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  • Starcats commented on the blog post The Roundup for February 25, 2013

    2013-02-26 14:09:40View | Delete

    Just a quick note to say that Fatster’s Round Up is the best I’ve seen on teh Internets. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  • Starcats commented on the diary post Post Office Shock Doctrine: The Road to Privatization by wendydavis.

    2012-08-04 14:33:43View | Delete

    If the USPS is privatized, I imagine that the cost a first class mailing will be upwards of $2.00 to $5.00. Who will suffer? The poor who are used to mailing in their utility bills and rent checks. Those who have access to computers like myself will continue to pay bills online as usual. I’m [...]

  • Starcats commented on the diary post Michael Moore Exposed As A Fraud by Michael Cavlan RN.

    2011-11-29 15:48:10View | Delete

    There’s a wayyyy creepy holocaust denier graphic on that site. I’d beware of anything that comes out of there.

  • Starcats commented on the diary post Earth Check-Up over Thanksgiving Week by fatster.

    2011-11-28 10:26:09View | Delete

    Hey Fatster thanks for top o’ the line work over TG. Your abstracts are so concise. I hope you’ll be doing more on FDL. I like following you.

  • Starcats commented on the blog post The Penn State Scandal, and the Loss of Faith in Institutions

    2011-11-09 12:32:25View | Delete

    Paterno is under investigation for perjury and obstruction of justice. It is alleged that he lied to the Grand Jury.

    I don’t know who it will turn out to be, but someone will have to be thrown under the bus for PS to make any steps towards rebuilding their reputation.

    We are so used to criminals at the highest level getting away with murder (literally) on every conceivable level. I can see why you’d think that Paternal, et al. will never pay any price for their cowardice.

    Sports Illustrated online

  • Okay, if the banks did nothing illegal, then let’s call the United States what it really is: a crime syndicate.

  • Is it possible that King George and the court had a few laughs over the Declaration of Independence? Afterall, they were convinced that the rough hewn subjects in the colonies couldn’t possibly . . . well, the rest is history.

    When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. –Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.

    [bill of indictment against the British Crown here]

  • Starcats commented on the blog post The War on Us

    2011-10-02 14:22:44View | Delete

    Old, old, old ideas. Cartesian duality. Body-mind split. Survival of the fittest mantra. Brooks is simply replaying the tapes recorded centuries ago. Those that benefit the authoritarians who are ever skilled at appropriating the majority of world resources for themselves.

    Conflating “empathy,” with mushy “morals” is such an old meme. So tired of hearing the reiterations of relativism while fundamentalists like Rick Perry pat themselves on the back for presiding over 234 prisoner executions.

  • Starcats commented on the diary post Morgan Stanley Director Erskine Bowles Calls for Cutting Social Security and Medicare by Dean Baker.

    2011-10-02 13:58:42View | Delete

    They will not rest until we, the 99%-ers, are forced to live in the streets. Checking later today to see if there are any weekend deals going on Fancy Feast cat food.

  • Starcats commented on the blog post Political Forces Lining up to Raise Medicare Retirement Age

    2011-09-09 12:53:05View | Delete

    They already do that. I’m sure you’ve read about the scandals in various large funeral/burial home organizations. I expect it won’t be long until anyone making less than $250,000 a year is mandated to become SOYLENT GREEN.

  • Starcats commented on the blog post Wisconsin Recall Efforts Off to Strong Start

    2011-03-03 14:32:10View | Delete

    Thank you David!

  • Starcats commented on the blog post Wisconsin Recall Efforts Off to Strong Start

    2011-03-03 14:31:30View | Delete

    It falls under the First Amendment — freedom of association and free speech. Freedom to negotiate and enter into contracts is also a fundamental right of our citizenry.