2012: Which fork in the road will Americans choose?
As 2011 departs, and 2012 moves center-stage, Americans voters confront a momentous choice that will determine the well-being of their children and their children’s children for many years to come. November 2012 will be a moment of decision comparable in significance to that fateful election of 1860 when a struggling nation was simply ripped apart. The electoral choice [...]
Capitalism versus Socialism in the USA…
Capitalism versus Socialism in the USA is nothing new, really. The argument has waged for years in Congress, at the neighborhood bar, and around family dinner tables. I have always felt that the concept of liberalism and socialism is well intentioned… it’s just not reality. We do have Utopian thoughts when we’re young and inexperienced. [...]
The Video Senator Dianne Feinstein doesn’t want you to watch
The Rich Get Richer…
In case you've been wondering about your paycheque lately, no, it isn't your imagination.
According to the latest data from the St. Louis Fed., two important (and related) trends are continuing to set records. As a percentage of the total economy (GDP), corporate profits just hit an all-time high while wages, again, sunk to new lows
They hate us for a reason…
We waited to publish anything editorial in nature related to the Boston Marathon bombing out of respect for the victims, and honestly, we wanted to step back, watch, and listen. We wanted to, dare we say, wait for the facts to come out. As the mainstream media (MSM) continue to display their lack of journalistic Read More…
When Microcredit Kills
In the past decade "microcredit" and "microfinance" have taken the world by storm. Particularly since the Nobel Prize was granted to Muhammed Yunus, founder of the Gramean Bank, they have blossomed into a global financial industry. These "micro" lenders now offer small loans to very poor people in all over the planet. At first, this was marketed as a scheme to help lift poor women out of poverty by helping them start microbusinesses and afford necessary items. Quickly, though, the practice took a turn toward loan-sharking, and we're now beginning to see some truly ugly results emerge.
Cars, Costs and “Progress”
This year America's collective gas bill is on track to hit half a trillion dollars. With that comes not only colossal public expenses, but crippling blows to individual finance. Some Americans are reportedly paying up to 50% of their income on their cars between insurance, repairs, fuel and other expenses. Those with the largest burden, of course, are often the poorest. A new website and project from the New America Institute is hoping to bring attention to the high cost of car ownership. The Energy Trap features personal video testimonials from all over the US talking about the time and money being devoted to people's commutes.
Flushing our Kid’s Safety…along w/ Common Sense & Logic: In Defense of Armed Security
“If there’s something strange, in your neighborhood,Who ya gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS!” In reality the song would go something along these lines: “If a maniac, is in your school, who ya gonna call? 911!…and hide under a desk” (to put yellow police tape up) The cold, hard truth is, when tragedies involving killers occur, by the Read More…
Video mocks Mayor Bloomberg’s $-Million Gun-Control Ad’s Gun Safety (or lack thereof)
Words of Wisdom for the Apocalypse
Once again, the European Union is spiraling toward oblivion. Not only are Greece’s re-elections a week away, but Spain is now in need of another bailout and Italy is beginning to sputter again. As the dangers involve swing once again from “quagmire” to “clusterfuck”, even the Toronto Stock Exchange is feeling the brunt of it. [...]