Rand Paul’s Message to Obama: Don’t Drone Me Bro
by Medea Benjamin
[Benjamin comments on how Rand Paul brought up the question that if drones had existed back in the tumultuous anti-Vietnam War 60’s and 70’s, would Jane Fonda and students at Kent State college have been droned or threatened with droning for treason with their protests? He warns that the threshold of defining the enemy may become so lowered that “free speech and assembly” could become regarded as dangerous insurgency.] Read more about Libby’s Political Stew: Drones, Rand Paul, Brennan, Jane Fonda
Thanksgiving seems an appropriate time to inventory the crony capitalism cornucopia of the ruling class elite of America.
Here is a generous collection of excerpts from articles commenting on the obscene proliferation of wealth among the top one percent of America -- comments about the rising tide that is lifting their boats (more accurately gigayachts!) and the quicksand they are leaving behind for the rest of us!
Elizabeth Zimmermann in June 2010:
According to a recent study issued by the Boston Consulting Group, the rich are getting richer worldwide despite the deepest financial and economic crisis since the 1930s.