Monday, December 15, 2008

Goebbels would have been f*cking proud

"Thanks for all the killing and dying you mugs are doing for us. My bosses are very grateful ...and mind you don't drive over any of the poppies"


Sunday...


Gordon Brown: 75% of UK terror plots originate in Pakistan


Monday...

Panorama
Monday 15 December
8:30pm - 9:00pm
BBC1 London & South East
Britain's Terror Heartland

Correspondent Jane Corbin makes the hazardous journey to the frontline in the War on Terror, the remote and forbidding mountains along the Pakistan-Afghan border. This is where some of Britain's 7/7 bombers were trained, where Britain's top terror suspect Rashid Rauf was apparently recently assassinated, and where Osama bin Laden may still be hiding. She meets those fighting on all sides, from US and Pakistani soldiers to would-be suicide bombers.

VIDEO Plus+: 8080 Subtitled, Widescreen


So, unless you're one of those coincidence theorists or you're willing to believe that the British Prime Minister plans his overseas visits to coincide with BBC current affairs programming, what you have here is a clear demonstration of the State Broadcasting Company pushing out propagandist bullshit in support of Establishment warmongering, under the guise of impartial journalism

Manufacturing consent?

Not half

The economic shit is about to go down.

Some brown people are going to have to get fragged to take our mind off things.

Those spook-ridden c*cks*ckers at the BBC are doing their bit to help make it happen

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33 comments:

not anonymous said...

This is a very depressing video.

War is HELL

not anonymous said...

meanwhile in Iraq.

7 new attacks from almanar tv

not anonymous said...

Meanwhile.


Pension blunders to be explained
Elderly couple
Affected pensioners will receive a letter outlining any changes to payments

Tens of thousands of retired NHS, armed services and other public sector staff will learn later how their pensions came to be overpaid for decades.

The Cabinet Office will release a statement on the overpayments thought to total tens of millions of pounds.

Letters are being sent to pensioners explaining how they will be affected.

Chancellor Alistair Darling has said the money need not be repaid but thousands still face having their pensions cut from April next year.

lwtc247 said...

And of course, the pensions overpay is 100% bona fide, and not some cooked-up work of fiction by the scum that serves the British establishment who don't give a flying fox about anyone or anything other than grand opening of the third temple.

Stef said...

on the subject of Temple 3, Danny Finkelstein explains how being sucked into a Ponzi scheme is not a sign of greed, arrogance and gullibility but actually of great intelligence...

Bernard Madoff is the latest in a line of brazen fraudsters. They find their victims among the brightest of people

Personally, if were to profile the typical Madoff loser I've seen so far I think I'd plump for a fondness for lox and beigels rather than IQ as being the common denominator

First Lehmans, now Madoff. What is going on?

All very confusing for anti-zionist conspiraloons and rank and file zionists alike

Anonymous said...

Max Keiser thinks there's a war going on between the trillion/billionaires and the millionaires.

Not only are the ultra rich going for us, the poor bastards with no money, but also those that are very, but not obscenely rich.

Stef said...

Savers vs. Speculators

Producers vs. Consumers

It's all the same game

And, yes, the middle class is set to get a whole lot smaller

Stef said...

As of 2000, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve Board of Governor’s own statistics, more than 70% of all U.S. commercial banks were not constrained in any way by reserve requirement ratios (this figure may even be higher today but I couldn’t find any more up-to-date statistics regarding this). Due to the complicit nature of U.S. regulators that have allowed the majority of U.S. commercial banks to virtually lend out every single dollar that they receive in deposits, and an institutional fractional reserve banking system that allows the creation of money out of thin air, any money deposited in the U.S. commercial banking system is virtually guaranteed to be returned to you with less purchasing power. In other words, every dollar that you put into the U.S. banking system, by the time you withdraw it, will be able to buy less than the dollar you gave them. And that is the biggest Ponzi scheme today.

paul said...

its now the law, from the bailout bill:

SEC. 127. ACCELERATION OF EFFECTIVE DATE.
Section 203 of the Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2006 (12 U.S.C. 461 note) is amended by striking "October 1, 2011" and inserting "‘October 1, 2008".

which amends this:

SEC. 202. INCREASED FLEXIBILITY FOR THE FEDERAL RESERVE.
BOARD TO ESTABLISH RESERVE REQUIREMENTS.
Section 19(b)(2)(A) of the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C.
461(b)(2)(A)) is amended—
(1) in clause (i), by striking ‘‘the ratio of 3 per centum’’
and inserting ‘‘a ratio of not greater than 3 percent (and which
may be zero)’’; and
(2) in clause (ii), by striking ‘‘and not less than 8 per,,
centum,’’ and inserting ‘‘(and which may be zero),’’.
SEC. 203. EFFECTIVE DATE.
The amendments made by this title shall take effect October
1, 2011.


Fractional reserve banking without the pesky reserves

Anonymous said...

meanwhile just another day in Iraq
http://warnewstoday.blogspot.com/index.html
Baghdad:
#1: A bomb wounded five people, including three policemen, when it struck a police patrol near Andalus square in central Baghdad, police said.

