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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 08:53 AM
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59. That, and don't let the rich control absolutely everything.
Some people have been putting groceries and heat on their credit cards, having no other option than to go hungry or have their pipes freeze. What's happening is the perfect example of why we need regulated markets and why we need another New Deal.
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  -"...we ran out of wood and I burned my mother's dining room furniture. I have no oil for hot water." dajoki  Jul-19-08 03:29 PM   #0 
  - Recommended! n/t  Mojambo   Jul-19-08 03:32 PM   #1 
  - We are building schools in Iraq and have decreased funding for school here at home.  dkf   Jul-19-08 03:33 PM   #2 
  - That Deserves Its Own Thread (nt)  Dinger   Jul-20-08 10:40 AM   #68 
  - hmmm didn't Obama vote to fund  mina_seward   Jul-20-08 02:04 PM   #87 
  - sad times...  druidity33   Jul-19-08 03:39 PM   #3 
  - Its a blog...  dajoki   Jul-19-08 03:41 PM   #4 
  - that first story  galledgoblin   Jul-19-08 03:44 PM   #5 
  - Yes, and...  dajoki   Jul-19-08 03:52 PM   #6 
  - goddammit I'm 57 and am more worried than I've ever been  onethatcares   Jul-19-08 04:29 PM   #7 
  - I'm the same age and similar circumstance, and I am also  sammythecat   Jul-19-08 09:18 PM   #27 
     - "Mad Max territory", weird,  vickiss   Jul-20-08 12:46 AM   #46 
  - K & R ....  AzDar   Jul-19-08 04:57 PM   #8 
  - K&R  beam me up scottie   Jul-19-08 05:41 PM   #9 
  - We need a NEW New Deal.  alarimer   Jul-19-08 06:13 PM   #10 
  - The Labor Movement pushed many of the ideas that became programs under the New Deal.  Selatius   Jul-19-08 06:47 PM   #13 
  - I like the ring of "The Next Deal"  galledgoblin   Jul-19-08 08:57 PM   #23 
  - Yes, "The Next Deal"...  dajoki   Jul-23-08 10:29 AM   #106 
  - The industrialized countries where the "system" works are all nations that  truedelphi   Jul-20-08 10:58 AM   #69 
  - "...we are in the midst of revolutionary economic changes." We are in the midst of a revolution.  1Hippiechick   Jul-19-08 06:33 PM   #11 
  - Until we have new Haymarket riots...  fudge stripe cookays   Jul-19-08 09:47 PM   #33 
  - This country sucks for the working class. The corporate barons are having a ball, though.  Selatius   Jul-19-08 06:40 PM   #12 
  - The "American Dream"  madamesilverspurs   Jul-19-08 08:18 PM   #19 
  - Enthusiastic k&r -- a very compelling piece of writing. Taibbi nails it. (nt)  scarletwoman   Jul-19-08 06:53 PM   #14 
  - Sounds like more whining from people in a "mental recession".  roamer65   Jul-19-08 07:03 PM   #15 
  - LOL!  greyghost   Jul-19-08 07:42 PM   #17 
  - K&R n/t  bonito   Jul-19-08 07:19 PM   #16 
  - Middle amerika has its collective head stuck in  OwnedByFerrets   Jul-19-08 07:58 PM   #18 
  - I think middle America is awakening and they will vote heavily Democratic.  jwirr   Jul-20-08 11:42 AM   #72 
  - Maybe I don't have the proper appreciation for the gravity of the situation....  BlooInBloo   Jul-19-08 08:20 PM   #20 
  - How high would it have to be  flvegan   Jul-19-08 08:23 PM   #21 
  - ??? I just asked a simple factual question.  BlooInBloo   Jul-19-08 08:36 PM   #22 
