A time capsule of the greatest financial mania in the history of mankind, told in real-time by regular folks and patriots. May future generations better understand the madness of crowds, and how power and money corrupt.
Do you think Americans are waking up to the fact that they've been had?
Not a chance, Keith. They'll always be stupid, check this out:(AP)Giuliani's protégé accused of tax fraud and corruptionA former political protégé of Rudy Giuliani who rose from being his driver to be chief of the New York Police and nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security surrendered to the authorities last night to face corruption and tax fraud charges.But Mr Kerik's fall has been as dramatic as his rise. No sooner had President George Bush – on the urging of Mr Giuliani – chosen him as his nominee in 2004 to head the Homeland Security Department than questions about his past began to surface. Mr Kerik created deep embarrassment by withdrawing himself from contention a few days later, citing possible tax problems related to the hiring of a nanny.Yesterday, Mr Kerik was indicted on 16 counts alleging that he failed to report more than $500,000 in income, did not report on a loan, and failed to pay taxes on the nanny. He pleaded not guilty. Mr Giuliani has been dogged for months about the Kerik case, in particular about the degree to which he was aware of Mr Kerik's ethical difficulties before he promoted him to the jobs in his mayoral administration and recommended him to the White House for Homeland Security.Last year, Mr Kerik pleaded guilty to misdemeanour charges in a state court that he had accepted $165,000 (£83,000) worth of free renovations to his apartment from a contracting company with ties to the Mafia which had sought his help in winning city contracts. The deal was not enough to deflect federal prosecutors, who base their charges on wider allegations of wrongdoing.Like I said before, the Republican crooks are not done yet with your wallet. So you idiots keep waving that flag while the GOP and Bush cronies steal your money and your future.
I don't remember where I read it, but I agree: Most people don't change their attitude until they are hit hard in the belly - foreclosure, job loss, these are the things that make people "waking up". If our doomsayers are correct (and I fear they are), many Americans will wake up.
Americans are too dumb to know they've been had
People keep comparing Bush to Hitler. I disagree. The Bush White House actually reminds me of the Romanovs who were overthrown by the Bolsheviks. Tsar Romanov was a gross incompetent who lost Russia's war to Germany, and who also lost the bulk of the Russian Navy to Japan during the Russo-Japan War.So if Bush is Tsar Nikolas Romanov, who is the Rasputin? Some say Karl Rove, others say Paul Wolfowitz. I'm willing to bet it's someone we've never heard of before.Are you getting the picture?Iraq = GermanyUS 5th fleet wiped out by Iranian 'sunburn'and 'kitchen missiles = Russian navy ambushed by Japaneese navy.Tsar Nikolas paves the way for the Soviet Bolsheviks = Bush paving the way for the Hillary Clintonistas.
Anonyous 1 has it so right. Here is the GOP front runner, proclaimed winner by the MSM. A guy that shafted the fire department with crappy comunication systems yet he is the hero?!? This little turd is a guy who will make the Bush/Cheny dictatorship look mild. Corruption is his middle name. Bernie Kerik was in the mafia's pocket yet he made millions in partnership with Giuliani. But the guy is given a free pass. How in the hell is he the front runner?!? Hie policies mirror Bush's- worst president ever. When he bottoms out, then I will be lieve people have woken up.
We've created a society of sheeple. That being said, they are not dumb and while they may have to learn things the hard way because our system is designed to promote ignorance, Americans are very resilient and will bounce back and do the right thing, e.g go for a 3rd party canidate.
Gradually, more and more are waking up. More of my conservative friends are critical of Bush and the GOP, more are talking about Ron Paul, more are talking about inflation, the housing bubble, etc. It's a slow process, but it's happening. By the way, a lot of people are being punched in the gut right now.
