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  1. Democracy and the financial markets

    President of Iceland Olafur Ragnar Grimsson identifies that it is a sane choice by nations to protect their democracies by simply allowing the banks to crash and default the payment of loans due to the IMF and simply rebuild their countries from the ground up.

    After suffering IMF debts that were 10 times their national GDP, when the GFC hit, unlike Australia, Iceland's banks went crashing down in tune with the EU.

    Iceland is country where the will of the people is sovereign, unlike Britain and Australia where the will of Parliament is sovereign and it makes you think we may have things the wrong way around here, after all our current constitution is modeled on ancient Westminster principles.

    The Icelandic
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  2. I should have done something sooner - a short short story on bullying

    Here's a true and very short story on bullying. I guess this might resonate with some. If you want to read more of my stuff go to http://isobelblackthorn.wordpress.com/




    I should have done something sooner. That’s what my neighbour said. Best nipped in the bud. A good hard slap across the face will shut her up. Said she never had any trouble in the playground after that. But my best friend’s husband was right about me. I’m a coward. And cowards cower. They don’t punch or slap. I found that out about myself in my old school playground. Now I was a teacher with a demon of a boss who had never outgrown the playground thug.
    I was working at
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