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Friday, October 09, 2015

Hillary Clinton won't propose reinstating a bank break-up law known as the Glass-Steagall Act – at least according to Alan Blinder, an economist who has been advising Clinton's campaign. "You're not going to see Glass-Steagall," Blinder said after her economic speech Monday in which she failed to mention it. Blinder said he had spoken to Clinton directly about Glass-Steagall.

This is a big mistake.

It's a mistake politically because people who believe Hillary Clinton is still too close to Wall Street will not be reassured by her position on Glass-Steagall. Many will recall that her husband led the way to repealing Glass Steagall in 1999 at the request of the big Wall Street banks.

It's a big mistake economically because the repeal of Glass-Steagall led directly to the 2008 Wall Street crash, and without it we're in danger of another one. read more

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

In an article for The American Conservative, veteran political commentator Pat Buchanan slammed the neocons' "berserk reaction" to Russia's military intervention in Syria, adding that John McCain and Hillary Clinton's plans to arm the rebels with Stingers and establish a no-fly zone would result in a crisis which would rapidly spin of control. WallGiving his take on Russia's decision to begin airstrikes against ISIL and other terrorist forces looking to overthrow the Syrian government, Buchanan explained that Moscow had many sensible reasons to get involved, including its longstanding alliance with Damascus, a desire to preserve its toehold on the Mediterranean, and not least, to keep the Russian terrorists caught up in the war from coming home to roost in Russia itself. read more

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

*** Why the new NBC/WSJ poll contains rough news for the GOP: With just over 13 months until Election Day 2016, the Republican Party should be sitting pretty. The Democratic frontrunner, Hillary Clinton, has seen her popularity drop considerably in the new NBC/WSJ poll. What's more, 62% believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, which isn't good news for the party holding the White House. And President Obama's approval rating – at 47% – isn't bad, but it's not great, either. read more

Speaker of the House John Boehner, who announced his resignation from Congress effective at the end of October, has some choice words for the congressional caucus he just left: the Bible warned us about people like you. Boehner told CBS' Face the Nation on Sunday he was sick of "false prophets" among Republicans in Congress, saying conservative groups who have hammered his speakership over the past few years were "not realistic" and have "whipped people into a frenzy believing they can accomplish things that they know -- they know -- are never going to happen." According to Boehner, "the Bible says beware of false prophets. And there are people out there, you know, spreading noise about how much can get done. I mean this whole notion that we're going to shut down the government to get rid of Obamacare in 2013 -- this plan never had a chance." read more

Monday, September 28, 2015

You heard it here first.


I wonder if they've done a similar study with sets of identical female twins?

#8 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2015-10-09 07:37 AM | Reply | Flag:


Personal lives

Tegan and Sara are identical twins born September 19, 1980, in Calgary. Tegan was the first born, with Sara following eight minutes later. Both are openly gay.[17] Tegan lives in Vancouver and Los Angeles since 2011.[6]

In 2013, the band partnered with Coolhaus, their "favourite ice cream sandwich truck",[18] to create an ice cream sandwich in favour of marriage equality. The sandwich featured Double Chocolate cookies and Salted Caramel ice cream, and was named "Til Death Do Us Part".[18][19]


Libyan rebel commander admits his fighters have al-Qaeda links
Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle against Muammar Gaddafi's regime.

In an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, Mr al-Hasidi admitted that he had recruited "around 25" men from the Derna area in eastern Libya to fight against coalition troops in Iraq. Some of them, he said, are "today are on the front lines in Adjabiya".

Mr al-Hasidi insisted his fighters "are patriots and good Muslims, not terrorists," but added that the "members of al-Qaeda are also good Muslims and are fighting against the invader"

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