Monday, June 17, 2024

People Are Abandoning Mainstream News - Here's Why

 

BBC News today published in its Culture section, an article about the dramatic decrease in the number of people using its channels, those of rival broadcasters, and the print and online editions of traditional nrewspapers as their preferred way of accessing the news. The article presents the findings of resulting from a huge survey which collected the views of 97,943 people.

More and more people are turning away from news, described news content as depressing, repetitive and boring, the study suggests. Almost four in 10 (39%) people in the study, which covered several national communities said they often actively avoid the news, compared with 29% in 2017, according to the report by Oxford University’s Reuters Institute.

Wars in Ukraine and the Middle East may have contributed to people’s desire to switch off the news, the report’s authors said. This is despite there being strong reasons for expecting concerns about the wars esclating to global conflict might case people to be more rather than less interested, in the news:

Publication of the study's findings comes at a time when billions of people around the world have been going to the polls in national and regional elections, another reason why at this time, pepple might have more cause to follow news coverage..

The report found that elections have increased interest in the news in a few countries, including the United States. However, the overall trend remains firmly downwards, according to the study.

In the U.K., interest in news has almost halved since 2015. “The news agenda has obviously been particularly difficult in recent years,” the report’s lead author Nic Newman told BBC News.

This development will come as no surprise to those of us who have created a hobby or retirement career for ourselves as reoprters and commentators in the alt_nres community and no only because we all regularly (too regularly unfortunately,) report on misinformation, disinformation, downright lies, propaganda, biased reporting and othr bollocks pumped out by government and corporate press officers and faithfully parrotted by mainstream news outlets.

 People now demonstrably have trust issues with various things; politicians ( as evidenced by the polls and what’s happening across Europe and the U.S ), Big Pharma ( it’s often reported there’s been a downturn in people rocking up for childhood vaccinations and the Covid booster uptake has been in decline for some time ), and a distrust of all types of authority is naturally going to follow, because who has been the biggest, most influential mouthpiece when it comes to spreading government/globalist propaganda and lies? The media. 

 There’s a definite lag effect when it comes to the reporting but this just confirms what is happening in real life, and we should not expect any othe.r outcome

 

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Much like if you find out your other half has been having an affair with your best friend, would you really continue to vote for a party that continues to let you down, election after election, never keeps their promises and lies to your face? What intelligent person is going to just stay in such a toxic relationship like a right mug and not break free from the whole dysfunctional cycle? Any right-minded person would ditch their partner ( and their bestie ) just like they’d go vote for some totally different party/person for the first time in their lives. People don’t /have to stay put and continue to be shat on from a high height like they’ve no control over the matter. So why anyone would even bother with MSM nowadays is beyond me. It’s just insane, but I think we know by now the correlation between MSM muppets and the following of the various government agendas. The cultists need to step away from the Kool-Aid and detox their minds.


They should do a survey at the next ‘protest’ or when the ‘Just Sod Off’ idiots are next glued to the road and ask them if they’ve got a BBC license or if they read the papers. Surely the results would be entirely predictable.

 

MORE OF THE NEWS YOU WILL NOT GET IN MAINSTREAM MEDIA

Chaos Erupts In Brussels As Rubber Bullets Fired At Farmers Protesting Outside EU Parliament
Belgian police used Rubber bullets and water cannons against hundreds of farmers who had travelled from around western Europe to protest outside the EU Headquarters in the city on Thursday. The farmers threw eggs, set off fireworks, and set fire to staw bales and rubbish fires near the building while demanding that European leaders stop punishing them with more taxes, rising costs and the loonytoons 'green' policies imposed to push the continent towards the ruling bureaucrats impossible and irrational 'net zero' targets

Protest Becomes Open Rebellion In Europe As Farmers Uprising Against 'Green' Policies Spreads To Other Industries.
As this blog has been reporting since the late summer of 2022, farmers across many european Union member states including France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, Romania, have been gradually esclating a campaign of protest against the globalist policies beimg imposed by the EU and implemented by far left governments.




Hottest Ever UK January Day - In One Small Village
Today’s high is not due to ‘climate change’ although Warmageddonists and climate alarmists have been quick to claim it is, but is a result of a rare phenomenon known as the Fohn (or Foehn) effect (literally ‘the hairdryer effect’) that sees isolated spots near mountains hit with a narrow blast of hot air.

The Never-Ending War On Cash
In the last few decades the global elites have been pushing to shift financial activity from cash and paper cheques towards a cashless world. Physical currency is under constant attack and the majority of the world’s money supply exists in intangible electronic form. Governments and financial institutions are actively promoting a cashless society, raising concerns about individual financial freedom

New Poll Of Super - Rich Shows The Elite Hate Us Ordinary Folk
... the real enemy, is not a political party but a group that stands outside the political arena to exert its malign influence. A shocking poll exposes the utter contempt in which the elite holds the general public, with more than three quarters wanting to ration food and energy to combat ‘climate change’ and a majority wanting air travel for holidays banned.

Net Zero Is Dying Says The Manhattan Contrairian - But Is It Taking Western Civilisation With It?
We Boggart Bloggers have always been sceptical of the Climate Change scam. And as most of our readers will be aware, the scam had to be rebranded as 'Climate Change' because after a brief (and statistically insignificant,) warming trend in the 1980s and 90 the apparent warming stopped until 2016 when there was a brief blip because of an El Nino event on the Pacific region before global mean temperatures started flatlining again ...

Impartiality? The BBC’s Blind Spot
The year has got off to a poor start for the BBC Identity Hub, led by Jon Buckley. Despite their clear significance, it decided against including several stories in its coverage. This is a specialist team ostensibly covering issues around gender identity, remember. First, there was the Women’s Rights Network report on trans-identified male police officers’ rights to search women’s orifices, which was so solid it led to an apparent shift in policy ...

Sweden SCRAPPING Agenda 2030 goals - Peter Sweden
The new right-wing government [ in Sweden ] is dismantling the goals outlined by the UN. They have scrapped renewable energy plans and have been pushing for more nuclear power. In the new year, Sweden REMOVED climate taxes on fuel, reducing diesel prices by over 4 SEK per litre. After the government removed climate taxes, prices reached almost as low as 17 SEK per litre.

War On Cash To Escalate In 2024
Early last week Boggart Blog learned Globalists within the US Government and the banking and finance industry have announced a plan to launch a Digital Fiat Currency that would enable seamless transfers of funds between banks and tax jurisdictions as a major step towards banning cash. Bankers and politicians claim this is essential to protect business and private funds against the actions of hostile nations and to eliminate money laundering by organised crime networks ... Continue reading >>>

Furious French Farmers Stage Shitfest Protest In Toulouse
Inspired perhaps by the protests of farming communities in Germany and Netherlands, angry French farmers gathered in the historic city of Toulouse, South - west France this week and dumped piles of farmyard manure on the steps of City Hall and in the streets and squares in fron of other public buildings. Such shitfest protests are a favourite tactic of French farmers when they want to let their government know its policies stink ...

