Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Cain

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 5 ... 2036
16
Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: February 17, 2017, 01:04:53 am »
EIR....oh dear.  Not even going to read beyond that.

By the way, the fashionable way of saying crypto-Jew nowadays is Cultural Marxist.  I mean, I suspect a lot of people who use the term may not overtly realise that, but...yeah.  Also, perhaps ironically, a term coined by the owner of Executive Intelligence Review, aka Lyndon LaRouche. 

17
Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: February 16, 2017, 04:35:32 pm »
Incidentally, I called that Harwood would be the replacement National Security Advisor for Trump 24 hours before he announced it.

You want to know how?  Easy, I just looked at who had the least negative opinions towards Russia out of the three potential candidates.  And lo and behold, Harwood is that one (though to be fair, his thinking on this topic is less "Put1n is aWeSomE <33333" and more "we could use anti-ISIS operations as the starting point to better relations with Russia").  But in comparison to Kellog and Petraeus, that is a marked difference in opinion.

18
Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: February 16, 2017, 04:27:37 pm »
I think it might be Priebus.  If Bannon takes him down, then Trump will be listening to Bannon, Miller (who is a mini-Bannon) and Jared Kushner.  Unless Ivanka leaves Kushner for Justin Trudeau, there's no way to get rid of him, but it stacks the deck in Bannon's favour, and means the RNC will be more reliant on Bannon than ever.

Priebus is already being blamed by the far-right for the Flynn debacle (don't ask how that makes sense...probably something to do with J000000000s), so the scene is being set.

19
The Secrets Forum / Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« on: February 15, 2017, 04:00:34 pm »
Oh. I frequently tell them to fuck off in bureaucratese.  Besides, there's already a surplus of backstabbing in this place.

20
Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: February 15, 2017, 03:11:21 pm »
http://www.filmsforaction.org/articles/how-the-trump-regime-was-manufactured-by-a-war-inside-the-deep-state/

I don't buy the overall thesis, but if you want an overview of the people coalescing around Trump, this is a good guide.

21
The Secrets Forum / Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« on: February 15, 2017, 03:08:28 pm »
Probably not, unfortunately.  I mean, I'll wait until we discuss renumeration but this is a part-time gig.

22
Aneristic Illusions / Re: OFFICIAL POLITICAL CARTOONS/PIC FREAD.
« on: February 15, 2017, 03:06:25 pm »

23
The Secrets Forum / Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« on: February 15, 2017, 02:47:32 pm »
I recommend scotch and loathing.  Light on the scotch, heavy on the loathing.

In other news, currently talking with a law firm about a possible consultancy position.  Nothing is guaranteed yet, but they followed me on Twitter out of the blue, and responded quickly to my speculative inquiry.  It probably wouldn't be enough to get out of here, but it would bolster the CV and profile, which never hurts.  And money, of course.

Looks like I'm consulting.  Just got to negotiate renumeration, but so far the terms look good.

24
Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: February 15, 2017, 02:32:12 pm »
I'm assuming a short-term crisis (maybe 18 months), with Russia making hay while the sun shines.

But after this election, who knows?  It wouldn't take much to portray this as a deep state coup against an outsider President.  Throw in The Donald throwing a tantrum and refusing to, say, stand down...I'm not going to say it, because I don't like throwing the term around lightly, and talking about potential political violence can lead to actual political violence, but I'm sure you can see where I'm going with this.

I don't think it's as likely as the first option, but it's something to keep in mind. It's also worth keeping in mind that Russia has an economy roughly the size of Portugal and is fighting in Ukraine and Syria.  They likely cannot afford to make more trouble through overt means, not without risking economic collapse.  So in their position, sticking to needling NATO through subversive hacks and attempt to obtain resolution on those two conflicts would be my aim.  It would put me in a stronger position should there be negative fallout from the former (like the entire US establishment deciding Russia needs to be taught a lesson).

25
Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: February 15, 2017, 01:00:07 pm »
Donald "tiny-handed Nixon" Trump?

Seriously, this is bad for Trump.  In addition to today's reports that the Trump election team had persistent ongoing contacts with individuals considered Russian intelligence assets, allegedly picked up during routine intelligence gathering on those assets, the question now is "what did the President know, and when did he know it?"

There's also the question of "who was Flynn working on the behalf of when he went to meet with the Russian ambassador?"

Meanwhile, Russia is getting increasingly nervous about Trump's irrationality and their percieved ownership of his stumbling.  If I was a short-term thinker, like I suspect Putin is, and I was in Putin's position, I'd blow this whole thing up in a month or so.  Instigate a constitutional crisis, while US agencies are still decapitated and reeling from a loss of experienced staff.  Keep the executive branch so on the defensive and battling Senate investigations (you know McCain is gearing up for this already) that it has no cognitive bandwidth for anything else.  Double down on the FN in France and fighting in the Donbass while you can and if you have to, blame the whole thing on rogue operatives and use it to purge your own radical right enemies in Russia.

26
The Secrets Forum / Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« on: February 15, 2017, 12:23:36 pm »
Goddamn, sorry to see you go, ECH.  You know how to keep in touch with me.

27
Aneristic Illusions / Re: Picking Cain's Brains
« on: February 14, 2017, 09:22:24 pm »
And of course, aside from foreign governments, a large number of companies purchase UK bonds in particular.  The Bank of England also purchases them.  So companies would go bankrupt, in particular pension funds and other financial institutions.

28
Aneristic Illusions / Re: Picking Cain's Brains
« on: February 14, 2017, 09:05:31 pm »
In theory yes, a nation-state can refuse to pay its debts.

These debts are created via the Treasury bonds.  In effect, the governments in question would refuse to pay owners of those bonds what they are owed.  So, as a consequence, the percieved value of those bonds would drop through a floor in such a steep way it would make the devaluation of sterling in the aftermath of the Brexit vote seem like a mere blip in comparison.  The yield of those who continued to purchase bonds would rise as a consequence, making borrowing more expensive while providing less benefit.

(incidentally, Japanese purchasers of US bonds are getting nervous enough about Trump that they are not buying bonds at previous levels under Obama and Bush II).

Markets would plunge around the world, and interest rates would also likely spike.  It would almost certainly lead to a depression in the country that did it, as well as large purchasers of bonds, such as Japan and China.

As for the UK doing it...I don't see it being likely.  They're not going to honour any promises regarding the NHS - what are people going to do, vote Labour or UKIP?  Trump...who the fuck knows what he is doing or thinking at any given time.  He's so economically naive he had to ring Michael "fired for consorting with the Russian Ambassador" Flynn and ask him if a weak or strong dollar was better for the US economy.

29
The Secrets Forum / Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« on: February 14, 2017, 05:31:28 am »
Punching through wooden planks is the true aim of any martial arts.  Better habits is just a positive side effect.

30
The Secrets Forum / Re: CASE US-RL-1307B-001
« on: February 13, 2017, 08:54:13 pm »
Did you know that the "Cat's Eye" CIA blacksite in Thailand was potentially considered racist by CIA officers due to its name?  I think people that concerned about the codename of a top secret torture site possibly sounding a bit racist can't be as bad as everyone thinks.

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 5 ... 2036