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Rethinking the Future

IMG_4581“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” -R Buckminster Fuller

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“We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living.

It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest.

The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living.

We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian-Darwinian theory he must justify his right to exist.

So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors.

The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.” -R Buckminster Fuller

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unfamiliar with Malthus – nice short summary regarding his theory on population.
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All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near. –Sun Tzu
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World Game “Make the world work, for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.” – R Buckminster Fuller
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“Neque porro quisquam est qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit …”Marcus Tullius Cicero

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‘Capitalism is a religion – it has its books, rituals, ministers, institutions. If you are a heretic you will be shamed and condemned. If you go against its rules or systems you will be imprisoned or damned. If you becomes an expert in it you will be regarded as a high priest and richly rewarded. In the religion of Capitalism everything necessary to life on earth is regarded as a monetized resource controlled by a hierarchy, and through this hierarchy it will be decided how long you live or when you die. Capitalism creates inequality. One of its most regarded idols/deities worshiped in Capitalism is money.’ atrib. Russell Brand

In 2015 more than 90% of the world practice some form of Capitalism.

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just do it

“I sit on a man’s back choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I  am sorry for him and wish to lighten his load by all means possible… except by getting off his back.”Leo Tolstoy

“If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine.”Che Guevara

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“A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting.” – Carlos Castaneda
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“The more I see of the moneyed classes, the more I understand the guillotine.” ― George Bernard Shaw
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“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.” -Mahatma Gandhi

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“If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” – Emma Goldman

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“Presidents are selected, not elected.”Franklin D. Roosevelt

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“If Americans simply choose to vote for the person who has a D or an R by their name, we will get what we deserve, which is what we have now.”Dr. Ben Carson

“In times of war laws are silent.” -Cicero

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“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize”

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“The rhetoric of penalties is the pretext for war – the real enemy of the American Government; or any Corporate Owned Government, is its People.” – atsame

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“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.”
“Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.” “Workers of all lands unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains” Karl Marx

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What is commodity fetishism – it is the perception of the social relationships involved in production, not as relationships among people, but as economic relationships among the money and commodities exchanged in market trade. As such, commodity fetishism transforms the subjective, abstract aspects of economic value into objective, real things that people believe have intrinsic value. — Basically, when your STUFF is more important than people.

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In the economy ocean money is like a shark, if it doesn’t keep moving it dies.

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“Freedom is participation in power.”Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Zionism is a Racist Ideology a Culture of Death Driven by Saligia

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“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” -MLK

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“The towers are gone now, reduced to bloody rubble, along with all hopes for Peace in Our Time, in the United States or any other country. Make no mistake about it: We are At War now — with somebody — and we will stay At War with that mysterious Enemy for the rest of our lives.” Hunter S Thompson 09/12/01

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“If any State in the Union will declare that it prefers separation with the first alternative, to a continuance in union without it, I have no hesitation in saying, ‘let us separate’. I would rather the States should withdraw, which are for unlimited commerce and war, and confederate with those alone which are for peace and agriculture.” -Thomas Jefferson

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“The Colonies would gladly have borne the little tax on tea and other matters had it not been the poverty caused by the bad influence of the English bankers on the Parliament, which has caused in the Colonies hatred of England and the Revolutionary War.” -Benjamin Franklin

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“The American People could have anything they want, trouble is they don’t want much of anything.E V Debs

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“Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.”H.L. Mencken

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“Fascism is capitalism plus murder.” Upton Sinclair

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“The day I lost all faith in humanity was also the day I was no longer afraid to die.” -anon

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“That which is falling should also be pushed” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
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What Is Freedom?

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High Popalorum vs Low Popahirum

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share the wealth

Huey Long – “Share Our Wealth Plan”  a program designed to provide a decent standard of living to all Americans by spreading the nation’s wealth among the people.

-Cap personal fortunes at $50 million each — equivalent to about $600 million today (later reduced to $5 – $8 million, or $60 – $96 million today)
-Limit annual income to one million dollars each (about $12 million today)
-Limit inheritances to five million dollars each (about $60 million today)
-Guarantee every family an annual income of $2,000 (or one-third the national average – $21k today)
-Free college education and vocational training
-Old-age pensions for all persons over 60
-Veterans benefits and healthcare
-A 30 hour work week
-A four week vacation for every worker
-Greater regulation of commodity production to stabilize prices

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The Seven Basic Human Needs and Rights For Any Civilized Society
Clean and Safe Shelter
Clean Food and Water
A Balanced Ethical Education
Health and Physical Care
Productive Purposeful Work
Free and Open Communication
and like all of Nature and Heaven’s Creations Rest
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“Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.” – Henry Ford

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all creative work is derivative – all creative work builds on what came before
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Friendly Fascism; The New Face of Power in America, by Bertram Gross

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all you need is love and an empty cup

