Category Archives: Europe & EU

Minister of Vacuum cleaners

Its spooky when you create an example of the insanity of central planning by selecting a product at random and then explain how central planning would fail in managing supply of said product.

The real problem with central planning (a communist / Marxist economic paradigm) is that the real world is simply far to complex to model for a handful of bureaucrats. I used the example of vacuum cleaners and explained the insanity that ultimately you would need a minister for each product, of course each minister would need a salary and then attempt to manage  production and supply of vacuum cleaners. Ultimately this is  a fascist corporate monopoly and completely impossible to do.

After giving this example to a European tourist she mentioned that the European Union was about to ban the sale or importation of high powered vacuum cleaners.

I laughed hard.

This insane knee jerk reaction really made me laugh. I was imagining people hoarding vacuum cleaners soviet style. Then it actually happened.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2738082/The-great-vacuum-cleaner-stampede-Panic-buying-hits-shops-deadline-looms-Brussels-ban-high-powered-machines.html

Comrde these vacuum cleaners are traitors to the cause and must be purged.

Comrade; these vacuum cleaners are traitors to the cause and must be purged.

So the next trip of why Marxism fails is this, why are there so many different types of vacuum cleaners? Because people have different needs.

You might find your eye drawn to the red out lined words “Pets 2000W”, some people have pets and need more power to remove animal hair form the floor.

So how is the minister of vacuum cleaners going to know what kind of vacuum cleaner the people want? Why would he care? Where is the additional motivation for the minister to innovate or increase the efficiency of production.

After you start asking yourself these questions, you will realize the impossibility of central planning.

So why the sudden hatred of high power vacuum cleaners?

Supposedly it is an energy efficiency measure. Strangely these bureaucrats failed to notice an important trend (because of course they have no incentive to care at all). Central planners refuse to think of people as individuals and would rather people fit tot he economic paradigm rather than the economic paradigm needing to fit the nature of people as individuals.

 

The important trend:

The decoupling of electric power consumption with GDP. These days it seem we are either using as much power as we could possibly desire, and/or able to more with the same energy consumption.

 

Energy consumption needed to produce GDP has reduced and since 2010 seems to have de coupled (a less significant factor). From americanthinker.com

Energy consumption needed to produce GDP has reduced and since 2010 seems to have decoupled (a less significant factor).
From americanthinker.com

 

If you consider how much of the GDP is generated by computers (algo trading, software and data processing industry) and how much more efficient they have become in terms of teraflops per MW of the last few decades this chart make some sense.

 

Are you going to feel less or more comfortable at 23C than at 22C, there is even a limit to how fussy people want to be a about heating and cooling along with a greater focus on energy efficiency. It would seem the west has lost its appetite for electricity consumption.

So is it really going to make any sense to vacuum for twice as long with a 1000W vacuum  cleaner, than once with a 200W vacuum cleaner? No and I would bet there is a sweet spot where energy is reduced and cleaning is maximized. So any way would you vacuum all day just for the sake of it,?well no. We are talking about a device that get used  infrequently and for short periods of time.

I guess the minister of vacuum cleaners has to justify the high office he/she wants to hold.

 

I should admit now that I am a capitalist pig with two vacuum cleaners each of 1000W.

Julian Assange’s Great Escape

After a  bit of mainstream  media  speculation yesterday,  whether Julian Assange was  about to surrender to British police due to ill health , Assange himself made a statement that he will soon walk out of the Ecuadorian  embassy for “other” reasons than the ones given by the media . The British extradition laws have changed, but do apparently  not apply to previous cases, so it doesn’t appear that the British goverment will let him walk out officially. So what is the story?

 Not that we want to give anything away, but   it seems, what Assange is really planning is a good old fashioned “jailbreak!!”

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Here is a list of previous suggestions :http://eduncovered.com/trapped-in-the-closet-10-ways-for-julian-assange-to-exit-the-ecuadorian-embassy-2012-08-17

It probably won’t be one of those. Maybe they did build a tunnel with a spoon that leads directly to Ecuador and teleportation is always an option too, but I’m guessing that it will be a surprise, a plot with many twists involving, amongst others, Edward Snowden and German Chancellor Angela Merckel.

If it happens, remember, you read it here first , not on Boing Boing and not in The Age via Boing Boing either…

Good luck, Julian, we wish we could drive the getaway car !

