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Re: Habsburg mines

Posted by sigismund on February 6, 2013, at 17:47:41

In reply to Habsburg mines, posted by Beckett on February 6, 2013, at 13:13:48

>Are these the same mining companies (Habsburg) active today?

Well, I dunno. Silver is still mined at Potosi. Peru became independent around the same time as this place was settled/invaded. It would be hard to imagine that the ownership was not contested, but whether things became more humane I do not know either.

I saw there a film about the GFC, or more particularly about the people who assembled the dossier on Bernie Madoff. One of them had a Greek name. Harry Markopolis? Anyway they tried to interest the regulatory authorities and the financial or any press for 7 years. It was all in vain. No one was interested. Meanwhile the Greek bloke had to wear bullet proof vests and check under his car. It wasn't just was all the feeder funds and banks. Anyway some of the money came from European royalty through some person whose name I also do not know....French aristocrat name. When finally the scandal came out this man took pain killers and slashed his wrists. The reason the scandal came out was simply that Madoff handed himself in because the GFC made the economics of the ponzi scheme unsustainable. Subsequently Markoplis appeared before the US senate and became a hero, which he was anxious to deny saying that he had been right but had achieved absolutely nothing.




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