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  •  Good morning (11+ / 0-)

    Wow, good murals of Bradley Manning and Aaron Swartz.

    Thanks for posting that Milbank Tweed Forum panel with the soon to be terrible SEC head Mary Jo White and the excellent Elliot Spitzer and Neil Barofsky. I'm so sick of the BS that technically what the banks did was legal; Total BS. It's against the law to design derivatives to crash and to lie to investors as Goldman Sachs did and their vague buyer beware BS does not count because it wasn't based on real market risk. It was based on fraud. Accounting control fraud is the biggest offense not prosecuted.

    Interesting idea on the startup article via renting space like a gym; I always dreamed about an animation studio like startup like that because it's hard to break into the big ones.

    Anyway, now #Uppers. Mostly foreign policy.

    Thank you, joanneleon.

    I don't negotiate grand bargains with deficit terrorists!

    by priceman on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 07:52:51 AM PST

    •  Morning, priceman (6+ / 0-)

      Thanks for keeping us up on the #Uppers goings on.  Have no MSNBC here at KBO's this weekend.

      As for the wars, I think Jeremy Scahill's movie turns out to be really well timed.  Obama is telling the world that the wars are coming to an end.   Scahill's movie tells a different story.  The wars are not ending, they're just going underground with special ops forces ascendant and private mercenaries.  

      His interview on HuffPost Live was excellent, as was the two-part interview on DemocracyNow!  

      One thing that struck me in the HuffPost Live interview was -- they were talking about the one night raid that they investigated.  They know every detail about it.  But the director said that there have been 30,000 night raids.

      30,000.

      This is the war in Afghanistan that was never reported on.  30,000 night raids by special ops forces.


      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 08:10:43 AM PST

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