Thursday, November 23, 2017

Russia Preparing For War ???

According to this report, the Russians are getting ready for war:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/vladimir-putin-russia-business-war-production-sochi-military-talks-a8069951.html

Note well that it was the US, NATO, Israel, and Saudi Arabia which have pushed them to this point. We could have had peace, but for some reason (like maybe greed?) the powers that be rejected that possibility.

The Other Side Of Thanksgiving

On this day I have a lot to be thankful for. But the good life we enjoy here in the US stems in great part from the crimes of our ancestors:

Though promoted as a time for celebration and warm family gatherings, the Thanksgiving tradition is yet another distortion of the genocidal settler colonial history of the United States. When we celebrate the day, we participate in the state's campaign to abdicate political responsibility for the continuing violence inflicted upon Indigenous peoples, their culture and their land.

You can read the rest @
http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/42688-thanksgiving-distorts-history-and-sugarcoats-continuing-state-violence-against-indigenous-people

Gorging ourselves with too much food while millions go hungry is no way to "give thanks". Here is what we all should be doing instead - helping the homeless, the hungry, and others abandoned by our nation:

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article186044173.html

But I guess the morons in DC and the Pentagon would rather squander our national treasure on building more nuclear weapons:

http://original.antiwar.com/Harry_Blain/2017/11/22/us-stockpiling-nuclear-arms-cost-astonishing/

We in the USA are a schizophrenic mess.

In addition to "giving thanks", let's spend part of today praying that this madness will pass, that the wicked will be brought to justice, and that we as a nation will abandon this evil path we so eagerly follow:

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Romans 1:28-32 KJV

Another Benefit Of US Immigration Policy

You can read all about it here:

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Unidentified-Man-Found-Dead-in-Md-Park-Was-Stabbed-Over-100-Times-Police-Say-459275283.html

We're sinking down into a deep, dark hole, and the idiots who run this place have no clue what they're doing to us.

The alternative - i.e., they DO know and either don't care or think this is a great idea - is an even scarier possibility.

And by the way, Trump and Sessions are not going to fix this. They're in WAY over their heads.

US Complicit In Torture Of Saudi Coup Plotters

It appears that US mercenaries are being used to torture the Saudi coup plotters:

  • Source in Saudi Arabia says American private security contractors are carrying out 'interrogations' on princes and billionaires arrested in crackdown
  • Detained members of Saudi elite have been hung by their feet and beaten by interrogates, source says
  • Among those hung upside down are Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, an investor worth at least $7 billion who is being held at Riyadh's Ritz Carlton
  • Arrests were ordered three weeks ago by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
  • Source claims mercenaries are from 'Blackwater', a claim also made by Lebanese president
  • But its successor firm denies it has any operations in Saudi Arabia whatsoever and says its staff abide by U.S. law
  • Americans who commit torture abroad can be jailed for up to 20 years

You can read the rest @
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5108651/American-mercenaries-torturing-Saudi-princes.html

That last part is a joke. No one is going to prosecute US torturers and murderers.

We have sunk pretty low, but we've got a long way to go before we reach bottom.

And don't tell me this is a "Trump" issue. Hillary would torture 'em, too. There's a lot at stake here, and the dark forces behind this will do anything to enact their agenda for the Middle East and the world.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A New Era For Zimbabwe ???

Western officials are keen to see the transitional government adopt economic policies to their liking. “It’s a transition to a new era for Zimbabwe; that’s really what we’re hoping for,” acting U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Donald Yamamoto said. A European Union spokesperson announced that the EU is “committed to support Zimbabwe in the preparation of credible elections and the delivery of political and economic reforms.” It can be expected that it will not be long before Western economic advisers are paying visits to the transitional government, urging it to enact reforms to liberalize the economy to suit Western investors.

You can read the rest @
https://www.globalresearch.ca/what-is-behind-the-military-coup-in-zimbabwe/5619110

He's joking, right? Here's a symbolic representation of what such "reforms" really mean:


Bottom line - now that the "nationalist" nut (Mugabe) is gone, the strip mining of Zimbabwe can shift into high gear. Anyone who gets in the way will be labeled a "terrorist" and blasted to bits.

Opioids - Punishing The Patients

Here is a report about the so-called "opioid crisis":

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-21/millions-of-patients-face-pain-and-withdrawal-as-opioid-prescriptions-plummet

My wife has been taking opioids for the pain caused by what I consider to be botched hip surgery.

It looks like she will have this pain for the rest of her life. What does medicine have to offer her other than opioids? NOTHING.

Unless I'm mistaken, most of the "opioid" deaths are from fentanyl. Hardly any of the people in REAL pain are taking fentanyl, so why are we punishing the patients?

Until pharma comes up with a different painkiller WHICH WORKS, get off our backs and let the patients decide whether or not they've had enough.

Smart Phones Are Evil

Here are two reports about how "smart" phones are damaging our children:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/11/21/more-middle-school-girls-are-inflicting-self-pain-experts-say-it-might-be-because-of-smartphones/

and

http://theconversation.com/with-teen-mental-health-deteriorating-over-five-years-theres-a-likely-culprit-86996

And yet we do nothing except wring our hands and whine.

Pitiful !!!