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|What treasury should do with banks in a crash – Prof. Steve Keen
|1. Deposits should be unconditionally guaranteed. The notion that depositors are “Investing” in their bank is nonsense.
2. The shareholders and bond holders of the bank should be on the line first to back depositors. If they lose everything, then tough: they are Investing, and risks are part of the business.
3. The bank should be nationalised with no recompense to shareholders or bondholders, pending restructuring and later resale; bank staff bonuses frozen, top management sacked. There has to be pain for failure.
First hour: news review: with Green councillor for Redland Fi Hance. Our scenario of a simulated ‘government announcement’ how we could close tax havens – nationalise banking infrastructure – economic crash, Q.E. increasing asset prices, Carillion going bust, £30 trillion in mainly British tax havens; Universal Credit ‘could cost more than current benefits system’ according to National Audit Office – just gratuitous cruelty to poor people – delays to payment; Steve Keen, economist – his principles for change to economic system; PMQs poverty and benefits – disabled refused benefits – ATOS failures; PMQs fiasco with trains – Charles Haughton, head of Thames Link, resigned; Metrobus – revolving doors, Carillion Finance Director becomes First Group director; PMQs Corbyn – Grenfell Tower – one year on – should there be prosecutions? Jeremy Corbyn asked PMQ about three topics in one: Grenfell Tower first anniversary; Trump and N.Korea; Brexit – what we’re losing; Bristol Arena in Filton just a ridiculous report by KPMG on whether to have at Temple Meads or in Filton; SpyCops trial – undercover police fathering children – campaign by Lush shops against undercover cops – National Association of Retired Police Officers (NARPO) force Lush to stop anti-spycop campaign. Man who discovered he was fathered by an undercover policeman reveals he supports Lush’s controversial ‘spy cops’ ad campaign: Unnamed man was a core participant in an inquiry into undercover police tactics. He praised Lush which put photos of officers with ‘Paid to lie’ in shop windows. He says his mother was duped into a relationship with an officer who posed as an animal rights activist .
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documentary DIGITROPOLIS with English subtitles
Second hour: Investigative reports: Maria. Trump and N.Korea, Singapore deal – US exercises cancelled: Robert Fisk on Geoff Blankfort KZYX Studios Philo California radio show discussing Trump, resigning from the Times, and Iran. Israel Sold Advanced Weapons to Myanmar During anti-Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing Campaign. Ex-spy Chief Said ‘Fun Part’ About Mossad Is That It’s a Crime Organisation – Netanyahu Is Not Amused – Former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo said it’s ‘a crime organization with a license.’ Israeli town Afula’s residents take to streets in hundreds to protest sale of house to indigenous ‘Arabs’. Boycotting Israeli goods – Esther Giles made complaints to Waitrose about their Israeli goods. Motion in British Parliament to condemn the slaughter of Palestinian civilians receives fewer signatures than motion to ‘cherish British Hedgehogs’ in the same week. EDL protest in London about Tommy Robinson being imprisoned – Al-Muhajiroun (Arabic: المهاجرون – The Emigrants) started same time as EDL – strategy of tension by secret services? – people giving Nazi salute at EDL protest. The far right is organised and growing. Those Nazi salutes are serious, by Claude Moraes in the Guardian. Far right growing – poverty and rise of extremists. Marches against Trump: I fully support the Together Against Trump demonstration coinciding with his visit on 13 July and Stand up to Racism’s call for a peaceful protest on 14 July against another pro-Robinson demo. Everyone who cares about the future of our society should come together for the politics of unity, not division. Bilderberg Conference in Turin last week: We Are Change Rotterdam @WeAreChangeRdam were there and discuss it – Maria van Boekelen and Marco Verheij – AI was big on the Bilderberg agenda: talking to a real person or a computer? Telepathy? Quantum computing; Google Deep Mind, Google, Jigsaw, Alphabet, Palantir; the 5G control grid being trialled in Bristol; smart meters; Digitropolis – documentary by them; Gerard Cohen; transhumanism; 2028 humanoids; singularity – computers conscious; genetic engineering; their you tube channel.
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- Date tabled: 24May2018 – Primary sponsor:
That this House calls on the Government to unequivocally condemn the massacre of Palestinian protesters along the Gaza border fence which has led to the deaths of at least 62 unarmed civilians and the injuring of thousands more, including 1,359 with gunshot injuries admitted to hospitals in a single day on Monday 14 May 2018; demands that the Government reaffirm the rights of protected persons under belligerent occupation and insist on an independent investigation into the unlawful use of live ammunition against protesters as well as outlining actions and sanctions should such an investigation not take place; asks the Foreign Office to summon the Israeli Ambassador for an explanation into the massacre and reiterate that lethal force is an option of last resort in circumstances where there is an imminent threat to life; believes that the path to peace and a two state solution is being undermined by the Israeli Government which has deliberately engineered a humanitarian crisis in Gaza through the decade-long blockade, has taken provocative action with the relocation of the US Embassy in Jerusalem, has proactively undermined a viable Palestinian State through settlement building as well as violating the 4th Geneva Convention through the use of lethal force against civilians protesting for their right to return to their homes, including a Canadian doctor who was clearly identified and journalists covering the scene; and asks the Government to follow up that strong condemnation with tangible actions to prohibit further attacks on civilian protesters.
This year’s Bilderberg summit is a council of war. On the agenda: Russia and Iran. In the conference room: the secretary general of Nato, the German defence minister, and the director of the French foreign intelligence service, DGSE. They are joined in Turin, Italy, by a slew of academic strategists and military theorists, but for those countries in geopolitical hotspots there is nothing theoretical about these talks. Not when the prime ministers of Estonia and Serbia are discussing Russia, or Turkey’s deputy PM is talking about Iran. The clearest indication that some sort of US-led conflict is on the cards is the presence of the Pentagon’s top war-gamer, James H Baker. He is an expert in military trends, and no trend is more trendy in the world of battle strategy than artificial intelligence. Bilderberg is devoting a whole session to AI this year – and has invited military theorist Michael C Horowitz, who has written extensively on its likely impact on the future of war.