isbn: 978178055513 is a brief and globe-trotting book that explores some of the early characters involved with the beginning on the drugs trade and its journey west rather than east*. Later it details some odd relationships between gangs and police fighting commies.
1910 is when drugs as a viable product in lieu of gold or silver (my blog) became an moral ‘no’ something the milton friedman camp later changed. People from boardwalk empire (my blog) make an appearance, and Afghanistan and its seven tribes get a honourable mention (my blog) and an mention of corruption in 1957 – who history repeats itself.
Bille Carleton who in 1918 started the white slavery panic in London (my blog). Economics and since it is hard to un-invent anything leads to some fascinating moral dilemmas which require even those against to be aware of the problems it cause and have the stuff regardless of legality required sort of .odd legal standing where governments could sell it to stop smugglers moving in.
An interesting perspective if a little uneven 3/5 bananas
* going full circle being a governmental trade before.
Milton Friedman fans who torture
isbn: 9780713998993 deals with Milton Friedman and his economic views and his acolytes of whom Mr Bremmer was one (my blog). We start with New Orleans in Bush era, and Nixon gets a nod for Chile and a certain dictator of who the Chicago school could play with countries and economics which if you disagreed meant a nice torture session.
Ford (the car maker) come in for some heavy criticism for sponsoring the south american juntas economics thought, but even car bombing in the us seems to silence that criticism from the singular left wing Chicago thinker. Ironically Milton Friedman’s acolytes who believe as trusted regime partners get government jobs, so much for the free market.
Anyhow this is moving into Pilger territory (my blog) and while death squads help the Milton Friedman way work it is time for such methods to be employed elsewhere sans the death squads who drive ford cars and have torture centres in shopping malls.
The free market means to them means no unions, and no criticism, which having a death squad or two helps keep the peace. Later Dicatot Debt and GATT type trade agreements kept ‘democracy’ in check. Although not subtle Boliva went to become a top cocaine exporting nation after collapsing the economy – Milton Friedman and friends are no doubt geniuses in limiting other ideas in ecnomics neutering places like Russsia and South Africa..
Acolytes also went to China, Goldman Sachs (my blog), Haliburton and Blackwater also deserve a mention. Debt and trade agreement have become methods of war and fud with think tanks are the weapons in check.
Milton Friedman and travellers have created an interesting world view, however it lacks the guts to blame religion, created debt and killed a few economies through fud.
In http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20120727084323510 and the b & n case i wonder how long the Microsoft fud machine can keep the mysterious patents hidden from view. Their like mafia protection. Mind you with the us judges getting bit miffed with all the litigation on patents one begins to wonder how long it will be before the judges call all software patents bullshit and condemning the us pto office staff as a bunch of retarded fools
In this the ex boss of sun seems to have seen the light who saw many opportunities slip past it, so patents have a place in introducing better ideas to the detriment of them.
Anyhow with idiots on juries ignoring facts like prior art one wonders how soon the lawyers on crack will be able to keep the cathedral ice cold when full of doubters about dubious patents issued by people on commission and by jurors who clearly want no innovation led by patent holder.
Something has to fail sooner.
isbn: 9780619189 reads as non fiction and fiction. It is a short book and was rejected for publication for some reason until word of mouth made it a little too hard to ignore and Rupert Murdochs empire also decided to pass on it too.
It is an interesting book and whether you think it is a prediction or an update of genre themes it is strange that this part propaganda and dystopia was ignored.
Bananas and the tribe of apes was visiting the professors home one day when the doorbell rang. Sally our ape of the mind had yet to arrive and i decided to go see and let her in. I get to the door and there’s a man trying to sell double glazing.
He failed to spot the new windows as detailed here probably as they were not plastic,or the fact the house might look ‘old’ but some of it is newer. Politely i told him that prof had a provider of window things and did not call him an idiot.
Sally turned up soon and the fun began with banana daiquiri’s.
isbn: 9781847392817, jokingly is categorised as ‘current affairs’. Its taken me three years to get this book from a library which i will detail at some point separately for it is an amusing tale in itself.
A short book of 260 pages this and it has faults despite being sort of relevant to Chelsea Ives. Mr Heale whom hails as an Oxford University allum and tv worker (they go together like cheese and biscuits) seems to be of the opinion that everything was Mrs Thatchers fault despite um Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.
The book has a go at the gang culture and he tries his best to minimise it as a problem. Should you speak out then the author perceives you as a threat and the racist problem is not discussed. Apparently gang culture has changed from robbing the local post office (once easy and now hard), to drugs and nightclub ‘security’* in postcode areas. ‘Respectable’ people also get blamed
There is some sense to the book but the book forgets about economics and blames the usual suspect. Interestingly attention from the media can also cause friction. The reportage of gang violence would appear to indicate that the gangs want a quite life and the violence that is associated with it seems to be shifted to children wanting to be gang members not the gangs themselves – So are gangs a problem getting worse ?
The author would argue that its just the same as it ever was except for the updating of techniques and with different racial groupings who may or may not abuse others**, the fact that your local gangster might also be the local anti racist organiser means the author defers judgement on this tricky point of left semantics.
3/5 bananas. * dealer security, ** another unmentionable in left circles
The Nandi apparently are a Kenyan tribe who apparently run fast,, probably from being chased by zoo animals in the past the bbc in a very funny article here has decided that black people who run fast are not black. Yes you read that right. In fact black people cant run fast, so if you are a black african who runs fast your not black.
So if the Nandi are the only people to win short runs why is this sport celebrated in the Olympics, it could be a tribal contest while the world gets on with better ntellectual persuits, with this level of genetic infomation is that not some sort of discrimination it makes black people look bad being crap runners.
I love it when the nazis of sport, and bbc get together and do something like that article. It just proves my point that sport is a useless pursuit.
Did you reserve an interest in going to the Olympics next year ?
If so then you are a nazi who cares little for culture and will do your best to wreck the tourist industry in London for a number of years afterwards (think Greece, and Australia)
Congratulations to you as your now deemed a nazi who has no taste or know what culture is. Sieg Heil.
eat more vegatables
Americans do funny things, and in doing silly stuff other things appear. Prohibition is a good example and is covered in an hbo drama called Boardwalk empire.
Readers of this blog will recall this book (my blog), this Nichelle Nichols book should also get a mention too (my blog) but the banning of alcohol resulted in some rather bad consequences which most of you should know of. But little snippets like the american government helped to kill quite a few americans by poisoning industrial alcohol, and also started forensic science (eg csi for you tv addicts) shows that theres more to one villian in the story of prohibition.
5/5 bananas for boardwalk empire.
imdb tt0445934 is a film i should not like, and it stars unfunny comedians in as well. There is much hate of sport and the people who organize it being that there are all
- drug takers*
- greedy copyright scum
Since the winter olympics means its bad news as the retarded sporty people of society and tv crews whom idolize them in near 24 hour coverage.
The assumption by governments that they can also profit by holding such an event usually also fails since a debt mountain of 50 years is created for a two week event and reduces tourists visits in the future are proven facts so theres many retards in government too.
Blades of Glory is the perfect piss take as two men perform as a couple in ice dancing.
The parody of the people and comedic genius (and crotch shots) make this a film you have to see.
update: another bbc piss take on ice skaters (my blog)
* Vancouver in canada has a serous drugs problem in its east side, so at least our sporting druggies should be well supported.