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Jack Dinkmeyer

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Wrote and produced film and television documentaries for over 50 years about a variety of subjects and for a myriad of corporations and networks. Currently working on a personal documentary about wildlife in the Colorado Rockies. Also in the middle of developing a screenplay. Have advanced degrees in Mass Communications and Communication Theory.

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Occupation: Writer, Film producer-director, film consultant, NeverSummer Studio
Interests: Writing, photography, filmmaking, environment, politics, designing, travel, history
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Journalism: More than 20 years
Education: Post-graduate school
News: Rarely or never
Internet: 90 minutes a day or more
Gender: Male
Last Visit: Jul 15, 2013 - 8:38 AM PDT
Last Edit: Feb 29, 2012 - 5:22 PM PST

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Jack reviewed this story - Dec 20, 2012
Jack's Rating
5.0

How many ways can you spell “Bullshit!”? My view is we are subject to a right-wing media which are controlled by Bushies and are alive and well. In other words, the greatest propaganda machine the world has ever known! A movement we real progressives predicted would happen. Basically a white-wash about this being good for everyone. Obama’s cave-in, especially in the light of the past election results, indicates he is a kindergarten negotiator in far over his head. All that future election blaming in 2014 about which party is responsible for government stalemate and destroying the right wing, wasted. We could have gotten rid of a lot of political garbage. Question: why is America fourth in the list of top ten ... More »

I was born in 1936 at the start of the hidden, and much worse, second depression. When I entered elementary school, we went to war. So between depression and war, shortages and doing without were facts of life for us. Drafted, I served in France. There I learned a great deal about citizen social safety nets. As well as realizing America spends twice as much per capita as does France and still leaves 50 million on their healthcare own, whilst France makes sure every one of its ... More »

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Jack reviewed this story - Dec 20, 2012
Jack's Rating
4.2

Cheerless article we real progressives predicted would happen. Basically a white-wash that this is really good for everyone. Obama’s cave-in, especially in the light of the past election results, indicates he is a kindergarten negotiator. Far over his head. All that future election blaming in 2012 about which party is responsible for government stalemate and destroying the right wing, wasted. We could have gotten rid of a lot of political garbage. Question: why is America fourth in the list of top ten industrial nations? Countries which treat their citizens as if they mattered? Unlike America, which has decided we common citizens are the enemy? As for that “fiscal con”: nothing more than a right-wing ploy. Why ... More »

I was born in 1936 at the start of the hidden, and much worse, second depression. When I entered elementary school, we went to war. So between depression and war, shortages and doing without were facts of life for us. Drafted, I served in France. There I learned a great deal about citizen social safety nets. As well as realizing America spends twice as much per capita as does France and still leaves 50 million on their healthcare own, whilst France makes sure every one of its ... More »

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Jack reviewed this story - Nov 7, 2012
  • America for sale

Jack's Rating
4.3

Excellent primer about reforming our whacko election financing system. Especially helpful for congress, provided someone is willing to read it to the House.

Memo to Republicans, Some losing strategies you may wish to reconsider: -Treating women as chattel and making barefoot and pregnant their fashion is so 1,500 B.C. -Those minority groups you pass off in terms of small "n's" and small "s's" will soon be the majority. -You are no longer the party of white people. -You cannot condemn 1.9 billion Muslims to the state of terrorism. -Mosques are no different than churches, synagogues, or any other religious institution. -Christianity is ... More »

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Jack reviewed this story - Oct 16, 2012
Jack's Rating
4.6

Excellent, objective journalism. The kind of journalism missing in America's propaganda machine, formerly news media. Covers both sides of the issue, giving equal time to both sides' issues and philosophies.

The article states Mr. Romney would rather not dwell on social issues. No doubt because he considers the President vulnerable on the economy. However even on the economy, there are issues upon which Mr. Romney prefers not to dwell–like any specifics about how he plans to accomplish his promises. All that will have to wait until after he’s elected. What this overly negative, obscenely overspent debacle is really all about is whether the 1% can con the indifferent, fickle, ... More »

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Jack reviewed this story - Oct 12, 2012
Jack's Rating
1.0

This "article" is no more than justifying the author's bitch session. Don't waste your time reading more of the same right wing talking points you've heard ad nauseam.

