I saw most of this interview last weekend, and at the time, I was calming down two very psychotic dogs in my basement: Thunder.
(It happens Al Gore.)
And so, while I was watching this interview, I was almost sold on this guy’s story: Timothy Geithner, was overwhelmingly proud that he had saved the world! Yes, he was very proud of saving the average citizen.
You and I have NO idea how very brave and wise this man is. But he was letting us all know, and promoting his new book, Stress Test, which no doubt is another testimony to how little Timothy saved you and I from living in the mud.
And then he started talking about his amazement at President Obama’s leadership. To little Timmy, Obama was the most effective leader he had ever witnessed in his life. Why…he got everyone to talk for hours, and Obama would let everyone talk. What an amazing man! Incredible that Tim (Blame my tax evasion on TurboTax) Geithner, the x- Federal Reserve Leader, the x-Secretary Treasury of the United States, was in complete awe of this great leader…Obama.
Yes, little Timmy loves the guy who piled up more debt than all previous presidents combined.
(Little Timmy must have had Common Core Math.)
If you are just listening to Tim, and don’t think while you are listening–he is very convincing. But..watch how he NEVER mentions that he made us…the litte “paycheck to paycheck” guy, bail out the banks. And our grandchildren’s grandchildren’s. That’s not important.
In Timmy world, the United States IS the big banks, and the multinational Fortune 500 companies, and the rest of us well…we are basically fodder left behind long ago. But–we can eat Taco Bell thanks to Timmy!
(Thanks so much Timmy–bacon went from $2.99 to $8.99. Ever heard of inflation?)
Look how he denies that we bailed out the banks. It was Wall Street that gambled, trillions, MADE trillions, and that’s all thanks to Timmy. But notice how Mr. Geithner is trying to convince us all that he saved the little guy in America, from unemployment.
It’s almost surreal.
Last time I heard, over 93 million Americans were out of work. HALF the country is not working, and living in poverty, and notice he says nothing about our debt: If that’s Timmy’s idea of success I’d hate to see his failure.
But he HAS done a great thing, to the rich, hasn’t he? Their profits have tripled thanks to Timmy, and if you look at it from his point of view, which is to protect the rich, he did a great job.
Brilliant! Write a book! And how about that TARP? Money that was given to Obama’s donors and Solyndra friends. Solyndra collapsed anyway.
If we include all this debt — public debt, intragovernmental debt, and unfunded liabilities — we currently owe at least $79 trillion, 500 percent of GDP, and perhaps as much as $127 trillion, 800 percent of GDP. Most middle class families don’t have a lot of stocks, bonds or other financial assets. The number one asset of American were their homes, and they were decimated by Timmy.
But hey…we still have Wal-Mart! Thanks Tim.
Mr. Geithner admits it was ‘unpopular’ and in the interview he tells Charlie that politicians don’t see the big picture.. ..they should always listen to the bankers…like him…because he knows better.
Nobody Wins when the Oligarchs work together to suck what’s left out of the country that made them rich, richer. The banking industry is a cartel arrangement overseen by the Federal Reserve and shot through with monopoly, privilege, bailout protection and crooks.
Timothy Geithner might be a hero to his friends in D.C. and Wall Street, and to himself, but this nobody, he’s just another elite, lying, self-serving politician. (His recent picture below.)
Although it’s not much, Obama has done one very good thing while in office: He has trashed the Constitution so much, that millions of people, who had never read the Constitution, actually started paying attention to our nation’s “rule of law’ and then exclaiming…”Whoa. He can’t do that.”
Yes he can, and yes he does. Coming up soon, Obama is about to unconstitutionally sign the next globalist wet dream: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership:
The measure would grant President Obama what is known as “fast track authority” to ram through Congress the Trans-Pacific Partnership with limited debate and no opportunity to propose amendments. The international trade agreement, negotiated largely in secret by the Obama administration, is regarded by globalist free traders as a cornerstone of the emerging “New World Order.” Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TAP, to what is being developed as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP.
The little American nobody businessman is now simply an asterisk on the butt of a fly, sitting on a rock, at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
As I was listening to Rush Limbaugh today, I must admit, I’m happy that he is siding with the people against the Rino’s in the Republican Party at last..because to not do so would be to admit that he does not side with the Constitution. BUT…Rush still thinks the Rino’s just want to stay in power and are silent because they want to be liked. Because Rush is rich himself, and has supported the big businesses of corporate America for so many years, he has trouble seeing the real problem—- Crony Capitalism —which is just another word for globalization. Mark Levine sees it. Rush hasn’t gotten there yet.
