Tag: Politics

Occupy: Please classify huge golden parachutes in failing businesses as Ponzi Schemes

Occupy: Please classify huge golden parachutes in failing businesses as Ponzi Schemes
One of my readers submitted a response to (actually several responses) to comments on my last post, Occupy Haters: Try Arguing with the Math.  I suggested that some of the activity around the bank and corporation bailouts seemed like Ponzi schemes.  Of course my reader shot back that perhaps I should look up the definition... Read more »

#FF:Even God Don’t Like Wal-Mart!

#FF:Even God Don’t Like Wal-Mart!
I admit I added the first part of the title to take advantage of the trends for today.  I will not apologize.  I just had to grab your attention.  If you are a Wal-Mart shopper, shame on you and this blog won’t go over real big with you.  If you dislike Wal-Mart as much as... Read more »

Occupy: A Mother and Daughter Debate

Report · 10:22am R u there? Report · 10:22am Yeah why? 10:25am Chicago now bloggers will be jamming the servers on December 5th at 10am our time.  We are all posting  our ideas, thoughts pro or con on Occupy movements.  Also there are knitting sites on Facebook already delivering knitted items to Occupy sites.  I’ll send... Read more »
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Occupy: Guest Blog from an American in Beirut

The following is a guest blog from my daughter in Beirut About my guest blogger in her own words: Who is Me? I am a teacher, a traveler, and an epicure. I suspect most of what I write about will fall into categories commiserate to these interests. Beirut is a city that provides well for all... Read more »

Occupy: Shop 'Til They Drop

Occupy: Shop 'Til They Drop
OK, I admit it.  I’m on an Occupy streak.  I can’t help it.  The movement is so tied to survival in so many ways as to well…just leave me spellbound.  How so you may ask?  Let me count the ways. In my humble opinion the 99% have few investment dollars in big oil, fossil fuels... Read more »

Occupy: Let's Talk Turkey

Occupy: Let's Talk Turkey
First and foremost thanks to Move On for providing me with great material to add to my Thanksgiving blog and for my readers to arm themselves for Turkey Day family and friend dinners. Guess who’s coming to dinner? A republican perhaps?  Democrat who doesn’t understand Occupy? Someone who only watches Fox News? Recently I was... Read more »
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Vote No R.I.P. for Rosenwald

Vote No R.I.P. for Rosenwald
  Early in my business career I learned the folly of  worrying about anything. I have always worked as hard as I could, but when a thing went wrong and could not be righted, I dismissed it from my mind. Julius Rosenwald Julius Rosenwald might not be pacing the halls of heaven wondering what will... Read more »

Cross 'Hood Bus Could Mean Green

Cross 'Hood Bus Could Mean Green
Public Transit for All Everyone in Chicago wants access to the Lakefront.  Parts of Bronzeville are fortunate to be within walking distance of the Great Michigan but most of us in Chicago’s south side community of Bronzeville are not so lucky. The rest of the City doesn’t have it easy and they want to get there... Read more »

From Bronzeville to Beirut

From Bronzeville to Beirut
An email sent from Beirut to Bronzeville to me from my daughter arrived today.  It was simply the following few lines. I visited a Palestinian camp on Thursday, and there is a project on rooftop playgrounds they’re interested in. Do you have any information on rooftop development? Read about the camp on my blog. Hope... Read more »
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Eric Cantor and the Chicago School of Economics or shall we say Disaster Capitalism Courtesy of Naomi Kline

This blog certainly is not about sustainability in Bronzeville. Sorry, but I couldn’t sit still this morning until I wrote and posted it. I am absolutely shaking in my undies with outrage. I received an email this morning from CREDO action. Below are the first few lines of the communiqué. Vermont is under water. New... Read more »