Wednesday, November 9, 2011

First Ever 'Rantings' News Blast!

            Here is the first ever ‘Rantings’ News Blast. In full disclosure the hope is to have the News Blast be a triweekly thing. The Mid-Weeker consisting of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday news, The End of the Weeker consisting of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and of course, the Weekender consisting of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All will come out on the last day of their trio of days. I hope you enjoy!

  1. As World Population Reaches 7 Billion, What Will Save Us From Ourselves? |  | AlterNet

In fact, it's somewhere between unlikely and impossible that children born into the contemporary slums of Islamabad or Haiti, or even Baltimore or East Los Angeles, will grow up to change the world or solve our problems.”

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  1. The Economic Future Looks Dark as the Faux Economic Recovery is Primarily Low-Paying Jobs |  | AlterNet

“In fact, median household income, adjusted for inflation, has fallen faster since the recession ended than during the recession itself.”

            Read the rest here

  1. Why David Brooks Is Totally Wrong About Income Inequality and the 99% |  | AlterNet

After I read the article, in which Brooks claims that the focus on “blue state” inequality between the super-elite and the rest has crowded out discussion of “red state” inequality between people who have and haven’t graduated from college, my heart sank a little more.”

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  1. Washington vs the Rest of America: When Will Politicians Realize the 99% Demand a Just System, Not Cynical Tinkering at the Edges? |  | AlterNet

“The biggest question among activists now occupying Wall Street and dozens of other cities is how to strike back against the nation’s almost unprecedented concentration of income, wealth, and political power in the top 1 percent.”

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  1. Populist Presidents - Salena Zito - Townhall Conservative

“Americans have long embraced populist movements emphasizing the disconnect between elites and Main Street. Sometimes these movements lead to the White House; more often, they do not.”

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  1. Election Night 2011: A Mixed Bag for Conservatives - Guy Benson

Read the whole analysis here

  1. Official: Total Unemployed at 16.2 Percent - Mike Shedlock - Townhall Finance

“Early last year, 75 percent were receiving checks. The figure is now 48 percent -- a shift that points to a growing crisis of long-term unemployment. Nearly one-third of America's 14 million unemployed have had no job for a year or more.”

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  1. Too Big to Jail - Kathy Fettke - Townhall Finance

During Obama’s election campaign, he won hearts when he declared, ""We cannot only have a plan for Wall Street. We must also help Main Street."

Unfortunately three years later, Main Street Americans are still paying a heavy price for Wall Street's insatiable greed. Millions are still out of work, facing foreclosure, and/or have lost their hard-earned savings and retirement funds.”

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  1. GLEE's Gay Garden Goes Too Far - Kevin McCullough - Townhall Conservative

Homophobic radio host Kevin McCullough writes in a recent article that homosexuality is a choice and neglects to mention societal bigotry and bullying when lamenting the causes of suicide among gay males.

Read about it here

  1. Obama Tightens Screw on America's Coal Supply - Marita Noon - Townhall Finance

Weeks after the infamous BP oil spill in late-April 2010, the Minerals Management Service (MMS), the agency that managed leasing and regulation, was split up into three parts. Addressing the reorganization, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, said: “We will be able to strengthen oversight of the companies that develop our nation’s energy resources.”

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  1. House Has Passed 22 Bipartisan Jobs Bills, & Counting | Speaker of the House John Boehner |

“On ABC's This Week, Speaker Boehner highlighted the 22 bipartisan House-passed jobs bills that would remove government barriers to job growth (by stopping unnecessary regulations, preventing tax hikes on small businesses, and more) but remain stalled in the Democrat-controlled Senate. Instead of more of the same failed 'stimulus' spending, these bills - all part of the Republican Plan for America's Job Creators - free job creators from government obstacles that prevent them from hiring new workers.”

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  1. US Drones Killing Children in Pakistan: One Reporter's Story |  | AlterNet

“A week ago I joined a group of elders and dozens of other young men who had travelled from Waziristan, in northern Pakistan, to Islamabad to discuss the impact of US drone strikes in their communities.

Among the group was Tariq Aziz, a quiet 16-year-old, who had come after he received a phone call from a lawyer in Islamabad offering him an opportunity to learn basic photography to help document these strikes.”

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  1. GOP Loses to Unions in Ohio

After battling hard in Wisconsin, after electing a republican governor, John Kasich in 2010 and even after gaining the confused flip flopped support of Mitt Romney, the GOP still lost to Unions in Ohio.

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  1. Ohio Rejects Obamacare

The GOP is touting it as a victory against Obama in the swing state, despite their loss against unions in the state.

Read about it here

  1. Transgender Awareness Week

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  1. Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party: Bedfellows?  | openDemocracy

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