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The Coup against Nicolas Maduro Intensifies

US announces sanctions against Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA’, via RT, Jan 28, 2019

“Washington has imposed sanctions against the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, seizing $7 billion in assets, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. The US is trying to force recognition of Juan Guaido as president in Caracas.

When seeing is no longer believing Inside the Pentagon’s race against deepfake videos

Well, our Lords and Masters are coming out in the open now. The propaganda is stomach turning. But millions will suck it up like a cool drink on a hot summers day. This is a goofy CNN piece that involves lots videos and links, but It basically states outright that programs are being developed BY OUR GOVERNMENT to flag and weed out stories that don’t pass their smell test. They’re going to decide what’s material is approved and what isn’t.

Lighthouses Don't Fire Cannon

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One of the first lessons I learned after discovering that I was inside a burning building was not to call the fire department while still inside said burning building. This may seem fairly obvious but when your brain is being flooded with adrenaline you don't always think straight. So, after the 911 operator yelled "GET OUT!", I did.

Israel versus Jews

According to family lore, my great-aunt and great-uncle were living in Romania in 1942.
They were 12 and 14 years old at the time. It was the old country, so the house was full with extended family.
One afternoon my great-aunt and great-uncle came home from school to find the house was empty. My relatives were Jews. They were all grabbed by the Nazis and sent to a death camp.

The Weekly Watch

The Cancerous Growth of the American Empire

Is There a Cure?

The United Snakes of America is spreading its poison again...this time declaring the elected president of Venezuela is a dictator, and recognizing the leader of the assembly as president. That's like Russia and China announcing Pelosi is now our president. The Carter Center stated "As a matter of fact, of the 92 elections that we've monitored, I would say that the election process in Venezuela is the best in the world." Old tiny hands, the liar in chief, is at it again. We use slightly different strategies in different countries to prop up corporate hacks as president. Both parties have been complicit. Consider Honduras and the stolen election the US recently recognized. Not to mention the coup supported by Obomber and the $hill. Brazil provides more evidence of our support of corporatists with the illegal removal of Dilma, and the imprisonment of Lula on trumped up charges. Bannon was in Brazil promoting Bolsonaro as was the CIA.

I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested.

― Smedley D. Butler, War is a Racket: by America's Most Decorated Soldier

American has become a country-sized version of Burpelson Air Base

Trump's Venezuela aggression, and the media and fake-liberal Dem response to it, have pushed me to a new level of awareness of the complete failure of America as a democracy. This RANT tries to organize the collection of outrages battling for the top spot in my consciousness.

Dateline: Davos, Dahlinks

I’m here at Santa’s workshop pictured above, attending this year’s World Economic Forum.  While in the background is hovering the Spirit of Oxfam noting that 26 billionaires control as much wealth as poorest half of humanity, we’re here to alleviate some of that poverty, and alleviate some of the jitters you may be feeling over i) globalization, and ii) that robots are soon to replace uneducated workers’ crap jobs, and iii) the global financial slowdown.

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