Sunday, March 7, 2010

Soviet vote in Iceland ! Iceland votes "NO" in the referendum.

57% took part in the national referendum yesterday.
227.896 voters are in Iceland,but only 57% took part in the referendum.
Of those vote that have been counted , 121.772 have said " NO" and only 2261 have said " YES "
that means that 93% say "NO" .
Looks like a Soviet Vote in Iceland yesterday.
Many of the foreign press came to Iceland.
You can see on the video i took from the protest yesterday , that many attended the protest,

6 comments:

  1. Hello! I am from the Netherlands, this issue gets a lot of news coverage here too.

    I think Iceland should pay back all of its money. Because Dutch people put money on a Icelandic bank account, the Iceland economy has profited greatly in the past few years. This means everyone in Iceland became richer because of Dutch (and British) money and growth of that financial sector. Now that your bank has gone bankrupt, we want OUR money back. Its rediculous to say that 'the icelandic people are too poor to pay it back': its OUR money that you spent in the past few years, and BTW according to the UN iceland is the #1 most developed country in the world, so don't act as if you are a poor little country; you are the wealthiest nation on the planet. Please, give OUR money back, you benefited from this money in the past few years, but that was OUR money!

    Greetings from Holland,
    Matthijs.

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  2. Hello. I'm from England.

    BRAVO for voting so overwhelmingly AGAINST handing 2+ billion to UK. We don't deserve it and YOU, the natural born people of Iceland don't deserve what has happened to you.

    A bunch of corrupt bankers put you in this position and THEY ought to pay back this money. They disgust me.

    Large numbers of right-thinking people here stand (mainly silently) in solidarity with you.

    God Bless!

    Paul

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  3. You've got strong support from Karl Denninger in the U.S. Here is his editorial today:

    (http://market-ticker.org/archives/2052-Iceland-Now-Finish-The-Job.html)

    Iceland: Now Finish The Job
    Iceland's voters took the first step toward the right thing:

    Ninety-three percent voted against the so-called Icesave bill, according to preliminary results on national broadcaster RUV. Final results will be published today.

    The next step would be to quash any talk of a "new accord."

    There is exactly one accord to take: Tell the Netherlands and British to stick it.

    They decided to step in on their own without the consent of the Iceland population when Iceland's version of the FDIC ran out of money. It was their decision, not the Icelandic people's to do so.

    Voters rejected the bill because “ordinary people, farmers and fishermen, taxpayers, doctors, nurses, teachers, are being asked to shoulder through their taxes a burden that was created by irresponsible greedy bankers,” said President Olafur R. Grimsson, whose rejection of the bill resulted in the plebiscite, in a Bloomberg Television interview on March 5.

    That's correct.

    The people didn't cause the bankers to do the irresponsible things that led to this, just as the people in the US didn't cause our bankers to do so.

    The bankers, with superior knowledge and all their grand mathematical models, took a bet.

    The bet was that they could intentionally make bad loans and intentionally fail to disclose risks, and if the bet turned out poorly the people, who did not consent to be stooges, would bail them out.

    Iceland's people have said no.

    That should be the end of the discussion. The Netherlands and British should bear the costs - all of them - of their own decision to bail out their citizens. That decision was uniquely theirs and did not come with the consent of the Icelandic population - a consent that was belatedly sought and now has been overwhelmingly rejected.

    That is the beginning and end of the discussion.

    If that decision is not respected, and Iceland's parliament continues to try to subjugate the people to pay for an act they were not responsible for, then the people must rise and put a stop to it, in its entirety.

    By whatever means are necessary.

    To the people of Iceland:

    You have my full and unwavering support. Do not knuckle under. These banksters - these criminals - attempted to steal your economic futures, dreams and hopes.

    They intentionally and with malice aforethought put together financial programs they knew could not succeed in the long term, believing they could saddle you with the costs while keeping the benefits to themselves.

    You have repudiated that belief.

    You are a beacon of light in a world of darkness.

    Now finish the job and send these jackals - these robber barons, brigands and thieves - packing. Eject them, and the ruin they bring, from your nation now and evermore, replacing them with sound, local, and accountable financial institutions that are not run for the sake of bubbles and cute mathematical models but rather on sound principles such as ONE DOLLAR OF CAPITAL.

    May this vote be the start of an international citizen revolt - peaceful revolt - against the brigand-style fraud rained down upon the word by the pinstripe-wearing scam-meisters known as "banksters."

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  5. I come from Greece and I also want to say that I agree with Paul above who supports the fact that the whole issue has nothing to do with the working people of ANY country, but it is a game that is set up by the BANKS who want to kep people and governments under control!
    We know our situation in Greeece that is why we demonstrate in the streets against the unfair measures that liberal governments recommend with the help of the conservatives in Germany and elesewhere in the EU.
    My country fellow citizens are not frauds as they are often called and ridiculed by magazines and newspaers and neither are the Icelandic people or any other nation that has made the mistake to trust wrong financial policies.

    We will also pay but not with out blood. We also demand fair terms but the measures are hard on the average working person, while the rich as usual escape it, as usual. Hope logic prevails in the end.

    Many greet's

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  6. A Soviet is the russian name for Council.
    Best Regards

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