Wednesday, December 24, 2008
CEO Salaries of Wall Street 6:04 PM
Here is Henry Paulson's 2006 salary when he ran Goldman Sachs: $163,987,000
"In one scene, guns are drawn against a man trying to drive across the U.S.-Mexico border with his family, terrifying his wife and young children, until agents discover it's a case of mistaken identity."
The department saw the show "as a great opportunity to help the American public understand what their government does and what the Department of Homeland Security, the youngest department, does,"
... and help indoctrinate the citizens with government propaganda.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
What to expect in the coming days 10:12 AM
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Dick Cheney Indicted?!! 5:03 PM
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
I really hope he's wrong....
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Now it turns out that even helping tax evaders, can land you in prison.
The Bush Administration and the Federal Government selling the bailout on false pretenses, why does that sound so familiar?
Friday, October 24, 2008
"Britain's use of anti-terror laws to freeze the assets of failing Icelandic banks shows how such legislation can be abused for purposes other than originally intended, according to a UN independent expert."
He warned that such practices "can easily be abused for the purpose of curtailing protest opposition (and) demonstrations."
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Obama: Baby eater 10:55 AM
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Political Dissent and Terrorism 10:50 AM
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
That's a nice looking parrot. 8:41 AM
Monday, October 13, 2008
Update: Been reading lots of comment on this and people are saying that the congressional version of this bill was much worse. Lots of democrats involved. I guess it's easy to blame Bush when in reality congress is just as big a threat. As one person has stated "This Congress is our enemy as much as Bush".
Friday, October 10, 2008
Rage Against the Machine 1:35 PM
Uncle Sam Goddamn 7:01 AM
Get back to work slave. We've got a few wars and a corporate bailout to pay for.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
U.S. Eavesdropping on Americans 8:54 AM
Ummm, nooo... you've already taken those away, Mr. Bush.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
McCain: My fellow prisoners... 2:43 PM
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Brad Sherman on Martial Law:
Troops within the US:
Friday, October 3, 2008
What is Fascism? 3:00 PM
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Senate Passes Bailout 7:15 PM
VP Debates 7:04 PM
Monday, September 29, 2008
You better believe it's political suicide. I will most definitely be voting against my Representative next time around.
Check how your Representative voted: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll674.xml
FAIL: 700 Billion Bailout 11:13 AM
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
JUMP! 9:59 AM
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
St. Paul Arrests: 10:24 AM
Plutocratic Kleptocracy 7:49 AM
"where the rich use the state to steal from the rest of us"
Anyway here are some articles describing all the great things the tax payers get to pay for.
Government program could take hundreds of billions of dollars worth of bad debt off Wall Street's books (and pass it on to the taxpayer).
S.E.C. Temporarily Blocks Short Sales of Financial Stocks (it's not really a free market)
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Although Glenn doesn't agree with what the Anonymous hackers did, I do and believe one good turn deserve another. These creeps in our government should be exposed for the hypocrite criminals they are.
The Great Depression of '08 7:39 AM
Okay... Now that's off my chest, here are a few articles on what's going on in the market right now:
Lew Rockwell interview on this situation:
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Bailout: AIG 8:48 PM
"the bailout is likely to prove controversial, because it effectively puts taxpayer money at risk while protecting bad investments made by A.I.G. and other institutions it does business with."
Just remember, taxation is just another form of slavery.
McCain's Health Tax 8:34 AM
Monday, September 15, 2008
Your tax dollars at work. 2:33 PM
Emperor Bush and Pakistan 8:32 AM
The Washington Post is actually calling it The War in Pakistan
Unsurprisingly, the Pakistan government is none to happy about this.
edit: More on the The War in Pakistan: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7396366.stm
Sunday, September 14, 2008
"The Justice Department will unveil changes to FBI ground rules today that would put much more power into the hands of line agents pursuing leads on national security, foreign intelligence and even ordinary criminal cases. "
Not only is China involved but guess who else has taken the lead in setting technical standards?
"When NSA takes the lead on standard-setting, you have to ask yourself how much is about security and how much is about surveillance," said the Electronic Privacy Information Center's Rotenberg. "You would think (the ITU) would be a little more sensitive to spying on Internet users with the cooperation of the NSA and the Chinese government."
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Poison Dart 9:08 AM
Monday, September 8, 2008
Big Brother goes to France 9:25 PM
Saturday, September 6, 2008
edit: Ahhh... Looks like Lew Rockwell has already commented on this:
edit #2: I'm really starting to like Happily Oblivious! Check out their comments on Freddie and Fannie
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
UK: Super Nanny State 11:33 AM
Monday, September 1, 2008
Apparently in Hampshire, city councils are recruiting "environmental volunteers" to spy on anyone who doesn't properly recycle, pickup after their dogs or drops litter. Admittedly, it's pretty irritating when someone doesn't pickup after their dog or litters, but it's a whole separate issue when your neighborhood is filled with busybodies reporting your every move to the police. Who needs CCTV when your neighbor is reporting every little infraction.
For more on the UK big brother state, take a look at this article:
On a slightly separate note, I've been seeing the London Metro Police anti-terrorism posters popping up a lot on the web, and all I have to say is that the UK has turned into a truly terrifying place. How free are the British people when everybody is spying on everybody else?
Sunday, August 31, 2008
For detailed coverage of the raids go to TheUptake: http://theuptake.org/en/
Saturday, August 30, 2008
RFID, Mythbusters and Big Credit 1:46 PM
Take a look at Adam Savage discussing the issue.
Remember, citizen, you are safe and free here in the United States.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Just found this scary little piece about China's high-tech police state.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Denver Police State 9:37 AM
Local news story on the protester police cages.
Joe Biden for Vice Dictator 6:43 AM
Great article and is definitely worth the read.
Friday, August 22, 2008
I'm glad the FDA has decided to employ the help of US border agents, to help protect my penis.
Thank you Uncle Sam!! My Penis Thanks you.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
-- Thomas Jefferson
The hypocrisy of the US government is absolutely astounding. The Bush administration has been chastising the Russians over the Georgian situation, yet sees no problem with the US bombing, occupying and interfering with the internal affairs of other countries. Check out Glen Greenwald's latest over at Salon:
"A Justice Department plan would loosen restrictions on the Federal Bureau of Investigation to allow agents to open a national security or criminal investigation against someone without any clear basis for suspicion, Democratic lawmakers briefed on the details said Wednesday."
Do we really need to give more power to an already huge monster?
Note: you might need to create a login to view the article
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
"This database is, in a sense, worse than a watch list," he said. "At least in the watch-list scenario, there's some reason why the name got on the list. Here, the only thing a person does to come to the attention of DHS is to lawfully cross the border. The theory of this data collection is: Track everyone -- just in case."
Under the system, officials record name, birth date, gender, date and time of crossing, and a photo, where available, for U.S. travelers returning to the country by land, sea or air. The same information is gathered about foreign travelers, but it is held for 75 years. -- Greg Nojeim
Governed By Wolves 9:44 AM
I found this quote while doing some searches on libertarianism and tyranny. I'm not sure of the context of Mr. Murrow's quote but felt it stands pretty well on it's own considering the events of the last 8 years. The purpose of this blog is just for me to post links to eyebrow raising articles that I come across and keep the editorializing to a minimum (maybe).