Monday, August 31, 2015

Visualizing Global Debt


Nuclear Industry Refuses To Learn From Fukushima Accident

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has rejected the recommendation of the high-level task force it convened after the March 2011 Fukushima disaster to require nuclear plant owners to develop and maintain plans for coping with a core-melt accident. This decision will allow nuclear plants to continue to maintain those plans voluntarily and deny the agency the authority to review those plans or issue citations if they are deficient.

“Once again, the NRC is ignoring a key lesson of the Fukushima accident: Emergency plans are not worth the paper they are printed on unless they are rigorously developed, maintained and periodically exercised,” said Edwin Lyman, a senior scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). “When it comes to these critical safety measures, the NRC is allowing the industry to regulate itself.”


You can read the rest @

http://www.ucsusa.org/news/press_release/NRC-Rejects-Requiring-Core-Melt-Plans-0522#.VeR7dPlVikq

I worked in the US nuclear industry for 25 years and was trained as a Senior Reactor Operator on the very type of plants which are located at Fukushima. If similar conditions occurred at US plants, the result may indeed have been identical to what the Japanese experienced. A prolonged loss of core cooling results in meltdown, period - no matter where the reactor is located.


Nuclear power is a VERY bad idea, one of humanity's worst.

The Great Unravelling

The ideological and physical hold of American imperial power, buttressed by the utopian ideology of neoliberalism and global capitalism, is unraveling. Most, including many of those at the heart of the American empire, recognize that every promise made by the proponents of neoliberalism is a lie. Global wealth, rather than being spread equitably, as neoliberal proponents promised, has been funneled upward into the hands of a rapacious, oligarchic elite, creating vast economic inequality. The working poor, whose unions and rights have been taken from them and whose wages have stagnated or declined over the past 40 years, have been thrust into chronic poverty and underemployment, making their lives one long, stress-ridden emergency. The middle class is evaporating. Cities that once manufactured products and offered factory jobs are boarded-up wastelands. Prisons are overflowing. Corporations have orchestrated the destruction of trade barriers, allowing them to stash $2.1 trillion in profits in overseas banks to avoid paying taxes. And the neoliberal order, despite its promise to build and spread democracy, has hollowed out democratic systems to turn them into corporate leviathans.

Democracy, especially in the United States, is a farce, vomiting up right-wing demagogues such as Donald Trump, who has a chance to become the Republican presidential nominee and perhaps even president, or slick, dishonest corporate stooges such as Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and, if he follows through on his promise to support the Democratic nominee, even Bernie Sanders.


The labels "liberal" and "conservative" are meaningless in the neoliberal order. Political elites, Democrat or Republican, serve the demands of corporations and empire. They are facilitators, along with most of the media and most of academia, of what the political philosopher Sheldon Wolin calls our system of "inverted totalitarianism."


The attraction of a Trump, like the attraction of Radovan Karadzic or Slobodan Milosevic during the breakdown of Yugoslavia, is that his buffoonery, which is ultimately dangerous, mocks the bankruptcy of the political charade. It lays bare the dissembling, the hypocrisy, the legalized bribery. There is a perverted and, to many, refreshing honesty in this. The Nazis used this tactic to take power during the Weimar Republic. The Nazis, even in the eyes of their opponents, had the courage of their convictions, however unsavory those convictions were. Those who believe something, even something repugnant, are often given grudging respect.


You can read the rest @

http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Great-Unraveling-by-Chris-Hedges-Humanity_Ideology_Killing_Neoliberalism-150830-393.html

I don't agree with Mr. Hedges' characterization of The Donald. There is a big difference between nationalism and xenophobia, one which Hedges and the rest of the establishment refuse to recognize.


I also think he's being extremely unrealistic in thinking that We The People can somehow seize back the reins of power from the oligarchs, bankgangsters, and corporations. They have their hooks into all branches of government. Do we expect them to just roll over and play dead?


The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house. It doesn't matter whom we vote for. If it made any difference, they wouldn't let us vote in the first place.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

271 New Vaccines In The Pipeline

Is this why they're trying to force people to take vaccines?

http://www.earth-heal.com/news/news/29-depopulation/2339-271-new-vaccines-in-big-pharma-s-pipeline.html

Which is it - concern for public health, or more bucks for Big Pharma?

Erasing 100 Years Of US History

South Dakota educators intend to erase the first 100 years of US history:

Students in South Dakota will now graduate from high school without studying early American history, under new teaching guidelines adopted by the state.

After a year of deliberations, the state Board of Education adopted new curriculum standards that no longer require instructors to teach the first 100 years of U.S. history. Such milestone events and developments as the Revolutionary War and the drafting of the U.S. Constitution could be completely ignored.

You can read the rest @
http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/south-dakota-drops-study-of-early-us-history-as-a-high-school-requirement-150829?news=857303

Does this mean their version of US history begins with "Custer's Last Stand", which took place on June 25-26, 1876?

It was Custer's 1874 expedition to the Black Hills which led to South Dakota becoming a state in 1889.

Will Trump Be President ???

It’s deeply weird, but the jeering billionaire reality star seems authentic to many Americans. Trump is a manifestation of national disgust — with the money that consumed politics, with the dysfunctional, artificial status quo and with the turgid return to a Bush-Clinton race, with a less adept Bush and Clinton.

