Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The financial weapons of mass destruction

Amphibious invasions, special forces, armored flanking maneuvers, missiles, guns, those are the traditional tools of war.
They cost a lot of money and easily cause casualties.
In today’s war the only weapons are financial—currencies, stocks, bonds and derivatives.
We are in a global financial war that uses currencies and capital markets instead of ships and planes.

Derivatives should be banned except for standardized exchange-traded futures with daily margin and well-capitalized clearinghouses.
Derivatives do not spread risk; they multiply it and concentrate it in a few too-big-to-fail hands.
Derivatives do not serve customers; they serve banks and dealers through high fees and poorly understood terms.
The models used to manage derivatives risk do not work and never will work because of the focus on net risk rather than gross risk.
Derivatives are nothing else than financial weapons of mass destruction.
And as long as Banks will be able to borrow money at a zero interest rate they won´t resist the temptation to use it to bet and destroy, as soldiers in a battle field.
As long as banks will be allowed to use people money to speculate, as long as politicians will bail them out when they fail, we won’t see neither peace nor progress.
Our future, our sons future, our grandsons future is at stake.
Our war, the war against slavery passes through the destruction of this banking system.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Who is the "troika"? Who appointed them?

You cannot be but surprised reading what our leaders and politicians say about Europe.
According to them looking into Europe you can see the light of democracy , and indeed any future government in Italy must follow the road paved by the actual European leading trio not to lose the view of this light.
The worst thing that can happen is to be ruled by mystics, visionaries, as they appear in fact these worshipers of superdemocratic EU.
But I go even further.
I think they are not mystics or visionaries, they perfectly know what they are doing.
Being ruled by the majority in a community, is not totally right, minorities should be allowed to have their saying, but that is what democracy is about: the middle way between caos and order.
I can accept that.
You have to make laws and put boundaries, and you have to accept the fact that the majority knows, even though histroy is full of disasters created by the majority...
But when the majority is a few people that can decide of life and death, that is called Dictatorship.
And that is what we have now.
The European government, along with its head, in the name of Europe, is NOT elected.
The democratic deficit was planned and wanted by Europe´s lovers because the will of the citizens would have prevented its realization.
They were inspired, from the first sketches of unification of Europe, from the most totalitarian model of socialism that was solidified in Russia.
It's called 'the Union', in fact, is modeled on the Soviet Union, and the United States of Europe are called Commissions and Commissioners decision-making structures, the same name that Lenin and his comrades have given themselves forming the first revolutionary Russian government.
Even in the EU, as in Soviet Russia, the Commissioners are not elected but appointed by the small group of those who hold the most power, and the only institution elected by the citizens is that fake Parliament, as the Duma, which provides armchairs politicians, non-governmental and not even affair talks during a crisis like the present one in which it was even aired the collapse of the euro and the EU itself.
Even the "troika," from which we are waiting, together with the Greeks, a judgment of acquittal or conviction, is one of the most profitable inventions of the Soviet rulers.
With the excuse of the fanatical obsession of non-existent counterrevolutions, Stalin and his companions had created the special commission to combat debt (pardon the counterrevolution) equipped with trios, also known as "sets of shooting," consisting of three people with power investigative and judicial, absolutely independent of which the public name was secret.
At their meetings they had no the witnesses or the accused, nor the lawyers.
Well, it's very similar to the democratic spirit that exists in Europe and I would like to know: who is the "troika"?
Who are the three powerful lords who stick their noses into the most intimate affairs of the Greek nation?
Who appointed them?
Under what democratic norms Greeks should accept the judgment?

Monday, January 28, 2013

Europe : a living hell.

In 1997, Bettino Craxi said:

"They show Europe as a kind of earthly paradise.
For us, at best, will be a limbo, in the worst case scenario, Europe will be a living hell.
So you have to think about what you are doing, because the most reasonable thing of all is to request, to ask the renegotiation of the Maastricht criteria, since we are a great country, because if Italy needs Europe, Europe needs Italy, do not forget. "

Now that we are finally in full recession, and now that our wallets are becoming anorexic, now that the privatization of the Bank of Italy implemented overnight in 1992 by the devious rat Amato and made definitive by the trio Prodi-Padoa Schioppa-Napolitano has become a chain, we are increasingly liable for the leeches of international finance.
Now we are, with our own taxes, filling the holes of the German and French bankers friends Monti and Passera, now that the financial Fourth Reich (it is no coincidence that the headquarters of the European Central Bank is not allocated in Milan, rather than Lyon or to 'Hague, but in Frankfurt) has succeeded in finally reducing Greece to starvation we should meditate on the Dictatorship of Europe.

