Monday, September 25, 2017

Demise Of The US Dollar ???

The significance of the shift taking place on a geo-political basis to unseat the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency cannot be understated. It is, by all means, a complete upending of the financial and economic systems as we have come to know them. According to Keith Neumeyer, the Chairman of First Mining Finance and Chief Executive Officer of First Majestic Silver, the world’s purest silver producing mining company, the move is already taking place with countries like China, Russia, Venezuela and Iran already beginning to trade commodities with Yuan, Rubles and gold.

You can read the rest @
http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/the-demise-of-the-dollar-as-we-know-it-a-break-is-coming-on-a-worldwide-basis_09242017

I have been wondering why the powers that be in the US are supporting policies which will lead to the collapse of our currency. Chief example of these policies is their support for the curtailment of the use of fossil fuels. Since the existence of the petrodollar is the main (if not the only) reason the US Treasury is still solvent, why destroy the oil-dollar linkage?

But the answer has been staring us in the face all along - they want a GLOBAL CURRENCY, and they no longer want that currency to be the dollar. Thus, destroying the oil-dollar linkage serves two purposes:

  1. It facilitates the creation of a new global currency, and
  2. It destroys whatever remains of the economy of the US.

Since the powers that be are neither patriots nor in any way beholden to the US itself, they're gonna be really happy when the shit hits this particular fan.

The rest of us ... not so happy.

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?

Tyrants 'R' Us

According to Freedom House's rating system of political rights around the world, there were 49 nations in the world, as of 2015, that can be fairly categorized as "dictatorships." As of fiscal year 2015, the last year for which we have publicly available data, the federal government of the United States had been providing military assistance to 36 of them, courtesy of your tax dollars. The United States currently supports over 73 percent of the world's dictatorships!

You can read the rest @
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/42020-us-provides-military-assistance-to-73-percent-of-world-s-dictatorships

And that's just the ones we know about. I suspect that "black" funds and other off-the-books sources may support even MORE dictatorships and drug/weapons cartels.

We are not a decent country anymore. Not by a long shot.

The Real Lesson Of Election Hacking

According to DHS, several state election systems have been "hacked". You can read about it here:

https://www.apnews.com/cb8a753a9b0948589cc372a3c037a567/Federal-government-notifies-21-states-of-election-hacking

What we SHOULD be learning from this, the Equifax hack, and the general shenanigans of Facebook and Google is that the Internet is not and never will be a place where one can expect either security or privacy.

Let's dismantle the Internet and go back to paper ballots, sound currency, and banking which benefits We The People instead of the rich.

If we don't, I can promise you that "the Internet of Everything" is going to be a complete disaster for the common person and our traditional institutions.

Friday, September 22, 2017

John McCain's Conscience

Senator John McCain said the following today:

“I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal."

You can read all about it here:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/us/politics/mccain-graham-cassidy-health-care.html

REALLY ???

Here are some of the things John's conscience apparently has no problem with:

  • Bombing the peasants of Vietnam;
  • Collaborating with the North Vietnamese while at the Hanoi Hilton;
  • Accepting inappropriate gifts from Lincoln Savings and Loan (returned only after he got caught);
  • Consorting with terrorists in Iraq and Syria;
  • Sabotaging Obama's presidency; and
  • Sabotaging Trump's presidency.

This is a very sick man, and I'm not referring to his cancer. He is mentally unstable, and his actions while in the military and while serving in the US Congress border on treason.

Dear John: I don't know what you mean by "in good conscience" ... and apparently neither do you.

Another Bloodbath On The Way ???

President Donald Trump is reportedly gearing up to roll back even the most limited restrictions on U.S. drone operations overseas, further opening the door for the expansion of airstrikes and commando raids into nations like the Philippines and Nigeria and setting the stage for an upsurge in civilian casualties - already at record highs in Afghanistan and soaring in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen.

