“Dear, I think I’ll go out to be scorned today.”
“I believe – these gentlemen believe – that this planet is being visited by beings from another world, who, for whatever reason, have taken an interest in the nuclear arms race which began at the end of World War II,” said Hastings, noting that the last incident occurred as recently as 2003.
Talking in the succinct manner you’d expect from life-long military personnel, the airmen looked more like grandfathers than conspiracy theorists.
“This is real. It’s not science fiction. It’s not movie theater stuff,” Capt. Robert Salas told Discovery News.
YouTube coverage here
120 ex-servicemen in the group. Wha??
The conversation stretched on for nearly an hour and a quarter.
The president began by complimenting my multi-colored striped socks. “If I wasn’t president,” he laughed, “I could wear socks like that.”
You’ve passed more progressive legislation than any president since Lyndon Johnson. Yet your base does not seem nearly as fired up as the opposition, and you don’t seem to be getting the credit for those legislative victories.
When I talk to Democrats around the country, I tell them, “Guys, wake up here. We have accomplished an incredible amount in the most adverse circumstances imaginable.”
When did you realize that the Republicans had abandoned any real effort to work with you and create bipartisan policy?
“Well, I’ll tell you that given the state of the economy during my transition, between my election and being sworn in, our working assumption was that everybody was going to want to pull together, because there was a sizable chance that we could have a financial meltdown and the entire country could plunge into a depression. So we had to work very rapidly to try to create a combination of measures that would stop the free-fall and cauterize the job loss.”
Well, of course. In keeping with this odd era:
Atheists and agnostics are the most knowledgeable about religion.
Who would have thought otherwise?!
Karl Rove is virtually entirely funded by billionaires. 91%
Their manipulation of attack advertising is…?
With the exception of Mitt Romney, Murdoch has all of the major potential Republican candidates for the presidency are on Fox channel’s payroll.
Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich and, of course, Sarah Palin are on exclusive contractual strings that prevent its stable of Republican stars from being interviewed on any other channel.
Triple super-duper dammit.
Top 20% took 85% of America’s wealth.
Top 1% take 23.5 % of all reported income.
Is trickery really so difficult to understand?
What bugs me more than gaggles of political phonies
is the very poor results of the wealthy.
Oh the poverty of wealth in this era.
sloppy sloppy sloppy.
Why Tax The Rich?
Why $250k? That number didn’t come from the Bible, it is the income level that accounts for about 50% of the income tax revenue.
Fortunately, it is also only about 2% of the population, so you only have to piss off 750,000 people. That’s democracy. Eat it.
So Socialism Is The Answer?
To what? You don’t even know what the question is.
“Your BA is not a ticket to a job. Your loan is an anchor not a sail.” —Robert Paterson
Here’s the impassioned conclusion to his post:
How far does this have to go ladies and gentlemen, before you’ve had enough? Before you simply refuse to submit? How much of your money – both present and future earnings – has to be stolen before you will rise and say “no more”?
Do you need to be reduced to living under a freeway overpass? Eating scraps from a garbage bin? Is not having your retirement and income security destroyed not once, but twice in ten years enough for you to demand that this crap stop, and for you to refuse to labor and thus create more wealth that these crooks can steal until you obtain effective redress and the people responsible are held to account?
These events were not accidents folks.
They were premeditated and intentional, undertaken with the full knowledge of what would – and did – happen.
The truth has been covered up, whitewashed and papered over by both major political parties, neither of which is willing to stand and demand that all of these void agreements be rescinded, that the funds stolen be returned and that everyone involved in this tawdry mess go straight to prison.
No, instead all you’ve heard is “irrational exuberance”.
There was nothing irrational about it folks.
It was intentional, mendacious theft !
via Tao Jonesing
The anarchist fortunes of Koch, all the odder as co-founders of John Birch Society and Top 10 polluters in the USA, are insider Fiorina backers — the buy is is is offshore drilling, pipeline oversight, clean tech roll back.
The midterm election is largely being financed by a small corps of wealthy individuals and corporations whose names may never be known to the public. The full brunt of that spending is going to Republican candidates.
Once, after connecting his nerves to an array of electrodes in 2002, he let his wife use her brainwaves to take control of his body.
It was the first time the nervous systems of two humans had communicated electronically.
“It was quite an intimate feeling,” he says.
This isn’t just for fun. He is certain that without upgrading, we humans will someday fall behind the advances of the robots we’re building — or worse.