Isn’t it usually, all about the money?
“In the colonies, we issue our own money. It is called Colonial Scrip. We issue it in proper proportion to the demands of trade and industry to make the products pass easily from the producer to the consumers. In this manner, creating for ourselves our own paper money, we control its purchasing power, and we have no interest to pay to no one. The colonies would gladly have borne the little tax on tea and other matters had it not been that England took away from the colonies their money, which created unemployment and dissatisfaction. The inability of colonists to get power to issue their own money permanently out of the hand of George III and the international bankers was the prime reason for the Revolutionary war. “
Benjamin was right. But…the old nemesis of John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, got us back in with the international bankers. And you don’t want to mess with the international bankers. If you bring a stick to the fight, they will bring a thousand stealth bombers, loaded with the latest intergalactic planetary death rays.
Case in Point: Abraham Lincoln enraged the Europeans international bankers by abolishing the country’s central bank. In 1862 he issued about $450 million in currency printed with green ink and they were called green backs. It was debt free fiat money. (Assassinated)
Case in Point: Hitler, did the same thing. He did not borrow from the international bankers and he issued his own debt free money, and put the Germans back to work. Within three years, Germany became an economic powerhouse—and this after the horrible depression they had gone through after the first war.
In Mein Kempt he said this:
“The fight against international finance and loan capital has become the most important point in the program of the German national fight for its independence and freedom. “
And then Winston Churchill said this:
(Just pointing out some similarities here…Hitler was a monster, too bad all the assassination attempts did not succeed.)
Case in Point: John F. Kennedy issued $4.2 billion in United States Notes through the U.S. Treasury rather than the Federal Reserve system in 1963. He then took steps to redirect the foreign investment of U.S. Companies. He wanted tax reform eliminating the tax privileges of US based global investment companies, and he wanted to crack down on foreign tax havens. (assassinated)
Americans have bailed out whole countries to save banks. In 2008, George W. Bush saved the banks. Obama did it again….(he still doing it)
Internet commentator Michael Rivero had this to say about the bailouts :
“In short the US government took your jobs, so the banks could take your homes to cover the losses from this gigantic swindle they were caught playing on the whole world. It is wealth confiscation to protect the banks, just like FDR did in 1933 with the gold.”
No one was punished.
Not all Presidents wanted to jump in with the globalists international bankers. President James a Garfield, said this in 1881.
“Whoever controls the volumes of money in our country is absolute master of all industry and commerce…and when you realize that the entire system is very easily controlled one way or another, by a few powerful met at the top you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate. (He was assassinated…two weeks later)
It’s never spoken about by our politicians. We print money to keep the stock market up and the rich making dividends while taking money from the middle class and passing it around to the poor. The plan has been to put all the inventions, the patents, the control, into the big multinational corporations. They now control the majority in Congress and Presidents, who only have to look at history to behave themselves.
Obama will continue the international bankers dream of a New World Order and they will keep us thinking that someday, somehow, the politicians in Washington will truly help that little fly at the bottom of the grand canyon.
So…as Nancy Pelosi says, ‘Embrace the suck’…Which in Nancy Pelosi’s mind is the same as “Bend over America—here comes the rest of the suck and you’re going to like it! ”
Can the poor little nobody fly sitting on a rock, battle the great international arsenal of wealth?
I watched this video last night, and wondered, why we have never heard about some of these events? It’s being reported that not only are our children inferior compared to the rest of the word in math, so are our adults. Nobody Wonders if this absence of math and financial education in our schools is by mandate. The bankers that run the world, do not want the general public to be too smart in these things—–This keeps the rich at the very top, in continuing their greedy interests in secret.
We’ve all heard Ron Paul talk about the Federal Reserve: This video takes you through the banking history of the United States, and explains why the Federal Reserve it at the core of our problems.
While I believe there is more to the wars in the world than just simply greed, after I watched this film, I have to admit, that the first stimulus money…given out by then President George W. Bush in his last days in office—- went to the overseas banking cartels. So by that measure, I take this video seriously.
Having said that, you will be surprised to learn, just how simple it would be to put the United States back on track….
If you can find the time…this is a very interesting, and I’d love to hear from anyone who can point out other ideas from it.
Nobody wants to compare the candidates today. Let’s talk political parties, you are either going to vote democrat or republican on Tuesday.
