Strike Anyone?

(Author’s Note: Everyone please welcome the Democratic National Headquarters to this post!)

Sure does look like our elected officials want to repeat the Great Depression with all their meddling in the economy and nationalizing of banks and corporations.  Does anyone really think that Bambi or Nancy have any kind of handle on this problem?  Do you want to continue to allow Obama, Pelosi and the rest of the gang-rapers in Washington to lie to us and sell the next five generations down the river?  Do you really think that any of what they are doing is going to help us?  They are LIARS!

But back to the point at hand….

I ran across this post from Puma For Life a day ago and wanted to show my readers the progression of what is happening in the world as we get tunnel vision here in America with what the new administration and the gang in D.C. along with their corporate sponsors are doing to our economy, (i.e. printing enough money to collapse our dollar.)

Clanging Pots and Pans Bring Down Iceland’s Government: Do These People Look Like Terrorists?

After several weeks of protests, the Iceland government finally resigned. It appears that the new Prime Minister will be Johanna Sigurdardottir, who is both a woman and gay. It appears that Siurdardottir will be the first gay Prime Minister in the world.

It is important for us to recognize the activism of the citizens of Iceland . They got on the streets and they made enough noise to not only be heard, but to disrupt the government processes. They not only had pots and pans, they had drummers, loudspeakers, and speeches. With the exception of one evening when the crowd’s energy became aggressive against the police, the protests were nonviolent. In fact, the day after the protests turned ugly, a peaceful demonstration was held where free hugs were offered to everyone, including the police.

http://www.youtube.com/v/jzDpy4yIwiA&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&feature=player_embedded&fs=1

Now, this may sound like a strange question, but do these people look like terrorists? Well, apparently, back when the whole financial crisis began in Iceland , and the Icelandic banking system collapsed and was nationalized, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown used antiterrorist legislation to freeze the assets of Icelandic banks and companies operating in Great Britain .

Apparently, the British Treasury was concerned that British creditors would not be compensated by the Icelandic government, as they appeared to be giving preference to domestic creditors. As you might guess, this action made matters worse. In fact, it led to a run on the banks in Iceland and the suspension of their currency.

At the beginning of January, the Iceland government made the decision to sue the British Government, through the European Court of Human Rights, for using “wrongful and unjustified” anti-terrorist legislation to freeze the assets of the collapsed bank. It will be interesting to see the outcome of this action.

This may sound very distant and unimportant to people here in the USA , but I am covering this story because, hey, in case you haven’t noticed, we’re moving in the same direction. Not only that, we have tons and tons of antiterrorist legislation just ripe for using against We The People.

PUMA For Life makes a great point about all the anti-terrorist legislation that will be used against us in a time of civil unrest.  With all the strange things happening to my blog and the visitors that have been arriving for weeks, I have been waiting to be rounded up post haste.

But I am digressing and wanted to show what is happening in France and Germany right now.

Union leaders condemn delegates on crisis response

The gloom surrounding this year’s World Economic Forum descended into confrontation yesterday as international labour leaders launched a withering attack on the 1,400 business executives and 41 heads of government at Davos over what the labour leaders alleged was their failure to respond effectively to a deepening crisis of their own creation.

Guy Ryder, the general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), said that the current financial turmoil had triggered a social timebomb that would lead to deepening civil unrest and soaring crime.

The comments from the confederation, which represents 168 million workers in 157 countries, are the most ferocious example yet of a backlash that has persuaded many who attend frequently to stay away from Davos this year. Yesterday Alistair Darling, the Chancellor, became the latest political figure to stay away from the meeting, after a similar move by David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary.

Mr Ryder, speaking as strikes involving hundreds of thousands of workers erupted across France and Germany, told The Times: “We are on the road to serious social instability, which could be extremely dangerous in some countries to democracy itself.”

He said: “Davos does not make me at all confident. I don’t see any of the leadership here that is needed to get us out of this crisis . . . There is very little contrition here.”

