Posts in category "Mortgage Crisis"

Bank of America: New Ways to Plunder

Bank of America: New Ways to Plunder
There is a different set of rules for in-lobby video tellers and those at the counters who actually touch your money—beware! New in-lobby automation at Bank of America features the flexible functionality of a video teller with the same operational indifference used to fleece millions from consumers.  Plundering more consumers faster with Diebold’s in-lobby-teller-assisted terminal... Read more »

We Are All Kathleen Ann

We Are All Kathleen Ann
By RA Monaco In her recent piece, “I’m a Member of the ‘American Used-to-Haves,’” Kathleen Ann justifiably lashes out at a disconnected Republican Congress.   Her partially misplaced anger faintly masks a struggle to battle the depression that rings through the overtone of her words, “there’s little hope of getting a corporate job with benefits in... Read more »

IE8 The American Way

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Angry Politics!  Presented in the style of the Great American Song Book   Music and lyrics by Bruce Brown Montage by Randell Monaco Produced and edited by  Thirdcloud Media
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I Don’t Care Too Much for Money

I Don’t Care Too Much for Money
I’m reminded of the Beatles lyric, “money can’t buy me love” and of all the other things we know money can’t buy—self esteem, self respect, good character, integrity and pride in our career are a few that quickly come to mind. The real shocker however, is the list of things that money can buy these... Read more »

Poverty: Political and Profitable

Poverty: Political and Profitable
As the gap between rich and poor continues to widen, poverty in America has risen to its highest level in 47 years.  Most telling about this fact is that a full third of Americans now identify themselves as lower class according to a Pew report. The Census Bureau’s report on poverty this past September showed... Read more »

Labels Are Not A Tool Of Prosperity

Labels Are Not A Tool Of Prosperity
December 20, 2011 By R.A. Monaco   Labels are a tool.  They are a tool of a politically charged society.  They’re designed to marginalize, categorize and minimize facts. They serve as a short cut to a desired conclusion.  Labels paint idealized portraits with a paint roller of assumed fact. Day in and day out the... Read more »
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Letters to the Editor New York Times - David Brooks - The Milquetoast Radicals

Letters to the Editor New York Times - David Brooks - The Milquetoast Radicals
October 11, 2011   Letters to the Editor – New York Times 620 Eight Avenue New York, NY 10018   RE: David Brooks – The Milquetoast Radicals Dear David Brooks, Clearly you believe yourself to have a knowing vision that us “small thinkers” do not.  Your attempt to marginalize the Occupy Wall Street movement is... Read more »

Occupy Wall Street Protests--A Return to Wall Street Ways and a Republic Lost

Occupy Wall Street Protests--A Return to Wall Street Ways and a Republic Lost
October 9, 2011 Americans have lost their belief in redress and recovery which is ever more evident by the continued energy that builds behind the Occupy Wall Street movement. The problem is that no one in Washington is listening—yet! The Occupy Wall Street protests have taken up the voice for a generation of lost opportunity where... Read more »

Lip Service Not Enough

Lip Service Not Enough
September 5, 2011 Historically, Labor Day was a direct result of the bloody Pullman strike of 1894 when the railroads faced off with striking railway workers.  The extended weekend is a celebration of that labor movement and a day in which everyone should be watching the long parade of 14 million officially unemployed Americans.  This... Read more »
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