Obama and Geithner: Government, Enron-Style
POSTED: December 20, 10:06 AM ET
Strongly recommend this piece at the Huffington Post by Jeff Connaughton, a former aide to Senator Ted Kaufman. Jeff is one of the smartest guys on the Hill and is particularly strong on issues surrounding Wall Street and the regulatory system. In this piece, he takes apart the oft-stated mantra that what Wall Street firms did during and after the crisis was maybe unethical, but not illegal.
Did you read that 20 or so Americans were killed when a suicide bomber blew up a "bus" in Kabul October 29? This monstrosity that looks like something out of Apartheid South Africa was actually what they were riding in. Don't forget that fuel in Afghanistan is costing our military (taxpayers) between $400 and $800 per gallon. What do you suppose the fuel economy of a Rhino is?
Can you imagine what one of these things costs? And we are told that we have no money for pensions or health care or highways or schools here in the U.S.? The crazy war spending is not even mentioned while our elected "representatives" like Senator Max Baucus put Social Security and Medicare on the chopping block! We need millions of people to flood the streets. Join the Occupy movement and support it any way you can!
This is a very interesting discussion of peak oil and its ramifications, including the future of urbanism, relocalization, default on debt, religion and the re-enchantment of the real world, and revitalization of railroads.
Click this link:
to get to the video, a bit long at 36 minutes.
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