Kleptocracy

Kleptocracy, alternatively cleptocracy or kleptarchy, (from Ancient Greek: “rule by thieves”) is a form of political and government corruption where the government exists to increase the personal wealth and political power of its officials and the ruling class at the expense of the wider population, often without pretense of honest service. This type of government corruption is often achieved by the embezzlement of state funds.
This is a link to a video of Chris Hedges author of “The Way It Is” talking at the Wall Street civil disobedience protest.
The protesters in Wall Street recognise, “that the political system is broken, that the commercial press, the judiciary, the elected officials are essentially wholely owned subsidiaries of the corporate state.”
“There is no way in the American political system to vote against the interests of Goldman Sachs.”
“We live in a society in which the citizenry has been utterly disempowered, rendered impotent. It doesn’t matter what citizens want.”
Hmmm… doesn’t sound anything like what is going on in Australia with the carbon tax scam, does it?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz5RxhahHK0

Hacker "soldier" steals $3.2 million

Read this article to better understand how the bad guys compromise your internet connected computer to steal from you.
A hacker known in the cybercriminal underground as “soldier” has, in the past six months, stolen $3.2 million from major US corporations and private individuals in 90 different countries according to researchers at anti-virus firm Trend Micro. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/272200,hacker-soldier-steals-32-million.aspx

The Carbon Tax Scam Lock-In Scandal

Have you heard about the poison pill elements of the 1,100 page legislation with which the current government are wanting to inflict us? INCREDIBLE! http://www.2gb.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7892&Itemid=76
And have a read of the blog comments here: http://joannenova.com.au/2011/09/the-carbon-tax-is-so-bad-people-are-asking-if-this-is-treason/#more-17244

You cannot govern but by agreement and this goverment is forcing destructive legislation on a majority who do not want it and preventing its undoing. Please contact your MP and express your displeasure at this.

Carbon Tax Ramifications

This week I received this in the mail from a normally reliable source.
Hi friends,
This is a letter I have received from a friend who is in the Commercial Refrigeration Business explaining very clearly the enormous additional cost the Carbon Tax will add to us, the end user. He has given me permission to forward this on to all.
Sent: Monday, 8 August 2011 4:46 PM
Subject: FW: Carbon Tax update
Hi Ethne,
You may not know, but I have been involved in the commercial refrigeration business since 1985 and still own 50% of one of the major players in Australia.
We just got the attached through from our supplier regarding the effect the Carbon tax will have on the price of refrigerants.
To give you some concept of this, in 1985 we were paying around $1 per KG for refrigerant. In the mid to late 80’s, there was the whole CFC thing regarding the ozone layer, which was all lies driven by DuPont, who wanted to get patents on the new refrigerants as their existing patents had expired, and the whole thing had little or even nothing to do with protecting the ozone layer. Anyhow, this drove the price to about $22 per KG after it peaked at around $60 per KG. (These are our buying prices.)
You will see in the attached that our the Carbon Tax will push the price we pay for refrigerant R404a, which is what we use most in Supermarkets and retail outlets, from $21.60, of which $2.30 is Government CFC levies, to $112.73 + GST 19 per KG from 1st of July next year. (Yes, we pay GST on the levies, and no doubt will pay it on the carbon tax.)
For a Coles/Woolworths Supermarket, this would add between $80,000 to $150,000 per new store, and approximately $17,000 per year in maintenance costs per store, per year, or $15 million per year just for Coles.
There are alternatives, but the industry has very little time to adapt skills and technologies, that will also add cost and need more labour, when our industry is short on skilled labour due to lack of apprentices and skilled migration. And to adapt an existing Coles type supermarket would cost around $1 million.
This is one hell of a destructive tax.
Kind Regards,
Gareth