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Ray Koke

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  • PRISM: The US Government is mad at Bradley Manning for doing to it what it is Doing to All of us
    • This is about the 1% keeping tabs on the "troublemakers" in the 99%: given how broadly the 1% likes to stretch their definitions, all 99% of us may be a part of their concept of "troublemakers."

      Eventually these abuses will come home to roost with the wealthy. They will use them to purge one another; certainly there are enough haters among them that wealthy Jews, African-Americans, Latinos, Gays, Atheists and Powerful Women should have concerns.

  • Top Ten Catholic Teachings Santorum Rejects while Obsessing about Birth Control
    • Santorum is just a johnny-come-lately to the neocon republican movement that started with the class of Gingrich in Congress in 1994. If you substitute "illegals" and "gays" for Jews and Slavs, this republican crop of neo-fascists are following the Nazi blueprint of late 1920's and early 1930's Germany. A significant number of 1 percenters are worried enough about the masses coming for their wealth, and the great profits to be made in armaments, that they are supporting the neocon agenda from the sidelines with their money. Arguably, these neocons have already had their day in the Bush administration and will probably not regain control of the government; but if the economy goes into decline, which is likely, watch out. The seeds of ethnic hate, uber patriotism, intolerance of non-believers, etc. is still on the rise in the heartland.

  • OWS under Pressure: Banks Bailed out, People Sold Out
    • To the idea that the 1%, despite having low tax rates, end up paying a "disproportionate" share of the total American tax burden, I would like to point out this...the "bill" to Americans for protecting the wealth and well-being of the 1% has skyrocketed right along with their profits/wealth. The 99% are then burdened by exploding military and policing budgets to protect this wealth in which they DO NOT SHARE. The wealthy 1% have had their minions in Congress and local governments EXEMPT them from paying their fair share of taxes. The wealthy 1% again use their Republican Congressional mouthpieces to tell you that you should support their exemption from fair taxes because they are the "job producers." Well, so were the slave-owning plantation owners. Enslavement is the name of the game for these psychopaths.

    • This whole charade began when Senators and Representatives, after all their pontificating about the need for greater transparency in Wall Streets financial dealings, did a '180' and instructed the government to remove 'mark to market' as the accounting standard for these banks and financial institutions. In one stroke, largely ignored by the MSM and alternative media, Congress sold out the American home owner to bail out the Big Banks on a scale far greater than the "Bank Bailout" loan of $800 billion.

      The banks now are able to add to the asset side of their ledgers all mortgages and properties, mostly foreclosed upon, at any valuation that they "deem" fair. Thus the illegal and mad rush to foreclose on American home owners having mortgages which the banks do not own, but only services. Many of the owners of Mortgage Backed securities/
      Assets sold by Wall Street have already been "compensated" for these bad assets/mortgages, again, in most cases by the American taxpayer to the tune of 100 cents on the dollar as in the case of the AIG fiasco. The banks then steal the home from the deed holders to put on their books to "cover" the fact that they are BANKRUPT. The last two administrations and Congress have enabled and participated in this theft and looting of the American public. And the bought and paid "Supreme Court" runs cover for them and participates in these spoils.

    • This whole charade began when Senators and Representatives, spouting the need for greater transparency in Wall Streets financial dealings, then did a '180' and instructed the government to remove 'mark to market' as the accounting standard for these banks and financial institutions. In one stroke, largely ignored by the MSM and alternative media, Congress sold oput the American home owner to bail out the Big Banks on a scale far greater than the "Bank Bailout" loan of $800 billion.

      The banks now are able to add to the asset side of their ledgers all mortgages and properties, mostly foreclosed upon, at any valuation that they "deem" fair. Thus the illegal and mad rush to foreclose on American home owners having mortgages to which the banks did not own, but only services. Many of the owners of Mortgage Back
      Assets sold by Wall Street have already been "compensated" for these bad assets/mortgages, again, in most cases by the American taxpayer to the tune of 100 cents on the dollar as in the case of the AIG fiasco. The banks then steal the home from the deed holders to put on their books to "cover" the fact that they are BANKRUPT. The last two administrations and Congress have enabled and participated in this theft and looting of the American public. And the bought and paid "Supreme Court" runs cover for them and participates in the spoils.

  • Our News and their News
    • Dear Professor Cole, In a few short paragraphs you have poetically and incisively described the American malaise that has so troubled concerned citizens in recent years; unfortunately, these citizens appear to be too few in number and/or silent of voice and/or incapable of public action. Sadly it seems we have educated our youth to desire only "bread and circuses" and accept the propaganda line from the wealthy elite as their own world view. This is the legacy that Baby Boomers (the "Me Generation") leave to their progeny and the world at large. Though Boomers are aged and approaching their own demise, it is not too late for them/us to reach back and resurrect the American ideals of our past, throw off our consumerist malaise and hit the streets, campuses, seats of power and, once more, in active demonstrations of protest of governance misdirection and actions that are contrary to our desires and a betrayal of our American Ideals. Gear up and get going, Grey Power!! We must use our remaining strength to redeem ourselves.

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