You can read the rest @
http://theantimedia.org/blank-check-kill-impunity-trump-scrap-drone-restrictions/

Will our thirst for blood ever be slaked?

Moral Lesson For Today - 9/22/2017

Any white cop can kill a black man at any time, and the cop will not go to jail.

Source - https://dissidentvoice.org/2017/09/any-white-cop-can-kill-a-black-man-at-any-time/

Using HIPAA To Circumvent Habeas Corpus

... activist attorney Andy Ostrowski was taken into custody by the Wilkes-Barre, PA police department on September 19, for a forced mental health evaluation. Ostrowski was reached later that afternoon at General Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, where he asserted he was being held as a political prisoner.

Ostrowski, a radio talk show host and civil rights advocate, also made a run for Congress in 2014.

Per hospital protocol, Ostrowski was subsequently transferred to another facility. And now, no one can say where he is.

You can read the rest @
https://www.activistpost.com/2017/09/how-to-disappear-an-activist-where-is-andy-ostrowski.html

If you recall, this used to happen in the former Soviet Union and in Nazi Germany.

How far we have fallen, and I don't think we've reached bottom yet.

US To Strip Mine Afghanistan ???

Well, at least now we know we're not there just to protect the opium harvest:

US To Extract Minerals From Afghanistan To ‘Defray Cost Of US Assistance’

The U.S. military has had its eyes on Afghan mineral deposits for some time. A 2007 Pentagon memo that the New York Times quoted in a 2010 article says that Afghanistan could be the “Saudi Arabia of lithium.”

You can read the rest @
https://www.mintpressnews.com/us-to-extract-minerals-from-afghanistan-to-defray-cost-of-us-assistance/232333/

This should sound familiar - it's exactly what we did to the American Indians. We stole their lands, killed them when they resisted, and then imprisoned the survivors on "reservations" when they refused to "assimilate" (i.e., die out).

If you were an undeveloped country, whose help would you want - the US, or the BRICS?

Salt Lake's Disappearing Homeless

The streets around Salt Lake City’s downtown emergency shelter have long been home to hundreds of homeless people. In recent weeks, though, nearly all seem to have vanished following a police operation. Local residents are mystified as to where they’ve gone.

The Salt Lake City police chief, Mike Brown, said he had visited parks and the Jordan river, which threads its way to the Great Salt Lake and has homeless camps dotted along its banks, but he hadn’t seen an influx from downtown. Sgt Brandon Shearer has been up in a police helicopter looking for camps and seemed equally perplexed when asked where the people had gone. “I don’t know,” he said. “That’s a good question.”

You can read the rest @
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/22/salt-lake-city-homeless-people-missing

I would check the local landfills and dumpsters. All those bodies had to be disposed of somewhere.

If you think the people of Utah would not do such a thing, please read this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_Meadows_massacre

Is SOS Tillerson An Idiot ???

In comments that may provide some insight into the Trump Administration position on Iran, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson conceded that “no one” disagreed with Iran being in compliance with the P5+1 nuclear deal. He insisted, however, that this compliance was only “technically” compliance.

This led to talk of Iran violating the “spirit” of the deal, even though they are complying with all the actual written terms of the deal. Tillerson suggested that the expectation was that the deal would “remove” Iran as a threat in the eyes of the US.

You can read the rest @
http://news.antiwar.com/2017/09/21/tillerson-iran-technically-complying-with-nuclear-deal/

Dear Rex: If they're in compliance with the deal, then shut up. If you don't like what they're doing in Syria, then stop all the US meddling in the Middle East.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Why Democracy Isn't Working In India

Here is an insightful essay by Jayant Bhandari:

I have attempted to show that now that since the British left 70 years ago, Indian institutions have continued to fray, degenerate, degrade, and fall apart. The British left a robust judiciary, a university system, and parliament in place. Except for their facades, all these institutions are now soulless shells, something that politically correct intellectuals at the IMF, the World Bank, etc., completely fail to see.

The math is very simple: If Western institutions are to be imposed on India, such institutions must be run by Westerners as well. The corollary is also very simple: Without the British running India, India cannot continue to exist the way the British left it.

You can read the rest @
http://www.acting-man.com/?p=51383

A similar situation exists in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, etc. We cannot force democracy on anyone anymore, not even immigrants to our own country.

And our failure to recognize this is causing us to waste trillions of dollars on a fool's errand.

By the way, what Bhandari is saying about India is quite similar to what I wrote about the US cargo cult:

https://dissidentvoice.org/2013/04/america-the-cargo-cult/

More Holes In Russia-gate Narrative

This report more or less proves the so-called Russian "hack" of the DNC servers was actually a data transfer done locally (i.e., it was a leak and not a hack):

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47866.htm

Q: Why won't anyone do what Binney and McGovern suggest in the report - get the NSA to analyze their record(s) of the transfer?

A: Why indeed. At the very least, Trump should be an interested party. His failure to act on this suggests one of two things:

  1. His staff has isolated him from the facts; or
  2. He himself is part of this scam.
Possibility 1. is quite believable, while possibility 2. is downright frightening.

Yet Another War On Terror Success Story

Modesto parents are upset that their 5-year-old son's "pretend play" resulted in him being suspended from school, and said they want the disciplinary action removed from his permanent record.

Jackson Riley attends the Great Valley Academy public charter school in Modesto and was suspended for a day for making terrorist threats, TV station Fox 40 reported.

The incident occurred Aug. 31, Jackson's father, Ian Riley, told The Bee. He got a call from the school saying the kindergartner had refused to take off his backpack and, when asked why, said there was a bomb in it that would explode if he did so.

You can read the rest @
http://www.modbee.com/latest-news/article174321526.html

US movies, TV shows, and video games pump this kind of fantasy into our kids' heads on a nearly continual basis. And yet we think a 5 year old can tell the difference between play and reality?

Way to go, Modesto. Never forget, never forgive.

USA, USA, USA !!!

The Myths Of Kim Jong-un

Here are the latest "revelations" of a so-called North Korean defector:

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/north-korean-defector-details-horrific-government-murders-and-sex-slavery-under-kim-jong-un_09212017

Do these perhaps remind you of similar revelations which turned out to be false?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/opinions/1994/02/26/the-kuwaiti-incubator-hoax/35b1e882-f796-4acb-a106-9280a7dda521/?utm_term=.5d7958195874

And lets also not forget that Bill Clinton may have used the services of some "sex slaves":

http://nypost.com/2016/10/09/the-sex-slave-scandal-that-exposed-pedophile-billionaire-jeffrey-epstein/

... and that more than one president has blown apart innocent people in the Middle East:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/oct/15/90-of-people-killed-by-us-drone-strikes-in-afghani/

Face it ... our tyrants are just as bad as theirs.

The Rods From God

Will the US use a space-based kinetic weapon to assassinate Kim Jong-un? You can read about it here:

https://www.activistpost.com/2017/09/us-defense-secretary-jim-mattis-weighs-using-kinetic-weapon-north-korea.html

I thought we had agreed to not weaponize space. Whatever happened to THAT commitment?

Living In Another World ???

Take a look at this story in The Jerusalem Post:

http://www.jpost.com/International/The-year-that-wasnt-Top-10-stories-of-5777-that-didnt-happen-505563

The thing I find most remarkable about it is that Israel lives by its own calendar (i.e., in Israel it's 5777, not 2017).

The rest of the world appears to adhere to the Julian/Gregorian calendar, but not Israel. They live in their own little world, from which they frequently reach out to mess with the rest of us, and to collect the tribute they extort from us.

But this is not apartheid or exceptionalism.

Of course not.

I Don't Believe Anything Facebook Says

Please read (or at least glance at) this Facebook apology piece:

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/20/facebook-jew-haters-ad-targeting-sheryl-sandberg

I don't think Ms. Sandberg's explanation is credible.

