Congress push to relax US securities laws →
Proposals for the biggest relaxation of US securities laws in decades are being pushed forward in the US Senate. A hearing of the Senate banking committee will examine on Thursday a package of measures to encourage “capital formation” that has drawn White House support but which critics warn could hurt investors and make markets more opaque. The proposals, pushed by both Republicans and...
They gained notoriety for appearing onstage in bloodied butcher’s aprons over...– UGHHHHHHHH LE BUTCHERETTES UGHHHHHHHH also (via jawnita) lol “‘this French-Chilean singer’ who was ‘treating me like I was just an opening band’” can only be ana tijoux, who i shared a golf cart with at lollapalooza. she was on her phone the whole time and,...
Stalin's daughter who defected to US dies at 85 →
in the early years of the internet my time online was spent sitting at a desk that had once belonged to this woman. true story.
Embedded within “Buy Local” drives and other attempts to balkanize the economy,...– “Small Business Saturday”, Please Don’t Become “Buy Local”! “so, you guys playing, like, weddings, farmer’s markets around town?” (via dayan) this and my previous post are why i simply do not purchase anything at all, from anyone, ever
So, when you connect the dots, properly understood, what happened this week is...– The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy | Naomi Wolf | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk (via dayan)
marathonpacks: Black Friday and Consumerism as... →
marathonpacks: Another quick note, this one on the calendrical co-existence of Black Friday, the psychotic celebration of irresponsible capitalism on the day after Thanksgiving, and Occupy Wall Street, the two-month old social movement in which those tired of the vast imbalances of capitalism toward corporations… this
Rising chorus of boos greets Russia’s rulers →
“The governor of Chelyabinsk region has done much to develop hockey here.” The booing increased and Mr Antipov grinned sheepishly, but continued: “He is the head of the election list of United Russia party, let us all support the governor and united Russia!” At that, the booing reached a deafening crescendo. “Whoever wanted to hear it, heard it,” said the television announcer obliquely, as...
Captain Entropy: William S. Burroughs’ Great... →
captainentropy: Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 1986. Thanks for the wild turkey and the passenger pigeons, destined to be shit out through wholesome American guts. Thanks for a continent to despoil and poison. Thanks for Indians to provide a modicum of challenge and danger. Thanks for vast herds of bison to… all-time
If you're going to put up Christmas lights, don't...
paxamericana: Get this J. Crew, white icicle bullshit outta my neighborhood. also, if you do that stupid martha stewart thing where you put a single candle in every window, understand that this is tantamount to a written invitation to have your house firebombed. by me.
Malcolm Gladwell, Paid Booster for Bank of... →
According to the press release, BofA’s Bankapalooza rolled through Los Angeles, Dallas and D.C., and was held for the benefit of America’s small business owners, giving them an opportunity to have a bit of fun while learning about the important role that massively centralized financial institutions play in helping small businesses succeed. And central to that effort was Malcolm Gladwell...
The weather was surprisingly balmy so I put on a creamy white Dolce &...– Muffie Potter Aston—yes, Muffie Potter Aston—on the sartorial decisions that are helping her inch back into cream. Or, something. dear lord.
Cars could even become smarter than smartphones. They could automatically check...– Disruptions: For Teenagers, a Car or a Smartphone? - NYTimes.com (via iamdanw) Urgh. Slightly earlier in the article: “We are not looking at this to ask how we can get teens to buy a car versus an iPhone,” said K. Venkatesh Prasad, senior technical leader of open innovation at Ford. “Instead,...
Putin is booed at martial arts fight →
Following the fight, which was broadcast live across Russia, Mr Putin went into the centre of the ring with a microphone to congratulate the winner, Russian fighter Fyodor Yemelyanenko. “Dear friends, today all lovers of martial arts, and ultimate fighting have a great celebration…”, he began. Almost immediately, however, his words were drowned out in a chorus of loud boos and whistles from...
Honduras: America's great foreign policy disgrace →
not sure about “great” most underrated, maybe
US Occupy: officers in pepper spray incident... →
Charles J. Kelly, a former Baltimore Police Department lieutenant who wrote the department’s use of force guidelines, said pepper spray is a “compliance tool” that can be used on subjects who do not resist, and is preferable to simply lifting protesters. “When you start picking up human bodies, you risk hurting them,” Kelly said. “Bodies don’t have...
pepper spray the pigs
relatedly, i wonder how many OWSers are aware of what sits beneath the building just a couple blocks away. somebody should tell them.
incidentally i don’t know why it took me until tonight to realize that zucotti park is where i took this photo two summers ago, sitting having lunch, wondering about the building i was looking up at, googling it on my phone and learning about “the mad bomber” sam melville
i miss the old henry [excerpt from big ugly...
I was there to take down the names of people who were arrested… As I’m standing...– Retired New York Supreme Court Judge Karen Smith, working as a legal observer after the raids on Zucotti Park this Tuesday, via Paramilitary Policing of Occupy Wall Street: Excessive Use of Force amidst the New Military Urbanism (via seriouslyamerica) cops are awesome
so glad i don't live in one of those repressive,...
ashponders: superdiscochino: bc that would suck I think PPH means neo-liberal, right? the hyphen should really be an endash; i mean for the non to modify the phrase “liberal democratic” in full. the sarcastic implication being that our liberal democratic society is non-repressive and non-totalitarian. which it is, right? p.s.,
so glad i don't live in one of those repressive,...
bc that would suck
US court verdict 'huge blow' to privacy, says... →
The petitioners argued that the order suppressed their right to free speech and that their internet protocol addresses should be considered private information. They also argued the demand for information was too broad and unrelated to WikiLeaks. Judge Liam O’Grady disagreed. In his opinion, “the information sought was clearly material to establishing key facts related to an...
Bleak Portrait of Poverty Is Off the Mark, Experts... →
it’s really not so bad!