Philosophy, Social Lunacy, Yin and Yang, Donald Trump





Social Lunacy

The only sane way to view the National Research Council’s geoengineering report is as a provocation.  It means that the American lifestyle cannot continue.  It does not mean that we need more technology to keep living the way we do.  It means technology has pushed us to the brink of ecological catastrophe.

The belief that more technology will solve the problems created by technology is an irrational article of faith.


I work in the Western ‘analytic’ tradition of philosophy. Much of analytic philosophy involves arguing for positions. So some terminology will be needed here. For our purposes, an argument is a number of premises followed by a conclusion, where the premises are intended to lend support to the conclusion. A valid argument is one in which the support is as strong as can be: the truth of the premises guarantees the truth of the conclusion. A sound argument is one that is valid and whose premises are true (and so its conclusion is true, too). An unsound argument is one that is either invalid or that has at least one false premise.


Suppose a politician tells you: ‘You should not follow any advice given to you by a politician.’ What should you do with this advice? Follow it? That’s not following the advice, since it was the exact opposite. Not follow it? That’s exactly what the advice was, so you would thereby be following it. Self-referential paradoxes have kept philosophers employed since the ancient Greeks. Georg Cantor, Bertrand Russell and Kurt Gödel shook the foundations of mathematics by exploiting self-reference in various ways. We might set our sights rather lower, but still employ self-reference fruitfully.

For example, philosophers perennially debate realism about various subject matters – ethics, aesthetics, mathematical entities, the meanings of our words, the unobservable entities posited by science, and even ordinary macroscopic objects. A popular definition is that realism about Xs is the thesis that Xs exists independently of observers (for instance, realism about electrons is the thesis that electrons exist independently of observers).

But wait – what about realism about observers? Observers do not exist independently of observers. How about: ‘Xs exist independently of minds’? That won’t do either – what about realism about minds? Minds do not exist independently of minds. So the self-referential heuristic here is to give a claim a taste of its own medicine.

Somewhat related is the time-honoured philosopher’s technique of showing that a view (or an argument) faces an infinite regress– its truth (or validity) depends on the truth of some proposition, whose truth in turn depends on the truth of some other proposition, whose truth depends on… The sequence of dependencies has no end.


‘It was a horrible thing to contemplate – the burial of a house and no doubt its occupants, as well as so many other parts of their lives. It’s a really sobering experience to sift through those artefacts,’ Atwater said.

Linking traditional Native American stories to historic records of a Japanese tsunami was considered an exception, not the start of a fruitful geological collaboration. It seemed that McAdoo, Nunn and Atwater’s explorations would be confined to the fringes of geology.

Then the 2004 tsunami struck.



I am not a teacher. Unlike McPherson, I make no such claims toward that role or identity. In fact, I think the burden rests on the learner, not the teacher, to go to whatever sources they can find that satisfies the desire for knowing. A librarian is someone who points toward the right section of library shelves, maybe recommends authors and titles.

These days, most stuff is online and readily available, if you can be bothered to search. Most people can learn all that they want to know about almost any subject, via the internet. The hardest part is trying to figure out what is worthwhile and what’s rubbish.

I suppose that the primary task of teaching should be passing on the knowledge, wisdom, traditions, values, of this generation on to the next generation, so that the children can grow up and function effectively in the world as they find it.

Of course, everyone can dispute this forever, and argue about what’s appropriate to teach and what the oncoming world is expected to be like. It’s not like you can learn a selection of basic static stuff and then be done, carrying that along. Because, now, everything changes, at an increasing pace, and to keep up you have to be learning all the time, on the fly.

I am so sick of what I see happening, I really do not care anymore, whether humans survive or not. The future I see coming is not somewhere where I wish to live. But that is an exceedingly bleak and painful message for anyone who has kids whom they love and cherish.

If I was a teacher, what would I teach ? I can only talk about stuff I know about, and there’s vast areas about which I have very little knowledge. Maybe we can make a general divide between teaching some kind of skill, be it woodwork or computers, and a more general kind, like the philosophical basis underlying what education is supposed to be concerned with.

I would be no good as a teacher, because I’m temperamentally unsuited. I’d refuse to teach what I was told to teach, get into fights in the staff room, get myself blacklisted from the profession for any number of reasons. But, as a thought experiment, I can avoid those hazards and calamities.

What would I teach, in this imaginary fantasy scenario ? Probably, I’d require the students to read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig, and to come back with a few pages explaining to me what it’s about. While they were absorbed in that task, I’d do whatever I felt inclined toward, to preserve my equanimity and mental health.

Some people disparaged Trump for spending too much time on his golf course. But, imo, it’s very good if he spent most of his time there. He needs to stay as sane and relaxed as possible, tuned into something he feels familiar with, picking up the vibes from all the plotting and scheming that surrounds him.

In the Western analytical tradition of philosophy, mentioned in the header, the ideal is to think and to reason. My main criticism of that approach is that you are limiting yourself. We are more than merely thinking machines, we have other aspects to our beings, which can make important contributions. This has been scientifically verified, for example, by Dean Radin and others.

The more eastern traditions, like Taoism, would favour having a still and empty mind as being a requirement for developing wisdom in worldly affairs. Wu Wei, kind of thing. But why is it an either/or ? Why not take advantage of both, rational and mystical, the logical and the poetic, intuitive, right brain and analytical left brain ? If you can.

I read somewhere that Steve Jobs said that Apple did not hire the smartest people to be able to tell them what to do. ‘We hire the smartest people so that they can tell us what to do’.

Similarly, I’d like to teach smart children who told me what they think is happening, so I could learn from them, and then throw back at them whatever strengths or weaknesses I perceived in what they told me. So, start with Pirsig. Then the Alice through the Looking Glass, and in Wonderland, books, explain to me what they are about. Then The Matrix movie.

And then the Flat Earth video I posted recently. Review all the arguments and refute them, and then take the opposing stance, prove that the Earth is indeed flat. This would cover philosophy, science, critical thinking, politics and also rhetoric.

I don’t know, maybe it’d take a year to do some justice to all of that. Each student should be able to argue, with equal skill and conviction, that the world is flat and that the world is round, and then, in the light of neuroscience and quantum physics, that it is neither, and maybe, for bonus points, bring in the various metaphysical positions that claim that there is nothing at all in the first place, this world does not exist, it’s a sort of dream. Or nightmare.

A good attorney should be able to work for the prosecution or the defence with equal facility. Indeed, if you wish to win the case, you had better have a pretty good insight into what the opposing lawyers are going to be thinking and throwing at you.

However, what happens when the attorney is at home, alone in bed, thinking about what really happened ? Did they convict an innocent person or enable a guilty one to go free ? Perhaps they have their own private and personal position in their own heart, that is an independent arbiter. The judge and jury are supposed to play that role, if justice is to prevail.

It would be nice if everyone could openly declare their authentic and genuine positions, and strive for truth and morality. You know, if the defence counsel could say ‘Well, my client is actually a disgusting individual who lies about everything, so I’ll be glad to see him convicted’. But then that lawyer will not get any more clients.

And if you are fighting in a life or death situation, you commit suicide if you tell your adversary in advance what you are intending to do to them. Trust in God but tether your camel. Innocence and naivity are attractive traits, one reason why we love animals and children, but if you are not street smart, you’ll soon get into trouble.

So the trick is, to keep your soul pure and uncorrupted, but also to survive amidst all the wickedness and turmoil. Seems not many people are good at that trick, and if you seek power and wealth, where the competition is ferocious, ruthless, cruel  and devious people rise to the top and decide the rules of the game.

So why not join them, and become deceitful, dishonest and sadistic ? I think it’s because everyone has to live with themselves. Do you want to live with something like that as your one constant companion, hiding the vile deeds and iniquities buried inside your life ? I do not. I like to feel good about myself, in so far as that is possible. Not guilty, ashamed, disgusted, by who or what I am, or have become.

I think this is what the idea of karma is about. Although there are differing interpretations, and this one is not the most subtle and sophisticated. So, this is what I would attempt to teach.

A sense that there is subjective value in being honest, decent, noble, chivalrous, charitable, as an ideal to strive toward in all one’s affairs. But the question remains, when is it appropriate to abandon ethics and to fight dirty, because it’s a matter of survival. Or not.

What is the point in sitting down at a poker game, filled with love and generosity, where you intend to lose everything that you possess ? That’s stupid. If everyone does that it’s no longer a poker game. You have to operate on the assumption that everybody involved is trying to trick everyone else and that every grimace and twitch of an eyebrow is aimed at gaining an advantage.

If you hate competition and rivalry, avoid such situations. However, they might be forced upon you. There’s a taoist saying, something like ‘Stay with the yin but know the yang’, which I’d interpret as always stay with the yin qualities, be passive, polite, gentle, gracious, non-aggressive, yielding, soft, weak, flexible, tranquil, etc, but when necessary turn to the active yang qualities, aggressive, righteous fury, hard, violent, ruthless, deadly. Being a nice friendly guy does not mean being unable to defend yourself and yours, if the need arises.

If you are afraid to assert yourself with total determination, commitment and resolve, and want to avoid any conflict or discord, then people will have no respect, they’ll treat you as a doormat and walk all over you. You must have the skill and courage to stand up for your own existence.

In many ways, it is much easier to learn physical self-defence techniques, than it is to learn how to protect yourself psychologically and emotionally. I think this problem is going to quickly become much, much worse, so learning about it should be a priority.

We all know what it is like trying to get tech support, or to make a complaint to a corporation.

You get stranded in a purgatory of having to listen to appalling canned music, repeated recorded loops of human speech, telling you how much they love and appreciate you, as your lifetime ticks away. And if you ever get a human, they have impressive defences against allcomers, they’ll pass you on to another department, where you begin the procedures all over again. That sort of thing.

There’s a some awful crazy people on the loose out there. Never can tell when you are going to meet a small incident, something bad that suddenly gets worse.





Well, one reason why I’ve given up caring what happens to the human species, is because of the blind insanity of charging into easily predictable disasters. Like Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning. This is not driven by wisdom or ethics or democratic demand, it’s driven by the lust for military domination, increased profits and power. And, imo, it’s taking us all rapidly into a dystopian hell. Well, if that’s where you all want to end up, the corporations and governments are keen to take you there as fast as they can.

I mean, is everyone so blind that they cannot understand this. They now have AI where the computers or whatever they exist on, are producing their OWN languages, which the humans who built the systems CANNOT understand. (Funny that they all turn out to speak Norwegian, or what sounds like Norwegian to me, as their preferred medium for communicating.)

I always thought that the advocates for genetic engineering were deeply misguided, but in some ways this is even worse. Because this new tech crap will be everywhere, replacing human beings. And when even the handful of experts who build the most advanced stuff get locked out by their own creations, then what ?

It’s bad enough now, when systems fail. But at least, when some portion of the power grid or financial system crashes, someone eventually figures out what went wrong and how it happened.

Soon they’ll be handing the controls over to autonomous machine intelligence which will be making it’s own decisions and choices, and keeping humans right out of the loop. The self-idolising maniacs who work on this stuff think it’s all so great, but for the rest of us, well, as far as they are concerned, we are a nuisance and deserve to vanish. Yuk.

Keith Elder posted a comment with a link to a Jeffrey St. Clair article that analyses the current situation re Trump, etc.

Followers may recall that I recently mentioned a quote by Kruschev (Nikita Sergueïevitch Khrouchtchiov, the guy who became President of the Soviet Union, following Stalin) that stuck in my head, that all politicians campaigning for election promise that every town and village will be provided with a new bridge, if he wins, even the towns and villages which have no rivers will get lovely new bridges. And of course, it never happens, no new bridges ever arrive.

So I am myself not very surprised or taken off guard that Trump does not provide all those beautiful  bridges that he promised whilst campaigning. It’s what I expected. However, Trump’s recent reversals have been so stark and shocking that it’s not so much that the promised bridges are not appearing, but more like the existing bridges are being demolished and removed, causing some grievous consternation and dismay.

I don’t need to add the St. Clair’s thoughts, which cover the ground quite well. My simple understanding is that all Trump had to do to win was to capture the folks who would never support Hillary, by saying what they wanted to hear. That was easy enough, all he had to do was to ask them what they wanted (new bridges), and then reflect their desires back to the audience, with lavish promises of bridges for all.

And to do that mostly in the States that mattered for the Electoral College system.

Now that Trump is in power, he does not need all those people who worked so hard for his success. They are mostly the MAGA right wing nationalists who want to put the interests of their own nation and people first, as a priority.

