The worst government corporations can buy?

75% of the members of the “super” committee are holding fund raisers while trying to figure out how to fix the Federal budget and the American economy. Well, I’d say the fix is in – wouldn’t you. What will it take to wake these folks up that the whole world is watching and are being sickened by what they see!?!

Get a grip and get outside of your money box!

Amplify’d from www.washingtonpost.com

The Influence Industry: Supercommittee members are lining up fundraisers

Just hours before the first organizational meeting of the budget-cutting “supercommittee,” Republican member Dave Camp was scheduled to hold a fundraiser for his congressional campaign.

Camp is among at least nine members of the 12-member supercommittee who have scheduled fundraisers this fall, putting them in a position to take money from industry donors at the same time they are helping to decide what to cut from government spending.

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A Teacher’s Song Amidst Gunfire in Monterrey, Mexico

When will they just be able to sing again because they are happy?!?

Amplify’d from www.rnw.nl
Martha Rivera Alanis with her students

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A teacher’s song


Published on : 7 September 2011 – 1:32pm | By The State We’re In . (Photo: RNW)

Martha Rivera Alanis isn’t exactly the kind of person who’d seek fame on YouTube. She’s a dedicated kindergarten teacher in Monterrey, Mexico. Earlier this year, gunfire from drug gangs came dangerously close to her class full of five and six-year-olds.

Read more at www.rnw.nl

 

Making fun of and disrespecting President Obama benefits whom? So could it be that some well-known pseudo-progressive organizations talking about the President “caving” to this and that – not being tough enough – whatever are really front organizations for the Koch Brothers and the Tea Party? Think about it? The school yard bully shouting is designed to get them noticed, get donations and ad dollars.

So are they making enough money by just dissing the President and getting your donations and ad dollars from your web visits? Is someone taking money under the table from others who “profit” when people think less of the President? http://amplify.com/u/a1cak7

COPD: Chronic bronchitis; Emphysema; Bronchitis – GOP Lobby claiming that gutting EPA clean air regulations will give country more jobs – The jobs will be for funeral directors, COPD clinics and Doctors and the cost? Your health, you parents health and your children’s. Small price to pay for their false religion of We-can-do-anything-for-a-profit-and-pretend-no-one-ever-gets-hurt!

The Pro-Asthma and Lung Cancer Lobby is joining forces with them in near future, as soon as they can find a slick way to sell risking death their way will be worth the cost to your loved ones health. http://amplify.com/u/a1cajy

Standing by Vermont!

Working together works – as community people, Vermont State Guard, Vermont government, and FEMA all pull together!

Amplify’d from climate-connections.org
Vermont: The Recovery from Hurricane Irene Begins
In all, over 200 roads across the state were closed due to wash outs from the heavy rains that pelted the state for nearly twenty-four hours on Sunday, August 28.
Before the sun was up on Tuesday morning, thirty FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) tractor-trailers had arrived at the National Guard’s Camp Johnson with water, ready to eat meals, blankets, cots and other supplies.
Waterbury was submerged under 10 feet or more of water when the Winooski River rose to record flood levels in minutes.

Read more at climate-connections.org

 

Gunrunner/Fast and Furious: Bush/Cheney Fail?

Seems that Project Gunrunner which turned into Fast and Furious all began as a Bush/Cheney sloppy attempt to control drug guns.

Amplify’d from bsnorrell.blogspot.com

Project Gunrunner explodes: Lies from Arizona

Brenda Norrell
Project Gunrunner, and then “Fast and Furious,” were supposedly ATF sting operations to track weapons used by drug cartels in Mexico. Thousands of weapons were purchased by “straw” buyers in the US, then allowed to “walk” across the border into Mexico, walk into the hands of drug cartels.
An e-mail from a Flagstaff police officer about Project Gunrunner is dated March 17, 2008
“ATF Southwest Border Strategy Project Gunrunner Weapons of Choice,” with the date stated as revised in Feb. 2008.
Project Gunrunner began as a pilot project in Laredo, Texas, in 2005 and was expanded as a national initiative in 2006

Read more at bsnorrell.blogspot.com

 

Are we killing ourselves – not so softly?

