Home · News · News Dec 2013
Monday December 02, 2013
News Articles

Wall Street Taught Me How to Cheat
AlterNet | Chris Arnade | 11/26/13

A new report finds 53% of financial services executives say ethical standards inhibit career progression.

My first year on Wall Street, 1993, I was paid 14 times more than I earned the prior year and three times more than my father's best year. For that money, I helped my company create financial products that were disguised to look simple, but which required complex math to properly understand. That first year I was roundly applauded by my bosses, who told me I was clever, and to my surprise they gave me $20,000 bonus beyond my salary.

The products were sold to many investors, many who didn't fully understand what they were buying, most of them what we called "clueless Japanese." The profits to my company were huge -- hundreds of millions of dollars huge. The main product that made my firm great money for close to five years was was called, in typically dense finance jargon, a YIF, or a Yield Indexed Forward. ... Read more

Want to Cut Government Waste? Find the $8.5 Trillion the Pentagon Can't Account For
finance.yahoo.com | Lauren Lyster | 11/25/13

If you thought the botched rollout of Obamacare, the government shutdown, or the sequester represented Washington dysfunction at its worst, wait until you hear about the taxpayer waste at the Defense Department.

Special Enterprise Reporter Scot Paltrow unearthed the "high cost of the Pentagon's bad bookkeeping" in a Reuters investigation. It amounts to $8.5 trillion in taxpayer money doled out by Congress to the Pentagon since 1996 that has never been accounted for. The year 1996 was the first that the Pentagon should have been audited under a law requiring audits of all government departments. Oh, and by the way, the Pentagon is the only federal agency that has not complied with this law. ... Read more
*Find the $8.5 Trillion the Pentagon Can't Account For

Corporate Elites Are Witnessing a Growing Wave of Resistance to the 'Walmartization' of Our Economy
AlterNet | Kevin Zeese | 11/29/13

The struggle of working Americans took center stage as Black Friday protests covered the country. The struggle for wages that do not leave families impoverished is one that affects us all and highlights the unfair economy created by a class war waged by the wealthy for decades. The 'Walmartization' of the US economy has created a downward spiral in wages and destroyed small businesses and communities while heightening the wealth divide that is at the root of so many problems. The war on working people is a war on all but the wealthiest Americans.

... Noam Chomsky writes in his new book, Occupy: Class War, Rebellion and Solidarity, that the "business class" is always engaged in class warfare. They continually act to protect their interests, wealth and power. The class war manifests itself in every aspect of our lives from the attack on our public institutions and civil liberties to climate change and the global race to the bottom and racially unfair police enforcement and mass incarceration. It defines our foreign policy including trade agreements rigged for big business and wars for resources, cheap labor and the positioning of American Empire. ... Read more

7 Reasons Why It's Easier for Humans to Believe in God Than Evolution
MotherJones | Chris Mooney | 11/26/13

... Yet even as creationists keep trying to undermine modern science, modern science is beginning to explain creationism scientifically. And it looks like evolution--the scientifically uncontested explanation for the diversity and interrelatedness of life on Earth, emphatically including human life--will be a major part of the story. Our brains are a stunning product of evolution; and yet ironically, they may naturally pre-dispose us against its acceptance.

"I don't think there's any question that a variety of our mental dispositions are ones that discourage us from taking evolutionary theory as seriously as it should be taken," explains Robert N. McCauley, director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture at Emory University and author of the book Why Religion is Natural and Science is Not. ... Read more



