Thursday, September 16, 2010

That may be Israel but I am Gaza

That may be Israel but this is Gaza

The Israeli Foreign Ministry is hoping to use social media to brand Israel and the government is about to spend $25 million on influencing social media. In their first salvo
The campaign will focus on hosting figures the ministry has identified as having significant influence on public opinion. The first step in that effort was seen in ministry involvement in coordinating Arianna Huffington's visit to Israel. She is the co-founder of the prominent Huffington Post political blog.

Arianna's credibility as a commentator would be rather compromised by this cash injection.
The Israel plan is to also promote Israel under the tag "I am Israel," this initiative
features video clips and articles about the average Israeli. The project, part of an effort to change the world conception of Israelis, was initiated by individual Israelis.

In the spirit of peace and reconciliation effected by Israel in a year that it used EU passports to kill, can we have half the funds directed towards a campaign that would be called "I am Gaza" ?
The Huffington Post should lead the way.

Source: Haaretz

Monday, September 13, 2010

Libertas Party Limited never filed accounts because it never traded. If so where did the cash go?

Leader of the Two Year Reich Mr. Declan Ganley of Rivada, Innit.

The Libertas Party Ltd. was incorporated in November 2008 and has not filed any accounts.

However according to a former Libertas employee (currently a turf accountant) who posts as Cookie Monster on, the site run by former Libertas election director and founder David Cochrane, the Libertas Party Ltd never traded. In the below response to questions raised by the striking off of two Libertas companies , the Libertas Party Ltd and The Libertas Foundation Ltd from the companies register in Ireland , Cookiemonster stated that the companies never traded. On the same site he assured readers that an entity called The Libertas Institute was still active.

This begs the question, if the Libertas Party Ltd. never traded where and to what entity did the donations people made to the Libertas Party on their now defunct website and in other fund-raising endeavors go? What "company" took control of funds. Neither the Libertas Party Ltd and The Libertas Foundation Ltd ever filed accounts. The next account filing deadline for the Libertas Institute Ltd. is 30 Septeber 2010. We will await these accounts with great interest.
However it must be asked if the Libertas Party Ltd which was founded to "carry on the business of a European political party" and according to Declan Ganley, speaking to the Sunday Telegraph was going to start " to raise £75 million (€92.8 million) from online donations to run candidates in all 12 of Britain's European Parliament constituencies, and in seats throughout the EU". Libertas sought cash through paypal account buttons on its website. At the time commenting on Ganley's Tweets I wrote
Mar 19th 10:12 AM It's a beautiful day in Brussels also the new Libertas website is looking good from web Except it is devoid of policies and everypage has a paypal button either in the hope of milking the misguided or claiming that where you cash comes from. will we see the pay pal accounts?

Where did the money go if the Libertas Party Ltd never traded? How many Libertas companies were there?
Ganley on the campaign trail in the run up to the Lisbon 2 referendum in Ireland was confronted by the Charter Group's assertion that he and his party were anti-union as he had a strike breaking clause in Memorandum of Association of the Libertas Party Ltd

The Charter Group also criticised Libertas as being anti-worker. Mr Geraghty said the Libertas articles of association suggested it would contribute funds to anybody resisting interference in its business by strike movements or organisations.

However, Libertas chairman Declan Ganley said he was unaware what was in its articles of association. “We should check but I don’t know what it says. We just use boiler plate [standard wording] memorandum and articles of association. But I’m not anti-anything.”

When Ganley was asked mid campaign this question about strikebreaking and his company The Libertas Party Ltd, he did not say that the company was not trading. He said "We should check but I don’t know what it says". What does that mean? Why was he commenting on a company that according to his former employee never traded? Why not just say that company is not trading. It must also be asked , for what entity was he trying to raise £75 million? According to Alan Kennedy is was The Libertas Institute Ltd that " used for the campaigns" but the website collecting paypal donations was the Libertas Party website

The question again is where did donations to the Libertas Party go if not to the Libertas Party Ltd. When will they be accounted for? Did THE LIBERTAS INSTITUTE LIMITED collect the cash or some other company? Were donors aware that the Libertas party was not the company they were paying funds to? And what should be done about this?

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Effective date: 24/10/2006
Last AR Date 30/09/2009
Next AR Date 30/09/2010
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Originally Posted by Sam Lord View Post
So if everything is so hunky-dory why have no accounts been filed? Is it an offence not to file?
Why would accounts be filed for a company which has never traded? Again, the Libertas Institute Limited was the company used for the campaigns and has not been dissolved. It still exists.

