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    Positronicus, jayden, Oh Mary Oh

    Naomi Klein wrote about it in Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.

    That's what the Fiscal Cliff was supposed to do - create an artificial disaster that forced Congress to act against the benefit of the nation. The entire sky-is-falling discussion of the Deficit is an example of Disaster Capitalism being practiced.

    Banks love it when they can risk public money for their private gain and stick tax payers with their losses. They can bet the moon, and either win or get a big payout as they leave the job. Top executives in large corporations similarly operate almost entirely in a banking manner, managing their organizations by budget rather then engineering knowledge.

    The US Supreme Court has by its actions and rhetoric has ceased to be legitimate. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - over

    by Rick B on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 12:12:09 PM PST

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