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Bi-Partisanship We Dont Need: The President Offers to Cut Social Security and Republicans Agree (humanbeing) From Robert Reich: John Boehner, Speaker of the House, revealed why it’s politically naive for the President to offer up cuts in Social Security in the hope of getting Republicans to clos.....- 4/10/2013 5:15:58 PM
'The House I Live In' from Independent Lens, PBS (humanbeing) From Robert Reich: John Boehner, Speaker of the House, revealed why it’s politically naive for the President to offer up cuts in Social Security in the hope of getting Republicans to clos.....- 4/10/2013 2:41:26 PM
Power Shift Away From Green Illusions By Steve Horn, Truthout, Interview (humanbeing) (And while you're at it, don't forget to read The Long Emergency by James Howard Kunstler, and don't blame me if you have trouble sleeping at night.) From Truth-out.org: "Every.....- 4/8/2013 9:38:13 PM
The Battle for Private Property Rights in Texas & Pipelines (humanbeing) From indytexans.com: IMPORTANT HEARING TUESDAY 1:30 p.m. in AUSTIN. There are two competing bills addressing common carrier pipeline designations currently working their way through the Tex.....- 4/8/2013 2:01:12 PM
Endless drive for private school vouchers... (pstern)   Texas Still Blowing Bubbles at Public Education   Sooner or later the State will have to deal properly with public education, which needs to be revamped and financed intelli.....- 4/8/2013 12:02:38 PM
Comanche Peak Devaluation- From $2.539 Billion to $2.2 Billion this year (salon) So... since 80 percent of Somervell County's tax revenue comes from Comanche Peak, what happens to services when there is a shortfall? Property taxes on individuals? Yes, except that there is a.....- 4/7/2013 10:19:19 AM
Memory Lane-Recap on Land of the Dinosaur Investment Scam (salon) Saw in the local Glen Rose Reporter newspaper that the City of Glen Rose is STILL wondering why they didn't make any money off the investment they (actually 4b but okayed by the city) made to the .....- 4/7/2013 9:51:56 AM
Oil Pipeline Myth... (pstern) In response to the Arkansas oil pipeline leak and the Keystone project... How does pipe-lining oil from Canada to the Texas Gulf ensure that American oil and gas prices will decline?   .....- 4/2/2013 7:34:13 PM
Sid *Sonogram* Miller is a Texas lobbyist now (salon) from the Texas Ethics Commission website   1102 Miller, Sidney C. 6407 highway 377 stephenville, TX 76401 Date Reg Filed: 02/21/2013 (254)968-2211 2013 Start.....- 4/2/2013 9:14:19 AM
For whom the road tolls... (pstern) Tolls pushed again for S/SW Austin   No one says that traffic is light in S. and SW Austin or that roadways built in the past lacked a futuristic insight of what traffic would be .....- 4/1/2013 5:50:08 AM
Energy Future Holding Getting Sued by Aurelius Over Sweetheart Deal Loan (salon) According to Bloomberg News of March 20 2013, EFH is being sued by Aurelius Capital over those dang loans EFH made to itself. Remember this? Let's review. Energy Future Holding, as represen.....- 3/29/2013 11:50:32 AM
kill out of state Concealed Weapons Licenses? (pstern) Senate Bill 481 is a ridiculous bill.  It was written to eliminate out of state concealed gun licenses for Texans.   If certain Texas legislators don't like out of state .....- 3/27/2013 9:48:57 AM
Senate Votes Against Cuts to Social Security: Media Doesn't Notice (humanbeing) I don't know about you, but I'm disgusted with the news outlets in this country and their use of the word "Entitlement" when referencing a fund I have contributed to for over fort.....- 3/25/2013 8:29:36 PM
Special Driver's Licenses for illegals? (pstern) In response to providing undocumented immigrants with special driver’s licenses...         The Texas Legislature is proposing special licenses for.....- 3/25/2013 8:26:16 AM
Toll Roads NOT Healthy for Living Things... (pstern) Stop Toll Road Frenzy       I have written many times about toll roads and why we should not build and use them.     As t.....- 3/19/2013 9:56:18 AM
