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Wanna be member of the anti-word police, author, columnist, activist and muckraker extraordinaire. Author of:

Land, Legacy and Lynching: Building the Future for Black America

Urban Asylum: Politics, Lunatics and the Refrigerator Woman

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Red, Black, Brown & Green: Ethnic People and the Move to Economic Self-Suficiency

Screaming Doors (novel)


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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Young Executives' Report: 1972 Declaration of War Against Family Farmers The Young Executives' Report of 1972 provided the foundation for the USDA's anti-family farm bias and set the stage for a generation of institutional corruption, bigotry and lawsuits
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 3, 2009
One flu over the cuckoo's nest, or: Whatever happened to context and analysis in the news? When it comes to reporting the "swine flu" epidemic, we confuse quantity of reporting on "news" with quality reporting and until we learn to tell the difference "they" will continue to manipulate us with scaremongering tactics and distraction. We have seen the enemy and the enemy is us.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Specter Gives Up the Ghost on the Republican Party Senator Specter's change of parties may well be the breath of fresh air both parties need, but it still isn't going to be all sweetness and light.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 24, 2009
82 year old black farmer arrested on terroristic threatening charges Feds arrest 82 year old black farmer in Kentucky for allegedly threatening farm loan agency employees. Harry Young, the farmer in question, says he didn't threaten anybody.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 28, 2009
Tanking Economy Generating Worldwide Violence, Drug Abuse Around the world, law enforcement officials and sociologists are closely watching the current economy-driven rise in crime. Domestic violence, robbery, theft and murder are rising, as people fail to cope with job loss, repossession and uncertainty.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 20, 2009
Bail Out Miracle: How to fill a $500 trillion hole with a $2.5 trillion bailout Despite the multi-billion dollar meltdown, Wall Street hasn't lost its addiction to unreliable models. And we haven't lost our addiction to government bailouts.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 19, 2009
Welcome to Bailout 2.0: Are We Still Looking at Financial Catastrophe? If the banks really have no clue as to what their exposure is; if they don't know exactly how many bad debts they hold, how can we even contemplate bailing them out, when we don't know what we are bailing them out of, what the bill is, or if we have the money to effect a realistic bailout?
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 14, 2009
Birth of a Financial Engineer: Who Creates Weapons of Financial Destruction? With some of these exotic derivatives, computer models generate the only valuation that exists. No "real world" value exists, because, these products are valued on the fly, and some haven't been valued, even though they are part of "credit default swaps" which have been bundled and sold worldwide. Who puts a value on these financial instruments?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 8, 2009
Are Food Processors Gaming the System with Lab Shopping? We need to open our eyes and look at our real vulnerabilities. One careless or directed Typhoid Mary in our food production industry is just as dangerous as the terrorist that our "shoe police" are trying to keep out of the country. Congress needs to put teeth, personnel and passion into our food safety network.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 7, 2009
Is SEC ideology or structure at the root of the regulation fiasco? The catastrophic meltdown that we are currently experiencing was fueled by crony capitalism in Congress, the banks, brokerage houses and regulatory agencies. Congress lit the match and the whole thing went up in flames, which now threatens economies worldwide. The question of the day is: what's going to be left when the fire burns out?
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 2, 2009
Europe riots, food prices rise and jobs disappear: what's next for the US? Europe is already seeing unrest, and many European leaders are worried about the fallout from the high energy prices and skyrocketing food prices. France's Minister of Finance said as much to the BBC, noting that the world's leadership needs to send a reassuring message to their citizens.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 27, 2009
The Looming Food Crisis If Food Stamps, soup kitchens and food pantries are inadequate to provide food security to the nation's poor, unemployed and destitute, then we must come up with another model for food security.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 23, 2009
Fiscal tsunami swamps economy: Green Light for "Green Economy" Six months ago, many of the businesses and homeowners who are now sinking like a rock were creditworthy. Now, with Fortune 500 companies going down for the third time, they are taking Main Street, Wall Street and Electric Avenue with them.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 28, 2008
Regulators backdate records: What are the real numbers of the bank bailout? A bank regulator allegedly allowed a bank to backdate information, resulting in the loss of nearly nine BILLION dollars, when the government finally assumed control. What good are regulations if the regulators are in bed with the regulated?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 23, 2008
How Much of the Nation's Assets Will the Next Generation be Able to Claim? Today, we cannot afford to depend solely on one person, company or institution for our livelihood, investments and safety. It is incumbent on us to make sure that the foxes are not in charge of protecting the hen house.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 10, 2008
A few questions for the bail out bandits-Tell us why we should front your speculation? The creeping infection of toxic mortgages, institutional financial fraud and credit card fraud threaten this economy. With so many unknowns, how can the loss be quantified, and if it is not quantifiable, how an it be solved?
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 23, 2008
There's much to do: let's start saving lives our ownselves If ten people donated their month's latte or snack budget to an energy assistance agency, we could keep somebody's lights on, put some fuel in their oil tank, and, perhaps, save a few people from freezing to death.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 14, 2008
New Shoes on Old Debt-Current economic woes have 1980's roots Debt, debt service, and debt manipulation have often been used as political tools and economic warfare. Even now, foreclosure-generated land and wealth redistribution has the potential to restructure economies and political systems worldwide.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Breaking ranks in Bushland-officials publically disagreeing on policy As Congress wimped out and sailed into pirate waters with the latest financial Trojan horse, economic terrorists have finally unleashed a weapon of economic distraction worthy of Machiavelli at his finest. Our Mayberry Machiavellis are doing their very best to walk off with the store, while the nation's bank regulators dance around this bonfire and pay homage to the gods of financial chaos.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Breaking ranks in Bushland-insiders bailing out on Lame Duck, Inc No one knows how much economic damage we will sustain in 2009, but one thing is for certain. We are nowhere near being prepared to ride out the storm. Some of us will drown.

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