Sunday, November 23, 2014

Do You Use Materialism to Alter Your Feelings

Duncan Trussell explains how possessions are just an excuse for people to alter their pre-existing feelings.

Find out more about Duncan at his website and more about Joe Rogan here.  

Monday, November 17, 2014

Women in America are Doing Quite Well

Girls and women in America are doing quite well according to research published by Diana Furchtgott-Roth.  

She explains her conclusion in this video from C-SPAN.  

*Ms. Furchtgott-Roth is the author of Women's Figures: An Illustrated Guide to the Economic Progress of Women In America

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Bill Clinton: An Early Champion of the Iraq WMD Rumour

Sixteen years ago Bill Clinton was spreading rumours that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction...

As John Pilger detailed in The Iraq Cover-Up: History Did Not Begin Yesterday.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Humpday Humor: How CIA Sabotages Torture Report

For years U.S. taxpayers have been trying to find out the truth about the CIA's decade long torture program.  In response CIA agents have attempted to sabotage the public's view into their crimes.

The Huffington Post outlines one of their cover-up tactics:

According to sources familiar with the CIA inspector general report that details the alleged abuses by agency officials, CIA agents impersonated Senate staffers in order to gain access to Senate communications and drafts of the Intelligence Committee investigation. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Putting War Casualties in Perspective

52,000 U.S. soldiers suffered serious physical wounds during the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.  These are the men and women who were lucky enough to make it out of the war zones alive.

52,000 is a hard number to comprehend.  Here are a few attempts to put the number of war casualties in perspective:

  • 52,000 is nearly identical to the entire student body at the University of Texas in Austin    
  • 52,000 is slightly more than the total number of adult males in Jackson, Mississippi (the state capital)
  • 52,000 almost equals the combined number of people working in the U.S. forest, conservation and logging industries
  • 52,000 is the total number of employees at Google

Now imagine a scenario where each subset of people listed above have all sustained serious injury. 

The potential ingenuity, productivity, enjoyment and resources created by these 52,000 people at full strength is immense.  Thanks to these two invasions we have all sustained a great magnitude of loss with the steepest burden felt by the surviving war veterans.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Career Politician Waxman To Retire

After cashing $4,300,000 worth of welfare checks Mr. Henry Waxman will retire next month from his position in Congress.  

So what was Waxman all about?