Debt Rattle December 30 2019


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    Dorothea Lange Salvation Army, San Francisco, California. Unemployed young men 1939   • Firms Must Justify Investment In Fossil Fuels, Warns Mark
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle December 30 2019]

    V. Arnold

    Happy new year Ilargi; you’ve put in a stellar year and what a year it’s been…
    So, the very best to you for the coming year…
    …and to the rest of the Automatic Earthian’s as well…

    V. Arnold

    Branch manager and assistant branch manager…
    Dorothea Lange Salvation Army, San Francisco, California. Unemployed young men 1939
    What a contrast to today’s youngsters…
    The contrast is also very telling of the things lost.
    Comportment comes to mind; what an excellent word, comportment…
    We probably have no idea of the meaning of words anymore…….
    …at least that’s how it seems to this one…..

    John Day
    ​Massive international criminal conspiracy, including Democratic politicians and deep state, is rightly worried about being subject to legal consequences, including prison. The Saul Alinsky, “accuse them of whatever you did to confuse people” strategy of impeaching Trump is a hoped-for get-out-of-jail-free card.​

    ‘Because You’d Be in Jail!’ The Real Reason Democrats Are Pushing Trump Impeachment?

    ​Bernie Sanders could win the Democratic nomination. It is being said. There is some opinion that the Democratic Party that Trump is battling, typified by Clinton, Biden, Obama would already have been beaten before the election, if Sanders got the nod.
    (It depends on what you mean by “beaten”, though. They would need to be assured immunity from prosecution, hundreds of ’em.)​

    I wish this were more complicated, like economists make it sound on TV and radio.
    Understanding The U.S. Economy: Lots Of Rotten Jobs

    ​Yanis Varoufakis imagines a world without capitalism, and gives a narrow definition of capitalism, and suggests tools for deconstruction of corporate capitalism. Good thoughts and historical analysis.
    ​In this system, calls for a gentler capitalism are mere fads – especially in the post-2008 reality, which confirmed the total control over society by mega-firms and mega-banks. Unless we are willing to ban tradable shares, first introduced in 1599, we will make no appreciable difference to the distribution of wealth and power today. To imagine what transcending capitalism might mean in practice requires rethinking the ownership of corporations.

    ​Tom Luongo postulates that (Rothschild backed) Emmanuel Macron and UK PM Boris Johnson made a deal in October to pull off a no-deal Brexit, in a way that would betray German interests, increase French prerogative within EU governance (and probably be good for Rothschild banking on both sides of the “chunnel”, sez I).

    Did Macron and Johnson Negotiate a Hard Brexit in October?

    Dr. D

    Wow, guys putting on a suit trying to get a job instead of a fix. What a switch.

    “Twitter Scrubs Viral Trump Retweet of Alleged Hoaxblower’s Name; Blames Glitch Before Banning User”

    OMG they are still at it. Twitter still scrubbing Eric “Charlie’s” name as the (non)Whistleblower after the President and the President’s son and 50 news agencies have published it. …Because Twitter doesn’t know the name, right? That’s how they know exactly which name to erase? Again: what POSSIBLE better confirmation of “Charlie” could there be than them not saying “golly, we but sure don’t know” THEY ARE THE ONES CONFIRMING IT. And beyond that, THEY ARE THE ONES SAYING IT’S JUICY, IMPORTANT, and LOOK OVER HERE!!! (The rare TRIPLE!!! exclamation point.)
    Unbelievable ship of fools. This is what is so infuriating, from Saturday: look if you don’t know, um, you don’t know? Therefore neither Schiff, Buzzfeed, and Twitter literally can’t ban anyone. Because they don’t know. OR ELSE YOU -DO- KNOW THE NAME. And HOW exactly did you know the name-of-he-who-for-no-legal-reason-whatsoever-cannot-be-named? Who told you? YOU ARE CONFIRMING IT, morons. And then your explanation itself is undercut as a lie when you ban the offender, because then it’s not a ‘glitch.’ So you’re lying about that too. There IS no possible explanation, even to the dumbest guy on the dumbest street in America except that you MUST be lying, Twitter, Buzzfeed, Vox, and what’s more, the DUMBEST guy can then determine there must therefore be a REASON for the lies. And that motive is: ta da! Corruption. And who is the defender and who is the protector of the lie? Biden, Schiff, NYT, CNN. They therefore must, absolutely, without a shadow of doubt, be the corrupt side on this question. My God you’ve outsmarted yourself. Schmarty-guyz cannot grasp this having out-thought themselves, but dumb guys sure can: they’re surrounded by lies on all sides every day. It’s like breathing.

