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The oil industry is killing me

I truly understand the principles of supply and demand. We have system set up wherein we, the American people, are held hostage by the oil industry. There is no real shortage of oil. None. Yes, there is increased demand by China and other emerging nations, but for the most part there is no shortage… yet prices went up? Why? The explanation that we’ve been given is ‘CUZ. That’s the official explanation. Oil speculators think that there may be an oil shortage in the future. So, they are bidding up the price of oil and we have to pay more. When we

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Compromise? There won’t be any stinkin’ compromise!

So, over the last two or three days, the mainstream media has asked multiple different Republicans, “Are you going to compromise with the president?” Many people tripped over themselves trying to come up with an answer. I think the answer is clear, that there will be no compromise. The Republicans have just been rewarded for being the most obstructionist group in recent memory. They opposed healthcare, they opposed Wall Street reform, they even opposed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. They opposed the rescue plan to save GM and Chrysler. They opposed the stimulus package, which saved or created millions of

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What's Going On: Morning News Roundup

Here’s the early edition of the Wednesday morning news roundup: Ridiculously, the White House– sensing that there was unrest on Capitol Hill– sent none other than Vice President Dick Cheney to rally congressional Republicans. It is unclear to me why they didn’t laugh in his face, but they didn’t. On the other hand, it is reported that they did rise up en masse and throw tomatoes at the VP (I made up that last part. 🙂 ) A gunman in Finland opened fire on a vocational college. This shooting appears to be similar to those that we’ve seen in the United

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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