The Big Rake

One of the things normal people don’t get about Hillary Clinton is how seamlessly she fits into the moral universe of the ruling class. For instance, to normal people, lying is a bad thing. It lowers your status among the other Dirt People. In the Cloud, lying is a conditional concept. Lying to the Dirt People is fine. It’s what Cloud People must do to maintain order and assert their superiority. Lying to rivals while wrangling for power can be acceptable, as long as it does not reflect too poorly on the managerial class.

Another way to see how Hillary Clinton is emblematic of the managerial class is to examine her motivations. Normal people assume she is running for the White House as a power grab. It is assumed that politicians have big egos and winning office is driven by those big egos. That used to be true, but not in the modern managerial state. The real motivation is money. Most of the people in the managerial class are always aware of the fact they are not rich, at least not as rich as they deserve, and they hate it.

Hillary Clinton has always been obsessed with money. In Arkansas, she would complain constantly about not having enough money. Some will recall how she used to moan about how they were not rich enough when they left the White House. Presumably, that’s why they stole the furniture. All of her capers have been about turning her position or her husband’s position into cash for the family business. In the managerial class, credentials and connections are to be monetized. That’s their purpose.

Hillary Clinton did not weasel her way into the State Department gig because she wanted to burnish her foreign policy credentials. It was not about staying in the game. There was always a money angle. At State, she could travel the world, shaking down the rich and powerful for cash to her money laundering operation. Her husband could charge outlandish fees to give speeches on behalf of the foundation and maybe put in a good word, for the foreign potentate, with his old lady at the State Department.

Clinton’s run for the White House has a similar angle. This story about Clinton’s scheme for American retirement plans is a classic managerial class rake. Getting picked as one of the firms with a license to “manage’ these new accounts is a license to print money. The government will have to “supervise” this process, which means the bankers will now have a billion reasons to be on good terms with the government. Put another way, Team Clinton is planning to build a giant graft machine .

Now, Team Clinton will not benefit in the long run, but they are getting tens of millions in contributions now, because they are promising to push through this new plan. If Wall Street wanted to bring back slavery, Hillary would be talking like Colonel Sanders and singing Dixie during her speeches. Her political motivations are a manifestation of her financial ambitions. All over the managerial class, the game is to monetize access, power and prestige. It’s why Hillary fits in so well with these people.

For about twenty years, the managerial class has been trying to figure out how to get their mitts on American retirement funds stashed away in 401K’s. Talk to any Progressive and they will tell you how terrible these plans are, while they drone on about the terribleness of Wall Street. They floated a scheme in the 90’s called the Guaranteed Retirement Account that was like a 401K, except all funds were invested in US treasuries. This never got far as it was just a complicated tax and the math could never work.

This new scheme is simpler, but potentially much more lucrative to the managerial elite. If every American is required to have a retirement account, administered by a fund manager, that’s billions of new money siphoned off the real economy into the pockets of the financial sector. Better still, those funds will be controlled by Wall Street. They will put those funds into investments good for Wall Street. What’s good for the bankers is to be on good terms with the government. You see where this leads.

This is the way the managerial class works the rake. In less sophisticated countries, like say France, the politicians just raid the pension funds. It’s legal plunder. In the managerial state, the plunder is more nuanced, tarted up with soft feminine language like “inclusion” and “coming together for a common cause.” You can be sure that this plan will be sold as a way to bring the country together to solve our retirement problems for those who “play by the rules and just want a fair deal.”

What will happen, of course, is the same thing we saw with health care and pretty much every other part of the economy these days. It will be a bust out. The billions that pour into these new funds will be “invested” in things that benefit the rulers. Politicians will get advance notice on some new move so they can cash in their privileged status. The fund managers will kick back a piece of their rake to the politicians for the right to manage these funds. It will be systematic robbery of the middle class.

