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Archive for February, 2016

The Scandals Of Bernie Sanders

Posted by Phoenix Woman on February 9, 2016

For those who think that the guy who backs every recent Iraq and Afghanistan move by President Obama is some sort of progressive dreamboat sent from On High:

First off, Bernie became a congressman in the first place by selling out to the NRA when the Republican who beat him 1988, Peter Smith, realized he couldn’t continue to oppose gun control and look at himself in the mirror:

Once safely ensconced on Capitol Hill, he’s used his power to (among other things) back the F-35 boondoggle, write a 2013 healthcare bill – the basis for his current plan – that not even Elizabeth Warren will co-sign, and collude with George W. Bush to try and poison a small Texas border town called Sierra Blanca:

http://www.shakesville.com/2015/07/looking-for-bernie-part-4-turning-right.html

There’s more to come.

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Look out below, Tokyo edition

Posted by Charles II on February 9, 2016

The problem seems to be that people are afraid that oil companies can’t pay their bonds, and that banks, especially European banks, will fail. In any event…

 

Nikkei-plunge

(Image from CNBC ca. 1:30 AM Eastern).

Dax looks to  down 3%, S&P -0.8%.

Expect an ugly start to the day–and the Year of the Fire Monkey– unless the ECB issues some guarantees. One source says:

 

Monkey is a smart, naughty, wily and vigilant animal. If you want to have good return for your money investment, then you need to outsmart the Monkey.

 

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Wealth distribution in America

Posted by Charles II on February 3, 2016

H/t Modemocrat at Eschaton:

 

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