Category: Politics & economics

current state of the world, economic theory

You’ll never fly again

In the post on USS John S. McCain, the question asked was why or rather – how it happened. One of my thoughts was: “Were wimmin involved?”

This is not as spurious or misogynist as you may think. Look at as much of this video as you can stomach and then answer the question: “Are women serious people?”

I don’t mean are they deadly serious about what they want and about your faults – they are deadly serious about that.

No, I mean that young women themselves and in the effect they have on men around them, create a lack of seriousness, but in something like flying a plane or sailing a ship, that can be fatal.

The instant this vid started and some bint asked: “Boobs or arse?” great foreboding came over me.

It got worse.

Then, I went to comments. Someone had already picked up on the boobs/arse quip by the female, then came a woman’s comment, one Danielle S, pointing out that women should not be allowed anywhere near a cockpit and the video does nothing to negate her view.… More here ...

Chin-stroking thoughts about the Donald today

Ken Craggs:

I believe there is a strong possibility that Donald Trump is being set-up by the Rothschild’s to be remembered in history as an abomination who triggered the most catastrophic war in human history. Trump is being given all the room he needs to present himself as an unstable, unpredictable, maverick president who gets up in the early hours of the morning to tweet whatever happens to be on his mind.

Most of the pieces are already in place for Donald Trump to be set-up. We’ve had the “fire and fury” as well as the “locked and loaded” comments from Trump regarding the US-North Korea nuclear standoff.  If a nuclear explosion was to happen somewhere in North Korea, the media would go into overdrive and Trump would get the blame.

The Economist, which is Rothschild owned, described Donald Trump last week as “politically inept, morally barren and temperamentally unfit for office”.

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Part two: meanwhile, in Hobbiton

Andrew Allison writes for the Freedom Association:

Once again Islamist terrorism strikes Europe – this time in the shape of two attacks in Spain. I am sure all our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families. I will say no more other than to refer you to this article I wrote after the atrocity in Manchester in May this year. The more we bury our heads in the sand, the more we fail to confront head-on this barbarous evil.

Someone who doesn’t have her head buried in the sand is Sarah Champion, Labour MP for Rotherham. For those of you who don’t know, Sarah Champion wrote an article for The Sun recently with these opening words:

“Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls. There. I said it. Does that make me a racist? Or am I just prepared to call out this horrifying problem for what it is?”

Last week she was forced to resign from her position in the Shadow Cabinet.More here ...

Part one: the blissful world of Hobbiton

In Lord of the Rings, as everyone not residing on the Planet Zog for the last two decades knows, there is a sleepy town of Hobbiton which blissfully goes on with its living and petty squabbling but one resident goes travelling and pokes an Orc or two out there in the yonder, which brings the attention of nasty elements to the town and the rest is history.

Unbeknowns to residents, their peaceful existence is largely due to Strider and his fellow rangers who patrol the outer rim of the area and deal with potential threats, as the Royal Navy supposedly does with us.

Part one here is about this blissfulness and utter unpreparedness for attack.

The Thermomix

In short, the machine takes away all the guesswork, and the labor, and the careful management; all you have to do is enjoy the results. My particular favorite is something my household calls “onion jam”: onions caramelized in bacon fat and just a tiny bit of sugar.

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The coalface and the parasites

No doubt the volunteers giving their time for this are dedicated people with a love of their subject and I’d certainly go on one, before further exploration:

However, the self-appointed heads of umbrella organizations – let’s take the National Trust as an example – are wankers. Not just wankers but egregious wankers:

On grotesque salaries from public moneys.

Incidentally, what did you get up to today?  We were chickening.… More here ...

Fake restaurant queues

There’s fakery everywhere today, including with this restaurant app [shades of the crisis actors hired for Charlottesville]:

Pretend for a moment that you’re walking through your neighborhood and notice a line of people wrapped around the block outside a newly opened restaurant.

Local food bloggers haven’t written about the venue, so you assume the trendy-looking crowd must be the result of contagious, word-of-mouth buzz.

There was a time when that may have been undoubtedly true — when you could trust that a crowd of people was, in fact, a naturally occurring mass of individuals.

But that time may be passing thanks to Surkus, an emerging app that allowed the restaurant to quickly manufacture its ideal crowd and pay the people to stand in place like extras on a movie set.

Interesting to me is that the piece appeared in WaPo, the rag of lies, so the whole thing could be a lie.… More here ...