6813/NYT) Blasts Obama Dragnet Bush Surveillance State Tactics, Maybe Elites Will realize that we are all at risk of being spied upon?-Was the Gulf of Mexico Sacrificed for Three Full Months to Protect BP's Billions? BuzzFlash/Pitt makes a case for hecklers as a part of American democracy: "If you're going to step to a microphone or stand upon a stage to espouse a position, you'd better be prepared to hear from the people, whether you want to or not-Wolff The contradictory history and results of the first 150 years of modern socialism provide key lessons for a successful socialism in the 21st century-Bohling, during Google’s annual shareholder meeting, investors and public interest groups called for the company to disclose its political spending and end its membership in the US Chamber of Commerce-Let's Redeem President Obama's War on Terror Reform Speech Naiman, Truthout/DREAMers, the children of undocumented immigrants who were brought to America through no fault of their own. Last year, these children would have legal protection from deportation, the House of Representatives voted to reverse the President's policy. It's hard to believe that our lawmakers could be so heartless, but it happened: 224 House members, including nearly every Republican, voted to resume the deportation of the DREAMers/Letterman's Epic Rant Against Fracking Liberals Unite/Cheney made sure that the EPA couldn't touch fracking while still VP-made it so he can never be held responsible-is arguably a war criminal, and a war profiteer and an oil man - BING! an unholy trifecta if there ever were one - he is still just a man, yes, a man with a bad heart in more ways than one, but what a man does, can be undone by man. So all of us, let's undo the shi* this heartless mofo has done-Booker formally joins NJ Senate race-Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) toxins are linked to leukemia and anemia. Research shows toxic effects at the lowest dose tested. digitaljournal-fb/
6713/BO has lost all credibility! Might as well just resign now and slip away into the night, The alternative, of course, is to hang around claiming no knowledge of what is going on, then face IMPEACHMENT after the 2014 elections !-hoping you would just slip away into your cess pool you born loser-Despite the whinings of you and your ilk....his credibility is in fact just fine.ybac/Dodd Frank would have stopped the manipulation, but the Republicans are in theJEWS pocket, Quote..."They didn't want to hurt the bank's profits." Throw retail under the bus so a few uneducated, sweaty, #$%$-smelling JOOpigs could make billions, and use some off it to pay off the SEC ygs/It would have to be from Rust Belt sheethole state brain dead_repub issa has a GED, and a Felony rap-She didn't quit, she finished her speech. THE DEFINITION OF QUIT, sarah palin. cant spell democrat without_ratshe handled the heckler right, she let the audience decide who they wanted to listen too, they ran the heckler out, Since when do you need qualifications to be in the senate?-george "The Loser" bush had big business qualifications, previous political qualifications as texas gov, and generations of family political experience and he still was responsible for creating the Largest Economic Downturn since the Great Depression-yhal/Faux news drums up scandals on Obama that were started during the 8 year G W Bush regime American nightmare, G W Bush sent 4000 kids to die and wasted trillions of borrowed US tax dollars on Exxon Iraqi oil occupation!ybac/Napolitano is a FOX news clown and has no jurisdiction over anything-YouTube telephone interview with Iowa abortion opponent Dave Leach that reopening the clinic was "a shame and a disgrace" and risky for the new operator. To walk in there and reopen a clinic, a murder mill where a man was stopped, is almost like putting a target on your back saying, 'Well, let's see if you can shoot me,'" Roeder said serving a life sentence for shooting Tiller to death at a church in 2009, said in an April imprisoned for killing Kansas late term abortion provider Dr. George Tiller will be penalized for trying to intimidate a woman who reopened Tiller's clinic, will spend 45 days alone in his cell for 23 hours a day, with one hour in the prison yard for exercise, and will have reduced privileges for another 60 days, Kansas Department of Corrections-would have made Verizon order illegal, Obama co sponsored legislation when he was a member of the Senate that would have banned the mass collection of phone records that his administration is now engaged in. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Chuck Hagel, Larry Craig (R-Idaho), would have amended the Patriot Act to require that the government have "specific and articulable facts" to show that a person is an "agent of a foreign power" before seizing their phone records 2005, but never received a vote, top members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said they were aware of the NSA surveillance program and that it has been going on for years- to collect any business records "relevant" to terrorism-FISA Court DOES NOT REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT- investigation-despite Republican attempts to trash the constitution), is still an independent branch of our government-left has always been against the Patriot Act. YOU wanted it, YOU got it, now suck it up big boy. You got just what you deserve-libbies love it now. Such a feeble minded group. Obama not only embraced it but double downed on it. An incredible phoney and I'll admit that I never figured him for such hypocracy-he Patriot Act they threw out the fourth amendment Protection from unreasonable search and seizure. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. to the constitution and now they want to pull the drapes. Back then, progressive Democrats were the only dissenters-Manning, who spilled the beans on the US blowing away of unarmed Iraqi journalists and released thousands of low-level cable messages, has been charged by the US government with thereby being a traitor, giving aid and comfort to the enemy. It is not clear which enemy benefited from the catty remarks in some embassy cables, or how exactly their revelation harmed national security-FISA warrant that required renewal four times per year.(IOW this thing has come up for renewal 27 times already.) Bush pulled most of Congress' security clearances (only the speaker, senate majority leader, minority leaders in both houses and members of the intelligence committees are still cleared) and because this warrant is so highly classified, my bet is the leaker is someone on an intelligence committee with significant animus toward the president and who will not run for reelection so he or she has nothing to lose by being unmasked. BatshitCrazy Bachmann be the NSA leak? meets all three-rbg/Information Awareness Office (IAO) was established by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in January 2002 to bring together several DARPA projects focused on applying surveillance and information technology-Do you actually think that with an ever increasing budget, the CIA and other agencies are operating any differently than they have in the past? Military Intelligence Program) in fiscal year 2010 was $53.1 billion, disclosure required under a recent law implementing recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. This figure is up from $49.8 billion in 2009, $47.5 billion in 2008, $43.5 billion in 2007, and $40.9 billion in 2006-Civil liberties groups warned that the PAA's vague requirements and lack of oversight would give the government a green light to seek indiscriminate access to the private communications of Americans. They predicted that the government would claim that they needed unfettered access to domestic communications to be sure they had gotten all relevant information about suspected terrorists. It now appears that this is exactly what the government did rbn/63 percent of registered American voters believe in at least one political conspiracy theory, according to a recent poll conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University that, in a country perennially employing tens of thousands of top-secret covert operatives, homicide trained assassins and “special forces” enthusiasts, no one has any reason to suspect that any event involving some kind of death or mayhem was ever engineered on an organized basis, if you don’t know that John Wilkes Booth had accomplices in the death of Abraham Lincoln, you would judge as bonkers a statement that at least one American president was in fact killed by a conspiracy.-peoples of the world are likewise asking themselves: Where are the "good" Americans? Well, there are some good Americans. They are getting prosecuted for protesting against and resisting illegal U.S. military interventions and war crimes around the world. Private Bradley Manning is America's equivalent to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Vaclav Havel, Andrei Sakharov, Wei Jingsheng, Aung San Suu Kyi, and others. He is the archetypal American Hero whom we should be bringing into our schools and teaching our children to emulate, not those wholesale purveyors of gratuitous violence and bloodshed adulated by the U.S. government, America's financial power elite, the mainstream corporate news media, and its interlocked entertainment industry. in international legal terms, the United States government itself should now be viewed as constituting an ongoing criminal conspiracy under international criminal law in violation of the Nuremberg Charter, the Nuremberg Judgment, and the Nuremberg Principles, because of its formulation and undertaking of serial wars of aggression, crimes against peace, crimes against humanity, and war crimes that are legally akin to those perpetrated by the former Nazi regime in Germany-NEWTOWN NOT CAUSE OF INVESTIGATION, license revoked, gunshop was on their radar dating back to the brewery dist mass murders & then the gun purchases from nancy lanza...it was then revealed that stolen firepower from the same shop was not reported found until 6 days after, One