Jul 09

The Greeks were probably not brilliant in their negotiations but equally most of the rhetoric on their incompetence etc comes from neo Liberals without any meat or facts. The problem is what Greece wants is not on the table – Debt relief. Europe wants more and more extend and pretend and misery in the periphery. The irony being the technocrat [neo Liberal banker pets] Govts of Italy, Spain, Finland and Ireland are concerned their populaces will want some too.

In reality few outside The Troika argue that Greece’s suggestions are anything but sane. Few would argue that an austerity George Osborne trumpets but makes sure he does not deliver (just an excuse to boot the poor IMO) that was imposed on Greece can or will work. Few would argue that taxing Greece’s oligarchs does not make sense – except the very amusing troll @Greek_Analyst. Yet that is the deal imposed if they do not default.

In some ways this illustrates the rhetoric games of neo Liberalism. You impose a choice like the prisoner’s dilemma and regardless of any other choices that could be available you ensure those are the only alternatives they can choose. You then morally browbeat them and blame if they try to break the confines of your sick game and choose the alternative that involves risk.

No winners here but Europe has shown itself as a petty stupid confederacy of dunces.

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Feb 01

Apparently the latest Bank fraud practised by RBS and Lloyds the Govt run banks owned in our name to get hold of assets inflated by QE and ZIRP is the Enterprise Funding Guarantee scheme. You can read the specifics in The Times but essentially more subsidy to banks to impoverish and kill SMEs (small medium enterprises).

Now people will say that Govt’s hand in these banks is not policy but my only point would be if it is not policy to destroy small businessmen could they come up with policies to better ensure it? To cement large corporations and banks control over assets and people’s lives? If they tried could they do any better this side of a police state?

I do wonder if even the banks know how an economy can work with inflated land prices, zombie businesses, zero investment and no production? What is a cash mountain worth when no one can earn to pay for goods? At that point work houses and concentrated work camps for immigrants the only way to go?

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Jan 02

Why does David Cameron and others make up stats and complaints about new immigrants? Is it because the economic argument is one way. Indeed why do people make specious economic arguments against immigration when they are clearly fallacious or so atomised as to be irrelevant to the subject as a whole? Why do they invent crud like Health Tourism? Now we will charge furriners for A&E a bureaucratic nightmare and is Cameron really suggesting people come here to have Accidents and Emergencies!

The answer is of course the British are ill advised and wrong on everything as a survey showed. It’s why the poor are blamed even though they actually cost less than even healthy pensioners say. That 10s of Bns is given in subsidy to BAE Systems, Train franchises, PFI payments, Banks  etc as Iain Duncan Smith [IDS] tries to scrape a few 100 Mn off the unemployed! IDS a man who lost the leadership of the Tory Party by paying his wife.

It’s why the BBC, Guardian and Mail for all their pretense are state media – The Times does not even try not to be seen as State Media. The vast majority of their output is within the bounds of Polly Toynbee a person who equates support for Rendition Labour with her own goodness and John Redwood a man who does not know the words to the Welsh National Anthem. i.e. a pro Finance corrupt political centre which seeks to monetise at low prices valuable state assets as a sustainable economic policy! Continue reading »

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Aug 20

Let’s live in the nether world that garbage politicians have reinterpreted laws to the extent if I went to David Cameron’s fridge to put a drop more milk in my coffee I’d get 5 years for stealing. Let’s live in a nether world where might is right and William Hague is a human being not an authoritarian Quisling. It is after all the world of the UK celebrity pant sniffing media who only want the freedom to sniff Charlotte Church’s pants.

Detaining David Miranda for 9 hours is purely bullying. He had nothing to tell them and clearly was not a terrorist. The length of detention was within the scope to do differently even of those morons who do this kind of shit. Why show your country up as petty, stupid and vindictive? Why have laws that make Saudi feel better about itself? Then to just use them as a display of impotent power says what? Stupidity for its own sake?

However what was worse was to do this seemingly just to get hold of his hard drive. Were they going to return the information to the Americans who already have it? (as arch cretin Louise Mensch claimed!)  Had they not traced his phone calls etc already? Did they think by taking his data and destroying hard drives at the Guardian they were doing anything but showing Britain as a police state? A stupid one to boot. Those who support this idiocy miss that it served no good purpose other than to make Britain and them look like cretins.

