Questions Thread: Regarding the Banking Raj in Ireland

Stacy Summary: Re: the banking raj, I believe the banking occupation around the world operates in a very British Raj like system where the local big men (and women) are rewarded handsomely to keep down the local peasants. So, as per @Danny’s link, NAMA chairman receives 70% pay increase while the peasant workers are forced to eat austerity. For next Thursday’s Keiser Report, we will be interviewing David McWilliams so if you have any questions for him, please put them in comments below. If we use your question, we will use your screen name unless you note otherwise.

238 comments on “Questions Thread: Regarding the Banking Raj in Ireland
  1. Sam says:

    I will Youri and I do, thanks

  2. Sam says:

    @Gordo, no reply? I may not be the guy you wanted to answer your question but it’s a classic Robber Baron maneuver. Big oil wants to build the new gas pipeline without taxes or competition so ……

  3. x says:

    Beatles
    i should have known better – HQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d7VcSXWW0o

  4. the underfundedmentalist says:

    The Beatles – Maxwell’s Silver Hammer
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdXw7SHFyXc

  5. rich says:

    Easy question for David McWilliams:
    ask him…

    “Why does the media treat Wall Street apologist punks like Joe Weisenthal with such gushy affection?”

  6. x says:

    Beatles
    you’re going to lose that girl – HQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl61_3HXVQI

  7. Ted says:

    Do expect in criminal prosecutions with the Gov officials and banksters ?

  8. Palantíri says:

    Too much Beatles, relax and slow down with some different tunes.
    Opeth – The Drapery Falls
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfslLWySZYg
    My Dying Bride – The Wreckage of My Flesh
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmjL3eoQF0k

  9. SuperGeek says:

    @Y’All
    hey look there goes ELVIS… Yo King!!!

  10. Majestic says:

    Hi Max, Stacy, everyone.

    [1] Congrats on getting David. I’m hoping for an interesting show.

    [2] My question is HOW CAN we have a sustainable economy? (I know David has some kind of a position on this)

    Even proposed ‘resource based’ or ‘technology based’ economies (ie “The Venus Project) seem to eventually run up against limits (but then, every earth dwelling economy would (?) Not sure what I’m mulling over here – need my morning coffee!)

    [3] For those who missed my post on this last month, David’s documentary “Addicted to Money” is available on the Internet archive:
    http://www.archive.org/details/AddictedToMoney

    [4] Those who occasionally post ET/alien links here amuse me given this is really an economic blog. (I find the subject interesting though). I had heard it proposed once, that one of the reasons for so much governmental secrecy on the subject concerns that nature of alien society: That within it THEY HAVE NO MONEY!! (ie they dont use any such form of it themselves). And the damage that such an acknowledgment would do to our own realization of how our own society might be structured/restructured to eliminate want/need/poverty and of course the collapse of financial power over others that would ensure.

    No idea whether that’s true or not… but an interesting thought

    cheers and beers all :-)

  11. Youri Carma says:

    UFO TECH NAZI Bell Joe Farrell Fusion Counter Rotating Plasma Vids http://tinyurl.com/yfwzddn

  12. x says:

    @ elvis (& beach boys)
    The Beatles
    i want you – HQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76lsT18bk8M

  13. the underfundedmentalist says:

    Black Sabbath-Wizard
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCjspyo-_aI

  14. Palantíri says:

    @Majestic – thanks for the Video link

    yes there is too much conspiracy theories floating around here on this site, one thing is to talk objectively about it but all too often I find that the person bringing up such stuff always wants to convince other and make them believe what he believes.

    This site is about follow the money, truth about markets, finance markets and scandal, and a little jibber jabber fun.

  15. GGees says:

    this board has become a 70s music board—too many hippies in here lol go for the bong guys

  16. Youri Carma says:

    nazi ufo The Bell Documentry http://tinyurl.com/y9yh22j

  17. x says:

    @ GGees
    Are you not capable of constructing a legitimate argument?
    Insult is not a valid form of argument.
    If you don’t like music, blow it off.

    This is the curse of this comment board: many (not all) people talking about things they know nothing about, desperately latching onto anything that they may simplistically contradict, to hit ‘enter’ on their keyboard.

  18. Youri Carma says:

    The Quicksilver Connection http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWYDkYGmchE

  19. Youri Carma says:

    Conspiracy of Science – Earth is in fact growing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJfBSc6e7QQ

  20. Holy shit

    219 comments, and only a handful of questions for McWilliams?!?!?!?

