Hey … what’s the big deal

… Hey … what’s the big deal … our American government has done the same to those of “color” and if those married to EUGENICS get their way … this could become SOP … for those NOT meeting someone’s criteria …

 

 

Dutch Roman Catholic Church ‘castrated at least 10 boys’ for reporting priest abuse

03-20-2012  •  Daily Telegraph

At least 10 teenage boys or young men under the age of 21 were surgically castrated "to get rid of homosexuality" while in the care of the Dutch Roman Catholic Church in the 1950s.  .

Whatever gave you the idea that

Whatever gave you the idea that corporate or the military was going to allow you and me to know … disclosure is NOT part of their vocabulary

 

Army Threatens to Fire Whistleblower for Talking to McClatchy

Marisa Taylor, McClatchy Newspapers: "The military’s embattled crime lab is trying to fire an outspoken whistleblower who’s spotlighted its problems. Earlier this month, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory warned its firearms branch chief, Donald Mikko, in a memo of its plans to fire him, in part for talking to a McClatchy reporter."


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Come on the boys need to somehow work off all

…What you say you expected a different result … HELLO … how can that be as after all “water-boarding” is NOT torture … just ask “W” Bush and his cronies … Come on the boys need to somehow work off all that anger, hatred and aggression our military/police instill in them…

 

 

Beatings, sexual abuse, electric shock: US torture camps ‘still operative’

03-20-2012  •  http://rt.com 

A new report reveals that US forces continue to send detainees to prisons where torture is practiced, despite NATO’s promise to suspend prison transfers last September. .

… But trust us the water provided to you is SAFE …

… But trust us the water provided to you is SAFE …

 

New Toxic Sludge PR and Lobbying Effort Gets Underway

Sara Jerving, PR Watch: "A trade association known for using the terms ‘compost,’ ‘organic,’ and ‘biosolids’ to describe sewage sludge is investing in a new public relations campaign to influence policymakers and the public.

 

 The US Composting Council (USCC), which was founded by the disposable diaper industry, will be expanding its long-standing efforts to ‘rebrand’ sewage sludge, which is increasingly disposed of on agriculture crops and through garden centers without telling the public that their food is being grown in medical, industrial, and human waste."

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it’s cheaper for them to keep using

 Why because as long as their buddies like ConAgra … Mon$anto/XE … DuPont …Pfizer control our Congre$$ it’s cheaper for them to keep using BPA in the food they produce and sell to us …

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Why Is It So Difficult for Food Companies to Go BPA-Free?

 

 

Campbell’s Soup Company is going BPA-free. Sort of. The company is beginning to use alternatives to Bisphenol-A—the chemical some studies link to reproductive problems and certain types of cancers—in its soup packaging, a company bigwig said at a shareholders’ meeting last month. And it’s working to “phase out” the endocrine-disrupting chemical in all of its canned products. The BPA will be gone, the company promises, as soon as “feasible alternatives are available,” a Campbell’s spokesmantold the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

By the end of this month, Campbell’s, along with companies like Heinz and ConAgra (both of whom have promised to eliminate BPA at unspecified points in the future), might not have a choice in the matter: The Food and Drug Administration has promised to decide by the end of the month whether to prohibit companies from using the chemical in food packaging.

Contrary to Campbell’s quest for "feasible alternatives," it is possible to go BPA-free now. Again, sort of. Japanese companies voluntarily cut BPA use in the late 1990s and early 2000s by switching to a different type of lamination. But in the United States, it’s still fairly tricky.

Eden Foods, the poster child for BPA-free canning, has used BPA-free lining in its bean packaging since 1999—so long ago that most people didn’t even know to think of the chemical as a problem. To eliminate the chemical, the company’s president, Michael Potter, had to convince one of his suppliers to fill an order for an older, resin-based can lining—and pay a premium for the product. “To this day, what we order is a special order,” says Pamela Stepka, the company’s food safety coordinator. “They have to clear the line at the factory.”

But the chemical interaction between canned food and can linings can vary, and the industry has been hesitant to abandon BPA in part because a lining that’s safe for all canned products remains elusive

 

So how many positive things

…So how many positive things has corporate mass media made you and me aware of respecting the OCCUPY WALL STREET MOVEMENT … damn little … if any at all … I suspect few are aware and even fewer will believe what this movement has accomplished…

 

After Six Months, a Look at What Occupy Wall Street Has Accomplished
Travis Waldron, ThinkProgress: "The movement turned six months old last Saturday, and a closer look at its record of achievement reveals that it has done more than spark conversation around Wall Street’s watercoolers. Occupy groups have shifted the national debate on taxes and inequality, helped homeowners stay in their homes, forced major policy issues to the forefront of debate at the state and federal level, and gotten the attention of the institutions they’ve challenged most forcefully."


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We keep bailing out ALL

 

clip_image001… We keep bailing out ALL corporate interest$ because corporate has their foot firmly on our neck as they own and control all 3 branches of our government …

 

… Next question … Crooked to Fail

The bank has defrauded everyone from investors and insurers to homeowners and the unemployed. So why does the government keep bailing it out?

