Jesse Lava wrote a new diary post: To Offset Disaster Relief, Curb the Drug War (VIDEO)
U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) says federal aid to his home state after the tornado should be offset by spending cuts elsewhere. We’ll see how well the ideological integrity holds up if offsets aren’t quickly found, but nevertheless, the question of how to fund disaster relief is increasingly urgent. It arose late last year when Superstorm Sandy [...]
Jesse Lava wrote a new diary post: Would a White Girl Be Prosecuted for a Botched Science Experiment?
By now you’ve probably heard about Kiera Wilmot , the 16-year-old Florida girl who botched a science experiment with a plastic bottle and toilet cleaner. The bottle ended up exploding, and though no one was hurt and no property damaged, Kiera was expelled from high school and is now being prosecuted as an adult for discharging a weapon [...]
Jesse Lava wrote a new diary post: Why is this university president afraid of the truth on private prisons?
The debate over Florida Atlantic University’s decision to name a football stadium after a notorious private prison company has descended into deception. Today, student activists confronted FAU President Mary Jane Saunders at a public forum to denounce the fact that the school is taking $6 million from the GEO Group in exchange for stadium naming [...]
Jesse Lava wrote a new diary post: VIDEO: Did a Private Prison Edit Its Wiki Page to Hide Its Past?
Word came out this week that Florida Atlantic University had sold the naming rights to its new football stadium to the GEO Group, which is the second largest private prison company in America. Beyond Bars has a petition to stop this move, which has generated an outpouring of criticism. Video here: http://youtu.be/z2sywGdWWsc It appears that in an effort [...]
Jesse Lava commented on the diary post How Does the 1% Exploit America? Find Out in 1 Minute (VIDEO) by Robert Greenwald.
At the end, where it says who’s up next in part 2 (Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs) you can click right on the screen and it takes you to the next video. It leads you through all five videos.
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