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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Crusher of Sacred Cows – Rolling Stone
With its silly swipes at AOC, the American political establishment is once again revealing its blindness to its own unpopularity [...] The mortification on the Republican side has come more from media figures than actual elected officials. Still, there are plenty of people like Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) doing things like denouncing “this girl, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whatever she is” for preaching “socialism wrapped in ignorance.” A group of GOP House members booed her on the floor, to which she replied, “Don’t hate me cause you ain’t me, fellas.” [...] The latter issue, of course, is the real problem most of Washington has with “AOC”: her self-generated popularity and large social media presence means she doesn’t need to ask anyone’s permission to say anything. [...] She doesn’t have to run things by donors and she doesn’t need the assent of thinkfluencers like Cillizza or Max Boot (who similarly compared her to both Trump and Sarah Palin), because she almost certainly gains popularity every time one of those nitwits takes a swipe at her.
AOC  Alexandria  Ocasio-Cortez  Washington  bubble  lobby  vested  interest  revolving  door  USA  1% 
january 2019 by asterisk2a
(13856) Admit it. Republicans have broken politics. - YouTube
Admit it. Republicans have broken politics.
/ my way or the highways is not democracy
Brexit same picture, journalists did not call out some both.
book  DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  Bush  Nixon  Ronald  Reagan  extremism  EPA  ideology  Identity  fascism  far-right  right-wing  Republicans  neoliberal  neoliberalism  compromise  BarackObama  obstruction  USA  Brexit  Washington  1%  Lobby  Representation  democracy  trust  Redaktionsschluss 
october 2018 by asterisk2a
Ben Rhodes: ‘Obama has a serenity that I don't. I get more exercised’ | Film | The Guardian
(washington, westminster, berlin aka hauptstadt) bubble = “the Blob”, can be interpreted as lazy fat slow, nasty, disgusting, unhealthy, // reaktionary hyperventilating
BarackObama  Journalism  journalismus  Westminister  Whitehall  Washington  revolving  door  PR  Michael  Wolff  book  DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  Brexit  No  Representation  24/7  bubble 
january 2018 by asterisk2a
Naomi Klein on Trump Election: "This is a Corporate Coup d’État" - YouTube
Hillary's low voter turn-out. compared to Obama enthusiasm, gave it Trump. // Trump not republican, not ideolog, trump testing what will keep him in office (things might escalate). But Cabinet is Trump and Republican conspiracy. // "This is a Corporate Coup d’État" Cabinet picks are panic picks in part, to hold back progressive policy in west (regulating banks, pollution etc etc) ... next 100 days in favour of the SWAMP //&! ie shredding Net Neutrality - Meet The Man Who Might Kill The Internet - https://youtu.be/0DUM-7h1AlY - FCC appointment Ajit Pai. - if you are a corporatists, you want to limit competition, the small players coming up from down there ...
USA  presidential  election  2016  DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  Cabinet  GOP  Republican  neoliberalism  crony  Capitalism  Net  Neutrality  Climate  Change  Global  Warming  military–industrial  complex  self-regulation  deregulation  Washington  pollution  Labour  Union  Workers  minimum  wage  lobby  fracking  revolving  door 
january 2017 by asterisk2a
Obama defends globalisation on Germany visit - BBC News
US President Barack Obama has made a strong defence of globalisation as he arrived in Germany on his final visit to Europe before leaving office.
BarackObama  presidency  globalisation  globalization  Brexit  inequality  Poverty  working  poor  Super  Rich  1%  10%  20%  Plutocracy  USA  UK  DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  presidential  election  2016  Washington  No  Representation  squeezed  middle  class  immigration  culture  values  identity  post-racial  America  GFC  recovery  bank  Bailout 
november 2016 by asterisk2a
Michael Moore joins wide-ranging election talk | MSNBC
Trump spend more money on baseball hats than polls. polls to refine message. // trump refines his message on stage like the sales man he is. // Bernie won Michigan and Wisconsin. // Sanders win 22 states, ppl want change. ppl did not care about lable (socialist). // African American vote in Detroit and Michigan was down! Bc of 8 years of Obama did not trickle down onto Main Street! Pipes in Flint Michigan still not replaced! // DNC leaked debate questions to Hillary // "I was used." Not again. // lots of ppl did not check boxes for president but voted for everything else. happened in all states!!! // Authoritarian and Populist. // Fascism in 20th century will come w TV Show [... 21st w FB Newsfeed ] // Flint vs Manhatten ... dont blame the victim (voting for Trump), Manhatten where are dreams growth jobs and plenty. And journalistic coverage lokal and national! Flint? 90% ppl dont have philosophical luxury (Hillary, Trump, Stein, other) but have to survive and grasp for every straw; Donald J Trump. // America still racial. No post-racial America. // Pollsters live by data and died by data. // Progressives (Bernie alike) have to take over DNC/Democrats to have a chance in 2020!!! // Donald J Trump destroyed both (rigged) parties. // Elizabeth Warren might run 2020 and might be backed by DNC // Why not Tom Hanks. Oprah Winfrey? USA is celebrity-based culture. // Bernie and Trump spoke to same community, but w different answers. //
Donald  Trump  Michael  Moore  presidential  election  2016  Hillary  Clinton  Bernie  Sanders  DonaldTrump  Plutocracy  Elite  1%  10%  20%  Super  Rich  American  Dream  Washington  BarackObama  presidency  USA  recovery  GFC  globalisation  globalization  technological  unemployment  underinvestment  underemployed  underemployment  part-time 
november 2016 by asterisk2a
Excerpts of Hillary Clinton’s Paid Speeches to Goldman Sachs Finally Leaked
The excerpts are revealed in an email from Tony Carrk, the research director of the Clinton campaign, to John Podesta, the campaign chairman, and other top campaign officials. Carrk, who did not respond to a request for comment, highlighted in the memo the most politically damaging quotes from each paid speech, under headers including “CLINTON ADMITS SHE IS OUT OF TOUCH,” “CLINTON SAYS YOU NEED TO HAVE A PRIVATE AND PUBLIC POSITION ON POLICY,” and “CLINTON REMARKS ARE PRO KEYSTONE AND PRO TRADE.”
