“Inside Job” Wins Best Documentary

“Forgive me, I must start by pointing out that three years after our horrific financial crisis caused by financial fraud, not a single financial executive has gone to jail, and that’s wrong,”
– Charles Ferguson (Last Night at the Oscars. His film “Inside Job” won the Oscar for Best Documentary – three years ago he was also nominated for his film “No End in Sight” about the US occupation of Iraq).

Instead of locking up the swindling Maserati driving bankers or even letting them go bankrupt, the government spent over $20 trillion bailing them out.

George H.W. Bush (George W. Bush’s father) wasn’t a great president but it was during his presidency that led to over a 1000 convictions in the Savings and Loans crisis of the 90’s. What a shame that President Obama actually puts Tim Geithner in charge – The wolves guarding the sheep get to decide now what’s for dinner.

Watch the Trailer:

Wisconsin is Not Egypt

I was amazed to see “Walk like an Egyptian” signs being held up by the Wisconsin demonstrators. They have it all wrong!

Wisconsin is not Egypt

Egypt and Wisconsin are not the same. The fight in Wisconsin is not a fight for liberty like in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Bahrain, etc. In fact, the complete opposite – It is a fight to enslave Americans further under excessive taxation. It is a fight on how to divide the spoils of taxation.

Americans have lost their spirit they had that freed this nation. The founding fathers revolted against the British because they were being charged 10% tax by the British. Today they revolt to further enslavement as in Wisconsin.

Here’s a solution:

http://www.fff.org/blog/jghblog2011-02-21.asp

Excerpts:

“In Wisconsin, as in Greece, the welfare-state chickens are coming home to roost. The state’s revenues are insufficient to pay the bills. State officials, who lack the constitutional authority to simply print money to pay the bills, are having to slash spending, which has sent those who receive the state’s largess on the warpath. “Don’t take away our dole,” they cry.

But in their demand to keep their largess, the dole recipients forget that the state does not have an independent fountain of wealth. To get more money, it must impose heavier taxes on the citizenry, who are already hard-pressed just to make ends meet. Moreover, heavier taxes are likely to drive marginal firms out of business or cause them to leave the state, thereby aggravating the problem.”

“Americans would be wise to use this crisis as an opportunity to ask some fundamental questions, especially: “What is the proper role of government in a free society?” Then, people should dismantle all the departments and agencies doing things that government should not be doing and laying off all the bureaucrats who are engaged that illegitimate activity.”

A Modern Day Gandhi – Asma Mahfouz

““Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.” – Benjamin Franklin

Meet Asma Mahfouz, the 26 year old Egyptian woman who started a revolution.

Asma Mahfouz is one of the founders of the April 6 Youth Movement, a group of Internet activists credited with a leading role in organizing the revolutionary protests calling for Mubarak’s departure. Her video blog helped spark the Egyptian Revolution. This is her call to the people of Egypt, this is the video blog she made on January 18, 2011 that started it all: