Hi, Tim Seasons Greetings. On the post, I do not think it is one of your best.
It says that seeds predicts all of this and then gives a straightforward monetary analysis.
I find this disappointing. I am going to download the resources and look for the correlations you are claiming but which you have not explained here.
One glaring point missing from your analysis, even though you give per capita GDP and Debt figures are that wealth redistribution and increased inequality is not stripped out of your figures.
I have become increasingly persuaded that the precariat is a matter of political Design and not some accident or necessity due to energy constraint realities. I believe it is explained by the oldest cause of want and that is the greed of a corrupted elite.
Since 2008 net wealth of the very top 1% has increased in the UK by better than 185%, the bottom part of society is much worse off. This is of course in solely Monetary measures.
To go some way to adding to the analysis I found this excellent paper at the House of Commons online library the other day.
15. Taxation comprises three fundamental economic parts:
l Creation of the medium of taxation and issue into the economy
l Distribution of the medium of taxation through the economy
l Collection of the medium of taxation
17. Modern taxation systems are still based around the creation, distribution and collection of tokens, but the tokens now take electronic rather than physical form. These tokens are bookkeeping entries in the banking system. The structure of the taxation system and the economy it controls is determined by the rules under which these electronic bookkeeping tokens are created, distributed and collected. Coins and notes are still issued in small quantity but are subsidiary to the banking system’s bookkeeping entries.
19. “Contemporary governments grant the exclusive power to issue the medium of taxation to a state-sanctioned banking cartel. The banking cartel comprises a central bank and private member banks. The central bank is responsible for price-fixing, information sharing, promoting member interests and preventing member defaults. Serving the public interest is not a primary goal of a central bank. The cartel holds the exclusive power to set the price of and issue the medium of taxation. Governments generally prohibit the issue of alternative media for exchange and mandate payments of taxes only in the cartel-issued medium.”
52. Development of the tax system has been constrained by political reality and driven by the demands of vested interests in finance and real estate. The fundamental principles of tax policy should explicitly incorporate the money system and the welfare system. The tax system is not fit for purpose and is beyond repair. It should be replaced by an efficient, neutral and distortion-free system based around clearly defined recurrent payments from owners of land, immovable property and natural resources based on contract law. Means-tested welfare should be replaced by a Citizens’ Dividend distributing the financial surpluses of government arising from such reforms.
53. The transition to a new, principled tax system should be on an “opt-in” basis where people can choose to permanently leave the old system when they can benefit from so doing. The effect of such a transition would be an rapid and dramatic revival in economic performance without battling political headwinds.
54. The principles outlined here fully meet all the objectives of the OECD tax report and the Mirrlees Review. They meet Smith’s canons of taxation and adhere to orthodox and common heterodox academic analysis. They are comprehensible and achievable.
Anyway, I thought you might be familiar with Dr Wrigley as he is from you Alma Mater’s home town.
Others here may not be.
Merry Christmas again and I hope you can spell out the explicit data supporting your interpretation of the monetary measures depended upon to make your analysis.
Mr. Corbyn throughout his career has consistently opposed
longer sentences and when you look at
mi5 the body that keeps us safe
particularly from terror attack, he’s proposing to put in a Home
Secretary in the form of Diane Albert
who has called for mi5 to be disbanded?
Nick Robinson was keen to hear a response from Mr Corbyn on the point.
is that your Home Secretary Diana
abbot wants to he claims you tell us wanted in
the past at least a disband mi5
This very strange part of the debate has however as far as I have seen escaped any scrutiny. And it is this claim that Dianne Abbot wishes to disband MI5 I would like to Look at. It is also notable that Andrew Neil in throwing down the Gauntlett to Johnson is against the Back Drop of MI5. It seems that this little Smear is an attack placed in surrogate publications at election Time, the coincidence with the 2015, 2017 and now 2019 election campaigns tends to suggest they emanate from Lynoton Crosbys little Balck book.
