Monthly Archives: April 2011

Brits weigh in on America’s transportation network | Need to Know

…a recent World Economic Forum study found the United States now ranks 23rd in the world for overall infrastructure quality. via Brits weigh in on America’s transportation network | Need to Know. Advertisements

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“Fracking” is So Bad It Sets Tapwater on Fire, Just See the Documentary “Gasland”: The Thom Hartmann Review | BuzzFlash.org

Instead of just recovering gas, the chemicals often seep into water tables – usually with some of the natural gas – leading to some of the most dramatic scenes in the movie where residents of gas country are able to … Continue reading

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Top Climate Scientist on the Monster Tornadoes: It Is Irresponsible Not to Mention Climate Change | Truthout

…the Re­pub­lican Party is now dominated by ideologues who deny the threat of pol­lut­ing our climate, even when faced with di­rect evi­d­ence of what the climate sys­tem can do to the peo­ple they are sworn to pro­tect. via Top Climate … Continue reading

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Daily Kos: Obama Denies Vermont Healthcare

The truth is – Republicans are trembling at thought of Vermont having a single-payer healthcare system to serve as a model for other states. Canada’s single-payer healthcare system started in just one province – Saskatchewan – and then spread across … Continue reading

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Four Stories This Week Prove that the War On Terror Is a Farce → Washington’s Blog

U.S. intelligence officials have concluded there are only about 100 al Qaeda fighters in the entire country. With 100,000 troops in Afghanistan at an estimated yearly cost of $30 billion, it means that for every one al Qaeda fighter, the … Continue reading

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McDonalds Hires 62,000, Turns Away Over 938,000 Applicants For Minimum Wage, Part-Time Jobs | zero hedge

And yes, aside from reality, things in America are really recovering quite nicely. via McDonalds Hires 62,000, Turns Away Over 938,000 Applicants For Minimum Wage, Part-Time Jobs | zero hedge.

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Excessive Leverage Helped Cause the Great Depression and the Current Crisis … And Government Responds by Encouraging MORE Leverage → Washington’s Blog

Excessive Leverage Helped Cause the Great Depression and the Current Crisis … And Government Responds by Encouraging MORE Leverage → Washington’s Blog. We let banks act like they have $100 when they really only have $10. This is fine, until … Continue reading

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Mike Whitney: Grand Theft Benny

It’s not a question of whether the Fed has been abusing its power. It’s just a matter of “how much”. via Mike Whitney: Grand Theft Benny. Remind me again: How does the Fed benefit ordinary Americans?

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Petraeus to CIA Completes Cheney’s Dream, Consolidates Intelligence Within Pentagon | MyFDL

I’m sure Dick Cheney approves of Obama’s move to put Petraeus in charge of the CIA, because it is clear that Petraeus fully subscribes to Cheney’s vision of a Pentagon in control of the most important intelligence functions, fully protected … Continue reading

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Libya and the Law of Unintended Consequences |

According to the Constitution, unless the U.S., “its territories or possessions, or its armed forces” are attacked, only Congress can declare war. The Obama Administration did not consult Congress, nor did it claim Libya had attacked it, thus bypassing both … Continue reading

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