Twitter Digest: August 12, 2011

  1. If "Crony Capitalism Is NOT Capitalism," then is crony Socialism, Socialism? August 10, 2011 @ 04:24

  2. Obama said, "The greatest long-term threat to America's national security is America's debt." Then switch to United States Notes, duh. August 10, 2011 @ 04:55

  3. Wall Street banksters funded Obama because they knew he would not even be another FDR. We need to do much more than what FDR did. August 10, 2011 @ 05:03

  4. When the economy tanks even further due directly to deficit-hawk actions, watch them blame everyone else. They already have it planned. August 10, 2011 @ 05:07

  5. The biggest problem the progressives have is Barack Obama. August 10, 2011 @ 05:13

  6. Barack Obama will never fall on his sword for progressivism. He was bought off before he even started running for President. August 10, 2011 @ 05:15

  7. Single-payer was polling well over 50%. Barack Obama never even allowed it to be considered. It never got a real hearing because of him. August 10, 2011 @ 05:18

  8. US U6 unemployment is 18%+. That's not a majority. Therefore, no one else gives a damn. "It ain't me." Is that it? If so, shame on you! August 10, 2011 @ 05:47

  9. "69% Say Likely Some Scientists Falsified Global Warming" There was no falsification. Tree-ring data verged in the early-to-mid 1960's. August 10, 2011 @ 05:54

  10. Are Tea Partiers for or against labeling "food" with artificially genetically modified/engineered poison in it? They don't want to know? August 10, 2011 @ 06:09

  11. Twitter Digest: August 9, 2011 http://nblo.gs/ltDky..... August 10, 2011 @ 06:11

  12. British Riots: Elites "Shocked" The Poor Are Rising Up Against Brutal Austerity Measures | AlterNet http://nblo.gs/ltETg..... August 10, 2011 @ 06:37

  13. When the economy is in a deep hole, you aren't out of a depression just because you mound a little dirt at the bottom & stand on it. August 10, 2011 @ 06:41

  14. "if government spending...works to grow the economy, why hasn't...government spending already worked to grow the economy?" Placement! August 10, 2011 @ 06:47

  15. "91% Think Emergency Rooms Should Treat Those Without Health Insurance" Wow, one in ten Americans might just let them die? Evil! August 10, 2011 @ 06:56

  16. @stacyherbert "On! On! JP State: Kentucky's new state bank" JPMorgan Chase http://t.co/UCsbTKr..... August 10, 2011 @ 07:07

  17. "New Low: 17% Say U.S. Government Has Consent of the Governed" Stop consenting. Start voting for those who supposedly "can't win." August 10, 2011 @ 07:23

  18. "What Double Dip? Americans Say the Recession Never Ended." The "growth" has been mostly Wall Street manipulation. August 10, 2011 @ 07:29

  19. I favorited a @YouTube video http://youtu.be/dW00OqtQyqw?a..... RAWESOME RAID by FDA Aug. 3, 2011 August 11, 2011 @ 03:59

  20. "Raw-foods club raided by FDA for the second time" SarahBEtvs Channel - YouTube http://nblo.gs/lwtPD..... August 11, 2011 @ 04:28

  21. 30 years ago, August 5, 1981, Ronald Reagan murdered the US middle class for the sake of his pals, the superrich. http://t.co/HUg3kK6..... August 11, 2011 @ 04:41

  22. James K. Galbraith correctly says Obama is a fake progressive delivering "conservative" results | Deutsche Welle http://t.co/aWpOHkg..... August 11, 2011 @ 05:52

  23. Passionately fake: "What Happened to Obama's Passion?" - NYTimes.com http://t.co/ULT6EBK..... via @AddToAny August 11, 2011 @ 05:53

  24. My comments on the commentary: "Civilization, Barbarism and the Burning Streets of London" « Commentary Magazine http://nblo.gs/lwBQp..... August 11, 2011 @ 07:03

  25. Settlers a familiar source of conflict in Israel's summer of discontent | McClatchy http://nblo.gs/lwCIc..... August 11, 2011 @ 07:17

