Car Reviews Need More Arrest Warrants →
If someone handed me the keys to a 207 mph supercar, I know where I’d end up: jail. As a former car reviewer, this is absolutely true.
If I were a fairy godmother, my gift to every child would be curiosity.– Eleanor Roosevelt (from: Brain Pickings)
Senate immigration bill revealed: A path to... →
After months of negotiations, a bipartisan group of eight Senators has drafted a blueprint that would sharply transform the nation’s&
When authorities fail to prosecute those who attack people for exercising their...– Hillary Clinton, criticizing how Russian authorities have reacted to protesters. How very appropriate, Mrs. Clinton. How about you redirect your words to the administration you serve? A wild hypocrite appears! (via mufb)
Short Sharp Science: No, global warming hasn't... →
Like a game of scientific whack-a-mole, some arguments against climate change just keep bouncing back - no matter how many times researchers disprove them. One is the long-standing claim that “global warming stopped in 1998”, and that since then the Earth has stayed at the same temperature, or even cooled.
Dear Editor- LAPD Arrests the Truth at Occupy LA →
On The Trail: Gingrich, Trump Team Up to Put Poor... →
We still can’t quite wrap our heads around this after a full hour of staring at the wall, and crying, so let’s see if the simple act of typing it out helps:
Democracy blinks in Michigan →
Polidicks: Clownish Gov Wants to Charge a Protest... →
Koch-head Wisconsin governor Scott Walker’s primary achievements during his first year in office: Inspiring a hundreds of thousands of citizens to protest him.
Using a value-added tax (VAT) for Deficit... →
From Abstract: This paper compares two options to increase revenues as part of a plan to help avert a fiscal crisis – adopting a new value added tax (VAT) and raising all individual income tax rates, including those applying to capital gains and dividends, by a constant percentage. VAT is common in Europe (instead of sales tax), and like payroll tax, it is regressive (the lower and middle...
Congress Begs a Crisis to Fix the Debt... →
Do we want to take bets, who will pay then? ABSTRACT: In a commentary for CNN Money, Rudolph Penner states that the failure of the super committee is the latest in a long list of failures to deal with our fiscal problems. The only good thing that happened in the negotiations was that the Republicans opened the door to tax increases a tiny crack. That provides a very slim hope for more productive...
Congress Considers Pizza and French Fries... →
Paramilitary Policing From Seattle to Occupy Wall... →
read this - from the former police chief of Seattle. A much more eloquent expansion of THIS thought.
Militarization Of Campus Police →
Open Letter to Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi →
Screw us and we multiply.– Dorli Rainey (via thatsmyrabbit)
Protests: Pressured to Name Leader, Occupy Denver... →
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock insisted that his city’s occupation name a leader in order “to deal with City and State officials.” And he got his wish! Occupy Denver has elected Shelby, a border collie, as its leader.
Oliver Kuttner is worried. Worried about America. He’ll always keep his...– From Jalopnik Profile on the builder of the world’s most efficient vehicle. But the quote is not about cars. Not at all.
Banksters: How American Banks Are Engineering the... →
Remember credit default swaps? AIG? Hopelessly entangled exotic financial instruments tied to esoteric asset valuations that caused cascading defaults in 2008 and threatened to tank the global financial system unless taxpayers ate all the losses?
Police versus Military
Do you know why the police force and the military are kept separate? It is a good reason. A valid reason. A reason so good, indeed, that the model is only violated by non-democratic dictatorships. It seems to me, however, that in the U.S. the police force has forgotten why it is not the military. It is becoming militarized and we all are the enemies that need to be subdued, pacified, destroyed....
One must know the rules first, even if you are going to break them. Your pocket...– Edward Sexton (via putthison)
Muammar Gaddafi is dead
Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the... →
Worse than we suspected.
How We Can Stick It to Big Banks and Help Our... →
switch to CU, invest locally, ditch $ for local currency … whoa …