I biked from Laurens to Greenville, SC… And back!
Leaving before dawn, I stopped in an open field to catch the sunrise.
Half-way between Seabrook Island and Charleston, SC, lives one of the largest trees in the country…
This is one big Angel Oak!
What is this?… I have been down highway 17 to Charleston uncountable times. This is the 1st time I have seen this unknown massive building... Did some billionaire just build a new mansion?
Every town needs one of these… I want one of these!
Deregulation, some say, is asking authorities to look the other way.
Bribery, others say, is paying authorities to look the other way.
…What is it when the Banking Lobby pays congress $1million per day?
Below is a transcript of this interview.
Original can be found at http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/04162010/transcript1.html.
BILL MOYERS: Welcome to the JOURNAL. With all due respect, we can only wish those tea party activists who gathered this week were not so single-minded about just who’s responsible for their troubles, real and imagined. They’re up in arms, so to speak, against big government, especially the Obama administration.
But if they thought this through, they’d be joining forces with other grassroots Americans who will soon be demonstrating in Washington and elsewhere against high finance, taking on Wall Street and the country’s biggest banks.
The original Tea Party, remember, wasn’t directed just against the British redcoats. Colonial patriots also took aim at the East India Company. That was the joint-stock enterprise originally chartered by the first Queen Elizabeth. Over the years, the government granted them special rights and privileges, which the owners turned into a monopoly over trade, including tea.
It may seem a stretch from tea to credit default swaps, but the principle is the same: when enormous private wealth goes unchecked, regular folks get hurt – badly. That’s what happened in 2008 when the monied interests led us up the garden path to the great collapse.
With a lack of any real leadership in the BP Gulf Oil Disaster, who can we turn to?
Kevin Costner, of course.
I was sitting outside on the square in Laurens, SC… A “Tea Party” demonstration sprang up around me.
In today’s 24-hour-news, short-attention-span, knee-jerk world, long term thinking is rare.
Dr. George Friedman is rare and right (in my opinion).
Listen to his predictions for The Next 100 Years… Tell me what you think!
This video is from Tuesday, April the 6th, 7:45 am… Outside of Spartanburg, South Carolina; I am on Interstate 26, heading south towards Columbia, SC.
This is a beautiful day, a beautiful world, and a beautiful life… And this is my sunrise.