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Where’s the gold?

November 25, 2014 3 Comments
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Where’s the gold?

Interesting question and only alternative sites are commenting on it: Note how gold flows into New York, but has difficulty flowing out of US private banking hands as is the case with the ‘confiscation’ of Germany’s gold. Numerous attempts by Bundesbank to repatriate its gold reserves have been met with a brick wall, and to date, Germany has only recovered a miniscule 5 tonnes directly from the NY Fed – out of the…

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What do Egypt and Theresa May have in common?

November 25, 2014 No Comments
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What do Egypt and Theresa May have in common?

The truth about things can take surprising turns.  With one upcoming post on the EPA, it seems the truth damns Republicans but it still must be told, for all that.  This one now, today, doesn’t seem to help any particular western group but once again – for all that, it still needs telling. Sitting back and drawing breath, staring at the words on the page of the article I’m about…

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Policy is to blame – all the rest just follows

November 24, 2014 No Comments
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Policy is to blame – all the rest just follows

Britain faces no terror threat unless the govt wants it to, in order to bring in the next bit of legislation.  Hegel is alive and well and the old formula still works. 1.  Create a monster through your policies 2.  Warn people about the threat 3.  Relax the security to let the nutters go for it, later pleading incompetence 4.  A series of ongoing incidents occur, so that people take…

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Pubs

November 22, 2014 14 Comments
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Pubs

There are quite a few bloggers in our corner of the sphere, plus Breitbart and now Paul Nuttall [UKIP] writes on the smoky-drinky issue. When I was a child, wherever we drove, my father insisted the windows were up and he smoked.  So yes, I passively smoked and sometime back was diagnosed with bronchitis and there’s a sinus problem too, which I don’t put down to that.  My father died of…

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Ten easy ways to neither understand nor have a say in the making of money

November 20, 2014 3 Comments
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For a start, from last night’s Ken Craggs’ piece on today’s backbench debate in parliament, the nature of money creation is going to be covered. The reasons you and I will do nothing on this are many: 1. The source is untrusted – it comes from someone you don’t know, Ken Craggs and is brought by someone you’re not over-enamoured of, James Higham. So it’s off to a bad start.…

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One point of view or free debate?

November 19, 2014 6 Comments
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The central issue in this Breitbart article is not the substance of it, as many a commenter in the thread pointed out. The central issue is how far does a publication refuse opinion contrary to its main thrust and how far does it allow free debate? As a political blogger, I confess it’s one I’ve not yet worked out and that goes for OoL too. There is this point of…

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The great chocolate shortage and other BS

November 18, 2014 1 Comment
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Haiku points to this bit of tosh: As a response to the chocolate shortage, farmers are investing in new strains of cacao. One of these is a breed called CCN51, renowned both because it produces nearly seven times more beans than its traditional Ecuadorian counterpart and because it is resistant to witches’ broom. Scientists, however, still have more work to do when it comes to cultivating CCN51: Its flavors on the…

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Fake charities – the great rip-off

November 17, 2014 13 Comments
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Fake charities – the great rip-off

A charity fatcat It’s difficult to know how to deal with the faux charity problem from the point of view of donating. We get herded into certain positions. We discover, for example, that only a tiny portion gets to the intended target, that bureaucrats and other middlemen take their cut, that salaries of top execs in this ‘business’ are on the same whack they would be in any other regular…

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The club is dark

November 16, 2014 No Comments
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No one with any vestige of credibility goes near Icke in his writing. Which is wrong because he gets a lot of it right, i.e. corroborated elsewhere – it’s just the weird stuff which kills it for him, thinking he’s God or whatever he was meant to have done. I’ll go into anyone’s writing, even Hitler’s, if it will throw up some snippets, some little facts, not otherwise known. In…

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The monstrous regiment of malfunctioning units [female]

November 13, 2014 13 Comments
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The monstrous regiment of malfunctioning units [female]

One of the good guys currently under attack As if on cue, Rossa’s mother sends this piece at The Tap: There’s a type of man who becomes a twisted caricature – loud, boorish, a bore, prone to physcial violence and I have roughly the same attitude towards him that I do towards his egregious female equivalent – the feminazi. Malfunction Units [Male] and Malfunctioning Units [Female]. But giving hope to one…

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Measure a nation by its intrepid and insane

November 11, 2014 8 Comments
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Measure a nation by its intrepid and insane

Haiku brings this rocket powered bicycle [like it]: That’s wonderful, of course but it does illustrate a certain phenomenon – how far the world of speed on the outer edges, from left field, has been dominated by the French in the past quarter of a century. In my own field, the round the worlds have been dominated by Joyon and Cammas, pitted against the occasional American entry and the very…

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Professionalism versus unprofessionalism

November 10, 2014 6 Comments
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Part of the apoplexy or perhaps the reason it is an apoplectic reaction to things which are plain wrong is when you’ve seen the best, when you’ve experienced treatment which has been ultra-professional – that’s when anything less is utterly unacceptable any more. When we look at the Westminster circus, the snide nastiness of excluding Farage from the Cenotaph, the whole horrible theatre of it all, along with the moral…

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Spanish sovereign debt and JPM

November 9, 2014 2 Comments
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A couple of money men I know said, in 2010, that the big issue at that time was sovereign debt and China is cited as one of the main players. I wrote years ago about Peabody and how there was an induced grain crisis in America in the mid-1800s, out of which the eventual JPM did very well indeed and JPM is a topic upon which many on left and right…

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The night of the orchestrated protest

November 6, 2014 3 Comments
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In 1975, I was in Melbourne CBD the night that Labour called the Coup d’Etat and the Liberals called The Dismissal – you can always tell political affiliation downunder by how you refer to it. That was close to the point I put aside radical student, Rik Mayall politics – peace, bros – grew up and did my homework a bit better, came back over here via the world and…

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More dishonesty and administrative bloat

November 5, 2014 4 Comments
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Good article by Bruce Charlton, via Chuckles: There should be zero tolerance of dishonesty among politicians, executives, managers and other public figures. Public life is so riddled with dishonesty nowadays that it seems a ridiculously high standard to insist on honesty from public figures – but things are much worse that they used to be in this regard, and a getting worse. It seems that the modern ‘sensible’ ‘pragmatic’ attitude…

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