What were the origins?

The origins are from far away.
A project of "perpetual peace" based on homogenisation of all people and all states, primarily those in Europe, dating back to the early Humanism and then passed to the philosophers of the eighteenth century to Kant who wrote just a "Project perpetual peace. "
It was quite clearly a philosophical speech, a theoretical hypothesis without any links with reality, but the politicians and the Anglo-American financiers have used them at the end of the First World War, to launch, under the ideal of peace, the idea of ​​a union of European states.
American-led federal union which in reality was supposed to begin as an economy and a global market.

What is the relationship debit / credit between the European Union and Italy?

I do not think we can speak of a give and take relationship.
If we consider the comparison between what Italy gives to EU in money as the share of VAT compulsory annual salaries and expenses with what it receives as aids or agricultural subsidies and other such things we are already in the minus zone, but we must add the damage of the loss of currency sovereignty, with all what it involves, and the payment of interest (seigniorage) to the bankers of the European Central Bank.
How to calculate the loss of its territory with the elimination of the borders established by the Treaty of Schengen?
The loss of independence of our country with the associated loss of prestige of the name of a nation and a civilization that has impressed from the time of Rome onwards, our vision of Europe?
Not to mention the loss of freedom for the production of its products, with the planned imposition of agricultural crops, the extermination of magnificent cows to the exchange of fruit that travels from one end of the world to unite Chinese tomatoes and Brazilian zucchini.
There is nothing to balance all this.

What are the dark sides the European project is hiding?

What has never been clearly stated by any of our politicians: the ultimate goal of globalization, one world government.
For all people, one language, one religion, one currency, one identity, one culture, one country.
Personally, however, I am convinced that globalization is not the ultimate goal, but rather the instrument for an additional purpose of which I do not know anything.
The reason I believe that globalization can not be the final goal is obvious: you can not keep billions of different people together.
Language, affections between groups territorially close, necessarily stronger (or hostility)also with distant groups.
In short, the equality does not last even for a short period if not imposed with violence of a dictatorial power (as happened in the Soviet world) and without dictatorship, of course the world government could not exist.

What damage did the euro to the national economy?

So large that it is impossible to calculate.
The single currency has been called "the heist of the century" but in reality only five or six bankers, those who designed it and who have collected the fruit, are able to make a calculation.
In reality it was plkaned that people would never be able to have an exact idea, mathematics, of what was going on, so that bankers could rely in carrying out the robbery.
If we focus on, only what we can see, we can not be wrong: with a monthly salary of two million lire any Italian citizen lived well, with the corresponding one thousand euro can not live.
But it is also impossible to calculate the damage caused by the anxiety of having to use an unknown currency, the fear of making a mistake losing what little you have, in addition the general doubling of prices was due, not, as has been said, by the dishonesty of traders, but by the inflation deliberately inserted to avoid the awareness of the people, that we continue to suffer without hope of recovery, while the ECB declares barely 2%, and that alone led to bankruptcy countries in which it was higher, Greece, Portugal, Spain and Italy.
We absolutely have to leave the euro if we want to save ourselves.

What damage is producing the Schengen agreement on security and legality?

Each state has always been equipped with borders , but now Italy is no longer a state.
Which, after all, is the primary purpose of the European unification: the elimination of the States.
There are neither people nor customs controls for goods, which, according to the Maastricht Treaty, must move freely throughout the Union.
Immigration is obviously exploded due to a lack of boundaries: if one does not have boundaries can not accuse anyone of being in his house, or rather can not claim it to be his own house.
Every citizen of the Union may establish in Italy and have the right to vote and stand in local elections.
The immigrants came from all over the world almost invited because the common feature of all our leaders always was an absolute contempt and hatred for Italy and wanted to trample, to destroy the Italians.
They did it for two thousand years and continue to do so.
So that the immigrants come in mass in Italy, a land dreamed for centuries ...

