Sunday, April 13, 2014

Capitalism simply isn't working and here are the reasons why | Will Hutton | Comment is free | The Observer

Capitalism simply isn't working and here are the reasons why | Will Hutton | Comment is free | The Observer



But of course he must be wrong, or be found to be wrong, because the powers that be like the inequality that exists. It keeps them in power and keeps them powerful. 

Federal rangers face off against armed protesters in Nevada 'range war' | World news | theguardian.com

Federal rangers face off against armed protesters in Nevada 'range war' | World news | theguardian.com



Armed protesters aim their weapons on government forces and government buildings. And this is the mark of patriots?

This is an act of terrorism. This is a threat to duly appointed government officials. This is an act of overt rebellion against a duly elected government.  These people are thugs and criminals. 

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

James Inhofe | DeSmogBlog

James Inhofe | DeSmogBlog



More on Inhofe.

Jim Inhofe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jim Inhofe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



Just about the perfect example of  arrogant right wing extremism.

A belief in his own inviolable right to do whatever he wants [the airstrip landing, the government funded religious trips, denying other states disaster relief while fighting for it for his state]  and a determination to put religion over science and faith over truth.

The saddest part of course being that his constituents must find this acceptable, as they continue to return him to office.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

How Reader's Digest became a Chinese stooge | Nick Cohen | Comment is free | The Observer

How Reader's Digest became a Chinese stooge | Nick Cohen | Comment is free | The Observer



why should we be surprised. History has always been re-written to suit the current 'power structure'. As China takes over more and more of our production capability, it will be able to rewrite and edit more of our cultural norms. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

America’s punishment addiction: how to put our broken jails back together | Robert A Ferguson | Comment is free | theguardian.com

America’s punishment addiction: how to put our broken jails back together | Robert A Ferguson | Comment is free | theguardian.com



Perhaps someday we'll achieve 99% prison population. No more worry about the shrinking middle class, about wage equality, about increasing the minimum wage. Just everyone in prison, serving their lords and masters, the 1% who own the prisons.