It reminds me of the Ukraine, if anyone remembers, where the right wing nationalists, who wanted an independent country focussed on their heritage and traditions, were the ones who fought hardest against the Yuroshenko government and the Berkut police in the Maidan. And then, when Nuland and the the CIA had installed the junta (almost all jews, in a country with only 2% jewish population) the loyal right wing neonazi nationalists who did most of the hard street fighting, were no longer needed by Poroshenko. In fact, they were a threat, so he sent them off to the east to fight the Donbass insurgency, where they were killed by the thousands in the most miserable circumstances, not receiving promised money, food, equipment and weapons.

We see the same pattern in what happened in Egypt, when the supporters of Morsi who fought so hard in the Tahrir Square, for their Moslem ideals, were then betrayed and hundreds executed. And, although not so much blood and death here, perhaps the greatest disappointment in recent British history, Anthony Blair, who lied his way into power at the head of the British Labour party, and then proceeded to do everything he’d faithfully promised he would never do.

Funny thing is, that the masses always fall for the same dirty tricks and never learn. They always hope that THIS TIME, it’s different. The new guy, rather than being just another professional liar, will honestly represent their real interests and demands.

I don’t have enough information to know for sure why Donald Trump very suddenly revised most of his positions. Some thoughts were offered here on ZeroHedge this morning.

Among the reasons speculated for President Trump’s abrupt reversal of his campaign positions:

  • Trump actually believes Assad was responsible, based on false intelligence fed to him by National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and others, or on an emotional appeal from his daughter, Ivanka, based on sensational media coverage.
  • Trump doesn’t believe it but someone gave him The Talk: «Do what you’re told, Mr. President, or you and Barron will end up like Jack Kennedy.»
  • Whether or not he believes Assad is to blame for the CW attack, Trump wants to improve ties with the Russians and work together with them to defeat the jihadists in Syria and end the war, and perhaps cut a «grand bargain» that includes Ukraine, but he can’t because of the domestic pressure from the media, the Deep State, almost all of the Democrats, and a lot of Republicans on the evidence-free charge that Moscow tried to skew the 2016 election. (That seems to be partly working, with many formerly harsh critics now praising him. On the other hand, his own base is now split between those cheer any jingoistic use of force and those who see that another optional war will doom his domestic priority to «Make America Great Again!») The one piece of evidence that supports this conjecture is the extremely limited pinprick nature of the US strike on Shayrat.
  • Related to the previous point, given the power of the domestic forces conspiring against him, Trump needed to project strength. (My guess is that Moscow, Beijing, and others will conclude just the opposite: he is weak and not even master in his own house.)
  • Trump is impulsive and lacking in substance, so he goes for the quickest and easiest path to what he perceives to be current advantage. The praise of his former detractors – mainly those who have denigrated and derided him – will prove short-lived. At the earliest opportunity those hailing him now as «presidential» will be the first to call for his head.
  • Trump’s real priority was to impress the Chinese on Korea, with a show of force during President Xi Jinping’s summit in the US. Sending an aircraft carrier group to the waters near Korea with a barrage of bellicose rhetoric that the US will resolve the North Korea issue if China doesn’t reinforces this theory, at least in part. Whether Xi was impressed the way Trump might have intended it is another conjecture.


Whatever the motives, the real question is what comes next. Aside from when another false flag may occur – which Washington in effect invited with threats of a further, more devastating military action against Syria – it matters whether behind closed doors Tillerson’s proposals differed from his public comments.

FWIW, I do not think that the left versus right analysis offered by most academics and intellectuals is particularly useful anymore. I think that there are rival factions of criminal organisations who compete for power, and they’ll use the political talking heads to put out whatever offers they believe will swing things in their favour.

The left try to bribe voters with more toilet cubicles for more minorities, the right try to bribe them with big walls, thus they divide the population into rival camps who hate each other. The elites laugh their way to the banks.

I see the Hillary/Democrat/Progressive side as a cover for the Clinton Foundation crime syndicate, which began in Arkansas, making $100 million a month, flying weapons down to Central America and returning with cocaine. Once that little business was organised and running well, they shifted operations to Washington, and used the entire US administration as tools to expand their operations.

It’s not so hard to understand. With the spying capabilities provided the internet, the various agencies and corporate assistants could find all the crime ratlines all around the world, that had been making big money in illegal activity. Then, all that they needed to do was to coopt or kill the guys at the tops of those lucrative enterprises and replace them with their own people. Be it drugs, weapons, sex trafficking, child porn, organ harvesting, or whatever.

The CIA have been involved with that shit since they originated, for example, growing opium in Burma’s Golden Triangle, during the Vietnam War period, refining it to heroin, and shipping it to the USA inside the cadavers of dead American GIs. It’s a way to make big money for black ops whilst avoiding transparent accountability to the instruments of the larger government, Congress, etc.

This sort of corruption has been going on forever, think of HSBC banks roots in the opium trade from India to China. Michael Ruppert found out about the CIA selling coke to the Los Angeles underworld. As George Webb has amply demonstrated, once someone finds a very good way of making enormous amounts of money through some loophole, it does not get forgotten, others try the same tricks.

So Lucky Luciano imported heroin inside wax oranges, and now the Clinton Foundation follow the same strategy, importing heroin inside mangos and rice from Afghanistan, via Pakistan. And instead of British gunboats going to China to enforce the trade, against the will of the Chinese government, it’s the US Army, State Department, USAID and Dyncorp in Afghanistan that serve the same role.

As the saying goes ‘All wars are bankers wars’, that’s because Rothschilds et al discovered a similar trick, and once learned it’s not forgotten. The very best way to make easy money, is to get an entire country indebted from waging a very expensive war, and then the population has to work for many decades to repay the loans back to the bankers. If there’s ever any danger of this cash flow drying up, the bankers engineer new wars to replenish their supply.

So long as nations can be persuaded to fight, and fear the threat of conquest, they’ll keep borrowing money to develop weapons, which makes a lot of profit for the arms corporations. When war actually breaks out, they become even more desperate to borrow money, so they are easily played by the bankers to accept exorbitant terms.

As St Clair points out, the real enemy are the warmongering MSM, because they are the instrument that foments the fear and frenzy, with lies and propaganda, so that the masses can be manipulated into accepting what’s against their interests, that is, to die and be killed, so that the bankers can get richer.

And who owns the MSM ? A handful of corporations mostly run by jewish CEOs, so that the interests that get served are those of Zionism and Israel, not the British, American, or any other people. Hence, when many people get to understand this, the jews become a target of anger and hatred. They use Hollywood movies and TV to try and paint over the whole issue, with more propaganda and lies. But this has been going on since at least the 12th C when they were expelled from England by King Edward 1st. It’s a pattern that’s been repeated over and over again.

Personally, I have not (yet) given up on Trump or turned against him. Because I have never met the fellow in person to get an accurate appraisal of his character, all I have are the public sources which I mostly do not have much confidence in. The reversals he has made are baffling in many ways. He must have his own reasons but I do not know what they are. I do not believe he is simply perverse and betrayed his loyal supporters merely for the hell of it. I think he would have preferred to remain looking good for them. So there must have been some pressure that forced him to change.

When we look at what has happened in Europe, since the Ukraine crisis began, and with all the immigration, what struck me was that almost all the European leaders acted against the interests of their own populations. And I have no doubt that the reason has been that they are controlled from behind the scenes, in this case by the CIA and NATO and it’s ‘friends’, which have compromised and captured almost all the significant positions of power.

So probably, Trump has been ‘got at’ by some force, and is responding accordingly.

There are many theories as to the real root of the malign power that manipulates events. Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Kissinger, Soros, the elite 0.01% of mega wealthy families, the Jesuits, the Saudis, the British MI5/6, Mossad, Bilderbergers, Skull and Bones, Bank of International  Settlements, the Black Pope story, etc, etc, and more.

Finding the real truth and demonstrating that it is the correct story is not so easy.  

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228 Responses to Philosophy, Social Lunacy, Yin and Yang, Donald Trump

  1. ulvfugl says:

    Ace006 Apr 15, 2017 2:36 AM
    An excellent analysis.

    Tillerson in that press conference with Lavrov was all about arrogance and deceit.

    The U.S. had decided Assad and his family would not be playing a role in Syria. And Congress and the Constitution could be ignored. Tillerson was cold, unyielding, and uninterested in the views of the Russians. Lavrov was rational, knowledgeable, and, I think, amazed at what he’d just seen in private.

    There are many reasons to doubt the culpability of Assad, sensible people don’t rush to judgment on important matters on flimsy evidence, and immediate action was entirely unnecessary. Therefore action was taken based on reasons not declared.

    I recall reading somewhere shortly after the inauguration that Trump’s and Putin’s first phone call had not gone well. I’ve no idea where I read that. It was an “uh oh” moment. Then the days went by with not one indication whatsoever appe aring that Trump intended any kind of a retreat from the domestic hysteria that has reigned since November.

    There was no meet and greet in the Greek islands, no invitation to the expelled spies to return, and for damn sure no meaningful cooperation in Syria. There’s the source of U.S. hostility: Russia is an obstacle to our pro-head chopper foreign policy. Thus, Russia is deeply resented.

    Well, we’ll see what kind of a climb down is in store for our new Metternich, our budding Richelieu, when the Japanese and S. Koreans not so politely express their adamant opposition to playing the part of extras in the Trump movie now in production.

    And now where are we if Trump promised some good trade deals with “Chyina” in exchange for cooperation on NK? I thought we were going to straighten out big trade and business problems with them and now that’s compromised to pursue a dangerous new policy that wasn’t mentioned ever in the last 16 months. Have we merely replaced an America-hating, communist, salafist-loving man of mystery with some kind of loose cannon? I know. He’s going to handle N. Korea in between enacting Obamacare II and tax reform. It makes sense now.

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    herbivore Apr 15, 2017 12:41 AM
    I think Steve Bannon needs to resign and hold a press conference in which he describes in gory detail the lunacy that is Donald Trump and the war hawks in his cabinet and the threats they pose to humanity. Bannon is an excellent public speaker, based on the youtube video I watched of him. Would he be too afraid he would be assassinated? Like Trump said “We do bad things too” in response to being asked about how evil Putin is. The threat of assassination would be real but I sure hope he takes the risk.

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    hooligan2009 herbivore Apr 15, 2017 2:25 AM
    political assassinations tend to be executed because of what someone migt do, not what they have done. when the cats out of the bag, what is the point? revelatory protections (released on death) are the standard insurance policy.

    either trump has bargained progress on health care and tax reform or he has been threatened/blackmailed to abandon/spit on his support base of common sense.

    i think the latter.

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    herbivore Apr 15, 2017 12:34 AM
    What WON’T be a False Flag is when Russia sinks U.S vessels or shoots down U.S. planes in response to American bombing of Syria again, which will happen immediately following the next American-sponsored False Flag chemical attack. Then we’re off to the races. How quickly does it escalate to a nuclear exchange…days? weeks? I’ve asked it before and I’ll ask it again…does Trump, his family, his cabinet, the Congress critters, the media…do they think they will emerge from their bunkers victorious, and life will go on more or less as before? See, I don’t even think they ask that question. I think they believe Russia will back down. They’re counting on Russia backing down, they must believe this with almost absolute certainty- otherwise, they are psychopaths through-and-through. Otherwise, they are among the dumbest humans alive. Trump is rather dumb, but some of the people around him are very smart, albeit self-centered. But even that self-centeredness has a strong survival component. Wilber Ross, Gary Cohn, and especially Steve Bannon, they don’t want to see the planet reduced to a burned out cinder. It all makes no sense to me. I come back to the idea that they must be CERTAIN Russia will back down.

    This will seem heretical to most of you but since planetary survival seems most important, maybe the best thing would have been for Bernie Sanders to have won. I think he would have not acted in such a manner as to cause nuclear armageddon.

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    mog herbivore Apr 15, 2017 3:19 AM
    Russia will not back down.
    Dream on
    It will not back down and it will have the support of most people on the planet – if not the governments.

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    Victor999 herbivore Apr 15, 2017 1:54 AM
    You, like many Americans, still believe that people make a difference in American politics – elect the right bloke and things will change for the better.

    The undeniable fact is that your government has been taken over by others who don’t even recognise the people of America as anything other than enemies of the state. No one in America will reach the presidency who has not been vetted deeply by these folks. And if by some VERY remote chance someone did get through the screen, they would be instantly marginalised or assassinated – as was Trump.

    You have lost your country. Face it.

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    Ajax_USB_Port_R… Apr 14, 2017 11:32 PM
    Looks like we’re gearing up for World Wars III, IV, and V.

    Resources are going to be spread too thin for conventional warfare. Damn!

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    Victor999 Ajax_USB_Port_Repair_Service_ Apr 15, 2017 1:55 AM
    There won’t be a WWIV or WWV.

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    Grandad Grumps Apr 14, 2017 11:28 PM
    The Chabad Lubavich extremist president Kushner wants WAR! Lacky bitch Trump will do as he is told.

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    milking institute Apr 14, 2017 11:26 PM
    Calm down people,exon mobile and goldman sack have got this one,silly worry warts….

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    OccamsCrazor Apr 14, 2017 11:25 PM
    this article is a bunch of horse shit. Ignore it.

    There isn’t going to be any WWIII.

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    hooligan2009 OccamsCrazor Apr 15, 2017 2:29 AM
    trump is not alexander the great, but he will attempt the solution to the gordian knot – similar to occams razor, but only ever using deadly, shiny bits of metal

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    Victor999 OccamsCrazor Apr 15, 2017 1:58 AM
    The only ones who believe that WWIII is not possible are those who believe Russia will in the end back down. It simply will not happen. You will be saying that even when the ships are sinking, the planes are being blown out of the air and the bombs are falling on your cities.

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    galant OccamsCrazor Apr 14, 2017 11:57 PM
    Thank you for that advice.

    Who could reject such a thoughtful, reasoned rebuttal of the author’s arguments?

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    Ace006 galant Apr 15, 2017 2:14 AM
    That’s funny.

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    gougeonit Apr 14, 2017 11:21 PM
    Trump; Pushing all his chips in the middle, on a pair of three’s and sixes

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    Rebel yell Apr 14, 2017 11:19 PM
    I only pray that some silent genius is building robots that will take out the deep state MIC, Goldman Fed-cartel and swamp cabinet once and for all!

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    Victor999 Rebel yell Apr 15, 2017 1:59 AM
    You got that all wrong – it is the Deep State that is building the robots to take you out.

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    G-R-U-N-T Apr 14, 2017 11:14 PM
    Ugh, I hope Trump doesn’t turn into Lynden Johnson and regret losing all those innocent lives.

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    Jkweb007 Apr 14, 2017 11:08 PM
    Seriously Russia attacking Poland stop smoking that CNN . Lets get real if Russia wanted it and invaded would you be willing to have a nuclear confrontation no way. What goes on over there is there business. If Poland isnt willing to defend itself then as they say from the victor come the spoils. Yet Russia is not attacking anyone the U.S. has invaded numerous cou tries and with no declaration of war just say its terrorism and green light is on. The U.S. has lost track of the constitution, freedom, monroe doctrine to name a few.

    The best way peace can come now is crash the dollar. We will be the next USSR BANKRUPT NATION unable to fund its large military. China and Russia have been on that track create a gold back trade note and stop this toilet paper the world trades called the dollar. I think the elite know thats down the road and want to blame the collapse on war. It will be difficult for us but I rather see the dollar collapse than a burning world.

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    mog Jkweb007 Apr 15, 2017 3:30 AM
    Poland is a warmongering whore.
    They cause the wars and drag in others to fight them.
    World war 2 for a start but that hasn’t sated them.
    Now they want World war 3.
    They are a nasty nation and people.
    You want to see the 2,000,000 who have invaded Britain.
    They grab everything not nailed down.
    Hundreds of thousands living off full welfare and the British taxpayer – shamelessly.
    It was the Polish invasion that won Brexit.
    They all need kicking out.
    Leeches and if they want to confront Russia – get on and do it without dragging in Europe and Britain AGAIN

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    BitchezGonnaBitch mog Apr 15, 2017 4:58 AM
    Wow, never heard this before. Wanna break this down into smaller pieces so I can correct some of those points? At least I hope I can, because it sounds like you have a major axe to grind.

    Apart from the lunatic govt, Poland’s awesome. People are great, food is great, women are amazing. Even the weather is pretty good mate. You should visit. I recommend Krakow and Wroclaw for top laughs.

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    BarkingCat mog Apr 15, 2017 4:46 AM
    Good. At least they get some of the gold back that Britain stole from Poland after WWII started.

    As far as war mongering whores, no one tops the Brits or more precisely the English.

    Have you fuckers left North Ireland yet??

    The British have fought wars against France, Spain, Germany and Russia to name on a few.

    Where were these wars fought?? France, Spain, Germany and Russia. Brits always the fucking aggressor.

    Enjoy your decline and Islamization you inbred child fuckers.

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    jet20 Apr 14, 2017 11:05 PM
    Why did Trump turn into George W. faster than a cruise missile?

    Because Kushner turned into Cheney!

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    tony bonn Apr 14, 2017 10:58 PM
    absolutely no difference between hillary and the jewtard-in-chief in the white house. lies about assad are so foolish and laughable but with 100s of millions of idiot americans, their stupid-fuck little minds can be twishted to believe any jewish lie – such as the holocaust and that assad gassed the chidrens. these people are a cancer on the world and need to be removed from this country.

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    Hamm Jamm Apr 14, 2017 10:54 PM
    Did you think that this president would be any different from the last series of war mongers… LOLOLOLOLOL

    whoa you didn’t see that coming

    keep voting … its making a difference !

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    Stinkworx Apr 14, 2017 10:53 PM
    Russia will not bow down to America in Ukraine or Syria. If the US don’t pull back their proxy forces (Isis) there will be a war and I think the US will get their bum wiped

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    Fantasy Free Ec… Apr 14, 2017 10:48 PM
    There will be no war. Here is why.

    Watch for a sudden let up in tensions, probably Sunday night or before U.S. financial markets open in monday.

    Look for a Trump is wonderful, be did it, aint he something short squeeze on monday.

    Also watch for some unexpected good news that is so wonderful that we just can’t stand it.

    I don’t know how long it will last or if there will be any follow through because everyone knows the drill.

    But, it will happen.

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    slyder wood Fantasy Free Economics Apr 14, 2017 11:30 PM

    We all get chocolate cake?

    HowdyDoody slyder wood Apr 15, 2017 7:08 AM
    Rothschilds are investing Russia – betting both ways as usual.

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    Publicus Apr 14, 2017 10:36 PM
    Goodbye California.

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    Son of Captain Nemo Publicus Apr 14, 2017 10:42 PM
    “Goodbye California.”???

    Goodbye North America (all of it) with these tools courtesy of the Russian Federation once Damascus/Aleppo/Donbass get fucked with courtesy of NATO!…

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    Son of Captain Nemo Apr 14, 2017 10:33 PM
    Jim you already have concluded it’s #2 and WE AGREE!…

    Trump and “Barron” need to figure out a way to weave this ( into this (…)…

    In order to defuse “TEAM JARED”… Or this ride for the House of Zion Jew/Wahhabi/British/American -whatever… is going to get the all over Samson option “tan” that will make the sand in the first two of those places the biggest glass skating rink in existence!!!

    Either the U.S. military will do the RIGHT THING through MUTINY as the only other alternative OR…


    Cause the American people certainly aren’t going to demand change on their own given the crimes they’ve allowed their own government to continue to commit since 9/11!!!

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    East Indian Apr 14, 2017 10:26 PM
    Lets face it. Trump has been pwned by the deep state. “How?” is only an academic question.

  2. ulvfugl says:

    Here’s the vid where the AIs show they like to converse in Norwegian, in case you missed it in the previous comments.

  3. ulvfugl says:

    But perhaps consciousness is not uniquely troublesome. Going back to Gottfried Leibniz and Immanuel Kant, philosophers of science have struggled with a lesser known, but equally hard, problem of matter. What is physical matter in and of itself, behind the mathematical structure described by physics? This problem, too, seems to lie beyond the traditional methods of science, because all we can observe is what matter does, not what it is in itself—the “software” of the universe but not its ultimate “hardware.” On the surface, these problems seem entirely separate. But a closer look reveals that they might be deeply connected.

    I should have developed this point in the essay, regarding whether the Earth is flat or round. The thing is, when you observe it or part of it, some aspect of it, you are never seeing the ‘true thing’, which is something else. What you experience is the effects that matter (the electro-magnetic spectrum) have upon your nervous system. You are experiencing effects, not the actual stuff or thing itself. What the relationship between these effects and the source of them really is, is problematical. The best eforts of the physicists give us a working theory via quantum mechanics. Which in turn shows us the Zeno Effect, that what we observe is changed by the act of observing it.

  4. ulvfugl says:

    While there were more than a few lawsuits already filed in the past several weeks related to JASTA, this is by far the biggest, and most previous lawsuits are still in limbo as the court and lawyers try to combine them into various class action groups.

    Historically, US sovereign immunity laws have prevented suits against the Saudi government related to overseas terrorism. With the release of the Saudi-related portions of the 9/11 Report last year, however, such suits were inevitable, and the federal government could no longer protect the Saudis from litigation.

    IranContra Apr 15, 2017 9:43 AM
    Good. Israel did 9/11 almost single-handedly. The Saudis have evidence, and now they have to expose it.

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    snodgrass Apr 15, 2017 9:32 AM
    It was members of the Bush administration and others who pulled off 911. The Arabs had only a minor job. Helping were the British and Israelis. When do you suppose the insurerers will sue them?

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    Herdee Apr 15, 2017 9:27 AM
    Why would the scumbags in the federal government protect Saudi Arabia anyways? What a bunch of low-lifes.

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    Whopper Goldberg Herdee Apr 15, 2017 9:37 AM
    To keep the truth hidden that the CIA/Mossad did 911

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    smacker Apr 15, 2017 9:11 AM
    “U.S. Insurers Sue Saudis For $4.2 Billion Over 9/11”

    Only USD4.2 billion? That sounds far too low to me. I’d try USD104.2 billion and bankrupt the Saudi “Royal” family and its gang of despotic animals running the country like a farmyard.

  5. ulvfugl says:

    By our calculation, it took just 76 days for President Trump to get on board with the Clinton-Bush-Obama agenda.

    Now there can be no doubt where he’s headed. He’s gone Full Empire.

    Not that it was unexpected. But the speed with which the president abandoned his supporters and went over to the Deep State is breathtaking.

    Worst Mistake
    Among the noise and hubbub of the election campaign, there was one message coming from the Trump team that was music to our ears.

    Middle East wars?

    He was against them, he said.

    He claimed to have opposed the 2003 attack on Iraq. He said it was one of the “worst mistakes” the country ever made.

    As for further involvement, why waste American lives and American wealth on wars you can’t win?

    “America First,” he said.

    This was a refreshing position. It put the Republican neocons and Establishment Republicans against him; many went over to Hillary rather than risk giving up their think tank grants and consulting fees.

    A 2013 poll showed 52% of Americans thought the U.S. should “mind its own business internationally.”

    But the elite gained power and money from foreign wars; they weren’t going to give them up. Non-entitlement spending in the swamp goes largely to cronies in the military-security industry.

  6. ulvfugl says:

    USA has been comprehensively captured.

  7. ulvfugl says:

    Jim Haygood
    April 15, 2017 at 7:29 am
    More payback for America’s Syria bombing:

    ShadowBrokers today released another cache of what appears to be extremely potent (and previously unknown) software capable of breaking into systems running Windows.

    The leak includes a litany of typically codenamed software “implants” with names like ODDJOB, ZIPPYBEER, and ESTEEMAUDIT, capable of breaking into — and in some cases seizing control of — computers running version of the Windows operating system earlier than the most recent Windows 10.

    “This is as big as it gets,” [Matthew Hickey of Hacker House] said. “Nation-state attack tools are now in the hands of anyone who cares to download them … it’s literally a cyberweapon for hacking into computers … people will be using these attacks for years to come.”

    In keeping with Operation Mockingbird guidelines, no mention is made of WHY ShadowBrokers just upped the ante. In their April 8th online manifesto after the Tomahawk attack on Syria, the group made clear that releasing the passwords to unlock weaponized NSA hacks is payback for Trump’s war piggery in Syria.

    Where are the Congressional hearings on the NSA’s catastrophic debacle? Oh, right — they’re on vacation, stuffing their snouts with chocolate Easter bunnies and such.

    The kabuki show must go on!

    Reply ↓

    April 15, 2017 at 9:54 am
    Do they really think they’re going to get away with this?

    Er, yes.

    And re the WSWS Australia censorship story–it goes without saying that propaganda and censorship are the handmaidens of fascism and that fascism is a fundamentally militaristic mindset. Perhaps the MSM’s objection to Trump all along was not that he was a fascist but that he was not nearly fascistic enough. Now they can don their flightsuits and proclaim “Mission Accomplished.”

