Monday, December 22, 2008

Your Reality. . .

Some Have The Ability To See Your Reality - Here Are But A Few...
by The Old Hippie Because One Needs To “Know” What It Is Behind All The Delusion.

  -  Big Three Battle Comes Down to Party Politics
      It’s a battle of ideologies with no apparent connection to economic reality, the
      survival of the U.S. auto industry. . .  depends on which party gets its way.

  -  “Children Left Alone:  Another Bush Legacy”
      ...the sum total of this man's “compassionate conservatism.”

  -  Project Censor’s Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009
      They’ve been providing a great service to us for years.

AP Study Finds $1.6B Went to Bailed-Out Bank Execs

If criminal penalties are removed, what will deter lawbreaking by political officials?

“As long as the greatest crime of the 21st century remains unprosecuted,
we all...  can only blame ourselves, and deserve our collective fates.”

Carol Chomsky, Rest in Peace

Carol Chomsky, wife of Noam, and herself a noted linguist and education specialist whose work helped illuminate the ways in which language comes to children, died on Friday at her home in Lexington, Massachusetts.  She was 78.  According to a New Yorker profile of Noam Chomsky, they first met when she was three and he was five.  They had been married for 59 years.

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A“Below The Fold” bonus Article - From the Los Angeles Times, Dec. 18, 2008

“UAW Busting, Southern Style”
Foreign carmakers are enlisting the help of GOP senators from states in the South to break the union.

The foreign nonunion auto companies located in the South have a plan to reduce wages and benefits at their factories in the United States.  And to do it, they need to destroy the United Auto Workers.

Last week, Senate Republicans from some Southern states went to work trying to do just that, on the foreign car companies’ behalf.  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) -- representatives from states that subsidize companies such as Honda, Volkswagen, Toyota and Nissan -- first tried to force the UAW to take reductions in wages and benefits as a condition for supporting the auto industry bailout bill.  When the UAW refused, those senators torpedoed the bill.


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