Friday, March 6, 2009

To bitch or not to bitch, that is the question.

Travelling around the world of Liberal blogging pundits recently has been less than gratifying as most seem intent on garbling on about one bit of nonsense or another, except for the Mound of Sound guy who has done some earnest pieces on Afghan.

As many of the rest avoid anything that could be seen as even remotely relevant, to anything at all, some have chosen to have a yak about Stylish Steve's latest comments on the Afghani situation. Well, it seems ole Stevie buddy said we ain't a gonna win that there war by military means alone. Ya ok Stevie, anybody who knows his ass from a hole in the ground, knew that you don't win no war like that. The West only intended to fight another limited engagement action from the bastions, supplemented by occassional forays.

So what's the big surprise and why the whoopla? Every real Liberal has criticized Canadian involvement in Afghan, so why make a fuss when the Stylish One sends a signal that they are somewhat ready to stop lying to Canadians on this issue?

Don't criticize him, commend him here. Tell him, yes Denny, youse been a good boy. Your nose won't grow today.

Looking down the road, it appears that the Afghan pipeline scenario isn't such a high priority any longer. Neither are all those other lofty aspirations that were held out as justification. Well they never were actually, so let's just dispense with the bullshit once and for all.

Now, it's time to posture appropriately. Let Stevie posture us out of Afghan. Someone has or will load appropriate data before loosing him on the minds of mush.

Iggy will need his wife to orchestrate the vagueness of something of a position, and market her Stately commodity. She's got him this far. Sure as hell ain't his accumen, accuracy and astute powers of observation and analysis.


  1. Well, I'm not bitching 'coz I'm only here for a short and great time!

    This took me a couple of days, along with plenty of re-readings to appreciate, so I'll put square brackets around the necessary parts of the sentences to help y'all out.

    There are ways to read -- first is with a closed mind so laughter doesn't exist at all, just a serious face.

    An alternate way is to have oneself in a "what possibilities lie here?" mode, which may lead to a sense of mirth, so lettuce explore the second option first . . .
    Read carefully. Thought you might find this info useful . . .


    The boss had to fire somebody, and he narrowed it down to one of two people, Debra or Jack.

    It was an impossible decision because they were both super workers. Rather than flip a coin, he decided he would fire the first one who used the water cooler the next morning.

    Debra came in the next morning with a horrible hangover after partying all night. She went to the cooler to take an aspirin.

    The boss approached her and said: 'Debra, I've never done this before but I have to [lay you] or [Jack off].'

    'Could you [jack off]?' she said. 'I feel like shit.'
    Oh dear, wot a pity, not too worry, never mind!

    From Garth's latest blog -- #86 rory at 2:14 pm -- ". . . Go offshore to a tax haven – legit of course." /\ and /\ #90 Bill-Muskoka (NAM) at 3:58 pm

    The two go together. A few weeks ago, Gordon Brown proposed that tax laws be re-written, or drawn up again, so places like the Channel Islands (just off the north coast of France) and the countries mentioned here wouldn't have these exemptions anymore.

    Methinks there is more to this than the supposed 'fairness' of the idea. Eventually, a single world currency -- -- with everyone playing by the same rules comes to mind, except that humanity rarely plays by someone else's rules.
    Three stories re: China: 1) economic collapse; 2) buying Cdn. companies; and 3) their homeless. Try to figure it all out! --
    As compared to the New World Order, this is the New World Liberty -- quite interesting. --

  2. Oh dear Comrade you are a tad cranky today.;)

    I think Harper could have chosen better a word than 'defeat'. The word defeat is too close to defeatism. His words during campaigning were more carefully chosen and umm more political.

    I have a problem with how and where he chose to say it.

    Charles? There's so much misinformation coming from both sides.

  3. These ladies are a hoot and will make you smile a little.

  4. Exercise time, troops! . . .

    Walking 20 minutes can add to your life. This enables you at 85 years old to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at $7000 per month.

    We all get heavier as we get older, because there's a lot more information in our heads. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

    My grandpa started walking five miles a day when he was 60. Now he's 97 years old and we don't know where he is.

