May 2015

Economics and Richard Wolff

Always great shows with Richard Wolff

“Black on Black” Crime and Black Police Officers

It appears, to me, that many white Americans actively hunt for excuses when faced with things that illuminate them in a less than lofty light. This is astoundingly true when the issue(s) involve black Americans. For instance, the plethora of recent killings of black Americans (men in particular) is often met with two basic responses. The first of which is: “well, it’s not a black and white issue, it is… (blah, blah, blah)”. Then, comes a citation of the most obscure and anomalous event they can conjure up.

Obama Lies: TPP decimates Dodd-Frank and opens up a whole new level of Wall St Financial Crisis.

This From RootStrikers:

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Stephen Harper's right wing conservative government protects NAZI criminals. ' Vladimir Katriuk who illegally immigrated to Canada using false documents , died in Quebec Canada on May 2015 at the age of 93. Shortly before his death the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation had called on Canada to deport Katriuk to Russia so he could stand trial for war crimes , according to the international law, the Harper government refused.

Greece vs. the US and the UK (posted on Facebook 09/09/2012)

Greece has about 8% of the population in the public sector. The US has about 7%. Of the work force, it's about 18% for Greece, 15% for the US. The Greeks have less public debt per capita than the US, and less private individual debt. Even as a percentage of GDP their debt is almost midway between that of the US (104%) and Japan (208%) at 165%. As a percentage of GDP, the UK's debt looks modest, as befits an economy Thatcher created. Actually, household debt in the UK is among the highest in the world and dwarfs Greece's by an order of magnitude.

WALK OFF the EARTH singer Sarah Blackwood KICKED OFF U.S. FLIGHT over crying son

KICKED OFF- GOOD! NO one should be allowed travel on an airline with a young toddler, unless assurances are secured that they can control their kid. I got stuck on a 13 hour flight from Vancouver to Singapore with a mum and a screaming kid, it got so bad I had to go hide in the bathroom to escape the noise. GITMO should look into this as another form of torture.

The democratic poverty trap

Higher minimum wages will lower Obamacare welfare payments, reduce food stamps, reduce Obama phones, and loer housing subsidies

Clinton Foundation Paid Blumenthal $10K per month While He Advised on Libya

Source: Politico

Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime confidant of Bill and Hillary Clinton, earned about $10,ooo a month as a full-time employee of the Clinton Foundation while he was providing unsolicited intelligence on Libya to then Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, according to multiple sources familiar with the arrangement.

Dr. Carl Hart

This is a link to an interview that Dr. Carl Hart did on Democracy Now! last year.

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Trump's Lies Are Killing Us

Thom plus logo Donald Trump keeps insisting in his rallies, as he did last night, that he has lowered prescription drug prices, is protecting people with pre-existing conditions, and is improving Medicare. While everybody knows that he lies a lot, these are among the most pernicious lies.