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Re: “The line is open

Go and see this movie "Inside Job" movie. It's horrific. We have "Representative Government" and it represents the "Financial Industry" and the Republicans and Democrats have been colluding since the 1980's to give it to them.

"Inside Job" is a new documentary movie written & directed by Charles Feruson. Narrated by Matt Damon. It's the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians & journalists, INSIDE JOB traces the rise of a rogue industry & unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia."


Jim Lendall is correct.

Posted by Tinker on 11/17/2010 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Will the system continue to favor the super rich?

George Carlin said it best:

"There's a reason for this, there's a reason education sucks, and it's the same reason it will never ever ever be fixed. It's never going to get any better. Don't look for it. Be happy with what you've got... because the owners of this country don’t want that. I'm talking about the real owners now... the real owners. The big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice.

You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls. They got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the balls.

They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying. Lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else, but I’ll tell you what they don’t want. They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests. That’s right. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table and think about how badly they’re getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fuckin’ years ago. They don’t want that.

You know what they want? They want obedient workers. Obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork. And just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it. And now they’re coming for your Social Security money. They want your fuckin' retirement money. They want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street. And you know something? They’ll get it. They’ll get it all from you sooner or later 'cause they own this fuckin' place.

It’s a big club and you ain't in it. You and I are not in the big club. By the way, it’s the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long beating you over the head with their media telling you what to believe, what to think and what to buy. The table is tilted, folks. The game is rigged and nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. Good, honest, hard-working people: white collar, blue collar, it doesn’t matter what color shirt you have on. Good, honest, hard-working people continue — these are people of modest means — continue to elect these rich cocksuckers who don’t give a fuck about them. They don’t give a fuck about you. They don’t give a fuck about you. They don’t care about you at all! At all! At all!

And nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. That’s what the owners count on. The fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue dick that’s being jammed up their assholes every day, because the owners of this country know the truth. It’s called the American Dream, 'cause you have to be asleep to believe it."

-George Carlin

Posted by Tinker on 11/14/2010 at 8:05 PM

Re: “Olbermann suspended from MSNBC

Senator Bernie Sanders Statement on Olbermann Suspension

WASHINGTON--(ENEWSPF)--November 5 - “It is outrageous that General Electric/MSNBC would suspend Keith Olbermann for exercising his constitutional rights to contribute to a candidate of his choice. This is a real threat to political discourse in America and will have a chilling impact on every commentator for MSNBC.

“We live in a time when 90 percent of talk radio is dominated by right-wing extremists, when the Republican Party has its own cable network (Fox) and when progressive voices are few and far between.

“At a time when the ownership of Fox news contributed millions of dollars to the Republican Party, when a number of Fox commentators are using the network as a launching pad for their presidential campaigns and are raising money right off the air, it is absolutely unacceptable that MSNBC suspended one of the most popular progressive commentators in the country.

“Is Rachel Maddow or Ed Schultz next? Is this simply a ‘personality conflict’ within MSNBC or is one of America’s major corporations cracking down on a viewpoint they may not like? Whatever the answer may be, Keith Olbermann should be reinstated immediately and allowed to present his point of view."

Posted by Tinker on 11/05/2010 at 5:48 PM

Re: “A dark and stormy night

Well, that's what the media gets...for blocking out John Gray who's very intelligent and highly qualified and more for the The People and the environment. You blocked John Gray out of fear that it would help John Boozman win. Silly Ass! See? Even without Gray currently, Blanche Lincoln still loses badly Now you get Boozman anyway. Happy now?

Gone to get another glass of rum n' coke...

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Posted by Tinker on 11/02/2010 at 10:08 PM

Re: “Looking for a theme

Interesting to see that even without John Gray, Blanche Lincoln still is losing badly. Media should have brought up Gray more! Too many people won't vote for Gray out of fear that it would help Boozman win. See? This DID NOT help! So I am happy I voted my conscience!

Go, John Gray, Go!!!

Posted by Tinker on 11/02/2010 at 9:59 PM

Re: “Looking for a theme

We're getting John Boozman. Blah!

Posted by Tinker on 11/02/2010 at 9:37 PM

Re: “The Pulaski County early vote

I've been looking for Joyce's winning. Is it over or shall we wait? Has the fat lady sing yet?

Posted by Tinker on 11/02/2010 at 9:35 PM

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