Diane Abbott supported the abolition of Britain’s security services in April 1989
The shadow home secretary, who is due to give a speech at the annual Police Federation conference in Birmingham tomorrow, was revealed to have backed a Commons motion demanding the scrapping of MI5 and the Metropolitan Police’s Special Branch.
She joined other Labour Left-winger including Dennis Skinner and Dave Nellist in back the controversial parliamentary Early Day Motion in April 1989.
John McDonnell insists he did not read leaflet he signed calling for MI5 to be disbanded
McDonnell’s name had been included as a signatory on a list of “demands” compiled by a group called the Socialist Campaign for a Labour Victory ahead of the last General Election
The Committee has also produced an Annual Report for 2018-2019 which is similarly awaiting confirmation.
In addition, the Committee was in the process of a further four Inquiries at the time of dissolution:
an Inquiry into national security issues relating to China;
an Inquiry into Right-Wing Terrorism;
an examination of the current threat from Northern Ireland-Related Terrorism; and
a case study on GCHQ procurement.
Former members of the ISC
The Rt Hon. Dominic Grieve QC MP (Chair)
The Rt Hon. Richard Benyon MP
The Rt Hon. Ian Blackford MP (until April 2019)
The Rt Hon. Caroline Flint MP
The Rt Hon. David Hanson MP
Stewart Hosie MP (from April 2019)
The Rt Hon. the Lord Janvrin GCB GCVO QSO
The Rt Hon. Kevan Jones MP
The Most Hon. the Rt Hon. the Marquess of Lothian QC
The Rt Hon. Keith Simpson MP
The Rt Hon. Dominic Grieve QC MP (Chair)
The Rt Hon. Richard Benyon MP (from October 2016)
The Rt Hon. David Hanson MP (from October 2016)
The Rt Hon. Sir Alan Duncan KCMG MP (until July 2016)
The Rt Hon. George Howarth MP (until October 2016)
The Rt Hon. the Lord Janvrin GCB GCVO QSO
The Most Hon. the Rt Hon. the Marquess of Lothian QC
The Rt Hon. Fiona Mactaggart MP
The Rt Hon. Angus Robertson MP
The Rt Hon. Keith Simpson MP
The Rt Hon. Gisela Stuart MP
The Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP (Chair)
The Rt Hon. Hazel Blears MP
The Rt Hon. Lord Butler KG GCB CVO
The Rt Hon. Sir Menzies Campbell CH CBE QC MP
The Rt Hon. Paul Goggins MP (until January 2014)
Ms Fiona Mactaggart MP (from May 2014)
Mr Mark Field MP
The Rt Hon. George Howarth MP
Dr Julian Lewis MP
The Most Hon. the Rt Hon. the Marquess of Lothian QC
The Rt Hon. Paul Murphy MP (Chair) (until January 2008)
The Rt Hon. Margaret Beckett MP (Chair) (from January 2008 to October 2008)
The Rt Hon. Dr Kim Howells MP (Chair) (from October 2008)
The Rt Hon. Michael Ancram QC MP (from January 2006)
The Rt Hon. James Arbuthnot MP (until January 2006)
The Rt Hon. Sir Alan Beith MP (until October 2008)
The Rt Hon. Sir Menzies Campbell CBE QC MP (from October 2008)
Mr Ben Chapman MP
The Rt Hon. Lord Foulkes of Cumnock (from February 2007)
The Rt Hon. George Howart MP
The Rt Hon. Michael Mates MP
Mr Richard Ottaway MP
Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale (until February 2007)
Ms Dari Taylor MP
Now as Malcolm Riffkinds son Hugo, that is the son of the former Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee Sir Malcolm Rifkind, the Committee now chaired By Dominic Grieve. And the same committee currently awaiting to release its report on the alleged Medling of Russian Oligarchs in British Elections, that’s it the one Boris sees no urgency in Releasing. Of course, the Reddit claims that the leaked NHS on the table in Trade Talks report needs urgent investigation, Its all about the Right Kind of Meddling you see and it’s all about Good Jews and Bad Jews and of course a certain Elitist nose for being able to tell the difference, Heidrich’s to a man they themselves and only they will tell you who is and what is a Jew. and which jew is good and which bad. “Wer Jude ist, entscheide ich”
The 3 Tory Candidates still running in their seats in spite of evidence of their Anti-Semetic Tropery, shows how the awful campaign of smears against Corbyn personally truly is. It is a smear that simply will not bounce even though boris seems less than able or willing to carry out his Out on first Bounce promise within his own party when push comes to shove.
