I just don’t understand how everyone that caused all of these financial problems are trying to walk away like they had nothing to do with any of this…
Good read: By Robert Scheer Via Truthdig
The corruptions of journalism were on full display when CNN’s Fareed Zakaria turned to Robert Rubin this past Sunday for advice on how to fix the financial crisis that he, as much as anyone, caused. I was trapped on a treadmill in front of an overhead television and unable to turn the thing off in time to avoid this assault on my mental and physical health.
As a result I was forced to hear Rubin, Bill Clinton’s treasury secretary, insist that he always favored regulating toxic derivatives and is therefore not at all responsible for the ensuing economic meltdown. He was responding to the sole critical question from the CNN host, who quoted a question by New York Times columnist Paul Krugman: “Did all the senior members of the [Obama] economics team have to be protégés of Robert Rubin, the apostle of financial deregulation?” Unfortunately, Zakaria just rolled over when his guest simply lied in response:
“First of all, I am not the apostle of financial deregulation. Quite the contrary. On derivatives … I developed a deep concern about the systemic problem that was created. When I was back at Goldman Sachs, it was a concern I had … a concern I had when I was in government. And in fact, when I wrote my book in 2003, I was so concerned about it that I actually included that that discussion in there.”
Looks like pursuing opportunities outside her former gubernatorial post is paying off for Sarah Palin. After she shopped her pitch for an “unscripted” television show about Alaska around heathen Hollywood, a winner, Discovery Communications, appears to have pulled ahead of Palin’s other suitors, and, according to Variety, honchos at the cable channel are willing to pay handsomely to bring “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” to a television near you.
The president took a break from leaning on House members to pitch his health care plan to Fox News. You know the president was going to have a up hill battle dealing with Fox News …
Things got a little testy, but Fox’s Bret Baier ended up apologizing for interrupting so much and the president was able to get his message out….
1.5 million Haitians are homeless, 200,000 or more have died
I know we need to help them but how much and to whom…
- I dont want the money going into the hands of local militias…
Professional prankster group Improv Everywhere’s “No Pants Subway Ride” is one cultural trend that appears to be taking off. Despite a frigid winter, participants in as many as 43 cities around the world commuted in their underwear, and we’ve got photos to prove it.
In the words of one participant, quoted by the BBC, “We’re just trying to put smiles on people’s faces.”
company-wide ban’s on gossip has cause many people to lose employment….
If you’ve seen the TV series “Whale Wars,” you know all about the Sea Shepherds, those activists who try to obstruct Japanese whalers, to the chagrin of whale eaters and Greenpeace alike. The group just lost a very expensive carbon fiber and Kevlar speedboat in the craft’s maiden confrontation with a Japanese whaling vessel.
The Sea Shepherds and the Japanese are blaming each other for the sinking, but anyone with real sea legs would instantly recognize the culprit: The Shepherds renamed the speedboat from Earthrace to Ady Gil. Every sailor knows it’s the worst kind of bad luck to rename a vessel.
Coffee beans from Ethiopia are ground to make a rich, almost wine-flavored brew. Beans from Guatemala are brewed into a reddish drink that balances acidity and heavy body. There are iced coffees, popular with Asian communities; Turkish-style powdered coffees, a favorite among Middle Easterners; and espressos, long a hit with Latinos and Italians.
War is brutal and impersonal. It mocks the fantasy of individual heroism and the absurdity of utopian goals like democracy. In an instant, industrial warfare can kill dozens, even hundreds of people, who never see their attackers. The power of these industrial weapons is indiscriminate and staggering. They can take down apartment blocks in seconds, burying and crushing everyone inside. They can demolish villages and send tanks, planes and ships up in fiery blasts. The wounds, for those who survive, result in terrible burns, blindness, amputation and lifelong pain and trauma. No one returns the same from such warfare. And once these weapons are employed all talk of human rights is a farce.
People are fighting to be free…
People are fighting back:(Raw, Stunning Footage Of Iran Protesters Saving Prisoners From Getting Hanged)
Graphic video (last video on page)
Michele Bachmann has become well known for her anti-government tea-bagger antics, protesting health care reform and every other government “handout” as socialism. What her followers probably don’t know is that Rep. Bachmann is, to use that anti-government slur, something of a welfare queen. That’s right, the anti-government insurrectionist has taken more than a quarter-million dollars in government handouts thanks to corrupt farming subsidies she has been collecting for at least a decade.
Is it acceptable that some people are left to die because they can’t see a doctor when they get sick?
Will Tiger Woods finally talk to the police? Who will replace Oprah? (Not that Oprah can ever be replaced, of course.) And will Michaele and Tareq Salahi, the couple who crashed President Barack Obama’s first state dinner, command the hundreds of thousands of dollars they want for an exclusive television interview? Can Levi Johnston, father of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s grandson, get his wish to be a contestant on “Dancing With the Stars”?
Tehran has now approved construction of 10 uranium enrichment plants
Human rights researchers and former detainees agree: Despite its stated goal of improving detention conditions
Beginning with the infamous Mary Kay Letourneau case in 1995, Americans have been fascinated with female teachers who cross the line and have sexual relationships with their students. According to an AP study, between 2001 and 2005, 2,570 educators had their teaching credentials revoked, denied, surrendered or sanctioned following allegations of sexual misconduct. While only ten percent of those teachers were women, female teachers who have slept with their students receive the lion’s share of media attention
Never-before-released court documents and amateur video help provide the clearest picture yet of what happened inside a Las Vegas strip club on Feb. 19, 2007, when Adam “Pacman” Jones showered scantily clad dancers with money. Just minutes after “making it rain,” Jones was involved in a fight inside the club. A short time later, three people were shot outside the club.
Michael Jackson’s hair caught on fire while filming a Pepsi commercial in 1984. Was this the cause of his pain killer addiction?
Tony Romo broke up with Jessica Simpson Thursday, according to reports. The alleged actress turned 29 the next day. This was present from both the Dallas cowboys as well as Tony
The Enquirer has reported that actor Morgan Freeman is planning to marry his step-granddaughter, E’Dena Hines after his divorce from Myrna Colley Lee is over. Read more on Morgan Freeman and his step-granddaughter below. Actor Morgan Freeman, 72, had a ten year long affair with his step-granddaughter, E’Dena Hines, 27.