Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Disgraced Father

"Ghislaine Maxwell Reportedly Met Jeffrey Epstein Through Her Disgraced Father" (Voytko).  It looks like the 'missing' Robert Maxwell fortune actually went to finance the Epstein blackmail operation.

"'Disgust' as UAE cleric Waseem Yousef says Arabs their own enemy, not Israel".  The recognition is more than a way to be allowed to buy Pilot Killers from Assholes (luckily, as that's not going to happen!), or get shekels from Israel, but is based in deep, visceral hatred of Palestinians amongst the UAE elites.

"Twitter executive for Middle East is British Army 'psyops' soldier" (Cobain).  Of course.

Tweet (Margaret Kimberley):
"Remember this when you hear about Uyghur camps. There is a lot of fraud on this issue"
"A sensationalist, award-winning ‘NY Times’ podcast on Islamic Jihadism was based on a fraud" (North).  Would you expect anything less (or more) from the JYT?  Though The Intercept probably isn't the place to be fretting about reporters grabbing documents for themselves.

"Accepting Israeli prize in 2018, RBG never mentioned Palestinians" (Ofir).  There's no way around it, despite the huge Khazar PR campaign, she was really, really awful.

"The United States’ Miscalculation in South Asia" (Balland).  All in with India, while India-skeptical neighbors flock to friendly Chinese help.

Two Parties, One Issue™

Gosztola and Juan Passarelli, day 17.

"The False Flag Poisoning of Alexei Navalny, AKA “Russia’s Trump”" (Parry).  Helmer:  "The Pevchikh Plot – Navalny Bottle, London Witness Flee the Scene of the Crime, Berlin Too" and "A Tale of Two Bottles – Navalny Poison Slowest Acting Weapon in Assassination History" and "Navalny, Pevchikh Are Barking Dogs; Merkel and Nord Stream-2 Are the Caravan Which Moves On". The famous 'Novichok' bottles have definite chain of custody issues, and the bottle collector - who apparently has returned to London to go into hiding - has ties to London-exiled oligarchs, just as you might expect, and apparently somehow knew to stage an expedition to collect the bottles well before any German doctor mentioned Novichok.

"Biden fundraiser Haim Saban repeatedly praises ‘Jared’" (Weiss).  Two Parties, One Issue™

This appears to have been written between September 2015 and the death - thank God! - of  Brzezinski in May 2017:  "Khazar world Order in the Headlights" (Frisk).

Uhaul of peace.  "LA TIMES: Somebody Did Something (Tried To Murder Trump Supporters) in Yorba Linda" (Sailer).

"Hearing Reveals US Govt’s Invisible Hand in Protests Around the World" (DeCamp).  "Trump Administration Freezes Funds Intended to Benefit Hong Kong Protesters" (Perrigo).

Sweden ≠ 'Sweden': "Was the Estonia Downed by Submarine? Huge Hole in Hull Kindles New Theories About 1994 Tragedy" (Kuznetsov).  "[Update] A new documentary reveals a hole in the wreck of MS Estonia, sparking government interest in further invesigations into the tragedy that took 852 lives 26 years ago." (u/monochsi at r/UnresolvedMysteries).  The Swedish military has guarded the site since the sinking, and at one time wanted to cover the entire ship remains with rocks, which in retrospect doesn't look suspicious at all!

"I Told You Long Ago, Hillary's Team Helped Fabricate the Trump Russia Collusion Lie by Larry C Johnson".  The Barry-Killary organized coup attempt - 'Russiagate' - evidence has firmed up rather late in the game.


Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Fundamental disrespect

"China deploys Sun Tzu to prevail in the Chip War" (Escobar).  So Trump goes down in history as the guy who wrecked US chip dominance.

"FinCEN Leaks: Who Benefits From The Disclosure?" (Broze):
"In 1997, the Center for Public Integrity launched the International Consortium for Investigative Journalists focused on issues such as “cross-border crime, corruption, and the accountability of power”. When examining the funding of both the CPI and the ICIJ a common source of funding emerges. For example, the CPI is funded by a number of familiar names such as the Carnegie Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Democracy Fund. The Democracy Fund is an organization focused on “the leaders and solutions making American democracy more open and just.” The Democracy Fund’s main source of funding comes from eBay founder and former chairman Pierre Omidyar.
Meanwhile, Omidyar’s Omidyar Network is the source of funding for the ICIJ. The Omidyar Network is a so-called “social investment firm” founded by Pierre Omidyar in 2004. Through the Omidyar Network, Pierre Omidyar has been involved in funding First Look Media which publishes The Intercept, former home for the Edward Snowden archives. Omidyar and journalist Glenn Greenwald have been criticized for their closing of the Snowden archive. 
MintPress News noted Omidyar’s involvement with the ICIJ. “In 2017, the year after the Panama Papers were leaked, and the same year a similar document trove called the Paradise Papers was released, Omidyar ponied up $100 million to fund media groups like the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).” 
MPN also noted that the ICIJ’s Offshore Leaks Database reveals that Omidyar himself is named in the documents. “The billionaire had apparently directed finances from his Omidyar Network Fund LLC into an “Offgrid Electric Ltd” in Seychelles – an island that the ICIJ itself called ‘a haven for dirty money.'” 
This injection of cash into the ICIJ around the time of leaks which were potentially hazardous to Omidyar and his network of financial investments is curious to say the least. It is highly likely that financial activities involving Omidyar and his cohorts could have been revealed within the Panama Papers, Paradise Papers, or even the FinCEN leaks – had Omidyar not interfered. (To learn more about Omidyar and his efforts to shape and influence the digital landscape I highly recommend reading this 3 part investigation from MintPress News.) 
Even more disturbing, is Omidyar’s well known association with CIA-connected USAID. Through his connections to USAID and other private firms, Omidyar and his technocrat crowd do their part to engineer the social fabric of our lives. As MintPress News noted during their investigation into Omidyar, “Omidyar, along with a select group of fellow billionaires, is also performing a critical service by providing a private funding channel for cultural vehicles that advance the agenda of Western foreign policy.” 
Omidyar has also recently partnered with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Mastercard to bring a digital ID system to Africa, as well as India. Gates and Omidyar also partnered on Radiant Earth, a satellite system aimed at mapping the earth to help in disaster recovery.
The moral of the story here is that the FinCEN leaks are being directed by organizations funded by technocrat Pierre Omidyar. Of course, it is true that his funding of the ICIJ does not immediately mean the journalists involved did not produce worthwhile journalism. Nor does it automatically mean that the leaks are a limited hangout. However, Omidyar’s connection to the leaks (and his sordid past) should raise alarm bells and readers should approach with skepticism."
The Grayzone has been on fire recently: "Nicaraguan ‘political prisoner’ freed under US pressure later caught with explosives planning terrorist attack" (Norton).