  - I may reach  rucognizant   Jul-19-08 09:00 PM   #24 
  - OMG - we had a water heater go out on us last year - the damn thing....  BlooInBloo   Jul-19-08 09:09 PM   #25 
  - That must be one helluva fancy water heater.  TahitiNut   Jul-19-08 09:17 PM   #26 
  - We had some kind of outdated electrical hookup that was said to be unsafe....  BlooInBloo   Jul-19-08 09:28 PM   #29 
  - ...yet you were able to replace it.  susanna   Jul-19-08 10:32 PM   #36 
     - Apparently that part flew right past some self-absorbed heads  lastliberalintexas   Jul-21-08 10:56 PM   #104 
  - See post #71  Lorien   Jul-20-08 11:48 AM   #73 
  - I have no idea, but I do know that a lot of people in my community  cali   Jul-19-08 09:41 PM   #30 
  - Some people...  dajoki   Jul-19-08 10:25 PM   #35 
  - If I had a fireplace last year I would have  Marrah_G   Jul-20-08 08:44 AM   #55 
  - Pellet stove?  knitter4democracy   Jul-20-08 08:50 AM   #57 
     - The problem is coming up with the money for the pellet stove and installation.  Marrah_G   Jul-20-08 08:57 AM   #60 
        - Yeah, one of our mutual friends helped her install it.  knitter4democracy   Jul-20-08 09:25 AM   #61 
           - I agree with you  Marrah_G   Jul-20-08 09:31 AM   #62 
              - I hope so.  knitter4democracy   Jul-20-08 10:08 AM   #64 
                 - Start with just a few. You could spark an interest  Marrah_G   Jul-20-08 10:11 AM   #65 
  - That seemed a little extreme to me too-and toxic  Lorien   Jul-20-08 11:36 AM   #71 
  - Ink fumes...  Bluenorthwest   Jul-20-08 01:27 PM   #85 
     - What fumes? It's a wood stove. n/t  Lorien   Jul-20-08 04:00 PM   #92 
  - For alot, it is hopefully not that bad  Juche   Jul-20-08 12:18 PM   #79 
  - BlooinBloo, was the verbal eyeroll necessary?  Leopolds Ghost   Jul-22-08 12:58 AM   #105 
  - "Free Markets" -  paparush   Jul-19-08 09:18 PM   #28 
  - Very good. We should demand responsible markets.  midnight   Jul-19-08 09:43 PM   #31 
  - This all sounds like the Irish Famine  NBachers   Jul-19-08 09:46 PM   #32 
  - Did NOT the McCain campaign just call Bernie Sanders a "socialist"?  givemebackmycountry   Jul-19-08 10:08 PM   #34 
  - Bernie Sanders used to be a Socialist, at least  ekwhite   Jul-19-08 11:13 PM   #41 
     - Still is. The fact that there are no socialist parties around--  eridani   Jul-20-08 03:18 AM   #50 
        - If this economy continues and Obama cannot change the direction  jwirr   Jul-20-08 11:52 AM   #74 
        - Either Obama will step up to the plate or he won't  eridani   Jul-20-08 10:34 PM   #97 
        - True. Damn shame that. N/T  ekwhite   Jul-21-08 08:23 AM   #100 
  - This is why I want to see the people of this country rise up and start  salguine   Jul-19-08 10:33 PM   #37 
  - K&R  Maine-ah   Jul-19-08 11:00 PM   #38 
  - Finally. A reason for me to actually like Matt Taibbi.  Duke Newcombe   Jul-19-08 11:08 PM   #39 
  - We need 99 more Senators like Bernie Sanders  ekwhite   Jul-19-08 11:09 PM   #40 
  - Lesson to be learned: Neither a borrower nor a lender be  Mind_your_head   Jul-19-08 11:37 PM   #42 
  - Do not forget  eShirl   Jul-20-08 04:42 AM   #52 
  - That, and don't let the rich control absolutely everything.  knitter4democracy   Jul-20-08 08:53 AM   #59 
