Jul 192019
 July 19, 2019  Posted by at 6:52 pm Primers Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,  
How Long is Jeffrey Epstein For This World?

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Gustave Moreau Helen on the Walls of Troy 1885   First of all, I dearly wish I never had to read or write about Jeffrey Epstein again. But I can’t. And going over the reports about him, and watching the videos below (I’m sure there’s a thousand more), I started thinking I don’t see how he can have much longer to live. (Note as always that if you receive this through email, the videos may not show properly. If

Jul 172019
Circus Mueller is Delayed

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Salvador Dali Mme. Reese 1931   The circus will be coming to town a week later, but not to worry, the show will go on longer and there will be many added attractions, including a full troop of 800-pound gorillas and an entire herd of 8000-pound elephants in the room. And once the balancing acts, the clowns and the ferocious beasts pack up and move on, America might find itself without a Democratic Party, or at least one it

Jul 162019
 July 16, 2019  Posted by at 8:19 pm Primers Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Don’t Take The Bait

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Gustave Moreau Orpheus at the Tomb of Eurydice 1891   “Don’t Take The Bait”, said 4 young congresswomen yesterday in a press conference in Washington DC. They were referring to comments Donald Trump had made about them earlier. However, just the simple act of calling the press conference meant they were … taking the bait. Yes, Trump was out of line, way out of left field territory out of line. But he did that on purpose, and Ilhan Omar

Jul 122019
Why Did Jeffrey Epstein Fly Back To The US?

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Johannes Vermeer The astronomer c1668     Alex Acosta is gone. That would appear to be good thing, because even if he claims he did the best he could in the 2008 Jeffrey Epstein plea deal, given the number of accusations and the seriousness of the alleged crimes, that deal seems to have had anything but the best interests of the victims in mind. That he agreed as part of the deal to not notify the victims was not

Jul 072019
 July 7, 2019  Posted by at 7:02 pm Primers Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Why Trump Will Win In 2020, And Easily

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Johannes Vermeer The geographer 1668-69   July 7 2019, just another tequila Sunday. There are elections here in Greece, and the right wing will take over. Bad idea, because it will bring out the left wing resistance that have remained subdued while Syriza reneged on all their promises, but they were left wing, and how does left protesting left work exactly? They didn’t know. Better lay low. No more. From now on in, it’s women and children first. And

Jul 062019
The Price We Pay For Progress

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Jack Delano A welder in the roundhouse of the Chicago and North Western Railroad’s Proviso yard 1942   It’s rare that I reach back into the past of the Automatic Earth, but it’s not entirely unique either. The reason I do it today is not only the relevance of the article -in my view-, or the fact it was published so long ago, but it’s that the ‘world’ has changed so much since January 1 2014, the date I

Jul 042019
 July 4, 2019  Posted by at 7:14 pm Primers Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
The Winds are Shifting

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Odilon Redon The Birth of Venus II c.1910   How do you define terror? Perhaps, because of the way the term has evolved in the English language, one wouldn’t call the west ‘terrorists’ per se, but ‘we’ are certainly spreading terror and terrorizing very large groups of people. Yeah, bring on the tanks and parade them around town. Add a marching band that plays some war tunes. The ‘official’ storyline : at the request of the US, Gibraltar police

Jul 022019
Drowning Children

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Salvador Dali Remorse, or Sphinx Embedded In Sand 1931   Any image of a dead child is always harrowing, for everyone but the most deranged psychopaths among us. If the child has drowned while seeking a better life it is possibly worse. The public reaction of politicians to such images, which varies from doing very little, or nothing, to solve the issues that have led to a child drowning, to trying to make cheap political gains from the image,

Jun 252019
The Dying Days Of An Empire

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Caravaggio Conversion on the way to Damascus 1600-01   Something’s been nagging me for the past few days, and I’m not sure I’ve figured out why yet. It started when Donald Trump first called off the alleged planned strikes on targets in Iran because they would have cost 150 lives, and then the next day said the US would do sanctions instead. As they did on Monday, even directly targeting Trump’s equal, the “Supreme Leader Khameini”. When Trump announced

Jun 242019
 June 24, 2019  Posted by at 7:31 pm Finance, Primers Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  
Concentration Camps

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Unknown Anne Frank 1941 Merwedeplein, Amsterdam   As I watch the – if you ask me pretty vapid- discussion develop that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) started by using the term “concentration camps” to describe the places on the US-Mexico border where “migrants” are being held, and where some of them die, I think back. Now, I actually like AOC, because she’s young (29) and that means she’s the future, simple as that. And if there’s anything America needs today it’s