Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Why is Gas SOO Expensive?!

Oil in the early 20th Century

Oil now

It used to be this easy.

Now we have to do this.

Tar sand "oil" production

And this.

Which do you think costs more?

Why would we do it this way if the old way still worked?

We've already burned all the cheap, easy-to-get oil. Now it's harder.
And costlier.

Any questions?

Friday, February 10, 2012

Comic of the Week:

Introducing what I hope will be a regular feature.

I watch a lot of TV because I have CFS and I get tired REAL easy. One of my tools for dealing with it is Laughter Therapy. I have DVR and I use it: Comedy Central Presents, That 70s Show, whatever looks funny. I have quite a collection now, and I cull wa-ay more than I keep.

Here's the guy I'm laughing at right now. He's a wicked funny shit.

Jimmy Shubert

Comedy Central Stand-Up
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Petition - A Petition to Support the Saving American Democracy Amendment : Bernie Sanders - U.S. Senator for Vermont

Support for reversing the Citizens United decision

President Barack Obama:

"With all due deference to separation of powers, last week the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that, I believe, will open the floodgates for special interests, including foreign corporations, to spend without limit in our elections."

Justice John Paul Stevens:

"The conceit that corporations must be treated identically to natural persons in the political sphere is not only inaccurate but also inadequate to justify the Court¹s disposition of this case.
"In the context of election to public office, the distinction between corporate and human speakers is significant. Although they make enormous contributions to our society, corporations are not actually members of it.
They cannot vote or run for office. Because they may be managed and controlled by nonresidents, their interests may conflict in fundamental respects with the interests of eligible voters.
"The majority¹s approach to corporate electioneering marks a dramatic break from our past. Congress has placed special limitations on campaign spending by corporations ever since the passage of the Tillman Act in 1907.
"The Court's ruling threatens to undermine the integrity of elected institutions across the Nation. The path it has taken to reach its outcome will, I fear, do damage to this institution."

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Nothing's ordained

Nothing's ordained, nor fated.
Nothing's accidental.

All is choice and intention
of free souls
All children of TheOne
All. equally. so.