Thousands Of Tractors Blocks Berlin Traffic Over Plan To End Diesel Subsidy
Thousands of German truck drivers, farmers, and agricultural workers parked in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin yesterday as another massive protest over the government's 'green' plans to end tax breaks on diesel fuel and subsidies to farmers prevented from getting the best out of their land by loonytoons EU 'rewilding' policies.

German Farmers target nation's vice chancellor in subsidies protest
German farmers angered by cost-saving plans impacting the country's agricultural sector blocked the EU state’s vice chancellor from disembarking a ferry on Thursday, in a protest that was criticized by both government and opposition figures. The farmer's ager was triggered by financial cutbacks imposed by EU policy on member state’s agricultural industries have.

Destroying The Planet To Save It
In the stampede towards achieving 'Net Zero' perhaps a reality check is long overdue for the delusional Green Blob and the virtue signalling politicians. In order to save the planet from a largely imaginary threat based on an ideology behind which there is very little scientific and absolutely zero empirical evidence the solutions proposed by the Green Blob, apart from being so expensive they would destroy every functioning national economy on the planet, are going to be more damaging to the planet than continuing to burn coal and gas ...

NATO Considers Stricter Sanctions As Russia Sidesteps Oil Price Cap
The European Union is considering toughening up the sanctions on evaders of the price cap on Russian oil, almost none of which now trades below the ceiling of $60 per barrel.The price cap mechanism set by the G7 and the EU says that Russian crude shipments to third countries can use Western insurance and financing if cargoes are sold at or below the $60-a-barrel ceiling ...

Germany Burns Net Zero Pledges And Fires Up Coal Generating Plants Ahead Of Winter Peak Electricity Season
On Wednesday this week Germany's coalition government approved putting coal power plants back online until the end of March 2024 to ensure energy security when natural gas supplies cannot meet demand. Though Germany has for at least a decade vied with Britain to claim leadership of Europe's ill - advised push for net zero, the Berlin government has been forced into this move ...

Even The Fully Ordained Members Of The Branch Covidian Cult Are Starting To See The Light
Regular readers of this blog and anyone else who has more active brain cells than testicles or tits as the case may be will have known beyond reasonable doubt that the Covid-19 killer virus narrative and its sequel the vaccine that saved the world but did not stop the spread of the kilers virus (that didn't actually kill) was a fake since before the pandemic was declared ...

TECH EXPERTS CALL FOR A BAN ON FACIAL RECOGNITION SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY.
There has been a huge increase in the use of facial recognition technology by police and businesses in the UK despite independent studies raising concerns about human rights violations, anddiscrimination, and numerous incidences of entirely innocent people being identified as criminals or people of interest in connection with crimes ...

Will Artificial Intelligence Lead A Race Of Humandroids To A Golden Age Or Plunge Surviving Humans Into Dystopia
Around 60% of us ordinary punters in Europe, North Americans and the few other liberal democracies scattered around the world believe that AI poses a serious threat to humanity’s future, an impressive figure given the torrent of propaganda that flows past us each day aimed as persuading us to believe that Artificial Intelligence will usher in a golden age for humanity and that transhumanism, the merging of man and machine is the future for humanity ...

Government To cash In Emissions Credits To Keep Net Zero On Track While Relaxing Targets.
While many people welcomed the relaxations to Government 'Net Zero' policy announced by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, others pointed out that it would be illegal to abandon commitments to reducing carbon emissions as they are enshrined in law The Green Blob gleefully seized on this and attempted to undermine Sunak's small step towards common sense by claiming his initiative was merely a political ploy

Climate Scare Profiteer Bill Gates Makes Sudden U-Turn On Climate Doom Narrative
Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist, and climate alarmist Bill Gates has backtracked on 'climate doom' prophecies. The writing is on the wall for the political and financial elites, who have long championed imminent climate doom, realizing that the public sees through the charades.

"Go To Hell": Brave EU Politician Tells Globalist Politicians And Billionaire Psycopaths
As the pushback against an elitist power grab that would end democratic government and establish an authoritarian, technocratic global government struggles to gain momentum in the face of a torrent of scaremongering propaganda, Anderson, a member of Germany's AfD party, has been a consistently vociferous opponent of Klaus Schwab’s Word Economic Forum (WEF) and its ‘Great Reset’ and agenda 2030 power grab.

Will Germany be the first to ditch its net zero commitments?
Things are not going well in Germany’s bid to reach net zero by 2045, five years earlier even than Britain’s own unrealistic target. For months, the German government has been trying to devise a way to save its heavy industry from high energy prices which are sending production fleeing to Asia. Last year, chemicals giant BASF announced that it would invest in a new £10 billion plant in China, due to the cost of energy.

If You're Afraid Of Nuclear War You're Not Supporting Ukraine Enough Is Zelensky's Latest Message
The follow up to Elon Musk's refusal to open his Starlink satellite network for the benefit of Ukrainian military leaders as they fantasise about attacking Crimea and driving out the Russian occupying force this past week showcases how completely unhinged and dangerous the Ukrainian government's desire to escalate the war has become.

The Offshore Wind Fiasco Sets New Records For Government Incompetence
In an article on wind powered generators last week a science & technology writer showed himself in need of remedial education in basic literacy:"Meanwhile, 14GW of installed capacity puts us second in the world behind China," he burbled The problem here is inability to understand the meaning of 'installed capacity.' If it means a capability of generating 14GW of electricity, as it would if we were discussing gas, nuclear or coal that would be lovely ...

NatWest Imposes New Cash Limits In Latest Push Towards A Cashless Society
NatWest RBS banking group, which owns Coutts, the bank involved in the debanking of Nogel Farage story, and itself largely owned by the government on behalf of We The Taxpayerssince 2009, has granted itself “sweeping new powers” to limit the amount of cash customers can deposit and withdrawal, triggering warnings that banks are operating as a cartel to force customers towards abandoning cash completely and accepting a “cashless society” which would pave the way to electronic surveillance of our financial activity.

Pandemic Preparedness And The Road To International Fascism
The World Health Organization's broad definition of health embraces physical, mental and social well-being. Expressed in its 1946 constitution alongside concepts of community participation and national sovereignty, it reflected an understanding of a world emerging from centuries of colonialist oppression and the public health industry's shameful facilitation of fascism. But somewhere along the way those high minded ideals were lost ...

Brace Yourselves: The Impact Of The Ukraine War Is About To Start Hitting Us HarderWhile mainstream media in western Europe and North America continues to sing the paraises of Ukraine's armeed forces more perceptive people recognise that although the Ukrainians, supported by American and European weapons and cash, have fought bravely in resisting the onslaught faced over the past eighteen months, there is no doubt that in reality Ukraine is not winning, the country is being reduced to rubble.

