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Joan Miro Montroig, la iglesia y el pueblo 1918

 

 

Ok, the mailing lists still don’t work, and now the site layout is skewed too after a WordPress update. Lovely. Apologies. Working on it.

 

 

How the UK Security Services Neutralised The Guardian (Declassified)
The Consequences of the Bush-Era Assault on Civil Liberties (Taibbi)
No-Deal Brexit Papers Warn Of Shortages And Riots (BBC)
£8 Billion Bet on No Deal Crash-Out by Boris Johnson’s Leave Backers (Byline)
ECB To Turn Stimulus Taps Back On To Prop Up Ailing Economy (R.)
Ridiculous EU Commissioner Roles Show Why People Hate Brussels Bureaucracy (RT)
Trump Blasts ‘Mr. Tough Guy’ Bolton (Hill)
Three Bolton Aides Resign From Trump White House After His Exit (Hill)
Investors Concerned Over China’s Capital Controls, Lack Of Transparency (SCMP)
The Rich Can’t Get Richer Forever, Can They? (New Yorker)

 

 

Excellent from Declassified on how and why the Guardian started setting up vicious smear campaigns of Assange, Jeremy Corbyn and others.

How the UK Security Services Neutralised The Guardian (Declassified)

On 20 July 2013, GCHQ officials entered The Guardian’s offices at King’s Cross in London, six weeks after the first Snowden-related article had been published. At the request of the government and security services, Guardian deputy editor Paul Johnson, along with two others, spent three hours destroying the laptops containing the Snowden documents. The Guardian staffers, according to one of the newspaper’s reporters, brought “angle-grinders, dremels – drills with revolving bits – and masks”. The reporter added, “The spy agency provided one piece of hi-tech equipment, a ‘degausser’, which destroys magnetic fields and erases data.”

Johnson claims that the destruction of the computers was “purely a symbolic act”, adding that “the government and GCHQ knew, because we had told them, that the material had been taken to the US to be shared with the New York Times. The reporting would go on. The episode hadn’t changed anything.”

Yet the episode did change something. As the D-Notice Committee minutes for November 2013 outlined: “Towards the end of July [as the computers were being destroyed], The Guardian had begun to seek and accept D-Notice advice not to publish certain highly sensitive details and since then the dialogue [with the committee] had been reasonable and improving.” The British security services had carried out more than a “symbolic act”. It was both a show of strength and a clear threat. The Guardian was then the only major newspaper that could be relied upon by whistleblowers in the US and British security bodies to receive and cover their exposures, a situation which posed a challenge to security agencies.

[..] In 2018, however, The Guardian’s attempted vilification of Assange was significantly stepped up. A new string of articles began on 18 May 2018 with one alleging Assange’s “long-standing relationship with RT”, the Russian state broadcaster. The series, which has been closely documented elsewhere, lasted for several months, consistently alleging with little or the most minimal circumstantial evidence that Assange had ties to Russia or the Kremlin. [..] The string of Guardian articles, along with the vilification and smear stories about Assange elsewhere in the British media, helped create the conditions for a deal between Ecuador, the UK and the US to expel Assange from the embassy in April.

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Security Services rule the world.

The Consequences of the Bush-Era Assault on Civil Liberties (Taibbi)

A judge last week ruled the federal government’s Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB), which secretly categorized more than 1 million people as “known or suspected terrorists,” is unconstitutional. Like a number of “War on Terror” reforms instituted in the Bush years, the TSDB’s unconstitutionality was obvious from its inception. Indeed, the very idea that we needed to “take the gloves off” in our post-9/11 “State of Exception” was an original selling point of some of these programs.

The TSDB is cousin to the No-Fly List (a different and more restrictive list ruled unconstitutional in 2014), the Distribution Matrix (the drone assassination program also known as the “Kill List”), the STELLAR WIND warrantless surveillance program, multiple expansions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the broadened use of National Security Letters to obtain private data without warrant, the “Enhanced Interrogation” program the rest of the world calls torture, and countless other War on Terror initiatives that were and are clear violations of the spirit of the constitution.

