No wonder I chose a sports blog over political and/or social opinion; the reality of economic and political conditions in the United States today are horrific. You wanna see something really scary? Step away from the fake reality television shows that divert you from learning what's really happening in today's world.
The SF Weekly article, America's Petro-Terrorists by Pete Kotz, is a lesson in Conspiracy Tactics. Not conspiracy theories, but tactics; how it was planned, put into action and continues to perform. Yes, it's a scary article to read, but one that every American wondering what the heck is going on in this country must check out. After reading this article you'll either feel like the 1% quoting Afred E. Newman - "What Me Worry?", or more like the 99% quoting a busted lipped boxer saying - "I Wuz Robbed!"
WALL STREET AND WASHINGTON CONSPIRE TO DESTABILIZE THE U.S. ECONOMY ONE BARREL OF OIL AT A TIME.
And just when I began reading about Offshore Investments and the Underground Economy. Timing is everything I tell you!
Largest black markets
Estimated annual market value
Counterfeit technology products 100
Counterfeit pharmaceutical drugs 75
Prescription drugs 73
Opium and heroin 65
Web Video piracy 60
Software piracy 53
Cigarette smuggling 50[12