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Forum Post: Zombie Globe, Zombie USA, Zombie Congress

Posted 11 months ago on April 27, 2013, 8:40 a.m. EST by Middleaged (5140)
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Zombie Pension Funds, Zombie Retirements, Zombie Economy, Zombie Politicians, Zombie Voters, Zombie Taxpayers, Zombie GDP, Zombie Fees to Wall Street Investment Banks, Zombie TARP, Zombie Federal Reserve Lending to Wall Street. Zombie Jobs without Benefits, Zombie Payments on Student Loans, Zombie Home Mortgages, Zombie War in Iraq, Zombie War in Afghanistan, Zombie Drone Strikes in Pakistan, Zombie US Police State, Zombie AMMO For DHS and Napolitano, Zombie Armored Vehicles for Department of Homeland Security, Zombie Congress for Sure!, Zombie US President Barak Obama, Zombie US Income Tax Code, Zombie Tax Loopholes for Wealthy Corporations & Executives, Zombie US Federal Subsidies for Corporations, and ... Zombie US Public glued to their TV Sets getting Zombie US Mainstream Media News.

Just trying to get the Juices flowing.

How about a new National Poll on the kinds of Jobs people want. Then couldn't we have a Federal Budget that worked toward what the people want. Wouldn't that be True Representation in Washington DC instead of Foreign Wars and Occupations.

Yes, it should be obvious that the Big Money Lobby wants Austerity, Wants to Terminate Social Security, Unemployment insurance, and Medicare....

Actions speak loudly here! Wealthy people want to Drive the US Wage rate down so they can increase profit margins. And they don't want to pay for worker benefits or listen to worker complaints.

They don't even measure the "Real Economy with GDP. All of the Financial GDP from Wall Street is just taking money from consumers, municipalities, and States... Not to mention Pensions & Retirement Plans.

Remember, they don't measure the civilian deaths in Iraq, Kids killed in Pakistan Drone Strikes, total War Refugees, Total War Rapes, Loss of Houses, Loss of Businesses (Loss of Capitalism in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan),....

They don't even measure the Loss of Wealth in this Country.

They don't even measure the loss of Pensions which is now 84,000 Pension Plans that have been canceled.

They don't even Talk about the GINI Coefficient and what it means.

They don't talk about the people in Service Jobs without any Benefits and who have to work part time even though they would like a 9-5 Job with Benefits. (This really should be blown wide open, they should do a National Poll on the kinds of Jobs people want. Then couldn't we have a Federal Budget that worked toward what the people want. Wouldn't that be True Representation in Washington DC instead of Foreign Wars and Occupations.)

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[-] 2 points by Middleaged (5140) 11 months ago

The most Violent Government on Earth doesn't care about Jobs for People. We don't care about the Human Cost of War, so why should we care about our people after all. There is a Link Here - you know?

Both Democrats & Republicans Support War & Military Expansion.

Both Democrats & Republicans are War Hawks.

Both Democrats & Republicans Don't care about National Security in terms of US Retirement, US Pensions, US Job Benefits, and Social Security.

So I guess if we Elect War Hawks - We can't be surprised when they turn out to be Inhuman

[-] 1 points by redandbluestripedpill (333) 11 months ago

Zombie = somnambulism. America's leadership is operating from a trance.

[-] 2 points by Middleaged (5140) 11 months ago

Yes, Somnambulist Voters, Taxpayers, TV Viewers, and Retirement & Pension Fund owners.

Well, I guess if you are a wealthy Banking Executives or Federal Director ... you feel like you can make all the rules, make any decision you want, pass out any information or explanation you want, ... because you think you are at the top of the Food Chain or Power Chain.

Take the Patriarchy Model or Matriarchy Model ... then say well the laws don't apply to our sophisticated Economy & Banking... Justice & Truth don't apply to our sophisticated government ... so we get a man or woman applying the logic of a family unit to the Biggest Military in the World.

Why don't we create sophisticated structures through IMF, WB, GATT, WTO, NAFTA, CAFTA, TPP, UN ... so that we can secure all the resources we need around the world ... and we can use Secret Networks of Spy agencies or use our Military to turn a profit ... increase our personal power ... or make our Cronies Wealthy & More Powerful.

But ... Power Corrupts. There is no Incentive to help Americans get better Jobs or have more secure Futures.

In fact the Propaganda that seems to be Winning is to Out Source, Off Shore, beat down US Wages, Beat down US Worker Benefits, allow LBOs and Hostile Take Overs of US Companies to destroy benefits and lower Wages.

The Propaganda seems to say everyone should be loyal to a Corporation or work for the government ... or you can fight for your own business against the people that have control over the system.

I guess some people win. FACEBOOK, Google, Microsoft, Apple.

Clearly, the powers that be don't really believe in the Constitution or Justice or Truth.

