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VonDer crazy – seize not freeze


“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.”
– Frederic Bastiat, The Law (1850)

Pfizer Revelations – MEP

Five hundred thousand million +

The latest ‘investigative’ report informs us of incomprehensible losses of the retirement funds. This, big as it is, is only a fraction of the total losses in the banking meltdown.

Accountability is a concept in ethics and governance with several meanings, nevertheless none of these fit the cognitive climate.

Voodoo priests are currently hard at work stuffing history down the memory hole, their version is that none of this happened, others compare us to post colonial Africa, as we’ve been occupied in succession by: Denmark, UK, US, and the IMF.

Having successfully separated the peasants from their retirement money, the “gentry” wants the serfs to work until they drop, – not mentioning the simple fact that there isn’t work even for young slaves – regardless of how often they redefine the unemployment figures.

Loss of money is one thing but loss of identity is something else.

Summary of the Principal Conclusions of the Review
Networks of Power in Iceland: The Labour Movement Paradox.  (pdf)
On Thin Ice, a modern viking saga about corruption deception and the collapse of a nation

Nepotism
The State of Africa
The Ascent of Money
Conversations With History

Bright Minds and Dark Attitudes
“the members of the black priesthood”
Keen 2012 Google Talks

The Sacrosanct

or Prospectors, Scavengers and Vultures.

Not a day passes without our minders telling us about our true benefactors, those who come baring investor gifts: jobs, development and yes financial growth – all this at no cost to us – Hallelujah.

Somehow our narcissistic media missed this insignificant and ‘slanderous’ report.

“From Kazakhstan to Australia, taking in the views of Zambia, war-stricken Congo and Angola, cutting across from Siberia to Iceland is a network of mining and metals companies with a catalogue of environmental and community abuse in their wake. In Iceland its face is Century Aluminum, but behind them, at the heart of this web lies the secretive commodity broker Glencore International of Switzerland.”

“The importance of commodity markets has been intensified by the 2008 financial crisis. From 2003 to 2008, the commodities future market grew 1900%, from $13Bn to $318Bn55. Part of this is a shift out of stocks and shares to capitalise on increased growth in China and on natural disasters, which are helping push up the prices of basics. Brokerages such as Glencore make their money from trading on shortages” … “Rather than deal on the open markets, the main business deals are done in private, away from scrutiny.”

From Siberia to Iceland: Century Aluminum, Glencore and the Incestuous World of Mining

War was good to Alcoa
Chinese billionaire (Poet) to purchase big chunk of Iceland

Corruption around foreign investment (is)
10 facts about the Nubo issue (is)

Vultures’ Picnic
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
Walking with the Comrades

The “Honey Trap”


Repeat: “…a fundamental rethinking of economic theory”…. (a greater) “distribution of income”…(more) “regulation of financial companies”, “central banks need to do more to prevent lending and asset prices from expanding too fast”.

Are you kidding me? Read that passage again and I think you’ll agree with me that Strauss-Kahn had signed his own death warrant.

There’s not going to be any revolution at the IMF. That’s baloney. The institution was created with the clear intention of ripping people off and it’s done an impressive job in that regard. There’s not going to be any change of policy either. Why would there be? Have the bankers and corporate bilge-rats suddenly grown a conscience and decided to lend a helping hand to long-suffering humanity? Get real.

Strauss-Kahn broke ranks and ventured into no man’s land. That’s why he was set up and then crushed like a bug.

(Note: Strauss-Kahn has been replaced by the IMF’s number 2 guy, John Lipsky, former Vice Chairman of the JPMorgan Investment Bank. How’s that for “change you can believe in”?)

IMF chief Strauss-Kahn caught in “Honey Trap”
… Police State Strides Forward
… Smoke and Mirrors

Pimp My Ride

Selling citizenship is the latest Moral Hazard offered by Vulture Capitalists.

A group of Super Wealthy, Holy, and Wholesome foreign investors and hedge fund managers is offering easy salvation, they just want to bring loads of good money and they are definitely not coveting our natural resources, – they only want to create jobs – from the goodness of their heart.

