Friday, July 31, 2015

A Perfect Example Of Right vs. Wrong

US forces cleared kayakers out of the way and cut the cables connecting suspended climbers, making space for the government-escorted Shell oil rig to move through and continue on to the Arctic to begin the fossil fuel extraction process.

You can read the rest @
http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-forces-succeed-in-clearing-peaceful-environmental-activists-escorting-shell-rig-through-and-sending-on-to-arctic/5466147

We The People know that oil companies are destroying this planet.

The US government, on the other hand, works hand in hand with oil companies and even protects them from We The People.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, THIS IS THE WORKING DEFINITION OF FASCISM.

You can read about THAT here:

http://sainthoward.blogspot.com/2015/07/is-donald-trump-fascist.html

I can think of no better example of right vs. wrong ... but do you know which side is which?

Did UBS Bribe Hillary ???

A lengthy report in the Wall Street Journal Thursday details Hillary Clinton’s actions while US secretary of state, on behalf of the Swiss banking giant UBS. The bank reciprocated by means of large contributions to the Clinton Foundation and a fat paycheck for Bill Clinton to participate in a question-and-answer session with UBS executives.

The article examines the type of exchange of services for cash payment that is standard operating procedure for capitalist politicians and their corporate masters worldwide. The only unusual aspect of the transactions is the detailed record, supplied in part thanks to the publication of US State Department cables from Switzerland by the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks.

In 2008, an American employee of the bank, working in Switzerland, revealed that UBS had thousands of US customers who had opened accounts to avoid paying US taxes. The bank signed a consent agreement in 2009, agreeing to pay a $780 million fine and give the names of 250 account holders. But the IRS was pressing for a broader disclosure—the names of US citizens who held 52,000 numbered accounts worth an estimated $18 billion.

At Clinton’s first meeting with her Swiss counterpart, Micheline Calmy-Rey, there was a list of pressing issues, several relating to Iran, where the Swiss embassy has represented US interests since 1979. The Obama administration wanted Switzerland to accept some Guantanamo detainees, to curtail business by a Swiss-based energy company in Iran, and to intervene on behalf of a US journalist detained in Iran. The Swiss government, serving as the political agent of the Swiss banks, wanted to curb the forced disclosure of information by UBS.

A deal was worked out. In return for Swiss action on its concerns, the US government agreed to a legal settlement with UBS that limited disclosure to information on 4,450 accounts, less than 10 percent of the 52,000 sought by the IRS.

It was at this point that the arrangement moved beyond the routine horse-trading between capitalist governments, into direct financial kickbacks. UBS began to step up its donations to the Clinton Foundation, from less than $60,000 through 2008 to more than $600,000 in total by the end of 2014.

You can read the rest @
http://www.globalresearch.ca/hillary-clinton-and-secret-swiss-bank-accounts/5466077

If this were a government of, by, and for the people, such apparent bribery would be discovered, stopped, and punished. But clearly it is no such thing.

Yes, President Carter, the US is an oligarchy with unlimited political bribery. It's becoming a fascist dictatorship, as well.

Dear We The People: do you really want ANOTHER President who will spit in your face in so brazen a manner?

US Is An Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery

So says former President Jimmy Carter:

Former president Jimmy Carter said Tuesday on the nationally syndicated radio show the Thom Hartmann Program that the United States is now an “oligarchy” in which “unlimited political bribery” has created “a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors.” Both Democrats and Republicans, Carter said, “look upon this unlimited money as a great benefit to themselves.”


https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/07/30/jimmy-carter-u-s-oligarchy-unlimited-political-bribery/


This may be the most honest statement you will hear from any US politician this political cycle.


I recommend we put Jimmy Carter in charge of our Israeli policy. He's the only one for a long time who has been willing to stand up to their thefts, murders, war crimes, and apartheid policies.


Maybe he could be our "Secretary of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction".


Update: Here is the same basic claim from another angle:

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/08/wealthy-donors-and-gusher-of-cash-change-2016-race-120894.html

Chinese Factory Run By Robots

The gravest fear that has rippled through humanity from the technology industry is that, someday, almost all of our jobs will be replaced by robots.

While that fear is often laughed off as something that will only happen far into the future, the truth is that it's actually happening right now.

In Dongguan City, located in the central Guangdong province of China, a technology company has set up a factory run almost exclusively by robots, and the results are fascinating.

The Changying Precision Technology Company factory in Dongguan has automated production lines that use robotic arms to produce parts for cell phones. The factory also has automated machining equipment, autonomous transport trucks, and other automated equipment in the warehouse.

There are still people working at the factory, though. Three workers check and monitor each production line and there are other employees who monitor a computer control systems. Previously, there were 650 employees at the factory. With the new robots, there's now only 60. Luo Weiqiang, general manager of the company, told the People's Daily that the number of employees could drop even further to 20 in the future.

The robots have produced almost three times as many pieces as were produced before. According to the People's Daily, production per person has increased from 8,000 pieces to 21,000 pieces. That's a 162.5% increase.

The increased production rate hasn't come at the cost of quality either. In fact, quality has improved. Before the robots, the product defect rate was 25%, now it is below 5%.

You can read the rest @
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/chinese-factory-replaces-90-of-humans-with-robots-production-soars/

Once again I ask the question: what will humans do to earn a living once robots take all of our jobs?

Maybe we should all watch the movie Soylent Green again.

We Are Supporting Baby Killers

Why are we continuing to support Israeli settlers and paying for their illegal settlements?

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/7/31/palestinian-baby-burned-to-death-in-settler-attack.html


Only someone who does not believe in G-d could do such a thing.


Update: PM NetanYahoo says he is "shocked and outraged":


http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Netanyahu-shocked-and-outraged-after-visiting-hospital-bedside-of-Palestinian-burn-victim-410766


That's somewhat difficult to believe, considering that his rhetoric is responsible at least in part for whipping the settlers into a frenzy of imaginary retribution against the Palestinian people.


Dear USA: You ought to see yourself in this horrible act. This is what your "settlers" did to the American Indians. But apparently you learned nothing from the experience except how to turn the other way.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Is Donald Trump A Fascist ???

That's the claim made by this bizarre report:

http://www.salon.com/2015/07/25/donald_trump_is_an_actual_fascist_what_his_surging_popularity_says_about_the_gop_base/

What is fascism? Benito Mussolini, one of the world's premier fascists, is said to have given the following definition:

“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.”

Our current President, Obama ad-Dajjal, by supporting TPP, TTIP, and TISA, is working feverishly to turn the US into an openly fascist state. One of the alleged front-runners in the race to follow him into the White House, Hillary (Tricky Dick) Rodham, appears to be so beholden to corporate interests that it's almost impossible to think about her as being anything BUT a fascist.

The author(s) of the Salon report can't really be this stupid, can they? Do they not know that no US President will ever again be elected unless they have the backing of the fascist deep state?

Hillary Mishandled Classified Documents

The classified emails stored on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server contained information from five U.S. intelligence agencies and included material related to the fatal 2012 Benghazi attacks, McClatchy has learned.

Of the five classified emails, the one known to be connected to Benghazi was among 296 emails made public in May by the State Department. Intelligence community officials have determined it was improperly released.


Revelations about the emails have put Clinton in the crosshairs of a broadening inquiry into whether she or her aides mishandled classified information when she used a private server set up at her New York home to conduct official State Department business.


While campaigning for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, Clinton has repeatedly denied she ever sent or received classified information. Two inspectors general have indicated that five emails they have reviewed were not marked classified at the time they were stored on her private server but that the contents were in fact “secret.”


You can read the rest @

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/article29519419.html

Just like her so-called "husband", she appears to have put personal interest above national security.


She is not worthy to be President or to hold any public office of trust.


Update: Her mishandling of classified documents may have resulted in the worst security mess since the Jonathan Pollard disaster:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jul/30/hillary-clinton-emails-us-intelligence-preparing-m/

When Pollard is paroled, perhaps Hillary can be imprisoned in his old jail cell.

Finally - An Expert On Conspiracy Theories

Here is the blog of a man who wrote his doctoral dissertation on conspiracy theories:

http://all-embracing.episto.org/

And here is a link to his dissertation:

https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/handle/2292/17107

So there's really something there after all.

I haven't finished it yet, but I will.

Why The Sudden Interest In Litvinenko ???

An unknown number of Londoners might have been put at risk by the 2006 poisoning of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko with a radioactive isotope, which amounted to "a nuclear attack on the streets" of the British capital, an inquiry heard on Thursday.

Kremlin critic Litvinenko died weeks after drinking green tea laced with polonium-210 at London's plush Millennium hotel. From his deathbed he accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of ordering his killing but the Kremlin has always denied any role.

"We will never know how dangerous the exposure of polonium to the public at large will be and what long term effects will be visited upon Londoners," Richard Horwell, the lawyer acting for London police, said in closing remarks to a British public inquiry into the death.

"Anyone who arranges for polonium-210 to be brought into a city center does so without any regard for human life. Mr Emmerson (the lawyer representing Litvinenko's widow Marina) has said … this was a nuclear attack on the streets of London. That comment is justified."

You can read the rest @
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/impact-of-litvinenko-poisoning-equal-to-nuclear-attack--inquiry/526504.html

This poisoning occurred nine years ago. Why the sudden interest? All in support of the new "cold war" on Russia?

And why did a similar investigation of the poisoning of Yasser Arafat fall through the cracks? All because no one has the balls to accuse the Israelis of murder?

By the way, Litvinenko's claims that FSB was behind the bombings in Russia lent credence to similar claims about 9/11. For this reason the US also had motive (and the means) to kill him in this manner.

Did NSA Lie About 9/11 ???

In a recent piece published by Foreign Policy Bamford examines a phone call to a clandestine operations center run by Osama bin Laden in Yemen during March of 2000. The phone call was dialed by one of the 9/11 hijackers, Khalid al-Mihdhar, from his apartment in San Diego. In fact, there were a number of such phone calls made by 9/11 hijackers living in San Diego. Why didn’t our security services immediately launch investigations?

