29 Oct 2015

Do Women Want Equality

Professor Fiamengo questions whether women really want equality, or just more privileges.

US On Road To Third World

By Paul Craig Roberts: On January 6, 2004, Senator Charles Schumer and I challenged the erroneous idea that jobs offshoring was free trade in a New York Times op-ed. Our article so astounded economists that within a few days Schumer and I were summoned to a Brookings Institution conference in Washington, DC, to explain our heresy. In the nationally televised conference, I declared that the consequence of jobs offshoring would be that the US would be a Third World country in 20 years.
That was 11 years ago, and the US is on course to descend to Third World status before the remaining 9 years of my prediction have expired.
The evidence is everywhere. In September the US Bureau of the Census released its report on US household income by quintile. Every quintile, as well as the top 5%, has experienced a decline in real household income since their peaks. The bottom quintile (lower 20 percent) has had a 17.1% decline in real income from the 1999 peak (from $14,092 to $11,676). The 4th quintine has had a 10.8% fall in real income since 2000 (from $34,863 to $31,087). The middle quintile has had a 6.9% decline in real income since 2000 (from $58,058 to $54,041). The 2nd quintile has had a 2.8% fall in real income since 2007 (from $90,331 to $87,834). The top quintile has had a decline in real income since 2006 of 1.7% (from $197,466 to $194,053). The top 5% has experienced a 4.8% reduction in real income since 2006 (from $349,215 to $332,347). Only the top One Percent or less (mainly the 0.1%) has experienced growth in income and wealth.

Million Mask March November 5th 2015

World’s Largest Protest by the Most Influential Group in the World In 7 days, November 5th you have the opportunity to be part of the biggest global protest in the history of the world:
Anonymous Million Mask March 2015
Order of Public Court 
WHERE:  Outside Ecuadorian Embassy in London
(Nextdoor to Harrods) 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
ATTIRE:  White wigs, black robes and Anonymous Masks

This Week In Stupid - Benjamin 'The Baby Butcher Of Gaza' Netanyahu And Germaine 'Kill All Men' Greer

Sargon of Akkad: The prime minister of Israel point out that Hitler didn't want to kill all the Jews, and that's completely normal.
AA: This is not the first time Jewish leaders have made up a load of bullshit to excuse their own behavior. The Holohoax was about absolving the Russian Jews, Lenin, Trotsky et al who slaughtered tens of millions of Orthodox Christians and this time it is about Israel and the world waking up after last summer's slaughter of Palestinians.

Former UK Attorney General on the Chilcot Enquiry

Afshin Rattansi on the Iraq Enquiry. Former UK Attorney General, Lord Morris discusses the delay in the release of the Chilcot Enquiry and why after six years, the families of the soldiers who died still don’t know the reason we went to war. Plus was Tony Blair pre-empting accusations in the enquiry with his announcements over the weekend?

Money Laundering & Fraud Squads

Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the financial sector black material’, where all light is absorbed so that all manner of fraud escapes basic understanding. In the second half, Max interviews former fraud squad detective, Rowan Bosworth-Davies, about the money laundering business in London.

Global Corporatocracy’s Unborn Baby Just Got A Lot Bigger

By Don Quijones: The Trans-Pacific Partnership is not yet fully alive: the agreement has been signed but still needs to be ratified by the governments of its signatory nations. Nonetheless, the corporatocracy’s unborn baby is growing at a startling rate.
Last week, the agreement boasted a grand total of 12 signatories (the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore) with a combined population of 800 million people. This week that number rose to 13 after Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo told U.S. President Barack Obama that the country he represents also wants a piece of the action.
“Indonesia is an open economy and with a population of 250 million, we are the largest economy in Southeast Asia. Indonesia intends to join the TPP,” Widodo said on Monday after meeting Obama in the White House.
If Indonesia does sign the agreement, it will bring the combined population of the TPP-bloc to over one billion people, not far off the population of the country the trade agreement was originally devised to encircle and corral — i.e., China (pop: 1.357 billion).

Falling Stars

Amy True - Falling Stars
Produced by Question Mark. From the EP Question Authority

Retirement Assets Of 100 CEOs Equals Combined Retirement Assets Of 41% Of American Families

By Michael Krieger: The following speaks for itself.
From Fortune:
The retirement assets of 100 Fortune 500 CEOs are worth more than the entire nest eggs of 41% of American families, a new study shows.
That means the 100 largest CEO retirement accounts—which totaled $4.9 billion last year—would equal the total saved by 50 million U.S. families, according to a report that was jointly published by the Institute for Policy Studies and the Center for Effective Government.
Now here’s the truly egregious part of all this…
The CEOs’ extraordinary nest eggs are not the result of extraordinary performance,” said Scott Klinger, director of Revenue and Spending Policies at the Center for Effective Government, in a statement. They are the result of rules intentionally tipped to reward those already on the highest rungs of the ladder.”

Spencer Stone Please Stop White Knighting!!!

- He's in intensive care with collapsed lung
- Stone was stabbed four times in the chest
- Footage of the incident shows him fighting off a group of three men