Archive for August, 2013

Rahm divvies up the free market for pals

Rahm divvies up the free market for pals

In another in the long list of privatization schemes gone (not surprisingly) awry, Chicago, a blue city in a blue state of Democratic party bred leaders that appears by all accounts to be the nation’s laboratory for free.market.cronyist.payback.projects, is running the numbers on its ‘bike share’ program called “DIVVY” (which is really a bike rental scheme) to realize that they just are not adding up. The City of Chicago began its ‘public/private partnership’ bike share scheme earlier this year after seeking bids by companies interested in partnering with the city in 2012. While a local start-up, Bike Chicago, placed a […]

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Democratic credulity and the scientific religion of free marketism

Democratic credulity and the scientific religion of free marketism

by Patrick Devlin In case there is any lingering hope, that hasn’t yet changed to disbelief or rage, that Democrats have finally torn the gauzy film of free market scientific-theologism from their eyes, we now observe the spectacle of Mr. Obama (a real true Democrat) slathering praise on the lizard-like manipulator consigliore of profit privatization and debt socialization, Mr. Summers, asserting in broad daylight that Summers makes an “outstanding” candidate to head up the Federal Reserve. I really think that Obama believes that Mr. Summers would be a “terrific” head of the Federal Reserve. And whether he knows it or […]

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DEA fakebook : parallel construction

DEA fakebook : parallel construction

by Patrick Devlin Reuters has reported that the National Security Administration has been sharing information gleaned through its extensive secret systems of surveillance with the Drug Enforcement Administration for more than a decade. The information sharing, which has resulted in convictions of criminals in drug cases, has brought the law enforcement practice known as “parallel construction” to the awareness of US citizens who have reacted with astonishment, given the popular conceptions that Americans have about due process as it is articulated in the US Constitution. The NSA, which has been revealed in recent months to be utilizing sophisticated techniques and […]

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US shutters 21 embassies in the middle east and warns travelers of possible terror threat

US shutters 21 embassies in the middle east and warns travelers of possible terror threat

The US State Department has shuttered 21 embassies and consulate offices across the Middle East and North Africa including embassies in Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Yemen and consulates in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The State Department took the broad security measures due to it’s uncovering information that suggests that, “al Qaeda and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period between now and the end of August.” The alert further warned that, “terrorists […]

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