According to then Director of the NSA, Michael Hayden, the NSA was unable to determine the geographic origin of these calls despite the fact that the phone line in Yemen (967-1-200-578) was under intense scrutiny by NSA. The Yemen number was tracked using a form of surveillance known as “cast-iron” coverage where dedicated resources were allocated to continuously monitor the line 24/7.


Years later, in 2014, Hayden claimed that technical difficulties prevented exact geolocation. By the way, this is the same justification that he relied on post-9/11 to help institute the bulk collection program for phone metadata. Haydentold interviewers from Frontline:

  • Two guys, Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar, living in San Diego… come to the United States, call home, call Yemen, call a safe house in Yemen seven times. We intercepted every one of the calls, right?
  • Nothing in the physics of the intercept, nothing in the content of the call told us they were in San Diego. If we’d have had the metadata program, OK, if we’d have had that basket of stuff and that phone number of that safe house in Yemen, which we knew, and we would have walked up to that metadata and said, ‘Hey, any of you guys talked to this number in Yemen?,’ those numbers in San Diego would have popped up.

James Bamford, himself a former NSA whistleblower, digs into Hayden’s assertions. Leveraging the technical expertise of former NSA insiders he unearths an unsettling find. The narrative spun by Hayden is “an absolute lie.” The NSA knew damn well that these calls were coming from San Diego. According to former NSA senior executive Thomas Drake:

  • Every number that comes into that switchboard, if you’re cast-iron coverage on that switchboard, you know exactly what that number is and where it comes from.… You know exactly—otherwise it can’t get there.

Former NSA senior analyst Kirk Wiebe expounds on Drake’s counterpoint, noting that telephone communiques are bundled with the bits of information necessary to bill the correct phone company:

  • You know the phone numbers involved, who’s making the phone call, and who it’s going to because the billing system has to have that metadata to charge you.

So Drake, Wiebe, and other NSA veterans charge that Hayden is full of [shit]. That the NSA was aware of terrorists in San Diego phoning home to Yemen. This raises some important questions. For example, how on earth could an intelligence agency with billions in resources neglect to follow up on these calls? From people whom they knew to be associated with bin Laden? How could internal security services not request court authorization for wiretaps and launch an inquiry? It’s a given that any investigator worth their salt would’ve linked and correlated the San Diego callers to other 9/11 terrorists in the United States and almost certainly put a halt to the operation.


You can read the rest @

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-official-911-cover-up-nsa-director-general-hayden-told-a-lie-and-its-a-whopper/5465812

A similar conclusion was reached in Disconnecting The Dots by Kevin Fenton. The government knew what was going on but appears to have shielded the conspirators to allow their nefarious plans to come to fruition.


By the way, if NSA is going to ignore metadata from terrorist communications, why do they need to collect OUR metadata?

Affirmatively Destroying America’s Neighborhoods

Here is a must-read essay by Bob Livingston:

Few of us understand patient gradualism. We live and have our being within a few years and mostly in an unconscious automated state of mind.

But people in power are long-term planners. They absolutely understand human nature and how to channel it to the evolution and refinement of the authoritarian state.

Authoritarianism is based on long-term planning. Authoritarianism is a philosophy of collectivism. Some call it democracy. Some call it communism. Some call it fascism. Some call it National Socialism. But whatever you call it, it is all collectivism or authoritarianism; and in its ultimate form it is globalism.

The goal is perfect docility and perfect harmony with authoritarianism (economic, social and spiritual). Until the people accept collectivism under some pretext, they are not docile and completely subdued. Once they do, rebellion and confrontation are impossible. This is the ultimate goal of the globalists, and the American system is nearing this state.

As I told you last week in “Why is the war on the Confederacy still going on today?,” the dismantling of the middle class has become the appointed, full-time task of the largest government alphabet soup agencies and Wall Street on behalf of globalism. The purpose behind this is that if those big middle-class producers and consumers can be decimated once and for all, then they can join the ranks of low-wage workers and more readily accept government largess and, thereby, become “hooked” on collectivism.

Collectivism is a certain means of social, economic and religious control. Politicians regularly espouse individualism, human liberty and democracy at the same time. Impossible! Individualism and human liberty are opposite to democracy and any other form of collectivism. The collectivist mentality or the mass collective mind is the spirit of the New World Order.

But something is standing in the way. Despite the years of indoctrination through the public (non)education system and mass programming by the national propaganda media and public (i.e., government) policy, rural Middle and Southern middle-class Americans — the “Red States” of “flyover country” — continue to resist the globalists’ dreams of a socialist/Marxist “utopia” and egalitarianism. That’s because they are, by and large, more independent and more self-reliant and also demand equitable reward for their labor and product, placing them in competition for resources and goods with the global elite.

Efforts to remove this obstacle are behind the current war on the middle class and individual liberty and the spirit of individualism through the attempts to whitewash Southern culture from existence and distort the true nature of the Confederate cause by casting it and Confederate symbols as racist and treasonous. The bigoted elites in the District of Criminals and pointy-headed “thinkers” in the prestigious institutes of learning continually promulgate the meme that whites — rural whites in particular and Southern whites specifically — are backward, racist buffoons riding in trucks looking for blacks to lynch while ridiculously clinging to their guns and religion.

