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Let’s get to know more about Paul Ryan…

Factual information is the kind of thing that can blow a hole in a wall of falsification.

We have a lot still to learn about Ryan… like these five facts:

Now, go HERE and read the 290 page research report on Ryan. See everything he’s voted for, every position he’s taken on things important to you… and more.

The business growth of Private Enterprise Prisons… this at a time when violent crimes have decreased about 41%…

 

Here are the facts… you make your own conclusion. Personally, I think making prisons a private industry sucks— I wonder when they’ll be exporting the prisoners to China.

 

And you think you have problems…

Looking at commuter problems in this country pale when we look elsewhere. This from All Hat, No Cattle (one of my all-time favorite blogs):

People ride on top of a commuter train in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. Indonesia has gone to imaginative extremes to try to stop commuters from illegally riding the roofs of trains, hosing down the scofflaws with red paint, threatening them with dogs and appealing for help from religious leaders. Now the authorities have an intimidating and possibly even deadly new tactic: Suspending rows of grapefruit-sized concrete balls to rake over the top of trains as they pull out of stations, or when they go through rail crossings. Photo/Dita Alangkara

Afghanistan is getting worse, not better…

This map showing the increase of high security risk areas growing in Afghanistan between March and October has been released by the UN.

 

What on Earth are we doing there? Isn’t it clear that we can’t succeed here?

And remember… if we get 100% out of Afghanistan, the money we save could solve ALL our other problems.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – We’ve compromised without knowing how to pay off the debt…

Tony Auth in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

Perhaps we really believe that we can, eventually, get out from under our debt to China

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LUOJIE in the China DailyBeijing, China

I don’t think the Chinese are expecting a payoff soon…

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Lisa Benson of the Washington Post News Group:

… and a short term win can have REAL consequences…

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Steve Sack in the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

… of course, when the Republicans take over Congress, it may be clear that the Democrats have LEARNED from them.