Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


If you vote, you have no right to complain

George Carlin.

Warning: Adult Content.

via http://electionboycott2012.org/the-late-george-carlin-on-voting/



The Heat

is on the street

via http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/06/30/509246/nbc-meteorologist-on-record-heat-wave-if-we-didnt-have-global-warming-we-wouldnt-see-this/#more-509246



Actual unemployment versus the Administration’s ’09 predictions

Even in the ‘nightmare scenario,’ everything gets better, better, better.

This chart says a lot about American politics.

Also, remember that the ‘actual unemployment rate’ … isn’t.



Who Voted For NDAA

The indefinite detention provision of the NDAA was struck down by a judge recently for being “facially unconstitutional,” after Administration lawyers could not assure the judge that the U.S. government would not indefinitely detain peaceful dissidents. Judge Forrest noted: “At the hearing on this motion, the government was unwilling or unable to state that these plaintiffs would not be subject to indefinite detention under [section] 1021. Plaintiffs are therefore at risk of detention, of losing their liberty, potentially for many years.” Who voted for this steaming sack of authoritarian anti-Constitutional garbage in the first place?

In Congress:

http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/37467

In the Senate:

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=1&vote=00212



Stiglitz: Austerity Will Make Matters Worse

Pretty good little essay here from Joe Stiglitz.

[...]

Europe’s single-minded focus on austerity is a result of a misdiagnosis of its problems. Greece overspent, but Spain and Ireland had fiscal surpluses and low debt-to-GDP ratios before the crisis. Giving lectures about fiscal prudence is beside the point. Taking the lectures seriously – even adopting tight budget frameworks – can be counterproductive. Regardless of whether Europe’s problems are temporary or fundamental – the eurozone, for example, is far from an “optimal” currency area, and tax competition in a free-trade and free-migration area can erode a viable state – austerity will make matters worse.

[...]

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/after-austerity

Just listening to the news you’d think Spain and Ireland were deeply in debt prior to the fraudtastic financial crisis, but no.



If you see something, say something

Via Naked Capitalism, sign maker and photographer are unknown (to me).



Gas PR floods Albany
November 26, 2011, 23:34
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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/26/nyregion/hydrofracking-debate-spurs-huge-spending-by-industry.html




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