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MarkO

Labor is always exploited. No?

Marlene

Hubby is swearing at Senator King on FNS. Our *independent* Senator has his Dem talking points down. Doggy is barking,because hubby is shouting STFU at the TV. Ha.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

--Whether the Times' Upper West Side base is unclear, although access to cheap fruits and vegetables may be a progressive selling point.--

I can't help feeling there's a word or two missing in that sentence.

Root, hog, and die.

When we were obligate locavores, malnutrition was the norm by Spring.

Centralcal on iPad

What "reliable" Repulican farmers want is more water storage, less environmental nonsense via insane regulations, etc. I am pretty sure labor falls in behind these and other liberal policies. If you cannot farm, you won't need any hired labor.

Captain Hate

Reliable Republican farmers sounds like concern troll material.

On FNS, Rove and Strassel are going all in on the Fat RINO Bastard electability restoration project.

JoJo

Fat Rino is pro gun control, pro amnesty and pro Obamacare. A Real Winner Republican.

Captain Hate

Yes, I'm quite happy for him to stay in his mobbed up east coast ungovernable dump where he can make headlines trashing some deserving targets.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

Looks like the conversation is moving over here so I'll ask my Pieces question for clarice here;

the Business Insider reports he is accused “of participating in scheme to collect bribes using a "feminine hygiene product"

What the hell does that mean?

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz


Does she look embarrassed?

glasater

One of the so-called 'problems' of that cheap labor is that it isn't cheap.

Mexicans or Central Americans coming in to our country to work the fields aren't stupid. They are paid well for the labor they provide. The problem is if they're illegal they don't pay taxes on that good money they make. And in the past much of that money was sent home.

Then there's the problem that white people will not do that back breaking work.

I went out to photograph the last of the wine grape harvest last Fall and there was one lone caucasian guy in a crew of hispanic laborers. I was amazed to see the white guy 'cause he was the first one I'd seen doing the hand picking in years.

Centralcal on iPad

Douche product, I think I read somewhere, hhjjiggy

Captain Hate

Somebody here mentioned "The Journalist and the Murderer" by Janet Malcolm when we discussing Joe McGinnis; here's what I wrote about it in the AoS book thread:

Also read, on a lark, a book about that pesky vermin, Joe McGinnis, who'd been stalking the Palin family until he died and went to hell. I became aware, in some thread elsewhere while comparing notes on what a dickhole he was, about how Janet Malcolm wrote a book, "The Journalist and the Murderer", about what a shithead McGinnis was on misleading the subject of an earlier book, "Fatal Vision", before torpedoing him after his trial. Malcolm is a journalist so the book reads fairly quickly and she gets to her points very well while still admitting that there's some moral ambiguity in the role of somebody trying to get to the truth. McGinnis comes across as quite the cocksucker and dirtbag. The subject of the original trial comes off as naive and probably not a person who I would like, but it's not apparent that he was really guilty in the trial. The Fatal Vision book, rightly or otherwise, made him look very very guilty. One thing that came off rather strangely was William F Buckley's role in the subsequent libel trial as an expert witness for McGinnis. Malcolm doesn't interview him, for whatever reason, but it what she quotes from his testimony he doesn't come off very well. I ran hot and cold on WFB while admitting he's usually a good conservative voice; however he has a lot of fanboiz who have the mental capacity of BOR who like him because he uses big words imo. Anyway it was an interesting read.

Clarice Feldman

"What the hell does that mean?" , I've no idea, I quoted it because it sounded intriguing and amusing.

narciso

Well Erroll Morris, who's just gone stark raving in his inability to get a rise out Rumsfeld,previous project, was a rather systemic dissection of the case, it would be charitable to say the prosecutors botched the case.

rse

OL-

this, I believe, pertains to the WaPo article you mentioned as well as where CC really intends to drag this country:

"The meritocratic ideology that dominates in testing may be dysfunctional to developmental democratization, particularly when developmental opportunities are distributed on the basis of prior developmental achievements and when level of prioe development may be, in part, a function of the maldistribution of the opportunity to develop, learn, or excel."

I took that from an ETS report from 2012 so that would be the philosophy behind the new SAT and AP frameworks as well.

