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Robbing Banks

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Robbing Banks

Sadly, banks have become too big to fail while the common have become too small to save.

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Written by mattliving

May 15, 2013 at 8:21 am

The Long, Slow Death of a Hijacked Democracy

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From it’s flash point beginnings on September 11, 2011, the attack on the American people that took place over a decade ago continues it’s forward assault on the democracy a ways it’s leader Osama Bin Laden could only have dreamed of.

As most Americans mourn and remember those lost that beautiful day in September, many deep within the industrial, military complex and global dark ops organizations and corporations celebrate 9-11 as their birthday.

Trading Freedom

Since that fateful day in September, the American and indeed most western democracies have spent TRILLION$ of public funds on questionable efforts to fortify our threatened democracies. Expanded surveillance both external but also a greatly expanded internal surveillance programs have become all too commonplace. Citizens are regularly subjected to public gropings and massive doses of x-rays in exchange for their safety. While global leaders meet regularly to ensure everyone is on the same security and economic page.

But this massive push for security doesn’t end at America’s borders. Recently the Canadian government tabled legislation, aptly named, Lawful Access, that would allow the government to “nominate” individuals to spy on Canadians Internet traffic, email, VOIP calls at anytime, WITHOUT A WARRANT! And this type of legislation is being pushed onto American trading partners as a precondition to trade.

Just a small review of what the American people have gained since the first attack on their republic took place:

And these programs continue to sponsor some of the most vile activities started under George W. Bush and continued and strengthened under Barack Obama:

  • Warrant-less Domestic Spying
  • Indefinite Detention (including American and Canadian citizens)
  • Torture
  • Guantanamo Bay
  • and more…

Trading Terror

The assault on the western democracies continues with the hijacking of international trade negotiations by large multinational corporate interests, who along with their massive lobbying efforts and equally massive wallets have corrupted the legitimate process of trade negotiations into a way to use public funds against taxpayers to protect and entrench their business models.

These negotiations were and/or are being held in private. Well out of sight of the citizens their participants are sworn to represent. The privacy as we have come to learn is necessary because of the vast number of corporate interests at the table and their purportedly valuable business information that can apparently be shared with government officials but their customers.

The REAL Reality

The reality is these corporations want legislative and physical access to the very same domestic surveillance systems created to protect taxpayers from terrorist acts to use as an extension of their businesses to further maintain their bottom lines. Sure they claims that millions of jobs are at stake and that whole industries will be wiped of the face of the earth if governments don’t criminalize sharing and force telecommunication companies to police the marketplace for “possible” violations of their intellectual property. And the sad reality is that many governments around the world have been convinced with trillions of U.S. BAILOUT dollars to hand over their reigns of  public policing to private interests.

They’re only trade agreements you say. True, but many if not ALL of the participants in these so-called trade agreement have NO legal requirement to bring these trade agreements before their respective legislative houses or people for open and public review. And that’s exactly why they have been hijacked by  global corporations. That’s why we’re seeing an unprecedented growth and acceleration in “global” trade talks.

Once the secret trade agreements are complete, legislators must now enact laws that support these secret agreements, regardless of their current laws and in recent examples with the top secret Trans-Pacific Trade negotiations have had to agree to previously agreed to portions of the overall agreement just to get a seat at the table. As was the case with the Canadian government. It doesn’t matter that some, possibly the majority of the items previously agreed to may not fit with Canada’s current laws or constitutional guarantees. Inclusion into the negotiations requires participants to agree to change their laws and/or constitutional guarantees to align with whatever has been agreed to in the trade deal.

The Price of the Great Slumber

Our world has changed a great deal since 9-11. Some for the better, much of the worse. While small governments around the world try to dig themselves out from underneath the massive, mountains of debt much of which they accumulated compliments of large US financial institutions. We are being witness too the largest transfer of public funds to private wealth never before seen in human history and a great deal of this wealth is being used to further corrupt of public institutions and governance systems turning them into extensions or branch offices for many of the corporations and financial institutions that have wreaked havoc on our global economy and domestic social programs.

