(16 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 26, 2015 BREAKING: WikiLeaks Leaks TPP Draft!!!
This is an advanced January 2015 version of the confidential draft treaty chapter from the Investment group of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks between the United States, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Chile, Singapore, Peru, Vietnam, New Zealand and Brunei Darussalam. The treaty is being negotiated in secret by delegations from each of these 12 countries, who together account for 40% of global GDP.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 27, 2014 A Decent nation Would Have Impeached Bush and Obama
The administration of George W. Bush committed a number of actions, some of which are likely criminal, some of which expand the powers of the executive beyond credible fidelity to the constitution and some of which are just plain offensive regardless of their legality. Pres. Obama, who followed Bush into office, made some show of reversing some of the policies of his predecessor But kept others creating a culture of impuni
(44 comments) SHARE Monday, October 19, 2015 Why I no longer support Candidate Sanders
...when your blind loyalties to one candidate over another can affect the quality of life and well-being of not just this nation's citizens, but also people all over the world, it starts to become a frightening spectacle of word wrangling and rationalizing that's so insane, it's surreal at times.
(10 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 20, 2017 Preet Bharara's Russian Money Laundering Case Abruptly Settled, Raising Eyebrows
This is the case that Preet Bharara as the Manhattan US Attorney was working on when he was abruptly fired by Donald Trump back in March.
The trial was supposed to start tomorrow and witness testimony was expected to shed light on how Russian dirty money gets laundered. Through real estate. Expensive Manhattan real estate. Now that avenue of information gathering has been shut down.
Two lawyers also died.
(11 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 3, 2015 NYTimes: Conservative Economics and Income Inequality Are Literally Killing Us.
What's most shocking about these statistics is not how unhealthy they show Americans to be, compared with citizens of countries that spend much less on health care and have much less sophisticated medical technology. What is most perplexing is how stunningly fast the United States has lost ground.
Government support for Americans in the bottom half turned out to be too meager to hold society together.
(11 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 26, 2015 Four Reasons to Anticipate PostCapitalism
You know, postcapitalism -- the coming period of existence after the capitalist system has run its course, after Bernie Sanders' "political revolution" has outstripped Sanders' current promises, and brought us to a world in which we can actually do something about our situation without dragging around the profits system like a giant millstone?
(19 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 30, 2015 The Thundering Failure of the Democrats
I'm a Tom Joad democrat, a prison reform democrat, an anti-poverty democrat and a pro-justice democrat - so the party left me a long time ago...and they never looked back as they went chasing after the fat checkbook crowd.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 5, 2015 25 Unfounded Myths Being Spread About Bernie
As the political revolution continues to build steam, increasingly some Clintonites are really getting aggressive and deliberately spreading myths that need to be debunked. We have hit stage 3 of Gandhi's progression: First they ignore you, then they mock you, then they fight you, then you win. Here are the most common myths and why they are wrong.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, March 16, 2015 Opposing GMOs is not automatically antiscientific
I no longer oppose all GMOs. I would rather see that each proposed genetically modified organism be properly assessed for its impact on our health and the environment. That said, I still oppose almost every GMO in food production or forestry.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, August 24, 2015 Now that Bernie Sanders is taken seriously, supporters must get real
A recent article at OpEdNews titled Loving Bernie, But Getting Real is a must-read for all Bernie Sanders supporters. In the many posts I've written on Sanders, at one time or another I have alluded to the issues James Quandy brings up in his article.
The article will make the most ardent supporters of Bernie Sanders really upset.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, November 30, 2015 In wake of terrorism in Colorado Springs, Carly Fiorina proves herself a psychopath
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is a psychopath. This isn't new or surprising information; she has been a psychopath for apparently her entire professional life, and she is running for president behind numerous other psychopaths who would be hard-pressed to collectively summon enough basic human decency to fill a coffee tin. But it is something that needs again to be said
(7 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 30, 2013 The grace of atheists saved me, followers of Republican Jesus turned their back on me
Who are the ones with morals and who are the ones who lack them? My experience is the atheists are the ones who cared about me, the progressive Christians are the ones who serve their fellow man and community. I don't know what moral coda the social conservatives follow, but it bears little resemblance to anything Jesus taught, it bears little resemblance to the basic human decency amply demonstrated by my godless amoral peers
SHARE Saturday, January 2, 2021 Manhattan district attorney escalates Trump financial probe
The Washington Post cites "people familiar with the matter" to report that the Manhattan District Attorney's Office has now hired a forensic accounting firm to help in its long-running investigation of Donald Trump's past and present business dealings....