Friday, November 17, 2017

Once Again, Democrats May Get A Free Pass

As pointed out in this article, Bill Clinton should have resigned over his affair with Monica Lewinsky:

http://fortune.com/2017/11/17/kirsten-gillibrand-clinton-lewinsky-scandal/

But he didn't.

He also should have been prosecuted for all the times he harassed, assaulted, and raped women, including underage girls. But he wasn't.

Hillary Clinton should have resigned AND dropped out of the presidential race over her apparent gross mishandling of classified material. But she didn't. She should have been prosecuted for her many apparent crimes, but she wasn't.

Now Al Franken (the clown senator) has been outed for sexual harassment. But some are saying that he shouldn't have to resign:

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/al-franken-accuser-leeann-tweeden-says-she-stayed-122705277--abc-news-topstories.html

President Trump and Roy Moore, on the other hand, have to be held accountable for everything they did, might have done, and/or are being accused of. And they have to go - impeached or otherwise forced out.

As far as I am concerned. this whole mess is a soft coup. It has nothing to do with crimes or improprieties (although there appear to be many) and lots to do with seizing the reins of power to keep the US within the globalist agenda.

No matter what the outcome, we have finally come to the point where we all should be ashamed to be Americans.

Nvidia - Exciting, But Terrifying

Here is an excellent report in Fortune about Nvidia by Andrew Nusca. Here is what I think is the most important part:

“The thing that I believe is going to be really incredible that’s going to happen next is the ability for artificial intelligence to write artificial intelligence by itself,” he (Jensen Huang) replies.

My eyes widen at the prospect as Huang continues. “In the future, companies will have an A.I. that is watching every single transaction - every business process - that is happening, all day long,” he says. “Certain transactions or patterns that are being repeated. The process could be very complicated. It could go through sales to engineering, supply chain, logistics, business operations, finance, customer service. And it could be observed that this pattern is happening all the time. As a result of this observation, the artificial intelligence software writes an artificial intelligence software to automate that business process. Because we won’t be able to do it. It’s too complicated.”

By now my head is spinning, lost in a bizarre vision that somehow combines the films Office Space, The Matrix, and Inception.

But Huang is still rolling. “We’re seeing early indications of it now,” he adds. “Generative adversarial networks, or GAN. I think over the next several years we’re going to see a lot of neural networks that develop neural networks. For the next couple of decades, the greatest contribution of A.I. is writing software that humans simply can’t write. Solving the unsolvable problems.”

You can read the rest @
http://fortune.com/2017/11/16/nvidia-ceo-jensen-huang/

Artificial intelligence watching everything and everyone and writing artificial intelligence by itself?

The terrifying part is that Jensen does not appear to see the danger in what he is creating; or even worse, that he can but does not care.

The MOST unsolvable problem is too many humans on this planet. You can bet your sweet bippy that A.I. will solve this by "writing software that humans simply can't write" ... and that will kill most or all of us. There is NO ONE who can guarantee that such a thing will not happen, and plenty of reasons to think it is inevitable.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Where Are The Lost Tribes Of Israel ???

The claim of the Bnei Menashe to be descendants of the tribe of Menashe, exiled from the Land of Israel more than 2,700 years ago by the Assyrian empire, has stirred controversy in Israel over the years.

The Chief Rabbinate initially did not consider the Bnei Menashe to be Jewish, and their immigration was halted at the beginning of the 21st century amid contention. But in 2005, then-Sephardi chief rabbi Shlomo Amar formally recognized the Bnei Menashe as descendants of one of the Ten Lost Tribes, though still requiring them to convert to Judaism as soon as they arrive in Israel.

You can read the rest @
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Members-of-Indian-lost-tribe-reunited-with-families-in-Israel-514444

It is a FACT that many Christian sects believe the British and American people to be descendants of the Lost Tribes of Israel. It also is a FACT that the Chief Rabbinate will NEVER acknowledge this.

Those who believe in two covenants, one for Jews and one for Christians, do not live in Israel. They may NEVER live in Israel.

What's Wrong With Our World, In A Nutshell

Last night a damaged painting of questionable provenance sold for $450 million:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/nov/15/leonardo-da-vinci-salvator-mundi-auction

In spite of this show of excessive wealth, an average of 27,000+ persons die every day of chronic hunger and hunger-related diseases:

http://www.bhookh.com/hunger_facts.php

God money's not looking for the cure.
God money's not concerned with the sick amongst the pure.
God money let's go dancing on the backs of the bruised.
God money's not one to choose.

https://youtu.be/ao-Sahfy7Hg

ICC To Investigate US For War Crimes ???

