Monday, June 26, 2017

Obama's Traitors

Obama ad-Dajjal's "resisters" are damaging US national security. You can read about it here:

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/anti-trump-leak-campaign-damaging-u-s-allied-operations/

He's a nobody. He never should have been above the law, and he certainly isn't now. If he's undermining the US government, he and his minions belong in jail.

ID them, arrest them, prosecute them, and if convicted ... punish them.

EU Refugee Crisis Escalating

You can read about it here:

http://truepublica.org.uk/eu/eu-refugee-crisis-escalate-30-million-expected-just-17-per-cent-employable/

Note well this mess was started by Obama ad-Dajjal and Hillary Clinton. Were they following the orders of George Soros? We need to find out, and if appropriate hold these three accountable for their actions.

Dear Seymour - It's NEVER About The Intelligence

Here is a report from Seymour Hersh documenting that there was no sarin gas attack in Syria, so that Trump's response to it also was bogus:

https://www.welt.de/politik/ausland/article165905578/Trump-s-Red-Line.html

While I commend Mr. Hersh for this revelation, I'd like to point out that the US government NEVER seems to care what the "intelligence" is telling us. In fact, the prime goal of our "intelligence" agencies seems to be obscuring the truth to help justify the obvious lies we use to start our wars of aggression.

For a good discussion of why it's NEVER about the intelligence, go here:

http://powerofnarrative.blogspot.com/2009/09/fools-for-empire-i.html

... and here:

http://powerofnarrative.blogspot.com/2009/10/fools-for-empire-ii.html

These two fascinating essays are rather long, but if you wish to know what The Empire is doing I urge you to take the time to read them.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

No Ramadan In DC ???

For some reason, President Trump has stopped the celebration of Ramadan in the White House. You can read about it here:

http://m.sfgate.com/news/article/Trump-just-ended-a-long-tradition-of-celebrating-11244746.php

I don't get it - we cannot have Christmas trees or the Ten Commandments on "public property", but we can have Ramadan in the White House?

I don't buy it. If we truly have "separation of church and state", then Ramadan didn't belong there in the first place.

Thought For The Day - June 25, 2017

I heard an advert today on an Austin, TX radio station and which ended with these words:

"Amazon is an equal opportunity employer."

Here is what this really means:

Amazon is officially hiring in Central Texas, looking to fill hundreds of jobs at the new distribution center in San Marcos.

In addition to their human counterparts, employees hired will be working alongside Amazon robotics to fulfill customer orders.

“Associates will be stationed at ergonomic work stations and when customer orders come in, the robots will bring the inventory to them at the work station, where an associate will pick the item off a shelf and put in a tote and get sent off to packing,” explains Ashley Robinson, spokesperson for Amazon Operations.


Source - http://kxan.com/2016/05/31/amazon-looking-to-fill-1000-new-jobs-in-san-marcos/

Yep, Amazon needs a few humans to help their robots. Why? Apparently so the human can be blamed if the wrong item is put in the tote.

Are you happy now?

Here Is What Syrians Are Saying

Here are some observations made by Syrians about their beloved nation:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/sott-net-interview-with-father-daniel-in-syria-there-never-was-a-popular-uprising-in-syria/5596168

They reveal that the entire US narrative is a lie from start to finish.

We're there to destroy Syria (and eventually Iran) for the benefit of Israel. No other reason.

Future ??? We Don't Need No Stinking Future !!!

Lately there have been several reports such as this one about loss of jobs in the retail industry:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/25/business/economy/amazon-retail-jobs-pennsylvania.html

Some think they can recover by getting into the pot business:

http://www.pennlive.com/news/2017/03/pa_medical_marijuana_industry.html

But ultimately, everything you can do now soon will be done by robots:

http://www.businessinsider.com/robots-will-steal-your-job-citi-ai-increase-unemployment-inequality-2016-2

This is not merely a case of "mass unemployment and dislocated economies". This is a pending disaster for humanity. Almost no one will be capable of supporting themselves.

And what are the powers that be doing about this? THEY ARE DRIVING US OVER THE CLIFF THEY HAVE CREATED WITH THEIR VISION OF A TECH "UTOPIA". In a real sense, they are becoming our executioners.

But not to worry - they're buying up private islands and other retreats and building bomb shelters to help ride out the looming storm. Oh ... wait a minute ... We The People won't be invited to these safe havens, will we?

