1. BigLeRoy

    The Financial Crisis, Ten Years On

    Ten years ago, the world was just beginning its plunge into the worst phase of the massive financial/banking/credit crisis of late 2008/early 2009, easily the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930's. I hope to be posting some retrospectives on this crisis in the week or...
  2. Loki

    USA White People will be Minority in 25 years

    In 25 years, whites will be Minority. I read this in Washington post. I'm a white dude, and color me ambivalent. What do you all think of this ? Stands in contrast to white immigration for early migration...
  3. jacobfitcher

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says She Has 'At Least 5 More Years' On Supreme Court

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg does not have plans to step down from the nation’s highest court anytime soon. During an event in New York City on Sunday, Ginsburg said she has “at least five more years” to serve on the Supreme Court, according to CNN. The justice spoke with director Molly Smith...
  4. jacobfitcher

    Former New York Assembly Speaker gets 7 years in prison

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sheldon Silver, a former New York Assembly speaker who brokered legislative deals for two decades before criminal charges abruptly ended his career, was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison by a judge who said political corruption in the state must end. The punishment...
  5. bajisima

    In 20 years 50% of Americans will live in 8 states

    In 30 years, 70% will live in 16 states. Imagine what this will do to politics?? Eight states will have just under half of the total population of the country, 49.5 percent, according to the Weldon Cooper Center’s estimate. The next eight most populous states will account for an additional...
  6. B

    here I am the beachbum bob of the old politicalcrossfire forum from years ago

    Deciding to get back into the mix, I am sure some of the folks that raised hell with me (at me) in the day are around here too
  7. RNG

    California meets greenhouse gas reduction goal years early

    And it didn't even hurt. GHG emissions are now below the 1990 levels. . California meets greenhouse gas reduction goal years early | CBC News
  8. Goofball

    Man sentenced for hate crime in live-streamed beating of mentally disabled teen

    Remember these cretins? How the hell he only got 8 years is amazing. The other plead to much lesser sentences. I predict they will all be involved in other crimes before they end up spending their life in jail, or are killed in the act of one of their crimes...
  9. excalibur

    90% of species on Earth today originated 100,000 to 200,000 years ago

    This is a major paper. 90% of species on Earth today originated 100,000 to 200,000 years ago
  10. BoiseBo

    Bobby Kennedy remembered 50 years later

    This was perhaps one of the bravest, most eloquent impromptu speeches in US history. It's what a LEADER looks like. I was ten years old when RFK was killed, but remember it like it was yesterday. America misses you my friend. Continue to RIP...
  11. The Man

    St. Petersburg turns 315 years old

    Russia's second capital held grand celebrations and various events all day Sunday, for its 315th anniversary. By an interesting coincidence (I'm sure lol) the World Cup Trophy visited the city that day, with Governor Georgy Poltavchenko (mustache) in attendance People could come all day to...
  12. DemoWhip

    “Straight” prison guard faces 125 years behind bars for raping three male inmates 50+

    “Straight” prison guard faces 125 years behind bars for raping three male inmates 50+ times By Graham Gremore ==================================================== What goes around comes around even for married men. It's not all fun and games when you get caught. It is good that...
  13. Crusher

    Seattle wanted to break up with Wells Fargo. Then it committed to three more years

    Seattle wanted to break up with Wells Fargo. Then it committed to three more years | KUOW News and Information Breaking up is hard — especially if you're a city trying to break up with a bank. Especially if the other banks aren't all that interested in dating you. That's more or less...
  14. Friday13

    Republicans Fill Court Seat They Denied To Obama For 6 Years

    Another stolen Federal court lifetime seat... Republicans Fill Court Seat They Denied To Obama For 6 Years
  15. L

    Did Donald Trump sign the first military pay raise in 10 years?

    By Louis Jacobson on Thursday, May 10th, 2018 at 1:43 p.m. President Donald Trump opened up the White House for a celebration of military mothers and spouses. At the May 9 gathering, Trump signed an executive order to increase federal-agency hiring of military spouses. However, Trump...
  16. cpicturetaker12

    Trump Tower employee sues Trump for stiffing him on wages for 11 years...

    The VICTIMS of Trump abuse are long, sordid and storied. This guy is likely pissing in the wind unless Cohen can maybe find some leftover funds from the "Bimbo eruption" account and pay the guy off... PS Does that sound like a Russian name to you? Former Trump Tower porter sues for unpaid...
  17. Devil505

    Let Trump plead to a single felony, serve 5 years and be done with it

    All of us honestly know that Trump has committed so many heinous crimes that he could well face what amounts to a life senntance in prison......not to mention that Don Jr. could be convicted of many crimes and spend the rest of his life in prison as well. If I was Guilliani, after hearing what...
  18. The Man

    100 Years Of Solitude

    Russia Faces '100 Years Of Solitude' (Or More), Putin Aide Says Vladislav Surkov If anyone there would know all about living as a half-blood, it's him, the son of a Russian mother and Chechen father, born as "Aslambek Dudayev", related, however distantly (a Chechen teip (clan) can include...
  19. bajisima

    Bernie Sanders: Democratic platform has been a failure for the past 15 years this the guy who wants to run again for president?? Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) slammed the Democratic Party's platform at an event in Mississippi on Wednesday, saying it had been a "failure." “The business model, if you like, of the Democratic Party for the last 15 years or so...
  20. aboutenough

    50 Years After His Assassination, No Closer to Realizing MLK’s Most Radical Dream

    A half-century ago today, a bullet robbed Martin Luther King Jr. of his life and America of his leadership. Anniversaries like this inevitably inspire reflection on how our country’s contemporary reality measures up to King’s dream. A few years ago, the tenor of such societal self-evaluations...