Iraqi police say a bomb blast in central Baghdad has wounded three officers and three civilians. Police officer Salam Mohammed says the bomb went off Tuesday morning, targeting a police patrol near Andalus Square in central Baghdad.

#2: Three people were killed (two members of the national police and a civilian) and 13 people were wounded (two policemen and 11 civilians) by a roadside bomb in Karrada neighborhood in downtown Baghdad around 10 a.m.

#3: A roadside bomb detonated in Qadisiyah neighborhood in west Baghdad around 10 a.m. No casualties reported.

#4: Three people were wounded (a security member and two civilians) by a parked car bomb that targeted the convoy of the minister of science and technology in Karrada neighborhood in downtown Baghdad around 2 p.m.

Three civilians were wounded on Tuesday in a car bomb explosion targeted the motorcade of Science and Technology Minister Raed Fahmi in southern Baghdad, a police source said. “A car crammed with explosives went off near the Babel hotel in southern Baghdad, targeting the motorcade of the Science and Technology Minister Raed Fahmi, injuring three persons, including one of the minister’s bodyguards,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq.


Diyala Prv:
#1: A car bomb attack has claimed the lives of four Iraqi soldiers in the troubled province of Diyala, north of Baghdad. "Four soldiers were killed at around 11 am (0800 GMT) when a car bomb exploded in As-Sadiyeh targeting their patrol," the military said in a statement on Tuesday.

#2: According to hospital sources, three soldiers were also wounded on the same day as a bomb went off when they were on patrol in Halmrin, 50 kilometers east of Baquba, also in Diyala.

#3: One civilian was killed and another was wounded in an armed attack by gunmen in Diala’s al-Saadiya district, a senior security source said on Tuesday. “Last night, unknown men launched an armed attack in al-Saadiya district, Khanaqin, killing one civilian and wounding another,” the head of the district, Sheikh Ahmed al-Zarkoushi, told Aswat al-Iraq.

#4: A Sahwa council leader on Tuesday was killed by unknown gunmen in Diala province, according to a local police source. “At an early hour this morning, unknown gunmen believed to belong to al-Qaeda organization assassinated Sattar Khaleel, a Sahwa council leader, while he was walking out of a mosque in al-Saadiya district,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq.

#5: Two persons were killed and eight others were wounded in an explosive charge attack that targeted a police patrol vehicle in Diala’s al-Saadiya district, the second explosion to rock the city today. “On Tuesday morning, an improvised explosive device (IED) targeted a police patrol vehicle in al-Shaheed area, al-Saadiya district, killing a civilian and a policeman and wounding eight others, including three cops,” the head of the district, Sheikh Ahmed al-Zarkoushi, told Aswat al-Iraq.

#6: Gunmen killed Sattar al Hadidi, a leader of the Sahwa council in Sadiyah while Hadid was leaving the mosque on Monday evening.


Rashad:
#1: The police chief of Rashad town escaped death when a roadside bomb detonated near his convoy and wounded two of his bodyguards, 30 km (20 miles) south of Kirkuk, police said.

A police chief in Kirkuk on Tuesday survived an assassination attempt when an explosive charge targeted his motorcade, according to a security source. “Today, al-Rashad district police chief, Captain Firas Kadhem, survived an attempt on his life when a sticky improvised explosive device (IED) targeted his motorcade while he was heading to work, wounding one of his security guards,” Brig. Sarhad Qadir told Aswat al-Iraq.


Kirkuk:
#1: A sticky improvised explosive device went off in front of a house in Kirkuk province, wounding two civilians, a source from Kirkuk police operations room said on Tuesday. “An explosive charge stuck to a pick-up truck detonated at nearly 10:30 a.m. today in front of a house in al-Thawra neighborhood (65 km southwest of Kirkuk city),” the source told Aswat al-Iraq.


Mosul:
#1: A bomb killed two civilians in al-Shoura town, 60 km (40 miles) south of the northern city of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad on Monday, police said.

#2: A U.S. patrol vehicle was hit by a bomb in northern Mosul city, but no casualties were reported, a local police source said on Tuesday. “An improvised explosive device (IED) detonated above al-Jamea Tunnel in northern Mosul while a U.S. patrol vehicle was passing the location,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq.The explosion caused damage to the vehicle, but no casualties were reported, the source added.

#3: Four Iraqi soldiers were wounded when a suicide car bomber tried to attack a check point of the Iraqi army in Rabiaa area west of Mosul con Monday evening. The soldier opened fire and detonated the car before reaching the checkpoint.


Rabea:
#1: A suicide bomber wounded four Iraqi soldiers when he attacked their patrol in Rabea, a town near the Syrian border, on Monday, police said.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately the propaganda works, because idiots still believe the coalition is doing good, and that the puppet governments are legitimate.

Worse still, any resistance against them is demonised as terrorism\al-qeada\religious fanatics etc.

Anonymous said...

meanwhile in Afghanistan

US troops ambushed in Afghanistan

Anonymous said...

meanwhile over on Wallstreet.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
The Fed's New Strategy: The Kitchen Sink Interest Rate Policy
The Fed announced their policy of establishing "a target range for the federal funds rate of 0 to 1/4 percent."
http://bonddad.blogspot.com/
This brings two points to mind:

1.) The Fed has no interest rate moves left. This is it.

