Neoliberal Silverspooner Gina Rinehart Want’s a Northern Australia “Economic Zone” Where they Can Pay Workers < $2.00 a Day

by Scott Creighton

Africans want to work for less than two dollars per day because if they don’t we call them “extremists” and we shoot them in the face. We need Australians like that. A lot of them. I make 2 million dollars an hour. Suck on that. I’m rich cus I was smart and was born to a wealthy daddy who molested me when he got drunk. So let’s get the little darkies up north and make ‘em work for peanuts while we hold Roman orgies and build pyramids to our greatness” and artist’s impression of Gina Rinehart’s humanitarian video

Oh yeah. The billionaires are ready to bring the pain baby. We gotta compete on that all important Global Market! It’s globalization my friends and billionaires just can’t get enough of it. Race to the bottom for the useless eaters class!

Here is a video mash-up of a few of the highlights of her little discussion which I also put below. You can see from it, she is all upset that the fortune she inherited being the only  child of a billionaire Ayn Rand caricature is about to stop growing at the growth rate she sees as potentially just waiting in Northern Australia… once their government gets off their lazy asses and makes slave labor legal again.

“Africans will work for less than $2 a day!? You hear that? We gotta get us some of that shit! We need like a trade zone or something. You know, like they got in Haiti?!”

“Just think of all those savages sitting around in the north getting drunk and cashing dole checks. Think of each one as a little, hairy, foul-smelling, thick-lipped ATM machine and we got the only cash cards!”

“We can do it! We just have to learn from our apartheid and zionist brothers!”

“Get rid of those regulations! Get rid of all that environmental protection crap! Get rid of those taxes! Kill off the bleeding heart “ebil leftists” with drones and let’s make some damn money! and oh yeah, small business blah blah blah… liberty… blah blah blah… death tax… blah blah blah.” Gina Rinehart (sorta)

She wants to turn the Indigenous Australians living in the northern parts of the country into slaves! yippie! Hell, her daddy once talked about “rounding ‘em up” and sterilizing them by putting stuff in their water supply while another guy talked about “civilizing the savages” on national television

Kinda makes Little Orphan Gina look like Mother Teresa by comparison, don’t it?

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Obama Meets his Prestitute Megaphonies to Prep “Fiscal Cliff” Compromise Propaganda

by Scott Creighton

Barack Obama has every intention of betraying his base… once again, this time on the subject of crippling “austerity” measures (read as “IMF structural reform package”) that will be “needed” to avoid the ever looming mythical fiscal cliff. So he called a special meeting with some of the left-wing propaganda peddlers to have a little off-the-record meeting at the White House. The idea is to get the talking points directly to the megaphonies so there’s no communication divide while at the same time expressing to them their personal importance to the administration, capitalizing on their feelings of entitlement in order to ensure they will strive their hardest to convince their audiences that something that is in their worst interest is actually in their best interests. To lie to their fans for the president and his neoliberal agenda in other words.

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Charter Schools Save Money? Think Again – $500,000 Bonus to a Failed Charter Principal

by Scott Creighton

student at Young’s Motel 6 High School

School didn’t have computers, a library or even cafeteria services and the money the for-profit school saved by cheating 181 kids out of a decent education, they apparently divided up among themselves when the gig was finally up in Orlando. Christ, according to their recent evaluation, they couldn’t even teach English!

When you think about charter schools, you think about someone trying to sell the “public/private partnership” in terms of saving taxpayers some money. It’s simply not true. It costs more per student to educate through a charter school system and most studies show the education they receive is rather substandard at best. No accountability, no morals.. the WalMartization of Education is at hand.

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The Inconvenient Truth of Left Wing Fascists Like Rahm

by Scott Creighton

The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerated the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism: ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power.” FDR

In all my years of rants and ravings against the neoliberalization of this country and others, nothing makes me more angry than the ongoing efforts to privatize public education. There is nothing more insidious and contemptible than attempting to pocket profits from limiting the potential futures of young people in service of the oligarchs and the ruling class. When I see billionaires and multimillionaires like Oprah sitting around trying to spin a purely fascist policy like this as a viable option to the Pious Driving middle class liberals, it makes me as sick as watching Amy Goodman sell the Libyan and Syrian “humanitarian interventions”

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The Obama Justice Department vs Big Five Banks Settlement is Actually a Payoff for Services Rendered

by Scott Creighton

Keep this information in mind as you read the following article: The largest banks made a combined 13 billion dollars in profits from 7.77 trillion dollars of undisclosed emergency loans from the Federal Reserve bank over and above the 780 billion dollar banker bailouts. The loans and the bailouts were a direct reaction to the crisis caused by the criminal and fraudulent behavior of these same banks which the Obama administration now says will cost them roughly 1 billion a piece. 13 billion in profits for criminal activities (that we know of) and 5 billion in penalties (spread out over the course of a few years) while it is left to investors to foot the bill for the rest of the 26 billion dollar “settlement” deal. No further criminal prosecution, no further investigation required.

From Bloomberg News Nov. 2011 -

  • The six biggest U.S. banks, which received $160 billion of TARP funds, borrowed as much as $460 billion from the Fed… JPMorgan, Bank of America, Citigroup Inc. (C), Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC), Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) and Morgan Stanley
  • Bank of America and New York-based Citigroup each received $45 billion from TARP.
  • Total assets held by the six biggest U.S. banks increased 39 percent to $9.5 trillion on Sept. 30, 2011, from $6.8 trillion on the same day in 2006, according to Fed data.
  • Employees at the six biggest banks made twice the average for all U.S. workers in 2010, based on Bureau of Labor Statistics hourly compensation cost data.
  • Bank of America took over Merrill Lynch & Co. at the urging of then-Treasury Secretary Paulson after buying the biggest U.S. home lender, Countrywide Financial Corp.
  • Wells Fargo bought Wachovia Corp., the fourth-largest U.S. bank by deposits before the 2008 acquisition.
  • JPMorgan absorbed the country’s largest savings and loan, Seattle-based Washington Mutual Inc., and investment bank Bear Stearns Cos. The New York Fed, then headed by Timothy F. Geithner, who’s now Treasury secretary, helped JPMorgan complete the Bear Stearns deal by providing $29 billion of financing, which was disclosed at the time.

original article below

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The Obama administration finalized their latest and most heinous betrayals of their 3 year history yesterday when they announced their settlement between the big five banks and state and federal governments on their “investigation” into the massive systemic mortgage fraud conspiracy. There will be no investigation. We will never know the full extent of the criminal conspiracy to decimate the economy of the United States of America because Barack Obama’s “Justice” Department has struck a deal. The economic hit-men who are running this country won out as Left Cover Obama sold us out. Again.

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Neo-liberal Destabilization Plan for Syria Continues: How long till we are on that “Seven Countries” list?

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Russia opposes ‘Libyan scenario’ in Syria and will block resolution

Syrian government accepted Russian brokered peace talks with opposition

The Syrian “rebels/activists” rejected a Russian brokered peace talks

The Syrian “rebels/activists” sabotage state run natural gas pipeline and murdered a doctor

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So, I came back to see him (in the Pentagon) a few weeks later (October of 2001) and by that time we were bombing in Afghanistan and I said “Are we still going to war with Iraq?” and he said “It’s worse than that.” He said.. he reached over on his desk and he picked up a piece of paper and he said “I just got this down from upstairs today..” meaning the Secretary of Defense’s office… and he said “this is a memo that describes how we are going to take out 7 countries in 5 years.. starting with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and finishing off Iran.Gen. Westley Clark

When every single MSM “news” outlet is on the same page, reporting “activist said” unsubstantiated propaganda pertaining to Libya, Somalia and Syria as unquestionable fact, the current administration is free to do whatever they want with no fear of reprisal from their so-called “progressive” supporters. That means the Obama administration of “CHANGE” is able to openly continue yet another horrendous and illegal policy of the Bush administration, the neoliberalization of several state centered nations, unencumbered by the inherent restrictions of democracy ie the “will of the people” who would never support premeditated invasions and occupations of other nations for the express interests of multinational corporations and financial institutions.

Just as the complicit corporatist media assisted the Bush regime in manufacturing consent for the illegal invasion of Iraq, they are doing the exact same thing now under the Obama administration as they openly continue to fulfill the “7 countries in 5 years” agenda set so long ago.

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Corporatist Shills at Prison Planet Deride Keystone Pipeline Rejection in Support of Big Government Eminent Domain Seizures of Private Property

by Scott Creighton

The “libertarians” over at Prison Planet didn’t lift a finger to help kill off the “Big Guberment” SOPA Bill that seems to have been shelved at least for now no thanks to the “Info Warriors”.

In yet another pro-corporatist move it seems they are a bit peeved that Obama has decided to take another look at the Keystone Pipeline project which would have taken their blessed private property away from land owners via eminent domain and handed it over to a CANADIAN mega corporation so they could pump oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

So much for the respect of private property and limited government.

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Beyond Pretense: The Global Free Market Wars Finally Acknowledged (and another U.S.S. Liberty event on the horizon?)

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: After all attempts to frame Iran have failed thus far, a Jerusalem Post article (written by a former Israeli intelligence officer turned Operation Mockingbird style “journalist“) suggests Iran will provide the needed pretext for the war themselves by attacking a U.S. warship. Get that? They failed to frame Iran for everything from rigged elections to 9/11 and now, out of the blue, they expect Iran will make the unusually stupid move of attacking a U.S. warship and setting themselves up for regime change and perhaps a million dead Iranians in the process.

A Prison Planet article about this frightening prediction mentions Gulf of Tonkin and the USS Maine false flag attacks but for some reason never mentions the prolonged Israeli attack on the U.S.S. Liberty (see details at the end of this article) which looked to pull us into their conflict with Egypt until a Russian sub was spotted nearby watching the hours long attack and the Liberty simply refused to sink. Go figure.

UPDATE 2: Chris Mathews covered the Israeli assassination of the Iranian nuclear scientist yesterday. You might think that is good, but it is not because of HOW they covered it; they are setting up a narrative explaining WHY the Iranians would launch a military attack of some kind against the U.S. Navy. And that is EXACTLY the same thing the Jerusalem Post wrote about the other day.

The story line according the Hardball goes something like this:

  • The Obama administration doesn’t want a conflict with Iran (even though it’s obvious that they do want a regime change in Iran)
  • The new sanctions on Iran are making them desperate (even though South Korea, China, North Korea, Venezuela, Russia, Pakistan, India and others are not going to abide by them, and neither is Halliburton for that matter)
  • The Israeli attack on a nuclear scientist is going to prompt Iran to attack the U.S. (even though they know it was not the U.S. that killed their scientist and even though there are Israeli ships in the Gulf as well as U.S. ships)
  • There are mentions of Iran firing a missile at a U.S. warship or mining the Straight of Hormuz (does that remind anyone of the Cheonan incident, or is it just me?)
  • Israel will then “help” the United States and be the good guys by striking back at Iran.

Mathews and Hardball are not helping us by exposing the underlying truth in this situation but rather they are laying the groundwork for the official narrative of another false flag attack even before it plays out. The Iranians would never launch an attack on a US warship because Israel killed another of their scientists. That premise is ludicrous at best. And yet, there it is.

UPDATE 3: British Prime Minister has gone to meet with the Saudi Royal family just days after the Saudi ruling regime killed protesters and hours after the British issue a warning to their citizens about traveling to that region due to “conflicts” escalating.

UPDATE 4: According to the complicit MSM, an “independent news service” known as irannuc.ir is claiming that the Iranian people buried the nuclear scientist chanting “death to the US. death to Israel” and they claim that Iran (quoting unnamed sources) is planning an attack against the West in retaliation. Of course the only videos of the burial show mourners saying “death to the terrorists”

It appears the “independent news service” (read as US financed destabilization campaign NGO) is helping to push the “Iran is going to attack” narrative.

This irannuc propaganda is already on Fox News and MSN alike.

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For years I have been using the phrase “The Global Free Market Wars” to explain what is happening around the world. I didn’t coin the phrase, I don’t know who did, I wish I had. The pretense is coming to a end.  The Global War on Terror is and has been since it’s inception, a fraud. A lie. 935 lies for Iraq; 1 Big Lie for Afghanistan (built on literally tons of smaller lies); NGO lies for Libya; a Fox News generated lie for Pakistan; a retroactive lie for Yemen; a lie of omission for Sudan; an opportunistic lie for North Korea; and finally, a string of lies for Iran.