Small Business is the Core of the US Economy. Most US Law is written to Regulate Commerce. But if the Largest Corporations get subsidies, tax abatements, public private partnerships, can use the court systems to destroy competition through expensive lawsuits, ... and small businesses don't get Loans in Recessions & Depressions ... Which US Agencies should be protecting Small Businesses and worker benefits.

Clearly, Off Shoring, Outsourcing, Incorporating off Shore, Leveraged Buy Outs, Firing older workers in mergers or company take overs ... and many other actions decrease Payroll Tax Revenues .... and put increased risk on Social Safety Nets and probably Local, State, and Federal taxes.

[-] 1 points by redandbluestripedpill (333) 11 months ago

Was 12/21/12 a shift in hemispheres? I mean was there like a 20 year thing that ended where there was a shift in the right brain/unconscious/long term memory, and left brain cognitive capacity. The way people are behaving, or the lack of critical thinking indicates either fear has taken over or cognitive capacity has dropped.

When that dropped, elements of government and corporations began rapid advancement of agendas of aquisition or elmination.

[-] 2 points by Middleaged (5140) 11 months ago

No, I take the Long View. The Creel Commission implemented Propaganda techniques to Make World War I a Great patriotic War that the American People would accept and fight.

Madison Avenue is the home of New York Advertising, mix that with Hollywood, and Cable Television and you get a Zombie Consumer Society sleep walking to their next Auto Loan....

The Wealthy People have been smarter than the rest of us. They have wired the whole government, all the regulations, all the Taxes, and now have Free Trade, Off Shore Production, and Off Shore Trust Accounts stuffed with cash from their Shell companies.

It didn't happen over night.

We probably have to go back to the Creation of the Federal Reserve, the Private Central Bank, and ask ourselves why our government can create money on its own pays Interest to Wall Street Investment Banks.

But it sounds like our whole society is educated and filled with financial schemes that force us to work either for the government, or for a corporate career of Loyalty, unless you figure out how to run your own business ... and stay out of corporate Lawsuits. You have to be careful not to become a target for large corporations.

Who were the first Robber Barons? Rockefeller Oil, Big Steel, Railroads, Warburgs, J.P. Morgan, Rotsheild, Ford....

Anyway, they wired the US Congress, our Regulators, Our IRS, and our education system.

[-] 1 points by redandbluestripedpill (333) 11 months ago

That is an accurate summary of maniplation and neglect on the high social levels. All that is missing is the insertion of secrecy. Which btw, works best with somnambulism.

Living in fear and confusion creates a zombie like state. The uses of semiotics in media have triggered lots of instincts which may exhibit in altered mental states. Whereupon fears can be inflated.

Another aspect is mental health care. The recent mass shootings are done by zombies, real ones. Custom made just to be used to control us by medias usages.

[-] 2 points by Middleaged (5140) 11 months ago

You're right. The winks & Nods of government corruption are equal parts conspiracy and secrecy. I was just thinking how doctors endorsements or the American Dental Association can drive product sales for a more expensive Tooth Brush partly through our fear of getting sick or getting tooth decay. But we have entire industries based on cleaning, sanitizing, killing germs, and safety for our kids.

In the end people don't remember the Military Conflicts the US has been involved in. C.J. Chivers is on the Radio today, NPRs Fresh Air Show. He is talking about US Support for Syrian Rebels that has been ongoing and kept secret. C.J. Chivers is a Foreign Correspondent for the NYT. And wrote a book called "The Gun" on the history of the AK-47, Kalishnikov.

http://nprfreshair.tumblr.com/post/49201658348/tomorrow-on-the-show-terry-is-talking-to

On why Child Soldiers favor AK-47s:

“It’s out there. And the weapon that’s out there is the weapon that tends to get used. But the other reason is the design. It’s very, very simple. It’s almost intuitive. You can take it apart very quickly and put it back together just as quickly. It’s simple to clean. It’s simple to maintain. Most of the Kalashnikovs out there are very well made for the actual conditions of war. It has an excellent protective finish. It’s chromed on the inside of its barrel and its chamber. All of these things mean that if you’re not particularly attentive in caring for it, it’s still going to last and it’s still going to work.”

It could be that if you saw war in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Mexico it has the same Child Soldiers as now are reported in Syria.

[-] 1 points by Middleaged (5140) 11 months ago

Part of the Story of Zombie Economy, Low Interest Rate Trap, Addicted to low interest rates....

http://www.thestar.com/business/personal_finance/2013/04/27/why_canadians_are_stuck_in_a_low_interest_rate_trap.html

Why Canadians are stuck in a low interest rate trap

By: Adam Mayers Personal Finance Editor, Published on Sat Apr 27 2013

[-] 1 points by Middleaged (5140) 11 months ago

Total US Debt To GDP: 105%
by Tyler Durden, 04/26/2013

Now that we have the first estimate of Q1 GDP growth in both rate of change and absolute current dollar terms ($16,010 billion), we can finally assign the appropriate debt number, which we know on a daily basis and which was $16,771.4 billion as of March 31, to the growth number. The end result: as of March 31, 2013, the US debt/GDP was 104.8%, up from 103% as of December 31, 2012 or a debt growth rate that would make the most insolvent Eurozone nation blush. There was a time when people were concerned about this unsustainable trajectory, but then there was an infamous excel error, and now nobody cares anymore.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-26/total-us-debt-gdp-105

Zombie Budget - US Federal Government Spends like Drunken Sailor Even In a Sequester. Of course the Debt to GDP is much worse. The US GDP Number includes Financial Transactions by Investment Bankers on Wall Street that don't create anything and add no Value.

