Totally epic plant by a LaRouchie into a Dem Climate PR event.
Tactic: overbuy the climate hype to absurdity
I'm near finished a computer upgrade from my previous
old banger to an upcycled replacement which will enable
me do decent videos. My old setup just wasn't up to
Now ironing out the glitches and doing tests....
Stay tuned..... literally :-)
Will Franken rocks! Streams like Robin W.
06 Oct 2019
British Army Officer on EU Army
Here's more background on the EU Army issues.
The people kicking up a stink are certainly 4 real:
September 5, 2019
Beware the threat to our defence autonomy coming from the EU
(and not just in the draft Brexit deal)
Lieutenant-General Jonathon Riley CB DSO was deputy commander of the
NATO-led ISAF force in Afghanistan. He also commanded British forces in
Bosnia, Sierra Leone and Iraq and was awarded the NATO meritorious
service medal. After leaving regular service, he has been a visiting
professor in war studies and is an advisory board member of
Veterans for Britain.
Earlier in the week, I and two colleagues from Veterans for Britain, Professor Gwythian Prins and Rear-Admiral Roger Lane-Nott, gave a briefing in Whitehall on the consequences for the UK if the defence and security sections of the current exit arrangements laid down in Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration are approved.
While the media overwhelmingly predicts negative consequences if Boris Johnson does not pass the EU’s one and only deal, defence is an area where there are clear and unparallelled dangers for the UK if he does. Three principal parts of the exit arrangements, contained in the Political Declaration, would immediately extinguish our defence autonomy and with it, one of the essential attributes of national sovereignty. We would be walking into a swamp from which it would be all but impossible to escape.
Additionally, the legal knotweed which accompanies these three structures, which is scandalously given only a passing mention in the texts, makes the political burden and attachment even deeper. Yet we are not even safe if we avoid the deal in the coming weeks. There is every risk that the Government could be led into these same defence arrangements under the guise of a trade deal, owing to the misplaced enthusiasm for these schemes among some members of the senior levels in the civil service.
This has led to us being committed to at least seven levels of integration in EU defence structures that supersede and over-ride our national sovereignty. MPs have allowed this to continue or been duped; but sadly, few of them have taken an interest in the subject.
Those who do take an interest have received bland reassurances from ministers, which usually carry the same wording regardless of which minister has sent it. In truth, how could MPs know in their own right how the EU Defence Union works and therefore the threat to autonomy that it presents?
My colleagues and I took more than three months to piece it together while new linking structures were being announced on a gradual, staggered basis. This has meant working through more than a quarter of a million words across more than 15 texts and agreements.
I fear relatively few MPs have bothered to investigate how we are being sold out – and an even smaller number have spoken up in protest. It is the civil service and the political advisers who have been eager to accept the EU’s sales pitch and it is the same officials who have been free to frame ministerial advice on the subject.
The result of this advice is that MPs think they are getting an à-la-carte buffet of defence, where the UK can breeze in and out as it pleases, with no obligations and only benefits. Nothing could be further from the truth. You would have thought 40 years of being told ‘no cherry-picking’ would have made MPs notice the hidden catch.
The catch might have been noted, had Parliament scrutinised these measures as it should have done. A Scrutiny Reserve Regulation was put in place in 2010 to make sure this happened – but it has been repeatedly and deliberately breached. Of course, the expanded political-military architecture of the EU comes with a broad and binding rulebook.
You will struggle to find a Whitehall fan of EU Defence who is prepared to admit this. Most importantly, every part of EU Defence links to everything else. This detail is so poorly understood on our side of the Channel that EU spokespeople have taken turns to rebuke the UK for believing they can dip in when they choose without accepting EU terms.
Of course, it is not only MPs who have missed a trick. The UK’s news media have shown little interest and not even paid attention to the EU’s rebukes over policy links. The bottom line is that whatever exit deal we reach – including WTO rules – we have been enmeshed in a system that removes our sovereignty over defence and our defence forces.
We can only take back control with an explicit statutory instrument that breaks this control from Brussels. Are we a country, with all the attributes of statehood? Or are we simply a rule-taking colony of Brussels, happy to let our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines be put in harm’s way by unelected officials who can never be called to account when things go wrong?
Nature rolls dice.
Five days later...
And then there were 5.
Two didn't make it....
From Top to Bottom:
All five doing well
And Mammy dog is off-duty enough to go on long runs now.
I did once call a dog after the president of South Africa: Mbeki
So Gawd only knows what they'll be named.
According to emerging personality..... _________________ Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when open.
Just a week reminder today to the Catalan people, that if you think you can use democracy to do what you wish, then you will be crushed by the law and your leaders jailed.
Another great day for the European dream.
As usual what we are told by the msm is total bullshit.
You need to live here in Barcelona for few years and work with the natives to understand the situation. It has nothing to do with democracy, it is all about money and propaganda, about a couple of wealthy criminal families (e.g., Jordi Pujol et al) who have stolen hundreds of millions of euros from the catalan government over the decades they have held power in the generalitat and want to take Catalunya as their own private fiefdom. They have taken control of the media and the public education system, dispensing their 'independence, and spanish hatred' propaganda for decades now.
I learn this from middle-aged Catalan natives who have businesses here. The only people who are for "Catalan Independence" are either complete morons or the politically well-connected who stand to make massive profits from it. Also Madrid will never allow it, or i should say the usury banks will not allow it as they need the tax money from Catalunya to pay the interest to themselves (banks) on the massive public debt of Spain.
BTW, both governments, Madrid and Barcelona, are so totally worthless and corrupt that the best solution would be for them to cancel each other out.
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