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The Big Blow for State Street

It works like this- the wind blows from Grand Cayman Island to State Street, where certain and numerous lawyers have privileged checking accounts. Prior to that, the funds have traveled through U.S. casinos and hole in the wall sleaze joints to Washington State, over to the Dutch Antilles. Wired to the Netherlands, it is then wired to Grand Cayman, and there you have it in simplest form.

Pay Over a Period of Time...

I'm a mid level supervisor at an Aerospace Company. I used to have 8 men and myself in our little Security Department. I've been working here for 31 years and as a DoD Guard we make pretty good money and excellent Benefits. What I've noticed over the years is how much less the Company pays us compared to back in the mid 1980's through the late 1990's to today. First, let me say that we now have 6 men total, when we used to have 9 (8 plus myself). Right there the Company saves 1/3rd on payroll costs. Secondly, in "real" terms our pay has decreased

The final piece of the puzzle reared its ugly "point"ed head today.

Yes, the other shoe dropped, the cows came home, and maybe I'll think of some other cliches to drop in here: Jeb "Exclamation Point" Bush (AKA "Points") made his first campaign appearance on Fox today. He will be the eventual Republican nomination for 2012.

This is not a promise, or a guarantee, but more like my recurring nightmare made flesh.

Pacifist College to Replace National Anthem

Indiana's Goshen College which is affliated with the Mennonite Church is replacing "The Star Spangled Banner" with "America the Beautiful" at its football games. Some students at the college suggested the change because of the references to warfare in the lyrics of the national anthem. The Mennonites are pacifists. After the change was announced, the small liberal arts college received some criticism for being unpatriotic. A spokesperson for the college was quoted as saying that "America the Beautiful" was deemed to be a fitting alternative because it is patrio

Gaddafi a Libertarian?

I was watching an interview of Phyllis Bennis by Amy Goodman on "Democracy Now" yesterday and it occured to me that Gadaafi's Libya amounts to a real world experiment in the implementation of a libertarian model. Consider this quote by Phyllis Bennis:

Photo of devastation from the East Coast earthquake

We are crumbling

A Nation Eradicating its Middle Class

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Another one from my webcom,

Thank you,

Sterling Lambert

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/Rick Perry's record

the more it stays the same

From 400-500 AD or CE....., because the laws are not fairly applied to all classes. An offender who belongs to the wealthy classes is not punished for his crime, while a poor man, who does not understand how bussiness is done, suffers the full force of the law--that is, if he does not die before trial--for lawsuits are drawn out forever and cost the parties immense amounts of money. (pp 95) the ruin of the roman empire

Medicare Buy In is the "silver bullet"

For some reason the left are dead set against Medicare Buy In. It is as though they think it smells like a Paul Ryan sort of initiative. For the "professional left" it just isn't "left" enough and therefore not acceptable. The reality is that it appeals to more than 60% of the voting public as it also takes us toward a single payer system. All that is necessary for this initiative to "take hold" with the voting public is the truth about it.

Global Warming: Planet’s Orbit and Tilt related to Amount of Surface Ice.

Money Hi-Jackers Make Monument Crackers

Money Hi-Jackers Make Monument Crackers

by leighmf, on the present state of things

Washington's Monument cracked and swayed,
another round of golf was played.
Nancy took a library slip,
Rubio slippers caught her, Pip! Pip!

The Dome of the Capitol too might have fallen.
From Union Station, God was a-callin'-
"Boy, this place is going to Hell.
They never did fix the Liberty Bell."

James Richard Perry, Liar: Hardcore History of Investment in Porn

In previous writings I warned you of this psychosis that reared its head at the Iowa straw poll. The perrytwinkleman has made a lot of news this week as investigative reporters dig into his stories, as well as the Dominion Theocrats who seem to be hoping to ride him to power.

Rep. Xavier Becerra on "The Five Kings"

On July 28th, 2011, I participated in a telephone town hall meeting with my Congressman Xavier Becerra, of California's 31st District. While most people were asking about the impending debt ceiling debacle (which later led to Rep. Becerra being named to the Super Committee resulting from that manufactured crisis) I decided to ask a question on a broader scope.

A revised view of Obama

Until recently, I viewed Obama as a weak and ineffective leader, but enough has happened to cause me to revise my earlier appraisal. Given the President's deficit commission and the deficit "12", his support for the Keystone pipeline, the lack of EPA action on a real hydro-fracking investigation and the recent removal of NYS Attorney General Schneiderman from the mortage committee investigations, the smell or corruption is overwhelming.

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Obama to veto legislation on refugee screening

President Barack Obama would veto a Republican bill introduced in the wake of the Paris attacks to toughen the screening process for Syrian refugees

New York officials: No credible ISIS threat against city

There is no credible threat to New York City at this time, officials said

China denies torturing political prisoners

A Chinese delegation denied mistreatement of prisoners held in police stations and deaths in custody

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Why the Kochs Really Embraced Criminal Justice Reform...

It looks like the Koch brothers have scammed us once again.

When news first came out that Charles and David Koch -- the Koch brothers -- were supporting criminal justice reform efforts in Congress, many of us thought, "Wow, they're actually doing something good for once."

And for good reason, too.