    On that note, telling the truth is now a RIGHT-exclusive position:

    “Calling Out FAKE NEWS Is a Right Wing Position” – Tim Pool

    Shaking My Head. I’m totally lost as to how you win this way. At the least, you need to PRETEND to care about truth while lying to our face, you know, like the last 100 years. This goes with all things: because Dore makes trouble for DNC insiders, he is now a “far-right” wing guy, although he’s practically a straight-up Socialist, core Progressive activist, and to the left of Bernie. Bernie’s an anti-semite because he opposes the establishment, although he himself is Jewish. Most Jews are now anti-semites, like the ones in the Trump administration, and all the White Supremacists are black, like Kanye West. It’s a rural-Trump-white terror attack on Jews when a black man from NY shows up with a machete. …This is what happens when your enemy is logic and your religion is #AntiLogos, where words, definitions, have no meaning, you’re not living in God’s world, and there is no objective reality. Hey man, you can’t hold me down with your rules! You can’t define me!

    I’m not holding you down. I’m warning you that if you go down the path of madness, where words no longer have meaning, the results are bad. For you. Not me. I’m helping you by reminding objective reality exists, I’m not helping myself. If it were just me, I should save my breath, cause all I’m going to get stopping you from jumping is a spit in the face.

    Hey how about impeachable offenses: “US Conducts Air Strikes in Iraq and Syria, Targeting Iran-Backed Militia After US Contractor Killed”

    “After US Strike On Iraqi Forces Its Troops Will -Again- Have to Leave (MoA)”

    Seems like there’s no act of war, nor has he attempted to explain the urgency to Congress. But non-stop war and overreach are a thing they can both agree on.

    “Firms Must Justify Investment in Fossil Fuels, Warns Mark Carney (G.)”

    Why? Who’s going to make them? Should they invest in Solyandra? P.S., if banks do this, it is straight-up Soviet Central Planning. ‘Cause that worked so well. If they add UBI we pretty much have the whole Soviet System intact: “We pretend to work, and they pretend to pay us.” Certainly if in Europe, where the EU already has that bureaucracy, created by those very same ex-Soviet managers, re-purposed from the 90s. –You know, like Merkel. However, my bet is they have an electric invention they wish to roll out, can’t admit it exists yet, are a decade behind schedule, plans blown up my Trump and now Johnson, but still want to not mal-invest trillions in obsolete oil in the meantime. ‘Cause otherwise, nothing they say or do makes any engineering or political sense.

    Carney’s next move will be a $50 trillion fund paid for by taxpayers that will buy turbines and solar from trillion-dollar multinationals.”

    Wow, yes, that would be brilliant. Even taxpayers aren’t dumb enough to fund this up front the way Gore demanded in 1999, so they do the Soviet thing: first build it, THEN make the public buy it at wildly inflated profits which they then hand to the same billionaires. But ALL companies work this way now: the only market is a monopoly where they FORCE to make the product no one wants, then government + corporations FORCE the public to buy it. …But don’t worry: it’s Capitalism’s fault.

    “OPCW, White Helmets and Bellingcat have all been fully discredited by now”

    No they’re not because it will never be reported. My lies heal all wounds, fix all problems. Lies + lies + more lies. If you don’t like that, I have lies. Paid for by YOU, via monopoly corporations run by GE and Murdoch and tax money channeled through the CIA/MI6

    Btw, since all this happened under the U.N., as all the mass-murders for decades, does it finally expose the U.N. for the P.R. cover-operation for murdering billionaire insiders they are? Or do we have to keep pretending?

    Bank of America: Trend for 2020s Will be the “End of Globalization” (PJW)

    I know what they mean, but the world will still be global, just like it was in 1700, 1750, 1850, 1900, 1950, 2000 and now. Trade won’t stop and nobody’s going anywhere. What will happen is they will shut down the outsized profits by disintermediation and make the world more stable, more local, and less energy wasteful. They don’t want those profits reduced along with their power and leverage in financial extortion and terrorism.

    Britons Paying 40% More For Energy Than In 2015 (G.)

    But everybody WANTED this. Just like in France. The whole POINT of AGW Carbon was to raise prices everywhere but especially on the poor. Why is it people are most mad when they get what they want, like high prices, dead people, and no cows? Mission Accomplished. Give yourself a ‘round.

    Schiff Goes for Total Coup, Now Targeting Pence (WJ)

    Bit obvious, don’t you think? Won’t it come down to what the Marine Generals think? Do they love Schiff and Pelosi most of all?

    Russiagate Investigation Now Endangers Obama (Zuesse)”

    For the love of Christmas, I am so tired of this stuff and nonsense. The Strozk-Page texts specifically SAID “POTUS was in the loop.” Years and years and years ago. Would anyone like to do anything now? Newsflash: speaking is not the same as doing things. But when there’s no objective reality, the only thing that matters is what I say inside my ego.