"Cuban FM rejects statement by US secretary of state".

"‘Fundamental disrespect for Israel’ — AOC’s Rabin reversal roils supporters" (Weiss).  What's new is the over-the-top reaction.  The Khazars are usually well coached to keep such opinions to themselves, and get their way the next time.

'Freedom of speech' in Rothschildia:  "French Writer Hervé Ryssen Jailed for Criticizing Jews" (Durocher).

More Than Bibi's Laundromat

"Iran Oil Shipments Reach Year-Long High In September, Defying US Sanctions".

"Seth Rich: The Murder Washington Doesn't Want Solved" (Cashill).  All gummed up with law suits.

We're in the era of Empire-lackeys illegally granting universal application to American laws:  "Meng Wanzhou appears in court to argue U.S. misled Canada in extradition case" (Proctor). Gosztola.  "Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 18" and "Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 19" (Murray).  Even when they have a bad day, or a witness who gets beaten up by the usual thuggish cross-examination of the CIA, the defence is still scoring huge wins every day, and in a fair trial would have already won.  Unfortunately, this is a show trial.

One of Assange's biggest problems throughout, which has coast him dearly, is an inability to understand just how Evil Khazars are:  "Exclusive: Spanish judge seeks Sheldon Adelson security chief in Assange spying case" (Blumenthal).  The Spanish court is very woke, and the Assholian government, of course, runs interference for Sheldon.  It's hard to tell if the CIA is a branch office of Sheldon's casino security, or vice versa.

"Trump Confirms U.S. Is Israel’s “Protector”" (Giraldi).  The fact he hasn't paid taxes for quite a while is a hint that Trump really does need those shekels.  Assholia, More Than Bibi's Laundromat.

"Julian Assange: Press Shows Little Interest in Media ‘Trial of Century’" (MacLeod).

Ha!:  "EXCLUSIVE: UK government probing cyber-attack over Syria propaganda leaks" (Cobain).  'Russian hacking' is the lemonade the British intelligence/PR institutions are trying to make of the lemons that it was revealed they spent so much effort and money making lying, warmongering, anti-Syrian propaganda.

Macron barely got selected as Chief Rothschild Janissary for France, only with a lot of jiggery-pokery, but apparently he was also appointed Presidents of Lebanon and Belarus.

"Renewed Azerbaijan/Armenia conflict a new threat to Russia's delicate balancing act with key player Turkey" (Robinson).  "A new message resounds in the Arab world: Get Ankara" (Hearst) (solid reasoning here).  "Arab League’s Secretary-General says he is “sad” about intra-Palestinian reconciliation" (note the agreement was concluded in Istanbul)..

Tweet (Yasha Levine):
"The Intercept began as a progressive-journo-washing project for Pierre Omidyar, a rapacious tech oligarch. That's how it began, and it is still doing that job very well.
@MarkAmesExiled and I took massive amounts of shit for pointing that out."
Superb, succinct response by Moon:
"The Intercept began as a part of the NSA project to regain control over Snowden files. Omidyar was repaid over Cloud computing contracts. 
That was its only real purpose ever since."
Greenwald is a mad dog counter-attacking anyone who has the nerve to raise the smallest complaint against him, but I suspect he'll stay well away from this kind of too-close-to-home discussion.

"U.S. Temperature Rising: The Creaking Electoral Machinery May Crack" (Crooke).  The only thing I can say is that in every other case where the Democrats threaten to have a backbone, including this very judicial appointment (already!), they have folded up like a cheap suitcase.

The new hobby is getting a strong magnet and using it to pick up items off the floors of bodies of water.  How many murder weapons will they find?

Monday, September 28, 2020

Automatic tax filing

One line in the Canadian throne speech:  "Feds promise free, automatic tax returns — a change that could send benefits to thousands" (Tasker):
"The federal government says it will soon introduce a free, automatic tax filing system for simple returns — a policy change meant to provide government benefits to qualified people who don't collect them now because they skip filing their taxes.

The promise — a one-line commitment buried in the 6,783-word speech from the throne — could help hundreds of thousands of low- and fixed-income Canadians access benefits that are only paid to people who file tax returns.

By law, and in most cases, only people who owe taxes are required to file a return each year with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Many people — notably those on government assistance — don't expect to owe the federal government anything, so they seldom file.

Under the proposed changes, the CRA itself would draw up the paperwork for such simple returns each year — using data they already have on hand about individuals' income — to eliminate a bureaucratic burden that stands in the way of financial support.

Experts in tax policy have long said that the CRA already has enough personal information to automatically fill out tax returns for many infrequent filers. Much of the needed figures are electronically transmitted to the agency by employers and government agencies alike.

Thirty-six countries, including Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom, already permit return-free filing for some taxpayers.

On average, 12 per cent of working-age adults in Canada don't send in a return each year — a number that jumps to 15.9 per cent in Ontario, according to figures compiled by researchers at Carleton University.

As a result, many would-be recipients miss out on some federal programs like the Canada child benefit (CCB), the Canada workers benefit and the carbon tax rebate — money that could give a significant leg-up to low-income families.

Fewer than 3 per cent of homeless Canadians collect the GST/HST credit, according to research done by the Calgary Homeless Foundation.

Research from Prosper Canada, published in 2018, suggests as many as 40 per cent of eligible First Nations families aren't collecting the CCB — a monthly cheque paid to people with kids who fall below a certain income bracket. 
A 2017 CBC News report documented internal government concerns about the slow uptake of the CCB among First Nations, Métis and Inuit people."
Thread by Dr. J Robson. - "a conservative estimate of $1.7B in benefits unpaid due to non-filing".

The Assholian experience:  "Why filing taxes isn’t easy" (Bankman/Hemel/Ventry):
"Why would lawmakers want to stop the IRS from simplifying tax filing? Here’s a clue: H&R Block has spent $3.4 million lobbying the current Congress, and Intuit—the maker of TurboTax—has pitched in an additional $3.1 million. They and their employees also have contributed more than $500,000 this cycle to congressional candidates, political action committees, and parties. 
And tax politics make strange bedfellows. Fighting alongside H&R Block and Intuit are anti-tax activist groups like Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform. H&R Block and Intuit love taxes—that’s how they make their money. Grover Norquist wants to cut taxes wherever possible. But on this issue, their interests are aligned. H&R Block and Intuit want to make it difficult for you to file on your own. The anti-tax activists think that if taxpaying is too easy, voters will be less likely to resist the federal government’s growth. Both want to make it as painful as possible for you to do your taxes yourself."

