Archive for 2008

PEOPLE POWER

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Easy credit is not the way out of the current financial turmoil but increase in real wages can lead to increase in demand. For that to happen, Main Street workers need that raise. Mike Whitney explains. Even though the Federal Reserve is now the biggest single participant in the financial system, ...

DOLT!

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Disney's Bolt might have been voiced by John Travolta and current hot favourite Miley (Hannah Montana) Cyrus but as Critic After Dark Noel Vera says, the real hero of the show is the indefatigable rodent called Rhino, who is go good, he should have his own movie. Disney's latest animated effort ...

MUMBAI TERROR ATTACKS

Friday, December 5th, 2008

To put the blame on the attacks in Mumbai on Pakistan is too convenient. Too many questions remain. Too few answers are being given. But for peace in the region, both India and Pakistan have an equal interest in finding out who is behind this terrible mayhem. By lawyer and ...

HOPE YOU DIE BEFORE YOU GET OLD

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

A generational warfare in America? If such an event were to happen, "I personally have everything to lose and nothing to gain if younger Americans start telling older Americans that it's long past the time the Me Generation started thinking in terms of being the We Generation, and learned to ...

THE TRUTH BEHIND THE CITIGROUP BANK ‘NATIONALIZATION’

Friday, November 28th, 2008

On Friday November 21, 2008, the world came within a hair's breadth of the most colossal financial collapse in history according to bankers on the inside of events with whom we have contact. The trigger was the bank which only two years ago was America's largest, Citigroup. The size of ...

MPAA ‘CASTRATES’ WORLD’S BIGGEST FanEdit MOVIE SITE

Friday, November 28th, 2008

Fanedits are fan-created versions of officially available movies. Fans spend huge amounts of time with sophisticated software to add, cut or alter scenes to improve the original or simply create different versions of a movie. Fanedit.org is the largest such community in the world and the MPAA has, in the ...

MALAYSIA’S MONGOLIAN MURDER MYSTERY CONTINUES

Friday, November 28th, 2008

The acquitted Abdul Razak Baginda does little to dispel suspicions over Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Najib's involvement. This report by Kim Quek was posted on Asia Sentinel. There appears to be only one motive in Abdul Razak Baginda's press conference on November 20 in the wake of his acquittal for murder ...

A SARCASTIC SOUFFLE

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Compared to No Country For Old Men, the Coens' Burn After Reading might be a less ambitious movie but there is a bright spark to it. There's also great ensemble playing and, as Critic After Dark Noel Vera notes, a surprise turn from Brad Pitt, of all people. Joel and Ethan ...

TIME TO MOVE TO PLAN B… IF THERE IS ONE

Monday, November 24th, 2008

What is happening today in the United States is not a normal recession. It cannot withstand the effects of tighter credit or adverse market conditions. Built on greed, the structured finance system has collapsed leaving behind a multi-trillion dollar capital hole that is bringing the broader economy to its knees. ...

CHEERING FOR MORGAN STANLEY

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Nary a registered letter nor even a postcard had followed the sale of Morgan Stanley to Mitsubishi. Would Morgan Stanley become just a regular bank or would it continue to dish out investment advice and move monies? And most pressing, as writer Chellis Glendinning asks, was anybody's stash worth anything ...