2.) The Fed is terrified about the economy. And they have good reason:

Since the Committee's last meeting, labor market conditions have deteriorated, and the available data indicate that consumer spending, business investment, and industrial production have declined. Financial markets remain quite strained and credit conditions tight. Overall, the outlook for economic activity has weakened further.

Stef said...

Quoting Jefferson for the umpteenth time...

"If Americans ever allow banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children will wake up homeless."

Cutting interest rates won't change dick. It's all about money supply and the fuckers behind the insanity know that full well

anon 22:41 said...

Remember Goodfellas? At some stage they end up killing off all the people involved in the Lufthansa Robbery.
Same here. Lehman and Madoff are the first in a series of unfortunate events.

Stef said...

and a very nicely done stage it is too

anon 22:41 said...

When I was broke, I'd go out and rob some more. We ran everything. We paid off cops. We paid off lawyers. We paid off judges. Everybody had their hands out. Everything was for the taking.

Stef said...

in the same vein and inspired by this post...

"I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!"
"Your winnings, sir."
"Oh, thank you very much."

Stef said...

It would be quite an amusing exercise to tell the tale of this economic apocalypse with a series of stitched together best bits from favourite movies; saving all the Charlton Heston stuff for the final act

Stef said...

"We finally really did it. Aaaaargh!!"

Stef said...

"Soylent Green is people!! Aaargh!!"

Stef said...

etc etc

not anonymous said...

well the stock markets seem to respond to zero interest rates

Anonymous said...

meanwhile in Iraq.

Source: Reuters
BAGHDAD, Dec 17 (Reuters) - The death toll from twin bomb blasts in central Baghdad on Wednesday rose to 18 people, with 53 wounded, police said.

The attack, which killed civilians and police, came as British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made a surprise visit to Iraq and met with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad.

Anonymous said...

just to remind ourselves of the official US death toll in Iraq
so far from the following have been removed from the "Theater",,yes folks life is a show,,one long moving picture show and we are the actors,,,take it away "Shakey"ma man!

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.

U.S. Confirmed Deaths
Reported Deaths: 4209
Confirmed Deaths: 4208

Anonymous said...

BEIRUT, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- The announcement about Russian donation of 10 Mig-29 jet fighters to the Lebanese army was a surprising news which raised political, military and strategic questions, local daily As-Safir said Wednesday.

Lebanese Defense Minister Elias Murr announced Tuesday following a meeting with his Russian counterpart Anatoly Serdyukove in Moscow that Russia has agreed to deliver to Lebanon 10 Mig-29 jet fighters.

The Mig-29 would be a significant donation to the Lebanese air force which currently consists of five Hawker Hunter jets from 1950s and 1960s, and a dozen helicopters.

Anonymous said...

every single day without fail Iraqi civilians are being removed from the "theater"in their scores whilst fat cunt Brown and Bush ponce around,,,humanity thus far is a failed experiment.Here in the UK every asshole is worried about his or her financial future.Maybe some ww3 is indeed needed to shake the masses out of their dumb stupor??wipe out a few million,,,mash the fucked up infrastructure up and start again,,,,why should citizens in the UK or anywhere else for that matter enjoy a relatively cosy existence at the expense of others??The UK and US are running amok and noone seems even remotely bothered to stop them.

But hey lets not take the show too seriously folks.It is all just Maya after all.

Stef said...

well the stock markets seem to respond to zero interest rates

they always do, for about a day

as a general rule, central banks shoveling out mountains of paper money to their mates for nothing is not quite as beneficial for a country's economic health as it's being cracked up to be

Stef said...

why should citizens in the UK or anywhere else for that matter enjoy a relatively cosy existence at the expense of others??

not much longer...

Stef said...

I wonder if whoever comes out on top will be as kind as we were

paul said...

why should citizens in the UK or anywhere else for that matter enjoy a relatively cosy existence at the expense of others??

That is the thinking behind globalised neo liberalism.

The desire is to bring the obvious benefits of the third world that has been constructed to the the first and second(whatever that is).

I think the obverse is the more important, why should others not have a relatively cosy existence?

Anonymous said...

I think the obverse is the more important, why should others not have a relatively cosy existence?

indeed why not???because we have too easy an existence at the expense of others I´d say.Through the banking scam and military might the majority of the planet has thus so far ie over the past 200 years been kept as slaves and servants to Euro/American needs.We plunder the natural resources and manpower for OUR benefit.

But hey the nature of the planet is change,,,enjoy the fuckin party.It will not last.Take your pleasure but pay the price comes to mind.

paul said...

That tends to look at 'we' in the west as an undifferentiated blob, the same inequalities of political, economic power and wealth are found in each subdivision,from north london to the prison system ,just to different degrees.
When the uk was at its imperial height, it was hardly an earthly paradise for the majority of its subjects.
The only time there was significant change was in the post war period, when people became aware that there was an alternative.
Unfortunately, now we have been taught there is none, that period looks increasingly like an aberration.