Once upon a time, long, long ago, when there were raging economic debates, common workers and farmers would got to halls and opera houses and pack them tight in order to listen to the debates of the finest orators in America. Remember those? They gave long, involved speeches about the nature of currency, the value of trade or the need for tariffs. Even women’s societies talked about these momentous things. Obama just announced his economic advisory team. It is, like Bush’s team, filled to the top with heavily connected people who have no connections with the ‘common man’ and hope to never have any such contacts. Or shoes might be thrown at them.
Indeed, there is an epidemic of shoe throwing, lately.
Wen Jiabao shoe-thrower German national, say British authorities
Monsters and Critics.com – 11 hours ago
The shoe was thrown at Wen, accompanied by shouts of ‘dictator,’ as he gave a speech on the global economy at the renowned university Monday. …
Video: Raw Video: Protester Hurls Shoe at Chinese PM AssociatedPressWhat Shoe? China Censors MyFox Detroit
Legal blogger on Gordon, Boris and Jiabao Danwei
Cambridge Varsity Online – MSN Money
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Shoe thrown at Ithaca mayor
News 10 Now, NY – Feb 5, 2009
After finishing his speech, he threw a shoe at Alderman JR Clairborne, then aimed the second one at Mayor Carolyn Peterson. Palmer then refused to leave …
Shoe thrown at Israeli ambassador in Sweden
Ynetnews, Israel – Feb 5, 2009
Apparently only the latest victim in a growing trend, Israel’s ambassador to Sweden, Benny Dagan, had a shoe through had him, while giving a lecture at the …
Israeli envoy to Sweden hit when shoe, books thrown at him during … Ha’aretz
Soleless protesters toss shoes Washington Times
Shoe hurled at Israeli ambassador Aljazeera.net
International Middle East Media Center – Stockholm News
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Shoe Throwing at the Olympics?
SHUNEWS, UK – 16 hours ago
In recent days both an Israeli Ambassador and the Chinese Prime Minister have been walloped with a footwear missile – the first thrown by Swedish protestors …
HAHAHA. Shoe throwing as an Olympic sport? Yes, and each nation must provide a target. The one who gets the most shoes thrown at him, gets a gold medal. I think this will bring huge TV ratings as world leaders vie to be the one with the most shoes thrown at them! Extra scores for fending off the shoes. Grace under fire gets 30% of the judge’s scores. And no bribing the judges, see!
President Obama today named the members of his new Economic Recovery Advisory Board, which he said would assure that his decisions on the economy would be guided in part by voices “beyond the Washington echo chamber.”
“We will meet regularly so that I can hear different ideas and sharpen my own, and seek counsel that is candid and informed by the wider world,” Obama said at a news conference.
HAHAHA. So, did he really go beyond the ‘echo corridor’? Well…I am not on the list. Nor are any of the excellent writers, commentators and economic pundits online, those of us who called each step of the global melt-down with unerring accuracy. Not to be totally egotistical, but anyone reading the past 5 years of my own commentary knows that my batting average is at World Series levels.
No, the people Obama selected are extremely connected to everything imaginable. Of course, the Bilderger list is secret as hell like the meetings and I am betting a base ball bat that every character he picked was at the last big Bilderberg meeting held secretively in Washington DC before the election. Obama snuck off to it and they had a serious chat with him.
It went like this: ‘OH MY GOD!!!! Everything is going to hell in a teakettle. We are going to die! You have to follow our instructions and we will make you a billionaire like us! Look at Hillary and Bill! And McCain! They are all filthy rich! We will make you filthy rich, too! Just do as we say and don’t rock the ship.’ I wonder if Madoff was there? Certainly, some of the nobility who worked for him were there.
