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Salvador Dali Pianc 1919

 

Tulsi Gabbard Qualifies For Fourth Presidential Debate (Hill)
Tulsi Gabbard Refuses To Join Fellow Democrats’ Calls For Impeachment (ZH)
Why The House Democratic Caucus Moved So Rapidly Toward Impeachment (Grim)
Senate GOP Vows To Quash Impeachment Articles (Hill)
Trump Team Brushes Off Impeachment Inquiry, Raises Cash (R.)
As Democrats Begin Trump Impeachment, Michael Flynn Case May Be Imploding (RT)
UK Supreme Court Rules Prorogation “Unlawful, Void And Of No Effect” (G.)
Boeing To Pay Bereaved 737 Families $144,500 Each (BBC)
French Investigators Search Jeffrey Epstein’s Luxury Paris Apartment (AFP)
Bitcoin Plummets, Down 35% Since Early August (R.)
German Lawmakers Warn Greta Thunberg’s Activism Threatens Rational Debate (RT)
‘Radical’ Greta Thunberg ‘Antagonizes Our Societies’, Macron Says (RT)

 

 

How about if they don’t give her any speaking time?

Tulsi Gabbard Qualifies For Fourth Presidential Debate (Hill)

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) became the 12th Democratic presidential candidate to qualify for the party’s October primary debate on Tuesday after a new poll showed her with 2 percent support in New Hampshire. To qualify for the October debate, candidates have to collect contributions from 130,000 unique donors and register at least 2 percent in four Democratic National Committee-approval polls. Gabbard met the donor benchmark weeks ago but has struggled to notch enough support in a fourth poll to put her over the polling threshold.


That changed on Tuesday after a Monmouth University poll showed the Hawaii congresswoman with 2 percent support among registered New Hampshire Democrats and unaffiliated voters who are likely to vote in the crucial first-in-the-nation primary on Feb. 11. Gabbard is the 12th presidential candidate to make the cut for the fourth primary debate, which is slated to be held in Westerville, Ohio, on Oct. 15. Other candidates have until Oct. 1 to qualify for the event. Only one other candidate, best-selling author Marianne Williamson, is relatively close to qualifying for the fourth debate. She has already surpassed the 130,000-donor threshold but needs to register at 2 percent or higher in at least three more qualifying polls.

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One sane voice: ” terribly divisive for the country “.

Tulsi Gabbard Refuses To Join Fellow Democrats’ Calls For Impeachment (ZH)

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) is certainly the most interesting and ‘outside-the-establishment-box’ candidate on the Democrat side running for president — a “Ron Paul of the Left” of sorts given her outspoken criticism of US regime change wars and standing against foreign policy adventurism as her central message. She even once met in 2016 with then President-elect Trump to discuss Syria policy and non-interventionism at a private meeting at Trump Tower just ahead of his being sworn into office, after which she said both agreed to resist “the drumbeats of war [on Syria] that neocons have been beating to drag us into an escalation…”.

And now she’s resisting calls for Trump to be impeached, saying it would be “terribly divisive”. She told “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday that she’ll remain consistent to her message that the road to 2020 can only be found in a clear victory and mandate, saying it’s for “the American people… making that decision” of who is in the White House, not impeachment. “I believe that impeachment at this juncture would be terribly divisive for the country at a time when we are already extremely divided. The hyperpartisanship is one of the main things driving our country apart,” Gabbard told host Brian Kilmeade.

Once again showing herself outside of the establishment and its blindly loyal partisan narrative, and perhaps more in-tune with the American public, she’s further setting herself apart from her main Democratic rivals and the presidential nominee front-runners on this one. “I think it’s important to beat Donald Trump, that’s why I’m running for president,” she said. “But I think it’s the American people who need to make their voices heard making that decision.” Top contender Elizabeth Warren, for example, tweeted early Tuesday, “The House must impeach. It must start today.”

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“The seats of upward of 200 Democrats were being put at risk to protect a handful of loud frontliners..”

