January 2014

new day, new rant

Politics:

The local, regional or federal rules and regulations requiring multinational corporations (that might avoid paying taxes and violate the public trust) could be weakened or overridden by legal treaties likek the TPP. I do not think something this important should be ignored. A public debate about another NAAFTA-like treaty is imperative, I think, because of the possible economic effect.

Maria Christiana's Proof Ch.1

Ch. 1: Serial Bankers and Permutators

Wisconsin’s current trajectory will lead to economic and social ruin.

Each additional dollar of profit government is generating a special interest is coming at the expense of a disproportionately greater cost to the State’s non-special interests.

Climate change Pentagon report

An interesting report prepared in 2003 by Peter Schwartz / CIA and Doug Randall discussing climate change and global implications.http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ada469325

Inspection- Jersey Bridge is Falling Down, Falling Down...

Corruption? Jersey? Who woulda thunk it?
  Ever since I was young, and active in politics just north of New York City, Jersey has taken it on the nose, the toes... well, let's just say if Jersey were an Algonquian, his tribe would have called him, "Running Joke," OK? Some Jersey dissing is somewhat fair, some not. The beautiful parts of Jersey rarely get mentioned. There have been some great folks from Jersey, and certainly even fun, and funny, folks from Jersey, right, Jon Stewart?
  (Jon gives me one of his classic moments of silence, eyes dart back and forth.)
  Still the recent bridge shut down, and all its political intrigue is a... surprise?

Washington is ruled by a self-interested “Club” that fails the 99%

For what it's worth....

In the words of Mark Leibovich author of “This Town”:

Death of the Amazon: Ecuador cracks down on Indigenous Leaders Opposed to Oil.

http://amazonwatch.org/news/2014/0110-ecuador-cracks-down-on-indigenous-leaders-opposed-to-oil?utm_source=Amazon+Watch+Newsletter+and+Updates&utm_campaign=a4a3679f4c-eoa_ec_2014-01-10&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e6f929728b-a4a3679f4c-340235225

The US Energy Information Administration changed the charts and the way data is released, after natural gas storage levels dropped.

The EIA.gov website has taken down and changed the forecasted production/consumption charts in light of decreases in natural gas storage, prices and shortages in New England and other places. Consider that the EIA.gov website won't show the results from the "Polar Vortex" for another week. Instead the EIA tells us in paragraph form instead of providing us with its usual 5 year chart. I've included the charts the US Energy Infrormation Administration doesn't want the public to see in this blog.

The differences between our President and a Governor

One apologies for bad behavior and fires them (Christy) while (Obama) rewards

bad behavior by promotions (IRS Executive) pays off their Presidential debt (Clinton)

$36 milion dollars and blames Former President Bush on everything.

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Why Did Cadet Bone Spurs Go to the Hospital?

Thom plus logo Not many people are buying Trump's story that he just kind of on a whim, decided to go visit Walter Reed Hospital in a motorcade without even first calling his doctor because he thought it would be a good time to start his February annual check up.

The two most prominent theories right now are that