The ITUC warned that around the world more than 50 million jobs could be lost this year and that more than 200 million people would be driven into absolute poverty. The confederation said that the financial crisis had arisen because of “rampant speculation and financial profiteering” and that new global financial architecture needed to be established to “support regulation and ensure coherence”.

Sharan Burrow, the president of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, said that the world was now witnessing the human cost of “casino capitalism” as the impacts of rising unemployment and home repossessions and of plunges in savings and pension funds hit millions of families.

Ms Burrow said: “Why shouldn’t working people be angry? Their money is being used to stabilise the financial system, but it is their wealth, their jobs and the welfare of their children that is being stripped away.”

AND HERE IS THE REASON IT IS HAPPENING…

Since the collapse of Lehman Brothers last September, investors have been increasingly wary of those banks with relatively low capital ratios, thus encouraging banks to hoard funds at the expense of lending to business and investing. “What the markets are suggesting is notappropriate,” he said and called on banks to resume normal business practices and regain some of their lost confidence.

http://s.wsj.net/media/swf/main.swf

From January 29th Rasmussen Reports:

Public support for the economic recovery plan crafted by President Obama and congressional Democrats has slipped a bit over the past week. At the same time, expectations that the plan will quickly become law have increased.

Forty-two percent (42%) of the nation’s likely voters now support the president’s plan, roughly one-third of which is tax cuts with the rest new government spending. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 39% are opposed to it and 19% are undecided. Liberal voters overwhelmingly support the plan while conservatives are strongly opposed.

Voters continue to soundly reject a recovery plan that includes only new government spending without any tax cuts. Just 15% support such a plan while 70% are opposed. Survey data released yesterday showed most voters believe that tax cuts are always better than government spending. Other recent polling shows that 59% are concerned that government spending will increase too much.

Does every American Worker need to strike to get our “elected officials” to stop raping us for trillions of dollars for their corporate buddies?

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7 Responses to “Strike Anyone?”
  1. The dismal U.S. unemployment numbers have gotten more airtime recently than Jerry Springer. And why not? The numbers are mind-numbing.

    * A total of 2.6 million jobs lost in 2008 – the most since World War II.
    * A jobless rate that’s at 7.2% – and climbing.
    * About 11 million people out of work.

    As usual, however, further economic analysis shows that the “official” numbers don’t tell the entire story.”

    http://www.contrarianprofits.com/articles/5-shovel-ready-firms-to-soar-on-obama-stimulus/12425

  2. Bob says:

    Your first paragraph makes the assumption that our illegal immigrant leader from Kenya or Nancy Pelosi WANT this trillion dollar rip-off to help our economy in some way. You are mistaken in that assumption. The ONLY agenda they have is to cause our economy to completely collapse – “slowly and subtly” enough so they don’t risk having the military step in until it is too late.

    Surely the research you have been doing has led you to subjects like the IMF and Central Bank, and their desire to establish a single, world wide currency? America, and western civilization, can not be defeated militarily, it must be attacked piece-by-piece using other means. One way of doing so is to destroy the American economy, thereby rendering our military ineffective, and causing all the other “dominos to fall”. That essentially causes the fall of all of the rest of the West and takes every other economy on the planet along with it.

    Another method of isolating and defeating Western Civilization, leverages the hatred of Islam for Jews and Christians. It has already engulfed much of Europe; Denmark looks to be the first complete success for that strategy. Islam looks to destroy the Jews, and consider Christians to be nothing more than Jews that do not keep Rabbinical law. (Since they are just followers of a Jewish Messiah.)

    Western Civilization seems to have forgotten that Christians and Moslems have been in a war for over 1300 years now, and that the Christians have almost lost that war more than once in the past. Islam hasn’t forgotten that war, and they’re preparing to take it to a new level – making up for their defeat at the gates of Vienna.

    The money people are pitting one against the other, until they both weakened enough to be destroyed. Once they control the money, and leader worship replaces religion – only the state is worth of worship – their “New World Order” will have finally arrived.

