Archive for February, 2015

Citizenfour

February 23, 2015

And the Oscar for Documentary Feature goes to…

Citizenfour – Home
Laura Poitras
Surveillance Self-Defense

The Exception

February 18, 2015

Politicians and multinationals with prestitudes of all kinds at their service control the narrative about their plunder, – “they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” – Frédéric Bastiat

Thin Capitalisation  (Norway 4:1 – Alcoa Iceland  40:1 ?)
Luxembourg Leaks: Global Companies’ Secrets Exposed
Senior ‘Telegraph’ writer resigns over ‘fraudulent’ HSBC coverage

George Carlin – “you have to be asleep to believe it”

 

Not to big to jail

February 12, 2015

Al-Thani

The Supreme Court Verdict in the Al-Thani case:

“The market manipulation is said meticulously planned, committed by a focused intent and unusually reckless and disregarded.”

The Supreme Court says that the breach of the defendants regarded enormous amounts and their conduct constituted serious breach of trust to the public at large and lead to catastrophic financial loss. Furthermore, the market manipulation directed “against the public and financial markets in the country as a whole and the damage that resulted directly and indirectly, can not be measured in money.”

  • Sigurður Einarsson 4 years
  • Hreiðar Már Sigurðsson 5 1/2 years
  • Magnús Guðmundsson 4 1/2 years
  • Ólafur Ólafsson 4 1/2 years

Minister attacks civil servant to deflect blame

February 8, 2015

No-Tax

The corruption flourishes, many European countries have successfully bought tax-haven information, – but we can’t. – And it’s all Humphrey’s fault.

To our Brothers in Arms, amnesty is our first concern.

Financial Secrecy Index
ICIJ

Austerity

February 6, 2015

What they say and what they do. – Do we have to choose between conspiracy, incompetence or economic entropy?

Austerity: The Demolition of the Welfare State and the Rise of the Zombie Economy

Yanis Varoufakis – thoughts for the post-2008 world

The “intelligence” industry

February 5, 2015

Danny Schechter and Press TV, – What’s the world coming to?

Forcing Press TV of the satellites was not enough.

America’s Surveillance State [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Mutobia

February 1, 2015

Mutobia

The President of Mutobia prepares for his nth term in office, probably because he is indispensable, if not invincible. He and Mugabe must be very old friends.

The grandest looser of them all, got the biggest newspaper for his rants, and promptly reduced its readership to less than Farmers-News.

Our Most prominent anchor at the State TV repeats warnings that we will be unable to see him with out a cable (we would be so lucky). His female counterpart declared the PM innocent in the middle of his trial before the High Court of Impeachment, and another reads the Pentagon bulletins most diligently.

Increasing the nations financial literacy is commendable, but can only be done in a patronizing tone. – Maybe they should start with the economists (including the danish ones).

Father a field, the Russian media is all propaganda, they lied to us about: the Chevron lady with the cookies, the Gorbachev agreement, the “Oh Gosh!” replay from occupied EU, etc.

Thank God for FOX, CNN, and Hollywood at least they are true (fair and balanced).

Disinformation

And then (1940) there was NAM
Now there is PCES
.. more than neoclassical theory
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