Monsanto’s Rogue Wheat Still A Mystery

By: Thursday June 20, 2013 10:37 am

Agribusiness monopoly Monsanto is facing class action lawsuits after its genetically modified wheat was found in areas it was never approved to be in. Monsanto still claims it is mystified and that all its experimental GMO wheat was destroyed. The search for the rogue wheat is still ongoing. The GMO wheat, labeled MON 71800, was [...]

Vote By Mail Clearly the Best Solution to Getting Hundreds of Millions of Americans to Vote

By: Tuesday November 6, 2012 11:24 am

So, I voted. I don’t remember the exact day, but it was sometime in early October. California allows residents to sign up for permanent vote-by-mail. They get their ballot a month in advance and can then mail it back in. You can vote with all the materials in front of you, you don’t have to [...]

Shale Gas Export Boom: Planned All Along?

By: Friday May 4, 2012 2:53 pm

Cross-Posted From Nation of Change The race is on, full-steam ahead for the United States shale gas industry [PDF] in its quest to pipe and export gas obtained via the hydraulic fracturing process to lucrative global markets. On April 16, Cheniere Energy Inc. became the first corporation in the United States to receive approval by the Federal Energy [...]

State-Level Efforts Seek Accountability for Foreclosure Fraud, Justice for Homeowners

By: Thursday April 12, 2012 9:40 am

Thankfully, most people got the RealtyTrac data on foreclosures in the first quarter of 2012, which showed the lowest amount of filings since the beginning of the recession, mostly right. We had a settlement on foreclosure fraud that just got approved by a federal judge last Friday, after the end of the first quarter. So [...]

Wall Street Journal Figures Out Massive Chain of Title Problem

By: Wednesday June 1, 2011 9:45 am

The Wall Street Journal discovers today that the banks have hit what they call a “foreclosure hurdle.” Just a hurdle, just something to be jumped with Edwin Moses-like effortlessness. Not “the effective destruction of the land recording system in America,” just a hurdle. Here’s what they’re talking about: …some delinquent borrowers are successfully arguing that [...]

Media Capture: Foreclosure Industry Getting Friends in Press to Write Up Their Arguments

By: Monday March 7, 2011 12:06 pm

Over the past week or so, the banking industry has leaned on its allies in the media to try and change the narrative around the upcoming foreclosure fraud settlement and, more particularly, changes to the way mortgages get financed and serviced, as well as the legal exposure for the fraud that has been committed. Last [...]

Oregon Passes Progressive Taxation Laws

By: Wednesday January 27, 2010 6:32 am

Last night, voters in Oregon passed Measures 66 and 67, which fill a state budget gap of $727 million with new taxes on corporations and households making over $250,000. The money will go to public schools and other areas of the budget. “Tonight, I want to thank Oregonians for voting to protect critical public services [...]

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