You would be forgiven for thinking that this sounds a lot like organized crime. That’s because it is organized crime, except the criminals write the laws, thus legalizing their plunder. This is a feature of the managerial state. It is the big rake. Instead of the criminals eluding the state in order to plunder the people, the criminals acquire credentials, which are a license to skim off a portion of middle class wealth. The whole point of winning office or gaining access is so you can get a taste of the skim.

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Karl Hungus
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How is the managerial class going to raid the 401k’s when *all* of its members are lying dead in the gutter, missing various body parts? Because that’s what’s coming…

ChiefIlliniCake
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Speaking of body parts, did you guys catch the massive rack action on Maria Bartiromo at the Al Smith slugfest last night?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA3Q_D4c1BA

Breathtaking.

And the dude to Donald’s right looks like he’s got a load in his pants.

Karl Hungus
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Maria looks like a young Sophia Loren, in that video. I could make her so very happy…

The Bagman
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This seems like an excellent analysis, in part because it strikes me sorrowful. I would like to think that folks like the Clintons started out scrabbling for power and have continued out of habit and sheer doggedness. That is, I would like to think of them as automatons. To remember that these creatures have betrayed their race, their country, and their fellow citizens for simple old filthy lucre is depressing somehow.

It’s evil, but it’s not the evil of a rivalry gone wrong. We don’t mean enough to the managerial class to be worth opposing. We’re just a natural resource.

R Daneel
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Satan’s greatest deception was in convincing so many he does not exist. Once you have seen and known evil it is easy to spot. It oozes from Hilliary. From every pore.

Whitehat
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Scary clown Clinton…

Bugsy
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This is why she wants to take our guns. Not that I have any.

A.T. Tapman
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I hope you did not lose your guns in a boating incident as I did, tragic that.

Member

Gypsies stole mine.

gebrauchshund
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Dingos ate mine.

Zeroh Tollrants
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Someone broke into my home and stole all of mine. Unfortunately, since I’m just a ditzy woman, I couldn’t remember how many I owned or what any of the names or brands they were. Some were bigger and scarier looking than others, I think a couple were those little ones, maybe.

meema
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I switched to poison blow darts. Quiet and easily hidden. In a war one must employ clever counter measure. The Cloud People never count on cleverness from the Dirts so they never see it coming.

thor47
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Always inhale BEFORE you put the tube up to your lips. My blow gun was lost when my artist wife used it in some postmodern something.

Samuel Adams
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First rule of Gun Club. You don’t talk about Gun Club.

LetsPlay
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Oh you can talk. Just keep plenty of ammo on hand and your eye steady.

R Daneel
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And practice the old bootleggers Rules For Revenoor’s:

Shoot
Shovel
Shut up

WetBurn
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Union bosses stole like this in the 70’s, and now the Dems are going to do it on a national government scale. Just like the Clinton Foundation is charitable fraud on steroids compared to Jesse Jackson’s charitable scam of the 70’s.

Member

Lying to the Dirt People is fine. It’s what Cloud People must do to maintain order and assert their superiority.

Or as the Cloud People like to call it, “The Narrative.”

I still remember Ol’ Baghdad Bob telling the camera crews that all was still well while M1’s were prowling around in the background.

mtnforge
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Have to understand the cloud’s method of rule. For them the only rule is there is no rule, but us dirt people have to obey all and any rule they decide suits or benefits their rule there is no rule.
At some point the dirt people figure out there isn’t any rules they have to morally or ethically obey.
Then the cloud’s are in deep shit.
Let them hide behind the rules then, see how much protection those rules they flaunted provide them.

rod1963
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Yep, it all boils down to consent to be governed. The state doesn’t have the sort of force needed to overtly control the population the way the Soviets did. The thing is the Soviets needed their vast secret police apparatus because the population *knew* the boss class were not legitimate. If the American people realize there is no rule of law and that the political class are merely criminals, then it’s over for them because their control largely relies on obedience of the masses since they have no real enforcement mechanism beyond that for any mass refusal. This is why… Read more »
Guest
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Rubbish. The Soviets had secret police. The US ruling class has simply privatized that function and handed it off to SJW networks financed by nonprofits and Soros, and enforced by HR departments in the private sector. Why do you think we all have to post anonymously on the Internet? And why do you think the powers that be are doing everything they can to eliminate anonymity on the Internet?