 

“I want to go far far away out into the country, smell the fresh earth under the morning dew, hear the birds chirp and coo, dig into the dirt, grow fresh food and come brillig watch the flowers bloom.” -ish
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if money wasn’t the driving force in America, what would it be then?” -ish

“hope is a poor man’s deprivation” – ish

“You are on a big rock hurling through space with no particular place to go” -ish

“The universe is indifferent to your needs – stop worshiping a book – get along, at least don’t go out of your way to hurt others, build a fence if you must.” – ish

“public schools today are meant to:
warehouse children while parents slave at unimportant jobs filled with drudgery.
to instruct them on the rules, guidelines and policies of the larger institutions they will become reliant upon throughout their lives.
to deny them the ability of critical thinking by diverting them away from the skills of reason and logic.
to withhold the power of thinking freely.
to squash creativity.
to maintain the status quo.” -ish

 


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 “prison is the new plantation, debt is the new reservation, war is a culture of death” -ish

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“knowledge is power, but  it means nothing without the will to act” -ish

 

“An Observation:
Group A: individualist, doesn’t like collectivism until lead.
Group B: collectivist, relies on community until told what to do” -ish

 

“if you can’t take joy in hard work then it’s not good work” -ish

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Third Weekend July 2009 – Brief

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Afghanistan detainees indefinitely confined, refusing to leave cells to shower
The prisoners at the largest U.S. detention facility in Afghanistan have refused to leave their cells to shower or exercise for the past two weeks to protest their indefinite imprisonment.

The prisoners at the largest U.S. detention facility in Afghanistan have refused to leave their cells to shower or exercise for the past two weeks to protest their indefinite imprisonment.

The prison wide protest, which has been going on since at least July 1, offers a rare glimpse inside a facility that is even more closed off to the public than the U.S. detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Information about the protest came to light when the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) informed the families of several detainees that scheduled video teleconferences and visits were being canceled.

Representatives of the ICRC, which monitors the treatment of detainees and arranges the calls, last visited the Bagram prison July 5, but inmates were unwilling to meet with them.

Although the prisoners are refusing to leave their cells, they are not engaging in hunger strikes or violence. Ramzi Kassem, an attorney for a Yemeni national held at Bagram, said detainees are protesting being held indefinitely without trial or legal recourse.

The U.S. military declined to comment.

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PAULSON ECONOMY
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HANK “I Don’t Recall” PAULSON
(AM session)(PM session)

highlights…
REP Towns – TARP

REP Kucinich – Secret Mergers Illegal Acts

REP Speier – $15B Force

REP Burton – Too Many Secrets

REP Kanjorski – Meltdown

REP CummingsAIG Goldman

REP Kaptur – The Greatest Hail Mary Pass Of ALL TIME!

REP Stearns – Bait and Switch – No Credibility – Recuse

.more Goldman goodies
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larceny – n. the wrongful taking and carrying away of the personal goods of another from his or her possession with intent to convert them to the taker’s own use.

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Democrats logoCandidates Ask Lobbyists for Fund-raising Help
A number of candidates facing tough re-election bids are turning to K Street for fundraising help.

July 15 was the first time that candidates’ political committees had to detail to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) the lobbyists and companies registered to lobby that have been bundling for them — collecting checks for campaign donations to give to the politicians. Reports have begun to trickle into the election watchdog agency this week, which are required under the ethics law that Congress passed in September 2007.

In the new reports, several prominent congressional leaders in the House and the Senate have listed lobbyists as bundlers for them, bringing in tens of thousands of dollars from their networks for the lawmakers.

For example, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) listed many lobbyist fundraisers on his report to the FEC. Bundlers raised more than $110,000 for his campaign committee, Friends of Harry Reid, this past quarter.

Lobbyists helping Reid included Tony Podesta of the Podesta Group who collected $18,700 in campaign contributions for Reid this past quarter. In addition, Emanuel Rouvelas of K&L Gates bundled $19,000 for the Nevada Democrat. And William Singer of Kirkland and Ellis fundraised $39,750 for Reid. more

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marijuana Move To Legalize Marijuana Takes Root
In a 1969 Gallup poll, only 12% of Americans supported making marijuana legal. By 2005, support had grown to 36%. And in a Zogby International poll taken earlier this year, 44% of Americans said marijuana “should be taxed and legally regulated like alcohol and cigarettes.”The most interesting information, however, is in the demographic breakdown. more

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Conservative Group Offers Endorsement For $2M
The American Conservative Union asked FedEx for a check for $2 million to $3 million in return for the group’s endorsement in a bitter legislative dispute, then the group’s president flipped and sided with UPS after FedEx refused to pay.

For the $2 million plus, ACU offered a range of services that included: “Producing op-eds and articles written by ACU’s Chairman David Keene and/or other members of the ACU’s board of directors. (Note that Mr. Keene writes a weekly column that appears in The Hill.)”

