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Re: The world according to TRUTH, not western lies
« Reply #40 on: December 24, 2015, 08:38:24 PM »
It's not about a slow news day. It's always the case with Sky and BBC.

Channel 4 news and Al Jazeera are worth their salt. I always tune in to Rupert and Auntie though, simply to see how they perpetrate their propaganda and studying their formulae and their presentation, it doesn't take too long to see how they operate and who they're serving.

In a world where Bush and Bliar are still to be held accountable and a majority of the population still believe four planes were hijacked 14 years ago, it's incredible to me that cognitive dissonance can be this strong. Repression for some, denial for others but it's got so bad that it's turned full circle. Whistle blowing is treasonous and they have a term for it now - "truthers".

Investigative journalism is a dying art. Serving the machine is the norm.
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« Reply #41 on: December 24, 2015, 10:25:22 PM »
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/12/23/christmas-column-2015/

by Paul Craig Roberts

Christmas Column, 2015

Dear Donors, thank you for your support in 2015. Although you have kept me working yet another year, I find it encouraging that there are some Americans who can think independently and who want to know. As Margaret Mead said, it only takes a few determined people to change the world. Perhaps some of you will be those people.

My traditional Christmas column goes back to sometime in the 1990s when I was a newspaper columnist. It has been widely reprinted at home and abroad. Every year two or three readers write to educate me that religion is the source of wars and persecutions. These readers confuse religion with mankind’s abuse of institutions, religious or otherwise. The United States has democratic institutions and legal institutions to protect civil liberties. Nevertheless, we now have a police state. Shall I argue that democracy and civil liberty are the causes of police states?

Some readers also are confused about hypocrisy. There is a vast difference between proclaiming moral principles that one might fail to live up to and proclaiming immoral principles that are all too easy to keep.

Liberty is a human achievement. We have it, or had it, because those who believed in it fought to achieve it. As I explain in my Christmas column, people were able to fight for liberty because Christianity empowered the individual.

The other cornerstone of our culture is the Constitution. Indeed, the United States is the Constitution. Without the Constitution, the United States is a different country, and Americans a different people. This is why assaults on the Constitution by the Bush and Obama regimes are assaults on America that are far worse than any assaults by terrorists. There is not much that we can do about these assaults, but we should not through ignorance enable the assaults or believe the government’s claim that safety requires the curtailment of civil liberty.

In a spirit of goodwill, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a successful New Year.

Paul Craig Roberts

The Greatest Gift For All

Christmas is a time of traditions. If you have found time in the rush before Christmas to decorate a tree, you are sharing in a relatively new tradition. Although the Christmas tree has ancient roots, at the beginning of the 20th century only 1 in 5 American families put up a tree. It was 1920 before the Christmas tree became the hallmark of the season. Calvin Coolidge was the first President to light a national Christmas tree on the White House lawn.

Gifts are another shared custom. This tradition comes from the wise men or three kings who brought gifts to baby Jesus. When I was a kid, gifts were more modest than they are now, but even then people were complaining about the commercialization of Christmas. We have grown accustomed to the commercialization. Christmas sales are the backbone of many businesses. Gift giving causes us to remember others and to take time from our harried lives to give them thought.

The decorations and gifts of Christmas are one of our connections to a Christian culture that has held Western civilization together for 2,000 years.

In our culture the individual counts. This permits an individual person to put his or her foot down, to take a stand on principle, to become a reformer and to take on injustice.

This empowerment of the individual is unique to Western civilization. It has made the individual a citizen equal in rights to all other citizens, protected from tyrannical government by the rule of law and free speech. These achievements are the products of centuries of struggle, but they all flow from the teaching that God so values the individual’s soul that he sent his son to die so we might live. By so elevating the individual, Christianity gave him a voice.

Formerly only those with power had a voice. But in Western civilization people with integrity have a voice. So do people with a sense of justice, of honor, of duty, of fair play. Reformers can reform, investors can invest, and entrepreneurs can create commercial enterprises, new products and new occupations.

