Kleptocrats

Gaslighting Gaza

US supports Israel as Gazan resources and location seen advantageous to West
Saskia Taylor

The Banker

Craig-James Moncur

BIS
+ Iain Davis for good measure

Dr. Zach Bush

Chemical Farming & The Loss of Human Health
Zach Bush MD

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 Option of Public Utility

“Competition is a sin.”  ~ John D. Rockefeller

naked capitalism

Growth Dies
The Oil Drum
Coup d’etat.

Klein’s errata

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

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