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Emma Woods State Beach, Aug 2012

Thought for the Minute

The Romans didn't find algebra very challenging because X was always 10.

Punishment

I've been to the dentist several times so I know the drill.

Q&A

How many graduate students does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Only one, but it may take upwards of five years for him to get it done.

Not Really That Old News

Your net worth has tanked. Thank a Republican

Their "Get Obama at any cost" tactics have made our economic position far worse—AFL-CIO

Americans know squat about military spending

Americans are consistently misinformed about the amount we spend on the military--and many don't like the truth when they hear it.—Alternet

It's the Inequality, Stupid

Eleven charts that explain what's wrong with America.—Mother Jones

Whistling Past the Wreckage of Civil Liberties

Watchdogs slept through a decade of civil rights roll-backs—FAIR

Americans Don't Realize Just How Badly We're Getting Screwed by the Top 0.1 Percent Hoarding the Country's Wealth

With an unprecedented sum of wealth held within the top one-tenth of one percent of the US population, we now have the most severe inequality of wealth in US history.—Amped Status

The FDA Is Out to Lunch

The Food and Drug Administration, the federal agency charged with protecting our health, is a miserable failure—OnEarth.org

Low wages and high unemployment are paralysing the global economy

The race to become "competitive" by lowering wages is killing us—The Real News

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The Space Age Polymers Theme Song

Lyrics by Jessie Nichols Gussin Lopez

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Verse

They're selling us protection from their own attack dogs
they're raking in the money while we bleed and die
so people are scared and people are sad,
and they turn it on each other and they don't know why.

Verse

In this desperate time of need,
we've got a message that you should heed
we're gonna have to find a new way to live cuz
we're really gonna get back just what we give.

Chorus

We're friends and family,
the last hope for humanity
the freaks are picking up the slack
This world is our's, come on, let's take it back
Made from all natural space age polymers,
grown organically space age polymers,
primitive technology space age polymers,
be the first on your block to have space age polymers.

Verse

This is just to remind you, cuz it's easy to forget
one day you were born and you know one day you'll die,
this may be the only live you'll ever get,
So go ahead and live while you're alive

Verse

It's so loud that you'll have to raise your voice,
If you want to be heard above the noise they're making
listen to your heart, it's time to make a choice
If you never speak up we'll never know what you were thinking.

Chorus

Chorus

Verse

Space age, space age, Space Age Polymers;
be the first on your block to have Space Age Polymers! How many hipsters does it take to screw in a lightbulb?