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December 03, 2020

Open Thread 2020-95

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@James. I totally agree. I'm not moving on. I will continue to be abusive and rude to certain delusional individuals here who couldnt give 2 fucks about the rest of us. If its good for the goose and all that. I do apologise to the barflies who just come for a non partisan exchange of thoughts. I am just unwilling to ignore it any longer. By the By James do you have any thoughts on Matriarchal ascendancy due to a certain planatary conjunction in the heavens? Weird considering the large amount of female picks from the Pussy petter elect. No?

Posted by: Tannenhouser | Dec 4 2020 18:06 utc | 201

The latest cover of the New Yorker has gone viral for its accurate and “relatable” depiction of life amid the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/new-yorker-cover-illustration-pandemic-adrian-tomine-b1764740.html

Posted by: Mao | Dec 4 2020 18:06 utc | 202

Anomalies in Vote Counts and Their Effects on Election 2020

A Quantitative Analysis of Decisive Vote Updates in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Georgia on and after Election Night

https://votepatternanalysis.substack.com/p/voting-anomalies-2020

Posted by: Mao | Dec 4 2020 18:10 utc | 203

Code looks like:

Learning <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML_element">HTML</a> is fun!

Bold text = link address
Italics text = What you want to appear on the page

Browser's rendered output:

Learning HTML is fun!

Posted by: William Gruff | Dec 4 2020 18:14 utc | 204

Posted by: Mao | Dec 4 2020 17:36 utc | 190

Hu Xijin 胡锡进 @HuXijin_GT

When the Chinese were forming civilization, fighting against cheating and stealing, the ancestors of the Americans had not completely got rid of the nature of monkeys. The US is modernized today, but the pity is why this senator’s cognitive level is still as low as a monkey’s.

https://twitter.com/HuXijin_GT/status/1334727092722782210

Posted by: Mao | Dec 4 2020 18:18 utc | 205

Well, well... The European Commission has finally done something right and proper by calling the Outlaw US Empire's unilateral, extraterritorial sanctions as illegal violations of International law. But didn't the EC do the same thing to Russia? And in this case, the sanctions are being legislated by the US Congress, not via Executive Order; so, it appears nobody in the US Congress knows what the UN Charter says, or the US Constitution they swore to uphold either.

Posted by: karlof1 | Dec 4 2020 18:18 utc | 206

Learning HTML is fun!

Posted by: William Gruff | Dec 4 2020 18:14 utc | 204

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It sure is. ...... unless you're a complete spaz

Posted by: Triden | Dec 4 2020 18:25 utc | 207

China turns on the TOKAMAK, 100 million degrees for 20 seconds:

China turns on nuclear-powered ‘artificial sun’, TEN TIMES hotter than the real thing

You want something that's going to be disruptive, fusion power is going to be very disruptive, and it seems to finally be happening.

The Russians are trolling us now:

‘Sorry, quantum leaps are unpredictable’: World-hopping monoliths ‘revealed’ to be... Russian teleportation test?

Posted by: Bemildred | Dec 4 2020 18:28 utc | 208

Mao @205--

Monkeys and all other Primates are social animals that have their own distinct culture. We can easily see that many people within the Outlaw US Empire and elsewhere are no longer social animals, having become a predator of an entirely different sort that IMO cannot be called human, since humans are Primates with cultural mores and norms. It should also be noted that this new type of predator has existed for several thousand years with its first known emergence into the historical record in Southwestern Asia. One defining trait is their judging themselves to be in a different Class above all other humans and thus not subject to human culture-based morals, ethics or common decency. Enough evidence exists to determine these predators constitute an existential threat to all humans and need to be corralled and removed as one would do with rabid animals. Unfortunately, too few humans recognize the threat these predators present. They are every bit as dangerous as the fictional Hannibal Lector, although they consume humans in a different manner.

Posted by: karlof1 | Dec 4 2020 18:39 utc | 209

James, the I agree with u,u and u moa weathervane, is wrong.

I agree with Triden.

Preview is right next to Post under Comment Box, and acts similarly, so how could it shut power down? Dead key??? It's not on any keyboard. That excuse is just plain laughable.

Posted by: Circe | Dec 4 2020 18:48 utc | 210

@trumpie with a C@210

No one cares about what u have to say Trumpie with a C, please fuck off and get covid like you wish on others.

Posted by: Tannenhouser | Dec 4 2020 19:05 utc | 211

@ Triden | Dec 4 2020 18:02 utc | 200... it has to do with the tone and attitude towards others more then what you are trying to teach them... i find it objectionable and obviously unfriendly.. it strikes me like the attitude of a young person frankly.. i see @ circe has come in with her knee jerk labelling as well. it is so predictable, it gets tiring really fast...

@ Tannenhouser | Dec 4 2020 18:06 utc | 201.. i understand where you are coming from - throwing salt on icy attitudes hoping they will back off... at this point unless b decides to address this, it will continue to be a free for all... if we can't talk civil with one another - a real reflection on the lower aspects of internet communicating - at some point, people will move back to relating to people in person only! as for the matriarchal ascendancy - i haven't heard about this, but if i do, i will get back to you on it.. cheers james

Posted by: james | Dec 4 2020 19:06 utc | 212

Triden

If you think I am the only one who has problems at this level you have cut off a large portion of humanity. The digital universe is very good at encouraging such a choice.

Oh, I do know where the power button is and am clever enough to keep paws away from that. Also on this device it requires a firm and deliberate press, not just a touch or proximity.

Thank you James. Thank you SRB. Nice try Gruff, can’t read that one.

Posted by: Oldhippie | Dec 4 2020 19:17 utc | 213

@ James Here's a link. It's not the OG one however. The OG one came from what I think was a conservative online mag, I cant find it thoo sorry

https://www.vogue.co.uk/arts-and-lifestyle/article/astrologers-predict-whats-next

Oh make no mistake I am under no hopey changey illusion when it come to Trumpie with a C and it's lapdog Trumpie2. Only way I stop feeding it back to them is if b requires me to. Again sorry to all who seek non partisan thjoughts

Posted by: Tannenhouser | Dec 4 2020 19:26 utc | 214

@ Triden | Dec 4 2020 18:02 utc | 200... it has to do with the tone and attitude towards others more then what you are trying to teach them... i find it objectionable and obviously unfriendly.. it strikes me like the attitude of a young person frankly.. i see @ circe has come in with her knee jerk labelling as well. it is so predictable, it gets tiring really fast

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Equally i found oldhippies attititude when people were kindly making an effort to try and help him to be very objectionable unfriendly and frankly fucking tiresome. I only spoke up when the whining, and the attempts to apportion blame for his own incompetence, to everything and anything but himself, went on for several comments.


Ive taught computing subjects to old people, and had success doing so. There wasn't one of them that couldn't learn this stuff, and things like ahref they all actually picked up quite quickly. Why? Cos they acutally wanted to learn.

So Age clearly isn't the issue here. His incessant whining and blaming suggests very strongly to me that he actually does want to learn and just wants to continue to use age as a very lame excuse for lazily continuing to fuck up the website layout. He should do us all (himself included)a favour and maybe pause the whining and blaming and look at his own attitude.

