"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

November 24, 2010

Bits and Pieces for the Week of November 21 - 27

Are you a fan of our justice system? Then don't read this scathing exposé if you don't want to puke your guts out. (Mike)

How Ireland plans to force a large portion of its population into poverty. Notice how they leave corporations alone.(Mike)

My feel good story for this Thanksgiving Holiday... a homeless man returning a backpack that didn't belong to him has his future changed. In the meantime, it temporarily restores my faith in humanity. (7 of 6)

"A 2-year-old boy died in Staples Center at a Lakers game..." a few days ago after scaling a balcony ledge. This will feed the paranoia of millions of parents. But you know what? A lot of careless parents should be more paranoid. (Mike)

Corporations are sitting on piles of cash and not hiring. But are still hesitant to hire because they are worried about, "... consumer demand that's still slack..." How do you get it through their thick skulls? Demand will increase if you hire, because people will have money to spend, thus stimulating the economy!!! (7 of 6)

This USA Today quiz (only 5 questions) says that I was born in 1938. That's a couple of decades off, but the quiz was still fun to take. (Mike)

Why the new TSA scanners and pat-downs at airports are so important. (Mike)

If you have some $$ that you literally want to throw away, go contribute to this and support a former candidate who lost but refuses to believe it. (Mike)

While people celebrate Thanksgiving this week, there will be 18 families who lost loved ones in Afghanistan last week. Lets get out of Afghanistan... NOW! (7 of 6)

If the thawing of Siberian permafrost doesn't startle you yet, read this article. (7 of 6)

Billionaire... Warren Buffett says rich should pay more tax. "...I think that people at the high end – people like myself – should be paying a lot more in taxes. We have it better than we've ever had it." (7 of 6)


Mike said...

I had also referred to the methane issue about five years ago (http://mstabile.blogspot.com/search?q=methane). Can't say I'm surprised at the lack of concern from our uneducated masses.

Seven of Six said...

And the reason a former wastewater treatment layman like me knows about methane release is because it's the same process we used in anaerobic digestion.
It is so simple a full fledged scientist doesn't have to know that the warming of the permafrost and the organic matter turning anaerobic will have a catastrophic effect on the environment.
It just needs to be said that climate change deniers and the crazy politicians are fucking fools!