Interesting how, whenever you look at the news in the US, it's the Democratic Party that's bitching the loudest about the influence of big money in politics, even as Obama's latest re-election fundraising efforts set new records, with $86 million raised in the second quarter of this year alone. Word has it that the Obama campaign could end up raising at least a billion dollars before the campaign is over. Who ever thought that one day someone would spend a billion dollars to have himself elected President? No wonder hardly anybody bothers to vote in this country anymore.
In Europe, or at least in Spain, the public health care systems are surviving in spite the insufficient public money. Everyone is tired, the patients, the doctors, the nurses. Some say the good path to go would be to privatize the health care. That would just help to split definitely the world in two: rich and poor.
Bolivia declared that the Earth should have legal rights just as humans. But if the US (with the highest incarceration rate in the world) followed Bolivia's example, the Earth would not be well off.
In 9th of July 2011 South Sudan gain its Independence from Republic of Sudan after 50 years of wars and 2 million dead people. Republic of Sudan faces civil wars in Darfur and Kordufan beside its economic troubles, and the new state of South Sudan have a challenge to build a new country and satisfy its citizens dreams.
In Egypt, thousands fill Tahrir Square to protest a militaristic police state. In Greece, thousands have taken to the streets to protest harsh economic austerity measures benefiting bankers. Meanwhile, in the USA, the Patriot Act's been extended, and Obama wants to gut Social Security as part of a harsh austerity program -- and Americans are slobbed out on their fat, apathetic asses in front of the TV, falling asleep watching the latest news on Casey Anthony. . "When the shit hits the fan, you'll be sittin' on the can, when the whip comes down!" --Rolling Stones