of the issues with the gun store is that they did a shitty job tracking inventory, one incident, they lost 12 guns and didn't even know it until the cops told them. In 2007, they lost 33 guns- though officials have acknowledged that the Bushmaster that Lanza used was purchased legally", overreach by big brutha-uʍop ǝpısdn uʍoɹɟ ʇɐɥʇ uɹnʇ-w 4488-huh Typical Libroid, politicizing the deaths of American troops. Get some new material Fatima, Go back to your cave in Afghanistan- still a well decorated and well written paper to be sure but since like most laws of the land the constitution seems to apply only to the lower classes and then only the parts that are decided on by those who have been exempted or have exempted themselves one might ask the question on educating themselves of why bother? doesn't take much knowledge for conversation and for the massive majority of the people that is pretty much about the only place the education might help them or be of some worth-This Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013 lets chemical firms keep their customer list secret, along with the identity of those customers (Such as agriculture businesses, food processors, tobacco and cotton industry, etc.). They can keep their suppliers secret. The Dows and DuPonts, et al, are very modest about publicizing the extent of their business. Chemical firms can also keep secret the uses of chemicals, even on tobacco, and the names of chemicals used. More whistle blowers are needed. Act will allow doctors and nurses to learn about a chemical if they can make the case that it's part of a patient's diagnosis or treatment but there's a gag rule on them. It's like the gag on doctors who cannot reveal trade secret industrial chemicals in fracking cases. How can a patient, or his-her attorney, know what industrial chemical interest to sue if that chemical isn't revealed? But isn't that the real point of the gag rules? This Act lets the manufacturers test their own chemicals. (And burglars should be allowed to investigate their own break-ins, CSIA seems to overturn the insane 2004 US cancellation of Customs-Department of Agriculture checking import tobacco for dangerous or illegal pesticides, but that's not stated specifically. commondreams-aibafs/ President G W Bush ! The most Ignorant Retardican President in US history, Thank Zeus Obama was here to stabilize the GOP deregulation of bank criminals depression-Hey freaky, it was Clinton that repealed Glass-Steagall which set the framework for the great Dodd-Frank receession in '08. Obama's anti-capitalist, redistributionist policies have only hndered the economic recovery. ybac/Targeted By the IRS! victims speak out on the scandal. They reveal how they were affected and what D.C. needs to do now to fix the problem Hannity'-MSNBC Host: GOP Using IRS Scandal for 'War Against Black Man in White House'/Factor: Why Won't Jesse Ventura Drop Lawsuit Against Slain SEAL Chris Kyle? - Top GOP Senator's Ominous Claim: 'World Is About to Blow Up' fni /bag of onions, cathy hunt full frontal pill addiction, on mohr six million listeners per day/ uwa finally takes a stand against arch and patriot coal,cornered, rummy, dogs don't bark at parked cars, defends himself for 4000 us dead in iraq, blames kennith, un, world intelligence, kerry, clinton, adding context, 4 people kelled, bama inattentive at best, caller calls rummy arogant, condesending at best, bobby kennedy assassnated 45 yr ago today, on geraldo/francis upset with popehood, staying at vatican hotel. putin marriage on the rocks for 3 yrs, on imus/
6613/hope with dope tctw/Lindsey Graham ‘glad’ NSA tracking phones defending the National Security Agency’s reported collection of millions of Americans’ phone calls, @politico-Republicans Refuse to Investigate the Illegal Activities of the Kochs and John Boehner politicususa GOP would rather scapegoat Dems than lock up their criminal paymasters. tw/plain and simple, Stock Market is dope adicted to FED´QE doping program, Like Lars Armstrong-The only ones complaining and whining are people like you. People who put skin in the game and made money are not whining. About Lance Armstrong?? He did nothing wrong, and is a winner in my books. All the other competitors who competed with Armstrong were also doped, but they still could not win. So why should Armstrong be penalized?? For winning?? Give it a rest!-that´s the american way-hOW CAN us HIDE THIS FACT ANY LONGER?