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Income Inequality Will End in Revolution, Taxes, or War.

PAUL TUDOR JONES: Income inequality will end in revolution, taxes, or war.

Legendary hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones II gave a dire warning about the growing gap between the rich and the poor in the US during a sold out TED Talk in Canada this week. 

"Now here's a macro forecast that's easy to make and that's that the gap between the wealthiest and the poorest it will get closed. History always does it. It typically happens in one of three ways– either through revolution, higher taxes or wars. None of those are on my bucket list," PTJ said, according to a video of the event viewed by Business Insider.


Over the last several decades, however, there's been a shift. 

Tudor Jones continued: "I've seen a lot of crazy things in markets ... And unfortunately, I'm sad to report that right now we might be on the grips of certainly one of the most disastrous certainly in my career." 

According to Tudor Jones, the problem has to do with how companies nowadays derive their value from profits, quarterly earnings, and their stock price. 

"It's like we've ripped the humanity out of our companies," he said, explaining that we don't value people based on their monthly income or credit score. "We have this double standard when it comes to the way we value businesses. You know what? It's threatening the very underpinnings of our society." 

Right now, corporate profits in the US are at all-time highs. This, he said, is increasing income inequality.

"Higher profit margins do not increase societal wealth. What they actually do is exacerbate income inequality, and that's not a good thing." 

He explained that if the top 10% of American families own 90% of the stocks, then they will take a greater share of those corporate profits and there's less wealth for the rest of society.

Link: http://www.businessinsider.com/paul-tudor-jones-on-inequality-2015-3

Rick Scott's 'climate change' ban claims its first victim.

Washington, DC — A Florida state employee is in hot water for speaking about climate change at an official meeting and keeping notes of that discussion in official minutes, according to a complaint filed today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). In response, his superiors at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued him a letter of reprimand, ordered him to take two days leave and then told him not to return until he had medical clearance of his fitness for duty.

Barton Bibler is a long-time DEP employee who now serves as Land Management Plan Coordinator in its Division of State Lands. He attended a Florida Coastal Managers Forum on February 27, 2015 at which climate change and sea-level rise were discussed among a mix of public attendees. Mr. Bibler’s official notes on this meeting reflected all of that discussion. He was directed to remove any hot button issues, especially explicit references to climate change, and then was given a letter of reprimand for supposedly misrepresenting that the “official meeting agenda included climate change.”

As he was given the reprimand on March 9th, Mr. Bibler was told to not return to work for two days which would be charged against his personal leave time. Two days later he received a “Medical Release Form” requiring that his doctor supply the DEP with an evaluation of unspecified “medical condition and behavior” issues before being allowed to return to work.

“Bart Bibler has fallen through a professional looking glass in a Florida where the words ‘climate change’ may not be uttered, or even worse, written down,” stated Florida PEER Director Jerry Phillips, a former DEP attorney, pointing out that Bart Bibler has no idea whether he will ever be allowed to return to work. “If anyone needs mental health screening it is Governor Rick Scott and other officials telling state workers to pretend that climate change and sea-level rise do not exist.”

Link: http://www.peer.org/news/news-releases/2015/03/18/scott%E2%80%99s-climate-change-gag-order-claims-a-victim/

And they're forcing the employee to take a mental exam??! GTFOHWTBS. Fascists gonna fascist.

SAE frat held an MLK Day party.

Jesus Christ.


“If Giuliani is the nominee, we’re going to hammer him with ads, and it’s going to be easy because the issue is simple: He’s a draft dodger,” says Jon Soltz, an Iraq vet who served as a captain and runs VoteVets.org, a left-leaning version of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. “Giuliani gets a zero-zero,” says General Wesley Clark, an adviser to the group. “He wasn’t willing to risk his life for his country, and he has no relevant experience that’s in any way useful to be commander-in-chief. He hosted the U.N. and had a large police force.”

Link: http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/30661/

Look, I could care less if someone chose to dodge the draft, it was way before my time anyway. But FUCK THESE HYPOCRITICAL NEOCON CHICKENHAWKS beating the war drums to send others to war while having the audacity to try and think they can take the moral high ground on who "loves America". These so called 'America-lovers' are the same ones offshoring their money and outsourcing jobs. Giuliani is a ghoul!

Does FOX News fund terrorism?

I was reading this article titled 'Pre-9/11 Ties Haunt Saudis as New Accusations Surface' and in it states, speaking about Al Qaeda donors: "A third prominent name Mr. Moussaoui listed was Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a fabulously wealthy investor who whose television channels air racy music videos and who employs men and women side by side in his offices". A quick google search shows that Prince Alwaleed is the 2nd largest shareholder of NewsCorp behind the Murdoch family. Now, the Prince didn't take stock until 2008 I believe, but is still accused of donating millions to Al Qaeda in the 80s and 90s, and possibly even still to this day(?)

Of course he denies the accusation by pointing out that Moussaoui was deemed criminally insane (even though he helped strategically plan 9/11), but that is obviously what one would say when denying such allegations, and it seems no one is really following his or the Saudi's money (Didn't Bush even fly Saudi's out on 9/11?). Could it be possible that every advertiser that runs commercials on FOXNews which makes shareholders richer is unknowingly funding terrorism, or am I over-thinking this? Also, pretty crazy to think 2 foreign media moguls, an Australian and a Saudi Prince, teamed up in 2008 to make money bashing the US President while the so-called 'patriots' (pinheads) sit on their couches making money for foreigners to bash the Prez 24/7.

Ummm....Gov. Bobby Jindal's official portrait revealed.


Nailed it!


Did George W. Bush paint this?

Breaking: Unemployment applications drop to lowest level since April 2000

BREAKING: Unemployment aid applications drop 43,000 to a seasonally adjusted 265,000, lowest level since April 2000: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/832bb71ede834992b301beaa92d32cfa/us-unemployment-benefit-applications-plunge-15-year-low

"Let Me Start Over" Ted Cruz SOTU Rebuttal

Press Play.


Oscar for Best Pic is 'American Sniper' vs. 'Selma'.

That is effed up on so many levels.

Yes, of course Hillary is running in 2016

No need to keep speculating, it's happening. (Besides the fact she's already fundraising)

White House Adviser John Podesta to Join Emerging Hillary Clinton Campaign.

Move Is Another Indication Clinton Is Working Toward Launching 2016 Presidential Bid

John Podesta, a top White House adviser, will take on a senior advisory role in Hillary Clinton’s emerging presidential bid after he leaves the administration in February, three people familiar with the matter said. The move is one of the most definitive signs yet that Mrs. Clinton is building the apparatus to launch a 2016 campaign.

Link: http://www.wsj.com/articles/white-house-adviser-podesta-to-join-emerging-hillary-clinton-campaign-1421184262
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