THE SUNDAY ESSAY: How UK media censorship is dictating the Second Referendum’s outcome

Spot on John,
The Sweep of events at the beginning is key to seeing the Emergent realities of Brexit of part of an overriding process. The revelations of EU Military unification are blood curdling one wonder what https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Walker_(British_Army_officer)
General Sir Walter Walker would have made of it all. ( He worried about Harold Wilson and so forth, the enemy within is somewhat more familiar to his Class rather like Kim Philby or SIr Anthony Blunt.)
COG and Gladio, Daniel Ganser bears reading.

David Malones Documentary Icon Earth Made in 1995 is an early warning on Neo Liberalism, Its one of his personal favourites and heavily memory holed.
David was dragged over the coals by the Big Cheeses at the Beeb at the time and narrowly avoided the sack for making it.

Its watchable in this embedded Tweet.

https://twitter.com/PMotels/status/1086944186165796864

It never survives You Tube copyright strikes and heavy flack from the beebs suits every time I have tried, this russian streaming site is where the twitter link goes to.
https://rutube.ru/video/87c7df1a3547175ef6f46d712c01a142/
I am putting it up on the Dtube site and have a Blog on Steemit, you should try it there John
it is literally uncensorable but obviously old web NSA browsers mean searchability is not there, but thats the big news ( sarcasm) shadow banning is very severe and has been cranked up like a spanish inquisitors thumb screws to unbearable levels since the fake news fuss.
https://steemit.com/dumberanddouma/@tonefreqhz/inconvieient-truths-is-msm-all-in-with-the-lies-on-everything

The Slog.

mesmile If one looks back over the last fifteen years (which, having started blogging in 2004, I’ve been doing of late) it doesn’t take that long to enumerate what The Slog – and its predecessor nby – have been about. I have an awful feeling today that Brexit might yet be killed by censorship. For me, that would make every one of those years a pointless exercise.

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The key editorial elements of this blog have been:

  • At the End of the Day (2005 –
  • Iraq Inquiry and Blair v Brown (2005-7)
  • The Coming Crash I (2006-9)
  • Barack Obama – “Where’s the beef?” (2008-16)
  • Gordon Brown’s mental and visual health (2009)
  • The 2010 UK General Election & Coalition formation
  • Crisis in the eurozone (2011 –
  • The Paedo File (2011-15)
  • The Hackgate scandal (2011-15)
  • The Arab Spring (2011 –
  • The SPA ‘Waspi Women’ pensions heist (2013 –
  •  Crash2 (2014 –
  • The…

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Icon Earth, Neo Liberalism Warning Film from 1995

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Horizon – Icon Earth https://t.co/p0ZYKRuJPB

— RogerGLewis (@PMotels) January 20, 2019


https://emb.d.tube/#!/tonefreqhz/siz03mvr
Uploading this from RogerC who is having something of a duel with the WordPress Little Helpers today:

Spot on John,
The Sweep of events at the beginning is key to seeing the Emergent realities of Brexit of part of an overriding process. The revelations of EU Military unification are blood curdling one wonder what https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Walker_(British_Army_officer)
General Sir Walter Walker would have made of it all. ( He worried about Harold Wilson and so forth, the enemy within is somewhat more familiar to his Class rather like Kim Philby or SIr Anthony Blunt.)
COG and Gladio, Daniel Ganser bears reading.

David Malones Documentary Icon Earth Made in 1995 is an early warning on Neo Liberalism, Its one of his personal favourites and heavily memory holed.
David was dragged over the coals by the Big Cheeses at the Beeb at the time and narrowly avoided the sack for making it.

Its watchable in this embedded Tweet.

It never survives You Tube copyright strikes and heavy flack from the beebs suits every time I have tried, this russian streaming site is where the twitter link goes to.
https://rutube.ru/video/87c7df1a3547175ef6f46d712c01a142/
I am putting it up on the Dtube site and have a Blog on Steemit, you should try it there John
it is literally uncensorable but obviously old web NSA browsers mean searchability is not there, but thats the big news ( sarcasm) shadow banning is very severe and has been cranked up like a spanish inquisitors thumb screws to unbearable levels since the fake news fuss.
https://steemit.com/dumberanddouma/@tonefreqhz/inconvieient-truths-is-msm-all-in-with-the-lies-on-everything

David Malones Documentary Icon Earth Made in 1995 is an early warning on Neo Liberalism, Its one of his personal favourites and heavily memory holed.
David was dragged over the coals by the Big Cheeses at the Beeb at the time and narrowly avoided the sack for making it.

