Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

16 December - The View 2

Aqueduct City of MexicoAqueduct City of Mexico (Photo credit: SMU Central University Libraries)

 

 

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; none but ourselves can free our minds.” -Bob Marley ► www.social-consciousness.com/2011/08/spirit-science-thoughts.html
 
“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; none but ourselves can free our minds.” -Bob Marley ► www.social-consciousness.com/2011/08/spirit-science-thoughts.html
~ LP
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“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ―Albert Einstein
~ Lord Phaphos
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No one ever thinks about these things... ever.
Party politics and labour
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DEFICIT: It's Not Really That Big, And There's Only One Way To Close It
www.businessinsider.com
We don't have a spending problem and we don't have a taxing problem.

 

The United States is the ONLY country that taxes American citizens even if they have never lived in the United States at any time. Once born American, you owe taxes as an economic slave even when you receive nothing and have never lived in the USA. This law passed last December that authorizes the confiscation of any firm’s assets if they do not report what an American citizen does overseas has been devastating. Americans have been thrown out of banks everywhere.

Walmart Workers At Risk In States Rejecting Obamacare Medicaid Expansion 

The world’s largest retailer recently outlined a new policy that will exclude from health coverage newly hired employees who work fewer than 30 hours per week, as The Huffington Post reported this month. Experts described that move as an attempt by Walmart to shift the burden of providing health coverage to the government -- specifically, to Medicaid, the insurance program for the poor.
Obamacare includes a dramatic expansion of Medicaid, one that will potentially extend health insurance to as many as 10 million people by 2016, according to the most recent Congressional Budget Office estimates. It would achieve this by expanding eligibility to include individuals with annual incomes up to 133 percent of the federal poverty limit -- currently $14,856.
A primary mission behind Obamacare was to ensure that people in low-wage service sector jobs -- which typically do not include health benefits -- would gain some form of medical coverage. But in a landmark ruling this year, the Supreme Court gave states the right to opt out of the Medicaid expansion. Republican governors in Texas, South Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma, Maine and South Dakota have subsequently signaled plans to do just that.
Many of these states share two traits: A large number of Walmart jobs, and extremely tight standards for Medicaid eligibility. In Texas, where more than 150,000 people work at Walmart, according to the company -- the largest number of any state -- an employed parent who earns more than 26 percent of the federal poverty line, or $4,963 a year for a family of three, is deemed ineligible for Medicaid. Jobless parents must make even less to qualify -- no more than 12 percent of the poverty line. Unless they are disabled, childless adults do not qualify in Texas regardless of their income.
After Walmart’s new policy takes effect in January, many part-time workers who stand to be denied company health benefits would eventually qualify for Medicaid once the Obamacare expansion takes effect in 2014. About of half of the roughly 1 million hourly Walmart employees in the United States earn less than $10 an hour, the company has previously disclosed.
But if states now threatening to forgo the Medicaid expansion follow through on those plans, many Walmart employees -- along with others in low-paid, service-sector positions -- run the risk of slipping through the cracks: They are likely to work too few hours to qualify for company benefits, yet earn too much to qualify for Medicaid under their states’ restrictive standards.

High fructose and diabetes
Global High Fructose Corn Syrup Use May Be Fueling Diabetes Increase | Observations, Scientific Amer
blogs.scientificamerican.com
It doesn’t matter where you look: the U.S., Mexico, Malaysia or Portugal, the more high fructose corn

“No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.” -P. J. O'Rourke

Narrated by Oscar winning actor Morgan Freeman, “Breaking the Taboo” takes a critical look at how after 50 years of prohibition, illicit drugs are now the third most valuable industry in the world after food and oil.
Breaking the Taboo (2011) - A Global Drug War Film
www.knowledgeoftoday.org
“Breaking the Taboo” takes a critical look at how after 50 years of prohibition, illicit drugs are now the third most valuable industry in the world after food


Dems To Introduce Assault Weapons Ban Bill
www.huffingtonpost.com
WASHINGTON -- In the wake of Friday's mass killing at an elementary school in Connecticut, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Sunday that she plans to introduce an assault weapons ban bill on the first day of the new Congress. "I'm going to introduce in the

Underground News Network and Truthout shared a link.

Fears mount this weekend about not just one cavern, but the entire Napoleonville Salt Dome collapsing, with explosive gas still in some of the over 50 caverns inside, as a Louisiana State University geologist explained the worst-case Friday in Baton Rouge, followed by testy state and company statements and an oil and gas insider interviewed by the Examiner on this catastrophe-in-the-making. Saying that this Louisiana-declared state of emergency is about a "sinkhole" and not "salt dome collapse" emergency is part of the cover up, according to Examiner's source on this event, required to remain anonymous. "I wonder how long the media is going to get away with continuing to call it a 'sinkhole'?" he said in an email interview, saying the whole area is a "total loss."
Entire salt dome collapse under La. sinkhole possible
www.examiner.com
Fears mount this weekend about not just one cavern, but the entire Napoleonville Salt Dome collapsing, with explosive gas still in some of the over 50 caverns i

Changing agriculture

Bridge the Gulf and Real Coastal Warriors shared a link.

Gulf Coast organizations team up for "A Bayou Christmas".

Babs Bagwell, of the Isle de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Indians - "We're fixin' to be the first climate refugees of the United States of America. We're at the most southern tip of Louisiana, severely affected by storms, the BP oil spill has contaminated our waters and seafood, upon which our people rely on....and the worst people affected by this are the children..."


 
freethoughtblogs.comSome anonymous internet jerk posted a picture of Morgan Freeman with a quote from someone else about the cause of the Newtown school shootings.

“There are millions of animal species but, man is the only animal capable of destroying them all.” -Anthony Douglas Williams ► www.knowledgeoftoday.org/2012/02/earth-is-alive-beautiful-finite-hurting.html
 


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“There are millions of animal species but, man is the only animal capable of destroying them all.” -Anthony Douglas Williams ► www.knowledgeoftoday.org/2012/02/earth-is-alive-beautiful-finite-hurting.html

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