Arabic words appearing on the belly of Southwest airplanes

(THE BLAZE – Jonathon M. Seidl) –Southwest Airlines has increasingly been finding graffiti on the bellies of its planes and has now asked employees to keep an eye out for the culprits. What type of graffiti? According to ABC15 in Phoenix, sources say the markings are Arabic words, and another outlet reports the markings have been done using a chemical process. (Click to article)

Arizona Republic letter to the editor on Social Security makes sense: tax the rich equally

CEO’s tax break shorts Social Security

Social Security should not be placed on the cutting board by either of our political parties. Presently, Social Security is in the black with $2.6 trillion.

Even with the demands that Baby Boomers will place on Social Security is extremely simple.

It should not matter how much is earned each year, the Social Security tax (FICA) should be paid on total earnings and not capped at $106,000 dollars.

The average American worker has always paid the full Social Security tax. Therefore, the CEOs of large corporations who average $11 million should pay the tax on the entire amount and not just the first $106,000.

Democracy is advanced when there is fairness in all taxation.

by Henry Denny and Judy Powell, Chino Valley, AZ

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Progressives Should Treat Ron Paul with Extreme Caution — ‘Cuddly’ Libertarian Has Some Very Dark Politics

He’s anti-woman, anti-gay, anti-black, anti-senior-citizen, anti-equality and anti-education, and that’s just the start, the author says.
AlterNet / By Adele M. Stan
“There are few things as maddening in a maddening political season as the warm and fuzzy feelings some progressives evince for Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the Republican presidential candidate. “The anti-war Republican,” people say, as if that’s good enough.”