Its watchable in this embedded Tweet.

https://twitter.com/PMotels/status/1086944186165796864

It never survives You Tube copyright strikes and heavy flack from the beebs suits every time I have tried, this russian streaming site is where the twitter link goes to.
https://rutube.ru/video/87c7df1a3547175ef6f46d712c01a142/
I am putting it up on the Dtube site and have a Blog on Steemi

https://t.co/IiONJsQTIr— RogerGLewis (@PMotels) May 29, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

If Dirt WereDollars? Carbon Debt Slavery End Game.

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https://d.tube/#!/v/tonefreqhz/5csy7vpz

https://emb.d.tube/#!/tonefreqhz/5csy7vpz

If dirt were dollars?
Has a lot to do with what replaces the Petro Dollar. The Carbon DOllar is the answer.
Ukraine, Syria etc Gas Pipelines wider geopolitics.
The Main Prize is through the religious elevation of Carbon to the debt-based measure of a carbon enslave economy.
https://d.tube/#!/v/tonefreqhz/5csy7vpz
Just Saying.

https://longhairedmusings.wordpress.com/?s=carbon+currency

END OF THE PETRO DOLLAR AND THE FAILURE OF THE CARBON CURRENCY END GAME.

END OF THE PETRO DOLLAR AND THE FAILURE OF THE CARBON CURRENCY END GAME.

A LAZARUS PROJECT LINK HAS BEEN SALVAGED IN THIS ARTICLE.
CLICK TEXT FOR DETAILS.

Roger Lewis

Guitarist at lilaGatubandet

http://www.wolf-pac.com/What else do superpacs prove Norm other than elections are bought and sold , its the new Bread and Circuses, of course the Roman Decline was characterised by ever greater and more expensive spectacles.

On the Three City States, the Washington Wall Street regime is fully bought and paid for, The City of London the second City State is up to its eyes in it to, with the debasement of money and its stake in the corrupt petro dollar.

What of the Thrid City State, sold out to Usury so long ago and , the present Pontiff on past form would be a good bet for a Hit? Remember the Smiling Pope.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_Paul_I

Six point plan[edit]
After he became pope he had set six plans down which would dictate his pontificate:

To renew the church through the policies implemented by Vatican II.
To revise canon law.
To remind the church of its duty to preach the Gospel.
To promote church unity without watering down doctrine.
To promote dialogue.
To encourage world peace and social justice.7

Strangely familiar, that from 1978.

Over the past 40 years Norm the Neo Liberal metaphysics of Corrupt Economic dogma has delivered according to plan but has created havoc in the fabric of western societies and Democracy is dead all that survives is a Caricature, and a Well made up Pig it is as well, the lipstick isn’t working.

I am no defender of Putin and his brand of narrative democracy, he is though right on the Crimea and Ukraine, Kerry et al have been caught with their imperialist pants down and should have the good grace to Man up and go back to some basic education for Morons, which they so clearly are. One trained Chimp in the Whitehouse before Obama ( yet more proof of the buying of elections ( hanging Chads anyone)

Lets also throw into the mix the huge disenfranchisement of Black and Hispanic Americans through mass incarceration and crimnnalisation see The New Jim Crow for details,( Bi Partisan neo liberalism at its Best Clinton, was the worse offender and Obama is out bushing both bushes ( go figure) well maybe its the money in politics? Maybe? damn right thats what it is.

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Jim_Crow

  • Roger Lewis
    Guitarist at lilaGatubandet
    Norm,
    I read that article and I also subscribe to the CFR Web site really just to keep up with the party line as it were.
    Have you ever read into the psychological phenomenon of Projection? its something we all do to fill in the gaps of our always incomplete picture of what is before us to consider. We fill in the gaps from our own generalized experience or remembered learning or we just make it up to fit with a set of policies we subscribe to mentally.These extrapolations of generalisations is a peculiar sort of game of chinese whispers the conclusions are hit and miss shall we say.What I found interesting in the CFR article is its projection of its Occidental mores and hobbyhorses onto Putin. I read Gregory Bateson an Ecology of mind Yesterday and his description of the sorts of generalizations and Extrapolations made in Mechanistic scientific epistemology and why they are not useful where we forget their limited usefulness is worth bearing in mind as well of course as the famous Dictum,´´ Those who the Gods despise they first make mad´´http://www.edtechpost.ca/readings/Gregory%20Bateson%20-%20Ecology%20of%20Mind.pdf

    I watched the Film of the same title by Gregories Daughter which was excellent and decided it was time to read the book I only discovered Gregory through reading some Margaret Mead . Going back to you Paranoid point , I would highly recommend some consideration of what is projection and what is actually being said.

