I am ceaselessly amazed at our media’s coverage of any news about or from Russia. The Olympics was a Putin-bash for our media owners and the pro-Pussy Riot news was amazing considering that these women would be beaten to death or shot if they did here, what they do in Russia. Naturally, the US media goes to Pussy Riot for economic information about Russia and loves to think that Russia is about to collapse. Ukraine’s East Invasion Stalls, Troops Pull Back is a headline at Antiwar.com but not in US media, of course. Here is a typical example: Russia Economy Worsens Even Before Sanctions Hit – NYTimes.com
The US kidnapping and prosecution of Muslims at GITMO continues to unravel as the military and the CIA which are now both one and the same with the evil war criminal, Panetta at the helm and with Mossad behind the scenes pulling strings with AIPAC’s vast assistance, has turned the kangaroo trials in Cuba into a global laughing stock charade. Continue reading →
$155 million Picasso painting which is very simple and rather stupid. But famous!
Nearly all of the top US media outlets are owned by rich billionaires. So we get Billionaire News like Bloomberg News or the NYT or WP or all the Murdoch outlets plus all the major TV stations. They quietly kill any news that might harm their super-rich status. The latest news to be blacked out here in the US is the story broken by a Washington, DC group of investigators. They pried into the private stashes of the super rich that are parked in ‘banks’ on islands owned by the Queen of England. Continue reading →
The US gets yet another ‘Treasury Secretary’ but this is virtually a non-existent office, eaten away since 1912 until it is a mere ghost of itself. It controls virtually nothing anymore and more often than not it has become the parking place for Wall Street offshore bankers who have systematically destroyed this once-important office. Our own Founding Fathers considered the power of the Treasurer to be but just one step below the President. Now, it is a ceremonial office for the people it was once designed to control, the Big Foreign Bankers. Continue reading →