As an alumnus of Cambridge university, three times a year I receive a copy of a large, glossy (ish) magazine called CAM. This rag is produced on behalf of the university, and mailed for free to its former students. While I often gag at what I read in it, I do find it useful as a kind of barometer of what the academic auxiliaries of the British ruling élite are thinking.
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About eleven years ago, I was in a newsgroup called “eurofaq”: I believe it still to be in operation somewhere (probably on yahoogroups now if you want to go searching.) To enliven our internal exchanges with intelligence from elsewhere, I had various run-ins with some starry-eyed young people from something called “YEM”.
To do this, I used to go and lurk on their groups under the name of Jacques Bommaerts, a Belgian “student”, occsionally surfacing to ask seemingly naive questions about the forthcoming Euro, such as how one currency could be imposed on 15 nations – remember! We in the UK were to be for it too! – without either elections or referenda, and under what economic parameters it was to operate.
The responses of enraged and indignant uproar were fun to behold.
Eventually I was rumbled. Years before most of us knew about internetty-stuff, a clever-clogs on the Enemy Staff worked out that my IP address was the same as an identifiable member of eurofaq, and I was expelled from the YEM crowd amid showers of rotting cyber-cabbages and virtual-tomatoes. But the fun lasted about a year.
At the end, on my exit, I bet one of them £25 that the Euro, starting about 70p, would be under 50p by Christmas. unfortunately it wasn’t and I had to pony up, which I did.
And now, today, we have this Simon Heffer analysis – of where the Euro, and indeed the entire fascist EU project, stands.
Years pass, and I might even have been dead by now, but I’m not, which is fortunate. I have lived to see the day when the Euro might actually come undone, be toast, totalled. Another Rouble-type experiment to actually bite the dust…and in my lifetime too.
Actually, it’s very sad: I have lived to see that modern people _still_ let their governments get away with not learning the lessons of History. This is the main problem that I think should concern libertarians, if we are at some distant time to form the very kind of administration which sets out to cull most of the State.
A major philosophical battle will need to take place about de-sovietisation of money, so that no further disastrous monetary union experiments are tried.
Perhaps it would matter less that Members of the European Parliament scoop £200,000 per year in “expenses” and “allowances” (that’s about USD $ 300,000) if what they did was essentially harmless and unimportant to the rest of us.
I’m not sure that President Barack Obama even earns quite that total amount (with his ordinary pay of course) and you oculd argue that he deserves it more in return for the augmented stress of his own job.
We at the Libertarian Alliance often say that being engulfed in the EU is “a” problem, but it is not “the main” problem, for Britain and in particular England (which not only does the nett paying for the EU boondoggle, but against which and against whose traditions, customs and commercial practises “EU directives” are often specifically “directed”.
But the EU is certainly an expensive problem, aside from the legislative implications. if we could leave, we could abolish VAT.
GAS: RUSSIA. North Sea. Britain should just turn it off. Do not masturbate in front of Russia while talking about gas.
I hear a nasty rumour that “the EU” will take “our” gas. This is because the EUmonsters masturbated with Russia the USSR on screen, and have come unstuck. Do not masturbate with Russia the USSR on your screen. Bad things will come to you. Russia the USSR is not exactly anybody’s friend at present, until we have done régime change there, and it has become liberalised and Putin is out of office.
Press ENTER to liberalise Russia the USSR. This may take some minutes, and you will need a paypal account.
In the meantime, go to http://www.libertarian.co.uk and give us some money. In the long run (very long I fear) this will help us to liberalise Russia the USSR. Then, the gas won’t be turned off by them, just because they think we don’t like them – or because they think we might just slightly like Israel.
Winter knitwear fashion: ShootinPutin187 launches new collection and accuses Ukraine of stealing gas bound for other customers (as if he’d know…)
In this blog’s today-evening campaign about ShootinPutin187, we reveal another side to his “character”, and blow the gaff on his latest moves towards war against the Ukraine. He can’t have a liberal democratic slightly less authoritarian State on his borders, now, can he.
Speaking of PV = nRT, I find that if the USSR reduces the rate of flow through Ukraine to the “West” (whatever that once was) then it’s no point Ukraine (which does not produce gas itself) trying to re-up the gas flow out “West”, since that would create a partial vacuum on the UsSR side of the valves, and so therefore a nett tendency of gas to flow back into the USSR.
So Ukriane has no option but to reduce the rate of flow of gas through itself out of the USSR, in cumecs….WHICH MAKES IT LOOK TO SILLY WESTERN JOURNALISTS who are not scientists AS THOUGH THE USSR IS RIGHT AND THAT UKRAINE IS STEALING GAS !!!!!
I mean, if less stuff’s coming in, and they can’t contribute to it themselves, then the outflow pressure (and the rate) has to fall…..? No?
Of course, one could argue that it’s “his” gas: well, not in terms of strict property-title perhaps, since it belongs to GazProm until it’s been paid for by someone. There is a grain – but only a grain – of truth in the supposition that he can set light to the entire stock of Siberia’s gas if he wishes: it’s none of Ukraine’s, or “Europe’s” business if he does, so long as they’ve not yet paid for the burnt stuff.
But I can’t help thinking that we should take less seriously on the “world stage” such a man, and that we should move towards showing him up in front of “his” people…why? For the self-publicising little gun-toting clown that he is. The people of the USSR Russia deserve better than ShootinPutin187, on the way to not having to host any of the f*****g buggers at all, when the poor wretched downtrodden sods are finally libertarianised. He has similar forebears, here, and the political-development-parallels between the two buggers are uncomfortably congruent.