Filmmaker and author Michael Moore was a guest on “Piers Morgan Tonight” this evening, and he talked about the “Occupy Wall Street” protest, 2012 politics and more. “I do well,” Moore told Piers Morgan. But: “We reward people for making money off money, and moving money around and dividing up mortgages a thousand times over, selling it to China…and it becomes this shell game.”
Of the current state of the America: “None of the major religions, in fact they all, say it’s one of the worst sins you could commit, is to take such a large piece of the pie while others suffer.” And of the Wall Street protests: “It’s starting. It’s down there right now on Wall Street. It starts with the young people…it’s going to spread across the country.”
i brought these with me. anybody that works on wall street, anybody that works for one of the banks, take a look at this, okay? because this is what’s coming. this is what’s coming for you, because the people aren’t going to take it any more. the people are going to demand justice. they are going to demand that your ass is in jail. you have taken the money, we want the money back. you have taken our jobs overseas, we want those jobs back. those are a national resource. those are not yours to do with as you please. they affect all of us as society. we have a right to those jobs, we have a right to that money that used to belong to the people of this country. a million people evicted from homes, foreclosured this year. another million expected this year. i just wonder again, if i can, address the wall streeters and bank. how long is this going to go on?
Watch this video in it’s entirety. This is not about the right or the left or in between. This is about a plot for the rich to get richer and strip away your savings and your rights! Again, watch this video please and do not think for a moment this does not affect you. IT DOES!
This is about standing up for your rights!
America is NOT broke… Not by a long shot. The country is a wash in wealth and cash…It’s just that it’s not in your hands. It has been transferred in the greatest HEIST in History. From the workers and consumers to the banks and the portfolios of the Über rich.
Right now there are 400 Americans who have more wealth than half of all Americans combined.
Updated: Monday, 17 May 2010, 7:40 AM CDT
Published : Monday, 17 May 2010, 7:40 AM CDT
ALEXANDER SUPGUL MyFoxHouston
HOUSTON – Homicide investigators say a northwest Houston home under foreclosure apparently led the struggling residents to take their own lives.
Police arrived at approximately 11 p.m. Sunday to the home on Arncliffe Drive near Antoine Drive and found a married couple shot to death.
The couple left notes that indicated the shootings were suicides and a result of financial difficulties including the foreclosure of their home.
Investigators say the couple were found on their bed with the suicide notes alongside of them.
Because investigators say their corpses were decaying for more than one month, the stench of their bodies could be smelled across the street. The smell apparently alarmed a neighbor enough to contact police.
A growing number of House Democrats are asking the Department of Justice to open a criminal investigation into Goldman Sachs.
Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) made the request Tuesday in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder. Since then, almost 20 of her colleagues have signed on.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a fraud action against Goldman for allegedly promoting a package of investments that was designed to fail. But the SEC can only pursue civil actions. Kaptur wants the Justice Department (DOJ) to consider criminal charges as well.
“[I]f the DOJ is not currently looking into this particular case, we respectfully ask you to ensure that the U.S. Department of Justice immediately open a case on this matter and investigate it with the full authority and power that your agency holds,” Kaptur wrote to Holder.
“The American people both demand and deserve justice in the matter of Wall Street banks whom the American taxpayers bailed out, only to see unemployment and housing foreclosures rise.”
Republicans have accused Democrats of engineering the SEC charge to bolster the case for financial reform. Democrats have vehemently denied that claim, but the push for criminal charges isn’t likely to quiet the conservative charges.
The letter has so far garnered 18 signatures, and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) is organizing a grassroots campaign to urge more lawmakers to sign on. The group says it has gathered 23,000 signatures and organized 2,400 calls to Congress.
“Now is the moment to make clear: Nobody on Wall Street is ‘too big for jail,’ ” PCCC co-founder Aaron Swartz wrote to supporters.
The following House Democrats have signed on to Kaptur’s letter: Jim McDermott (Wash.), Diane Watson (Calif.), Chris Carney (Pa.), Raul Grijalva (Ariz.), Keith Ellison (Minn.), John Lewis (Ga.), Charlie Melancon (La.), Tom Perriello (Va.), Betty Sutton (Ohio), Jay Inslee (Wash.), Pete Stark (Calif.), Mike Honda (Calif.), John Salazar (Colo.), Niki Tsongas (Mass.), Alan Grayson (Fla.), David Loebsack (Iowa) and Bob Filner (Calif.).
A casual conversation about the mechanics of securitization with Neil Garfield MBA JD, Wall Street insider and former trial attorney. Neil is the editor of http://www.LivingLies.Wordpress.com, the leading internet resource on foreclosure defense. He explains how the major banks and Wall Street used securitization to bypass traditional regulatory guidelines, and why it is so difficult for judges, lawyers and borrowers to understand what happened. Neil has just released a 2-disk, 4-hour foreclosure defense DVD set – The Garfield Continuum: Seminar for Laymen. A version for attorneys follows shortly. The DVD and the accompanying Workbook can be purchased at http://www.LivingLies-store.com