The result was a land of opportunity. The United States attracted immigrants who shared our values and reflected them in their own lives. Our culture was absorbed by a diverse people who became one.

In recent decades we have lost sight of the historic achievement that empowered the individual. The religious, legal and political roots of this great achievement are no longer reverently taught in high schools, colleges and universities or respected by our government. The voices that reach us through the millennia and connect us to our culture are being silenced by “political correctness” and “the war on terror.” Prayer has been driven from schools and Christian religious symbols from public life.

Constitutional protections have been diminished by hegemonic political ambitions. Indefinite detention, torture, and murder are now acknowledged practices of the United States government. The historic achievement of due process has been rolled back. Tyranny has re-emerged.

Diversity at home and hegemony abroad are consuming values and are dismantling the culture and the rule of law. There is plenty of room for cultural diversity in the world, but not within a single country. A Tower of Babel has no culture. A person cannot be a Christian one day, a pagan the next and a Muslim the day after. A hodgepodge of cultural and religious values provides no basis for law – except the raw power of the pre-Christian past.

All Americans have a huge stake in Christianity. Whether or not we are individually believers in Christ, we are beneficiaries of the moral doctrine that has curbed power and protected the weak. Power is the horse ridden by evil. In the 20th century the horse was ridden hard, and the 21st century shows an increase in pace. Millions of people were exterminated in the 20th century by National Socialists in Germany and by Soviet and Chinese communists simply because they were members of a race or class that had been demonized by intellectuals and political authority. In the beginning years of the 21st century, hundreds of thousands of Muslims in seven countries have already been murdered and millions displaced in order to extend Washington’s hegemony.

Power that is secularized and cut free of civilizing traditions is not limited by moral and religious scruples. V.I. Lenin made this clear when he defined the meaning of his dictatorship as “unlimited power, resting directly on force, not limited by anything.” Washington’s drive for hegemony over US citizens and the rest of the world is based entirely on the exercise of force and is resurrecting unaccountable power.

Christianity’s emphasis on the worth of the individual makes such power as Lenin claimed, and Washington now claims, unthinkable. Be we religious or be we not, our celebration of Christ’s birthday celebrates a religion that made us masters of our souls and of our political life on Earth. Such a religion as this is worth holding on to even by atheists.

As we enter into 2016, Western civilization, the product of thousands of years of striving, hangs in the balance. Degeneracy is everywhere before our eyes. As the West sinks into tyranny, will Western peoples defend their liberty and their souls, or will they sink into the tyranny, which again has raised its ugly and all devouring head?
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Re: The world according to TRUTH, not western lies
« Reply #42 on: January 01, 2016, 12:54:11 AM »
Cameron's New Year address was excruciating in its insincerity.

Corbyn's was excruciating in its naivety.
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Re: The world according to TRUTH, not western lies
« Reply #43 on: January 01, 2016, 10:41:41 AM »
Hmm... yet another skyscraper, in Dubai this time that caught fire and did NOT collapse to the ground.

At all, let alone within an hour.

Built of the same materials, concrete and steel, these things are designed not to fall down.

And yet a number of them in the WTC complex did, as their structures strangely turned to dust.
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« Reply #44 on: January 01, 2016, 03:16:38 PM »
America Is Being Destroyed By Problems That Are Unaddressed

Paul Craig Roberts
30th December 2015

One hundred years ago European civilization, as it had been known, was ending its life in the Great War, later renamed World War I. Millions of soldiers ordered by mindless generals into the hostile arms of barbed wire and machine gun fire had left the armies stalemated in trenches. A reasonable peace could have been reached, but US President Woodrow Wilson kept the carnage going by sending fresh American soldiers to try to turn the tide against Germany in favor of the English and French.

The fresh American machine gun and barbed wire fodder weakened the German position, and an armistice was agreed. The Germans were promised no territorial losses and no reparations if they laid down their arms, which they did only to be betrayed at Versailles. The injustice and stupidity of the Versailles Treaty produced the German hyperinflation, the collapse of the Weimar Republic, and the rise of Hitler.

Hitler’s demands that Germany be put back together from the pieces handed out to France, Belgium, Denmark, Lithuania, Czechoslovakia, and Poland, comprising 13 percent of Germany’s European territory and one-tenth of her population, and a repeat of French and British stupidity that had sired the Great War finished off the remnants of European civilization in World War II.

The United States benefitted greatly from this death. The economy of the United States was left untouched by both world wars, but economies elsewhere were destroyed. This left Washington and the New York banks the arbiters of the world economy. The US dollar replaced British sterling as the world reserve currency and became the foundation of US domination in the second half of the 20th century, a domination limited in its reach only by the Soviet Union.

The Soviet collapse in 1991 removed this constraint from Washington. The result was a burst of American arrogance and hubris that wiped away in over-reach the leadership power that had been handed to the United States. Since the Clinton regime, Washington’s wars have eroded American leadership and replaced stability in the Middle East and North Africa with chaos.

Washington moved in the wrong direction both in the economic and political arenas. In place of diplomacy, Washington used threats and coercion. “Do as you are told or we will bomb you into the stone age,” as Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage told President Musharraf of Pakistan. Not content to bully weak countries, Washington threatens powerful countries such as Russia, China, and Iran with economic sanctions and military actions. Consequently, much of the non-Western world is abandoning the US dollar as world currency, and a number of countries are organizing a payments system, World Bank, and IMF of their own. Some NATO members are rethinking their membership in an organization that Washington is herding into conflict with Russia.

China’s unexpectedly rapid rise to power owes much to the greed of American capitalism. Pushed by Wall Street and the lure of “performance bonuses,” US corporate executives brought a halt to rising US living standards by sending high productivity, high value-added jobs abroad where comparable work is paid less. With the jobs went the technology and business knowhow. American capability was given to China. Apple Computer, for example, has not only offshored the jobs but also outsourced its production. Apple does not own the Chinese factories that produce its products.

The savings in US labor costs became corporate profits, executive remuneration, and shareholder capital gains. One consequence was the worsening of the US income distribution and the concentration of income and wealth in few hands. A middle class democracy was transformed into an oligarchy. As former President Jimmy Carter recently said, the US is no longer a democracy; it is an oligarchy.

In exchange for short-term profits and in order to avoid Wall Street threats of takeovers, capitalists gave away the American economy. As manufacturing and tradeable professional skill jobs flowed out of America, real family incomes ceased to grow and declined. The US labor force participation rate fell even as economic recovery was proclaimed. Job gains were limited to lowly paid domestic services, such as retail clerks, waitresses, and bartenders, and part-time jobs replaced full-time jobs. Young people entering the work force find it increasingly difficult to establish an independent existence, with 50 percent of 25-year old Americans living at home with parents.

In an economy driven by consumer and investment spending, the absence of growth in real consumer income means an economy without economic growth. Led by Alan Greenspan, the Federal Reserve in the first years of the 21st century substituted a growth in consumer debt for the missing growth in consumer income in order to keep the economy moving. This could only be a short-term palliative, because the growth of consumer debt is limited by the growth of consumer income.

Another serious mistake was the repeal of financial regulation that had made capitalism functional. The New York Banks were behind this egregious error, and they used their bought-and-paid-for Texas US Senator, whom they rewarded with a 7-figure salary and bank vice chairmanship to open the floodgates to amazing debt leverage and financial fraud with the repeal of Glass-Steagall.

The repeal of Glass-Steagall destroyed the separation of commercial from investment banking. One result was the concentration of banking. Five mega-banks now dominate the American financial scene. Another result was the power that the mega-banks gained over the government of the United States. Today the US Treasury and the Federal Reserve serve only the interests of the mega-banks.

In the United States savers have had no interest on their savings in eight years. Those who saved for their retirement in order to make paltry Social Security benefits liveable have had to draw down their capital, leaving less inheritance for hard-pressed sons, grandsons, daughters and granddaughters.

Washington’s financial policy is forcing families to gradually extinguish themselves. This is “freedom and democracy “ America today.