Europe has failed even before beginning.

What has failed is what I think now visible to all.
It failed even before starting because the goal was political unification and the political unification of nations such as France, England, Germany, Spain, Italy (to name only the most important), with their own long history of civilization, with their own language, their own literature, their own journey of independence was not even "thinkable".
The various Kohl, Mitterand who wanted at all costs to the Union,started from the currency because they knew in this way they could achieve political union.
It was a case of operations "in theory", done in pure fiction.
"Europe is a bluff" as Prof. Lucio Caracciolo, deep expert in geopolitics says.
Yes, it's a bluff, but played in the guise of democracy, with the lives of people with their identity, their freedom with their affections, with their wealth.
A crime that still no emperor, no dictator, no tyrant had ever done.

Who has the "merits" of our entry into the euro system?

There is no doubt: Ciampi and Prodi. With the support of all the others, but also the fact that the left has called, in a surprising move, Mr Romano Prodi as its leader, though it was an old Democrat, solely for this purpose: to bring Italy into the euro deceiving the electorate, the workers, who never would have guessed that the left had sided with the bankers and capitalists.
TO Ciampi, however, the governor of the Bank of Italy and therefore assumed a leading expert on currency transactions in the eyes of the Italians, was given the task to devalue the lira to the edge of collapse and sell almost all state assets to bring Italy in "economic conditions" for Europe.
I can not even imagine what a special circle of Hell Dante would have created for these two men if he had the horrible misfortune to meet them .

What can be done to rebuild the national social and economic system?

Immediately suspend the Schengen agreement so that Italy can defend itself by all possible means from immigration and the allocation in our territory of foreigners of all kinds.
It is useless to appeal to the EU.
The European Union was created specifically to destroy nations, states, the identity of the people, so the migration is provoked and encouraged as the best tool to achieve these goals.
Italy must face this reality and, even if the politicians can not say so openly, relying only on its own strength and prepare against very stringent and coercive moves.
Our small area can not accommodate even one person more (at the time of the unification of Italy, the population reached to 25 million, now exceeds 60.)
There are vast continents and countries almost uninhabited as Canada, the United States of America, Australia, Africa, Russia so it does not make sense that those who want to change their country come to Italy.
At the same time with the suspension of the Schengen treaty, Italy should leave the euro, recovering monetary sovereignty.
This operation is recommended by many economists, both Italian and foreigners to all countries that have economies too different to be squeezed in a single guideline.
It would certainly cost, but nothing compared to the benefits of short-and long-term.
In addition, as the euro and the European Central Bank are the only concrete institutions of the EU, abandoning them, would be the concrete meaning of a negative judgment against real European unification.

Does Italy need to find the Italians or has already given up?

The problem are the leaders, rulers, politicians of all parties, the Pope, the clergy.
They are the ones that - I repeat strongly - want the destruction of Italy and tend to multiculturalism and internationalism of Freemasonry.
The people are not able to take the initiative without a guide, without a leader.
I hope, however, that someone will feel the love for Italy and for its freedom and so the liberation can begin.
There are many enzymes in the league against the dominance of the European Central Bank and against Freemasonry installed on the upper floors of Europe.
I also know, for I saw it by myself that there are small scattered movements against the euro, starting with the now classic party "No euro". The association "Free Italians " is full of people who want freedom from any foreign domination of Italy, including the United States.
We do not have the necessary economic forces to organize a party, but I hope that we can work together, beyond any ideology, to liberate Italy.

Europe should have rewritten story. History has killed Europe

Europe should have rewritten story. History has killed Europe.

The European Union, proposed more than fifty years ago as a major step towards the future, in 2007 was imposed as a fair and inexorable future.
Today, the results are before everybody´s eyes , and yet many struggle to see them, because now the machine of political and economic interests put in motion has brainwashed the Italians conscience, since the Italians have accepted the Union as a matter in fact, and with it the loss of their national identity, as well as various personal rights.
The result is the story of how a project, a "great ideal" (only on paper) helped to make us poorer, less secure and certainly less free.
While the union shows its uselessness, the policy is silent, the dream Community has stolen our freedom.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The shadow banking system: the unification of a world ruled by bankers.

