Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Face of Modern Britain, or What Happens to the Indigenous People When You Open the Gates

These are all good people.

Well maybe.

But they're not indigenous Brits. They're not even of European origin, but they, with others like them, now make up a large portion of Britain's ruling elite.

Where did I get these links? They were four consecutive videos posted at Guido Fawkes (ending with this, i.e., that and the three posts preceding it.)

Saturday, September 14, 2019

What Brexit Is About: Democratic Nation State or Satrapy of a Bureaucratic Empire

Boris Johnson: Making Britain Great Again

Boris Johnson, the first British Prime Minister since Margaret Thatcher with a gift for leadership, in Northern England, the heartland of the industrial revolution, to launch his campaign for the revitalization of the UK.


 Zero Hedge: Poll: Majority Of Brits (Including A Third Of Remainers) Want Brexit Vote Respected
But not the bunch of Britain's past dud PM's, Major, Blair, Cameroon, and May,* all failing to heed Boris Johnson's sound advice that "the main function of a past Prime Minister is to remain silent."

Instead, this congery of slithering losers, is baying for a second Brexit referendum, the one that Cameron called with the deepest cynicism in the assumption that the leavers would be defeated, and which May failed to kick into the long grass despite repeated and agonizingly feeble efforts, having gone the wrong damn way.

* And I forgot the biggest loser of the lot, Gordon Brown, still sour as Hell.

Quote of the Day, No. 79:

Matt Taibi:

Untitledgate: When I was 20, I studied at the Leningrad Polytechnical Institute, in the waning days of the Soviet empire. Most of the Russians I met were amusingly free of stress caused by following news. Why would they bother? Bull-factories like Rossiskaya Gazeta and Leningradsaya Pravda were basically collections of dreary government news releases rewritten to sound like news reports.

I saw newspapers in Leningrad shredded into slivers of toilet paper, used in place of curtains in dorm rooms, even stuffed into overcoat linings as insulation. But I can’t recall a Russian person actually reading a Soviet newspaper for the content. That’s how useless its “news” was.

We’re headed to a similar place. The cable networks, along with the New York Times and Washington Post increasingly act like house organs of the government, and in particular the intelligence agencies.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

New York Fire Commissioners Call Bullshit on Official 9/11 Report

New York's Fire District Commissioners now confirm what any scientifically literate or mechanically competent person has been saying for eighteen years: The media-promoted official story on 9/11 is crap.

Zero Hedge, September 11, 2019: On July 24, the Franklin Square and Munson Fire Districts voted unanimously for a new investigation, citing “overwhelming evidence” that “pre-planted explosives . . . caused the destruction of the three World Trade Center buildings.”

The resolution was written by Commissioner Christopher Gioia, and received overwhelming support from Commissioner Dennis Lyons.
“We have a memorial — a piece of steel from the World Trade Center with 28 holes where the nuts and bolts used to go. Every year on the 11th, we put a rose in each hole for the 24 Nassau County firefighters and four Franklin Square residents who died on 9/11,” Commissioner Lyons said.
When the vote was passed, the families of 9/11 victims showed up in the audience to express their support for the cause and their gratitude to the departments for making this issue a priority.

Commissioner Gioia said that he expects support from other districts throughout the city, and hopes that they will be passing similar resolutions in solidarity.
“We were the first fire district to pass this resolution. We won’t be the last,” Gioia said.
Nothing will come of this, however. Too many of the perps are still alive and well and running the country still.

Pepe Escobar: We are all hostages of 9/11

Year after year, 9/11 is essentially a You Have The Right to Accept Only The Official Version ritual ceremony, even as widespread evidence suggests the US government knew 9/11 would happen and did not stop it.

Three days after 9/11, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported that in June 2001, German intelligence warned the CIA that Middle East terrorists were “planning to hijack commercial aircraft to use as weapons to attack important symbols of American and Israeli culture.”

In August 2001, President Putin ordered Russian intel to tell the US government “in the strongest possible terms” of imminent attacks on airports and government buildings, MSNBC revealed in an interview with Putin that was broadcast on September 15 that year.
And for the definitive five-minute account of 9/11:

James Corbett:

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Suicide of the Europeans

Paul Joseph Watson reports:

During a speech at Budapest’s 3rd Demographic Summit, Orbán warned that the biggest problem Europe faced was demographic suicide:
Why is this the case? It’s most certainly not because of some sickness of Christian civilization – after all, the number of Christians are rising all around the world. This is a sickness of Europe in general.
The Prime Minister said that the solution was not to import vast numbers of migrants, asserting:
We must never accept population exchange. 
According to Orbán, the remedy should be to ensure that families were financially rewarded for having children, not punished:
We win only if we can build a system where those who bear children live significantly better than if they hadn’t started a family.
Orbán emphasized that the west was doomed if the current model of atomization and demographic decline isn’t halted.
Without families and children, the national community will disappear, and if a nation disappears, something irreplaceable will disappear from the world.
As we previously highlighted, as part an effort to boost the country’s population without having to rely on mass migration, Hungary will hand out €30,600 to married couples who have three or more children.

A married couple receives the €30,600 as a loan from the government upon getting married. The loan then has to be repaid until the couple has three children. At this point, the debt is completely forgiven.
None of this applies to Canada or Canadians, of course, where our glorious leader, Justin Trudeau, has already declared Canada to be a "post-national" state with "no core identity" and no "mainstream". 

So yes, here in Canada, we citizens? nationals? ah yes, residents, are simply replaceable units of economic production with no fundamental right to our own posterity but liable to replacement by an endless stream of people from elsewhere. 

Likewise, all the Euro nations, other than Hungary, apparently. 

Indeed, here in Canada folks are so enamored of their lack of "core identity" that advocacy of a population policy recognizing the eternal right of existence to the Indian nations, the Innuit, the Québécois, and the largely European English Canada, all subsumed within the greater Canadian nation, means certain death to the aspiring political leader.

When it comes to survival, however, white bears, certainly matter more to Canadians than white people: No way should we endanger their posterity.

CanSpeccy: Justin Trudeau: The Worst Canadian Prime Minister Since Pierrre Elliot Trudeau?

Sunday, September 8, 2019

The Brexit Struggle Made Clear

Rob Slane, over at the Blogmire, clears up any question you may have had about the state of play in the Brexit struggle, deploying a didactic method reminiscent of the way an Englishman might explain cricket to a foreigner.

There are a number of parties. One of them wants to take us out, but there are some within that party that didn’t want to take us out, so they were kicked out by the man who just came in. In order to get us out, the man who just came in tried to get himself out, so that he could then get back in, in order to take us out. But he was thwarted by the other parties, who despite wanting him out, kept him in because they fear that if he gets out, he will then get back in and will then take us out. But if they can keep him in long enough, and prevent him from taking us out, they figure that soon after he has failed to take us out, they will be able to get him out and get themselves in. And then after he gets out and they get in, they may try to take us out or they may try to keep us in. It’s anyone’s guess. Then again, it’s entirely possible that if they do get in, they might try to get us out, then campaign against their deal for taking us out to try and keep us in. It really is that simple...
And if you find that cryptic, you can read the full source article which makes all crystal clear.

And for those in need of further clarification, France's Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, has just stated that delay to Brexit "isn't possible" under current conditions, a view agreed by EU Chief, Guy Verhofstadt, who said delay was "unacceptable"  unless the deadlock in the UK Parliament is resolved.

Friday, September 6, 2019

The Alternative Paths to Brexit Explained

Source: CCHQ = Conservative Campaign HeadQuarters. 
Regrettably, this cartoon, a creation of the Conservative Campaign Headquarters, does not provide a true representation of the difference in position between the factions.

In reality, the  Conservative Government is desperately seeking a Brexit "deal," an effort in which it faces seemingly insuperable difficulties and which, if it succeeds, will likely result in a deal having almost as many sovereignty denying features as Theresa May's thrice rejected deal.

The fact is trade deals are mainly about fixing things to the advantage of commercial interests with powerful lobbies and are of of questionable value to the public at large when they are not detrimental.

The UK, as the second largest economy in the EU is clearly of great importance to many European businesses and if a "no-deal Brexit" were to create significant UK–EU trade restrictions there would be effective pressure placed by EU entities upon the EU Council to negotiate relief from those causes of friction. Moreover, during negotiation about such restrictions to trade, there will have to be give and take that allows as much for British interests as they allow for EU interests.

Thus, the Brexit Party is absolutely correct in stating that they will support the Government in the event only of a "no-deal" Brexit, whereafter, Britain will have completely free hands to negotiate trade matters in a way that serve British interests without compromising British sovereignty.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

How Britain's Friendly Police Constable, or PC, Has Become the Neighborhood Twitter Spy and PC Oppressor of Free Speech

Daily Mail, February February 9, 2019: A mother was arrested in front of her children and locked up for seven hours after referring to a transgender woman as a man online.

Three officers detained Kate Scottow at her home before quizzing her at a police station about an argument with an activist on Twitter ...

