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Date: 09/03/11 01:43 PM

50 Responses to The American Dream: A Short Film

  1. Profile photo of Turnshroud
    Turnshroud Female 18-29
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    August 31, 2011 at 1:43 pm
    Link: The American Dream: A Short Film - What do you think of your dreams now, America? Not so great of a future anymore, is it.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    September 3, 2011 at 2:07 pm
    Wow... learning is fun
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    KPres Male 30-39
    309 posts
    September 3, 2011 at 2:18 pm
    Oh my god that was painfully stupid.
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
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    September 3, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    Short film?! 30 mins. is way too long these days.
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    TypicalJerk Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm
    Too bad, the ending never happens until it`s too late.
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    tvremote Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2011 at 2:59 pm
    Whaaa I spent beyond my means and now I lost a house I could never afford in the first place whaaa.

    I know, I`ll blame everyone but myself! Stupid banks. Stupid Obama. Stupid capitalist pigs!

    But seriously this video reminded me of people who blame McDonalds for making them fat. No one forces you to take loans. If you can`t afford something, don`t buy it. Period. Thanks for playing.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    September 3, 2011 at 3:00 pm
    30 minutes! YOU`RE dreaming if you think I`m going to watch this.
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    Klamz Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2011 at 3:02 pm
    Firstly, short film my ***!

    Secondly, that`s not how it ends.
  9. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm
    tvremote: You just don`t get it do you ?, It`s about more than loans, it`s about whatever money you save up as well. Even if you never ask for a loan in your lifetime, the Fed still has control over how much your paper money is worth.

    Every time Gold goes up the value of the dollar goes down, you might not see the inflation immediately but it is coming like a tidal wave soon.
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    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
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    September 3, 2011 at 3:12 pm
    Seems like a lot of wasted effort.
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    Kawoenheim Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2011 at 3:16 pm
    Lots of rhetoric, up and including a full blown conspiracy theory (Fed Reserve assassinated JFK), but absolutely no references for their claims. I`m no fan of the Fed, or our current system of economics, but this film only contributes to the fog of misinformation.
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    Nope, not the ending I remember.
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    Subushie Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2011 at 3:53 pm
    Unfortunately the Persians overrun the 300 in this film.

    The 300 realized too late that they were right on their door step the whole time.

    BTW @tvremote- your an idiot, plain and simple. you obviously didn`t catch anything this video was trying to explain. It was putting the truth out there in the simplest form imaginable; people like you are the reason our country is where it is.
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    Phantomz Male 13-17
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    September 3, 2011 at 4:29 pm
    "A Short Film" yea... so short.
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    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2011 at 4:33 pm
    Reminds me of the Illuminati
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    scapegoat7 Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2011 at 4:36 pm
    The greatest danger Americans the super-rich and the powerful being in a situation where there so rich - and control the media so muhc - that the gap between the poor and rich will be widened to the point there`s no fixing it. People of America, we stand on the edge of disaster, and for no other reason other then our own unscrupulous politicians. To save ourselves we need only decide to vote for decent politicians, and not the snakes we seem to like electing. We got Obama, hoping for change, only to discover he`s just another puppet. They say they want to help the poor, as they give the rich more and more. They say they respect the working man, as they stab him in the back.
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    nayrbarr Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2011 at 4:56 pm
    Obvious propaganda is obvious.

    I mean, come on. Aside from anything, the blonde guy being shot down and "corrected" every time he says something reasonable which is against the other guy`s claim is just blatant.
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    Dylan5121 Male 13-17
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    September 3, 2011 at 5:10 pm
    The Federal Reserve is not privately owned...
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    Authentic187 Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2011 at 5:16 pm
    you know what, when poo starts to go down and people begin to see how all of these was true and right under their noses, they`re gonna feel real pooty because they could`ve done something but instead, they just stood there grabbing their ankles while the banks drated them for everything they had. Poor bastards. May the truth strangle you all.
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    GoFuYo Male 30-39
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    September 3, 2011 at 5:35 pm
    oh crap... BRB
    need to buy more guns and gold
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    GoFuYo Male 30-39
    60 posts
    September 3, 2011 at 5:36 pm
    OK I`m back...
    everything`s still here
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    GeniusSolar Male 13-17
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    September 3, 2011 at 6:14 pm
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    jacos27 Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    You`re right. it is a "decentralized central bank" made up of a number of banks. (think of the U.N. but with American banks and not countries) and they don`t just print money. they can also stop printing money for the better of America.

    yes what they said (aside from the fed being privately owned) is true. But that is all if the wrong people are in charge. (a worst case scenario if you will) However, done with America`s well being in mind, the Fed works wonders. They should make a cartoon of that side.

