Saturday 24th of June 2017

trickle down or suck the middle?...

trickle down

Famous excerpt (probably made up) from a conversation between Colbert and Mazarin under LOUIS XIV:


Colbert: To find money, there comes a time when fiddling is not enough anymore. I would like the Superintendent to explain how we go about spending even when we are already in debt ...


Mazarin: When one is a mere mortal, of course, and one is covered with debts, one goes to prison. But the State ... The State is different. You can not throw the state into jail. Then the state continues, adds to the debt! All states do that.


Colbert: Oh yes? You think that works?

paris, not his amour...

dumbdumb

The negotiations leading up to the Paris climate accord involved years of delicate diplomacy and thousands of voices offering guidance. President Donald Trump's handling of the decision to leave was the polar opposite.

but we wear the white hats ...

but we wear the white hats ...

The terrorist attack in Manchester where 22 people, including children, were killed and scores were injured, many critically, provoked an understandable sense of outrage into how and why this could happen. The answer to that question unfortunately has been to repeat the half-truths and stereotypes that have followed each of the terrorist attacks in western cities in recent years.  

on laying down with dogs ...

on laying down with dogs ...

The breathless hypocrisy of Donald Trump’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia should leave us all reeling. The fact that the new president could make his first overseas journey to the very country he previously castigated, rightly, as the mother lode of 9/11 is bad enough. But the sycophancy he displayed to his hosts, especially King Salman, demonstrated just what a dangerous chameleon Trump is.  

 

 

shifting the goal posts of "renewable energy"...

coal is not "clean"...

New coal-fired power stations using 'clean coal' technology could be funded by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), under plans announced by the Federal Government.

on a tiny, tiny, tiny little man ...

on a tiny, tiny, tiny little man ...

He called it the best nine days of his Presidency.

“Just returned from Europe. Trip was a great success for America. Hard work but big results!”

the usefulness of knowing some useless things...

useless...

This is the beginning sentences of an article written in... 1939, by Abraham Flexner in an article called "The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge", issue 179, Harpers.. It has enormous resonance with what is happening in the world today. Some of the useless things we do, have gone into the area of the inane, but by and large we still seek beauty and contentment, despite the shit our leaders throw at us via their petty ideas designed to enrich the rich and fiddle with your poor innards to make sure you're in pain. For these morons, sadists and sociopath, leading means inflicting pain to make you react and become a slave of their intent.

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