The missionary and journalist P. Giulio Albanian has added an article in the January issue of its magazine "People and mission," a question as fundamental as ignored by the press and that we report here hoping to help to understand.
We also would like that our leaders, astute bankers who never have enough of the so called "transparency and traceability" of our meager income, chasing the strength of what we now consider their particular police, the military of Finance, all our receipts, every bit received, explain us "their" interest in keeping these operations in the shadows .
It is pointless to take into account our politicians : once they have reduced Parliament to the farce of saying "yes" to the bankers, they have become the famous monkeys who do not see, do not hear , do not speak , exclusively engaged in the protection of their careers.

"This is an important study on the" shadow banking system ", the shadow banking world, published by the Financial Stability Board (FSB), the International Institute for coordination of governments, central banks and supervisory authorities for financial stability globally.
Carefully reading this text, you find that something in the origin of the global financial crisis is aberrant.
The study focused on the so-called eurozone and other 25 countries, highlights the fact that at the end of 2011 over 67 thousand billion were managed by a "parallel finance " out of control of any banking regulations in force, a figure that is equivalent to 111% of world GDP and is equal to half of the global banking and about one quarter of the entire financial system.

Throughout this study we have the impression of being in the presence of a subversive movement that speculates with impunity to the detriment of sovereign states and especially of the poorer classes.
In other words, if on the one hand, there are bank accounts with the savings of citizens and businesses, on the other we have this secret banking system, consisting of all financial transactions made outside the regular banking transactions.

Coinciding with the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the beginning of the systemic crisis of the markets, there are different operations performed by financial intermediaries, such as certain operators specializing in the placement of "derivatives," those financial products which, to a large extent, have polluted the markets.
These activities, strictly over the counter (OTC), which entered from outside the stock markets, are often kept outside the financial statements.
Some leading economists believe that the "shadow system" is often an emanation of the big international banks that have an interest to circumvent the rules and controls to which they are subjected. "

Of course none of this is new: it was discussed in books and articles (see "The European Dictatorship") several years ago and thoroughly discussed in many websites, but as always has happened with regard to ' European Union and the single currency, and political leaders ignore any questions, go over with dictatorial indifference to the demands and needs of his subjects, having only one aim to carry through their power project: the unification of a world ruled by bankers.
It does not matter the evident failure of many of their businesses, including the euro, since they are rich in money and power, things they have stolen from their citizens.
The balance, in fact, is this: as much as the citizens of Europe have lost in sovereignty and money and , as much the bankers have got in power and money .
The politicians do not count: they are only at the service of the bankers, perhaps because otherwise they would lose even the appearance of power and related privileges of which they still enjoy.

The show that thousands of pirates boarding offered to us in these days in the forthcoming elections, to steal, like hungry locusts, the last remains of the squandered body of Italy, shows the extent of the involution`s irreversibility .
Nobody has questioned the fact that we have to depend from the bankers, from the high finance which governs Europe.
Nobody explained that without monetary sovereignty, it is impossible to begin to have a real market and save a few crumbs from the competition with emerging countries.
No one has talked about the end of nation-states and their independence.
Indeed, it was decided to take part in a war (the one in Mali) without discussing it in Parliament.
Nobody took into account, in a Europe that boasts of its civilization, the crime of governance structures that dominate the slaves through money, through taxation, which has become the unique "value".
Not to mention the "Catholics" as too many of the rulers bankers claim to be, while trampling the Gospel to every step.
We talk of the hierarchy of the Church, which has never condemned the European unification, wanted from the high finance and guided by the bankers, and has not even condemned the ruling bankers when the taxes led the "slaves" to despair until suicide.
But above all, we talk about the Church hierarchy itself that uses the language of the market where it speaks of "non-negotiable" values ​​.
Atrocious word that makes shivering the one who knows that there is no "non-negotiable" value in the Gospel; just a kind of sinners Jesus said "will not enter the kingdom of heaven": the rich.

