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The Koch Brothers, Fascism and the 2014 Elections

November 1st, 2014 · Comments Off on The Koch Brothers, Fascism and the 2014 Elections · ALEC, Budgets, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Fascism, jobs, Lobbying, Media, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Science & Technology, Social Security

There are always conspiracy theorists in abundance. And when it comes to elections, from Kennedy in 1960 to Bush in 2000, some people will have the facts and others will ignore the facts. But facts, even those with the Jon Stewart-described, “known Liberal bias” are difficult to avoid. The fact is that the brothers Koch […]

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Are the Republicans Really Fascists? A Comparison.

October 6th, 2011 · Comments Off on Are the Republicans Really Fascists? A Comparison. · Corporations and Industry, Economics, Labor, Politics, Populism, Science & Technology, Wall Street, wars and militarism

Anyone can call someone else a name. People call others Fascists or Nazis all the time on the Internet. People who have these little backwoods militia are often called Nazi-wannabees or actually in some cases call themselves Nazis. But the fact is that the term “Fascist” has a specific meaning. While Nazis were Fascists, many […]

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The Neocons

August 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off on The Neocons · Culture, Health Care, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Science & Technology, taxes, Wall Street

When the current American Right Wing propaganda machine heats up it is very difficult to sift through the lies and the deliberate distractions to go directly to the facts. There are a dozen obfuscations along the way. And not merely for the overview of the last ten years, but for each single affront to American […]

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Net Neutrality–Free Speech on the Internet

July 7th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Courts and the Law, Economics, Media, Politics, Science & Technology

Someone asked recently, “What can I do?” when it comes to issues of political and economic power being used as a wedge or leverage against the average American. Sometimes there is very little anyone can do. For instance, the Supreme Court recently made several rulings setting back established law 60 or 70 years. It has […]

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Facts About Global Warming

April 26th, 2010 · Comments Off on Facts About Global Warming · Culture, energy, General, International affairs, Science & Technology

The fact is that the earth is warming. Glaciers are melting, and most importantly, the earth’s weather patterns are beginning to change. Northwest United States, which in some parts had over 150 glaciers in the early 1910s, now has less than 40. Some areas of the Arctic ocean that had been impassable now can be […]

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The Bible and the Federalist Papers

April 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Bible and the Federalist Papers · Culture, Politics, Science & Technology

The year 1776 was not much different from the year 76. In both years and eras there were no airplanes, cars, electric lights, radio, telephone, telegraph, television, Ipods or Ipads. There was no electricity, no steam, no combustion engine, no natural gas power, not even propane. There was no Internet, nor were there railroads, buses, […]

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Jobs, Wind, Solar, Natural Gas, Kerry, Boxer, Carbon and the Obstructionists

October 26th, 2009 · Comments Off on Jobs, Wind, Solar, Natural Gas, Kerry, Boxer, Carbon and the Obstructionists · Economics, jobs, Politics, Science & Technology

We need jobs and we need them soon. We have about 15.1 million people unemployed, with jobs falling now at the (slowing) rate of about 200,000 per month. That’s almost one out of ten people unemployed and more than that if you consider those who would like full-time employment but have been in part-time employment […]

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New Energy Jobs Coming From Either Democrats or Republicans

October 1st, 2009 · Comments Off on New Energy Jobs Coming From Either Democrats or Republicans · Economics, Politics, Science & Technology

Yesterday the Democratic Senate announced its new “Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act.”  Soon after a group of GOP Senators discussed their similar legislation, with the differences in the two being what you would imagine. Clean energy means different things to the two political parties. The Democratic proposal involves the development of new clean energy sources, […]

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