Archive for December, 2011

Insestious relationship

December 26, 2011

 If Stieg Larsson had given Lisbeth Salander this picture and the name “Eimreiðarhópurinn” (The Locomotive Group) the result would have matched or surpassed the Millennium trilogy. However the closest we have come to Mikael Blomkvist (so far) is Johann Hauksson and his Threads Of Power: Nepotism, abused positions and Iceland’s collapse.

In his book, Johann looks at the web of power and corruption, the far reaching and disastrous outcome, and the habitual inability to face this daemon, – thus it continues*.

In a “micro” nation, where close-up and personal has profound consequences socially, politically, and economicall, – his courage is commendable.

* Petit échantillon: Large part of the electorate take pleasure in electing convicted villain/parliamentarian, conveniently pardoned by the Prime Minister, the President of Parliament and the President of the Supreme Court. And now parliament is in a frenzy to withdraw its narrow margin referral of the former Prime Minister to the Court of Impeachment, thus saving him from the clutches of his close friends. – It fills my heart with pride.

Transparency Is The Answer
The Declaration of Paris: A Call for Action Against Large Scale Corruption
GRECO
The Gift  (When discredited economics are of dubious use, sociology and anthropology must suffice)

Rationality and Power: Democracy in Practice
Shadow Elite: How the World’s New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy, Government, and the Free Market 
Ship of Fools: How Stupidity and Corruption Killed the Celtic Tiger

Den nya överklassen. En bok om Sveriges nya ekonomiska elit
Public-private partnership (PPP)
Power: A Radical View

Justice under seege
Power Elites & Corruption
The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One
Excerpts from the report of the Special Investigation Commission (SIC)

A Century of Conscious and Intelligent Manipulation

December 20, 2011



The year 2012 will be interesting. The usual coalition of money, politics and propaganda will fight for their privileges to: not follow any rules, to not bear any responsibility and never ever admit mistakes.

We could empty our overcrowded prisons in a day if we used the same justice for all.

Corruption in a small society takes on a contracted form of mutual insurance.

It was said that all the players in the meltdown could fit into a restaurant, the difficulty is that so can the jurors of their peers

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Propaganda (1928)
Taking the Risk out of Democracy
A Century of Spin
Selling Free Enterprise

PR! – A Social History of Spin
There Are No Conspiracies
Justice under seege
The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One

Mission Accomplished-ish

December 16, 2011

Mark Fiore

Winning Modern Wars:
The 5-year plan was to topple 7 countries: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Libya, Sudan and Somalia.
The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict
Iraq Deaths 100,000 or 1,455,590 ? 
The ‘greatest atrocity’ of the modern era

Financial Terrorists (playing cards)

December 14, 2011

The current rhetorical question, ~ is systematic market manipulation perfectly leagal?

Financial Terrorists Project and Game

Suing The Banks
“The Alternative Narrative”
Bankers cost each one of us £8.40 for every £1 they produce, (UK) study shows
A Bit Rich

“Inside Job” on BBC 2

December 8, 2011

Now at last airing on TV, Charles H. Ferguson won an Oscar for his documentary of the financial industry. The film shows how Wall Street not only used prostitutes and coke, but prostituted lawmakers, academia, lawyers, economists, auditors, rating agencies, and the media or just anyone in their quest for silly money.

Now the banking cartell is replacing democracy in the EU, using Merkel and the French clown to remove the remnants of financial independence from the continent.

Amschel Moses would be proud.

“Give me control of a nation’s money supply, and I care not who makes its laws”

Crimes Too Big To Comprehend?
Bankers are the dictators of the West

The Road To Tyranny

Meltdown (1/4) “Greedy criminals or complete fools”

December 5, 2011

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” ~ Albert Einstein, (attributed)

Nomi Prins: Banks are like “Government-Sponsored Mafias”

“The Empire of United Corporations”

December 5, 2011

 

Free as in Freedom

WikiLeaks: The Spy Files

Trillions in Secret Bank Subsidies

December 3, 2011

Money For (Almost) Nothing, with Alan Grayson
The Jon Stewart version
The Vampire Squid
Capitalism Hits the Fan ~ The enterprice system isn’t working

George Orwell’s guide to the news
WikiLeaks: The Spy Files