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We are on day 3 of our quest to distribute 1 million books to kids in need throughout the country in 10 days. But we need your help…
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First Book wants to give away 1 MILLION BOOKS TO KIDS IN NEED OVER THE NEXT 10 DAYS. Here’s the catch: We want the world to know about the issue of illiteracy and how they can help us fight it. In support of our effort, we will give away a book for every “re-blog”, “retweet”, and “share” we get of  this message on twitter, tumblr and facebook. Get to sharing. 
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We are on day 3 of our quest to distribute 1 million books to kids in need throughout the country in 10 days. But we need your help…
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First Book wants to give away 1 MILLION BOOKS TO KIDS IN NEED OVER THE NEXT 10 DAYS. Here’s the catch: We want the world to know about the issue of illiteracy and how they can help us fight it. In support of our effort, we will give away a book for every “re-blog”, “retweet”, and “share” we get of  this message on twitter, tumblr and facebook. Get to sharing. 
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We are on day 3 of our quest to distribute 1 million books to kids in need throughout the country in 10 days. But we need your help…

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First Book wants to give away 1 MILLION BOOKS TO KIDS IN NEED OVER THE NEXT 10 DAYS. Here’s the catch: We want the world to know about the issue of illiteracy and how they can help us fight it. In support of our effort, we will give away a book for every “re-blog”, “retweet”, and “share” we get of  this message on twitter, tumblr and facebook. Get to sharing. 

The cybersurf landed me well on the banks of http://www.floatingworldcomics.com/

which judging from the artist signings, galleries, and vids they showcase, has to be THE coolest comic shop EVER!

For our fourth annual animation fest it was time to focus on what we liked best from previous shows and continue to seek out films that really embrace the infinite mysteries that resonate with us. The result is DMTV, a program that goes further into experimental realms of video art and abstract visuals.

And the Crimelords said," 2012 shall be 2008 all over again. This is the Doomsday Deja vu as prophesied."

FDIC To Cover Losses On $75 Trillion Bank of America Derivative Bets

"Regulators have fought to rein in risky trading in derivatives by banks under the Volcker Rule, but the banks have fiercely resisted and, so far, have been winning the battle.  Derivatives contributed to the financial meltdown in 2008 when the government was forced to bail out giant insurance company AIG whose huge derivative bets exploded, putting the entire financial system at risk.  Part of the problem is that due to the immense complexity of derivatives, regulators are unable to formulate rules that would effectively regulate them or reduce risks."

It is immensely frightening that a Superpower Democracy would let its voice fall by the wayside.  That hundreds of milions in unison have not shouted never again to these scoundrel tactics.  A mere 4 years later, and the Notorious 2BIG2FAIL banks continue their under-handed seismic mathemagic.  Then 2 years on from when Pres. Obama signed The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform, is when the Volcker Rule supposed to take effect <July 21, 2012> and bring our Capitalist society back to the lessons learned after the Great Depression.  That’s right, a scant 80 years ago the Glass-Steagall Act was put in place for a Reason.  But then insane greed took hold in the 1990’s, namely 1999, where even Pres. Clinton  later apologizes for his negligence in accepting The Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act as good as gold. The true grounds for impeachment was hiding in the stuffy old deregulating staid protection of millions’ Hard-earned currency.   But Sexgate sells the attention better than Bilkgate.

“On derivatives, yeah I think they were wrong and I think I was wrong to take [their advice] because the argument on derivatives was that these things are expensive and sophisticated and only a handful of investors will buy them and they don’t need any extra protection, and any extra transparency. The money they’re putting up guarantees them transparency,” Clinton told me.

“And the flaw in that argument,” Clinton added, “was that first of all sometimes people with a lot of money make stupid decisions and make it without transparency.”

The former President also said he was also wrong about understanding the consequences if the derivatives market tanked.  “The most important flaw was even if less than 1 percent of the total investment community is involved in derivative exchanges, so much money was involved that if they went bad, they could affect a 100 percent of the investments, and indeed a 100 percent of the citizens in countries, not investors, and I was wrong about that.”

Clinton also blamed the Bush administration for scaling back on policing the financial industry.   “I think what happened was the SEC and the whole regulatory apparatus after I left office was just let go.” 

It leads one to start believe that all this mainstream dominated by the strident battle of Church and State is the smokescreen for the True Separation that must always be addressed.  Separation of Investments & Speculations from Savings & Loans.  If Banks want to do so, it should be solely with their own money.  No Glass-Steagall, then NO Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  Both should have stayed hand in hand since passed into law as The Banking Act of 1933.

"TOO BIG TO BAIL OUT" seems to be a very sane rallying cry indeed.

This scintillating track “Let’s Get Funky” is by Hound Dog Taylor.  Its the same scintillating track from the salacious dancehall scene in the most enjoyable film, “The Rum Diary”.

Rebel Syrian soldiers (SLA) from Lattakia on the northern coast, forced to flee after heavy bombing and a renewed onslaught by government forces. They are holed up in no man’s land near the Turkish Border, heavily outgunned and outnumbered.  Picture: David Rose

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