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Bookmarking for later, thanks! n/t

Posted by slipslidingaway | Tue Nov 24, 2015, 11:53 PM (0 replies)

kick - FAIR: according to @WSJ: $18 trillion. Actual cost of Sanders' programs: -$2 trillion

to find later

Posted by slipslidingaway | Thu Sep 17, 2015, 11:09 PM (0 replies)

UBS and Obama ...

people can google this for themselves, believe I posted about this back in 2009.

There is a reason why some say there is no difference between an "D" and an "R"

Both parties are beholding to the rich corporate masters on some level, to say that the big money only plays one side of the political coin means they might not always have both eyes open ... trying to be diplomatic


"But UBS stands alone in one rather formidable respect-it was the defendant in the largest offshore tax evasion case in U.S. history, accused of helping wealthy Americans hide their income in secret offshore accounts. To settle a massive investigation, UBS forked over $780 million to the US treasury. This settlement came shortly before Wolf rounded out Obama's golfing party. Given this rather problematical situation, why then would the President choose UBS's Wolf of all people for this honor?

Wolf declined a request for an interview about his relationship with the President, so it was not possible to pose that question to him. This hardly matters, though, for the story goes far beyond Wolf and UBS. It involves Republicans as well as Democrats, the Bush Administration as well as Obama's. More importantly, behind the trivialized golf outing on Martha's Vineyard, lie the interests that increasingly set the course for every administration.


When most people criticize those aspects of government that seem most impervious to the democratic process, they cite the permanency and perceived self-interest of the mandarins of the Washington bureaucracy. But when it comes to real power, an ability to come out ahead no matter which party is in power, it's hard to top certain financial institutions.

UBS is very much a part of that permanent government. Though not a household name in the United States, UBS is a major player in the Beltway game. During the 2008 campaign, while Robert Wolf was courting Democratic hopeful Obama, his UBS cohort, former Senator Phil Gramm, was working the other side of the street. As chairman of the Senate Banking Committee in the 1990s, Gramm, a corporate-friendly Texas Republican, played a key role in the deregulation of the banking industry, an act so central to the nation's financial collapse. Since 2002, Gramm has been UBS Americas' vice chairman. In 2008, he was the leading economics adviser for Obama's opponent, John McCain- and even touted as a possible treasury secretary in a McCain administration.

The bottom line: UBS hedged its bets, and so had an inside track no matter which party took the White House. Thus, when Obama won, it was Wolf who ascended. The new president named the banker-donor to his White House Economic Advisory Board..."

more at link

Posted by slipslidingaway | Sun Sep 13, 2015, 11:16 PM (0 replies)

There was a spontaneous protest at a non-Sanders event and then there was a planned "protest"

at a Clinton event that was published in advance and for which the protestors were too late to clear security.

Call it dishonest or whatever name you want, but they are not the same.

Posted by slipslidingaway | Wed Aug 19, 2015, 09:58 PM (0 replies)

^^^^^^^^^^^^ n/t

Posted by slipslidingaway | Wed Aug 19, 2015, 09:34 PM (0 replies)

No, I think what has been claimed and documented is that the 'disruption' was published in advance,

and that the activists did not allow enough time to clear the security detail which surrounds a former First Lady.

One has to wonder if someone really wants to disrupt an event why speak to a media outlet in advance, have them write a story and then have BLM Boston put it on twitter hours before the event?

And then on top of that arrive late?

Posted by slipslidingaway | Tue Aug 18, 2015, 12:21 AM (0 replies)

Implying that Sanders is an AOWM " ...even the arrogant old white men have to face reality..."

great way to continue a discussion.

Posted by slipslidingaway | Mon Aug 17, 2015, 06:36 PM (1 replies)

Advance warning of a planned disruption, note the times below ...

and then the activists were late so they could not get in to the main event.

#BlackLivesMatter Activists Plan to Disrupt Hillary Clinton Event

By Jamil Smith @JamilSmith

Her Keene, NH community forum will focus on substance abuse.

12:02 PM - 11 Aug 2015



"Tuesday, August 11

-10:00AM: Hillary Clinton will attend a town hall meeting at River Valley Community College in Claremont, NH

-2:30PM: Hillary Clinton will hold a community forum on substance abuse at Keene Middle School in Keene, NH"
Posted by slipslidingaway | Sun Aug 16, 2015, 11:47 PM (1 replies)

#BlackLivesMatter Activists Plan to Disrupt Hillary Clinton Event


"BlackLivesMatterBOS retweeted

Jamil Smith ‏@JamilSmith Aug 11

#BlackLivesMatter protesters plan to disrupt a Hillary Clinton event in Keene, NH today. My @tnr exclusive report. http://on.tnr.com/1IWU6CR

12:02 PM - 11 Aug 2015 Details"

Followed from this post in LBN that was locked and I had recommended.

Clinton Campaign Shuts Down Black Lives Matter Protest



Posted by slipslidingaway | Sun Aug 16, 2015, 11:18 PM (0 replies)

Home again, home again for a long weekend ...

after two plus months in NYC we are home for three nights and it feels so good!

My sister and angel, who lives in the UK, planned to stop by for several days and as the doc was stretching out visits it worked our well. We are taking advantage of this moment in time.

Health care costs in the UK and the world cannot even be discussed, the US is so far behind! WTF are we thinking and doing in that respect, being stupid and lacking compassion comes to mind, but that is a whole different topic!

Relapse sucks, having a second allogeneic transplant is not for the faint of heart. Google is not your friend, the word curative is dismissed when discussing a second allo transplant. Hoping to be in that in small percentage that moves forward, hope becomes a favorite word in the cancer arena. All that being said my husband has a strong will and is doing well. They did detect a certain mutation, FTL 3, which makes things more complicated as the cancer is more aggressive.

Choices are an insurance policy with a drug Nexavar, which is FDA approved, that could cause could low counts and liver problems. The other choice is to hope that a second transplant, from the same donor, will wipe out any leukemia cells.

Still on the roller coaster of life and wishing all a safe journey.

But what a long strange trip it has been!

Posted by slipslidingaway | Fri Feb 27, 2015, 02:08 AM (0 replies)
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