Liberal congressman Sherrod Brown and conservative congressman David Vitter are pushing to break up the big banks:
Huffington Post reports:
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), along with unlikely ally Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), is launching an effort to break up the taxpayer-funded party on Wall Street.
“The best example is that 18 years ago, the largest six banks’ combined assets were 16 percent of GDP. Today they’re 64-65 percent of GDP,” Brown said. “So the [...]
During the last housing crash, the big banks begged the federal government for help and they received it, but when average Americans ask the big banks for help most of the time the banks show no mercy whatsoever. If you fall behind on your mortgage payments, the big banks have shown that they are willing to be absolutely ruthless. They will change locks in the middle of the night, they [...]
Evidence is increasing from multiple scientific fields that exposure to the natural environment can improve human health.
In an analysis of 18 years of data from 1,296 counties in 15 states, researchers found that Americans living in areas infested by the emerald ash borer, a beetle that kills ash trees, suffered from an additional 15,000 deaths from cardiovascular disease and 6,000 more deaths from lower respiratory disease when compared to uninfected [...]
Virginia hospital visitors were urged by health care advocates Wednesday to wear masks in an effort to protect against a widespread and severe outbreak of flu rapidly spreading across the country.
More than two dozen hospitals, medical facilities and urgent-care centers in the Hampton Roads area announced changes to their visitation policies that also include restrictions on visitors younger than 18 years old, since youth are more susceptible to the severe [...]
The Texas legislature will take up two bills designed to protect basic civil liberties in the Lone Star State during the 2013 legislative session.
On Monday morning, Rep. David Simpson (R-Longwood) prefiled The Texas Travel Freedom Act (House Bill 80). If passed, the law would make it a criminal act to intentionally touch “the anus, breast, buttocks, or sexual organ of the other person, including touching through clothing,” without probable cause [...]
Today John Embry gave a stunning interview to King World News. In it he made some rather frightening predictions. Embry believes, “… we are in the early stages of a global ‘Weimar’ event.” Embry stated, “This is very historic what’s happening here,” as we have now entered “the end game.”
Here is what Embry, who is Chief Investment Strategist at Sprott Asset Management, had to say: “I think the attempts to restrain the gold [...]
From Casey Research:
Author G. Edward Griffin was pilloried from all sides when his book The Creature from Jekyll Island was first published in 1994.
18 years later, when prediction after prediction has come true, and Griffin’s claim that we are in the middle of enormous changes to society that will affect your lifestyle, your livelihood, and your financial wellbeing are playing out every day, people are taking notice.
Last week in his [...]
Soldiers, sailors and airmen may have to give as much as 23 years’ service before being able to leave with their pensions, up from as little as 18 years at present.
The result would be that the effective minimum age for leaving the Services with an immediate pension would increase from 40 to 45.
The plan, disclosed in a Ministry of Defence document, has emerged amid complaints from soldiers that they have [...]
Homeless, abandoned by her parents and once declared a high school dropout, a hardworking 18-year-old has turned her life around earning her acceptance into Harvard University with scholarship this fall.
High school graduate Dawn Loggins says her life in Lawndale, North Carolina first started out in decay, among bullying and a broken home surrounded by drug use and squalour before eventual abandonment by her parents.
‘I looked around at my family and I saw [...]
Jessica Leandra used word ‘kaffir’ – a derogatory term for a black person
Also dumped by weightloss firm that is one of her main sponsors
A popular model was today axed from the South African edition of lads’ mag FHM after she was accused of making racist comments on Twitter.
The publication confirmed Jessica Leandra Dos Santos, 20, would no longer appear in its photoshoots after she caused outrage by using a taboo [...]
Police believe they have solved an 18-year murder mystery after making a double arrest in the death of Melonie Biddersingh, whose remains were found in a burning suitcase in 1994.
Melonie, 17, was only identified this morning after police arrested her biological father Evertone Biddersingh, 56, and her stepmother Elaine Biddersingh, 50, on March 5 in Welland, Ontario.
When police made the grisly discovery on September 1, 1994, the victim’s body was [...]
FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) — You knew the story wouldn’t end well when it began with a 57-year-old man wandering around his Fort Worth workplace — naked.
A judge in Fort Worth recently sentenced Kenneth Clyde Jackson to a total of 18 years in prison.
During the trial prosecutors presented evidence that on July 3, 2010, police officers found Jackson at the Regal Plastics warehouse, off East Loop 820.
Officers were not only interested [...]
I believe in family values, of which newt has none.
Holy shit he actually said that.
Gingrich: ‘It doesn’t matter what I do. People need to hear what I have to say’
Newt Gingrich: Do what I say, not what I do
Newt Gingrich bragged to his second wife that it didn’t matter if he screwed around because his supporters would always buy into what he had to say, not what he did.
“It doesn’t matter [...]
I don’t wish this to be perceived as a purely hedonistic adventure, as we do have concrete goals we wish to accomplish, but I must admit that part of the attraction is to merely opt-out of the status quo, at least for a while, and to seek life on our own terms. My wife and I have always been adventurous; she was a traveling nurse in Hawaii when I met [...]
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Of course CBS won the night, but with the Patriots winning in a blowout the ratings weren’t nearly as Tebowlicious as they could’ve [...]
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(CBS News)Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has Americans standing up and taking notice.
More than 42 million people watched Tebow’s thrilling game-winning touchdown strike last Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was the highest-rated NFL wild card game in 18 years, and set a record for the most sports tweets – with more than 9,000 per second.
Tebow’s the talk of the town, from Denver to “The Late Show [...]
When corporations and governments together have an interest in selling data and can’t be bothered to correct data, ordinary people without money to hire lawyers can suffer. Like being denied a much-needed job.
When Your Criminal Past Isn’t Yours (December 16, 2011)
“Out of work two years, her unemployment benefits exhausted, in danger of losing her apartment, Casey applied for a job in the pharmacy of a Boston drugstore. She was offered $11 [...]
A Santa Clarita teenager applying for a job at a hobby shop dropped off his resume then grabbed a $129 Airsoft gun and strolled out the door, police said Tuesday.
The 17-year-old, whose name was not released because he’s underage, explained his thinking this way:
“Honestly, I wasn’t planning on stealing anything,” he told KTLA-TV. “I was actually trying to get a job. And… what can I say? I’m a teenager, that’s [...]
QUEENS, NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) — A Queens, New York man on Monday was sentenced to 18 years in prison for violently shaking his infant son and causing his death, prosecutors said.
Saul Cortez, 25, pleaded guilty last month to second-degree manslaughter and first-degree assault before the Queens Supreme Court. The defendant admitted that on April 5, 2010, he was home alone with his two-year-old daughter [...]
A new state bill in the California State Senate could make social-networking sites like Facebook take down personal information and photos for account users under 18 and require more private settings.
The SB 242 was introduced by Sen. Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro) and would require all security settings to default to private and charge up to $10,000 per violation, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
The bill’s [...]
A ban on circumcision could end up on San Francisco’s November ballot.
A voter in the city says he will submit more than 12,000 valid signatures to the elections office today. That’s more than the 7,200 needed to get the measure on the ballot.
The proposed new law would make it a misdemeanor to circumcise a person before they are 18-years-old.
“We don’t come at this from a religious angle,” Lloyd Schofield told [...]
By: Theodore Butler
I’ve just learned something about silver that I was only vaguely familiar with previously, and I’d like to share it with you. It had a big impact on me. When I shared it with my friend and mentor, Izzy Friedman, the person who first got me interested in silver, he said it was something he never knew and he called it a bombshell. I [...]