Hillary  Clinton  presidential  election  2016  No  Representation  Washington 
october 2016 by asterisk2a
Media Websites Battle Faltering Ad Revenue and Traffic
[lots more competition for people's attention] The trouble, the publishers say, is twofold. The web advertising business, always unpredictable, became more treacherous. And website traffic plateaued at many large sites, in some cases falling — a new and troubling experience after a decade of exuberant growth. Online publishers have faced numerous financial challenges in recent years, including automated advertising and ad-blocking tools. But now, there is a realization that something more profound has happened: The transition from an Internet of websites to an Internet of mobile apps and social platforms, and Facebook in particular, is no longer coming — it is here. [...] “How do I monetize [content]?” he asked. “Still not clear.” //&! bit.ly/1Sxbrdu - if buzzfeed is hurting, everyone else is screwed. //&! nyti.ms/1WzYfHE
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Mossack Fonseca: The Nazi, CIA And Nevada Connections... And Why It's Now Rothschild's Turn
What the story is about is the nebulous world of offshore tax evasion and tax havens, which based on data from the World Bank, IMF, UN, and central banks, hide between $21 and $32 trillion, where registered incorporation agents and law firms in small Caribbean countries (and not so small US states) make the laundering of money and the "disappearance" of the super wealthy, into untracable numbers hidden behind shell companies, possible. [...] Why is Nevada important? Because recall that according to a recent investigation by Bloomberg, "The World’s Favorite New Tax Haven Is the United States" ... [...] Rothschild’s Penney wrote that the U.S. “is effectively the biggest tax haven in the world.”
Panama  Papers  tax  evasion  tax  amnesty  tax  avoidance  money  laundering  bribery  corruption  Schwarze  Kassen  Schwarzgeld  Schwarzkasse  USA  lobby  Lobbying  lobbyist  revolving  door  Career  Politicians  tax  loopholes  Washington  Super  Rich  1%  plutocracy  oligarchy  trust  democracy  No  Representation  economic  history  crony  capitalism  shareholder  capitalism  budget  deficit 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Casino Jack and the United States of Money (2010)
Director: Alex Gibney / Writer: Alex Gibney //&! https://youtu.be/zY5UuWkVq8g //&! all the bad fish got away! only the shark got caught // party and campaign financiers; wall street: fossil fuel followed by the emergence of silicon valley firms. // congress does not serve american people. average citizen does not have a voice. ... congress need of money exploited, fighting each other with more and more money! getting a leg up on your opponent. who they get the money to be elected or re-elected? those who have already money! [...] public finance would end it!
USA  corruption  Greed  bribery  revolving  door  PAC  Super  PAC  presidential  election  2016  shareholder  capitalism  profit  maximisation  profit  maximization  exploitation  Washington  Lobbying  lobby  lobbyist  Career  Politicians  Jack  Abramoff  campaign  donation  campaign  finance  Party  Funding  constituency  trust  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  global  warming  environmental  damage  self-regulation  regulation  regulators  ecological  damage  GFC  Enron  Worldcom  bank  bailout  TBTF  too  big  to  fail  too  big  to  bail  too  big  to  jail  conglomerate  multinational  tax  evasion  tax  amnesty  tax  avoidance  money  laundering  influence  peddling  Special  Interest  Group  groups  vested  Fossil  fuel  industry  Silicon  Valley  subprime  No  Representation  post-racial  America  American  Dream  plutocracy  oligarchy  Super  Rich  1%  democracy  meritocracy  meritocratic  Gini  coefficient 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Al Gore urges world leaders to sign Paris climate deal
[ - ALL VOLUNTARY! - ]‘While the deal is not enough by itself, it is a major step forward,’ says former US vice president and climate campaigner during visit to Philippines
COP21  USA  presidency  barackobama  Supreme  Court  Washington  republicans  presidential  election  2016  republican  China  climate  change  BRIC  global  warming  western  world 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
MSNBC | Democratic Debate: The Young Turks Summary - YouTube
// nasty career politician - Hillary Clinton, spin and positioning ... supported by Wall Street donations and industry at large. // MSNBC | Democratic Debate: The Biggest Winner Was… - youtu.be/ckf8dNrJJtU //&! MSNBC | Democratic Debate: The Worst Line Was… - youtu.be/NS9DLDYgUkM //&! Elizabeth Warren Defends Bernie Sanders - youtu.be/GM1FDhXrSPw
presidential  election  2016  Bernie  Sanders  Hillary  Clinton  Elizabeth  Warren  Party  Funding  Super  PAC  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  revolving  door  Washington  No  Representation  Career  Politicians  plutocracy  1%  oligarchy  Super  Rich  election  campaign  promises  campaign  finance  vested  interest  interest  groups  Gini  coefficient  inequality  income  distribution 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
"The Untouchables (2013)" PBS documentary about how the Holder Justice Department refused to prosecute Wall Street Fraud despite overwhelming evidence : Documentaries
faustian pact they've made. getting funded their elections by greedy crony capitalists. and are thus beholden to their calls they make and the framework they said they would give them funding for their campaign under. // "breakdown of internal controls [...] 60% of loans in possible portfolio did not meet its own standards, were still bought, put into portfolio" - Citigroup exec // Underfunded/understaffed/non-experience/no-stars @FBI and CIA! corporates have a bigger pocket and star lawyers who know how to position and spin. And without a Whistleblower/Leak it is nearly impossible if not for the case that the accused was really stupid and left a clear trail and or incriminates himself in paperwork/communication. // "criminal intent" //&! No Regrets at Countrywide - bloom.bg/1UptWQC //&! Countrywide’s Mozilo Said to Face U.S. Suit Over Loans - bloom.bg/1RMqPEA //&! NEW SUIT - No, the US government hasn’t forgotten about Countrywide founder Angelo Mozilo - bit.ly/1lQbEfD
GFC  banking  crisis  Greed  crony  capitalism  bank  bailout  economic  history  white-collar  crime  accounting  scandal  corporate  scandal  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  oligarchy  plutocracy  Super  Rich  1%  Fraud  securities-fraud  bonuses  bonus  financial  incentive  financial  literacy  FinancialCrisisInquiryCommission  Mozilo  CountrywideFinancial  Angelo  Mozilo  subprime  NINJA  Loan  non-performing  NPL  CDS  CDO  citigroup  misselling  misrepresentation  Consumer  Protection  misleading  Positioning  PR  spin  doctor  manufactured  consent  Whistleblower  Eric  Holder  presidency  barackobama  Party  Funding  Justice  System  economic  injustice  Washington  revolving  door  accountability  due  diligence  miconduct 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Bloomberg EIC outlines editorial vision in wake of cuts | Poynter.
[In your clients interest.] After a day of layoffs that claimed dozens of journalists from the ranks of Bloomberg’s massive reporting and editing corps, Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait [ex-The Economist] called the departures a painful necessity intended on making the company stronger. [...] “Our purpose is to be the definitive ‘chronicle of capitalism’ – to capture everything that matters in global business and finance,” Micklethwait wrote.[...] "So if you are not intrigued by how people make money, or are inclined to sneer at those who are good at it, or yearn to practice “gotcha journalism” on investment bankers simply because they’ve chosen to be bankers, Bloomberg is probably the wrong place for you..." [...] The layoffs, which come after months of tumultuous relations between Bloomberg’s D.C. bureau and its New York office, have been read as a sign of decreasing editorial ambitions in Washington.
Michael  Bloomberg  Bloomberg  Super  Rich  1%  journalismus  investigative  journalism  journalism  inequality  CEO  pay  Washington  revolving  door  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  accountability  democracy  Separation  of  powers  interest  groups  vested  interest  capitalism  crony  capitalism  banking  crisis  GFC  recovery  income  inequality  Gini  coefficient  social  mobility  income  mobility 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Everything You Need To Know About iOS 9’s New Content Blockers | TechCrunch
Ben Thompson: Apple Enables Ad-Blockers - http://exponent.fm/episode-048-an-exhausting-week/ --- is apple nudging content providers to point people to the native app?! as mobile web gets better!? and bandwidth and coverage better!? --- under the cover of Privacy and user experience! --- with the exception of its own ad-network iAD, sure. // what a move. // &! The adblocking revolution is months away (with iOS 9) – with trouble for advertisers, publishers and Google - bit.ly/1UfXjsT &! bit.ly/1MxoHge // &! Apple, has made Content Blocking “official”, ad-supported publishing business models are in trouble. [...] [PAGEVIEWS as business model] Too many sites are just echo chambers, they rewrite news releases, add strong adjectives and adverbs, and a bit of spin. [news is free, analysis and perspective not] - bit.ly/1Fe6u0D //&! tcrn.ch/1UCagrA - Begun, The Mobile Ad-Blocking Wars Have [...] increasing bloatware of online advertising. &! tcrn.ch/1O0VcoI << ad business model not working!!!
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Google’s $6 Billion Miscalculation on the EU - Bloomberg Business
via https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10021018 // Google declined to make its executives available for on-the-record interviews, but several concede that the company was caught off guard by the intensity of European criticism, in large part because of its broad popularity with users. Google is so relied upon that many people casually assert that the most prevalent search term on rival Bing is, in fact, “Google.” (Microsoft declines to confirm this.) [...] The more Europeans rely on Google, however, the more they’ve come to fear it, making it an easy target for politicians. Last November members of the European Parliament voted 384 to 174 for a symbolic proposal to break up the search giant into two separate pieces—its monolithic search engine and everything else. [ + agressive tax evasion schemes came under public & political pressure; Amazon, Google, Apple, Facebook, and Co ]
Google  antitrust  Europe  2015  Google  Search  NSA  Surveillance-Industrial  Complex  surveillance  state  Orwellian  Edward  Snowden  corporate  espionage  industrial  espionage  cyber  espionage  Germany  France  Five  Eyes  GCHQ  UK  USA  Silicon  Valley  Stasi  2.0  national  interest  Foreign  Intelligence  affairs  policy  Intelligence  Agency  Google  News  Internet  Privacy  Privacy  Big  Data  right  to  be  forgotten  tax  evasion  tax  avoidance  FTC  Yelp!  Yelp  monopoly  monopsony  oligopoly  oligopol  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  revolving  door  Don't  be  evil  Washington  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  Consumer  Protection  Android 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
NSA und GCHQ spähen Anti-Viren-Hersteller wie Kaspersky aus - SPIEGEL ONLINE
[ Washington, even Obama doesn't know about the true extent. NSA, Five Eyes, for profit military and intelligence complex is an entity that is OVER Washington. Because telling Washington would be a National Security risk. ] Frisch veröffentlichte Snowden-Unterlagen zeigen, wie der amerikanische und der britische Geheimdienst gezielt Anti-Viren-Software austricksen und deren Hersteller ausforschen. In den Dokumenten taucht auch ein deutscher Anbieter auf. [...] Der britische Geheimdienst GCHQ und die amerikanische NSA haben gezielt Anti-Viren-Hersteller ausspioniert. Ziel war es offenbar, Wege zu finden, die Virenschutzprogramme auszutricksen: Die Schadsoftware der Geheimdienste sollte von den Programmen unentdeckt bleiben.
NSA  GCHQ  Five  Eyes  surveillance  state  Cryptopocalypse  encryption  backdoors  backdoor  TrueCrypt  Edward  Snowden  Reverse  Engineering  FISA  Court  Secret  Courts  UK  USA  presidency  barackobama  Stasi  2.0  Imperialism  False  Flag  corporate  espionage  industrial  espionage  cyber  espionage  cyber  war  IT  Security  cyber  crime  cyber  cyber  attack  Privacy  Internet  Privacy  Antivirus  Orwellian  Empire  vested  interest  interest  groups  national  interest  military–industrial  complex  Intelligence  Agency  Foreign  Intelligence  Cold  relations  policy  affairs  Wikileaks  cablegate  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  Totalitarian  Despotism  oligarchy  oversight  transparency  democracy  Washington  Security 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
Chris Hedges - Our Only Hope Will Come Through Rebellion - 29th March 2014 - YouTube
military industrial complex does what it wants and asks and gets what it wants. // Truth is hidden. Decent is criminalised. // things are only to get worse. // protect corporate state and spy on other corporate states and corporate entities. // for-profit military industrial complex // 9/11 opportunist, false flag, to profit from program X to protect our nation // no warrent needed - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warrant_(law) // the corporate state has no incentive to give up Stasi 2.0 // >> = Totalitarian state // we have totalitarian structures! period. // reform can not come from those who are in the center of power and a implicit of the status quo ... meaning only a revolution through rebellion is the option. defying the law and opting for civil disobedience. moral and physical courage needed.
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
DECLINE of EMPIRES: The Signs of Decay - YouTube
Chalmers Johnson, author of Blowback, Sorrows of Empire and Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic , talks about the similarities in the decline of the Roman and Soviet empires and the signs that the U.S. empire is exhibiting the same symptoms: overextension, corruption and the inability to reform [ in face of global change and internal ideology.] - min 15 + fiscal overstretch that does not serve people (economic multiplier, ie NSA, military bases, personnel, and long-term obligations ie pension and benefits) ... and unable to change bc of ideology married with identity (the American Dream is still alive and this country is fair and meritocratic) as well unable to keep up with global economic competition as a whole (take out Silicon Valley). & unable to smell crony capitalism (no shared economic interest), corruption and bribery when its showing up (ie TTIP, NAFTA and co.) &! Politics & Big Business communication run by PR & Spin Doctors (see also corporations = people).