    Here’s my question…
    Two Bedouin were riding in the desert and complaining about each other’s camels.
    One of them thought of a wager to test the other (since he knew his camel was pathetic)
    They would race to a nearby oasis, and whoever got there LAST would win the bet.
    The other agreed and so they sat there…
    Several hours later, a Wise Old man who understood the economic principle of MAXIMIZATION came across the two Bedouin just sitting there…
    After finding out why they were in such a position, he went over and whispered TWO WORDS into each of the Bedouins’ ears…
    immediately they jumped on the camels and took off racing…
    What were the two words he whispered in their ears?

    And if anyone knows the answer, DON’T WRITE IT HERE!!!!
    I want to see how sharp this McWilliams REALLY is…
    Thank you, and good afternoon…

    Oh and Pony Sanasonic… you are a fucking moron with your mercury poisoning bullshit re:Gold mining…
    you should learn to differentiate between artisinal miners and mining companies… If anything, CYANIDE from the heap leaching process is of greater risk to the people and environment in less conscientious operations…
    Then again, as someone else noted, your name is grey, and as such, you could very well just be Max stirring the shit with a pseudo…

  21. Casper Studly says:

    OMG! You don’t think Max would deploy sock to appear here incogfuckingnito? Naw. Who could believe such a thing. Max? Naw. He has way too much fun telling dweebs to fuck off right to their face.

    Me, on the other hand.. thaz a diffrent story altogehter, ja?

  22. @casper

    Who knows?
    I’m just trying to delineate the possibilities…
    Otherwise it is a belligerent nitwit with little spunk to match the balls…
    Ya’seen?

  23. GGees says:

    @ x

    my but your sensitive, my comment was written in jest—relax dude and pass the bong sheeeze

  24. This one is for Bonn

    RAIKONNEN ISN’T DRIVING F1 THIS YEAR?!?!?!

    WTF?!?!?!

    Looks like this year is about Nico Rosberg and the Shoe-maker square-head
    Team Ferrari is toast

  25. tax breaks for artists says:

    David

    as someone who reviles the insiders who bleed the system for all it’s worth, can you explain why you take an artists’ tax break for your book the pope’s children, claiming it is an original creative work? Sort of reeks of someone who is clued into the system using it to unfair advantage

    Unless you are saying you made at least some of it up. And plagiarising BoBos in Paradise doesn’t count for creativity

    perhaps you’d like to donate the tax break now you see the error of your ways?

  26. Danny says:

    Question for David McWilliams

    Ernst & Young have been implicated in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy recently for failing to “challenge accounting gimmicks that allowed Lehman to hide some $50 billion in assets in 2008, while claiming it had reduced its overall leverage levels.”

    Ernst & Young have now been appointed to NAMA when they signed off on Anglo Irish Bank’s cooked accounts. What is going on here? Why is this being allowed to happen? Is corruption the business model of Ireland now?

    Danny, in Cork

  27. david says:

    I’d like to know what he thinks lies at the core of the problem in Ireland, whether its corruption or stupidity that has us in this mess, is it a combination of both, and if it is corruption is he calling for convictions, shouldn’t he be.
    Does he know of anyone in Gov. (any party) that is willing to call for the repeal of NAMA would he support such a call, if not why not.
    Whats he know that we don’t.

    Perhaps you could consider having Michael O’Leary on as guest I heard him on a show recently, very entertaining, had some great views on how to sort Ireland out, he said on this show that he answers all letters wrote to him, I’m sure he’d love a go on your show, you could stick right in.

  28. david says:

    Whose cock is he not sucking.

  29. lone ranger says:

    NAMA, Anglo, Golden Circle, Irish Bank Guarantee, Seannie Fitz,

    David has contributed immensely to exposing the fraud perpertrated in Ireland and enlightening the masses to the imaginary wealth boom of Eire dubbed the celtic tiger. Delighted to see him on the Keiser report.

    Can you ask DMcW:
    – what does ex Anglo boss Seannie Fitzpatrick have on the high ranking members of Fianna Fail that keeps him out of prosecution / jail?

    – same question re what do the Golden Circle have on Fianna Fail?

    – the Irish Bank Guarantee (lenihans smoke and mirrors magic trick) will expire in september…obviously only a few months left to get out of dodge … whats davids view on this? does he know any good banks in europe?

    – does DMcW know that there is only a measly 5.5 tonnes of gold in the Irish Central Bank (see “World_Official_Gold_Holdings_Dec_2009.pdf” ), what will this mean for the people of Eire when the SHTF with FIAT money?

    – NAMA, the transfer of the last bit on money from the working class of Ireland to the elite, the biggest hijack of the peoples money in the history of Ireland, mother oj Jaysus, the biggest load of SH1T ever greated…. I could go on…

    What ever happened to Kenny’s idea of a Good Bank … that idea lasted all of one weekend … that was the nail in the coffin for me to prove that Fianna Gaels Enda Kenny is a spineless tracktor jockey and that the oppossion is in on the act too.

