Archive for the 'Are you revolted enough yet…?' Category

GOOD ON PRESIDENT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA…

September 23rd, 2014

Companies that seek to avoid US tax by shifting their headquarters abroad are being targeted under tough new rules announced by the Obama administration that it claims will dramatically reduce the benefits of so-called corporate inversions. The controversial technique, which has allowed companies such as Burger King to move abroad by buying a smaller foreign […]

CROSSING OVER FROM FERGUSON TO PORTLAND…

September 22nd, 2014

This internal thread concerning events in and about Ferguson, Missouri, is stuck to the top of the blog, newer, less vital, posts appear below. Meanwhile, comments on PZ Myers’ Good Morning, America now exceed 1,600… Civil rights leaders have described the deal [in Portland, Oregon, JH] as a potential model for co-operation in other cities, […]

ANOTHER LETTER-TO-THE-EDITOR…

September 20th, 2014

This is the letter-to-the-editor I’m sending to The Marietta Times in response to Glenna Clutter’s letter this morning calling David Burton a mild-mannered and intelligent man. Clutter went on to write that Burton’s reasoned explanations make sense to those not too deaf to listen. He does not peddle hate and intolerance, but he does promote […]

MARK TWAIN UNDERSTOOD THE DANGER OF LIES…

September 20th, 2014

Reader Fred O’Neill writes: “The Man Who Came to Dinner” at the Republican fall fiesta this year, is an influential, Texas-based, evangelical guru who receives lots of free-meals by peddling revisionist notions about the role of religion in American history. The problem is that David Barton knows about as much about American history as I […]

DEBUNKING DAVID BARTON’S LIES…

September 20th, 2014

—From Chris Rodda, author of Debunking David Barton’s Jefferson Lies. Prior to about a week ago I knew nothing of David Barton other than he was one of the religious wrong and influential in tea-bagger circles. I’ve since begun to educate myself because of Barton’s visit to my hometown. What makes Barton so hard to […]

NO ONE HIRES TROUBLEMAKERS…

September 20th, 2014

When Precious Daniels lay down in front of the Blue Cross Blue Shield building in Detroit on a chilly morning in November 2009, she wasn’t giving her future job prospects much thought. She was, however, thinking about all of the money the insurance company was spending on its lobbyists. A supporter of the Affordable Care […]

MARIETTANS WELCOME DAVID BARTON…

September 19th, 2014

Fred O’Neill writes: The “Truth and Justice” rally came off fairly well. About 150-200 of us lined Pennsylvania Avenue (the only access to the Shrine Club where Barton spoke). Passing dinner attendees responded to us in one of three ways: 1) they drove by as quickly as possible and tried to pretend that we weren’t […]

THE FACES OF THOSE WE TORTURED…

September 19th, 2014

APPLIED BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS LAWSUIT…

September 19th, 2014

Parents of an autistic child on Thursday sued the Ohio Department of Health and others in federal court, alleging discrimination against Ohio’s autistic children by failing to provide what the lawsuit describes as federally mandated treatment. Gary and Nikki Ruhl, of Mansfield, in northern Ohio, sued in U.S. District Court in Cleveland on behalf of […]

CUE BUDDY RYAN…

September 18th, 2014

San Diego unified school district said it was painting its MRAP white and hoping to use the Red Cross symbol on it to assuage community worries, said Ursula Kroemer, a district spokeswoman. The MRAP had been stripped of weapon mounts and turrets and would be outfitted with medical supplies and teddy bears for use in […]

EDWARD SNOWDEN IS NOT OUR PROBLEM…

September 17th, 2014

“Well prior to Edward Snowden, online jihadists were already aware that law enforcement and intelligence agencies were attempting to monitor them.” This point would seem obvious in light of the fact that terrorist groups have been employing tactics to evade digital surveillance for years. Indeed, such concerns about their use of sophisticated encryption technology predate […]

MORE HATING ON OBMACARE A POLITICAL LOSER…

September 17th, 2014

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HATING ON OBMACARE A POLITICAL LOSER…

September 16th, 2014

For members of Congress like my representative Republican Jim Rencci (OH-16) who put “voted to repeal Obamacare over (sic) 40 times” as his top legislative accomplishment on a recent piece of campaign literature, the above chart is very bad news. What can Renacci say when 74 percent of Republicans with the new coverage report speak […]

OUR MORAL STANDING IN THE WORLD…

September 16th, 2014

Watching the president describing IS Wednesday night, (former U.S. Air Force drone pilot Brandon) Bryant saw the extension of what he now considers an uncountable, global killing machine. “He calls them ‘unique in their brutality,’ but we’ve got prisoners in Guantanamo Bay that haven’t seen the light of fucking day,” Bryant says. “We’ve killed children. […]

UP THE WELSH…!

September 16th, 2014

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THE WAY OUT FROM THE BOSS’ EVERWAR…

September 16th, 2014

POLITICAL PARTY EMERGES IN NEW ZEALAND…

September 15th, 2014

New Zealand’s national election will be held on September 20. Over the last several weeks, Key has been embroiled in a scandal that saw a top minister resign, after independent journalist Nicky Hager published a book, Dirty Politics, documenting ties between Key officials and a right-wing blogger known for attacking public figures and showing that […]

TRACKING, TRACKING, TRRAAACCCCKKKKKING…

September 15th, 2014

Chokepoint from The Intercept on Vimeo. Via Map of the Stars: The NSA and GCHQ Campaign Against German Satellite Companies.

SNOWDEN SPEAKS TO NEW ZEALANDERS…

September 15th, 2014

The GCSB provides mass surveillance data into XKEYSCORE. They also provide access to the communications of millions of New Zealanders to the NSA at facilities such as the GCSB station at Waihopai, and the Prime Minister is personally aware of this fact. Importantly, they do not merely use XKEYSCORE, but also actively and directly develop […]

OUR MOST TERRIFYING WORD: OOPS…!

September 13th, 2014

As an enlisted man in the United States Navy I was directly responsible for the care of eight tactical nuclear missiles. I don’t know how the Air Force handles the mission, but I do know that any of the actions that Oliver mentions would have gotten me expelled from the program in a heart beat. […]

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