AT LAST: THE 20 QUESTIONS THOSE AT THE HELM CAN’T ANSWER – ALL ON ONE PAGE

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Exclusive at The Slog: your very own Advent cut-out-and-keep 20-day Christmas season questions for wise men, not wide-boys

1. With oil at $36, where is the business rationale for fracking in the UK?
2. What would have been the difficulty in building huge oil storage facilities in the UK over the last four months, and then buying vast amounts of cheap oil as an alternative to fracking that would be both less risky and a thousand times cheaper than the fracking investment?
3. Why and how is bombing Syria and producing further refugee misery a rational response to the Paris attacks?
4. IF ISIL is the Islamist enemy of us all, why are we not all single-mindedly dedicated to bombing them, and nobody/nothing else?
5. When it is obviously arming, bankrolling and otherwise encouraging ISIL/Daeth, why is Erdogan’s Turkey (a) in the new anti-Islamist Muslim alliance and (b) in NATO?
6. With all the empirical data pointing to falling wages in the West, zero growth in Europe and overwhelming US dollar ownership of Bric debt, why has the Fed now raising rates?
7. How has the UK Government been allowed to renege on all its Parliamentary procedural pledges and push through a vicious carte blanche on fracking with nobody anywhere able to stop them?
8. Why – after all the promises that surrounded the 2010 general election in the UK – have we not seen so much as a whiff of the written Constitution we were going to get?
9. On what basis do 73% of Britons still think highly of the UK/US Special Relationship?
10. Why has the UK media hacking enquiry been closed, and how on earth can the CPS have the gall to suggest it ‘lacks evidence’ for further prosecutions?
11. How did Rebekah Brookes née Wade wind up only facing hacking  charges in relation to incidents where all the emails involved had been erased?
12. Why did Greek PM Alexis Tsipras cave when he held all the cards?
13. What exactly is the BBC afraid of?
14. What was it about Sadam and Gaddafi  – and what is it about Basshar Assad – that makes them any worse than the anti-democratic, illiberal Kurd genocidalist Recep Erdogan?
15. Why does Erdogan deserve taxpayer monies from the citizens of an EU he loathes and which he has tried at every turn to destabilise?
16. Which particular bit of the EU’s unaccountable financial corporate fascism does the UK Corbynist Labour Party not grasp?
17. Why do we in the West need eternal growth when we are already 5,500 times richer in real terms, 37 times more healthy and three times as llikely to reach the age of 90 than we were in the 11th century?
18. Why has ALL the wealth creation on the planet north, south, east and west gone to 4.5% of the global population since 2005?
19. Why am I not the Supreme Ruler of the Universe?
20. How come previously successful football managers arrive at Manchester United and immediately start to screw up?

47 thoughts on “AT LAST: THE 20 QUESTIONS THOSE AT THE HELM CAN’T ANSWER – ALL ON ONE PAGE

  1. Answer to Question 10: “In the Court of Appeal judgement, Mirror Group Newspapers has lost its appeal over damages paid to eight victims of phone hacking…..In court it also emerged there is to be a Victims’ Right to Review of the decision on Friday by the Crown Prosecution Service not to charge 10 individuals who worked for Mirror Group Newspapers with phone-hacking offences.”

    Jingle bills, jingle bills jingle alway the way,
    Oh way fun the lawyers have in court another day….

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  2. Nos. 5, 14 & 15: It’s at least entertaining (although obviously not for the innocent victims of bombing) to watch the West squirm in the face of Putin’s clear campaign, as US/UK/France/Germany appear to be on both sides at the same time.
    No. 19: You are, you just don’t know it!

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  3. 1) If ISIL is the enemy, why are we not bombing USA, Israel, Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia for funding, training and arming them?
    2) If ISIL is the enemy and Turkey is the oil front man, why has the security council not asked Nato to bomb Turkey?
    3) If ISIL is the enemy helped by British friends in low places (USA, Israel Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia), why no sanctions against those countries.?
    4) How many more Secularist countries does the UK and fellow friends in low places (America, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Qatar, Turkey) intend to destabilise before Putin puts the bootin, along with China and the other BRICS countries?
    5) Why is Sandhurst hore’d out to Saudi Arabia and other friends in low places when they fund and train ISIL?
    6) If fracking is so great (evidence from America suggests otherwise), why haven’t the policiticians who voted for it to happen in the UK, signed up to personal liability if anything untoward happens in the future in relation to contamination, birth defects etc?