Sunday, June 16, 2024

The Shooting Wars and the Currency Wars

 

As the shooting wars grind on in Ukrsine, Gaza, Syria, The Red Sea, Sudan and e;sewhere, the main theatre of war is now shifting from the battlefields to the financial centres of the world.

Many of you will have been reading in mainstream media about de-dollarization recently, and may have been surprised to learn of the various attempts and strategies being deploted to facilitate trade among the various countries' currencies without using the US dollar, which has been the main reserve currency for intrnational trade since World War Two. You may be even more surprised to learn that Boggart Blog and its various offshoots have been writing about de-dollarisation and currency wars for over ten years. Most international trade is still conducted in dollars, which means the buyer has to purchase dollars in order to make the settle the transaction, and that often means the sale is settled at a U.S.-controlled bank ... a situation which many nations feel Washington has exploited unfairly to preserve its global economic hegemony.

The established world order has come to the dangerous state it is curreently in, because the U.S. exerts uses its position of economic dominance via he dollar to exert political influence. To put it bluntly the U.S.A. has "weaponised" finance. Avoiding the U.S.ninvolvement in cross border transactions is complex and there's a lot of resistance to change particularly from US banks.

There are a number of new, rapidly developing tools and organizations to do this job, and more importantly there are new players with major resources and even bigger motivations that have committed themselves to make non-dollar-denominated trade easy, reliable and fast. And soon.

Russia and China, two of the nations, along with Iran, that started the move to de dollarise world trade over a decade ago are leading, their BRICs trading bloc is likely to be the first major beneficiary of the new trading tools, and now Saudi Arabia has weighed in: SA has let the "price all oil sales in dollars" deal with the U.S. lapse.

This has now been reported in the U.S. and European mainstream media press , with all the appropriate consternation over likely impacts.

M.K Bhadrakumar (IndiaPunchline.com) has a new article out that covers the waterfront - the technologies, the big players, the Saudis, and the impact on the U.S. of de-dollarization. If you're new to the subject, this is a decent place to start.

As many critics have pointed out, everyone knows _why_ other countries are motivated to de-dollarize. The question is "what's the alternative?".

Alternatives get built when the motivation, resources, and capability thresholds are met. They've been met.

If the Saudis actually do start pricing in currencies other than dollars (remember, letting the deal lapse, and actually pricing their oil in different currencies are two separate events), and if China and Russia really do build the multi-currency trading system for BRICS, and remember they have already started the process by creating the 'petroyuan' to rival the global standard 'ptrodollar vehicle for ttrading oil futuresd, this is certin to bring to an end the "exorbitant privilege" of the U.S. as issuer or the global reserve currency.

And that will be a major, major change in the U.S.' situation.

For further reading, search "mBridge" and "BRICs". That'll provide much food for thought.

 

[ Currency Wars ] ... [ Culture Wars ] ... [ Middle East ] ... [ Ukraine ] ... [ free sppech murdered ] ... [ death of democracy ] ... [ New World Order ]

Will Commodities Be The New Reserve Currency As The Death Knell Of The Dollar Sounds?
Many respected economists and market analysts who favour the free markets approach concur that we are heading towards a new economic reality that will see the collapse of the US$ as the default reserve currency, to be replaced not by any other fiat currency such as the Euro or the Renminbi, but by a system in which  commodities are the primary denominator of value. Should this turn out to be the case we can expect an acceleration of the shift in geopolitical power from west to East.

We The Good Guys Versus They The Bad Guys Reporting Does Not Make Sense For The Ukraine Crisis
Mainstream media reporting of the conflict in Ukraine has disappointed. Perhaps I was naive to suppose that lessons might have been learned from the hits their print sales and online traffic rates took as a result of their handling the COVID pandemic But instead of focusing on the most obviously newsworthy aspect of the build up to and escalation of the war, Russia’s view of NATO expansion into Ukraine and even further to Georgia and Kazakhstan, news reports have simply demonised Russia and portrayed Ukraine as the good guys.

Europe's Depleted Gas Storage Might Not Get Refilled Ahead Of Next Winter
While mainstream news reporting of the conflict in Ukraine continues to pump out a torrent of anri - Russia, pro - war propaganda the catastropic effects of this war that could so easily have been avoided are not mentioned. Well why would warmongering governments admit they have inflicted an energy crisis, food shortages and soaring living costs on their people for no good reason ...

More Nations backing Away From The US$
Russia Just Sent out a Message NATO Should Better Listen To
The key paragraph from the latest official Russian naval doctrine is that Putin and his military advisers have sent a clear message that NATO encroachment is unacceptable. To be honest, there is nothing earth shattering in this, The Daily Stirrer and many other alternative media news and analysis sites have been warning for about two years that Obama's foreign policy was making conflict inevitable.

De - dollarization Moves Ahead - Once Again We Told You So,
What Putin Wants
China Warns U.S. to Stop Its Ukrainian Proxy War Against Russia
The World Rejects USA Attempt To Manipulate Venezuela
India's Ruling BJP Party Crushed In Regional Poll
Another Conspiracy Theory Becomes Fact: Oil Collapse Is All About Obama's Proxy War With Russia.
G77 Nations vow to destroy petrodollar and America’s New World Order
American Dollar Dumped
Iran's Oil and the US Dollar
Money From Rock Better Than Money From Air

There Is Only One Way Ukraine Can End The War
As Ukraine's much hyped counterattack has failed to achieved the and momentum that hoped for by American and NATO leaders including President Volodymyr Zelensky who admitted it was "slower than desired", and a range of soldiers interviewed by BBC and Sky News television reporters t on different parts of the long (probably too long given the depletion of Ukrainian military manpower,) frontline have blamed minefields laid by Russian troops for that delay. Well as is often said, in any wartruth is the first casualty.

Gigantic Nova Kakhova Dam in Ukraine Blown Up - Each Side Blames The Other As The War Grinds On
A day after Ukraine's much-heralded counter-offensive appears to have failed, almost before it had even begun, a major dam in the Russian-occupied region of Kherson is suddenly bombed, prompting mass evacuations as floods spread across the region. Both sides accuse each other of the attack that puts tens of thousands of homes at risk and might even threaten the safety of Europe's largest nuclear power plant.

Washington Leaks Show Ukraine Has Lost The War (And Expose The Dishonesty Of Western Governments And Media)
The leaked U.S. intelligence documents recently published in western mainstream media have exposed the extent to which pro - war propaganda suggesting Ukraine was winning the war is now seen to be a US & NATO led effort to weaken Russia and effect regime change. It looks more likely some western governments are facing regime change as citizens, tired of sky - high energy costs, soaring food prices, and of being lied ...