Why The House Democratic Caucus Moved So Rapidly Toward Impeachment (Grim)

The members without official primary challenges were by no means safe, either, as they might soon draw a challenge unless the trajectory of the politics changed. Freshman Lori Trahan from Massachusetts, for instance, came out for impeachment after Dan Koh, whom she beat in a primary by 147 votes in 2018, called on her to do so, with the clear threat that he may run again. The seats of upward of 200 Democrats were being put at risk to protect a handful of loud frontliners, Raskin argued, and it wasn’t obvious that the strategy was actually protecting them from anything. Grassroots activists were demobilizing, Democrats across the board were facing primary challenges, and somehow, someway, Democrats seemed to be losing, again, to Trump. Something had to give.

[..] The news had landed like a bomb in a Democratic caucus that was already ready to explode. Calls to impeach Trump rained down from the party’s left flank and its presidential candidates. On Friday evening, Democrats were bracing for a backlash back home. “It’s going to be a brutal weekend for a lot of people, especially those who haven’t spoken for impeachment,” one Democrat predicted. Indeed it was. Democrats, including frontliners, spent the weekend furiously texting and calling each other as they worked through how to respond to Trump’s latest lawlessness. “People are pissed,” said another Democrat over the weekend. “Frontliners are pissed! And not even the ‘progressive’ frontliners either.”

Pelosi didn’t seem to understand the shift that was taking place under her feet. Reporter John Harwood asked an aide to Pelosi over the weekend if the news changed her calculus on impeachment and got back the reply: “no. see any GOP votes for it?” Jon Favreau, a speechwriter for President Barack Obama who now serves, from his perch at Pod Save America, as something of a tribune for the volunteer-resistance army that phone banked and door-knocked Democrats into the majority, was apoplectic. “This is insane,” he said. “This is pathetic. This is not what we worked so hard for in 2018.” By Tuesday afternoon, Pelosi was calling for impeachment proceedings to begin.

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“..59 percent of adults nationwide opposed the start of impeachment proceedings..”

Senate GOP Vows To Quash Impeachment Articles (Hill)

Senate Republicans are vowing to quickly quash any articles of impeachment that pass the House and warn that Democrats will feel a political backlash if they go forward and impeach President Trump. Republican senators say there are no grounds to impeach Trump and are daring Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to embark on what they dismiss as a fool’s errand that will turn off swing voters. “My response to them is go hard or go home,” said Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over impeachment. “If you want to impeach him, stop talking. Do it. Do it. Go to Amazon, buy a spine and do it. And let’s get after it.”

“I think the public will feel like it’s more harassment,” he predicted. Republicans say that impeachment will boomerang on Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who have tried to resist pressure from the left to impeach Trump for more than a year. Senate Republican Whip John Thune (S.D.) warned that Democrats are embarking on a politically perilous journey. “It’s a risky strategy on their part. I know they’re under a lot of pressure to do it, but if you’re the leadership over there, you got to think long and hard about what the implications are if it looks like you’re overreaching,” he said.

[..] Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday said articles of impeachment based on the report by former special counsel Robert Mueller would be disposed of quickly in the Senate, reiterating comments he made in May, a month after the report’s release. “Yeah, if it’s based on the Mueller inquiry,” Graham said when asked if he still believes the Senate will quickly quash articles of impeachment. Graham said it’s harder to say how the Senate would handle articles of impeachment based on a whistleblower complaint because little is known about its contents. “Who knows what’s in it,” he said of the Ukraine-related complaint. “I haven’t heard anything. I’m not going to speculate on stuff like that.”

Polls conducted since the start of 2017, when Trump took office, have shown voters consistently oppose impeachment. An NBC News–Wall Street Journal poll conducted in July showed that 50 percent of registered voters nationwide oppose the launch of impeachment hearings, while only 21 percent said they supported the start of hearings. In March, the percentage of voters who opposed impeachment hearings stood at 47 percent, according NBC News–Wall Street Journal polling. An ABC News–Washington Post poll conducted at the end of June and beginning of July found that 59 percent of adults nationwide opposed the start of impeachment proceedings. That number was up from 54 percent in March.

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They saw it coming.

Trump Team Brushes Off Impeachment Inquiry, Raises Cash (R.)