[..] The Kill List, the TSDB, and all the secret surveillance programs pose the same problem: they exist more or less completely apart from meaningful public oversight. They’re bureaucratic states within states. For instance, part of the PATRIOT Act governing the issue of National Security Letters (NSLs) – by which the FBI can demand that private companies turn over subscriber information, billing records, and other private data – allows the government to place gag orders on recipients of such letters. Because of this, we only have a faint idea of what NSLs look like. In one rare case, a man named Nicholas Merrill balked and sued when his company was issued a National Security Letter. In that case, the government argued that even releasing the existence of the letter would compromise national security.

This is frightening given that a) no courts need to approve the issuance of such letters, and b) the quantity of such demands is massive. Over a ten-year period, the government reportedly issued over 300,000 NSLs, at one point reaching a pace of 60,000 issued per year. The Merrill case in 2015 represented the first time a gag order was lifted on one of these operations. The recent watchlist lawsuit should remind us we’re assassinating, torturing, snooping on, and blacklisting people all over the world, by means of a continually expanding federal bureaucracy that exists outside of any specific mission, and refuses to recognize the oversight authority of courts or congress.

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They’re ignoring Parliament. Risky strategy. Especially since a first court has now declared prorogation is unlawful. Before Supreme Court next week.

No-Deal Brexit Papers Warn Of Shortages And Riots (BBC)

Riots on the streets, food price rises and reduced medical supplies are real risks of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, a government document has said. Ministers have published details of their Yellowhammer contingency plan, after MPs voted to force its release. It outlines a series of “reasonable worst case assumptions” for the impact of a no-deal Brexit on 31 October. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the paper confirmed the PM “is prepared to punish those who can least afford it”.


Michael Gove, one of Boris Johnson’s senior cabinet colleagues who has been given responsibility for no-deal planning, said “revised assumptions” will be published “in due course alongside a document outlining the mitigations the government has put in place and intends to put in place”. However, ministers have blocked the release of communications between No 10 aides about Parliament’s suspension. Mr Gove said MPs’ request to see e-mails, texts and WhatsApp messages from Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson’s chief aide, and eight other advisers in Downing Street were “unreasonable and disproportionate”. Publishing the information, he added, would “contravene the law” and “offend against basic principles of fairness”.

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“Under the Ministerial Code, Government ministers must have “no actual or perceived conflicts of interest”.

£8 Billion Bet on No Deal Crash-Out by Boris Johnson’s Leave Backers (Byline)

From the financial data publicly available, Byline Times can reveal that currently £4,563,350,000 (£4.6 billion) of aggregate short positions on a ‘no deal’ Brexit have been taken out by hedge funds that directly or indirectly bankrolled Boris Johnson’s leadership campaign. Most of these firms also donated to Vote Leave and took out short positions on the EU Referendum result. The ones which didn’t typically didn’t exist at that time but are invariably connected via directorships to companies that did. Another £3,711,000,000 (£3.7 billion) of these short positions have been taken out by firms that donated to the Vote Leave campaign, but did not donate directly to the Johnson leadership campaign.


Currently, £8,274,350,000 (£8.3 billion) of aggregate short positions has been taken out by hedge funds connected to the Prime Minister and his Vote Leave campaign, run by his advisor Dominic Cummings, on a ‘no deal’ Brexit. Does this £8 billion bet explain why the Prime Minister has said that he would rather “die in a ditch” before asking the EU for an extension? Is it the reason why Johnson is willing to defy the Benn Act that stops a ‘no deal’ Brexit? Is the £8 billion any kind of motivation to prorogue Parliament? Under the Ministerial Code, Government ministers must have “no actual or perceived conflicts of interest”. But what could be a bigger conflict of interest than those bankrolling the Prime Minister also having a vast financial interest in a catastrophe for Britain?