Russia Will Never Recover From War In Ukraine Claim Zelensky Fan Club As Russia Continues to Crush Ukrainian War Effort
An inside page headline in yesterday's (1 April 2023) Daily Telegraph claims 'Russia will never recover from this devastating collapse,' though the article below it does not quite make clear exactly what collapse the writer is talking about. The Telegraph has been unashamedly pro Ukraine, Zelensky worshipping and Russophobic in its coverage since day one of the war and the article was not an April Fool joke

Zelensky Admits Ukraine Already Ran Out Of Ammo
The US-led West’s Mainstream Media (MSM) began reporting more accurately on the military-strategic dynamics of the NATO-Russian proxy war in Ukraine since the start of the year, but the true test of their comparatively improved integrity will be whether they raise awareness about Zelensky’s latest damning admission. In an interview with Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun, he candidly told his interlocutors that “We do not have ammunition. For us the situation in the East is not good.”

Dollar Dominance Will Be The Biggest Casualty Of War In Ukraine
While the mainstream news cycle focuses on Ukraine and speculation about when the strategically significant city of Bakhmut, beseiged by the Russian army for months now, will actually fall, with Ukrainian defenders vowing to fight to the last man but gradually being forced into a smaller and smaller area of the city centre, in the more significant economic war Russia, China and Iran, backed by India, Saudi Arabia and many other African and South East Asian nations are pushing ahead with moved to dump the US dollar as the global reserve currency

Ukraine: Who Is Winning And Losing In The Economic War
One year ago today, to provide a legal framework for Russian military support to Donetsk and Luhansk which would take the form of a military incursion into Ukrainian territory on February 24, the Russian President Vladimir Putin had signed executive orders to recognize the Donetsk People's Republic and the Lunhansk People's Republic as independent countries

Talk of Sending Fighter Planes to Ukraine Is Madness
President Zelensky’s warmongering speech to the UK Parliament yesterday unequivocally and unashamedly made the case for starting World War 3 in order to polish the oversized ego of this little clown with the piano playing penis when he demanded that Nato-grade fighter jets to be sent to Ukraine.

Ukraine End Game: As Bakhmut Falls Real Reporting Vies With Propaganda In Western Media
Ever since Russia crossed the Ukrainian border and launched its 'Special Military Operation' almost a year ago now, everyday in western news media we have watched, heard and read that Ukraine was winning the war - Russia was losing ten soldiers for every Ukrainian casualty, Russian troops were incompetent brutes, Russian military hardware did not work and the Russians were running out of missiles, bullets and everything else.

Status Report On That War Thing In Ukraine: Nordstream to Bakhmut, electricity and water - December 2022


In the wake of attacks on the on the Stream pipelines, that effectively halted the flow of natural gas which German industry, commerce, agriculture and society relies on, and the terrorist attack on the Kerch Bridge, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken gloated that the attacks were a “tremendous opportunity” to weaken Moscow [...] And shortly after news of the Nord Stream sabotage broke on mainstream media, gas supply companies in the USA were offering to supply Europe with shipments of Liquid Natural Gas carried by supertanker to be sold to European nations at vastly inflated prices.

Who Blew Up The Nordstream Pipeline
So whodunnit? Sabotage of undersea gas pipe will escalate tension and move the world closer to nuclear war, but who is behind it, Russia in a bid to put more presure on Europe, Ukraine in an attempt to drag NATO into direct action, or the USA using a CIA false flag event to advance its own agenda.

Russia Ukraine Dirty Bomb Claim - Some Reality
As the situation in Ukraine gets more desperate with casualty numberrs mounting, half the national infrastructure in ruins and Russia upping its game in response to US / NATO military assistance privided to the neo nazi nutters in Kiev, a false flag event seems the only way to provide an excuse for direct US intervention. And the USA has a track record for fgalse flag events ...

Who Blew Up The Nordstream Pipeline
So whodunnit? Sabotage of undersea gas pipe will escalate tension and move the world closer to nuclear war, but who is behind it, Russia in a bid to put more presure on Europe, Ukraine in an attempt to drag NATO into direct action, or the USA using a CIA false flag event to advance its own agenda.

An Energy Crisis In Tandem With A Food Crisis On Top Of An Economic Crisis And A War. This Cannot End Well
As politicians in North America and Europe try to deflect from their own failure that have contributed to the current plethora of crises by blaming Russia and Vladmir Putin for all the current problems, while the war in Ukraine is a contributory factor in each, the real blame lies closer to home.

Swedish Media Outlet Publishes Leaked U.S. Document On How to CRUSH Europe Economy via Ukraine War Effort
Swedish news organisation Nya Dagbladet has published a leaked top secret US plans to use the war in Ukraine and an induced energy crisis to destroy European economies. The report claims the RAND Corporation a defence and foreign policy think tank founded by military aircraft maker Douglas has the official aim of improving policies and decision-making, is the source of its evidence.

Has Putin Has Pushed Europe Into Economic Depression, Hyperrinflation and Currency Collapse?
Though it was entirely predictable and indeed had been expected for some time, the news over the weekend that the Nord Stream 1 pipeline which feeds gas from Russia to northern Europe via The Baltic route had been shut down completely by The Kremlin in retaliation for the continued financial and military support given by NATO and EU member states to Ukraine in the conflict with Russia. The European Commission, governing body of the EU, immediately put the community on something close to a war footing, ...
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Is Russia Selling Its Oil To The World Through An Obscure Egyptian Port?
As this blog predicted when NATO and EU member states shot themselves in the foot by reacting to Russia's invasion of Ukraine with sanctions that prevented Russia from selling oil, gas and vital raw materials to the countries that needed them most, the NATO and EU member states, the Russians have had no problems finding alternative customers for their gas and oil and no problem getting oil into the world's commodity markets through the back door.

Jingoistic Western Triumphalism Will Not End The War In Ukraine Or Cripple Putin, But It Is Crippling Western Nations

As the war in Ukraine grinds on and Russia steps up its economic war against the west and in particular The European Union, claims made recently by the idiotically 'woke' leaders of Europe's main economic and military powers that the West has a once-in-a–generation chance to severely weaken Russia’s capabilities, both militarily and geopolitically, look increasingly hollow. Putin's critics have cited 'Western unity' as one of the main reasons why Russia will be economically destroyed and politically humiliated when the Ukraine's military finally claim victory.

Saturday, June 15, 2024

SStarmers and Labour's Politics Of Envy Will Trigger A Class War

 

 

Were Britain a rich country with a healy reserve of capital, and desperate to reduce the size of its mountain of surplus wealth the Conservative Party election manifesto, published earlier this week  might make some sense. Unfortunately our problem is one of  low productivity and chronically low savings, with our current savings rate putting us near the bottom of the OECD league table, and globally somewhere between Zimbabwe, Ukraine and Burkina Faso. 

