July 2013

Obama’s National Marine Fisheries trying to negate laws banning Shark Finning.

Deplete, deplete, deplete,...Without unconcentrating wealth about all you can do to try to stimulate economic activity is to liquidate the People's endowment of natural resources, making a permanent reduction in the 99%'s wealth in its broadest sense.

This from Earthjustice:

Chicago, August 7 - 9; The Public Outcry Against ALEC

Save the Dates

In May 2013, at the spring meeting of ALEC, union brothers and sisters & concerned citizens came together in the streets of Oklahoma City to tell ALEC that
Oklahoma is NOT OK with ALEC.
There were more protestors in the street than there were ALEC members at their spring meeting.

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/In-The-States/ALEC-Not-OK-in-Oklahoma

On yesterdays Big Picture, this was said about ALEC
"There doesn't seem to be much of a public outcry."

8 Democrats cut Food Stamps.

At a time when the 99% are relying on food stamps at record levels. I guess DEMOCRAT Obama's cuts to Social Security weren't enough.

This from OPENSECRETS:

The Koch Brother’s ‘Shoot First, Shoot Often’ Gun Agenda

It’s hardly a surprise that the billionaire Koch brothers support ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, and that ALEC was the key player in spreading the cancer of “Stand Your Ground” self-defense laws. This type of aggressive legislation, which is at the core of the discussions about the Trayvon Martin case, has now been adopted by nearly half of the states.

Climate Collapse: Long food lines developing in Fresno County, CA.

Die well my fellow peasants!

http://news.yahoo.com/video/long-food-lines-may-return-051459350.html

The Defective Dichotomy of "Darwin's Doubt"

Eleven years ago I read the book "Darwin's Black Box" by Michael Behe, a well known promoter of intelligent design (ID). Behe uses the concept of "irreducible complexity" for systems like cell organelles or the immune system to extend the age-old "a watch implies a watchmaker" argument of William Paley in the early 1800's. Stephen Meyer's book "Darwin's Doubt" recycles that same ID approach, the false dichotomy (the word 'defective' yielded a more alliterative title). The arguments of Behe and Meyer are similar if not the same, that if evolutionary biology cannot fully exp

Profiles in Leadership & Ethics: Raphael Sperry

Raphael Sperry calls all architects to refuse to be complicit in the design of structures designed to inflict pain and torture.

getting serious

Manifest – oh… [!]

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Impeachment: The Difference Between Nixon & Trump

Thom plus logo There is a very simple reason why some Republicans participated in the impeachment proceedings against Richard Nixon, but none have so far broken ranks against Trump. That reason is the US Supreme Court.