-mini hidden bailouts? ybac/the last 4 years institutional investors have come to own between 10,000 and 11,000 homes in Maricopa County. This not a very large number. Remember that in March 2009 we had over 10,000 foreclosure notices in a single month. That was a major event. But an inventory of 11,000 rental homes is not big enough to impact the overall market in any major way. It represents less than 1% of the housing stock. It represents less than 1.5 months of sales. If all of these homes were to be dumped onto the market at once through ARMLS it would theoretically increase the active listings from 19,400 to about 30,000. This is still less than what would be considered sufficient for a balanced supply, which would be about 33,000 to 35,000 for ARMLS as a whole. So we would still have a supply shortfall, not a glut-what's next for the new hedge funds owning residential rental properties en masse? My question is..what will trigger the hedge funds to dump the real estate? Will they simply look to flip the property to the hapless renters in lousy lease to own schemes when big repairs come due or they hit market limits for rent prices? Or will they try to sell their blocks of rental properties when most profitable by persuading government to use it to house low income people? I'm sure they have some stinking end game-It seems entirely wrong that the Fed bailed out big banks and made money excessively cheap for institutions, and that this is being used to price ordinary people out of the housing market. Said another way, the Fed prints fake money out of thin air, and some companies use that same money to buy real things like houses and then rent them out to real people trying to live real lives. Precisely. Can't see this ending well-Often the properties are RE-Leased to their previous owners post a short sale by their bank. All the while the taxpayer is providing the easy money for the large institutions to "grease the machine" and profit on the foreclosed homeowner. TOO BIG TO FAIL, TOO BIG TO JAIL . sa/9 Million Americans Can Still Refinance: declined in recent weeks amid higher rates, but there is still significant volume up ahead. TheStreet/I'm not signing the petition to re instate FMNA to private investors and relinquish it from conservatorship.The way things are going I could see the Obama administration using the list to identify potential wealthy anti government control americans and spy on us...all in the name of protection. bama administration uses list to spy on Americans, media, phone records of private citizens, and the IRS. not to mention the fact that drones are flying over head right now yfnm/ Calderon did not return a message left on his cellphone. His spokesman, Rocky Rushing, said he could not comment raid at the Capitol recalled the so-called "Shrimpscam" investigation in 1985, in which federal agents went undercover and posed as representatives of a phony shrimp-processing company. Five lawmakers went to prison for taking bribes in the FBI sting operation, "I have a sense that they're on a witch hunt," doj targets, a Democrat, as "a bait and switch" to mute congressional Republicans' outcry over recent disclosures, including that the department obtained telephone records from AP reporters and editors and private emails from a Fox News correspondent. 100 percent cooperative with any investigation, warrants were being served as lawmakers who are part of the 23 member Latino caucus held an event with reporters at the Capitol to discuss the group's legislative priorities csm/It remained unclear as Wednesday afternoon came to a close exactly how many additional legislators could be interviewed by the FBI. None of the senators whose names were being bandied about had been contacted by federal authorities-Shot senior graduation, This teen, shot in the head at a party two months ago, recovered in time for prom-a "culture of waste" Pope: wasting food is like stealing from poor anthroblogogy/KARL: Jay, of course, the president said that use of chemical weapons in Syria is a red line, a game changer. Now, with more evidence that chemical weapons were used in Syria, what is the president going to do about it?-bama today slammed Senate Republicans who he says have "cynically used Senate rules and procedures to delay and even block qualified nominees," as he made an unusually public point of nominating three judges to serve on the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. "This is not about principled opposition; this is about political obstruction- abc/Manning, the Army private being court-martialed for exposing information on the Internet, has begun, and for the most part, the government couldn't have scripted it any better. And the press is missing the point entirely Taibbi/The US Remains Guilty in GuatemalaNoam Chomsky, The truth of what Rios Montt was doing in Guatemala was unwelcome in Washington because it interfered with the objectives set by President Reagan's national security team in 1981-Monsanto: Contamination By All Means Necessary Colin Todhunter, Countercurrents When you allow commercial interests free rein over a nation state's food and agricultural policies, consumers and farmers end up paying the price-Fracking's Radioactive Dumping Ground? Environmentalists and many other Ohio natives are hoping that their Senate will enforce stricter restrictions on big oil corporations who want to dump toxic waste from fracking mines deep underground.