Off for a week to Malta, where I promise to sightsee as little as possible.


Sun, food, drink, a rented boat, perhaps a waterbike rental…


We’ll be here.


Cheaper, including flights, than any coastal resort in Spain – where the local tourism industry is milking the troubles in Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey and Greece to the hilt.

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RIP ‘Cagancho’

I’m no bullfight lover, but I have a soft-spot for the rejoneo, bullfighting on horseback.


The horses/riders are incredible (which is fitting, since US “cowboys” are almost entirely based on Spanish traditions, down to the “rodeo”.


Cagancho was considered the best rejoneo horse in modern history. Set aside the bloodshed and concentrate on the horsemanship, and enjoy.  Cagancho passed away today after a few years of retirement.


As you’ll notice, the riding is with the legs and spurs – and the horse wears no blinders.

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Labour is having a Sanders moment

And it is quite similar to the Dem’s.


Some bits:


“Only a disruptive political movement, that can ignite, mesmerise and mobilise, that can raise an army of volunteers – as the SNP did in Scotland – could smash the political concrete.

To imagine that Labour could overcome such odds by becoming bland, blurred and craven is to succumb to thinking that is simultaneously magical and despairing. Such dreamers argue that Labour has to recapture the middle ground. But there is no such place; no fixed political geography. The middle ground is a magic mountain that retreats as you approach. The more you chase it from the left, the further to the right it moves.”


“What is attractive about a party prepared to abandon its core values for the prospect of electoral gain? What is inspiring about a party that grovels, offering itself as a political doormat for any powerful interest or passing fad to wipe its feet on?”


“Across three decades New Labour strategists have overlooked a crucial reality: politicians reinforce the values they espouse. The harder you try to win by adopting your opponents’ values, the more you legitimise and promote them, making your task – and that of your successors – more difficult.”


“Rebuilding a political movement means espousing what is desirable, then finding ways to make it feasible. The hopeless realists propose the opposite. They assemble a threadbare list of policies they consider feasible, then seek to persuade us that this package is desirable. If they retain core values, they’ve become so muddled by tacking and triangulation as to be almost indecipherable.”

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Bernie Sanders: Simple review

Can’t vote for Clinton. Can’t vote for Sanders.

No vote for Clinton for very obvious reasons.

Sanders: The U of Chicago education in political science. Opps! Can’t vote for that.


Look at the similarities:

Leo Strauss


Leo Strauss (/strs/;[1] German: [ʃtraʊs]; September 20, 1899 – October 18, 1973) was a German-American political philosopher and classicist who specialized in classical political philosophy. He was born in Germany to Jewish parents and later emigrated from Germany to the United States. He spent most of his career as a professor of political science at the University of Chicago, where he taught several generations of students and published fifteen books.[2]”””

Of course we all know that donnie rummy loved his thinking, as well as Richard Perle and Doug Feith, and so many other neo-cons, some of which were duel citizens of Isreal/USA.


You can be assured that Sanders was exposed to Leo Strauss and his thinking:

Bernie Sanders: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Sanders

“His father was a Jewish immigrant from Poland whose family was killed in the Holocaust,[15][23][25] while his mother was born to Jewish parents in New York City.[26][27]“”

“While attending the University of Chicago, he was…,”

” spent several months on an Israeli kibbutz. ”

“In 1964, Sanders graduated from the University of Chicago with a bachelor of arts degree in political science,…”


Not interested in someone who is interested in Israel. This is not anti-semetic. I just don’t want to elect someone who is interested in Israel more than they are this country. Look where it got us last time, … an illegal and unjustified war that no one really wanted but those who stood to profit from it, including Israel.


I am FOR a nuclear Iran, BTW. I am anti-Israel, the state.

If we elect Sanders, won’t we get yet another spy-copath like the neo-cons, Obama (U. Of Chicago)?

(misspell unintentional at first, but Obama fits the spy-copath if you really think about it? Heck, you don’t really have to to really think about it. It is as plain as day, with strongly obvious motifs from his campaign forward.)


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Massive Explosion In Tianjin,China. (New angle from a high-rise balcony)

Tianjin chemical warehouse explosions are now known to have killed at least 50 people, injure hundreds. 17 firefighters lost their lives, 36 of their colleagues are still missing.

Damn. At one point the video is almost completely white, and you almost feel the “thump”.

Remember this the next time some rich Republican asshole “representative” wants to do their even richer master’s bidding and do away with OSHA.

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What is this?

Anyone understand?


“Administration officials said the Pentagon has never formally opposed the transfers, an act of outright resistance to a high-profile presidential commitment that risks reprisal. The transfers have the backing of the US Justice Department, the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.”


Has there been a coup or has the MIC’s control since 1947 just become more obvious?


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