Of course, this ‘not-connected to DC’ committee has Trilateral connections too! And god knows how many go to Bohemian Grove black magic meetings! There is, in fact, not one single ‘unconnected’ American on this committee. Why not pick a ‘Joe the Plumber’ sort? Like, just for show? Couldn’t the Democratic President think of even one, single, real American outsider? One??? I can’t even volunteer for that, I have too many connections to the ruling elites, way too many, myself. But I would happily choose someone for this honor. I just want one voice that is contrary to the others who have 100% reason to keep the status quo.
Remember ‘change’? How can the list below change anything at all?
Despite Wall Street’s savaged image with the public, Obama gave one seat on the 15-member board to Robert Wolf, the CEO of investment bank UBS Group Americas. No surprise, of course, that Wolf was a big fundraiser for Obama’s presidential campaign.
The private-equity business also is represented, via Mark T. Gallogly, founder of Centerbridge Partners in New York and another Obama fundraiser.
Silicon Valley got two seats: John Doerr, a partner at venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers; and Charles E. Phillips, Jr., president of software giantOracle Corp.
The board will be chaired by Paul Volcker, the former Federal Reserve chairman and one of Obama’s top economic advisors.
The other members:
- Anna Burger, secretary-treasurer of the Service Employees International Union
- William H. Donaldson, former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission
- Martin Feldstein, professor of economics at Harvard University
- Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., CEO of retirement fund TIAA-CREF
- Jeffrey R. Immelt, CEO of General Electric
- Monica C. Lozano, publisher and CEO of La Opinion
- Jim Owens, CEO of Caterpillar Inc.
- Penny Pritzker, founder of Pritzker Realty Group
- David F. Swensen, chief investment officer of Yale University
- Richard L. Trumka, secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO
- Laura D’Andrea Tyson, dean of the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley
I just adore Muckety.com. I love this site! The webs that these maps show are most interesting. And the maps were so thick, so many, I just didn’t do all the creeps on this council. I did some major ones, of course. Wow. They are so thickly settled within the Matrix, they are major spiders in the web of power!
UBS!!! EEEEK! Good grief. So, a person who should be arrested and charged with high crimes is the head???? Good grief. That does it! I want to slap him. If you go to the website, you can click on all the other elements on this map and see how amazingly connected Mr. Wolf is.
Bank officials named in an unfolding Senate investigation have directed more than $2 million into this year’s congressional and presidential campaigns, some of it arriving just as investigators finished a report accusing the bank of helping clients hide billions of taxable dollars from theInternal Revenue Service.
At the heart of the probe is UBS of Switzerland, one of the world’s largest banks, which in June alone distributed $98,000 to members of Congress through its political action committee. In July, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations completed its report on UBS’s role in helping wealthy investors shield money from federal taxes….
UBS always has been a major donor in Washington, in addition to spending close to $1 million a year on lobbying. The bank has spent more on the 2008 elections, which are still more than three months away, than during the entire 2006 cycle. The UBS political committee distributed $2.21 million to politicians and political groups over the past 18 months. The chairman of UBS Americas, Robert Wolf, helped raise more than $250,000 for Sen. Barack Obama‘s Democratic presidential bid. And another top executive at UBS, former senator Phil Gramm, was until recently a close adviser toSen. John McCain‘s Republican campaign.
Pragasam noted that Wolf’s role in the Obama campaign predates the Senate investigation by more than a year, and that Wolf oversees the bank’s American operations, while the Senate probe is focused on the activities of UBS offices in Switzerland.
OK: EEEEK! Gads. I now want to slap Obama, too. First, UBS is a Swiss tax-haven banking international cartel. What the hell is going on here? HAHAHA. Hey, everyone, remember 1914 and the secret business of Jekyll Island and how foreign financiers worked in total secrecy with US mega-rich money men to create a private Federal Reserve?
NOTICE THAT THEY NO LONGER BOTHER OPERATING IN THE DARK! THEY ARE DOING THIS OPENLY!
