In Meridian, Miss., it is school officials – not police – who determine who should be arrested. Schools seeking to discipline students call the police, and police policy is to arrest all children referred to the agency, according to a Department of Justice lawsuit. The result is a perverse system that funnels children as young as ten who merely misbehave in class into juvenile detention centers without basic constitutional procedures.
Apple avoided paying up to $2.4billion in taxes last year through a complex strategy that funnels money to low tax states and foreign countries, according to a report.
The technology giant has set up up offices in Nevada, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and the British Virgin Islands to ensure it pays a tax rate of just 9.8 per cent, the New York Times claimed.
Some offices are little more than a postal address or a [...]
(Reuters) – During three days of arguments over the Obama healthcare plan, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan put on a display of rhetorical firepower, reinforcing predictions that the newest liberal justice is best equipped to take on the conservative, five-man majority controlling the bench.
The strong views and persuasive tactics of the administration’s former top lawyer could affect the fate of the healthcare overhaul, as well as decisions in other ideologically [...]
Indicating just what a banana continent Europe has become, we present the latest, December version of the EFSF term sheet, where we want to emphasize just two things. First, as the slide below shows, even with Italian and Spanish bond yields blowing out beyond stratospheric levels, and is now glaringly obvious that Spain and Italy will be first in line for the next bailout which may come as soon [...]
They are a perfect way to make it look like these people are just ‘successful investors’ who come by their immense wealth legitimately. Meanwhile the Fed funnels trillions of dollars, through these elite, back into the economy. If you aren’t concerned with fairness, justice or income disparity (let alone the rule of law) this scheme can probably be justified but it sure doesn’t have anything to do with capitalism, as [...]
Is the Federal debt a criminal enterprise, enabled by a criminal syndicate? Read on before you pass judgment.
Correspondent Doug laid out a compelling case that the Federal debt is fundamnentally a criminal scam, operated by the criminal syndicate of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve:
The Federal Reserve is a criminal syndicate buying debt that the government eagerly creates and sells for spending money that dumps the debt on [...]
By JAY SOLOMON
TEHRAN—Iran’s elite military unit, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, has transferred lethal new munitions to its allies in Iraq and Afghanistan in recent months, according to senior U.S. officials, in a bid to accelerate the U.S. withdrawals from these countries.
The Revolutionary Guard has smuggled rocket-assisted exploding projectiles to its militia allies in Iraq, weapons that have already resulted in the deaths of [...]
Today, average Americans have less power relative to the monolithic corporate and governmental institutions that dominate our society than at any other point in U.S. history. Sadly, this is not what our founding fathers ever envisioned. Our founding fathers established a government “of the people, by the people, for the people”, but what we have today is very far from that ideal. In America today, [...]
by: Chris Hedges, Truthdig
A nation that destroys its systems of education, degrades its public information, guts its public libraries and turns its airwaves into vehicles for cheap, mindless amusement becomes deaf, dumb and blind. It prizes test scores above critical thinking and literacy. It celebrates rote vocational training and the singular, amoral skill of making money. It churns out stunted human products, lacking the capacity [...]
by Graham Summers
Weâ€™ve been over the numerous BS excuses that US Dollar destroyer extraordinaire Ben Bernanke has made for QE enough times that today Iâ€™d rather simply focus on the REAL reason he continues to funnel TRILLIONS of Dollars into the Wall Street Banks.
Iâ€™ve written this analysis before. But given the enormity of what it entails, itâ€™s worth repeating. The following paragraphs are the REAL [...]