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Ormur er ormur, fluga er fluga, mašur er mašur, žangaš til aš hugarsįlin, fer aš leita til fleiri vķdda, ķ Kjarnanum hans Tesla, hjį Heilögum anda, eša Guši, žaš er ķ heildarviti tegundarinnar. Žį opnast fyrir nżjan skilning, og nżjan heim.

Munum, aš ormurinn og flugan hafa einhverja vissa tjįningu um einhverja įkvešna skynjun.

Eins, er žaš meš manninn, hann hefur einhverja įkvešna tjįningu, um einhverja vissa skynjum, hugsun, eins og til dęmis, kjarninn hans Tesla, Heilagan anda eša Guš.

Viš skiljum, kvaš skynjun ormsins og flugunnar nęr skammt.

Žį getum viš gert okkur grein fyrir, aš skynjun mannsins, er ašeins śt fyrir efnisheiminn og aš alheimurinn veršur ašeins skilinn, meš mun meiri žroska.

Sett į blogg:   Gunnar Rögnvaldsson

Af hverju er sķfellt veriš aš tala um loftįrįsir Bandamanna?

https://tilveran-i-esb.blog.is/blog/tilveran-i-esb/entry/2221011/

Žiš fullir af fróšleik, fręšiš okkur hina, og žį veršum viš vķšsżnni.

Ég hef ašeins, stundum, horft į tvo orma, og reynt aš skilja, aš ormur er alltaf ormur, žaš er ekki svo mikill munur į žeim.

Ef aš ormurinn, fer aš reyna aš žroska meš sér skilning, sjįenda skilning, ķ hugsįlinni, žį fer hann aš sjį til fleiri vķdda, og getur žį fęrt žekkingu frį kjarnanum, eins og Nikola Tesla sagši, eša frį mišjunni, baklandinu, eša Heilögum anda, eša Guši, eins og Kristnir menn myndu kalla žaš.

Žegar ormarnir, eru oršnir sjįendur, žį er lķklegt aš žeir geti fęšst nęst ķ lķkama meš augu.

Įsa trś sagši frį mörgum vķddum,og var žannig langt į undan efnisheims trśnni, meš žrjįr vķddir og tķma, sem eru trśarbrögšin ķ dag.

Kristnin, skilst ekki, ef viš erum trśuš į efnisheiminn og tķma, sem eru nśstašreynda trś nśtķmans.

Žegar viš erum žreyttir, notum viš oft stór, vanhugsuš orš.

Egilsstašir, 06.08.2018  Jónas Gunnlaugsson

Jónas Gunnlaugsson, 6.8.2018 kl. 22:03


Žaš er bśiš aš įkveša aš einn stór banki verši lįtinn fara į hausinn, žaš verša Lehman-bręšur, og sķšan eitt land, og žaš veršiš žiš, (Ķsland jg). Lehman-bręšur fóru ķ žrot 15. september sama įr, og ķslensku bankarnir žrķr hrundu dagana 6.-8. október.

Blogg:   Hannes Hólmsteinn Gissurarson

Fyrir réttum tķu įrum

4.8.2018 | 14:40

https://hannesgi.blog.is/blog/hannesgi/entry/2220987/

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Atburšir, sem į aš kenna į öllum skólastigum į Ķslandi.

 

„Davķš (Oddsson jg) sagši umbśšalaust aš ekki vęri hęgt aš ętlast til žess af hinu smįa ķslenska rķki aš žaš tęki įbyrgš į Icesave-innstęšunum, enda stęšu engin lög til žess.

„Žiš getiš sett Björgólf Gušmundsson į hausinn ef žiš viljiš,“ sagši hann, „og eruš sjįlfsagt langt komnir meš žaš, en žiš hafiš ekkert leyfi til žess aš setja žjóšina į hausinn meš žessum hętti.““

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Um kvöldiš bušu sešlabankastjórarnir einum af ęšstu mönnum Alžjóšagreišslubankans (BIS)* ķ Basel, William R. White, ķ kvöldverš ķ Perlunni, en hann hafši veriš aš veiša hér lax.

Tališ barst, eins og viš var aš bśast, aš hinni alžjóšlegu lausafjįrkreppu sem geisaš hafši allt frį žvķ ķ įgśst 2007.

White sagši Davķš:

„Žaš er bśiš aš įkveša aš einn stór banki verši lįtinn fara į hausinn, žaš verša Lehman-bręšur, og sķšan eitt land, og žaš veršiš žiš.“

Davķš spurši: „Hvaš ertu bśinn aš fį žér marga gin og tónik?“ White svaraši: „Bara einn.“

Lehman-bręšur fóru ķ žrot 15. september sama įr, og ķslensku bankarnir žrķr hrundu dagana 6.-8. október.

(Fróšleiksmoli ķ Morgunblašinu 4. įgśst 2018.)

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*Bank for International Settlements

https://www.bis.org/

Egilsstašir, 05.08.2018 Jónas Gunnlaugsson


Ķ Kśbu deilunni, vörpušu Bandarķkin djśpsprengjum ķ kring um Sovétskann kafbįt, til aš neyša hann upp į yfirboršiš. Žeir vissu ekki aš hann var śtbśinn kjarnorkutundurskeyti. Žį bjargaši Vasili Arkhipov heiminum, og viš vissum ekki einusinni af žvķ.

Hetjurnar eru alltaf aš bjarga heiminum.

Ķ Kśbu deilunni, fann Bandarķski sjóherinn einn disel kafbįt frį Sovét Rķkjunum viš Kśbu.

Bandarķkin vissu ekki aš kafbįturinn var vopnašur kjarnorku tundurskeyti.

Var įkvešiš aš varpa djśpsprengjum nįlęgt kafbįtnum, til aš neyša hann upp į yfirboršiš.

Kennedy forseti Bandarķkjanna, į žessum tķma, og fyrrverandi kapteinn ķ sjóhernum, hafši įhyggjur af žvķ aš žetta gęti misskilist sem įrįs.

Kafbįturinn hafši kafaš svo djśpt, aš Rśssarnir voru sambandslausir viš umheiminn.

Žrķr foringjar ķ kafbįtnum, uršu aš vera sammįla um aš skjóta kjarnorku tundurskeytinu.

Öll žessi lęti uršu til žess, aš tveir af žessum žremur foringjum, vildu verjast, og skjóta kjarnorku tundurskeytinu.

Einn foringinn, stóš fastur fyrir og vildi ekki svara įrįsinni.

Bjargaši žessi mašur žjóšunum frį žvķ aš lenda ķ kjarnorku strķši?

Žessi mašur var af mörgum talinn hafa oršiš valdur aš žvķ aš aušmżkja Sovét Rķkin.

Honum var ekki refsaš, en žurfti aš žola žessar įsakanir.

Nś sjįum viš, aš žessi mašur var mikil hetja, og bjargaši okkur frį mikilli geislavirkni, og ef til vill kjarnorku strķši.

Žaš er annar Rśssi sem bjargaši mįlunum žegar tękin sżndu falskar upplżsingar, og stöšvaši kjarnorku „gagnįrįs“ frį Rśsslandi.

Hér er blogg um hann.

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Žessi mašur bjargaši jöršinni, žegar tękin sögšu aš įrįs į Rśssland vęri hafin. Hann įkvaš aš setja ekki gereyšingar eldflaugar Rśssa af staš, tękin vęru biluš.

Jónas Gunnlaugsson | 19. september 2017

'I was just doing my job': Soviet officer who averted nuclear war dies at age 77 Published time: 17 Sep, 2017 19:01 https://www.rt.com/news/403625-nuclear-soviet-officer-died/ Get short URL Stanislav Petrov © Sergey Pirigov / Sputnik A Soviet officer who

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Žaš eru margir fleiri, sem hafa bjargaš žjóšunum frį kjarnorkustrķši, og einnig hér į Vesturlöndum, en margt er fališ.

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Athuga. Žaš er talaš inn į vķdeóiš, og žį mismęli og žvķ um lķkt. Sķšan er sjįlfvirk talvél, sem hlustar į tališ og breytir žvķ ķ prentašan texta.

Ég skrifa žetta upp, en breyti engu, nema aš skipa žvķ nišur ķ setningar.

08:14 Following his history altering decision Vasili Arkhipov returned to the Soviet Union, but he was not received as any kind of hero.

Many of the crew members aboard the russian submarines were forced to see the event as one of a failure and humiliation thoug Arkhipov was never punished as a result of the incident.

His wife was later said that it was not something that he-d like to talk about and that quote he felt they hadn-t appreciated what they had gone through on the submarine, over those tense few days in the caribbean

The incident aboard the b-59 was kept quiet for decades.

US naval officers aboard the Coney and other ships in the area werw sworn to secrecy.

Only after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 were documents detailing the incident from the Russian side including the account of Freedom Orlov made puplicly available.

Until that point the Us had a little idea that the b-59 was carrying a nuclear-tipped torpedo and the historians who had documented the Cuban Missile Crisis finally got a murky picture of just how close the conflict came to erupting into full-scale nuclear war.

Even more incredibly the decision to avoid such a catastrophe ultimateli came down to a single dissenting officer with the fate of the world in his hands.

A for what kind of world we would be living in without his intervention we will have to remain in the dark.

klikka į mynd, žį stęrri

 cuba 

Birt 27. jśn. 2018

Inside the Soviet submarine, the crew could feel the impact of explosions shaking the walls.

They waited for hours, enduring the intense pressure of U.S. depth charges, desperate to receive some kind of signal or call to action.

Meanwhile, the air conditioning had malfunctioned, and the men aboard were overheated, exhausted, fevered with worry and anticipation.

They knew it was their responsibility was to fire their nuclear-tipped torpedo in the event of an attack on Russia, and in the intense chaos they debated how to act.

Had the crisis between John F. Kennedy, the U.S. President, and Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet Premier, finally boiled over?

How close had the world come to witnessing the atomic apocalypse feared by so many over the course of the crisis?

Egilsstašir, 29.07.2018 Jónas Gunnlaugsson


Viš seljum ekki lönd og eignir, til aš verša leigulišar elķtunnar. Fjölskylda eigi sķna fasteign, og byggi upp landiš og žį heiminn. Munum aš konan er heimiliš og žjóšin. Ķbśšarhśsiš, ķbśšin, er fyrir konuna og heimiliš, ekki spilaverkefni fjįrfesta.

Sett į blogg:  Valdimar Samśelsson

Hin óhugnarleg sala jaršeinga krefst žess aš Rķkiš veršur einusinni aš standa meš fólkinu en žeir hafa leyft sölu į yfir 30% aš jöršum sem žessi žjóš į. Setja veršur neyšarlög strax og endurkröfu öll vötn, įr og afréttalönd svo žaš verši žjóšareign.

https://skolli.blog.is/blog/skolli/entry/2220076/

 

Eins og sagt er ķ athugasemd, žį žarf Rķkiš ašeins aš greiša fyrir veršmatiš, veršmętiš. Žį hefur Rķkiš eignina.

Ef rķkiš skrifar peningabókhaldiš, žį getur žaš skrifaš töluna, og skuldar engum.

Einhversstašar sį ég aš ašilar voru aš vandręšast meš žaš , hvernig Bandarķkin gętu greitt allar śtistandandi skuldir.

Žį kom einn meš svariš, engin vandi, žeir skrifa ašeins įvķsun ķ dollurum og borga skuldirnar.

Žaš er aš Bandarķkin hętti aš taka lįn hjį einkabanka, sem skrifar ašeins töluna, og skrifi töluna sjįlf.

Žetta gętu veriš gamlar upplżsingar. Fasteignaskattur skal vera 1,32% af ... Heimilt er sveitarstjórn aš lękka eša fella nišur fasteignaskatt 

af bśjöršum į mešan žęr eru nżttar ...

Fasteignaskattur fer til sveitarfélagana, žannig aš viš veršum aš taka tillit til žess, žegar viš endurheimtum landiš, landareignirnar og ķbśšarhśsin.

Žarna mętti setja ķ lög aš fasteignaskattur vęri 2%, og fęršist sį partur, 2% af jöršinni sem eign į Rķkiš.

Ef bóndi fęr erfšafestu į jörš, og veršur žį varšgęslumašur yfir landareigninni, žį fęr hann greitt fyrir žį vinnu.

Bóndinn, fjölskyldan, į aš rįša viš aš byggja jöršina. Sjįlfstęšir bęndur gętu haft samrįš meš nżtingu jaršanna.

Fjölskyldurnar, eiga aš eiga ķbśširnar og ķbśšarhśsin. Śti um landiš, į aš vera mikiš af ķbśšum og ķbśšarhśsum til nota ķ feršažjónustu.

Ef nįttśru hamfarir verša į landinu, žį er hęgt aš nżta žessar ķbśšir fyrir fólkiš.

Vel mį hugsa sér aš sumarhśsiš, sé um leiš varahśsnęši.

Mjög gott er aš fjölskyldurnar sjįi um leigu į einni eša tveimur ķbśšum ķ feršažjónust, og lęri žannig aš bjarga sér.

Ef til vill įtti aš lękka hótelskattinn, en ekki aš ķžyngja atvinnusköpun heimilanna, meš žvķ aš hękka skattinn į nżsköpunnar bjargręši heimilanna.

Žetta er smį leikur, žaš er óžarfi aš vandręšast meš mįlefniš.

Jaršir og ķbśšir séu eign sjįlfstęšra bęnda og fjölskylda.

Ķ Bandarķkjunum, er sagt aš bśiš sé aš eyšileggja mišstéttina.

Žį er komin elķta og svo žręlarnir, sem žiggur allt ķ gegn um elķtuna, sem tekur žį bróšurpartinn til sķn.

Allt sem žręllinn fęr hefur elķtan hękkaš um til dęmis 100%, sem hśn tekur til sķn. 

Verum óhręddir viš aš leita lausna, og endurbęta lausnirnar eftir žörfum.

Egilsstašir, 22.07.2018  Jónas Gunnlaugsson


This is the 'biggest bubble in the history of mankind and it's going to burst,' Ron Paul says - Bankinn lįnar aldrei neitt nema bókhald. Höfum tilbśiš nżtt peningabókhalds kerfi, og ķbśšalįnasjóš, 40 įr verštryggš, enga vexti, , 0,2 % umsżsla.

Look to the stock market and you’d assume Wall Street was doing just fine. The S&P 500 has come back to March highs, the Dow is back to positive for 2018, and the Nasdaq is at fresh records.

It’s all built on shaky foundations, said longtime market bear and former Republican Congressman Ron Paul.

This market is in the “biggest bubble in the history of mankind,” and when it bursts, it could cut the stock market in half, he told CNBC’s “Futures Now” Thursday. 

“I see trouble ahead, and it originates with too much debt, too much spending,” Paul said.

This isn’t the first time Paul has made such dire warnings. During a “Futures Now” appearance in August 2017, he predicted a 50 percent drop in the market, a call he has doubled down on a number of times since. Since that appearance, the S&P 500 has rallied 15 percent.

Paul belongs to the Libertarian Party, a faction that emphasizes constrained government spending. He sees federal spending and monetary policy as dual forces inflating a market bubble.

“The Congress spending and the Federal Reserve manipulation of monetary policy and interest rates — debt is too big, the current account is in bad shape, foreign debt is bad and it’s not going to change,” he said.

Paul isn’t alone in his critique. A number of politicians have voiced concern over ballooning deficits, including current House Speaker Paul Ryan, who raised a warning on the nation’s debt in 2012.

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that federal deficits will average $1.2 trillion a year from 2019 to 2028, according to its April economic outlook. Its 2018 deficit estimates rose by $242 billion over previous forecasts made in June 2017. The federal agency said the revision was mainly owing to lower projected revenues tied to tax reform.

“You do not want to give Jeff Bezos a seven-year head start.”
 

“We have a president who likes to spend. He is not concerned about the deficit,” said Paul.

To Paul the decision-making arm of the Fed is equally at fault in creating a market bubble.

“The Fed will keep inflating, and that distorts things,” Paul continued. “Now they’re trying to unwind their balance sheet. I don’t think they’re going to get real far on that.”

The Fed is more than two years into its rate-hiking cycle. In conjunction with rate hikes, the Fed is also unloading assets from its balance sheet, which expanded to $4.5 trillion during its post-financial crisis quantitative-easing program.

Paul is not confident much will change to divert from the disaster he predicts.

“The government will keep spending, and the Fed will keep inflating, and that distorts things,” said Paul. “When you get into a situation like this, the debt has to be eliminated. You have to liquidate the debt and the malinvestment.”

Paul reiterated his call on Thursday for a potential 50 percent sell-off on the stock market.

Related video: A growing number of market watchers warn that a bubble is upon us

 
Egilsstašir, 16.07.2018  Jónas Gunnlaugsson

Sżna hve margir fermetrar af landi, fasteignum og verksmišjum, hafa veriš seldir śtlendingum, ķ rįšherratķš hvers rįšherra, sķšustu įratugina. Lįtum žį keppa um metiš. Ekki viršast žeir gera rįš fyrir aš žeir žurfi aš skammast sķn.

Žaš yrši ekki glęsilegur listi, sem sżndi hvaš margir fermetrar af landi,

fasteignum og fyrirtękjum hefur veriš selt į vakt hinna żmsu rįšherra, yfir įrin. 

Ekki vęri verra aš śtbśa lista um heitavatniš, kaldavatniš, og orkulindirnar, vatnsorku möguleika, og hitaorku möguleika, sem viš veršum aš nį til okkar aftur.*

Aš sjįlfsögšu, lįtum viš fólkiš vita, hver į ķ raun, hin einstöku fyrirtęki.

Allar eignir verša aš vera skrįšar į einstakling.

Til dęmis, ef Ķslendingar mega ekki kaupa, nema 2% af śtlandinu, og žį mega

śtlendingar ekki kaupa nema 2% af Ķslandi.

Rafveiturnar, vatnsveiturnar, skólpveiturnar og vegakerfiš ķ eigu fólksins,

hafa skilaš okkur ódżrustu žjónustunni.

Ég las um žaš aš stórfyrirtęki vęru aš kaupa upp allar vatnsbyrgšir į jöršinni, og vęru nś bśin aš kaupa allt hreint vatn ķ Sušur-Afrķku, en žar eru miklir žurrkar.

Žaš er hęgt aš lįta rigna ķ kring um landiš, svo aš ekki rigni ķ landinu.

Žį fęst hęrra verš fyrir hreina vatniš.

Kķnverjar lįta rigna uppi ķ fjöllunum, žar sem stórfljótin eiga upptök sķn, žar vilja žeir fį vatniš.

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Kķna ętlar aš lįta rigna og snjóa į landsvęši, sem er 15 sinnum stęrra en Ķsland, eša 1,6 miljón ferkķló- metra. Frį 2013 hefur Kķna bśiš til 55 milljarša tonna, af rigningu og snjó į įri. Tugir žśsunda brennsluhólfa ķ fjallahlķšum Tķbet, silver iodide.

https://jonasg-eg.blog.is/blog/jonasg-eg/entry/2214480/

Jafnvel žaš, aš leggja spilakapal ķ tölvunni, žį er reynt aš nį einokun į žvķ.