I was nailing down something else related to that obuchenie mindset I have been writing about recently and the fact that ETS has been pushing and financing since mid-80s. The systems thinking push in schools and digital learning are both just a means to get that desired framing mindset.

Oh, I do love 20 year old discarded books.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

That doesn't really clarify things much cc, unless you were just calling me a douche product, which does make a little more sense.
Maybe douche product is a euphemism?
"Hey, hand over the bribe or I'm sending my douche nozzle over to rough youz up a little."

I was visualizing thin rolls of Benjamins with a string hanging off the bottom or thick wads of cash "with wings for those heavy flow days".
Still confused.

narciso

this gives you a certain feeling for the case;

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jesse-kornbluth/a-jury-said-jeffrey-macdo_b_1852292.html

I would say, it has elements of future deja vu.

Captain Hate

Malcolm made the assertion in her book that MacDonald was never an interesting enough person to McGinnis so he had to construct a more compelling character in his book.

Account Deleted

If the NYT piece had been written and published by a news organization, some mention might have been made concerning remittance flows indicating illegals fleeing home due to the Obama Wreckovery. Mention might also have been made of falling unemployment in Mexico which matches up nicely with its falling fertility rate.

A news organization might also have noted wrt California that the LA County sanctuary policy couple with increased laxity in awarding EBT cards raises the wage level necessary to draw workers to farm labor.

Clarice Feldman

Maybe they planned to hide the pelf in tampons and have Maddow bring them over as earrings.

narciso

Curiously, I wondered since Steyn has retained him as counsel;

http://www.superlawyers.com/new-york-metro/article/Dans-Law/e71abfe1-da81-47fd-b486-354d62597768.html

falls in the TMI category, clarice,

Comanche Voter

You could solve the Central Valley farmer's labor problem with a revival of the old bracero program--without engaging in "comprehensive immigration reform". Under Obama, anything "comprehensive" is synonymous with "clusterfuck". See Obamacare.

But a bracero program won't solve the longer term problem which is that Mexico's economy is picking up. Why go to El Norte if you can make a decent living south of the border?

I don't have a major problem with granting some sort of amnesty--short of citizenship--to folks who've been here a long time, kept their nose clean as it were, and built a life as guest workers.

But I get back to my fear--or rather loathing--for anything that the Pelosi-Reid-Obama crew labels as "comprehensive".

Jane

I can't believe the Sunday News Shows were all about Bridgegate. They need Clarice's Pieces.

narciso
Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

As far fetched as it sounds the rule of law and a free market might be one avenue we could try.
Since it is the government's job to secure our borders and not let people in illegally while it is not the government's job to ensure a supply of immigrants who will work cheaper than citizens we could enforce laws securing the borders.

Then once that old fashioned rule of law thing was working again we could perhaps engage in some of that free market stuff even Barry the Marxist says he believes in;
farmers grow crops calculating the price of which based partly on the cost of labor in a free and fair exchange with legal citizen employees and contractors.
Virtually every other industry does. Why not farming?

glasater

Rick B and Comanche-

You both assess the illegal laborer situation from a sound perspective. The only thing I could add is that I've grown up with these people all my life in which I offer my own data base :-)

It is true I believe that not as much money is going back home to Mexico in part because just living in our country is costing more dinero to do so.

And from listening to CNBC, Mexico's economy is getting much better and the illegals around here that I've spoken with do want to go home to South of our border.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

I want to import thousands of Mexican lawyers who will work for the minimum wage, instead of $3-400 an hour.
Anybody who thinks their work product could possibly be substantially lower than the bulk of $3-400 lawyers hasn't been in a courthouse lately.

Centralcal on iPad

Careful, Iggy. Cali already allows illegals to be lawyers, don't they.

narciso

well he's got gumption,

http://weaselzippers.us/181128-shrimp-boy-rides-again/

in the bearded spock universe, this raises nary a whisper;

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

I suspect Mexico's economy is improving because they finally reduced the influence of those criminal organizations that have been dominating it for so long and replaced them with slightly less corrupt entities.

The former of course are the PRI and other political parties and the latter are the cartels.

glasater

Ignatz-

When I was pretty young and my dad was a school principal in a very small rural grade school we had migrant workers for the various seasons and many of those migrants were white.

