Monthly Archives: August 2011

“those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.”–Plato

http://randomshelf.blogspot.com/2005/10/those-who-are-too-smart-to-engage-in.html

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“For over a thousand years Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of triumph, a tumultuous parade. In the procession came trumpeteers, musicians and strange animals from conquered territories, together with carts laden with treasure and captured armaments. The conquerors rode in a triumphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking in chains before him. Sometimes his children robed in white stood with him in the chariot or rode the trace horses. A slave stood behind the conqueror holding a golden crown and whispering in his ear a warning: That all glory is bleating.” – Gen. George C. Patton

Christina Patterson: Let’s keep ‘faith’ out of politics

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/christina-patterson/christina-patterson-lets-keep-faith-out-of-politics-2346343.html

BofA Lawyers Kept AIG’s Legal Threat Under Wraps For Seven Months

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/30/bank-of-america-aig-lawsuit_n_942286.html

How Half of Terror Cases Investigated By the FBI … Were Also Hatched by the FBI

http://www.alternet.org/story/152225/how_half_of_terror_cases_investigated_by_the_fbi_…_were_also_hatched_by_the_fbi?akid=7495.250504.mA4yae&rd=1&t=18

Study: 25 of the top 100 American corporations paid their CEOs more than they paid the federal government in taxes.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/31/business/where-pay-for-chief-executives-tops-the-company-tax-burden.html?_r=1&hp

How the World Works: GOP: No tax hikes — except for the poor

http://www.salon.com/technology/how_the_world_works/2011/08/22/republican_tax_increase/index.html

Comedian Lee Camp: Fox News a ‘festival of ignorance’

Terrorism: The decade’s biggest scam

http://www.salon.com/news/terrorism/index.html?story=%2Fopinion%2Fgreenwald%2F2011%2F08%2F29%2Fterrorism

Goldman’s new money machine: warehouses

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/29/us-lme-warehousing-idUSTRE76R3YZ20110729