Trump’s re-election campaign raised a quarter of a million dollars in just 15 minutes on Tuesday in the immediate aftermath of House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement about the probe. The president, tweeting from Trump Tower in New York where he launched his 2016 campaign for the White House, blasted out a video shortly after she finished that highlighted how Democrats had talked about pushing him out for 2-1/2 years. Far from exuding an aura of concern that might accompany the disclosure that a president faced formal efforts to remove him from power, Trump’s advisers appeared full of bravado and almost pleased by the news. “We had a lot of things prepared just in case the Democrats were, in fact, that stupid.


And in fact, they were,” said Tim Murtaugh, the Trump campaign’s communications director, reacting to the impeachment process and disclosing the campaign’s early cash haul. “So we’re probably going to have a tremendous fundraising surge. We think that this gets the president just that much closer to a landslide victory.” The campaign prepared the video Trump tweeted some six weeks ago, he said, long before the latest controversy over his call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in July. [..] Trump, who in a tweet after Pelosi’s announcement, labeled the probe “Witch Hunt garbage,” also appeared to embrace the argument that the impeachment effort could help his 2020 prospects. “They all say that’s a positive for me, for the election,” Trump told reporters in New York. “But the good news is, the voters get it. This is why they say it’s good for the election. But you know what? It’s bad for the country.”

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“Powell also called Schiff’s demand “theatrical” and accused the Russiagate-promoting congressman of “disregard for propriety, professionalism, prior practices and ethics.”

As Democrats Begin Trump Impeachment, Michael Flynn Case May Be Imploding (RT)

Flynn’s case is still pending, but the prosecutors just suffered a major setback. On Tuesday, Judge Anthony Trenga in the Eastern District of Virginia threw out the jury conviction of his business partner Bijan Rafiekian, saying that the government “failed to offer substantial evidence” he acted as a foreign agent of Turkey. “The evidence was insufficient as a matter of law for the jury to convict Rafiekian,” Trenga wrote in his ruling, granting Rafiekian’s motion for acquittal. If the prosecutors successfully appeal the decision, he would have to be tried all over again.

While Flynn was not charged as a co-conspirator in Rafiekian’s case, prosecutors tried to add the claim that he deliberately lied to the government about his company’s violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) to Flynn’s admission of allegedly lying to the FBI about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the US. It was the investigation of Flynn that triggered the special counsel probe, after sacked FBI director James Comey claimed Trump had asked him to “let it go,” thus obstructing justice. nFlynn’s sentencing is still pending, but the Rafiekian decision increases the odds that his own case might be thrown out. The judge in the case is already on record disliking the practice of prosecutors withholding exculpatory evidence – also known as Brady materials – from the defense.

Earlier this month, Flynn’s lawyers demanded this evidence, and argued that the entire case should be thrown out because of prosecutorial misconduct. Meanwhile, Flynn has invoked his Fifth Amendment rights to decline testimony before the House Intelligence Committee. Flynn will “not appear before your committee on September 25, 2019 to be paraded, harassed or disparaged for doing so,” his attorney Sidney Powell said in a letter to chairman Adam Schiff (D-California) on Monday. Powell also called Schiff’s demand “theatrical” and accused the Russiagate-promoting congressman of “disregard for propriety, professionalism, prior practices and ethics.”

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If he doesn’t resign, why?

UK Supreme Court Rules Prorogation “Unlawful, Void And Of No Effect” (G.)

A humiliated Boris Johnson has been forced to cut short a set-piece visit to New York and fly back to face furious MPs, after his decision to shut down parliament was dramatically quashed by the supreme court. After Lady Hale delivered a crushing unanimous verdict in which she said Johnson’s advice to the Queen to suspend parliament was, “unlawful, void and of no effect”, the prime minister struck a defiant tone. “Let’s be absolutely clear that we respect the judiciary in our country and we respect the court. I disagree profoundly with what they had to say,” he said, before pressing ahead with a planned speech on the business links between the UK and the US. But a No 10 source criticised the 11 supreme court judges, saying they had made “a serious mistake in extending its reach to these political matters.”


The leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, who travelled to Balmoral to formalise the decision to suspend parliament with the Queen, reportedly told colleagues on a cabinet conference call that the supreme court judgment was a “constitutional coup”. Opposition MPs are determined to force Johnson to face questions in parliament, after the Speaker, John Bercow, announced from College Green in Westminster that the House of Commons would reconvene on Wednesday morning. Jeremy Corbyn was consulting with fellow opposition leaders on Tuesday evening about how to exert maximum pressure on the prime minister and ensure he cannot escape the legal obligation set out in the Benn bill to delay Brexit if he hasn’t passed a deal by 19 October.

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The gall.

Boeing To Pay Bereaved 737 Families $144,500 Each (BBC)

Families who lost relatives in fatal Boeing 737 Max air crashes are set to receive about $144,500 (£116,200) each from the company. The money comes from a $50m financial assistance fund, which Boeing announced in July. The fund has started accepting claims, which must be submitted before 2020. Lawyers for the victims’ families, many of whom are pursuing the company in court, have dismissed the fund as a publicity stunt. “$144,000 doesn’t come close to compensating any of our families or any of the families,” said Nomaan Husain, a Texas-based attorney who is representing 15 families. “This is not something that is going to satisfy the families. The families really want answers.”


The 737 Max has been grounded since March, as investigators evaluate the airplane’s safety following fatal crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, which claimed the lives of more than 340 people. Boeing in July pledged $100m to families and communities affected by the crashes. The company later said half would be reserved for direct payments to families, with the other half set aside for education and development programmes in affected communities. Robert A Clifford, lead counsel for the Ethiopian Airlines 302 litigation, said the lack of detail at the time of the initial announcement suggested Boeing saw it primarily as a way to divert attention from the safety questions.

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Six weeks after his death, what do you think will still be there?

French Investigators Search Jeffrey Epstein’s Luxury Paris Apartment (AFP)

French investigators searched disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein’s luxury Paris apartment on Tuesday, deepening a probe into allegations that the sex offender procured young women to abuse in France. Epstein, who was arrested in New York in July on charges of trafficking underage girls for sex, was found hanged in his New York jail cell on August 10 while awaiting trial over abuses involving girls at his Palm Beach home and on his private island in the Caribbean. But his ownership of an apartment in the heart of upmarket Paris and allegations from women who say they were abused in France prompted French prosecutors to open their own criminal probe last month.


Epstein’s flat on Avenue Foch near the Champs-Elysees — one of the world’s most exclusive addresses — was scoured for evidence from Monday afternoon to the early morning hours of Tuesday, a source close to the probe told AFP. A week earlier, investigators searched the nearby headquarters of Karin Models, an agency founded in 1978 by Epstein associate Jean-Luc Brunel, himself accused in American court documents of rape and of procuring young girls for his friend. [..] Last month, the investigation officially spilled over from the US to France when the Paris prosecutor’s office opened its own inquiry into claims of rape and sex abuse, including of minors. The investigation focuses on potential crimes committed against French victims in France as well as abroad, and on suspects who are French citizens, the Paris prosecutor said.

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But the New York Stock Exchange wants a piece of the action.

Bitcoin Plummets, Down 35% Since Early August (R.)

Bitcoin dropped around 15% against the U.S. dollar in late trading on Tuesday, hitting a 3-1/2-month low, with some analysts ascribing the weakness to investors’ lukewarm reception to the launch of Bakkt’s bitcoin futures on Monday. Bakkt, a cryptocurrency platform affiliated with the Intercontinental Exchange Inc (ICE.N), listed the new Bakkt Bitcoin futures contracts on Monday. But volume was underwhelming, analysts said. ICE is owned by the New York Stock Exchange. The largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization was last down 12.86% at $8,436. Earlier, it hit $7,998, the lowest since mid-June. Bitcoin has been on a downtrend in recent weeks. Since early August, it has plunged about 35%.

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What you get by pushing a vulnerable child forward all the time.

German Lawmakers Warn Greta Thunberg’s Activism Threatens Rational Debate (RT)

Greta Thunberg’s highly emotional approach to climate change activism threatens level-headed debate on the subject, German lawmakers have cautioned. In a provocative speech at the UNGA Climate Action Summit on Monday, 16-year-old Thunberg accused world leaders of stealing her “dreams” and her “childhood” by not doing enough to combat climate change. “We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!” she sermonized. The headline-grabbing Swedish activist also filed a formal complaint at the UN against Germany, France, Brazil, Argentina, and Turkey for failing to do enough to safeguard the environment for future generations.


