Archive for December, 2010

3 Reasons Right-Wing Lies About Joblessness Stick

December 28, 2010
Posted By Kéllia Ramares

Truthdig/ by David Sirota Why do people keep insisting that unemployment has nothing to do with structural economic forces or rigged public policies and everything to do with individual motivation? December 17, 2010  |   During the recent fight over extending unemployment benefits, conservatives trotted out the shibboleth that says the program fosters sloth. Sen. Judd...Read more »

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America in Decline: Why Germans Think We’re Insane

December 28, 2010
Posted By Kéllia Ramares
America in Decline: Why Germans Think We’re Insane

December 26, 2010  |   As an American expat living in the European Union, I’ve started to see America from a different perspective. The European Union has a larger economy and more people than America does. Though it spends less — right around 9 percent of GNP on medical, whereas we in the U.S. spend close...Read more »

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The 10 Greediest People of the Year

December 24, 2010
Posted By Kéllia Ramares
The 10 Greediest People of the Year

By Sam Pizzigati They came, they saw, they took it all. Welcome to the world where thieves have no honor, and those who hone their talents hammering the rest of us are lavishly rewarded. December 20, 2010 | // Hard times can be good times — for the aggressively avaricious. Where others see pain, they...Read more »

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Sustainable Economies Law Center

December 23, 2010
Posted By Kéllia Ramares

Sustainable Economies Law Center Janelle Orsi of SELC sent me a 9 minute video that sums up what her organization does. SELC is a great tool for building a new economy to replace what is now (thankfully) collapsing. Check it out! Read more »

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Equal Pay for Equal Work Should Apply to Web Writers

December 22, 2010
Posted By Kéllia Ramares

By Kéllia Ramares Recently, a friend forwarded to me an article from AlterNet.org. It was a reprint from another progressive site. I went to the latter site to look up their writer’s guidelines because I was thinking of writing an article in response to the one my friend sent me. This publication has print and...Read more »

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Temporary Jobs, Permanent Bills: Time to Rethink Economics

December 21, 2010
Posted By Kéllia Ramares
Temporary Jobs, Permanent Bills: Time to Rethink Economics

By Kéllia Ramares According to a New York Times article published on December 19, 2010, the US Labor Department reported that 80% of the 50,000 private sector jobs added in November were temporary as were more than a quarter of the private sector jobs added this year. The latter figure is startling in comparison to...Read more »

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National Review editor: Parents of kids in school breakfast programs are criminals

December 8, 2010
Posted By Kéllia Ramares
National Review editor: Parents of kids in school breakfast programs are criminals

By Daniel Tencer Monday, December 6th, 2010 — 6:44 pm   Parents of children who participate in school breakfast programs are "criminally negligent," says the Washington editor of the conservative National Review. Kate O’Beirne, who also appears as a pundit on MSNBC, made the comment at a Republican strategy session she moderated at the...Read more »

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Arizona Cuts Financing for Transplant Patients

December 5, 2010
Posted By Kéllia Ramares
Arizona Cuts Financing for Transplant Patients

Joshua Lott for The New York Times Randy Shepherd, a patient, and his daughter Krista. By MARC LACEY PHOENIX — Even physicians with decades of experience telling patients that their lives are nearing an end are having difficulty discussing a potentially fatal condition that has arisen in Arizona: Death by budget cut. Effective at the beginning...Read more »

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The Return of Debtors’ Prisons

December 4, 2010
Posted By Kéllia Ramares
The Return of Debtors’ Prisons

Original Content December 4, 2010 By Steve Breyman Spent any time recently (voluntarily or not) in an urban courtroom? After an hour or two, you’re quite certain that debtors’ prisons are back with a vengeance, and a twist. As to the vengeance: In New York City alone, according to a new report from Human...Read more »

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Ron Paul: ‘What we need is more WikiLeaks’

December 4, 2010
Posted By Kéllia Ramares
Ron Paul: ‘What we need is more WikiLeaks’

  By Stephen C. Webster Friday, December 3rd, 2010 — 2:36 pm Popular Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul is no stranger to breaking with his party, but in a recent television appearance the libertarian-leaning Rep. went even further than any member of Congress in defending whistleblower website WikiLeaks. Speaking to Fox Business host...Read more »

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