Here's what I think may be happening:

  • Facebook monitors the Internet for "hate groups" and sells their information to the US government, Israel, and any interested intelligence services; and
  • At the same time, they use what they have gleaned to generate some "advertising" income.

Killing two birds with one stone, in a MOST self-serving and cynical way.

And you want Zuckerberg to be your president? You MUST be joking !!!

Censorship In The US

In the US, the drive for Internet censorship has been spearheaded by the so-called “liberal” wing of the political establishment, concentrated in the Democratic Party, whose chief media organ is the New York Times. On the eve of the UN assembly, the Times published an unambiguous brief for censorship of the Internet in the form of an op-ed column by the ambassador to the UN under Barack Obama, Samantha Power.

Under the headline “Why Foreign Propaganda Is More Dangerous Now,” and on the pretext of combating Russian disinformation and subversion, Power calls for the use of “professional gatekeepers” to police public discourse on the Internet.

Power, a leading proponent of “human rights” imperialism, looks back nostalgically at the Cold War as a golden age of news dissemination, when “most Americans received their news and information via mediated platforms.” She continues: “Reporters and editors serving in the role of professional gatekeepers had almost full control over what appeared in the media. A foreign adversary seeking to reach American audiences did not have great options for bypassing these umpires, and Russian disinformation rarely penetrated.”

You can read the rest @
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/09/21/pers-s21.html

During the aforementioned "Cold War", I used to listen to and compare Radio Moscow and the Voice of America. It quickly became obvious that both usually were discussing the same facts, and that the biggest difference between the two was the spin they put on those facts.

Today, however, East and West appear to be peddling totally different sets of "facts". The only tool we have to determine which set to believe is the Internet, and I think that is why the US government is trying so hard to discredit it.

In Love With Himself ???

At least Obama ad-Dajjal is being consistent:

http://www.theamericanmirror.com/obama-refers-96-times-short-speech-gates-group/

In Freudian psychiatry and psychoanalysis, the term narcissism denotes an excessive degree of self-esteem or self-involvement, a condition that is usually a form of emotional immaturity.

Source - https://www.britannica.com/topic/Narcissus-Greek-mythology

That sounds about right.

If there is a twin sister in this story, it's Hillary Clinton ... the other narcissist of today's America.

Don't Believe US Generals

Here is some advice from Douglas Macgregor:

The point, Mr. President, is that North Korea is not the greatest danger to the United States. The greatest danger is that advisers in uniform who promise military success will instead blunder into a major war with an American military establishment that is poorly organized, exhausted and unready for action against the modern armed forces of regional powers in Northeast Asia, Eastern Europe or the Near East.

You can read the rest @
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/sep/19/us-national-security-endangered-by-north-korea/

War is not the answer; not to any important question facing us.

Unfortunately, it's the core of the curriculum at West Point.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Sleepwalking Toward Nuclear War

With Defense Secretary James Mattis reiterated today that the US goal is “diplomacy” with North Korea, the effort appears to be heading as far away from diplomacy as humanly possible. Indeed, Mattis confirmed recent discussions with his South Korean counterpart centered on the possibility of the US using tactical nukes against North Korea.

Mattis said it was important for the sake of open dialogue with allies to discuss issues like unleashing tactical nuclear weapons on their neighbor to the north.

You can read the rest @
http://news.antiwar.com/2017/09/19/mattis-discussed-use-of-tactical-nukes-with-south-korea/

There are MANY ways we could resolve this US-created impasse. Using nukes is merely one of them, but certainly the WORST possibility.

Dear Mr. President - DON'T DO IT !!!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Quote For The Day - 9/19/2017

"Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one's thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist. That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants. It is the right which they first of all strike down."
Frederick Douglass

Monday, September 18, 2017

Guide To The Deep State Swamp



And that's just the surface.

