Up Yours – In the Name of Progress.
Socially responsible corporations, privatized and back in the taxpayers care are retracting a service to the public for the benefit of the few.
The TV signal we got through cable is to be ‘cut’ for a new version of the same.
This means that we either have to go back to the antenna jungle or ADSL winch is good for one TV. This for an unspecified time period before the ‘new’ service is ready, which of course will come at a cost. By the way we already paid for the old perfectly good one.
This downgrade from Broadband to ADSL (one decoder for every appliance) is “sold” as an Optical fiber connection (my ass). – No wonder this company is under the watchful eye of the Consumers’ Association, and has repeatedly been fined by the Competition Authority.
Our corporations are renowned for their total inability in planning anything which benefits the people, but excellent at controlling forced consumerism.
Politicians as usual serve the corporations on a daily basis, the people only the day before elections.
Maybe we should just be happy to be rid of the mass media, and it’s distorted signal.
The question these geniuses forgot to ask them selfs was. – How to implement “New” Technology affecting the Whole Population and Live to Tell About It?
The Century Of The Self
Kill Your Television
The Betrayal by Technology
The Story of Stuff
They Treat Us Like Cattle (in so many ways)
In the light of the meltdown, it is interesting to see so little in what came out of the “National Assembly” which curtails the monetary and corporate powers directly.
“Permit me to issue and control the money of the nation and I care not who makes its laws.” — Mayer Amsched Rothchild,
“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.” — Thomas Jefferson
“Over time, whoever controls the money system controls the nation.” — Stephen Zarlenga
“Under the Constitution, Article I, Sec. 8, our government has the sovereign power to issue money and spend it into circulation to promote the general welfare, for example, through the creation and repair of infrastructure, including human infrastructure – health and education – rather than misusing the money system for speculation as banking has historically done; periodically causing one crisis after another. Our lawmakers must now reclaim that power!”
The American Monetary Act (proposed)
Socially responsible banking– utopia or reality?
National Assembly a great success!
Hurra, wir dürfen zahlen.
Der Selbstbetrug der Mittelschicht
Natural resources, Foreign investment, and Holy growth! is the “trinity” of our day.
It is of-course inconsiderate to talk much about Natural resources as these are dispensable and thus of no further value. Investors however, not to mention foreign investors are something else, without them we could just lie down and die. Finally but not least the magical growth.
Growth proves that the earth is flat and that the earth is the center of the universe.
Corporations are so eager to grow, preferably above 20%, that, they are willing to socialize their “externalities” to the public at large. The whole formula is actually: Grow like crazy, bad loans – high yields, extraordinary leverage, and NO meaningful loss reserves.
Countries that can not provide the Multinational corporations with growth, i.e. natural resources, slave labour, and no taxation are quite useless.
Defective by Design:
Time for Change
The Bank of Happiness
Interest free economy
The Essential Exponential!
Can’t Top That, and Then They Do
After all this time and endless stream of unbelievable news of bankers fraud we are told, that even after the fall, “they” stole the rescue-package (the best part of the Central-banks reserves) and transferred the moneys to tax-havens (Luxembourg and British-Virgin Islands).
Now, the news read “engaged in a sweeping conspiracy”, obviously not to the liking of the “conspiracy phobics“.
Global Illicit Financial Structures:
- Tax havens
- Secrecy jurisdictions
- Disguised corporations
- Redomiciliation provisions
- Anonymous trust accounts
- Fake foundations
- Falsified pricing
- Money laundering techniques
Interpol – Wanted EINARSSON, Sigurdur
Ounce of Gold for information leading to arrest
Iceland’s Glitnir sues ex-officials for $2 bln
Icelandic leaders accused of ‘negligence’
The speculators are still in control. Max Keiser stated that in 2006 Bankers from Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns were planning to destroy the Icelandic financial system. He went on to say that the speculators had an agenda to bankrupt all the major economies of the world and to pocket the profits (hedge funds plot to cash in on fall of the euro).
The Keiser, estimated that the value of the ‘real’ world economy was $60 trillion and the value of the ‘derived’ or ‘speculative’ market was grater than $700 trillion, which is roughly the same ratio 1:11 to our own madness.
The successor to Orwell’s Newspeak, the Derivatives Acronyms is the new language of the private banking cartel, sounds something like this. “The FAST FOX SAFEly LEAPS over CHAPS with CHIPS on SWINGS but will DIE and ROT to the ECHO of the buddhist OM.” Understood all that? Or more importantly does your ‘representative’ or your Government?
