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Should Water be Privatized? 133 Groups Urge Rich Countries To Stop the World Bank's Push (salon) Over 130 groups from 48 countries will today [15 May] call on donor governments and agencies to abandon support for the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF), a highly controversial .....- 5/16/2007 7:15:27 PM
Quick Note- the 4B Sales Tax Passed in Glen Rose, Texas (salon) - 5/16/2007 2:14:03 PM
Another Question for Democratic Presidential Candidates-are you Going to Re-Institute Checks and Balances? (salon) I already am pretty disgusted with the support for militarism coming from so-called *top* candidates. In an article from Anti-war that Chalmers Johnson wrote, he makes this comment.As Adam Nagourney o.....- 5/16/2007 2:12:42 PM
Let's Assume the United States as Militaristic Empire is Not What We Want-How Do We Dismantle it? (salon) Article from Anti-War by Chalmers Johnson. Note this part about military spending. America's massive "military" budgets, still on the rise, are beginning to threaten the U.S. with bankruptcy.....- 5/16/2007 2:05:49 PM
Jim Keffer of TX House Dist 60 (Includes Hood County) Challenging Craddick for Speaker (salon)  Rep. Jim Keffer, an Eastland Republican who once was a close ally of House Speaker Tom Craddick, launched a bid Tuesday to unseat the first Republican speaker since Reconstruction.Keffer will challen.....- 5/16/2007 10:29:31 AM
Arrogant Oil and Gas Company Peregrine Pipeline and the FightBack from Parker County Texas Court (salon) Wow! This was quite the story. Seems that Peregrine Pipeline Company LP (Subsidiary of David H Arrington Oil and Gas) wanted to put in a big old gas compression station south of Weatherford. Not only .....- 5/16/2007 9:46:26 AM
What *IS* Private Equity? The Cerberus Buyout Exposes Who's Running Things (and Who's Paying) (salon) Posted first about this yesterday. I had forgotten that Chrysler was bailed out in a previous time by our government during Lee Iacoca days, but as we mentioned, Cerberus, run by John Snow, has just b.....- 5/16/2007 9:28:54 AM
Tax Refunds: recognizing the State's priorities (pstern) The "Haves" get their tax refund, the "Have-nots" don't While the state sits on the public's $500 million of overpaid sales taxes, it provides unemployment tax refunds to employers.....- 5/16/2007 2:07:03 AM
Cerberus-The 3 Headed Dog that Guards H*LL- Oops, I mean Snow's Company That Just Bought out Chrysler (salon) Snow who? Snow Job? No, Scumbag Snow. Funny you don't hear about the present Treasury Secretary going after ex Treasury Secretary John Snow for his conflict in spying on interbank financial transactio.....- 5/15/2007 10:28:43 PM
Iraq's SOFA Agreement and Will This Become A Permanent Military Presence Issue? (salon) I've been reading Chalmers Johnson's book "Nemesis" this month, just an excellent book. I have to keep putting it down to mull over aspects of the book that I hadn't considered before, such .....- 5/15/2007 10:05:10 PM
Trans Texas Corridor Ports to Plains Project Getting Pushed Today-Corpse NOT Buried (salon) Yes, I read the articles about the *compromise* on toll roads, including the TTC, Lest Big Bad 39 Percent Have a Special Session... so the Texas Lege caved in, and, despite a paragraph or so saying th.....- 5/15/2007 8:31:42 PM
Texas Senators Kiss Perry's Butt by Tossing HB 1892 (pstern) .Friends and Neighbors, we can't permit Perry and TxDOT to dictate laws!Governor and TxDOT on warpath --- going against the people's will!At the coercion and "muscle" of Perry and TxDOT chie.....- 5/15/2007 10:34:11 AM
Separation of Church and State? Not for Wheeling, WV *Non-Profit*-Why do MY Taxes Pay for this? (salon) I don't have any problem with a person who believes that to treat mental-health problems, one needs a strong Christian faith. IF an entity also wants to pay it's CEO an astronomically obscene salary, .....- 5/15/2007 10:35:00 AM
Toll Road Investors Conference Discusses that Pesky Problem of US Citizens (Texans) Thinking the Roads are THEIRS (salon) Those dang US citizens who believe that their taxes ought to be paying for roads. HOW CAN companies like Cintra, Macquarie, and Brisa get those Texans (and other US citizens) to change their mind so t.....- 5/14/2007 6:36:11 PM
Laugh O Day- Harriet Miers Not Appointed to SCOTU because of bias against Texans -bwahahahahahahahah (salon) Really, this whole article had me giggling, but when I came to what was in Bush's head about Miers, who probably doesn't send him cutesy fawning greeting cards any more, I broke into a full-fledged la.....- 5/14/2007 2:48:16 PM
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