In the Spring the older grade school kids - most were not hispanics - got out of school and cut asparagus in the early mornings, went home to clean up and came to school later in the day. Lots of examples of similar work that white kids did. Picking cherries, plums & apples.

That's just not done anymore.

I remember families who would come to the area and pick cherries 'cause if the crop was really good they could make some serious money in a short period of time. That's just not done anymore in the white community and I know you know the reasons why.

It's too bad but that's the way it is now :-)

Klickers' strawberries in our area have had summer jobs for kids for generations as a way to make some summer money. Now they are phasing it out because the regulations the state and feds dump on their business aren't worth it to them anymore.

narciso

Nabbing El Chapo, is like when they sent Mickey Cohen 'up the river' made way for up and coming players like Johnny Roselli,

Barack Obama

"The former of course are the PRI and other political parties and the latter are the cartels."

That's why I sent them all those guns. You're welcome.

Captain Hate

MOAR Bridgegate: http://minx.cc/?post=348225

narciso

Surprisingly, TPM has taken their comments section, the Daily News has gone stark raving, on the subject,

rich@gmu

great pieces this afternoon clarice.

Holly

From previous thread: "and tstl...that hurts. ouch."

Not my intent, rich. I believe the term was coined in the literary world by reviewers to describe protagonists who think or do stupid stuff. My daughter's college friends have refined the term to a reference to intoxication. Doing stupid stuff while drunk. My young dance friend got his tattoo in the midst of an alcoholic spree.

Anonomom's suggestion is good. Know that you are loved.

Account Deleted

"in part because just living in our country is costing more dinero to do so."

glasater,

Perhaps, in part. The greater reason is "gone home due to lack of work" and it pertains to the Obama Wreckovery in home building and to the impact of the Obama Wreckovery on disposable personal income which has resulted in many people actually cutting their own lawns and cleaning their own homes.

I find Pew's speculation on the numbers who have returned to Mexico laughably low in relationship to the World Bank remittance numbers.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

Good article with the opposite viewpoint of narc's 11:52AM link about the Jeffrey McDonald case.
Had forgotten all about this scumball until McGinnis croaked.

NK(withnewsoftware)

RickB-- do you read Mark Krikorian? I trust him as an honest broker on immigration #s. Below is a link to his writings at NRO. Looking at the numbers he persuaded me what serves the national interest best: invoke strong employer requiremenats and stronger penalties. Condition amnesty on being employed and working fully on the books. Given those conditions, Krikorian believes about 4-5M current illegals would opt to comply, the remainder would self-deport because being 'on the books' doesn't work for them. IN RETURN, future legal immigration is reformed to greatly reduce family reunification and emphasise immigration of those with wealth, either in financial or human capital. The Ted Kennedy family reunification LEGAL immigration is what keeps bring in poor uneduacated immigrants who immediately join the welfare mill-- i.e Dem voters. Brnging in rich immigrants is elitist? It works great for Canada. Amnestying 4million workers in exchange for reforming the evils of the Kennedy immigration/Dem voter mill serves the national interest. http://www.nationalreview.com/author/mark-krikorian

Danube on iPad

I first saw McGinniss when he made a TV appearance to promote The Selling of the President. I disliked him intensely and instantly, as I did Jeffrey MacDonald.

Neo

Obama’s sixth year in the White House is shaping up as his worst, and that’s saying something. He’s been in the Oval Office so long that it is obscene to blame his problems on George W. Bush, the weather or racism. Obama owns the world he made, or more accurately, the world he tried to remake.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

That 2:20 link is a very good read even if, like me you have little or no interest in the McDonald case or Joe McGinniss.
Errol Morris does not fare well.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

--That's just not done anymore.--

That's consistent, I think, with my point glasater.
It is corporatism not libertarianism to believe borders don't matter and the government should open them to supply cheap labor.
Were our borders enforced wages would equilibriate in a voluntary and legally supported free market where either employees and contractors could be found at a voluntary pay rate or mechanization would be more economical and/or a foreign import market would develop to moderate and influence the whole process.
White people will do those jobs at certain wages just not those foreign migrants will.