The conservative group’s remarkable demand — black-and-white proof of the longtime Washington practice known as “pay for play” — was contained in a private letter to FedEx , which was provided to POLITICO.

The letter exposes the practice by some political interest groups of taking stands not for reasons of pure principle, as their members and supporters might assume, but also in part because a sponsor is paying big money.

In the three-page letter asking for money on June 30, the conservative group backed FedEx. After FedEx says it rejected the offer, Keene signed onto a two-page July 15 letter backing UPS. Keene did not return a message left on his cell phone.

Maury Lane, FedEx’s director of corporate communications, said: “Clearly, the ACU shopped their beliefs and UPS bought.” more
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Where’s My Bailout?

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apollotripod The Eagle Has Landed

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WHOW.H.O. Says It Plans to Stop Tracking Swine Flu Cases
In a move that caught many public health experts by surprise, the World Health Organization quietly announced Thursday that it would stop tracking swine flu cases and deaths around the world.

The last W.H.O. update, issued on July 6, showed 94,512 confirmed cases in 122 countries, with 429 deaths.

Many epidemiologists have pointed out that, in reality, millions of people have had swine flu, usually in a mild form, so the numbers of laboratory-confirmed cases were actually meaningless. And performing the tests has overwhelmed many national laboratories. W.H.O.

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Congressional Lawmakers Invest In Their (Financial) Health
As members of Congress assess the proper dose of reform for the nation’s health care system, many of them have likewise invested hundreds of thousands of dollars of their personal funds into the very companies whose financial fortunes depend on what measures become law.

While some political scientists and other experts are concerned this reality inhibits good policy, lawmakers themselves say the financial health of their constituents — not their investment portfolios — alone drive their decisions.

Legislators held significant investments in pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Amgen, the Center for Responsive Politics has found. Through 2008 — the most recent year for which lawmakers filed this information — many congressional members’ personal funds were also invested in big-time insurers Aetna, UnitedHealth Group and Metlife, among others.

“Having personal funds in healthcare companies has the potential to influence someone’s understanding of the issues and affect the policies they support. The potential for being influenced by one’s own self interest is present whenever Congress is considering legislation that could have an impact on the profits of the companies,” said Leonard Weber, Professor Emeritus at the University of Detroit Mercy and an ethics consultant for health establishments. “It would certainly be better if these self-interests were not part of the decision-making process.”

Nearly one in four current members of Congress had invested some money in health companies during 2007, the most recent year CRP calculated lawmakers’ extensive personal finances. (Data for 2008 will be available in our personal financial disclosure database come October). That made for a total of between $44.2 million and $93.9 million. And while the market has changed significantly since then, a scan of their 2008 reports show that lawmakers held onto–or even purchased–stock in these companies during 2008.

Because lawmakers report the value of their assets in ranges, it’s impossible to determine their exact worth.

Merck, Pfizer and UnitedHealth rank among the top 10 investments in 2007, and are part of an industry that opposes one of the main components of reform proposals–a public health insurance option that would compete with private insurers. more

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Drug Makers Score Early Wins as Plan Takes Shape
The pharmaceuticals industry, which President Barack Obama promised to “take on” during his campaign, is winning most of what it wants in the health-care overhaul.

The final contours of the legislation are far from settled, but the industry, led by a onetime powerful congressman, has notched a string of victories.

Legislation expected soon in the powerful Senate Finance Committee will leave out cost-cutting steps as part of an agreement with the industry and the White House, according to Congressional aides, industry lobbyists and others involved in the talks. more

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pound-signIMF warns pound could be at risk from uncertainty
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that Gordon Brown risks a run on the pound if he does not set out a clear path for reducing national debt.

In a report published yesterday following a staff mission to Britain in May, the IMF said that a “credible plan” was needed to reverse the rapid deterioration of the public finances if confidence in the UK was to be upheld.

“Market conditions suggest the UK has been getting the benefit of the doubt, both in the Government bond market and also the foreign exchange market,” said Ajai Chopra, the IMF’s mission chief for the UK. “This benefit of the doubt is not going to last forever and it’s going to be important that the Government does not test the limit of the market’s confidence.

“The authorities will need to move more aggressively in their fiscal consolidation plans and to be specific it will be important to set public debt on a firmly downward path faster than is envisaged in the 2009 Budget,” he added….

The report added: “Should fiscal sustainability come into question, interest rates would rise despite monetary easing efforts, the ability of the Government to provide support to the financial sector would be severely limited and pressures on the currency could emerge.” telegraph uk £

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itty bitty logo-googleWorking With News publishers
Last week, a group of newspaper and magazine publishers signed a declaration stating that “Universal access to websites does not necessarily mean access at no cost,” and that they “no longer wish to be forced to give away property without having granted permission.”

