I know a lot of you have been concerned about the ability of large corporations to raise prices. Well, thanks to the Trump tax cuts you can stop worrying about the pricing power of multinational corporations.
This is a dream come true for all those blue-collar workers in the Rust Belt who voted for Trump. What more could they possibly desire when it comes to the trade deal that ruined their lives, except for a name change?
Here we are, late in the Trump/Russia Collusion Investigation, and the evidence is still as thin and weak as watery milk. The media monopolies are the ever-present mouthpieces of last resort when you absolutely, positively need to misinform and confuse the American public, and they performed as expected. For them, it's no longer about proving that Vladimir Putin has seized control of the United States from his sinister Kremlin office. In recent weeks, they've been talking a mile a minute just to obscure their own perfidy. Watching them, one gets the impression that if they stop to take a breath their pants will fall down.
(It’s a little late in the day for that, I’d say.)
Since the end of July, Lanny Davis (Michael Cohen’s attorney) has been sneaking around as an “unnamed source” passing insider news to "easy" media like CNN. In this latest narrative, we are told that Michael Cohen is going to drop the dime on his client, Donald Trump. It seems that Cohen witnessed Trump engaged in *actual* Russian collusion.
In both the sex abuse of children and persecution of LGBTQ persons, the Irish point their fingers in the right direction.
Couldn't happen to a nicer guy /s.
Maintenance of security clearances upon leaving Federal employ is supposed to be on a need to know basis. It is not a privilege. However in the incestuous revolving door atmosphere of Washington D.C., maintenance of such perks is commonplace--and is the expected, albeit not legal, norm after leaving office.
First up: Jeffrey St. Clair: “+ Someone recently asked me to describe what I mean by the Sputnik Left and I said you’ll know it when you see it. The best definition I could come up with was: political activists who rigorously apply Chomsky’s lens to the NYT, WashPost, and the Guardian, but regurgitate as gospel whatever they read or hear on RT or Sputnik.”, ‘Roaming Charges’, Aug. 24, 2018 (a big wd smile)
Ninth Dimensional Distractions
American people are routinely misinformed, misled, and deceived by the lame stream media. It is no wonder that we are rushing head long toward extinction. The international media has displayed less interest in global warming and climate change throughout the last decade. For the most part, US citizens can barely keep their heads above water as they struggle with multiple jobs...or no job. Snippets of news are all people have to inform their world views.
July 3, 2017, to July 3, 2018, MSNBC dedicated zero segments to the US’s war in Yemen, but 455 segments to Stormy Daniels. … After all, Obama backed the war on Yemen—though not nearly as aggressively as Trump has—and it’s difficult to make a coherent left-wing, anti-war criticism when the current Republican in office is simply carrying out your guy’s policy, but on steroids.
https://fair.org/home/action-alert-its-been-over-a-year-since-msnbc-has-... And it isn't just US media...even in New Zealand people get the corporate spin. We face even more serious threats to independent media due to a spate of corporate censorship. Facebook and Twitter in conjunction with CIA staffed think tanks are taking down accounts of Iranians, Russians, and others they deem inappropriate. Even Telesur English was removed from Facebook for a few days until public outcry paved the way for their return https://mronline.org/2018/08/21/what-is-behind-facebook-deleting-telesur...
It's not perfect. But for a guy running for office, in a traditionally conservative RW state, in a racially contentious time, this off-the-cuff answer deserves some credit.
It seems to have gone very fast. Next week, Bollox Minor is off to university.... and Fred is off to kittygarten.
A couple of shots from the recent pilgrimage to England, and then one from the Colorado trip: