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Mitt Antoinette- "let them eat Shit'






Columbus Daily Tribune
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Wed Sep 19, 2012, 12:57 PM (4 replies)

Everyone gets everything they deserve

Romney says “I have inherited nothing. Everything I earned I earned the old fashioned way.”

This, I think, reveals much more about the delusional mind of Mitt Romney than anything else he said. It is one thing to be so out of touch with the lives of most Americans that you think 47% of them are lazy good-for-nothings. It is quite another to be so out of touch with your own life that you think you all the money you made was totally independent. Not just independent of the government either, but independent even of your own extraordinarily privileged upbringing.

As should be commonly known now, Romney is the son of a millionaire auto executive who was also governor of Michigan. His wife admitted that Mitt and she paid their way through college by selling off some of Mitt’s stock holdings. Mitt attended a private high school, the best universities, and received all the boosts that come along with being born into a very well-connected, very high-income white family. To suggest that has nothing to do with where he wound up in life — which is what he is getting at in this part of his speech — is on its face ridiculous.

It does however give a window into reality as Republicans and the super-rich see it. They are blinded by the massive advantages many of them had, which helped them get where they are. They just flatly reject the picture that factors outside of one’s control — for example who one’s parents are — have a huge amount to do with individual success. They truly do believe, even in the most extreme circumstances like Romney, that their own individual merit accounts for everything they ever got (so long of course as they forego their inheritance).

The obvious influence of unfair factors and luck are totally erased from this delusional world. Everyone gets everything they deserve. If you are rich, it’s because your awesome. If you are poor, it’s because you suck. And nothing should disturb that balance. Romney’s comments about the 47% are clearly disconnected from the lived reality of most Americans, but it’s a reality he has never experienced. More troubling to me is his disconnect from his own lived reality, on top of which he has built a fantastical story of purely independent, bootstrapping wealth accumulation.


http://mattbruenig.com/2012/09/18/the-hidden-gem-in-romneys-disaster-speech/


The divine right of kings

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Wed Sep 19, 2012, 06:01 AM (43 replies)

Just a reminder that 400 Americans

Just a reminder that 400 Americans have more wealth that the bottom 50% of the country and In 2011, 7000 millionaires paid no income tax. its still about the one percent.
and that' was Romney's crowd

http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/numbers/displayatab.cfm?DocID=3056
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Tue Sep 18, 2012, 03:59 PM (0 replies)

Antarctic krill population has declined by 80%

The Antarctic krill population has declined by 80% since the 1970s, and without them the entire ecosystem of the Southern Ocean will collapse.




Antarctic krill feed on algae and phytoplankton that are suspended in the water column. They are preyed upon by nearly every Antarctic predator that exists. And if a predator doesn't eat krill, it feeds on the ones that do. A penguin's diet consists of nearly 100 percent krill. Blue whales rely on krill for almost all of their dietary requirement. During the summer months, an adult blue whale eats up to 40 million krill in a single day to fulfill its 1.5 million kilocalorie nutritional needs. Antarctic krill is the keystone species in the Southern Ocean, and without it, the ecosystem would collapse.

Antarctic krill use intensive searching and rapid feeding techniques to take advantage of high plankton concentrations. Krill form dense schools that move horizontally in the water column when feeding. Krill spend their days avoiding predators in the cold depths of the Southern Ocean. At night, they drift up toward the surface to search for phytoplankton


Recent studies show Antarctic krill stocks have dropped by as much as 80 percent since the 1970s. Scientists attribute this decline in part to ice cover loss caused by global warming. This ice loss removes ice algae from the Southern Ocean which is a primary source of food for krill. NASA satellite data reveals that there has been continuous ice loss from Antarctica since 2002—more than 100 cubic kilometers of ice per year.






http://weeklysciencequiz.blogspot.dk/2012/09/the-keystone-species-of-southern-ocean.html
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Tue Sep 18, 2012, 11:56 AM (18 replies)

How the Romney Campaign Scrambled to Respond to Secret Video

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Around 4 p.m. Monday here, an aide to Mitt Romney showed him a grainy video that had been circulating online all afternoon.