Lost and NOT found

Millions of middle-class jobs have been lost in developed countries the world over.
And the situation is even worse than it appears.
Most of the jobs will never return, and millions more are likely to vanish as well, say experts who study the labor market.
What's more, these jobs aren't just being lost to China and other developing countries, and they aren't just factory work.
Increasingly, jobs are disappearing in the service sector, home to two-thirds of all workers.

They're being obliterated by technology.

Year after year, the software that runs computers and an array of other machines and devices becomes more sophisticated and powerful and capable of doing more efficiently tasks that humans have always done.
For decades, science fiction warned of a future when we would be architects of our own obsolescence, replaced by our machines; an Associated Press analysis finds that the future has arrived.
"The jobs that are going away aren't coming back," says Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist at the Center for Digital Business at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and co-author of "Race Against the Machine."
''I have never seen a period where computers demonstrated as many skills and abilities as they have over the past seven years."
The global economy is being reshaped by machines that generate and analyze vast amounts of data; by devices such as smartphones and tablet computers that let people work just about anywhere, even when they're on the move; by smarter, nimbler robots; and by services that let businesses rent computing power when they need it, instead of installing expensive equipment and hiring IT staffs to run it.
Whole employment categories, from secretaries to travel agents, are starting to disappear.
"There's no sector of the economy that's going to get a pass," says Martin Ford, who runs a software company and wrote "The Lights in the Tunnel," a book predicting widespread job losses. "It's everywhere."
The numbers startle even labor economists.
In the United States, half the 7.5 million jobs lost during the Great Recession were in industries that pay middle-class wages, ranging from $38,000 to $68,000.
But only 2 percent of the 3.5 million jobs gained since the recession ended in June 2009 are in midpay industries.
Nearly 70 percent are in low-pay industries, 29 percent in industries that pay well.
In the 17 European countries that use the euro as their currency, the numbers are even worse.
Almost 4.3 million low-pay jobs have been gained since mid-2009, but the loss of midpay jobs has never stopped.
A total of 7.6 million disappeared from January 2008 through last June. Experts warn that this "hollowing out" of the middle-class workforce is far from over.
They predict the loss of millions more jobs as technology becomes even more sophisticated and reaches deeper into our lives.
Maarten Goos, an economist at the University of Leuven in Belgium, says Europe could double its middle-class job losses.
Some occupations are beneficiaries of the march of technology, such as software engineers and app designers for smartphones and tablet computers.

Overall, though, technology is eliminating far more jobs than it is creating.

To understand the impact technology is having on middle-class jobs in developed countries, the AP analyzed employment data from 20 countries; tracked changes in hiring by industry, pay and task; compared job losses and gains during recessions and expansions over the past four decades; and interviewed economists, technology experts, robot manufacturers, software developers, entrepreneurs and people in the labor force who ranged from CEOs to the unemployed.

The AP's key findings:

—For more than three decades, technology has reduced the number of jobs in manufacturing.
Robots and other machines controlled by computer programs work faster and make fewer mistakes than humans.
Now, that same efficiency is being unleashed in the service economy, which employs more than two-thirds of the workforce in developed countries.
Technology is eliminating jobs in office buildings, retail establishments and other businesses consumers deal with every day.
—Technology is being adopted by every kind of organization that employs people.
It's replacing workers in large corporations and small businesses, established companies and start-ups.
It's being used by schools, colleges and universities; hospitals and other medical facilities; nonprofit organizations and the military.
—The most vulnerable workers are doing repetitive tasks that programmers can write software for — an accountant checking a list of numbers, an office manager filing forms, a paralegal reviewing documents for key words to help in a case.
As software becomes even more sophisticated, victims are expected to include those who juggle tasks, such as supervisors and managers — workers who thought they were protected by a college degree.
—Thanks to technology, companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index reported one-third more profit the past year than they earned the year before the Great Recession.
They've also expanded their businesses, but total employment, at 21.1 million, has declined by a half-million.
—Start-ups account for much of the job growth in developed economies, but software is allowing entrepreneurs to launch businesses with a third fewer employees than in the 1990s.
There is less need for administrative support and back-office jobs that handle accounting, payroll and benefits.
—It's becoming a self-serve world.
Instead of relying on someone else in the workplace or our personal lives, we use technology to do tasks ourselves.
Some find this frustrating; others like the feeling of control.
Either way, this trend will only grow as software permeates our lives.
—Technology is replacing workers in developed countries regardless of their politics, policies and laws.
Union rules and labor laws may slow the dismissal of employees, but no country is attempting to prohibit organizations from using technology that allows them to operate more efficiently — and with fewer employees.

