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Now read this:

 

"Anthony Scaramucci told an interviewer that Chief of Staff Reince Priebus is “a fucking paranoid schizophrenic” who will be asked to resign, and that Scaramucci is not like Steve Bannon, the chief strategist, because “I’m not trying to suck my own cock”.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/27/anthony-scaramucci-white-house-reince-priebus-steve-bannon

 

LOOL.

 

We read that here in Europe and we think: What kind of madhouse has the US administration become ? Who elects such mental cases or juvenile psychopaths into such positions and lets them loose ?

 

Imagine what that means for the image of the US. I guess latest from now on Trump will really have a hard time being respected when he travels abroad. Statesmen of other countries will certainly think twice before inviting any of these freaks for official visits. 

 

Now, one can say that such a behavior is simply human. Might be, ok. But it doesn't belong into public, right ? I mean such a guy like this Scaramucci is probably a simple stupid kid who wants to please his master by adopting his manners and give it some extra spice ;-)

 

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

 

Scaramouche, can you dance the Fandango ? LOL

 

He's really got the name.

 

May the world be spared of more of this kind...

Comments

Michael B. Added Jul 28, 2017 - 8:22am
Uh-huh..."We read that here in Europe and we think:"
 
Oh really? And in Europe there aren't stupid and crazy politicians and political appointees? Are you truly "the voice of Europe"? Let me guess; the whole world would be a better place if only everyone behaved just like you, right? Every country would be better off if they were led by people like Putin, right? We would all be better off if we traded communist dictators and bureaucrats for oligarchs and mafia henchmen, right?
George N Romey Added Jul 28, 2017 - 8:28am
Just part of the ruling elite.  They play their little rich man games and we are here for their amusement.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 8:35am
Michael
 
We're no better here. But at least we don't see politics as a comedy show ;-)
 
I'm not taking any sides here. Don't push me into a debate about left or right or whatever. We're not counting who makes what wrong here.
 
I'm talking about the effect such behavior has on the rest of the world. If you want to be taken seriously, you should know the game. And such juvenile talk doesn't belong into the media.....
Michael B. Added Jul 28, 2017 - 8:49am
No, you are taking a side; you're pushing yourself into more than a debate, and you seem to be an authority on what's right and what's wrong. Do you think I give a rat's ass about the internal politics of Swiss-Cheese-Land? I probably should, as being the corruption and money-laundering capital of the world, what they do also probably affects me and countless others. No matter what country, it's all about money homie, you of all people should know that by now.
 
I remember not too long ago you were all butt-hurt about some American diplomat saying "Fuck the EU." Swiss-Cheese-Land isn't even IN the EU, so isn't that an entire nation saying "Fuck the EU" too? The Brits also think so. I'm not going into full-blown attack mode because you're entitled to your opinions, no matter how far up your ass you grab them out of and how much they stink. I look forward to meeting someone from Swiss-Cheese-Land someday; I'll give them what I call "The Canadian Treatment", lol.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 8:54am
Cool down. I'm not talking being Swiss, get that ? Man, you need some coolers, then. I explained what I mean by this article, and if that's not clear for you, and you have a desire to extend that stuff to a general attack and get personal, it's your problem, ok ?
 
Get back when you have taken your meds. Or drink a couple of beers.....
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 8:58am
George
 
For the moment it seems more they are amusing us and not vice-versa. But it's a tragic comedy somewhat...
Michael B. Added Jul 28, 2017 - 9:04am
Hmmm....I also keep forgetting that the U.S. is responsible for anything and everything bad that's happened in the world at least since the Black Plague. For the U.S. being such a dumb country full of dumb people, we sure the fuck have more influence on world affairs than we should, huh? By the way, I wonder, since you hate America and Americans so much, what are you doing here, and why do you spend so much time communicating with a bunch of stupid, senseless bellicose American morons? What does that say about you?
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 9:09am
Michael.....
 
Not everybody is like you here, pal. Got that ? And if you put your PEOPLE and your ADMINISTRATION into the same pot you clearly didn't get the message.
 
Over and out.
Michael B. Added Jul 28, 2017 - 9:14am
Whatever, dude. I think you need to go to Russia and get a thick load of Putin's cum in your mouth. I also heard that black people are treated very well there. You remind me of someone who constantly insulted another person and then wondered why that person beat the fucking shit out of him. Have a nice day!
Dino Manalis Added Jul 28, 2017 - 9:14am
The White House needs professionals, like Newt Gingrich and Condoleezza Rice, to focus on policies!
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 9:17am
Dino
 
Huh ? The Bush gang again ? You joke ? That would be like having Mitterrand and Thatcher again....
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 9:21am
Michael
 
Last word: This article insulted nobody in any way. It was a general statement. If you take stuff like this personal and feel attacked, I see the only reason for it that you looked for a chance to insult me as a Swiss again. I didn't start the fire, you did.
 
Listen to some Mentors to cool you down.
Thomas Sutrina Added Jul 28, 2017 - 11:16am
America is the Rome of these times, has the most guns, so negative opinions will not be voiced except by enemies.
 
Remember that the media (liberal/Democratic party 99% supporting with their money) picked Trump by the coverage piled on him during the GOP primary.   They picked the weakest candidate  that also was good entertainment to go against Hillary R. Clinton.
 
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 12:05pm
Thomas
 
America is the Rome of these times, has the most guns, so negative opinions will not be voiced except by enemies.
 
Might be. But an empire needs more than weapons to endure ;-)
George N Romey Added Jul 28, 2017 - 12:16pm
Ultimately the 2016 election was the beginning of the end of the two party cabal.  Americans on both sides of the aisle have finally figured out the political system is gamed against them.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 12:50pm
Hope the people can kick those clowns and the deep state out.....wishful thinking....
wsucram15 Added Jul 28, 2017 - 12:54pm
Its rigged against them alright..did you see the huge production in the Senate last night?  Both inside and out...  What a show.
 
MikeB--> come on,,rise above this gutter trash. You are more intelligent than a thug.
 
The Congress is NOT going to do this, US Citizens have to, even if we disagree with one another.  Until that happens, and we remain divided ON EVERYTHING, then we have a mess that will stay a mess.
 
 
George N Romey Added Jul 28, 2017 - 1:09pm
Jeanne is very correct.  The politicians will never do anything for us the people.  Even the ones that go there claiming all the best intentions do nothing.  Look at Elizabeth Warren.  As I have spent the last several years talking to people of every race, ethnic background, education level, sexual orientation, social views etc. the consensus is there.  And the consensus is that something needs to drastically change now.
 
As far as Trump's White House.  It probably isn't all that much more dysfunctional and evil as other White House's staff. Its just that Trump doesn't have enough discipline to keep his troops in line.  Remember Trump himself has no emotional maturity.  How is he going to keep a bunch of $2,000 suit punks in line?
wsucram15 Added Jul 28, 2017 - 1:55pm
George- first let me say, I like Warren. BUT BUT BUT...while the Dems do listen more and are a LITTLE more concerned about their jobs in 2018, none of them can solve this under the current political climate.  The people (on both sides) are stepping up,  Ive seen it. But it needs to be more people and on more issues.  People need to stop just watching the news, they need to watch what is really going on, not just Trumps tweets and Moochchi..whatever.
 
Warren is good with a crowd, many of the Congressional people know how to run for office but not how to handle a crowd of angry people. I have seen her do both.  I like Booker also.  Too many of our politicians dont know what they are doing and vote on a partisan basis. I love Murkowsi..she has balls somewhere. Not for her vote on anything, just how she handles herself.  I wish more Senators were like her.
 
SEF- Who elects such mental cases or juvenile psychopaths into such positions and lets them loose ?  The 46% of America that hoped Trump would fix things.  I even gave it a shot, went to inauguration..blah blah blah.   This has got to stop, no matter how you feel about Trump, people have to stop this disaster.
Let him run his great company into as many bankruptcies as he wants, but this craziness has got to end and everyone knows it.
 
 
 
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 1:55pm
George
 
LOL I just hope that you restart to gain a reputation of a responsable country which is stable and consistent in its policies and actions....!
wsucram15 Added Jul 28, 2017 - 2:01pm
Trumps tweets, the news (what you see summarized) and MOST media isnt fake, just biased.  Its also most of the time repeatedly taking you away from REAL issues and things that are happening in DC.  This has been going on for years...its just worse now and WE have to stop listening and seek the correct sources.. or demand THE NEWS!
Mircea Negres Added Jul 28, 2017 - 2:04pm
Didn't Thomas Jefferson kill a guy in a duel on the White House lawn? If I was COS Reince Priebus (what kind of name is this? Oh, I see, Reinhold Richard "Reince" Priebus- a lot of mixed bags in that guy's wood pile), it would've been "knives at noon, mother%^&*!"
 
