Just like any idiot who was bragging how much money he was making flipping homes during the housing boom based on predatory lending to homeowners....the revenues to public companies today comes from predatory lending to government while the liability is burdening future generations. [more]
It is amazing...America is functioning by borrowing trillions and trillions of dollars we know WE can never pay back. We are essentially stealing the childrens' money/future so we can consume and have illusory cash flow to our investments. [more]
Real Estate is dead [more]
In all fairness, this applies to both parties [more]
As there is not much left to consume, and technology is eliminating jobs...soon 100% will find out there's not much left to occupy. Briggs & Stratton shutting plants, to cut 767 jobs
First Niagara Financial Group - up to 200 Positions in 4 States [more]
WITHOUT ENOUGH JOBS....CAPITALISM FAILS FOR THE 100%
and right now the 1% and jobs are being propped up by unsustainable borrowing of WE THE PEOPLE'S money.
At some point, WE will all figure this out. New-home purchases fall, 2011 worst ever for sales [more]
That's what happens when English majors and Economists cheer a fraudulent system.....
Post Office 'Needs to Cut 260,000 Jobs'...
When the MAJORITY of our current GDP is WAR, FEAR, SICKNESS, and DEBT? [more]
And you Fools are supporting this by supporting Wall Street and not Main Street [more]
what sociopathic idiot could think bailing out Wall Street and not Main Street wouldn't fail? [more]
THE 99% IS THE 1%....IT IS TIME TO THINK SYSTEMICALLY
Take a deep breath. All 100% of us live together in one system at some level. Whether we view the system as the the planet, the world, the nation, the state, the city, the neighborhood, or the particular street we live on....at some point above, we all are collectively dependent on each other.
The easiest current example of a system was the... ship that sank off the coast of Italy. The ship itself was a system....but there were subsystems like First Class, Passengers, Crew....and systems within those catagories. But at the ship level, everyone was part of that system.....and when the ship sank, EVERYONE SANK WITH IT regardless whether they perceived themselves as the 99% or 1%.
We are all part of the Economy...whether it is the American Economy or Global Economy. When a child dies in Africa of starvation, that child is part of the failure of the global economy.
We live in an economic model based on JOBS. And right now our Economy is SYSTEMICALLY COLLAPSING due to Zombulation...the elimination of jobs due to advancing technology and financial deleveraging(the banksters cutting off the world from credit).
Jobs are what drives revenues to government, families, and investments that distinguish the 1% from the 99%.....and right now the jobs based system is collapsing for everyone. And at a lot faster rate for those NOT bailed out vs. those that were. But don't fool yourself....our jobs based system is collapsing, and we are holding it together by lies and burying our heads in the sand....just like those on the ship was sinking...regardless whether you want to believe it or not.
WE WILL ALL HAVE TO RECOGNIZE THIS IN THE NEAR FUTURE....or frustration and anger will drive us to fight with each other in a battle for control.
Be patient....there is anudder way....a way where we can all participate and benefit from advancing technology reducing our need to labor and setting more around the world free from tyranny and oppression.www.udderworld.com [more]
WARREN BUFFETT IS MOCKING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
The taxpayers bail Buffett out with $49 BILLION.....and Buffett brags about giving back $49 Thousand? [more]
They Measure Success By The More We Spend On Wrong Things(GDP) [more]
Motley Fool was about capitalism....and capitalism was about the allocation of scarce resources. [more]
When the baby boomer generation started working in 1980, the total National Debt was about $1 Trillion dollars and America had a trade surplus (meaning America was producing more goods for the world than it was consuming from the world). In 1980, the American population was about 100 Million fewer people than today.
Just one generation later, the college graduates are entering a shrinking workforce, with not enough available jobs, in a nation with OVER 15X the debt, an ANNUAL deficit exceeding [more]
Isn't Bailing Out Wall Street and NOT Main Street the same as the Capitain bailing himself out and NOT his passengers? [more]
Sutainable Hydroponic Farming Can Eradicate Hunger Globally And Reduce Our Dependence On Nature
Nano Technology Is Breaking Down The Boundries Of Innovation While Stretching The Earth's Resources
Digitization Of Goods And Services Eliminates Unsustainable Consumption And Leaves No Waste
Virtual Education Makes It Possible For All 7 Billion People In The World To Learn Anything They Want And Advance Progress
We Can Sustainbly Satisfy The World's Energy Requirements With Current Developments And Adaptive Implementation
With Creative Thinking And New Innovations, We Can Eliminate The Need For Most People In The World To Labor
Without Scarcity, The Entire World Can Be Set Free To Participate In Human Prosperity [more]
APPROACHING HALF THE U.S. ECONOMY IS DEBT, WAR, SICKNESS, AND FEAR
And this is what drives revenues allowing the other half to consume.
Between Sick Care, Homeland Insecurity, Military Spending, and PUBLIC Debt...we are looking at about 1/2 of the U.S. GDP.
