Diaries

About the downfall of EU

While it is clear to news consumers outside of the MSM that the EU is facing a collapse, it
appears the political class are not doing much to prepare for the inevitable. How long will
the populations of these nations watch this slow motion disaster? There are sparks of
discontent flaring up here and there. But I feel there is is a storm brewing which is being
ignored by the rulers. Any ideas?

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Resilience

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The Ridgefield Washington teachers strike is going into its second week with stalled contract negotiations hinging on funding for student mental health support, special education improvements, and a better program for student interventions.

inside the Belly of the Beast

As best I can figure, I had a stroke on July 26 of this year. I started to bump into immovable objects and tumbling to the ground. I naively thought it was simple vertigo, but two days of clumsiness from hell convinced me to call 911. The paramedics took my blood pressure which was astronomical and they took me to Cedars Sinai hospital where I spent a week before being moved to a rehabilitation hospital.

The Weekly Watch

The Fading Facade of a Functioning System

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We've known for years we don't live in a democracy, at least since the 2014 Princeton Study,

a multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organised groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on US government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence.

In English: the wealthy few move policy, while the average American has little power, or basically the US is an oligarchy...surprise. None the less, people still attempt to work within a system which is dysfunctional, delusional, and really doesn't even exist. Let's look in more detail below the fold...

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