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Do you feel safer yet?

Posted on March 7th, 2013 at 23:05 by Paul Jay in category: Do you feel safer yet?

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  1. This movie is from the 60’s, right?

Some Banks Are Too Big to Prosecute

Posted on March 7th, 2013 at 17:16 by John Sinteur in category: Robber Barons

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Yesterday Attorney General Holder stated openly what was already apparent.  The Justice Department believes that Too Big to Fail Banks are Too Big to Jail.  Criminal indictments against banks or leading bankers might endanger the economy and thus were too big a risk.

Here’s what Holder  said

“I am concerned that the size of some of these institutions becomes so large that it does become difficult for us to prosecute them when we are hit with indications that if you do prosecute, if you do bring a criminal charge, it will have a negative impact on the national economy, perhaps even the world economy,” he said. “And I think that is a function of the fact that some of these institutions have become too large.”


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European Parliament censors citizens trying to contact MEPs

Posted on March 7th, 2013 at 16:43 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Next week the European parliament will be voting on a resolution to ”ban all forms of pornography in media”. After this information became known to a wider audience, many citizens have decided to contact members of the European parliament to express their views on this issue.

This is absolutely excellent. Citizens engaging actively in the democratic process is a very positive thing, at least in my opinion. Before noon, some 350 emails had arrived in my office.

But around noon, these mails suddenly stopped arriving. When we started investigating why this happened so suddenly, we soon found out:

The IT department of the European Parliament is blocking the delivery of the emails on this issue, after some members of the parliament complained about getting emails from citizens.

This is an absolute disgrace, in my opinion. A parliament that views input from citizens on a current issue as spam, has very little democratic legitimacy in my opinion.

I will be writing a letter to the President of the European Parliament to complain about this totally undemocratic practice.


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  1. Wow, that’s bleak.

Alvin Lee Is Going Home

Posted on March 7th, 2013 at 8:50 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Guitarist Alvin Lee, whose incendiary performance with the British band Ten Years After was one of the highlights of the 1969 Woodstock festival, has died.

He was 68. Lee’s website says he “passed away early this morning [Wednesday] after unforeseen complications following a routine surgical procedure.” An assistant to his daughter also confirmed the news to NPR.


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  1. Goodbye, Alvin. You *have* changed the world, left an indelible mark,
    Senators, stop the war!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBAwv49slC8

Sesame Street: Counting the “You”s in YouTube

Posted on March 7th, 2013 at 8:44 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Thank you for viewing our Sesame Street videos over ONE BILLION times and helping us become the first nonprofit organization to reach this milestone! Count Von Count is very excited about this achievement, so he put together this song for YOU. Help continue our mission of educating children around the world and subscribe to our YouTube Channel.


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landslide at tin mine

Posted on March 7th, 2013 at 8:29 by John Sinteur in category: News

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landslide occur at Seaside Malaysia on 1993 year,this video was taken on the spot at that time.That year, I received a call by the owner of a tin mine (the element tin, not tin as in cans…). He said that his mine, which had been running for a few decades, was about to collapse. I rushed to the scene with my video camera and waited for a few hours. Finally, I took this valuable footage. Although the footage lasted only a few minutes, it is horribly exciting enough. I hope that this video can let you all appreciate the consequence of ruining our environment.” 当年,我接到一名锡矿矿主的电话,说他经营几十年的矿场就要土崩堤解,我即刻拿起录影­机火速赶到现场,苦等了几个小时,终于,让我拍到珍贵的镜头。虽然只有短短几分钟的录­相片短,但足让旁观者心跳一百,希望这套短 片能让各界的朋友反思环境遭破坏的后果。


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Trial against dead Russian lawyer to proceed

Posted on March 7th, 2013 at 3:17 by Sueyourdeveloper in category: News

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A Russian court has ordered the trial of a dead anti-corruption lawyer to proceed next week, ignoring calls by his family and lawyers to abandon a case they say is absurd and politically motivated…

Magnitsky died while in custody in 2009, after he had complained repeatedly of being denied medical treatment. His death has damaged Russia’s image and triggered an ongoing diplomatic row with the United States…

The allegations that Magnitsky, who was a lawyer at the Hermitage Capital Management investment fund, had committed tax fraud were made shortly after he accused state officials of a $230m theft by setting up bogus tax refunds.

Those wacky Russians! Hound a guy to death (or perhaps more) and then try him in absentia. See how different this is from the U.S.?


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