  • Roger Lewis
    Guitarist at lilaGatubandet
    JUMPING JACK FLASH
    (Jagger/Richards)
    Watch it!I was born in a cross-fire hurricane
    And I howled at my ma in the driving rain,
    But it’s all right now, in fact, it’s a gas!
    But it’s all right. I’m Jumpin’ Jack Flash,
    It’s a Gas! Gas! Gas!
    http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.se/2014/04/putin-sends-letter-to-18-countries.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+MishsGlobalEconomicTrendAnalysis+(Mish’s+Global+Economic+Trend+Analysis)
    Putin Has Upper HandNotice the hypocrisy of the US complaint that Russia’s bans on Ukraine goods is “politically motivated”.

    What the heck are US sponsored sanctions if not “politically motivated”. Was Obama dumb enough to believe Russia would not respond? Or did he simply not care about the consequences to Ukraine and Europe?

    By now, two things should be crystal clear

    Russia has the upper hand.
    More sanctions cannot possibly help.

    Finally, the statement by Nuland regarding “reverse flows of natural gas from Slovakia, from Hungary, from Poland,” is preposterous.

    For starters, the infrastructure is not in place. But even if the infrastructure was in place, precisely where are Slovakia, Hungary, and Poland going to get the gas to send to the Ukraine?

    The apparent answer is Russia, and Russia can cut off all gas to Europe in response.

    The only thing missing in this sorry charade is more counterproductive bellowing from senator John McCain about putting missiles in Georgia.

    Mike “Mish” Shedlock
    http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com
    Read more at http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/04/putin-sends-letter-to-18-countries.html#GPoBq5uAhDb0G7Lw.99

  • Roger Lewis
    Guitarist at lilaGatubandet

    http://journal-neo.org/2014/04/07/white-house-lies-to-eu-about-us-gas-supply/The EU gets some 30% of its gas, the fastest-growing energy source there, from Russia today. In 2007, Russia’s Gazprom supplied 14 percent for France, 27 percent for Italy, 36 percent for Germany, with Finland and the Baltic states receiving as much as 100 percent of gas imports from Russia.

    The EU has no realistic alternative to Russian gas. Germany, the largest economy, has foolishly decided to phase out nuclear power and its “alternative energy”—wind power and solar–is an economic and political disaster with consumer electricity costs exploding even though alternatives are a tiny share of the total market.

    In short, the chimera of shutting Russian gas and turning on US gas instead is economic, energy and political nonsense.

  • Roger Lewis
    Guitarist at lilaGatubandet

    ´´Across many fronts, Washington is emerging in the world’s eye as duplicitous, untrustworthy, and totally corrupt. A Securities and Exchange Commission prosecuting attorney, James Kidney used the occasion of his retirement to reveal that higher ups had squelched his prosecutions of Goldman Sachs and other “banks too big to fail,”because his SEC bosses were not focused on justice but “on getting high-paying jobs after their government service” by protecting the banks from prosecution for their illegal actions. 

    END OF THE PETRO DOLLAR AND THE FAILURE OF THE CARBON CURRENCY END GAME.
    MEMORY HOLED LINK.
    WAYBACK MACHINE REPAIR.

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  • THE US AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT HAS BEEN CAUGHT TRYING TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT OF CUBA.HTTP://RT.COM/NEWS/CUBA-USAID-SENATE-ZUNZUNEO-241/

    THIS AUDACIOUS RECKLESSNESS COMES ON TOP OF WASHINGTON’S OVERTHROW OF THE UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT, THE NSA SPYING SCANDAL, SEYMOUR HERSH’S INVESTIGATIVE REPORT THAT THE SARIN GAS ATTACK IN SYRIA WAS A FALSE FLAG EVENT ARRANGED BY NATO MEMBER TURKEY IN ORDER TO JUSTIFY A US MILITARY ATTACK ON SYRIA, WASHINGTON’S FORCING DOWN BOLIVIAN PRESIDENT EVO MORALES’ PRESIDENTIAL PLANE TO BE SEARCHED, SADDAM HUSSEIN’S “WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION,” THE MISUSE OF THE LIBYAN NO-FLY RESOLUTION FOR MILITARY ATTACK, AND ON AND ON. ESSENTIALLY, WASHINGTON HAS SO BADLY DAMAGED OTHER COUNTRIES’ CONFIDENCE IN THE JUDGMENT AND INTEGRITY OF THE US GOVERNMENT THAT THE WORLD HAS LOST ITS BELIEF IN US LEADERSHIP. WASHINGTON IS REDUCED TO THREATS AND BRIBES AND INCREASINGLY PRESENTS AS A BULLY.´´