The day has come, and you are…a democrat. You loved Bill Clinton, and even though even you can see that the country is falling apart, both Obama and Clinton are shouting that the Republicans have destroyed the country, and Mitt will only put us back into depression. It sounds good to you. You are planning to vote for Obama because nothing is his fault.
So, let’s go with that…nothing is his fault.
Here’s what the citizens who vote Democrats just can’t seem to get through their heads. And yes, if you are voting for Obama, I’m talking to you…because most Republicans get this: Half of America…works for the government. Half. That means that the other half has to pay their salaries. (53%) This is BOUND to fail once the government outgrows the private sector, (which it soon will) who by the way, has to also fork over money to the 47 percent of Americans who do NOT work for the government but collect welfare.
(Whatever that welfare might be, or whether they paid into it..the truth is: Whether it’s rightfully owed to you or not…It’s gone. Our politicians spent it all.)
These poor 53% suckers are what’s left of your lifeline to your pensions, your jobs, and your children’s future…and they are about to go under. Hate them if you must, but if I were you, I’d buy them a drink.
Joyanna, you say, Hey…You’re WRONG. I’m a teacher and I pay taxes just like everybody else, I keep the government afloat too!
Right…and uh…if YOUR salary is paid by the private sector, then the taxes taken OUT of that salary has to come from the private sector. If the private man with his little business wasn’t paying such heavy taxes, then YOUR job would not even be there. And when the private sector dies…Then how long do you think you can hold on to that job? Hundreds of towns all over the United States are bankrupt.
I have no idea why the Republicans never make this simple statement, because I honestly think that too many people think a government job is the same as a private sector job.
Here’s the bad news: The people in government make a LOT more money than the people in the private sector. We are now sucking the cherry on the bottom of the glass…the 53% milkshake is almost gone.
When Obama says he wants jobs for the middle class…he means government jobs: Teachers (notice how many more teachers he wants) policemen, firemen,—and those jobs are paid for by the private sector. The more people working for the government, the more people vote democrat, and the more they stay in power.
And that’s why the country has been so damaged. It’s not the big business taking away your country, it’s your welfare state democrats. Don’t believe me? Look across the ocean. Europe is on fire.
The change you thought Obama was going to bring to you, has not come. If you have a a union job, a government job, or you are getting help from the government, you’re happy now and are afraid you will lose it….but you might want to think about voting for a man who will just hand out more of that borrowed money. Every single time he spends money, your job just got closer to being eliminated. After all, in his first term, he has spent more than all the former Presidents combined.
What? The Feds can just print more? Yeah..that’s the idea. You still don’t get it. The 53% suckers are going to have to pay more for everything, AND pay back the Feds.
Even YOUR big pension won’t buy much…if you can hold onto it.
When Mitt Romney spoke of the 47 percent, he spoke the truth. Let’s face it, if you are getting welfare or social security or Medicaid you have been told that Romney has taken that away from you and you are NOT going to vote for him. It’s not that he doesn’t care…he did not say that. Obama said that. He just stated facts. Mitt will try to get more money. Obama plans to kill off old people by not giving them care, so he can get money that way. Obama-not-care. It’s much easier.
Obama has done a fantastic job destroying our country, and he wasn’t alone…Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Raid, all had a big hand in it too.
The cities with the biggest poverty levels have been under democracy for over 50 years look like war zones:
Let’s look at their records.
Detroit, MI Poverty level: 32.5%
Buffalo, N Y .Poverty Level: 31.5%
Cincinnati, OH Poverty Level: 27.8%
Cleveland, OH Poverty Level:27.0%
Miami, FL Poverty Level: 26.9%
St. Louis, MO Poverty Level: 26.8%
El Paso, TX Poverty Level: 26.4%
Milwaukee, WI Poverty Level: 26.2%
“If you divide total federal and state spending by the number of households with incomes below the poverty line, the average spending per household in poverty was $61,194 in 2011.”
Those that receive something for nothing, in theory, get used to their situation. They want it, or better yet for the politicians, they need it to continue and will then re-elect the re-distributors. In modern Baltimore, the (political) machine has exploited class divisions, not ethnic ones. Officials raised property taxes 21 times between 1950 and 1985, channeling the proceeds to favored voting blocs and causing many homeowners and entrepreneurs—disproportionately Republicans—to flee. It was brilliant politics, as Democrats now enjoy an eight-to-one voter registration advantage and no Republican has been elected mayor in 48 years.
