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Re: Money
« Reply #195 on: July 17, 2017, 09:12:02 pm »
WTC 1 and 2 I will always contend were also brought down.  The video footage that day showed clear puffs of smoke going out twenty feet at ninety degree angles at the corners of the towers a second before they began to fall.  The ninety degree puffs were simultaneous but each floor went off in succession from the top down.  I recall one newscaster even making a comment about it. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Olson announced what would happen on late night T.V. two weeks before the towers went down and she was on one of the planes.  I believe she knew too much.  I know what I saw and that won't change until I like these two truths which I will always remember while I breath blow in the wind.

We live in a photo-shopped future and are lied to every day.


I agree 100%.  It has always boggled my mind that America could believe 9/11 was perpetrated by some terrorist with box cutters.  The official story is obnoxiously obscene.  There are more holes in the official story than your average colander.  You don't have to be an expert of anything to look at the facts about 9/11 and know that the official story is a bunch of lies.  But WTC-7 was always the smoking gun.  They didn't even cover it's collapse in the government 9/11 report...not a word about it...they just officially ignored it.  But watch the footage.  It is obviously a planned demolition.  It literally disappears in a matter of seconds.  You've got to be smoking some strong **** to believe the official 9/11 story. 

Mike Ruppert tore that **** apart with Crossing the Rubicon


Agreed. There is going to be hell to pay when the public finally realize how this 9/11 mega-grand larceny disguised as a "terrorist attack" asset stripped trillions of dollars from we-the-people.


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Re: Money
« Reply #196 on: July 25, 2017, 08:58:46 pm »
We Must Put CEOs In Prison To Save Democracy Part One


Thom Hartmann Program

Published on Jul 25, 2017

Thom talks to Jesse Eisinger, author of The Chickenshit Club, on how justice fails to prosecute executives in this riveting two part interview.



We Must Put CEOs In Prison To Save Democracy Part Two


Thom is joined by author of The Chickenshit Club, Jesse Eisinger who says that we must put CEOs' in prison to save democracy, in part two of today's interview.
 
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« Reply #197 on: July 25, 2017, 10:40:58 pm »
We Must Put CEOs In Prison To Save Democracy Part One

Almost right.



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Mine looks puny compared to yours.

I'm going to add yours to my collection.     
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« Reply #198 on: July 27, 2017, 02:11:08 pm »
Bannon Wants to CON us into believing he wants to Tax the Real Rich

I don't agree with much of Steve Bannon's alt.right agenda, but I love this idea. Raise the marginal income tax rate for people who make more than 5 million bucks a year, to 44% instead of 39.5.

At least Bannon understands the difference between the real rich and the merely affluent, something most people don't get, and no politicians care to recognize. This is something I've bitched about for years, as everyone on the Diner knows.

This idea will be DOA with the Republican Congress, I can tell you that.


STEVE BANNON  PUSHING FOR 44 PERCENT MARGINAL TAX RATE ON THE VERY RICH 

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July 26 2017, 3:25 p.m.


TOP WHITE HOUSE adviser Steve Bannon is pushing for tax reform to include a new 44 percent top marginal tax rate, hitting people who earn more than $5 million a year, with the revenue paying for tax cuts for the rest, according to three people who’ve spoken to him recently.

The top rate is now 39.6 percent and most Republicans have been planning to lower it significantly as part of tax reform. The plan Trump put out previously would have only three brackets, with the top one brought down to 35 percent.

Raising taxes on the very rich has been a rare policy that President Donald Trump has publicly espoused throughout much of his life. On Tuesday, he told the Wall Street Journal, “if there’s upward revision it’s going to be on high-income people.”

“I have wealthy friends that say to me, ‘I don’t mind paying more tax,’” he said. White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders was pressed on Trump’s comment at a televised briefing Wednesday, and said that further specifics of the plan would be released shortly, with an emphasis on tax cuts for the middle class.

Axios previously reported that Bannon was looking to raise the top marginal rate to “something with a four in front of it,” but the 44 percent bracket for those making $5 million and above is a more fleshed out proposal. Bannon has described himself as an “economic nationalist” and has pushed a populist agenda both through his previous outlet Breitbart News and and as an adviser to Trump. That contrasts with what Bannon calls the “globalist” wing of the party, made up by people like economic adviser Gary Cohn (though both Cohn and Bannon come from Goldman Sachs).

When the broad outline of the tax hike was reported earlier, Breitbart covered it favorably. The hike on the very rich would face stiff opposition from congressional Republicans, but find favor with Democrats.

According to IRS data, just over 43,000 people filed tax returns for the year 2014 claiming income of at least $5 million, accounting for $600 billion in taxes, or 8.8 percent of the total taxes paid.

