Monthly Archives: July 2011

Big Oil Hits A Gusher | ThinkProgress

As the nation teeters on the brink of default, the GOP wants us to “kiss Medicare goodbye” (along with Medicaid and Social Security), but they still refuse to touch a dime of the $77 BILLION in taxpayer handouts that we’ll … Continue reading

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“We Are the United States of America, the Greatest Country on Earth. We Envision Wealth. We Don’t Default. We Create Wealth. We Don’t Default. We Build Wealth. We Don’t Default.” — Kucinich | Common Dreams

“Here is what we should do to avoid default: increase the debt ceiling with no strings attached. “Here is how to get out of debt: End the wars — save one trillion over ten years. Repeal tax cuts to the … Continue reading

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Making Us Clamor for Our Own Demise | Common Dreams

The reality is that we are played the fools. We are the fools upon which they (those we elect and those we keep so richly appointed on our own dollars) rely for their taxpayers funded suppers. We are simultaneously their … Continue reading

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Monsanto Nation: Taking Down Goliath | Common Dreams

With over 1/3 of U.S. cropland already contaminated with Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), with mounting scientific evidence that GMOs cause cancer, birth defects, and serious food allergies and with new biotech mutants like alfalfa, lawn grass, ethanol-ready corn, 2,4 D-resistant … Continue reading

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Fracking Operations Cause Thousands of Earthquakes in Arkansas | Truthout

Geologists say fracking wastewater disposal wells in central Arkansas caused an outbreak of thousands of minor earthquakes. Steve Horton, an earthquake expert from the University of Memphis, told Truthout that continued fracking activity near the fault could have caused an … Continue reading

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Ranks of hungry children swell, worrying doctors – The Boston Globe

Doctors at a major Boston hospital report they are seeing more hungry and dangerously thin young children in the emergency room than at any time in more than a decade of surveying families. via Ranks of hungry children swell, worrying … Continue reading

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None Dare Call It Privatization | Common Dreams

It happened at a conference called “It’s Not Privatization: Implementing Partnerships in Illinois”, organized by The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce with assistance from the Metropolitan Planning Council . The conference revealed the corporate … Continue reading

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New, Major Poll Shows Again That Voters Want JOBS Not Deficit Reduction — Will DC Listen To The Public? | OurFuture.org

By more than two-to-one, voters want Washington to focus on job creation rather than deficit reduction. via New, Major Poll Shows Again That Voters Want JOBS Not Deficit Reduction — Will DC Listen To The Public? | OurFuture.org.

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Choose Your Poison: As the Economy Burns, GOP & Dems Fight Over How to Make Things Worse | OurFuture.org

Can you read the statistics below without concluding that our current debate is a national disgrace? Both parties are pushing radical and counterproductive cuts that would devastate middle class and lower-income Americans, compounding the misery for ninety percent of us. … Continue reading

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Obama’s Compromising Stirs Talk of Dem Primary Challenge; Bernie Sanders Says It’s a ‘Good Idea’ | The Nation

The number of Democrats who say Obama should face a primary challenge in 2012 is growing, with almost a quarter of party backers surveyed by CNN refusing to say they thought the president should be renominated. via Obama’s Compromising Stirs … Continue reading

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