Greed and Debt the True Story of Mitt Romney and

Greed and debt, the true story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital

In light of Mitt Romney's resurfacing, a reminder: If you don't read it, it explains vulture capitalism and how Romney is the poster child for that. Basically,
Romney borrowed millions (with little of his own money) from others to buy sick companies, such as KB Toys. Then somehow shifted those millions in debt onto the companies, and further looted the companies, driving them into bankruptcy and making millions for himself. Bain is similar to Carlyle Group, another famous vulture capital firm. Good reading.


"… that same belief in the lunatic pursuit of instant borrowed millions — it's dusted itself off, it's had a shave and a shoeshine, and it's back out there running for president.

The incredible untold story of the 2012 election so far is that Romney's run has been a shimmering pearl of perfect political hypocrisy, which he's somehow managed to keep hidden, even with thousands of cameras following his every move. And the drama of this rhetorical high-wire act was ratcheted up even further when Romney chose his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin — like himself, a self-righteously anal, thin-lipped, Whitest Kids U Know penny pincher who'd be honored to tell Oliver Twist there's no more soup left. By selecting Ryan, Romney, the hard-charging, chameleonic champion of a disgraced-yet-defiant Wall Street, officially succeeded in moving the battle lines in the 2012 presidential race."

Can Your Cat Drive You to Suicide

From: diankat

The answer is “yes”, but not through parasite worms. Mostly through bringing live animals into the house and letting them loose so you can encounter them whilst sitting on the commode.

From: Bill

That, or they wake you up every two hours during the night wanting in and out, every single night of your life. You would ignore them if you could, but it's impossible. You would leave the pet door open for them, but they'd just bring in live animals and let them loose so you can encounter them whilst sitting on the commode.

The Bain Legacy

… the GOP presidential hopeful was a key architect of what has become known as the “Bain model.” And as president, it can be expected that he would govern the country using the values that governed Bain Capital.

see The Bain Legacy for the entire story

"The new bosses billed the meeting in late January 2011 as their 'welcome' to the 200 workers at a long-established factory in Freeport, Ill. Maybe the description reflected some dark corporate humor lost on the workers, but just three minutes into their welcome, the new managers from Sensata announced that all the jobs in the factory — which produces finely calibrated sensors for the automobile and other industries — would be moved to China or another country by 2013."

300000 Miles Not One Accident Under Computer Con

via Refreshing News: Google's Self-Driving Cars: 300,000 Miles Logged, Not a Single Accident Under Computer Control

"Ever since Google began designing its self-driving cars, they've wanted to build cars that go beyond the capabilities of human-piloted vehicles, cars that are much, much safer. When Sebastian Thrun announced the project in 2010, he wrote, “According to the World Health Organization, more than 1.2 million lives are lost every year in road traffic accidents. We believe our technology has the potential to cut that number, perhaps by as much as half."