RWP was born in Manchester, in the north of England, in the late 1950s, so he is very old. He really liked the north of England, which by 1965 was hip and had three TV channels, and where he went to a coed school. His parents, for reasons best known to themselves, then yanked him away, to Belfast and then Dublin, which had one TV channel that started up at 6 pm with the Angelus (Catholic call to prayer). He also had to go to an all boys school, where he realized he really missed girls. This probably let him focus on schoolwork, though, and at age 19, after he had finished college, he set off for America, where he still resides. He has a bachelors degree in biochemistry and a Ph.D. from Harvard in biophysics, and has lived also in Mainz, Germany, Setauket NY, and Richland WA. He currently divides his time between Nebraska, Rosslyn VA, and Florida.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Tusk says freedom is slavery.

Donald Tusk, EU Preident, went after Donald Trump yesterday, and good for him. But what was far more worrying were Tusk's professed beliefs about European integration.
The disintegration of the European Union will not lead to the restoration of some mythical, full sovereignty of its member states, but to their real and factual dependence on the great superpowers: the United States, Russia and China.
This, of course, is nonsense. The US is not going to levy multibillion dollar taxes on the EU, is not going to ban GMOs, or regulate the names and components of every food. The US doesn't isn't going to regulate the curvature of bananas. It won't limit immigration from other country to other country. We don't even care about most of those things -- they're just instances of Europe oppressing itself.

It is vile to try to justify slavery by arguing freedom is slavery. And it has also been comical ever since 1984.

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