Category Archives: Europe & EU
In Russia first moves of geopolitical chess they have secured their pawn in their major trading port of Rostov-on-Don, and moved forces to the Russian sympathetic region (oblast) of Crimea. Apparently minimal violence has occurred and the Russian are questioning legitimacy of the ousting of Yukanovych. Ukraine is concerned that Dnipropetrovsk (home to nuclear weapons, missile and defense industries) will be the next target for Russian occupation. Its difficult o determine whether Russia is acting with outright aggression/conquest of simply making sure things don’t get too out of control, perhaps both are true. The distance between Kiev and Moscow is similar to the distance between Melbourne and Sydney, so no one want things to get too crazy.
The body count:
Jan. 26, 2014
William Broeksmit, 58.
retired Deutsche Bank
Found hanging at home
Jan. 28, 2014
Gabriel Magee, 39.
JP Morgan’s European headquarters in London.
Reportedly leaped to his death from the 33rd story of his workplace
Jan. 29, 2014
Mike Dueker, 50.
Chief Economist at Russell Investments
Jumped over a four-foot fence and fallen some 40-to-50 feet down an embankment?
Feb. 3, 2014
Ryan Crane, 37.
JP Morgan trading exec.
Found dead at home poisoning suspected.
Feb. 4, 2014
Richard Talley, 57.
Former investment banker at Drexel Burnham Lambert and founder of Centennial.
Found is his garage at home with self inflicted nail gun wounds.
Do you believe in coincidences?
On the day Victorian government was debating laws to effectively criminalize protest , protestors for Ukraine democracy met at the exact place where Robert Doyle’s Melbourne City Council brutally crushed a democracy Movement called Occupy Melbourne.
This may actually be Victoria’s last protest where protest is legal.
Yet another irony is the Ukrainian situation protest was also made illegal recently.
So I’m sure we’d love for you to have democracy Ukraine, but we don’t have it our selves.
While Phony Maggot and his cronies are trying to return Australia to the dark ages with their oxy-moronic “work for the dole scheme”, the first European country (Switzerland) is now voting on giving every adult a basic income, no matter what their work status is. The “basic income solution” is being discussed all over Europe, especially in Germany and Austria . The reality is , we live in a world where automation and third world salary debasement are putting a lot of people out of work and there is no going back, so new solutions will have to be found. Of course someone will still need to pick up rubbish and maintain parks (until robots can do this too), but these are jobs that people need to be paid for adequately, not at dole (slave) wage salaries.
The “Basic Income” was already proposed at the beginning of the 20th century by the visionary Rudolf Steiner, who claimed that when people have all they need, their creativity will lead them to do more important work in areas like science, the arts or helping the community. The cliché dole bludger sitting in front of the telly, smoking and drinking beer, often feels disenfranchised by the community , leading to depression and hopelessness. What is the point of looking for jobs that are simply not there? What is the point of trying, when you are guaranteed to be unsuccessful due to circumstances out of your control? The “basic income solution” could restore people’s dignity and enable them to express themselves in many ways.
English with Greek subtitles
Nigel Farage giving the EU parliament a bit of a reality check.
But why so many empty seats?
German and English with English subtitles