Saturday, October 21, 2017

Best Las Vegas Shooting Quote ???

"What we are being asked to believe happened is so utterly unlikely that it deserves to be dismissed out of hand, along with everyone who dares to insult our intelligence in this manner.

"In the end, only one question remains: How gullible are you?"
Dmitry Orlov

Source - http://cluborlov.blogspot.ca/2017/10/the-limits-of-gullibility.html

If you read all of Orlov's essay, you may get the impression he thinks the whole thing was a hoax. I do not - there WAS a shooting, people DID die, hundreds WERE wounded, and the only real questions are "who did it?" and "why?"

As to why all these witnesses described things in the same manner, I would posit that it's because they all watch the same TV shows and movies which plant the same images and phrases into everyone's head. The "entertainment" industry controls both our morality AND our language, so I would put the blame (if that's the best way to describe it) at their door.

What Every US State Does Best


Keeping Them Out

In the 1990s, San Francisco removed all of the benches from Civic Center Plaza. In 2001, all remaining seating in nearby United Nations Plaza was removed in the middle of the night. Over the years, public seating has been removed from virtually the entire city. While this anti-homelessness strategy has given way a little with the emergence of the city’s many parklets, it’s still in full effect.

Decades after the full-scale seating removal in Civic Center Plaza, there is still nary a bench. Unfortunately, you cannot say the same for the number of unhoused who congregate there.

Civic Center Plaza, like so many urban plazas everywhere, gives the appearance of public space while simultaneously restricting access to it.

You can read the rest @
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/20/opinion/designing-inclusive-cities.html

It seems to me that US cities are designed for the benefit of taxpayers. And for some reason, most taxpayers don't want to be around homeless people.

I don't see that changing, unless some catastrophe brings us all together. Then we'll let the homeless in, mainly because most of them will be former taxpayers who will demand the services they believe they paid for.

Face it - our society benefits the few, who don't give a damn about the many. How then could ANYONE ever think this was a "Christian" nation (with the possible exception of Joel Osteen and his ilk, who don't seem to know what Christianity really is)?

Some Encouraging News

Here is the story of an 11 year old girl's astonishing invention:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/20/559071028/troubled-by-flint-water-crisis-11-year-old-girl-invents-lead-detecting-device

WOW !!! There really are some smart kids out there.

Israeli Extortion In Texas ???

Now this is odd:

The city of Dickinson, Texas is accepting applications for aid for victims of Hurricane Harvey, but is raising eyebrows with the text of their application form, which compels all applicants to swear they are not boycotting Israel, and will not boycott Israel for the duration of the aid deal.

You can read the rest @
http://news.antiwar.com/2017/10/20/to-get-hurricane-aid-dickinson-tx-residents-must-swear-they-wont-boycott-israel/

I've got a better idea - stop sending our money to Israel and use it instead to benefit US citizens in need. Or is calling some of us "citizens" against the law, too?

Idiocy At NPR ???

This morning I heard someone at my local NPR affiliate state that the nationalist movement in Catalonia, the vote for Brexit, etc. were examples of "isolationism".

That is BS.

What they do represent is a push back against the SOCIOCIDE being conducted by the globalists.

People want to determine their own identity and their own future. They don't want Facebook, Google, and the rest of the military-industrial-banking-information complex constantly meddling in their lives and telling them what they can and cannot do.

All peoples have the right to self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.

Source - http://www.unpo.org/article/4957

I wholeheartedly endorse that right, and I wish we had it here in the USA.

And stop calling it "isolationism".

Friday, October 20, 2017

Bigotry In The News ???

"Bigotry seems emboldened," Bush said in New York at a forum put on by the George W. Bush Institute. "Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication."

You can read the rest @
http://www.npr.org/2017/10/19/558788556/george-w-bush-slams-bigotry-politics-of-populism-that-led-to-trump-sanders

W-H-A-T ??? He's joking, right?

If you recall, the following occurred during W's administration:

  • outright fabrication of claims about Iraq's WMDs
  • conspiracy theories that Osama bin Laden had attacked us
  • an invasion of Afghanistan based on a pack of lies
  • an invasion of Iraq based on a pack of lies
  • a "war on terror" which appears to be based more on bigotry toward Muslims than on any actual threat to the United States

If all an idiot like W needs to do to be believed is to diss on Trump, then we really have no political process. It's just a bunch of dumbasses trading insults.