Medicaid Expansion and Obstructionist Republicans in Texas (salon) from Lon Burnam Dear Friends, I wanted to update you on one of the most important issues to be decided this legislative session: Medicaid. Under the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacar.....- 3/8/2013 9:37:54 AM
Really? Griping abut Rand Paul's Filibuster? (salon) I saw today that some people were complaining and poking fun at Rand Paul for his talking filibuster yesterday. Paul was making a point about how the Obama administration needed to clarify that it .....- 3/7/2013 2:58:57 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused - Glen Rose City Council Technology Edition (salon) Have long believed that every government entity should publish audio from its meetings, which most record anyway, on a publicly available website. Somervell County Water District started doing this.....- 3/6/2013 7:08:02 PM
Tape Or Digital Malfunction?- What happened at Glen Rose City Council Meeting Feb 7 2013 (salon) I was curious to hear what happened in open session at the Glen Rose City Council meeting on Feb 7 2013, so I did an open records request today asking to get a copy of the audio in digital format. .....- 3/6/2013 5:58:33 PM
Who Signed the Somervell County Hospital District Election Petition? (salon) In other words, who wants 17 1/2 cents tax raise? PDF Patricia Jackson Faust - Hwy 67, Glen Rose Norma Wade - Huffman, Glen Rose Jimmie Sumners Hwy 67, Glen Rose Allen Sumners .....- 3/6/2013 11:45:22 AM
Beautifully done- Cathy Thomas is a great decorator (salon) This picture I'm attaching won't do this room justice. When you walk into the Somervell County Courthouse, there is a room off to your immediate left that is the Elections Supervisor office.....- 3/6/2013 10:37:02 AM
Election Dates for new property tax proposal (pharper) If you are like me you are going to make a point of voting AGAINST the creation of a new property tax called a hospital district, here are the dates you can do that:   Election ch.....- 3/5/2013 12:25:38 AM
Need Another Reason to Vote DOWN the Somervell Hospital District? What if EFH Goes Bankrupt? (salon) Here's an article from Bloomberg News of Feb 25 2013 Texas Competitive Electric Holdings, the utility’s wholesale power unit, faces an October 2014 deadline on the maturity of a p.....- 3/3/2013 12:27:24 PM
A Better Plan Than 'Endless Growth': Enough Is Enough (humanbeing) From Common Dreams by Rob Dietz and Dan O'Neill: The World Economic Forum held its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland last month.  The official theme was "Resilient Dynamism,&qu.....- 3/2/2013 10:51:56 AM
The Sequester and the Tea Party Plot (humanbeing) From Robert Reich: "Imagine a plot to undermine the government of the United States, to destroy much of its capacity to do the public’s business, and to sow distrust among the popula.....- 3/1/2013 7:35:57 PM
Just How Messed up IS this Push for a Somervell County Hospital District? (salon) I want to talk about a number of things that are goofy about THIS go-round about trying to get Somervell County citizens suckered into voting for a large amount of taxes by passing a hospital distr.....- 3/1/2013 5:49:00 PM
Speaking of Abdicating Lawful Responsiblities.. Judge Mike Ford Needs To Point a Finger At Himself (salon) I laughed when I heard the audio of the 2 recent meetings (Somervell County is now putting the audio up on their website so you can HeAR the 2 special sessions concerning the hospital district - Fe.....- 3/1/2013 3:33:16 PM
Would Somervell County Commisioners CLOSE Glen Rose Medical Center if District Election Doesn't Pass? (salon) We have heard, just like last time there was a hospital district election that was going to raise everybody's taxes,that IF THE ELECTION DOES NOT PASS, THE HOSPITAL WILL BE CLOSED AND EVERYONE .....- 3/1/2013 8:36:25 AM
Wondering-Anybody Up to make a PAC to Save Taxpayer money (salon) We have heard, just like last time there was a hospital district election that was going to raise everybody's taxes,that IF THE ELECTION DOES NOT PASS, THE HOSPITAL WILL BE CLOSED AND EVERYONE .....- 2/27/2013 10:47:41 PM
Just Heard Somervell Hospital District Election to be on a SATURDAY before mother's day (salon) Raise your hand if you remember how the last hospital district election was on VALENTINE'S DAY. Think that was an accident? Nope. I have on good authority that the attorney working this deal wi.....- 2/27/2013 3:52:22 PM
