SEARCHING FOR THE TRUTH IN A PILE OF BULLSHIT

Saying what needs to be said,
or echoing it if someone said it better.

Pointing out the evils of the world is easy.
Figuring out how to fix them... THAT'S THE DREAM.

Run by Phil.

Creating a middle class is always a choice, and by embracing Reaganomics and cutting taxes on the rich, we decided back in 1980 not to have a middle class within a generation or two. George H.W. Bush saw this, and correctly called it “Voodoo Economics.” And we’re still in the era of Reaganomics - as President Obama recently pointed out, Reagan was a successful revolutionary.

On Heartbleed and the NSA

futuresam666:

marco:

The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, now dubbed the Heartbleed bug, and regularly used it to gather critical intelligence, two people familiar with the matter said.

It’s a shame that the…

you want the Obama admin to address this? it’s like asking cancer to stop being cancer. if you’re still expecting this admin to do anything about their own treacherous ways then you need a cold shower. I’m happy more of us are having the wool pulled back a little to see how this disgusting American sausage is made. from heartbleed to running weapons out of Benghazi to AQ in turkey and Jordan. this nation is covered in blood and will stay drenched in it as long as cash is king.

rollership:

introspectivemeltdown:

This is my favorite post of all time. Once you see this there’s no going back. Our government isn’t a government. Its a corporation. Our congressmen aren’t elected officials they are CEOs who buy their way into office.

(Source: thinksquad, via hannibal-horpse)

If you are 35 or younger - and quite often, older - the advice of the old economy does not apply to you. You live in the post-employment economy, where corporations have decided not to pay people. Profits are still high. The money is still there. But not for you. You will work without a raise, benefits, or job security. Survival is now a laudable aspiration.

Quoted from Sarah Kendzior’s “Surviving the Post-Employment Economy

“In the United States, nine percent of computer science majors are unemployed, and 14.7 percent of those who hold degrees in information systems have no job. Graduates with degrees in STEM - science, technology, engineering and medicine - are facing record joblessness, with unemployment at more than twice pre-recession levels. The job market for law degree holders continues to erode, with only 55 percent of 2011 law graduates in full-time jobs. Even in the military, that behemoth of the national budget, positions are being eliminated or becoming contingent due to the sequester.

It is not skills or majors that are being devalued. It is people.”

(via humanpig)

(Source: sextus--empiricus, via humanpig)

nilpholan:

So it’s 2014, and I still have to break it to people that we’re funding and training the same old Al Qaeda, and all only to see this expression of shock and confusion as if the person believed there was a fragment of humanity left in global politics.

Just do us all a favor and file your god damn tax returns. 

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.

—Thomas Jefferson (via mmmmbeefy96)

(via chocolaterambo)

The wealthy 0.01% minority who rule over the 90% majority understands that the future of their system depends on convincing or paying off 9.99% of the population who become the opinion leaders, the managers, the foremen, the supervisors, the small businessmen and the other shock troops of the system. The rich are like the pathetic men who frequent red-light districts — they must pay for it — and the right wing columnists/celebrities/media hacks/researchers do it for money, often working in the political equivalent of brothels, called think tanks. The choices offered young writers, journalists and academics who aspire to earn a decent living at their craft are not great today. There are many more opportunities to voice opinions supporting the system than to criticize it.