Enough Is Enough
lenn Beck makes a lot of money hanging just a little too close to crazy. I never thought the day would come when we shared any common ground, but on his show this week he delivered a rant, “Enough Is Enough.” I totally agree with the following:
From the beginning, most people on the left were against… Continue reading
The Republican Party, with its needless 2 wars costing trillions of dollars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and its trillion dollar bailout of the greedy, self-serving bank executives who then gave themselves hundreds of millions of dollars in bonuses on the backs of people who actually DO pay taxes (Yes, don’t forget for one second that George W. Bush was the… Continue reading
Have you paid your War Bills yet? You have until midnight! Maybe this will help you put things in better perspective:
Meanwhile, the military share of the budget works out to about $1.6 trillion.
That figure includes the Pentagon budget request of $708 billion, plus an estimated $200 billion in supplemental funding, called “overseas contingency funding” in euphemistic White House-speak),… Continue reading
Cost and value. Value and cost. The “deal” is some magical balance between cost and value.
Let me see. The Iraq war cost us $712,616,300,000 as I typed this sentence and has already gone above that—way above that in normal people budgets. The Afghanistan war cost us $260,099,900,000 as I typed this sentence and has already gone above that—again, way… Continue reading
Bloomberg reports today that, astoundingly, Iraq is now opening its doors to BP, Exxon Mobile, and Shell for the first time since 1972, when the country, under the leadership of the now executed Saddam Hussein, nationalized all of its oil fields. Astoundingly, this will open the 3rd largest oil reserves in the world directly to western countries.
And, um… why… Continue reading
This non-partisan article, Many still believe that Saddam Hussein was behind 9/11, and now we have some idea why, is an interesting read. I would like to know more about the study. I think it just requires less effort to conform facts to our present, existing perspective. But I also have always suspected that extreme religious leaders cultivate an unhealthy… Continue reading
We are so hated for our invasion of Iraq–which hasn’t been helped by the fact George lied about the Weapons of Mass Destruction.
ATHENS, Greece — U.S– has pulled out of a visit to Athens to attend Sunday’s closing ceremonies for the Olympic Games, U.S. officials said.
Washington denied Powell changed plans because of anti-U.S. protests which saw police hurl… Continue reading
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
April 16, 1953
Before I am branded unpatriotic let me point out that I trusted our president. I believed him… Continue reading
I actually think we all need to focus more on how we are alike and agree than how we differ. But from time to time, it’s engaging to explore controversy. Such explorations can enhance our critical thinking skills, help us explore meaningfulness, ourselves, and our values.
I am putting the controversial survey results on the Continue reading… link below so… Continue reading
Hmmm, this one caught my eye:
Look for Osama to be produced during the democratic convention*. (And about time, too!)
* WASHINGTON, July 8 – Osama bin Laden and his chief lieutenants, operating from hideouts suspected to be along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, are directing an al-Qaeda effort to launch an attack in the United States sometime this year, senior Bush… Continue reading