WIKILEAKS Proves TRUMP IS RIGHT: Hacked Emails Include Info On Hillary’s Arming of Jihadists, Including ISIS, in Syria:

from endingthefed.com
Republican nominee Donald Trump spoke to the National Association of Home Builders on Thursday morning.

Trump repeated his line that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama created ISIS.

He even went further and said Hillary Clinton was the MVP of ISIS.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knew that the US was sending arms from Libya to Syria back in 2011, a year before the Benghazi consulate attacks.

Hillary Clinton denied she knew about the weapons shipments during public testimony (under oath) in early 2013 after the Benghazi terrorist attack.

Senator Rand Paul questioned Hillary Clinton about this gun running program back in January 2013 during her testimony on the Benghazi terrorist attack.

On Tuesday Julian Assange told Democracy Now that the Wikileaks DNC emails contains information on the weapons shipments to Syria …

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The Future In Hillary Clinton’s America

Listening to the elitist Hillary Clinton’s speech to the US Democratic Party when she accepted the nomination as their Presidential Candidate in the 2016 election I was reminded of this passage from George Orwell’s “1984”

“There will be no loyalty, except loyalty towards the Party. There will be no love, except the love of Big Brother. There will be no laughter, except the laugh of triumph over a defeated enemy. There will be no art, no literature, no science. When we are omnipotent there will be no need of science. There will be no distinction between beauty and ugliness. There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always—do not forget this Winston—always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.”

Yes, I’m afraid Mrs Clinton or “Crooked Hillary” as she is often known does really despise the people she aspires to lead that much.

 
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The Anti-Globalization Brexplosion: “If You Ain’t Got Nuttin’, You Got Nuttin’ To Lose”

Populism, nationalism, and xenophobia are all being blamed for the victory of the “Leave” campaign in the United Kingdom’s recent referendum on membership in the European Union. Europhiles and people who naively believe globalism benefits the ordinary people ans if we all join hands and sing Kumbaya all the people of the world will come together (oops, pardon) and live forever in peace and harmony are in denial about the true nature of the European Union and determined to put the blame for the failure of their campaign on anything but the animosity aroused by their arguments beig based on class hate and the contempt of the wannabe elite for ordinary people. But the false arguments of bitter Remnants float only serve to distract from something far more significant, a fundamental change in the relationship between the elites and ordinary people.

Since the birth of modern capitalism, these aspects of human activity have generally been at loggerheads. While the market tends to expand geographically as its participants pursue economic benefits, the state seeks to control everybody and everything within its jurisdiction.

How to reconcile the three way conflict between the people, corporate business and the corporate state is the central concern of politics today, just as it was for Adam Smith in the eighteenth century, Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx in the nineteenth century, and John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek in their long debate on the topic through the middle decades of the twentieth century.

For economists there are two hypothetical extremes in the state – market relationship and both marginalise the people.

The first is a seamless global market in which corporations can maximize their material benefits without any state intervention. The problem with this scenario is that you may live in a country that is vulnerable to all the negative consequences of no-holds-barred globalization, such as currency devaluation, labor exploitation, the flouting of intellectual property laws, and so forth.

The other extreme is a world comprising entirely isolated collectivist states, where individuals are protected from external economic forces and the state has full autonomy over domestic affairs. In this scenario, you will have to forgo all the well-known economic benefits of global trade.

Between these two extremes lies most of the world as it is, characterized by cross border trade and commerce. In the second Industrial Revolution that followed the Napoleonic Wars the way of trade favoured capitalism and tariff – free markets.

After WWI, the pendulum swung back toward the authority, big government, socialism, the welfare state led to higher taxes that funded vastly improved public services. Financial capital in the West was weakened politically, and an emancipated working class empowered by universal suffrage took the opportunity to demand pay, conditions and social-welfare programs that ran counter to the logic and rules of a globalized market.

In the run-up to World War II, beggar-thy-neighbor policies and rampant protectionism ensued – with Britain leaving the gold standard in 1931 in response to a run on the pound. The Economist declared that Monday, September 21, “the definite end of an epoch in the world’s financial and economic development.” After the passage of Brexit, the same journal warned, “Britain is sailing into a storm with no one at the wheel.”

The 1944 Bretton Woods conference marked another swing back toward the market, but this time allowed for some degree of national autonomy. Until the late 1960s, a harmonious balance of international openness and national autonomy allowed for widespread prosperity.

By the 1970s, however, as the slow growth, high prices, “stagflation” and a global energy crisis pushed the pendulum back toward fully liberalized markets – a shift from the Keynesian to the Hayekian world, helped along by Margaret Thatcher in the UK and Ronald Reagan in the United States.

This brings us to the present. The dotcom bubble and bust of 1999 and economic crisis of 2008, and the global economy’s failure to devise a way for economies to recover, put an end to the project begun by Thatcher and Reagan. As in the post-WWI period, workers came to see themselves as left behind by globalization, with political leaders favoring financiers and big business at their expense as the wealth gap between rich and poor grew at aaccelerating rate. In the case of Brexit, the “Leave” camp voted for more national autonomy, less globalism and more power vested in local government rather than supra national bureaucracies.

An American version of Brexit may not be far behind if the next US president scraps the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Trans Atlantic Trade And Investment Partnershio trade deals with Pacific Rim countries and the European Union respectively. At a time when global trade negotiations are almost dead, and the Baltic Dry Index published by London’s Baltic Exchange showing the amount of goods moving around the world at an all time low for the industrial age, clearly things have gone very wrong for the brave New Workd of globalisation.

That both presumptive US presidential candidates say they oppose the trade treaties, promising what would be tantamount to an “Amexit” from the global trading system may seem counter productive unless you accept that barack Obama has been the most corporate friendly, neo – con US President ever, and his two trade pacts were not really about free trade but a massive transfer of power from democratically elected assemblies to corporate lawyers.
The Brexit referendum, not won by the Leave campaign because working and middle class Britons are xenophobic and racist, but because these social groups feel angry that their concerns and interests have been sidelined, was a symptom of profound political discontent that will continue to manifest itself wherever in the world technocrats and corporatists usurp democratic bodies as has happened in the European Union, until we return the people-government-capital relationship to a healthy equilibrium. The problem is that no one knows how to do this.

Some propose re-harmonizing international markets with national autonomy, but the international economic order was built for the pre-globalization age, and we cannot put the genie back in the bottle, even if it were possible to do so. Brexit marks the beginning of the end of the latest era of globalization. What comes next is anyone’s guess, but we can be certain that it won’t be the final destination.

In conclusion, this comment, made by Steve Hurst, very appropriate…

“Its inevitable the empty wallet movement overcomes the treasure chest party at the ballot box as the number of empty wallets steadily increases driven by inequality mechanisms.

If you aint got nuttin you got nuttin to lose.”

There is a welfare system in place but its effect is emasculating and longterm unemployment is correlated with psychological problems. The longterm and well established trend in growing youth unemployment is a timebomb at so many levels

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Silicon Valley Billionaire Goes After Online scandal Site Gawker

Gawker is a US based scandal sheet, a sort of online tabloid  that speciaizes in sleazy celebrity gossip and repetition of unsubstantiated rumour. They’ve published stories that have attracted the attentions of copyright and privacy lawyers. There has always been a market for such sleaze and in the contemporary, celebrity obsessed atmosphere, gawker has found an eager audience.

But when Gawker went after wrestler and actor Hulk Hogan it all went pear shaped for the sleaze merchants. Hogan became upset over an intrusive article containing revelations about his sex life, which we would agree is a private matter. So the Hulkster decided to sue.

And a very wealthy and very secretive silicon valley figure, a man obsessed with privacy, decided to help him by hiring a team of the very best lawyers. And then it all went pear shaped for Gawker. Hogan won the case, which was justice. Punitive damages which were out of all proportion to the offence, but would certainly bankrupt Gawker, were awarded. And that was not justice but something very dangerous.

Society and the law are headed down a very dangerous road if the extremely wealthy can use their money and power to avoid scrutiny of their activities and thus can destroy publications they want to silence, not just scandal sheets that reveal sleazy details of their sex lives, but more respectable publications. One of the functions of a free press, we should remember, is to hold to account the rich and powerful and expose any crooked dealings they may be involved in. If the law is perpared to help such people suppress free speech and avoid being held to account, that is an intolerable threat to democracy and free speech. If megamoney damages awards in lawsuits are to be the new weapon in the arsenal of the super rich who believe they are above the law, few publications have the resources or the death wish to scrutinize them closely.

So the question is, in a battle between two piles of shit, which pile of shit should a fair minded person support.

from Talking Points Memo

A Huge, Huge Deal

This morning The New York Times reported an interview with Gawker owner Nick Denton in which Denton said he had begun to believe rumors that some extremely wealthy person had been bankrolling Hogan’s suit. Read the Times article for the specifics. But the gist is that Hogan’s lawyers made key decisions which made zero sense if the goal were to maximize the plaintiff’s settlement. Denton said he thought the person was likely someone from Silicon Valley, where you have a strong overlap between people who have virtually unlimited wealth and people who are not accustomed to the intrusive and aggressive coverage Gawker and its sister sites specialize in. It was a little difficult for me to believe something like this was actually happening. But the evidence of the legal strategy was pretty compelling. And in recent weeks, in the aftermath of the Hogan verdict, there have been a spate of new lawsuits brought against Gawker that are unrelated to the Hogan case. All have been brought by the same lawyer who handled Hogan’s suit.

Now sure enough, this evening Forbes reported that the bankroller of the Hogan suit is none other than Peter Thiel, a prominent Silicon Valley billionaire who styles himself a libertarian but somewhat incongruously is a big time supporter of Donald Trump in addition to numerous other right wing causes, most of which have a distinctly Randian cast.

Regardless of his politics, this news should disturb everyone. People talk a lot about the dominance of the 1% or in this case more like a tiny fraction of the 1%. But being able to give massive political contributions actually pales in comparison to the impact of being able to destroy a publication you don’t like by combining the machinery of the courts with anonymity and unlimited funds to bleed a publication dry.

So one again we see that for all the liberal, politically correct, ‘caring and sharing’ posturing of politicians, the world is increasingly dominated by big money and big power. And everywhere in what we have called ‘the free world’ power is being concentrated in the hands of the obscenely wealthy, and exercised on their behalf by the politicians they control

And whatever label people who support such a system pin to their clothes, liberal, progressive, left wing, socialist, the only label that truly describes it is ‘fascism’.

 

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Armed Forces Minister: Obama ‘Woefully Ignorant’ of Threat EU Membership Poses

One of the points President Barack Hussein Obama made during his visit to Britain in April 2016, was that the UK will be safer inside the European Union wheras if we vote OUT in the Brexirt referendum scheduled for June this year, we will face existential threats from foreign power. Presumably Obama was referring to Russia, after all he has devoted most of his foreign policy during his second term as president to talking up the imaginary threat posed by a resurgent Russia under Vladimir Putin in order to justify to some extent the USA’s warmongering against small, and largely powerless nations in the middle east.

In adopting this scaremongering approach Obama seems to have seriously underestimated the amount of influence his word carries in Britain and around the world, just as he underestimated first the capability of Syria’s secular, Shia Muslim regime under President Assad to mount a very effective resistance to the US backed attempt to depose Assad and make way for a Sunni Muslim regime friendly to US allies Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Oman. In taking this pro – Sunni position and trying to escalate tensions between Russia and the NATO alliance of western Europe and north America, the US President has shown his “woeful ignorance” of the hampering effect that being within the European Union has on Britain’s security, the UK defence minister has said. The minister suggested that rather than behaving as if he is an omnipotent monarch, Obama might think about asking the US diplomats in Euriope and the middle east, or maybe the CIA  why creating a European Army or an EU-wide intelligence agency would not help to ease tensions with Russia.

Mr Obama spent a lot of his visit to Britain, telling the British people why he thinks they should vote to remain within the European Union at the IN / OUT referendum on June 23.
He has made it clear that he believes it to be in America’s economic and political interests interest for Britain to remain within a large European bloc rather than striking out alone.
His arguments on security in particular have been closely followed by Britain’s Armed Forces minister Penny Mordaunt, who has concluded that she cannot agree with what the President has had to say.
While she acknowledged the role that America and Britain have played as allies in the fight to promote freedom and democracy, she said “Where we part company, however, is in our views of the value of EU membership to this mission.”
Referring to a statement Mr Obama made in the Telegraph on Friday in which he said: “The European Union doesn’t moderate British influence – it magnifies it,” she responded: “Unfortunately this opinion betrays a woeful ignorance of the practical reality of the EU’s impact on our security, and the interests of the U.K. and the US.”

In his effort to persuade the British people to think as he does, he suggested that Europe owes a debt to the USA for saving it from the Nazis in World War Two, and has the European Project to tank for the last seven decades of peace in Europe . He is completely wrong on both, it was British obduracy and a Russian winter that saved Europe from the Nazis. By the time the USA entered the shooting war, the tide was turning; in North Africa, the Advance of the Axis (Germant / Italy was halted at the first Battle of El Alamein in July 1942 and in a second battle in October and November of the same year, the Allied army, mainly troops from Britain and Commonwealth nations including Canada, Australia and New Zealand, South Africa, Nigeria, Keyna, and the Caribbean colonies, supported by ex – patriate forces from conquered nations in Europe, includinf France, Poland and Czechoslovakia began the pushback by defeating Gerneral Rommel’s combined German and Iralian army.  Although  The USA had been supplying Britain and Russia for some years, military involvement did not begin until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour in December 1941 and in the early months was focued in the Pacific theatre. A small contingent of US troops was deployed to north Africa but serious US involvement did not begin until the invasion of Italy in 1943.

Several times during the visit he reiterated the pro EU British government’s argument that Britain is more secure within the European Union.
Ms Morduant told the media, “Obama warned that divisions in Europe will weaken NATO, but often those divisions are caused by the EU itself. Obama confuses collective action and defence through Nato with the integration at all costs and damn the consequences ideology that too often motivates the EU, which Russia, understandably sees as a provokation if not a realistic threat.”
Mr Obama also used his statement to argue: “We must be resolute and adaptive in our efforts to prevent terrorist attacks against our people, and to continue the progress we are making to roll back the threat posed by Islamic State (ISIL) until it is destroyed.”

