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    jesus people!, its not that cold out there, go for a fucking ride. The worlds leaders will still be talking shit when you get back.

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    World MSM considered enemy of the people?

    Surprise, surprise? Americans think of media as even more destructive than banks & corporations - - https://www.rt.com/usa/465461-us-med...ust-americans/ -
    "The very essence of the banking industry; to make us all, (whether we be nations or individuals), slaves to debt!" ... is it working for them yet?

    Debt explained: http://www.positivemoney.org/issues/debt/

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    Magazines

    I have enjoyed the National Geographic magazine ever since
    I was old enough to read it. Nearly 60 years ago. I enjoyed
    both the variety of articles, and (as I got older) its still
    neutral tone.

    But about 5 years ago, I noticed a sudden change in content
    with a sudden perceivable political focus and bias (western
    dominated).

    Not just the occasional article, but right throughout the
    whole magazine.

    To the point that within a year, I chose to cancel my annual
    subscription. Incidentally around 2015, as it happens.

    So it was with interest that I noticed this article today:

    https://www.unz.com/article/what-mak...-goldberg-run/

    And I have to admit the jury (me, in the case) is undecided
    whether to retain subscriptions to Scientific American and
    New Scientist.

    Not only due to "dumbing down" of some articles, but because
    of some articles of dubious scientific content on various
    contentious subjects (e.g. GMO's).

    It almost appears that they are becoming willing to sacrifice
    some quality of scientific content in the interest of pushing
    US political and economic barrows.

    Thank heavens for Bike Rider.

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    What is it Doctor - A boy or a girl?

    Stupid fucking world all right! - - https://twitter.com/HenryMakow/statu...rymakow.com%2F -
    "The very essence of the banking industry; to make us all, (whether we be nations or individuals), slaves to debt!" ... is it working for them yet?

    Debt explained: http://www.positivemoney.org/issues/debt/

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    Enough Already

    It took a reading of the full article before we finally come to
    the real reasons in the last two paragraphs:

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...ng-ex-n1038951

    Couldn't they just have used "US election meddling" ? I mean, at
    least that was a mildly credible political "hook on which to hang
    this coat."

    But Skripal ?

    https://www.checkpointasia.net/more-...g-their-wives/

    Or can we expect another "false flag" in the coming days ?

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    Coming to a country near us soon?

    1000 dogs poisoned a week in South Africa! -




    Further unsavoury (?) South African news?.- https://christiansfortruth.com/jewis...red-by-blacks/
    "The very essence of the banking industry; to make us all, (whether we be nations or individuals), slaves to debt!" ... is it working for them yet?

    Debt explained: http://www.positivemoney.org/issues/debt/

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    Are You Lost ?

    Jens, if I'd known that you were visiting NZ, I'd have baked a cake.

    https://www.rt.com/newsline/465913-n...l-stoltenberg/

    But, aren't you a little lost ? NZ is in the southern hemisphere, and
    NATO is in the northern hemisphere. Russians meddling with your GPS?

    And NZ is not a NATO member. Well, not yet, anyway. But I suppose
    that could change.

    So, what did you want to come talk to us about ?

    Did you want to come borrow some of our troops for another one of
    those ill-fated NATO "peace keeping" missions (in the Middle East) ?

    Or one of our ships to come do tanker protection duty in the Persian
    Gulf ?

    Or was it simply to make sure that we continue to "vote the right way"
    at the UNGA ?

    I'd be ever so interested to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking01 View Post
    Or one of our ships to come do tanker protection duty in the Persian
    Gulf ?
    They are currently trying to put together an international fleet for this apparently. Somewhat surprisingly China has offered a ship or ships.
    There is a grey blur, and a green blur. I try to stay on the grey one. - Joey Dunlop

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    Quote Originally Posted by pritch View Post
    They are currently trying to put together an international fleet for this apparently. Somewhat surprisingly China has offered a ship or ships.
    Surprising ? Well, .... maybe not.

    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zon...pite-trade-war

    [Edit]

    https://www.checkpointasia.net/china...ure-by-the-us/

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    Watching Which Way The Wind is Blowing

    Don, I think some of the population don't believe your pontifications
    on renewable energy, and are just going ahead with "green" solutions
    anyway.

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/08...offshore-wind/

    While I'm still unsure whether the solar panels earlier installed at the
    White House are still present (the Democrats seem to install them,
    and the Republicans seem to remove them):

    https://www.thoughtco.com/history-of...panels-3322255

    I think there is certainly some opportunity for operating a small wind
    turbine (or two) on the front lawn, judging by the amount of "bluster
    and hot air" currently being generated and expelled from the residence.

