Europe Considers Wholesale Savings Confiscation – Cyprus All Over Again


Opinion: RBS hit with £3bn bill as hopes slide for sell-off before election: Bank faces huge new mis-selling scandal-Mail Online-John Gelmini

Dr Alf's Blog

Nothing will be done about those responsible for the 2008 Financial Crisis because those responsible are too powerful and control the politicians, the judiciary, the police and the entire system although their spokespersons would have us believe otherwise.

Changing the politicians, regulators or quangocrats makes no difference because who we vote for and who obtains quangocracy appointments are already been decided in advance.

We are told that either the voters decide or that we have a “meritocracy”, in each case this is not the truth because voters are given misleading information and their choices are “edited” to ensure that they choose “correctly”.

As for appointment on merit we have only to look at the NHS, the education system, the fiddled crime figures,the lack of regulation by regulators and the incompetence of the BBC to see that all is not well.

Putting pressure on the politicians can effect small changes…

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Slave #Britain: State #pensions could be outsourced to private companies (#uk #ids)

Order Of Truth

pensionsThe Guardian reports that ‘restricted’ documents sent to senior MPs in January of this year reveal the Iain Duncan Smith is considering outsourcing state pension administration to private companies.

As part of the government’s ‘austerity’ drive, the Department for Work and Pensions is looking to save £2 billion from its operational budget by 2016.

The document says that the department needs to consider strategic shifts in the way pensions and other benefits for over 65’s are managed. It says, “This includes a review of the pension service’s current delivery model and alternative delivery models.”

According to the document, the department has already gone as far as it can in making the delivery of pensions efficient. The government has ten pension centres around the UK and employs around 7,000 to administer £80 billion in state pensions, £7.7 billion in pension credits, and £2.8 billion in other pension benefits.

Pensions expert, Ros…

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George Soros And His ‘New World Order’

#AFN2014 says #BildebergClub

With heavy debts and a disabled child, this couple can’t afford to quit jobs just yet

#AFN2014 says `Heavy Debts and a Disabled Child’ in a world that has no real welfare for those without the ability to fight!

The Canadian dollar hasn’t had this bad a start to a year in more than 4 decades. Has it seen the worst?


20 Signs That The Global Economic Crisis Is Starting To Catch Fire

For those of you who are considering expatriation: If your only reason is to escape the coming economic collapse of the Great Satin, you might want to rethink your decision. This will not be confined to the uSSA. It is (and will continue to be) a GLOBAL phenomenon from which there is no place on earth to escape. Keep you powder dry. — jtl, 419

by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse

Lighting A Match - Photo by Sebastian RitterIf you have been waiting for the “global economic crisis” to begin, just open up your eyes and look around.  I know that most Americans tend to ignore what happens in the rest of the world because they consider it to be “irrelevant” to their daily lives, but the truth is that the massive economic problems that are currently sweeping across Europe, Asia and South America are going to be affecting all of us here in the U.S…

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Yearly Climate Spending 10x More Than UN Estimate For Ending World Hunger


Yet UN Recommends Another $147B Be Spent On Warming

” The United Nations estimates it would cost $30 billion a year to end world hunger. That sounds like a lot, but the world spent more than ten times that amount in 2012 on global warming mitigation, according to a recent Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) study.

  And the UN says the world needs to spend even more on global warming mitigation. Much more.

  According to the Reuters analysis of the Summary for Policymakers of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report, due to be released this April, the UN is calling on the world to invest an extra $147 billion a year in wind, solar, and nuclear power from 2010 to 2029. If we add that figure to CPI’s measure, the UN wants us to spend approximately $506 billion a year to mitigate…

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6 Financial Monsters That Have Only Gotten Bigger After Destroying the Economy

Stop Making Sense

Alex Henderson writes for Alternet:

Before the crash of September 2008—the worst economic downturn in the United States since the 1929 crash that marked the beginning of the Great Depression—most Americans had never heard the term “too big to fail.” But that term became all too familiar when hundreds of billions of dollars were set aside to bail out the nation’s largest financial institutions. And many of the mega-banks that caused the panic of 2008 have become even larger.

In November, Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts warned that “the four biggest banks are 30% larger than they were five years ago” (JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup and Wells Fargo). Warren isn’t the only one who is worried. Many other proponents of financial reform, from economists Dean Baker (co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research), Joseph E. Stiglitz (a professor at Columbia University) and Simon Johnson to politicians…

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