HealthCare Politics

DownsizeDC – 20 Minutes, 422 Pages

The latest post on the subject of the Read the Bills Act concerns the passage of this bill: …the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 introduced on Wednesday, September 19: “Final bill text released twenty minutes before floor consideration.” That’s bad. What makes it worse is, this bill is 422 pages long. Is …

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Humor

Attention Chocoholics

M&M’s Dark Chocolate. Now in Peanut. There really isn’t anything else to say on the subject. The only question is, can I get ’em in a 5 pound bag? At the theater? Can’t seem to find these at the store anymore.  You can still buy them online.  Here’s a link to them at Amazon.  Five …

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Immigration Podcast Politics

Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them

I routinely get into arguments (in Texas, this is a serious issue) with people who seem to think that there is some way the government can control immigration; as in, the government can somehow stop native Americans who were born South of the Rio Grande from moving North of the Rio Grande in search of …

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Politics Religion

New 7 Wonders vs. Ancient 7 Wonders

From the Article at National Geographic: The contest was organized by the New7Wonders Foundation—the brainchild of Swiss filmmaker and museum curator Bernard Weber—in order to “protect humankind’s heritage across the globe.” The foundation says the poll attracted almost a hundred million votes. Yet the competition has proved controversial, drawing criticism from the United Nations’ cultural …

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Politics

DownsizeDC.org: Your questions answered

I’m always a sucker for an Orwell quote: “The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.”~ George Orwell Shining a little light on the proof behind assertions made by DownsizeDC dispatches of late. Read more if you need …

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HealthCare Politics

Sick(o) in America

John Stossel picks up the gauntlet that Micheal Moore threw down, and slaps him silly with it; in less time than it takes to watch the over-rated ‘documentary’ Sicko. Here’s a quote from the online article: There are many problems with health insurance, but that doesn’t mean we should put the government in control. If …

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Economics

Dollar continues to decline

So much for the two Canadian dollars to one US dollar that we’ve been accustomed to for the last 30 years; and the Euro hits an all time high against the dollar. Not a good day in the financial world if you are holding dollars. read more | digg story Maybe more of us should …

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Philosophy Technical

The Beancounter Mentality

A quote from the Article “iPhone & iPod: contain or disengage?“: “Apple has to always remember that simply making money CANNOT be its point of existence. The point of any company should be to make customers want to give it money, NOT to get money from customers. It’s a subtle distinction that is the difference …

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Politics

DownsizeDC.org Blog | Cal Ripken Way

Short, sweet and to the point: We like one-page bills. They are the next best thing to no bills at all. They are short and to the point. But there’s something odd about this process. read more | digg story Which is the way the spending bills ought to be. Short, sweet and to the …

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Humor

Today’s Beef: ‘Schedule’ Should Mean ‘Reliable’

This is a purposely amorphous beef, got it? Work schedules. I hate ’em. I’ve always hated ’em. Ditto for television schedules. Hell, just include event planning of any kind. When you say you’re going to do something on a particular date and time, then that something should occur on that date, at that time. And, …

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