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
US Lobby Efforts $1.1m
The Senate has passed the “fast-track” bill allowing the Trans Pacific Partnership deal to move through Congress without amendment or discussion, by a 65 to 33 margin. According to data from the Federal Election Commission, corporate members of the “US Business Coalition for the Trans Pacific Partnership” donated $1,148,971 when the bill was being debated -- an average of $17,676.48 to each of the 65 “yeas." // &! // The #TPP is NOT about trade. The TPP is all about corporate control! - https://www.facebook.com/GlobalTradeWatch/videos/1051179978245431/
Career  Politicians  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  Wall  Street  TTIP  USA  crony  capitalism  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  revolving  door  Washington 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Elizabeth Warren: No Need to Stop Uber-ized Workforce, but Must Invest in Education (Video) | Re/code
Warren defends Uber-ization of labor // Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator denounced by some as a “far-left” socialist radical, came out in support of the “Uber-ization” of the labor force. “We’re not going to stop tech so that lots of people will work,” Sen. Warren said at yesterday’s Code Conference. “That’s like saying, ‘Let’s get rid of heavy equipment and let people dig with a spoon.'” // "how the on-demand economy is creating full-time jobs out of part-time work. Several startups, like Uber, rely on contract employers. Google CEO Larry Page has predicted that part-time working will soon be the norm." // marketplace lowers prices! its inevitable. Except there is regulation and a guaranteed income /w around minimum wage. // Wall Street - Capitalism - rootless global corporations (& money have no conscience) has no self-limiter. Is no stakeholder in a local economy has no shared economic interest whether in a local economy nor country. // on.recode.net/1eAwEE0
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Neocons 2.0: The problem with Peter Pomerantsev | PandoDaily
if RT is propaganda, so is Fox News and privately funded Institutes. [ just look back 'tonken' 'WMDs' 'watergate' 'we don't spy on you, its only to hunt terrorists' ] // second observation - neoconservatism and neoliberalism seem to make a comfortable co-existence within the USA policy makers realm // or is it a symptom of opportunism from Career Politicians who don't represent, the Lobby of crony capitalism, and general short-termism that is capturing Capitol Hill as well? /// "Putin’s Russia is a harder place for vulture capitalists like the Chandlers and Browders to swoop in, extract a few quick hundred millions, and disappear with to Monaco or Dubai. Putin’s cronies don’t need them; they replaced them and pocketed the money for themselves. Therefore, Russia is a threat to western civilization." << Thus the lobbying efforts of propaganda and badmouthing. There is a motive, bc he's in the pockets of "global vulture capitalists." // A new Cold War. Cold War 2.0.
neoconservatism  neoconservatives  neoliberal  neoliberalism  Russia  USA  lobby  propaganda  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  lobbyist  Lobbying  crony  capitalism  Wall  Street  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  Washington  republican  democrat  book  Principle  spin  doctor  PR  public  relations  journalismus  journalism  vladimirputin  Putin  Cold  War  foreign  policy  geopolitics 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Headline Numbers: How do you measure inequality? - BBC News
Research from the Institute for Policy Studies found that in 2014, bonuses paid to Wall Street employees had been double the total annual pay earned by all Americans who worked full-time at the federal minimum wage. I crunched the numbers and it turned out that the same was true for the UK. [...] The Office for National Statistics (ONS) had figures out on Wednesday based on the definition that people were in poverty if their income was below 60% of the median level (to find the median income, line up all the people in the country in order of income and take the middle one). It found that almost a third of the UK population had experienced poverty in at least one of the years between 2010 and 2013, which is very high by European standards. The OECD sets out a summary of what has happened to examples of all three of these measures. Across its 34 member countries, the Gini Coefficient rose gradually from 1996, fell slightly for the financial crisis and then resumed its upward path.
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Ratingagentur: Fitch straft deutsche Banken ab - SPIEGEL ONLINE
a guarantee on TBTF (implied bailout) in case of problems = market distortion. implied nationalism. distorts also the cost of capital (credit), because you can loan the institute money to a lower interest (%) depite knowing it is riskier, but you do it anyway for the business sake, and you also know that in case the bank/institute goes belly up that it will be bailed out and that, due to preferences, you can get - at a worst case scenario - most of your money back and not lose it all. // "Aufgrund der neuen Bankenabwicklungsrichtlinie der EU geht Fitch davon aus, dass Banken im Krisenfall nicht mehr damit rechnen können, dass sie mit Geld der Steuerzahler gerettet werden. Den neuen Regeln zufolge sollen vor allem die Anleihegläubiger haften." // This is then a competitive advantage for USA Banks in a competition for Fortune 500 business. Followed by UK.
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Bank Whistleblower Alayne Fleischmann & Matt Taibbi on How JPMorgan Chase Helped Wreck the Economy - YouTube
Eric Holder - 'banks facilitated GFC! through sub prime & co and dubious in-transparent too complex financial modelling and financial products //
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Lapdogs, redux: How the press tried to discredit Seymour Hersh’s bombshell reporting on CIA domestic spying | PandoDaily
According to Hersh’s account, OBL was given up by one of his Pakistani ISI prison wardens—our Pakistaini allies had been holding him captive since 2006, with backing from our Saudi allies, to use for leverage. Hersh’s account calls into question a lot of things, starting with the justification for the massive, expensive, and brutal US GWOT military-intelligence web, which apparently had zilch to do with taking out the most wanted terrorist in the world. All it took, says Hersh, was one sleazy Pakistani ISI turncoat walking into a CIA storefront in Islamabad, handing them the address to Bin Laden’s location, and picking up his $25 million bounty check. About as hi-tech as an episode of Gunsmoke.