Stone-Eater, I gotta back you up on this one, the guy is making a mockery of the United States. If I was a government's minister of foreign affairs, Scaramucci wouldn't come to my place without a strait jacket, Silence of the Lambs mask and super glued lips...  
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 2:14pm
Mircea
 
Thanks for joining in, old African LOL
 
You see, apparently mostly people abroad seem to fully understand what damage this guy causes by choosing all those loonies for his cabinet. We read and watch and think:
 
Has Hollywood now become the new reality ?
wsucram15 Added Jul 28, 2017 - 2:26pm
No SEF, it sells.
George N Romey Added Jul 28, 2017 - 2:27pm
Jeanne I'd like to see some of the more caring politicians dump the two party system and begin an Independent movement.  You can't sparkle covered in human dung.
wsucram15 Added Jul 28, 2017 - 2:32pm
It would be nice, I think that will only happen if PEOPLE really push.  ITs going to take the people...not just on matters of policy.  But for politicians to change the operations of Congress.
We need to put some things in check.
George N Romey Added Jul 28, 2017 - 2:36pm
Jeanne I'm working on an article about the election of 2020.  By then Trump will be a miserable failure.  The country will be in far worse shape if not an economic meltdown (I assume you do not believe in the Federal Reserve hocus pocus and the bs government stats to go with it).  The Democrats will spend the next 4 years trying to "get Trump." Both parties will have pissed off the majority of Americans to no end.  You think the 2016 election was a strange and wild ride.  You ain't seen nothing yet.  
Bill Kamps Added Jul 28, 2017 - 2:37pm
We're no better here. But at least we don't see politics as a comedy show ;
 
Really what you would call Italian politics?
opher goodwin Added Jul 28, 2017 - 3:07pm
Trumpet seems to have taken politics to a new low - halfway between clownery and John Wayne. It's is unbelievably stupid and very scary. The man has no couth. He's a lout running wild with immense power.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 3:12pm
Bill
 
The difference is that Italians don't take themselves too seriously - there government doesn't interest anyone. Almost like in Africa. Everybody simply struggles to get by - and an Euro here and there facilitates life ;-)
 
Not comparable with Northern Europe, like Germany or Austria, or Belgium or Danmark.
 
And.....there's no European country which can pose a threat the the world. So no reason to get nervous here ;-)
opher goodwin Added Jul 28, 2017 - 3:12pm
Michael - Trump comes over to me a spoilt rich kid throwing tantrums. He's employed a bunch of lunatics and has his finger on the button of the nuclear deterrent - very worrying. The office of President demands decorum and diplomacy. Those are two attributes the current guy doesn't know the meaning of. It's like having Coco the Clown in charge.
opher goodwin Added Jul 28, 2017 - 3:13pm
Italian politics has never been politics. Who takes them seriously? Are you seriously comparing the USA with Italian politics? It's got that bad?
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 3:16pm
Opher
 
between clownery and John Wayne
 
LOL. But I still would be more afraid when The Bitch would have become Prez. She's got a record of warmongering and greed. Problem is even if Trump wants to get better relations with Russia THEY DON'T ALLOW it......the House, Senate, MIC....
wsucram15 Added Jul 28, 2017 - 4:01pm
George
I know..Ive done a good bit of research on the people, and how this happened, well y best guess anyway.  Why its acceptable and who Trump is..really..going back years.
Some of the stuff he has done while in office, that has been discussed but never got any press, Congress and stuff they are doing that NEVER gets press.
People like the drama. Its like watching Springer and its about to get much much worse.
There are people involved in shaping  policies that are shady and Im sure thats an understatement.  But its all public knowledge, people just dont care.    No one is draining anything, except the US Government.
The money going into 2020, redistricting by GOP , and elimination of Election Commission (technology protection at federal level), with the demands for a centralized voting data base, is going to make the next election a breeze for anyone who wants to slide in with the most cash and best benefit for who is willing to pay.
The hacking can be done with a flash drive sold to employees, its been done on federal systems in 2015 and 2016.  Politicians are so stupid, or just so wealthy they dont give a crap anymore.
 
 
 
Jeff Michka Added Jul 28, 2017 - 4:05pm
Wow, how come you folks haven't blamed this all on the un-defeatable deep State?  And, despite all the noise about a third party, old Geo won't do anything to make change happen.  He'll pontificate about how everything will crash, and we'll all suffer like poor Geo, but GEO WON'T DO ANYTHING.  SEFa...."Better relations" with Russia won't stop a nuclear war that you and the other WB conspiracy theorist fans seem to want happen, any more than seizure of some state owned property in Russia or the states will be grounds for tossing nukes.  LOL
Jeff Michka Added Jul 28, 2017 - 4:08pm
Mircea N sez: Reinhold Richard "Reince" Priebus, oft pronounced "Rinse Prebuss." More like he's "Wash and sterilize post buss"-a bit of electrical humor.
George N Romey Added Jul 28, 2017 - 4:10pm
In other words a 21st century version of the old Banana Republic. Eventually it will all self implode, all corrupt systems are cannibalistic in nature.  This one is no exception.  Th
wsucram15 Added Jul 28, 2017 - 4:14pm
This isnt a conspiracy Jeff, we dont own property, our own debt, some of our own water, etc.
I am not an economist, but in working in a global economy, we cant compete..at least many employers cannot and it is going to get worse within the next ten years or so.
 
As far as who is President, Im not sure it matters now, our reputation was screwed some time ago, but is shot now. If you believe in our redemption, please share why.  I dont see it.  Anyone who lives outside of the US is telling me differently, which matters.
 
It is important that the US is perceived as a power, the dollar maintained as currency and we are not isolated.  Which both China and Russia have been working on for some time now.  Its not my plan, I didnt notice it first and advise on it...people in the State Department did, intelligence did, Economists did..on and on..
 
Mircea Negres Added Jul 28, 2017 - 4:34pm
Stone-Eater, the problem is the higher one is in government, the bigger the consequences of stupidity. This is something the White House Director of Communications should know, because misunderstandings between governments and government figures start wars faster than an athlete on crack jumps the starter pistol. Everything the people at the top of the American government say and do is watched, recorded, analyzed, calculated and to a certain extent misinterpreted by over 200 governments around the world. Scaramucci's "crack corner deal dialog" is no exception and it plays a role in how the U.S. government is perceived. Given they can roast the world in nuclear fire ten times over, a perception of the tope echelons of government being imbalanced isn't folksy or favorable to America and its people, though ole "Scaramouche" does need to get his nuts and dentures kicked in just as a matter of principle. Damn, but the guy is rude...
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 4:35pm
"Better relations" with Russia won't stop a nuclear war that you and the other WB conspiracy theorist fans seem to want happen,
 
You gone completely nuts now, Jeff ?
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 4:42pm
Jeanne
 
The problem is that one single currency, the US$, dominates and rules the world in many sectors, and the rest of the world is not agreeing on such a hegemony. And they're right.
 
Especially when seen that this dominance isn't justified with economic power on the civil side but only the arms and energy sector.
 
There are and were countries which want to decide BY THEMSELVES who to sell and in which currency. Gadhafi and Saddam for example.
 
Venezuela too. That's why they have "internal" problems now. Really ? Internal ? As Ukraine ? I call that undermining foreign states by putting a gun to their head. Like: Sales in US$ or no sales.
Mircea Negres Added Jul 28, 2017 - 4:49pm
I can just imagine what will happen if U.S. president Donald Trump meets Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari and greets him "Yo! What's up, my nigga! How's your latest 419 scam going?"- he'll have to write a lot of letters to U.S. servicemen's widows within hours, that's for sure.  
John G Added Jul 28, 2017 - 4:55pm
OG Italian politics has never been politics. Who takes them seriously?
Well Uncle Sam has taken them seriously enough to interfere in their politics on a regular basis since WW2 and ensuring no leftist government could get a foothold.
Quite a few people are taking them seriously now as they are seen as the country most likely to end the Euro.
 
John G Added Jul 28, 2017 - 4:58pm
Empire Files: Abby Martin in Venezuela - Supermarkets to Black Markets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUYWrPiUeWY
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 5:11pm
Mircea
 
"Yo! What's up, my nigga! How's your latest 419 scam going?"
 
LOOOL ! You made my evening :-))
Bill H. Added Jul 28, 2017 - 5:13pm
 
SEF - As predicted, the Trump administration is nothing more than a reality show. This is what Trump wanted, and what he figured the American people wanted. His staff is nothing more than a cast of characters that he thought would help provide entertainment value, and the constant resignations and firings help provide a plot. All I have witnessed is a comedy of errors and a constant spewing of lies, distractions, and negativity.
Trump's fiasco at the Boy Scout Jamboree was akin to Hitler's Nuremburg Youth Rallies in the 1930's.
God help us! (and I'm not a religious person).
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 5:13pm
John
 
I wouldn't blame them to quit. Merkel said "Welcome refugees all over the world !" and Italy gets stuck with them now.
 