The purpose is to stir up racial animosity and manipulate the people against one another. Manipulating minorities who are naturally drawn to socialism is basic political strategy to cover government crime and justify government politics and plunder.

The principle of government is that political power is maximized by forcibly leveling every individual to the same status of conformity, collectivism, egalitarianism and serfdom.

The truth goes deeper. Because of perceived social, cultural, racial and psychic inferiority, minorities desire to parasite on government force and socialism to subvert those they envy and wish to imitate. (This includes all so-called minority groups, not just racial minorities.)

Last summer, there was an invasion of illegals from Central and South America stemming from the immigration policies and statements of President Barack Obama. Over the ensuing months, the Obama regime shipped those illegals into communities and cities across the country and immediately began efforts to grant them some sort of legal status in order to ultimately provide them with voting rights in a back-door effort to change the local demographics and, therefore, the voting outcomes in these communities from a conservative bent to one more socialistic.

Third World immigrants are attracted to cradle-to-grave nanny state socialism because it is what they know and all they have known. They are also more accepting of gun control and the police state. They have no understanding of or experience with individual liberty or the concept of natural rights.

Gaining voting “rights” for non-citizens is the main driver of the federal opposition to voter ID laws.

The Obama regime attempted but failed with a mass social re-engineering scheme in 2010. That effort, fueled by corruptocrat Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), sought to fulfill the United Nation’s Agenda 21 plan, adopted at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 and signed onto by “New World Order” President George H.W. Bush.

Using a typical government “carrot-and-stick” policy, the bill sought to award or deny grants from the federal treasury to cities based on their compliance with amending or passing zoning laws to restrict housing in rural areas and force the residents into city centers.

The stick, in addition to denial of the funds, would be bad publicity generated by “Green” organizations working on behalf of the federal government criticizing local government officials for turning down free money and neglecting so-called “Green” initiatives.

Now comes Obama’s speciously titled Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing edicts from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This extra-constitutional rule change has been in the works for more than two years, but has been largely glossed over by the MSM. It seeks to do the reverse of the Dodd bill. That is, rather than drive the suburbanites into the cities, it seeks to move inner-city minorities into the suburbs.

The AFFH will have the federal government imposing preferred racial and ethnic composition on neighborhoods in exchange for federal funds provided or denied. It will change zoning laws, require a certain amount of government-subsidized housing in rural areas in order to achieve “racial balance,” control transportation and business development and remove the authority of state and local governments in the areas of zoning, transportation and education.

As National Review’s Stanley Kurtz writes:

Fundamentally, AFFH is an attempt to achieve economic integration. Race and ethnicity are being used as proxies for class, since these are the only hooks for social engineering provided by the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Like AFFH itself, today’s Washington Post piece blurs the distinction between race and class, conflating the persistence of “concentrated poverty” with housing discrimination by race. Not being able to afford a freestanding house in a bedroom suburb is no proof of racial discrimination. Erstwhile urbanites have been moving to rustic and spacious suburbs since Cicero built his villa outside Rome. Even in a monoracial and mono-ethnic world, suburbanites would zone to set limits on dense development. Emily Badger’s piece in today’s Washington Post focuses on race, but the real story of AFFH is the attempt to force integration by class, to densify development in American suburbs and cities, and to undo America’s system of local government and replace it with a “regional” alternative that turns suburbs into helpless satellites of large cities. Once HUD gets its hooks into a municipality, no policy area is safe. Zoning, transportation, education, all of it risks slipping into the control of the federal government and the new, unelected regional bodies the feds will empower. Over time, AFFH could spell the end of the local democracy that Alexis de Tocqueville rightly saw as the foundation of America’s liberty and distinctiveness.

To accomplish its goals, HUD will dig into the racial balance ZIP code by ZIP code looking for areas of segregation, with the segregation threshold being nonwhite populations of 50 percent or more. Federally funded cities deemed overly segregated will be pressured to change their zoning laws to allow construction of more subsidized housing in affluent areas in the suburbs and relocate inner-city minorities to those predominantly white areas. HUD’s maps, which use dots to show the racial distribution or density in residential areas, will be used to select affordable-housing sites, according to the New York Post.

To employ this policy, the federal government has undertaken a massive Orwellian-style data collection initiative, prying into the medical records, credit card purchases, mortgage business records, IRS filings, employment records, educational records and local government policy initiatives searching for racial “inequalities” for the Justice Department to prosecute.

The only way to resist this tyranny is for local governments to eschew all federal monies including Community Development Block Grants going forward. Of course, local residents always pressure their community leaders to accept government monies under the auspices that they have paid their “taxes” and want a return on their “investment.” But once the Feds get their hooks into the local community through the distribution of money from the federal treasury, they can exert total control over local government’s functions regarding housing, zoning and regulations far more than they do already.

The globalist agenda is the most comprehensive program for world fascism and world collectivism ever conceived. Its basis is esoteric deception, as carried out pragmatically by mass politics, international mass banking and the mass media. It operates as a whole — as an organism. Today’s democratic globalists make the communists and the Nazis look like amateur totalitarians.

[Reprinted from http://personalliberty.com/affirmatively-destroying-americas-neighborhoods-in-the-war-on-suburbia/]

Afghanistan Still Leads The World ...