Bush was blamed for Katrina, but it was the democratic mayors who were given money for years to fix the dikes, and they spent the money on something else.
People in New York are suffering tonight because they have democrats who did not prepare for the storm. Their Democratic President did not get FEMA prepared.
Our school have been decimated by the democratic unions.
Obama blames Republicans, but the real truth is, it’s the Democrats who caused this depression…it was the CEO’s of Fannie and Freddie and Barney Frank. It was Obama who contnue to bail out Wall Street.
So go ahead,…vote for Obama. But when the city closes down, and your pension gets cut to the bone, you’ll be wondering why the 53% didn’t save you, and you will blame the Republicans.
And I’m sure, Bill Clinton will say…”Hey, at least we have a strong military now!”
Yes, and someday that ‘storng’ military might show right up on your front door….just ask little Elian.
If you vote for Obama, you will someday say, “I wonder whatever happened to the 53%? I sure miss them.”
If I were you, I looked for them down at the local pub..becasue if Obama stays, the only thing left in life to do will be to drink.
Am I the only one who wakes up in the morning, turns on the news and cannot believe that in this 21st century, a prominent man, a man with a Masters degree in business, a man who was a governor, and a CEO of Goldman Saks, can say with a little nod, “I simply do not know where the money is, or why the accounts have not been reconciled to date.” when asked why he lost all his client’s money?
You would have thought he lost his son’s car keys instead of $1.2 billion dollars.
In the 19th century, Jon Corzine, would have gone to prison. Just yesterday a former Senator was sent to prison for trying to sell an old Senate seat so that he could have campaign money. He didn’t HURT anyone but himself, and he’s going to jail now for 14 years.
And yet, Don Corzine takes money of hard working farmers, ranchers, and rural businesses such as grain elevators and feed mills and gambles it on Europe. He took a big risk with money he didn’t have and lost it all. He’s hurt, god knows how many people?
He knew EXACTLY what he was doing, and he got rewarded for it you can be sure.
The farmers were hit hard when they were cut off from the cash in the hedging accounts. This will affect food prices next year, as if they aren’t bad enough now. All he had to say is about that pain is, “I’m sorry.”
Tell me—how would you feel if you went to the bank to get all of your life’s savings and they told you, Well, we just don’t have it. Sorry. Next year, even more people in the world will starve, because Don Corzine “knew nothing.”
Nobody doubts for a minute that he did it on purpose…but why? To destroy the corn belt— the little farmer? To help George Soros? How much did he make from it? When he quit Goldman Saks he took over $ 400 million dollars with him.
But what do you expect? Consider his circle of—I don’t remember, I don’t know, and It depends on what your definition of IS is—friends. Haven’t we watched Bill and Hillary sit before juries and say, “I don’t recall” and “I was not aware” and “We couldn’t know” over and over and over again while being questioned about breaking the law?
Did we not just hear Eric Holder and his master Obama say the very same things about the Fast and Furious guns to Mexico scandal? None of them knew anything. “We didn’t know.”
If a bank robber said–when answering the question: “What did you do with the money you stole?” And if he said, “I’m sorry, I just don’t know.” Would the judge let him go?
They know nothing. And then, they walk away…untouched by any law.
But what do we know about this guy? We do know he spent over 63 MILLION dollars of his own money to become senator of New Jersey.
Let that sink in: $63 million to become a senator of a tiny little state.
He was on a number of committees on Banking, intelligence, Budget, energy, and natural resources. He’s for universal health care, gun control, mandatory preschool, and more taxpayer money for college. He’s for affirmative action and gay marriage. And he was Bill Clinton’s Presidential adviser, and was paying Bill $50,000 a month for some reason. He has also been to most of the Bilderberg meetings.
Stop. Bilderberg means he is in on the global engineering.
So, no matter where the 1$.2 billion dollars went to, one thing is scary. We had major floods year before last, that destroyed many farms in the Midwest. Now, whatever is left of the farmers will disappear.
The government wants to control all food, of course with Monsanto’s help.
One step at a time. Next: guns.
I don’t think the American people can just assume that our leaders are out to help us anymore. The few at the top have all been in the same small circle of power for too many years. And too many are being rewarded every time they bring down our great ecomny. There’s more to this than just pure greed.
When the collapse comes, Gerald Celente says, they will start a war. And then all of them will say:
We just didn’t know this was going to happen!
How much longer are the American people going to keep buying that same old, I know -nothing song?
I pray…not long.
