We discuss those who live by the fraud, dying by the fraud as fraud is deployed to cover up fraud thus causing more fraud. In the second half, Max interviews precious metals expert, Ned Naylor-Leyland of QuilterCheviot.com about how the harmonisation of law across Europe has ironically driven the manipulation of the gold fix out into the open and how the rigged gold fix has meant that gold was not able to be classified as tier one capital.
A systems engineer by training with experience in computing security, military protocol analysis, and artificial intelligence, Sergeant said everything she found converged on an individual with a background apparently similar to hers — and who ended up sharing a name with Bitcoin’s creator.
Related to this, Newsweek stands by the story.
Britain’s bright young things now become consultants, art dealers, private bankers and hedge funders. Or, to put it another way, the oligarchs’ valets.
Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin, gets it: You pay them, you own them. Mr. Putin was absolutely certain that Britain’s managers — shuttling through the revolving door between cabinet posts and financial boards — would never give up their fees and commissions from the oligarchs’ billions. He was right.
In the austerity years of zero growth that followed the 2008 financial crash, this new source of vast wealth could not be resisted. Tony Blair is the latter-day embodiment of pirate Britain’s Sir Walter Raleigh. The former prime minister now advises the Kazakh ruler Nursultan Nazarbayev on his image in the West. Mr. Blair is handsomely paid to tutor his patron on how to be evasive about the crackdowns and the mine shootings that are facts of life in Kazakhstan.
Stacy Summary: This is considered legimate regime change kind of corruption in some parts of the world.
— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) March 7, 2014
Stacy Summary: Note that average weekly salary for a man in the UK in 1973 was £40.90, which was about 20% more than an ounce of gold. Today, if salaries had kept pace, the average salary for a man should be £1200. I think it’s less than half that.
— Telegraph News (@TelegraphNews) March 7, 2014
Jerome Kerviel, the convicted Societe Generale rogue trader, has embarked on a bizarre reverse-pilgrimage from Rome to Paris in a stand against the “tyranny of the markets” after his meeting with Pope Francis.
According to the French newspaper 20 Minutes, Kerviel has already started the near 900 mile journey and is not expected to reach Paris before 19 March – the date of the Supreme Court’s ruling on his appeal against his conviction.
We discuss an EU membership market on which the more than 50% euroskeptic populations of France, Spain, Greece and UK can dump their membership burdens on to those in Ukraine and beyond who want it. We also discuss the ‘sick joke’ that is home ownership in Troika occupied Greece. In the second half, Max interviews Dmitry Orlov of cluborlov.blogspot.com about his opinions on Ukraine and about the failed EU trade deal that led to the crisis and what the future holds for the economy.
Stacy Summary: This is the stuff of Great Depressions. No wonder there are so many neo-nazis and so much chaos there. All sorts of police vs protester even today.
— spyros gkelis (@northaura) March 6, 2014