Archive for October 23rd, 2011

Ostracized no more: America’s disenfranchised 99% begin to form their own group.

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Ostracized no more: America’s disenfranchised 99% begin to form their own group.

Two years ago, I was excited to see Barack Obama elected President because I had listened closely to his campaign speeches and I assumed that I would now have a meaningful voice in how my government was being run. I assumed that we would see an immediate decrease to America’s warmongering, domestic spying and fossil-fuel dependence, for example. Since that election, though, I’ve witnessed Mr. Obama cave-in to right wing demands on numerous major issues. I’ve seen Wall Street “reform” that allows bigger “banks” than ever. I’ve seen health care “reform” that shoved single payer under the table and consisted of a sell-out to for-profit monopolistic insurers, without any meaningful price controls. Government spying and secrecy are more prevalent than ever. I’ve seen big business spend more money more flagrantly than ever to purchase politicians, including Barack Obama.

As all of this has transpired, I keep being reminded of George Carlin’s words, (at the two-minute mark) that there is a “big club . . . and ain’t in it. . . . You and I are not in the big club.”

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Here’s what $2 billion/year for 10 years gets you

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Here’s what $2 billion/year for 10 years gets you

We drained the economy of the United States because we needed to enrich the officers of so-called banks, and for this:

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said if the United States and Pakistan ever went to war, his country would back Islamabad, drawing a sharp rebuke Sunday from Afghan lawmakers who claimed the country’s top officials were adopting hypocritical positions.

In the meantime, as reported by Glenn Greenwald, Bradley Manning, who will likely die in prison, appears to have helped bring an end to America’s other major psychopathic, dishonest, infrastructure-draining exercise in warmongering. And here is Iraq, by the numbers.

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God: Human bodies are not designed for playing football

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God: Human bodies are not designed for playing football

According to The Onion, God recently announced that the human body is not designed for playing football.

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