Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Insider trading and the US Congress

60 minutes story well worth watching.

As if we needed more evidence that our politicians were corrupt.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The world is a business

I finally got around to watching "The Network". All in all, really phenomenal movie. I won't say much about it because it's really just one of those movies that's worth watching... not for the movie itself, so much, as for the ideology and the story that it conveys.

I've posted a few clips and scenes from this move in the past, but after watching the flick in its entirety, I came across one more that I just had to share. Unfortunately, embedding is not allowed in any of the dozens of copies of this clip, so you'll have to link directly to it.

The world is a buniness

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pick on the little people

So since I'm trying not to dwell upon the OWS movement too much, I figured it would be interesting to start taking a closer look at, what I believe to be, is a more and more prevalent trend in American society today.... Picking on the little people. From cops getting out of line and writing bogus citations for miniscule offenses, to new fees that we have to pay, and everything else in between,  it's pretty easy to see how the power structure here in the US (and the rest of the world) views the masses.

In my own way, this will be my contribution to the OWS movement. Each one of these examples offers evidence as to what the power structure in this country is really all about.... Keeping you timid, afraid, and beaten down, all while they continue to line their own pockets. Instead, I say let these examples enrage you... They certainly do me... And I promise, there will be many, many more to come.

Pregnant mom arrested for eating sandwhich

Woman trapped in airport for 8 days because of baggage fees

NY student imprisioned for 2 days for not having her ID

Biggest US firms paid less tax, study shows

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A long overdue update

I must apologize for my inactivity as of late. Life has taken many unforeseen turns recently, which has left me a little shaken, and in all honesty, I've had more pressing issues to try to attend to than keeping up on this blog, which hardly anyone reads. That being said, I don't want to abandon it entirely... If nothing else, it serves as a good personal archeive through which I can go back and look at the progression of this truly historic period of time as it unfolded.

That being said, I will try to once again be more active in my uploading behavior. However, I will try to limit my posts regarding the occupy wall street movement. Obviously, I am very supportive of this endeavor, but for fear that the movement would dominant the blog entirely if I did not restrict my postings, I will attempt to do as such. Besides, RT America has been doing a fantastic job covering the movement... most of what I get, I get from them, so you might as well get it directly from the source if it's a topic you're interested in.

Now for some random tidbits that I found interesting and share worthy.

New numbers: Income for top 1 percent skyrocketed over last 30 years