Ms Mordaunt agreed, but countered that membership of the European Union is inimical to that aim.
“The President must be unaware of the alarming weaknesses that allow Daesh [Islamic State] terrorists to move unimpeded across Europe are the result of the EU’s bull-headed desire to take down all frontiers on the continent,” she said.
“Even in this country, although we are outside the Schengen borderless zone, European free movement rules mean we cannot keep out those we suspect wish us harm if it is based on incomplete evidence.”
And Ms Mordaunt went on to dismiss Mr Obama’s claims that intelligence sharing is enhanced by the European Union, saying: ”Obama cannot appreciate how the ECJ has repeatedly undermined the arrangements which enable the UK and US to share intelligence. I am sure the CIA would be happy to explain to him why that the creation of a EU intelligence agency will not result in intelligence being shared EU-wide.”

In view of the realities in seems Penny Morduant’s description of Obama as ‘woefully ignorant’ is typically British understatement.

Far from being the answer to Europe’s security problems, it has often been the cause of them. Is Obama aware of what happened to Greece in the past five years? And the other nations, chiefly Italy, spain, Portugal and Ireland, that face economic ruin because of the appalling consequences of forced harmonisation of the Eurozone? Is he oblivious to the suffering, the resulting tensions, the distrust, the rise of extremism?
There is certainly an evidence based case to be made that Obama cares little about anything that does not relate to gay and transgender issues in the USA, yet European leaders continue to take not of his words and act on them, thus serving the interests of Washington and US Corporate culture rather than those of the people who elected them.

The EU has its own geopolitical ambitions including an expansion of the union beyond Turkey and Ukraine and into the middle east and North Africa,  which, while detrimental to the people of its members states will secure places for members of Europe’s political elites in the global government bankers, businessmen and academics have been working towards since  the United Nations was formed after World War Two.

It has been said of the EU that expecting it to act as a functioning geopolitical entity is like putting wheels on your grandmother and saying she is a car. I worry that in years to come we will see a major car crash because of the misplaced ambitions of Brussels.

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Just a couple of points on this

The minister’s presumption of Obama’s “woeful ignorance” is ignorant. What Obama displays is rather “purposeful deception”. He believes in serving the interest of his globalist control agenda for Britain to remain in the EU, but he does not genuinely believe it is in America’s interests. He is working against the interests of free, self-governing, self-reliant people in America, Britain, and elsewhere. He wants to debilitate their freedoms, their economic sustenance, and their independent thinking to drive them into dependence upon the cold embrace of government. In short, he wants government to gain control over the now-free people in the world. Watch what he does and says – what what he’s done and said, then use your own discrimination.
Britain was the one nation in the Euroland that stood against tyranny and paid a tremendous price to ultimately prevented Europe from falling under it during WWII. It would be such a shame to see both the US and Britain willingly cede to those forces again due to the ignorant political correct/lefty components of their populations now.

It is always wrong to attribute to incompetence and ignorance that which is really motivated by malice and racist resentment. This blog would never defend defend Obama, who is part of a movement that aims to abolish democracy and freedom and put the world under the control of a new elite, similar in all way to the medieval aristocracy except that rather than being identified by birth this new class of superior beings will be identified by their conformity to a common ideal.  The reality of the modern world is that nearly all the ‘leaders’ of western nations are spineless and incompetent and in thrall to the faceless people who make up ‘The Shadow Government’, the kind of people who met at annual jaunts like the Bilderberg Group or the World Economic Forum.  Hardly anybody in the political or academic establishments has ever had real jobs, nor have they run businesses nor been in the military. All they did is go to the ‘right’ schools and write essays and debate clubs and then join political organizations (usually socialist, like Merkel). Thus one of the qualities they have in common is they are big on book learning and academic theory about how the world runs but pathietically short of life experience.

Yes, the politicians do know the reality, and talk about it in private. They don’t mean harm, but they are completely incompetent in what they do – they simply don’t have the moral courage to do what is right for their own citizens.

Another common misconception is that these leaders are spineless jellyfish who have to go the way the current flows, in fact they constantly take up strong positions that go completely against common sense and public opinion popular sentiment.

Merkel has a 67% disapproval rate with the German people but keeps holding the line with her immigration stance.
Obama/Kerry “negotiated” the Iran arms treaty in secret while (illegally) circumventing congress and while the polls showed America’s citizens were against it 2-top-1. Many people attribute the chaos that he’s cause in the middle east by his actions in various countries there (Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Syria,…).
However if you look at the series of now double-digit “errors” they fall to the advantage and power of globalist corporations and Muslim extremist groups (and of course, for every 1000 Muslim Syrian refugees the west is importing importing, only  5 Syrian Christians are being received in the west, and the Christians are the ones experiencing genocide there). If all these were truly a result of incompetence, would the results of them so consistently  disadvantage western Judeo-Christian free society and act against rights like free speech and values like freedom of religion and to the advantage those that want societies controlled by government micromanagement of individuals’ lives.

 

But if this what you want, vote to remain in the EU.

 

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Did Corbyn Sell Out To The Establishment The Day He Was Elected

Compare Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s comments on the EU from before and after he became Labour leader.

CORBYN
Eurosceptic comments
Photo: EPA

On the EU president: “The creation of the post of president is a triumph for the tenacity of the European long-sighters. The project has always been to create a huge free-market Europe, with ever-limiting powers for national parliaments and an increasingly powerful common foreign and security policy.” Read more

On the Lisbon Treaty: “There is a strong socialist argument against the Lisbon Treaty and the economic consequences that flow from it. What is also explicit in both the Maastricht Treaty and the Lisbon Treaty is the imposition of a market economy on Europe, a control on borrowing made by any member states’ government and serious control on the political choices open to any one member state.” Read more

On corporate interests: “The EU is too beholden to corporate interests, and the behind-closed-doors negotiations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) confirm this. This poses a huge threat to our environmental standards, consumer protections and workers’ rights.” Read more
Pro-EU comments
Photo: Eddie Mulholland

On staying in: “The Labour party is overwhelmingly for staying in, because we believe the European Union has brought investment, jobs and protection for workers, consumers and the environment, and offers the best chance of meeting the challenges we face in the 21st century. Labour is convinced that a vote to remain is in the best interests of the people of this country.”

On engaging with the world: “You cannot build a better world unless you engage with the world, build allies and deliver change. The EU, warts and all, has proved itself to be a crucial international framework to do that.”

On employment rights and environmental standards: “EU membership has guaranteed working people vital employment rights, including paid holiday, maternity and paternity leave, protections for agency workers and health and safety in the workplace. Being in the EU has raised Britain’s environmental standards, from beaches to air quality, and protected consumers from rip-off charges.”

Another Science Fallacy.

This blog is not a science blog but in our early days it had a reputation for winding up scientists because we wise old gits (well we’re certainly old gits and we like to think there is a bit of wisdom among us) like to ask the kind of questions scientists don’t want to be asked.