Banco Espirito Santo nationalised, debts jetisoned

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Portugal’s largest bank has been bought by the government after toxic debts were discovered. Rather than stupidly bailing out the speculators and banking executives, the bank has been divided into two parts, the good part with all the assets, and the bad part with all the toxic debts for all the shareholders and speculators. This is effectively the same as finding the vandals on your wooden ship, making them a raft out of the wood they damaged, and them setting the vandals adrift on it, wishing them good luck knowing that it won’t help them.

Portugal has just invented the bailout we expected to happen in the USA following the GFC.

 

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/aug/04/banco-espirito-santo-bailout-eu-cash-portugal

 

Fun Fact: Australia was once referred to as ‘Espirito Santo’.

End The Fed Rallies Are Spreading Like Wildfire

 Starting in Berlin about two  months  ago, huge Anti-war and   End the Fed rallies have begun to spread all over Germany and the rest of Europe.
The protesters consider the corrupt banking system the chief problem in the world today.
At it’s core, the Occupy Movement also had the anti-fed and fiat currency protests, but often activists who brought up these subjects were and are dismissed as right-wing conspiracy freaks by the socialist element that tried to hi-jack the occupy movement. Looks like the tide may be turning.
In Australia we currently have a lot of people protesting the budget and the latest government, but very few seem to understand the global connection. Time to wake up!

Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog:

This is a fascinating development and one that I had no idea was happening until today. It seems that rallies are spreading throughout Germany protesting the corrupt and dying global status quo. One of the key targets of these groups is the U.S. Federal Reserve system, which as I and many others have maintained, is the core cancer infecting the entire planet.
According to the organizer of these rallies, they have now spread to up to 100 cities and have a combined attendee base of around 20,000. What is also interesting, is that the mainstream media in Germany is calling them Nazis. In Germany, if you don’t support Central Banking, this apparently means you are a Nazi. What a joke. Just more proof mainstream media everywhere is complete and total propaganda. It is also a good sign, since it shows the desperate lengths to which the power structure will go to keep their criminal ponzi alive.

Do these folks seem like Nazis to you?

 

Assange hung out to dry by the left

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So hanving been sold out by a carefully managed implosion of his wiki leaks party, all over whether preferences were going to go to the left or right, It’s pretty fair to say Assange has been used and discarded by the left for apparently failing one of their claimed moral standards. Sure all the sex allegation stuff was carefully put  in a memory hole while he was hot property, along with he fact he acted like a bit of a heart breaker when women were literally throwing themselves at him. But that’s the left and feminism for you, they love a bad boy and then want to scream a blue murder (or rape) when the sour grapes arrive. I mean he really should have known that being a white male is toxic commodity to leftists and they were primed to drop him like a stone when a small amount of heat came on.

So all this bullshit about principles ( free speech, transparency, political freedom, commitment….) it all goes out the window when the next bandwagon arrives. So what can we do now for Assange?

The Australian government has left him out in the cold, despite the fact they are right now willing to send 50 police and ATSB to war torn Ukraine to look for Australian body parts and stolen luggage, But a living Australian citizen in a friendly country with a politically hot legal hassle, nope.

So apart form beating the drum and producing memes that might get stuck on an Ecuadorean embassy fridge in London, lets look and some overlooked facts about Assange.

I can almost feel a man cringing at a laptop reading and thinking “Oh shit, what’s this gonna be”.

Julian Assange was born on July 3 1971, the same day Jim Morrison died. Strangely there are more connections and similarities.

Morrison was born in a place called Melbourne (Florida) and left in order to study, later becoming a famous counterculture icon. Morrison famously fled the US to Europe (France) escaping a contrived court case.

Assange moved to place called Melbourne (Victoria) to study, later becoming a counterculture icon. Assange famously fled from Europe (Sweden) to the UK to escape a contrived US prosecution.

Both had in common:

  • Had transient childhoods and continued traveling as adults.
  • Born during foreign wars their countries were involved in, Morrison: WW2, Assange: Vietnam.
  • Well read, serious, intelligent drop outs, critical of war.
  • Were described as rock stars and had love children.
  • Were applauded/hounded for the ideas they promoted.
  • Were politically minded and spoke of their concern for the present and future.
  • Were known to ham it up for the camera occasionally.

