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New Liz Thatcher and Reagonomics Re-invented

by Oui Fri Sep 23rd, 2022 at 06:54:24 PM EST

Has Liz Truss handed power over to the extreme neoliberal thinktanks? | The Guardian Opinion - George Monbiot |


Idea for Kwasi ... Turn Debt Into Crypto Currencies

Cabinet of Liz Truss ministers and government employees get their monthly pay cheque in crypto currency.

  • The pound falling to lowest level in 37 years against the dollar = investors don't have confidence in UK's future.
  • A direct response to UK's mini-budget, the equivalent of lighting money on fire to keep people warm this winter.

GBP/USD 1.0866 ▼ -0.0391 (-3.47%)

Yellow Jackets ... Symbolism?


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Al Jazeera | PM Truss weighs UK embassy move in Israel to Jerusalem, 22 Sep
"The Jerusalem Post quoted a senior Israeli official as saying prior to their meeting on Wednesday Lapid expressed hope that Truss would transfer the embassy[,] and he planned to raise the issue with her."

I idly wonder if any of the international norms experts in the UNSC noticed.

by Cat on Fri Sep 23rd, 2022 at 09:56:21 PM EST
Russia, Ukraine exchange barbs over Israeli pilgrimage to Uman, 19 Sep
On Sept. 6, the Ukrainian Embassy in Israel tweeted, "When the echoes of the Russian enemy explosions on Ukraine don't stop, we must take care of ourselves. Please, avoid coming to Uman on Rosh Hashanah and pray that peace will return to Ukraine and the blessed pilgrimage will be renewed." The tweet was posted both in Hebrew an in English, accompanied by a map of Ukraine showing all cities being bombed by Russian forces....
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Jewish Journal | Defying Ukraine's wartime warnings, thousands of Hasidic pilgrims have made it to Uman for Rosh Hashanah, 23 Sep
Anyway, do you see any Russian missiles? Everything is fine here. In the evening, we have our curfew, from 11 to 5, and that is it," he said.

But the journey has not been easy for most this year. The pilgrims, who usually come to Uman via Kyiv, have had to make other arrangements.Many decided to come days or weeks early to ensure that they were in Ukraine come what may. Since direct flights to Ukraine have been canceled, most are flying to Poland, Romania and Moldova, before hopping in taxis for expensive rides across the border.

Jerusalem Post | NYC politicians urge Ukraine FM to stop illegal construction in Uman holy site, 23 Sep
"While Ukraine is in the midst of defending its country from Russia's unjust invasion, we urge the Government of Ukraine to take immediate action to stop the illegal construction currently ongoing at Rabbi Nachman's burial site. The illegal construction is not new, and cannot continue unabated."
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Press United | Palestine slams UK over Jerusalem embassy plans, 23 Sep
The head of the Palestinian mission to London has blasted a recent promise made by British Prime Minister Liz Truss to Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid as "immoral, illegal and irresponsible." The angry reaction was caused by Truss' vow to "review" the location of the UK embassy in Israel.

The Palestinian diplomat, Husam Zomlot, who heads the mission to the UK and serves as an advisor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, called it "extremely unfortunate" that the British prime minister used "her first appearance at the UN" to "commit to potentially breaking international law." ...

by Cat on Fri Sep 23rd, 2022 at 10:26:13 PM EST
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#empress #Brussels #chosen #notelected

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Sep 23rd, 2022 at 10:02:59 PM EST
Sul voto l'avviso di von der Leyen sui diritti: "Se va male, abbiamo gli strumenti" | la Repubblica |

On the vote, von der Leyen's notice on rights: "If it goes wrong, we have the tools"

"If things go in a difficult direction - I have already talked about Hungary and Poland - we have the tools ...". In such an explicit way the European Commission had never spoken in recent days. The message launched by the president of the "European executive", Ursula von der Leyen, is more than a message. It is a real warning. To the center-right, to the Brothers of Italy and Giorgia Meloni.

One question, indeed the last question, after his speech at Princeton University, a few kilometers from New York, was enough to make manifest and public the concern that winds through the buildings of the European Union in view of Sunday's elections next in Italy. The fear that the center-right will win and that a "post-fascist" party will get more votes than everyone else. The question posed was clear. An opinion on the Italian vote and on the fact that some of the competitors have had relations with Russia.

The first words show the state of mind in which Brussels attends the electoral campaign and the farewell of Mario Draghi. "Democracy is a constant work in progress - he admonishes - it is never safe. You can't just put it in a box". Then he continues, also referring to the recent Swedish vote, where the extreme right sovereigns prevailed. "We will see the outcome - he continues, referring again to Italy -. We also had elections in Sweden. My approach is that any democratic government is willing to work with us, we work together". And it almost seems to underline the adjective "democratic".

Then the President of the Commission tries to illustrate the peculiarity of the European Union. In which it is not enough to say "I want, I want, I want" because the choices must be agreed and depend on 26 other states. And then, she continues, "we'll see. If things go in a difficult direction - I have already talked about Hungary and Poland - we have the tools. If they go in the right direction, then responsible governments can always play an important role".

Polish justice minister calls EC head 'blackmailer'

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Sep 23rd, 2022 at 10:05:17 PM EST
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Von der Leyen's warning message to Italy irks election candidates

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Sep 23rd, 2022 at 10:07:05 PM EST
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OF THE PANDEMIC
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2022 Italian General Election -- Background

Last poll published on 5 September ..



