15 September 2010

On Greek corruption and financial ruin

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15 December 2009

Rolling Stone/Matt Taibbi: Obama sold out to Wall Street

“There’s no other way to say it: Barack Obama, a once-in-a-generation political talent whose graceful conquest of America’s racial dragons en route to the White House inspired the entire world, has for some reason allowed his presidency to be hijacked by sniveling, low-rent shitheads.”

After being elected, Obama basically gave everyone from his “change” campaign dead end jobs. All the important posts went to insiders from the same financial giants, that through “bailout” laws now have been granted free money every time and no matter how badly they fuck up themselves and the system.

If you’re not easily tricked into reading longer articles, have a look at the video summary. Taibbi‘s recent writing is highly recommended reading, his style is very readable and entertaining but maintains a striking contrast to the usual correct, bullshit-plagued financial and political reporting.

[via:No Agenda]

10 November 2009

British soldier reveals disarray within the Afghan police force

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8 October 2009

The office of copyright nazi, French president Nicolas Sarkozy caught distributing pirated DVD copies

[via:Piraattiliitto]

28 September 2009

Fortune interviews Mark Whitacre, ADM price-fixing whistleblower and compulsive liar

Whitacre discusses bipolar disorder, prison, his marriage, lying to Fortune in an earlier interview and Steven Soderbergh’s new film, “The Informant!” where his person is presented by Matt Damon. The book on which “The Informant!” is based comes highly recommended.

[via:Slashdot]

19 September 2009

British doctor faces action over claims of ‘ghost writing’ for US drug company

Doctors have been agreeing to be named as authors on studies written by employees of the pharmaceutical industry, giving greater credibility to medical research, according to new evidence.

The Guardian has learned that one of Britain’s leading bone specialists is facing disciplinary action over accusations that he was involved in “ghost writing”.

30 August 2009

The Iraqi who saved Norway from oil

Financial Times explains how Farouk al-Kasim helped create government regulation that saved Norway from wasteful oil extraction and political corruption by foreign industry interests. Shock and horror: Unlike many other oil nations, Norway has actually saved money rather than fallen into debt.

[via:Metafilter]

7 August 2009

Blackwater founder linked to murders of persons participating in federal investigation of the company

[via:humble.fool]

27 July 2009

Person responsible for most food-related illness and death in history appointed US food safety czar

Make believe Change.

[via:No Agenda]

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