Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Economy

Four charts show the stock market is divorced from economic reality and driven only by the Fed printing money. I don't think US subterfuge can oust Putin like those other leaders.

Foreign Policy

US imposes new sanctions on Iran despite agreement it would not.

War

ISIS beheads another American reporter.

ISIS scares the Saudis.
Evidence the US is attempting regime change in Russia. They've been building to this for a while.

Politics

Ousted House Republican leader Cantor received big payoff with job from Wall Street firm working in Washington.

Misc

Claim Neanderthals created cave art.

Education

A Maryland teacher has been suspended and being investigated by sheriffs and health care socialists for writing a science fiction book about a school shooting.
"A 23-year-old teacher at a Cambridge, Maryland, middle school has been placed on leave and—in the words of a local news report—"taken in for an emergency medical evaluation" for publishing, under a pseudonym, a novel about a school shooting. The novelist, Patrick McLaw, an eighth-grade language-arts teacher at the Mace's Lane Middle School, was placed on leave by the Dorchester County Board of Education, and is being investigated by the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office, according to news reports from Maryland's Eastern Shore. The novel, by the way, is set 900 years in the future."
Soviet-style is a good description.
"Phillips said McLaw was taken in for an emergency medical evaluation. The sheriff would not disclose where McLaw is now, but he did say that he is not on the Eastern Shore. The same day that McLaw was taken in for an evaluation, police swept Mace's Lane Middle School for bombs and guns, coming up empty."
Empty. What a surprise. His house too. The thought police are out of control. I think this guy should win a huge lawsuit.
"He is currently at a location known to law enforcement and does not currently have the ability to travel anywhere."
Sounds like the secret police. I bet he learned a thing or two about the nature of government and government schools.

Police State

Busted for transporting hundreds of prescription pills for which he had no prescription, plutocrat Colts owner Irsay takes a plea deal for only OWI, a misdemeanor. Imagine if a serf been caught doing the same. This is our wonderful two-tiered injustice system in action.

NFL bans Irsay for six games, another slap on the hand.

Killer cops fist-bump over the man they killed.

Police in town of 700 have their free Humvee given to them by the Pentagon stolen, so the Pentagon gives them another.
"The police department now uses the massive wreck for parts for its other Humvee, which it also obtained from the Department of Defense Excess Property Program (DOD 1033) to help fight crime in the small town."
They must have quite the crime wave.

Health Care

Corruption regarding vaccines at CDC and HHS.

Long-term study shows low-carb diets are more healthy than low-fat diets.

Tax and Spend

Illinois heading for bankruptcy.

Economy

Box office crash.
"It's official: North American summer revenue barely cracks $4 billion, an eight-year low and down 15 percent from 2013"
That's because people are getting poorer.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Misc

Many revisionist articles. American myths refuted.

Politics

Labor Day was created for unions.

Looks like another coup is imminent in Pakistan.

The number of nuns has dropped 72 percent since 1965.

This push for fast food workers to receive $15 and hour is really about unionizing workers, not improving their lives.

Holder says when people talk about taking back our country from the socialists, it's racist. Biden's talking about taking it back, and he is one of the socialists.

Foreign Policy

Americans imprisoned in North Korea plea for US help. If there's one thing the US should be doing, it's helping people imprisoned by foreign governments. Government can't even get that right.

War

In response to Ukraine war, NATO expands its power by creating rapid response force. Can you imagine if NATO had rushed troops into Crimea? We'd be fighting a hot with Russia right now if we all hadn't already been killed in a nuclear war. Again, this is a silly idea. NATO knew its constituent powers were implementing a coup in Ukraine for months. It could have been prepared if it really wanted to be. We need to abolish NATO, not make it more powerful. No mention of ISIS in this story. Claim this force is specifically for eastern Europe.

Claim Ukrainian secessionists are winning.

Merkel wants Germany to kill more people in wars.

US warplanes team with Iranian-backed militias in Iraq. Notice this report comes from India. Here it is from Dallas.

In a retread of propaganda, the US claims a laptop captured from ISIS contains plans for biological weapons.
"Speaking of America’s Good Jihadists, a.k.a. the Syrian Free Army, I was struck by this nugget from an account of the killing of Douglas McAuthur McCain, an American fighting for ISIS in Syria, in the New York Times:
"The rebels who killed him were fighting for the Free Syrian Army, a rival group backed by the United States, and they went on to behead six ISIS fighters – but not Mr. McCain – and then posted the photographs on Facebook."
Yes, these are the "moderate" Syrian rebels, backed by your tax dollars and the prestige of the United States government. Oh, but don’t worry, kids: they’re our barbarians – so beheading is okay, even praiseworthy, since they’re doing it on behalf of spreading "freedom" and "democracy.""
Nice.
"The War Party has sunk to a new low: they’re stealing from Hollywood! If this isn’t outright plagiarism of the plot of "Wag the Dog," then it’s damned close. If I were the producers of that movie, I’d sue – but that’s just me."
That would be awesome.