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American Everyman Imperialist War and Political Ticker

by Scott Creighton

Things are speeding up and we are rushing headlong into 2012, the year of real “CHANGE” in America. Hillary Clinton and Leon Panetta are busy prodding Iran, Syria and Russia into all-out war while the presidential race is neatly boxed in with all neoliberal candidates arguing about who would privatize Social Security fastest leaving Granny to feast on Wal-mart brand deregulated cat food while their friends in Wall Street post still more record bonuses.

Let’s check out some of the latest news.

Destabilization Campaigns

After being demonized for months for not letting Arab League observers into Syria, the Assad government has allowed them to come see what’s really happening in their country. Terrorists attacked an area as the observers advance team showed up last Saturday. They were hoping to derail the process but the observers showed up anyway and now that they are there, their leader has made it clear that they saw “nothing frightening” in Homs, supposedly the epicenter of all that violence, at least that’s what “activists say” journalism has been reporting in the MSM. The MSM seem to side with the al Qaeda linked Syrian opposition when they claim it was an “inside job

Let’s take a quick look back at some of the failed fake news stories and propaganda campaigns focused on destabilizing Syria so that we can force regime change and our own special brand of neoliberalized Shock Therapy “democracy”

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MF Global bankruptcy-On the Edge with Max Keiser

Conspiracy Theory No More: Goldman Sachs in a Bid to Rule the World

Goldman Sachs is certainly a major player in the push to rule the world by financial insiders, but the real master has been and still is, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the central banks of the network of privately owned central banks. Goldman was instrumental in creating the world financial crisis by developing, selling, and betting against the worthless credit default swaps that destroyed state pension funds and national economies from Florida to Greece.

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Accused of Deception, Citi Agrees to Pay $285 Million

from the New York Times

Citigroup has agreed to pay $285 million to settle a civil fraud complaint that it misled investors in a $1 billion derivatives deal tied to the United States housing market, then bet against the investors as the housing market began to show signs of distress, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday.

The S.E.C. also brought a civil action against a Citigroup employee who was responsible for structuring the transaction, and brought and settled another against the asset management unit of Credit Suisse and a Credit Suisse employee who also had responsibility for the derivative security…

… In the Citigroup case, however, it was the bank itself that chose assets for the portfolio that it then bet against. Investors were not told of its role or that Citigroup had an interest that was adverse to the interests of investors.

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DEBTOCRACY (FULL – ENG Subs)

Neoliberalism is a crime, it’s a crime against humanity, and it is the now the established religion of the elite and political classes.

As is pointed out in this film, even if this odious debt we face here is in fact completely legitimate, which of course it is not, but even if it is, it is immoral and illegal to kill a nation’s own people in order to pay it off. And that’s exactly what they are doing when they attack the social safety net, the public education system, Social Security, and the health care policies of America.

“What they are in effect saying is that they are going to default in their obligations to the Greek people. And I don’t understand how a social democratic, socialist popularly elected government can turn to it’s own voters and say “we are going to default on you rather than defaulting on the financial institutions”

Watch the movie.

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The Federal Reserve Cartel: Part I: The Eight Families

(Another must read. Also read the post below by Michael Hudson.)

by Dean Henderson, Left Hook Blog

The Four Horsemen of Banking (Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo) own the Four Horsemen of Oil (Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch/Shell, BP and Chevron Texaco); in tandem with Deutsche Bank, BNP, Barclays and other European old money behemoths. But their monopoly over the global economy does not end at the edge of the oil patch.

According to company 10K filings to the SEC, the Four Horsemen of Banking are among the top ten stock holders of virtually every Fortune 500 corporation.[1]

So who then are the stockholders in these money center banks?

This information is guarded much more closely. My queries to bank regulatory agencies regarding stock ownership in the top 25 US bank holding companies were given Freedom of Information Act status, before being denied on “national security” grounds. This is rather ironic, since many of the bank’s stockholders reside in Europe.

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Replacing Economic Democracy with Financial Oligarchy

(A must read)

by Michael Hudson, Information Clearinghouse

Soon after the Socialist Party won Greece’s national elections in autumn 2009, it became apparent that the government’s finances were in a shambles. In May 2010, French President Nicolas Sarkozy took the lead in rounding up €120bn ($180 billion) from European governments to subsidize Greece’s unprogressive tax system that had led its government into debt – which Wall Street banks had helped conceal with Enron-style accounting.

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