You may not think these two videos are connected, but think again. If we are attacked again, then Obama would certainly put his “citizen’s universal service” plans into place. He would have his own Gestapo of the young, who will have no choice but to do “service” to their “country” which by that time, will be whoever is President. He already has the power to grab complete control, which by the way, was given to President Bush by the passage of the Patriot Act. Any President now, in any emergency….whether economic or otherwise, can take full control, of just about everything.
Is there anyone discussing this right now? Nope.
The reelection strategy of the Obama administration is becoming very clear:
1.. Tie the Republicans to Wall Street. Blame the economy on Wall Street. Send masses to protest.
2. Get your rich friends to support it, and all the state sponsored liberal press.
3. Send your cabinet members to keep trashing the Tea Party, the party who are what’s left of the working and middle class. Tell all the masses of ignorant and poor that it’s the Tea Party that really wants anarchy by getting rid of that government who is taking such good care of them. They are unpatriotic. They are racist, and mean. They don’t care if the little babies starve. Keep repeating the message everywhere.
4. Tell everyone that rich people backed the Tea Party, and that rich people need to pay more. Don’t tell them that the rich people funding the government already get subsidies from Obama and have all their money in offshore accounts. This will lead the small businesses that are left to die with tax burdens, and leave more power concentrated in fewer and fewer hands.
Send bills to Congress, very publicly— bills you know they won’t sign, then dictate your own laws in the name of “saving the country.’ The Congress, will have no power, since you made them impudent with the special Congress you put in place to rule over them. No need to fear Congress anymore. They would never impeach a black President. (Very clever)
Obama holds all the cards— but there are two more to put in place: Cap and Trade, and Universal Citizen Service.
After you watch these video, you must realized that Obama will continue to expand the Presidency’s power to complete and total dictator. He will make laws as he has been doing going through the various other bureaucracies that have been put in place exactly for that reason.
Like…Homeland Security. EPA…and the oldest, the Federal Reserve. All these institutions take their orders from the President. And in the case of the Federal Reserve…he takes orders from them.
Like I have said—cut the head off of the snake. Move to get RID of the Presidency altogether. Make him a King with no power if you like, one to stand around and give parties and come out once a year to say a few words at Christmas. Take ALL his power away. No longer will a President be able to come in and fire all appointed federal judges and put in his own, and “fundamentally chance America” into a dictartorship.
Restore power back to the Congress. Sounds Radical?
Impossible? Jesse Jackson said this recently:
Jackson said that the government (by executive order ) should directly employ the 15 million people who are currently without work.
Comrades, think: What happens if Obama decides to put some of those out-of-work citizens into his homegrown police force? Remember, he wanted that. Sure, he hasn’t talked about it, but you can bet it’s on his list of “things to do.” (see first video) He’s already given amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants by telling the immigration bureau they cannot deport people anymore. He rules, like he says in the video, by going around Congress. You won’t hear another word about it.
Obama’s next task; cap-and-trade. This from Glenn Beck’s site:
Obama’s New EPA Rules will cause Texas to shut down power plants, which will mean that homes could go without power (Lights and even Air Conditioning) in the middle of next year’s 2012 Texas Summer
Congressman Linda Sanchez today, almost made this Nobody want to get up and hit a punching bag. She said–
Tea Party and Republicans are unpatriotic, hate America and are screwing the working class because they don‘t agree with Obama’s policies.
Really? Get rid of the Tea Party, and all those “working class people” will not get their food stamps. Who do they think pays for them, Obama?
Them’s fighting words: But…instead of letting MS Raza Sanchez drag us down into the cockfight, I suggest we follow the old democratic play book: Find Obama’s mistress, and splash her face and story everywhere.And then watch Bill Clinton come out to defend him.
He is a family man you say? He doesn’t have a mistress?
The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn…Alvin Toffler
(Nobody was thinking about this today because I learned from my friend, that two doors down from her house, a man went out to his front yard, and shot himself. He had been searching for a job for two years. He leaves behind a wife and two kids.)
Just before Obama’s job speech this upcoming week, we find out, that the United States Post office might have to close for the winter. It is $8.5 billion in the hole, mainly due to the fact that 80% of its expenses are due to union labor costs. Layoffs are coming, (they want to lay off 220,000) and since the Post Office has bought many blacks into the middle class, under Obama, they are going to lose big time.
They want Congress to bail them out. (More than likely, they will)
So…where’s Jesse Jackson? Maybe he’s not saying much because they are thinking about letting the Post Office deliver beer and wine to your door to make money, and Jesse’s son (plural?) got very lucrative Budweiser dealerships in Chicago…because Jesse was threatening just about everyone under the CEO sun with race extortion during the Clinton years.
