Hundreds of billions spent on security and we still get nailed. They’ll allow themselves to be lied to by government,
Robbed by big banks,
Poisoned by reckless industry,
Misled by Main Stream Media,
Distracted by social networking,
Denied by insurance companies,
Refused medical services by doctors,
Vilified by the ‘faithful’
Pre-judged for their skin color
Divided by politicians, and
Hypnotized by Hollywood.
But terrorized, . . . no way.
“Those who give up essential liberty for a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Benjamin Franklin one of our Hard-Drinking, Pot-Smoking Terrorist to the Crown Founding Fathers..
God bless the protestors. They aren’t necessarily anti-capitalist or anti-corporation per se. They are anti the current system. The system that they have no influence over and yet controls their lives. The system that has seen average real wages remain flat for decades while inflation slowly exacts its insidious costs. The system that pushes forward fake politicians with movie star smiles, populist rhetoric and polished speaking styles, whose sole mission once elected is to maintain the status quo for the wealthy individuals and corporations that got them elected. The system that prints out of thin air and borrows from third world China and elsewhere trillions of dollars to bail out the wealthy while sending the bill the average taxpayer. The system that will produce, for the first time in the history of the United States of America, a current generation of young citizens who will be worse off than their parents were before them.
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi
goldstandard commented on the blog post European Central Bank Intervenes to End Contagion in Euro Debt Crisis
Seems the more central banks do, the worse the market reaction as Europe has dropped like a stone today even after the ECB bought Spanish debt. The same effect has taken place in US markets. Considering the fact that the Federal Reserve gave away 16 trillion to banks both here as well as in Europe, it would seem the desired effect has escaped the great monetary minds around the world especially in Washington.
July 21, 2011
The first top-to-bottom audit of the Federal Reserve uncovered eye-popping new details about how the U.S. provided a whopping $16 trillion in secret loans to bail out American and foreign banks and businesses during the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
goldstandard commented on the blog post Greece Survives the Summer, Prognosis for Future Not So Hot
As one peaceful protester said on the CBS evening news this last week. We’re a country of ten million people that produce nothing. All we have is sunshine, tourism and olive oil. You will never see these loan funds back. Sadly, I believe him. A rollover by any other name is still a default.
Benazir Bhutto casually mentioned years ago in a televised interview (before she was murdered ) “Omar Sheikh, the man who murdered Osama Bin Laden.” It seems this is common knowledge to those who reside outside the USA lame scream media propaganda machine.
So, the only thing left to speculate about is why did the global power elite release this new propaganda now?
goldstandard commented on the diary post From Military-Industrial Complex to Permanent War State by Gareth Porter.
As General Butler once said, war is a racket. Rather than learn our lesson from the 70′s gas crisis by developing now energy technologies along with new industries, TPTB decided that there was more short term profit in perpetual war for perpetual peace. Hopefully some day the Boeing’s, Ratheon’s and General Dynamics of the world [...]
goldstandard commented on the blog post President Recess Appoints Six, Including Deputy AG
There may yet be another position to fill in the near future. That of Secretary Of State. Rumor has it that Hillary will be moving on come January to spend more time with the family and Bill Richardson may take the position.
People in Power Have No Reason to Change the System That Put Them There. How true, but there is an even greater truth. The real value of any conflict is in the debt that it creates. When you control the debt, you control everything.
Lies, damn lies. Just where is the DOJ in all of this. Why are they wasting their time on the peanut pickers and small fish. What ever happened to the rule of law in Amerika?
Maybe we should just clean house and start over.
“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it”.
A. Lincoln 1861
goldstandard commented on the blog post President Commits to Tax Reform, “Long Discussion” About Spending
It must be the water I drink or the air I breath. The Ghoul man says that tax brakes for the rich won’t create jobs. That’s a given as the Bush tax breaks have been in place for quite some time. During that time we have lost over 7 million jobs, so it is obvious that tax breaks for the rich aren’t going to do much in that area. They want to reduce the funds going into SS, but in the same breath they say that SS is going broke, so let’s starve it a bit more.
There is an old adage in financial land. The real value of any conflict is in the debt that it creates. You control the debt and you control everything. It’s long past time for this game to end.
goldstandard commented on the blog post A Christmas Miracle: Hawks Clamor for Deficit Spending as Special Tax Breaks Near Scheduled End
“Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.”
H. L. Mencken (1880 – 1956)
goldstandard commented on the blog post House Democrats Reject Tax Cut Deal “In Its Current Form”
Seems people on both sides of the Atlantic have had it with taxes, bank bailouts and corrupt politicians. Maybe Congress listened to this Irishman.