They are all vetted by Lawyers and Kroll, and just want to bring their families (except for wives?) and become Icelanders, what else could we want?

But, “Behind every great fortune, there is a crime” ~Honoré de Balzac

Those with learning disabilities manifested by the Casino Mentality of latter days, confirm even at this late hour, that, the ‘meltdown’ was not confined to the banking sector.

“An ass is but an ass, though laden with gold” ~Romanian Proverb

Multiple citizenship
The Marshall Plan (.is)
What A Friend We Have in … money! (.is)
How Kroll Signed Off on $7 Billion Fraud

Learned Anything Yet?

William K. Black @ hammer.ucla.edu (90m)

In perception management terms, in our own and so very local (except where it isn’t) case, there is a subtle shift, fist we voted against IceSave 93%, but now we vote on the IceSave agreement which is a fine and professionally worked out agreement.

Can we be assured that “they” will never use our name and guaranties to swindle all of us again?

Have we been given the necessary information?
Are our representatives in control?
Is the Special Prosecutor paralyzed by analysis?
– Two years, 80 cases, 216 defendants, 600 interrogations – two charges.
Is the justice system able to take on it’s pairs and superiors?
Is there ongoing corruption, autocracy, despotism, nepotism, crony-ism?

Are the bankers already paying them-selfs exuberant salaries and bonuses?
Are “they” further privatizing our natural resources?
Are the same people buying/removing the remaining banks and other strategic businesses, aided by the politicians, and shielded by the entertainment industry (TV, press)?
Are the same people repeating the exact sorry story?

Is No, the only assurance we can give, that we will not pay for CEOs Welfare, the Perception Managed, Lobbied, Lawyered, Cut, Bailed, and Non-Jailable class.

Uncut
AmpedStatus
The NonJailable Class
& The Press?
At wit’s end?
What’s 1 TRILLION like?
Truism: It Must be Private!
Glimpses of Hope
& The Response
Yes ? – No ? (.is)
Austerity & Blackmail

The Illusion of Choice

Well, he has done it again. Thank you mister president. We get to vote, but what about: Who, what, when, where, why, in what way, by what means and how?

By the way, this is the same president that aided and abetted the Latter-day Viking raids on the coasts around us (e.g. „You ain’t seen nothing yet“).

The “cheerleader” role of the president is given a whole chapter in the SIC Report (already forgotten) and the summarized lessons learned are:

  • The presidents role must be clarified in the constitution.
  • Rules are required as to how the president communicates with other states.
  • It is desirable that the Presidency did have a protocol including the manner in which business is supported.

Post hoc ergo propter hoc. Are we to feel grateful for this opportunity to be made responsible for the Criminal Banking Cartel? Or just for knowing that we are damned whatever we do?

Taking into account the secret and classified preconditions for the agreement, the nonjailable class is asking the rabble to play Russian Roulette with a blindfold, but that’s their reptilian nature, they always operate under the Mask of Sanity.

And Sane it isn’t. Now that the whereabouts of the stolen Icesave money is known – ask the Deloitte London Office – return it, and stop this madness.

There is only this tiny snag, we are now told it was all perfectly “natural” and “legal”. The money was funneled to other Banks in the Global Cartel to pay for equally natural and legal loans. Propter hoc, the money accumulates in the (Jekyll Island) “System”. Ex post facto, the Perfect Crime for the Bankers, but we get to vote on it. Yay!

The Illusion of Choice
Why are they not in jail?
The SIC Report
The Mask of Sanity
Is Bjorgolfur Thor the Key? (.is)
The Petersburg Connection
How much does a private-jet carry?  (3%)
Wire transfer: SWIFT, TIPANET, .?. (97%)
Where did the Icesave money go? (.is)
Deloitte London Office
From Jackson
To Ferguson
“This shit’s got to go.” [C] [1] [2]

Defective By Design

Is Our Monetary Structure a Systemic Cause for Financial Instability?