Among the capitalist themselves and their shills among the libertarian ideologues, who are correct about the abuse of government power but less concerned with the abuse of private power, the capitalist greed that is destroying families and the economy is regarded as the road to progress. By distrusting government regulators of private misbehavior, libertarians provided the cover for the repeal of the financial regulation that made American capitalism functional. Today dysfunctional capitalism rules, thanks to greed and libertarian ideology.

With the demise of the American middle class, which becomes more obvious each day as another ladder of upward mobility is dismantled, the United States becomes a bipolar country consisting of the rich and the poor. The most obvious conclusion is that the failure of American political leadership means instability, leading to a conflict between the haves—the one percent—and the dispossessed—the 99 percent.

The failure of leadership in the United States is not limited to the political arena but is across the board. The time horizon operating in American institutions is very short term. Just as US manufacturers have harmed US demand for their products by moving abroad American jobs and the consumer income associated with the jobs, university administrations are destroying universities. As much as 75 percent of university budgets is devoted to administration. There is a proliferation of provosts, assistant provosts, deans, assistant deans, and czars for every designated infraction of political correctness.

Tenure-track jobs, the bedrock of academic freedom, are disappearing as university administrators turn to adjuncts to teach courses for a few thousand dollars. The decline in tenure-track jobs heralds a decline in enrollments in Ph.D. programs. University enrollments overall are likely to decline. The university experience is eroding at the same time that the financial return to a university education is eroding. Increasingly students graduate into an employment environment that does not produce sufficient income to service their student loans or to form independent households.

Increasingly university research is funded by the Defense Department and by commercial interests and serves those interests. Universities are losing their role as sources of societal critics and reformers. Truth itself is becoming commercialized.

The banking system, which formerly financed business, is increasingly focused on converting as much of the economy as possible into leveraged debt instruments. Even consumer spending is reduced with high credit card interest rate charges. Indebtedness is rising faster than the real production in the economy.

Historically, capitalism was justified on the grounds that it guaranteed the efficient use of society’s resources. Profits were a sign that resources were being used to maximize social welfare, and losses were a sign of inefficient resource use, which was corrected by the firm going out of business. This is no longer the case when the economic policy of a country serves to protect financial institutions that are “too big to fail” and when profits reflect the relocation abroad of US GDP as a result of jobs offshoring. Clearly, American capitalism no longer serves society, and the worsening distribution of income and wealth prove it.

None of these serious problems will be addressed by the presidential candidates, and no party’s platform will consist of a rescue plan for America. Unbridled greed, short-term in nature, will continue to drive America into the ground.
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Re: The world according to TRUTH, not western lies
« Reply #45 on: January 14, 2016, 08:39:34 AM »
Here's a couple of truths: -

1. Obama's last State of the Nation address this week included a reference to beating cancer.

2. Adverts on UK TV first started appearing in 2015 that "we will beat cancer".

Here's some more: -

3. Aaron Schwartz died at 26, some (the Feds) say at his own hand.

4. His cause was the liberation of knowledge which the US government is digitising and exploiting for profit.

5. As a result of free library access, a 14 year old US schoolboy approached a number of universities.

6. His hypothesis concluded with the path towards a cure for pancreatic cancer.

7. He was ignored by every professor and it was only because of a solitary research assistant that his findings were aired.

8. Cancer is very profitable for some already rich individuals and organisations.

The critical thinker, armed with the requisite boundaries-exploration objective as a starting point, will not rule out the question of considering who would benefit from curing cancer and who would suffer in this eventuality. I doubt that any of us haven't personal experience of friends, family or acquaintances dying or suffering from this awful disease so the utilitarian perspective demands the conclusion that most, like a massively overwhelming majority of us would all benefit by cancer reduction. But as we are not in charge, the delivery of solutions will come at the pace the state decides.

