All Further Articles for 2013-01-08

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Congress Loses Out to Cockroaches, Root Canals, Brussel Sprouts and Lice
A new poll finds that Congress, with a surreally dismal 9% favorability rating, ranks behind when tested against 26 seriously unpopular things, including all of the above and colonoscopies, NFL replacement refs, Genghis Khan, the country of France and the band Nickelback. They did beat out telemarketers, gonorrhea, North Korea, Fidel Castro and the Kardashians. So...There's hope?
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AIG Says Thanks America By Suing Them, and Warren Rips Them A New One
Though the government - ie: us - generously gave AIG (Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed) $182 billion in bailouts to save them from massive ineptitude that almost crashed the economy, the insurance giant is now considering joining a lawsuit against the feds because they weren't generous enough and deprived shareholders of even more billions they really would have liked, thanks - a move even the New York Times politely notes would be widely seen as "an audacious display of ingratitude." Elizabeth Warren isn't happy, either. “AIG’s reckless bets nearly crashed our entire economy...It would be outrageous for this company to turn around (and) bite the hand that fed them."
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The Biggest Issue We Aren't Talking About
Seeking to raise awareness of sexual violence in America, the Enliven Project has released a startling infographic on rape - the vast estimated numbers that occur, the few reported, the even fewer prosecuted, and the even fewer resulting in jail time, or admission of false claims. Some debate about the methodology, but no one can dispute the basic, grisly truths therein. Last week, over 600 guitarists in India gathered to play "Imagine" in hopes of changing them. If they can, we can.
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