Posted by: Triden | Dec 4 2020 19:40 utc | 215

Oh, I do know where the power button is and am clever enough to keep paws away from that. Also on this device it requires a firm and deliberate press, not just a touch or proximity.

Thank you James. Thank you SRB. Nice try Gruff, can’t read that one.

Posted by: Oldhippie | Dec 4 2020 19:17 utc | 213

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Well then you've either been majorly hacked and had your iOS rewritten just to change the behaviour of the preview button on MOA (which let's be honest, is an extremely unlikely set of circumstances) or, genius that you clearly are, you have uncovered a major flaw/bug in the iOS operating system and should contact Apple immediately to claim your mega-genius reward

Don't delay, I'm sure the people at Apple will be delighted to hear from you with news of this major flaw that strangely no one else on the whole planet has encountered. Mega genius reward bucks for you

Posted by: Triden | Dec 4 2020 19:49 utc | 216

Btw: oldhippies dumbass excuse regarding his preview problem occurring on multiple radically different devices, with radically different OS's is simply not remotely plausible.

Anyone that thinks it is clearly knows nothing about how computers, touch devices and web browsers work.

So hes obviouly bullshitting

Posted by: Triden | Dec 4 2020 20:18 utc | 217

karlof1 | Dec 4 2020 0:25 utc | 91
The inability to follow your (and other's) links to Chinese and Russian media seems to be confined to google chrome.
I can access them fine on microsoft edge or firefox browsers.

Posted by: Lorna MacKay | Dec 4 2020 20:30 utc | 218

Triden #217

Mao seems to be the recalitrant fly in the ointment here. A quick lesson down at the woodshed is needed. Repetitively ignoring the html coding is deliberate IMO and we are being dragged down by 1percent perpetrators and 1percent sufferers.

Ban Mao for a month then see if there is improvement.

Tannenhouser - :))

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 4 2020 20:36 utc | 219

Gruff very helpfully posted this comment:

    Code looks like:

    Learning <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML_element">HTML</a> is fun!

    Bold text = link address
    Italics text = What you want to appear on the page

    Browser's rendered output:

    Learning HTML is fun!

    Posted by: William Gruff | Dec 4 2020 18:14 utc | 204


The oldhippie troll replied:

    Nice try Gruff, can’t read that one.

    Posted by: Oldhippie | Dec 4 2020 19:17 utc | 213

Seriously?

That's what you thought constituted some sort of clever/apt reply?

Posted by: Triden | Dec 4 2020 20:46 utc | 220

@ Tannenhouser | Dec 4 2020 19:26 utc | 214... thanks! i read the article... they got one of the comments wrong on the upcoming for 2021.. it is the jupiter - saturn, not the pluto-saturn conjunction in aquarius for dec 21st... andre barbault the great french mundane astrologer in his book from 2016 - english version
Planetary Cycles Mundane Astrology on page 111-112 - i quote -

"The coming of the triple conjunction Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto in 2020-2023, with a dissonant Uranus-Neptune semisquare as well, promises to be like a new constellation of greneral imbalance in society. Exactly what will happn is uncertain but the risk is generalized chaos.
To return to the pandemic unwisely discounted medically, remember neverthe less that it was at the previous conjunction of the same astral trio in Scorpio 1982083 that AIDS, a seually transmitted disease, first appeared, with tens of millions of victims across the world, an affliction that became comparable to a world war."

clearly barbault is very good at mundane astrology and mentions earlier in his book of the possibility of a pandemic which has been born out by the facts as we see.. if you are interested in this sort of thing - the book is a relatively easy read and gives you an overview on planetary cycles - the planets from jupiter and beyond and how there coming together can and has played out historically.. he is as much an historian as he is an astrologer.. mundane astrology is the study of astrology as it pertains to world events and is the area of astrology i am mostly interested in as well.. as for your question about greater femininity and etc, i am not convinced of that, especially if you think this present conjunction of jupiter-saturn, a once every 20 year cycle that is now landing in aquarius and the beginning of a new cycle of the conjunction showing up in air signs for the next 240 approx years might be more indicative of greater technological change and a blurring of the lines between the sexes via transgenderism and etc. etc.. that would be my personal take on that.. is it the age of aquarius finally? maybe..

@ Triden | Dec 4 2020 19:40 utc | 215... fair enough... i hope you are able to work it out in some friendly way with old hippie or that both of you can get beyond it.. i appreciate your kindness in trying to help and how it is discouraging when your efforts in that regard seem to not be fully appreciated! cheers james

Posted by: james | Dec 4 2020 21:01 utc | 221

Tannanhouser ha ha what a pussy

Posted by: Mark2 | Dec 4 2020 21:02 utc | 222

@ Posted by: Triden | Dec 4 2020 19:40 utc | 215

Human's capacity to learn declines with old age, but it never fully disappears (unless one has a serious neurodegenerative condition). Otherwise, e.g. people born before the 1980s wouldn't be able to be using cellphones.

Posted by: vk | Dec 4 2020 21:07 utc | 223

William Gruff re html adult learning efforts

Thank you for your persistence and clarity. I see the old adage about horses and water remains strong today.

I have only encountered the page formatting disaster ONCE here in years of visiting. That was the last week when someone posted a long string of symbols. I have never had the long url grief that some speak of which seems to be an iOS peculiarity.

It seems to be intruding on the discourse deliberately or otherwise. This thread is beginning to look like Covid20 has infected it.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 4 2020 21:10 utc | 224

karlof1 #206

the link is dead

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 4 2020 21:17 utc | 225

Mao | Dec 4 2020 17:36 utc | 190

I once had no workable grasp of the phrase "son of a bitch", other than it was a crude pejorative of some vague sort, such as "your mother is a dog".
One day walking with my dear Chinese friend, some passerby remarked something in Chinese to her, at which point they had a brief conversation of which I understood nothing.

Resuming walking, she muttered something in Mandarin or Fukien dialect [sounded phoneticly as "go-yonda"]. "What does that mean?", I asked...pause for translation..."raised by dogs". Since then, that is my clear, working understanding of "son of a bitch".

I wonder if the American "son of a bitch" is just a weak translation of the original Chinese?

Posted by: chu teh | Dec 4 2020 21:20 utc | 226

Have you not sussed old fake hippie out yet, . he knows full well how to add a link, he is just one of a troll attack this open thread has been subjected to from the very start, 10 or more of them, several deliberately stretching the page.
None so blind as those that will not see.
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James your shocking bias, say’s a lot more about you than it dose about who you negatively refer to. Have you come out as a right wing supporter.

Posted by: Mark2 | Dec 4 2020 21:22 utc | 227

Mao #205

Thanks for the twitter link. It led me to this good one.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 4 2020 21:25 utc | 228

chu teh #226

I wonder if the American "son of a bitch" is just a weak translation of the original Chinese?

Well said, and I recall successive waves of Chinese dug the gold and built the rail system in the USA alongside many other immigrants. The transfer of many idioms was certain in those circumstances.

One thing that troubles me with the heightened 'hate china' evil afoot in the USAi is will the USAi incarcerate Chinese race citizens as they did Japanese in WWII?

