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  • rogerglewis 6:09 am on May 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    The apparent Anti Islamist undercurrent in Social Media and the Main Stream.(Are Moslems the Analogue for the Jews in 1930’s Europe?) 

    A video posted in Facebook which seemed to be causing quite a stir and provoking an outpouring of anti Islamic feeling made me wonder whether or not I was being over sensitive to the Fringe opinions from both Fundamental Nationalist and Fundamental Islamist being painted as widely held by the largely moderate opinion of most?

    The Video.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=171331263031427
    https://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=171331263031427

    • Roger Glyndwr Lewis I watched the Video, I do not see how it is representative of either the wider  Islamic community in the UK or of the British Community either. I actually found it very silly, I do not agree with the extremist message of the gentleman the young lady was speaking with but at the same time I wonder what the motivation of the young lady and that of the film makers is.
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    • Tom Caswell Her motivation is to show what kind of scum we have in this country at the moment. Oh but of course I’m not allowed to say that am I? You know, racism only exists against minorities and not against the white man. They can do as they please, come and go when they want. Deport them now!
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    • Bethany Rose Hiscock why are they in this country if they hate it so much?!?
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    • Roger Glyndwr Lewis Tom you can say what you like and so can everybody else when everyone has shouted as loud as they can to drown out the other point of view and called each other all the names under the sun the net result will be the generation of far more heat than Light. The head Lines use of the word Infiltration is interesting. In what way is it an infiltration? certainly it does not seem to be a covert operation of any sort and a wider Islamic conspiracy would seem fanciful. Other infiltrations of the covert kind seem to lurk in the subtext of the Main Stream Medias anti Islamic message on the other invective I think the film fails to make any intelligent points moving towards any sensible resolution of real issues after all two wrongs do not make a right- Can you think of any genuine grievances that these people may have against policing of their community? It’s certainly a sensible question to consider.
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    • Roger Glyndwr Lewis a freind asked me this question-
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    • Roger Glyndwr Lewis ps. what’s the stockholm riots..real
      story..?
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    • Roger Glyndwr Lewis On the riots in Stockholm Mike i am not sure. there is a wider subtext of anti islamic feeling in the main stream media and an aspect of >Agent provocateur activity as an excuse to crack down on moslems ahead of an attack on Iran would be my best guess. Swedish security forces may well have assisted in the attempted entrapment of Julian Assange, it is by no means impossible that the situation is being deliberately provoked. The message would be along the lines of even if the tolerant pinko swedes can’t deal with these people what chance have the rest of us got?


      UKIP’s recent successes in Local Government elections in the UK were reported in some quarters as a result of anti immigration feelings. I follow Nigel Farrage and felt that the support for UKIP was based upon the Anti European Union STance on Austerity and the Begarring of the Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy etc by the ECB and its pursuit for Monetary Union and advancement of the EURO experiment against the interests of the vast majority of the populations of the individual state members. Personally I saw the UKIP success as a vote for Economic and monetary reform.

      These sentiments do seem to be stirred up always in times of Economic woes and it seems to me deliberately to distract from the real cause of the problems of ordinary people which is the Debt Based monetary system.


      I do see calls for Sharia Law in a secular European State as Absurd, there is nothing to stop observance of religious belief and nor should there be . It is absurd to think there is any danger of the demands of a very small minority becoming enacted to apply to the Vast majority of the population. Whilst the monetary System does impose a dictatorship of the Plutocrats by stealth on an unwitting populace by the institutionalisation and privatisation of USURY we can iusefully look back on one area of Sharia Law that of Sharia Finance where the Early CHurch of the Christian peoples and Islam agreed also in line with the Wisdom of the ancients USURY is wrong and a root of much evil. The Alligned western powers subscribing to the hedgemonic western central banking model which is usurious and criminal clearly fear the possibility of a properly credit based money power which would be much more egalitarian and show the current dominant system at its insidious worse and as the Fraud it is on the citizens of the world labouring under its Yoke..

      (Are Moslems the Analogue for the Jews in 1930’s Europe?)
     
