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Forum Post: Insanity, doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 23, 2011, 4:01 p.m. EST by occupythefednow (5)
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[-] 1 points by jimmycrackerson (940) from Blackfoot, ID 12 years ago

This is some good stuff. Keep it coming! also...

Check out Lorenzo at Matrixmasters.com http://www.matrixmasters.net/salon/

His Psychedelic Salon podcasts hold a massive wealth of information.

With speakers such as:

Terrence McKenna

Rupert Sheldrake

Ralph Abraham

Timothy Leary

Robert Anton Wilson

Bruce Damer (Erowid)

And of course Lorenzo himself along with many other high intellectuals all around our world.

[-] 1 points by ModestCapitalist (2342) 12 years ago

This isn't always true. For example, if you hit a concrete wall over and over with a hammer, eventually, it will crack. Hit it a few more times, and the wall comes down.

Now, if you're talking about ripping on OWSers over and over and over expecting to intimidate us, I agree. That is insane. A complete waste of time.

There is only one way to stop us.

Resolve the issues.

For example:

According to the Social Security Administration, 50 percent of U.S. workers made less than $26,364 in 2010. In addition, those making less than $200,000, or 99 percent of Americans (actually more like 98%), saw their earnings fall by $4.5 billion collectively. The sobering numbers were a far cry from what was going on for the richest one percent of Americans.

The incomes of the top one percent of the wage scale in the U.S. rose in 2010; and their collective wage earnings jumped by $120 billion.

In addition, those earning at least $1 million a year in wages, which is roughly 93,000 Americans, reported payroll income jumped 22 percent from 2009.

Overall, the economy has shed 5.2 million jobs since the start of the Great Recession in 2007. It’s the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression in the 1930’s.

Here is a list of the top ten companies that not only paid no taxes but got huge corporate welfare from we the people.

1) Exxon Mobil made $19 billion in profits in 2009. Exxon not only paid no federal income taxes, it actually received a $156 million rebate from the IRS, according to its SEC filings. Note: This claim was made by Forbes.com in April of '10'. Shortly after, they published a followup article which included a rebuttal by Exxon Mobil. Forbes.com did acknowledge a mistake based on incorrect line items filed by Exxon Mobil. http://www.forbes.com/sites/energysource/2010/04/07/exxon-says-it-does-pay-u-s-income-taxes

2) Bank of America received a $1.9 billion tax refund from the IRS last year, although it made $4.4 billion in profits and received a bailout from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department of nearly $1 trillion.

3) Over the past five years, while General Electric made $26 billion in profits in the United States, it received a $4.1 billion refund from the IRS.

4) Chevron received a $19 million refund from the IRS last year after it made $10 billion in profits in 2009.

5) Boeing, which received a $30 billion contract from the Pentagon to build 179 airborne tankers, got a $124 million refund from the IRS last year.

6) Valero Energy, the 25th largest company in America with $68 billion in sales last year received a $157 million tax refund check from the IRS and, over the past three years, it received a $134 million tax break from the oil and gas manufacturing tax deduction.

7) Goldman Sachs in 2008 only paid 1.1 percent of its income in taxes even though it earned a profit of $2.3 billion and received an almost $800 billion from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury Department.

8) Citigroup last year made more than $4 billion in profits but paid no federal income taxes. It received a $2.5 trillion bailout from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury.

9) ConocoPhillips, the fifth largest oil company in the United States, made $16 billion in profits from 2007 through 2009, but received $451 million in tax breaks through the oil and gas manufacturing deduction.

10) Over the past five years, Carnival Cruise Lines made more than $11 billion in profits, but its federal income tax rate during those years was just 1.1 percent.

[-] 1 points by occupythefednow (5) 12 years ago

I agree with OWS, corporations control our government, but they should be occupying the federal reserve. Recently it was reported in an audit of the Fed revealed 16 trillion in secret bailouts. http://www.unelected.org/audit-of-the-federal-reserve-reveals-16-trillion-in-secret-bailouts

[-] 1 points by EXPOSED (222) 12 years ago

You tell em comrade. I can really tell you watched and disliked the video!