Articles of Interest July 10, 2012

“Merck Created Hit List to ‘Destroy,’ ‘Neutralize’ or ‘Discredit’ Dissenting Doctors”

Horrible: Obama cuts our pharmacy costs by raising them all over the world to keep Big Pharma happy. Fuck the poorest in the world.

1,200 legal votes in TX alone supressed in 2008 election

“Fox Guest’s Voter ID Law Defense: ‘Voting Is A Privilege'”

PA paid Romney’s lobbying firm to publicize their Jim Crow voter ID laws 

Along with PA’s voter ID laws (worse than Texas) and legalizing fracking while imposing a gag order about it, Scranton is now making all city workers (including cops and firefighters) work for minimum wage. It’s almost impossible for one person to survive on that salary much less a family, so I don’t think this is going to end well. Austerity: Making the poor pay for the “mistakes” of the rich..

.It is now official: Fracking definitely causes water pollution.

ConEd continues lockout in response to workers taking issue with their pension being looted, risking the lives and health of many NY’ers.

Race to the bottom: “Texas GOP Declares: ‘No More Teaching of ‘Critical Thinking Skills’ in Texas Public Schools'”

Three FL cops charged in string of immigrants being beaten up. Who can still seriously think we trust these guys?

FL aiming to be the unmanned domestic drone capital of the US.

The CDC has been battling FL Gov. Scott about publicizing the worst TB outbreak in 20 years, and adds fuel to the fire by closing one of the only TB hospitals in the nation while knowing what was happening.

Spain becomes the second first world country to be bailed out and must impose strict austerity to make up debt, without one banker going to jail.

A report released by US cell phone companies shows a disturbing spike in the number of requests by US law enforcement agencies for cell phone information. Even more disturbing, most law enforcement agencies do not provide a proper warrant.

The elderly and vulnerable are losing their homes over a few hundred in back taxes. Meanwhile, whole towns go bankrupt with no reprocussion.

Many Wall Street executives says wrongdoing is necessary: survey” And these are the people we laud? So many things wrong with this that it’d take too long to list.

And, articles about LIBOR, the biggest banking scandal in decades that the US media has decided not to report much on:

“Libor Scandal: Manipulation Spanned Decades, According To Reports”

Federal Reserve of NY knew about this for at least five years. Another example of how we are on our own.

Brilliant Taibbi article: “New York Times, Gretchen Morgenson Applaud British, Issue Challenge To American Regulators Over LIBOR Scandal

Rules of American justice: An American banker is shocked to be held accountable in Britain

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