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
The Real Looting of Baltimore... - YouTube
- same with mortgages linked to forex/different currency than your country of residence. // // abuse of existing instruments, not using it for intended purpose // and mis-selling of instruments and products - also see PPI ( Payment Protection Insurance ) mis-selling - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30695720 // and mis-selling forex linked loans (ie to Swiss Franc) to local governemnts and cities called Interest Rate Swap Mis-selling that got exorbinant expensive following the GFC actions (NIRP) by Central Banks (black swan) // all driven by managers meeting targets, getting and wanting bigger bonuses, wanting the bosses job, ... etc driven by cottage industry of analysts 'forecasting' that profit has to rise X% etc etc. // add also For Profit Schools! in the USA targeting Veterans & other rather financially illiterate :: youtu.be/P8pjd1QEA0c // biggest debt kind - mortgage and student loan debt // financial literacy also include gambling & lottery
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
NYT - EU and Google
“With more than a decade of hindsight, the theories supporting the case against Microsoft have all but fallen apart, and the pursuit of the company that makes Windows may suggest a reason for skepticism about this fight against Google: The tech marketplace is fluid and unpredictable. The giants that look most unbeatable today could falter in ways that may once have seemed unthinkable — and without a lot of help from the government.” [...] Google makes most of its money from search ads, but the market for such direct advertising may be tapped out. The next great wave of digital advertising — a market far bigger than search spots — will come from ad budgets now reserved for TV commercials, and many observers bet that Facebook, not Google, is in the best position to get that business. &! bit.ly/1aCgTK7 &! Growth stalls eventually 4all companies >> bit.ly/1DpxFXl &! youtu.be/SdJz93aIvA0?t=20m talk abt Google Search business practices and their way to "add value." And Lobbying activities.
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
The Most Powerful Force In The Universe | TechCrunch
That leads us to the other risk of all of this accumulation of power. Part of the promise of Silicon Valley is indeed its disruptive quality, a quality that becomes significantly harder to maintain in the market when the incumbents are so wealthy and powerful. The latest example of this is live streaming. Meerkat was booted off Twitter, only to be replaced by Twitter’s own acquired startup Periscope. Now Meerkat has to defeat a competitor backed with by the full resources of a $30 billion dollar public company. This just isn’t a startup utopia anymore. [...] Now, we have closed gardens and API access agreements, designed to keep you within the limited experience of our devices and software. [...] Silicon Valley isnt all that different from Wall Street, except we believe that we are helping the world even more than the capitalists and investment bankers. [...] // &! See Google Search vs Search Monopoly abuse with X business practices. tcrn.ch/1IIky5l // Mirosoft's case was just a taste
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march 2015 by asterisk2a
Ideas at the House: Panel - The War on Whistleblowers and Their Publishers - YouTube
warrentless spying on journalists, including wiretapping, espionage, and hacking into accounts. -//- &! Glenn Greenwald's Infamous Battle with NPR's Dina Temple-Raston - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2RxQpESxoI &! &!
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
Did the GOP Just Give Away $130 Billion of Public Property? | The Nation
via http://www.reddit.com/r/TrueReddit/comments/2w40y9/did_the_gop_just_give_away_130_billion_of_public/ >> " And without knowing how much Rio & BHP paid for the mining rights, we have no idea whether this was a fair deal. The problem here is not what they got. The problem is a lack of transparency."
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
Bill Moyers - On Barack Obama's tax deal with tax evaders
President Obama's fiscal 2016 budget proposes a 19 percent tax on the future foreign earnings of companies based in the US and a one-time 14 percent tax on roughly $2 trillion in profits being held offshore. In this clip, you'll see why economist Joseph Stiglitz says this is a major ethical issue and Americans should be flaming mad. // they are taking and taking and taking, and not giving back fairly. // &! http://billmoyers.com/2013/10/29/the-great-american-ripoff-the-high-cost-of-low-taxes/
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy
http://www.princeton.edu/~mgilens/Gilens%20homepage%20materials/Gilens%20and%20Page/Gilens%20and%20Page%202014-Testing%20Theories%203-7-14.pdf - The US is dominated by a rich and powerful elite. So concludes a recent study by Princeton University Prof Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Prof Benjamin I Page. This is not news, you say. Perhaps, but the two professors have conducted exhaustive research to try to present data-driven support for this conclusion. Here's how they explain it: Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organised groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on US government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence. In English: the wealthy few move policy, while the average American has little power. &! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_United_v._Federal_Election_Commission
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
Ilija Trojanow: Über den überwachten Menschen und das widerständige Wort - Literatur - derStandard.at › Kultur
Die Existenz der Massenüberwachung wird nicht mehr bestritten, wie noch vor wenigen Jahren, als nicht wenige Kritiker des Buches Angriff auf die Freiheit. Sicherheitswahn, Überwachungsstaat und der Abbau bürgerlicher Rechte von meiner Koautorin Juli Zeh und mir Übertreibung und Hysterie vorwarfen. Wir wissen, dass die NSA zwischen drei und vier Milliarden Menschen überwacht, nämlich alle digitalen Bürger und Bürgerinnen des Planeten. [...] Wir wissen, dass wir dieser Überwachung (fast) nicht entgehen können, auch nicht durch Verschlüsselung unserer Kommunikation, denn bei allen marktüblichen Programmen ist eine kleine Hintertür offen gelassen, durch die Geheimdienste hineinschlüpfen können, [...] Die demokratische Verfasstheit ist weder in Stein gemeißelt noch genetisch einprogrammiert. [...] behördlicher Vertuschung: "nationale Sicherheit" [...] demokratischen Gesellschaft angreift.
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
Advice for newspaper editors: Pay attention to BuzzFeed | Poynter.
succeeding across platforms by shifting from the product business to the platform business. [...] “You do not have a ‘mobile audience’ or a ‘print audience.’” They aren’t distinct audiences, he said, because most Americans are cross-platform news consumers. A majority of them use four devices or technologies to access news per week. “Technology is a user behavior, not an audience,” he said. The web rewards specialization, Rosenstiel said, so the old “general store” model is outmoded for newspapers. He said editors should ask themselves what it is that makes them indispensable.
