Submitted by malagodi on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 11:09pm
(cross-posted from Paxlupo.com)
A response to a friend’s championing of a recent article by Nicolas Kristof.
Please don’t put a price on my soul.
I’m not about to argue,
I’m not about to lose control.
Each of us at times
We might work too hard
Too heavy, too fast and too much.
But anyone can fill his life up with things
And you see that he just cannot touch.” ~Mr.Dylan, of course. Read below the fold...
Submitted by malagodi on Mon, 10/22/2012 - 4:17pm
(cross-posted from PaxLupo.com)
First, let’s dispense with the comforting bedtime story of energy independence. Regardless of all the campaign rhetoric, neither Romney’s “Drill Everywhere” nor Obama’s “All of the Above” energy strategies do anything for energy independence. Regardless of how much oil, gas and even alternative energy is produced by commercial operations in this country (or Canada), unless the government is prepared to either nationalize the industry or commandeer the product, companies are free to sell their goods wherever and to whomever they like. It can safely be said that neither candidate favors energy industry nationalization. The question will still remain; independent from whom? Read below the fold...
Submitted by malagodi on Tue, 07/05/2011 - 3:46pm
On the article "Ralph Nader is Tired of Running for President" by Chris Hedges: http://bit.ly/kNpnAl
cross-posted from Paxlupo.com
While I generally like the article, here is Hedges once again hedging.
He mentions the Catholic Priest Phillip Berrigan, but he does not mention that Berrigan was one of the Catonsville 9, who 'appropriated' draft records from the Catonsville draft board and publicly burned them with home-made napalm. For this he was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison.
Read below the fold...