While her performance at the UN received accolades from Germany’s left-wing parties, conservative lawmakers raised alarm over Thunberg’s incendiary approach. MP Roderich Kiesewetter, a member of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), said that Thunberg was attempting to bully those who seek respectful, fact-based dialogue about environmental issues. “Anyone who wants to argue rationally is already discredited from the outset,” he wrote, adding that objectivity was being thrown out the window. Another CDU deputy, Jana Schimke, accused Thunberg of spreading “incipient mass hysteria.” Gerd Müller, the minister of economic cooperation and development, noted in response to the activist’s fighting words that “climate protection does not start with Greta Thunberg.”

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They’re playing off her, that’s what you get. It’s not about the topic, it’s about her.

‘Radical’ Greta Thunberg ‘Antagonizes Our Societies’, Macron Says (RT)

French President Emmanuel Macron did not hide his frustration with Greta Thunberg’s furious attack on world leaders – himself included – at the UN, displaying a change of heart since hosting her last year. The environmental activist had a productive day at the UN on Monday, berating the delegates for “betraying young people” through their inaction in tackling the climate crisis. She also added a legal complaint to her itinerary, pressuring five countries, including France, to get back on track with the emissions goals they decided on in the 2015 Paris Agreement. Speaking with Europe 1 radio, Macron denounced the 16-year-old’s “radical” stance which, he says, erodes common ground in the battle against climate change.


The French president, who hosted Thunberg at the Elysée Palace less than a year ago, said it would be more productive to aim the gun of her rhetoric at nations who stand aside while the world tries to solve the climate problem. He was referring to Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Estonia, which prevented the EU from adopting a pledge to cut carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. Their rendezvous in February lasted for nearly two hours and was documented in photos with Macron hugging the activist paternally. The French president recalled the meeting in May, praising the girl’s energy and efforts in a tweet. [..] The teenage campaigner is also known for her position against air travel, spearheading the ‘flight shame movement.’ She made it to New York after a 15-day voyage in a sailboat across the Atlantic.

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She’s right, she should be in school, not paraded around the world. This picture is just scary.

 

 

 

 

 

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    Salvador Dali Pianc 1919   • Tulsi Gabbard Qualifies For Fourth Presidential Debate (Hill) • Tulsi Gabbard Refuses To Join Fellow Democrats’ Call
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle September 25 2019]

    #50093

    V. Arnold
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    Salvador Dali Pianc 1919
    Great painting; but! WTF does Pianc mean??

    As to the rest? I’m pretty sure I no longer give 1 shit!
    I know; it’s so selfish of me…
    I’m so far,figuratively and literally, from all this swampish soup of shit, why should I care?
    Most humans, by my reckoning, couldn’t care less about much of anything I/we care about.
    Plus, I see the steady movement forward to oblivion; so, let it come…fuck all and everything…
    Gaia will survive; and that’s all that matters……………..

    #50094

    Dr. D
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    “..59 percent of adults nationwide opposed the start of impeachment proceedings..”

    Sigh. This is so easy I feel like it must be an ambush from the Left somehow. They are ignoring real people’s issues going face-into an election, getting distracted, no policy like Medicare-for-all accomplished, not hammering Trump on wars in Yemen, etc, and running a do-over of 2016 RussiaRussiaRussia against every will of the people. Because Twitter, I guess?

    Now rumor has it DoJ is indicting Comey, McCabe Thursday so they need some enormous news event to push that off, and Clinton is being methodically chewed up by the piranhas at Judicial Watch, but when your enemy comes out, and says, on camera, in public, “By God I can only hope and pray you impeach on the same thing Joe Biden did, without evidence, without a transcript, with a partisan Deep State Whistleblower, so we can smash front-runner Biden on HIS selling of Justice for Russia (aka Ukraine, apparently no one can tell the difference), and leave the Democratic Party in tatters,” then maybe you should think twice and listen a little?

