Clusterfuck! The First Die-Off

[Jim Kunstler, Clusterfuck Nation]
Sunday, I got a taste of the oldest established permanent traffic fiasco in America known as Escape From Cape Cod. This is not a regular thing for me. I have no family there and never did. Friends invited us out to an idyllic hidden corner of the place far [...]

All Of Them Must Go

[Naomi Klein, The Nation]
Watching the crowds in Iceland banging pots and pans until their government fell reminded me of a chant popular in anti-capitalist circles back in 2002: “You are Enron. We are Argentina.”

Its message was simple enough. You — politicians and CEOs huddled at some trade summit — are like the reckless scamming execs [...]

Why An Asshole Is Always In Charge

[Greg Palast]
John Thain is the guy that looks like a Clark Kent doll you saw grinning from page one of your paper Friday morning. Thain was just fired by Bank of America because the square-jawed executive demanded a $30 million bonus after losing $5 billion in just three months at the bank’s Merrill Lynch unit. [...]

Show Obama The Money

[Scott Thill, Morphizm]
UPDATE: My fine fellow journos at the Huffington Post have syndicated this post there. Hop on, stir it up, spread the noise.

“This disaster is not set to happen in some science fiction future many years ahead, but in our lifetime,” Tony Blair warned shortly after acclaimed economist Sir Nicholas Stern calculated the costs [...]

Will Survivalists Get the Last Laugh?

The following piece of doom prophecy went up last week, and went over like gangbusters. It snuck up on me like a virus. I had no idea AlterNet had published it, and by the time I found out, it had nearly 250 comments. Evidently, pieces on financial collapse and survivalism packs them in. Who knew?