Žį er komiš ķ veg fyrir aš žś getir notaš gömlu forritin ķ nżjustu tölvunum,

og reynt aš fį žig til aš stofna bankareikning, til aš žś veršir aš greiša

stanslaust mķnśtu gjald til einhvers, ef žś leggur kapal ķ tölvunni.

Žetta er sama spilamennskan og meš peningana, peningabókhaldiš.

Žś veist, aš peningar eru ašeins bókhald.

Svo segist einkabankaeigandinn vera aš lįna žér, hann skrifar ašeins tölu, og vill alls ekki fį töluna aftur, hśn talan, er ašeins bókhald, heldur eignina.

Žess vegna bżr hann til veršbólguna, og sķšan kreppuna.

 Kreppufléttan, endurtekiš 

Til žess var gengishękkunin į ķslensku krónunni, žį geta allir keypt meira af śtlendum vörum, og žį veršur ķslenska rķkiš skuldugra, og fyrirtękin geta sķšur greitt lįnin sķn.

Žį nęr bankaeigandinn frekar fyrirtękjunum til sķn.

Aušvitaš lįtum viš ekki spila į okkur.

Viš lįtum ekki setja męlir į andardrįttinn, til aš einhver geti selt okkur loftiš,

sem viš öndum aš okkur.

Ef aš einhverju fyrirtęki tękist aš spilla andrśmsloftinu žannig aš allir yršu aš vera meš sśrefniskśt, žį vęru sśrefniskśta framleišendur ķ essinu sķnu.

Ekki gleyma žvķ aš Nikola Tesla kom meš orkuturna, en žaš var galli į turnunum, žaš var ekki hęgt aš setja męli į orkuna, hśn var allstašar tiltęk.

Viš vķxlararnir, létum brjóta orkuturnana nišur.

Jesś kallaši okkur vķxlarana, og rak okkur vķxlarana śt śr musterinu.

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https://jonasg-eg.blog.is/

Stjórnmįlamenn lenda ķ mikil vandręši, žegar ķžróttafélag, byggingaverktaki og fjįrfestar, taka höndum sama og hóta stjórnmįlamönnum žvķ aš félagarnir ķ ķžróttafélaginu, taki sig saman og felli žį śt śr stjórnmįlunum.

Jónas Gunnlaugsson | 24. febrśar 2017

Hann er žarna skaparinn, gamli karlinn meš skeggiš, og hlęr, fellir tįr, hvenęr ętlar žś aš koma og leita rįša hjį mér? - Bestu fisksölufyrirtęki ķ heimi, og Orkuveita Sušurnesja, voru seld af FJĮRFESTUM, til Kanada.

Jónas Gunnlaugsson | 17. mars 2017

Nś kynna stjórnvöld, hve snjöll fjįrmįlafyrirtękin, hafa veriš aš nota fjįrmįlaflétturnar til aš nį öllu af fyrirtękjum og heimilum, meš hinum żmsu KREPPUFLÉTTUM. Nś veršur gaman aš fį samžykki dómstólana, fyrir kreppufléttunum.

Jónas Gunnlaugsson | 20. mars 2017

Aldrei aš semja um frķverslun, viš miljóna žjóšir. Semja um aš ef viš kaupum 2% af žjóšunum, žį megi žjóširnar kaupa 2% į Ķslandi. Žaš eru svo margir ķ veröldinni mun rķkari en viš Ķslendingar, aš žeir kaupa allt upp į Ķslandi.

Jónas Gunnlaugsson | 2. maķ 2017

Viš kennum žaš ekki aš bankinn skrifi ašeins bókhald. Viš kennum žaš ekki, aš ef allir greiša skuldina sķna, žį fęr bankinn til baka, töluna sem er og var ekkert.

Jónas Gunnlaugsson | 7. september 2017

Hér er sagt aš žaš sé komiš aš uppskeru tķma hjį sešlabönkunum. Žetta er gaman aš sjį. Central Banks Are In The Harvest Phase Of The Economic Collapse

Jónas Gunnlaugsson | 13. september 2017

Lįttu ekki mśta žér meš žķnum eigin peningum. Žś mįtt ekki selja peningaprentunarréttinn. Bankinn skrifar bókhald, skrifar tölu, og segist vera aš lįna žér. Žaš er bśiš aš spila meš okkur nógu lengi. Byggja upp -- i n n v i š i n a.

Jónas Gunnlaugsson | 11. mars 2018

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Žaš aš selja hlunnindajörš śt śr sveitarfélagi er rétt eins og aš selja kvóta śt śr sjįvarplįssi. Vatn, vatnsfall, og veiširéttindi, er gullnįma til framtķšar litiš. - landbśnašurinn, getur ekki keppt um jarširnar. svakalegt. Enginn žorir aš rķsa upp.

Jónas Gunnlaugsson | 23. jśnķ 2018

Jóhannes Sigfśsson, bóndi į Gunnarsstöšum ķ Žistilfirši. Fréttir 21. jśnķ 2018 Bęndablašiš http://www.bbl.is/frettir/frettir/vid-verdum-ad-koma-bondum-a-thetta-vid-erum-ad-missa-landid-ur-hondum-okkar/20151/ Viš veršum aš koma böndum į žetta, viš erum aš 

Įstralķa stöšvaša söluna į jöršinni Anna Creek sem er 1% af Įstralķu, til Kķnverja. Ķsland seldi Grķmsstaši į fjöllum, og śtlendir, sem stofna einkahlutafélag er sagt aš megi kaupa allt į Ķslandi. Er einkahlutafélagiš žį kallaš ķslenskt?

Jónas Gunnlaugsson | 31. įgśst 2017

Australia blocks sale of largest farm owner to foreigners Published 9:16 PM ET Wed, 18 Nov 2015 https://www.cnbc.com/2015/11/18/australia-blocks-sale-of-largest-farm-owner-s-kiman-to-chinese-buyers.html Concerned it was losing control of its food

Hann er žarna skaparinn, gamli karlinn meš skeggiš, og hlęr, fellir tįr, hvenęr ętlar žś aš koma og leita rįša hjį mér? - Bestu fisksölufyrirtęki ķ heimi, og Orkuveita Sušurnesja, voru seld af FJĮRFESTUM, til Kanada.

Jónas Gunnlaugsson | 18. mars 2017

Hįtt gengi, žaš snżst um aš fiskvinnslu fyrirtękin og feršažjónustan og öll önnur śtflutningsfyrirtęki, fį fęrri krónur fyrir hvern dollar, eša hverja evru. Žį getur fiskvinnslan, og feršažjónustan sķšur greitt af lįnum sķnum. 000 Viš veršum aš muna,

Viš höldum ekki Ķslandi, landareignum, hśseignum og atvinnufyrirtękjum, meš žvķ aš hlusta į fagurgala. Nś heyrist frį ungafólkinu, aš eina leišin til aš fį jaršnęši, sé aš gerast leiguliši hjį einhverjum śtlendingi.

Jónas Gunnlaugsson | 25. desember 2016

Sett į blog: Įsthildur Cesil Žóršardóttir http://asthildurcesil.blog.is/blog/asthildurcesil/ Viš höldum ekki Ķslandi, landareignum, hśseignum og atvinnufyrirtękjum, meš žvķ aš hlusta į fagurgala. Nś heyrist frį ungafólkinu, aš eina leišin til aš fį

Ratclif­fe kaup­ir Grķmsstaši į Fjöll­um, ekki vegna laxa, ekki vegna gęsa, ekki vegna noršurljósa. Hann keypti Grķmsstaši, vegna žess aš enginn Ķslendingur gat keypt Grķmsstaši. Ķsland er komiš į alžjóšlegan markaš,

Jónas Gunnlaugsson | 22. desember 2016

Ratclif­fe kaup­ir Grķmsstaši į Fjöll­um, ekki vegna laxa, ekki vegna gęsa, ekki vegna noršurljósa. Hann keypti Grķmsstaši, vegna žess aš enginn Ķslendingur gat keypt Grķmsstaši. Ķsland er komiš į alžjóšlegan markaš, og žį į Ķslendingurinn engan

Ratclif­fe kaup­ir Grķmsstaši į Fjöll­um, ekki vegna laxa, ekki vegna gęsa, ekki vegna noršurljósa. Hann keypti Grķmsstaši, vegna žess aš enginn Ķslendingur gat keypt Grķmsstaši. Ķsland er komiš į alžjóšlegan markaš,

Jónas Gunnlaugsson | 20. desember 2016

Ratclif­fe kaup­ir Grķmsstaši į Fjöll­um, ekki vegna laxa, ekki vegna gęsa, ekki vegna noršurljósa. Hann keypti Grķmsstaši, vegna žess aš enginn Ķslendingur gat keypt Grķmsstaši. Ķsland er komiš į alžjóšlegan markaš, og žį į Ķslendingurinn engan

Žaš er gott aš žiš vekjiš athyggli į žvķ, aš viš getum vaknaš upp viš žaš aš stóržjóš eigi allt landrżmi į Ķslandi. Vinsamlega fęriš ykkur af landinun okkar, śr ķbśšarhśsunum okkar og vinnustöšunum okkar. Žiš getiš bara fariš ķ Žjóšgaršinn.

Jónas Gunnlaugsson | 12. desember 2016

"Seljum fossa og fjöll, - föl er nįttśran öll..."? - omarragnarsson.blog.is Sett į bloggiš hjį: Ómar Ragnarsson http://omarragnarsson.blog.is/blog/omarragnarsson/entry/2186436/ Žaš er gott aš žiš vekjiš athyggli į žvķ, aš viš getum vaknaš upp viš žaš aš

Egilsstašir, 14.07.2018  Jónas Gunnlaugsson


Localized humanitarian protection has various advantages over the human corridor approach; while both allow the EU to save its face on humanitarian matters: It’s 135 times cheaper to protect refugees locally, rather than bringing them to Europe,

No, The EU Is Not Militarizing Africa To Halt Migration, But Simply To Organize It

Via GEFIRA,

We offer a counter-analysis to “EU Militarizes Africa to Halt Migration” that appeared on Strategic Culture Foundation.

While the original article offers an interesting study of the latest neo-imperialist military involvement of European countries in Africa, spearheaded by French President Macron, we beg to differ on what is going to be the impact on migration flows and what are the EU goals. Recent events suggest a rather different conclusion. Let’s go in order.

 

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Last summer, when the news that NGOs were shipping migrants to Italy and cooperating with traffickers surfaced, the newly elected Emmanuel Macron quickly came up with a solution: hotspots in Africa where people seeking protection could go to and apply for the status of refugee,and, if granted such a status, could be moved to Europe in an official way.

The plan has been operational for a few weeks now: the first batches of positively-verified asylum seekers have been moved to France and Italy,while European governments are sending their troops to Africa to help manage the flow. The first groups come from the most afflicted area, Libya, due to its lack of a stable government, ironically resulting from French intervention of a few years ago, when the “Arab Spring’’ brought about the removal of Muammar Qaddafi, leaving the country in a state of perpetual civil war. After the Italian government had partially (up to 6000 migrants every month are still shipped to Italy) sealed the Libyan route, those who couldn’t make it found themselves trapped in the North African country and NGOs started lamenting human rights abuses and slavery market in development.

The process is referred to as “humanitarian corridors’’ and is lobbied heavily by the open borders civil society. Asylum seekers whose request is accepted are transferred to their destination, while those whose request was rejected are moved back to their home country.

Finally, last week, on the occasion of the ‘’International Migrants Day’’ the EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos penned an article for Politico,expressing his commitment to open borders migration policies and outlining the EU’s role on the matter: the flow will not be stopped, but managed.

Hence our different conclusion from Strategic Culture: it is true that the EU liberal establishment is rattled by the rise of right-wing anti-immigration parties, most notably the latest alliance forming the Austrian government between the recently elected Sebastian Kurz and the far-right Freedom party; however, the EU establishment finds that such popular rejection of their policies is unjustified, coming from ungrateful people who do not see the bigger picture, fail to appreciate the alleged benefits of vibrant and diverse multicultural societies, or are simply misguided by populist politicians or fake news from Russia.

The commitment to free movement of labour, a key component of modern liberalism, combined with that of capital and goods, remains. The approach changes. The Marie-Antoinettes of the liberal elite realize that the Brexit vote might have been partially instigated by the human flows following Merkel’s decision to open European borders to Syrian refugees. But according to them, the problem isn’t Merkel’s policy, it’s the mediatic impact of the human waves or the migrant boats in the Mediterranean, creating a fear among Europeans that they were being overrun.

The new approach of humanitarian corridors aims to continue the flow; however, it will be meticulously organized, in theory barely noticeable to the view of the public.

Migrants will keep arriving, not on foot or by boat but by plane.

The liberal elite wants to prove it can solve problems without compromising its values.

The plan resembles the one adopted by Merkel with the agreement with Erdoğan. While the human wave stopped, hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees have been flown to Germany since then. Liberal leaders are convinced that immigration is not a problem if managed orderly, and that anxieties of European citizens will go away if the media covers the topic correctly.

Will it work?

We stick to the effectiveness of Merkel’s policy, since it’s the only precedent.

The answer is no. Germany has already found out the hard way that integrating hundreds of thousands of people in such a short time is impossible, economically and socially.

Merkel started early this year the ‘’Joint Way Forward’’ scheme to return Afghan refugees to their home country, but even returns have turned out to be problematic, with pilots refusing to fly over safety concerns.

Nonetheless, the economic costs keep rising and the German government is looking for ways to send Syrians back to their homes as well, much to the consternation of open borders advocates.

Politically, the refugee policy has killed Merkel’s credibility for a relevant part of her former electorate.

She had run and won her previous mandate under the simple message that voters knew her and what they could expect from her, but it didn’t turn out that way.

After this year’s election, Merkel is currently unable to form a government after losing a significant number of votes to the anti-immigration AfD. The ‘’Jamaica coalition’’ idea with the FDP and the Greens failed.

Negotiations with the SDP are stalling. New elections would force her to relinquish power; the liberal elite had chosen her as the new ‘’leader of the free world’’, a nominal role uniquely attributed to US Presidents in the past, out of rejection of Donald Trump, but it looks like they are going to need a new one as well. Predictably, it’ll be Macron and he’s already well on his path to repeat the same mistakes.

Merkel’s attempt to quell dissent by enacting a number of censorship laws on social media has not worked either.

The problem isn’t the media, nor the allegedly unjustified criticism by Europeans; the problem is her policy.

An alternative path

Avramopoulous has presented his opinion that migration flows can’t be stopped as an absolute truth.

Yet, when one of the most committed countries to open borders, Sweden, found out that the flow was not compatible with its integrating capabilities, ranging from housing, to education, to social stability, it did reinstate controls to the border with Denmark to limit any further influx from the Third World, with the minister of a left-green coalition government announcing the measure in tears. More recently, the Swedish Finance Minister admitted that ‘’integration isn’t working’’and immigration costs for Sweden are unsustainable.

Avramopoulos’s truth might as well be a lie, as we are shifting in the Orwellian phase of liberalism, where every word means the exact opposite.

The flows envisaged by the EU chief have already proved to be unsustainable; if he doesn’t have the will or the power to stop them, someone else will do it, without the need to give up on humanitarian assistance.

Can humanitarian assistance coexist with the necessity to curb migration flows to Europe?

Instead of funding UN/UNHCR/IOM schemes to fly refugees to Europe, an alternative could be to create protection centers in stable countries neighbouring conflict areas.

If there’s a conflict in Eritrea, then the EU, European countries and the rest of international institutions could offer additional aid to the neighbouring Ethiopia in exchange for setting up centers for refugees and offer protection locally. If the crisis is in Sudan, then centers could be set up in the Central African Republic, or Chad, or Kenya, or the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Localized humanitarian protection has various advantages over the human corridor approach; while both allow the EU to save its face on humanitarian matters:

  1. Individuals needing protection will actually be closer to the place that can protect them, without needing to travel to Libya or other North African shores.
  2. It’s financially sounder; according to Oxford professor Paul Collier, it’s 135 times cheaper to protect refugees locally, rather than bringing them to Europe, due to the cheaper currencies and standard of living of developing countries.
  3. The cheaper costs would allow taking care of bigger numbers.
  4. Once the emergency is finished, it’ll be easier to return to their home countries.
  5. Family reunions would be easier as well.
  6. Finally, it’d prove to Europeans that leaders listen to them and reconcile the masses and the elites by providing a solution on an extremely divisive issue.

Egilsstašir, 11.07.2018  Jónas Gunnlaugsson


Žegar ķ ljós kemur aš einhver žjóš hefur višskiptahalla viš ašra žjóš, eša žjóšir, veršur fljótlega aš breyta kaupgetu žjóšarinnar, lękka gengiš, svo aš landsmenn kaupi minna af innfluttum vörum. Žeir sem eru ķ EBE, Evru klśbbnum, geta ekki lękkaš gengiš.

 

 

 

Margir eru aš velta vöngum, um heims višskiptaheiminn.

Žetta er ekki eins flókiš og viš erum oft aš mikla fyrir okkur.

Bandarķkjamenn, hafa 500 miljarša višskipta halla viš ašrar žjóšir.

Gott er aš vita aš Bandarķkjamenn hafa višskipta įgóša viš ašrar žjóšir, ķ žjónustu višskiptum.

Einhvers stašar sį ég aš Trump setti upp  ķtrustu kröfur, en vęri svo tilbśinn ķ aš slį af kröfunum.

Nś, žegar viš erum farnir aš skilja betur, aš peningur er ašeins bókhald, og aš ekki er gott aš lįta stórkapķtališ yfirtaka aušlindir og innviši žjóšfélagana, er von til aš žjóširnar geri betri samninga hver viš ašrs.

Žaš er engin įstęša til aš borga margfalt verš, į aušlindum, orkunni, vatninu, hśsnęšinu, og öšrum žörfum žjóšfélagsins.

Viš köfum heldur betur grętt į žvķ aš eiga raforkuverin og hitaveiturnar. 

Ekki gleyma žvķ, žegar hluti Hitaveitu Sušurnesja, og žį Blįalóniš, ķslensku fisksölufyrirtękin, Grķmsstašir og fullt af jöršum og fasteignum var selt.

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Nś eru fjįrfestarnir komnir į fulla ferš viš aš hirša allt af okkur aftur. Fjįrfestarnir hirtu allt af okkur 2008. Seldu til dęmis fyrirmyndar fisksölufyrirtękin, Orkuveitu Sušurnesja, Blįalóniš og fleira, hęstbjóšanda, til śtlanda.

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Changing times require changing policies. Just because America’s trade practices made sense decades ago does not mean these same trade practices make sense in the 21st century.

