Really sweet song. Well written, good melody.
Why you can never let conservatives win on reinterpreting history
Howard Zinn fought them in the United States. In Britain they aim to rewrite World War I.
There are no more eye-witnesses to the First World War, which began in 1914, so we are in for a centenary year (or perhaps four) of remembering it all at second-, third- and fourth-hand, and listening to some ugly debates. Schoolchildren in the U.K. learn about the causes of the First World War and of the…
Senator “jungle drum” Bob Corker is doing the normal conservative thing in blaming your opponents for your…
CEO voluntarily takes a $45 million dollar pay cut
This is actually pretty interesting news.
McKesson CEO John Hammergren took a ‘voluntary’ $45 million cut to his pension after shareholders said ‘no more’ to his lavish wages at the company’s annual meeting in August.
His pension is now ‘only’ about $114 million. Last year, he took home $51.7 million in pay. Meanwhile, McKesson pays some of its workers so little they can’t afford health care.
Complain about your family getting killed by a drone and get tortured
If you dare challenge the Washington Consensus in any of its many forms, in this case, on the national security front, you might find yourself somewhere you do not wish to be.
Khan has no doubts about why he was targeted. He is the first person to attempt a legal challenge to the CIA drone program in Pakistan, after his son and brother were killed in a drone strike near his home in North…
Crazy pro-life Kansas conservative is afraid of fluoride in water
Never mind that the Center for Disease Control named water fluoridation as one of the ten great public health achievements of the 20th century. No, instead listen to the crazy Taliban fundamentalist pro-life conservatives who want you to believe that fluoride in water lowers the IQ of children.
From Talking Points Memo:
“I’m doing the most pro-life work I’ve ever done with this fluoride fight,”…
Miss a payment and Wells Fargo will foreclose on your house
I really don’t get what Wells Fargo is doing here. A woman in New Jersey missed one payment but followed up the next month and paid the current and past amounts due, yet you want to foreclose on her property?
In 2010, Paulette McQueen, a CWA Local 1037 home child care provider and shop steward, missed one mortgage payment. The very next month she attempted to hand deliver the missed payment and…
Quick note on a happy event: Fast Track trade-promotion authority expires today. Fast Track allows the president to push through trade deals with no amendments from Congress, such as those that would ensure the deals don’t destroy good U.S. jobs.
I can’t tell you how happy I am hear that fast-track has been snuffed out for now anyway.
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