    DR PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS

    PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS (BORN APRIL 3, 1939) IS AN AMERICAN ECONOMIST AND A COLUMNIST FOR CREATORS SYNDICATE. HE SERVED AS AN ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY IN THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION AND WAS NOTED AS A CO-FOUNDER OF REAGANOMICS.[1] HE IS A FORMER EDITOR AND COLUMNIST FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, BUSINESS WEEK, AND SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE. HE HAS TESTIFIED BEFORE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES ON 30 OCCASIONS ON ISSUES OF ECONOMIC POLICY.( FROM WIKIPEDIA.)
    HTTP://EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG/WIKI/PAUL_CRAIG_ROBERTS

    DURING THE 21ST CENTURY, ROBERTS HAS FREQUENTLY PUBLISHED IN COUNTERPUNCH, WRITING EXTENSIVELY ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF THE BUSH (AND LATER OBAMA) ADMINISTRATIONS RELATED TO THE WAR ON TERROR, WHICH HE SAYS HAVE DESTROYED THE US CONSTITUTION’S PROTECTIONS OF AMERICANS’ CIVIL LIBERTIES, SUCH AS HABEAS CORPUS AND DUE PROCESS. HE HAS TAKEN POSITIONS DIFFERENT FROM FORMER REPUBLICAN ALLIES, OPPOSING THE WAR ON DRUGS AND THE WAR ON TERROR, AND CRITICIZING ISRAEL’S POLICIES AND ACTIONS AGAINST THE PALESTINIANS.[2]

    FOLLOW THE MONEY?
    HTTP://WWW.GLOBALRESEARCH.CA/WAR-AND-THE-DEMISE-OF-THE-US-DOLLAR-IS-THE-US-OR-THE-WORLD-COMING-TO-AN-END-IT-WILL-BE-ONE-OR-THE-OTHER/5377407

  • Roger Lewis
    Guitarist at lilaGatubandet

    ´´Its the Petro Dollar Stupid´´, to paraphrase Bill ClintonThe ignorance in even educated circles as to money , its role and its creation and use as a social control tool is at the heart of the present democratic crisis.

    http://praxeology.net/FB-PJP-DOI-IV-9.htm
    Back in 1850 Batiat and Proudhon debated the issue of Usury, letter 9 of the exchange Proudhon to Bastiat hits the nail on the head then and it applies now just as well.
    Did you ever, in your life, hear of the Bank of France? Do me the favor to visit it some day; it is not far from the Institute. There you will find M. d’Argout, who knows more about Capital and Interest than you and all the economists of Guillaumin. [D’Argout: Antoine Maurice Apollinaire d’Argout (1782-1858), governor of the Bank of France from 1834 to 1857. Guillaumin: the chief publishing house associated with the French liberal movement. – RTL] The Bank of France is an association of capitalists, formed fifty years ago, at the solicitation of the State and by a privilege granted by the State, for the purpose of

    Levying Usury Upon the Whole of France.

    From its beginning it has not ceased to grow: the Revolution of February, by joining with it the Departmental Banks, made it the first power in the Republic. The principle on which this association was formed is yours precisely. They said: We have obtained our Capital by our labor or by that of our fathers. Why then, in return for making it an aid to general circulation and for devoting it to the service of our country, should we not draw a legitimate salary, since the landlord derives an income from his land; since the builder derives an income from his houses; since the merchant gets a profit on his goods over and above his running expenses; since the workingman who lays our floors includes in the price of his day’s work a charge for the use of his tools which certainly more than covers the amount which they cost him?
    DOI-IV-9.20 There could be, as you see, no more plausible argument. It is the argument which has always, and with reason, been opposed to the Church when she has condemned Interest as distinct from Rent; it is the argument which you fall back on in every one of your letters.
    DOI-IV-9.21 Now, do you know where the stockholders of the Bank of France, all of whom, including M. d’Argout, I regard as very honest people, have been led by this seductive reasoning? – To robbery; yes, sir, to the most unmistakeable, shameless, detestable robbery; for it is this robbery alone which, since February, has suspended Labor, hindered business, caused the people to die of cholera, hunger and cold, and which, with the secret intention of restoring the monarchy, is breathing despair among the working classes.
    DOI-IV-9.22 It is right here that I propose to how you how Interest passes from legitimacy to illegitimacy, and, what will surprise you still more, how paid Credit, the moment that it ceases to rob, the moment that it claims only the price which legitimately belongs to it, becomes gratuitous Credit.
    DOI-IV-9.23
    What is the Capital of the Bank of France?
    DOI-IV-9.24 According to the last inventory, ninety millions

    Norm in a previous exchange we had regarding private bank creation of money you felt that the Bank of Englands recent report which explicitly says they so did not in fact say this.

