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Monthly Archive for June, 2010

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As the previous post, 40 YEARS AFTER KENT STATE, unfolded on my computer screen I wasn’t sure where it was going.  After it was written I realized that it could have become an anti-war rant.  The fact that it didn’t, tells me that some of us really are looking for opportunities to have a little […]

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40 YEARS AFTER KENT STATE

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywKe8ezL8vI] On May 4, 1970 armed National Guard troops were sent onto the campus of Kent State University in Ohio to control young college demonstrators who were protesting the war in Vietnam.  On that day the unthinkable happened — an unthinkable memory that still brings stinging tears.  The kids were yelling, protesting both the war and the presence of armed […]

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A CHOICE ELECTION

No one’s happy with where America is today.  Too many problems, not enough solutions, everything moves too slowly in Washington — or action is blocked entirely by politicians playing games.  In this environment, Democrats tell us that they’re going to frame the November elections as “a choice election.”  Good idea. The problems the Administration and Congress […]

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CLN was in attendance at a recent reception for Democratic Senatorial candidate for Pennsylvania — former Admiral and current Congressman, Joe Sestak.  The event was held in San Francisco and was immensely enjoyed by the small and intimate gathering.  Each of the attendees had an opportunity to have a conversation with the candidate, following his passionate and moving presentation.  Overhead […]

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YEA RACHAEL!

Hey, anybody see The Rachael Maddow show on MSNBC Friday night?  Hooray for Rachael because she’s the first cable or network host to explain to the American people the somewhat difficult to understand fact that drilling for oil off our own shores will NOT lead our nation to energy independence. We at CLN addressed that sticky (no […]

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AND SO, THE VEIL IS LIFTED

CHECK-IT-OUT:  The Dallas Morning News “I’m ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday,” said Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.) during a hearing on Thursday morning with BP’s CEO Tony Hayward.  “I think it is a tragedy in the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a […]

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UPDATE: INCOME INEQUALITY

CHECK-IT-OUT:  Righties in the Senate are refusing to approve an extension to unemployement benefits for millions of Americans, even though there is an off-set in the legislation that would help pay for the costs.  This off-set is actually a first, as unemployment benefits have historically been approved as “emergency spending” without any budget off-sets.  The off-set in this […]

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INCOME INEQUALITY

The number of millionaires in America increased 16% last year — in this economy.  The richest 1% of Americans now hold financial wealth that is six times greater than the financial wealth of the entire bottom 80% of Americans!  Income inequality in the U.S. is now greater than it has ever been in the last 100 […]

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TIME TO GROW UP, PART II

UPDATE:  Please take a look at Tom Friedman’s column  “This Time is Different” in the Sunday New York Times.  He eloquently makes the point we addressed in a previous post — See post on June 6, TIME TO GROW UP — about energy in America, and just who’s responsible for the current fix we’re in. Spread the word:Share

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SAY WHAAAAT?

UPDATE:  “Louisiana health and environmental officials are asking federal safety officials to make sure workers cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill are being protected…..daily reports of injuries and illness have them worried that workers don’t get proper protection.  They asked the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Friday to investigate.” Huh? What […]

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