Congress For Sale: $1million per day

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.

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Ooyala Fire Channel

Ooyala.com has a new video management, editing, and hosting suite called Backlot… The download is free, and so is all management, editing, and uploading. They make their money charging a very fair fee for “minutes viewed’ of embedded video online.

Their viewer has 2 configurations – 3D and 2D… Toggle switch is on bottom right corner.
Comment back on which you like best.

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The A-Team

Here are a few episodes of The A-Team.
As a member of Hulu.com’s beta team, I welcome comments.
So, please comment here on the blog.

PILOT EPISODE: Mexican Slayride: Part 1 of 2

PILOT EPISODE: Mexican Slayride: Part 2 of 2

Lois Kills Stewie

While all of Quahog assumes she’s dead, Lois returns from the wilderness.
She names Stewie as her killer, but he goes on the run.

Family Guy | Season 6 | Episode 5