Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Criticism Does Not Equal Collusion!

Members of the Obama Staff have recently commented negatively on some of us more vocal on the left. They intimated that our criticism of the President was tantamount to collusion with the right, to bring down his presidency. I take GREAT issue with that statement!

If pointing out  that hashed over rhetoric and flowery speeches with ZERO substance is bringing down the president then perhaps he should change his speeches to something containing ACTUAL solutions instead of flowery platitudes, and the same old sound bytes we've been hearing for months. People are hurting in America. Many have neither hope nor see any future for themselves. The time for words is OVER Mr. President!. It’s time for REAL and MEANINGFUL ACTION!

I voted for Obama and considered myself one of his staunchest supporters. However,  I'm VERY disappointed in what has transpired. A lot of which can be attributed to the neocon, obstructionist right and tea baggers, but a LOT is his own fault. His tendency to cave, capitulate, compromise on ANYTHING he perceives might involve having to make a stand and fight for what he believes (or says he believes)...instead, he delegates any "fighting" to subordinates.

If he is not willing to make a stand,  and to fight for issues HE KNOWS is in the best interests of those hurting in America, what makes him or ANYONE think others will want to fight when their perception is their own President doesn't have the stones to do it himself?

- Extended bush tax cuts for the rich
- Extended wars
- No wall street accountability
- Feet draging on gay and lesbian issues (DADT)

- Feet draging on Elizabeth Warren (one of the best things to happen for America in a long time!)
- ZERO passages of any laws regulating the wall street thievery
- No indictments in the biggest ponzi scheme/theft/economic terrorism in the history of the world in which credit agencies in collusion with wall street issued fraudulent credit ratings for nefarious "monetary instruments"/credit default other words...worthless junk!
- Not realizing that the health care system in the US was broken beyond repair...and then signing a health care gift for insurance companies under the guise of health care reform instead of instituting SINGLE PAYER/MEDICARE for all...which is THE ONLY SOLUTION TO THE CURRENT US HEALTH CARE DEBACLE

The list unfortunately goes on and YES...someone HAS to point out his shortcomings or at least what we perceive are his shortcomings....

AND....while I would sooner put my hand down a running garbage disposal than to EVER vote republican or tea bagger....I find it very difficult to think about voting him to another term as President...Actions speak much louder than words Mr. President!

This has been a public service announcement.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 it time to stop the madness? Is it time we get serious? Could this really happen?

JULY 4, 2013

The unanimous Declaration of the people of the fifty United States of America and its territories.

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed with certain unalienable Rights,  That among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind is more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute autocracy, it is their right, it is their duty, it is their responsibility, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of We the People of the United States; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former System of Government. The history of the present Representative Democracy in the United States is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Autocracy over We the People of the United States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

This Dysfunctional Representative Democracy has refused to subscribe to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

This Dysfunctional Representative Democracy has allowed its Governors and Congress to deliberately obstruct the passage of Laws of immediate and pressing importance, but rather the least importance while We The People suffer from inept, politically partisan, corporate favoring, leadership and frivolous actions.

This Dysfunctional Representative Democracy has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of We the People, and has allowed the elected representatives of the People, to abdicate their duty to the very populous whom by vote, elected them to power and abdicating to private corporate interests, the control of nation's currency. Who have chosen self interests and corporate interests of unfathomable riches, ignoring altogether the will of the majority of the people for whom they were elected to serve. Who have relinquished their representative duty in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to autocrats only.

This Dysfunctional Representative Democracy has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, distant from the depository of their Public Records, as well as in secret for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance and to obfuscate truths with lies, innuendo, and misinformation.

This Dysfunctional Representative Democracy has obstructed the House and Senate repeatedly, for opposing with firmness the invasions on the Rights of the People.

This Dysfunctional Representative Democracy has for a long time, caused others to be elected, whereby the destructive Legislative Powers, have become incapable of Annihilation. The People at large remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of destructive legislation, unsustainable Government debt, and politically partisan instigated class warfare between the richest and the poorest of this Great Nation, The United States of America.

This Dysfunctional Representative Democracy has passed legislation aimed at preventing and oft eliminating the ability of the population of these States; to pursue their unalienable rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

This Dysfunctional Representative Democracy has caused the obstruction of Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and has orchestrated the systemic destruction of the idea of Democracy on which this country was originally formed. Additionally, in abdication of their duties, they have refused to enact requisite laws and legislation which has left this country vulnerable to the hands of illegal immigrant invaders, foreign governments, under the vail of business, and those who would usurp authority, and ignore the sovereignty of our nation.

This Dysfunctional Representative Democracy has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing to uphold the laws of established Judiciary Powers and has refused to prosecute those responsible for acts tantamount to treason and torture, and collusion in both domestic and international economic terrorism and acts of subversion by the Supreme Court Justices by virtue of political partisanship and in support of corporate interests while ignoring the will of the People.

This Dysfunctional Representative Democracy has allowed Judges and members of congress and govenours to become dependent on, and do the bidding of corporate interests for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

This Dysfunctional Representative Democracy has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance through unjust appropriations and misappropriation of collected taxes to appease the richest, and with political partisanship, cause the dismantling of the hard working middle class.

This Dysfunctional Representative Democracy has mishandled in times of both peace and war, the Standing Armies assigned to its responsibility and has entered into unfunded wars both with and without the Consent of our legislatures and in direct opposition to the majority will of We the People.

This Dysfunctional Representative Democracy has combined and colluded with Supreme Court Justices and others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving it’s Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation, favoring corporate interests over We the People:
For imposing Taxes on those who can ill afford it while providing unjust tax breaks for the richest and to corporate interests without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be confined, without due process, for pretended or unspecified offences:
For allowing partisan State leaders to establish Arbitrary legislation and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into other states against the majority Will of the People and at the expense of the working class.
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For allowing partisan State Leaders to suspend hundreds of years of Legislation, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever at the peril of We the People.

This Dysfunctional Representative Democracy has allowed the plundering of our seas, the ravaging of our coasts, the pollution of our air and water supplies, and destroyed the lives of our hard working class people for partisan political gain and for the benifit of corporate benefactors.

This Dysfunctional Representative Democracy has at times transported large Armies of Mercenaries to foreign lands to complete the works of death, desolation, under the guise of promoting the spread of democracy however broken, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

This Dysfunctional Representative Democracy has allowed through ineptness, political partisanship, and arrogance in legislation, the excitement of the People, to the brink of domestic insurrection, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our Great Nation the merciless rule of class warfare, and its undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Government, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define autocracy, is unfit to be the Governing rule of a free people.

We have consistently warned our current Representative Democratic Government about the attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have reminded them that the birth of this country was through insurrection. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence.

It is becoming more evident day by day that they are deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the People of the United States of America Assemble, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these United States solemnly publish and declare, that We are united and demand a total reconstitution of governance and that as Free and Independent People we have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent Peoples may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
We the People

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Health Care In America Can be Dangerous to Your Health...Does America Want Health Care...or Health Insurance?

There has been much discussion about America's health care system...or the lack thereof. Whether you like the current system or not...few will argue that the system is broke and dysfunctional. Those who have health insurance are paying through the nose for health care. Those that don't have insurance are either paying through the nose for service they receive...or are a strain/drain on hospitals and the American tax payer who are footing the bill when people without "health" insurance become ill and need care.

So let us have a real and frank discussion about health care in America...whether by insurance exchanges, public option, or by other means...and it's impact on workers and the American economy. This is how I see may disagree....

First and foremost...most foreign countries have an advantage over America for at least 2 reasons. 1st, their business' are not strangled by the cost of healthcare for their workers. THIS in itself make their labor cheaper than that in the US...and 2nd....Most civilized foreign counties have a health care system that is paid for either by taxes...or by a combination of taxes and contributions by citizens. Some call this "socialized medicine"...I call it smart...or more to the point SANITY!

Now let's take a REAL look at so called health care in America....The public option or the proposed so called insurance exchanges are a smoke screen. Why is it a smoke screen? Because the the central issue has been obscured by rhetoric both from the left and right...and facts are being obfuscated by for profit health care providers. The question remains....are we talking about health care reform...or health insurance reform? I dont' believe anyone will argue the fact that we as a country are unhealthy...obesity is rampant, cancer, diabetes, smoking, alcoholism...and a plethora of other illnesses. Some are bad/deadly habits that can be broken...some are not. So the issue now becomes how do we pay for health maintenance or curing peoples illness.

Health insurance you say? Insurance is nothing more than a gamble. You place a monthly "bet" (your monthly insurance premium) at the casino (insurance company)...The insurance company is betting that you will pay them more money in premiums than they will have to spend on you for health care...and as you and everyone SHOULD know...when you gamble at a casino...the odds are stacked against you. Casinos know the odds are with them and the chances of them having to pay out are minimized. How do they do that? It's done in at least 2 policy (what the will and will not cover) and by health "maintenance" organizations (HMO).

