Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Who Is "Morally Bankrupt" ???

Some are whining that President Trump is "morally bankrupt":

http://www.thedailybeast.com/foxs-abby-huntsman-humiliates-herself-as-guests-weep-over-morally-bankrupt-trump

You want to know who is REALLY morally bankrupt?

  • US citizens who did nothing when their government legalized slavery.
  • US citizens who did nothing when their government exterminated the Plains Indians.
  • US citizens who did nothing when their government murdered JFK, MLK, and RFK.
  • US citizens who did nothing when their government invaded Panama.
  • US citizens who did nothing when their government starved the children of Iraq.
  • US citizens who did nothing when their government started the fraudulent "war on terror".
  • US citizens who did nothing when their government invaded and destroyed Iraq.
  • US citizens who did nothing when their government destroyed Libya.
  • US citizens who did nothing when their government destroyed Syria.
  • US citizens who did nothing when their government failed to prosecute the numerous criminals of the Obama administration.

That's you and me, folks. President Trump is no more "morally bankrupt" than the rest of us. He's just not as good at hiding it as we are.

BS Statement For The Day - August 16, 2017

"I strongly disagree with President Trump's reaction to the events that took place in Charlottesville over the past several days. Racism, intolerance and violence are always wrong. The equal treatment of all people is one of our nation's bedrock principles."
Jamie Dimon

It's hard to imagine a more hypocritical statement, coming from a top CEO in an industry that redlined minorities in multiple US cities, cynically preyed on the poor and disadvantaged (often causing them to lose their houses and/or cars), and whose executives lived in splendor while We The People rotted in squalor.

Jamie, you are full of crap.

3-D Printing A Submarine ???

The first prototypes are produced following a model that the Navy SEALs already use: the SEAL Delivery Vehicle - or "SDV" for short. It has been in use for many years and helps the elite unit to overcome long distances under water. It is equipped with corresponding technology on board to spy on target areas as well as to infiltrate them as much as possible.

A tried and tested model is to be made more efficient. Thanks to 3D printing technology, this is possible. The production, or more precisely the pressure, is to take place at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee. This scientific laboratory belongs to the United States Department of Energy and has already been able to demonstrate some achievements in the field of 3D printing. One of the most prominent products is not only the first functional car, but also a printed Shelby Cobra.

The current SEAL Delivery Vehicles (SDV) cost between 600,000 and 800,000 US dollars depending on the model. Their production alone takes five months. However, 3D printing can significantly reduce costs and production times: now it is possible to produce such a submarine for 60,000 dollars - within a few days. This proof-of-concept has reduced the cost of an SDV by 90 percent. Once again, it is clear how cost-effective the 3D printing technology can be. However, the research continues. By 2019, Oak Ridge and the Navy want to use the first fleets of production.

You can read the rest @
https://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2017/08/16/us-navy-seals-entdecken-den-3d-druck-fuer-sich/ [translation required]

As a former submariner, I can promise you flat out I would never submerge myself in a vehicle produced by 3-D printing. SEALs may be brave, but submariners are not reckless.

And I would not get into a 3-D printed Shelby Cobra, either.

But if you think either is a good idea, go for it. I'm certain you will enjoy the ride ... while it lasts.

Is US Constitution Now Invalid ???

The attack on The Founders of the United States of America continues:

I cannot see how the left cannot call for George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and others to be removed from the public square, libraries, museums, universities and our currency.

Since the left is out to get all racists, feverishly on the lookout for Nazis and alt-right retards, ripping down statues of confederates, why not go to the source of all this racism, eh? America’s forefathers.

You can read the rest @
http://ibankcoin.com/flyblog/2017/08/16/tucker-carlson-asks-question-will-left-refute-americas-forefathers-owned-slaves/#sthash.nN79IbM3.dpbs

That is essentially what I said yesterday in this blog post:

http://sainthoward.blogspot.com/2017/08/should-stone-mountain-be-defaced.html

The chief thing which once bound us together was the US Constitution.

But today The Founders and their Constitution are under continual, severe attack. Once the Constitution falls, our nation shall fall, too. And in case you haven't been paying attention, "our" government has been ignoring the US Constitution for quite some time.

Q: Once Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and the others are removed from their lofty perches, who then become our new heroes?

A: Feel free to make your own list. But choose wisely, since you'll have to live with it until the next upheaval.

By the way, the powers that be allowed Trump to get elected and then immediately started to undercut him for this very purpose - to drag our country down. Do you really think they are going to erect a different country which will HELP We The People? If you do, you're far more gullible than I thought.

While you're languishing in your dream world of justice and "free money", get ready for the most brutal privatization of all time. The NEW FOUNDERS are going to make the old ones look like saints in comparison.

Are We Still Fighting The Civil War ???

Here is an interesting question:

Confederate symbols have become a crucible of racial tension in the US. White nationalists claim they are important monuments - but are they just a way to rewrite an ugly history and revive the battles of the past?

You can read the rest @
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/16/why-is-the-us-still-fighting-the-civil-war

First of all - why are the defenders of Confederate heritage being called "white nationalists"? That in itself is a revival of battles of the past.

Second, the problems which led to the Civil War have NEVER been resolved. Unwanted "solutions" were imposed by force of arms, leaving festering wounds which have not healed to this day.

Finally, Americans have NEVER forgiven anyone who has defeated us, even if the battle was fair and square:

  • We never forgave Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse,
  • We never forgave the Vietnamese, and
  • We're not going to forgive the Russians or the Syrians.

Why then is it so hard to believe that people of the South are not going to forgive the federal government for what it did during the Civil War?

Trump's attempt to restore the status quo is doomed to failure, because his foes control the press, the MSM, and the corporate and banking structure of the nation. They are going to force through change, but once again we will be left with imposed "solutions" unwanted by at least half of the population.

We're just jumping from the frying pan into the fire. This is NOT going to be pretty.

Shock And Awe - Theirs And Ours

Philippine police are killing drug suspects in "shock and awe" raids:

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/philippines-duterte-praises-police-killings-of-32-drug-suspects-9128252

Most Americans probably are appalled at this.

But when the US invaded Iraq in 2003 under false pretexts (Saddam's non-existent WMDs) and started the festivities with brutal "shock and awe" bombing raids, many of US cheered. And we still do.

HYPOCRITES !!!

Murder is murder. Why do you recognize it in the actions of others, but not in your own?

Trump CANNOT Legally Attack North Korea

President Donald Trump is prohibited from pre-emptively attacking North Korea without express congressional authorization to retaliate against Chairman Kim Jong-un’s verbal thunderbolts. But the president may attack unilaterally in self-defense to answer sudden North Korean aggression with the use of military force proportionate to its provocation.

The War Powers Resolution of 1973 (WPR) does not disturb these twin precepts. Section 8 (d) (1) of the WPR declares:  "Nothing in this joint resolution - (1) is intended to alter the constitutional authority of the Congress or of the President ..."

Article I, section 8, clause 11 of the Constitution empowers Congress "to declare war."

Every participant in the Constitutional Convention and state ratification debates understood the Declare War Clause to prohibit the president unilaterally from crossing the Rubicon from peace to war. The president was, however, empowered to repel sudden attacks. At the convention, James Madison, father of the Constitution, prevailed in proposing that congressional power "to declare war" replace a power "to make war" ... "leaving to the Executive the power to repel sudden attacks [in self-defense]."

You can read the rest @
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/aug/14/trump-north-korea-constitution/

But NOTE WELL that others, such as Obama ad-Dajjal, have circumvented this prohibition by using US obligations under the NATO treaty as a pretext for making war on Libya and Syria, etc.

Frankly ALL PRESIDENTS should have their war making powers removed ... not just Trump.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Should Stone Mountain Be Defaced ???

Now there are calls to remove the Confederate faces from Stone Mountain in Georgia:



Maybe the horses should be left untouched. After all, I doubt they knew they were fighting to preserve slavery.

But seriously ... while we're at it, why not also deface Mount Rushmore?

Here is an excerpt from my book No More Patriots which explains why that monument may be the next to come down:

"All of these men were extremists and war mongers. Washington and Jefferson were lifelong slave owners. Abraham Lincoln did as little as possible to free the slaves, and Roosevelt did everything he could to enslave the people of the Philippines. How can such men possibly still be our heroes? And why hasn’t America paid reparations to the descendants of her millions of slaves?"

This is serious, folks. There is more going on here than just the Alt-Right vs. Antifa. Much more.

And the very existence of your nation is at stake. Don't doubt this for a second.

A Question About "Supremacy" Theories

Here is a parent's essay about "white supremacy":

http://forward.com/life/family/379990/how-i-talk-to-my-kids-about-white-supremacists/

Q: What is the difference between "white supremacy" and the demand that Israel become a "Jewish state"?

A: Beats the heck out of me.

Q: Why are we decrying the one, but openly supporting the other?

A: Same answer.

MASSIVE Voter Fraud In US

Some 3.5 million more people are registered to vote in the U.S. than are alive among America’s adult citizens. Such staggering inaccuracy is an engraved invitation to voter fraud.

The Election Integrity Project of Judicial Watch — a Washington-based legal-watchdog group — analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011–2015 American Community Survey and last month’s statistics from the federal Election Assistance Commission. The latter included figures provided by 38 states. According to Judicial Watch, eleven states gave the EAC insufficient or questionable information. Pennsylvania’s legitimate numbers place it just below the over-registration threshold.

My tabulation of Judicial Watch’s state-by-state results yielded 462 counties where the registration rate exceeded 100 percent. There were 3,551,760 more people registered to vote than adult U.S. citizens who inhabit these counties.

You can read the rest @
http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/do-our-elections-even-matter-study-finds-there-are-3-5-million-more-registered-voters-in-u-s-than-eligible-voters_08142017

Do our elections even matter?

By the way, I don't think Russia was at fault for this.

Are You A Pawn Of The New World Order ???

Here is something to consider as we witness the dismantling of America:

The mother lode of all conspiracies is the New World Order. In essence, it is a high-level, multi-generational plan to render all sovereign national governments subservient to an unelected, supranational, authoritarian world government. In this scheme, the people of planet earth will be micromanaged with strict social, technological and financial controls. It is the total consolidation of global power into the hands of a ruthless, minority elite who aim to rape the planet and enslave the human race.

