Keith and Matt Taibbi, “Countdown” contributor and editor at Rolling Stone, discuss his recent op-ed for the magazine that outlined his proposed list of demands for the Occupy Wall Street protesters. http://current.com/shows/countdown/
1. Break up the monopolies
2. Pay for your own bailouts.
3. No money for private lobbying
4. Tax hedge-fund gambers
5. Change the way bankers get paid.
Matt Taibbi & Bill Maher Great Clip
“Goldman Sachs the worlds most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money!”
If you haven’t figured out how this scam against the American middle class is being perpetrated, watch this Dylan Ratigan clip. This the real deal of how it is working (or not)… Now what can we do to make it right and get back to the American Dream and wake up from this American Nightmare… Please share your comments, suggestions and stories of how we can change the direction of the river. The aristocracy of Multi-Millionaires and Billionaires controlling our formally free country has got to end. America used to be a country where you could start at the bottom and end up on the top based on hard work, ethical values & moral behavior. This was all based on a level playing field…
With all the corruption and greed at the top; trying to gut our social programs, buy our politicians and do everything but the RIGHT THING this Winston Churchill thought gives me the enthusiasm and strength to fight on… How dare the Congress and elected officials continue to receive paychecks when soldiers and many more hard working people are left hungry, homeless and without hope. My first thought is if the leadership who are owned by the rich shut down OUR government maybe we as a country of hardworking middle class Americans, should SHUT OUR COUNTRY DOWN… Having money means nothing if there is nowhere to spend it…. WE THE PEOPLE could in a Gandhi inspired way bring it all to a peaceful unprofitable halt until sanity returns to OUR government.
“During the Second World War, Winston Churchill’s finance minister said Britain should cut arts funding to support the war effort.
Churchill’s response: ‘Then what are we fighting for?’ “
Please add your personal thoughts and comments on how WE the PEOPLE can squeeze the top until they understand what BEING A HUMAN-BEING & an AMERICAN really means! Time is fleeting and we as a tribe, culture and community need to have THE CONVERSATION with our leadership so they understand the power of 300,000,000 free loving and awesome American. This is a fight we can have and is worth fighting!
Goodnight and Good Luck my fellow Americans,
Om Mani Padme Hum,
Michael Moore on the Economic and Financial Terrorism from the Financial Sector… Time for the people who planned, then engineered and are now responsible as well as benefiting from this meltdown of our beautiful individual honoring democratic system, to go to jail. The Billionaires are terrorists and need to be brought to justice for FINANCIAL TERRORISM WITH THE PREMEDITATED GOAL OF ENSLAVING US ALL!
America Is NOT Broke …the Madison speech by Michael Moore Delivered in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday, March 5th, 2011. Video above.
America is not broke.
Contrary to what those in power would like you to believe so that you’ll give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great-grandparents had, America is not broke. Not by a long shot. The country is awash in wealth and cash. It’s just that it’s not in your hands. It has been transferred, in the greatest heist in history, from the workers and consumers to the banks and the portfolios of the uber-rich.
Today just 400 Americans have the same wealth as half of all Americans combined.
Let me say that again. 400 obscenely rich people, most of whom benefited in some way from the multi-trillion dollar taxpayer “bailout” of 2008, now have as much loot, stock and property as the assets of 155 million Americans combined. If you can’t bring yourself to call that a financial coup d’état, then you are simply not being honest about what you know in your heart to be true. Continue reading →
Things are freakin upside down… People are dieing, and know one cares. I care and after you check this out it is my hope that you will care too and we the people will take a stand.
To the unemployed, sick, disabled and poor:
I’m unemployed over two years now, a 99er without any benefits for three months. I followed Unemployed Friends almost from its start, never posted until now, but am grateful for my time with you all. I did as asked with calls and e-mails, etc. I’ve a confession to make to you all. I’m a criminal.
I’ve obeyed the 10 commandments and all laws except: I’m unemployed and that’s now a crime, I’m poor and that’s a crime, I’m worthless surplus population and that’s a crime, I’m a main street American Citizen born and raised in the USA and that’s now a crime, and I’m euthanizing myself as I write this note — so arrest my corpse. This isn’t a call for help, the deed is done, it’s not what I wanted. Death is my best available option. It’s not just that my bank account is $4, that I’ve not eaten in a week, not because hunger pangs are agonizing (I’m a wimp), not because I live in physical and mental anguish, not because the landlady is banging on the door non-stop and I face eviction, not that Congress and President have sent a strong message they no longer help the unemployed. It’s because I’m a law abiding though worthless, long-term unemployed older man who is surplus population. Had I used my college education to rip people off and steal from the elderly, poor, disabled and main street Americans I would be wearing different shoes now — a petty king. Hard work, honesty, loving kindness, charity and mercy, and becoming unemployed and destitute unable to pay your bills are all considered foolishness and high crimes in America now. Whereas stealing and lying and cheating and being greedy to excess and destroying the fabric of America is rewarded and protected — even making such people petty king and petty queens among us. Continue reading →
George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 — June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, actor, and writer/author who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums. Carlin was noted for his black humor as well as his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Carlin and his “Seven Dirty Words” comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a 5–4 decision by the justices affirmed the government’s power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves.
The American Dream Lost
The first of his 14 stand-up comedy specials for HBO was filmed in 1977. From the late 1980s, Carlin’s routines focused on socio-cultural criticism of modern American society. He often commented on contemporary political issues in the United States and satirized the excesses of American culture. His final HBO special, It’s Bad for Ya, was filmed less than four months before his death. In 2004, Carlin placed second on the Comedy Central list of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time, ahead of Lenny Bruce and behind Richard Pryor. He was a frequent performer and guest host on The Tonight Show during the three-decade Johnny Carson era, and hosted the first episode of Saturday Night Live. In 2008, he was posthumously awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
George Carlin and Richard Pryor on the “N” Word
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 2004 03 10 – George Carlin
The Genius George Carlin
The Best of George Carlin: Exposing our government and fall of humanity
Full Disclosure of Our Representives
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