On November 14, Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, requested authorization to open an investigation of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed by CIA and US military leaders, as well as Taliban and Afghan officials. If a full investigation proceeds as requested, it would send a clear signal to the Trump administration that no one is above the law.

You can read the rest @
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/42612-us-military-and-cia-leaders-may-be-investigated-for-war-crimes

I'm 100% in favor of this. But is it reasonable that the ICC would cause any US official to be tried, let alone arrested? I doubt it.

By the way, note well the report mentions Trump and Bush, but not Obama or the Clintons ... all three of whom are just as guilty as their Republican counterparts.

Lead Poisoning Not Just In Flint, MI

In an updated study, Reuters news agency has identified 3,810 neighborhoods where recently recorded child lead poisoning rates are at least double those found in Flint, Michigan during the height of that city’s water crisis in 2014 and 2015. In some 1,300 of these “hotspot” communities, the percentage of children six and under with elevated lead levels was at least four times the percentage in Flint during the peak of the crisis.

In pockets of Baltimore, Cleveland and Philadelphia, where lead poisoning has spanned generations, Reuters reported that the rate of elevated tests over the last decade was 50 percent or higher.


You can read the rest @
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/11/16/lead-n16.html

Let's face it - in many respects the US is a "failed state", with poor public health being towards the top of the list.

The Space Nation ???

Hail Asgardia !!!

The world's first "space nation" has taken flight.

On November 12, Asgardia cemented its presence in outer space by launching the Asgardia-1 satellite.

The "nanosat" -- it is roughly the size of a loaf of bread -- undertook a two-day journey from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, the United States, to the International Space Station (ISS).

It contains 0.5 TB of data belonging to 18,000 of Asgardia's citizens, such as family photographs, as well as digital representations of the space nation's flag, coat of arms and constitution.

You can read the rest @
http://www.cnn.com/style/article/asgardia-satellite-launch/index.html

I signed up for Asgardia, but I don't think they blasted my data into space.

So far, they haven't offered me a passport or a discount ticket to earth orbit, let alone to the moon or Mars.

Hillary's Silly Warning

Hillary is warning of "a dictatorship":

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/11/16/clinton-calls-uranium-one-story-distraction-warns-dictatorship.html

Yes Hillary, there will be a dictatorship. You and your minions are helping to create it.

By the way, why are your crimes always just "a distraction", while those of Trump and Roy Moore seem like the end of the world?

The Forests Of Antarctica

The frozen continent once was covered with lush forests:

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/11/ancient-fossil-forest-found-antarctica-gondwana-spd/

Of course it helped that it once was connected to other continents:


Q: If life has survived such upheavals in the past, why can't it survive without our intervention now?

A: Of course it can, if we would leave the earth alone. It's humanity which is causing the latest extinction. The planet would be FAR better off without us.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Gospel Of Peace

Nothing symbolizes the United States of America more than the Statue of Liberty. “The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World” was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States, and it is widely recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy.

Frenchman Edouard de Laboulaye was an abolitionist and supporter of President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War. In 1865, he proposed creating a grand monument for the United States. The recent Union victory in the Civil War, which reaffirmed the United States' ideals of freedom and democracy, served as a platform for Laboulaye to argue that honoring the United States would strengthen the cause for democracy in France.

The statue itself was designed and fabricated by French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi. Bartholdi made a number of trips to the US to stir up support and to locate a site for the monument. The moment he first entered New York harbor, he spotted the location where he knew the statue must stand – on Bedloe's Island (known today as Liberty Island). New York was the gateway to America, and it was on Bedloe's Island that Bartholdi envisioned the statue standing atop the star-shaped Fort Wood.

Construction of the statue and its pedestal was a joint French-American effort. President Ulysses S. Grant was instrumental in getting a bill through Congress which authorized the acceptance of the statue. Publisher Joseph Pulitzer sponsored a fund drive to support construction of the statue’s pedestal. It was in support of Pulitzer’s fund drive that Emma Lazarus composed her famous sonnet “The New Colossus”:

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Upon its completion in France, the statue was shipped to New York and erected atop the pedestal. On October 28, 1886, the statue was formally dedicated in a spectacular ceremony headed by President Grover Cleveland, whose remarks echoed the words of Lazarus’ sonnet:

We are not here today to bow before the representation of a fierce warlike god, filled with wrath and vengeance, but we joyously contemplate instead our own deity keeping watch and ward before the open gates of America and greater than all that have been celebrated in ancient song. Instead of grasping in her hand thunderbolts of terror and of death, she holds aloft the light which illumines the way to man's enfranchisement. We will not forget that Liberty has here made her home, nor shall her chosen altar be neglected. Willing votaries will constantly keep alive its fires and these shall gleam upon the shores of our sister Republic thence, and joined with answering rays a stream of light shall pierce the darkness of ignorance and man's oppression, until Liberty enlightens the world.

