Monthly Archives: January 2012

Follow The Black Earth

Follow the Black Earth  In the Buffalo Commons west of East of Eden East of Hundredth Meridian In a Land Between Two Rivers In the Middle Way In the Upper Midwest In the Upper Mississippi Watershed Unfolding flowing rivers Out … Continue reading

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This Week On The Fallon Forum: Berkley Bedell, Mother Jones

Monday – Thursday from 7:00-800 pm, join us for the fusion of politics and civility at 98.3 WOW-FM and on-line at  Call (515) 312-0983 or (866) 908-TALK to participate in the conversation.  If you miss the show, you can … Continue reading

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Natural Disasters In The U.S. And Nuclear Power: Why Iowans Are Getting Involved

The Iowa Legislature is considering enacting a law to subsidize the nuclear power industry this session. Let’s Get Together, Act and SHUT DOWN this Legislation “Natural Disasters in the U.S. and Nuclear Power” is the topic of a talk by … Continue reading

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Watch That Gas Price!

If things seem to be going too good, they probably are. I am the kind of person who sees a cloud behind every silver lining. Right now  the silver lining of Republican discord couples with some good news from the … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday – A Couple Of Cantankerous Founders

One of my favorite founders is Tom Paine. Probably one of the most instrumental and at the same time the hardest to like. He was a firebrand. As Thom Hartmann points out, Paine proposed concepts like social security, universal health … Continue reading

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Chuck Grassley: Broadband Killer And Corrupt Hack

Thanks to an email from a friend, I stumbled on a couple of articles that give a picture of Chuck Grassley that is probably closer to reality than the whitewashed image we get from the corporate media. So with that, … Continue reading

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ALEC Attacks! Will Iowa Have A Voter ID Law?

I just got an email from my county party leader that SOS Matt Schultz will be following the ALEC lead and propose the Voter Photo ID bill for Iowa. This is one of ALEC model legislation bills aimed at supressing … Continue reading

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Occupiers To Retake Peoples Park

Occupy action alert from Ed Fallon Dear Friends, I have important, breaking news to share with you: In response to the decision by City of Des Moines officials to no longer allow Occupy Des Moines to remain at Stewart Square, … Continue reading

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Are You Eligible For Earned Income Tax Credit?

BFIA readers, according to Rep. Dave Loebsack, there were many Iowa families who were eligible, but did not receive the EITC last year.  Let’s help our congressman spread the word to our fellow Iowans about this savings.  Please pass this … Continue reading

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Everything You Need To Know About How To Start Your Own Community Radio Station

In December of 2010 the House and Senate passed the Local Community Radio Act by voice vote in both chambers. Reps. Dave Loebsack (D) and Tom Latham (R) were co-sponsors of this important legislation.  President Obama signed the LPFM act … Continue reading

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