Will Cantor and the far right wing get unglued?

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So Eric Cantor (cant refer to him as thecongressman. He acts more like a spoiled kid) is now calling names to the OWS crowd and others who have joined in on the grass roots gathering to peacefully protest the social inequity. How much longer will he just use words before he and others like him to incite the military to stop this "insurrection" just as Hoover/Douglas Mc Arthur did toward the unemployed WW I veterans who peacefully demonstrated along the Potomac? Well in case of Hoover, he ordered the federal troops. Cantor does not have the authority to call out the Army, thank goodness he isn't the president. Or will it be more like the pinkertons at Homestead.

Well it to this point? or will it go further? what do you think.

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The 'inverse law of sanity' proves psychopaths win.

The first revelation came from Dr. Nassir Ghaemi of Tufts University. In his recent book, A First-Rate Madness, he went beyond merely restating the old adage that anyone crazy enough to run for public office probably shouldn’t occupy that office. Instead, the book sheds light on what Ghaemi calls an “inverse law of sanity,” whereby tumultuous times like these actually reward and promote political figures who are “mentally abnormal (or) even ill.”

Now comes a new study from Switzerland’s University of St. Gallen showing that the most successful of the global financial elite probably pose more of a menace to society than known psychopaths.

As the website Newser reported, the researchers “pitted a group of stockbrokers against a group of actual psychopaths in various computer simulations and intelligence tests and found that the money men were significantly more reckless, competitive, and manipulative.” Even more striking, the researchers note that achieving overall success was less important to the stock speculators than the sadistic drive “to damage their opponents.”

FIASCO tells the story, too.

“Applies an intelligent, clinical eye to [an] excruciatingly complex corner of the financial world.” —New York Times

A classic of its kind, Frank Partnoy’s best-selling FIASCO takes readers inside the rollicking world of derivatives on Wall Street during the mid-1990s. The book tracks Partnoy’s success as a young Morgan Stanley employee who quickly becomes steeped in a culture that treats client as targets to be “blown up” or have their faces “ripped off.” A decade later FIASCO remains one of the most damning and prescient pictures of the speculative frenzies that grip Wall Street and the victims they can leave in their wake. In Partnoy’s case they include well-publicized losses at Orange County, Barings, and Procter & Gamble, among others. A new epilogue written for this edition brings Partnoy’s story—as well as the story of derivatives—up to the present.

They are the ones that own our politicos and they own 60% of the entire country as Bernie Sanders explained to Martin Bashir.

It's also similar to the crime families. How much you steal, and how many lieutenants you have. Lt.s are the house, majors are the senate, colonels the district judges, generals are cabinet sec'y. Think of it as a criminal flow chart.

The button men are the cia.

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I was a little off on mafia ranks, capos [captains] are important.

Take the flow chart, only instead of Gambino put koch. The governors are capo, and state assembly I am trying fit into the picture.

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We Need to Listen to the Founders and Stop the Forever War.

Just a little over a year ago during his speech at the National Defense University here in Washington, D.C., President Obama talked about winding down Bush’s War on Terror. But as American bombers continue to strike against ISIS in Iraq and now Syria, it now looks like the War on Terror will be with us for years to come. And that’s a really dangerous thing for our democracy.

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