“If it were 1980 and you said to me, ‘Lynn, I want to die.’ My answer would be, ‘You’re in the right neighborhood,’ ” she said.
She suggested the park is still dangerous.
“I might encourage you to walk with a New Yorker, not because you’re going to get shot, just because sometimes people take advantage if they know you’re a tourist, either charge you too much or maybe someone would pick your pocket,” she said.
…on the first stop of the $45 tour, guide Lynn Battaglia, from Pittsburgh, pointed out a housing project.
Whether it’s tar sands oil or uranium mining this is how the serious people think:
State Sen. Dick Saslaw does not mince words about his support for uranium mining. A Northern Virginia Democrat who is also the Senate minority leader, Saslaw says burying the radioactive byproduct known as tailings underground should be a solution to environmental concerns. And he says he can’t be concerned about what might happen 100 [years] from now.
“What about 10,000 years from now? I’m not going to be here,” Saslaw says. “I can’t ban something because of something that might happen 500 or 1,000 years from now.“
1der commented on the blog post Nestle CEO Believes All Water On The Planet Should Be In Private Hands
Of course the x3 people that increase Nestle’s employee reach are dependent on many millions buying what “makes the very best” sells. If the city stops being the water supplier in my urban hell-hole and we’re left buying it by the pound on the open market I’ll be calling my hedge fund manager to tell him to put my Defined Contribution Funds into Avon 24HR antiperspirant then I’ll go out to my back yard a dig a privy pit. All of these “genius” free market sauna brain storms seem to have a beta operation going on somewhere, let’s see how that’s working out, eh?
Coca-Cola Extracts Groundwater Even as Farmers and Community Left Without Water
Coca-Cola’s bottling operations have had a spectacular impact on the groundwater resources in the area.
In the 10 years before Coca-Cola started operations in Kala Dera (1990-2000), groundwater levels fell just 3.94 meters (12.9 feet).
In the 10 years since Coca-Cola started operations (2000-2010), groundwater levels have plummeted 25.35 meters (83.2 feet)!
Really well I’d say. He can’t be that bad, he likes cat videos. It’s not my house the unwashed mob will be standing in front of when the comet strikes.
1der commented on the blog post Larry Summers’ Shocking Ignorance About Health Care Economics
Through no fault of her own that he was also Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg’s mentor and top adviser causes some hesitancy in my soaking up her unselfish words and advice (not snark). That and she works for Zuckerberg.
1der commented on the blog post Graham, McCain, Ayotte, And King Put Out Statement To Remove Boston Bombing Suspect’s Rights
The idea of “imminent threat”, and a “dark side, 1% Cheneyesque sleeper cell atomic underpants bomb hidden someplace, somewhere we must use any means necessary” to get a 19 yr old suspect under sedation and who’s lots gallons of blood much less unable to talk so don’t read him his rights, sleep deprive him and hang him by his thumbs and he’ll talk you pussy liberal bitches is laughable just on its face.
Led by stupid. Evil died under the wheels of a BMW SUV.
1der commented on the blog post ‘The Nightmare Has Started Again,’ According to Hunger Striking Guantanamo Prisoner
Says a lot, like: What is the USA afraid of? Do they (JTF) think that those not found guilty of anything other than being muslim are still keeping the secrets that waterboa..I mean enhanced interrogation techniques, didn’t get them to tell?
1der commented on the blog post Our Petition to Pardon John Kiriakou is Going to the White House
Signed it way back, though don’t see it influencing Obama at all, annoying busybody’s that he sees the Professional Left.
Payback for Scooter Libby-Karl Rove outing a CIA agent comes in peculiar ways only the “Elites” who rule understand. Cracking down on a whistle blower is the same as “the wife is fair game.” Both ways the country, and Homeland Security (cough), gets screwed.
1der commented on the diary post Bipartisan Senate filibuster challenges Brennan CIA nomination by Shahid Buttar.
LANDY I think the world’s well aware we have a rendition and lethal action capability at this point,Noah. VOSEN For Christ’s sake, Pam, he’s got our entire playbook. Names, dates, ghost sites, how we train our assets….. LANDY You still don’t have the authority to kill him. VOSEN Oh, yes I do, Pam. Vosen holds [...]
The riches of Dimon that the rest of us pay for are just about anything he wants that can be considered “business”. It takes a small office of tax attorneys and accountants to know and use every right off and loophole their congressional toadies have baked and served up to them. From the “business” lunches to the offshore “business” conferences. From the cleaners the corporation pays to give the “home office” a through dusting to the necessary private jets and limos needed to take these MOTU to the far reaches of their empire. Borrowing from the national treasury for free supports a lifestyle we’re supposed to envy. And we do. Unions are socialists, Occupy is a bunch of lazy genXers living in their parents basement collecting the government dole, and we believe it. Who’s the fool?