    The people don’t want this. They don’t want a do-over of 2016. They want policy answers and are p—–d. They’re openly flipping to Trump everywhere, as he gains with minorities and in blue districts, takes all the gun-owning Union Democrats that we-already-know-he-won in 2016. And their answer is? More do-overs, more media, more vilification, more accusations, more impeachment, more Russia. More war, more abandonment of the working class, more undermining of American traditions and values, more attacks on families, less policy. It’s supernatural. I can’t believe I’m seeing this strategy. It’s like watching someone dismember themselves on camera, limb by limb. I don’t want to watch. Get Tulsi, get the working class, get out of the wars and corruptions, go back to being Democrats.

    But okay: don’t say he didn’t warn you. Going against democracy, the insiders attacking every will of the people is just what is happening in Brexit, and it won’t end well there either.

    “I think the public will feel like it’s more harassment,” he predicted.

    Yes. And they, the insiders, are doing the attacking the people are the ones being attacked, everywhere. And like a stone giant, they will shake the dust and push back sometime, and the vile insiders will know what real power feels like. Maybe they already do, since their fruitless chirping is going nowhere already, stopped at every turn, as indictments loom everywhere, and the people haven’t even really got in motion yet.

    “Trump’s re-election campaign raised a quarter of a million dollars in just 15 minutes on Tuesday in the immediate aftermath of House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement about the probe.”

    He also raised $15M in CALIFORNIA, in one DAY, more than California’s Harris had raised in the entire QUARTER. Don’t know what to say, I’m not a fan but his unpopularity seems to be a media illusion. Impeachment – even failed, as a smear – is the only thing they’ve got to slow him down as presently he polls above every Democratic candidate and they can’t take 2020. But that’s not the way: the way is to flip to POPULAR policy, and put that policy under POPULAR candidates. Then you win. …How has it come that I even have to say these things?

    “The evidence was insufficient as a matter of law for the jury to convict Rafiekian,”

    So judges decide for juries now? Hey, why not. In England, they just decided a hundred-year-old custom doesn’t legally exist, and the Queen is a moron too stupid to understand what she’s doing, and so happily reversed it on her behalf without asking. …A pretty average day in judicial land, where Judges both invent laws neither the legislative never thought of and force the executive to enforce the new thing-they-just-made-up.

    “The judge in the case is already on record disliking the practice of prosecutors withholding exculpatory evidence”

    You know, he might dislike this because it’s illegal, a crime, and contrary to every establishment from the Constitution. The State must provide all charges, all witnesses, all evidence – even and especially exculpatory evidence – to the defense to avoid the overwhelming power and advantage of the state railroading the innocent. Yes, I dislike when state prosecutors break their oath of office, become criminals, and commit felonies to illegally convict the innocent to advance their politics and careers too. I hope everyone does. Cue RT for the mildest depiction of the day.

    “UK Supreme Court Rules Prorogation “Unlawful, Void and of No Effect” (G.)”

    I’m curious why they think he should resign. The PM tried ONE THING so far to get through his platform and what he believes is the will of the people. So if anyone EVER fails, even once, they have to go? I can’t describe how ridiculous that sounds. So Clinton should have resigned back when his first initiative of Health Care reform failed? They would never have passed the next 7 years of laws. …Oh wait, I understand: If in a war you lose a single battle, you surrender, because we always, always surrender, to any one, at any time, for any reason.

    When that’s our approach, it’s no wonder the world is run by maniacs with maniacal plans. Stand up like an honest Englishman for your principles and all you believe in. Your fathers didn’t surrender or there’d be no England. You shouldn’t either.

    “Six weeks after his death, what do you think will still be there?”

    Twenty years after his conviction, they finally think they MIGHT look into the open trafficking and serial rapes of hundreds of French girls. Maybe. Not promising anything. Only if it doesn’t incriminate Macron and Sarkozy.

    “Bitcoin Plummets, Down 35% Since Early August (R.)”

