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ScoMo Calls Trump To Offer Assistance Like A Holiday To Port Douglas To Help Fight California Bushfires

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 15/09/2020 - 8:17am in

Australian Prime Minister Scotty from marketing has called US President Donald Trump to offer the country assistance like a holiday to Port Douglas to help fight the raging California bushfires.

”I know myself that last summer whilst Australia burned my week long holiday in Hawaii with Jen and the kids was just the shot in the arm that I needed,” said Prime Minister Scotty. ”So, why shouldn’t President Trump get a chance to unwind in Port Douglas, after all it’s not like he or I holds a hose.”

”Hopefully, he can get the California wildfires under control as I’d love to take the kids to a smoke free Disneyland later this year.”

When reached for comment on the Australian Prime Minister’s offer, President Trump said: ”What an offer, from what’s his name Scotty? Or is it Bobby?”

”Anyway, his name’s not important, I’d love to come down to Australia maybe after the election, assuming I’m released on bail.”

”Do we have an extradition treaty with Australia? If so let’s tear it up.”

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Against Police Reform - For the Abolition of Capitalism

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 06/09/2020 - 7:09am in

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Just as this piece was ready to go online, yet another blatant police shooting of a black US citizen in full sight has triggered angry protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Jacob Blake has been left paralysed from the waist down. Added to the re-run of nightime curfews, tooled-up police and National Guard lining up against protesters came a follower of "Blue Lives Matter": 17 year old Kyle Rittenhouse, with loaded rifle, promptly shot three people, killing two of them.

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Ultra low interest rates are here to stay – and the US Fed is leading the way

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 27/08/2020 - 11:54pm in

As the FT has just reported:

The Federal Reserve has adopted a new strategy for monetary policy that will be more tolerant of temporary increases in inflation, cementing expectations that the US central bank will keep interest rates at ultra-low levels for years to come.

This is excellent news.

First, low-interest rates work for the economy - not least by ensuring mortgage rate increases will not force people into insolvency.

Second, this means that fiscal policy is going to have to be used for economic management in the years to come, as modern monetary theory demands.

And third, that means that the conditions for both full employment and the Green New Deal might exist - and both would be neutered by conventional monetary policy (which no doubt some wished to be the case).

It's rare that I will call the Fed enlightened, but this is good news.

Hands off the US! Stand with the American people and their democratically elected leader against the regime change plot!

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 16/08/2020 - 2:41am in

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An article examining the current protests in the US, applying the anti-imperialist perspective of the Grayzone, MintPress News and many others.

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The Murder of George Floyd: The End of Racism Starts with the Death of Capitalism

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 12/08/2020 - 12:52am in

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The killing of George Floyd in plain sight by the Minneapolis police rightly shocked millions of people across the world. The killing of a black person by the police is not an unusual event, particularly in the US.

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Unrest in the USA: A Perfect Storm

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 07/08/2020 - 6:46am in

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The spread of COVID-19 to the United States earlier this year both triggered and exacerbated the economic crisis which has been building up for decades. Around 50 million workers in America have been thrown out of work since the start of the lockdown, the great majority of whom have no alternative source of income for the necessities of life.

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There is but one route for the UK on trade deals now. The terms will be dictated to us, and they will be unfavourable

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 22/07/2020 - 3:16pm in

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Economics, USA

Do you remember all those ‘oven ready’ trade deals we were going to have which would be ‘the easiest thing to negotiate’? The FT reports this morning that:

The British government has abandoned hopes of reaching a US-UK trade deal ahead of this autumn’s American presidential election, with British officials blaming the Covid-19 pandemic for slow progress.

It adds:

Prime minister Boris Johnson and international trade secretary Liz Truss had hoped to conclude a fast-track agreement by late summer, which would be hailed as an early win from leaving the European Union. But senior government figures have concluded no comprehensive deal is possible before the November poll as the two sides grapple over contentious issues such as whether to allow US agricultural products into the UK market.

And I suspect it’s safe to say that this will remain the case for a very long time to come.

The claims made about easy to negotiate trade deals were lies.

The claims as to the benefits they would give rise to were also false.

There is but one route for the UK on trade deals now. The terms will be dictated to us, and they will be unfavourable.

That was what this was always going to mean. The only people feigning any surprise are those who spun a false yarn in the first place.

How do we deal with a Karen or a Ken?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 11/07/2020 - 3:25am in

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While the U.S. continues to be rocked by protests against white supremacy and police terror, some clueless Karens and Kens continue to use the police against anyone or anything they perceive as a threat. I will detail two interactions I had this week.

This isn't a police issue, it's both a mental health and housing issue"

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The US property market is in trouble, and that’s bad news for us

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 4:30pm in

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Banking, Economics, USA

Robert Reich was Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Labor. He has persistently engaged in radical (in US terms) thinking since leaving office to be an academic . He wrote in the Guardian yesterday about the failure of Trump’s Covid 19 policy, saying:

Brace yourself. Not only will the virus take many more lives in the months ahead, but millions of Americans are in danger of becoming destitute. Extra unemployment benefits enacted by Congress in March are set to end on 31 July. About one in five people in renter households are at risk of eviction by 30 September. Delinquency rates on mortgages have more than doubledsince March.

An estimated 25 million Americans have lost or will lose employer-provided health insurance. America’s fragile childcare system is in danger of collapse, with the result that hundreds of thousands of working parents will not be able to return to work even if jobs are available.

And this matters. Of course, it matters enormously for those immediately impacted by a state and President that does not care in the USA. They deserve the most massive sympathy. You can be sure a disproportionate number are black, because that’s what always happens in the US.

But it matters beyond them too, even if it feels slightly inappropriate to say so. In this there is the making of a banking crisis. You can’t have that much property failure and not have a banking crisis: that simply is not possible. And when US banks suffer property crises the world does, at the very least, sneeze.

It’s easy to think that the UK has a domestic economic crisis to manage right now. And, of course, it has. That is precisely what we have got, and the evidence that we are going to manage it will is diminishing by the day.

But we have more than that, we also have the risk of an imported crisis, as we had in 2008. And the point of origin is the same, and is the US housing market.

Reich does not make this point. He makes the point that right now Trump is pursuing the end of Obamacare to give the rich a tax cut. But that is simply another brick pulled from the wall that will bring this crisis closer.

Worry. When the US banks wobble the world does, and no one is in a great place to defend themselves against this right now. Unless we bail them all again, of course.

*Whole lotta TX

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 30/06/2020 - 5:02pm in

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Texas, USA

*Whole lotta TX

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