If you disagree try posting controversial material under your real name. You’ll be outed, doxxed, and most likely fired and rendered unemployable in the future.

alzaebo
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Yes, political officers embedded in every military unit and corporate workers’ collective.
University is where commisars get their credentials.
And, Citizen, if you see something say something, 1-800-Snitch-Society.

Doug
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Well dude, I publish all sorts of things, like the truth. Know what? I’m not afraid, they are afraid of what I am, a free man. I’ll be a free man if they try to come for me or not. They want people to be afraid. It is those of us who refuse to comply that make the difference. It is how this nation was created to begin with.
The rubbish is those who permit their fear of tyrants to rule their souls.

rod1963
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You miss the point. Compared to the USSR, there are few overt enforcement mechanisms in place. The main tool the corporate state has is the MSM which is used to convince the people the system is legit and thus rendering the vast bulk of the people passive and apathetic. Any state, including ours can only remain legit, if the people see it as legit. Once the people see the state is no longer representative of them, then it’s finished. Even in brutal police states like the Soviet Union and Romania. They collapsed overnight. The elites know this and is why… Read more »
Doug
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Yes yes right you are. Barely recognized truth, Consent, the powerful weapon ever devised.

Member

Start building tumbrils.

Member

I read this once, somewhere, that the original incipient governments were really just marauding gangs that got big. I think about that all the time now

LetsPlay
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I am always thinking of the western theme similar to that used in many movies like “Open Range” or “Pale Rider” where the heavy and his gang run roughshod over a town doing what they want, taking what they want, treating the locals how ever they want until someone comes along who is not afraid to stand up to the evil and take them on. Heh, so much for being civilized in the 21st century. We haven’t really come so far except for the sophistication of the scoundrels who have insinuated themselves into the political and legal framework of the… Read more »
CaptDMO
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SEE: “The Postman”
I was once one of you, I claim the RIGHT to challenge your “authority” !
“Oh, well…um….NEW RULES!

Jake Badlands
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Nothing like a good piece of hickory.

Rick Allen
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“Justice being taken away, then, what are kingdoms but great robberies? For what are robberies themselves, but little kingdoms? The band itself is made up of men; it is ruled by the authority of a prince, it is knit together by the pact of the confederacy; the booty is divided by the law agreed on. If, by the admittance of abandoned men, this evil increases to such a degree that it holds places, fixes abodes, takes possession of cities, and subdues peoples, it assumes the more plainly the name of a kingdom, because the reality is now manifestly conferred on… Read more »
LetsPlay
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Excellent!

King George III
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There are two types of government as there are two types of bandits: mobile, and stationary. Mobile bandits are just that—mobile. They often move from place to place, or they are often replaced, and so they have no real attachment to the people they rule. They loot, and pillage, and steal everything not nailed down, for their tenure is short and their time horizon is the short term. If they don’t get the gold bullion, the next mobile bandits to come along will. Stationary bandits, on the other hand, are stuck in one location, stuck with one people. Oftentimes, they… Read more »
LetsPlay
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Damn KGIII. That was good!

But I still don’t get you animus towards people of color who are hardworking, lawful and productive citizens? Besides your aim on “illegal” immigrants, which I agree with wholeheartedly, now you are showing me you have your sights on the right kinds of targets for revolt.

I wonder if you are not a provocateur in your other writings?