As evidence is the logging industry. Many logging jobs are considerably more physically demanding than farm labor. White young men are quite willing to do it at a certain wage. Slowly, illegals and presumably some legal immigrants are taking over more of these physically demanding jobs at lower wages.

No borders equals no US eventually, and no US means no freedom of any kind eventually.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Ig@ 255-- couldn't agree more with that. Corporate cronyism is an enemy of a free market economy, and therefore an enemy of freedom.

Man Tran on iPhone

All you ski bums (looking at you Jane and daddy) we had dinner at the Golden Bee last night along with a couple from Brookfield CT. The lady has spent her whole career teaching the special needs kids and her hubby goes to every school board meeting to harass the dim bulbs up front.

A copy of rse's tome heading their way.

Captain Hate

Maybe it's an overreaction to the Amirault case, Duke lacrosse and some local politicized bums we've had here, but a prosecutor is the last person I'd trust on whether somebody was innocent or guilty.

narciso

It's curious, because Ailes still considered McGuiness a friend, despite the characterization of him, in SoP, which was nevertheless near beer, compared to what we've seen recently,

His willingness to use the wretched droppings of the worst of the nutrooters, in his last work, dumped in all of our local libraries, maybe colors my perspective,

glasater

Ignatz-

I certainly agree with your position on borders and the rest of your comment certainly.

My major annoyance is with kids not being able to make some summer money because the poor darlings might have to learn how to work :-)

You wouldn't hire teenagers for work in the woods (as my cousins used to call it) necessarily but I do hear what you're saying about some of those timber jobs going to illegals in recent times.

I just don't get as wound up over illegals coming to our area doing the back breaking work in say the onion fields close by our town.

What I do get wound up about is how liberals/progs are working to get these people to vote. Or felons to vote.
I'll work very diligently to get that stopped.

Liberty

Corporate cronyism is fine. Collusion is fine. Whatever I do with the resources at my disposal is my business, not the feds.

There is nothing wrong with collusion or cronyism unless one is a leftist who believes producers are forced to provide him goods, and at an artificially low price that he arbitrarily desires. What is the only way to "prevent" the voluntary act of collusion? Force, by the government. Setting prices, compensation, or hiring practices by peaceful action is not wrong: rather, invoking force upon those who peacefully collude is wrong.

Danube on iPad

"a prosecutor is the last person I'd trust on whether somebody was innocent or guilty"

Last person I'd trust is a defense lawyer, followed closely by a a prosecutor.

narciso

Now this writer, did as much to ravage the perception of these conflicts from the beginning, however'


http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/03/bombshell-afghanistan-iraq-vets-prefer-george-w-bush-over-obama-by-two-to-one-ratio/

NK(withnewsoftware)

Corporatists colluding with politicians and especially permanent bureaucrats is a clear enemy of freedom. The Sherman Act was a fine idea that has served the nation well. The lessons of the vertically integrated robber baron industries, captured with politician help obviously, shouldn't be forgotten.

Captain Hate

His willingness to use the wretched droppings of the worst of the nutrooters, in his last work, dumped in all of our local libraries, maybe colors my perspective,

Ugh, there are 46 copies of that last trash book in the citywide system.

rich@gmu

Posted by: Holly | March 30, 2014 at 01:39 PM

thank you and the advise on the other thread helped.

Clarice Feldman

AoS nails the program.

rich@gmu

Posted by: Liberty | March 30, 2014 at 03:53 PM

???

maybe I'm still hungover...cause I couldn't make a bit of sense out of that comment.

narciso

Yes, Standard Oil was broken up along regional lines, they regrouped back with the Achincarry agreement, Microsoft was able to secure almost total saturation mostly legally,
the tales of how Zuckerberg secured his fortune, are not terribly edifying, yet he's pretty much untouchable.