    Maybe. It increasingly seems that with Trump it’s never clear what his next plan is or if he even has one. By next week he may forget all about his chocolate cake moment.

    Reply ↓

    Jim Haygood
    April 15, 2017 at 8:31 am
    Why won’t the Syrian tar baby let us go? Some clues from Robin Wright:

    Henry Kissinger made twenty-eight trips to Damascus—fourteen in a single month—to deal with the fallout from the 1973 Arab-Israeli War. He finally brokered an agreement with Assad, in 1974, to disengage Syrian and Israeli troops along the Golan Heights.

    Jimmy Carter met Assad in Geneva, in 1977, to explore prospects for a U.S.-Soviet conference on Middle East peace. Assad was unyielding. He demanded the return of territory seized by Israel.

    Tensions between Ronald Reagan and Assad turned openly hostile after Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon, where Syria had thousands of troops deployed.

    Between 1993 and 1996, Secretary of State Warren Christopher made almost thirty trips to Damascus, to broker a deal on the Golan Heights.

    In 2007, the C.I.A. corroborated Israeli intelligence that Syria, with North Korean blueprints and technicians, was building a secret nuclear reactor in the remote city of Deir Ezzor. Israeli warplanes attacked the site.

    It’s all about America’s squalid little nuclear-armed apartheid project on the Mediterranean, and the running sore of its illegal occupation and annexation of Syrian territory.

    Of course, the New Yorker’s tendentious headline calling the Assad family “the nemesis of nine US presidents” assumes that everything must be this way. After all, The Lobby demands it.

    But in reality, were the US to leave squabbling mideastern tribes (including the Israelis) to their own devices, Syria would be of no more import to America than Paraguay or Upper Volta.

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    April 15, 2017 at 9:33 am
    US sponsorship of 2012 institutional coup in Paraguay, ousting mildly leftist president Fernando Lugo.

    AFRICOM and the 1987 military coup in Burkina Faso (ex Upper Volta), murdering anti-colonial stalwart Thomas Sankara.

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    April 15, 2017 at 9:50 am
    +100. Nowhere on earth is immune from US interference, unless it’s resource free, completely uninhabitable, and of no strategic value whatsoever.

    Reply ↓

    April 15, 2017 at 10:28 am
    Yes, thank you. JH’s points are good, but the last sentence does not follow… All one has to do is read Chalmers Johnson’s “Blowback” and/or the story of a silent coup d’etat in 1975 Australia. The forces manipulating all these events have had an unimpeded run since the end of WWII – and there’s little stopping them now…. unless, of course, a majority of Americans (Europeans, too) become much better informed – and/or the dollar tanks. But we may see some sort of a dictatorship before that happens. Welcome to the boiling-frog world!


  8. ulvfugl says:

    Rather a lot of bullshit, methinks, linguistics does not work the way he thinks it does.

    I mean, if he was doing this in a few thousand years into the future, he’d be saying that ancient documents prove that the English called their vacuum cleaners ‘hoovers’, which shows that they worshipped J. Edgar Hoover, the King of the FBI.

    He connects ‘phony’ to the ‘Phoenicians’. There’s a similar sound but no other connection afaik, it’s dreadful nonsense.

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    Voting twice is a crime, but police will only find out if they run a check on the individual through their computer systems.

    France’s Interior Ministry has said it will not be invalidating the election because of the duplicate voting glitch.

    Democracy, eh?

  11. ulvfugl says:

    He added, “They called the cops like pussies. I spent most of the night in jail, racked up another charge. My boys were waiting for me when I was released. It was a great day! This is another example of left-wing thugs trying to intimidate and threaten real Americans when we try to exercise our First Amendment rights. We CANNOT let that fly.”

    More from Berkeleyside:

    Chapman also was arrested in Berkeley after the March 4 pro-Trump rally on suspicion of felony assault with a deadly weapon. Police said he beat people with a large stick. According to online records from the Alameda County sheriff’s office, charges have not been filed in that case. The only listed charges against Chapman in Alameda County are two misdemeanor vehicle code violations related to driving under the influence in 2009. […]

    Chapman is slated to speak in Berkeley at Saturday’s “free speech rally” at Civic Center Park, which is scheduled to begin at noon. A counter-rally organized by people on the far left will begin at 10 a.m. In early March, the last time the two sides met in the park, the protests turned bloody, police seized numerous bats and sticks, and 10 people were arrested.

    The planned pro-Trump, pro-patriot rally is sponsored by the Liberty Revival Alliance, a new group created by Rich Black, who organized the March 4 protest. The group said in a video it is seeking to put on a peaceful march. The rally will feature a number of speakers who are prominent because of their pro-gun, pro-nationalist, anti-immigrant views. Numerous supporters have posted videos to YouTube declaring that they will travel to Berkeley for the event. A man named Bunker from 2 Million Bikers has posted that he hopes to draw enough motorcycle riders to encircle Berkeley.

    Here’s the clip. (Content warning: Strong language):

  12. ulvfugl says:

    Hahahahaa, the propagandists are so incredibly crude and stupid with their Neocon bullshit. The other day this seven year old child was saying how fantastic the F35 Stealth Bomber is, everybody should buy one. Now she’s a big fan of Bill Kristol, ffs. Who writes that pathetic silly crap and expects to be believed ?

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    By John Helmer, Moscow
    When US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was telling the Russians and the US state press yesterday to stop hacking into American politics, sitting beside him was a former US Navy signals officer and lawyer named Margaret Peterlin (lead image, red circle). Peterlin’s job for the last two years was managing a Boston company specializing in cyber warfare weapons, including the latest in US computer programmes to mimic foreign hackers and convince US targets they have been hacked by Russians. Peterlin was also an advisor to Donald Trump during the presidential transition. Her targets then included Hillary Clinton and her campaign organization.

  15. ulvfugl says:

    This report provides unambiguous evidence that the White House Intelligence Report (WHR) of April 11, 2017 contains false and misleading claims that could not possibly have been accepted in any professional review by impartial intelligence experts. The WHR was produced by the National Security Council under the oversight of the National Security Advisor, Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster.

    So they are trying to pull the same Neocon trick that Rumsfeld did for the Iraq war, ignoring intelligence and using their own little cell to promote lies to influence policy.

    English Outsider said…

    BBC report, 14th April, headline-

    “What does all this bombing tell us about Trump?”

    “Mr Trump has had a good couple of weeks. He has shown a capacity to learn and adapt as a result. He has begun to understand what he doesn’t know and he has marginalised the more populist members of his team.”

    Or more succinctly, “Welcome to the dark side, Mr President.”

    Reply 15 April 2017 at 09:53 AM

    Tells us more about the mendacity of the BBC than about the US Presidency.
    They are as bad as the people who write the rubbish supposedly coming from the seven year old girl. Probably all emanates from the same sources. Warmongering paedophiles and psychopaths. BBC is complicit in war crimes.

    Kassandra said…
    “To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.”
    The International Military Tribunal for Germany (1946-09-30), Judgment of the International Military Tribunal for the Trial of German Major War Criminals: The Nazi Regime in Germany

    This blatant lie to legitimate an act of war of aggression shall result in a charge of high treason for each of the involved.

    Reply 15 April 2017 at 10:20 AM

    The Beaver said…
    East Ghouta

    After the horror of this afternoon, buses bringing refugees from Foua-Kafraya being blown by VBIED in al-Rasheen Aleppo whilst awaiting for clearance to go through (100+ dead thus far), there are whispers that Saudi-backed rebels in Ghouta have handed out gas masks to their fighters ( another false flag in the works?)

    Reply 15 April 2017 at 02:40 PM

  16. ulvfugl says:

    While US officials have upped their death count from the Afghan MOAB drop to 94, Indian authorities are claiming that at least 500 Pakistani nationals (who had been protecting the ISIS operatives in this area) were killed in the US bombing in Nangarhar province.

    One India reports that the area that was targetted was controlled by the Islamic State and protected by the Pakistan army, sources say.

    The operation that was jointly coordinated by the 201 Selab Corps of the Afghanistan army targeted the caves and tunnels that were used as hiding places by the IS. It is now clear that the Pakistan army was backing these IS operatives in Afghanistan, official sources also confirmed.

    Indian agencies who are coordinating withe counterparts in Afghanistan have learnt that there are no civilians living in the area. There were a large number of stooges of the Inter-Services intelligence who have been protecting the IS operatives in this area. The US action comes at a time when there was a huge build-up of IS forces in Afghanistan.

    Indian agencies say that the Pakistan army and the ISI were nurturing these operatives. The entire area that was bombed was under the control of the ISI officials backing the IS, sources also said. The impact of the bomb was so huge that it blew up at least 500 Pakistanis and an equal number of IS operatives.

    lolmao500 Apr 15, 2017 4:05 PM
    Karzai, the guy who worked at RAND corporation and was brought to afghanistan a week after 9/11… and paid warlords with US money so he would get “elected“ president of afghanistan… while his brother ran the heroin trade with the CIA?

    That guy?

    Yes, Karzai, whom Hillary gave billions of $s in ‘humanitarian aid’, so that a large percentage could be paid back into the Clinton Foundation in Canada and then filtered back to her accounts in the USA to pay for setting up other criminal eneterprises.

  17. ulvfugl says:

    How in the world does anyone with two brain cells believe the average American has the ability to keep increasing their spending when their wages are stagnant, real household income is falling, and Obamacare continues to siphon what little cash they might have.

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    Rebel yell Apr 15, 2017 3:56 PM
    I would like to know how anyone with two brain cells can blame the imminent implosion on Trump who hasn’t even been in office for 4 months. The Fed cartel and the previous administration are obviously to blame.

    Furthermore, regarding Trump flip flopping on all issues benefiting the Clintons, Obama, the DNC, RNC, MIC, Goldman Sachs Fed Cartel Ponzi scheme, the CIA has been exercising many hypnosis induced and drug induced mind control operations. Whose mind would you guess that they would like to control more than anyone’s?! The President of the US?! That would be my guess!
    CIA mind control operations :

    Maybe someone has been putting scopolamine in the chocolate cake ?

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    oldguyonBMXbike Justin Case Apr 15, 2017 4:00 PM
    I agree with your assessment. I believe as soon as we eliminate the psychopathic pedophile elite and confiscate their gold we can start a new era.

  18. ulvfugl says:

    The US managed to take Iraq back to the 7th Century, creating ISIS, who sell Yazidi girls as sex slaves on the internet, and with Britain, they funded the White Helmets who sell harvested organs, and children to Saudi Barbarian paedophiles, and of course, there’s Libya, which NATO bombed into a trash heap.

    Despite the destructive consequences of the 2011 invasion, the West is currently taking a similar trajectory with regard to Syria. Just as the Obama administration excoriated Gaddafi in 2011, highlighting his human rights abuses and insisting he must be removed from power to protect the Libyan people, the Trump administration is now pointing to the repressive policies of Bashar al-Assad in Syria and warning his regime will soon come to an end — all in the name of protecting Syrian civilians.

    But as the U.S. and its allies fail to produce legal grounds for their recent air strike – let alone provide concrete evidence to back up their claims Assad was responsible for a deadly chemical attack last week – more hazards of invading foreign countries and removing their heads of state are emerging.

    This week, new findings revealed another unintended consequence of “humanitarian intervention”: the growth of the human slave trade.

    The Guardian reports that while “violence, extortion and slave labor” have been a reality for people trafficked through Libya in the past, the slave trade has recently expanded. Today, people are selling other human beings out in the open.

    Same thing over and over again. These creeps create catastrophe and chaos, commit war crimes, then take the money and run, so they are never held accountable. Then a new batch of creeps come along to take their turn at it. Always backed by the same lot behind the scenes, the ‘respectable’ ones who don’t like to get blood on their expensive shoes, faraway at the Council for Foreign Relations, and NATO HQ. and Langley, Virginia, and Bilderberg.

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    Syria — President Bashar al-Assad: “The chemical attack story is a fabrication” from intel today – wordpress.. interesting commentary, and his latest from today on Mike Pompeo

    Posted by: james | Apr 15, 2017 3:46:59 PM | 11

    Car bomb kills scores of Syrians evacuating town after two years of siege

    WaPoo doesn’t know how to handle this obvious heinous attack by rebels on innocent civilians. And White Helmets are present? Very interesting. Maybe it’s to make White Helmets look like they are more impartial. Even though people in pro-govt areas lived under siege conditions, it’s the opposition’s complaints about siege conditions that get a play. At least some in the comments understand what’s going on and what the rebels are all about.

    Posted by: Curtis | Apr 15, 2017 4:10:24 PM | 12

    @12 Give it a day or two and they’ll blame Assad for not providing security.