... in the illicit opium trade, of course.


You can read all about it @

And, of course, we lead the world in the consumption of the end product, heroin.

USA !!! USA !!! USA !!!

We The People Don't Count For Shit

US Constitution, First Amendment
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

You cannot freely exercise your religion, unless you worship the state.

You can speak, but the government will not listen.

You can assemble, but the police will pepper spray you.

And your petitions will be ignored:

The Obama White House has rebuffed a petition signed by almost 168,000 people demanding “a full, free, and absolute pardon” for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The petition on whitehouse.gov had surpassed the 100,000 signatures required by the White House for a response in June 2013, over two years ago. It declared “Edward Snowden is a national hero and should immediately be issued a full, free, and absolute pardon for any crimes he has committed or may have committed related to blowing the whistle on secret NSA surveillance programs.”

The Obama administration studiously ignored the petition, which collected 100,000 signatures in only 15 days. While it was stalling for two years, another 68,000 people added their support.

You can read the rest @
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/snow-j30-j30.html

We The People don't count for shit any more. This is NOT "our" government. According to Obama ad-Dajjal, we're just "extremists" whom he must defeat.

Still Threatening Iran

Once again seeking to reassure the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Iran deal won’t get in the way of a potential US attack on Iran, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter today insisted the deal provides “no limits” to US attacks, and that the US has such a “robust” amount of military force in the area they can hit anywhere in Iran at any time.

Carter has repeatedly talked up the idea of the US following on to the nuclear deal with a unilateral military strike on Iran for some unspecified reason, and presented the notion multiple times in the week after the deal’s announcement, during which he visited Israel and sought to assure them that war as still in the works.

You can read the rest @
http://news.antiwar.com/2015/07/29/defense-secretary-deal-imposes-no-limits-on-us-attacking-iran/

Why bother dealing with the US when you'll be attacked anyway?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The New McCarthy ???

Ted Cruz is one of my Senators, but that doesn't mean I like everything he says. He's starting to remind me of Senator Joe McCarthy.



Senator, you have done enough. Have you no sense of decency?

Is Bill And Hillary's Marriage Fake ???

[Author Ronald Kessler] reports some very scandalous stories in the book, including allegations of former President Clinton carrying out liaisons with another women when his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is not around.

“He has a blonde, busty mistress, and she’s been code named Energizer by agents. This is unofficially, but that is what they call her … She comes in to the Chappaqua [NY] home whenever Hillary leaves. The details coordinate to make sure they don’t cross paths. She, unlike Hillary, is very nice to the agents. She’ll bring cookies.”

Kessler also contends the Clinton’s relationship is only based on their desire to return to the White House in 2016.

“Agents say that it’s a business relationship. It’s not a marriage at all. It’s a total fake, like everything else about Hillary. It’s just a big show and a scam.”

You can read the rest @
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2015/07/29/author-on-bill-clinton-he-has-a-blonde-busty-mistress/

I have felt for some time that their "marriage" is fake. That's why I have been calling her "Hillary Rodham (a.k.a. Clinton to some of you)".

So, who is Hillary's "energizer"?

Another Police Induced Death

A mother of eight (!) died in a holding cell "after allegedly stealing a small item from a drug store" (actually a restaurant supply store):

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/07/28/ny-mother-dies-holding-cell/30803005/


This is the value of a human life in the US - the cost of "a small item", possibly produced for one dollar or less.


We really taught her a lesson, didn't we?


Are we so fixated on "law & order" that we're willing to tolerate this kind of crap, again and again?

This is a screwed up country and a depraved justice (sic) system.

US Is The Sick Man Of The Global Economy

The chief economist of Bremer Landesbank, Folker Hellmeyer, calls for the emancipation of Europe from the United States. The US government attempts to destabize the euro zone on the principle of "divide and rule". The figures speak for themselves. The level of consumption on credit in the US is not sustainable and has already put the USA on a crash course. The much maligned euro zone has a much better economy. Europe should therefore be oriented towards China and Russia.

You can read the rest @

http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/07/29/top-oekonom-die-usa-sind-der-kranke-mann-der-weltwirtschaft/ [translation required]

Finally ... someone in Europe talking common sense. What the US is doing benefits no one except the oligarchs, bankgangsters, corporations, and their accomplices in the one percent. How can Europe continue to pursue a course which is detrimental to its own well being?

From Democracy To National Security State In Five Easy Steps

There seems to be a formula for a superpower’s intent to dominate the world: massive surveillance + use of military might in foreign wars and domestic control of citizens (e.g. armored cops; packed prisons, etc.) + control of each method by elites for their own interests = international and domestic dominance by fear and force. Domestically this is called the National Security State. It is a state which is now in place in the U.S. government.

The National Security State is a state that has the following characteristics (from Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, Brave New World Order; Gary Wills, Bomb Power; and Andrew Bacevich, Washington Rules):

1) It is fixated on alleged foreign enemies and the “threat” they pose to the homeland.

2) It uses the “threat” for the justification of any military solutions to “pacifying” those enemies.

3) It maintains political and economic power not primarily in the people, but in the military (and defense contractors).

