Another Mossad assassination

Another Mossad Assassination, This Time in Bulgaria

There are only a few things the Mossad is “good” at. And killing is the primary one. They don’t do much that’s constructive. They don’t make the world better or safer for Israel. They don’t bring peace. They don’t […]

There’s no penalty for BS

War – what’s it good for?

War, What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing. Literally.

The last 15 years demonstrate that no matter the military strength at your command, war no longer translates into power.

Afghan security forces patrol following an operation against Islamic State (IS) militants in Achin […]

In England a trump is another word for “fart” – which pretty much describes Mr. Nasty

How the US Went Fascist: Mass Media Make Excuses for Trump Voters

Trump’s racism and xenophobia violates America’s core beliefs — yet the media and many Americans are okay with it.

How the US Went Fascist: Mass Media […]

Donald Trump is interviewed […]

Banks $11 Billion Profit Center

Banks Turned Account Overdraft Fees Into $11.16B In Revenue Last Year

By Ashlee Kieler February 25, 2016

(David Goehring)

Banks with more than $1 billion in assets now need to report on how much revenue they bring in from overdraft fees and other charges. The first report on those numbers shows that […]

Georgia’s Proposed Religious Right to Discriminate Law

Business leaders taking a stand against Georgia’s proposed Religious Freedom legislation have a new — and high profile — ally.

The Georgia Senate last week approved legislation that combined two bills: the “Pastor Protection Act,” which would assure clergy they would not have to perform same-sex marriages; and the “First Amendment Defense Act,” […]

Word of the day: ‘ ultracrepidarian’

Yeah…sorta provides a fitting label to a whole buncha twits !!

Boy Wonder: Martin Shkreli

(NEPA Scene / Flickr)

WEB ONLY / FEATURES » FEBRUARY 22, 2016

Repulsed by Pharma-Bro Martin Shkreli? Maybe You Also Hate Capitalism.

Far from being some kind of moral outlier, the pharma-bro embodies all of our economic system’s defining characteristics.

BY JESSE MYERSON

 

Capitalism upends the basic tenets of […]

Bernie Sanders’ – Phantom Movement – by Chris Hedges

Bernie Sanders’ Phantom Movement

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/bernie_sanders_phantom_movement_20160214/ Posted on Feb 14, 2016 – By Chris Hedges

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaking during a campaign event Saturday at the Reno Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev. (Evan Vucci / AP)

Bernie Sanders, who has attracted numerous young, white, college-educated supporters in his bid for […]

Stop wasting money on overdraft fees!

The key point is to make sure your checking account is with a bank that also provides you with a credit card, or at least a savings account – then make sure your checking account is set up for “overdraft transfer” – so that if you overdraw your available checking account balance the bank […]

454 Homes on 115 acres in Hickory Flat?

High-density proposal goes to council with approval nod

Aerial view of suburban neighborhood urban sprawl in Las Vegas, Nevada.

via Cherokee Ledger News – Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 12:00 am

A development set to bring more than 400 homes to Hickory Flat received a recommendation for […]

Bill McKibben on the perfidy of ExxonMobil

Exxon’s Never-Ending Big Dig Flooding the Earth With Fossil Fuels By Bill McKibben

Here’s the story so far. We have the chief legal representatives of the eighth and 16th largest economies on Earth (California and New York) probing the biggest fossil fuel company on Earth (ExxonMobil), while both Democratic presidential candidates are demanding that the […]

Are genetically modified organisms (GMOs) really so bad for us & the environment?

Jury still out on environmental & health impacts, but consumers have right to know what they are eating

Dear EarthTalk: Are genetically modified organisms (GMOs) really so bad for us and the environment, and given their prevalence in our food supply […]

Finding Beauty in the Darkness

SundayReview | OPINION

Finding Beauty in the Darkness

The silhouette of a scientist against a visualization of gravitational waves on Feb. 11. Credit – Julian Stratenschulte/European Pressphoto Agency With presidential primaries in full steam, with the country wrapped up in concern about […]

DoD Budget 2016: M.O.R.E.

The Pentagon Is the Most Spoiled Child of the Federal Govt — It’s Time to Cut off Its Allowance Author: William Astore, TomDispatch Sunday, February 14, 2016 5:04 PM Showering the Pentagon with money and praise.

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On “The Big Short”

The Scandal is What’s Legal

February 08, 2016

If you haven’t seen The Big Short, you should. The acting is superb and the story enlightening: a few brilliant outcasts each discover just how big the holes are that eventually bury the U.S. financial system in the crisis of 2007-2009. If you’re like […]

Six National Security Questions Politicians & The Public Are Ignoring

Out of Bounds, Off-Limits, or Just Plain Ignored Author: AEP Tuesday, January 26, 2016 4:33 PM

Six National Security Questions Hillary, Donald, Ted, Marco, et al., Don’t Want to Answer and Won’t Even Be Asked By Andrew Bacevich

To judge by the early returns, the presidential race of 2016 is shaping up as the […]

Scandanavia – revisited

Or What Is It the Scandinavians Have That We Don’t? By Ann Jones – Feb. 2016

[This is a joint TomDispatch/Nation article and appears in print in slightly shortened form in the new issue of the Nation magazine.]

Some years ago, I faced up to the futility of reporting true things about America’s disastrous wars […]

Direct detection of gravitational waves

Direct Detection Of Gravitational Waves

By Brian Koberlein on Feb 11, 2016 10:34 pm

Two black holes circle each other in a gravitational dance. Spiraling closer over thousands of years, they eventually get so close that they can no longer keep dancing. In a fraction of a second these two black holes merged […]

Beyonce’s “Formation” lyrics

Beyonce – Formation (Dirty)

as performed during 2016 Superbowl halftime show…

Y’all haters corny with that Illuminati mess Paparazzi, catch my fly, and my cocky fresh I’m so reckless when I rock my Givenchy dress (stylin’) I’m so possessive so I rock his Roc necklaces My daddy Alabama, Momma Louisiana You mix that negro […]