Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Things to Know - 15 November

1.  Do we have any volunteers to serve a subpoena on Dick Cheney tomorrow?  Check this out:


2.  So, far do you think Karl Rove is going to go, and what is he going to get in trying to slime Elizabeth Warren?:


3.  The hot-button Supreme Court issue is on deck:


4.  Thom Hartmann and his video and text of the news.  One thing that is not on here, and which I picked up from Matt Cartmill (he of College Bowl fame), is that the Bank of America has silently moved all of its toxic investments (busted homes and foreclosures, etc) from one side of its ledger to the retail banking side, which effectively moves the liability of that paper over to the FDIC side.   Now, the tax payer is on the hook for all of BofA's bad loans if it fails.  Where is the outrage?:


5.  You want to watch somebody wing it and screw it up at the same time, watch the Hermanator:

6.  Bank of America has no shame.  Here is another unconscionable rip-off fee; charging customers to receive their the unemployment benefits:


7.  It's unanimous.  If a GeeOpie guy is elected president, we are guaranteed to launch a unilateral military incursion into Iran and we will be saddled with World War 3.  And, how are we going to pay for that?....for starters.  Have we not learned anything from our past military blunders?:


8.  Not only do they want to start wars, they love to torture as well.  Nice group of guys (and lady).   Who would Jesus vote for?:

9.  Much is on the table to discuss on the merits of Medicare for All:


10.  The inevitable happened at 1:00AM last night.  The Police came in, raided, seized the gear, and cleared the OWS crowd out, and made arrests.  There is probably going to a lot of writing about this phenomena (the OWS itself, and the speculation of how mayors, police chiefs, and the entrenched reigns of power reacted).  However, in my opinion OWS has not gone away.  It will come back.  My concern is that may reconstitute itself in some form of violence, on either side.   Those who think that it is all over, and that the streets are back in full control should think twice:

Juan Matute

"If we have learned one thing from the history of invention and discovery, it is that, in the long run - and often in the short one - the most daring prophecies seem laughably conservative."
       -- Arthur C. Clarke
"Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before."
       -- Edith Wharton
"It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office."
       -- H. L. Mencken
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
       -- Will Rogers

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