Links 10/30/12

Special thanks to Lambert, who lost power at home in Maine, but went to a university library to file Campaign Countdown.

Sheepdog breed put on watch list BBC

Chilling Brain Scans Show the Impact of a Mother’s Love on a Child’s Brain Size Medical Daily

Killing the Computer to Save It New York Times (furzy mouse)

Breast cancer screening causes more damage than previously thought Guardian (John L). Long standing readers will know I regularly complain about how inexcusably bad mammograms are as tests, particularly since better options exist (namely, a manual exam by someone who does them a lot!)

Officials warned four years ago about ash fungal disease Telegraph

Travis Shrugged: The creepy, dangerous ideology behind Silicon Valley’s Cult of Disruption Paul Carr

NC Teacher: “I Quit” Diane Ravitch (citalopram)

The End of Men, Revisited New York Times

What is Rajoy Waiting For ? Some Thoughts Sober Look

Greek journalists warn over press freedom Guardian

REPORT: GOLDEN DAWN, 1980-2012. THE NEONAZIS’ ROAD TO PARLIAMENT Reports from the Edge of Borderline Democracy (Nikki)

Golden Dawn party infiltrates Greece’s police, claims senior officer – video Guardian (Nikki)

Libor: Judge forces Barclays to reveal names of staff involved in rate rigging Telegraph


Nuclear Plant in N.J. on Alert as Sandy Tests Industry Bloomberg

How Goldman Sachs protects itself from a hundred-year storm Felix Salmon

Labor Department Says Hurricane May Affect Jobs Report Bloomberg

Adapting New York City For Monster Storms Gotham Gazette (Lambert)

New York Stock Exchange: Second Two-Day Weather Related Closing Since 1885 Global Economic Intersection

A NEW RIGHT TO VOTE? New Yorker (furzy mouse)

Meet Sandy, the Game Changer Foreign Policy (Lambert)

Axe FEMA, Romney Says – as Hurricane Sandy Looms Truthout (furzy mouse)

Two-Party System’s Stranglehold Threatens Future Where Frankenstorms Like Sandy Become Normal Kevin Gosztola

Sensata outsourcing rattles Illinois Guardian

US housing: After the gold rush: Critics say authorities are pursuing petty crooks but going easy on Wall Street when it comes to mortgage fraud Financial Times

If Banks Can’t Overcharge You For Trading, How Can They Afford To Bring You More Overpriced IPOs? DealBreaker

How a 17-Year-Old Changed the Politics of ‘Stop and Frisk’ National Journal (Ed Harrison)

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Mission elapsed time: T + 52 and counting*

You ought to quit this scene too —Bruce Springsteen, Sandy

Lambert here: Owing to a power outage in my neighborhood, I’m over at the local university blogging ’til closing. I’ll get as much done as I can, but if there are missing pieces, that’s why.

CA. Smashy smashy? “Some violence and vandalism was reported, with revelers setting a public transit bus on fire, flipping over a vehicle and breaking the windows of several businesses and vehicles.” Oh, “revelers.” That’s alright, then. … Smashy smashy? “As each fire was lit and reported on by local newscasts, I couldn’t help but note the tone and wording used to describe the scene. We didn’t hear words like anarchist, outside agitators or thugs to describe those committing wanton acts of vandalism.”

FL. Florida real estate: “Most in [The Villages] community northwest of Orlando — where registered Rs outnumber Ds by 2-to- — sit squarely in Romney’s corner. Ds supporting Obama say the tight race has created a tense political atmosphere in the retirement oasis, whose conservative developer, Gary Morse, is a powerful financial backer of Romney. The residents get well-manicured lawns and endless amount of golf but in return the developer tightly controls what political views they’re exposed to in the developer-owned local newspaper and radio station.” Golfers should be purged from the voter rolls. Kidding!

IN. Mourdouck: “However, at the IN R fall dinner at the Ritz Charles in Carmel [(!!)] on Monday night, enthusiasm for Mourdock’s candidacy was measured compared to the Republican gubernatorial candidate, Mike Pence. Some of the hundreds in attendance — mostly women — remained sitting during an ovation for Mourdock, and then stood eagerly for Pence. Several Rs who attended said the reaction was the same at a reception before the dinner.” Good! Would that Ds do the same.

LA. Charters: “New Orleans students host first ever youth-led election forum for Orleans Parish School Board” (important forum sponsored by subject matter experts: students).

