Category: Politics & economics

current state of the world, economic theory

Sidelights on burnt toast and tatties

The whole MSM has jumped on it now, the Beeb was one of the first:

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-38680622

Chuckles wrote:

It’s the whole California acrylamide proposition 65 con from the mid eighties being recycled. They just trot out the same stuff, over and over.

Always remember that the whole California ‘may cause cancer’ thing is a legal scam, to allow people to be sued, and lawyers to pocket some nice money.

The fact that something ’causes cancer’ or ‘may cause cancer’, is a LEGAL determination, not a medical one.

In the case of acrylamide, I seem to remember it would require you to eat a couple of hundred pounds of burnt french fries at a sitting, for many decades. Besides which, the actual testing and determination was done on mice, not on humans.

But as always, if it tastes good, and the wrong sort of people like it, they’re determined to ban it.More here ...

The power of the net

UNZ runs this piece on Rove and reality:

“We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality – judiciously, as you will – we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.” (Ron Suskind, NYTimes Magazine, Oct. 17, 2004).

And of course, that delusional We Are Empire thing, excluding the population in its establishment of reality, has just come a cropper in the US. In Europe, the new reality is also biting the effing EU and its lackeys in each country’s governments.

CNN’s forced posting of the real picture of the inauguration crowd is but one part of it. Ditto when Miss Snowflake ‘actress’ at the Pussy March, Ashley Judd, said her lyin’ piece, ditto Madonna, the net hit back in a barely articulate piece, replete with typos:… More here ...

Stop press – Obama’s last minute treachery

Breaking on Twitter just now:

Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking.

A State Department official and several congressional aides said the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning.

The official said former Secretary of State John Kerry had informed some lawmakers of the move shortly before he left the State Department for the last time Thursday.

The aides said written notification dated Jan. 20 was sent to Congress just hours before Donald Trump took the oath of office.

And Melania gave Moosha a gift before Obama’s eyes before the inauguration. Despicable pair.… More here ...

The Queen’s Chaplain

This one needs to be drawn out and moaned over to the fullest extent, maximum pressure. We should all really be doing this, not just Cranmer:

When one is faced with “attempts to silence or defenestrate”, one has a choice: to resign honourably or wait nervously for the axe to fall, and thereby suffer a martyr’s fate.

For the sake and style of Her Majesty the Queen, Gavin Ashenden chose to resign. That is an honourable decision worthy of respect. He has lost a parochial church title, but gained a world of freedom to help save the soul of the church.

But even Cranmer’s missed the point. Chuckles:… More here ...

CNN and that crowd

Interactive CNN gigapixel here

cnn and the crowd

Moving past the crowd, the inauguration, the next day’s march and going back to this act by CNN to release this gigapixel, it certainly poses certain questions.

One is why, if they were capable of this technology, did they not use it for their viewers in the first place, instead of showing the dishonestly used pic of the start of the inauguration day and claiming it was not a big crowd?… More here ...