[FoRK] The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Mon Nov 28 12:50:39 PST 2011


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On 11/28/2011 12:47 PM, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
> Hey thanks!  :-)   They were off the cuff remarks.  I like Gary a 
> lot.  He's an advisor to my current day-job company.  Speaking of 
> which, what're you up to nowadays?
>
> Greg
>
> On 11/28/2011 12:11 PM, Lucas Gonze wrote:
>> Really nicely articulated, Bolcer.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 11:34 AM, Gregory Alan 
>> Bolcer<greg at bolcer.org>  wrote:
>>> I understand your point, but that's related to his statement.  
>>> Corporate
>>> influence and small retailer's influence are not commensurate. Only 
>>> by the
>>> wildest stretch of the imagination and a some blurring revisionism 
>>> can they
>>> be construed to be what the OWS group is protesting against.  They are
>>> protesting big corporate influence resulting in favorable tax 
>>> positions not
>>> available to others without the influence, hidden government 
>>> bailouts, crony
>>> capitalism, overpsending, governmental corruption by way of bribery,
>>> kickbacks and earmarks, and the lack of economic opportunity because of
>>> these things.
>>>
>>> Everyone agrees on the problems.   You don't get rid of these things by
>>> giving the very institution that's causing them more authoritarian 
>>> power and
>>> money.
>>>
>>> Greg
>>>
>>> On 11/28/2011 11:18 AM, Gary Stock wrote:
>>>> Please note that corporate "influence on government" is not the 
>>>> same as
>>>> corporate "influence on controlling legislation."
>>>>
>>>> When it is so obvious that "He who owns the cops, controls the form of
>>>> speech," the Constitution becomes scarcely relevant. (Presuming it 
>>>> ever had
>>>> been.)
>>>>
>>>> Denying the use of public areas to OWS isn't what created our current
>>>> Twilight Zone. That freakishness began years ago. A relatively 
>>>> recent case
>>>> in point:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> http://news.businessweek.com/article.asp?documentKey=1376-LVDMGO1A74E901-5CG1C7JPCU5J1O688G3J3C73JE 
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Morgan Stanley was the top borrower with a peak of
>>>> $107 billion on Sept. 29, 2009. That was eight days
>>>> after then-CEO John Mack said the firm was
>>>> “in the strongest possible position.”
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> More on that issue, indexed 38 seconds ago:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-28/secret-fed-loans-undisclosed-to-congress-gave-banks-13-billion-in-income.html 
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Nov. 26, 2008, then-Bank of America (BAC)
>>>> <http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/quote?ticker=BAC:US>  Corp.
>>>> Chief Executive Officer Kenneth D. Lewis wrote to
>>>> shareholders that he headed “one of the strongest
>>>> and most stable major banks in the world.” He didn’t
>>>> say that his Charlotte, North Carolina-based firm
>>>> owed the central bank $86 billion that day.
>>>>
>>>> Serling would've found plenty of material there...
>>>>
>>>> GS
>>>>
>>>>
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