Monday, October 1, 2012

The Tell In The Trick -OR- Visible Smoke & Mirrors

My little avatar on the left shows Marvin the Martian peering through his telescope. If you remember the Bugs Bunny storyline, Marvin's driving ambition was to destroy the planet Earth. I assure you, that is not my intent. That frame of celluloid reminds me of how different everything looks from a distance. Perspective is -oh- so vital to understanding. Reconnaissance relies on vantage points that can observe strengths and weaknesses between where you are and where you need/want to be. It can provide the shortest distance between two points as well as the safest path between them. You can clearly see what obstacles are present and potential ways around them. This is my basic approach to life, the universe and everything. Connect the dots. Run the maze. Avoid the chasms. Get a piece of cheese. I don't want or need the whole chunk. Just a nibble or two.

So I have spent a good deal of my adult life marveling at the ease with which scams and schemes have triumphed over our alleged defenses against them. How the done has been undone so to speak. I can't be the only one who was aware? Yet thorough it all, rarely it has been pointed out and always deflected by paid shills. When any truth has managed to break through it is quickly overwhelmed and smothered under an avalanche of bullshit.

Mr. Rmoney has been a one-trick pony his whole life. Buy low; cash in, then cash out, leave the mess behind and move on to the next plunder. If you're seriously considering voting this as a winning strategy, perhaps you might enlighten me on how you reconcile your inner WTF!? Rmoney's "plan" isn't short on details. He spelled it out decades ago and has been working it ever since. He's now set his sights on the ultimate takeover and liquidation.

"Bain Capital My candidacy is an investment partnership scam which was formed to invest in startup companies and ongoing companies, then to take an active hand in managing them and hopefully, five to eight years later, to harvest them at a significant profit…The fund was formed on September 30th of last year. It's been about 10 months then. It was formed with $37 million in invested cash. An additional $50 million or so of what I'll call a call pool, which is money that we can call upon if the deals are large enough that they require more than a $2 or $3 million dollar initial investment. Why in the world did Bain and Company get involved in this kind of a business? We're not particularly noted for having years and years of experience in financing. Three reasons. We recognized that we had the potential to develop a significant and proprietary flow of business opportunities. Secondly, we had concepts and experience which would allow us to identify potential value and hidden value in a particular investment candidate. And third, we had the consulting resources and management skills and management resources to become actively involved in the companies we invested in to help them realize their potential value."

In 2002, he partnered with another OPM riches to even greater riches through "networking" luminary, G.W. The Shrub and Rethuglican congress to extract $1.5 BILLION from the American taxpayers for the Olympics, then leveraged that "success" into his fully legitimized criminal enterprise. He now needn't lift a finger to "EARN" $22 MILLION per year.

I've witnessed value and worth wholly transformed during my adult life. It was wrong when it started and now, through the miracle of compounding interest, it's catastrophically worse now.

Yet somehow, a solid 40% think this is the path to a bright and prosperous future for all? Fuck that!

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