One thing is certain. Cellular science is sufficiently advanced and has benefited from such unprecedented levels of investment (mostly from private donations) that there remains no logical explanation for cancer still being so "unknown" that so much of the public purse is spent on it. This is one of the biggest political spin opportunities coming up and the west will use the cure to show us how hard they work for the benefit of the people.
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Re: The world according to TRUTH, not western lies
« Reply #46 on: January 14, 2016, 12:24:15 PM »
Jack Andraka's paper test. Here's the link:

https://www.ted.com/talks/jack_andraka_a_promising_test_for_pancreatic_cancer_from_a_teenager?language=en

Not quite a cure, but as good as. The key to curing has to be detection, and I think we'll see massive strides in this direction in the next 5 years - either through paper tests like this one, or based on breath readings, there are a lot of ideas there that must be 2-3 years in development already. One thing that doesn't seem to have been created yet - and I can see it being the next massive thing - is a tool for detection, like a "detection kit". It'll take the form of a home-laboratory and be installed in your bathroom or somewhere and people will breath into a tube or prick their finger for a blood sample and it'll be tested there and then for a variety of diseases on a daily/weekly/monthly basis. It'll be the next iPhone, and will be produced by an apple-like company and cost a fortune for a start, decreasing over 5 years and everyone will have one. They'll design it in such a way as to become obsolete every couple of years and you need extra add-ons for AIDS and herpes and such like. In short, it'll be designed in the most crude and manipulative fashion possible and patented to death to ensure that it can't be copied and that people are locked in to one software or provider with only one or two suppliers to ensure the oligopoly continues. Probably....

I think that patent and profit in the field of medicine is abhorrent and should be outlawed. To think that cures and treatment are not provided equally based on need rather than ability to pay is disgusting. That a company can control the price of a medicine and deprive people of a cure because they paid someone to think of an idea first (backed massively by public funds through universities and charities) is shameful. Capitalism, free-marketism, does not work where the end user has no choice. All medicine should be open source.

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Re: The world according to TRUTH, not western lies
« Reply #47 on: January 14, 2016, 07:17:40 PM »
Thanks for TED talk link. Bingo!

I've seen a lot of TED but didn't know about that one nor did I know the kids name. I just read about him somewhere.

What an inspiring human. One of the best TED talks I've ever seen. Brilliant.

Agree on the abhorrence of capitalist exploitation of medicine. One of my daughters is doing a Ph.D. in virology and like all scientific researchers, has had to sign away her independence so that the "university" i.e. the kleptocratic "system" owns her mind.
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Re: The world according to TRUTH, not western lies
« Reply #48 on: February 10, 2016, 07:36:39 AM »
How is a man like Trump allowed to speak all his nazi right wing rhetoric? Do Americans really believe that what he is saying is true and achievable? Oh that's right, he's white. If Obama or any other person had said half of what he has they'd have been lynched by the pentagon themselves. Unbelievable. Surely he can't win the election?

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« Reply #49 on: February 10, 2016, 02:04:43 PM »
He's a distraction; he won't win anything. Rubio's the one to watch out for. He's this election's Obama. Relatively clean, not much said about him, but with lots and lots of money behind him. I can see him quietly winning the republican race and then the election. Think Sanders will challenge Hillary all the way, to the extent that a lot of his disappointed supporters will not bother voting for Hillary when the actual vote comes around resulting in the Republicans winning. In the interests of keeping the republicans out (if that's a valid interest anymore), I'd rather Trump won the Republican election. The democrats would turn out in force to vote against his election, and the big Republican money (and brains) would stay well clear of Trump meaning he wouldn't benefit from the list purges and general rigging that'd go on if Rubio or Cruz won. I have no problem with Trump to be honest. It's more interesting to watch what he doesn't say than what he does.

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« Reply #50 on: February 10, 2016, 02:15:23 PM »
I'm also not as fearful of Trump than the mainstream. In fact, if the political establishment, the media presstitutes and the industrial war complex is fearful of Trump, I'm all for him.

He's a mad horrible bastard but ironically he's the only chance that not just America but the world has for prosperity and stability. Putin could get on with him and surely Trump can see through the engineered propaganda and attempt to reverse the disastrous world hegemony project that the neocon west is pursuing.