    Bitcoin is being attacked by market riggers, just like the riggers in every other market. You know, like the ones being prosecuted at JP Morgan right now? Someone shut off a continent of mining rigs and plummeted the hash rate in coordination with the hypothecated exchanges. But hey, if all these honest, math-verified, trust-engine Libertarians want to trust prices set by criminal exchanges who have less than 1 in 1000 coins they claim to have, then this is what happens. It’s an identical scam to the 50 years of market rigging in precious metals, right down to the dime. They’ll cannonball into any pool on earth because they can make a Satoshi by handing the manipulators the keys to the price setting. …Just like all those honest, hard-money guys in metals. What a bunch of dips. Where do they find them this stupid and credible? OBVIOUSLY if you hand your enemy the deed to your casino, the house will win. SMH.

    But it’ll be back. BTC isn’t going anywhere. They just need to get some coins cheap and get out of their over-leverage on exchanges before the financial system cracks open. Thus the rush.

    “German Lawmakers Warn Greta Thunberg’s Activism Threatens Rational Debate (RT)”

    Scientists have been saying this for a while, that’s how you know it’s not science-based, it’s a religion. Another comment was, when one side feels the need to surrender debate and move to emotional attacks, you can be sure it’s because the opposition has stopped listening. So the emotional attack won’t GET them to listen, either. It radicalizes YOUR base, not theirs, it doesn’t change minds. In that way it’s a losing approach.

    Quite probably they could have got all the buy-in they desired with a Green New Deal that sold technology to advance the nations to a more environmental pattern, retiring old polluting technologies. But that wouldn’t have promoted Eco-Austerity and Green Fascism, the dream of using this crisis to push through Stalin’s dream of International Socialism. Opportunity lost. Both science and environmentalism may lose big, even for a generation, having tried this mowed this oppressive tactic over the population.

    Wish they hadn’t, but we’re going green anyway, because it’s cheaper, better, and faster. Energy costs money, so saving energy saves money. That incentive is relentless.

    I’m sorry for Greta’s unflattering picture. It shows something however: her face is deeply asymmetrical in emotion, which is why it causes a creepy reaction to the average observer. That’s because if the belief isn’t integrated, that is, if it’s only mental, intellectual, as I’m pretty sure it is, then the body has the left and right hemispheres, left and right sides, not match. That to humans is a sign of “falseness”, even if intellectually believed by the person in question. When it’s this “unbalanced” it looks demonic, but at the very least it shows an “unbalanced” person. Which Greta herself says she is. She says she is depressed, panicked, and mentally ill. It’s in her book. That’s in addition to being autistic and/or other. So I’m not attacking her for this, this is simply a fact as spoken by herself.

    However, you get better observations and solutions from relaxed, integrated people, who can see all sides and therefore integrate different parts of human society to cooperate for the greater good. Fredrick Douglass is a good example of this, fighting for something important in a rational way, maybe Richard Feynman, who could calculate with Einstein but lectured with a good-natured, common-sense approach. There are others who could gather people together, and I’m not one of them, but this shows Greta’s approach and Greta’s reaction. Perhaps as a Swedish Homesteader, an off-grid advocate, she could become far more popular, more approachable, with a richer life by using her life as a way of demonstrating what we all can and should do.

    The internet is full of off-grid people, living in vans, in cabins, having gardens, planting trees, growing livestock with their children. The billionaire media ignore them with religious absolutism, and pick Greta instead. Why?

    #50095

    Turfkiller
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    “One sane voice: ” terribly divisive for the country “.”
    That is always what narcissists and their ‘flying monkey’s’ want you to believe that doing the right thing is always the wrong thing.

    #50097

    wwoofbum
    Participant

    “Greta Thunberg’s highly emotional approach to climate change activism threatens level-headed debate on the subject…”

    And just where has “level-headed debate” gotten us so far?

    #50098

    Turfkiller
    Participant

    ‘My advice over the upcoming months with the Impeachment Inquiry is to know what is coming at us. These networks of Bots and Trolls and sites like the Automatic Earth have been built and have been waiting for this. You don’t need to spend any real-time analyzing. Here it’s been obvious for many years.’

    #50100

    The Automatic Earth is waiting for what?

    #50101

    Turfkiller
    Participant

    “Tulsi turns out to be a plant” just went up to 62¢ in betting markets.

    #50102

    zerosum
    Participant

    I’m just an old man with dementia.

    I disagree.