DemocracyNow Daily News
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, December 02 [12:19]
DN | Watching the Watch List: Landmark Case Goes to Trial over Massive U.S. Terrorism "No-Fly" Database (12/02/13) [18:27]
DN | Over 110 Arrested as Record Black Friday Protests Challenge Wal-Mart, Major Retailers on Low Wages (12/02/13) [9:13]
Global Warming
*Last Hours (09/28/13) [10:37]
Last Hours website
Click to zoom
Last Hour Information
BBC | The Day the Earth Nearly Died. BBC Horizon programme on the Permian Mass Extinction (12/15/12) [49:09]
BBC | The Permian--Triassic Extinction Event (09/05/13) [43:43]
Click to zoom
The Permian--Triassic Extinction Event
TRNN News
*TRNN | Arnie Gunderson: TEPCO Downplays Huge Risks Involved in Removing Fukushima Fuel Rods (12/01/13) [5:56]
*TRNN | Charlie Cray is a research specialist with Greenpeace USA. 'Spooky Business': Major Corporations Employ Former U.S. Intelligence Agents As Spies (12/01/13) [7:06]
TRNN | Glenn Greenwald "The Goal Of The U.S. Government Is To Eliminate ALL Privacy Globally!" (11/30/13) [24:04]
TYT News
TYT | What Is 'Petcoke'? (11/30/13) [3:40]
TYT | Exorcisms On The Rise In Mexico, War On Drugs To Blame (11/30/13) [3:43]
*TYT | Shocking Government Waste at The Defense Department (11/30/13) [7:11]
"If you thought the botched rollout of Obamacare, the government shutdown, or the sequester represented Washington dysfunction at its worst, wait until you hear about the taxpayer waste at the Defense Department. Special Enterprise Reporter Scot Paltrow unearthed the "high cost of the Pentagon's bad bookkeeping" in a Reuters investigation. It amounts to $8.5 trillion in taxpayer money doled out by Congress to the Pentagon since 1996 that has never been accounted for. (The year 1996 was the first that the Pentagon should have been audited under a law requiring audits of all government departments. Oh, and by the way, the Pentagon is the only federal agency that has not complied with this law.
TYT | WalMart Black Friday Protests? (11/30/13) [4:25]
Diane Rehms Show
Diane Rehm Ongoing Rollout Challenges For The Affordable Care Act (12/02/13) [1hr]
MSNBC Chris Hayes - Al l In
Chris Hayes | A guide to Thanksgiving table talk, how not to talk about politics (11/27/13) [13:19]
Chris Hayes | How to talk Obamacare with your relatives (11/27/13) [7:10], Part 2 [4:28]
More segments on the MSNBC website
MSNBC Rachel Maddow
Rachel Maddow | California a model for making Obamacare work (11/27/13) [13:30]
More segments on the MSNBC website
Other Videos and Documentaries I Ran Across
Note: I don't endorse any of the videos in this section.
As I construct My News Pages I constantly run across a lot of NEW videos, and since I find YouTube frustrating trying to re-find videos, I save the links in this section so I can find them again.
Earth Shaping
Yellowstone National Park & the Caldera Super Volcano (09/05/13) [44:49]
Click to zoom
HC | Yellowstone National Park & the Caldera Super Volcano
NatGeo | Earth Under Water in Next 20 Years (08/17/13) [45:08]
NatGeo | Creatures of the Deep Ocean (08/15/13) [44:58]
Oil
NatGeo | World Without Oil - The Day the World ran out of Oil (10/15/13) [46:00]
Religion
BookTV | Is Religion Man-Made? How Did Religion Start? The Evolution of Belief (2006) [1:09:07]
UFO
NatGeo | The Truth Behind UFOs (07/26/13) [45:00]
SciFi | NASA's Evidence of UFO's and Alien Encounters (07/30/13) [42:33]
NatGeo | Alien Faces (10/11/13) [44:30]
Grey Aliens and their Origins and their Agenda (09/17/12) [1:08:28]
HC | The Greys (03/04/13) [43:59]
HC | UFO Files - The Gray's Agenda (08/01/12) [43:35]
Brazilian Roswell (03/31/12) [44:38]
UFOTV | The Cygnus Mystery (03/12/11) [52:37]

12.02.2013. 08:48

<< First < Previous [5 / 5] Next > Last >>
Get Our Newsletter
* Email Address:
* Pref Format:
* Type code:

Email marketing

Sponsors
I'm looking for sponsors to financially help with this site.  If you might be interested please send me a message using the Contact form.

Donation


I am one of those "once" middle class, over 60, over educated, under-employed, semi retired, soon to be poor workers, that everyone is talking about. 
But I have a modest standard of living so I plan to give all extra donation, beyond my immediate needs, to several of my favorite charities.

save-the-children

News Pages
News January 2018
News December 2017
News November 2017
News October 2017
News September 2017
News August 2017
News July 2017
News June 2017
News May 2017
News April 2017
News March 2017
News February 2017
News January 2017
News December 2016
News November 2016
News October 2016
News September 2016
News August 2016
News July 2016
News June 2016
News May 2016
News April 2016
News March 2016
News February 2016
News January 2016
News December 2015
News November 2015
News October 2015
News September 2015
News August 2015
News July 2015
News June 2015
News May 2015
News April 2015
News March 2015
News February 2015
News January 2015
News December 2014
News November 2014
News October 2014
News September 2014
News August 2014
News July 2014
News June 2014
News May 2014
News April 2014
News March 2014
News February 2014
News January 2014
News December 2013
News November 2013
News October 2013
News September 2013
News August 2013
News July 2013
News June 2013
News May 2013
News April 2013
News March 2013
News February 2013
News January 2013
News December 2012
News November 2012
News October 2012
News September 2012
News August 2012
News July 2012
News June 2012
News May 2012
News April 2012
News March 2012
News February 2012
News January 2012
News December 2011