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Why Iceland Should Be in the News But Is Not

An Italian radio program’s story about Iceland’s on-going revolution is a stunning example of how little our media tells us about the rest of the world. Americans may remember that at the start of the 2008 financial crisis, Iceland literally went bankrupt. The reasons were mentioned only in passing, and since then, this little-known member of the European Union fell back into oblivion.

Contrary to what could be expected, the crisis resulted in Icelanders recovering their sovereign rights, through a process of direct participatory democracy that eventually led to a new Constitution. But only after much pain.

Like Ron Paul likes to say,the problems willl not go away unless the debt is "liquidated".exactly what iceland did.defaulted big time.

http://bellacaledonia.org.uk/2011/08/25/why-iceland-shold-be...

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A Deconstruction of “Iceland's On-going Revolution”

Unfortunately the story is not very accurate, as debunked in this article from The Reykjavik Grapevine: A Deconstruction of “Iceland's On-going Revolution”

The bella caledonia author, Deena Stryker, commented on the mentioned article, stating:

I am the culprit in the Iceland story: I did not check the Italian radio story before adapting it in English. Lived in Italy six years, should have guessed Italian journalism still requires 'trust but verify'. Looking for correspondents to collaborate on book proposal requested by publisher.

True victory is never easy, nor decisive and complete.

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Good for them, however...

However, I've read their new Constitution on Google...
It's horrible.
To sum it up: A lot of power for the State and not much freedom for the individual.

Sadly, this country is going down again in a couple of decades.

Great article...must read

Thanks

I often cite Iceland in conversation

They kicked the banksters out (Brazil, Argentina) said "up yours" to Good Britain and are now thriving.

It can be done people....probably some short term real pain but at least a bright light ahead.

Ron Paul 2012 and beyond!

EDIT: I have an obnoxious Dutch-Canadian co-worker saying that his father told him years ago to not trust anyone from southern Europe. They are lazy and shiftless and that's is why they suffer today.

I said no, it's the banksters dumping bad debt that isn't Greece's on Greece. Did I get it right?

Thanx,

Jason

You can't get clean in a dirty bathtub.

Iceland and Greece are the

Iceland and Greece are the real revolutions.. that's why you don't hear about them.

My understanding of the situation in Greece

is that they are rioting over cuts in social programs, benefits and wage reduction, and of course a lack of jobs. While Icelanders were trying to save their country from Globalist Bankster Gangsters. Kudos to Iceland. Greece, not so much.

πολλα γαρ πταιομεν απαντες ει τις εν λογω ου πταιει ουτος τελειος ανηρ δυνατος χαλιναγωγησαι και ολον το σωμα

My understand of Greece is the welfare class is rioting because

the welfare train has run out of fuel. Please enlighten me if I am wrong. I feel confused about the situation and have only received info from the MSM.

Thanks to Dr. Paul and DP I have recently come to realize that most of what I thought I knew about global economics and political policy was quite wrong. I love this site :-)

"A vote for the lesser of two evils is a vote to keep things the same", Buckminster Fuller..
A choice for liberty is always a choice for liberty.

HOPES GROW OF GREEK COUP TO OVERTHROW BANKSTERS

HOPES GROW OF GREEK COUP TO OVERTHROW BANKSTERS
February 17, 2012

*Shock and consternation after German Finance Minister calls for Greece to postpone elections in April and install a technocratic government

*Greek President rejects aggressive German power grab over country; “default better than a German pistol at head”

*Hopes grow that the Greek army will overthrow bankster puppet government in a coup, restore democracy and sound economy

*Former NATO General Harald Kujat threatens Greek military over putsch, warns Greeks to capitulate to Troika jackboot or face NATO Stormtroopers

*German government divided over Greek bankster bailout

*CSU leader Horst Seehofer calls for veto of Greek bailout

*German President Christian Wulff forced to resign to clear way for new bankster puppet after criticizing austerity without investment on recent trip to Italy

*Outrage at EU imperial overreach grows among German general public, who will have to foot the lion’s share of the public sector bailout Ponzi scheme

*Economist Hans Werner Sinn calls for Greeks to be given support in reintroducing the Drachma

http://birdflu666.wordpress.com/2012/02/17/hopes-grow-of-gre...

excellent post! Iceland did

excellent post! Iceland did what the US should have done in 2008. Told the big banks to go fly a kite. We would have had a few years of really hard times but like Iceland, 2 years later their economy is on the up.

Icelanders

Icelanders have great Spirit.Like Americans had in the 1770s.Today its Dancing with the Stars, Simpson's, American Idol, sports and cable news.Sad.Pass me a diet soda, and some MSG Doritos.Not.But for many Americans.This is their life.

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Icelands heroic stand against

Icelands heroic stand against the International Bankers - and they WON - is THE NUMBER ONE MOST IMPORTANT STORY OF THE 21st CENTURY to date... and that is why you will NEVER hear or read a peep about it in our puppet media.

Cos Cob, CT

Iceland's heroic stand against the International Bankers

A very good point, Billy Jack.
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Would be an axample for Greece if they were free and not locked into the EU union

Iceland is not a member of the EU

Iceland is not a member of the EU. At least not yet, but they are in the European Economic Association together with Lichtenstein and us Norwegians.

And I very much suspect that the Icelandic miracle would not have happened if the unelected, semi totalitarian, commissars of Brussels had had half a chance to to Greecenize them.

The EU is NOT ruled by any elected leaders and therefore is NOT a democracy!

Watch how British politician Nigel Farage harangues the unelected EU President Herman van Rompuy in the make believe Parliament of Europe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bypLwI5AQvY

We

don't know you!
We don't want you!
And, the sooner your put out to grass the better!

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Any resource available to

Any resource available to follow what's happening in Iceland?

News about Iceland

For English language news about Iceland, you could try this link: http://www.grapevine.is/Home/

And there's also the BBC, of course:

BBC Country Profile: Iceland
Features country overview, news, key facts and events, timelines, and leader profiles:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/country_profiles/1025227.stm

but the Council on Foreign Relations says...

...that its mission is to make America better informed about world affairs. Surely the prestigious folks in the CFR wouldn't lie about the purpose of their semi-secret organization...?

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It's too much inspiration and

It's too much inspiration and ideas for the European mainland, they can't handle it. Does not compute...

In-Depends, or

In-Depends, or independence?

Government issued adult diapers, or your own freshly washed comfy boxers?

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.