At large: How to check on how lousy your
bank really is
The link is to Pam & Russ Martens'
great site Wall Street On Parade where they discuss the new
database at Warner's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that lets you
see how many complaints your bank has been hit with.
Felon Citibank -- 29,000 complaints.
Chase -- 37,000 complaints.
The following paragraph from the Martens's
convince you to re-think your meme that the Bush administration was
entirely responsible for the Great Recession.
"Under the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933,
banks holding insured deposits were not allowed to be affiliated with Wall
Street investment banks and brokerage firms — which have a storied
history of stock frauds, abusing their customers, and blowing up. That
protection was removed when President Bill Clinton signed into law
the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act on November 12, 1999, the legislation
that repealed the Glass-Steagall Act. After protecting the nation
for 66 years, it took just 9 years after its repeal for Wall Street to
implode, taking the U.S. economy with it."
Chicago, IL: Appeal court dissects idiot
judge Kathleen M. Pantle,
upholds firing of dick cops
In 2006 off-duty cop Brian Murphy pulled
gun on Obed DeLeon, then Murphy and his buddies beat DeLeon and threw him in
jail because (here it comes) DeLeon complained that the cops'
Camaro was blocking a parking lot. Pantle, the judge riding the case
against Murphy and his buddies, didn't see a problem with that. Maybe
she's not too bright.
Oslo, Norway: White Helmets nominated for
The so-called White Helmets have
been nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Anyone who knows
the story behind the White Helmets will understand what a complete crock
of shit this is. Anyone who doesn't know the back-story to the White
Helmets needs to read Brandon Turbville's excellent article.
Hint: they're actually terrorists.
Calgary, Alberta: Will Canada shit-can
clueless judge from South Africa who
found rapist innocent after asking the accuser why she didn't
just keep her knees together? Sure hope so.
Judge Robin Camp says he did not
understand Canadian law on rape because he is from South Africa. This is a
frickin' judge. He's paid to know the law so that he can apply it. And yet
when these judges hammer the rest of us, the first thing they say is
"ignorance of the law is no excuse." Sick hypocrisy. More
Portland, OR: Brain-ded Bundys blasted
by Santa Monica Observer while
BLM blasted by Humane Society
Earlier this year I drove to Burns, OR to
check out the Malheur Wildlife Refuge where the Bundy Boys
were holed up last January. Later I stopped at the ambush site on US
highway 395 where Lavoy Finicum was gunned down. Having analyzed
the video of the ambush in second-to-second detail and having criticized
Finicum's friend Victoria Sharp for lying about what happened, I
wanted to see the place for myself. Standing there looking at the
small memorial that has been erected I couldn't help but think to myself:
What a bunch of morons.
And the reason I mention it is that this
paragraph from the SM Observer article (linked to above) grabbed my
Welfare ranchers are those who run their
livestock on public lands at prices far below what they would have to
pay to lease private lands. Less than 3% of ranchers hold all of the
public lands leasing rights, and the majority of them are 1%ers,
including the Koch brothers, Ted Turner, the Hilton family, Mary
Hewlett-Jaffe (Hewlett-Packard), and the Robert Earl Holding family
(Sinclair Oil and hotels).
The other thing that is interesting here is
to the Bureau of Land Management as of Jan08|2016
"welfare ranchers" like the Bundys are grazing about 15,000
cattle and 1,000 horses/burros under leases or permits on BLM land.
In order to make that sort of grazing
economically viable, it's necessary to eliminate grazing-competitors, like
wild horses and burros, which brings me to the Humane Society. They
have just excoriated
the BLM for it's new proposal to kill 45,000 wild horses currently
in government holding facilities so that idiot welfare ranchers like Cliven
Bundy can run their cows on the range.
What a bunch of morons.
Washington, D.C.: Bibi gets more flak from
The world's most dangerous idiot is not
Donald Trump, it's his buddy Bibbi Netahyahu. As Exhibit
"A" in support of that allegation I present Bibi's latest rant
on the Palestinians, whom the iJews are trying to exterminate and/or drive
out of Palestine entirely. Bibi says he is "perplexed" how
anyone could think the wonderful peace-loving iJews are in any way an
obstacle to peace. And he went on: the Palestinians' demand that the
illegal iJew settlements in Palestinian territory be removed is
"outrageous" and an attempt at "ethnic
cleansing." Obama was not amused.
To illustrate how risible and outrageous
Bibi's rhetoric is, here are some headlines from just the last couple of
days that contradict this toxic iJew's absurd assertions about "peace
loving" Yisrael. It's these types of headlines most Americans who are
stuck to the tube never
settler runs over, kills Palestinian child in West Bank
Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teen in Central Gaza
Palestinian youth killed in al-Fawwar refugee camp away from clashes when
launches new aristrikes on Syria's Golan