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How big will Draghi be?

ECB To Turn Stimulus Taps Back On To Prop Up Ailing Economy (R.)

The European Central Bank is set to unveil fresh stimulus measures on Thursday to prop up the ailing euro zone economy, but its exact moves are far from certain and a decision that underwhelms markets risks pushing up borrowing costs. With other major central banks easing monetary policy, Germany at risk of falling into recession and inflation expectations sliding, ECB President Mario Draghi has all but promised more support, putting all of the bank’s remaining tools in play. However Draghi, who hands over the leadership of the central bank to Christine Lagarde at the end of October, will face push back from more conservative members of his Governing Council.


Some policymakers have voiced concerted, public opposition to more radical stimulus measures, particularly the restarting of bond purchases, known as quantitative easing. Also, Draghi’s dovish talk has raised investors’ expectations so high that it will be difficult to fully deliver on them, leaving the ECB at risk of disappointing. This could see market interest rates increase, rather than fall. While the ECB has a wide range of policy instruments at its disposal, each comes with complications, from questionable efficacy and big side effects.

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No, seriously, they have a “Commissioner for Protecting our European Way of Life”

Ridiculous EU Commissioner Roles Show Why People Hate Brussels Bureaucracy (RT)

Ursula von der Leyen has unveiled her new team of EU Commissioners. Their job descriptions and responsibilities are nebulous, oddly overlapping and bound to cause confusion. This is European bureaucracy at its worst.
Most Europeans pay scant attention to the detailed inner workings of Brussels politics, precisely because of the bewildering nature of its bloated bureaucracy. Von der Leyen, the EU Commission President, has gone and made it worse. The former German defense minister has steered away from traditional ministerial titles and opted for more Orwellian-sounding names – the kind you need to google to decipher what they actually mean.


Instead of getting a commissioner for dealing with defense or foreign policy, for instance, we are getting a “Commissioner for a Stronger Europe in the World.” There will also be a “Commissioner for Inter-institutional Relations and Foresight” who will apparently deal with policy-making and regulation and a “Commissioner for an Economy that Works for People.” It’s all very ‘Ministry of Truth’-esque. One particular title has backfired spectacularly. The “Commissioner for Protecting our European Way of Life” will be dealing, partially, with immigration policy. The name has already been slammed as “fascist,” “grotesque” and, my favorite, an “infelicitous semantic choice” due to the alleged implication that Europeans need to be “protected” from immigrants.

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Riddance. Good.

Trump Blasts ‘Mr. Tough Guy’ Bolton (Hill)

President Trump blasted his former national security adviser John Bolton from the White House on Wednesday, saying he had been fired after making “some very big mistakes” and that he did not get along with others in the administration. In a public rebuke of a top aide that would have been extraordinary before the Trump White House, Trump said Bolton had “set us back” and that the adviser had disagreed with the president on various national security issues. He slammed a mistake Bolton made early in his tenure at the White House when he discussed a “Libyan model” in the context of North Korea — which that country took as a sign that its leadership could meet the fate of former Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi.


While he insisted he had gotten along with the adviser, he also ridiculed Bolton for getting the United States involved in the Iraq War. “So, John is somebody that I actually got along with very well. He made some very big mistakes,” Trump said a day after his abrupt ousting of Bolton. He said the “Libyan model” remark had set back talks with North Korea and was “not a good statement to make.” “And it set us back, and frankly he wanted to do things — not necessarily tougher than me — You know John’s known as a tough guy. He’s so tough he got us into Iraq … but he’s actually somebody I had a very good relationship with. But he wasn’t getting along with people in the administration that I consider very important.”


Bolton to spend more time with his family

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What kind of job is that anyway?

Three Bolton Aides Resign From Trump White House After His Exit (Hill)

Three aides to national security adviser John Bolton are resigning from the White House a day after news broke of Bolton’s high-profile departure from the Trump administration, Reuters reported. According to the news agency, the White House received resignations on Wednesday from the trio of staffers, who have reportedly worked with Bolton for years: Bolton’s former spokesman, Garrett Marquis; his former communications director, Sarah Tinsley; and Christine Samuelian, who served as Bolton’s scheduler. Marquis said in a statement obtained by Reuters Wednesday that “it was an honor to serve my country, and I wish the president and the administration success moving forward.”


The Hill has not yet confirmed the departures with the White House. The departures came a day after Trump announced that he had fired Bolton via Twitter, citing disagreements they had over “many of his suggestions.” “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning,” Trump said in a pair of tweets on Tuesday morning.

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If you can’t get your money out, why invest?

Investors Concerned Over China’s Capital Controls, Lack Of Transparency (SCMP)

China’s biggest investment fair was intended to project the image that the country is fully open for business, but instead it has been dominated by foreign firms complaining that local governments are still making it a difficult place to operate. Delegates in Xiamen this week suggested that local governments are ignoring advice from Beijing as it aims to increase market access and level the playing field with domestic companies, meaning that the implementation of reforms to make it easier for foreign firms to operate in China still have not gone far enough. As it undergoes pressures caused in the most part by the trade war with the United States, Beijing is redoubling its efforts to woo investment by lavishing promises of fair treatment on foreign investors and giving VIP treatment to the likes of Telsa CEO Elon Musk.

But capital controls that restrict the flow of money into and out of the country, as well as lack of transparency in the bidding processes involving local governments, were among specific concerns raised during a panel discussion at the annual China International Fair for Investment and Trade. “In the past, when it comes to tenders and bidding, everyone would immediately turn to the company identity. This happened very often. This is a foreign company, that is a state company and this is a private company,” said Wang Jie, vice-president of Schneider Electric China, which manufactures and distributes electrical components. “Sometimes it’s not explicit, but it would be like, ‘This is an important project, maybe it isn’t appropriate for a foreign company.’”

[..] Zhou Bing, vice-president for Dell Greater China, said that it is important to have more flexibility in cross-border capital flows to boost trade, with China currently maintaining strict controls that can effectively shut off outflows. This can prove to be a major disadvantage for overseas investors who want to know that they can transfer their money out of China after it has been invested. “We are a typical company in the processing trade business here,” said Zhou, referring to a company that imports components into China to assemble them into finished goods before being exported. “So, it means there’s massive amount of capital flowing in and out [of China]. Right now, it’s still relatively smooth, but in the long term, do we want to keep our capital in China, do we keep our profit in China? It depends on how open the policy is.”

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It’s not just America, the whole world should think this over. Inequality doesn’t last.

The Rich Can’t Get Richer Forever, Can They? (New Yorker)

In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville, at the age of twenty-five, was sent by France’s Ministry of Justice to study the American penal system. He spent ten months in the United States, dutifully visiting prisons and meeting hundreds of people, including President Andrew Jackson and his predecessor, John Quincy Adams. On his return to France, he wrote a book about his observations, “Democracy in America,” the first volume of which was published in 1835. Many of the observations have weathered well (he noted, for instance, how American individualism coexisted with conformism). Others have not. For example, Tocqueville, who was the youngest son of a count, was deeply impressed by how equal the economic conditions in the United States were. It was, at the time, an accurate assessment.


The United States was the world’s most egalitarian society. Wages in the young nation were higher than in Europe, and land in the West was abundant and cheap. There were rich people, but they weren’t super-rich, like European aristocrats. According to “Unequal Gains: American Growth and Inequality Since 1700,” by the economic historians Peter H. Lindert and Jeffrey G. Williamson, the share of national income going to the richest one per cent of the population was more than twenty per cent in Britain but below ten per cent in America. The prevailing ideology of the country favored equality (though, to be sure, only for whites); Americans were proud that there was a relatively small gap between rich and poor. “Can any condition of society be more desirable than this?” Thomas Jefferson bragged to a friend.

