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A Month Ago I Presented “The Crisis of Capitalism”…

… after today’s posts and quotes on Guns and Butter, stupid internal politics and political agendas funded by money we spend on products, I thought it was time to look at the “Crisis” presentation again. For the 11 minutes of Economic Education, go HERE.

Looking over the problems we’ve covered in the past few months…

It’s getting so that time has to be sorted out among things which are all terribly important.  The difficulty here is that almost all of the things require majority participation in one form or another… and if your time is focused on one thing, it’s hard to find time for all the others.

Here goes:

1.) Problems with GMOs in foods

2.) Dangerous pollution from the Gulf Oil Spill

3.) Problems with the Military and just being at War in Afghanistan and Iraq

4.) Tea Baggers

5.) Our Disastrous Economy

6.)Republican plans to repeal Health Care advance

7.) Our relationship with Israel as they step on Palestine

8.) More GMO problems as Monsanto takes over the agriculture seed industry

9.) Wall Streets fight against financial reform

10.) Religion against Global Warming

…and that’s just part of it, It would help if you let me know which things you want to focus on here at Under The LobsterScope. Leave a comment

Quote for the Day – our priorities are screwed up…

“It is actually easier to get a permit for an offshore oil well than for a hot dog stand.”

– Earthjustice attorney David Guest

Of course, hot dog stand leaks rarely cause the kinds of problems that oil spills do.

Have you noticed that Congress gets a lot of time off?

And have you noticed that even when they are “in Session” they throw away most of Monday and Friday with traveling? And have you noticed that from Tuesday to Thursday Senators are rarely on the floor, so they are spending more time having Quorum Calls than they are debating?

Have you noticed that when they are debating neither side ever seems to be actually “debating” with the other side… like they don’t respond to each others’ comments and queries? And have you noticed that even when they do comment on a question from the other side they never really provide an accurate answer?

Have you noticed that religious holidays (like Good Friday) are observed as National Events, despite the separation of Church and State? And have you noticed that NO political party actually represents the declining Middle Class? And have you noticed that Health Care legislation should be renamed Health Insurance Company Preservation legislation?

Have you noticed that our government, our media, our students and, well, everyone else, have become more and more illiterate (misspellings on CNBC bottom-screen trailers pointed this out to me as well… or as my wife said “…but it’s CNBC!” as if that implied that a major financial network should not mistake “hole” with “whole”… as in “Secretary Geithner is getting us out of a whole”)? And have you noticed that no attention is paid to this increased illiteracy at all? By anyone?

There’s more… oh yes, there’s much more to notice, but most people are more concerned with carrying guns to public events, or paying no taxes for demanded services, or not missing Desperate Housewives. You can argue with me and say all this is not true, but could you prove it?