Readin’ the news, and it’s all bad…
Quelle Surprise! Banks Lied About Bailout Funds and Got $13 Billion in Profit from Them
Yves Smith: And the bottom line is everybody close to the process lied like crazy.
An Assault, a SWAT Team, a Drug Raid, and Some Sex Toys
This one’s from Friday, but mind still being boggled by it.
“When our cops are focused on executing large-scale, constitutionally questionable raids at the slightest hint that a small-time pot dealer is at work, real police work preventing and investigating crimes like robberies and rapes falls by the wayside.”
Senators Demand the Military Lock Up American Citizens in a “Battlefield” They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window
“Senators need to hear from you, on whether you think your front yard is part of a “battlefield” and if any president can send the military anywhere in the world to imprison civilians without charge or trial.”
Rainy Monday morning tunes
Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli – Manoir de Mes Reves
Acid House Kings – This and That
Belle & Sebastian – Sukie in the Graveyard
Elvis Costello recommends you NOT buy his boxed set, says to spend your money on Satchmo, instead!
Finally, not entirely sure how I feel about this, but Miley Cyrus and OWS??! Interesting take.