  • Roger Lewis
    Guitarist at lilaGatubandet
    James Robertson an expert in these matters for many years has this to say in his latest blog about the paper from the Bank of England I directed you to.
    (3) “There will be many people who don’t care, there will be many more who don’t understand, and there will be boatloads who refuse to believe it’s true, but it still is.”
    See http://www.theautomaticearth.com/the-bank-of-england-lights-a-fuse-under-the-field-of-economics.http://www.theautomaticearth.com/the-bank-of-england-lights-a-fuse-under-the-field-of-economics/“The Bank of England, in one single document, discredited, just at first count,

    * the majority of economics textbooks,

    * vast swaths of the entire field of economics, run as it is by economists educated by those same textbooks,

    * most governments’ economic policies, designed by these economists,

    * much of its own work, also designed by the same economists,

    * Paul Krugman and

    * the ‘committee’ that hands Krugman and his ilk their Not-So-Nobel Prizes.”

    It does indeed discredit many importantly influential people. We must make sure they accept it.
    http://www.jamesrobertson.com/newsletter.htm

    China Know it, Russia Knows it India and the other BRICS know it, the Fed money printing has completely laid bare any legitimacy the Unite States may have had in the past as a sound reserve currency. The History of debasement of monies and failing regimes even long lasting ones is all to clear.
    ´´Can you picture what will be
    So limitless and free
    Desperately in need…of some…stranger’s hand
    In a…desperate land
    Lost in a Roman…wilderness of pain´´

    Jim Morrison, the Doors, The End.

  • Roger Lewis
    Guitarist at lilaGatubandet
    http://guidoromero.wordpress.com/aims-and-rationale-of-this-blog/
    ´´Everything begins and ends with money.
    Everything! There is nothing in this our life that could be brought about or that could be brought to fruition or that could be changed without money. It is not about venality. It is not about being materialistic.Money is a medium of exchange. It is necessary and it is vital. We cannot make do without money. Barter is fine and can work in a small community. But to expand outside of the community and to engage in intellectual pursuits, we must be able to put a value on things and ideas. Placing a value on things allows us to exchange items and ideas for units of value that can be transported and exchanged for other items and ideas.´´I have been reading Guido for a number of years our intellectual journeys are not dis similar, we both made money in London and then reflected on some anomalies we both encountered after stepping out side of the rat race.

    Guido is more pessimistic than I am but a very big destructive war is considered by some to be in their best interests, Putin is not one of those people.

  • Roger Lewis
    Guitarist at lilaGatubandet
    The Financial Lobby Problem in the EU.
    In total, our calculations show a sum of about €123,000,000/ year spent by the financial industry lobby; and by contrast, less than €4,000,000 for NGOs, trade unions and consumer organizations. This means that the financial industry is out- spending civil society counterparts by a ratio of at least 30:1. Comparing this measure to previous studies on other indus- tries’ lobby power, such as the pharmaceutical, food or tobac- co lobby this means an extraordinary imbalance of power.
    http://corporateeurope.org/sites/default/files/attachments/financial_lobby_report.pdfWe believe this is a serious problem for democ- racy, not only in that money buys influence, but that the financial industry that has caused so much havoc is able to shape legislation de- signed to reform the sector. This situation is an extremely risky one for society at large, if it is allowed to continue.
    In the short term, decision-makers need to wake up to these facts and take strong measures to curb financial industry lobbying influence. First steps for a more sustainable political environ- ment for financial regulation in the EU include: ˍ reducing banking lobbyists in advisory groups
    to a minimum; ˍ reducing lobbying meetings with Commission
    officials; ˍ rules on revolving doors; ˍ and a code of conduct on lobbying ethics and
    full transparency about contact with banking lobbies.
    But transparency alone will not be enough on the road to a more equitable, democratic, and sustainable system of financial regulation at the EU level. Decision-makers also need to recognise that, particularly in the wake of the crisis, the field of financial regulation is of key interest to a far broader public audience. Politicians will have to address the dominance of the financial lobby that we examine in this report.Bought and Paid for Norm.

