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In 24 hours, Guatemala will bring together the Heads of State of the region to push for a new proposal that gives countries freedom to buck the failed doctrine and adopt drug policies like those that have worked successfully in Europe.
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Posted: Jun 4, 2013 2:33pm
Feb 3, 2013
Download Green Lantern 2011 EXTENDED 720p Rip x264 YIFY mp4
Download Green Lantern 2011 EXTENDED 720p Rip x264 YIFY mp4. Or watch the stream, like I do. Discovered at http://www.movie2k.to/

Green Lantern is one of the best comics, and it is the best movie I've seen in a while. Thanks to www.movie2k.to that also includes The Hobbit, which was also quite well done in my opinion, even if it did tend to stretch the suspension of disbelief a tad too much. 
I was actually more impressed with John Carter of Mars, than The Hobbit, which was actually more about the story having been one I could never imagine being worth reading. 
They are all stories I should have read, but these masterful movies made me glad I had not yet read any of them. 
While you're there, don't miss the cable movie version of Dune which is much more true to the story than the 1984 version, which made me glad I took pains to read the book first.
Times have changed, read the good books to savor a great movie.
Avatar marked well a change in times, being emblematic on several levels.

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Posted: Feb 3, 2013 6:15pm
Feb 1, 2013
Help us out with your vote here. I've noticed some have taken to calling this an "Open Pit Mining Bill" which I find very unsatisfactory. Frack sand mines are open pits, this is supposedly about Iron ore.

Apparently, however, the following language is in the bill:

"295.645(8): EXEMPTIONS TO GROUNDWATER QUALITY STANDARDS. When issuing or modifying a mining permit or issuing OR REISSUING ANY OTHER APPROVAL, the department may grant an exemption from a groundwater quality standard and establish an alternative concentration limit to a groundwater quality standard."

"Open Pit Mining Bill" is kinda like calling a nuclear missile an aero-flyer,calling an armed "drone" a model airplane, or calling Wounded Knee a tussle.

They get away with calling gutting unions "Right To Work", and the school to prison pipeline "No Child Left Behind"!?

We need to start calling it like it actually is a whole lot better, and this bill has nothing to do with open pit mining per se at all. I'm not at all advocating exaggeration or hyperbole, that is something we do way too much of already.

Name This Bill - PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE(:

Kill Tourism Jobs Bill

Abolish Water Standards Bill

No Environmental Regulations for Iron Mines Bill

Gogebic Mining's Bill

Free The Water Pollution Bill

Support Sulfuric Acid Leaching Bill?

Pollute at Will Mining Bill

End Water Regulation Bill

Kill Wild Rice Bill

Who Needs Fish Bill

Who Needs Water Bill

Crappier Jobs Bill

Freedom For Sulfuric Acid Bill

Your Idea Here

Open Pit Mining Bill

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Posted: Feb 1, 2013 7:28am
Feb 1, 2013
FYI     I checked:  http://www.snopes.com/politics/taxes/benefit.asp - declared TRUE
 Pay attention to your next Social Security income, whether you get a check or an electronic deposit....note what it is now called...see below..

                             

SOCIAL SECURITY NOW CALLED 'FEDERAL BENEFIT PAYMENT' /ENTITLEMENT!
 
Have you noticed, your Social Security check is now referred to as a "Federal Benefit Payment"?
 
I'll be part of the one percent to forward this.
I am forwarding it because it touches a nerve in me, and I hope it will in you.  
 
Please keep passing it on until everyone in our country has read it.  
 
The government is now referring to our Social Security checks as a “Federal Benefit Payment.”
This isn’t a benefit – its earned income!  
Not only did we all contribute to Social Security but our employers did too.
 
It totaled 15% of our income before taxes.
If you averaged $30K per year over your working life, that's close to $180,000 invested in Social Security.
 
If you calculate the future value of your monthly investment in social security ($375/month, including both
your and your employer’s contributions) at a meager 1% interest rate compounded monthly, after 40 years of
working you'd have more than $1.3+ million dollars saved! This is your personal investment .  
 
Upon retirement, if you took out only 3% per year, you'd receive $39,318 per year, or $3,277 per month .
 
That’s almost three times more than today’s average Social Security benefit of $1,230 per month, according to the
Social Security Administration (Google it - it’s a fact).
 
And your retirement fund would last more than 33 years (until you're 98 if you retire at age 65)!
I can only imagine how much better most average-income people could live in retirement if our government had just LEFT IT ALONE.

 
Instead, the folks in Washington pulled off a bigger Ponzi scheme than Bernie Madoff ever did.
They took our money and used it elsewhere. They “forgot” that it was OUR money they were taking.
They didn’t have a referendum to ask us if we wanted to lend the money to them.
 
And they didn’t pay interest on the debt they assumed.
And recently, they’ve told us that the money won’t support us for very much longer.
But is it our fault they misused our investments?
 
And now, to add insult to injury, they’re calling it a “benefit,” as if we never worked to earn every penny of it.
Just because they “borrowed” the money, doesn't mean that our investments were a charity!
Let’s take a stand.
 
We have earned our right to Social Security and Medicare.
Demand that our legislators bring some sense into our government –
 
Find a way to keep Social Security and Medicare going, for the sake of that 92% of our population who need it.
 
Then call it what it is:
Our Earned Retirement Income.  
 
99% of people won't forward this.
Will you?

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Posted: Feb 1, 2013 3:09am
Feb 1, 2013
"Protecting the Waters of the Penokee Hills" with Frank Koehn and Skip Jones
Saturday at 7:00pm
UWSP DUC Laird room in Stevens Point, Wisconsin

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Posted: Feb 1, 2013 3:02am
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Posted: Feb 1, 2013 2:53am
Feb 1, 2013
Doing a thing is, in it self, quite enough to create the impression that one can do such a thing.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2013 2:28am
Jan 30, 2013
Which sucks, 'cuz I'm a were-cat.
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Werecat special powers: extra cute, extra haughty, extra pissed, & extra powerful "I didn't do it" field.

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Posted: Jan 30, 2013 7:22pm
Jan 30, 2013
Can a cheap unarmed drone or two take out an expensive military bot swarm?
For now, it seems the answer is yes. For pennies on the dollar, even if it takes vastly superior numbers.
It seems quite likely that by rapidly pushing forward with drones the US military has managed to level the playing field again.

All they need to do to reverse this is develop large powerful land based ones, but for now it is much easier to program and control them in the air.
And any air platform is easily crashed by fouling the control or lift surfaces, or entangling the drive.

It seems we have more time than I thought to grow up before our toys kill us all.
Since one of the main trends right now is tinier and tinier and more and more swarm intelligence, it will not be a lot of time.

For now a cheap consumer drone without any payload is an effective counter, but when they get too small to see very well, it will once again be like fighter jets, tanks, and rocket launchers VS rifles.

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Posted: Jan 30, 2013 6:33pm
Jan 30, 2013
Liarrhea

"15 Crucial Facts NEVER Heard On The Mainstream Media" - MOC #141

No Rights For Workers Bill
Dicktoitiveness
Criminal Fracktivity
Koch Suckers
Mad Wow Disease
Assholier Than Thou
Limpotent

"How Words Can Change The World" - MOC #196

Craptastic

"ELECTION 2012: The Results! (with Cursing!)" - MOC #184

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