MA. Corruption: “MA shut down [the Waltham location of Rhode Island-based Infusion Resource] compounding pharmacy over sterility concerns after a surprise inspection prompted by the nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a different company.”

MD. Hurricane Sandy: “What we’re talking about here — the part that’s really frightening — is the complete randomness of life writ huge: Men, women and children concentrated on the eastern edge of the world’s most powerful nation, fully informed of an approaching storm, yet unable to do anything about it.”

MT. Money: “Documents found in meth house bare inner workings of dark money group.” Where’s Hunter when we need him?

NJ. Hurrricane Sandy: “Sandy technically made landfall at 8 p.m. Monday at Atlantic City with Category 1 hurricane winds having sustained peaks of 80 m.p.h.” … Hurricane Sandy: “Driving conditions weren’t bad but I forgot that between my town and Princeton there is a depression in the topography caused by a retreating glacier a long time ago. Even during regular rainstorms, the area floods and roads are impassable from Lawrenceville to South Brunswick.” First world problem? … Hurricane Sandy: “Jersey City is dealing with a full-fledged disaster tonight, with extensive flooding throughout Downtown that has both City Hall and the Jersey City Medical Center surrounded by water, officials said. Officials said they are investigating reports of numerous collapses in buildings throughout the city, including a facade collapse [super metaphor] at a Newport highrise.” … Hurricane Sandy: “One million utility customers in NJ — about a quarter of the state — are without power as of 8 p.m., the result of Hurricane Sandy, according to utilities’ websites.”

NY. Hurricane Sandy: “”All staff based in Citi facilities within mandatory evacuation zones must invoke their work-from-home strategies for Monday and Tuesday unless they are business critical,” said a memo obtained by The Times” (cf.). … Hurricane Sandy: “But a review of published reports and statements shows that in advance of Sandy’s arrival, city and state officials have given residents less time to evacuate from their homes, opened fewer shelters, mobilized fewer National Guard troops and left more senior citizens and hospital patients in areas at risk of flooding.” That’s not a bug. It’s a feature. … Hurricane Sandy: “‘Almost everyone is still inside. No one is leaving,’ said an NYPD officer standing in the lobby of a building at Unity Towers in Coney Island. ‘No one thinks this is a big deal. They just won’t listen.'” … Hurricane Sandy: “Stephen DelPercio, who works at Green Buildings NYC, a real estate company with a focus on eco-friendly leasing, said that developers of private real estate usually build with the idea that they will sell the building in 10 years, at most. He said that short time scale doesn’t give anyone incentive to build with things like flood protection in mind.” So now we’ve got to fix New York real estate too? … Hurricane Sandy: “In Haiti there is a proverb: Ayisyen swiv kouran, meaning ‘Haitians follow the flow.’ On Monday, West Indian fish markets, bakeries, video stores and wig shops were open for business. [So were] Brooklyn’s ubiquitous ‘dollar vans,’ the borough’s black market transit system.” System D never stops! … Hurricane Sandy: “[T]he governor has just ordered the Erie Canal closed to boats immediately.” … Greens: “Green Party Senate hopeful Peter LaVenia used the arrival of Hurricane Sandy to push a carbon tax. ‘Hurricane Sandy, the ‘freak’ October hurricane, is a product of rapid and continuing climate change,’ [he said].”

OH. Horse race: Thomas Suddes (too detailed to extract).

PA. Hurricane Sandy: “Sustained wind and rain have beaten down power lines and flooded transformers across the region, leaving more than 3 million people in NJ, PA, and DE without power.”

TX. Police state: “A Texas Department of Public Safety sharpshooter opened fire on an evading vehicle loaded with suspected illegal immigrants, leaving at least two people dead, sources familiar with the investigation said.”

VA. Race: “Across VA’s suburban and inner-city jurisdictions the pattern of higher white graduation rates prevail almost uniformly. The exceptions to the rule occur primarily in VA’s rural counties where, the stereotype holds, racial prejudice and discrimination are the strongest. These numbers would seem to demolish that widely held view.”

WA. Class warfare: “Since 2007, income has not increased significantly for any racial/ethnic group [in King County]” (charts).

Outside baseball. Another hippie heard from: “[O]nce elected, Obama promptly sank into the stale, muffled, parallel-universe language wielded by most politicians, and has remained there ever since.” … Meteorology: “In Great Britain, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts was targeting an East Coast landfall days ahead of the best American model. With the appropriate resources, the U.S. could firmly establish itself as the leader in weather forecasting and increase our lead time for weather disaster preparation, if the public and political will exists to do so. The cost would be peanuts compared to most other government programs. The entire budget of the National Weather Service–everything and everyone, from computers to carpet–is less than $1 billion per year.” … Climate change: “As has been noted, the words ‘climate change’ were not spoken during the presidential debates. It was an omission we should sorely regret” (Eugene Robinson).