Morrison in his later years, even after all that booze and drugs makes a remarkable prediction. (That hair is real)

Assange in his early 40’s showing the prediction is true and having a bit of a giggle. (That is a wig)

Sweden’s Political Correctness Insanity

It seems that Julian Assange is not the only victim of Swedish Government Political Correctness. When will people understand that just because something is bad (racism) doing the opposite is not necessarily good (Not allowing an opinion on cultural or religious practices of others.) Just because right -wing neo-con -liberals are assholes, it doesn’t mean that left-wing nut-jobs are not dickheads. It’s a bit like the Israel-Palestine conflict, if you are foolish enough to pick a side there, you haven’t understood the problem.

Let’s just blame white males instead. For everything. Because Hitler was a white male. Therefore….

Or , instead of letting yourself be sucked in emotionally like the Germans under Hitler, you could start to  think for yourself:  In the game of life,  the devil always finds a new disguise, and it’s not necessarily  what  you expect.

 

Here is an update from Pat Condell on the “Insane Asylum” formerly known as Sweden.

 

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What the Left Does Not Understand About Islam | FrontPage Magazine

 

Complex and thoughtful article on the historical failures of the left, explaining why the left believes that Islam is just another victim of western  warmongering and capitalism, rather than the Fascist ideology it really is. Surprise : The left also did not understand the true evil of  Hitler’s  National Socialism and therefore was completely ineffective in combating it.

 

The left is blinded by it’s own ideology and therefore cannot see the forest for the trees. It cannot  see what the real problems are and therefore cannot solve them.  Of course they cannot come from the neo-liberal right either , who believe that everything will be all right as long as they only look out for themselves and their cronies at the expense of the population.. The ineffectiveness of both sides ultimately gives birth to ugly hateful  Neo-nazi type movements..One can only hope that some people with half a brain have learned the lessons of history , but I’m not betting on it.

 

What the Left Does Not Understand About Islam | FrontPage Magazine.

Petro Poroshenko “Willy Wonka” New Ukraine president

Petro Prorshenko; Ukraine's Chocolate and sweets Billionaire is elected president of Ukraine.

“But that is how things work in eastern Europe”  Petro Poroshenko; Ukraine’s Chocolate and sweets Billionaire is elected president of Ukraine.

We might think it strange to vote a chocolate factory billionaire as president of the country, we voted for a man with red Speedo’s  (aka underpants) to run our nation.

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Even in the east where he was least popular, at least 1 in 3 people voted for him. With such a large primary vote a run off was not required.

So now there is talk of corruption, How Poroshenko got his billions, his connection to Euromaidan via his TV channels etc.

Curiously much of his wealth come from Russians enjoying the old Soviet era chocolates and sweets that his factories produce. Could the tensions over Ukraine and Crimea be solved by the taste buds of Russians?

Stranger things have happened.

So what does he actually look like?

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Liberal party stench of corruption intensifies

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I wish we could all ‘do the heavy lifting’ like Tony Abbott and his family are.

 

Dad bringing home 500,000 per year with a guaranteed superannuation of 200,000 per year plus perks, Daughter getting a full scholarship to university, Mum used to work for the Rothschild’s (masters of of the financial universe) bank. Gee they are doing it tough! Well they would be doing it tough if the average wage was 2 million per year, but its not. This greedy pig has his snout in every trough and is as corrupt as they come. He has the audacity to talk about doing things according to the constitution. Well Mr Abbott, the Australian constitution I have read clearly specifies the penalty for treason as being, death by hanging. What is does not specify is where the culprit is to be hanged from. Honestly, it’s looking more and more likely that Tony Abbott will be the first sitting Prime Minister of Australia to be hung for treason, and I suggest that if we can’t hang him by the scrotum we’ll hang him by his ankle…until dead.

 

 Old money is behind politics, as the puppet masters.

UK met office: No global warming for the last 15 years

Met office concludes there has been no global warming for the last 15 years

Met office concludes there has been no global warming for the last 15 years

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/news/recent-pause-in-warming

Of course the global warming people will call the Met  Office ‘a fringe anti-government cult’ or ‘paid off shill’.

The last time global warming was a plausible theory was when Bill Clinton was in office.

Global warming and climate change celebrates 15 years of cognitive dissonance.

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