Triad1 commented on the blog post ADF Stirs Up Needless Anxiety In Anti-Gay Preachers
Why does god need a government handout anyway?
These preachers can say anything they want. They have voluntarily agreed to limit what they will say in return for government assistance.
If people had living wages, healthcare, a clean environment, a safe workplace, vacations and secure retirements there would be no need for these social welfare organizations.
Triad1 commented on the blog post We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks – Fact Check #1
Julian Assange refused to be interviewed for this film – I think this pissed off Gibney.
Recall that General Hayden proclaimed in a 2006 news conference that he and the NSA did not understand the 4th Amendment to the Constitution.
With Generals like Hayden, it’s no wonder the US has not won a war in over six decades.
Concerning “The Smartest Guys in the Room”, where were the lawyers? Enron could not have happened without criminal help from in-house and outside counsel. Where were the MBA’s? Didn’t any of the 100,000+ brilliant MBA’s in America think to take-an-hour and run a cash flow on Enron? The numbers only worked if you believed in magic.
Triad1 commented on the blog post Administration’s Price Tag Obsession Could Still Politically Undermine Obamacare
Obama needs to draw another red line – not with Syria, but with “free enterprise” healthcare.
Give American private-healthcare-insurance companies another 12 months to perform. They need to come up with healthcare for all Americans, at a cost that is lower, per person, than that provided in France with a greater life expectancy (measured at birth and at age 65).
If American “free-markets” can’t out perform “socialist” France, Medicare will be offered to all.
I’m no education expert, but, it seems to me that kids do better in school when their parents have living wages, healthcare, vacations and pensions.
Tennessee would not have electricity today if it were left to private enterprise – “TVA became a model for America’s governmental efforts to seek to assist in the modernization of agrarian societies in the developing world.”
Nashville, thank a Democrat every time the lights go on!
Triad1 commented on the diary post A Troubling Trend Continues: A Growing Share of Wisconsin Schoolchildren Are Low-Income by WI Budget Project.
Since 1970 American productivity has doubled while American wages have fallen by 7%. Is this the natural outcome of 40 years of capitalism or was this part of a plan? Lower wages will make you poorer. The expected outcome of lower wages is more poor people. When is the last time a Democrat ran a [...]
Triad1 commented on the blog post Wells Fargo Forecloses On Homeowner For Making Early Mortgage Payments
Not even the terrorists have the ability to wreak so much chaos in the lives of Americans.
Democrats win more elections the stronger the Tea Party becomes.
Republicans would control the senate now if not for the Tea Party.
Corporate Republicans are the only group that stood to gain by hampering Tea Party formation.
Silly Tea Party, tax exempt status is only for corporations.
Triad1 commented on the blog post At Least Washington Isn’t Talking About the Grand Bargain Anymore
The IRS/Tea Party investigation may reveal that it was corporate/establishment Republicans in Ohio pushing the IRS to hamper Tea Party organization in an election year.
Republicans lose more elections as the fringe Republican Tea Party grows stronger. Republicans would control the Senate now if not for the Tea Party.
Democrats/Obmama had every incentive to assist in Tea Party formation in 2012.
Political movements that rally behind nationalism and racism are going to repel swing voters.
Triad1 commented on the blog post Saudis Explicitly Warned U.S. Intelligence Agencies About Tamerlan Tsarnaev
The US anti-terrorism apparatus’ only viable purpose is to protect the property of the elite – the American hoi polloi might be a wee-bit angry when they realize how the government assisted a few in taking so much wealth.
The Boston Marathon murders demonstrates the weakness in today’s terrorism industry.
These “terrorists” were nothing more than angry, disgruntled & disenfranchised young men – losers. Their pressure cooker “bomb” demonstrates an extreme lack of sophistication in the WMD department. They were so unreserved in planning at least two separate foreign intelligence agencies took notice, they didn’t even try to disguise themselves when placing the explosives and they had no get-away plan – incompetents.
Also, by striking an easily accessible public recreational gathering they demonstrated they are unable to affect real American power centers.
1. Thatcher was unpopular and going to lose the election in 1983 (after four years in office) but those brilliant Argentine generals attacked those strategic Falklands Islands and Britain rallied around her.