So maybe, as this blog is only to keep our original little Nicky Machiavelli posts alive now that our news site has moved on to The Daily Stirrer, we might as well continue to wind up the smug, condescending bastards whose attitude is “I said ‘science more time than you so that proves I’m more intelligent.’

Here’s a little something we found that shows once again a lot of what scientists tell you is illogical, ill thought out and just plain wrong.

Question
Do falling objects drop at the same rate (for instance a pen and a bowling ball dropped from the same height) or do they drop at different rates? I know a feather floats down very slowly but I would think a heavy object would fall faster than a light object. Thanks for your help. I have a bet on this one.
Asked by: Terri

Answer
If no air resistance is present, the rate of descent depends only on how far the object has fallen, no matter how heavy the object is. This means that two objects will reach the ground at the same time if they are dropped simultaneously from the same height. This statement follows from the law of conservation of energy and has been demonstrated experimentally by dropping a feather and a lead ball in an airless tube.

When air resistance plays a role, the shape of the object becomes important. In air, a feather and a ball do not fall at the same rate. In the case of a pen and a bowling ball air resistance is small compared to the force a gravity that pulls them to the ground. Therefore, if you drop a pen and a bowling ball you could probably not tell which of the two reached the ground first unless you dropped them from a very very high tower.
Answered by: Dr. Michael Ewart, Researcher at the University of Southern California

So you see, as few of us go around with a vacuum chamber in our pockets in which we can scientifically drop anything that slips through our fingers, the scientists are wrong. In the world in which things that breathe air must live, objects do not fallat the same speed, that only happens in an airless environment.

But scientists will never accept the evidence that is STARING THEM IN THE FUCKING FACE so I’ll back that up with a piece from The Physics Classroom:

1-D Kinematics – Lesson 5 – Free Fall and the Acceleration of Gravity

The Big Misconception

Earlier in this lesson, it was stated that the acceleration of a free-falling object (on earth) is 9.8 m/s/s. This value (known as the acceleration of gravity) is the same for all free-falling objects regardless of how long they have been falling, or whether they were initially dropped from rest or thrown up into the air. Yet the questions are often asked “doesn’t a more massive object accelerate at a greater rate than a less massive object?” “Wouldn’t an elephant free-fall faster than a mouse?” This question is a reasonable inquiry that is probably based in part upon personal observations made of falling objects in the physical world. After all, nearly everyone has observed the difference in the rate of fall of a single piece of paper (or similar object) and a textbook. The two objects clearly travel to the ground at different rates – with the more massive book falling faster.

The answer to the question (doesn’t a more massive object accelerate at a greater rate than a less massive object?) is absolutely not! That is, absolutely not if we are considering the specific type of falling motion known as free-fall. Free-fall is the motion of objects that move under the sole influence of gravity; free-falling objects do not encounter air resistance. More massive objects will only fall faster if there is an appreciable amount of air resistance present.

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Punish Google Tax Dodging And Sink The Corporate Pirates

Punish Google Tax Dodging and Sink The Corporate Pirates






Search Engine giant Google has a well known aversion to paying
national taxes to the tax regimes of nations in which it operates. In
fact Eric Schmidt, the company’s executive Chairman and former CEO is
on record as having said nations should pay Google for what its adds
to the national community. As a former Information Technology
consultant who was involved in the very early days of inter –
networking technologies I would dispute that, all Google has done
works towards handing control of information to government agencies
and corporate pirates.


Apart from that, Google’s main achievement has been in the
advancement of sophisticated tax avoidance strategies. Since the
risible
amounts of corporate tax
paid by the national operations of
Google and other global corporations, especially those in the
internet technology sector such as Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and
Verizon in the world’s largest economies has come to light there has
been a public backlash against corporate piracy. Piracy may seem a
strange term to use, conjuring up images of Johnny Depp or Errol
Flynn, but the corporate tax avoiders are plundering our national
treasuries just as Blackbeard and Captain Kidd used to plunder the
shipping routes. Let them be known for what they are.


The UK tax authority revealed recently that it had agreed a
settlement with Google for the internet search company to pay
back-taxes of £130 million (US$186million), despite its British
operation racking up profits of US$8.6 billion over past ten
years, a tax rate of just 3 percent.


Stewart Hosie, deputy leader of the Scottish National Party,
commented "there is a palpable sense of skepticism amongst the
public, experts and even within the Conservative Party, that the tax
settlement reached with Google represents value for the taxpayer".


"The truth is that we know very little about the settlement
reached between the tax authorities and the company. These
discussions have taken place in private, little detail has been
revealed by the Treasury and the methodologies employed by HMRC are
shrouded in secrecy."


While we can understand and support this view from the Sottish
nationalists, the line take by the Labour party as the official
opposition in the UK parliament, that the Conservative government
collaborated to minimise Google’s tax liability is a little harder to
swallow when we remember that Google paid no
corporate taxes at all
from 2002 to 2010 when The Labour Party
were in power.


It has also been revealed that Italy
is set to charge Google US$161 million
in back-taxes over its
US$1.43 billion revenues – equating to 15 percent – five
times more than the UK.


"The Government must restore public confidence that they have
acted in the best interests of the public and have secured a good
deal for taxpayers across the UK. They must also answer the charges
that the methodology used by the HMRC to calculate future liabilities
is opaque, and a potential breach of very clear EU regulations on
calculating the tax liabilities of large corporations," Mr.
Hosie said.


The French are also negotiating a tax deal with Google which could
show a different rate of taxation for corporations with links to the
US Government, further highlighting the omnishambles of the European
Union tax system. One corporate tactic that should be opposed is the
very predictable threat to cease operations in nations that require
the global corporations to accept local tax laws.


And another step in bringing these legal, but unethical, tax
avoiders to heel is for ‘We The People’ to boycott their businesses.
There are other search engines, other coffee chains (or better still,
if you can find one, use an independent coffee shop, get a better cup
of coffee and support local businesses).






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Muslim Students Turn Common Room Into Mosque, Segregate Male – Female Students

If like us you are heartily sick of Europe’s, weak, cowardly, politically correct leaders demonstrating that they have suck so low in their efforts to court favour with ethnic minorities they cannot even be defined as bottom feeders, they have become the creatures that feed from the bottom feeders bottoms, you will not be surprised at this latest evidence that the once proud nation of Germany has been so weakened by politically correct thinking they will let Muslims piss on their culture and history rather than risk being called ‘racist’.
But if enough of us tell Germans what their vile, German hating government has turned them into, maybe they can save themselves and make their country great again. Read this proof that Muslims hate western culture and will NEVER integrate, from Breitbart London, Germans, and get fucking angry:

Muslim students at a German university have seized control of a “silent room” designed as a space for all pupils, transforming it into a makeshift mosque and erecting a wall to segregate genders. There are also feet washing facilities and signs instructing women to wear the veil and to not wear perfume.

After a series of complaints the room at the Technical University of Dortmund was closed, but 400 angry students quickly signed a petition demanding it be reopened and alleging anti-Muslim prejudice.

Last Wednesday, the university replied in an open letter addressed to Muslim student leaders, explaining that the institution is strictly secular and gender segregation is illegal in German public institutions.

“Female visitors of the room were repeatedly intercepted at the entrance by Muslim male users and told that they only had access to a small, more confined space, compared to the larger part reserved for men”, the letter reads.

The room started out as an open space with two sofas, a few bookshelves, and a calming forest mural to help stressed students unwind. “The space of silence is to be kept ideologically and religiously neutral. Religious symbols, characters or the like must not be placed,” the rules for the room stipulate.

Eva Prost, Head of Corporate Communications and a spokesman for the university, told Uni Spiegel that there have been demands from Muslim students to turn the room in to an exclusively Islamic space ever since it was set up in 2012, but the university leadership has repeatedly resisted.

“There was never a prayer room for either Muslim or Christian students. Our ‘room of silence’ was rather an offer to those who seek peace in often stressful university life”, she said.

However, four years on and the room was “arbitrarily altered” without warning. “An improvised wall has been erected to separate men and women. The Quran was displayed, there were ways for foot washing, and prayer rugs were stored in here”, Ms. Prost explained.

More shockingly, “on flyers women were instructed to wear headscarves, even if we do not know whether that was actually enforced”, she said.

Asserting: “All this we can not accept. Students have complained to us, and quite rightly so. Elimination of gender discrimination we must protect, because as a State institution, we are committed to the Basic Law”.

To which Space Cowboy commented:

Muslims never ever migrate to assimilate and integrate. Instead, they migrate to always eventually make Islam and its followers supreme. Because mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage is actually Migration Jihad waged via stealth deliberately non-violently to infiltrate in mass infidels societies, institutions, and governments in mass to subvert them for eventual demographic conquest.
As Migration Jihad has been the primary mode of jihad employed by Muslims to conquer clueless non-Muslim infidel countries like Germany for the past several centuries.

Indeed, the technologically backwards Islamic totalitarian world is totally incapable of conquering the technologically advanced Western non-Muslim infidel world via force or any other means. Yet virtually all our resources are directed at stopping force, while everyone and their brother totally ignores jihad waged via stealth deliberately non-violently because like fools they have all been inculcated to believe that we are at war with terrorists only, which constitute only a tiny minority and is also total and complete BS.

OK Germany, are you ready to follow the Space Cowboy, or will you follow Hausfrau – Volksfuhrer Merkel to oblivion and let the savages have your country.

 
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Chinese Scientists working On Creating Artificial Sun?

Little Nicky has often been accused of being ‘anti – science’ or ‘anti – progress’. He is not of course but as his medieval ancestor Nicoli Machiavellie said, humans are driven by base instincs such as self interest, and so the Machiavelli fasmily have always been genetically predisposed to question everything.

And this story is one which invites many questions, particularly about the sanity of the scientists behind this ‘invention’ (which as yet only exists as a theory.)

hydrogen-creator
The gas generator, with one of the problems of handling such power spelled out (sorry about the little box in the image, result of an attempt to shrink it.

Chinese scientists claim to have created a type of hydrogen gas that is three times hotter than the sun.

The artificial energy could eventually be used as an inexhaustible source of power, ending reliance on fossil fuels and solving the world energy crisis.

Chinese boffins created the gas in a huge magnetic fusion reactor at the Institute of Physical Science in Hefei.

Invented by Soviet scientists in the 1950s, the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) features a massive metallic doughtnut-shaped chamber twisted into a figure of eight.

Researchers were able to use the reactor to produce temperatures of 50 million Kelvins (49.999 million°C) and maintain them for 102 seconds.

The core of the sun is believed to around 15 million Kelvins.

Although a previous experiment by German scientists claims to have produced temperatures hotter than this, it was unable to sustain them for as long.

While the news is an important breakthrough, it could still take decades to perfect the process so that it can be used as a constant power source. (Source: South China Morning Post)

The first question that needs to be asked concerns the claim that this energy source is based on the creation of a new ‘type of hydrogen gas’. Now as hydrogen is the simplest substance in the universe, the atom from which all forms of matter in all states are dervived, how can anyone create a new type?

Secondly, nuclear fusion has been around a long time. Look at the article above and note the kind of temperatures involved. Think of the enormous amount of power needed to contain such a reaction. To save you a lot of reseach, I will revisit my time in the nuclear industry and tell you the energy needed to create the stupendously powerful magnetic fields needed to create the ‘new type of hydrogen’ would be far greater than the system would yield.

The fact that this experiment managed to run for 102 seconds (just over a minute and a half) tells us the invetors are a long way from a commercially viable system. And 99% of world changing scientific breakthroughs seem unable to survive that journey.

Fair play to the Chinese lads for having a go, but we should avoid getting excited until we see one of these things driving a modest power generation system capable of churning out 250 megawatts, twenty four hours a days, for prolonged periods.

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More Evidence That Hillary Clinton Leaked Secrets Damaging To The USA


Hillary Clinton’s gloating reaction on hearing that Muammar Gadaffi had been murdered bt the mob did nothing to enhance her reputation outside the USA. The world has always thought of her as a stupid, arrogant rich bitch (Image source)

American voters and especially those likely to vote on the issues and qualities of the candidates rather from party loyalty have come to hate the political establishment and the corporate controlled mainstream media with a passion. Politicians are less trusted than lawyers, used car salesmen, people who peddle investment plans and the dodgy characters who sell remedies that are guaranteed to cure absolutely everything. And with good reason, given the dishonest conduct the current president and the two who preceded him were caught out in. But is seems Democratic nomination front runner Hillary Clinton beats them all. And she was only Secretary Of State when she stabbed her country in the back.

We have been reporting here the scandal that has grown around Hillary Clinton’s use of a private, unsecured e mail server in her own office to handle US Government information that was classified ‘beyond top secret’ was likely to engulf her bid for the presidency and destroy her <a href=”http://edbutt.blogspot.com/2016/01/is-this-end-of-hillary-clintons.html”>political career</a> totally.

For her enemies among whom we must number leading Republican contender Donald Trump, and rival for the Democratic Party nomination Bernies Sanders, Hillary’s e mails truly are truly the gifts that keep on giving.

While France led the proponents of the UN Security Council Resolution that would create a no-fly zone and a ‘humanitarian’ bombing campaign in Libya, it claimed that its primary concern was the protection of Libyan civilians. Considering the current state of affairs in that unfortunate country, one must rethink the authenticity of this concern. As many “conspiracy theorists” will claim, one of the real reasons to go to Libya was Gaddafi’s planned gold dinar. (I personally had heard nothing of this, my information was that the west wanted a puppet government in Tripoli to give Wall Street control of Libyan oilfields. Hillary’s e mails shine a different light on events however.

One of the <a href=”http://nypost.com/2016/01/01/3000-of-clintons-emails-were-released-on-new-years-eve/”>3,000 emails released by the State Department</a> on New Year’s Eve (where real news is sent to die quietly, or as one of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s aides once put it, a good day to bury bad news) reveals evidence that NATO’s plot to overthrow Gaddafi was primarily driven by their desire to <a href=”http://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/markets/item/4630-gadhafi-s-gold-money-plan-would-have-devastated-dollar”>block the creation of a gold-backed African currency</a>, and second the Libyan oil reserves.