Italy will survive without the Euro no problem. They're Southerners. The Germans would have much more problems with that. Italians are flexible. Germans are not ;-)
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 5:18pm
BTW: Thanks for that link to Empire Files. Good stuff, really. I'm always happy to find channels which are from the US and try to enlighten people. We have lots of them in German but we don't really know much about the US scene of people who reflect.
 
That's why many of us here think Americans are superficial. Generalization. Same thing again. I'll spread your info anyway.
John G Added Jul 28, 2017 - 5:35pm
SEF. The Euro needs to go the way of the dodo. It was a failure designed to happen. It just cannot work.
Italy has suffered more than most while in it.
Greece should have left long ago. 
George N Romey Added Jul 28, 2017 - 5:42pm
We have become the laughing stock of the world.  Why do you think China, Russia and Iran are cooperating to build a new world order based upon their economies dominating the world.  While China, Russia and Iran build the Silk and Belt Roads our leaders won't spend a pissing penny to overhaul our 1965 infrastructure.  The dollar will eventually crash and our Ponzi debt based economy with it.  
 
The US is a joke.  The fact that Trump was able to promise the world but deliver squat is proof.  We would have had the same fate under HRC just less "reality tv" drama.  Only Americans can fix America, or America is going down sooner rather than later. I personally will find a small village of workers to live with.  It amazes me how much more  I now feel at home with a bunch of blue collar types versus the mindless dolts our universities seem to be producing.  
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 5:43pm
John
 
The Euro was a move to bind European states closer together and let them easier be controlled by NATO after all. It is a huge fake. The biggest idiot would have known that you can't group such individual mentalities as the Finns and the Portuguese together under one umbrella and tell them: Now, Brussels, Belgium, tells you what to do LOL
Micahel Dolan Added Jul 28, 2017 - 6:01pm
Trump and his rude assistants. Gee, I say 75%of our politicians are crooks who live the life on our paychecks-.. Trump is doing a great job-Trump is exposing our politicians for what they are. Trump will be Trump- get over it-Trump won and thank God he kept Hillary the Crook out of the White House and out of her traitor Foundation.
John G Added Jul 28, 2017 - 6:02pm
SEF Whatever the underlying intent, the Euro is a mathematical absurdity. The neoclassical economists who designed it believed their own false theories and assertions rather than real world facts.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 6:06pm
Micahel
 
If he succeeds to bind the deep state back - no problem. But I don't see that.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 6:07pm
John
 
They're waking up now. Theories mostly don't consider human irregularities LOL
John G Added Jul 28, 2017 - 6:12pm
Neoclassical economics is grounded in a swathe of false assertions that bear no relation to the real world.
That's why they're pretty much always wrong.
But somehow they never lose their jobs and they dominate the prestigious academies and the media gigs.
Somebody wants them to give out the falsehoods.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 6:22pm
"a swathe of false assertions that bear no relation to the real world."
 
Living in a bubble. They know it - but they don't care. The perfect selfishness. Only topped by so-called Humanitarians like Gates, Bono and consorts. Philanthropes. 
 
Doing "good" and get some interest on it. This place is full of hypocrits. Time to blow that system up, no matter the cost. Maybe we'll get brains back when iShit has no power to recharge the battery anymore.
Jeff Michka Added Jul 28, 2017 - 6:27pm
So SEFa has become a deleter to silence me, and I'm sure he'll give all sorts of "justifications."  Don't want that "terrible troll" reminding people how lame his "arguments" have become, and doesn't like being cast into the conspiracy theorists love pit.  Or perhaps it's just I called his "Out of Africa" stuff a yawn.  SEFa wont call out George Romey 'cause ol GEO may go to Africa....hahahahahaha.  Geo won't do anything but cry about "being trolled" by someone who dared ask what he does about all his complaints.  Geo is a gold-plated fool.  There aren't enough Africans to constantly feed Geo's ego.  "You're soooo right, Geo."  "SO CORRECT"  "You see everything soooo clearly, Geo."  Maybe SEFa can hire a cadre for Geo...when not praising him, they can pat his back.  Yawn.
Leroy Added Jul 28, 2017 - 6:38pm
What is it now, 125 leaks in 126 by the deep state, all against undermining Trump?  Our beloved politicians are trying their best to undermine the duly elected president because he does not truly belong to either party. 
 
We should be enraged, as Americans, at what is happening.  Unfortunately, in order to drain the swamp, one has to use creatures from the swamp.  It is these creatures from the swamp who are causing the circus. 
 
Trump has to stop the leakers who are undermining the American people.  I don't blame Trump; I put the blame squarely on the Deep State.  I am all for any actions he takes to drain this swamp.  If he avoids being dragged into the swamp, he will be a hero.  If not, we have only ourselves for tolerating this side show.
John G Added Jul 28, 2017 - 6:40pm
Time to blow that system up, no matter the cost.
It's time that people woke up to the austerity con and elected politicians that understand that unemployment is a far greater cost to any economy than numbers on a spreadsheet we call debt.
Don't listen to Romey and his doom merchants. They're the culprits.
EXPAT Added Jul 28, 2017 - 6:40pm
As you can see from this comment, I am a NY street kid also.
EXPAT Added Jul 28, 2017 - 6:52pm
Stone: The problem is that one single currency, the US$, dominates and rules the world
 
Thanks for the laugh. Obama had to pay his bribe to Iran in Swiss franc's.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 7:10pm
Expat
 
The problem is that one single currency, the US$, dominates and rules the world
 
I know. That triggered Gadhafi, Saddam, and will probably also be Venezuela's fate.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 7:11pm
John
 
Romey and his doom merchants
 
George is ok. He just doesn't have the power to quit yet.
Dave Volek Added Jul 28, 2017 - 7:12pm
If nothing else, we are going to get a lot more entertainment from the White House in the next couple months.
John G Added Jul 28, 2017 - 7:15pm
George is ok.
George is an ignorant misguided fool who stopped learning years ago. And an intellectual coward.
 
EXPAT Added Jul 28, 2017 - 7:23pm
First of all, Michael B. and I have had great differences in the past, but this time he is Spot On in his comments.
Secondly, I get tired of a loser on two continents, talking about Image and respect for USA. Switzerland is only a nation, because they declare themselves one, and nobody wants the damn place. As far as the world is concerned, Yodel land is a place to hide from taxes and launder drug money. They use Geneva as a place to spout socialist crap and declare rules of conduct for the world, that nobody takes seriously. Kinda like Stone issuing criticism for USA and Praise for Russia.
Now, about what is going on in USA. The Leftist Democratic Party, was not satisfied with destroying their own Party, they want to Destroy the whole country and start again. They have confiscated, what used to be News Media, so the duly elected Leader of the free world, has no choice but to use electronic sources and spokes people to get out his message!
They try to provoke Russia into an economic and cold War, so they can save America, AGAIN.
Trump was denied a cabinet to develop policy by anti government Dems, so he had no chance to develop a team.
Now he is under fire on all fronts including the 5th. column in his own party.
 
Two guys he thought could get things done, turned out to be Pussy's.
Jeff Sessions, wants to hide while Dems shoot Russians at the Trump family.
Reince  Priebus was supposed to deliver the Republican Majority to counter the Dem Lynch Mob.
So he reverts to type and hires a NY street kid to kick Ass. 
Scaramucci  has the Vocabulary of Michael B, and is a Pit Bull. BB Baby, BB Baby, you ain't seen nothin' yet!
It is time for a counter attack against the Democrats, and don't mistake Scaramucci for Scaramouche.
But do expect an internal war like USA as not seen since slavery was the issue.
The only question is how long it will take the left to launch their Whores. Sexual misconduct is their Atomic weapon against Men like Tough Toney Scaramucci !
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 7:56pm
Switzerland is only a nation, because they declare themselves one, and nobody wants the damn place
 
Fuck that, Expat. Get the n thousands of US expats which live here to fuck off and forget their salary they get here.
 
And don't deliver me some bullshit about us not being a nation. IF there's ONE country in the world which desperately declares itself a nation it's the patchwork called USA LOL
 
Greetz to Thailand to a US ultrapatriot who apparently doesn't miss home ;-)
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 8:02pm
BTW:
 
Kinda like Stone issuing criticism for USA and Praise for Russia.
 
Kinda easy to do when comparing twitting Trump to Putin who knows what he talks about :-)
EXPAT Added Jul 28, 2017 - 8:10pm
Mikhail Borisovich Khodorkovsky (Russian: Михаи́л Бори́сович Ходорко́вский, IPA: [mʲɪxɐˈil xədɐˈrkofskʲɪj]; born 26 June 1963) is an exiled Russian businessman, philanthropist and former oligarch,[2] now resident in Switzerland.[3]
In 2003, Khodorkovsky was believed to be the wealthiest man in Russia (with a fortune estimated to be worth $15 billion) and was ranked 16th on Forbes list of billionaires.[4] He had worked his way up the Komsomol apparatus during the Soviet years, and started several businesses during the period of glasnost and perestroika in the late 1980s. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, in the mid-1990s, he accumulated considerable wealth through obtaining control of a series of Siberian oil fields unified under the name Yukos, one of the major companies to emerge from the privatization of state assets during the 1990s (a scheme known as "Loans for Shares").
Katharine Otto Added Jul 28, 2017 - 8:10pm
Stone-Eater,
Scaramucci really said that?!  I agree with you.  He is way out of line.  How long will he last?  Not long, I hope.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 8:17pm
Expat
 
I know that, and I'm not proud of the shit our part of the globalists do. But that doesn't mean we all are greedy assholes. Generalization, remember ? ;-)
 
It's the same thing: I rant about the US neoliberal criminal government (the same kind, in a weaker form, we have in Europe), and people accuse me of being anti-American as a whole.
 
