It is not that it happened, it's that we let it keep happening.
Assignment: Define 'hypocrisy”.
Piece Process:Israel – under one or another peace deal – collects about $100 million a month in duties that belong to the Palestinians. It's a result of the strange netherland in which Palestine exists, not quite a state, but still somewhat of one. But in another display of its essential meanness , Israel is withholding these funds. Not pretending they are not owed and due, just withholding them. Because they can.
Conditions: The death rate for those who are uninsured is 40% higher than those who have insurance. How many people will die if the Medicare age is increased to 67? How many under the Republican plan that leaves 44 million uninsured?
Suspicions Confirmed: Now even the establishment media agree that big banks are criminal enterprises. Big criminal enterprises. After all, “The system is set so that even if you’re caught, the penalty is just a small number relative to what you walk home with. The fine is just a cost of doing business. It’s like a parking fine. Sometimes you make a decision to park knowing that you might get a fine because going around the corner to the parking lot takes you too much time.” - Joseph Stiglitz
Without Comment: Silvio Berlusconi announced he was engaged to his girlfriend, who is 50 years his junior, and now feels "less lonely".
Porn O'Graph: Coincidences happen.
The Parting Shot: