25 nov kl 01:48, 2011
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22 okt kl 04:38, 2011
Rekommenderar alla att se den här dokumentären. Varför skulle situationen i den svenska finansvärlden vara så annorlunda. Varför skäller bara Borg på bankerna, varför görs inget konkret? När ska finansmarknaden och bankernas villkor och ramar åtgärdas?
19 okt kl 20:18, 2011
03 okt kl 02:20, 2011
Occupy Wall Street has recently come into the media spotlight, not because of our political message, but because certain high-ranking members of the NYPD punched, threw, and stepped on peaceful marchers. Arrestees were handcuffed so tight their hands turned blue. Many of these people have yet to regain feeling in their extremities. A senior police officer infamously forced women into pens and maced them at point-blank range. While we vehemently condemn these abuses of power, we urge all who read this to remain focused on our intended message. Abuse of power is abuse of power. Whether perpetrated by Wall Street bankers or members of the NYPD, it is the duty of all citizens to oppose injustice. We condemn the actions of unprofessional police who used excessive force in subduing a peaceful march. But we are foremost here to oppose the growing power of the ruling class.
02 okt kl 23:58, 2011
23 sep kl 12:54, 2011
Inget annat än radikala ingrepp i finanssektorn kan skydda det internationella samhället mot kollaps. Dags för politikerna att ta makten över bankerna. Den omhuldade finanssektorn är ett drivhus för korruption och kriminalitet och skadar en sund kapitalism.
Alla utom ett litet fåtal insiders och storkapitalet förlorar på att bankväsendet inte reformeras till en modern och demokratisk del i samhället. Federal Reserve och ECB agerar utan insyn, storbanker fifflar och skapar finansiella instrument som underminerar en sund reglerad kapitalism. Samhällsnyttan/kollektiva nyttan är den enda variabeln som kan motivera dessa institutioners villkor och existensberättigande.
Oförmågan att reformera och demokratisera bankväsendet är nu ett så stort problem att det underminerar det internationella samhället och ytterst vår civilisation. Systemet gynnar på ett närmast feodalt sätt dessa institutioner på den vanliga människans bekostnad. Vems ärenden går våra folkvalda?
Skärp konkurrenslagstiftningen för alla marknader. Låt inte enskilda företag växa ohämmat. Upprätthåll konkurrensen på marknaden så att vårt system åtminstone liknar ett tänkt kapitalistiskt system.
Se till att banker och företag betalar skatter - många extremt vinstgivande företag kringgår totalt skattelagstiftningen här hemma och utomlands och betalar ingen skatt alls.
Koppla valutorna till en guldstandard och avsluta experimentet med FIAT-ekonomin som ensidigt gynnar giriga bankirer.
Saxat ur E24: //...Paul Volcker, tidigare chef för den amerikanska centralbanken Federal Reserve. På frågan om vilka nymodigheter i finansvärlden som bevisligen levererat samhällsnytta de senaste tjugo åren kom han bara på en enda. Bankomaten...//
17 sep kl 17:53, 2011
David Eisenhower, grandson of the president who warned Americans of a “military-industrial complex(MIC) 50 years ago, says in an essay this month that that coalition today “retains significant influence…” Yes, indeedy!
In fact, when the Pentagon gets more than half of all taxes collected from the American people and spends more for war than all our 50 governors spend to run their states, his phrase “significant influence” may be a wee bit understated.
As the National Priorities Project(NPP) of Northampton, Mass., puts it: “Since 2001, the U.S. has spent $7.6 trillion in security-related efforts, including: Department of Defense base-line, nuclear weapons, Homeland Security and war.”
The $500 billion being spent just on the F-35 fighter-bomber jet alone is feeding Lockheed Martin and Pratt & Whitney and 1,300 other suppliers from nine countries and 48 U.S. States, a business magazine reports.
What’s more, NPP says, this year’s spending of $122 billion just on the Afghan war “is greater than the 2012 deficits of 42 states and the District of Columbia combined.” (Holy cow, Batman, you could run America on that money!)
In a gentlemanly essay published in “Bloomberg BusinessWeek” magazine of September 5th, (the source of much of the other military data in this article), Eisenhower writes that Pentagon budgets today “remain large, and the U.S. military operates globally in a way not remotely foreseen 50 years ago.”
Again, how true! Fifty years ago who could have imagined a Pentagon involved in six wars of aggression in the Middle East! When Eisenhower’s brilliant grandfather ran the army, the United States was not a country that started wars. Instead, it finished them.
Why, it defeated the great powers Germany and Italy in three and a half years while today’s Pentagon has dawdled around for 10 years trying to wrest control of tiny Afghanistan and just can’t seem to manage it! Indeed, a person with a paranoid turn of mind, such as myself, might even suspect the MIC wants an ongoing war or two to keep contractor profits at their historic record highs!
And because the American cause was just in 1944, the entire civilized world rallied behind General Eisenhower as he brilliantly organized and directed the invasion of Hitler-occupied Europe. By contrast, today the entire world, including a majority of Americans, opposes the U.S. and NATO presence in the Middle East, and wants them O-U-T, out!
And who could have imagined in President Eisenhower’s day any American president believing he owns the kingly right to wipe out any human being on the planet without first consulting a judge and jury?
Yet Mr. Obama, with perhaps divine guidance from the CIA, follows this routine regularly. And so what if innocent civilians, including children, are incinerated suddenly by exploding missiles aimed at the enemy from drone attack planes?
So what if the USA has become the world’s No. 1 jailer and is holding thousands of prisoners without jury trials in squalid conditions and denies that torturing them is torture?
In his essay Eisenhower writes that his grandfather meant every word of his famous warning. Proof: the popular (“I like&rdquo Ike slashed military spending 27% during his eight years in office. The contemporary Eisenhower says the MIC phrase wasn’t “just words written for him by a speechwriter…Watching segments of it (Ike’s Farewell Address) today, no one who knew Dwight Eisenhower can doubt the earnestness of his words or that they are his own.”
That Farewell Message, Eisenhower writes, “conveyed his deeply held values: his dedication to America’s adventure in free government” and our “charted course toward permanent peace and human betterment.”
Those undoubtedly were Ike’s values, all right, but they hardly represent the presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Via their ongoing wars, America’s indentured taxpayers today lavish nearly as much on the military as the rest of the world combined. It is a nation that is even manufacturing noxious germ warfare in secret laboratories, and that has set much of its ingenious scientific community to the task of perfecting its killing machines.
As Winston Churchill in a speech in the House of Commons once warned, a Nazi victory would sink the world “into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science.” (Is anyone tracking the number of otherwise splendid American universities where germ warfare is being researched right on the campus?)
As for “human betterment,” that phrase can hardly describe the 1-million innocent victims killed by USA in Iraq, the millions of wounded, the millions forced to flee their homes and/or country.
And as the Pentagon bleeds the American people for wars they don’t want, “human betterment” doesn’t describe the fate of America’s 95-million with housing problems(source: Habitat for Humanity), its 50-million without health insurance(source: AP), its 13-million unemployed,(source: Robert Reich) its 44-million on food stamps(source: Department of Agriculture), and its record 46-million living in poverty(source: Census Bureau).
“Retains significant influence?”
23 aug kl 01:36, 2011
...vilken otroolig aktiviteeeeet myndigheterna uppppppviiiissaaaar. Helt enkelt fantasssstiskt! :
//...Samtidigt är det värt att notera att det amerikanska rättsväsendet startat en utredning om hur Standard & Poors värderade de defekta bolåneprodukter som till stor del låg bakom finanskrisen 2008...//.