A Question For President Trump

"Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?"
Abraham Lincoln

Thought For The Day - 9/18/2017

To qualify as colonial powers, Facebook and Google must effectively limit the choices and power of users, and punish or coerce those who question or resist their power.

Source - http://charleshughsmith.blogspot.com/2017/09/are-facebook-and-google-new-colonial.html

President Trump is not the greatest threat to freedom of the press and to our democracy.

Facebook and Google, on the other hand, are, with Amazon coming in a close second.

Possible Lessons From The Parsons Green Bombing ???

Here is an essay by Craig Murray which appears to contain two previously unnoticed lessons from the latest terrorist bombing in the UK. I have labeled them [1] and [2] for clarity:


[1] To create an effective blast, you need some sort of pressure vessel containing the explosive. There is no sign of this in the photos of the Parsons Green bomb and plainly there was no “blast” as such from the condition of the bucket. Some kind of fire event was rather created. [2] If the police are arresting the right people, it is teenagers from social care backgrounds who did this. That is of a piece with what we know of so many recent attacks, where psychiatric health appears to be the cause of an interest in nihilist ideologies – as opposed to the other way round.

Source - http://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/lidl-terrorism/

What might this mean for the rest of us?

[1] Anyone who really wants to harm us can do so.

[2] There are a lot more potential causes for today's terrorism than just "Islamic extremism".

For a better understanding of what I mean, please compare to this previous blog post about some observations by Peter Hitchens:

https://sainthoward.blogspot.com/2017/08/terrorism-or-drug-induced-behavior.html

Israel Arming Mexico ???

Is the US government in favor of this?

Israel Aiding Mexico’s Development With More Arms, Drones And Spy Software

Israel has long helped Mexico in the latter’s drive to eliminate domestic dissent, with Israeli weapons and personnel used to crush groups like the Zapatistas. Israel’s prime minister recently paid a visit to Mexico, bringing with him a promise of “development” that will likely mean more Israeli guns flowing into Mexico.

http://www.mintpressnews.com/israel-aids-mexico-development-with-arms-drones-and-spy-software/232080/

Reading the Bible, one might get the impression the Jewish messiah is going to turn the world into some sort of paradise.

But if you examine what Israelis actually are doing to the world, it should be clear they are turning it into a prison ... for everyone, including Jews.

What's up with that?

Is NIMBY Good Enough ???

Here is an essay dealing with toxic substances which are invading our homes:

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/41968-are-hazardous-vapors-seeping-into-your-home

It is a misconception to think we can manufacture such things ANYWHERE on this planet safely. No matter where such poisons are produced and stored, they eventually will seep out and affect the health of EVERYONE.

Science and technology are NOT our friends. Today they are chiefly tools through which the rich get and stay rich, while the poor suffer the consequences.

That is not to say that science and technology are inherently bad; but they are NOT being used effectively to improve the welfare of We The People.

Obama Feeds At Wall Street's Trough


Hillary Clinton says she made a mistake when she gave speeches on Wall Street after leaving government. Taking money from banks, she writes in her new memoir, created the impression she was in their pocket.

Her old boss doesn’t seem to share her concern.

Last month, just before her book “What Happened” was published, Barack Obama spoke in New York to clients of Northern Trust Corp. for about $400,000, a person familiar with his appearance said. Last week, he reminisced about the White House for Carlyle Group LP, one of the world’s biggest private equity firms, according to two people who were there. Next week, he’ll give a keynote speech at investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald LP’s health-care conference.

Obama is coming to Wall Street less than a year after leaving the White House, following a path that’s well trod and well paid.

You can read the rest @
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-18/obama-goes-from-white-house-to-wall-street-in-less-than-one-year

Anyone who thinks he wasn't ALWAYS beholden to Wall Street and the deep state is a dunce.

Half Of World Is Not On Internet

You can read about it here:

https://www.axios.com/52-of-the-world-does-not-have-internet-access-2486435137.html

And this is a BAD thing?

