Every country in the world has some degree of press freedom issues. While times have become dangerous for frequently censored, jailed and killed journalists, citizens and media executives alike don’t always do the math that muzzling press freedom paves the way for governance without any check mindful of public interests. Rather […]
Something stunning took place earlier this week, and it quietly snuck by, unnoticed by anyone as the “all important” FOMC meeting was looming. That something could have been taken straight out of the playbook of either Cyprus, or Greece, or the USSR “evil empire”, or all three.
This is how the WSJ explained it:
The U.S. Justice Department’s criminal head said banks may need to go beyond filing suspicious activity reports when they encounter a risky customer.
A federal appeals court will reverse the decision in the O’Bannon likeness case, in the view of a D.C. lawyer familiar with antitrust rulings. The announcement may not come until the summer.
The first German bank has died from Austrian contagion. Duesseldorfer Hypothekenbank AG (“Duesselhyp”), a tiny mortgage lender, has been seized by the Bundesverband Deutsche Banken (BDB), Germany’s association of private banks. According to Reuters, The BDB had hammered out a deal over the weekend with financial market watchdog Bafin, […]
Poll after poll proves U.S. and Europe wrong on Crimea’s annexation by Russia last March.
Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,
I’ve covered the plight of the homeless in America in recent years as another manifestation of the erosion of decency, empathy, morality and kindness throughout much of our culture. As a society, we’ve become increasingly obsessed with youth, materialism, power and short-termism, tossing aside wisdom, real joy, soulfulness and connectivity. One of the symptoms of this unfortunate transformation can been seen in how we treat the least fortunate and most vulnerable around us, particularly the homeless (see: In 33 U.S. Cities, Feeding the Homeless Has Been Criminalized).
Of all the institutions you’d hope to take a different stance toward the weak and struggling, places of worship would be at the top of the list. Not so for Saint Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco, which admittedly sprays sleeping homeless people with water in order to keep them away.
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — KCBS has learned that Saint Mary’s Cathedral, the principal church of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, has installed a watering system to keep the homeless from sleeping in the cathedral’s doorways.
From The Slope of Hope:
‘Don’t worry, Ukraine. I’ll save you.” Russian president Vladimir Putin says he is standing by to help Ukraine’s economy if they ask for it.