what happened in Iceland should be happening in america

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AFTER THE PRIVATIZATION of Iceland’s banking sector, pri­vate bankers bor­rowed $3,500,000,000 in 2000. This was ten times the size of the tiny nation’s economy! This cre­ated an im­me­diate eco­nomic “bubble” that had two ef­fects: a few wealthy people be­came ex­ceed­ingly wealthy people, and it left Ice­land on the verge of bankruptcy. [Continue reading]

it’s our job to do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again!

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EVERYWHERE I TURN, whether in con­ver­sa­tion, via emails from my Re­pub­lican con­tacts, and es­pe­cially on the in­ternet, I hear people “quoting” then Sec­re­tary of State Hillary Clinton to the ef­fect that she said that the raid deaths reason what­ever in Beng­hazi “didn’t matter” or “doesn’t matter.” [Continue reading]

looks like we will be needing more snowdens

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FROM TODAY’S SEATTLE TIMES (July 19, 2013) and a piece ti­tled “U.S. Of­fi­cials says NSA taking steps to stop leaks” (page A2): an AP ar­ticle ac­knowl­edges that “The in­for­ma­tion re­vealed [by Ed­ward Snowden] that the agency was gath­ering mil­lions of US phone records and in­ter­cepting some US In­ternet traffic.” [Continue reading]