The trail. Voting: “But where voters [in MD, NC, NJ, OH (some counties), PA, VA, and WV] are forced to rely only on electronic touch-screen systems, if power is not restored by November 6th, we could be facing one of the problems that [show] why it’s insane to rely on such systems for voting. Ever.” … Hurricane Sandy: “It’s too soon to judge the overall impact, because it depends on things we don’t know yet — the level of destruction, and the way Obama and the government perform. The election is Obama’s to lose, but it has been for a long time. Probably the storm’s biggest impact is to negate final-week TV assaults because ad buys will scale way back as nobody wants to see an attack ad sandwiched between hurricane horror. It will push the status quo forward into the final weekend. You can draw conclusions based on what you think that is, but the swing-state polling would indicate that’s good for the incumbent.” Cue the “muddy track” metaphors.

The Obama. Priorities: “President Obama says he would like to establish a ‘secretary of Business’ if he wins a second term.” Who’s the secretary going to be? I’m guessing Jack Welch.

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Here’s how I knew Obama wasn’t serious about climate change. Because (see top) I could get thrown out at any point, I can’t give a lot of linky goodness, but here’s the post. Long story short: Jimmy Carter famously put solar panels on the White House roof. Ronald Reagan removed them. Somehow, the panels ended up at Unity College in Maine, and in September 2010 three students from Unity drove down to Washington DC, hoping to re-install the solar panels on the White House roof. For free! Great story, right? Hope and change, right? Photo op, right? With starry-eyed kids! But the White House — and I know this will come as a shock to you — stiffed them (although a functionary did hand them a brochure). No panels. Early October, 2010: CYA Press release announcing “plan” to install solar panels. June 2011 — and I know this will come as a shock to you — no panels. There in a nutshell is the Obama administration’s view of its then base, non-hydrocarbon-based sources of energy, and climate change. Quoting from the post: “You’d have to be a Mainer to know, but Unity College and Unity Maine are extremely cool places. They’re an epicenter for sustainable agriculture, organic seeds, permaculture, and every possible thing that marginal people — and that could include a lot more of us than we think — are going to need to survive, and even prosper if the metric isn’t money.” Under the bus with them! (There’s more invective, but this is a family blog.) This is why I can’t get too excited about the Romney privatizing FEMA flap, moronic though the idea is. Climate change isn’t a priority with either of ’em, so what do the talking points matter?

* Slogan of the day: The Romney Visits A Peasant’s Village!

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    1. TK21

      Oh for cripe’s sake.

      “Romney is willing to make cuts in education, healthcare, and social services.” What, and Obama isn’t? If he had his way, public education would be shuttered in favor of charter schools and teachers’ unions eliminated. He offered cuts in Medicare and Social Security which the Republicans refused, fortunately. The income gap has widened and poverty is worse under Obama than Bush, not to mention the whole “ordering the death of his own citizens” thing.

      Joss Whedon is a fool.

      1. skippy

        Look… Too me… their – both – nothing more than Jockeys riding Quasimode* Beasts (*comp jargon: A mode in computer interfaces that is kept in place only through some constant action on the part of the user).

        Skippy… BTW the race is fixed either way, its just a question of which color silks one prefers…

  1. LeeAnne

    A “Fossil-Fueled Storm” Calls for an Immediate Crash Course on Climate Change – 10/30/2012 – Matt Stoller

    Comments Off Links to this post

    Comments are closed.

    Is there an explanation for this? It seems to me that on a blog that depends on comments, an article that cannot withstand comments shouldn’t be posted.

      1. LeeAnne

        Thank you. There are issues regarding freaky climate that can be more easily addressed than ‘climate change’ being promoted by suspect politicans like AG who took the fall for the 2000 SCOTUS operated Jim Baker Baby Bush coup, and that is passing laws NOW requiring that any and all airplanes in the civilian sphere reveal and otherwise refuse to carry chemicals or spray chemicals of any kind.


    1. jim

      I think this “intehub” article is propaganda now that I think about it. Many other news sites reported the $43 suit including the Wall Street Journal.

      Still think the nanny should be checked out for abuse though.

      1. Susan the other

        Actually the lawsuit (Abeel) is a little strange. It includes its own press release. And explicitly makes exceptions for both Bushes and their administrations. It also claims Rupert Murdock and Fox News have been maligned by the Wall Street-D.C. cabal.

        1. Susan the other

          You’re right Lambert. This suit appears to be a blatant fraud. Just read Mandelman and others. Why would this Mitchell Stein law group do something so foolish? The court won’t just throw it out, the court will slap all sorts of fines on them. The complaint doesn’t even rise to the level of preemptive propaganda to swing the election. They must be counting on no one ever actually reading the stupid thing. It’s just plain nuts.

      2. Yves Smith Post author

        The suit is an embarrassment and I wouldn’t be surprised if the lawyers who filed it get sanctioned. That’s why this site has pointedly not taken notice of it.

  2. William

    Brain scan? More like brain SCAM. Those photos were merely two different sized heads, or else similar heads scaled differently. Much differently.

    1. MyLessThanPrimeBeef

      On a slightly different topic, I believe bigger brains might lead to (or are more capable of) bigger mistakes, assuming no brain is mistake-free.

      Perhaps a couple of identities:

      Bigger brains = bigger mistakes

      Smaller brains = smaller mistakes

      For people who prefer to err on the conservative side (apolitically speaking), this is something to think about.

      One more thing to think about – do bigger brains mean wiser brains? I have not seen any evidence to suggest so; whereas no-brain beings, like plants, vegetables and flowers, seem pretty wise to me.

  3. William

    I don’t get all the hysteria about Sandy being a “superstorm” and the result of climate change. I’ve known climate change is real for 15 years, but let’s get real. This was barely a category ONE hurricane and way smaller than typical hurricanes that hit the Gulf. How is that a “superstorm?” Hurricanes are not unheard of hitting the mid-Atlantic states and even New England. I’m in RI and the effects were barely felt here. After a windy afternoon, maybe an inch of rain, it was nearly calm last night and I’m just a few miles from the ocean. Sure it struck a small area with some pretty heavy weather, but methinks the media frenzy has affected the brains of the otherwise clear-headed.

    1. craazyman

      It’s so powerful it goes backwards in time, the 1935 hurricane that hit Galveston Texas was a climate change phenomenon. So was the drought in the 1930s dust bowl. So was the 1938 hurricae that hit new england. The 1930s were an epicenter of a climate change time wave for some reason. maybe ’cause 9+3+1 = 13. When they kill God, guns and patriotism there’s a vacuum where deification used to be, and nature abhors vacuums. ecce homo

      1. Wat Tyler

        “When they kill God, guns and patriotism” the world will be massively better off given the damage to civilization caused by dangerous emotions generated by all three.

        I am an old Southern redneck and see the problem every day in our culture.


        1. craazyman

          I don’t disagree with you at all.

          However, unconsciousness obeys certain natural laws, which operate regardless of the ideational structure. I’m not sure where these come from, but I suspect it has something to do with a radio broadcast that DNA receives.

          I’m not sure what perceives that, however. Probably something not even named or measured yet. Don’t worry. Im a profeser of Contemporary Analysis so I can speak objectively in academic terms about this stuff, like sipping a sherry by the fire talking to Bill Moyers. It’s all very sedate and erudite.

          No screaming or frothing at the mouth. hahahaha

          1. ohmyheck

            Actaully, I am reading a book titled “Beyond the Conscious Mind” by Thomas R. Blakeslee, that addresses, in it’s way, that issue. Surprisingly more scientific than metaphysical, so far, though I haven’t finished it yet.

            Next up—“Why Does the World Exist?” by Jim Holt.

          2. Mansoor H. Khan

            Craazyman said:

            “When they kill God, guns and patriotism” the world will be massively better off given the damage to civilization caused by dangerous emotions generated by all three.

            IN the past 125 years (the fossil fuel industrial age) the most industrialized/modern societies have had lot less God in their lives but a lot more wars (world wars!).

            You are being emotional and NOT looking at the historical evidence dispassionately.

            mansoor h. khan

    2. Jackrabbit

      I think the category of storm is mostly about wind speed.

      AFAIK, Sandy had a very low pressure that meant a strong storm surge. Plus it combined with another weather system and the moon to be even stronger.

    3. sleepy

      Sandy was exceptional for a number of things:

      1. the lowest barometric pressure ever recorded north of Cape Hatteras

      2. the geographic size of the storm–The tropical storm winds stretched for hundreds of miles in any directions. I spent decades living in Louisiana and have seen category 2 and 3 storms make landfall 100 miles away with max winds of 20 mph at home.

      3. the record storm surge in New York Harbor–13 plus feet broke a 190 yr. old record.

      Beyond all that, the emphasis on Sandy as a category 1 storm is a little misplaced according to contemporary meteorology. The safford-simpson scale simply refers to wind speed. The storm surge for Sandy was more on the order of a category 2 or 3, just like the storm surge for Isaac in Louisiana–another category 1 storm.

      And it should be noted as well that Katrina was a cat. 3 when it made landfall, yet the storm surge was more indicative of a cat. 5 storm, and exceeded the storm surge from Hurrican Camille which was a true cat. 5 storm with top winds of 180 mph.

    4. Yves Smith Post author

      One of the pre-storm discussions by a weather expert (author of a book on extreme storms and credible enough to be interviewed on Bloomberg) said that you needed ocean temps above 80 degrees to keep a hurricane wind speeds up. So the fact that Sandy was as strong as it was this late in the season does seem to be a result of warmer ocean temps, and thus global warming.

      In general, experts have predicted more frequent and severe hurricanes as a result of global warming.

  4. Susan the other

    We can only hope Sandy is a game changer. New Jersey is wiped out. Philadelphia is also getting a direct hit. More floods are coming as the storm dumps its way to Canada. New York has 20 Bn in damages at first glance – the airports were flooded, Queens and Brooklyn also flooded and since they were evacuated the fire department refused to go in when several fires broke out. (BBC). The subway has flooded. There is no power to lower Manhattan. Those buildings have flooded basements and first floors. The ocean swell reached 4 meters. A building in Chelsea collapsed. Trees are down all over the city. Glass is everywhere; downed power lines. Hospitals evacuated. Schools closed. This is the price that we will pay until we change our ways. And worse if the sea level rises. I can’t believe what bad timing Mitt Romney has. Even though FEMA was disorganized and incompetent with Katrina, it could be useful for Sandy and future storms.

    1. Wat Tyler

      Romney’s problem is that times like this remind people why collective action (government) is necessary and productive.

      I will forecast a massive propaganda effort from the fossil fuel industry through their usual paid shills to counter any suggestions that Sandy was a climate change storm. Looking at you Fox and the WSJ.


    2. TK21

      ” I can’t believe what bad timing Mitt Romney has”

      It’s not Romney who is likely to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

  5. Kurt Sperry

    Money quote from “Killing the Computer to Save It” (NYT),

    “I’m fundamentally an optimist with regard to what we can do with research,” he said. “I’m fundamentally a pessimist with respect to what corporations who are fundamentally beholden to their stockholders do, because they’re always working on short-term appearance.” –Peter G. Neumann

    1. MyLessThanPrimeBeef

      I think we have to be pesssismitic about corporation-funded research and government (run by corporations) funded research as well.

      We might ask, if Science is not scalable, but should only be practiced on a small=budget level where corporations can not touch, i.e. corrpupt it, like back in the days of Newton, and the Scientific Method itself, like Newtonian physics not being applicable at large scles, works only at that small budget level.

    2. Howard Beale IV

      PGN was involved in Multics (Project MAC, with AT&T, GE and MIT as co-creators), which was designed as a true computing utility – back in the 1960s, no less! And had there been no Multics, no Unix, and its offshoot from the educational OS Minix–> Linux.

      Multics proves the old axiom-those people who have lost a sense of history, are doomed to repeat it.

  6. leftover

    Re: Lambert
    Above and beyond the call, man. Stay safe.
    Re: MT/Hunter
    If only…that would make reading about this nonsense a little easier. Can’t wait to see the broadcast. Thanks for the link.
    Re: Sandy
    Blame…wether it’s put on God or fossil fuel or capitalism…whatever…is one thing, but it’s the aftermath…especially if this kind of thing is to be part of The New Normal…is where we need to focus our collective attention.

    1. Lambert Strether

      Thanks, but it’s really not that big a deal. [lambert blushes modestly]. As a fully paid up member of the precariat, I’m used to taking my laptop to the nearest source of WiFi and power, so this was in some sense standard operating procedure. The wind wasn’t that bad, and the anxiety was a lot worse. New Yorkers below 34th (??) street have much more to worry about.