Look at what a few million bucks bought! The Keys to the entire US Treasure chest! So, is this how the circus of pretending to examine UBS comes to??? UBS running the President’s economic advisory committee? It is now official: we must impeach Obama. I wanted to see Bush sent to Iraq and tried for war crimes and then hung just like Saddam. Obama hasn’t had much time to commit too many war crimes but he is trending in that direction, too.
Also, this is why so many tax dodgers were selected to run things. Tax dodger Geithner is now running the Treasury and the IRS. I suggest he find Warren the loan shark and have that cunning and vicious young man run the IRS. Hell’s bells, that is better than having Wolf run the Hen House where Obama lives.
Dana fights to distance itself from bankruptcy
Despite financial woes, company is optimistic
A year after emerging from the shelter of bankruptcy protection, Dana Holding Corp. is spending its first birthday trying to figure out a way to get to its second.
The Toledo auto parts manufacturer has cut 6,000 jobs, closed four factories, and undergone an executive shuffle since emerging from 23 months of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Jan. 31, 2008. Meanwhile, its common stock – passed out to creditors of the former Dana Corp. at an expected value of about $22 a share – closed Feb. 4, 2008, at $12.75 a share and never got higher. It closed Monday at 84 cents, a decline of 93 percent. Still, executives said the local firm is headed in the right direction.
“Our reorganization and exit financing positioned us to compete in a very challenging market,” company spokesman Chuck Hartlage said.
EEEEK!!! A bankrupt guy! Warren looks better and better all the time. He, too, is bankrupt. At least, he admits he destroyed our economy! This means, he at least is capable of figuring out the obvious! I am just too pissed about the whole business of all these geniuses and connected people, unable to figure out even glaringly obvious things! Warren, at least has the brains to see himself in the mirror. More than any of Obama’s picks. Now, to super-connected Mr. Phillips Jr.:
MORGAN STANLEY????? Good gods. I notice, Carol Bellamy is connected to him. She is connected to me. Once upon a time, long, long ago, I needed someone to take down a corrupt politician in Brooklyn. Someone introduced her to me. She came to my brownstone and I and my fellow club members grilled her. She was stunned when I suddenly began to grill her in the hallway about her lesbian sex life.
‘Look, I only want honesty. If you out yourself, I will move heaven and earth to get you into office. Trust me on this,’ I told her, ‘Just tell me the truth.’ So, she did, to my shock.
I had plenty of spies so I knew all sorts of interesting stuff back then. Well, we told her, the main thing to win is the primary, any election is a shoo-in. We would carry her petitions, put her on the ballot and bring people to the polls. She became famous and like so many others, decided I was a non-person because I am a tiny bit unusual. HAHAHA. Anyway, she is now totally in the Web. And no shock. She played their game instead of defying them. I can’t help it: people are so easy to corrupt! All too easy. They want to live in the same web I denounce and defy and hate with a passion.
Phillips is so very connected, I had to do three maps of his webs! Here, we see how he is a media big-wig. Ahem. The candidates I preferred were all not connected with any media powers. Geeze, is this a coincidence or is the sun rising in the east every morning except in the Arctic or Antarctic? Viacom, MTV, Black Entertainment Network, Paramount pictures? Lots of Jewish ‘Mafia’ here, too.
And his Oracle network, again, a big super-connected web. Feel free to play with these web networks, click on any of the names to see how vast this web is and who belongs.
Doer: another big insider.
Tina Ju is a managing partner of KPCB China. She is also the managing and founding partner of TDF Capital. Tina brings 19 years of combined experience in venture capital, investment banking and operations. She joined Venture TDF in 1999 and founded TDF Capital China II LP in 2005. Her focus areas of investment include internet, media, consumer services, alternative energy and greentech. Tina has backed some of China’s most accomplished entrepreneurs and successful enterprises including Alibaba, Baidu, China Netcom, Focus Media, Hurray, etc. Four successful IPOs and two M&As has helped earn Tina the top venture capitalist award in China in 2005.
