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SWIFT

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Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications

A cooperative society that provides highly secure message communications between banks. It does not transfer money or any other financial materials, but simply provides information. It also standardizes forms between members so as to reduce costs and operational risk. Founded in 1973 and headquartered in Belgium, SWIFT has thousands of members in more than 200 countries worldwide.
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Indeed, because the extrajurisdictional effect of state court decisions is a contingent matter of state law, nothing about a Swiftian approach requires the general common law.
Every jerkwater police force will apply for the grant of a state sniper who can eliminate the non-cooperative, those who are now the public nuisance, the epidemic of just plain trash, to be picked up, put on the stretcher and hauled away to the dump of postmodern American madness by the lackeys picking up after the Central Force--anyone with good eye test and a steady finger and no conscience whatsoever at all can apply This is certainly not intellectual poetry, but nor is it the poetry of wit or satire, despite its Swiftian vehemence.
Truly Swiftian, though, is her misogynist diction: she refers to women as special cases of whatever kind of person is being described, as, for example, "lady carpenters" or "the famous Lady Jekyll-and-Hyde." It's part of her jokey British accent as a writer (and speaker), a rhetorical trick she uses to smuggle in some outrageous sentiments and phrases.
However, this article, which appeared after 9/11 in the right-wing National Review, is a deliberate provocation: a Swiftian "Modest Proposal" seeking to make the point--however heavy-handedly--that Canada should spend more on defence.
(10) Les Bijoux (known in Russian as Neskromnye sokrovishcha) is a satirical novel, a racy mixture of the libertine tales of Crebillon and Swiftian satire.
The final chapter, which surveys the critical heritage on Swift and gender, sensibly recognizes the value of early and second-wave feminist contributions to Swift studies but argues plausibly that current feminist scholarship explains away Swiftian misogyny to too great a degree.
Contrary to Oliver Ferguson's claim that there is only one voice in A Modest Proposal, a Swiftian voice does indeed break through the modest projector's pathological lapse into self-cannibalism when it alludes to the resistant cannibalism of the Scythian or the Tupinamba as well as to the liberatory potential of the Cronus myth.
Orwell fascinates them through his insight into details they know well, and through his use of Swiftian satire.
All are involved in a socio-political, economic, and rhetorical satire of Swiftian proportions that ranks thought superior to action and finds irrationality in logic.
In The Studhorse Man, Swiftian sexuality and animal husbandry contradict the alarmed pervasiveness of WWII cultural consciousness.
Everything American Dreamz singularly failed to be, written with a scalpel dipped in acid, writer-director Jason Reitman's feature debut is a stinging and brilliantly politically incorrect ironic Swiftian satire on, not just the tobacco industry but also commercial ethics and, in a brilliant denouement, libertarian freedom of choice.
At the same time, however, it seems to me that he misapplies historical understandings about there being no "consciously defined homosexual identity" (105) in the period (which is correct) in order to write homoeroticism completely out of the social equation: "The totalitarian state based on compulsory homosexuality which the play envisages is a metaphor rather than an erotic daydream, an act of Swiftian satirical imagining" (105).