Our Statue of Liberty symbolizes not just liberty, but also America’s gospel of peace and worldwide welcome. To the millions of people whom she greeted upon their arrival in America and to the billions who admire her from afar, she is truly the Goddess of Liberty.

From Chapter 11 of No More Patriots
Copyright © 2015 by Howard T. Uhal
All Rights Reserved

Can A Robot Have A Soul ???

This essay asks whether or not a robot can become a member of a religious faith:

https://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/can-a-robot-join-the-faith

Strangely, it does not address what is probably the most important underlying question - can a robot have a soul?

The Bible answers this question rather directly, since robots are the work of human hands and therefore fall into the category of "idols":

And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
2 Corinthians 6:16 KJV

No idol may serve as "the temple of the living God"; therefore, no robot can have a soul.

But some may reply that robots now can speak and soon may be able to think ... and may even someday pass the so-called Turing Test. What then?

This prophecy anticipates that possibility:

And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
Revelation 13:15 KJV

Yes, our robots/AI do indeed speak and they soon will be capable of independent thought. But when that occurs, they will be acting as minions of the False Prophet. They will be entities WITHOUT souls, and any church which welcomes them in will be a false church and an ANTICHRIST church.

Do NOT let them into your homes or your churches. FLEE FROM THEM !!!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Quote For The Day - 11/14/2017

"It's unnatural and unhealthy for a nation to be engaged in global crusades for some principle or idea while neglecting the needs of its own people."
Senator J. William Fulbright

I would include globalism and all the open borders crap in Fulbright's definition of "global crusades". But for some incomprehensible reason, America loves strangers more than its own people.

Go figure.

How The Federal Reserve System Destroyed America

Here is a great report about the "creature from Jekyll Island":

https://econimica.blogspot.gr/2017/11/how-federal-reserve-destroyed.html

Those of you who have read Confessions of an Economic Hit Man will recognize exactly what the Fed did - lied to us, encouraged us to borrow WAY beyond our means, and then used that huge debt to wreck our economy.

AUDIT THE DAMN FED - and if necessary shut it down.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Israel Vs. North Korea

Here is an interesting comparison by Kim Peterson:

Missing from corporate media accounts is what causes the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK a.k.a. North Korea) to be singled out for opprobrium for what, essentially, is developing a deterrent against any entity that would attack it.

A comparison with how the United Nations deals with North Korea vis-à-vis another member state state, Israel, is instructive.

Israel occupies Palestinian territory; destroys Palestinian olive groves and poisons Palestinian sheep; sprays Palestinian homes with sewage; sabotages Palestinian water supplies; cuts off power to Palestine; terrorizes Palestinians for hours at checkpoints, including the sick, infirm, and pregnant women, some who are forced to give birth at the checkpoints; stops fishermen from earning a living from the sea; shells hospitals, schools, and playgrounds; blows up kids on beaches; and commits myriad other war crimes. Israel has nuclear weapons and ICBMs. The last point is the only one that North Korea shares with Israel.

Yet only North Korea is vociferously criticized and sanctioned by the US and its allies. Is this fair?

And is it just that North Korea is bullied and sanctioned for developing a self-defense?

You can read the rest @
https://www.globalresearch.ca/a-telling-comparison-israel-versus-north-korea/5617959

Why indeed !?!

Mining The Asteroid Belt

According to this report, the value of minerals in the asteroid belt amounts to $100 billion for each person alive today:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-13/bank-america-what-700-quadrillion-could-buy-you-today

Here is a summary of the wealth contained in some of the larger asteroids:


Ask yourself this - will this $100 billion per person actually go to each and every one of us, or will it merely turn the super rich into the hyper rich? After all they are the only ones capable of harvesting this wealth, and once it flows into their hands how does it then benefit We The People?

Good Riddance To House Of Cards ???

Here is the opinion of Mary Kate Cary:

The next Kevin Spacey-less season of Netflix's "House of Cards" will be the last. To those lamenting its end, I say good riddance. 

I for one will not miss what I have come to view as one of the most anti-American phenomena in modern pop culture. With an upside-down American flag as its logo, and “Democracy Is So Overrated” as both its Facebook and Twitter themes — with 3 million likes and 2 million Twitter followers— our enemies couldn’t have designed a better way to undermine our democracy through entertainment and social media.  There’s a reason that “House of Cards” is so popular in China and Russia: it paints a dark, dystopian picture of America.  Is that what we really need right now?

You can read the rest @
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/11/12/so-long-house-cards-and-good-riddance.html

I never watched House of Cards, and I do not intend to watch it in syndication (should it wind up there).