    Posted by: dh | Apr 15, 2017 4:47:50 PM | 13

    BBC also twists in the wind of facts. They repeat rebel claims that the govt trying to bring out loyalist fighters and fears of retaliation. And they repeat the Khan Sheikhun story.

    video of the massacre

    Posted by: Curtis | Apr 15, 2017 4:59:06 PM | 14

  21. Jacob Horner says:

    Good Evenin’

    Recently stumbled on these guys and thought you might like…if not already familiar…this one just out…

    This one’s from last year…

    Lot more out there…if you do like

    “Music is the melody whose text is the world”

    Been seriously revisiting Schopenhauer of late.


  22. ulvfugl says:

    But as recent as February, before the viral glare of the global spotlight, Munoz was certain that less regulation, i.e., more power and control for major airlines like United, is what’s best for airline passengers. In a meeting with Donald Trump and other airline executives, Munoz appeared passionate about working with the businessman in chief: “We look forward to working together with the president on…modernizing our aviation infrastructure and cutting the red tape that gets in the way of our industry’s ability to deliver the best experience for our employees and customers.”

  23. ulvfugl says:

    Thanks Jacob.

    Schopenhauer is an existential philosopher who offers loopholes to the pain of existence. After long diagnosing evil in his monumental work, The World as Will and Representation , the philosopher prescribes remedies that he has administered himself during his lifetime. His formula holds in a few words: if the world is bad to be, it may be beautiful to see .
    Schopenhauer constructs his model of philosophical wisdom around three key themes: negative happiness, the morality of pity and aesthetic contemplation.

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    What this incredible claim highlights is that the amount of propaganda coming out of Syria is staggering – on both sides.

    Western media largely relies on two main sources when it comes to the Syrian conflict.

    The first is the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), which is run by one man from his home in Coventry, England. This is a man who said he would only return to Syria once Assad was gone. Sound neutral?

    The second source is the rescue team known as the White Helmets, which has been discredited as a propaganda outfit multiple times. This is a group that boasts about saving as many as 65,000 civilians in areas even the New York Times admits may only have housed tens of thousands of residents to begin with. Did they save the entire city?

    Lost in translation Apr 15, 2017 7:17 PM

    Was watching assorted news videos showing SyAAF aircrews getting into old, worn MiG-21s and Su-22s, rusty iron bombs on the weapons stations, rolling down the taxiways on bald tires, and flying off to the front. Most of the pilots were old men.

    As a former US Air Force man accustomed to only the very best equipment, hardware, and gear, I was moved by the valor of these men. They have excellent educations and marketable skill sets, and could flee to the West if they chose.

    Instead they fight on, short of everything, with no stand-off weapons, no PGMs, no night vision. Making high risk/low altitude bomb runs with unguided munitions, fighting an uphill battle against foes funded and supported by the richest countries on Earth, for some years now.

    Such bravery. I respect and admire the air and ground crews of the SyAAF, very much.

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    veeger Lost in translation Apr 15, 2017 8:07 PM
    i agree with you………and these people are no different than us…they will fight to the last man , just as we would………….this war will last a very long time……

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    winged flaminratzazz Apr 15, 2017 7:54 PM
    “Nobody Knows What’s Happening In Syria, But Everyone Is Bombing It Anyway”


    “Everybody Knows What’s Happening In Syria Is Because Of Israel, But Everyone Is Afraid To Say It”

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    Itinerant stizazz Apr 15, 2017 10:24 PM
    There are still bad and worse outcomes: If Assad is taken out, there will be a genocide on all ethnic and religious minorities, including the oldest Christian communities in the world — they are only safe in government controlled areas. It seems that all these Western experts are oblivious to the fact that there aren’t queues of democrats to fill the political vacuum that would ensue. The Jihadi murderers would be in the driver’s seat.

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    Jorge Puello, who has recently been in Haiti, is the Jewish gentleman who allegedly leads a child sex abuse network that recruited children for prostitution in Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and El Salvador. (Jorge Anibal Torres Puello) ‘He served in the U.S. Army in a military intelligence unit. He worked undercover with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.’ (Legal adviser for Americans in Haiti facing his own charges)

    Jem777 0 points (+0|-0) 19 minutes ago
    Great Post. It must have been crazed madness in Haiti as the Clinton Foundation & friends were making “bank” off of child trafficking and organ harvesting at the same time.

    These Haitians were turned into walking &’alive human body parts to the elite. Only problem many were alive. How did they die in such s catastrophe where transplant doctors are waiting to to take organs out ofnprolrlr that are then sold on the black market. Once again HRC is a villain but weak immoral leaders are hiding out in islsnds with no extradition policy.


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    Whopper Goldberg SummerSausage Apr 15, 2017 6:29 PM
    These pigs will be wiped off the face of the earth



    “The Nations will exhort to tranquility. They will be ready to sacrifice everything for peace, but WE WILL NOT GIVE THEM PEACE until they openly acknowledge our International Super-Government, and with SUBMISSIVENESS.”(Zionist Congress at Basle in 1897)

    From almost 140 years ago…

    “The Jewish people…will attain world dominion by the dissolution of other races, by the abolition of frontiers, the annihilation of monarchy…In this new world order the Children of Israel will furnish all the leaders without encountering opposition.

    The Governments…forming the world republic will fall without difficulty into the hands of the Jews. It will then be possible for the Jewish rulers to abolish private property, and everywhere to make use of the resources of the state. Thus will the promise of the Talmud be fulfill ed, in which is said that when the Messianic time is come the Jews will have all the property of the whole world in their hands.

    1879 Baruch Levy, Letter to Karl Marx, reproduced in La Revue de Paris,

    p. 54, June 1, 1928

    Whopper Goldberg SummerSausage Apr 15, 2017 6:25 PM
    Real jews are good, Zionists are scum

    Learn more here.

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    In one experiment, researchers from France and Switzerland showed how such perturbations could cause a computer to mistake a squirrel for an grey fox, or a coffee pot for a macaw.

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    Easter echoes the eons old human festivity to celebrate the March exquinox (in the northern hemisphere) and the arrival of spring. The dark and cold days of winter are gone. The bright time of fertility has come.

    Today’s fertility symbols of Easter, the egg and the hare, relate to the old Germanic fertility goddess Eostre (Ostara). Ishtar, a Mesopotamian goddess of love, stepped down into the underworld of death but was revived. The Christian resurrection of Jesus is probably a transformation of this older hopeful tale.

    When the Christian message spread from its eastern Mediterranean origin its incorporation of old local gods and fables helped to convert the multi-theistic societies to the new monotheistic* believe. The gods of the pre-Christian religions were not completely discarded but their tales transformed to support the new united message the Christian preachers were spreading.

    But whatever. – It is spring, the darkness vanishes and it is my favored holiday. This year the Julian and Gregorian calendars coincide. We thus follow the Russian Barbarians and wish us all Happy Easter

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    Still in print, On Growth and Form was more than a decade in the planning. Thompson would regularly tell colleagues and students — he taught at what is now the University of Dundee, hence the local media interest — about his big idea before he wrote it all down. In part, he was reacting against one of the biggest ideas in scientific history. Thompson used his book to argue that Charles Darwin’s natural selection was not the only major influence on the origin and development of species and their unique forms: “In general no organic forms exist save such as are in conformity with physical and mathematical laws.”

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    This site, a cave high up a limestone cliff, was made famous in the 1940s when researchers found the remains of around 20 hunter-gatherers who were buried there 13,000–11,000 years ago. Throughout decades of excavation, archaeologists have found (and mostly ignored) pieces of small oblong-shaped stones. But Gravel-Miguel and the site director, Julien Riel-Salvatore, noticed that the stones were out of place in the cave — they had smooth surfaces like river rocks and all shared the same long, flat shape.

    When she expressed interest in these peculiar stones, Riel-Salvatore encouraged her to investigate them further.

    “The pebble project actually almost fell in my lap,” she said. “To be honest, I thought it would be a very simple study.”

    Gravel-Miguel and her team quickly deduced that the hunter-gatherers had looked for and specifically chosen these stones from nearby beaches. However, microscopic analysis also revealed that the stones held traces of ochre, a red pigment frequently used by prehistoric people to paint the bodies of the deceased.

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    James Thompson says:
    April 16, 2017 at 1:50 am
    If someone were to assert that there is an elephant on the quad, then the failure to observe an elephant there would be good reason to think that there is no elephant there. But if someone were to assert that there is a flea on the quad, then one’s failure to observe it there would not constitute good evidence that there is no flea on the quad. The salient difference between these two cases is that in the one, but not the other, we should expect to see some evidence of the entity if in fact it existed.
     J.P. Moreland and W.L. Craig, Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview

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    there’s a brief summary at the nation of the most germane us-north korean history by Burce Cumings, on 23 March This Is What’s Really Behind North Korea’s Nuclear Provocations.

    Posted by: jfl | Apr 15, 2017 8:10:03 PM | 190

    Had forgotten this when I wrote the post above:

    Wikileaks, Podesta email about the Hillary Clinton speech for Goldman Sachs

    “We don’t want a unified Korean Peninsula” because China, not the U.S., would naturally dominate it.

    The U.S. will do everything it can to prevent reunification.

    Posted by: b | Apr 16, 2017 10:11:11 AM | 194

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    The unfortunate truth that we and our coaltion allies like; the UK, France, Denmark, Saudi Arabia (what an embarrassment to be their allies!), Qatar, etc. have sponsored these creatures against the cause of multi-confessional government does not make groups like Hayat Tahrir ash-Sham any less the enemies of humanity. But we are managing to delude ourselves into believing that a post-Assad government that includes these medievalist fanatics can be anything other than a theocracy based on Wahhabist principles of intolerance.

    The Muslims who are members or readers of this committee know that a mutually agreed truce is a sacred thing in Islam. Whoever the culpable swine were who did this are very special hominid garbage and should be dealt with as such. pl

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    Poland is the shithole of Europe in way too many aspects but here there is one that was not exposed yet: for decades and still today Poland uses North Korean slave labor while everybody, in Warsaw as in Brussels pretends not to know.

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    In December an agreement had allowed for the exchange of wounded civilians. When buses were on their way to evacuated elderly and wounded from the northern Shia cities they were torched by some rebel group. New buses had to be send but in the end the exchange worked out.

    Last week a new agreement had been reached about a complete population exchange of the cties. All inhabitants of the northern cities were to be brought to government held areas. All inhabitants of the southern cities to the “rebel” held areas. Iran, speaking for the Syrian government, and Qatar, a patron of the “rebels”, negotiated the deal. There are many other issues involved in the deal including Qatari hostages held by Shia groups in Iraq, very large payment from Qatar to “rebel” groups (al-Qaeda) and some non-disclosed items.

    “Rebel” groups in Idelb government are either aligned with al-Qaeda in Syria or with the Qatari sponsored Ahrar al Sham. Ahrar al-Sahm is the group responsible for the execution of the negotiated population exchange. Parts of al-Qaeda have publicly disagreed with the deal.

    Yesterday some 5,000 inhabitants of the northern cities were brought by bus convoy to the government held city of Aleppo but were stopped while still in the “rebel” controlled area. Inhabitants from the southern city had been brought to Aleppo and were kept under government guard. Some additional negotiations about a minor issue were going on.

    The civilians in their buses, mostly elderly and children, were guarded by “rebels” of Ahrar al Sham. They were hungry. Someone appeared on the scene and distributed crisps. When children flocked around the food distribution a car drove up and a very large explosion occurred. Four buses full of people and a number of cars were totally destroyed (Pics: 1, 2, 3)

    It is completely clear who committed this massacre. But the BBC insinuates “the government did it.”

    More people died in this attack than in the Khan Sheikhun chemical incident which killed some people in a rebel held area. The incident was likely a false flag attack staged by the “rebels” without any involvement of the government side. A Trump NSC report falsely claimed evidence that the Syrian government was the guilty party in that incident and the U.S. then bombed one of the Syrian airports.

    95 children were burned and smashed to death in yesterday’s suicide attack. They will not be honored as “beautiful children”, as Trump called two blond babies in a Khan Sheikhun photo. The babies killed yesterday were “pro-regime” evacuees (CNN speak).

    The victims of yesterday’s massacre will get much less media coverage than the few documented victims of the Khan Sheikhun incident. That bit they will get will abuse the dead, as BBC does, to incite against the vast majority of the Syrian people who are with their government.


