Monthly Archives: December 2010

Irish Politicians Lie, Cheat and Steal – Shock!

I’d just like to call attention to this extremely interesting piece on why Irish politicians are keen to cover up regulatory breaches in a certain company based in Ireland. This country is truly in the toilet – and the only … Continue reading

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Julian Assange’s Testimony

I’ll be back in a few days for economic commentary and the like – but I feel I have to highlight this video. Presenting: Julian Assange and WikiLeaks – sans spin! Listen carefully – there’s a million and one insights … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas!

Well, I’m sure as hell not doing a post today – my head is killing me from… er… certain festive transgressions. But here’s a Christmas present… Presenting, the best documentary ever made (well, second best – Curtis’ ‘Century of the … Continue reading

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Interview With the Director of ‘Inside Job’ on the Corruption of Academic Economics

Very interesting:

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Euromorons: Was the Eurozone Doomed from the Very Beginning?

Professor Geoffrey Underhill ran a very interesting article today arguing – well… arguing that the Eurozone is not only bunk, but has been bunk from the very beginning. I’ve been coming increasingly to think this over the past few weeks. … Continue reading

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Obama’s Tax Deal: Minimum Stimulation

So, Obama ‘bipartisan’ tax deal is on the table – ‘bipartisan’ being a synonym here for ‘wholesale selling-out’. Yes, Obama and his wussy supporters have put together a walking corpse of a bill – the key focus of which is … Continue reading

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Anglo Irish’s Off-Sheet Balances – AIB: Worth a Damn?

Just to point to a post about Anglo Irish and AIB over at Yves Smith’s Naked Capitalism blog. Smith points to this statement released from Brussels yesterday regarding the Irish banking system. She highlights two interesting passages. First of all: … Continue reading

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News Flash: Assange Announces Bank of America to be WikiLeaks First Major Financial Target

Remember a while ago when WikiLeaks stated that they had information on a certain American banking institution? Well, Assange has now confirmed that this is, in fact, Bank of America. Assange also confirmed that WikiLeaks was holding a vast amount … Continue reading

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Cryptome.org: Weighing in on the Debate on Freedom of Information

Originally, I wasn’t going to weigh in on this debate – basically, because I thought it was stupid and boring. But now – due to certain circumstances that have arisen – I feel I must. The other day I ran … Continue reading

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Smell the Glove: Ireland’s Second Chance to Avoid Humiliation

I presume that everyone has caught a whiff of the obscure legal foot-stomping by the ECB on the front of the Irish Times website today (just to point out, the meat of this article is lifted verbatim from a Financial … Continue reading

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