Finally, we then come to EPhor in Chief Mark Sedwill, The true King. Johnson wishes to be Rules-Based international Order World King, and Sedwill is the World King first among equal and seer of the seers and overseer of the rest of us.
Written by Dr Joe Devanny on 1 May 2019 in Opinion
Re-combining the role of national security adviser with the post of cabinet secretary undoes a reform made in 2010. Dr Joe Devanny asks if the decision is the right one.
“Better that right counsels be known to enemies than that the evil secrets of tyrants should be concealed from the citizens. They who can treat secretly of the affairs of a nation have it absolutely under their authority; and as they plot against the enemy in time of war, so do they against the citizens in time of peace.”
― Baruch Spinoza
The ephors were leaders of ancient Sparta and shared power with the two Spartan kings. The ephors were a council of five elected annually who swore “on behalf of the city” while the kings swore for themselves.
legend has it that after the bloody battle of Thermopylae, the victor Xerxes prepared to spread a purple cloak over the body of his vanquished enemy Leonidas, out of admiration for his valor. But as he was about to lower the cloak, a strange voice out of nowhere called out: “No. Take that cloak from me. I will accept no favor from the Persians.” And Xerxes knew that it was Leonidas, speaking to him from the other world. And he called out into space: “But thou art dead, Leonidas. Why hate the Persians even in death?” And, according to the legend, back came the stirring reply: “The passion for freedom dieth not.” JFK.
Under PC, whatever you do, whatever willing you show, status is contingent.
There is no safety even for members of the ruling elite in a system of Political Correctness; anyone at all is susceptible to denunciation for any reason or no reason at any time.
Since PC is a wave of moral ‘progress’ which leaves-behind all previous moral standards and behaviours – there can be no accumulation of moral capital.
This applies to the ultra-PC just as much as to the openly reactionary.
(In this respect PC is more like communist than fascist totalitarianism: under fascism membership-of and courageous loyalty to the in-group usually brings safety from denunciation; but under communism anybody was vulnerable to denunciation – friends and enemies of the government alternated with bewildering rapidity: nobody was safe.)
Indeed, the PC elite seem especially vulnerable to denunciation – since they are under continuous scrutiny; it is hard to keep-up with the pace of change, and the change is so arbitrary; it is very difficult to suppress common sense 24/7.
The highest member of the PC elite is only a single gaffe away from disaster.
(Note: A ‘gaffe’ is when an elite PC intellectual momentarily forgets to lie.)
In regard to things external, health, wealth, and the like, I am then all
that Nature intended me to be. But there is much previous toil to be undergone. You
will first sharpen your eyes on minute manuscripts, amass commentaries, and get
your bellyful of outlandish terms. Last but not least, it is forbidden to be wise without repeated doses of hellebore.
dealer All this is exalted and magnanimous to a degree. But what am I to
think when I find that you are also the creed of cent-per-cent,1
the creed of the usurer? Has he swallowed his hellebore? is he made perfect in virtue?
Assuredly. On none but the wise man does usury sit well. Consider.
His is the art of putting two and two together, and usury is the art of putting interest
together. The two are evidently connected, and one as much as the other is the prerogative of the true believer; who, not content, like common men, with simple interest, will also take interest upon interest. For interest, as you are probably aware, is of two kinds. There is simple interest, and there is its offspring, compound interest.Hear Syllogism on the subject. “If I take simple interest, I shall also take compound.
