Archive for April, 2012

links 04.14.12

links 04.14.12

Charter Schools Spend More On Administration, Less On Instruction Than Traditional Public Schools: Study “…looking at charter and traditional public schools in Michigan, where both receive about the same operational funding, researchers found that charter schools actually spent more per-student on administration and less on instruction than non-charter public schools…” – Huffington Post “The Stupidest Idea I Ever Heard” The Irrationality of the Case against Iran’s Nuclear Program “…President Obama has informed the Iranians they have one “last chance” to avoid attack. They must suspend higher uranium enrichment, close down the Fordow enrichment facility, and “surrender” their stockpile of uranium […]

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verbatim number 37.1

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enforcers settle, bankers sue

Barclay’s bank was sued today for fraud related to the sale of mortgage-backed security investments by the German bank HSH Nordbank, which is seeking over $46 million in damages. Nordbank said in a statement, “all of the mortgages weren’t assigned to trusts backing the securities as promised,” and as law requires. The bank’s attorneys said, “Without such assignment of the mortgages into the trusts, these so-called ‘mortgage-backed securities’ were not actually backed by mortgages.” Nordbank reviewed more than 2000 mortgages that were sold to them by Barclay’s packaged as secured investment vehicles and found that none of the mortgages were […]

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verbatim number 36.6

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mayor slays bankster-gangster dragon with a single blow

mayor slays bankster-gangster dragon with a single blow

Standing in stark and courageous contrast to lawmakers and police authorities elsewhere, the mayor of a small Spanish town has, in the face of the worldwide economic depression and mafia style drug criminality, decided to grow marijuana to in order to eliminate his town’s crushing bank debt and, at the same time, reduce the violent crime associated with drug prohibition. Spain has an enlightened approach to marijuana use that allows citizens to cultivate cannabis for medical and recreational use but which strictly prohibits the sale and distribution of marijuana. Residents in the village of Rasquera, in Spain’s Catalan region, have […]

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