Enormous personal risks

"New York Times Releases Sequel of Putin-the-Poisoner" (Harris).  The (((media))) plays a vital role in spreading the lies of the false flag.

GosztolaTweet (Courage Foundation):
"The New York Times reports on decades of Trump's tax records. 
"We are not making the records themselves public because we do not want to jeopardize our sources, who have taken enormous personal risks to help inform the public.""
'Enormous personal risks' is what Clintonistas take when they work for the IRS and illegally leak private tax records to the JYT, to be published for Biden talking points, which, goyim, is a totally different situation than that traitor Assange.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Suffering requirement

Leak or Russiagate intelligence operation?:  "The BuzzFeed Russiagate agenda" (Komisar).  Taibbi.

"Trump adviser falsely accuses Ocasio-Cortez of anti-Semitism" (Brown).  Seems to have backfired!

Hero to the Clintonistas, violent hypocritical racist supremacist, a true monster, in real life:  "Ruth Bader Ginsburg… If only she had supported equal rights for everyone" (Weir/Shihadah).

Tweets on Doordash by Cory Doctorow.

Politely setting up WWIII:  "On Russia, Joe Biden’s mouth is writing checks the US can’t afford to cash" (Ritter).

"New Ambassador Attracts the Usual Enemies: Doug Macgregor Feels the Wrath of the Jewish Lobby" (Giraldi):
"Macgregor sees no national security justification for the continued presence of U.S. troops in Syria and he has also argued that the United States has no compelling national interest to remain in Iraq. He believes that NATO is no longer useful and that the United States should not be defending a prosperous Europe from a Russia that poses no real threat, a view shared by many all across the political spectrum both in the U.S. and Europe.

Macgregor has also observed correctly that an expansionistic Turkey rather than Iran poses the real threat to stability in the Middle East and he doubts whether Iran wants to attack anyone. He has described political ex-General David Petraeus as a “useful fool” who serves as a mouthpiece for pro-war politicians and the media and has criticized the Clinton Administration’s intervention against Serbian forces during the Kosovo War in the 1990s to “put, essentially, a Muslim drug mafia in charge of that country. These people have never been our friends. They aren’t ever going to be our friends. They are incurably hostile. I’m talking about the Sunni Islamists.” He has likewise condemned the Obama overthrow of the Libyan government, turning a prosperous and stable nation into a terrorist haunted hellhole. 
Macgregor will be tasked with restoring the balance in the German-American relationship at a time when 12,000 U.S. troops will be withdrawn from the country. Trump did not inform the German Chancellor Angela Merkel in advance of the decision and there are reports that there were a number of nasty phone calls with Trump characteristically hurling insults and accusations. Macgregor will be tasked with fixing that even though he has made it clear that nearly all U.S. troops should be withdrawn from Germany because he believes that there is no risk that Russia will attack anyone beyond its current borders in Eastern Europe."
and (the (((problem)))):
"But the real issue that the critics have with Macgregor inevitably come down to the Israel/Jewish agenda, a hurdle that is also bedeviling the nomination of William Ruger, another antiwar critic of Middle Eastern foreign policy, who has been nominated as ambassador to Afghanistan. Per Boot “[Macgregor] even thinks that Germany has gone too far in making penance for Nazi crimes,” citing a 2018 comment by the colonel: “There’s sort of a sick mentality that says that generations after generations must atone for the sins of what happened in 13 years of German history and ignore the other 1,500 years of Germany. And Germany played a critical role in central Europe in terms of defending and preserving Western civilization.”

The ADL has expressed “deep concern” over the Macgregor appointment due to his “problematic remarks,” which it also describes as “highly troubling.” They have expressed their concern by way of a letter to Chairman Jim Risch and also to senior Democratic Party Ranking Member Bob Menendez of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. They accused Macgregor of having “downplay[ed] the importance of commemorating the Holocaust era, [and] exaggerating the views and influence of ‘people who call themselves neocons.’”

Of course, the neocons are fundamentally a Jewish movement that inter alia engages in the promotion of perpetual U.S. engagement in the Middle East on behalf of Israel. Ironically, while Macgregor is opposed to military intervention nearly everywhere, he is well-liked and even admired by the Israeli military officers and other officials that he met with on numerous visits to Israel both as an Army officer and since that time. He supports “defensible borders” for the Jewish state and has called the move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem “long overdue.”

But Macgregor’s actual credentials come up against the Jewish suffering requirement. ADL Chief Executive Jonathan Greenblatt argued that “We need an American ambassador in Berlin who will forcefully push back against antisemitism and the minimizing of the Holocaust, not somebody whose past statements indicate that he might encourage those hateful ideas.” The ADL letter also complained that Macgregor’s apparent views “…would also place him at odds with the overwhelming bipartisan consensus of Congress, as demonstrated by legislation passed in this Congressional session with the encouragement of ADL such as the Never Again Education Act as well as House and Senate resolutions that condemned antisemitic tropes about dual loyalty or Jewish power.”

It is indeed interesting how Jewish groups exercise their power freely and openly demonstrate dual loyalty when it suits them and then pretend that they are both powerless and loyal Americans when someone challenges them. ADL and other organizations like it are in the “what have they done for the Jews” business. Continuing to tighten the screws on Germany to make reparations for Israel and the diaspora a perpetual gift that keeps on giving is one of their key objectives. The Never Again Education Act is little more than a government subsidized program to make sure that American school children are fed an approved diet of propaganda about what happened in Europe between 1939 and 1945. It makes Jews perpetual victims that always have to be protected and given special dispensation by the powers that be. 
In this case, having an ambassador in Germany who just might not spend his time catering to Jewish interests by “forcefully push[ing] back against antisemitism and the minimizing of the holocaust” is something that must be nipped in the bud by ADL. That is too bad, as there are bilateral issues like trade and defense involving Germany and the U.S. that impact on all Americans and Douglas Macgregor would appear to be the right man to deal with them. But as is all too often the case in the United States, the loudest voices, like ADL, are generally the ones that Congress pays attention to."

Spiders for bloggers

What is it with Khazars and chickens?

