Washington’s two favorite village idiots, together at last: acting prime minister of the Ukrainian fascist junta Arseniy Yatsenyuk and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Kiev, April 22, 2014.
From CNN’s report:
"No nation has the right to simply grab land from another nation," Biden said.
[Apparently the Obama team has learned nothing from the reaction to John Kerry’s laughably ironic statement in March that “You just don’t invade another country on phony pretext in order to assert your interests.”]
As well as voicing solidarity with Kiev, Biden promised financial support, assistance in reducing Ukraine’s dependence on Russian energy sources and nonlethal aid for security forces.
"You will not walk this road alone. We will walk it with you," Biden told Yatsenyuk.
As he spoke, the White House announced a $50 million package of assistance to help Ukraine pursue political and economic reform and strengthen its partnership with the United States.
Biden said he also expects an International Monetary Fund package for Ukraine to be finalized imminently.
Alicia and I struggled pay back USD40th in student loans, yo. Why the FUCK did we bother? IF YOU HAVE STUDENT LOANS ENROL IN OBAMA’S DEBT FORGIVENESS PROGRAM NOW NOW NOW. DO NOT PAY ONE DAMNED NICKEL. PLEASE HELP BRING THE ENTIRE SYSTEM DOWN DOWN DOWN.
The disintegration of Ukraine would be best understood by Americans as a mirror of ourselves and our sclerotic republic, poised to sink into poverty and disorder. Everything we do and say rings hollow now. What used to be called The Establishment has run out of ways to even pretend to save itself. We have no idea what’s next, but it’s not going to be more of what’s been.
Yea, verily, and amen, yo. The trade and capital flows that funded the process of globalization reversed themselves in 2009. We are in steep decline despite the yelps and bleats of propagandists for the state or its banks or its rigged markets who plot fake data into bogus charts to support their claims of “recovery.”
Piketty’s terror at rising inequality is an important data point for the reader. It has perhaps influenced his judgment and his tendentious reading of his own evidence. It could also explain why the book has been greeted with such erotic intensity: It meets the need for a work of deep research and scholarly respectability which affirms that inequality, as Cassidy remarked, is “a defining issue of our era.”
Maybe. But nobody should think it’s the only issue. For Piketty, it is. Aside from its other flaws, “Capital in the 21st Century” invites readers to believe not just that inequality is important but that nothing else matters.
Statists have found their prophet-theorist in French economist Thomas Piketty, yo. One whose use of data as propaganda supports key premises of the progressive imagination, and provides the rational basis for confiscatory tax regimes based on class.