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  4. Well done to JW. Proves drinking too much galvanises the thought processes.

    Answer to Question 13. Nothing. BBC will continue as the State funded national
    broadcaster with its licence fee increased and its philosophy untouched.

    Answer to Q. 19. God only knows but as you are He then it pays to search
    for the answer within yourself. .

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  5. Great questions. One answer is that we are led by the incompetent, corrupt and the braindead who lord it over the comatose. complacent boobus Britannicus who only GAF about their beer and footy and who are indoctrinated to believe their leaders are all-wise and have their interests at heart.

    OT but the Aussies have a way with words and treat the PC crap the right way!

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  6. Remember the old days, when oil prices shot up when there was conflict in the Middle East? Even with the fracking process costing more than the end result, why is oil now $36? Strange days indeed!

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  7. 20 spot on questions JW …thank you !

    Might I add a question 21 ? Why, when the fish, molluscs and mammals of the West Coadt of the US and Canada are in meltdown ( literally in the case of the starfish ) are the governments of those countries not even willing to monitor and test the sea water for any raised or rising radiation levels.

    22 Would be Are the Tokyo Olympics of 2020 likely to be safe for athletes and spectators to visit …but I’ll quit while I’m ahead.

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  8. Q22. Why, when we have just signed a global climate change agreement to eliminate gas usage, are we now going fracking ?

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  9. Add Q22
    If Andrew Adonis has a new Infrastructure Commission to apparently determine priority and Best VfM Delivery why is it that all seems to be continuing just as it was before and without any transparency as to non-compliance with supposed HM Treasury requirements in “Green” & “Magenta” Books

    & part answer to Q2
    UK could have made use of UK steel. That is tempered of course against what seems to be primary targets for the bombs (Oil Storage)?

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  10. Twenty answers:
    1. Well, perhaps fracking is a new means of money laundering, whereby the drugs cartels spunk DC and Gideon some license fees; their mates on AIM create some volatility so investors can make profits on share sales rather than extracting oil?
    2. It might make us seem like intelligent human beings, and our relationship with the Saudi Royal Family and The Chinese Communist Party wouldn’t survive a revelation like that….
    3. It isn’t, but Rupert Murdoch’s oil in the Golan Heights will be extracted much more profitably if we do, so that’s all right, isn’t it?
    4. Because ISIL is merely the ‘bogey man’ to fixate on, whereas the long-term aim is widespread poverty and anarchy amongst 95% of the middle eastern population and stable pipeline-based wealth for the royal families and the global oil multinationals.
    5. Turkey is in NATO because the USA needs to keep the Europeans down at heel and part of that process is the USA threatening the EU if they don’t do what they’re told where Turkey is concerned. As Saudi Arabia and Qatar are also arming and financing ISIL, the anti-Islamists are most generous in funding both sides of the war. Unlike bankers, who usually profit from both sides of wars…..
    6. The rich don’t know what to invest their cash in, so it’s sitting around doing nothing. So they’d better earn some interest on it….
    7. Because Britain’s Instituitions are full of namby-pamby nimby-bimby Establishment hacks more interested in fiddling expenses and shovelling cash into their own pockets than actually standing up for the interests of the majority.
    8 . Because politicians are lying blowhards.
    9. Lots of Brits found young American women most amenable to being shagged by a British accent?
    10. Because Rupert told them to shut it down or else….
    11. Because Rupert told the DPP to set it up that way or else…..
    12. Because there’s no pill called political viagra yet…..
    13. The fact that they are useless entrepreneurs and that big boy Noel Edmonds has it in for them?
    14. They didn’t do what the USA told them to do.
    15. Because if he doesn’t, 25 million Turks will cross the border into Greece and march on Europe’s chancelleries seeking asylum from the ‘illiberal Kurd genocidalist Recep Erdogan’.
    16. The bit that says that no Corbynistas will get on the gravy train as they are far too left wing…..
    17. Because the power crazy psychos consider the greatest threat to their ill-deserved hegemony would be a happy, fulfilled, contented populace.
    18. Because no-one has killed their kids yet to teach them what really matters in life……
    19. Because your name isn’t Boris Johnson?!
    20. Because the Abu Dhabi Royal Family bought Man City on the back of a ditty I wrote in 2006 starting: ‘Alex – you’ll soon be on the dole!’?? Because Sepp Blatter is still in power?