Attempt being the operative word. JFK was a danger to the industrial war machine and they assassinated him so Trump would meet an unfortunate accident if he ever got office.
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« Reply #51 on: February 18, 2016, 02:59:46 PM »
Having seen the excellent film Spotlight last night, there is an obvious parallel here.

There were people who knew it was going on - that multiple priests were sexually abusing kids - and who stood by and let it continue. Lawyers made money out of the confidentiality agreements and took a third of the "compo" hush money. Business people and the head of the Boston Globe had vested personal interests in not rocking the boat and keeping the cardinal onside.

Today, every single investigative journalist and every single economist with half a brain will know that the US government machine are lying not just to its own people but to the world. It is financially bankrupt, as well as morally and spiritually. Their reports of "the new economy", their lies about the true pictures of stagflation and unemployment, their mad money-printing "quantitative easing" etc. etc. has made their situation untenable.

And yet the presstitute media fail to report it. They have personal vested interests.

The governments and the priests are criminals. The vested interests equally so.

Blair, Brown, Cameron, Osbourne and Murdoch are amongst the biggest profile criminals today... of many thousands.
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« Reply #52 on: February 24, 2016, 08:55:29 AM »
Stuart Syvret (@StuartSyvret) tweeted at 11:17 pm on Tue, Feb 23, 2016:
Why would a £23 million child-abuse "public-inquiry" decide it wouldn't spend £5 on legal funding for this witness https://t.co/OPrhxMwkMu ?
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I got sent that just now. One of the best articles I've read.

It took me decades to learn how the world operates and how people are. Maybe it's experience-accumulation and we need to do the time to see the crime. Perhaps there is no fast track to learning.

The problem I see today is the young not having the capacity to learn. I'm not really interested in analysing the levels of intellectual retardation (and it's certainly regressed over the last fifty years), the reasons for this, the lack of humility etc. but from one fellow traveller to another, read that and understand this: -

Almost EVERYTHING the governments of western "democracies" tell us and what gets reported in the presstitute media is a lie, designed to keep the real power brokers in charge and to keep us ignorant.

This doesn't sadden me. I know that karma exists. I just hope I live long enough to see the collapse and I've always had an instinct that something seismic is going to happen in my lifetime.
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« Reply #53 on: February 25, 2016, 10:38:22 AM »
Almost EVERYTHING the governments of western "democracies" tell us and what gets reported in the presstitute media is a lie, designed to keep the real power brokers in charge and to keep us ignorant.

This doesn't sadden me. I know that karma exists. I just hope I live long enough to see the collapse and I've always had an instinct that something seismic is going to happen in my lifetime.

Good use of capitals. It really is everything. It's like there are two separate realities; one manufactured. There are so many examples too, it's staggering:

Monetary policy: We own Sterling, our national debt is not actually a debt (other than foreign currency debt), it's an arbitrary balance between the treasury and the publicly owned BOE. Why is not the base point for discussion in all economic reporting/debating? Why is not even mentioned in economic textbooks (my wife has an economics degree, I've read the majority of her textbooks, monetary policy - or, where does money come from - played no part)?

Austerity: If you have £1,000 (sterling) in circulation and £500 is public debt (teasury to the BOE) and £500 is private debt, then reduction in public debt (austerity) means a greater private debt. Why is this not discussed?

Bank debt vs personal debt: When a person puts there money in a bank, the bank then owns that cash and is replaced with an IOU from the bank to the person. When a person goes into a bank for a loan, the bank simply writes an IOU from the person to the bank and accounts for that IOU as an asset on their balance sheet. There is no connection between depositor and lender. Why do the vast majority of people assume that their savings are used by banks as funds to loan to other people? Why is economics taught this way at University? Why is not in the media everyday as the basis for any economic discussion?

And that's just on monetary and economic policy; where a whole separate system is presented as truth that bears no resemblance to actual truth, by every single news outlet. It doesn't even get into QE, or the level of non-productive investment or the requirement for banks to even exist in a progressive modern society - something that even banks are recognising.

