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

September 30, 2011

Bits and Pieces for the Week of September 25 - October 1

Promising breakthrough: possible HIV vaccine (Mike)
Facebook "pokes" at your privacy. (Mike)
A primer on the Greek debt crisis (Mike)
Since the MSM isn't yet covering this ongoing protest, it's important to make the effort ourselves to follow it. (Mike)
"These are the same Republicans...." (Mike)

"Why are people occupying Wall Street? Why has the occupation – despite the latest police crackdown – sent out sparks across America... There are obvious reasons. We are watching the beginnings of the defiant self-assertion of a new generation of Americans, a generation who are looking forward to finishing their education with no jobs, no future, but still saddled with enormous and unforgivable debt. Most, I found, were of working-class or otherwise modest backgrounds, kids who did exactly what they were told they should: studied, got into college, and are now not just being punished for it, but humiliated – faced with a life of being treated as deadbeats, moral reprobates... Is it really surprising they would like to have a word with the financial magnates who stole their future?" (7 of 6)

80 Years of Planning: The Kochs + The Family + Birchers = Tea Party. A really good article on the Machiavellian timeline against the poor and middle class by these Oligarchs. (one paragraph headline) "Their goal: A Proto-Fascist (Business run) Government, Union Free Country, Privatized Education, and the End of Social Safety Nets." (7 of 6)

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