Like Hosni Mubarak – These Bankster governments are now losing their consent to govern

First the Arab Spring - now the European Summer? Violent riots continued for the third straight day across London and a number of other British cities – leaving buildings ablaze – cars torched and turned over – and storefronts vandalized and looted. The riots began in Tottenham after police shot a man to death – but it quickly became clear that the unrest was less about police brutality – and more about Conservative austerity.

Some of the cities hit hardest by Conservative government's deep spending cuts – are now fueling the worst riots the UK has seen since the 1980’s – prompting the man responsible for those cuts – Prime Minister David Cameron to rush back from a trip to Italy for a meeting with his national crisis committee. He’s also recalled Parliament from its summer recess – and tripled the number of police on the streets. First Greece – now the UK – what we’re seeing unfold in Europe today is the harsh backlash of poor and working people against governments that bailed out banksters, cut taxes for billionaires, and are now cutting services to average working people and the poor.

And like Hosni Mubarak – these bankster governments are now losing their consent to govern. Is Washington paying attention?


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candyshad 11 years 42 weeks ago

During the interview with Dr. Ravi Batra, Thom and Ravi were discussing different places to invest money during these tumultuous times. What was the name of the treasury bond they were talking about ?

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Gene Savory 11 years 42 weeks ago

@candyshad I think the bonds were US Treasury Bonds.

TarryFaster 11 years 42 weeks ago

Thom, for the last week or three, the production value of your Ustream website has become almost useless! It's bad enough that the out-of-control, audio volume of the commercials is about double the sound volume of the rest of the show (Didn't someone pass a law about that?), but they seem to just arbitrarily break into the middle of some of your live broadcast.

Also, at times, your live show will stop, a high volume, obnoxious commercial will break in and THEN when the show resumes -- it is often some recorded segment which is sometimes even from a different day!

I enjoy watching your show, but it is rapidly becoming more of a chore than it is worth ...

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chef dude 11 years 42 weeks ago

Yoy better believe Washington is paying attention. My bet is ALEC has written the laws regarding this issue without us even knowing and having voice. Everyone should read the article by Rania Khalek at the Alternet. The article clearly discusses new non lethal weapons created specifically for crowd control. To summarize here are the weapons they are poised to assault the dissenters to control assembly by the people.

1. Invisible Pain Ray ' Holy grail of Crowd Control' 2. Laser blinding 'Dazzler' Gun 3. Taser Shot Gun 4. Calmative agents { chemical/biological agents with sedative, sleep inducing effects} note banned in warfare in 1997. 5. Screaming Microwaves ' that pierce the skull' 6. Ear splitting sirens.

Combine the weapons with the ever increasing privatized criminal justice system and you got American GULAG. I am concerned when Americans get the courage to stand up for thier rights it may be too late. We need to be sure and make our demonstrations effective but remain peaceful. Take a look at how Amy Goodman and her crew was treated at the last Republican convention in Minnesota. We are under attack. They are using non lethal violence to control dissent and free speech. They use intimidation and weapons of War against our own cittizens.

You better believe they are watching us monitoring Activist Groups. Did anyone notice the news from Israel. The people of Israel are taking to the streets with Civil Disobedience for the past week or more. Doctors, teachers, and workers in union to effect change in their own Austerity and Economic Issues. What did the Government do? Pass a law banning boycotts making nonviolent political action illegal. See report by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzales. I wonder what legislation ALEC has written to help our Government with laws that criminalize free speech and assembly in America.

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louisehartmann 11 years 42 weeks ago

Thanks for the heads up - we'll look into it.

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dowdotica 11 years 42 weeks ago

confound those corpreate bacon strips of greed

from the walled street they lead

all of us

to the edge of the abyss

pushing us off the cliff

as they loot our purse

and run off with the loaf

we'd scraped and saved all our lives for

to feed our old bones

now to the gutter they cast

as a new breed of minions and political hacks

put all the load on

the working stiffs backs.

yeah I'm a little pissed too!

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sound n light 11 years 42 weeks ago

Seems the best answer is always overlooked.

Canadian banks are the safest in the world, the American banks are the ones funding corruption and legally stealing in many ways. American banks are also guilty of money laundering mexican drug cartel money, which then ends up funding elected officals in the good ol U.S.

Lets get the money out of banking and have the Canadian banks buy out our banks, then we can at last have a sensible banking system, which wouldn't steal retirement funds, etc... The money which would be used to buy our banks would go to solving our budget issues, since the banks themselves are actually the ones who caused alot of our curret issues.

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sound n light 11 years 42 weeks ago

On a side note, if a story sounds too good to be true, like China hacking our companies, guess what? It probably is a sub contractor of our own defence contractor hired by the CIA to cause some leverage with out any proof.

Since 9-11 we have created many agencies which spy not only on other countries but on our own citizens, all under the NSA's idea of trying to know everything without claiming credit. You got hacked, must be the Chinese. Downgraded, must be the climate in D.C. It couldn't be a government agency which is being targeted to get its own budget cut, trying to prove once again just how needed they are, right?

Whats the saying? Trust but verify

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2950-10K 11 years 42 weeks ago

What's next? A massive civil disobedience movement is certainly preferable to the global violence we're seeing. Although I have to admit things are looking pretty grim, especially considering we live in a country where unregulated capitalism has allowed a concentration of wealth to the extent that a mere 400 citizens have as much as 150 million citizens combined. Some of these 400 have assembled a band of flying monkeys called the Tea Party and they are successfully diverting attention away from what the bad witch is up to.

