Thursday, December 31, 2015

Dubai Hotel Fire vs. WTC 7 Fire

The Address Hotel in Dubai was engulfed in flames which burned for hours. You can watch it here:

It did NOT collapse.

World Trade Center 7 sustained relatively small fires, but it collapsed:

Why the difference?

*Does Dubai have better building codes, or use better materials?

*Was WTC 7 poorly designed or constructed?

*Or, as is more likely, was WTC 7 destroyed in a controlled demolition as many have claimed?

You be the judge.

The Black Man's Burden

So much has been said of the “white man’s burden:” namely, how the collapsing American Empire and bygone British Empire have shouldered the burden of civilising Africa and driving the global economy for centuries. The opposite is true. The fact of the matter is that not only was Western civilisation invented by black Africans in ancient Egypt, Africa has driven global economic growth for centuries.

African natural resources, labour, land, slavery and skilled émigré – as any decent economic historian will tell you – have fueled the world’s economy for many, many decades. To this day, Africa is the world’s engine-room for growth. In short, driving global economic growth abroad, whilst benefiting little at home is the “black man’s burden.” That Africans know that there are immense riches just beneath their feet as well as just above their heads in High Office, only adds to the burden.

The roots of “Western” civilization, technology, religion, culture and science are to be found not in Greece, but in Black Egypt. Infact as early as 9,000 BC to 500 A.D. black empires, from the prehistoric Zingh Empire of Mauritania to ancient Khemet of Egypt, were at the forefront of development in technology, politics and culture. Far from “civilising the natives,” Europeans replaced communitarianism, cooperation and spirituality – that prevailed across Africa – with a corrupt, aggressive and inhumane form of civilisation.

You can read the rest @

This is why the US is pouring military resources into Africa - to ensure the Black man will be burdened forever to support the Empire.

You can read about it @

The "war on terror" is a hoax and a pretext for continuing the theft of other people's resources.

Congress Cares More About Israel Than About You

[Senator Marco] Rubio’s newfound objection to surveillance appears to be limited to spying on the Israeli government. The senator has been a long-time defender of the NSA’s mass surveillance. “There is no evidence that these programs have been systematically abused,” he said in 2014, decrying what he described as “paranoia” around surveillance programs.

The previous year, he defended spying on foreign government officials, saying that “everybody spies on everybody, it’s just a fact.” In the most recent presidential debate, he accused rivals, like Ted Cruz, of endangering U.S. security by supporting modest reforms to the surveillance regime.

One reason Rubio may be carving out a special objection to spying on the Israeli government is that he is competing in the so-called “Adelson primary” — a contest for the financial backing of the pro-Israel casino magnate who spent $150 million during the 2012 election.

You can read the rest @

Isn't it past time for our lick-spittle Congress to start defending us and stop crawling to Israeli billionaires for handouts?

All You Americans Are Fired

The H-2 guest worker program, which brought in 150,000 legal foreign workers last year, isn’t supposed to deprive any American of a job. But many businesses go to extraordinary lengths to deny jobs to U.S. workers so they can hire foreigners instead.

You can read the rest @

We The People have been kicked to the curb by "our" government.

All we get is taxation without representation.

Our Legacy In Iraq

The vital capital of Iraq’s Anbar Province, once a city of half a million people, Ramadi has in the past seven months fell to ISIS, was surrounded and bombarded, and now (mostly) recovered by Iraq. As Iraqi officials tout their victory, however, it seems what they really won is a big repair bill.

Gen. Mahlawi said operations in Ramadi were paused for today because of the weather, and estimated that ISIS still controls about 30% of the city, such as it is. This is a surprising admission, as Iraq claimed total victory in the city days ago.

Defense Minister Khaled Obeidi, meanwhile, told the cabinet Ramadi had been turned into a “ghost town,” and that 80% of the city is effectively destroyed. The Education Ministry said 260 schools were destroyed in the fighting, and would cost $500 million to rebuild by themselves.

That could be a drop in the bucket when all is said and done, as thousands of houses are outright destroyed, much of the rest is at least seriously damaged, and given that remaining ISIS presence, the destruction is likely far from finished.

You can read the rest @

Is it any wonder they throw their shoes at us?

To ravage, to slaughter, to usurp under false titles, they call empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace.
Gaius Cornelius Tacitus

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Hillary vs. Trump - Who Is The Greater Racist ???

