Friday, April 15, 2011

Zendran inheritance situation gets more coverage

Recently the Westerly Sun caught john warren, who was president of washington trust, stalking me to an arts event where I have friends who regularly atend and exhibit their works. Below is the link to the pic the Sun took of me at that event
Below is the pic the took of john warren at the same event
All I can say to washington trust is BUSTED.
This also shows that people and businesses down there are getting more gutsy to call out crooks like washington trust.
Peter Z

Der hundenkanzellor rips off Zendran at shit u

Recently shit u has once again hosted three former world leaders, dago dog prodi, el spicko escobar, and der huundenkanzellor gusenbauer. While the first two spewed their typical leftist lunatic diatrabe der hundenkanzellor’s words borrowed much from my own material, which is unsuprising as he has followed me on myspace and continues to follow my blogs. Notice his comments on social services and financial regulation, hardly the words one expects from a typical leftist.

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April 14, 2011

Three former leaders of Italy, Austria, and Chile, who have all led progressive parties and movements in their long public careers, discussed the future of the “Next Left” at the Watson Institute this week.

Former Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi was joined on Tuesday’s public panel by former president of Chile, Ricardo Lagos, and ex-chancellor of Austria, Alfred Gusenbauer. All three are currently visiting professors at Brown.

The policymakers shared their views on the economic and political challenges faced by the next generation of the left – focusing on the global conceptions of inequality, income re-distribution, and taxation, as well as on the shifting axes of world power and the implications of the most recent global financial crisis.

In his remarks to open the panel, Prodi highlighted, among other things, the political challenges of using taxation as an instrument for income distribution, a sentiment that was later echoed by Gusenbauer.

“I paid the price when I became severe with taxes,” said Prodi, describing events that led to a Senate vote of no confidence against him and, consequently, his resignation in January 2008.

Lagos emphasized the need to place more importance on equality, noting that in the United States, for instance, the wealthiest one percent of the population earns about 25 percent of total income.

Furthermore, inequality is a fundamental determinant of social outcomes and health, according to Lagos, who cited findings from the recent book Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett.

According to the Lagos, the book’s findings show that that there is no rise in life expectancy and level of happiness above a threshold level of income per capita (roughly $20,000); furthermore, the book also established a strong correlation between high levels of inequality and social/health challenges of societal mobility, life expectancy, education, crime, and imprisonment.

In Latin America, according to Lagos, levels of per-capita income are rising though the region has yet to reach the “mythical” $20,000 threshold. “We’ve done it through mere fiscal expenditures,” he said, “but we’re still unable to touch taxes.”

Lagos also emphasized the importance of regulation and the critical role that international organizations like the World Bank have to play in restoring global financial health; for Latin America, the former Chilean president said it is important for countries to “speak with one voice.

“For the first time, we had a global financial crisis which Latin America had nothing to do with,” he said.

Gusenbauer criticized the “populist extreme right,” among other influences, for causing a global political crisis; such a crisis, Gusenbauer said, has undermined the “notion of nation” in different ways — including the transfer of power away from the nation-state because of European Union integration, and in Europe, the dilution caused by immigration.

Gusenbauer also suggested that taxpayers are bearing the cost of bailing out banks and other financial institutions during the crisis, while at the same time facing government austerity policies that reduce their public services.

“There is enormous expropriation of ordinary people,” he said, “because the banks were able to convince governments to bail them out.” He also added that allowing self-regulation in the financial sector was pointless and ineffective.

“Self-regulation is just a sophisticated way of saying ‘no regulation.’ It’s like asking a dog to be a guard over sausage,” Gusenbauer said.

Gusenbauer concluded by emphasizing that in an era of rising financial capitalism, the “Next Left” has to clearly decide which agenda it should pursue: “Either an agenda that serves Wall Street or one that serves Main Street.”

This week’s panel was the most recent in a series of Next Left events focusing on the future of progressive policy at the Watson Institute. Last October, Lagos and Gusenbauer spoke about “The Next Left: Globalized Social Democracy in the North and South.” In 2009, the series looked at the implications of Barrack Obama’s presidency for progressive policy.

By Watson Institute Student Rapporteur Dominic Mhiripiri ‘12

Sunday, April 10, 2011

My response to reza pahlavi's recent q&a

Recently reza pahlavi has made some statements in his Q&A which he published March 31 2011 which are nonsensical and show his true, scatterbrianed nature. For instance when asked about Ali-Reza’s fueral he dodges the issue asked by Seyed, namely why did he only attend a few memorials and not go out and meet more people, including those who knew Ali-Reza’s death was murder and not suicide.
Just as scatterbrianed is his response to Negin on the riots in North Africa, where reza pahlavi ignores that what happened in Egypt and Libya was the work of provaceturs, saying nothing for Mubarak, who did a lot for Iran and who was a close friend of the Pahlavis. That he could forget this shows he is either crazy or deliberatly insulting those who supported him and those close to him for years. Or he could be so caught up in his democracy trip, which is apparent in his answers about the green movement.
Notice in his responses he focuses too much on secular government and democracy, despite the fact that those calling for reform in that manner have been failures in government and in their lives, ie there is nobody to implement a democratic reform in Iran left. Notice he even acknoweledges that mousavi and karroubi are no longer an efective force in Iranian affairs, showing that he wants to take control of the “green movement” they helped spark. Now who will he copy next, for as usual reza pahlavi seems content to copy others rather than take decisive action himself.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Icke gets it wrong on Iran and color revolutions

Yesterday I finally found a copy of Icke’s book human race get off your knees the lion sleeps no more in an independent bookstore in cambridge. When I read pages 163-168 I noticed he had his facts wrong about the political upheavals in Iran since 1953, Ukraine’s orange revolution, and the cia backed uprising in Georgia that ousted Shevardnadze. Not only did he as usual publish the wrong facts about what happened with Mossadeq, but even more idiotic ignored news reports of dick holbrooke’s presence in Iran before the 2009 elections, or that holbrooke got his ideas for what to do in Iran from my series “Victimization of the Farsi, Arab, Turanian, and Central and Western Asian Peoples” which was a three article sereis I published with Icke from 2001-2003 and which I made a book in 2004. Icke even ignored that mousavi was manouvered into being khomeini’s prime minister by the cia, comitted some of the worst atrocities Iran experienced, and was not honest about the rigging in the 2009 elections, that he involved in it very much so. He also ignored the fact that Yuschenko was poisoned, and that was the cause of the riots that put him into power as part of the orange revolution. While Icke was right about the Georgian elections being rigged against Shevardnadze he ignored the reason behind it, so that america could station troops there. Icke needs to do his homework better.