Drinking is a very popular pastime during any depression, and so, they are thinking ahead.
The P.O. still delivers around three billion pieces of mail a day, so what gives? Like most governmental branches, billions of dollars were lost to overpaid employees pension fund.
For most of the United States history when you made money, you could put it in your bank account, and no one touched it but you. It took a judge to grab it, but if you did not break the law, you knew, it was safe.
While the invention of the internet has been as big of a benefit as the invention of the light bulb— there are setbacks.
For one…nobody writes anymore. Many of our schools are not even teaching cursive. And it’s not just us. The Chinese are so good at texting, millions of Chinese kids can only text, they are not learning to write Chinese.
So, this is the change…less study, therefore, less knowledge. There is incredible value in teaching how to write cursive. Hand to eye coordination for one. But, it will be lost to the future generations who will only need to know how to ‘learn’ according to Alvin.
Tell me, what can you ‘learn’ without reading? How to re-cycle? How do you type if you can’t read? Someone should stuff this man in a time capsule and keep him in China. (I’m sorry, Alvin gets under my fingernails, like dirt. I like to pick at him.)
But, this is what bugs me the most about this great “change.”
If you can’t pay your bills anymore by check, then you will have to let, all your bills be paid online. Paying by the ever disappearing US mail will of course, triple the overdue fines. All these people, who once could never reach into your personal pocket will be able to just, whenever they want, take money out of your account. I’m bombarded every single day with “Save a TREE! Pay Online.”
Uh…no thanks. I’d rather plant a few trees…tell Al.
When the Post office closes we will all be forced, not to pay what we want when we want, and how MUCH we want— but to have minions of businesses and governmental agencies grab what they feel they deserve.
Cash will disappear. It’s happening now.
For instance: anyone who has been charged some ungodly medical bill knows how the hospitals want their money NOW.
“You had an MRI..took 15 minutes. Cost $10.000.” You have a job. (making $35,000 a year) Pay half this week.”
If you did not have control, they would just wipe your bank account off the map.
You know it. I know it. But the kids, they haven’t figured it out yet. They are being programmed that a company having access to your bank account is just so EASY! Isn’t it wonderful? Hey kids! Computing is cool. You don’t even have to write a check!
It’s the future!
Tell me, when you get a back statement, and you pay maybe ten dollars over the limit each month, what’s to keep some credit card company from grabbing fifty dollars more?
And if you protest, what? Are you going to wait weeks before its resolved?
When the Post Office goes, we will lose freedom. Freedom to control our own money.
And think about it, maybe that what they want. God forbid we get hit with a EMP, as they seem to think we will be. We will all have to trade for food.
Twenty Years ago Alvin Toffler predicted just that. He said that in the future money would be gone. We’d all go back to “trading” whatever we had. Think of it:
“I’ll mow your lawn if you give me some of those cucumbers neighbor!”
And Alvin calls that …progress, that we need to ‘learn’ to accept.
“We need to train thousands of young people in the perspectives and techniques of scientific futurism, inviting them to share in the exciting venture ofmapping probable futures.”
The Future Shock thesis presents people as being ‘overwhelmed’ by change to a point of widespread dysfunctionality that might cause widespread social breakdown, so it is said. Mmmmm….I’d like to overwhelm some Future Shock authors.
Benjamin Franklin started the first Post Office in Philadelphia on July 26, 1775 by decree of the Second Continental Congress. If Ben had read Alvin’s previous quote he would have said.,
“Half the truth is often a great lie.”
Technology is our future…but it can also be our destruction. Like the gun in a serial killer’s hand, or a nukes in Ahmadinejad’s hand, or all the money in the control of the banks— in the wrong hands…it can be deadly.
As the wife of the poor man who shot himself now knows.
This week, nobody can compete or even compare imperfections with our own Wizard of Hogwarts Economics, Timothy Geithnor. Mr. Geithner holds the fine title of being the first Secretary of the United States Treasury to cause the fine AAA credit that we have managed to keep since 1917, to downgrade.
Of course, he did not do this remarkable feat all by himself— but he has made himself the laughing stock not only of all Chinese children, but everyone else in the world, and also, no doubt, most of Hogwarts.