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    Joan Miro Montroig, la iglesia y el pueblo 1918   • How the UK Security Services Neutralised The Guardian (Declassified) • The Consequences of th
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle September 12 2019]

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    V. Arnold
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    Joan Miro Montroig, la iglesia y el pueblo 1918

    Love the Miro; the rest?
    Not so much.

    …and now the site layout is skewed too after a WordPress update.

    Pretty much ok on this end…

    #49823

    Most is restored, but the right hand sidebar has disappeared and is now part of the left hand one, just like top space and bottom space.

    Also, the whole log in window is AWOL. Can’t log in to my own site on my phone. And I only can on my laptop because it remembers. Phone apparently does not.

    But much better than last night.

    #49825

    Guys/girls

    I know there are still issues with the site, though it’s much better than last night. From what I can gather, but I’m not a techie, WordPress did a grand update and never told us.

    One big thing I saw early one is that the log-in window is gone. I can access my own site on my MacBook only because Chrome remembers. On my iPhone, I’m not so lucky, there I can’t log in and comment on any browser.

    We’ll work on that too.

    And again, apologies for all these mishaps.

    TAE doesn’t have a huge tech team waiting in the shadows, we have a few people who are very nice and don’t ask for anything. But by all means, donate to the site so we can rectify that situation. So we can become a real outlet. Times are-a-changing, and running TAE on ads alone is a dead idea. We need support from our readers now. Simple as that.

    #49826

    We’re back, all back! Danny’s my Man!

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    sensato
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    To get to a login screen, just go the URL http://www.theautomaticearth.com/login

    #49828

    Rototillerman
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    One welcome feature that has returned: the article summaries on the main page have a direct link and count of the number of comments again. Yay!

    #49831

    John Day
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    Third try to post after logging in…
    http://www.johndayblog.com/2019/09/the-longer-wars.html

    Foreknowledge of the WTC-7 collapse is one of the sloppiest points in the sloppy cover-up of the events of 9/11/01.
    Everybody on the street was told for an hour before the 5:20 PM collapse to get away, that the building would be brought down soon.
    “The Lehman Building” was announced as having already collapsed on BBC news, as it still stood in the window in the background.
    “Lucky Larry” Silverstein spun on camera that the Fire Department told him WTC-7 was a goner and he told them to “go ahead and pull it” (demolish). There is camera footage of firemen telling people the building would soon come down, to get away.
    On 9/8/19 I posted the story about the U. Alaska, Fairbanks study that basically found that nothing but controlled demolition could have done it.
    That’s always been the case. The top of WTC-7 hit the ground in freefall time.
    A basketball dropped from that roof at the same moment would have tied hitting the same ground.

    9/11 Truth: Foreknowledge of WTC 7’s Collapse

    Mass Media Purges always align with imperial interests, because it is a global corporate empire, without real lines between the CIA, NSA, Google, Facebook, Mossad and Wall Street. (It’s perfect, really, and shall remain perfect until we all die in our isolated solitary confinement.)
    Sister Caitlin in Oz has the story, until she gets deplatformed again.
    There is a Democratic Debate tonight. I should probably get bounced when I send this out today. It’s an experiment.

    Have You Noticed How Social Media Purges Always Align With The US Empire?

    Matt Taibbi has this (brave judge should not fly in small planes now)
    ​ ​A judge last week ruled the federal government’s Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB), which secretly categorized more than 1 million people as “known or suspected terrorists,” is unconstitutional.
    ​ ​Like a number of “War on Terror” reforms instituted in the Bush years, the TSDB’s unconstitutionality was obvious from its inception. Indeed, the very idea that we needed to “take the gloves off” in our post-9/11 “State of Exception” was an original selling point of some of these programs.
    ​ ​The TSDB is cousin to the No-Fly List (a different and more restrictive list ruled unconstitutional in 2014), the Distribution Matrix (the drone assassination program also known as the “Kill List”), the STELLAR WIND warrantless surveillance program, multiple expansions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the broadened use of National Security Letters to obtain private data without warrant, the “Enhanced Interrogation” program the rest of the world calls torture, and countless other War on Terror initiatives that were and are clear violations of the spirit of the constitution.

