Category Archives: Hypocrisy

Merkel on Trump

Angela Merkel has called on Trump to respect “democratic values”: “She stressed that “the partnership with the USA is and will remain the foundation of German foreign policy so that we can meet the great challenges of our times”. These … Continue reading

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ISIS and cancer: We’ll never get anywhere if we only focus on the symptoms

As was to be expected, the usual suspects are already trying to use the deaths in Paris for their own political agenda. But even the ones that are not openly xenophobic seem to mainly think of calling the attackers “barbarians”, … Continue reading

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It’s the two-facedness that’s really pissing me off

EU officials have “warned” the Russian government w.r.t. the air strikes their forces are flying: EU foreign ministers meeting on October 12 warned Moscow to focus its military actions in Syria on Islamic State extremists and not target moderate opposition … Continue reading

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NFL: reflecting barbaric mores

As Shutdown Corner points out, the NFL has upped their abysmal handling of the Rice situation (my emphasis): The NFL is still being criticized for giving Ray Rice a light, two-game suspension, as well it should. The league did a … Continue reading

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The powerless get disciplined, the powerful not so much

BNP Paribas has just paid a rather large fine for circumventing US sanctions, HSBC paid a (significantly smaller) fine for laundering money of criminal organizations, yet in both of these cases the decision makers have been untouched – undermining any … Continue reading

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Coda to the MC discussion on feministe.us

It looks as if the comment thread of the MC post on feministe.us is permanently closed, so I’ll use this roundabout way to clarify my point once more. A user named macavitykitsune replied to me: You know what, it’s possible … Continue reading

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When the Nazis took the Communists…

A friend set me off when he linked to a post discussing the inane opinion of Lindsey Graham, Republican from South Carolina, who’s “glad” about the PRISM program. Here’s what I wrote: On to the question: I’ve just watched a … Continue reading

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