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  11. I was wondering whether the Erdogan vs Assad comparison hadn’t already been asked of NATO/US by the Russian contingient, together with a “Wtf are you thinking?”
    It looks as if a definite shift in posture has been adopted, suddenly, recently, especially if you take into account the over hasty formation of the “Muslim Alliance” that isn’t.
    Is there, can there be, such a thing as a “false hawk” incident?
    Makes me feel that the heat is to be turned on the Saudi and Turkish end of things, very soon.

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  12. I’m not sure I could give any certain answer to most of these exceptionally pertinent questions, but in a distracted moment, I wondered if, in a candid moment, somebody who could might:-

    “I’m exceptionally busy & in demand, so have little time for your Questions…

    1. My mates have paid for all the kit, & we stand to get a cut out of it.
    2. Shit never thought of that, probably would mess-up my shares portfolio, a bit too.
    3. My mates have got a vested interest in war, I’m in for a cut out of it. It would also mess-up my shares portfolio. Besides it’s only foreign plebs.
    4. Need to ease our way into this, also need to get emergency powers implemented first. Well that’s what my mates told me & if the Market goes tits-up they are in for a killing, on all this killing. Told me they will look after me.
    5. Got to know what he’s up to, so we can pick an expedient & profitable time to disown him. Besides he’s doing loads to help my mates chances of getting some orders. Besides I’m not alone, all the others have the same plan, cool, we are all mates really & in it together. Don’t tell the plebs, they thought I was talking about them too.
    6. The whole thing has slipped from their control. They think they can frighten us & chum up to the marketears. They have even put it in the media that their running out of conventional weapons, & they nicked & sold Angie’s jewellery too. Some body told me they have engineered a re run of 1929 to kid Europe into cocking things up again. They must think we are stupid.
    7. Result… That showed the old codgers. Crapping there pants now. Great ruse. “Expectation Horizon suppressment”, reworked the Poll tax – Council tax ploy of Mrs T. Let the old farts fluff there Veto, wile they ponder the media hyped “Democracy” storm & slide the important one, well for me & the boys, through.
    8. Not going to be of any use, when Gideon’s done his work with the electoral system. Besides, we will have emergency powers soon so you won’t need it.
    9. The plebulus of this great country realise that the special relationship is tied to our shared needs. It would be fair to say almost all of us share in common “Special Needs”.
    10. As I said I’m extremely involved in intense negotiations, I will barely have time to eat or drink. I will say one thing we are committed to keeping the Great in Great Briton, I will leave it to you to judge what part I play in “This Country”. [Walks off]”

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  13. First class analysis JW. Many of us sleeple, [sheeple?] wouldn’t have been aware of many points that you have made.
    Like other posts though, I’m a tad worried about you taking over the reins of power. Is there much of the quince fermentation remaining John? Merry Xmas.

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  14. Meanwhile back in Moscow, strange developments during a meeting between Kerry, Lavrov and Putin.
    The US has agreed not to insist on their ‘Assad must go’ policy and will abide by a democratic decision of the Syrian people.
    The IMF gave Ukraine permission to renege on a $3billion debt due to Russian for gas supplies, this against the IMF own rules. This has been reversed
    The F-15 US fighter jets at Incirlik airport in Turkey are to be withdrawn forthwith.
    Joe Biden has called on Turkey to withdraw its 1000 force army from Iraq.

