Thursday, February 28, 2019

Time To Forget History ???

You have probably seen this quote before (or some version of it):

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
George Santayana

It implies that if we COULD remember the past, we would NOT want to repeat it. ANY of it. And I totally agree.

Everything humanity has done before now has been a failure. Had ANY of it been a success, we would not be in the mess we're in now. Would we?

So I can see why the powers that be are encouraging the destruction of all of our pasts and the promotion of things to come - NEW things which have not been tried before. And the only reason they even tolerate ANY knowledge of the past is to ensure that no one ever does anything like that again.

Water On Mars ???

You can read about it here:

https://www.sciencealert.com/researchers-first-geological-evidence-of-mars-planet-wide-groundwater-system

So, where did it go? When and why? And what's the implication for us, other than the ever-present expectation of finding life somewhere else?

3-D Printing Rocket Engines

WOW !!! EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems is using 3-D printing to make rocket engines:

https://youtu.be/8DeEWrAqOmQ

And the really cool thing (for me) is that some of the development of this technology is taking place in my town of Pflugerville, TX:

https://www.eos.info/press/eos_expands_u.s._presence_with_opening_of_new_facility_in_texas

Pflugerville is North America's 3-D printing city:

https://siteselection.com/issues/2018/jul/pflugerville-texas-the-3d-city.cfm

Eat your heart out, SpaceX.

CNN Really Is Our Enemy

Here is a good example of how CNN manipulates our political process:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-28/did-cnn-ambush-bernie-sanders-political-operatives-disguised-everyday-people

Wake up, Bernie. With this kind of crap going on, you cannot possibly win.

There is NO WAY that CNN or any other MSM "news" organization should be allowed to RUN these so-called "town hall meetings" or our political debates. They might be allowed to broadcast them, but that's about it. Any other involvement is tantamount to manipulation. They simply cannot be trusted.

The Very Definition Of "Fake News"

Here is some dark humor (or is it stark truth?) from The Automatic Earth:

Perhaps against better judgment, I just can’t keep silent about the Michael Cohen’s in da House show performed on February 27. I was watching it and increasingly fearing for the future of America. We had all been able to read his prepared statement before he opened the party with it, and therefore we all knew there was nothing there. So why did this thing take place, and why were all the cameras and reporters there? Do we live in split realities these days?

Both before and after the gruelling - for the viewer - session, words like ‘explosive’ and bombshell’ were all over, so I thought I’d watch, since I might have missed something, but no, there was nothing, there wasn’t even a there there. Apparently, US House members are by now immune to being revealed as nutcases frantically phishing for evidence of accusations they formerly made but could never prove.

A phishing expedition with a willing whale in the center who sort of volunteered to be harpooned, and still came up with absolutely nothing but blubber. And then like 4 hours of that. There’s never been a more convincing picture of what US politics and media have become. But they’re all entirely impervious to it. They’re discussing nothing for hours on end with millions watching, and they see it as normal.

You can read the rest @
https://www.theautomaticearth.com/2019/02/the-house-hit-a-new-low/

We've all turned into Forrest Gump. Stupid is as stupid does.

Losing Control Of The Robots

Here is a recent report which asks whether we're losing control of our future robot overloads (of course we are):

The first generation of Robots we are familiar so far with were programmed by Humans.

Now we are at a new stage of robotics when programmed robots are replaced by Machine Learned Robots. The core idea of MLR is that a machine (not a human) builds algorithms to be used for future decision-making while using some past “learning” data. The goal of MLR is to design an efficient algorithm that statistically gives the right answer “almost always”. But here we face a problem …
  1. “Almost always” doesn’t mean ALWAYS  - MLR decisions are not intended to be always right, just good enough in the majority of cases. Now think about your kitchen robot who every morning makes perfect scrambled eggs to you and yet, “only” once in 1,000 times puts a fire to your house … What would you say to that?
  2. The human can’t understand the reasoning of MLR-built algorithms.
  3. The human can’t intervene into MLR-built robot -  how do you know if the perceived “wrong move” is not the only right one? Humans have no such speed nor the amount of info

There is a lot of food for thought and sometimes we get goosebumps at the clear realization that the robot revolution is happening now, that the world is simply spiraling out of control. But we shall not freak out about it. Whenever there are concerns, there are opportunities.

You can read the rest @
https://hackernoon.com/are-people-losing-control-over-robots-38b6af76a889

I think the developers of AI/robots are like ARSONISTS. They pretend to have started a "controlled burn" which they allege will have immense benefits for humanity, but the fire is about to get out of control and cause irreparable damage. And what is their response to the destruction they are causing?

