November 2013

A warning to the People regarding Obama’s Fracking and Walker’s Gogebic and Silica Mines.

The following quote was taken from page 261-2 of the book “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” by authors Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco:

Obamanation: Today’s Mass Extinction and Holocene-Anthropocene Thermal Maximum

The following quote was taken from page 265 of the book “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” by authors Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco:

Obama, the only president to leave out the words "under God"

Somehow obama managed to mangle his reading of the Gettysburg Address by becoming the only president in history who left out the written words "under God" while recording it for posterity. Who will he blame? A historian named Ken Burns that he claimed handed him the speech. Somehow he needs to be reminded that Lincolns signed speech, and the one every other president read, DID include the words "under God". Maybe Ken Burns can be promoted to be a IT guru for the obamacare website.

Quite a guy this president.

Rich lobbyists

As someone who has been homeless wioth three kids while working full time I feel a great deal for those who have to beg for their supper. Knew a few of them and they are for the most part, decent people. However they are maligned because of their desperation while lobbyists are *far* from desperate. So my question to legislators and politicians who disdain the homeless while listening to every word that a lobbyist has to say:

What is the difference between a wealthy lobbyist and a panhandler? The lobbyist wears a suit ....

Just sayin' ...

This Is Supposed to Be A Political Web Site

The blog posts on this site need to stay in the areas of government, politics, and economics. Most people do stick to those sorts of topics, but there are some that are not of any interest or relevance, at least to me. There are so many problems in the world today, serious problems in many instances, that I don't see the justification in taking up someone's precious time with topics that only apply to the individual who wrote the post. Our society has too much narcissim as it is. On the bulletin board section, in fact, someone mentioned the book, The Culture of N

Your Rights, My Rights ...

Hi, All. I am a child of the 1950s. My father taught me that I have rights, he has rights, we all have rights. But your rights Stop when they bump into my rights, & so do mine. If you need to push your rights further, then you need to go somewhere else where you can exert your rights without running over someone else's. That respects Everyone's rights & personal dignity & space. It is how a civilization SUCCEEDS.

Swiss Healthcare

I am an expat working in Switzerland. The American company I work for pays my health insurance here; however they are limited to only insurers the Swiss apporve of. I was interested to see the little brochure they sent me recently about the Swiss Health Care system. They break down the amount of each Swiss Franc that goes to what and it says they keep 5 centines for their profit. Interesting that US companies are having a hard time keeping it down to 20. I attached the page they sent here which shows it.

The Character of Unemployment

In May and June of 1953 the unemployment rate was at 2.5% due to the Korean War, which was an historic low level for the untied States. The bubble burst, and started the recession of 53, and for this reason some economists said the rate of unemployment should be 4%. At the time 4% unemployment, in theory and practice would keep the equilibrium of the economy stable, by controlling growth and in turn lower the inflation rate. This they termed as a natural rate of unemployment and is defined by 3 factors.

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Why Hasn't Congress Taken War Powers Away From Trump?

Thom plus logo Donald Trump's pathetic betrayal of our Kurdish allies in northern Syria highlights the importance of Congress taking seriously it's constitutional obligation to define and authorize war.