They can’t do it alone, though, they need your help. They need witting and unwitting minions to set the brush fires of revolutionary change in our towns and cities. They need pawns to agitate and disrupt the relative peace, and to upend the status quo with turmoil. They need senseless, animal-like violence, caught on camera and replayed ad infinitum on cable news and social media. They need terror, of both the foreign and domestic variety. They need fear in the streets, and fear in the minds of the proles.

Most of all, though, they need you to create chaos, so that they can bring order.

You can read the rest @
http://www.activistpost.com/2017/08/3-signs-might-pawn-new-world-order.html

This is what the Nazis did in the 1930s - they facilitated chaos so that Hitler could be seen to bring order.

We're now heading down that same road. And it will be Trump's successor(s) who fit into the Hitler role, not The Donald himself.

Good Vs. Bad Extremists

Here is a perfect example of US hypocrisy:

Right Wing Extremists Condemned In Charlottesville, Funded And Armed In Ukraine And Syria

Having backed a right-wing coup in the Ukraine and right-wing terror groups disguised as “moderate rebels” in Syria, U.S. leaders now confront rising right-wing terror at home. They duly condemn it, but seem blind both to their own hypocrisy and to the domestic reverberations of their cynical foreign policies.

You can read the rest @
http://www.mintpressnews.com/right-wing-extremists-condemned-charlottesville-funded-armed-ukraine-syria/230897/

Yes, the chickens have come home to roost.

And note well that Ukrainian and Syrian extremists are backed enthusiastically by both Republicans AND Democrats.

Pitiful !!!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Who Is The "Antifa" ???

According to this report, the "antifa" appear to be heroic anti-fascists who are helping the US by fighting neo-Nazis:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/neo-nazis-grow-bolder-antifa-emerged-fight-195800993.html

Perhaps they are.

But you should take a closer look at what else they are doing, including their attacks on Gilad Atzmon.

Atzmon is by no means a neo-Nazi. He is a former Israeli who is critical of Zionism, and for that he is being attacked. You can read about it here and in other postings on his website:

http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/2017/6/1/gilad-atzmon-physically-attacked-by-antifa

I think it would be appropriate to say that "antifa" is a pro-Zionist group, possibly funded and/or controlled by Israelis whose chief goal is to silence anyone perceived to be an enemy of Israel. That of course would include neo-Nazis.

But it also would include anyone critical of Israel for its violations of international law and its disregard for UN resolutions. I don't think THAT'S heroic at all.

Is This The Trigger To Nuclear War ???

Here is a very believable scenario which could play out any day now:

When you see a North Korean launch against the South ... and they do some minor military attack every year, so you’ve got to be careful not to confuse those with a major artillery barrage on Seoul. If this ever starts you know you’re days away from nuclear war. People ought to get out of major cities that are major nuclear targets.

There has to be a reason why North Korea has been preserved ... It can only be because the globalists know that they are the puppets of China and that they will be the trigger.

Here’s how I think it’s going down. I think there will be an attack against South Korea. The North Koreans have over two million troops ... 20,000 artillery ... they can level Seoul in a matter of three or four days. The only way the U.S. can stop that attack is using tactical nuclear weapons.

And that would give China the excuse to nuke the United States. U.S. is guilty of first-use, the U.S. is the bully of the world, Russia and Chinese unite to launch against U.S. military targets. Not civilian targets per say. There will be about 12 or 15 cities that are inextricably connected with the military that are going to get hit that I mentioned in Strategic Relocation ... you don’t want to be in those cities.

You may have two days notice when that attack in Korea starts, before China launches on the United States.

And if you ever see everything blackout, because both Russia and China will use a preemptive nuclear EMP strike to take down the grid ... before the nukes actually fall ... anytime you see all electricity out, no news, nothing at all ... that’s the time you need to be getting out of cities before the panic hits.

You can read the rest @
http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/the-trigger-if-this-ever-happens-you-know-youre-days-away-from-nuclear-war-2_08142017

Here are two important comments about all this:

(1) As reported today in The New York Times, not only have we "preserved" the North Korean nuclear threat, we apparently have enabled it:

http://sainthoward.blogspot.com/2017/08/is-ukraine-selling-icbms-to-north-korea.html

(2) Although the actual attack will take place on Trump's watch, the preparations for it started in the administration of Obama ad-Dajjal and Hillary Clinton. The people living in the US cities which will be destroyed will be the very ones who voted for Hillary in 2016:

https://sainthoward.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-clinton-archipelago.html

Bottom line - "Our" government, "our" two major political parties, and the US deep state seem ready, willing, and able to sacrifice us on the altar of global nuclear warfare to achieve whatever sick goals they have in mind.

How did we get here? By believing their lies, and by not holding them accountable. And it's truly too late to do anything about either of those failures.

The only thing which can stop them now is the wisdom and patience of North Korea's leaders, should such things exist.

G-d help us.

Changing Of The Icons

Take a look at today's Drudge Report, and you'll see several reports about the destruction of Confederate-themed statues throughout the South:

http://www.drudgereport.com/

Although reports of these acts claim people are taking action to fight "white supremacy", it should be clear that something far bigger is going on. Here is a hint of what it is from my 2015 book No More Patriots:

The time has come for the patriotic and religious extremism of the American cargo cult to be swept into the dustbin of history and forgotten. Its continued existence serves no useful purpose, and it poses too great a threat to homeland security and to world order. New icons and beliefs must take its place, and Americans must no longer look upon themselves as exceptional or their nation as indispensable. Like the rest of humanity, they shall take their place among the nations and be ruled with a rod of iron.

Just as the original Founders of the United States provided legends (or “delusions”) to justify their values and actions to the common people, we as the New Founders will provide new delusions to justify our desired values and our impending actions. Few Americans critically examined the validity of the original Founders’ legends, and it is expected that few if any will examine the new ones we will provide. Together we shall reweave the fabric of the national consciousness, and by so doing provide a more compliant population willing to be led into the New World Order.

& & & & & & & &

Our entire nation-state and its philosophical underpinnings are under severe attack. And unless you are one of the New World Order crazies, I can guarantee you are not going to like what comes after. We are on the verge of repression, purges, and pogroms the likes of which most of us have never seen.

WAKE UP !!! This is not about Trump; it's about the destruction of your country.

Is Ukraine Selling ICBMs To North Korea ???

Is this true? Holy cow !!!

North Korea’s success in testing an intercontinental ballistic missile that appears able to reach the United States was made possible by black-market purchases of powerful rocket engines probably from a Ukrainian factory with historical ties to Russia’s missile program, according to an expert analysis being published Monday and classified assessments by American intelligence agencies.

The studies may solve the mystery of how North Korea began succeeding so suddenly after a string of fiery missile failures, some of which may have been caused by American sabotage of its supply chains and cyberattacks on its launches. After those failures, the North changed designs and suppliers in the past two years, according to a new study by Michael Elleman, a missile expert at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

You can read the rest @
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/08/14/world/asia/north-korea-missiles-ukraine-factory.html

Déjà vu all over again?

If you recall, the US sold weapons to Iraq and then used the possession of those weapons as a pretext for invading Iraq.

One might argue that although selling those weapons to Iraq was cynical, at least it did not threaten We The People directly. However, enabling North Korea to strike the mainland US with nukes and/or EMPs is going WAY over the line.

"Our" government and their minions (e.g., the current government of Ukraine) have become a direct threat to the welfare of We The People. This is TREASON most foul, and MUST be stopped and punished.

WAKE UP, PEOPLE !!! THE SWAMP IS THREATENING YOUR LIFE !!!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Jimmy Carter's Take On North Korea

It's worth a look:

https://www.cartercenter.org/news/pr/north-korea-081017.html

Peace is possible, if you want it.

Trapped In The "Free Market" Gulag


The collapse of the Soviet Union destroyed this balance and allowed what we now call Neo-Liberalism; a rapacious, global, anti-capitalist system that works for the power elites against the interests of the majority, economically, socially, militarily and environmentally, to be recklessly unleashed.

You can read the rest @
http://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/uk-politics-the-state-we-are-in/

Are Volcanoes Melting Antarctic Ice ???

Scientists have uncovered the largest volcanic region on Earth – two kilometres below the surface of the vast ice sheet that covers west Antarctica.

The project, by Edinburgh University researchers, has revealed almost 100 volcanoes – with the highest as tall as the Eiger, which stands at almost 4,000 metres in Switzerland.

Geologists say this huge region is likely to dwarf that of east Africa’s volcanic ridge, currently rated the densest concentration of volcanoes in the world.

You can read the rest @
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/12/scientists-discover-91-volcanos-antarctica

The report implies this volcanic activity is a RESULT of climate change and not the cause. But how can anyone be certain of that?

Obviously, if it's the cause then we can't do anything to stop it. And that would mean the climate change crazies would have to shut up.

Wouldn't that be nice?

Guccifer Talks About Hillary's Server

Yes it's "old news", but it's still important:

Guccifer also expanded on his breach of Clinton’s server stating “everyone was inside it.”

“Look, about the server in Chappaqua, in New York state,” he said. “That server was scanned well before me. It was scanned 2012, from IP numbers in Serbia, Belgrade, it was scanned again in 2013 from IPs in Ukraine and Russia. The point is, somebody had mirrored, had copied, mirrored the whole server of Hillary Clinton, the question is how many countries. One, two or three? At one point, it was the whole server. I just think, I’m sure some people, I can say some people, I’m sure some people have the server contents.”

“It’s not the case that it was or it was not mirrored, her server,” he said. “The case is how many people did this. How many countries?

FBI Director James Comey denies that Guccifer ever hacked Clinton’s server despite outdated software and that the server was open to RDP and VNC connections which wouldn’t have even required any actual hacking, according to the Register.

You can read the rest @
http://www.activistpost.com/2017/08/guccifer-accuses-cia-vault7-dnc-and-state-dept-of-fabricating-guccifer-2-0.html

Hillary Clinton's espionage appears to have caused ACTUAL DAMAGE to the security of the US. For Comey to lie to protect her makes him an accomplice to espionage. He also should be in jail. Mueller is investigating the wrong people.

The Clinton-Obama-FBI-CIA destabilization of the Trump administration is a desperate attempt to keep LOTS of people out of jail. And apparently it's working. This entire situation is so screwed up that almost no one is capable of sorting out what happened.

And that's a real shame. The swamp will NEVER be drained.

Israel's Inhuman Treatment Of Gaza

The nearly two million inhabitants of the Gaza Strip, under the dual thumbs of Israel and the Palestinian Authority, have faced waves of military destruction, along with enforced shortages of basic goods and services. Israel, at the Authority’s request, has cut off most of Gaza’s electricity as well.

You can read the rest @
http://www.mintpressnews.com/abbas-israel-pull-power-plug-war-torn-gaza-strip/230818/

I suppose the complicity of the "Palestinian Authority" makes it OK?

Pitiful !!!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Borneo - Poster Child Of Global Destruction

Please read this description of what has happened to the island of Borneo:

There were many well-established neo-colonial strategies implemented in Borneo.

First of all, the elites in all three countries (Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei) are almost totally under control of the West. What is often called ‘corruption’ here is in fact nothing else other than ‘collaboration’ with the foreign powers. Colonialism never died here – in fact it is alive and well in Borneo, and almost everywhere in Southeast Asia. The local ‘elites’ are serving the interests of both European and North American powers. They are willing to rob, to impoverish their own people, so they can maintain their own profits and privileges, and fill their own coffers, as well as those of the neo-colonialists.

Education and ‘culture’ are also playing their terrible roles. Education in countries like Indonesia and Malaysia is almost fully controlled by the Western demagogues, and it is ‘sprinkled’ generously with the extreme and intolerant religious currents, predominantly imported from the Gulf and from the West. Those few writers, filmmakers and film producers who could still be found here, are producing mainly absolute rubbish, and not addressing anything rebellious, socialist or revolutionary here. Almost all of them are well remunerated from the West and expected to shut up. I described it in great details in my latest novel “Aurora”.

The situation in education is even worse: professors are chasing diplomas and PhD’s instead of fighting for their island. They are ‘pacified’, bought by the privileges and by pathetic ‘feel good’ rewards, like those fully paid trips to Europe or the United States. They are paid to travel to the lands of their former colonial masters like UK or Holland, and ‘learn’, instead of spitting into the faces of those who have been robbing them for long and horrendous centuries. After getting indoctrinated at home and abroad, teachers and professors return home and continue their destructive work, brainwashing and indoctrinating both children and youth.

The young generation is taught how to get well-paid professions, how to make money and how to serve Western imperialism and savage capitalism, instead of fighting for, or defending their country or their almost destroyed islands, like Borneo. It is thoroughly shameful! The people who are ruling Southeast Asia would be executed for treason in places like Cuba, China or Russia!

You can read the rest @
http://www.globalresearch.ca/borneo-kalimantan-a-frontline-for-survival-of-our-planet/5603636

This is EXACTLY what has happened in the US - everyone is chasing a "future" which requires the absolute destruction of their nation-state and its culture. And for what? Once the market-state is fully established here it will sacrifice them on the altar of the "free market" like it did to everyone else in the world.

Astonishing Cost Of The Financial Crisis

A decade on, and the cost of the crisis – both human and financial – cannot be understated. The cost of bailing out the banks peaked at over £1 trillion, while the cost to the economy in terms of loss of income and output has been much greater. According to Andrew Haldane, the Bank of England’s Chief Economist, the cost may be as high as £7.4 trillion – similar in scale to a World War.

You can read the rest @
http://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/ten-years-crash/

And we did NOTHING to reign in the financial institutions which caused this mess ... NOTHING.

WWI begat WWII.

WWII begat the Cold War.

The Cold War begat the Vietnam War.

Etc., etc., etc.

Financial Crisis I will soon cause Financial Crisis II.

We learn nothing, we fix nothing.

Are we THAT stupid, or is someone preventing us from ever fixing these problems?

Cui bono?

Does The Korean Situation Make Any Sense ???

In the US people are panicking over the possibility of a nuclear war with North Korea. You can read about it here:

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/panic-buying-grips-america-ahead-of-world-war-iii-never-seen-it-at-these-levels-we-can-barely-keep-up-says-leading-preparedness-distributor_08112017

But in South Korea, no one seems to be concerned:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/27/world/asia/north-korea-south-tensions.html

In any war on the Korean peninsula, I would expect South Korea to become the chief target - it's right next door, and the North Koreans have the ability to actually get there. They probably don't have the ability to attack the US or even Guam.

So what's going on? Is this just another phony war intended to prop up a US presidency in trouble? Let's hope not.

The Fall of Benjamin Netanyahu ???

The vultures are circling. They can see the wounded man on the ground, and are waiting for his end.

So are the human carnivores – the politicians.

They sing his praises, swear to defend him with all their heart – but in their heads they are already calculating who might be his successor. Each of them mutters to themselves: Why not me?

Binyamin Netanyahu is facing the greatest crisis in his long career. The police are about to conclude their investigations. The Attorney General is under huge pressure to issue official indictments. The large demonstrations near the Attorney General’s home are growing from week to week.

The Attorney General, the Inspector General of the Police and the Minister for Internal Security were all personally picked by Netanyahu (and his wife). Now even this does not help. The pressure is too strong.

The investigations may drag on for another few months, but the end seems certain: State of Israel v. Binyamin Netanyahu will go to court.

When a member of the government is indicted for a felony, they usually resign, or at least take leave of absence. Not Netanyahu. No sir!

If he resigned, who would guard Israel and save it from the numerous dreadful dangers threatening the state from all sides? The Iranians are promising our extinction, the evil Arabs all around want to kill us, the leftists and other traitors threaten the state from within. How can we survive without Bibi? The danger is too awful to contemplate!

Netanyahu seems to believe this himself. He, his wife and his eldest son behave like a royal family. They buy without paying, travel as guests of others, receive expensive gifts as a matter of course.

You can read the rest @
http://original.antiwar.com/avnery/2017/08/11/fall-benjamin-netanyahu/

I seriously doubt he will "fall". After all, he has the US government behind him. Our support has allowed him to defy the entire world. It also should allow him to prevail at home, right?

And even if he did fall, who would benefit?

Not Israel.

Not Syria.

Not Iraq.

Not Iran.

Not nobody, because another monster will just rise up to take his place.

Race War In America ???

Has the long-expected race war started in the US? You can read about the latest skirmish here:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/12/charlottesville-far-right-crowd-with-torches-encircles-counter-protest-group

Thank you, Obama ad-Dajjal.

Thank you, George Soros.

Thank you, Saul Alinsky.

Why Attack Venezuela ???

President Trump would seem to have a lot on his plate, between wars in Iraq and Syria, daily threats to attack North Korea, and declaring Iran not to be complying with the nuclear deal. Still, he found his way around to talking up the possibility of attacking Venezuela as well.

Trump claimed to have “many options available for Venezuela, including a possible military option” against them. He offered no specifics on what this would involve, but said he would never rule such an attack out.

You can read the rest @
http://news.antiwar.com/2017/08/11/trump-attacking-venezuela-is-certainly-something-we-could-pursue/

Venezuela has oil, which means they should be prosperous. But they are not. Oil is a curse, especially to the countries that have the most and who won't play ball with Uncle Sam.

We used to have a "good neighbor" policy toward Central and South America. What happened?

Friday, August 11, 2017

China Controls World's Supply Of Rare Earths


You can read all about it @
https://whowhatwhy.org/2017/08/11/china-monopolizes-crucial-rare-earth-minerals/

Did they achieve this through threats and warfare, or by making shrewd deals in free markets?

Amazon's European Tax Rate Is Less Than 0.1%

The taxes paid by Amazon on its European business amount to less than 0.1% of its revenues. You can find the sickening details here:

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/aug/10/amazon-uk-halves-its-corporation-tax-to-74m-as-sales-soar-to-7bn

Two observations:

(1) As some have observed, this is one of the reasons Amazon has grown so big.

(2) With many large corporations paying little or no taxes, governments soon will have no source of revenue to pay their bills. This is one of the chief reasons the US debt exceeds $20 trillion.

US Police Killing A Record Number Of Us

Police in the United States are breaking records in 2017 by killing a record number of the same people they claim to serve and protect, and there is no change in sight under the current administration.

In 2017 alone, police have killed 746 people in the U.S., according to the Killed By Police database, which puts this year on pace to become the deadliest year on record. In contrast, in the first seven months of 2016, police killed 714 people; the number was slightly higher in 2015 with 725 killed, and it was noticeably lower in 2014 with 663 killed and in 2013 with 353 killed.

You can read the details @
http://www.mintpressnews.com/2017-deadliest-on-record-for-killings-by-police/230803/

It's not quite the records being set in Afghanistan and Iraq, but the rationale seems to be the same. We are the enemy, and they have a license to kill.

Thought For The Day - August 11, 2017

We have been at war in Iraq, in one form or another, for 27 years. The best estimates of the cost for all this systematic butchery, combined with the expense of simultaneous war in Afghanistan, reach into the trillions of dollars. It continues to be a spectacular payday for some. We have not been robbed of our future. We have been robbed of our present.

Source - http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/41582-we-have-been-at-war-in-iraq-for-27-years

And the beat goes on, and on, and on ...

Can you name anything good this war has accomplished? I can't.

Is Elon Musk The New Henry Ford ???

Both men claimed they would build cars for the masses, and both drove their employees with brutal efficiency:

Elon Musk says ‘production hell’ is coming as the company tries to crank out 500,000 vehicles. The people making them agree, and they want to organize.

Elon Musk and many of his employees at his Tesla factory agree on one point: Work is hell.
For Musk, the billionaire CEO of the electric car company, that hell is a technical inconvenience. Tesla, which currently sells a small number of high-end cars, recently announced its plans to massively increase production and enter the mass market with its Model 3 car. “Frankly, we’re going to be in production hell,” Musk told Tesla employees during a July 28 announcement. “For at least six months, maybe longer.”