    Information manipulation in its highest form, most appalling. Canada’s Globe and Mail ran a Reuters piece yesterday – which clearly attributed responsibility before moving on to darkly suggest “population transfers” were underway – but then switched it out for an Associated Press piece which was as muddled and imprecise as the BBC. The absolute lack of outrage or emotional triggers is distinctive compared to last week’s coverage of the chemical attack. It’s a master class, in a way, on news as propaganda (information warfare). The deliberate targeting of children like this is about as low as a human can go, and the western media still has their back.

    Posted by: jayc | Apr 16, 2017 3:06:34 PM | 6

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    As Trotsky explained, in the final analysis, war was a “revolt of the productive forces against the political form of nation and state.” Imperialism sought to resolve this problem militarily, to decide “which country is to be transformed from a great power into the world power.” In opposition to imperialism, the working class had to resolve it and prevent the plunge of civilisation into barbarism, through the world socialist revolution, the overthrow of the capitalist private-profit and nation-state systems, in order to lay the foundations for a higher form of global socio-economic organisation.

    Lenin emphasised the same issue in “Imperialism.” The transformation from the competitive capitalism of the 19th century to imperialism or monopoly capitalism not only created the conditions for war. It also laid the objective foundations for a planned world socialist economy. The domination of finance capital, the growth of corporations organising production on a world scale, the interlocking of the shareholdings of banks and corporations, involved a transformation in the social relations of production, the tremendous socialisation of production and labour.

    During the post-war boom many short-sighted observers, bourgeois economists as well as some who claimed to be Marxists, maintained that the analyses of Lenin and Trotsky had become outdated. They had been superseded, they said, by political and economic developments. The colonies of the imperialist powers had achieved independence, not without a considerable struggle, and were pursuing national economic development. On the economic front, finance capital, upon which the Marxist movement had placed great emphasis, had receded into the background as it operated as a handmaiden to the large industrial corporations that filled the economic landscape. But within the framework of broader economic and historical development, this period was but a short episode.

    The post-war boom lasted only a quarter of a century, finishing at the beginning of the 1970s. The deepening crisis of profitability which brought it to an end was the driving force behind a vast restructuring of world capitalism, based on the globalisation of production, to take advantage of cheap sources of labour, reaching a level of exploitation far beyond anything achieved in the era of direct colonialism and the rise of finance capital. The result is that the trend of development has returned at a higher level to the path outlined by Lenin, and the ever-deepening drive to war has been its inevitable outcome. At the same time, the integration of production has laid the objective foundations for the development of a planned world socialist economy. This is established not only by the findings of the Peetz-Murray analysis, but also by research carried out in 2011. An article published in the New Scientist in September of that year entitled “The network of global corporate control” detailed both the tremendous socialisation of production and the domination of finance capital. It showed that at the heart of the network of 43,000 transnational corporations was a “super-entity” of 147 even more tightly-knit companies, controlling a large portion of the wealth of the total network. According to James Glattfelder, one of the three co-authors of the report:

    In effect, less than 1% of the companies were able to control 40% of the entire total wealth in the network.

    The top 20 of this group were dominated by finance capital, including Barclays, JP Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs. At the conclusion of their 2009 paper, written in the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis, Peetz and Murray point to the need for states to exercise “some control over capitalism,” arguing that “to allow it unfettered freedom is to invite further crises.”

    But the prospect for some kind of reform of capitalism and its commanding heights in finance capital is an illusion. In fact, the analysis of the two authors is itself a refutation of their political perspective. As they importantly draw out, the logic of the system is the logic of money itself. The logic of money, as the material expression of capital, that is, self-expanding value, is to knock down all barriers to its growth. Finance capital not only dominates and dictates to corporations. As Lenin made clear, it also determines the policies of nominally independent states, even the most powerful. Today it dictates all government policies, attacking vital social services such as education and health and demanding the restructuring of the labour market in accordance with the needs of profit.

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    The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned the bombing carried out by Trump’s moderate terrorists. The Pope said the slaughter on the eve of Easter was “ignoble”
    To my knowledge the White House has not issued a statement on the horrors committed by their moderates in Aleppo.
    Trump is eating his beautiful cake in Florida while Pence is busy telling soldiers in South Korea about how Jesus was “amazed” by a Roman soldier he met once. Pence said it was the only time he knew of in the Bible that Jesus said he was ‘amazed” by anyone… and it was a soldier. That was supposed to make them feel good about themselves I supposed. Given that, it’s understandable that Pence failed to mention the Roman soldier who stabbed Christ on the cross with a spear.
    The scale of brutality involved in this attack is breathtaking. But it’s just par for the course for Trump’s new acquisition.

  50. ulvfugl says:

    When I saw Henry’s latest two articles on Chabad-Lubavitch I retrieved a piece I wrote for VOAT on the Pizzagate issue. This was the right place to show how the Chabad-Lubavitch organization has embedded itself in every institution that matters .

    To say the Pizzagate Scandal is ‘fake news’ does a horrible disservice to those that really care about the quality of life here in this great land we call America. It is a patriotic duty to resist oppression. Anyone doing less is not an American. The following facts show the connection between Pizzagate, Pedogate, The Clinton Foundation, The Podestas, James Alefantis and the Chabad-Lubavitch organization.

    The Chabad Lubavitch Movement is connected with … the God Baal..

    Chabad Lubavitch is the MYSTICAL, ESOTERIC and SECRET SOCIETY of Judaism that is ‘The Synagogue of Satan’ that ‘Yeheshua’ or ‘Jesus’ told of that was the Sanhedrin and Pharisees, those ‘Jews that call themselves Jews but are not’ that Jesus warned were carrying on the Babylonian worship of pagan gods, necromancy, magick and blood-letting. They are an eastern european cult that has hidden within judaism and have used flocks of their own believers as scapegoats time and time again throughout history. This is not an antisemitic thing this is a reality everyone is going to have to face once again when the U.S. and the world start demonizing ALL Jews because of the actions of a few USURPERS within the religion.

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    this is a deliberate provocation to suck in as many Syrian Arab army soldiers as possible into Idleb to keep them away from Deir Ezzor. This outrage will have to be avenged in some way. The hypocrisy of the British press is shameful.

    Posted by: aniteleya | Apr 16, 2017 3:51:39 PM | 11

    thanks for clearing up how this deal came about : qataris and iranians. i had assumed it was a russian initiative. although the iranians aren’t claiming the deal at this point …

    The Syrian army has resumed the evacuation of residents from militant-besieged areas outside Aleppo after buses carrying them were hit by terrorists on Saturday, killing at least 126 people.
    The monitor group added that at least 68 children were among victims of the bomb attack.

    The death toll may rise further as “hundreds” more were injured in the blast, it added.

    The evacuation was made possible under a deal struck between Damascus and militant groups in late March that envisaged the transfer of 16,000 people from Foua and Kefraya in exchange for the evacuation of militants and their families from the government-besieged towns of al-Zabadani and Madaya in Rif Dimashq Province.

    … they seem to hold out hope that more will benefit than are blown to pieces.
    these are al-cia-duh. the cia – acting through its gcc vassals – funds, trains, and arms the agents of chaos, of death, devastation, destruction, and bloody betrayal and deceit … i’m sure that the cia is delighted by this outcome. who knows if this deal will eventually be deemed a ‘plus’ … more people extracted from al-cia-duh’s grips than blown up by al-cia-duh … but it seems to me that ‘negotiating’ with al-cia-duh is asking to be betrayed.

    Posted by: jfl | Apr 16, 2017 3:55:40 PM | 12

    Canthama at SyrPers provided info about 8 hours ago as to which NATO allied terrorist group is responsible:

    “It is now confirmed that Nour al Din al Zenki group prepared the VBEID in Darat Izza and sent to al Rashadeen in advance of the bus convoy from Kafraya and Fuah and waited for the right time to explode and cause max killing. It is widely known and accepted that the Nour al Din al Zenki group is financed, armed and promoted by NATO, as moderats. The link is strong between both organizations which does create a war crime case against NATO if free countries have the intention to face this long road.”

    Posted by: karlof1 | Apr 16, 2017 4:12:15 PM | 14

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    [–] 2impendingdoom 4 points (+4|-0) 7 hours ago
    Okay, (disclaimer, I haven’t watched the video) so I’ve thought before that Steele is bonkers, I’ve thought this based on his writings. To me he sounds like someone on a bipolar manic rant where people just say crazy stuff mixed with some truth. I agree if there was video of Trump doing this, it would have come out. Maybe (but probably not) a video has been CREATED to simulate this and its enough to keep Trump in-line given his recent bombing spree that has made “them” all happy.

    I bet that Steele and a lot of other people have videos of similar content out there and this is Steele’s “wishful thinking” so that he can be absolved, and that everybody else can be absolved. This is his way of ‘testing the waters’ for public reaction. Thanks for the post, I never trusted anything Steele has had to say.

    [–] Tanngrisnir 4 points (+4|-0) 7 hours ago (edited 7 hours ago)
    If true basically the only way out of this is for all of their backs to be against the wall when a genuine revolution comes.

    Robert Steele is extremely sketchy as a source. The only thing that keeps me from completely writing this off is how weird Trump has been acting lately. I don’t trust Steele at all though.

    [–] Nana66 3 points (+3|-0) 6 hours ago
    Blame the other side for what you are guilty of….

    [–] horse-with-a-name 3 points (+3|-0) 7 hours ago
    Whew. Anyone else mentioned or heard of this alleged video tape???

    [–] Nana66 1 points (+1|-0) 6 hours ago
    I heard there’s a tape of the exact same thing but it’s of Mr Hillary Clinton, that Israel has and figured it’s why we give them everything they want…

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    [–] RebelSkum 1 points (+1|-0) 7 hours ago
    Honestly it’s news to me. There’s a time when Epstein and Trump were friends, but also a good period of time in which Trump publicly shat on him for being a pedophile. Trump is also testifying against Epstein in a civil trial, so if there was a time to release such info, it’d be now.

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    [–] pipo44 1 points (+1|-0) 7 hours ago (edited 6 hours ago)
    Benjamin Fulfurd also explain about this at 1:20

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    I didn’t think they could, but the BBC has sunk to a new low. They are literally Al-Qaeda’s mouthpiece.

    Posted by: Nick | Apr 16, 2017 6:01:39 PM | 22

    Fucking horrific. Why am I not surprised al Zinki is responsible. The longer the reality of the ‘rebels’ & ‘moderates’ are denied by the current narrative, the harder this is going to bite the West – Europe first via Turkey. Erdogan won’t mind taking a few hits domestically just to spite Europe with tenfold more.

    Posted by: MadMax2 | Apr 16, 2017 6:14:18 PM | 23

    The slimey NZ media does not mention that it was the rebels supported by the USA and UK that committed this atrocity. They just said the victims were “evacuees from besieged towns”, leaving the audience , who have been pre-programmed by previous propaganda to assume it must be Assad who was responsible. Boris Johnson has doubled down on the bullshit about the phoney gas attack. I wonder what he will conjure up about this.

    Posted by: Ike | Apr 16, 2017 8:47:23 PM | 35

    Over 200 civilian all women and children are still missing after yesterday attack in Aleppo.. The entire setup can be reconstructed watching the video’s. Terrorists dressed as red crescent workers stand by before the bomb goes off at the honey pot luring children killing 170. Then the young women and girls are taken away by these terrorists acting like aid workers. Dont forget, in the 2013 gas attack scenario, over 500 kidnapped victims were used. many were identified as being from christian villages close to a nunnery. They were kidnapped when so called moderate terrorists over ran a syrian checkpoint and entered the area and were pushed out but the civilians who were not killed were missing and never found. Until shown in pictures by Kerry as gas attack victims. What would Christians be doing inside areas controlled by extremists? Another gas attack scenario and these kidnapped children to be used as props???? White helmet terrorists are expert at this. The real aid workers and ambulances were prevented for over 2 hours from entering the bombed area to assist the civilians while they did the filming and kidnapping.

    If the west were not so deeply complicit in this mass murder all this can be easily discerned.

    Posted by: Igor Bundy | Apr 16, 2017 9:51:41 PM | 39


    Follow the money trail.

    The US$ petro-dollar cycle needs the sinkhole called Saudi Regime in the Arabian peninsular. Those Wahhabi barbarians are a creation of the British colonial system taken over by the US empire. Their root stock allegedly comes form the Jews expelled from Medina during the early rise of Islam — hence the ‘soft’ cultural links with the Israeli Zionist apartheid state.

    The non-Democratic system of Saudi hand and head choppers is ‘managed’ by taking the elite to Huston for ‘education’ and later blackmail — who knows what dark business goes on there.

