Originally Posted by blindpig
Capitalism breeds disaster
This year was ushered in by a series of devastating floods: in Queensland, Australia, covering an area greater than France and Germany combined, in Sri Lanka and in the Philippines. There has been further flooding in the Australian state of Victoria, with Cyclone Yasi battering Queensland, and a murderous mudslide in Brazil.
These follow on from the huge number of disasters in 2010:
starting with the earthquake in Haiti on
You're headed for bankruptcy court tomorrow. It's been a long and difficult road. You and your husband both worked. You made decent money. Then your husband became ill. There was no sick leave because he worked for himself. His disability insurance had a six-month delay and only covered half of the lost income. That was all you could afford. (Image Wikimedia Commons)
We're not worth having around after 65, says Michael Collins. Why else would they want to kill us off?
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) proposed a Medicare plan that combines Social Darwinism and a bailout for health insurance carriers, even larger than the one provided by the president's health care reform legislation.
The specific features of the program are less important than the overall effect. In summary, Ryan proposes
Local 10 is being sued by their employer for a solidarity action with the workers of Wisconsin. Trent Willis, International Safety Rep. for Northern California, give extemporaneous remarks on dockwork safety and ties it into worker solidarity, resisting over-production demands of the bosses, and ends with the statement "We control commerce". It's 30 minutes, but well worth watching.
(yesterday actually, but I had no time to put anything up yesterday)