I generally don’t like using profanity because it doesn’t lend much to one’s argument, but WTF is wrong with our country? I mean really what is wrong with US when we can print up Billions and Billions and Billions and yet we have people living out of tents like a third world nana republic.
It’s mind boggling to me. Don’t bother with your high and mightiness holier than thou either. If you don’t realize that it can happen to anyone at the drop of just about anything, you soon will.
Cut the size of the freaking military by 80%, let’s move out from 120 of the 132 countries that the US has military bases in and let’s allocate some funds to getting this country up and working again. I believe in the goodness of humankind. I believe that most folks want to work. My issue is that I believe if the military is too large that we will be more likely to use it.
To demonstrate how the system is rigged against the lunchbox and 401k crowd, I was watching CNBC on March 19, 2009, Rick Santelli was remarking about the Fed’s announcement that it would buy US Treasuries. Santelli said that about an hour before the Fed’s strategy was made public that folks started buying boatloads of options. Do you get that – stop – about an hour before the Fed made the announcement some special folks who were in the know, who had advance notice of the Fed’s move, the Chosen Ones started buying options on the bonds. Santelli also said he couldn’t figure out what he missed that made it apparent to some other folks that buying the options on the Treasuries made sense. In other words some people were given a heads up and acted on it.
This is the link – go to about 6:50 in the video.
Look at the video. It’s rigged man and we are all being ripped off.
Due to computerized trading it would be easier to track down the culprits than it would be to make a pie crust. Think it will happen? Not on your life!! Why? Because if you are tied in tight enough to get advance notice of what the Fed is going to do than the Government has no interet in tracking you down and holding you accountable. If you are in the publicly traded markets make sure you look at it no differently than going to the casino or the track.
The markets are rigged and fixed. If you aren’t in the know you are nothing more than a rube strolling the games at a traveling carnival show.
And as you toil away to bail out the banks the banks are sticking it to you mister. Imagine that, they need help from US to stay afloat and what do they continue to do, nickle and dime everyone of us to death. They must have whole departments whose sole job is to come up with ever new and inventive fees. The banks come to you with their hands held out and then they have the balls to charge you late fees, over balance fees, statement fees and ever fees to pay by phone. They are leeches. Let them die on black top in the hot sun.
If you aren’t already mad enough as is, have you guys seen this, “At least 13 companies receiving billions of dollars in bailout money owe more than $220 million in unpaid federal taxes, a lawmaker said Thursday.” Don’t you know only the Little People the Lunchbox and 401k crowd has to pay taxes?
Met a guy in Walmart at the ammo cabinet. We were both waiting for the clerk to come and unlock it so we could get our goodies. As we’re standing around this absolute stranger to me says, ‘People are nervous. Everyone is buying ammo. They’re expecting riots.‘ This is where we are at today. Plan for it. In addition to brass I got toilet paper and plastic cups.
Get outside everyday and you will be blessed with discovering new things. I was out walking and we saw this little guy hard at work.