Submitted by DCblogger on Sat, 01/15/2011 - 3:24pm
I have been thinking about the airport porno scanners and class divisions. One of my ideas is that the interests of the filthy rich and the interests of the filthy stinking rich are in conflict.
The filthy stinking rich have their own planes, they don't go through security. The merely filthy rich, by contrast, ride first class and have to submit to this humiliating procedure. I am guessing they don't like it one little bit.
The filthy rich are a major stay of partisan fundraising. They have the power to sit down and write a check for $2,000 if they are so inclined. Now they are intensly practical people, how do you suppose they became filthy rich? They are not interested in pissing away money on emergent party dreams. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Michael Kwiatkowski on Tue, 11/09/2010 - 9:28am
We'll be discussing the election results from November 2nd, Keith Olbermann's suspension from MSNBC, ongoing Democrat capitulation to right-wing extremism, and the future of left-wing politics in America as it slides ever deeper into the realm of fascism.
(347) 884-9121 Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Wed, 10/06/2010 - 10:56am
I suspect this is only among the first in a coming wave of lawsuits.
Citigroup Inc. and Ally Financial Inc. units were sued by homeowners in Kentucky for allegedly conspiring with Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. to falsely foreclose on loans.
The lawsuit, filed as a civil-racketeering class action on behalf of all Kentucky homeowners facing foreclosure, also names as a defendant Reston, Virginia-based MERS, the company that handles mortgage transfers among member banks. The suit claims that through MERS the banks are foreclosing on homes even when they don’t hold titles to the properties. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 09/11/2010 - 9:32pm
Submitted by Aeryl on Thu, 09/09/2010 - 11:01am
*Absolutely not appropos to the related discussion, but do feel free to move it here!
No, Madam Secretary of State, increased criminal activity at our borders is not an "insurgency".
Let's look at Webster's, K?
INSURGENCY: 1: the quality or state of being insurgent; specifically : a condition of revolt against a government that is less than an organized revolution and that is not recognized as belligerency
Hmm, well, let's try Dictionary.com Read below the fold...
Submitted by Sarah on Wed, 06/09/2010 - 5:42pm
Submitted by DCblogger on Fri, 04/30/2010 - 8:52am
Please read Jeralyn, it is much worse than we thought. It is not just biometric cards, as bad as that is, they are planning to throw an high tech iron curtain across our southern border (to keep them out or us in?). There is more money for the war on some of the people who do drugs and a faith based preference for immigration applicants. Because we do not have enough preachers in this country. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Sun, 04/18/2010 - 9:37pm
Immigration reform could lead to biometric Social Security card
Because she was born in Chicago, Karen Peisker never imagined her bosses at United Parcel Service would suddenly question her right to legally work in the country.
But last month, an electronic employee verification system flagged the truck driver for possible identity fraud because she had been using her married name, Rivera, on her driver's license since 2007. Though Peisker joined the company in 1985, it put her at risk of being fired until she proved she was who she said she was. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Thu, 03/18/2010 - 3:31pm
I just got this email from Empower DC. I was going to post this on my blog, and then it occurred to me that this has national significance:
FRIENDS OF JUSTICE IN DC:
Empower DC urges you to converge on the Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Room 500) TOMORROW - FRIDAY MARCH 19TH AT 10:45 AM in protest of a very misguided DEPORTATION PROGRAM that has been declared unjust by the American Civil Liberties Union. We can not let DC become more of an oppressive police state for our immigrant brothers and sisters! Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Tue, 03/09/2010 - 10:12am
ID Card for Workers Is at Center of Immigration Plan
Under the potentially controversial plan still taking shape in the Senate, all legal U.S. workers, including citizens and immigrants, would be issued an ID card with embedded information, such as fingerprints, to tie the card to the worker.
The ID card plan is one of several steps advocates of an immigration overhaul are taking to address concerns that have defeated similar bills in the past. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Michael Kwiatkowski on Mon, 02/01/2010 - 10:33am
At what point do progressives stop being Democrats' whipped dogs and start acting like a movement capable of putting the Dems in their proper place as the party of the people? David Sirota wrote today about Obama's latest call to increase war spending beyond its already ludicrous proportions. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Michael Kwiatkowski on Thu, 01/21/2010 - 10:21am
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Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Sat, 10/24/2009 - 12:17pm
Via Daily Mail:
Spies may soon be bugging conversations using actual insects, thanks to research funded by the US military.
The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has spent years developing a whole host of cyborg critters, in the hopes of creating the ultimate 'fly on the wall'.
Now a team of researchers led by Hirotaka Sato have created cyborg beetles which are guided wirelessly via a laptop.
Researchers at UC Berkeley have implanted surveillance equipment into beetles that allows them to control where they fly Read below the fold...