  • Roger Lewis
    Guitarist at lilaGatubandet
    Ukraine, the petro Dollar and why Russia Selling oil and Gas in Roubles and issuing bonds iin Yuan is so disastrous for US inflation and the hegemony of the petro dollar.
    See this video at 7 minutes, watch the whole series for the 101 on money as FIAT and how long systems have typically lasted.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-IemeM-Ado&list=PLE88E9ICdipidHkTehs1VbFzgwrq1jkUJhttp://usawatchdog.com/weekly-news-wr… I think the Ukraine crisis is the big story, and it is being underreported that it has both financial and real war implications. Let’s start with what Russia is doing. It is now going to issue a new bond based in the yuan. Are you getting that? This is yet another move away from using the U.S. dollar to settle international trade. Russia is also hiking the price of natural gas to Ukraine by at least 50% in May.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i64vRpOAaQcIf you still think Crimea and Ukraine is about Putins tenure in the Kremlin or Russian Expansionism I would like to know why?

  • Roger Lewis
    Guitarist at lilaGatubandet
    The other Narrative that has not had plain sailing is the anthropomorphic Climate change one
    and perhaps the reason it is also being held on to so hard is that Carbon Trading could be a good basis for a global Currency.
    http://www.newswithviews.com/Coffman/mike129.htmI realise this widens the discussion but of course the Carbon debate has been prejudicial mostly to the interests oif the poor.

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  1. Cheers Stevie, like all of us I keep scratching around for the pieces to the puzzle. It’s like trying to pair socks much of the time, the matching colour seems always to hide in the most unlikely place.

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  2. I keep intending to throw all my old socks out in order to replace them with a couple of packs of the same colour & type, so it doesn’t matter how they come out of the washing machine.

    Achieving cognitive rather than sock consonance is perhaps impossible as there is always going to be another coloured sock of dissonance turning up which constantly has to be reconciled or simply lived with in order to avoid a closed supposedly all knowing, self justifying mind.

    At least we are scratching around unlike many, which is illustrated by some of those commenting today on the Ukraine in the Guardian. The fact that they seem to believe that the West & it’s leaders still possess the high moral ground, despite the enormous evidence to the contrary speaks volumes. It does however seem that more people are realising that the sock drawer is a multi-colour tangle of odd socks rather than a neat & orderly pile separated into stacks of black & white.

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PARODY: One Day in the Life of Ivan Jonesobitch

 

‘It is my sad duty to report that the subject still prefers to live in a place where surreal leaps of logic enjoy considerably more engagement in his mind than more empirical neoliberal arguments….for example, trickle-down wealth, the obvious economic push given by the wealthy few, deregulation of financial markets and so forth. I would strongly recommend that his parole be denied’.

Both men went to sleep that night secure in the sense of having won. Which, in a way, they had.

Only humanity had lost.

For the record, I am not a racist, a communist, a fascist, a globalist, a socialist, a sexual orientation bigot, a neoliberal or a nationalist. I am an entrepreneurial communitarian mutualist who believes in offering the greatest fulfilment and responsibility to the greatest possible number of people.

 

Vintage Slog.

The Slog.

owenjonesovitch Prisoner of the State 1984LGBT Ivan Jonesobitch searched in his morning bowl of alphabetti soup for some small morsel of substance that might help him struggle through another day of Nazi-smashing. In front of the prisoners, carrying the whip that defined his power over the unfortunates (the sight of which gave little Ivan a frisson of delayed gratification) was the former BBC know-all and now Camp Ubersturmbannfuhrer Andrei Brillochev.

Ivan had always disliked Andrei and the BBC Gang of Four for the way in which – week in, week out – they had bombarded the poor peasants of Jackboot Britannia with vicious lies about the scrupulously democratic People’s Red Army of Momentum, while ignoring the huge and growing mobs of fascist stormtroopers in total denial about a Britain riddled with Islamophobics scheming round the clock to smear the Muslim Legions of Peace.

But the final straw came when Brillochev had…

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“Brexit” and the wait for Godot, Discussion on Dr Tim Morgans Blog.(Brexit from a Surplus Energy and Peak oil Perspective. Prosperity analysis, you never had it so good.)

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Brexit from a Surplus Energy and Peak oil Perspective.( Prosperity analysis, you never had it so good).

#144: “Brexit” and the wait for Godot

WHY EU NATIONAL LEADERS SHOULD INTERVENE

It is perhaps appropriate that Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot was written in French, and premiered in Paris in January 1953, not appearing in English until its London debut in 1955.

As you’ll know, Godot himself never appears, which some might say is the real point of the narrative. Certainly, his non-arrival has no serious consequences.

This is where drama and reality part company. Like Vladimir and Estragon in Beckett’s play, both sides of the “Brexit” impasse have been waiting for more than two years now, and are waiting still, for the political equivalent of Godot to turn up. This time, it’s going to be very serious indeed if the major character (or characters) fail to put in an appearance.