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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Sep 25th, 2022 at 08:55:53 PM EST
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As far I grasp the Italian language



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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Sep 25th, 2022 at 09:07:44 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Sep 25th, 2022 at 09:09:36 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Sep 25th, 2022 at 09:12:37 PM EST
Most dumbest remarks @Stanford to irritate the Italian electorate ...

Right wing bloc near a super majority #change #constitution

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Sep 25th, 2022 at 09:22:20 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Sep 25th, 2022 at 09:46:22 PM EST
ECB can write off the debt, right?
by Cat on Sun Sep 25th, 2022 at 10:38:29 PM EST
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Monday morning GBP media literacy intervention dismisses Italy EUR- and US-denominated debt.

Could Liz be mulling a "swap" alliances with Giorgia, just to spite Oooorsula?
by Cat on Mon Sep 26th, 2022 at 07:50:43 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Sep 25th, 2022 at 09:58:30 PM EST
Congratulations Pour In for Meloni



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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Sep 26th, 2022 at 10:26:42 PM EST
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Announcing the coming recession ...

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Sep 26th, 2022 at 08:59:56 PM EST

#MAGA America still number one 😊

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Sep 26th, 2022 at 09:01:02 PM EST
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You know that NBER and poli-sci scribblers refuse to label 1937-38 a depression, right?
by Cat on Mon Sep 26th, 2022 at 10:03:41 PM EST
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Truss does bring back memories of the Thatcher years ...

  • trickle-down economy
  • Pound trades against the dollar

What's So Bad About Thatcherism and Reaganomics?

The British pound fell to an all-time low against the US dollar early Monday after Treasury chief Kwasi Kwarteng pledged a sweeping package of tax cuts, fueling concerns about the government's economic policy as the United Kingdom teeters toward recession.

British £ dipped as low as $1.0349 early on Monday but then rebounded to $1.07.

The UK government's new tax-cut plan has sparked concerns that increased public borrowing will worsen the nation's cost-of-living crisis.

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Sep 26th, 2022 at 09:02:17 PM EST


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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Sep 26th, 2022 at 10:06:36 PM EST
China and Germany are stealing our wealth ... Trump MAGA further expanded by Joe Biden ...



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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Sep 26th, 2022 at 10:17:40 PM EST
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Leading economies sliding into recession as Ukraine war cuts growth, OECD finds | The Guardian |

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Sep 27th, 2022 at 03:15:39 AM EST
(only a dozen or so for eurotrib pleasure)

GBP is the most grossly over-valued currency on the planet.

Let it sink into ignominy, where at long last the merchants will meet their makers on a leveled field.

by Cat on Tue Sep 27th, 2022 at 06:47:06 AM EST
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Is that Cat 🐈 you? 😂

All those Russian oligarchs who fled into exile with their billions...

The Committee for Legislation Against Moneylaundering in Properties by Kleptocrats,
The Henry Jackson Society & Kleptocracy Initiative of the Hudson Institute
are hosting the inaugural
Kleptocracy Tour
to be held in London on Thursday 4th February 2016.

🤣🤣

The Henry Jackson Society

Neocons sighted on the Thames | @BooMan by Colman in 2005 |

Via a commentator on dKos, I came across this little house of horrors ...

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Sep 27th, 2022 at 08:10:18 AM EST
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by Cat on Tue Sep 27th, 2022 at 04:44:50 PM EST
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One-Currency-Yogi,
who taunted the California Cohort of Petty Landlords!
by Cat on Tue Sep 27th, 2022 at 04:49:53 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Sep 29th, 2022 at 07:45:02 AM EST
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So why not leave the IMF?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Sep 29th, 2022 at 10:42:07 AM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Sep 29th, 2022 at 07:48:16 AM EST
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I am the Iron Lady, we had to take decisive action, energy bills could have risen to £6000, I understand people are suffering due to high prices ... Q. PM we haven't heard or seen you for four days ... I am here now with you ... I am the Iron Lady, we had to take decisive action, energy bills .... [and so on in BBC broadcast radio interview ... what GCHQ and MI6 have too much, Liz Truss lacks a bit of intelligence. 😂

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Treasury refuses to publish UK economic forecast | BBC News |

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CNA | UK wants 'healthy partnership' with China, says foreign minister Cleverly, 29 Sep comedian

The relationship is dependent on China "fully" subscribing to the implementation of global rules such as that of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, like the rest of the international community, he said.

"It would be good for us, it would be good for China. It would take some of the tension out of this relationship," he said in an interview with In Conversation's Lin Xueling.

"It would mean that we wouldn't have to consider China as a threat. We could see China as an opportunity, China as a partner but it would require China to change some of their behaviours."

Mr Cleverly's predecessor, current UK Prime Minister Liz Truss, has been vocal about China being a national security threat and a threat to the rules-based international order that has governed post-World War II trade and diplomacy....


APsplainin | UN body faults 'piecemeal' work to end racial discrimination, 30 Sep Bachelet MOU
The report, prepared in August and published Friday, detailed government efforts to end racism.

It focused on seven cases of police-related deaths of people of African descent, including George Floyd and Breonna Taylor in the United States; Adama Traore in France; Luana Barbosa dos Reis Santos and Joao Pedro Matos Pinto in Brazil; Kevin Clarke in Britain; and Janner García Palomino in Colombia.

The rights office decried continued patterns of discrimination, illegal deportations[,] and excessive use of force against African migrants and migrants of African descent. It also said Blacks around the world were disproportionately impacted by the death penalty....


archived United Nations rights chief Michelle Bachelet holds a news conference
by Cat on Fri Sep 30th, 2022 at 05:31:19 PM EST


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