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How to chose a password

Security experts are revising password policies to combat the growing sophistication of modern cracking techniques which make the average password weaker than ever before.
A key strategy in making passwords more resilient is to use phrases that result in longer passcodes.
Still, passphrases must remain memorable to the end user, so people often pick phrases or sentences.
It turns out that grammatical structures dramatically narrow the possible combinations and sequences of words crackers must guess.
One surprising outcome of the research is that the passphrase "Th3r3 can only b3 #1!" (with spaces removed) is one order of magnitude weaker than "Hammered asinine requirements" even though it contains more words.
Better still is "My passw0rd is $uper str0ng!"because it requires significantly more tries to correctly guess.

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Innovation leadership is necessary for economic leadership

Walking the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show last week, I kept thinking of that line from Jaws, “You’re going to need a bigger boat.”
All the Internet-connected, data-hungry gadgets that are coming to market sent a strikingly clear message: we’re going to need faster broadband networks.

Making sure the U.S. has super-fast, high-capacity, ubiquitous broadband networks delivering speeds measured in gigabits, not megabits isn’t just a matter of consumer convenience, as important as that is.
It’s essential to economic growth, job creation and U.S. competitiveness.

In our 21st century economy, innovation leadership is necessary for economic leadership. Our broadband infrastructure is our central platform for innovation, and faster speeds will spur innovation.

In a global economy, talent and capital can flow anywhere, and they’ll flow to countries with the strongest innovation infrastructure. We’re in a global bandwidth race, and we need to ensure the U.S. has a strategic bandwidth advantage.
Without it, we risk losing our global lead on innovation, and we risk watching jobs and investment flow elsewhere.

The good news is that there’s lots of good news. After falling behind Asia and Europe, we’ve regained global leadership in mobile.

The U.S. is the first country to deploy 4G wireless networks at scale and is home to most of the world’s LTE subscribers, making the United States the global test bed for LTE apps and services.

The mobile “apps economy,” which has already created hundreds of thousands of jobs, is a made-in-the-USA phenomenon.

On the wired side, broadband networks capable of 100 megabits per second speeds passed less that 20% of U.S. homes in 2009.
That number is now more than 80%, which is near the world lead.
By contrast, in Europe, networks capable of 30 megabits per second reach only 50% of households.

Post written by Julius Genachowski.
Julius Genachowski is chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

Internet: the end of the middleman

Mathematicians plan to launch a series of free open-access journals that will host their peer-reviewed articles on the preprint server arXiv. The project was publicly revealed yesterday in a blog post by Tim Gowers, a Fields Medal winner and mathematician at the University of Cambridge, UK.

The initiative, called the Episciences Project, hopes to show that researchers can organize the peer review and publication of their work at minimal cost, without involving commercial publishers.

“It’s a global vision of how the research community should work: we want to offer an alternative to traditional mathematics journals,” says Jean-Pierre Demailly, a mathematician at the University of Grenoble, France, who is a leader in the effort.

Backed by funding from the French government, the initiative may launch as early as April, he says.

Many mathematicians — and researchers in other fields — claim that they already do most of the work involved in publishing their research.

At no cost, they type up and format their own papers, post them to online servers, join journal editorial boards and review the work of their peers.
By creating journals that publish links to peer-reviewed work on servers such as arXiv, Demailly says, the community could run its own publishing system. The extra expense involved would be the cost of maintaining websites and computer equipment, he says.

That cost is not small, but it could eventually be provided in part by the journals' users. The arXiv server, for example, costs about US$826,000 a year to run, and is funded by the Cornell University Library in Ithaca, New York; the Simons Foundation in New York and institutional members.

