Monthly Archives: November 2011

Another reason to hate Wall Street bankers

Another reason to hate Wall Street bankers

I know, I know. As if you didn’t have reason enough to hate bank executives for the economic collapse. The fact that a mortgage company preyed on a 96-year-old woman and then tried to foreclose on her, makes those occupying their cities and towns all the more important. Luckily we learn that the 96-year-old woman

Hank Paulson: Criminal? Insider Trading?

If Martha Stewart went to jail for engaging in some friendly insider trading, what about the former Goldman Sachs CEO and Secretary of the Treasury? After a perfunctory discussion of the market turmoil, the fund manager says, the discussion turned to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Paulson said he had erred by not punishing Bear Stearns shareholders

Freeport-McMoRan: Paying the police that strikers deal with

  Imagine If the Koch brothers were paying the NYPD as Occupy Wall Street protesters were camping out in Zucotti park? This is what Freeport-McMoRan a Phoenix, AZ corporation is doing in Indonesia. The strikers have a reason to be wary for their safety: Freeport is paying millions of dollars directly to the police officers who guard

Gas station workers treated unfairly in Christie’s New Jersey

The U.S. National Archives /Foter  So tell me why did it take the Department of Labor to get to the bottom of this? The Wage and Hour Division’s ongoing enforcement efforts in New Jersey’s gas station industry have revealed consistent and widespread noncompliance with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping

I hate Pfizer for their Chantix evilness

The Doctr /Foter For the amount of pain Pfizer has caused people you would think that their profits would be seriously impacted. The audacity of drug makers needs to be more widely known. They will put a drug out there knowing about some of the bad effects it can have on people. Even when they genuinely don’t foresee something

Why don’t the US, EU and UK believe in climate change?

Disgusting. If these governments actually beleived in climate change and sought to do something about it, they wouldn’t be bullying poorer developing nations. Murray Worthy, of the World Development Movement, said: “The US, UK and EU are using the same strong-arm tactics to bribe developing countries that we saw at Copenhagen. Abandoning their previous commitments


In China workers go on strike – The world is not flat

I’m sure this probably comes as a blow to Mr. Friedman’s – The World is Flat thinking, but workers in China are not happy. In Shenzhen, 1,000 workers went on strike Nov. 22 at a factory owned by a Taiwanese computer-parts maker after the company required staff to work overtime from 6 p.m. to midnight,