    I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.

    The only reason I would take up walking is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.

    I have to walk early in the morning, before my brain figures out what I'm doing.

    I joined a health club last year, spent about 400 bucks. Haven't lost a pound. Apparently you have to go there.

    Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise', I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

    I do have flabby thighs, but fortunately my stomach covers them.

    The advantage of exercising every day is so when you die, friends will say, 'Well, he looks good doesn't he?'

    If you are going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small country.

    I know I got a lot of exercise the last few years . . . just getting over the hill.

    -- AND --

    Every time I start thinking too much about how I look, I just find a Happy Hour and by the time I leave, I look just fine.

    You could run this over to your friends, but just e-mail it to 'em!
    Once you have read the following paras., it is easy to understand why the US govt. -- all of them, from Obama - Clinton - Emanuel and plenty of others -- will bend over backwards to bail out out AIG and the like. --

    "Senator Sanders: 'Will you tell the American people to whom you lent $2.2 trillion of their dollars?'

    "Ben Bernanke: 'No'.

    "One can only surmise Bernanke’s reasoning. He claims he doesn’t want to spook the banks and the markets or some such claptrap. I have another possible reason: Bernanke, being an Orthodox Jew, doesn’t want the American public to get any inkling of Israel’s share of the various bailouts.

    "AIG owns a company in Israel called Ezer Mortgage Insurance (EMI). EMI will insure / finance up to 95% of a private Israeli mortgage."
    The Bank of England, as well as the US Fed and their Cdn. counterparts, are printing money as if it's going out of style. Here are four possible downsides to this. --

  5. All Hail what the Countess ZsaZsa has decreed?

  6. Yes Dee, Comrade is cranky.

    I predicted this economic mess, and laid out the reasons why continuing in Afghan was folly and even predicted the fortune's of Dion and the carbon tax program. It's all a big fraud and the evidence is mounting, and that's making me increasingly cranky.

    Besides that, so many people are still in the dark and will remain there so this fraud is still being perpetrated. In the Voodoo thread I pointed to the Wall St. powers wanting to re-evaluate assets according to whim, another move toward what they have been doing that got us here. Falsifying the true value of assets. Creating investment avenues based on falsehoods etc. and the next step will be the printing of money. We discussed this at the beginning of all of this, as an eventuality that brings forth the means to pay down the accrued debt. It also brings inflation. That's the point of it.

    It's all going to the same place it has in the past, only this time they are using a different path to get there and to confuse the public. And when real questions are asked that would expose the schemes, they just don't answer.

    As per example, links from inside Charles' links;

    and, Where'd the bailout money go?

    I'm also beginning to wonder if the reason interest rates have been pushed so low is to flush out private money to areas where the fraudsters can get a crack at it.

  7. Anon, image creation is an art form Dawwling...

  8. Ken & Barbie & hairy & moi.

    The Fearsome Foursome. The Gang Of Four. The Four Donkeys Of The Apocalypse. A menage du quatre of the highest quality!

    In bygone days, we rode with The Magnificent Eleven, The Wild Bunch Of Babes dressed in women's clothing, hanging 'round in bars; ohhh, 'dem were the glory days which Spruce Bringsteen sings of.

    Alas, it's all but vanished now -- Ken & Barbie are too old to remember who they are, hairy retired to the luxurious seaside resort of Chernobyl -- WHERE EVERYBODY LEAVES WITH A GLOW IN THEIR HEARTS! -- and I assumed total control of nothing at all. But I am content in life.
    And so it goes. You may remember a very popular and funny BBC-1 TV show from the 1970s called The Two Ronnies. Ronnie Corbett was the small, slight one and Ronnie Barker (who crossed over to the other side a few years ago) was the larger, more rotund one.

    The only way to tell when Barker was laughing was to look at his shoulders -- they would always roll, but he never broke into laughter although they were bloody hilarious.

