June 2013

51 PERCENT of all global warming pollution attributed to Livestock Industrial Complex

And lots of other inescapable facts about the terrorism of "eating someone as opposed to eating something".

Not to be missed, Bob Linden's riff on the NSA spying and how the government calls the bad guys 'leakers' now, instead of BRAVE WHISTLEBLOWERS. Why's that? "Leakers? Like now you're a tattle-tale, nobody likes a tattle-tale... or you have no control over your bladder...."

Ending DOMA: ALEC doesn't care about social issues.

Careful reading too much into Washington ending Bill Clinton's DOMA.

ALEC cares about social issues only to the extent that the issue interferes with profitability - period.

Multiple pollinator populations plummeting.

Don’t know where you are but here in S. Central Wisconsin insect pollinator populations are down to next to nothing.

WI Budget is working family horror show: even wipe-outs ability to sue for Lead Based paint.

2013-2015 Wisconsin Budget Overview and Its Impact on Working Families

"Nine Largest Private Armies in the World..."-- What they are up to

A descriptive list of the corporations which supply mercenaries to other corporations and governments and what they are used for...

http://www.insidermonkey.com/blog/the-9-largest-private-armies-in-the-wo...

Inspection- What's All This Voting Rights Angst About?


Next week's Inspection flies into your digital domain a week early. This is important-kwc

 I mean, what's the problem here? There's an easy solution to the fact they got rid of the special rule for selective states that admittedly have had a history of denying the voting: especially for African Americans. Of course it has been used for other purposes too, like defending the voting rights of other minorities.
 So what's all the angst about?

times to remember?

Pimpin’ data ‘aint easy – stars and bigwigs get hankty about confidentiality and all dat, y’know poppi, an’ my cheddar gets squeezed into shadow pools in places where they spit stupid different code, but I’m small time compared to the man. Don’t hate the player, hate the game.

the value of a dollar

This is a rough draft of some thoughts churning in my head, but I thought I'd go ahead and post it anyway to see if anyone wants to criticize or offer their own thoughts.

on money:
Ever realize that you have changed your opinion on a certain point but aren't sure whether or how this change affects previous arguments you have made? In my case, I am reconsidering the idea that money itself has value. That might seem obvious to many, but consider that dollars are valued against each other on the international currency exchange market for example.

Like Bush, Obama’s speeches sound great until you consider who is talking.

What happens when the Washington\Wall St Nexus gets all IMF’y and allows corporations like Haliburton or Nestle to own America’s supply of fresh water? How is that going to help the People cope with Climate Collapse?

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Who Will Stop World War III?

Thom plus logo Back in 2001, after 9/11, Congress gave the president the authority to basically wage war anywhere in the world where there were governments affiliated with Al Qaeda, the radical Sunni Muslim group that came out of the Saudi Wahhabist movement. Iran is Shia Muslim, essentially the sworn enemies of the Sunnis.