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Teabagger Queen Michele Bachmann Cashed In On $250,000 In Welfare

This article was first published by TruthDig (truthdig.com) Michele Bachmann has become known as the Queen of the anti-government Tea Baggers, protesting health care reform and slamming every other government handout as “socialism.” But what her followers don’t know is…

Posted on: December 22nd, 2009 | Comments (128)

NASA Satellites Can See California’s Wealth Transfer All The Way From Space

The problem with the water debate, to the extent there is one, is the way it’s spun. Long dominated by eco-warrior do-gooders, the fight for water has been framed as boringly and abstractly as possible. How is the “environment” supposed…

Posted on: December 16th, 2009 | Comments (14)

Will Be Jailed For Food: To Poorest Americans Incarceration Is An All-Inclusive Welfare Getaway Opportunity

Article originally published by Vice magazine Prospects have never been good for ex-cons. Even during good economic times they hover between 50 and 75 percent unemployment, and generally take home about nine grand a year. No wonder 70 percent of…

Posted on: December 3rd, 2009 | Comments (41)

Elite Versus Elitny

This article was first published in The eXile on June 23, 2003. As Russians openly strive to become elitny, America’s dominant oligarchs and feeble intellectuals live in a state of grotesque denial about their elitism. Billionaires act like hicks and…

Posted on: November 29th, 2009 | Comments (39)

Bailed-Out AIG Goons Force Poor to Choose Between Running Water and Food

This article was first published on AlterNet What are we getting in return for the bailout? So far, predatory credit card rates, exorbitant bank fees and obscene Wall Street bonuses. But we’re being robbed in other, sneakier ways, too. It…

Posted on: November 26th, 2009 | Comments (36)

California’s Student Body Isn’t Being Fleeced Just By Wall Street Scammers, But By Grandma and Grandpa As Well

This article was first published by TruthDig (truthdig.com). In recent days, students have been rallying and barricading themselves inside buildings on University of California campuses to protest a 32 percent hike in tuition fees. Last Wednesday and Thursday, scuffles broke…

Posted on: November 25th, 2009 | Comments (45)

The Story of How Beverly Hills Billionaire Farmers Stewart and Lynda Resnick Have Privatized California’s Water Supply

This article was first published on Alternet.org A group of water oligarchs in California have engineered a disastrous deregulation and privatization scheme. And they’ve pulled in hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars without any real public outrage. The amount of…

Posted on: November 19th, 2009 | Comments (26)

How To Solve The Housing Glut: Ship Poor People Into Abandoned Suburbs and Privatize Inner-city Projects

How about this for a plan for sprucing up our nation’s crumbling housing projects: ship lazy black folks out to the subprime suburbs, privatize their apartment buildings and hand them over to real estate developers. That’s what T.A. Frank, a…

Posted on: November 17th, 2009 | Comments (25)

As The Billionaires Plunder Alabama, U.S. Troops Occupy Towns…Illegally

This article was first published in Alternet. Editor’s Note: The shocking transfer of public wealth to Wall Street’s pockets is illustrated vividly in Mark Ames’ article below, which covers some very disturbing recent events in Alabama, where billionaires and banks…

Posted on: October 24th, 2009 | Comments (44)

Get Sterilized Or Die: Insurance Company Tells Mother Her Fertile Womb Is “A Pre-Existing Condition”

Just when you thought you’d seen all the health-insurance evil possible, now comes another shocker: a UnitedHealth subsidiary in Colorado denied coverage to Peggy Robertson, mother of two, because she wasn’t sterilized after her caesarian-section delivery procedure, according to a…

Posted on: October 22nd, 2009 | Comments (44)

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy It’s not often you get to see a sleazy tool like US Chamber of Commerce head Tom Donohue get smacked around on live TV. In part that’s because…

Posted on: October 15th, 2009 | Comments (27)

America’s Dead Souls: 8 Reasons To Hate Our Billionaire Bolsheviks

Every day and every week we hear another shocking story about how our billionaires have cooked up an even sicker scheme to shake down Americans and plunder the national wealth, as if the last scheme was too easy and boring….

