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Forum Post: Bill Moyers back on the air.

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 29, 2012, 3:02 p.m. EST by WatTyler (263)
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And I’m happy about it. Intelligent, insightful, cogent and informative interviews and commentary.

http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-how-big-banks-are-rewriting-the-rules-of-our-economy/

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[-] 4 points by rpc972 (628) from Portland, OR 2 years ago

http://billmoyers.com/

Moyers and Company is probably the best weekly TV news show on air today to inform people what is going wrong or right with our government in America. He was encouraged by the Occupy Movement to return to the airwaves to help Americans awakened by Occupy understand what's going on. And, as he always does, he's doing a wonderful job.

http://billmoyers.com/

[-] 3 points by Middleaged (5140) 2 years ago

THIS is a great video for everyone and should be required for the whole family.

About 14 minutes into former CEO, John S. Reed, at Citibank is talking about how the Merger between Citicorp and Travelers private investment bank was managed between Bill Clinton, Alan Greenspan, Senator Phil Gram in Texas, and Robert Rubin, US Treasury, others and .... he makes a mistake saying lobbyist teach Congress the way Phamacies teach Doctors (we now know that Phamacies tell a bunch of crap to us all while they try to promote their drugs!!!).

SCANDAL: Robert Rubin of Course used the Swinging Doors between the US Treasury and Private Banking by Joining Citicorp as an Executive.

SCANDAL: Deregulation of Banking Cause the loss of $14 Trillion to US Households, and $34.4 Trillion in Stock Wealth for all Businesses.

SCANDAL: That we have trolls that have never been to Business School, and never had the proper education here in the OWS Forum saying they don't like Bill Moyers Investigative Reporting - Featuring CEO from Citigroup.

Shame, Shame, Shame

[-] 1 points by SparkyJP (1646) from Westminster, MD 2 years ago

After watching the show; it is obvious that our government has evolved into is a Kleptocracy - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kleptocracy

Kleptocracy, alternatively cleptocracy or kleptarchy, (from Greek: κλέπτης - kleptēs, "thief"[1] and κράτος - kratos, "power, rule",[2] hence "rule by thieves") is a form of political and government corruption where the government exists to increase the personal wealth and political power of its officials and the ruling class at the expense of the wider population, often without pretense of honest service. This type of government corruption is often achieved by the embezzlement of state funds.(think bailouts; TARP; Quantitative Easing; free money; wars, etc.)

It's time to change our kleptocracy (yes, we have to own it because WE allowed it to happen) to a direct democracy and stop the extraction - because the greedy bastards can't be trusted!! The system is broken. They even have to vote to see if congress is allowed to conduct insider trading - when they are the ones who right the laws!!

When you've had enough .................................................................

http://osixs.org/Rev2_menu_commonsense.aspx - Cheers

[-] 2 points by Underdog (2971) from Clermont, FL 2 years ago

Love his interview with Wendall Potter re: healthcare. If you haven't seen it, check it out on the Moyers site. That will really open your eyes to privatized healthcare vs. the government option.

[-] 1 points by Middleaged (5140) 2 years ago

about 20 minutes into the video ....John Reed mentions "Low Documentation Loans" that the press knew about.

Why doesnt someone with deep pockets sue the media for not publishing this as Risk? If the press is part of a US Anti-Trust Conspiracy......damn they need to be named on the law suit as conspirators along with their owners/bosses.

ANTI-TRUST LAW

[-] 1 points by jomojo (562) 2 years ago

I haven't watched his new show yet but will tape it each episode.

Some of the world's economic problems are a symptom of bureaucracy.

The idea that cheap labor is at the heart of unemployment is bypassing the other costs of doing business.

The ancient open markets, the style still common in "undeveloped" countries, spreads well being to producers and consumers. The wall street market is the opposite and the corporation model must fight inefficiencies in spending. The culprit of higher wages for the manufacturing and distribution of products, is only the low hanging fruit.

The executives fully understand that all jobs and office expenses affect the bottom line as well and this puts all of those jobs at risk. The bureaucracy often causes the company to be sold, scrapped and bankrupted. The high cost of labor is often used as a quick answer to failure, since the executives are responsible for the bureaucracies' inefficient implementation.

The Chinese model reminds me of slavery, or of the early industrial age when farm families were converted into factory workers and whole towns were company owned, in order to cut bureaucracy costs and increase productivity.

[-] 1 points by francismjenkins (3713) 2 years ago

Our problem, to few decent human beings like Dorgan in Washington. This video really crystallizes why we're here.

[-] 1 points by Middleaged (5140) 2 years ago

FOR The Right Wing Trolls:

There is a reason that we don't mess with UAV controllers, Computer guys, or even the young linguist in the Military. PEOPLE are resources. Let people work and create and they will do well.