Who is the arch racist, Hillary or Trump?  To answer that, let us ask another question, a simple one.

Which is worse: to denigrate some members of a group or religion or race – or to kill them by the millions?  And maim more millions and displace even more millions?  Which is more “racist”?  With that in mind, who is the arch racist, Hillary or The Donald?

Do the liberals who criticize Trump, but not Hillary, as racist forget the slogan of the anti-Vietnam War movement, “Stop the Racist Bombing.”

And which causes more blowback, more revenge attacks by the victims – the denigration with words or the killing with bombs and sanctions?

Then consider the careers and statements of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.  Is there any doubt who is the greater offender in terms of hostility to Muslims?  And yet in all of the accusations of “racism” hurled at Trump from the editorial pages of the NYT to the most “progressive” web sites and outlets, there appears no corresponding charge against Hillary as racist.  That is symptomatic of a deep imperial sickness, an inability to see what is all too clear.  It is also an indication of the deep reach of the elite into all outlets of communication from the mainstream to most of the alternative ones and even into the minds of supposed progressives.

You can read the rest @

Bill and Hillary have been complicit in the killing and/or displacement of millions of Muslims. I am not aware that Trump has done anything remotely similar to even one Muslim.

Make no mistake - the US establishment doesn't give a damn how many Muslims are killed, as long as their candidate is the one who becomes the next US President.

If You Can't Stand The Heat, Stay Out Of The Kitchen

Iran has conducted a missile test not far from US warships. The Americans speak of a provocation. However, Iran had warned all ships to stay away from the region in the Persian Gulf.

You can read the rest @ [translation required]

US provokes all the time, usually hoping for a response which can be used to start yet another war.

If we really wanted peace, we would leave these people alone.

US Companies Led World On Debt Default

More U.S. companies have defaulted on their debt this year than issuers from any other country or region, S&P analysts led by Diane Vazza wrote in a Dec. 24 report.

As of last week, 111 companies worldwide had defaulted on their obligations, the highest tally since 2009 when the the figure hit 242 for the same period. About 60 percent of this year’s global defaults have come from U.S. borrowers, Vazza wrote, up from 55 percent a year ago, when 33 of 60 defaulters were American.

After the U.S., companies from emerging markets were the second-largest defaulters, accounting for 23 percent of the pool, which is a smaller share than last year, according to S&P data.

You can read the rest @

Q: How could this be, since we've been on the road to recovery for years.

A: What recovery?

Is President Spying On Congress ???

President Barack Obama announced two years ago he would curtail eavesdropping on friendly heads of state after the world learned the reach of long-secret U.S. surveillance programs.

But behind the scenes, the White House decided to keep certain allies under close watch, current and former U.S. officials said. Topping the list was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The U.S., pursuing a nuclear arms agreement with Iran at the time, captured communications between Mr. Netanyahu and his aides that inflamed mistrust between the two countries and planted a political minefield at home when Mr. Netanyahu later took his campaign against the deal to Capitol Hill.

The National Security Agency’s targeting of Israeli leaders and officials also swept up the contents of some of their private conversations with U.S. lawmakers and American-Jewish groups. That raised fears - an “Oh-shit moment,” one senior U.S. official said - that the executive branch would be accused of spying on Congress.

You can read the rest @

Frankly, if one is going to spy on Israel it's only natural the US Congress would be included, since it is one Israel's most important foreign policy focus groups.

While we're on the subject of spying, let me remind you that Hillary directed the US State Department to peek at international diplomats in a most obscene manner:

I hope this puts to rest the notion that we would live in a liberal paradise had Hillary Clinton become president instead of Barack Obama ... not to mention the notion that we already live in a liberal paradise because Barack Obama won. 

Diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks show that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ordered U.S. diplomats, the CIA, and the FBI to spy on highest echelons of UN officialdom, including Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and World Health Organization, the Guardian reports. The U.S. event wanted biometric information of UN officials including DNA and iris scans.

The U.S. wanted information on a variety of UN activities including relief operations that might involve terrorist organizations. Spying on the UN is illegal and wrong. But I can see how someone might at least rationalize spying to prevent cash from falling into the hands of Hezbollah. Some of the other items on the wish list are bizarre, frivolous, and/or downright shameful, however: 

It also wanted to know about plans by UN special rapporteurs to press for potentially embarrassing investigations into the US treatment of detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantánamo Bay, and "details of friction" between the agencies co-ordinating UN humanitarian operations, evidence of corruption inside UNAids, the joint UN programme on HIV, and in international health organisations, including the World Health Organisation (WHO). It even called for "biographic and biometric" information on Dr Margaret Chan, the director general of WHO, as well as details of her personality, role, effectiveness, management style and influence.