  7. briansays

    Goldman and sandbags??
    My immediate thought was not sand but freshly printed dollar bills courtesy of zimbabwe ben and timmy

  8. Mike

    That “Travis Shrugged” article is the most whiny story I have ever read. The guy is defending the NYC taxi licensing system for God’s sake! Anyone with half a clue knows how corrupt this system is.

  9. DF Sayers

    Bacon’s Rebellion on Black/White graduation rates in VA: “To answer that question brings us full circle. I would love to think that it means rural blacks are prospering. Given the general state of the economy, however, I find that difficult to believe.” Indeed, it should be hard to believe – black families have been hit far more than whites in the recent economic crisis. Perhaps the 90s stagnation in working class income has had an effect but effects from the most recent crisis remain to be seen, I think.

    1. TK21

      The latest census showed that median net worth of a black family in America is five thousand dollars. Our country should be ashamed of itself.

  10. fresno dan

    “How a 17-Year-Old Changed the Politics of ‘Stop and Frisk’ National Journal (Ed Harrison)”

    The 4th amendment – rest in peace.

    1. Howard Beale IV

      And now the Star Wars tryptich, loudly denied for decades, becomes reality. Sigh. I’d rather watch a live-action Ghost In The Shell made than some after-the-fact Disneyfied Star Wars take hold.

      1. skippy

        Why anguish over those possibility’s, when its looking more like: End of Evangelion – Graphic Scene (Neon Genesis Evangelion / End of Evangelion (Renewal HQ): Asuka Returns! (EVA 02 vs. JISSDF (Updated)

        Skippy… If Yves gets her mitts on a – SUIT – I’m going off world for a stroll….

        PS. the counsel meeting in space lol…

        Evangelion: 3.0

        The franchise began in 1995 with the titular anime directed by Hideaki Anno and has since grossed over 150 billion yen.

  11. LeonovaBalletRusse

    NC Link 10/30/12: “Meet Sandy, the Game Changer”

    here’s a REAL game change:

    Noam Chomsky leads MIT to commit to “Dr. Jill Stein President 2012
    Barack Obama cedes votes to Dr. Jill Stein President 2012 for the Nation’s Good
    The Electoral College elects Dr. Jill Stein President 2012

    1. LeonovaBalletRusse

      No, Peter Pinguid Society. It’s: “Shall I pucker up my lips and, blow?” (credit: “To Have and Have Not” — slightly modified line of Lauren Bacall to Bogie, when they were hot lovers in real life).

  12. Howard Beale IV

    Wow: never thought I’d see Multics mentioned in the Gray Lady. Multics (Wikipedia article is a must-read for IT and security types) was designed from the ground-up for security. Sure, in the early days it was easy for tiger teams to make hay of the old GE 645 (let alone other 2nd generation OS’s of their time like OS/VS, OS/2200 and MCP)-but a lot of what they thought about and built in the late 1960s is still missing today from many current OS/hardware architectures.

  13. LeonovaBalletRusse

    Lambert, maybe you can get to the bottom of this:

    I heard this morning on public radio that in the STATE OF GEORGIA We the People CANNOT Write in a Candidate that has not been PRE-APPROVED as a “Write-In” Candidate. This is really a rotten Establishment fix.

    I was prepared to Write In Dr. Jill Stein for President 2012 if I did not see her name on the ballot in Savannah, GA. Now this!

    Where is Jimmy Carter when you need that old “Peanut Farmer” from Plains?

  14. Ep3

    Yves, make sure gov christie in NJ doesn’t get a penny in govt aid cuz remember, he says thats evil and waste of money.

  15. Ep3

    Yves, in regards to the children’s brains scans, won’t the child with the less developed brain grow up to be a hard working anerican, unlike what the article says? Because according to that neoliberal philosophy, those that arent given handouts and have to work for a living grow up to be better Americans. The child that had his mothers love is gonna grow up to be dependent on others, because his mother constantly provided for him and gave him love and affection.
    Just a thought

  16. Ms G

    NY: “So now we’ve got to fix New York real estate too?”

    Which really means, fixing City Hall(s) and State Legislatures — the primary enablers of fast in/fast out real estate looting by friends & family (i.e. cronies). The RE development business is like HFT except in the physical world, with immediately physical consequences on myriad-billion levels.

    Bowing to Henry George.

  17. Carlota Boisselle

    I just love love love that Zuckerberg married an accomplished woman in her own right and who is still pursuing her education regardless of being richer than god. To me, it just screams so much about what type of man he is to desire a woman like her. I whole-heartily love it!!

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