Friday, April 29, 2016

Debt Overwhelms Cash Flow

Here is what is really happening in our so-called "recovery":

By now it is a well-known fact that corporations have no real way of generating organic growth in this economy, so they are relying on two things to boost share prices: multiple expansion (courtesy of central banks) and debt-funded buybacks (courtesy of central banks), the latter of which requires the firm to generate excess incremental cash. Incidentally, as SocGen showed last year, all the newly created debt in the 20th century has gone for just one thing: to fund stock buybacks.

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This appears to mean that companies which can do this (e.g., Apple) are increasingly owned by the rich, while the companies which cannot are increasingly owned by us muppets.

Justice Israeli-Style

Is the common foot soldier responsible for all the crimes of a war? Apparently the Israelis think so:

A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard on trial in Germany apologized in court to victims on Friday, telling them he regretted being part of a "criminal organization" that had killed so many people and caused such suffering.

"I'm ashamed that I knowingly let injustice happen and did nothing to oppose it", said Reinhold Hanning, a former Nazi SS officer, seated in a wheelchair in the court in Detmold.

Hanning is charged with being an accessory to the murder of at least 170,000 people.

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This implies the following also is true:

*Every US drone operator is responsible for all the "collateral murder" deaths.

*Every guard at Abu Ghraib is responsible for all the injuries and deaths which took place there.

*Every US Marine who participated in the massacre of the inhabitants of Fallujah is a murderer or an accessory to murder.

*Everyone who knew our 2003 invasion of Iraq was based on lies also is a murderer or an accessory to murder.

Is that what we want? If so, let the arrests begin.

Our Electoral System Is Broken

US elections have devolved to the level of a so-called banana republic:

This high-stakes, emotionally charged election cycle has seen widespread closure of polling locations, unprecedented voter roll purges, voting machine failures and extreme waiting lines that cause countless voters to turn away without having cast a ballot. Many have been given "provisional" ballots that are simply not counted. Irregularities in Arizona, North Carolina, Wisconsin and New York have engendered intraparty accusations and lawsuits, exposing a dysfunctional and often undemocratic election process.

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The Fund for Peace uses evolving versions of the following political and military indicators to calculate their Failed States Index:

The ongoing erosion of US state legitimacy further suggests our nation is well on the way to being a "failed state" itself.

California Ashamed Of John Wayne

This ain't not your daddy's country anymore:

What a California lawmaker intended as a benign resolution honoring a late, world-renowned movie icon exploded into an emotional debate over decades-old racist comments.

The state Assembly defeated the official ode to John Wayne Thursday after several legislators described statements he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society.

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If there ever was anything good in the USA, it was embodied in the personalities of John Wayne and Walt Disney. Both have now been smeared as racist or antisemitic.

America is gone, and we all should be ashamed of what has taken its place.

Why Does Mark Zuckerberg Want Us To Starve ???

The manchild with that malevolent smile is at it again:

"While helping to connect the world will always be the most important thing I do, there are more global challenges that I feel a responsibility to help solve - like helping to cure all diseases by the end of this century, upgrading our education system so it’s personalized for each student, and protecting our environment from climate change," he wrote.

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Dear Mark, perhaps you should reconsider:

*If you cure all diseases, the human population will overshoot and billions will starve to death.

*Your personalized education system sounds like "separate but equal". Good luck with that.

*Most plans I have seen for combating climate change make energy too expensive for the common person.

It's a shame that such great wealth is concentrated in the hands of someone who really does not have the best interests of We The People in mind.

By the way, that wealth is based on a scam which centers around We The People giving you access to our information for which we get nothing of value in return. Don't you have a responsibility to at least ask us how WE would like you to spend our enormous gift to you? Or are you so smart that you don't have to consult mere insects like us?

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Why Was Tritium Found At 9/11 Ground Zero ???

With 9/11 back in the news, is there anything still worth investigating about that tragedy other than the apparent involvement of Saudi Arabia?

According to at least one author, the answer is "yes" - the possibility that WTC1, WTC2, WTC6, and/or WTC7 were damaged or brought down by nuclear bombs. You can read about his theory here:

I have written about similar theories before. As I stated many times, chemical evidence suggesting the presence of fission products and/or byproducts of nuclear fusion at 9/11 Ground Zero is NOT conclusive proof of the use of nuclear bombs unless confirmed by radiation measurements, and to my knowledge this has NEVER been done.

You can find my previous posts on this subject here:

As far as the tritium hypothesis goes, some have said there were only two known sources of tritium at the World Trade Center site - (1) gunsights on weapons present at the complex, and (2) exit signs on the two aircraft which hit the twin towers. Since neither of these putative sources can account for the amount of tritium alleged to have been found at or around the site after 9/11, they have concluded the residual MUST be evidence of the use of some sort of nuclear bombs.

However, everyone is neglecting the largest source of tritium in the region - the Indian Point nuclear power station on the Hudson River and only 35 miles north of Manhattan. Indian Point is well known to be a producer and leaker of tritium into the environment. You can read about it here and other places on the Internet:

There are several ways Indian Point tritium could have found its way to Ground Zero. These include accidental and/or intentional releases into the Hudson River, and the accidental and/or intentional dumping of waste at various locations during the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath.

Or is it more reasonable to believe the US government was complicit in a nuclear attack on its own soil?

Will Austria Block TTIP ???

Here's a ray of hope from central Europe:

The two candidates for the office of Austrian President have announced their intention to block the TTIP. The announcement was made so clear that the TTIP cannot be ratified there.

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Many times before, politicians who promised to block such "trade deals" have reneged after they were elected (e.g., in Canada and Mexico). Something tells me the same thing might happen in Austria.

But we can always hope.

Wouldn't it be ironic if the land of Hitler's birth were to be the one country which stops the new fascism represented by TPP, TTIP, and TISA?