In response to leglislators wanting more Charter schools... (pstern)     Of course they want more Charter Schools. There are several current and previous legislators who also sit/sat on the Boards of several such schools. This is a conflict of.....- 2/20/2013 3:52:48 AM
Thank you Larry Hulsey for standing up to the leeches who want to increase our property taxes! (pharper) I was reading the Glen Rose Reporter the other day and was very happily surprised to see Larry Hulsey was doing a great thing, standing up against the idea of a Hospital District!! I have .....- 2/19/2013 6:40:31 PM
Republicans keep blaming Obama for the 'sequester' when they voted for it (pharper) In 10 days, or March 1st, the 'sequester' or 'automatic spending cuts' will start. I keep hearing on the talk shows from Republicans that "The President is the one who came wit.....- 2/19/2013 6:08:59 PM
Hanford Nuclear Tank Leaking Radioactive Waste (humanbeing) From Huffington Post By SHANNON DININNY and MIKE BAKER 02/15/13 06:19 PM ET EST   .....- 2/16/2013 9:15:54 AM
NASA: Alarming Water Loss in Middle East (humanbeing) By MICHAEL CASEY AP Environmental Writer, ABC News DOHA, Qatar February 12, 2013 (AP) An amount of freshwater almost the size of the Dead Sea has been lost in parts of the Middle East due to po.....- 2/12/2013 6:56:15 PM
DOD extends some benefits to same-sex spouses, partners of gay troops (pharper) By Bill Briggs and Jim Miklaszewski , NBC News Departing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta extended Monday a list of benefits — all previously denied by the Pentagon — to .....- 2/11/2013 11:34:05 PM
Texas Power Giant Could Be Split Up (humanbeing) From The Wall Street Journal: Energy Future Holdings Corp., the struggling Texas power company involved in a record leveraged buyout, could end up splitting as it faces significant choke points.....- 2/8/2013 7:17:31 PM
re: pensions for Texas ex-lawmakers??? (pstern) The public is not permitted to view the pension packages and amounts of ex-lawmakers . It's always “open government” on THEIR terms.     Why the heck are .....- 2/6/2013 8:54:08 AM
Ex-Navy sniper killed near Glen Rose at gun range (pharper) (CNN) -- Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, author of the best-selling autobiography "American Sniper," was one of two people killed Saturday at a gun range, authorities said. The 38-year-o.....- 2/3/2013 9:45:25 AM
Chuck Hagel's Senate Hearing (humanbeing) From The Guardian by Michael Cohen: Under article 2, section 2 of the US constitution, the Senate is granted responsibility to "advise and contest" on "Officers of the United Sta.....- 2/1/2013 8:46:24 AM
Water Demand for Energy to Double by 2035 (humanbeing) Marianne Lavelle and Thomas K. Grose For National Geographic News Published January 30, 2013 The amount of fresh water consumed for world energy production is on track to double within .....- 1/30/2013 7:08:53 PM
The Revisionaries from Independent Lens, PBS (humanbeing) Marianne Lavelle and Thomas K. Grose For National Geographic News Published January 30, 2013 The amount of fresh water consumed for world energy production is on track to double within .....- 1/30/2013 6:28:30 PM
Rick Perry's State of the State Address: still the Flim-Flam Man (pstern)         During his address, Perry resembled Burt Lancaster in the vintage film, “Elmer Gantry,” a traveling preacher-like con man who told peopl.....- 1/30/2013 8:14:58 AM
A Bird Ballet: A short film by Neels Castillon from Vimeo (humanbeing)         During his address, Perry resembled Burt Lancaster in the vintage film, “Elmer Gantry,” a traveling preacher-like con man who told peopl.....- 1/29/2013 6:27:55 PM
The Mindset of a Modern Warrior by Karl Marlantes, from Bill Moyers (humanbeing)         During his address, Perry resembled Burt Lancaster in the vintage film, “Elmer Gantry,” a traveling preacher-like con man who told peopl.....- 1/28/2013 6:52:06 PM
