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Bloviating Buchanan Rises Again: or is it could it be DANA CARVEY’S GRUMPY OLD MAN?

http://www.bradenton.com/2015/09/13/5987577_buchanan-talks-social-security.html?rh=1 Braden dodges questions then wonders why people don’t believe politicians. But Buchanan was more prepared to talk about the Iran deal and why he is opposed. Having taken a symbolic vote against the Iran deal on Friday, Buchanan explained … Continue reading

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Olivia Deborah Lagutaris LaRosa The Founding Fathers didn’t have anything to say about corporations because they did not want to encourage them. They saw what happened to India at the hands of East India Company. The Indian people were impoverished … Continue reading

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Election 2014 Comments: Social Security

by Olivia LaRosa, October 6, 2014 As we are nearing this 2014 “off-year” election, I decided that I would take some time from my busy schedule to respond to right-wing candidates and their supporters in the hopes of straightening out … Continue reading

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3 ways to measure our economy that are not the GDP

We can measure the economy in different ways to improve human life and enhance human potential. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures government services only by the dollars spent, but not by the dollars earned by our investments in our … Continue reading

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Canada and USA in ginormous fight over oil

This is a Really Big Show, friends. The conservative Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, threw down the gauntlet at Obama’s feet by approving the construction of a pipeline to run from Alberta to the Pacific Coast at Kitimat through … Continue reading

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Protected: Another boring day of research into dirty automobile industry involves driving new Stingray

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Redistribution gets a makeover: Communists have seized the IMF!

Washington Post, February 27, 2014 By Olivia LaRosa My comments: Governments have always redistributed wealth … usually UPward. The constant struggle in which we are engaged is to get those who have taken unfair advantage of the system to share. … Continue reading

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What we lack here is a sense of proportionality

If a mere tax preparer can end up in federal prison for over 4 years, why the heck isn’t Jamie (what? we wuz bad?) Dimon behind bars for life? A tax preparer claimed fraudulent losses on his own returns and … Continue reading

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