Thursday 20th of June 2019

TACTICS OF POLITICAL SPRUIKING

EXAMPLE #349785
Make a semi casual announcement such as
“... export bottlenecks...

Abso-LOOT-ly

I've been wondering why Lies are so thick on the ground, but Truth is hard to find. I'm glad to report that Don Rumsfeld and Dick Myers have gone to the trouble of explaining why, at a recent US Senate hearing.

And people have said, "My goodness, why does it take so long for someone to come back and have the actual facts?" Well it takes a long time to be truthful, to be responsible, it takes a long time to review 25,000 documents, which is what they have had to do.

There it is. If you do not want to find the truth too quickly, make a huge pile of every document and paper that could be faintly related, and dive right in. Start anywhere. Do not presume that a choice few words from a trustworthy source can short-circuit this farnarckling craziness. No, no, NOOOOO. They might tell you something you didn't want to hear, Amanda. Then you'd have to go to the trouble of undermining their credibility. Besides, who can you trust, these days?

The Great Man continues:

And the only other thing I'd say about it is people lost their lives, people are dead, and that's unfortunate. And people need to be very careful about what they say, just as people need to be careful about what they do.

Oh, my electronic arms.

No bottlenecks here

US ports deal: A bitter aftertaste

By Emilie Rutledge

Monday 10 April 2006, 20:25 Makka Time, 17:25 GMT

That DP World had already sought and obtained the necessary US regulatory approvals did little to temper the irrational concerns expressed by many American commentators.

Congressional concerns were not over DP World’s business plan or its security record - the US navy has been using Jebel Ali for more than 15 years - but were almost exclusively because it was an Arab company. It is clear, though, from a brief review of the regional and international press, that the consensus view is that congress was unnecessarily discriminatory and in the wrong.

It happens that many other US ports are owned and/or operated by foreign companies, many of which are Asian. According to the New York Times, foreign-based entities own over 30% of America's ports. Over 80% of Los Angeles’s port terminals are run by foreign companies. A Singapore state-controlled company operates Pacific coast ports from Los Angeles to Alaska.
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Gus asks: is this racism in the management of bottlenecks? See how furphies are planted in the mind of people at the head of this blog line