All of you conservatives deserve a big swift kick in the butt. I am sick of hearing it that maybe we were wrong about the man that we put into office twice and has done so much damage on your watch that it'll take a hundred years to undo all the damage. You idiots could not wait to impeach a man that lied about having an affair but yet lying about affairs is standard operating procedure in half your candidates Giuliani, Newt, etc., you are homophobic yet half of mega church ministers and congressmen are in the closet, you'll believe anything your told (e.g. weapons of mass destruction and swift boat ads). You know, I could go on and on and on with the hypocrasies of the Republican party. Why don't you get your heads out of your asses and look around at your party. Your policies are based on fear and prejudice toward others. Is that something to be proud of. Parties that have self-serving foundations tend to fall in on itself. Quit blaming others and look at yourselves.. Honestly ... if that is possible.
You forgot Rush Limbaugh and Jim Cramer.
"People keep comparing Bush to Hitler. I disagree. The Bush White House actually reminds me of the Romanovs..."I don't see the connection to the Romanovs. Instead, I see both the Clinton's and the Bush's as thinking more towards an Aryan race. i.e. I heard Bill Clinton speak the other day (YouTube) and he sounded like he was reviving the "final solution" but swapping the Jews for Islamo-Fascists. Clinton also talked about the depletion of the world's resources-- something that the Germans struggled with and something that caused them to fight for oil and coal.I don't think that people will understand "why they were had" because few people see the true motivations of people-- fighting over resources; Everyone I know is obsessed with seeing the good side of things because it's sedative and their desired identy.
no, not yet......give it time.
If there remains anyone who can't understand that the 9/11 attacks were indeed "fake attacks" conducted by a secret section of the GOP Bush administration, then they'll never be able to understand anything.
In the end, people always vote with their wallet which is why I believe Ron Paul is for real. Even though things are very lopsided right now between the haves & have nots, the have nots still outnumber the haves. And by voting time, there will be even more have nots. My concern is that when you look at the widespread manipulation of markets & corruption at the top levels of government, why should I think that an election would be any different. I just hope that whoever the next President is, hasn't already been decided. I really want to believe Ron Paul can win, but I have my doubts about the voting system. In my opinion, they have already decided that its going to be Hillary. Remember Hillary's views on the Fed: "I would not get involved, I would let them do their job."
Hello. I do not think people are paying attention, given that things like this continue to happen:http://tinyurl.com/3283sd
Kerik and probably Giuliani represent good old-fashioned heartwarming American corruption. The kind the democrats used to build and rule all the major cities from New York to Chicago. This is the kind of road-building, brother-in-law construction contract corruption which build America during its period of greatness and gave us great documentary movies like The Godfather. Bush&Co. represent a whole new kind of corruption that has never been seen in this country before. A corruption that loots the entire nation so the super-rich can move their assets out, a corruption hidden behind the flag-waving and no-bid contracts in faraway and hidden places, and a corruption which will destroy the economy and the middle-class. This is the corruption which will define the collapse of the American empire abroad and the American dreams at home. Kerik doesn't begin to have the smarts to play in this league.
RE: Do you think Americans are waking up to the fact that they've been had?Yes.However, most Americans are disgustingly hopefully and optimistic and believe that the situation will improve soon. They are still fooled by financial hocus pocus, corporate accounting tricks as well as government lies and cover-ups.But rising taxes, soaring prices, business insolvency and the inability of government to provide "entitlements" will finally get their attention. America's financial situation will only get worse and worse as the American dream becomes a nightmare.Will a desperate, insolvent nation wage even bigger wars and continue stealing the resources that it can not afford from other countries?Of course, the answer is yes.V.L.
I was in Brook Brothers and I heard a Boomer clerk loudly taking about his common stock retirement, and how the majority of his money was in common stock. Since I have never met a Boomer who did not believe in Wall Street, I did not advise him that perhaps he was too old to be in common stock and need to be in safe investments, not gambling ponzi schemes. People do not listen until they have to listen, often when it is too late.
