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Climate Change: This Economist article might help you keep up.

Lot of info about what's been done, and how it all worked out.

http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21618680-our-guide-actions-have-done-most-slow-global-warming-deepest-cuts?zid=313&ah=fe2aac0b11adef572d67aed9273b6e55

Who's going to New York City for the Climate Change March?

http://act.350.org/signup/readytomarch

http://peoplesclimate.org/march/

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/08/activists-promise-biggest-climate-march-in-history

Oh my Goodness! Sales down because of cut in SNAP.

Across the board, not just at Walmart.

Walmart is hardly the only retailer to be effected by a reduction in SNAP benefits, or to say so in financial documents. The dollar store segment is also vulnerable. Roughly $4 billion in SNAP benefits were vaporized, money that was once spent at U.S. stores, not just at Walmart. This was bad news for shoppers and retailers, across multiple channels.

As one grocery executive said in an online retail forum regarding the issue, “This cut hurts all of our sales, not just Walmart, let me make that clear. The struggle is universal for retailers, and sales are down around 8-10% since the first of the year.”


http://www.forbes.com/sites/lauraheller/2014/03/28/walmart-just-revealed-how-poor-u-s-shoppers-are/?partner=yahootix

Scott Brown, the carpet bagger, can't find his place.

http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/sorry-scott-brown-new-hampshire-seems-happy-with-its-senator/

Could be the pick-up truck driving, good old boy image that worked once in Massachusetts isn't doing anything for him where they actually drive the things.

Your opinion of the condition of the economy is probably influenced by your employment status.

So I do a little construction work and requests for my services have been way off during the last 5 years...though generally there seems to be a certain amount of work around. There always is, small jobs, nothing like before the 2008 crash however.

I ran into another carpenter, under the gun to finish a remodeling job and he was all smiles reporting his good job and saying there was plenty to do. I asked if had a job lined up after that and all I got was hedging.

How's your news?

Crimea: Is this question too obvious?

How do the Russians expect to get to and from the Crimea? Will the Ukrainians be checking passports, or does the taking of the Crimea include a free pass over the Ukraine to their navy yard etc. in the Crimea?

Just wondering how that all plays out.

What are the gun nuts waiting for?

Here's a quote from the gun lobby:

In the name of safety, President Obama has issued over two dozen executive orders preventing Americans from accessing the right that protects all others: the right of citizens to keep and bear arms.

When will the gun owners start protecting our rights? The NSA and CIA are ignoring the fourth amendment. We know where they are. What's the hold up?

Just asking.

A moment of silence for the GOP.

Here's a chance to not say anything about the GOP's big issues:

Have you noticed the lull?

Obamacare.

IRS.

Benghazi.

The National Debt ceiling.

They're down to Gay bashing and abortions.


RIP GOP.

You'll enjoy this article by former Reader's Digest Editor about Osama Bin Laden.

She calculates Osama cost the US a trillion plus. Doesn't start to measure Bush's boys' killing of hundred's of thousands of Iraqis.

You will especially enjoy the comments. She must really wonder why she even exists.

Don't ask How I ever found this article or why I read it.

Enjoy

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2011/05/02/Bin-Laden-Cost-US-Trillions-Affecting-Deficit

Email from Tea Party side of the family:

Irony 1 - "We are told to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics."

BUT on the other hand, "We are also encouraged TO judge ALL Gun Owners by the actions of a few lunatics." ... Now, just HOW is that supposed to work.....??????





Irony 2 - The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing this year the greatest amount of free Meals and Food Stamps ever, to 47 million people as of the most recent figures available in 2013.

Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us "Please Do Not Feed the Animals." Their stated reason for the policy is because "The animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves."

Thus Ends Today's Lesson On Irony!!!!!

















We need more idiots writing for the progressive side, people who can simplify things into a Reagan like Reader's Digest toss-off line. Anyone want to try.

Meanwhile, I'll be in the bathroom throwing up.
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