Archive for July 3rd, 2008

Throw away those little plastic flag pins and start being true patriots!

| July 3, 2008 | 6 Replies
Throw away those little plastic flag pins and start being true patriots!

Paul Slansky is frustrated that conservatives have captured the American Flag as their symbol. The emblem of the country’s highest aspirations was mindlessly ceded to the holier-than-thou zealots who used it as a bludgeon against the less fanatical. Here’s Slansky’s solution: Progressives should take the American Flag back by displaying it ourselves. He argues that […]

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Lawsuit accuses big oil of deceiving the public about climate changes

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Lawsuit accuses big oil of deceiving the public about climate changes

The ocean is now washing away the Alaskan village of 400 Inupiat villagers. According to story and these interviews by DemocracyNow’s Amy Goodman, the villagers have responded by filing suit against twenty Oil, gas and electric companies, accusing them of “conspiracy to mislead the public about the causes of global warming.” How has financing the […]

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Housing and Transportation costs will keep the cities relatively affordable

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Housing and Transportation costs will keep the cities relatively affordable

Should you live in the suburbs or in the city to keep your housing and transportation costs in check?  According to this interactive site developed by CNT and its collaborative partners, the Center for Transit Oriented Development, the answer is clear–live in the city. The bright red color-codings you’ll find when you check the 2008 […]

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Just how stupid are Americans?

| July 3, 2008 | 84 Replies
Just how stupid are Americans?

About some things, Americans are incredibly stupid. For instance, I’ve kept an eye on science and religion related ignorance for years. 15% of Americans don’t know that the Earth revolves around the sun. Half of the people in the United States (an allegedly “Christian Nation”)  can’t name Genesis as the first book in the Bible. […]

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