Monday, January 07, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2012

"Anwar al-Awlaki May Have Bought Hijackers Pre-9/11 Tickets"  Pondering this stopped me from blogging this weekend.  More, later.

"Steve Amsel: Where Have All The Nazis Gone?"  The Nobel Peace prize has been pretty much ruined, so the Simon Wiesenthal Center list is the most prestigious award of morality and basic human decency in the world today.

Will AIPAC fall into the Hagel trap?  I look forward to the concentration camp guard informing us that the successful Hagel nomination proves there is no Israeli Lobby.

"The Financial Elite's War Against the US Economy" (an explanation for the quiescence):
"Workers have become so deeply indebted on their home mortgages, credit cards and other bank debt that they fear to strike or even to complain about working conditions. Losing work means missing payments on their monthly bills, enabling banks to jack up interest rates to levels that used to be deemed usurious. So debt peonage and unemployment loom on top of the wage slavery that was the main focus of class warfare a century ago. And to cap matters, credit-card bank lobbyists have rewritten the bankruptcy laws to curtail debtor rights, and the referees appointed to adjudicate disputes brought by debtors and consumers are subject to veto from the banks and businesses that are mainly responsible for inflicting injury.
The aim of financial warfare is not merely to acquire land, natural resources and key infrastructure rents as in military warfare; it is to centralize creditor control over society. In contrast to the promise of democratic reform nurturing a middle class a century ago, we are witnessing a regression to a world of special privilege in which one must inherit wealth in order to avoid debt and job dependency."

"America's Real Criminal Element: Lead"
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