    I particularly liked the last paragraph of the first article above, where
    you advised that fracking is "good for you":

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/20...eat-health-and

    Just as well you and Obama between you have dealt with that annoying
    EPA organisation. You know, the one responsible for human health and
    the environment in the US :

    https://19january2017snapshot.epa.go...at-we-do_.html

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/04...ed-the-agency/

    [Edit]

    https://www.rt.com/usa/466001-us-reg...-corporations/

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/20...llion-consumer

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    Mans' inhumanity to man! - Who benefits?

    All wars benefit bankers and corporates - the real enemies who are hidden and or pretending to be our friends. - Interesting? -


    "The very essence of the banking industry; to make us all, (whether we be nations or individuals), slaves to debt!" ... is it working for them yet?

    Debt explained: http://www.positivemoney.org/issues/debt/

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    Little Linkages

    Quote Originally Posted by pritch View Post
    They are currently trying to put together an international fleet for this apparently.
    Somewhat surprisingly China has offered a ship or ships.
    Just pursuing your earlier comment a little further.

    Its interesting how sometimes "seemingly unconnected events" turn
    out to have a connection or an impact after all.

    China was proposing to provide vessels to escort oil tankers through
    the Persian Gulf (possibly independent of any US initiative to do so).

    US trade war on China and sanctions on Iran --> China continues to
    purchase Iranian oil --> depress global oil price --> impact upon US
    shale fracking

    https://www.checkpointasia.net/us-sh...oil-purchases/

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-...r-what-they-do

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    Spreading the (nuclear?) love?

    HAIR-TRIGGER NUCLEAR ALERT OVER KASHMIR? - - https://ericmargolis.com/2019/08/hai...-over-kashmir/ -
    "The very essence of the banking industry; to make us all, (whether we be nations or individuals), slaves to debt!" ... is it working for them yet?

    Debt explained: http://www.positivemoney.org/issues/debt/

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    More Greenback than Green Deal ?

    A few words from economist Joseph Stiglitz earlier this year might help to set
    the scene:

    "It’s old news that large segments of society have become deeply unhappy with
    what they see as the Establishment, especially the political class.

    The Yellow Vest protests in France, triggered by President Macron’s move to hike
    fuel taxes in the name of combating climate change, were but the latest example
    of the scale of this alienation.

    There are good reasons for today’s disgruntlement: four decades of promises made
    by political leaders of both the center left and center right, espousing the neoliberal
    faith that globalization, financialization, deregulation, privatization, and a host of
    related reforms would bring unprecedented prosperity, have gone unfulfilled.

    While a tiny elite seems to have done very well, large swaths of the population
    have fallen out of the middle class and plunged into a new world of vulnerability
    and insecurity. Even leaders in countries with low but increasing inequality have
    felt their public’s wrath."

    Perhaps that also helps explain what's been happening in Britain, with all that
    Brexit business?


    While on the environmental front, despite the latest IPCC reports, there seems to
    be little political appetite for change (despite warning flags being waved):

    https://grist.org/article/a-hot-plan...zed-ipcc-says/


    With that in mind, thought that it might be interesting to go back and read up on the
    Green New Deal that was being proposed in the US earlier this year.

    A number of Green New Deal articles were duly posted, purporting to outline what was
    been proposed:

    https://www.vox.com/energy-and-envir...-cortez-markey

    Though not everyone was happy (and certainly not within the wider Democrat team):

    https://www.vox.com/energy-and-envir...-ocasio-cortez

    A few "doubters" turned up to say that it was not even a "plan", but just "a plan to
    make a plan". Even worse, that "it wasn't even new":

    https://www.mintpressnews.com/corpor...w-deal/253076/

    Others were quick to leap in and state that "whatever it was", it still would not work.
    I'm not quite sure I understand the logic.

    But with "feedback from both sides of the fence", at least there could be no claims of
    partisanship. Obviously, they both hate it.

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/02...san-operation/

    There were obviously some calling for "compromise":

    https://www.thenation.com/article/th...ew-compromise/

    But now I'm starting to feel, well, "slightly disillusioned" with aspects of the whole
    concept:

    https://www.strategic-culture.org/ne...reen-new-deal/

    Maybe I have just been sliding down the slope and have become "trapped in the
    trough":

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hype_cycle

    Roll on the "slope of enlightenment".

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    After Brexit


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