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Katrina And The Emperor by Richard Haas, slate.com | September 12, 2005The calamity of Katrina has exposed Bush's empty rhetoric and strategic dysfunction, harming our foreign policy. read more »
Rebuild The Gulf Coast -- And America by Roger Hickey, | September 9, 2005Now is the time to transform our government into an effective instrument for rebuilding America. read more »
Point Those Fingers by Paul Krugman, The New York Times | September 9, 2005If the Bush administration isn't held accountable for its response to Hurricane Katrina, it will keep repeating its mistakes. read more »
- Today I attended the second day of the New America Foundation's conference on Terrorism, Security, & America's Purpose. As I write this, Madeleine Albright, the former secretary of state, is being interviewed by CNN's Andrea Koppel. read more »
- The Bush administration strategy of referring to legitimate efforts to determine why the feds failed the people of the Gulf Coast so miserably as "the blame game" (see White House Enacts Plan To Ease Political Damage) appears to be working. read more »
The Media's Labor Day Revolution by Russ Baker, | September 6, 2005Katrina was the media's late wake-up call on the Bush administration's priorities. read more »
- There's something comforting about the conservative worldview that sees every tragedy through the lens of personal responsibility. It insulates us privileged folk from wondering whether we might be participating in a system that perpetuates injustice. Listen to the conservatives and you are absolved of all responsibility for the welfare of others. After all, the poor choose not to work. read more »
Beyond Petroleum by Brian Siu, | September 2, 2005Hurricane Katrina has highlighted the U.S. oil supply's vulnerabilities. It also opens the door for smart alternatives. read more »
Why The Levee Broke by Will Bunch , alternet.org | September 1, 2005Washington diverted federal funding for Louisiana flood control projects to pay for the war in Iraq. read more »
No 'Leak' links: US National Archives blocks searches containing ‘WikiLeaks, rt.com | November 4, 2012
Plutocracy In Action: Trespassing On Your Own Property, commondreams.org | October 12, 2012
Tar Sands Blockade: Along with Landowner, Actress Daryl Hannah Arrested
Great grandmother, Eleanor Fairchild, and film actress both arrested after blocking machinery
This Is What Tyranny Looks Like, commondreams.org | May 24, 2012
Land Of The Free? Don't fool yourselves - You've been had!
Goldman Sachs: Lloyd Blankfein 'disappointed' by claims of 'toxic' greed, telegraph.co.uk | March 14, 2012
Legal Fees Mount at Fannie and Freddie, The New York Times | February 22, 2012
Taxpayers have advanced almost $50 million in legal payments to defend former executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the three years since the government rescued the giant mortgage companies, a regulatory analysis has found.
To: DOJ Funky fascist America Dept
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FBI Nutjobs Reveal: Terrorists Pay For Coffee With Cash, Apparently, huffingtonpost.co.uk | February 15, 2012
If you're in Starbucks and notice a nondescript individual paying for their coffee with cash - watch out.
According to the FBI you might have found evidence of a terrorist plot.
A series of fliers distributed to companies around the United States by the FBI and the Bureau of Justice Assistance appear to give workers and business owners exactly this advice. more »
On the Trail of Mortgage Fraud, The New York Times | January 17, 2012
When is a crime not a crime?
When criminality subverts the system, challenges the system, becomes the system. From the Kleptocrats' point of view it is the systematic breakdown of each and every law which gets in their way; preventing the ascent to power of their enhanced moral values.
The Kleptocrats are really America's third political party.
Massive Fraud: Watchdog critical of SEC hedge fund probe, Marketwatch | December 1, 2011
OK America, your legal system has been trashed. Your constitution has been trashed. Whats next?
"WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The Securities and Exchange Commission’s watchdog released a report Wednesday examining an anonymous tip explaining that agency staffers discovered a “massive fraud” by a hedge fund manager and never pursued it. "
The GM Debate The US Is Not Having, publicserviceeurope.com | November 13, 2011
The submission by successive US administrations and congress to the GM Lobby, illustrated by silence and suppression of arguments against GM proliferation, is gradually being mirrored in Europe. There is life in the old democracy dog yet, but for how much longer? The EU Commission is trying to dispense with the rule of law. Something the US administration did years ago. more »
Regulators Investigating MF Global for Missing Money, dealbook.nytimes.com | November 1, 2011
By BEN PROTESS, MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED and SUSANNE CRAIG more »