~~modnote – audio NSFW~~
Not sure about anyone else, but the worlds monetary problems sure remind me of the run up to WWII. How do you get out of a depression? Start a war and one that has a monetary backdrop to it. A couple of summers ago a Chinese sub rises right next to an American aircraft carrier during Pacific war games and we never even knew it was there. Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago and a missile rises out of the Pacific and one out of the Atlantic and they just happen to show up when Bernanke decides to move forward to QE2.
Ireland is broke, so is Greece, Portugal, Spain, Iceland and you can throw in the US ( technically ) along with 48 out of fifty states. As helicopter Ben keeps printing dollars, China continues to get pissed and tells its step child NK to lob a few bombs on SK. That should get Ben’s attention.
I can’t remember the name of the master neo con that made the statement, ” nothing happens in this world unless we want it to happen”, I just have a funny feeling that all of this bullshit is pre planned. That at some point in the not too distant future, the fiat system will collapse and a new one backed by precious metals will arise. Might sound crazy, but after nearly 100 years, the experiment known as the Federal Reserve is an abject failure and its time to be put out to pasture is long overdo. As Twain once said. History may not repeat, but it sure does rhyme.
goldstandard commented on the blog post Yale Economist: If the Economy Improves, Obama Wins
Considering the title, that’s a really big “IF”. As the European contagion spreads, just how much longer before it reaches our shores?
Sounds great, but it will probably involve low level employees from a number of Wall Street firms. It is hard to imagine that Lloyd Blankfein doesn’t know what’s happening in his own company, but no doubt rather than having the opportunity to see him frog marched out of the building he does God’s work in, I doubt many of the names will be notable. Until people are placed in prison rather than a fine and a slap on the wrist which has been the case for many years, nothing will ever change, nor will mans greed.
Maybe the French are on to something.
A few weeks ago we noted that December 7 is becoming a grass roots “banker mutiny” day, in which citizens across Europe will pull money from their banks and thus force a pan-European bank run on what is already a bankrupt financial system, which survives each day only at the expense of the continent’s increasingly indebted citizens, their life of increasing austerity, and of course, the US Federal Reserve and its final backstop. I
This means that the 3 million people with their placards on the street… they go to the bank, withdraw their money from the banks and these ones collapse.
10 million people and the banks collapse and there is not real threat, a real revolution. We must go to the bank. In this case there would be a real revolution. It’s not complicated. You simply go to the bank in your country and withdraw your money. If there are enough people withdrawing their money, the system collapses. No weapon, no blood, or anything like that.” A peaceful anti-banking revolution, brilliantly explained so that everyone can understand it..
We Won! Bill to Retroactively Immunize Mortgage Fraud Defeated A friend on the Hill just wrote me the following: HR 3808 Veto Upheld HR 3808 went down. Congratulations to everyone who called their congress members to demand that this blatant attempt to legalize mortgage fraud be defeated. Now next up is the lame settlement the [...]
goldstandard commented on the diary post Potential Court Decision Regarding The Imposition of a Civil Penalty for Refusing to Submit to a TSA Genital Search by Mason.
Just maybe, some politicians are taking a stand.
New Jersey State Senator Says Enough is Enough!
Monday, 15-Nov-2010 20:54:26
Video of the New Jersey press conference that talked about this. One speaker mentions that the UK already repealed mandates for use of full-body scanners after they were in place for four years.
When does Congress not ever screw their own people and when the hell are the American people ever going to wake up and take their government back?
You didn’t get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and
appointed a President.
You didn’t get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to
dictate Energy policy and push us to invade Iraq.
You didn’t get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no
threat to us.
You didn’t get mad when we spent over 800 billion (and counting) on
said illegal war.
You didn’t get mad when Bush borrowed more money from foreign sources
than the previous 42 Presidents combined.
You didn’t get mad when you found out we were torturing people.
You didn’t get mad when Bush embraced trade and outsourcing policies
that shipped 6 million American jobs out of the country.
You didn’t get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping
You didn’t get mad when we let a major US city, New Orleans, drown.
You didn’t get mad with the worst 8 years of job creations in several
You didn’t get mad when over 200,000 US Citizens lost their lives
because they had no health insurance.
Yes, illegal wars, lies, corruption, torture, job losses by the
millions, stealing your tax dollars to make the rich richer, and the
worst economic disaster since 1929 are all okay with you, but speaking truth to power….Oh, Hell No!! Wake up America. We have the right to take our government back and make it work again.
“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it”……A. Lincoln 1861
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