March 2016

The East India Company: The original corporate raiders

A briiliant excerpt from Wiliam Dalrymple's upcoming book: The Anarchy: How a Corporation Replaced the Mughal Empire, 1756-1803

There are many parallels with contemporary USA.

Wait until it's YOU

A few days ago my 4 year old grandson came home crying from daycare. We know 4 year olds hear everything but can't always comprenend what is being discussed. His mother is caucasion, and his father is african american so he is mixed...and a little confused. He said he was crying because "if Donald Trump becomes President, all the black people will have to go back to Africa...and I don't want to go to Africa, and I'm brown anyway, not really black...and you can't come with mommy"...and the sobbing continued as she assured him that won't happen

An October Surprise Like No Other

The connections between Goldman Sachs and both Cruz (through Heidi) and Drumpf (through numerous business dealings) leads to the inevitable conclusion that either of these two candidates may have access to Hillary's transcripts of the speeches or, possibly worse, covert video of one or multiple of the more recent speeches. Does anyone remember the covert "47% video" of Mittens?

Campain song for Bernie?

I heard this for the frist time on Saturday. Eventhough it is over 20yrs old this song hits all of Sanders talking points. Listen to it and see if you don't agree! ​

Iris Dement "Wasteland of the Free" Then push it out across the nation!

Inspection- Easter, 2016

Easter arrived this morning with the usual flair: Easter eggs, bunnies, Easter lilies, sermons about resurrection, parents and their sometimes squirming children sitting through pageantry... all to the tune of events that happened about two thousand years ago.

Climate Collapse$$$: Obama flips-off COP21 and auctions off 43 million acres of the Peoples’ property for Oil and Gas development.

So long as the rich can use their wealth to mitigate the effects of our dying planet the problem will be allowed to grow worse. I, on the other hand, can’t afford, say, a $50 loaf of bread!

Mass Extinction$$$: Obama administration stripping more species of plants and animals of their legal protections than any other administration in US history.

In the midst of this global extinction crisis, there should be a renewed and intensified focus on using powerful tools such as the Endangered Species Act to stem this increasing tide of extinction. Yet, this administration's Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) is walking away from species at a record, and very concerning, rate.

Hillary found GUILTY of over 200 Conflict of Interest rulings while Secretary of State that led to at least $48 million in fees for the Clintons.

She needs to withdraw from the presidential race and her superdelegates need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

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Coronavirus: Many Claim We Can't Afford Medicare-for-all, But, It Appears We Are About To Discover How Costly Our For-Profit Healthcare Is

Thom plus logo The coronavirus is now in the United States, and apparently the infection in California goes beyond just one person, because they can't figure out how that one person got it. Which means lots of people need to get tested, particularly if they have symptoms of a severe cold or flu which could indicate that they have the coronavirus.