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The Corporation Nation

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by/starring Clint Richardson

My friend Dale Williams ( sent me the link to this documentary film produced, directed, and narrated by Clint Richardson.  It’s about the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), which Walter Burien has spent years attempting to make public on a wide scale.  Burien gets ignored and even ridiculed by many and I think there’s a big reason for that (hint: it’s not his information)..

Burien fails in his delivery.  He seems to have great information (I’ve tried to assimilate it), but reading and listening to him is like sitting through a lecture on 18th century botany and it’s ramifications for 19th century literature.  b o r i n g

Richardson cuts through that and presents excellent, well-researched/documented, and fully explained information that doesn’t require a PhD and 3 jars of NoDoz to sit through.  I’ve known Clint by reputation via friends of mine in Utah who’ve sent me his YouTube links when he confronts various politicians and snake oil salesmen (usually they’re on in the same) with blunt questions that he usually gets “out of my face, punk” answers to.

It turns out Clint has a technical background that’s suited to documentary-making, which you can see in this, his first feature-length doc.  It’s 3 hours long, but well worth the time to sit through.  Trust me, if you watch the first half hour, you’ll end up watching the whole thing anyway.  It’s awesome information.

The Corporation Nation is as good as anything Alex Jones has put out, but without the bullhorn, Texas accent, and over-produced graphics and musical interludes.  It’s more like what Jones used to make before he could afford high dollar production equipment.

Before seeing this film, I was not sold on the whole CAFR as a hidden agenda fascism-link and was pretty dubious about whether there was anything to the whole idea.  I’d been pushed by fans like Judie H who has tried to get me to go through Burien’s stuff, but as I said, he’s about as interesting as watching the mating rituals of snails.

Now that I’ve seen Clint’s production, though, I know there’s something to this.  He uses screen captures and walk-throughs to show you the information and where to find it yourself, which is awesome.  The second or third time you watch this, you’ll definitely be trolling the Web as a paused screen shows you where to Google something.

This doc is well worth the time to watch and highly recommended.  It’s absolutely free and can be watched on YouTube (at this link) or downloaded directly (from  I’ve sent the link to our friends at, so expect to see this documentary as a feature on his 24/7 live stream as well.

The included graphic here was made by the Militant Libertarian because Clint doesn’t have a cover for his movie.


4 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Interesting. I liked the : “about as interesting as watching the mating rituals of snails.” Reminds me of a person from LA who once said to me that what I wrote went over the heads of most readers and I had to write in a way the person on the “street” could understand. She gave me examples of her writing style which was filled with LA Street Gang Slang and used terms suitable for a 5th grade school yard word fight on the playground. She said “this is the way you have to write for all to understand.” My reply back to her was: Yeh, for most in the LA Prison system to understand a few points!

    The population of the country has been methodically trained to be an “entertainment society”. Soundbite conditioning and fast satisfaction for quick adrenalin rushes. Per that comment of “ridiculed by many”, in reply using an expression my parents use to use: “I a pigs eye.” Those with a business background or an education in markets; trading; and investment listen and always comment with: “This is the most important information they have learned and you bring it forward making this so easy to understand.”

    But then as always is the case, a few parrots with the brains that remind me of a pea rolling down a four lane highway will say: “I can’t understand the importance of what he is saying. It doesn’t make any sense. This reminds me of a boring lecture I was forced to listen to before I dropped out of high school on 18th century botany and it’s ramifications for 19th century literature.” Well for that gang here is something that will definitely catch and hold their attention. An educational YouTube viewed now by 5 million wishing to be entertained –

    Clint Richardson did a good job on his new documentary. He showed it to me after he finished it and he gets most of the points correct. He mentions my name and the CAFR a few times throughout the documentary but his focus is 90% directed towards qualifying government as a “Corporate” for profit entity. The remedy for eliminating taxation which is my primary focus for remedy to all was but a brief passing mention as if passing a gas station to the side of the road on a thousand mile trip. So Clint did a good job on the government “Corporate” qualification but as far as qualifying the destination of ridding all taxation through the application of the TRF (Tax Retirement Fund) here I would have to give a low score.

    Over all though based on what Clint did focus on I would have to give him an A+

  2. Sorry if I offended you, Mr. Burien, but I have a business background and still find your information, while full of facts and intelligent, to be extremely dry and hard to digest. This puts you in such company as Judge Andrew Napolitano, by the way, which I wouldn’t personally find to be too bad.

    However, what most fail to realize is that while solid information is great, delivery of that information is just as important. This happens to be my own line of work: writing. I often take things that most laymen would struggle to understand and turn it into something they can easily digest.

    Different strokes for different folks, Mr. Burien. You can convince a handful of people using professorial lecturing and academic writing, but you’ll never convince enough people to actually make anything happen without reaching out to the common thinking man.