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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:19 PM

While everyone's gaze is diverted.....

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Reply While everyone's gaze is diverted..... (Original post)
Canuckistanian Aug 2012 OP
H2O Man Aug 2012 #1
Canuckistanian Aug 2012 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2012 #3
freshwest Aug 2012 #4
Blanks Aug 2012 #30
DallasNE Aug 2012 #41
freshwest Aug 2012 #42
proverbialwisdom Aug 2012 #5
Jessy169 Aug 2012 #6
FiveGoodMen Aug 2012 #7
mlevans Aug 2012 #8
lovemydog Aug 2012 #11
TahitiNut Aug 2012 #14
truedelphi Aug 2012 #18
chervilant Aug 2012 #24
truedelphi Aug 2012 #45
woo me with science Aug 2012 #44
hifiguy Aug 2012 #21
valerief Aug 2012 #9
Fix The Stupid Aug 2012 #10
hue Aug 2012 #12
NoMoreWarNow Aug 2012 #13
Fuddnik Aug 2012 #15
flamingdem Aug 2012 #16
malaise Aug 2012 #17
99Forever Aug 2012 #19
mountain grammy Aug 2012 #20
Raster Aug 2012 #22
bvar22 Aug 2012 #23
Fire Walk With Me Aug 2012 #25
Utopian Leftist Aug 2012 #26
Doctor_J Aug 2012 #28
glinda Aug 2012 #27
IDemo Aug 2012 #32
glinda Aug 2012 #35
Uncle Joe Aug 2012 #29
TBF Aug 2012 #31
blkmusclmachine Aug 2012 #33
sarcasmo Aug 2012 #34
Jamaal510 Aug 2012 #36
AlbertCat Aug 2012 #37
raouldukelives Aug 2012 #38
ErikJ Aug 2012 #39
crazyjoe Aug 2012 #40
woo me with science Aug 2012 #43

Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:22 PM

1. recommended

thanks

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:26 PM

3. Yup........works every time.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:49 PM

4. Works because people don't spend time celebrating what is good and beautiful as FDR did:

"Men and nature must work hand in hand. The throwing out of balance of the resources of nature throws out of balance also the lives of men." from a Message to Congress on the Use of Our Natural Resources, Washington, D.C., January 24, 1935.

"In these days of difficulty, we Americans everywhere must and shall choose the path of social justice, the path of faith, the path of hope and the path of love toward our fellow men." from a campaign address, Detroit, Michigan, October 2, 1932.

"I propose to create a Civilian Conservation Corps to be used in simple work, more important, however, than the material gains will be the moral and spiritual value of such work." from a message to Congress on Unemployment Relief, Washington, D.C., March 21, 1933.

"I have seen war. I have seen war on land and sea. I have seen blood running from the wounded. I have seen the dead in the mud. I have seen cities destroyed. I have seen children starving. I have seen the agony of mothers and wives. I hate war." from an address at Chautauqua, NY, August 14, 1936.

"Unless the peace that follows recognizes that the whole world is one neighborhood and does justice to the whole human race, the germs of another world war will remain as a constant threat to mankind." from an address to White House Correspondents' Association, Washington, D.C., February 12, 1943.

We've allowed manufactured division and petty diversions to take up our time instead of thinking about things that are awesome, more fulfilling to our minds, bodies and souls and needed to survive. We're increasingly leaving the stewardship of nature, human needs and social justice as part of the commons to corporations. By their model, they have never cared about any of these things because they reduce their value to dollars only. We live in a world in which they have badly distorted the meaning of life, but we are pushing back, still.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:55 PM

30. Good post, and good quotes. eom

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Response to freshwest (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:10 PM

41. "They Reduce Their Value To Dollars Only"

We see that everywhere. And here is another glaring example of how that plays out.

http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=OBR&date=20120802&id=15405937


Two things, why didn't they have some kind of insurance to protect against a huge hit like this and why wasn't there defensive code in their program to halt trading when a dollar threshold was hit, similar to the thresholds stock markets themselves have built in. It's always full speed ahead like the stockholders don't matter -- the stock is down 50% since this error happened. It's just insane and largely avoidable. All it takes is prudent management rather than money grubbers that know nothing.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #41)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:21 PM

42. That tech talk has little to do with what I said. If that stock goes down 50%, I could care less.

Last edited Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:21 PM - Edit history (1)

Why don't you just make an OP out of that, it doesn't answer my comment nor the thread OP. Thanks for your answer, though. I think you are deep into the financial side of life and that would be a great thread for those who discuss such things, Really, I could not make head or tail out of what you wrote, but many may. Sorry.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:55 PM

5. Shovel some of that money into the pockets of the media, sir.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/london/story/2012-07-31/NBC-sticking-to-delayed-times-for-London/56617960/1

NBC sticking to delayed times for London
By Michael Hiestand, USA TODAY
Updated 20h 21m ago


...NBC Sports Chairman Mark Lazarus reiterated what NBC has said for literally decades. "This is a business," Lazarus told Sports Business Daily. "It's not everyone's inalienable right to get whatever they want. We are charged with making smart decisions for our company, for our shareholders."

Lazarus will likely regret that rare moment of corporate candid. But it's not like NBC is being excessively greedy. Lazarus, before the Games, said NBC would likely lose money on London coverage - it lost $220 million on 2010 Winter Games coverage.

