Monthly Archives: July 2011

Why Americans are mad

I’ve always appreciated Senator Bernie Sanders‘ perspective, an Independent and admitted democratic socialist. The latter political orientation focuses on things like economic democracy, i.e., extending democracy to business which typically have lagged behind the democratic movement in that they are … Continue reading

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Closet socialists

Last night on Real Time Bill Maher highlighted the hypocricy of closet socialists that rail against government handouts. In his “new rules” segment (starting around 1:40) we see those who favor many favor social security, Medicare, unemployment benefits, Freddie May … Continue reading

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Financial reform bill hit by truck, life support failing

In this clip Jon Stewart makes fun of the Dodd-Frank Act, the financial reform bill that passed in Congress about a year ago. The bill is intended to remedy some of the problems that led to the financial meltdown of … Continue reading

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There is no budget crisis

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There is no budget crisis

There is no Budget Crisis according to Robert Reich. It is a carefully concocted conservative lie to frame the debate in a way to get their insidious budget cuts. They have everyone believing that if we pass the debt ceiling … Continue reading

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The experience of the impossible

I will provide some more quotes from John Caputo that began with this prior post, specifically related to what he calls experience. It can in some ways be correlated to what those in the transpersonal movement call consciousness, but without … Continue reading

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The experience of the impossible

I will provide some more quotes from John Caputo that began with this prior post, specifically related to what he calls experience. It can in some ways be correlated to what those in the transpersonal movement call consciousness, but without … Continue reading

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WI conservatives are anti-democracy

Earlier this year the Governor of WI signed a bill requiring photo ID to vote. This requirement is especially difficult on the elderly, students, minorities and low-income voters, a voting block incidentally that typically vote for Democrats. The reason for … Continue reading

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The People speak on the debt

Monday night President Obama gave a short speech asking the American people to contact their legislators if they wanted them to work out the debt ceiling crisis, for to not do so would lead to another economic meltdown. And contact … Continue reading

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Sucker Punch

In another IPS discussion Andrew referenced the movie Sucker Punch with this link to a review. The review is excellent. When I first saw the movie, not being aware of the symbolism described, I had the same gut reaction, that … Continue reading

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