Monthly Archives: May 2012

WALL STREET REFORM: GOING…GOING…GONE

How Wall Street Killed Financial Reform It’s bad enough that the banks strangled the Dodd-Frank law. Even worse is the way they did it – with a big assist from Congress and the White House. By Matt Taibbi/ Rolling Stone/ … Continue reading

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Tough Beans

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Numbers That Count: THE KOCH ASSAULT ON DEMOCRACY

Estimated Amount to Be Spent by Koch Brothers for 2012 Election: $400 Million. Total Amount raised by John McCain For His 2008 Presidential Campaign: $370 Million. Source: Politico Thank you, Citizens United, for sabotaging “one person, one vote” elections in … Continue reading

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PANETTA DISMISSES CIVILIAN DEATHS BY DRONES

Excerpt from Greenwald blog: The Authoritarian Mind by Glenn Greenwald/ Salon/ May 27, 2012 ABC News‘ Jake Tapper this morning interviewed Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and asked him about civilian deaths caused by U.S. drones: specifically, whether the U.S.’s relentless … Continue reading

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It’s a Team Effort

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THE WAR ON AMERICA

War Inc. Shifts Homeward by Kelley B. Vlahos/ Antiwar.com/ May 22, 2012 It’s been said many times that the war is a self-sustaining industry that requires a constant threat overseas to keep the machine thriving at home. Looking at the … Continue reading

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CHRIS HAYES IS MY HERO (Or Almost Was)

by Arlen Grossman/ The Big Picture Report thedailybeast.com MSNBC’s Chris Hayes took a lot of flack for saying something that needed to be said: soldiers should not be called “heroes.” Here is what got him in trouble on his Sunday … Continue reading

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1988: Frank Zappa Tried To Warn Us

Frank Zappa Interviewed by Charlie Rose, Feb. 10,1988 His Fear: U.S. can turn into a “Fascist Theocracy.”

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Graduate of the GWBush School of Public Speaking

BPR Quote of the Day

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REMEMBER WHEN ONLY SEVEN DIRTY WORDS WOULD GET YOU IN TROUBLE?

Revealed: Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don’t want the government spying on you (and they include ‘pork’, ‘cloud’ and ‘Mexico’) By Daniel Miller/ The Daily Mail/ May 26, 2012 Department of Homeland Security forced to release … Continue reading

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