21 Apr 2012
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By Ken Hildebrand:
Wells Fargo Banksters Profiting From For-Profit Prisons + Small Town vs. Giant Private Prison Corporation
The US prison system is notorious and lately there has been a major shift in privatizing facilities within the industry. Currently, one out of every 100 Americans is behind bars, making the US the country with the highest incarnation rates in the world.
As members of girl punk band Pussy Riot are facing years of jail for a blasphemous song in Russia’s main cathedral, Tim explains to robopal why giving harsher punishment if the offense concerns religion, is dangerous for society...
MOSCOW, RIA Novosti, Marc Bennetts: A Moscow court ruled on Thursday that three members of the all-female punk group Pussy Riot must remain in custody until at least June 24 for their part in an anti-Putin protest at Moscow’s largest cathedral.
Gays, tomboys and “emos” can no long enter public schools and universities in Saudi Arabia, until they change their appearance and behavior. That is how the country has chosen to tackle the spread of these "phenomena".
The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the country’s the most feared law enforcement agency, has received high-level orders to enforce new rules on homosexuality, girls who adopt masculine appearances and those emulating “emo” subculture, local media report.
“Instructions have been issued to all public schools and universities to ban the entry of gays and tomboys and to intensify their efforts to fight this phenomenon, which has been promoted by some websites,”
Jon "Teflon Don" Corzine and his Posse Roam Free ahead of new MF Global Hearing + Word of the Day: International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Submitted by Tyler Durden: On a day when Lagarde happily trots out statement after statement that the IMF has another bucketful of promises to solve the world's excess debt problems with its own debtors providing more of the wealth-creating debt in ever-increasing circles of ridiculous indebtedness, we may have found the perfect antidote. Perhaps, given the weakness in European sovereign markets this week, bond market investors have already watched the following presentation. Explaining in simple terms and for the broadest audience Paul Grignon's 'Money As Debt' explores the baffling, fraudulent and destructive arithmetic of the money system that holds us hostage to a forever-growing debt - and how we might evolve it into a new era. Get your popcorn ready.