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Killing Marine Life with Ethanol

Captain-Jeff Wrote: Jul 19, 2014 8:05 PM
Eagles, birds, bats, and shrimp don't make massive campaign contributions to politicians. Corn farmers and ethanol producers do. Enough said.
The decision of who to vote for here is simple. Purdue is a proven business leader with a strong sense of what will help the US and Georgia economy. Kingston in an GOP establishment insider who has been the king of pork barrel spending and whose TV hit pieces against Purdue have been a series of proven lies and distortions. Do we want more of what the GOPe has given us or do we want a business leader who tells the truth?
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Who'll Build the Roads?

Captain-Jeff Wrote: Jul 16, 2014 9:01 AM
Comments below say that mass transit, bike paths, and railroads are none of the federal government's business, and I agree. But the point that everyone is missing is that government spending on transportation (and most other things) has NOTHING to do with what is right, what is needed, or what the people want. Most government spending is part of cycle of graft and corruption. The government passes a law to collect highway taxes, and listens to lobbyists who tout that the best way to spend that money is to put up electronic signs over the interstates and a massive network of video cameras. The lobbyists are paid by the corporations who make, sell, and install the signs and cameras. Congress passes the spending bill. The government bureaucracy grows to "manage" the project. The manufacturers and corporations make profits on the projects. People are employed making and installing the signs. The lobbyists get paid from the profits, and a significant percentage of the profits are returned to the politicians in the form of "campaign contributions." Unfortunately no one asked the public if they wanted a sign over the highway that says, "Drive Safe, Have a nice day." We have a government system built to foster a cycle of graft and corruption, and John Boehner is at the head of it.
Because American consumers won't pay the inflated prices caused by the inflated pay required to get US workers to do the jobs. Would you be willing to pay 3-4times more for vegetables grown in the US and picked by US workers, or the cheaper vegetables imported from South America? Farmers and businesses exist in a world market with competition from cheaper labor markets. US workers have priced themselves out of the jobs thanks to unions and minimum wage laws.
"What Will the House Challenge the President On?" Only what the Chamber of Commerce and Boehner's cronies tell him to. Boehner is a squid, no backbone and will suck up to anyone or anything that contributes to his campaign fund. Want the GOPe to do something, contribute a couple million to their campaign slush funds and they'll listen. Otherwise they couldn't care less.
But Patton and MacArthur were courageous leaders. Boehner and McCarthy are spineless wimps that are on the take from their big business Chamber of Commerce cronies. Boehner is only interested in "milking" the system for campaign donations and challenging Obama doesn't bring in the cash.
"That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
The same can be said for blacks that I know who were raised in military families and have lived overseas.
Or the making of people like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and the victim-hood purveyors.
Because they hadn't been taught from infancy that they were victims and that the white world owed them an education, a job, a living wage, a home, food, clothing, and comfort.
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Omission Control

Captain-Jeff Wrote: Jun 25, 2014 9:20 AM
Science like all things is driven by money. When money flows from government, science goes in the direction that government wants it to go, and that's dependent on the direction that the politicians think will get them the most money from their donors. When big Pharma, big corn, or Chinese windmill manufacturers are funding the politicians, science will follow.
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