“The prospect of Hillary and Jeb as the nominees created a huge opening for something like this,” said former W. strategist Matthew Dowd. “The American public looked at it and said, ‘I do not want that.’ ”

Dowd said Friday that everyone should stop being in denial and start accepting that Trump could be the nominee.

You can read the rest @
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/30/opinion/sunday/maureen-dowd-bush-and-clinton-dynasties-hit-trump-bump.html

Dear Maureen: It may seem "deeply weird" to you, but not to We The People. It was you and your ilk who wrecked this republic, not us.

MSM - The Illusion Of Choice


You can find a more readable version of this graphic @

Did The Clintons Kill This Spy ???

THE MI6 spy found dead in a holdall had illegally hacked into secret data on Bill Clinton, The Sun on Sunday can reveal.

Gareth Williams, 31, dug out the guestlist for an event the former American president was going to as a favour for a pal.

The codebreaker — who had breached his security clearance — handed the list to the friend, who was also to be a guest.

MI6 bosses raged over the data breach amid growing tensions with US security services over Mr Williams’s transatlantic work.

Today, just over five years since his body was found inside a padlocked bag, his death remains one of Britain’s most mysterious unsolved cases.

The Sun on Sunday can reveal that voicemail messages Mr Williams left for family and pals were deleted in the days after his death. And a rival agent may also have broken into the flat to destroy or remove evidence.

You can read the rest @
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/6613428/Secrets-of-MI6-spy-found-dead-in-bag-revealed.html

And please re-read this related post about the Clinton Body Count:

http://sainthoward.blogspot.com/2015/08/did-hillary-have-michael-hastings-killed.html

Yes, the mafia runs America. Not the Italian mafia, but one just as vicious. That must be why no one has the balls to bring these people to justice.

So ... what's so damning in their emails and documents that people have to be killed to keep it secret?

Hillary For Prison 2016 ???

Apparently these signs are very popular in the Hamptons:


“I just think she’s extremely dishonest, and if you look at the polls the public agrees,” Sabin said.

He compared the former first lady’s e-mail scandal to that of ex-CIA director David Petraeus, who was hit earlier this year with two years’ probation and a $100,000 fine for sharing classified information with his lover, Paula Broadwell.

“People should feel bad about someone like Petraeus, a hero, getting in so much trouble, and this woman — nothing happened to her,” Sabin fumed.

You can read all about it @
http://nypost.com/2015/08/30/hillary-for-prison-signs-keep-getting-stolen-in-the-hamptons/

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Insanity At West Point ???

An assistant professor in the law department of the US Military Academy at West Point has argued that legal scholars critical of the war on terrorism represent a “treasonous” fifth column that should be attacked as enemy combatants.

In a lengthy academic paper, the professor, William C Bradford, proposes to threaten “Islamic holy sites” as part of a war against undifferentiated Islamic radicalism. That war ought to be prosecuted vigorously, he wrote, “even if it means great destruction, innumerable enemy casualties, and civilian collateral damage”.


Other “lawful targets” for the US military in its war on terrorism, Bradford argues, include “law school facilities, scholars’ home offices and media outlets where they give interviews” – all civilian areas, but places where a “causal connection between the content disseminated and Islamist crimes incited” exist.


You can read the rest @

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/29/west-point-professor-target-legal-critics-war-on-terror

And here is a link which allows you to download his paper:


http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2597971


Jesus Christ !!! Have these people gone completely insane?


We have entered a Dark Ages, and I don't expect us to emerge any time soon.


Don't dismiss this as the rantings of just one assistant professor. The military brass is fully behind the criminalization of dissent and investigative journalism. You can read more about this here:


http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/08/pentagons-new-law-of-war-manual-reduces-us-to-the-level-of-nazis.html

GTMO - Bodies Without Souls

I have become a body without a soul. I breathe, eat and drink, but I don’t belong to the world of living creatures. I rather belong to another world, a world that is buried in a grave called Guant√°namo. I fall asleep and then wake up to realize that my soul and my thoughts belong to that world I watch on television, or read about in books. That is all I can say about the ordeal I’ve been enduring.

You can read the rest @

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/28/14-years-detained-guantanamo

Would you like to know more? Here is a report about Obama ad-Dajjal's bogus plans to close GTMO:


http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/32531-what-are-the-us-s-real-plans-for-guantanamo

And here is a related excerpt from my novella No More Patriots:

It was almost inconceivable that citizens of the United States ever would have constructed the hell on earth which exists at GTMO and at the Salt Pit at Bagram in Afghanistan. Or that we would do absolutely nothing to shut these facilities down and punish the torturers once we learned of them. How could this possibly have happened?


GTMO is America’s version of Ch√Ęteau d'If from The Count of Monte Cristo. For many of its prisoners, it is a place from which they may never return, a place where their hope inevitably turns to despair, and in which their faith in God is tested to its extreme limits.


And as I now experienced such a place myself, I realized that GTMO’s primary purpose was not to be an interrogation center. No one came to interrogate me about anything, and for those prisoners who were being interrogated, no one really cared what they said. America had already decided who was guilty and who needed to be punished, and anything a prisoner said was irrelevant.


