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Sneaking Up On Darwin I can see how we got into the muck we are in today. We are in a world that has no purpose beyond the next hot issue driven opinion poll. Long range goals like environmental stability, population management, life quality optimization, energy security, water & food quality cont (full details)

Sneaking Up On Darwin I can see how we got into the muck we are in today. We are in a world that has no purpose beyond the next hot issue driven opinion poll. Long range goals like environmental stability, population management, life quality optimization, energy security, water & food quality control and public education just don’t have a chance. The human race is going through endless cycles of media induced raids on our conscious focus. We don’t have the uninterrupted time to think about meaningful opportunities, let alone consider committing to them for several years. We have succeeded in disenfranchising ourselves and have become helpless witnesses to our own decent as a species, that once had so much potential. Critical thought has given way to rapid cycle sensational reaction and the Philistines are driving the agenda of our history. Darwin is not surprised.

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Reporting as Meaningful Discourse: When the hubris of asperger’s disorder, results at an ‘any cost’ cultural and ‘my way or the hi-way’ yields to objective dialog and a search for values beyond ourselves, we will have started on our way forward individually and socially. http://www.linktv (full details)

Reporting as Meaningful Discourse: When the hubris of asperger’s disorder, results at an ‘any cost’ cultural and ‘my way or the hi-way’ yields to objective dialog and a search for values beyond ourselves, we will have started on our way forward individually and socially. http://www.linktv.org/scripts/resizable_video_player.php?type=standard&id=4049&share=http://www.linktv.org/programs/blueprint-for-accountability-working-the-dark-side This is incredible reporting. Somewhere between a news editorial and a trial.

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Regarding the budget: We are facing the consequences of years of deferred decisions and failure to face festering issues. Now, when we are forced to take action and resolve political and policy disparities, it is imperative that we prioritize our actions correctly. The decisions we take now must b (full details)

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POTUS isn’t a socialist, he’s a Keynesian Capitalist. We R so far right rhetorically, that JM Keynes ideas R a threat 2 entrenched corporate interests

POTUS isn’t a socialist, he’s a Keynesian Capitalist. We R so far right rhetorically, that JM Keynes ideas R a threat 2 entrenched corporate interests

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We have arrived at a point where policy persistence, the aspect of public planning that allows a nation to grow with direction and purpose over time, is deteriorating. There is evidence everywhere we look and the evidence is hard to dispute. Policy requires consensus building and that takes time. (full details)

We have arrived at a point where policy persistence, the aspect of public planning that allows a nation to grow with direction and purpose over time, is deteriorating. There is evidence everywhere we look and the evidence is hard to dispute. Policy requires consensus building and that takes time. Unfortunately, the time required to build consensus for a policy can be longer than it takes to erode the resolve binding that consensus. We move at a different speed today and have access to more data and information than we can effectively parse. Today’s wildly popular ideas have short shelf lives. Opinions are held by individuals and an increasingly impatient public will only lease them for a short time. Ideas are constantly discarded for the latest popular new economic model or social theory. How do we deal with the consequences of constant change and its effects on our social stability? Using the 24 hour media cycle and integrated marketing, business lobbies are able to continuously chip away at coalitions and make consensus building an impossible task. Even with a large house majority, factions are identified and exploited to the minority advantage. These tactics are even more evident in the Senate, where 60% can be required to move bills forward. We have a broken legislative process and need to reform it before we can focus on governance instead of partisan political stagnation. The consequence of failing to fix problems is political instability and collapse of social rule.

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Life in a Depressed Housing Market Tne problem with Milton Friedmanism is that it trades a few sensational successes for national economic paralysis. Market fat cats, too heavy or uninterested to avoid reasonable market corrections, continue shifting resources in the same way during a dangerously l (full details)

Life in a Depressed Housing Market Tne problem with Milton Friedmanism is that it trades a few sensational successes for national economic paralysis. Market fat cats, too heavy or uninterested to avoid reasonable market corrections, continue shifting resources in the same way during a dangerously listing economy. They continue to support doomed tactics, make excuses for and refuse to accept reality of failure. It’s delusional and dangerous behavior.It’s a mistake on the scale of genetic extinction. When we disenfranchise, and pilfer our own people, our nation loses direction and our economy implodes. Wealth needs to move from central corporate control back to a public Treasury, or become the reason for homelessness, and blighted, empty homes, encumbering our communities with loss of revenue from abandoned dwellings. When our socio-economic evolution takes it’s next abrupt turn, it will be the working people who survive. Corporate raptors and financial raiders will be hurt the most, as the food and money supplies continue to dry up. It will be the workers who will be left with the skills to get by and care for their families.

