The Department of Don't Say You Weren't Warned
Turns out space isn't quite as spacious as it used to be. These days it's cluttered with old satellites and whatnot, something like 16,000 separate hunks of stuff, roaming around unattended.
Fortunately, if anything bad happens, it's good to know we can count on the government to help fix it. Read more about Space Junk: Something New to Worry About!
Well, Rocky just sent the Ds a "Dear John" letter. The best part for me was this:
"Though he doesn't have plans to run for office, Anderson said he would be interested in working with others to form a new party." Read more about Former S.L. mayor Rocky Anderson divorces himself from 'gutless' Democratic Party
to SS. They will fight as best as possible, but feel they have to give in to guide the "cuts and restructuring" to save the program. Oh I forgot to mention that won't "allow" cuts to current recipients . LINK Read more about ABC news is reporting that AARP will "reluctantly" support cuts
(525 Obama-dumping days until 2012 election-Hugh's Obama's Scandals List)
Jefferson Memorial -- police state response to dancing protesters.
On May 28, 2011 Television host Adam Kokesh and several other activists participating in a flash-mob were arrested at the publicly-funded Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Their crime? Silently dancing, in celebration of the first amendment's champion; a clear violation of their right to free-expression.
Found this in my bookmarks.
She's pretty fierce (always was, but especially so here). No one is spared. Read more about Into the time machine with Molly Ivins
So, as just about everyone within range of a media source knows, Chesapeake Energy had a blowout at one of its natural gas drilling sites here in Bradford County, PA. Read more about Life in the Gas Lane: Blowout! Edition
In light of the pending EPA budget cuts, the citizens of the United States now face the real possibility of what would amount to a “stop-work order” on the 40 year old, extremely beneficial (benefits that outweigh costs at a 40:1 ratio) Clean Air Act. Read more about Ground Rules Set For Climate Change Battle
One of the key problems we need to solve on the left is the lack of understanding of the nitty-gritty details of how our industrial economy actually functions. So, I always consider it valuable when someone down in the trenches takes the time to share their perspective with us. I found this one on facebook. Here's the first half of it:
Faulty airline maintenance practices and the absence of planning
by Tschäff Reisberg on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 10:39pm
You poisoned my sweet water, you cut down my green trees
The food you fed my children was the cause of their disease
My world is slowly fallin' down and the air's not good to breathe
And those of us who care enough, we have to do something...
Oh... oh, whatcha gonna do about me?
This is a chock-full Friday. With the anti-choice hypocrites in charge of the House, it didn't take them long to start having their usual foam-at-the-mouth conniption fits about that wimminz-only medical procedure that is none of their fucking business. Read more about Smith-Lipinski, Santorum, and Other Signs of the Opocalypse
Cross-posted from Real Economics.
Courtesy of Barry Ritholtz at his The Big Picture. Go look at the chart - very scary. Ritholltz notes: "MacroMan points out that Live Cattle Futures have gone parabolic; Daniel Dicker blames speculative derivative traders and a lack of oversight as the cause." Read more about Cattle Prices Stampeding