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I took the fork in the road less traveled to the bridge to nowhere and it didn't make a half whit of difference

Schiff's response.

Ep 24: My Response to Paul Krugman's Latest Personal Attack - YouTube

to save you all time basically he says Krugman is premature

It then emerged that a subsidiary of Grupo Higa owned a luxury house that Pena Nieto's wife, Angelica Rivera, was in the process of acquiring, raising questions about the tender and prompting her to announce on Tuesday that she would give up the house.
Neither she nor her husband have explained why a member of the winning bidders from the rail consortium was also the owner of the family's house.

Molotov cocktails, clashes as thousands of Mexicans protest over massacre
| Reuters

may not be able to in the future.

In the long run..

It is very hard to navigate the typical HMO/insurance without the best advice possible in some situations imo

- NY Times

how medical care is being corrupted

As the 20th century draws to a close, the United States stands as the
world’s most preeminent power. Having led the West to victory in
the Cold War, America faces an opportunity and a challenge: Does
the United States have the vision to build upon the achievement of
past decades? Does the United States have the resolve to shape a
new century favorable to American principles and interests?

The debacle of 2014 had its roots in 2006," he explained, referencing the Democratic takeover of both the U.S. House and Senate during the final midterm election of the Bush presidency. "Here we are, 8 years later: more war, government which has turned into a national security state, an economy that has decoupled itself from Main Street, and America's position in the world—again, a nation on the war path. I don't care where you go and talk to people, individually or in small groups—as I've been doing—you find apprehension about where we're at, and you find a sharp contrast between the security which is defined across the land as human security, and security that is defined as guns and exotic weapons inside the Beltway."

Kucinich: Weary Nation 'Must Not Cede to Forces of Destruction' | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

The revolution was instigated and supported by the United States, with US officials regularly joining the rebels in the streets of Kiev.
One year on, more than 4,000 have been killed, the country is more impoverished than before with no hope for recovery, oligarchs still rule, Ukrainians face no heat in a freezing winter, the currency has totally collapsed, its gold reserves have mysteriously disappeared, the economy is in free fall, the developed and industrialized east has been destroyed.
Some would look at this result as failure. Not the US officials who authored the revolt.

The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : Fmr. Bush National Security Advisor: Start WWIII With Russia!

ISIS is also pure blowback from western imperial bungling in the Mideast. The fanatical group was formed and armed in Jordan by CIA, British, French and Turkish intelligence, and funded by Saudi Arabia.
ISIS, in Washington’s thinking, was supposed to be composed of “moderates,” a short-lived, easily controlled force used to overthrow Syria’s government, which had been marked for death by the western powers for refusing to turn against ally Iran.

- NY Times

the war against the world will continue

The Other Side of Ebola: Capitalism’s Weak Resistance to Ebola | teleSUR

It is no coincidence that the three countries worst hit by Ebola are some of the poorest in the world. In GDP per capita, Sierra Leone ranks 161st, Guinea 176th and Liberia at 181st out of 185 countries ranked. They have been wracked by war, and by extractive industries, which have never failed to turn a profit.

Ours is not to reason why our is just to be stimulated and buy

It sucks

I'm sorry that it is what she is going thru

In all, we estimate that more than 393,420 people have become internally displaced in Libya since violence escalated in May. They are scattered across 35 towns and cities and are in dire need of shelter, health care, food, water and other basic commodities,” UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards said last week.

we came we saw they continue to die Laughing out loud

Ukraine Needs U.S. Arms to Play Defense - Council on Foreign Relations

I'm sure the money is sooooooo much better spent on yet another only somewhat functional F-35, on the DOJ's flying aircraft around to spy on people, NSA contractors, etc.

if we build it the war will come


- NY Times

falling wages at factories squeeze the middle class

The default rate has been rising for three years, reaching 13 percent in September, exceeding the pre-crisis range of 10 percent to 12 percent, according to Wells Fargo & Co.
A loss of confidence at one of the smaller companies could lead to an industrywide funding crunch as bondholders flee, according to Dave Goodson, the head of securitized products at Voya Investment Management, which oversees $213 billion.
“As a sector, you’re beholden to your weakest link,” Goodson said in a phone interview. If one lender buckles under the pressure, he said, “people would start to hit the exits.”
Many of the new companies are focusing on customers with the lowest credit scores or no history at all. The increase in such loans, characterized as deep subprime, is pushing losses on debt underlying asset-backed bonds higher, according to Wells Fargo.

Deformations On The Dealer Lots: How The Fed’s ZIRP Is Fueling The Next Subprime Bust | David Stockman's Contra Corner

The cost of sandwiches, like bacon and egg on an English muffin and the turkey sausage sandwich, will go up 10 cents to $2.99 before tax.

that's pretty cheap compared to san hose

Tim Hortons to raise coffee prices | Toronto Star

we were threatened by rain all day here in san jose

The Hazards of Cynicism | Men's Health

have a good one all

not trying to be cynical

really I'm not

ISIS comes to Libya -

we came we saw we paved the way for ISIS

Laura W. Murphy, director of the ACLU's Washington Legislative Office, expressed disappointment in the Senate's action.
"Allowing NSA surveillance to continue unchecked does real harm to Americans," she said in a statement. "Constant surveillance violates the Fourth Amendment, chills free speech, imperils freedom of the press, and is an affront to the Constitution. Tonight the Senate voted to maintain a status quo that undermines American technology and consumer privacy and hampers innovation. Though this vote is a setback, it will not stop the push for reform."

Senate blocks NSA phone records measure

He cited the case of $486 million the Defense Department spent for 20 G222 transport planes intended for the Afghan Air Force that sat idle in Kabul before they were sold for $32,000 and scrapped.

Its a chopper, baby

WASHINGTON – The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) says he is investigating the Pentagon's efforts to spark that country's economic development, which cost between $700 million and $800 million and "accomplished nothing."

SIGAR: Pentagon's economic development in Afghanistan 'accomplished nothing'

I accomplish nothing far cheaper

Oleh Tyahnybok, leader of Svoboda, the largest right-wing extremist nationalist faction, which holds 37 seats in the government, has called for the liberation of Ukraine from the “Muscovite-Jewish Mafia” and refers to his opponents as “Zhids.”
His deputy, Yuri Mykhalchyshyn, founded a think tank initially called “The Joseph Goebbels Political Research Center.” The party activists have circulated translations of Mein Kampf and The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. They revere Stepan Bandera, a onetime ally of Nazi Germany whose troops murdered tens of thousands of Jews. Their anti-Semitism is overt and has led to the desecration of synagogues and brutal acts of violence against Jews.

Candidly speaking: Putin, Ukraine and the Jews

The selling of the Ukrainian "revolution" as a "democratic" uprising that established a "pro-Western" liberal government in Kiev has got to be one of the public relations triumphs of the century. The masters of spin who pulled this off have managed to turn black into white – but the truth is slowly emerging. Perhaps the Western media will begin to wake up when Kiev’s chief of police starts breaking up opposition party meetings and giving fascist hoodlums the run of the streets – or perhaps not. In any event, it’s clear that the warning I issued from the very beginning – that a monster is awakening in Ukraine – was right on target.

Stay Away From Kiev by Justin Raimondo --