Weiss ties to take another victory lap on his hobby-horse:  "AOC’s withdrawal from Rabin memorial is shocking blow to liberal Zionism".  This was just another Khazar attempt to normalize their mass murder and mass land theft.  AOC is saying she was tricked into attending on false pretenses, which is no doubt true - Khazars always roll with lies - but I would like to know what exactly provided her with enough backbone for the volte-face.  It is telling that the trick, a stunt celebration of a monster, easily flows from 'liberal Zionism'.

"Leaks show Chelsea owner Abramovich funded Israeli settler group" (Holmes).  Every.  Single.  Time.

Oh, Pierre, spiders?!:  "Ex-eBay workers to plead guilty to sending spiders to Massachusetts bloggers".

"Russia has key role to play in Iran issue" (Bhadrakumar).  Iran is never again going to consider doing any kind of 'deal' with the 'agreement-incapable' Assholes.

"Biden to Troops: Clap for That, You Stupid Bastard" (Sailer).  Battle of the Trump-like candidates, Trump being the world's greatest Trump impersonator, and Biden the second greatest.

We need Delacroix to paint this.  You have to love the juxtaposition of the ostentatious faux piety of the religious nuts, and the histrionics of the 'left'.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Treason insurance

As a university administrator you have but one job, amass the largest collection of shekels possible:  "It is unfortunate that a resolution before the group tonight was designed to force students who oppose efforts to divest from Israel to also vote against support for the Black Lives Matter movement."  Ha ha ha!  See tweet by d rose.

"Why the Middle East “peace agreements” will fail to achieve their purpose" (Mirzaei).  I have never seen a more obvious example of legitimacy-free regimes attempting to gain legitimacy by creating an imaginary enemy.  They can then turn around and make a big show of defending their people from the imaginary threat (while also hugely enriching themselves with the big kickbacks which they get from the arms they claim to need to buy, though in any real war with a Iran they would all be crushed like a bug in literally minutes).  These imaginary enemies are the Spirit of Empire:  "Enemies Lists on Display at the United Nations" (Giraldi).

"America Is Finished" (John Quincy Adams).

"Eurasian Geopolitics: US’ Hybrid War on Russian Energy Targets Germany, Belarus, and Bulgaria" (Korybko).

"Leaked docs expose massive Syria propaganda operation waged by Western govt contractors and media" (Norton).  "Hack Reveals UK’s Propaganda Campaign to Drive Syrian Regime Change" (Ross).  We are supposed to assume that all these 'popular uprisings' are organic, coming from the grassroots, but they all are the product of expensive western PR campaigns, often these days run out of Britain, and employing 'journalists' as tools of deception. 

This PR assault applies to domestic Assholian politics as well, with Ginsburg's adulation a product of the usual Khazar self-promotion industry, in this case in support of a remarkably mediocre judge.  "The Fear Surrounding the Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is Unhealthy" (Studebaker).

Privacy yoinking is great capitalism, as a guy like Bezos can reach into your wallet and take money from you that you know you now lack, and miss, but he can simultaneously steal your privacy and you probably don't even know:  "What Does Privacy Really Mean Under Surveillance Capitalism?" (Véliz).

I didn't know you could buy insurance in case you are caught committing treason.  "New Documents Further Unveil Obama's Anti-Trump Campaign" (Moon).  "“Get Trump” was the Dominant Theme of Special Counsel Mueller’s Crossfire Hurricane “All-Star Team”" (Shipwreckedcrew).  "Bombshell–FBI Special Agent Barnett Blows the lid Off of the Coup Against Trump by Larry C Johnson."

Bad faith actor

"US: UAE will not get F-35 jets for up to 7 years, despite Israel peace deal".  "Trump Admin Tells Sudan: Normalize Ties With Israel Or Else Stay On Terrorism List" (Durden).  "Are You Feeling Safer? ‘War of the Worlds’ Pits U.S. and Israel Against Everyone Else" (Giraldi):
"Last week an important vote in the United Nations General Assembly went heavily against the United States. It was regarding a non-binding resolution that sought to suspend all economic sanctions worldwide while the coronavirus cases continue to increase. It called for “intensified international cooperation and solidarity to contain, mitigate and overcome the pandemic and its consequences.” It was a humanitarian gesture to help overwhelmed governments and health care systems cope with the pandemic by having a free hand to import food and medicines.

The final tally was 169 to 2, with only Israel and the United States voting against. Both governments apparently viewed the U.N. resolution as problematical because they fully support the unilateral economic warfare that they have been waging to bring about regime change in countries like Iran, Syria and Venezuela. Sanctions imposed on those countries are designed to punish the people more than the governments in the expectation that there will be an uprising to bring about regime change. This, of course, has never actually happened as a consequence of sanctions and all that is really delivered is suffering. When they cast their ballots, some delegates at the U.N. might even have been recalling former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s claim that the death of 500,000 Iraqi children due to U.S. imposed sanctions had been “worth it.” 
Clearly, a huge majority of the world’s governments, to include the closest U.S. allies, no longer buy the American big lie when it claims to be the leader of the free world, a promoter of liberal democracy and a force for good. The vote prompted one observer, John Whitbeck, a former international lawyer based in Paris, to comment how “On almost every significant issue facing mankind and the planet, it is Israel and the United States against mankind and the planet.”"
Completely damning account of the vile Guardian: "The Guardian’s deceit-riddled new statement betrays both Julian Assange and journalism" (Cook).

"AOC withdraws from Yitzhak Rabin commemoration after criticism".

"The World Has Gone Absolutely Insane!" (The Saker).  On point comment by vot tak:
"“What is especially amazing to me is that these EU imbeciles apparently don’t care that without North Stream 2 they will have to purchase US gas, at much higher prices, which will make the EU economy less effective than the US one.”
Shutting down NS2 is not to force europe to buy american gas. Besides the cost increase, there is not the infrastructure needed to handle the importation of such large amounts lpg. Besides that, the current american gas and oil surplus will not last long and is already in decline. By the time such infrastructure could be built in europe to handle the shipping of american gas, there wont be any american surplus gas to ship.
NS2 is to allow europe to bypass the ukraine freakshow when purchasing Russian gas. If zionazia successfully blocks NS2, the situation in the short term will remain as it is right now, with much of european access to Russian gas being controlled by zionazia through their ukraine colony.
The long term zionazi plan consists of several convergent strategies. The eastern Mediterranean is full of oil and gas resources and the israelis plan to take control of these. This is part of their overall “greater” israel strategy. Once they do, they plan to make europe reliant on these east Med. resources.
The zionazi control of europe’s access to Russian oil and gas, through ukraine, is part of the zpc/nwo strategy of controlling Russia through controlling the Russian access to those who want to purchase their resources. When the planned israeli controlled east Med. resource base gets going, zionazia will replace european Russian energy imports with their own. This is one reason why they want to maintain their stranglehold on european access to Russian resources.
As saker mentioned, much of european industry depends on cheap Russian energy imports. The zionazis can’t simply shut this access down over night. The euros might rebel and seek some independence within the zpc/nwo hierarchy. Equally important, zionazia is intimately intertwined within the european capitalists and kneecapping them with much higher energy costs would see a huge decline in their profitability. The idea is to wean europe off of Russian connections and bottle Russia, not destroy europe economically."

