Another 3-day Weekend? Must Be Time For Some Jackass!


In what has become a tradition here in Turdville, our pal Jim Willie stopped by this morning for a wide-ranging, hour long discussion. <Note: This is a free, public thread!>

This baby checks in at just over an hour so you might want to break it up into parts. Download this to your computer/ipad and, if you need some time away from the pool or the beach, put in your earbuds and go to town! Amongst the topics discussed are these:

  • The latest developments in the budding "Eur-Asian Alliance"
  • The progress the BRIC nations are making in setting up the 21st Century financial system
  • Falling U.S. interest rates and the treasury market
  • DoucheBank and the other walking, TBTF zombies

Jim has promised to join us again for our next 3-day weekend in July. Until then, this hour-long discussion should satisfy even the most starved info-junkie.

Have a great weekend!



May 23, 2014 - 12:45pm

best entertainment since sliced bread

Jim-Mofo-Willie !!
ty dude

May 23, 2014 - 12:45pm
John Galt
May 23, 2014 - 12:45pm


How cool ! But the biggest bonus will be listening to another edition of Willie.

Thanks Turd, and have a great Memorial Day weekend!

2c piece
May 23, 2014 - 12:50pm

looking forward to Listening!

Looking forward listening. Thanks for the enhancement to a vacation weekend.

May 23, 2014 - 12:53pm

As usual i take the 5th

when asked certain things i pay for.

$10 bucks a month? Does not get any better any where! The End.

On to the show.

Big L
May 23, 2014 - 12:53pm

Starved info Junkie

If the shoe fits..... ;-)

I guess I've been 'outed'.

Mr. Fix
May 23, 2014 - 1:10pm

Dearest Craig:

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

I love long weekends and Jackass!

May 23, 2014 - 1:11pm

worser and worser

with just 2 days to go before the next "election"...

TF Metals fan
May 23, 2014 - 1:11pm

And another documentary.

And another documentary. Known information to the Turdites, but still nice to watch.

Link tip courtesy Mike Malloney

May 23, 2014 - 1:36pm

Thanks, Turd!

Great treat for the weekend.

As I was listening to the radio, I came across a few things that tie in well to our evergreen topics of deep bankster capture (in general) and the ways it is playing out in Ukraine. If anyone is in need of further reading/listening material, here are some suggestions:

Mainstream perspectives (BBC): WBR: The perils of doing business in Ukraine 20 May 14 (downloadable mp3, right click and 'Save As')

"Ukraine's wealthiest man, Rinat Akhmetov, throws his weight behind national unity, prompting pro-Ukraine demonstrations in the eastern industrial region of Donbass. We get the latest from New York Times correspondent Andrew Kramer, and find out from the CEO of Royal Dutch Shell what international business makes of the unrest. Also, we hear about the rise in the number of people having to go to food banks and soup kitchens in the UK. "

Nomi Prins: All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power, was released on April 8, 2014.

She gave a number of talks detailing the intertwined, incestuous, and increasingly dominant role of banks in US government and policymaking. I can't find the most recent example from last night (probably has not been posted yet) of a talk she gave in Seattle. In lieu of that, here are a few interviews with her about the book. In short, we have been royally and irredeemably screwed for a VERY long time, this is not a new development...

Her website, with other books, articles, appearances is here:

Coast to Coast FM

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Majority Report FM

Majority Report 5/15/14 - Nomi Prins: All the Presidents' Bankers

All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power

"All the Presidents’ Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Poweris a groundbreaking narrative of how an elite group of men transformed the American economy and government, dictated foreign and domestic policy, and shaped world history. Culled from original presidential archival documents, All the Presidents’ Bankers delivers an explosive account of the hundred-year interdependence between the White House and Wall Street that transcends a simple analysis of money driving politics, or greed driving bankers, or bankers controlling governments. It presents the shocking genealogy of American power."

Light (semi)fictional weekend reading: The Trail

A financial thriller by Natalia Prentice (nome de plume)

"The Trail follows a young financial journalist who leaves Wall Street only to discover a mysterious document hidden deep within a secret Washington, D.C. network. As the body count escalates, she is trapped in a sinister world of off-shore embezzlement and on-shore power plays, where everyone is suspect, and death, dollars and danger fluctuate faster than the Dow. Chosen as a Forbes CEO Book Club Pick 2008"

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