Why is it right wingers lie so glibly? Consider the ease with which Mitt so smoothly tells different audiences what he thinks they want to hear, and how easily conflicting whoppers come trippingly out of his mouth. Yet right wingers, when confronted with something they don’t like or that shows them in a bad light, come completely and embarrassingly unglued. That this author accuses Obama’s administration of lying says volumes about his own mendacious tendencies.

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Jack reviewed this story - Oct 12, 2012
Jack's Rating
4.3

An excellent fact-filled article debunking one of Romney's huge whoppers about his tax "plans'. It gives credibility to the old adage: "What does truth have to do with anything?"

If Americans are foolish enough to put Frick and Frack into office, they will reap what they deserve: Bush/Cheney, take two.

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Jack reviewed this story - Aug 22, 2012
Jack's Rating
4.3

The contention of the opinion piece is Akin’s statement about legitimate rape, although outrageous, basically mirrors the Republican Party’s official position. Tuesday the Republican platform committee approved the plank for a constitutional ban on all abortion, rape victims included. No exceptions for rape nor endangerment to mothers. The article is supported by quotes and links to Republican sources. Given the total war right wingers have declared on women, along with their continued rhetoric about the sanctity of human life, one is left with the conclusion there are millions of voters who find the Republican platform exactly to their liking.

The Republican platform committee approved the draft on Tuesday that calls for a constitutional ban on abortion without exception for rape victims, Politico reports…. ... More »

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Jack reviewed this story - Aug 21, 2012
Jack's Rating
3.9

Straight forward journalism reporting about Akin’s initial statement as well as his pathetic attempts to extricate his foot from his mouth. Article also covers the incident from his opponent’s viewpoint. Good use of links and quotes. Although all politicians, Republicans and Democrats, are distancing themselves from his statement, in reality Akin's view is also the view of Ryan and Romney. Indeed, of most of the Republican party in congress. Republican outrage at Akin is more of a case of his spilling the beans about the abortion part of the game Romney and right wingers are hoping to keep secret from voters lest everyone realizes right wingers are realy out to give the country away to evangelists and rich people.

Welcome to the depressingly miserable state of American politics and the equally depressing state of the American electorate. If you think Akin’s statement is horrifying, cruel, stupid and senseless, remember that this is basically the view of the Republican Party. What’s really scary is right wingers made this person a member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology! No doubt to help them install the Garden of Eden myth and six-day creationism into school ... More »

If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something. I ... More »

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Jack reviewed this story - Aug 17, 2012
Jack's Rating
3.6

Interesting article from an outside the U.S. opinion with some good statistics. Provided the reader can get past all the local asides that demonstrate the author’s wit as well as providing examples of the author’s points for those who understand the local asides. Which of course, American readers do not.

Europeans love to point out the inadequacies of America's healthcare to their healthcare systems. To wit: Britain spends 10% of GDP to health insure all of its citizens, whilst the U.S. spends approximately 17% and excludes 50 million of its citizens from healthcare.

Ryan’s proposed “block grant” system of payment to states running Medicaid would on some estimates cut the numbers entitled to it from 41 million to 27 ... More »

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Jack reviewed this story - Aug 14, 2012
Jack's Rating
3.4

As far as it goes, an okay news story. However because the article is by the Wisconsin public policy directory of Planned Parenthood, it focuses on Ryan’s more salient thoughts about women and women’s health issues. Things like his opposition to abortion in any form, his considering fertilized eggs as people (and potential voters?), his plans to de-fund Planned Parenthood and his hopes to raze Medicaid. Then there’s the right wing biggie: instantly repealing Obama Care. Considering his entire grocery list of radically conservative thoughts and plans about how to destroy our country, a rather short list.

