Running for the US Presidency
by doc Friday, Aug 12 2011, 12:16am
Over recent years it has become painfully obvious to the international community that the two primary qualities of successful candidates to the office of President of the USA are, wait for it, borderline illiteracy and insincerity -- smooth-talking LIARS and/or nutters have occupied the White House for far too long. A brief review of recent presidents since and including Reagan verifies the FACT!
Crazy eyes, Bachmann
It beggars belief that lobotomised, extremist politicians like Palin and Bachmann are able to garner huge support from the broader lobotomised American population. (I think i've just answered my next question). How is a nuclear superpower that also controls the WORLD'S reserve currency realistically going to survive if imbeciles like Bachmann, Palin and LIARS like Romney and Obama are supported and function from high office or positions of social influence?
The stark reality is these people are CLEARLY extremely dishonest and/or limited, and I'm being kind! American politicians are either reprehensible LIARS, lackeys to MINORITY interests or dummies controlled by UNREPRESENTATIVE Bankers and Corporatists. Whatever you wish to call that political system it surely isn't DEMOCRACY!
A CLEARLY challenged, socially deteriorating nation CANNOT hope to survive on that basis and neither can a WORLD (that would survive) afford to ENGAGE a nation in such RAPID DECLINE! The recent imbecilic and absurd debt ceiling crisis in Congress more than amply demonstrates the rapid deterioration of REASON, which has undermined the very foundation of the nation. To date no real remedy or positive alternatives are evident on the American political horizon.
And so, In the absence of reason, integrity and MORALITY -- heinous WAR CRIMES committed almost daily in illegal wars -- the international community would have NO CHOICE but to REVIEW its relationship with what has CLEARLY become a PATHOLOGICAL nation headed for CERTAIN RUIN!
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Ruling Elites Are Insane
by Devon DB via stan - Global Research Friday, Aug 12 2011, 8:56am
There can be no debate anymore; it is now a fact that the American economic elite have lost their minds. These people are not stupid in any sense of the word, yet it seems they have truly gone off the deep end.
In the 1990’s, it seemed as if all was well, yet many companies were pushing for a new economic theory called globalization in which the world would become more economically interconnected. It was presented as a good thing for both the US and the world, however, as we can now see, only the companies are doing well and offshoring is destroying the US economy. It has led to a dismantling of the American manufacturing sector and with it large amounts of unemployment and lowered national GDP.
Then, in the early 21st century, in order to get at the oil and gas wealth in Central Asia and Iraq, wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were launched (as well as a robot war in Pakistan that may very well increase Pakistan’s instability). These wars, so far, will have cost America almost $3.7 trillion and we have nothing to show for it. The economic elite, in addition to wanting to wage wars in order to boost their profits, also didn’t want to pay as many taxes, thus the wars and the tax breaks contributed (see the 3rd graph) to the $6.1 trillion debt increase that occurred during the Bush administration.
Now, as of recent, this economic crisis has led to a real unemployment rate of 16.2%. However, there are larger problems with the financial system as it is now based on non-existent money, seeing as how the corporate-controlled Federal Reserve, “provided more than $16 trillion in total financial assistance to some of the largest financial institutions and corporations in the United States and throughout the world,” according to a recent audit of the Fed. This $16 trillion is larger than US GDP! One may ask how on Earth was the Fed able to get $16 trillion. The answer is that the financial system is now based on nonexistent money. This argument is furthered when one considers that the derivatives market has been worth more than the global economy!
Thus, by waging wars and having tax cuts for themselves, the American elite have led to the US having a massive increase in its debt. This has caused major problems for the US besides the recent debt ceiling crisis. There is a major worry about the future of the dollar.
Warren Buffett has stated:
“I would recommend against buying long-term fixed-dollar investments,” Buffett said at a public appearance in New Delhi. “If you ask me if the U.S. dollar is going to hold its purchasing power fully at the level of 2011 five years, 10 years or 20 years from now, I would tell you it will not.”
The dollar may very well soon be worth nothing, the country is an economic disaster and yet the American elite are acting as if all is well. These people have lost their minds and are destroying the very country which allowed them to become wealthy. That is insanity.
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[The question now is, who is more pathological/insane, the Elites ruining the nation or the masses/people that allow it?]
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