Sunday, January 10, 2010

Big Dan's Big News Jan 10, 2010

Wall St. Vampires

Wall Street vampires: How one company made $1.8 billion by paying peanuts to human plasma donors, and then manipulated the market by restricting supply to the desperately ill.

Cerberus made 23 times its investment on human plasma. This was accomplished by the most savage, heartless means possible: by paying peanuts to impoverished human plasma donors, who increasingly come from Mexican border towns to blood-pumping stations set up on the American side, jacking up the price of plasma by restricting supply (a lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission accused Cerberus Plasma Holdings of “operat[ing] as an oligopoly”), and then selling the refined products to the most desperately ill—patients suffering from hemophilia, severe burns, multiple sclerosis and autoimmune deficiencies.

Cerberus Capital: Literally Blood-Sucking the Poor to Make Their Billions

Spitzer: Surprised WH Is Making “Definitive Statements About Geithner’s Involvement” In NY Fed/AIG Scandal

Obama Takes New Route to Opposing Parts of Laws

Domestic Drones Spying on America...I guess you're all "OK" with this, since I've seen no protests against it!

Domestic Espionage Alert: Spy Drone Discovered


Body Scanners at airports that can measure your penis and vagina, and now this van (below). You know what really frosts me about teabaggers? That they are against "big government" but don't protest "big government" spying on them.

The Savagery of Israel's attack on Gaza

Health officials in Israel are subjecting many female Ethiopian immigrants to a controversial long-term birth control drug in what Israeli women’s groups allege is a racist policy to reduce the number of black babies.

What You Didn't Know About The War

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