Author Archives: Rob Godfrey

Feudalism and the Fed

In my last post I was banging on about the demise of the petrodollar, and in particular how the USA will react to the resulting loss of its world hegemony. At last week’s Westminster PMQs, Jeremy Corbyn made a passing … Continue reading

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Historic Proportions and Petrodollars

Gross domestic product (GDP) is a monetary measure of the value of all final goods and services produced within a state in a given year. Here’s the top 10 countries in terms of GDP, with the European Union shown first, … Continue reading

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Psychopaths

I am sure I’m not the only one who has had enough of total propaganda bullshit like this… Teenager Sevdet Besim allegedly planned to target police with explosive kangaroo Last October I completely lost my appetite, because yet again the … Continue reading

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Everybody Must Get Stoned

I deal with some very heavy duty stuff on this blog, the darkest side of human nature, and dealing with such stuff can tend to make you anxious and depressed; but for some reason it doesn’t get me down too … Continue reading

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It’s not 2016, it’s 1984

Chunky Mark, aka ‘the artist taxi driver’, really hit the nail on the head today… What Chunky Mark is talking about relates to a secret tax evasion deal done with Google. http://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/didnt-know-hmrc-google-secret-deals-george-osborne-tax-gap/ In the six years since Osborne became chancellor … Continue reading

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A Mystery Disease

I wonder how many readers have heard of the massive gas leak in a suburb of Los Angeles that’s been going on for the best part of three months now? As a result of this gas leak, thousands of people … Continue reading

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Pork Pies

Angus Robertson is the leader of the Scottish National Party in the House of Commons. During the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions, Robertson is allowed two stabs at trying to get a straight answer out of David Cameron. Robertson nearly always … Continue reading

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Music tributes to David Bowie

There’s been a lot of them in the 7 days since Mr Bowie kicked the bucket. I’ll highlight two of my favourites, starting with Choir! Choir! Choir! who are an organisation based in Toronto, Canada. On Saturday evening, Choir! Choir! … Continue reading

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Happy Happenstance

“Naturally the common people don’t want war. But after all, it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag people along whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship, … Continue reading

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David Bowie RIP

Last week the 8th of January was David Bowie’s 69th birthday, and on that day he released an album called ‘Black Star’. Two days later, on the 10th of January, Bowie died of cancer. He’d been diagnosed 18 months ago … Continue reading

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