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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Cheater's Football

Relief Players,

Carl Bernstein, one of the Woodward-and-Bernstein team that broke the Watergate story, has been running messages from the White House to the American public this year. Ray sends this story:
"Two takeaways — one is that top Democrats know how precarious Clinton’s position is. They’re not fooled any more than you are. That’s worth noticing. And second, the White House and Bernstein are not blaming Sanders. Whoever crafted this message for us is blaming the Clinton campaign only, and by extension, Clinton herself."

Speaking of Richard-Nixon-like-figures, here's a story of how Nixon negotiated the "petrodollar" with King Faisal of Saudi Arabia. It's on the outs these days.

"Both the Sanders and the Warren-inspired Clinton proposals have deep flaws, and (dare I say it) expose the limits of Democrat Party thinking. Clinton’s debt-free proposal is not really debt-free, and, like ObamaCare and for the same reasons, is bound to produce unjust, disparate outcomes due to its system architecture. Sanders’ tuition-free proposal is cleaner, simpler, and more fair, like single payer and for the same reasons, but both proposals share appalling refinancing schemes hardly adequate even as palliatives. The problem with college debt is the debt itself. And in fact, we don’t need college debt at all." Good analysis of the massive debt slavery to the Fed'ral Gubmint.
Both the Sanders and the Warren-inspired Clinton proposals have deep flaws, and (dare I say it) expose the limits of Democrat Party thinking. Clinton’s debt-free proposal is not really debt-free, and, like ObamaCare and for the same reasons, is bound to produce unjust, disparate outcomes due to its system architecture. Sanders’ tuition-free proposal is cleaner, simpler, and more fair, like single payer and for the same reasons, but both proposals share appalling refinancing schemes hardly adequate even as palliatives. The problem with college debt is the debt itself. And in fact, we don’t need college debt at all."

There are over 45 million slaves in our world, not counting debt-slaves.

TTIP is pretty broadly outed as overruling democracy for our global-corporate puppet-masters, since taxes will have to reimburse them for anything that reduces their reasonably-expected-profits, such as pollution laws and those little warnings on packs of Winstons. There already is a deal like that. CETA, between Canada and the EU. How's that lookin'?  "Through something called a “ratchet clause”, current levels of privatisation would be “locked in” on any services not specifically exempted. If Canadian or EU governments want to bring certain services back into public ownership, they could be breaking the terms of the agreement."  OK, bad already.

The Source of Failure: We Optimize What We Measure (and ruin whatever it takes...) Charles Hugh Smith explains:

Greece and Russia announce Greek production of popular Russian-designed product, the AK-47... as soon as the EU lifts those durned sanctions. NATO can buy Kalashnikovs from a NATO member. That's cool, right?

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