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The US Is An Enron Economy

Allow me to tell you why the US is going to break up – Balkanize – into separate states/regions.

1. You can not run a civilization or a society on an Enron Economy – and the USA is an Enron Economy.

2. An Enron Economy is build on sucking the life force out of everything it touches leaving it for dead.

3. Those who run or are involved IN the Enron Economy can not stop or change its trajectory, even if you punish and send those in charge to prison – it will find others to replace them. An Enron Economy is always doomed to fail, it lives and strives for failure.

4. You can not change the system from inside, it is completely and utterly corrupt, rotten to the core. You must bury it in a concrete silo and start over. If you do not, those within its purview and anyone it touches must become a slave to maintain it.

So like the mafia, which is basically what an Enron Economy is, you will always have a kingpin(s) and that is anti-democracy; as is in the end, unregulated capitalism.

The modern human being needs seven things to survive:
Shelter
Clean Food and Water
Education
Health Care
Productive Purposeful Work
Communication
Rest

There is no reason to compete any longer for resources – just work to maintain, clean up the current mess and make the world a better place to live.

Finally, a little perspective: You are on a big rock hurling through space with no particular place to go, and the universe is indifferent to your needs – stop worshiping a book – get along, at least don’t go out of your way to hurt another, build a fence if you have to.

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The Two Latest Enron Economy Kingpins

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Can’t keep doing this shit
The Poison Beneath Us
Terror Drones
War Is A Racket
Blog That!
Why The US Empire Must End

 


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14 June 2009 – Brief

Fed to Hire {ENRON}  Lobbyist
The Federal Reserve is close to appointing a veteran Washington lobbyist to a senior role as the Obama administration prepares to ask Congress to redraw the central bank’s powers.

Linda Robertson, a former top aide at the Treasury Department during the Clinton administration, is expected to start at the Fed in July. She has been a lobbyist at Johns Hopkins University since 2002, where she was most recently a vice president for government affairs. At the Fed, she would lead the congressional-affairs team.

Ms. Robertson had a brief stint on the lobbying team at Enron Corp., but spent eight years in the Clinton administration where she worked closely with then-Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers as well as his predecessors, Lloyd Bentsen and Robert Rubin.

The central bank is bulking up its political operations as it faces increased scrutiny from lawmakers. The Obama administration is expected to call for the central bank to have the power to oversee companies, products and practices that could pose systemic risks to the economy.

But Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D., Conn.) and Sen. Richard Shelby (R., Ala.) have said they are uncomfortable with expanding the Fed’s powers in this way.

There are other legislative challenges facing the central bank. Ben Bernanke’s term as Fed chairman expires on Jan. 31; he or his successor face confirmation by the Senate. If President Barack Obama chooses not to renominate Mr. Bernanke, many believe a top option could be Mr. Summers.

Sen. Dodd said he hasn’t yet made up his mind about what changes, if any, to make to the Fed. “[W]e need to fix what’s broken and be careful about all of a sudden extending new authorities and powers and so forth in ways that may jeopardize the underlying primary functions of entities,” Mr. Dodd said.

“In the Fed’s case, the primary function is monetary policy and obviously they’ve taken on these other responsibilities, which they frankly haven’t handled terribly well,” Mr. Dodd said. “That’s not my conclusions alone. I think others who have looked at this objectively would agree with that.”

up against the smartest guys in the room…
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REP Grayson:Why We Need HR 1207

had enough?

phonet

Do This Instead

HOUSE BILL H.R. 1207

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SEC Officially Charges Angelo Mozilo With Insider Trading

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged former Countrywide Financial CEO Angelo Mozilo and two other former executives with securities fraud for deliberately misleading investors about the significant credit risks being taken in efforts to build and maintain the company’s market share. Mozilo was additionally charged with insider trading for selling his Countrywide stock based on non-public information for nearly $140 million in profits.

NOW! Bank of America disclosed that it was paying the legal fees of Angelo R. Mozilo, the former chief executive of Countrywide Financial, who has been accused of securities fraud and insider trading.

The bank said Mr. Mozilo was covered by an indemnity clause in place when he ran Countrywide, which Bank of America acquired last summer.

“Under the agreement that he had when Countrywide was an independent company, Countrywide continued to be responsible for his legal expenses for actions taken while he was an employee,” a Bank of America spokesman, Robert Stickler, told Reuters.

