Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Synoptic. . .

Articles Presenting A Summary Of The Principal Parts Of The Whole
compiled by The Old Hippie Because There Are Only So Many Ways To State The Obvious

[ First sentence of each synoptic quote links to its original article. ]
[ Any red highlights are mine, not the original author's. ]

"The CIA says that Bush's invasion of Iraq has created ideal conditions for training insurgents and terrorists.  The longer we are there, the worse it gets.  - - -  Each month in the 21st century the government's own statistics tell the tale of the US winding down as a superpower and devolving into a third world country.  Not a single net new high tech or manufacturing job has been created for native-born Americans in the 21st century."

"The horrific terrorist bombings in London are a pale reflection of the terror erupting from George W. Bush's energy plan, which will ultimately kill far more people and wreck far more planetary havoc than four bombs and fifty deaths on a single city's streets."

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"Listen to Thom Hartmann's interview with George Galloway - this British Parliamentarian has been taking the President (and British Prime Minister) to task on the Iraq war."  [a Windows audio media file (.wma 17:37) from KPOJ-620AM]

"The Gallup organization has reported that 86% of Americans believe a college education will be beyond the reach of most families in the future.  It's a subject of almost universal concern among parents.  Since 1980, as measured by the consumer price index, college costs have grown 2-2½ times faster than inflation."

"How do social, economic, demographic, and environmental pressures and the complex interactions among them connect to insecurity, instability, and violenceWorldwatch [Institute] is analyzing these questions for its ongoing Global Security Project.  Be sure to visit here regularly to find new reports and links."

"When Tom Paine published his pamphlet “Common Sense” in January of 1776, six months before the Declaration of Independence was signed, he had a clear objective: to transform protest into rebellion."


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