Industrial concessions vs. historic treaties & land claim settlements in Canada
“Is it political if I tell you that if we burn coal, you’re going to warm the atmosphere? Or is that a statement of fact that you’ve made political? It’s a scientific statement. The fact that there are elements of society that have made it political, that’s a whole other thing.”
My husband and I made enough money this year we actually owed more money to the government. I feel very lucky - it’s really hard to complain about having to pay taxes when you lived comfortably for the past year. (Well, really hard for me to complain. Obviously pretty easy for Romney et al to piss and moan about it.)
With all of that said: Fuuuuuuuuuuuuck how much money we spend on the military. Can we flip that with the science and education budget? Pretty please?
“I don’t know what these news organizations fear from calling torture what it is. But I can guarantee it’s not as bad as what was done to those prisoners or to the reputation of the United States of America. If we can’t even call the torture by its real name it’s hard to see why the government won’t see this as just another semantic debate and do the same thing if they feel it’s “necessary.” I guess much of the news business feels it’s immune from that sort of thing but the rest of us should worry. If the US government has officially defined deviancy down to the point where torture is no longer torture, you have to wonder where it might end? After all, the world is full of danger. Who knows who they might think they need to “interrogate” with “enhanced methods” next time?”
Richard Cohen of the Southern Poverty Law Center discusses Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Glenn Miller, the current suspect in the deadly shooting in Kansas City that’s been classified as a hate crime.