I am so so so very glad that people are taking this man seriously!! No matter how big his losses, how cruel and nasty his critics have been, THIS is a politician who has perservered. He’s like the Energizer Bunny or the Timex Watch - takes a lickin’ but never quits a tickin’.
"Last war in the history of mankind", that's what Evgeny Buzhinsky, a former senior Russian general has warned could happen over this latest false flag chemical attack and the subsequent illegal bombing in Syria by one of Amerika's proxies, Israel. (see Below)
This all seems designed to prepare the world for a three-fer against Syria, Russia, and Iran. And if it comes to war, we need to remember that China has indicated that with any attack on Russia, China will respond. I’ll hand you over to CNN for now, and note that Wesley Clark says that John Bolton has assembled the National Security Council today. Mad Dog says he won’t rule anything out, but ask why are there chemical weapons in Syria when Russia was supposed to have removed them all? Please consider this an Open Thread.
Veterans Today has a shocking article with photographs asserting that when Syrian forces discovered the chemical weapons cache and factory in the rebel-held area near Damascus recently, chemical weapons were found with British and German labeling, among others.
This may come as a shock to you, but Betsy DeVos does not believe that public school teachers should strike.
Why? Because she cares about poor kids.
HAH! Sorry, I was going to stick to sarcasm, but I couldn't keep it up.
As usual Jimmy Dore and company give such a well-rounded look at what's really going on with a situation:
Most of the time on C99P we spend on the left side of the political spectrum, but we don't spend much time trying to understand Trump supporters.
What is most difficult to understand is why evangelicals love an unchristian man like Donald Trump.
Prisoners, Hostages, Tradewars,
and Weapons of Mass Distraction
and Weapons of Mass Distraction
Another week speeds by as spring (or fall in the really deep south) unfolds. This week it strikes me how easily we are distracted from understanding our world and situation. Some things seem so obvious. The oligarchs no longer make a secret of their domination. Just a glance at Brazil should make us aware (not to mention Venezuela nor Honduras....or even our own territory of Puerto Rico). The rush to create Russia as an enemy is obscenely obvious as diplomats are expelled across the globe without a shred of evidence. Truthsayers are silenced... Assange blocked from the internet in the embassy and Snowden is exiled to Russia. But like emerging seeds teachers are rising up across our country, students are speaking out, and movements are growing. It is time to escape the bonds of commercial corporate media and help people understand our common condition.
The reality of perception is an important component in maintaining relations in our society.
This can range from individuals all the way up to government/corporate entities.
Any actions that these entities commit can have a negative or positive effect on their standing in the world. At times, those actions might be so deleterious that it can cause an organization to crumble and blow away in the wind.
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. At least so its says in some document under glass in the Smithsonian. First item on the list = life. A good life is synonymous with good health. This essay is not about Medicare for All/Single Payer (MFA/SP) but deals with today's nightmare, surveillance state scenarios.
First we have the mollifying "explanations" for certain actions, and then analysis of what all this really means.
Midnight Special question:
-What would make progressives less likely to vote for a democratic party congressional representative:
-opposition to Medicare for All and support for Social Security privatization, or
-support for U.S. imperialism and Israeli apartheid?
(Yeppers, it’s longish, but needs must, as they say. Feel free to pick and choose titles that seem of keen interest to you.)
‘We will not wait 70 years more’: scenes from Gaza’s March of Return’, AhmadKabariti, March 31, 2018, mondoweiss.net (with photos)
This article starts off by chewing out Fakebook for its opportunistic business practices and its resident RUSSIAN! bots, it then makes a big detour into the Ukraine and the dirty tactics of afore mentioned RUSSIANS! during the coup (irony alert), starts singing the praises of Robert Mueller for wising us all up to the fact that we're all dupes of afore-afore mentioned RUSSIANS!, and provides examples of their fake stories about Muslims, rape, and the French ‘gay lobby’.
The politico-economic system of our supposed democracy is, in reality, a defense-in-depth of elite privilege. Layer upon layer of rhetorical cant and mathematical jargon shred any attack upon the fortress of money. Only by challenging the basic premises of conventional economics can we pull out the roots of the pernicious neoliberal dogma that is handing America over to a handful of billionaires and their global megacorporations.
I’m still trying to grok the whole blockchain thing, and to come up with use cases distributed apps, or dapps as they're called. I realized one way to approach the subject is to consider the limitations of regular currency in the digital world.
Edit and Update:
I could watch the empire file's video from 2015 in which Abby Martin interviewed Max Blumenthal.
These two ducks make their home at the cemetery's irrigation pond. It's full of yucky water now so they have been hanging out at the stream.
Spring is in bloom everywhere here.
My grandfather, who passed away last year, was a lifelong and thorough reader of the New York Times. You might say he was their core demographic: A quintessential New York Jew lawyer, one of the first Jews to be admitted to Harvard, whose life was oddly spared by the Red Scare inasmuch as when he was in the Army and the Korean War broke out, his affiliation in his younger days with certain left-wing groups caused the brass to deem him too much of a security risk to send overseas.
Technically Congress is the one with the power to say where our troops go and where they don't.
But that stopped being true several generations ago.
In place of Congress, the Commander-In-Chief gives the orders to the troops.
People want to be good. And life wants to be happy.
In Portsmouth was born a kitten blind and with an inoperable spinal condition that rendered his rear legs useless.
But he was adopted from the animal-shelter by a woman, and then students at a local school built him a wheelchair.
Because people want to be good.