Militias control Tripoli. Libyan rebels swim in US embassy pool.

Kazakhstan dismantled the nuclear arsenal it inherited from the Soviets.
"One of the first decrees of President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan, upon the country gaining independence in 1991, was the historic decision to close, on Aug. 29 the same year, the Semipalatinsk Nuclear test site, the second largest in the world.
Kazakhstan also voluntarily gave up the world’s fourth largest nuclear arsenal, with more than 110 ballistic missiles and 1,200 nuclear warheads with the capacity to reach any point on this earth."
That's amazing.

Obama and Cameron urge freeloading NATO countries to increase military spending. We should end this welfare program, not expand it.

The movement to declassify the 28 pages of the 9/11 investigation report grows.

Obama attacks Somalia without a declaration of war.
"Al Shabaab is an Islamist group affiliated with al Qaeda that wants to impose its own strict version of Islam in Somalia. It ruled most of the southern region of Somalia from 2006 until 2011, when African peacekeeping troops marched into the capital, Mogadishu."
Affiitated with al Qaeda supposedly makes it legal. That authorization for force needs to end.

Pentagon opens drone base in Niger. We've set the whole Middle East on fire, so why not Africa too?

How Churchill used the Lusitania to bait America into WWI.
"Churchill visited the ship in dry dock and referred to Lusitania as “just another 45,000 tons of live bait.”"
"Churchill, seeing an opportunity to bring America into Britain’s war, wrote the Board of Trade: “It is most important to attract neutral shipping to our shores, in the hope especially of embroiling the United States with Germany. … We want the traffic – the more the better – and if some of it gets into trouble, the better still.”"
"Future Secretary of State Robert Lansing knew that British passenger ships carried war materiel. German diplomats in New York warned American passengers they were in danger on the Lusitania. And instead of sailing north of Ireland to Liverpool, the Lusitania sailed to the south, into waters known to be the hunting ground of German submarines.
Lusitania blew up and sank in 18 minutes. Munitions may have caused the secondary explosion when the torpedo hit. Some 1,200 people perished, including 128 Americans. America was on fire, ready for war when the next incidents occurred, as they would in 1917 with the sinking of U.S. merchant ships in similar waters."
Evil.

Media

It looks like all the naked celebrity pictures were hacked from Apple's iCloud. While the service may need better security, taking nude pictures of yourself and putting them anywhere a hacker can get to is stupid unless you want them leaked. It's like having sex then being surprised when it makes a baby. If you have to take naked pictures of yourself, and you want to keep them private, don't put them on the internet or any device connected to the internet. And why is it about Hollywood culture that all the hot female celebrities are doing this? We know celebrities tend to be attention whores and emotionally cripple, but this is crazy.

Emma's got it right.

Police State

Deputy carelessly killed biker, but faces no charges. Guess what would happen if a serf did the same. Our lives are meaningless to rulers.

Company donates five body cameras to Ferguson police department. Good PR move, but five won't change anything. The police will conveniently lose or erase them when they do something wrong, just like with dashboard cameras.

Hackers build secure alternative to Skype called Tox.

I'm confused by these polls on Scottish independence.
"Support for Scottish independence has risen eight points in a month, according to a new poll.
The No camp are now six points ahead of the Yes campaign, down from 14 points in mid-August and 22 points early last month, excluding undecided voters.
The latest YouGov poll found that, excluding ''don't knows'', 53% of those questioned planned to vote No, while 47% would back Yes."
This seems a cut-and-dry issue. I don't understand the movement.

Global Warming and Energy

The frauds won't get off Antarctica. This claim that melting ice is raising sea level around Antarctica cannot be reconciled with the fact that overall Antarctic ice is growing, not shrinking.

Melting ice not responsible for Antarctic sea level rise. That didn't take long.

Fruitcake plans to drive an SUV onto an iceberg and live there for a year. What could go wrong?

Another failed global warming prediction claimed world would heat faster in the last five years than previously. I don't believe any global warming prediction has come true.

The World Bank tries to exploit the global warming fraud.
"Eric Worrall writes: Rachel Kyte, the World Bank’s special envoy for climate change, claims that rich nations have a moral duty to help island nations survive climate change."
In other words, rich nations are supposed to steal more money and funnel into the world bank, ostensibly so the World Bank can give it poor countries but really so the bankers can siphon even more money for themselves.

According to this study, the pause reaches 19 years.

It snowed in Wyoming the last day of August.

Now environmentalists are unhappy about accelerated plant growth due to increases in CO2. They want it both ways because their real goal is to end capitalism.

Local

Police shoot another dog.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Regulation

Property rights is the key to maintaining groundwater, not regulations.

Media

What could go wrong when celebrities take nude pictures of themselves and store them on the internet?

And idiots want to put household devices on the internet to be hacked.