Bullshit. People should learn to see the difference. I do VERY strictly differentiate between governments (or economic dictatorships) and the regular guy.
EXPAT Added Jul 28, 2017 - 8:17pm
At stake are billions of dollars in assets belonging to Russian state-run corporations. Additionally, details of Putin's own personal fortune, reportedly hidden in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, are being discussed for the first time.
The claims over the president's assets surfaced last month when the Russian political expert Stanislav Belkovsky gave an interview to the German newspaper Die Welt. They have since been repeated in the Washington Post and the Moscow Times, with speculation over the fortune appearing on the internet.
Citing sources inside the president's administration, Belkovsky claims that after eight years in power Putin has secretly accumulated more than $40bn (£20bn). The sum would make him Russia's - and Europe's - richest man.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/dec/21/russia.topstories3
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 8:19pm
Katharine
 
Erm...I read that on several sources. But seeing the carousel in your WH staff I can imagine it's true. Hoo-hey, Cowboy. Suck my cock and I get the news LOL
EXPAT Added Jul 28, 2017 - 8:23pm
An intriguing mystery was unfolding at a luxury Alpine resort this weekend after speculation started to take wing that a chalet in the upmarket Swiss skiing town of Gstaad was destroyed by a fire that was aimed at its occupant – an Eastern European leader who is at loggerheads with Vladimir Putin's regime in Moscow.
As police investigated the cause of a blaze that destroyed a holiday home in the village of Kalberhöni, rumours persisted that among eight people who fled the inferno was Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine and for the past month or so embroiled in a bitter row with Moscow over the price it pays for Russian gas. One local familiar with the chalet owned by Janos Lux said everybody in the village knew the fire had happened, but nobody knew the circumstances around it, as there had been a "diplomatic silence". "Theirs is a different world to ours," she said of Mr Lux and his paying guests.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/a-swiss-chalet-a-fire-and-a-president-who-crossed-putin-1299686.html
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 8:25pm
reportedly hidden in Switzerland and Liechtenstein
 
Ah-huh. Are the US jealous that he didn't park his cash in the Bahamas or another anglophone money shelter ? Maybe a company in Delaware ? C'mon Expat.
 
You should know better.
 
As long as Apple or others can park their BILLIONS offshore, as being US companies, you've got no argument.
EXPAT Added Jul 28, 2017 - 8:26pm
Switzerland’s decision not to join European Union sanctions against Russia has prompted mixed reactions among international experts. Are the Swiss opportunists or is it incompatible with their role as mediator in the conflict in Ukraine? 
At least since the shooting down of a Malaysian Airline plane over Ukraine in mid-July, the 28 member states of the EU seem to stand united, deciding to extend economic sanctions against Russia. 
Not so Switzerland. As a non-EU member, it is insisting on its traditional neutrality and its position as current head of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Its policy towards Russia includes an arms embargo and measures to ensure that Switzerland is not used as a hub to bypass the EU sanctions. 
https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/eu-and-ukraine_swiss-stance-on-russia-sanctions-divides-opinions/40571478
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 8:28pm
BTW; Just read that Jeff Bezos is at about 90 billions, close behind Gates.
 
What's the difference ? All of them sell thin air. At least Putin rules a country. Windows 10 is full of bugs and spyware, and Amazon sells crap manufactured in China.
EXPAT Added Jul 28, 2017 - 8:30pm
I hope these copy / paste news that  Americans usually don't see help you understand why Stone is so in love with Putin.
Putin owns the fucking place, and Pays for the Friedli family welfare!
 
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 8:33pm
Expat
 
You get personal. Means you have no argument left. Whatever ;-)
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 8:38pm
BTW:
 
Not so Switzerland
 
Yep. Why ? We TRY to stay independent. We see that the EU is simply an extended arm for the US/NATO, and we don't want any day to be involved in conflicts which only favor the US economy but not us (=sanctions of the US against Russia - read German businesses, how they are affected!).
 
We might be small but we're not stupid.
EXPAT Added Jul 28, 2017 - 8:42pm
The bleating Swiss Mountain Goat is scared to death that Trump wanting to put people to work will catch on in Switzerland.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 8:44pm
Too many beers now, Expat ? Ok, get a rest LOL
John G Added Jul 28, 2017 - 8:48pm
That Putin's billions story is contemptible yellow propaganda.
There is zero evidence, no paper trail, no explanation as to how it would have been amassed.
Little wonder that EXPRAT would swallow it.
John G Added Jul 28, 2017 - 8:49pm
Collateral Damage: U.S. Sanctions Aimed at Russia Strike Western European Allies
Extraterritoriality
The chairman of the commission of enquiry, long-time Paris representative Pierre Lellouche, summed up the situation as follows:

“The facts are very simple.  We are confronted with an extremely dense wall of American legislation whose precise intention is to use the law to serve the purposes of the economic and political imperium with the idea of gaining economic and strategic advantages. As always in the United States, that imperium, that normative bulldozer operates in the name of the best intentions in the world since the United States considers itself a ‘benevolent power’, that is a country that can only do good.”
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 9:11pm
John
 
Thanks. That's what I meant by saying
 
(=sanctions of the US against Russia - read German businesses, how they are affected!).
 
But I guess Expat as an Ex-American who is somewhat still an American, doesn't get that.
 
BTW: I met Swiss people in Africa who left Switzerland only to behave MORE "patriotic" than what they were back home. Bizarre LOL
Jenifer Frost Added Jul 28, 2017 - 9:14pm
Sanctions based on the MH-17 report should be rejected. The report is flawed...
The Official and Implausible MH-17 Scenario – Consortiumnews - https://consortiumnews.com/2016/09/29/the-official-and-implausible-mh-17-scenario/
Also see...
MH17 Report Taken Apart by Saker Reader | The Vineyard of the Saker - https://thesaker.is/mh17-report-taken-apart-by-saker-reader/
And if you really have some time here is an extremely detailed review...
Authors find flaws & contradictions in the Dutch report on MH17. Updates – The PROFESSORS' BLOG – Science, Culture & Human Rights For All - https://www.google.com/amp/s/professorsblogg.com/2015/10/18/flaws-contradictions-in-the-dutch-report-on-mh17/amp/
John G Added Jul 28, 2017 - 9:15pm
Sanctions are economic warfare. The US is waging economic warfare on its supposed number 1 ally in Europe to get advantage for its own expensive gas industry.
Expat is certifiable nut job. Too much golden brown I reckon.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 9:15pm
Actually: One can't say that he's doing *good* when he doesn't ask the ones he does "good" if they perceive it as good ;-)
Jenifer Frost Added Jul 28, 2017 - 9:17pm
Keep in mind the real reason for sanctions... 
"Senate Attacks Russian Civilians With Sanctions In Order To Effect Regime Change In Moscow” https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/senate-attacks-russian-civilians-with-sanctions-in-order-to-effect-regime-change-in-moscow-9e9f51f6439f

Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 9:29pm
Hi Jen 
 
They tried it with Jelzin, it failed. It will fail again. It only worked in small or poor countries so far ;-)
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 9:32pm
BTW: Ukraine was the last try. Ousting Yanukovich. But even that does not work as wanted - to get Ukraine into NATO. They should have chosen a more clever guy as Porochenko. Here he's seen as a poor joker LOL
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 28, 2017 - 9:34pm
BTW2: Now the whole world has figured that strategy. The same will be tried in Venezuela. I hope that they won't succeed...
Jenifer Frost Added Jul 29, 2017 - 12:48am
Returning to the original topic of the article, the following shows that this article is indeed correct. One has to either be blind, dumb as a bag of hammers, or just an asshole to be offended by this article. 
Trump’s Appointees Worse Than Obama’s - http://PaulCraigRoberts.org - http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/07/23/trumps-appointees-worse-obamas

EXPAT Added Jul 29, 2017 - 1:24am
I posted this on Michael B article. But I didn't want you to miss it!
 
https://wikileaks.org/wiki/Switzerland:_A_parasite_feeding_on_developing_world%3F
 
June 17, 2009
By Lord Aikins Adusei (rel="nofollow">Modern Ghana)

