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Depressed? Getting there? You NEED This!

Sometimes by the end of the day the totality of the global suckage really gets to ya, and then the next morning you find that while you slept stuff happened that puts a different focus on all that. Yeah, it all sucks, but it does get pretty freaking entertaining.

It's 7 am and isn't this a fun day already?

a ‘Peace Deal’ it’s Not

It’s really just more bellicose threats of war and war by other means for fun and profit, as Tehran and the Palestinians know all too well.

Trump stages sham Mideast “peace” ceremony on White House lawn’, Bill Van Auken, 16 September 2020, wsws.org (given permission, I’ll quote liberally, leaving out some of the earlier history Van Auken cites; my bolds.)

“The signing of agreements between Israel and the Sunni Persian Gulf monarchies of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain on the White House South Lawn Tuesday was proclaimed by US President Donald Trump as the advent of “peace in the Middle East without blood all over the sand,” and universally hailed by the media as “historic.”

Hot Air


Propagating Propaganda II

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We generally use the analytical part of our brain. However, when a jarring or shocking piece of information is presented the brain moves into the limbic system. The limbic system structures are involved in many of our emotions and motivations, particularly those that are related to survival such as fear and anger. This mechanism is used in advertising and propaganda to trigger the “sleeper effect”.

Craig’s bombshell during Assange trial

Questions About Vaccine

Yesterday I watched the first few minutes of yet another viral video that comes with the irresistible appeal of having been taken down from YouTube as "disinformation." It was about vaccine research going on now, and the alleged MD speaking named one of the companies, called Moderna, that is in the "race" to produce something that will stop the pandemic, or at least prevent some people from getting sick or dying from Covid-19.

Historic

There in the early morning, trucks rumbling slowly by, up this usually sleepy street, pulling flatbeds bearing bulldozers. Bound for the fire. Because we’re in “historic” again.

When you’re young and you don’t know anything, you might think it kinda cool, to someday be in some way involved in something historic.

No. I don’t think so.

It Could Have Been Worse

President Trump was in need of positive headlines as his ratings and poll numbers droop. So, today we had a pageant called "The Middle East Peace Deal." Four nations representatives spoke and signed on the White House Lawn. Very pretty for TV.

Now, a deal Was signed. Between the USA, Israel, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. The NY Times calls it less a Peace deal than a business deal and for once, they got it right.

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