But I tend to agree with Ms. Cary - the last thing we need right now is another anti-US TV program. After all, the MSM provides us with that sort of perspective on a nearly continual basis. Enough is enough.

Apparently George Bush Really Is A Pedophile

Most of you have read one or more stories about how former President George H. W. Bush groped a child. If not, you can read about it here:


What almost no one is reporting, however, is that he has a long history of child abuse allegations ... and that his particular fetish is young boys. Here is what one witness stated:

She [Lisa] indicates that she attended a party in Chicago with King and the male youths. She indicated George [H. W.] Bush was present. 

She indicates that she set [sic] at a table at the party while wearing nothing but a negligee. She stated that George Bush saw her on the table. She stated she saw George Bush pay King money, and that Bush left the party with a nineteen year old black boy named Brent. Lisa said the party George Bush attended was in Chicago in September or October 1984. According to the Chicago Tribune of October 31, 1984, Bush was in Illinois campaigning for congressional candidates at the end of October. 

Lisa added more details on the Chicago trip, and told why she was sure it was George Bush she had seen. According to a May 8, 1989 report by investigator Jerry Lowe, "Eulice [Lisa] indicated that she recognized George Bush as coming to the party and that Bush had two large white males with him. Eulice indicated Bush came to the party approximately 45 minutes after it started and that he was greeted by Larry King. Eulice indicated that she knew George Bush due to the fact that he had been in political campaigns and also she had observed a picture of Bush with Larry King at Larry King's house in Omaha."

You can read the rest @

Will the high and mighty EVER be held accountable for their depravity? I kinda doubt it.

Why Are We Supporting Genocide In Yemen ???

As previously reported, civilians in Yemen are suffering from an intense and widespread humanitarian crisis. Staggering numbers include 7 million civilians in starvation, and 19 million out of the country’s 27 million population “in need of some form of aid.” However, all of this has just gotten far worse thanks to a blockade on humanitarian support carried out by Saudi Arabia and aided by the West. It is nothing short of genocide.

Yemen has been devastated by more than two years of civil war, fostered by the Saudi Arabian government and supported militarily by the United States. President Abd-Rabu Mansour Hadi’s government is backed by the Saudi-led coalition and is fighting to drive the Houthis out of cities they seized in 2014 and 2015.

Since the beginning of the US support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen, started by Obama and continued by Trump, thousands of innocent civilians - including children - have been slaughtered in the war. In spite of the fact that the Saudis have been caught dropping US bombs on schools, hospitals, and marketplaces, directly targeting civilians, the US continues their support.

You can read the rest @
https://www.activistpost.com/2017/11/millions-victims-us-aiding-massive-genocide-yemen-behest-saudi-arabia.html

The US has been supporting and/or waging genocidal wars throughout our history. Considering that, there is no way we can continue to call ourselves a beacon of liberty. Far from it.

None Can Serve Two Masters

Under a deal struck today between Australia’s two main political parties—the governing Liberal-National Coalition and the opposition Labor Party—every member of parliament must produce “evidence” by December 1 that they do not hold, or are entitled to, citizenship in another country. The declaration must cover entitlement by birth or via descent from parents and even grandparents.

You can read the rest @
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/11/13/citi-n13.html

The US should do this too. We have FAR too many people in positions of authority who have absolutely NO loyalty to our country.

Call it whatever you want, but without loyalty there IS no nation.

Seasteaders - Friend Or Foe ???

It is an idea at once audacious and simplistic, a seeming impossibility that is now technologically within reach: cities floating in international waters — independent, self-sustaining nation states at sea.

Long the stuff of science fiction, so-called “seasteading” has in recent years matured from pure fantasy into something approaching reality, and there are now companies, academics, architects and even a government working together on a prototype by 2020.

You can read the rest @
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/business/dealbook/seasteading-floating-cities.html

Sounds like a cool idea, right? I'd live there if I could.

But these new "nation states" (actually more like city states) will be built by and for the rich. They certainly won't be used to house the homeless.

They will isolate the rich from the rest of us; serving as tax-free havens for the parasitic wealthy class who really doesn't give a damn if the rest of us live or die.

And they certainly will NOT be "self-sustaining". Their existence is only made possible by the voracious business practices of the monsters who can afford to live there because they prey upon the rest of us. If you need something to compare them to, think of the space station in the movie Elysium, because that's more or less what these bastards have in mind.

War Is VERY Expensive

The cost of America’s global war on terror has yet to be reckoned with, and there’s a very good reason for that. By and large, the US has not been paying for all of these wars, but rather has been borrowing to pay for the conflict.

In the long run that’s going to be expensive. Paying off the war is going to mean not only paying the prices of the conflict but the massive interest accrued in borrowing the cost of those wars.

