Iceland leading the way (again) - arresting bankers and a new political party to shut down the establishment.

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Iceland leading the way (again) - arresting bankers and a new political party to shut down the establishment.

Iceland continues to amaze me.

Two months ago, 93% of the people voted against the bankers. Since that time, the conclusion of the banking failure investigation have lead to arrests of bankers and arrest warrants issued for those bankers hiding out-of-country.

Now, the newest political party, 'The Best', which started as a farce, by a number of actors and comedians, is the fastest growing political party in the country, and current polls show they would win Reykjavik elections if they were held at this moment.

I think this tiny country brings hope for the entire world. Here is the latest video and song, from 'The Best'.

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Iceland continues to amaze me.

Two months ago, 93% of the people voted against the bankers. Since that time, the conclusion of the banking failure investigation have lead to arrests of bankers and arrest warrants issued for those bankers hiding out-of-country.

Now, the newest political party, 'The Best', which started as a farce, by a number of actors and comedians, is the fastest growing political party in the country, and current polls show they would win Reykjavik elections if they were held at this moment.

I think this tiny country brings hope for the entire world. Here is the latest video and song, from 'The Best'.

"A drug free parliament by 2020!"  ROFL

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It's almost too good to be true...little Iceland thumbing their noses at the international banking cartel and making arrests!

Notsilvia Night has some reflections coming from Iceland:

Humans are no Angels, but they can aspire to modern-day sainthood  - (excerpts)

Most human beings are no saints either, not in the traditional sense anyway. According to Catholic faith a saint is person who at the end of his or her life, the moment of death, by devotion to God and His miraculous grace has overcome all human weakness towards selfishness.

Few people ever reach this form of perfection not even at the last minute of life.

But alas, times have changed.The outdated notions of sainthood are now obsolete. We have modernized. Sainthood is now much easier to achieve. The rules might be slightly different, we are progressive, after all. But now the goal is attainable for just about everyone.

Of course the authority setting the rules has changed as well, the Church being replaced by the Divine Empire.

In pre-historic times, I mean before September 11, 2001, being a saint never was seen as such a prerequisite in our parts. Even a criminal used to have the right to humane treatment, the right to be allowed to sleep a few hours regularly every night, and he was allowed to breath, whenever he needed to, allowed to eat three times a day, and he even was allowed to move his arms and legs whenever he wanted, or sit, stand or walk in positions that won´t create excruciating pain, the right not to be drowned, the right not to be sexually abused, oh you know the old fashioned stuff.

Primitive nations had the right to take sovereign economic decisions, protecting their economies, their resources and agricultural lands from the agents of the Divine Empire.

What a terrible waste of resources on those primitive barbarians sitting on the everything the would be put to so much better use by the Divine Empire. International law used to be such a nuisance, an obstacle for the Divine Empire to invade and bring Divine Freedom and Democracy to lands of the savages.

But the Divinity of the Empire be praised, things have changed in International Law as well. All obstacles to the progress of the Divine Empire have been removed. After all, we live in a progressive age.

Now who is the Divine Empire, some ignoramus might ask. You should know better, of course, you should feel it´s eternal superiority in your very bones, what more do you need to know. I only can tell you, what it is not:

It is not the American people, although the United States are it´s current military main-base and the US tax-payer currently it´s main financial supporter. But bases can change, the Empire stays forever, since it is Divine and superior. It´s reign is above all things and it´s kingdom lasts forever and ever and so on…

The Divine Empire´s favorite out-base (it has many others) is naturally Israel, at the moment anyway.

And therefor whoever gives offense to this out-base will have committed an unforgivable sin, to be under condemnation forever and ever. And therefor peace can never be negotiated with Hamas or Hizbullah and all there members will forever be damned, never achieve the level of sainthood needed for humans rights to be granted unto them.

However, due to their former stubborness in resisting the Divine rule of the Divine Empire´s favorite son Israel for so long a time, it is doubtful that these people can ever achieve the sainthood and perfection needed to grant them unconditional human rights, conditional ones maybe, in small portions and only on probation one day in the future.

First Rule: The Divine Empire is always right.  From the first rule follows the first commandment: “Thou shalt not be angered!”

Unless, of course, you are the Divine Empire or a loyal servant thereof. Then you can reign divine wrath and damnation in bolts of blazing fire and destruction on anyone, that commits the blasphemy of angry thoughts or words against the Empire (or deeds of anger, the Empire may save me with all its Divine power from even the thought of such.)

Whenever the Empire´s American and British servants and especially it´s favorite son Israel blow up your family´s home with your father, mother, brother, sister, wife or child inside, the Divine Empire is always right and has a very good and valid reason for this deed.

And therefor: “Thou shalt not feel resentment, thou shalt not speak angry words or think thoughts of revenge.” If you ever would contemplate to do so, then the Divine Empire has the very right to send their flying drone-bombers after you to blow you to smithereens and, of course, the rest of your neighborhood with you.

If you are serious in your quest for imperial sainthood, then please contact your local CIA under-cover agent. He will provide you with a list of saintly organizations you can join, which will further the progress of the Divine Empire in your country.

If you then are constant, diligent, loyal and most of all productive servant to one of those organizations and the damage on your country´s economy was heavy enough or alternatively the death-toll after blowing up your neighborhood´s places of worship was high enough, then the Divine Empire will award you with immediate recognition of sainthood and in time even a position in the highest echelons of government, when after all your toil and work the Divine Empire finally enters your country in a blaze of glory.

Hail, the Divine Empire, hail.

If you are a government official of any country not on the immediate list of those who are hopeless of achieving imperial sainthood , be sure to secure the sainthood of yourself and your country by opening it´s borders wide to the financial agents of the Divine Empire, called “investors”. Be sure to sell every rail-way, every power-plant, every water-treatment facility, all electrical lines and all hospitals to them. Also sell your country´s most fertile lands to the Divine Empire´s agribusinesses, evict the savage squatters, who live on the land and pretend ownership. These primitives don´t even know, what ownership means. If you make any profit on the deals, keep it.

And, of course, under no conditions hold back any of your financial institutions.

The largest threat to your sainthood are any form of financial restrictions. Any such restrictions would call the worst forms of wrath by the Divine Empire over your and over all your people´s heads.

Be sure to fulfill all the conditions of the WTO and never ever hinder any genetical manipulated seeds to enter your country. Indeed, it would be prudent to encourage all your country´s farmers to use them, since you only will be allowed to support agriculture under those conditions, unless you produce bio-fuels and burn your nations food-supply as the ultimate sacrifice to the Divine Empire´s global warming doctrine.

Genetically enhancement will make food once again affordable to even the poorest of your country, since it would be a terrible detriment to your sainthood to subsidize food that hasn´t been genetically manipulated.

If there should occur any health problems among your people after eating the gen-food, then duly bless and glorify the name of the Divine Empire, for now you have found a way to lower life-expectancy of your country´s poor and so offset their abominable high birth-rates and lower your countries´overall carbon foot-print the same time.

As a bonus you now can sell the resulting surplus carbon credits on the financial markets, piously supporting those markets, as the Divine Empire´s life-blood, and make a killing for yourself.

Under no conditions, as a government official or an ordinary citizen, should you ever insist on living a culture which might differ in any form from the divine culture the Divine Empire proscribes.

And sister, hear me, really open your ears and listen well: If you consider wearing a headscarf, this is absolutely, absolutely taboo, unless you actually ask for having it shot off your head. Alternatively your husband might be invited to some water-boarding session. For you see, your wearing a headscarf is the surest sign of him being a radical extremist and on the way of becoming a terrorist.

This beneficial procedure is so far removed from what the Holy Inquisition of the past used to determine guilt or innocence by drowning. The modern inquisition to determine one´s guilt is so much more sophisticated and always done with academic precision and only using scientifically proved methods.

The session will be exactly timed. The water will be measured precisely. Of course, healthy salt-water will be used to prevent fatal damage to the mineral balance in your husband´s blood from swallowing to many liters of it.

If you do not listen to this good advice, you are positively asking for it, you really are. Operatives – trained in the Schools of the America´s or a new and improved form of this school – will then most certainly seize you at any time.

The imperial culture demands equality of women in all areas of life, at home, in education, at the working place and in military combat, aren´t you delighted, sister? There is only one are where equality would be counterproductive and that would be the dress code you have to adhere to. There is one mandatory imperial rule for women that doesn´t apply to the male gender.

Women have to be “sexy”. So if you go to buy a pair of shoes, ask your sales-attendant, if the shoes you have in mind are surely “sexy” enough. Don´t worry about them being comfortably to walk. Women of imperial sainthood are strictly forbidden to wear comfortable shoes, unless, of course, they are combat soldiers in action.

As for the rest of the dress-code, young women, especially, are demanded to wear as little clothes as the weather allows. That dress-code is very strict and will be enforced by imperial peer-groups of girls in all imperial high-schools. If the weather is too cold for baring her tummy and naval, make sure that at least your daughter´s clothes are skin-tight.

You ask me, why the Divine Empire enforces so strict rules on women´s clothing and the female body? Oh sister, dear sister, you are really inexperienced and you have still a long way to go towards imperial sainthood. Remember the first rule, “the Divine Empire is always right”? And remember the principle that the Divine Empire´s culture is superior to all the other cultures ever having existed on this planet?

Saying it a bit crude, sister, and just between us: The less you dress, the more male brain-cells slide down into their private parts. The Divine Empire, in its infinite wisdom, wants those brain-cells to reside permanently within those parts.

Stupid males are extremely serviceable to the Divien Empire in it´s military pursuits, unless they are highly paid weapon´s developers, of course. To be promoted to these positions, other parts of the brain must be missing, frontal lobe parts, I think, governing the fully outdated and superfluous conscience, so many of us are still burdened with.

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I hope they succede.  When are their next elections?

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That means...

...they're likely to become the victim of some 'terrorist' incident... that is blamed on Iran!

Frankly nothing surprises me anymore!

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docmims wrote:

I hope they succede.  When are their next elections?

Local elections for cities and towns happen this coming weekend. Will find out about parliament elections. J

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docmims wrote:

I hope they succede.  When are their next elections?

Looks like Iceland is succeeding.  

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/financialcrisis/8187476/Iceland-offers-risky-temptation-for-Ireland-as-recession-ends.html

Quote:

The Nordic economy grew at 1.2pc in the third quarter and looks poised to rebound next year. It ends a gruelling slump caused largely by the "New Viking" antics of Landsbanki, Glitnir and Kaupthing, the trio of lenders that brought down Iceland's financial system in September 2008.

Iceland's president, Olafur Grimsson, irritated EU officials last month when he said his country was recovering faster because it had refused to bail out creditors – mostly foreigners.

"The difference is that in Iceland we allowed the banks to fail. These were private banks and we didn't pump money into them in order to keep them going; the state should not shoulder the responsibility," he said.

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Re: Iceland leading the way (again) - arresting bankers and ...

Hmmmmm

Maybe I should move to Iceland and live the American dream there.

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I have considered Iceland, but I think I am too old to emigrate, now.  I suppose I could get some botox and a nip and tuck here and there....

Other considerations, lousy climate, little winter sun, and a few active volcanoes....oh, and learning Icelandic, which other than the word,  'Best', I can't understand, and I don't think my mouth can make that 'ououou' sound.  My Swedish grandmother gave up on me ever pronouncing 'glug' properly....and the more I drank, the worse my pronounciation got.

That said....GO ICELAND!  I am impressed.

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Johnny Oxygen wrote:

Hmmmmm

Maybe I should move to Iceland and live the American dream there.

I hope you like herring.  Herring fritters, herring fricasee, herring mousse, herring po'boys, herring upside-down cake, herring ice cream...

Laughing

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SagerXX wrote:
Johnny Oxygen wrote:

Hmmmmm

Maybe I should move to Iceland and live the American dream there.

I hope you like herring.  Herring fritters, herring fricasee, herring mousse, herring po'boys, herring upside-down cake, herring ice cream...

Laughing

Hahahahahaha

Its like an Icelandic Forest Gump quote

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Re: Iceland leading the way (again) - arresting bankers and ...

If they find crooked bankers they should arrest and jail them.  Good for them.  I wish some of that thinking would rub off in America.  For instance, can we remove and prosecute politicians for violating their oath of office ?  That would be awesome.

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It would be awesome and it would create hundreds of thousands of 'new' jobs. Smile

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