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Sat Jan 18, 2020, 12:02 PM

The biggest con job of them all...



They manipulate the low skilled and no skilled to believe that this shit is somehow in their best interests, so that they fight for those who would steal their futures, against any attempts to change this toxic status quo of extreme privilege outside the norms of governance… CON JOB 101...

What is different today is the people in the White house and Number 10. They are very different beasts from those that have come before. We know this. They actively support this monopolisation of national and international cross border corporate fiefdoms. Wankers are going to destroy democracy if they get the chance. Checks and balances are there for a reason, those around them need to do a much better job on this.

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Reply The biggest con job of them all... (Original post)
Soph0571 Jan 2020 OP
empedocles Jan 2020 #1
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 2020 #7
Wounded Bear Jan 2020 #2
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 2020 #8
Farmer-Rick Jan 2020 #10
Hermit-The-Prog Jan 2020 #3
Cracklin Charlie Jan 2020 #4
Maraya1969 Jan 2020 #5
MarcA Jan 2020 #6
B Stieg Jan 2020 #9
BamaRefugee Jan 2020 #11
I_UndergroundPanther Jan 2020 #19
smirkymonkey Jan 2020 #12
jalan48 Jan 2020 #13
Farmer-Rick Jan 2020 #14
paleotn Jan 2020 #15
Midnight Writer Jan 2020 #16
Evolve Dammit Jan 2020 #17
ancianita Jan 2020 #18
MasonDreams Jan 2020 #20

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 12:04 PM

1. Core issue

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Response to empedocles (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 02:05 PM

7. Yup. . . nt

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 12:13 PM

2. Some form of fascism is the ultimate outcome of unfettered capitalism...nt

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 02:05 PM

8. It is. . . . nt

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 02:09 PM

10. Good point

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 12:13 PM

3. More than democracy is at stake now -- it's the world.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 12:20 PM

4. It's bigger than Trump.

Thanks for the reminder.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 12:25 PM

5. The tariffs that #45 placed is equivalent to a tax on the poor as I see it

He give huge tax cuts to the wealthy and then enacts these tariffs which basically increase the cost of all sorts of items sold in the US.

There is no way I believe that all of the companies affected by tariffs decide to just eat the cost themselves. Never. They pass the costs along to the consumer and I can see it all over the place.

I also see the price increases in restaurants. I got one of those Mexican type bowels with some meat, beans, rice with chips and a drink the other day and it was $13. And I started thinking; "How does a person making $13/hour pay for their family to eat at this place?" For a family of 5 that is over 5 hours just to pay for one meal!


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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 01:54 PM

6. It is the Bottom Line and the M$M is complicit. n/t

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 02:08 PM

9. Thanks for posting this!

It's the other side (an essence?) of fascism that few in the MSM talk about at all.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 02:09 PM

11. CRAPITALISM.

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Response to BamaRefugee (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 07:14 PM

19. I hate capitalism. It's a destructive belief

It needs to go away forever. And the pigs that exploit this world need to be powerless and be made poor.
Let them look at the damage they cause up front and personal.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 02:11 PM

12. K&R

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 02:17 PM

13. There are indeed elites in our society using their power to shape our political landscape.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 02:24 PM

14. Well said

The rich steal their wealth from those who use to be middle class. The rich take the sales from people who use to be able to sell their products and support their families on those sales. They use our federal government to consolidate those sales for them.

When the USDA changed how they allocated school lunch program funding, they forced schools to buy their purchases And those purchases are 90% from big corporate farms and food processors. Now the big corporations sell their products, hard tasteless tomatoes and chicken nuggets, to the schools where small farmers use to get those sales. Now only the filthy rich owners of those corporations get that money where before it use to support 100s of farmers and their family members. Now those farmers are all in poverty.

But the USDA never mentioned how the change in funding would put so many farmers into poverty. The GOP knew, the USDA administrators knew. They just didn't bother to tell anyone. Now those farmers, living in abject poverty are conned into voting for the same people who made them poor.

Keeping the filthy rich's secrets is now part of our federal governments job.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 02:29 PM

15. Maybe that was their plan all along...

Some of them at least. Liberal democracy is a drag on profits.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 02:56 PM

16. When the rich get together for their enclaves, like Davos, they aren't plotting how to help the poor

They aren't talking about how to make sure people can afford health care. They aren't talking about how we can end world hunger. They aren't talking about putting their money together to ensure affordable housing.

They are talking about how they can make more money off of the world's problems.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 03:05 PM

17. Like the World Bank. Designed to capitalize on other's misfortunes and squeeze them dry.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 06:50 PM

18. If we want to know who are the stateless plutocrims outside governmental jurisdictions, I suggest

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The author obfuscates the correct frame for the Bretton Woods Agreement: The victory powers stated their aim was to free the world from fascism forever. In reality, they built the infrastructure for a new fascism - Corporate Fascism - the modern austerity is merely a vehicle to deliver it. We are witnessing the end & not the beginning of the process, set in motion at the end of WWII at Bretton Woods. The pillars of social democracy- law & justice, employment rights, civil liberties & human rights, and the social safety nets of society - have been bulldozed, one after another, under the guise of austerity{Austerity: The Demolition of the Welfare State & the Rise of the Zombie Economy by Mary-Anne Mendoza Nov. 21, 2014].


Yet he offers two books that he thinks offer even more in-depth exposures of who is behind the stripping of our assets and constitutional government...

Two financial experts that have penetrated this ultra-secret hidden financial system are Catherine Austin Fitts[former Secretary of Housing under George H.W. Bush] & Joseph P. Farrell Rhodes Scholar and author of several books regarding this hidden system of finance[Hidden Finance, Rogue Networks, and Secret Sorcery: The Fascist International, 9/11, and Penetrated Operations May 16, 2016].


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As to whether or not what Dr. Farrell writes about (as far as ancient tech) is true or not is not important. What is important is that it appears many of the movers and shakers of the world do believe it. And they don't want to share. Which means nothing good for you and I. No one links the dots and untangles the threads like he does.


There is no harm in knowing how global finance works, how it leverages paymasters of militaries that proliferate no matter those "in power."

I learned a lot from the first book and intend to read the second. As my ex son-in-law, who's among 1,000 VPs with Morgan Stanley, says, "this is not kook stuff." I believe him.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 08:46 PM

20. Money changers in the temple Try to NOT chase money, power, and status.

You will be punished and cast out. The money worshippers god is jealous god.

Serve two master's? Forget it, wont work
Camel through the eye of a needle? Can't be done.

Who am I to preach? No one
I know I am a total asshole with $$$
And when I was broke I was much nicer.

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