If 9-11 was a wake up call it’s time for citizens of the world to shake of the slumber of manufactured safety and begin the long and painful process of regaining control of our governments, democracies and self-destinies. Sure it’s not going to be as easy as hiding behind your Facebook page or reality television show but the price of not waking up with be higher than any generation has paid since our grandparents fought and died for many of the freedoms and constitutional guarantees we are so quick to give up in exchange for cheap Chinese electronics, highly enriched fructose and glucose processed food, 500 satellite channels and a false sense of very expensive, droned, security in our hijacked democracies.

 

Written by mattliving

September 11, 2012 at 9:28 am

Eat The Rich.

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Eat The Rich

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August 10, 2012 at 9:37 am

Global Banking System A Massive Scam

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“Wallstreet is a high crime area, we need to send the cops in, but no one wants to do that.
The whole business model is corrupt to its core.”

– Dennis Kelleher (former Wall Street Lawyer)

If regulators (governments) don’t act on this then they are, as many suspected, part of this global scam. Why is it that after TRILLION$ of public money has been pumped into these banks the only ones recovering are the VERY BANKS that caused the global financial collapse in the first place. In Iceland they are putting these bankers on trial and throwing them in jail. In North America, we’re letting them give themselves MASSIVE bonuses while filling the pockets of corrupt politicians to turn a blind eye to their MASSIVE and ongoing FRAUD SCHEME.

Written by mattliving

July 6, 2012 at 8:44 am

Bank of Canada Throwing Canadians Into European Fires!

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From the Toronto Star: In an effort to prevent a freeze-up in commercial bank credit of the kind that plunged the world into recession in 2008, the central banks said they will make it cheaper starting next Monday for financial institutions to obtain U.S. dollars outside of the United States.

The Bank of Canada said the coordinated strategy was intended to ensure that commercial banks could continue to provide the business and consumer loans needed to keep the global economy from heading into a tailspin.

“The purpose of these actions is to ease strains in financial markets and thereby mitigate the effects of such strains on the supply of credit to households and businesses and so help foster economic activity,” Carney’s office said in a statement.

~COMPLETE BULLSHIT!~

The world banks (governments) are now writing each other IOUs for IOUs for IOUs.
Mr. Carney insults the intelligence of Canadians by including households his statement about
easing the strain on the supply of credit to foster economic development.

What complete and utter BULLSHIT! This is exactly what these idiots did the last time around and not three years later we’re right back to where we started. Flat lined growth outside of government sponsored programs, accelerating unemployment and under-employment Everyone is over leveraged well beyond the point of default and they continue to kick the can down an increasingly short DEAD-END road.

Unbelievable…

Written by mattliving

November 30, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Crisis? What Crisis?

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Written by mattliving

March 22, 2011 at 8:23 am

Capitalism Is A Ponzi Scheme and We’re The SUCKERS. Oh And Wolf Blitzer is a Fuckin’ Moron!

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Wolf Blitzer is a fuckin’ moron! What self-respecting “journalist” would interview a director about his film without having watched it and use other people’s quotes to form questions? Like I said Wolf’s a fuckin’ moron and the just one cog in the mainstream corporate/capitalist propaganda machine.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. — James Madison

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‘When the government fears the people it is a democracy….when the people fear their government it is tyranny…’ — Thomas Jefferson

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Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. — Benjamin Franklin

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The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.– Thomas Jefferson

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The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home. – James Madison

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The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders…tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. – Herman Goering

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I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually. – James Baldwin

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Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices. – Voltaire

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The cry has been that when war is declared, all opposition should be hushed. A sentiment more unworthy of a free country could hardly be propagated. – William Ellery Channing

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“If there be one principle more deeply written than any other in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.” — Thomas Jefferson

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Criticism in a time of war is essential to the maintenance of any kind of democratic government. – Sen. Robert Taft, (R) Ohio

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Fascism will come wrapped in a flag and carrying a Bible. ~ Sinclair Lewis 1935

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“Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels.” – Samuel Johnson

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“If the American people ever allow the banks to control issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers occupied.” -Thomas Jefferson

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“The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.” -J. Edgar Hoover, former head of the FBI

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BEWARE THE LEADER WHO BANGS THE DRUMS of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know ? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar.”  – Anonymous

Written by mattliving

September 25, 2009 at 9:29 am