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Not exactly news but……short quiz that shows how your views correlate with each of the six presidential candidates on a number of issues. Results are also broken down by state.
Just can’t imagine what those cuts to low-priority spending are going to be.
More Simpson / Bowles is on the agenda.
Campaign to Fix the Debt
We have joined together for this campaign to call on policymakers from both sides of the aisle to determine the best way to gradually and intelligently bring our debt under control. The solutions won’t be easy – they will require some combination of cuts to low-priority spending, controls on the growth of entitlements to make them sustainably solvent, and revenue-raising tax reform. We simply cannot afford all the promises we’ve made. But if we do this right, we can make reforms in a way that protects the most vulnerable, prioritizes important investments in areas like infrastructure and education, and enhances economic growth.
Steering Committee listed on the Campaign to Fix the Debt website consit of:
Erskine Bowles, Senator Alan Simpson, Senator Judd Gregg, Governor Ed Rendell, Governor Phil Bredesen, David Cote, Senator Sam Nunn, Michael Peterson, Steven Rattner, Ambassador Robert Zoellick, Congressman Jim McCrery
paladinknight commented on the blog post Julian Assange Delivers Speech Thanking Supporters, Calling for End to US War on Whistleblowers
Kevin, thank you for your truly excellent work on covering this.
The Cornucopia Institute website provides some additional information about corporations that are supporting and opposing Proposition 37.
Consumers might be surprised to find out that brands hiding under ‘natural’ façades are in fact owned by multi-billion-dollar corporations that are contributing bushel baskets of cash to defeating Proposition 37….
Kashi (owned by Kellogg, which has contributed $612,000 to defeat Proposition 37) – Kashi cereals contain GMOs!
• Silk soymilk (owned by the nation’s largest dairy, Dean Foods, which has contributed $253,000 to the effort to kill Proposition 37)
• Larabar (owned by General Mills, which has contributed $520,000 to defeat proposition 37)
• R.W. Knudsen (owned by Smucker, which has contributed $387,000 to defeat proposition 37)
paladinknight commented on the diary post What the New York Times Won’t Tell You About Julian Assange by Phoenix Woman.
Can police enter an embassy? A guide
paladinknight commented on the blog post Ecuador Endorses Julian Assange’s Fears, Grants Asylum
Anonymous on Twitter
Dear Britain. Storm the embassy, see what happens. Sincerely
– #Anonymous. (via @anon2world)
Poor Mittens , Seamus and tax returns just won’t go away.
Don’t Roof Rack Me
Devo to release song about Mitt Romney’s dog Seamus
Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) joins with Monsanto in an effort to defeat Prop 37, The California Ballot Initiative to label genetically engineered food .
“According to its Web site, the GMA is looking out for consumers”
paladinknight commented on the blog post Obama Creates Teachable Moment on SCOTUS Health Care Ruling
What did you buy today? What corporate entities are you supporting today?
The difference being I had a choice in whether or not to buy it.
Ya. What a great deal.
Oops! Air Force Drones Can Now (Accidentally) Spy on You
As long as the Air Force pinky-swears it didn’t mean to, its drone fleet can keep tabs on the movements of Americans, far from the battlefields of Afghanistan, Pakistan or Yemen. And it can hold data on them for 90 days — studying it to see if the people it accidentally spied upon are actually legitimate targets of domestic surveillance.
More on Drones:
Why Is This New Surveillance Drone Sperm-Shaped?
It may turn out that the biggest decision today is the precedent about the limits of the commerce clause. Seems a majority is saying you can’t do some parts of the ACA under the commerce clause, and that may be troublesome.
Could you elaborate on in what way you think it may be troublesome?
Nora Ephron Dead at 71
Good breakdown on factors contributing to the situation in Paraguay.
What Will Washington Do About Fernando Lugo’s Ouster in Paraguay?
I watched the show last night, liked it, and will be watching every week.
You can watch last night’s show online.
HBO Puts ‘The Newsroom’ Pilot Online for Free
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Have multinationals hijacked Rio+20?
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