 

By MATT TAIBBI …March 14, 2012 10:55 AM ET …Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/bank-of-america-too-crooked-to-fail-20120314#ixzz1pb8KVeJy

At least Bank of America got its name right. The ultimate Too Big to Fail bank really is America, a hypergluttonous ward of the state whose limitless fraud and criminal conspiracies we’ll all be paying for until the end of time. Did you hear about the plot to rig global interest rates? The $137 million fine for bilking needy schools and cities? The ingenious plan to suck multiple fees out of the unemployment checks of jobless workers? Take your eyes off them for 10 seconds and guaranteed, they’ll be into some shit again: This bank is like the world’s worst-behaved teenager, taking your car and running over kittens and fire hydrants on the way to Vegas for the weekend, maxing out your credit cards in the three days you spend at your aunt’s funeral. They’re out of control, yet they’ll never do time or go out of business, because the government remains creepily committed to their survival, like overindulgent parents who refuse to believe their 40-year-old live-at-home son could possibly be responsible for those dead hookers in the backyard.

It’s been four years since the government, in the name of preventing a depression, saved this megabank from ruin by pumping $45 billion of taxpayer money into its arm. Since then, the Obama administration has looked the other way as the bank committed an astonishing variety of crimes – some elaborate and brilliant in their conception, some so crude that they’d be beneath your average street thug. Bank of America has systematically ripped off almost everyone with whom it has a significant business relationship, cheating investors, insurers, depositors, homeowners, shareholders, pensioners and taxpayers. It brought tens of thousands of Americans to foreclosure court using bogus, "robo-signed" evidence – a type of mass perjury that it helped pioneer. It hawked worthless mortgages to dozens of unions and state pension funds, draining them of hundreds of millions in value. And when it wasn’t ripping off workers and pensioners, it was helping to push insurance giants like AMBAC into bankruptcy by fraudulently inducing them to spend hundreds of millions insuring those same worthless mortgages.

But despite being the very definition of an unaccountable corporate villain, Bank of America is now bigger and more dangerous than ever. It controls more than 12 percent of America’s bank deposits (skirting a federal law designed to prohibit any firm from controlling more than 10 percent), as well as 17 percent of all American home mortgages. By looking the other way and rewarding the bank’s bad behavior with a massive government bailout, we actually allowed a huge financial company to not just grow so big that its collapse would imperil the whole economy, but to get away with any and all crimes it might commit. Too Big to Fail is one thing; it’s also far too corrupt to survive.

All the government bailouts succeeded in doing was to make the bank even more prone to catastrophic failure – and now that catastrophe might finally be at hand. Bank of America’s share price has plunged into the single digits, and the bank faces battles in courtrooms all over America to avoid paying back the hundreds of billions it stole from everyone in sight. Its credit rating, already downgraded to a few rungs above junk status, could plummet with the next bad analyst report, causing a frenzied rush to the exits by creditors, investors and stockholders – an institutional run on the bank.

They’re in deep trouble, but they won’t die, because our current president, like the last one, apparently believes it’s better to project a false image of financial soundness than to allow one of our oligarchic banks to collapse under the weight of its own corruption. Last year, the Federal Reserve allowed Bank of America to move a huge portfolio of dangerous bets into a side of the company that happens to be FDIC-insured, putting all of us on the hook for as much as $55 trillion in irresponsible gambles. Then, in February, the Justice Department’s so-called foreclosure settlement, which will supposedly provide $26 billion in relief for ripped-off homeowners, actually rewarded the bank with a legal waiver that will allow it to escape untold billions in lawsuits. And this month the Fed will release the results of its annual stress test, in which the bank will once again be permitted to perpetuate its fiction of solvency by grossly overrating the mountains of toxic loans on its books. At this point, the rescue effort is so sweeping and elaborate that it goes far beyond simply gouging the tax dollars of millions of struggling families, many of whom have already been ripped off by the bank – it’s making the government, and by extension all of us, full-blown accomplices to the fraud.

Anyone who wants to know what the Occupy Wall Street protests are all about need only look at the way Bank of America does business. It comes down to this: These guys are some of the very biggest assholes on Earth. They lie, cheat and steal as reflexively as addicts, they laugh at people who are suffering and don’t have money, they pay themselves huge salaries with money stolen from old people and taxpayers – and on top of it all, they completely suck at banking. And yet the state won’t let them go out of business, no matter how much they deserve it, and it won’t slap them in jail, no matter what crimes they commit. That makes them not bankers or capitalists, but a class of person that was never supposed to exist in America: royalty.

Self-appointed royalty, it’s true – but just as dumb and inbred as the real thing, and every bit as expensive to support. Like all royals, they reached their position in society by being relentlessly dedicated to the cause of Bigness, Unaccountability and the Worthlessness of Others. And just like royals, they spend most of their lives getting deeper in debt, and laughing every year when our taxes go to covering their whist markers. Two and a half centuries after we kicked out the British, it’s really come to this?

Bank of America started out in San Francisco in 1904 as an emblem of American capitalism. Founded by a first-generation Italian-American named Amadeo Giannini – it was even originally called the Bank of Italy – the bank set out to serve immigrants denied credit by other banks, and it was instrumental in helping to rebuild the city after the devastating earthquake of 1906.

But like many of the truly bad ideas in history, the present-day version of Bank of America was the product of a testosterone overdose. The concept of an overmassive, acquiring-everything-in-sight, bicoastal megabank was hatched in the terminal inferiority complex of a greed-sick asshole – actually two greed-sick assholes, both of them CEOs of Southern regional banks, who launched a cartoonish arms race of bank acquisitions that would ultimately turn the American business world upside down.