No, GTMO was in fact a “battle lab”, as the latest reports had revealed. And clearly the main thing being tested in this laboratory was how to destroy a man’s faith in God. It began with America’s war on Islam, but it soon was extended to Christians and men of other faiths. Yes, there was torture here, but it was neither random nor pointless. It was all part of America’s war against God.


http://www.amazon.com/No-More-Patriots-Howard-Uhal-ebook/dp/B00X2SU5Q6/

Can We Make America Great Again ???

Donald Trump says we can make America great again.

How did America become "great" in the first place? By doing the following:

  • We stole this continent,
  • We slaughtered its inhabitants,
  • We strip mined its resources,
  • We squandered the bounty which nature had provided,
  • We bullied and/or invaded any country which got in our way,
  • We left in our wake piles of bodies and mountains of waste which will poison this planet nearly forever, and
  • We lied about what we were doing every step of the way.

Do we intend to do THAT again?

Is Climate Change Now The Excuse For Everything ???

Can you spot the political and intellectual fraud in this so-called report?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-biggers/call-it-what-it-is-a-glob_b_8056186.html


The migrant / immigrant crises of Europe and the US were not caused by climate change. Their chiefs causes were these:

  • Hillary (Tricky Dick) Rodham (a.k.a. Clinton to some of you) conspired to destroy the legitimate government of Libya, a decision which led to the murder of its leader, Muammar Gaddafi;
  • Obama ad-Dajjal and his minions conspired to destroy the legitimate government of Syria, a decision which may eventually lead to the murder of its leader, Bashar al-Assad; and
  • The corporate-controlled government of the United States conspired to destroy the economies of Mexico and the United States for the enrichment of said corporations.

Stopping the burning of coal will not solve those migrant crises.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Do Israelis Like Donald Trump ???

Israel is in dire need of a leader with the Trump Factor: “A man of the people” who recognizes the need to address the “smaller” day-to-day concerns of the population; who has the will and courage to think outside the box to find the most simple solutions to our challenges; and someone with the freedom and moral clarity to make decisions that are in the best interest of the country completely independent of special interests.

You can read the rest @
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/The-Trump-factor-413515

Note well how US MSM and pollsters mock Trump and say they cannot "understand" him. This is because they hate We The People and truly do not give a damn about our welfare or concerns.

Note also that the Republican Party strategy seems to be "dump Trump and capitulate to Hillary" (i.e., do what their corporate puppet masters are telling them to do).

Sickening any way you look at it.

Is Google Hiding Hillary's Sexuality ???

That seems to be the claim made by this author:

http://www.dcdave.com/article5/150825.htm

Read it for yourself and decide.

Here's What Yeltsin Did To Russia

In the final analysis, he screwed the Russian people while helping oligarchs to build the world's biggest yachts:


Way to go, Boris !!!

Was Jesus Black ???

A team of archeologists from the University of Tel Aviv have uncovered a collection of ancient scrolls in the West Bank region, near the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were originally uncovered in 1947, and which promise to shed a new light on the life and physical appearance of Jesus Christ.

The newly found documents which are believed to have been written by a small Jewish sectarian group, called the Essenes, retraces different elements of the Old Testament and New Testament similar to the Dead Sea Scrolls, but scholars have turned their attention to a peculiar fragment which describes the birth of the Christ figure in a new light.


The manuscripts that have been dated between 408 BCE to 318 CE describe the son of Mary as of a “darker color” of skin than [his] parents, a revealing information admits professor Hans Schummer.


“It is quite revealing that the unknown author of the document notes with a certain sense of surprise that the infant’s skin tone is darker in color than his mother and father.

“The infant was the color of the night” reads a part of the fragment of the scripture, “In the dark of the night, nothing could be seen of the infant except the white of his eyes” reads another excerpt.


You can read the rest @

http://www.globalresearch.ca/jesus-was-black-reveal-newly-found-manuscript/5472502

If you have read The Book of Revelation or The Autobiography of Malcolm X, you already knew this.

The Value Of A Black Life In US Is Five Dollars

A young black man arrested by police in Portsmouth, Virginia, on the same day that one of the city’s officers fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old, has been found dead in jail after spending almost four months behind bars without bail for stealing groceries worth $5.

You can read the rest @

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/28/jamycheal-mitchell-virginia-jail-found-dead

The cause of his death is the gross stupidity of the US justice (sic) system. There is no reason this man should have been in jail for four months in the first place.


US Constitution, 8th Amendment

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Yes, denying bail for a theft of $5 is "excessive" bail.


Update - Here is another black man who died because he allegedly stole $5 worth of snack food:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/man-accused-of-stealing-5-in-snacks-died-in-jail-as-he-waited-for-space-at-mental-hospital/2015/09/29/7ceac8a2-5aff-11e5-9757-e49273f05f65_story.html

Cocaine Production Plummets After DEA Kicked Out Of Bolivia

After the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was kicked out of Bolivia, the country was able to drastically reduce the amount of coca (cocaine) produced within its borders. According to data released by the United Nations, cocaine production in the country declined by 11% in the past year, marking the fourth year in a row of steady decrease.

It was just seven years ago that the DEA left Bolivia — and only three years after that, progress was finally made. The strategy employed by the Bolivian government may be a surprise to many prohibitionists because it did not involve any strong-arm police state tactics. Instead, they worked to find alternative crops for farmers to grow that would actually make them more money.

