Monthly Archive: November 2012

Nov 29

Now Israel is Really in Trouble…

From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency…yes, the title of my post is meant to be sarcastic   Source: Stevie Wonder to cancel Friends of IDF gig November 28, 2012 (JTA) — Stevie Wonder is set to pull out of a performance at a fundraiser for the Israel Defense Forces,  a source told JTA. Wonder’s representatives will …

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Nov 29

Finally Time for Palestine

Nov 21

Support Wal-Mart Workers

An organization of Wal-Mart workers called “OUR Walmart” is staging a number of walkouts on Black Friday and are otherwise trying to get Wal-Mart to adopt fairer labor practices.  The group has an online petition, which is pasted below, that can be signed at their website.  The video at the bottom is Democracy Now’s report …

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Nov 20

Israelis Calling for War Crimes

A few Israelis are really off the deep end.  Not just sort of wacky, but really off the absolute deep end in their calling for the killing of civilians.  In the past few days: Interior Minister Eli Yishai said, The goal of the operation is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages. Only then …

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Nov 20

Obama’s Hypocrisy on Missiles

This weekend Obama said: There’s no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. So we are fully supportive of Israel’s right to defend itself from missiles landing on people’s homes and workplaces and potentially killing civilians.” So does this mean Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen all …

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Nov 14

Republican Economics the Same in 1920’s and Today

wealth concentration

Since I teach high school history, I thought I’d share a couple graphs I found for one of my classes.  During the 1920’s, GNP per capita was increasing… But gains were concentrated the top… Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover were the proponents of supply-side economics and “rugged individualism” from 1921-1932.   Republicans spout the same …

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Nov 09

What If Iran Had a Drone 18.5 miles off the US coast?

It was just released this evening that the US is claiming Iran attempted, but failed to shoot down a US drone, eliciting warnings to Iran.  One very quick but important observation: If Iran had a drone about 18.5 miles off the coast of the US, would we just let it be, since after all it …

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Nov 09

Owners of “The Corporation” Movie Seem to Put Profit First

I have to go on a bit of a rant against what should be a good leftist project that has run amok.  Many years ago I saw the excellent documentary “The Corporation,” which examines the corporation as an institution and it’s anti-social nature.  Yet when I went to the film’s website today, it is filled …

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Nov 08

Brief Thoughts on Obama’s Reelection and Health Care

For reasons discussed in my previous post, I think we can be thankful that Obama won the election, or to be more accurate, happy that Romney lost.  The biggest difference is that Obama’s healthcare reform can stay intact.  (A good Huffington Post piece on this was posted today.)  Obviously, it would be nice to not …

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Nov 03

Blatant Class Warfare Makes Republicans Far More Dangerous

With the presidential election just about upon us, I am in a state of real worry.  If Obama wins, there are certainly profound dangers such as militarism abroad which sooner or later will revisit us in future 9/11’s, climate change, and continued concentration of power in a small, wealthy elite.  But if Romney wins, the …

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