The problem in the Military (still) and with some of the most conservative personalitties that we know: They want to use the old management style of Factories. We all this management sytle "X". This is where no matter what if production falls, then we have to hammer on the workers.

Welcome to the new world. The geeks are tech guys. the creative people are the people with innovative ideas. People like to work. Like the Video said, John S. Reed, CEO Citigroup, people work because "It is what they want to do".

People don't want to sit at home and compain to themselves. Who could beleive that if they don't beleive it about themselves? People are miserable if they don't work. How could you beleive otherwise?

COGNITIVE ERROR:

Stop Thinking In Black and White. There is at least one other "Theory on Management" Look up Theory Y Management. Some of us are immigrants. Some of use are computer users. Some of us are better educated. Some of us have natural skill or abilities from our parents or school.

SCANDAL: Globalization leads to more Theory X Managment of Labor. Globalization leads to an increase in more bureaucratic positions/jobs which has less responsibility, less job satisfaction. Under Globalization we need more factory workers to do rote tasks for less money. The higher paying government or business jobs are located far away from the factory (like in the USA in conglomorates).

This is just like hardline, right wing jobs. You like your job because you are around like minded guys with the same kind of values. You like working. People like working becuase it is Social. People are social. People want to learn, grow, feel responsibility, be accepted by their peers, be accepted by their management, ...People like feeing good though accomplishmnets or through work or through acceptance.

Military Love:

Military Families are the best in the work most of the time. Military families will allow their kids to make mistakes as long as they don't take drugs and get pregnant before they are ready. Many people dont' know that. But YOU RIGHT WING TROLLS should know that. Kids want to work and grow. And you love them, so you let them make mistakes and find the career that is right for them.

[-] 0 points by NKVD (55) 2 years ago

I thought he was dead.

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[-] -2 points by eyeofthetiger (304) 2 years ago

he's also full of hot air

[-] -2 points by headlesscross (67) 2 years ago

" Intelligent, insightful, cogent and informative interviews and commentary"

Translation:

Leftist,Progressive,unbelievable and irrelevant propaganda,interviews and commentary.

Willy is an anti-American POS who should have been exiled to North Korea decades ago.

[-] 3 points by Nordic (390) 2 years ago

Are there ever any "Intelligent, insightful, cogent and informative interviews and commentary" that are right-wing?

No. There aren't.

The truth has a left-wing slant for some strange reason.

[-] -2 points by headlesscross (67) 2 years ago

Answering your own questions is one of the stages of a developing insanity.

[-] 2 points by Middleaged (5140) 2 years ago

Nordic could be wrong - you could be an alcoholic instead.

[-] 2 points by Nordic (390) 2 years ago

You'd know. You're 100% delusional. You really should get a life, and quit wasting your time posting on a board where NOBODY gives a flying fuck what you have to say. You're a troll, and an ignorant and stupid one at that, so why bother? Seriously, if you think you get something out of all the time you waste here, you really should see a shrink. Put your time to better use. If there's anybody in your life who loves you (which is quite doubtful) they would appreciate it as well.

[-] -1 points by headlesscross (67) 2 years ago

Well,.........you have certainly told me off. You're right "nobody loves me".

Thank you,I will endeavor to persevere and dedicate my life to being a Hypersensitive,thin skinned Progressive with no tolerance for any other opinion but that of my Messiah.

I promise to never question Algore,Obama or any other Leftist POS about anything they do.

I will let this country go to hell and stand by laughing because I know if they only listened to Obama the world would be a better place.

[-] 2 points by Nordic (390) 2 years ago

Why are you making the claim that Obama is a leftist?

If you actually listened to Obama he would be your HERO.

Obama is a right-wing tool, he's a con man, he's your best friend. He's a neocon and a corporatist, and the Best Friend Forever of Wall Street and the Military Industrial Complex.

That fact that you don't KNOW this is Clue Number One that you're a complete idiot and don't even pay the least attention to reality.

[-] 1 points by Middleaged (5140) 2 years ago

totally agree about Obama. I have write about this. And now have some political cartoons that I created to that effect.

[-] -1 points by headlesscross (67) 2 years ago

It's nice to know you at least aren't an Obamabot. But you clearly need to study and learn what is actually "right-wing".

You're confusing and not very informed about Ideology and purpose.

Obama is indeed a Leftist,perhaps not as "Leftist" as you would like but non the less a Progressive/Leftist Politician.

[-] 3 points by epa1nter (4650) from Rutherford, NJ 2 years ago

Obama is to the right of Nixon.

[-] 2 points by Nordic (390) 2 years ago

Absolutely.

[-] -1 points by headlesscross (67) 2 years ago

If you make an accusation, it is up to YOU to provide the evidence.

You declared something. You prove it, Dickless.

[-] 2 points by Nordic (390) 2 years ago

Look at, oh, every single action he's taken since becoming President.

