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Economy: Worse Before Better in 2010

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), epic measures by the American Government to salvage its gasping economy and related industries should indeed bear fruit, but things will get worse before they get better. Continue reading

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Morgan Stanley Raises Exec Salaries

We should be saying: “Your choice… our compensation plan or the highway. If you seek a life-style more in keeping with your station, go ahead–prove your bloodline somewhere and ascend to the throne. Short of that, you’ll still have to move on, but we demand two-week’s notice.” Continue reading

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Wells Fargo: SubPrime “Ghetto Loans” to “Mud People”

NY Times reporter Matt Roth writes that Wells Fargo intentionally steered minority applicants toward Sub Prime loans as a matter of policy.  Other than the NYT article and Raw Story’s link to it, I’ve seen little of this in trad/cable … Continue reading

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Homelessness: The Widening Chasm

As charitable organizations and homeless shelters struggle to accommodate skyrocketing need with resources dramatically cut and donations down, more families find they must fare for themselves. Continue reading

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Citigroup’s P(Bandit) Gets $10 Million Bonus

These big bank sonsofbitches are criminals. If they say they can’t survive without their ridiculously insulting, inflated compensation packages, fire the bastards. We own them now. Renegotiate, dammit! Turn their mansions into shelters. Put these pricks in tents. Let them rub elbows with those they robbed to amass their fortunes. Continue reading

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Stewart v. Kramer (Ouch!)

I missed the live broadcast of the Daily Show Friday night but watched it Saturday afternoon via Huffpo. Fist, kudos to Kramer for showing up.  Jon Stewart was clearly vexed by comments Kramer had made on Joe Blow Scarborough’s (and … Continue reading

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America: Outa’ Work, Outa’ Luck, Outa’ Time?

All those years of Bush-buried bad news, focusing on housing starts and mortgage sales propped up by liar loans encouraged by under regulated banks that once pushed the market to unprecedented highs ended abruptly when the house of cards collapsed. And now, the truth hurts. Continue reading

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Dow Sputters Below 7000 Mark

As I mentioned, last week I met with my financial adviser and predictably, the news was bad: essentially a 50% loss across the board. The Dow was flirting with the low 8000s and I asked, “What do you think–is it going to go under 7,000?” “I hope not,” he replied. “I’d hate to see it go there–the emotional reaction would be tough.” Today, it happened. Continue reading

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CSPAN: Tavis Smiley’s “State of the Black Union” 2009

Yesterday I saw part of C-SPAN’s coverage of radio and TV personality Tavis Smiley’s panel discussion on the “State of the Black Union,” and it id didn’t disappoint. Featuring a well-selected panel of experts, the exchange was spirited and detailed. Continue reading

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UPDATE: Living Hope Tabernacle Still Getting Evicted

BREAKING NEWS: Living Hope Tabernacle, Columbus, IN–Eviction is ON! I wrote February 2 about Living Hope Tabernacle, in Columbus, IN,  a church that faced eviction in part for opening its doors to the homeless. I noticed a spike in traffic … Continue reading

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