Mar 12, 2013

What's New in the News?

Things that I've been reading and haven't had time to make full posts on...

Bank of America wrongfully foreclosed a couple, who sued and won a judgement for $2500 in Legal expenses. When BOA didn't pay the couple showed up at the bank with a moving company, a deputy, and a writ allowing them to start seizing furniture and cash.  Yep, that's one for Us, and 312,912,103 for the Bankers.

Former Detroit mayor Kilpatrick (and co.) found guilty on nearly all corruption charges. Did you wonder why, exactly, they took away Democracy from Detroit?

After vehemently denying he would be a lackey of big business during his Senate run against Elizabeth Warren, Scott Brown now joins a law firm that lobbies on behalf of big banks

The NYT recently reported on the fire sale of America's historic post offices. The NYT doesn’t note a crucial fact that perhaps explains why the sale process is not transparent: the head of CBRE is private equity billionaire Richard C. Blum, Senator Dianne Feinstein’s husband. Transparency? Nepotism? We only care about those things when the OTHER guys aren't doing it.

1.6 Billion Rounds Of Ammo For Homeland Security? It's Time For A National Conversation (Forbes)  This is from FORBES, not some wacko-nut job living in a bunker - er, that's me... - but this is FORBES. Well, a Forbes contributor anyway... And what does Mrs. Napolitano need with 1.6 billion rounds for, precisely? I mean, Homeland is spending to become more like the DoD? Trying to be noticed by the big boys? Fat contracts no questions has made quite a few people quite a lot of money. And it might even support a few middle class jobs out there too. But besides that - why are we militarizing our police force?

NASA Rover Finds Conditions Once Suited for Ancient Life on Mars Well, I can only hope that they find oil or gold on Mars soon so we can go there and set up a Starbucks and some US military bases.

And you can drink a Super Diabetes Gulp(TM) again in NYCTwinkies due on shelves by the summer.

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