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/there-wont-be-enough-bulldozers-to-scrape-the-bodies-off-the-street-heres-how-the-us-government-plans-to-survive-a-nuclear-war_06202017

And they're also building rockets to allow a select few to escape to Mars. Whoops ... we're not invited to go there, either.

So what's in store for your future? Apparently no job, no money, probably no food ... and (you guessed it) no future at all.

Just what the hell kind of planning is that?

If you don't agree with this assessment, please let me know why. But if you DO agree with it, please tell me why We The People are letting it happen. Does anyone have a workable alternative?

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Real Star Wars In Our Future ???

There’s currently a push in the halls of Washington D.C., to establish a new branch of the military by 2019, one whose focus would be operations among the stars. Proposed legislation by House representatives would create a “Space Corps” that would serve “as a separate military service within the Department of the Air Force.” It would be the first branch added to the military since 1947 when the Air Force was officially established.

You can read the rest @
http://theantimedia.org/space-corps-new-us-military-branch/

I think most people agree that space should not be militarized. Why therefore is the House doing this?

We need LESS military, not more.

What Happens In Sweden Stays In Sweden

Though European leaders and their US-based counterparts have vehemently denied their existence, a leaked report from the Swedish police confirms that there are at least 23 Muslim-controlled “No-Go Zones” and some 60 “vulnerable areas” where non-muslim citizens of the country can no longer visit safely.

As noted in the RT video below, the areas are plagued with violence, sexual assaults and gun crimes, and things have gotten so bad that police and emergency services personnel refuse to enter.

You can read the rest @
http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/leaked-police-report-there-are-23-muslim-controlled-no-go-zones-in-sweden-plagued-with-violence-sexual-assaults-and-gun-crimes_06232017

If this is true, why is it being concealed?

And why are we bombing ISIS while allowing the equivalent of a caliphate to rise up in our midst?

None of this makes any sense to me.

One Week Of US Policing Insanity

Here are a few of the insane US police activities we learned about this week:

(1) A cop killed Philando Castile because he smelled marijuana in Castile's car. The cop was acquitted of all charges.

(2) Another cop killed Samuel DuBose because he claimed he was dragged by DuBose's car. Charges against this cop have resulted in two mistrials.

(3) A third cop shot Sylville Smith after Smith pointed a gun at him. He then killed Smith with a second shot when Smith may no longer have been a threat. This cop was acquitted of the related charge.

(4) Two cops killed Charleena Lyles because she was combative and holding two knives. An investigation is underway.

You can read about these events @
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/three-high-profile-police-shooting-trials-ended-week-heres-happened/

(5) Two other cops demonstrated their bravery by shooting at a dog which charged at them. They also demonstrated their lack of marksmanship skills by hitting and killing an innocent bystander (Armando Garcia-Muro) instead of the dog.

You can read about it @
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/23/armando-garcia-muro-police-shooting-stray-bullet-dog-la

(6) And just to prove that police could in fact stoop even lower than what is described in the above reports, DC police dragged disabled protesters out of their wheelchairs:

Soon after a draft version of the Republican’s Senate version of their Trumpcare care bill was released Thursday morning, Capitol Hill Police were systematically arresting people who staged a dramatic sit-in outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office.

Amid chants of “Don’t Touch Medicaid!” and signs suggesting the same, many of those protesting the Senate bill were either elderly or in wheelchairs, offering a stunning visual as police tried to remove them from the hallway.

ADAPT, the national disability rights group behind the protest said the Senate’s bill is a direct threat to the future of people with pre-existing conditions and disabilities.

You can read about it @
http://www.mintpressnews.com/capitol-hill-police-disabled-protester/229207/

It really seems like US police resort to the use of firearms far too often and far too recklessly. Our failure to hold them accountable is a large part of the problem.

Put me on the jury. I would have no problem voting for a conviction if it were supported by the facts.

US Unions Are Crazy

Does this make ANY sense?

Even as activists push for sanctuary cities and schools, unions, workers and their allies are organizing to make workplaces safe from enforcement raids by immigration officials. Their goals include preventing Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents from using Social Security numbers to identify undocumented workers and training workers to act together on the job to resist raids and firings.

You can read the rest @
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/40964-fighting-for-the-sanctuary-workplace-unions-mobilize-to-protect-undocumented-workers

Unions in the US appear to have been betraying their members for a long time. But protecting illegals who have taken over US jobs is absolutely crazy.

I fully expect them someday to "unionize" the robots which steal our remaining jobs.

No Right Of Return ???