    We’re Only Beginning to See the Consequences of the Bush-Era Assault on Civil Liberties

    Today’s hot rumor is that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo might serve both as as National Security Adviser, and as Secretary of State, as did Henry Kissinger. Other candidates for Bolton’s vacancy are also discussed.
    This will be another signal regarding US foreign policy and sincerity of negotiation overtures going forward.
    Bolton was always a genocide-first kind of guy.
    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/09/mike-pompeo-replace-john-bolton-nsc

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    Dr. D
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    Well WordPress got the Comment line back on, so that’s good.

    So another bright and lovely day for surrender. Who should we surrender to today? Ah, nevermind: doesn’t matter. The first person who asks.

    “How the UK Security Services Neutralised The Guardian (Declassified)”

    “The Guardian: Father of Lies™” Or are they the servant of the father of lies?

    Well I still buy them every day, because why buy a paper unless you know every word in it is untrue? That’s their business model, and it’s going well.

    “The Consequences of the Bush-Era Assault on Civil Liberties (Taibbi)”

    The Bush era? Taibbi, you’re 8 years behind the times. More like 14. But it’s nice people noticed. I told them at the time and they said the FBI and CIA would NEVER wiretap Congressmen and Presidential candidates and run a hidden secret government akin to the KGB. Obviously that’s crazy although that has happened Every. Single. Time. in history, ever. Nope, won’t happen, didn’t happen, and today it still hasn’t happened. Just ask Brennan who works for NBC, and McCabe who works for CNN. They wouldn’t lie to you! They just retract every story for being false a day after publishing it. Accidentally. All in the same direction.

    But hey, they’re still alive, so today is another chance to arrest and indict Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Chertoff, Wolfowitz, Feith, Yoo, Kagan, Kristol, Bolton, oh and Mueller, who with yet more lies from his master helped it all along.

    Waiting. Patter patter, up and at ‘er. Mr. Law and Order seems to be a little slow off the starting line.

    Still, always a good day to get up and report on all the many, many, MANY illegal, unconstitutional (but I repeat myself) programs that we have on the list to be erased and all their proponents jailed. Maybe Taibbi can send a special memo of the names to the sleepy Justice Department so they can all arrest themselves.

    “a first court has now declared prorogation is unlawful”

    Arrest the Queen, I guess. She’s the one who approved it. But as we see all over, courts do whatever they feel like. Judges are essentially unelected, unaccountable, unremovable voters, superdelegates who overrule Legislators and Executors at will.

    “Under the Ministerial Code, Government ministers must have “no actual or perceived conflicts of interest”.

    Nice sentiment, but impossible, although making an Irish bet on it is clearly egregious. The only way this could work is if you always vote AGAINST your own interests. If you’re a businessman, you have to vote straight-line anti-business. If you’re an environmentalist, you have to vote to defund ecological incentives, if you’re Socialist, you have to vote against your interests in killing 45 million people. (Sorry, NY Times post yesterday, “Falling in love with Mao all over again”), etc. Clearly, that’s unworkable and not the intent. Similar to the constant barrage on “emoluments” act. So Americans, Federal Employees, are not ALLOWED to stay at Trump Hotels? It’s illegal for a private citizen to buy a private service? George Washington was not ALLOWED to sell tobacco from Mt. Vernon to Britain or Spain because he would profit by his advertising exposure? Er, no. …The outcome would be that only men who never worked a day in their lives, had always and only ever worked in government, would be eligible for office, which is exactly what they want. Idiot bureaucrats who follow orders and never worked a day in their life. As a businessman, you have to burn down your business, sell all your assets to the wind, and unemploy everyone before you can even RUN for office. …I don’t think that’s what they mean. But expressed this way, there is no legal or logical difference.