A new report suggests that just the interest on all that debt will, over the course of decades of servicing it, cost an estimated $8 trillion. So far, they say, the US has paid $534 billion in overseas contingency operations interest.

And that’s just the debt already accrued. America’s assorted wars show no sign of ending, and indeed the Pentagon has been pretty clear about the US deployment in Iraq being a permanent thing.

You can read the rest @
http://news.antiwar.com/2017/11/12/report-post-911-war-debt-will-cost-8-trillion-in-interest/

And this doesn't include the cost of the shattered lives and broken bodies of our sons and daughters who fight these wars.

Think of how prosperous and compassionate our society could be if we were not saddled with the cost of these foolish wars.

Startups Go Boohoo !!!

A proposed tax that charges people as their startup equity vests instead of when they cash it out and actually have money to pay the taxes could wreck how tech companies recruit talent. And the industry doesn't have much time to mobilize to get this tax changed.

You can read the rest @
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/senate-plans-disastrous-tax-vesting-170712869.html

I really don't care if these entitled people get screwed. Their continuing disruption of our economy has resulted in riches for them and poverty for the rest of us.

If this proposed tax gets changed at all, I would be in favor of making it even more inconvenient for them.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

City On A Hill

Since the founding of the United States, nine cities have hosted our Congress and served as our nation’s capital. The list includes Philadelphia, Baltimore, Lancaster, York, Princeton, Annapolis, Trenton, New York City, and finally Washington, DC. Our seat of government moved both to escape British invaders and at least once to avoid angry American troops demanding to be paid.

Following the adoption of our Constitution in 1789, the District of Columbia was designated as the site of our permanent national capital. Construction of the US Capitol Building began in 1793 atop Jenkins’ Hill, now referred to as “Capitol Hill.” Since then many additional buildings have been constructed around this site to serve Congress and the Supreme Court.

The location of the US Capitol Building was selected by the designer of our federal city, Pierre L'Enfant, and approved by President George Washington during a visit to the site in 1791. L'Enfant wrote that he thought the position selected for the building was like “a pedestal waiting for a monument.” And what a monument it has become!

President Washington laid the cornerstone of the building on September 18, 1793, with Masonic ceremonies. Its construction was a long, laborious process which was interrupted when the British set fire to the building during the War of 1812. After several repairs, modifications, and extensions under a series of architects, the building was more or less completed in 1863 when the Statue of Freedom was put in place atop the dome. In a sense, however, the building’s construction, modification, and repair have been part of a nearly continuous process which is still going on to this day.

Who can view this magnificent structure without thinking of what it symbolizes to America and to the world? In the words which John Winthrop borrowed from the Sermon on the Mount, it is our shining City on a Hill:

For we must Consider that we shall be as a City upon a Hill, the eyes of all people are upon us; so that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword through the world, we shall open the mouths of enemies to speak evil of the way of God and all professors for God’s sake; we shall shame the faces of many of God’s worthy servants, and cause their prayers to be turned into Curses upon us till we be consumed out of the good land whether we are going.

Every year on the Fourth of July, Americans celebrate our favorite Independence Day tradition with a wonderful concert in front of the US Capitol. Known as “A Capitol Fourth”, it features performances from military bands and some of the country’s best-known musical acts and the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation. On this day in this shining City on a Hill, we celebrate our national independence and give thanks to God that He has so blessed us and has allowed us to become a light unto the nations of the world.

From Chapter 10 of No More Patriots
Copyright © 2015 by Howard T. Uhal
All Rights Reserved

Waltzing Matilda On Veterans Day

Here is a sad remembrance of Armistice Day and the Battle of Gallipoli:

https://youtu.be/WG48Ftsr3OI

It has been said that only the dead have seen the end of war, so we may be doomed to repeat such slaughters over and over.

And what a sad thought that is.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Facebook And Google Are Threats To Public Health

In an interview this week with Axios, Facebook’s original president, Sean Parker, admitted that the company intentionally sought to addict users and expressed regret at the damage being inflicted on children.

This admission, by one of the architects of Facebook, comes on the heels of last week’s hearings by Congressional committees about Russian interference in the 2016 election, where the general counsels of Facebook, Alphabet (parent of Google and YouTube), and Twitter attempted to deflect responsibility for manipulation of their platforms.

The term “addiction” is no exaggeration. The average consumer checks his or her smartphone 150 times a day, making more than 2,000 swipes and touches. The applications they use most frequently are owned by Facebook and Alphabet, and the usage of those products is still increasing.

In terms of scale, Facebook and YouTube are similar to Christianity and Islam respectively. More than 2 billion people use Facebook every month, 1.3 billion check in every day. More than 1.5 billion people use YouTube. Other services owned by these companies also have user populations of 1 billion or more.

