We are a community, not a nation of strangers – we take care of each other when the need arises. It we leave everyone to their own devices, there is no e pluibus unum – no nation, no America
Recently, the US Senate passed a farm bill which includes significant cuts to the Food Stamp program, while the House of Representatives passed a bill which addresses farm subsidies, but does not include any mention of Food Stamps whatsoever. This was due to the failure of a previous bill to pass the House because significant numbers of Republican members thought it did not cut Food Stamps enough. The future of the Food Stamp program is still up in the air, as differences between the two legislative bodies must be reconciled before a bill can be passed by both and sent to the President for signature.
While the Senate bill is preferable to the House version that failed to pass because the cuts are not as severe, cuts are not warranted at all at this time. Claims by conservative legislators that the program is severely bloated and encourages dependency on government…
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(not exactly satire in fact)
Today the Prime Minister David Cameron said search engines like Google should blacklist ‘sick and malevolent’ terms.
I know what he means.
Because, for example, these are the results you get if you search Google images using the sick and malevolent phrase ‘David Cameron side view‘.
The first result is the most interesting:
Try it for yourself. I’m always amazed at the accuracy of Google’s search results.
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Spot on! “Nonetheless, there is a simple fact that all parties, including the mighty experts keep forgetting, no one ruled Egypt without the consent of its people. Baheyya asked a very good question: “If men with guns and tanks can simply arrest an elected president, then what’s to keep them from doing it again and again?” The answer is simple. The people will. The army will never has done it without the people; a fact that many chose to ignore. If Morsi responded to the demands of the public, he could avert the current stand off.
It is ironic that both our autocrats, fake democrats, observers, analysts, claim that Egyptians are great people, yet they patronize, mock, and accuse them of being either traitors or idiots. I beg to differ. I trust my people, and trust that the spirit of Tahrir has not died.”
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More 1930s-style nationalism in the cards for a Japan that cannot seem to regain go-go status of the 1970-1980s?
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition scored a decisive victory in an election on Sunday — so big that there are suspicions he will lose interest in difficult economic reforms and pursue his nationalist agenda instead.
via Abe’s ruling coalition wins Japan’s upper house election – Australia Network News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).
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