May 172019
Julian Assange Is Today's Martin Luther King

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Caravaggio The seven works of mercy (Sette opere di Misericordia) 1607   “Well, I don’t know what will happen now. We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop… And I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land.” – Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, one

May 072019
Mueller Never Wanted The Truth

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Peter Paul Rubens Daniel in the lions’ den c1615   Zero Hedge ran an article about omissions from the Mueller report and/or investigation. It’s instructive, but there is more. First, some bits from that article: Major Mueller Report Omissions Suggest Incompetence Or A Coverup Robert Mueller’s 448-page “Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election” contains at least two major omissions which suggest that the special counsel and his entire team of world-class Democrat attorneys are either utterly

May 062019
Renewables Are Dead

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Gustave Courbet The man made mad by fear 1844   If I’ve said once that those among us who tout renewable energy should pay more attention to the 2nd law of Thermodynamics, I must have said it a hundred times. But I hardly ever get the impression that people understand why. And it seems so obvious. A quote I often use from Herman Daly and Ken Townsend, when I talk about energy, really says it all: “Erwin Schrodinger (1945)

May 042019
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Earth vs. The Amoeba

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Raphael The transfiguration 1520     A few days ago, I received a video of an April 22 (Earth Day) lecture by my longtime friend Nate Hagens. Nate and I both owe a lot concerning our view and understanding of the world to Jay Hanson, who tragically died about a month ago on a diving trip in Indonesia. Many people have written and thought about issues of energy, or economics, or ecology; Jay brought it all together and, crucially,

May 032019
 May 3, 2019  Posted by at 1:49 pm Primers Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,  
Signed Away by Midgets

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Founding father of the EU, French economist and financier, Jean Monnet     Though I was doing other stuff and wanted to leave the whole Brexit issue alone for a while anyway (boring!), the outcome of yesterday’s local elections, which saw both the Tories and Labor lose bigly while the only real anti-Brexit party, the LibDems, gained a lot, made Theresa May declare that “the British people made clear they want Brexit delivered”. And peace is war too. So

Apr 272019
Joe Biden Works for Donald Trump

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Egon Schiele Death and the maiden 1915-16   Joe Biden is working for Donald Trump, right? I haven’t heard either of them say it outright, but it’s the only reason I can see that would explain why Biden is running for president. And if Biden works for Trump, that means he works for Putin, because Trump is Putin’s puppet, no matter how often Robert Mueller denies it. Then again, if we would suggest, purely hypothetically and for entertainment purposes

Apr 252019
 April 25, 2019  Posted by at 12:43 pm Primers Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Crossfire Boomerang

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail M. C. Escher Relativity Lattice 1953   From Twitter: Remember Spying on Trump was called “Crossfire Hurricane”? Well now it’s renamed to “Crossfire Boomerang”. BOOM. Karma!     From the moment the Special Counsel investigation into Trump-Russia collusion began, we’ve been presented with a portrait of Robert Swan Mueller III as a man of unassailable character, a straight shooter, as impartial as can be. But Mueller was director of the FBI for 12 years (2001-2013), he was the king

Apr 192019
 April 19, 2019  Posted by at 1:18 pm Primers Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,  
They Were All Lying

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Rembrandt van Rijn A woman bathing in a stream 1654   A dear friend the other day accused me of defending Trump. I don’t, and never have, but it made me think that if she says it, probably others say and think the same; I’ve written a lot about him. So let me explain once again. Though I think perhaps this has reached a “you’re either with us or against us’ level. What I noticed, and have written a

Apr 112019
 April 11, 2019  Posted by at 7:08 pm Primers Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,  
The Day America Died

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Salvador Dali Hallucination. Six Images of Lenin on a Grand Piano 1931   47 years ago in American Pie, Don McLean talked about The Day The Music Died. Or of course the music didn’t really die, but at the same time it did. “The three mean I admired most, the father, son and the holy ghost, they caught the last train for the coast, the day the music died.” Back then you could still have claimed the country merely

Apr 112019
I Am Still Julian Assange

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Carl Spitzweg The raven 1845     In light of the horrible news that Julian Assange was arrested by British police inside the Ecuadorian embassy this morning, what is there to say that we haven’t already said? We originally published this essay on May 16 2018.     Julian Assange appears to be painfully close to being unceremoniously thrown out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. If that happens, the consequences for journalism, for freedom of speech, and for