Google Video Ends April 29, 2011 (updated)

https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/

Looks like a lot of the videos I’ve posted here are going to be unavailable on April 29.  So, if you’ve always wanted to watch one of those long videos and haven’t yet, you may wish to do so soon.

Here is the search for “googlevideo” on Dandelion Salad:

https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/?s=%22googlevideo%22

Continue reading

Prolonging the Agony… And Then Honoring It? by Philip A. Farruggio

by Philip A. Farruggio
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
April 16, 2011

Orwell himself could not have written a more satirical piece. John Stewart could not have thought up a more outrageous situation for us to digest and regurgitate. Here we have the latest human interest piece coming from the Obama White House. Page 4A of April 13th USA Today has a neat little story complete with a photo entitled ‘Michelle Obama, Jill Biden are Joining Forces ‘. The subtitle announces that the ‘project aims to lend support to military families ‘. Michelle is standing at the podium while her husband and the Bidens along with assorted military personnel look on. Continue reading

Chris Hedges: That’s how imperial powers always die

with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
April 16, 2011

Laser Guided Democracy

Image by 917press via Flickr

on Apr 16, 2011

The U.S. budget may include $38 billion of spending cuts, but there will be a financial boost for the military. This year’s planned military spending is $700 billion, while other areas including healthcare, education, and infrastructure are on the chopping block. The decision came after a long struggle between lawmakers and the Pentagon saying military cuts will threaten national security. Journalist Chris Hedges says the decision was made under severe pressure from some lobbying circles.

Continue reading

Inflation Hits Money and Lies by Joel S. Hirschhorn

by Joel S. Hirschhorn
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.foavc.org
April 16, 2011

How do the powerful keep the US population dumb and distracted?  A key tactic has been using methodologies that produce totally misleading underestimates of key economic factors.  First we learned that official unemployment figures are too low by a factor of two.  Now, understand that the official rate of inflation hitting consumers is even more inaccurate.  You will hear about a low inflation rate of less than 3 percent.  In reality, it is closer to 10 percent, according to the highly regarded analysis by John Williams.

Continue reading

Breakthrough in Faster-Than-Light Travel/Communication and SETI By Roland Michel Tremblay

By Roland Michel Tremblay
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
The Marginal
16 April, 2011

Interstellar space-travel and near-instant communication; discovering a network of intelligent extraterrestrial signals; harnessing the mysterious instantaneous quantum-entanglement effect. These are all either science fiction or things we will probably never live to see or understand, correct? Not at all. By the end of this article you will see how clarifying a simple but extremely fundamental misunderstanding in our science legacy makes all of this a viable reality – now. Continue reading

Don’t Cut Entitlements – Cut the Military By Timothy V. Gatto

By Timothy V. Gatto
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
liberalpro.blogspot.com
April 16, 2011

It seems that this President has turned his back on everything he touted during his campaign. Yet, as mature individuals we should have expected it…after all he’s a politician and most politicians lie through their teeth, right? You must remember, closing Guantanamo, having a more “transparent” government, working for peace in the Mid-East, talking to Iran, etc., etc., etc.

Continue reading

Despite President Obama’s Partial Reframe, Grover Norquist is Still Having a Wet Dream About Drowning Government by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH

by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted on Buzzflash.com
April 16, 2011

You know Grover Norquist.  He’s the Washington insider who figured prominently in the movie about Jack Abramoff, “Casino Jack.”  Grover Norquist of the “cut taxes/shrink government” mantra that has so informed GOP politics for so many years, the mantra has become the rallying cry of that GOP front known as “The Tea Party.”   Grover Norquist who used to (and he has been around for many years) talk about “starving the beast” — “the beast” referring to any Federal government programs that serve the interests of the people as a whole not just the ueber-corporate interests that Grover Norquist serves.  Grover Norquist who more recently told us that this aim was “shrink the Federal government to the size of a bathtub and then drown it in the bathtub.”  It is that Grover Norquist who is just having a grand old time now.

Continue reading