Western governments have argued that dirty money in many forms welcomed by the Switzerland allows the proceeds of corruption, drug trafficking, racketeering and terrorism to tag alongside and deny the world´s poor the chance to escape poverty. Swiss banks are reputed to be holding an estimated 35% of the world’s private and institutional funds (or 3 trillion Swiss francs)”.
However, of all the victims of Swiss banking secrecy laws and her shady banking practices, developing countries and Africa in particular seem to have suffered the most. The global infrastructure of international financial secrecy with headquarters in Switzerland has helped bleed trillions of dollars in illicitly generated money out of Africa and the rest of the developing world. The activities of Swiss banking institutions and real estate companies have plunged third world nations into debts, poverty, misery, malnutrition, diseases, economic meltdown, infrastructure decay and political instabilities through the help they give to corrupt politicians, civil servants, the business elite and corrupt multinational corporations who collude and connive with the corrupt entities to loot and hide the proceeds of their ill-gotton gains.
Many third world countries especially those in Africa lack the infrastructures needed to run successful economies. They lack schools, hospitals, roads, harbours, rail infrastructure, irrigation facilities, electricity, clean water, telecommunication, sanitation facilities because of the loots. Many children are orphaned and malnourished and many do not have access to education and healthcare because money meant for all that are stolen and are sitting in Swiss banks such UBS, Credit Suisse. There has not been a single corrupt politician or dictator in Africa, Latin America and Asia who has not had dealings with this secretive alpine country. While third world countries continue to struggle to provide the basic necessities of life Swiss economy is washed with money that could save millions from hunger, starvation and diseases.
 
Yeah. America is a real bad country.
Jenifer Frost Added Jul 29, 2017 - 1:34am
Michael B apparently has a mental disorder. Stone-Eater posts an article about Trump's bad appointments and Michael responds like a psychopathic spoiled brat. Anyone with any decently should let his idiotic article be ignored and rot into obscurity. 
EXPAT Added Jul 29, 2017 - 1:45am
Jenifer. A Swiss reads GOOGLE crap using second language skills, and you think an American who understands what his country is going through is
psychopathic ?
My comment to Dr, John G, is just as pertinent to you!
Dr. John G and Jenifer
Thinks everyone who knows more than he does are crazy and need drugs and booze.
This is typical of a psychotic who cannot think rationally.
Every body is crazy, but ME, says he!
 
Do the words glass houses and stones apply here?
John G Added Jul 29, 2017 - 1:50am
The Swiss have nothing on the City of London or Wall St.
Jenifer Frost Added Jul 29, 2017 - 1:52am
Right, I'm not the one who wrote an irrational attack article. Pathetic your attempt to turn this back on me. I guess you are not so smart. Feeding the obsessions of someone who clearly has issues is akin to giving an alcoholic liquor. 
Jenifer Frost Added Jul 29, 2017 - 1:55am
And who gives a flying fuck about bad banking. According to the UN and the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal the worst war crime is naked aggression. That is attacking a sovereign nation without provocation. How many times has the Swiss done this? I'm thinking zero. The number is in double digits for America. 
 
And I'm an American so I'll say whatever the fuck I feel like. 
EXPAT Added Jul 29, 2017 - 2:21am
Jenifer.
Your language skills match your intellect! Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal  was 70 fucking years ago. (using language you can understand!)
America NEVER engaged in a war of aggression, but Switzerland confessed to stealing victims money and hiding for Despots, paying appropriations (Not Enough) to their victims!
Definition of aggression



1 :  a forceful action or procedure (such as an unprovoked attack) especially when intended to dominate or master


2 :  the practice of making attacks or encroachments; especially :  unprovoked violation by one country of the territorial integrity of another warned that any act of aggression could start a war


3 :  hostile, injurious, or destructive behavior or outlook especially when caused by frustration Aggression is often the expression of pent-up rage.



 
Your unjustified hatred of America, distorts your ability to reason!
 
EXPAT Added Jul 29, 2017 - 2:31am
P.S. You may not care about the third world, but I do! I live here!
By a Flying Fuck, do you mean the mile high club, or are you being as inaccurate as comparing stealing Trillions from victims, to world wars?
 
Bad banks and bullets have the same effect. They kill! Only bullets are quicker!
 
Jenifer Frost Added Jul 29, 2017 - 2:32am
America made unprovoked attacks (war crimes) against Iraq, Libya, and Syria, to name but a few. When did any of these nations attack America? Never. Therefore when America attacked them it was in violation of international law and the Geneva Convention. Acts of naked aggression (such as these-as defined as such by the UN, Geneva and Nuremberg) are not just war crimes but are considered the worst kinds of war crimes because they encompass the whole of all of the other evils of mankind within them. Bad banking, not so much. Like saying Bill is a horrible person because he's a pickpocket, so much worse than Charlie who's just a mass murder. 
Michael B. Added Jul 29, 2017 - 2:50am
Jenifer, much like your sleazy, slimy Swiss friend, you are in dire need of Putin's cum in your mouth. I can take some criticism here and there, but when you embark upon constant and sustained America bashing, I have to ask you the same question: What the fuck are you doing living in a country that you hate so much? Have you ever lived anywhere else? Have you ever lived in a foreign land? Why don't you just pull up stakes and move to Russia, or somewhere else that suits you?
John G Added Jul 29, 2017 - 2:53am
America NEVER engaged in a war of aggression
Delusional.
Jenifer Frost Added Jul 29, 2017 - 2:53am
Michael, seek serious medical care of the mental health variety. A person posts an article about Trump's appointments being bad and you respond insane. You either insane or a total asshole. Either way I've unfollowed you here and want nothing more to do with you until you get help. 
Michael B. Added Jul 29, 2017 - 3:15am
LOL! So funny...do you realize the absolute hypocrisy that you and others represent? "If you don't follow the Party Line, it automatically means that you are mentally ill."
Jenifer Frost Added Jul 29, 2017 - 3:20am
Michael, there is no "party line" it's just called common decency. Normal decent people don't blow up over an article about Trump's bad appointments. No one who is stable thinks it's more than a joke. Even Trump's hardcore supporters aren't that fanatical about something so irrelevant. But you think it calls for an Ad Hominem garbage article. Insane. I want no part of this kind of insanity. 
Jenifer Frost Added Jul 29, 2017 - 3:26am
Incidentally here in America the little thing called freedom of speech, gives people the right to voice their opinions, including criticism of America. Americans fought for this right that some here would like to silence through bullying and an overt anti-American attitude (which they call "patriotic" in pure hypocrisy), it should be exposed for the tyranny it is. 
EXPAT Added Jul 29, 2017 - 3:26am
Jenifer. I will only do this once. You are wrong, and need to learn the truth from delusion
United Nations Security Council Resolution 678 - Wikipedia


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It is one of the many ironies of the 2016 presidential campaign that the United States is at war in varying degrees in four different countries in the Middle East and North Africa—Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Yemen—as well as continuing its “longest war” in Afghanistan. All five of these wars now involve ISIS to some degree—ISIS is the central focus of the wars in Iraq, Syria, and Libya—and probably to a degree that seriously threatens the future stability of the MENA region and U.S. strategic interests.
Michael B. Added Jul 29, 2017 - 3:27am
Jenifer, I'm going to try to exercise some "common decency" and back off...no matter what, I think you're OK, lol!
Jenifer Frost Added Jul 29, 2017 - 3:35am
@ Michael I just wish you would attack the issue you have a problem with and not the person. Expat suggested the same for everyone a while ago. Maybe he forgot. I know we all aren't going to agree on everything, but I also know you aren't a troll and can do better, and are better than that. 
 
@ Expat that is the UN basis for approval of the Iraqi war which as everyone now knows was based on the overt LIE of Iraqi WMDs which never existed. You are going to have to do a hell of a lot better than that! 
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 29, 2017 - 6:30am
Expat
 
A Swiss reads GOOGLE crap using second language skills,
 
I guess my English is about as good as your German or French. And what I told you about generalizing still stands. I wonder how you can behave as patriotic as you do and NOT live in the country you so fiercely defend...kinda strange, ain't it LOL
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 29, 2017 - 6:35am
Expat
 
America NEVER engaged in a war of aggression
 
LOL. United Nations resolutions ! WHO commands the UN ? Man, what bullshit this is. When the US says VOTE AS I DO the majority WILL. Because they're afraid NOT TO or have been bought.
 
Geez, wie weltfremd kann man sein ?
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 29, 2017 - 6:39am
All
 
At least one (Jenifer) decent voice here. I wonder if it's worth to let these stupid comments stay in the article. 
 
I talk of some weirdos in the US government and people start to scream about Swiss money laundering and UN stuff.
 
Why the fuck can't people stay on a subject ? Because they don't care about the articles but are mainly up to picking unreasonable fights. Kiddie stuff, really.
 
