1. Timothy Egan has a new angle on who to appeal to and who just might move the argument to prove that climate changes are really the result of human activity - the farmer:1. Timothy Egan has a new angle on who to appeal to and who just might move the argument to prove that climate changes are really the result of human activity - the farmer:
2. Rachel Maddow, from her 7 March program, has a great 8 minute piece on the similarity of two "hear shields" on two similar unpopular items (smoking and guns). The smoking item concerns a faux PR campaign known as the National Alliance for Smokers, which was solely supported and constituted to counter any and all opposition to regulating and exposing smoking ills. The other is today's gun control activities which seek to regulate many of the insidious aspects of weapons, and the heat shield is the NRA taking all the heat which should be borne by the companies that manufacture and sell guns for profit. The companies really want all the attention taken off of them, so they all fund and support the NRA to hide them from public attention, and deflect the wrath of the public. Of course the companies don't really feel that they have much to worry about since they funded and paid for enough in Congress to pass a law that exempts them from any liability and suits for what their products do to victims by people who buy their guns. So....:???
3. Paul Krugman on what to read from the market's performance and all of the screwy doom and gloom from those who predicted the Obama's move to insure the uninsured was going to send us to hell. Things are far from perfect, but perhaps we should ignore the nay-sayers, and get off this spendthrift sequester, and loosen up and spend some money so that those at the bottom of the pile and the middle class can benefit from all the stuff that the top has, and which is not trickling down:
4. Albany News has provided this piece. It concerns the dysfunctional and disconnected concept that the ruling body of our elected political leaders have of the very people that they are in office to represent:
"I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes, I had one thousand and sixty."
-- Imelda Marcos
-- Imelda Marcos