Michael Hudson, Alexander Mercouris & Glenn Diesen
Dans le cadre d’un dossier du Parquet Fédéral de suspicions de corruption, visant des personnes actives au sein du Parlement européen, la Police Judiciaire Fédérale a saisi près d’1,5 millions d’euros lors de perquisitions menées en région bruxelloise. pic.twitter.com/2UfK2zNtnm
— Police Fédérale (@policefederale) December 14, 2022
“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
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
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)
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
Walking with the Comrades
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”?)
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
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.