Have a nice weekend, I'm fed up with this shit.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 29, 2017 - 8:05am
MB
 
Hey dude, thanks for writing an article about me LOL. What a honor to be in the focus of a neurotic jerk who doesn't know fuck all but all he can do is constantly insult others and who has sex and music as the only subject he can talk about. You're about the same "good" representation of the regular US Joe as Scaramucci is for the political elite .... both are minorities who think they are the majority.....
Michael B. Added Jul 29, 2017 - 8:59am
Hey Stone-Head-Cheese-Dick-Putin-Cum-Swallower, you're most welcome! Once again, you demonstrate what an egotistical Eurotrash slacker pseudo-intellectual fuckhead you are. At least I stick to subjects I know about. Are you going to do what you did last time and "resign" from WB? Thanks again, you ass-fucking-hole for providing me with such a welcoming target; I can't twist your head off with a pipe wrench, as much as I'd like to, so I'll have to settle for something else. Die, you Swiss pig, and take that ugly dog wife and your ugly mongrel kids with you.
Dave Volek Added Jul 29, 2017 - 10:51am
SEF: This thread has come so far off topic that it is pointless to talk about it anymore. Maybe it's time to follow that internet axiom: "Don't feed the trolls"
George N Romey Added Jul 29, 2017 - 3:16pm
Dave exactly.  The trolls come on here and just post smart ass comments.  As you can see they are here to get a rise out of everyone else never leaving an intelligent comment or writing a thoughtful article. Ignore them and they will go away. They are pathetic creatures crying for attention.
Bill Kamps Added Jul 29, 2017 - 3:47pm
Stone, seems like a circular argument to me.
 
You  want us out of Europe, but then say no one takes the Europeans seriously because they have no military.  
 
The UK, France, Italy and Germany spend 3x what the Russians spend on defense.  Italy spends about half what the Russians spend.  Given the rather small physical size of Italy that seems like quite a lot. 
 
Maybe if their government wasn't a joke, the money would be well spent, and we wouldnt need to be there.  I cant for the life of me figure out how Italy spends $27B on defense.  They would be lucky to field a  couple of competent brigades.
Bill Kamps Added Jul 29, 2017 - 3:51pm
Stone, Italy spends 60% more than Israel on defense, and claims to have roughly the same number of active duty people.  I wonder which could field a larger number of competent units ?
EXPAT Added Jul 29, 2017 - 3:58pm
Dave Volek.
The topic of this article is RIDICULE. The opening cartoon is MORONS MORONS, EVERYWHERE and then proceeds to ridicule the United States.
His entire story is to belittle the US Government and it's people, who elected them.
Michael B. tried to respectfully correct Stone, and I praised him for it.
But Stone called the USG "Clowns" and the current war on Trump a comedy show.
I tried to explain respectfully what is going on, so that a EU could understand. HE DELEATED IT !!!
He also deleted a comment by Jeff Mishka.
So I was forced to fight GUTTER STYLE. I don't like it, but I am a NY street kid, and better at it  than any Swiss!
This whole article was pointless to begin with!
The rest of the America as Satin crowd jumped in, so I opened up with both barrels.
Michael B. wrote a counter article.
The Topic  was MORONS, and we stayed the course!
I will reprint the comment, Stone deleted. I saved it. Intuition is a wonderful thing.
EXPAT Added Jul 29, 2017 - 4:01pm
Reprint of comment that Stone deleted!
 
First of all, Michael B. and I have had great differences in the past, but this time he is Spot On in his comments.
Secondly, I get tired of a loser on two continents, talking about Image and respect for USA. Switzerland is only a nation, because they declare themselves one, and nobody wants the damn place. As far as the world is concerned, Yodel land is a place to hide from taxes and launder drug money. They use Geneva as a place to spout socialist crap and declare rules of conduct for the world, that nobody takes seriously. Kinda like Stone issuing criticism for USA and Praise for Russia.
Now, about what is going on in USA. The Leftist Democratic Party, was not satisfied with destroying their own Party, they want to Destroy the whole country and start again. They have confiscated, what used to be News Media, so the duly elected Leader of the free world, has no choice but to use electronic sources and spokes people to get out his message!
They try to provoke Russia into an economic and cold War, so they can save America, AGAIN.
Trump was denied a cabinet to develop policy by anti government Dems, so he had no chance to develop a team.
Now he is under fire on all fronts including the 5th. column in his own party.
 
Two guys he thought could get things done, turned out to be Pussy's.
Jeff Sessions, wants to hide while Dems shoot Russians at the Trump family.
Reince  Priebus was supposed to deliver the Republican Majority to counter the Dem Lynch Mob.
So he reverts to type and hires a NY street kid to kick Ass. 
Scaramucci  has the Vocabulary of Michael B, and is a Pit Bull. BB Baby, BB Baby, you ain't seen nothin' yet!
It is time for a counter attack against the Democrats, and don't mistake Scaramucci for Scaramouche.
But do expect an internal war like USA as not seen since slavery was the issue.
The only question is how long it will take the left to launch their Whores. Sexual misconduct is their Atomic weapon against Men like Tough Toney Scaramucci !
EXPAT Added Jul 29, 2017 - 4:08pm
George the whiner, calls everybody except his anti America friends "TROLLS." As if that negates their arguments and existence.
America is not the reason for your failure George, YOU ARE. So stop blaming USA as a bad place.
George N Romey Added Jul 29, 2017 - 4:50pm
Versus someone that ran off to Thailand and thinks he knows America from there.  
EXPAT Added Jul 29, 2017 - 6:07pm
 A very dumb thing to say George. I know America because I have lived there most of my life. My culture, my education and my concept of Society, are all American.
 
I can better understand it than you, because I have OTHER cultures to compare it with. You are a "one trick pony." You only know that small part of America that the media has presented to you.
And YES, I am better able to judge America from Thailand, because I am free of the self interest, that you constantly whine about. I am only affected by the US Economy, by the exchange rate of USD to Baht. And I have no control over it! If the monetary exchange favors another country, I will go there. I control my life!
 
When American products are too expensive, as in Pharmaceuticals, I find a Thai alternative, sometimes German, or Australian. You don't have that freedom George. You are brainwashed by American media that makes you think, only the government can lower the cost of health care, while making it the most expensive care in the WORLD!
 
You need to stop blaming America for your troubles, and blame yourself for not finding alternatives. The USG is not your father! You are an Adult now! Act like one!
The Burghal Hidage Added Jul 30, 2017 - 10:22am
Stone -
 
 I get what you are saying and although I may not always agree with your perspective I appreciate it for what it is: your perspective. I don't need to hear from you to have the idea what most of Europe or the rest of the world thinks about us.  I made a very rare trip into a mall this weekend. Mercifully it was in to one store, make my purchase and get the hell out! Walking about I watched the people and considered : no wonder other countries think so little of us. If they were to walk through here today they would come away with the impression that Americans were a bunch of overweight, tatooed lemmings plodding blindly through oceans of meaningless consumerism.
 
It is unfortunate that this a face that is presented, but it is much through the desire of those presenting the image that we may be perceived this way. It's not a reflection of all of us any more than the greedy and amoral officer of international banking is the face of all Swiss.
 
As far as the Mooch? What you are getting there is , from my perspective anyway, the typical New York. Trump represents this too. I will confess to a firmly held prejudice: I dont like New Yorkers. Never have. For all of their pretenses to being the cultural center, the financial hub, the arbiters of what is American, they are among some of the most uncouth people on the planet. There! I said it. I know that is wrong, that out of the millions who live there surely there are some good people too. But this is again a judgement formed by the face that is presented.
 
Speaking for myself I really dont care what the rest of the world thinks.  Its not a moral judgement one way or the other; I simply don't care. I have enough other things to be concerned with.  As an individual I think Trump is an ass. I can agree with a number of his ideas as broadly expressed and still see that he is an ass. What you seem to miss at times, though you do show occasional hints that you "get it", is that from your perspective you still don't comprehend how the man was elected. Thats not an indictment, for surely a large number of Americans have yet to get it either.
 
Trump ran under a republican party platform because it was one of the paths available to him.  He is not an idealogue, he never has been.  He is a businessman. Say whatever you want about the man, there is no disputing that he has enjoyed a large measure of success in that world. Its very intellectually lazy to posit the notion that his election was the result of stampeding hordes of knuckle-dragging, mouth breathing and uneducated cretins staging some reactionary coup to turn back the clock to a 1950s America. I wont dispute that large numbers of that demographic did indeed cast their vote for Trump, but if you think this constitutes a majority of America you are sorely mistaken.
 
Many of the things that you frequently list in your litany of complaints about this country are things that large numbers of Americans also can see and are also fed up with. Trump did not win because he is Trump. It wasn't a vote for the man. It was a vote against the same old shit sandwich served up as filet mignon by both political parties for decades.  The opposition you see and hear being trumpeted ( no pun intended there ) is noticeably all about the unfit character of the man.  The message is conspicuously absent any coherent platform as an alternative, or where there is it is only a repackaging of the same old garbage that has got us to where we are.
 
