Submitted by ubetchaiam on Sat, 02/16/2013 - 4:55pm
"What happened in Darveshpura has divided scientists and is exciting governments and development experts. Tests on the soil show it is particularly rich in silicon but the reason for the "super yields" is entirely down to a method of growing crops called System of Root Intensification (SRI). Read below the fold...
Submitted by cg.eye on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 5:49pm
Submitted by Alexa on Sun, 11/18/2012 - 1:04pm
Photo Credit: DonkeyHotey's photostream, flickr
[Tue Feb 01, 2011 at 03:36 PM PST]
SOCIAL SECURITY "OFF THE TABLE?" YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING!!! Read below the fold...
Submitted by Jay on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 12:03pm
A few things. First is that there appears to have been a great deal of classified information bandied about between the people involved and possibly others. The threshold for dissemination of classified information to unauthorized parties is absolutely zero tolerance, but especially so for the head of the CIA. In Obama's press conference yesterday, he stated that no classified information had been divulged that would threaten the security of the United States. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Alexa on Wed, 11/14/2012 - 8:41pm
Submitted by Alexa on Wed, 11/14/2012 - 12:04pm
Here's the link. [not embeddable]
*************SORRY, THE C-SPAN LINK HAS BEEN REMOVED****************
[Conrad says that he is "speaking for himself."]
This is as good as it gets, when it comes to having the Bowles-Simpson "recommendations" for cutting Social Security articulated in a public forum.
Here's the transcript:
00:00:00 THE SOLVENCY OF SOCIAL SECURITY ITSELF.
00:00:05 >> THAT IS DONE, HOW?
00:00:07 >> IT WILL BE DONE IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT WAYS TO EARN ONE OF THE WAYS IT IS WE WILL EXTEND THE CAP IN TERMS OF WHAT INCOME IS EXPOSED FOR FUNDING SOCIAL SECURITY.
00:00:22 THE AGE WILL BE EXTENDED OVER AN EXTENDED A PERIOD OF TIME.
Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Sat, 10/27/2012 - 8:57pm
Murder Inc. has got nothing on the West Wing.
As of the latest Obama anti-constitutional "thou SHALT kill relentlessly and mercilessly" development, I’m becoming convinced neither did Hitler’s Germany.
According to Bill Van Auken of wsws, Obama is developing a new system to codify and STREAMLINE extrajudicial assassinations. He is calling it a “Disposition Matrix.”
Did you know IBM was a serious help to Hitler’s record-keeping of his vast number of victims and prisoners during the Holocaust years? Read below the fold...
Submitted by Hugh on Fri, 10/26/2012 - 12:15am
I was channel surfing, honest, and I came across Charlie Rose interviewing Nancy Pelosi. Rose started talking about CEOs demanding action on government deficits and reining in spending. Pelosi responded that many had said nothing while those deficits were being amassed. But then she went on that some had. She said Pete Peterson was wonderful, that he had been a saint on this. At that point, I changed channels in disgust. I can't watch this shit anymore. Been there, done that for too long. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Jay on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 1:07pm
My "Dismal Science" diet comes from a wide variety of sources. As our corrupt national political establishment and discredited media organs begin to focus on post-election Catfood Commission politics, it's instructive to see how different economists read the writing on the wall, and come to a variety of conclusions. In this case I'd like to highlight the observations of Dr. Richard D. Wolff, who appears to come to a similar conclusion to the one I derived in my previous post about how the Grand Bargain is a shell game calculated to drain the public funds for private purposes (The Grandest Bargain Ever, Explained). Read below the fold...
Submitted by Jay on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 12:22pm
Submitted by affinis on Wed, 10/24/2012 - 9:50pm
Submitted by Jay on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 8:08pm
The Grand Bargain Fiscal Cliff deficit hysteria is the end game in a sophisticated, multi-year version of three-card monte.
For this illustration, we’ll use the shell game version where the slicks hide a ball under a nutshell. Under one shell you've got bank money. Under another shell you have the national budget money. Under the third shell you have social program money, let's call it Social Security.
The object of the game is to take all three balls without anyone noticing, and if the institutional legitimacy of the shells get destroyed, well . . . . Read below the fold...
Submitted by MontanaMaven on Fri, 10/12/2012 - 1:36pm
I've never supported Obama and my friends know that. They also know I am out of electoral politics and gone independently left libertarian. Last night I tried to stay out of a political discussion at a small get together of friends. But I did say that I thought it was unacceptable when Obama said he "suspected" that his position on SS was similar to Romney's. Although, I added, it was the most truthful thing he said all night. And then added that IMHO, he looked uncomfortable because he had to pretend he had a different economic philosophy than Romney and that was tiring for him.
Then my friend said, "What does it get you to be a purist?"
I said I'd rather drop the subject especially when labels got attached. Read below the fold...