Some things never change.
Posted on 22nd June 2012 by Administrator in Economy
Make no mistake about it. The solutions that have been instituted across Europe have one purpose and one purpose only – to save bankers and the ultra-wealthy oligarchs that run the show. They don’t give a shit about the common person. Let them eat iPads.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 06/22/2012 10:19 -0400
Greece may have a new government that is the same as the old government, but what is important is that it is “fixed“.
Starving Greeks queued around the block for free food handouts yesterday as the country’s politicians managed to end a crippling stalemate to form a coalition government.
Young children as well as the elderly waited in line in Athens to collect the parcels of fruit and vegetables donated by farmers from Crete to help ease the devastating austerity faced by many Greeks.
Desperate: An elderly lady, left, and a woman, accompanied by her son, carries a box of vegetables as thousands of Greeks and foreign immigrants line up during a free vegetables giveaway
The world is run by bankers and the rest of us are piss boys. Wait for the shake.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 05/29/2012 08:09 -0400
If those in charge are still confused why the general population is not very “appreciative” of the banker social substratum, the following example should provide some color. Following the ever greater public bailout fund black hole that Spain’s Bankia has become (first of many zombies), we now learn that one of its financial directors, Aurelio Izquierdo, will be entitled to €14 million in pension and termination benefits. Supposedly in compensation for running the bank straight into the ground after just one year of operation, and lying fabulously about its financial performance, in the process suckering in thousands into investing their hard earned cash so that oligarchs such as Aurelio can promptly retire to a non-extradition locale. And this, dear powers that be, is why the general public continues to scratch its head at how it is remotely possible that incompetent crony capitalists get paid tens of millions for blowing up their firms, while everyone else is stuck footing the soon to be soaring inflation bill (because print they must, and print they will).
More from Delta World:
Bancaja and general Bank of Valencia, Aurelio Izquierdo, former financial director is entitled to a pension for cessation of 13.8 million euros, according to the annual report of bank financial and savings (BFA), matrix of Bankia, corresponding to 2011.
In accordance with the information contained in the report submitted to the National Commission of the market of values (CNMV) and Tuesday indicated in various media, Izquierdo would receive this payment in respect of the insurance policy contracted to his retirement, death and disability, which joins a savings insurance by early retirement.
“Box of the savings bank of Valencia, Alicante, Castellon, Bancaja, has made the following commitments with a person during the year 2011 was part of the high Directorate of the Bank and causing the same low 13 October 2011: 7.633 thousands of euros in a policy of defined contribution covering the contingency of retirement, death and disability””, and 6,285 thousands of euros in insurance of individual savings contribution defined to cover the option of that, under certain circumstances, the person taking by early retirement”, explains BFA in its report.
The compensation to which he was entitled was already known, but it is the first time that it appears fixed in a public document.
According to the newspaper ‘Expansion’, the now Chief Financial Officer of Bancaja, Aurelio Izquierdo, published in March has an armor that could charge about 14 million euros if he ceases the entity between compensation and pension, which has not gone through the governing bodies of the entity or it has been reflected in the report of the Council.
So… with one hand taxpayers (either those of Spain, or of Germany, assuming Spain “bails out” Bankia with more debt, which is then pledged at the ECB as worthless repo further diluting the value of the joint currency, and whose unwind costs are now solely footed by Germany) are paying billions to preserve the illusions that Spain’s zombies are in check, while on the other they fund the expatriation costs of the bank’s former directors before all those who have lost everything – investment and deposits – come knocking on Aurelio’s door? Fear not: according to El Pais:
According to sources of the Finance and Savings Bank (BFA), that money will not come out of the accounts of the entity, but from Bancaja, and therefore “not a single euro” of the 23,500 million of public money will go to pay such compensation.
Oh, ok, so this is money of the non-fungible variety. Something like the JPM deposit cash not being used to fund JPM’s prop trading operations.
Got it. That makes everything so much better.
Igor: You know, I’ll never forget my old dad. When these things would happen to him… the things he’d say to me.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: What did he say?
Igor: “What the hell are you doing in the bathroom day and night? Why don’t you get out of there and give someone else a chance?”
Igor: Dr. Frankenstein…
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: “Fronkensteen.”
Igor: You’re putting me on.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No, it’s pronounced “Fronkensteen.”
Igor: Do you also say “Froaderick”?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No… “Frederick.”
Igor: Well, why isn’t it “Froaderick Fronkensteen”?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: It isn’t; it’s “Frederick Fronkensteen.”
Igor: I see.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: You must be Igor.
[He pronounces it ee-gor]
Igor: No, it’s pronounced “eye-gor.”
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: But they told me it was “ee-gor.”
Igor: Well, they were wrong then, weren’t they?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: For the experiment to be a success, all of the body parts must be enlarged.
Inga: In other vords: his veins, his feet, his hands, his organs vould all have to be increased in size.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Exactly.
Inga: He vould have an enormous schwanzstucker.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: That goes without saying.
Igor: He’s going to be very popular.
[Upon seeing the monster's manhood]
Elizabeth: Oh my God. Woof.
Frau Blücher: I am Frau Blücher.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: [to Igor] Now that brain that you gave me. Was it Hans Delbruck’s?
Igor: [pause, then] No.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Ah! Very good. Would you mind telling me whose brain I DID put in?
Igor: Then you won’t be angry?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: I will NOT be angry.
Igor: Abby someone.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: [pause, then] Abby someone. Abby who?
Igor: Abby… Normal.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: [pause, then] Abby Normal?
Igor: I’m almost sure that was the name.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: [chuckles, then] Are you saying that I put an abnormal brain into a seven and a half foot long, fifty-four inch wide GORILLA?
[grabs Igor and starts throttling him]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Is that what you’re telling me?
The real reason that we can’t have the Ten Commandments in a courthouse: You cannot post “Thou shalt not steal,” “Thou shalt not commit adultery,” and “Thou shalt not lie” in a building full of lawyers, judges, and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment. — George Carlin