Karma Harris is well known for her penchant for renewing the prison economy and it will have extensive vacancy after Covid has cleared the cells.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 4 2020 21:34 utc | 229

Now ‘pussy’ and ‘whiny little bitch’ are acceptable terms of discourse. Amongst supposed leftists. Not much more to say.

Posted by: oldhippie | Dec 4 2020 21:34 utc | 230

@ Mark2 | Dec 4 2020 21:22 utc | 227.. i get tired of the constant tit for tat coming from some posters like yourself... i recognize mentioning trump or covid is like waving a red flag in front of a bull with some posters.. now it seems the same with coding format... i personally wish for a more sane environment... i don't believe i am picking sides and i have said this all along... i am clearly not a right wing supporter, but i suspect, due the lack of insight as a possible byproduct of the medium of the internet, i will get labelled every which way thru the inability of others to keep an open mind! so yes, ones own bias skews how they view others... and of course i may be just as guilty of this too, but i don't feel like i am labelling others so easily or quickly mark... and i don't feel like i have shut off a direct conversation with others either by happily putting them in boxes where i no longer care or hear what they are saying....

but people will continue to categorize others.. i see the tendency as a weakness in human nature... here is a funny story... i read the bill bruford autobiography.. a friend of mine sent me a copy... in the book bruford mentions how the rock drummers referred to him as a jazz drummer and the jazz drummers referred to him as a rock drummer... i have had the same experience in my life... the categories are only so good and they break down quickly the closer one looks... this right and left description of others is very limiting and restrictive.... well, there are some of my thoughts on this... i would prefer we could have a balanced exchange.. i am willing to have that with anyone who wants it.. are you, or are those labels you have put on others preventing you from doing that? serious question..

Posted by: james | Dec 4 2020 21:39 utc | 231

If you can’t take it don’t dish it out
You kkk like your victems silent and compliant don’t you.
I can tell you trump supporters are really hurting now. It warms my hart.

Posted by: Mark2 | Dec 4 2020 21:41 utc | 232

Thanks again Mr. Gruff @ 204.

Posted by: spudski | Dec 4 2020 21:43 utc | 233

Not much more to say.

Posted by: oldhippie | Dec 4 2020 21:34 utc | 230

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Well, there's a relief.

Finally.

Now maybe you'll stick to that and save us all the bother of skipping over your tiresome drivel, you complete spaz

Posted by: Triden | Dec 4 2020 21:51 utc | 234

uncle tungsten @225--

Ya know, I've had more problems with bad or going dead links the past few days than for the entire year, and that's well over a few thousand links. Here it is again. And upon Preview, it works! I note that Typepad isn't posting comments with links to The Saker's site again.

Lorna MacKay @218--

Thanks for providing that info! I try not to use Google at all. I use Edge and IE.

Posted by: karlof1 | Dec 4 2020 21:53 utc | 235

@ 232 Mark2

To quote Tannenhouser, "yer fuckin delusional"

Posted by: Fractional Ownership | Dec 4 2020 21:58 utc | 236

James thanks for your reply, my last comment was not meant for you.
What I don’t understand is ——-
Your apparent blindness to this concerted attack against MOA these people are distroying this blog deliberately. They wil drive out all the well meaning commenters.
leaving you with a right wing echo chamber.
I value MOA always have, for its truth. A rare commodity in the media. Don’t let them distroy that.
You may feel I’m to tuff on them, I suggest that’s becouse I’v seen this technique of there’s all to often. Tannenhousen has persistently trolled me for years here.
Do you suggest I just ignore that ? tried it didn’t work.

Posted by: Mark2 | Dec 4 2020 21:59 utc | 237

@ Mark2 | Dec 4 2020 21:59 utc | 237... i would suggest to state your views and working to being at peace with others.. i think we all want that... throwing stones and etc etc - never did any good and just causes more suffering.. i say that to everyone here, not just you either... ignoring is sometimes a good idea.. staying positive is hard to do, but it is worth it for all considered, especially for oneself! cheers james and for the record i periodically lose my shit too!

Posted by: james | Dec 4 2020 22:13 utc | 238

James I won’t be loosing my shit, never have here, that’s the game they play, provocation.
Are you scared of these right wing trolls 10 to 20 on this one post, disgusting language not a peep from you, or many others it has to be said, all it takes for evil to thrive is for good people to look away.
Don’t fall for the easy trap ‘ oh well there all as bad as one another’
I beleave in right and wrong, I recomend it.
The right wing will destroy this blog, are you not concerned ?

Posted by: Mark2 | Dec 4 2020 22:30 utc | 239

Toxic partisanship

When will principled people of the right and left wake up and see that their common enemy is the centrists that play them off against each other?

Progressives and Conservatives prize democracy, rights, fairness, the environment, etc. while the establishment-friendly Centrists prize money and power.

Mark2, Circe, oldhippy, NemisisCalling, perNorway and some others are either paid to divide us or are simply deluded. I take issue with BOTH the lefties who want to ignore the betrayal and corruption of their leaders and the rightists that champion law and order but very willing to ignore the shredding of the same when their side is advantaged.

Trump is not a 'populist outsider' and not AMERICA FIRST. Obama had no intention of delivering "Change You Can Believe In". In fact, there is little difference between all the post-JFK Deep State Presidents but the narrative managers do their best to fool us by describing their policies in a way that aligns with each President's positioning with the public. This attempt to maintain 'authenticity' is laughable once one sees through it.

!!

Posted by: Jackrabbit | Dec 4 2020 22:31 utc | 240

‘Spaz’ is added to the lexicon of acceptability. Is there a leftist in the house? Is there a civil person in the house? The redoubtable Jackrabbit has ascertained I am a paid troll.

Triden and Mark2 are the same person or at least the same shop. If only takes one to destroy a site. Efficient, effective.

Posted by: oldhippie | Dec 4 2020 22:48 utc | 241

Jackrabbit I respect your contribution.
Our comments may have clashed some of your points I just answered.
The difference between the left and right ——- the right are violent. tending to harm people worse off than them. You never see them apossing the elite.
The left appose the violent right and the elite.
Take a look at this one post ! You can’t deny from start to finish it was a right wing attack. Count them up.
Trust me they will distroy this blog if their allowed. U.K. Labour Party da-ja-vue.

Posted by: Mark2 | Dec 4 2020 22:49 utc | 242

Abysmal jobs report for November 2020:

The latest jobs figures in the US make dismal reading: only 245k

Even the ever optimistic Neil Irwin, from the NYT, has given up.

Posted by: vk | Dec 4 2020 22:50 utc | 243

Exbit A ——- old fake hippie @ 241 =. Provocation, both there and all preceding, you honestly beleath he dosent know how to post a link, think about it ! talk about obvious, take a look. Right wing troll.

