And this is one of the guys “we” are supporting

It’s not as if we didn’t know that when you warm up a stew that the scum comes to the top.

OK, the “Arab Spring” was a surprise but we managed to get through the summer pretty quickly and had it back under control by autumn.

Libya was a great success – the biggest cost was the hotel for the bomber crews in Italy – but it was a late booking.

Syria has been a qualified success and would have been sewn-up by now had Cameron not screwed it up in the House of Commons. Miliband was amazed that he had somehow managed to avert the humanitarian bombing we had planned in support of the human heart eating zealots. (more scum)

I like the style of Vicky Nuland, our American cousin, who was dishing biscuits out to the protesters in the Kiev square one minute then proclaiming that the EU should be “fucked,” when they seemed a bit reluctant to get up to speed with sanctions against Russia.

It looks like Billy “fourteen pints” Hague is coming into his own again. With him fronting our response it will give them Ruskies a false sense of security

Helping your friends Osborne comes through for his friends.

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I’ve decided I’m rubbish at trying to explain my point of view.

I opined that our government had gifted millions of pounds to their friends and backers. The lady who was my interlocutor was cross that I hadn’t told her that she could have bid for £700 worth of shared and she would have made a 40% profit within a week.

When I told her that the outfit the Chancellor’s best man works for made £18 million, she replied, “Good for him – I wish I had.”

“But the difference between what the Government flogged it off for and what it’s worth is almost a £1 billion,” said I. “That was gifted to their friends and backers in the City. They’ve stolen that from the people.”

“Only you think that. Did you know I could have applied for £700 worth of shares? Enquired she.

“Fancy, I could have had £400 if it wasn’t for your principles.”

As my mother used to say throughout my teenage years, “Where did I go wrong? Where DID I go wrong.?

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Perhaps the promotion of UKIP and the endless anti EU propaganda is simply the mood-music and prelude to the birth of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

http://www.alternet.org/world/large-corporations-seek-us-european-free-trade-agreement-further-global-dominance

Type “Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership” and as of today you’ll get 669K hits the whole thing is corrupt and a stitch-up. The end result is that the treaty will put the interests of big business above the interests of the people. OK, nothing new there you may think but the scale and scope of what’s planned is truly awesome.

Wall Street’s Friend

OK, I know I said I didn’t want to be an Obama bore but this move was so predictable and widely predicted.

The President Offers to Cut Social Security and Republicans Agree

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“The Republican leadership is already salivating over the President’s proposed Social Security cut. They’ve been wanting to cut Social Security for years.  “

Check out he link here

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/15645-bi-partisanship-we-dont-need-the-president-offers-to-cut-social-security-and-republicans-agree

 

Eat the Poor

Where’s Jonathan Swift when you need him?

You have to worry when all the main political parties in the UK feel threatened by a tiny party with, as yet, no members of parliament that they become terrified of being seen as soft on “scrounger,” immigrants or the poor in general.

The Labour Party strategists must be getting excited by the polls, or maybe just the Poles, that indicate that the core-labour voters believe that it’s immigrants and welfare scrounger that are responsible for the problems in the health, housing and education rather than underfunding. Why wouldn’t they think this way when they have a circular campaign between the right-wing press and the broadcasters telling them little else for the last ten years or more?

From April there’ll be plenty of people who discover that they are amongst those the Express, Daily Mail and Telegraph consider to be a burden on the striving hard-working families that pay their taxes.

Since the New Labour crowd  were instrumental in starting many of the processes that have led to our economic demise, I’m not sure that the Labour Party will find the courage to put the blame for our current economic ills where it belongs – with the City. I live in hope.

Feel free to copy/adapt the posters

The Romanians The Poor

 

A man of the people – the rich people

OK, I really don’t want to be an Obama bore and keep batting on about what a smooth fixer for Wall Street that Obama is but the link below to an extract from Billionaires & Ballot Bandits is pretty good. (My youngest son met Greg Palast in London a while ago)http://specials-images.forbes.com/imageserve/06x4bxE4e776f/620x434.jpg?fit=scale&background=000000

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/14493-billionaire-banker-bandit-likely-commerce-secretary

“A parade of media reports this week name Penny Pritzker as Obama’s prime choice for Secretary of Commerce. No longer will criminal bankers have to lobby the administration – because now they’ll have one of their own in the Cabinet.” Greg Palast

It’s difficult not to be cynical or sceptical when you read this stuff – I’d go for sceptical, cynicism destroys your soul.

If you buy the book in the UK you could try Hive.co.uk and pick it up from your local bookshop they get a cut (not much but it assuages the guilt and you haven’t used Amazon)