Friday, September 25, 2020

The orphan-crushing machine

Tweet (Anosognosiogenesis):
"Every heartwarming human interest story in america is like "he raised $20,000 to keep 200 orphans from being crushed in the orphan-crushing machine" and then never asks why an orphan-crushing machine exists or why you'd need to pay to prevent it from being used."
"Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 16" (Murray):
"The plan of the US Government throughout has been to limit the information available to the public and limit the effective access to a wider public of what information is available. Thus we have seen the extreme restrictions on both physical and video access. A complicit mainstream media has ensured those of us who know what is happening are very few in the wider population.
Even my blog has never been so systematically subject to shadowbanning from Twitter and Facebook as now. Normally about 50% of my blog readers arrive from Twitter and 40% from Facebook. During the trial it has been 3% from Twitter and 9% from Facebook. That is a fall from 90% to 12%. In the February hearings Facebook and Twitter were between them sending me over 200,000 readers a day. Now they are between them sending me 3,000 readers a day. To be plain that is very much less than my normal daily traffic from them just in ordinary times. It is the insidious nature of this censorship that is especially sinister – people believe they have successfully shared my articles on Twitter and Facebook, while those corporations hide from them that in fact it went into nobody’s timeline. My own family have not been getting their notifications of my posts on either platform."
and (!):
"I should say more about Lewis, who is a strange character. Privately very affable, he adopts a tasteless and impolite aggression in cross-examination that looks very unusual indeed. He adopts peculiar postures. After asking aggressive questions, he strikes poses of theatrical pugilism. For example he puts arms akimbo, thrusts out his chin, and bounces himself up on his feet to the extent that his heels actually leave the floor, while looking round at the courtroom in apparent triumph, his gaze pausing to fix that of the judge occasionally. These gestures almost always involve throwing back one or both front panels of his jacket.

I think this is some kind of unconscious alpha male signalling in progress, and all these psychiatrists around might link it to his lack of height. It is display behaviour but not really very successful. Lewis has grown a full set during lockdown and he appears strikingly like a chorus matelot in a small town production of HMS Pinafore."
"FINAL REPORT: ASSANGE HEARING DAY THIRTEEN–Prosecution Witness Tries to Play Judge; Leaves Out Reason Why Assange Was Sent to Belmarsh Medical Ward" (Lauria).

"Assange lawyers expose politically biased medical evidence" (Scripps/Tiernan).

Gosztola day 14.

"The Chickens Have Come Home to Roost" (Karganovic):  "Since justices with professional integrity are a thing of the past . . ."

"Diversity for Thee But Not for We at the New York Times" (Sailer).

Two tweets on AOC officially taking the shekels and becoming a real Assholian politician..

"The Next Bob Woodward Could Be Muzzled by the Assange Verdict" (Timm).  Amongst the many differences between Woodward and Assange are 1) Assange is literate, and 2) Assange doesn't work for the CIA.

Pictures of Durham always make it look like he's sucking on a lemon:  "John Durham Investigating FBI Handling Of Clinton Foundation Pay-To-Play Allegations" (Durden/Carter).  "FBI Agent Who Uncovered Weiner Laptop with Hillary’s Emails says FBI Leadership Told Him to Erase All of His Findings" (Hoft).  Tweet (Charles):
"BREAKING: Fusion GPS, funded by the DNC & Clinton campaign, was colluding (primary sub-source) w/ a suspected Russian agent to overthrow the victor of the 2016 election. Durham brought info to Barr. US Atty Durham's criminal investigation is ongoing. See: https://judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/AG%20Letter%20to%20Chairman%20Graham%209.24.2020.pdf"
"Secret Report Exposes CIA's Brennan Overruled Dissenting Analysts Who Concluded Russia Favored Hillary" (Sperry).

"Meet Norm Eisen: Legal Hatchet Man and Central Operative in the “Color Revolution” Against President Trump"

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Esoteric writing

Esoteric writing:  "Harvey’s Homies: The Weinstein Scandal as Paradigm of Collectivist Jewish Predation on Atomized Gentiles" (Langdon):
"Like Woltz in The Godfather, Weinstein was a Jewish wolf preying on shiksa starlets. When the hounds of goyish law were on his trail, Weinstein called on the help of Jewish foxes at an Israeli spy-agency called Black Cube. And it was the former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak who brought Weinstein and Black Cube together. (p. 12)
And here’s what one Black Cube agent says to another agent of his highly unethical work for Weinstein: “To me, this is like doing a mitzvah. I’m doing something good for Israel.” (pp. 331-2) In that context, a mitzvah means “a divinely approved deed for a fellow Jew or to serve Jewish interests.” And presumably the Guardian journalist Seth Freedman, also working for Black Cube and Weinstein, thought he was performing a mitzvah and doing good for Israel. Freedman had been a “London stockbroker, then moved to Israel and served in the Israel Defence Forces – IDF – for fifteen months in the 2000s.” (p. 310) Then he began working for the fiercely feminist and anti-rape Guardian. This didn’t stop Freedman spying on female victims of the Jewish rapist Harvey Weinstein and trying to help Weinstein evade justice.h
The feminist credentials of the Jewish lawyer Lisa Bloom didn’t stop her working for Weinstein either. Ronan Farrow had trusted Bloom and “expressed astonishment” that she had betrayed his confidences to Weinstein’s “people.” Bloom replied: “I am his people.” (p. 237) The reply can be read in two ways, of course. Bloom was one of Weinstein’s employees, but she was also one of Weinstein’s  ethnic group. Bloom might not have consciously meant to convey both meanings, but Farrow’s reporting of her words fits a pattern of “metaphor, irony, and insinuation” in his book."
One of the most convincing endorsements of Trump I've seen: "Joe Biden endorsed, Trump excoriated by nearly 500 retired top military, national security officials" (Vanden Brook).

"The End Of The 'Rules Based International Order'" (Moon).  An order constructed by, and for the benefit of, the Empire, and now chucked out as the Empire implodes.