  • So far, Facebook and Google cannot spy on everything they do;
  • So far, Amazon and Alibaba haven't destroyed all of their local businesses; and
  • So far, their kids can't watch explicit porn, send sexting messages, or easily buy drugs.

The Internet brings Satan into your home. Some are saying we soon shall see the "end of the world". They're right - the Internet is in fact bringing about the "end of the age", and the new age will be one of extreme poverty and desperation alongside extreme wealth and an ocean of abominations.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Holland's Hydrogen Economy

The excess capacity of wind and solar power plants will be converted into hydrogen in the Netherlands from next year. The Dutch infrastructure company Gasunie wants to store the energy and distribute it over the existing gas pipeline network. Gasunie has now joined the North Sea Wind Power Hub consortium, which is planning an international wind farm on an artificial island in the North Sea.

Renewable energy storage is a prerequisite for becoming independent of fossil fuels. The electrolysis of water to hydrogen now makes it possible to use the overproduction of current in strong winds or sunshine and to compensate for fluctuations in the mains voltage, for example, during windstill or at night. Hydrogen can be distributed over the conventional gas lines and can also be used without emissions for industry or transport. According to Gasunie, this makes it an ideal, sustainable source of energy.

You can read the rest @
https://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2017/09/17/gasunie-gewinnt-wasserstoff-aus-wind-und-sonnenenergie/ [translation required]

Very cool idea !!!

Note well the US seems VERY far behind the rest of the world when it comes to energy innovation.

Make Zuckerberg Testify

Last week, after what must have been a series of extremely grim meetings in Menlo Park, Facebook admitted publicly that part of its revenue includes what appears to be politically motivated fraud undertaken by a shady Russian company. The social network, perhaps motivated by a Washington Post scoop on the matter, released a statement outlining the issues at hand, but leaving the most important questions unanswered. Only Facebook knows these answers, and we should assume they won’t be eager to volunteer them.

You can read the rest @
https://theintercept.com/2017/09/11/make-mark-zuckerberg-testify/

I am 100% in favor of this. Facebook and Google are HUGE threats to our democracy, and it's past time to rein them in. Mark Zuckerberg is at least as great a threat to America as Kim Jong-un.

List Of US Wars And Hostile Actions

There is a reason that most countries polled in December 2013 by Gallup called the United States the greatest threat to peace in the world, and why Pew found that viewpoint increased in 2017.

But it is a reason that eludes that strain of U.S. academia that first defines war as something that nations and groups other than the United States do, and then concludes that war has nearly vanished from the earth.

Since World War II, during a supposed golden age of peace, the United States military has killed some 20 million people, overthrown at least 36 governments, interfered in at least 82 foreign elections, attempted to assassinate over 50 foreign leaders, and dropped bombs on people in over 30 countries. The United States is responsible for the deaths of 5 million people in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, and over 1 million just since 2003 in Iraq.

For the past almost 16 years, the United States has been systematically destroying a region of the globe, bombing Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, and Syria, not to mention the Philippines. The United States has “special forces” operating in two-thirds of the world’s countries and non-special forces in three-quarters of them.

You can read the lists @
http://davidswanson.org/warlist/

Does any of this make us safer, more respected, or wealthier?

Yes, the rich got richer, but what did We The People get, other than $20 trillion in debt ... and a world apparently willing to throw acid in our faces (see http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4892572/Two-American-tourists-suffer-acid-attack-Marseille.html)?

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Here Is How Russia And China Will Defeat US

For what seems like decades, other countries have been tiptoeing away from their dependence on the US dollar. China, Russia, and India have cut deals in which they agree to accept each others’ currencies for bi-lateral trade while Europe, obviously, designed the euro to be a reserve asset and international medium of exchange.

These were challenges to the dollar’s dominance, but they weren’t mortal threats.

What’s happening lately, however, is a lot more serious. It even has an ominous-sounding name: de-dollarization.