Bad news for the Palestinians:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/c1c906f1-0cb4-3291-920d-7c628ec6637a/ss_israeli-defense-minister%3A-not.html

By the way, the majority of Jews have never been to Palestine; they were born somewhere else. Yet they somehow have a "right of return".

But Palestinians who were born there and were kicked off their land can never return.

What kind of justice is that?

Friday, June 23, 2017

More Nonsense About 9/11

The video on this web page allegedly proves that nuclear bombs were used to bring down the WTC buildings:

https://www.intellihub.com/man-seen-exiting-wtc-7-on-911-wearing-radiation-hood-was-doeost-in-charge-of-transporting-nuclear-weapons-materials/

This is bullshit.

Mr. Bennette is NOT carrying a radiation detector, at least not one that I can see. And I've seen a lot of them.

He is NOT wearing a "radiation hood". The hood and the VRU bag over his shoulder are part of a "victim rescue unit" portable breathing hood. You can read about it here, and the company description says nothing about radiation:

http://www.essexindustries.com/products/victim-rescue-unit-plus-vru/

Ignorant nonsense like this has completely confused everyone about what really happened on 9/11. Perhaps secret technologies were used that day, but there is absolutely no proof that nuclear bombs were involved.

Is This Why NBC Hired Megyn Kelly ???

Please read this and decide for yourself:


Sounds possible to me.

One Dollar Per Day ???

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) slammed Senate Republicans' healthcare overhaul bill on Friday, saying that it's grounded in "propping up" insurance companies.

He also called for the creation of a healthcare law that would reduce insurance costs to as little as $1 a day for at least some consumers.

"What I'd like to do is legalize inexpensive insurance, and you should be able to get insurance for $1 a day. I mean, you really should," Paul said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "The insurance companies make all the money; all of this is predicated upon still propping up the insurance companies."

You can read the rest @
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/339123-rand-paul-insurance-should-be-available-for-1-a-day

He's kidding, right?

Should "our" government really be concerned about our health, they should be regulating the "healthcare" industry in a manner that forces it to become competitive.

But NOTHING anyone can do will force the average cost of healthcare in the US down to one dollar per day per person. Just not possible.

Hell, the staff cannot even commute to the clinic and keep the lights on for that amount.

We Are Deeply In Debt When We Die

According to December 2016 data from credit bureau Experian provided to credit.com, 73% of American consumers had outstanding debt when they were reported as dead. Those consumers carried an average total balance of $61,554, including mortgage debt. Without home loans, the average balance was $12,875.

You can read the rest @
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-22/americans-are-dying-average-61500-debt

What's the implication of this? Eventually banks and other lenders will own everything in the country.

The economic hit men should be happy ... another once proud nation has been humbled and subdued.

Welcome To Amazontopia

And say goodbye to UPS and Fedex ... and most small businesses in your town:

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/23/15860668/amazon-drone-delivery-patent-city-centers

I refuse to believe that unleashing thousands of drones, manned and unmanned, in our skies can POSSIBLY be safe. We cannot even control the low level of air traffic we have now.

Each one of these will be a spy hive, too. Is that what we want for our country?

US Complicity In Torture

Here we go again:

Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme — including the “grill,” in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of fire, an Associated Press investigation has found.

Senior American defense officials acknowledged Wednesday that U.S. forces have been involved in interrogations of detainees in Yemen but denied any participation in or knowledge of human rights abuses. Interrogating detainees who have been abused could violate international law, which prohibits complicity in torture.

You can read the rest @
https://apnews.com/4925f7f0fa654853bd6f2f57174179fe

Similar claims have been made about US operations in Central and South America and throughout the Middle East. I believe they are true. The US uses proxies to do its torturing, and as the report points out this is illegal under international law.

But somehow the US and Israel think they are ABOVE the law. Is this belief somehow motivated by the Torah/Bible? Does G-d want us to torture His creatures? Does He want us to judge and punish?

Clearly, the answer is NO.

Is Johnny Depp An Idiot ???

Please read this, and I think you will agree that he is:

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/johnny-depp-time-actor-assassinated-president/story?id=48227090

Why does "our" entertainment industry hate the US so much? I will never watch a Depp movie again.

Note well that the people making this sort of implied threat against President Trump are has-beens and losers. All of them.

By the way, assassinated presidents often become venerated presidents (e.g., Lincoln, JFK). Would this happen if Trump died in office?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Is This Why Otto Warmbier Was Killed ???

