December 2014

fool me once, uh, 'notherwords, can't get fooled again

Diane Feinstein is a seasoned lawmaker and must have known the 'timely' release of the torture report would make us avert our eyes from the rotten egg that they rammed through at the last moment (the budget). Or to put it another way. What the hell? My hat is off. We have been fooled again.

Isn't it Time to Sue for More Police Accountability?

Subtitle: Where are the constitutional lawyers when we need them?

WAY Too Big: CitiCorp effectively threatened to shut down the Gov’t with their derivative rider

It’s official (or at least brazenly obvious), the United States is an Oligarchy-State thingy. Complete control over the government has been abdicated to Corporations.

SCOTUS rules against workers

"SCOTUS Rules Workers Don't Need To Be Paid for All Their Time Working" by Moshe Z. Marvit, In These Times

The perfect marriage between government and business - will they have a long honeymoon?

Tent Cities - The Future Of America

I was browsing around YouTube today when I stumbled across these two excellent videos. Now that the Republicons have succeeded in hijacking Congress, keep in mind that what you’re looking at is the future of America! More and more people are going to find themselves living like this — if they’re lucky enough to find a tent city in their area.

"The Ominous ‘Cromnibus,’ A Budget Bill That Should Have Died"

From Campaign for America's Future [when it used to offer the People one], written by

Spending Bill: Both Democrats and Republicans are social and economic terrorists of America's Middle Class.

Let. The. Government. Shut. Down.

America needs a time out. Get out of the beltway and wake up. Washington can no longer go on as business as usual. The 99% can’t take it anymore.

Shut the mess down and reboot later. Better we start taking our medicine now than doubling down on a trajectory that ensures that all manner of existing social and economic problems will get even worse. Washington's representation of special interests is simply going too far.

Fucking Democrats: Nightmare Spending Bill is environmental nightmare.

Does anyone speak for the 99% anymore?!

Word is Obama and a "major wall st figure" personally phoned Democratic members of Congress to urge them to pass the bill.

Rectal feeding: disgusting but medical

It certainly burns me up when prominent people like George W. Bush's former attorney general say that even though if they were waterboarded they would think it torture but if someone else (such as a Muslim?) were, it would not be. Besides, he says, this does not cause physical pain or permanent injury, as if psychological pain and permanent psychological injury, such as PTSD, are trivial.

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"The Saddest Thing Is This Won't Be Breaking News"

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.