Tue, October 30 2012 » calabash, Christian Fundies, complicit media, complicit politicians, corporate criminality, disgusting whores, doofus media, economic enslavement, economic terrorism, environment, ethnic prejudice, financial oligarchs, job creators, Mitt Romney, Obama, Paul Ryan, political shibai, politics, Raw Money, Republican Nazi, Republican Oligarchs, Republican Party, rich vs poor, Romney, stupidity, Teabaggers, white collar terrorism » No Comments
The President’s action and Congress’s inaction in this matter show that the partisan shadow-boxing that goes on in Washington is just so much kabuki for the cameras. There certainly is no “deep partisan divide” about serving the interests of elites like bankers and the military industrial complex. This matter amply demonstrates the utter failure of our election system to deliver a government that provides real checks and balances to represent the interests of the war-weary and economically damaged American public.
Go here to read the full story: Obama continues Bush’s “State of National Emergency,” Congress Abdicates Legal Responsibilities+
Tue, December 13 2011 » complicit politicians, corporate criminality, Democratic Party, disgusting whores, economic enslavement, economy, military industrial complex, Republican Oligarchs, Republican Party, rich vs poor » No Comments
Go here for the full well documented and sad sad sad story!Krugman: “It’s time to start calling the current situation what it is: a depression.”
As I’ve noted in numerous, heavily-annotated posts, the truth of the matter is, today, Wall Street is receiving an EASY $200 billion per year in stealthy/obfuscated taxpayer subsidies.
As Morgenson notes in her closing comments from Sunday, Wall Street fatcats “…are being paid for taking risks that generate lush bonuses when things go well but that require taxpayer bailouts when the tide turns. Main Street understands that this is wrong and that allowing it to continue is dangerous. It’s past time that Washington did something about it.”
As Krugman reminds us, today, our near-term and future well-being relies upon responsible government action, both here and abroad, coming to pass—not just in words but in actions–NOW.
I cannot help but get a sense that we are witnessing a massive historical failure of government, not just nationally, but globally. At then end of the day, compared to the suffering it will bring, it won’t matter who’s to blame.
We are all in this together. It may be the greatest bipartisan sentiment of all. Dare I say it…even a lot of Republicans, and perhaps a few bankers, will understand that.
Mon, December 12 2011 » Announcements, business, business news, complicit media, complicit politicians, corporate criminality, crime, Democratic Party, disgusting whores, economic enslavement, economy, financial oligarchs, fiscal crisis, Obama, Obama Cave, public health and welfare, Republican Oligarchs, Republican Party, rich vs poor, SCOTUS, stupidity, Teabaggers, The Great Rescession, unatural disaster, war as economic policy, white collar terrorism » No Comments
It is time to TAX THE RICH
It is time to END THE WARS
It is time to restore Glass-Steagal
It is time to repeal Citizens United
It is time to get the money OUT OF POLITICS
It is time to invest in infrastructure and education
It is time to STOP busting labor unions, whether private or public
It is time to defend Medicare and Social Security tooth and nail from phony reforms or baloney cuts
It is time to STOP the spending cuts and start investing in America, and if we have to raise taxes on the rich and corporations in order to force them to invest in America, then so be it.
It is time to STOP the racist and discriminatory practice of “Stop and Frisk” and other tactics of racial profiling
It is time for civil rights for ALL, and that means equal rights for LGBT Americans to serve our military and marry whom ever they will
It is time for ACCOUNTABILITY for the men who lied us into war and crashed our economy
It is time for immigration reform that does not punish workers, but provides a clear pathway to citizenship for everyone
It is time for investigations that lead to prosecutions on Wall Street in response to the crimes that have been committed in the last decade.
It is time for a serious discussion about the Federal Reserve and it’s role in this economic disaster
It is time for universal health care that everyone can afford. It is time to talk about Single Payer Health Care.
It is time for alternative green energy instead of Oil and Coal.
It is time to protect our civil liberties and our constitution.