You can read the rest of that report @

You can bet your sweet bippy that Hillary has an extensive and capable spy network which keeps track of her political opponents and her many "enemies". She more or less reminds me of J. Edgar Hoover in a dress (which allegedly was a garment he often wore).

Do we really want another President who lies through her teeth about everything? I don't.

By the way, the phrase "liberal paradise" is more or less equivalent to the term "coercive utopia".

Protecting Belgian Treasures

Following the attacks in Paris on 11/13, the Belgians have decided to protect their national treasures from terrorists.

This statue in Brussels is at the top of their list:

For some reason, I really don't think they have much to worry about.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Bank Bail-Ins Will Wipe Out Your Life Savings

Here is yet another great, informative report from Ellen Brown:

While the mainstream media focus on ISIS extremists, a threat that has gone virtually unreported is that your life savings could be wiped out in a massive derivatives collapse. Bank bail-ins have begun in Europe, and the infrastructure is in place in the US. Poverty also kills. 

At the end of November, an Italian pensioner hanged himself after his entire €100,000 savings were confiscated in a bank “rescue” scheme. He left a suicide note blaming the bank, where he had been a customer for 50 years and had invested in bank-issued bonds. But he might better have blamed the EU and the G20’s Financial Stability Board, which have imposed an “Orderly Resolution” regime that keeps insolvent banks afloat by confiscating the savings of investors and depositors. Some 130,000 shareholders and junior bond holders suffered losses in the “rescue.”

The pensioner’s bank was one of four small regional banks that had been put under special administration over the past two years. The €3.6 billion ($3.83 billion) rescue plan launched by the Italian government uses a newly-formed National Resolution Fund, which is fed by the country’s healthy banks. But before the fund can be tapped, losses must be imposed on investors; and in January, EU rules will require that they also be imposed on depositors.


Is there reason for concern in the US?

According to former hedge fund manager Shah Gilani, writing for Money Morning, there is. In a November 30th article titled “Why I’m Closing My Bank Accounts While I Still Can,” he writes:

[It is] entirely possible in the next banking crisis that depositors in giant too-big-to-fail failing banks could have their money confiscated and turned into equity shares ...

If your too-big-to-fail (TBTF) bank is failing because they can’t pay off derivative bets they made, and the government refuses to bail them out, under a mandate titled “Adequacy of Loss-Absorbing Capacity of Global Systemically Important Banks in Resolution,” approved on Nov. 16, 2014, by the G20’s Financial Stability Board, they can take your deposited money and turn it into shares of equity capital to try and keep your TBTF bank from failing.

Once your money is deposited in the bank, it legally becomes the property of the bank. Gilani explains:

Your deposited cash is an unsecured debt obligation of your bank. It owes you that money back.

If you bank with one of the country’s biggest banks, who collectively have trillions of dollars of derivatives they hold “off balance sheet” (meaning those debts aren’t recorded on banks’ GAAP balance sheets), those debt bets have a superior legal standing to your deposits and get paid back before you get any of your cash.

... Big banks got that language inserted into the 2010 Dodd-Frank law meant to rein in dangerous bank behavior.

The banks inserted the language and the legislators signed it, without necessarily understanding it or even reading it. At over 2,300 pages and still growing, the Dodd Frank Act is currently the longest and most complicated bill ever passed by the US legislature.

You can read the rest @

Many believe that Congress is confused and/or inept, but Congress never seems to have a problem protecting the interests of the rich and powerful, do they?

When the next crisis comes - WHEN, not if - the savings of We The People will be wiped out. And it is likely that Social Security and the rest of the "safety net" will be gone, too. Then what?

We have been betrayed in more ways than we could ever understand.

They Hate Our Freedoms

But who is this "they" who hate our freedoms so much?

... the aging Al Qaeda brand has become decisively less scary and ISIS has been unveiled as the new never-before-seen menace. There are now once again calls for restrictions on the First Amendment’s free speech protections, but they come not from far-right radicals in universally discredited neocon journals, but rather from the most mainstream voices, as highlighted this week by The New York Times.