Allar vitibornar višskipta žjóšir, reyna aš skrį gengi gjaldmišillins žannig, aš afgangur verši af višskiptum viš śtlönd.

Žegar ķ ljós kemur aš einhver žjóš hefur višskiptahalla viš ašra žjóš, eša žjóšir, veršur fljótlega aš breyta kaupgetu žjóšarinnar, lękka gengiš, svo aš landsmenn kaupi minna af innfluttum vörum.

Žeir sem eru ķ EBE, Evru klśbbnum, geta ekki lękkaš gengiš.

Einnig žarf aš gera žjóšunum ljóst, aš ef einhver žjóš į aš kaupa vörur af öšrum žjóšum, žį verša žęr aš kaupa nokkuš jafn mikiš af žeirri žjóš.

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Ķ Grikklandi, lįnušu Evrópu, Žżsku bankarnir til einkabanka, og vissu lķtiš hvaš žeir voru aš gera.

Žeir lįnušu, erlendum aušhringum, sjįlfum sér, og skipulögšu fjįrmįlakerfi Grikklands.

Sķšan var skuldunum klķnt į fólkiš ķ Grikklandi og nś er u žar mikil vandręši.

Nokkrir į Ķslandi fóru aš verjast įrįs fjįrmagnsins į Ķsland 2008, og komum viš ašeins betur śt.

Fólkiš veršur aš lęra į fjįrmįla spilamennskuna, til aš žaš geti stutt viš stjórnmįlamenn, žegar žeir vilja lagfęra svindl fjįrmįla kerfisins. 

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Grķska kreppan

9.8.2015 | 23:53

Blankfein and his Goldman team helped Greece hide the true extent of its debt, and in the process almost doubled it. By 2005, Greece owed almost double what it had put into the deal, pushing its off-the-books debt from 2.8 billion euros to 5.1 billion. *

 

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Grikkland

18.3.2012 | 17:55

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Greece is for sale - Stormfront

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26.8.2016 | 23:18

...every country the IMF/World Bank got involved in ended up with, 1. a crashed economy 2. a destroyed government 3. sometimes in flames with riots - These secret documents from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund reveal the 4 steps

Ķ „hverju skrefi“ ķ skipulagningu į fjįrmįlum Grikklands, sópušu heims fjįrmįla bankarnir aš sér fjįrmunum og fyrirtękjum Grikklands.

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How Goldman Sachs Profited From The Greek Crisis

By Robert Reich of RobertReich.org

http://www.talkmarkets.com/content/global-markets/how-goldman-sachs-profited-from-the-greek-crisis?post=69239

Friday, July 17, 2015 3:02 PM EDT

The Greek debt crisis offers another illustration of Wall Street’s powers of persuasion and predation, although the Street is missing from most accounts.

The crisis was exacerbated years ago by a deal with Goldman Sachs, engineered by Goldman’s current CEO, Lloyd Blankfein. 

Blankfein and his Goldman team helped Greece hide the true extent of its debt, and in the process almost doubled it. And just as with the American subprime crisis, and the current plight of many American cities, Wall Street’s predatory lending played an important although little-recognized role.

In 2001, Greece was looking for ways to disguise its mounting financial troubles. The Maastricht Treaty required all eurozone member states to show improvement in their public finances, but Greece was heading in the wrong direction. 

Then Goldman Sachs came to the rescue, arranging a secret loan of 2.8 billion euros for Greece, disguised as an off-the-books “cross-currency swap”—a complicated transaction in which Greece’s foreign-currency debt was converted into a domestic-currency obligation using a fictitious market exchange rate.

As a result, about 2 percent of Greece’s debt magically disappeared from its national accounts. Christoforos Sardelis, then head of Greece’s Public Debt Management Agency, later described the deal to Bloomberg Business as “a very sexy story between two sinners.” 

For its services, Goldman received a whopping 600 million euros ($793 million), according to Spyros Papanicolaou, who took over from Sardelis in 2005. That came to about 12 percent of Goldman’s revenue from its giant trading and principal-investments unit in 2001—which posted record sales that year. The unit was run by Blankfein.

Then the deal turned sour. After the 9/11 attacks, bond yields plunged, resulting in a big loss for Greece because of the formula Goldman had used to compute the country’s debt repayments under the swap. By 2005, Greece owed almost double what it had put into the deal, pushing its off-the-books debt from 2.8 billion euros to 5.1 billion. 

In 2005, the deal was restructured and that 5.1 billion euros in debt locked in. Perhaps not incidentally, Mario Draghi, now head of the European Central Bank and a major player in the current Greek drama, was then managing director of Goldman’s international division.

Greece wasn’t the only sinner. Until 2008, European Union accounting rules allowed member nations to manage their debt with so-called off-market rates in swaps, pushed by Goldman and other Wall Street banks. In the late 1990s, JPMorgan enabled Italy to hide its debt by swapping currency at a favorable exchange rate, thereby committing Italy to future payments that didn’t appear on its national accounts as future liabilities.

But Greece was in the worst shape, and Goldman was the biggest enabler. Undoubtedly, Greece suffers from years of corruption and tax avoidance by its wealthy. But Goldman wasn’t an innocent bystander: It padded its profits by leveraging Greece to the hilt—along with much of the rest of the global economy. Other Wall Street banks did the same. When the bubble burst, all that leveraging pulled the world economy to its knees.

Even with the global economy reeling from Wall Street’s excesses, Goldman offered Greece another gimmick. In early November 2009, three months before the country’s debt crisis became global news, a Goldman team proposed a financial instrument that would push the debt from Greece’s healthcare system far into the future. This time, though, Greece didn’t bite.

As we know, Wall Street got bailed out by American taxpayers. And in subsequent years, the banks became profitable again and repaid their bailout loans. Bank shares have gone through the roof. Goldman’s were trading at $53 a share in November 2008; they’re now worth over $200. Executives at Goldman and other Wall Street banks have enjoyed huge pay packages and promotions. Blankfein, now Goldman’s CEO, raked in $24 million last year alone.

Meanwhile, the people of Greece struggle to buy medicine and food.

There are analogies here in America, beginning with the predatory loans made by Goldman, other big banks, and the financial companies they were allied with in the years leading up to the bust. Today, even as the bankers vacation in the Hamptons, millions of Americans continue to struggle with the aftershock of the financial crisis in terms of lost jobs, savings, and homes.

Meanwhile, cities and states across America have been forced to cut essential services because they’re trapped in similar deals sold to them by Wall Street banks. Many of these deals have involved swaps analogous to the ones Goldman sold the Greek government. 

And much like the assurances it made to the Greek government, Goldman and other banks assured the municipalities that the swaps would let them borrow more cheaply than if they relied on traditional fixed-rate bonds—while downplaying the risks they faced. Then, as interest rates plunged and the swaps turned out to cost far more, Goldman and the other banks refused to let the municipalities refinance without paying hefty fees to terminate the deals.

Three years ago, the Detroit Water Department had to pay Goldman and other banks penalties totaling $547 million to terminate costly interest-rate swaps. Forty percent of Detroit’s water bills still go to paying off the penalty. Residents of Detroit whose water has been shut off because they can’t pay have no idea that Goldman and other big banks are responsible. 

Likewise, the Chicago school system—whose budget is already cut to the bone—must pay over $200 million in termination penalties on a Wall Street deal that had Chicago schools paying $36 million a year in interest-rate swaps.

A deal involving interest-rate swaps that Goldman struck with Oakland, California, more than a decade ago has ended up costing the city about $4 million a year, but Goldman has refused to allow Oakland out of the contract unless it ponies up a $16 million termination fee—prompting the city council to pass a resolution to boycott Goldman. When confronted at a shareholder meeting about it, Blankfein explained that it was against shareholder interests to tear up a valid contract.

Goldman Sachs and the other giant Wall Street banks are masterful at selling complex deals by exaggerating their benefits and minimizing their costs and risks. That’s how they earn giant fees. When a client gets into trouble—whether that client is an American homeowner, a US city, or Greece—Goldman ducks and hides behind legal formalities and shareholder interests.

Borrowers that get into trouble are rarely blameless, of course: They spent too much, and were gullible or stupid enough to buy Goldman’s pitches. Greece brought on its own problems, as did many American homeowners and municipalities.

But in all of these cases, Goldman knew very well what it was doing. It knew more about the real risks and costs of the deals it proposed than those who accepted them. “It is an issue of morality,” said the shareholder at the Goldman meeting where Oakland came up. Exactly.

 

Egilsstašir, 05.07.2018 Jónas Gunnlaugsson

 


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There are many reasons the bipartisan US establishment hates Trump. His heresies from neoliberal orthodoxies on immigration and trade are prominent. But top among them is his oft-stated intention to improve relations with Russia.

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Bandarķska stjórnsżslan ķ uppnįmi, vegna möguleikans į aš fundur Trumps og Pśtķns beri įrangur.  

There are many reasons the bipartisan US establishment hates Trump. His heresies from neoliberal orthodoxies on immigration and trade are prominent. But top among them is his oft-stated intention to improve relations with Russia.

Jim Jatras

Jim Jatras is a Washington, DC-based attorney, political analyst, and media & government affairs specialist.
 
US establishment in hysterics that Trump-Putin summit might succeed
There are many reasons the bipartisan US establishment hates Trump. His heresies from neoliberal orthodoxies on immigration and trade are prominent. But top among them is his oft-stated intention to improve relations with Russia.

That’s fighting words for the Deep State and its mainstream media arm, for which demonizing Russia and its president Vladimir Putin is an obsession.