    Here, he reads the news on TV, except for one change in the monologue . . .
    Links somewhat go together. First is Argentina's economic collapse -- -- and part of first para.: ". . . Argentina, a country rich in natural resources with a generally well-educated population, has undergone an economic collapse since 2001."

    Second refers to a "shadow banking system". --
    Very quietly, foreign investors have pulled US$1 trillion out of the UK banking system, but where have they put their money? These are the people who knew well in advance the shit was going to hit the fan, pulled their money and put it elsewhere; that is where the profits are.

    From The Independent: ". . . the Bank of England. The external liabilities of banks operating in the UK – that is monies held in the UK on behalf of foreign investors – fell by $1 trillion (£700bn) between the spring and the end of 2008, representing a huge loss of funds and of confidence in the City of London."

    As well, the US lost 23,000 jobs everyday last month, and their output had it's biggest downturn in 25 years. What chance do Mr. and Mrs. Joe Public, both in the US and here have? Not a cat in hell's chance.

  9. Interesting article on the Shadow banking system Charles. Brown's new direction holds some interesting thoughts too. Seems his bold statements regarding New World Order haven't provoked the desired response from China, so now he's taking a different tack.

    I heard Obama speak about taking on the lobbyist etc., and that could be very interesting. The quote below says quite a bit;

    "There is now an open warfare between the political factions and the financial factions of the global power elites. This will be ugly. And as President Obama warned, “they are gearing for a fight…” He has also responded to the challenge: “So am I.”

    Within these words and sentiments may lie answers to why we hear so much conflicting information as the entities go about waging their wars in private and public venues. I'm not the only one commenting on this, by far. I have been reading a number of sources lately that express very similar thoughts.

    It's interesting to hear folks like these now saying what little people with some grasp of the situation are also saying. That being the cure lies within our grasp and within the halls of governments and regulatory agencies. But someone has to lead it. Even if it takes Guns and Whiskey to get there. Figuratively speaking of course. Heh.. Although, those are two of the leading industries at the moment. That's interesting too.

    Maybe they are just saying these things because little people are saying them and to not say them will hurt one's overall status. Got to keep up the image and all that. I'm not so sure that these entities are so much facing off against each other as they are facing off to see whose vision will prevail and who gets the biggest slice of the pie. That's more in keeping with what they do.

    Deflation isn't over yet, and we haven't seen the bottom of that curve. It's coming though, as the seeds are now being planted and while the effects of massive infusions of money have their initial effects, people will be lulled into a false sense of security. If past cycles prove to be valid indicators as I expect them to be, the majority will be so caught up in the euphoria of seeing the price of their assets spike again, they will ignore the plight of those hurt by inflation and won't wake up to what it does to them until it's too late to reverse it without more drastic measures as we have seen in the past. That's when the newbies will come to understand what a Consumer Price Index is supposed to tell you. Once they realize that the cost of goods is going up much faster than their beleaguered incomes, they will realize their place as pawns in a boom and bust cyclical economic system designed by and for the benefit of 5 to 10% of the worlds' population.

  10. Your last paragraph is bang on. Prediction of about a 50% increase in food prices in N.A. Comrade. Doesn't help when our fearless leader is talking about biofuel, again. Make sure you do some canning/freezing over the summer guys. The price of fuel will be going up again.

    Here's a blink;

    Another one was the resignation of P.A. prime minister.

    What irritates me is how there's talk from some in the 'biz' community about China's recovery and in China how things won't get better until the U.S. recovers. Until the underlying problems are solved things will continue to go in full circle. What I love about the Chinese is how they learn from North America's mistakes. Did you catch the story about the 'savings club' movement that's been started? I really hope that people aren't lulled into a false sense of security.

    And I really wish the IMF and WB would shut the F' up.

    Carney has made the Bank of Canada into an investment bank. Buying corporate debt with good ratings, I posted link about the story on Mr. Garth's site. Anyhow, the corporations pay these agencies to place ratings on the debt. Ummm, well, the agencies if they want to continue to get paid will give good ratings won't they? Just as they had for all those toxic mortgage bonds. Just as they're doing for GE right now.