by Michael Krieger, Liberty Blitzkreig:
Care for a side of horse meat with that dose of tetracycline in your chicken wings? Recovery never tasted so good! Basically since 2003, antibiotic use for sick people is flat, but up 50% for use in the meat industry. These stats are shocking. From Mother Jones:
Last year, the Food and Drug Administration proposed a set of voluntary “guidelines” designed to nudge the meat industry to curb its [...]
Texas man arraigned on murder charges in shooting of ex-Navy SEAL
Anti-Gun Libs Gloat Over Murder Of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle…
‘American Sniper’ Was Mentor of Murder Suspect, Cops Say
Mother Jones editor uses murder of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle to push gun control
FLOW OF WISDOM PODCAST: MK-ULTRA, MIND CONTROL AND CONNECTICUT SHOOTING
Was America’s top Navy Seal sniper executed by the regime? Is there a communist revolution underway right now?
Former SEAL’s Shooting Will [...]
David Corn, the liberal commentator from Mother Jones, explains to Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz how he obtained the much talked undercover Romney video that was taken at a fundraiser for the candidate earlier this year. James Carter IV, grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, was one of Corn’s sources.
“Carter looked at this clip that came out, and said, ‘Let’s find this guy,’” Corn said in the interview with Kurtz, explaining the genesis of the [...]
US Republican presidential candidate filmed at fundraising dinner saying Palestinians “have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace,” adding Iran would use nuclear capability to blackmail US.
US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney questioned the feasibility of the establishment of a Palestinian state in the West Bank, according to video footage published Tuesday by US magazine Mother Jones.
“I’m torn by two perspectives in this regard,” Romney said at a $50,000-per-plate fundraising dinner on [...]
September 18th, 2012
U.S. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney recently spoke at a private fundraiser to what has been described as a small group of wealthy contributors gathered in Boca Raton, Florida.
The video, authenticated by left leaning political web site Mother Jones and made available by an unnamed source who attended the event, captures the Presidential hopeful in what he believes is a venue outside the view of the general voting public.
Whether this [...]
July 19, 2012
In early July, on the sleepy Friday after Independence Day, the USDA quietly signaled its intention to green-light a new genetically engineered soybean seed from Dow AgroSciences. The product is designed to produce soy plants that withstand 2,4-D, a highly toxic herbicide (and, famously, the less toxic component in the notorious Vietnam War-era defoliant Agent Orange).
Readers may remember that during an even-sleepier period—the week between Christmas and [...]
June 7, 2012
William “Drew” Dodds, the salesperson for StrongWatch, a Tucson-based company, is at the top of his game when he describes developments on the southern border of the United States in football terms. In his telling, that boundary is the line of scrimmage, and the technology his company is trying to sell—a mobile surveillance system named Freedom-On-The-Move, a camera set atop a retractable mast outfitted in the [...]
April 18, 2012
The Gulf Ecosystem Is Being Decimated
The BP oil spill started on April 20, 2010. We’ve previously warned that the BP oil spill could severely damage the Gulf ecosystem.
Since then, there are numerous signs that the worst-case scenario may be playing out:
- New York Times: “Gulf Dolphins Exposed to Oil Are Seriously Ill, Agency Says
- MSNBC: Gulf shrimp scarce this season (and see the Herald Tribune‘s report)
- Mother Jones: Eyeless shrimp are being found [...]
by Michael Kelley
Since the war on drugs started in 1971, America’s prison populationhas surged 700 percent to 2.4 million.
Prisoners have become part of the economy, manufacturing and assembling products for major corporations, while private prisons have emerged as multi-billion dollar operations.
Now that there are more Americans under correctional supervision than were in Stalin’s gulags, it’s officially out of control.
The U.S. has 5 percent of the world’s population but 25 percent of the world’s prison population
Since the [...]
MSNBC Contributor and Mother Jones’ Washington Bureau Chief David Cornapparently got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.
He was spotted in the Barnes & Noble at Union Station throwing a fit because his new book — his fifth — fitting called Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party out today didn’t have its own display. He was overheard yelling at the manager [...]
By MACKENZIE WEINGER | 3/19/12 12:11 PM EDT
President Barack Obama blamed Fox News for his political woes in a private meeting with labor leaders in 2010, saying he was “losing white males” who tune into the cable outlet and “hear Obama is a Muslim 24/7,” according to journalist David Corn’s new book, “Showdown.”