Please read this, and then decide for yourself:

http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/2017/6/22/was-otto-warmbier-an-american-student-or-an-israeli-spy

Disposable Americans

We are now disposable (i.e., intended to be used once, or until no longer useful, and then thrown away):

Disposable Americans shows the impact of extreme capitalism on children; on the poor and the sick and the elderly; on people of color; on women; on workers, especially young Americans; and on all average Americans, including the middle-class and those just above and below, who make up  90 percent of us, and who have become increasingly disposable to the minority at the top of the wealth distribution.


You can read the rest @

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/41030-the-wealthiest-americans-keep-making-money-while-inequality-grows

You can buy the book here (warning - it's pretty expensive; how does the author expect "disposable" people to be able to afford it?):


https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/6694/t/17304/shop/item.jsp?storefront_KEY=661&t=&store_item_KEY=3564


Note well that "our" governments and the corporations we charter are directly responsible for this situation. If we want this to change, We The People must take responsibility for MAKING things change.


When do we start, and can it be done without violence? What do you think?

Should Illinois Be Dissolved ???

More bad news from the Land of Lincoln:

Illinois is like Venezuela now, a fiscally broken state that has lost its will to live, although for the moment, we still have enough toilet paper.

But before we run out of the essentials, let's finally admit that after decade upon decade of taxing and spending and borrowing, Illinois has finally run out of other people's money.

Those "other people" include taxpayers who've abandoned the state. And now Illinois faces doomsday.

So as the politicians meet in Springfield this week for another round of posturing and gesturing and blaming, we need a plan.

And here it is:

Dissolve Illinois. Decommission the state, tear up the charter, whatever the legal mumbo-jumbo, just end the whole dang thing.

We just disappear. With no pain. That's right. You heard me.

The best thing to do is to break Illinois into pieces right now. Just wipe us off the map. Cut us out of America's heartland and let neighboring states carve us up and take the best chunks for themselves.


You can read the rest @
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-dissolving-illinois-kass-met-20170620-column.html

EXCELLENT IDEA !!!

But there is one big problem - who would want it? There's nothing there except massive debt and a LOT of unemployed people.

All states eventually may face this dilemma. It's time to realize that the federal government has allowed this country to be strip mined and gutted to such an extent that it no longer can function ... yet STILL all they seem to be able to get done is to waste more money on the military and to satisfy the demands of the Israelis.

Here's my alternative plan - stop ALL military spending, cut off ALL support for Israel, and START fixing the United States. NOW !!!

Nothing less will do.

Bring Back Our Constitution

Here is the most important argument before us today:

The president, following a practice of his predecessors, has appropriated and further delegated the war-making power - which belongs to Congress alone. This has created a constitutionally impermissible condition where the power to declare war has passed into the hands of those responsible to wage war. 

There is no faster route to destruction of our republic than the path we are currently upon, where unelected Pentagon officials have been ceded a constitutional power reserved for the Congress.

You can read the rest @
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/the-administration/338684-the-president-has-appropriated-delegated-the-war-making

It's alarming that this argument is being made ONLY by a few former members of Congress, such as Dennis Kucinich, and by a small minority of current members, such as Senator Rand Paul. "Our" Congress appears to be a wholly owned subsidiary of the military-industrial-banking-information-prison complex and the nation of Israel, neither of which has any respect for our Constitution or laws.

Bring back our Constitution, or our nation shall perish. And DO NOT allow these clowns to amend or replace it. It can work just fine as is if they would let it.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Inches From A New World War ???

This is your fault, Clinton Democrats. You created this, and if our species is plunged into a new world war or extinction via nuclear holocaust, it will be your fault. You knuckle-dragging, vagina hat-wearing McCarthyite morons made this happen.

& & & & & & & &

Clintonists have been working tirelessly since the election to manufacture these new Cold War tensions. Stephen Cohen, easily America’s foremost authority on US-Russia relations, has warned again and again that the political pressures being placed on the Trump administration to maintain escalations with Russia without conceding an inch has placed our species in a situation that is in some ways even more dangerous than those we faced at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis. If Kennedy had had to negotiate that crisis while being pressured by his entire country to keep escalating tensions with the USSR without yielding an inch, there is no way any terrestrial life would have existed beyond 1962. The Clintonists (along with their neocon buddies on the other side of the aisle) are responsible for creating those pressures.

You can read the rest @
https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/we-are-inches-from-a-new-world-war-and-clintonists-are-to-blame-da51d09e4fac

I doubt truer words ever were written.

