Posted by: quiscus | October 31, 2011

October 31, 2011


1. Appalling:

“Despite Budget Crunches, Nuclear Powers Plan Hundreds of Billions in Nuke Spending


One would think the enormous budget struggles that are besetting virtually every major military on the planet would have extraneous spending getting curbed. Not so, says a new report, which predicts hundreds of billions of dollars in new spending on the modernization and upgrading of nuclear weapons systems across the various nuclear weapons possessing nations.”


2. “Argentina: Depression, Revolt and Recovery


Why President Fernandez Wins and Obama Loses”


3. “Unmasking October Surprise ‘Debunker’”


4. “The importance of protests


It’s those two observations in bold that have been at the forefront of my thoughts about the Occupy movement: that oligarchs in a corrupted society will be free from any meaningful checks from the government they own and control, and will continue to pilfer from the rest of the society until resulting social unrest on the part of ordinary citizens becomes too disruptive and threatening to their interests. Put another way, an oligarchical class that operates without any fear in its collective heart of the citizenry will continue to assemble and protect its ill-gotten gains without limits. That is why this protest movement is so vital — so indispensable — because it is precisely that fear in the hearts and minds of the elite classes that has been so destructively lacking.”


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