Showing posts from March 17, 2013

Living In a Fool's Paradise

Kind of a mixed bag in the world of news so far today. This morning in a Bloomberg news story, I read that JP Morgan is releasing the funds it seized from bankrupt MF Global. Account holders who lost all of their money will get back about 93% minus the loss of investing power one gets from possessing your own money since Halloween day, 2011. So there's that. I have never been surprised that the government's bank, JP Morgan, was at the heart of the MF Global scandal. They continue to be the greatest criminal enterprise in America- second only to Congress. Freddie Mac is also suing JP Morgan, the criminal enterprise, over manipulating libor rates. Another shocker. The worst story of the day.

When Did Telling The Truth Become a Crime?

This video is about Bradley Manning. The embedded video shows a group of unarmed civilians being slaughtered by U.S. aerial forces. About twelve of them. US forces even shot the rescuers. The original story here. So Manning leaked the truth about this slaughter to Wikileaks (after the Army lied about it) and kept a copy of this video. He faces life in prison. The vid is about 5 mins. I first saw it here: The worst part about this? Manning is just a kid. I'm not even sure that morally- he did anything wrong- and now he faces life in prison. The original story.