Florida Governor Rick Scott may have just one more day to veto Florida’s big-bank friendly foreclosure act, HB 87. Nearly 1,200 Floridians have signed the Veto Florida’s Foreclosure Act Petition, despite indifferent coverage by Florida’s mainstream media. We would know the exact deadline required for the governor’s veto if HB 87 appeared on the governor’s [...]
NOW can we start spending some money to fix the nation?
Since the recession ended four years ago, the federal budget deficit has topped $1 trillion every year. But now the government’s annual deficit is shrinking far faster than anyone in Washington expected, and perhaps even faster than many economists think is advisable for the [...]
UPDATE May 14, 12:19 AM EDT Where is HB 87? Governor Rick Scott has not vetoed the big bank friendly Florida foreclosures law according to his 2013 Bill Action web site. In fact, the law, passed by the Senate on May 3, 2013, is not even listed on the bill action web site. Since the [...]
Reckless trading in derivatives in 2012 and recent allegations of deliberate distortion of testimony to federal regulators are two reasons that the powerful Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JPMorgan is under intense fire prior to the company annual meeting in two weeks. (Image)
Jamie Dimon was the magician who turned a sow’s ear into [...]
That’s what Blythe Masters of JPMorgan does based on evidence from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and JPMorgan’s recent history. (Image: UCS)
Coal power is the leading source carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. CO2 is the leading cause of climate change. Once airborne, the man made filth sticks around for 2 to 20 [...]
By Paul Craig Roberts
Dave Kranzler of Golden Returns declares the April payroll jobs report that was released on May 3 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to be “fictitious.” 
Statistician John Williams (shadowstats.com) says both the jobs report and unemployment rate are “nonsense.”
I agree with both. But don’t expect the financial [...]
By Paul Craig Roberts April 28, 2013 | Original here Reposted with permission
“From the end of the recession in 2009 through 2011 (the last year for which Census Bureau wealth data are available), the 8 million households in the U.S. with a net worth above $836,033 saw their aggregate wealth rise by an estimated [...]
The Illuminati were amateurs. The second huge financial scandal of the year reveals the real international conspiracy: There’s no price the big banks can’t fix.
Rolling Stone, By Matt Taibbi, April 25
Conspiracy theorists of the world, believers in the hidden hands of the Rothschilds and the Masons and the Illuminati, we skeptics owe you [...]
That depends on the definition of the word we. There’s the royal we used by the political rulers, each faction claiming to represent the will of the people. Then there’s we the people.
We don’t use the term domestic agenda but we have some very real priorities.
A recent survey by Pew Research showed a [...]
(Washington, DC 4/15) I’ll go for that. The financial meltdown can easily be seen as a bunch of strung out coke heads trying to fix what they knew they’d broken: grandiosity, pressured speech, bad judgment after bad judgment, avarice, greed, and abandonment of any pretense of morality. (Image: 401K 2013
Dr. David Nutt, MD, chair [...]
This is good news. Keep in mind that the real rate of unemployment in these areas is the Fed U-6 level plus the long-term unemployed who want to work and have been out of work for 12 months or more (no longer counted by the Feds). See Shadow Government Statistics
Metropolitan Area [...]
…I wish I was an ignorant Republican, Inc-er.
I did my taxes last night. It was not pretty.
I had an instructor for Tax Accounting when I was Actorino212, and he once said something really profound.
Which is to say it would mean nothing to a Teabagger.
He said, “Never regret having a large tax [...]
Neal Stephenson is what most bloggers would wish to be, able to describe the shape that people want of things to come. His Snow Crash divined the natural result of computers, aging, inter-networking, combined with a decaying post-industrial and service economy. People would root themselves in imaginative virtual worlds, and seek to hit human nerves [...]
Pepe Escobar’s column yesterday (3/26) complimented the excellent class analysis piece by Stirling Newberry in The Agonist. Escobar pointed out the irony of United States and European nations acting like the great white father to the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa). He cited figures from the United Nations Human Development Report, [...]