Now, I know why we went to war in Iraq

There are about 250,000 American soldiers and U.S. paid contractors still in Iraq, all devoted to the latest effort there "Operation Enduring Misery." Meanwhile, the defense industry wants us to hike the forces in Afghanistan to 200,000 soldiers and contractors. The two colonies have cost us about a trillion dollars in recent years and about … Continue reading Now, I know why we went to war in Iraq

Wendell Potter rips Baucus healthcare framework

Wendell Potter, a former vice president of communication at Cigna, has ripped Democratic Senator Max Baucus' health care reform bill in an interview with reporters Monday, calling it an "absolute gift to the industry." Potter also testifed on Tuesday before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee: Thank you Madam Speaker for the opportunity to … Continue reading Wendell Potter rips Baucus healthcare framework

White House once again is ignoring reform of their friends, the Wall Street financiers

Economics is like mathematics - hard to understand for people who have not learned the discipline or who are too dumb or afraid to learn - including Presidents Bush, Clinton, Bush I and Reagan. Carter was smart enough, but they killed him with oil shortages and hostages. Clinton was a moral weakling, who sought Republican … Continue reading White House once again is ignoring reform of their friends, the Wall Street financiers

China taxes imports heavily, saving jobs and their economy

One of the dirty secrets that big business and government leaders hide when praising so-called international free trade and globalization, is that it only applies to the stupid American taxpayer. The reason is simple - the Value Added Tax (VAT), which is used in Europe, China, etc. to promote exports and restrict imports, so that … Continue reading China taxes imports heavily, saving jobs and their economy

Trilateral Commission Pacific Asian Group complete membership listing

This is the most current (August 2009) list of members of the Pacific Asian Trilateral Commission (TC) and their titles. The "trilateral" (North America, Europe and Asia) group is the source of most Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) philosophical stands on globalization. TC describes its group membership:"The Japanese Group of 85 members expanded in 2000 … Continue reading Trilateral Commission Pacific Asian Group complete membership listing

Trilateral Commission European Group complete membership list

Here is the most current (August 2009) official list of members of the European Trilateral Commission (TC) and their titles. The "trilateral" (North America, Europe and Asia) group is the source of most Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) philosophical stands on globalization. TC describes its group membership:The European Group, which includes members from Austria, Belgium … Continue reading Trilateral Commission European Group complete membership list

Rich get richer and richer and richer in the worst inequality crisis since 1930s

Emmanuel Saez has updated his famous work: "Striking it Richer: The Evolution of Top Incomes in the United States", Pathways Magazine, Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality, Winter 2008, 6-7 Saez is a professor at the University of California, Department of Economics, 549 Evans Hall #3880, Berkeley, CA 94720. Much of his … Continue reading Rich get richer and richer and richer in the worst inequality crisis since 1930s

Trilateral Commission membership – the complete official North America Group roster

This is the most current (August 2009) list of members of the North American Trilateral Commission (TC) and their titles. This group is the source of most Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) philosophical stands on globalization. For example, Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) is a prominent member of CFR and former member of TC. She also … Continue reading Trilateral Commission membership – the complete official North America Group roster