Demailly says that he first thought of open-access electronic journals that overlay arXiv eight years ago, but the concept became a reality only last June, when he was contacted by the Centre for Direct Scientific Communication (CCSD), based in Villeurbanne, France.
The CCSD, a unit of the French National Centre for Scientific Research, develops open-access repositories such as the multidisciplinary archive HAL, which mirrors the arXiv site.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

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I mean, to make it so good that it can appear in the first pages of any search engine, and for the most used keywords, so that whoever is looking for what you sell or propose can easily find you?
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Their seo software is unique and very useful, so much that no seo technology company can really operate without.

Monday, January 07, 2013

The lies of the Bailout

The federal rescue of Wall Street didn’t fix the economy – it created a permanent bailout state based on a Ponzi-like confidence scheme. And the worst may be yet to come By Matt Taibbi Jan 4, 2013 .

It has been four long winters since the federal government, in the hulking, shaven-skulled, Alien Nation-esque form of then-Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, committed $700 billion in taxpayer money to rescue Wall Street from its own chicanery and greed.
To listen to the bankers and their allies in Washington tell it, you'd think the bailout was the best thing to hit the American economy since the invention of the assembly line.
Not only did it prevent another Great Depression, we've been told, but the money has all been paid back, and the government even made a profit. No harm, no foul – right?


It was all a lie – one of the biggest and most elaborate falsehoods ever sold to the American people.
We were told that the taxpayer was stepping in – only temporarily, mind you – to prop up the economy and save the world from financial catastrophe. What we actually ended up doing was the exact opposite: committing American taxpayers to permanent, blind support of an ungovernable, unregulatable, hyperconcentrated new financial system that exacerbates the greed and inequality that caused the crash, and forces Wall Street banks like Goldman Sachs and Citigroup to increase risk rather than reduce it.
The result is one of those deals where one wrong decision early on blossoms into a lush nightmare of unintended consequences. We thought we were just letting a friend crash at the house for a few days; we ended up with a family of hillbillies who moved in forever, sleeping nine to a bed and building a meth lab on the front lawn.

How Wall Street Killed Financial Reform

But the most appalling part is the lying. The public has been lied to so shamelessly and so often in the course of the past four years that the failure to tell the truth to the general populace has become a kind of baked-in, official feature of the financial rescue.
Money wasn't the only thing the government gave Wall Street – it also conferred the right to hide the truth from the rest of us. And it was all done in the name of helping regular people and creating jobs.
"It is," says former bailout Inspector General Neil Barofsky, "the ultimate bait-and-switch."

The bailout deceptions came early, late and in between.
There were lies told in the first moments of their inception, and others still being told four years later. The lies, in fact, were the most important mechanisms of the bailout.
The only reason investors haven't run screaming from an obviously corrupt financial marketplace is because the government has gone to such extraordinary lengths to sell the narrative that the problems of 2008 have been fixed.
Investors may not actually believe the lie, but they are impressed by how totally committed the government has been, from the very beginning, to selling it.


Today what few remember about the bailouts is that we had to approve them. It wasn't like Paulson could just go out and unilaterally commit trillions of public dollars to rescue Goldman Sachs and Citigroup from their own stupidity and bad management (although the government ended up doing just that, later on).
Much as with a declaration of war, a similarly extreme and expensive commitment of public resources, Paulson needed at least a film of congressional approval.
And much like the Iraq War resolution, which was only secured after George W. Bush ludicrously warned that Saddam was planning to send drones to spray poison over New York City, the bailouts were pushed through Congress with a series of threats and promises that ranged from the merely ridiculous to the outright deceptive. At one meeting to discuss the original bailout bill – at 11 a.m. on September 18th, 2008 – Paulson actually told members of Congress that $5.5 trillion in wealth would disappear by 2 p.m. that day unless the government took immediate action, and that the world economy would collapse "within 24 hours."

To be fair, Paulson started out by trying to tell the truth in his own ham-headed, narcissistic way. His first TARP proposal was a three-page absurdity pulled straight from a Beavis and Butt-Head episode – it was basically Paulson saying, "Can you, like, give me some money?" Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, remembers a call with Paulson and Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke. "We need $700 billion," they told Brown, "and we need it in three days." What's more, the plan stipulated, Paulson could spend the money however he pleased, without review "by any court of law or any administrative agency."

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