Two reTweets for your consideration

First, from the Extinction Rebellion newsletter’s ‘Drones Are Changing Asymmetrical Warfare, September 18, 2019, Max Wilbert, deep green resistance news service

The following scheme is deranged, dangerous, and as disgusting as any thing I’ve heard promoted in a long time.  In fact, after having worked on this for a couple days, before bed last night I’d tossed my cookies when the images flashed in my mind like a neon light again.  It’s also insanely cavalier given how much of the world depends on oil for heating, cooling, and cooking through no fault of their own, and how many economies are based on oil.  Whose refineries does Wilbert imagine drone bombing next?

There's Trouble on the Horizon

"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered."

-Thomas Jefferson

Tulsi's Healthcare Plan: Single Payer Plus

Some extra tidbits have been becoming clear regarding Tulsi's planned healthcare initiative.

The first is that she intends to call it Single Payer Plus to differentiate it from Medicare for All, which she feels is being co-opted by a number of campaigns. She started to use the term a couple days ago while campaigning in Charleston, South Carolina (forward to 29 minutes or so):

The Weekly Watch

Whistling with a Mouthful of Crackers

How ironic to talk of whistleblowers and never mention Chelsea, nor Julian, nor Ed Snowden who are all being persecuted by the very people hollering about protecting whistleblowers. Not to mention it was a CIA agent within the white house spying on Trumpilini....and he worked his way through channels? Let's see how did that work out for John Kiriakou or Tom Drake or Jeffrey Sterling? They all served time. Like Russiagate, Ukrainegate looks like a CIA propaganda tool. Now instead of discussing real issues we'll be observing the circus of clowns dancing around and around and getting nowhere. Meanwhile there are real things happening like:


The establishment goal is to crush the left and stop its momentum

Greetings fellow 99%ers....

There appears to be a dearth if essays here today. Must be a beautiful day out there and no one cares to write, I can relate as it is very nice here. Impeachment, meh... that is how I feel about the whole mess... of course it is more nuanced than that and here is an article at Counter Punch that adds new info while summing up my thinking.

A mini-Arab Spring 2.0

It's easy to forget that Iraq had it's own Arab Spring movement in 2012-2013. It's easy to forget because after the massacre at Hawija it spiraled out of control. The Iraqi government tried to brutally suppress the Sunni protesters, and Sunnis fought back in what grew into an insurgency, and then ISIS seized control of the Sunni insurgency before anyone could grasp the catastrophic consequences.

thursday’s fascist flares from florida

Featuring Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi & pals ♥ Juan Guido, the self-declared ‘interim president of beleaguered Venezuela.

President Donald Trump signs an executive order about Medicare at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019

From Patrick Martin, 4 October 2019, wsws.org:  ‘Trump announces plan to further privatize Medicare’