RUBICON - a new AMC series on Top Secret America

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    i wonder if they pay any homage to the author of the book they stole the title from, Mike Ruppert, for his "Crossing the Rubicon: The decline of the American empire at the end of the age of oil"... the far more extensively and honest assessment of 9/11 and the money trail.... a book which sits in the Harvard Business Library.

    if they don't, it will be disappointing, considering the subject matter they're likely to produce is hardly news to anyone paying attention.
     
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    Thanks for the heads-up, Jiggs. I was recommending Rubicon from the perspective of entertainment only, and because what I saw in the pilot was entertaining. Conspiracy theories are beyond my kith-and-kin. If it's about worn out theories of 9-11, it will provoke angst and anger in me, and I presume others who reject such.

    Edit; The word "Rubicon" has as its source Julius Caesar's crossing of the Rubicon River and entering Italy proper with a military force. In so doing he became a threat to the state in Rome. Today it means crossing a forbidden line, taking irreversible action, breaking with tradition, and is imbedded in modern parlance, and as such no one owns it. As a matter of fact another recent book on the history of Rome from founding to fall of the republic (2003) by Tom Holland, takes that title because it was a signal moment in Roman history. Ruppert's book was published in 2005.
     
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    I understand all that. I never said anyone "owned" the phrase. But any allusion to 9/11 and oil conspiracy will no doubt contain subject material unearthed by Ruppert's investigative journlism team and should be credited. I have little doubt they lifted the title from his reference.
     
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    It's fairly interesting so far. A think tank similar to Council on Foreign Relations maybe?

    Another test show with a hidden agenda is NBC's "Persons Unknown," which started off okay but now has gotten too convoluted. Whenever a show goes off the range and strange characters start running around cobblestoned streets somewhere in Europe, they lose me.
     
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    Like "Lost." This will be different I think; fairly straightforward, but with intricate switcheroos. We're getting a lot of clues about the characters. I hope it's not too predictable; the Councel on Foreign Relations thing, would be too predictable, but for some not.

    The character saying his ancestor had set up a huge ferrying operation and had been beaten out of it by a well known nineteenth century American of great wealth, an Astor or a Vanderbilt, I suppos was to establish his ancestry, and that he still bears a grudge.
     
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    Which character is that? The new guy with a new team who's got something going on the side trying to solve the mysterious death of his mentor?

    By the CFR analogy, I mean that organization delves into all sorts of cloak and dagger stuff, not just the obvious.
     
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    I don't know the character's names: the guy who is conversant with the widow of the man who shot himself. He was standing at the pier with a third man, who was also a part of the "secret society" when he made that claim.

    EDIT: Found it:

    His name was “R.T.” He was talking with the suicide victim's widow's attorney(?)

    RT: “My great-great-grandfather, Horace started his own ferry line between here and Brooklyn, expanded it to New London, and south to Baltimore … did pretty well for himself...until he was gobbled up by that prick Vanderbilt. "
     
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