    Moving on to lies and constant lies, “Nothing but Lies Cover to Cover™” what does connected mean? They said Styx was “connected” to Nazis because he once interviewed Richard Spenser…who even himself isn’t even a Nazi, but whose views are nearby. So clearly CNN is a Nazi supporter because they just had Spenser on too. So are they “connected” if Cummings is a member of the same golf club? If it’s his estranged brother-in-law? Or do we need some actual “connections”? If so, maybe they would like to name one of them? You know, like “reporting”, with facts? Who, what, where, when, why? Sure, probably happened, but honestly…

    As for the letter, we naturally investigate “Leave”, but forget to investigate the dozens of (foreign) billionaires who contributed millions to “Stay.” ‘Cause our friends, ‘natch. They’re on the side of the angels, so whatever they do is right. Politics as usual. My side right or wrong. For 10,000 years.

    “the country favored equality (though, to be sure, only for whites)”

    Nope. Can never resist. Can’t stop apologizing for when Ogg hit Grogg with a rock. So Mr. Ahamed, what was “White” in 1800? Not Irish. Not even Celtic. Not Polish. Not Italian. Not Spanish. Not Slavic. Certainly not Jewish. In fact, that definition of “white” as being wildly narrower than one’s skin color is the same one used by the Nazis a full 200 years later: Hitler didn’t even like Italians, who were too “latin.” That is, the “Master Race” wasn’t “White”, they were the children of a very certain race from near Iran, “Aryan”. Thus, the “Caucasians” from the “Caucus”, i.e. Iran and Kazakhstan. And P.S., as occultists, they actually meant the children of the fallen angels from Mt. Hermon. No really. And not Europeans and not English.

    Second, young America was astonishingly cosmopolitan. All these people who were Caribbean, Spanish, German, Moroccan, African and were in the North, and to some extent even the South back then, were free men. As free men, over 21, with property, they had the same legal rights as any other “white” citizen – who weren’t “white” anyway, but a narrow subset. –The real problem they had were Lords and Magistrates, the rich and poor, as seen in the “Writs of Assistance.” So how now “only whites”? First, whites as we define them now did not exist, second, if you weren’t “white” by any definition, even modern ones, half the U.S. didn’t legally care. Ask Alexander Hamilton, John Laurens, or John Adams. Third, a sizeable portion of (pre-Revolutionary) whites WERE slaves. 7-year Indentured Servants, transported convicts like Australia, and escapees. I’m sure their equality helped them a lot as they died like rats of malaria in the sugar plantations. Later it was their privilege to die in the Massachusetts Mills or Virginia Coal Mines.

    So how many levels of false have we followed now? 2? 3? 4? Heck, you’re not even “white” today. If you’re white, like Obama, but have a drop of black blood, they call you “black”, but somehow if you have a drop of white blood, like Bob Marley, you’re not called “white”? Why? Why do they persist in this Jefferson Davis belief of “racial contamination”? Isn’t that a nonsensical fake belief reserved for Nazis? And why is this illogical, unscientific racism pandemic on the Left? I just call them “Americans”, a word that has logic and an actual definition. Have been for 300 years, no different now, unless you’re “The New Yorker”. The New Yorker divides and defines people by their skin color instead of, for example, the content of their character, because they’re “Progressive,” same as when they joined with the KKK back in the ‘teens.

    P.S., Hamilton, one of the people he slanders, wasn’t “American” at all. He was West Indian. Which was British. Like Kenya. And India. And England. And Scotland. And Ireland. And the Windrush generation. People, all the same, same, same. So good work Mr. Ahamed, still carrying water for those Lords and Magistrates the rich and powerful Bezos’ and Epsteins’ of the world, by keeping us downtrodden and fighting after all these years.
    Marley

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