  • rogerglewis 4:22 am on May 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    ´´A Bill in the Hand is worth 99 in the bank”. Apples Cash Mountain is it real. ( Theres more than one bite out of the Apple stash?) 

    In the Republic Plato relates Socrates explaination how Wives and Children should be held in common and not identified with a single family group. The reason was so that there would be no familial loyalties to distract from loyalty to the state. Its a strange analogue to the A banking system where virtually everyone identifies to the same piece of paper calls it their own when in fact everyone else makes the same claim but believes their money remains theirs and they will get it back. If one were to apply the wisdom of soloman and tear the mighty green back into so many millions of pieces the pieces would be real enough but would it still be useful as money or real in a money sense? It is definitely true here to pause and  remember that a Bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.Perhaps ´´A Bill in the Hand is worth 99 in the bank”.

    Apple have the problem 145 billion times over but as they are likely to be further up the que than say you or me are their Dollar Bills more real than yours. That divides the question further into do all depositors have equal claims in practice ( Cyprus shows that this is not necessarily so). Deposit Guarantee schemes again would suggest that for the first few tens of thousands every account is equal and those with larger amounts are not as protected( again Cyprus seems to suggest that the actual practice of international banking does not confirm this intuitive conclusion).

    We can then get into the matter of degrees of reality can something be only a little bit real, or real for some and not for others?

    For me Apple and its cash pile is not real at all either Physically or indeed metaphorically. Apple , the myths of consumerism and Apples so called success are all constructed according to metrics for which I personally have no respect or belief.

    Chuck Prince famously said something about ”Dancing till the music stops´´ another great analogy to the precarious linkages that our financial system used to have to the reality it weasles into its public image. what he was basically saying is there are not enough chairs in the casino and your chips are only real if you manage to catch a seat at the table when the music stops. Its stopped again at the moment get the elbows out things are getting rough in the Wall street game of musical chairs again.

     
  • rogerglewis 6:28 pm on May 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Hats off to Roy Harper. Epic critique of the Iraq War . 

    I was watching this I spotted it today and remembered this interview when it was originally screened on Old Grey Whistle Test in 1984. I remember Jimmy laking about having not played for a long time and getting his chops back together from not being able to change chords properly.I decided to look at some of the Roy Harper Stuff.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYt2ASdw_WQ

    I’m Glad I did, I am transfixed by this masterpiece of a Song.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6j0IJvD8bQ



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJYWj3r1k0A


    Blair and Bush indicted at the HAgue now and Obama and both CLintons and all the other lying corporate fascist war mongers.

     
  • rogerglewis 7:19 am on May 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Apples Cash Mountain. Is it real? 

    Ruminating on the Apple Cash Mountain? it isn’t actually cash if it were it would account for

     about 15% of all US issued notes and coins in circulation. ( according to the following two sources)

    ´Apple has a cash stockpile of $145bn (£95bn), but the Senate committee said $102bn of this was held offshore.´

    ´´http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22615146

    from the fed.

    There was approximately $1.19 trillion in circulation as of May 15, 2013, of which $1.14 trillion was in Federal Reserve notes.

    http://www.federalreserve.gov/faqs/currency_12773.htm

    If you still think money exists as folding Green? , lets see what William Taylor Colleridge had to say about this?
     Table Talk.
    this from 27th April 1823.
    The national debt has, in fact, made more men rich than have a right to be so, or, rather, any ultimate power, in case of a struggle, of actualizing their riches. It is, in effect, like an ordinary, where three hundred tickets have been distributed, but where there is, in truth, room only for one hundred. So long as you can amuse the company with any thing else, or make them come in successively, all is well, and the whole three hundred fancy themselves sure of a dinner; but if any suspicion of a hoax should arise, and they were all to rush into the room at once, there would be two hundred without a potato for their money; and the table would be occupied by the landholders, who live on the spot.

    http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/8489/pg8489.html

    So in a dash for Cash who gets to the front of the que first you or Apple and Mr Cook? Lots of Cypriots might give you an answer that is cause for concern.

     
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