isolato

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  • isolato commented on the blog post Come Saturday Morning: The Saudis and 9/11 – More New Info?

    2014-07-05 09:57:13View | Delete

    It has always seemed self-evident to me that the Saudis “did” 911. 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis…check…we invade their blood enemy Iraq in revenge…check…price of crude quadruples…check…lots of financial connections to “terrorists”…check. I could go on and on, but why? Nobody really seems to care or is actively “not caring”. The Saudis have been jrking our chains for years with the help of the Bush Dynasty. It’s to cry.

  • The CEO of Premera, the monopoly w/an 80 percent market share in WA State received a 59% raise to 3.5 million dollars in 2011, the last date I can find this figure reported. I feel ill…uh oh.

  • isolato commented on the diary post Let’s Begin Ending War Again by David Swanson.

    2013-12-08 17:54:51View | Delete

    I’m afraid we have passed to the point where the fascist takeover of America is an accomplished fact. As long as corporations are people, my friend, they will drink the blood of the rest of us. Until the last drop.

  • While your point is taken…it was a depressing primary. There really was no serious challenge to NDAA and JOBS Act supporter Maria Cantwell(D) and my own Boeing lickspittle Rick Larsen(D). Sad.

  • isolato commented on the blog post WA Sen: Maria Cantwell Looks Safe

    2012-02-24 13:53:38View | Delete

    I had to laugh recently. Having given money to both Maria and Elizabeth Warren, I was invited to a special luncheon ($1250/plate). It was the location that stunned me. The top floor club at a building they had to rebrand “Columbia Center” because “Bank of America Tower” tested so poorly. Like having it in Goldman Sachs’ boardroom. Sigh.

  • isolato commented on the diary post Gabrielle Giffords to step down this week. by Teddy Partridge.

    2012-01-22 12:57:28View | Delete

    A remarkable spirit behind a beautiful smile, some days I can almost hope

  • isolato commented on the blog post Good News About Possible Treatment for Malaria

    2011-10-19 13:04:29View | Delete

    Well,

    Call him what you will, but if Bill Gates’ legacy is the eradication of malaria he gets time off for good behavior

  • isolato commented on the diary post Thomas Friedman, Bard of the 1 Percent, Reports on the Problem of Incompetent CEOs by Dean Baker.

    2011-10-16 13:09:18View | Delete

    I want to add to my previous post that indeed, companies SHOULD bear some of the cost of training workers to specific skills.So should society, after all, we collectively benefit from a well trained fully employed workforce. And we are quite capable of it… It is a great thing when high paying jobs drive out [...]

  • isolato commented on the diary post Thomas Friedman, Bard of the 1 Percent, Reports on the Problem of Incompetent CEOs by Dean Baker.

    2011-10-16 10:08:23View | Delete

    Look, I have heard the same thing from many small businesses. They simply cannot find the basic skilled labor that used to be the mainstay of manufacturing. It isn’t wages. Welders make a good wage. But nobody wants their kid to grow up to be a welder. Nobody goes to college to learn how to [...]

  • Dear Hon. Sen. Cantwell,

    It is with extraordinary sadness that I write you today requesting that you institute impeachment proceedings against Pres. Barack Obama. I voted for Pres. Obama. I desperately wanted to see him succeed but have found only disillusion and bitterness in the policies he has pursued. Now, in open defiance of our Constitution and the War Powers Act, he pursues illegal military action in Libya (and Yemen). Turning language upside down, in a manner George Orwell foresaw all too clearly, Pres. Obama, ignoring his own lawyers, denies that firing missiles from Predator drones constitutes “hostilities”. He is spitting in the face of Congress, the American people, and logic itself. If you let this pass, this egregious expansion of executive power, then we take one step closer to an unspeakable fascism.
    I know I am asking the impossible of you. But you have shown courage before, whether in your call for re-instating the Glass-Steagall Act or your vote against reauthorizing the Patriot Act (thank you).The Libyan War is wildly unpopular except with Big Oil. The President’s actions are not only inexcusable, they are unpardonable. You took an oath of office to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the these United States” I call you to that oath today.

    Sadly,

    James Housel

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    2011-06-18 12:15:52View | Delete