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race | TIME
via reddit - http://bit.ly/1oLANYC || Ferguson is not just about systemic racism — it's about class warfare and how America's poor are held back, says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar [...] According to a 2012 Pew Research Center report, just half of U.S. households are middle-income, a drop of 11 percent since the 1970s; median middle-class income has dropped by 5 percent in the last ten years, total wealth is down 28 percent. Fewer people (just 23 percent) think they will have enough money to retire. Most damning of all: fewer Americans than ever believe in the American Dream mantra that hard work will get them ahead. || + Krawalle nach Tod von Michael Brown: Obama schickt obersten US-Ermittler nach Ferguson - http://bit.ly/1mjvmKV http://bit.ly/1veMG9c || http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28861149 - << no trust into investigation, into officials, ...
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Human Rights Watch: NSA-Überwachung schadet Journalismus - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Kein Einzelfall: Amerikas Ausspähapparat erschwere die Arbeit investigativer Reporter zusehends, berichtet die Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) in einer Studie, die sie an diesem Montag vorlegte. Darin steckt tiefe Ironie: War es doch - neben den Enthüllungen des früheren NSA-Manns Edward Snowden - investigativer Journalismus, der das wahre Ausmaß der Bespitzelung überhaupt erst bekannt machte. Der Schnüffelwahn schade der Meinungs- und Pressefreiheit, klagt HRW. Uramerikanische Werte wie "Freiheit, Demokratie und eine offene, verantwortliche Regierung" seien "schwer bedroht" - durch die groß angelegten, staatlichen Überwachungsprogramme, gepaart mit verschärften, oft gnadenlosen Maßnahmen zur Geheimhaltung regierungseigener Interna. [...] "Wenn die USA diese Sorgen nicht schnell und effektiv anspricht, könnte das ernsten, langfristigen Schaden für das Gefüge der Demokratie in unserem Land haben"
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
The Weight of the Nation: Part 1 - Consequences (HBO Docs) - YouTube
non stakeholder rootless global conglomerate corporate crony capitalistic tax evading food giants have no shared economic interest in the sustainability of health of a nation represented by each individual and as an aggregation // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MJnm5X9NN0 - The Weight of the Nation: Poverty and Obesity (HBO Docs) >> the sub-title "Why healthy food isn't an option" is just bullshit! just stop subsidizing grains and meat/dairy. and subsidize vegetables, greens, fresh produce and co! It's about food education, peer pressure, and gov funded "health assistant's" [hand holding, in place (kitchen, grocery store) teaching in every GP office available and per perscription. But Pharma doesn't think they it makes enough money. If it were short-term money maker, they would do that. Instead, gov has to spend the money now instead of spending 1000x more money to cover the cost of the mess in 20 years down the road (health care cost).
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Why AOL Should Not Have Bought Huffington Post And Patch - Forbes
AOL's media business not profitable ie Huffpost and Patch not profitable. ... Q can large scale internet only media units not be profitable? - Is that a law? like gravity? Why is gawker profitable, because it doesn't have the excess, overhead and perks AOL's media unit got. << lots of execs, vp's, directors, lots of reporting that isn't really work, vertical structure - hierarchy. || Gawker Media is a Cayman Islands-incorporated online media company and blog - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gawker_Media "In 2009, the corporation was estimated to be worth $300 million, with $60 million in advertising revenues and more than $30 million in operating profit.[3]" || >> Lesson - don't build overhead, stuff that is not doing actual work for the business to turn a operational profit. || http://bit.ly/1q1BQ4G + http://bit.ly/1i29pU0 + http://read.bi/1lqvmg9 + http://bit.ly/1pyGZ6j + http://bit.ly/1kWGL6i ||
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june 2014 by asterisk2a
The New York Times Busted Lying Through its Teeth
NYT in the hands of a billionaire from Mexico. there had been before, non -coverage, about Carlos Slim (owner of telco's in mexico). and Washington Post was bought by Jeff Bezos. Press & dissemination of news - is one of the commanding heights of an modern economy (book).
