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Santa Monica Mountains, Feb 2011

Thought for the Minute

My imaginary friend thinks you have some serious problems.

Punishment

The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.

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How many lawyers does it take to change a light bulb?
How many can you afford?

Not Really That Old News

Berning Illusions: Why Sanders Can’t Concede to the Clinton Democrats

The Democratic party has become the Corporate party, but we still might help change that.—Progressive Dreams

3 Ways the Media Has Failed Our Democracy in Covering the Election

It's not just Fox News — mainstream news organizations have betrayed the public's trust this election season.—Alternet

Patently Absurd Logic on Budget Deficits and Debt

You might think that the "deficit hawks" have other motives. You might be right.—truth-out.org

Bernie Sanders YouTube video about income inequality

Why I Like Bernie—YouTube

Poverty is fueled by policy

"The failure of wages to grow for the vast majority is the leading reason why progress in reducing poverty has stalled over the last three-and-a-half decades." —Economic Policy Institute

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

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Global Warming: Really?

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Lyrics by Jessie Nichols Gussin Lopez

If you do something, the chance increases, someone else will also do it,
If you even talk about a new idea, someone else might just beat you to it
The joke you tell, the food you eat, the books that you read or don't
Your tastes, your attitudes, and your ideas and what you will do or won't

Every word that falls from you lips is a seed whether you know it or not
that plants itself in the people around you and grows up slow through their words and thoughts
it blooms out into the world at large, and we wonder who the hell's in charge
of these poisonous fruit, these seed come form hell
do you realize you planted them yourself

Well the truth is frighting, the evidence is ample,
Right this very moment you are leading by example
you are an option held up to the light
of infinite possibilities, this is one way to live your life

you teach others when they don't know they're learning,
teach and learn all the while unaware
ripples and waves spread out from those lessons,
they ring out tones of hope or despair

You are a long living anecdote,
a model from which we shall learn
for instance this case will provide illustration
how you lived while it was your turn

events are influenced by expectation
avalanches caused by small vibrations,
your influence is exponential
if you ever harnessed your full potential
the simple truth is you could change the world,
but here's where the danger's brewing:
you're all ready changing it all the time with whatever it is your are already doing

if the people are hateful, how can the country be at peace
if the people are wasteful, then of course the world is full of greed
if the people are brave and loving then we can have heaven are earth
and if the people don't care to try, everyday it gets worse

dominoes falling, sliding on thin ice, events cascading, trigger reaction
every time you make a choice, there's consequences, consequences,

The stakes are higher than you'd ever perceive, you have more power than you'd ever believe
The stakes are higher than you'd ever perceive, you have more power than you'd ever believe

So here we are folks, poised on the knife's edge
the future hangs, it could go either way
and you are the fulcrum, the axis, the catalyst
so, what will you decide today?

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Eternal Telethon 2010-11