Daddy Bush, recalling how a quick easy war does wonders for Thather’s popularity, lied the US into invading Kuwait – but people forgot within a year. Li’l Bush tried the same thing with Iraq, but forgot the “quick & easy” part.
2. “But the sense of community evaporated. There turned out to be no such thing as society, at least in the sense we used to understand it. Whether pushing each other off the road, barging past social rivals, beating up rival soccer fans, or idolising wealth as the only measure of virtue, Brits became more unpleasant to be with. ”
The elite want the masses fighting amongst themselves – it is a distraction while they steal the hoi polloi blind.
3. Sixteen pounds to visit St. Pauls! Can you attend church service for free? And is that revenue taxed?
4. Just where and when has neoliberal economic theory been a success?
The Soviet Union was the first state to have, as an ideological objective, the elimination of religion and its replacement with universal atheism.
McConnell recording, recall Karl Rove’s trick:
During the 1986 [Texas] gubernatorial race, when a listening device was discovered in Rove’s office, it was Rampton [FBI] who investigated. No one was ever charged — and Democrats suspected that Rove planted the bug himself to distract reporters from the faltering campaign of his client, Bill Clements (who won the election).
The McConnell recording may not be illegal:
Also, recall how Republican staff members of the US Senate Judiciary Commitee infiltrated senate Democrats computer accounts for over a year with no criminal consequences:
“When you go to the zoo, there’s a sign that says please don’t feed the animals. . . . There’s a reason, because they keep coming back.” Perhaps voters will pay heed and stop feeding him votes.
Another Missouri Republican politician, St. Louis Mayor Henry Kiel established the St. Louis Zoo – with free admission. He also established the Municipal Opera with 1456 free seats. Kiel felt everyone, despite their economic situation, should be able to participate.
This was 100 years ago when the hillbilly’s, rather than running the state government, were ignored.
Note: there is no admission to the St. Louis art museum either.
Triad1 commented on the blog post NC: Teahadist Lawmakers Propose Bill to Institute a “State Religion”
These North Carolina Republicans Christianists are ignorant of their state’s founding.
The Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina (1659), was the first document in the modern world that actually provided for religious freedom.
The founders of the Carolinas did not care what religion you were – they just wanted European immigrants to buy land from them.
It was Massachusetts that was founded as a religious state.
See: America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation, by David Goldfield, professor University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
Triad1 commented on the blog post IMF: Fight Climate Change By Ending Subsidies To Fossil Fuel Industry
True Cost Accounting would show that all fossil fuels are uneconomic propositions.
In other news (of energy that would not exist w/o state subsidy), Russia is going to help South Africa build several more nuclear power plants. What could go wrong (Chernobyl) with this plan?
“… it brought to mind men of science like Edison, who invented hundreds of ways not to build a light bulb before he invented one that worked.”
After all that effort, Edison ended up copying the English patented light bulb by Joseph Swan.
Triad1 commented on the diary post North Korea puts its armed forces on a war footing by David Seaton.
Clinton considered going to war with N. Korea back in the early 90′s over nuclear developments. The US General’s told him Seoul would be flattened very quickly, millions of S. Koreans would be killed, tens of thousands of Americans would die and it would cost $1 trillion – but, we would win the war! Clinton [...]
The elephant in the (Supreme Court) room is the traditional marriage that Clarance Thomas has.
For any S. Ct. Justice to vote against same-sex marriage, and yet approve of Thomas’ black & white marriage, is to say that traditional marriage in America goes back all of 60 years.
Triad1 commented on the diary post Peabody Energy Dumps Retirees and Unions into Company “Designed to Fail” by Jcoleman.
If only there were a political party that represented laborers. Congress is making the Post Office fully fund all future pension liabilities. Corporations have demonstrated that they are the irresponsible actors and should have to do this also. Patriot Coal is obviously a fraud and all actors should be criminally prosecuted. Peabody and Arch have [...]
1. The elite bank owners are immediately made whole with the EU loan to Cyprus;
2. The people of Cyprus incur this debt – which they will default eventually default on;
3. Leaving the EU central bank holding this noncollectable loan;
4. Germany will then prop up the EU central bank – meaning the German worker’s wealth is the basis for this bailout.
This “bailout” is a transfer of wealth from the highly productive German workers to the elite European bank owners via Cyprus.
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