Big Al

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  • Big Al commented on the blog post Piketty and His Critics Chapter 4: Netroots Nation

    2014-07-20 18:54:11View | Delete

    Agree. I think it’s one of the things we need to do, but I guess my real point was I’d like to see the human race abolish the way they make their wealth, not just tax it. If we settle for taxation, we’re settling for the same system only tweaked. We need to change the system, which of course revolves around laissez faire capitalism, corporatism, and outright fascism. I don’t want to see trillionaires, just don’t want to see that. Hell, I remember the first billionaires, that was a shock. Trillionaires?, might as well shoot me.

  • Big Al commented on the blog post Piketty and His Critics Chapter 4: Netroots Nation

    2014-07-20 14:33:01View | Delete

    My guess is that Piketty knows more about it than me. :) But I still think the problem with trying to resolve wealth inequality by taxing the wealthy more won’t solve the problem now. Too far gone, too many institutions, organizations, Acts, laws, decisions, globalization, etc., that have solidified the plutocracy’s hold on wealth. I think if we looked at the last 15 years we can see how it’s getting almost exponentially worse and that’s with the current tax structure. Plus, I’m tired of bandaids, I want it all man.

  • Big Al commented on the blog post Piketty and His Critics Chapter 4: Netroots Nation

    2014-07-20 13:57:32View | Delete

    I don’t particularly like the wealth tax or the transaction tax (on Wall ST.) as a way of fighting wealth inequality because it won’t work. It will give us all more crumbs and enable the Imperialist machine to keep working, but it won’t change the systems that cause this. Take the Federal Reserve System for example. Private central banking. They print the money, they control the money, they have the money. Taxes isn’t going to change that. Take Wall St for example. They gamble on water, they gamble on food, they gamble on houses, they gamble on AIR! Taxes won’t change that either. Obviously we have a lot of work to do.

  • Big Al commented on the diary post No Purpose Other Than to Humiliate and Degrade by Isaiah 88.

    2014-07-20 10:59:44View | Delete

    Part of the “beat down” plan. Beat them down, keep them down, don’t let them up for a minute or they’ll be better able to fight back, organize. I do think the end game is complete takeover of the Gaza strip by Israeli, either by genocide, dislocation, or other means. They want the land, they [...]

  • Big Al commented on the blog post Obama Team Again Tries to Revive the Grand Bargain

    2013-07-18 14:21:49View | Delete

    How about Grand Theft America.

  • Big Al commented on the blog post Obama Team Again Tries to Revive the Grand Bargain

    2013-07-18 14:07:43View | Delete

    “For whatever reason”.
    Why are other countries undertaking austerity measures on social programs?
    Answer – the banks are requiring it. Or more accurately, those that control the banks.

  • Maybe that’s part of the old Grand Bargain. Like Clinton did in his second term so he could push thru the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act, enact the Commodities Modernization Act of 2000, and set the stage for the Iraq war. But in the end this is all about the banksters and Wall St, particularly the central banks just as in Europe. Screw the Troika, Screw the Fed.

  • Big Al commented on the diary post The Show So Far ……… by cmaukonen.

    2012-12-30 20:34:07View | Delete

    Yep, the PTB have us right where they want us so much so that we can’t even agree on who the PTB are. It’s amazing how divided the serfs are, the democratic party animals were elated that Obama got 51% of the vote. Wow. The two parties are the same fucking thing and they still [...]

  • My wife takes me for granted, my kids take me for granted, my boss takes me for granted, my frigging dog takes me for granted for crying out loud. When I go to the store and give them my money they take me for granted. When I deposit my check at the bank, the bank takes me for granted.
    I’m tired of being taken for granted dammit. No more, I’m pissed.

    “All I know is first you’ve got to get mad. You’ve got to say, “I’m a human being. God Dammit, my life has value.” So, I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window, open it, and stick your head out, and yell, “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”

  • Big Al commented on the diary post Matt Stoller vs. Peter Coyote and the Case Against the Case for Obama by cassiodorus.

    2012-10-31 13:45:20View | Delete

    What did Coyote say, Romney is more evil?
    I think that’s what he said, and that I could be Hitler. He didn’t really say why Romney was more evil, maybe that’s for his next column.

  • Big Al commented on the diary post The People Are Angry, How Do We Harness That by Bill Egnor.

    2011-08-08 17:21:13View | Delete

    “Long term solutions for short term catastrophe’s” That’s a good point.

  • If we can’t discuss that. . . . uh oh.

  • Big Al commented on the diary post The People Are Angry, How Do We Harness That by Bill Egnor.

    2011-08-08 12:47:40View | Delete

    I don’t think it can be done. There simply isn’t agreement on how to approach it other than general ideas like protests hoping they can create some kind of Tahrir Square.
    No one really wants to talk anymore.

  • Oh, I don’t need a reminder of why it’s needed. I’m strictly talking approach and tactics really. If they don’t want to discuss those and make sure it’s the best possible approach, it’s their show.

  • Yep, that’s what led me to this. I tried checking the housing and transportations options and there were basically none. I suppose they think this effort will lead to others but I’m not so sure.

  • Thanks Blink. Agree. Kind of got the wind kicked out of my sails with this review and the comments here and at DK. But I’ll keep sailing.

  • WHAT the hell can we do?   Many, many people in this country are fed up and very worried about where we’re headed.   There are many calls for an “Arab Spring/Tahrir Square” type movement or a Spanish “Indignados” movement.   People want the politicians to create jobs instead of bailing out banks and waging wars.  People [...]

  • Big Al commented on the diary post Compromise My Ass by Big Al .

    2011-07-26 11:38:25View | Delete

    One if by sea, two if by land, or something like that.

  • Big Al commented on the diary post Compromise My Ass by Big Al .

    2011-07-26 11:37:01View | Delete

    Thanks cbl, appreciate that. Bout time for me to me here I think.

  • Big Al commented on the diary post Compromise My Ass by Big Al .

    2011-07-26 11:35:58View | Delete

    Thanks Michael. Glad to be here.

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