Energy Future Holdings- January 2013- ANOTHER BIG LOSS- 2.17 billion dollars (salon) From the FW Star-Telegram Energy Future Holdings, the Dallas-based electricity company, lost $2.17 billion in 2012 on sharply lower operating revenue of $5.64 billion, according to prelimin.....- 1/27/2013 4:24:10 PM
President Barack Hussein Obama is sworn into second term - VIDEO (pharper) From the FW Star-Telegram Energy Future Holdings, the Dallas-based electricity company, lost $2.17 billion in 2012 on sharply lower operating revenue of $5.64 billion, according to prelimin.....- 1/20/2013 12:00:52 PM
In Case You Missed This: Led Zepplin Honored at Lincoln Center (humanbeing) From the FW Star-Telegram Energy Future Holdings, the Dallas-based electricity company, lost $2.17 billion in 2012 on sharply lower operating revenue of $5.64 billion, according to prelimin.....- 1/19/2013 10:42:01 PM
School security guard leaves gun in restroom (pharper) I think with all the discussion about putting guns in schools, it is a good reminder that people are human and WILL make mistakes so be sure you want guns in school before you pass legislation lega.....- 1/19/2013 11:05:56 AM
The Crony Capitalist Blowout by Bill Moyers (humanbeing) I think with all the discussion about putting guns in schools, it is a good reminder that people are human and WILL make mistakes so be sure you want guns in school before you pass legislation lega.....- 1/18/2013 7:16:47 AM
State parks facing another fiscal challenge (humanbeing) From the Fort Worth Star Telegram: AUSTIN -- Battered by budget cuts, heat and wildfires as well as a mounting backlog of maintenance issues, the once-again beleaguered Texas state park system .....- 1/14/2013 6:36:28 PM
Chuck Hagel's Nomination For Defense Secretary Supported By Colin Powell (humanbeing) From the LA Times: WASHINGTON -- Retired Gen. Colin Powell offered a vigorous defense of Chuck Hagel’s nomination as the next Defense secretary, even as the top Republican on the Senate Forei.....- 1/13/2013 6:48:08 PM
Save Social Security: Paul Krugman for Treasury Secretary (humanbeing) From Truth-out.org: "Many American liberals and economic populists are on guard in the wake of the fiscal cliff deal between Congress and the President on taxes and revenue because what Washin.....- 1/7/2013 8:47:41 PM
Luminant/EFH Owes $2.7 billion in interest payments this year (2013) (salon) From Truth-out.org: "Many American liberals and economic populists are on guard in the wake of the fiscal cliff deal between Congress and the President on taxes and revenue because what Washin.....- 1/7/2013 1:42:32 PM
Suicides Outnumber Battle Deaths in the Armed Services (humanbeing) From truth-out.org: Approximately every 80 minutes, a US military veteran commits suicide in the United States; for Iraq and Afghanistan, the numbers of veterans lost to suicide now outstrips c.....- 1/5/2013 7:00:39 PM
GOP is *OUT FOR BLOOD* After Fiscal Cliff Deal (humanbeing) From truth-out.org: Approximately every 80 minutes, a US military veteran commits suicide in the United States; for Iraq and Afghanistan, the numbers of veterans lost to suicide now outstrips c.....- 1/3/2013 6:46:18 PM
2012 Are You Serious? Awards (humanbeing) From Dispatches From The Edge: Every year Dispatches From The edge gives awards to news stories and newsmakers that fall under the category of “Are you serious?” Here are the awards.....- 1/2/2013 10:07:25 AM
Defense Bill Passes: Senate Overwhelmingly Backs $633 Billion Measure (humanbeing) From Huffington Post: Defense Bill Passes: Senate Overwhelmingly Backs $633 Billion Measure By DONNA CASSATA 12/21/12 05:54 PM ET EST   .....- 12/21/2012 7:34:32 PM
TAKE ME OVER THE CLIFF, PLEASE!! (humanbeing) I'm fed up with Washington and this 'Fiscal Cliff' melodrama that has turned into some kind of embarrassing soap opera that only proves that we here in America simply cannot manage ours.....- 12/20/2012 8:09:58 PM
The Way to *Save* Medicare Is to Expand It by Salvatore Babones (humanbeing) From truth-out.org: Medicare is broken. Medicare spending is out of control. Medicare will go bankrupt in 2024. If we don't act soon, Medicare will bankrupt the entire country. Wrong, wrong.....- 12/16/2012 6:44:16 PM