In this context, Britain’s status as a productivity desert – with British workers producing 15 per cent less per hour than their American peers – makes a lot more sense. As the economist John Van Reenen has noted, a recent slowdown in the accumulation of capital per worker goes a long way to explaining our post-financial crisis “productivity puzzle”.

Looking at policies to incentivise saving and growth proposed in the Labour Party  manifesto it appears the Labour leadership is happy to drive both down further, so long that it can claim to be attacking the unworthy rich – unworthy, here, being defined in its usual sense of “doing better than myself”. 

Ironically while speaking in Middlesbrough, Labour leader Keir Starmer described Conservative manifesto as “a Jeremy Corbyn-style wish list” full of unfunded pledges.

And it’s here, perhaps, that the answer to what Sir Keir Starmer is for emerges. The only group the Labour Party appears to consider “worthy”, is, with a weary predictability, those in the employ of the state.

The only surprisingly sensible policy proposed by Starmer is to accelerate repairs to our roads. Yet how a Labour Government would fund such a project is not clear.  Promises, promises!!

According to their campaign [ropaganda all the main Parties want to do is to further bankupt us and destroy our businesses with their groupthink obsession of achieving Net Zero and hang the economic consequences; never mind that it will make not the slightest difference to the world’s climate.

Nor do we want them to increasingly oversee our personal health and safety. We can look after ourselves thank you very much without resorting to the banning of smoking, drinking, vaping or any other occupation or activity which the self-appointed rulers (closet tyrants) deem to be an unacceptable danger.

We need a government that promises to get off our backs yet Conservatives and Labour can only promise more and more laws, more regulatory bodies and more obstacles put in the way of actually getting things done.

This is not a new problem of course. 2000byears ago this was being written:“The worse the state, the more laws it has”. ( Cornelius Tacticus cAD55-116.)

And as the two main parties, lacking ideas about how to actually solve ourproblems, attempt to scare people into voting for them by demonising the opposition, I am often reminded of a comment made by the American political commentator, H L Mencken, in the 1930s:“The fundamental art of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed, and hence clamorous to be led to safety, by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary”.

We in the UK have seen chip on the shoulder socialism big time from the devolved governments in Scotland and Wales,beautiful areas of the country where the so called "rich" reside, are searched out by the lefties in our wonderful Parliament to be devastated by grotesque housing estates portable buildings hair brained "improvement scheme's"that improve nothing except the salaries of bureaucrats whp administer the mess. 

Wasn't it Abraham Lincoln who said that we can't make the poor richer by making the rich poorer? )  

 


[ leftist authoritarian tide ] ... [ shadown government ] ... [ living within the conspiracy ] ... [ New World Order ] ... [ Net zero fantasy ] >BBC scandal – Breast beating, politically correct broadcaster has links to gangters, banksters and the arms trade As news leaks out from the inner sanctums of the BBC about cronyism and corruption in the corporations management structure, people are starting to wonder if the Clarkson fiasco was engineered to deflect attention from the way the BBC has been infiltrated by corporate business, and the linked issue of political bias in its news coverage of the election campaign.

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Is The Internet Killing Democracy?
What is happening to democracy in Europe? While we in England laugh at the contortions of the Scottish and Irish governments as they attempt to justify to an already alienated voter base their authoritarian policies, notably the 'hate speech' laws that are so loosely drafted anyone in either of those countries could find him or herself in prison for saying anything about anything

Dystopia Watch: German Intelligence Chief Defends Efforts to Surveil Citizens “Thought and Speech Patterns”
The German Homeland Security Ministry, in stubbornly trying to defend its controversial and widely criticised plans to control the speaking and writing engagements, and restrict the access to travel and economic activity of political dissidents (and their definition of political dissidents can mean members of mainstream political parties that oppose the ruling coalition.

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Dutch Election Betrayed As Geert Wilders As EU Brokered Opposition Party Blocks Efforts To Form A Ruling Coalition
Geert Wilders, leader of the victorious Freedom Party in last November's Dutch General Election has been forced to give up his efforts to form a coalition that could command a majority in the Netherlands' state assembly and now accepts he will not be the next prime minister of the Netherlands after talks based on him leading the next government were unsuccessful.

Why Are Government Psyop Experts And Propagandists Distancing Themselves From Behavioural Science?
The state’s reliance on behavioural science strategies – ‘nudges’ – to influence compliance with covid restrictions has been widely documented. The many psychologists and behavioural scientists during the covid event (such as those in the SAGE group, and the Behavioural Insight Team, BIT ) have been assumed to hold some responsibility for using these methods in media campaigns.

Furious French Farmers Stage Shitfest Protest In Toulouse</b?
Inspired perhaps by the protests of farming communities in Germany and Netherlands, angry French farmers gathered in the historic city of Toulouse, South - west France this week and dumped piles of farmyard manure on the steps of City Hall and in the streets and squares in fron of other public buildings. Such shitfest protests are a favourite tactic of French farmers when they want to let their government know its policies stink ...

Thousands Of Tractors Blocks Berlin Traffic Over Plan To End Diesel Subsidy
Thousands of German truck drivers, farmers, and agricultural workers parked in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin yesterday as another massive protest over the government's 'green' plans to end tax breaks on diesel fuel and subsidies to farmers prevented from getting the best out of their land by loonytoons EU 'rewilding' policies.

German Farmers target nation's vice chancellor in subsidies protest
German farmers angered by cost-saving plans impacting the country's agricultural sector blocked the EU state’s vice chancellor from disembarking a ferry on Thursday, in a protest that was criticized by both government and opposition figures. The farmer's ager was triggered by financial cutbacks imposed by EU policy on member state’s agricultural industries have.

Irish farmers protest plans to cull livestock to meet climate targets
Farmers in Ireland are protesting government proposals to cull livestock — including up to 200,000 cows — in an effort to meet national and European Union (EU) climate targets. According to Ireland’s Independent, up to 65,000 dairy cows and 10% of the livestock herd would have to be removed from the national herd every year for three years at a cost of €200m ($215.2 million) if the farming sector is to “meet its climate targets.”

"Go To Hell": Brave EU Politician Tells Globalist Politicians And Billionaire Pshycopaths
As the pushback against an elitist power grab that would end democratic government and establish an authoritarian, technocratic global government struggles to gain momentum in the face of a torrent of scaremongering propaganda, Anderson, a member of Germany's AfD party, has been a consistently vociferous opponent of Klaus Schwab’s Word Economic Forum (WEF) and its ‘Great Reset’ and agenda 2030 power grab.