  26. Iceland's loud 'No!': Can't pay, won't pay | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal http://nblo.gs/lwFb6..... August 11, 2011 @ 07:56

  27. » Police Were Ordered To Stand Down As London Burned Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind! http://nblo.gs/lwHlr..... August 11, 2011 @ 08:20

  28. What is GM "food" that doesn't have to be labeled as such in the US? Fascist food! August 11, 2011 @ 08:33

  29. I don't agree with his diagnosis and hence his prescription, but I do agree 100 (@YouTube .) August 11, 2011 @ 09:14

  30. Dylan Ratigan goes after Republicans and Democrats in true progressive fashion, a la Teddy Roosevelt http://nblo.gs/lwMMp..... August 11, 2011 @ 09:22

  31. The BBC does a disgusting job interviewing Darcus Howe about the global insurrection. http://t.co/QKGykQP..... August 11, 2011 @ 09:41

  32. Welcome to the global fiefdom. Welcome to Hell on Earth: "Audit: Fed gave $16 trillion in emergency loans" | The Raw... http://nblo.gs/lwUsd..... August 11, 2011 @ 10:19

  33. Now there are violent flash mobs. We used to say "peace & love." We could get 1/2 million together with no violence for days, weeks.... August 11, 2011 @ 10:48

  34. Bank Of America's Backdoor Bailout - Dumping Mortgage Trash Onto Taxpayers Via Fannie Mae - Home - The Daily Bail http://nblo.gs/lx3Ff..... August 11, 2011 @ 11:46

  35. NARTH: Contrary to deliberate distortion of facts, "Sexual Orientation [Homosexual] Change Efforts Do Not Lead to In... http://nblo.gs/lyxpw..... August 11, 2011 @ 21:05

  36. Anyone who "knows" he or she has empirical evidence that God is a delusion is illogical. @thefreedomguy August 11, 2011 @ 21:17

  37. @ytgv3fc7

    He needs to get at the root cause. To me, his diagnosis is superfi (@YouTube .) August 11, 2011 @ 21:34


  38. To FORD Motor Company: You don't take State Park land and use it to dump toxic waste. http://t.co/vAZduB2..... August 11, 2011 @ 21:51

  39. "The number of Americans who believe...government should assume financial responsibility for the long-term unemployed has increased...." August 11, 2011 @ 21:53

  40. Goodbye Religion? [Hello Illogic] How Godlessness Is Increasing With Each New Generation | | AlterNet http://nblo.gs/lyPzT..... August 11, 2011 @ 22:50

  41. We need 20+ followers before NetworkedBlogs will generate certain stats about our blog. Please follow. Thank you. http://t.co/m7K1i6Q..... August 11, 2011 @ 22:54

  42. We need 25+ Facebook users to "like" our page before Facebook will shorten our URL. Please like it. Thank you. http://t.co/gb6AIqm..... August 11, 2011 @ 22:57

  43. We need 23 more members to reach the next sized group on Causes. Please join and share. http://t.co/VGa1Tj9..... August 11, 2011 @ 23:08

  44. @thefreedomguy You agreed without realizing it (missed my point) while saying it doesn't make sense. Look again but very carefully. Peace. August 12, 2011 @ 04:09

  45. There is gigantic ignorance and disinterest. The US does not have to borrow more or tax more to spend more even while avoiding inflation. August 12, 2011 @ 05:00

  46. @thefreedomguy You say there is no God. You say prove there is. You don't prove there's no God. You admit it can't be done. You don't know. August 12, 2011 @ 05:14

  47. I could increase Social Security, Medicare, & Medicaid while cutting taxes. It would be easy. August 12, 2011 @ 05:17

  48. I could institute single-payer healthcare for all while completely eliminating taxes. It would be easy. August 12, 2011 @ 05:18

  49. The Associated Press shouldn't write articles about 9/11 Truth unless the AP is going to dig rather than just buy government propaganda. August 12, 2011 @ 05:36

  50. The AP said the NIST "found that fire caused the collapse of 7 World Trade Center." It did not. Their tests absolutely failed to show it. August 12, 2011 @ 05:38

