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Wolves control both government and business

 
 
Reply Sun 11 May, 2008 02:02 pm
We saw when the Republicans controlled Congress, the Supreme Court and stole the White House, there was a dictatorship that changed the rules i.e. watered down regulations, stifled scientific opinion and started an illegal war. Their colors are evident in the subprime meltdown, Enron's creative book-keeping and Halliburton contracts. The wolves move in those circles. The regulations were ignored or watered down so the wolves in business suits could raid the treasury and the rip off the public with bad securities. Business mergers also helped. It is ironic that Bill Clinton allowed those business mergers in the financial and the mass media sectors. The Republican controlled mass media is certainly giving Hillary the business.
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blueflame1
 
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Reply Sun 11 May, 2008 02:09 pm
Yup.
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OGIONIK
 
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Reply Sun 11 May, 2008 04:49 pm
GEORGE BUSH : USA'S MONEY trillions spent
HIS MONEY " billions aquired.
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hanno
 
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Reply Sun 11 May, 2008 05:47 pm
I keep hearing like there's some inherent virtue in innocence - the problem ain't that the movers and shakers are too mean, if ours weren't someone else's (although it'd be a cold day in hell before Mexico steps up to the plate) would be, it's that the populace ain't mean enough...
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OGIONIK
 
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Reply Sun 11 May, 2008 05:51 pm
EXACTLY, IM WKLKIN THRU THE MALL WITH MY DAD AND THE SALESMEN STOP HIM AND HE STOPS AND SAYS NO THANK YOU TO EACH ONE OBVIOUSLY CAUGHT IN their "politeness" trap, i was like bro stfu we got **** to do , sell to someone else" (stfu pronounced literally)

he acted all mad and i was like, hey you picked the job , lets go dad.




He doesn't stop to respond to them anymore.


One thing about my dad he might be ignorant, but he got a big ol bear heart.
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woiyo
 
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Reply Mon 12 May, 2008 06:11 am
Re: Wolves control both government and business
talk72000 wrote:
We saw when the Republicans controlled Congress, the Supreme Court and stole the White House, there was a dictatorship that changed the rules i.e. watered down regulations, stifled scientific opinion and started an illegal war. Their colors are evident in the subprime meltdown, Enron's creative book-keeping and Halliburton contracts. The wolves move in those circles. The regulations were ignored or watered down so the wolves in business suits could raid the treasury and the rip off the public with bad securities. Business mergers also helped. It is ironic that Bill Clinton allowed those business mergers in the financial and the mass media sectors. The Republican controlled mass media is certainly giving Hillary the business.


Get back on your meds!!!
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Ramafuchs
 
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Reply Fri 30 May, 2008 02:30 pm
"The biggest political issue receiving no attention by the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates is the powerful plutocracy that has captured the government to produce rising economic inequality.



Both major parties have enabled, promoted and supported this Upper Class plutocracy. Myriad federal policies make the rich super-rich and the powerful dominant in both good and bad economic times. Meanwhile, despite elections, the middle class sinks into one big Lower Class as the plutocracy ensures that national prosperity is unshared.



Why no attention? Why no explicit reference to a plutocracy that makes a mockery of American democracy? Simple answer: because both major parties and their candidates are subservient to numerous corporate and other special interests that use their money and influence to ensure that their elitist priorities prevail. Make no mistake. Barack Obama with all his slick rhetoric is just as much a supporter and benefactor of this Upper Class plutocracy as Hillary Clinton and John McCain.

One of the biggest delusions of Americans is that if they retain their constitutional rights that they still live in a country with a working democracy. Wrong. American democracy is delusional because the two-party plutocracy makes citizens economic slaves. This represses political dissent. It is 21st century tyranny. Two-party presidential candidates, unlike our nation’s Founders, lack courage to fight and revolt against domestic tyranny. Placebo voting distracts citizens from the political necessity of fighting the plutocracy.



Economic data show the plutocracy’s assault on American society. Consider these examples.



The top 20 percent of households earned more, after taxes, than the remaining 80 percent in 2005, while the topmost 1 percent took home more than the bottom 40 percent.



No American state has seen the gap between rich and poor widen faster than Connecticut. From 1987 through 2006, the top fifth of the state’s households saw their incomes increase by 44.8 percent, after inflation. Incomes for the bottom fifth fell 17.4 percent. On the other coast, just three of every 1,000 Californians in 2005 reported at least $1 million in income. But they got $213 of every $1,000 Californians earned in 2005 income. The state’s top 1 percent – average income $1.6 million – pay 7.1 percent of their incomes in income, sales, property, and gas taxes. The poorest fifth of California households pay 11.7 percent.



Real hourly wages for most workers have risen only 1 percent since 1979, even as those workers' productivity has increased by 60 percent. Higher efficiency has rewarded business executives, owners and investors, but not workers. What's more, American workers now work more hours per year than their counterparts in virtually every other advanced economy, even Japan, and without universal health care.



A typical hedge fund manager makes 31 times more in one hour than the typical American family makes in a year. In 2007, the top 50 hedge fund income-earners collected $29 billion – an average of $581 million each. John Paulson took home $3.7 billion from his hedge fund labors. These figures do not count profits from selling shares in their companies. Importantly, hedge fund players contributed nine times more to the Senate Democratic fundraising arm than they gave to Senate Republicans in 2007.