The email in question, titled “France’s client and Qaddafi’s gold.” was sent to Clinton by her unofficial adviser Sydney Blumenthal

From <a href=”http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2016/01/06/new-hillary-emails-reveal-true-motive-for-libya-intervention/”>Foreign Policy Journal:
</a>
<p style=”margin:50px”>
“The email identifies French President Nicholas Sarkozy as leading the attack on Libya with five specific purposes in mind: to obtain Libyan oil, ensure French influence in the region, increase Sarkozy’s reputation domestically, assert French military power, and to prevent Gaddafi’s influence in what is considered ‘Francophone Africa.’

“Most astounding is the lengthy section delineating the huge threat that Gaddafi’s gold and silver reserves, estimated at “143 tons of gold, and a similar amount in silver,” posed to the French franc (CFA) circulating as a prime African currency.”</p>

The e mail that damned Clinton was originally released online but has now been taken down, (having probably been deemed to damaging to the US diplomatic reputation at a time when relations with Russia and China are more strained than the laces on an overweight domiatrice’s corset – here’s the link for what it’s worth.) I have managed to obtain a snippet of <a href=”https://www.foia.state.gov/searchapp/DOCUMENTS/HRCEmail_DecWebClearedMeta/31-C1/DOC_0C05779612/C05779612.pdf”>the most damaging paragraphs</a> from a source I trust.

<p style=”margin:50px”>
“This gold was accumulated prior to the current rebellion and was intended to be used to establish a pan-African currency based on the Libyan golden Dinar. This plan was designed to provide the Francophone African Countries with an alternative to the French franc (CFA).

“(Source Comment: According to knowledgeable individuals this quantity of gold and silver is valued at more than $7 billion. French intelligence officers discovered this plan shortly after the current rebellion began, and this was one of the factors that influenced President Nicolas Sarkozy’s decision to commit France to the attack on Libya. According to these individuals Sarkozy’s plans are driven by the following issues:

a. A desire to gain a greater share of Libya oil production,

b. Increase French influence in North Africa,

c. Improve his internal political situation in France,

d. Provide the French military with an opportunity to reassert its position in the world,

e. Address the concern of his advisers over Gaddafi’s long term plans to supplant France as the dominant power in Francophone Africa)”</p>

When French security services discovered Gaddafi’s plans, they decided to convene the FUKUS axis and launch a regime change attack against Mad Dog’s regime.

Sadly, Gaddafi had earlier warned Europe (in a “prophetic” phone conversations with Blair) that his fall would prompt the rise of Islamic extremism in the West and <a href=”https://littlenickymachiavelli.wordpress.com/2011/04/09/gadaffi-to-unleash-a-wave-of-migrants-on-europe-10977414/”>unleash a tide of immigrants that would destabilise Europe</a>. The warning went unheeded; Libyan lives and the security of the European working class are acceptable collateral damage, if the larger goal lines the pockets of politicians and the elite so much better after all?

All that is fine if the deals are kept secret, but with a dizzy bitch like Hillary playing fast and loose with official secrets, disaster is inevitable.

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Free Speech

Our right of free speech is increasingly under attack from control freak politicians, politically correct left wing activists and the dark forces of corporatism.

In the wake of the Paris terrorists attacks in November 2016, President Francoise Hollande and his socialist government have been attacking freedom of speech in the republic, mainly by shutting down independent blogs that have a track record of attacking the government’s handling of problems such as the economy, unemployment, climate change and immigration. None of these are linked to terrorism of course which gives some credibility to conspiracy theorists who claim terrorist outrages are false flag operations.

I personally find it hard to believe a government would attack its own people, so I think the removal of civil liberties and increment of government control are opportunistic. Either was, as well as Hollande having spoken of outlawing criticism of government policy, the UK’s Tony Blair and David Cameron as well as Barack Obama over the pond have threatened to criminalise the questioning of global warming theory, while Hausfrau – Volksfuhrer mMrkel has put German virtually under state

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Even The Guardian Now Admits Immigration Depresses Wage Levels

The growth in wages for UK workers is set to remain stagnant, running parallel with inflation at just two per cent next year. This is due to the large number of migrant workers waiting to fill vacancies, as anyone with two or more functioning brain cells was aware and even the loony left newspaper The Guardian has now admitted.

Citing data from the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) and oficial figures from the Office Of National Statistics, the paper reported that job creation will remain strong over the next year but the benefit of that is undone because of immigration. Wages for most workers will not increase in real terms due largely to the high number of migrant workers.

Although estimates suggest that up to 400,000 new jobs could be created in 2016, there is no sign of a skills shortage, thus making it more difficult for workers to demand pay increases above the rate of inflation. According to separate figures, the number of non-UK nationals in the workforce has rocketed from 986,000 in 1997 to 3.22 million now, thus making up more than 10 per cent of Britain’s workforce.

With offical numbers of immigrants put at close to 400,000 and possibly as many more people arriving in the country illegally and thus being available to take menial jobs at less than the legal minimum wage, despite the strong performance of the UK economy, the jobs situstion is worsening, as a result largely of European Union employment and open borders laws, the British people are feeling no benefit.

Over the past 12 months, three quarters of new jobs created went to non-UK nationals — 326,000, compared to 122,000 for British workers. The CIPD’s chief economist Mark Beatson said: “Our research shows that most employers remain confident about recruitment going into 2016 and most say they have a choice of suitable candidates for most positions. “With record levels of net migration into the UK increasing the supply of labour, it doesn’t look like we’re going to see a skills crunch any time soon. Our research shows pay expectations for the year ahead centred on a 2 per cent increase.”

Despite these figures, the government is unlikely to change its pro-migration stance or its ‘dark skin good, pale skin bad’ approach to border controls any time soon. In November jead – Claud Juncker, the alcoholic, Euronazi President of the EU commission said that mass immigration was “part of Europe’s future”, writing:

“Europe needs immigrants, young and committed and eager to learn, future taxpayers who will support an ageing population. Immigrants themselves have a case rooted in justice and humane values that our politicians should have the courage to make.”

In September The Guardia printed an advert from a radical pro-immigration Danish group telling more migrants to come to their country. The ad came after Denmark’s government placed its own notices in third-world newspapers warning potential migrants that welfare benefits payments to immigrants had been reduced.

Apologising for their government’s actions, the group Welcome to Refugees wrote:

“…we’re not all like [integration] minister [Inger] Støjberg and the rest of the Danish government. Many of us are bidding refugees a warm welcome. And many of us want to help those who are fleeing torture, bombs, and persecution. We do not believe that families in war-torn countries should learn that a Danish cabinet minister is planning an advertising campaign based on the ill-conceived and erroneous logic that families calculate where they may profit the most from settling as refugees.”

Two percent seems a bit optimistic at least for those of us in private sector actually making stuff type of work. I got zero last year and expect zero this year.

As we have said since The Daily Stirrer began under a different title over ten years ago, what passes for socialist politics these days is simply hatred of European ethnicity, culture and society.

