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Dylan Ratigan On Occupy Wall Street And Tim Geithner: "Everybody Knows That Our Government Is Bought! Democrats & Republicans Are Owned By The Banks!"

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He had me until they started yucking about surfing without missing a beat.

Seriously, why?
Nov 8, 2011 at 2:48 AM | Unregistered CommenterUK
oh, that's cool, it's a drawling, relaxed weekend show. Dang, I really appreciate Ratigan.
Nov 8, 2011 at 3:06 AM | Unregistered Commentercan't make an omelette
I agree the interview ended on an odd note. Especially with the quote "Surder dude". But I still think Dylan articulates the point well in the time frame he did.

Humbly I say the very question of "Why are they there?" is a tactic to hide the Why if you will. Like the president simply ignoring it. Police behaving in a criminal way etc. The more it's ignored, the more perpetuation of it's non exsistance and lack of truth.

This is where hope and faith come in for the 99%.
Nov 8, 2011 at 6:39 AM | Unregistered CommenterD
In my rock 'n' roll fantasy, Ratigan becomes a news anchor for a major network and regularly cuts to the scene in D.C., where Alan Grayson cross-examines high-ranking officials, dismembering them.

As it is, Ratigan's show runs from 3-4 pm in Chicago and doesn't re-air outside of business hours (at least not on Dishnet). People coming home from work can thus watch Erin Burnett but not Dylan Ratigan. Seriously?
Nov 8, 2011 at 7:54 AM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
Good point Cheyenne. Ratigan would be a new type of network news anchor - involved and with an opinion. I'm not sure if he will be able to avoid going into politics. He would probably win a Senate election, but I think he would get lost there and become more or less powerless.
Nov 8, 2011 at 11:37 AM | Unregistered CommenterDailyBail
Yes but let's not forget the role of money in politics -- campaign bribes! -- where our politicians share the booty for their role in making it all happen. Writing laws to give tax breaks and subsidies to the rich.

Campaign bribes is this country's #1 problem, and will remain until we get public funding of campaigns.

Jack Lohman
Nov 8, 2011 at 1:16 PM | Unregistered CommenterJack Lohman
Is Tim Geithner the Dick Cheney of the Obama administration? The Real President, appointed by Goldman Sachs?

The Geithner Doctrine: Big banks must be bailed out at taxpayer's expense no matter what the cost to the 99% of citizens. Obama obeys.
Nov 8, 2011 at 2:05 PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Mack
@Jack Lohman ... What you say about money in political campaigns is true, but the rule of the banks go deeper. The liberal heartland, the Northeast, is dependent on financial services for a large number of jobs and for much of the tax base (that is, income taxes on its workers) in a time when the northeastern states face bankruptcy. That is a major reason the liberals of the northeast feel constrained to please the big banks. And why the Occupy movements are the only reason they might move against the banks.
Nov 8, 2011 at 2:09 PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Mack
Disappointed that he didn't respond to her question with "RON PAUL."
Nov 8, 2011 at 3:41 PM | Unregistered Commentertimeye
@ DB & Cheyenne,

DB, are you saying that in doing so he may loose his credability? If so, I can see why that could happen. Cheyenne, I'm with you on your thought in favor of him being "in the mainstream". I don't know if you would agree when I say that his being there may only make a slight difference. People who are proactive with knowledge. People who really care about what's on the news already know of him and others similar to him. As an example, If I'm correct, that's your business to help with your clients? Knowledge is what people like myself would pay you for. Not to say or even sound like "Hey that's your job". LOL! No, I just think that change is happening because the right people are catching on or have caught on.

That's how I found TDB. Out of a desparate need to learn. And it has helped very much for someone like myself who does not have the same investment knowledge as a professional.

I would like to say that Dylan has stood up for Ron Paul enough that the seemingly missed response about him I think is minor. In truth, sadly, the less people like Dylan speak of him so passionately, or when it does not sound like a fixation, it seems to carry more weight when a better opportunity comes up to speak of him and what he stands for.

Just some thoughts.
Nov 8, 2011 at 5:59 PM | Unregistered CommenterDave
Dylan made a very good point. OWS is the 4th wave. Sooner or later they will wind up going back home ( "Winter" ) and have gave it their all.

But nothing, Not One Dam Thing, in washington has changed and it aint going to. They will just start to thin out. Then it will be just the Thugs looking for someone to beat up.......