Posted by: Mark2 | Dec 4 2020 23:10 utc | 244

arby

in order to have the less than < and greater than signs > appear you have to type the code for the symbols rather than the symbols themselves.

without spaces < is & l t ; and > is & g t ;

hope that helps

Posted by: dan of steele | Dec 4 2020 23:22 utc | 245

Jackrabbit I do agree with you about the centerests playing off one side against the other. Have known that all my adult life, they mistakenly think their superior.
There is a flaw in your general stance —— you offer no solution. You say the the left, right and centrists are in the wrong. You say the left and right should fight them.
But the right just want power at home and world wide.
This is the real world not academic. Tell us how to stop the bloodshed right here right now. I can wait. Untill then we should call them out with the truth and deal with their violence with self defence. literal and metaphorical.

Posted by: Mark2 | Dec 4 2020 23:29 utc | 246

After yesterday's idiocy of charging China with being the #1 threat to the Outlaw US Empire when it's being decimated by the COVID virus which is clearly the #1 threat to the wellbeing of US citizens's economic and physical health--something China has never threatened--the usual idiots were again howling about China wanting to take over the Outlaw US Empire. To its credit, Sputnik reported the ongoing idiocy but also provided some pushback against the ongoing lies aimed at its Strategic Partner:

"Long US History of Destabilizing China

"However, the edice [sic] being built by these three pillars of the US intelligence community is ahistorical. While they position the United States as an unwitting victim of China, which is playing dirty in an unfair bid to get the upper hand and should simply accept its place as Number 2 World Power, they ignore the decades in which the US made every effort to 'accelerate their rise' at China’s expense."

Given the current and likely future situation, China doesn't need to export to the North American market aside from Mexico. Let the Outlaw US Empire and its vassal Canada go without any Chinese imports and do without exporting to China--Let China do the decoupling and watch the idiots howl even louder. The world has reached a point where Neoliberalism and its enforcer the Outlaw US Empire are being rejected for what are essentially its colonial ways--it craves expropriation and exploitation in a Zero-sum situation where the targeted nation ends up bankrupt or worse. Indeed, decoupling from the Outlaw US Empire and its vassals will likely be the best move going forward in order to keep free of its AI tentacles it will surely deploy to destabilize other nations more than it does now.

Posted by: karlof1 | Dec 4 2020 23:33 utc | 247

Mark2 @Dec4 23:29 #246

I've promoted democratic reforms as the means to change.

Our money-driven democracy is a sham. It is organized to benefit the centrists, warmongers, and their cronies, lackeys, and hangers-on.

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Posted by: Jackrabbit | Dec 4 2020 23:37 utc | 248

Ok this is how it is ——-
It wasn’t Biden who one the US election. The mans as bad as any.
The peace loving honest people of America took trump down, Biden needs to know that.
Incase you did’nt notice trump was taken down by the movements on the street, exposing the fascist nature of trump, his uniformed thugs and his kkk.
After the transition, nothing changes that fight.
You will not get peace until we get justice, and you can take that in the wide geo-political sense.
We are many they are few !!

Posted by: Mark2 | Dec 4 2020 23:47 utc | 249

karlof1 #206 & #235

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Here it is again. And upon Preview, it works!

Thank you for your persistence, and that is a worthwhile read.

The problem I perceive of the EU is that is has a labyrinthine hierarchy of decision cycles with a built in inertia and power struggles at each stage of decision or referral. See this.

Upon reading the description/explanation of the roles of the
European Parliament
European Council
Council of the European Union
European Commission
one is left with some nagging concerns that they may be easily manipulated by an external power that might seek to freeze their processes through colour revolution strategies or even just obstructive tactics to gain advantage (see UKi).

See this flow chart of relationships.

So on the topic of Nord Stream 2 I guess Germany could show some interest in its circumstance by taking the USAi before the EU Court of Justice - If it has standing. Perhaps citizens thinking they are being fleeced by illegal USAi sanctions could take the EU before the EU Court of Justice - if they have standing. It is one of the shenanigans of legislation to frustrate a citizens right of standing - to take a matter to a court. I don't know what the circumstance is in the EU states.

The entire discussion reeks of fake posturing, of bending the knee to the USAi as craven states when in actual fact the USAi actions are illegal and intolerable in a 'united nations' context yet the pussies go along with the pantomime. This way is doom.

Are there any readers who might shed some light on this subject?

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 4 2020 23:54 utc | 250

https://mobile.twitter.com/covid_clarity/status/1334189804704161800

"We’ve tested half of the entire state of Minnesota.
We’ve tracked over 300,000 infected people.

Throw out the covid models… we have the real data.

Survival rate outside long term care = 99.90%
Under age 60 = 99.98%
Survival rate overall = 99.71%"

Posted by: Triden | Dec 5 2020 0:16 utc | 251

Mark2 #249

You will not get peace until we get justice, and you can take that in the wide geo-political sense.
We are many they are few !!

Well that's a nice thought, but the only peace that Harris Biden have in mind for you will be the peace that comes from prolonged knee in neck policing.

See you at the barricades or at the mortuary?

If you think the demonazis will capitulate to a few demonstrations and 'show of force' marches, you will be mistaken.

Harris Biden did not win your election - the deep state did and they will smash your opposition either by entrism or the knee, or the drone. The Harris Biden appointments to their administration are all deep state thuggee types and they wont do Bernie Sanders bidding and they sure wont be doing yours.

Time will tell.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 5 2020 0:17 utc | 252

Drones - I should add this!
7 minute video.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 5 2020 0:22 utc | 253

@ karlof 247
the usual idiots were again howling about China wanting to take over the Outlaw US Empire
Actually it's China taking over the whole rules-based international order, which threatens traditional hard-fought-for US democracy. It's the new Nazi-ism!

from The Atlantic, Dec 2:
The Nazi Inspiring China’s Communists
A decades-old legal argument used by Hitler has found support in Beijing.

. . .China has in recent years witnessed a surge of interest in the work of the German legal theorist Carl Schmitt. Known as Hitler’s “Crown Jurist,” Schmitt joined the National Socialist Party in 1933, and, though he was only officially a Nazi Party member for three years, his anti-liberal jurisprudence had a lasting impact—at the time, by helping to justify Hitler’s extrajudicial killings of Jews and political opponents, and then long afterward. . .here

Godwin's Law is known to be the oldest meme on the internet, made by Mike Godwin. The memes meaning is to say: The longer an online conversation continues, The more of a chance there is to mention Hitler. Godwin's Law (also known as Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies) is a saying made by Mike Godwin in 1990: "As a discussion on the Internet grows longer, the likelihood of a comparison of a person's being compared to Hitler or another Nazi reference, increases."

Posted by: Don Bacon | Dec 5 2020 0:33 utc | 254

Uncle @ 252
What part of my comment @ 249 makes you believe I hold a Biden flag ?
Plus your on safe ground as a ‘nay sayer’ but I don’t here you coming up with the real life solution ?
We’ve had a knee on our neck for 400 years. Becouse of that this presant conflict transcends the dupopaly.
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what surprises me is here on MOA we know how biased all the media are, how do you suppose that happened ?
In each and every case, ‘and yet when you see it take place right here, you regulars just stay silent.
Academics !
But I would be interested in your plan going forward ? Do tell.

Posted by: Mark2 | Dec 5 2020 0:49 utc | 255

Another great YT (6 min long) on covid PCR tests by Michael Mina MD. Phd., Harvard School of Public Health.

