Archive for September 16th, 2011
Check out what Ron Paul said about the motives of the 9/11 attackers at a recent debate, as well as the Tea Party crowd’s reaction. Apparently many people in that crowd believe that all Muslims are terrorists.
Dylan Ratigan states that there are three main reasons for the lack of jobs: Trade, Taxes, and Banking.
To create real jobs, a country must have more money coming in than going out. But we have the exact opposite, with much more money going out that we have coming in. Until we reverse that trillion-dollar trend, it is mathematically impossible to create sustainable jobs.
Politicians talk a lot about jobs, but they do very little to change trade, taxes and banking to promote American jobs. Ratigan offers three short videos to indicate what American politicians need to do to promote Trade, Taxes and Banking to halt the “extraction” of American wealth and jobs.
Here is a condensed version of the above, Dylan Ratigan’s somewhat famous “rant.”
It would seem that anyone seeking a position of great power and responsibility should be willing to admit it when he/she makes a dangerous mistake.
But not these modern times, apparently.
Just look at what passes for a “debate” to “help” Americans choose their next president. Bob Cesca is aghast:
[T]hat’s exactly what CNN put on the other night. A game show. The cable news media has gone from simply cracking gaming and sports metaphors to actually becoming a game, with politicians as the contestants and a rotating guest panel of snickering propagandists and “analysts” as the judges. The only difference is that contestants on traditional game shows are held accountable when they answer incorrectly — they’re penalized monetarily or eliminated from the game altogether. But our cable news game show hosts just move on to the next question, so, in this regard, Wink Martindale might be a tougher moderator than Wolf Blitzer. I’m not sure if CNN knows it, but nearly everyone across the political spectrum thought the CNN presentation of the debate was ridiculously self-satirical
From Democracy Now, we learn more about the connection between Saudi Arabia and 9/11. Why wasn’t this information widely available 10 years ago?
According to recent news reports, a wealthy young Saudi couple fled their home in a gated community in Sarasota, Florida, just a week or so before 9/11, leaving behind three cars and nearly all of their possessions. The FBI was tipped off about the couple but never passed the information on to the September 11 Commission, even though phone records showed the couple had ties to Mohamed Atta and at least 10 other al-Qaeda suspects.
Former Senator Bob Graham described the news as, quote, “the most important thing about 9/11 to surface in the last seven or eight years.” Graham said, “The key umbrella question is: What was the full extent of Saudi involvement prior to 9/11 and why did the U.S. administration cover this up?”