The left often make the claim that we need young immigrants to look after the aging native populations. What happens when the immigrants get old will they refuse to accept a pension or go back home or will the loony left self – righteousness addicts insist on even higher levels of immigration to look after a much higher number of old people?

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All Gone” – The Gold Scandal That Goes To The Very Top

Best known known for luxury shopping, over-the-top architecture including the world’s tallest building, a lively social scene, and a facade of secular open – mindedness, Dubai ought to be even better known for the underbelly of corruption and unrestricted criminality among the billionaires, oligarchs, princes, sheiks and sultans, who quietly dominate dominate the global power and financial structure and have set up bases there because the local sheik take a very benign view of anything that earns money for Dubai without actually breaking any laws in Dubai (and Dubai has very few laws covering offshore activities of financial traders).

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Democracy Murdered In France

It’s late here in the UK so this will not get posted until tomorrow, but I’m hearing very d.isturbing news from the French regional elections, predicting that the Front National, comfortable winners in last week’s first round of regional elections, hasve been routed in all regions. For that to happen, and to happen through a massive increase in turnout, suggests electoral fraud on a hughe scale. Or has France joined Britain in adopting the Islamic version of democracy, which is one man one vote, one Imam one thousand votes.

I say that because the same thing happened in britain in May 2015, in constituencies where UKIP looked likely to do well, Labour and Conservatives, traditiuonal opponents collaborated to keep out the newcomers, and in areas where UKIP looked too strong for even collaboration to stop them, there were strange things going on with postal votes and ballot boxes going missing.

This comment from comedian George Carlin on America’s corrupt electoral system pretty well sums things up:

I don’t vote. Two reasons. First of all it’s meaningless; this country was bought and sold a long time ago. The shit they shovel around every 4 years *pfff* doesn’t mean a fucking thing. Secondly, I believe if you vote, you have no right to complain. People like to twist that around – they say, ‘If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain’, but where’s the logic in that? If you vote and you elect dishonest, incompetent people into office who screw everything up, you are responsible for what they have done. You caused the problem; you voted them in; you have no right to complain. I, on the other hand, who did not vote, who in fact did not even leave the house on election day, am in no way responsible for what these people have done and have every right to complain about the mess you created that I had nothing to do with.”

“The next time they give you all that civic bullshit about voting, keep in mind that Hitler was elected in a full, free democratic election””Now, there’s one thing you might have noticed I don’t complain about: politicians. Everybody complains about politicians.

Everybody says they suck. Well, where do people think these politicians come from? They don’t fall out of the sky. They don’t pass through a membrane from another reality. They come from American parents and American families, American homes, American schools, American churches, American businesses and American universities, and they are elected by American citizens. This is the best we can do folks. This is what we have to offer. It’s what our system produces: Garbage in, garbage out. If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you’re going to get selfish, ignorant leaders. Term limits ain’t going to do any good; you’re just going to end up with a brand new bunch of selfish, ignorant Americans. So, maybe, maybe, maybe, it’s not the politicians who suck. Maybe something else sucks around here… like, the public. Yeah, the public sucks. There’s a nice campaign slogan for somebody: ‘The Public Sucks. Fuck Hope.'”

“I have solved this political dilemma in a very direct way: I don’t vote. On Election Day, I stay home. I firmly believe that if you vote, you have no right to complain. Now, some people like to twist that around. They say, ‘If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain,’ but where’s the logic in that? If you vote, and you elect dishonest, incompetent politicians, and they get into office and screw everything up, you are responsible for what they have done. You voted them in. You caused the problem. You have no right to complain. I, on the other hand, who did not vote — who did not even leave the house on Election Day — am in no way responsible for that these politicians have done and have every right to complain about the mess that you created.”

George Carlin

To which Fred Reed replied:

Overcoming The Shame Of Voting

I guess I need my consciousness raised. The newspapers keep fussing and fidgeting because Americans don’t vote. Something is wrong with us Gringos, they say. We’re shirking. We’re no damn good.

Huh?I look at the last ten or so presidents we’ve had, and think: hooboy, is that what comes of voting? Every one of those reprobates was elected. It’s a historical fact. If we can’t get any better results by voting, I figure we ought to make it a misdemeanor.

How much faith can you put in a system that, out of 280,000,000 people, comes up with Al Gore? Besides, there’s the question of culpability. If I voted for one reprehensible nonentity in preference to another, and he won, I would reckon that he was my fault. I don’t want a President on my conscience. Further, I do not see how anyone with the slightest self-respect could vote.

Anyway, you can’t vote for a candidate, because there aren’t any. The apparent existence of candidates is a sleight-of-hand.

Do you believe that, say, Gore is a candidate? No. He, like any candidate, is a committee consisting of three speechwriters, a gestures coach, two pollsters, a makeup artist, an image consultant, and several crooked advisers. An alleged candidate is a phantasm, a blank slate or, in the case of Al, a mass of unflavored bean curd.

A candidate is what his advisers tell you he is. Think about it. Often you can read in the Washington Post that the candidate, Senator Palmoil, say, is having image problems. Focus groups have discovered, the writer will explain, that he is seen as Insufficiently Manly, that he is not thought by the voters to be adequately decisive, and that his delivery of a speech is positively Caesarian.

The paper will announce that his handlers have decided that he needs to Adjust His Image. That is, the principal organ of Washington will announce to all the world that the Senator Palmoil is about to pretend to be something he isn’t. It will also name the advertising agency hired to perform the mummery.

Sure enough, in his next appearance on television, Palmoil will appear wearing a codpiece. It may have a NOW sticker on it so as not to be threatening to women, and not be excessively protuberant, and perhaps be in an ambiguous beige so as not to be clearly black or white, but it will look no end manly. He will then say Something Decisive, invented for him by the speechwriters and crooked advisers. He will contemplate at the teleprompter with an unblinking pole-axed stare, to communicate firmness, and avoid waving his hands around as if he were swatting bugs.

For the next week the talking heads of the Yankee Capital will drone about the effectiveness of the candidate’s access of masculinity, about the precise tone of voice in the saying of Something Decisive, and whether the NOW sticker on the codpiece was overkill. In short, the mechanism of deception will be discussed until it collapses into rubble.

Yet, though detailed in advance, though explained in its every calculated nuance, it will work. The polls will show that, yes, the Merkun People now believe that Senator Palmoil is now of one blood with Clint Eastwood, and that his newly-acquired earnest intonation has satisfied voters of his warm and rich inner life.

I’m going to vote for that?

Anyway, you won’t know who you’re electing until after you have elected him. A campaign is intended to hide the candidate, not to reveal him. The truth is that few candidates have the knowledge or experience to run a Shriners’ picnic. Occasionally the veil slips. Recently it was revealed that George the Shrub, son of Bush, didn’t know the names of the leaders of several mildly important countries. Do you believe that any of them do? The candidates usually are provincial governors, men who have spent their lives crawling up the ladder from law school to county chairman. How could they know of the likelihood of a Baluchi irredentist movement or where to find Bishkek?

Now, the professionals of Washington, the reporters and chattering craniums and mechanics of the image trades, do not see things just this way. They take elections seriously, odd though it may seem. They do not understand that they are hucksters playing an elaborate shell game, yet they carefully shield the scam from public gaze. The rule in journalism is that it is acceptable, indeed career-promoting, to trick the candidate into saying something unwise about abortion. It is not acceptable to show that he knows far less about the world than most of the reporters covering him.

