Archive for September, 2010

Shields-up for the Political Class

September 28, 2010

Token Trial for bankrupting a nation.

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Prime minister –S – Impeached (+3)

Foreign minister –Sf- Acquitted (-5)

Finance minister –S – Acquitted (-1)

Banking minister –Sf- Acquitted (-8)

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Atli Gíslason VG Yes Yes Yes Yes
Álfheiður Ingadóttir VG Yes Yes Yes Yes
Árni Páll Árnason Sf No No No No
Árni Johnsen S No No No No
Árni Þór Sigurðsson VG Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ásbjörn Óttarsson S No No No No
Ásmundur Einar Daðason VG Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ásta R. Jóhannesdóttir Sf No No No No
Birgir Ármannsson S No No No No
Birgitta Jónsdóttir H Yes Yes Yes Yes
Birkir Jón Jónsson F Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bjarni Benediktsson S No No No No
Anna Margrét Guðjónsdóttir Sf No No No No
Björn Valur Gíslason VG Yes Yes Yes Yes
Einar K. Guðfinnsson S No No No No
Eygló Harðardóttir F Yes Yes Yes Yes
Guðbjartur Hannesson Sf No No No No
Margrét Pétursdóttir VG Yes Yes Yes Yes
Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson S No No No No
Guðmundur Steingrímsson F No No No No
Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson F No No No No
Helgi Hjörvar SF Yes No No No
Huld Aðalbjarnardóttir F Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sigurður Kári Kristjánsson S No No No No
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir SF No No No No
Jón Bjarnason VG Yes Yes Yes Yes
Víðir Smári Petersen S No No No No
Jónína Rós Guðmundsdóttir SF Yes Yes Yes Yes
Katrín Jakobsdóttir VG Yes Yes Yes Yes
Katrín Júlíusdóttir SF No No No No
Kristján Þór Júlíusson S No No No No
Kristján L. Möller SF No No No No
Lilja Rafney Magnúsdóttir VG Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lilja Mósesdóttir VG Yes Yes Yes Yes
Magnús Orri Schram SF Yes Yes Yes No
Margrét Tryggvadóttir H Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mörður Árnason SF Yes Yes Yes –
Oddný G. Harðardóttir SF Yes Yes Yes No
Ólína Þorvarðardóttir SF Yes No Yes Yes
Ólöf Nordal S No No No No
Pétur H. Blöndal S No No No No
Ragnheiður E. Árnadóttir S No No No No
Ragnheiður Ríkharðsdóttir S No No No No
Róbert Marshall SF No No No No
Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson F No No No No
Sigmundur Ernir Rúnarsson SF No No No No
Sigríður Ingibjörg Ingadóttir SF Yes No Yes Yes
Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson F Yes Yes Yes Yes
Siv Friðleifsdóttir F Yes Yes Yes Yes
Skúli Helgason SF Yes No No No
Steingrímur J. Sigfússon VG Yes Yes Yes Yes
Svandís Svavarsdóttir VG Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tryggvi Þór Herbertsson S No No No No
Unnur Brá Konráðsdóttir S No No No No
Valgerður Bjarnadóttir Sf Yes Yes Yes No
Vigdís Hauksdóttir F Yes Yes Yes Yes
Þorgerður K. Gunnarsdóttir S No No No No
Þór Saari H Yes Yes Yes Yes
Þórunn Sveinbjarnardóttir SF No No No No
Þráinn Bertelsson VG Yes Yes Yes Yes
Þuríður Backman VG Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ögmundur Jónasson VG Yes Yes Yes Yes
Össur Skarphéðinsson SF No No No No

Col-1 Political parties
F = The Progressives
H = The Movement
S = The Conservatives
Sf = The Social Democrats
VG = The Left Greens

 	MP's	Yes	No	Nov.
Sf	20	24	55	1
S	16	0	64	
VG	15	60	0	
F	9	24	12	
H	3	12	0	
Total	63	120	131	1

Col-2 Prime minister – Impeached
Col-3 Foreign –“– – Acquitted
Col-4 Finance –“– – Acquitted
Col-5 Banking –“– – Acquitted

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Quod licet Jovis non licet bovis.

The majority of the parliamentarians didn’t have “convictions” for this that or the other so they just became, L’avocat de la terreur.

These same “democrats” want us to look to the future as looking to the past isn’t “productive”.
What’s wrong with “now”? – The consequences of their actions are “now” apparent everywhere.

Dilemma 2008
Slavery for who’s fault?
The Illusion Of Choice

Connecting the dots

September 18, 2010

After the “Truth Report”, we are obsessed with an new investigative pastime. Numerous people are “investigating”, others are demanding new investigations and the inevitable result is that the investigative reports pile up.

The “Truth Report” consisted of nine volumes, and only God knows how many shelf meters are covered by the rest. It’s all starting to look like Damage Control, a cover up by drowning. – What we need is an NLP / Bayesian “spin” filter.

