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  •  I agree with everything you say (6+ / 0-)

    But I have a special beef with Obama's selection of Holder as AG as you have mentioned.  Back when Obama was first elected there was a website (I think it is still there) where citizens like myself could offer our ideas, and I did so.  I put forth the idea that Obama's first priority as president was to clean out the cesspool in the D of J created by Bush.  If we are to be a nation of laws then Obama needed to start there.  Of course he didn't and I have been hugely disillusioned ever since.

    With this recent disclosure by Holder that he consults as to how best to protect the financial industry rather than prosecuting them I realized it is outright hopeless to expect anything in terms of progress in fighting the corruption with this administration.  

    Frankly we may have to haul out the guillotines to get any real action.  I actually think something like this is inevitable since the American people will not stand for the current crap much longer.  

    This is not in any way intended to discourage you in your efforts.  keep up the good work.

    •  Talks of guillotines are premature, IMHO. And (1+ / 0-)
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      it would be highly ineffective since we live under a total-information-awareness-surveillance quasi-police state.

      The scariest threat to the nascent plutocracy would be for millions of people to first, recognize exactly what's going on, second, recognize the harmful propagandist effects of the U.S. media conglomerate, and third, unite in an extremely cohesive and strategic movement capable of taking well-planned, coordinated action, nationwide.

      That's what I'm about.  If you would like to join that effort, click here.

    •  One thing I have always stood against... (5+ / 0-) extrajudicial killings, whether carried out by the state via assassination programs or vigilantes and lynchers. When you remark that we may need to bring out the guillotines to get action, it is unclear whether you mean it literally or are just using a strong metaphor for throwing out hoi oligoi to restore democracy. I hope it isn't the former.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 04:32:39 PM PDT

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      •  I'm giving deweydog the benefit of the (0+ / 0-)

        doubt with my rec.

        “Washington has become our Versailles. We are ruled, entertained, and informed by courtiers -- and the media has evolved into a class of courtiers." - Chris Hedges

        by Klusterpuck on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 05:38:08 PM PDT

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      •  Let restate things a bit (4+ / 0-)

        What I want are consequences if one breaks the law.  But, what if the law is no longer enough since politicians are sufficiently bribed to decriminalize activities that clearly against the public interest.  Then, there must be some other way to hold the 1% accountable.

        I don't mean literally that there should be guillotines, but I am suggesting that there will eventually be a mass reaction to this dysfunction.  I have no idea as to exactly what it might be, but I am hoping for a peaceful restoration of accountability through legitimate political means.  But, I am not holding my breath, because it may not be peaceful and may not be "legitimate" since, as is being said, the US has become a police state wherein change through peaceful means is simply put down by force (ala the occupy movement).

        It is becoming clearer to more and more people that the idea of "free markets" and "unfettered capitalism" , blah, blah, etc.  simply doesn't work for the vast majority of folks.  There will be some reaction to this, and there should be.  

        Bottom line is that there needs to be behaviorial changes  in board rooms and other seats of power in the US.  Fear is one way to motivate such change, but so is removing the wrong people and installing the right people.  When the law is so corrupted that the latter is out of the question, what is to be done?

    •  "There's five million ways to kill a CEO" (2+ / 0-)
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      We could let him try to change a flat tire/
      Or we could all at once retire

      Who needs guillitines?  These motherfuckers can barely chew their own food.

      Three day national strike, they'd be starving in their own filth.

      income gains to the top 1% from 2009 to 2011 were 121% of all income increases. How did that happen? Incomes to the bottom 99% fell by 0.4%

      by JesseCW on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 06:38:27 PM PDT

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      •  Oh, come on (1+ / 0-)
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        These guys are the masters of the universe.  They'll just go Galt.  

        The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. - 9th Amendment

        by TracieLynn on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 07:14:54 PM PDT

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        •  If they ever do, I just want the film rights. (2+ / 0-)
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          It will be like Jackass meets that Paris Hilton reality show.

          income gains to the top 1% from 2009 to 2011 were 121% of all income increases. How did that happen? Incomes to the bottom 99% fell by 0.4%

          by JesseCW on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 08:07:18 PM PDT

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