-America's Secret Fukushima Poisoning the Bread Basket of the World Open uranium mines are leaking radiation, destroying the lands of the Navajo Nation and poisoning its people. Most disturbing is that it has been this way for years. Truthout/ Walmart Workers Need a Raise and a Voice John Logan, Truthout: While Walmart's mistreatment of its labor force continues to cost taxpayers and the economy, the company continues to retaliate against workers who speak up against poverty wages and poor working conditions as more fight the status quo.-The Koch Industries Ties That Bind Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog: A deeper look in the funding streams of the codirectors for "FrackNation" shows that their previous films were partly funded by the "dark money ATM of the right/Bradley Manning Is Guilty of "Aiding the Enemy", If the Enemy Is Democracy Norman Solomon's Blog: When the deceptive operation of the warfare state can’t stand the light of day, truth tellers are a constant hazard. And culpability must stay turned on its head/Hartmann: IMF Admits It Made Serious Mistakes in Handling of Greek Debt Crisis/ NSA Collecting Phone Records of Millions of Americans Daily Guardian UK/The "War on Women" Returns Politico-JPMorgan's Alabama Debacle Set to Cost Bank $1.6 Billion Bloomberg/Cracks Emerge in GOP's Debt Ceiling Strategy tpm/trailblazersblog tea party activist no vote for 9 to 1 black democrat voters- not sure even Texas is ready for that level of honesty-GOP refers to the various Tea Parties as splinter groups and dismisses them as childish mobs of rabble. But the rabble is out of touch and each of the groups thinks they are the "backbone" of the GOP. Right to lifers, gun rightists, anti-wet backs, etc., are just mobs who can be depended on to vote to support the Wall St crowd and the truly wealthy who laugh at the rabble all the way to the bank-How about we watch some video of your Code Pink pals and what they do? Or videos of the MANY violent anti-Bush rallies that went on for 8 years? Or do you prefer that kind of people. The "pro baby killing", gun hating, religion hating, anti Constitution folk you love so much?- in the blood red state of Mississippi several Democrats were recently elected and the State's GOP fought hard and threw a lot of money into keeping the liberals out. But more and more people are recognizing the self serving lies of the Party of Wall St and bigots. djournal-Queens man Pak Chong Mar was unkempt and in his 50s, witnesses said. He wore a grey T shirt and white baseball cap when he staggered up to “Today" show fans outside 10 Rockefeller Plaza in midtown Manhattan and used broken English to tell anyone who would listen that the Internal Revenue Service was corrupt and that the agency "ruined his life." Lauer announced to the crowd that the appearance was cancelled because of the “incident aibafs/glen sez michelle went lady macbeth/Graham Dumps Darrell Issa: "No Evidence" White House Directed IRS to Target Conservatives hp/
6513/uncle who died in Auschwitz when he fell out of the watchtower, Jewish Bolsheviks Murdered 66 Million In Russia, Wermacht soldiers who refused to slaughter civis merely transferred to another unit Far too many However were guilty of war crimes The army was not originally a criminal unit like the political arm of the gov civilian and pow massacres-All true. Now, when will you admit the crimes if Israel and the jews? Why would a people who constantly seek handouts for the Holocaust comit similar acts?- crimes Of Israel and the Js? Do you mean Js Israelis?- JEWSISH people lie cheat steal..and rape 12 year old boys-Stalin's Jews We mustn't forget that some of greatest murderers of modern times were Jewish 12.21.06 Israel Opinion: Almost 90 years ago, between the 19th and 20th of December 1917, in the midst of the Bolshevik revolution and civil war, Lenin signed a decree calling for the establishment of The All Russian Extraordinary Commission for Combating Counter-Revolution and Sabotage, also known as Cheka, to GPU, later to NKVD, and later to KGB. at least 20 million, including victims of the forced collectivization, the hunger, large purges, expulsions, banishments, executions, and mass death at Gulags, Independent farmers, ethnic minorities, members of the bourgeoisie, senior officers, intellectuals, artists, labor movement activists, "opposition members in "The War of the World, "Historian Niall Ferguson writes that no revolution in the history of mankind devoured its children with the same unrestrained appetite as did the Soviet revolution-ygs/Alex's attempt to deport Piers Morgan was quite amusing. Clarkson's counter petition "don't send Piers back we don't want him" also amusingSome of the 30 per day, threats to Mr Obama, whose Secret Service codename is Renegade, have been publicised, including an alleged plot by white supremacists in Tennessee late last year to rob a gun store, shoot 88 black people, decapitate another 14 and then assassinate the first black president in American history-Modern day Neoconism is a disease.