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AOC and Peter Oborne on the normalisation of political lying

Nudged in New Cross

Behaviouralist Bants So I thought Skinner was the bad guy. The really mechanistic one. Or was it Watson? Who said we are basically all the same and that our feelings and personal stories don’t really matter. That there is no such thing as experience. That we are all automatons. The one who put his daughter… Continue reading Nudged in New Cross

Mommy, What’s an Endocrine Disruptor?

It was Trade-Related I first heard the term Endocrine Disruptor three years ago while researching the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) also known as the EU – US trade agreement. US firms wanted to dismantle EU safety standards and make big money selling toxic food and chemicals to 500 million EU citizens. The agreement… Continue reading Mommy, What’s an Endocrine Disruptor?

Trump delivers world’s biggest ever Tax Cut

A.L.E.C. operative Mike Pence, & Tim Scott on the Tax Cut Republicans are ecstatic about this tax cut. It’s interesting to hear what Pence has to say about America’s place in the world. He talks about ISIS but not about Russia or China. As for Tim Scott, time will tell how much extra money from… Continue reading Trump delivers world’s biggest ever Tax Cut

“Good that UK Completely Caved-In…” says Citigroup’s Global Chief Economist, Willem Buiter — But in Reality US using Brexit to Colonise EU via Ireland

Purported UK Cave-In (08/12/17) Brexit Jihad designed to weaken the EU & UK at all costs Why would the City of London Corporation (The UK’s Foremost Financial Services Lobbyists) or the European Commission care about EU or UK citizens? German Chemical firm Bayer are buying US-firm Monsanto and so Germany just voted through the 5… Continue reading “Good that UK Completely Caved-In…” says Citigroup’s Global Chief Economist, Willem Buiter — But in Reality US using Brexit to Colonise EU via Ireland

Torturing Saudi PR Machine Schmoozes Trump & New York Times

Trump meets Saudis and all hell breaks loose The Saudi Ritz Carlton’s CEO had this to say about the effect of Trump’s Muslim ban:   Interesting how the Saudis manage to get the New York Times on side.   When Putin tortures rival billionaires we call him out. But when Saudi Arabia do it ..  

Who’s Regulating the post-Brexit Conversation?

For in the hand of Yahweh there is a cup, full of foaming wine mixed with spices. He pours it out. Indeed the wicked of the earth drink and drink it to its very dregs. Subliminal A friend and I recently agreed that Naomi Klein’s latest book No is not Enough appeals less to Brits than… Continue reading Who’s Regulating the post-Brexit Conversation?

Post Charlottesville Democrat Victory in Virginia

Virginia Acceptance Speech No outright mention of Charlottesville — but still a big speech in Virginia. The comments section is split with some calling it an Obama speech. Any reference to White Nationalism, Healing Wounds, or Affordable Care Act interpreted as outright Communism. All subtext in the USA! And why is the Virginia drawl so… Continue reading Post Charlottesville Democrat Victory in Virginia

The Judge’s Mum, The Law, & Client Earth

Trump’s appointment Neil Gorsuch is the son of Reagan’s EPA Head Anne Gorsuch. She did her best to destroy it.     But apparently her gutting of the EPA led to major developments in the field of environmental law. I’ve been reading about some of this in Lawyers James Thornton and Martin Goodman’s new book, Client Earth.… Continue reading The Judge’s Mum, The Law, & Client Earth

Trump Era White Collar Crime: Who’s Chasing Who?

What is going on with Wall Street White Collar Crime in the Trump era? Hedge Fund Managers Never Die Sheelah Kolhatkar wrote an excellent article in The New Yorker this January. Her book, Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street, is all about the way the… Continue reading Trump Era White Collar Crime: Who’s Chasing Who?