How can I say the game is "rigged" or the odds are in favor of the casinos (insurance companies)? It's pretty obvious that casinos make millions if not billions of dollars. Millions of people "play" the game at casinos...but few actually come out winners. The odds are ALWAYS with the house. So...If on principle you agree with my position that on the whole, we as a nation are pretty unhealthy...AND that insurance is a gamble....neither the casinos nor health insurance companies can afford to pay out every time...they wouldn't be in business otherwise.

Policy is set by insurance companies relative to which illness' are covered and which are not. Physicians have a duty to either treat or cure you when you're sick...that's why you go to a doctor in the first place. But physicians (the dealers at a casino) who are in an insurance network are constrained by policies set by the casino (insurance company). They will only administer that care which is covered by policy. Any care outside of that policy will either (a) not be administered...(b) not be reimbursed....or (c) will require the insured to pay more money.

HMOs are typically very tightly constrained health care providers. Their primary concern (contrary to popular belief and their TV ads) is NOT providing health care...but rather to keep the costs to a minimum. Therein is the crux of the problem. Health care administered under the constraints of a company's bottom line. The physician's "duty" now becomes doing what the insurance company dictates in policy...and NOT what is in the best interests of the patients health.

Lets now talk about this wonderful idea called the public option. What is it really? Basically, it is the "choice" of what insurance company and insurance plan you will be covered by. So let's say for the sake of this discussion there are 10 insurance companies in this "pool" to choose from. Lets also assume they are mature companies...having been in business for a while. I don't know about you, but my monthly health insurance premiums (when I actually HAD insurance) were ALWAYS sky high, and if you do any comparison "shopping", you will find that yes, in some cases the prices do vary..but not that much. They are all in the same "sky high" ball park or vary only because the "coverage" is different. Its really is a shell game.
So if we find that the insurance premiums from the different companies in the pool are relatively the same...mostly unaffordable, especially in an economy where people are losing their jobs...and can barely afford to pay what is required to, shelter, etc...where/what is the option? Does it now become a choice of either feeding your family...or paying an insurance premium? THERE ARE NO OPTIONS IF ALL THE OPTIONS ARE BAD ONES!

SINGLE PAYER IS THE ONLY ANSWER! Some will argue it doesn't work. I say, look at 3/4 of all the civilized nations. They have some sort of single payer health care program, the cost of which is paid for in higher taxes paid by the people or corporations. The problem (if you can call it that) is that EVERYONE must contribute!...and as we know...everyone is or SHOULD be paying taxes. I'd be happy as a clam if I had to pay $50 or even $100 more a month in taxes to cover health opposed to what the insurance companies wanted for a cobra premium...$825/month!

You might say...the doctors won't go for it...uhh...ok...where will they go? If there is only ONE health care system...they HAVE NO PLACE ELSE TO GO...Does anyone think they will somehow quit and become a plumber? That ain't happening...and they sure as hell won't be leaving the country in droves to try their hand in some other country...No...they will remain in America.

The bottom line?...Insurance companies do have a place in society...but IT'S NOT IN HEALTH CARE! Let them insure cars, trucks, houses, and boats. I don't want the quality of the health care I receive predicated on some insurance company's or HMO's bottom line. I want the decision to what health care treatment I receive to be between myself and my doctor!
Just a thought...

Friday, February 25, 2011

Stand Up America...Before It's Too Late

The American dream...what a concept right? Unfortunately for many Americans, their dreams are not dreams at all...they're nightmares! For many Americans, their hopes and dreams have been dashed by corporate/wall street's insatiable greed, joblessness, a piss poor economy, and a government run by carpet bagging, corporate owned representatives who are the puppets of big business, big banking, wall street,  and foreign interests. The writings of our forefathers are filled with references to tyranny. A word we don't hear much of or use lately but describes EXACTLY what is taking place in America today.

The right wing oligarchs are looking to destroy hard working Americans by taking away their workers rights. Yes, the repuglican party, guided by the hands of the likes of the Koch Brothers and other corporate giants are now working day and night to break unions all across America. Wisconsin is only the first step in their "Final Solution" for the middle class. And while their plan is obvious, their ulterior motive is to destroy all unions because the union is one of the strongest voices of the hard working middle class and a supporter of everything corporate America despises....anything that detracts from making obscene profits on the sweat and sometimes blood of hard working Americans.

