Category Archives: Politics

The election — a giant crap game?

Regarding the Federal Reserve, which is not “federal” (it’s NOT a government agency — it’s a privately held corporation and its ownership is a well-guarded secret):

“People talk about the issue of Republican vs Democrat… It’s organized crime. You call the Republicans ‘Genoveses’ and the Democrats ‘the Gambinos.’

The people at the top treat it like it’s their crap game. They’re making a lot of money. Occasionally somebody at the table shoots each other but the moment anything threatens their crap game, they all unite to protect it.

They’re both controlled by the same financial, economic and corporate interests.”

Michael Ruppert, in this film (at 59:32).

All this campaign ugliness has been a red herring, a non-choice masquerading as choice, some expert sleight-of-hand to get citizens to hand over more and more of our personal and economic freedoms.

No matter how you voted, I encourage you to keep an eye on your liberties in the coming years.

Lisa Ling reports: what happens to a foreclosed house

Or: Foreclosures are trashing the environment

Or: The treasures left behind when a family flees

Or: Why is that guy painting the lawn?

Or: “You know you’re in trouble when the lawn is brown and the pool is green.”

It’s hard to pick just one title for this clip. It’s long (12 minutes), but worth watching, in a sickeningly fascinating way. Lisa Ling comes in at 1:00.

I was uncomfortable watching it.


There are some well thought out replies to my questions on my last post. Go on over and read them, and feel free to contribute your own answers.