Dec 28

Flashback:

George Carlin: The American Dream (Video)

George Carlin: The Illusion Of Freedom – ‘This Country Finshed!’ (Video)


– ‘The game is rigged:’ Matt Damon says he’s done with ‘fixed’ Washington politics (Daily Mail, Dec 27, 2012):

Matt Damon says he’s giving up on politics.

The actor told Playboy magazine that he feels ‘the fix is in, the game is rigged and no matter how hard you work to change things, it just doesn’t matter.’

Damon bemoaned the state of Washington as he completes a media circuit for the release of his new movie, ‘Promised Land’ which – coincidentally – deals with the high politicized issue of fracking, or drilling for natural gas.

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Feb 24

Inside Job, Narrated by Matt Damon (Full Length HD) from jwrock on Vimeo.

Description:

‘Inside Job’ provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, the film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia. It was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China.

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Mar 04

Another Obama supporter:

Change you can believe in?
More like bullshit you can take a bath in, if you ask me.

– Prof. Dr. David Michael Green (Dec.19, 2009)


Matt Damon Calls Out President Obama, Education Policy

This is not the man he voted for.

Matt Damon sat down with Piers Morgan for an interview that will air Thursday night, and among other things, talked about his feelings on the first two years of President Obama’s administration. During the 2008 Presidential campaign, Damon was a vocal Obama supporter, campaigning for the then-candidate at rallies, promoting him through a MoveOn video contest and attending fundraisers for him.

Now, he’s not so enthused about Obama. When asked if he was happy with the way the President is running the country, Damon said, point blank, “no.”

“I really think he misinterpreted his mandate. A friend of mine said to me the other day, I thought it was a great line, ‘I no longer hope for audacity,'” Damon said. “He’s doubled down on a lot of things, going back to education… the idea that we’re testing kids and we’re tying teachers salaries to how kids are performing on tests, that kind of mechanized thinking has nothing to do with higher order. We’re training them, not teaching them.

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