Saturday, July 14, 2012

Terrible Shit About Your Country You Won't Hear About on MSNBC FOX Or CNN Probably Ever

Not  really surprising in a country where being a uninformed dumb shit redneck is actually seen as good thing.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

WikiLeaks Publishes Thousands Of Emails On Syria

Here's the  live-stream video capture of the WikiLeaks press conference in London this morning. More from The Guardian here.
"The material is embarrassing to Syria, but it is also embarrassing to Syria's opponents. It helps us not merely to criticize one group or another, but to understand their interests, actions and thoughts. It is only through understanding this conflict that we can hope to resolve it." Julian Assange

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

The FDA | Big Pharma | ALEC | Monsanto And Corporate Oligarchs 'War On Health'

"War on Health' is the first documentary detailing and challenging the FDA agenda and its allegiance with the international Codex Alimentarius, which hopes to establish a monolithic food and health regime. Betraying its founding mandate to assure drug, food and chemical safety in the interests of public health, the FDA today is a repressive bureaucracy serving pharmaceutical and agricultural greed and profits. Vaccines, medical devices, prescription drugs are fast tracked at alarming rates through the FDA at the expense of scientific oversight to assure their efficacy and safety. The
result is hundreds of thousands premature deaths annually from pharmaceutical drugs, vaccines and medical devices and an epidemic of medical incompetence and fraud sanctioned by federal health officials."

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Explaining 'ObamaCare' To Your Red Neck Uncle

This fine explanation of the Affordable Care Act is from a post that originally appeared on 'reddit' authored by CaspianX2 .....

Note: The original post contains some great comments that you may want to check out and that the author refers to for a further explanation of some of his points.
"Okay, explained like you're a five year-old (well, okay, maybe a bit older), without too much oversimplification, and (hopefully) without sounding too biased:"
What people call "Obamacare" is actually the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. However, people were calling it "Obamacare" before everyone even hammered out what it would be. It's a term mostly used by people who don't like the PPACA, and it's become popularized in part because PPACA is a really long and awkward name, even when you turn it into an acronym like that.

Anyway, the PPACA made a bunch of new rules regarding health care, with the purpose of making health care more affordable for everyone. Opponents of the PPACA, on the other hand, feel that the rules it makes take away too many freedoms and force people (both individuals and businesses) to do things they shouldn't have to.

So what does it do? Well, here is everything, in the order of when it goes into effect (because some of it happens later than other parts of it):

(Note: Page numbers listed in citations are the page numbers within the actual document, not the page numbers of the PDF file)

The New Gilded Age

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer on 'Up With Chris Hayes'.