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
FCC approves plan to consider paid priority on Internet
The proposal is not a final rule, but the vote on Thursday is a significant step forward on a controversial idea that has invited fierce opposition from consumer advocates, Silicon Valley heavyweights, and Democratic lawmakers. The FCC will now open the proposal to a total 120 days of public comment. Final rules, aimed for the end of the year, could be rewritten after the agency reviews the public comments. + http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/obama-pledges-net-neutrality-laws-if-elected-president/ "Obama pledges Net neutrality laws if elected president. The presidential hopeful says if elected, he'll prioritize enacting antidiscrimination rules for broadband providers during first year in office. Will others follow?" + http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/web/netzneutralitaet-in-den-usa-fcc-zum-zwei-klassen-internet-a-969678.html + http://www.economist.com/blogs/schumpeter/2014/05/fcc-s-net-neutrality-plan - Wheeler a former cable-industry lobbyist
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
Why I’m Bullish on the News - POLITICO Magazine
Go maximum mass or maximum specific. [...] News organizations are also going to have to mix and match revenue models. I see eight obvious ones: advertising, subscriptions, premium content, events, cross-media promotion, crowdfunding, micropayments and philanthropy. [...] Today, this same science culture, this civilization of engineers and math, is again on the rise. And to many, it feels like it’s running away with the future. [...] The point is that, for people who aren’t deep into math and science and technology, it is going to get far harder to understand the world going forward. || + http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/1-destroy-the-village-2-save-it-105923.html + http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/lords-of-the-viral-internet-105905.html + http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/04/brauchli-keller-interview-the-new-york-times-is-not-going-to-turn-into-buzzfeed-105900.html
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
HBO VICE: The World Is Sinking - YouTube
currently there is no plan b, bc there is no planet b. how do you adapt to rapid change. Hurricane Sandy - was only a tropical storm, 13ft storm surge "Climate Change is here." Storm Surge - 2013/14 UK has been a victim too. >> Climate change deniers are sponsored and supported by the lobby of the Fossil fuel industry. Fossil fuel industry is the strongest most powerful political lobby industry in history, followed by Wall Street and big Pharma. *Christian Parenti http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Parenti // Koch Industries - Koch Brothers have huge interest in keeping the petrochemical industries they own, running. Thus fund climate change denier campaigns massively. + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bxk64kbM30 + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXKW7Ozhx8I + http://www.dailycamera.com/news/boulder/ci_25397460/boulder-scientists-report-record-early-high-co2-readings
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march 2014 by asterisk2a
Jeff Bezos Bought The Washington Post For One Thing: Distribution ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community
[surrounding yourself with smarter people] In some sense you wouldn’t even be human anymore. People like Jeff are better regarded as hyper-intelligent aliens with a tangential interest in human affairs . . . Trust me folks, I saw this happen time and again, for years. Jeff Bezos has all these incredibly intelligent, experienced domain experts surrounding him at huge meetings, and on a daily basis he thinks of shit that they never saw coming. It’s a guaranteed facepalm fest. [...] Purpose-built distribution networks for different kinds of content are beginning to solidify into infrastructure, just as e-commerce did 10 years ago. And if we’ve learned anything about Bezos, it’s that he loves to own his own infrastructure and leverage it into new kinds of business we can’t even imagine right now.
journalism  digital-content  AWS  Kindle  investigative  journalism  ebook  journalismus  Jeff  Bezos  e-commerce  contentdeliverynetwork  ebooks  platform  paradgimshift  paidcontent  Amazon  Web  Services  Steve  Jobs  Apple  short-form  content  content  CEO  newspapers  Washington  Post  Amazon  infrastructure  jeffbezos  content  creator  newspaper 
august 2013 by asterisk2a
▶ End of an era at the Post - YouTube
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is to buy the Washington Post for $250m. FT editor Lionel Barber talks to Christine Spolar about the end of an era of family control at the newspaper. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video >> http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/washington-post-was-wird-aus-der-zeitung-unter-jeff-bezos-a-915446.html
journalism  journalismus  digital  economy  Washington  Post  digitalnatives  newspapers  jeffbezos  investigative  journalism  newspaper 
august 2013 by asterisk2a
US media yet again conceals newsworthy government secrets | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
Freedom of Press in USA substantially curtailed. Plus: "It's extraordinary that the New York Times is clearing what it says about this [Wikileaks] with the US Government."
journalism  Patriot  Act  wapo  Wikileaks  2013  nytimes  foreign  policy  gwbush  freedom  of  press  CIA  patriotism  foreignaffairs  USA  barackobama  free  speech  Drone  Wars  NYT  Washington  Post  presidency 
february 2013 by asterisk2a
Barofsky Says U.S. Banks Are Still `Too Big to Fail' - YouTube
Neil Barofsky, former special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, talks about the impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on the financial industry one year after its passage. Barofsky speaks with Lisa Murphy on Bloomberg Television's "Fast Forward." (Source: Bloomberg)
Dodd-Frank  toobigtofail  TARP  bailout  capitalism  systemicrisk  discipline  USA  wallstreet  moralhazard  barofsky  lobby  lobbyist  Lobbying  JamieDimon  benbernanke  timgeithner  washington  presidency  barackobama  regulation  reform 
july 2011 by asterisk2a
YouTube - Malpass Says Quantitative Easing Hasn't Spurred Growth
- Note: QE helped economic growth??
side with the ones who say banks hold cash 
banks receive coupon from Fed holding on to cash
- instead of lending it out
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banks run against argument sayin that demand is not there and lending standards have increased 
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richard koo does agree that there is lack of demand due to balance sheet recession and deleveraging 
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and then there are the structural problem activists - manufacturing, new beginning new deal needed.
QE  QE-2.0  quantitative-easing  Fed  2011  accountability  politics  war  spending  USA  washington  presidency  barackobama  sovereign  debt 
june 2011 by asterisk2a
Adviser to Consumer Agency Had a Role in Lending - NYTimes.com
A senior adviser to Elizabeth Warren, hired to help start the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is an investor in and, until recently, served as a director of a company that helps to arrange low-documentation loans for consumers with often-spotty credit histories.
lobby  financial  lobbyist  washington  USA  politics  reform  regulation  2010  elizabethwarren  banking 
october 2010 by asterisk2a

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