Archive for the ‘Corporatocracy’ Category

More Death and Destruction From the Warfare State

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 20:35 No Comments

Detroit media has been running investigative reporting that has unveiled a rarely discussed legacy of the warfare state: its abandoned military bases and toxic aftershocks. Wurtsmith Air Force base in Oscoda, Michigan (the northeastern-ish lower peninsula) was closed in 1993, but it was known as early as the 1970s that groundwater contamination in and around [...]

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Obama Fights “Climate Change” With His Cronies and Your Billions

Monday, April 4, 2016 18:33 No Comments

It looks like Spain’s largest corporate failure may not fail at all if its crony benefactors have anything to do about it. In fact, government talking heads have alluded to the fact that the company is “too innovative to fail.” So innovative, you see, that it can’t survive in the market because it is reliant [...]

This was posted under category: Corporatocracy, EnviroCommunism

Another company in the government-subsidized “green” industry goes boom

Saturday, April 2, 2016 7:01 1 Comment

SunEdison, the world’s largest renewable energy developer and the largest solar stock in the U.S. by market capitalization, is kaput. I want you to note the last paragraph of the following quote from the article (in bold). Yes, the WSJ said it. “Solar-energy company SunEdison Inc. plans to file for bankruptcy protection in comingweeks, adramatic about-face [...]

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Business As Usual at the FDA

Sunday, January 22, 2012 14:11 No Comments

This story in the Wall Street Journal barely made a splash last week – “FDA Panelists Had Ties to Bayer.” Three advisors who had financial ties to Bayer AG were invited to serve on a “safety committee” for the FDA to assess the safety of four Bayer AG birth control drugs. All three individuals were either [...]

This was posted under category: Corporatocracy, Industrial Food Machine

The Chevy Trabant?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 20:59 1 Comment

Many folks remember the Sputnik on wheels, otherwise known as the (East German) Trabant. Depending upon whose factoids you believe, the Trabant, the world’s worst centrally planned vehicle, is said to (1) have taken as long as 18 years to receive one on order, (2) the price was an equivalent of a year’s salary (3) there [...]

This was posted under category: Corporatocracy, EnviroCommunism

Wall Street Banksters and the Tapeworm Economy

Sunday, January 30, 2011 17:49 12 Comments

This interview with Catherine Austin Fitts is one of the most powerful 60 minutes of dialogue I have seen in some time. To quote Charles Burris: As former managing director and member of the board of directors of the Wall Street investment bank Dillon, Read & Company, and Assistant Secretary of Housing under George H.W. [...]

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US Government Brokers Deal Between Big Biotech and Big Organic

Sunday, January 30, 2011 13:28 1 Comment

Our Agriculture Czar, a Big Biotech guy, has brokered a deal for his biotech manufacturer clientele. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that the USDA will allow genetically engineered Roundup Ready alfalfa to be planted without restriction (which means a government-brokered deal to force Big Biotech’s genetically-engineered products on those who oppose them). Organic and [...]

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Heads of State

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 12:05 3 Comments

“Heads of State” is how Bloomberg described it this morning on the radio. Chinese president Hu Jintao is here in the US to meet with such important heads of state as Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, national security adviser Tom Donilon, Lloyd Blakenfein of Goldman Sachs, Jeff Immelt of General Electric, Jim McNerney [...]

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