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All of the conversation about economic theory that does not include an assessment of social effect is shallow and divisive. Calls to privatize our economy without consideration for how that might amplify the gap in wealth distribution, is making only half the case. More importantly, insisting on (full details)

All of the conversation about economic theory that does not include an assessment of social effect is shallow and divisive. Calls to privatize our economy without consideration for how that might amplify the gap in wealth distribution, is making only half the case. More importantly, insisting on broadcasting half baked opinions gets in the way developing effective policy. Effective policy, at its heart, has acquired commitments, addressed issues and resolved conflicts for market control methods and considered their consequences. The health and wellbeing of our nation is the priority. Ideology at any cost is never a wise or effective consideration.

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@maddow is leading the change from cable controversy to informational insight, political policing and policy analysis. We all benefit when profit takes a back seat to content.

@maddow is leading the change from cable controversy to informational insight, political policing and policy analysis. We all benefit when profit takes a back seat to content.

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Life After People There’s a longevity sorted list of items that represent bite sized sequences of familiar material labels, events & assumtions; like frozen people, famous art, historic wooden boats, preserved corpses, wide spread building disintegration, language from people to parrots – continued (full details)

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No nation will be able to meet the challenges of growing the economy and creating jobs in the 21st century without a serious investment in green technology. And no nation — regardless of size or wealth — will be able to escape the impact of climate change. It’s an urgent message many don’t want (full details)

No nation will be able to meet the challenges of growing the economy and creating jobs in the 21st century without a serious investment in green technology. And no nation — regardless of size or wealth — will be able to escape the impact of climate change. It’s an urgent message many don’t want to hear — one President Obama boldly delivered to the U.N. Climate Change Summit. The House of Representatives passed a historic energy and climate bill, an important first step towards fighting climate change and creating new jobs and new industries while helping American families save money on energy bills. We can meet these urgent challenges, but to keep moving forward, we’ll need to show that the American people understand the need for change, and that we’re ready to fight for it.

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The stakes couldn’t be higher and the rewards are beyond our wildest expectations. It is either our shining moment to claim this opportunity or our dismal failure to relinquish this challenge to the influences of immediate gratification and material greed. Do we go forward like a cork on the tide of (full details)

The stakes couldn’t be higher and the rewards are beyond our wildest expectations. It is either our shining moment to claim this opportunity or our dismal failure to relinquish this challenge to the influences of immediate gratification and material greed. Do we go forward like a cork on the tide of a dark destiny or do we engineer and define our future? A history of critical thinking, technical innovation, a spirit of adventure and Yankee resolve are what we have to work with. I don’t see the dilemma.

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The general public is getting a very raw deal these days. In fact, what is happening right in the face of all of us is the worst kind of strong armed robbery. What’s left to preserve in a system of laws and policies that promote corporate greed, ignore public welfare, promote convenient denial of r (full details)

The general public is getting a very raw deal these days. In fact, what is happening right in the face of all of us is the worst kind of strong armed robbery. What’s left to preserve in a system of laws and policies that promote corporate greed, ignore public welfare, promote convenient denial of reality, allow critical issues to go unaddressed, facilitate false public personas, stifle dissent, manipulate markets for special interests, encourage unnecessary material consumption, ignore resource depletion, and I could go on for hours. You see, it’s not just something that needs to be corrected, it’s the entire body of law and government policies. I don’t believe there’s a common vision of who we are as a nation. We have been reduced to continuous political bickering about social differences and abstract minutia. Is anyone still around who is for real?

