Monthly Archives: December 2014

The oil price drop and the stupid and unsustainable economy…

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/28028-oil-prices-the-impact-of-the-plunge Advertisements

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Education in the crosshairs of double digit return addicts…

http://truth-out.org/news/item/28053-new-york-state-official-raises-alarm-on-charter-schools-and-gets-ignored

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A Howard Zinn essay from the Nation…

http://www.uvm.edu/~dguber/POLS21/articles/zinn.htm A People’s Constitution: Some Truths Are Not Self-Evident by HOWARD ZINN The Nation, August 1, 1987, volume 245, pp. 87-88 This year Americans are talking about the Constitutionbut asking the wrong questions, such as, Could the Founding Fathers have

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A quote by any other name would be just as un-original…

If there is to be an ecologically sound society, it will have to come from the grass roots up, not from the top down. -Paul Hawken- But can still be the truth, eh…

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Does anybody here, remember our old friend Aldo???

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. -Aldo Leopold-

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Hard to believe Ike could be a staple on a progressive Democracy blog, but…

I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it. -Dwight Eisenhower- We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.” -Ibid.- And lets not forget: “Any society that would

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Just seeing where this one ends up…

A quote from “the daily kos”:  “There is a new politics being born in America that isn’t beholden to the rich, the dishonest and the corrupt … This is a book that the political establishment will likely fear – but

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A Quote From Greg Palast, the author of “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy”…

“America is lost in a gnarled thicket of bought politicos, corporate con men, and media hucksters.  But we’re lucky: (Francis Moore) Lappe (in her book Democracy’s Edge) has drawn the map that will get us out alive.  Read it and

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Just a test post using a great line from a great writer…

“The world is so lacquered over with tendentiousness and cliché that to see with one’s own eyes for even a moment requires much work.” – Marilynne Robinson-

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A tribute link to and article by Molly Ivins one of the great voices of progressive Democracy…

…that rings jut as true now, though the times have proceeded and Citizens United has transmorgrified, somehow, Jack Abramoff into one of the good guys, a guy with integrity, a guy who really cares.http://www.progressive.org/news/2006/05/3142/molly-ivins-enough-dc-dems I wish you were still with

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