(Editors note Cochrane later renounced Libertas's anti-Lisbon stance )

Friday, September 10, 2010

Declan Ganley's Libertas Party and think tank fully dissolved

Its official: Declan Ganley's political party and think tank is no more.

The Irish Times reports today:

Ganley's Libertas company dissolved

The Libertas Party Ltd, the company established by the anti-Lisbon Treaty campaigner Declan Ganley as part of his attempt to create a pan-European political party, has been dissolved.

The company was incorporated in November 2008 and has not filed any accounts. In June, Mr Ganley wrote to the Companies Registration Office seeking to have the company struck off. The Libertas Foundation Ltd, also established by Mr Ganley in 2008, has similarly been dissolved.

It took a lot of work but everyone who helped destroy this entity should be proud of themselves. Well done to all especially the voters of Europe who thwarted their attempt to undermine the European Union and the European parliament.

Thilo Sarrazin jumps before being pushed from Bundesbank board

Breaking news from the Daily Telegraph states
"Thilo Sarrazin said he would leave the board of the Bundesbank at the end of September after making a string of inflammatory comments both in public and in a book published earlier this week entitled "Germany Abolishes Itself".

The 65-year-old Mr Sarrazin said that "Jews share a particular gene" and that Europe was being overrun by poorly educated Muslims with a higher birth rate and an unwillingness to integrate. He questioned whether the basic characteristics of Germany were being undermined.".

However news reaches this blogger that the board of the Bundesbank had already voted to remove him. His resignation comes in the face of his imminent forcible removal from the post. A pity he has been allowed to save face but at least he will be gone by the end of the month. He is a member of the Social Democratic Party in Germany who are partners with Ireland's Fine Gael party in the European parliament's EPP group. It is believed that he has become an embarrassment to all who previously worked with him politically.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Polluting sicko billionaires, two Kochs who fund the destruction of democracy in America

Two Kochs

Two Kochs are funding the death of democracy in the USA. These scions of anti democratic agitation quite correctly view democracy, public health care, social programs and indeed society as a stumbling block to their own profit margins. Why two guys who are the third richest persons on the planet should be worried about their own humongous profits is beyond me. However as I have stated before the people who brought us Libertas, and the people behind such ventures in the privatization of politics actually hate the people. Like the industrialists in England's 19th century Industrial Revolution, they see "people" as commodities, misguided and misled by anyone who would care for their welfare. This article is a MUST READ

From the people who brought you the Cato Institute and the Tea Bag "Party" meet the two Koch brothers "Covert Operations
The billionaire brothers who are waging a war against Obama.
by Jane Mayer

Also worth a look from the New York Times The Billionaires Bankrolling the Tea Party

The fact is that these hyper polluting industrialists, (the Koch brothers are among the globes top polluters) needed a grassroots that would campaign for own return to serfdom. The Tea Bag Party is that vehicle. By having what they would term a "nigger, Islamic, socialist" in The White House was their way of gathering the xenophobic far right, trailer park trash, to their cause.
The Koch's daddy founded The John Birch Society, a racist ultra right wing organization. They are mobilizing the very people who will be dying from, whose parents have died from, or who are dying from, their carcinogenic industries to a support a cause designed to remove regulation from their carcinogenic profiteering companies and destroy democracy. Who am I more scared of, Osama Bin Laden or these Koch-suckers? You can guess. .

Lets give these Koch brothers a run for their money. Boycott Koch Industries and their products

Their campaign of hatred is a campaign against humanity.

Are we being too European?

Are we being too polite? US auther and blogger James Howard Kunster on his blog Clusterfuck Nation nails Glen Beck and the Koch brother's funded Tea Bag movement quite nicely
Here come the Corn Pone Nazis!
Fox News entertainer, former drug addict, and professional weeper Glenn Beck took center stage at the Lincoln Memorial exactly forty-seven years to the day after Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech for a rally dedicated to "restoring honor," which is tea party code for the otherwise unutterable idea: get that nigger out of the White House! (despite the attendance of a few African-American shills on the scene).
Eighty-seven thousand disoriented citizens lined the DC Mall reflecting pool and adjoining lawns to witness Beck overstep his role as a television clown and don the mantle of an evangelist-savior battling the dark forces working insidiously to put the America of WalMart, Walt Disney World, Nascar, and Burger King into the Collapsed Society Hall of Fame -- where it's heading anyway, due to the bad choices these self-same citizens made during an extraordinary bonanza era of cheap oil that is now drawing to a close whether anyone likes it or not. Naturally, Beck invoked prayer against this prospect, which is what people resort to when they don't understand what is happening to them.

Definitely read more
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