Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Harper Broadcasting Corporation . . .


STEVIE IS MOVING IN ON THE CBC. According to Lauren Strapagiel at Canada.com with an article, "If Harper ran CBC programming", there is "newly tabled legislation that would give Prime Minister Stephen Harper a tighter grip on Canada’s national broadcaster".

Go read the article, and keep Stevie from turning the CBC into the HBC.

ADDENDUM:


This might happen sooner rather than later. e-activist asks, "What does abuse of power look like?". According to e-activist, a majority of the CBC's Board of Directors have contributed financially to the Conservative Party. Check it out, there's a petition you can sign, as well.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Like the Mask says . . .

TIME FOR AN OVERHAUL! Just check out Matt Taibbi's article in Rolling Stone, "Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever". Worth your time and attention. It's all about the big banks:

The world is a rigged game. We found this out in recent months, when a series of related corruption stories spilled out of the financial sector, suggesting the world's largest banks may be fixing the prices of, well, just about everything.


These banks, which already possess enormous power just by virtue of their financial holdings – in the United States, the top six banks, many of them the same names you see on the Libor and ISDAfix panels, own assets equivalent to 60 percent of the nation's GDP – are beginning to realize the awesome possibilities for increased profit and political might that would come with colluding instead of competing. Moreover, it's increasingly clear that both the criminal justice system and the civil courts may be impotent to stop them, even when they do get caught working together to game the system.

If true, that would leave us living in an era of undisguised, real-world conspiracy, in which the prices of currencies, commodities like gold and silver, even interest rates and the value of money itself, can be and may already have been dictated from above. And those who are doing it can get away with it. Forget the Illuminati – this is the real thing, and it's no secret. You can stare right at it, anytime you want.

What's it going to take? Maybe we can't do much, but little things like doing business with credit unions can really help.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Conservative consequences . . .

ACTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES, but so do inactions. Conservatives are hard-wired to deny this, these days, it seems. Unlike, say, America's last great Republican, Eisenhower, who built things that people could use, like roads and highways. Compared to Ike, today's conservatives are mean, twisted, sociopathic weasels — they are actually mentally-ill, with a pernicious affliction, a dementia of sorts, a dangerous dementia.

Anyway, Huff-Po has an article, "West Fertilizer Co. Failed To Disclose It Had Unsafe Stores Of Explosive Substance" that will get you motoring.

And Stevie wants fewer inspectors?

Friday, April 19, 2013

Food fascists . . .


THE CEO OF NESTLE is a nasty fascist. According to American Live Wire, "Nestlé CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized – Not A Human Right". Check out the video. Myself, I will never buy anything from Nestlé or its subsidiaries.

ADDENDUM:

This just keeps getting better and better. Sum Of Us proclaims itself "Fighting for people over profits", and it has a very disturbing report, "Nestlé: Stop trying to patent the fennel flower." Apparently Fennel Flower, or Nigella Sativa is being claimed as a patentable "discovery". Grrrrrrrrr.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Canadian creativity . . .


CONSIDERING OUR CURRENT Stevie situation, this seems rather inspirational. According to a report from the CBC, we have "Canadian glow-in-the-dark toilet seats to light the way".

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

Thank-you . . .


THANK-YOU, ANONYMOUS, for slapping one upside the head of the Keystone Kops. Really, the sound of a multitude of pickles being withdrawn from a multitude of orifices must have been quite deafening.

Now, if I could ask you to take a look at something?

Could you please have your comrades take a look at where all the money went?

All the Wall Street crooks, the hedge fund weasels, use your imagination — we've been ripped-off, and we need help. Maybe one of you could even figure out how to get it back, or fix it so "they" don't have it anymore?

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Fifty years ago . . .

— KIM & LEE —
1963, LEE HARVEY Oswald is murdered and Kim Philby defects — two individuals who effected great changes. Or not; nobody seems to know for sure, in both cases.  

Ron Rosenbaum has a great article in SLATE, "Philby and Oswald The truth is still out there." Maybe there are things are still to be discovered.

Beware . . .


BEAVERS BITE. According to Lapham's Quarterly, with fatal results.