Mina is a proponent of rapid antigen (detects nCoV viral proteins, not RNA fragments) testing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii4RRiMUxa8

Posted by: gm | Dec 5 2020 0:57 utc | 256

Great theory Don Bacon, but world war 2 ? History ?

Posted by: Mark2 | Dec 5 2020 1:06 utc | 257

AFAIK, this news wasn't posted here in MoA.

US wants Huawei CFO Meng to plead guilty in exchange for freedom before Trump leaves office

The US just admitted that they have no case.   LOL   The US regime cooked up these charges but failed to extort things from China.   I hope Meng gives the US the finger and just wait them out.   Eventually Meng will have to be let go and I hope she will do some suing of her own.

Posted by: Ian2 | Dec 5 2020 1:07 utc | 258

Triden #251

That is good news.
Minnesota might be more specific in its data set. What is a 'detected case'? is that a mere PCR +ve test or is it that plus further detailed diagnosis from xray and symptoms? Does it include prison populations and what percentage of the whole is that.

Death stats are all very well but is there any further assessment of those with nil or severe resultant health issues. It is good to see the publication of these data sets but they are way too limited for a comprehensive assessment in this form.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 5 2020 1:08 utc | 259

Don Bacon #254

Thank you, but I am always amused by the fear that someone would actually set out to 'take over' the Outlaw USAi Empire. That would have to be the worst deal of the century. What would one do with the debt? I guess as it slides into poverty one could buy up all the weapons cheap and sell them to a warring nation somewhere. But there are so many different types and such a range of ammunitions that even that 'profit earner' would quickly fade. And the people, what about all those untrained, brainwashed citizens? Maybe return all agricultural land to share croppers and homesteaders so they can be kept busy sowing, harvesting, preserving etc.

Take over? more like a squandered opportunity with money better spent on a moon base or repairing telescopes that are rusted out.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 5 2020 1:16 utc | 260

Carl Schmitt certainly wrote defending the extrajudicial murder of political opponents of the Nazis in 1934. If he ever wrote in defense of the extrajudicial killing of Jews, I am unaware of it. I would like to see a source cited.

Posted by: lysias | Dec 5 2020 1:23 utc | 261

@258 That is interesting. Perhaps the Canadian judicial system deserves some credit for stalling on extradition?

Posted by: dh | Dec 5 2020 1:27 utc | 262

Mark2 #255

But I would be interested in your plan going forward ? Do tell.

Read Marx and Engels, Consider China and Cuba and Venezuela, study all of Michael Hudson's material.
Draft a manifesto that is sufficient to unite the disaffected in the USAi and establish a third party to implement it at the legislature. You will find many allies on that journey (and a few infiltrators) and you may succeed.

Beware of adopting policy baggage that is outside of the high priority economic and macro services for the people or you will end up like the Greens banging their heads under a glass ceiling.

Don't pat or feed the sheep dogs.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 5 2020 1:31 utc | 263

Upon reading the description/explanation of the roles of the
European Parliament
European Council
Council of the European Union
European Commission
one is left with some nagging concerns that they may be easily manipulated by an external power that might seek to freeze their processes through colour revolution strategies or even just obstructive tactics to gain advantage (see UKi).

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 4 2020 23:54 utc | 250

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The commision is the only one of those EU bodies with real power. Everything else is just window dressing. Pseudo democratic Lipstick on unelected pigs.

The commissioners are appointed in agreement/horse-trading between other mostly unelected appointed horse-trading representatives of the 27 govt eu members.

EU Parliament has virtually no power at all, and is actually worse than useless because its very existence lends a wafer-thin veneer of democratic legitimacy to the virtually dictatorial commision.

Corbin in the UK was anti EU because he quite rightly recognised it as a corporate-supporting entity.

The EU commission's only tenuous connection to democratic norms is that each of the 27 govts was originally democratically elected.

Posted by: Triden | Dec 5 2020 1:37 utc | 264

Re:

Code looks like:

Learning HTML is fun!
Bold text = link address
Italics text = What you want to appear on the page

Browser's rendered output:

Learning HTML is fun!

-Posted by: William Gruff | Dec 4 2020 18:14 utc | 204

I'm totally confused... Can you please harmonize that with the instructions b provides at the 'Post a comment' area?

Allowed HTML Tags: ya da...

Maybe after that the senior-bashing HTML Brainiacs piling on/spouting off on this site can offer to help B (no spring chicken himself I dare say...) to fix the site's long standing mobile readability unfriendliness issues,

instead of viciously attacking those who raise the issue politely.

Posted by: gm | Dec 5 2020 1:47 utc | 265

Ha ha ha thanks for the reply uncle.
It won’t work though.
How does it go —- the meek shall inherit the earth. Thanks but no thanks.
If you’d been serious, my serious reply would have been —- do you really think ‘they’ would allow that to happen ?
But as you were just being saracastic, I take it you don’t have a solution. That’s cool.
We are legion, expect us !

Posted by: Mark2 | Dec 5 2020 1:47 utc | 266

james, you might enjoy some thoughts that are not astrologically linked, which I have for myself long considered on the subject of patriarchy vs. matriarchy. That is, (with no links in my posts, note well) that those patriarchally minded on the subject of Christianity - a large group -need to read more carefully their New Testament as opposed to the Old - wherein Eve does get a bit of a bad rap. (Though I can make a good case for her as well, beginning with 'where would Adam be without Eve?'

But no, there is considerable about face to be found in the New. For example, to whom does Jesus give his most direct and longest explanation of what his message is? Why, good gracious, it isn't to a scribe or pharisee or even a dixciple! It is to a nameless woman he meets at the well in Samaria, the Samaritan woman. Not to mention she from whom he has taken flesh to become a human being. The first chapters of Luke's Gospel spell that out. Who gets stricken dumb? The priest! Who know what this is all about Elizabeth and Mary!

Well, I ask you. Is this a patriarchical story? I could go on but then I too can't use those hrefs, old hippie. Sorry if my mindless haikus offended any more than one. Bless you all, well meaning explainers!

Posted by: juliania | Dec 5 2020 2:36 utc | 267

Sorry, end of penultimate paragraph should read:

Who know what this is all about? Elizabeth and Mary!

Posted by: juliania | Dec 5 2020 2:39 utc | 268

testing Posted by: dan of steele | Dec 4 2020 23:22 utc | 245 comment recommendation re spacing around < and >

The Farmer and the Stork < /A >


Posted by: suzan | Dec 5 2020 2:46 utc | 269

Dan of Steele, thanks. You've explained to me why I was unable to post href links with an old Mac Pro system. Just need to clean it up a bit. Also, thanks to Grieved for explaining how to exit blog hell using text edit when links destroy the system. A note to Circe, your (male?) scolding is counterproductive if not worse in my estimation, escalating the problem, not leading to a solution. You've surely heard of the honey and vinegar thingy?

Posted by: suzan | Dec 5 2020 2:52 utc | 270

oldhippie 132 and 135

Your posts cracked me up...I enjoy your somewhat snarky sense of humour!

