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  • rogerglewis 8:58 am on October 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    This is the real reason why western mainstream media vilified Assad and it isn’t about Syrian democracy 

    Very good as far as it goes, Trumps being wedded to The Greater Israel Plan does pose some other angles on this as well. The Petro Dollar angle is, however, the one that gets overlooked most. http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/2017/04/why-trump-bombed-syria-gas-pipelines.html

    Veritas et Libertas

    Atta Kenare/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

    “The people will believe what the media tells them they believe.”

    George Orwell

    The war in Syria started way back in 1971 when President Nixon decided to no longer back US$ with the federal gold reserves, circulating additional money that was required to support the Vietnam War.

    During the Falklands War, Argentina adopted the same practice, turning its currency into a worthless piece of paper.

    That did not happen to the American currency US$ because Kissinger successfully negotiated with leaders of major oil-producing countries to trade their liquid commodities solely in the US$.

    For as long as there is a demand for oil, there is also a demand for US$, thus preserving the value of the American currency.

    This strategy worked well for the USA and the rest of the world.

    The stability of the US$ ensured a stability of oil prices and consequently…

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  • rogerglewis 11:56 am on October 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    EXCHANGE RATING RUSSIA DOWN AND OUT 

    Russia Observer

    https://orientalreview.org/2017/09/18/exchange-rating-russia/

    Why Russia — a country with less money than Canada and fewer people than Nigeria — runs the world now” wondered the Canadian newspaper National Post in January. The piece doesn’t give useful answers: nuclear weapons, good diplomacy, yes, but also the usual claptrap about “ruthlessness” and “Abandon[ing] economic worries to double down on efforts to grab geopolitical status”; in short only a brute lashing out in delirium tremens. The editors should better have wondered whether the headline even made sense: the first point is wrong and the second irrelevant. But, like so much of what passes for analysis in the Western media, it’s written backwards: it’s decision-based evidence making.

    Talking about the relative insignificance of Russia’s GDP is an old game: Wikipedia says Canada’s GDP is greater than Russia’s and Germany’s is about two and a half times greater. These comparisons all assume that the price…

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  • rogerglewis 11:55 am on October 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    #109: Still the Orient Express? 

    Another Piece of the Jigsaw, SEEDS

    Surplus Energy Economics

    CHINA – a SEEDS APPRAISAL

    The development of SEEDS – the Surplus Energy Economics Data System – enables us to put individual economies under the magifying glass, and this discussion responds to reader requests by looking at China.

    Before we start, it’s necessary to remind ourselves that China remains a one-party state in which the authorities exercise considerable influence over the private sector. This matters, because the over-riding concern of the government is to avoid the unrest which would be likely to result from unemployment.

    This objective can be a tough call. Despite family control policies sometimes criticized by outsiders, the population of China does continue to expand, and has increased by an estimated 68 million – more than the entire population of Britain – since 2006. Additionally, Chinese citizens continue to migrate from the countryside in search of better-paid work in the cities. Together, these trends make it

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  • rogerglewis 4:57 pm on October 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    I am no longer required to attend tomorrow’s court hearing 

    Surely the Criminal Justice system must have better things to do than pursue Censorship of such a trivial type. http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.com/2017/10/anti-semitic-blogger-who-called.html

    Alison Chabloz

    Dear all,

    This morning, 10 am, I received notification from my solicitor that I am no longer required to attend tomorrow’s hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court.
    Apologies for any inconvenience to those of you who may be travelling to London specially for the occasion.

    A brief explanation is in order.

    During the last hearing in July, District Judge Zani set two dates, October 4th and 25th. The latter was originally intended for legal argument. Tomorrow’s hearing was intended to clarify counsels’ position regards the prosecution expert witness statement relating to whether or not sharing a hyperlink constitutes sending an offensive message under the 2003 Communications Act.

    In court, I was told by the judge that although I was not obliged to attend on the 4th, I was welcome to do so if I so wished.

    However, shortly after July’s hearing, I received a hard copy summons by post to my…

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  • rogerglewis 8:25 am on October 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    #107: War-games 

    The Gnomes of Zurich. Wilson revisited

    Surplus Energy Economics

    WHY SOMEONE IN BRITAIN NEEDS TO GET A GRIP

    Britain’s opposition Labour party incurred a lot of media displeasure with the recent disclosure that it had contingency plans to cope with a run on sterling. In fact, such “war gaming” was nothing more than prudent. Indeed, it is to be hoped that the authorities, too, have such plans (though, of course, it would be madness to say so).

    The thinking behind Labour’s plans was that, were left-leaning party leader Jeremy Corbyn to become premier, some of his policies (and especially his commitment to nationalization) might panic international markets, causing GBP to crash in a welter of capital flight. On this scenario, it seemed – even a couple of weeks ago – that there would, at least, be plenty of time to prepare. After all, few expected an election to be called in the near future.