The 38-year-old, from Hitchin, Hertfordshire, had her photograph, DNA and fingerprints taken and remains under investigation.

More than two months after her arrest on December 1, she has had neither her mobile phone [n]or laptop returned, which she says is hampering her studies for a Masters in forensic psychology.

Three officers detained Kate Scottow, 38, of Hitchin, Hertfordshire, at her home before questioning her at a police station on Dec. 1 over a Twitter exchange with transgender activist Stephanie Hayden ...

Writing on online forum Mumsnet, Mrs Scottow – who has also been served with a court order that bans her from referring to her accuser as a man – claimed: 'I was arrested in my home by three officers, with my autistic ten-year-old daughter and breastfed 20-month-old son present.

'I was then detained for seven hours in a cell with no sanitary products (which I said I needed) before being interviewed then later released under investigation ... I was arrested for harassment and malicious communications because I called someone out and misgendered them on Twitter.'

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...served with a court order that bans her from referring to her accuser as a man...

What if her accuser had a Y chromosome and a penis? Would it still be a criminal offense to call him (her? it?) a man?

The Brits used to say:
Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me
Now, apparently, free speech is not a virtue and your friendly local PC sees it as a prime function to oppress users of un-PC speech. [Does anyone still deny that Political Correctness is the new religion of the West?]

I suppose that makes sense in a practical way. Unlike dealing with knife criminals or acid throwers, you're unlikely to lose blood or eyesight arresting a word criminal.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The Question Nobody in the MSM is Asking About Jeffrey Epstein?

Over at the Unz Review, one Eric Rasmusen, a self-proclaimed expert in game theory, writes of the fate of Jeffrey Epstein under the title: Questions Nobody Is Asking About Jeffrey Epstein.

Amazingly, one unasked question that Rasmusen the game theorist fails to ask is: Did Jeffrey Epstein really die? In this respect, Rasmusen exactly echoes the mainstream media: Epstein is dead, the only thing to question is whether he killed himself or was he murdered?

Which, obviously, is not the only thing to question.

Epstein was with intelligence, so Alexander Acosta — Trump’s Former Secretary of Labor and the US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida who negotiated Epstein 2008 plea agreement — claims to have been told. 

The result? Acosta gave Epstein a sweetheart deal in accordance with which he was incarcerated under conditions barely distinguishable from total freedom for a minimal amount of time.
So what happened this time around. Did intelligence just decide to let justice, or possible injustice, if Epstein was indeed murdered, take its course?
Not likely, is it?
So what would “intelligence” have done?
They would surely remove Epstein from the scene by a fake murder or suicide and recycle him under another name with a modified face, and probably in another country.
pay the jailers to look the other way;
give Epstein a non-lethal dose of a paralytic drug, maybe some leftover Novichok from the Skripal caper;
wheel out the “corpse” for the media to photograph;
substitute a look-alike corpse on the way to the autopsy;
and Jeffrey’s free to pursue his interest in Ugandan Affairs with under-aged prostitutes, while snaring people of interest to “intelligence.”
That the author of this Unz Review piece, who claims to be an expert in game theory, doesn’t even think of the above scenario tells ya something.


Monday, September 2, 2019

Well Known Leftist Hate Group Acknowledges Self As Hate Group

MONTGOMERY, AL—In an update Wednesday to its Hatewatch blog, the Southern Poverty Law Center announced the newest addition to its authoritative list of hate groups: the Southern Poverty Law Center.

(Via Vox Popoli)

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Canadian Court Dismisses Libel Suit By Climate-Warming-Hockey-Stick-Graph Creator, Penn State Professor, Michael Mann, Against Canadian Tim Ball Who Said Mann Should be not at Penn State, but in the State Pen.

Zero Hedge, August 30, 2019: The Supreme Court of British Columbia recently dismissed a defamation lawsuit by celebrity climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann against global warming skeptic climatologist Dr. Tim Ball. Mann must pay the full legal costs to the defendant. The ruling is explosive because it means that Ball’s claim that Mann was a scientific fraudster is now supported by the court.

Farage Interview: Without a Clean Break, the Brexit Party Will Fight Tories in General Election

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Careerist Women and Environmentalists Drive the Suicide of the British Nation

There are lies, damned lies, and official British Government Statistical Reports

Births in Britain last year were down 3.2% on the previous year, off 10% since 2012. Just another step in the path to extinction of the British nation.

Meantime, some 28.2% of the children born in England and Wales were born to immigrant women.

