"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

December 13, 2007

Bits and Pieces for the Week of December 9 - 15

FinancialTimes.com has a terrific web site filled with articles and columns about the worldwide credit crisis. Great resource for all of us.

Congress hears pleas for VA to help suicidal vets (Mike)

California homeowners could have avoided the sub-prime mortgage mess if only their state government wasn't so corrupt. (Mike)

I hate to break it to Hillary and Obama fans; "On the Democratic side, Edwards performs best against each of the leading Republicans." Yes, I wish it weren't true folks but racism and misogyny still exist in America today. I'll repeat it, Edwards is the only electable Progressive in the Democratic field. (7 of 6)

Your tax dollars hard at work (Mike)

This movie turned out to be a pleasant, entertaining diversion to my overwhelming weekend activities. I highly recommend it. (Mike)

"...Social Security disability claims have left hundreds of thousands of people in a kind of purgatory, now waiting as long as three years for a decision." Gee, sounds just like the Veteran's Administration. America's new motto, "Give me your healthy, strong, wealthy and fuck the rest, they are just a burden on society!" (7 of 6)

This bears repeating, this is huge! "Major crude producer Iran has completely stopped carrying out its oil transactions in dollars... ...labelling the greenback an 'unreliable' currency... Iran has also reduced its dollar assets held in foreign banks and urged OPEC to take collective action to price oil in other currencies such as the euro..." (7 of 6)

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