The fact that Donald Trump made his intention to get along with Moscow a priority during his 2016 campaign, both against his Republican primary rivals and Hillary Clinton (who has compared Putin to Hitler) was cause for alarm. This is because far more than even the frightening prospect that the 70-year state of war on the Korean Peninsula might end, US reconciliation with Russia would yank the rug out from under the phony justifications for spending hundreds of billions of dollars annually to counter a “threat” that ceased to exist over a quarter century ago. Absent hostility to Russia that money has no reason to keep sustaining the power, privilege, and prosperity of a horde of moochers and profiteers, both at home and abroad.

That’s why when it was reported soon after his January 2017 inauguration that Trump was seeking to open dialogue with the Kremlin and set an early summit with Putin there was a hysterical counteraction. As described just over a year ago by conservative columnist and former presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan:

“Trump planned a swift lifting of sanctions on Russia after inauguration and a summit meeting with Vladimir Putin to prevent a second Cold War. The State Department was tasked with working out the details. Instead, says Daniel Fried, the coordinator for sanctions policy, he received ‘panicky’ calls of ‘Please, my God, can you stop this?’. Operatives at State, disloyal to the president and hostile to the Russia policy on which he had been elected, collaborated with elements in Congress to sabotage any detente. They succeeded. “It would have been a win-win for Moscow,” said Tom Malinowski of State, who boasted last week of his role in blocking a rapprochement with Russia. State employees sabotaged one of the principal policies for which Americans had voted, and they substituted their own.

Back then, constitutional government and the rule of law took a back seat to bureaucratic obstructionism, atop months of a phony “Russian collusion” story that even anti-Russian Republican Congressmen are now calling to “finish the hell up.” But now, in the aftermath of the successful Singapore summit and with the collusion narrative looking ever more threadbare, Trump is back on track. The summit with Putin will finally take place on July 16 in Helsinki, Finland, the site of earlier meetings between American and Russian leaders.

Today the assaults on Trump are no less frenzied than a year ago, but they seem to pack less of a punch with the critics’ glum awareness that, aside from some extraordinary provocation, little can be done to stop the summit from taking place. The Beltway Swamp’s flagship bulletin board Washington Post accused Trump of “kowtowing” to Putin by merely agreeing to meet with him. Trump’s one-on-one with the “autocrat” Putin will be a “meeting of kindred spirits,” warned the conceited New York Times. Putin has “devoured” Trump grumbled über-Russophobe Ralph Peters on CNN. Trump wants to “Finlandize” the US moaned Max Boot. Officials in the United Kingdom, a key culprit in ginning up “Russiagate” in the first place, are particularly scared that – horror! – there could be a “peace deal” between Trump and Putin.

Major worries are voiced by useless freeloader countries we call“allies,” whose governments fret that the US will become “less reliable” – to their rulers’ interests of course, not to those of the American people. This specifically means the members of NATO, whose summit Trump will attend prior to Helsinki. As former US ambassador to Moscow and to NATO Alexander Vershbow suggests, “allies are wondering whether they will be in for nothing more than a tongue lashing by President Trump over insufficient defense spending, further inflaming transatlantic divisions over trade, the Iran deal, and other issues.”

Indeed, Trump’s hammering on the NATO deadbeats’ treating the US as a “piggy bank” that will no longer be at their disposal exposes the biggest fraud at the heart of the long-obsolete alliance: there is no threat of Russian military “aggression” and they all know it. If these countries really thought they were in danger of invasion from Russia (and not from Third World migrants, regarding which NATO is totally worthless) they wouldn’t need Trump to nag them about spending, they’d commit more money because they knew they had to. The proof is in noting which NATO member, after the US, consistently spends the largest GDP share on its military: Greece. Is that because the penniless Greeks are terrified of Russia? No, they’re afraid of a genuine threat from their fellow NATO “ally,”Turkey.

In the absence of an actual military menace from the east, NATO advocates are scrambling to come up with ever more imaginative justifications. As described by one member of Latvia’s parliament on the website of the Atlantic Council, a leading Washington establishment think tank, the real Russian threat comes from “hybrid warfare, with an increased focus on asymmetric and nontraditional military capabilities, has made it considerably more difficult for NATO to counter destabilization efforts, information operations, cyber-attacks, disinformation, propaganda, and psychological operations.” Yeah sure, maybe Trump will fall for that! Anything to save the Atlantic Council’s $30 million budget provided by a Who’s Who of US government agencies, NATO and Gulf Arab governments, and military contractor firms.

However, it should not be thought that the US and NATO establishment’s hostility to Russia is entirely venal. There is also a strong ideological component. Whereas during the first Cold War much of the western establishment, especially on the Left, felt an affinity for the materialist goals of communism (if not its methods), Russia’s reemergence under Putin as a conservative country in which national traditions and the Orthodox Church are respected has led to a bitter sense of betrayal. That makes Putin, as articulated by Hillary Clinton, leader of the worldwide “authoritarian, white-supremacist, and xenophobic movement” who is “emboldening right-wing nationalists, separatists, racists, and even neo-Nazis.” No Soviet leader, not even Joseph Stalin, was ever portrayed in such diabolical fashion in US media and government circles the way Putin is. 

It is no coincidence that Trump himself is vilified in the same dire Hitlerian terms once reserved for foreign targets of regime change like Slobodan Milosevic, Saddam Hussein, and Muammar Gaddafi. Together with the rising elements of anti-establishmentism in Europe, most recently in the installation of a patriotic Lega/Five-Star government in Rome, the post-modern, neo-liberal elite on both sides of the Atlantic feels its dominance slipping away. 

For some Democratic partisans and Never-Trump neo-conservative Republicans, horror at improved US-Russia relations competes with the loathing of Trump personally. But for other Americans, both supporters of the President and people who find him objectionable, the summit should not be seen as a litmus test about their attitudes toward the current occupant of the White House. Rather, the issue is what the summit can mean for Americans’ safety and security – and perhaps our very survival.

Claims of Russian collusion and attitudes toward Trump have obscured the fact that Russia is the only country on the planet with a nuclear establishment on a par with ours. Even during the worst periods of the first Cold War with the USSR, US administrations of both parties kept in mind that a minimum of mutual respect and open communication was not just prudent, it was literally a matter of life and death – for the American people and for the world.

During the past few years as we have entered what has been called a second Cold War, this time with post-communist Russia, the seriousness with which the US used to regard the old Soviet Union has been lacking. The bipartisan foreign policy consensus became a closed, incestuous loop in which Republicans and Democrats vied for who could be most strident in their anti-Russian attitudes: let’s poke the bear and see if he growls!
NATO expansion right in Russia’s face became an end in itself, continuing with induction of Montenegro in 2017, plans to welcome Macedonia (or “North Macedonia” or whatever other silly name is concocted to appease Hellenic pride) – even Ukraine, Georgia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina remain formally on track for joining.

READ MORE: Putin-Trump meeting set for July 16 in Helsinki, Kremlin confirms

Color revolutions and disastrous wars of regime change toppled Moscow-friendly governments, justified as supposed “democracy promotion.” Risk of confrontation between US and Russian military personnel – studiously avoided during Cold War 1 – takes place with reckless glee in Russia’s Black and Baltic Seas littorals, in Ukraine, and especially in Syria, where earlier this year American forces reportedly slaughtered many Russian contractors – to the delight of some of those now warning darkly against the Trump-Putin meeting. Perhaps most dangerously, the painfully constructed complex of arms control agreements has atrophied as both sides build up stocks of new hypersonic, cyber, and space weapons.

It is perhaps beyond the power of either Trump or Putin to reverse this dangerous trend with one stroke, but maybe they can at least make a start in arresting it. The usual suspects warn of failure, but their real worry is that the summit might be a success. Let’s hope their worst nightmare comes true and peace breaks out.

Jim Jatras, former US diplomat

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Viš sem höfum villst af leiš, veršum aš snśa til betri vegar, įšur en fimmta skilningarvitiš, veršur almennings eign. Viš viljum ekki sofna, verša aš steini, vegna rangrar kennslu sķšustu žśsund įrin. Viš förum aš hlusta į SJĮENDURNA

 

Hvaš er hér į feršinni? Höfum viš villst af leiš? Žurfum viš aš flżta okkur aš leita aš réttu götunni? Hįskóla ešlisfręšingarnir, ķ orkuflęšinu, kenna 10 + vķddir, en grunnskólarnir og menntaskólarnir, kenna žrjįr vķddir og tķma. Žį skiljum viš almenningur ekki neitt. 

 

Hvers vegna į aš senda okkur śt ķ heiminn, trśandi į efnisheim, sem er blekking, sżndar heimur? Žetta hefur veriš vitaš svo langt aftur sem sögur nį. Mį žar nefna kennsluna sem trśarbrögšin, Hindśatrś, Bśddatrś, Ķslam, Gyšingatrś og Kristni, kenndu okkur.  

 

Nśtķma hįskólar, eru komnir aš sömu nišurstöšu, aš allt sé orka, og myndin birtist okkur ķ geislunum, geislaskjįnum, sem Nikola Tesla sagši okkur frį, og sem viš lifum ķ.

 

Lķklega er atómiš myndpunkturinn ķ geisla myndskjįnum.

 

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Who is God? Nikola Tesla explains.

Nikola Tesla  ķslenska / english

https://jonasg-egi.blog.is/blog/jonasg-egi/entry/2208376/

https://jonasg-egi.blog.is/blog/jonasg-egi/entry/2207031/

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The World Bank-IMF is owned and controlled by Nathan Mayer Rothschild and 30 to 40 of the wealthiest people in the world. For over 150 years they have planned to take the world over through money.

