Monday, September 25, 2017

Quote For The Day - 9/25/2017

"The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles."
Mahatma Gandhi

The Internet's Economic Model

With the new Safari 11 update, Apple takes an important step to protect your privacy, specifically how your browsing habits are tracked and shared with parties other than the sites you visit. In response, Apple is getting criticized by the advertising industry for "destroying the Internet's economic model." While the advertising industry is trying to shift the conversation to what they call the economic model of the Internet, the conversation must instead focus on the indiscriminate tracking of users and the violation of their privacy.

You can read the rest @
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/09/apple-does-right-users-wrong-advertisers

That model seems based on two premises:

  1. Anything can be turned into a commodity, and
  2. Corporations have the right to steal those commodities and sell them to whomever they wish without compensating the victims of their thefts.

Screw the Internet. I would happily give it up if it meant that Apple-Facebook-Google-Microsoft-CIA-FBI-NSA could no longer meddle with our lives.

What do you think?

Demise Of The US Dollar ???

The significance of the shift taking place on a geo-political basis to unseat the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency cannot be understated. It is, by all means, a complete upending of the financial and economic systems as we have come to know them. According to Keith Neumeyer, the Chairman of First Mining Finance and Chief Executive Officer of First Majestic Silver, the world’s purest silver producing mining company, the move is already taking place with countries like China, Russia, Venezuela and Iran already beginning to trade commodities with Yuan, Rubles and gold.

You can read the rest @
http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/the-demise-of-the-dollar-as-we-know-it-a-break-is-coming-on-a-worldwide-basis_09242017

I have been wondering why the powers that be in the US are supporting policies which will lead to the collapse of our currency. Chief example of these policies is their support for the curtailment of the use of fossil fuels. Since the existence of the petrodollar is the main (if not the only) reason the US Treasury is still solvent, why destroy the oil-dollar linkage?

But the answer has been staring us in the face all along - they want a GLOBAL CURRENCY, and they no longer want that currency to be the dollar. Thus, destroying the oil-dollar linkage serves two purposes:

  1. It facilitates the creation of a new global currency, and
  2. It destroys whatever remains of the economy of the US.

Since the powers that be are neither patriots nor in any way beholden to the US itself, they're gonna be really happy when the shit hits this particular fan.

The rest of us ... not so happy.

US Working With ISIS In Syria

According to these Russian photos, the US and ISIS are ALLIES in the fight to overthrow the Syrian government:

http://www.mintpressnews.com/russia-releases-photos-showing-us-special-ops-at-isis-positions-in-syria/232432/

As I have suggested before, the only enemies we have are the ones we create for ourselves ... or that Israel creates on our behalf.

Stop these phony wars. If Israel won't comply, the US should bomb them instead.

Taking A Knee Violates NFL Rules

Once again, Trump is right ... but the powers that be do not seem to care:

The NFL rule book specifically requires both teams appear on the field for the playing of the anthem, standing, remaining quiet, and holding their helmets in their left hands. Failure to do so can result in fines, suspensions, and the loss of draft picks. 

The rules are found on pages A62-63 of the league’s game operations manual:

The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem.

During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.

You can read the rest @
https://news.grabien.com/story-roger-goodell-ignoring-leagues-own-rule-book-letting-players

Fire them, and fire Goodell, too. Exactly what does he do to deserve a salary that high?

I don't watch football anymore, and considering what is going on in the NFL I'm not likely to start any time soon. I don't find stupidity to be entertaining.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The Impact Of Sovereign Debt



It looks like China and Russia are in great shape, no?

Cancelling Free Speech Week

According to this report, Berkeley has cancelled "free speech week":

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/09/23/uc-berkeley-free-speech-week-officially-canceled/

This is truly amazing. Shouldn't "free speech" be something engaged in all the time at our colleges and universities?

We are well into a new dark age, and it's being driven by forces which falsely claim to be enlightening us.

And that folks is how Satan works.