It can come as no great surprise to anyone that Parliament has rejected an unsatisfactory deal for which – adding insult to injury – the British taxpayer is expected to pay £39bn.

What Mrs May has done is to try to get the best possible deal from Brussels, then try to get MPs to accept it. It’s neither wholly, nor even mainly, her fault if the deal was far too unsatisfactory for Parliament to swallow.

There’s not a lot more that the UK side can do. One the one hand, cancelling “Brexit”, or calling a second referendum, would amount to defying the expressed will of the electorate. Going ahead with a no-deal departure would be damaging. Neither would changing the government through a general election change the fundamental equation.

It’s possible that the Article 50 departure date could be delayed, giving more time for European national leaders to assert their influence. But there seem to be few signs that this is likely to happen.

So the question seems to come down to this: is there any way of shocking Brussels, and/or EU leaders, into a less intransigent attitude?

If I were Mrs May, I would now offer Brussels a ‘minimalist’ protocol on withdrawal. This would entail security co-operation and the guaranteeing rights of residents, but very little else. In other words, ‘you leave us no choice but to carry out the will of our voters without a trade deal with you’.

If that didn’t act as an alarm call in Paris and Dublin, perhaps nothing will.

Tim and all – I’m just repeating a post I made on the 11h January concerning an article in he Daily Telegraph – extracts of which are below.

Now is Saudi Arabia telling the truth because their reserves and production costs look too good to be true. Perhaps they are exaggerating to get the sell off through

I would be grateful for some feedback –

In today’s Telegraph – can it be believed? I’ve not copied all the article – just sections

Saudi Arabia has finally silenced its peak-oil critics and simultaneously revived interest in its stalled $2 trillion (£1.6 trillion) plan for a stock market float of state-owned producer Aramco.

The kingdom revealed this week it has enough crude to pump at current rates for at least another 70 years. At the end of 2017, Saudi oil reserves stood at an eye-watering 268bn barrels, up from previous estimates of 266bn.

By comparison, the UK’s remaining cache of retrievable oil under the seabed of the North Sea will be almost completely drained, probably after another couple of decades.

The updated figures were no surprise for many experts. BP’s highly respected statistical review of world energy lists Saudi oil reserves at just over 266bn barrels and Rystad Energy estimates that 276bn barrels remain under its Arabian deserts. However, not everyone has been convinced by either the longevity, or scale, of Saudi’s remaining oil riches.

In his critically acclaimed 2005 book Twilight in the Desert, the then-prominent oil economist Matthew R Simmons predicted that Saudi Arabia’s oil wells were about to run dry. His theory was based on the ageing status of several gigantic oilfields, which still provide the bulk of the kingdom’s near-11m-barrel-per-day output.

However …………………………………..Contradicting the above paragraph

Al-Falih said Aramco’s oil costs just $4 per barrel to produce. It’s a key figure for potential investors, which could make its $2 trillion valuation more believable. Suddenly, the IPO looks plausible again.

The fact is oil markets are more likely to dry up before Aramco’s reserves of crude run out. Demand for oil remains robust despite the growing popularity of electric vehicles and the pressure of climate change forcing consumers to search for cleaner transportation fuels.

Last year, the world consumed 100m barrels per day for the first time in history and consumption is expected to continue rising at least through to 2040. However, beyond this date the outlook is harder to predict.

Unless it wants to flood the market and send oil prices tumbling, Saudi Arabia’s best option if it wants to maximise its vast remaining hydrocarbon reserves could be to sell off increasingly larger shares of Aramco to international investors no later than 2021. Otherwise it runs the risk of having to leave much of its wealth stuck in the ground.

Donald

 

 

 

This article makes the same point, Donald,
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180604121041.htm
“The fact is oil markets are more likely to dry up before Aramco’s reserves of crude run out. Demand for oil remains robust despite the growing popularity of electric vehicles and the pressure of climate change forcing consumers to search for cleaner transportation fuels”.
Quoting from the Science daily article,
“The scientists conclude that further economic damage from a potential bubble burst could be avoided by decarbonising early. “Divestment is a prudential thing to do. We should be carefully looking at where we are investing our money.(1) For instance, much like companies, pension funds and other institutions currently invest in fossil-fuel assets. Following recommendations from central banks, commercial banks are increasingly looking at the financial risks of stranded fossil-fuel assets, even though their possible impacts have not yet been fully determined. Until now, observers mostly paid attention to the likely effectiveness of climate policies, but not to the ongoing and effectively irreversible technological transition. This level of ‘creative destruction’ appears inevitable now and must be carefully managed,” Mercure concludes.
Regarding a Surplus energy approach .
(1)ED. This is the key misunderstanding , the whole basis of this analysis should look at Net Energy Surplus over cost of energy extraction, then in a real sense the Sentance , “We should be carfully looking at where we are investing our Energy ( qua, Energy )”, would have money taking the Debt based monetary unit as a referent renders the statement meaningless a per pro energy capital allocation decisions.
Regarding Brexit,
My own view is that The Establishment in Britain by the most part does not want Brexit to happen if one reads Project Syndicate and Anatoly