I think William Black put it succinctly when he pointed out that the investigators had done a fine job but then failed to draw the obvious conclusions. We have not seen him since.
Madame Joly is likewise leaving the investigation for other and more pressing engagements.

Parliamentarians are hard at work preventing the findings of “juniors” to come to any harm to real people. Furthermore, they or rather their sponsors are eager to get back to their calculated dishonesty and unfettered plunder.

It is becoming glaringly obvious, dot to dot, that the only people that will stand trial in the whole of this saga are the evil protesters. “Public” impeachment trial would only “shine a harsh light onto the murky world of corporate behaviour” and their “spivs”. It would be to much to bear to discover that after all the horrors to date, we had only seen the top of the iceberg

Maybe the “spiritualists” are right when they say that we should not try to inflate our constantly deflating egos by fighting windmills.  And maybe they are wrong as “It is not necessary to hope in order to persevere.”


Lacking in hindsight
The spiral of silence.
The “dismal” Science
Marginalizing the Masses
A (lovely) Lesson from India
Special interests, the most dire warnings
Clarke & Dawe with the Australian facsimile.

Delusions

September 16, 2010

Some twenty years ago Chomsky wrote about Necessary Illusions, however today and after these last couple of years I think it’s the more malignant cousin delusions which is at work.

The numerous people involved with the “Crash” and the events leading up to it are all “Innocent”. The consequences of their actions are nevertheless obvious everywhere. The destruction of peoples livelihoods, bankruptcies, food-lines, austerity measures, the war against the land, everywhere except with the perpetually innocent.

A delusion is a “fixed belief that is either false, fanciful, or derived from deception. In psychiatry, it is defined to be a belief that is pathological (the result of an illness or illness process) and is held despite evidence to the contrary. As a pathology, it is distinct from a belief based on false or incomplete information, dogma, stupidity, apperception, illusion, or other effects of perception”.

A belief held despite evidence to the contrary. If we assume that we are not in the grips of dangerous disease what remains is, – false or incomplete information, dogma, stupidity, apperception, illusion, or other effects of perception.

Maybe thats the whole basis for perception (deception) management?

Equality | Impunity before the law

September 13, 2010

“Law and order are everywhere the law and order which protect the established hierarchy” Herbert Marcuse

~They say the only law in force to them are those which acquit them of any crime.~ Halldor Laxness

The Political Class or should I say the extended Criminal Class is loosing it.
There is talk (mostly hot air) if they should consider an Impeachment against their own.

The propaganda tools are blasted 24/7 and all the boringly predictable talking heads tell us, that this is just a political witch hunt, that everything is wrong with the law, the law is outdated, the states own rule of law is at risk, human and civil rights can’t be assured and they are even promising a new financial meltdown if this abhorrent idea should even be considered.

The educated rhetoric is of course totally one sided. Bankrupting a nation, with the usual, job loss, loss of homes, bankruptcies and suicides of ordinary people is not a crime, how could it be? – After all, ministers carry such heavy political responsibility, even those who became ministers, without taking charge of their ministry.

To hell with the Constitution, get rid of the laws about the Court of Impeachment which legal academics have declared well thought through and written, and surely the Supreme Cort Judges can’t be trusted with the task, not to mention their own friends that pack the Court of Impeachment.

Somehow, I’m sure it will be much easier to “Impeach’ the 9 protesters that are accused of dishonoring these same untouchables as multiple billions in losses to the community has no tangible meaning to the majority of people, – including judges.

Picking and choosing from the law menu may be the prerogative of those above the law, lets hope that their approval ratings won’t drop lower than the current 13% so that the only thing they will be above is the law.

Justice Under Siege by Eva Joly

Candide

September 11, 2010

We are told by the daily propaganda that we live in the “best of all possible worlds”.

How can this be?
Is it because:

  • The constitution is an ancient hand down from a Danish king.
  • The oldest parliament in the world is but a waiting room for government posts.
  • The courts of the land are packed with politically appointed judges.
  • The education system asks no questions.
  • The church still thinks it’s middle ages, and the bishops should initiate the brides.
  • The media concentrates on superlatives about nothing
  • The loss of our financial independence to IMF and ‘our’ ministers as their office workers.
  • The working class has only one pride and prejudice, to elect people who despise them.
  • The fantastic social security system does not compare to neighboring countries.
  • The best pension fund system in the world , is controlled by private interests and government(s) to pay for their follies.
  • The retirement age is one of the highest in the western world with one of the lowest retirement pay.
  • The Criminal Class consists of 14 families who own the country.
  • The 30 Financiers and their cohorts who bankrupted the country
  • The total number of indictments for financial crimes is Zero.

And to day a Parliament committee decides if (or NOT) they should recommend that the same Parliament call on the Court of Impeachment to establish if we are a nation or a joke.