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I like the quieter tone of holiday political shows. Temporary show hosts don’t have the same ratings stake in generating outrage or stirring up residue from the sediment of our ever bubbling political pot. Watching holiday news on cable TV is like finding a French café at opening time on a slow (full details)

I like the quieter tone of holiday political shows. Temporary show hosts don’t have the same ratings stake in generating outrage or stirring up residue from the sediment of our ever bubbling political pot. Watching holiday news on cable TV is like finding a French café at opening time on a slow Tuesday morning. There is time to savor the aroma of the fresh brewed news without the static and hyperbole of rude, agitated hosts competing for audience share.

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Rush Limbaugh: You are a festering boil on the rectum of society. I want you brought to a head and popped. You are, of course, familiar with ass boils. It’s how you got deferred during ‘Nam.

Rush Limbaugh: You are a festering boil on the rectum of society. I want you brought to a head and popped. You are, of course, familiar with ass boils. It’s how you got deferred during ‘Nam.

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I’m not an economist, but I can run a company budget & think I have an effective way to make some adjustments to cash flow. Here is what I think of as a balanced solution to an out of balance problem. Banks, Hedge Funds and Financial companies holding and selling mortgage derivatives should pay a f (full details)

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You can conjure up a lot of moral outrage about things that happen, but it is very disingenuous to make big noise about small matters and concoct phony rationale about earth shaking blunders.

My advice is to pick your moral causes carefully, they define your character.

You can conjure up a lot of moral outrage about things that happen, but it is very disingenuous to make big noise about small matters and concoct phony rationale about earth shaking blunders. My advice is to pick your moral causes carefully, they define your character.

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Everyone, including the president, is allowed to express their opinion. No one, including the police, can be indemnified against critical opinions. Oh, and I don’t think people have to apologize for their opinions, particularly if those opinions don’t cause measureable harm. On the other hand, pre (full details)

Everyone, including the president, is allowed to express their opinion. No one, including the police, can be indemnified against critical opinions. Oh, and I don’t think people have to apologize for their opinions, particularly if those opinions don’t cause measureable harm. On the other hand, presidential opinions that result in the death of thousands of our soldiers and tens of thousands of civilians, are opinions that I think cross the line. #Criminals

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Coal is not an acceptable fuel for energy production. It is extremely damaging to our environment and any more delay in transitioning away from it is not acceptable. The argument that it is cost effective is false, not taking into account the real costs of poison being queued up in holding ponds, ou (full details)

Coal is not an acceptable fuel for energy production. It is extremely damaging to our environment and any more delay in transitioning away from it is not acceptable. The argument that it is cost effective is false, not taking into account the real costs of poison being queued up in holding ponds, our water table and the atmosphere that protects our planet. Stop burning coal, is not just a slogan, it is an imperative. Since we need an interim fuel until green sources come on line, we should convert coal fired plants to natural gas. The cost of conversion has the benefit of adding sorely needed jobs to a slumbering economy, while environmental benefits start accumulating as fast as coal plants are converted. There is no logical reason to continue burning coal and it is certainly not in the public interest to pretend there are valid economic advantages. We need Jobs and clean air and the time to start is now.

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Cheney, the former VP is and has been out of bounds for a long time. He is delusional in his perspectives about the way things are and even more so about what happened in the past. So, when he says that we are not as safe as we were before, he is either lying intentionally or in some Strangelove fan (full details)

Cheney, the former VP is and has been out of bounds for a long time. He is delusional in his perspectives about the way things are and even more so about what happened in the past. So, when he says that we are not as safe as we were before, he is either lying intentionally or in some Strangelove fantasy world that only has relevance to him. He should be criticized by all reasonable people and media broadcasters for spouting these incredible, implausible opinions.

