Sunday, April 05, 2020

 

Pathetic

Ten years ago, Wall Street investment bank CEOs gave themselves ten million dollar bonuses from the taxpayer-funded bailout. Today, facing financial ruin from the pandemic, these taxpayers are offered a meager $1200 by Congress.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

 

Big Step

With many American citizens forbidden from working and facing imminent loss of employer-paid health insurance, the United States Congress is charged with taking a big step in order to prevent social collapse. In this situation, nothing short of Social Security and Medicare for all will suffice.



Friday, March 13, 2020

 

Don't Panic

We don't shut down society over the flu virus, nor should we panic over COVID-19. Following public health protocols, we can adapt our economy to the threat of pandemics so that no one is deprived of housing, food or medicine nor forced to go into debt to survive.

Monday, February 03, 2020

 

Data Monarch

As Whitney Webb reports, ebay founder Pierre Omidyar, the multi-billionaire owner of First Look Media (parent company of the Intercept) is deeply connected to the U.S. Agency for International Development. The Omidyar Group holding company and Omidyar Network investments have, she says, forged extensive relationships with USAID and other elements of the national security state.

As Alexander Rubinstein and Max Blumenthal write, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power praised Omidyar for following in the footsteps of George Soros, known for insider-trading and undermining democracy worldwide.

While backing media outlets around the world that produce news and commentary, Omidyar supports a global cartel of self-styled fact-checking groups that determine which outlets are legitimate and which are “fake.” 

Saturday, February 01, 2020

 

1938

1938 featured some magical combinations, including George Woolf and Seabiscuit, as well as Dashiell Hammett and Lillian Hellman. Artie Shaw got them all dancing.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

 

Credit Cartel

Since the 2009-2010 bank bailouts, the U.S. Government functions as 'muscle' in the ongoing Wall Street protection racket extorting $$$$ for the Credit Cartel.
--Jose Rubio

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

 

Bookends

The essential difference between Bill Gates and Donald Trump--both born into wealth and power--is in the marketing of their respective philanthropist/playboy identities while sharing an ongoing interest in tax avoidance offshore.

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