None of the revelations so far surrounding PRISM strike me as all that newsworthy. Our country’s leaders have had a long love affair with spying. The real question is why the sudden outrage and worry about the government abusing this power? Even better, where was the outrage from the right when Bush was doing it illegally? It … More Now We’re Angry About Spying?
See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Under a presidential order signed in 2002, the National Security Agency has spied on hundreds of people inside the U.S. Greg Russak‘s insight: Quick reminder. See on http://www.nytimes.com
The marginal tax rate for median income earners has been unchanged at 15% since 1987. See http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxfacts/displayafact.cfm?Docid=226 So what exactly is everyone – especially those in the Tea Party – so upset about, why, and with whom? Could it be they actually don’t know the facts, or is it that they simply choose to “refudiate” … More What and With Whom is the Tea Party So Upset?
Everyone saw the headline, right? American-Bred Terrorists Causing Alarm For Law Enforcement What do they mean, “law enforcement”???? WTF is that???? I thought we were at war!?!?? WAR ON TERROR!!!! War means the military, not law enforcement; otherwise, why would we have bothered sending hundreds of thousands of troops and spent hundreds of billions of … More American-Bred Terrorists Causing Alarm For Law Enforcement
Dateline: October 29, 1929 U.S. stock market crashes. That wouldn’t have been such a big deal for most Americans in 1929 except that unregulated banks had invested their depositor’s funds into the stock market, too, and without having to tell anyone what they were doing. When the stock market tanked and there no buyers, the … More A Condensed History and Plea for a Better Future