Archive for January, 2011
Having worked for a period of time in the micro-lending ‘business’, I can tell you from experience that it is all too easy to get banksters in on the action and thereby ruin a good thing.
I highly recommend micro-lending for average folks to begin small businesses, especially those who must begin ‘under the radar’ until such time as we see the direction that our economic collapse is going to take, and if there will be any viable business opportunities remaining to the people.
Yet the recent horrors perpetrated on the Grameen Bank, as reported in The Economist, have convinced me that there is no community with wealth or assets, no matter how small, that global banksters don’t want their hands in, and if they get them there, will ruin things for everyone involved. The very thinking processes of ‘investors’, politicians and banksters must change or they have NO PLACE in the field. Especially since it is usually their policies, their regulations, their profit motives that have guaranteed poverty and despair in the first place, their participation is absolutely questionable.
For micro-lending to work, it operates on VERY DIFFERENT PRINCIPLES than banking in general, and if it does not, it is doomed to failure. In the way that quantum physics is very different than physics, successful micro-lending is very different than macro-lending, and in my estimation, failures of micro-lending are far less damaging to the community than the larger type.
I could tell you some horror stories, and I might yet in the future. But suffice it to say that in any dealings I had with banks, for the benefit of the small businesses that we were developing, the BANKS NEVER GROKKED THE PRINCIPLES. No matter how many ways it was presented, no matter how varied, creative and clear the principles, it appeared to me that the bankers simply had blinders on and could never bridge the gap. They could never get their minds around ‘benefitting the citizenry.’
So alas for Muhammed Yunus, whose global acclaim got him the wrong attention, it looks as though the financial ‘interests’ will be taking him down rather than seeking understanding, are looking to seize such assets and wealth that Grameen Bank had generated, and poverty will return to small communities that were actually making some headway against it.
Spinning it to get an agenda going and to attempt to discredit a very important movement.
Potock doesn’t even ACTUALLY KNOW what people are really saying. He’s making up his crap as he goes along. If he wasn’t so committed to the agenda of SPLC, and paid real attention to the growing poverty in this country and its true causes, would he change his tune?
SPLC is a fantastic example of a group that receives all its funding for the purposes of alleviating poverty, but does nothing to actually fulfill its mission. There’s just too much money to be made by either keeping the poor poor, or by doing its part to increase the poverty in the country.
Sent to me via email by a writer/friend:
The Washington Post’s Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.
Here are the winners:
1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.
2. Ignoranus : A person who’s both stupid and an asshole.
3. Intaxicaton : Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.
4. Reintarnation : Coming back to life as a hillbilly.
5. Bozone ( n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.
6. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.
7. Giraffiti : Vandalism spray-painted very, very high
8. Sarchasm : The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn’t get it.
9. Inoculatte : To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.
10. Osteopornosis : A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)
11. Karmageddon : It’s like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it’s like, a serious bummer.
12. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.
13. Glibido : All talk and no action.
14. Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.
15. Arachnoleptic Fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you’ve accidentally walked through a spider web.
16. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.
17. Caterpallor ( n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you’re eating.
The Washington Post has also published the winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.
And the winners are:
1. Coffee, n. The person upon whom one coughs.
2. Flabbergasted, adj. Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained.
3. Abdicate, v. To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
4. Esplanade, v. To attempt an explanation while drunk.
5. Willy-nilly, adj. Impotent.
6. Negligent, adj. Absentmindedly answering the door when wearing only a nightgown.
7. Lymph, v.. To walk with a lisp.
8. Gargoyle, n. Olive-flavored mouthwash.
9. Flatulence, n. Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has been run over by a steamroller.
10. Balderdash, n. A rapidly receding hairline.
11. Testicle, n. A humorous question on an exam.
12. Rectitude, n. The formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.
13. Pokemon, n. A Rastafarian proctologist.
14. Oyster, n. A person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.
15. Frisbeetarianism, n. The belief that, after death, the soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.
16. Circumvent, n. An opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men
It was their congress person and their federal judge assassinated.
However, they are being honest. DC IS a fountain of harm.
Funny how this stuff works.
A Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that the top US Federal Judge for the State of Arizona was assassinated barely 72-hours after he made a critical ruling against the Obama administrations plan to begin the confiscation of their citizen’s private retirement and banking accounts in order to stave off their nations imminent economic collapse, and after having the US Marshals protecting him removed.
Interesting to note about the assassination of Judge Roll is that it is being blamed on a “lone gunman” said to be mentally unstable (aren’t they all) said directed at a US Congresswoman named Gabrielle Giffords, who survived this mass killing, and that killed at least 5 other innocent people, including a 9-year-old girl named Christina Taylor Green “curiously” born on September 11, 2001 (9/11).
Couldn’t be just coincidence, could it? Another patsy?
Now that JP Morgan Chase is finding itself in legal fraudclosure problems that are larger than they can handle, Goldman Sachs has stepped down from the throne and instead Daley has substituted, and JP Morgan now has the ears, the agendas and the pocketbooks to get the justice system in tow at the expense of Americans one more time.
He also played a pivotal role in creating the housing crisis, was on the board of Fannie Mae, opposed financial reform, supported health insurance companies, fought for Pharma interests, lobbied for telecommunications companies and adamantly opposed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
But, despite the obvious facts as follows:
There’s a section of my forthcoming book about the rule of law which examines the direct causal line between the vast number of Wall Street officials in key administration positions and the full-scale exemption from accountability which financial elites enjoy even for the most egregious lawbreaking. When you compile all of those appointments in one place, the absolute stranglehold large-scale corporate interests exert over virtually all realms of government policy is quite striking. But it’s nothing more than what the economist Nouriel Roubini meant when he told the makers of the 2010 documentary “Inside Job” that Wall Street has “captured the political system” on “the Democratic and the Republican side” alike, or what Simon Johnson describes as “The Quiet Coup”: “The government seems helpless, or unwilling, to act against” elite business interests.
It has NOTHING TO DO with the current economic crisis!