- new thread is yet more evidence of your fakery. Since the nano-thermite issue came up, you continuously made claims that the nano-thermite was really rust. Now you want to change it up and claim it's paint. In other words, it's anything other than what the peer reviewed study says it is. It's always going to be whatever else might work for your agenda. If you were genuine, you'd stick to your original rust claim and not change it up as you discover some other "debunking" article-republicans fuming There's no political purpose. The political purpose is to give the people a voice," Christie said. "The issues facing the United States Senate are too important not to have an elected representative making those decisions-Why waste time on this fat punk? His actions with Obongo and Sandy sealed the deal, we already know what kind of pragmatic pol he is-Jesse Ventura will become president because the Democrats and Republicans are going to running clowns-all good GOPers need something to be steamed, riled, outraged and generally pissed off about. Dems occasionally do those things, especially when there's a GOPer in the White House-Too bad people can't run on the "I'll do the best job possible for all" ticket instead of having to choose the hateful D or R-pragmatist is the LAST THING you want in a politician because he will always seek the most "practical" solution and that doesn't imply true leadership-How DARE he put the needs of his constituents before his party?! <sarcasm> Who wants a pragmatist who gets things done when they could have an ideologue who wastes money on partisan bullshit?-They can build a bridge and get over it. Or not- Piers Morgan sacked from the Daily Mirror in 2004 after publishing fake photos of torture, now Trump's lap dog-KOOK troofers. Which is why they ignore FACTS like this, 7 wasn't hit by an airliner, it was hit by the large perimeter columns of the Tower collapse. It was 400 ft away but the towers were more than 1300 ft tall. As the tower peeled open, it easily tilted over to reach building 7 shred Living after midnight, rocking till the dawn-If the troofers were to all admit they were wrong, it would be a collective realisation of countless wasted days on a wild goose chase, they don't know how to accept their error and move on with their lives- aibafs/(Reuters China hit back at European wine exports on imports of Chinese solar panels, as tensions mounted between two of the world's biggest trading partners/Fans can now get a real-life taste of the most familiar Springfield eateries featured on "The Simpsons crustyburger." y/Don’t let Wall Street scam you, like I did market oversight doesn’t work, and markets are unfair for the retail investor. Bernie Madoff, serving 150 years for orchestrating the biggest Ponzi scheme in history MarketWatch/ Issa, been indicted for stealing a car, arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, and accused by former associates of burning down a building ygs/Arianna Huffington @ariannahuff The Iraq War, the gift that just keeps on giving: "China is reaping biggest benefits of Iraq oil boom, Chinese state-owned companies have poured workers and billions of dollars into Iraq to secure a steady supply of energy for China.nyt/former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner on charges that she accepted more than $36,000 cash from a bond broker to whom she steered a large portion of the state's investment business. charged Shoffner with extortion and other charges. Shoffner was arrested at her Newport home May 18 after the FBI said it caught her on tape accepting a $6,000 payment from the broker, who hasn't been identifiedfn/Either Furth is a complete idiot or he is a charlatan trying to mislead the Senators. Fortunately, Senator Whitehouse (D-RI) wasn't willing to put up with this crap g+/among usual dan, sydney hyped antibama, fake vet stumbles through antibamma rant, arie defending rosen fullfilled phone ex w press sec looking 4 werk assange manning h8r added to resume, tao tzami of female gop liars , people are concernhded, blackburn, intellectual as well as visual, continues, on geraldo, juan helps
6413/Good ole Jeff Gannon JD Guckert is my favorite GWB WH appointee :) Lookout below for a trip down memory lane when the scandals were so real, Each time obvious well proven facts are presented, another Issa Limbaugh fantasy bites the dust, imploding right wing bobbleheads nationwide. Secret Service sign in rules prove GWB's IRS appointee, 93% of this pack of 157 lies were so easily debunked by the online transparency of this White House's entry records aibafs/ This sounds like 'conservative' paradise. What's all the fuss about? I jest. Nothing like a giant house eating hole headed your way to impress upon you the fact that your local environmental protections have failed. For years Texas companies have come into Louisiana, extracted our natural resources- oil, salt, natural gas, etc., exploited weak, corrupted governments who looked the other way when it came to enforcing what little regulation and taxation exists. Now our coastline is disappearing, some of our neighborhoods are literally sinking into the ground, and our poorly educated citizens care little because they are paid wages their dirt poor ancestors could never have dreamed of npr/..