The see the DailyKooks crowd is up early today. It probably the same one or two DemoRat trolls posting the same thing over and over on every topic. Look at Willian Jfferson the cold cash DemoCrook from Louisiana who was re-elected even AFTER the FBI found rolls of cash from bribes in his freezer. Then you have a murderous thug like Ted Kennedy re-elected to the Senate every year. Hitlary Clintoon making millions off of cattle deals? Her husband sleazy Willie giving a pardon to billionaire tax evader Marc Rich after his wife donates millions to the Clintoons. Now that's what you call honesty.
I sure am glad FDR created Social Security. I don't have to worry about saving up for retirement now. It's a great time to buy.
I guess all those Dumbocrats in the California and SoFla were listening to Bush when they went out and got those option ARMs? Typical Dumbocrats always blame someone else for their own stupidity and greedy failures.
Who is that bald guy with the President?
Anonymous said... If there remains anyone who can't understand that the 9/11 attacks were indeed "fake attacks" conducted by a secret section of the GOP Bush administration, then they'll never be able to understand anything. November 10, 2007 2:01 PM<<<i wonder what happened to all those people that were on those planes that took off from boston that morning of 911? since they made a switch at cleveland, i would assume that they were terminated as loose ends and witnesses that the beast did not want to have walking around. the planes that took off from boston that morning were not the same ones that flew into the wtc.
FlyingMonkeyWarrior said... Who is that bald guy with the President? November 10, 2007 6:57 PM<<<that's hank paulson, the present secretary of the treasury, and the ears and eyes of goldman sachs so that he can tell them which way the wind is blowing so they can adjust their puts and shorts, etc and make some mad money...since he used to be the chairman of goldman sachs, one would assume it is the only thing he can do for his former company alma mater. he grew up as a very poor lad in palm beach, eating polk salad and picking up cans on the side of the road for extra coins....
i think it is not by accident that our little buddy, kerik has suddenly fallen on bad times. perhaps the beast is telling giuliani in ways that he can surely understand , that we made you and we can break you, so don't go getting the big head there cross dresser....we control you and you do what we say or something bad can happen to you too...
Anonymous said... FlyingMonkeyWarrior said... Who is that bald guy with the President? November 10, 2007 6:57 PM<<< that's hank paulson, the present secretary of the treasury, and the ears and eyes of goldman sachs so that he can tell them which way the wind is blowing so they can adjust their puts and shorts, etc and make some mad money...since he used to be the chairman of goldman sachs, one would assume it is the only thing he can do for his former company alma mater. he grew up as a very poor lad in palm beach, eating polk salad and picking up cans on the side of the road for extra coins....**************Thanks anon. I have also seen his pic on Market Ticker.I get it, another "pig man" shill. ugh.
DemoCrook Senator Chuck Schumer teams up with Bernanke to raise Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac loan limit to $1 million. These GSE's were created to help the middle class afford homes. Now taxpayers will be subsidizing million dollar homes. Thanks FDRhttp://tinyurl.com/2bzhqf
i wonder what happened to all those people that were on those planes that took off from boston that morning of 911? since they made a switch at cleveland, i would assume that they were terminated as loose ends and witnesses that the beast did not want to have walking around. the planes that took off from boston that morning were not the same ones that flew into the wtc.The kooks are out en masse this morning.
Not as long as they can buy useless crap at Target or China-mart or anywhere else, they won't care (or necessarily know)
Some Americans are waking up, but just look at the stock market. WHO would buy NOW - yet many still do!! The lack of a crash there means that many (MOST!) investors MUST not know (or believe - are they in denial?) what's in store in 2008 and beyond.Our economy is in uncharted territory and very few seem to know it. We are like the Titanic - still afloat, but tilting more ever so surely. Not sure exactly what it will be (major bank writes down assets exceeding its capital, bond collapse domino effect > bonds > banks > mortgage lenders > CDOs > insurance companies, etc.) but the final sinking may just be some sudden, major event that will finally wake up most - and change all our lives forever. Still some will not get it...(R/E Cheerleaders??).
