Banks was a 16-year-old junior and had made a verbal commitment to sign with Southern Cal when Wanetta Gibson, a Long Beach Poly high school classmate accused him of the rape.… More Brian Banks, football player exonerated in rape case, signs with Atlanta Falcons
Mother Jones Grotesque income inequality is just a symptom of our larger political disease. A FEW WEEKS AFTER the Occupy Wall Street protests began, we found ourselves having a random conversation with a couple of San Franciscans at a store counter. What were these kids going on about? they asked. Time was tight, the inquiry a pleasantry, really.… More Occupied Washington
Robert Scheer – Truthdig This phony debt crisis has now passed through the looking glass into the realm where madness reigns. What should have been an uneventful moment in which lawmakers make good on the nation’s contractual obligations has instead been seized upon by Republican hypocrites as a moment to settle ideological scores that have… More Debt Madness Was Always About Killing Social Security
Sacramento Bee They came by the thousands, transforming normally festive Cal Expo into a venue emblematic of California’s nightmarish housing meltdown. An estimated 10,000 people were in line Friday morning when the Cal Expo Pavilion’s doors opened on a five-day event aimed at helping distressed homeowners avoid foreclosure. The line for the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation… More In California: 10,000 LINE UP TO SAVE THEIR HOMES!
It’s time for the country to be alarmed at what’s happening. Corporations are buying candidates, election and formulating public policy. This is NOT a democratic process. This is Oligarchy at it’s best. As it stands now, the richest 2% of our population owns more than 80% of the entire wealth in this country. Therein lies… More Arianna: Special Interest Groups Are Buying Public Policy
*******WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE******** George Carlin performed this stage act a few years ago, but he tells us what we already know. Heck, FDR spoke of the greedy bastards (Corporations, Bankers, robber barons, etc.) decades ago when the most memorable part of that speech was, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself…”
Dylan Ratigan of MSNBC, in my opinion, is the “go to guy” in explaining exactly what happened to our economy and why. He explains it in the simplest terms possible, so that the average viewer will understand the issues regarding the economy. Kudos to Ratigan for his excellent work I wanted to share these two videos… More Dylan Ratigan – How The Feds, Banks & Congress Played A Role In Our Economic Mess (Video)