EU Con Jure

Recently, I decided to take up studying EU constitutional law theory to get clear on the mechanisms again. I started where I had left off as a EU jurist many years ago: the draft constitution of the EU that got shot down by the people of France and Holland. I started to feel pretty good about seeing through some of the misinformation in the articles I was reading. Knowledge of the pillars and law structure came in handy to shift through the pretense of legitimacy. Reading the material, I rested assured that there was no way the UK could exit the first pillar to find its peril.

Then the Brexit referendum happened and the prick minister announced his resignation. That is, he will not resign until he is done with whatever he is really doing but not telling. Typical, but it was probably according to plan anyway. As long as Britain could not Brexit, it meant nothing to me. I took my time to look at article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and understood that the people really do not have a say in it. It is the State that first has to decide, and then the EU gets to decide as if a State. Nowhere is there any room for people – or any government aligned with the people – to have a say on what UK or EU, is to decide. Continue reading

Taxing Negative Oil Spill

After dumping oil, spilling oil, burning oil, wasting oil, there is tax to get rid of more oil? Hmm. I actually do not feel like writing on any politics, but it always boils right down to it. This nugget of mislead needs to get put to rest where it belongs. Back in the media that pushed it forth. Instead of a lecture – and use of proper political and financial economic myth – to simply rant, and push this terrorist act back into the garbage can it came from. To allow for more comfortable space for the disintegrating elephant in the room. And to keep an eye out for the donkey that keeps fading in and out.

10 dollar tax per barrel. The announcement got underplayed in media, but apparently I am part of media, so here comes some overplay. Still awaiting the day when my rants can pay for exorbitant rent.

Even students starting business school can recognize the stunt as penal matters. Government refusing to properly tax corporations before, well aware of the ‘creative’ financial myths. But now that digital money disappears back into the digital death it got evoked from, the oil companies are given an ‘incentive’ to SELL. Continue reading

Life or Debt

They are always quick to claim success. But, behind the mask of success always lurks vast cunning and conniving. These are the people who had at one time decided to fake it so they could make it, to find that they have to keep faking it otherwise they may never make it. Make it to where?

They are stuck in a system that preys on them. A system that taught them to borrow money to finance their dreams. Dreams the system promoted through propaganda and advertising. Change their death for debt. If they were willing to get into debt, then they could fake that they had made it. Made immoral. Uh, immortal. That is what they are looking for.

They flaunt ownership of the house, the cars, and their kid’s schooling. No matter, as it is easy to figure out that they do not own anything but debt. A huge debt to humanity and Nature, for taking more than their due share. These thieves have no share. Continue reading

Criminals Pointing Fingers

Crime of Banking AdamsFrom: The Legalized Crime of Banking and a Constitutional Remedy
By Silas Walter Adams, 1958

The Legalized Crime Of Banking is a simple story of The Federal Reserve System, dealing principally with the unconstitutional creation of money and the control of credit by private corporations. The author suggests a concrete, simple solution, which Congress could employ, which would make the transition from private banking to the Treasury without injuring anyone enjoying a constitutional right, or without upsetting our normal course of trade, industry, and agriculture.

The Pauper and The Rich Man
The pauper (the Federal Reserve Bank) with assets of $52 billion with no productive know how, and less than 100,000 stockholders, loaned the rich man (The United States Government) with well over $350 billion in physical assets plus $250 billion in productive capacity and know how, with 170 million stockholders, $300 billion to fight World War II. Can you imagine the greatest corporation on earth, with 170 million stockholders and assets running over $600 billion, turning to a Continue reading

Human Need And The Economy

corporate greedHuman Need And The Economy
By James Keye, Dissident Voice, 2009

Human economies have no separate existence; they are not some universal latent design waiting for the human substrate to be displayed. We ask the wrong questions with: “What is wrong with the economy and how can we fix it?” Our first efforts must be to understand the origin of how we have come to exchange materials and behaviors, and then to ask: “Is this how we want to do our exchanges and what are the consequences?” It may seem a monumental task to retool the present way of assigning value and doing exchanges, but the current depth of troubles are pointing more and more directly to the conclusion that our present economic structures have run Continue reading

Crime Called Pharma Drugs

Corporate Crime BraithwaiteCORPORATE CRIME in the pharmaceutical industry
John Braithwaite, 1984

1 Introduction: an industry case study of corporate crime

The majority of people who work in the pharmaceutical industry subscribe to high standards of integrity and do everything in their power to stay within the constraints of the law. In the course of this research, I met pharmaceutical executives who impressed me with the sincerity of their commitment to the public welfare much more than many of the industry’s critics in politics, regulatory agencies, the public interest movement, and academia.

Valerie Braithwaite accompanied me to many pharmaceutical companies, forever constraining me from driving on the wrong side of the road. One day, as we drove back to New York, she said: ‘But these people are so nice, John. Do you think they really are corrupt? ‘ My initial response was: “You’ve spent the day being shown around and taken to lunch by the company’s public relations staff. They’re paid to be nice. Some people in these companies get paid a lot of money because they’re Continue reading