Published on Wednesday, August 05, 2015 by Rolling Stone by Eric Holthaus, Rolling Stone Historians may look to 2015 as the year when shit really started hitting the fan. Some snapshots: In just the past few months, record-setting heat waves in Pakistan and India each killed more than 1,000 people. In Washington state’s Olympic National Park, the rainforest caught […]
Wall Street firms are now making millions in profits off of public pension funds nationwide
Matt Taibbi points out that Romney and Ryan will not offer specifics of their tax plan because the numbers simply don’t add up. Media should be holding their feet to the fire and demanding real answers instead of pretending the plan is even a plan. I’ve never thought much of Joe Biden. But man, did […]
Romney has piled more debt onto more unsuspecting companies, written more gigantic checks that other people have to cover, than perhaps all but a handful of people on planet Earth.
The good news is that the vast majority of soldiers are loath to kill in battle. Unfortunately, modern armies, using Pavlovian and operant conditioning, have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. The psychological cost for soldiers, as witnessed by the increase in post-traumatic stress, is devastating. The psychological cost for the rest of us is even more so..
“The world’s most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.”
Don Blankenship, “The Dark Lord of Coal Country” and CEO of Massey Energy, a “coal company that he has turned into a national symbol of lethal greed” resigned suddenly in December.
On the bright side, a super volcano eruption would have a very cooling effect on the climate.
This video montage is based upon Matt Taibbi’s, Inside The Great American Bubble Machine The other day I learned that GS owns the Mountain Pass rare earth mine in California. The video is right, GS is everywhere.