"There are opportunities".

Jeez !!!

STOP THIS CRAP NOW !!! Or there soon may be none of us left to lament that we didn't.

Bolton Blows It Again

Apparently John Bolton has derailed the latest meeting with DRNK:

https://twitter.com/DrKevinGray/status/1101089899430793221?link_id=3&can_id=6b614a325626aa55ec3e7563bb5103b1&source=email-why-did-hanoi-summit-really-fail-interviews-available&email_referrer=email_502522&email_subject=why-did-hanoi-summit-really-fail-interviews-available

For the US to demand ANYTHING about BW/CW weapons is the height of hypocrisy. If you want to know why, you can find out here:

https://dissidentvoice.org/2013/04/lies-from-the-korean-war-and-why-they-still-matter/

Bolton's demands are NOT reasonable. This entire episode of attempted bullying by the US is both stupid and shameful.

If we want peace with North Korea, I suggest we stop screwing with them, admit our past crimes, make restitution, pull out our troops (they can be replaced with UN observers), and let North and South unify.

Oh, I almost forgot - and fire that dumbass Bolton !!!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Bezos Spaces Out

You can read about Jeff Bezos' vision for our future here:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-27/bezos-envisions-trillion-humans-across-solar-system-1000-mozarts-and-1000-einsteins

Have you seen the movie Elysium? I see Bezos as the king of a celestial realm where the super rich reign over the rest of us. Yes, there will be lots of Mozarts and Einsteins, but what about the common person? Will they be seen as anything more than useless eaters?

Making Israel Great Again

While the USA slowly burns to the ground, "our" Senators continue to be concerned first and foremost with helping Israel:

https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/GOP-lawmakers-introduce-bill-recognizing-Israeli-sovereignty-in-Golan-Heights-581929

What a slavish display of stupidity.

And doesn't this violate international law? Recognition by the US and its lackeys shouldn't be sufficient to justify such an annexation:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annexation

Oh, I forgot - we're the USA. We don't need no stinking international law.

Safest Places For The Next World War ???

Here is a listing:

https://www.express.co.uk/travel/articles/1093141/ww3-world-war-3-safe-countries-india-pakistan-north-korea-war

It's kind of jumbled, but I guess they know what they're talking about ...

You might want to move now. Once war breaks out, I doubt most people will have the means to go anywhere.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

CO2 Is GOOD For Our Planet

And here is a presentation by the former president of Greenpeace in which he demolishes the "climate change" argument:

http://www.technocracy.news/former-president-of-greenpeace-scientifically-rips-climate-change-to-shreds/

I cannot vouch for the facts he presents, but his argument appears to be sound. Without CO2 in our atmosphere, life on this planet would die.

Cement - The New Climate Bogeyman

Tucked away in volume three of the technical data for Britain’s £53bn high speed rail project is a table that shows 20m tonnes of concrete will have to be poured to build the requisite 105 miles of track, culverts, bridges and tunnels. It is enough, it has been calculated, to pave over the entire city of Manchester.

A more modest 3 million tonnes of concrete will be needed to construct the Hinckley B nuclear power station in Somerset, and the proposed new runway at Heathrow will require one million tonnes.

Cement, the key component of concrete and one of the most widely used manmade materials, is now the cornerstone of global construction. It has shaped the modern environment, but its production has a massive footprint that neither the industry nor governments have been willing to address.

Because of the heat needed to decompose rock and the natural chemical processes involved in making cement, every tonne made releases one tonne of CO2, the main greenhouse warming gas.

You can read the rest @
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/feb/25/concrete-is-tipping-us-into-climate-catastrophe-its-payback-time-cement-tax

While true, this leads us to the following - we'll more or less STOP construction and reconstruction in the West, while in China the OBOR initiative will go full speed ahead.

And if China wins the competition to become the leading global hegemon, will they throw Western ideas of environmentalism out the window? That would be my guess.

Is US Backing Terrorism In Western China ???

As part of a larger, concerted effort to encircle and contain China, an ongoing disinformation campaign has been waged by the Western media against Beijing's massive global infrastructure building spree known as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

You can read the rest @
http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2019/02/this-map-shows-trillion-dollar-reason.html

Considering what the US is doing to Venezuela, I'm inclined to believe the Chinese version of these events. Uncle Sam seldom fights fair and hardly ever tells the truth.

Joe Biden - Rich Pig

This should give you an inkling what sort of person Joe Biden is:

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/fl-ne-joe-biden-making-money-broward-20190225-story.html

Here is my punch list for political candidates - no rich pigs, no movie stars, no comedians, no nutjobs.

