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Noise Tales know the world's unfair. 

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owsposters:

Silhouette Man Wonders WTF is Wrong with Americans

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This comic uses some text from the Letter of Support for Quebec Students from Nordic Students. The letter is written by a coalition of student unions from Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.

UPDATE: The original version of this poster cited the above mentioned letter, and the Student Union in Finland was not included among the letter’s authors. That caused some confusion. The poster has been updated to include Finland, because it does have essentially the same higher education policy as its Nordic neighbors.

UPDATE #2: Since my posting this on DailyKos, this comic has been shared about a half-million times over two days. Here’s KOS founder Markos Moulitsas on the comic:

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UPDATE #3: It’s been interesting to watch how many officials from the for-profit “schools” mentioned in this comic, and their law firms, have visited this site to view this comic.

UPDATE #4: This comic has now been shared over 2-million times across the Internet.

#only in Yankistan

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… We can and should cut spending on war preparations, wars, foreign bases, spies and assassins, prisons, the drug war, highways instead of green transport, etc. We should move the money into expanded useful programs funding human needs and green energy. …

Via Budget Debate Needs an Intervention

December 08 2012

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Iceland's economy recovered from the financial crisis better than most because the government bailed out the people and jailed the bank criminals.
SHARE if America should try the Iceland solution.
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/08/top-economists-iceland-did-it-right-everyone-else-is-doing-it-wrong.html
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November 07 2012

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Huge protests against the government and austerity in Lisbon right now.

August 07 2012

05:51

Standard Chartered Bank accused of scheming with Iran to hide transactions | Business | The Guardian

British bank named in scathing report by regulators which claims SCB helped Iranian clients skirt US financial sanctions

July 30 2012

23:12

Iran sentences four to death over bank fraud with political fallout | World news | guardian.co.uk

Unnamed quartet to hang after £1.7bn embezzlement scandal raised questions over Iranian privatisation drive

An Iranian court has sentenced four people to death for a billion-pound bank fraud that tainted the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, according to state media.

Iranians, hit by sanctions and soaring inflation, were shocked by the scale of the £1.7bn embezzlement, which was exposed last year, and by allegations it was carried out by people close to the political elite, or with their assent.

Thirty-nine people were tried for the fraud, the biggest in the Islamic Republic’s history. Four of those had been sentenced to hang, the IRNA state news agency reported.

“According to the sentence that was issued, four of the defendants in this case were sentenced to death,” prosecutor general Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei told IRNA.

Two people had been sentenced to life prison terms, and others received jail sentences of up to 25 years, Mohseni-Ejei said. In addition to jail time, some were sentenced to flogging, ordered to pay fines and banned from government jobs.

Mohseni-Ejei did not name the defendants, whom Iranian media have identified only by their initials. State television broadcast parts of the trial but blurred out the faces of the accused.

The man described by Iranian media as the mastermind of the scheme, the businessman Amir Mansoor Khosravi, is said to have forged letters of credit from Iran’s Bank Saderat to fund dozens of companies and buy a steel factory from the state.

Mahmoud Reza Khavari, the former head of Iran’s biggest bank, the state-owned Bank Melli, resigned over the affair and fled to Canada, where records show he owns a £1.9m home. …

FLASH! Iran has rare lucid moment - film at eleven.

July 27 2012

07:25

The World's Super-Rich have Stashed Trillion in Offshore Accounts (Mathiason) | Informed Comment

… - between $21 trillion and $32 trillion of financial assets is owned by High Net Worth Individuals in tax havens. This does not include real estate, art or jewels.

- a conservative 3% return on that $21tn taxed at 30% would generate $189bn – a figure easily eclipsing what OECD industrialised nations spend on overseas development aid.

- the top 50 private banks collectively managed more than $12.1tn in cross-border invested assets for private clients, including their trusts. This is up from $5.4tn in 2005.

- fewer than 10 million members of the global super-rich have amassed a $21tn offshore fortune. Of these, less than 100,000 people worldwide own $9.8tn of wealth held offshore.

Accompanying the Price of Offshore Revisited is a separate paper (which I co-wrote). It reveals that data used by individual countries to assess the gap between rich and poor is inaccurate. And as a result, inequality is far more extreme than policymakers realise.

This is because economists calculating inequality fail to include the vast majority of offshore cash in their findings. So the wealthy are far better off than the studies suggest.

In Inequality: you don’t know the half of it, eight of the world’s leading economists were asked whether offshore wealth was largely excluded from inequality studies. Ranging from the World Bank’s acting chief economist to academics at the Paris School of Economics and the Brookings Institute in the US, they all confirmed this was the case. …

July 22 2012

06:55

Trade minister Lord Green 'failed to halt flow of drugs cash' as HSBC boss | Business | The Observer

US Senate report shows that Lord Green was warned about money laundering linked to Mexican drugs cartels

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