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December 18, 2012 10:44 am
Holy crap - that’s over $1000 PER DAY!  WTF?
And did you know that Congress people get to DECIDE THEIR OWN PAY RAISES, TOO?
This is BULLSHIT.
I thought THEY worked for US!
I wonder who would run for office if the job only paid MINIMUM WAGE!

Holy crap - that’s over $1000 PER DAY!  WTF?

And did you know that Congress people get to DECIDE THEIR OWN PAY RAISES, TOO?

This is BULLSHIT.

I thought THEY worked for US!

I wonder who would run for office if the job only paid MINIMUM WAGE!

April 17, 2012 10:51 am

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/21275026253/i-think-it-expresses-the-frustrations-that-the">“I think it expresses the frustrations that the American people feel.

That we had the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression, huge collateral damage all throughout the country, all across Main Street, and yet you’re still seeing some of the same folks who acted irresponsibly trying to fight efforts to crack down on abusive practices that got us into this problem in the first place.”

~ President Obama

April 16, 2012 3:41 pm
South American Summit: Obama says "No" to Legalizing Drugs

via digg.com

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and others want to talk about what they call the failed war on drugs, as President Obama tries to focus on economic ties.

CARTAGENA, Colombia April 14, 2012 — President Obama sought Saturday to emphasize the robust economic relationship between the United States and Latin America, and he flatly ruled out legalizing drugs as a way to combat the illegal trafficking that has ravaged the region.

Facing calls at a regional summit to consider decriminalization, Obama said he is open to a debate about drug policy, but he believes that legalization could lead to greater problems in countries hardest hit by drug-fueled violence.

“Legalization is not the answer,” Obama told other hemispheric leaders at the two-day Summit of the Americas.

“The capacity of a large-scale drug trade to dominate certain countries if they were allowed to operate legally without any constraint could be just as corrupting, if not more corrupting, than the status quo,” he said.

Obama told Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, host of the summit, that he is willing to discuss whether American drug laws are “doing more harm than good in certain places.”

March 28, 2012 12:24 pm
New Australian Laws Specifically Target Wikileaks

As Julian Assange tilts at the Senate, new laws have been passed that will make it harder for organisations like Wikileaks to operate legally - and there are more to come, writes Matthew da Silva

The Labor Government is tightening up Australian law in areas that will have a direct impact on organisations such as WikiLeaks. Only the Greens are challenging the new bills in parliament, and they are receiving scant media attention.

There’s a new extradition law that will make it easier for foreign governments to request extradition of Australians and a new spying law that broadens ASIO’s reach, which has been dubbed the WikiLeaks Amendment.

And finally there’s a bill that will make it easier to retain digital data for Australians, and easier also to pass that information to overseas law enforcement agencies. Senator Scott Ludlam, the Greens’ spokesperson for communications, told New Matilda that the Attorney-General wants all digital records for all people for all time to be trapped and recorded so that intelligence agencies, law enforcement agencies, and welfare agencies can mine the data.

READ ENTIRE ARTICLE…

February 17, 2012 10:50 pm

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/17811410570/i-dont-get-it">I don’t get it.

The Underwear Bomber got Life with no possibility of parole for just INTENDING to kill people, without ever succeeding.

How then, do Dick Cheney and GW Bush get to walk free?

January 21, 2012 3:01 pm
This is insanity, and what’s really frustrating is that the lawmakers that can change the laws can be bought for a song…sometimes as little as a donation of $1000 can buy a lawmaker’s vote…that’s madness - ANOTHER THING WE MUST CHANGE…

This is insanity, and what’s really frustrating is that the lawmakers that can change the laws can be bought for a song…sometimes as little as a donation of $1000 can buy a lawmaker’s vote…that’s madness - ANOTHER THING WE MUST CHANGE…

October 9, 2011 8:50 pm February 7, 2011 10:16 pm
I’m always amazed at how little it costs to buy a Congress person.

I’m always amazed at how little it costs to buy a Congress person.

January 30, 2011 6:10 pm
"But our government, they’re on it. They say that this turmoil [in Egypt] is a real opportunity for democracy to take hold, and also in the coming weeks, a great bullshit reason to raise gas prices."

Bill Maher
January 25, 2011 10:27 am December 16, 2010 11:08 am

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/2338650221/its-hard-to-change-government">It’s hard to change government…

We vote for candidates who promise to change the system, and instead, they just join the system. ~ Unknown

December 11, 2010 2:08 pm
Q: “What if the bank runs out of money?” 

A: “Some players think the bank is bankrupt if it runs out of money. The bank never goes bankrupt. To continue playing, use slips of paper to keep track of each player’s banking transactions- until the bank has enough paper money to operate again. The banker may also issue “new” money on slips of ordinary paper.” 
from MONOPOLY RULES: FAQ #11
 ~ via Angie Aker

Q: “What if the bank runs out of money?” 

A: “Some players think the bank is bankrupt if it runs out of money. The bank never goes bankrupt. To continue playing, use slips of paper to keep track of each player’s banking transactions- until the bank has enough paper money to operate again. The banker may also issue “new” money on slips of ordinary paper.” 

from MONOPOLY RULES: FAQ #11

 ~ via Angie Aker

December 9, 2010 6:23 pm
"This is going to go Viral. Many people will come forward to stand as sureties for Mr. Assange. Many people believe Mr. Assange to be innocent, myself included.  And many believe believe that this prosecution is politically motivated. Wikileaks will continue, Wikileaks is many thousands of journalists reporting news around the world." ~ Mark Stephens, Assange’s lawyer

"This is going to go Viral. Many people will come forward to stand as sureties for Mr. Assange. Many people believe Mr. Assange to be innocent, myself included.  And many believe believe that this prosecution is politically motivated. Wikileaks will continue, Wikileaks is many thousands of journalists reporting news around the world." ~ Mark Stephens, Assange’s lawyer

6:02 pm November 13, 2010 2:24 pm