The recent ruling by SCOTUS relative to Citizens United is viewed by many as an act of subversion. Imagine, our country's own supreme court undermining our political system by classifying big business' as persons, thus allowing untold millions of dollars to flow into the coffers of elected officials to do their bidding and thereby undermining Americas' political system.

Main Entry: sub·ver·sion
Pronunciation: s&b-'v&r-zh&n
Function: noun
:  a systematic attempt to overthrow or undermine a government or political system by persons working from within; also :  the crime of committing acts in furtherance of such an attempt — 

And now, we have a wave of tea bagging, republicans who under the guise of balancing the budget, undertaking an endeavor to break up every union across this great land! They want to balance the budget on the backs of the American poor and the middle class, but continue to provide BILLIONS of dollars to corporations and the richest 2% of America in the form of tax breaks. They want to cut social security, retirement funds, and desperately needed social programs. The American middle class is being pushed into extinction by the rich corporations, all at the hands of their paid for, minion, government officials.

Some famous quotes to think about:

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. "
C. S. Lewis

"Under every government the [last] resort of the people, is an appeal to the sword; whether to defend themselves against the open attacks of a foreign enemy, or to check the insidious encroachments of domestic foes.  Whenever a people ... entrust the defence of their country to a regular, standing army, composed of mercenaries, the power of that country will remain under the direction of the most wealthy citizens."

"Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide."
John Adams

"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men."
Samuel Adams

"The shaft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle's own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction." - (no more evident than last November's elections giving republicans the majority in the House)

"How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!"
Samuel Adams

And finally and most dangerously quoted...

"Arms in the hands of individual citizens may be used at individual discretion for the defence of the country, the over-throw of tyranny, or in private self-defense."
John Adams

America, after reading the quotes above what say you? Is it not time to break the grip of corporations on America's political system? Is it not time to DEMAND that the people we elect do the bidding of  "We the People" and NOT the will of big business who fund the coffers of this perverse government of corporatist carpetbaggers?

Do not allow this country to fall at the hands of tyrants, to the lies and destructive and divisive rhetoric of the right wing, teabagger/republican party...for in the end, the fate of America is truly in the hands, and the will of  "We the People"!

I pray for the survival of America...and the return of the real American dream...Freedom from Oppression...and a better life for our children and future generations of Americans...or is it really just a dream afterall?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Today is a sad day for me...I had to remove a longtime, childhood friend from spacebook...

(Created several months ago as a thought...and "forced" to go public today)

I've known Billy since the 60's...we went to the same church...we were in the Boy Scouts together...and today..I simply could not take it anymore...I'm sad because I HAD to remove him from my friends list on FB. It seems Billy has been overcome by the rightwingnut rhetoric of hate, war, division, and everything anti democrat and especially anti Obama. He has become a war monger. He stands for everything I do not. I wonder how a once nice young Greek kid, could have become so corrupted by the he can continue to proliferate their lies, rhetoric, hate, and division...

I would never have thought that possible had I not been a witness to his posts on FB. What is most puzzling is that in almost every post, he claims to believe in God...He claims to be a servant of God...He claims to be a Christian....The real truth however can be seen in his heart through his posts....there is NO correlation between God and his posts...It's such a shame to see someone who used to be such a good person....become so dark....but I guess that's what is to be expected from those who have a hole in their heart...and allow that hole to be filled with neocon hate and division....he was slowly poisoned by the right...and I fear for his soul...

He has never been in the military...yet he is the first to rattle call for putting American lives in harms way...for unnecessary, illegal, and immoral wars. He likens our president to hitler...something right out of glenn brickheads, flush limpdogs, and shun handily's play book. His mind has been poisoned by the rightwing vile that is spewed daily on faux news and similar neocon supporting news agencies...and yet he continues to claim that he is a God fearing Greek Orthodox Christian....The degree of how much he has been blinded by rightwingnut hate and rhetoric is both tragic and appalling..

I don't pray much anymore...and probably by most standards....I'm not a very good least I know where I stand....and I have no delusions about where I may end up relative to the "eternal life"...That being said....I will pray for you Billy...I owe a once very good friend that much. I will pray that your son NEVER has to go to spite of your many saber rattlings...made by someone who has NO CONCEPT of what it's like to actually be in or experience war/combat.....I will pray that no one in your family is put in harms way by mad men who are blinded by war and destruction...and deep hatred for any and all who do not believe as you do.... I pray that you never get that call or letter from the military informing you of the loss of life of one of your family members..I pray that one day you will come to understand that no matter what the neocons preach...THERE IS NO GLORY IN WAR...WAR IS ANTI GOD!

