Andreas Vox

Andreas Vox

  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    Can't disagree much there, just that it's maybe unfair to blame later developments on Marx. If he'd lived, I'm sure he had adjusted his predictions to the new data. He died 1883, trade unions were legalized 1872 in UK, 1884...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    Where was Marx wrong? The only wrongs I see are that his followers used his analysis to predict and enact the political future. Marx analysis of added value, accumulation loop of capital and periodic crises of the capitalist system have...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    So we are supposed to cast JC as Brian?...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    I don't think that the party base is overwhelmingly hard left; just left of New Labour. And an unconditional campaign for single market membership might get a large portion of the PLP on board. If Corbyn is able and willing...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    Let's see if the Labour party has an election strategy. I think if they campaign on staying in the single market and attacking the Tories for promising an unrealistic deal and risking the economy, there's a chance to break the...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    I don't care about Sturgeon's game plan as long as it includes the political distraction of TMay's Tory party. You really have to admire how TMay painted herself into a corner. She could have gone for soft brexit and all...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    It's twice as likely to be killed by an armed toddler (~20 fatalities per year in the U..S.) than by a jihadist. If you only count jihadists who come from outside the U.S., the proportion rises to 10....
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    IIRC melting the antarctic ice will amount to a 60m sealevel rise, so more countries than just Australia and Argentina would be pissed....
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    Just imagine the fallout if Putin leaks proof of how Russia rigged the election after the inauguration....
  • Commented on The Day After
    But isn't the UK one of those terrorist infested muslim countries? I doubt Trump will make it easier to enter the US from the UK....
  • Commented on The Day After
    Well, imagine the Catholic/Lutheran schism is 1000 years past and now Islamic forces are Bombing cities all over Europe. You still think Catholics and protestants would form a (temporary) military Alliance? Right now Shiite forces are fighting Da'esh, even if...
  • Commented on The Day After
    China on the other hand .... This could be a problem. Or Iran. Imagine Trump and Netanyau bombing the hell out of Iran and Iran responding with forming an alliance with ISIS and bombing the hell out of the west....
  • Commented on The Day After
    g) Raising tariffs on international trade (probably self-defying, but he might try) h) Bring the Fed in government control and print money...
  • Commented on Facts of Life and Death
    I think his chance as prime minister vanished when he became Foreign Secretary under May. Now Brexit is either an success and May will rule for 20 years (haha, just kidding) or this government will be so burned over Brexit...
  • Commented on Facts of Life and Death
    Do you know why? I'm also not sure if it's a wise decision. And the last sentence from the letter sounds a little as if they've signed the OSA....
  • Commented on Facts of Life and Death
    Bye bye RT: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/17/russia-todays-uk-bank-accounts-frozen-says-editor...
  • Commented on Facts of Life and Death
    The problem with Syria is that there are no good options. You can't negotiate with IS. AlNusra is closer to IS than to the West. So Russia is correct in first fighting IS/AlNusra and look for a political solution later....
  • Commented on Facts of Life and Death
    Talking about terrorists, look who's coming for a visit: home secretary urged to prevent new-nazi band to enter uk. The concert is supposed to take place in Edinburgh. I hope the police is checking everyone for weapons. Didn't someone say...
  • Commented on Facts of Life and Death
    Quite. Another upside of an economic crash is that it makes it easier to comply with CO2 reduction. The downside of course is, even if the people get less immigration, they are unlike to reward the ruling party at the...
  • Commented on Facts of Life and Death
    Labour's policy is a) respect the referendum b) ensure access to single market for products and services c) make state interventions possible If the economy starts tanking, I think it's possible they will support stopping Brexit. Of course, in that...
  • Commented on Suspense is the key
    But is suspense the same thing as not knowing how the story continues? I think not. At least I catch myself during re-reads hoping for someone doing something helpful even if I know that they won't. So here's my alternate...
  • Commented on Suspense is the key
    I think the master is Arundhati Roy with her book "The God of Small Things". She manages to keep that IMR feeling from first page to last page. Or, as one review on the cover says: "Roy peels away the...
  • Commented on Sometimes I don't know why I bother!
    Antonio Gramsci, who did more for political science while in a Fascist prison than Lenin and Engels did running wild....
  • Commented on Writer, Interrupted
    I thought of "Meat fucker"....
  • Commented on The iron law of development
    Well, what if there is an infinite but fixed number of parallel universes? That would account for the wave-like phenomena but wouldn't posit an inflationary number of universes or break energy conservation. AFAIK all QM transformations are unitary, so that...
  • Commented on Administrative note
    Great! Someone mentioned a "substantial new blog essay"? :-)...
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    OT: It appears that your feline overlords are taking a more visible role in running your country. Has Menhit shown any ambitions to move into Holyrood yet?...
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    Sure. Before or after the Space Opera? :-)...
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    Not your usual steampunk paranormal romance so much as gritty, almost noir-ish crime thrillers set in the underbelly of the resulting world. To say more would risk spoilering it: highly recommended. Bought. Currently I read the Guardian's installments of "House...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLOND
    "Quod licet Jorris non licet Boris"? Who the fuck is Jorris and why does he get away with even more than BoJo?...
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