Starting the Week with the Monday Round-Up

Well, nothing really here that surprises me, I had long wondered about that. From

Yesterday human tea bags protested outside Sainsbury’s AGM over the supermarket’s decision to replace “Fairtrade tea”. […]

The truth is that just 23.3% of the £11,350,000 of revenue captured by the Fairtrade Foundation – mainly from supermarkets paying for their endorsement – actually goes to producers. More money, over 35%, is spent on “education and awareness”. Which means the Jolyons and Taras spend more money on themselves ‘campaigning’ than they give to the actual farmers who produce the products. It is a scandalous rip-off.

Sainsbury’s are withdrawing from the scheme because they intend to give more money to third-world producers than the Fairtrade Foundation currently gives them…

Can’t be taking bread out of rich westerner’s mouths and giving it to poor third world farmers now, can we? Why we might have to earn an honest living some day.

Illinois just decided to continue committing suicide, by raising taxes still another $5 billion dollars on their vanishing productive class. Why vanishing? Because they are moving increasingly quickly to Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Iowa, and Wisconsin. It’s a feature of the Federal system. Usually, we call it voting with our feet. From Conservative Intel.

Meanwhile, the Chicago Police continue to be persecuted (and their pension money stolen by Chicago politicians, so the continue to ‘Stay fetal’. As would any sane man or woman.

Bill Gates did something remarkable the other day, he showed a bit of common sense. From The Resurgent.

In a starling repudiation of the New World Order, Microsoft founder and renowned philanthropist Bill Gates told a German newspaper that the European Union’s rather permissive policies toward migrants might have a significant downside:

“On the one hand you want to demonstrate generosity and take in refugees, but the more generous you are, the more word gets around about this, which in turn motivates more people to leave Africa.

“[Germany cannot] take in the huge, massive number of people who are wanting to make their way to Europe.”

He said instead the EU must make it “more difficult for Africans to reach the continent via the current transit routes” while also relieving “enormous pressure” by sending foreign aid.

Progress, of a sort.

Catholic Culture tells us The Netherlands is murdering its own people.

New statistics on the use of physician-assisted suicide in the Netherlands show that hundreds of patients were given lethal drugs without a request from the patients.

The figures for 2015—the most recent statistics available—show 431 cases in which the patient’s life was ended without an explicit request.

Shocking, but not surprising.

We are reminded that Freedom of the Seas is one of the paramount objectives of the United States Navy, as it was of the Royal Navy before it. That mission continues.

“China resolutely opposes individual countries using the banner of freedom of navigation and overflight to flaunt military force and harm China’s sovereignty and security,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Friday.

The statement came after the US Air Force confirmed earlier on Friday that two B-1B Lancer bombers from Guam had flown over the disputed waterway.

Prior to the flyover, the Lancers conducted exercises with Japan in the East China Sea, representing the first time the two forces had conducted joint night-time drills.

Virtually all of the South China Sea is claimed by Beijing, despite conflicting claims from Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Taiwan.

The US has been exercising freedom of navigation over the sea in recent weeks, with two Lancers from Guam flying over the waterway last month. A US warship also carried out a maneuvering drill within a short range – reportedly just 12 nautical miles – of one of China’s artificial South China Sea islands in late May.

Just a reminder, this has been going on for years, and a goodly part of why China can not be trusted.


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6 Responses to Starting the Week with the Monday Round-Up

  1. the unit says:

    Well something really surprised me starting the week. It was said in a very patriotic and conservative blog by a guest writer that the U.S. atom bombing Japan was unjustified. Of course I know there have been and still are those who think we should not have done it. But it did surprise me.

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    • NEO says:

      There are those that honestly do believe that, and do so with honor. I disagree, which will not surprise you. The argument usually goes that the Japanese were already beaten, and so we were punching a knocked out fighter. Well, we were, the problem is that the Japanese, like an attacker on way too much PCB, didn’t know he was beaten. It’s much the same argument that you never have to shoot someone more than 2, or 6, or 10, or whatever, times. In theory, it is correct, in the real world, well, it’s the real world.

      And the alternative that Truman was looking at was this, continue to starve the people while we burned down their cities with conventional raids, until the fall when Coronet was scheduled. Best estimate for ONLY American casualties from Coronet was 1 Million, dead or wounded. That’s Honshu, then to continue, meanwhile, now that nobody cared the Russians had declared war and would want a piece of Japan. Truman was nobody’s fool.

      There are also those who believe the strike on Hiroshima was fine, but not the strike on Nagasaki. I say you keep going until the opponent says, “I quit.”

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      • the unit says:

        I have toremember Susan said…”The perception of the historical past is always changing. Each new generation looks at history with fresh eyes, and fresh ideas, too.” Perceptions are like opinions, we all have one. 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          Yessir, we do. And my friend Suzi has often said, “The past is a foreign country, they do things differently there.” Wonder what she’d say about it, by our standards, she’s a lefty, herself.

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        • the unit says:

          I like it. Think I’ll take hold of that perception.

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        • NEO says:

          Good plan. 🙂

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