Monday, August 21, 2017

Quote For The Day - 8/21/2017

"The western world now obeys the precepts of commerce. A bloody demanding religion, if you ask me. The do's and don'ts change every season and your "everyone" doesn't want to be left out, so they rush headlong to comply. That continuous change has a function, a single aim. Maximum consumption. They want to go on milking you. From the cradle to the grave. Face it: You're a brain washed, walking purse, a robot, the fuel multinationals run on."
Esther Verhoef

Cowards At UT-Austin "Relocate" Confederate Statues

Confederate statues at UT-Austin were "relocated" under cover of darkness. You can read about it here:

http://www.statesman.com/news/local/removes-confederate-statues-from-south-mall/g4yylLQXmHni95DraX1vGM/

But not to worry - white supremacists still can come to worship them at the new location if they desire.

And the university still retains Admiral McRaven as its chancellor, proving that either the regents have no clue how much white supremacy influences their world or that they do and are 100% behind it.

Hypocrites and cowards, all of them.

Does Today's Eclipse Herald The End Times ???

Many fundamentalist Christians see this as a significant warning of the impending apocalypse, the second coming of Christ and the rapture.

The “Great American Total Solar Eclipse” as it is called is said to be a warning sign from God, as it allegedly fulfils a Bible prophecy.

Pastor Paul Begley, host of the Coming Apocalypse radio show, said the eclipse could possibly fulfil a prophecy recorded in the book of Joel.

This states: “The sun shall be turned to darkness before the Day of the Lord come.”

You can read the rest @
http://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/843063/Eclipse-2017-total-solar-eclipse-Black-Moon-Bible-prophecy-end-of-world-apocalypse

Perhaps, but Jesus also said this:

Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
Matthew 24:29-36 KJV

Most Christians would agree that the Great Tribulation has not yet taken place, so today's eclipse would not appear to be what is mentioned in these verses.

However, the people of Iraq and Syria HAVE endured a tribulation, and the beast which tormented them is named The United States of America.

If the Bible doesn't make sense to you, it may be because it's written from a perspective other than yours.

China Reviving Russian Industry

In a boost for Russia-China trade ties, a new freight train service began Sunday, linking Russia’s Perm with Golmud in Qaidam Basin, northwest China’s Qinghai Province.

The train, loaded with containers of chemical, left China through the Alataw Pass in Xinjiang, and will pass Kazakhstan before reaching Perm, a Russian industrial city of a million people.

The trip covers about 6,360 kilometers and takes 10 days. Officials said transporting goods by train is about a month faster than by ship.

The new freight route is also part of China’s New Silk Road plan.

You can read the rest @
http://thebricspost.com/russian-industrial-town-gets-direct-rail-link-with-china/

Meanwhile, in the land of make-believe (the Disunited States of America) we're reviving the Civil War and continuing to shut down our remaining industries.

Not a good sign.

The deep state would rather DESTROY the US economy than let Trump revive it. Its destruction would let the powers that be "rebuild" it in their own image, and they really don't care who gets hurt in the process.

Why Is GTMO Still Open ???

While President Trump has made clear he intends to not only keep Guantanamo Bay open, but refill it with a new round of detainees, the administration has been struggling with the legal obstacles surrounding a new influx of captives.

The goal is to come up with an executive order that not only reverses President Obama’s 2009 pledge to eventually close the facility,but to provide some sort of basis for putting newly captured people into the facility, after years of trying to release most of those already there.

You can read the rest @
http://news.antiwar.com/2017/08/20/trump-officials-trying-to-finalize-legal-language-to-expand-gitmos-use/

Why not just say this - "the Pentagon is blackmailing me, and I've got to do whatever they want"?

If that doesn't work, try this - "I finally figured out the Constitution was suspended on 9/11/2001, and as a result I can do whatever I want ... subject to the approval of the deep state and their antifa gangs".

Another Navy Collision At Sea ???

Another US Navy destroyer has collided with a merchant vessel:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/stricken-us-destroyer-arrives-in-singapore-after-collision-10-sailors-missing/2017/08/21/8ad075b0-8646-11e7-a50f-e0d4e6ec070a_story.html

As a former US Navy officer of the deck, I have great sympathy for the lost and the living. It is VERY easy to lose perspective when at sea. And even momentary lapses can lead to disaster.

I'd also like to ask - what did they die for? The US has no real enemies in that part of the world, and the majority of traffic there is foreign flag vessels carrying foreign owned goods. China can protect her own interests, and the US is there only to meddle and provoke.

So now we've created a SECOND provocation. Are you happy now? I'm not. Apparently 10 sailors just died for nothing.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Is Sunscreen Killing Ocean Life ???

Here is one observer's unscientific assessment of the death of Hawaii's ocean life:

Up to 14,000 tons of sunscreen enter the world’s reefs annually, according to a 2015 paper published in the journal Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. Most of it — including products by Aveeno, Banana Boat, Coppertone, Hawaiian Tropic and Neutrogena — contains a chemical called oxybenzone to deflect UV rays.

Even in minute doses, the researchers found, oxybenzone rapidly bleaches coral and slows new growth: A single drop in 4.3 million gallons of water — about six and a half Olympic-size swimming pools — is enough to be deadly.

You can read the rest @
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/19/opinion/sunday/sunscreen-poisoning-ocean-reef.html

WOW !!! That's a lot of sunscreen.

Face it - from many perspectives just about everything humanity does is detrimental to life on our planet.

By the way, I NEVER use sunscreen. I do use plastic bottles, but I recycle the empties.