05 Oct 2011

Anonymous Announces Planned Takedown Of NYSE.com

This diarist has been banned.

25 Sep 2011

Meltdown – The Men Who Crashed The World

From AlJazeera: The first of a four-part investigation into a world of greed and recklessness that brought down the financial world – the story of the people who destroyed the US and global economy. The whole game is increasing your bonus. You don’t go into the city to do the

23 Sep 2011

We’re So Respectable 25% Of Children Under 6 Now Live In Poverty

Well now we’re respected in society We don’t worry about the things that we used to be We’re talking heroin with the president Well it’s a problem, sir, but it can’t be bent… Writing at RawStory Eric Dolan, reporting on a new research report (.PDF) from Jessica Bean, Beth Mattingly

22 Sep 2011

Go Ahead And Argue FOR The Death Penalty

Go ahead and argue that you want anyone who kills to be killed…

21 Sep 2011

We Are All Troy

The Guardian: Moments before he was put to death, Troy Davis lifted his head from the gurney to which he was strapped and looked the family of Mark MacPhail, the police officer for whose murder he was convicted, directly in the eyes. “I want to talk to the MacPhail family,”

21 Sep 2011

Senator Elizabeth Warren?

Elizabeth Warren discussing the debt crisis, fair taxation and other important issues as part of her Senate campaign talking tour. I hear all this, you know, “Well, this is class warfare, this is whatever.”—No! There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a

19 Sep 2011

Life of Illusion

An experienced economist and a novice economist are walking down the road. They come across some dog sh*t lying on the pavement. The experienced economist says, “If you eat that dog sh*t, I’ll give you $20,000!” The novice economist runs his optimization program and figures out he’s better off eating

18 Sep 2011

A Dreadful Hoax

“A lot of Christians wear crosses around their necks. You think when Jesus comes back he ever wants to see a fucking cross? It’s like going up to Jackie Onassis wearing a rifle pendant.” — Bill Hicks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxobrYMc-wQ

16 Sep 2011

America Is Dying

Last year AP reported: GULF SHORES, Ala. – Dolphins and sharks are showing up in surprisingly shallow water just off the Florida coast. Mullets, crabs, rays and small fish congregate by the thousands off an Alabama pier. Birds covered in oil are crawling deep into marshes, never to be seen