In 2009, Americans who make over $1 million a year will save an average $32,000 from the Bush tax cuts on capital gains and dividends. The average American household will save $20.



Between 1986 and 2005, the income of America’s top 1 percent of taxpayer jumped from 11.3 to 21.2 percent of the national total. Their federal income taxes dropped from 33.13 percent of total personal income in 1986 to 23.13 percent in 2005. From 2001 to 2008, the net worth of the wealthiest 1 percent grew from $186 billion to $816 billion.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19999.htm
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fishin
 
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Reply Fri 30 May, 2008 02:43 pm
Re: Wolves control both government and business
talk72000 wrote:
We saw when the Republicans controlled Congress, the Supreme Court and stole the White House, there was a dictatorship that changed the rules i.e. watered down regulations, stifled scientific opinion and started an illegal war. Their colors are evident in the subprime meltdown, Enron's creative book-keeping and Halliburton contracts. The wolves move in those circles. The regulations were ignored or watered down so the wolves in business suits could raid the treasury and the rip off the public with bad securities. Business mergers also helped. It is ironic that Bill Clinton allowed those business mergers in the financial and the mass media sectors. The Republican controlled mass media is certainly giving Hillary the business.


Your ignorance of recent history is simply astounding...
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blueflame1
 
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Reply Fri 30 May, 2008 02:44 pm
"From 2001 to 2008, the net worth of the wealthiest 1 percent grew from $186 billion to $816 billion." Wow. Well Bushie coulda never done it without the strongarm of the corporate fascist mainstream media. A little anthrax in the mail helped too.
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Ramafuchs
 
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Reply Fri 30 May, 2008 03:51 pm
"With so much attention given to Bush, the people are failing to confront the root cause of which George W. Bush is but a single manifestation: the sociopolitical system that put the present criminal regime in power.

Beyond capitalism, other destructive paradigms are operating to produce a hybridized and even more virulent form of economics. One might call it hyper capitalism. This explains why the American form of capitalism is so much more destructive than most of its European counterparts. For example, most European workers enjoy a shorter work week, higher wages, and have more paid vacation than do American workers; and most of them have union representation and, therefore, more and better benefits. In Germany, even Wal-mart is unionized.

One of these harmful paradigms that interact synergistically with capitalism is the idea of American exceptionalism: the persistent belief that America knows best and everything we do is good for the world. This synergism is tinged with powerful elements of racism, sexism, and other belief systems that are rooted in bigotry, hate, and religious intolerance. It is this lethal combination that gave rise to the concept of Manifest Destiny. It was these paradigms that attempted to sweep the continent clean of its indigenous population, and is blowing across the planet, touching ground in the Middle East and beyond like a violent cyclone.

What is so exasperating to many of us is that the corruption of the political system is widely understood and yet so little is done about it. The people continue to participate in it; they continue to vote in the absence of meaningful choice and they continue to support it with their taxes. There have been peace marches and other forms of token protest, but they have had little bearing on the continuing policies of economic disparity, environmental destruction, and imperial war that are prominent features of American capitalism. "

http://www.dissidentvoice.org/2008/05/pain-and-conscience/
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hanno
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jun, 2008 08:22 pm
I was reading a thing the other day - the semi-mythical founder of Sparta was called Lycurgus or 'wolf-worker'. Interesting character, set up the whole militaristic thing, dedicated a small statue to laughter, then, work completed, starved himself to death. I'm thinking about the suffix 'urgus' as per in 'metallurgy' - obviously it's out of place among other sciences as 'ology's, owing I guess to it's age among them and all that, so thinking back, I'd take 'worker' to be in the sense of 'driver', 'wright/smith' or 'engineer/expert'. Anyway, wolf-worker ladies and gentlethangs, not wolf-castrator, wolf-moralizer, or wolf-whiner.

The world isn't run by eunuchs and saints. I don't want ball-less high-minded politicos and I'm not naive enough to think they'll all be good lads. Even if they are good lads there's no absolutes, we'd disagree just the same and either way it ain't their job to bring in the harps and puffy-clouds, that's us, they're just civil-servants. Rammy thinks it's their job because deep down in side, underneath all the poetry, he's a fascist - thinks he knows for everyone and wants to put the screws down. A world where people do their own thing for better or worse is an insult to him because whatever kindof self he's built is built in and of a test-tube compared to the USA. Our bums and derelicts, tragically threatened species though they are, live lives of greater meaning than Rammy's countrymen because they are as close to the real-side as anyone can get - like lions in the wild compared to those in a zoo.

A constitution written in stone and diminished-scope-of-activity to keep the G in line along with a little self-determining impulse from my fellow Americans would be nice, but either way I ain't going to whiz my pants and preach about it like I'm running for pope.
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jun, 2008 05:24 am
Re: Wolves control both government and business
talk72000 wrote:
Wolves control both government and business


They also protect the sheep.
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rabel22
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jun, 2008 06:25 pm
Since when dose being eaten constitute protection?
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jun, 2008 06:40 pm
rabel22 wrote:
Since when dose being eaten constitute protection?


Are you talking about Bill and Monica?
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rabel22
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jun, 2008 06:54 pm
Im talking about wolves and sheep.
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hanno
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jun, 2008 05:15 am
H2O_MAN wrote:
rabel22 wrote:
Since when dose being eaten constitute protection?


Are you talking about Bill and Monica?


Ha!
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