    If the diplomats are talking then they are not fighting. (not doing anything)
    “Gaia will survive; and that’s all that matters……………..”
    • German Lawmakers Warn Greta Thunberg’s Activism Threatens Rational Debate (RT)

    #50106

    Dr. D
    Participant

    “Gaia will survive; and that’s all that matters……………..”

    She’s seen our kind come and go. In a blink she’ll see us, her children, fade again. The only thing we’re saving is ourselves, so we might go about it differently.

    What are you here for?

    #50108

    boscohorowitz
    Participant

    Having trouble posting comments, so I’ll try posting this link to an old blog of mine and see if that works:
    https://9bill.blogspot.com/2019/09/why-pick-greta-thunberg-because-however.html

    #50110

    John Day
    Participant

    http://www.johndayblog.com/2019/09/greta-and-tulsi.html
    Let me return to Greta-the-Threat.
    Greta walked into the UN and pulled back the curtain, showing the man working the levers, and said,
    “You appear to be lying to us and killing our whole planet for short-sighted selfish reasons, which is immature”.
    This did threaten the elite narrative, pushing herd-austerity through carbon-pricing, wage arbitrage and other “market-mechanisms”.
    It also threatens a lot of personal narratives, because it demands immediate, “radical” change, and implies a threat.
    Greta clearly implied a future threat to all vested interests, certainly including us, dear readers.
    This is the seething, angry threat of the young-and-robbed, the threat of pitchforks and mass killings.
    French Revolution, Bolsheviks, Krystallnacht, Cultural Revolution, and Killing Fields come to mind.
    Greta is the first to raise this threat in America, and in the Imperial city of New York, at the United Nations.
    I think belittling her and trying to put her in her place won’t work, because she embodies the core archetypal threat message.
    I also do not think that counter-offers will be made soon, though many must be in consideration at various elite levels.
    The black flag threat of class violence against the elite rulers has been planted on a small hill in new York.
    There it flies.

    #50113

    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    V. Arnold — “Great painting; but! WTF does Pianc mean??”

    I wondered the same thing and found that Es Pianc is a small beach in Spain (visible at the right of center in the photo below).

    Es Pianc beach
    https://www.inspain.org/en/girona/cadaques/beaches/es-pianc/

    #50114

    Dr. D
    Participant

    John Day: the Archdruid had the same impression, although I did not.

    The Dream of a Managed Society

    His thought is, their necessary attempt to create a new [financial] structure [as the old one expires in vertical compounding debt] is failing as everyone begins to see THEY, the rich and entitled are not only wasteful, but the authors of our present problems. They wanted Greta to get their Green Techno Dictatorship through, but instead she’s turning around and pointing at THEM, the rich in the U.N., as being most obvious target. They’re still not clear on this, either side, as Greens feel she attacked the rich, and Libertarians believe she was helping the Rich push through tax policy to attack the poor. Both may be true, as not all players are acting on all information.

    In any case, then your impression of rage at the rich — meaning anyone a dollar richer than I am — and the old — because they made these environmental choices and also tend to have saved wealth for retirement — are well-founded.

    And concerning.

    #50115

    zerosum
    Participant

    I’ll support a wheelchair, walker revolution and borrow the afore mentioned so that I can join the march.
    (If I don’t forget)
    🙂

    #50117

    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    “Greta-the-Threat” sounds about right, judging by the responses she evokes.
    Some other Threats who caught a lot of flak:

    #50125

    V. Arnold
    Participant

    I wondered the same thing and found that Es Pianc is a small beach in Spain (visible at the right of center in the photo below).
    Doc Robinson

    Thanks Doc; looks lovely…

    #50126

    V. Arnold
    Participant

    What are you here for?
    Dr. D

    I have no idea. So, I just live and enjoy the immense beauty of Gaia…

    #50127

    V. Arnold
    Participant

    What are you here for?
    Dr. D

    …or did you mean here at TAE?

    #50129

    V. Arnold
    Participant

    …or did you mean here at TAE?

    If that’s what you’re asking: I’m here because Ilargi’s is a platform of uncensored, free speech; the only one I’m aware of…
    I don’t do any social media venues because most if not all are corrupted. And frankly; worthless blah, blah, blah nonsense.
    Last but not least, Ilargi’s commentary is independent of all other media biases…IMO…

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