Economy

Keynesian admits economy is in a depression.
"US Household Net Worth 2007- 2013
Top 1%         Up       1.9%
Next 9 %       Up       3.4%
Next 15%      Down   0.5%
Next 25%      Down  16.7%
Bottom 50%  Down   44.2%
None of the economic statistics we get from the government are reliable. Inflation is understated. Economic growth is overstated. Unemployment is understated.  But this chart of net worth is about as reliable as we can expect to get."
Ouch.

Misc

Researchers claim to have discovered stone spear tips 500,000 years old, 200,000 years older than previously known.

Global Warming and Energy

List of excuses for the pause, so far.

Police State

Florida cop busted in prostitution sting.

Years ago, Georgia fired all traffic cops, and nothing bad happened.

Images from first commercial spy satellite.

Politics

Chinese government to pick candidates for Hong Kong. Sounds like typical democracy.

The Torah, Bible and Koran all promote mass violence. The problem is religious fundamentalism, not any one religion. There seems to be a lot more Muslim religious fundamentalists though.

War


Islamists take control of abandoned US embassy compound in Libya. Largest theft if 30 years.

Israel steals just under 1,000 acres of West Bank land for new settlement.

If peace-keepers in Golan Heights are supposed to keep Israel and Syria from fighting, they've failed tremendously since Israel frequently attacks Syria from the air.
"Israel has avoided taking sides in the three-year civil war in Syria."
Except for those air attacks on government forces. They're far from neutral.

The UN and Israeli government disagree on how many Palestinian civilians Israel killed.
"In its most recent count, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reports that 2,104 Palestinians were killed in Gaza, including 1,462 civilians, among them 495 children and 253 women. Those U.N. numbers would mean that 69 percent of the total killed were civilians.
By contrast, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this week that Israeli forces­ had killed “approximately 1,000 terrorists,” which would mean that far fewer of the 2,104 Palestinian dead were civilians — roughly 52 percent."
Maybe they'll start another war over this.

Another claim Ukrainians are losing to secessionists.
"The Americans put a 2-star air force general in charge (Major General Randy Allen Kee), brought in the CIA, brought in mercenaries, supplied leadership and presumably some intelligence, had a numerical advantage of 2-1, had a weapons advantage, and lost. The American-Ukrainian side seems to have applied the standard American tactic of brute force and firepower on cities, but it proved fruitless."
I'd like to see some references.

Obama considering strategy in Syria.
"In fact, there is apparently an option emerging from the bowels of the war machine that calls for an odd/even day plan to bomb both sides, thereby making clear that Washington is an equal opportunity spanker. Apparently, whether you use a 12th century sword or 20th century attack helicopter as a means of rule, you will be bombed by the “indispensable nation”, as Obama put it, adding that “no other nation can do what we do”."
As twisted as this is, it's probably true.
"According to AP, it appears that Syrian airstrikes are imminent, but could be carried out under the odd/even day plan:
“In an effort to avoid unintentionally strengthening the Syrian government, the White House could seek to balance strikes against the Islamic State with attacks on Assad regime targets.”
Is any more evidence needed that Washington has gone stark raving mad than even the possibility that such an absurd option could  be under consideration? Has not the imperial city on the Potomac become so inured to its pretensions of global hegemony and to instant resort to deployment of its war machine that any semblance of rationality and coherence has been dissolved?"
Yes.

Mainstream articles show how the US knowingly empowered ISIS, which they now want to attack while also attacking the Syrian government. 

Local

The DDN noticed that police shootings are frequent but charges are rare. That's because cops have a license to kill.

Rally to support police at Beavercreek Walmart.

Remember when Dayton spent tax dollars to demolish an apartment building so it could replace it with a new apartment building targeted for Sinclair students? The new one hasn't been built.
"The developer has yet to secure financing for the project, and its opening has been pushed back, likely until the fall of 2016."
This is just another money-stealing boondoggle.

Huber Heights spent $300,000 on Goodsports site though the contract didn't require it. The corruption at this music venue boondoggle runs deep and wide in Huber Heights.

Socialism

This shows how a classic socialist economy is greatly inferior to even a fascist economy.
"Check out this detailed and informative look at the unspoken competiton between NASA's SLS rocket and SpaceX's planned heavy lift rocket. It's being designed to be even more powerful than the Falcon Heavy. Key quote: "It is clear SpaceX envisions a rocket far more powerful than even the fully evolved Block 2 SLS – a NASA rocket that isn't set to be launched until the 2030s." The SpaceX rocket hinges on whether the company can successfully build its new Raptor engine. If they do, they will have their heavy lift rocket in the air and functioning far sooner than NASA, and for far less money."
Imagine what a free market would produce.

Health Care

Prestigious journal sides with statin critics against big statin advocate which keeps its statin data secret.

Why most research is false.
"“There is increasing concern that in modern research, false findings may be the majority or even the vast majority of published research claims,” he wrote, and went on to describe in meticulous mathematical detail exactly why most of the studies that see the light of day are deeply flawed."
I bet he didn't same socialist and fascist funding.