Conspiracy theory or Bernanke’s contempt for US Congress
Stephen Zarlenga, Director of The American Monetary Institute writes “Over time, whoever controls the money system controls the nation.” – Presenting the American Monetary Act (as of July 18, 2009) (pdf)
Ellen Brown wrote It’s the Derivatives, Stupid! ““The point everyone misses,” wrote economist Robert Chapman a decade ago, “is that buying derivatives is not investing. It is gambling, insurance and high stakes bookmaking. Derivatives create nothing.” They not only create nothing, but they serve to enrich non-producers at the expense of the people who do create real goods and services. In congressional hearings in the early 1990s, derivatives trading was challenged as being an illegal form of gambling. But the practice was legitimized by Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan, who not only lent legal and regulatory support to the trade but actively promoted derivatives as a way to improve “risk management.” Partly, this was to boost the flagging profits of the banks; and at the larger banks and dealers, it worked. But the cost was an increase in risk to the financial system as a whole.”
” The few who understand the system will either be so interested in its profits or so dependent upon its favors that there will be no opposition from that class while, on the other hand, the great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending . . . will bear its burdens without complaint.”
Rothschild Brothers of London, 1863
” I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in the hands of a few and the Republic is destroyed.”
Abraham Lincoln (attributed)
“…commands are dispatched from a computer terminal, or a cell phone. Relevant data are instantly relayed to major financial markets – often resulting in immediate disruptions in the functioning of national economies. “Financial warfare” also applies complex speculative instruments including the gamut of derivative trade, forward foreign exchange transactions, currency options, hedge funds, index funds, etc. Speculative instruments have been used with the ultimate purpose of capturing financial wealth and acquiring control over productive assets.”
” “Sustainability” has to mean “for a long time,” where “long” means compared to a human lifetime. The basic exponential arithmetic shows that growth of numbers of real things can’t continue for long times. This simple observation leads to the First Law of Sustainability. “Growth of populations and / or growth in rates of consumption of resources, cannot be sustained.” It follows that the term “sustainable growth” is an oxymoron. It remains a mystery as to why all the ardent advocates of sustainability talk about everything except the First Law of Sustainability.”
Albert A. Bartlett
“No money changer who may hereafter fail, and none who has recently or in times passed failed, shall again keep a bank or hold any office under the crown. Any such shall be proclaimed bankrupt and disgraced by public crier throughout the city and also in the place he had his office. Until he shall have satisfied all demands, he shall be detained on a diet of bread and water.”
Barcelona banking laws passed in 1300
Keiser Report ?14: Markets! Finance! Scandal!
Web of Debt – Ellen Brown – 1 of 5
Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth About Our Money System and How We Can Break Free by Ellen Hodgson Brown
Brooksley Born’s Nightmare Comes True
Al Bartlett: In Growth We Trust (the simple math 1 to 8 ) and The Essential Exponential!
Stephen Zarlenga: The Lost Science of Money
Carroll Quigley: Tragedy and Hope .(pdf 5.43MB )
ATTAC: ..Let’s shut down the financial casino (pdf)
Sponsor an Executive 🙂
A Pre-referendum documentary [John Zufelt]
Plunder: The Crime Of Our Time
“I used to think of Wall Street as a
I now think of it as a crime scene.”
– Filmmaker Danny Schechter, Plunder (2009)
“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men,
they create for themselves in the course of time,
a legal system that authorizes it,
and a moral code that glorifies it.”
– Political economist Frederic Bastiat, The Law (1850)
Plunder: The Crime Of Our Time
Financial Crime: Did white collar crime and fraud trigger the meltdown?
Above the law? Thinking Allowed investigates white collar crime
Suite Violence: Why managers murder and corporations kill
Robin Hood (Toibin) Tax
The fleeceing of the public
Governments and Corporations are united in their Legal plunder of ‘their’ enslaved masses.
Private banks go bust and government ministers parrot the mantra that “we (meaning the public) will honor our (meaning their) obligations”.
They do not speak in my name.
Clarity of thought is obviously not in the interest of the actual perpetrators, who are busy shifting their crimes onto the public
Orwell pointed out that “the words democracy, socialism, freedom, patriotic, realistic, justice have each of them several different meanings which cannot be reconciled with one another.”
Maybe the words corporatism, oligarchy, kleptocracy, dictatorship and fascism are better suited to describe the “free and democratic” form of governance we now live under.
Jubilee Debt Campaign.
Alex Jones’ Infowars: Birgitta Jonsdottir parts 1 to 4.
Press TV – The Real Deal-Birgitta Jonsdottir
Save the People of Iceland – the Official Petition
Debt(guilt)-based economic slavery by John Zufelt
How It’s Done
John Perkins has a simple script.
Multinational corporations covet natural resources, they find weak and/or self-serving governments, offer them massive loans which they will not be able to pay, and when they can’t, they collect by enslaving the respective populations.
Predatory Capitalism has these basic components: Corporations strive to minimize their taxes, they eliminate competition, cut wages and salaries, disregard the environment and sell dangerous or harmful products. And of course they hate any kind and form of regulations.
First the developing world and now we.
Was Iceland Victimized by Economic Hit Men?