But here's the part I don't get - once the Russian missiles were removed from Cuba, why didn't the Pentagon get their nuclear war with Russia? Don't say "because they got the Vietnam War instead", because that was a poor substitute for what they really wanted and have never stopped wanting - world domination.

Ron Paul Interviews Edward Snowden

You can watch it here:

http://www.mintpressnews.com/ron-pauls-interview-edward-snowden-best-thing-youll-see-week/229109/

Crazy cycle of deception? Isn't that what The Intercept has been doing with Snowden's revelations?

Dear Ed - We're all politicians. Our failure to realize this is one of our greatest problems.

Our Corrupt Political System

Handel beat Ossoff. You can read about it here:

http://www.politico.com/interactives/2017/georgia-special-election-results-2017-ossoff-handel-race/

Some observations:

(1) US Representatives represent their districts. No money from outside the district should have been allowed in this election, and certainly not $50 million.

(2) Why should this have been a more valid referendum on Trump than the fact he won the presidential election?

The Republic is dead. Long live The Empire.

Cut Him Open Already

An Ohio coroner, abiding by family wishes, has performed an external examination instead of a full autopsy on the body of the US student who was held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months and sent home in a coma.

The Hamilton County coroner’s office was conferring with doctors at a Cincinnati hospital who treated Otto Warmbier, 22, before reaching any conclusions about his death a day earlier, investigator Daryl Zornes said.

Investigators were reviewing radiological images and awaiting additional medical records requested by the coroner, Zornes said.

He declined to estimate how long it would take for the coroner’s office to complete its inquiry. Preliminary autopsy findings had been expected on Tuesday or Wednesday.

There was no immediate word from the family about why relatives declined an autopsy, which may have shed more light on the cause of the neurological injuries that left him in a coma.

You can read the rest @
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/21/otto-warmbiers-family-declines-autopsy-as-trump-says-death-is-total-disgrace

Here is what the Ohio Bar Association says about autopsies in the state:

https://www.ohiobar.org/ForPublic/Resources/LawYouCanUse/Pages/Ohio-Law-Requires-Coroners-to-Investigate-Certain-Deaths.aspx

If he was my son, I'd want to know exactly why he died. I would not hinder the autopsy.

And by the way, an autopsy should have been performed on Justice Scalia, too.

The US "Health" Racket

The health insurance industry, for the most part, is the Mob painted over with a veneer of legitimacy. They're a protection racket. The Mob got people to pay by offering "protection" for your restaurant or store, and would burn it down if you didn't pay up. With the insurance industry, your body is the store, and as all flesh is inevitably weak, your store will eventually burn down, taking your financial stability with it unless you pay the insurance middleman in full. Nice health you got there, be a shame if something happened to it. That's only if they don't turn down your claim because of a typo on your claim form, which is hardly rare. I had ICU nurses telling me insurance horror stories that made one wistful for the ringing sound of guillotines in the town square.

You can read the rest @
http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/41012-a-lesson-from-my-hospital-bed-for-profit-health-care-is-a-merciless-sham

By the way, under the current system you cannot afford "healthcare" working 4 hours per day, four days per week. That's not even enough to pay for our groceries, Mr. Ma.

Is Jack Ma Nuts ???

Here is what Mr. Ma says about our future:

In 30 years people will work 'four hours a day and maybe four days a week'.

You can read the rest @
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/21/alibabas-jack-ma-says-people-will-work-four-hours-a-day-in-30-years.html

Dear Jack - Right now we've got 95 million people who don't work at all. Neither they nor the people 30 years from now can feed themselves or pay their many bills. Mini businesses all trying to sell to each other is not going to bridge the gap.

Not with less than 10 people owning over half the wealth of humanity. 

Does War Make Us Secure ???

Over the past several weeks, US military actions within Syria have been less and less ISIS-centric, with a handful of operations targeting Shi’ite militias in southern Syria, and even shooting down a Syrian government aircraft over the weekend.

This isn’t just the US idly getting into one-off fights in the course of a war they’re already fighting in Syria, but rather is reflective of a push by White House officials, with multiple National Security Council members looking at the Syrian War less as a fight against ISIS and more as a chance to pick a fight with Iran.

You can read the rest @
http://news.antiwar.com/2017/06/20/white-house-wants-to-widen-syria-war-despite-pentagon-objections/

The US "National Security Council" is mis-named. They ought to be called the "Israeli Security Council", since they continually put Israel's interests ahead of our own.