Amazingly, radical right wingers are so myopic they actually believe everyone thinks the way they do and are now stuck with a VP that could prove a huge mistake. Big problem with Romney’s pandering to his base is over 75% of Americans don’t want their country turned into a feudal state by Ryan’s draconian politics and draconian budget; that is, taking what’s left from the 99% and handing it to the 1%. In the early 30s, there was a famous travelogue series by a producer ... More »

‘For Congressman Ryan to think he’s the one that should be making the decision to take healthcare options away from women, that’s very troubling to us,’ says our ... More »

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Jack reviewed this story - Aug 7, 2012
Jack's Rating
3.5

An interesting article which talks around Romney’s tax solutions, mainly because Romney offers nothing definitive about his plans for balancing the budget–just like the rest of his campaign rhetoric–vagueness rather than definitiveness. So in addition to being a well-oiled weather vane and one of the greatest prevaricating candidates in history, he’s also so secretive he may out Nixon, Nixon. Consider these quotes as an example of all three Romney characteristics. From the Wall Street Journal: “In describing his plan Wednesday, Mr. Romney pledged to preserve popular deductions for mortgage interest and charitable donations for middle-income families.” From the article: “A couple of months later, Romney was ... More »

Romney’s real campaign strategy is to remain as secretive as possible about everything, not enlightening anyone–neither liberals nor even his own right wing base–about any specifics which would clarify his vague flip-flopping and liar-liar-pants-on-fire fairy tales. We will just have to take his word about everything. Even though anyone doing so would be a complete idiot.

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Jack reviewed this story - Aug 1, 2012
Jack's Rating
3.5

Although accurate in many aspects, I didn’t rate this story as highly as it deserved because my opinion is reporters are not timid. Rather, reporters have been given their marching orders: either ignore the voter suppression issue or go along with right wing prevaricating rationalizations. If reporters enjoy things like eating and having a roof over their heads, that is. Back in the bad old days, Bushies managed to gather ownership of all media (film, TV, radio, print–everything) centralized under five giant corporations, every one of which is controlled by ultra right wingers who have everything to gain from Republican victories and lots to lose under Democrats (like a strong FCC). Welcome to the largest and greatest ... More »

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Jack reviewed this story - Aug 1, 2012
Jack's Rating
2.9

This doesn’t qualify as journalism. It's nothing more than a press release so Harry Reid can make public the rumored accusation a person named Romney is above paying taxes as we mere mortals have to do. Elect this person named Romney, and you’ll get exactly what you deserve!

More and more it seems Mitt the Twit is one of the greatest political liars in modern times (and that's saying a lot) truly who deserves the sobriquet: "A well oiled weather vane". His recent world trip to carefully selected pro-Romney venues (every one of which he managed to insult) to show his world knowledge and diplomatic skills which qualify him to be an effective president was an unmitigated disaster. In actuality he turned out to be a perverse Johnny Appleseed, making an ass ... More »

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Jack reviewed this story - Jul 12, 2012
Jack's Rating
1.3

Although MoveOn occasionally gets its ratings wrong and dents its credibility, this article, critical of MoveOn’s facts, merely reiterates a couple of popular right wing talking points as real data. But which are not supported by hard journalism. One can only speculate why PolitiFact is so far off in right field but don’t waste your time. Just like this excellent example of bad journalism: a waste of time.

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Jack reviewed this story - Jul 12, 2012
Jack's Rating
4.0

A wupsie article for Republicans using a fair number of links to build support for its contention that news has surfaced suggesting Romney was still actively managing Bain three or four years longer than his campaign rhetoric suggests. Meaning there's an excellent possiblilty Romney really was a pioneering out-sourcer of American jobs to foreign lands. And all this surfacing immediately after the Romney campaign released its new a “liar, liar, pants-on-fire” TV spot accusing Obama of lying about Romney’s role at Bain Capital. Let's make Bain a REAL campaign issue.

Don’t you just hate it when facts get in the way of a good story?

The SEC filings listed in the Globe article were first flagged in a letter the Obama campaign sent to Factcheck.org, which nevertheless concluded ... More »

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Jack reviewed this story - Jul 12, 2012
Jack's Rating
4.2

A well-written, but not full of good news article about the ways voting will be affected in the November election. From right wing throwing thousands off voting records–their attempts to make voting as difficult as possible to discourage those left on the voting records, to an aging election group of poll volunteers faced with increasingly complex voting procedures, to inexact voting machines out of the dark ages–this holiday season seems destined to be punctuated with post elections fights accusations and recounts, along with carols and Santa Claus. The writer makes good use of real-life examples, links and summaries.

