Saptamana incepe furtunos cu dezvaluirile tot mai semnificante ale celor de la wikileaks, multumiri lui dan pentru link:
US embassy cables leak sparks global diplomatic crisis
The United States was catapulted into a worldwide diplomatic crisis today, with the leaking to the Guardian and other international media of more than 250,000 classified cables from its embassies, many sent as recently as February this year.Situatia economica din Irlanda pare sa fi ajuns la un rezultat final in privinta bailoutului. Vor primi 85 miliarde si se va nationaliza astfel "cea mai prestigioasa" banca a "tigrului celtic":
At the start of a series of daily extracts from the US embassy cables – many designated "secret" – the Guardian can disclose that Arab leaders are privately urging an air strike on Iran and that US officials have been instructed to spy on the UN leadership.
These two revelations alone would be likely to reverberate around the world. But the secret dispatches, which were obtained by WikiLeaks, the whistleblowers' website, also reveal Washington's evaluation of many other highly sensitive international issues.
These include a shift in relations between China and North Korea, high-level concerns over Pakistan's growing instability, and details of clandestine US efforts to combat al-Qaida in Yemen.
Bank of Ireland va fi nationalizata
Bank of Ireland a anuntat luni ca isi va majora capitalul cu 2,2 miliarde de euro pana in februarie, ceea ce va conduce, cel mai probabil, la o nationalizare de facto a acestei institutii financiare, relateaza AFP.In concordanta cu tema de ieri, am primit un link foarte bun de la Gab pe acelasi subiect al unor alternative la sistemul actual:
Acest anunt survine la scurt timp dupa acordul privind planul de sustinere a Irlandei cu un imprumut de 85 de miliarde de euro, acordat de UE si FMI, dintre care 35 de miliarde sunt destinati salvarii sectorului bancar.
In consecinta, statul va detine circa 80% din capitalul BofI, in comparatie cu 36%, in prezent, ceea ce inseamna practic nationalizarea bancii, noteaza luni presa irlandeza. O alta banca aflata in dificultate, Allied Irish Banks (AIB), ar putea sa aiba o soarta similara, in urma unei injectii de capital de peste 5 miliarde de euro.
A Circle of Gifts
P.S. Rog luati in considerare ceea ce spuneam AICI inainte de adaugarea unor eventuale comentarii. Va multumesc.
Wherever I go and ask people what is missing from their lives, the most common answer (if they are not impoverished or seriously ill) is "community." What happened to community, and why don't we have it any more? There are many reasons – the layout of suburbia, the disappearance of public space, the automobile and the television, the high mobility of people and jobs – and, if you trace the "why's" a few levels down, they all implicate the money system.
More directly posed: community is nearly impossible in a highly monetized society like our own. That is because community is woven from gifts, which is ultimately why poor people often have stronger communities than rich people. If you are financially independent, then you really don't depend on your neighbors – or indeed on any specific person – for anything. You can just pay someone to do it, or pay someone else to do it.