  3. Diamond Tiger says:

    Bob, maybe my very dry snark is lost on you. I know they are trying to destroy the economy, collapse the dollar and turn this into just another state in the UN Global Government. All of my research and everything they have done points to it, but thanks for letting me know that you “got it” also. Now – what do we do about it?

  4. Bob says:

    No, the snark wasn’t lost on me. I was hoping that, just maybe, someone would see my reply and think “Stealth Jihad? Hmmmmm…..”

    What can we do? Buy guns, ammo, food supplies, items to barter with, and a place in the country. In my opinion, it’s already too late.

    There is a lot of theory about money, debt, and at what point an economy breaks down. It’s generally considered to be impossible for an economy to recover once debt equals total GDP + some small percentage (around 6%).

    There are NO economies that have ever survived doing that. We’re right on the edge, last I heard – at 5% pushing towards 6%. Spending the so-called stimulus money will push us closer to 12%. Getting heavier into a war in Afghanistan will push that to 15% within a year. Add in another round of paying off CEOs at big banks, the automakers, and some more money to Freddie, Fannie, and Citibank, and you’ve pushed that to 25%. There is no way to recover – the result will an economic collapse followed by a new currency – the Amero, or NAFTAro, or something with even more global name, the CentralBankero

    If someone tries to say that America is strong, we’ve worked our way out of a depression before, and this is nothing different – they’d be wrong. The economic core of America has been hollowed out and sold to overseas concerns – our steel mills lay dead and rotting – blights in places like Pittsburgh and Buffalo.

    Governors of states like Pennsylvania are cutting down and selling all the timber in state lands, private lands where they have lumber rights, and off of Federal lands. For as much as they cry about the environment, they have no problem with nearly clear cutting our old growth forests. They cry “Save the Environment”, just to keep Conservatives from taking a good look at what’s going on – typical liberal trick. And they’re selling all that timber, and keeping the money “off the books”.

    I really don’t think most people have any idea of how bad things really are. We’re being destroyed from the inside out – America, the pretty, prize apple is nothing more than a layer of skin, the core has being hollowed out – eaten away by greedy worms. Sadly, you don’t discover this until you depend on the apple for a meal, and you bite into it.

    Our manufacturing has been outsourced to the point where we can’t even manufacture a pair of socks anymore. The uniforms worn by the few immigration officials and border guards on our southern border are, ready for this? Made in MEXICO.

    We export coal and iron ore, and import finished steel. We’ve basically lost the entire steel industy. When you add in copper, and other industrial metals – well, we can’t manufacture much of anything anymore. We import nearly every food item you see on grocery store shelves, other than a few items like maple syrup.

    At one time we produced the most highly regarded manufacturing equipment in the world – with names like Bridgeport. Now, the best lathes you can buy are older Bridgeports – nearly everything else is just cheap, junk made in China. Our tool-and-die industry is gone, etc., etc.

    When push comes to shove, we’re going to find out that our transition to a “service based economy” has disappeared our raw materials, and manufacturing capabilities. It doesn’t matter how many service jobs you create – a whole army of burger flippers flippers from McDonalds and grocery store clerks and baggers aren’t going to be able to build one single bridge, or repair our decaying infrastructure.

    —Bob

  5. caffinequeen says:

    Well I have an old set of pots and pans I was meaning to donate we could go out and make noise.

    CQ

  6. Diamond Tiger says:

    CQ – hang on to them and might as well keep this on the downlow for right now. it’ll become obvious pretty soon.

    Bob – I may not have the readership of the large blogs, but the hundreds of loyal readers I do have are already taking all the steps needed to protect themselves and their families – rest assured…all is not lost – I have more hope than the rest. 🙂

  7. truthisgold says:

    Bob, Diamond and all, what you say is true–and it is only with the truth that one can be properly armed.

    At the risk of appearing inane, insane or otherwise baselessly optimistic, a read of “The Source,” “Centennial” [James Michener] or Sigrid Undsets’s “Kristin Lavransdatter” will remind us that the brave and the wise will always prevail to return another day.

    Sad, scary times, yes. Gotterdammerung? Not yet.

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