Monthly Archives: January 2011

GOP Introduces Bill to \”Pay China First\” — Before Social Security Recipients | AlterNet

“Congressman Tom McClintock of California has introduced H.R. 421 – ‘To require that the Government prioritize all obligations on the debt held by the public in the event that the debt limit is reached.’ This bill would prioritize payments to … Continue reading

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Income Inequality In The U.S. Is Worse Than In Egypt | AlterNet

“Egypt still bests quite a few countries when it comes to income inequality, including the United States: According to the CIA World Fact Book, the U.S. is ranked as the 42nd most unequal country in the world, with a Gini … Continue reading

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GOP Promises Global Financial Catastrophe If It Doesn\’t Get Its Way | AlterNet

“Boehner didn’t specify what ‘significant’ means or what spending he wants to cut — the Speaker isn’t really a ‘details guy’ — but offered the vague warning anyway. Give Republicans what they want, or they’ll wreak havoc on the global … Continue reading

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Tea Partiers Introduce Some More Blatantly Un-Constitutional Legislation | AlterNet

“In response to the landmark Affordable Care Act, numerous right-wing state lawmakers have introduced unconstitutional bills attempting to nullify this federal law. Earlier this week, however, the Virginia House of Delegates went even further, passing a sweeping nullification bill that directly conflicts … Continue reading

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Ethos: New Documentary Calls for Consumers to Reclaim Power | | AlterNet

“With such an emphasis on consumerism, corporations inevitably find themselves dependent on the consumers themselves. It is because of their capacity to manipulate populations into herd mentalities that they have been able to control the thoughts of the masses. If … Continue reading

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Domestic use of aerial drones by law enforcement likely to prompt privacy debate

Domestic use of aerial drones by law enforcement likely to prompt privacy debate. “The operation outside Austin presaged what could prove to be one of the most far-reaching and potentially controversial uses of drones: as a new and relatively cheap … Continue reading

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Recall drive against Brewer a grass-roots effort | Fox 11 | KMSB Tucson | Local News

Recall drive against Brewer a grass-roots effort | Fox 11 | KMSB Tucson | Local News.

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Key parts of famed treaty with Mexico set for display

While the authors of the accord promised property and citizenship rights for the Mexicans who suddenly found themselves living north of the newly established border, none was granted. via Key parts of famed treaty with Mexico set for display.

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Antenori: OK night hunting of \’varmints\’

“Antenori is particularly interested in providing new opportunities to hunt coyotes, which he said are taking their toll on deer and antelope, particularly the young ones in May, June and July. His other hunting measure, HB 1334, would take away … Continue reading

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The GOP Plans to Redefine What Constitutes Rape, Further Chip Away at Roe v. Wade | AlterNet

“With this legislation, which was introduced last week by Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), Republicans propose that the rape exemption be limited to ‘forcible rape.’ This would rule out federal assistance for abortions in many rape cases, including instances of statutory … Continue reading

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