"The Dumbing Down of America" Example 1 - Cartoons
"The Dumbing Down of America" Example 2 - Sarah Palin
"The Dumbing Down of America" Example 3 - Michelle Bachman
The State of US Education and The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America
Overview: Insider Trading In Congress, Martha Stewart Scapegoated & Bankers Hypocrisy Exposed
Goldman Sachs bets on the future price of aluminum while simultaneously goosing the future price of aluminum by creating a supply bottleneck in its aluminum warehouse. (05:13) :
Has Barack Obama Been Bought By A Bank?
This scheme is costing firm 3,6 billion dollars each year (i.e. this is outright theft through non-transparent stcok manipulations)
An Explanation For The Educated Dumb Of The US Financial Media Circuit From Superman III
Superman III - 1983 - Official HD Trailer - Christopher Reeve
Richard Pryor - Computer Hacker - Superman 3
Having now taken a job as a computer programmer at Webscoe Industries, Gus Gorman is extremely disappointed when he sees his first paycheck. "Where did it all go?" he asks. During lunch, Gus and a friend discuss all the percentages taken from a paycheck. When Gus tells him that there has to be fractions of cents left over, Gus's friend tells him that the checks are rounded down to the nearest "half-cent". "Where do those half-cents go?" asked Gus. Suddenly, another light bulb goes on above Gus's head. When everyone else is leaving, Gus is still busy programming.
It's another payday at Webscoe Industries. When Gus is handed his paycheck, he asks the courier if there isn't a second check for him. "I put in a voucherŠ for expenses," he says. "Right you are," says the courier and he hands Gus another envelope. Slowly breaking the seal, Gus pulls out a check for $87,789.90. Gus can barely contain his joy.
Ross Webster, head of Webscoe Industries is interrupted by his accountant who informs him that someone has shrewdly embezzled a large amount from the company coffers. "In the old days," says the accountant, "it was simple. We kept books. We knew what went in and what went out. If someone wanted to rob you, they walked in an said stick-em up. Now with computersŠ" "But, computers are the wave of the future," says Webster. Outraged that someone would dare steal money from them, Ross Webster's sister, Vera, insists that this person has to be caught. "He's bound to slip up," says the accountant. "No," says Ross Webster, "he'll not do a thing to call attention to himself, unless he's a complete and utter moron." Moving to the window Webster sees Gus squeal into the employee's parking lot with a bright shiny sports car.
Ross Webster calls Gus to his office, and he sheepishly enters the luxurious office. "Mr. August Gorman," says Webster, "you've been quite a naughty guy. You want to be rich. You're a genius. A naughty genius, but a genius none the less," he tells Gus. But rather than punish Gus, Webster realizes that someone smart enough to embezzle that kind of money right under his nose can be useful. "I've been searching for a long time for someone that can make computers do what they're not supposed to do. Under different company names, I control the price of coffee. In Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia and Jamaica. Everywhere except Columbia. We're going to teach them a lesson; destroy their entire coffee crop down to the last bean. Gus, you are going to do that for me."
In a scheme so simple a child could understand it, Goldman Sachs gets around commodity-hoarding laws by shuttling aluminum from warehouse to warehouse. (05:19)