Here’s your news this evening, Firepups!
❖ Syria reportedly shelled a Turkish town this morning, killing 5 and injuring 8, so Turkey began firing “warning” shots back. Locals in the Turkish area hit by Syrian shelling are now very upset: “People here are rising up, there is no security. People were chanting for the local governors to resign.”
❖ 34 people reportedly killed, dozens injured as a series of bombs exploded in the square in Aleppo, Syria.
❖ 35 Code Pink members are preparing “for an unprecedented march and political rally in South Waziristan.” Local authorities are leery that the marchers can be adequately protected. Code Pink is also considering a hunger strike in front of the US Embassy in Islamabad, protesting US drone strikes.
❖ Oh, my, my.” Rupert Murdoch faces shareholder revolt at News Corp annual meeting: Group says News Corp has not addressed board structure and corporate culture and call on Murdoch to step down as chairman”
❖ “Video: Madrid on the brink “. Scroll down.
Money Matters USA
❖ DDay on the Mortgage Fraud Task Force . Good vIdeo.
❖ MI Republican Gov Rick Snyder and his GOP legislators “had estimated Michiganians would save more than $2 billion as a result of the repeal of the requirement stores put price stickers on each item.” Turns out, prices rose after the repeal–but “grocery store wages dropped 3.5 percent”, apparently due to fewer hours for clerks.
❖ Another sorry tale of a bank, Wells Fargo in this case, working hard to foreclose on a family whose finances took a big hit when a family member, Ana Wilson, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, also developed breast cancer. Protests have been