November 2013

WARNING: Appalachia’s mining experience to be repeated in Wisconsin and other fracking States.

The following account of West Virginia’s experience with Coal mining stands as a somber warning of what is store for not only Wisconsin and its Sand and Ore mining operations but also any place Fracking is taking place. The following starts on page 128 of the book “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” by written by the patriotic Americans Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco:

ACA Baloney: Stop Whining and Start Paddling

The underlying problem isn't a website. Let's be honest, lots of corporate and niche social groups believe that you don't deserve health care if you are not as righteous or white as they are. Many of these same small minds talk about the sanctity of life. But, for some reason (go figure) that sacred life turns into a moocher as soon as it is crawling around and needs food or health care. They are then called lazy takers.

ObamaCare hurting small businesses and labor.

End the ObamaCare madness with an Executive Order of Medicare for all.

Fact Checking Rep Mike Quigley on H.R. 992 or the “Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act” 

I submitted the following links on H.R. 992 to Rep. Mike Quigley:

The bill, H.R. 992 or the “Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act,” would severely limit the reach of Sec. 716 in Dodd-Frank, which requires banks that are eligible for Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or Federal Reserve lending discounts to spin off their derivatives activities into separate corporate entities that would not be eligible for federal assistance.

Obama; the Corporatist?

Hi Thomm from OKC! I'm in my red state hell but overall a cool town no doubt. I listen every night on my way home from work the first 15 minutes or so anyways. My question is, do you think Obama should have took a different approach to his flagship legislation? In other words, should his focus have been more on creating good paying jobs instead of healthcare?

Greenhouse gases set to increase an additional 20% as early as 2035 despite clean energy.


We must hold our leaders, politicians and executives accountable.

The myth of electronic privacy

Technology has again outstripped the U.S. Constitution. Just as the framers, in 1790, did not anticipate the development of modern firearms, I am sure they did not anticipate the change in how we communicate with each other. The fourth amendment keeps us safe from unlawful search and seizure of our "person, houses, papers, and effects." It implies that private communications are safe as well. In 1790, private communications would be talking to another person face-to-face in a closed room, sending a letter via the U.S.

Quote: Frederick Douglass speaks to Today’s 99%:

The following quote by Frederick Douglass was taken from page 160 of the book “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” written by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco:

We Live in the Age Of Noah

In my fundamentalist Christian upbringing I was taught that the story of Noah in the Bible was real, not allegory. I was taught that it exhibited the importance of paying attention to prophets who receive special messages from God, and to do whatever those God-appointed prophets tell me to do.

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"The Saddest Thing Is This Won't Be Breaking News"

Thom plus logo As the world burns, and more and more fossil fuels are being used every day planet-wide, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels passed 416 ppm this week at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. In the 300,000 years since the emergence of modern humans, carbon dioxide levels have never been this high.