Thursday, October 29, 2009
Everyone rational knows that there is an enormous need to seriously reform the derivatives market, but the committee, headed by Congressman Barney Frank (D-Wall Street), invited a panel of eight guests who were distinguished by their uniformly pro-industry positions. They included Jon Hixson of Cargill, James Hill of Morgan Stanley (on behalf of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association), Stuart Kaswell of the Managed Funds Association (which, through one of its lobbyists, has delivered significant “bundled” donations to Frank) and Christopher Ferreri of the Wholesale Markets Brokers Association.
Then some concerned citizens didn't think this was a balanced committee so someone else, Rob Johnson of the Roosevelt Institute, was called in last-minute (the night before the meeting). His opening statement was (more or less) "I'm here to represent the taxpayer" as soon as he said this, the rest of the committee cut his speaking time short, at less than 5 minutes. This was after everyone else had plenty of time to say (more or less) "regulation would make prices for things like flour and chicken fluctuate uncontrollably." This guy, representing the taxpayer, did however write up a full report, identifying weaknesses and unfairness of Frank's Bill, but it was never posted or included anywhere because he didn't have it ready at this meeting. Read his report here in PDF format.
Frank's Bill basically states big banks can do whatever they want with money - federal or state laws don't apply to them, they are exempt from Federal anti-fraud or anti-manipulation requirements, exempt from state gaming and anti-bucket shop laws, their trades do not need to be reported (this way they can't find evidence to prosecute fraud or manipulation charges, if they applied).
They can launder, extort, and manipulate money at will and never be subject to tax regulation or law. Oh - and they won't allow small, honest banks to exist. They're pushing hard for a One World Bank. Bankers rule most of the world - Read here - skip down to the Tally Stick.
Posted by Zero Won at 8:11 PM
This story I read at harpers.org and it's about the U.N. 'missing' millions dollars and probably funding fraudulent elections in Afghanistan because they want to set up one of their (New)World(Order) Banks. Get rid of the U.N. they are only servants to the Rothschild Zionist New World Order.
Posted by Zero Won at 8:06 PM
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Just added the song today, found it randomly at www.entertonement.com listening to BamBam call Kanye West a Jackass. A friend and I went through 16 hours of driving from CT to ATL and then back, constantly repeating the infectious line the entire time. On the ride we saw many a Combination KFC and Taco Bell, but only a sign for a Pizza Hut & Taco Bell (with combination KFC). I was informed in Atlanta that it's now with combination Long John Silver. The trip was great, now listen to the song at least 4 times in a row.
Posted by Zero Won at 8:56 PM
Saturday, August 22, 2009
A Computerworld.com article from Richard Mitchell about how much of your private/personal information can be found on the web. It will scare the shit out of you, which will promptly be available online. In this 6 page article he sums up the places and information he found on himself (read the Dossier), using both free and paid searches (only $14.95).
Source: Government records
Full legal name, address, Social Security number, spouse's name and Social Security number, price paid for home, mortgage documents, signature
Source: Free people searches
Employer name, job title, age, month and date of birth, phone numbers, wife's name and age, historical addresses and phone numbers, personal e-mail address, identifying photographs, employment history
Source: Search engines
Age, phone numbers, Computerworld affiliation, Computerworld stories, blog posts, identifying photos, social network and nonprofit affiliations, editorial award
Source: Social network search engines, image searches
Computerworld stories, blog posts, social network friends and co-workers, flickr photos
Source: Paid searches
Address history to 1985; real estate purchase dates, assessed values and mortgagors; 2004 property tax bill; nonprofit affiliations; Flickr account details; published stories; parents' names, address, phone number and first five digits of Social Security numbers; current and past neighbors' names, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth and first six digits of Social Security numbers
Some more to read in the article:
What else is out there?
Assessing the Risk
Posted by Zero Won at 3:14 PM
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Search for yourself about this story of the detention in Italy of two Japanese nationals found by border authorities crossing into Switzerland carrying a suitcase with $134 BILLION worth of US bearer bonds in a false bottom.
Even though it happened in June, and there's over 85,000 results, most of the stories are all from June. Most raise questions and compare it to movies and novels, hence the LA Confidential reference; but none follow up and there is no other information after the initial 'facts' are presented.
So Who knows what's up... I don't think anyone cares because it is not on the [HD]TV or the newspaper/blogs/tweets/shit. Speaking of not caring: why won't anyone read or respond to this blog and buy my tees at zazzle.com? It's OK, i just use this as site for bookmarks i can access from any computer, and it's like spewing to a shrink for free - with significantly less post-purchase-dissonance.
Posted by Zero Won at 10:52 PM