Revealed: The ‘secret’ app installed on millions of mobile phones that records your keystrokes, your browsing and reads your messages

No one is naive enough to think that the ruling class in this country or elsewhere is set to allow Occupy ‘anything’ to get in the way of profits, control and authoritarianism, are they? Bush set the ground work for all the illegal spying, warrantless wiretaps, Patriot Act and the whole kit and kaboodle that […]

A New Year’s Day Tradition That’s Somehow Gone Unreported For 80 Years

by Peter Apanel As reported in the New York Times on November 28, 2011, the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, is having to adjust to a dramatic decline in the sponsorship money needed to pay for all those very expensive, flower-covered floats. But there’s an interesting sidebar to this story that wasn’t covered […]

The 1%’s “leaders” allow a million children to die every month from preventable poverty

Despite the investment to save a million children’s lives from preventable poverty being just 0.7% of our gross national income, despite that every historical case of ending poverty reduces population growth rates, and despite US promises to make that investment at global summits, the 1% “leadership” in government and corporate media renege on all promises […]

Carl Herman radio interview on public education’s failure to address the 1%’s abuse of dictatorial power

source: Carl Herman Phil Mikan, a New England radio host, interviewed me for an hour on November 16th, 2011 on the topic of to what extent public education is designed to address and avoid the concentration of power and wealth in our world of the present. The interview is here.  

Black Friday Cyber Monday Sale at Kaplan Test Prep!!!!

  For those that didn’t know it, the Washington Post’s blood bank, Kaplan, does not just run a for-profit diploma mill they call a privatized ‘university’; they also have three other vampire subsidiaries that fall under ‘education’ and that comprise their Kaplan educational business.  Educational sales by Kaplan make up 62% of the Post revenues.  […]

Summary of some of the seedy practices of the Washington Post and Kaplan University

The modern Washington Post Company is a publicly traded company which derives 60% (or more) of its income from Kaplan University, a mostly on line for profit university.  Kaplan has been or is the subject of at least half -a dozen whistle blower lawsuits, one shareholder lawsuit, a federal government sting in Florida, and more […]

Public Broadcasting or P ‘BS’?: The Washington Post moves in on PBS Newshour

  After more than three decades with The Washington Post executive Boisfeuillet (Bo) Jones Jr. has announced he will become President and CEO of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, which produces “PBS Newshour.”  Jones is currently chairman of The Washington Post, the parent company of Kaplan University and Kaplan Tech.   “Newshour” original anchor Jim Lehrer, 77, will leave […]

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker prevented from speaking in Chicago

The Occupy Chicago movement prevented Scott Walker from speaking at a business breakfast November 3rd in Chicago. Take a look. Governor Scott Walker Not Allowed to Speak at Chicago Business Breakfast To view Walker’s humiliation you can go to:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KET6XK1E4CQ

"[N]ot the Time. . .to Follow the Line of Least Resistance"

In a major journal from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), a teacher and scholar laments the current state of implementing the research in language: “A brief consideration will indicate reasons for the considerable gap between the research currently available and the utilization of that research in school programs and methods” (p. 87). […]

America.gov, Cognitive Infiltration, and Obama appointee Cass Sunstein

By – Shawn Hamilton I first became aware of Cass Sunstein’s ideas for controlling conspiracy theories after seeing several ads for a web site called America.gov run by the State Department. It’s a complex, well-funded site with more avenues than I’ve cared to examine, but what caught my attention was the section under International Relations: Peace […]