January 2014

Cigaretts

If people want to smoke why not let them? There is enough information out there and they still smoke. I know "it kills people", so does sky diving but people do it anyway. Rock climbing is not so safe either but we are not saying charge them so much they cannot do it legally so go ahead and make it another failure by keeping it underground. I don't tell you how to live and what to do with your body so why do you think it is ok to tell me what I can do with mine? I quit 17 years ago but I smoked till I didn't want to smoke anymore after 35 years. I would h

Inspection- Mything the Mark

  I have been enjoying Sleepy Hollow, a new program on TV, yet it bothers me on a level that has less to do with Sleepy than it has to do with what has become a fictional mantra, a favored meme', for the TV/movie industry. That meme' is "everything is true except what's scientifically obvious."

Math.350.org

Bill McKibben believes we only have 565 more gigatons out of 2,795 gigatons in current reserves of carbon to burn and turn into CO2. Would it make a difference if 1,100 gigatons of carbon could be burned and turn into CO2 without causing mass extinction? No it wouldn't.

Does the CNN Poll Mean Anything?

In the election of 1940, FDR declared that he would run for an unprecedented third term as US President.

An Outline Of an Idea

Who is your choice?

Suppose you had a Time Machine that would give you the access to travel back in time to 2008 again; would you voted for Obama knowing whats happening now or would you have voted for McCain or Clinton?

NSA spies and lies NOT to prevent another 9/11, but to protect 9/11?

The NSA claims it must spy-sweep on Americans to prevent another 9/11. But evidence shows -- as the author at link below presents -- that the NSA was ALREADY spying readily and that had no effect on preventing 9/11. Since NSA domestic spying was not effective in preventing an event of terrorist proportions, their claim it is justified to continue to spy on all Americans is absurd.

Fascists loot using PRIVATIZATION

In history and the present -- Fascism loves privatization. Fascists use privatization as their LOOTING tool.

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/01/fascist-origin-essence-privatizat...

Now we are forced to purchase ONLY lightbulbs that emit UV?

Halogen lightbulbs and fluorescent bulbs emit more ultraviolet (UV) radiation in comparison to incandescent types. Now, by law, we are forced to buy these questionable UV-emitting bulbs since incandescent lightbulbs have been made illegal as of January 1, 2014.

Charity, then Justice

Thom, regarding your struggle with the Matthew teaching--feed the hungry etc--don't forget the difference between charity and justice. You certainly have heard the allegory about fish/babies coming down the river and everyone doing great things to save them until someone asked the question, "why are they coming down the river?"

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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.