It was not pleasant viewing.

On a day freighted with symbolism and expectancy, the 50th until the election, Mr. Romney quietly watched himself deliver words at a fund-raiser — about the “47 percent,” “victims” and “dependents” — that would cast a new cloud over his campaign.

Mr. Romney and his advisers quickly grasped the severity of the footage, shot surreptitiously in Florida a few months ago and suddenly dominating the cable news airwaves and political blogs.

A decision was made: Mr. Romney must go in front of cameras that night to explain himself, lest questions about the video linger and overshadow two full days of his campaign at a crucial stage in the general election.

But there was little time. It was already 7 p.m. on the East Coast, after the evening newscasts, and Mr. Romney was scheduled to attend a major fund-raiser in Costa Mesa in a few hours........


SNIP


http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/18/how-the-romney-campaign-scrambled-to-respond-to-secret-video/
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:10 AM (3 replies)

Toon: Your country on..........

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Tue Sep 18, 2012, 06:29 AM (3 replies)

Hey Mitt... you just built this

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Tue Sep 18, 2012, 05:51 AM (20 replies)

Prehistoric Animated Cave Drawings Discovered In France

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News out of France concerning Prehistoric cave drawings that were animated by torch-light is taking the art history world by storm, and has overwhelmed this artist to the point of awe.

The cave drawings were found by archaeologist Marc Azema and French artist Florent Rivere, who suggest that Paleolithic artists who lived as long as 30,000 years ago used animation effects on cave walls, which explains the multiple heads and limbs on animals in the drawings. The images look superimposed until flickering torch-light is passed over them, giving them movement and creating a brief animation.

“Lascaux is the cave with the greatest number of cases of split-action movement by superimposition of successive images. Some 20 animals, principally horses, have the head, legs or tail multiplied,” Azéma said.
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Tue Sep 18, 2012, 03:45 AM (10 replies)

Must see video:Prehistoric Animated Cave Drawings Discovered In France

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News out of France concerning Prehistoric cave drawings that were animated by torch-light is taking the art history world by storm, and has overwhelmed this artist to the point of awe.

The cave drawings were found by archaeologist Marc Azema and French artist Florent Rivere, who suggest that Paleolithic artists who lived as long as 30,000 years ago used animation effects on cave walls, which explains the multiple heads and limbs on animals in the drawings. The images look superimposed until flickering torch-light is passed over them, giving them movement and creating a brief animation.

“Lascaux is the cave with the greatest number of cases of split-action movement by superimposition of successive images. Some 20 animals, principally horses, have the head, legs or tail multiplied,” Azéma said.


http://www.webpronews.com/prehistoric-animated-cave-drawings-discovered-in-france-2012-06

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Tue Sep 18, 2012, 03:35 AM (2 replies)

Russia reveals shiny state secret: It's awash in extraterrestrial diamonds

Russia has just declassified news that will shake world gem markets to their core: the discovery of a vast new diamond field containing "trillions of carats," enough to supply global markets for another 3,000 years.

The Soviets discovered the bonanza back in the 1970s beneath a 35-million-year-old, 62-mile diameter asteroid crater in eastern Siberia known as Popigai Astroblem.

They decided to keep it secret, and not to exploit it, apparently because the USSR's huge diamond operations at Mirny, in Yakutia, were already producing immense profits in what was then a tightly controlled world market.



The veil of secrecy was finally lifted over the weekend, and Moscow permitted scientists from the nearby Novosibirsk Institute of Geology and Mineralogy to talk about it with Russian

The type of stones at Popigai are known as "impact diamonds," which theoretically result when something like a meteor plows into a graphite deposit at high velocity. The Russians say most such diamonds found in the past have been "space diamonds" of extraterrestrial origin found in meteor craters.

They claim the Popigai site is unique in the world, thus making Russia the monopoly proprietor of a resource that's likely to become increasingly important in high-precision scientific and industrial processes.

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2012/0917/Russia-reveals-shiny-state-secret-It-s-awash-in-diamonds
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Tue Sep 18, 2012, 03:28 AM (0 replies)
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