The new rate would only apply to about a third of that money, as the 44 percent kicks in at the $5 million level. Still, the hike would pull in around $18 billion per year, or $180 billion over 10 years.

https://theintercept.com/2017/07/26/steve-bannon-pushing-for-44-percent-marginal-tax-rate-on-the-very-rich/

I don't believe a WORD that Bannon says. Anyone that does is kidding themselves. The guy is a wedge issue EXPERT.         


For example, Bannon was HAPPY about all the protests against the Immigration ban because, even though he KNEW it would probably not make it to law, he WANTED the white population of the US to get stirred up against the immigrant HISPANICS when they went out in large numbers on the street!   

That's right, he EXPECTED AND PLANNED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HATE BY BIGOTS.  He explained calmly that he set all this up so it would appear to Trump's base that Trump was "keeping his promises" to them.

But there's more. Bannon firmly believes that MOST Americans (Bannon's definition of "American" = person of white European descent  ;)) are racist, which is the "logical" way to be, according to Bannon, despite his claims of "not being a racist".

So, making the HISPANIC immigrant population more visible in the eyes of "Americans" is a great method of strirring up hatred and consolidating power for the "good" of "Americans". It is a mere coincidence that this gives Bannon and Trump more and more despotic power. Bannon is counting all those "good Germans" out there to help Trump and Bannon DO their THING.

In Germany, they know EXACTLY what Trump and Bannon's THING is (see below):


Here's an article that is rather clear to anybody possessing a shred of objectivity:

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Steve Bannon, Michael Savage and Alex Jones (among others) are now in the cockpit of national power, while the nation's major newspapers and television networks are doing their very best to "normalize" avowed bigot and fascist (using Mussolini's definition of the word) Donald Trump. Bannon is Trump's chief adviser. ...

 ...Bannon's ex-wife has even testified in court that Bannon has 'said he doesn't like Jews' and didn't want his children to go to school with Jews."

Bannon and company are some of the most talented practitioners of the dark arts of political propaganda in this country, and they all came together like beads of mercury under Trump's banner. It's essentially a Kristallnacht waiting to happen: the murder of a policeman by a black man or undocumented Hispanic, or a Muslim suicide bomber will fuel weeks of media melodrama in their hands as they continue to create an alternative reality for cable news while driving a policy agenda dictated by petro-billionaires.
https://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2016/11/big-trump-media-story-bannon-and-crew-dangerous-propagandists-are-cockpit-national-powe

He is VERY clever, in a satanic sort of way. What ICE is doing was started by Obama. But Bannon and Trump have increased it for propaganda purposes, NOT to improve working conditions or add jobs for the poor in the USA! Bannon and Trump USE wedge issues to stir up HATE so they can gain more POWER, period!

A Veteran ICE Agent Speaks Out: ‘We Seem to Be Targeting the Most Vulnerable People’

Now this "taxing the rich" BULLSHIT he is peddling is MORE smoke and mirrors to make Trump's base believe that Trump is "keeping his promises" to "poor downtrodden whitey red blooded Merikans". And even the poor among the minorities might fall for this sucker play.

Eddie, do not be fooled by this. Here is a video interview with Joshua Green, a man that met, talked with and studied Bannon IN DEPTH that explains Bannon's MO and WHY Bannon's ideology provides inspiration for him to cook up this kind of clever sleight of hand swindle to SUCKER people so the racist wealth worshiping fascsists can continue consoliditating their power in the USA.   


Joshua Green wrote a book titled, "Devil's' Bargain", where Trump and Bannon's methods are objectively exposed.  In this interview, he explains why Bannon DOES what he DOES.


The rich are the LAST people that are worrying about this SUCKER PLAY. Bannon wants to "Tax the RICH" ??

The system is GAMED in favor of he rich crooks that have slowly, silently STOLEN EVERYTHING THEY HAVE from we-the-people. The process began with inflation fun and games. It proceeded from there to make an artificial tax rate distinction between "earned" and "unearned" income. If Bannon really wanted a just tax reform, the FIRST thing he would have to do is ELIMINATE the distinction between "earned" and "unearned" income, including that ridiculous term called "Capital gains". BUT HE HAS NOT SAID ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING ABOUT ADDRESSING THAT SOCIALISM FOR THE RICH WELFARE QUEENS GIVEAWAY. His silence on that says it ALL!

You are crazy if you think Bannon has ANY plans to change that socialism for the rich ONLY SCAM that Trump and Bannon wholeheartedly SUPPORT!  That will only get WORSE under Trump and his wrecking crew.