... Without such nonsense.....our country goes broke under the current economic model and few will get to consume resources.
Health Care As Percentage Of GDP [more]
The following is how we define our "prosperity"
A full 1/3 of our current GDP is WAR, SICKNESS AND DEATH
Without spending to military, health care, and security.....our economy would collapse.....and tens of millions of jobs would be lost.
Everytime someone gets sick....our GDP goes up.
Everytime a soldier gets injured....our GDP goes up
Everytime we make a bomb....our GDP goes up
Everytime we spend money on crime...our GDP goes up
Everytime we borrow money to support the above...our GDP goes up
AND THIS IS WHAT "ECONOMISTS" TELL YOU IS A GOOD THING...so there is a financial incentive to promote it to keep our economy growing.
And now, our need for "growth" has become so insatiable, that we are borrowing trillions per year from the kids simply to perpetuate this nonsense. Based on the fact that health care is already consuming 20% of our GDP....it appears that the only way to keep "growing" our economy is war.......
WE NEED CHANGE.....or prepare for war to try to rekindle our BULL**** market.See More [more]
THE UPCOMING WAR BETWEEN THE OLD AND YOUNG
The old people want what was promised to them
The young want opportunity
The old people control the young's lives and labor with their financial assets....
The young are having in increasingly difficult time acquiring financial assets due to jobs being Zombulated
In the end, BOTH old and the young are bankrupt because our financial system is a fraud....so how will we control each other?
There is anudder way....a knowledge based economy where the resources required for survival are allocated with equal justice for all. [more]
HGT algos are kicking the snot out of Motley Fool's mutual funds.....and beating all of Motley Fool's advice.....so why not replace Motley Fool with technology? [more]
It is amazing if you think about it...about 1/3 of our GDP is Health Care and Military. [more]
We now live in an economy that the more people get sick, the more our GDP grows. [more]
KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMIC THINKING
Founded in 2008, The Zeitgeist Movement is a Sustainability Advocacy Organization which conducts community based activism and awareness actions through a network of Global/Regional Chapters, Project Teams, Annual Events, Media and Charity Work.
The Movement's principle focus includes the recognition that the majority of the social problems which plague the human species at this time are not the sole result of some institutional corruption, scarcity, a political policy, a flaw of "human nature" or other commonly held assumptions of causality in the activist community. Rather, The Movement recognizes that issues such as poverty, corruption, collapse, homelessness, war, starvation and the like appear to be "Symptoms" born out of an outdated social structure.
While intermediate Reform steps and temporal Community Support are of interest to The Movement, the defining goal here is the installation of a new socioeconomic model based upon technically responsible Resource Management, Allocation and Distribution through what would be considered The Scientific Method of reasoning problems and finding optimized solutions.
This "Resource-Based Economic Model” is about taking a direct technical approach to social management as opposed to a Monetary or even Political one. It is about updating the workings of society to the most advanced and proven methods Science has to offer, leaving behind the damaging consequences and limiting inhibitions which are generated by our current system of monetary exchange, profits, corporations and other structural and motivational components.
The Movement is loyal to a train of thought, not figures or institutions. In other words, the view held is that through the use of socially targeted research and tested understandings in Science and Technology, we are now able to logically arrive at societal applications which could be profoundly more effective in meeting the needs of the human population. In fact, so much so, that there is little reason to assume war, poverty, most crimes and many other money-based scarcity effects common in our current model cannot be resolved over time.
The range of The Movement's Activism & Awareness Campaigns extend from short to long term. The long term view, which is the transition into a Resource-Based Economic Model, is a constant pursuit and expression, as stated before. However, in the path to get there, The Movement also recognizes the need for transitional Reform techniques, along with direct Community Support.
For instance, while "Monetary Reform" itself is not an end solution proposed by The Movement, the merit of such legislative approaches are still considered valid in the context of transition and temporal integrity. Likewise, while food and clothes drives and other supportive projects to help those in need today is also not considered a long term solution, it is still considered valid in the context of helping others in a time of need, while also drawing awareness to the principle goal.
The Zeitgeist Movement also has no allegiance to a country or traditional political platforms. It views the world as a single system and the human species as a single family and recognizes that all countries must disarm and learn to share resources and ideas if we expect to survive in the long run. Hence, the solutions arrived at and promoted are in the interest to help everyone on the planet Earth, not a select group.
It was only a matter of time as Zombulation spreads..... [more]
It was the place where the concept of Zombulation first hit the mainstream: [more]
THE WORLD FACES ITS MOST IMPORTANT TEST EVER AS 7 BILLION WANT TO CONSUME [more]
Capitalism without failure is like Christianity without hell.....Kyle Bass [more]
IT'S TIME TO END HUNGER & EDUCATE THE WORLD
Technological Efficiency Killed Capitalism-Knowledge Is Changing The Rules
one planet, 7 billion people, limited resources, and financially bankrupt economies...it's time to think anUdder way.