Monthly Archives: April 2012

Two Multi-National Corporations and a Voter

BPR Quote of the Day “Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.” James Bovard (Bovard is a libertarian writer and lecturer.)

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From Womb to Tomb Without Any Help

BPR Quote of the Day “America: A country in which it has gotten too expensive to go to college, which is the only way to qualify for a decent job, which you need to get health care, which you need … Continue reading

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Millions of Americans Suffering From OLS

OBAMA LETDOWN SYNDROME (OLS): NO CURE ON THE HORIZON  by Arlen Grossman/ The Big Picture Report Do you feel Angry? Frustrated?  Cynical? Hopeless?  If your politics lean liberal/progressive, you are not alone with these nagging symptoms. You may be suffering … Continue reading

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BPR Quote of the Day “Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.” Ernest Hemingway  

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How Mitt and His Partners Get Rich–And How We Pay For It

In less than three minutes, Robert Reich explains how capital equity partnerships, like Bain Capital, game the system–and how the rest of us end up holding the bag.

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How Lehman Brothers Cheated While U.S. Regulators Looked the Other Way

60 Minutes: The Case Against Lehman Brothers Steve Kroft, on CBS’s 60 Minutes last Sunday, examines (1) how the Lehman Brothers fudged numbers, evaded detection and slipped into bankruptcy, helping trigger a worldwide financial collapse, (2) how their accounting firm Ernst … Continue reading

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Not the Same America Any More

BPR Quote of the Day “The United States, as the world knows, will never start a war.” President John F. Kennedy Commencement Address at American University in Washington, June 10, 1963

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Drop Your Drawers and Bend Over For America

BPR Quote of the Day  “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Benjamin Franklin

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Spray Wars

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Thomas Jefferson: Let the Rich Pay the Taxes

BPR Quotes of the Day Thomas Jefferson’s views on who should be paying taxes would clearly disqualify him as a member of today’s Republican Party….. “The collection of taxes… has been as yet only by duties on consumption. As these … Continue reading

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