October 2013

Are We Lemmings Heading Toward a Cliff?

Are We Lemmings Heading Toward a Cliff?

When I was a kid, I remember seeing a disturbing film about Lemmings in the Arctic. The film showed how these little rodents bred as though there were no tomorrow when food was abundant, quickly became overpopulated, and apparently due to a herding instinct combined with a drive to find new feeding grounds, before long were following each other in massive numbers to a cliff over the ocean, plunging over the edge and dying down below. I was astonished at this sad spectacle.

Name for our American form of Capitalism..

How about "Welfare Capitalism"?

Guillotine Capitalism

I know that you don't like the French Revolution and so do I but these people need a warning. Keith

Cousin Eddie "The Hick" Cruze stikes out

Whenever I see this baffoon I see Cousin Eddie from Summer Vacation and Christmas Vacation, the iconic hick relative. White shoes,white tie and white trash.

Quotation of the day worth reading

Doesn't this tell you everything you need to know about the Tea Party?

The gov't shutdownthreat is a huge scam of shorting US gov't bonds

It is a strategy that is huge with Wall Street and our representatives and senators all involved......it is a huge bond shorting scam

Govt. default & Social Security: A Republican strategy?

I haven't heard anybody discussing this directly: The Republicans have always claimed that the Treasury bonds guaranteeing Social Security are only paper, so the benefits are not really guaranteed. Is one of their purposes in forcing a default to convince people that the bonds really are only paper and therefore not a guarantee? I bet they start talking about this in the future as an excuse for why we need to reduce SS benefits now.

What this form of Capitalism is

Thom you know Greg Palast has the name of "Vulture Capitalism." This is the best term !

Food fascism: Foster Farms refused to recall tainted meat

Incredible to hear that Foster Farms could REFUSE to recall its salmonella-tainted product despite the sick and hospitalized individuals suffering from the Foster Farms corporate NEGLIGENCE and DISREGARD FOR PUBLIC SAFETY. Corporate profits come first before the health and safety of the Public, is that it? Articles below explain how this state of affairs came to be.

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Are We At "Peak" Citizen's United?

Thom plus logo Donald Trump has corrupted pretty much every federal agency, but the one that is most concerning is his corruption of the Department of Justice. Bill Barr, in 1992, ran the cover up of the Iran/Contra treason scandal on behalf of George HW Bush and Ronald Reagan. Now he's running, according to Lev Parnas, multiple coverups for Donald Trump.