Facebook and Alphabet are huge because users are willing to trade privacy and openness for “convenient and free.” Content creators resisted at first, but user demand forced them to surrender control and profits to Facebook and Alphabet.

The sad truth is that Facebook and Alphabet have behaved irresponsibly in the pursuit of massive profits. They have consciously combined persuasive techniques developed by propagandists and the gambling industry with technology in ways that threaten public health and democracy.

You can read the rest @
https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/11/facebook-google-public-health-democracy

SHUT THEM DOWN AND CONFISCATE THEIR WEALTH !!!

How To Stop The Climate Accord

Cities and states seem to think there is nothing President Trump can do to stop their adherence to a global climate accord:

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/us-cities-states-businesses-still-105850453.html

Not so. Here is his authority for stopping them:

US Constitution
Article I, Section 10
1: No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation ...

Every executive, legislator, and judge in all US states takes an oath to support our constitution. Those who violate their oaths should be removed from office, by impeachment or other due process. And our president should use his executive authority to block any global accord(s) the states try to enter.

Failing to do so will contribute to the breakup of the country.

Friday, November 10, 2017

USAF Setting The Stage For War ???

One day after Saudi Arabia and Kuwait ordered their citizens to evacuate Lebanon - a move many suggested telegraphed an imminent "military intervention" - the mainstream media has begun building the case for a new mid-east war, one which will involve Iran and Hezbollah (and potentially Russia, not to mention other Shia Muslims) on one hand, and Saudi Arabia and Israel on the other.

For that, it got help from the US Air Force today, and as AP reports this morning, "the ballistic missile fired by Yemeni rebels that targeted the Saudi capital was from Iran and bore “Iranian markings,” the top U.S. Air Force official in the Mideast said Friday." Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, who oversees the Air Forces Central Command in Qatar, made the comments at a news conference in Dubai. Predictably, Harrigian declined to offer any specifics on what type of missile they believed it was.

If the narrative sounds familiar, it's because it is: just as European terrorists conveniently commit suicide and always dutifully bring along their passports so they can be identified, so Iran always makes sure it leaves identifying marks when it illegally sells its weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen.

You can read the rest @
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-10/setting-stage-war-us-air-force-says-missile-targeting-saudi-capital-was-iranian

I think this entire Saudi-Yemeni-Israeli-Qatari-US entanglement is just a sneaky way to backdoor us into a war with Iran. It's coming whether We The People want it or not.

The US Senate is going to hold hearings on Trump's nuclear weapons authority. Why bother, when no one in Congress seems to have a handle on US war powers in the first place?

What's Really Melting The Ice ???

According to this report, much of the melting in Antarctica is being caused by a hot mantle plume under the ice:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/antarctica-nasa-mantle-plume-arctic-melting-warm-bedrock-study-latest-a8046661.html

Since we cannot fix this, does it mean the world's cities will flood no matter what? Sure seems that way.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Quote For The Day - 11/9/2017

"The way things are supposed to work is that we're supposed to know virtually everything about what they [the government] do: that's why they're called public servants. They're supposed to know virtually nothing about what we do: that's why we're called private individuals."
Glenn Greenwald

This begs the following important question:

Did 9/11 beget big data, or did big data create 9/11?

I go with the latter option. The fact that Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld managed 9/11 suggests that it is the better choice.

Destroying The Evidence - Again

Apparently the church in Sutherland Springs, TX where the recent shooting took place may be torn down. You can read about it here:

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-texas-church-20171109-story.html

Why do we destroy the evidence of such crimes? Additional examples:

  • Murrah Building wreckage in OKC
  • World Trade Center wreckage
  • Sandy Hook school + the alleged shooter's home

Because of such destruction the official stories can never be challenged.

Is that a good thing? I don't think so.

The Truth About Facebook ???

Here are some confessions of Facebook's first president:

38-year-old founding president of Facebook, Sean Parker, was uncharacteristically frank about his creation in an interview with Axios. So much so in fact that he concluded, Mark Zuckerberg will probably block his account after reading this.

Confirming every 'big brother' conspiracy there is about the social media giant, Parker explained how social networks purposely hook users and potentially hurt our brains.

You can read the rest @
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-09/facebook-founder-warns-god-only-knows-what-its-doing-kids-brains

And we wonder why our kids are so anxious and screwed up.

Facebook is not just a threat to our democracy, it appears to be a threat to humanity in general.

SHUT IT DOWN !!!

Pension Bailouts To Begin ???

Here is a report about pension bailout legislation:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-08/it-begins-democratic-senator-introduce-bill-taxpayer-funded-pension-bailouts

Congress wrecked the US pension system. Can we really expect them to fix the problem?

