Thursday, December 27, 2012

Left Side of the Aisle #88




Left Side of the Aisle
for the week of December 27, 2012 - January 2, 2013

This week:

- Chained-CPI takes away benefits
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-18/obama-counter-offer-raises-tax-hike-threshold-to-400-000.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/19/nancy-pelosi-social-security_n_2333285.html

- Clown Award: Steve Lonegan of AFP
http://fortlee.patch.com/articles/americans-for-prosperity-60-billion-sandy-aid-package-a-disgrace-a1202edd
http://www.thenation.com/blog/171906/david-koch-now-taking-aim-hurricane-sandy-victims

- Yes, there was a coordinated attack on the Occupy movement
http://news.firedoglake.com/2012/12/24/records-confirm-fbi-targeted-occupy-protests-categorized-as-terrorist-activity/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/23/fbi-occupy-wall-street_n_2355883.html
http://www.justiceonline.org/commentary/fbi-files-ows.html
http://www.justiceonline.org/

- Outrage of the Week: NRA, the right wing, and gun violence
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/21/us-usa-shooting-connecticut-idUSBRE8BI1BV20121221?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&rpc=408
http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/NRA-s-constituent-claims-questionable-4139574.php
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/nra-defiance-newtown-draws-swift-harsh-reactions-article-1.1225243
http://www.beggarscanbechoosers.com/2012/12/nras-absurd-scapegoating-of-violent.html
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/07/a-land-without-guns-how-japan-has-virtually-eliminated-shooting-deaths/260189/#
http://www.policeone.com/active-shooter/articles/3165442-Sheriff-Civilians-tackled-Giffords-shooter/
https://www.uua.org/news/knoxville/index.shtml
http://www.care2.com/causes/top-conservative-publication-shooting-occurred-because-women-ran-the-school.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/17/james-dobson-connecticut-shooting-gay-marriage_n_2318015.html
http://jobsanger.blogspot.com/2012/12/gun-vs-auto-deaths-in-us.html
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/crime/2012/12/gun_death_tally_every_american_gun_death_since_newtown_sandy_hook_shooting.html
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1487470

- And Another Thing: Why Christmas is on December 25
http://www.religioustolerance.org/winter_solstice0.htm
http://www.religioustolerance.org/winter_solstice1.htm

2 comments:

Unknown said...

Thanks for the chained-CPI explanation - and the separation of SS from the deficit. Excellent. We need you in our discussions w Keating who STILL HAS NOT TOLD US WHICH WAY HE IS VOTING!!!!! (tick, tock, tick, tock) The whole frame of this discussion is absurd. Actually, the whole issue is disgusting.

Unknown said...

Thanks for explaining the chained-CPI for us. And pointing out that Social Security is completely separate from the budget deficit. One would never know this from watching tee-vee pundits from David Gregory to Tom Brokaw (*cough* - hairball, sorry) somberly affirm the necessity of "entitlement reform". And somehow manage to invert the issue to say that privileged people like themselves SHOULDN'T GET THOSE BENEFITS. Anyhow, excellent show. We need you in (hopefully) upcoming talks with Keating. Will keep you updated!

 
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