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Money Matters - Part 13

Fairfield County, CT(Zone 6b)

I thought this article by a nobel prize winning economist was well thought out. hIt makes sense to me. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/09/joseph-stiglitz-inequality_n_1760296.html

Sherrie In, NH(Zone 5a)

If it was red it would like the Staples - Thats Easy Button... well kind of

Lower Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 6b)

Just does not jibe with the facts, cat. And Europe shows us what happens when you ignore deficits and debt. The day of reckoning becomes tragic as opposed to uncomfortable.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/48257611/The_Falling_Fortunes_of_the_One_Percent

Stamford, CT(Zone 6b)

There is no question that executive bankers and wall streeters have not lost a penny and it doesn't jibe with the "banking crisis." Has nothing to do with deficit and debt.

Lower Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 6b)

And this shows the truth regarding the 'rich' and who pays what. The top 5% has taken a larger share of all income earned, BUT has paid a bigger chunk of all Fed taxes - at a higher rate of increase than the income. The well-worn class warfare argument is totally bogus. It was way more valid decades ago. With half of all Americans paying ZERO Fed taxes, it is mind-boggling to hear over and over that the ones who ARE paying most of it need to pay their 'fair share.'

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444246904577571042249868040.html

Lower Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 6b)

True, Cathy. And, ironically, there have been fewer prosecutions of Wall St people SINCE the crisis (ie., in the past four years), than in decades! Just yesterday the DOJ announced NO charges against Goldman nor any of its employees. A simple look at Goldman's political friends will explain why.

So.App.Mtns., United States(Zone 5b)

I think the best handle on what's really going on is the historical documentation and current (world-wide) comparisons John Michael Greer has been posting as a series for several months. http://www.energybulletin.net/authors/John+Michael+Greer

Fairfield County, CT(Zone 6b)

Here is a company that is doing right by it's employees! http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-google-employees-death-20120810,0,618570.story?track=rss

Lower Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 6b)

Very nice. They still are a sleazy company though. Like FB.

Lower Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 6b)

Just read this on Twitter. Don't know if it's true. Probably is.

'If you have at least $34,000 you are among the world’s richest 1% of people.'

central, NJ(Zone 6b)

yeah as a world average, probably true

google creeps me out

Lower Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 6b)

Yep, Google is very scary. Think they're entitled to everything and individuals are entitled to nothing. Other countries are much better at getting after them. Here they are very connected politically, as is FB.

Sherrie In, NH(Zone 5a)

FB is only what you let it to be and only what you give it.

Fairfield County, CT(Zone 6b)

I actually like Facebook because I can keep up with what my friends and relatives are doing and thinking about.

So.App.Mtns., United States(Zone 5b)

Google and political ties: I'm sure I'm on every Homeland Security 'watch list' because I rant and rail against the government's war on real food in posts on my Google-operated blog. The FBI has now redefined dissent as "treason", and stockpiling a supply of food for your family as a treasonous act.

Fairfield County, CT(Zone 6b)

Darius - please give me more information on "The FBI has now redefined dissent as "treason", and stockpiling a supply of food for your family as a treasonous act."

Lower Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 6b)

FB is NOT only what you give it. SO many reports of them doing all kinds of stuff without your knowledge or permission - like selling your info to advertisers. Just the other day was a report that they track what sites you go to if you do not log off. That is crazy.

I agree that the gov has gone nuts with people with food/rainwater etc. The 'dissent is treason' sounds like a bit much though. They would not be so stupid to say that publicly even if they felt that way.

So.App.Mtns., United States(Zone 5b)

Memory, I don't post much without a back-up, but I cannot find the link specifically on dissent. The others below cover a lot of ground. Thanks for asking.

FBI says paying for your morning coffee with cash is a potential terrorist activity
http://www.infowars.com/fbi-says-paying-for-your-morning-coffee-with-cash-a-potential-terrorist-activity/

Feds Label Bulk Buying of Food a Potential Terrorist Activity
http://www.infowars.com/feds-label-bulk-buying-of-food-a-potential-terrorist-activity/
http://www.prisonplanet.com/feds-label-bulk-buying-of-food-a-potential-terrorist-activity.html

The Sacrificial Caste of Children
http://www.monbiot.com/2012/01/16/the-sacrificial-caste/

Congress wants to limit my access to research papers
http://www.anh-usa.org/no-science-for-you/

Conspiracy Theorists Are Being Rebranded As Domestic Terrorists
http://www.infowars.com/why-conspiracy-theorists-are-being-rebranded-as-domestic-terrorists/


Fairfield County, CT(Zone 6b)

http://publicintelligence.net/fbi-suspicious-activity-reporting-flyers/

I really like the "traveling illogical distance to use internet cafe" - sounds like we need Spock to figure out this one!

Oh No! I download - Information about timers, electronics, or remote transmitters / receivers - should I be tuning myself in?

The thing that really gets to me is THIS IS OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK!

Lower Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 6b)

Yet they keep talking about releasing known dangerous terrorists from Gitmo to appease the Taliban.

So.App.Mtns., United States(Zone 5b)

Well, face it. Those homegrown in this country are easier to bully/control.

Sherrie In, NH(Zone 5a)

I have no hometown. It has an email account that I use as a "junk" account and I dont have a phone number or even my real date of birth.

The only thing they got is my name. So FB IS what you give it.

Lower Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 6b)

No - unless you are using anonymizing software you broadcast your unique IP address every second you are online. Your IP address EQUALS you.

Sherrie In, NH(Zone 5a)

When I come here I see DG,s ISP number.

Lower Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 6b)

Funny how these revisions always go in one direction.


http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120813/AUTO01/208130392

central, NJ(Zone 6b)

Oh good night!

Lower Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 6b)

It's only (your grandchildren's) money.

central, NJ(Zone 6b)

That makes me feel sooooo much better

Lower Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 6b)

Was so encouraged to read yesterday that the true debt - difference between all Federal obligations (promises, really) and revenue, is 220 trillion! Cannot begin to fathom that.

central, NJ(Zone 6b)

that is just INSANE!!!

Did you see now he wants to buy 170Mil of food from US farmers to eleviate their problems with the drought? Don't exactly understand how that works

Lower Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 6b)

Guess that would be buying what is dead. Makes perfect sense in Govworld. They have a tradition of paying farmers NOT to grow anyway.

Huron, OH(Zone 5b)

ewww! not liking that idea

Lower Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 6b)

Everything about FB (and Google ) is ewww!

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

Well, let's just get rid of all the clerks in the stores and let 'HAL" serve our needs in retail!

Lower Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 6b)

Is this Sally or her bot?? ^_^

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

ROFL! Lets invent programs to reply to threads for us so we don't have to 'waste our time' with thinking or communication!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lower Hudson Valley, NY(Zone 6b)

My bot has been doing so for four years now.

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