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What's all the healthcare hubbub about? Unless I miss understood, we placed a .09% tax on 1% (3,180,000 people) to extend healthcare to 30 million Americans (10% of the population). : politics. "The Only Moral Abortion is My Abortion" - When the Anti-Choice Choose. Damndirtyape comments on Where do values come from, if not from a belief in a God? - StumbleUpon. CaspianX2 comments on ELI5: What exactly is Obamacare and what did it change? Subjective worldview. Going Green Project. How do you guys think Obama did as president so far? : moderatepolitics. DEAR AMERICA: You Should Be Mad As Hell About This [CHARTS] HERE'S WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE ECONOMY... (And How To Fix It) The United States is in a very tough spot, economically and politically.

HERE'S WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE ECONOMY... (And How To Fix It)

The 25-year debt-fueled boom of 1982-2007 has ended, and it has left the country with a stagnant economy, massive debts, high unemployment, huge wealth inequality, an enormous budget deficit, and a sense of entitlement engendered by a half-century of prosperity. After decades of instant gratification, Americans have also come to believe that all problems can be solved instantly, if only the right leaders are put in charge and the right decisions are made.

And so our government has devolved into a permanent election campaign, in which incumbents blame each other for the current mess, and challengers promise change. The trouble is that our current problems cannot be solved with a simple fix. They also cannot be solved quickly. So it is time that we began to face reality. The biggest debt binge in US history, by a mile. St. Total US debt, including households, companies, and the government. You reduce the debt. f30CH.jpg (581×5559) Death Statistics. There was an interesting post on Reddit a couple of days ago:

Death Statistics

Blue Scholars' Prometheus Brown writes a song for the city. This template is designed to fit the CP spot of the current HP redesign.

Blue Scholars' Prometheus Brown writes a song for the city

Created May 2011 Never heard of this, city getting murderous — Road trip! American student joins rebels in fight for Qaddafi stronghold. Chris Jeon calls home The 'dude with the AK47' rings his family from Libya to tell them he's OK: Full story here For more from The National on the struggle to control Libya, click here AN NAWFALIYAH, LIBYA // At the centre of a circle of cheering rebel soldiers near Colonel Muammar Qaddafi's hometown this week stood an improbable figure who gives new meaning to the term "road trip".

Road trip! American student joins rebels in fight for Qaddafi stronghold

Chris Jeon, a 21-year-old university student from Los Angeles, California,shrugging cooly, declared: "It is the end of my summer vacation, so I thought it would be cool to join the rebels. Awesome Dialog from Malcolm In the Middle.. MpQA0.jpg (659×29999) Duncanconstruction comments on Reddit I am a professing Christian but I have my doubts, please give me questions to ask my pastor. 21041928.jpg (400×400) Banned by the Bible. Dreadgoat comments on Reddit, what is the most powerful image you have ever seen? What is the most powerful image you have ever seen? : AskReddit. 30 Best Quotes in Pictures of the Week - May 05th to May 12th, 2012. - StumbleUpon. Why Do Conservatives Hate Freedom?

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Why Do Conservatives Hate Freedom?

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How the Christian Right's Homophobia Scares Away Religious Young People

Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Christian Right activists who give money, pressure politicians and organize against gay rights may think they’re accomplishing a couple of goals, like rolling back gay rights and asserting their religion’s primacy in American culture. A Lesson that Christians, Muslims, and Atheists need to learn. House tells it like it is. A statesman, orator, and former slave. - StumbleUpon. Russia in color, a century ago. - StumbleUpon. I am Neil deGrasse Tyson. The Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality - 20 Facts About U.S. Inequality that Everyone Should Know. Allegory of the Cave. Plato realizes that the general run of humankind can think, and speak, etc., without (so far as they acknowledge) any awareness of his realm of Forms. The allegory of the cave is supposed to explain this. Timeline of Failed Predictions (Part 1)

What I especially love about bad predictions and prophets of doom is that they both highlight the danger of extrapolating from a single trend or from seeing the world with a single lens.

Timeline of Failed Predictions (Part 1)

In other words they use critically false assumptions. They assume that things will always go on as they are or fail to foresee the impact of new events or innovations. Pangloss Wisdom. - StumbleUpon. Remember the War - Remembering our heroes - 13th November 2011. Gentle, Public Activism: Magnusson's I-75 Project & Sociological Images. By Lisa Wade, PhD, Sep 22, 2010, at 10:48 am Don Waisanen at Thick Culture highlighted Norm Magnusson’s I-75 project.

Gentle, Public Activism: Magnusson's I-75 Project & Sociological Images

The project involves installing historical markers with a primarily political instead of historical message.