But I shall take simple interest: therefore I shall take compound.”
And the same applies to the fees you take from your youthful pupils? None but the true believer sells virtue for a fee?
Quite right. I take the fee in my pupil’s interest, not because I want it.
The world is made up of diffusion and accumulation. I accordingly practise my pupil
in the former, and myself in the latter.
But it ought to be the other way. The pupil ought to accumulate,
and you, “sole millionaire,” ought to diffuse.
Ha! you jest with me? Beware of the shaft of insoluble syllogism.
Pugilistic references have characterised the BBC election explainers this 2019 BRINO general election. Last Night in Saudi Arabia there was a Huge Boxing Event. Anthony Joshua regained his World Championship title Belts from Andy Ruis Junior. He had lost them in Madison Square Garden, New York, to Ruiz on June the first this year.
In the first World Championship fight, Ruiz the Challenger was substituted very late when the planned opponent Jarrell Baby Miller was suspended for multiple Performance enhancement drug infringements including Growth hormone offences. Ruiz had fought in recent weeks and happily took the fight and title shot, he had one loss only on his record and that was to a previous Joshua conquest, the New Zealand Fighter Joseph Parker, to whom Ruiz lost on a controversial points decision.
Ruis was widely mocked for his physique, he can only be described as fat, there is no sugar coating it, and based on appearances many failed to scratch below the surface to see his boxing pedigree which explained why he was much avoided by other contenders.
Ruis you see at 6’2 short for a modern heavyweight and at 19 stones, heavy even for the new breed of very tall Modern Heavyweights. Joshua is 6’6″ and an Adonis, of perfected physical Statuary. So with the Parker Victory, which was decisive and also with the aesthetic shortcomings of the Podgy Mexican, Joshua was criticised for taking an easy fight after the Jarrell Baby Miller suspension.
What everyone did not see coming was what happened next after getting up off the canvas from a stunning Joshua Right hand, Ruis immediately started counter punching as Joshua stepped in to finish the job. The opposite happened. Ruis with Lightning hand speed and mobility that defied his rotund appearance proceeded to beat Joshua into a Technical Knockout. Ruis had become world champion and The Inside fighting and close boxing skills and knock out punch pedigree of the most unlikely of world champions had prevailed.
And so tonight in Saudi Arabia in one of the great Boxing rematches Anthony Joshua and Ruis met to settle the score. And it is this settled score which bears some resemblance to the Two Pugilist Politicians Slugging it out in GE2019 the BRINO Election.
Many people had Ruis down to repeat his achievements from June the first. The argument being that His style was awkward for Joshua who has only 40 Amature Bouts and 24 Pro Fights to his name. In That, he has won a host of accolades and Trophies including Olympic Gold but, the Critics say Joshua is inexperienced compared to say Ruis who has boxed from the Age of 6 years old and Joshua came late to the Sport in his teens.
It Played out differently. Joshua a Much taller, Athletic and Slimmed-down version for this fight, at under 17 stones. Stood behind his long powerful Jab and cut Ruis in the first round with a powerful right, made possible due to the space offered by the dominance established by his “Laser-focused Jab”. Ruis with his lightning hand speed did get into the inside a few times and hurt Joshua , but unlike in Madison Square Garden where Joshua Rushed in to finish what appeared to be a down and out and substandard fatty, kept his boxing in gear and continued to execute a boxing game plan, Biding his time and racking up the points. The fight went the distance and Ruis Lost on points at most Ruis won 4 of the 12 rounds.
After watching the Debate between Johnson and Corbyn Friday Night and following analysis during yesterday, Saturday. I began thinking about Ruis Joshua 1 and was struck by the similarities both Physically, and also in debating styles of Ruis to our Tory pugnacious Fattened although not Oven Ready De Spaffel Turkey.
The rotund Boris Johnson, who fancies himself as a bit of a bruiser a legend in the ring as well as in his own trousers. Going for the Knockout line, the Sophist Ciceronian Rhetorician fighting on the inside always looking to land a combination of Phrases, well-rehearsed showy sound bites and not bothering to train for the long fight not paying detailed attention to prepare for a fight which could always go the distance. As the Civil service mandarins complained, “Boris doesn’t read his boxes.”
Ruis weighed in for “the Clash on the Dunes”, at over 20 stones much heavier than in the first fight and he admitted in the post-fight conference that he had not prepared as well as he should have. He showed a willingness to admit to his own mistakes that perhaps we would not expect of the self-entitled Spoiled Eton Rake Johnson. But the point is this.
Boris Johnson has been looking for a Knockout punch and is simply ill-prepared for a fight that goes the full distance. He is certainly Fattened but Not in the right way for Market Day between the ropes.
Joshua had changed his Game plan from the first fight and had lost weight and come for the full twelve rounds. He executed his game plan and did not go off course , In the 12th and final Round Ruis tried to Goad Joshua into a brawl, dropping his hands and waving Joshua in, Joshua kept throwing out his winning Jab and continued to Dance on his toes showing all the preparation both Physically and mentally had paid off.
Jeremy Corbyn in the Debate on Friday Night stayed behind his long and stinging NHS Jab, it won him many points. Corbyn also found that he could counter the Johnson overhead right on Corbyn’s remaining neutral on Brexit Corbyn he did this by good Head movement exploiting the Flimsiness of Johnson BRINO, which the Mediator Ruled a clash of heads in pointing out as Andrew Neil had in his unrequited challenge to the Tory Porker Pugilist. that The DUP agreed with Corbyn on the Irish border question
but you haven’t done a trade deal with the
EU you don’t know you could do a trade
deal with EU you don’t know there won’t
be no deal on trade with the EU do you
Northern Ireland is part of the customs
territory the dup the union is who were
your partners they agree with him and
These interventions by the Match referee Nick Robinson amount to
a point deduction and in a fight going the distance which will be decided on points such a deduction is devastating to the final outcome in a close contest.
As with the election and the effectiveness of Sophistry on the hard of thinking as pointed out by Lucian.
“Bring then above all ignorance, to which add confidence, audacity, and effrontery; as for diffidence, equity, moderation, and shame, you will please leave them at home; they are not merely needless, they are encumbrances.”
How could any sane individual celebrate this utter tosh? Unable to hurt his opponent, nor take his opponent’s punches, AJ resorted to running scared for 12 rounds. Some redemption.
Wilder and Fury must be laughing at this third place play off in the heavyweight division.
This HYS shows who actually knows about boxing (as was demonstrated tonight) versus those who probably spent most of the fight shouting ‘knock him out’ at the screen.
Excellent example of boxing to get a job done.
Update 2140 — Who won? From the First Debate.
A common criticism of debates is they don’t change minds and generally, people walk away believing the candidate won who they were supporting in the first place. Regardless, the first snap poll seems to suggest no clear winner, YouGov giving it 51-49, within the margin of error.
“Leaving aside your own party preference, who do you think performed best overall in tonight’s debate?”
It is impossible for one to be internationalist without being a nationalist. Internationalism is possible only when nationalism becomes a fact, i.e., when peoples belonging to different countries have organized themselves and are able to act as one man. It is not nationalism that is evil, it is the narrowness, selfishness, exclusiveness which is the bane of modern nations which is evil. Each wants to profit at the expense of, and rise on the ruin of, the other. Indian nationalism has struck a different path. It wants to organize itself or to find full self-expression for the benefit and service of humanity at large… God having cast my lot in the midst of the people of India, I should be untrue to my Maker if I failed to serve them. If I do not know how to serve them I shall never know how to serve humanity. And I cannot possibly go wrong so long as I do not harm other nations in the act of serving my county. Gandhi (YI, 18-6-1925, p. 211)