You can read the rest @
https://dollarcollapse.com/currency-war/suddenly-de-dollarization-thing/

And it's not even really that they want to "defeat" us. They have to do this merely to survive.

If global trade is the future of humanity, the US has no future.

Our Homelessness Legacy

Health officials in San Diego have scrambled for months to contain an outbreak of hepatitis A - vaccinating more than 19,000 people, putting up posters at bus stations and distributing hand sanitizer and cleansing wipes.

Despite those efforts, 16 people have died of the highly contagious virus in San Diego County and hundreds have become ill in what officials say is the nation’s second-largest outbreak of hepatitis A in decades.

Earlier this month, San Diego officials declared a public health emergency.

Though Los Angeles has so far escaped an outbreak, public health officials are hoping to head off a similar emergency. They say the virus could easily spread to Los Angeles because of its proximity to San Diego and the region’s large homeless population.

“We know it’s getting worse in San Diego so we’re really ramping up,” said Cristin Mondy, the county’s area health officer for a region that includes downtown Los Angeles.

In their efforts to get their outbreak under control, San Diego health officials have adopted a technique from L.A. that they hope will stop cases from spreading locally: washing the streets with water containing bleach.

You can read the rest @
http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-hepatitis-los-angeles-20170914-htmlstory.html

Washing something with bleach is what you do to prevent the spread of an infection. Are the homeless an infection?

Maybe if we didn't treat the homeless as if they were unwanted vermin this would not have happened in the first place.

But you and I know we'd rather spend trillions of dollars killing people halfway around the world who never did anything to harm us. That apparently is much more fun than helping the homeless in our own land.

What a country!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Trump Confused About God

According to this report, President Trump is professing "love for Israel":

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Professing-love-for-Israel-Trump-condemns-those-promoting-antisemitism-505197

If you read the Bible closely, you will find that it tells us to love G-d, not Israel:

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Matthew 22:37 KJV

Trump, like most so-called Christians, is confused. We don't have to "love Israel" ... but neither should we hate them or any other nation. It is G-d Whom we should love, along with our neighbors and our enemies.

And it definitely is not clear that we are doing so.

Barbuda Depopulated And Up For Sale ???

Barbuda has been left completely devastated by Hurricane Irma. An estimated 95% of Barbuda’s structures are damaged, and the entire island of around 1,800 people has been evacuated.

“The damage is complete,” says Ambassador Ronald Sanders, who has served as Antigua and Barbuda’s ambassador to the U.S. since 2015. “For the first time in 300 years, there’s not a single living person on the island of Barbuda - a civilization that has existed on that island for over 300 years has now been extinguished.”

You can read the rest @
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/09/14/barbuda-hurricane-irama-devastation/665950001/

Hmmm ... sounds like the perfect opportunity for one of the world's giant corporations to take over the island and turn it into a sovereign territory subject to no one's taxation or regulation:

http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2012/12/17/166887292/dont-like-the-government-make-your-own-on-international-waters

Whaddya say Jeff, Mark, Elon, etc. - are you up to the challenge? Just think of all the taxes and other responsibilities you can avoid by forming your own country.

Amazon Married To US Military ???

Amazon Web Services has a new market for its cloud computing, analytics, and storage services.

This week, the Defense Department granted the cloud computing giant a provisional authorization to host Impact Level 5 workloads, which are the military and Pentagon’s most sensitive, unclassified information. 

“This further bolsters AWS as an industry leader in helping support the DoD’s critical mission in protecting our security,” the company said in a statement. “The AWS services support a variety of DoD workloads, including workloads containing sensitive controlled unclassified information and National Security Systems information.”

You can read the rest @
http://www.nextgov.com/cloud-computing/2017/09/amazon-web-services-can-now-host-defense-departments-most-sensitive-data/140973/

Interesting. Amazon already is host to CIA data. You can read about that here:

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/07/the-details-about-the-cias-deal-with-amazon/374632/

Two questions:

  1. Is it really a good idea to privatize national security? I think the Debbie Wasserman-Schultz affair is answering that question for us.
  2. Is this particular cloud safe from hacking? If so, why couldn't Equifax have employed a comparable level of security for OUR data?