Gosztola, day 13.  In the complete absence of the (((media))), he's also compiled a list of sources.

"Sarkozy loses legal challenge over claims he accepted Libyan cash".

Suspended

Betrayal

"Will Michele Flournoy Be the Angel of Death for the American Empire?" (Benjamin/Davies).  Yes.  It is not even a slight exaggeration to say she is stark raving mad.

Trust the new TDS-afflicted CounterPunch to find a clever but convoluted and backasswards way to dis Cohen:  "The Tragedy of Stephen F. Cohen and the Bolshevik Revolution" (Stewart).

"The American deep state revives its tired allegations of Russian interference in November’s presidential elections" (Ritter).

"Freedom Rider: The Democrats’ supreme failure" (Kimberley).

"Hunter Biden received $3.5M wire transfer from Russian billionaire: Senate report" (Jacobs).  "Betrayal. Infuriating, Betrayal" (Whitney).  Tweet (Henry Rogers):
"Wtf... Parked Uhaul packed with supplies and signs for the rioters."
Peaceful:  "Innocent Until Proven Trump Supporter" (Coulter).  His cause of death appears to be tranny bathrooms, or lack thereof.

"Nations Should Begin Removing Facebook, Twitter, and Google from Their Information Space" (Cartalucci).

"YouTube, Zoom and Facebook censor Leila Khaled for Israel" (Barrows-Friedman).  Censorship For/By The Jews.  Also, Gloating By The Jews.

"US Tells Kenya to Publicly Support Israel or Forget Free Trade Deal" (Mutambo).

"Does Canadian Left Icon Stephen Lewis want Palestine to Disappear?" (Engler).  Yes.  He's Khazar.  QED.  We're in desperate need of 'icons' who aren't murderous thieves.

"Jewish Settler Chief: ‘Palestinians have no right to a state, Bible says Israel for the Jews’".

"Netanyahus said to bring suitcases of laundry from Israel to wash at White House".

"Exiled Saudi dissidents launch opposition party".

"Four Winds, 1,000 Pieces" (Littlefair).  International law against organized crime, versus the CIA.

"Today's Blind Items - That Is A Big Payday" (CDaN).  The road to mandatory chipping.

Tweet (Richard M. Nixon):
"Do you ever think about death?"

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

TIP

TIP:  "And Then What? – We Daren’t Not Look Into the Abyss" (Crooke).  The Manicheanism is standard Assholian politics (the same kinds of things said about Trump were said about Nixon), perhaps exacerbated by Trump, but the pre-coup planning by the Democrats is new.

"Sinophobia, Lies and Hybrid War" (Escobar).  In the last 48 hours, Assholia has been even more aggressive than usual in moving against, or threatening, the enemies the Khazars have chosen for it.

"Clashed Visions at the 2020 UN General Assembly: The Speeches of Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping" (Korybko).  "Venezuela Denounces New Aggressions from the US".

Bad faith actor

Tweet (John Pilger):
"Today, at the Julian #Assange trial, the prosecutor James Lewis (ex SAS) stooped low. In denigrating the expert evidence of Professor Michael Kopelman, he suggested Julian was exaggerating a suicidal despair should Lewis, America's man, succeed in getting him to Trump's hell."
"US Prosecution Accuses Assange of Exaggerating Symptoms of Depression" (Gosztola).

"The US Is Using the Guardian to Justify Jailing Assange for Life. Why Is the Paper So Silent?" (Cook) (with lots of embarrassing tweets from 'journalists'):
"The corporate media’s indifference to Assange’s trial hints at the fact that it is actually doing very little of the sort of journalism that threatens corporate and state interests and that challenges real power. It won’t suffer Assange’s fate because, as we shall see, it doesn’t attempt to do the kind of journalism Assange and his Wikileaks organisation specialise in. 
The indifference suggests rather starkly that the primary role of the corporate media – aside from its roles in selling us advertising and keeping us pacified through entertainment and consumerism – is to serve as an arena in which rival centres of power within the establishment fight for their narrow interests, settling scores with each other, reinforcing narratives that benefit them, and spreading disinformation against their competitors. On this battlefield, the public are mostly spectators, with our interests only marginally affected by the outcome."
and:
"The undeclared role of the corporate media, dependent on corporate owners and corporate advertising, is to serve as gatekeeper, deciding which truths should be revealed in the “public interest”, and which whistleblowers will be allowed to disseminate which secrets in their possession. The Wikileaks model threatened to expose that gatekeeping role, and make clearer that the criterion used by corporate media for publication was less “public interest” than “corporate interest”."
and:
"So how to explain the Guardian’s silence?
The book by Leigh and Harding, WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy, made a lot of money for the Guardian and its authors by hurriedly cashing in on the early notoriety around Assange and Wikileaks. But the problem today is that the Guardian has precisely no interest in drawing attention to the book outside the confines of a repressive courtroom. Indeed, were the book to be subjected to any serious scrutiny, it might now look like an embarrassing, journalistic fraud.
The two authors used the book not only to vent their personal animosity towards Assange – in part because he refused to let them write his official biography – but also to divulge a complex password entrusted to Leigh by Assange that provided access to an online cache of encrypted documents. That egregious mistake by the Guardian opened the door for every security service in the world to break into the file, as well as other files once they could crack Assange’s sophisticated formula for devising passwords.
Much of the furore about Assange’s supposed failure to protect names in the leaked documents published by Assange – now at the heart of the extradition case – stems from Leigh’s much-obscured role in sabotaging Wikileaks’ work. Assange was forced into a damage limitation operation because of Leigh’s incompetence, forcing him to hurriedly publish files so that anyone worried they had been named in the documents could know before hostile security services identified them."
In case you were wondering if ((())) are involved:  "Explosive Evidence from Trump Insider: Assange Dragged from Embassy “on the Orders of the President”" (Tiernan/Scripps) (on Schwartz):
"Fairbanks’ testimony provides insight into the criminal underworld surrounding the White House. After Trump fires National Security Adviser John Bolton and Grenell’s name is floated as a replacement, Fairbanks tweets about his involvement in Assange’s arrest, which elicits a “frantic” call from Schwartz.
“He was ranting and raving that he could go to jail and that I was tweeting ‘classified information’… Schwartz informed me that in coordinating for Assange to be removed from the embassy, Grenell had done so on ‘direct orders from the president’” and that “other persons who Schwartz said might also be affected included individuals who he described as ‘lifelong friends’.” 
These individuals included Grenell and Las Vegas Sands boss and long-time Trump ally Sheldon Adelson."
Gosztola day 12.

