Tegenlicht – Banken zijn niet veranderd

Open deuren docu. Nu de oplossing, want de bank pakt ons allemaal?

Het DNA van de financiële sector is niet wezenlijk anders dan zeven jaar geleden en daadwerkelijk grote hervormingen blijven uit. Luyendijk maakt een levendige schets van de arena waarin de grote geldhandel plaatsvindt, en van de mensen die er onderdeel van zijn. De front-, middle- en back office; de snelle jongens, de tandenknarsers, en de twijfelaars. 1 Mrt Tegenlicht.

Meer Joris.

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R.I.P. Spock – Live long and Prosper

Spock has died.
Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83.[via]

Nobody performed any Katra?

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The FBI still wants all metadata of the people


Remember the loss of the FBI paper trail? Next up:

The FBI is lobbying to ensure that the legislation enabling domestic spying remains valid past its appointed termination date.
Section 215 of the Patriot Act, the very law that enables the NSA to track every single electronic communication made and received in the United States, is set to expire on June 1. With this countdown timer running out and an increased number of people using encryption to keep their communications to themselves, government agencies are up against increased difficulty to keep track of what’s going on. All they’re asking for now is a little more time.[more]

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ISIS destroying history – The face of pure dumbness

WARNING: Sad footage to watch.

In Mosel ISIS is destroying ancient past, books, statues.

Mosul museum was the second largest in Iraq, a national museum considered one of the largest in the world. The museum was established in 1952 and hosted a large amount of artifacts from the Nineveh province area, famous for its Assyrian, Roman and Islamic archeological sites. – See more.

With destroying ancient past, they destroy what defines them. Since without past, there is no context and thus no identity. This destruction is the purest form of dumbness, fear of the world and clueless how to understand it. Socrates once said: The unexamined life is not worth living. We can only shed tears for the lost of these treasures. (See earlier).

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