Honestly, Wall Street Bankers ARE A DRAIN on the GDP & Economy ... since they take money from consumers, pensions, retirements, Businesses, and governments... while actually shutting down benefit programs like medical insurance & Pensions.

[-] -1 points by inclusionman (7064) 11 months ago

It's just numbers, Govt #'s always wrong, They're corrupt.

The debt/deficit fear mongering is just tea party talking points to cut govt spending.

We don't have a spending problem, We have a low revenue problem.

Tax the rich!!

It's the only way to be sure."

[-] 1 points by Middleaged (5140) 11 months ago

JPMorgan Accounts For 99.3% Of The COMEX Gold Sales In The Last Three Months
by Tyler Durden on 04/26/2013

Submitted by Mark McHugh from Across The Street

Jamie Dimon Has Issues

When just one firm accounts for 99.3% of the physical gold sales at the COMEX in the last three months it’s not what most of us on this side of the rainbow would consider “broad-based” selling. Of course discovering this kind of relevant information requires an internet connection, 2nd grade math and reading skills, and the desire to do a teeny-weeny bit of reporting. Sadly they’ve wandered so far down the rabbit hole that the concept of “physical demand” (i.e. people actually wanting to take possession of the stuff) is puzzling to them because the vast majority of the world’s so-called “gold-trading” takes place in the realm of make believe (which is their natural habitat). It’s all fun and games until somebody loses their metal and “somebody” has lost one hell of a lot of metal in the last 90 days.

This is the CME Group’s COMEX metals issues and stops year-to-date report, which can be found here everyday for free. It chronicles the physical delivery notices of various metals, including gold. Let’s have a look:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-26/jpmorgan-accounts-993-comex-gold-sales-last-three-months (You have to click on link to see the Documents that explain - the Gold Pricing is pure manipulation probably for the Federal Government and Federal Reserve. He explains also how Gold Futures are sold at least twice for the amount of gold actually held in ETF GLD)

Total Net gold deliveries Feb 1 to April 25:

Vision Financial – 1 contract
R J O’Brien – 2
ADM Investor Services INC – 2
Marex – 5
Citigroup Global Markets – 10
ABN AMRO – 110
JP Morgan – 19,660

[-] -2 points by inclusionman (7064) 11 months ago

Yeah the corpoRAT con-men have been fear mongering the conspiracy nuts, doomsday preppers, & end of days apocalyptics for a few years now.

Heavy rotation with fux news, Breitbart, Beck & so forth.

All a scam, but if the economy crashes and we revert back to bartering gold is best to have.

I don't believe that we will crash that bad.

Hope you didn't buy gold.

[-] 1 points by Middleaged (5140) 11 months ago

Well, not sure how honest to be about my trying to get a dividend to supplement my income. Looks like I am the biggest loser in OWS when it comes to investments.... Yeah, I tried futures on silver and gold. Every time I tried I lost.

But... I got to say I don't think we want to go to a Gold Standard exactly. Government Budgets need a lot of work to unwind and get out of financial schemes. For instance paying big interest rates is a flag. Borrowing money is a bad idea for certain government agencies like perhaps schools. Trust funds owned by Universities or Governments are an opportunity for Wall Street or hedge Funds to come in and take fees and ruin the portfolio with Private Equity Funds & Real Estate or what ever the flavor of the week is in Derivatives.

Why is the US Treasury Paying Interest to Wall Street Banks for money the Treasury has the Right to Create. ...?

Anyway... Probably we want a Fiat Currency. But we probably want Gold, Platinum, Silver, Palladium reserves.... just to keep stability with our US Credit.

Fiat seems to be the most practical approach to currency. But War, and huge defense spending programs is the opposite to practical. We created DHS & Huge Spying Organizations in the Telecom Industry... and anything that could be part of defense and war is being privatized... like the post office. Excessive spending on a Police State tend to harm Fiat Currency.

Investment in America, US Industries, Energy Industry, Waste Management, Infrastructure would seem to help Fiat Currency. Just like investment in education and our young people.

[-] -1 points by inclusionman (7064) 11 months ago

Wow. Stop giving big banks cheap money, Agreed Transfer that activity to small regional/state public/non profit credit unions/banks.

That'll work.

Fiat currency, goldstandard,? I'm not sure we need that action.

Definitely keep wall st banksters uninvolved with the money supply.