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I love when John Green talk politics, and the inefficiency of…
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By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I love when John Green talk politics, and the inefficiency of our current state of state is a great topic.
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I got pissed off that Canada is moving ahead of us in the vital field of Not Having Idiotic Pennies, which made me think ab…

In Midst Of The #OccupyWallStreet Protests J.P. Morgan Chase recently Donates $4.6 Million to NYPD
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By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Sunday, October 2, 2011

In Midst Of The #OccupyWallStreet Protests J.P. Morgan Chase recently Donates $4.6 Million to NYPD:
“New York City Police Foundation — New York JPMorgan Chase recently donated an unprecedented $4.6 million to the New York City Police Foundation. T…

"Next Season on Survivor…[each] person will be provided with a copy of his/her school…"
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By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Wednesday, April 6, 2011

“Next Season on Survivor…[each] person will be provided with a copy of his/her school district’s curriculum, and a class of 25 students, no aide.” – Every budget cutting moron who thinks any teacher is overpaid or “only works until 3” shoul…

"…Governor Walker gave $140 million in tax breaks to corporations—right before he announced…"
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By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Wednesday, March 2, 2011

“…Governor Walker gave $140 million in tax breaks to corporations—right before he announced this fiscal year’s deficit of $137 million…cut almost a billion from education, literally scuttling public schools in heavily African-American cities…

"…not about being pro- or anti-market. This is about what kind of market you want: transparent…"
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By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Monday, February 28, 2011

“…not about being pro- or anti-market. This is about what kind of market you want: transparent or opaque…” – As the article mentions, it is disheartening that Inside Job wins the Oscar for Best Documentary just as politicians are prepping to gi…

"…not about being pro- or anti-market. This is about what kind of market you want: transparent…"
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By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Monday, February 28, 2011

“…not about being pro- or anti-market. This is about what kind of market you want: transparent or opaque…” – As the article mentions, it is disheartening that Inside Job wins the Oscar for Best Documentary just as politicians are prepping to gi…

"…high school graduation rate, at just 61.3 percent, puts Texas 43rd out of 50 in state…"
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By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Monday, February 28, 2011

“…high school graduation rate, at just 61.3 percent, puts Texas 43rd out of 50 in state rankings. Nationally, the state ranks fifth in child poverty; it leads in the percentage of children without health insurance…” – Recently, I heard a room f…

"…high school graduation rate, at just 61.3 percent, puts Texas 43rd out of 50 in state…"
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By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Monday, February 28, 2011

“…high school graduation rate, at just 61.3 percent, puts Texas 43rd out of 50 in state rankings. Nationally, the state ranks fifth in child poverty; it leads in the percentage of children without health insurance…” – Recently, I heard a room f…

"state’s Democratic senators can’t get Walker on the phone, but someone can call the…"
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By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Thursday, February 24, 2011

“state’s Democratic senators can’t get Walker on the phone, but someone can call the governor’s front desk, identify themselves as David Koch, and then speak with both the governor and his chief of staff? That’s where you see the access and p…

"2001 tax cut: Democrats 18%, Republicans 93% 2003 tax cut: D 3%, R 94% Medicare Part D: D 17%, R…"
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By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Tuesday, January 18, 2011

“2001 tax cut: Democrats 18%, Republicans 93%
2003 tax cut: D 3%, R 94%
Medicare Part D: D 17%, R 88%
2009 stimulus: D 100%, R 5%
2010 tax cut: D 77%, R 87%” – My concern with James Kwak’s piece is that he’s missing the obvious pattern. Democra…

"…the median salary for a camera operator in the television & motion picture industry in…"
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By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Thursday, December 23, 2010

“…the median salary for a camera operator in the television & motion picture industry in Los Angeles is just over $80,000 per year.
Affleck makes in the neighborhood of 125 times more than that on one movie…” – Who thought I would have opportun…

My Father, The Musician
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By etrigan - Last updated: Sunday, June 21, 2009

For most of my life, I thought of my mother as the musical parent. She played both guitar and piano, checked out albums when we made trips to the library, and was always singing. During the holidays, she was the one who went to sing and play in the folk-music circle at a friend’s house. […]

Why/What I Voted Today
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By etrigan - Last updated: Tuesday, November 4, 2008

No, I did not early vote and I don’t feel bad about that (particularly since I was 1 of 3 voters at my polling place.) Also, I have been vacillating on “Proposition 2”:http://www.txcn.com/sharedcontent/dws/txcn/austin/stories/101708kvue_prop2-cb.121983946.html and since I believe that their is a inverse correlation between the geographic size/impact of a vote and the power/performance of a […]

Tax Platforms explained
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By becky - Last updated: Tuesday, September 30, 2008

During the debate last week, both candidates spewed a lot of tax plan “details” back and forth but I couldn’t really figure out what either of them were actually proposing or how it would affect me. So, I was delighted to find this new thought leadership piece from my employer, “A familiar call for change: […]

Hilary Hysteria
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By etrigan - Last updated: Tuesday, August 26, 2008

As an independent, I am only involved with party politics in brief passionate affairs of surface issues. Listening to NPR this morning, I was exposed to some of the inner workings of the DNC and I can’t help but wonder when delegates say things like “if Hilary isn’t on the roll call, then people will […]