And the US Congress ought to be renamed the "Israeli piggy bank and chief enabler".

War in general does not make us more secure. And war for the benefit of Israel definitely makes us INSECURE.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Why Was This Cop Acquitted ???

Watch this video, and then please explain to me why this cop was acquitted:

https://news.vice.com/story/dash-cam-footage-shows-cop-shooting-philando-castile-during-traffic-stop

If he "feared for his life", all he had to do was step back.

And stopping someone for a "broken brake light" and then killing him is STUPID ... just plain stupid.

Rabbi Wants To Poison Palestinian Water ???

The foreign ministry of the Palestinian Authority (PA), Sunday, demanded the arrest of a Jewish Rabbi, who called on Israeli settlers to poison water used by Palestinians in hundreds of towns and villages across the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian national office for the defense of land and resistance of settlements warned of the dangers and consequences of such calls.

In its weekly report, it explained that Rabbi Shlomo Mlmad, the chairman of the so-called Council of Rabbis in West Bank settlements, called on settlers to poison Palestinians through their water supply, which came to light by the Israeli organization ‘Breaking the Silence’.

Group member Yehuda Shaul said, according to WAFA, that the aim behind poisoning water in the West Bank is to push Palestinians out of their towns and cities in order to allow settlers to take over Palestinian lands.

You can read the rest @
http://www.globalresearch.ca/rabbi-calls-for-poisoning-of-palestinian-water-supply/5595378#sthash.SmBpDuTu.dpuf

Sounds pretty sick to me. Does G-d poison people? I don't think so.

Signs Of Imperial Decline

Here is a GREAT essay by Charles Hugh Smith:

Identifying the tell-tale signs of Imperial decay and decline is a bit of a parlor game. The hubris of an increasingly incestuous and out-of-touch leadership, dismaying extremes of wealth inequality, self-serving, avaricious Elites, rising dependency of the lower classes on free Bread and Circuses provided by a government careening toward insolvency due to stagnating tax revenues and vast over-reach–these are par for the course of self-reinforcing Imperial decay.

Sir John Glubb listed a few others in his seminal essay on the end of empires The Fate of Empires, what might be called the dynamics of decadence:

(a) A growing love of money as an end in itself.

(b) A lengthy period of wealth and ease, which makes people complacent. They lose their edge; they forget the traits (confidence, energy, hard work) that built their civilization.

(c) Selfishness and self-absorption.

(d) Loss of any sense of duty to the common good.

Glubb included the following in his list of the characteristics of decadence:

— an increase in frivolity, hedonism, materialism and the worship of unproductive celebrity (paging any Kardashians in the venue…)

— a loss of social cohesion

— willingness of an increasing number to live at the expense of a bloated bureaucratic state

Historian Peter Turchin, whom I have often excerpted here, listed three disintegrative forces that gnaw away the fibers of an Imperial economy and social order:

1. Stagnating real wages due to oversupply of labor

2. overproduction of parasitic Elites

3. Deterioration of central state finances

You can read the rest @
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2017/06/dead-giveaways-imperial-decline.html

We're there, people. All of this applies to us.

And the war of Trump against everyone else is not going to help.

Gaza Turning Into A Sewer

Here is a report of Israel's latest outrage accomplishment in Gaza:

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Raw-sewage-seeps-out-of-Gaza-as-electricity-supplies-dwindle-497418

And you wonder why Americans are not Zionists?

Hypocritical Californians Build Their Own "Trump's Wall""

Here is their "rationale":

Caltrans is building a taller, stronger wall in San Jose to stop homeless individuals from returning to an encampment.

Caltrans has repeatedly cleaned up the large encampment under I-280, but the homeless keep returning.

While this new solution has some homeowners pleased, it is generating a lot of anger in the community.

Laura Nunez, who has lived on Macredes Avenue in San Jose most of her life, said everything changed on her street when homeless people began using the rickety chain link fence at the end of the block as a doorway to their encampments along I-280.

“Every time Caltrans would come out and repair it ... as soon as they left they cut a hole in it and they just use that ... that was their main access point to go in and out,” said Nunez. “We’ve had to live with their garbage. We’ve had to live with drug paraphernalia. The kids haven’t been able come out to play.”

You can read the rest @
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/06/19/homeless-wall-san-jose/

Dear California - The homeless are human, too. Why do you hate them so much and kill them with impunity ... and then whine when Trump decides to build a wall?

YOU MAKE ME WANT TO PUKE !!!

