Daily Archive: 06/08/2016

Jun 08 2016

Paying It Back With Caution

In a segment on debt collectors and their predatory practices, John Oliver, host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” stuck it to them by creating his own debt collection agency buying nearly $15 million in Texas medical debt for a mere $60,000. Oliver said it was “disturbingly easy” for his show to set up a company, …

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Jun 08 2016

Themistocles

Now I understand that most of you think Ian Welsh is one ‘O’ short of a Marx brother (Ianno?) but so am I (ekko, definitely). What I like about him is he’s not afraid to tackle the big issues, for instance the ‘Great Man’ theory of history. For those unfamiliar it goes something like this, …

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Jun 08 2016

Pondering the Pundits

My wondering the planet is done for now. The blog will now return to somewhat regular postings. I hope “Pondering the Pundits” is an Open Thread. It is a selection of editorials and opinions from around the news medium and the internet blogs. The intent is to provide a forum for your reactions and opinions, …

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Jun 08 2016

The Breakfast Club (Sundown)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to …

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