So, we honor contracts for insider traders who fail, but not GM workers?
BTW you’re paying for his legal fees
On The Edge

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HISTORY: Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000
Snake Oil
Follow The Money
HR 1207
The Watchman

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KBR Halliburton Open Pit Burning – Killing Americans
Thirty-four suits have been filed or are expected to be filed in 34 states where people with symptoms have surfaced, plaintiffs’ attorney Elizabeth Burke said.

The burn pits are so large, the suit said, that tractors are used to push “every type of waste imaginable” into the fire, and the flames shoot hundreds of feet into the sky, sometimes around the clock.

The suit claims the contractors failed to install incinerators to limit the toxic exposure.

“They took an enormous amount of taxpayer dollars and did shoddy work,” Burke said of the contractors. “The work they did harmed the soldiers and hindered the military mission. In some bases with an Air Force presence, planes could not take off and land because of the smoke.”

An Air Force memo that was leaked recently on Wikileaks, a Web site that receives documents from anonymous sources to help expose government misdeeds, said thousands of people might have been exposed to toxins at a burn pit at Balad Air Base.

“In my professional opinion, the known carcinogens and respiratory sensitizers released into the atmosphere by the burn pit present both an acute and chronic health hazard to our troops and local population,” Lt. Col. James R. Elliott, the chief of aero-medical services, wrote in a December 2006 memo.

The memo said the pit had been identified as a health concern for several years.
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burnpit.org

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Nuclear and Worker Safety: Limited Information Exists on Costs and Reasons for Work Stoppages at DOE’s Hanford Site
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Hanford Site in Washington State stores 56 million gallons of untreated radioactive and hazardous wastes resulting from decades of nuclear weapons production. The 31 work stoppages from January 2000 through December 2008 ranged from an hour to more than two years. DOE emphasized in the report that the work stoppages were for portions of projects and that in most cases workers were reassigned to projects where work was continuing.
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GAO finds 31 work stoppages at Hanford
The short stoppages usually were pauses to refocus workers on safety issues or to address safety concerns. They ranged from a forklift collision with a vehicle to the spread of radiation contamination inside a facility.
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look, what I bought today!
hope they’re radiation and burnpit free

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Essay: The Faces of the Financial Crisis

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McCain – redux redux -“Hey, you damn kids get off my lawn!”

Outside his advanced age, health concerns and his flip flopping John McCain has problems on a whole host of issues, Mr. “Straight Talk” has a lot of splainin‘ to do.

Here’s the short list, a taste, of potential political problems for McCain:

McCain and the Keating Five – the 1980 S&L Scandal – bad timing all around, especially during this latest housing crisis.

Confessing to the Enemy – John Kerry was destroyed telling the American people what he thought of Vietnam 30 years ago, McCain actually confessed to the enemy. The Swift Boating of John Kerry opened the door to the Swift Boating of John McCain.

McCain- Feingold Campaign Finance Reform– Not popular with his own party. He also has a few other problems, marrying the heir to United Liquor doesn’t fair well with many on the right.

Cindy McCain, John’s wife, won’t release her tax returns – They have filed Separately for 28 years. So what are they hiding? First Lady Hillary Clinton is probably wishing she would have done the same.

Cindy Divests $2 Million in Sudan-Related Holdings

Cindy’s Family

McCain’s Religion From Episcopalian to Baptist. Though McCain attends the North Phoenix Baptist Church in Arizona, when he’s in town, he has never been baptized in the church. In order to be a Baptist it is essential to actually undergo baptism. Then there’s the anti-Catholic Rev. John “The Great Whore” Hagee

McCain’s Mob Ties

McCain’s Bad Temper

McCain’s Immagration

McCain’s Adultery

McCain DCI

McCain Lobbyist

McCain says he’s Too Old

Lobbyist

a very nervous McCain

McCain’s Health – McCain refuses to give up the “socialized” government health care plan provided to him courtesy of the US tax payers. Because he has several pre-conditioned illnesses, including cancer, the plan John McCain proposes would NOT accept him. Where does that leave you?

too old

The beginning introduction is painfully long, but this is very interesting

On Iraq

Vietnam Veterans Against McCain

McCain supports the terrorists

Speeches

McSame

Oh heck!

Book:McCain temper boiled over in ’92 tirade, called wife a ‘c**t’

canceled fund raiser
“The Texan, Republican Clayton Williams, made the joke during his failed campaign against Democrat Ann Richards. Williams compared rape to the weather, saying, “As long as it’s inevitable, you might as well lie back and enjoy it.” He also compared Richards to the cattle on his ranch, saying he would “head her and hoof her and drag her through the dirt.”
what kind of people does this guy know?