    Vladimir Putin Thanks Donald Trump for Tip that Foiled Terror Plot (G.)”

    How dare we stop terrorism. That’s the real crime. Keep this up and the CIA/MI6 will have nothing to do.


    CONTROL ….

    WHO does not
    “….manipulated their work to fit the pre-ordained narrative….”

    The non-reported news. Do a search and learn where, and when people are dying from violence. You will be amazed at the number of incidences.
    ” …. 32 killed and 45 wounded ….”

    Dr D Rich

    Dr D knows former President Obama comports himself serenely (business casual) for many reasons notwithstanding tens of millions, maybe hundreds, in net worth. There appears to be a very good reason why the FISA court was “used” to go at candidate Trump and that appears to be then Pres. Obama indemnified all actors in this ongoing saga should he have presidentially authorized the FISA surveillance of Pres. Trump. Ask Joseph Nacchio/Qwest was it worth refusing to provide customer data to the NSA only to be subjected to retaliatory prosecution by the Gov’t for insider trading while being denied access to potentially exculpatory evidence because national security reasons. Ask John Murtha’s family was it worth the congressman calling out for justice in the Haditha Massacre and investigation of Lockheed/QTCs fraudulent utilization of DoD physicians for disability evaluations on active duty servicemen.
    I mean who wants to go to jail or have their life, reputation and career ended on principle when the Gov’t can set loose the very same justice officials to prosecute you under false pretenses and secret evidence all indemnified by the orders of a rogue president?
    For this identical reason, the Great Admiral Mike Rogers, he of 4 or 5 titles, may be most at risk for abusive prosecution when he apparently sprinted to Trump Tower to interrupt FISC authorized surveillance which carries with it a contempt of court citation and, no doubt, several IRS audits.

    *****the National Security Surveillance Act of 2006 which would amend FISA to grant retroactive amnesty for warrantless surveillance conducted under presidential authority”

    **** This defense was not admissible in court because the U.S. Department of Justice filed an in liminemotion, which is often used in national security cases, to exclude information which may reveal state secrets. Information from the Classified Information Procedures Act hearings in Nacchio’s case was likewise ruled inadmissible.”

    ****The Act provides explicit immunity from civil suit in any federal or state court for providing any information, facilities, or assistance in accordance with a directive under the Act.”

    ****If a provider fails to comply with a directive issued by the Attorney General or DNI, the Attorney General may seek an order from the FISA Court compelling compliance with the directive. Failure to obey an order of the FISA Court may be punished as a contempt of court”

    Dr. D

    Kunstler today:

    “Our country is caught in a matrix of self-destructive rackets and the common denominator is the immersive dishonesty we have given ourselves permission to practice. … After a decades-long clamor for “hope and change,” that’s one big thing we don’t talk about changing, and apparently have no hope for changing. America has got to get its mind right about lying to itself. [And] The more strenuously we fail to confront and engage with these problems, the crazier we get.”

    On that note, should have added in my list above, that in a world peopled by folks without definitions, apparently Obama is now a Republican and always has been.

    Dr D Rich

    Nah, Obama is the best Democrat, left-handed groove, smug smile and all that air of serenity horseshit precisely because our best-educated Constitutional Scholar president employed the tool which the great Democrats Ted Kennedy sponsored and Pres. Jimmy Carter signed into law, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.
    And again there’s another USNA alumnus doing his craven, feckless thing for god, the intelligence community and his posterity’s sake.


    Well as for being the “best-educated Constitutional Scholar” president, Obama sure went out of his way to distain and disrepect the said Canonnstitution.

    As the world turns, the said Constitution is slowly but surely putting Obama in it’s cross hairs.

    The Constitution already has put Obama’s crowning glory, the demise of Obamacare in it’s sights over severability.

    The said Constitution may yet put Obama himself, in it cross hairs.

    Obama may finally learn respect for the Constitution, something he forgot to learn while at Harvard.


    Dr. D:. Your comment about Mark Carney and “straight up Soviet Central Planning” brings back a umemory of a hilarious interview with the Director of Soviet Central Planning!

    After the usual glorious BS from the Director, he invites the camera to walk with him into the department where central planning actually takes place. The camera then follows the Director into a room full of desks but no people! The Director then says maybe they are all attending a meeting that nobody told me about!

    Yes I saw first hand how well central planning worked during my 6 months of working in a Siberian coal mine back in 1983!

    Since there was plenty of toilet paper in Moscow, there had to be plenty in Siberia too!

    When available, the quality of Russian toilet paper, is what put the Russian soldiers in the fighting mood to defeat the Germans in WW2!

    V. Arnold

    This from Kunstler is a pretty good read; at the very least, accurately describes todays insane U.S. society…

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