I pray that if there is a God...he or she forgives you...(because I can't)...and that he or she rescues your soul back from the neocon wackjobs and purveyors of hate and division you seem to lovingly embrace....You think they offer you the solution to a better life....but all they offer you is empty promises, hate, bigotry, division, war, and violent, seditious is indeed a sad day for me....and a sad day for America...because people like you claim her as their country.....

Saturday, January 29, 2011

America has not yet figured out that we shouldn't be where we're not wanted....

The Middle East has been a smoldering volcano that erupts often...and often with terrible consequences. The wisdom is to KNOW THIS...and to understand the underlying arguments from EACH SIDE....That being people who are basically peace loving...though some unfortunately are easily blinded by rightwing, war mongering rhetoric...we have the tendency to push our “way of life” on others...not really understanding that we are ONLY about 200 years old....and we're trying to push our lifestyle, our values, our customs and our form of democracy (as broken and as apparently corrupt as it is) on countries that have been around THOUSANDS OF YEARS....

Our Middle Eastern foreign policy...and for the most part...our ENTIRE foreign policy for that matter has been a disastrous failure for many years!

Our country has tried to remain open to allow peace loving, freedom loving peoples from around the opportunity to come live and work go to school perhaps become citizens here....but the fact remains....not everyone WANTS to come here...OR be an American....Sadly...some think America is the devil....

The above was a preface the link which a Muslim woman, a member of MSA,...and HAVING THE PRIVLEDGE OF GOING TO SCHOOL IN THE USA....was asked a very simple you or do you Hamas?

Her response is chilling....and IMO only proves that we should STAY OUT of Middle East politics...and start restricting exactly WHO we allow in this country FOR ANY REASON....because the collateral effects of our political meddling AND our lax scrutiny of people crossing our borders has dire consequences.....

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Red 1 Blue 0

It saddens me to report to those of you who have not yet heard...Countdown with Keith Olbermann is no more...
Last night Keith Olbermann abruptly and surprisingly announced that it would be his final show...even as the network continued to advertise Keith and his show hours after it was over. It was no secret that Keith was a champion of truth...and an advocate for the left, particularly the less fortunate of main street. He was a shining light at the front of the battle between the right wingnut, rethuglican neocon, tea baggers and the left, liberals, or commonly referred to as "We the people of Main Street"

He will be sorely missed, for he was a commanding and formidable force against the rightwing lies perpetrated by right wing media, the flush limpdogs, bill oreallys, and shun handilys of the world. Speculation has it that his exit from MSN-BS was instigated by the merger of comcast and nbc....I'm guessing that even Stevie Wonder saw it coming...

I hope Mr. Olbermann ends up landing on his feet (I'm sure he will) but it is my greatest hope that he will continue to aid in getting the truth to the American People! Last night, a True American Patriot was felled by the rightwingnut is my hope and the hope of millions of his followers that he returns to the airwaves to continue the never ending battle of "Truth, Justice, and the America Way!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sooo....You want to fix the banking/credit crisis?...

If you're serious....Make it a law that ALL lending institutions must maintain a ONE to ONE lending ratio...NOT 13 to 1. They MUST maintain a dollar in reserve for every dollar they lend!


Lending/credit is a money exchanges hands....Banks/lending institutions basically shuffle numbers NOT MONEY...they "cook the books"....and they GAMBLE on the success AND failures of the borrowers ability to repay the loan....

It USED to be a pretty good gamble for them because they will take/seize their pound of flesh (collateral) from people who can't repay...

The housing collapse made everyone say WTF?....WHY?....Because what was once considered “sound” collateral...turned into "toxic assets"...or that's what they (the lending institutions) wanted you to believe....where are all those toxic assets?...supposedly only worth a few pennies on the dollar?....try finding's a shell game being played by banks and wall street...pennies on the dollar means a $500K house is worth 10K....Find one...I defy you....THIS MONEY CRUNCH ECONOMY IS A SCAM! Created by wall street and banking to squeeze the last drops of blood out of (in most cases) honest people....

Is it any wonder why we're seeing more desperate acts by desperate people...resorting to violence and destruction....because they feel they've been crapped on...and when they asked for help...but no body's listening...or they get scammed again by the very same people who put them in this position. Their houses/nest eggs/ “investments” taken in the scam.

I fear for the future of this country....those desperate souls who have been crapped on....and have reached their breaking point...will be the very ones out in the streets of insurrection....looking for blood and revenge on those that have taken everything they possess!