Sixth Annual Noble Prize In Jurisprudence (October 18, 2021) 

Posted in Law, Noble Prize in Jurisprudence on October 18, 2021 by e-commentary.org

K          “A prize dedicated to acknowledging and celebrating the work of someone who or some organization that really knows something about jurisprudence and the impact of courts, judges, lawyers and police on the lives and livelihood of ordinary citizens.  Someone who lives the conviction that men and women should establish and respect some norms and standards that are promulgated clearly to all and enforced equally in favor of and against all.”

J          “Someone who advances the Rule of Law and stuff like that.  I like it.”

K          “The recipient of the sixth annual Noble Prize In Jurisprudence . . . is the unsung and uncelebrated solo practitioner laboring often at little to no compensation for ordinary Americans who do not appreciate or acknowledge the sacrifice and contribution in a legal system that vacillates between corruption and ineptitude.”

J          “Will they split the award in thirds?”

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[See the e-commentary at “Fifth Annual Noble Prize In Jurisprudence (October 19, 2020)”, “Fourth Annual Noble Prize In Jurisprudence (October 21, 2019)”, “Third Annual Noble Prize In Jurisprudence (October 15, 2018)”, “Second Annual Noble Prize In Jurisprudence (October 16, 2017)”, “First Annual Noble Prize In Jurisprudence (October 17, 2016)“ and “Award Deadlines (Livelines?) (July 25, 2016)”.]

Bumper sticker of the week:

Give civil rights and civil liberties a chance

Sixth Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (October 11, 2021)

Posted in Economics, Nobel Prize, Noble Prize in Eco-nomics on October 11, 2021 by e-commentary.org

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K          “An award acknowledging and celebrating the work of someone on the planet who really knows something about eco-nomics.  Eco-nomics is about making and sharing; e-con-omics is about taking and stealing.”

J          “The Noble Prize in Eco-nomics is a delightful and playful replacement for the discredited and misnamed ‘Nobel’ Prize in Voodoo E-con-omics.  You get what you reward.  You need to reward what you want to get.  Who gets it this year?”

K          “The recipient of the sixth annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics is . . . John Williams who has produced Shadowstats for years.  His site observes: “‘John Williams’ Shadow Government Statistics’ is an electronic newsletter service that exposes and analyzes flaws in current U.S. government economic data and reporting, as well as in certain private-sector numbers, and provides an assessment of underlying economic and financial conditions, net of financial-market and political hype.”  He has contributed immensely and with little credit providing accurate statistics using the government’s original formulas.”

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[See “Economists are more like storytellers than scientists – don’t let the Nobel for ‘economic sciences’ fool you” in “The Conversation” by Carolin Benack dated October 10, 2020.]

[See the e-commentary at “Fifth Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (October 12, 2020)“, “Fourth Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (October 14, 2019)”, “Third Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (October 8, 2018)”, “Second Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (October 9, 2017)”, “First Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (October 10, 2016)”, “Announcing The First Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (May 2, 2016)”, “Award Deadlines (Livelines?) (July 25, 2016)”, “From e-con-omics to eco-nomics? (August 1, 2011)” and “Skip the Nobel in Economics (October 6, 2009)”.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Boycott banks; support credit unions

Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day

First Monday (October 4, 2021)

Posted in Abortion, Civil Rights/Civil Liberties, Covid / Coronavirus, Guns, Supreme Court, Vaccine on October 4, 2021 by e-commentary.org

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K          “They may legislate away Roe v. Wade.”

J          “That’s what judicial legislatures do today.”

. . .

K          “They have now twice avoided opining on vaccine mandates.  One of the pivotal and timely issues of our time obligates the Court to issue a timely opinion.”

J          “They are mandating those in attendance today to wear a mask.”

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K          “And they are gunning to say something on guns.”

J          “They need to allow the right folks to have access to guns and to prevent the wrong fiends from gaining access. ”

. . .

K          “They have narrowed our civil rights here and our civil liberties there.”

J          “They have narrowed our civil liberties here and our civil rights there.”

