March 2013

Visiting Senitor - protocol?

My wife and I will be on a tourist visit to Washington DC next month and have scheduled a visit with our Senator (Cantwell). We have never visited the capital before and although our visit will primarily be as a tourist, I would like to throw at least one or two questions to Senator Cantwell. However I am not sure of the protocol or even how much time we will be given. She offers a “Constituent Coffee” prior to tour of the Capitol building .

Nuclear energy past and future

We are the first and the biggest nuclear weapons maker in the world. We had best not use those weapons by exploding them. But the history is awful and its consequences will be with us for a very long time. The major nuclear accidents, beyond those that were planned, like open air testing, and deployment in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and unethical releases at Hanford, are the whole world wide array of unsafe light water uranium reactors. And the big piles of long lived high level radioactive waste.

What can we do about those problems?

AlterNet: “The 147 People Destroying the World”

“Cyprus: The European Union acted destructively – and self-destructively – when it tried to seize a portion of the insured savings accounts of the citizens of Cyprus. They were telling anyone with a savings account in the financially troubled nations of the Eurozone: Forget your guaranteed deposits. If we need your money in order to bail out the big banks – banks which have already gambled recklessly with it – we’ll take it.”

Casualties of American War Making Since WWll

How many people have died in wars the United States has prosecuted since WW2? It difficult to count. War kills people in many ways. They die directly in combat or as civilian deaths due to military action, or they may have died of more indirect causes. Its a complicated picture that requires lengthy study. Many scholars and institution have performed much research to find answers to the question. A low estimate is somewhat above one million for the Vietnam War.

RT.COM Comcast schedule Big Picture schedule is not listed correctly

I live in Bremerton, Wa. The Big Picture schedule is not listed correctly since Daylight saving time. It is now the same time as Breaking the Set. I am confused and so is my DVR. I miss a lot of programs. Comcast doesn't like me to watch Thom's program.

The American Dream

Mr George Carlin, the floor is yours.

"The American Dream, you have to be asleep to believe it."

What is the real truth about the Post Office?

The Truth About The Post Office's Financial MessText SizePublished: Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 12:39 PM ET By:

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Here's what Republicans and billionaires really mean when they talk about 'freedom'

Thom plus logo America is having a heated debate about the meaning of the word socialism. We'd be better served if, instead, we were debating the meaning of freedom.