    I am surmising the US neocons have been introduced to a dose of reality by Putin and he is no longer about to put up with their provocations without lethal retaliation,even unto Nuclear.
    He has a long list of payback bills.

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  15. No. 16 – I think the Corbynistas are deluded by an ideological belief that the EU’s aims are all about equality, justice for the working man, a “level playing field” etc. because they are comfortable historically with what they see as a centrally planned bureaucracy controlling everyone. They have no interest in the individual per se, or individualism; it’s all about “the greater good”. The same types are running the UN.

    No. 12 – My bet is either TPTB are holding an invisible gun to his head, or he’s just another EGO who talked the talk to get elected, like so many others one could name.

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  16. @Ron

    Because we allow them to. Bottom line.
    My answer comes from a quote that I read a while back “A government can be only as corrupt as its citizens allow it to be”

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  17. To answer tentatively but two of your questions: (19) Because you failed in your Sociopath interview stage … and did rather badly in your Omniscience test too, truth be told. The fact that you are surprised is proof in itself :-) (20) Because they lack the Manchester temperament – as described in Bernard Manning’s joke about three international surgeons, one of whom hailed from Manchester Infirmary.

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  18. “14. What was it about Sadam and Gaddafi – and what is it about Basshar Assad – that makes them any worse than the anti-democratic, illiberal Kurd genocidalist Recep Erdogan?”

    Answer: Saddam was selling oil to Europe for Euros, bypassing the US Dollar. Gaddafi was pushing African nations to do all trade, including oil sales, in a new Gold-backed currency, the Dinar, instead of the US Dollar.

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  20. Meanwhile in Brussels, the circus rolls on as the continental reptiles meet for a slap up tax funded banquet, under the guise of ‘tough discussions on the uphill battle of treaty changes etc’. We all know this is a done deal arranged in private , centering on ‘stop the immigrants in public view before the public votes’ – so border controls are on top of the agenda.
    This crowd of imbecile elites have the knack of governing whilst looking in the rear view mirror, and as each day goes by I wonder how and why the european people put up with being governed by such an ignorant bunch of self serving twerps.

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  21. @Ricoh: They just thumb their noses at us, and who can blame them? We, the public, let them get away with it time and time again.
    I do feel however that, when finally the public have had enough, things will turn very nasty.

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  22. If you want to know what is really happening read this:

    https://wikispooks.com/w/images/9/94/America%27s_Secret_Establishment.pdf

    “An introduction to the Order of Skull & Bones
    Authors Preface
    After 16 books and 25 years in basic research I thought I’d heard it all … the world was a confused mess, probably beyond understanding and certainly beyond salvation – and there was little ‘l could do about it.
    Back in 1968 my Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development was published by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. In three substantial volumes I detailed how the West had built the Soviet Union. However, the work generated a seemingly insoluble puzzle – why have we done this? Why did we build the Soviet Union, while we also transferred technology to Hitler’s Germany? Why does Washington want to conceal these facts? Why have we boosted Soviet military power? And simultaneously boosted our own? In subsequent books, the Wall Street series, I added more questions – but no answers. I had more or less arrived at the conclusion that there was no rational answer that could be proven.
    Then a year or so ago I received an eight-inch batch of documents – nothing less than the membership lists of an American secret society. Glancing through the sheets it was more than obvious – this was no ordinary group. The names spelled Power, with a capital P. As I probed each individual a pattern emerged … and a formerly fuzzy world became crystal clear.
    The book you will read here is a combined version of a series reporting on this research. Each volume builds on the previous volume in a logical step-by-step process.
    These volumes will explain why the West built the Soviets and Hitler; why we go to war, to lose; why Wall Street loves Marxists and Nazis; why the kids can’t read; why the Churches have become propaganda founts; why historical facts are suppressed, why politicians lie and a hundred other whys.
    This series is infinitely more important than the original Western Technology series on technological transfers. If I have a magnum opus, this is it.”