K          “And we do not see it.”

. . .

K          “They do not seem to realize that their ‘Shadow Docket’ is the new ‘Star Chamber’ of our time.  Now almost everything is done behind the curtain.”

J          “They don’t need to be concerned about public opinion.  They don’t mind to be because they are above the law.”

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[See the e-commentary under the Categories “First Monday In October” and the “Supreme Court”.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Equal Justice Under . . . forget it

The First Anniversary Of The Great Barrington Declaration:  [Really] Focused Protection [With Prophylactic Treatments]

Ailing, Failing, Wailing And Bailing (September 27, 2021)

Posted in Bail In, Bailout/Bribe, Cryptocurrency, Federal Reserve, Inflation on September 27, 2021 by e-commentary.org

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K          “The financial and economic system is insolvent not just illiquid.  That will not endure.”

J          “They can and will continue to print their way down Primrose Lane and kick the debt can down the highway.  If any entity is ailing or failing, it can always start wailing and the Federal Reserve will start bailing.”

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J          “We will know that Bitcoin has arrived when the government bails out the holders of Bitcoin.”

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K          “These things happen in October.”

J          “Not going to happen.  Perhaps next October.”

K          “You’re probably right.  Let’s compare notes.  On Halloween.  This year.”

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[See the e-commentary at “Is Inflation Inflating!?!? (April 26, 2021)”, “Covid-19 PanICdemic/Plague:  Basically, Back To Basics:  Finding Food; Printing Rutabagas.  Happy Earth Day! (April 20, 2020)”, “Covid-19: BAU v. BAU (February 24, 2020)”, “Twenty Sixteen (January 4, 2016)” and “They Can Print Money (November 2, 2015)”.]

Bumper sticker of the week:

A system that cannot go on forever will not go on forever

Oh, And Happy Peace Day! (September 20, 2021)

Posted in Uncategorized on September 20, 2021 by e-commentary.org

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J          “Constitution Day last Friday.”

K          “A full moon today.”

J          “International Day of Peace tomorrow.”

K          “And the Autumnal Equinox on Wednesday.”

J          “Never a dull day around here.”

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Bumper stickers of the week:

September 17 – Constitution Day

September 20 – Full Moon

September 21 – International Day of Peace

September 22 – Autumnal Equinox

The Distal And Frontal Assault On Strombocal / !^e#$e@+!n (September 13, 2021)

Posted in Covid / Coronavirus, Medicine, Vaccine on September 13, 2021 by e-commentary.org

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K          “Human medicine.”

J          “Horse medicine.”

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J          “Mr. Ed?”

K          “Senor Edward, please.”

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J          “Elsie?”

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[See Michael Capuzzo on Matt Walsh:  https://rescue.substack.com/p/believe-it-a-top-old-school-journalist, Matt Walsh:  https://www.yourobserver.com/article/the-battle-for-ivermectin, Michael Capuzzo:  https://rescue.substack.com/p/the-drug-that-cracked-covid-part, Mary Beth Pfeifer:  https://trialsitenews.com/get-sicker-anatomy-of-a-failed-policy/ and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8383101/.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

You are not a horse.  You are not a cow.  Seriously, y’all.  Stop it.

You are a human.  Seriously, y’all. Start it.

Korematsu Two; And The ACLU Endorses It! (September 6, 2021)

Posted in Covid / Coronavirus, First Amendment, Vaccine on September 6, 2021 by e-commentary.org

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K          “We never see it at the time.  Few see it now.”

J          “Few see what?”

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K          “When the ACLU goes mad, you know that we have all gone mad.”

J          “It is the Age.  The Age of Madness.  We are obligated to go mad.  Mad is obligatory.”

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K          “Otherwise level headed people have lost their sense of judgment and perspective and are demanding that those who refuse to take the ‘vaccine’ be rounded up and jabbed.  The same folks also support the systematic and systemic censorship of information that challenges the Narrative about Covid-19(84).  And few see it.”

J          “I see it.  I still see the need for vaccines yet not for forced vaccines.”

