Loyalty, Keeping Word; Still Golden?

Throw everyone under the bus – cause I make enough money and I will not have to suffer. I am really tired of pundits and politicians who think it is just fine for them to screw everyone else because they do not have to live with the result of their advice or opinion. Samuelson – do unto others as you would do to yourself!

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Why are we in this debt fix? It’s the elderly, stupid.

It’s the elderly, stupid.

By now, it’s obvious that we need to rewrite the social contract that, over the past half-century, has transformed the federal government’s main task into transferring income from workers to retirees. In 1960, national defense was the government’s main job; it constituted 52 percent of federal outlays. In 2011 — even with two wars — it is 20 percent and falling. Meanwhile, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other retiree programs constitute roughly half of non-interest federal spending.

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Threat from self-delusion:
The monster of Norway, the Unabomber, the Oklahoma City Bomber, and the pilots of 9-11 airplanes all suffered from two extreme self-delusions:
a. That their actions would cause what they believed would be “positive global” effects,
b. That they were fulfilling a calling, a destiny for greatness, and would be admired/remembered for their actions.

Threat from rationality:
a. Our collective self-delusion that the world is or can be 100% rational – that the actions of madmen can be rationally explained and thus be somehow prevented in future.
b. No single person can carry out such madness, therefore there must be some secret group behind the horrendous act(s). http://amplify.com/u/a19n41

Can you hear me now? An Afghan poet’s plea…

God help us make the right choices – we are already there for almost 10 years and still no peace for us or them.

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I have come a very long way
Give me a smile?
I am tired of crying
I miss happy times
I miss my mother’s hug
Talk to me … for just a second?
I am new in your land
Hold my hand
Show me the way
I have lots to learn
I have lots to teach my people
Let’s help each other
Bring peace and smiles on faces
I have come a long way
To start my new life
Please talk to me …

Talk to Me

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An Afgahn Poet’s Do Fly Zone!

She wants the real good life! More power to her!

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Desire

I want to fly where birds sing their nicest songs,
where I can hear waterfowl, where it is green all the time,
where flowers smile and butterflies speak.

I want to fly where I can write poems and sing songs,
where dancing is not forbidden.

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Gonorrhea (Clap) SuperBug on Loose – Use Condoms!

What an awful Monday story but true. Gonorrhea once conquered is no on the hunt for victims with a vengence. Gonorrhea is a bacterial sexually transmitted infection and if left untreated can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and infertility in women.

It can cause epididymitis, a painful condition of the ducts attached to the testicles that may lead to infertility.

If it spreads to the blood or joints the condition can be life threatening.

Or overuse of drugs in food and people has fueled drug resistance like wildfire.

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Gonorrhea is now a superbug:  Antibiotic-resistant strain could turn STD into global public health threat, experts warn

A ‘superbug’ strain of gonorrhea that is resistant to all recommended antibiotics has been discovered.
Scientists warn it could transform a once easily treatable sexually-transmitted disease into a global public health threat.

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Oops! Industrializing organics is bad too !

E. coli in Germany outbreak has “cooled” down but who knows where “infected” sprouts seeds were shipped to. Industrialization of the seed market sent bad seeds all over Europe and who knows where else where folks are cashing in on interests in “organic” food.

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E. coli: A Risk for 3 More Years From Who Knows Where

Maryn McKenna
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reveals that, despite the epidemic curve’s trending down, the outbreak can’t be considered over. The ultimate source — the contaminated seeds from which salad sprouts were grown — has been so widely distributed that no one really knows where they have gone or for how long they might remain for sale. One prediction, based on the probable package labeling, is that they could remain on shelves for 3 more years.

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Fox News Owner Murdock Employees Hacking

Rupert Murdock is closing News of the World in England over anger with his employees hacking dead soldier’s cell phones, as well as other people – including a girl who was murdered – all in name of getting “news.” He owns Fox News, Wall Street Journal and London Times –  are they, or have they been hacking your phones, 9/11 first responders and victims cell phones, soldiers in Afghanistan? How far will Fox News owner go for profits and his interests over yours?

How dumb can politics get? Outlaw energy efficient lightbulbs?

Joe Barton and 14 other US Representatives think phasing out old light bulbs and supporting newer energy efficient bulbs somehow threatens you freedom! Next of their list?
1. Bring back cars and trucks that have now pollution devices so we can be free to cover the land with killer smogs!
2. Stop cleaning and filtering water – so people will be free to have cholera and typhoid again.
3. Stop requiring vaccinations for polio, measles, etc, so people are free to endanger their children and the rest of us.

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To repeal certain amendments to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act with respect to lighting energy efficiency, and for other purposes.

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Family Farm; Gone! Family Fisherman: Going down quick!

They will pretend to be fishermen of past fame but they are just giant corporations ready to trade your future and the planet for a quick dollar while deluding themselves that they will be exempt from the harm they cause.

In the end, they will be waving dollars, yuan and euros trying to buy a future after they have – oops – killed it!

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Fish, Inc.

The Privatization of U.S. Fisheries Through Catch Share Programs

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Smaller-scale traditional fishermen are pushed out of the fishery while larger companies, which often use fishing practices that stress ocean ecosystems, take over.

Read more at www.foodandwaterwatch.org