Tag: iceland

November 30, 2008

Iceland Riots: Precursor for What’s to Come?

Last week, the people of Iceland broke into riot in protest of the direction that their government was taking in wake of the ‘financial crisis’.  More here . I think they reached the tipping point in being told a spew of BS about the need to tighten our belts etc etc etc. I think sometimes we give neo-cons for thinking too far ahead.  In fact, […]

October 30, 2008

Iceland: The Canary in the neo-con Coalmine

This retelling of the financial situation in Iceland is direct and honest and clearly illustrates how what happened in Iceland over the last 4-5 years can easily happen in most other developed countries. The main point:  we’ve abdicated our social and financial control to non-governmental and non-democratic organizations that could care less about the welfare of the states that they impose their ‘rules’ on. I’ve […]

October 29, 2008

Iceland: A Victim of Economic Larceny

I don’t think the little nation of Iceland entered the news much before September 2008.  When it did, it was depicted as iconic in its efforts to purchase hydrogen buses, run everything on geo-thermal energy and the home land of Bjork. Now, it’s the victim of economic larceny . The people of Iceland are being forced to pay 18% interest on their debts in order […]