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[See “Censored Again by YouTube!” in “Peak Prosperity” dated August 28, 2021 by Chris Martenson who was the recipient of the “Fifth Annual “Cameo In Courage” Award For 2020 (July 6, 2020)” and “NPR trashes Free Speech. A Brief Response” in “TK News” dated August 31, 2021 by Matt Taibbi.]

[See the e-commentary at “Fourth Annual Noble Prize In Jurisprudence (October 21, 2019)” and “[Don’t] Support Public Media? (June 10, 2019)” and a year earlier at “National People’s Radio?; National Public Radio?; National Petroleum Radio?; National Propaganda Radio? (June 11, 2018)”.]

Bumper stickers of the week:       

According to the ACLU:

Far from compromising civil liberties, vaccine mandates actually further civil liberties.  They protect the most vulnerable among us, including people with disabilities and fragile immune systems, children too young to be vaccinated and communities of color hit hard by the disease.

Vaccine requirements also safeguard those whose work involves regular exposure to the public, like teachers, doctors and nurses, bus drivers and grocery store employees. And by inoculating people from the disease’s worst effects, the vaccines offer the promise of restoring to all of us our most basic liberties, eventually allowing us to return safely to life as we knew it, in schools and at houses of worship and political meetings, not to mention at restaurants, bars, and gatherings with family and friends.

Golden Anniversaries Abound: The [Lewis] Powell Memorandum And Attack On America (August 30, 2021)

Posted in Immanentizing The Eschaton, Supreme Court on August 30, 2021 by e-commentary.org

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K          “Okay, so it was fifty years and a week ago.  A lot of stuff happened in 1971.”  

J          “Do even nine folks remember his screed and frontal assault on democracy?”

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K          “Appointments to the Supreme Court have always had an element of partisan politics.  Lewis Powell was a lobbyist for corporatist interests who became one of the first appointments who then served as a lobbyist for corporatist interests while on the bench.” 

J          “The courts from the Supremes on down are falling down and failing we the people.”

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[See “50th Anniversary of Powell Memorandum: Neoliberalism Has Wrecked Its Hosts” in “Naked Capitalism” dated August 23, 2021 and “Greenpeace Analyzes the Lewis Powell Memo: Corporate Blueprint to Dominate Democracy” in “Greenpeace.org” dated September 21, 2011 by Charlie Cray.]

[See the e-commentary under the category “Immanentizing The Eschaton” and “The “I” Gene; The “We” Gene: Searching For The Genie In All Of Us (April 3, 2017)”.]  

Bumper stickers of the week:

Don’t let them immanentize the eschaton.

Let them immanentize the eschaton. 

Afghanistan: Free Friendlies; Impeach Biden (August 23, 2021)

Posted in Afghanistan, Bideni, War on August 23, 2021 by e-commentary.org

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J          “They should have done it ten years ago.  They should not have done it twenty years ago.”

K          “Whatever it is they do and whenever they do it, they do it incompetently and ineptly.  Every time.  Without fail, they fail.  It just never changes. The image of the helicopter on the roof of the Saigon Embassy is branded on my conscious and my conscience.”

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K          “Biden said ‘the buck stops here’ and then said the ‘buck stops over there’ with others.  He says that we expected a waltz not a blitzkrieg into Kabul and thus we did not prepare.  But it is not our fault, he says.”

J          “Divert their attention.  Avert their eyes.  Subvert their trust.”

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K          “Vets are seeking counseling and comfort for their very real loss, guilt, shame, despair, defeat, failure, retreat, betrayal and surrender.”

J          “Those in the two War Departments – the Department of State and Department of Offense – are too busy planning the next failed invasion to deal with this failed invasion.”

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J          “Every grammar school child knows there are three steps to a purposeful departure.  Evacuate the non-military personal and local supporters.  Evacuate the military equipment.  Evacuate the military personnel.  They stumbled to step three and now want to send in the Marines and charge back to step one.  Too late.” 

K          “The failure to remove the civilian personal and local supporters is beyond grossly incompetent.  The failure to remove the military equipment is treasonous.  If an American citizen had transferred the plans to the design of a cup holder in an American tank to the Taliban, he or she would spend a lifetime in Florence, Colorado at government expense.  The American Kleptocracy transferred the plans in actual working models to almost every military vehicle and aircraft to the Taliban and ultimately to the Chinese without consideration or consequence.”

J          “From the President on down, they should be retired.  When they retire, the Kleptocrats will be rewarded with a sinecure with Northrup or Boeing or General Dynamics.”

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[The e-commentary at “Afghanistan:  The Usual Lies And Liars.  Oh, And Happy I.F. Stone’s Birthday! (December 16, 2019)” says it all and more.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

There are no experts; there is no elite.

Impeach Biden . . . for high crimes and misdemeanors and gross incompetence

When you are in a hole, quit digging

“The Taliban is not the North Vietnamese Army, they’re not.  They’re not remotely comparable in terms of capability.  There’s going to be no circumstance for you to see people being lifted off the roof of an embassy of the United States from Afghanistan.”  Joe Biden, July 8, 2021

To American Citizens,

Thank you for registering your request to be evacuated from Afghanistan.  The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan has confirmed that an undefined number of U.S. government-provided flights will begin soon.  Please make your way to Hamid Karzai International Airport at this time.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT CANNOT GUARANTEE YOUR SECURITY AS YOU MAKE THIS TRIP.

See also a more recent statement:  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/AfghanistanEvacuation.html

Paying the freight:

U.S. lawful permanent residents may submit a repatriation assistance request, and their request will be considered depending on availability.

2.       Flight Costs: Repatriation flights are not free, and passengers will be required to sign a promissory loan agreement and may not be eligible to renew their U.S. passports until the loan is repaid.  The cost may be $2,000USD or more per person.

3.       Travel Documents: All passengers should have valid travel documents required for entry into the United States (e.g. U.S. passports or visas)

Assigned seats?  A bag limit?  Free peanuts?

Happy Birthday U.S. PetroDollar: The Golden Anniversary Of Shedding Gold (August 16, 2021)

Posted in Banks and Banking System, Gold, Gold Standard, Money, Silver, Silver Standard on August 16, 2021 by e-commentary.org

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K          “Fifty years ago yesterday, our friend Tricky Dick decided the country could no longer afford to back the greenback with Au and instead developed a plan to backstop it with Fe and Pb.”

J          “Precious metals all three.”

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K          “Nixon had no choice.  Fiscal and monetary irresponsibility got the country into a mess.  The solution precipitated even more grossly irresponsible fiscal and monetary policy.

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J          “Oil is the oxygen for the economy.”

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K          “The idea is among the craftiest in the history of humankind.  Inform another country that your country will provide protection if it sells black oxygen in a new magical unit called the PetroDollar.  If you don’t agree, we will kill you.  If others do not agree, we will kill them.”

J          “They were not demanding protection money, they were demanding that everyone use their money to obtain protection.  No one has been able to refuse the offer to date.  To date.  Anyone who tried was killed.  The ultimate international carrot and stick.”

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K          “No other commodity or idea or thing has been as universally accepted if not cherished across time and space as precious metals particularly gold.  Try to find a country or culture or collective that has not given precious metals at least a serious look-see.”

J          “A precious metals standard is still problematic.”

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[See “WTF Happened In 1971?” for some thought provoking ideas on what happened in and after 1971.]

[See the e-commentary at “One World Currency? (January 8, 2018)”, ““Bitcoin”, “Ethereum” . . . “Blockchain Technology” Say What? (July 3, 2017)”, “The Mandibles, FRNs, SDRs, IMF, G20, WTD! (September 5, 2016)”, “World’s Reserve Currency War I = Cold War 2.0 = WW III (?) (September 8, 2014)” and “The Legacy Of “Easy Al” And Easy Money (October 15, 2007)”.]

Bumper sticker of the week:

No Baby On Board Feel Free To Ram Me