You can read the rest @
http://www.mintpressnews.com/cocaine-production-plummets-after-dea-kicked-out-of-bolivia/209065/

The "war on drugs" might better be called "the war that runs on drugs", and the DEA might better be called the Drug Enabling Agency.

America, you are SO brain dead.

Master Plan To Colonize Mars ???

Buzz Aldrin wants us to go to Mars. You can read about it here:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3213428/Buzz-Aldrin-joins-university-forming-master-plan-Mars.html

Great idea, Buzz. All you need is more money than G-d and a whole slew of hardware which doesn't yet exist.

Good luck with that.

Hillary Don't Need No Stinking Democracy

According to this report, Hillary thinks she already has 20% of the votes needed for the nomination:

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-08-28/clinton-camp-saying-it-already-secured-one-fifth-the-delegates-needed-for-nomination


How could this be? No one has voted yet.


Or will this be a repeat performance of the teachers' union "endorsement" which was given without asking any of the members what they wanted?


If you want to vote for this vile person, go ahead. I think you're crazy if you do.


Update: Apparently Martin O'Malley agrees with me that the entire process has been rigged to favor Ms. Rodham. You can read about it here:

http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/08/28/martin-omalley-rails-at-democrats-for-debate-schedule-rigged-to-aid-hillary-clinton/

Refugees Are Opportunities ???

Does this sound familiar?

... the influx also provides opportunities for the German economy. Despite the official unemployment figure of almost 2.8 million, the business community urgently needs workers. And every refugee or migrant who finds work becomes less of a drain on the public coffers. The German economy is dependent on immigration, both from Europe as well as people entering the country due to asylum rights in Germany. With the German population shrinking, businesses are unable to fill many jobs, and specialized workers are increasingly rare. This trend will only be exacerbated in the coming years. It's a development that jeopardizes the country's future prosperity.


You can read the rest @

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/refugees-are-an-opportunity-for-the-german-economy-a-1050102.html

Both Germany and the US have large (and growing) unemployed populations, but both allegedly need to bring in more immigrants to fill their empty jobs.


This suggests that neither economy is able to compete on the world market while paying a living wage to their native-born citizens. They can only make ends meet by slashing wages and giving jobs to desperate refugees.

This also suggests that "national" economies exist for the benefit of corporations and not for the benefit of real people. The reality of this suggestion will become more apparent as nation states complete their transformation into market states.


I may sound like a broken record on this issue, but I will continue to do so until people wake up to it.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Was Huma Really A Special Government Employee ???

Please read this report about Huma Abedin:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-huma-abedin-operated-at-the-center-of-the-clinton-universe/2015/08/27/cd099eee-4b32-11e5-902f-39e9219e574b_story.html

Then take a look at this explanation of "special government employees" (SGEs):

http://www.oge.gov/Topics/Selected-Employee-Categories/Special-Government-Employees/

Please explain to me how her education, skills, and experience qualified her to be an SGE. I just don't see it.

Kids Stop Playing At Age 9

A new study from the folks at Let’s Play, reveals that once kids hit age 9, they stop playing as often. The survey asked parents if their children play every single day: 65 percent said their 3-year-olds do, 50 percent for 4-year-olds, 56 percent for 5-year-olds, 55 percent for 6-year-olds, 61 percent for 7-year-olds and 56 percent for 8-year-olds. And then it gets interesting. Only 26 percent of parents of 9-year-olds say their children play every day.

Let’s Play is from the folks at Dr Pepper Snapple Group, which partner with nonprofit organizations KaBoom! and Good Sports to build playgrounds and provide grants for sports equipment to make more play possible. The survey of 1,002 adults with at least one child was conducted in April by telephone.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends children participate in 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Of the parents surveyed, 75 percent believe that their children are playing enough every day, yet only 41 percent said their children were participating in active play every day.

So, what happens at age 9?

A couple of factors, says kids fitness expert Steve Ettinger. As kids get older, school demands go up, and as well as the use of technology. They become less likely to participate in free play or want to go outside.

Regular play also becomes less accessible. Instead, as they transition into middle school, play goes from recess and outside time after school and becomes organized sports and groups. If you’re not interested in those, you might stop playing.

Parents surveyed identified what the barriers to play were for their children: 65 percent said it was the kids’ preference to play with technology instead; 56 percent said busy schedules, 62 percent said cost of equipment and participation, 37 percent said there was a lack of safe equipment or play spaces, and 31 percent said their child doesn’t enjoy playing.

You can read the rest @
http://parenting.blog.austin360.com/2015/08/26/are-kids-playing-anymore-study-says-not-once-they-reach-age-9/

And once they stop playing, their bodies become frail. I would think the age of puberty is when their physical activity level should increase, not decrease, if they want to grow up strong and healthy.

But what do I know.

EU Countries Want To Drive Out Refugees

Czech Republic wants to send its army to the borders to repel refugees. Bulgaria and Hungary are using their military already against refugees. In addition, the Czech president proposes a common EU army to make the Schengen borders tight using NATO forces.

You can read the rest @
http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/08/27/eu-staaten-wollen-fluechtlinge-mit-militaer-einsatz-zurueckdraengen/ [translation may be required]

Considering this, why is "Trump's Wall" such a strange idea?

Most, if not all, of the current refugee crises have been caused by the United States of America, which seems to have no clue how to deal with them.

Oil Companies Need $500 Billion To Stay Afloat

At a time when the oil price is languishing at its lowest level in six years, producers need to find half a trillion dollars to repay debt. Some might not make it.

The number of oil and gas company bonds with yields of 10 percent or more, a sign of distress, tripled in the past year, leaving 168 firms in North America, Europe and Asia holding this debt, data compiled by Bloomberg show. The ratio of net debt to earnings is the highest in two decades.


If oil stays at about $40 a barrel, the shakeout could be profound, according to Kimberley Wood, a partner for oil mergers and acquisitions at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP in London. West Texas Intermediate crude was up 2.8 percent at $39.68 a barrel at 8:10 a.m. in London.


You can read the rest @

http://geab.eu/en/oil-industry-needs-half-a-trillion-dollars-to-endure-price-slump/

Screw 'em !!!


If we're serious about stopping climate change / global warming, let the oil companies collapse. That half a trillion dollars would be better spent encouraging the development of alternative energy sources (and I don't mean nuclear, or any company run by Obama ad-Dajjal's minions). Here is one possible example:


A new species of palm tree has started sprouting around Dubai. But instead of producing dates, the fronds of the Smart Palm harness the sun’s energy to allow people to look up city information, access Wi-Fi, and charge their phones, all for free.


Topped with nine leaf-shaped photovoltaic modules, a six-meter-tall Smart Palm can generate around 7.2 kilowatt hours per day, enough to operate without ever drawing off the grid.

The two prototype palms that have already been installed — one at a beach near the Burj Al Arab hotel and other at centrally located Zabeel Park — each carry a Wi-Fi hotspot, eight charging stations for phones and tablets, and a touch-screen panel giving local details on things like weather and transportation.

You can read the rest @

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/smart-solar-palm-trees-power-wi-fi-phones-112750642.html

Cruel And Unusual Punishments ???

A Colorado judge formally sentenced James Eagan Holmes to multiple life terms plus thousands of years in prison for the Aurora movie theater massacre that killed 12 and wounded 70.

Holmes, a 27-year-old former grad student, received one life term for each person he killed, plus 3,318 years for the attempted murders of those he wounded and for rigging his apartment with explosives. He is not eligible for parole.

You can read the rest @
http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/26/us/james-holmes-aurora-massacre-sentencing/

While I agree that Mr. Holmes deserved to be punished, his sentence clearly is what The Founders would have classified as "unusual":

US Constitution, 8th Amendment
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

But these days our thirst for blood is seldom slaked with mere "usual" punishments.

Here is another excerpt from my novella No More Patriots:

Most people don’t feel compassion for the incarcerated or for those shot by police because they think the perps got what they deserved or because they don’t think the circumstances will ever apply to them. Our typical response to the situation is “let them rot in jail”, especially when the perp has harmed or killed a family member. At times it seems like our chief regret is that we can execute a murderer only once, or that a prisoner can spend only one lifetime rotting away in prison. That doesn’t sound like compassion to me. And revenge is not justice.

http://www.amazon.com/No-More-Patriots-Howard-Uhal-ebook/dp/B00X2SU5Q6/

By the way, a US Army staff sargent recently was sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing 16 civilians during a rampage in Afghanistan.

That's ONE life sentence, not 16. Why are we coddling military murderers but going overboard when punishing people like James Holmes?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

US Deficit Will Double In Ten Years

The deficit is estimated to more than double in 10 years, which is projected to push debt held by the public up to 77 percent as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates.

You can read the rest @
http://freebeacon.com/issues/cbo-deficit-public-debt-to-double-over-next-10-years/

What's the solution? Steal the SS Trust Fund? Bill Clinton already did that. End Medicare? Screw the retirees?

It ain't gonna be a pretty picture.

Press #3 For Arabic ???

According to this report, when you call the Public Assistance office in Detroit, the language choices are:
  • #1 for English
  • #2 for Spanish
  • #3 for Arabic

You can read the rest @

http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/its-finally-here-press-3-for-arabic-this-is-no-joke-this-is-for-real-in-the-state-of-michigan/question-2014111/

50 Facts About CIA - MSM Collusion

Since the end of World War Two the Central Intelligence Agency has been a major force in US and foreign news media, exerting considerable influence over what the public sees, hears and reads on a regular basis. CIA publicists and journalists alike will assert they have few, if any, relationships, yet the seldom acknowledged history of their intimate collaboration indicates a far different story–indeed, one that media historians are reluctant to examine.

When seriously practiced, the journalistic profession involves gathering information concerning individuals, locales, events, and issues. In theory such information informs people about their world, thereby strengthening “democracy.” This is exactly why reason news organizations and individual journalists are tapped as assets by intelligence agencies and, as German the experiences of journalist Udo Ulfkotte (entry 47 below) suggest, this practice is at least as widespread today as it was at the height of the Cold War.

You can read the rest (including the list of 50 facts) here. It's a long list, but well worth reading:

http://memoryholeblog.com/2015/08/26/the-cia-and-the-news-media-50-historical-facts-the-world-needs-to-know/#more-19015

Not included on the list is the relationship among Obama ad-Dajjal, the CIA, and the MSM. CIA created his legend, and their puppets in the MSM have made certain that We The People cannot discover the truth about his real past.

Armed Drones In North Dakota

North Dakota police will be free to fire "less than lethal" weapons from the air thanks to the influence of Big Drone.

It is now legal for law enforcement in North Dakota to fly drones armed with everything from Tasers to tear gas thanks to a last-minute push by a pro-police lobbyist.


With all the concern over the militarization of police in the past year, no one noticed that the state became the first in the union to allow police to equip drones with “less than lethal” weapons. House Bill 1328 wasn’t drafted that way, but then a lobbyist representing law enforcement—tight with a booming drone industry—got his hands on it.


The bill’s stated intent was to require police to obtain a search warrant from a judge in order to use a drone to search for criminal evidence. In fact, the original draft of Rep. Rick Becker’s bill would have banned all weapons on police drones.


Then Bruce Burkett of North Dakota Peace Officer’s Association was allowed by the state house committee to amend HB 1328 and limit the prohibition only to lethal weapons. “Less than lethal” weapons like rubber bullets, pepper spray, tear gas, sound cannons, and Tasers are therefore permitted on police drones.


You can read the rest @

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/08/26/first-state-legalizes-armed-drones-for-cops-thanks-to-a-lobbyist.html

It won't be long until every US state (and every nation) flies drones armed with lethal weapons.


There is no easy way to climb back up this slippery slope.


Update: And according to this report, such drones also soon will be autonomous:

Teaching UAVs and other robots to think for themselves is RRG's central mission. “We want UAVs to be able to operate in urban environments, to get useful things done, and interact with people,” says Roy. “We want them to become as intelligent as they need to be for the task at hand.”

You can read the rest @
http://www.techswarm.com/2015/08/the-ongoing-mission-to-teach-drones-to.html

Can you spell S-k-y-n-e-t?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Are We All Permanent Prisoners Of War ???

Are police constitutional? The police, prisons, parole, and probation did not exist when the U.S. Constitution was created any more than did drones or the internet. The first thing in the United States like police was the slave patrol. The first modern police force in the United States was begun in New York City in 1845. I’ve argued at length elsewhere that drones are incompatible with the Bill of Rights. What about police?

The Third Amendment grew out of resistance to allowing soldiers to engage in any of the abuses that constitute the work of police. Need we accept those abuses? I think we can at the very least radically reduce them. To do so we will have to declare an end to the wars abroad and the wars at home. Balko quotes former Maryland police officer Neill Franklin on what changing police attitudes will require:


“Number one, you’ve signed on to a dangerous job. That means that you’ve agreed to a certain amount of risk. You don’t get to start stepping on others’ rights to minimize that risk you agreed to take on. And number two, your first priority is not to protect yourself, it’s to protect those you’ve sworn to protect.” But that would mean not being at war with people.


You can read the rest @

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-rise-of-the-permanent-prisoners-of-war-in-america/5471547

We have become prisoners of the system of policing and war which has been imposed on We The People by oligarchs, bankgangsters, corporations, and their accomplices in the one percent. It is truly a shame that those sworn to protect and serve us (i.e., the police and military) have instead decided to protect and serve the rising fascist powers that be.


And it's an even greater shame that We The People have allowed this coup to go unchallenged.

Does Hillary Just Need A Girlfriend ???

"Hillary is lonely, has trouble expressing her feelings and yearns for an intimate relationship with a powerful woman," claims noted shrink who puts the presidential hopeful on the couch.

You can read the rest@

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3209152/Hillary-lonely-trouble-expressing-feelings-yearns-intimate-relationship-powerful-woman-claims-noted-shrink-puts-presidential-hopeful-couch.html

It makes sense to me.


Will someone please step forward to meet her needs? Maybe then she will leave the rest of us alone.


Update: Here's an idea. Once Hillary is convicted of espionage (or whatever crimes we can make stick), she can have that intimate relationship she craves with a powerful women - a prison guard and/or the leader of a prison gang.


Send The Billionaires To Mars

The Mars One colony is looking for someone with deep pockets to fund their project:

Could the first Mars colony be called Buffettville, or Zuckerburgh?


The Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One aims to establish a permanent settlement on the Red Planet, beginning with the touchdown of the first four pioneers in 2027. The biggest challenges facing the project are financial rather than technical, so a big donation from a deep-pocketed person concerned about his or her legacy could make a huge difference, Mars One representatives said.


Mars One "is so ambitious and — I think 'crazy' is the right word — that we might actually get a phone call from a billionaire who says, 'I want to make this happen. I want the first city on Mars to be called Gatesville or Slim City," said Mars One co-founder and CEO Bas Lansdorp, presumably referring to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim Helu.


You can read the rest @

http://www.space.com/30357-mars-one-colony-billionaires-wanted.html

I think that We The People should seize the monies which billionaires have swindled from us and give all of them a first class ticket to the Mars colony. It's the least we can do for them.

Our Bloated Defense Budget

It's no surprise that the US military is a mighty organization, but this map, found in Bank of America's "Transforming World" atlas, dramatizes exactly how enormous our defense budget is in context:


You can read the rest @
http://www.vox.com/2015/8/23/9189153/us-defense-spending-international-comparison

Do we really have that many enemies?


And in this context, how can Russia be an "existential threat" to the US? What kind of crap are they teaching at the US Military Academy anyway?

