October 2013

Why Social Security Benefits Everybody

When someone tells me that they want to "opt out" of Social Security, I tell them that there is only one fair and reasonable way to do that. The minute they opt out, every member of their extended family--by birth and by marriage--who is currently collecting Social Security would be dropped and would immediately look to them for their monthly support checks. If the opt-outer refused to support his family members, they could sue him and garnish wages and assets. No other members of his extended family would qualify for Social Security, now or in the future.

Fox's Negativity Game Plan

Ever wonder how and why Fox News (Tox News) comes up with the trash that they pass off as information. I believe they have a programming formula that is designed to create a drip….drip…drip of negativity, in their overriding goal of turning people against the government. The examples below are part of their daily game plan that they use to flesh out their toxic messaging.

Not all GMOs are Bad

I am a skeptic and as with most things such as global climate change and religion, I say show me the evidence. There is much evidence that climate change is real and man made and absolutely no evidence there is an alpha male in the sky that controls every thing. So, with GMOs I have been skeptical as well, especially with much of the dialog being fear driven.

Fukushima be damned: Oligarchs force UK to build first nuclear power plant in a decade.

No word as of yet as to the extent of the involvement by the US State Department, GE, Southland, et.al.

[Note the articles mention of how impractical and problematic renewal energy is proving in Germany. (me thinks the nuclear industry may have a little influence in the media)]

Fed could up QE to $1 trillion/month, but still no increase in small biz assistance or safety net in sight.

Puts JP Morgan Chases’ paltry $13 billion dollar fine in perspective…they are just going to give back a miniscule fraction of what the Taxpayers already gave them!

Failure of the thermal Incline?: 2nd Dead Oar fish may speak to warming of deep ocean.

Warm water doesn’t hold as much oxygen as cold water and this may have effected the Oar and other deep sea life’s ability to survive.

NEW BOOK: “Extortion” by Peter Schweizer – Money Corruption skyrocketed under Obama via Leadership PACs.

Not my president.

The Book is on sale tomorrow.

Dear Thom:

Would you consider having a day like your Science Day, where you take two to five minutes to tell us news of what the Green Party is up to?

Here is a list of candidates for 2013 elections. http://www.gp.org/elections/candidates/index.php

Thank You

JP Morgan facing $13 b fine after countless months of participating in $80 b/mo QE bailout, as well as a $16 Trillion dollar bailout!?!

Obama is officially a BANKSTER!

We aren’t even being told what price the fed is “paying” for the crap MBS and other instruments it is getting in return for QE money,…or for that matter if they are getting anything of value at all for the QE monies!

Today’s Govt is pre-occupied with transferring the wealth of the People to the 1%.

Including and especially the act of privatizing the wealth of the People represented by their Commons into the hands of the 1%.

And the Environment continues to suffer so much so that it is now at the point of abject failure.

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What Do Democrats Really Want?

Thom plus logo Thomas Friedman, the confused billionaire, told us decades ago that "free trade" is what made the Lexus a successful product when, in fact, it was decades of Japanese government subsidies and explicit tariffs that did so.