~Henry Ford, Industrialist
You have to love the banking industry in America. A few years ago congress under the Republican administration toughened the bankruptcy regulations for Americans. This was done for the credit card industry and the banks. Ted Kennedy was a strong opponent of these changes. The Democrats tried to put in a catastrophic clause but the Republicans refused and when Kartina devastated New Orleans the people fell victim to the new tougher bankruptcy regulations still the Republicans refused to create a hardship rule to help them. Basically it was 'fuck you to the Katrina victims'. They were mostly black and poor anyway so why should the Republicans care, it wasn't there constituency.
When the bank failure came on, precipitated by the banking industries risky investment and dishonest lending practices, to homeowners they get bailed out by the federal government because the are "too big to fail" and now they are even bigger. Salon.com reports that that the mortgage crisis has not ended. "According to real-estate data firm First American CoreLogic, about one-fourth of American households with a mortgage are under water -- owing more on their homes than their homes are worth. Mortgage-bond trader Amherst Securities estimates that 7.1 million of the 7.9 households now behind on their mortgage payments will lose their homes to foreclosure if nothing is done to modify their loans." To add insult to injury the very banks that started this, and had to be bailed out and have no compassion for victims of disasters, now take record payoffs. Salon reported that, "Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase & Co. ($17 million for 2009) and Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs ($9 million)" in salary, if that is not a 'fuck you America' then I don't know what is. These scum bags deserve to rot in hell for the crap that they have imposed on millions of Americans in the name of free enterprise and profit.
If I did as lousy a job as these pieces of shit and needed a bail out to keep a company afloat that I worked for I would be fired. But not these sons of bitches, these guys get millions instead. I know I sound harsh but if you don't like what I say don't read me. Compared to what these bankers have done my harsh language in nothing when it comes to their real vulgarity and the pain and hardship suffered by millions because of their greed and indifference. These are parasites that have invaded the body of America and are sucking the life from it. If I saw one of these guys on fire I wouldn't piss on him.
Good Bye to Jack Murtha. He served his nation in peace and war.
More indignation, lies and distortions from Fox (make shit up) News
John Brennan get Fox News and Conservatives nuts twisted with his remarks that criticize Conservatives. "John Brennan, who isn't beloved by the left has actually been speaking up for the administration quite forcefully against the Republican bedwetter attacks on the way Obama is handling our national security. For conservatives, that's a little too much for them to handle." From Crooksandliars.com
During the Bush administration, Monsanto illegally won USDA approval for its genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa by convincing regulators to bypass a mandatory environmental review. In response to a lawsuit by consumer groups, the courts then stepped in and banned GE alfalfa until the USDA followed the law.
In December, the USDA released its belated review of Monsanto's GE alfalfa seed and determined that Monsanto's alfalfa met the Obama Administration's standards, despite the risk of organic contamination.
This conclusion came despite the acknowledgment by USDA researchers that GE alfalfa is virtually certain to "contaminate" normal seeds. Cross-contamination is the number one concern with genetically engineered crops.
Organic contamination is devastating for organic farmers, especially organic dairy farmers, most of whom use organic alfalfa for feed. The presence of even the smallest amount of GE material can cause a farm to lose its organic certification. And court documents indicate that early plantings of GE alfalfa did contaminate conventional alfalfa. Yet the USDA maintains that Monsanto's existing safety protocols are good enough. This is ridiculous!
Even worse, the USDA concluded that the possibility of contamination of organic fields is of no concern, since consumers won't care if their organic food or milk contains genetically engineered components. Yet central to the definition of the USDA Organic label is the total absence of genetically modified ingredients. An overwhelming majority of consumers buy organic to avoid GE products and would be shocked to learn the USDA is so cavalier about the risks of transgenic contamination.
Thank you for working to build a better world."