Maniacal Laughter

They’ve awarded the EU the Nobel Peace Prize! Ambrose Evans-Pritchard:

You couldn’t make it up.

News that the European Union has won the Nobel Peace Prize this morning comes as we learn that Europe’s attempt to break the power of nation states through currency union has pushed Greek unemployment to a record 25.1pc – just ahead of Spain – with far worse yet to come.

It comes as EMU’s North-South split turns more acrimonious by the day, with the creditor bloc and debtor bloc (to use a very crude description that does not capture what is really a story of currency misalignment) eyeing each other with increasing hatred.

It comes days after Chancellor Angela Merkel was greeted in Athens by enraged crowds, some giving Hitler salutes, others protesting that Greece has become a “slave colony of the European Union”.

The Greek state had to deploy 7,000 police and impose a partial lockdown of Athens to keep her safe. The Frankfurter Allgemeine said Konrad Adenauer enjoyed a friendlier welcome in 1954 – as he deserved – less than a decade after Wehrmacht occupation (and 300,000 deaths).

It comes as the vice-president of the Spanish parliament calls for deployment of the Guardia Civil to crush Catalan separatists. And while the Catalan dispute obviously predates the EMU crisis, it has erupted now precisely because the EMU system has driven Spain into crippling depression.

It comes after the EMU’s policy structure – having first stoked credit booms in a string of countries – has swung to the other extreme of maniacal contraction that is pushing the eurozone into a deepening double-dip slump.

Nigel Farage via Zero Hedge:

“You only have to open your eyes to see the increasing violence and division within the EU which is caused by the Euro project” he said.

“Spain is on the verge of a bail-out, with senior military figures warning that the Army may have to intervene in Catalonia. In Greece people are starving and abandoning their children through desperate poverty and never a week goes by that we don’t see riots and protests in capital cities against the troika and the economic prison they have imposed.

“The next stage is to abandon the Nation state: the awarding of this prize to the EU brings it into disrepute.”

Mr Farage added, “The last attempt in Europe to impose a new flag, currency and nationality on separate states was called Yugoslavia. The EU is repeating the same tragic mistake.”

“Rather than bring peace and harmony, the EU will cause insurgency and violence.”

But then, the IPCC and Al Gore were awarded the same prize in 2007, just when climate scepticism was starting to take off.

My grieving pollster has mailed me a whole bunch of completed ISIS questionnaires. He’s got more, but he doesn’t know where. But I’m very glad of the ones he’s sent.

I had my teeth scaled and polished today. After peering into my mouth, the hygienist said, “You’re a smoker, aren’t you?” And I said yes.

“You do know, don’t you, that I’m going to tell you that you should stop smoking?”

“And you do know, don’t you,” I replied, “that I’m going to pay no attention to you at all?”

After that, we got along swimmingly.

She said I had a couple of gold crowns. And that, in Britain, the police can’t arrest you for vagrancy if you’ve got any gold teeth. It’s an old law which has never been repealed, it seems. Sort of one law for the rich, and one for the poor.

I don’t really have any gold teeth. They’re just gold-plated. But the police won’t know that when they find me lying drunk in a gutter, will they?

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16 Responses to Maniacal Laughter

  1. Reinhold says:

    High time for the asylum. For a sane brain there’s no place in this world any longer.

  2. wobbler2012 says:

    That Nobel Peace Prize is utterly insane and not worth a thing, they also gave it to Obama too for Christs sake lol. As the years go on it gets worse and worse, it’s a total joke award.

    • harleyrider1978 says:

      The nobel is a G-DUNK award just like the navys Achievement Medal which I turned down due to its plastic standing. Its nothing but a feel good award for baaically ”DOING NOTHING” or fucking as many folks as you can while pushing the NEW WORLD ORDER!

      • harleyrider1978 says:

        Yes even the US NAVY tried to re-educate its sailors into the new leftist regime thru a 12-14 hour a day flash school for 2 solid weeks. Leadership Management Enhancement Class or LMET as they called it. Of course the school command in San Diego said Mr Harleyrider your a lost soul we cant get to you……….Of course you cant Im immune to BULLSHIT. I fought em tooth and nail the whole 2 weeks………….You cant break an independent mind nor fool them with lies like second hand smoke which is pretty much what LMET school was selling only in other subject matter.

        • harleyrider1978 says:

          To that school team player meant team forced group think! Independent thought is not allowed! 1984 anyone.

      • margo says:

        I love your spirit, harleyrider. I think that every day!

  3. harleyrider1978 says:

    To me leaders arent made their born and their greatness is shown under trying times as now.

    Never surrrender and never ever give up!

    Frank immortalizes this definition and to me is another Churchill!

  4. margo says:

    The EU isn’t even a person. Maybe they’ll award it to a robot next time.

  5. junican says:

    Compromised beyond recognition. Expect Arnott to receive the Scinece prize next “For her contibutions to epidemiology”

  6. Frank Davis says:

    From eureferendum

    Ruminating on the absurd award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the EU, we note from Autonomous Mind that Thorbjørn Jagland, head of the prize committee, is also Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

    With its stated aims, “To achieve greater unity between its members for the purpose of safeguarding and realising the ideals and principles which are their common heritage and facilitating their economic and social progress”, one can see why he was motivated to award the prize to the Brussels monster.

    However, it is also customary, according to Wikipedia to seek a unanimous decision if possible. And here we learn from the Norwegian paper Aftenposten that there was one member of the committee who most emphatically would not have voted for the EU.

    This was Ågot Valle, former deputy leader of the “No to EU” campaign. Mysteriously, though, it just happened that when that Thorbjørn Jagland decided to call for the final vote on this year’s winner, Valle was off sick, replaced by former Oslo Bishop Gunnar Stålsett, as her deputy.

  7. smokervoter says:

    As a fresh A-student of Economics 101 back in 1991 I was head over heels in favor of NAFTA. Since we’re already the United States of America like the EU striving to become the United States of Europe, NAFTA is our equivalent to the EU. We are joined up with Canada and Mexico.

    I’ve always been a fan of Mexican tobacco products, in particular two brands; Montana Lights and Lider’s. They cost about one-third and taste just as good if not better than American cigarettes. If you’re into unfiltered and like slightly french-tasting smokes, there are Delicados, which cost one-fifth!

    I seriously considered getting into importing them to California since I was already importing perishable crab and shrimp. Less risk and less bulk, what’s there not to love!

    Lo and behold when NAFTA, which was instigated by Reagan but actually put in motion by Clinton, finally became a reality they made an exception for tobacco products.

    As a free market disciple I was appalled. The only way for free trade to work is to be 100% NO EXCEPTIONS whatsoever. None. Otherwise you just end up right back where you started with one industry wanting protection from foreign competition.

    I suspect a combination of pressure from the large tobacco companies and public health nutjobs fearful of cigarettes becoming more affordable did that part of NAFTA in.

  8. junican says:

    The Mirror had a small editorial about this today. It reckoned that the prize was deserved because we have had peace in Europe since WW2, and attributed that the the ‘strivings’ for cooperation throughout Europe.
    It couldn’t possibly have been because of the stand-off between the USA and the USSR, could it?

    • margo says:

      That makes me think of garlic to keep the vampires away (you haven’t seen a single vampire since I hung up this garlic, so obviously it works). Anyway, peace in Europe? Tell that to the people of Athens!

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