“Why is the financial crisis of 2008 treated as if it were the first? The World Bank has identified more than 96 previous banking crises and 176 monetary crises since President Nixon introduced the floating exchange regime in the early 1970s (Caprio and Klingebiel, 1996). Even before this period, financial booms and bust cycles were, in Kindleberger’s words, a remarkably “hardy perennial” (Kindleberger, 1978); he inventories no less than 48 massive crashes between the 1637 tulip mania in Holland and the 1929 crash on Wall Street. In short, it may be tempting to consider financial and monetary instability as a given, as part of Schumpeter’s “creative destruction” of
capitalism.” –

320 crashes from 1637 (~ 0.86 p.a.).

For the last 370 years, there has been on average one crash every 14th month, and as recovery usually takes years this has been a history of continuous disaster. No wonder the Economic Priesthood is pleased with it self.

It is difficult to accept Economics as a Scientific Discipline with such a dismal record of “correction”. – “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

Bernard Lietaer
The Lost Science of Money
The American Monetary Act (proposed)
Religion, not a science
Barefoot Economics
Surviving without money
The Bank of Happiness
The Shock Doctrine

A country under siege

Capacent Gallup: 85 percent of the population is opposed to foreign entities being able to buy Icelandic Natural Resources. (Gallup.pdf)

 

” These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. ” – Thomas Paine

Björk’s Open Letter to the Members of Parliament

” MEMBERS OF THE PARLIAMENT! WE ICELANDERS ASK YOU FOR A
TRANSPARENT, OPEN DISCUSSION AND RECONSIDERATION
CONCERNING THE SELLING OF THE ACCESS TO OUR NATURAL
RESOURCES !

In two weeks Magma Energy Sweden AB could become the biggest shareholder of HS Orka. The company would then have access to some of our most important natural resources for the next 65 years, with an optional extension for another 65 years. 130 years! Is this in accordance with the laws that state only the Icelandic government should have the right to harness and govern the natural resources of Iceland?

Shouldn’t we ask for an investigation of this deal and get a report on the business exchange concerning our resources, as we got a report on the banks?

Shouldn’t the nation be able to decide for itself if it is willing to sell off it’s natural resources, by means of a law change to enable a national referendum?

One of the IMF’s suggestions is that Iceland should open up access to it’s natural resources to foreigners. According to the letter of intent signed by the government last April, it seems that those suggestions will be followed. Are we thus going to use our nature in this way to pay off the Icesave-debts of those few Icelandic venture capitalists?
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Allegedly the Magma deal is about the benefits of foreign investment. How does that compute with the fact that 70% of the purchase price is financed with a local bullet-loan with collateral in the shares?
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Is there anything that guarantees jobs will be created in Iceland through this deal?
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In the future, water will probably be the most valuable resource in the world. Will the deal with Magma Energy possibly set a legal precedent, and be used in the future to enforce the sale of more natural resources?

What will our grandchildren think of the deals we’re making now? “

Bjork.com

Open Letter to the Members of Parliament (full text)

Petition to the Government
” I urge the authorities to stop the sale of HS Orka and for Alþingi to hold a national referendum on the ownership and the utilisation of our energy resources. ”

It’s Oh (Not) So Quiet. More than 16,000 people have already signed.
Mapping this onto the UK and US census, this would mean more than 3.3 and 16 million signatures respectively.

Denial-of-service attack?

Public Services International -Privatisation in the energy sector (pdf)

Freedom of establishment for companies and abuse of rights in EU/EEA law – Energy policy

Oh my God, the holy trinity of “free” market economics: growth, (foreign) investment and job creation (lol) is at risk!
By the way, we are living and paying for a disgraced profession (one of many), bought and payed for by the likes of the current vulture.

What we are seeing now is an “operation” of suppressing the truth and splitting hairs.

” Who owns Magma Energy? Have MPs and Ministers seen and studied the list of shareholders? If not – how dare they sell valuable assets and rights of usage of the Nations natural resources to complete strangers, men without any reference at all? ” – Lara Hanna

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