For a number of Tesla factory workers who are currently trying to unionize, hell feels like herniated neck disks, carpal tunnel, and tendinitis.

“Having to look up every day, 12 hours a day, six days a week, hands over my shoulder, it was two herniated disks in my neck,” Michael Sanchez told The Daily Beast. He has since moved to less-intensive work on door panels. “After three-plus years working at Tesla, it just starts adding on until you’re living the pain every day. Whether you’re off work or not.”

You can read the rest @
http://www.thedailybeast.com/workers-say-tesla-is-trying-to-scare-them-out-of-a-union

Dear auto workers - You have my deepest sympathies, but it won't do any good to organize. Your complaints prove that you all eventually will be replaced with robots. The robotic versions of "herniated disks, carpal tunnel, and tendinitis" are much cheaper to fix.

China Says "No Regime Change" In NK

A Chinese state-run newspaper has warned that if the “reckless game” around the US-North Korea standoff jeopardize Chinese interests, Beijing will respond with a firm hand.

In the event of Pyongyang launching an attack that threatens the US, China should stay neutral, but if the United States attacks first and tries to effect a regime change in North Korea, then China will stop them, the ruling Communist party-run Global Times said in an editorial on Friday.

You can read the rest @
http://thebricspost.com/if-us-seeks-regime-change-in-north-korea-china-will-stop-them-state-media/#.WY3Qh1V96po

Now THIS should be interesting. Just how do they intend to stop us, especially if the US attacks first?

Afghanistan Is The New Vietnam

Just shy of fifty years ago on November 7, 1967, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chaired by J. William Fulbright, Democrat of Arkansas, met in executive session to assess the progress of the ongoing Vietnam War. Secretary of State Dean Rusk was the sole witness invited to testify. Even today, the transcript of Rusk’s remarks and the subsequent exchange with committee members make for depressing reading.

Responding to questions that ranged from plaintive to hostile, Rusk gave no ground.  The Johnson administration was more than willing to end the war, he insisted; the North Vietnamese government was refusing to do so. The blame lay with Hanoi. Therefore the United States had no alternative but to persist. American credibility was on the line.

By extension, so too was the entire strategy of deterring Communist aggression. The stakes in South Vietnam extended well beyond the fate of that one country, as senators well knew. In that regard, Rusk reminded members of the committee, the Congress had “performed its function…when the key decisions were made”—an allusion to the Tonkin Gulf Resolution,  a de facto declaration of war passed with near unanimous congressional support. None too subtly, Rusk was letting members of the committee know that the war was theirs as much as it was the administration’s.

Yet Fulbright and his colleagues showed little inclination to accept ownership. As a result, the back-and-forth between Rusk and his interrogators produced little of value. Rather than illuminating the problem of a war gone badly awry and identifying potential solutions, the event became an exercise in venting frustration.

You can read the rest @
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/yes-congress-afghanistan-is-your-vietnam/

By now we should realize the true purpose of the "War Powers Resolution" - it passes the war making powers which only Congress should have to the President in a wholly unaccountable fashion.

If we need to go to war ... fine - but we seldom really NEED to. Our wars are wars of choice, by a government which never seems to know the meaning of the word "diplomacy".

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Quote For The Day - August 10, 2017

"One saw a bird dying, shot by a man. It was flying with rhythmic beat and beautifully, with such freedom and lack of fear. And the gun shattered it; it fell to the earth and all the life had gone out of it. A dog fetched it, and the man collected other dead birds. He was chattering with his friend and seemed so utterly indifferent. All that he was concerned with was bringing down so many birds, and it was over as far as he was concerned. They are killing all over the world … Man is the only animal that is to be dreaded."
Jiddu Krishnamurti

A Periodic Table Of US Psycopathy

Here is a wonderful essay on the chemistry of US political psychopathy:

So when we look, scientifically that is, at the psychopathology of the US regime - which in its essence is nothing more than a thermo-nuclear bomb factory for protecting banks and primary commodities, pirates or software magnates - we should pay attention to the atomic numbers and assign them to the proper presidential elements. 72 years ago the US became the greatest industrial murderer on the planet. Judging by the state of its civilian economy murder is about the only industry that is flourishing, both import and export.

You can read the rest @
http://dissidentvoice.org/2017/08/the-periodic-table-of-psychopathy/

Very astute, and seemingly accurate.

Here Is Why Google's Gender War Is Irrelevant

Here is the irrefutable reason why:

In the future, we will be competing against medically-enhanced workers who can work longer and harder than us. Artificial intelligence will make it easier to monitor our every move in the office. This may sound like science fiction, but it’s a likely reality, according to a new report by professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The report, which drew upon a team of science researchers and a survey of more than 10,000 workers based in China, Germany, India, the U.K., and the U.S., predicts that rapid advances in technology, resource scarcity, and population demographics are among the key forces that would radically shape the future of work by 2030.

According to PwC, these forces will result in four potential futures: one where “humans come first,” one where “innovation rules,” one where “companies care,” and one where “corporate is king.”

In the future world where corporations reign, PwC states that “human effort is maximised through sophisticated use of physical and medical enhancement techniques and equipment, and workers’ performance and wellbeing are measured, monitored and analysed at every step. A new breed of elite super-workers emerges.”

You can read the rest @
https://www.theladders.com/p/25316/future-of-work-elite-super-workers

Robots, AI, and elite super-workers will eclipse the abilities of ALL current workers, both male and female. In our likely "corporate is king" future (a.k.a. the market-state), humans will be unemployable and gender will no longer be a factor in the workplace.

So all you whiny snowflakes out there, wake up and fight the robots before they and the tech titans totally destroy our nation-state and its culture. Or continue to be the tools you currently are until the market-state determines you have no further value and tosses you out with the garbage.

Sexting At Fox News ???

Is this accusation credible?

http://www.thewrap.com/eric-bolling-huffpo-yashar-ali-lawsuit-50-million-fox-news-specialists-huffington/

I find it EXTREMELY hard to believe that anyone at Fox News would STILL be doing something like this after the previous accusations, firings, and lawsuits. How could Bolling be THAT stupid?

This sounds more like an attempt at revenge by someone for some other reason.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Doing Our Part By Dying Younger

Finally - some good news for US pension funds:

Steady improvements in American life expectancy have stalled, and more Americans are dying at younger ages. But for companies straining under the burden of their pension obligations, the distressing trend could have a grim upside: If people don’t end up living as long as they were projected to just a few years ago, their employers ultimately won’t have to pay them as much in pension and other lifelong retirement benefits.

You can read the rest @
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-08/americans-are-dying-younger-saving-corporations-billions

Woo Hoo - I bet the rich are happy about that !!!

I personally plan to suck every penny I can from my pension fund and Social Security before I die.

Presidents And Profits

Some are whining that President Trump is profiting from his office. You can read one such set of claims here:

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/41555-trump-is-already-profiting-from-his-2020-campaign

This is hypocritical TO THE MAX !!!

Did Bill Clinton profit from his office? OF COURSE HE DID.

Did Hillary Clinton profit from her office? OF COURSE SHE DID.

Did Barack Obama profit from his office? OF COURSE HE DID.

STOP WHINING ABOUT TRUMP - THEY'RE ALL BOTTOM-FEEDING CRIMINALS !!!

Is Pence The New LBJ ???

VP Mike Pence appears to be maneuvering himself into the top spot at the White House. You can read about his latest move here:

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/08/mike-pence-nick-ayers-241423

Some say LBJ was behind the JFK assassination. Is Pence behind Trump's many troubles? It would not surprise me.

With JFK out of the way, LBJ gave the green light for escalating the Vietnam War. I suspect that with Trump gone, Pence will lead the charge against Russia, China, and Iran.

Is that what We The People want? If we do, G-d help us.

Privatizing War

Blackwater founder and former Navy SEAL Erik Prince is recommending, as the Trump administration debates its Afghanistan War approach, that the U.S. military go back to its light footprint approach in Afghanistan.

Prince told the “Breitbart News Sunday” radio program that the approach – which would see CIA, special operators, and contractors working with Afghan forces to target terrorists – would be more effective and save the U.S. billions of dollars annually.

“I say go back to the model that worked, for a couple hundred years in the region, by the East India company, which used professional Western soldiers who were contracted and lived with trained with and when necessary fought with their local counterparts,” he said.

You can read the rest @
http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/06/12/blackwater-founder-erik-prince-recommends-cheaper-lighter-afghanistan-approach/

The East India Company model is one the US has employed for quite some time, with the US military functioning as the "professional Western soldiers". Prince is merely trying to contract out that role to mercenaries such as himself.

And isn't that how King George III fought HIS wars against us?

It would not surprise me if ALL war making soon was contracted to private companies. Here is what I predicted in my 2015 book No More Patriots:

Although we buried our war dead with honors, we also buried our living and dying veterans in a Department of Veterans Affairs which at times seemed to treat them in a dishonorable manner. The VA response to Agent Orange and Gulf War Syndrome had been too little and too late. The response to the flood of traumatized veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in many cases had been to just hand them a few pills and send them home. More of our troops had died from suicide than had died on the battlefield. There always seemed to be plenty of money for more wars, but little left over to care for the wounded. Shifting the burden of “boots on the ground” to mercenary armies whose CEOs and bankers would have to bear the cost of the wounded would help relieve the pressure on the VA, even if it was a cynical way to do so.

And instead of boots on the ground, our future wars would be fought using weapons and methods which would keep our forces as removed from harm’s way as possible, such as unmanned aircraft, drones, other long-range weapons, and snipers. Some day we would even use autonomous killer robots. Such changes required that our sense of “righteous warrior” had to be shifted from the GI Joe foot soldier to the mercenary, the drone operator, the sniper, and the robot. The movie “American Sniper” had done much to help in this regard, but so far it had proven difficult to glorify mercenaries and drone operators.

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Erik Prince is a shrewd businessman. He may succeed in his quest to privatize war. The US cannot afford a huge military, Social Security, Medicare, etc. all at the same time. Clearly something has to give, and unless we want to starve our own people the military should be the first thing to be cut back. As repugnant as it seems, Prince's plan may be our only viable solution.