There are many things fundamentally wrong with a party–in this case, the Republican Party–which can only win, followed by pathetic governance, using subterfuge, bait and switch tactics and resurrecting of old Jim Crow voting laws to prevent voters from going over to the opposition. All of which indicate even Republicans, themselves, think they cannot win a fair fight illuminated by the brilliant light of verity. It happened in Florida in 2000 and look what that got us.

Voting in America is ripe for a major meltdown in 2012….The most fundamental of democratic processes has become more barrier-filled and error-prone than at anytime ... More »

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Jack commented on this story – Jun. 9, 2012

Another great Krugman article nailing the issue squarely on its head. What I cannot comprehend is how foolish and gullible are the electorate which are so easily conned into believing right wing lies and distortions and more than willing to vote against their own self interests by ... More »

Jack reviewed this story - Jun 9, 2012
Jack's Rating
4.1

Scary article with more than a hint of scientific credibility. A major reason global warming deniers are winning the climate change debate is love our excesses, and no one really wants to suffer the sacrifices and massive life changes needed to pull back from the brink. No, that has been reserved for our children. Thus, heads in the sand is our successfully indifference technique currently in fashion. Except if our heads are in the sand, guess where the disaster is going to bite us.

There is a very high possibility that by the end of the century, the Earth is going to be a very different place," study researcher Anthony Barnosky told LiveScience. ... More »

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Jack reviewed this story - Jun 9, 2012
Jack's Rating
3.9

Short article focusing on Citizens United as the primary cause of the Walker debacle in Wisconsin. However, it was only one of the major causes. That the recall voting mirrored the election voting bringing Walker into office demonstrates an insufficient number of voters considered the governor’s foray into dictatorship serious enough to merit recall. Still, this election shows Citizens United will play a monolithic role in coming elections until this special interest purchased decision by the Corporate Court (formerly Supreme Court) is overturned.

We’ve moved from a democracy, which is supposed to be based on one person, one vote, to something much more akin to one dollar, one vote. When you have that kind of ... More »

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Jack reviewed this story - Jun 4, 2012
Jack's Rating
4.4

Yes, accurate and bang-on. What this current campaign debacle leading up to the November debacle shows is just how coordinated are the right-wing owned media (every print, film, radio, television organization in America) about each news outlet shoveling the same anti-Obama stories and social lies–no matter how pudden-headed and outrageous–down the throats of an extremely gullible pubic. The right wing has honed two very effective propaganda techniques: 1) the “Big Lie” of Nazi Germany in which falsehoods repeated often enough become truth; 2) 9/11 which taught right wingers Americans will give up both liberties and democracy just to be kept safe and have their toys. And thus was born the right wing Boogeyman Machine. ... More »

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Jack reviewed this story - May 6, 2012
Jack's Rating
4.7

A long but extremely enlightening and erudite article using the interview technique in which the author asks an expert authority short questions in order to draw out important information. Although it’s the standard technique of TV “news”, it’s not as common in print. Norm Chomsky’s historical descriptions really put the issues of the current class war into perspective. Interestingly, the elitist war is global in scope. Although Chomsky offers a glimmer of hope, it’s merely a glimmer. If you want clarity about what’s being done to the world, this article is one of the best.

Article puts into words what thinking people have long suspected. That America is being destroyed by a deliberately constructed class war against women, the working class, the poor, minorities, students, and old people. Waged by elitists made up of the 1%’ers, the super rich and special interests, who are bringing up issues we thought were long settled. Among them Social Security and Medicare, the destruction of which has always been a cherished desire of elitists. The 1% took ... More »

The US is a country [in which] eighty percent of the population thinks the Bible was written by god. About half think every word is literally true. So [the super rich and ... More »

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Jack reviewed this story - May 2, 2012
Jack's Rating
4.4

Excellent article using quotes and sources to make its point that right wingers are using distortions, falsehoods, and misinformation in an attempt to destroy their favorite target--Obama. However, saying right wingers use falsehood, distortions, and misinformation is much like saying the sky is blue. So what else is new?

