"Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties. Truth was never put to the worse in a free and open encounter..."
~ Milton
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
~Benjamin Franklin

A Fistful of Euros
Andrew Tobias
Angry Liberal
Bad Attitudes
Common Dreams
Informed Comment
Madelaine Kane
Obsidian Wings
Off the Kuff
Sarah Kendzior
War and Piece
Washington Monthly

The Emerging Democratic Majority (Judis & Teixeira)
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them (Franken)
Rush Limbaugh Is A Big Fat Idiot (Franken)
The True Believer (Hoffer)
Still Being Bushwhacked

All Book Reviews
Race, Gender, and Sexuality
It's always "us" vs "them"
Women's March on (fill in your location)
Children learn what their parents teach them.
You Got My Support. But.
Even Endangered Penguins Do It

All Race, Gender, and Sexuality
Campaigns and Voting
Where do we go from here?
It's always "us" vs "them"
Some interpretations
On and on I go
Just appalled

All Campaigns and Voting
Lecture Circuit
It Was 40 Years Ago Today
July 2, 1964
May 14-15, 1970
The Erotica of Bare Knees

All Lecture Circuit
The Liberal Media, At It Again
Fairly UNbalanced
What's this?

All Media
Big Brother
Shoulda' Guessed
Where did my country go?
You know what you never thought you'd read?
Not in his name
Sleight of Hand

All Big Brother
World O'Blog
It's Vocabulary Time!
They wrote it
Mighty-fine blogging
Other People Said....

All World O'Blog
Aimless Ranting
It's always "us" vs "them"
So, I'm thinking with half my brain
Do You Know Peter?
Long, Little Privacy Rant
My Takeaway

All Aimless Ranting
February 05, 2017 - February 11, 2017
January 22, 2017 - January 28, 2017
January 15, 2017 - January 21, 2017
November 13, 2016 - November 19, 2016
October 09, 2016 - October 15, 2016

All Weekly Archives

Open Secrets
Political Wire Exit Polls
Polling Report

American Research Group
Center for Democracy and Technology
Center for Public Integrity
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Congressional Report Cards
Death Row Roll Call
Democracy Now
Economic Policy Institute
FairVote Colorado
Foreign Policy In Focus
Global Exchange
Human Rights Watch
Independent Judiciary
Institute on Money in State Politics
Institute for Public Accuracy
Lying in ponds
Media Reform
Media Transparency
Move On
One World
Open Democracy
Pew Research Center
Project Censored
Public Citizen Health Research Group
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
Take Back The Media
The Urban Institute
WHO Outbreak News

Peevish for PDA

Blog Directory


Powered by Movable Type

Site Design by Sekimori

All content © 2002-2005 Anne Zook

March 28, 2005
Monday's Handful of Headlines

I hope we're not heading for another massive tsunami.

The Faces of Prostitution. It's not a victimless crime.

In some places, it's far from victimless. But you don't see a lot of outraged headlines in the USofA about it, do you?

War may once again be threatening in the Côte d'Ivoire

The USofA today. What a wonderful nation. The kind of nation where you can be kept in prison even when the "evidence" says you're innocent.

And where Big Brother is watching, no matter what soothing lies they tell you.

Journalism under attack again.

And journalists learn that foreign affairs matter (although people really do need to take it upon themselves to be a little less clueless about the world outside our borders).

Some of us begged the national voices of the Democratic Party to stand up against war before over a hundred thousand people died. But it's not too late.

And a near-riot in Iraq ends in death.

CEO pay is a topic of continuing, albeit rather casual, interest to me. For instance, how about a CEO whose "salary" is $2,000,000 ($2M) annually but who actually winds up receiving $28,500,000 ($28.5M)?

This astronomical sum includes $2.2M for the "forgiveness" of a percentage of a loan his corporation made when they hired him.

That's right. It was, essentially, a $10,000,000 ($10M) hiring bonus, but if they put it in the terms of a "loan" he doesn't have to pay the same taxes on it. I'm not sure what tax shelter allows them to "forgive" him 20% of the principle plus the accumulated interest every year for five years (until the "loan" is "paid off") but I'm fairly certain that, whatever it is, it's not available to me to play tax shenanigans with.

Nor, I suspect, are any of Home Depot's estimated 300,000 employees able to take advantages of such things.

It's not even real, is it? Twenty-eight million dollars. For one year.

Home Depot, I should point out, is one of those company's whose employment practices always seem to be under investigation.

And, finally, Support our troops. And oppose war.

Posted by AnneZook at 11:09 AM