Monday, June 4, 2018

The perils of state corporatism



Helmut Neukirchen Professor of Computer Science & Software Engineering, Uni Iceland resigns his post due to administrative pressures favoring Microsoft.

The timing is interesting as the EU Regulation - on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data - is about to gain parliamentary approval.

One definition of a Cloud is that you are storing your data on someone else's computer,  at your own peril.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The artful management of facts, fictions, and lies.


On the 200th Birthday anniversary of Karl Marx, the propaganda industry blasts it's acceptable opinions 24/7 in the run up to the local elections.
We are so lucky and should be great full for living in a Nordic welfare state with dazzling egalitarianism etc.

Most people out side the 'Bourgeois' do not identify with this description.

The tipping point as always will be in the hands of "compliant workers, hangers-on, servants, flatterers and sycophants"   as F. Scott Fitzgerald so aptly described them. - And with 16 parties on the ballot form, status quo is guarantied.

The Marxist revolution I would like to see is to replace the 0,01% with cardboard cutout's.


Poverty in Iceland at the beginning of the new century (is)

Inequality in Iceland, Abstract (English)

Let's Get This Class War Started

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Testing Economic Theory - Jacky Mallett


 Economist resigns the Pirate-party when past over for a seat on the Board of Governors of the Central Bank. - Is the Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Roman and Universal Inquisition still at work?

Debunking Economics 
23 Things They Don’t Tell You about Capitalism

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Cui bono? 2003, 2017, 2018, ...



"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." ~ Albert Einstein

When most of the 'reporters' have been intellectually lobotomized, - there are exceptions:

 Robert Fisk
 Seymour Hersh
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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The Spider's Web



How they do it

 Heart of the Global Economy -  Half of World Trade - $32 trillion(?)

"colonialism left through the front door, and came back in through a side window”

Publish What You Pay Norway

The Spider's Web

Treasure Islands

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

It's all about emotion



“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country."

― Edward L. Bernays, Propaganda



Sunday, March 11, 2018

Protecting the Narrative



Vanessa Beeley gave a talk on her experiences of reporting the Syrian conflict and was written off as a Russian Troll.

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It has been embarrassing to see most of the local media echo the 'western' narrative of black and white hats (helmets) in explaining complex conflicts. The Iraq War is forgotten and bad, bad Putin (Xi Jinping, Kim Jong-un) are as bad as they get.

Numerous alternative sources are never mentioned, as not to clutter their acceptable opinions and constructed truths.

The right of the empire for regime-change is undisputed, and of course r=-1 between conflict resolutions and millions of displaced persons.

Something similar to Gore Vidal's list no respectable news media would touch?

Is it still just a racket or a great big nothingburger?

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Egalitarian Society



1,000 people own almost all the equity of individuals in the Icelandic economy and more than half of the total equity in Icelandic companies belongs to 50 people. These are among the conclusions from an investigation  made by Creditinfo for the Morgunbladid Business Magazine, published today. The said 1,000 people own a total of over 98 percent of the equity in the corporate economy, owned by individual investors.

In other words, 0.3 per cent of the population owns almost all Icelandic companies, "except for institutional investors," as stated in the report, but institutional investors refers to pension funds, government, banks and other such parties. This property amounts to about 1,200 billion kronas. It is stated that only individuals, non-joint property of married couples or families, are included.

However, this is not the whole story, because of these 1,000, - ten (10) of the wealthiest own almost one-third of the total private equity's, or nearly 400 billion kronas.

RUV (is)

No wonder that the former People's Alliance is now reborn in the Corporate Alliance.
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Inequality in Iceland, Abstract (English)
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Chris Hedges Best Speech In 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

SIC


The Report of the Special Investigation Commission (SIC) is all but forgotten.

The political class with the dependent media and it's PR-people are being successful in burying the sordid facts.

Kaupþing Landsbanki
Alls
Steinunn Valdís Óskarsdóttir [1]
3.500.000
3.500.000
Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir
1.500.000
1.500.000
3.000.000
Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson
1.000.000
1.500.000
2.500.000
Kristján Möller
1.000.000
500.000
1.500.000
Össur Skarphéðinsson
1.500.000
1.500.000
Björgvin G. Sigurðsson
100.000
1.000.000
1.100.000
Helgi Hjörvar
400.000
400.000
800.000
Ásta Ragnheiður Jóhannesdóttir
250.000
300.000
550.000
Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir
250.000
300.000
550.000
Árni Páll Árnason
300.000
300.000
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir
200.000
200.000
Katrín Júlíusdóttir
200.000
200.000

The Crash and moral responsibility (2010 is)

[1]
LandsbankI 3.500.000
Baugur 2.000.000
Fl Group 2.000.000
Nýsir 1.000.000
Hönnun ehf 500.000
Atlantsolía 500.000
Eykt 650.000
* < 200.000 2.600.000

12.750.000
Útvarp Saga

The manufacture of news
Tools of the Trade
"Sex Crime" 1984

Saturday, November 11, 2017

True Colors


The so-called left want to lead us 
from Panama to Paradise