Apparently our hunter-gatherer ancestors didn't die from wounds as easily as everybody believes.
"If you think you have it tough, consider Kennewick Man. The early American lived nearly 9,000 years ago and was likely in constant pain. He suffered from one injury after another, and his lifestyle offered little time for rest and recovery. "
A human couldn't survive that without modern medical intervention today.

Spanish police arrest parents for taking their son from a British hospital without the consent of doctors. Who is raising this child?

Misc

Solar system found to be in giant gas (plasma) bubble. Bubble is probably the wrong term, but establishment scientists don't know it yet.
"Between the planets and the stars of our galaxy is not just empty space. There are gasses, dust, ions -- and more -- sweeping around."
Ions. That's plasma.

Economy

Wall Street celebrates the best August in 14 years which was right before the dot.com bubble burst. This is not something to celebrate.

Upscale Denny's in Manhattan offering $300 brunch will soon die a horrible death when the bubble pops.

Manhattan condo prices hit record high. They won't last either.

Jessica Alba's diaper delivery company is valued at $1 billion for IPO.
"While today even the pundits are aghast at the latest Snapchat valuation round, which according to the WSJ has Kleiner Perkins inject a laughable $20 million into the private-parts photography service, boosting its valuation to a whopping $10 billion in a clear windowdressing mark-up round, up from $800 million a year ago, even as the actual equity invested into the company is a paltry $160 million or under 2% of said valuation, the true indicator of just how bubbly the second coming of the dot com era has become comes courtesy of none other than Jessica Alba's, yes the actress, own startup: a company launched in 2012 and which makes "non-toxic" diapers (as opposed to toxic diapers?), called the Honest Co., has raised $70 million at a valuation just shy of $1 billion in preparation for an IPO. "
If there was some sort of bubble index, it would be off the charts.

Immigration

Feds to run ads telling self-deported illegal aliens they can return. What part of illegal alien don't our rulers understand?

Saturday, August 30, 2014

War on Drugs

States allowing medical marijuana have fewer pain killer deaths.

Tax and Spend

Poor NASA doesn't steal enough of our money.

Global Warming and Energy

Michael Mann's fraudulent hockey stick filter exposed.

California global warming gas tax, signed by Schwarzenegger, to take effect.

Arctic ice cap growing.
"The speech by former US Vice-President Al Gore was apocalyptic. ‘The North Polar ice cap is falling off a cliff,’ he said. ‘It could be completely gone in summer in as little as seven years. Seven years from now.’
Those comments came in 2007 as Mr Gore accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for his campaigning on climate change.
But seven years after his warning, The Mail on Sunday can reveal that, far from vanishing, the Arctic ice cap has expanded for the second year in succession – with a surge, depending on how you measure it, of between 43 and 63 per cent since 2012."
Wrong again.

War

The Israeli-Hamas war is supposedly over.
"After 50 days, the war is over. Hallelujah.
On the Israeli side: 71 dead, among them 66 soldiers, 1 child.
On the Palestinian side: 2,143 dead, 577 of them children, 263 women, 102 elderly. 11,230 injured. 10,800 buildings destroyed. 8,000 partially destroyed. About 40,000 damaged homes. Among the damaged buildings: 277 schools, 10 hospitals, 70 mosques, 2 churches. Also, 12 West Bank demonstrators, mostly children, who were shot.
So what was it all about?
The honest answer is: About nothing."
It was about something. It was about Israeli and Palestinian rulers gaining more power and more wealth.

Motive for the war in Ukraine.
"Despite what you might have heard or read over the last six months, the goings on in Ukraine have virtually nothing to do with democracy or Putin’s supposed desire to reconstruct the Soviet Union, and everything to do with the US need to eke out a few more years of world hegemony by sowing chaos among the nations, or emerging coalitions of nations, it sees as having any ability to put a check on its now largely unchecked military and financial power."
The US, and to a lesser extent its EU allies, was the aggressor.
"As Putin’s advisor, Sergei Glaziev, said in a wonderfully succinct manner a few days ago, this is all about the US desire to destroy the peaceful, and until now, quite mutually beneficial set of relations between post-Soviet (and post-Yeltsin) Russia and the nations of the EU.
Why would the US want to do that?
Because the idea of an increasingly integrated economic space stretching from Lisbon to the Kamchatka Peninsula, scares the daylights out of the geopolitical strategists in Washington and New York, as well as their friends in the London poodle pound."
So far, it's working.

Just the other day, the news was reporting that Ukrainian forces were crushing the secessionists. Today we hear the rebels have enjoyed a string of victories.

Ukrainian government talks about joining NATO. That would be nuts.

The reason the US stopped talking about the downing of the Malaysian airliner over Ukraine is it was downed by Ukrainians.

Western rulers have lied and lied and lied about Russian activity in Ukraine.

