All Further Articles for 2013-09-16

Monday, September 16, 2013
Made In America: Wal-Mart's Gluttony, or How the Waltons Get To Keep Their Grubby Paws On Most of Their Billions
Rapacious greed, thy name is Walton. In the wake of Wal-Mart's successful bullying of D.C. into rejecting a living wage that would have cost them pennies relative to their $100 billion, Bloomberg details how America's richest family stays that way through a complex network of technically legal, morally sketchy tax loopholes - including setting up "charitable" trusts that actually make them money. Don't read if your blood pressure's high. Either way, don't feed the best.
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Missiles In Vermont: Wrong Place For A(nother) Bad Idea
Vermonters already fighting F-35s in their once-pristine state just learned they are one of five possible sites for a new missile base on the East Coast deemed unnecessary even by some in the military. Bernie Sanders blasted the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system proposed for Jericho, Vermont - big news: progress on the Skunk Hollow Road - as "a very bad idea I do not believe (will) ever happen." Many citizens agree it's just another chance for a few defense contractors to make a cool few billion, including Raytheon for its Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV). Say no more. "Bottom line — Vermont is part of a study...to find possible sites for an unfunded missile system for which the military sees no need to protect America against a threat that doesn’t exist. No, thank you."
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