We now have so many scandals coming and going that it’s hard to get past the basic details on any of them, let alone something change in the wake of one. Who was this Russian guy who was killed by the FBI in relation to the Boston Marathon bombing? Don’t know, there’s a new scandal with large banks who have been caught (AGAIN) fucking around in the area of foreclosed homes.
Never mind the Bloomberg I’m watching your every keystroke scandal, or the AP thing.
You get the idea. How convenient is this rapid pace of scandals for the scumbags of the world?
Conservative opponents said they would try to block the closure of Guantanamo and rejected Obama’s call to repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force, passed in September 2001 and the legal basis for much of the “war on terror.”
Obama knows Republicans would never repeal this foundational law that authorizes just about every awful ‘counterterrorist’ thing we do, he looks like a good dude for running it up the flag pole and nothing will change.
Mission accomplished, let’s get on with killin’ folks.
What capitalism can’t live with is an end to class exploitation. So you could have half the CEOs of the Fortune 500 be female, 12 percent or so black, etc., and you’d still have a massively lopsided distribution of income and power.
Anti-women ideas and anti-black/minority ideas help to justify class exploitation, as in you shouldn’t be the same as the white man, but the end all big kahuna of the capitalist game is workers don’t get paid, management/control gets paid.
Workers and management.
Rulers and ruled.
Rich and poor.
You know, the common themes of the human shitpile.
The so-called “Monsanto Protection Act” — a bill that protects genetically modified seed manufacturers from litigation in the face of health risks — sneaked into law with the passing of spending bill HR 933.
GMO seed must not be safe, so it should be labelled as GMO and maybe even taken off the market.
A New York public television outlet, WNET, went to great lengths to placate conservative industrialist David Koch as PBS aired an Alex Gibney documentary on income inequality that focused on the conservative billionaire. The president of WNET called Koch and offered to let him film a roundtable discussion that would air after the documentary, among other conciliatory gestures. The controversy reportedly also prompted PBS to back off another Koch-focused documentary in the pipeline. All the placation didn’t work: Koch resigned from his position on WNET’s board and reportedly canceled a large donation.
Not surprising, but I wonder if the PBS president feels like he did his best to blow Moneybags Koch and it didn’t work.
Overall, a cheap and tawdry affair.
I can’t wait for the Koch brothers to die — the world will be a much better place when they do.
Many current and former Bloomberg employees say they have been told the company keeps a record of every action taken on a terminal, whether by staff or outside customers, in a practice known as keystroke logging. The data are closely held within the company but can be used for everything from assisting customers with their machines to investigating employees for violations of their confidentiality agreement.
I’m not sure if you could call this anything but social control.
The sad bit is that the 9/11 attacks and fearmongering has made this sort of social control acceptable with parts of our population asking for it!!
And has been repeatedly pointed out, the Bloomberg ‘thesis’ that stop and frisk makes New York City safer has not been confirmed by data. It’s just the hot air from a short, controlling, municipal dictator.
As JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)’s Jamie Dimon prepares for a vote tomorrow on whether he should keep his chairman and chief executive officer titles, he may take comfort knowing most of his biggest shareholders are led by men with the same dual role.
Let’s all be grown up and speak openly about the corruption of corporate America.
If I lost $6.5+ billion I would expect to be thrown out on my ass. The idea that King Dimon, narcissist to end all narcissits, doesn’t just take his ass whoopin’ like a man and go get a job somewhere else is beyond me.
“I said, ‘Wow! That’s amazing! All these people gonna be eatin’ me,’” he said to the camera. “Oh that’s so hot! A hot dog with mustard and relish! That’s better than Anthony Weiner!” he added, making a pun on one of his potential rival’s names. “Hey–I didn’t say that! I love you guys!”
In a letter to Mr. McMillan, Papaya King’s Blake Gower stressed just how much the hot dog shop has in common with the perennial candidate and activist who shot to fame following his unforgettable appearance during the great 2010 New York gubernatorial debate, where his slogan, “The Rent is Too Damn High!” made waves.
I think ‘The Rent is Too Damn High!” guy would be perfect as the next mayor of New York City.