Saturday, December 16, 2017

Thought For The Day - 12/16/2017

I’m excited to say we live in one of the most extraordinary times in human history. The old way of doing things in virtually every aspect of human civilization has either broken down, or is breaking down as I write this. Communications, media, finance, money itself, etc. The list is seemingly endless, and education is no exception. In fact, I think education is an example of extremely low-hanging fruit and will be disrupted and decentralized in unimaginable ways in the years ahead.

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In the decades to come, the people who will increasingly shape our world probably won’t have a college degree at all - and that’s probably a good thing.
Michael Krieger

I shudder at the thought.

Please take a look at these "insanely successful" college dropouts:

http://www.businessinsider.com/16-insanely-successful-college-dropouts-2015-6/#acle-billionaire-larry-ellison-dropped-out-of-two-colleges-11

Yes they have been "successful", but in general that success has come from the disruption of existing businesses and ways of life. And the main result of that disruption has been two things:

  • wealth for the disruptor and his coterie; and
  • poverty for everyone else.

I'm all for positive change. But when overwhelming changes cause widespread unemployment, poverty, hunger, homelessness, and sickness ... it's time to rethink what the hell is going on.

We're subjecting the bulk of humanity to the same pressures which led to the extinction of multiple species on our planet. Is that what we want? I doubt it.

But it seems to be what people like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg want. And lately they've been getting what THEY want, regardless of what WE want.

Oppressed peoples have the right to rise up against their oppressors. Isn't that what the Declaration of Independence says?

Daimler Produces Electric Trucks

Automotive news from Germany:

Daimler has delivered its first electric truck. They are only used on short routes.

You can read the rest @
https://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2017/12/15/daimler-liefert-erste-elektro-lkw-aus/ [translation required]

Is this being done for environmental reasons, or for geo-political reasons?

Whatever the case, I don't want one. Do you?

Don't Iraq Iran

The case against Iraqing Iran includes the following points:

  • Threatening war is a violation of the U.N. Charter.
  • Waging war is a violation of the U.N. Charter and of the Kellogg-Briand Pact.
  • Waging war without Congress is a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
  • Have you seen Iraq lately?
  • Have you seen the entire region?
  • Have you seen Afghanistan? Libya? Syria? Yemen? Pakistan? Somalia?

War supporters said the U.S. urgently needed to attack Iran in 2007. It did not attack. The claims turned out to be lies. Even a National Intelligence Estimate in 2007 pushed back and admitted that Iran had no nuclear weapons program.

Having a nuclear weapons program is not a justification for war, legally, morally, or practically. The United States has nuclear weapons and no one would be justified in attacking the United States.

You can read the rest @
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2017/12/case-iraqing-iran.html

But, as we all know, Israel and Saudi Arabia want Iran to be attacked, so the US will do it ... sooner or later.

Maybe we should impeach the president for crimes he MIGHT commit. Would that make sense to you?

Does Strzok Belong In Jail ???

Here is what former FBI Assistant Director James Kallstrom had to say:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-16/ex-fbi-assistant-director-strzok-fabricated-information-and-belongs-leavenworth

Works for me.

And I would add Comey, Mueller, Hillary, and Debbie W-S to the list of people who belong in the pen.

Making Ireland Great Again

US Border Patrol is hiring contractors supplied by Accenture, an international firm with HQ in Dublin, Ireland:

https://www.activistpost.com/2017/12/us-customs-turns-to-private-contractor-to-fill-gap-in-border-agents.html

and

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accenture

So ... no US company can do this? How does this "make America great again"?

Trump and his people are morons.

The One Thing Which Is NEVER Going To Happen

Here it is:

A One-State Solution with Equal Rights is the Only Answer to Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration

The demand for a democracy with equal rights over all of historic Palestine must be made loud and clear. Israel must make way for a political reality where the voices of all people are heard and the rights of all people are guaranteed.

You can read the rest @
http://www.mintpressnews.com/one-state-solution-with-equal-rights-is-the-only-answer-to-trumps-jerusalem-declaration/235569/

Israel will NEVER allow this. They would rather destroy the entire world, including the US, than to allow such a thing to happen.

You need to think long and hard about why this is so, and about why the US appears to be 100% behind them.

What Do You Do When There Is No Cash ???

You create your own, of course:

Hard cash is tough to find in Venezuela as the country struggles with financial hardship. So residents in the capital on Friday unveiled their own currency.

The panal, which means honeycomb in Spanish, can be spent in just a few stores. But residents of one neighborhood desperate for spending cash said they welcome the idea proposed by pro-government groups.

"There is no cash on the street," said Liset Sanchez, a 36-year-old housewife who plans to use her freshly printed panals to buy rice for her family. "This currency is going to be a great help for us."

You can read the rest @
https://www.yahoo.com/news/poor-venezuelan-neighbors-solution-cash-crunch-223038691.html

We in the US have been enslaved by the Federal Reserve System. Maybe it's time we created our own banks and a stable currency which works for us instead of being just another tool for the rich bastards who are wrecking our lives.

Here is a website with ideas on how to do just that:

https://ellenbrown.com/