That should rule out just about everyone except Tulsi.

Big Brother Is Coming To YOUR Home

The Daily Mail reported that home assistants could soon report their owners to the police for breaking the law based on a “Moral A.I.” system, if the ideas of academics in Europe are implemented.

The newspaper reported that academics at the University of Bergen in Norway discussed the idea of a “moral A.I.” for smart home assistants, like the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple HomePod, during a conference.

Moral A.I. would reportedly make home assistants have to “decide whether to report their owners for breaking the law,” or whether to stay silent.

You can read the rest @
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/02/25/report-home-assistants-with-moral-ai-could-call-police-on-owners/

Yes, we live in a dystopia. Are you happy now?

By the way, what exactly is the "probable cause" for installing such surveillance devices in our homes? Or is this justified because we're stupid enough to give implied consent by purchasing them ourselves?

Monday, February 25, 2019

Quote For The Day - 2/25/2019

"There’s two standards of justice, one for Democrats one for Republicans. The press is all Democrat, all liberal, all progressive, all left – they hate Republicans, they hate Trump. So the suggestion that there’s ever going to be civil discourse in this country for the foreseeable future in this country is over. It’s not going to be. It’s going to be total war. And as I say to my friends, I do two things – I vote and I buy guns."
Joe diGenova

(source - https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-25/former-federal-prosecutor-we-are-civil-war-buy-guns)

Is This Our New "God" ???

Here is what is being described as an AI/robot "god":

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1091915/Japan-robot-God-robot-buddhist-Kyoto-temple-Kannon-Bodhisattva

I will not worship such a thing, but it does have the potential to fulfill this prophecy:

And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
Revelation 13:15 KJV

A Suggestion From Gorbachev

You can read it here:

https://ccisf.org/mikhail-gorbachev-a-nuclear-arms-race-will-produce-no-winners/

It is interesting how the leaders of both the US and USSR/Russia were resisted by their military men, even to the extent of mutiny and attempted (or actual) assassination.

Are the interests of We the People truly represented in ANY government? And if such a place does exist, how long until the US invades and destroys such representation in favor of plunder by and for the rich?

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Thought For The Day - 2/24/2019

It is not human jobs that are at risk from the rise of the robots. It is humanity itself.

Source - https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/automation-may-not-boost-worker-income-by-robert-skidelsky-2019-02

The Crisis

The most immense and dangerous public scandal in American history is finally cracking open like a ripe pomegranate. The broad swath of the Trump-hating media that has participated in what has amounted to an unconstitutional attempt to overthrow the government are reduced to reporting the events and revelations of the scandal in which they have been complicit, in a po-faced ho-hum manner to impart to the misinformed public that this is as routine as stock market fluctuations or the burning of an American flag in Tehran.

For more than two years, the United States and the world have had two competing narratives: that an elected president of the United States was a Russian agent whom the Kremlin helped elect; and its rival narrative that senior officials of the Justice Department, FBI, CIA, and other national intelligence organizations had repeatedly lied under oath, misinformed federal officials, and meddled in partisan political matters illegally and unconstitutionally and had effectively tried to influence the outcome of a presidential election, and then undo its result by falsely propagating the first narrative. It is now obvious and indisputable that the second narrative is the correct one.

You can read the rest @
https://amgreatness.com/2019/02/21/the-greatest-constitutional-crisis-since-the-civil-war/

Unfortunately, "the truth" doesn't really matter to the powers that be. They want what they want, and if they have to destroy the country to get it ... they will.

The Founders gave us many tools with which to prevent such a crisis, such as freedom of speech, press, and religion ... and as a last resort, public ownership of firearms. Sadly, all such tools have been rendered useless.

What now? We seem to face a manufactured stalemate not unlike the one between Maduro and Guaido, and that should tell us a lot. Not only is our government in danger of being overthrown, but our constitution also may be kicked to the curb.

We're on the verge of unbecoming what we used to be. And just like in the early days of the republic, it is the moneyed classes who will decide our future.

G-d help us.

Radioactive Waste In Golan ???

According to the UNHRC, it's there. According to Israel, it's not:

https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Israel-UNHRC-charge-of-radioactive-nuclear-waste-in-the-Golan-is-nonsense-581653

I tend to agree with the UN. In fact, radioactive waste can be found all over the world, including in many US landfills and tailings piles.

