Posts Tagged: politics

Mississippi politicians

via Mississippi anti-gay segregation: Discrimination bill got unanimous bipartisan support.. Either legislators were shockingly negligent in the performance of their basic duty—reading the bills they vote on—or they were cruel enough to vote for a terrible bill and now too cowardly to stand by it. Either option is giving congresscritters in this state too much… Read more »

Do coke? You’re a little nazi sympathizer

But you can eat sustainably every day of your life and give to charity every year, and it all gets wiped out with one line of coke. Who cares if you were a nice guy if in your spare time you burned witches? via Cocaine trafficking horrors: Users are complicit in the atrocities of the… Read more »

“Children Are Dying”

PN is now considered one of the most important accomplishments in modern medicine—which makes it all the more distressing that unnecessary shortages are reducing its efficacy. “It breaks my heart,” says Dudrick, now a professor emeritus at Yale. “This is because big pharma isn’t making enough money on these components. It’s tragic. I just don’t… Read more »

BAN THOSE SCARY CHEMICALS

Why I’m voting for fluoridation in Portland today. |. As incredible as it might sound for most people outside of the US, there is a sizeable contingent of people in this country who believe this sort of thing is bad for one’s health.

This sounds strangely familiar, 45 years later.

Declassified LBJ Tapes Accuse Richard Nixon of Treason – Slashdot. The political dreams of one man were more important than fucking over two countries, killing a few hundred thousand people, destabilizing the power balance between world powers and bringing the planet to the edge of nuclear Armageddon. The whole thing was repeated with Iraq, and… Read more »

Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt. Inside of you.

I am an illegal immigrant with an expired visa that has been living in the US for the last 6 years. I own a small business and employ 2 American workers. I pay all the required Taxes. I cannot drive my own vehicle and I am constantly weary of deportation. Ask me anything. : IAmA.

Hospitals giveth, Hospitals taketh.

According to Alan A., the nurse generally handles three or four patients at a time. That would mean Sloan-Kettering is billing more than $1,200 an hour for that nurse. When I asked Paul Nelson, Sloan-Kettering’s director of financial planning, about the $414-per-hour charge, he explained that 15% of these charges is meant to cover overhead… Read more »

Wait, what?

Reached through sober analysis, Stern’s conclusion that “John F. Kennedy and his administration, without question, bore a substantial share of the responsibility for the onset of the Cuban missile crisis” would have shocked the American people in 1962, for the simple reason that Kennedy’s administration had misled them about the military imbalance between the superpowers… Read more »

He voted his own party out of office

Pero la venganza de Felipe Calderón fue descomunal. Cerró todas las vías legales e ilegales posibles para que llegara financiamiento a la señora Vázquez Mota —precipitando su derrota—, a la que también mandó al hospital. La fea enfermedad del poder que, según acapulqueños, ya también coquetea al presidente Peña Nieto. Al tiempo. El Universal –… Read more »

Of immigration and race

In a way, this reminds me of the immigration situation in America with Mexicans marching, protesting America’s immigration laws. But what they don’t want to ever talk about is Mexico’s immigration laws and how they treat their illegal immigrants. In Mexico, being an illegal is a felony and hiring an illegal is a felony. Also,… Read more »

I wouldn’t still be able to vote… yet.

Most people associate such exhaustive money-laundering with drug cartels. But it’s now standard practice at firms like Eli Lilly, Google, Microsoft, Pfizer, and Facebook. The only difference is that when drug dealers do it, the government shows up with Kevlar and automatic weapons instead of a refund check. via The 10 Most Corrupt Tax Loopholes… Read more »

“All I Need Is a Real Job”

"Everyone Only Wants Temps" | Mother Jones. The future of all workers in the United States is exceedingly dim. Either you become a contractor or a temp, no matter what the job might be. This is something most immigrants realize soon after getting here, no matter where they’re from. For them, the American Dream turns… Read more »

You know you’ve made it when…

Gay? Murderer? The Telenovela Life of Mexican President-Elect Enrique Peña Nieto. If Peña Nieto’s past is any indication of what the next six years of his presidency will be like, we better start popping the popcorn now. And maybe take a second look at our romantic Mexico weekend getaway plans. Surely there’s a safer place… Read more »

Strains adapt, and seek to spread

Southern values revived – How a brutal strain of conservative American aristocrats have come to rule America. Substitute “South” with “Peninsular” and “Yankee” with “Criollo”, and you get the battle — which has raged since the Mexican War for Independence — for the soul of Mexico in terms any American can understand.

La política en México está limpia. Sí, de tanto que los altos funcionarios se lavan las manos. — Tely Tely Tely (@t3ly) June 13, 2012

Immovable object, meet unstoppable force

Illegal File-Sharing Chips Away At North Korean Propaganda | TorrentFreak. I’d like to see the equivalent of RIAA and the MPAA in South Korea go after North Korea for the widespread piracy of music, movies and TV shows. Better yet, let’s have the the UN or the WTO enforce copyright and patent law. That’s all… Read more »

Por qué nuestros candidatos a la presidencia son tan retrógradas con respecto a los derechos reproductivos? : mexico

Really long thread over at Reddit Mexico.

This goes for Mexico too! Companies keep sticking to making you work for six days, then one day off. Simly put, it’s fucking stupid.

Bring back the 40-hour work week – AlterNet – Salon.com

We managed to get a dose of medicine for this bout of sickness. But we need a cure. Reforming political campaign finance methods is this cure.

The next SOPA