The connection between food production, advertising and health is literally ignored. The fact that UN reports indicate that we have about 60 harvests left of topsoil. That capitalism/profit isn't compatible with food production or sale - the two directly conflict.

Automation, virtually ignored, other than for the purpose of scaremongering. The notion that a person will soon be able to own a technology that requires no human input to provide its output, meaning that ownership (i.e. whoever can afford it at the time) of a copyright (idea) will soon be able to be enough to provide a person with a lifetime return by doing nothing and providing no employment (I realise we're already there in some cases). The stock answer to automation is: we'll think of new jobs for everyone, we always have done (I could be assistant PR supervisor for Apple Aberdeen's automated transport division), regardless of how fucking stupid and not-required said jobs are. Why is there no discussion on the best way for humans to harness automation for the benefit of all at the lowest possible cost?

And then there are the paedos, the lobbyists, the psychopaths etc. Not even discussed. Health, and the ownership of drugs. Not even discussed. Sport, and the fact that it no longer exists: money = win. Not discussed.

I generally turn on the Radio (Scotland, or whatever), listen to the news and pretty much every story has a huge gap in the discussion - like an agreed set of boundaries. Channel 4 news is pretty good, but still seems to be unwilling to challenge the current system (other than Paul Mason in economics, and Alex Thomson in hun-based news).

But as you say Rocket, karma will see to the cunts in the end. Probably the rest of us too (cunts like me, who partake in the system for instance) mind you.

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« Reply #55 on: March 23, 2016, 06:17:38 PM »
Donald Trump is the only hope for peace and progress in the world.

I never thought I would ever think that, let alone say it.

Sometimes a mad problem needs a mad solution. He's a fucking madman for sure but he's not part of the problem and hopefully has the strength of character and will be surrounded by intelligent enough people to stop the war and get rid of the bastards who have corrupted the planet and bring them to account.

It's a long shot and a pipe dream but the sheeple need to wake up to the truth.
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« Reply #56 on: March 23, 2016, 10:19:38 PM »
Donald Trump is the only hope for peace and progress in the world.

I never thought I would ever think that, let alone say it.

Sometimes a mad problem needs a mad solution. He's a fucking madman for sure but he's not part of the problem and hopefully has the strength of character and will be surrounded by intelligent enough people to stop the war and get rid of the bastards who have corrupted the planet and bring them to account.

It's a long shot and a pipe dream but the sheeple need to wake up to the truth.

He'll get shot within a couple of months if he gets in. It'll be Hillary though. Hopefully Sanders will walk away and refuse to support her; that'd do her a lot of damage. Whilst I don't think many voters will move from Hillary to Trump, quite a few Sander's voters might just not vote rather than vote for her.

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Re: The world according to TRUTH, not western lies
« Reply #57 on: March 23, 2016, 11:15:56 PM »
I think you're right, on both your first counts.

He's so volatile, he inspires volatility in others.

Even my opinion of him is confused.

He's a total wankstain of a human.
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Re: The world according to TRUTH, not western lies
« Reply #58 on: April 04, 2016, 08:37:05 AM »
The Panama Papers is welcome not just in as much that it exposes truth but because it proves that investigative journalism hasn't totally been stamped out. Much as Rupert and Jerry and Auntie and the big six would like to control what we get fed, and they do, the monopolist media hasn't quite got their fingers in all parts of the dyke. Very surprised to see the BBC in the credits of a video pertaining to TPP. That'll be a couple of their employees sacked today then.
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Re: The world according to TRUTH, not western lies
« Reply #59 on: April 04, 2016, 09:15:32 AM »
The Panama Papers is welcome not just in as much that it exposes truth but because it proves that investigative journalism hasn't totally been stamped out. Much as Rupert and Jerry and Auntie and the big six would like to control what we get fed, and they do, the monopolist media hasn't quite got their fingers in all parts of the dyke. Very surprised to see the BBC in the credits of a video pertaining to TPP. That'll be a couple of their employees sacked today then.

The fallout should be exciting  :thumbsup: