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The Synonymous Bill Maher

The Synonymous Bill Maher

What do you call a person who’s something that he says he’s not? Well, you wouldn’t be far from right if you said, ‘Bill Maher,’ because he’s made being what he says he’s not a fine art.

Private Education: Just Another Scam

Private Education: Just Another Scam

In the light of everything going on with the Wall Street protests, the economy, etc., there is another issue, admittedly smaller, that needs addressing. The American university system, despite the high quality of education you can achieve, is a scam.

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My Coming Out Stories

Everyone comes out in their own way. Sometimes by choice, sometimes by being dragged out.

America’s Secret Love Affair With ‘Socialism’

America’s Secret Love Affair With ‘Socialism’

Forget about Republican or Democratic ideologies and just look at the facts of where things stand in this country right now. The richest 0.1 % of Americans own more wealth than the lower 50% combined. The richest 5% has more wealth than the lower 90% combined. And 20% of Americans own over 85% of the country’s total wealth.

…And We Are Not Going to Take This Anymore!

…And We Are Not Going to Take This Anymore!

The talking heads on T.V. cannot seem to embrace the fact that this protest, the Occupying going on all around America, has no specific agenda. It appears that, somehow, they have missed the point.

Occupy Philadelphia: Day One Journal

Occupy Philadelphia: Day One Journal

We already have heard false statements by so called ‘experts’ about how this protest is leaderless, unorganized and nothing but a bunch of 20 something whites suburbanites who are spoiled and have nothing better to do. Sound familiar? It should if you are a baby boomer in the streets of the 1960’s and 1970’s fighting peacefully to end American racial inequality and an unjust war.

The 99% Movement Scaring the Elite

The 99% Movement Scaring the Elite

Since September 17th, thousands upon thousands of peaceful protesters have lined up on Wall Street to protest corporate greed, predatory banking practices, and a political structure that provides cover for white-collar criminals. The protesters have endured needless police brutality, thousands of senseless arrests, and being mocked in the corporate-owned mainstream news media.

Occupy Wall Street: A Suggested Manifesto

Occupy Wall Street: A Suggested Manifesto

The Occupy Wall Street Movement is an inevitable reaction of people in this country to the gross income disparity that currently exists as a result of our broken government and its corrupt relationship with corporate entities. While the movement is gaining tremendous support it still lacks the leadership and coherency to be effective. However, many of the most successful movements in this country started just this way. In fact, they pretty much all did.

Occupy Wall Street:  A Liberal’s Quagmire

Occupy Wall Street: A Liberal’s Quagmire

I don’t particularly care if the Occupy Wall Street protests spark a battle between the left and the right – we’re used to battles between the left and the right . . . except, this time, I’m not exactly sure how that battle will end. From what I’m seeing, and hearing, the movement’s singular lack of focus and leadership (though touted by the protesters as one of its charms) is likely to open a chasm into which Republicans can step and effectively apply their spin.

The Ground Zero Mosque Opens to Zero Interest

The Ground Zero Mosque Opens to Zero Interest

As the so-called ‘Ground Zero mosque,’ which is actually an Islamic cultural center, recently held its first activities on September 21st of 2011, it symbolizes everything that is right about America and everything that is wrong within America. Speaking as an American citizen, it is very satisfying to witness the wheels of American justice begrudgingly being forced to grind in the direction of the same equality that so many of us love to stand up for, place our right hands over our hearts for, sing along to, and make into our representation of freedom, courage and justice for all.

by Bryian Revoner· · Current Issues, News
Does Steve Jobs Get a Pass on Child Labor Now That He’s Dead?

Does Steve Jobs Get a Pass on Child Labor Now That He’s Dead?

Main stream media is intent on framing the death of Steve Jobs as the uber hero of modern computer technology. We (you) … ”are very sad at the profound loss of Steve Jobs” to our (your) psyche. Hop on our grieving gravy train and we can get through this together. Let the tears flow for the “hands on man at Apple who died too young, Steve Jobs.” Cut to commercial.

What do you mean I can't tell you how to live?

Ron Paul: Libertarian? Only When It’s Convenient

FREEDOM!!! Except when he’s pandering to the GOP base, then it’s BIG GOVERNMENT!!

The Good News and the Bad News for the Economy

The Good News and the Bad News for the Economy

First, the good news. The September jobs’ report wasn’t nearly as bleak as some were expecting. The private sector added 137,000 jobs, with the public sector losing 34,000. That’s a net gain of 103,000 jobs.

Sarah Palin: Busted

Sarah Palin: Busted

Sarah Palin is Busted…by Jon Stewart…big time!! He put the screws on Sistah Sarah and her best money making scheme yet; SarahPAC. Those who missed Jon’s show Thursday night, October 6th can see it below.

If only we could spay and neuter them...

You Might Be Living In A Plutocracy If:

Plutocracy: Of the rich, By the rich, For the rich.

Republicans:  Their ‘Elegant Disguise For Hatred Of The Human Race’

Republicans: Their ‘Elegant Disguise For Hatred Of The Human Race’

‘Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people’s happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race’ – Bertrand Russell

Occupy Wall Street, Occupy The Inevitable

Occupy Wall Street, Occupy The Inevitable

America is supposed to be the land of opportunity, and it is, but where the bulk of those opportunities go and who they have traditionally gone to in the past is not as much about the home of the free and the land of the brave as one might be inclined to patriotically believe.

The Threat of Terrorism vs the Threat to Democracy

The Threat of Terrorism vs the Threat to Democracy

The Obama Administration decided to pass up an opportunity to appeal the decision of the 11th Circuit court judges ruling the individual mandate as stated in the Affordable Health Care for America Act (Obamacare) as unconstitutional. Due to the fact that judges from the 6th Circuit court issued a separate ruling to uphold the bill as constitutional, the case will likely be subject to a Supreme Court hearing just months before the 2012 election.

Maybe It Was Us We Have Been Looking For

Maybe It Was Us We Have Been Looking For

That is what this protest is all about. It’s about the big banks taking taxpayer bailouts then refusing to give loans to individuals and small businesses. It’s about major corporations taking taxpayer bailouts then giving themselves big bonuses. It’s about the mortgage and foreclosure crises, companies who are laying off thousands of employees to keep their profit-margins up, gas prices, oil industry profits, income inequality, climate change and corporate outsourcing, tax-avoidance, loopholes and greed.

Is Another Depression Possible?: A Comparison of ‘The Great Depression’ and ‘The Great Recession’

Is Another Depression Possible?: A Comparison of ‘The Great Depression’ and ‘The Great Recession’

In 2007, the world became engulfed in the largest economic slump since the Great Depression. The crisis was so damaging it was coined ‘the Great Recession’ and there was much comparison of the recession to the Great Depression of the 1930s in the mainstream media. However, what many failed to do was an in-depth analysis of both the Great Depression and the Great Recession, to compare and contrast the two.