Dance to the Muzak – Bannon and Trump read the Crowd

According to Dale Purves what we hear is often determined by our Darwinian programming which filters out sounds that don’t help us reproduce. Purves points to the McGurk Effect: How does this apply to modern politics? As mentioned in a previous post Lord Ashcroft has released Hopes and Fears based on polling he did in the US 2016 Presidential election. In… Continue reading Dance to the Muzak – Bannon and Trump read the Crowd

Trump hands keys to Goldman Sachs

Bins financial regulation & consumer protection Extreme Vetting, But Not for Banks – Rolling Stone https://t.co/yX3YCCTBLY — Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) February 3, 2017 But there is some hope, Government Sachs are facing some resistance outside their offices. .@GoldmanSachs security & cops using excessive force against activists protesting #doddfrank. #GovernmentSachs @OccupyWallStNYC pic.twitter.com/NfeU1sWSm8 — Government Sachs (@Govt_Sachs)… Continue reading Trump hands keys to Goldman Sachs

Transatlantic Aliens

I came across Transatlantic Aliens in the bookshop today. The blurb referred to the cultural contribution made by Europeans who moved to the US in the 1930s and 1940s. By looking at how celebrated outsiders such as Theodor Adorno, Simone de Beauvoir and Vladimir Nabokov experienced American life, Will Norman celebrates their transformation of alienation… Continue reading Transatlantic Aliens

Unions love Trump, Max Keiser to run in North Carolina

Max Keiser says Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Seduces Unions Max Keiser tells how Trump is seducing unions with his infrastructure plans and dropping TPP. Max Keiser to run in North Carolina In mid-January Max Keiser said he will announce his official candidacy for Congress in March. Trump the Autocrat David Frum, author of George W Bush’s… Continue reading Unions love Trump, Max Keiser to run in North Carolina

May praises Trump shortly before he bans Muslims from entering America, then visits Turkey who are paid to stop refugees from entering Europe

Special Relationship with Trump At yesterday’s press conference May talked about NATO and ISIS but chose not to mention the bonfire of rights and regulations and the deeper privatisation of NHS services and imminent entry of GM food, pesticides, cloned meat and growth hormones in UK supermarkets if Britain increases trade with America. The Prime… Continue reading May praises Trump shortly before he bans Muslims from entering America, then visits Turkey who are paid to stop refugees from entering Europe

Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire

As far as Donald Trump is concerned UK laws, like women’s private parts, are all up for grabs. He’s acquisitive by nature — so where are we headed? The Front Page of Today’s Telegraph is looking all excited about new US jobs. TELEGRAPH: May trade deal will open door to US jobs #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/QwKRCa46WS — Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) January 22, 2017… Continue reading Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire

Traitor May tells Trump to Back EU while claiming to extricate Britain from the EU. At the same time Murdoch turns Farage into EU migrant.

  In November 2015 Theresa May was being lined up to lead the Out campaign. Nigel Farage said he’d have been delighted had she accepted. What side are you on? But then she backed Remain. In the speech she gave to defend continuing with EU membership she said it was better for security for the UK… Continue reading Traitor May tells Trump to Back EU while claiming to extricate Britain from the EU. At the same time Murdoch turns Farage into EU migrant.

Video: White America rejects American Values

ALEC The American Legislative Exchange Council are in the ascendant. Most Brits don’t even know who they are. But they hold the real clout around here. Trump Aide: Japanese Internment Camps are Precedent for a Muslim Registry   White America rejects American Values Trump voters claim not to be racist but many voted to deport Latinos… Continue reading Video: White America rejects American Values

BROMANCE SHOCKER: Cameron Comes Clean Over Trump

David Cameron has declared his ‘respect’ for Donald Trump — but most Britons haven’t forgotten the Bush/Blair relationship and fear another murderous Bromance. For the sake of context let it be known that neither the Bush family: nor religious Republican Speaker Paul Ryan are prepared to endorse Donald Trump: Yet Cameron openly states that Trump ‘deserves respect’ I wonder… Continue reading BROMANCE SHOCKER: Cameron Comes Clean Over Trump