Coming from here:
Always encouraging to read stuff like this.
Money Matters - Part 13
Coming from here:
I thought this article by a nobel prize winning economist was well thought out. hIt makes sense to me. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/09/joseph-stiglitz-inequality_n_1760296.html
If it was red it would like the Staples - Thats Easy Button... well kind of
Just does not jibe with the facts, cat. And Europe shows us what happens when you ignore deficits and debt. The day of reckoning becomes tragic as opposed to uncomfortable.
There is no question that executive bankers and wall streeters have not lost a penny and it doesn't jibe with the "banking crisis." Has nothing to do with deficit and debt.
And this shows the truth regarding the 'rich' and who pays what. The top 5% has taken a larger share of all income earned, BUT has paid a bigger chunk of all Fed taxes - at a higher rate of increase than the income. The well-worn class warfare argument is totally bogus. It was way more valid decades ago. With half of all Americans paying ZERO Fed taxes, it is mind-boggling to hear over and over that the ones who ARE paying most of it need to pay their 'fair share.'
True, Cathy. And, ironically, there have been fewer prosecutions of Wall St people SINCE the crisis (ie., in the past four years), than in decades! Just yesterday the DOJ announced NO charges against Goldman nor any of its employees. A simple look at Goldman's political friends will explain why.
I think the best handle on what's really going on is the historical documentation and current (world-wide) comparisons John Michael Greer has been posting as a series for several months. http://www.energybulletin.net/authors/John+Michael+Greer
Here is a company that is doing right by it's employees! http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-google-employees-death-20120810,0,618570.story?track=rss
Very nice. They still are a sleazy company though. Like FB.
Just read this on Twitter. Don't know if it's true. Probably is.
'If you have at least $34,000 you are among the world’s richest 1% of people.'
yeah as a world average, probably true
google creeps me out
Yep, Google is very scary. Think they're entitled to everything and individuals are entitled to nothing. Other countries are much better at getting after them. Here they are very connected politically, as is FB.
FB is only what you let it to be and only what you give it.
I actually like Facebook because I can keep up with what my friends and relatives are doing and thinking about.
Google and political ties: I'm sure I'm on every Homeland Security 'watch list' because I rant and rail against the government's war on real food in posts on my Google-operated blog. The FBI has now redefined dissent as "treason", and stockpiling a supply of food for your family as a treasonous act.
Darius - please give me more information on "The FBI has now redefined dissent as "treason", and stockpiling a supply of food for your family as a treasonous act."
FB is NOT only what you give it. SO many reports of them doing all kinds of stuff without your knowledge or permission - like selling your info to advertisers. Just the other day was a report that they track what sites you go to if you do not log off. That is crazy.
I agree that the gov has gone nuts with people with food/rainwater etc. The 'dissent is treason' sounds like a bit much though. They would not be so stupid to say that publicly even if they felt that way.
Memory, I don't post much without a back-up, but I cannot find the link specifically on dissent. The others below cover a lot of ground. Thanks for asking.
FBI says paying for your morning coffee with cash is a potential terrorist activity
Feds Label Bulk Buying of Food a Potential Terrorist Activity
The Sacrificial Caste of Children
Congress wants to limit my access to research papers
Conspiracy Theorists Are Being Rebranded As Domestic Terrorists
I really like the "traveling illogical distance to use internet cafe" - sounds like we need Spock to figure out this one!
Oh No! I download - Information about timers, electronics, or remote transmitters / receivers - should I be tuning myself in?
The thing that really gets to me is THIS IS OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK!
Yet they keep talking about releasing known dangerous terrorists from Gitmo to appease the Taliban.
Well, face it. Those homegrown in this country are easier to bully/control.
I have no hometown. It has an email account that I use as a "junk" account and I dont have a phone number or even my real date of birth.
The only thing they got is my name. So FB IS what you give it.
No - unless you are using anonymizing software you broadcast your unique IP address every second you are online. Your IP address EQUALS you.
Funny how these revisions always go in one direction.
It's only (your grandchildren's) money.
Was so encouraged to read yesterday that the true debt - difference between all Federal obligations (promises, really) and revenue, is 220 trillion! Cannot begin to fathom that.
that is just INSANE!!!
Did you see now he wants to buy 170Mil of food from US farmers to eleviate their problems with the drought? Don't exactly understand how that works
Guess that would be buying what is dead. Makes perfect sense in Govworld. They have a tradition of paying farmers NOT to grow anyway.
Everything about FB (and Google ) is ewww!
Well, let's just get rid of all the clerks in the stores and let 'HAL" serve our needs in retail!
ROFL! Lets invent programs to reply to threads for us so we don't have to 'waste our time' with thinking or communication!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My bot has been doing so for four years now.