It is time for a discussion about free trade and how it has undermined the working class while enriching only the wealthiest among us.
It is time to end corporate personhood.
Thu, November 17 2011 » #OWS, complicit media, complicit politicians, corporate criminality, Democratic Party, disgusting whores, economic enslavement, political protest, politics, public health and welfare, Republican Oligarchs, Republican Party, rich vs poor, war as economic policy, white collar terrorism » No Comments
This is a brilliant idea. Please follow thru with the instructions in this video!
Sat, October 29 2011 » #OWS, economic enslavement, economy, education, income inequality, political protest, politics, Republican Oligarchs, Republican Party, rich vs poor, white collar terrorism » No Comments
If we hadn’t deregulated banks and markets, we wouldn’t be facing the kind of disaster that we’ve seen over the last three years. If we hadn’t drastically reduced tax rates for the wealthy, we wouldn’t have seen pension funds dry up and middle class wages stagnate. If we hadn’t given corporations more and more political clout, we wouldn’t be where we are—in a broken system that serves them, not us.
Go here to read a really simply put well written article using baseball as a metaphor: Three strikes against Wall Street
Sun, October 16 2011 » Announcements, Banking Oligarchy, business news, complicit media, complicit politicians, corporate criminality, crime, Democratic Party, economic enslavement, financial oligarchs, Hawaii Real Estate, income inequality, military industrial complex, Obama, oil cartel, oil oligarchy, political protest, Real Estate, Republican Oligarchs, Republican Party, rich vs poor, war as economic policy, war criminals, white collar terrorism » No Comments
GoldWorldBank says: “In point of fact, GoldWorldBank has no “Department of Scum-Sucking Weasels” I wonder? Read this and you will know!
Dear Customer 4512-0957,
We are in receipt of your frankly stunning correspondence (“Correspondence”) requesting that we close your account at GoldWorldBank. This response to that request has been necessarily delayed due to your inability to address the Correspondence properly. In point of fact, GoldWorldBank has no “Department of Scum-Sucking Weasels” at this or any other location (although, in an attempt to route your letter correctly, it was forwarded to our Human Resources Department — which, as you would know if you bothered to read page 198-B of our recent SEC filing, is now headquartered in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria – for review).
(FYI, your attempts to close the account online or in person were not rebuffed, as the Correspondence suggests, by
“Fascist Slugs Masquerading as Customer Service Representatives,”
but by your failure to follow the standard procedures to which you agreed by opening an Account with GoldWorldBank.)
The Correspondence also appears to suggest that the current “balance” of your account is “$1,431.75″ and that this amount should be “forwarded” to you “immediately.” I will admit that your calculation caused some hilarity here in the Customer Service Department! (Please share in our mirth: HAHAHA!)
As you may recall, when you opened your “Privileged Service Platinum Checking Account” here at GoldWorldBank, you signed binding legal agreements (“Agreements”), which contained, among other terms, the following (referenced on line 43 of page 6 of the Disclosure Statement and directing you to read Online Document B at GoldWorldBank.com at page 512, paragraph 31b):
Upon requesting (or attempting to request) an account closure, the following statement must be included no further than the second paragraph and must be in italics, to-wit: “I give you all and singular my estate and interest, right, title and claim, and advantage of and in that orange, with all its rind, skin, juice, pulp and pips, and all right and advantage therein, with full power to bite, cut, suck, and otherwise eat the same, or give the same away, as fully and effectually as I, said A.B., am now entitled to bite, cut, suck, or otherwise eat the same orange, or give the same away with or without its rind, juice, pulp and pips, anything heretofore or hereafter, or in other deed or deeds, instrument or instruments, of what nature or kind soever, to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding.”
(This, of course, is done for your own security and to prevent a third party from attempting to close your account and take the funds therefrom.)
Notably, this phrase was not included in the Correspondence. Instead, as you may recall, the second paragraph of same began with a scatological reference to the anatomy of our esteemed Chief Executive Officer, which was both unnecessary and, in most respects, inaccurate.