  - we cannot afford air conditioning  bambino   Jul-20-08 12:02 AM   #43 
  - electricity is roughly the same here  TheFarseer   Jul-20-08 12:31 AM   #45 
  - If you don't get the humidity out of your furniture and walls it may cost you more in the longrun?  NNN0LHI   Jul-20-08 08:52 AM   #58 
     - Had To Comment On Your Statement... I Live In Florida AND We've Finally  ChiciB1   Jul-20-08 12:57 PM   #83 
     - portable AC  bambino   Jul-20-08 04:17 PM   #94 
     - I Don't Think A Portable Would Be As Effective As Central Down Here, But  ChiciB1   Jul-20-08 04:35 PM   #95 
     - Hey .*whistle*.....take a look at what China just built  Mind_your_head   Jul-21-08 09:24 PM   #102 
     - that's an interesting thing to consider  bambino   Jul-20-08 04:14 PM   #93 
  - I know people who recently had to move into a shelter  conflictgirl   Jul-20-08 12:22 AM   #44 
  - I love Bernie's sentiment, but his math is funny  OmahaBlueDog   Jul-20-08 12:48 AM   #47 
  - It's not the math, it's the selective quotation  POAS   Jul-20-08 03:47 AM   #51 
     - That makes more sense. Thanks!  OmahaBlueDog   Jul-20-08 02:41 PM   #89 
  - As Amy and Seth would say, "Seriously."  Iwillnevergiveup   Jul-20-08 01:13 AM   #48 
  - I love listening to Bernie ...  LaStrega   Jul-20-08 02:45 AM   #49 
  - Here's a link to Bernie's site and all the letters. It's worth the read.  Vinca   Jul-20-08 07:35 AM   #53 
  - Very much worth it, thanks for the link n/t  dajoki   Jul-21-08 12:09 AM   #98 
  - the greatest country on earth  rg302200   Jul-20-08 08:02 AM   #54 
  - It's happening in Michigan, too, and has been for years.  knitter4democracy   Jul-20-08 08:47 AM   #56 
  - Middle Class  ravencalling   Jul-20-08 09:58 AM   #63 
  - I'm tired of play Cassandra  Hydra   Jul-20-08 10:13 AM   #66 
  - I simply cannot fathom how he can still be against impeachment.  greyhound1966   Jul-20-08 10:33 AM   #67 
  - wow. Almost didn't read this cuz of title. But Sanders' points hit home - get it to KO!  sojourner   Jul-20-08 11:22 AM   #70 
  - Just curious...  dajoki   Jul-20-08 12:04 PM   #76 
     - too emotionally laden.  sojourner   Jul-20-08 12:22 PM   #80 
        - By no means...  dajoki   Jul-20-08 01:16 PM   #84 
           - you didn't ! i just saw the title and expected a "sob story"..pleasantly surprised once i read it  sojourner   Jul-21-08 01:07 AM   #99 
              - You were not harsh...  dajoki   Jul-21-08 10:13 AM   #101 
  - K&R nt  flashl   Jul-20-08 12:03 PM   #75 
  - k&R  bean fidhleir   Jul-20-08 12:09 PM   #77 
  - great post  Liberal_in_LA   Jul-20-08 12:16 PM   #78 
  - THIS is what we are dealing with. Read this email and weep.  Midlodemocrat   Jul-20-08 12:35 PM   #81 
  - the attitude that lead to the French Revolution...  kineneb   Jul-20-08 03:12 PM   #90 
  - Excellent post....dissheartening and very sad that we have come  ooglymoogly   Jul-20-08 12:41 PM   #82 
  - A BIG K&R! n/t  ImForGore   Jul-20-08 01:49 PM   #86 
  - K&R  debunkthelies   Jul-20-08 02:29 PM   #88 
  - Dear Bernie,  Everybody   Jul-20-08 03:31 PM   #91 
  - I suspect - no, I know, that bernie knows more about this than you ever will  cali   Jul-20-08 05:11 PM   #96 
  - Kick  cabbage08   Jul-21-08 10:42 PM   #103 
 

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