Groundhog Day: Once again a US air strike has killed a top Al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan.
Free Markets: Citi, not to be outdone by HSBC (fined $1.9 billion for being the drug traffickers' bank of choice), stands accused of laundering drug money through its Banamex subsidiary. No one will go to jail.
Take Home Pay: How much would you take home if you didn't have to pay taxes? Apple has $200 billion sitting overseas that would only be $130 billion or so if it did the right thing and brought it home and paid taxes on it.
Grocery Bill: Economists claim that the $235 decrease in median household income “was not statistically significant.” Which tells you that these guys don't do the grocery shopping at their house.
We're Number One: “America leads the world in treating working moms like crap.”
Must Have: Now there's a “self-censoring font” that will redact the 'trigger' words NSA uses to screen your emails. Of course if you click on the link to the 370 words, a Person of Interest flag is automatically placed on your file.
Globalization: It's not just Big Macs and poor wages the US is exporting; the French Constitutional Council has ruled that their security services can eavesdrop on citizens and monitor their computers even if they are not suspected of any crime.
Why Not? After being caught manipulating the price of gold, oil, foreign exchange rates, the stock market in general, mortgage rates, LIBOR and babysitting rates in the Hamptons, BofA, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase – along with 18 smaller fish – have been caught manipulating US Treasury auctions. That is, they've been rigging how much the American taxpayer has to pay to borrow several trillion bucks. No one will go to jail.
Another Famous Victory: Opium production has once again reached record levels in Afghanistan. Remember the good old days when the Taliban had nearly eradicated poppy crops? Ah, then came Mr. Bush's friends...
Porn O'Graph: Guns make us safer!