Most Americans Are NOT Zionists

An unprecedented poll reveals the gaping void between American identification with Israel and the official positions taken by both major political parties.

A majority of American adults – 70.3 percent – do not consider themselves Zionists when defined as "A Zionist is a person who believes in the development and protection of a Jewish nation in what is now Israel." Only 24.9 percent say, "I consider myself a Zionist" while 4.8% provided other responses.


You can read the rest @
http://original.antiwar.com/smith-grant/2017/06/19/poll-americans-arent-zionists/

So ... why are we allowing Zionists to control our foreign policy, destroy sovereign nations in the Middle East, and drag us into conflicts which risk nuclear war with Russia?

I'll say it again ... Israel does not need our help. If what they are doing is G-d's will, He will make it happen, regardless of what we do or don't. And there is NOTHING in the New Testament which says that Christians should do anything in these conflicts except to keep out of His way.

Let me remind you again of the order of battle at Armageddon:

On the side of GOOD:

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
Revelation 19:11-14 KJV

On the side of EVIL:

And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Revelation 19:19-20 KJV

The dead in Christ who were sleeping in the grave will be raptured when the final trumpet blows. Since this will occur before the Battle of Armageddon, it's possible they will be part of "the armies which were in heaven". But the Bible does not say this directly.

Therefore, it appears that every LIVING person at the battle (with the exception of Jesus) will be fighting on the side of EVIL. This includes the US Army, the US Navy, the US Air Force, the US Marine Corps, all NATO forces, and anyone else foolish enough to join the beast, the false prophet, and the kings of the earth ... and this includes ISIS and the Zionists.

We are being deceived into thinking that the battle between the US and ISIS is a battle of good vs. evil, when according to the Bible it represents two faces of the same evil being drawn into the battle of Armageddon.

All earthly forces are evil, including those who call themselves "Zionists". Get this through your head.

Do NOT take the mark, do NOT worship the image, do NOT go to this battle, and do NOT support those who do.

National Bird = Skynet

Yesterday I watched part of National Bird, a movie about the US killer drone program. You can read a bit about it here, and you can watch it on Netflix:

http://sainthoward.blogspot.com/2017/06/national-bird.html

I like Errol Morris, but he has a talent for boring you in the first ten minutes (or less) of his movies, and then keeping up the lack of excitement for the next hour and a half. If you can make it through all of National Bird in one sitting, you're far more patient than I am.

The movie describes an information gathering and human termination system which is world wide. It can find anyone, anywhere and kill them any time of the day or night. Maybe it doesn't work yet in the BRICS countries, but it will once they let it in ... or construct one of their own.

Another thing the movie makes clear is that the system's top-level controllers don't give a damn about humanity. They kill alleged terrorists, innocent bystanders, and civilians of all ages and stripes, especially unarmed military aged boys and men. And they also devour their own operators (e.g., drone pilots and those who track the targets), many of whom suffer from PTSD during and following their tours of duty.

The "national bird" system IS Skynet. And it doesn't require the machines to become self aware. Its high-level controllers already have proven themselves to be ready, willing, and able to target and kill humanity with or without the assistance of a malevolent AI.

And unless we stop them, they will.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Some Connections We Refuse To See

Do you think maybe these three stories are connected at a fundamental level?

(1) http://theweek.com/articles/706484/amazon-eats-world

(2) http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/40979-if-you-work-a-full-time-job-you-shouldn-t-be-earning-a-poverty-wage

(3) https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/19/opioid-addiction-west-virginia-petersberg-breanne-mculty

The living dead (a.k.a. corporations), especially the largest ones, are thriving ... and killing the living in the process.

Epistemology is defined as the theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope. Epistemology is the investigation of what distinguishes justified belief from opinion.

Our "knowledge" comes mainly from a MSM owned by billionaires, who consider We The People to be mainly useless eaters. You can find some of their names here:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/katevinton/2016/06/01/these-15-billionaires-own-americas-news-media-companies/#44e13809660a

The rich devour the earth's resources for their own benefit and then blame us for despoiling the planet.

Do you really think they give a damn that we're killing ourselves with the drugs they sell to us? And do you really think their MSM will ever connect our suffering to their greed and lack of compassion? I don't.

Apartheid Is Alive And Doing Well

What is apartheid?