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Saying it is ok to drive on any side of the street you like doesn’t work. We need government to avoid self destruction. The idea that government is the problem is being exploited for political advantage, for and by politicians who lack moral character. However inappropriate and illogical the tac (full details)

Saying it is ok to drive on any side of the street you like doesn’t work. We need government to avoid self destruction. The idea that government is the problem is being exploited for political advantage, for and by politicians who lack moral character. However inappropriate and illogical the tactic might be, it is effective. It wakes up the aimless, disenchanted and confused and puts them into an agitated, ready for action state of mind. Just point them in any direction and turn them loose. They will do something disruptive. This tactic is sinister, intentional and unacceptable. It is a threat to our stability and security as a nation and a people. We are a socio-economic federal republic complex. We are held together by common purpose, spirit, desire and law. We use government to keep us on track. We are in this together. We are the government. We are not the enemy. We are the people.

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We have a lot to be thankful in the USA. There are reports about famine in Somalia with graphic stories of people picking through animal feces to collect undigested kernels of corn. I’m pulled apart by these heart wrenching conditions. It also occurs to me that travelers are well advised to take (full details)

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The whole world is watching us in disbelief. Our irrational behavior, only exceeded by the disingenuous demagoguery used to justify it, is past the point of reasonable patience. The arbitrary, fabricated arguments that make headlines and occupy precious time we allotted to forging solutions for ou (full details)

The whole world is watching us in disbelief. Our irrational behavior, only exceeded by the disingenuous demagoguery used to justify it, is past the point of reasonable patience. The arbitrary, fabricated arguments that make headlines and occupy precious time we allotted to forging solutions for our serious social and financial problems are the tar baby we must extricate ourselves from to take a turn that makes sense. We are our own worst enemy & it isn’t easy abandoning old, extreme positions. We are in a world where media focus is continuously on controversy, chaos & campaigning instead of solutions, rational behavior & governance. It’s time to stop the death spiral and do the right thing.

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The last 4 decades have seen a wholesale perversion of the public trust. It has been and is being orchestrated by business and political interests, who are primarily concerned with amassing money and power. We live at a time of confining social structures, high density population and material exce (full details)

The last 4 decades have seen a wholesale perversion of the public trust. It has been and is being orchestrated by business and political interests, who are primarily concerned with amassing money and power. We live at a time of confining social structures, high density population and material excess. We live, right or wrongly, at a time of over stressed critical services and evaporating essential life resources. In order to survive, in an increasingly hostile world, we need to stop the hyperbole and start designing our future. We have been making incredibly faulty decisions for long enough and need to get effective right away.

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Access to higher education for Americans has become more difficult financially and in many cases, impossible. At a time when we are rebuilding our economy, with an eye to the future, we need more trained people, with fresh enthusiasm and new ideas, entering the workforce. Fortunately, the Health C (full details)

Access to higher education for Americans has become more difficult financially and in many cases, impossible. At a time when we are rebuilding our economy, with an eye to the future, we need more trained people, with fresh enthusiasm and new ideas, entering the workforce. Fortunately, the Health Care and Education Act provides funding for an additional 5 million students through the revised and reformed Pell Grant program. Directly funding student loans saves the program more than $68,000,000,000 over the next 10 years and allows graduating students flexible, affordable options for repayment and credit for work performed in underserved communities. At a time when available funds to invest are at historically low levels and the need for a creative, well trained workforce is essential to our economic future, the timing for this important funding bill couldn’t be better.

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The rule of cumulative reluctance: If I have a reasonable position on a single issue, and there is reasonable support- say 60%. I can expect that legislation reflecting that position would advance through congress as expeditiously as possible. If, on the other hand, I have 5 bundled issues I’ve (full details)

The rule of cumulative reluctance: If I have a reasonable position on a single issue, and there is reasonable support- say 60%. I can expect that legislation reflecting that position would advance through congress as expeditiously as possible. If, on the other hand, I have 5 bundled issues I’ve been careful to take reasonable positions on, each with 60% support, the cumulative effect could be that 65% disagree with all positions, evaluated together.

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Buried in over amped stories of fear and loathing, the incessant pandering by media outlets, hungry for profits from advertising dollars, stoke irrational fears and prejudices of disillusioned, forsaken people who feel left behind and obsolete by a world they no longer understand.

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Married, 2 children, retired, enjoying unstructured time: "And then he drank a dew From a convenient grass, And then hopped sidewise to the wall To let a beetle pass." ~ Emily Dickinson
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