Trillions for wars, billions in tax breaks for corporations and millionaires but 'bupkas' for education of our nation's children

From: Larry Miller’s blog Larry Miller’s Blog Our Broken Escalator By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF  Published: July 16, 2011 NY Times THE United States supports schools in Afghanistan because we know that education is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to build a country. Alas, we’ve forgotten that lesson at home. All across America, […]

What About The Civil War In This Country

It is time to call spades spades.  Libya is and was fighting a civil war.  The administration claims that  we are there for a humanitarian reason.  Horsesh&t.  We are there because Libya has OIL.  We are there because NATO asked us to be there.  Who is NATO if it isn’t us?  France and Great Britain […]

Wisconsin: Little known asset stripping provision included in the governor's onerous bill — Energy plants to be sold to private interests - Koch Brothers launch Website

Have you heard about 16.896?  From http://rortybomb.wordpress.com/ The fight in Wisconsin is over Governor Walker’s 144-page Budget Repair Bill. The parts everyone is focusing on have to do with the right to collectively bargain being stripped from public sector unions (except for the unions that supported Walker running for Governor). Focusing on this misses a large part […]

Calling a spade a spade.

A spade is a garden implement and the name of a suit of cards. At some point in time it also became a racial slur.  At that point, it became unacceptable to say, “Call a spade a spade.” What the phrase means speaks to the irony of it becoming politically incorrect. What it means is […]

How Dumb Are (you) We?

There is actually an organization, a large effort to tell people what national media isn’t.  What is wrong with this picture?  News that isn’t.  Where is uncle Walter when we need him? This country has been at war now for ten years.  TEN YEARS folks, what is up with that?  Worse, we are not at […]

If you are angry right now, you had best read this…

Everyone is talking about the employment rate, the unemployment rate, and consumer spending.  Census takers are laid off.  People quit looking for jobs that are not there.  Unemployment benefits are being eliminated for millions of unemployed.  There is talk of the recovery being bumpy and slow.  The housing market is worse off than it has […]

WINNING THEIR HEARTS AND MINDS

When we dip our foot in the water, we take responsibility for how clean the water is.   This is an analogy for involving ourselves in the affairs of the Iraqis and Afghans.  We are now held responsible for their quality of life, as well we should, and it isn’t pretty. The military strategy we are […]

Time for law abiding American citizens to stop paying taxes, start a new US government? 10 of 13

source with video and better formatting. David Degraw has written an outstanding comprehensive explanation of what’s really happening in the US economy. He’s given me permission to reprint it here. I also recommend his site “For Our Economy” for citizen grass-roots activism for economic justice. Regarding the title of Americans starting a new government, I remind readers […]