Friday, March 05, 2021

Crises manufacture scarcity

"Bill Clinton ‘Bagman’ Doug Band Provides Evidence To Feds Investigating Ties To Epstein ‘Madam’ Ghislaine Maxwell"  (Spargo):

"Band has claimed that he spent years begging the Clintons to cut ties with Maxwell after Epstein’s arrest, but to no avail. He also has no issue cozying up to Maxwell at a party on Valentine’s Day 2007 in New York.

Hillary and Bill’s daughter, Chelsea, in particular, grew close to Maxwell, with Band noting: “Ghislaine had access to yachts and nice homes. Chelsea needed that.”"
Much as I despise Chelsea, I'd wager it was less her need of yachts and nice homes, and more Bill's desire for young girls.

Threads (one two three) by Doctora Malka Older on the heroic engineering efforts at Fukushima Daiichi, led by Masao Yoshida.  The seat-of-his-pants rapid decisions and improvisation, and the heroic refusal to obey bad orders from his superiors, saved half the country from ruin.

"From the Murder of Berta Cáceres to Dam Disaster in Uttarakhand" (Fitz).  Dams.

"Xi declares 'complete victory' in eradicating absolute poverty in China".  You know, if the Assholes had goals like this it might keep them out of trouble, and trouble is all they do now.

Trouble:  "Failing Upward: Pentagon’s more and more Expensive Boondoggles (that don’t even work)" (Astore).

"Israel is hiding the truth about the killing of Ahmad Erekat (Cook).  "The Extrajudicial Execution of Ahmad Erekat" (Forensic Architecture).

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