Monthly Archives: December 2007

Tracking the Growth of American Authoritarianism

Income Inequality Worse Than 1928
The past year has been good to the Forbes 400, $800,000 more.
After WW II, we had a powerful middle class, then Reaganomics started their demise.

 

Terrorist or Fearful Citizen – Who Has The Advantage?

This country has survived times far more difficult than what we’ve suffered in the early years of this new century. Yes, terrorists have killed our citizens in a very dramatic and traumatic manner. However, this new crisis pales compared to … Continue reading

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If You Are Not Going to Play By My (Corporate) Rules, I’ll Take My Toys (Business) and Leave

In a recent posting, I pointed out that Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison was very concerned for the big oil CEOs while Congress was attempting to increase their tax burden and reduce their profit by 0.6 percent a year over three … Continue reading

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The Authoritarian’s Enabler – The Federalist Society

In early November, 2007, I wrote, “I believe this nation will only survive as a republic by upholding all the extraordinary and very thoughtful measures our Founding Fathers of the late 1700s established in our Constitution. I also believe, as … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12-18-2007

Conservative Student Make Up Story About Being Attacked – A Princeton University junior who claimed to have been beaten by two men in black ski caps for his conservative views admitted on Monday that he made up the attack, according … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12-17-2007

The Rich Are Gettin’ Stinkin’ Rich Really Fast, and You’re Not – The increase in incomes of the top 1 percent of Americans from 2003 to 2005 exceeded the total income of the poorest 20 percent of Americans, data in … Continue reading

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December 2007, WAWG Index – Down 5%

Month to Month Change In this twenty-sixth survey of the web, The WAWG Index monthly average was down by 5.0 percent from November 2007. Of the fourteen categories tracked, 4 were up, one was unchanged and 9 were down. The … Continue reading

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Cheney Impeachment Efforts Impeded – Media Complicity May Be Another Factor

On Friday, Florida Representative Robert Wexler initiated an effort to start Congressional hearings on the impeachment of Dick Cheney. Part of his effort is an op ed that was sent to various national papers. However, this statement has so far … Continue reading

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Our Congress at Work – They Can’t Fix National Problems, But They Can Do This …

Contrary to the whining of many, the United States was not founded by Christians or on Christian principles. As close as any of the Founding Fathers came to Christianity was George Washington who was a non-practicing Episcopalian. For the most … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12-13-2007

U. S. Gitmo Propaganda Team Edited Wikipedia – The US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay has been caught conducting covert propaganda attacks on the internet. The attacks, exposed this week in a report by the government transparency group Wikileaks, include … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12-07-2007

Medicare Cuts Pay-out on Two Cancer Drugs – New Medicare rules for a small but promising class of cancer drugs may cause thousands of lymphoma patients to lose access to the treatment, which in some cases is the only therapy … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12-3-2007

US Says it Has the Right to Kidnap British Citizens – America has told Britain that it can “kidnap” British citizens if they are wanted for crimes in the United States. A senior lawyer for the American government has told … Continue reading

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