Monthly Archives: May 2012


This is what the Supreme Court has wrought with the insane Citizens United case 2

It's time for a constitutional amendment that makes clear that corporations are NOT persons and enables proper limits on campaign spending.

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How the far right wing, led by Karl Rove and the Koch brothers, plans to buy the 2012 elections for the Republicans. This is truly scary stuff…

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GOP groups plan record $1 billion blitz – Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei
Republican super PACs and other outside groups shaped by a loose network of prominent conservatives – including Karl Rove, the Koch brothers and Tom Donohue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – plan to s…

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A123 Systems may not be able to survive much longer as an independent company 5

The lithium ion battery maker is facing some steep losses as a result of slow uptake of hybrid and electric vehicles using its batteries and a major recall of Fisker Karmas.

While A123's latest financial filing raises doubts about its ability to continue as a going concern, I doubt the company will go away completely since they have some solid technology and several high profile customers including +BMW +General Motors and +Fisker Automotive. My guess is that some other big supplier or battery maker will scoop up A123 at a fire sale price within the next few months. I'd look for companies including Bosch, Continental or perhaps even TRW as suitors.

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A123 sees 'going concern' risk due to steep losses
DETROIT (Reuters) — Lithium-ion battery maker A123 Systems Inc. said on Wednesday there was "substantial doubt" about its viability because the company expects to burn through cash and repo…

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It's long past time to purge Florida governor Rick Scott

It's long past time to purge Florida governor Rick Scott

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Meet Bill: The 91-Year-Old Decorated WWII Veteran Targeted By Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Voter Purge
Bill Internicola is a 91-year-old, Brooklyn-born, World War II veteran. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and received the Bronze Star for bravery. He’s voted in Florida for 14 years and never had …

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This is just so utterly wrong! 1

This is just so utterly wrong!

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Is this the first “DONK’D” Camaro ZL1?
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The Facebook IPO served to prove that it is just another ordinary company, nothing…

The Facebook IPO served to prove that it is just another ordinary company, nothing really special

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Why Facebook IPO is a disaster for Facebook's future | TWiT.TV

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Packaging any modern car is a challenge

The engineers and designers have to pack powertrains, electronic systems, passenger and cargo space and make sure everyone stays safe.

But that's nothing compared to the task of fitting all the bits in the road going missile that is a modern Formula One car. The Sauber F1 team took one of its cars from a couple of years ago and sliced it right down the middle to show off what goes into one of these amazing machines.

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2013 Shelby GT500 makes a believer out of a pony car skeptic

2013 Shelby GT500 makes a believer out of a pony car skeptic

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Pony-Car Pessimism Melts Away After 1900 Miles in the New Shelby GT500 – Motor Trend Blog
My years of pony-car pessimism gradually melted away as the miles piled up behind the wheel of the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500.

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This is absolutely disgraceful. 4

The Texas constitution states:
"No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office, or public trust, in this State; nor shall any one be excluded from holding office on account of his religious sentiments, provided he acknowledge the existence of a Supreme Being."

Meanwhile in Mississippi the constitution says:
"No person who denies the existence of a Supreme Being shall hold any office in this state."

Where is the first amendment when we really need it? No matter where you stand on the political spectrum there have been Presidents on the other side that you probably felt were despicable and even un-American and not one of them has been an open Atheist. I say it's long past time to remove these religious requirements and elect some Atheists to see what they can do. It certainly can't get any worse.

http://www.reddit.com/r/atheism/comments/uakmz/7_states_which_ban_atheists_from_holding_public/

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