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  •  an interesting observation... (14+ / 0-)

    Oliver Stone was interviewed after Wall Street 2 came out. Stone said that we the people aren't interested to make the rich accountable. Quite the opposite... we the people love them, want to emulate them: want to have the money, be the Koch brothers or the Real Housewives of LA, NY or whatever.

    It's time to move on. We are the planketon in this food chain. We have power. Just don't know how to use it. But be assured, once we are bled dry, those powerful few, those "haves" will crumble, finally. Power is relative.

    Influence is something more interesting.

    It'd be nice to make some attempt at getting some of us not driving on Sundays, tearing up oil company credit cards, car pooling to all after school sports... we could do it, too. one person, a couple of neighbors at a time.

    things go viral for a reason. hope you are doing okay, goose.

    i've opted out for a long time now. overwhelmed at the sightlessness of humans.

    but it's time to try to make better use of our resources, our time, and our lives.

    •  Disagree. That 2% are just not that into us (4+ / 0-)
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      anymore, and in fact have diversified globally.

      In terms of investment, they are barely recognizable as Americans.

      Change will not come because they have already sucked all the working capital out of this country. The bastards have the entire world at their disposal.

      Their power is now unchecked. Creation of generational wealth of these new global oligarchs is what's on their mind.

      This is America! We have vast wealth. Much of which was just legally stolen from the middle class.

      by DavidHeart on Sun Apr 24, 2011 at 08:28:57 AM PDT

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      •  They can't "run the same playbook"... (3+ / 0-)
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        ...in most other places. And the places where they can (Switzerland, Cayman Islands, etc.) simply don't have the "Global Muscle" to protect their interests. Our Financial "Wild West Show" is pretty much unique: big enough such that even as the foundation is crumbling, it is still robust enough to keep the wheels turning for at least another generation with no additional real investment on their collective end.

        They may want everyone to believe that their holdings and equity are 100% fungible and transferable, but a diminished US Government and society makes them immediately much less wealthy and powerful. They need the "full faith and credit" of this nation more than they will ever admit.

        The so-called "rising tide" is lifting only yachts.

        by Egalitare on Sun Apr 24, 2011 at 09:44:36 AM PDT

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