Name one thing that he's done that's remotely "leftist".

[-] 1 points by Middleaged (5140) 2 years ago

Aw, you don't know how to work in an office. Have never worked in an office. Otherwise you would not post obscure remarks that people dont' know the references refered to.

I was just going to post this because of your poor LOGIC. However, I guess I might was well post it since you seem to have no knowlede of history and no use for the constitution. We got the Bill of Rights after the US Constituion, but the guy next to me in the office and foxhole is black and he never got he right to vote till the 1960s. Clearly the people with brown skin, yellow skin, or whatever have been kept out of the higher levels of business. When you can't even vote, and 50-85% of the black men are given a criminal record for non-violent crime, the effect is people with the name headlesscross will keep them from getting food stamps, keep them from getting apartments, keep them from jobs, and force them to commit crimes.

[-] 1 points by epa1nter (4650) from Rutherford, NJ 2 years ago

Why? YOU never do.

Nixon sign Mediciad into law. Nixon's health care plan was more liberal than Obama's. Both promised to end wars, and both prolonged them. Obama provided more money to banks and Wall Street than Nixon ever did. And Obama passed more tax cuts for the middle class than Nixon.

Go home, troll.

[-] 2 points by Nordic (390) 2 years ago

Nixon also helped start the environmental movement in this country, even the EPA. Back then (and I'm actually old enough to remember!) cleaning up our air and water and land wasn't considered a "liberal" issue, it was considered common sense and the right thing to do and it was supported by almost EVERYBODY regardless of political affiliation.

[-] 1 points by headlesscross (67) 2 years ago

I gave you links dumbass,did you not check it?

You're right Nixon was a POS and is responsible for the Nazi-like EPA/OSHA and you are correct about Obama except for "tax cuts".

We actually agree on a few things. But Obama is Carter 2.0 and 10 times as bad.

Govt. regulation from either party is bullshit!!

[-] 2 points by Nordic (390) 2 years ago

You have zero idea what you are talking about. You might not even be alive if it weren't for government regulation protecting you in your workplace, behind the wheel of your car, on the highway, and at the supermarket.

People like you should be forced to move to Somalia, where they actually don't have ANY "government regulation". You can be on your own there and enjoy your "freedom".

In fact, why DON'T you move there?

Oh wait. People like you have never travelled outside of the country. You've never actually been to a third world country and have no idea that what you really want to do is turn the U.S. into one of those.

[-] 2 points by Middleaged (5140) 2 years ago

I have to take Nordic's side. We have struggled for freedom, but it was only in 1960s that we allow black people to vote. It was only through US Citizens Unions that corporations were forced to start safety programs. those safety programs are integral into the US Military these day. And really except for the time to brief safety to higher headquarters... everyone knows that safety is very important and helps each executive in the chain of command.

SCANDAL: Civil Rights were realized only in 1960s when blacks were allowed to vote on the USA. Women on the other hand gained the right to vote and acheived civil rights when FDR was President. (wow, 50 years of Civil Rights Light)

SCANDAL: That we have Trolls from the USA that dont' know history or that Blacks could not vote until the 1960s!!!

[-] 0 points by headlesscross (67) 2 years ago

Are you epa1nter???

[-] 2 points by Nordic (390) 2 years ago

No. If you think Obama is remotely leftist, you're completely clueless and utterly ignorant.

Seriously. So look at what the man has done versus what he says.

The GAME is that they WANT you to think he's a leftist. "Divide and Conquer". It works! They use it on us, and almost everybody takes the bait.

Obama was a Trojan Horse. Sent by the same people who gave us W.

[-] 0 points by headlesscross (67) 2 years ago

Any REAL proof of that? Or is that just your crack pipe talk'in?

[-] 2 points by Nordic (390) 2 years ago

See above. And look at this picture. Here's Obama putting the Medal of Freedom on the head of the Bush Family Empire:

http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Politics/ap_obama_bush_medal_freedom_jef_110215_main.jpg

Kinda says it all. Obama is a good friend of the Bush family.

And just today good old Poppy Bush dropped in on Obama, along with his son Jeb. Unannounced.

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/01/27/4220872/obama-meets-with-george-hw-and.html

Obama, who succeeded President George W. Bush in the White House, has maintained good relations with the Bush family.

He awarded George H.W. Bush the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor for contributions to society. During the ceremony, Obama called Bush a "gentleman" and said the former president's life has been "a testament that public service is a noble calling."

Last March, Obama joined with Jeb Bush at a Miami high school to tout his education agenda, sounding themes of empowering teachers, demanding accountability and enticing states to raise their academic standards. The former Florida governor has been a champion of education reform.

[-] 2 points by Middleaged (5140) 2 years ago

Wow, nice links. I'm sort of impressed we dont' get the media on this. I gave up on Obama in 2008. And now he is certified as war expander. It is sweet that the all get along, but on another level it is like they share the same prostitutes.