You can read the rest @

And the NYT story can be found @

This hateful "they" appears to include the following:
*most members of Congress
*many members of the Administration
*several members of the Supreme Court
*the generals and admirals of the Pentagon
*the police in most of our cities
*nearly all of the mainstream media
*many college administrators
*most college students
*the so-called deep state
*and last, but not least, the terrorists whom the US appears to have created, armed, and funded

Which of these groups poses the greatest threat to our freedoms?

And why, in spite of all the tools created for us by The Founding Fathers, do we appear to be so confused and helpless in the face of this threat?

US Is Militarizing The World

The year 2015 will be remembered as a year of expanding global warfare and militarism. It began with discussions of the possibility of “total war” against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, saw new provocations against China in the South China Sea, and draws to a close amid the escalation of the US and European war in Iraq and Syria and the spread of conflict to Yemen, Libya and other parts of Africa.

The imperialist powers are determined to make 2016 an even bloodier and more dangerous year. Germany and Japan are openly remilitarizing, as their governments seek to whitewash and rationalize the crimes of the World War II era. All of the imperialist powers have seized on the terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino to place their populations and economies on a war footing.

The most dangerous factor is the US drive for global domination. The United States has its hands in virtually every country, employing drone assassinations, Special Forces operations and a network of military bases and agreements aimed at establishing unchallenged military domination over the planet, along with cyberspace and outer space.

More plans are afoot. Washington is preparing to expand its global basing system through the addition of a “larger network envisioned by the Pentagon,” which will include at least four new Special Forces hubs and numerous new “spoke” bases, according to a New York Times article published Monday.

The commando network will be centered on Eurasia and Africa but will be global in scope, according to Pentagon officials. Among the new bases will be a permanent establishment in Afghanistan, which will function as “a hub for Special Operations troops and intelligence operatives throughout Central and South Asia.”

The record of the US special units, which have emerged as the spearhead of the so-called “war on terror” since 2001, makes clear the murderous nature of the escalating commando war. US Special Forces have been granted a general license to carry out violence and mayhem in every part of the world with total disregard for international law. Thousands of US commandos are already operating in between 85 and 130 countries worldwide, according to varying estimates by US media sources.

You can read the rest @

Please explain to me how any of this benefits We The People.

And don't use the word "terrorism" in your explanation, since it should be clear by now that global terrorism was invented by the US and its allies for the very purpose of justifying this huge military expansion.

Monday, December 28, 2015

The Life Of Adam

A video about the life of Adam Lanza (the alleged shooter at Sandy Hook Elementary School) has just been released. You can watch it here:

I do not believe the official story of what happened. It's completely full of holes.

Is World War Three Inevitable ???

The European governments, especially Germany and the UK, are complicit in the move toward nuclear war. These two American vassal states enable Washington’s reckless aggression toward Russia by repeating Washington’s propaganda and supporting Washington’s sanctions and interventions against other countries. As long as Europe remains nothing but an extension of Washington, the prospect of Armegeddon will continue to rise.

At this point in time, nuclear war can only be avoided in two ways. One way is for Russia and China to surrender and accept Washington’s hegemony. The other way is for an independent leader in Germany, the UK, or France to rise to office and withdraw from NATO. That would begin a stampede to leave NATO, which is Washington’s prime tool for causing conflict with Russia and, thereby, is the most dangerous force on earth to every European country and to the entire world. If NATO continues to exist, NATO together with the neoconservative ideology of American hegemony will make nuclear war inevitable.

You can read the rest @

This calls to mind something Albert Einstein once said:

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”

Easy for you to say, Albert, since you helped your Zionist buddies von Neumann, Szilard, and Teller create the nuclear weapons which now threaten us all.

Never Forgive, Never Forget

In a move that should surprise no one who has been watching the utter meltdown of privileged college students this year, a Harvard Law School dean has compared "microaggressions" to sexual assault and violence.

Dean Martha L. Minow, during her winter commencement speech on injustice, asked her students to keep fighting even after they graduate. She made references to apartheid and segregated schools before making the bizarre analogy.

"Taking even seemingly small acts in one's own school can build the culture that prevents violence, bullying, sexual assault and racial microaggressions," she said.

You can read the rest @

Compare that to what Jesus preached:

Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
Matthew 18:21-22 KJV

Of course, I get the distinct impression that Dean Minow is not a follower of Jesus Christ.

Unfortunately for us, too many of the influential people in our country are not followers of Jesus Christ.

