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throughout the global financial crisis in late August 2007 through early 2009, as a result of instructions from Barclays’ senior management, the Bank routinely made artificially low LIBOR submissions to protect Barclays’ reputation
- US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 2012

"Action is eloquence"
- William Shakespeare - Coriolanus

The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad.

- Salvador Dali

"We are urgently investigating illegal and unauthorised access to the personal data of some of our customers."

Wonga UK, a loans company, after finding a massive data breach affecting UK and some overseas customers

'It is a reality I'm afraid that London, New York, other major cities around the world have got to be prepared for these sorts of things.

-- Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, September 2016. In May 2017, a terrorist attack took place at the Houses of Parliament in London after which his "terrorism is part and parcel of big city living" (paraphrased) speech was ridiculed.

Don't think outside the box, deny there's a box

Nigel Morris-Cotterill www.countermoneylaundering.com

"The fundamentals of the economy are strong."

US Senator John McCain pushing the Federal Reserves fiction - less than 24 hours later Lehmann Brothers collapsed making it impossible for the lies to continue.

I used to think that nothing we learn is wasted. Now I know that the greatest waste is to learn but to ignore the lesson, to make the same mistakes again .. and again.. and again, like watching a replay on TV and expecting something different to happen. Of course, it won't.

- Jefferson Galt

It takes four months from the time the World Food Programme receives funds until food reaches the country and into the hands of families in need.

- World Food Programme on the looming famine across Africa.

"I made it to the semi-final [of So You Think You Can Dance]. But then I was told that I couldn’t win, because as a Palestinian I have no nationality."
- Ballet dancer Ahmad Joudeh.
"We make very clear that we will never accept that behind our back the UK is starting trade negotiations with other countries before the withdrawal."
- EU "Brexit" negotiator Guy Verhofstadt replying to Article 50 Notice

Love like there's no tomorrow.

Because, one day, there will be no tomorrow

from The Thoughts of Jefferson Galt

He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions

- Confucius (attrib)

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