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November 27, 2008

My feedback on ‘the defense of marketing’

I read this article and got very frustrated. Here’s my response: So … you want your cake and you want to eat it too? I read this and realized you’re not really defending marketing.  You’re trying to justify giving my cash to someone else when they haven’t earned it. As a taxpayer, the question is ‘why’.  Why did these companies get so far down into […]

November 25, 2008

Indian Farmers Committing Suicide en masse … because of GM seeds?

This story is sad.  It tells about the dismal treatment of a working class in India that has been manipulated into believing it can dig itself out of povery, all for the benefit of a single corporation known as Monsanto. By Andrew Malone When Prince Charles claimed thousands of Indian farmers were killing themselves after using GM crops, he was branded a scaremonger. In fact, […]

November 7, 2008

Socialist International: Statement on the Global Financial Crisis The following is from the Socialist International Statement on the Global Financial Crisis.  I’ve been trying to find additional sources and discussions related to unique approaches to ‘solving’ the crisis that’s been thrust upon us all (and I mean, the globe), so if you have links or other sources, please provide them in the comments. STATEMENT ON THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS The financial crisis […]

November 7, 2008

The High Cost of Defense

This article shows the return to a warrior economy. During the Clinton years, the US government was almost able to pay off its bills because this administration had reduced defense spending.  Not a lot, but enough. At the dawn of the Bush age, we saw an iunprecedented increase in ‘defense’ spending that has nearly bankrupt the US economy. With any luck, Obama will curb the […]

October 26, 2008

Monsanto out to ruin farming in Mesopotamia?

Just as I’m reporting on SPIN farming and efforts to grow our own produce in our backyards, I come across this article describing Monsanto’s efforts to control farming in Mesopotamia.  While we make efforts to collect and harvest heritage seeds, Monsanto is ramming ‘democracy’ down the throats of Iraqi farmers in the form of legalized theft. This whole thing disgusts me.  I could be wrong, […]