The Brits will soon be a minority in their own homeland. But not to worry. Lots from India, Poland, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Africa, and China, plus a bunch even from such places as Mongolia and Tuvalu coming in to take their places.

Britain's Office for National Statistics said "falling fertility rates were mainly responsible for the fall" in Britain's birth rate — silly buggers, what do they think a fall in birth rate is if not a decline in fertility rate. To which imbecile statement they added:
difficulties conceiving among older couples who chose to delay family formation to focus on their careers or other objectives was one reason for the drop.
Yeah, well, if you delay having kids until you are too old to have kids, a decline in birth rate is a certainty, ain't it. 

And having the nit-wit prince Harry and his fatuous foreign bride announce as though its a great virtue that they will have no more than two children does nothing for the survival of the British race.

So folks, we just need one more push for girls' education and female equality and we'll be rid of the Brits and the rest of the stinking Europeans for good.

Zero Hedge: Have Environmentalists Killed More Europeans Than Islamic Terrorists Did?
The Maverick Philosopher on Erzatz Motherhood
Having renounced natural maternity, many women today seek an outlet in the political: they seek to become the nannies of the nanny state.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

James Corbett: Google's Search Monopoly Is Evil

Intolerant Liberals

Those calling themselves liberals, used to say: "the answer to intolerance is intolerance."

 Today, those claiming to be liberals are, for the most part, not liberals at all, but crackpot PC totalitarians with no tolerance for anyone but their own intolerant kind. Toward such so-called liberals, the only reasonable attitude is intolerance.

But it should be understood that, for the most part, today's PC totalitarian liberals are merely the dupes of the globalist elite, their role to serve as cannon fodder in the cultural war to destroy the Western nations and the culture of Christendom.

It is thus for the globalist elite and their front men and women, the likes of Zucks, Bryn and Page, Hillary Clinton, together with Prince Harry and the rest of the offset-buying, jet-set crowd, that the greatest intolerance is due.

For the gullible masses, in particular the brainwashed products of the Western "educational" system, intolerance must be tempered with compassion together with aid in overcoming the grotesque political programming that is now a central feature of state-directed education, especially at the post-secondary level.

Piers Morgan on the intolerance of today's so-called liberals:

Monday, August 19, 2019

EU Rejects Britain's Terms for an Exit Deal

Linked here is the text of Boris Johnson's letter to EU Council President, Donald Tusk stating the U.K.'s conditions for an exit deal.

And here is the text of the EU's rejection of Johnson's proposal. So a no-deal departure from the EU now seems certain.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Economics of Globalization (8)


USA Boom or Bust: The Next Decade


Screw the Banks

Third World Wages Coming to a Factory or Workshop Near You


Ronald Coase on the Nature of the Firm: Are economists clueless, or what?


The Globalist Lies of the New York Times: No. 47 — Trashing Trump With Free Trade Bunk



Britain's New Tory Government Prepares Sellout of UK to US Monopolists?

Liz Truss addressed an extreme free-market think tank in Washington DC last Friday. which saw campaign group Global Justice Now accusing Boris Johnson’s government of pushing ahead with an extreme US trade deal without a mandate from the public or parliament.

Last week both Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and Trade Secretary Liz Truss were in Washington DC to talk trade with US officials. Both ministers are well-known opponents of the sort of regulations and protections that would be threatened by a US trade deal. Liz Truss spoke at a meeting of the extreme free-market Heritage Foundation and has previously held meetings with several free-market think tanks to discuss US-style deregulation.

Last year, the Heritage Foundation co-developed a ‘model-free trade deal’ which would if implemented, completely restructure the British economy. Proposals include:
Zero restrictions on cross-border data flow, threatening to hand huge powers to the likes of Amazon, Google and Facebook.

Zero restrictions on foreign direct investment in the economy making it harder for post-Brexit Britain to control or tax the activities of big business.

Strict prohibitions against the use of ‘nontariff barriers’, which would set off a ‘race to the bottom’ in standards and consumer protections, preventing post-Brexit Britain from being able to stop the import of industrially farmed food like chlorine chicken.

Lock-in liberalisation of all services ensuring the continued liberalisation of our NHS.
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Justin Trudeau: Canada's Prince of Sleaze

Andrew Coyne: Conflict of interest is the least of concerns raised by SNC-Lavalin affair:

Conflict of interest, frankly, is the least of the concerns raised by this affair. There is a strong whiff, rather, of abuse of power and, possibly, obstruction of justice.

