July 2013

GMO Corn: Disaster Capitalism comes to agriculture

Wow. GMO Bt Corn FAILS to discourage bugs, and yet Monsanto and Friends STILL make money selling more pesticides! Now THAT is Disaster Capitalism, isn't it?

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/07/09-6

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Wall Street financial technology and fledgling USA solar installations

Will our efforts to go green be sabotaged by Wall Street?

I just learned that the solar leasing contracts/agreements are being treated like mortgages -- with Wall Street imposing the derivative and bundling "technology".

Is this a good thing?

"Flawed" system of USA hazardous chemicals i.d. and alerts

Flawed system means poor protection outcomes?

Detailed reporting.

The upshot appears to be that 'safety/security' in the USA is in the hands of private industry.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/08/us-chemical-tierii-idUSBRE9670...

Offshore rig natural gas leak emergency results in evacuation

USA Today reported an offshore leak on July 9.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/07/09/natural-gas-gulf-lo...

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The Coast Guard said a crew was working Monday night to temporarily plug the well and lost control of it. The well was not producing any oil at the time. Two other wells that were producing on the platform were closed off. Petty Officer Jonathan Lally said everyone on the platform was evacuated safely.

We haven't suffered enough.

We live in a time in America where the landed gentry, the well heeled, the rich and powerful make no apologies for thumbing their noses at the great un-washed.

Rand Paul for President ???

Scary!!!!

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‘Naturalized’ citizenship is a gift given, in my opinion, but a social contract offered (which requires instruction and imbursement). Preventing trespasses (now net zero), which is not concomitant with immigration reform itself, has involved the militarization of our borders – which must be reassessed, I’m sure. I heard a proponent of ‘incrementally comprehe

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The Supreme Court Broke Politics - How Do We Now Reform the Supreme Court?

Thom plus logo We complain about the state of American politics; about a mentally ill billionaire in the White House and a Republican Party crawling with hustlers and conmen, and a few in the Democratic Party as well. The complaints are legitimate, but most people don't realize why the situation is as bad as it is.