Category Archives: Flotsam and Jetsam

It’s Starting

For my work, I have to pay attention to world events, and report on developments that I believe will have significant material impacts on the status quo – events, behaviours and developments that will shift the state of the world from … Continue reading

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Unabomber seeks to explain the Baizuo

The Unabomber was a troubled man. But he also demonstrated intelligence and insight. What caused him to think that murdering unfortunate wage-slaves would allow him to realise his goals for the world is beyond my reasoning. But I was interested … Continue reading

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A really big week

What an extraordinary day. Turns out Bigmouth did exactly what bigmouths do and opened his big mouth to the Russians about secret intelligence that wasn’t to be shared. Other bigmouths then leaked this to the Bigmouth Press who big-mouthed it all … Continue reading

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‘Gertrude, do not drink’: First step

September last year: What Congress’ actions do is place pressure on the Saudis to ‘fess up. The Saudis are weak, and completely reliant on the US for their existence. If the US turns on them – as Congress is doing, … Continue reading

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The end of Kita Cho-sen

My guess is that Trump has realised that, at some time, he or his successor will have to do something, and that it only gets worse with every day that passes, so he might as well go as soon as possible. … Continue reading

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Glued to the screen

Light posting these holidays. I’m prepping for an overseas move as well as wrapping up a consulting assignment, so my days are divided between putting stuff in boxes, throwing stuff out, drawing charts and running regressions. But just quickly: I am … Continue reading

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Some context for the current, world-shattering citizen investigation

A conversation with two informed people who are able to provide some context for pizzagate. I hope the citizen investigators keep investigating. No victims have been identified, or have come forward yet, but what has been discovered is chilling and … Continue reading

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Wealth creation – Gibbon provides evidence that confirms one of my beliefs

Many years ago, when studying economics, I came across a concise statement explaining how wealth is created: Wealth is created when resources are moved from lower-value uses to higher-value uses. I was reminded of it when, while reading a post about the crusades, … Continue reading

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Empty talk

Remember this, from just a few days ago? New York Police Department detectives and prosecutors working an alleged underage sexting case against former Congressman Anthony Weiner have turned over a newly-found laptop he shared with wife Huma Abedin to the … Continue reading

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US election – popcorn-a-rama

Hector Morenco: Soon the world will discover HRC & Obama are at the center of the Syrian conflict, profited from the Clinton foundation, & ignored ISIS. Quatar & Saudis donated to the Clinton foundation while HRC was Sec. State. In … Continue reading

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