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Jack reviewed this story - May 2, 2012
Jack's Rating
4.0

Good opinion piece full of good news with good supporting data which seem to indicate we’re on the way out of the right wing’s abyss of dark wickedness. However, given the resilience of the right wing and its ability to cast evil spells–much like the bad witch of the North or Snow White’s evil stepmother–one mustn’t give in to complacency. And given the fact 9/11 succeeded beyond terrorists’ wildest dreams in that it really did terrorize Americans–many of whom still remain terrorized–we’re not yet out of the black forest.

I have often ended reviews with: “who needs foreign terrorists when we have the right wing here in America?” An accurate question considering the right wing learned much from 9/11. Basically the lesson was that a sufficient number of Americans could be terrorized–and if scare tactics were continually applied–remain terrorized. “Just keep me safe, let me have my toys, and you can take away my privacy, my freedoms and my Democracy” became the mantra. And thus was ... More »

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Jack reviewed this story - Apr 30, 2012
Jack's Rating
3.0

PolitiFact may have won a Pulitzer, but not for this article. After giving all explanations either a “pants on fire” or “false” rating and giving speculation-caused a “half true”, the articles wanders confusingly hither and yon. Meaning: while no one admits knowing the real cause of gas prices–and it isn’t that chestnut about the end of oil as we know it which right wingers continue to spew–PolitiFact finally gets to the real cause of the oil crisis in the last paragraph. The same reason for the global depression: GREED.

The upshot: we’re being gouged and duped at the same time. And while it would be hard to give up our cars, we can at least tune out the dubious sound bites. More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 18, 2012
Jack's Rating
4.0

A fair article giving an outside America view of Romney’s road ahead. Liberally uses statistics to support its assertions and considers the issue from both Romney’s and Obama’s situations. It seems Romney’s real problem is tantamount to one foot on the shore, one foot in the rowboat. He had to go far, far right to counter his radically conservative opponents, none of whom had a snowball’s chance in Hell of ever achieving the nomination. Now Romney’s task is to initiate an Etch-a-Sketch maneuver to the center in order to garner independents’ support. Thus creating a real dilemma in that his very skeptical conservative base–which already considers him a well-oiled weathervane–will regard to be true their ... More »

Still, the Republican contender begins his pursuit of the White House on remarkably shaky political ground – buffeted by the statements and promises that he made to ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 14, 2012
Jack reviewed this story - Apr 14, 2012
Jack's Rating
3.9

Excellent opinion piece accurately describing Christie’s motives behind his canceling the now infamous railroad tunnel. But then, thinking folks knew he was indulging in gross falsehood when he uttered his “reasons”. I especially agree with Krugman’s assessment about a general rule of politics, “that people who talk most about future generations–who go around solemnly declaring that we’re burdening our children with debt–are, in practice, the people most eager to sacrifice our future for shore-term political gain.” As for the Christie, unfortunately, he’s typical of the right winters currently plaguing the country and has a great future in the Republican Party.

The governor poses as a man willing to make hard choices for the future, but what he actually did was sacrifice the future for the sake of personal political advantage. He ... More »

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Jack reviewed this story - Apr 12, 2012
Jack's Rating
3.6

The quoted “expert” in the article is the person sponsoring the draconian bill, which evidently is now the law of Wisconsin land. In addition to being an excellent example of right wing myopia and inanity, it demonstrates just how much contempt right wingers have for women. Time to head back to the good old patriarchal days when wives deserved a beating for disagreeing. Seems like Republicans’ new fashion look for women is barefoot and pregnant.

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Jack reviewed this story - Apr 5, 2012
Jack's Rating
4.2

Straight forward article tells it like it is. In contrast to the corporately controlled media which propagandize us. We consumers became the enemy when corporations, under pressure from our Wall Street friends, made share owners–rather than consumers–their main focus. We’ve become mere cash cows whose role is to shut up and put up with whatever they foist upon us at whatever price they think traffic will bear.

We keep hearing that corporations would put Americans back to work if they could just get rid of all those pesky encumbrances – things like taxes, safety regulations, and ... More »

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Jack reviewed this story - Apr 2, 2012
Jack's Rating
3.2

A rather short article skimming events of the Planet Under Pressure conference. The right wing will see this as boogeyman stuff. In this instance the problem is the boogeyman is real.