And not only did the US spray radioactive DU munitions all over Iraq, Dr. Chris Busby discovered what appeared to be debris from "enhanced" DU weaponry in Fallujah:

https://sainthoward.blogspot.com/2012/12/du-nu-or-eu.html

It is EASY to believe the US and Israel have been using radioactive weapons, including the intentional dumping of radioactive waste on the land of their enemies. When you believe you are G-d's chosen people and the rest of humanity are nothing but animals, you're likely to do just about anything.

And by the way, "independent" confirmation or refutation of any such claims is nearly impossible. The national labs are staffed with highly paid liars, and no one else wants to touch the subject with a 10 foot pole.

Sending Queso To The Moon ???

The mayor of Austin, TX is sending Kirby Lane queso to the moon:

https://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/food/2019-02-22/mayor-adler-sends-kerbey-queso-recipe-to-the-moon-on-a-spacex-rocket-seriously/

Who knows, maybe someday the moon will be as weird as Austin.

By the way, I thought it strange the report did not mention that the moon landing mission belongs to Israel. The US no longer has a real national space program, but somehow we are paying for Israel to have one.

Hmmm ...

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Quote For The Day - 2/23/2019

"People lining up for food is a good thing."
Bernie Sanders (attributed)

[source - http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/people-lining-up-for-food-is-a-good-thing-theres-a-real-chance-that-this-commie-could-become-president-of-the-united-states_02222019]

Compare that to what Max Blumenthal shows us in his video from a supermarket in VZ:

https://youtu.be/mbXqGiNlWWw

What Bernie left out of his ACTUAL statement is the fact that economic hit men (and women) often are the ones who are responsible for those bread lines. Most countries could feed themselves if outsiders weren't screwing with them all the time. And the US is the biggest screwer of them all.

The Trump Emoluments Lawsuit

Here is a report about another anti-Trump lawsuit:

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/02/23/karl-racine-profile-attorney-general-emoluments-lawsuit-trump-2020-225200

While I am in favor of preventing our politicians from taking emoluments, any suggestion that Trump has been or is the chief culprit is ludicrous. Wouldn't Bill and Hillary's alleged "pay for play" scheme put them at the top of the list? Why weren't THEY investigated and mercilessly shamed like is being done to The Donald?

Just replacing one bunch of hypocrites and phonies with another won't do us much good. We MUST drain the whole swamp.

Is China Creating Super Babies ???

New research suggests that a controversial gene-editing experiment [in China] to make children resistant to HIV may also have enhanced their ability to learn and form memories.

You can read the rest @
http://www.technocracy.news/chinas-crispr-twins-might-have-brain-enhanced-intelligence/

Here it comes - now we have a "CRISPR gap", so we'll no doubt have to start a DNA war with those damn Commies.

Will this be good for humanity? Time will tell.

The War Profiteers

Here is a listing of the top 20:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/02/21/military-spending-defense-contractors-profiting-from-war-weapons-sales/39092315/

Do you feel "safe" now? I don't. And I spent over a decade in the US military.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Robots At The Drive Through

Here is "who" will take your next burger order:

... an artificially intelligent voice assistant -- emotion-free and immune to stress -- with the ability to operate a drive through window without fatigue, bathroom breaks or compensation.

https://www.sfgate.com/business/article/At-this-fast-food-drive-through-the-person-13636317.php

Jobs? What jobs?

Money? What money?

Has anyone thought this through? No jobs = no income = no customers.

NATO Nonsense

According to this report, NATO faces huge security challenges in the age of Trump:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/trump-attacks-on-nato-force-europe-to-address-security-a-1254603.html

What challenges? And what do they have to do with Trump?

Russia is NOT the enemy of the EU. Far from it; they want to be Europe's friend.

The ONLY security challenge is that posed by the flood of immigrants from countries destroyed by Obama ad-Dajjal, Hillary, George Soros, and their ilk.

Dear EU - If you want to be "secure", get the US and Israel off your back. Tell the US to go to hell, and tell Israel to make peace with her neighbors ... or else.

And NEITHER of those two recommendations requires any increase in military spending.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

We're Not So Rich Anymore

Take a look at these figures for median and average per capita assets of various countries around the world. We in the US are not doing so well anymore:

[source - https://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2019/02/21/italiener-haben-mehr-vermoegen-als-deutsche/ (translation required)]


The Pentagon Money Pit

Here is some info about how much money has been stolen by "our" military:

https://www.globalresearch.ca/shocking-quotes-from-high-ranking-government-officials-on-unaccounted-for-military-spending/5669203

Halt ALL military spending until these missing trillion$ are accounted for. Punish everyone involved in this criminal fiasco.

