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When Repubs say, "...this is not about birth control"

I think the counter should be, "We know...it's worse than that".

Point out that they want ALL categories of insurance coverage to be filtered through the company owner's, or religious institution's, "moral" filter.

What would a Scientologist, a Mormon, a Hindu, a Muslim, a RW Bible thumping kook filter?

I cannot see how this latest attack on everyday people, by the Republican Party, will help them in any way whatsoever politically...but keep going idiots...you too Rush.


“...get us that oil from Canada that we deserve.”

Rmoney uttered this nonsense in regards to Keystone XL last night.

Is he pandering or is he really this dense?


Propaganda we pay for...in more ways than one

The scheme is simple: The Pentagon allows studios to use military hardware and bases at a discounted, taxpayer-subsidized rate. In exchange, filmmakers must submit their scripts to the Pentagon for line edits.

Forgetting the Past, One Military Movie at a Time
When the entertainment industry gets in bed with the Pentagon, censorship is inevitable.

David Sirota

When philosopher George Santayana said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” he meant it as an admonition–not as an endorsement of mass amnesia or historical revision. This should be obvious.

Yet those operating at the shadowy intersection of the Pentagon and Hollywood either don’t understand–or, more likely, refuse to understand–the thrust of the aphorism. Instead, with this week’s release of a much-awaited film, Santayana’s omen has been transformed into a public mission statement for a burgeoning Military-Entertainment Complex



7 Biggest Lies At Arizona Republican Debate

Lie: Rick Santorum claims Obamacare adds to the deficit.
Lie: Mitt Romney claims government employees earn more than private sector workers.
Lie: Mitt Romney Says He Will Ban Earmarks.
Lie: Newt Gingrich, “Obama voted for infanticide.”
Lie: Mitt Romney denies ever mandating contraception in religious hospitals in 2005
Lie: Mitt Romney Claims Obama Is Shrinking The Military
Lie: Rick Santorum, “Obama will have the national media behind him.”


We subsidize the oil companies and...

...they export overseas.

And people still think it is "our" oil. If we could just "produce more".

It's a CON game.

In a first, gas and other fuels are top U.S. export


There's at least one domestic downside to America's growing role as a fuel exporter. Experts say the trend helps explain why U.S. motorists are paying more for gasoline. The more fuel that's sent overseas, the less of a supply cushion there is at home.

Gasoline supplies are being exported to the highest bidder, says Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at Oil Price Information Service. "It's a world market," he says.

Refining companies won't say how much they make by selling fuel overseas. But analysts say those sales are likely generating higher profits per gallon than they would have generated in the U.S. Otherwise, they wouldn't occur.


Oil boomlet sweeps U.S. as exports and production rise


Looking at your heating bills or gas prices, you may find it surprising that the United States is enjoying a mini oil boom. It's producing more crude oil and, for the first time in decades, has become a net exporter of petroleum products such as jet fuel, heating oil and gasoline.


What's to blame for gas price spike?

"Right now, we're at an 11-month high," said Indianapolis commodities broker Lannie Cohen, with Capitol Commodity Services, referring to the price of crude oil. "It's really a supply-based rally. Everybody's worried about future supplies."

But back at the pump, Scott Imus, who heads the Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association, which represents some 3,000 gas stations and convenience stores statewide, disagrees with Cohen’s assessment.

"Supply is not the problem,” he said. “Demand is off. If you look year-to-date, it's down 5 to 7 percent in terms of demand. Demand is not the issue. The issue is fears of the unknown and what's going to happen in the Middle East."

Those fears, he said, are prompting speculators to bid the price up, pushing the price you pay at the pump away from simple supply and demand.

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