[act-ma] 9/3 - Free UPandOUT film screening: "Life On the Edge of a Bubble" - Thurs, Sept 3rd

pf soto pfsoto at mynas.com
Fri Aug 28 09:07:35 PDT 2009


Showing Thursday, September 3rd, in Cambridge:
*//*
/*Life on the Edge of a Bubble*/                                    (120 
min)   
/*Blowing the American Dream*/

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"/Those with the YOUR money, make the rules and the rulers./"
"/We may have the vote, but the moneyed interests have the influence. By 
funding candidates, they determine who is elected and --- more 
importantly --- who runs for office./"

/* Erskine Overnight Raves...*/  "This is not your usual documentary, 
but an exciting romp through the amazing fantasy world we call our 
economic system. Back room deals, corruption, greed, bribes, and Wall 
Street con-artists have lead to a situation where America and the world 
are under constant economic terrorism. *Life on the Edge of a Bubble* 
describes* *the who, what, why, and most important where we're going and 
what we can do to break this cycle, secure liberty, and allow the 
opportunity for individual Americans to pursue their dreams."


/*Carol Brouillet Writes...  *FIVE STARS - *"*/*Life on the Edge of a 
Bubble- Blowing the American Dream/ /*is a fast paced kaleidoscopic look 
at the bubbles, panics, and depressions that have reoccurred almost like 
clockwork every twenty years since the United States government joined 
forces with the banking interests, back in the 1700's.  Using vintage 
footage, slick TV ads, revelatory statements made by politicians and 
Federal Reserve chairmen, in the course of the most recent bailouts, the 
film is paced like a roller coaster, punctuated by thoughtful statements 
and the dramatic chronicling of past human follies.

Sir Isaac Newton is quoted as saying, "I can calculate the motions of 
the heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people."* *Newton, was not 
immune to the folly of his own time and made 7000 pounds and 100% profit 
on the speculative South Sea bubble, only to lose 20,000 pounds later, 
when he bought in at the height of the market.  While most of the 
attention focuses on the US, an exploration of the Dutch tulip mania and 
financial innovations mirrors the dot com bubble of recent times.  
Exposing the "con" in the confidence game, how profits are privatized 
and losses socialized, how the rule makers bend and break the rules to 
enrich themselves and their financial backers, the film skillfully 
identifies key aspects of the systemic nature of the problem, a first 
step in the awesome task breaking that pattern."  []


"/Our American nobility system being founded in fraud and supported by 
fraud can be got rid of in no other way than by effectively exposing the 
nature of that fraud/." ~The United States Democratic Review, 1839

*When/where*
7 pm
243 Broadway, Cambridge - corner of Broadway and Windsor,
entrance on Windsor
http://rule19.org/videos

Please join us for a stimulating night out; bring your friends! Free
film, free refreshments, & free door prizes.
[donations are accepted]

"/You can't legislate good will - that comes through education./" ~ 
Malcolm X

//// *UPandOUT film series  - see http://rule19.org/videos*
Why should YOU care? It's your money that pays for US/Israeli wars, the 
weapons industry, etc

-- 

"/I could have freed more of us, if they only knew that they were 
slaves./" ~Harriet Tubman

pf soto 
rule19.org <http://rule19.org>  
UPandOUT.org <http://upandout.org>  
AZAPOI.org <http://azapoi.org>

	




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