I remember when my great-aunt was trying to master computer/internet use, and often turning to children and even more so, to grandchildren for help. Once when she asked, my cousin snarled that he had showed her how to do it a dozen times, why didn't she pay attention. I snapped back that she did not need to be shown how to do it, she needed to be taught! I insisted that he not touch the keyboard himself, but tell he exactly what to do...and then wait while she wrote down (in her own words) what she just did...before going on to the next step. The next time she needed to do it, she was able to follow her own notes, and eventually dispense with them. (How sad that 10 year olds are no longer easily available to you.)

Re Circe - she does seem to be a deeply unhappy and angry person, and at least on moa, a rather unpleasant one. There are a number of regulars who are sometimes rude, curt, and or grumpy, but generally worth reading even at their worst, as they have interesting, useful, or thought provoking thengs to say. I can not remember a post by Circe that I would call any of those things. It is usually easy to tell that a post is one of hers in the first few lines, if not words, and thus skim or skip it, while mentally sending good wishes her way.

I don't often post, because generally other people are more informed and better able to express opinions I agree with. I especially appreciate Juliana and James for polite and compassionate posts, and yourself, Karlof1, and William Gruff among many others who generously share information, opinions, and links.

Posted by: Lorna MacKay

Posted by: Lorna MacKay | Dec 5 2020 3:16 utc | 271

gm #265

Can I put it this way as the manual solution.

goto the site you wish to get us to link to and copy the URL ie the actual web address at top of screen

then switch back to MoA and type the [less than] character and A HREF=" note the space between A and H.

then paste the url

then type " AND [greater than] character

then type this or boo or whatever the key word or phrase you desire and then type [less than]/A[greater than]

No spaces gaps or returns anywhere in that process except A HREF.

Then click on preview. It should no longer display the entire url you copied but the word or phrase you typed AND now in highlited text.

If not then click edit and see what went wrong and click preview again. Repeat till you have perfected it.

Easier method is to simply copy the fifth line under Allowed HTML Codes and paste it into your Post a Comment cell and replace the url and comment phrase with your intention.

I prefer to write it each time as I remember it and then when on a tablet where cut and paste is awkward I simply write it. Its just a bit keyboard fiddly sometimes.

Most barflies can tolerate an odd stuff up but all our lives improve with practice.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 5 2020 3:22 utc | 272

Mark2 #266

Myself and many others spent a good part of our lives in struggle for what matters. Most of us gave away wealth. I now can walk in magnificent forests and river systems that are secure from destruction. Millions of hectares of them. I can assure you that the same goal awaits those that try.

Read Rules for Radicals too by Saul Alinsky.

viva la revolution comrade.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 5 2020 3:29 utc | 273

@Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 5 2020 3:22 utc | 272

Thank you.

Now if only we could find someone to help fix the site's link run-on (pre)mobile readability issues that probably date back to the time when Billmon originally ran it.

Posted by: gm | Dec 5 2020 3:38 utc | 274

@James. I 100% did not intend to get u involved. True Canuk form sir. Astrology. so in your opinion the three planets conjunction do not read as possible female ascendancy? Among others of course.My interest/knowledge is noob/pedestrian.

@trumpie2 Yes go back go way way back OG sin. look. its the same ignorant, divisive and blinding partisanship. Uncle johns bathroom reader Fact. You and I have more in the same as column than you think. for reals escitalopram. No cap.
if accusing b of being a shill for the right wing, and within a fortnight kissing his feet and professing to wanna donate to his cause isn't delusional then what is it? illusion of grandeur? wtf is it T2? Even if it means nothing, I wish we could garden together.

Posted by: Tannenhouser | Dec 5 2020 3:41 utc | 275

@juliania. Ok ok. Interesting. Have you wondered if the new testaments release coincided w such a cycle?

Posted by: Tannenhouser | Dec 5 2020 4:06 utc | 276

Then click on preview. It should no longer display the entire url you copied but the word or phrase you typed AND now in highlited text.

If not then click edit and see what went wrong and click preview again. Repeat till you have perfected it.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 5 2020 3:22 utc | 272

Lol

You guys still dont get it

Next he'll probably tell you he cant click on preview cos there is the same bug in all the differnt browsers on all 3 different operating systems running on 3 different sets of hardware

Either that or he pretend that all 3 of his differnt OS's on all 3 of his different hardware systems have beem hijacked and the OS code has been rewritten by CIA hackers

And on one of his systems the damn CIA hackers rewrote his OS so that it powers the system off when he clicks on preview, but only when visiting MOA
Roflmao

Posted by: Triden | Dec 5 2020 4:46 utc | 277

Mark2 @Dec4 23:47 #249

I'll try to explain the delusions behind your thinking.

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It wasn’t Biden who one the US election.

We don't yet know if Biden did actually win, so this statement would comport with reality except that the context tells us that you believe that Biden did win the election - and not in the sense that he won the popular vote but in the sense that Biden will be sworn into office on January 20th 2021.

AFACT Biden is not actually "President-Elect" until one of the following: 1) Trump concedes; 2) Biden wins a majority of votes in the Electoral Congress on December 11th; or 3) Biden wins a State-by-State vote in the House of Representatives.

=
The mans as bad as any.

Nuf said? I think there's much more to be said. You're ignore the troubling bits to focus on the hopium. The same sort of hopium that we've seen for decades. But this time is different?

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The peace loving honest people of America took trump down, Biden needs to know that.

They could take Trump down, but couldn't elect Bernie?

And what of the Deep State and neocon Never Trumpers? Did they help?

Lastly, what if the election is just more kayfabe - gamed to discredit the Democrats and the Left yet again? We have seen a feeble Democratic Party "resistance" that offers nothing to their supporters while strengthening Trump and the establishment:

  • Democratic Party's Russiagate witch hunt

    Served to: promote/establish a neo-McCarthy Cold War mentality in America;

  • Kavanaugh's torture ("all victims must be believed!")

    Served to: discredited the MeToo Movement - a Movement that had ensnared many top Democrats;

  • Impeachment farce;
  • Served to: further the kayfabe and introduce Biden's corruption;

  • Hunter Biden corruption scandal
  • Served to: Strengthen Trump's/Trump supporters desire to contend the election.

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Incase you did’nt notice trump was taken down by the movements on the street, exposing the fascist nature of trump, his uniformed thugs and his kkk.
In case you didn't notice:

  1. Trump has not yet been "taken down" - he's contending the election;
  2. "Movements in the street" have died down and the "defund the police" initiative has been defused;
  3. Antifa thugs were used to discredit the protests.

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After the transition, nothing changes that fight.

By "transition", you mean the wink-wink, nod-nod hand-off of power from one Deep State-approved establishment politician to another.

If history is any guide, the fight WILL change. Obama took down the Occupy Wall Street Movement with barely a whimper from the Left. Expect BLM to claim victory with some meager policy action from the Democrats with black Democratic Leaders celebrating in the background.

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You will not get peace until we get justice, and you can take that in the wide geo-political sense.

Nice slogan. But the fact is you will get played until you have POWER. The only way to wrest power from the Washington cabal is democratic reforms.

