4/29/2011 – On Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court sided with AT&T in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion — a decision with devastating consequences for consumer protection and civil rights. In essence, AT&T asked the court to allow it to use the fine print of contracts to eliminate class actions
An Arizona law targeting illegal immigration had its roots in a business venture proposed by prison companies. The law could send hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants to prison, meaning hundreds of millions of dollars in profits to private prison companies
WHEN IS ENOUGH…ENOUGH? How many people gun-related deaths must we read about or see on the eveniong news before we DO SOMETHING about it? This is a story about one gun store and the more than 2,500 crimes committed with them.
Each summer, the Veterans Village of San Diego stages Stand Down, a three-day event to help San Diego’s homeless veterans. About 1,000 people show up to get haircuts, medical checkups and dental work. Some sign up for drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs, and others get pending criminal charges dismissed.
Ever wonder why so much appears to happen in Washington but NOTHING ever changes? “Taxation Without Representation” kick started the American Revolution but now things are much, much worse – READ ON, YOU WON’T BELEIVE IT!
It seems that Army Ranger, Pat Tillman, who we now know was killed by “friendly fire” in Afghanistan, was an Atheist. Adding insult to the already agregious treatment his family has endured in the aftermath, the Army continued to slander his memory by condemning him for his beliefs.
In Uganda, the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, if enacted, would broaden the criminalization of homosexuality by introducing the death penalty for people who have previous convictions, are HIV-positive, or engage in same sex acts with people under 18 years of age.
The problem with nearly all attempts at financial reform, including this one, is that they try to prevent malfeasance either by changing the economic architecture, like erecting firewalls between financial sectors, or by mandating institutional curbs, like increasing reserves.
But the new laws gets at only proximate causes. The system malfunctioned because the human beings who ran it were greedy and saw a way to enrich themselves…..