But viewers might ask, so what: Comcast, NBC's parent, had total 2011 revenues of $55.8 billion.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:56 PM

6. That cartoon sums it up

Sometimes in my most cynical moments, I believe that the sole purpose for Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and all the rest is to divide Americans, get us at each other's throats and keep us busy fighting "the little battles" so the rich cats can skim off the top while everybody is distracted.

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Response to Jessy169 (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:58 PM

7. Trust your cynical moments.

I'm pretty sure that's EXACTLY what it's about.

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Response to Jessy169 (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:00 PM

8. Bingo! n/t

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Response to Jessy169 (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:29 PM

11. I think that is correct

welcome here

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Response to Jessy169 (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:11 PM

14. You'll notice that Faux isn't among the media 'reporting' on protests.

They're inside, helping bag the cash for the banksters.

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Response to Jessy169 (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:27 PM

18. And sadly, the Fat Cats that have us divided also have

Congress bought, lock stock and barrel.

State legislatures also. And the Oval Office.

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Response to truedelphi (Reply #18)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:25 PM

24. And the Supreme Court... n/t

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Response to chervilant (Reply #24)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:29 PM

45. Right you are. WIsh it weren't so, but

Them's that's got the money runs the Society, from the courts to the economy to the wars we fight.

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Response to truedelphi (Reply #18)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:48 PM

44. Indeed. nt

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Response to Jessy169 (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:42 PM

21. Sad but true. 'twas ever thus. nt

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:24 PM

9. Bingo! Same old strategy. nt

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:28 PM

10. lol.


Read my sigline...

All distractions...all of it.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:41 PM

12. For sure this is what's happening! Thanks for posting! n/t

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:42 PM

13. the LIBOR scandal is a classic example

 

as are even the Olympic games-- the British people got ripped off big time.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:13 PM

15. Kick and rec.

Ain't that the truth.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:20 PM

16. Our historic post office was just closed

With next to no notice and the public meeting was a formality, the workers were already given notice to move. Next, sell to highest bidder.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:23 PM

17. 100% correct

They are looting government

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:32 PM

19. It isn't just press that is ...

... complicit in this.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:35 PM

20. looters must be shot

At least that was the rule in NO. Guess its only a crime when the 99% do it.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:53 PM

22. Ain't it the truth! Contraception, gay marriage and the war on drugs make a perfect shiny object..

...distraction from the corporate looting and destruction.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:16 PM

23. Now that you mention it...

What IS going on with all those new Anti-Working Class "Free Trade" Treaties?




You will know them by their WORKS,
not by their rhetoric, promises, or excuses.
Solidarity99!
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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:10 PM

25. Kick

 

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:22 PM

26. The problem is

that the M$M (mainstream media) treat Republicanism as if it were a simple lifestyle choice rather than the abomination of abject EVIL that it is. The time has come for those few journalists who do stand up for progressive values to at the very least recognize (re-cognate) that the Reich-wing in America present an ominously dangerous PATHOLOGY of passive aggression. There is an epidemic of hatred going on in America now and in every case, whether it involves sexism, racism abuse of the poor or disabled, homophobia, etc. the GOP has aligned itself with the side of HATE. Why? Because religious hysteria and all the years of privilege have convinced some of these patricians in the one percent club that their own shit doesn't stink: that they really are superior to others. And in order to feel superior, one must keep someone else down. That's a form of passive aggression. Have a bad day? Hey, kick a homeless person (metaphorically of course--you can't legally kick them, but you can vote in ways that cripple them economically).

Sadly, until it's either lavishly explained to them on TV, or made obvious by another depression in the economy, the masses of sheeple will not understand what's really going on.

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Response to Utopian Leftist (Reply #26)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:28 PM

28. Good point, UL

but don't call the media "mainstream". It is far right and highly partisan - anything but mainstream. Call them Big Media

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:01 PM

27. They forgot natural resources also.....kick

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Response to glinda (Reply #27)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:07 PM

32. Sort of hinted at with the clearcut in the background n/t

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Response to IDemo (Reply #32)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:14 PM

35. oops! Missed that. Thanks!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:42 PM

29. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, Canuckistanian.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:05 PM

31. Kick!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:09 PM

33. Everything's going according to plan.

Austerity, here we come !!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:11 PM

34. Wedge issue divide, it's all the Republicans know.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:06 AM

36. This is the modern-day case of divide-and-conquer.

The elites of the G0Pee use wedge issues such as guns and religion to stir up a melee among the 99%, attracting just enough people to their side in order to impede progressivism. The RW owns the majority of the media, and they use propaganda machines like Fox News and AM radio to brainwash their voters to hold fellow Americans in contempt. This is similar to what happened in the slave days, where the masters trained their slaves to distrust their peers and to even snitch on them in order to get a little extra food or slightly better jobs.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:17 AM

37. The only problem with this cartoon is...

.... it makes it seem the MSM has been duped somehow and is not complacent.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:39 AM

38. Robber Barons 2.0

It is the end result of our trust of Wall St over enlightenment. Greed over grace.
It is destroying our lives, the lives of our children, the lives of every creature who swims, crawls or hops across the dirt and stealing the future from them every day it continues unabated.
The modern day Wall St trader is like a Buffalo hunter. They will help kill, skin the precious hide and leave the rest rotting in the sun. Until the day they are all gone. The day they will lament the legacy they leave behind.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:37 AM

39. Where is FOX NEWS???

I would send this to some conservatives but they would say "Yup I told ya so ya got to watch Fox to see what's going on.!!"

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Response to Canuckistanian (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:38 AM

40. I like it.....so true

 

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