George Carlin Was SO On Point!

George Carlin

I am a big fan of the late, great George Carlin.  He had keen powers of observation and I enjoyed his ‘tell is like it is‘ style.  This clip was sent to me (again) with a note stating that George must have had a crystal ball.  I’m sure he didn’t; he was simply alert.… [Read more]

So…Got Nothing Better To Do?

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With so many national issues in desperate need of attention, why is so much time being spent trying to undo any and all prior steps made toward progress?

Point for discussion:  women’s reproductive rights.  With high unemployment levels, a crumbling national infrastructure, a barely growing economy and a banking system that is still in need of regulatory reform it seems like we as a nation have our hands quite full.  … [Read more]

Tax ‘Free’ Corporations

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Have you noticed that those who are seriously getting PAID are seriously not paying a damn thing?  Seriously!!

We thought we’d post this in light of the news about banks’ record profits, higher fees and unwillingness to pay taxes — all while they lay off thousands of employees.… [Read more]

They Don’t Care About Us

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All I wanna say is that They don’t really care about us…

All I wanna say is that They don’t really care about us…

~  Refrain from Michael Jackson’s They Don’t Care About Us

 

When I think of people who repeatedly take actions that work against their own best interests, the chorus from Michael Jackson’s song ‘They Don’t Care About Us’ comes to mind.  … [Read more]

I’ll Take My OWS Un-Americanism with Fat-Free Milk and No Sugar

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While preparing my morning coffee and instant oatmeal, I overheard a conversation between three twenty-something colleagues of mine. They were discussing Occupy Wall Street outside a conference room that just happened to be named Wall Street. The takeaways from this three-way chat were as follows:

  • I’m not right-wing but I can’t get behind people who hate my country;
  • They don’t even know what the hell they’re bitching about;
  • They’re jealous that we have jobs and they don’t.
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Show and Tell

Show & Tell

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them”.

                                                                                   ~Maya Angelou

The American people appear to be waking up (albeit still a little too slowly andway late in the day) to the fact that many members of Congress do not have their best interests at heart.   In fact, some (many?) seem to have only two unified goals:  preventing President Obama from keeping his word to the American people on just about everything and making certain that he serves only one term.… [Read more]

Against Ending A War?

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Polls have said for several years that the majority of Americans are against the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.  We’re still a long away from peace but, for many, President Obama’s announcement that the troops will be pulled out of Iraq to come home in time for the holidays was a welcome announcement.  Of course, we all know you can’t please everyone….[Read more]

Friends With No Benefits

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According to government statistics, approximately seven million people in the U.S. are unemployed. For too many, that means scraping by on unemployment insurance.

Federal unemployment insurance is called an ‘entitlement’ program; some politicians who use the word entitlement convey the image of a class of people who feel entitled to receive funds without having done anything to earn it.  … [Read more]

No ‘Bennies’

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The long-term unemployed have the fallen off the radar; nobody seems to be tracking them anymore.  Once people have exhausted their 99 weeks maximum unemployment benefits, they fall into the ‘No Zone’.… [Read more]

Another Big Bank Heist

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The word is out: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) settled with Citigroup for $285 million.  In yet another case of fraud by a ‘too-big-to-fail’ bank, investors lost millions as the result of being misled — this time, about mortgage bonds.  In the settlement, Citigroup doesn’t admit or deny the allegation that they behaved badly and/or did anything wrong by betting against the very mortgage securities they convinced their investors to buy.… [Read more]

The Proud Worker

These days, just who is the ‘proud worker’?  In a lousy economy it’s a challenge for nearly all workers to maintain their optimism…except for this dingbat.… [Read more]

Donkeysaddle Projects: Art as Inspiration and Activism

Jen Marlowe

Our goals at BorderlessNewsandViews.com include eradicating the walls that arise between people and presenting you with ‘the other side of the news’.  We’re on the lookout for creative people who help us learn about ourselves — and the things that make us more…human. 

The inaugural ‘Breaking Borders’ post is an interview with Ms.… [Read more]

Six Weeks of GOP Debates

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Last night’s debate among Republican presidential candidates was the fifth debate in six weeks.  My summary:

  • *Yawn*
  • Herman Cain still hasn’t walked away from the very idea that an electric fence to keep out undocumented immigrants may present significant problems — like electrocuting people.
  • *Yawn*
  • Rick Perry answered what he felt like answering, rather than the questions Anderson Cooper, the debate’s moderator, asked him.  
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Yes, the ‘Occupiers’ DO Know What They Want…

ElizabethWarren

The media often portrays the Occupy Wall Street movement as one with no coherent message. Of course, as with nearly everything else, we should all consider the source — especially since mainstream media gave up on real reporting and resorted to talking heads bleating their corporate overlords’ opinions, cast as ‘research’ and ‘investigative journalism’, ages ago.… [Read more]

The Big Sweep – Occupy Wall Street Is Staying Put

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Along with its famous landmarks, skyscrapers and large population, New York City had a reputation for decades as a dangerous and filthy city.  With much hard work over the years, the city has significantly decreased its crime levels and made itself look much more attractive.  Clearly, other matters are at the forefront of the city’s agenda but, as much cleanliness matters, using it as an excuse to bring in police to suppress a protest and evict protestors is a rather transparent move. [Read more]

Send In The Clowns…

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Poor Charlie Rose…he’s known for his ability to skillfully conduct interviews and gather important information from public figures. I can’t begin to imagine what thoughts were swirling around his brain as he moderated the GOP presidential debate last night. Perhaps something like this?:

Tweedledum and Tweedledee

Agreed to have a battle;

For Tweedledum said Tweedledee

Had spoiled his nice new rattle.[Read more]

WHERE are the JOBS, Speaker Boehner?

GOP Elephant & Obama1 - Thanks to Cherie Welsh for summing up this fiasco!

It’s a good thing my blood pressure is at a healthy level… Watching the news, particularly when I see the loathsome faces of the obstructionists also known as the GOP, would be enough for me to bust a major artery makes me wonder just when the interests of the people of the U.S. are going to be placed above dumb-arse politics.  [Read more]

Is THIS The Best We’ve Got?

Alan Greenspan

Really?  Oh, and by the way, I’m not talking about Republican presidential candidates Herman Cain (Oh Lawdhamercy), Mitt Romney (YAWN!), Rick Perry (WTLF?!?) and Michelle Bachmann (DUH!).  I’m talking about the people who currently hold seats in the US Senate and the people they deem worthy of listening to…like Alan Greenspan a.k.a., the fiscal grim reaper.… [Read more]

He Said NO!

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So…it seems the big headline of the day is that New Jersey’s governor, Chris Christie, has stated AGAIN that he is not going to broaden the pool of current GOP candidates by running for President.

DUH!!!

What is it with the mainstream media in this country ok, I KNOW that there are too many things to list![Read more]

The Occupation of Wall Street – and Starting A Movement of ‘The 99%’

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I’m loving Occupy Wall Street.  It is described as a people-powered movement for people who want to express discontent for the current political and economic environment and I really don’t care what this movement is called as long as I see a little democracy in action, something we don’t get to see when all of the economic pain is shared and the profits are privatised.… [Read more]