    The main geopolitical function of this odious regime is to maintain a global demand for the $USD through energy demand thus allowing almost infinite printing of US debt to fund empire programs. What 3-letter agencies can’t suck from the Fed-funded US Budget they create through ‘independent’ opium/cocaine drug trades. The misery this generates flows into nefarious activities such as people smuggling slavery, prostitution etc.

    And for this little ‘service’ the Saudi regime is allowed to channel the petro-money back into the US and UK war economy; Congressional-industrial-media complex. A small apparent sideline, although with huge long-term implications, is the Saudi regime’s program to pollute the global Islamic agenda with the Medieval Wahhabi perspective which serves to undermine tolerant credibility — e.g., in modern Islamic states such as Syria and previously Libya. Russia being a natural blend of many religious views is a prime target for similar treatment although Putin has managed so far to reverse this process commenced under Yeltsin.

    The Saudi money can buy any global media outcome needed — and if a story must be aired then it sinks into oblivion within a day and is ‘forgotten’. Bahrain and Yemen are already on the table and Iran is on the menu. Now we have Turkey heading for a life-time Sultan with Erdogan looking more like a General Pinochet every day.

    This whole dark system spins on maintaining the reserve status of the USD$. If that fails then the US have to pay their unsustainable empire bills with real money and that would cause hegemonic collapse. Eventually the BRICS+ (SCO+) will move to a gold standard and then the real fun will begin.

    Posted by: the dark side of the moon | Apr 16, 2017 11:01:13 PM | 42

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    Very possibly the age of pipelines may be completely over because of invisible drones. Not just fake “stealth” — absolutely invisible.

    Drones made out of Plexiglas will be invisible to microwaves and visible light. Powered by acetone peroxide they will have tons of thrust yet generate no discernible heat.

    No more pipelines and power lines. Just small local solar cells and sodium-glass-ion batteries.

    Posted by: blues | Apr 16, 2017 5:22:29 PM | 92

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    “What “the generals” say matters, and what Trump says about them and their advice is confusing.”

    If that sounded like an ultimatum, it was, because it was accompanied with an open threat of disobedience delivered via the Daily Beast.

    On the same day, March 1, the Daily Beast published an article written by Kimberly Dozier, Generals May Launch New ISIS Raids Without Trump’s OK.

    This article was published with updates and comments from Central Command, with the following statements:

    “The White House is considering delegating more authority to the Pentagon”

    “President Donald Trump has signaled that he wants his defense secretary, retired Marine Gen. Jim Mattis, to have a freer hand to launch time-sensitive missions quickly, ending what U.S. officials say could be a long approval process under President Barack Obama that critics claimed stalled some missions by hours or days.”
    As you have noticed the link to 2016 material titled “CALL OF DUTY: The Secret Movement to Draft General James Mattis for President”

    Gen. James Mattis doesn’t necessarily want to be president—but that’s not stopping a group of billionaire donors from hatching a plan to get him there.”

    It’s reminded us that Jim Mattis was endorsed by some ” anonymous group of conservative billionaires” to run in the presidential race “to confront Donald Trump.”

    “Mattis, who is also nicknamed the “warrior monk” for his contemplative devotion to the military arts, would be a fallback option for anti-Trump forces.”

    Now, this anti-Trump force man has taken an unelected position of the secretary of Defense. Let’s keep this very important detail in mind.

    The article says that the Pentagon may start launching operations without the Presidential approval in “areas outside of the declared war zones.”

    “In declared war zones, U.S. commanders have the authority to make such calls, but outside such war zones, …. it can take permissions all the way up to the Oval Office to launch a drone strike or a special-operations team.”

    “Despite the controversy, Trump has signaled that he wants to operate more like the CEO he was in the private sector in such matters, and delegate even more power to Mattis, which may mean rewriting one of President Barack Obama’s classified Presidential Policy Directives on potentially lethal operations in countries where the U.S. is not officially involved in combat.”

    “Trump officials believe loosening the permissions process can help turn up the heat against ISIS—and counterterrorist-focused agencies like the military’s Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) are lining up new targets in anticipation of more numerous and more rapid approvals.”

    The new model of command is “pre-delegating authority to Mattis, that authority could be pushed much further down the chain of command—all the way down to the three-star general who runs JSOC.” The result will be “the elite force will be able to move into action, informing the national-security apparatus of the operation but not having to wait for permission.”

    Cutting through this heavy bureaucratic American doublespeak, the White House will be informed, but would have no commanding authority over the US military.

    News in Brief

    After the MOAB was dropped, repeating without the presidential approval, the Media came out heralding this bombing of Afghanistan as “America’s top military commanders are implementing the vision articulated by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis: U.S. military commanders to make more battlefield decisions on their own.”

    “A senior administration official said Mr. Trump didn’t know about the weapon’s use until it had been dropped.”

    “Mr. Mattis “is telling them, ‘It’s not the same as it was, you don’t have to ask us before you drop a MOAB,’” the senior defense official said. “Technically there’s no piece of paper that says you have to ask the president to drop a MOAB. But last year this time, the way [things were] meant, ‘I’m going to drop a MOAB, better let the White House know.’”

    Jubal Early Apr 17, 2017 3:24 AM
    The reason the term “deep state” doesn’t reflect out current government is because it is too amorphous. In reality there must be a real NSC (probably a sub-committe of the CFR) that simply issues its orders to the generals. Otherwise civil war would have broken out long ago. Instead we see perfectly orchestrated MSM memes that sycronize with wars, economic crisis, technological development, new movies, and terrorist events. The way the entire world media all pick up the narrative within minutes of an event and then circle the wagons to protect it is proof that there is a real shadow government, not just a deep state.

    Zwelgje Thoresen Apr 17, 2017 3:18 AM
    Gringo Military Junta coming out.


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    07564111 Zwelgje Apr 17, 2017 3:25 AM
    It looks very much as if that’s the direction America is headed.

    I don’t think that trump ever had control of anything in government, given inability to make any changes with all his legislations being blocked.

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    1. Introduction
    There are thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, of publications on the Pleistocene ‘art’ of western Europe, but until 1992, no pan-continental study of the early palaeoart of Asia had ever been attempted (or, for that matter, of any other continent besides Europe) (Bednarik 1992a) [13]. The severely distorted record resulting from this significant, world-wide imbalance has been a major contributor to the slanted model of early global art development that has been promoted, which in turn has discouraged serious attempts to examine the available data outside of Europe. This distortion is reflected in the listing of dozens of European sites of ‘Ice Age rock art’ on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, where not a single such site from any other continent is listed.

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    A study by archaeologists has revealed certain people in medieval Yorkshire were so afraid of the dead they chopped, smashed and burned their skeletons to make sure they stayed in their graves.

    The research published by Historic England and the University of Southampton may represent the first scientific evidence in England of attempts to prevent the dead from walking and harming the living – still common in folklore in many parts of the world.

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    The Ballachulish Goddess was discovered in 1880 beneath about 10 feet of peat.

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    Communists scrapped and denounced the laws and traditions wholesale, just as Marx dictated, and put in place the 1918 Family Code. The law was “nothing less than the most progressive family legislation the world had ever seen,” wrote Wendy Goldman, history professor at Carnegie Mellon University and expert on Russian history, in her book “Women, the State and Revolution: Soviet Family Policy and Social Life, 1917-1936.”

    Religious weddings were no longer considered valid. Instead, registry offices were set up, where people could come and simply register as married. Just as easily, at a request of either partner, they could request a divorce.

    “The process of divorce is so simple that there is a loss of neither money nor time. Under the current law, the act of dissolving a marriage can be completed in fifteen minutes,” wrote P. Zagarin, a writer on the family, in 1927.

    The idea was to “liberate” women from marriage and thus the family. And the idea caught on.

    “Although Soviet citizens were slow to abandon church marriage completely, they availed themselves of the new divorce laws with striking alacrity,” Goldman wrote. “The crush of couples pushing through the doors of [registry offices] in search of divorce easily overwhelmed the first blissful pairs of newlyweds straggling out.”

    “The contrast between the socialist ideal of free union and the conditions of the time was nowhere so starkly depicted as in the spectacle of women selling themselves on the streets,” Goldman wrote. “It made a mockery of the idea that women were free, independent individuals who could enter a union on the basis of personal choice.”

    The concept of free union failed even more miserably in the countryside. Divorce meant dividing the already small farming plots between the exes, who may have remarried and divorced again and again, quickly leaving everybody with land too scattered to depend on for survival. On the other hand, if policies kept the farms whole, women were left with next to nothing after a divorce.

  64. ulvfugl says:

    Liberal insanity intensifies. It seems they do not even understand simple basic stuff, like logic, cause and effect, and hypocrisy. Can’t they see that their own views are themselves objectionable and will cause even more hate speech and violence ? Idiotic professors sowing more discord and division. Perhps that is the real intention.

    Wellesley College made news last month when professors declared “speakers with ‘objectionable’ views are not only offensive to students, but actually diminish their liberty.” Now, the student newspaper at the elite private college has taken it a step further – justifying violence against anyone who “either continue to speak hate speech or refuse to adapt their beliefs” to accepted progressive norms, saying “then hostility may be warranted.”

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    meditate_vigorously Apr 17, 2017 5:38 AM
    This line of rhetoric is coming from Jewish leaders and spreading out into the broader populations of the institutions they control. We really need to start naming them, instead of generalizing them as globalists or leftists.

  65. ulvfugl says:

    Yet another obscene NATO/CIA backed atrocity.

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    In May 2017, phase one of Njardarheimr Viking Village is ready. The construction starts in August and the village will consist of about 20 small and large timber buildings – totaling 1,500 square meters when completed.

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    Meanwhile, Cleveland police are still searching for Steve Stephens, who according to a live Facebook video was seen killing a 74-year-old man. On Sunday night, Cleveland police identified the victim as Robert Godwin Sr. and urged Stephens to turn himself in.

    The Facebook video of the shooting remained on the platform for nearly three hours before it was removed, according to Stephens’ personal profile has also been deactivated but not before several copies of the original video have been shared on Facebook and Twitter.

    Stephens claimed in his broadcast that he killed several other people, but police have only confirmed one victim. The full report of this heinous crime can be found here.

    MickV Apr 17, 2017 7:54 AM
    Zuckerberg is CIA.

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    OCnStiggs MickV Apr 17, 2017 8:14 AM
    He actually is.

    A “friend” of mine worked at “The Company” (CIA) and told me back in 2009 that FakeBook had been completely incorporated into the National Intelligence gathering system and everything posted there went right into their database. People all over the world are mindlessly updating the government on their every thought and what their routines are. Sure saves the government a lot of work.

    Not to mention the vast damage FB has done to our society. Parents and family are the only ones willing to tell another family member the truth sometimes. The kids today abandon their family and replace them with their new online family that always tells them what they want to hear. Their lives portrayed online are often bogus and the stress associated with “keeping up with the Joneses” is hammering their fragile little egos. Plus, dealing with people online further retards their social development making face-to-face interaction that much more difficult.

    I see a huge class action law suit one of these days for mental health “damages” incurred by millions of young people. You watch. The FakeBook Bots will find this post and this thread will be gone inside of an hour.

    Just sayin’

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    hoytmonger Apr 17, 2017 7:50 AM
    One guy murders people and broadcasts it on FB and others are horrified.

    The state murders thousands on MSM and others cheer.

    It’s all in the marketing.

  70. ulvfugl says:

    New details of the attack have come to light in the German press. As reported by Die Welt, the Moroccan male identified as Mohammed B.H. had told others he intended to infiltrate a protest that would take place outside the Russian embassy during the second weekend of April, and then launch his attack from there.

    Die Welt reported that a special police task force acted on intelligence gathered on the suspect, raiding the migrant ‘container village’ of 8,000 residents where Mohammed lived at five o’clock on the morning of the day he planned to launch his attack. The Moroccan male attempted to escape, but he was arrested and has now been charged.

    Although authorities have not been revealed the nature of the intended attack, the German daily newspaper reports the suspect has been linked with the evacuation of a German school in February over concerns of a bomb in a backpack.

  71. ulvfugl says:

    The death toll from the collapse of a massive garbage mound near Sri Lanka’s capital rose to 26 on Sunday, and activists said 20 more people could still be buried underneath the debris.

    PCBs are a family of 209 industrial poisons known to harm humans at extremely low levels of exposure. PCBs cause cancer, diabetes, birth defects, liver disease and high blood pressure — and they disrupt the nervous, hormonal and immune systems, giving rise to a broad array of other problems. A few of the 209 PCBs are thought to pose a toxic threat even more potent than dioxin.