Why? Because in April of this year he insisted that in no way was there any “risk” that the United States would be downgraded by anyone. (see video)
On the other side of the coin (hopefully yours is gold) we have a young man from Fullerton, California, who decided one day to put his semen in some lovely co-workers’s water bottle. I’m not sure what he was trying to do: make her gag, or maybe see if his DNA was strong enough to grow his child inside her stomach: With the sexual education being taught these days in our schools, one can never be too sure. Something tells me, she wouldn’t go out with him.
And who could blame her? He looks like he would drown little puppies in his morning milk. This was reported:
Superior Court Judge Walter Schwarm, who earlier sentenced Michael Kevin Lallana, 32, to 180 days in jail for two misdemeanor battery convictions, said Lallana needs to reimburse his victim for therapy and loss of wages after she left her employment following the incidents. And now he has to pay $27,410.80 in restitution.
If Mr. Kevin lived here in St. Louis, just last week he could have gone down to his local courthouse and for just $100 dollars he could have had all his misdemeanors forgiven. He should live here if he wants to keep being a pervert, but then..Nobody’s Perfect.
(And by the way….how did they come up with the 80 cents? Was that the price of the ruined bottles? )
Yes, Kevin went to jail for just the action of putting his semen into a ladies bottle, but Timothy Geithner so far, has seen no jail time whatsoever for robbing billions of people around the earth of their retirment funds. I wish he would have just gotten out a water bottle, squirted, and saved us all a lot of heartache.
Nobody Gets EMAIL!
When it comes to stealing money…nobody does it better than our own politicians.
I just opened this, and so, to my readers it goes to enjoy!
(Thanks to amfortas)
Let me confess: I LOVE my debit card. Yes, I remember the old days, back when men were men, and women washed diapers by hand…when you had to carry all that nasty cash around in your pocket. When you were at the store, you had to get out your wallet, and pull out the ten or twenty, and then you got change. SOME of us actually remember that.
Somewhere around the end of the twentieth century, even finding the correct change to give the cashier would get you at least five dirty looks from the people standing behind you. So, most people came home and threw the change in a big jar, heaven forbid they should hold up ANY line. This small change would later would put their sons through college.
Ha! Never again!
The women got the worst of it back then, because the men will only carry the bills. No man wants to be seen with a big LUMP in their pockets, (unless of course, you are a Weiner) which meant the women had to put all the coins, pennies, and quarters in her purse. It was the original “trickle down” concept to which later, Ronald Reagan based his financial budget policy on. The man spent the money, (Okay, we give them the credit for earning it…) and then the woman took all those drips of nickels and dimes that trickled down to her…and hid them from the man, Then, she would take those big jars, and use the money to buy clothes and shoes, which she also hid.
Are you kidding? Women are reincarnated squirrels. This secret hoarding went on for years. The last thing a man will do is venture into a woman’s closet, least you get caught admiring a dress.
Notice, I said…”Man”
If you didn’t have any money on you, you wrote a check. This got at least TEN people behind you wanting to shove you in a cart and roll you into the frozen food section. Remember, checks USED to be issued free to bank customers. Some banks even threw in toasters and guns for your business!
HA! Never again!
Now, you have to buy your checks, at triple-inflationary prices!
But, something HAD to be done about all this free cash floating around, sooooo, one day, someone at some bank decided, why not make a “debit” card so that the poor people wouldn’t have to stand in line anymore? They could just flick the one card through the machine, and the machine would say “ok!” and you were on your way, leaving lots of room in women’s purses for hair spray, dog treats, fashionable shoes, workout clothes, and baby wipes.
Did you ever wonder why the women now are fatter? It’s because they stopped dragging around bags full of heavy coins. “We have to give up something for progress.” said the bankers.
And the bankers were right. Now, a whole nation is hooked on debit cards. It’s easy, it’s fun, it’s so fast….and we can spend as much as we want and even more, and to make things even greater, we can go online to our bank accounts and see ALLLLLLLLLL the money we spent and how much it cost, and what we bought…and somewhere in cyberspace anyone can see just what where we bought it, and if there was sex involved.
You think the empty water bottles are a problem? It doesn’t even compare to the trail of every transaction being done every minute of the day. Yes, a huge paper trail of debit card transactions dominate the universe.
Nobody Thinks the great records of every transaction every man and women in the world have made, are hidden in Las Vegas, and under Harry Reid’s beck and call to sell this important information to the highest bidder—which is China. What? Do.you think we only sold them our garbage?
And now that they know everyone LOVES their debit card, it’s time to tax it every time you use it.
