Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Occupy Protesters Pepper-sprayed, Again

Today, we have another reported example of the police utilizing excessive force against American citizens who are exercising their Constitutional rights of freedom of speech and peaceably to assemble.

Anti Free-Speech Bill Moving Through Congress

The publisher of the Daily Kos, Markos Moulitsas, describes how a bill to control speech on the internet is working its way through Congress.

Quotation for Today

“This is the neediest period I’ve seen in my 20-year career.”  

Leah Schmidt, Nutrition Director, Hickman Mills C-1 district, Kansas City, Missouri.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"1979" British Style

In 1979, the United States experienced the "Iran hostage crisis"; the storming of the American embassy in Tehran.  A terrorist event that occurred in conjunction with the Iranian revolution.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Gangsters and Banksters

It appears the banksters have been "cleaning" the gangsters' illegal drug-trade money.

China's economy collapsing?

Is China's economy on the brink of collapsing?  Some well-known China watchers and market players seem to think so.

Understatement of the Day

"I know the immigration issue is being used against us." Sheldon Day (mayor of Thomasville, Alabama) speaking about Alabama's new immigration law and its effect on business in that state.

"The Price of Intolerance." Editorial. The New York Times 27 November 2011, online edition.

Five-Alarm Fire Bell

Robert J. Shiller, Yale professor of economics and finance, writes that a lack of government action to reduce unemployment could result in "social discord for years to come."

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The America "Syndrone"

We live in an age where satellites can track us from thousands of miles away in space and our mobile phones can act as monitoring devices.  Now and with the application of drone aircraft to police work, we are moving into the age of up-close-and-personal "espionage."

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Book Review and Foreign Affairs

An account of terrorism peppered with insight into the international intrigues of governments and businesses is what Ms. Hakakian has provided in Assassins of the Turquoise Palace.  The terrorist event - a slaughter of Iranian exiles - takes place in Berlin Germany during the fall of 1992.

Friday, November 25, 2011

A New Worker Era?

The enclosed link takes you to a New York Times op-ed that describes "The Age of the Superfluous Worker"; a look at the effects of modern capitalism on workers.