 

The former chief economist of the World Bank, Joe Stiglitz, was fired recently.

 

He pointed out to top executives that every country the IMF/World Bank got involved in ended up with,

  • a crashed economy

  • a destroyed government

  • sometimes in flames with riots

Jim Wolfensen, the president of the World Bank would not comment on his dismissal. Before Joe Stiglitz was fired he took a large stack of secret documents out of the World Bank.

 

These secret documents from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund reveal the 4 steps that the IMF required from nations:

  1. to sign secret agreements of 111 items
     

  2. in which they agreed to sell off their key assets - water, electric, gas, etc.
     

  3. in which they agreed to take economic steps which are really devastating to the nations involved
     

  4. in which they pay off the politicians billions of dollars to Swiss bank accounts to do this transfer of a countries fixed assets

If they do not agree to these steps they are cut-off from all international borrowing.

 

Today if can't borrow money in the international marketplace, no one can survive, whether you are people or corporations or countries. If that does not work they overthrow the government and plant lies about the former government and/or even rewrite history.
 

 
The Argentina Plan

Inside documents from Argentina show the secret Argentine plan.

 

This is signed by Jim Wolfensen, the president of the World Bank. Argentina has had six presidents in five weeks because their economy is completely destroyed. This happened because they started out in the end of the 80s with orders from the IMF and World Bank to sell-off all their assets, public assets, like their water system. Then they taxed the people.

 

They created big government and big government handed it off to the private IMF/World Bank.

 

They pay off the politicians billions in Swiss bank accounts.
  


The Enron Connection

The water system of Buenos Aires was sold off for a song to a company called Enron.

 

A pipeline was sold off, that runs between Argentina and Chile, was sold off to a company called Enron. Then the globalists blow out Enron after transferring the assets to another dummy corporation.

They come in, pay off politicians to transfer the water systems, the railways, the telephone companies, the nationalized oil companies, gas stations - the politicians then hand it over to the IMF for nothing.

 

The Globalists pay them off individually, billions a piece in Swiss bank accounts. The plan is total slavery for the entire population.

 

Enron is a dummy corporation for money laundering, drug money, etc.
 

 
IMF Planed Riots

The IMF/World Bank are systematically tearing nations apart, whether it's Ecuador or Argentina.

 

It's not privatization. They steal it from the people and hand it over to the IMF/World Bank.

 

They hand it over, generally to the cronies, like,

  • Citibank grabbed half the Argentine banks

  • British Petroleum grabbed pipelines in Ecuador

  • Enron grabbed water systems all over the place

The problem is that they are destroying these systems as well.

 

You can't even get drinking water in Buenos Aires. It is not just a question of the theft. You can't turn on the tap. It is more than someone getting rich at the public expense. And the IMF just got handed the Great Lakes. They have the sole control over the water supply now.

 

The IMF and the World Bank is 51% owned by the United States Treasury.

 

Indonesia is in flames. Every country IMF/World Bank meddling in they destroyed their economy and they ended up in flames. They even plan in the riots. They know that when they squeeze a country and destroy its economy, you get riots in the streets. And they admit that it an IMF riot.

 

Because you have riot, all the capital runs away from your country and that gives the opportunity for the IMF to then add more conditions.
 

 
California Utilities & Enron

It is really an imperial economy war to implode countries and now they are doing it here with Enron.

 

They are getting so greedy - they are preparing it for America. The chief investigators of Enron for the State of California said that that it's not just the stockholders that got ripped off. They sucked millions, billions of dollars out of the public pocket in Texas and California in particular.

 

Where are the assets? See, everybody says there are no assets left since Enron was a dummy corporation - from the experts I've had on and they transferred all those assets to other corporations and banks.

 

You did pay California's electric bills according to the investigations, they are telling me that they were pumped up unnecessarily by 9 to 12-billion dollars. And I don't know who they are going to get it back from now.

 

Well they actually caught the Governor buying it for $137 per megawatt and selling it back to Enron for $1 per megawatt and doing it over and over and over again.
 

 
Enron's Auditor - Lord Wakeham

The men who designed the system in California for deregulation then went to work for Enron right after.

 

Lord Wakeham, who was on the audit committee of Enron, is the head of NM Rothschild. There isn't anything that he doesn't have his fingers in. He's on something like fifty Boards. And he was supposed to be head of the audit committee watching how Enron kept the books.

 

In fact, they were paying him consulting fees on the side. He was in Margaret Thatcher's government and he's the one who authorized Enron to come into Britain and take over power plants in Britain. Enron owned a water system in the middle of England.

 

This is what Lord Wakeham approved and then they gave him a job on the board. On top of being on the board, they gave him a huge consulting contract. Lord Wakeham is supposed to be in charge of the audit committee to see how they were handling their accounts, but he is also the head of the board to regulate the media.

 

Lord Wakeham is trying to pass laws in England where you can't own your own water. He can't be touched because he regulates the media.
  


Rothschild and the Illuminati

Burrow into NM Rothschild, you'll find it all there.

 

The IMF/World Bank implosion, four points, how they bring down a country and destroy the resources of the people.

  • First you open up the capital markets. That is, you sell off your local banks to foreign banks.

  • Then you go to what's called market-based pricing. That's the stuff like in California where everything is free market and you end up with water bills no one can pay.

  • Then open up your borders to trade - complete free marketeering.

Its like the opium wars.

 

This isn't free trade; this is coercion trade. This is war. They are taking apart economies through this. China has a 40% tariff on the USA, but the USA has a 2% on them. That's not free and fair trade.

 

It's to force all industry into a country that the globalists fully control, and they control China.
 

 
Wal-Mart

The Illuminati owns Wal-Mart and Wal-Mart has 700 plants in China.

 

There is almost nothing in a Walmart store that comes from the United States of America, despite all the eagles on the wall. They have big flags saying "Buy American" and there's hardly anything from America in their stores.

 

What's even worst is they will hire a factory and right next to it will be the sister factory which is inside a prison.

 

You can imagine the conditions of these workers producing this lovely stuff for Walmart.
 

 
Briberization

Sell off the water company and that's worth, over ten years, let's say about 5 billion dollars, ten percent of that is 500 million.

 

A Senator from Argentina said that he got a call from George W. Bush in 1988 saying give the gas pipeline in Argentina to Enron. Enron was going to pay one-fifth of the world's price for their gas and he said how can you make such an offer?

 

The answer was that if they only pay one-fifth that leaves quit a little bit for you to go in your Swiss bank account. This is the same George W. Bush who said he didn't get to know Ken Lay of Enron until 1994. Now they are having these white-wash hearings.

 

Bill Clinton, to get even with Bush's big donor, cut Enron out of the California power market. He put a cap on the prices they could charge. They couldn't charge more than one-hundred times the normal price for electricity. That upset Enron. So Ken Lay personally wrote a note to Dick Cheney saying get rid of Clinton's cap on prices.

 

Within 48 hours of George W. Bush taking office, his energy department reversed the clamps on Enron.
 

 
Step Two

Argentina is an example of step two of the IMF.

 

A fifth of the population of Argentina (2002?) is unemployed, and they said cut the unemployment benefits drastically, take away pension funds, cut the education budgets. Now if you cut the economy in the middle of a recession (created by the IMF), you absolutely demolish the nation.

You don't start cutting the budget in a recession, you start spending money to stimulate the economy. You don't raise taxes, you cut them.

 

But they tell these countries you've got to cut, and cut, and cut. And why, according to the inside documents, it's so you can make payments to foreign banks - the foreign banks are collecting 21% to 70% interest. This is loan-sharking.

 

If fact, it was so bad that they required Argentina to get rid of the laws against loan-sharking because any bank would be a loan-shark under Argentine law.
 

 
Step 3 and Step 4

Then they open up the borders for trade, that's the new opium wars.

 

They destroy an economy so that it can not produce anything, and then open the borders to sell their own goods. They force nations to pay horrendous amounts for things like drugs - legal drugs. That's how you end up with an illegal drug trade.

 

What's there left to survive on except sell us smack and crack. And so, drive the whole world down, blow out their economies and then buy the rest of it up for pennies on the dollar.

 

What's Step 4 of the IMF/World Bank Plan? In Step 4, they take apart of the government by the coup d'état and they install their own corporate government.

 

In Venezuela where they have an elected president of the government, the IMF has announced that they would support a transition government if the president was removed.

 

They are not saying that they are going to get involved in politics - they would just support a transition government. What that effectively is saying, we will pay for the coup d'état, if the military overthrows the current president, because the current president of Venezuela has said NO to the IMF.

 

He told those guys to go packing. They brought their teams in and said you have to do this and that. And he said, I don't have to do anything. He said what I'm going to do is double the taxes on oil corporations because we have a whole lot of oil in Venezuela. And I'm going to double the taxes on oil corporations and then I will have all the money I need for social programs and the government - and we will be a very rich nation.

 

Well, as soon as he did that, they started fomenting trouble with the military and watch this because the President of Venezuela will be out of office in three months or shot dead.

 

They are not going to allow him to raise taxes (2002) on the oil companies...

 

  

 


The Globalizer

...Who Came In From The Cold
by Greg Palast
October 10, 2001
from GregPalast Website

 

 

 

The World Bank's former Chief Economist's accusations are eye-popping - including how the IMF and US Treasury fixed the Russian elections

 

 

"It has condemned people to death," the former apparatchik told me.

This was like a scene out of Le Carre.