To make things fair, our bankers have decided that if you are a millionaire and buy a yacht for $250,000, and use your debit card…that transaction will only cost you 23 cents. (if our Congress has its way) And if you are a mere nobody, and want to buy a Slurpee at your local quickie mart for 99 cents, that transaction will cost you…23 cents.
It’s the hope and change that Obama promised!
Once again, the banks are NOT going to make much money off the millionaires, they aren’t millionaire for nothing you know, how do you think they got that way? Our “government” buttheads have to come up with some way to “tax’ the people.
The rich guys who own them, said, “You’d better figure out a way FAST, to save the banks!” Yes, the banks are in trouble—which means less money for the people who need lots of it. People are paying off their credit cards and the great profit from credit card fees is dwindling.
So, in comes the Federal Reserve: To save the merchants, it will price freeze the cost that the credit cards like Visa and MasterCard can charge them for each transaction. The banks will lose a big bulk of money, and so..they will charge you now for using a debit card. In other words, for using your own money. Pass the loss onto the customer.
No more toasters, no more crooks, no more banker’s dirty books.
Think: how many times a day do you use your debit card? On a average shopping day, I can go up to six to seven stores, that’s another $1.61 that the bank makes off me. I figure if I use my debit care just every other day, the bank will make around $300 dollars a year. Multiply that by 300 million and they make…
Now see, this is the problem. I can’t use my $1.00 calculator that I bought at the dollar store with my debit card to do this math. And that’s what they are counting on.
The little banks will be hurt by this, BECAUSE, many people will just take money out of their banks again and start paying cash. They will hide their money in grandma’s old underwear drawer. And those little banks will lose money, but the bigger banks, will have Uncle Bernanke to bail them out.
Like I said, I LOVE my debit card, but if the Feds get their way again, I’m going back to my hoarding, squirrely ways. And I know LOTS of places to hide my money.And if you come into my house looking for it, I’m saving you the trouble. My grandma is dead, and I… don’t wear underwear.
HA! Never Again!
Just like his old buddy Bill Clinton before him, ‘President’ Obama took his good old sweet time condemning that talented terrorist, Muammar Gaddafi (or Gaddhafi, or as I prefer to call him…Gollum Mooointhemud) Liberals never get in the way of a good massacre. How many time did we hear Bill Clinton say—Well, I DO feel bad about Rwanda…we just couldn’t do anything.? Later we learned how many lovely acres of prime real estate that his good buddies from the Lippo Group owned in Rwanda….but that’s another blog. But let’s face it, when it comes to making deals with terrorists….
When George W. Bush was President, he made a deal with Gaddafi, even after it was proven that he masterminded the death of over 270 people, (And the numbers increase as we speak.) That’s okay— what was important was that he promised not to pursue nuclear weapons. And so, the Prime Minister of England let an old guy faking illness, (Magrahi) the killer of those poor people, go home to a hero’s welcome…in exchange of course for oil rights. When justice has to prevail, our big Western leaders play the hand of…so what? Soooooo…
When Sting– (you remember him…Sting– British singer) says the West “should start treating the Arab culture (in) a better way. ” Really? How’s that?
What “better way” we should treat them? After all, they are let into our country with no serious screenings, and then we get Ft. Hood, tennis shoe bombers, underwear bombers, I just want to blow up George Bush’s house bombers, and it’s as if…
9/11…BUT…good news! There is one man who is….
Check out how Allen West handles this “CAIR” guy. (see video) This guy is great. I love it. We need to fill up the halls of Congress with men like this.
That according to the Wall Street Journal, the Federal Reserve caused the inflation that lead to higher food prices, which lead to the horrible riots and uprising in the Middle East. Bill Clinton is telling the farmers maybe they should grow more corn, and cut back on that ethanol production. Gee…Bill just can’t pass up a good husk, can he?
And back here at home, we have our own “union” problems. Half the people are paying for the health care and pensions for the other half of the people, and there is no money left. If the unions win…sooner or later, there will be a lot of really mad people. And while the Democrats are mad becase they lost the elections, they have just decided to go to another state when they are losing—sooooooo…
So–what if this new democratic play of– “If I don” get my way, I’ll just take my ball and go hide! Nah!!!” , travels up to the halls of Congress and nothing ever gets done? (I know, so what’s new about that, Joyanna?)
Have no fear…good men and women with True Grit, like Allen West, are coming to save the day! You wanted a GOOD ending, didn’t you? Nobody is as hopeful as me.