Category Archives: Iceland

Ex-Chairman of bankrupt Icelandic bank Kaupthing to pay over $4 million to estate and his assets frozen

Disctrict Court has found that Sigurður Einarsson, ex-chairman of Kaupthing, has to pay back 10% of a $45 million dollar loan, plus interests, to the bankrupt estate of Kaupthing. He was one of many high level employees of the bank who … Continue reading

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The majority of Icelandic police want to carry tasers, Minister of the Interior to examine the case for allowing them to do so

Grapevine.is reports: Icelandic police are unarmed, save for pepper spray in some cases. Only the Viking Squad, Iceland’s tactical police squad, carry guns. Icelandic police have regularly brought up the idea of being allowed to carry tasers, although the idea … Continue reading

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Iceland forgives mortgage debt for the population – NOT

There is a video making the rounds now, on Whatreallyhappened, Infowars, Max Keiser, Blacklistednews and many other websites saying that mortgage debt has been forgiven in Iceland. This is not accurate! Bit of a fail on the part of these websites taking a single translated … Continue reading

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Iceland considering switch to Canadian dollar

Huffington post reported about a month ago, the Prime Minister of Iceland saying that the Canadian dollar is under consideration as a replacement for the Icelandic Krona. Maybe consider the following information first. See also: Canada’s Economic Collapse and Social Crisis: Class War … Continue reading

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Icelandic Birth Control Bill Creates Doubts

Grapevine reports: A bill from the Ministry of Welfare submitted to parliament – which would give primary school nurses the authority to give birth control to students without parental approval – has aroused criticism. One parents group says parents need … Continue reading

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Failed Icelandic bank ‘Old Landsbanki’ to sue PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Icenews has this news article up: The resolution committee of the failed Icelandic bank Old Landsbanki has subpoenaed the international auditing firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers, accusing the company of creating wrong annual accounts which misled the markets. The committee’s damages claim runs … Continue reading

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Iceland’s Special Prosecutor Blows Stack on Bankster Bosses

Poor Richards blog post: American remains on it’s knees to our 911 investigation fraudsters, and the mortgage, banking and Wall Street derivatives pirates, a sad legacy to a once great country. In contrast to the cowardice and Congressional corruption evident … Continue reading

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UK government to demand access to all phone and internet user data

Rawstory news report: The British government is in the process of developing a scheme whereby all phone companies and broadband internet providers will be required to store customer transaction data for a year and hand it over to security services … Continue reading

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President of Iceland in Antarctica with Al Gore

Iceland Review has news of.. The goal is to study the rapid melt of the South Pole and discuss how to unite the world’s nations in taking reasonable actions to counteract climate change, Morgunblaðið reports. Among other guests onboard the National … Continue reading

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Global Warming in Iceland

Al Gore was right! The temperature dropped to as low as -27.3°C (-17.1°F) by lake Mývatn in northeast Iceland last night; countrywide the lowest temperature at that point. There is significant frost around the country. While most of November was … Continue reading

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Iceland’s New Bank Disaster

Article by Olafur Arnarson, Michael Hudson and Gunnar Tomasson up on NakedCapitalism: The IMF entered the picture in November 2008, advising the government to reconstruct the banking system in a way that “includes measures to ensure fair valuation of assets [and] … Continue reading

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Max Keiser and James Corbett both feature Iceland

New videos from them featuring Iceland Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Print for later Tell a friend

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Pre-crime bill introduced to parliament in Iceland

Oh, why not just copy the patriot act as a whole? Could always send it through Google Translate first. Grapevine reports: A new bill introduced to parliament would give police the right to investigate anyone, regardless of whether or not they had … Continue reading

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Protests in Iceland vs USA

Let’s take a look at the difference. First up USA. There have been some protests in Wall St, marching to the tune of this perhaps   And the money privileged cowered in fear… or mocked and drank champagne.. either one   … Continue reading

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