Episode-445- Listener Feedback 6-1-10 — 9 Comments

  1. Oil industry as the “most profitable industry the world has ever seen?” Umm…not sure about that. Ms. Maddow is busy trying to put the blame somewhere, away from POTUS. Oh well.

    We live in a country of people who are so detached from any kind of historical context that they are fooled again and again and again by the same “villains” in different suits. Thanks, Jack, for reminding people that history is longer than the latest emergency the media is touting in this 30 second sound bite. Read “Amusing Ourselves to Death” by Neil Postman. Kill your TV.

  2. I agree with @rockinstroll- we live in a “sound bite” world.. and I believe that while the oil spill is a crisis, the administration is reaping the benefits of the distraction it is causing.

  3. I think what many don’t realize is how much money BP and all oil companies will make due to this disaster. Watch the price of oil and watch how much land based oil is opened up in the next few years.

    Dene is also dead on these clowns are pulling all types of behind the scenes bullshit while this oil flows. Another run at the illegal immigration bill is coming, the financial bill is back on the table, etc, etc, etc. Remember folks the magician only waves his right hand to disract you from his left.

    Oh did anyone else want to absolutely PUKE when the assclown said his daughter said, “did you plug the hole yet daddy?” What an absolute steaming pile of bullshit!

  4. Yes, I was a bit repulsed. I would wager that his daughter never said that.. it sounded more like something Axelrod would come up with to make the President appear more “human” and “in touch” with the little people.. 😉 From the beginning, Axelrod has marketed Obama like a Big Gulp/Bag-O-Chips special at the corner 7-11.

    Along with our own national issues, there’s so much going on all over the world that could impact the US, but there’s not much info coming out of the White House. And I just heard that some of the new Healthcare Law Implementation deadlines were missed.. so URGENT that we couldn’t take time to actually read the bill, but not urgent enough to properly implement.

    OK.. off of my soapbox now.. I have BLACKBERRIES to turn into jelly… and beans to snap.. 🙂

  5. Gods, trust Maddow to get in her idiot lefty talking points at the end there. Note that she didn’t mention that the reason BP was drilling so far out was because of government regulation that hampered drilling closer to shore.

  6. Thnaks Jack for this podcast – I was starting to freak out with all the bad news coming from every where in the world. The history lesson about the Ixtoc spill is specially enlightening.

    Regarding the economic collapse, it might not be TEOTWAWKI just yet, but what worries me is that it is not only a monetary hyper-inflation we face, but a real-economy meltdown as well.

    For instance,
    – exports played a significant part in Argentina\’s recovery,
    – Zimbabwe got into its current mess when its idiotic dictator confiscated land from white farmer to give it to inexperienced \"locals\", thereby stopping the country\’s food exports
    – most of other\’s countries which entered into hyperinflation then have a devaluation, which makes their export cheap, which in turn brings in new capital in the country.
    – some say the great depression ended with the war effort and the increased government spending for war preparation.

    This time the crisis is global, and Europe, China, Japan, etc… are as deep a s**t as we are. Real estate bubbles are everywhere, even in third-world countries. Governments do not have any more money to spend. People are up their neck in debt in all of those countries having bought non productive overpriced assets. IMF cannot bailout even UK. And on top of that we have the shadows of decreasing supply in oil, possible crop failure, we have another volcano threatening to erupt in Iceland, there is the oil leak, etc…

    I do not know what the future hold. I hope I still have time to prepare for the worst. I know the world can recover if we work on it…

  7. Jack,
    in my opinion-
    the oil spill was no accident – these are criminals and they run the world thru oil.
    i did not know about the 1979 fiasco – same as today – what were they up to in ’79 – higher prices??? Today they are up to the tax scam

    this from obama:
    “and it means rolling back billions of dollars in tax breaks to oil companies so we can prioritize investments in clean energy research and development.

    But the only way the transition to clean energy will succeed is if the private sector is fully invested in this future — if capital comes off the sidelines and the ingenuity of our entrepreneurs is unleashed. And the only way to do that is by finally putting a price on carbon pollution.”