1der commented on the diary post U.S. Coast Guard Investigation on Shell Alaska Drilling Rig Turned Over to U.S. Department of Justice by EdwardTeller.
The bind a nature loving despot will find themselves in is that they need the world’s most feared military to police the looters and litterers. As the middle latitudes heat up and super storms/droughts intensify the great exodus from famine lead to the inevitable food wars for everyday survival. Comes a question – What happens [...]
Making news matters. I planned weeks ago to attend and make the $22 round trip from Baltimore. The website I looked at did say the rally would be held at the Washington Monument and the march would be around the WH, obviously the permit was for that as police blocked off the route. It was [...]
1der commented on the diary post Obama Administration Quietly Reopens Case That Could Criminalize Peer Review Process by EdwardTeller.
Also, too the Pentagon refines its drone surveillance on another continent to be ready on that day to catch Iowans stealing corn from a Koch Brother mega farm. Then the nations “Central Intelligence” Agency will hunt them down, they has met the enemy and he is…..Bradley Manning or someone else. If only we knew the [...]
1der commented on the diary post Obama Administration Quietly Reopens Case That Could Criminalize Peer Review Process by EdwardTeller.
Left-wing, Right-wing, No-wing, doesn’t matter whose soldiers are planted deep into the soils of the named agencies. 10 years is all they have to come up with a sensible plan. The middle latitudes smolder soon to erupt and burn and flotsam of six pack plastic and bottles outnumber fish. Monsanto’s GMO RoundUpReady “rights” will wither [...]
Of course the White House could not, does not, and wouldn’t think of interfering in the rule making of the “World’s Most Deliberative Body.” I think it was Obama’s liberal speechifying on the Capitol steps that put them off to new, not necessarily better (snark), changes to “how we do things.” And besides when they did have the 60 vote majority they said they so badly needed nothing got done that would offend any bipartisan Republicans. The planet burns. Ruled by fools.
- According to the IRS, which recently released 2009 data from the 400 richest individual income tax returns, the real runaway growth in wealth has come from capital gains. In the last years of the bubble, the “Fortunate 400″ made nearly half their income from capital gains (a.k.a.: profit from the rising value of an investment, such as stocks or property) and less than 10% of their income from old-fashioned wages.
- The average income of a top-400 earner grew by 650% between 1992 and 2007 to a whopping $344 million. Over that time, the average salary didn’t even double. But the average capital gains haul increased by 1,200%. So how do the richest get richer? Not from their wages. From their investments.
And those “investments” are safeguarded by hedge fund crooks and their bankster partners scamming from The Street. Ben and Timmy stand arms crossed at the vault, while the “50 or 60 far right extremists” that Schumer is bitching about are turning the hallowed halls of Congress(choke) into a Delta Chi remake, the irony.
The shoe that is yet to drop is the one where we stop Quantitavingly Easing those capital gains with our stimulatin’ free money. Supporting their Versailles lifestyle, job creators, what bullshit. Going broke.
Deflation bitches, then depression, socialism! Kenya wins! Keep prepping preppers. We are ruled by fools.
1der commented on the blog post As Port Strike Deadline Approaches Obama Pressured To Use Taft-Hartley
This isn’t surprising, bleeding the labor body has been the strategy of the “job creators” and their political flunkies for some time.
- “Athletes are over paid! Cut their salaries and pensions (all the while funding the stadiums their already privileged overlords), fuck ‘em let them strike!”
- “Government workers ask too much in benefits! Defund pensions now!”
- “Musicians are lazy! Go Chapter 11!” (http://www.eschatonblog.com/2012/08/whatever-isnt-nailed-down.html)
- “Refs are asking for the moon! Bring in the replacements, nobody will notice.”
- Right to work, Morning in America, Reagan kicks PATCO’s ass! Team America! Fuck yah! “The PATCO strike has become the pivotal event—both symbolically and substantively—in almost everyone’s understanding of the massive realignment of class power in the United States in the last few decades.” http://www.alternet.org/story/154595/how_ronald_reagan_broke_the_air_traffic_controllers_union–and_why_that_fight_still_matters
Geithner stands guard on Wall Street using his power to stop the “Barbarians at the Gates”, rigging TMOTU golden chutes.
