Saturday, June 23, 2018

The Future King Is Coming

When I first saw this report in the Jerusalem Post, I thought it was about the Jewish messiah:

But it's about the future king of England.

Then I noticed that Israeli newspapers seem to say very little about the coming of their messiah. In fact, that term (messiah) appears to be associated mainly with the beliefs and expectations of Christians.

So, if (as some say) Israel is to be a nation for Jews, what about the Jewish messiah? Does that concept still mean anything to them, or has it been tossed out along with the other parts of the Bible/Torah they don't like (e.g., the observation of jubilee)?

Turning Churches Into Mansions

As you may know, Katy Perry wants to turn a former convent into a mega-mansion:

Now "media mogul" Jay Penske wants to do something similar:

It all makes sense in a country where people worship Satan and money more than they love G-d.

Contamination At US Military Bases

In March [2018] the Pentagon reported to Congress that George Air Force Base one was of hundreds of military locations that had water sources testing higher than the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended 70 parts per trillion maximum levels of perfluorooctane sulfonate or perfluorooctanoic acid, also known as PFOS and PFOAs.

At George, among the 22 monitoring wells DoD sunk to test water sources, 14 came back with PFOA or PFOA readings that ranged between 87 and 5,396 parts per trillion above the 70 ppt limit.

The man-made chemicals are found in everyday household items, but they are concentrated in the foam the military uses to put out aircraft fires. They have been linked to cancers, infertility and birth defects. 

George is one of several Air Force bases with concerned current and former communities now coming forward about base contaminants. Last week, the Florida Department of Health said it is collecting cancer reports from current and former residents who lived on or near Patrick Air Force Base. The Michigan Department of Health is holding regular meetings with residents who lived around the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base to address contaminated private water sources. DoD tested 67 wells there, one came back reading almost 3000 ppt over the recommended exposure.

You can read the rest @

So, not only is the US military killing "foreigners", it's also poisoning and killing its own members as well as our own citizens.

And in a separate but related matter, a federal court once again has ruled that service members, veterans, and their families CANNOT sue the government even though the military was responsible for poisoning them. According to the court, there is "no way to hold anyone accountable":

What a crock of shit. Just send the bill to the US Treasury like everyone else does.

Friday, June 22, 2018

US Covets North Korea's Mineral Wealth

Does this revelation from Pepe Escobar sound familiar?

This may not be about condos on North Korean beaches after all. Arguably, the heart of the matter in the Trump administration’s embrace of Kim Jong-un has everything to do with one of the largest deposits of rare earth elements (REEs) in the world, located only 150 km northwest of Pyongyang and potentially worth billions of US dollars.

All the implements of 21st century technology-driven everyday life rely on the chemical and physical properties of 17 precious elements on the periodic chart also known as REEs.

Currently, China is believed to control over 95% of global production of rare earth metals, with an estimated 55 million tons in deposits. North Korea for its part holds at least 20 million tons.

You can read the rest @

Once again, the fate of millions (billions?) of people hinges on what the US can steal from someone.

This would be funny if it were not so sad and predictable.

What The Bible Says About Aliens

I recently saw these Bible verses used on in an apparent attempt to diss President Trump's immigration policy:

When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

Leviticus 19:33-34 NRSV

I would like to point out that the law being quoted here applied to those we now call Israelis, and they without question are NOT obeying it. Should you disagree with my claim, just ask the Palestinians.

I guess my point is this - if you believe what's in the Bible, you must believe ALL of it, especially if you are a Jew or a Christian. You can't just ignore the parts you don't like, as many of us (including the Israelis) seem to be doing.

Do US Have The Will To Survive ???

Please read this essay by Pat Buchanan. He paints a perfect picture of how this country was built - on a legacy of iron-willed brutality:

Our children now have been taught that this legacy is an evil thing not worth saving, and they may be right.

But as certain as night follows day, whatever replaces the US is going to be yet ANOTHER form of iron-willed brutality. It will grind the many into dust while it continues to preserve the wealth and privilege of the few.

So nothing is really going to change, except the identity (and perhaps the predominant gender) of the powers that be.

And that, dear reader, is not reason enough for me to get excited about it. There's nothing in it for me, and I doubt there's anything in it for you, either ... unless you are a member of the 0.01%.

Parallel States

This report decries the existence of a parallel state in Afghanistan:

A new report has been released looking into the increasingly ambitious “parallel state” being run by the Taliban across Afghanistan. This state not only governs vast areas within Afghanistan, but is looking to scale up with an eye toward eventually returning to power nation-wide.

You can read the rest @

Don't we have a similar phenomenon in the US?

  • The deep state (not Congress) directs the activities of our military-industrial-information complex;
  • The Democrats appear to be running a shadow government which is "looking to scale up with an eye toward eventually returning to power nation-wide"; and
  • States such as California refuse to adhere to federal immigration laws, and seek to negotiate their own treaties (e.g., on climate change).

The existence of such "parallel state" entities suggests an imminent breakup of the US. Who knows, maybe that would be a good thing.

On the other hand, it's likely to be at least as bad as anything the Taliban would do. Were we to be honest with ourselves, we'd admit that the #MeToo and student-led anti-gun movements are the US equivalent of the Taliban. And they are likely to have the same negative impact.