    Also, in the later part of the 1800`s there wasn`t an economic boom among all Americans, just the big business owners. (the group of people that was in that secret meeting) the poor remained poor. Farmers couldn`t afford to ship their crops across America, but the business owners could ship their oil and what not, in fact, they got a discount. it was called pooling back then.

    A real economic boom happened in the 1950`s where a lot
  24. Profile photo of tvremote
    tvremote Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2011 at 7:20 pm
    Crackerjack you listen to too much Glenn Beck. The Federal Reserve Bank does indeed try to maintain a steady rate of inflation of around 1.5-2% which is actually healthy for the economy.

    What a lot of people don`t realize is that the US was very close to deflation, which is the opposite of inflation and is far, far worse. Ask Japan about it.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 3, 2011 at 7:41 pm
    tvremote: The Fed can`t control inflation at all anymore, they used to manipulate interest rates but the rates are almost zero percent now. The only thing the Fed can do now is have the treasury print more and more money.

    The massive inflation is coming, the treasury has many billions in cash it`s printed but not yet put into circulation. It`s sitting there in the vaults waiting for the economy to get better, but that`s not happening. This is leading up to a major devaluation of our currency and thus massive inflation.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2011 at 8:06 pm
    Good movie, I must say. It was a little too... america-centric for my taste though. What about the rest of us huh? The 95% of the planet that isn`t american? Or the 75% of the world`s wealth that isn`t american?
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2011 at 8:58 pm
    First of all.. Mind blow at the awesomeness!

    Second.. It is a short film. A "film" is on average, 90min.. this is 30min. One third is short. (And a "short film" is 20-30 minutes. A "short" is 5-10 minutes)
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    September 3, 2011 at 11:46 pm
    And that, friends, is why Obama is blocking Palestinian statehood.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2011 at 2:10 am
    That was a great video!
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    MCMXCIII Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2011 at 2:32 am
    No, people. Taking down banks and corporations is too communist... we can`t do this.
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    nick12684 Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2011 at 6:01 am
    yup, this is America and now almost 100 years of bad economic law and 40 years of bad economic policy (went off the gold backing standard in 1971) threatens collapse of the great experiment known as the U.S.A! End the FED, vote Ron Paul 2012!! (the only man who isn`t a puppet to the globalist bankers and corporations.) Check out this video and its part 2 and 3:
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    September 4, 2011 at 7:09 am
    I actually watched the whole thing... wish there was something we can do about it but what?
  33. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 4, 2011 at 7:37 am
    nick12684: Ron Paul is not a libertarian, he`s an anrchist. The policies Paul would put in place would lead to war and riots on the streets. That`s not the way to handle this.
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    ghettoelf Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2011 at 8:57 am
    CrakrJak: You need to read Ron Paul`s books; especially End the Fed. He is by no means an anarchist, but a true Jeffersonian who wants to make sure that we, the people, once again have the right to know what our money is really worth and to not have to kowtow to these mega banks. Ron Paul is not a Libertarian, nor is he a Republican nor a Democrat; he`s an American--one of the last from Kennedy`s era with the knowledge, staying-power and moxy to help us through this mess. Stop perpetuating these ridiculous party lines that keep us all fighting between ourselves and see the bigger picture.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 4, 2011 at 2:29 pm
    ghettoelf: Paul`s policies, if he were president, would lead to anarchy, period. He`s an isolationist that would repeal drug laws going back to 1877. That would mean that heroin, crack cocaine, meth, and LSD would be freely available to anyone of any age through a pharmacist. He would gut our military and leave senior citizens and the disabled to fend for themselves, homeless on the streets. He`s a nutcase, not a Jeffersonian.
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    ghettoelf Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2011 at 2:44 pm
    Crakr: Can you show me where you found this information? I have a hard time believing it...
  37. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 4, 2011 at 2:51 pm
    ghettoelf: He stated those views on the Morton Downey Jr. show many years ago and they haven`t changed since then. If you`ve never heard of that show, that`s OK, it`s likely you were a just a kid or maybe not even born yet when it originally aired.
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    scapegoat7 Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    Ron Paul is the only politician that actually has something meaningful to say and doesn`t flip flop whenever its convenient. While i dont smoke weed (anymore), i dont believe thousands should be arrested for using something millions believe should be legal. Dr. Paul doesnt beleive every drug should be legal but that the states should have their own rights and to take control out of big government.
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2011 at 8:32 pm
    Ron Paul is not a libertarian, he`s an anrchist.
    Wrong. You seem to not understand the difference between no government, and LIMITED gov`t, Crakr.