Naomi Klein – “…it should not be in any way surprising that we are seeing right-wing ideologues across the country using economic crisis as a pretext to really wage a kind of a final battle in a 50-year war against trade unions….The issue is this backhanded attempt to use a crisis to centralize power, to subvert democracy, to avoid public debate, to say, “We have no time for democracy. It’s just too messy. It doesn’t matter what you want. We have no choice. We just have to ram it through.” And we’re seeing this in 16 states. I mean, it’s impossible to keep track of it. It’s happening on such a huge scale.”
It can only happen if most Americans allow it to happen. Washingtons polarization, though not planned on purpose or by design, serves the upper classes. The few liberals serving Obama are moving on, their voices seldom listened to, leaving the Centrists as our protectors. And the planet burns. Fools.
1der commented on the blog post Republicans Gear Up for Susan Rice Nomination Fight, Which Could Be Stopped By Ending the Filibuster
McCain is a misogynist as was clearly proven back in ’08 by Professional Left bloggers who are not really the media. Publicly embarrassing his wife, berating and insulting witnesses to tears is his MO, now apparently, also too, he’s a racist. With Rice he has the daily-double. Graham is from SC, enough said, and Ayotte is the token female. This is the party that gave Colin Powell his bio-weapons, anthrax talking points. And then there’s Harriet Miers. What short memories the Village Media has, another group the DFH’s maligned. So it’s leveling the playing field – “Both sides do it!”
FDR’s 1940 letter to the DNC about their obstruction and disapproval to his VP candidate Henry Wallace clearly spells out the split in the Party that remains to this day. Seems many want Obama to be on the FDR side of the party when he really is on the corporate-business-Wall Street side. He doesn’t care what the other side wants – too liberal/too socialist.
Nominating Kerry? After just adding seats to the Senate? McCaskill was supposed to lose. Are you fucking kidding me!
1der commented on the blog post Democrats Angling to Ignore Base in Fiscal Slope Deal
FDR – July 18, 1940
Members of the Convention:
In the century in which we live, the Democratic Party has received the support of the electorate only when the party, with absolute clarity, has been the champion of progressive and liberal policies and principles of government.
The party has failed consistently when through political trading and chicanery it has fallen into the control of those interests, personal and financial, which think in terms of dollars instead of in terms of human values.
The Republican Party has made its nominations this year at the dictation of those who, we all know, always place money ahead of human progress.
The Obama Administration[Democratic Convention], as appears clear from the events of today, is divided on this fundamental issue. Until the Democratic Party [through this convention] makes overwhelmingly clear its stand in favor of social progress and liberalism, and shakes off all the shackles of control fastened upon it by the forces of conservatism, reaction, and appeasement, it will not continue its march of victory.
[It is without question that certain political influences pledged to reaction in domestic affairs and to appeasement in foreign affairs have been busily engaged behind the scenes in the promotion of discord since this Convention convened.]
Under these circumstances, I cannot, in all honor, and will not, merely for political expediency, go along with the cheap bargaining and political maneuvering which have brought about party dissension in this convention.
It is best not to straddle ideals.
Effin’ socialist freeloader moocher.
1der commented on the blog post Media-Military-Industrial Complex Disheartened by the Petraeus Affair
Petraeus understood “those issues as well as any American and his record of service as a military commander is without equal in his generation.” My sentiments as a veteran: puke worthy.
I think there are more than a few americans who understood the issues much differently, just sayin. Controlling the narrative: http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/11/petraeus-cult-2/
And after leaving Iraq with the lights on, water running, sewage working, the one vase Rumsfeld obsessed on found our Great 4 Star 21st Century Custer rides off to lead the fight where he’s most needed. It’s all going so well isn’t it? Like the streets fixing of the economy, or bi-partisanship getting things done in D.C. Un-fucking-believable, our Best and Brightest.
1der commented on the blog post A Glimpse of the Oligarchy’s View of the Future for US Workers
The Oligarchs View of laws,who enforces them, why:
CHRIS HEDGES: ….And I think we have to ask, if the security establishment did not want this bill (National Defense Authorization Act), and the FBI Director Mueller actually goes to Congress and says publicly they don’t want it, why did it pass? What pushed it through? And I think, without question, the corporate elites understand that things, certainly economically, are about to get much worse. I think they’re worried about the Occupy movement expanding. And I think that, in the end—and this is a supposition—they don’t trust the police to protect them, and they want to be able to call in the Army. And if this bill goes into law, and it’s slated to go into law in March, they will be able to do that.
Hedges, et al have won this round, how long that lasts, who knows. http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/we_won_–_for_now_20120917/
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