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February 2010 Blog Posts (6)

Wall Street's Bailout Hustle

If you're not angry, you're not paying attention.



MATT TAIBBI

Posted Feb 17, 2010 in Rolling Stone Magazine



Goldman Sachs and other big banks aren't just pocketing the trillions we gave them to rescue the economy - they're re-creating the conditions for another crash



On January 21st, Lloyd Blankfein left a peculiar voicemail message on the work phones of his employees at Goldman Sachs. Fast becoming America's pre-eminent Marvel… Continue

Added by Cromag on February 21, 2010 at 10:10pm — No Comments

Republicans at Highest Levels Really Want to Do Away with Democracy for All

By Mark Ames,

February 12, 2010, via AlterNet http://ow.ly/19w6a
While Tea Party movement followers ran around Nashville last week dressed up in their Paul Revere period costumes, blathering about their heroic struggle against Obama's Islamosocialist tyranny, the right-wing elite that nurtures them, and their paid libertarian ideologues, have been openly advocating the abolition… Continue

Added by Cromag on February 20, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Investigation: USMC General Smedley Butler and the US Corporate Coup [VIDEO UPDATE]

Smedley Butler on Interventionism

-- Excerpt from a speech delivered in 1933, by Major General Smedley Butler, USMC.



War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.



I believe…

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Added by Cromag on February 14, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The Disadvantages of an Elite Education

Our best universities have forgotten that the reason they exist is to make minds, not careers

It didn’t dawn on me that there might be a few holes in my education until I was about 35. I’d just bought a house, the pipes needed fixing, and the plumber was standing in my kitchen. There he was, a short, beefy guy with a goatee and a Red Sox cap… Continue

Added by Cromag on February 12, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Where's The Movement?

Where's The Movement? by George Lakoff

 

In forming his administration, President Obama abandoned the movement that had begun during his campaign for deal-making and a pragmatism that hasn't worked. That movement is still possible and needed now. Here is look at what is required, and how a version of it is forming in California.



We begin with this week's triple whammy.



Freedom vs. The Public Option



Which would you prefer,…

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Added by Cromag on February 9, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

How to Get Our Democracy Back - by Lawrence Lessig

If You Want Change, You Have to Change Congress

We should remember what it felt like one year ago, as the ability to recall it emotionally will pass and it is an emotional memory as much as anything else. It was a moment rare in a democracy's history. The feeling was palpable--to supporters and opponents alike--that something important had happened. America had elected, the young candidate promised, a transformational president. And wrapped in a campaign that had… Continue

Added by Cromag on February 7, 2010 at 10:24pm — No Comments

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