  51. Richard Clarke suggests the CIA tried to recruit 9/11 hijackers—then covered it up. http://t.co/NEdhcQE..... See this too: http://t.co/XS7J1lF..... August 12, 2011 @ 05:57

  52. "protest...was the latest of thousands of brief, local riots and demonstrations that happen in China every year" . August 12, 2011 @ 05:59

  53. "China saw almost 90,000 such "mass incidents" of riots, protests, mass petitions and other acts of unrest in 2009...." August 12, 2011 @ 06:01

  54. "In fact, China has riots more serious than England's every week,' said one Weibo comment." August 12, 2011 @ 06:02

  55. If London's police were ordered to stand & observe riots, it was a criminal order to allow things to get worse so draconian laws may follow. August 12, 2011 @ 07:03

  56. RE: You lost me at the following:
    A fee should be attached that is equivalent to all Government expenditures, with th... http://t.co/cotxlms..... August 12, 2011 @ 22:27

  57. Girl-Baby Home and Destitute's Charitable Trust founder's father "went to Jesus." http://t.co/z9BFGWO..... August 12, 2011 @ 23:26

  58. RE: We don't need "taxes to treasury money through a fee." We don't need taxes, period. Also, ... . August 12, 2011 @ 23:56

  59. @thefreedomguy You say you know there aren't leprechauns, so you know God doesn't exist. I'm sorry for you, but that's unreasoned. August 13, 2011 @ 00:07

  60. @ ytgv3fc7

    That's mighty wrathful. I steer clear of it. It turns one into wh (@YouTube http://t.co/RvqY9mu.....) August 13, 2011 @ 00:16


  61. Economic porn by the obscenely rich: "Meet the Global Financial Elites Controlling $46 Trillion In Wealth" | AlterNet: http://t.co/cBacylE..... August 13, 2011 @ 01:04

  62. It is unconstitutional to hire only those currently working. It is discrimination against those with no choice to be members of the class. August 13, 2011 @ 01:10

  63. If during this downturn, organizations advertise that they'll only hired the unemployed (as in not currently), I'll be favorably impressed. August 13, 2011 @ 01:16

  64. Shame on: Allstate, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Homebuilding Recruiters of America, U. of Arizona, U. of Phoenix, Oil and Gas Field Recruiters... August 13, 2011 @ 01:18

  65. "6 So-Called "Job Creators" Who Won't Hire The Unemployed" http://t.co/7isJj2I..... August 13, 2011 @ 01:18

  66. If you say that corporations are not persons, then you are really saying that money shouldn't have a greater say / a larger vote. Good. August 13, 2011 @ 01:23

  67. @thefreedomguy Your problem is that you assign to me what you cannot do. You insist on proof but can't provide it. I have faith. What's new? August 13, 2011 @ 01:26

  68. "Confidence among Americans in the stability of the nation's banking industry has hit rock bottom." 37%? Bottom is 0%, where it should be. August 13, 2011 @ 01:38

  69. Big story in Turkey: "Fallout from the spy scandal in the Turkish Navy": http://t.co/HjFT7Fr..... August 13, 2011 @ 01:51

  70. "So let us fight together with Israel, with our Zionist brothers against all anti-Zionists...." — Anders Behring Breivik the Zionist August 13, 2011 @ 02:02

  71. I'm no Freemason, but I love truth. Freemason Albert Pike did not write to Freemason Giuseppe Mazzini about three world wars. It's a hoax! August 13, 2011 @ 02:23

  72. There's much truth in this statement: "Israel's 'Real Estate Revolution' Is Not About Justice or Peace" http://t.co/ce1gWIq..... August 13, 2011 @ 02:44

  73. There's much truth in this statement: "Israel's 'Real Estate Revolution' Is Not About Justice or Peace" http://t.co/uQEL9OA..... August 13, 2011 @ 02:49

  74. RE: Well, I appreciate your patience and effort to reexplain your idea. Nevertheless, for the reasons I've already st... . August 13, 2011 @ 03:07

  75. @thefreedomguy Ridiculous: You emphatically state there is no God but turn around, laugh, and write that you "set forth NO proposition." August 13, 2011 @ 03:30

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