Opinion – A new Cold War as Russia threatens food and flights – Independent.ie -John Gelmini



Press statements following the BRICS summit.

Press statements following the BRICS summit. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr Alf is right, the ratcheting up of sanctions will produce a new Cold War and tip most of Europe back into recession. It is by no means certain that the sanctions on either side would work or create any particular advantage for anyone other than armaments firms, investors in defence stocks and the bankers who provide companies like Raytheon, Gruman,the Carlyle Group and BAE Defence systems with money.

It might be good for those interested in buying gold and for those involved in its sale.

Other than that, it is going to mean costlier foods, more expensive airline travel, higher fuel prices, greater unemployment and misery.

This is how it will be for the bulk of ordinary people, who always get the short end of the stick.

Should things turn ugly with say the annexation of Eastern Ukraine, the result will be deaths in the ensuing war and occupation, global uncertainty about the future, and China and the rest of the BRICS increasingly wanting to do their own thing and get progressively out of the Dollar.

How any of this is in our collective interests I fail to see but I am willing to be enlightened.

John Gelmini



Opinion: UK Immigration-Pseudo-research Pulls 385,000 Migrants Out Of A Hat – Social Europe Journal-John Gelmini

Victoria Coach Station

Victoria Coach Station (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Home Office was fiddling immigration figures prior to Enoch Powell’s “Rivers of Blood ” speech and his expose of what they were doing was the real reason for his sacking by the then Prime Minister Edward Heath.

That was 50 years ago.

In the 1990s, we had a shortage of dentists and construction workers.

The then Labour Government predicted that 13,000 Poles would come to the UK and that all our troubles would be over. In reality, the figure was 1 million as evidenced by school admissions of children of Poles and the number of notes and coins in circulation.

Half those Poles returned but were replaced by other Eastern Europeans plus people from outside Europe.
The then Labour Government brought in E-Borders a Raytheon system from America to “count people into and out of the country”.

As of this writing , despite the best efforts of BT Global Services and Tech Mahendra (One of BT Global Services outsourcing partners from India), E-Borders is still not fully operational everywhere.

We lost the UK’s coastal protection vessel in 2012 so we have no way of counting people in and out of the UK especially as there are no checkpoints in places like Victoria Coach station.

The official population according to ONS is 63.5 million but the number of notes and coins in circulation,the amount of food sold in supermarkets and the number of mid-term school registrations suggests that the real figure is 70 million.

With 19 million more NI numbers than there are people in the workforce and the ease with which passports and other documentation can be purchased in rogue mosques and through other nefarious sources suggests why illegal immigration is running at 250,000 a year.

The Romanians and Bulgarians will simply add to the problem and nothing will be done to effect real control

John Gelmini

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