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/reversing-brexit-referendum-by-anatole-kaletsky-2016-07?barrier=accesspay

Reversing Brexit
Jul 27, 2016 ANATOLE KALETSKY
Instead of rushing Brexit, Europe’s leaders should be trying to avert it, by persuading British voters to change their minds. The aim should not be to negotiate the terms of departure, but to negotiate the terms on which most British voters would want to remain.

LONDON –
This from the European Council on Foreign relations
https://www.ecfr.eu/publications/summary/the_world_according_to_europes_insurgent_parties7055

This in the Independent about Gordon Browns plan to save the union, remember “The Vow” in the scots indy referendum?
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/gordon-brown-speech-third-option-scotland-brexit-nicola-sturgeon-independence-referendum-a7636431.html

To Summarise.
1. Starter for 10 Federated Pound Stirling
2. Bonus 1. English Assembly
3. Bonus.2 Save Union Scotland.
Bonus 3, Introduce PR = permanent hung Parly. I.e needn’t worry about Jeremy Corbyn Govt @jeremycorbyn

When I was proposing the Grand cross-party Idea after the 2017 GE this was my prediction of how this would all get resolved, I still think it will play out this way. I am still agnostic on in or out as it makes no difference as long as the Neo-Cons have Trump by the short and curlies, which they seem to have.

To wit, I must say I agree with
Bob J
on January 16, 2019 at 11:46 am said:
“IMV Brexit is a sideshow. In the long run I think a no deal exit would make very little difference economically and it’s the long run that matters.

What does matter are the trends that Tim writes about which will continue to undermine economies of whatever stripe, including of course those of the EU itself and not just the UK.

There are growing signs of substantial change in the EU and I think this will gather momentum over the next few years and the supranational, neoliberal model will come under increasing question.”

Last word to ANATOLE KALETSKY Is Canceling Brexit Now Inevitable?
Dec 27, 2018

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/canceling-brexit-becoming-inevitable-by-anatole-kaletsky-2018-12

As matters stand today, a new British referendum on leaving the European Union would produce a clear majority for remaining a member, regardless of how the votes were counted or the questions were asked. And with the only two Brexit options set to be rejected next month, the questions are increasingly likely to be asked.

or perhaps H G Wells,
http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks04/0400671h.html
VII. — FEDERATION
THE NEW WORLD ORDER
BY
H.G. WELLS
There is one direction in which Mr Streit’s proposals are open to improvement. Let us turn to another in which he does not seem to have realised all the implications of his proposal. This great Union is to have a union money and a union customs-free economy. What follows upon that? More I think than he realises.
There is one aspect of money to which the majority of those that discuss it seem to be incurably blind. You cannot have a theory of money or any plan about money by itself in the air. Money is not a thing in itself; it is a working part of an economic system. Money varies in its nature with the laws and ideas of property in a community. As a community moves towards collectivism and communism, for example, money simplifies out. Money is a necessary in a communism as it is in any other system, but its function therein is at its simplest. Payment in kind to the worker gives him no freedom of choice among the goods the community produces. Money does. Money becomes the incentive that “works the worker” and nothing more. Ed. NB

The New World Order is a book written by H. G. Wells, originally published in January 1940. Wells
And If I may a stanza from my poem,
GLOBALISATION UN-ENTANGLED. (A FOUND POEM, CIPHER OF GLOBALISM )
Eliza with Rogerian inscrutability
hears the confession of the mal-contents
A mirror held up before cosmetic application
Globalisation and Internationalism confused
despotism´s nature is to abhor any say
save that of its own momentary pleasure;
it annihilates all intermediate situations
between boundless strength on its own part,
and total debility on the part of the people.
Our education can be Our? our, government.
Our reason can be our Judge, of the rivals;
Globalism, Authority, coercion and competition.
or Nationalism, Internationalism, Cooperation.
Are we to have free will and democracy
Will we have determined authority
A struggle of ideals an ancient quarrel
Parmenides or Heraclitus navigators both