What's Behind That Smile ???

Amid fierce opposition in one of its most important markets, Facebook has launched an aggressive campaign in India for an app that gives users access to a small number of Internet services for free, arguing it could help lift millions out of poverty.

The Menlo Park, Calif.,-based social media giant has blanketed Indian cities with billboards and taken out two-page newspaper advertisements to tout Free Basics, which Indian regulators suspended last week after opponents claimed it violated Internet neutrality, the principle that Internet providers allow equal access to all online content.

In an op-ed piece published Monday in the Times of India, the country’s largest English-language newspaper, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wrote that critics have mischaracterized Free Basics, which he said serves as a bridge to the Internet for millions who had never been online before.

You can read the rest @

I have always been suspicious of that constant, leering smile of his:

Could it perhaps be hiding malign intent? Have his critics indeed mischaracterized Free Basics, or have they perhaps accurately described it?

I seem to remember that John D. Rockefeller used to do something similar to this - he often gave away cheap (or free) gasoline to destroy his competitors, leaving him with a monopoly situation.

You wouldn't do anything like that, would you Mark?

US Gave Visas To Al Qaeda

Michael Springmann was Chief of the Non-Immigrant Visa Section in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, from 1987 to 1989. In his position in Jeddah, he was routinely overruled by superiors when he denied VISA applications submitted by unqualified travelers to the United States.

The events of September 11th gave him a more profound understanding of the troubles he experienced in that job. He is the author of “VISAs for Al Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked The World – An Insider’s View”. He describes the American VISAs For Terrorists Program and the Arab-Afghan Legion.

"I think it’s bigger than I even suspected. I had thought originally that it was a small, rogue operation and as time went by and I talked to people and started researching the book I saw that it was bigger than ever. Given the pushback and the blocking of people, I really think that it goes wider and deeper than even I suspect. I think one of the reasons for this is that nobody wants to believe the entire government is corrupt from top to bottom, that you can talk about Edward Snowden or Tom Drake or William Binney and the very focused, very tightly organized situations for a particular person for a particular item. What I’m saying is that the United States of America and all of the branches – the executive, the judicial, and the legislative – know about this and are covering up essentially state sponsored terrorism, and nobody wants to hear this. Nobody wants to go any deeper in it than I’ve got."

You can read the rest @

If this man is correct, then we can make the following statements:

*Yes, the US government sponsors global terrorism.

*Yes, the US government helps terrorists enter our country.

*Yes, the US government is using terrorism as a weapon against its own people.

We ignore his claims at our own peril.

A To Do List For Humanity

1. Teach kindness and compassion throughout the educational system levels, or as the Dalai Lama suggests, the practice of warmheartedness.

2. Teach connection consciousness - that all people, all life, all things are connected to each other.

3. End corporate personhood.

4. Provide healthcare to all.

5. Provide free college education to all.

6. Tax stock transactions for stock owned less than a month.

7. Tax inheritances substantially. End dynasties.

8. Eliminate ultra wealth by making it illegal to have more than $200 million in worth.

9. Stop all welfare to corporations and wealthy landowners.

10. Expand staffing for tax auditing ultra wealthy by a thousand percent.

11. Set a plan to increase transparency by 100% every two years.

12. End job inequality for women and minorities.

13. End the USA's self identity as the country that polices the world - pull back 80% of military. Cut military budget comparably.

14. Cancel US membership in all international trade agreements. Re-do agreements that favor people, not billionaires and big, transnational corporations.

15. Automatically register all citizens to vote.

16. Give the day off as a national vacation on voting day.

17. Require voting - figure out the carrots and sticks so voting is at least 95%.

18. End lobbying.

19. Make it illegal for former members or staffers of congress to work for any company or industry in which they were involved with legislation.

20. End big companies. Require divestment if they grow too big. Don't allow mergers or acquisitions.

You can read the other 53 items on the list @

Yes, this "to do" list is basically We The People vs. the oligarchs, bankgangsters, corporations, and their collaborators in the one percent. But if we do NOT accomplish most of the items on this list, we are finished as a nation.

Some may say that to do such things will "end capitalism" or "end democracy". They are wrong. It is the oligarchs, bankgangsters, corporations, and their collaborators in the one percent who have destroyed this nation and our way of life.

Casinos, Crime, Indian Country, Israel

Here's a nice tidbit from my friend Brenda Norrell:

The exposure of the new owner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reveals the ties between casino-owned media, crime and influence. It also reveals a connection with Israel.

Further, the exposure reveals a connection to the Oneida Nation in New York, which is wealthy from casino revenues, and is the owner of Indian Country Today.

The new owner of the Las Vegas newspaper is Sheldon Adelson, casino owner and Israeli newspaper owner.

Follow the money.

In a bizarre exposure, Adelson and the owners of Indian Country Today are linked by being the top donors to the ultra conservative Patriot Prosperity, as revealed by

Adelson's Drug Clinic, and his Sands Casino, were the top donors to Patriot Prosperity in 2012.

The Oneida Nation was the top donor in 2014 to Patriot Prosperity.

As previously revealed by Censored News, Israeli corporations have been gaining major US contracts in the Southwest.

US Homeland Security gave the southern border surveillance contract to Israel's Elbit Systems, responsible for Apartheid security surrounding Palestine. Elbit is now constructing spy towers on the Arizona border and is targeting traditional Tohono O'odham with new spy towers.

The construction of the mega solar project Ivanpah in the Mojave Desert in the Southern California Desert, desecrating Sacred Salt Song Trail, was done by Israel's BrightSource. This was exposed after President Obama claimed the construction was proof of a rebounding US economy.

You can read the rest @

Dear Mr. President: Paying the Israelis to build key projects in the US is NOT proof of a rebounding US economy. Even an amateur like you should realize this.

Israel is NOT our friend.

Did Israel Hack Juniper Networks ???

You may have heard that Juniper Networks announced what amounts to a backdoor in its virtual private networks products. Here’s Kim Zetter’s accessible intro of what security researchers have learned so far. And here’s some technical background from Matthew Green [you can find these two links on the webpage referenced below].

As Zetter summarizes, the short story is that some used weaknesses encouraged by NSA to backdoor the security product protecting a lot of American businesses.

They did this by exploiting weaknesses the NSA allegedly placed in a government-approved encryption algorithm known as Dual_EC, a pseudo-random number generator that Juniper uses to encrypt traffic passing through the VPN in its NetScreen firewalls. But in addition to these inherent weaknesses, the attackers also relied on a mistake Juniper apparently made in configuring the VPN encryption scheme in its NetScreen devices, according to Weinmann and other cryptographers who examined the issue. This made it possible for the culprits to pull off their attack.


That suggests two likely culprits for what has been assumed to be a state actor behind this: Israel (because it knows so much about NSA from having partnered on things like StuxNet) or Russia (which was getting records on the FiveEyes’ SIGINT activities from its Canadian spy, Jeffrey Delisle). The UK would be another obvious guess, except an Intercept article describing how NSA helped UK backdoor Juniper suggests they used another method.

You can read the rest @

It's unlikely the NSA would have helped Russia do this, so that leaves Israel as the most likely culprit.

Israel is NOT our friend.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

United We Strike, Divided We Fall

Last month’s attacks in Beirut and Paris, among others, drew large – though uneven – condemnation from the global community. This united solidarity front has not translated into united action by international decision-makers and their governments. Instead, multiple military-focused responses to the attacks have jeopardized any serious effort to counter terrorism.

In the wake of the events in Sinai, Beirut, Paris, Bamako, and Tunis, the world’s reaction didn’t fail to come, although far more vehemently for the French people, with statements of mourning by leaders, words of condemnation by Muslim groups, and messages of solidarity with the victims.

Despite the initial shock, the ‘’We are all French, Arab, Russian’’ slogans, and the renewed resolve by the international community to stand up to ISIS, the world is far from united or successful in its fight against terrorism. Though united in disgust, differing actions are being taken to confront the violence.

You can read the rest @

This essay suggests something we all should take a hard look at - both the West and the Muslim world are being manipulated by small groups of fanatics:

*Clearly the Muslim world is at the mercy of murderous fanatics such as al-Qaeda and the Islamic State, whose bizarre views do not represent the mainstream.

*Also just as clear is that people in the West are at the mercy of murderous fanatics like the neocons, the generals and admirals in the Pentagon, and the entire military–industrial-information-congressional complex, whose views only approximate the mainstream because of their extraordinary power to manipulate and control public opinion.

All of us on both sides of this alleged divide need to unite and fight our common enemy - the maniacs who pursue a common cynical agenda of endless war for their enrichment at the expense of We The People.

We have more in common with our alleged "enemies" than our rulers would like us to know.

Did Bill And Hillary Help Corporations Loot Haiti ???

That is what this report suggests:

The January 2010 earthquake provided a perfect opportunity for many to come and do business in Haiti. Even prior to the earthquake, Bill Clinton led the discussion on developing Haiti through corporate investment. President Martelly turned that approach into a credo: “Haiti is open for business.”

We understand the pretext for this so-called development. The concept of extraction isn’t very well known in Haiti, but the country has had a long history of pillaging by colonial and imperial powers.

There is a massive transfer of public resources being planned, from collective to private property. Public funding that should be spent on the population is being used to facilitate business investment. This happened in the construction of the free trade zone in Caracol, in which funds from US Agency for International Development and the Inter-American Development Bank that should have been spent on the Haitian people were instead used to develop private business.

You can read the rest @

And apparently the Rodham family got special treatment as part of the deal:

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s brother, Tony Rodham, sat on the board of a self-described mining company that in 2012 received one of only two “gold exploitation permits” from the Haitian government—the first issued in over 50 years.

The tiny North Carolina company, VCS Mining, also included on its board Bill Clinton’s co-chair of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC), former Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive.

You can read more about that @

Keep this in mind as Hillary spews out lie after lie promise after promise about how she is going to "help" the US if elected President.

Tracking Global Migration

This graphic shows where migrants are coming from and where they are going to:

You can read the details, including some of the numbers @

The World Wants Nuclear Power

Russia will be building two nuclear power plants for Bangladesh. You can read about it here:

China and/or Russia also may be building new nuclear power plants for South Africa. You can read about that possibility here:

All these new reactors will produce plutonium which could be used for nuclear weapons.

So how come these countries can have them but Iran cannot?

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Organ Harvesting - ISIS vs. Israel

Perhaps you've seen this claim that ISIS has been harvesting human organs for sale:

Islamic State has sanctioned the harvesting of human organs in a previously undisclosed ruling by the group’s Islamic scholars, raising concerns that the violent extremist group may be trafficking in body parts.

The ruling, contained in a January 31, 2015 document reviewed by Reuters, says taking organs from a living captive to save a Muslim's life, even if it is fatal for the captive, is permissible.

You can read the rest @

But is that more believable than the many claims Israel does the very same thing?

Jewish human organ harvesting was revealed by Swedish freelance journalist Donald Bostrom when he began to investigate United Nations employees concerns that Zionist Jewish soldiers snatch Palestinian children in the middle of the night, murder them, and sell their organs. Bostrom ran the story in Aftonbladet, Sweden's leading tabloid newspaper. The translated headline of the article read "They plunder the organs of our sons".

You can read the rest of that report @

I'm much more likely to believe the story about Israelis. I don't get the impression there are too many qualified surgeons in the Islamic State, but there are plenty of them in Israel.

Bernie Sanders Was Set Up

A Bernie Sanders campaign adviser made some pretty strong insinuations that the staffer who they had to fire for breaching Hillary Clinton‘s voter data was a DNC plant.

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I suspected all along that Sanders had been set up.

This was a clever ploy to deflect the attention of US airhead potential voters from Hillary's treasonous private server fiasco to a fabricated computer-related brouhaha involving Sanders.

Other examples of this sort of thing abound, such as:

1. Crucifying Bill Cosby for his alleged sexual perversions while giving Bill Clinton a free pass for his alleged child molestations, sexual assaults, and numerous rapes.

2. Painting Donald Trump as a Muslim hater, while ignoring the fact that Bill and Hillary both have participated in the killing of a huge number of Muslims (including over 500,000 children in Iraq).

3. Pretending to be against TPP, TTIP, and TISA, while knowing full well that all three will be signed into law no matter what We The People may say or do.

Hillary had two important teachers - Saul Alinsky and Richard Nixon - and she learned much from both of them. Should she be elected President, it is We The People who will have been set up.

She's not a crook, either. Right?

Freeways To Nowhere

All over Los Angeles, ad-hoc tent cities ... are cropping up along, above and under freeways, a phenomenon that is upending how we think about the biggest and most conspicuous kind of infrastructure in the region.

The freeway system, which Southern Californians once saw as a ticket to freedom, an emblem of L.A.'s love of individuality and movement, increasingly serves as a landscape of hard luck and a desperate sort of community — a place to hunker down.

