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  • defogger commented on the blog post Late, Late Night FDL: The Laws Must Change

    2014-04-15 00:05:53View | Delete

    Sorry CT, I was answering your initial response. I’m too slow and sleepy. Catch you tomorrow.

  • defogger commented on the blog post Late, Late Night FDL: The Laws Must Change

    2014-04-15 00:00:21View | Delete

    Hey CT, I think we are on different pages, which is surely my fault because I gave no context. The EU does what pleases the US, with all the circularity involved nobody on the outside knows who is loan sharking Ukraine for for how much.

    Considering how many of our tax dollars are being recycled via “our ” IMF,the NED. USAID and other fronts, the only thing we know for sure is how the money will be delivered : as mobster juice loans with structural conditionalities that ensure debt- dependency economics leading to serfdom,e.g., Greece.

    My initial comment was in a 2002 timeline and had no EU connection outside of, maybe, BIS in Geneva, i.e., headquarters for Empire marching orders.

  • defogger commented on the blog post Late, Late Night FDL: The Laws Must Change

    2014-04-14 23:15:17View | Delete

    VU John wrote my favorite song, fear is a man’s best friend.

  • defogger commented on the blog post Late, Late Night FDL: The Laws Must Change

    2014-04-14 23:12:07View | Delete

    John from the VU, both incredible artists.

  • defogger commented on the blog post Late, Late Night FDL: The Laws Must Change

    2014-04-14 23:09:14View | Delete

    Hey CT, I’ve been checking out that Yukos deal for which Khordokovsky was incaged , and it appears that Putin clusterfucked Jacob Rothschild out of billions by making his shares worth pennies on the dollar. I really just wanted to say hi. but knowing that family holds a grudge, I wonder if that is playing any role in framing Russia.

  • At a larger level, has anyone noted that Newshour has become a neocon rag. As a public entity it has gone from a straight-arrow perspective of establishment politics, with opposing centrist views, to an amen corner for warmongering corporatism.

    I challenge anyone to show me one scintilla of difference from Murdoch and the Newshour dissemination of yellow journalism, except I don’t “underwrite” Murdoch. Ifill and Woodruff should enter the marketplace with their vicious agenda that makes no pretense of being either objective or informative.

    I was never a fan, but I did occasionally watch to get an institutional view of the world, but this is anti-family, agenda-laden neo-cultism.There’s a place for Murdoch advocacy, but it isn’t a public-sponsored venue.

  • defogger commented on the diary post McCutcheon Ruling Requires Americans to Reclaim Democracy by Robert Weissman.

    2014-04-02 22:45:02View | Delete

    That’s bullshit, and I don’t think you were on the frontline of anything. There were all types of people with all kinds of temperaments . The diversity was the beauty, and nobody who was on the scene referred to anyone as a bigmouth. You are a fraud and a fake. You are probably an old [...]

  • defogger commented on the diary post McCutcheon Ruling Requires Americans to Reclaim Democracy by Robert Weissman.

    2014-04-02 21:57:54View | Delete

    Yes,occupy is still alive, it’s international, and it’s either the beginning or end of life as we know it. Sorry firebagger, some of us are less promiscuous with our respect. Anyone who doesn’t believe in the core values of OWS is politically worthless.I have no more respect for the trickle-down justice of identity politics and [...]

  • defogger commented on the diary post McCutcheon Ruling Requires Americans to Reclaim Democracy by Robert Weissman.

    2014-04-02 19:36:21View | Delete

    If the system is the problem, and those who control the system prosper from the problem, then why we expect the system to solve our problems at its expense ? Because it respects us? We don’t even respect us. Who could respect a lesser-evil person ? That mindset has taken us into hard fascism, yet [...]

  • defogger commented on the diary post McCutcheon Ruling Requires Americans to Reclaim Democracy by Robert Weissman.

    2014-04-02 19:15:48View | Delete

    Hey uni@8, if all you saw was a beatdown, then maybe you unknowingly nailed the problem: you. Yes you, and all that airy-fairy prattle about”rude ” oppressors.By definition, oppressors are “naughty “, so maybe you are a tweak too” placid” to help make mass resistance reach a critical point. If more of the observer class [...]

  • defogger commented on the blog post Voting For Neoliberal Democrats As The Lesser Of Two Evils

    2014-03-31 20:06:36View | Delete

    The unremarked factor on this thread is that neoliberalism is about huge government, which separates it from market fundamentalism, laissez-faire or anything to which Friedman, Hayek or Mises can be referred. If not using big, for-profit governance as the assumption, then nothing makes sense.

