Jack Jodell

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Gender MALE
Occupation currently an unemployed victim of free trade Bushonomics
Location Underground, America, United States
Introduction Call me an American Dissident. I believe in democracy and government of, FOR, and BY the PEOPLE. I do NOT believe in the plutocratic corpocracy this country is today, wherein government is made and administered of the wealthy, by the wealthy, and for the wealthy. I believe in wealth which is HONESTLY attained through hard work and merit. I do NOT believe in wealth attained by means of deceit, exploitation, or leverage. There is enough for all in this world. Greed is the major cause of poverty, and both are totally unnecessary.
Interests Music, history, politics, travel (I'll go nearly anywhere at the drop of a hat, funds permitting, and I DO believe in trade, but FAIR trade, not unrestricted "free" trade)
Favorite Movies The CORPORATION, GONE WITH THE WIND, The Sound of Music, Sicko, The Princess Bride, Zardoz, Fahrenheit 9/11, Spinal Tap, A Little Romance, The Grapes of Wrath, Forrest Gump, Juno, Heidi, The Rare Breed, The Time Machine, Shenandoah, Becket
Favorite Music You namke it---classical to country to jazz to ballads to folk to pop to rock to progressive rock to hard rock to reggae to blues, to just about all of it! I have written, arranged, produced, and recorded music since 1973, and have had the distinct pleasure of working and recording with such diverse talents as Ricky Peterson and Paul Westerberg. I AM A HUGE FAN OF SINGER/SONGWRITERS AL STEWART, INGRID MICHAELSON, AND OF SINGER HAYLEY WESTENRA. Other favorites include The Doors, Tom Rapp/Pearls Before Swine, Love, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, the pre-disco Bee Gees, the Mavericks, Leonard Cohen, John Lennon, Talking Heads, Dire Straits, Blondie, Led Zeppelin, Taj Mahal, and many, many more.
Favorite Books DEMOCRACY FOR THE FEW by Michael Parenti, $upercapitalism by Robert Reich, Bushwhacked by Molly Ivins, 301 Do-It-Yourself Marketing Ideas by Sam Decker, Take This Job and Ship It by Sen. Byron Dorgan, With A Happy Eye, But...America and the World, 1997-2002 by George F. Will, War on the Middle Class by Lou Dobbs, The Betrayal of Work: How Low-Wage Jobs Betray 30 Million Americans by Beth Shulman, The Left Hand of God by Michael Lerner, The True Cost of Low Prices by Vincent A. Gallagher, Where Have All the Leaders Gone? by Lee Iaccoca, State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America by Patrick Buchanan, Running On Empty: How the Democratic and Republican Parties Are Bankrupting Our Future by Peter G. Peterson, Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children and Infantize Adults by Benjamin R. Barber, Thy Kingdom Come, by Randall Balmer, The Audacity of Hope, by Barack Obama, The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, and too many others to mention here...