Drain the swamp is a good start. Much of the furor is coming from the residents of the swamp and their accomplices holding the megaphone. It needs to drained, leveled, paved over and abandoned, declared a restricted toxic waste site.
opher goodwin Added Jul 30, 2017 - 11:18am
SEF - I started reading some of the stuff on this thread. I've been away for a bit. I find it hard to see why some people come on a forum when they don't know how to argue or debate and can only use abuse. It's a shame.
Leroy Added Jul 30, 2017 - 11:19am
"When you drain the swamp, prepared yourself for the croaking of the frogs." --Hugo
Bill H. Added Jul 30, 2017 - 12:11pm
Opher - when people resort to abuse, it simply means they either don't have a valid response, or they can't handle the truth.
Usually it is the latter.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 30, 2017 - 1:40pm
TBH 
 
Thanks for that thoughtful comment. I can only agree. That's why I fight about -ism thinking and generalization. It's not a matter of race, color or nation. It's about character and behavior. And there the current US government seems to have a lack.
 
That's all I wanted to say.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 30, 2017 - 1:45pm
Expat
 
Nobody here blames the American Public. Some of us blame the elitist government of yours which doesn't do fuck all for the people and the apparent incompetence or will of "We The People" to change anything about it.
 
Get your guns out and do something against these bloodsuckers. We would applaud you.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 30, 2017 - 1:46pm
Opher
 
No sweat. What comes, goes .....
The Burghal Hidage Added Jul 30, 2017 - 1:51pm
Stone: NOW thats talking my language. Imagine that. A Swiss citizen has a better appreciation for the purpose of the 2nd amendment than half of native born Americans!
EXPAT Added Jul 30, 2017 - 2:14pm
Stone.
Governments ARE the people! And it is a delusion to think that the public influences the government in any serious way. (Hi Jeanne)
I studied how to make people vote and act, as my employer dictated. (BA in Political Science). As Jonathan Gruber confessed, legislation is written in a manner, so that the public cannot understand it. The elite, keep the people STUPID!
In America we have a system called the Electoral College, to prevent the people from screwing up and electing a Hillary as President. It worked for Trump!
 
Right now the fourth estate, which is supposed to help the people understand, what is taking place in their name, has been destroyed.
 
There is enough false information being presented now, without you adding to the division.
I came down hard on you, not because of you, but because of the yes men, anti- Americans who haunt this site! I believe the American (I explained to you why we are called Americans) ideal of government of the people, by consent of the people, and for the people, is the best idea ever created, and will defend it against anyone. Even using gutter tactics like Scaramucci most certainly will!
EXPAT Added Jul 30, 2017 - 2:23pm
P.S. Is there any government that is not elitist? I don't know of any. Governments exist to RULE, they must believe they know what is right for the people, or they couldn't act!.
You yourself have complained about overbearing Swiss Government  regulations. I remember your story about blowing bubbles in the park.
 
You need to find a REAL enemy, instead of ridiculing a nebulous concept such as government.
 
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 30, 2017 - 2:46pm
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 30, 2017 - 2:47pm
TBH
 
We have guns at home LOL
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 30, 2017 - 2:51pm
Expat
 
You need to find a REAL enemy
 
The real enemy is not the American people as it is NEVER any PEOPLE of any country. It's a network of criminals which has nothing better to do that get one people to fight against another for no reason.
 
And for the moment it's not the Chinese, Russian or EU at first - it's the MIC and their industries and puppets in the Senate and House. All of them are millionaires at least.
 
Do you REALLY think they represent the McDonalds cashier ?
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 30, 2017 - 2:52pm
Sorry, not "no reason". For personal benefits and erroneous ideologies mixed into it.
The Burghal Hidage Added Jul 30, 2017 - 3:02pm
Your country is a case in point that large numbers of military grade weaponry in the hands of citizens will automatically equate to more gun violence. If anything the contrary is true. Its not the guns. Its the dip shits with guns. Thats why we need to have them. Especially when many of those dipshits are in government!
EXPAT Added Jul 30, 2017 - 3:14pm
Not surprisingly, you didn't understand my comment! They don't represent the cashier, because the cashier is a puppet. I know where the strings are!
 It's a network of criminals which has nothing better to do that get one people to fight against another for no reason.


EXPAT Added Jul 30, 2017 - 3:19pm
Not surprisingly, you didn't understand my comment! They don't represent the cashier, because the cashier is a puppet. I know where the strings are!
 It's a network of criminals which has nothing better to do that get one people to fight against another for no reason.
I see you found a new supply of drugs.
And for the moment it's not the Chinese, Russian or EU

I would post links for you, but you would just ignore them.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 30, 2017 - 5:05pm
Expat
 
Not an appropriate response. Put those links up.
 
BTW: I'm not the druggie here. Look elsewhere for them if you need a supplier :-)
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 30, 2017 - 5:10pm
TBH
 
Thats why we need to have them. Especially when many of those dipshits are in government!
 
That's what we Swiss think too. The EU has gradually restricted the possession of private arms and wanted us to follow that. We said no. As we said no to join the EU. We may be small and we have our fair share of crooks and gangsters as every country has, but we don't like to be commanded by Brussels. It's not easy to do that but we try.
George N Romey Added Jul 30, 2017 - 6:13pm
Stone the WH has always had total creeps.  Just look at the Johnson administration.  The difference is that 50-60 years ago the creeps were willing to allow the the masses to have a nice life.  A new car every few years, a nice house, a couple of vacations, decent jobs, some money for savings, etc.  Keep the people fat and happy and they won't question a thing.  Just look at the murder of JFK.
 
Then there was a change in guard within the creeps.  The Depression/WW2 creeps moved off stage and the new breed had absolutely no desire to share a bit of the spoils with Joe Sickpack.  So there went the decent jobs, nice homes, pensions, etc.  Back to the age old story of greed.  
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 30, 2017 - 6:47pm
New Feudalism. Nostalgia for aristocracy in new clothes LOL
The Burghal Hidage Added Jul 30, 2017 - 7:16pm
Commend you for it. The EU will end one day and it wont be pretty.
 
George:
 
Very good point on LBJ. He was one of the biggest SOBS to ever sit in that chair. Nixon may have been a scheming paranoid, but he was a piker compared to Johnson. There was hardly a man in the senate who didnt have a knife in their back from that prick.
John G Added Jul 30, 2017 - 9:27pm
Jimmy Carter was president when the first neoliberal/monetarist 'budget' was passed. 
It is the nutty policies of austerity, masquerading as inflation fighting or fiscal prudence, rather than targeting full employment that has brought the state we are in.
A country running a current account deficit needs to run a fiscal deficit. Else the private sector either has to shrink or go into debt.
It's not brain surgery.
But the rich have conditioned you to believe that budget deficits are inherently bad and that you are somehow on the hook for so called government debt Z(which is just the net amount of money the government has created at any given time).
Both propositions are false.
EXPAT Added Jul 31, 2017 - 12:02am
Stone posts:
 
Expat
 
Not an appropriate response. Put those links up.
Ok Stoney. I always enjoy educating you. But it never lasts long. You always return to your delusions. It will take a bit of effort, so I will post a new article "EXLAX for EXPAT" tonight.
  
BTW: I'm not the druggie here. Look elsewhere for them if you need a supplier :-)
When you are on the drugs your whole demeanor changes. I am not just casting aspersions. That is when you are at your Devil America, and conspiracy  best. And your nastiest, I might add.
 
My drugs are for my Diabetes. When I get high it is on Heineken and Thai Whiskey. 
EXPAT Added Jul 31, 2017 - 12:22am
We may be small and we have our fair share of crooks and gangsters as every country has, but we don't like to be commanded by Brussels.
Buahahaha
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_trafficking_in_Switzerland
Switzerland is primarily a destination and, to a lesser extent, a transit country for women trafficked from Bulgaria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Moldova, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Thailand, Cambodia, Nigeria, and Cameroon for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation. Swiss authorities noted an increase in the number of women trafficked from Eastern Europe, specifically Romania, for sexual exploitation. Limited cases of trafficking for the purpose of domestic servitude and labor exploitation also were reported. According to the U.S. Government's rel="nofollow">2011 Trafficking in Persons report, Switzerland was rated in "Tier 2" for its efforts against human trafficking because it does not fully comply with international minimum requirements but is making "significant efforts to do so." However, the rel="nofollow">2014 Trafficking in Persons report indicates that Switzerland is a "Tier 1" country, indicating that the government "fully complies with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking."
2013 Trafficking in Persons Report

 
https://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/countries/2013/215625.htm
Tier 2
 


Switzerland is primarily a destination and, to a lesser extent, a transit country for women and children subjected to sex trafficking and children forced into begging and theft. Sex trafficking victims originate primarily from Central and Eastern Europe (Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, and Albania), though victims also come from Latin America (Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and Colombia), Asia (Thailand and Cambodia), and Africa (Nigeria and Cameroon). During the last year, Swiss government officials and NGOs reported an increase in the number of children forced into begging and shoplifting from other parts of Europe, especially Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria, many of whom were ethnic Roma. Federal police assessed that the total number of potential trafficking victims residing in Switzerland was between 2,000 and 3,000. Swiss authorities identified larger numbers of Turkish and Macedonian criminal groups also engaged in human trafficking, often in coordination with drug trafficking activities. Federal police noted victims were increasingly housed in rented apartments in smaller, industrialized villages outside of large cities. There reportedly was forced labor in the domestic service sector, particularly in foreign diplomatic households in Geneva, and increasingly in agriculture, construction, hotels, and restaurants. According to Swiss authorities, female and underage asylum seekers were especially vulnerable to sex trafficking.

 
https://wikileaks.org/wiki/Switzerland:_A_parasite_feeding_on_developing_world%3F
Switzerland: A parasite feeding on developing world?