Book burning makes sense compared to this.

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Aug 11

The idea that mass surveillance of the internet at vast cost and examining almost everything that is not piped movies* and other streams has anything to do with terrorism is clearly wrong.

The conceit is that this is a discussion of Freedom v Security. Yet law enforcement is more danger to the average American in America. Bee stings are. It’s unclear how this surveillance of Americans and allies helps and if there was even one example anyone think this most pragmatic of Administrations would not leak it? It leaked it could track al Quaeda communications last week** which would appear to be stupid to warn them!

There is no security issue here. The UK/US have more than enough laws to spy on the right people with minimal change in security. This is not about security but the rights of venal weak politicians to keep feeding parasitic corporations like BAE Systems, Booz Allen and General Dynamics and be fed back.

Worst for me is the idea that collecting vast troves of data will ever be helpful. Reliance on Big Data and phishing will make processes and procedures predictable – less better quality data wins every time.

The only discussion here is Freedom v Corporate Parasites’ Profits. It’s obvious who the Cameron Govt, GOP, ‘Crats et al favour and it’s the former.

* The Obama Administration’s claim of 1.6% of traffic laughable given what traffic is. Seriously anyone who considers the Administration anything but malevolent and mendacious can only be because it’s stupid, incompetent and knows less than Guardian readers.

** Shows how absurd and vengeful for being shown as a stooge for Big Weapons and NSA The Obama Administration is. An Administration that leaks classified and damaging top secret documents like they’re coupons for free fries claims telling people what is being done against them is spying for the enemy. As the chief spokesperson said “We don’t read your emails” again 2 providers of encrypted email closed down as the Jackboots of the NSA closed in. Again The Administration thinks it is talking to who? Morons?

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Aug 04

Sadly a lot of us do what might be considered trolling. Most of us do it with brothers and sisters or friends or just some shop assistant or barman telling us you’re barred. A lot more people are tripping the line on insanity than we credit. There is a lot of pent up frustration and self loathing out there and it comes out as trolling. Of course some psychos do it for amusement. Some may even be nefarious. Almost all are harmless beyond the words they used and best blocked and ignored. Continue reading »

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Jul 03

Morsi and Erdogan probably would argue they had a democratic mandate.

Justin Webb argued that the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) upholding the Constitution over Bill Clinton’s Defence of Marriage Act (DOMA) was undemocratic. I had made the point that as things stand the UK is as good (or bad) as the US with or without a constitution and rights. Am I now defending that constitution over not having one? Continue reading »

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Jun 14

An aide to the Czech PM used Military Intelligence to spy on his wife.

The NSA gives intelligence to compliant tech firms and targets hot beds of terrorism like German industry.

This stuff can never be abused clearly so I apologise to Barack Obama and Eric ‘Cup’ Holder for implying otherwise.

Talking of Traitors Senator Feinstein probably the person who most convinced me that in terms of who is President what happens in US Govt we’re choosing between salt pots, spokespeople and who gets the graft.

Specifically, for at least 15 years, Feinstein has appeared to support government contracts that push federal funds toward companies co-owned or governed by her powerful, billionaire husband, Richard C. Blum

The people calling others traitors generally speaking have done very well out of ‘public’ service.

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Dec 23

Some miss the Obama Administration’s greatness from this side of the pond. Here its greatness appears to be in what Obama is not and what his election being of recent Kenyan descent meant to self congratulatory Liberals and racist scum.

Plus: he’s not a Republican:he says nice things about gay people and is correct on issues of gay and female rights especially rape which many ‘licans seem to be unable to agree is 100% wrong, period:  he will appoint a series of nice people who take a similar line to the Supreme Court.

What more do you want?  Continue reading »

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Dec 08

There can surely be no excuse for the poor bashing in the Autumn Statement? It amounts to a triumph of rhetoric over reality. I am sure we can all find spongers and wasters but I don’t see the jobs out there. I do see poverty. I do see people close to an abyss of the burgeoning under class.  Continue reading »

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