CBC: RCMP looking at SNC-Lavalin affair 'carefully,' promise to take actions 'as required'

The RCMP says it's reviewing the facts of the SNC-Lavalin affair "carefully" in the wake of a new damning report from the ethics commissioner that found Prime Minister Justin Trudeau violated the Conflict of Interest Act, following renewed calls from the Opposition to investigate.

John Ivison: PM's defence to ethics czar reveals his nasty political side

In mid-July, after Dion [Canada's Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner] had presented Trudeau with the evidence he had gathered in the SNC Lavalin investigation, the prime minister’s counsel made a written submission, that tried (and failed) to sway the ethics commissioner from finding him guilty of trying to further the interests of the Montreal-based engineering giant.

It was an ugly, mean piece of work that not only sought to portray former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould as over-wrought, irrational and incompetent, it also attempted to exonerate Trudeau from any inappropriate behaviour by his staff. ...

Dion resisted the urge to nominate Trudeau for a meritorious service medal and instead found him guilty of contravening section 9 of the Conflict of Interest Act, which prohibits public officer holders from furthering the interests of people or organizations.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

UK MPs to Constituents: We Decide, Not You

YouGov Poll Result:
Source: Guido Fawkes

Actually, both MP's and constituents have it wrong.

The MP's serve the party leadership, and represent the will of the leadership, i.e., the oligarchy, to the people. That's why party headquarters dictates who is, and who is not, suitable to represent the party as a candidate for Parliament.

And the top-down control of House of Commons membership explains, in turn, why MP's are, for the most part, such a lame-brained lot. Who, after all, wants to spend their time dealing with complaints from annoying constituents with their endless problems and discontents, while, in Parliament, speaking and voting only as they are told by the party whips.

The result, obviously, is that the only people running for parliament are dim-witted megalomaniacs who think being an MP is somehow great, or less dimwitted megalomaniacs like Phony Blair intent on clawing their way to the top of the greasy poll for the purpose of personal enrichment and ego inflation.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein: Dead or Just Resting?

The suicide of Jeffrey Epstein has, so the mainstream media reports, launched a thousand conspiracy theories. According to the media, the burning question for conspiracy theorists is whether Epstein was murdered or, though supposedly on "suicide watch," allowed to kill himself.

And a perfunctory survey seems to confirm that much of the blogsphere takes this to be the critical question. Thus, for example, Michael Snyder at the End of the American Dream writes:

Did Jeffrey Epstein commit suicide or was he murdered? This is a question that is being debated by millions of Americans right now. ...

Or this from the normally astute James Howard Kunstler:

Did Jeffrey Epstein commit suicide or was he murdered? ...

Jeffrey Epstein leaving gaol: dead or just resting  — under the 
influence of a paralysing drug, perhaps? Image source.
But while every conspiracy theory alluded to by the media assumes that Epstein is, indeed, dead, any conspiracy theorist worthy of the name has to question that central premise of the official story.

In 2008, when charged with trafficking minors for sex, Epstein's lawyers negotiated a sweetheart plea agreement with US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Alexander Acosta. Acosta has since explained that he settled for the deal because he had been warned that Epstein "belonged to intelligence."

So now we are to believe that "intelligence" left Epstein to kill himself  or be murdered in a maximum security gaol?

Suuuure.  Or could Jeff, even now, be discussing a facial makeover with a plastic surgeon prior to a new life in Paraguay, perhaps, or maybe Israel?

Charles Hugh Smith: The Internal War in the Deep State Claims Its High Profile Casualty: Jeffrey Epstein
Zero Hedge: Epstein's Autopsy Results Delayed "Pending Further Information"
New York Post: Former MCC inmate: There’s ‘no way’ Jeffrey Epstein killed himself
Bill Still: Insider Claims Epstein Was Switched Out

Friday, August 9, 2019

Guido Fawkes Caption Contest, No. 79:

The Winner?
"The problem with socialism is that the people always end up eating their pets!" 

Other entries

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Hunting Deplorables: The Ultimate Elite Sport — Watch Before It's Flushed

Watch this before Elite-controlled U-Tube flushes it.

Breitbart: Universal Cancels Release of ‘The Hunt,’ Where Liberals Kill ‘Deplorables’ for Sport

Why the EU Won't Negotiate a Reasonable Brexit Deal

The EU won't negotiate a reasonable Brexit deal with the UK because it does not want a reasonable Brexit deal with the UK.

The EU wants no Brexit deal at all.

Rather, the EU wants the fall of Britain's Brexit-bound Johnson Government and its replacement by a Lib-Lab-Green-Marxist-Whatever Remain Government for the greater provision of cushy Euro-bureaucratic jobs and other payoffs to Europhiliac politicians and bureaucrats.

