27 Jul 2019

George Galloway On Populism, Racism And Antisemitism

RT: Chris Hedges discusses with George Galloway, former UK Member of Parliament, the state of politics in the UK and USA, racism and Islamophobia and antisemitism.

Time Value Of Money Disappears

Max and Stacy discuss the mainstream financial press turning to the metaphors and analogies the Keiser Report started using a decade ago about the obvious blackhole of debt that would put central bankers into a quicksand of negative rate policy trap. A full 25% of global sovereign debt is now negative yielding with a whopping 85% of German debt negative. This means that the time value of money has disappeared, hence a fundamental law of monetary physics has been broken. So, what is next?

EU Faces Two Ugly Realities: Johnson Will Deliver Brexit, Eurozone In Recession

Authored by Mike Shedlock: Hello EU. Meet Boris Johnson and his negotiating team. While doing so, think about recession. 
Johnson Will Deliver Brexit 
Eurointelligence has finally come around to my long-held four-point stance.
  1. Boris Johnson is not bluffing.
  2. He will deliver Brexit.
  3. The EU would be wise to make a deal.
  4. Germany and the Eurozone will be in a world of hurt if they don't.

From Eurointelligence

Forget the cabinet reshuffle. The one single appointment we take very seriously is that of Dominic Cummings. The head of the Vote Leave campaign has been given the position of special adviser to the PM, with responsibility for Brexit and the civil service. He is essentially the CEO of Number 10, Downing Street.

'Iran Delenda Est' The Effort On Behalf Of The Jews To Destroy Iran’s Ability To Defend Itself

U.S. war hawks are targeting Iran because Jewish Israel wants them to… Iran is the only regional power impeding Israel’s actions against Palestinians… While Israel has numerous nuclear weapons, Iran is not supposed to acquire them...
Israel’s Prime Minister Bibi 'The Baby Butcher' Netanyahu points to a red line he has drawn on the graphic of a bomb as he addresses the 67th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters in New York, September 27, 2012. (REUTERS / LUCAS JACKSON)
By Stephen J. Sniegoski: After Carthage had been significantly weakened by Rome in the Second Punic War (218 to 201 BC), Cato the Elder, a leading Roman senator, is said to have ended all his speeches with the words: “Carthago delenda est!” (“Carthage must be destroyed!”). This destruction ultimately took place in the Third Punic War (149–146 BC). A somewhat similar situation exists today in the United States, where war hawks demand that Iran–which in no way could effectively attack the United States, or even conquer America’s Middle East so-called allies—be stripped of its ability to protect itself.

Virtue Signaling In Vero Beach

By : Fond as the media are of historic anniversaries, it’s inevitable that some get lost in the shuffle.  One recently came to my attention, but probably not yours, so I thought I’d drag it out for your edification.
75 years ago the AAGPBL was founded.  Yes, even back in 1944, acronyms were popular, perhaps as a result of the New Deal’s creation of numerous federal bureaus, popularly known as alphabet soup agencies.
The AAGPBL was the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.  It was inspired by the U.S military cornering the market on young able-bodied men, the very demographic that had dominated major and minor league rosters.  The result was the disappearance or suspension of many minor league teams (and leagues), while the major leagues had to make do with 4-Fs, old-timers, and sometimes teenagers.  Baseball fans on the home front had little to cheer about.  What do do?
Chicago Cubs’ owner Phillip K. Wrigley had an idea.  Women were taking over for men in the factories, so why not on the baseball field?  Hence the AAGPBL.
In subsequent years the AAGPBL has achieved legendary status in the realm of female empowerment.

Cambridge Milkshaking Incident: Assailant And Photographer Will Not Be Charged For Attack Bacause Vagina

By Mike Buchanan: The inevitable has come to pass. I’ve just heard from the Cambridge policeman handling the Cambridge milkshaking incident, in which I – along with Natty Kadifa and Jordan – were the recipients of uninvited milkshake on our clothes. Neither the woman who threw the milkshake, nor her (male) photographer accomplice, will be facing charges. I never expected any other outcome. Both admitted their involvement (the pub CCTV video footage, and Natty Kadifa’s video, made this a meaningless gesture). Mitigating factors were that both were contrite (yeah, right!) and have no previous convictions (the relevance of which escapes me). Both are said to have been humiliated by Natty’s video which, if true, is one positive thing to have come out of this.
A Detective Sergeant  in Cambridge police has decided, in his infinite wisdom, on a “community remedy”.  The matter wasn’t referred to the CPS because, in the words of the PC, they would have decided prosecutions were not in the public interest (it’s only in the public interest to bring prosecutions when it’s women who are assaulted).

How To Inoculate Yourself From Establishment Bullshit

'The plutocrat-owned media and the plutocrat-owned politicians have the ability to control what people view as normal and what they view as weird, just by not reacting with alarm to occurrences they want normalized and reacting hysterically to occurrences they want rejected.'
By Caitlin Johnstone: In a recent interview with CBS This Morning host Gayle King, former First Lady Michelle Obama contrasted her husband’s presidency with that of his successor by claiming that unlike Trump, the Obama family had had “no scandal”.
“I had to sit in [Trump’s inauguration] audience, one of a handful of people of color and then listen to that speech, and all that I had sort of held onto for eight years, watching my husband get raked over the coals, feeling like we had to do everything perfectly, you know, no scandal,” Obama said.
“Yeah,” King responded.
“No nothing,” Obama said “No nothing!”
“Yes. No scandal,” King said.