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The Bush Legacy

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over 6 years ago

I would like to ask people to submit ONE - The Best Thing and ONE - The Worst Thing about the Bus/Cheney Administration. The Best Thing - The Global attack on HIV/AID, not withstanding the prohibition of promoting condom use. The Worst Thing - The unconstitutional unitary executive branch power. ...

PARETO WAS RIGHT?

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over 6 years ago

Vilfredo Pareto postulated that the 20 % of a population drive the economy because they control 80 % of the wealth.  They are the "vital few".  Thus, 80 % of the population only controls 20% of the wealth and how this "trivial many" decides spend their money is of no consequence.  Today in the ...

Pro life at Conception? Deal with ALL the remifications

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over 6 years ago

John McCain was born in Panama.  Is he a natural born US citizen able to be president?  Aside from the silly reality that he was born of US citizens, whose father was a US Navy admiral, stationed on a US Navy base; there is actually talk of passing legislation to close that loophole. WHY? John ...

Senator, why don't you actually DO something

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Senator, you are one of the most powerful people in the world.  Who don't you and the rest of the senate use that power to actually solve something?  Levy the tax to actually buy alternate energy generators.  Mandate the Army Corps of Engineers to erect alternate energy generators around the ...

Re: Re: What is America's role in the Middle East?

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over 6 years ago

I think The United States' role in the middle east is to support Israel, secure oil REVENUES for international corporations and to provide mercenary defense to very wealthy sheikdoms. What we should be doing is Encouraging Israel to go out into the world and start fighting against genocide ...