    He`s an isolationist...
    THERE. Right there you just showed everyone on here how much of a moron you really are, Crakr. Once again, you seem to think that non-interventionism is the same as isolationism. Paul is NOT an isolationist in any sense of the word. Wanting to trade freely with other nations is the very opposite of being "isolationist." You are a fool, Crakr. Stop listening to Rush and O`Reilly and grow a brain, you dolt.
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    Gauddith Female 18-29
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    September 4, 2011 at 11:42 pm
    Ironically this country was founded on isolationist values. Go figure. The fact that most Americans don`t understand that is astounding.

    I`m just saying.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 4, 2011 at 11:48 pm
    Pooptart: Paul is an isolationist he has said in a recent debate that he would withdraw all our troops from all countries around the world, slash the military to a bare minimum, end all foreign aid, and quit the UN.

    That IS isolationism and that is his own position from his own words.

    Paul`s so called `limited government` would lead to riots and misery nationwide, that`s the sort of thing that leads to a violent revolution.
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    scapegoat7 Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2011 at 1:00 am
    crakr: Yes its true that Ron Paul wants to get out of these long and expensive wars that have bankrupted our nation. Not really his plan but we could still kill terrorists that helped attack this nation by means of covert missions (SEAL team 6). With a trillion dollar budget, there`s bound to be some wasteful things we could slash. Stop taking money from the middle and poor classes to give to rich dictators through foreign aid. Hell u know that foreign aid isn`t going to their citizens (ur not that stupid (hopes)). If we really wanted to help their citizens we could start funding orphanages overseas or start feeding the world (Again not his plan but it would be better then bombing them). If you really want a safer America, lets secure our borders. Kick out illegals that commit crimes. And with the military back maybe we could kill some of those drug cartels in Mexico, so it wouldn`t be such a S*%t-hole and they`d actually wanna stay.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 5, 2011 at 8:00 am
    scapegoat: Without overseas bases, operations like the one that killed Osama Bin Laden, couldn`t have happened. Slashing the military would leave millions of vets unemployed at a time when our economy already sucks. Then you suggest we invade Mexico to kill the drug cartels.

    Sorry, but you`re `all over the map` there and what you`re proposing would have ramifications that I don`t believe you have factored in.

    Sure I want our troops home too, but not by the slash and withdrawal method Ron Paul is suggesting. We will still need overseas bases if we hope to be able to respond to threats in a timely manner around the world. Paul`s idea of withdrawing back within our own borders would lead to terrorists gathering strength to attack us on American soil again. Plus you will never solve the drug problem in this country without decreasing demand for them, Paul`s proposal would legalize all drugs to everyone, which would be disastrous in that regard.
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    greekhop Male 30-39
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    September 5, 2011 at 8:17 am
    Dear `merica, please be more isolationist or wutevah U call it these days and stop bombing us and/or supporting and finacing our pooty rulers who we are tryng to get rid off so we can be more like you and have more bling, credit cards, drugs, weapons and obesity. Thanks you very much please.
    -The rest of the world.
    PS. Europe and Korea called. They said your troops can go home now, thanks for keeping us safe from the commies but that time has passed.

    Seriously, how complicated is that to understand? Saves you money, makes us like you (The whole world loves the USA when not being bombed or actively oppressed, thanks to Hollywood for that), keeps your boys at home, win win situtaion.
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2011 at 1:09 pm
    You are so utterly hopeless, Crakr. So unbelievably, fractally wrong in your views.
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    September 6, 2011 at 3:50 am
    do even try to debate with Crakrjakass, it`s useless, just insult the fanatic worm he is.
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2011 at 10:06 am
    wow this is bad
    super biased and horrible
    doesn`t look like a lick of research was done, just taking the snippits of pop-news they thought would make for good animations
    Yeah, banks are evil, cuz when the people making $2000/month were told their mortgages would probably increase to around $1000 - $1500, it was all the bank`s fault they signed anyway.
    It was the basic lack of monetary knowledge of the poeple borrowing the money that killed us; banks didn`t help, sure, but the people should`ve known better than to borrow what they couldn`t afford.
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    fgreatwest Male 30-39
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    September 10, 2011 at 4:22 pm
    These aholes have ruined one of my favorite movies: back to the future.
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    semisweet72 Female 18-29
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    September 24, 2011 at 7:24 pm
    That was addressed in the video. the guy says we`re distracted by short term stuff. a lot of these comments were addressed...except for the comments about the military, but those prob belong in another post.
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    semisweet72 Female 18-29
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    September 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm
    I think I read some where the Bush fam was part of that conference in the 20s

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