Connecting the Dots in the Real World
Created by Roy Perlmutter October 24 2012
Fahrenheit 451 and the Flame of Liberty
Rocky Mountain National Park fire among several burning in Colorado
He may care, but he sure hasn’t done much for them.
The Obama years have been brutal on middle-class incomes.
If Mr. Obama succeeds in convincing voters that he really is the tribune of the middle class, it will be the political conjurer’s trick of the century.
Watch Clint Eastwood Speak at Republican National Convention
Caterpillar cuts profit forecast as global economy slows
Fed considering upping QE3 size and language
Corzine, banks push to end MF Global fraud lawsuit
Criminal charges stemming from the collapse are unlikely, and civil cases are the more likely outcome, people familiar with the matter have said.
This is not complicated at all. This is just stealing. You owe money, you don’t have the cash to cover it, and so you take money belonging to someone else to cover your debts. There’s no room at all here for an argument that this money was just lost due to a bad investment, an erroneous calculation based on someone’s poor understanding of a complex transaction, etc. It’s straight-up embezzlement.
Jon Corzine Is the Original George Zimmerman by Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone
To make an obvious comparison: Much like the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case, the outrage here goes beyond the fact of the horrific crime. An equally profound insult in both cases lay in the fact that that serious crime obviously had been committed, and yet authorities refused to act for months. This situation with former Goldman chief and U.S. Senator Jon Corzine and the officials of MF Global involves a less physically savage offense, but the authorities’ refusal to act is every bit as incredible.
Corzine, Amid Scandal, Is Among Obama’s Top Bundlers
Did Bankers Deliberately Crash MF Global to Crash Gold and Silver Prices?
GERALD CELENTE: MF Global Bonus Time, JP Morgan, Gold Delivery. Trends In The News
JPMorgan Chase Knew MF Global All Too Well . . . Duh!?
William Daley’s JP Morgan Stock: Obama’s Next Chief Of Staff Has Millions Invested
J.P. Morgan’s hunt for Afghan gold
Barack Obama (D) Top Contributors
The Not So Funnies
No Country for Old Men