Not as long as they can buy useless crap at Target or China-mart or anywhere else, they won't careThis morning I was at Target with my 7 and 3 year old kids. They were looking at the toys (hey Christmas is coming) and I informed them that there will not be a single Made in China item under the tree this year.When they asked me why I told them the communist chinese were poisoning the toys with the blessing of president Bush.You should've seen the horrified faces of the would be yuppies (and no doubt GOP voters for a large part) at the checkout stands as my kids kept asking me "Why does president Bush let the communists poison our toys with lead?"Priceless...
"Americans are too dumb to know they've been had"Americans are dumb as stumps, and when they finally get financially fucked, maybe they'll wake up...Its the ONLY way.
"Americans are very resilient and will bounce back and do the right thing..."I doubt it, what do you call BROKE RETIREES? (And believe me, there will be PLENTY OF THEM over the comming years)Ans: LOYAL DEMOCRATS.BTW, Im NEITHER REPUBLICAN, NOR DEMOCRAT. Both PARTIES SUCK!Go Ron Paul.
How do you ruin a nation without firing a shot?Ans: You debase the currency.Thank you Benny and the "soon to be abolished" Federal Reserve.
no! even my generally financially savvy fatgher-in-law hasn't figured it out. he'll be fine personally but he thinks the outlook is good.
You should've seen the horrified faces of the would be yuppies (and no doubt GOP voters for a large part)Yet another idiot. Target shoppers are mostly dumbocraps, like you. The toys sold at Target are the same brands sold at WalMart, Macy's, Dillards, online or anywhere else. I guess no more toys for your children, left-wing kooks. You can teach them how to strap a condom onto a cucumber instead.
Here is an article I just read about Goldman Sachs and their smug attitude of NOT having any write-downs! Yeah right.... "This week is expected to see another bloodbath on Wall Street as the big ratings agencies - Standard & Poor's, Moody's and Fitch - begin downgrading ratings on hundreds of mortgage-related investments worth tens of billions of dollars, creating the potential for more market unrest."http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2007/nov/11/goldmansachs.banking
"You should've seen the horrified faces of the would be yuppies (and no doubt GOP voters for a large part) at the checkout stands as my kids kept asking me "Why does president Bush let the communists poison our toys with lead?"What a dickhead. I guess you don't remember it was Bubba Clinton who pushed through permanent MFN for China, and Robert Rubin who cut the deal (along with Greenspan) to open the Chinese import floodgates. But for people like you, stupid and clueless, it's easier to blame it all on Bush.
i wonder what happened to all those people that were on those planes that took off from boston that morning of 911? since they made a switch at cleveland, i would assume that they were terminated as loose ends and witnesses that the beast did not want to have walking around. the planes that took off from boston that morning were not the same ones that flew into the wtc.================================They were disected for body parts. Many elderly neo-cons were in need of heart and kidney transplants.
The majority of people I associate with on a day to day basis are completely oblivious of what's happening to their money, their nation and their civil liberties. It's no wonder because they're being fed a constant stream of shit from CNN, MSNBC, Fox News etc.. and they're too busy working their asses off to survive.
youre a great example to your kids- you know as in telling them boldface lies - 10-1 you live in california!
"All of you conservatives deserve a big swift kick in the butt."Anyone who doesn't realize that the Conservative/Liberal side show is just a distraction while the elites steal your rights, your assets, and your labor either has been kicked in the head or NEEDS to be kicked in the head to wake up!VOTE RON PAUL!!
Here we go again with the Doom and Gloom. Americans are optimistic by nature. They think the positive always and thus no matter what challenges we face, we will overcome them. However, negative people like you (the Doom and Gloom crowd) are always pessimistic. People like you Keith have said the same prognostications over and over again (i.e. the economy will fall into a depression) and yet you have been proven wrong again and again.
You forgot to put Cramers picture with the group .
Americans will realize will vote for Hitlary and another New Deal scam taht will include many more ponzi schemes like Social inSecurity that will fail as the nation gets older.
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