If the large numbers of people that followed Bernie into a dead end are any indication, you're not going to get power for a very long time.

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We are many they are few !!

That's been true for a long time. What have you got to show for it?

!!

Posted by: Jackrabbit | Dec 5 2020 5:14 utc | 278


Disregard...a test only

blah blah my phrase blah blah

Posted by: chu teh | Dec 5 2020 5:20 utc | 279

gm #274

Now if only we could find someone to help fix the site's link run-on (pre)mobile readability issues that probably date back to the time when Billmon originally ran it.

Not sure how to translate your term 'link run-on'. If that means 'open link in a new tab' then that is typically at your selection in web browser. But I just right click links (after identifying their destination as I never read Grauniad or Episcopalian news or ZH) and get a new window and select 'open in a new tab or 'window'.

I have no experience of the Billmon days you refer to.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 5 2020 5:57 utc | 280

Triden #277

Remain calm Triden, there are always new readers and new posters that may have got something worthwhile from my brief expenditure. It is always good to enable the unheard and unseen to have voice if they are intimidated by the screaming and wailing of iphone adorati behind the door.

As I said some time ago - I never have a problem and I post via multiple entirely different operating systems. I will charge up an apple tablet next time it manifests and see what it does but I usually never use iOS - Mars conjunct Saturn with Sirius retrograde you know.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 5 2020 6:08 utc | 281

Jackrabbit #278

We are many they are few !!

That's been true for a long time. What have you got to show for it?


Good rant Jackrabbit I like every word. We are many they are few -

as sung by 20 million dead Russians to the leadership of the Third Reich
as sung by 6 million+ dead jews, gypsies, gays from the Auschwitzes and Belsens to the leaders of the Third Reich
as sung by all the thousands of dead Palestinians to the soldiers of the IDF
as sung by the hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis and Syrians to the leadership of the UKUSAi military
as sung by the Diego Garcia excommunicated to the UKUSAi occupiers of their beautiful island home

And yet the resistance continues and the struggle is maintained - but not by Mark2 judging by his response to me here. He joins the quisling path, he talks the talk but fears the walk. Methinks he is a Biden man or perhaps a Harris woman.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 5 2020 6:22 utc | 282

That is interesting. Perhaps the Canadian judicial system deserves some credit for stalling on extradition?

dh | Dec 5 2020 1:27 utc | 262:

The judicial system isn't as independent as one would like to believe. I had expected Ottawa to double down. We'll have to see what happens in Washington next month. Time will tell.

Posted by: Ian2 | Dec 5 2020 6:27 utc | 283

India has a the biggest workers and farmers strike in history with estimated 250 Million people joining in.

Jimmy Dore gives it oxygen, mainstream global news ignores it. Good luck Indian strikers - throw Modi in the trash can labeled Global Private Finance Rubbish.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 5 2020 6:49 utc | 284

ONE HUNDRED DAYS of MASK wearing. Biden goes for broke on this one.

Can you imagine the hysteria from the covidiots:- more will take to the streets on this issue than the anti war issue and THAT is the tragedy.

If Biden had said 100 DAYS TO BRING ALL THE TROOPS HOME he would be a hero perhaps even a posthumous hero. But masks - not peace, not giving the rest of the world a space to be themselves, masks!

Betya Hunter has the warehouses and supply chains all booked up through one of those secret Delaware companies.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 5 2020 7:02 utc | 285

@ uncle tungsten | Dec 5 2020 6:49 utc | 284 with the India strike link.....thanks!

And thank you for the reference to the Global Private Finance Rubbish trash can....Modi is an excellent example of the puppets of Global Private Finance Rubbish that does all its planning in the backrooms and implementation through media brainwashing.

Posted by: psychohistorian | Dec 5 2020 7:05 utc | 286

Some may remeber the prediction that the Wall St driven campaign against the worth of budget priced covid 19 vaccination may be the first of its kind, but it certainly wouldn't be the last as big Pharma attempts to dominate the covid vaccine market with high priced, expensive to transport and store vaccines.

Well target number two in this well funded campaign to ensure only Moderna & Pfizer vaccines get the tick has just been revealed.
This article on alleged bribery at Sinovac, has been published pretty much word for word in news articles around the planet. It appears everywhere from The Washington Post to the The NationThailand. I found more than 30 articles straight away in a simple search of "Sinovac bribery".

The fact that the articles are word for word the same in many parts indicates that they have all been lifted from the same press release.

Right down to the bit more than two thirds of the way through the piece where the writer concedes, that at no stage did the Sinovac CEO or any of his staff solicit bribes and only paid out when employees of major buyers insisted a bribe was essential.
The story comes from Chinese court records which is also rather a surprise, since in the past most western media have considered the Chinese judicial system to be a government controlled entity that always finds everyone guilty.
Perhaps by 'everyone' they mean white people caught spying. Anyhoo now we are told that Chinese courts decision to charge Sinovac's CEO is material but his aquittal is not. That must be why they 'forgot' to mention that back in 2018, amerikan corporate tool the SEC investigated the bribery charges against Sinovac, and they too found Sinovac had no case to answer.

However the article does mention that Sinovac is likely to be the Covid vaccine of choice for many nations including Brazil, Turkey and Indonesia.
Big pharma will not tolerate being gazumped by anyone, not astrazeneca and certainly not Sinovac Biotech, some Chinese based corporation, which incidentally has no connection to the Chinese government.

So the articles try to highlight the lack of peer reviewed findings published by Sinovac while omitting to point out that pfizer & moderna have also failed to publish any peer reviewed findings either.

Sinopharm is the state owned manufacturer of another Covid 19 vaccine. Sinopharm is too busy rolling out its vaccine for people in high risk categories in China, the elderly and people in healthcare plus other essential services to be hawking their product outside China.

Hence Wall St & enablers in the media haven't attacked them - yet.

However any organisation - corporate, state-owned or NGO which seeks to interrupt the parasites' belief in their god-given right to profit hugely from this pandemic will find itself in the sights of the corporate media - for sure.

The golden rule should be, 'the worst things published about a covid 19 vaccine, the more efficacious it is likely to be'.

Posted by: Debsisdead | Dec 5 2020 7:28 utc | 287

Jackrabbit thanks for taking the time and trouble to reply.
My one man stand here coupled with the different time zone restricts this reply,
There is a lot in your details I agree with, am aware of, aslways you seem to need to beleave I’m not aware of, that’s the ‘tell’
You and a lot here are scared of the truth I speak. Hence all the disanance. Same toward Circe.
No third party will solve this !!
It will be solved when the lazy minded peace loving US get of their backside and reclaim the two party’s you already have !!
From the mafia criminals and elites. Same in U.K.
—————
Uncle tungsten
The millions that you mention, died for your freedom. Your comment is disrespectful. Shame on you. It’s that do nothing attitude of yours, both then in the past and right now that is the reason the bad guys become so powerful. Have you learned nothing from history ? We stand on tall shoulders !
To all ANTIFA are the best of the best. Do your historical research. But I warn you the algarthems won’t be your freand. That fact alone should tell you all you need to know.
The people ‘they’ fear are the people you should support. Julian Assarnge, Assad, Corbyn.
———-
Tanennhouser ! Stop stalking me, it’s really disfunctional.