I bet this report is a lie too.
"But Ukraine military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told journalists in Kiev that Russian tanks had entered the small Ukrainian town of Novosvitlivka on the border with Russia and fired on every house."We have information that virtually every house has been destroyed," Lysenko added, without giving details on when the reported attack took place. Ukraine's daily military briefings typically cover the previous 24 hours."

What would anybody gain by doing that?


The US conflict with Russia in Ukraine is about protecting king dollar.
"Notwithstanding its undeniably great accomplishments of the past hundred years, the relationship of the United States to the rest of the world is parasitic. This is because it creates money and debt instruments out of nothing, requiring virtually no effort, which it then swaps for goods and services with other countries. Because the US dollar is the global reserve currency, it is able to rack up astronomic deficits that would be untenable for any other country. US debts are now at such levels that if the US dollar loses its reserve currency status, the United States economy will implode and it will quickly be reduced to the status of a banana republic – hence the sense of urgency in the face of growing threats."
Fortunately, that can't happen real fast. Unfortunately, it could play out over decades, depressing our economy the whole time.
"Any state that moves to opt out of using the dollar as a medium of exchange is dealt with, forcibly if deemed necessary. The tactics are threefold – economic blockade (sanctions), the funding of an internal revolution, perhaps assisted by US special forces, and an outright military invasion, or perhaps a combination of the three. This is what happened in Iraq and Libya, both of which planned to trade their oil in currencies other than the dollar. Perhaps the greatest irony of all is that the world’s savings, via the Treasury market, are used to fund the vast US military machine with its hundreds of bases spread across the world which forcibly makes sure they stay yoked to this system."
It is ironic, but it's also inevitable.
"A sad irony for the American people is that even though the US has the ability to swap unlimited intrinsically worthless paper for goods and services from the the rest of the world, the infrastructure of the country is crumbling and many Americans already live in poverty on “food stamps”, and even the great US middle class is being squeezed. This is because the elites don’t care about the country or the masses – all they care about is power and the amassing of personal fortunes."
That's not ironic.

Iraqi forces recapture two towns from ISIS. I predict a few thousand fanatics with a penchant for cutting off heads by the hundreds won't hold any appreciable territory for any appreciable time.

ISIS is blowback from America's wars in Iraq and Syria.

NATO attacked Libya to stop Qaddafi's plans for a gold dinar to rival the dollar.
"Gaddafi did not give up. In the months leading up to the military intervention, he called on African and Muslim nations to join together to create this new currency that would rival the dollar and euro. They would sell oil and other resources around the world only for gold dinars.
It is an idea that would shift the economic balance of the world."
Can't have that.

Federal Reserve

Contrary to this article, bitcoin is not a solution to the state. It's not even money.

The CFR advocates literally handing money out to everybody who isn't rich.

Butter price hits all-time high.

Politics

British man attacks MP. Governments have pushed people to their limits, and some will fight back.

In order to be free at home, Americans must not allow the government to create an empire abroad.
"If Americans want a free society at home, then they must convince the U.S. government to give up its global empire. The militarized police recently on display in Ferguson was no freak coincidence: Antiwar activists and other civil libertarians have been warning for decades that an aggressive US foreign policy would eventually destroy domestic liberties. Americans can’t ask their government to subjugate foreigners with bombs but bow to their own wishes at the ballot box.
As obvious as the above statements seem to me, according to a recent article Daniel McCarthy apparently would disagree. This surprised me, because McCarthy is editor of The American Conservative, a magazine that has tirelessly reminded US right-wingers that true conservatives don’t go abroad in search of monsters to destroy, and that nation-building is a progressive hobby."
All true.
"Specifically, if you allow your government to maintain an empire abroad, then you can’t possibly expect a free and open society at home. This fact is staring us in the face as police departments across the country accept the surplus military equipment used in foreign occupations."
And being forced to use it or lose it.

Ron Paul bribery scandal. This is stupid. Politics is all about making money, and people buy support and votes all the time.

Why in the world would the business community have ever had confidence in Obama to lose?

Anti-EU party in Britain trounces conservative, incumbent party, though the same guy who had the seat won it again because changed parties. Now many are expected to change parties. So the same people will be in office, but their party affiliation will change. I doubt this is meaningful. It's sounds more like political expediency.

Regulation

California bans plastic bags. This will have consequences.

Local

Al Sharpton is coming to Beavercreek to protest and politicize the Walmart shooting.

DeWine makes excuses about not releasing all the Walmart shooting video.

Second big fight at Moraine Inn and Suites this year. Two men punched a female deputy in the face. Let's see if they shut this place down like they do the bars.

OVI checkpoint in Kettering collects lots of revenue.

Manufacturing jobs in Ohio increase between 2011 and 2013. They'll be gone soon.

Health Care

Paper from five researchers who died studying the Ebola outbreak reveals the source of this strain.

Experimental Ebola drug ZMapp saves 18 of 18 monkeys.

New Obamacare tax hits Sept. 30.
"But with an $8 billion tax on insurers due Sept. 30 — the first time the new tax is being collected — the industry is getting help from an unlikely source: taxpayers.
States and the federal government will spend at least $700 million this year to pay the tax for their Medicaid health plans. The three dozen states that use Medicaid managed-care plans will give those insurers more money to cover the new expense."
Customers pay those taxes anyway.

Police State

Judge denies request for LAPD license plate scanner data. So where's the oversight?

Two Ferguson cops have been fired for threatening protesters.

Say no to chip implants.

Louis Freeh's car crash called suspicious.

Microsoft defies court order to turn over emails held on foreign server.

Tax and Spend

US raises fee to expatriate tremendously. As Ron Paul noted, the fences government wants to build today will be used to keep Americans in, not keep others out.

Socialism

Thank goodness the government published detailed instructions on roasting marshmallows, or the world might have ended.

Economy

While horrible numbers of Americans have lost jobs or been forced into part time work, the full time workers are working more hours than ever.
"A new Gallup poll finds that economically-stressed Americans are now working an “average” of 47 hours, with a growing number clocking 60 hours or more."
This is what happens when there are many workers competing for few jobs. Government is taking us back to the sweat shop days.

Immigration

The new alarmism is about a terrorist attack on our southern border, and they blame the reporter who exposed the problem. ISIS targeting Mexican border. This sounds like the press helping Obama insulate Republicans from voters if they pass amnesty.

In the last six months, Obama has released 37, 477 illegal immigrant children into the US while deporting only 280. This is why he doesn't have to grant amnesty to anybody. He's doing it without attracting the ire of the American people.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Sports

While NFL commissioner super-bureaucrat jerk hammers players for rumors of bad behavior, he's refused to touch Colts owner Irsay for being busted transporting tens of thousands of pills, saying the justice system hasn't reached a verdict. He waited for verdict in any other case. But now Irsay has plead something other than not guilty. It'll be fun to watch the hypocrite slave-master twist in order to avoid punishing Irsay. It's kind of funny that an NBA owner was forced to sell because of a smear tape, but Irsay is protected despite trafficking tens of thousands of pills.

Misc

Claim that discovery of nanodiamonds conclusively proves Younger Drias created by comet impact.

Scientists think they see small bodies disintegrating into dust, and call that planet formation.

Health Care

Five Ebola researchers killed by disease before their research was published.

Politics

Libertarians accused of being anti-science. This article is stupid. Rebuttal.

Judge rejects losing tea party challenge to contest results because he didn't file on time. I doubt this is true. Even if it is, judges only enforce it when it benefits the establishment.

Foreign Policy

Decades, or maybe centuries, of oppression in the Middle East has produced populations that elect radicals to fight it, scaring Middle Eastern rulers.

Global Warming and Energy

Gasbuddy predicts lowest Labor Day weekend gas prices since 2010. They're not that low here.

Psychologist discovers the fraudulent 97 percent consensus claim includes psychology and other irrelevant papers.


War

Ukrainian secessionists claim their Russian equipment is equipment abandoned by Ukrainian troops, many of whom spontaneously defect when sent to the battlefront.
"Although such claims of using only confiscated Ukrainian equipment are common, top rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko himself has said Russia was supplying equipment and fighters. And Russia's consistent rejection of the allegations is hotly dismissed by the West."
I'm sure the Russians are doing what they can without being caught red-handed, just like the US does.
""Despite Moscow's hollow denials, it is now clear that Russian troops and equipment have illegally crossed the border," NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Friday."
I wonder if this guy ever heard of the US doing the same in Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Mali, and god knows where else.
"A spokesman for the rebels in Novoazovsk, who identified himself only as Alexander, said their plan was to try to eventually push westward to the major port city of Mariupol, about 20 miles away. There was no sign of imminent movement on Friday, but Alexander's statement underlined fears that the rebels' eventual aim is to establish a land bridge between Russia and the Russia-annexed Crimea peninsula further to the west."
That makes sense.

Putin declares southeastern Ukraine to be New Russia.

Joint Intelligence committees' report on 9/11 keeps 28 pages secret.
"What is in the twenty-eight censored pages? You aren’t allowed to know that, but members of Congress can read them provided they write to the heads of the Senate and House intelligence committees and get permission. If such is granted, they are escorted into a soundproof carefully guarded room in the company of various spooks, where they get to read the material: they aren’t allowed to take notes.
Do you get the impression someone has something to hide?"
Somebody.
"The alleged Saudi connection to the 9/11 attacks has had a lot of play: it is widely believed that in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 special permission was given to fly members of the Saudi royal family out of the country when the whole nation was in lockdown. This raised suspicions, along with the incontrovertible fact that the majority of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudi citizens. "
But there was more than one foreign government. Who stood to benefit from the US increasing it bases and waging war in the Middle East? Clearly, our Middle Eastern allies.
"In the wake of 9/11, while the smoke from the downed World Trade Building was still clouding the skies over Manhattan, I noticed a news item in the Washington Post that rang all kinds of alarm bells, or at least it should have – although our vaunted Fourth Estate was too busy signing on to the newly-minted "war on terrorism" to notice. The story was headlined "Government Calls Several Cases ‘of Special Interest,’ Meaning Related to Post-Attacks Investigation." Reporter John Mintz related that at least 60 Israelis "of special interest to the government" had been rounded up and that several of these had training in counter-terrorist techniques."
You could see that coming. We already know about the dancing Israelis.
""There is no indication that the Israelis were involved in the 9-11 attacks, but investigators suspect that the Israelis may have gathered intelligence about the attacks in advance, and not shared it. A highly placed investigator said there are ‘tie-ins.’ But when asked for details, he flatly refused to describe them, saying, ‘evidence linking these Israelis to 9-11 is classified. I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It’s classified information.’""
That's suspicious.
"So the question boils down to – Why? Why would the Israelis, who were tracking the terrorists on our territory, not only fail to let us know but perhaps act to shield them from law enforcement’s gaze? The answer, I believe, is indicated by the role played by Israel since the attacks in agitating for US military action in the Middle East. In 2003, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, anticipating the Iraq war, declared that Syria, Iran, and Libya had to be "disarmed" as well. And Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking to a conference at Bar Ilan University in 2008, was more direct. As reported by Israeli news outlets Ha’aretz and Ma’ariv:
“’We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq,’ Ma’ariv quoted the former prime minister as saying. He reportedly added that these events ‘swung American public opinion in our favor.’” "
That's who benefited. Movement to declassify those 28 pages.

Obama's lack of coherent policy.
"By attacking the Islamic State in Syria, Obama will become a de facto ally of the Syrian government, just as Obama and ISIS were de facto allies when they were both targeting Bashar al-Assad. Most Americans are likely fed up with Obama’s zigzagging foreign policy, and with each new U-turn support drops for the next war." 
Perpetual war is making us less safe.

Politico declares Obama has acted lawfully against ISIS so far, but the Constitution doesn't agree.

ISIS laptop providing wish list of attacks, no matter how improbable, will undoubtedly be used to advocate more war.

Fighting ISIS costs $7.5 million per day.

After 13 years of perpetual war, Britain, and the US, faces the greatest terrorist threat ever.

Police State

More on police departments "losing" Pentagon weapons.
"The Pentagon has banned 145 law enforcement agencies from receiving surplus military weapons and supplies, part of a program under scrutiny after police in combat gear responded to protests in Ferguson, MO.
In each case examined by the Cox Washington bureau, the departments were suspended after losing high-powered weapons."
Losing is code for stealing without consequence.
"The list of banned law enforcement agencies is a small fraction of the 8,000 participating in the program, but includes large departments such as the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Departments can petition the Pentagon to be reinstated."
Maybe people put on the no-fly list should have the same opportunity.

Local

Family of man killed at Beavercreek Walmart ask US Attorney to take over and politicize his killing. I can understand wanting an investigation as far from the local police as possible, but getting Holder involved would be a disaster.
"“What they saw really, really bothered us,” Hilton said Thursday. “They saw the police coming in and John Crawford III having this air gun pointed toward the floor, looking at the shelf. The next thing they see is he drops to the floor, he’s been hit by bullets. We’re very concerned about that. We just need to get the entire video released so the community can know what happened.”"
This is bizarre:
"An area police chaplain and minister, Mike Crain of Huber Heights, started the “I support the Beavercreek Police Department” Facebook page Aug. 9, which now has more than 2,700 likes. He said the informal rally isn’t meant to be divisive.
“I’ve tried to make it clear to the participants that this isn’t a right versus wrong (event), this isn’t a time to try to place blame,” Crain said. “This is just to say, hey, we are supporters of the Beavercreek police department.”"
One man shooting another dead is certainly an event that demands an evaluation of right versus wrong. It sounds like this pastor has a conflict of interest.

Premier Health to implement own health insurance. The more competition, the better.

Health Care

Now crop pests threaten world food supply. Be very afraid. I get that just as government's health care system breeds superbugs, government's food system breeds super-pests, but come on. This is fearmongering to benefit Big Ag.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Regulation

EU bans high energy appliances.

Immigration

In the past, Obama admitted any executive action to grant amnesty to illegal aliens would break the law. While true, he only said that because it politically expedient at the time. The most lawless president of my lifetime doesn't care.

I still suspect these rumors are intended to enable Republicans to pass something and Obama won't act through executive order because he doesn't want the backlash.

Politics

Roger Goodell caves to politics and threatens harsher penalties for domestic violence. He's allowing people who politically invested in the term overrule the people who investigated the facts because sports in the US has become fully politicized.

After getting slammed for her silence on the Ferguson shooting and for her criticism of Obama, Clinton praises Obama for his handling of Ferguson. What a suck-up. He did nothing.

Has Hillary ever been right? That's a good question.

Twice as many people strongly disapprove of Obama as strongly approve. He doesn't care.

Economy

Google testing delivery drones in Australia with goal of competing with Amazon.

War

Ukraine claims Russia invaded with columns of armor, but Putin denies and Obama fails to accuse Russia of invading. The US is covering Ukraine with satellites. If Russia invaded, show is pictures. I'm skeptical of the claim Ukraine captured Russian paratroopers in Ukraine.

This makes me suspect the Ukrainians are lying.
"Anticipating the possibility of direct combat between Ukrainian and Russian troops, the council later announced it had reimposed mandatory military service, suspended last year."
Lies for domestic consumption so they can implement military slavery.

On the other hand, NATO satellite photos supposedly show Russia troops fighting Ukrainian troops in Ukraine. More.
"According to a statement posted on the NATO website, the photos "confirmed what NATO and its Allies had been seeing for weeks from other sources.""
Why did it take weeks to get satellite photos? There's so much lying going from everybody involved.

Now Russia hackers are blamed for attacking all the big banks. There's still no way to know if it was Russians or a false flag. Banking representative unaware of significant cyber-attack. So much for that alarmism.

Obama admits he has no strategy for dealing with ISIS.

ISIS waterboarded prisoners. This puts the US in a bad spot.

Police State

Blaming Reagan for the surveillance state because of executive order 12333 from 1981.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Federal Reserve

Argentine peso continues collapse.

Immigration

Immigration courts overwhelmed just like Obama planned.
"Two top federal judges Wednesday said the nation’s immigration courts are in chaos, with the backlog of cases at an historic high of 375,000 for just 227 judges, leading to a minimum three-year delay in hearings for illegal immigrants."
Cloward and Piven.

Global Warming and Energy

Suggestion that bombing Iceland volcano may reduce risk to air travel.

No matter how many studies shoot down global warming frauds, they keep popping back up, bouyed by nearly inexhaustible tax dollars.

Democrats unhappy with Obama's plan to push global warming agenda through UN, but he doesn't care because he's not running again.

Articles about safe, clean energy might as well grow on trees, but I don't see them built anywhere.

Coal is the fuel of the present and future.

Socialism

Socialism is not the solution to wildfires.

Central California wells run dry.

War

The Israeli government has solidly supported the rebels in Syria. Now they have captured the pass to Israel and threaten Israel. Oops.

US not-so-intelligent intel reports 300 Americans are fighting with ISIS. They're only a threat if the socialist security agencies let them come back. Don't do that. Spend your tens of billions making sure that doesn't happen. Second American fighting with ISIS killed. That's one less we have to worry about.

Did Russian hackers attack JPMorgan or was it a false flag? Either could be true.

Regulation

Department of Transportation gives notice of pending mandate for vehicle to vehicle communication.

Comcast uses regulation to quash competition exactly as one would expect. Since the government makes that option available, corporate officers have a fiduciary duty to do so.

Politics

Because big business is dependent on government, big business in Scotland, dependent on UK government, is against independence.

Rand Paul blames Hillary's war hawk policies for wars and crises in Middle East.

The ESPN report on Michael Samm's showers was even more idiotic than every other report about a seventh round draft pick. This shows how crappy ESPN has become.

I'd be surprised if Scott Walker is really tied with a Democrat challenger in Wisconsin.

Police State

Ohio Supreme Court says police can keep secret threats against governor. What purpose does that serve?

The Pentagon is purposely escalating the police war against Americans.
"Analyst Noel Brinkerhoff points out that the Pentagon’s 1033 program specifies that “any participating law enforcement agency must use its equipment within one year of receiving it. If they don’t, they have to give it up.”
If a police department wants combat gear, it can get it, and once the department has that gear, it will use it. In fact, the Feds will require that they invent a “need” where none exists. This helps explain why routine police calls are now treated as potential military engagements."
Great.

Now the TSA is forcing travelers to declare prescription drugs and show their prescriptions.

Local

Sinclair goes deeper into drone business.

Protesters want federal investigation into Beavercreek Walmart shooting, probably because they're counting on Obama and Holder to politicize it.

Tax and Spend

Government scientists experiment whether universe is a hologram. That's stuff few people would pay for voluntarily.

Experiment claims to prove hydrogen fusion powers the sun by detecting ghostly neutrinos, but it sounds like noise overwhelms the signal, and you can't subtract out noise because of the nature of noise. Maybe their using the term noise when they mean other signals, but this sounds like a case of confirmation bias. I'll bet there's a retraction eventually, like with the supposed confirmation of cosmic inflation. Wal Thornhill explains they can't tell the difference between fusion in the center of the sun and fusion on the surface.

Warren Buffett's involvement in Burger King's transfer to Canada puts Obama in a bad spot. Dozens of companies have done the same since Obama was elected..He could resolve that by dramatically cutting taxes.

Education

Ohio bill would prohibit teaching scientific method. Government doesn't like science, so this makes sense from its point of view.

Students wouldn't have to worry about Michelle Obama's food dictates if they weren't locked into socialist prison schools.