March 5, 2009
Some people say we need guestworkers to do jobs that Americans just refuse to do, like get paid high wages in a cushy job programming computers, so we need to bring in H1Bs and L1s to do it for half the price.
Nope, here is why we really need em:
Defendants Shenkman and Exigen appeared to be abusing the immigration visa system in order to procure a steady stream of young, eastern European women to satisfy Defendant Shenkman’s sexual desires…. these young women would find themselves tied to Exigen … trapped thousands of miles from home without families or friends, and at the mercy of a wealthy and influential sexual predator who does not know how to take “no” for an answer.
February 1, 2009
Great scam! The banker crooks get their gambling debts covered, and the organized crime (no, not the corporations and the government–the *other* organized crime) lords get their money laundered:
U.N. crime chief says drug money flowed into banks
VIENNA: The United Nations’ crime and drug watchdog has indications that money made in illicit drug trade has been used to keep banks afloat in the global financial crisis, its head was quoted as saying on Sunday.
Vienna-based UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa said in an interview released by Austrian weekly Profil that drug money often became the only available capital when the crisis spiralled out of control last year.
“In many instances, drug money is currently the only liquid investment capital,” Costa was quoted as saying by Profil. “In the second half of 2008, liquidity was the banking system’s main problem and hence liquid capital became an important factor.”
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime had found evidence that “interbank loans were funded by money that originated from drug trade and other illegal activities,” Costa was quoted as saying. There were “signs that some banks were rescued in that way.”
Profil said Costa declined to identify countries or banks which may have received drug money and gave no indication how much cash might be involved. He only said Austria was not on top of his list, Profil said.
January 10, 2009
Larry Flynt wants us to give the porn industry a five billion bailout. Why not? At least then a few of the bucks would benefit someone other than billionaires. But I’m not quite sure exactly what they are asking for.
A stimulus package?
An injection of cash?
Or do they distrust our currency and want to be showered with gold?
April 5, 2007
Feeding the hungry is now a crime. Just think what they would have done to a guy using a few loaves and fishes to feed thousands…
MIAMI (Reuters) – Police in Florida have arrested an activist for feeding the homeless in downtown Orlando.
Eric Montanez, 21, of the charity group Food Not Bombs, was charged with violating a controversial law against feeding large groups of destitute people in the city center, police said on Thursday.
Montanez was filmed by undercover officers on Wednesday as he served “30 unidentified persons food from a large pot utilizing a ladle,” according to an arrest affidavit. The Orlando area is home to Disney World and Universal Studios Florida.
Guess ladles will soon be classified as terrorist weapons, kind of like baking soda…
March 31, 2007
Some people think the reason WalMart spends so much money paying ex-CIA operatives to spy on its own employees on business trips is because WalMart wants to stop them from criticising the company.
But look a bit more closely and notice that WalMart is merely spying on heterosexuals who might be having sex with each other.
And notice that, at the very same time, WalMart is trying to push its same sex employees into sleeping in the same room with each other in cheap motels.
Isn’t it clear that WalMart is simply trying to use its spy network to promote the gay rights agenda, and push as many of its employees as possible into situations where they will be tempted into having gay sex?
Next time you see one of your right-wing Christian friends buying something at WalMart, let them know that they are supporting WalMart and its pro-homosexual agenda. They’ll be glad you did.
February 25, 2007
The Olduvai Gorge theori is that we all came from the Olduvai Gorge in Africa, and our civilization will (as we deplete our natural resources) decline until we again (at least those few of us who remain) live as our ancestors did…hunter-gatherers with no civilization.
A foremost proponent of the theory is Richard Duncan and here is his latest update:
The end of industrial civilization will commence between 2008 and 2012. Blackouts and brownouts will the the signal of the impending end. As petroleum declines, so will world population, until it reaches the earth’s carrying capacity (without oil) of about one billion people. We have six and a half billion people in the wiorkd now, and it will rise to nine billion…then everything caves in.
And there is nothing we can do to stop billions of people dying.
January 29, 2007
Some people don’t like Geogre Bush’s and the Neo-Liberals’ support for child abandonment:
From the women and children of Mexico….
…..to the people of the U.S.A.
Enforce Your Laws.
Close the United States Border to Illegal Migration.
Help us to Keep Our Husbands Home with our Families