Jun
27

The same people who think it is a good idea to bomb for democracy can't stand…

The same people who think it is a good idea to bomb for democracy can't stand democracy at home. What does that make those who support them? Societies cannot have democracy imposed from without, as though it were an item to be ordered from a lunch menu. The West’s democracies, imperfect as they are, were… Continue reading »

Jun
27

Class and race

How little things have changed in the past 500 years. The truth is the bottom 20% are mostly penned up in our urban ghettos located in Detroit, Chicago, Philadelphia, NYC, LA, Atlanta, Miami, and the hundreds of other decaying metropolitan meccas. They generally kill each other and only get the attention of the top 10%… Continue reading »

Jun
27

The more strident the claims and the less factual evidence backing it up the more…

The more strident the claims and the less factual evidence backing it up the more likely it is we are being played. Capitalism thus entails and reproduces a highly undemocratic organization of production inside enterprises. Tina believers insist that no alternatives to such capitalist organizations of production exist or could work nearly so well, in… Continue reading »

Jun
26

Now that is rain

Before nightfall, Debbie had dumped more than a foot of rain on some parts over the previous 96 hours. And forecasters were expecting the rains to continue, bringing another 4 to 8 inches across northern Florida. Embedded Link Debby Storms Fla., Floods Cut Part of I-10 Parts of the main interstate highway across northern Florida… Continue reading »

Jun
25

A news story on the Fox News website

I would be embarrassed if I was running this organization. The largest environmental disaster in the history of the planet and they have to pick up an original story from Al Jazeera. Whatever happened to sending a journalist to go get the original story? Two years later, scientists and commercial fishers alike are finding shrimp,… Continue reading »

Jun
25

In case you were wondering.

In case you were wondering. Embedded Link Why Do Maple Syrup Containers Have Tiny Handles? Last week, at our maple syrup class, we were perplexed by a very important question. Why did all the real maple syrup bottles have these tiny, useless handles? You know the type: The infamous tiny… Google+: View post on Google+

Jun
25

A "free market" in everything except labour

Market anarchists argue that arbitrary restrictions on free exchange and on homesteading create an artificially overloaded supply of wage laborers, people who might otherwise work for themselves or cooperatively with others in small enterprises. Embedded Link How About Some Real “Austerity?” D'Amato: Not surprisingly, it's always the salaries and pensions of working people that are… Continue reading »

Jun
25

Death, taxes and taxes on death.

Death, taxes and taxes on death. Embedded Link Can You Afford To Die In America? An Infographic | ZeroHedge While few want to think about their death, its becoming increasingly popular for folks to prepare for the inevitable by pre-planning their own funerals (we assume a little like England's soccer team y… Google+: View post… Continue reading »

Jun
25

Do you think economics is a science?

Today, research by scientists from many fields, neurosciences, endocrinology, psychology, physics, thermodynamics, mathematics and anthropology have invalidated the core assumptions underlying economic models – as I will show in this paper.  This new research reveals economics as a profession, not a science. Embedded Link Sustainable Society and Sustainable Development: Limits and Possibilities To return to… Continue reading »

Jun
25

Well that convinces me

Anyone willing to molest children for their beliefs must be right. Global heating is a great big hoax! “Weird” is perhaps the mildest way to describe the growing number of threats and acts of intimidation that climate scientists face. A climate modeler at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory answered a late-night knock to find a dead… Continue reading »

Jun
25

Almost 30 million people in the US have Type 2 diabetes and the machine has done…

Almost 30 million people in the US have Type 2 diabetes and the machine has done its best to convince them it is their fault. No wonder politicians hate science. "For the public, this raises the specter of environmental pollutants as potential contributors to the metabolic disease epidemic," said Sargis, adding that, "hopefully, it will… Continue reading »

Jun
25

At the expense of healthcare, education and environmental protection

Not to mention that out of the 53%, a large portion goes directly to parasitic shareholders of the corporations making the gear that politicians have been charged with destroying so they can make more gear. Truly a welfare state, except the parasites are the rich, not the poor. "People have to realise that 53 cents of every… Continue reading »

Jun
24

Government regulation > Monopoly > Profit

Sounds about right. Reshared post from +Toxic Reverend Illegal Drug Money – Who's Making A ProfitHow the US Government, Banks, Prison-Industrial Complex, Corrupt Officials, Businesses, Law Enforcement, Racists and the CIA Profit From Illegal Drugs Friday, 22 June 2012 13:49 By Mark Karlin, Truthout  News Analysishttp://truth-out.org/news/item/9937-how-the-us-government-banks-prison-industrial-complex-corrupt-officials-businesses-law-enforcement-racists-and-the-cia-benefit-from-illegal-drugsAdditionally :>Mike Ruppert – CIA and Drug Running(1997 free video). 1:45… Continue reading »

Jun
24

via +John Prim 

via +John Prim  Reshared post from +Susan Stone Embedded Link Last survivor of species of Galapagos tortoise dies, aged over 100 | The Raw Story Lonesome George's longtime caretaker, Fausto Llerena, found the tortoise's remains stretched out in the “direction of his watering hole” on Santa Cruz Island, the statement said. Lonesome George was d…… Continue reading »

Jun
24

So I guess we all just sit around and wait for some Japanese business man to bid…

So I guess we all just sit around and wait for some Japanese business man to bid $10M Yen for the very last bluefin tuna while we buy oxygen and clean water from the corporations. To put it starkly, that means that the environmental movement can never win, can never be anything but a tolerated… Continue reading »

Jun
24

You can't make this shit up

Preliminary tests revealed that the grass, an altered form of Bermuda grass known as Tifton 85, had mysteriously begun producing cyanide gas. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture are conducting further tests to determine if some sort of mutation caused the grass to suddenly begin giving off the deadly gas. Embedded Link Genetically modified… Continue reading »

Jun
24

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that…

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. – John Locke Google+: View post on Google+

Jun
24

Residents want culture and entertainment, city officials want a police force

So they declare a state of emergency and shit on their employees. Sounds about right. Since then, residents have urged City Hall to keep its libraries and recreation centers and sacrifice public safety, which accounts for 66 percent of the city's budget. In all, the city expects to go from 1,000 public safety employees in… Continue reading »

Jun
24

Banks gamble money and lose. Government bails them out

Entrepreneurs take over banking while TBTF institutions continue gambling with taxpayer cash. Decentralize, deconstruct, decriminalize. Now that is banking. When he lends money, he charges 8.9 per cent to borrowers with a good credit record and investors make five per cent on their savings. They are not the cheapest loan  deals on the market but,… Continue reading »

Jun
24

Sometimes it is the comments section that makes it all worthwhile

_Now the rowin' gambler he was very boredHe was tryin' to create a next world warHe found a promoter who nearly fell off the floorHe said, "I never engaged in this kind of thing beforeBut yes I think it can be very easily doneWe'll just put some bleachers out in the sunAnd have it on… Continue reading »

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