Twitter Digest: December 6, 2011

  1. Twitter Digest: December 3, 2011 December 3, 2011 @ 17:08

  2. Tell Reid & Pelosi: Don't cave to Republican threats against the poor on the Keystone XL Pipeline December 4, 2011 @ 06:03

  3. #ows US: "number of people looking for a job fell by 315,000" -- John Mauldin. People are giving up & will soon "not count." December 4, 2011 @ 07:01

  4. #ows US: "number of people counted as not in the labor force...swelled by 487,000 to a record 86.5 million." -- John Mauldin December 4, 2011 @ 07:01

  5. Trump the shameless Birther.... "Trump? The Republican Primary Is Now Officially A Gong Show," by Joe Conason. December 4, 2011 @ 07:05

  6. Gutting government so private enterprise can employ more is folly. Private enterprise has been trending to those at the top keeping more. December 4, 2011 @ 07:16

  7. #ows The fastest way to end this Great Employment Depression is for the federal government to hire 20 million via United States Notes. December 4, 2011 @ 07:18

  8. #ows Pay off the US National Debt via United States Notes pegged to real productivity - no inflation, deflation, austerity, or debt! December 4, 2011 @ 07:22

  9. #ows Re: DHS, Congressional economic-incentive for Occupy crackdowns: Naomi Wolf v. Joshua Holland December 4, 2011 @ 09:21

  10. Let me say first that I view pedophilia as symptomatic of lust and depravity in general. Also, it appears to me... December 4, 2011 @ 16:07

  11. (cont.) If the male sexual organ does not belong in the orifice that exists for one purpose only, to defecate,... December 4, 2011 @ 16:07

  12. (cont.) If we here start this meme, as it were (I don't like the term myself, but so many people know the... December 4, 2011 @ 16:08

  13. Pedophilia is epidemic. What should we do as Christians? December 4, 2011 @ 16:19

  14. Boy Assault Is a Crime, Not a Sexual Debut via @AddThis December 4, 2011 @ 16:32

  15. RE:Hello Joshua,
    By Group Think, I was referring to the
    global-war-on-terror-excuse Group Think... December 4, 2011 @ 18:04

  16. #ows Frank Luntz says the government "takes from the rich." Ah, you'd think the poor invented taxes. Idiot! December 4, 2011 @ 18:41

  17. Have you ever heard of Frank Luntz? He changed "estate taxes" into "death taxes" in much of the American mind... December 4, 2011 @ 19:32

  18. Debbie, Your reply is offensive: "'ve got an obsession that is unhealthy...." It's interesting that you're... December 5, 2011 @ 12:05

  19. "...Christian zealot, who was much like you." I trust the other Christian "Zealots" here will not appreciate your... December 5, 2011 @ 14:41

  20. "...if you stand in the public square and drone on about where penises are supposed to go, how many prodigals do... December 5, 2011 @ 14:41

  21. "By the way, you have not said how you plan to address those of female persuasion who have a different anatomy. Do... December 5, 2011 @ 14:42

  22. "I also showed you the futility in attempting to lasso the media establishment...." You haven't shown that at all.... December 5, 2011 @ 14:43

  23. I don't need your forgiveness here on anything I've written here because I haven't written anything wrong. I have... December 5, 2011 @ 14:44

  24. Cowards, moral midgets: BBC climate-change episode of "Frozen Planet" to be censored out by Discovery Channel. December 5, 2011 @ 18:20

  25. Homosexual fascism: Read this: 1) and then this: 2) December 5, 2011 @ 18:54

  26. NASA - Kepler-22b -- Comfortably Circling within the Habitable Zone December 5, 2011 @ 20:52

  27. Everything that happens to a conscious child changes its brain. "Study finds how child abuse changes the brain" December 5, 2011 @ 21:13

  28. RE: @TomUsherI wonder if the Chip Berlet syndrome is afoot.There's something about a certain clique of "leftists" ... December 5, 2011 @ 21:51

  29. Greedy-Serpent Alert: GMOs are illegally in Organic Baby Food, & the NOSB allowed it! . December 6, 2011 @ 09:53

  30. On Obama's veto of "terrorists" to military custody, the "battlefield" talk is all nonsense December 6, 2011 @ 11:23

  31. #ows One of the greatest liberties of humanity is freedom from greed. December 6, 2011 @ 11:40

  32. #ows Germany & France aren't stepping up. They need to convert the euro into a debt-free currency. No bonds! No government borrowing! December 6, 2011 @ 12:33

  33. #ows The Bundesbank is right 1) bond purchases are not the right way to go & 2) QE is bad (but for the wrong reasons). December 6, 2011 @ 12:51

  34. #ows QE isn't needed under a debt-free currency supply-pegged to real productivity. You won't learn this anywhere else. Think! December 6, 2011 @ 12:56

  35. #ows The US is ethnically diverse. So is Europe. Each can have one currency, or combine them. In any case, make the currency(s) debt-free. December 6, 2011 @ 13:12

  36. #ows In proper democracy, there's no credit system to regulate. There're production & allocation decisions via equal-citizen/owner say. December 6, 2011 @ 13:17

  37. #ows An economy definitely does not need a credit system or private banking. In fact, those things are counter-productive: retarding. December 6, 2011 @ 13:18

  38. #ows The people don't understand that a democratic economy absent private banks is superior. Dictators use the ignorance. December 6, 2011 @ 13:24

  39. #ows Problem: Thinking inside existing conventional economic models. Solution: Think no usury (interest), loans, debts, taxes, even money. December 6, 2011 @ 13:30

  40. Being anti-abortion is not anti-woman. Split the hairs. Rape is not equal to casual sex. Raped women have carried to term & been glad. December 6, 2011 @ 13:57

  41. Alfred Kinsey's chain: Recent Charges Of Sexual Abuse Of Children In Hollywood Just Tip Of Iceberg December 6, 2011 @ 14:08

  42. "Obama battles charges he's not Israel's friend" Hmmm, he ought to be battling them that he is. Free Palestine. One-state solution. December 6, 2011 @ 14:40


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