King George III
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“animus towards people of color” The only colored people with any legitimate claim to American residence and American citizenship are those here before 1965, namely the Blacks. In 1965, the country was 88% White and 12% Black. (http://imgur.com/7dnz2WM) All other groups were so diminishing as to be entirely negligible; no Mexicans, no Moslems, no Cubans, no Pakistanis, no Indians, no Chinese, no Arabs, no Dominicans, no Puerto Ricans, no Guatemalans, no Venezuelans, no Vietnamese, and so on, and only a fraction of a percent of American Indians. ) Then the left, meaning the Democratic Party, meaning the Inner Party, meaning… Read more »
LetsPlay
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Well now, if that didn’t spark something within you. I betrayed nothing as we both know that there are people here from other countries who have made the USA their home for decades and they did so the legal way. Naturalization. As for your assertion that prior to 1965 only whites and blacks were in the USA, you really display your ignorance of statistics and history of America. My folks were here in the 1940’s, grandparents, and were naturalized citizens who worked the fields and in construction making what is Silicon Valley today. Even I, worked at a Cannery loading… Read more »
King George III
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Prelude: I went and found the official US Census Bureau’s Statistical Abstract of the United States for 1965, and this is what I found: In 1960, the total US population numbered 179,323,175, of which 158,831,732 were considered White, 18,871,831 were considered Negro, and 1,619,612 were considered Other Races. Of those Whites, 149,544,000 had Native Parentage, 23,784,000 had either Foreign Parentage or Mixed Parentage and 9,294,000 were Foreign Born. Of the 33,078,000 “Whites” considered to be of Foreign White Stock, 67.6% were of White ancestry west of the Hajnal line (and Ireland), 23.1% were of White ancestry east of the Hajnal… Read more »
Dutch
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As a kid in the 1960s, I grew up on the San Diego/Tijuana border. Anecdotally, I would agree with the population breakdown of the time. Back then, even the border areas were predominantly “white”. I hadn’t really thought about it one way or the other since then.

LetsPlay
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First you completely misread my post. I did not say “Nonwhites made Silicon Valley the technology capital of the world.” I simply said ‘my’ parents were here and helped “build,” i.e. construction, the valley. And as for mocking you, what I am trying!! to do is point out that “illegal” immigration is the fault of other white folks in politics and business. Don’t blame the illegals, they come for the free stuff, sure, but who is it that is giving away the free stuff? The politico’s, that’s who. You don’t like it, I don’t like it. Now, as to the… Read more »
King George III
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“All immigration is the fault of other white folks in politics and business” Correct. White men (including Jews) jockeying for money, status and power. “I was born in America. My father was born in America.” I was born in America. My father was born in America. My great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather was born in America. “I would say I am more American in attitude about understanding and honoring the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights” Which Constitution and Bill of Rights, the modern hippy-lovey-dovey-guru version professed by all extant conservativisms, or the version written by the same men who, when deciding upon… Read more »
LetsPlay
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I fail to grasp just how your little brain works. So tell me, Kek, what side do you think I am on? Spell it out. Don’t leave any hanging implication.

LetsPlay
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I checked out your reference to the Naturalization Act of 1790 and it is accurate. However, what I find somewhat humorous is that this too is an Act of Congress, and we know what a bunch of idiots Congress-critters are, then and now. What I rely on for my “claim” on citizenship, regardless of your sentiment, is the text from Declaration of Independence which, maybe unwittingly, left the barn door open for us deplorables, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among… Read more »
King George III
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In closing, allow me to summarize our conversation. Me: Explication of mobile bandits versus stationary bandits, implying democracy may lean toward the mobile side, that Cthulu may swim left. You: Good job, you’re obviously a smart guy, so why are you a racist? Me: I’m a White man with lineage going back 350 years to the Puritans, my ancestors conquered this land and build this country for my people and me, their posterity, but my rightful inheritance was stolen from me, and I want it back. You: I’m a Nonwhite immigrant, and I was around back then and the country… Read more »
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I think Joel Barlow would agree. See post above.

guest
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Obamacare, now this, at which point do we start to call each other comrades?

LetsPlay
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You’ve got her pegged to a “T”. She should be called “Meretrix Maxima.” She will do anything or anyone for a buck.

Chiron
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“Most of the people in the managerial class are always aware of the fact they are not rich, at least not as rich as they deserve, and they hate it.”

Tony BLiar became extremely rich after leaving the Prime-Minister office, it pays to be on the side of the (((Elite)))

UKer
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Not just Bliar, but the ever-so-useless Gordon Brown who followed him into Prime Minister office. Once Brown had, as widely expected, lost the 2010 election to Cameron’s Tories, he soon abandoned any pretence of representing the people of his constituency who elected him and much preferred giving economic lectures to whoever would pay him the most. Unfortunately, one talk required him to fly to Switzerland and he endured untold misery on the flight for cooped up with him in the plane were a good number of Celtic football supporters travelling to an away match in Zurich or some such lovely… Read more »
Member

Touch my 401K and it won’t be the rope or even the guillotine but the impaling stake.

Who wouldn’t like to see that broadcast on coast to coast?

Drake
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I agree. IRAs a 401Ks are the true third rail. I’ve been stashing money in mine for 30 years because I’m not an asshole who thinks he’ll live off Social Security for the last decades of his life. Touch them and I will become violent.

Guest
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Better stock up on ammo then Drake. First they are going to confiscate your 401k in a de facto manner by requiring you to invest an age-dependent portion of your funds in government bonds which will be used to subsidize retirement programs for your fellow citizens. http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2013/02/the_feds_want_your_retirement_accounts.html And on top of that they are going to assess you a 3% payroll tax to fund retirement accounts for your fellow citizens. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-20/billionaire-clinton-hillblazer-pushes-new-tax-funnels-middle-class-money-wall-street I’m not sure that even Trump can stop this from happening. The vast majority of Americans have little or no savings for retirement and are facing a life of… Read more »
Drake
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Imagine the run on Fidelity and bank offices when the legislation starts making it’s way through Congress. People will die in that rush.

Member

If Hitlery is “elected” the next day I will be closing out my IRA and 401k. It will probably all be lost in a tragic boating accident along with my guns.

Member

In cash? That is losing purchasing power every day?

Buy land, it’s taxed. Buy gold, become it’s slave.

Buy ammo.

Al from da Nort
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Reposted & relevant: The other source of plunder for the connected grifters and grafters is the endowments of NGO world, private universities most definitely included. Plus, unlike 401k’s they have the easy possibility of being effectively demonized by the Dirt People. So an inviting target for the aspiring pseudo-populist political entrepreneur.
Perhaps the few actually smart Cloud People realize this, hence the visceral fear of Trump.

james wilson
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The endowments of Harvard,Yale, the Ford Foundation et al should be plundered.

Severian
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Karl Marx, that bastard, was right after all. Replace “capitalist” with “government employee,” and he’s nailed it.

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In 1977 the New Jersey state budget was $3billion, in 2016 $34billion. That’s roughly a billion a year increase. The population stayed the same. What it comes down to is that the federal government and all of the state governments are money laundering schemes for politicians and their cronies, the pirate class.

Drake
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Next week our gas tax in NJ goes up 23 cents a gallon to plug a “hole” in the infrastructure budget. It would be funny if I wasn’t going to be paying it until I escape from this asylum.

Nunnya Bidnez, jr.
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In the year 2000, Mayor Rudy Guiliani’s last year in office, the New York City annual budget was about 25 BILLION DOLLARS — and he had actually reduced the expenditures by about a BILLION DOLLARS from the year before.
Currently NYC’s annual budget is 78 BILLION DOLLARS.
There are about 8 million residents in NYC, about 3.5million are working taxpayers.
That’s about $20,000 of expenditures per year per taxpayer.

walt reed
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It has been coming for a long time. When you hear someone speak about changing retirement plans to resemble “safer” long term pension plans, you know this is more than a shell game. Boobus Americanus will eat it hook, line and sinker. Aluminum siding salesmen never really went away. I have always thought that any person too stupid to protect their assets from grifters should have no legal access to justice.