    – when will the irish revolution start?

  30. lone ranger says:

    David has contributed immensely to exposing the fraud perpertrated in
    Ireland and enlightening the masses to the imaginary wealth boom of Eire
    dubbed the celtic tiger. Delighted to see him on the Keiser report.

    Can you ask DMcW:
    – what does ex Anglo boss Seannie Fitzpatrick have on the high ranking
    members of Fianna Fail that keeps him out of prosecution / jail?

    – same question re what do the Golden Circle have on Fianna Fail?

    – the Irish Bank Guarantee (lenihans smoke and mirrors magic trick)
    will expire in september…obviously only a few months left to get out
    of dodge … whats davids view on this? does he know any good banks in
    europe?

    – does DMcW know that there is only a measly 5.5 tonnes of gold in the
    Irish Central Bank (see “World_Official_Gold_Holdings_Dec_2009.pdf” ),
    what will this mean for the people of Eire when the SHTF with FIAT money?

    – NAMA, the transfer of the last bit on money from the working class of
    Ireland to the elite, the biggest hijack of the peoples money in the
    history of Ireland, mother oj Jaysus, the biggest load of SH1T ever
    greated…. I could go on…

    What ever happened to Kenny’s idea of a Good Bank … that idea lasted
    all of one weekend … that was the nail in the coffin for me to prove
    that Fianna Gaels Enda Kenny is a spineless tracktor jockey and that the
    oppossion is in on the act too.

    – when will the irish economic revolution start?

    – if Ireland does manage to overthrow the government and bank oligarchy
    we should join with iceland to start Europe V2.0 “the free peoples
    republic of europe”

  31. bubbles79 says:

    Ask David Mcwilliams if any of the projects/ideas discussed at the economic summit he organised in Farmleigh house last year have been developed further, or was it all a waste of time? I like David Mcwilliams and enjoy reading his articles, so I saw the summit positively, but as I work in the cafe in Farmleigh house and I lost three days work because of it I wont be too happy if it was just a bunch of rich Irish people congratulating each other on amassing personal fortunes. Paul

    PS. I’m a student so I needed those three days

  32. Mrs Doyle says:

    Q for David

    now that Ireland Ltd. has been driven into the ground with the find a bigger eejit housing scam and the only things we actually had, fishing and farming, were sold off cheap years ago by feckless muck savages voted into positions of trust by feckless muck savages, on the promise of a free lunch. with there intended result, that Ireland Ltd. has been taken over by Europe Ltd., so now any profit made in Ireland will go straight to head office. what can be done until we get out of the BS that is the EU and every branch on every tree in St. Stephens green has a “cute hooower” swinging from it ??

    ps.
    I will make the tea and sandwiches for the lynchings, ham from flying pigs ok do you think ??

  33. Seosamh OGallunai says:

    Ask David McWilliams why the Irish Media worship at the alter of Obama?
    Ask him to point up the sheer arrogance of Charlie MCCreevy who would not listen to his own decent ESRI advisors at the time, insisted on thinking and acting like an accountant and not a economist, and was the first engineeer of this Irish economic disaster. Where did he end up/With a big fat job and subsequent pension from the EU…

  34. Seosamh OGallunai says:

    Recently Green Senator Deirdre DeBurca quitted the Senate because she was not appointed to Maire Geoghegan-Quinn’s European Commission cabinet.
    Brian Cowan Lobbied heavily for her. However the post was given to Shane Sutherland. ‘
    ‘Phoenix also notes in the same article that Charlie McCreevy lobbied for Shane Sutherland (who has worked in McCreevy’s cabinet – and is the son of Peter) to be given a position.’
    According to a source i had in the Economic and Social Research Institute, now deceased, Mc Creevy was the architect of doom for Irish Economic System. He thought like an accountant and not like an economist, was arrogent taking no advice from even one of the ‘Three Wise Men’of Irish Economics. McCreevy became an European Comissioner, now on a huge pension.

    Peter Sutherland sits on the board of Goldmann.
    ‘Peter Denis Sutherland, Honorary KCMG (born 25 April 1946) is an international businessman and former Attorney General of Ireland, associated with the Fine Gael party (part of the Christian Democrat bloc). He is a barrister by profession, and is also Senior Counsel at the Irish Bar. He is also known for serving in a variety of business and political roles.’
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Sutherland
    http://www.politics.ie/green-party/123646-deidre-de-burca-may-not-quitting-after-all-no-job-her-brussels.html

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