Military Battle PTSD With Yoga (humanbeing) From Huffington Post: For a decade, troops returning from war with mental and physical trauma have been dosed with cocktails of numbing drugs and corralled into talk-therapy sessions, often wit.....- 12/12/2012 7:31:14 PM
Americans in Texas protest spy drones (humanbeing) From http://presstv.com/: A number of people gathered at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas on Saturday to protest against the use of spy drones by the U.S. government against American citizens. Info.....- 12/11/2012 7:49:38 AM
PLAYING FOR CHANGE (humanbeing) From http://presstv.com/: A number of people gathered at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas on Saturday to protest against the use of spy drones by the U.S. government against American citizens. Info.....- 12/10/2012 11:37:35 AM
10 Ways the Government Watches You (humanbeing) I'm putting this article out there because I'm afraid that there are now many Americans, much younger than I, who accept this loss of our privacy as something that is necessary (not), norma.....- 12/9/2012 6:30:08 PM
Should Evolution Be Taught in Our Schools? (humanbeing) I'm putting this article out there because I'm afraid that there are now many Americans, much younger than I, who accept this loss of our privacy as something that is necessary (not), norma.....- 12/8/2012 7:02:58 PM
THE OVERVIEW EFFECT (humanbeing) I'm putting this article out there because I'm afraid that there are now many Americans, much younger than I, who accept this loss of our privacy as something that is necessary (not), norma.....- 12/8/2012 1:10:34 PM
Hahahaah. Senator Mitch McConnell Makes Senate History (salon) I'm putting this article out there because I'm afraid that there are now many Americans, much younger than I, who accept this loss of our privacy as something that is necessary (not), norma.....- 12/7/2012 10:04:33 AM
2012 on track for warmest year in U.S. history (humanbeing) From http://www.usatoday.com/: 5:04PM EST December 6. 2012 - Unseasonable warmth across the country this week likely has sealed the deal: 2012 will go down as the warmest year in U.S. history, .....- 12/6/2012 6:35:36 PM
Bayou Frack-Out: The Massive Oil and Gas Disaster You've Never Heard Of (humanbeing) From http://truth-out.org: For residents in Assumption Parish, the boiling, gas-belching bayou, with its expanding toxic sinkhole and quaking earth is no longer a mystery; but there is little comfo.....- 12/6/2012 6:14:41 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for December 6 2012 (salon) Why I Don't Vote Republican. This was really amusing. Incidentally, thinking about putting a counter on the site to show how many days it's been since the elections since the Republicans de.....- 12/6/2012 11:01:31 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for December 4 2012 (salon) Because right now Republicans don't think of them as Americans? Or do Republicans just think these groups don't think of themselves as Americans?  Hah. Why I Don't Vote Republican .....- 12/4/2012 6:38:38 PM
So... Somervell County Can't Use Brazos Water to Irrigate the Golf Course (salon) Here's the release from TCEQ Drought conditions are worsening in many parts of the state. As a result, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is informing water-rights holders in the.....- 11/30/2012 8:47:12 PM
Musing about the Proposed Somervell County Hospital District (salon) I had informally heard that some members of the Glen Rose Medical Center board and a whole lot of other people were invited to be on a steering committee to push through a new hospital district. Had a.....- 11/30/2012 6:00:37 PM
Frack Secrets by Thousands Keep U.S. Clueless on Wells (humanbeing) From Bloomberg: A subsidiary of Nabors Industries Ltd. (NBR) pumped a mixture of chemicals identified only as “EXP- F0173-11” into a half-dozen oil wells in rural Karnes County, Tex.....- 11/30/2012 7:42:04 AM
In historic vote, UN set to award Palestinians observer status (humanbeing) From Haaretz: "Today the UN General Assembly is expected to pass a historic resolution recognizing Palestine within the 1967 borders as a nonmember observer state. At least 150 countri.....- 11/28/2012 7:24:33 PM
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