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

June 17, 2011

Bits and Pieces for the Week of June 12 - 18

Now that global climate change is happening, the U.S. government is going to cut funding for satellites used in weather forcasting. (Mike)
Yes, the United Nations is much more progressive than the United States. (Mike)
Recently the national student loan debt became greater than consumer debt. But, when considering unemployment, having a bachelor's degree is still best. (Mike)
WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE: If there's a specific reason why Obama insists on continuing this horrible policy of the Bush era, such as preventing a KNOWN threat to us, then he should at least have the balls to tell us. (Mike)
Some of these penny pinchers have pretty good ideas. (Mike)

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds anti-union bill. Wonder if the Supreme Court of the United States will hear this case? And where do the GOP Presidential candidates stand on this issue? More importantly, President Obama needs to speak out on this immediately. (7 of 6)

This stuff is pretty incredible. (Mike)
This NYC bicyclist knows how to make a point about an unfair law. (Mike)
I'm sending my name to Mars (Mike)
WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE: Citibank delays notifying customers about hacked accounts (Mike)
Terrific News: Solar Power installation costs are plummeting (Mike)

"Ensuring that an azalea collection is maintained and giving more funding to wildlife damage management are fine goals, but the GOP is trumpeting this bill — which cuts off hundreds of thousands of women and children from nutrition assistance and prevents regulators from reining in oil speculation that is out of control as a reflection of their priorities. If that is true, it’s a pretty stark statement as to what House Republicans find important." The heartless! (7 of 6)

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