(Freaking hypocrites): Media Freaks Out Over Facebook's Russian Backed Ads - Forgets How Much Obama Paid to Tank Netanyahu

Media Freaks Out Over Facebook's Russian Backed Ads - Forgets How Much Obama Paid to Tank Netanyahu

On Wednesday, 16 Democratic senators and four Democratic representatives signed a letter destined for the Federal Elections Commission (FEC). That letter addressed their concerns regarding foreign meddling in American elections, citing the recent revelation that Russian interests may have financed pro-Trump ads on Facebook.

Why the Hell Did They Call Me?

So today I got a call from a company looking for a Geographical Info Systems Technician because they thought I'd be a good fit for the position. Oh, but wait, they want a Bachelor's Degree. And experience. And someone who can relocate.

This is yet another god damned fraud. There was likely no fuckin' job anyway.

Why call someone to 'offer' a damn job when they want more than the person has?

Fuck this shit.

See ya around,


Burns, Episodes 4 and 5 - CIA, what CIA? Jasons, what Jasons?

These two episodes are heavy on personal reminiscences of soldiers, very light on policy. Once again, not a word is spoken about the CIA. Let's dive in:

1. The Phoenix Program (also, see ADDENDUM)

We have pictures of elections in South Vietnam, but zero mention of the beginning of the infamous Phoenix Program, which began in 1967, in the time frame of these two episodes.

Good Bye, Cruel World, I am leaving

just wanted to say good bye to you good folks and express my thanks for all the news analysis, news gathering, efforts to soothe our troubled minds with musical offerings and being generous and patient with whatever I have said here. You were extraordinary kind to me.

I hope you will succeed to throw the international oligarchy out and change the system. I have lost my hope and therefore it's time for me to go and shut up.

How to Become Speechless and Dumbfounded in One Sentence


Donald Trump, President of the United States Empire, responsible for wars and abject poverty across the planet, in his U.N. speech on September, 19, 2017.

“When decent people and nations become bystanders to history, the forces of destruction only gather power and strength.”

DPRK vs. Trump, no contest

North Korea is playing the Long Game and has scored a significant victory against the US. Trump is ill suited to be running US foreign policy at this time. Any competent leader would understand the situation and negotiate a face-saving long term treaty for peace on the Korean peninsula. Instead, Trump is blustering and threatening and in the long run will have to declare bankruptcy, screw his creditors and claim victory... as usual.

(US is still pushing its luck in Syria): Russia warns US it will strike back if militia attacks in Syria don’t end

Russia warns US it will strike back if militia attacks in Syria don’t end

Moscow has warned the US that if militias it supports in northeast Syria again attack positions of pro-government forces backed by Russia, the Russian military will use all its force to retaliate.

Thursday Open Thread 9-21-2017

Personal observation over time has revealed an interesting phenomena. Many medical professionals I know who use self-treatment for themselves and their family use different methods than they use to treat patients. Guilty of it myself. Multiple reasons, for one the amount of time and energy it takes to convince someone to take the time to follow a self-directed path towards health or optimal functionality vs their desire for quick fix of take this pill or try a surgery. Monitoring a medical condition being treated or prevented is a major part of self-treatment. It requires an additional layer of education, motivation and critical thinking skills.

(Must be getting flack): Clinton: ‘Nobody’s Talking About Contesting The Election, Including Me’

Clinton: ‘Nobody’s Talking About Contesting The Election, Including Me’

In an interview earlier this week, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she wouldn’t “rule out” challenging the legitimacy of the 2016 election, but clarified Tuesday she has no plans to “contest” the election, regardless of the outcome of the investigation into Russian meddling in the election.

Burns, Episode 3 - More missing history

This episode covers the Tonkin Gulf incident and the arrival of US combat troops, in the 1964-65 time frame. That means there is plenty of combat to fill the time.

Once again, what was missing is more important than what was shown. Because what was missing would have given more weight and context to the anti-war movement. I am assuming that the narrative of this series is chronological. If he jumps back in time in later episodes, I will rethink these comments.

Sick Day Open Thread

Hey, guys. I'm sick, and somewhat pudding-brained. The essay I planned to write deserves better thought than I can give it at this moment.

I made a comment yesterday that Gulfgal, Ellen, and Snapple BC thought was worth turning into an essay. I'm going to set it here for discussion. Hopefully, a more ordinary Open Thread will be on its way to you next Wednesday!