October 2014

Ted Turner Out and Al Jazeera In on Dish Network---YaaaY!!!

There is some kind of a dispute between Ted Turner (CNN, and a few other less popular Ted Turner channels I never watch anyway) and Dish Network. So Dish Network has put in it's place Al Jazeera (200) and MSNBC(201). I certainly hope this becomes permanent.

Gov Chris Crispy Kreme urges Republican operatives to take control of all “voting mechanisms” in order to suppress votes.

This from CREDO:

Just days ago, Chris Christie, the right-wing Governor of New Jersey, publicly talked up the Republican push to do whatever it takes to take control of “voting mechanisms” in order to advance electoral fortunes of his party (and his own) for the 2016 presidential election.1

Bill39

Thom,

There already exists a penalty for voter suppresion-the 14th amendment, section 2.

It says that when citizens right to vote is abridged then that state's congressional representation shall be reduced proportionately. I remember that that threat contributed to the passing of of "The Voting Rights Act".

Also a comment on the Supreme Court's verdict on the Voting Rights Act. They said that the Voting Rights Act has been working wonderfully. "Now stop it!"

Freedom Requires Knowledge - Do You Know GMOs?

Please consider the points in this video about GMO labeling.

3 DAYS UNTIL WE CAN CHANGE THIS CONGRESS AND THE SENATE ON NOVEMBER 4th!

President George Washington’s Farewell Address - 1796

http://www.gilderlehrman.org/sites/default/files/inline-pdfs/Farewell%20Address%20(Abridged).pdf

“Game Over”: Alabama and Mississippi pursue Tar Sands Oil development here in the US.

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/10/30/3574743/inside-alabama-tar-sands/

It's Halloween, Not Holloween

Think about how these words are pronounced:
callow
fallow
gallows
hallowed (be thy name)
(marsh)mallow
sallow
tallow
("Wallow" is a special case. W tends to make following a's sound like /ah/. Compare "water" and "hater".)

Now think about how these words are pronounced:
follow
hollow

Now, based on the pattern, how would you pronounce "Halloween"?

Catablog

Climate Collapse: Multiple State Governments caught trying to hide scary Climate data from the Public.

Should government's just let their People bumble along living life as the choose to knowing full well they can't save them from climate collapse?

Is it better to let someone live peacefully as they choose, knowing they'll do from it or should governments up end it all and make their People finish their existance in a desperate, futile, and uncomfortable struggle to save themselves from themselves?

Exports: Arch Coal trying to build 20,000 acre strip mine in Montana that shits all over the Cheyenne tribe.

Ah yes, good ole dirty energy exports, the Corporations gets the profit, Washington gets to point the finger at the nation that burns it at as the “real” cause of climate change, and the People – in this and other cases the politically impoverished indigenous – pay the cost of it all. How many times has this been played out?!?

This from EarthJustice:

“Arch Coal is planning to extract 1.3 billion tons of coal from this mine to ship to the West Coast and overseas to Asia.”

Inspection- BOO!

Lucky you! Next week’s Inspection arrives early with a truly frightening big Halloween boo!

While ghouls, goblins and kids in Ebola costumes gather their riches, could gas companies, politicians and religious fanatics be plotting to gather even bigger “heavenly” rewards?

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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.