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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-11 07:02 PM
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A great quote from The International
Umberto Calvini: The IBBC is a bank. Their objective isn't to control the conflict, it's to control the debt that the conflict produces. You see, the real value of a conflict, the true value, is in the debt that it creates. You control the debt, you control everything. You find this upsetting, yes? But this is the very essence of the banking industry, to make us all, whether we be nations or individuals, slaves to debt.

Everyone should watch this movie
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-11 07:04 PM
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1. K&R
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-11 07:29 PM
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2. ..
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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-11 08:09 PM
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3. Mr Laurel was blown away by that movie n/t
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-11 08:16 PM
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4. It doesn't take a bank to put you in debt. Look at the US.
But the same thing applies. Those who own your debt own you.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-11 08:44 PM
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11. And to some degree, on some occasions, vice versa:
The creditor, when they hold an enormous amount of debt from one borrower, can sometimes seek to make certain that the debtor succeeds.
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-11 09:45 PM
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12. Depends on what they want.
And who wants to play chicken.
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-11 08:34 PM
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5. Yes - good movie
And Clive Owen is perfect in that role.

I think this is what John Perkins (economic hit man) was assigned to do also - create debt and slave states for the US. Or rather, US bankers.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-11 08:38 PM
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6. We should call it the
IMF model
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socialist_n_TN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-11 08:39 PM
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7. What they don't realize though is that it gives
the working class ANOTHER weapon in the class war. True it's not like NATIONAL debt, but it's something.

Now we can not only withhold our labor, but we can withhold our debt repayment too.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-11 08:41 PM
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9. Only until they open the
privately run debtors prisons :fistbump:
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-11 08:41 PM
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8. And then they killed him.
I posted this quote probably six months ago after seeing the movie for the second or third time. I love this flick. Very telling about how the world works, especially at the end.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-11 08:42 PM
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10. We saw it last night
Loved it - will watch it again
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