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Nationalize Natural Gas Production and Save America.

December 21st, 2011 · Comments Off on Nationalize Natural Gas Production and Save America. · Capitalism, Economics, Energy, Jobs, Politics, Populism, The Budget

There is one simple and secure way to jump start the economy and sustain it over a decade. That one simple idea is to nationalize the natural gas industry. In fact, not only is it good in a positive way, but the nationalization of the production and distribution of natural gas will prevent a negative…the […]

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Let’s Talk About the National Budget.

May 21st, 2011 · Comments Off on Let’s Talk About the National Budget. · Corporations and Industry, Energy, Jobs, Politics, Taxes, Wall Street, Wars and Militarism

Phony baloney. Just like Walker in Wisconsin, the talk about “austerity” is a bunch of rich white men talking bull shit about what needs to be done. We don’t need austerity. Not the kind the Republicans are talking about. We need prosperity. You see, the problem with the United States right now is that we […]

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National Debt Solution: Create Jobs. Repeal Tax Cuts. Nationalize Energy

May 16th, 2011 · Comments Off on National Debt Solution: Create Jobs. Repeal Tax Cuts. Nationalize Energy · Economics, Energy, Politics, Taxes

It is time for a reality check. It is far beyond time for a reality check. We are standing on the edge of a giant precipice and we are about to fall out of the kind of society that we have built over about 250 years. We are about to fall into the abyss of […]

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Don’t Think “Green Energy;” Think Green Jobs.

June 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on Don’t Think “Green Energy;” Think Green Jobs. · Capitalism, Economics, Energy, Jobs, Politics, Taxes

We have a couple of pieces of legislation in that great frozen melting pot called a Senate that deserve your attention and, frankly, the passage of which deserve a march on Washington. The Great Bush-Cheney Energy Deregulation Oil Spill and the lack of meaningful jobs in a sputtering and failing economy dictate that we look […]

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Disaster in West Virginia

June 17th, 2010 · Comments Off on Disaster in West Virginia · Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Energy, Human Rights, Politics, Populism

There is no way to discuss oil spills without stopping to make a comment or two on the crime, the rape of the Appalachian mountains for coal. Mountain Top Removal, so specific a technique that it has its own name, not just a description is so devastating that environmentalists commonly refer to it simply as […]

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Here’s How Right Wing Obstruction Affects You Personally.

June 10th, 2010 · Comments Off on Here’s How Right Wing Obstruction Affects You Personally. · Corporations and Industry, Economics, Energy, Health Care, Jobs, Lobbying, Politics, Taxes, Wall Street

Life is not a newsreel, someone once said. It is not a sound bite. It is not the mere reporting of Republican Reich Wing obstruction. It is real life–life and death, injury and loss, jobs and unemployment, homes and homelessness, wealth and poverty. There are 290 bills passed by the House of Representatives pending in […]

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State of the Nation — June 2010

June 4th, 2010 · Comments Off on State of the Nation — June 2010 · Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Energy, Jobs, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Taxes

Where are we? We’ve got a bunch of tea party nuts…let’s be frank…running around saying that the country is becoming a fascist sate and another segment of the same nuts or even those same nuts themselves contradicting what they just said by saying we’re becoming Communist or Socialist. It’s difficult even to explain, let alone […]

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Using Public Jobs to Stimulate Private Enterprise

May 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on Using Public Jobs to Stimulate Private Enterprise · Corporations and Industry, Economics, Energy, Jobs, Populism

During the Presidential campaign, candidate Barack Obama said he would spend $210 to create 5 million jobs. This was something like 500,000 jobs a year over ten years. In green jobs and in construction related to green jobs and infrastructure. And that’s nice. But we need 5 million jobs now. NOW. And here’s how we […]

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Debts, Lies and Obstructionism

May 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on Debts, Lies and Obstructionism · Corporations and Industry, Energy, Politics

No mistake about it. We are in crisis mode. No matter what the stock market or the boys knocking down millions on Wall Street say…we are in an economic crisis. And we are in a political crisis. We have trillions of debt that we need to pay off. We owe about $12.8 trillion of which […]

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Facts About Global Warming

April 26th, 2010 · Comments Off on Facts About Global Warming · 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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Truth or Consequences

April 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Truth or Consequences · Energy, Health Care, Jobs, Media, Politics, Wars and Militarism

In the great annals of our entertainment history, after radio became a staple of daily listening and then later television, there was a program many people have heard of called “Truth or Consequences.” The idea apparently was that if you didn’t answer a question properly there was some kind of consequence, undoubtedly something silly, something […]

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The Grim State of the Nation

February 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Grim State of the Nation · Economics, Energy, Health Care, Jobs, Politics

As we are about to enter the third month of 2010, the nation is in its worst financial and economic condition since, perhaps, 1939. We have large-scale unemployment, foreclosures, bankruptcies, homelessness, hunger, lack of living essentials, and many working families with huge credit card debt. The Neoconservative Republicans who control the Republican Party, have decided […]

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EXXON or Cap-and-trade? Higher-Gas Prices or a Million New Jobs?

December 12th, 2009 · Comments Off on EXXON or Cap-and-trade? Higher-Gas Prices or a Million New Jobs? · Economics, Energy, Politics

EXXON Oil Corporation has very profitable sales of about $1 billion per day. It also spends more than any other corporation trying to prevent alternative energy. The excess profits you pay in gas prices…buys all the latest alternative technology. They’re hedging their bets. They want gasoline at exorbitant prices and then they want to own […]

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