January 2013

Judge Stettin, Rothstein, Trustee

Though how they get around the copyright infringement of using Judge Herbert Stettin's name as a domain name, Citizens of Florida for Citizens of Florida has published a website documenting acts of impropriety surrounding the bankruptcy trustee for the Scott Rothstein Est

War, Oil and the Dollar...

Some time ago, just a few days after the U.S. invaded Iraq, I posted my take on why the U.S. had invaded Iraq. One of the reasons that I gave was that the U.S. wished to undermine the euro in order that the price of oil would continue to be based on the dollar. The value accorded the U.S. dollar on the international market depends on this oil/dollar linkage. Should this link be broken the value of the U.S. dollar would plummet.

America has no financial shortages

Do you want Obama to allegedly abuse his authority in dealing with Replicans and their T-ninnies?

inquirying minds need to know,....hopefully before the Debt Celling talks.

“Catastrophic” fight over Debt Ceiling?!: It damn well better be – for the Republicans.


39.6% is BULLSHIT.

RAISE THE CAPITAL GAINS TAX TO 45% and 60% on speculative trades.

Unemploying people on Friday should be against the law

When a person is 'let go' on a Friday it gives the person a weekend to get depressed. If the employer dumps you on a Tuesday, at least you can go apply at a few places, send out resumes, get some interviews set-up, and get the job-hunting momentum building.

It should be against the law to dump an employee on a Friday.

Plus, not everyone has a personal computer to do job searching on-line; some, instead, rely on computers at public libraries often by appointment, and weekends are VERY busy.

Re todays phone call about fracking and methane

To thebest of my knowledge methane is an app. 124 times more potent ghg than CO2. The difference is that because methane deteriorates over 20- 50 years whilst CO2 takes thousands, methane's atmospheric warming potential is amortized, kind of in a time value of money way. It has been determined by the UNIPPC that a factor of 24 times worse than CO2 will be used for caculating emmisions reductions seeking carbon credits or offsets.


debt ceiling threats seem like extortion or even an act of terrorism. aren't both illegal?

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How To Bring Back A Middle Class

Thom plus logo From the 1930s to the Reagan Revolution, America grew the largest and most robust middle class in history. Along with strong unions, the main driver of that was that people earning more than about $10 million in today's money confronted a top tax rate of 91% until the 60s, and 67% until Reagan came into office.