Zeitgeist Movie "conspiracies".

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  1. Ramy3

    Ramy3 May the pips be with you!

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    Yep, Not sure where to put this...
    http://vimeo.com/13726978
     
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    Re: Zeitgeist Movie

    Here. :p (The other thread was for trading related resources.)
     
  3. Ramy3

    Ramy3 May the pips be with you!

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    Re: Zeitgeist Movie

    Thanks. :p
     
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    This maybe to big of a picture for most to figure out/comprehend… Or, admit that it is possible and true.
     
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    Re: Zeitgeist Movie

    I found the movie entertaining (saw it years ago when it first came out).. but there's so much in it I can't take very seriously.

    And to be honest, I don't buy a lot of the 9/11 inside job conspiracy theory stuff. Maybe that's because I don't want to believe people are capable of such a thing, or maybe it's because I think there's way too much narrative fallacy involved in the movie, but in any case that's one subject I can't side with the movie on.

    Regardless, the movie makes you think (be it positively or negatively about the movie's content) and that I think makes it worth watching.

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    EDIT: I forgot how hysterical the monetary policy part of the movie was.. sensationalism on how fractional reserve banking functions.

    Not to mention the income tax part... you know there's a movement in the US of people who think they have legal grounds to get out of paying income tax? (As the movie suggests even.)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sovereign_citizen_movement

    Of course, people following these movements usually just end up in prison and pissing off the courts.

    For every interesting point in the movie, there's hard results like this that make me wonder if the movie is actually just selling the dream to people who want to believe such things.
     
  6. Ramy3

    Ramy3 May the pips be with you!

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    Income taxes are a necessity up to a certain point... And thinking that people are not capable of this, is staying blind to reality. “Gangsters come to mind…”
    http://vimeo.com/27292661
    Cheers!
     
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    Oh, don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan of income tax myself... I'm just saying that people have only ended up hurting themselves trying to use the legal system to get out of paying tax, like in nearly every case cited on that wikipedia article I pointed out about the Sovereign Citizen movement.
     
  8. Ramy3

    Ramy3 May the pips be with you!

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    Was aware of it. thks. :p
     
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    Now this movie I really enjoyed.

    Moral hazard at its best.
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_hazard
     
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    lol... ok ok.. I get you. Didn't mean to come off that way.
     

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