May 2013

Democratic and Republican Cancer: OPENSECRETS.org and POGO.org

Get to know how the cancer that is the Democratic and Republican parties enrich themselves at the Peoples’ expense by getting involved at:

http://www.pogo.org/

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Stroke is no joke. Every forty seconds in the United States someone is stricken by stroke, the chief cause of adult disability and the third leading cause of death. Stroke can happen at any age, not only to the elderly. Fetuses, toddlers, children, teens, young adults on up. Please be aware and know the signs: Facial droop on one side; slurred speech, garbled speech or inability to talk; loss of control on one side of the body; unsteady gait. Call 911 immediately even if only one symptom is present.

DUMBED DOWN AMERICA -- Is It Intentional?

The Internal Language of Love

The Internal Language of Love

By way of one thing leads to another, I wish to discuss the language of our thoughts today -- particularly, the inverse of profanity and its power to shape our lives. I plan this also to be in a sense of preview of my next major writing project, although I will enjoy choosing from a variety of topics for the time being.

where its at

The idea of tactical espionage and covert combat confuses me. After the cold war mission was reduced and 911 changed our socio-emotional priorities, the CIA mission became much more ‘search and destroy’ than intelligence gathering, I think. Moreover, the distinction between soldiers and spies became blurred.

TeaPublicans Speak for Corporate Money (But you knew that, right?)

TeaPublican Candidate Behavior: Not All That Surprising

Obama hates your children.

Obama did do “Drill Baby Drill” and then some! Green house gases are at 400 ppm and give every indication that they will continue to soar. 600 ppm and probably more is a given.

Walker'esque: Obama proposes joke rules that allow fracking on 600 million acres of the People’s Land.

The Obama administration just released its first major fracking policy--the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed rules for fracking on 600 million acres of public land. And it’s even worse than we feared.1

Today's USA SUICIDES surpass USA suicide numbers in Great Depression

Our suicides now surpass current auto accident deaths, also.

Very thorough article--

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/05/more-americans-committing-suicide...

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The Root Causes: Unemployment and Foreclosure

Why do more people kill themselves during severe downturns? It’s not just a downturn in the business cycle in some general sense. It’s more specific than that.

Justice Dept. puts 2 "former" terrorists in Witness Protection Program and loses them

These protected witnesses, called "former" terrorists on the USA's "No Fly List", were given new names/identities and allowed to fly anywhere they pleased?

This problem in the 'system' was uncovered by a report from an independent inspector general and the Justice Department is making procedural changes.

Certainly clarifies why independent inspector generals are a necessity!

The newspaper story--

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/17/us/justice-dept-lost-track-of-2-former...

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Trump's Lies Are Killing Us

Thom plus logo Donald Trump keeps insisting in his rallies, as he did last night, that he has lowered prescription drug prices, is protecting people with pre-existing conditions, and is improving Medicare. While everybody knows that he lies a lot, these are among the most pernicious lies.