Liberty

If all the oil company CEO's get together to set prices, that doesn't involve capturing politicians. They have a right to maximize profits so long as they're not forcing me to buy their products.

narciso

I don't think one is supposed to, Nixon was painted like some fiercesome gnome, but specially after Max Holland's tome, which unexpectedly is not widely circulated anywhere, one sees he was mostly not paranoid enough, Bob Woodward is more of a fraud, then I originally thought,

rich@gmu

Clarice-

which one. the bridgegate thing?

guess nothing else is going on in the world that a traffic jam in jersey a few months ago is the OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

--Corporate cronyism is fine. Collusion is fine.--

Theoretically. As NK points out however, in the real world it invariably either leads to or is the result of protection buying at some level of government.

rich@gmu

since government price fixing doesn't work not sure how industry price fixing would?

still not getting the point though

MarkO

There is a different standard of ethics for a prosecutor. Particularly where discretion can be used. A corrupt prosecutor is far more dangerous than a corrupt criminal defense lawyer.

narciso

Interesting about this, of course it would have mattered more two years ago, when Zimmerman was being hunted more diligently then the one armed man;

http://therightscoop.com/excellent-stephen-a-smith-stands-with-kobe-bryant-on-his-trayvon-martin-comments/

Danube on iPad

"Setting prices, compensation, or hiring practices by peaceful action is not wrong: rather, invoking force upon those who peacefully collude is wrong."

Collusion on prices or compensation is a felony under federal law and, I believe, under the laws of every one of the fifty states - and very rightfully so.

Danube on iPad

I thought the Weingarten account made Erroll Morris look awfully bad. I remain fully convinced that MacDonald is 100% guilty, and I dearly hope that he dies in prison.

narciso

Yes nothing else, happened of note recently;


http://www.interpretermag.com/day-41-russian-trained-snipers-killed-maidan-protesters/

of course, Crimea was just the or doerve to the main course, the virtual silent response to the first incursion on European territory since 1989, has been edifying,

narciso

And by edifying I mean exasperating;

I used to read his material, back when he was with Dave Barry in the Sunday Magazine;

http://newsbusters.org/people/gene-weingarten

Liberty

Danube @4:58

I believe in free markets and property rights, you believe in government coercion for the good of the collective. Which is of course just socialism.

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

when Zimmerman was being hunted more diligently then the one armed man;

Hah, narciso! Great line!

Miss Marple

Price collusion doesn't seem to be capitalism to me, but then I am not a lawyer nor an economist.

So, if a bunch of food companies get together and decides they are all going to price dairy products at a 1000% profit, so that lower income people cannot get milk or cheese, that is ok?

I don't think that is right, regardless of the legality, which I think it is not.

Miss Marple

Off to evening mass.

daddy

Good Morning.

BBC TV is reporting that Hollande and the Socialists got clobbered in the French Elections over the night. Here's their print story on the Election: France local elections: Socialists lose heavily - early results

Le Pen's party did quite well and the BBC continues to call them "THe Far Right Party".

Only highlight for the Socialists is that in the Race for Mayor of Paris (which has been going on for 2 years now between 4 women) the Brunette Socialist finally defeated the Blonde who used to be spokesperson for Sarkozy.

Jane

There is a different standard of ethics for a prosecutor. Particularly where discretion can be used. A corrupt prosecutor is far more dangerous than a corrupt criminal defense lawyer.

As with politicians I no longer believe most prosecutors are honest. If I was looking for a defense lawyer I'd find one that was buddies with the prosecutor and was considered honest by the judge.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

Not sure if Liberty is a Randian or an Austrian or Friedmanian? or what but the theory he is advancing is presumably that free markets will never allow collusion or monopolies to exist, which is true in a truly free market.
I wish we might someday live in one but until we do capitalists will always seek to buy a free market exemption for themselves from the state and will very often do so.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Great to see Socialists trounced anywhere anytime. I will be visiting La Belle France around Mem Weekend, on a historical society trip to the Normandy Beach battlefields. I've never been, this year is the 70th anniversary of 'The Longest Day'. Making this trip is the least I can for the young men who gave the last full measure to protect the USA from fascist tyranny. We are squandering their sacrifice, but there is time to retain freedom for our kids. But there is much work to do.

daddy

Yesterday came thru Manila. It was was good to see that one of the Headlines on the front page above the fold in the Philippine Star Newspaper was on the gunrunning of stolen arms to the Islamic Rebels, involving California State Senator, Democrat Leonard Yee:

Phl to probe arms smuggling

MANILA, Philippines - The government is preparing to investigate alleged arms trafficking involving an unnamed military captain, California senator Leland Yee and a faction of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

So CNN May not care about running the story, but it's nice to see that the Philippino's have a little more interest in it. Lee's corruption unfortunately fits right in with lots of their local home-grown corruption.

