The US is the only country that can stop this. Israeli Troops open Fire on Palestinians. Hell, we wouldn't even have to demand it stop, just stop enabling it . The rest of the world, except Israel and maybe the UK, wants it to stop. We're the power behind the bully behind the death and destruction.
More on living in a corporate world. Leaked TPP Intellectual Property chapter spells doom for free speech online
The chapter dealing with the Internet is the intellectual property chapter, which tells you that as far as the negotiators were concerned, the most important fact about the Internet is whether people watch movies without paying for them -- not whether the nervous system of the 21st century through which we conduct our work, family, romantic, artistic, and political lives is appropriately safeguarded.
How do consumers respond to lower gasoline prices? We spend the difference on other stuff. Actually most people I know spend every damned dime they earn, beg, borrow or steal every week. Lower gas prices just let them eat out one more time a month.
Most gun owners support background checks and other limits. So why aren’t their voices heard? For the same reason that moderate Republicans are hard to hear (find?), propaganda. Crazy talk radio, Fox News, and Right-wing websites pound the crazy right-wing ideas into the brains of the people. Then we add the NRA into the mix for the gun argument and you have a lot of zealots. At some point, you can't hear the moderates over the nuts.
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