Wednesday, November 30, 2016

THE UK's NEW 5 POUND NOTES ARE MADE WITH ANIMAL FAT!!!!

Obsession
Future of Finance
In September, the UK got new plastic banknotes, upending 300 years of history and challenging the primacy of paper money. The Bank of England began the switch to polymer banknotes because they are supposed to last longer and offer more security features. Collectors were delighted and spent thousands of pounds on the notes; other people have been frustrated, as the new money sometimes gets stuck in machines and shrinks in tumble dryers.
But there’s one thing the Bank of England failed to mention until now: The new banknotes contain animal fat.
The news emerged on Twitter, when the central bank tweeted a reply to questions about the money’s ingredients.
Tallow is to beef or mutton what lard is to pigs—rendered fat that is solid at room temperature. It’s frequently used in candles and soaps.
As you can imagine, vegans and vegetarians were unhappy to learn that the product is used in their money.
More than 20,000 people have signed a a petition demanding the removal of animal fats from the plastic banknotes. It reads:
The new £5 notes contain animal fat in the form of tallow. This is unacceptable to millions of vegans, vegetarians, Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and others in the U.K.
We demand that you cease to use animal products in the production of currency that we have to use.
Doug Maw, who started the petition, said he was “disgusted” and wouldn’t use the banknotes.
Unlike candles and soap, vegans can’t easily abstain from using cash, even in an increasingly cashless society. So far, the Bank of England has distributed 440 million of the plastic banknotes. By May, you won’t be able to use the old one. And by 2020, all of the country’s banknotes will be replaced with new polymer ones.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

STEIN FILES FOR RECOUNT, TRUMP GOES NUTS AGAIN AND TWEETS

Let's see, Jill Stein the Green Party Candidate with zero chance of winning, raised the necessary funds to finance the recount in  Wisconsin.

President Elect, Donald Trump goes nuts again.
He twitted, against his own interest claiming massive voter fraud of over 2 million votes.
Donald you won!  Don't you think you are arguing against your  own position?
This is a counter argument to his own victory.
Moving forward his tweets will be an everyday tool used for misdirection.
Hopefully the media in their zeal for ratings and follow the hares let out by his tweets.

Monday, November 28, 2016

MARADONA CRIES FOR FIDEL CASTRO

Imbecile Maradona cries over the loss of his "father" Fidel Castro.  What a crock of crap.  Hiding under the canopy of equality, both wealthy oligarchs joined their voices in support of the common working man.  The common working man was once again fodder for these unscrupulous demagogues who used words and not actions to defend their image.

Maradona was and is a poor tool, too ignorant and too egocentric realize he was being used.  Fidel Castro was Machiavellian and handled Maradona with ease.  The fool became the tool.


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

DINNER AT THE JOCKEY CLUB

I love the common man theme.  Trump wearing a baseball hat, was a brilliantly executed campaign prop to take the gild off him.  Sublime message that stated that he is another "working man".  He is not.  Trump did not wear his cap to dinner at The Jockey Club where the powerful and elite rub elbows.
Oprah Winfrey said it best when commenting about Hilary Clinton's negative numbers. "She is not coming over your house to have dinner-you don't have to like her".  
Neither is Trump going to have dinner with middle America.

Monday, November 14, 2016

GUNS OR BUTTER?

The irony of Trump's argument regarding the trillions of dollars wasted in Iraq and Afghanistan would have been better spent at home is inescapable.  The conflict between the defense industrial apparatus and the infrastructure proponents has been a life long struggle.
It will be interesting to see which side blinks first.

Republicans by nature have been pro-defense, pro-Pentagon, pro-inflating the military budget.  Trump  will be under enormous pressure to maintain feeding the expenditures in the defense-industrial complex while having to deliver on bringing jobs back.

Even though the House and Senate are held by Republicans, they will not rubber stamp Trump's legislative agenda.   It is the legislator's main job, to please their big donors in order to keep the donations flowing.

Trump: YOU OWN IT NOW!

Friday, November 11, 2016

YOU OWN IT NOW TRUMP!

He has the House and the Senate.  He also has Palin, Giuliani, Carson and Gingrich.
What will his Cabinet look like?
Will they rely on Divine intervention?
Pence told us God is Republican or was it Wakabee?
Where will the common sense come from?
Trump tweeted that the protestors were "unfair"; he's still getting his ruffles feathered.

When will the last brick be laid on the wall?
Will Melania Trump be the first lady that walks into a room with The Trammps'  Disco Inferno playing in the background?