Note that a news weasel will ask a candidate, “Governor, what is your position on Afghanistan?” The reporter will not ask, “Governor, precisely where is Afghanistan?” The governor will respond to the first question by saying that he favors decency and motherhood, a better life for all Afghans, and human rights for everybody. The response would equally apply to Key Largo or central Illinois. He doesn’t know where Afghanistan is.

Oddly, keeping the voters from learning that the candidate does know anything (an unlikely circumstance, but it has happened) is as important as concealing that he doesn’t. The voters will resent anyone more intelligent than they are, which we in Washington assume means anyone at all. If a candidate ever mentioned the influence of Sophia of Anhalt-Zerbst as empress of Russia in continuing the policies of modernization of Peter the Great, he would (or so it is feared) lose the election immediately.

The French will elect a man because he is intelligent and cultured. We want someone we can imagine managing a minor Safeway.

A crucial point however is that American elections are not about policy, but about the division of spoils-appointments, contracts, invitations to parties at the White House. Sure, Republicans behave slightly differently from Democrats-but only slightly. Which is to say that elections don’t matter.

The economy determines the fate of this country. Presidents don’t. They are at worst annoyances and embarrassments, at best a sort of national hobby. What counts is Intel, Microsoft, Boeing, Lucent Technologies, Cisco, AT&T, agribusiness, the Internet. We survive on a strong economic back and a weak governmental mind. Always have, always will.

Vote? Why?

Forty years ago, as an idealistic your firebrand, I was fighting elections as a member of the Liberal Party (the old Liberal Party when the word liberal still meant something) and actually got close to winning. The voters know me now, next time we’ll beat those Socialists and Conservatives,” I said, “and then we will shake things up.”

It was made clear to me that if I did ever win, I would toe the line and learn to play the game by the establishment’s rules. I quit politics and since then have registered a protest vote for the nuttiest fringe candidate, because in effect I learned that we only have an illusory vote. Government is not run by people we elect, and now it seems things have regressed so far towards the dark ages that no matter who we vote for, the oligarchs will elect the government so really we don’t have a vote.

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Iran-backed Shi’ite militias threaten Turkey over incursion into Iraq

The incursion of Turkish troops into Iraqi territory, a violation of international law and United Nations treaty has been ignore by NATO, an organisation which seems determined to let its rogue member Turkey add this to its growing list of crimes which apart from shooting down a Russian plane without justification, include illegally trading oil for terrorist group ISIS and supplying ISIS with arms and ammunition.

Any of the above should get Turkey thrown out of NATO and censured by the UN, but so intent are the powers that be on overthrowing the Assad regime in Syria, they will clearly tolerate any crime that moves the agenda forward.

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The UN Unveils Plan Pushing For Worldwide Internet Censorship

The United Nations has disgraced itself immeasurably over the past month or so.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-09-26/un-unleashes-plan-pushing-worldwide-internet-censorship

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Fresh off the scene from those two epic embarrassments, the UN now wants to tell governments of the world how to censor the internet. I wish I was kidding.

From the Washington Post:

On Thursday, the organization’s Broadband Commission for Digital Development released a damning “world-wide wake-up call” on what it calls “cyber VAWG,” or violence against women and girls. The report concludes that online harassment is “a problem of pandemic proportion” — which, nbd, we’ve all heard before.

But the United Nations then goes on to propose radical, proactive policy changes for both governments and social networks, effectively projecting a whole new vision for how the Internet could work.

Under U.S. law — the law that, not coincidentally, governs most of the world’s largest online platforms — intermediaries such as Twitter and Facebook generally can’t be held responsible for what people do on them. But the United Nations proposes both that social networks proactively police every profile and post, and that government agencies only “license” those who agree to do so.

People are being harassed online, and the solution is to censor everything and license speech? Remarkable.

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In an exclusive report, Reuters has detailed the following development in the ongoing Syrian crisis:

“Russian forces have begun participating in military operations in Syria in support of government troops, three Lebanese sources familiar with the political and military situation there said on Wednesday.

The sources, speaking to Reuters on condition they not be identified, gave the most forthright account yet from the region of what the United States fears is a deepening Russian military role in Syria’s civil war, though one of the Lebanese sources said the number of Russians involved so far was small.

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Former British diplomat Craig Murray has been a thorn in the side of the establishment for some time. After he stepped down as an Ambassador Murray, who was appalled by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, became an anti -war campaigner and human rights activist (serious human rights like the right to not be bombed). Now, as the governments of the USA, United Kingdom and France plan another regime change bombing campsign, this time in Syria, Murray blows the whistle on drone warfare.

Exclusive: I Can Reveal the Legal Advice on Drone Strikes, and How the Establishment Works

September 09, 2015 “Information Clearing House” – This may be the most important article I have ever posted, because it reveals perfectly how the Establishment works and how the Red Tories and Blue Tories contrive to give a false impression of democracy. It is information I can only give you because of my experience as an insider.

It is a definitive proof of the validity of the Chomskian propaganda model. It needs a fair bit of detail to do this, but please try and read through it because it really is very, very important. After you have finished, if you agree with me about the significance, please repost, (you are free to copy), retweet, add to news aggregators (Reddit etc) and do anything you can to get other people to pay attention.

The government based its decision to execute by drone two British men in Syria on “Legal Opinion” from the Attorney-General for England and Wales, Jeremy Wright, a politician, MP and Cabinet Minister. But Wright’s legal knowledge comes from an undistinguished first degree from Exeter and a short career as a criminal defence barrister in Birmingham. His knowledge of public international law is virtually nil.

I pause briefly to note that there is no pretence of consulting the Scottish legal system. The only legal opinion is from the Attorney General for England and Wales who is also Honorary Advocate General for Northern Ireland.

So Jeremy Wright’s role is as a cypher. He performs a charade. The government employs in the FCO a dozen of the most distinguished public international lawyers in the world. When the Attorney-General’s office needs an Opinion on public international law, they ask the FCO to provide it for him to sign.

The only known occasion when this did not happen was the Iraq War. Then the FCO Legal Advisers – unanimously – advised the Attorney-General, Lord Goldsmith, that to invade Iraq was illegal. Jack Straw asked the Attorney General to dismiss the FCO chief Legal Adviser, Sir Michael Wood (Goldsmith refused). Blair sent Goldsmith to Washington where the Opinion was written for him to sign by George Bush’s lawyers. [I know this sounds incredible, but it is absolutely true]. Sir Michael Wood’s deputy, Elizabeth Wilmshurst, resigned in protest.

In consequence Blair and Straw decided that, again for the first time ever, the FCO’s chief legal adviser had to be appointed not from within the FCO legal advisers, who had all declared the war on Iraq to be illegal, but from outside. They had to find a distinguished public international lawyer who was prepared to argue that the war on Iraq was legal. That was a very small field. Blair and Straw thus turned to Benjamin Netanyahu’s favourite lawyer, Daniel Bethlehem.

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