4) It uses propaganda methods to narrow the parameters of political debate and to put fear in the populace regarding perceived state enemies (e.g. the Truman Doctrine speech of 1947: “Totalitarian regimes” anywhere in the world “undermine … the security of the United States”).

5) It uses many appeals to “national security” as a rationale for its drive toward more expansive hegemony.

You can (and should) read about how the formula works here:
http://www.globalresearch.ca/americas-transition-from-a-democracy-to-a-national-security-state-in-five-easy-steps/5465206

Alternatively, just look out your window and watch how it works in your neighborhood.

Q: Why is the threat which corporations pose to the National Security State not being dealt with?

A: Because corporations ARE the state.

How's Our War In Afghanistan Going ???

The Kabul government is preparing for a big advance in northern Afghanistan.

National Security Forces have been involved in intense clashes with the Taliban in 7 provinces.


At the moment security forces have gained round only in Faryab province. The Taliban has now started a new offensive in the Badakhshan province by taking control of the “Kala” military base, seizing several checkpoints and capturing 100 pro-government fighters. Islamic State has also participated in clashes at the Afghanistan-Turkmenistan border.



You can read the details here:
http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-afghanistan-map-of-war/5465309

UC - The Willie Lynchs Of Gender

The University of California admissions department has updated its applications to reflect alternative genders. However, the school has not simply added “transgender” or a third option. Instead, it has added six gender identity categories.

Students will now be able to select one of the following:
1. male
2. female
3. trans male/trans male
4. trans female/trans woman
5. gender queer/gender non-conforming
6. “different identity” to describe their “gender identity.”

You can read the rest @
http://jonathanturley.org/2015/07/29/university-of-california-gives-students-six-gender-identity-categories/

If the goal were to achieve "equality", students would not have to put themselves into ANY such categories.

But the goal rather is to DIVIDE US to make us easier to manipulate and control.

And it's working just fine.

By the way, was this crap Janet Napolitano's idea?

The Murder Of James McIntyre

In case you thought our northern neighbors were still nice people, check out these two links:

http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2015/07/anonymous-rattles-canada-with-release.html

... and its embedded video:

https://vimeo.com/134671981

The virus which began with 9/11 has metastasized into a cancer which threatens to infect the entire world.

AND WE ARE RESPONSIBLE.

Are the profits of oilmen really all THAT important to We The People, that we should tolerate such a thing?

Is Mullah Omar Dead ???

Afghanistan said on Wednesday it was investigating reports of the death of Mullah Omar, leader of the Taliban movement behind an escalating insurgency against the government in Kabul.

The announcement came a day or so before a second round of peace talks had been tentatively scheduled, and uncertainty over the fate of the elusive Omar could deepen Taliban divisions over whether to pursue negotiations and who should replace him.


Omar, who would be in his mid-50s, has not been seen in public since fleeing when the Taliban was toppled from power by a U.S.-led coalition in 2001, and there has been speculation for years among militant circles that he was either incapacitated or had died.


You can read the rest @

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/29/us-afghanistan-taliban-idUSKCN0Q312X20150729

I have written about Mullah Omar before, in this post which is well worth rereading:


http://sainthoward.blogspot.com/2012/11/is-obama-antichrist-pastor-in-texas.html


And I said the following about his eventual death in my novella No More Patriots:


Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull were killed in cowardly fashion during separate scuffles while being taken into custody. Both were unarmed at the time of their deaths. Osama bin Laden was murdered during a nighttime raid on his home by US Special Forces, and his body was allegedly ignominiously dumped in the ocean. The available evidence suggests that he was unarmed at the time of his death and that the only shots fired that night were from US forces. I have no doubt that Mullah Omar will someday meet a similar fate. Anyone who beats the United States in even a single action, fairly or otherwise, can expect to be murdered in return.


http://www.amazon.com/No-More-Patriots-Howard-Uhal-ebook/dp/B00X2SU5Q6/


Update: I guess he really is dead:

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/7/30/afghan-taliban-not-aware-of-peace-talks.html

How did he die? Natural causes? Disease? Lead poisoning (a.k.a. gunshot)?

Turkey Hates The Kurds - Period

Turkey on Tuesday launched its heaviest assault on Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq since commencing its airstrike campaign against the group last week. The overnight assault started shortly after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Turkey-Kurd peace process had become impossible.

The strikes hit six Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets, including shelters and arms depots near the group's mountainous stronghold in Qandil, according to a statement from Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's office.

You can read the rest @
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/7/29/turkey-launches-heaviest-assault-yet-on-pkk.html

This is the same nation which still denies it massacred the Armenians.

Why is the US once again supporting ethnic cleansing?

What Do Tom Brady and Hillary Rodham Have In Common ???

They both appear to have cheated, lied, and destroyed evidence.

Both have the attitude that "I did nothing wrong".


And they both have a lot of fans who are willing to overlook their apparent crimes.


Cheating is wrong.


Lying is wrong.


Destroying evidence (a.k.a. obstruction of justice) is wrong.


Anyone who doesn't understand this should be barred from voting.


And as far as I am concerned, Brady should be banned from professional sports for life.