Liberty

Marple @ 5:20

so that lower income people cannot get milk or cheese, that is ok?

Coerced competition at the point of a government rifle isn't a free market, it's socialism plain and simple.

NK(withnewsoftware)

daddy-- any new relevant info regarding MH370?

Porchlight

I didn't know McGinniss had died. First class jerk, but I found Fatal Vision persuasive as to MacDonald's guilt.

NK(withnewsoftware)

artificially rigging markets is the opposite of free markets, in fact it's a failed market. Market freedom needs function markets, so artificial restraint of trade and rigging markets mandates societal correction to permit functioning markets that allow willing trades to happen, rather than be artificially, and coercively, prevented. Just because someone calls themselves a 'banker' rather than a government official, doen't make their interference with free markets less coercive.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

Rigged markets don't survive in a truly free market.

narciso

He misses the point spectacularly;

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas-jeb-bush-stumps-better-schools

well the National Front comes from the Poujade movement, lower middle class populists, with a nasty streak of antiSemitism
that it inherited from their distant ancestor, the Boulanger movement, but it is somewhat statist,

Danube on iPad

"I believe in free markets and property rights, you believe in government coercion for the good of the collective."

You are an outright ignoramus. The purpose of laws against price-fixing is to ensure a free and competitive market. A market in which competitors are permitted to collude on prices is not a free market, it is a shared monopoly.

I believe in government coercion of criminals. Price-fixing is a crime. Ron Paul would laugh at your economic baby-talk.

Danube on iPad

"Not sure if Liberty is a Randian or an Austrian or Friedmanian?"

He is not remotely any of the above. He is an abject fool who doesn't understand what he is saying.

Bori

Narciso,

To be fair to Stephen Smith, right after the verdict was announced, on his next show he did say that he agreed with the verdict.

He also stated that he reviewed the court proceedings and was shocked that the story as presented by MSM was so different from the court proceedings.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

Steven Smith has demonstrated pretty good sense on numerous occasions.
Has ESPN fired him yet?

jimmyk

Price collusion doesn't seem to be capitalism to me, but then I am not a lawyer nor an economist.

Liberty seems to be a Randian libertarian. There is an argument that collusion and monopoly only persist with the help of government, otherwise they break down. It seems to me they outright price-fixing can long enough to be damaging that I don't mind having it be illegal. But a lot of antitrust laws go too far in restricting reasonable business practices (like retail price maintenance), while at the same time ignoring cartels and licensing requirements that have the effect of creating monopolies.

jimmyk

seems to me THAT

Liberty

it is a shared monopoly.

If monopoly is a result of freely negotiated mergers, that's fine.

But real freedom obviously bothers you. What you really want is cheap stuff and if that requires socialist restrictions on the producer's freedom of action, so be it.

Personally I prefer freedom.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

Milton Friedman taught that no attempted monopoly could survive in a truly free market and he was somewhat less doctrinaire than many Austrians or especially Randians.

Doesn't mean Liberty isn't an ignoramus, his definition of socialism seems a bit weird, but he's not making some arguments that haven't been made before by pretty well known, respected people.

daddy

Worth mentioning that in all the hundreds of stories I can read on the BBC's webpages about everything in the world that they care to report on, I can only find 5 stories currently up that the BBC allows readers to comment on:

1) Is 3D printing a threat to big business and the environment?

2) Can a big climate report blossom in Japan?

3) UK's future climate to be all sorts

4) Synthetic DNA advance is hailed

5) Europe begins Mars site selection

That's it. None of the other stories, as far as I can tell, never even allowed readers to comment.

So for BBC readers, on all their hundreds of stories about Politics, Politicians, Foreign Policy, Crimea, the Economy, World Trade, Corruption, Health Care, Immigration, Radical Islam, Terrorism, etc, nobody is allowed to speak except for the Beeb.

Yet if you want to push the Climate Change meme, or tell their space agency where to land on Mars, you can kibitz to your hearts content.

Simply for the decisions of when they do and don't let readers comment the BBC should be shut down and cleaned out like the Augean Stables.

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