Debt, the Lifeblood of a Zombie Economy
Economic priorities revolve around buying and selling of debt, a process of financialization that's leading to a vast derivatives bubble. Statistics are bent to serve the interests of the financial elite. The Real Economy chokes as political priorities shift away from preserving the Middle Class.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012(4 comments)
Fukushima poses ongoing danger
Exposes the real situation in Fukushima, as emerges in the details of Senator Wyden's recent trip. Fukushima's radiation a global risk, due to this dirty and dangerous energy source. The longer the repair job, the more likely a new seismic event. The Japanese could do more.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011(11 comments)
America triumphs over evil
We should celebrate America's victory over terrorism and evil. Osama bin Laden's death brings closure for so many of us who can now delight in the lifting of the darkness.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011(1 comments)
Prep, don't panic over fallout
Japanese reactor(S) and radiation leaking with fallout coming to the U.S.. Prepping is key to managing future crises. Article brings up links and possible alternative treatments for radiation.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Is the Tea Party waiting to burst out of the GOP's chest?
Primary results indicate that the Tea Party has tilted the Republican ticket. Can they survive their success or will they compromise their ideals, which is what exactly? Campaigning on hope and change might not work a second time.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Beware the Ides of March
Ides of March represents a time of change, and not necessarily for the better in Washington. In reform efforts, Senators Dodd and Bayh tune out on behalf of the disaster capitalists in the financial markets and the health care status quo. Supreme Court ruling presupposes corporate personhood for established entities, but not for entrepreneurs.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Goldman execs stand to profit in FDIC deal
OneWest, a bank owned by present and former Goldman Sachs execs, purchased IndyMac assets for pennies on the dollar. The sweetheart deal between OneWest and the FDIC allows the bank to turn a tidy profit on its losses, rather than renegotiate mortgages.
Support for Bernanke and health care "reform" damaging Obama
Obama's unconditional support for Bernanke's Senate re-nomination flies in the face of common sense. Meanwhile, the media spins the nomination as vital to the economy. As Coakley's loss showed, the Democrats' attempt at health care reform represents a political liability.
Sunday, July 26, 2009(1 comments)
CNBC Spikes Story on Goldman Sachs
CNBC's Caruso-Cabrera and Charlie Gasparino disrespect bloggers as they try to undermine allegations about Goldman Sachs' proprietary trading software which racked up huge profits through High Frequency Trading (HFT), a legal, digital form of front-running.
Saturday, March 7, 2009(7 comments)
More spending brings little change
Obama's new spending holds no one accountable. Positive results aren't evident yet we're told to expect them despite systemic flaws in two-party system. Any recovery created by the Washington establishment will be a product of corporate influence.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Road to change goes through Washington
Obama's approach invokes the powerful political tools of reconciliation and compromise, which have long gone unused in Washington. We need more efficient government. Achieving change will require more than electing a new President.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Fear peddling can't save Paulson plan
Paulson plan dies in the aftermath of a White House meeting. Just in time for the election, Republicans rediscover fiscal conservatism. McCain disavows plan in order to distance himself from Bush.
Saturday, September 20, 2008(1 comments)
Capitalism kills itself
The credit crisis signals an end to the marriage of American hyper-capitalism and de-regulation. More losses are to be socialized, borne by taxpayers.
Sunday, September 7, 2008(1 comments)
Nuclear Power: Unsafe in any dose
At every stage--extraction, production, and storage--uranium poses a serious threat to human health. A major leak at a French reactor run by Areva raises serious doubts about the safety of current reactors and untested new designs. Candidate McCain presents nuclear power as a viable energy source--can we trust our politicians to tell us nuclear power is safe?
Saturday, August 23, 2008(1 comments)
Neo-cons slap a sleeping Bear
US media sympathizes with the Georgians. Neo-cons behind the Georgian war include John McCain adviser Randy Scheunemann. Reigniting the Cold War can strengthen NATO's commitment in Afghanistan, where the US needs help. NATO expansion and a Polish missile shield might fracture the alliance as the Russians react.
Saturday, August 16, 2008(5 comments)
U.S. at the boundaries of empire
The Russian invasion of Georgia shows just how far the neo-cons' imperial project can go. The US holds no monopoly on military force; the resurgent Russian empire is putting its version of shock and awe on display. All empires eventually fail. American empire has reached its apex.
Thursday, June 12, 2008(3 comments)
Before Plame there was Susan Lindauer
Before Valerie Plame was outed, Susan Lindauer was forcibly subjected to psychiatric treatment and detention. Her crime: revealing the neocons' lies about Iraq. To avoid negative publicity, the Bush cabal denied Lindauer's connections to the CIA, undermined her credibility, and attacked her claims to sanity.
Tuesday, April 4, 2006
Waiting for an End to Iraq
This article addresses the ongoing occupation of Iraq. The Bush Administration is perpetuating a state of war in Iraq which cannot be won, nor end, before Bush leaves office. The use of military force will continue to be ineffective and the costs of occcupation will rise. By avoiding the truth, Bush and his cohorts avoid accountability for their actions and allow the occupation to drag on.