Thursday, November 19, 2015
Moral Danger: When ISIS finally gets around to attacking Philadelphia, Houston, or – Heaven forbid – Orlando, what should the US do? Bombing sand hasn't worked. Crippling privacy and destroying the Constitution hasn't worked. Listening to all our phone calls and reading our emails hasn't worked. So (a) what should we do. And (b) what will we do? A: I've no idea. B: Kill people, mostly innocent, and expand the police state.
True, Unfortunately: Former US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson – the guy who made up the $700 billion TARP giveaway – says “We need incentives to save the climate.”
Party Line: State investigators looking into a Minneapolis police shooting have several “partial videos” of the incident, but will not release them
police and city officials get a story cooked up
“at this time.” They should have checked with the Tuscaloosa PD,
which released body cam video off arrests at UA, with the footage
actually showing the arrests redacted. The
Pennsylvania House passed
a bill that prohibits officials from identifying cops being
investigated for shooting or beating civilians. The
bill also encourages cops to wear face masks while on duty.
Safe At Home: Barclays has paid $150 million to make NY's investigation into their manipulation of currency markets go away. No one goes to jail.
Protecting And Self-Serving: In NC a 1st grader is being charged with the attempted assault of his teacher. Customs agents at LAX confiscated hundreds of tamales and secured them in the break room.
Memo To Self: “Blow jobs are expected to overtake smoking’ as the main cause of mouth cancer.”
Better Late Than... Federal prosecutors have finally gotten around to pursuing criminal cases against executives from RBS and JPMorgan Chase over fraudulent mortgage securities they palmed off on the unsuspecting eight years ago. With luck the statue of limitations will expire before any charges are actually brought.
Asked & Answered: Are successful CEOs just lucky? Pretty much.
Term Papered: As part of a settlement for various frauds and other violations, Education Management Corp, the nation's second largest for-profit education profiteers, will forgive over 80,000 student loans. No one, of course, goes to jail.
Takes One To Know One: At least 73 TSA employees are on the TSA's Terrorist Watch List.
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 7:52 AM