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Added by Frank Pandolfo on November 13, 2014 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Ripley Was Right: Ebola, Science, and the Precautionary Principle

In my previous post on the Ebola outbreak, I focused on how the treatment of Ebola patients highlights the shortcomings of private healthcare in the US, and the need for a comprehensive public system.  I also mentioned that American media coverage has been limited, as we might expect, to a spectrum running from Republican/Fox fear-mongering to Democratic/MSNBC ass-covering. I avoided, and had formed…

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Added by Jim Kavanagh on November 4, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

A Joke In November

On the way home from his successful fund-raising meeting, a powerful US Senator, drives his car into a tree and dies. His soul arrives at the Pearly Gates, and is met by St. Peter.

"Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, we have a special protocol for a person of your stature, to make sure that you are given appropriate accommodations.“

"No problem, says the Senator. “Just let me in and we’ll work it out."

"Actually,” St. Pete says, “our process…

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Added by Jim Kavanagh on November 4, 2014 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Gaza Calling: It’s the Colonialism, Stupid!

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On how Gaza lays Zionism bare, in eight bites

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nakba 4 by sameer-kH…

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Added by Jim Kavanagh on October 13, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Tale of Two Markets

The following is an excellent excerpt from the book “THE GREAT DEFORMATION: The Corruption of Capitalism in America” by David A. Stockman from Chapter 14 “Pork Bellies, Floating Money, and the Rise of Speculative Finance” on page 300 and I quote: “Tale of Two Markets – In September 1960 the Merc was down to a single commodity;: a dying contract egg futures which traded languidly in a small pit surrounded by Ping-Pong tables and card games. …

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Added by LaVern Isely on September 17, 2014 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Bloomberg Businessweek: Borrowing: Payday Lenders at Play On Caribbean Yachts

The following is an excellent article from the September 15 - September 21, 2014 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek on page 44 written by Zeke Faux titled "Borrowing: Payday Lenders at Play On Caribbean Yachts" and I quote:

"Borrowing

Payday Lenders at Play on Caribbean Yachts"

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Added by LaVern Isely on September 16, 2014 at 11:06am — No Comments

Time: Henry Kissinger Reminds Us Why Realism Matters

The following is an excellent excerpt from the article in the September 22, 2014 issue of Time magazine written by Walter Issacson on page 36 titled in the magazine "The Lion in Winter" but on the Time website as "Henry Kissing Reminds Us Why Realism Matters" and I quote:

"Henry Kissinger Reminds Us Why Realism Matters"…

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Added by LaVern Isely on September 16, 2014 at 10:36am — No Comments

Why Currency Futures Were Not Exactly God's Work

The following is an excellent excerpt from the book “THE GREAT DEFORMAITON: The Corruption of Capitalism in America” by David A. Stockman from Chapter 14  “Pork Bellies, Floating Money, and the Rise of Speculative Finance” from page 294 and I quote: “Why Currency Futures Were Not Exactly God's Work – In the tradition of the farm commodity exchanges,  Melamed considered such outsized returns as evidence that speculators were doing God's work. …

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Added by LaVern Isely on September 15, 2014 at 10:13am — No Comments

I Am Citizen

Everything I do in the political arena begins with this truth. There are many reasons to say, think and act this truth that make me very proud. Most of the things done in this name by others give me pride. Neither is universally true. I have a wide "nationalist" streak in me, but not one without logic, intellect, or eyesight. I believe I am very honest in my dealings as citizen; not everyone would agree. Your mileage may vary. 

For the past two years, most of my political…

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Added by Bud Fields on September 13, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Astonishing 50,000X Growth of Merc

The following is an excellent excerpt from the book “THE GREAT DEFORMATION: The Corruption of Capitalism in America” by David A. Stockman from Part IV: The Age of Bubble Finance in Chapter 14 “Pork Bellies, Floating Money, and the Rise of Speculative Finance” on page 287 and I quote: “The Astonishing 50,000X Growth of Merc – The next chapters in the tale of [Leo] Melamed and the Merc are downright astonishing. …

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Added by LaVern Isely on September 12, 2014 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Rise of Speculative Finance

The following is an excellent excerpt from the book “THE GREAT DEFORMATION: The Corruption of Capitalism in America” by David A. Stockman from Part IV – The Age of Bubble Finance” Chapter 14 “Pork Bellies, Floating Money, and the Rise of Speculative Finance” on page 281 and I quote: “[President Richard] Nixon's estimable free market advisors who gathered at the Camp David weekend were to an astonishing degree clueless…

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Added by LaVern Isely on September 11, 2014 at 12:03pm — No Comments

The Dogs of Hell: An Original Jihadi Trashes ISIS

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In my last post, I treated ISIS as a phenomenon that serves imperial interests—the latest character in an ongoing tragedy of the opportunist use of jihadi players by hegemonic powers, which went into production in Afghanistan in 1979, and which…

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Added by Jim Kavanagh on September 10, 2014 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Forbes.com: The Origin of 'The World's Dumbest Idea': Milton Friedman

The following is an excellent article from the Forbes website written by Steve Denning on June 26, 2013 titled "The Origin of 'The World's Dumbest Idea': Milton Friedman" and I quote:

The Origin Of 'The World's Dumbest Idea': Milton Friedman

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Added by LaVern Isely on September 10, 2014 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Ultimate Regulatory Capture: When the CFTC Went Into the Franchized Gambling Business

The following is an excellent excerpt from the book “THE GREAT DEFORMATION: The Corruption of Capitalism in America” by David A. Stockman from Chapter 14 “Pork Bellies, Floating Money and the Rise of Speculative Finance” from page 312 and I quote: “Ultimate Regulatory Capture: When the CFTC Went into the Franchised Gambling Business” - In the final analysis, of course, state laws…

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Added by LaVern Isely on September 9, 2014 at 10:06am — No Comments

The Progressive Populist: Wall Street's New Scam: Shady Consultants Absolve Banks That Pay Them

The following is an excellent article by David Dayen on August 20, 2014 on Salon.com which was published by The Progressive Populist in their September 15, 2014 issue on page 10 titled "Wall Street's Hot New Scam: Shady Consultants Absolve Banks That Pay Them" and I quote:

"Wall Street’s hot new scam: Shady banking consultants absolve the banks that pay…

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Added by LaVern Isely on September 6, 2014 at 10:37am — No Comments

New York Times: On Language: No Docs

The following is an excellent article from The New York Times written by Jack Rosenthal on August 15, 2008 titled "No Docs" and I quote:

"On Language

No Docs"

David Pidgeon…

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Added by LaVern Isely on September 5, 2014 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Getting the Politicos: Gaining Clout

The following is an excellent excerpt from the book “60 MINUTES: The Power & The Politics of America's Most Popular TV News Show” by Axel Madsen from Chapter 8 titled “Getting the Politicos: Gaining Clout” on page 112 and I quote: “The young woman was a decoy.  She was CBS News researcher Lucy Spiegel, and applying for the birth certificate of someone her own age but long since dead was only the beginning.  Fake ID showed her obtaining a phony…

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Added by LaVern Isely on September 3, 2014 at 2:12pm — No Comments

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