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October 31, 2015
Oh, Internet...

... don't ever change.


October 22, 2015
Reputation



Kenny should definitely sue for defamation. Let the courts ensure that on hearing his name every Australian remembers:

Chris Kenny does not force himself on rape victims.

And is not, for the record, a dogfucker.
See also, also.


October 14, 2015
Gunboat diplomacy

The two best jokes from the White House’s official FAQ on Investor-state dispute settlement:

Where did ISDS come from?

Before we had investment rules and ISDS international agreements, unlawful behavior by countries that targeted foreign investors tended either to go unaddressed or escalate into conflict between countries. In fact, early in our history, the U.S. had to deploy “gunboat diplomacy,” or military intervention, to protect private American commercial interests. ISDS is a more peaceful, better way to resolve trade conflicts between countries.
and
How does the ISDS process ensure that arbitration is unbiased?

Governments play a central role in determining the composition of who handles arbitration. In the case of the United States, we have won 100 percent of cases against us, suggesting our confidence in the process is not misplaced.
H/t Jon Schwarz at The Intercept.


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