Trouble for the EU is that blocking a reasonable Brexit deal validates Boris Johnson's claim to represent the Britain's national interest in a conflict with the knavish tricks of the imperialistic European Union.

It's a case of heads the UK wins, tails the EU loses.

Eight Reasons the EU Will Suffer Far More Than UK in Brexit

By Mike Shedlock

The EU would be wise to make a deal with the UK. It will get clobbered in the event of no deal.
Mishtalk, August 8, 2019:  Conventional wisdom says the UK will get hit harder than the EU in the event of a no deal Brexit. Conventional wisdom is wrong.
Here are eight reasons the EU will suffer more in both the short and long term.

1: Corporate Taxes
The UK can and likely will slash corporate tax rates. A lower corporate tax rate will mitigate much of the profit damage suffered by UK corporations in the event of no deal.
Note that one of the EU's biggest complaints against Ireland now is the "unfair" corporate tax structure of Ireland.

2: Currency Fluctuations
A falling currency is good for exporters and bad for importers. The British Pound has been falling in anticipation of Brexit.

3: Balance of Trade
In the event of no deal, WTO tariffs kick unless the EU offers to work out a trade deal. Under WTO rules, the EU could do that and rules allow a lengthy 10 years to get it done. The EU should agree to do that, but with animosity rising, it probably won't.
In a rising tariff setup, exporters will suffer far more than importers. Germany has an enormous trade surplus with the UK.

Angela Merkel is very concerned about German exports as well she should be.
Throw in the increasing chance of Trump putting tariffs on German cars and the EU will get crucified. A very severe German recession is in the cards and the EU faces a double whammy of Brexit plus Trump.
Note that a falling currency will mitigate some of the Tariff damage on UK exporters while compounding the problems for the EU.

4: Fishing Rights
In Brexit, the UK halts all EU fishing rights. EU fishermen will get clobbered.

5: Trade Deals
The UK will be able to make its own trade deals and set tariffs how it pleases.

6: Rules and Regulations
The UK will finally be free of inane EU rules and regulations on basically everything but especially agriculture.

7: Brexit Fees and Pay to Play Fee
Some dispute this, but the UK can halt the Brexit breakup fee. Boris Johnson has threatened to do that. Regardless, the UK will stop paying into the EU coffers even it does pay the breakup bill. The EU has budgeted for UK payments. When the UK stops paying, the EU will have to raise taxes to cover the difference.

8: Long Term Consequences
Both the EU and UK will suffer in the event of no deal but the long-term consequences strongly favor of the UK.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Dayton Shooting: Attack of the Zombie Gunman?

Vox Day reports:

The government is obviously hiding the true story in Dayton in order to prevent panic. The shooter rose from the grave in order to take his revenge!

Item: Connor Betts named as gunman in body armor who shot dead 9 and injured 26 in Ohio.

Item: Dayton gunman Connor Betts' sister and her boyfriend 'shot dead' in massacre. Megan Betts was killed by her brother Connor who slaughtered eight others before being shot by police.

Item: an obituary published in The Hartford Courant on Feb. 23, 2014:
Connor D. Betts 1992 - 2014
Connor D. Betts, 22, of Suffield passed away suddenly Wednesday, February 19, 2014. Connor was born in Hartford on February 12, 1992, son of Kathleen O'Leary Betts, and was loved by all who knew him. Growing up in Suffield he graduated from Suffield High School in 2010 and then attended Lincoln Tech for Diesel Technology and received his certification in 2012....

Connor was always willing to lend a hand and had the great ability to fix anything. He was known for his heart of gold and will be missed dearly by all. He was a 6'3" teddy bear known as "Baby" by his "Mama." Along with his mother Connor is survived by his four siblings, Colleen Rodriguez and her husband Alfredo; Megan Betts; Brian Betts; and Kathryn Betts all in Suffield.
In other words, it's zombies. That, or the guys writing the scripts are complete hacks who comb through the obituaries to name their characters.

Makes you think dunnit. That's assuming you can think, something of which writers of shooting scripts must think you are incapable.


Howard James Kunstler: This Is Exactly What You Get In A Culture Where Anything Goes & Nothing Matters"

Saturday, August 3, 2019

The Fake Piety of the Mega Rich and Famous Gospellers of Global Warming

By Rex Murphy

National Post, August 2, 2019: Today’s text is from the Gospel of Matthew, KJV:
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.
Every issue has its hypocrites, those who preach the cause but act its opposite.