Member

They plan to crash the market just before making their proposals. Much the same as the current upward manipulation of health care costs.

alzaebo
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Yes, yes, yes, yes- create the “demand”. See War on Whatever.

alzaebo
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Shock and Awe. Shock Doctrine. Disaster Capitalism.

CaptDMO
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“In the Cloud, lying is a conditional concept.”
Yes, but you see, even among the clouds, “peers” who consistently pull it off SOOO
badly, SO often, are deemed Fuck-ups, and are quietly escorted to the kitchen, lest they
initiate a critical thinking revolution by chattel they DON’T own.

Notsothoreau
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Notsothoreau
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Managed to wipe out the first part of the post. This is what happens when Lefties control everything.

alzaebo
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Now that Obama gave domain control to the UNknowables- the Shadows- Drudge is headlining an Internet flash crash by a domain name host.

alzaebo
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Hot damm, that’s as big a deal as the retirement accounts.
Your water, where you can live, and the processes involved, thanks mate!

alzaebo
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No water, no food. I smell future opportunities.

alzaebo
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The worst part about this is that the rake is a growth industry.
These people have lifetime careers.
Their victories against the citizenry fund future success.

The successful pirates then go teach at uni to recruit more pirates!
Robert Kennedy Jr.’s students’ final exam, for example, was to go dig up 4 eco-lawsuits apiece for his firm.

Karl Hungus
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Cash out now, convert to gold, bury the gold. Or see your savings taken. Either, or.

JohnTyler
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A Constitutional Convention must be convened by the states to amend the Constitution and strip the federal government of the vast majority of it’s powers. These powers – including the ability to levy taxes and fees – must be the exclusive right of the states and the Supreme Court must be restricted to adjudicating only conflicts between the states. Each state Supreme Court would have the “last” word about what is Constitutional or not in their own respective state. By returning all powers to the states the federal outlays to the states (i.e., the primary method the federal govt. bribes… Read more »
james wilson
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Too late. The states are corrupted.

Fuel Filter
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There’s a good reason the Bible says “The *love* of money is the root of all evil.”

joe
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All that Social Security money is already under the control of the government anyway – Social Security buys loads of US treasury bonds, thus supporting the spending spree which keeps the (D)irtbags in power. Imagine the economic effects if that money was invested in productive business instead, not to mention the FREEDOM resulting from the fact most would be millionaires by retirement age if they saved that 15.4%? FICA(with employers contribution) and were able to get even a puny safe bank rate level return – which you can’t do nowadays, because money has become so cheap due to excessive Quant… Read more »
Karl Hungus
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All you need to make this happen is a time machine! 😛

Guest

You get it. The cloud people always take theirs off the top.

Another concept to explore is how the securitization of virtually everything has affected everything from food prices to commercial rent to the price of gasoline. When you were paying $4 a gallon for gasoline because of an overheated futures market, when there was never any issue with supply, there is something terribly wrong with our system.

Dutch
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The trouble with the securitization of everything is that you set up easy manipulation of both the price and the supply. You also create a situation where someone, somewhere can dump a bit of supply, or buy up a bit extra, and it can send prices gyrating all through the markets. Finally, you create an environment where everything is pixels on a screen, and who knows if the physical even exists? As South Park so eloquently put it, “And it’s gone!”.

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I like your use of the “bust-out” concept to help clarify things. First I heard the term was from a vice cop in Detroit early 70’s. We’d just had one at a local men’s club they burned down. I’m reading your posts in reverse and thought I’d pass on a long quote from a treasured book. You can find it online these days. Advice to the Privileged Orders in the Several States of Europe by Joel Barlow – 1792 Chapter V – Revenue and Expenditure A nation is surely in a wretched condition, when the principal object of its government… Read more »
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