  • a policy or system of segregation or discrimination on grounds of race
  • segregation on grounds other than race

Here is an example:

Israeli bulldozers flattened a village inhabited by the ancient Palestinian Bedouins, a tribe that has lived on the land for thousands of years. Israeli authorities have systematically run the indigenous Bedouins off of their land to pave the way for Jewish-only settlements.

Source - http://www.mintpressnews.com/israel-demolishes-palestinian-village-114th-time-seven-years/228991/

Fortunately, Israel is no longer the UN's "punching bag", so these Bedouins will just have to disappear ... up in smoke, perhaps.

By the way, did I mention that Nikki Haley is an idiot?

The Young Have Become The Old

A new study conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore looked at more than 12,500 people’s exercise habits by having them wear fitness trackers for a week. When they separated that data by age, they found something alarming about teenagers.

“Activity levels at the end of adolescence were alarmingly low, and by age 19, they were comparable to 60-year-olds,” says the study’s senior author, Vadim Zipunnikov.

You can read the rest @
http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article156906859.html

Hey ... let's buy them all self-driving cars to complete their decrepitude.

The human species is becoming a sick joke. Maybe that's why the rich have decided to replace us with robots.

The Putsch Against Trump

Here are the latest observations by David Stockman:

"They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice ... You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history – led by some very bad and conflicted people!"

The Donald has never spoken truer words, but also has never sunken lower into abject victimhood. Indeed, what is he waiting for – handcuffs and a perp walk?

Just to be clear, "he" doesn’t need to be the passive object of a "WITCH HUNT" by "they".

If Donald Trump had any kind of presidential strategy and propensity to take command, he would have had all the intercepts of Russian chatter gathered up weeks ago. He would then have had them declassified and made public, even as he launched a criminal prosecution against Obama’s hit squad – John Brennan, Susan Rice and Valerie Jarrett – for illegally unmasking and leaking classified information.

Such a course of action would have crushed the Russian interference hysteria in the bud.

You can read the rest @
http://original.antiwar.com/David_Stockman/2017/06/18/little-putsch-beget-great-big-coup/

Stockman is right. Trump should have arrested Comey, Brennan, Rice, and Jarrett. His failure to do so reveals his weakness and will lead to his removal.

All Trump has to do is ENFORCE THE LAWS OF THE US. That's his job, and also the best thing he could do for the country at this point.

Why Are We Messing With Russia ???

The Russian Defense Ministry blasted the U.S.' shooting down of a Syrian regime fighter jet as a "massive violation of international law" and said it will begin treating U.S.-led coalition jets flying west of the Euphrates River in Syria as targets.

The ministry's comments Monday came after a U.S. Navy fighter jet on Sunday shot down a Syrian fighter jet that had dropped bombs on Syrian rebel forces who are fighting ISIS in the country.

It was the first time the U.S. has engaged in air-to-air combat in Syria, signaling an escalation of the conflict. It is is also the first time an American aircraft has shot down any other country’s aircraft in air-to-air combat since 1999 during the Kosovo air campaign when a U.S. Air Force F-16 shot down a Serbian Mig-29.

Russia, which is backing the Syrian government regime in its civil war against rebel forces, slammed the U.S. action as a violation of Syria's sovereignty.

You can read the rest @
http://abcnews.go.com/International/us-shoots-syrian-fighter-jet-syria/story?id=48119895

I love my country, but I do NOT support what it is doing in the Middle East.

Clearly, the US is looking for an excuse to go to war with Russia and to obliterate Syria's government at the same time. Both are stupid moves.

I would have no problem reopening the tribunal at Nuremberg and trying members of the US Senate for war crimes. Maybe THAT would get their attention.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

True Source Of The Cold War

From the Philosophy of Metrics website:

Back on September 30, 2015 I published a piece titled "The Bretton Woods Origin of the Cold War". In the article we reviewed how Harry Dexter White, the American leading the Bretton Woods negotiations in 1944, used counter-espionage tactics to trick the British and Soviets, along with other allied nations, into accepting the use of the USD as the international reserve currency.

British economist John Maynard Keynes and the Soviets were expecting to be using a true international currency called bancor as the unit of account in the new international monetary framework. The British were tricked into signing the agreement but the Soviets caught the play and refused to sign, which set off the tension which eventually evolved into the Cold War.

Source - https://philosophyofmetrics.com/democrats-against-the-international-banking-interests/

You guessed it - the first Cold War started because of the US desire for world domination.

And not surprisingly, the second Cold War has its roots in the very same thing.

The Russians became a "threat" because they foolishly demanded (and still do) to be treated as equals, which the US will never do.