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Connecticut Man1
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 7:48pm

I really want to know how we can possibly have an honest discourse on the subject of "don't ask, don't tell" when I have to stop and explain how a truly ignorant bigot like Rep. Ike Skelton is serving as a politician, never mind on the Armed Services Committee, to my 7 year old child?

Of all the ridiculous rationalizations that we've seen peddled to justify opposing the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," ...read more

Unenergy
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 7:51pm

Rig survivors: BP ordered shortcut on day of blast

BP official wanted workers to replace heavy mud, used to keep the well's pressure down, with lighter seawater to help speed a process that was costing an estimated $750,000 a day and was already running five weeks late, rig survivors told CNN.

BP won the argument, said Doug Brown, the rig's chief mechanic. "He basically said, 'Well, this is how it's gonna be.' "

In the CNN interviews, the workers described a corporate culture...read more

Connecticut Man1
Sunday, May 23, 2010 - 5:45pm

Financial Crisis Tracker
Sourcewatch has developed a great widget to keep a running tally on what some call "The Great Recession".

Below is their explanation of where the numbers come from and just in case you are shocked by that 4.71 TRILLION DOLLARS number in the Wall Street bailout se...read more

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