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Black market to bolster GDP?
#1
Saturday, October 09, 2010

News Links, October 10, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
Black market to bolster GDP?

"The EU's pollster, Eurostat, is to start measuring the GDP of Poland and other European countries by including black market activity such as prostitution, drug production as well as smuggling activity."
"Where is the intersection between the world's deep hunger and your deep gladness?"
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#2
The lines are blurring. Soon it will be 'respectable'.
"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it." Karl Marx

"He would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies. When asked in court whether she knew that Lord Astor had denied having sex with her.

“I think it would be a good idea” Ghandi, when asked about Western Civilisation.
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#3
The world is the plaything of the criminal syndicates and their "dons".
"Where is the intersection between the world's deep hunger and your deep gladness?"
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#4
Fixed the quote:

Quote:The EU's pollster, Eurostat, is to start measuring the GDP of Britain and other European countries by including black market activity such as money laundering, people smuggling, drug dealing and arms trafficking - much of it facilitated within the City of London's Square Mile and by the Secret Intelligence Service.

A source close to the Treasury said: "This is real, tangible, GDP growth. Yesterday the Opium Wars, today the Kosovo Liberation Army. As we get ready to give tens of billions more taxpayer cash to the banks through QE2, it's a perfect time to acknowledge the contribution of the British entrepreneurial spirit to a thriving, expanding and increasingly globalized black market. This is visionary stuff."


Confusedecruity:
"It means this War was never political at all, the politics was all theatre, all just to keep the people distracted...."
"Proverbs for Paranoids 4: You hide, They seek."
"They are in Love. Fuck the War."

Gravity's Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon

"Ccollanan Pachacamac ricuy auccacunac yahuarniy hichascancuta."
The last words of the last Inka, Tupac Amaru, led to the gallows by men of god & dogs of war
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#5
In fact any measure of GDP is meaningless without factoring in black money. Criminal syndicates must own well over 50% of the world's gross annual product...
The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
Carl Jung - Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14
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