November 2014

Ted Cruz is right, the Markeplace Fairness Act is bad for business.

While I rarely agree with Sen. Ted Cruz, he is correct on this topic. The Marketplace Fairness Act (S743) is bad for business.

The bill proposed will allow States to reach across State Lines and force all businesses with remote sales ($1M or more) to collect Sales tax that the purchaser would owe in his State.

The compliance costs to small business will be more than the tax collected.

A recent TRUST

Mass Extinction: ecosystems breaking down and getting wiped out around the globe.

Floods, freak rain falls, heat waves, forest fires, massive landslides, etc. etc. they all are taking a bite out of the planet’s ability to support life. The same can be said of developments of infrastructure, production capacity, export terminals, etc. by the dirty energy industry.

Here are a few examples:

In northern Wisconsin the number of Whitetail deer are crashing due to abnormally high snowfall starving out new fawns.

Net Neutrality under renewed attack despite blah, blah, from President O’blah blah.

This from Fight for the Future:

Dear Fight for the Future member,

Ethics, morals, virtues, integrity, discipline

Prostitution is more moral than corruption.

Study shows Wisconsin groundwater contaminated by TOXIC COAL ASH.

...but don't worry our numb-nutts governor Scott Walker is on top of it! (balls!)

ROCK ON! “South Dakota tribe calls Keystone XL ‘an act of war’”

.D. tribe: Keystone XL 'an act of war against our people'

Thwarting the Will of the People......Really?

This catch phrase is being used all over the place by Neocons to criticize Pres. Obama for opposing the Keystone Xtra Lethal Pipeline. The media is not challenging them on this statement but let them finish their BS talking points. Matthews came close to saying it the other day but checked himself and didn't finish that thought. What he started to say but dropped the thought cold was that an even higher percentage of the American people support stronger background checks for guns. There are more examples of this hypocrisy such as the immigration impasse.

NASA has new way to visualize Climate Collapse and fuck Mitch McConnell.

Mover over Scott Walker, the Koch Brothers have an additional butt plug - Mitch McConnell - and undeniably room for the same time,...if you get my meaning.

PETITION: Time to take back unforgivably large private fortunes for the good of the People

It is time to use the constitutional mechanism of Eminent Domain to reclaim for the American People the excess wealth of the crooked billionaires who have, through corruption of our political process, acquired the majority of our nation's wealth as their private fortunes.

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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.