A message from Jesus for Rick Perry: Matthew 19:21 "If you would be perfect, go sell what you possess and give it to the poor.........."

On a serious note: "When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it always." / Mohandas Gandhi

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jstrahan 11 years 42 weeks ago

I've been telling friends that if things continue on the same path, we could see people in the streets. Let's start with Republicans allowing banks and Wall Street to self regulate which nearly produced the Second Great Depression and loss of jobs by the thousands, followed by loss of thousands of homes. Extension of unemployment benefits were blocked by Republicans. Republicans then cut funds for programs such as Food Stamps. Then throw in 5 million jobs exported by closing 50,000 manufacturing operations with support of Republicans in the form of tax subsidies. Next, consider the 2012 Republican Budget by Paul Ryan which would eliminate Social Security and Medicare as we know it, replacing it with a voucher system that would pay only about 50% of Medicare coverage costs. So we lose millions of jobs followed by loss of millions of our homes. We lose support for food stamps and extension of unemployment benefits. We will lose Social Security and Medicare as we know it if Republicans win in 2012. You do things to an individual without serious consequences but when you do it to a man with a family, consequences will eventually occur. The loss of hope is as bad as it gets and ups the ante. Corporate America, using Republicans as their instrument, are close to owning control of this country. The average citizen I know appear to not be cognizant of the consequence of voting Republicans into control of the government. News media has failed to do it's job to establish who does what and the consequences of what they do. Republicans as a result are controlling the messaging game. Democrats appear to not be capable of fighting Republicans under the rules layed out by the Republicans and they are too focused on being the adults in the room. In Texas we have an understood rule. When someone urinates on your leg, you do everything possible to rearrange the anatomy of the guilty party. We need someone to fight for us. If Democrats don't do it, I fear eventually their will be fighting in the streets. Our way of life is dependant upon the 2012 elections.

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Palindromedary 11 years 42 weeks ago

Problem is that it is not just the's many of the Democrats as well. Whites, then a let's try a Green. I'd say let's try a woman ...but the only women running will be even more ridiculous than Bush was...and if you thought Obama was bad....just think about what Michelle Bachman would be if Elizabeth Warren were running...I'd vote for her for sure.

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2950-10K 11 years 42 weeks ago

Even though Rove made the Wisconsin recall elections a little cheesy, look on the bright side it forced the so called job creators to put 30 million into the economy. Maintaining Oligarchy is getting expensive, if laws don't change, let's make the purchase of Democracy so expensive it bankrupts the tyrants.


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Hermit1 11 years 42 weeks ago

I am British and living near Manchester - one of the areas affected. The riots in the UK started after a protest against the police for shooting a man dead in London. What escalated this was mainly the situation being hijacked by some thugs (using this as an excuse) and subsequently other young people (some very young indeed) around the country who jumped on the bandwagon simply to loot shops and cause mayhem. Interestingly those shops looted seemed mainly to be those which appeal to youngsters and younger people i.e. those which sold sports gear and trainers or ipods and computer games etc. I seriously don't believe that they actually have anything to do with government cuts (hard though these have been for many citizens) they are more likely to be part of the generation of people in the UK brought up badly educated with no values or discipline who have never been given boundaries or been taught to think about anyone else but themselves. These groups remind me of those who cause football riots which used to be much more common in the UK. They were not football fans at all, just used to want any excuse for a fight and to cause trouble. Fortunately there were lots of good, decent, local people out the next day in these riot areas helping clean up their streets and condeming the actions of the few. To summarise, yes the current economic climate is making life very difficult for us but a lot of these rioters were just out for trouble.

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leighmf 11 years 42 weeks ago

If you is a banksta
watch out for the gangsta
watchin' your wife's shoppins.
He ain't no Mary Poppins
but likes to do his choppins
where the unprotected jewel
on the way to private school
glitters through the windshield
as he sharpens up his tool.
Your babies could be ransom
and not returned so handsome.
Trim your bushes way down low
motion detectors set on slow
guard dogs, body guards, machine guns in a row,
is what bankstas need for gangstas,
win, place or show.


gmandrilling 11 years 42 weeks ago

Good related opnion on Above Top Secret 8-10-11 reguarding the role of the military in this. Check out the replys. Best to all.

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rladlof 11 years 42 weeks ago

Your keyboard to God's ears . . .

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dowdotica 11 years 42 weeks ago

...not being real impressed anymore with the change that has come what say we hit Hillary up to, well, uh you know...uh, hmmmm give Mr. Change a run for his money?

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dowdotica 11 years 42 weeks ago

Maybe Bill can fix it from the kitchen while he washes the dishes. I like that!lol

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mwalkerco 11 years 42 weeks ago

Candyshad - Invest?

You have money? You are listening to the wrong radio stations! I had an ex-friend tell me once "we were all democrats in college...then we got money." Isn't that the problem here?

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Palindromedary 11 years 42 weeks ago

Leighmf: you got talent...good poem...or "rap?" ...not that I am much into either...but that was pretty good...I liked it!

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leighmf 11 years 42 weeks ago

Thank you! maybe I could hook-up with a Swiss Bank hiring Senior Level Poets.

Alps and scalpers,
Skulls and Bones.
Maria Von Trapp,
Jones for Loans.

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