You get sick in the 1930s, 1940s and early 1950s – go home, soup, sleep and get better; wash wound regularly, bandage daily, get better.

You get sick in 1950s to 2011 and increasingly you get antibiotics prescribed for being sick or hurt and you get well in about the same amount of time.

1950s til now – Industry starts putting/using antibiotic in and on everything: Drugs for animals, rinses for food, and on and on and on.

Oops! 2001 and on we discover some things getting seriously out of whack. Did we/have we overdosed on antibacterials with the best of intentions and perhaps set a course that will facilitate a worldwide pandemic worse than fabled black plague and 1918 flu?

¿How do we figure out what we have done and how we can straighten things out? Or is it too late?

Amplify’d from www.wired.com

Antibiotics: Killing Off Beneficial Bacteria… For Good?

Maryn McKenna
Martin Blaser of New York University’s Langone Medical Center argues that antibiotics’ impact on gut bacteria is permanent — and so serious in its long-term consequences that medicine should consider whether to restrict antibiotic prescribing to pregnant women and young children.
Early evidence
our friendly flora never fully recover
Overuse of antibiotics could be fuelling the dramatic increase in conditions such as obesity, type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, allergies and asthma, which have more than doubled in many populations.

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Glenn Beck, Crossroads, People for the American Way, Van Jones, Jane Hamsher, and Russ Feingold have all figured out they have a common purpose and have formed a marketing group called WNU Inc. (Wingnuts United) to serve their common need – to make a living by getting gullible Americans to listen to them for advice and give them money through donations or advertising.

Think I will stick with supporting my party and candidates/representatives directly.

There are many more who fill up cyberspace and the airwaves with shouts of their truths you know who they are. You know who they are. There are also many groups that focus on specific issues and work hard on them, as opposed to some NGOs who are now just in the business of supporting their leader and staff. You also know that those NGOs that start supporting and advocating on everything are slipping into being just about themselves. EOR = end of rant – smile. http://amplify.com/u/a1bs0s

Who Gets Credit for Jobs? Those hiring

A. Gov. Perry responsible for job growth in Texas? Former Governator and Gov. Brown responsible for jobs gains in California?
or
B. How about the companies that did the hiring because they needed more workers and their customers are happy with them or want their product/service!

If you chose A. you are ready to move into the state of self-denial of facts to satisfy what you want to be true.

If you chose B., welcome back to reality or congratulations on not being sucked in by folks who want to sell you futures and pasts that will and have never existed so they can pick you pocket while they are getting you to take eye off of reality? Grin.

Good for employers in California – you still got a ways to go but you are getting there!

In the last 12 months, California has added 189,600 jobs, according to On Numbers.
Since July 2010, California’s job growth was second only to Texas, which added 269,500 jobs, according to seasonally adjusted figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It also added jobs in 9 of those 12 months.

Read more at feeds.bizjournals.com

 

Future Payoff Price for Dropping Charges

Latest news is that the Prosecutors have recommended that the charges be dropped against the former head of the IMF. I suspect that we will find out in the future that DA Vance will profit greatly from his mishandling of the case. The message? Don’t mess with powerful men, take any offered payoff, if offended or harmed – deal with it. Scum win this time or at least briefly. This type of behavior of attacking women who have been attacked has to end!

Regardless of Diallo’s past and any changed versions of stories she may have made about what she did after the alleged assault, it does not mean she wasn’t raped. The fact that there is DNA evidence, the fact new medical reports state Diallo’s injuries were those of sexual assault, and the fact that Strauss-Kahn is currently being accused of attempted rape by his daughter’s friend, is a hell of a lot of evidence that this should not end here.

Read more at feministing.com

 

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