Implosion of Germany's Green Party Threatens To Destabilse EU
With the defeat of Donald Trump in the 2020 US election, the far left parties in Liberal Democracies celebrated the defeat of the far right. At around the same time it appeared that Germany's AfD party, Italy's Lega and and the Sweden Democrats had been discredited and surges in their popularity had been halted by negative propaganda campaigns while Germany's Green Party were at the height of their popularity and were hailed as Europe's great hope for a clean, net zero, woke, gay and trans friendly future.

French President Macron Narrowly Survives Confidence Vote Over Dictatorial Pension Reforms
Riots erupted agross France again today after French President Emmanuel Macron pushed through his pension reform act, raising the retirement age without bothering to present his proposal to the National Assembly so representatives could vote on bit. The public backlash has exceeded even the most pessimistic predictions, and there is now a good chance that a no-confidence vote this week could collapse his government.

The Great Genocide: Dutch Govt Plans to Shut Down Up To 3,000 Farms To Comply With Euronazi Union Green Law
As we reported earlier in the year, in order to comply with new, economically suicidal European Union environmental laws the Dutch government’s plans to force the closure of thousands of dairy and livestock farms in order to comply with the latest and most insane to date batch of EU environment laws which aim to limit notrogen as well as Carbon Dioxide emissions. The European Union green agenda directive has been branded as the “Great Reset turned up to eleven”.

French Police Use Teargas As Freedom Convoy Brings Thousands Of Protestors To Paris
Inspired by Canada's freedom Convoy, a sponaneous protest by drivers of heavy trucks against the fasistic and oppressive curtailment of individual freedoms by Prime Minister Trudeau's regime, French truck drivers protesting President Macron's similarly authoritarian measures converged on Paris where they were met by riot police enforcing Macron's ban on protests against government policy ...

Big Tech tyranny is the biggest threat to democracy in our era
This weeks main story, pushing Coronavirus aside at last, has been the attempt by Twitter to censor U.S. President, classifying his somewhat rabid tweets as misinformation. Whether you love or hate Trump or any other occupant of The White House, their utterings can never be dismissed as ‘misinformation’ because they represent what one of the most powerful people in the world is thinking.

University free speech society told free speech a 'red risk', external speakers must be vetted

Sheffield University’s recently formed Free Speech Society has been warned that free speech is a “red risk” and all external speakers at events it organises will have to be vetted by the University Thought Police squad and the topics they intend to talk about shown to be in line with ideas and opinions the titty - sucking babies who run the Student Union are not frightened by.

Big Tech tyranny is the biggest threat to democracy in our era
This weeks main story, pushing Coronavirus aside at last, has been the attempt by Twitter to censor U.S. President, classifying his somewhat rabid tweets as misinformation. Whether you love or hate Trump or any other occupant of The White House, their utterings can never be dismissed as ‘misinformation’ because they represent what one of the most powerful people in the world is thinking.

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

The Swing To The Right Is Really Business As Usual With A Different Label

 All this week in mainstream media journalists, op - ed writers and editors have been working themselves into a frenzy about 'The Lurch To The Right' based on the success of centre - right parties (routinely dubbed 'Far Right' by hysterical mainstream media editors. Most of this move towards the right of the political spectrum is an illusion created by people so far left that think anyone less radical than 1970s Cambodian communist tyrant Pol Pot is a right wing extremist.

But has anything really changed?

by Edwige at Off Guardian (comment thread)
Jun 11, 2024 10:22 AM

How the political “spectrum” works:

Find what the oligarchs want and call it the “center”. This implies both balance and moderation. Thus an insane pudding of eugenics, depopulation, technocracy, transhumanism, neo-feudalism, globalism and occultism gets presented as “moderate” when in reality the “centrists” are the most “extreme”. Call everyone else “extreme”, “far” or “hard” which means in reality everyone who is nationalistic (“right”) or socialist of an anti-state/centralisation hue (“left”). Hence we find apparently strange bedfellows in the opposition which is useful to keep them divided. The genocide in Gaza just happened to play right into that division.

Perhaps there’s a need to revive the old authoritarian/libertarian axis as the much more meaningful “spectrum”. Globalism/localism would be virtually synonomous with it. The older division was briefly trendy in the Cold War (was it Eysenck who came up with it?) but was quietly retired when its job was done – that job being to bracket Soviet-style communism with nazism (and beneath the cynical propaganda they do indeed bracket together). The crucial proviso is that authoritarianism also applies to corporations which is why there are controlled libertarians out there who “gate-keep” to block this insight. Nothing is more authoritarian than monopoly capitalism which is why they are repeatedly to be found in bed with their nominal nazi and communist frenemies and every effort has to be made to conceal this fact (most clearly at Nuremburg were the funding of nazism by the Anglo-American elite was most definitely not on the agenda).

The new favourite label appears to be “hard” which they’ve clearly road-tested as currently the most scary. The “populist” one of recent years seems to have been retired – perhaps it was a little too close to “popular” and confused too many? Of course “populism” never meant anything other than “things people will keep voting for that the oligarchs don’t like”, hence why it never fitted into the left-right spectrum. How they spiked the original Populist movement in the USA in the late C19th becomes therefore very important to understand – especially how they parachuted in fake leaders like Teddy Roosevelt and the anti-trust momentum foundered on splitting the Standard Oil monopoly into nothing more than the Seven Sisters (note the occult astronomical reference) cartel which was essentially the same thing in different guise. Expect a plethora of fake decentralisation ideas in the next few years – see Monbiot’s recent column for an example – but when the rubber hits the road once again everyone in power will somehow turn out again to be as they were in 2020, marching in lockstep.


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Why Are Government Psyop Experts And Propagandists Distancing Themselves From Behavioural Science?
The state’s reliance on behavioural science strategies – ‘nudges’ – to influence compliance with covid restrictions has been widely documented. The many psychologists and behavioural scientists during the covid event (such as those in the SAGE group, and the Behavioural Insight Team, BIT ) have been assumed to hold some responsibility for using these methods in media campaigns.

"Go To Hell": Brave EU Politician Tells Globalist Politicians And Billionaire Pshycopaths
As the pushback against an elitist power grab that would end democratic government and establish an authoritarian, technocratic global government struggles to gain momentum in the face of a torrent of scaremongering propaganda, Anderson, a member of Germany's AfD party, has been a consistently vociferous opponent of Klaus Schwab’s Word Economic Forum (WEF) and its ‘Great Reset’ and agenda 2030 power grab.

From COVID To Climate Change: Vehicles For Global Authoritarianism
As I have noted in the past, the western world came within a knife’s edge of being completely subjugated and placed under perpetual medical tyranny by a coalition of government officials, globalist interests and corporate partners. Liberty movement analysts have talked often of “open conspiracy,” but it was not until the pandemic response that we truly witnessed the mask come off and the greater agenda revealed.

The Great Genocide: Dutch Govt Plans to Shut Down Up To 3,000 Farms To Comply With Euronazi Union Green Law
As we reported earlier in the year, in order to comply with new, economically suicidal European Union environmental laws the Dutch government’s plans to force the closure of thousands of dairy and livestock farms in order to comply with the latest and most insane to date batch of EU environment laws which aim to limit notrogen as well as Carbon Dioxide emissions. The European Union green agenda directive has been branded as the “Great Reset turned up to eleven”.

Politicians Are Offering A Trade, Safety For Freedom. But What Are We Really Trading Away?
It's the age old confidence trick, politicians and the elites offter a straight choice between security of freedom and all the risks it entails, then amplify those risks with scaremongering propaganda. In the case of the COVID crisis it has worked so far, with enough people accepting the need for masks, lockdowns and killer vaccines to make The Great Reset seem feasible - but time is running out and people are waking up ...

Big Tech tyranny is the biggest threat to democracy in our era
This weeks main story, pushing Coronavirus aside at last, has been the attempt by Twitter to censor U.S. President, classifying his somewhat rabid tweets as misinformation. Whether you love or hate Trump or any other occupant of The White House, their utterings can never be dismissed as ‘misinformation’ because they represent what one of the most powerful people in the world is thinking.

University free speech society told free speech a 'red risk', external speakers must be vetted

Sheffield University’s recently formed Free Speech Society has been warned that free speech is a “red risk” and all external speakers at events it organises will have to be vetted by the University Thought Police squad and the topics they intend to talk about shown to be in line with ideas and opinions the titty - sucking babies who run the Student Union are not frightened by.

Big Tech tyranny is the biggest threat to democracy in our era
This weeks main story, pushing Coronavirus aside at last, has been the attempt by Twitter to censor U.S. President, classifying his somewhat rabid tweets as misinformation. Whether you love or hate Trump or any other occupant of The White House, their utterings can never be dismissed as ‘misinformation’ because they represent what one of the most powerful people in the world is thinking.

French Intellectual Jailed for Calling Mass Immigration an “Invasion”
French intellectual Renaud Camus (above) has been conditionally sentenced to 2 months imprisonment for arguing that mass immigration in Europe represents an “invasion.” Summit.news reports: The writer, who is the author of Le Grand Remplacement (The Great Replacement), was charged with “public incitement to hate or violence on the basis of origin, ethnicity, nationality, race or religion.”

There Is No Freedom Without Transparency

The Democrat / Republican political puppets in the USA would be supported by European leaders including Prime Minister David Cameron in the UK, France's Francois Hollande and Germany's Angela Merkel who, even as I type, are preparing massive interventions in Libya and Iraq, both turned into chaotic and lawless failed states by previous US / European interventions
There Is No Freedom Without Transparency

Facebook Declares War On Free Speech

Facebook has for some time had a policy of removing text that the majority of people would consider racist. Now the social media site is now deleting and blocking comments that only one person at Facebook decides is "racist." The sinister, Orwellian reality of a society in which the expression of majority opinion is being turned into a crime has already been witnessed across Europe. Even more disturbing, social media operators such as Facebook and Twitter appear to be collaborating with governments in the suppression of free speech.
Facebook Declares War On Free Speech

Threats to Free Speech

Threats to free speech and other civil rights us ordinary punters fought and shed blood for are under threat, not from the extreme right but from the liberal left. The intellectually bankrupt lefties have realised their hundred year old arguments are never going to win the battle for hearts and minds and so have moved to the position in the political spectrum once occupied by Hitler and Stalin. Many people would never dream of questioning authority; others see their interests as being served by supporting the abuse of authority, they are the ones who call the questioners 'conspiracy theorists'.
Threats to Free Speech

The Great Genocide: Dutch Govt Plans to Shut Down Up To 3,000 Farms To Comply With Euronazi Union Green Law
As we reported earlier in the year, in order to comply with new, economically suicidal European Union environmental laws the Dutch government’s plans to force the closure of thousands of dairy and livestock farms in order to comply with the latest and most insane to date batch of EU environment laws which aim to limit notrogen as well as Carbon Dioxide emissions. The European Union green agenda directive has been branded as the “Great Reset turned up to eleven”.

Politicians Are Offering A Trade, Safety For Freedom. But What Are We Really Trading Away?
It's the age old confidence trick, politicians and the elites offter a straight choice between security of freedom and all the risks it entails, then amplify those risks with scaremongering propaganda. In the case of the COVID crisis it has worked so far, with enough people accepting the need for masks, lockdowns and killer vaccines to make The Great Reset seem feasible - but time is running out and people are waking up ...

Big Tech tyranny is the biggest threat to democracy in our era
This weeks main story, pushing Coronavirus aside at last, has been the attempt by Twitter to censor U.S. President, classifying his somewhat rabid tweets as misinformation. Whether you love or hate Trump or any other occupant of The White House, their utterings can never be dismissed as ‘misinformation’ because they represent what one of the most powerful people in the world is thinking.

University free speech society told free speech a 'red risk', external speakers must be vetted

Sheffield University’s recently formed Free Speech Society has been warned that free speech is a “red risk” and all external speakers at events it organises will have to be vetted by the University Thought Police squad and the topics they intend to talk about shown to be in line with ideas and opinions the titty - sucking babies who run the Student Union are not frightened by.

Big Tech tyranny is the biggest threat to democracy in our era
This weeks main story, pushing Coronavirus aside at last, has been the attempt by Twitter to censor U.S. President, classifying his somewhat rabid tweets as misinformation. Whether you love or hate Trump or any other occupant of The White House, their utterings can never be dismissed as ‘misinformation’ because they represent what one of the most powerful people in the world is thinking.

French Intellectual Jailed for Calling Mass Immigration an “Invasion”
French intellectual Renaud Camus (above) has been conditionally sentenced to 2 months imprisonment for arguing that mass immigration in Europe represents an “invasion.” Summit.news reports: The writer, who is the author of Le Grand Remplacement (The Great Replacement), was charged with “public incitement to hate or violence on the basis of origin, ethnicity, nationality, race or religion.”

There Is No Freedom Without Transparency

The Democrat / Republican political puppets in the USA would be supported by European leaders including Prime Minister David Cameron in the UK, France's Francois Hollande and Germany's Angela Merkel who, even as I type, are preparing massive interventions in Libya and Iraq, both turned into chaotic and lawless failed states by previous US / European interventions
There Is No Freedom Without Transparency

Facebook Declares War On Free Speech

Facebook has for some time had a policy of removing text that the majority of people would consider racist. Now the social media site is now deleting and blocking comments that only one person at Facebook decides is "racist." The sinister, Orwellian reality of a society in which the expression of majority opinion is being turned into a crime has already been witnessed across Europe. Even more disturbing, social media operators such as Facebook and Twitter appear to be collaborating with governments in the suppression of free speech.
Facebook Declares War On Free Speech

Threats to Free Speech

Threats to free speech and other civil rights us ordinary punters fought and shed blood for are under threat, not from the extreme right but from the liberal left. The intellectually bankrupt lefties have realised their hundred year old arguments are never going to win the battle for hearts and minds and so have moved to the position in the political spectrum once occupied by Hitler and Stalin. Many people would never dream of questioning authority; others see their interests as being served by supporting the abuse of authority, they are the ones who call the questioners 'conspiracy theorists'.
Threats to Free Speech

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

SStarmer exposes his sinister socialist plans for British One Party State

 via Yahoo News

 

Sir Keir Starmer’s attack on the Conservative Party manifesto brought into sharp relief a question many have been brooding on for some time. Speaking in Middlesbrough, the Labour leader described the document as “a Jeremy Corbyn-style manifesto” full of unfunded pledges.

Set aside the fact that Sir Keir campaigned on precisely such a manifesto as a shadow minister in 2019, praising Mr Corbyn’s plans for offering “hope to the millions who have suffered after nine years of the Tories”. Set aside, too, his decision to run for the Labour leadership with a set of Corbynite pledges “based on the moral case for socialism”, or the questionable implication that his own plans are fully funded.

Instead consider the following question: Starmer has forcefully articulated what he is against. He is against Rishi Sunak, against Liz Truss, against Jeremy Corbyn, and against Sir Keir Starmer (2019-2021). But what is he actually for?

The assault on private schools, for instance, appears to be motivated by little more than class envy. The British tax system bends over backwards to avoid levying charges on education, which makes sense if you see education as a way of building skills: rather than tax the initial investment, you tax the eventual return (in this case, income).

Charging VAT on private school fees gets this perfectly backwards. It will discourage spending on education beyond the minimum provided by the state, push students back into state schools, and quite likely destroy the jobs of teachers who had the audacity to prefer the pay and conditions offered by private schools.

The curious thing is that Labour is clearly aware of these costs. Emily Thornberry admitted on air at the weekend that state school class sizes might have to increase, while teaching unions have issued public warnings about the potential effects on jobs. There are clearly less disruptive ways of raising revenue, if that’s the aim of the policy.

There are better ways of improving equality of opportunity, too. Access to good state schools – of the sort that many prominent Labour figures have attended – is still governed by the ability to pay. If you wanted to live near a top primary school in 2019, you could expect to pay £27,000 more for your home, for a top secondary, an extra £25,000. As a bonus, you would benefit from the efforts of elite universities to recruit state school pupils, and avoid having your child mix with scholarship boys from the lower orders.

To paraphrase the Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson, the Labour Party is driven less by its great love of working Britons – who its MPs appear to suspect of holding inappropriate views on a swathe of social issues – than it is by its dislike of the rich. The assault on private education fits perfectly into this schema, and the suspicion is that the party’s other tax policies will, too.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Scientific Publishing Giant Wiley shuts down 19 journals and retracts 11,000 gobbledygook papers

 This blog has often been called anti - science (and much less polite things,) because of our habit of questioning the latest scientific research, particularly the kind of research that relies on output from mathematical models rather than observation, experiment, empirical data and double blind testing. In reality we, and though none of us would claim to be scientists we are familiar with the method, are behaving as a true scientist should, by questioning everything, rather that simply accepting the established truths of the academic community.

Recently it has become increasingly clear that we are right to question, not only has the world or scientific research been corrupted by corporate money, it has been politicised too.

The latest evidence in the growing mountain of revelations that show we Boggart Bloggers and thousands more sceptics in the alt_journalism community have been right all along comes from Australian molecular biologists Jo Nova who has published a report on the meaninglessness of the peer review process, once the bechmark validation for any research, now a fraudulent and discredited 'old pals' network.

Ms. Nova writes:

So much for “peer review” — Wiley shuts down 19 science journals and retracts 11,000 gobbledygook papers

By Jo Nova

Proving that unpaid anonymous review is worth every cent, the 217 year old Wiley science publisher “peer reviewed” 11,300 papers that were fake, and didn’t even notice. It’s not just a scam, it’s an industry. Naked “gobbledygook sandwiches” got past peer review, and the expert reviewers didn’t so much as blink.

Big Government and Big Money has captured science and strangled it. The more money they pour in, the worse it gets. John Wiley and Sons is a US $2 billion dollar machine, but they got used by criminal gangs to launder fake “science” as something real.

Things are so bad, fake scientists pay professional cheating services who use AI to create papers and torture the words so they look “original”. Thus a paper on  ‘breast cancer’ becomes a discovery about “bosom peril” and a ‘na├»ve Bayes’ classifier became a ‘gullible Bayes’. An ant colony was labeled an ‘underground creepy crawly state’.

And what do we make of the flag to clamor ratio? Well, old fashioned scientists might call it ‘signal to noise’. The nonsense never ends.

A ‘random forest’ is not always the same thing as an ‘irregular backwoods’ or an ‘arbitrary timberland’ — especially if you’re writing a paper on machine learning and decision trees.

The most shocking thing is that no human brain even ran a late-night Friday-eye over the words before they passed the hallowed peer review and entered the sacred halls of scientific literature. Even a wine-soaked third year undergrad on work experience would surely have raised an eyebrow when local average energy became “territorial normal vitality”. And when a random value became an ‘irregular esteem’. Let me just generate some irregular esteem for you in Python?

If there was such a thing as scientific stand-up comedy, we could get plenty of material, not by asking ChatGPT to be funny, but by asking it to cheat. Where else could you talk about a mean square mistake?  

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When I heard Gordon Brown giving a speech on climate change and the summit in Copenhagen which is ostensibly where the world leaders will sign a treaty that will solve all the climate related problems like Neville Chamberlain's treaty guaranteed "peace in our time" in 1939 I did not know whether to laugh or be angry. While Brown's blind faith in science and his delusional belief that ...

Climate Change Deniers Deny Nothing
In a post comparing climate change deniers to people who believe the Turin Shoud is authentic, (a shroud over the truth) Science-is-God evangelist Leo Hickman lays into the so called climate change deniers who are really denying nothing but are simply sceptical about the "science" that "proves" catastrophic changes in the Earth's weather systems will result if we do not reverse the effects of three hundred years of industrial and domestic pollution overnight?...

The Great Climate Change Science Scam
I have been campaigning about climate change for over thirty years. Now, the more I read of efforts by governments, academics and corporate interests to come up with a quick fix the more I am convinced they are working a scam to make quick, easy money. For decades the only ....

Blinding Themselves With Science

I've been getting angrier and angrier with the way scientists have been allowed to hijack the climate change debate. These people are too obsessed with their own cleverness. They produce graphs and charts and spout baffling statistics and make predictions which are instantly proved wrong.

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