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The Entitlement Society 0

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The Entitlement Society 0

Bruce Lowery argues that a law suit about a wine-stained $30,000 hand bag denotes a society that’s out of hand. A snippet:

In this case is exposed all the vanity and banality about class and greed and excess, and about the ugliness that lies below the surface of this nation’s well-chronicled “wealth gap,” but is splayed open from time to time, like a shiny pearl, for all to see.

Follow the link for the hard-to-believe details.

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In It for the Money 0

Shaun Mullen throws the book at John Bolton.

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The Pusher Men 0

The Bangor Daily News reminds us that today’s Big Pharma is but the most recent manifestation of a long American tradition of making fortunes from opiates.

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Facebook Frolics 0

The Des Moines Register’s Rekha Basu recounts a tale of tangling with Facebook’s how-dare-the-Zuckerborg-call-them-standards for advertisements.

Honest to Pete, Dali never created anything so surreal.

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The Environmental Pollution Agency Strikes Again 0

Caption:  Thanks to recent EPA action . . .  Image:

Via Juanita Jean.

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Facebook Frolics 0

C&L rounds up a flock of frolics.

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Facebook Frolics 0

Mark Zuckerberg walking snarling dog shaped like the Facebook logo, which in turn is chasing the 2020 election, as Zuckerberg shouts,

Via Kiko’s House.

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“Tis the Season 0

Man sitting in easy chair with newspaper says,

Via Job’s Anger.

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Only in America 0

Title:  American Exceptionalism.  Image One, captioned

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A Storm of Snowflakes 0

Paul Krugman offers a theory to explain why Wall Street hedge fund managers and the like are so hostile to Elizabeth Warren. He suggests that there is more to it than her proposal of a “wealth tax.” Here’s a bit from his article (emphasis added):

What, after all, does modern finance actually do for the economy? Unlike the robber barons of yore, today’s Wall Street tycoons don’t build anything tangible.

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Now, human nature being what it is, people who secretly wonder whether they really deserve their wealth get especially angry when others express these doubts publicly.

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Facebook Frolics, Empty Words Dept. 0

The Oregonian reports on someone who couldn’t stick working for Facebook. Here’s a snippet; follow the link for the rest (emphasis added).

Yael Eisenstat is a former CIA officer and diplomat. In 2018, she joined Facebook to lead the company’s Global Elections Integrity Ops.

She didn’t last long — because she realized the social-media behemoth isn’t actually interested in elections integrity.

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Facebook Frolics 0

Shorter Susan Estrich: A Constitutional lawyer Zuckerberg’s not.

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Pay to Play 0

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Rand Gestures 0

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Facebook Frolics 0

The disinformation dispensary.

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The Empty Room 0

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Facebook Frolics 0

PoliticalProf.

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The Collar 0

Title:  The Reading of Rights for White-Collar Crimes.  Image:  Man in white shirt and tie being handcuffed by one FBI agent as another says,

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