This Is What Democracy Looks Like / Iceland Debt Jubilee

submitted by Gabrielle Price

I don’t have to wonder why we don’t hear about this in the US mainstream media. ~ GP

The government of Iceland has forgiven the mortgage debt for much of its population. This nation chose a very different way of stopping the crisis from the rest of European countries. It decided to hear the requests of the population and to put politicians and bankers on the bench of the accused three years after their financial excesses would sink one of the most prosperous economies in 2008.

Matt Taibbi on Bank of Bank of America F29 | Occupy Wall Street Video

On February 29th in Bryant Park, NY, journalist Matt Taibbi [of Rolling Stone] has a ‘teach in’ talk with Occupy Wall Street activists about Bank of America and the mortgage crisis.  He speaks with a colorful flair seldom seen since the days of my personal Rolling Stone hero, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.
Good on ya, Matt.


Global Bank Rat Resignations

by Gabrielle Price

February has been a busy month for jumping ship.  The time for rearranging deck chairs is coming to an end – are you prepared?

1) Feb. 6, 2012 / Bank of India CEO Chaturvedi resigns
2) Feb. 10, 2012 / Tamilnad Mercantile Bank CEO resigns
3) Feb. 13, 2012 / Kuwait Central Bank CEO resigns
4) Feb. 15, 2012 / World Bank CEO Zoellick resigns…llick-resigns/

5) Feb. 15, 2012 / Anz Bank CFO Australia resigns…fle-2012-02-15

6) Feb. 15, 2012 / Nicaraqua Central Bank Pres Rosales resigns

7) Feb. 15, 2012 / Royal Bank of Scotland Austrailin CEO Stephen Williams resigns
8) Feb. 15, 2012 / Nova Kreditna Banka Maribo CEO resigns…s-resigns.html

9) Feb. 15, 2012 / Nova Ljubljanska Banka CEO resigns
10) Feb. 17, 2012 / Credit Suisse Chief Joseph Tan resigns…n-resigns.html

11) Feb. 18, 2012 / GERMAN PRESIDENT Christian Ruff resigns
12) Feb. 18, 2012 / GOLDMAN SACHS CEO Blankenfein Asked to resign, says No.

Big Brother Fed / We Fart In Your General Direction

After reading this flabbergasting post (you have to read it to believe it) at the always informative and courageous site, ZeroHedge, titled:
Here Comes FIATtackWatch: Ben “Big Brother” Bernanke Goes Watergate, Prepares To Eavesdrop On Everything Mentioning The Fed
We here at The Refreshment Center have decided that old McCarthy noodle just won’t stick to the wall here.  If you’ve never seen ’Good Night And Good Luck’ you should rent it yesterday.  Edward R. Murrow is a hero of sorts here and we surely believe that he would never bow down to such base and unconstitutional fear-mongering.  But here’s the thing – it’s not the government really doing the fear-mongering.  It’s the Money Masters.
The Money Masters is a MUST WATCH for every American citizen.  And it is more important now than ever before that Americans understand how our monetary system works.  You’ll understand why The Fed is so afraid of it’s reputation in the eyes of the public when poop is hitting the fan in Europe and countries like Greece are looking at default.
They probably should have started worrying when Ron Paul’s book, ‘End The Fed’ became a top seller.  They are ridiculously late in their concern for knowing what the ‘little people’ think.
It’s a long movie – take breaks throughout but please make time to watch.
Your family, children and grandchildren will thank you for it.
PS: Bernanke, your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.
Now go away or we shall taunt you a second time.

The Money Masters – Full-Length (3hrs 19m)