Evading Sanctions ???

Here is a hypocritical report about how Iran is evading sanctions:

https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-And-The-Fine-Art-Of-Evading-Sanctions-581371

Here is a better way to avoid sanctions - pressure the US Congress and state governments to make BDS illegal.

Of course there aren't too many countries which can accomplish that, are there?

Deep State Death Wish

President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia is militarily ready for a Cuban Missile-style crisis if the United States wanted one, and that his country currently has the edge when it comes to a first nuclear strike.

You can read the rest @
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-putin/putin-to-u-s-im-ready-for-another-cuban-missile-crisis-if-you-want-one-idUSKCN1QA1A3

This is a direct result of what the US deep state has been doing since Trump was elected.

These people are NUTS. No one can benefit from a nuclear first strike, on either side; so what the hell are they up to?

Suicide is a strategy with no plan for the future.

QE Forever ???

Here is a tidbit from Ellen Brown:

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-fed-is-finally-seeing-the-light-on-quantitative-easing/

I guess that means the US dollar will continue to shrink in value.

By the way, the EU believes I should pay royalties for putting links in my posts like the one above. Do you think such a thing is fair? I don't. 

If they persist, I will cease linking to any outside content.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Not New, Not Green, Not A Deal

The title more or less sums it up:

http://www.technocracy.news/green-new-deal-not-new-not-green-not-a-deal/

What a choice - four more years of Trump, or turn our government over to a different batch of loonies.

Sheesh !!!

Not The Kind Of Politician We Need

Rahm Emanuel - bad for Chicago, bad for the US, bad for you and me:

https://truthout.org/articles/rahm-emanuel-wants-you-to-forget-hes-a-corrupt-failure/

I will grant you that he once had some good ideas. But nothing came of them, and his performance as the mayor of Chicago revealed who and what he really is.

Put him out to pasture and turn the DNC over to Bernie and Tulsi.

Please.

Why Did VZ Fail ???

According to this report, Venezuela is a state which failed because of "the left":

https://www.bloombergquint.com/view/venezuela-is-a-failure-of-the-left-not-just-a-failed-state#gs.H8JoQY91

Don't buy that for a minute. VZ failed and continues to fail because the extreme right (a.k.a. rich bankers and capitalists) CAUSED it to fail. How could a nation with the largest petroleum reserves in the world and a population of less than 35 million be broke, unless the rich have been screwing with it?

VZ is another victim of the economic hit men (and women) of the USA. They won't be the last.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Nukes For Saudi Arabia ???

The House Oversight committee now chaired by Democrat Elijah Cummings issued an interim staff report after several whistleblowers came forward "to warn about efforts inside the White House to rush the transfer of highly sensitive U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia in potential violation of the Atomic Energy Act," spearheaded by Jared Kushner, according to a press release by the House Oversight Committee.

The press release is in conjunction with the announcement of an investigation into the allegations.

The plan, which reportedly involved former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Kushner and Trump fundraiser Thomas Barrack, would see the development of "dozens of nuclear power plants" in a "Middle East Marshall Plan" through IP3 - a private US company which has "assembled a consortium of US companies to build nuclear plants in Saudi Arabia."

You can read the rest @
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-19/house-oversight-whistleblowers-claim-trump-trying-transfer-us-nuke-technology-saudi

Building nuclear power plants is hardly "the transfer of highly sensitive nuclear technology". It would, however, give the Saudis a leg up on starting their own weapons program.

Once upon a time, we were going to help Iran build nuclear power plants, too. I know because one of their future senior reactor operators was in my class at GE's Tulsa Training Center back in 1983. What he was doing there AFTER the start of the Iranian revolution has always mystified me. He must have been stranded here after the revolution, just like the Iranian Navy personnel who were training in New London, CT on how to operate the submarines we sold them.

Finally - An Honest Journalist

Ex-CBS journalist Lara Logan on Friday unleashed a blistering, uncensored attack on the extreme liberal bias polluting America's news outlets. Logan derided the “horses**t” “propagandist” press that has no interest in fairness.

Appearing on Mike Drop, the podcast of former Navy SEAL Mike Ritland, the foreign affairs correspondent and former 60 Minutes reporter berated slanted coverage in a way rarely seen by those in the mainstream press: “We’ve become political activists in a sense. And some could argue, propagandists, right?” Logan’s outburst came after noting former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson's admission that the paper publishes “raw opinion” against Donald Trump.

You can read the rest @
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2019/02/18/cbss-lara-logan-goes-nuclear-horsest-propagandist-press

They're all in it for the money, Lara. Our so-called "free press" is actually a grave menace to our nation.

But who cares, right?

Robots Run The Farm

You can read about it here:

http://www.technocracy.news/obsolete-strawberry-farm-workers-being-replaced-by-robotic-pickers/

The trickle will soon become a flood. And how will we support ourselves then?

Bernie's Recurring Delusion

Bernie intends to run again in 2020:

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-is-back-at-the-supreme-court

Dear Bern - Good luck, but ... I doubt the powers that be will LET you win.

If you wanted to have a chance, you should have called out Hillary and Debbie and demanded that their crimes and irregularities be exposed and (where appropriate) punished. You did not, so I would expect the same sort of people to steal the election from you again, if you even get that far this time.

BOTH you and Trump screwed up. Unless the swamp gets drained, nothing is likely to change.

Monday, February 18, 2019

List Of Hate Crime Hoaxes

You can find it here:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-18/giant-list-msm-fueled-hate-crime-hoaxes-designed-frame-trump-supporters

By the way, I have not and probably will not read it. I've got better things to do than obsess on ID politics all day long.

Playing With Fire On Temple Mount ???

The Palestinians are angry about being locked out from the Temple Mount:

https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Police-chase-suspect-onto-Temple-Mount-developing-report-580994

Dear Pals - Your days in Jerusalem are numbered. Sooner or later you will be PERMANENTLY barred from access, and there is nothing you can do about it. Any violent act by you will only make things worse.

With regards to "playing with fire", I believe we may be looking at something like this:

And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the Lord, which he commanded them not.
And there went out fire from the Lord, and devoured them, and they died before the Lord.
Leviticus 10:1-2 KJV

Amazon - The Ultimate Spy ???

According to this report, Amazon's Alexa has no limit to its spying on you:

https://www.technocracy.news/claim-amazon-has-no-limit-on-how-it-can-listen-to-and-store-private-conversations/

You may want one of these things, but I don't.

Joe Biden Is An Embarrassment

Apparently Joe Biden hates the USA:

https://news.grabien.com/story-biden-europe-america-today-embarrassment

Joe, please sit down and shut up. You have fed at the public trough far too long and given us far too little in return.

You are an embarrassment.

A Lie Leads To Mayhem In Houston

Apparently a no-knock warrant based on a lie was behind the murder by police of a couple in Houston:

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/houston-police-embroiled-scandal-lies-found-no-knock-105607367--abc-news-topstories.html

It should be noted that "Chief" Acevedo ran the Austin Police Department during the period they had a reputation for needlessly shooting suspects, often in the back as they were fleeing.

No, President Trump, I do not feel safe with police like this in my state.

Oswald Didn't Do It

Take a look at the two pictures below, one of Bruno Ganz portraying Hitler, and the other of Lee Harvey Oswald. Surely two of history's greatest villains, right?

Please focus your attention on the way they are holding their hands. Hitler's arm was damaged in the bomb blast of 20 July 1944, but why does Oswald have a similar stance?

If Lee's arm also was damaged, weak, and/or trembling like Hitler's, could he possibly have fired the fatal shots in Dallas on November 22, 1963? I doubt it.

He was NOT the shooter, and in spite of what you have been told there are several proofs of this. These pictures may suggest yet another.




Sunday, February 17, 2019

Why Tulsi Won't Win

Here is wisdom from The Saker:

... one might imagine that she [Tulsi Gabbard] would be the dream candidate for the Democratic Party: she is a female, she is not White, she has impeccable “patriotic” credentials, she is obviously both very good looking and very smart, she does not have any skeletons in her past (at least none that we know of for the time being) and she is not associated with the notorious Clinton gang. So what’s there not to like about her if you are a Democrat?

Well, as we all saw, the putatively “liberal” legacy Ziomedia hates Tulsi Gabbard with a passion. Maybe not as much as that legacy Ziomedia hates Trump or Putin, but still – the levels of hostility against her are truly amazing. This may seem bizarre until you realize that, just like Donald Trump, Tulsi Gabbard has said all the right things about Israel, but that this was not nearly “enough” to please the US Ziolobby.

You can read the rest @
http://thesaker.is/the-tulsi-gabbard-phenomenon-as-a-diagnostic-tool/

To the concept "military-industrial complex" we must add banking, big data, big med, big pharma, and (of course) Israel - all of which appear to be entities who are in favor of continual warfare, and none of which really want peace or democracy.

Sorry, Tulsi. I'd vote for you, but I don't think you'll survive the primaries ... if you even get on the ballot.

Four Billion More ???

According to this report, the human population will continue to grow:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/confronting-the-approach-demographic-explosion-in-africa-a-1253189.html

Let's get a few things straight:
  • we already exceed the planet's carrying capacity,
  • institutions which could deal with an exploding population are rapidly eroding, and
  • although there "might" be solutions, no one of any consequence is pursuing them.

If we cannot control 7 billion people, what can we expect when there are 11 billion of us - all hungry, angry, and potentially armed? 

I don't think this bodes well for our future.

DO NOT Arm The Kurds

Another of the Pentagon's nutjobs thinks we should arm the Syrian Kurds:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-usa-exclusive/exclusive-us-general-recommends-arming-aiding-syrian-fighters-after-pullout-idUSKCN1Q429Q

Anyone who understands how much the Turks and Syrians LOATHE the Kurds would realize this is an extremely bad idea. The only way this would "be in our interest" is if we want to continue licking the boots of the Israelis.

Don't do it. Autonomy for the Kurds can only come through negotiation, and none of the affected parties will EVER go for such a thing.

Stephen King And Trump's Wall ???

Wow, Stephen King just pledge a whole $10,000 for a debate about Trump's wall:

https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/stephen-king-offers-10-000-082808925.html

I really don't think things like this should be settled through a "debate" stunt. I'd greatly prefer a national referendum, one in which only bona fide citizens could vote.

And after seeing some of the things which have come out of Mr. King's head, I really don't think I can support anything of which he approves without giving it CLOSE scrutiny.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Saving The Future

This website offers a free download of the book Saving the Future:

https://truepublica.org.uk/global/free-book-saving-the-future/

I have not read it yet, but if you are interested I suggest downloading it before the link disappears.

The Confused, Or The Desperate ???

Here is a report about a movement I do not support, although I really don't understand it:

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/759754/sex-robots-digisexuals-human-rights-un-ai

Turning AI/robots into "persons" with human rights is an extremely bad idea. At the very least it will make us irrelevant, and at its worst it may make us extinct.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Thought For The Day - 2/15/2019

"All over the Western world the public has been sold out by government; yet only in France is there effective protest."
Paul Craig Roberts

A Pyrrhic Victory In NYC

Oh boy !!! They kicked Amazon out of NYC (or Bezos left in a huff, or whatever):

https://theintercept.com/2019/02/15/amazon-nyc-hq2/

So where will your jobs come from now?

People may think the little guy can defeat the billionaires, but without a sea change in how money is created and how and where it flows all such "victories" will turn out to have been stunning defeats.

Should you want REAL change, start by auditing the Fed and then holding their feet to the fire for any irregular or criminal acts so discovered. STOP the money changers from creating "money" out of thin air and then whisking it out of our country for their own enrichment.

Truth Has No Place In America

Here is a good example:

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/bill-dagostino/2019/02/14/networks-2202-minutes-russia-scandal-zero-no-collusion-report

"Our" intelligence (sic) agencies and MSM have only two purposes - to control the narrative, and to sell you ideas and things you otherwise would not believe or want.

Starve The Children

US foreign policy can be summed up in three words - "starve the children" (or, if you prefer, "nits make lice"). Here is a visual presentation of its impact:

(source - https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-yemen-security-hunger/starving-girl-shows-impact-of-yemen-war-economic-collapse-idUKKCN1Q323C)


OMG - Portland Cops Are Patriotic !!!

Here is further proof of the imminent destruction of our social fabric - police have a cordial relationship with a "patriot prayer" group:

https://www.wweek.com/news/courts/2019/02/14/texts-between-portland-police-and-patriot-prayer-ringleader-joey-gibson-show-warm-exchange/

For those of you who are ignorant of US history or who choose to ignore and/or diss it, this nation was founded by people who prayed and were patriotic. They also were not afraid to conduct a violent revolution to secure their liberties (e.g., those found in the US Bill of Rights). Such people are now reviled and considered to be racist monsters.

In their place we have a new crop of founders (i.e., "re-inventers") who also are not afraid to conduct a violent revolution to secure their particular universe of liberties (e.g., same-sex marriage, unrestricted abortion, and the "right" to choose one's own gender, among others).

We are rapidly shifting from one milieu to the next. You better start swimmin' or you'll sink like a stone, for the times they are a-changin' ... again:

https://youtu.be/LxLECbf0nOA

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Lou Dobb's Calls It Like He Sees It

Settle down, Lou.

In a conversation on his Fox Business show Wednesday, Lou Dobbs accused Democrats of wanting to overthrow the government. As in “carry out an actual coup d’etat.”

Guest Byron York of The Washington Examiner told the host that House Democrats could not rely on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to provide the basis for impeaching President Donald Trump.

In a bit of a stretch, Dobbs replied that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the House intelligence committee chairman, said Mueller should be investigated for his probe. (Schiff actually questioned whether Mueller’s probe is going deep enough into Trump’s ties to Deutsche Bank.)

“They have realized they’ve gotta do it themselves,” York said of the Democratic lawmakers. “They cannot depend on Mueller but they want to keep pursuing the president.”

“No, they want to destroy the man,” Dobbs replied in the exchange shared by Media Matters, above. “They want to subvert his administration. They would love to carry out an actual coup d’├ętat.”

You can read the rest @
https://www.yahoo.com/news/lou-dobbs-says-democrats-literally-143232042.html

I don't think this is "a bit of a stretch", nor do I think Lou should "settle down".

The BIGGEST deficiency in today's "news (sic) organizations" is that they have been settled down before the reporters ever go on the air. If anything we need even MORE people like Lou who call things as they see them.

And frankly I totally agree with him. Many high ranking Democrats and their supporters have made public statements suggesting they want to overthrow the President or cause him physical harm. But somehow they've all been given a free pass so far. Is it Lou or they who need to settle down?

The answer should be obvious, unless you are one of the coup plotters yourself.

Can We Go Any Lower Than This ???

In 1985, an activist for the relatives of the disappeared [persons in Guatemala], named Rosario Godoy, was abducted by the army. She was raped. Her mutilated body was found alongside that of her baby. The baby’s fingernails had been torn out. The Guatemalan army, when asked about this atrocity, said, “Oh, they died in a traffic accident.”

When [US human rights official] Elliott Abrams was asked about this accident, he affirmed also that they died in a traffic accident. This activist raped and mutilated, the baby with his fingernails pulled out, Abrams says it’s a traffic accident.
Allan Nairn

Source - https://dissidentvoice.org/2019/02/career-war-criminal-elliott-abrams-to-lead-us-on-venezuela/

Amazon Pays Zero Taxes

According to reports such as this one, Amazon has paid no taxes for two years AND is getting a huge rebate:

https://www.rt.com/business/451417-amazon-pays-negative-tax-loopholes/

The GAFA companies run our country, and thanks in large part to them our middle class is being destroyed.

Are you happy now?

Our Negligent Congress

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a government appropriations bill Thursday evening and, with a day until the vote, lawmakers still have not received the text of the legislation.

“No one has seen the final wording of a long and complicated bill we will be expected to vote on tomorrow evening,” Republican Maryland Rep. Andy Harris told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “That’s no way to run a legislature.”

You can read the rest @
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/13/house-vote-spending-bill-read/

If you recall, this is the way Nancy Pelosi ran the House the last time she was in charge. "ObamaCare" also was passed without giving anyone a chance to read or understand it.

THAT IS DICTATORSHIP, pure and simple.

We the People have no representation in Congress. It's merely a rubber stamp for the whims of the high and mighty.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Don't Give Up On America

Here are some inspiring words from John W. Whitehead:

https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/im_not_breaking_up_with_america_this_valentines_day_and_neither_should_you

CIA Had TWO Torture Programs

Why merely torture people when you can experiment on them too?

By scouring the Senate Intelligence Committee’s torture report and some declassified CIA documents, retired Psychologist Dr. Jeff Kaye has confirmed that there were two separate rendition, detention, and interrogation programs run by separate branches of the agency’s Counterterrorism Center.

The first, which we refer to as “Program A” in this podcast, is already known. Consultants James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen were paid over $80 million to reverse-engineer torture techniques from the military’s Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) program  designed to train troops and spies to resist torture.

Kaye builds a strong case that this effort amounted to human experimentation — for the purpose of identifying the most effective torture techniques.

“Program B” relied on “standard” interrogation tactics that included some forms of coercive interrogation, and it was not subject to the management and monitoring systems of the first one.

Kaye says the separate programs were “stovepiped” so that front-line personnel assigned to one program didn’t know about the other. But top CIA management — including current director Gina Haspel, former director George Tenet, and top lieutenants Cofer Black and Jose Rodriguez — had to have known about both programs.

You can watch the podcast and/or read the transcript @
https://whowhatwhy.org/2019/02/13/turns-out-there-were-two-separate-cia-torture-programs/

And let me guess - they couldn't tell us because doing so would harm US security, right?

The depth of American depravity never ceases to amaze me.