Archive for November, 2011

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November 30, 2011

US and Israel will continue to claim that they represent the “world community” but then their delusions of grandeur are more Napoleonic.

Iceland Votes To Recognize Palestine
State of Palestine
International recognition of the State of Palestine

S&P Downgrades Goldman Sachs, Bank Of America, Wells Fargo And Citigroup
Banking System Rotten to the Core

Rick Falkvinge named a ‘Top 100 Global Thinker’
The Rise and Fall of Bitcoin


Death pledge

November 29, 2011

The Naked Emperor Dethroned?

The perfect crime is legal

November 18, 2011

Banker’s inexorable logic:

The bank is to “precious” to fail.
The bank makes a sure bet because a 3rd party, “your” government, pays the losses.
If you woted you are responsible for “your” government.
If you didn wote it’s your own fault.

Failed banks
WKB ~ thousand bankers in jail
LV ~ Unelected bankers hijack sovereign states?
It’s Time to Hold the 400 Personally Responsible

The Sacrosanct

November 10, 2011

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

Who Runs the World?

November 6, 2011

Democratically elected representatives or 147 “super-entities”:

1. Barclays plc
2. Capital Group Companies Inc
3. FMR Corporation
4. AXA
5. State Street Corporation
6. JP Morgan Chase & Co
7. Legal & General Group plc
8. Vanguard Group Inc
10. Merrill Lynch & Co Inc
11. Wellington Management Co LLP
12. Deutsche Bank AG
13. Franklin Resources Inc
14. Credit Suisse Group
15. Walton Enterprises LLC
16. Bank of New York Mellon Corp
17. Natixis
18. Goldman Sachs Group Inc
19. T Rowe Price Group Inc
20. Legg Mason Inc
Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world
“The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.” ~ Antonio Gramsci