Archive for the ‘Infrastructure’ Category

Trump Has Been Great for Advancing Progressivism

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Having a Conservative extremist in the White House has done more to mobilize Progressives than any Democrat could have.

 
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January 30, 2017
Posted in: Abortion rights, Civil Rights, Economy, Environment, Global Warming, Greed, Healthcare, Immigration Reform, Infrastructure, myth busting, National Security, Partisanship, Racism, Religion, Right-wing Facism, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism, Unconstitutional

Predictions for 2017: It’s the end of the world as we know it.

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My annual look back at the laughably failed predictions of the so-called psychics, my scorecard for last years predictions, and my predictions for the coming year.

 
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December 31, 2016
Posted in: Abortion rights, Civil Rights, Economy, Environment, General, Global Warming, Greed, Healthcare, Immigration Reform, Infrastructure, Jobs, Middle East, Money, National Security, Partisanship, Party of Life, Politics, Predictions, Right-wing Facism, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Right-Wing Insanity, Taxes, Terrorism, Unconstitutional, War

When Do We Stop Listening to Conservatives on How to Fight Terrorism?

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We’ve been following the same policies of the same people who created this mess for 14 years and it’s not getting better. When do we finally say “enough is enough” and start thinking outside-the-box on ways to bring this war to an end?

 
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December 7, 2015
Posted in: Election, Immigration Reform, Infrastructure, Middle East, National Security, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism

Paris, Freedom Fries and The Problem of Jihadi Recruitment.

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The terrorist attacks in Paris last Friday brought back memories of 9/11 for a lot of people. But for me, I was more reminded of how all this leads back to George Bush’s disastrous decision to invade Iraq in the first place… and the fact France warned us not to do it, calling military intervention in Iraq: “the […]

 
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November 16, 2015
Posted in: Infrastructure, Middle East, myth busting, National Security, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism, War

Obama Extends The Longest War in U.S. History. Here’s How to End It

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Last week, President Obama was forced to reluctantly concede that the War in Afghanistan was not going to end on his watch as hoped. One of his first acts upon entering office in 2009 was to send an additional 30,000 troops into Afghanistan (Side note: Republicans blame the continued fighting in Iraq on President Obama withdrawing our […]

 
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October 19, 2015
Posted in: Infrastructure, Middle East, National Security, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism, War

Iraqis Showing the Route to Peace/Progress with Massive Infrastructure Project?

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After 12 years of war, Iraq may be showing America and the rest of the world the path to peace: Iraqi’s are building an entire city, Bismayah, just outside Baghdad. The massive infrastructure project has already created hundreds (thousands?) of new construction jobs (and hundreds more tangential jobs, related and non to construction) and once […]

 
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June 8, 2015
Posted in: General, Infrastructure, Jobs, Middle East, National Security, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, War

When Your Only Tool for Peace is a Military Hammer…

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This past week saw the bloody attack on French satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo” and a nearby Jewish deli by three Muslim extremists (trained by ISIS… or was it AQAP? No one seems to be sure) out to “avenge The Prophet!” for being depicted in a cartoon (question: If no one if allowed to draw “The Prophet”, how do you know that’s a cartoon of […]

 
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January 12, 2015
Posted in: Infrastructure, Middle East, National Security, Religion, Terrorism, War

An Unintended Stroll Down Memory Lane

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Last week, the company that hosts M.R.S. wouldn’t let me in to update the blog. at first, I thought the problem might lie on my end because my computer had recently started acting funny. As a computer-tech by trade, my first thought was that I had a virus, but several thorough scans pronounced my PC as safe & […]

 
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February 17, 2014
Posted in: General, Infrastructure, National Security, Politics, Right-wing Facism, Scandals, War

What Happens in Syria on Day Two?

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It’s the one question, yet arguably the most important, that few people seem to be asking: “What happens on Day Two following a U.S. bombing of Syria?” As I noted last week, the desire to “do something” to stop Assad is visceral. The mere thought of anyone using chemical weapons is SO abhorrent to us that […]

 
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September 9, 2013
Posted in: Infrastructure, Middle East, Predictions, War

Thinking Outside the GOP Box: Creating New Jobs Without Resorting to Tax Cuts

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Last Tuesday, President Obama began his “Better Bargain” jobs tour promising to “overhaul business taxes” in exchange for jobs created here at home. Every time I hear a Democrat using the language of Republicans, suggesting “tax cuts” as a way to create jobs, I cringe. There are PLENTY of ways to encourage job growth here at home without destroying the tax […]

 
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August 5, 2013
Posted in: Economy, General, Infrastructure, Jobs, Money, Seems Obvious to Me, Taxes

Why Mitt Romney’s Taxes Matter

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A few weeks ago, I wrote: “Possible Reasons Romney Is Suppressing His Tax Returns”, listing a number of things we could possibly learn should he ever decide to release them. But I didn’t discuss if any of those reasons were important when it came to choosing a president. Consider this “Part-II” of that review. I had an interesting […]

 
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August 9, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Election, Infrastructure, Jobs, Money, Politics, Taxes

GOP “Austerity” is Crippling Economic Recovery. And more IOKIYAR. (UPDATED)

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Okay, this is going to be another brief but “numbers-heavy” debunking session, so let’s wrap this thing up for all you NeoCons douchebags out there who stumbled across this page in a Google search for the “Numbers-porn” that masquerades as “facts” on the Fox News website. As I surmised Friday night, this insane Republican adherence to […]

 
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May 7, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Infrastructure, Jobs, Money, myth busting, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity