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just heard on the news that Kay Hagen isnt running for Senate

is anyone else running ...

a recall that may effect some folks


Niagara Bottling is issuing a voluntary recall due to concerns that one of its spring sources is contaminated with
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I haven't been able to find out what happened on the TPP

some one told me fast track failed. is that true?
so now it goes thru the normal debate process
that all bills go thru - correct?

how do I delete E mail ? need to sort thru my inbox ….nt

I got this from a friend of mine. a brief history of wall street.

I had no idea about all this.


In 1910, three years before the US Federal Reserve was founded, Senator Nelson Aldrich, Frank Vanderlip of National City (Citibank), Henry Davison of Morgan Bank, and Paul Warburg of the Kuhn, Loeb Investment House met secretly at Jekyll Island in Georgia to formulate a plan for a US central bank just years ahead of World War I.
The result of their work was the so-called Aldrich Plan which called for a system of fifteen regional central banks, i.e., National Reserve Associations, whose actions would be coordinated by a national board of commercial bankers. The Reserve Association would make emergency loans to member banks, and would create money to provide an elastic currency that could be exchanged equally for demand deposits, and would act as a fiscal agent for the federal government.

In other words, the Aldrich Plan proposed a "central bank" that would be openly and directly controlled by Wall Street commercial banks on whose behalf it would solely operate, instead of doing so indirectly, behind closed doors and the need for criminal investigations.
The Aldrich Plan was defeated in the House in 1912 but its outline became the model for the bill that eventually was adopted, as the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 whose passage not only unleashed the Fed as we know it now, but the entire shape of modern finance.

In 1912, one person who warned against the passage of the Aldrich Plan was Alfred Owen Crozier: a man who saw how it would all play out, and even wrote a book titled "U.S. Money vs Corporation Currency" (costing 25 cents) explaining and predicting everything that would ultimately happen, even adding some 30 illustrations for those readers who were visual learners.
The book, which is attached at the end of this post, is a must read, but even those pressed for time are urged to skim the following illustrations all of which were created in 1912, and all of which predicted just what the current financial system would look like.

it seems like a good read.
not sure how we fix it.

a little bit of cute.



NEW YORK — A tiny deer is generating a giant dose of cuteness in New York City.
The Wildlife Conservation Society sent out a baby announcement Monday. It's a boy!
The southern pudu (POO'-doo) fawn — the world's smallest deer species — was born May 12 at the Queens Zoo.
The fawn is still nursing but soon will be munching on leaves, grain, kale, carrots and hay.
The white spots on his soft brown fur will disappear as he grows up.
In his case, though, "growing up" won't be much of a vertical process.
Southern pudus tend to be around a foot tall at the shoulder.

do not know how to post the picture.
mega cute.

cops at it again … this time in TX ...


An elderly Georgetown man says SWAT officers took him to the ground and broke his hip.
His attorney has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the city and county.

The 82-year-old man lives about five blocks away from the sheriff's office in downtown Georgetown.
He says sheriff's deputies and Georgetown police came to his home in full swat gear in late September to serve a search warrant regarding his nephew who had been staying with him.
Video shot by someone driving by that day shows Herman Crisp sitting in a chair on his lawn with a friend. He says when the officers arrived; they threw a flash-bang device at his home, knocking him out of his chair.

He says officers slammed him to the ground and handcuffed him. He says the force broke his hip. He says officers searched his home and before they left, helped him back inside, but didn't call paramedics. His family members say they found him the next day on the floor in his own feces.

more at the link.
of course no one on the police dept will go to jail.
and of course this guy is 82 thin as a rail and black
he was a real threat to those SWAT cops.

I hope he wins a large sum of money and the city fires some folks ...

had an interesting conversation with neighbor teen.

spent the day picking up supplies for the week. the neighbors daughter asked me
why when most of the places are open on monday. I told her .. you know how people will tisk tisk and say what a shame people have to work on a holiday. well if fewer people shopped on the holiday, shops might not open on that day and people will have that day off. she nodded I hope I helped her see.

WRKO drops Limbaugh

saw this on Bing …


Controversial conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh will no longer be heard on Boston’s WRKO radio station in the coming future.
The Rush Limbaugh Show’s syndicator, Premiere Networks, could not come to an agreement with the Massachusetts radio station and so the show will be dropped, Boston.com reports.

After Limbaugh’s now infamous comments about Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke, his program, along with many others, have failed to attract the lucrative advertisers that previously purchased airtime on the popular programs. In February 2012, Limbaugh called Fluke a "slut" and "prostitute" after she testified to Congress that the university should provide insurance coverage for contraceptives, The Wall Street Journal reported.
WRKO is home to many prominent conservative voices in the radio industry, including Mark Levin, Jeff Kuhner and Howie Carr, Mediaite reported.

Limbaugh’s program was also recently dropped by an Indianapolis radio station, WIBC. Although Premier Networks charges national radio stations a high fee for its more popular programs, officials say the move was not a financial matter.
“It’s not an inexpensive show to air, so there is a business element to the decision. But this has more to do with the long-term direction of the station,” Charlie Morgan, WIBC’s local market manager, said about the decision.

Hawaii votes to go 100% renewable on its electrical grid.


In the last few weeks, state-level stakeholders around the country have been busy reforming renewable portfolio standards, proposing changes to net metering policies, and studying the potential effects of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Also, in an unprecedented move, the Hawaii state legislature voted to make electricity generation 100 percent renewable by 2045.

Lawmakers in Hawaii passed legislation last week (in a 74-2 vote) requiring the state to generate 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy resources by 2045. If HB 623 is signed into law by Governor David Ige, Hawaii will become the first U.S. state to attempt complete decarbonization of the power sector.
Today, Hawaii’s energy mix is more than 80 percent fossil fuel, with oil providing the majority of electricity generation on the islands. However, renewables are growing fast. Hawaiian Electric Company, the state’s sole privately owned utility company, previously determined it would be feasible to reach 40 percent renewables by 2030. Getting to 100 percent by 2045 will be difficult, but not entirely far-fetched.

“As the first state to move toward 100 percent renewable energy, Hawaii is raising the bar for the rest of the country,” said Chris Lee, the Chairman of the House Energy and Environmental Protection Committee and introducer of HB 623, in a statement. “Local renewable projects are already cheaper than liquid natural gas and oil, and our progress toward meeting our renewable energy standards has already saved local residents hundreds of millions on their electric bills.”
Hawaiian regulators are now working to adapt electricity rates to accommodate an increasingly renewable-centric grid. At the same time, there are concerns bubbling up around NextEra’s proposed acquisition of HECO and what it would mean for renewables in the state.
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