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March 2011



Perhaps Not

March 21, 2011 – Comments (7)

Summer vacation planning - perhaps a trip down the beatiful Nolichucky River, fresh air, nature, scenery and finish at the Davey Crockett campground in Tennessee. -   [more]



Nuclear Damage Control

March 15, 2011 – Comments (8)

In the last few days there has been a lot of publicity concerning nuclear power plants. A US Congressman promoting investment in nuclear even compared the risk of a nuclear power plant collapse to that of a bridge collapse, where I'd say the risk and amount of damage each can do is not equal. I would say the financial and nuclear industries are ramping up the public relations spending to do some damage control.  [more]



Beware of Popcorn

March 14, 2011 – Comments (7)

On February 4th, I wrote a post titled "Don't Cows and Chickens Have to Eat?" which basically said that the corn futures were in a speculative bubble, being pumped for profit by people who had invested 6 months earlier.  [more]



Some Thoughts on "Class Warfare Has Officially Begun".

March 10, 2011 – Comments (22)

It takes little courage to demand that those who do not hurt us take less, and a greater courage to demand more from those who will hurt us again.  [more]



Why Employee Pensions aren't Bankrupting States

March 07, 2011 – Comments (24)

By Kevin hall    [more]



How the Rich Soaked the Rest of Us

March 02, 2011 – Comments (36)

The answer is that we let them. - Steven  [more]



Shrinking Government the Tea Party Way

March 01, 2011 – Comments (17)

House GOP Says ‘So Be It’ To Taxpayers, Votes Unanimously to Protect Big Oil Subsidies

House Republicans voted in lockstep this afternoon to protect corporate welfare for Big Oil, even as they call for draconian cuts to programs that everyday Americans depend on each day.  As the House of Representatives moved toward approving a stopgap resolution to avert a government shutdown for another two weeks, Democrats offered a motion to recommit that would have stripped the five largest oil companies of taxpayer subsidies, saving tens of billions of dollars in taxpayer funds.  The motion failed on a vote of 176-249, with all Republicans voting against (approximately a dozen Democrats joined the GOP). A similar vote two weeks ago to recoup $53 billion in taxpayer funds from Big Oil was also voted down, largely along party lines. The former CEO of Shell Oil, John Hoffmeister, recently said Big Oil doesn’t need subsidies “in face of sustained high oil prices.”  From 2005 to 2009, the largest oil companies have made a combined $485 billion in profits.  [more]



This Just In

March 01, 2011 – Comments (9)

The top 30,000 have largely earned every penny of what they have.  They haven't stolen it from anyone. -  a blog reply.  [more]



Joke of the Day

March 01, 2011 – Comments (13)

A public union employee, a Tea Party activist and Charles Koch are sitting at a table with a plate of a dozen cookies in the middle. Koch takes 11 of the cookies, turns to the Tea Partier and says, “watch out for that union guy, he wants a piece of your cookie.”

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