ISIS vs. Israel - Temple Destruction

In case you had not heard, ISIS has been destroying pagan temples in Syria:

The burgeoning list of appalling acts by ISIS has grown even longer: The Islamic extremist group has blown up a nearly 2,000-year-old temple in the historic ruins of Palmyra, Syria.


UNESCO, the United Nations cultural organization, called the destruction of the Temple of Baalshamin a "war crime."


You can read the rest @

http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/24/middleeast/syria-isis-palmyra-ruins-temple/

Compare that to what the Israelis intend to do - destroy the two mosques on the Temple Mount:


Liberating the Temple Mount from Arab (Islamic) occupation. The Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa mosque were placed on this Jewish or biblical holy site as a specific sign of Islamic conquest and domination. The Temple Mount can never be consecrated to the Name of G‑d without removing these pagan shrines. It has been suggested that they be removed, transferred to, and rebuilt at Mecca.


You can read the rest @

http://www.templemountfaithful.org/objectives.php

These mosques are not going to be "removed, transferred to, and rebuilt at Mecca"; they belong in the Noble Sanctuary. Will the world be "appalled" when the mosques are destroyed, or will we once again let Israel get away with another crime against humanity?


Or will we finally do what we should have done in the first place - acknowledge that what has been happening in the Middle East is a religious war in which we should never have interfered?


Update: Israel is getting ready to demolish a mosque in East Jerusalem. Is this a dry run for what they have planned for the Temple Mount? You can read about it here:

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/08/23/426016/Palestine-Israel-alQuds--Silwan-Majdi-alAbbasi-Wadi-Hilweh----

Monday, August 24, 2015

Putting Two And Two Together

Most of China's oil imports come through the Strait of Malacca:



An important part of Obama ad-Dajjal's "pivot to Asia" appears to be the overthrow of the Malaysian government:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/obamas-pivot-to-asia-us-sponsored-mobs-seek-to-overthrow-malaysian-government/5471185

Ya think maybe the two are related?

In the 1930s we put the squeeze on Japan, and it led to war.

Ya think maybe we're now doing the same to China?

Do we really want a war with TWO nuclear armed countries?

Should Hillary Be Charged With Espionage ???

That appears to be the recommendation of former CIA officer and whistle blower Jack Kiriakou:

Hillary Clinton should be charged with espionage. Not really. And I don't think she will be. But if the Obama administration is going to be consistent in its treatment of those who leak classified information, Clinton ought to face charges under the Espionage Act.


The Espionage Act was written in 1917 to combat German saboteurs during the First World War. Between 1917 and 2008, it was used three times to charge Americans who had passed classified information to the press. Since Barack Obama became president, however, his Justice Department has charged eight Americans with espionage. I know. I'm one of them. And none of us gave classified information to a foreign government. In fact, most of us were whistleblowers, exposing evidence of government waste, fraud, abuse, or illegality.


You can read the rest @

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Obama-Should-Charge-Clinto-by-John-Kiriakou-Espionage-Act_Obama_Whistleblowers-150823-835.html

I think that would be a good place to start, to be followed by war crimes charges against her so-called husband Bill, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and Obama ad-Dajjal and his minions.


Update: Apparently Senator Grassley is fed up with Hillary's mishandling of Top Secret material:


In a “serious risk” to national security, Hillary Clinton gave her State Department emails containing Top Secret and other classified information to her lawyer, who lacked sufficient clearances to possess it and who kept it for as long as eight months, the Republican Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee charged Tuesday.


In a letter to her successor Secretary of State John Kerry, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said when she turned over thumb drives containing her official emails to her lawyer, “it appears Secretary Clinton sent (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information) to an unauthorized person.”

Grassley, who has sent multiple demanding letters in the controversy over Clinton’s use of a private email server, said: “The transmission of classified material to an individual unauthorized to possess it is a serious national security risk (and) it raises legitimate questions as to whether the information was properly secured from foreign governments and other entities.”

You can read the rest @
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article32389512.html

My take on this as a former classified material custodian is that Hillary appears to have had little or no regard for either the law or national security itself. Her first and only priority has been her own interests. She is not fit to hold any federally recognized position except that of "convicted felon".

Ghosts Of Past Document Controversies

[Hillary] has long been surrounded by document controversies and by associates connected to document controversies.

As mentioned, a former Deputy Assistant Secretary under Clinton, Raymond Maxwell, told me he witnessed an operation to separate Benghazi documents in the basement of the State Department at which top Clinton aides Cheryl Mills and Jake Sullivan were present.


Also last year, a former Commerce Department official under Clinton, Sonya Gilliam, alleged that Clinton confidant Cheryl Mills improperly inserted herself into reviewing and sometimes withholding White House documents when Mills was a counsel to President Clinton.


In 1997, a federal judge found no obstruction or conspiracy but referred to Cheryl Mills’ conduct as a White House official as “loathsome” in a case of missing White House emails.


In 1988, a Congressional report alleged Hillary Clinton “ordered the destruction of records relating to her [legal] representation of [Jim] McDougal’s Madison S&L” when federal regulators were investigating the insolvency of the Arkansas savings and loan. Bill Clinton was Arkansas governor.


In 1993, first lady Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff, Maggie Williams, allegedly removed records from the office of White House Deputy Counsel Vincent Foster the night of his suicide.


In 1996, after nearly two years of searches and subpoenas, the White House reported it found copies of missing documents from Hillary Clinton’s law firm that described her work for Madison S&L in the 1980s. The White House previously said it did not have the records.


In 2003, former President Clinton national security adviser Sandy Berger smuggled classified documents related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks from the National Archives.


Source - https://sharylattkisson.com/15-unsolicited-observations-about-hillary-clintons-email/

14 Million Of US Live In Extreme Poverty

A report released earlier this month found that the number of Americans living in neighborhoods of extreme poverty, where more than 40 percent of the population is at or below the federal poverty line, has nearly doubled since 2000, rising from 7.2 million to 13.8 million.

The report highlights the reality of deepening poverty and social misery since the Wall Street crash of October 2008, exposing the mass media’s lies that there has been any sort of economic recovery during that time.

The report, “Architecture of Segregation: Civil Unrest, the Concentration of Poverty, and Public Policy,” written by Paul Jargowsky of the Century Foundation, emphasizes that the years of the Bush presidency saw a marked increase in the overall spread and concentration of poverty, which only accelerated under Obama after the financial collapse of 2008.

Significantly, the data reveals that the total population of high-poverty neighborhoods encompasses all races, affecting the working class as a whole. Of those living in neighborhoods of extreme poverty, 5 million are black, 4.3 million are Hispanic and 3.5 million are non-Hispanic white.

You can read the rest @
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/24/pove-a24.html

And what is Obama ad-Dajjal doing in response? Pushing through TPP, TTIP, and TISA, all of which will exacerbate the situation.

Way to go, O !!!

Is Huma Worried She Will Be Hillary's Patsy ???

A lawyer for Huma Abedin, a top adviser to Hillary Rodham Clinton, has accused Charles E. Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, of damaging Ms. Abedin’s reputation through “unfounded allegations” about her time at the State Department.

The lawyer, Miguel Rodriguez, sent a letter to the State Department on Friday responding forcefully to two sets of questions posed by Mr. Grassley, Republican of Iowa: whether Ms. Abedin, while a department official, had been overpaid during her maternity leave and a vacation, and whether she had demonstrated a conflict of interest by aiding one of her part-time employers through her work at the State Department.

You can read the rest @
http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/08/24/lawyer-for-huma-abedin-a-hillary-clinton-aide-strikes-back-at-accuser/

Dear Huma: If I were you I'd be worried. Don't forget what your boss did to Vince Foster when he threatened to become an embarrassment.

By the way, what kind of "top adviser" could Huma possibly be? Her history suggests no particular skills, knowledge, or experience along the lines I would consider necessary to qualify one to be an adviser:

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

How To Survive The Stock Market Crash

A former adviser to Gordon Brown has urged people to stock up on canned goods and bottled water as stock markets around the world slide.

Damian McBride appeared to suggest that the stock market dip could lead to civil disorder or other situations where it would be unreasonable for someone to leave the house.

“Advice on the looming crash, No.1: get hard cash in a safe place now; don't assume banks & cashpoints will be open, or bank cards will work,” he tweeted.

“Crash advice No.2: do you have enough bottled water, tinned goods & other essentials at home to live a month indoors? If not, get shopping.

“Crash advice No.3: agree a rally point with your loved ones in case transport and communication gets cut off; somewhere you can all head to.”

Source - http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/stock-up-on-canned-food-for-stock-market-crash-warns-former-gordon-brown-advisor-10469509.html

Good advice, whether it be hurricane season or the inevitable crash of global stock markets.

Keep in mind that while the US government hasn't been stocking up on food, they've got enough bullets to kill any hungry people they might encounter.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Brits Helping To Protect Afghan Poppy Crop

Here's a report worth reading:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/afghan-opium-harvesting-protected-by-british-occupation-forces/5470988

I guess Brits need their dope, too.

It's Hot Out There

Here is a new video from The Stimulator discussing current events, including the implications of climate change:

http://www.submedia.tv/stimulator/2015/08/22/turkeys-insurrection/


The part about Turkey starts at 5:30 into the video, and it includes an informative listing of many of the groups involved in the Kurdish insurrection against the Turkish government. The man being interviewed seems to be saying that many Turks no longer want either President Erdogan or NATO to be screwing with their lives. Imagine that.


Hope u enjoy.


And please remember, I do not encourage or condone violence. The master's tools (such as violence) will never dismantle the master's house, so what's the point?

The Booming Business Of Border Exclusion

US boundary builders don't want the general public to learn what is really happening along our international divide and beyond. Now in construction is a high-tech fortress, a virtual surveillance wall created and increasingly administered by the private sector. US politicians and media have called this "border security." In reality it is the most massive, and now profitable, system of exclusion ever created in the United States.

You can read the rest @

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/32455-the-booming-business-of-border-exclusion

And it's all a freaking hoax.


It was corporate America that destroyed Mexico's economy. It was corporate America that posted ads in Mexico urging out of work Mexicans to come to El Norte to take jobs once filled by native born US citizens. And now it's corporate America that will profit from this wall they want us to build.


In reality this wall will accomplish nothing other than diverting more of our money into the coffers of oligarchs, bankgangters, corporations, and their collaborators in the one percent. Legal and illegal goods (including the chattels of human traffickers) will continue to flow across the US border, and the supply of heroin and cocaine will never be in jeopardy.


Not for a minute.