Update: Here is a similar comparison from Maureen Dowd in The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/02/opinion/sunday/maureen-dowd-joe-biden-in-2016-what-would-beau-do.html

What would Beau do? I don't think Biden is a viable candidate, but perhaps the circus over at the RNC can work to his advantage.

After all, we're almost to the point where it's "anyone but Hillary or The Donald".

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Big Game Hunting Is Stupid

And as far as I am concerned, this proves it:

http://news.yahoo.com/american-dentist-killed-zimbabwe-famous-lion-192723625.html

Some day robots will hunt us for sport. Maybe then we'll know how it feels.

Hillary - The Smoking Gun

There is a two-month gap in Hillary Clinton’s emails that coincides with violence in Libya and the employment status of a top Clinton aide, Huma Abedin.

Among the approximately 2,000 emails that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has released from her private account, there is a conspicuous two-month gap. There are no emails between Clinton and her State Department staff during May and June 2012, a period of escalating violence in Libya leading up to the September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that left four Americans dead.

You can read the rest @
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/28/the-missing-hillary-emails-no-one-can-explain.html


Hillary is Nixon in a pants suit. Maybe she can blame this on Rose Mary Woods:

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

Why Did Hillary Help Overthrow Honduran President Zelaya ???

In Honduras, as many as 25,000 people marched Friday demanding the resignation of Honduran President Juan Orlando HernĂ¡ndez. The protests come six years after a coup ousted Honduras's democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya. In an exclusive interview, Zelaya talks about the new protest movement, the fallout from the 2009 coup, and Hillary Clinton's role in his ouster. "On the one hand, [the Obama administration] condemned the coup, but on the other hand, they were negotiating with the leaders of the coup," Zelaya said. "And Secretary Clinton lent herself to that, maintaining that ambiguity of U.S. policy to Honduras, which has resulted in a process of distrust and instability of Latin American governments in relation to U.S. foreign policies." While the United States publicly supported Zelaya's return to power, newly released emails show Clinton was attempting to set up a back channel of communication with Roberto Micheletti, who was installed as Honduran president after the coup.

You can read the rest @

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/32098-clinton-and-the-coup-amid-protests-in-honduras-ex-president-on-hillary-s-role-in-his-2009-ouster

Q: Why would Hillary support the overthrow of a democracy in Honduras, yet support democracy here in the US?


A: Hillary is against ALL democracies, no matter where they may be. She is beholden to oligarchs, bankgangsters, corporations, and their collaborators in the one percent. All they want is stability (i.e., a license to plunder and kill and the ability to enjoy the fruits of their crimes). They don't want any stinking "democracy" that gets in their way.


Her apparent participation in the US "electoral process" is just a poorly tolerated inconvenience to her as she attempts to ascend to the throne of power and privilege, where she can continue to loot and kill with impunity.

Hedge Funds Are A Danger To Humanity

Billionaire hedge fund managers have called on Puerto Rico to lay off teachers and close schools so that the island can pay them back the billions it owes.

The hedge funds called for Puerto Rico to avoid financial default – and repay its debts – by collecting more taxes, selling $4bn worth of public buildings and drastically cutting public spending, particularly on education.

The group of 34 hedge funds hired former International Monetary Fund (IMF) economists to come up with a solution to Puerto Rico’s debt crisis after the island’s governor declared its $72bn debt “unpayable” – paving the way for bankruptcy.

The funds are “distressed debt” specialists, also known as vulture funds, and several have also sought to make money out of crises in Greece and Argentina, the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the near collapse of Co-op Bank in the UK.

The report, entitled For Puerto Rico, There is a Better Way, said Puerto Rico could save itself from default if it improves tax collection and drastically cuts back on public spending.

You can read the rest @
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/28/hedge-funds-puerto-rico-close-schools-fire-teachers-pay-us-back

Clearly the powers that be (the money bags) believe their wealth is more important that the welfare of We The People. This creates a clear and present danger both to our nation and to humanity itself.

THIS MUST BE DEALT WITH IN A MANNER WHICH PUTS THE PEOPLE'S NEEDS ABOVE THE OLIGARCHS' WANTS.

There should be no more Nobel Prizes in Economics until this problem is solved.

Hillary The Climate Hypocrite

Just hours after Hillary Clinton unveiled her presidential campaign's push to solve global warming through an aggressive carbon-cutting plan, she sauntered up the steps of a 19-seat private jet in Des Moines, Iowa.

The aircraft, a Dassault model Falcon 900B, burns 347 gallons of fuel per hour. And like all Dassault business jets, Hillary's ride was made in France. 


The Trump-esque transportation costs $5,850 per hour to rent, according to the website of Executive Fliteways, the company that owns it.


And she has used the same plane before, including on at least one trip for speeches that brought her $500,000 in fees.


You can read the rest @

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3176630/Video-shows-Hillary-Clinton-boarding-private-jet-just-hours-launching-global-warming-push-s-using-FRENCH-aircraft-burns-347-gallons-fuel-hour.html

Two observations:

  • We don't need a corporate sponsored wannabee princess as President (or any other public office); and
  • Before the rest of us are forced to endure anti-climate-change measures, the lifestyles of the rich must be curbed too.