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  23. And to add to the last comment:
    Day they tried to bury bad news: Ministers rush out over 400 announcements in ‘shockingly cynical’ ploy
    Ministers were accused of trying to bury bad news just before Christmas
    More than 400 embarrassing announcements were made in a single day
    Ministers tried to hide U-turns, tax rises and awkward reports
    Came as media attention was on Cameron’s bid to save EU renegotiation

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3365066/Day-tried-bury-bad-news-Ministers-rush-400-announcements-shockingly-cynical-ploy.html

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  24. @ kfc
    Quite so…The quality of our overpaid arrogant civil service is third world – someone should write a book about it and name and shame the lot of them time and time again. It would be a best seller. The Brussels edition could follow hot on the heels, and the author will make another few million.
    It’s a national and international disgrace that we have to bear, but their day will come.

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  25. WHY has the UK government STOLEN the pensions of 1950s women, leaving many of them, including myself, now DESTITUTE?

    WHY has Osborne given his spin doctor a 42% payrise, taking her salary to £98,00, when I’m approaching Food Bank Stage FAST due to my pension having been stolen?

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  26. Jeremy Stocks

    To quote from your quote “The names spelled Power, with a capital P. As I probed each individual a pattern emerged … and a formerly fuzzy world became crystal clear.” – understand why a person wants power (and this goes WAY beyond Adler’s ideas) and you’ll understand why the Americans want power.

    A direct corollary is the Naval Defence Act of 1889 – which is one of the underlying themes of my book – which required the Royal Navy must be equal to that of at least any two other countries. Put in more simple terms: Nobody can get close to Britain (to interfere); otherwise Britain can do what it likes, irrespective of what anybody else says.

    Basically, they were writing Goebbel’s notebooks before he was born.

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  27. Q. 20. How come previously successful football managers arrive at Manchester United and immediately start to screw up?

    A. 20. Because they weren’t good enough for Chelsea!

    Merry Christmas John

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  28. If you’re a Brit one of the first things you say is “Funny weather We’re ‘aving”. Now this helps to understand why. Taint no conspiracy theory – it is financial fact.

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  29. @ kfc I suspect that we are not too far from the potential “Let Them Eat Cake” moment. Should the maelstrom hit, I sincerely hope it is weighted to deconstruction & not destruction… The first would imply a sea-change in individual perception, History is awash with the mess a plethora of “One strong person” can cause, in the second case.

    @ Jeremy I’m afraid, to my eyes some facts loose there relevance, in sight of the greater facts that we subsequently discover they are encompassed by. Half the time its not what we “Think we understand”, It’s the way we “Think” that gets in the way of understanding. There is a lot of misdirection out there, some of it is definitely intended, but a lot of it is attributable to other reasons IMHO.

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  30. Oh dear, lots of questions!
    1, Our mates are already out of pocket having invested in it and need a UK system to screw subsidies etc. Importing is too simplistic to make money for anyone who matters
    2, Planning/infrastructure takes at least a decade, they are incapable of reacting quickly. Also see 1.
    3, Because it’s good PR to beat up somebody for it.
    4, Sheer unadulterated stupidity.
    5, It’s complicated…..
    6, Because they want people to buy and invest in dollars to prevent the Chinese taking over as the main world currency.
    7, The same way it renages on any other issue that gets in their way. Smoke, mirrors and outright lies.
    8, Because they don’t want clear rules that constrain their activities, see 7 above.
    9, Popular culture, common language, ancestral family links. The natives seem friendly.
    10,Because it’s completely pointless to continue, no serious future potential crimes are likely to arise from the activity or the people involved and also because they don’t want clear legal rulings (again see 7).
    11, Close friends in high office.
    12, External pressure.
    13, The gravy train being derailed.
    14, They were individualists. The opposed the world bank and the world elites.
    15,He doesn’t, but prior the migrant crisis Turkey had exactly the sort of young demographic that could provide the ageing EU countries with labour.
    16, Most of it, the EU would spit them out as fast as it spits out UKIP because they don’t conform either.
    17,Becuase a steady state would not provide the loopholes and opportunities for the top 1% to get richer.
    18, Because they engineered the situations where they could grab it.
    19,Because you ask too many difficult questions.
    20, Because football is in a complete mess, full of greed and corruption, and it’s beginning to show.

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