Monday, January 30, 2012

We Are the 99% and We Know It.

We are the 99% and we know it.
They are the 1% and they know it.

But do you truly understand the why and wherefore behind those statements?
And do you truly understand why the 1% don't care?

There are some excellent articles and shows that have been on recently that you really need to read and watch – and here are the info & links you need just to a couple of what I consider "the best".

A week or so ago, we read in The New York Times about what in the Gilded Age of the Roman Empire was known as a bacchanal – a big blowout at which the imperial swells got together and whooped it up.

The St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan was the site of a black-tie dinner for Kappa Beta Phi, whose members were told “what happens at the St. Regis stays at the St. Regis.” (John Marshall Mantel for The New York Times))

This one occurred here in Manhattan at the annual black-tie dinner and induction ceremony for Kappa Beta Phi.  That’s the very exclusive Wall Street fraternity of billionaire bankers, and private equity and hedge fund predators.  People like Wilbur Ross, the  vulture capitalist; Robert Benmosche, the CEO of AIG, the insurance giant that received tens of billions in bailout money; and Alan “Ace” Greenberg, former chairman of Bear Stearns, the failed investment bank bought by JPMorgan Chase
And if you have missed the first couple weeks of Moyer and Company – it’s time to catch up on your watching – cause you are missing out on some amazing commentary – unheard before – about the Wall Street banksters and the economy.

And if you missed this panel on C-SPAN - Take some time to take a look at what they had to say – 2 ½ hours worth of excellent commentary.
“Remaking America: From Poverty to Prosperity,” which featured filmmaker Michael Moore, author Barbara Ehrenreich, personal finance guru Suze Orman and veteran organizers Majora Carter, Roger Clay and Vicki Escarra..

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