Vet Challenges John McCain on Vet Voting Record

SS

McCain Connected to Enron and Big Oil

McCain can’t get a break

McCain + Bush = McBush

Mccain’s flipflop

McCain’s Racism

McCain Hates the Troops

disclaimer: as the NRA would say…. “need ammunitions?”
there’s plenty here with ample reasons not to elect John McCain. This doesn’t mean I support Obama. On the contrary, search this blog and you’ll find just as many reasons NOT to vote or elect him either. No need to tell me a third party hasn’t a chance, because I know the odds. Still, I hope that the American people will wake up to the crap spoon feed to us daily by the corporate MSM, I also hope that the 100k people who don’t even bother to vote will realize the power they actually have regrading this election. There comes a time when you have to step away from your fears and take a stand. Look closely, there is no difference between Obama and McCain they are both bought and sold by corporate interests who care not for you. I encourage you to vote or write in a third party, don’t be afraid send a message of no confidence this November, make your vote sacred again.

McCain Adviser Was Lobbyist for Georgia

John McCain’s top foreign-policy adviser, Randy Scheunemann, is a leading expert on U.S.-allied Georgia — and was a paid lobbyist for the former Soviet republic until March, in the run-up to what has become a major battle between Georgia and Russia.

Democratic rival Barack Obama’s presidential campaign was quick to try to paint Mr. Scheunemann’s dual roles as a conflict of interest after Sen. McCain swiftly took Georgia’s side in the dispute, and cited it as evidence that Sen. McCain is “ensconced in a lobbyist culture,” as Obama spokesman Hari Sevugan told reporters over the weekend.

But given the rapid escalation of the fighting, and the fact that Georgia is being viewed as a victim of its neighbor’s aggression, Mr. Scheunemann’s ties to the small nation and its pro-Western Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili may look less like a weakness and more like a strength in the first foreign-policy crisis of the general election campaign.

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lied?

how many homes?

it ain’t much, but we call it home

McBush

The Draft

If You Marry a Wealthy Women

so much more

McCain POW Jokes

McCain rape Joke

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McCain – redux

Outside his advanced age, health concerns and his flip flopping John McCain has problems on a whole host of issues, Mr. “Straight Talk” has a lot of splainin‘ to do.

Here’s the short list, a taste, of potential political problems for McCain:

McCain and the Keating Five – the 1980 S&L Scandal – bad timing all around, especially during this latest housing crisis.

Confessing to the Enemy – John Kerry was destroyed telling the American people what he thought of Vietnam 30 years ago, McCain actually confessed to the enemy. The Swift Boating of John Kerry opened the door to the Swift Boating of John McCain.

McCain- Feingold Campaign Finance Reform– Not popular with his own party. He also has a few other problems, marrying the heir to United Liquor doesn’t fair well with many on the right.

Cindy McCain, John’s wife, won’t release her tax returns – They have filed Separately for 28 years. So what are they hiding? First Lady Hillary Clinton is probably wishing she would have done the same.

Cindy Divests $2 Million in Sudan-Related Holdings

Cindy’s Family

McCain’s Religion From Episcopalian to Baptist. Though McCain attends the North Phoenix Baptist Church in Arizona, when he’s in town, he has never been baptized in the church. In order to be a Baptist it is essential to actually undergo baptism. Then there’s the anti-Catholic Rev. John “The Great Whore” Hagee

McCain’s Mob Ties

McCain’s Bad Temper

McCain’s Immagration

McCain’s Adultery

McCain DCI

McCain Lobbyist

McCain says he’s Too Old

Lobbyist

a very nervous McCain

McCain’s Health – McCain refuses to give up the “socialized” government health care plan provided to him courtesy of the US tax payers. Because he has several pre-conditioned illnesses, including cancer, the plan John McCain proposes would NOT accept him. Where does that leave you?

too old

The beginning introduction is painfully long, but this is very interesting

On Iraq

Vietnam Veterans Against McCain

McCain supports the terrorists

speeches

McSame

Oh heck!

Book:McCain temper boiled over in ’92 tirade, called wife a ‘c**t’

canceled fund raiser
“The Texan, Republican Clayton Williams, made the joke during his failed campaign against Democrat Ann Richards. Williams compared rape to the weather, saying, “As long as it’s inevitable, you might as well lie back and enjoy it.” He also compared Richards to the cattle on his ranch, saying he would “head her and hoof her and drag her through the dirt.”
what kind of people does this guy know?

SS

McCain Connected to Enron and Big Oil

McCain can’t get a break

McCain + Bush = McBush

Mccain’s flipflop

McCain’s Racism

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