The 9/11 State Of Emergency Continues

President Trump has become the third president over the course of 16 consecutive years to extend the “temporary state of national emergency” which was imposed in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks.

The state of emergency gives the president considerable leeway to bypass legal limits surrounding the military and the use of the National Guard and reserve troops. Exactly how much this power is used is itself unclear, as presidents have for years ignored a legal requirement to offer reports to Congress every six months on the matter.

You can read the rest @
http://news.antiwar.com/2017/09/14/trump-extends-post-911-state-of-emergency/

This alone should be grounds for impeachment. But the deep state doesn't really care if Trump is an asshole, as long as he continues to do their bidding.

Was the US Constitution suspended on 9/11/2001? It sure looks that way, at least as far as our so-called Bill of Rights is concerned. And that is the REAL continuing "national emergency" of 9/11.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

A Primer On Disinformation Techniques

This is a bit arcane, but well worth your time if you want to better understand "fake news":

http://www.alt-market.com/articles/964-disinformation-how-it-works

Electricity YAY !!!

Here is another good report about why the "electric vehicle" movement is complete bullshit:

https://capitalistexploits.at/2017/09/world-whack-electricity-yay/

I have made similar observations before, but I guess no one listened.

I'm getting up in years and may not be around in 2040. If you are, and the powers that be do indeed outlaw fossil fuel vehicles by then, I'd be willing to bet that many of you will be riding bicycles as your primary mode of transportation.

But that's not necessarily a bad thing, is it? After all, the rich DESERVE to have cars ... and the rest of you don't.

Violence Is NOT "Necessary"

Here is a report about an "antifa" leader:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-14/antifa-leader-professor-who-jokes-about-dead-cops-and-executing-students

This is no joke. In my opinion, this "professor" should be fired. Violence is NOT the answer to ANY question.

Antifa is a sick movement in a very sick country. If this kind of crap continues, we definitely are headed downhill.

Greed And Fraud At Public Universities ???

Often hammered out in secret, and seldom brought to public attention except when they explode into controversy, golden parachutes for university presidents are not unique. And while anger often flares up when presidents' salaries are publicized, salary totals alone don't come close to exposing the universities' true financial obligations to their chief executives.

You can read the rest @
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/41909-golden-parachutes-for-public-college-presidents-burden-already-thin-budgets

So in addition to allowing our public institutions to become breeding grounds for disruptive and violent social change, these so-called "executives" are now preying upon the finances of public education.

The USA is rotten to the core, and may not last much longer.

And I suspect that no sane person is going to like what comes after.

Mark Of The Beast ???

Please read this report:

https://www.infowars.com/implanted-microchip-to-replace-credit-cards-car-keys/

And then compare it to this Biblical 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.
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Revelation 13:15-17 KJV

The "he" to which the Bible refers is the entity which is creating and imposing upon us the thing called "artificial intelligence", which is both an image which speaks ... and which will kill everyone who does not worship it (i.e., submit to its authority).

And what is the number of the beast which has risen up out of the sea? It's the number of "the crowd" which is so enthusiastically embracing these concepts and willingly taking this mark:

E PLURIBUS UNUM

From many (the crowd) one (a social group in which everyone thinks and acts the same and attacks anyone who is different in any way).

We are witnessing the fulfillment of these prophesies and humanity's willing submission to Satan. And the more who submit, the harder it will be for the rest of us to resist.

In this context, Apple-Amazon-Facebook-Google-CIA-FBI-NSA, etc. all are instruments of Satan. Beware of what they are doing and where they are taking us.

What's Up With Our Mayors ???

How come so many of them are being accused of child-related sex crimes?

http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/13/at-least-11-mayors-accused-of-child-sex-related-crimes-since-2016/

Something weird is going on here, don't you think?