In pursuing a monumental scale, the freeway has historically refused to acknowledge its role in shaping, dividing or serving individual neighborhoods. Unlike the boulevard, which operates at both regional and local levels, the freeway knows only one register. It keeps its eye permanently fixed on the wider horizon, the macro city. There is no public space in the city so aloof from its local surroundings or so rigorously organized to repel people on foot.

But the vacuum seal that once kept the L.A. freeway separate from economic and social pressures has been broken. As the homeless population grows in a city whose public realm is the haggard product of several decades of neglect, the freeway has taken on a crucial, if often dispiriting, neighborhood role despite itself.

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The interstate highway system once allowed us to travel freely whenever and wherever we wanted. In the new America, however, it serves as an umbrella for people who have nowhere else to go.

It would not surprise me if some day a giant street sweeping machine were to plow into these tent cities and clear away these poor souls along with the rest of America's unwanted trash.

Welcome to the market state.

US Is World's Biggest Arms Dealer

Foreign arms sales by the United States jumped by almost $10 billion in 2014, about 35 percent, even as the global weapons market remained flat and competition among suppliers increased, a new congressional study has found.

American weapons receipts rose to $36.2 billion in 2014 from $26.7 billion the year before, bolstered by multibillion-dollar agreements with Qatar, Saudi Arabia and South Korea. Those deals and others ensured that the United States remained the single largest provider of arms around the world last year, controlling just over 50 percent of the market.

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Q: If US sells so many weapons overseas, then why does our government want to "control" guns at home?

A: Both at home and abroad, the US wants only tyrants to have guns.

What If Jesus Had Been Born In The US Police State ???

Here is a very timely, revealing essay about the USA:

The Christmas narrative of a baby born in a manger is a familiar one.

The Roman Empire, a police state in its own right, had ordered that a census be conducted. Joseph and his pregnant wife Mary traveled to the little town of Bethlehem so that they could be counted. There being no room for the couple at any of the inns, they stayed in a stable, where Mary gave birth to a baby boy. That boy, Jesus, would grow up to undermine the political and religious establishment of his day and was eventually crucified as a warning to others not to challenge the powers-that-be.

But what if Jesus, the revered preacher, teacher, radical and prophet, had been born 2,000 years later? How would Jesus’ life have been different had he be born and raised in the American police state?

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You might want to listen to this song while reading it:

President Still Lying About GTMO

Lawyers representing Guantánamo Bay detainees who have been held at the camp in Cuba for up to 14 years without charge or trial have accused President Obama of stalling on his promise to close the military prison.

As the US president enters his final year in office, pressure is mounting on him to stand by his pledge to shut down the detention center by the time he leaves the White House. Numerous defense lawyers working directly with Guantánamo detainees have told the Guardian that they hold Obama and his senior officials personally responsible for the lack of action.

Obama made his vow to close Guantánamo within a year on his second day in the White House in 2009.

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Note well how he has no problem trampling both the Constitution and Congress to bring in millions of illegal aliens, but somehow cannot close GTMO.

He is a liar and a fraud.

Friday, December 25, 2015

The Secret To A Happier, Healthier Life

Just retire !!!

Retirement, contrary to popular opinion, is not the time in which your satisfaction with life declines and your health deteriorates. Instead, it’s the exact opposite: Retirement is likely to improve your overall happiness and health, according to a working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research this year.

And that improvement happens immediately, according to the authors of the paper, Aspen Gorry and Devon Gorry, both professors at Utah State University, and Sita Slavov, a professor at George Mason University.

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It worked for me.

The Christmas Truce Of 1914

Today is the anniversary of the Christmas Truce of 1914, a spontaneous soldiers’ truce that broke out on Christmas Eve all along the Western Front in France, lasting in places until the day after Christmas.

French, British and German soldiers, intrigued by the sound of Christmas carols from the enemy trenches, first tentatively refrained from firing on one another. A German boot tossed into the British trenches turned out to be filled with candy and sausage. Soldiers, with increasing confidence, began to venture out into no-man’s land and into each other’s trenches to exchange small presents like coffee and cigarettes, spirits, and newspapers from home. They celebrated Christmas by playing football on no-man’s-land. Soldiers from opposing armies shared rations, sang carols together and posed for group photographs.

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That was probably the last time Christian values triumphed over mankind's lust for war.

There is no just war, unless the armies literally are commanded by Jesus Christ Himself. And that will not happen until the final trumpet blows.