Anglo Irish Bank Tapes – Insight into Moral Hazard

The Anglo Irish tapes reveal how the bankers involved intentionally mislead regulators and the Irish government about the extent of the crisis. This was done to ensure the government would provide initial loans and then, having ‘skin in the game’, be forced to continue pouring in additional funds to prop up the bank. Ultimately this situation lead directly to the bankruptcy of Ireland and its entry into serfdom as a vassal of its masters at the EU and IMF. Continue reading

Anglo Irish Bank Tapes – The Transcripts

This past summer, a series of recorded phone conversations between senior executives at Anglo Irish bank were leaked. These tapes date back to the peak of the financial crisis in September 2008. The release of these tapes in ongoing and has, thus far, exposed the outright criminality of the bankers involved. The tapes show the level of fraud and manipulation that was used to swindling the Irish taxpayers into what amounted to an open ended bailout which ultimately ended in the bankruptcy of Ireland.

This post provides the transcript of several of the more interesting leaked conversations, several of which exist only in audio form – until now. Continue reading

The Destabilization of Syria – Who Gains?

The conflict in Syria ultimately boils down to natural gas pipelines, religious strife and extremism, the quest for regional power in the Middle East, and the emergence of a new cold war between the U.S. and Russia. Viewing the players and events in Syria with an understanding of those core facets brings us much closer to understanding the truth about what’s really happening in Syria and why. Continue reading

Syria Chemical Weapon Attacks – The Case Against the Rebels

In the absence of any evidence implicating the Assad government in the August 21st chemical weapon attack against Ghouta, and with Assad having strong motives to not use chemical weapons, we must look at other possible culprits. This post will investigate the rebels’ motives and means to carry out the Ghouta attack as a false flag operation with the goal of drawing the U.S. into the conflict on the side of the rebels. Continue reading

Syria Chemical Weapon Attacks – Do You Really Think Assad is That Stupid?

Are we honestly supposed to believe that Assad carried out chemical weapon attacks at the exact time and in the exact location that U.N. chemical weapons experts had just arrived to investigate previous allegations? Are we supposed to believe that Assad would risk giving the U.S. an excuse to commence overt military action against him? Are we supposed to believe that Assad would risk losing the moral high ground and with it his Russian re-supply lines? And finally, are we supposed to believe that Assad would risk all these things to carry out an attack of no strategic and negligible tactical importance? Continue reading

Syria Chemical Weapon Attacks – Where’s the Evidence John?

The U.S. has once again started the march to a war of aggression. Once again the public is being manipulated through appeal to emotion. Let’s cut through the rhetoric and analyze point-by-point the conclusions made by U.S. intelligence and cited by Secretary of State John Kerry in his August 30th, 2013 speech on the Syrian chemical weapon attacks. The reality is a complete and utter absence of hard evidence substantiating any of Kerry’s claims. Continue reading

Climategate Part Three: What Does the Data Really Show?

A look at the raw instrument temperature data since 1850 establishes that some global warming is occurring. Investigating further into our planet’s climate history places this warming into the appropriate context.

There is a pressing need to question the conclusion of global warming and cast a critical eye on the policies that are being put in place on the basis of perhaps the greatest con in human history. Continue reading

Climategate Part Two: The Undermining of the Scientific Method

The scientists involved in Climategate knew their conclusions were based on faulty data and a rigged climate model. These scientists engaged in a systematic and coordinated campaign to prevent their data and model methodologies from being made known. This campaign extended to blatant obstruction of Freedom of Information Act requests. Worst of all, these global warming advocates assaulted the core principals of the scientific method by attacking the peer-review process itself. By pressuring journals and editors to publish papers supporting the ’cause’ while blocking publication of ‘dissenting’ papers, proper scientific debate, the means by which we arrive at the truth, was quashed. Continue reading