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Inside Job

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by otnot, Jul 9, 2012.

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  1. otnot

    otnot Active Member

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    For those of you that have not seen this academy award winning movie about the financial collapse of 2008 here it is. Please take the time to watch it and find out why our country is in such a mess.

    Jim

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  2. Rick Barker

    Rick Barker Well-Known Member

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    Matt Damon, huh? Oooooookkkkkkkkkaaaaayyyy.
     
  3. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    Isn't he Michael Moore's kid?
     
  4. Rick Barker

    Rick Barker Well-Known Member

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    I thought they were twins, but Matt got the brain and Mike got the looks and the bod.
     
  5. otnot

    otnot Active Member

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    From the posts above I can see why it was so easy for the bankers to take control of our country. Open your eyes people.

    Thomas Jefferson
    "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a monied aristocracy that has set the government at defiance. The issuing power (of money) should be taken away from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs." — Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President.

    Andrew Jackson
    "If Congress has the right [it doesn't] to issue paper money [currency], it was given to them to be used by...[the government] and not to be delegated to individuals or corporations" — President Andrew Jackson, Vetoed Bank Bill of 1836

    James Madison
    "History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and it's issuance." — James Madison

    "It is well that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." — Henry Ford
     
  6. slic lee

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    In the late 50's or early 60's IBM was approached and given untold sums of money to make a computer capable of joining banks of the world together.
    They rejoiced when it was announced it was done,the model number was IBM 666.
    Other newspaper called it ARMAGEDDON.
     
  7. Rick Barker

    Rick Barker Well-Known Member

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    Otnot,

    Perhaps, but people in this country have come to lump the small neighborhood bank in Podunk Town USA with a pop.of 1400 people with the large financial giants with billions of dollars

    The problem with that is when the large giants screw up or commit crimes, the everyone wants to regulate the entire industry because of a few.

    The result is the smaller banks cannot pay a worthwhile rate to the savings accounts of the people, yet the small banks have abide by the costly regs imposed by the government.

    But let's not forget who started this mess in the first place. The government forced banks under threat of prosecution if they did not make housing loans to people who could not otherwise pay those loans. In order for the banks (large and small) they bundled up these risky loans and sold them off.

    When the housing market crashed due to inflated market values, everything fell apart and the two primary players who prevented investigation into FeddieMac and FannyMae who were real criminals in this little play, then gave us Dodd-Frank which has now over regulated banks to the point nobody can get loans for housing or small business start ups and expansion.

    Oh and guess what? FannieMae and FreddieMac are exempt from Dodd-Frank.

    I don't blame the banks for the mess we are in, when it was government holding a gun to the head of the financial industry to commit reckless acts contrary to smart business practices.

    Thank you Bill Clinton, Janet Reno, Barney Frank and Chris Dodd for destroying the economy of the USA and thank you Barrack Hussien Obama for giving us additional burdens to will prevent us from ever recovering again.

    By the way, I don't think I am going to get a very fair and balanced report from any kind of report when it is narrated by a Leftist Loon like Matt Damon.
     
  8. birdogs

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    Why blame the banks, when our Congress is even more corrupt. Many of them have engaged in insider trading and many of them have accepted financial favors like mortgages. They have stolen from their own bank and have stolen from their own postage accounts, Judging from the width and breadth of this corruption, the US Congree is a RICO case just waiting to be prosecuted. Maybe a crusading, incorrutable Attorney General like Eric Holder will do it! Wait, I just wet my pants!
     
  9. R.Kipling

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    First, let me say that I have no love for the money-changers of today, only disgust.

    Second, the makers of this move didn't do it any favors using Matt Damon for narration, but that was also intended. His participation destroys what accuracy the tale may have.

    Last, James Madison knew about the rise of modern bankers, and their elasticity of morals and ethics. He was right then, and absolutely correct now.

    Finally, the attached web site has an outline of how money and wealth has moved through the time of mankind. You might be particularly interested in the 1200 AD period and the 1700's during the rise of the Rothschild's. It's a quick and easy read.

    We have stopped teaching Economics in high school, for a very good reason - "an informed and educated electorate is not easily manipulated." Antonio Gramsci 1899 Gramsci' written works was mentor to Woodrow Wilson and a host of FDR's political appointees. Many of which went on to be college professors and bring the NEA to it current power. Greenbelt, MD was a socialist experiement.

    Here's some food for thought, let's toss it around. We really only need a few laws to regulate Wall Street, the banks or public corporations.

    1. If you derive any of your money from an industry that accepts anything of value or special position from the Government, executive salaries may not exceed 1000% of the average laborer's wages - no bonuses. In the event this occurs, then the government taxes the overages 100%.

    2. IN any year, other than authorized declared war, that the government chooses to spend more than it takes in, all elected officials and their appointees will forfeit all salaries and benefits.

    3. All accounting is to be done via the 'Cash' accounting rules.

    It's too simple, I know, and it would be a harsh departure for a few years until we got adjusted to it, but it's certainly more open and honest than the present Ali-Obama and his 4,000 thieves.

    IMO,
    Kip
     
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