30 Dec 2010

Don’t Let It Bring You Down; It’s Only Castles Burning

Big Tent Democrat commented earlier today at Talkleft in his post Policy And Politics: The Economy that: Discussing E.J. Dionne’s column today, Booman makes some good points: Considering that [the column] is supposed to be about [Dems] regaining the initiative, it’s pretty weak to lecture the White House about its

27 Dec 2010

World Has Had Enough Of U.S. Imperialism

World Has Had Enough Of U.S. Imperialism: The world has had enough of financing it’s own encirclement and subjugation by the U.S. military. From here on in it is you who is going to be paying the bill. Foreign countries are essentially saying, we don’t want any more dollars, we’re not going to fund your deficit

08 Dec 2010

Xipwire, Inc. Steps Up To Aid WikiLeaks

Mobile payments firm Xipwire, Inc. steps up to aid WikiLeaks – The Philadelphia, PA-based mobile payments firm said Tuesday that it would act as an intermediary for WikiLeaks after the world’s largest credit card providers halted electronic donations to WikiLeaks.

07 Dec 2010

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Arrested In London

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Arrested In London – It is anyones guess now how many copies of the insurance file are in existence around the world, and whether or not Wikileaks will publicly release the public key need to decrypt the file, as had been promised were anything to happen to Mr. Assange.

30 Oct 2010

Obama’s Power to Produce Progressive Legislation May Increase Dramatically Tuesday

It now appears that in all likelihood republicans will win a congressional majority this coming Tuesday. Nate Silver’s projections of Friday October 29… …found Republicans gaining an average of 53 seats, which would bring them to 232 total. Democrats are given a 16 percent chance of holding the House, down

18 Oct 2010

Questioning Growth: “I Want You To Imagine A World”

Questioning growth is deemed to be the act of lunatics, idealists and revolutionaries. But question it we must.

“the only thing that has actually remotely slowed down the relentless rise of carbon emissions over the last two to three decades is recession.”

— Tim Jackson

04 Oct 2010

“Even Jesus Couldn’t Save their Souls”

BP and the Feds have fooled America and the entire world into thinking the BP Gulf Oil Spill is over, that the beaches are clean and that the seafood is safe, and everything is OK.

Titled “The Gulf Oil Spill isn’t over!” here’s a little bit of mournful Louisiana blues to tell the real story.

28 Sep 2010

People Need To Buck Up

The biggest mistake I see many make when trying to sell the Democrats is to call the prospects stupid, and tell them buying the product is the only way they can stop being stupid, apparently thinking the prospects will immediately reach for their wallets and say “where do I sign”?

05 Jul 2010

Iraq War Ended But Nobody Told You

Pelosi Funded the War Escalation Thursday Night. I mean really. Seriously. Democrats Forced to Cheat to Fund War. And apparently there is some right wing nut named Paul somebody who is opposed to these so-called wars. He obviously is not only crazy, but just doesn’t know what’s good for him, since the Pentagon’s budget is higher than than all state governments combined spend for the health, education, welfare, and safety of 308 million Americans, and is at least $880 billion – more than all the state governments collect in taxes.

03 Jul 2010

BP’s Well May Leak For 55 Years Or More Into The Gulf Of Mexico?

Oil industry analysts have estimated that there may be as much as a billion barrels or more of oil in the reservoir below BP’s Macondo Well. If the well is leaking at the so far maximum estimated rate of 100,000 barrels per day, and there are 1 billion barrels of oil in the reservoir, then determining how long the well could leak if it is not plugged is a simple high school mathematics level calculation.

One billion barrels divided by 100,000 barrels per day equals 10,000 days, or a continuous leak of 100,000 barrels per day for 27.39 years if the well is not plugged, to empty the reservoir into the Gulf of Mexico.