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George Galloway Announces Twitter Amnesty as Facebook Page Reaches 110 Likes and 4 People Ready to Attend Mayor Rally.

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The Man with a Nifty Hat Books Brockway Room (seating capacity – 70).

As George Galloway’s Facebook Page, Galloway for London Mayor, reaches an amazing 110 members, and the George Galloway London Mayor Rally Page has 4 people going we learn that,

George Galloway Announces Twitter Amnesty For Thousands Of Users.

Huffington Post.

George Galloway has announced he has “kind of given up on blocking” people on Twitter and invited people who feel he blocked them “unfairly” to get in touch.

The London Mayoral hopeful and former Respect MP, who is well known for his habit of blocking people, told listeners on LBC that if tweeters felt they had been blocked unfairly they should let him know to be in with a chance of being reinstated.

Cue obvious jokes about how people couldn’t contact Galloway precisely because they had been blocked.

The execrable Max Keiser will be at the ‘rally’. No doubt with his grinning ninny side-kick.

 

Update: we are informed that Keiser is Galloway’s economic “adviser”.

‘If I’m London mayor, Max Keiser will be economic advisor’ – George Galloway June the 5th.

Background:

Keiser: “November 2012, he predicted that the UK pound was about to collapse.”

“In a 2013 interview with Bradford MP George Galloway, Keiser stated that if he had financial control over the City of London he would base the entire economy on the Bitcoin digital currency.In January 2014, Keiser launched a cryptocurrency called “MaxCoin”, which was created by two Computer Science students from the University of Bristol. MaxCoin was launched during episode 555 of the Keiser Report.[n June 2014, Keiser launched a cryptocurrency called “StartCOIN” for use as the main currency for crowd-funding site StartJOIN.

“Currently a max(Coin) is worth 1/1500th of a bit coin and the value is steadily dropping…” As of April 2015, the Maxcoin is valued 1/12,500 of a bit coin and is long overdue for a reverse max-split.”

Wikipedia. 

Galloway’s last firm friends: Speaking at the Stop the War Coalition Conference, 6th of June

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  1. Galloway for Mayor!
    he is actually the best candidate. If Diane Abbot were standing, that might be something else. But he is the only left wing candidate.

    STWC are at least opposing imperialism instead of providing left cover for imperialists and shedding crocodile tears for crap cartoonists.

    troy

    June 9, 2015 at 4:25 pm

  2. ‘Left wing’ Galloway’s ‘left wing’ financial adviser,

    “Max Keiser’s Investment fund Bitcoin Capital Raises Over $1 Million Through Crowdfunding
    by Giulio Prisco on June 8, 2015 1

    Bitcoin investment fund Bitcoin Capital has raised more than $1 million on the equity crowdfunding platform Bnk To The Future, SiliconANGLE reports. At the time of writing, almost 600 investors have bought in, with three days to go until the end of the fundraiser. Fifty percent equity will be split between the investors.

    Bitcoin Capital, a high-risk, high-return fund, is run by renowned financial journalist Max Keiser and Simon Dixon, co-founder of Bnk To The Future, an online investment website for crowdfunding small businesses mainly focused on financial innovation. The fund, open to qualified investors who want to speculate on the growth of the cryptocurrency sector, offers a spread of investments covering startups, bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency trading. Each of the three investment lines will have one-third of the fund invested into it.

    “Max Keiser has a consistent record of presciently and profitably identifying big trends. He was one of the few media personalities to devote significant coverage to us early Bitcoin evangelists. Watching his new fund’s performance will be very interesting,” said early bitcoin investor and Host of the Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast Trace Mayer.

    Bitcoin Capital is a Cayman Islands tax efficient investment fund for professional investors who want exposure to the growth of Crypto Currencies like Bitcoin and Blockchain technology,” states the Bitcoin Capital website. “One-third of the fund invests in companies in the Crypto Currency and Blockchain sector. For earlier stage startups we have created a completely new model for finding deals to invest in. The startup must first raise finance through CrowdFunding on StartJOIN.com, qualify for Equity CrowdFunding on BnkToTheFuture.com and reach at least 50% of their funding goal from investors before they qualify for Bitcoin Capital to explore investing. They have to prove their traction with the crowd before we explore the Investment proposition.”

    Besides seed funding to blockchain startups, Bitcoin Capital invests one-third of all funds in mining, which is used exclusively to pay daily dividends to investors (in bitcoin) for as long as the mining process is profitable. The remaining third of the fund is invested in cryptocurrencies and digital tokens.

    “We invest in longer term growth coins where we believe in the story rather than short term coin speculation,” notes the website.

    “At the same time as investors benefiting from any growth of the sector, we are able to offer investors daily dividend determined by the mining process,” said Dixon. “We are able to do all the geeky things like running mining rigs in Iceland and buying coins on exchanges that investors who are new to the sector are unable to do. Thanks to our experience and involvement in the sector from very early on we are able to combine these new models of finance together.”

    Keiser hosts Keiser Report, a financial program broadcast on Russian state media channel RT, a weekly show about finance and markets on London’s Resonance FM, and writes for The Huffington Post. An outspoken Bitcoin activist, Keiser stated in an interview that he would base the entire economy on the digital currency.

