Saturday, February 25, 2017

Hot or cold?

"Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Took Out $19 Million In Puzzling Real Estate Loans".  Comment by photosymbiosis.  It is difficult to escape the feeling that what we are seeing is laundering of mass looting from Ukraine, a bipartisan American crime.

"Exclusive: Senior Trump Aide Forged Key Ties To Anti-Semitic Groups In Hungary".  All kosher as he is a virulent Islamophobe.

"Iran beats US for wrestling world cup, but you wouldn’t know it from watching NBC".  Doesn't fit The Narrative of the Jew-controlled media.

"Uber Is Doomed" (the VCs seem to have gone all in on the theory that Kalanick is such a fucking psycho he couldn't help but succeed):
"After a discombobulated 2016, in which Uber burned through more than $2 billion, amid findings that rider fares only cover roughly 40 percent of a ride, with the remainder subsidized by venture capitalists, it’s hard to imagine Kalanick could take the company public at its stunning current valuation of nearly $70 billion."
"Roaming Charges: Exxon’s End Game Theory" (St. Clair):
"Tillerson wanted his secret squad of climate change gamers to answer four questions: 1. Is climate change real? 2. Is the threat serious? 3. Are there any effective actions that can be taken to halt or reverse climate change or mitigate the damage? 4. Are the world’s leading carbon emitters likely to impose binding limits on emissions in time to prevent runaway climate change? The answer to the first two questions was “yes”. The answer to the third question was “maybe” and the fourth “no”.

The lesson Tillerson took from this assessment was that climate change is a serious threat and no government has the will or perhaps even the means to confront it. Thus, the only responsible thing to do for the shareholders of Exxon was to push forward aggressively with exploration and development of new oil fields and ventures, from Amazonia to Russia, before some other company captured the reserves. Internally, this became known as the “end game” scenario.

As CEO of Trump’s foreign policy enterprise, Tillerson seems likely to impose this cynical template on the world at large by forging new alliances with old rivals in kind of a Pax petroliana, where the body count of hot wars will be replaced by the hidden, slow deaths caused by an atmosphere gone lethal."
"The Democratic Party Apology Handbook".  Despite the amazing length of the list, you will remember somebody using all these excuses, often employing a number of them simultaneously.  In the same genre of American political science as the classic:  "In The Vaults Where The Dry Powder Is Stored".  You may also remember that my theory is that the job of the permanent opposition party is to hide from the American people the fact that the richest country that has ever existed is completely broke, unable to afford the things that other people in poorer countries take for granted.  Thus, massive piles of dry powder, and apologies for inaction.

Presidents used to need the media to get their message out, but Trump can bypass the media with Twitter.  I'm surprised some quasi-philosopher hasn't yet done a McLuhan analysis of Trump-Twitter.

"How Trump Could Be a Truth-teller" (Parry).  MH-17.

"George Soros Denies He Is Funding Townhall Protests".

"Chelsea Clinton Is Exploiting the Resistance to Elevate Herself Politically".  Kushner can't contain his glee.

"Web Filters & Google".

"Despite Arrest Of Top Advisor And Bodyguard, New Poll Shows Le Pen Is Mightier Than Les Globalists".  The big question is whether the French elites have learned from the mistakes of other elites who have failed to suppress revolts of the peasants in other countries.

"Turkey and Syria: Blood, Tears and Walls".  900 km wall bisecting Kurdistan.

Botch the ops.

"Documents Indicate Germany Spied on Foreign Journalists".

"White Helmets are Denied Entry into US, Hollywood Dreams Over".  If a visa magically appears we'll get an idea of how 'Hollywood' power is doing.  No visa and we'll have to see how fawning the Oscars are over the White Helmets.

Cat flaps.
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