Wall Street is writing its own regulation bill — RT USA -
Bank lobbyists have a direct influence on financial legislation drafted in Congress, and are in some cases even writing the measures themselves. Citigroup this month drafted a regulation bill that has already passed through a House committee.
WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG
US Army weapons engineer tied to white nationalist organizations -
A young research engineer at the U.S. Army’s elite chemical and biological research laboratory in Maryland has close ties to two racist groups espousing white nationalist views, one of which has called for a homeland for white people.
John Stortstrom, a mechanical engineer who works for the Army at its Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC), was among 150 white nationalists, many of them young, who attended the American Renaissance conference held in early April in Tennessee. American Renaissance is a journal dedicated to race and intelligence, with a heavy focus on the “psychopathology” of black people. Its editor has written that black people are incapable of sustaining any kind of civilization.
Yet more evidence that the Army is a bastion of a sizable number of misogynist rapists and bigoted neo-Nazis.
Greg Weston: Senate scandal may be Harper's worst hour - Canada - CBC News -
The widening Senate scandal that the prime minister flippantly tried to dismiss as a ‘distraction’ just days ago has instead become arguably Stephen Harper’s worst hour.
The question is no longer only whether taxpayers have been stiffed by the expense-account hijinks of a few senators feeling overly entitled to their entitlements.
At risk is Harper’s own credibility, with his apparent mismanagement of the growing political crisis having already provoked rare public criticism from members of his own cabinet, caucus and Conservative party core.
The worst part about this isn’t that so much wrong doing has been done in this scandal, its that the PM hasn’t admitted any fault what so ever. This man doesn’t have an ounce of accountability in his body. I’m sorry but no one is going to believe that someone who is such a control freak, would not know what his staff and ministers are doing. This is just the latest in a long line of scandals and rogue, disrespectful behaviours.
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No MP’s had their results overturned, but the ruling did make it clear that widespread had indeed fraud occurred in the last election.
“These proceedings have had partisan overtones from the outset. That was particularly evident in the submissions of the respondent MPs. In reviewing the procedural history and the evidence and considering the arguments advanced by the parties at the hearing, it has seemed to me that the applicants sought to achieve and hold the high ground of promoting the integrity of the electoral process while the respondent MPs engaged in trench warfare in an effort to prevent this case from coming to a hearing on the merits.
Despite the obvious public interest in getting to the bottom of the allegations, the CPC made little effort to assist with the investigation at the outset despite early requests. I note that counsel for the CPC was informed while the election was taking place that the calls about pollingstation changes were improper. While it was begrudgingly conceded during oral argument that what occurred was “absolutely outrageous”, the record indicates that the stance taken by the respondent MPs from the outset was to block these proceedings by any means.
The preliminary stages were marked by numerous objections to the evidence adduced by the applicants. The respondent MPs sought to strike the applications on the ground that they were frivolous and vexatious, to have them dismissed as champertous and to require excessive security for costs, in transparent attempts to derail this case.”
- Federal Court Judge Richard Mosley
Read the full Federal Ruling on Robocalls: http://www.scribd.com/doc/143331822/Federal-Court-ruling-on-Council-of-Canadians-robocall-case
In the U.S., where ninety-six percent of the reported perpetrators of rape are white, eighty percent of the men in prison for rape are black. — Joseph Weinberg & Michael Biernbaum, Conversations of Consent: Sexual Intimacy without Sexual Assault (via cocknbull)
Tiny Blog in a Heavy Metal Landscape: scaredystark: i hate the books vs ebooks debate because it completely... -
i hate the books vs ebooks debate because it completely erases all of the people that can read much easier with ebooks
i have trouble holding paper books, i can’t do it every day but with my kindle i can read every day as much as i want
and if you have vision problems, before…
“Children Are Dying” -
Special report: Because of nationwide shortages, Washington hospitals are rationing, hoarding, and bartering critical nutrients premature babies and other patients need to survive. Doctors are reporting conditions normally seen only in developing countries, and there have been deaths. How could this be allowed to happen?
(Source: abaldwin360, via robot-heart-politics)
"Alberta’s had an average of two crude oil spills a day, every day for the past 37 years." -
Well, here’s a depressing statistic.
(Source: theamericanprospect, via jessthemesslol)
What Senate scandal? PM is focusing on the economy So what is the real reason for this bill [Bill C377]? Conservative Senator Hugh Segal, who on this issue is breaking with his party, put it well. “This bill is about a nanny state,” he said earlier this year. “It has an anti-labour bias running rampant; and it diminishes the imperative of free speech, freedom of assembly and free collective bargaining … Where we are headed with this bill is down a very dark alley to a very dark place.” Dark indeed. Abuse of civil rights; jobs for foreigners; aid to big companies. These are the grave economic issues from which Harper does not want to be distracted. — http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/showlink.aspx?bookmarkid=BTLO74BSWEQ6&preview=article&linkid=0d57ac46-4d72-480c-9fc7-3efe95b4471c&pdaffid=1FlmDpiXpxL4rPjLf39WKg%3d%3d (via appalledbc)