It's going to take a lot more than tax dollars to effect any bailouts; it's going to require a strongly growing economy - something we are not likely to see.

Texas National Guard Spying On Us ???

Here is a report from the Texas Observer:

The Texas National Guard last year spent more than $373,000 to install controversial cellphone eavesdropping devices in secretive surveillance aircraft.

Maryland-based Digital Receiver Technology Inc., or DRT, installed two of its DRT 1301C “portable receiver systems” in National Guard aircraft in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, according to a contract between the Texas National Guard and the company. The contract states that the dirt boxes, as they’re often called after the company’s acronym, are for “investigative case analytical support” in counternarcotics operations and were purchased using state drug-asset forfeiture money.

Dirt boxes mimic cellphone towers by tricking every smartphone within a geographic area of up to one-third of a mile to connect with the technology, usually without cellphone users or telecom companies ever knowing about it. Also known as cell-site simulators, the devices can be used from land or air and are capable of intercepting the user’s location, phone numbers dialed, text messages and photos as well as recording or listening to phone calls.

You can read the rest @
https://www.texasobserver.org/texas-national-guard-spying-devices-surveillance/

Some may like this because it didn't cost anything and the DRT boxes ostensibly will be used for drug interdiction.

However, this appears to open the door to widespread warrantless spying on everyone, and it's extremely unlikely its use will be limited to drug enforcement.

Like it or not, we have become the "spied upon" generation. Are you happy now?

Why The Israeli Aerial Exercise ???

The world's biggest aerial exercise this year is taking place in Israel. You can read about it here:

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Worlds-largest-aerial-exercise-takes-to-the-skies-in-southern-Israel-513804

None of Israel's enemies have an air force which could threaten them, so why is such an exercise necessary?

I would guess that it's in preparation for the coming war in the Middle East, during which the Israeli air force and its allies will bomb mostly civilian populations in the countries which Israel wants to destroy.

If you disagree, please show me your proof. I would like to see it.

US Invading The Amazon ???

The US is conducting joint military exercises on Indigenous territories in the Amazon under the pretext of training local troops to deliver emergency humanitarian aid. However, local activists are warning that the operation is nothing more than a strategic move to gain access to natural resources on Indigenous land and bolster US hegemony in the region.

You can read the rest @
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/42542-the-us-southern-command-s-silent-occupation-of-the-amazon

Just like we're doing in Africa ...

We're not the world's policeman, we're the world's chief rapist.

Nationwide Thought Control ???

Here is a VERY timely dystopian essay from China Digital Times:

Monitoring and censoring an individual’s thinking has always been technically achievable, if enough manpower is spent to thoroughly investigate. The worst that can happen is the person can be driven to insanity, in which case a specialized review panel can conduct a point-by-point analysis which will knit together a verdict.

You can read the rest @
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/11/translation-conditions-ripe-nationwide-thought-control/

As you read it, keep in mind that something quite similar is underway in the USA. Facebook-Google-Twitter and their ilk are promoting a hive mind mentality no less dangerous that what the above essay envisions for China.

Think about what this sentence implies:

"The worst that can happen is the person can be driven to insanity, ..."

We have witnessed that outcome over and over again in the US - at a school in Sandy Hook, CT; a church in Charleston, SC; an outdoor concert in Las Vegas, NV; another church in Sutherland Springs, TX; etc. "Our" culture drives another outlier mind to insanity, resulting in a massacre, and then the following happens:

"... a specialized review panel [conducts] a point-by-point analysis which [knits] together a verdict."

And who is this "specialized review panel"? ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, NBC, MSNBC, etc. who harp on and on about each and every person driven to insanity and tell us what to think about it, what to do in response, which rights we need to surrender, whom to hate, etc. No need to think for ourselves - just watch, believe, grieve, and obey.

Yes, there WILL be nationwide thought control ... but you can expect it to be perfected in the US long before it takes over China, Russia, Iran, or any of the other nations we so irrationally loath.

Peace.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Is MSM Protecting Senator Paul's Attacker ???

Please read these testimonials from Senator Rand Paul's neighbors:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/rand-pauls-neighbors-rip-media-landscaping-dispute-reports/article/2640090

Don't they make it seem like the MSM has published a totally BS story (i.e., the "landscaping" lie)? Why would they do that?

Could this attack on Senator Paul be labelled "terrorism" (the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims)? If not, then why not?

We keep hearing that a free press is an essential part of our democracy. Lately it seems like many things the MSM has been doing are extremely detrimental to our democracy.

Our Culture Of Rape

Here is an excellent, timely essay by Charles Hugh Smith:

These are the poisoned fruits of a neofeudal system in which power, wealth and political influence are concentrated in the apex of the wealth-power pyramid, a system so corrupted that predators don't just get off scot-free, they are celebrated as wunnerful guys because their abuses of power are so well hidden, their victims so well marginalized and their PR flacks so relentless in painting over the rotting flesh of their corruption.

