Monthly Archives: April 2013

No tears for Texas. Or Bangladesh.

The explosion at a West, Texas fertilizer plant made the blasts at the Boston Marathon look like cherry bombs … the explosion blew down buildings rather than blowing out windows. The bigger national news story was the domestic terrorism of corporate … Continue reading

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Governor Bryant … DNA test Willie Manning’s evidence

April 30, 2013 Dear Governor Bryant, I’m writing to insist that you stay the execution of Willie Manning and order DNA testing of the physical evidence. Mr. Manning was convicted on circumstantial evidence, including the testimony of a jailhouse informant … who … Continue reading

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Credit Unions must make judges happier on their members behalf.

Bank of America Will Pay $165 Million to Settle Securities Complaints The National Credit Union Administration announced in a news release (4/2/13) that it had obtained more than $335 million in legal settlements related to mortgage-backed securities … Before settlements … Continue reading

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Obama Administration’s ongoing, insane extrapolation of “keep your enemies closer”

SEC Taps Wall Street Lawyer to Police Wall Street The latest illustration: the SEC has named Andrew Ceresney, a partner at white-collar defense firm Debevoise & Plimpton, to serve as co-director of the agency’s enforcement division. The high-level appointment was … Continue reading

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Bury Neuharth. Don’t praise him.

Alberto Ibargüen: Remembering Al Neuharth | FLORIDA TODAY | floridatoday.com Along his climb to power, he displayed the sharp elbows of a ruthless and ambitious … via Alberto Ibargüen: Remembering Al Neuharth | FLORIDA TODAY | floridatoday.com. I’d finish the … Continue reading

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IRS becomes a corporate welfare agency …

The Corrections Corporation of America’s Latest Shady Business? Tax Evasion | Alternet Earlier this year, the Corrections Corporation of America offered to take over state-run prisons, provided that they remain 90% stocked full of inmates ready for cheap labor. Now, … Continue reading

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Chicago hospital executives, doctors arrested for kickback scheme | The Pathology Blawg

Authorities are also looking into whether a so-far-unnamed pulmonologist unnecessarily intubated a large number of patients and then heavily sedated them throughout the course of their intubation so that a subsequent tracheotomy would become necessary. Mr. Novak apparently stated tracheotomies … Continue reading

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