The Hyper-Wealthy Own Us (Literally)

By: Thursday June 19, 2014 8:03 am

Last year eight Americans — the four Waltons of Walmart fame, the two Koch brothers, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett — made more money than 3.6 million American minimum wage workers combined

 

Bill Gates: In The Future, Tech-Bots Will Take Your Jobs and Ending Corporate Taxes Will Prevent Poverty and Social Unrest

By: Monday March 17, 2014 2:37 pm

The richest man in the world also opposes raising the minimum wage, and believes that in order to prevent the social unrest that comes with mass unemployment the government should appeal to the better natures of large corporations by eliminating corporate and payroll taxes in order to encourage them to employ people they apparently won’t need.

Education Privatizers Data Mining Students

By: Wednesday January 8, 2014 11:00 am

The education privatization movement aka “Ed reform” is looking to use spy technology on students. Of course they would only use the data to assist instruction never to sell products and services, that’s not what for-profit schools would do – would they?

Jack Dorsey, Criminal Violator of CFAA

By: Thursday March 21, 2013 7:50 am

In an interview with 60 Minutes Mr. Dorsey admitted that he brazenly violated CFAA and is therefore, according to the United States Government, a greater threat to America than Al-Qaeda. Nothing is more dangerous than someone using a computer in ways older people who write and enforce laws don’t understand, nothing.

FDL Movie Night: Patton Oswalt “To Be Loved and Understood”

By: Monday March 18, 2013 4:59 pm

Director Julien Nitzberg returns to FDL Movie Night with To Be Loved and Understood, his ten minute mini-doc about comic genius  Patton Oswalt. And he’s brought Patton Oswalt with him! The American stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and voice actor known for roles such as Spencer Olchin in the popular sitcom The King of Queens joins us to discuss, well, whatever we ask, and he’s willing to answer!

Fatster’s News Roundup from July 8, 2012

By: Monday July 9, 2012 6:15 am

Fatsert rounds up news stories you might have missed over the weekend, including articles about Syria,, Afghanistant, Egypt, Tibet, Finland, $44 million CEO, North Dakota boom, Thaddeus McCotter, PA charter schools, Bill Gates, banksters, minimum wage Scranto, Rick Scott, voter suppression, and more.

More Corporate Entities Drop ALEC

By: Tuesday April 10, 2012 5:00 pm

A coalition trying to induce corporations to disassociate from ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, a right-wing group responsible for modeling and writing a substantial portion of the bills that come through the Republican side of state legislatures, has succeeded in getting the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and McDonalds to stop funding ALEC.

Spinning Education

By: Sunday May 22, 2011 7:12 pm

I’m not going to act like an economist and claim to be “surprised” that folks are spinning various education pieces today. No, I am not at all surprised that it is happening, but I am a little frustrated when I see something like this from today’s (Sunday May 22) NY Times where the headline uses “grassroots” and “Bill Gates” together. The idea of anything funded from the coffers of a billionaire being considered “grass roots” is beyond ludicrous.

Aunt Toby Writes a Letter to Warren and Bill

By: Saturday August 7, 2010 7:53 am

40 Billionaires have signed up to give 50% of their wealth to charity.

Obama: No “Appetite” for Immigration Reform Now

By: Thursday April 29, 2010 9:26 am

On Monday, I asked whether the White House would put the screws to the Blue Dogs to pass immigration reform the way they did on health care, and the answer appears to be “no.” Rather, they will rely on their tried-and-true game plan for dealing with issues important to “f&%king r#%ard” liberals.

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