Posted by: Mark2 | Dec 5 2020 7:47 utc | 288

Richard Wolf gives us an analysis of Janet Yellen - another Biden source of snuff for his sniffer.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 5 2020 8:15 utc | 289

So where is the common ground between the left and the right ?
If you want to build bridges and deal with your curupt govenment. Here it is ———-
Big up to ——- CIRCE what a tough cooky !
You all may have noticed she really dislikes ‘Zionism ‘
Look at how that has taken full control of both US party’s ditto U.K.
so let’s here the ‘ right ‘ speak up right here on that subject.
I’m not holding my breath.
Here’s why ——-
On the # rise up web site there is a resource page. They monitor the right wing sites, on the dark web. I looked !! It will give you nightmares for the rest of your life.
The people here who defend the right wing have no idea of the monsters they support.
Trust me. Look if you dare.

Posted by: Mark2 | Dec 5 2020 8:34 utc | 290

@Bluedotterel | Dec 3 2020 16:58 utc | 3

[grossly long URL, making the page far too wide]

On another thread, William Gruff provided instructions for repairing an excessively wide page. The following is a hopefully more detailed recipe:

-- Right-click on the offending link.
-- Click on "Inspect" from the pop-up menu.
-- An inspection pane should open up with the link highlighted.
-- If the link isn't highlighted, move the mouse around.
-- With the link highlighted, press the DEL key to delete the long link.
-- Now close the inspection pane.
-- Page is readable now.

This works for my browser (Chromium 78.0).

Posted by: Cyril | Dec 5 2020 8:39 utc | 291

@284 uncle tungsten

India has a the biggest workers and farmers strike in history with estimated 250 Million people joining in.

Indeed we have a developing top story there, would be a good choice for providing more background information and analysis.

Posted by: Framarz | Dec 5 2020 9:11 utc | 292

Biden's first fail is not far away according to Richard Wolff.

Evictions are likely to create an opportunity for the Unemployed Workers Union to join with the Homeless Workers Union and STRIKE !

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 5 2020 9:15 utc | 293

Framarz #292

Thank you for your interest: following is a quick roundup. I will keep seeking information from various sources but don't expect me to link to any pro Modi site.

According to Green Left:

"Some of the key demands contained in the 12-point charter put forward by the organisers include withdrawal of a series of laws recently passed by the Modi government repealing key labour and farm price protections, a rollback in the recent disinvestment policies in major government-owned enterprises, implementation of existing welfare schemes for rural workers, and expanding welfare policies to aid the masses affected by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Thousands of farmers, along with members of trade union groups and other movements, from across India, also led a rally to the national capital, Delhi. The rally was met with fierce repression by Delhi police, who made use of a blockade, baton charges and water cannons to stop the march. Eventually, the blockade was breached.

"In similar confrontations with the authorities, workers and farmers groups brought major metropolitan cities like Kolkata and Mumbai to a standstill, with sit-ins organised on key transport routes. The industrial and mining belt across East and Central India also witnessed a virtual shutdown."

The Peoplesdispatch reports:

"Organizers have stated that the strike is a build-up to more upcoming struggles in the country. “The workers and peasants will not rest till the disastrous and disruptive policies of the BJP government are reversed. The strike today is only a beginning. Much more intense struggles will follow,” said Tapan Sen, general secretary of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), one of the trade union confederations participating in the strike.

"The strike comes at a time when the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed India into a veritable recession, exacerbating existing inequalities and deprivation. India’s gross domestic product (GDP) has declined by a record 23.9%, while unemployment has soared to an unprecedented 27%.

"Amidst such an all-round crisis, the right-wing government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party has implemented new amendments to labor codes and introduced farm bills that have reversed major historical progresses made in workers’ rights and farm protections.

DirtyCommie Scum reports from a media blackout angle on 5 minute video here

NewsClickin interviews A.R. Sindhu, National Secretary of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions. Eighteen minutes video.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 5 2020 9:35 utc | 294

@294 uncle tungsten

thanks for follow up, pro Modi sites not essential. having my hands full with events around and about Iran, little time to catch other developments.

Posted by: Framarz | Dec 5 2020 9:47 utc | 295

Right now India is a very important geopolitical hotspot due the facts:

- it’s the missing link in an all Asian front against ZioImperialist hegemony, Zionist Apartheid regime has been investing a lot to keep this going on

- India seems to be the place where the global implementation of the “Great Reset” starts

Posted by: Framarz | Dec 5 2020 9:57 utc | 296

India farmers and workers general strike continued:

For a US dialect interpretation at 3rd Decemberhere is WorkingStiff USA for 7 minutes. (Note audio is low so max the volume.) This seems to be good site with excellent links in the story summary.

LeftVoice reports the list of demands:


* The withdrawal of all “anti-farmer laws and anti-worker labour codes”

* The payment of 7,500 rupees in the accounts of each non-tax paying family

* Monthly supply of 10 kg of food to needy families

* The expansion of the MGNREGS (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act of 2005) to include 200 workdays each year, higher wages, and the Act’s extension to urban industries

* Stop the “privatisation of the public sector, including the financial sector, and stop corporatisation of government-run manufacturing and service entities like railways, ordnance factories, ports, etc.”

* The withdrawal of the “draconian forced premature retirement of government and PSU (public sector) employees”

* Pensions for all, the scrapping of the National Pension System and the re-imposition of the earlier pension plan with amendments

"Workers in nearly all of India’s major industries — including steel, coal, telecommunications, engineering, transportation, ports, and banking — joined the strike. Students, domestic workers, taxi drivers, and other sectors also participated in the nationwide day of action."

Finally The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow interviews Professor Richard Wolff on the subject of the Indian General Strike.

Enjoy that fellow barflies and I am going to pour a small shiraz. :)

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 5 2020 10:02 utc | 297

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 5 2020 10:02 utc | 297

Thanks for these. Unfortunately, I'm working, so will have to follow up links later. Sounds interesting, possibly even hopeful

Posted by: Bluedotterel | Dec 5 2020 10:47 utc | 298

Regarding India, please understand with 90% support Modi's demonetization was an abject failure. So whatever plans NWO /global reset organisers it will fail. As I am fond of observing India is a function anarchy. Even vote rigging and other draconian measures all fail at implementation level. Even with regards to the vaccine only blind followers and govt employees will be the geniea pigs till a few adverse reactions set in.
Rao

Posted by: Rao | Dec 5 2020 12:20 utc | 299

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Dec 5 2020 10:02 utc | 297

This data supports my long held belief that the rural population of India is under massive strain and has been for decades.

My argument was that this is a strategic weakness if a major conflict were to break out between China and India (not talking about small scale skirmishes along the lines of control) because China could use it's control of the upstream waterways in the Tibetan highlands to cause droughts or floods in major Indian farming regions.

While India continues to crush it's farming poor it is simply providing another lever to China in any major future conflict. It therefore limits the degree to which India can ally with the US militarily.

Posted by: Arch Bungle | Dec 5 2020 12:20 utc | 300

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