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What you want to say – 9 October 2019 October 9, 2019

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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As always, following on Dr. X’s suggestion, it’s all yours, “announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose”, feel free.

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1. kestrel - October 9, 2019

eugenics housing may be formulated at waterford council, to increase the (local)? population.
the policy is; to move targeted people out of council housing, enlarge then the council house so that a more expansive lifestyle may be lived by the selected couples, and Contracts drawn up to the production of four children;
rent c.E35 p.w., and so, no debt.

The targeted people will then service the debt of the local F.F. and F.G.’s, two/three house owning, Investors.

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gypsybhoy69 - October 18, 2019

Do you have a link to what you mean by this?
I’m interested but lost by what you mean.

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2. EWI - October 9, 2019

The end times surely cometh:

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/economy/oecd-takes-aim-at-tech-giants-with-plan-to-shake-up-global-tax-1.4045073

Just in time for Johnny to get a new portfolio of unneeded property rolled up into NAMA II.

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3. Paul Culloty - October 9, 2019

Poland continues to be the “anti-Portugal” – one gets the sense that, much like Ireland before the Nineties , that the more liberal Poles are most likely to be living abroad:

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WorldbyStorm - October 9, 2019

I think you’re right, the comparison with Ireland is very apt. Indeed this is how I worry Irish politics might go in future if there was a consolidation to the right of centre. And of course this state I’m in has never had a left led government.

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4. CL - October 10, 2019

“Neoliberalism, which seeks to subordinate the state to the market while also using the state apparatus to enforce market relations, is systematically dissolving all bases of community relations, transforming them into mere commodity relations….
Trump’s chief worth to the ruling class lies in the fact that, due to the political leverage that he has derived from the mobilization of the radical right, he is able to deliver value added to the wealthy, while eliminating obstacles to the market’s sway over all aspects of society….
we are facing today the prospect of what David Harvey has referred to as a neoliberal-neofascist alliance…

All the struggles against imperialism, racial capitalism, global patriarchy, and ecocide, and for LGBTQ rights, indigenous rights, ecosocialism, and equality of condition, are really struggles against the logic of capitalist valorization.
The struggle to coalesce these anticapitalist world movements under the pressure of historical circumstances in a fully mobilized, thoroughgoing socialism for the twenty-first century—one that recognizes that not only capital, but also its Leviathan state, must be dismantled—will determine whether capitalism will itself be eclipsed….

we need to see the rise of a global environmental proletariat, of which there are already signs, capable of addressing the material devastation of both economies and the environment.
it is a matter of “revolution or death.”
https://monthlyreview.org/2019/10/01/the-rise-of-the-right/

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5. Paddy Healy - October 11, 2019

RTE:Budget 2020 to hit poorer households harder – Economic and Social Research Institute https://wp.me/pKzXa-n4
“This week’s Budget had a bigger impact on the incomes of poorer households, according to research from the ESRI.
The ESRI has calculated that the Budget will reduce the incomes of the poorest households by 3% but leave the highest earning households worse off by just 1%
This is because wages and prices are going up and so if people earn more, they will pay more in tax. Those on welfare will be left behind. .”
In the budget the Minister has not taken a ha’penny in tax from the obscene wealth of Irish Super Rich, numbering 5th highest per head in the World-Seamus Healy TD

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6. Paddy Healy - October 13, 2019

Sunday Business Post: Paschal Donohoe: Years of Budget Surpluses, created by further increases in Value Added Tax and Carbon Tax, Needed to Avoid Corporation Tax Shock https://wp.me/pKzXa-18R
Warning comes as OECD proposals risk loss of €1bn a year according to Donohoe
But A Department of Finance analysis has warned of a €6 billion drop in corporation tax revenues if they go back to their 2014 level.-Michael Brennan Oct 13, 2019
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has warned that the state will need to run several years of large budget surpluses to guard against a sudden collapse in corporation tax.

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7. Paddy Healy - October 14, 2019

EU will be ‘irrelevant’ without an army says new chief diplomat Josep Borrell-Daily Telegraph
He says EU must have muscle on a stage dominated by the US and China https://wp.me/pKzXa-Ut
The EU must have more troops and be prepared to use them across the globe. Josep Borrell, who is nominated to the European Union’s next chief diplomat, said that Europe could not allow itself to become “irrelevant” on a world stage dominated by the United States and China.
“We have the instruments to play ‘power politics,” he said at a Europe in hearing into his candidacy to head up the EU foreign affairs service. “The EU has to learn to use the language of power”.
“We should reinforce the EU’s international role and further our military capacity to act,” the 72 year old, Spanish socialist added. “We should pool our national sovereignties’ together to multiply the power of individual member states,” Mr Borrell said. “I am convinced that if we don’t act together Europe will become irrelevant”.
If his candidacy is backed by the European Parliament, Mr Borrell will become the EU’s chief diplomat on Nov 1, succeeding Federica Mogherini.

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8. ThalmannBrigadier - October 14, 2019

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/14/catalan-separatist-leaders-given-lengthy-prison-sentences

“The region’s former vice-president Oriol Junqueras was convicted of sedition and misuse of public funds by Spain’s supreme court, and sentenced to 13 years in prison. He was also banned from holding public office for 13 years.

The former Catalan foreign minister Raül Romeva was convicted of the same offence and sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment and handed a 12-year ban on holding office, as were the former regional government spokesman Jordi Turull and the former labour minister Dolors Bassa.

Carme Forcadell, the former speaker of the Catalan parliament, was sentenced to 11 and a half years in prison, while the former Catalan interior minister Joaquim Forn and former territorial minister Josep Rull got 10 and a half years each.”

Spain have essentially made martyrs of the Catalonian seperatists.

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Fergal - October 14, 2019

Maybe… maybe not… didn’t they bang the leadership of ETA’s political wing Herri Batasuna into jail for several years? …yet the Basque Country is still ruled by Madrid…let’s see how this plays out…

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Alibaba - October 14, 2019

I’m feel no obligation to support Catalan separatism, but I acknowledge the right of nations to secede from the Spanish state should they wish to do so in a democratic fashion. It is arguably the case the what was originally a minority in favour of independence has been transformed into a majority by the repressive response of the state. Contrary to expectation the lengthy prison sentences have gifted the separatists and yes, ‘made martyrs’. But all things considered, it’s good to see Catalonian people demonstrating against the many assaults on their democratic rights.

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WorldbyStorm - October 14, 2019

It’s interesting how little sympathy towards the separatists one will sometimes find. Certainly the processes this last ten years have been at times amazingly inept (particularly given the manner in which culturally Catalonian language and other aspects have in a sense begun to really succeed in pervading society. None of which is to take away from the astoundingly repressive approach from the Spanish state but some of what has been done by the independence movement has been weirdly naive almost.

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9. roddy - October 14, 2019

What have the supporters of the Spanish govt in this country to say about this repression?

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