Monday, January 25, 2010

Big Dan's Big News Jan 25, 2010

"Kids for Cash" Judge Mark Ciavarella

Expert: Privacy helped judges, not kids

As questions were raised, Ciavarella remained quiet

The Luzerne County ongoing corruption probe page

The GREEN MILE - selling the justice system for CASH:

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Below: the wonders of the "MAGICAL CONSERVATIVE/LIBERTARIAN FREE MARKET", just like the Kids for Cash privatization/corporatization of juvenile jails (ironically, Ciavarella is a Democrat, but the privatization/corporatization of jails is most definitely a "free market conservative/libertarian" sentiment). Government restrictions are BAD! How dare the government restrict the amount of cash corporations can give politicians...or restrict the amount of time you can work like 8 hours a day and 40 hours a week...and how dare the government restrict children from working and earning a living!

If a picture's worth a thousand words, Lewis Hine was one of the most prolific writers in Industrial America. And yet he insisted that if he "could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug a camera."

During the first two decades of the 20th century, Hine used his 5-by-7-inch Graflex camera as a tool for social reform and his photography as a powerful force for shaping the national conscience. He portrayed the chaotic arrival of immigrants at Ellis Island, the meager existence of the working poor on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and the harsh working conditions of children in Pennsylvania's coal mines.
In the process, Hine established himself as America's first photojournalist and a champion of child labor laws in the United States. The Industrial Revolution brought great wealth, technological innovation and international prestige to the United States. But those achievements came at a price. Poverty, despair and disorder also emerged in a country that had been rapidly transformed by immigration, urbanization and industrial might.

Middle-class reformers, known as "progressives," launched a social justice movement to address the ills. Nothing disturbed the progressives more than the sight of children, sometimes as young as 8 years old, working long hours in dangerous and depressing factories, mills and coal mines.

Child labor was an emotional issue, not only because many businesses made large profits by exploiting children for extremely low wages but also because children were being deprived of an education that would allow them to better their life circumstances.

The tragic faces of child labor


We apologize in advance for the NY Magazine-style headline, but this is a report that has to be read by all Senators who are preparing to reconfirm Bernanke for a second term. When voting for the Chairman, be aware that all of America will now look at you as the perpetrators who are encouraging the greatest inter and intra-generational theft to continue, and as prescribed by Newton 3rd law, sooner or later, an appropriate reaction will come from the very same middle class that you are seeking to doom into a state of perpetual penury and a declining standard of living.

America spoke in Massachusetts, and will speak again very soon if you do not send the appropriate signal that you have heard its anger - Do Not Reconfirm Bernanke.

You have been warned.

We present Albert Edwards' latest in its complete form as it must be read by all unabridged and without commentary. These are not the deranged ramblings of a fringe blogger - this is a chief strategist for a major international bank.

Scandal: Albert Edwards Alleges Central Banks Were Complicit In Robbing The Middle Classes

Banks already finding ways around Obama financial reforms

Webster Tarpley: Mobilize Now to Oust Bernanke as Fed Chair


Writer compares doctors killing babies to troops killing civilians in illegal wars (finally! outing the hypocrites that are "pro-life" and "pro-war"):

You Can't Both Support the Troops and the Constitution

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