Posted on: October 7th, 2009 | Comments (43)

Is America The Last Sucker-Nation On Earth? While Her Majesty Bans Brit Banker Bonuses, American Bankers Gamble The Middle Class Into Extinction

Can someone get me my beta blockers? You have to have a bottle of something close by if you dare to read the financial news on any given day. Like, oh, say, Monday, the Day of Atonement: Businessweek reports that…

Posted on: September 28th, 2009 | Comments (23)

“Reverse Repo Man”: Bernanke’s Plan To “Re-Rob” The Last $1 Trillion From Ordinary Americans And Hand It To The Oligarchs

There was a leak yesterday to Bloomberg that the Fed is making plans to “drain” $1 trillion from the US economy. Because supposedly our economy is overheating with too much money—not that anyone you or I know has seen a…

Posted on: September 24th, 2009 | Comments (36)

Going Postal Murder: Ex-Employee Kills Former Coworker, Shoots Equipment, Self, in Fresno

After a brief lull, workplace shootings are back with today’s murder rampage near Fresno, California. Apparently the killer, identified as James Bascadi Badasci was recently laid off after 10 years from the company he attacked this morning—Fresno Equipment Company, a…

Posted on: September 22nd, 2009 | Comments (24)

Memphis: A War Zone That Even Iraqi Vets Are Afraid To Come Home To

Memphis—or Memfrica, as we call it—is a city where all that is fucked up about America is taken to the extreme. I recently fled this festering dung heap of a ghetto for Russia, where I’ll be getting educated and properly…

Posted on: September 15th, 2009 | Comments (79)

“Death Bonds”: Wall Street’s Shocking New Plan To Reap Billions Off Dying Americans

This article first appeared in Alternet Now we know why America’s oligarchs are fighting to keep the rest of us stuck in the world’s worst health care system: the more we die, the more billions Wall Street will earn. A recent…

Posted on: September 10th, 2009 | Comments (47)

CALIFORNIA PAROLEES: COMING TO A NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR YOU (AND ME)

This article was first published on Vice’s blog. California’s State Assembly dipshits should congratulate themselves for a job well done. They finally managed to pass a bill that will reduce the state’s prison population by 17,000. All it took was a…

Posted on: September 3rd, 2009 | Comments (15)

This Is Why Workers Shoot Their Employers

This is infuriating: According to today’s New York Times, most low-wage workers in America are victims of routine theft. The thieves: wealthy employers, who steal on average 15% of their low-wage employees’ pay by routinely underpaying them for their work,…

Posted on: September 1st, 2009 | Comments (61)

One Degree Of Larry Summers: Meet Larry’s Ex-Boss, A Billionaire With A Blood Feud

The best way to understand Larry Summers, the man who’s shaping America’s economy from his director’s chair at the National Economic Council, is to meet the people he hangs out with. Once you get to know Larry Summers’ crowd, nothing…

Posted on: August 24th, 2009 | Comments (32)

Billionaire Cannibals Murder 22,000 Americans Every Year

This article first appeared in Alternet. The right-wing anti-Obama-care movement is OK with killing off tens of thousands of Americans each year. That’s what this is all about: The right-wingers and their corporate sponsors are protecting a medieval and violent…

Posted on: August 13th, 2009 | Comments (41)

Colonel Klink’s Tea Party Martyr: Uninsured Anti-Obamacare Thug Begs For Medical Care Handouts

St. Gladney de St. Louis clutches a “Don’t Tread On Me” flag and suffers quietly… Those Tea Party thugs are a lot like Colonel Klink’s Nazis: they’d be funny in a cheap sitcom way if they weren’t causing the rest…

Posted on: August 10th, 2009 | Comments (13)

China Executes More Corrupt Millionaires… While In America, AIG Swipes Another $249 Million In Bonuses

There’s a reason why the Chinese are ascendant while America is in decline. Because the Chinese walk upright and aren’t afraid to apply justice to the pigs who are ruining their country; while at the same time, Americans bow and…

Posted on: August 7th, 2009 | Comments (23)

Revenge Of The Nerd: What The Media Won’t Tell You About The Rampage Killer Who Attacked A Pittsburgh Aerobics Class

This is one of the clearest and most painful “going postal” rampage massacres I’ve studied, and I’ve looked at a lot of them. The reason is that the murderer, George Sodini, left behind a diary that makes everything as clear…

Posted on: August 5th, 2009 | Comments (162)

Decline & Fall Of America: JPMorgan Fleeces Alabama Hicks With “Shit Bonds,” National Guard Called In

America’s collapse into a Third World banana republic is accelerating: Alabama’s most populous county, Jefferson County, is so broke it’s closing down courthouses and laying off so many cops that it’s now planning to call in the National Guard to…

Posted on: August 5th, 2009 | Comments (28)