How To Handle Attacks By The Homeless

As the city and police prepare to tackle homelessness, two recent violent attacks highlight the urgency to go after the issue as soon as possible.

There have been two attacks by homeless people in recent days. One of them involved a 72 year-old architect waiting at a corner, stabbed in the neck with a pair of scissors by a homeless woman.

The other attack was on a tourist leaving his Grand Central hotel. He was clubbed in the face by a homeless man.

From City Hall to Police Plaza, a real and effective solution to violent homelessness is being sought.

You can read the rest @
http://www.myfoxny.com/story/29635780/city-hall-nypd-ponder-strategy-as-attacks-by-homeless-increase

You can start by getting them jobs and homes. Mental health services would help too.

But undoubtedly a tactic involving increased police violence against them will be selected instead.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Hillary's Fake, Donald's Real

The last week has given us lessons from both ends of the authenticity spectrum. First, Hillary Clinton, received in the New York Times Magazine her first big campaign profile of the season, and the takeaway is her perpetual struggle to show voters her “real” self. Even before her campaign officially began, Clinton labored to beat back a revival of the old criticisms that plagued her in 2008 and during her White House years: that she’s defensive and unrevealing in her public speech; that she chooses her political positions according to the polls, not conviction; that she dons and doffs personas as often as hairstyles. Hillary is, in short, the latest in a line of White House aspirants - Mitt Romney, Al Gore, John Kerry and a dozen lesser lights - with an authenticity problem.

Of course, the other big campaign “story” this week - and the scare quotes are, sadly, necessary - wasn’t about Hillary but rather the campaign’s other tonsorially challenged front-runner, Donald Trump. For weeks Trump has offered the American electorate a crash course in authenticity. Apparently intoxicated by the empyrean heights in the polls where he suddenly found himself, he has in recent days unaccountably impugned John McCain’s heroism, called several of his rivals stupid and shared Lindsey Graham’s personal cellphone number with the Internet. In case there was any lingering doubt about the showman, it’s clear now to every potential voter that Trump is nothing but himself.

You can read the rest @
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/07/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-and-the-authenticity-trap-120593.html#.VbaMqPlViko

When I listen to her, I hear fakery. When I listen to him, I hear honesty. He make come across as a buffoon, but at least he's an honest buffoon.

Crappy Cilantro ???

Some Mexican cilantro is being banned in the U.S. after health officials found human feces and toilet paper in growing fields from which herbs have been linked to hundreds of intestinal illnesses among Americans dating back to 2012.

The Food and Drug Administration will detain Mexican cilantro at the border from April to August and won’t allow products from the state of Puebla, Mexico, into the U.S. without inspections and certification, according to an import ban dated Monday by the agency. Cilantro from other parts of Mexico will need documentation to prove the product isn’t from Puebla, about a two-hour drive southeast of Mexico City.


The cilantro is linked to outbreaks of cyclosporiasis, according to the alert. Last year, at least 304 people in the U.S. came down with the parasitic illness, which can cause diarrhea and explosive bowel movements, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


You can read the rest @

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-27/mexico-cilantro-fields-strewn-with-feces-prompt-partial-u-s-ban

And this is a "civilized" country?


Update: The parasite from contaminated cilantro has sickened people in 26 states:

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/8/4/cilantro-linked-infection-sickens-hundreds.html

Finally - A Clinton Rape/Harassment Website

Bill Clinton sexual-harassment accuser Kathleen Willey has launched an anti-Hillary Clinton website titled “A Scandal A Day.”

The site is partially aimed at recruiting other women who may have been assaulted by the former president.


Calling Hillary Clinton “without a doubt the most corrupt politician that this nation has ever seen,” Willey announced the launch of her new website Sunday on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and Philadelphia’s NewsTalk 990 AM and online.


Willey, the former volunteer aide to Bill Clinton who says she was sexually harassed by the president in the 1990s, explained the website is part information-oriented and part political activism.


“The Clintons have made it extremely easy for me,” she said in the radio interview. “I don’t have to do a lot of research, because it’s not just a scandal a day. It’s about two or three scandals a day. So what I’m doing is kind of a compilation of these scandals and explaining them in simple terms so most people can understand what’s going on, and what they’re up to and why they are lying every day.”


One section of Willey’s website asks readers: “Are you being harassed, stalked, intimidated or persecuted by a person in position of power or public trust?”


You can read the rest @

http://www.wnd.com/2015/07/bill-clinton-sex-accuser-launches-anti-hillary-website/

And here is a link to the website:


http://www.ascandaladay.com/


It would be nice if this got the same amount of publicity as the Bill Cosby accusations, wouldn't it?




[Image borrowed from http://nymag.tumblr.com/]

And why shouldn't it? Isn't justice for Clinton's victims at least as important as justice for Cosby's?

And if Hillary has been covering up Bill's crimes and harboring a fugitive, doesn't that make her a criminal, too?

Those of you who think Ms. Willey's website is politically motivated are SICK. All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good people do nothing. But you're not really good people, are you?

Update: Here is Camille Paglia's take on the Clinton-Cosby similarities:


Both of these Bills belong in jail.