>Obama’s phony banking "reform"

>by Barry Greywsws.org (April 27 2010)Debate on the Senate version of the Obama administration's bank regulatory overhaul is expected to begin shortly. The House of Representatives passed its banking bill last December.Neither bill does anything to curb the power of the banks or limit their parasitic and socially destructive activities. What the media is calling … Continue reading >Obama’s phony banking "reform"

>Tipping Point (Part Three)

>Near-Term Systemic Implications of a Peak in Global Oil Production - Collapse DynamicsPosted by Gail the Actuarytheoildrum.com (April 14 2010)Recently, a 55 page paper called Tipping Point: Near-Term Implications of a Peak in Global Oil Production was published as the joint effort of two organizations, Feasta and The Risk/Resilience Network, with lead author David Korowicz:http://www.theoildrum.com/files/Tipping%20Point.pdfWeContinue reading >Tipping Point (Part Three)

>The Financial Terrorists Who Destroyed Our Economy …

>Will Pay Zero in Taxes - and Get $33 Billion in Refundsby David DeGraw, Amped StatusAlterNet (April 18 2010)Journalist David DeGraw has put together a devastating report {1} detailing how Wall Street continues to pillage the economy with the government's help. "The staggering level of theft continues unabated", writes DeGraw. "Our future is going up … Continue reading >The Financial Terrorists Who Destroyed Our Economy …

>A Still Moment

>Clusterfuck Nation by James Howard KunstlerComment on current events by the author ofThe Long Emergency (2005)www.kunstler.com (April 25 2010)George W Bush was onto something in the fall of 2008 when he remarked apropos of the Lehman collapse: "... this sucker could go down".It's my serene conviction, by the way, that this sucker actually is going … Continue reading >A Still Moment

>The Trouble with Corporate Personhood

>Freedom of Speech for a Fictionby Christopher Ketchamchristopherketcham.com (February 03 2010)I often correspond with a long-time Washington DC operator named Leigh Ratiner, who spent forty years in government, serving under Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford and Reagan, with cabinet-level posts in the Defense Department, under the Secretary of the Interior, in the Department of Energy, … Continue reading >The Trouble with Corporate Personhood

>The Real Socialist Threat is the Military

>Watch Out for Those Pinko-Commies in Camouflageby Christopher Ketchamcounterpunch.org (April 22 2010)I got into an e-mail conversation recently with a former CIA officer and ex-Marine, who, in horror at the Obama administration, went into a Tea Partyist fit denouncing the "communists, socialists, wealth redistribution folks, Democrats in Congress". This was not his usual lucid style … Continue reading >The Real Socialist Threat is the Military

>Can US dollar remain world’s currency? Part Four

>The world wants a new reserve currency - would be good for Americans tooJane D'Arista Interview (Part 4 of 4)therealnews.com (April 20 2010)Jane D'Arista is a research associate with the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she also co-founded an Economists' Committee for Financial Reform called SAFER, that is, stable, accountable, … Continue reading >Can US dollar remain world’s currency? Part Four