OK: Doer does lots and lots of business in….CHINA!!! HAHAHA. Boy, Obama hits another home run! No American-centered advisors but people doing business on behalf of Hu, of China! HAHAHA. I have to admire the moxie of the Chinese. They know their prey. They know how to get ancient grudges to pay off in the long, long run. All hail the 50 Year Plan! I do hope someone informs Obama about this plan. He won’t listen to me.
|James L. Barksdale|
• Chairman and President of Barksdale Management Corporation, a private investment management company. He is also a partner and co-founder of The Barksdale Group – April 1999 to present.
• Prior Professional Experience: Previously, Mr. Barksdale served in the following positions:
– President and CEO, Netscape Communications Corp. – 1995 to 1999 (when it was acquired by America Online).
– Chief Executive Officer, AT&T Wireless Services (formerly McCaw Cellular Communications) – 1993 to 1994.
– Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Federal Express Corporation – 1983 to 1992.
– Chief Information Officer, Federal Express Corporation – 1979 to 1983.
– Chief Information Officer and other management positions, Cook Industries – 1972 to 1979.
• Company Directorship: Mr. Barksdale is an Independent Director. He was a Director of America Online from March 1999 until the AOL-Historic TW Merger in January 2001, and has been a Director of the Company since that date.
• Other Directorships: Mr. Barksdale serves on the boards of FedEx Corporation and Sun Microsystems, Inc. He also serves as a special advisor to Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a venture capital firm.
Wow, yet another ‘ordinary outsider’ on Obama’s advisory board! And hark! Another media mogul! Just like your next door neighbor, you know, the one who tosses beer bottles over the fence. These people are very connected to Doer and will, of course, be advising him and better still, transmitting all the propaganda from this council to the People of America, aka, ‘The Sheeple’.
And then there is Pritzker: part of the Chicago gang.
April 28, 2008
White House hopeful Barack Obama talks a lot on the campaign trail about how failing banks have used subprime loans to victimize customers.
“Part of the reason we got a current mortgage crisis has to do with the fact that people got suckered in to loans that they could not pay,” he told a crowd in Reading, Pa., last week. “There were a lot of predatory loans that were given out, a lot of teaser rates. Banks and financial institutions making these loans were making money hand over fist.”
One of the banks that went under after making a lot of subprime loans — leaving 1,400 of its customers without part of their savings — was Chicago’s Superior Bank.
At the helm of Superior Bank at least some of the time was Obama’s national finance chairwoman, Penny Pritzker, an heiress to the Pritzker fortune.
Obama’s campaign notes that Pritzker stepped down as chairwoman of the bank’s board in 1994, seven years before it failed. She then went on the board of the bank’s holding company.
But a letter obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times shows that until the end, Pritzker appeared to be taking a leadership role in trying to revive the bank with an expanded push into subprime loans.
She takes the cake! Nearly as bad as the UBS clown! HAHAHA. Warren, come home! I will personally pay your plane tickets. We need you to guide America! Warren is like, um, HONEST compared to these guys! Wait, maybe Penny is your mom? I wouldn’t be shocked, frankly. She is certainly Warren’s spiritual mother. Unlike him, she knew that Step #1 in keeping out of prison is to cultivate powerful politicians and then use them. And here she is, Miss America! LALALA! ARREST OBAMA!
And look who owns his soul:
This is it: there is no hope. The Chinese will win this battle with the US nitwits who have no idea what a country is. Betray the Dragon Throne and it strikes swiftly, has no mercy and kills. The US, on the other hand, hands over all our economic systems and our Treasury and all our future earnings to a bunch of CROOKS. Who show no morals, who have no patriotism. Both the GOP and the DNC are filled with these traitors. And they are traitors. They destroyed our nation. It took them 50 years but they finally did it. And I suggest, Obama better get rid of these Warren clones and hire REAL Americans who know what is REALLY going on and if he needs a clue, all he has to do is use the internet to locate real people who really understand what is going on. And frankly, he knows who I am. He knows I exist. He can email me any time.
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