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Giant virus revived from ancient permafrost
Melting permafrost could unleash new human pathogens
But the oil companies are still obscenely profitable, so “we” got that going for us, which is nice.
AND, teabaggers hate Wall Street almost as much as Occupy Wall Street does, so we’ll rally behind this, which is nice.
Just kidding. This’ll never pass because teabagger panderers like Paul Ryan and Rand Paul will stand in the way of it. And the teabaggers won’t even notice. Because they’re fucking retarded. And OWS never stood for anything, and never will.
And let me spare you ODS (Obama Derangement Sufferers) some time. I know Obama’s budget won’t pass. OBAMA knows his budget won’t pass (POTUS budgets never pass). Harry Reid and Senate Democrats know Obama’s budget won’t pass. Because Boehner is TERRIFIED of being teabagged in his next election, so the teabagger caucus controls the government, right now.
Don’t like the way things are going?
Blame the teabaggers. They, and they alone, have ensured our government no longer serves us, as it constitutionally should be, but rather works against us, as their wealthy astro-fucking-turfing backers the Koch brothers have bought and paid for.
Anyone who votes in a way that enables a teabagger is beneath contempt, and not worth engaging in debate due to their religiously held beliefs.
As a scientist, I make mistakes, and own up to them. I modify my theories to comply with existing data. Teabaggers still believe that making rich people even richer leads to a better life for the middle class.
When a bipartisan Senate panel last week lambasted Swiss bank Credit Suisse for helping rich Americans evade billions in taxes, some watching the high-profile hearing couldn’t help but notice an elephant in the room.
That is, Sen. Rand Paul.
The connection? Paul for years has single-handedly blocked an obscure U.S.-Swiss tax treaty that lawmakers, prosecutors, diplomats and banks say makes the difference between U.S. law enforcement rooting out the names of a few hundred fat-cat tax evaders — and many thousands more.
Kentucky’s tea party darling says the treaty infringes on privacy rights. But his critics say Paul’s hold just hamstrings the Justice Department’s tax evasion work.
JFTR, I solved it about half way through, and I’m on my third drink because I’m moving out of my apartment, tomorrow (finally moving home … Yay!)
It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the …
I’m just sitting her unwinding and saw this: NASA gets an AMAZING image of a solar flare. (In my browser the image opens up inside the window, but can be magnified by clicking on it.)
This made me wonder how big that flare is in comparison to the size of the earth, so I looked up this comparison of sizes of planets in our solar system to the sun, and the sun to other stars. You may have already seen this. It’s been on the tubes for a while.
I’ve been busy getting ready to move home, so am a bit behind on posts and messages. Will try to catch up, later. Hope ya’all are doing well.
Why There’s No Outcry, by Robert Reich.
People ask me all the time why we don’t have a revolution in America, or at least a major wave of reform similar to that of the Progressive Era or the New Deal or the Great Society.
Middle incomes are sinking, the ranks of the poor are swelling, almost all the economic gains are going to the top, and big money is corrupting our democracy. So why isn’t there more of a ruckus?
The answer is complex, but three reasons stand out.
JFTR, I disagree with this bit:
It’s possible. of course, that rightwing Republicans, corporate executives, and Wall Street moguls intentionally cut jobs and wages in order to cow average workers, buried students under so much debt they’d never take to the streets, and made most Americans so cynical about government they wouldn’t even try for change.
But it’s more likely they merely allowed all this to unfold, like a giant wet blanket over the outrage and indignation most Americans feel but don’t express.
To believe this, one would have to suspend belief that the Koch brothers and their astroturfed teabagger division exist. I don’t.
It’s an absolute fact that the GOP tries to destroy this country, and any other country they can, when they’re not in power, and try to destroy the country (and any other country that gets in their way) when they are in power.
But the rest of it, I think, is spot on.
(Reuters) – President Hamid Karzai appeared to stiffen his resolve on Saturday not to sign a security pact with Washington, saying the United States should leave Afghanistan unless it could restart peace talks with the Taliban. “In exchange for this agreement, we want peace for the people of Afghanistan. Otherwise, it’s better for them to leave and our country will find its own way,” Karzai told a news conference.
The president said pressing ahead with talks with the Taliban, in power from 1996-2001, was critical to ensure that Afghanistan was not left with a weak central government. “Starting peace talks is a condition because we want to be confident that after the signing of the security agreement, Afghanistan will not be divided into fiefdoms,” he said.
Most diplomats now agree that Karzai is unlikely to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) that would allow for some form of U.S. military presence in Afghanistan after the end of 2014, when most troops are due to leave.
Seems like a non-starter, to me, given that the Taliban are some of the most fanatical religious fanatics extant (maybe excepting the wahabees and bible-belt baptists), but we’ll see how bad the MIC wants to keep using Afgonistan as a cash cow.
…is at root of 21st-century wars, says Tony Blair.
Never thought I’d agree with B’liar after his relentless push for pointless war in Iraq, but then again, even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
I, personally, don’t exclude RW fundie nutbags right here in the good ol’ US of A from the list of “extremist religions”. The US bible belt is probably responsible for more killing more US soldiers than Exxon. Maybe. Well, it’s at least close.
We really need to find a way to crush US fundamentalist’s influence on politics, once and for all.