Nov 202019
 
 November 20, 2019  Posted by at 7:35 pm Primers Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  7 Responses »
The BIG ONE

Rembrandt van Rijn The resurrection of Christ 1639   Man, I don’t want to do this but I get drawn back in all the time. I haven’t followed the latest episode of the Schiffwives of DC live today, I wasn’t behind my laptop, but I did make a bunch of notes on my phone and mailed them to myself. And all the time I’m thinking: we do remember how this all started, don’t we? Ukrainegate got started on the premise

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Nov 202019
 
 November 20, 2019  Posted by at 10:10 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  14 Responses »
Debt Rattle November 20 2019

Dorothea Lange Miserable poverty. Elm Grove, Oklahoma County, OK 1936   • Australia’s Westpac Bank Slapped With 23 Million Money Laundering Breaches (R.) • UN Demands ‘Full Investigation’ After Sweden Drops Assange Rape Probe (RT) • Swedish Decision To Drop Rape Probe Comes Too Late To Help Assange (Szamuely) • Statement For Aaron Swartz Day 2019 (Chelsea Manning ) • Massive ‘Dark-Money’ Group Boosted Democrats In 2018 (Pol.) • Another Congresswoman Lashes Out At The Hill (Pol.) • FBI CItes

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Nov 192019
 
 November 19, 2019  Posted by at 7:09 pm Finance, Primers Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,  18 Responses »
Assange, Nitrogen, Pensions, Solomon

Paul Gauguin Road in Tahiti 1891   I’m getting pissed off about multiple things right now, too many to make them all separate essays. Let’s give it a combined shot: In Holland, the talk of the town is nitrogen emissions. I’d never seen it raised as that kind of problem, but there you go. The government last week decided to lower the max speed limit on highways to 100km (66miles) , from 120-130. Their reasoning was that this would allow

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Nov 192019
 
 November 19, 2019  Posted by at 9:50 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  15 Responses »
Debt Rattle November 19 2019

Pablo Picasso Female bust 1943   • Adam Schiff Validated My Reporting On Ukraine (John Solomon) • The Hill Reviewing John Solomon Articles After Ambassador Refutes Claims (ZH) • Trump’s Ukraine Scandal Rooted In Fear Of Biden (Hill) • Ukraine MP Says Burisma Financed Clinton Campaign With $10M Unmarked Cash (CDM) • House Investigating Whether Trump Lied To Mueller (CNN) • Entertaining Questions (Jim Kunstler) • Hong Kong Anti-Mask Law Ruled Unconstitutional By High Court (SCMP) • China Says Hong

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Nov 182019
 
 November 18, 2019  Posted by at 9:54 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  28 Responses »
Debt Rattle November 18 2019

Salvador Dali Cubist self portrait 1926   • Leaked Report Concludes Russia May Have Influenced Brexit Vote (AP) • Hong Kong Police Storm Into University After Violent Standoff (ZH) • Another Chapter in the Democrats’ 2020 Clown Car Disaster (Taibbi) • Morrison Told Schiff Panel: Nothing Improper During Trump-Zelensky Call (ZH) • In Trump-Nixon Impeachment Comparison, Pelosi Raises Specter Of Resignation (R.) • Pelosi: Trump’s Conduct Is ‘So Much Worse’ Than Nixon’s (NBC) • About Trump (Sylvain Laforest ) •

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Nov 172019
 
Debt Rattle November 17 2019

Pablo Picasso Chair 1942   • Ex-NSC Official Claims Sondland Said He Was Directed By Trump On Ukraine (CNN) • Prince Andrew Denies Sex With 17 Year Old, Says He Was At Pizza Express (Ind.) • High-Stakes Gamble On TV Interview Over Epstein Backfires On Prince Andrew (G.) • Boeing Pressures FAA To Re-Approve 737 MAX, Staff Beg Not To Fly In It (BI) • Macron Plays Fox in the EU Hen House (Spiegel) • Saudi Aramco IPO Set To

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Nov 162019
 
 November 16, 2019  Posted by at 9:45 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,  4 Responses »
Debt Rattle November 16 2019

Pablo Picasso Coffee maker 1943   • The Brennan Dossier: All About a Prime Mover of Russiagate (Maté) • The Deep State’s Deep State Department (Kunstler) • Dems Switched From “Quid Pro Quo” To “Bribery” Because Of A Focus Group (HA) • Bloomberg To Spend $100m On Anti-Trump Ads In Battleground States (Hill) • Obama Cautions 2020 Hopefuls Against Going Too Far Left (Hill) • Obama Left An Ambassador to Die (PJMedia) • When Did Ukraine Become a ‘Critical Ally’?

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Nov 152019
 
The Shallow State

Johannes Vermeer View of Delft 1660-61   Roger Stone convicted on all counts. I’m reading through them and see WikiLeaks all over. And yes, he may have been lying about all sorts of things, his contacts with Randy Credico, what he knew when etc etc. But one thing must again be made clear: Stone never had any direct contact with Assange, let alone in some plot to release information that could damage Hillary Clinton. We can be sure of that

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Nov 152019
 
Debt Rattle November 15 2019

Pablo Picasso Coffee maker 1943   • Pelosi Adds A New Element – Bribery – (CNN) • ‘Evidence Of Bribery’: Pelosi Comments On Impeachment Hearing • US Envoy Sondland Did Not Link Biden Probe To Aid: Ukraine Minister (R.) • Adam Schiff Will Be Called as Witness in Senate Impeachment Trial: Graham (ET) • Fox Prime Time Stars Tell Trump Impeachment Hearings Disaster For Dems (CNN) • Will China Disrupt The Monetary System With A Cryptocurrency? (Lacalle) • Public Figures:

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Nov 142019
 
 November 14, 2019  Posted by at 1:30 pm Primers Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,  21 Responses »
Hearsay, Your Honor!

Rembrandt van Rijn Jeremiah lamenting the destruction of Jerusalem 1630   Watching Day 1 yesterday of the impeachment inquiry that isn’t one, I was thinking about an old children’s game, which is just as useful for adults, in which, in a wide circle of persons, no. 1 tells no. 2 a story, no. 2 tells no. 3, and so forth. If the total numbers of persons in the circle is large enough, it’s certain that the story, if it has

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