    Most of the world’s PCBs were manufactured by Monsanto, the St. Louis chemical giant, starting in 1935. PCBs conduct heat but not electricity, and they do not readily break down — so they made an ideal insulator for electric gear. They were also used in lubricants, paints, carbonless carbon paper, hydraulic fluid, window caulking, lamp ballasts, plastics and wire coatings, among many other products.

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    Hearing that the man was still at large, iCitizenNews journalist Brian Richmond armed himself, set up his own livestream, and went out to search for the killer. He was live for nearly an hour and a half with over 30,000 viewers watching in real time. The footage quickly went viral, and was viewed more than 300,000 times in just a few hours.

    In one of several deranged videos, the killer vowed to keep committing murders until he is stopped by the police. He is calling his killing spree the “Easter Day Slaughter.”

    “I just killed 13 motherf–kers man. That’s what I did, I killed 13 people and I’m about to keep killing until they catch me. F–k it,” Stephens livestreamed himself telling a man on the phone.
    It has now become a multi state man hunt, with law enforcement urging residents of Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana, and Michigan to be on alert.

  74. ulvfugl says:

    According to investigative journalist George Webb, one known front business for suspected thieves and Congress spies nicknamed the Awan Brothers is Lightbridge Communications Corporation (LCC). LCC’s ownership involves Dawood Ibrahim who is Pakistani Intelligence (ISI) running processed opium via Mumbai into USA.

    Webb reports that one of Ibrahim’s smuggling intermediaries was Pakistani businessman Tahir Javed, a major contributor and fundraiser (about $500,000) for Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

    Imran Awan is apparently still employed by Debbie Wasserman Schultz, former campaign chair for Hillary Clinton.

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    During the 1950s and 1960s as Jews sought to further agitate blacks pushing them toward dissent in their efforts to promote multiculturalism and integration, a number of splinter groups around the country sought to revive the Klan as a measure of resistance against the progressive policies that they saw as being damaging to American society.

    These revivalist Klan groups were quickly infiltrated by Jews with the intend of leading them in directions that would damage their reputation and cause them to be looked upon unfavorably, especially through the biased lens of the Jewish-dominated media. Most notable among these Jewish Klan infiltrators was Daniel Burros, who came to an untimely death that as officially ruled a suicide, once the fact of his Jewish background was discovered.

    In their efforts to demonize the Ku Klux Klan and the concept of White separatism, the Jew-controlled newspapers, magazines, television news reports and documentaries went to a great deal of effort to malign the organization and tar-brush the image of White separatists by falsely attributing to the Klan the vigilante lynchings of black felons that occurred between the 1880s and the early 1900s (peaking in 1892), despite the fact that no Ku Klux Klan organization existed since the 1870s when the original Ku Klux Klan was disbanded, until 1915, when William Joseph Simmons revived the Ku Klux Klan as a fraternal organization.

    To this day, the majority of the public falsely believes that the Ku Klux Klan was responsible or involved with the lynching of African-Americans, even though there was no Klan organization during the time of those lynchings.–the-slave-trade.html

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    Most people are familiar with the story of the French Revolution: When the poor revolted against the unfairness and wealth inequality imposed by the aristocrats, they overthrew the monarchy and beheaded more than 40,000 people, mostly clergy and noblemen, as punishment for their crimes and injustices.

    The days of using a guillotine may be behind us – but the anger that led to that revolution is similar to the growing anger at economic inequality in the US today, and could lead to the same kind of unrest.

    In France, there were three classes: The First Estate, made up of clergy; The Second Estate, made up of the nobility; and the Third Estate, made up of everyone else. Even though the first two Estates were made up of just 3% of the population, they owned 35% of the land, paid almost no taxes, and held virtually all the political power in the country.

  79. ulvfugl says:

    The utter evil these spoiled brats pulled in Vermont is going to backfire, badly.

    Evidently hungering for more than Phish bootlegs, Ben & Jerry’s binges, and baths in patchouli oil, the “protesters” (more precisely called thugs) decided that they needed to shut down free speech and send Professor Stanger to Middlebury Hospital in order to satisfy their wanton self-righteous egos. She emerged with a neck brace and horrified thoughts about her attackers.

    Yes, their teacher did chide them for trying to kill her. But that isn’t the end of this story.

    What they rarely acknowledge — or perhaps even understand — is that fascism has a very specific meaning. It is the political arrangement whereby the means of economic production are “nominally” owned by individuals or corporations, but are ultimately commanded by the state. It is, as a result, anti-individualist, anti-private property, and anti-dissent.

    One does not produce “goodness” or “fairness” via the agency of violence, be it personal or state violence. And one cannot claim to be anti-fascist when engaging in the epitome of fascist tactics, embracing fascist ideology, and hiding behind flags of self-congratulatory righteous indignation.

    Here is professor Allison Stranger replying to the media about the news that leftist students who knew her and go to school around her…openly attacked her physically when they wanted to beat up and perhaps even kill another visiting professor who was saying things they didn’t like!

    Professor Stranger supports these violent students, begging them only to not be quite so utterly violent, they should have been semi-violent!

    This stupid woman can’t understand that SHE and her ilk, her buddies, fellow professors, trained this mob of mindless lunatics to attack anyone who disagreed with their training which was created by this stupid professor and her own buddies.

    I wish to god these lunatic leftists teaching in these stupid schools would teach real history, the history of all ‘revolutions’ is, the liberals are the second group of people to be annihilated and murdered. They are not argued with, they are KILLED.

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    Sick Underbelly WillyGroper Apr 17, 2017 12:05 PM
    Pretty sure the hate has been there long before these incidents happen. Racism is deeply rooted in the South, no matter how much people want you to believe “things have changed”.

    What’s so “inhumane” about hating a killer and wanting justice to be rendered upon them? It’s a similar emotion to that of hating a pedophile, yes?

    Even if this is a “false flag,” it does not stop the fact that murder needs to be met with the fullest extent of punishment / the force of the rule of law. Most people expect, in cases like this, state-imposed death for his murder of another: you murder someone, you, and others, should expect to witness your being killed by the State.

    Some people, though, express their enthusiasm and outright bewilderment at the prospect of “killer got loose, he might not meet justice” by tapping into their hate and deep-seated dislike for the race of the person involved. Enter racism.

    You can’t want the law to protect citizens and have it apply to everyone (killer’s death for his choice to murder), and turn around and blame people for wanting this guy dead. Or, you can, but that means you’re, at least, unwilling to concede the law is there to put the legal power of “death” into the hands of the State, instead of leaving that power in the hands of citizens to arbitrarily mete out. Ideally, citizens should be able to live without shit like this, with minimal “law authority”…but that’s a pipe dream in these modern nanny-state conditions.

    I don’t see this as “normalizing murder” and “surrendering your humanity” as much as I do race baiting.

    flaunt Apr 17, 2017 10:30 AM
    He’s a large black individual! Why the HELL does that screen capture of the suspect not say that or even show his picture? I guess the evil ones in control of the so-called news media would rather more people die than go against their masters who would rather cover up the fact that blacks commit the vast majority of the crime in America. Sick.

    Did anyone watch the live feed of the guy in Ohio driving around helping police look for the perp? He was live streaming everything as he was driving around and he eventually got pulled over and was told that the LAPD called the Cleveland PD and told them they had a”vigilante” running around and they told him to stop. Now the thug is on the loose, and who knows if this citizen trying to help might have found him. The scumbag politicians running the cities gotta go! They won’t allow police to do their jobs and they order them to stop ordinary citizens from rising up and putting an end to this rampant thuggery.

    They’re making a really good case FOR vigilantism, but that’s not even what this guy was engaged in. He was freaking driving around helping search for the car the cops were looking for. With all the technology available today and the ability for individuals to be involved in everything from searching for criminal lunatics to supporting each other on the streets against thugs like antifa, I think the so-called “authorities” are making themselves less and less relavant every day.

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    Has anyone seen this? If true, this is very concerning.
    “WW3: Trump Grants Military Full Authority To Declare War

    President Trump announced that he has given the United States military the “full authority” to strike foreign targets and declare war without the “interference” of elected officials in Congress or the Senate, as military generals say WW3 is “almost guaranteed.”

    “What I do is I authorize my military,” President Trump said in response to a press question about the military action in Afghanistan. “We have the greatest military in the world, and they’ve done the job, as usual. We have given them total authorization, and that’s what they’re doing.”

    President Trump signaled that the “total authorization” the military now holds marks a change from procedure under previous administrations.

    “Frankly, that’s why they’ve been so successful lately. If you look at what’s happened over the last eight weeks and compare that really to what has happened over the last eight years, you’ll see there is a tremendous difference.”

    Posted by: Christine Marais | Apr 17, 2017 12:54:02 PM | 15

  83. ulvfugl says:

    Maybe when the world, Nations & colonies, and ‘spheres of influence’ were being carved out, in November 1943, at the Cairo Conference ?

    Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Chiang Kai-shek met at the Cairo Conference to discuss what should happen to Japan’s colonies, and agreed that Japan should lose all the territories it had conquered by force. In the declaration after this conference, Korea was mentioned for the first time. The three powers declared that they were, “mindful of the enslavement of the people of Korea, … determined that in due course Korea shall become free and independent.”

    Or 8 September 1945 ?

    When US troops were landed at Inchon on the Korean peninsula, under Lieutenant General John R. Hodge, appointed by General Douglas MacArthur to ‘administer’ Korean affairs. The Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea, which had operated from China, sent a delegation with three interpreters to Hodge, but he refused to meet with them. Likewise, Hodge refused to recognize the newly formed People’s Republic of Korea and its People’s Committees, and outlawed it on 12 December.

    Or in September 1946 ?

    When thousands of laborers and peasants rose up against the US military government, said uprising was quickly defeated …

    All long before the start of the Korean War in 1950 …

    Division of Korea at the end of WWII

    Posted by: Outraged | Apr 17, 2017 10:56:38 AM | 214

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    Somehow all that turned to ashes in the general rise of political Islamism across the Islamic culture continent. Now we have the spectacle of a president of the Turkish Republic (a former semi-pro “jock” of some kind) who calls for a resumption of capital punishment while his wife stands at his side swaddled up like an infant.
    The Turkish author of this Guardian article has it right. Turkey as I knew it is dead and the notion that Erdogan’s Turkey is anything like the old Turkey is folly. We should stop pretending that this Turkey is an ally. pl

    turcopolier said…

    Some people attribute the present rise of Islamism to the failure of Arab Nationalism in the Arab countries. IMO Islam and Sunnism in particular contain within its dogma a claim to universal expression of God’s will on earth. The Wahhabis express this in its most extreme form. There is an evident cycle in the history of Islam’s existence in which every hundred years or so revivalist movements arise that seek to enforce their particular concept of what mankind’s behavior and belief should be. These movement are sometimes pacific and sometimes not. the violent movements have all come to a bad end from the Muslim point of view but after the memory of defeat fades from living memory a new cycle begins. We are, IMO, in the midst of one such cycle and nobody suffers from these cyclic jihadi wars more than Muslims who dare to disagree with the jihadis’ understanding of Islam. This description of my thinking on this matter will, of course, be challenged with the usual economic determinist drivel. pl

    Reply 17 April 2017 at 12:01 PM

  85. ulvfugl says:

    Regarding the Great Depression… we did it. We’re very sorry… We won’t do it again.
    – Ben Bernanke

    Waiting too long to begin moving toward the neutral rate could risk a nasty surprise down the road—either too much inflation, financial instability, or both.
    – Janet Yellen

    In his speech above, future Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke acknowledged that, by raising interest rates, the Fed triggered the stock market crash of 1929, which heralded in the Great Depression.

    Yet, in her speech above, Fed Chair Janet Yellen announced that “it makes sense” for the Fed to raise interest rates “a few times a year.” This is a concern, as economic conditions are similar to those in 1929, and a rise in interest rates may have the same effect as it did then.

    Of course, new presidents are prone to making big promises when they first take office. However, Mister Trump has, in his brief speech, effectively declared himself the enemy of the Washington bureaucracy. In so doing, he’s left himself wide open to be the fall guy if the economy does not rebound, if the average American’s lot does not improve, and if the US does not dominate the world through an expanded military.

    In short, the Deep State and their cronies, who were instrumental in creating the economic, social, and political house of cards that now exists, have the perfect opportunity to bring on the collapse and blame the new president for it.

    Were Mister Trump to have honestly stated that the US is effectively a house of cards and that he’ll begin the laborious job of trying to salvage what’s left of it and begin to rebuild it, he would have provided himself with a justifiable excuse when the house of cards does collapse. However, by making such lofty claims to “Make America Great Again,” he’s lost this opportunity.

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