But there is no issue on this orbiting Earth, nor has there even been, that has the burden and depth, the volume and intensity of the rawest hypocrisy — that burns on the flames of hypocrisy itself — as that of global warming.

The hypocrisy of politicians is as a bead of sand, a pimple in the shadow of Everest compared to the hollow, fake piety of the mega rich and famous gospellers of global warming.

Those howling loudest at people to use public transport — “for the planet’s sake” — should not, per exemplum, own $400-million yachts, travel themselves by private jet, have a dozen vast mansions in a dozen countries, and hold suppers that cost $100,000 in ancient Greek temples. But they do. Check out the Google Summer Camp.

This week the richest of the rich, the famousest of the famous, the most pretentious of the pretentious, convened a three-day summit in a high-luxury resort on the island of Sicily to — discuss? bemoan? illustrate? — the crisis of climate inflammation wrought by fiendish fossil fuels. It was sponsored by the two founders of Google (personal worth, 2017, US$81 billion).

The chosen ones gathered to save us all from a humid world was a rare mix, including Woody Harrelson, Diane von Furstenberg, David Geffen, Chris Martin, Leonardo DiCaprio (discoverer of the Chinook), Sacha Baron Cohen, Orlando Bloom, Katy Perry, Prince Harry and a clutch of egotist billionaires and trendoids too numerous to list.

How do I save thee (Earth). Let me count the ways?

How did this coven of illuminati get to Sicily? Did they walk and row? Come by Greyhound? Hitchhike? Nein. Official count of the private jets wafting into Palermo air for the “great consult” stands at 114. This for a maximum 300 people attending — three persons per jet.

Not all came from the carbon-rich sky. Some came by personal super-yacht.

Eric Smidt, CEO of something called Harbor Freight Tools, came on a 69-metre luxury barge Intrepid (US$150 million); a New Zealand tycoon cleaved the Mediterranean on Andromeda ($US165 million); and David Geffen floated in on Rising Sun ($US400 million).

These are not self-propelling bathtub toys.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Global Warming: No Need to Panic Yet?

US Temperature anomaly 2004 to 2019. Source: U.S. Natioanal Oceanic

The temperature anomaly is the difference between the temperature at a particular time relative to the long-term mean temperature. So currently, and for the last fifteen years, the average temperature recorded across the continental United States has shown essentially zero deviation from the long-term mean temperature. Which is not to say, however, that rising atmospheric carbon dioxide is a good thing. On the contrary, as comments linked below indicate, it is potentially a very bad thing.

Zero Hedge: 
Creator Of Global-Warming's Infamous "Hockey Stick" Chart Loses 'Climate-Science' Lawsuit
CanSpeccy: Rising Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentration, Part I: Carbon Dioxide Is Not a Greenhouse Gas
CanSpeccy: Rising Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentration, Part II: Ecosystem Disruption
CanSpeccy: Rising Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentration, Part III: Induced Stupidity and the Decline of the West
CanSpeccy: Rising Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentration, Part IV: Reversing the Trend

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Why Minimum Wage Laws Increase Unemployment

If the discipline of economics has one certain principle it is the law of supply and demand. Briefly, the law states:

The quantity of a good supplied (i.e., the amount owners or producers offer for sale) rises as the market price rises, and falls as the price falls. Conversely, the quantity of a good that the market demands falls as the price rises and rises as the price falls.

Meaning that laws that raises the minimum wage reduce the quantity of labor demanded. Or more simply, minimum wage laws create unemployment among those at the bottom of the heap, i.e.., those workers for whom demand is least, and for whom demand, beyond a certain price, is non-existent.

This obvious fact naturally does nothing to modify the demands of the comfortably off opinionators, Ron Unz, for example, and legislative idiots in the US Congress.

Spelled out in greater detail, here's the case against minimum wage laws.

Yes, abolishing the minimum wage would create many miserably badly paid jobs. But to be employed even at a miserably low wage is better than to be unemployed, on the workforce trash heap. Moreover, working at a low wage provides opportunity to acquire skills that qualify workers for better paid work.

Those who want to help the working poor, should advocate for a reverse income tax, or some other form of taxpayer funded wage subsidy. But don't think legislators can interfere with the market mechanism without creating consequences that hurt people and damage the economy.


Globalist Economics No. 37: Raising the Minimum Wage, or How to Make Water Flow Uphill

Why Thereason May Failed

Guido Fawkes reports:

They’ve only been out of government a week and already Philip Hammond and Gavin Barwell have been spied ramping up the plotting against the new Prime Minister. The pair were spotted out with their wives at the Wolseley last night. Guido’s mole in the room says there was extensive discussion both about thwarting Boris and revoking Article 50.

