Amazon boss buys Washington Post for $250m. I mean, Amazon made a profit like once since it's inception, so WaPo will fit right in. That said, I don't buy from Amazon, the destroyer of small businesses with the monsters who own Walmart. One day, people will no longer buy the high revenue numbers and will demand an actual profit. And if one cannot be found, boom. But Bezos has a gazillion dollars, enough to blow $250 million personally on WaPo. This is not a just world.
The Pope Criminalizes Leaks. Because leaking about criminality at the Vatican Bank or, say, pedophile priests is worse than stealing money and molesting kids? Or maybe he had a chat with Pres. Obama? I mean, Obama has gone after more whistleblowers (not leakers) than all presidents before him. Change we can believe in, my ass.
[Obama] Throwing Money at [Retrofitting] Nukes. I thought the Nobel committee gave Obama the peace prize because he claimed to care about reducing the nuclear threat in the world. Or maybe it's just my memory? No, my memory is fine: Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 awarded to President Barack Obama "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to Obama's vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons." Looks like quite a few someones have egg on their face.
And I don't care if this is a fucking trial balloon. No democrat should ever allow cuts to social security or medicare to be offered to make a deal. No doubt this is part of Obama's 11th-dimensional chess and we are too stupid to see how brilliant this plan is--that is what his fanbots are saying, I'm guessing. Here's what I think it comes down to: Obama is in the big leagues. After his second term, he will make millions giving speeches and doing "good works"--and I mean real millions, like more than $100 million, and in short order. He will be going to resorts we don't even know exist. Rubbing shoulders with the rich criminal families of Europe, Asia, North and South America, and African despots. He and his wife and kids will never wont for a thing. So why should he care if his social security check is a little smaller? And yes, I don't think he or his circle understand just how important this is to the average joe. Sadly, I don't think they give a shit either. They are taken care of.
When you consider the French police raider her fucking apartment, that she's the chief of the fucking IMF, and that the "[i]nvestigators suspect her of complicity in embezzling public funds after she overruled objections from advisers to proceeding with the €285m (£244m) payment to Tapie," what isn't possible?