Long before President Obama’s security detail was scandalized in Colombia and new revelations emerged last week about the Secret Service, members of the elite team earned an “Animal House” reputation at the blueblood vacation mecca of Martha’s Vineyard.
Local residents say wild parties, fights and late-night carousing involving Secret Service members have become commonplace in recent years at the Vineyard, a favorite getaway for the First Family and longtime destination for [...]
The skin on Trayvon’s knuckles was broken when his body was autopsied
The revelations suggest a fight consistent with Zimmerman’s story about being attacked and beaten
Zimmerman reported feeling sick when he thought about the shooting
The neighborhood watch volunteer was under the care of a psychologist and taking Adderall and a sleep medication before the shooting
George Zimmerman had a broken nose, two black eyes and cuts on the back of his head [...]
Wolf Richter, Testosterone Pit
The meltdowns at Fukushima Number 1 that have caused so much havoc have also paralyzed Japan’s nuclear power industry. The last of its 54 reactors will be taken off line in May for scheduled maintenance, but none has been restarted due to local resistance.
“Deindustrialization” is gripping the power-starved country. TEPCO, owner of the Fukushima plant, is being bailed out with trillions of yen in taxpayer money, or rather [...]
Syracuse University associate head basketball coach Bernie Fine was fired Sunday in the wake of an investigation of child molestation allegations against him.
In statement released Sunday night, Kevin Quinn, the school’s senior vice president for public affairs, says Fine has been “terminated, effective immediately.
The move came at the direction of Chancellor Nancy Cantor.
The 65-year-old Fine was in his 36th season at his alma mater. He had the longest active streak [...]
By Craig Stephen, MarketWatch
HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — Three years ago, China’s banks were widely applauded as they lent their way out of the last financial crisis, hauling much of the world with them. But now with these loans coming due and interest rates on the rise, officials and analysts are increasingly sounding the alarm.
Throw into the mix new revelations about the escalation of shadow [...]
August 19, 2011
SEC Attorney Reveals that Agency Has Shredded Documents for Decades to Cover Up Wall Street Fraud
What should we make of the new revelations by Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Darcy Flynn (background here, here and here) that the SEC has been shredding documents for decades?
As many commentators have noted, the SEC did this to cover up fraud on Wall Street.
The Entire Government Strategy Is To Cover Up [...]
The new revelations came to light after government investigators turned up new emails from Goldman employee Fabrice “Fabulous Fab” Tourre in which he bragged to a girlfriend
that the firm was taking a “big short” position on the Gulf.
“One oil rig goes down and we’re going to be rolling in dough,” Mr. Tourre wrote in one email. “Suck it, fishies and birdies!”
NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report) – In what is looming as another public relations predicament for Goldman Sachs, the banking giant admitted today that it made “a substantial financial bet against the Gulf of Mexico” one day before the sinking of an oil rig in that body of water.
The new revelations came to light after government investigators turned up new emails from Goldman employee Fabrice “Fabulous Fab” Tourre in which [...]