Rolling Jubilee: Buying Up Distressed Debt, Occupy Offshoot Bails Out the People, Not the Banks WATCH THIS An offshoot of Occupy Wall Street has launched a new movement called “Rolling Jubilee” to buy distressed debt from financial firms, often for pennies on the dollar, and then canceling it so that borrowers do not have to repay. The people who incurred the debt in the first place...read more
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12 threats to your vote Intimidating letters. Pressure from employers. Phony mailers. Dirty tricksters are trying to steal the election (FROM SALON) BY ALEX SEITZ-WALD With just 10 days left to go until the election, this is where the campaign can get a bit sketchy as candidates and their allies pull out all the stops and reach into their bags of dirty tricks to suppress, intimidate or otherwise...read more
Watch Karl Rove twist the law to produce ads that don’t have to disclose the donor due to the protection of a Non-profit status called 501(c4) status. This legal maneuver could prove lethal to a gullible public. Watch this in-depth report on how the electorate is being purchased for this year’s presidential election. Who will fall for their advertising tricks? Unfortunately, many...read more
By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK Egyptâ€™s military rulers and the Muslim Brotherhood escalated their confrontation on Friday as the generals threatened to use â€œthe utmost firmnessâ€ to preserve their authority and the Islamists presented a reunited front with some of their former allies from the revolt against Hosni Mubarak. Supporters of Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhoodâ€™s...read more
June 19, 2012 Free Speech for Computers? By TIM WU from NYTimes DO machines speak? If so, do they have a constitutional right to free speech? This may sound like a fanciful question, a matter of philosophy or science fiction. But itâ€™s become a real issue with important consequences. In todayâ€™s world, we have delegated many of our daily decisions to computers. On the drive to work, a...read more