They all did a good job, other than the ones that got tricked by the undercover Thugs in smaching things up. But the goverment knows OWS can not do a thing to them. If the 99% try and take dow the 1%, they will just go underground in the 4 bunckers in America.........

We have a right to be mad. What can we realy do about it, nothing but "Bitch"....................Let the real 99% go home and leave the Loony-Tunes, Hippies, Woodstockers, have at it.

Video: Documentary Filmmaker Probes the Minds of Occupy Wall Street Protestors


These are the Real OWS Protesters, a bunch of good people. The MSM has done a good job of telling the P,sheeple otherwise. Its very sad that 25% of OWS are now giving the rest a bad name........
Nov 8, 2011 at 9:23 PM | Unregistered CommenterTexas Dar
@Texas Dar, there isn't much that you can do for people who have a tendency to get easily carried away by protests such as OWS--they're either misguided about what it's all about or they are not aware they are part of the problem and not the solution. Ratigan's views are however interesting because it brings to the table a big sum of what the downright OWS protesters geared up for.
Nov 8, 2011 at 10:00 PM | Unregistered CommenterLJ @Poster Printing
It is impossible to answer the question which politician represents the interests of the 99%ers as their "interests" are as varied as the number of particpants attending OWS. Only a fool would get in bed with this group. The only pol that cares enough to even try is Ron Paul and that's only because he knows that before you can attempt to really solve these problems you have to be free of the constraints that any government places upon you. Dr. Paul understands that personal liberty is issue number 1 for all of mankind. By what right do men exercise power over each other?

I like believe Dylan but I think he is being a bit disingenuous. Of course the banks own the government! Duh! Hell, we all know that, right? Perhaps I'm being unfair but it seems to me Mr Ratigan what you should be revealing to your audience is; who the owners of the Federal Reserve are and while you're at it tell everyone just how few families actually control the central banks of the this world? Who controls the BIS, ICC, UN, WHO, EU, Tavistock Institute; etc. Name names!

Oh, sorry. Can't do that can you? Family to feed, value life too much; that sort of thing? No problem. Nice job though getting everyone frothing at the mouth talking about those corrupt politicians and the banks they serve.

It's not the banks per se, it's the monetary system (central banking) that allows these banks to buy those corruptable politicians.

Kill the Fed; problem solved. Everything else is just a distraction. And I mean EVERYTHING!
Nov 8, 2011 at 10:06 PM | Unregistered CommenterHugh

#OWS isn't so much as a protest as an impeachment. Regardless whether it starts as the Tea Party and morphs oddly into something way different, the fact remains: there is a rather enormous swath of people who are justifiably pissed off about their government fucking them in the ass, for profit, at every turn. That bilious sentiment, foul as it is, will not be made to go away.

You can get caught up in whatever it is you want, even television. My dish of choice is black-dirt reality, which is that this government, having no consent of the governed, is a mere misnomer.
Nov 8, 2011 at 11:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
Well I disagree with him that there is no candidate represents the people.... Ever hear of Ron Paul???? Hellllloooo????
Nov 9, 2011 at 12:39 AM | Unregistered CommenterYoram
"this government, having no consent of the governed, is a mere misnomer. "

I don't know, in a writerly kind of way I just really enjoyed this and wanted to point that out. Great stuff, Cheyenne.
Nov 9, 2011 at 12:46 AM | Registered CommenterDr. Pitchfork
A small cabal of international criminals controls our money supply and no one seems to notice.

What Americans need, of course, is American Money -- Not Federal Reserve Notes.

Of course we must end the FED, but that is only a start. The asinine concept of money for nothing (interest) is what must go if we are ever to be free. All forms of usury (cheating) must cease.

The problem is the perversion of the concept of money. Very few people have a clue what is really going on, Daily Bail included.

Who has the right to charge you interest on sovereign money? No one, not even your government and especially not a private bank. When the history of this country is written, we will all be cast as morons.
Nov 9, 2011 at 7:12 PM | Unregistered Commenterusurykills
Caught this in an email today. A good point.

 Paradoxical Quote of The Day From Ben Stein:

"Fathom the Hypocrisy of a Government
that requires every citizen to prove
they are insured... but not everyone
must prove they are a citizen."
Nov 17, 2011 at 3:37 AM | Unregistered CommenterDave

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