In “Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party” — which hits bookstores on [...]
February 1, 2012
In an interview with CBS 60 Minutes‘ Scott Pelley, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta revealed more about the secret process the Obama administration uses to kill American citizens suspected of terrorism without trial. According to Panetta, the president himself approves the decision based on recommendations from top national security officials.
“[The] President of the United States obviously reviews these cases, reviews the legal justification, and in the end says, [...]
January 20, 2012
Like any good presidential candidate, Rick Santorum heaps praise on America’s soldiers and veterans. He’s pledged to “make veterans a high priority” if elected president, adding, “This is not a Republican issue, this is not a Democratic issue, it is an American issue.” But as a US senator, Santorum engineered a controversial land deal that robbed the military’s top veterans’ home of tens of millions of dollars and [...]
January 11, 2012
ABC News reports the latest legal development for former Democrat senator, former Democrat governor, Obama Administration economic guru, and top Obama money man Jon Corzine?:
Montana farmers have filed a class action suit against former New Jersey governor Jon Corzine, charging that the failed financial firm run by Corzine stole millions from their accounts to pay off its spiraling debts, and that Corzine’s “single-minded obsession” with making MF [...]
December 24, 2011
The drone had been in the air for close to five hours before its mission crew realized that something was wrong. The oil temperature in the plane’s turbocharger, they noticed, had risen into the “cautionary” range. An hour later, it was worse, and it just kept rising as the minutes wore on. While the crew desperately ran through its “engine overheat” checklist trying to figure out [...]
November 12, 2011
The Miami Herald‘s Carol Rosenberg, returning to Gitmo for the arraignment of alleged USS Cole bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, reports how much the island prison is costing American taxpayers these days.
“The Pentagon detention center that started out in January 2002 as a collection of crude open-air cells guarded by Marines in a muddy tent city is today arguably the most expensive prison on earth, costing taxpayers $800,000 annually [...]
Lynne Ferrari Blankenbeker, a Republican lawmaker in the New Hampshire Legislature, has taken union-bashing to a whole new level.
In a July 21 email obtained by Mother Jones, the New Hampshire state representative wrote to fellow legislators about a recent training stint with the Army at Fort Dix, in New Jersey. A military veteran who has served in the Middle East, Blankenbeker described learning to drive an [...]
Mac McClelland, a civil rights reporter who has seen the impact of sexual violence around the globe, couldn’t shake the image of Sybille, a woman who said she had been raped at gunpoint and mutilated in the aftermath of Haiti’s catastrophic 2010 earthquake.
While on assignment for Mother Jones last September, McClelland said she accompanied Sybille to the hospital when the woman saw her attackers and [...]
You’re working harder. They’re getting richer.
If you feel like you’re working longer and longer hours, you might be on to something. Writing in Mother Jones, Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery examine the miracle of American enterprise: Companies cut their staffs, remaining workers work more and profits go up.
Just counting work that’s on the books (never mind those 11 p.m. emails), Americans now put in an [...]
IRS Would Audit Abortions Under GOP Anti-Choice Bill
Mother Jones’ Nick Baumann brings us this shocker.
Under a GOP-backed bill expected to sail through the House of Representatives, the Internal Revenue Service would be forced to police how Americans have paid for their abortions. To ensure that taxpayers complied with the law, IRS agents would have to investigate whether certain terminated pregnancies were the result of rape or [...]
This chart shows that the poorest 90 percent of Americans make an average of $31,244 a year, while the top 1 percent make over $1.1 million:
â€¢Â According to this chart, most income groups have barely grown richer since 1979. But the top 1 percent has seen its income nearly quadruple:
â€¢Â And this chart suggests most Americans have little idea of just how unequal income distribution is. And [...]
Graphics courtesy of Mother Jones‘
How Rich are the Superrich
A huge share of the nation’s economic growth over the past 30 years has gone to the top one-hundredth of one percent, who now make an average of $27 million per household. The average income for the bottom 90 percent of us? $31,244.
Note: The 2007 data (the most current) doesn’t reflect the impact of the housing [...]
Yesterday, thousands of Wisconsin public workers protested the state’s plan to cut benefits:
As USA Today notes:
House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan compared the protests in his home state of Wisconsin over Gov. Scott Walker’s budget plan to the pro-democracy movement in Egypt.
Ryan, a Republican from Janesville, made his comments on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program. In the Wisconsin state capital, teachers and labor union [...]