Noted: The ticking bomb that is race relations in the US did not start with the rioting and did not start in Baltimore. And the problems will not be solved there either.
Follow The Money: A dozen current and former law enforcment officers from NC and VA have been indicted on 54 counts of bribery, drug smuggling, and money laundering. Wall Street banks that launder drug profits for the cartels are shaking in their boots... with laughter.
Bottom Line: Need a reason to oppose the Great Atlantic & Pacific “T” parties? They subvert the Constitution and are a blatant surrender of our sovereignty to faceless unelected representatives of international corporations. How much worse could it get?
Democracy Now! Baltimore suspended legal procedures and imposed bail bonds of up to half a million dollars on the city’s most impoverished residents.
No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers either. Thank you, Governor Brownback, for proving that Art Laffer has been misleading Republicans for thirty years. Cutting taxes on the rich does not increase tax revenues and does not act as a magic elixir to the economy. At least 8 Kansas school districts are ending classes and terminating the school year early because state leaders cut school funding dramatically in order to patch massive holes in the state's budget. When that wasn't enough, the Republicans cut everything from welfare to road repairs. In Republican Kansas, not even the roads are built with good intentions.
Soundless Fury, Signifying Little: The Axial Seamount, an active undersea volcano 300 miles off the Oregon coast appears to be erupting. While interesting, the event will have no noticeable effect on coastal areas.
One Size Fits All: Brother Jeb says that the solution to all our problems will start with
Prevention: 225 Republicans and 3 Democrats have voted to grant employers within the District of Columbia the right to fire women for using birth control pills or for seeking in-vitro fertilization services. Because religious belief...
Serendipity, Not: Economists and politicians note the loss of well-paid manufacturing jobs in the US and the downward pressure on the wages and blame the “natural process of globalization.” Untrue. Globalization is not some unavoidable “natural process” like gravity, it is the direct and predictable outcome of deliberate government actions designed to put Americans in direct competition with low-paid workers in Third World countries, all for the betterment of corporate profits. And it could be reversed. And should be. Period. End of discussion.
Early Warning System: HSBC, the world's third largest bank, is advising its clients to avoid investing in fossil fuel enterprises because they are becoming “economically non-viable.”
Finely Printed: The major rating agencies have ruled that when Greece defaults on its payments to the ECB and IMF, it will not actually be in default, although it will have technically defaulted, technically. It's an accounting thing.
Porn O'Graph: Flatlined.