• elisemattu commented on the diary post Sweet Charity: The Truth Behind Hospitals’ Community Benefits Windfall by Bill Raden.

    2014-06-18 12:51:03View | Delete

    Excellent piece. Also, additionally consider this: The cost charged to all of us for the digitalizing of patients’ records. Back in the mid nineties to 2005, I was an attendee at countless board meetings for a hospital in Northern California. At one point, the hospital I was most concerned about, they had its director state [...]

  • elisemattu commented on the diary post Over Easy: The Water Company Letter by Crane-Station.

    2014-06-18 12:10:04View | Delete

    Well as far as vaccines, that whole study so widely touted in headlines as proof that vaccinations do not cause autism, with headlines screaming out “the proven fact” that data from babies and kids given vaccinations containing mercury vs data from babies and kids given vaccinations without mercury – there was no difference between the [...]

  • elisemattu commented on the diary post Over Easy: Hanging Out with the Snowden-bot by msmolly.

    2014-06-13 14:29:22View | Delete

    Well there are alternate theories of what is happening in Iraq. For instance, Michael Collins is bringing the news that death squads supported by USA and UK are currently behind a lot of the bloodshed over there. When a populace is sick of war, and unlikely to return to the site of another outbreak, best [...]

  • What? Do you really think if Joe Biden’s adult son was your average hick from St Louis, or Minneapolis, or even a hick with an Ivy League degree, that he would suddenly one day get this peachy situation to fall into his lap? Today’s world is about connections, and more connections. Which is why those [...]

  • Thumbnail Despite recent language suggesting progress on legalization, the federal government continues to imprison cannabis entrepreneurs. Matt Davies is a casualty of Eric Holder’s War On Medicinal-State-Approved Drugs. Judging by proclamations made over the last week, Holder is reversing and revising his old philosophy  but the victims of his thinking still remain felons who must endure harsh jail [...]

  • elisemattu and PictureLisa Derrick are now friends

    2013-11-07 09:42:36View | Delete
  • elisemattu commented on the diary post Roommate of Slain Tsarnaev Acquaintance Deported After Speaking Against FBI by E. F. Beall.

    2013-10-17 14:13:13View | Delete

    Usually a media blitz like we had (and continue to have) on Nine Eleven, and during the Boston M Bombing case convinces people. All the Political Puppet Masters need to do is to steadily repeat the Great Big Lie. The tactic worked for Goebbels and Hitler, and it works now. While those of us demanding [...]

  • elisemattu commented on the diary post Coming Saturday, October 12th: Music for the Mountains 2 by danps.

    2013-10-06 13:03:52View | Delete

    Thank you for the post.

  • Heck yeah! It’s good to use “hell” occasionally.

  • elisemattu and Picturemadcap are now friends

    2013-06-30 16:41:05View | Delete
  • Thank you for finding this information and posting it. There is no way in the world that the NSA spying, the building of the huge complexes that process NSA’s style of data collection, the “Fusion Centers” etc doesn’t indicate what is in store for anyone who is less than a full on, RW or DLC [...]

  • elisemattu commented on the diary post It’s Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature by Jerry Waxman.

    2013-06-11 13:50:01View | Delete

    I think Percy Schmeiser’s view of Monsanto is yes, they’ re evil. He is the Canadian farmer who basically lost his farm to Monsanto due to the Canadian court ruling against him and for Monsanto. In the view of that court, even if only one percent of a farmer’s croplands has been contaminated with/ invaded [...]

  • elisemattu commented on the diary post Who Are We and Why Don’t We Have Any Sense of Proportion About Terrorism? by letsgetitdone.

    2013-06-11 13:39:49View | Delete

    If I was hearing Jon Stewart correctly, this summer he is embarking on a mission to make a film about the Iranian people. I watched the 11 Pm version of his show, last week, so if I heard it wrong, feel free to correct me. (Was half asleep by the time he came on.) The [...]

  • My heart breaks watching this young man answer the call of idealism. I think I know what the “government” has in store for him, and even if he escapes with “only” the style of retribution heaped by the truck loads on thelieks of Sibel Edmond, taht will be enough to take the shine off of [...]

  • elisemattu commented on the diary post Not Impeaching Bush Is Sure Paying Off! by David Swanson.

    2013-06-10 12:54:03View | Delete

    I know that Huff Post is really pathetic. However last week, it was very enheartening to read the comments to the NYT’s editorials on the wiretapping. Many people there were furious and wanted Obama’s head on a platter. Although the writers at Huff Post may be more to the left than the NYT’s, apparently the [...]

  • elisemattu commented on the diary post NSA scandal… I got algorithm by David Seaton.

    2013-06-09 23:34:32View | Delete

    When you contemplate the fact that between 17 and 23 states in the USA have already signed on to privatized prisons and those states’ officials have promised a 98% occupancy of those prisons, when you pick up a newspaper and read that a school district is eliminating 10% of its city schools while officials in [...]

  • elisemattu commented on the diary post Fracking America’s Food Supply by brasch.

    2013-06-09 01:00:57View | Delete

    We citizens were just told today by Janet Napitolano that no one in this country who likes their government has anything to worry about, in te4rms of being spied on and policed on. That left me thinking that right now the only people who totally like the government are the One Percent, the purveyors of [...]

  • elisemattu commented on the diary post Malfunctioning on the Internets today by elisemattu.

    2013-06-07 19:27:46View | Delete

    I think it may be that a Watercooler post/diary is when someone puts the word “Watercooler” in their diary name. However, let me point out one more time, as I pointed out in my original OP here, even (if for instance, I had found a watercooler diary from June 7th, as Kit has one up [...]

  • elisemattu commented on the diary post Malfunctioning on the Internets today by elisemattu.

    2013-06-07 19:21:02View | Delete

    I have no idea what a watercooler diary is. Sorry for being this stupid. The last time I was “smart” about computer issues was way back when I still had a teenager living in the house. I have been told this about watercooler diaries before – but my question remains — what are they? ALSO [...]

  • elisemattu commented on the diary post Open Letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein About the Bill of Rights by Norman Solomon.

    2013-06-07 19:14:42View | Delete

    When Obama talks about democracy for US citizens, he refers to it as being one of our “traditions.” Like hanging up crepe paper before a birthday party, or eating ham on Easter. A tradition. Some Constitutional scholar, that guy! No one who calls democracy and liberty and our inalienable rights “a tradition” should be considered [...]

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