Thursday, February 16, 2012
Topic: The film "Expendable" and the police state.
Expendable: The Political Sacrifice Of Schapelle Corby
How a government wilfully withheld vital evidence from a court of law, deceived its public, orchestrated an unprecedented media campaign, and ruthlessly deployed its organs of state against one of its own citizens.
This is a frightening but entirely true narrative; a grotesque political horror story which is still unfolding today. It exposes what happens when an individual's human rights conflict with strategic political need. It reveals the ruthless use of a government's organs of state, and a regime of unprecedented opinion management, against a single working class woman and her desperate family.
It presents, and demonstrates, the crushing, pre-meditated, and often brutal acts which a western government is prepared to inflict upon a helpless citizen, in pursuit of political expediency.
Here’s a quick hit list of items talked about:
-China selling Treasury’s ? And why it doesn’t matter if they do.
-In 2011 The Fed gave back 56 B US $ to Treasury
-The Charter of the Federal Reserve is forever
-The Hunt Brothers silver tale of 1979
-Five year fixed rate mortgage is all you get in Canada
-Do you qualify for a new loan in the latest “bank deal?”
-Are the Greeks on solid ground with their protest movement?
-Scott, a listener and trader, and Andy wax and wane over big picture creditor, debtor issues and what to do when interest rates go bazooka
-A lesson in real and nominal rates of inflation
-Coin collecting for your little ones
-Which Presidents where on the good side of the monetary issues ?