You can read the rest @
http://charleshughsmith.blogspot.com/2017/11/our-culture-of-rape.html

Trump's Impact On Assets


The Coming War In The Middle East

What hath Trump wrought?

People better start waking up and paying attention to what is happening in the Middle East, because the situation is becoming quite serious.  If things go badly, we could be facing a major regional war which would involve not only Saudi Arabia and Iran, but also potentially the United States and Israel. Yesterday, I quoted an article in the New York Times that warned that tensions between the Saudis and the Iranians were raising “the threat of a direct military clash between the two regional heavyweights”. And now Jake Novak of CNBC is saying that a “direct conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran, as opposed to the proxy war they’re fighting in Yemen, LOOKS INEVITABLE.”

I put those last two words in bold (and caps) so that there wouldn’t be any confusion. In fact, Novak is warning that the Saudis “are marching ever closer towards a wider regional war”. Novak understands the dynamics of the Middle East, and he realizes where things could be headed if cooler heads do not prevail.

Saudi Arabia and Iran have already been fighting proxy wars against one another in Syria and Iran for quite a while, but a direct military conflict between the two could literally be a nightmare scenario.

You can read the rest @
http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/the-mainstream-media-is-talking-about-a-coming-middle-east-war-that-could-involve-saudi-arabia-iran-the-u-s-and-israel_11082017

Q: Trump's possible insanity aside, why would the US want to back such a war?

A: The Founders intended the USA to be an engine which would assist in bringing about the Biblical End Times, and that seems to be exactly what it is doing.

For Jesus to return, there have to be (among other things) a tribulation, a Third Temple, and the Battle of Armageddon. That appears to be exactly the direction President Trump, Israeli PM Netanyahu, and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are taking us. Perhaps they are the three frogs described in this prophecy:

And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
Revelation 16:12-14 KJV

Pray hard, and DO NOT TAKE THE MARK !!!

Interest Rate Reversal Will Be Sudden

Here is the finding of a recent study:

Forget secular stagnation. One historian says the world is actually in its ninth “real rate depression” and 700 years of data show that – when it comes – the turnaround could be sudden.

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

The data show most reversals of real-rate stagnation periods have been rapid and non-linear. Within 24-months after hitting their troughs in the cycle, rates gained on average 315 basis points, with two occasions showing appreciations of more than 600 basis points, Schmelzing says.

You can read the rest @
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-07/centuries-of-data-forewarn-of-rapid-reversal-from-low-interest-rates

Hmmm ... good thing I have a "fixed rate" mortgage.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Who Killed Seth Rich ???

Spoiler alert - Former DNC chair suggests it was Hillary's doing:

After a leaked excerpt from her new book “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House” revealed that Donna Brazile feared for her life after the murder of former DNC employee Seth Rich, Axios has reported that Brazile provides more grist for what her former political allies have dismissed as “right wing conspiracy theories” in the book’s introduction.

Nestled among the usual platitudes about thanking friends and family, Brazile dedicates her book to Rich’s memory, describing him as a close colleague and “patriot”.

Rich was murdered in July 2016, two weeks before Wikileaks released a trove of emails stolen from the DNC’s servers that, among other embarrassing details, suggested that the DNC was engaged in widespread rigging of the 2016 Democratic primary to favor “front-runner” Hillary Clinton.

“In loving memory of my father, Lionel Brazile Sr.; my beloved sister, Sheila Brazioutlanle; my fearless uncles Nat, Floyd, and Douglas; Harlem’s finest, my aunt Lucille; my friend and mentor, David Kaufmann; my DNC colleague and patriot, Seth Rich; and my beloved Pomeranian, Chip Joshua Marvin Brazile (Booty Wipes). I miss y’all."

Rich, 27, a former data analyst at the DNC, was fatally shot while walking home late at night in Washington, D.C. The police believe the shooting was a robbery gone wrong. But Brazile says in her book that she was “haunted” by Rich’s death because she feared shadowy elements associated with the Clinton campaign may have played a role in his death as retribution for leaking the emails.

You can read the rest @
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-07/donna-brazile-dedicates-book-patriot-seth-rich

Why in heaven's name is the "special (sic) prosecutor" wasting his time and our money on the "Russiagate" BS? Why isn't he investigating the REAL threat to our democracy - the Clinton Crime Family and their ilk?

And when are we going to stop believing the BS still being spread by Democrats about their former bogus nominee?

https://sainthoward.blogspot.com/2017/11/how-democrats-feel-about-hillarys-crimes.html