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Re: Money
« Reply #199 on: July 28, 2017, 07:05:01 pm »


Economic Update: The Economics of Socialism

Friday, July 28, 2017

RICHARD D. WOLFF

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Richard D. Wolff is professor of economics emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. He is currently a visiting professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University, New York City. He also teaches classes regularly at the Brecht Forum in Manhattan. Earlier he taught economics at Yale University (1967-1969) and at the City College of the City University of New York (1969-1973). In 1994, he was a visiting professor of economics at the University of Paris (France), I (Sorbonne). His work is available at rdwolff.com and at democracyatwork.info.

By Richard D. Wolff, Truthout | Audio Segment



http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/41427-economic-update-the-economics-of-socialism
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« Reply #200 on: August 05, 2017, 07:41:01 pm »
We Know Vast Wealth is Unhealthy, So Why Do We Idolize the Wealthy?


Aug. 3, 2017

Thom talks about the latest oligarch to show signs of political aspirations, and what being super rich can do to a person emotionally and spiritually.
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« Reply #201 on: August 06, 2017, 03:22:09 pm »

Do conservatives ever become liberal?

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I did, I was a Republican until I was about 25. I listened to Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, NRA Radio, and others pretty much every day for years. I was disgusted when anyone put on any news channel other than Fox News. Somehow I still managed to have liberal friends. They are very nice, tolerant people.

I generally would avoid any “liberal” media or topics, but I remember deciding to watch a global warming show on National Geographic just to confirm that I could prove that it was a bunch of BS. I walked away horrified, questioning myself and really upset about polar bears.

The next step was when I moved to DC and realized that I had NEVER spent any real time around people who weren’t white. I realized that that really didn’t give me much authority to judge others. I saw my coworkers working harder than me and still struggling with finances etc. I could see my “privilege” playing out before my eyes.

I was also working for a law firm that processed foreclosures. I spoke with borrowers on the day we were going to auction their home. I listened to their stories while they cried and begged me to stop the sale. I saw how heartless the Republican response was to people who were really suffering and the fact that the problem was so wide spread spoke to the fact that this was a systemic issue, not a personal responsibility issue.

I saw how soulless and ill functioning corporations were when dealing with such a sensitive topic. I saw how complicated, opaque and exploitative the mortgage industry was. I started supporting consumer protection laws, when I used to believe that it was the consumer’s job to read every line of a contract and research on their own to protect themselves. It’s simply not possible to do this when you are working and trying to raise a family. The fact that a law firm that did this work regularly struggled to keep up meant that a normal person had no chance.

The death knell for my conservatism was when Glenn Beck pretty much put me into panic attack territory and I had to take a break from politics. I can’t remember what the topic was exactly, but I remember thinking that it couldn’t be right for me to be this stressed out when everyone else seemed fine. I liked the “cultural” NPR podcasts about food etc, but I vowed that I wouldn’t start listening to their liberal propaganda. Well, obviously that didn’t last.

Over the next two and half years I slowly realized how wrong and heartless I had been as a conservative. As I met more people with different backgrounds, I realized how incredibly narrow, arrogant and lacking in empathy my perspective was. I always considered myself to be a nice and compassionate person, but my conservative beliefs didn’t allow me to act or respond in a way that made me function with kindness and compassion.

I am also much happier as a liberal. I feel that people should be a community. Looking directly at suffering is incredibly uncomfortable and I always feel like I don’t do enough, but I know for sure now that I’m not lying to myself. I always questioned whether my position was the right one as a conservative.

Finally, I always used to ask myself whether I would be on the right side of history if another crisis of humanity arose in my backyard. I’m now positive that I’m fighting the right fight.

https://www.quora.com/Do-conservatives-ever-become-liberal

 
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« Reply #202 on: August 07, 2017, 09:33:05 pm »
Bank CEO Profits Are The Loans Refused To Workers 


Augus 4, 2017

Thom explains one of the ways Banks break their social responsibility in order to use the loans, which are rightly the property of the people, for their own profit.
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« Reply #203 on: August 08, 2017, 10:32:56 pm »
Do You Want Your Tax Policy Written by the Koch Brothers? (w/guest Robert Weissman)


Thom sits down with Robert Weissman (President - Public Citizen) to talk about what's coming down the pike with republicans' "tax reform" plans.

Aug. 7, 2017 6:00 pm
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« Reply #204 on: August 15, 2017, 05:54:23 pm »


Economic Update: Faith and Labor Fight Inequality

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

By Richard D. Wolff, Truthout | Audio Segment 
 


This week's episode discusses

how golf courses are economically undemocratic,

how US drug corporations block cheap medicine imports,

why US corporations don't deserve tax cuts,

how Monsanto bought academic research to keep Roundup on the market,

and the economics and politics of scapegoating immigrants in the US and Germany.


The episode also includes an interview with Joerg Rieger and Rosemarie Henkel-Rieger on how they combine faith and labor advocacy to fight inequality.

  http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/41602-economic-update-faith-and-labor-fight-inequality
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