Monday, September 25, 2017

US Working With ISIS In Syria

According to these Russian photos, the US and ISIS are ALLIES in the fight to overthrow the Syrian government:

http://www.mintpressnews.com/russia-releases-photos-showing-us-special-ops-at-isis-positions-in-syria/232432/

As I have suggested before, the only enemies we have are the ones we create for ourselves ... or that Israel creates on our behalf.

Stop these phony wars. If Israel won't comply, the US should bomb them instead.

Taking A Knee Violates NFL Rules

Once again, Trump is right ... but the powers that be do not seem to care:

The NFL rule book specifically requires both teams appear on the field for the playing of the anthem, standing, remaining quiet, and holding their helmets in their left hands. Failure to do so can result in fines, suspensions, and the loss of draft picks. 

The rules are found on pages A62-63 of the league’s game operations manual:

The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem.

During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.

You can read the rest @
https://news.grabien.com/story-roger-goodell-ignoring-leagues-own-rule-book-letting-players

Fire them, and fire Goodell, too. Exactly what does he do to deserve a salary that high?

I don't watch football anymore, and considering what is going on in the NFL I'm not likely to start any time soon. I don't find stupidity to be entertaining.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The Impact Of Sovereign Debt



It looks like China and Russia are in great shape, no?

Cancelling Free Speech Week

According to this report, Berkeley has cancelled "free speech week":

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/09/23/uc-berkeley-free-speech-week-officially-canceled/

This is truly amazing. Shouldn't "free speech" be something engaged in all the time at our colleges and universities?

We are well into a new dark age, and it's being driven by forces which falsely claim to be enlightening us.

And that folks is how Satan works.

Facebook's Deals With The Devil

Here is a great assessment of Facebook in Forbes by Elizabeth MacBride:

The ad business has always been about making a fraught deal with our own self-destructive demons. But at least we had some power in those complicated negotiations. We could see what was happening, and we were in what we all knew was a game, together.

Then we turned over the negotiations to Facebook’s algorithms. "No surprise that as our attention has shifted to internet that we have sold our souls ... we think for free ... to FB and Google," said Bill Meehan, a McKinsey director emeritus and lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

On our behalf, Facebook has been perfectly willing to deal with any devil at all.

You can read the rest @
https://www.forbes.com/sites/elizabethmacbride/2017/09/24/dark-posts-and-facebooks-deals-with-the-devil/#31ce9f333511

No deals made with the Devil are going to benefit humanity. Facebook is building digital monuments to Mark Zuckerberg's ego, and we have yet to see any benefit from his promised "philanthropy".

Facebook allegedly is a "social" platform, right? Then how come they haven't asked the public how Mark should be spending the money he stole earned from us by selling our private data?

For another dark take on Zuckerberg's shenanigans, I suggest you read this revealing op-ed by Maureen Dowd:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/23/opinion/sunday/facebook-zuckerberg-dowd.html

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Ken Burns' Vietnam Extravaganza

John Pilger doesn't think highly of Ken Burns' new series about the Vietnam War. Here is his assessment:

I watched the first episode in New York. It leaves you in no doubt of its intentions right from the start. The narrator says the war “was begun in good faith by decent people out of fateful misunderstandings, American overconfidence and Cold War misunderstandings”.

The dishonesty of this statement is not surprising. The cynical fabrication of “false flags” that led to the invasion of Vietnam is a matter of record – the Gulf of Tonkin “incident” in 1964, which Burns promotes as true, was just one. The lies litter a multitude of official documents, notably the Pentagon Papers, which the great whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg released in 1971.

There was no good faith. The faith was rotten and cancerous. For me – as it must be for many Americans -- it is difficult to watch the film’s jumble of “red peril” maps, unexplained interviewees, ineptly cut archive and maudlin American battlefield sequences.

You can read the rest @
http://johnpilger.com/articles/the-killing-of-history

I tend to agree with Pilger. The Vietnam War was a cynical lie from start to finish. That so many of us still believe that lie is amazing, and if Burns supports it then I will be crossing him off my list of must watch documentarians.

Israel's Population Bomb

According to this report, Israel's population is getting too large for their existing land and resources to support:

http://www.jpost.com/Jerusalem-Report/Racing-toward-disaster-Israels-unsustainable-population-bomb-504249

Q: Could this be one of the chief reasons they are promoting wars in the region which depopulate neighboring countries ... to provide lebensraum and resources for a burgeoning Israeli population?

A: You can bet your sweet bippy on that one, regardless of what Valerie Plame says or doesn't say.

By the way, how could a (former?) CIA agent NOT know who is behind all the wars in the Middle East?