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  • Reply to: ALEC Wants to Educate High Schoolers on Balanced Budgets and Austerity   1 hour 51 min ago

    Federal debt is over 18 trillion dollars. Is it fair to leave a bankrupt country to young Americans? Is it smart to run up enormous debts? Who will be hurt the most in a federal default, the poor and those dependent on government? Do we want to end up like debt-ridden Greece with 25% unemployment?

  • Reply to: The Silencing of Hector Valenzuela   1 day 14 hours ago

    They are intentionally ignorant and cannot in generally be educated. They are generally the kind of people who "do what needs to be done" for the interests of the wealth.

  • Reply to: The Silencing of Hector Valenzuela   2 days 8 hours ago

    There is a place in this world for GMO foods. It is not the place that greedy and uncaring corporations would have it be though. Genetic modification for the sole purpose of profit is unacceptable. Any artificial genetic manipulation should be for a specific need, well researched, and well tested. The testing should be conducted with the entire environment in mind as well. We only have one world and we shouldn't be polluting it in any way. That includes genetic pollution.
    What I find frightening is the "shotgun approach" to the creation of genetically manipulated organisms. Create enough of them and one will certainly be profitable. But what are we creating in addition to that single desirable one?

  • Reply to: Documents from Open Records Lawsuit Further Undermine Claims that ALEC Is Legislator-Driven   3 days 3 hours ago

  • Reply to: So a Lobbyist and an ALEC Legislator Walk into a Bar...Caught on Tape by NBC   3 days 22 hours ago

    I have known about this stuff for a while simply because I read alt media regularly. It still takes my breath away. This is fascism folks. (The political class gets together with the business class and decides how to run the show, in the interests of the rich and powerful corporations, while cutting out the people and telling them that as long as they have elections, then they have democracy.) This is mafia capitalism, aka neoliberal capitalism, at work. It's not what you know and do - merit - but who you know and what you do for them. And that means that you want to know those who you think have power and can protect and/or prosper you. While I do appreciate NBC's attention to this story, it's amusing to hear one of it's reporters tell the viewing public that if it weren't for them (NBC), then the viewers wouldn't know this stuff. Uh, No.

    Thank you Center For Media And Democracy/ PR Watch, again.