Max Blumenthal tweets on the conflict of interest of 'journalists' who thus show an extreme disinterest in the CIA spying on Assange.

"“Justice” Department Fighting to Hide Records of FBI’s Protection of Epstein" (Daily Stormer).

"After protest, Zoom will not host S.F. State event featuring Leila Khaled" (Greschler).  That's (((protest))).  Essentially, more Khancel Khulture.  The Lawfare mob is making it explicit:
"“[A]ll communications platforms have been put on notice: block terrorism and cancel anti-Semitism, or you will be canceled,” read a statement from the Lawfare Project, a New York-based legal fund that helped organize the protest. “Today, we see the power of minority communities standing together.” 
The main organizer, End Jew Hatred, which describes itself as “a grassroots movement centering on Jewish liberation,” brought together a number of national Jewish groups for support, including the Lawfare Project, San Diego-based antisemitism educational nonprofit Shield of David and the network of pro-Israel youth groups Club Z."

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Andre Vltchek, RIP

"Turkey probes death of American journalist Andre Vltchek".  "US journalist Andre Vltchek dies suspiciously in İstanbul".

He wrote very negatively about a lot of places, so there are many potential suspects.

The weird times

"Extrajudicial Executions Portrayed as “An Instrument of Peace”. Trump Wanted to “Take Out” Syria’s President Assad…" (Chossudovsky).  The weird times are those few years in which the extrajudicial execution of the President of Syria isn't being plotted.

"Neoliberal Death Knell for Indian Agriculture" (Todhunter):
"Both ongoing and proposed ‘reforms’ are ultimately about ‘liberalising’ agriculture to further ease the entrance of foreign agribusiness interests and serve the needs of India’s home-grown billionaires. The Modi government is predictably facilitating what could eventually lead to a trillion-dollar (value of the Indian economy according to Modi’s former associates at APCO Worldwide) corporate hijack of India three steps closer with the ‘ordinances’.

By bringing the full force of liberalisation to the farm economy and in the process fundamentally restructuring Indian society (around 60% of the population still rely on agriculture for their livelihoods), any remnants of economic sovereignty and sovereign state status will be hollowed out and India will become a fully incorporated subsidiary of global capitalism and its fundamentally flawed and exploitative food regime.

Of course, many millions have already been displaced from the Indian countryside and have had to seek work in the cities. And if the coronavirus lockdown has indicated anything, it is that many of these ‘migrant workers’ have failed to gain a secure foothold and were compelled to return ‘home’ to their villages. Their lives are defined by low pay, insecurity and callous treatment by the government. 
It raises the question: what does the future hold for the hundreds of millions of others who will be victims of the dispossessive policies of neoliberal capitalism?"
Some blowback: "Treating American Empire" (Shade).

"Millennials and the Holocaust" (Atzmon):
"The Forward reports that two-thirds of young Americans didn’t know how many died in the Holocaust. For some peculiar reason it is very important to most Jewish institutions that everyone parrots the ‘six figure.’ This is peculiar, as the notion of a genocide is within the realm of the categorical rather than the numerical. But if these institutions insist upon reducing the holocaust into a materialist quantified figure I am inclined to ask how many Jews know the exact number of Ukranians who were starved to death in the Holodomor? How many Jews have even heard of the Holodomor? Which Jews know about Stalin’s Jews as Israeli leading columnist Sever Phlocker identifies them. Do contemporary Jews know about the impact of the Yiddish Speaking Spanish International Brigade on Catholic Spain in 1936? How many Iraqis died in the Neocon ‘war against terror’? I ask because Haaretz Writer Ari Shavit wrote in 2003 that “the war in Iraq was conceived by 25 neoconservative intellectuals, most of them Jewish.” If Jewish institutions want everyone else to understand the holocaust in numerical terms, maybe it would be reasonable to expect Jews to know the numbers of colossal crimes against humanity perpetrated largely or partially by Jews.
The Forward is upset by the fact that nearly half of millennial Goyim couldn’t name a single death camp. In return I ask how many Jewish millennials know about Deir Yassin or can name a single Zionist massacre in Palestine in 1948 or before? How many Jewish millennials know about the Sabra and Shatila massacre? Or the Kefar Qana Massacre? What do they know about the malnutrition in Gaza caused directly by years of blockade imposed by the Jewish State?"
This is pretty grim, as Biden either won't, or can't, take any of the steps:  "If Biden Loses, This Will be Why" (Rall).  The comments - and Unz comments are 99% Republican - don't care for this analysis at all.

Are Google employees retarded?  It is a serious question.  "Google, nobody asked for a new Blogger interface" (ClassicHasClass). 

Time management

"Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 14" (Murray):
"I am very concerned about the obvious collusion of the prosecution and the judge to close this case down. The extraordinary conflation of “time management” and excluding evidence which the US Government does not want heard in public is plainly illegitimate. The continual chivvying and interruption of defence counsel in examination when prosecution counsel are allowed endless repetition amounting to harassment and bullying is illegitimate. Some extraordinarily long prosecution cross-examinations, such as that of Carey Shenkman the lawyer, have every appearance of deliberate time wasting and distraction.
Tuesday’s witness is Professor Michael Kopelman, the eminent psychiatrist, and the prosecution have indicated they wish to cross-examine him for an extraordinary four hours, which Baraitser agreed against defence objections. Her obsession with time management is distinctly subjective."
Day 11, Consortium News and Gosztola.

Tweet (Glenn Greenwald):
"Some US journalists are drowning in such extreme jingoism & American exceptionalism that they believe non-US-citizens can be “traitors” to the US — as though every human being on the planet owes supreme moral and legal loyalty to the US Government."
"How do Democrats and Republicans Differ on Palestine and Israel? " (Baroud).  Not a shekel's-width of distance between them.

"Xi: No nation should act like boss of the world" (Baijie).  'Win-win', instead of the Asshole 'begger thy neighbor' strategy, is why China is destined to succeed, while Assholia, fittingly, circles the bowl.

"Silence reigns on the US-backed coup against Evo Morales in Bolivia" (Weisbrot).  Every failed regime change is an orphan which nobody wants to admit to.

"The U.S. Needs To Abandon Its Dead-End Venezuela Policy" (Larison).  Although this seems to be accepting of the concept and righteousness of Assholian regime change, just quibbling about the tactics.

