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Give Me Glass-Steagall or Give Me Death?

posted by Adam Levitin

I've recently seen some really surprising graffiti in DC:  on the outer loop of the Beltway, just after the I-95 merger someone has neatly printed on the overpass "End the Fed".  And this evening as I was driving toward DuPont on Massachusetts Avenue, I saw a banner hanging down from the railing above the 14th Street underpass (at 13th Street) that showed a snake divided into pieces and was labeled "Glass-Steagall or Die".  I haven't been able to get a picture of either, unfortunately.  I'm not really sure what to say other than that this is pretty different than the Folk and People tags I grew up with.  

[Update:  see Ed Mierzwinski's comment about this being a LaRouche campaign.  That would definitely explain things.] 

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You should try to get a picture of that if the graffiti and banner are not too amateurish. People get a kick out of that stuff and it kind of marks the times. I guess if they knew who did it they would arrest them. I'd like to invite whoever did it to 3 free beers and a conversation at the pub and tell him I think he's a true patriot and if he wants to start an army, I'm there. Although "End the Fed" takes things a little too far even for me, his heart is in the right place I'm sure. You know all those old pics of the '29--'33 Depression and the early 70s pics of the gas lines. It's actually sometimes uplifting to see those sometimes and see America has gone through some real hairy times and we made it to the other side. I could go on and on waxing here so........ I'll close with F_ck Netflix leader and his 7.95 to Canada
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3if1d3902d12574ec222961f1deec0fd2b
Oh yeah, and F_ck the leader of Facebook also
http://eu.techcrunch.com/2010/05/05/video-major-facebook-security-hole-lets-you-view-your-friends-live-chats/

Unfortunately, it's not a real reform campaign, it's the latest effort by Lyndon LaRouche -- who I think went to jail for embezzling from senior citizens -- to link his bizarre political platform to a popular issue http://www.larouchepac.com/node/15735

He went to jail for conspiracy to defraud the government not embezzling from senior citizens.

Everyone keeps calling him crazy but I fail to see what is a bad idea about Glass-Steagall, building infrastructure, and funding advanced science.

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