Welcome to the Politicus Pulse. Here are the links you need to see to get your day started off right. Consider this a cup of coffee for your mind.
Fundamentalism Kills (Truthdig)
I worry more about the Anders Breiviks than the Mohammed Attas.
The Cult That Is Destroying America (NYT)
Not the right wing, either.
I Do Not Want Mercy, I Want You To Join Me (Common Dreams)
Tim DeChristopher, who was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison for disrupting a Bureau of Land Management auction in 2008, had an opportunity to address the court and the judge today immediately before his sentence was announced. This is what he said: ….
Tim DeChristopher’s Courageous Bid to Save Our World (LA Times)
In disrupting a federal auction of oil and gas leases, Tim DeChristopher became a hero, but he now faces as many as 10 years in prison. (Ed. note: This should have gone up on Tuesday, but I thought it was still relevant even now that the results are known with the story above this)
Quelle Surprise! Banks Don’t Want to be in IRA Business if They Can’t Treat Customers as Stuffees (Naked Capitalism)
Banks will screw the little guy, and some big fries, over and over again unless reigned in.
I Fought The Law – Green Day