Sunday, April 3, 2011

Reposting Political Sunday

Hadn't meant to get all political and be a downer. It's actually been a good day, as my 13-year-old daughter cleaned up at her first Kempo karate tournament. She won first place in all three events she entered, over a good Brown Belt each time.

I was trolling my social media sites, and people had posted such good links, I had to share.

This first is where Thom Hartmann gives us a much-need history lesson, explaining how the Real, Actual, Boston Tea Party was a protest by the common man against a giant obscene corporation. A real eye-opener:

Second is a columnist who gives us the hard news that we're in the tough economic situation we're in because we really didn't work very hard to avoid it. Tough stuff, but true:

Lastly, this should show you what you need to know about the modern corporation and how little they care about human life or anything apart from profit. Transocean Ltd., owner of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, awarded millions of dollars in bonuses to its executives after “the best year in safety performance in our company’s history,” according to an annual report and proxy statement released yesterday. Eleven people were killed, including nine Transocean employees, in the April 20 explosion and collapse of the rig, which gushed crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico for 86 days.

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