    As things now stand, and…

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  • rogerglewis 12:40 pm on October 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘Tell Me More Lies’ at The London Forum 

    Very concerned about the Free Speech issues regarding the Legal Prosecution.I saw this in my Facebook feed.
    http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/2017/10/anti-semitic-blogger-who-called.html
    I was surprised the Blog is still UP, pleased for the sake of free speech.

    TELL ME MORE LIES

    September 24, 2016, I was invited to present my songs of the Shoah to an audience of over 100 people for a meeting of the London Forum at the Grosvenor Hotel.

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  • rogerglewis 12:14 pm on September 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    The Single-party French State 

    Macron the New Robespierre, The New Hitler All Hail Macron the NWO tin pot dictator.

    OffGuardian

    by Diana Johnstone, June 21, 2107, via Counterpunch

    French legislative elections follow hard on the heels of the Presidential election.  The momentum virtually ensures a presidential majority.  So it was taken for granted that voters would give President Emmanuel Macron a docile parliament for his five-year mandate.

    But these elections were exceptional.  The victory of Macron’s personal party, la République En Marche (REM), is novel in several ways.  Not only has REM won an absolute majority of 350 out of 577 seats in the National Assembly.  REM’s victory has also bled the two traditional governing parties, the Republicans and the Socialists, perhaps fatally.

    With over 130 seats, the Republican Party of former President Nicolas Sarkozy and its allies came in second, and thus ranks as leading opposition party.  But since Macron successfully lured two Republican politicians into prominent positions in his government – Edouard Philippe as Prime Minister and Bruno…

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  • rogerglewis 7:49 am on September 24, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Why Ridiculous Official Propaganda Still Works 

    Re visited this for a comment on Watts Up With That.In The Uk we have a guy Called Prof Brian Cox, he pulls the same schtick. He was the one in the Aussie debunking show debunking here. With his #Graff”

    CLimate science propaganda has become about signalling belief and testing faith even in the most ridiculous concepts this article elaborates on the point vis, General Political propaganda.
    https://consentfactory.org/2017/01/13/why-ridiculous-official-propaganda-still-works/

    Most folk that wash up on these shores must know it is a fool’s errand to try and disabuse the faithful of their faith. And unfaithful priests will continue to seek offerings from their flocks for as long as the Host remains alive.
    On Settled Sceance
    http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/2017/01/red-lines-settled-science-end-of.html

    and re-branding the Carbon Surplus question?http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/2016/11/re-framing-war-on-carbon-carbon-surplus.html

    Consent Factory, Inc.

    For students of official propaganda, manipulation of public opinion, psychological conditioning, and emotional coercion, it doesn’t get much better than this. As Trump and his army of Goldman Sachs guys, corporate CEOs, and Christian zealots slouch toward inauguration day, we are being treated to a master class in coordinated media manipulation that is making Goebbels look like an amateur. This may not be immediately apparent, given the seemingly risible nature of most of the garbage we are being barraged with, but once one understands the actual purpose of such official propaganda, everything starts to make more sense.

    Chief among the common misconceptions about the way official propaganda works is the notion that its goal is to deceive the public into believing things that are not “the truth” (that Trump is a Russian agent, for example, or that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction, or that the terrorists hate us for…

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  • rogerglewis 3:15 pm on September 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    The Rohingya Psyops: Waging Covert War on Myanmar 

    An Excellent Analysis.https://www.prio.org/utility/DownloadFile.ashx?id=1386&type=publicationfile The Gas and Silk Road connections are very redolent of Syrian Intrigues.
    https://www.lightonconspiracies.com/rohingya-genocide/

    OffGuardian

    by Gearóid Ó Colmáin, February 6, 2017

    The United Nations has accused the Government of Myanmar of committing ‘genocide’ against the Rohingya Muslim minority in the country’s troubled Rakhine State. In recent weeks the crisis in Myanmar has escalated, with human rights groups and NGOs publishing copious denunciations of the alleged human rights abuses and mass murder committed by the Myanmar Armed Forces, (Tatmadaw). The Myanmar government claims that they are fighting a war on terrorism against forces which seek to destabilise the state, Islamist forces in particular. They also claim that the so-called ethnic minority commonly referred to as ‘Rohingya’ are really illegal East Bengali immigrants.

    Despite thousands of serious allegations of rape, pillage and mass murder committed by these Bengali immigrants in Myanmar, human rights groups and the ‘international community’ have blamed all the violence on the Burmese authorities. Who are the Rohingya and why have they…

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  • rogerglewis 9:04 am on September 18, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Guaranteed Income and Living Wage Schemes Cannot Possibly Work 

    Skepticism awaiting added argument.

    MishTalk

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg Supports Universal Basic Income.

    In its basic form, universal basic income means “everyone gets a paycheck, whether they have a job or not.”

    Many expect even more. They want a guaranteed “living wage”.

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