    “I have been critical of the traditional financial system for many years on my show,” said Keiser. “I was the first global news outlet to cover bitcoin when it was trading at $3, recognizing its potential to change the world. Many startups in the Bitcoin space credit Keiser Report for getting them started in the business. Bitcoin Capital allows the founders and investors to experiment with new crypto financial business models and currencies to transform global finance.”

    https://bitcoinmagazine.com/20743/max-keisers-investment-fund-bitcoin-capital-raises-1-million-crowdfunding/

    Andrew Coates

    June 9, 2015 at 5:15 pm

  3. I’m so looking forward to the further humiliation of the dictators’ friend in this election.

    Jim Denham

    June 9, 2015 at 5:51 pm

  4. Galloway with his Patch clearly evokes the Crimson Permanent Assurance Pirates (Meaning Of Life) battling financial capital.

    Andrew Coates

    June 9, 2015 at 5:52 pm

  5. Let’s face it, the man’s a publiciity hound. He has taken Oscar Wilde’s dictum to heart, ‘There’s only one thing worse than being talked about, and that’s not being talked about.’.

    Sue R

    June 9, 2015 at 7:18 pm

  6. Keiser is a grifter and 9/11 truther. RT’s answer to Alex Jones.
    http://www.interpretermag.com/russian-tvs-max-keiser-blaming-the-victims-of-911/

    Paul Canning

    June 9, 2015 at 7:20 pm

  7. Max is ‘on the left’

    Paul Canning

    June 9, 2015 at 7:28 pm

  8. I want to hear more from MassResistance on this topic. As any real recolutionary organisation, they are resisting all the BAD things: taxes, universal healthcare, science, public education, family planning, dinosaurs, Mexicans and TheGays™. Thier neighbourhood watch patrols are a RIOT.

  9. i’m not a spokesman or supporter of mass resistance. however, their analysis of Ireland gay vote was correct. likewise, i am not a supporter of the cpgb, but they have some articles that i think are correct.

    left and right are perhaps so skewed and confused right now, perhaps i and others are confused. could anyone provide short bullet points to say what is left?

    Stalin was not pro gay rights, as far as I’m aware. But he was a communist. So clearly, one can be a leftist and communist without being pro gay rights.

    troy

    June 9, 2015 at 11:32 pm

  10. Quite.

    I’m still inclined to suspect that “Troy” citing them is to point out with very heavy-handed satire just how far outside “the Left” the socially conservative part of the Left are prepared to go to find allies of convenience, rather than because he means it himself.

    Like the least subtle satire in the world – The Onion’s “Rural whites prefer Ahmadinejad to Obama” – being picked up and reported as gospel truth by the Iranian state news agency …

    The Crimson Permanent Assurance is an interesting thing in retrospect in that it anticipates a lot of the coming (at their peak at the Tory party’s nadir in the late 90s / early 00s, now largely papered over again) differences between “the Two Rights”, just at the point when they were starting to take shape and define themselves. I’m inclined to agree with Ian Greaves, co-editor of the new book of Dennis Potter’s non-fiction writings: if only the Pythons had just stopped *there*.

    februarycallendar

    June 9, 2015 at 11:41 pm

  11. Does Max Keiser see himself as “on the left”? I doubt it. I often enjoy his broadcasts on RT as good knockabout stuff, but he comes over very clearly to me as a kind of right-wing free-market libertarian, opposed to “the banksters” not for their capitalism but for their corporatism and reliance on the state to bail them out. That’s why he’ll rail against the Ponzi schemes of the pensions industry and the stock markets (run by “the banksters”), but then boost the even more absurd Ponzi scheme of Bitcoin (not run by “the banksters”). Finance capitalism is preposterous in lots of ways, so a journalist who lays into it indiscriminately will often say things that people “on the left” will wholeheartedly agree with. But the basis of MK’s critique is not a left-wing perspective. And “buy silver/gold/bitcoin” is not a left-wing prescription either.

    But, given the reverent seriousness with which “the markets” are discussed in mainstream news broadcasts, the Max’n’Stacy show is a bit of light relief. And he sometimes has some interesting guests.

    Francis

    June 10, 2015 at 12:37 am

  12. I’m still blocked by the boss, I reckon this “unblocking turn” is just bluster.

  13. I don’t want to be unblocked by him. His blocked list is a role of honour.

    Kevin Algar

    June 10, 2015 at 10:17 am

  14. This from the London Fire Brigades Union leader was interesting to read after Monday’s BBC doco on the Met > The Left Should Not Hitch Its Wagons to the Duggan Crusade > http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/paul-embery/mark-duggan-killing_b_4600351.html

    Got little attention when written. Agree with most of it.

    Paul Canning

    June 10, 2015 at 11:27 am

  15. That is a well thought out article, and convincing.

    Andrew Coates

    June 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm

  16. Interesting how the responde of the local gangs was to steal a JCB, crash into the SONY warehouse at Ponders End and steal thousands of pounds of electronic hardware. I hope that allayed their grief.

    Sue R

    June 10, 2015 at 7:05 pm

  17. Not seen what “troy” had to say here before.

    Even if you’re one of his apologists (I’m not, but that’s beside the point) the citation of Stalin is wrong because he was a figure of an entirely different era. That takes you into Neil Clark / David Lindsay / Steve Hall territory: “Attlee wouldn’t have improved of hip-hop so Leftists should never listen to it or to anything influenced by it”, as if the imagined judgement (and yes I know Attlee was indeed a saint compared to Stalin, but still) of someone who, had he lived, would have been 97 during the chart run of even “Rapper’s Delight”, let alone anyone else, were at all relevant.

    februarycallendar

    July 8, 2015 at 4:22 pm


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