Accordingly (please see Online Document F at GoldWorldBank.com at page 31, paragraph II.m), the following Funds Under Critical Knowledge Closure Policies and Procedures apply:
1. An Account Closure Fee in an amount calculated by multiplying the highest balance of the Account during the past 14 months by the number of months the account has been opened and divided by your current Credit Score. Unfortunately for you, your Credit Score was reduced by 105 points as a result of your decision to close your account (please see Online Document M at GoldWorldBank.com at page 12)! This fee equals $103.09.
2. An Online Security Fee in an amount calculated by multiplying the number of characters in your “User Name” by the number of characters in your PIN and divided by the current cost of a First Class Stamp. (Yay for you! First Class Stamps are now .44!!) In your case, this fee equals $3.63. (Too bad you named your dog ImpeachBush – think of what you would have saved had you chosen the more appropriate Rover!))
3. A Response to Request for Closure Fee, which GoldWorldBank.com sets on a revolving basis, calculated by multiplying the current price of gold multiplied by the unemployment rate in your Zip Code and divided by the then-current monthly compensation of the bank’s esteemed Chief Executive Officer. Thank your lucky stars that a lot of people in your Zip Code do not understand the value of having been born rich and connected and/or do not know how to work hard! (See Cain, Herman.) (For ease of reference, please see GoldWorldBank.com at Enclosure 1, paragraph A.) While GoldWorldBank would consider waiving this fee in your pathetic case, GoldWorldBank declines to do so. Instead, GoldWorldBank has elected the “Charge In Lieu of Fee” in an amount of $102. Perhaps, in the future, you will reconsider any decision to refer to the Chief Financial Officer as an “insane cannibalistic wolverine” in writing. (While GoldWorldBank regrets that Enclosure 1 remains available solely in Norwegian, good luck challenging this! We have fabulous counsel in Oslo.)
These required fees reduce the so-called “balance” to which you referred to $1222.03.
A review of your recent statements, however, indicates that you also failed to include GoldWorldBank’s “Annual Account Access Fees” in your calculation of the “balance.” As you know, since October 1, 2010, each attempt by you to (a) review your account online and/or (b) withdraw money from your account (whether by check or online transaction) has resulted in a charge to that account equal to the then-current daily balance multiplied by the then-current estimate of the following month’s GDP, divided by the President’s then current net approval number according to WND (please see GoldWorldBank.com at Depositor Rights and Responsibilities at page 93, line 9). In your case (do you spend all day every day online?), that fee currently totals $479.35. We trust you understand the cost to GoldWorldBank of this sort of “activity” by its depositors.
Finally, your calculation of the so-called “balance” neglected to consider GoldWorldBank’s right to make a profit.
As we are sure you agree, responding to the Correspondence, reviewing the agreements you freely accepted by opening an account with GoldWorldBank, processing your request to close said account and posting the required disclosures, statements and rules online (we can’t control Congress!) are expensive endeavors. For this reason, GoldWorldBank is invoking its right (please see GoldWorldBank.com at Stuff Elizabeth Warren Wants at page 56, paragraph E), to charge an additional fee equal to the remaining balance in your account plus $25 for processing and handling.
As this final fee has caused your account to be overdrawn, GoldWorldBank at this time demands from you a total of $63. Upon receipt of this amount (which should be sent in certified funds), we will consider your account closed. An additional fee of $10 per day will be charged for each day you delay in forwarding these funds.
Have a great day!
Henry F. Potter
Customer Service Specialist
Thu, October 6 2011 » Banking Oligarchy, behavior, business news, complicit politicians, corporate criminality, crime, Democratic Party, economic enslavement, economy, financial oligarchs, fiscal crisis, income inequality, Republican Nazi, Republican Oligarchs, Republican Party, rich vs poor, Teabaggers, war as economic policy » No Comments