We agree, and that’s how things stand today. The truth is that news publishers, like all other content owners, are in complete control when it comes not only to what content they make available on the web, but also who can access it and at what price. This is the very backbone of the web — there are many confidential company web sites, university databases, and private files of individuals that cannot be accessed through search engines. If they could, the web would be much less useful.

For more than a decade, search engines have routinely checked for permissions before fetching pages from a web site. Millions of webmasters around the world, including news publishers, use a technical standard known as the Robots Exclusion Protocol (REP) to tell search engines whether or not their sites, or even just a particular web page, can be crawled. Webmasters who do not wish their sites to be indexed can and do use the following two lines to deny permission: more
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QOTD: “Oh, My Hat!”

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US Indentured Slavery

More of God’s Work?
Goldman Sachs robs widows and orphans

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How Goldman Sachs Screwed Ghana
Former Goldman Sachs clients are coming out of the woodwork with complaints that the notorious bank bet against them too. Including the country of Ghana — or rather its former largest company, Ashanti Gold (via Credit Writedowns) ghanaweb

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Looting Main Street
Matt Taibbi
How the nation’s biggest banks are ripping off American cities with the same predatory deals that brought down Greece.

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Whistleblower Exposes JP Morgan’s Silver Manipulation Scheme
On March 23, 2010, GATA Director Adrian Douglas was contacted by a whistleblower by the name of Andrew Maguire. Maguire is a metals trader in London. He has been told first-hand by traders working for JPMorganChase that JPMorganChase manipulates the precious metals markets, and they have bragged to how they make money doing so. more…
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Financial Genocide – Max Keiser

Goldman Sachs- Indentured Slavery – Max Keiser
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G8 – Max Keiser

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Goldman – The Great American Bubble Machine
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Matt Taibbi Interview PT1PT2PT3PT4

Goldman Sache 666

Goldman – How Goldman Sachs Took Over The World

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Goldman – Life Sucking Albatross

Goldman – REP Stearns – Bait and Switch! – No Credibility – Recuse!

Goldman  – The Joy of Sachs

Goldman –  On Huffpo

Goldman Sachs Are Scum!

Goldman Sachs Are Crooks pt 2

Goldman – Executives Sold $700M Stock- Most During Bailout

Goldman – Barack Obama’s Largest Contributor In The 2008 Election Was Goldman Sachs Receiving $994,795.00

Goldman – Follow The Money

Goldman – A Doctors Named Goldman Who Squeezes Your Sach?

Goldman – Geithner Grilled On Sachs

Goldman – Too Big To Fail

Goldman – Socialism For Banks

Goldman – Goldman Larceny

Goldman –  Government, Media and Corporate Influence

Goldman – A.I.G. Chief Owns Significant Stake in Goldman

Goldman – CBS: Goldman’s Influence

Goldman – Hires Law Firm To Shut Blogger’s Site

Goldman – CEO Lloyd Blankfein Addresses House Financial Services Committee watch for the Bloomberg bio

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History
Marcus Goldman
Samuel Sachs
Goldman Sachs Group
Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.

Morgan Stanley aka Salomon Brothers aka Saloman Smith Barneyaka Traveler aka Citi

BOA Merrill Lynch aka Credit Suisse aka Union Bank of Switzerland aka First Boston

Besides Manipulating And Skimming The Stock Market With Computer Codes Goldman Sachs Took The US Tax Payer TARP Money And Gave Us All Their Worthless Junk and hen awarded themselves $14Billion in Bonuses.

As The British Were To Us Before 4 July 1776 So Is Goldman Sachs Now.

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Goldman THEFT! Are They Rigging The System?

REP CummingsGoldman Awarded AIG Bailout Money, Why?

Ex-Worker Said To Steal Goldman Code

Ex-Goldman Programmer Described Code Downloads to FBI

Goldman Employee Out On $750,000 Bail

Web Manager Won’t Say If Others Saw Goldman Code

In-Depth Look – Stealing Secrets from Goldman Sachs – Bloomberg
– “What is Goldman Sachs doing with this trading code that could manipulate the markets?”

– “And Goldman got on the phone to the Justice Department and got them so fast to nail this guy, it’s almost – you wonder if they have a red line to the government.”

– “It is amazing within one day of Goldman calling they had FBI agents at his driveway doing surveillance. The next day they arrested him…”

– “It’s interesting that the prosecutor from the testimony that I’ve read, it almost sounds as if he’s working at Goldman Sachs.”

“The bank has raised the possibility that there is a danger that somebody who knew how to use this program could use it to manipulate markets in unfair ways.”

Goldman Sachs Loses Grip On Its Doomsday Machine

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Law Suit
Time For A $1 Trillion Class Action Lawsuit
How Goldman Sachs Does It

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Congress
Dick Durbin: Banks “Frankly They Own The Place”

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