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(VE SU VI US)
“Money can't buy you
happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.”
~ Spike Milligan
-- "In Communism, people exploit people, in Capitalism it's the other
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- Or at least that's what we thought ;) An excellent article on
American 'standard of living' went wrong. It includes many very
I really hope I'm wrong, but I suspect that like
Stephen Stills says, we're just "Buyin' Time
Hey, let's take a vacation and go down to Joe Vitale's "Plantation
(with a little help from Mr.
Joe Walsh on guitar and producer for The Eagles Bill Szymczyk)
"The real owners are the big wealthy business interests that control
things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians,
they're an irrelevancy. 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 statehouses,
the city halls. They've got the judges in their back pockets. And they
own all the big media companies, so that they control just about all of
the news and information you hear. They've 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."
~ George Carlin
"Imagine a man who takes money out of a child's piggy bank
I suppose once Shrub has left office there will
be a litany of complaints about what he and his friends did to this
economically. Perhaps an old Steve Miller song sums it up best:
Go on, "Take The
Enron - to pull off such a scam takes quite a bit of
It's OK, we've still got our Great-Wal-Of-Credit Card!
ohhhh-k.... How about a little music from
Hank Williams, Jr. called "The American
(moving up on 10 Trillion , folks, and that's before the
remember him from the 90's elections when he went on TV holding charts
showing just how bad the economy really
he's done it again with a really good Flash presentation describing
just how deep we've sunk into the outhouse. It's at Perot
. Kudos, Mr. Perot :)
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Mark Fiore animations
New New Deal
Everything you ever wanted to know about the biggest economic meltdown
since the Great Depression but were afraid to ask
right place, but... - says Todd
Watch Mark Fiore's animation, "The Clapper"
Turn Capitalism On And Off!
- a primer on Frog-Backed Securities (or, the AIG story)
Articles on the Economy
Isn’t Inflation, Then What Is?
- Paco Ahlgren writes about the
dangerous effects of the huge increase in the money supply in recent
3rd World USA
- Ron Paul on what the corporate, counterfeiting state has done to us.
The Most World's
Important Unanswered Historical Question: "What Changed in 1800?"
a look at the rise of the industrial age
Riding the Tiger
- He's pulled us up there with him, and the ending
will not be pretty, says Gary North, especially for your retirement.
Establishment Is in Despair
- As it should be, says Gary North, who
has the goods.
: The Coming Sell-Out to the Super Rich and What
It Means for the Rest of Us
Scorns US Funny Money
- Eric Margolis on snake oil on the Potomac,
which has lost its power to fool.
- That cannot be named.
The Truth About The U.S. Economy To Anyone In Three
- it's uggggly, folks
There Is No
- Too late, a politician tells the truth. Gary North on what
to do about your own future.
How To Run a
Federal Budget Surplus
- It's simple, says Gary North.
- Lew Rockwell on "prosperity" through the
Aug. 22, 2009 World
World War II
- I place this article here with the same regard as I would have had
for the newspaper
headline which stated "Dewey Beats Truman" in the 1944 Presidential
election; an historical marker, if you will. I hope I'm wrong,
doubt it ;)
Your Money on a US Recovery
- Cash for Bankers! Cash for
Clunkers! Don't count on a recovery quite yet, says Bill Bonner.
Remus, Stimulus: A Brief History of Monetary Madness
- Jeff Tucker on that classic capitalist flick, Wall
Yes, Your Cash Has Got Us Very 'Stimulated,' Indeed
Obama. Article by Vin Suprynowicz.
If You're Not Petrified, You're Not Paying Attention [VIDEO] - Howard
Davidowitz, who is nothing if not opinionated (and colorful), paints a
very grim picture
- Peter Schiff on what the Fed has done
No, the Free
Market Did Not Cause the Financial Crisis
Jim Quinn - IF
Baby Boomers Going Bust
Taxpayers: The Few. The Proud. The Unprofitable
They Done Us
Wrong: Spending Our Way Into Greater Depression
States: The Largest Ponzi Scheme in the World
- Bill Bonner on
the United States
- Fiat money is the mother of all toxic papers
on Monetary Systems
Biggest Scam In History - the Federal Reserve
Gained Control of America
Violates the U.S. Constitution
Look at the Federal Reserve
could have ever seen this financial mess coming?
We're Not In
The Credit Crunch
my lovely economy
Answer to Slumping Sales
for CEO Failure
Pentagon investigators discovered
in August that a small South Carolina company fraudulently collected
million in shipping costs, including one invoice of $999,798 for
two washers (cost: 19 cents each) to a base in Texas. According to
News, the Defense Department was said to have a policy of automatically
unquestioningly paying shipping bills labeled "priority." [Bloomberg
IT’S A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL
What is the truest definition of Globalization? Princess Diana's death,
why: An English princess, with an Egyptian boyfriend, crashes in a
French tunnel in a
German car with a Dutch engine driven by a Belgian who was drunk on
followed closely by Italian Paparazzi on Japanese motorcycles. She was
treated by an
American doctor using Brazilian medicines.
This was sent to me by an American using Bill Gate’s technology. You're
reading it on your computer with Taiwanese chips and a Korean monitor
Bangladeshi workers in a Singapore plant and transported by Indian
hijacked by Indonesians, unloaded by Sicilian longshoremen and trucked
to you by
That, my friends, is Globalization…
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