 

The brilliant old agent comes in from the cold, crosses to our side, and in hours of debriefing, empties his memory of horrors committed in the name of a political ideology he now realizes has gone rotten.

And here before me was a far bigger catch than some used Cold War spy. Joseph Stiglitz was Chief Economist of the World Bank. To a great extent, the new world economic order was his theory come to life.

I "debriefed" Stigltiz over several days, at Cambridge University, in a London hotel and finally in Washington in April 2001 during the big confab of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

 

But instead of chairing the meetings of ministers and central bankers, Stiglitz was kept exiled safely behind the blue police cordons, the same as the nuns carrying a large wooden cross, the Bolivian union leaders, the parents of AIDS victims and the other 'anti-globalization' protesters. The ultimate insider was now on the outside.

In 1999 the World Bank fired Stiglitz.

 

He was not allowed quiet retirement; US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, I'm told, demanded a public excommunication for Stiglitz' having expressed his first mild dissent from globalization World Bank style.

Here in Washington we completed the last of several hours of exclusive interviews for The Observer and BBC TV's Newsnight about the real, often hidden, workings of the IMF, World Bank, and the bank's 51% owner, the US Treasury.

And here, from sources unnamable (not Stiglitz), we obtained a cache of documents marked,

"confidential," "restricted," and "not otherwise (to be) disclosed without World Bank authorization."

Stiglitz helped translate one from bureaucratise, a "Country Assistance Strategy."

 

There's an Assistance Strategy for every poorer nation, designed, says the World Bank, after careful in-country investigation. But according to insider Stiglitz, the Bank's staff 'investigation' consists of close inspection of a nation's 5-star hotels. It concludes with the Bank staff meeting some begging, busted finance minister who is handed a 'restructuring agreement' pre-drafted for his 'voluntary' signature (I have a selection of these).

Each nation's economy is individually analyzed, then, says Stiglitz, the Bank hands every minister the same exact four-step program.

 

 

ā—  Step One is Privatization - which Stiglitz said could more accurately be called, 'Briberization.'

 

Rather than object to the sell-offs of state industries, he said national leaders - using the World Bank's demands to silence local critics - happily flogged their electricity and water companies.

"You could see their eyes widen" at the prospect of 10% commissions paid to Swiss bank accounts for simply shaving a few billion off the sale price of national assets.

And the US government knew it, charges Stiglitz, at least in the case of the biggest 'briberization' of all, the 1995 Russian sell-off.

"The US Treasury view was this was great as we wanted Yeltsin re-elected. We don't care if it's a corrupt election. We want the money to go to Yeltzin" via kick-backs for his campaign.

Stiglitz is no conspiracy nutter ranting about Black Helicopters. The man was inside the game, a member of Bill Clinton's cabinet as Chairman of the President's council of economic advisors.

Most ill-making for Stiglitz is that the US-backed oligarchs stripped Russia's industrial assets, with the effect that the corruption scheme cut national output nearly in half causing depression and starvation.

   

ā—  After briberization, Step Two of the IMF/World Bank one-size-fits-all rescue-your-economy plan is 'Capital Market Liberalization.'

 

In theory, capital market deregulation allows investment capital to flow in and out. Unfortunately, as in Indonesia and Brazil, the money simply flowed out and out. Stiglitz calls this the "Hot Money" cycle. Cash comes in for speculation in real estate and currency, then flees at the first whiff of trouble. A nation's reserves can drain in days, hours.

 

And when that happens, to seduce speculators into returning a nation's own capital funds, the IMF demands these nations raise interest rates to 30%, 50% and 80%.

"The result was predictable," said Stiglitz of the Hot Money tidal waves in Asia and Latin America.

Higher interest rates demolished property values, savaged industrial production and drained national treasuries.

 

 

ā—  At this point, the IMF drags the gasping nation to Step Three: Market-Based Pricing, a fancy term for raising prices on food, water and cooking gas.

 

This leads, predictably, to Step-Three-and-a-Half: what Stiglitz calls,

"The IMF riot."

The IMF riot is painfully predictable.

 

When a nation is,

"down and out, [the IMF] takes advantage and squeezes the last pound of blood out of them. They turn up the heat until, finally, the whole cauldron blows up," as when the IMF eliminated food and fuel subsidies for the poor in Indonesia in 1998.

Indonesia exploded into riots, but there are other examples,

You'd almost get the impression that the riot is written into the plan. And it is.

 

What Stiglitz did not know is that, while in the States, BBC and The Observer obtained several documents from inside the World Bank, stamped over with those pesky warnings, "confidential," "restricted," "not to be disclosed."

 

Let's get back to one:

the "Interim Country Assistance Strategy" for Ecuador, in it the Bank several times states - with cold accuracy - that they expected their plans to spark, "social unrest," to use their bureaucratic term for a nation in flames.

That's not surprising.

 

The secret report notes that the plan to make the US dollar Ecuador's currency has pushed 51% of the population below the poverty line. The World Bank "Assistance" plan simply calls for facing down civil strife and suffering with, "political resolve" - and still higher prices.

The IMF riots (and by riots I mean peaceful demonstrations dispersed by bullets, tanks and teargas) cause new panicked flights of capital and government bankruptcies. This economic arson has it's bright side - for foreign corporations, who can then pick off remaining assets, such as the odd mining concession or port, at fire sale prices.

Stiglitz notes that the IMF and World Bank are not heartless adherents to market economics.

 

At the same time the IMF stopped Indonesia 'subsidizing' food purchases,

"when the banks need a bail-out, intervention (in the market) is welcome."

The IMF scrounged up tens of billions of dollars to save Indonesia's financiers and, by extension, the US and European banks from which they had borrowed.

A pattern emerges. There are lots of losers in this system but one clear winner: the Western banks and US Treasury, making the big bucks off this crazy new international capital churn. Stiglitz told me about his unhappy meeting, early in his World Bank tenure, with Ethiopia's new president in the nation's first democratic election.

 

The World Bank and IMF had ordered Ethiopia to divert aid money to its reserve account at the US Treasury, which pays a pitiful 4% return, while the nation borrowed US dollars at 12% to feed its population.

 

The new president begged Stiglitz to let him use the aid money to rebuild the nation. But no, the loot went straight off to the US Treasury's vault in Washington.

   

ā— Now we arrive at Step Four of what the IMF and World Bank call their "poverty reduction strategy": Free Trade.

 

This is free trade by the rules of the World Trade Organization and World Bank, Stiglitz the insider likens free trade WTO-style to the Opium Wars.

"That too was about opening markets," he said.

As in the 19th century, Europeans and Americans today are kicking down the barriers to sales in Asia, Latin American and Africa, while barricading our own markets against Third World agriculture.

In the Opium Wars, the West used military blockades to force open markets for their unbalanced trade. Today, the World Bank can order a financial blockade just as effective - and sometimes just as deadly.

Stiglitz is particularly emotional over the WTO's intellectual property rights treaty (it goes by the acronym TRIPS, more on that in the next chapters).

 

It is here, says the economist, that the new global order has "condemned people to death" by imposing impossible tariffs and tributes to pay to pharmaceutical companies for branded medicines.

"They don't care," said the professor of the corporations and bank loans he worked with, "if people live or die."

 

By the way, don't be confused by the mix in this discussion of the IMF, World Bank and WTO.

 

They are interchangeable masks of a single governance system. They have locked themselves together by what are unpleasantly called, "triggers." Taking a World Bank loan for a school 'triggers' a requirement to accept every 'conditionality' - they average 111 per nation - laid down by both the World Bank and IMF.

 

In fact, said Stiglitz the IMF requires nations to accept trade policies more punitive than the official WTO rules.

Stiglitz greatest concern is that World Bank plans, devised in secrecy and driven by an absolutist ideology, are never open for discourse or dissent. Despite the West's push for elections throughout the developing world, the so-called Poverty Reduction Programs "undermine democracy."

And they don't work. Black Africa's productivity under the guiding hand of IMF structural "assistance" has gone to hell in a handbag. Did any nation avoid this fate? Yes, said Stiglitz, identifying Botswana.

 

Their trick?

"They told the IMF to go packing."

So then I turned on Stiglitz. OK, Mr Smart-Guy Professor, how would you help developing nations?

 

Stiglitz proposed radical land reform, an attack at the heart of "landlordism," on the usurious rents charged by the propertied oligarchies worldwide, typically 50% of a tenant's crops.

 

So I had to ask the professor: as you were top economist at the World Bank, why didn't the Bank follow your advice?

"If you challenge [land ownership], that would be a change in the power of the elites. That's not high on their agenda."

Apparently not.

Ultimately, what drove him to put his job on the line was the failure of the banks and US Treasury to change course when confronted with the crises - failures and suffering perpetrated by their four-step monetarist mambo.

 

Every time their free market solutions failed, the IMF simply demanded more free market policies.

"It's a little like the Middle Ages," the insider told me, "When the patient died they would say, "well, he stopped the bloodletting too soon, he still had a little blood in him."

I took away from my talks with the professor that the solution to world poverty and crisis is simple: remove the bloodsuckers.

   

 


 A version of this was first published as "The IMF's Four Steps to Damnation" in The Observer (London) in April and another version in The Big Issue - that's the magazine that the homeless flog on platforms in the London Underground.

 

Big Issue offered equal space to the IMF, whose "deputy chief media officer" wrote:

"...I find it impossible to respond given the depth and breadth of hearsay and misinformation in [Palast's] report."

Of course it was difficult for the Deputy Chief to respond. The information (and documents) came from the unhappy lot inside his agency and the World Bank.

Award-winning reporter Palast writes Inside Corporate America for the London Observer.


 

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