[-] -1 points by headlesscross (67) 2 years ago

Okay,I'll admit this looks really fucked up. I saw the headlines and didn't think much of it but it wouldn't surprise me.

Bush,Rove,Obama may well be in a RINO/Dem club of their own. All the more reason to vote for a REAL Conservative (Newt) and not a RINO.

PS:

Newt has made a few very stupid mistakes in the past but no Candidate is perfect,however Newt is the one man who can out debate and out maneuver the Teleprompter in Chief Obama.

He IS our only hope of getting rid of Obama.

[-] 2 points by Nordic (390) 2 years ago

Wait a minute. Poppy Bush is the head warmonger in the United States, former head of the CIA, International Gangster First Class Godfather, runs the Carlyle Group, and you're accusing him of being too "liberal" because he's hanging out with his Asset Obama?

Man, you are seriously set in your beliefs. It's not the Bushes who are too much like Obama, it's that Obama is too much like Bush! Figure that out. Obama is a tool of the same Powers That Be -- the CIA, the Military Corporations, the War Machine, the Saudis, the Zionists, the IMF and the World Bank -- as the Bush family.

They love people like you!

[-] -1 points by headlesscross (67) 2 years ago

Are you epa1nter???

H.G.W Bush is a RINO,his son is a RINO,these are commonly known facts. The Bush Clan speaking with Obama doesn't surprise me at all.

McCain endorses Romney,that speaks volumes.

McCain,Bush (all) and Obama I agree probably have more in common than say Rick Perry or Newt.

Except Obama doesn't have the IQ and good judgement of G.W. Bush.

[-] 1 points by Middleaged (5140) 2 years ago

Maybe trying a conservative point of view:

You are probably right about Obama's IQ. I was frustrated with him to no end. Maybe he got to Harvard through the old boy network. McCain turned his back on Vietnam Vets late in the 80s. Clinton, Romney, Gingrich, Georgie Bush, they all dodged Vietnam (I'm Honerable Discharged in the 80s). Perry ... please, he doesn't appeal to me as a vet, and he doesn't appeal to me in any other way (wish I had his hair though).

So lets' consider that the War in Iraq could have been just a backlash from politicians that evaded the draft in Vietnam. After all these guys are ass holes (Gingrich, Georgie W, Romney, McCain, Clinton, and how the F**** is Scooter Libby to me?)

I served in the military, but they missed training or had to be in college? McCain is a hero, but as he realize the Vietnam Vets were a declining part of the population as became a bought man.

Look, Please Look. None of the media talks about the human cost of war (20 years now in Iraq killing civilians, destroying the infrastructure, destroying the economy), how would you like it if your economy was destroyed by war? How would you like it if 1 out of 5 people in your family were killed or missing or in refuge camps outside your country? Matter of Fact You Would Go Ape Crazy. You think your wife, her family, and your family would ask you what to do for your relatives in Jordan, or Syria?

So how do we support conservatives when they screw up on purpose for the vote in congress?

This is an Example of the USA's lack of principals and Values.

1) Conservative politicians fund unjust wars that will end up costing $4 Trillion

2) Conservative politicians dont' even pass Annual Budgets for the US Federal Government.

3) The SWINGING DOOR between government jobs and private jobs after they pass favorable rulings is so vast, so wide, that we can't imagine it unless we picture the ocean.

4) The Federal government has solutions to many of these problems in corruption (pre 1980s), but the corruptors knew it would take years to clear the air, get the media to report, and to start talk of changes. The process ensures there will be NO Prosecutions since we all let it go for 10-15 years already.

[-] 2 points by Middleaged (5140) 2 years ago

Let me guess, you have had less than 130 college credits, because you only wanted to graduate like I did. But why didn't you learn some more. My father inspired me to learn. He was the first in our family to get a college degree. He did it by working through college and had some help though a Marine Corps reserve program.

It is a cognitive error to lable people. You have to ask yourself as a military man or a military thinker, what are the lessons. I'm taking a change labeling you as miliatry since you obviouly can't write three paragraghs. I'm hoping that you learned to write some where along the line and that you will try to provide proof for your favor politicians.

[-] -2 points by Budcm (208) 2 years ago

Who the hell is Bill Moyer?

[-] 2 points by Nordic (390) 2 years ago

You don't know him? He's a famous NASCAR driver. What the hell is wrong with you?

[-] 1 points by Budcm (208) 2 years ago

lol. Just taking left turns, huh?

[-] -2 points by iwantfreemoneynow (58) 2 years ago

There's an angry old lefty for ya, we used to take bets as to when he would start spraying spit.

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[-] -3 points by pedro01 (1) 2 years ago

Maybe he can continue to steal government money.