Hammond has even been alienating committed Remainers with his ultra-hardline approach in recent weeks, purging anti-No Deal Tory WhatsApp groups of Remainers who dared to publicly back Boris. The fact that Theresa May’s most senior Cabinet Minister and Chief of Staff are busy scheming against Boris and Brexit just a week after leaving office speaks volumes about why May failed to deliver…

Fawkes has photos of the Thereason Party plotters plotting here.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The Death of Great American Companies, No. 79: Boeing

By Maximus Fabius

Jim McNerney was Boeing’s president and CEO from 2005 to 2015 and Chairman from 2005 to 2016. He is corporate royalty: Yale, Harvard MBA, time at McKinsey and GE, CEO of MMM – then Boeing. Today’s Boeing is his creation, which he was paid over $100 million to build.

Michael Kinsey’s definition of a gaffe “is when a politician tells the truth – some obvious truth he isn’t supposed to say.” There are few better examples than this during Boeing’s quarterly earnings conference on 24 July 2014. This was the year after problems with 787 cost Boeing tens of billions – caused by McNerney’s aggressive outsourcing of jobs away from Seattle’s skilled unionized workers.

Bloomberg News: “Jim, you have a birthday coming up next month. …Will you be at your desk, and has the Board approved you staying on past age 65?”

Jim McNerney: “Yes, the heart will still be beating. The employees will still be cowering (laughing). I’ll be working hard; there’s no end in sight. We’re continuing to build the succession plan …But there’s no discussion of it yet. So you’ll still be asking questions of me.”

This is the mind of a modern American CEO. He was not kidding. Boeing’s executives worked hard to demoralize its workers (the most recent round earlier in 2014). McNerney exulted in his success.

In this Boeing stands with other corporate leaders such as those of Amazon, Nike, and Walmart in forging a new corporate-worker relationship: plutocrat and peon. It’s natural that their great success creates contempt for their employees. They have weakened or broken their unions. They converted much of their workforce into contingent, low wage, no benefit proles.

These executives are capitalists in the sense of living off America’s accumulated social capital. They are leeches. The greatness of America is shown by the length of time it has taken them to ruin formerly great companies such as GE and IBM, reducing them to shells of their former selves.

Unless we change America’s corporate structures, more companies will decay. It is built on law and custom, and under our control – if we have the will and wit to act.

This decay is part of the slow collapse of America’s institutions described in A new, dark picture of America’s future. These problems seem unrelated and overwhelming, but they have a common cause in our apathy. We have let slip the reins of America.

“A society does not ever die ‘from natural causes’, but always dies from suicide or murder – and nearly always from the former ….”
Arnold Joseph Toynbee: A Study of History.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Racist Hungarians Think Their Country Is For Hungarians

Zero Hedge, reports:

Faced with a declining birth rate and an unwilling to fill population shortfalls with immigrants like some of its European neighbors, Hungary has rolled out a seven-point "Family Protection Action Plan" which showers boatloads of cash, loan assistance and tax breaks to couples who agree to crank out lots of Hungarian children.

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But there's no risk any such ideas catching on here in Canada.

So long as the liberal duo of Trudeau and Scheer are firmly in control, anyone mentioning that reproductively challenged* Canadians are replacing themselves with people from elsewhere will be relentlessly castigated as a racist, fascist, Nazi, anti-Semite to be despised by all and sundry as a no-good hateful person.

No, Canadians are firm in their commitment to the idea that men and women are essentially indistinguishable and that a woman's purpose in life is to do a man's job and show that she can do it better than a man, which it must be admitted is often not difficult, and if any man thinks having babies and raising children is important they can damn well impregnate themselves and raise babies without female intervention.

* In 1984, Canada's fertility rate fell below the replacement rate of 2.12 children per woman for the first time ever, thanks to the Trudeau Government's non-enforcement of anti-abortion laws, its legislation of no-fault divorce and the liberal climate of the times.

Since 1984 Canada's fertility rate has continued to decline, and is now 25% below the replacement rate. Canada's population continues to grow through immigration, which Trudeau the younger intends to accelerate to a yearly rate of almost one percent of the existing population. Canada, is thus, like all Western nations, with the exception of Hungary, in the process of replacing its population with people from elsewhere: mainly people of an alien race, religion and culture. Combined with a commitment to multiculturalism, this is a policy of European racial and cultural self-genocide.