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EXPAT Added Jul 31, 2017 - 12:23am
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Switzerland: A parasite feeding on developing world?

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By Lord Aikins Adusei (rel="nofollow">Modern Ghana)
For more than half a century the Alpine nation of Switzerland has built a reputation as the world´s centre for tax evasion, fraud accounting, money laundering, racketeering, and above all a staunch ally of corrupt third world leaders and a great beneficiary of third world corruption.
Various categories of persons including Popes, presidents, prime ministers, corrupt dictators, wealthy business men, and drug dealers have all used and benefited from the banking secrecy laws of Switzerland. As a result her economy has been described as an underground economy, a deposit box for dirty money and a “dirt-driven economy”.
Over the last couple of years countries such as United States, Germany and France have argued that they have become victims of Swiss illegal financial activities and as result have stepped up their campaign to get Swiss authorities to cooperate in fighting tax evasion and money laundering. The campaign has even brought a row between the German Finance Minister and members of Swiss parliament. These nations claim they are loosing billions of dollars annually through tax evasion and other illegal financial activities. In 2009 an action by the US Justice Department against the Swiss Banking giant UBS earned the United States close to $1 billion. In 2001, the United States learned that the Swiss had protected the bank that handled finances for Osama Bin Laden. One of them, the Bahrain International Bank, had funds transiting through non-published accounts of Clearstream, which has been qualified as a “bank of banks” and was involved in one of Luxembourg’s major financial scandals.
Western governments have argued that dirty money in many forms welcomed by the Switzerland allows the proceeds of corruption, drug trafficking, racketeering and terrorism to tag alongside and deny the world´s poor the chance to escape poverty. Swiss banks are reputed to be holding an estimated 35% of the world’s private and institutional funds (or 3 trillion Swiss francs)”.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Jul 31, 2017 - 4:18am
Expat
 
So you want to tell me that 8 million Swiss are money launderers ? If that were the case we'd all be millionaires.
 
EXPAT Added Jul 31, 2017 - 2:32pm
A dumb reply! I am telling you how the world sees Switzerland. Are all Swiss honest, good people?
wsucram15 Added Jul 31, 2017 - 9:55pm
Expat..They dont launder through Switzerland anymore, maybe some..but its much more brazen than that now.  The Russians have their own bank, well not a bank really, because it has no license in which to operate as a financial institution.  However, funds flow through this institution into billion dollar real estate deals in the US and have been doing so for years.  I think its called the VEB Bank. 
Most people now or so I am told launder their money through much more obscure places, especially if they have illegal gains. Frst US Citizen as of 2012 due to FACTA are off limits to offshore banks without dual citizenship or residence, marriage, etc.
Switzerland by the way, has not been a sought after bank for these type of offshore investments for years.  The netherlands was a big deal but look at the scandal in Cyprus recently.  Russia set up its own US bank, although not really bank to launder funds.
The Swiss are still in the game Expat, its just a much larger game now.  The Chinese use Australia to offshore their money and also have large trade agreements.
Singapore has OCBC which is where many go to hide money and its one of the safest places..Canada...but not for US.  Austria..etc.
 
Also Expat..step back on insulting those of us here living this nightmare right now.  You constantly reflect on how you can sit back and relax on a beach far way from all of this.  Im not knocking your decisions to do what you have done, but please stop treating those of us here like you are seeing it from the same perspective, you are not. 
wsucram15 Added Jul 31, 2017 - 10:25pm
George and SEF...the US dollar as currency is critical to the US, Trump stepping away from the EU and Paris agreement  has pretty much sealed the fate of the dollar. 
China and Russia pushed a long time ago for a different global currency aside from US Dollar to isolate the power of the US.  Russian central bank opened its first branch in Bejing in March of this year signaling a beginning of the by-pass of the US as a global currency and a move back to gold backed reserves, at least for the other two very large trading partners in the world.
Bi-lateral trade between the two countries has so far reached 6.55 billion in 2017 alone.   Now the Saudis dont seem to have a problem with China either as China is their largest customer and their trade is backed by an eastern gold standard.
Ive read also where the IMF is also backing this move...its a slow move but steady.
The US just got bloated and corrupt, it wasnt paying attention to its allies and its foes during times of great prosperity.  It happens and unfortunately no one is listening STILL.
You dont have to be a doomsday prepper, you have to watch the global economy and see that we rely on the US Dollar as a global currency in that market.  When thats gone, we have a problem.
George N Romey Added Aug 1, 2017 - 6:47am
Jeanne you are very correct that the dollar is losing its hegemony. Its been falling steadily.  When the US no longer has the power of the dollar suddenly there will be fewer buyers showing up at treasury auctions.  As it is the Fed has stepped in numerous times, digitized money and bought treasuries.  Americans strapped with debt no longer have the means to support government bonds like back in the days of "savings bonds."  Global investment will begin to chase opportunities in China and Russia (the Belt and Silk Road initiatives.)
 
If the dollar collapses and we have to print money to issue debt how long can that Ponzi scheme last.  Add to that a very unproductive real economy and a dwindling standard of living.  We are very close to financial disaster but NO ONE, including Trump seems to know or really care.
wsucram15 Added Aug 1, 2017 - 4:22pm
George,
I just remember in Global management then Global Economics we discussed all of this.  I can remember discussing China and looking at their selling the US debt to Russia and different other lateral moves to save their market.  Ive seen that China has made huge trade agreements with other countries since the TPP failed here. I didnt like the TPP and it could have been renegotiated, but I dont think Trump realizes we arent in the position we were in before or at least we are on that edge.
I know the largest discussion we had was over the power of the dollar in the global market.  When that drops, many will suffer, its why you see China and Russia making strategic moves to the eastern gold standard.  It minimizes the blow to their economy.  Others I believe are looking at that also...its going to be slow but they want to be away from western influence. 
 Trump is not helping by stomping his feet.   He allowed some of this along with Obama and others before him, to happen.  They were just arrogant.
George N Romey Added Aug 1, 2017 - 4:34pm
To the elites its all fine and no matter what happens they will make out.  Obama is an elite, Trump is but not in the traditional sense.  He's never been invited into their little real club (like the CFR or Davos) because he's so crude.  From what I read both Putin and Jingping have invited the US via Trump into the new global paradigm.  We have the technology, research apparatus, work ethic, know how and means to help and it can be a win/win if its structured properly and away from greedy corporate titans that don't give a damn about the US.
 
However, Trump has caved into pressure that Russia, China and Iran are all boogeymen out to get the US.  Trump is just not a leader.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Aug 2, 2017 - 9:36am
Expat
 
I am telling you how the world sees Switzerland. Are all Swiss honest, good people?
 
I am telling you how the world sees the US. Are all Americans honest, good people ?
 
Stupid question comes back LOL
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Aug 2, 2017 - 9:54am
Jeanne
 
Thanks for some realistic support :-) Actually, BRICS and the AIIB, which wanted to cut the US$/oil binding (for good reason) are already infiltrated by US proxies such as Israel and the UK....and more.
 
And while everybody bashes small Switzerland (maybe also we still have a bit of independence left in Europe...media....), nobody ever accuses the UK or the US of their offshore stuff. Apple ? Hah ! Microsoft ? Hah. And so many more.
 
But the US has a history of bashing the small ones while trying to get the big ones into their boat until they see an occasion to get rid of them.
 
So basically: THE NETWORK is what people lack comprehension of. Does really anybody think that BRICS/AIIB would accepte countries like Israel or the UK or Germany when the founders of BRICS weren't in the same club as them ?
 
In the background it's the US. Why ? Not because they're smarter than the rest. Because they have the weapons and bases.
 
https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/governance/members-of-bank/
 
http://www.maxkeiser.com/2015/04/u-s-hegemony-and-dollar-threatened-by-new-chinese-bank/#more-77003
EXPAT Added Aug 2, 2017 - 5:56pm
Rolling Stone and Jeanne.
I am telling you how the world sees Switzerland. Are all Swiss honest, good people?
 
I am telling you how the world sees the US. Are all Americans honest, good people ?
 
Stupid question comes back LOL

 

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