Dealing with climate change had to begin with the recognition that the power of human influence on the environment – equivalent to the geological forces which had ... More »

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Jack reviewed this story - Apr 2, 2012
Jack's Rating
4.2

As usual FactCheck sets things straight in its everlasting campaign to counter right-wing falsehoods and distortions. This falsehood using the scary jump in the price of gas, in the right wing’s their never-ending, passionate effort to “get” Obama. Buried by the right wing is the fact this jump in gas prices is global-wide. Indicating speculators–not Obama–are really the ones responsible for the latest incident of greed.

I’m not even sure there is a real crisis in petroleum. But we’ll never know the truth as long as we get our information about oil from the oil industry–which is like asking the fox how many chickens are in the hen house. My cognition is all the hype, jump in prices, and boogeyman techniques are part of the oil industry’s campaign to scare Hell out of people who will then demand oil be give carte blanche to drill wherever they want. Such a valuable world-wide resource should ... More »

The latest TV ad to heap blame on Obama is “Nine Dollar Gas” from the American Energy Alliance, an advocacy group that does not disclose the sources of its money. It is ... More »

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Jack reviewed this story - Apr 2, 2012
Jack's Rating
3.0

That the article's title about the Corporate Court's (formerly Supreme Court) political–no longer judicial–attitudes worry Reagan lawyers is ironic in that these are the same lawyers who very much advanced the march to right-wing politicalization of America's judicial system. The article misses an important point about the Corporate Court: the court has usurped Congress' role and now uses the bench to make law, rather than to judge law, violating their role as assigned it by the Constitution.

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 1, 2012
Jack's Rating
3.5

The reason I did not rate this story higher is that I missed most of the meanings of British rhetoric as in "you had to be there". However, it looks like Britain also has its right-wing cross to bear.

Len McCluskey, the general secretary of Unite, said the government’s “posturing” was scuppering chances for an end to the tanker drivers’ dispute, ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Apr 1, 2012
Jack's Rating
4.1

Well written article with lots of references and quotes. Perhaps one of the reasons we're stuck with a do-nothing Congress is that the Corporate Court (formerly Supreme Court) is usurping the role of Congress and making law itself from the bench, in a blatant violation of the Constitution.

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 31, 2012
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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 24, 2012
Jack's Rating
4.5

As usual FactCheck comes up with the real goods about a political issue. This one blaming Obama for rising fuel prices, even though the real causes involve speculators, greed, lies, distortions, and all the other contemporary life influencers we are currently suffering. But no matter how well written or how accurate, true believers will not be swayed by these kinds of articles. Why let facts and reality get in the way of a good story?

Potential Republican presidential candidate, Romney, also called Etch-a-Sketch and well oiled weathervane by his Republican cohorts, has fallen far off the right edge of the political map in his quest to win the Republican prize. Whether he can make it all the way back to political center when he campaigns is questionable. However a discomforting thought emerges from the meleé: is Romney the greatest presidential candidate liar in history?

It’s true that given the opportunity, Obama did not dismiss the notion outright that higher gasoline prices might be a good idea to create incentives for people to switch ... More »

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Jack reviewed this story - Mar 24, 2012
Jack's Rating
4.0

Straight forward analytical article using facts and figures examining how Ryan’s latest “budget” proposal will hand additional benefits to greedy corporations and the already too rich, while billing average Americans for his extravagant largess. It also offers positive proof that inmates have taken control of the asylum.

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Jack reviewed this story - Mar 24, 2012
Jack's Rating
4.1

A short article with a grabber headline enticing readers. The authors suggest the “hoax” is being perpetrated on the world by paid scientist lackeys of the energy and other industries benefitting from our dependence on carbon energy. If the current bizarre global weather continues, even Inhofe will be forced to admit climate change is reality. But Inhofe and his ilk will merely realign their argument to dis-include human endeavor for any climate change responsibility.

The deniers and their anti-arguments, short on science and long on emotion, have a major ally: we Americans are loath to alter even a modicum of our comfortable lifestyles, even though forces beyond our control are forcing unwanted changes. Which is why fuel prices will be an issue in the coming presidential election, even though fuel prices are also beyond Obama’s control.

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Mar 23, 2012
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