"Gangster capitalism and the American theft of Chinese innovation" (Crichton):
"So what are we left with here in the U.S. and increasingly Europe? A narrow-minded policy of blocking external tech innovation to ensure that our sclerotic and entrenched incumbents don’t have to compete with the best in the world. If that isn’t a recipe for economic disaster, I don’t know what is."

Monday, September 21, 2020

Integrity and impartiality

How to write a screenplay:  "The War on Populism: the Final Act" (Hopkins).

You'd think imprisoning somebody for life for journalism would be of interest to journalists, but the Clintonistas think Assange is the devil and want him punished regardless of consequences, and 99.9999999% of Assholian 'journalists' have no worries that they would ever uncover anything that would garner government attention:  "Glenn Greenwald Shocks With Explanation On Why Mainstream Media Is Ignoring Assange Trial" (Durden).

"Canadian Judicial Council urged to investigate judge accused of blocking senior U of T appointment" (Fine).  The Canadian Tax Court doesn't look to be a hotbed of blood-pouring-from-the-fangers (I'm guessing Khazar tax lawyers don't want to give up the big bucks to serve somebody else's country), but there must be one.
"Leslie Green, a law professor at Queen’s University, wrote a letter of complaint to the judicial council on Thursday. He said it is irrelevant whether external influence caused the school to change course. What matters, he said in his letter to the council, is whether a judge attempted to influence a university appointment. It would be “very troubling,” he said, if the attempted influence were related to Dr. Azarova’s research on Israeli occupation.

“It would put the integrity and impartiality of the Court in jeopardy,” he wrote. “Any party or lawyer before it who is Palestinian, Arab, or Muslim could reasonably fear bias.” 
The judicial council told The Globe it cannot undertake an investigation into a complaint unless it has the name of the judge in question. Prof. Green did not name the Tax Court judge, but said in an e-mail to The Globe and Mail that it would astonish him if the CJC felt it had no obligation to investigate allegations that impugn the integrity of a judge, when the court has been named."
I'm afraid there is nothing astonishing about the depths of Khazar Evil and privilege.

David E. Spiro (just saying, it might be somebody else).

American capitalism drifts firmly into the protection racket:  "TikTok, Sing a Song of Sixpence, A pocket Full of Rye, Four and Twenty Blackbirds Baked in an American Pie" (Bhadrakumar).

Utterly ignored

The Young Turks/Jacobin circle are monsters.  But you knew that.

Ha ha ha!  "Pro-Women’s Rights Supreme Court Judge Ruth Ginsburg Utterly Ignored Palestinian Genocide" (Polya).  Sailer is gleefully pointing out that, for a hero of the 'Resistance', she had some definite group supremacist ideas about Shvartzers:  "Conquest's First Law And RBG: "Everyone Is Conservative About What He Knows Best"" and "Just How Black Was RBG's One Black Clerk?".

"‘Green’ billionaires behind professional activist network that led suppression of ‘Planet of the Humans’ documentary" (Blumenthal).  Everything is a 'play' these days, some kind of arbitrage opportunity, and much of the 'green' stuff is a combo of free government cheese, and an attempt to offload environmental issues from the West to places like China which have to bear the environmental burden of manufacturing the 'green' equipment.  Then there is the usual cluster of liberal grifters hanging on to whatever the PR program of the moment is today.  Also:  tweet (Ben Norton):
"An important part of @MaxBlumenthal's deep investigation into how billionaires and US intelligence-linked foundations have co-opted the environmentalist movement is his damning section on Naomi Klein, which needs to get more attention (thread below)"
Gosztola tweets. "LIVE UPDATES: ASSANGE HEARING DAY TEN—Court Is in Session".  It's Cryptome!  Murray on the previous day.  I don't think it is possible to 'get through' to this 'judge' - she's upset as her inevitable verdict will make her look even worse if some of the defence testimony lands.

Tweet (Ali AlAhmed) (and right after he passes on President Jared's 'peace' deal!):
"Breaking: I am receiving reports that #Saudi @KingSalman is in critical condition. The 85 year old despot was a life-long smoker, Parliament & red Marlboro cigarettes & consumer of P&G whisky among other things. He remains at his palace. I am waiting 4 more info as of his death"

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Hiding due to illness

"Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg’s Death and Trump’s Emerging “Legal” Coup d’Etat. Unprecedented Political Crisis." (Rasmus).  Rasmus is one of the best writers out there, but this is complete nonsense.  The Republicans doing what they are constitutionally permitted to do is not a 'coup'.  On the other hand, Democrats are musing out loud about shutting the country down if the votes don't go their way.  That's a 'coup'.  The whole system is set up to be a disaster - a fixed day on which the issue is supposed to be decided,  with centuries of expectations and understandings, with a mail voting system added on which has been set up so the votes by mail can't possibly be counted on time, and a big expected discrepancy between the results of in-person voting and mail-in voting.  This is asking for trouble.  A court of any stripe might very well consider the instability caused by the uncertainty of piles of votes sitting around, uncounted.

I'm still quite taken with the growing parallels between the Clinton and Biden campaigns.  Both candidates ended up as nominees solely because it was their 'turn', but both suffer from debilitating health problems, Clinton with her neurology, and Biden with late-state Alzheimer's (no arguing, it's obvious, and what more appropriate President of Assholia than someone whose brain doesn't work!).  Both with seemingly huge, insurmountable leads over Trump - Biden's lead disturbingly less strong, particularly as Trump can probably be credited with at least 100,000 excess Asssholian deaths, and the consequent complete economic collapse, which you would think might count for something.  The big leads allow Biden and Clinton to fail to properly campaign.  In each case, the lack of campaigning is required by the illness (the main concern of campaign strategists is to hide the illness from voters), but the candidates fall back on the excuse they are going to win easily anyway.  The problems are grounded in the inability of the Democrats to pick a viable, functioning, candidate.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Drama

"Supreme Court Fight Exposes Bipartisan Hypocrisy" (Moon).  "Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death" (Welsh).  A bit unfair to Ginsberg, who is often described as 'selfish' for not standing down when a Democrat could appoint her replacement.  Remember 'demographics'?  At the time Barry summoned her, the Dems were working on the assumption that there would never be a Republican President, ever again.  As far as Ginsberg was concerned, she had lots of time, as President Clinton or some other Democrat would be picking her replacement.  Everybody knew Barry, being Barry, would pick a horrible centrist, and why settle for that when you can get somebody more to the left?  Her decision to stay was rational, based on the horribly flawed assumptions all Democrats were making (and still make).

Did you know Canada has 'conservative; and 'liberal' Supreme Court judges too, and somehow they get appointed with almost no drama?