Contractors Costing Government Twice as Much as... →
govtoversight: More about our new study in the Huffington Post.
Any jobs bill in a storm
I just heard a NY caller on #cspan quote a #FoxNews lie. The lie is that Dems make people poor because they get more voters that way. Funny, I could say the same thing about Conservatives. See research polls shows that emotional crises make folks tend to vote more Conservatively. Examples of such political crises include the natural disasters this year, wars, terrorism, the 2008 financial crisis,...
Bonus Cartoon of the Day- All The News →
juliavickerman: paulbonanno: Intimate Indiscretions the Channel 101 pilot Jeff Kauffmann and I created is up. If you like sexy things, you’ll want to watch it. Thanks to everyone who helped out. Actors: Kate Freund, Jonah Ray, Anne McDaniels, and of course Davey Johnson Director of Photography: Jason Tippet Gaffer: Sean Meehan Art Dept: Eric Mitchel, Kyle Clark, Cash Hartzell Sound Mix:...
A personal VPN won’t save you from the Internet,... →
kwikset: A little article about VPNS and how you should srsly look into getting one for public and private surfing alike. Here’s some more info if you are a nub. https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Virtual_private_network https://www.openvpn.net/ and lastly, if you aren’t ready for the commitment of a vpn please check out these addons that will make your internet surfing experience...
Mall Counterterrorism Files ID Mostly Minorities →
npr: Programs aimed at keeping a lookout for potential terrorists are not about profiling, government officials stress. But an analysis of suspicious activity reports of incidents at the Mall of America suggests that the mall may be questioning people based partly on their appearance. oldParasiteSingle: Calling all mall police operatives. Save us from the young hooligans in Victoria’s...
Noam Chomsky on the Dangers of American Empire and... →
Noam Chomsky analysis article for 10th anniversary of 9/11 about recent developments in the US prison surveillance state. reprinted to Alternet from TomDispatch. Prof Chomsky here appears to agree with me that Osama bin Laden largely succeeded in his main objective to make the US Police State as feeble and expensively top-heavy as the now-fallen Soviet Super-Surveillance Empire. Here’s the...
Exclusive Audio: Inside the Koch Brothers' Secret... →
“Society” jokes aside. Brad Friedman of @theBradblog has been tracking the Koch brothers in their secretive fundraisers and planning meetings for Tea Party pollutocrat election-fixing & fascist revolution. He appeared on the Ed Show/MSNBC last night and I expect Democracy Now! will most likely interview him too sometime. Here are his audio recordings provided through Mother Jones. ...
centerforinvestigativereporting: After 9/11, the government began encouraging local police, private security and everyday Americans to report so-called “suspicious activity” that may indicate a security threat. Taking photos of landmarks, walking “nervously” and writing in a notebook are all activities that have led to people being stopped and questioned. Could you be next? Watch our Suspect...
Regulations, taxes aren't killing small business,... →
Shared from @nytimeskrugman blog. http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/04/zombies-on-abc/?smid=tw-NytimesKrugman&seid=auto http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2011/09/05/311845/krugman-obama-cave-in-ozone-regulation-created-jobs/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed http://patchworknation.org/content/environment-vs-economy-in-2012 ...
We Are the 99 Percent: We are the 99 Percent →
kwikset: A new project in relation to Occupy Wallstreet has started up for all interested. Check out: http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/ Homelessness might be next. I am the 99Percent. OccupyWallSt.org wearethe99percent: Are you drowning in debt that never goes away? Are you facing the real possibility of eviction and homelessness? Are you worried that the social programs you depend on...
Tell President Obama: No to Keystone XL →
Signed it (possibly again.) I changed my personalized message to use a ‘eco-tourism versus eco-terrorism’ argument. Likely it will put me on a #HomelandInsecurity watch list, since ‘eco-terrorism’ is a verboten word for social media in the dirty-power-friendly US. I hardened my position since the ground level ozone ruling yesterday was dirty pool, literally. Wish it were as...
Wartime Contract Commission Finds "At Least $31... →
The final report also lists an additional estimated loss of $30B from unauditable corruption. So its real total is $60B-$90B lost to corruption from DoD playing it fast and loose with $1T. That includes millions paid to the Taliban by independent contractors and US agriculture programs. The #2 source of income to the Taliban after their income from opium harvests. Panelist Charles Tiefer cited...