    Milton Friedman hated big, centralized governance because he saw it as a Holocaust enabler from which he lost family. Ron Paul is the same. This “classic liberalism” doesn’t give a shit about you, whereas neoliberalism literally wants to know all about you, even predictive behavior.

    Nice choice, one doesn’t care if you are penniless, and the other uses the IMF model to make you penniless.

  • defogger commented on the blog post D.C. is a Travesty of Democracy

    2014-03-31 18:04:47View | Delete

    Democracy ? Come on Jon, you either being cruel or very condescending. If the greatest wealth disparity in world history doesn’t make us an irrefutable oligarchy, what would ? Maybe if we had any real concern about surrendering our freedoms to a fascist kleptocracy , then DC statehood might be more than a provincial issue.

    Power-elites concede nothing, including citizen agency for DC.

  • defogger commented on the diary post The decade of lame excuses: “Catastrophism” and abrupt climate change by cassiodorus.

    2014-03-30 00:28:10View | Delete

    Cass, you are dead on in all respects. Climate change will remain a boutique issue due to the economic fears of austerity, which is pure class warfare that any second-rate geometer can aver. Interest on debt will compound faster than growth, but economic growth is not even a factor due to austerity sucking the life [...]

  • defogger commented on the diary post VIDEO: Austerity Is Crap: A Brief History of the #USMfuture Movement by Dennis Trainor Jr.

    2014-03-29 17:45:13View | Delete

    The entire neoliberal agenda is reliant on austerity, so unless one is ready for revolution against Wall St. ownership of America, maybe one should just eat her peas and ” know her place”. We don’t even know how to think beyond the tiny thought prism of corporate inculcation. We have the power of hope, surely [...]

  • defogger commented on the blog post Young People Are Heavily Aligned With the Democratic Party

    2014-03-28 19:26:31View | Delete

    Hi mulpsy, still fighting the powerless ? ”atta boy, we’re all proud of you ! Out there with GS doing God’s work, and yet nobody at FDL really appreciates how guys like you and Rahm have given the dems a course-correction to help work through their previous identity crisis.

    Transnational imperialism for privatized takeover of planetary assets by whatever means necessary. You guys made it so concise and clear. Thanks mulpsy. Viva trollista !

  • defogger commented on the blog post Young People Are Heavily Aligned With the Democratic Party

    2014-03-28 19:05:41View | Delete

    Beyond the resident tribal partisans, don’t you think the smart people would like to know the questions that were asked on the poll. I encounter many young people, and most view the two parties as corrupt vehicle to advance the same neo-liberal corporatism. A sporting event for silly old people.

    Now, admittedly, this is Berkeley, and most of these young people have been influenced by me, but beyond your fi-fi jihad to promote the dems, everybody knows there will be at least one well-financed “spoiler” that will run against this two-party filth who have us on the brink of extinction

    The only growth this duopoly can expect is in ever-increasing hatred. Listen to Washington Journal, this is the wrath of a new mainstream voice, the white welfare slob being portrayed in Congress.

    I wouldn’t vote for anyone except the spoiler.

  • defogger commented on the diary post It’s Time for Transparency in U.S. Drone Strikes by Robert Greenwald.

    2014-03-27 22:46:58View | Delete

    Mr. Greenwald does great work, but in general there is this delusional belief among liberal journalists that if the people only knew, things would change. The transparency myth. Enough people know we face planetary game-over, our economic system is a criminal enterprise, and our politicos have turned on the public’s interest, yet none of us [...]

  • Hi eCAHN, didn’t know you were here. Did you read the Steve Keen link that CT fed you regarding the B of E and fractional reserve ? If not, check my comment for you on his late night blog 3-25. Need to eat.

  • I would like to say I had it right, with my pre-war protests about no blood for oil, but I was wrong, and this dude is trying to ensconce a greater cover-up. When Iraqi oil supply is taken off the spot market for years of war devastation, the resultant scarcity makes energy prices higher and [...]

  • defogger commented on the blog post How Obama Helped the GOP Become the Party of Old People

    2014-03-26 17:36:54View | Delete

    Most young people accept that the planet is toast, know that change from within is the denial of silly old people, and are just scuffling by until climate warming, Fukushima or nukes eviscerate the last vestige of societal hopium.

    Here in Berkeley some groups are celebrating this rotten soul-killing system, with its dualism and predatory economics. I agree with them, and nobody is depressed .

    Vote for the lesser evil and freeze populist dissent ? I bet we will see historically low turnouts, because the truly rational choice is forgetting these neoliberals and have fun .

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