Juxtaposing images of the Great Depression with modern images of Modern Hoovervilles. Hoovervilles vs. Bushvilles. Notice the police presence in the last photographs. Where are the cops pulling banking executives from their undeserved penthouses?
Don't worry, everyone. Israel has investigated its own tactics during the recent Gaza War, and they've concluded...that they "maintained a high professional and moral level" of accountability. They conducted themselves according to the tenets of international law despite having to face an enemy that hid among civilians in order to conduct military operations and targeted... Continue Reading →
Those who are familiar with this blog know that my knew on-line playground is opensecrets.org. So after my blog yesterday regarding slashing the military budget I thought I would take my own advice for an explanation and follow the money. Below are the top five military defense contractors. The graphs show how much the they... Continue Reading →
Because we have to defend ourselves? How can we possibly defend ourselves if we cut our defense budget? You liberal wacko! Gee, I don't know. How do countries like Switzerland or Finland defend themselves with military expenditures about 1/100th and 1/200th that of the United States? Oh, yeah! They don't mess with other countries. So... Continue Reading →
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Frederick Douglass, in his West India Emancipation Speech of 1856, famously stated that "power concedes nothing without demand. It never did and it never will..." It's not hard to understand why a former slave and tireless human rights advocate would have an acute sensibility to the nature of power. He was, of course, correct. Without... Continue Reading →
That Im writing this blog right now has me mystified. I would have thought that the phrase, free market economy would be nothing more than a vulgar epithet today. After all, what has the so called free market created? A generation of stagnant wages, reduced benefits, deteriorated infrastructure and an agglomeration of wealth into... Continue Reading →