Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Party Of Democrats

Here is a description of the Democratic Party by James Howard Kunstler:

When I think of the Democratic Party these days, the image instantly comes to mind of little Linda Blair playing the demon-possessed child in the classic horror movie, The Exorcist (1973), most particularly the scene in which she spews a stream of pea soup-like projectile vomit into the face of kindly old Max von Sydow, as Father Merrin, the priest come to rescue her.

The pea soup represents the sort of ideology that the Democratic Party has spewed out in recent years - a toxic mush of racial identity politics, contempt for men, infantile entitlement tantrums, corporate whoring, and a demonic quest for war with the Russian Federation. Father Merrin, the priest, stands for incorruptible American men, who have been, at last, killed off by this barrage of diabolical idiocy.

You can read the rest @
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47345.htm

What kind of political party would grind their country into the ground? And for what? Power? Money? Just for spite?

Kissinger Jibberish

Has Henry Kissinger slipped into dementia? Here is some of his latest gibberish:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_BRITAIN_KISSINGER?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-06-27-13-10-40

Dear Henry - Russia has been peaceful with its neighbors for quite a long time. It is YOUR country (the US) which has been stirring up hornet nests on Russia's borders. And why? Give me one good reason that has nothing to do with US hegemony and/or corporate/banking greed.

The real "problem" is that the BRICS are sick of taking crap from the US, including the kind of crap you so eagerly shovel. Leave Russia alone, and they will leave us alone.

And if other nations would rather do business with Russia than with us, that's their prerogative. That's what "freedom of association" means, dumbass.

Thought For The Day - June 27, 2017

President Trump, please share this with your advisers, admirals, and generals:

“Military action,” we should note, is a criminal activity under the U.N. Charter and under the Kellogg-Briand Pact. It is not just “politics by other means,” but rather the quintessentially rogue action.

Source - http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2017/06/sanctions-crimes-not-law-enforcement.html

How soon we forget what was proclaimed at the Nuremberg Trials, although I suspect we always meant this to apply to everyone except the United States:

"To initiate a war of aggression is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime, differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole."

Source - http://www.economist.com/node/14205505

Here is the REAL thought for the day - how did the United States come to contain within itself the accumulated evil of the whole? If you believe we don't, you should reconsider.

Social Credit Systems ???

Watch out - we're about to get screwed again:

The traditional business of insurance is about to change dramatically as disruptive technology is applied. An astonishing 87 percent of insurers agree that technology is no longer advancing in a linear way but an exponential way and 96 per cent of insurers think that ecosystems or applications made by autonomous organizations are having a major impact on the insurance industry. The use of social credit mechanisms is being developed, some already implemented, which will determine our future behaviour, that will affect us all – both individually and negatively.

In a 12 page pullout piece in The Times last week, which focused on the insurance business, technology is seen as the panacea to their industry ills – literally.

In one frightening statement an insurer says: “Life policies could soon be sold on the basis of a selfie, without the need for a medical.” This statement comes about from new facial recognition technology that can identify your age and lifestyle choices such as smoking.

Insurance will soon be personal rather than product orientated. Driving cars has already become  one of them. Technology will alert the insurance company what vehicle is being driven and how aggressively - or otherwise, determining the cost of each drive.

The upside says the Times, is that these greater insights provided to insurance companies can reduce premiums to many careful people, but for those it decides are riskier, many may never get cover at all.

You can read the rest @
http://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/insurance-industry-leads-the-way-in-social-credit-systems/

Real outcomes can be demonstrated and proven using facts, while risks can be assigned any value the companies desire. This disruptive change will guarantee insurance company profits, while more or less providing no benefit at all to We The People. Does anyone really expect their rates to go DOWN?

And were these principles to be applied to ObamaDon'tCare (or its replacement), NO ONE would be able to afford insurance since the cost of the underlying products and services (e.g., so-called "health care") is what is rising exponentially. "Insurance" is merely protection money paid to allow one to make a claim on the underlying racketeered products or services.

The Absurdity Of US "Healthcare"

Here is a prime example of how absurd US "healthcare" has become:

Few benefits are more vulnerable than maternity coverage under the proposed bill, in a country where giving birth usually costs $10,000 if paid out of pocket.

You can read the rest @
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/27/trump-healthcare-bill-pregnant-women-maternity-coverage

Why should giving birth, a bodily function common throughout the animal kingdom, cost anything at all? It's something you can do for yourself ... for free.

Pharma, medicine, and surgery in the US are rackets. They should be prosecuted using the RICO Statute and brought under control.

EU Fines Google

The European Union’s antitrust regulator on Tuesday fined Alphabet Inc.’s Google a record €2.42 billion ($2.71 billion) for favoring its own comparison-shopping service in search results and ordered the search giant to apply the same methods to rivals as its own when displaying their services.

The decision, if it is upheld, would force Google to reshape the way it presents search results for products in Europe, the latest move by Brussels to rein in the tech world. The decision could also have further-reaching implications for other Google products and services - as well as those from competitors.

You can read the rest @
https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-slapped-with-2-7-billion-eu-fine-over-search-results-1498556971

I would not mind if all of Alphabet was broken up and its assets confiscated. I can live without this blog, but the world cannot continue to survive if Apple, Facebook, Google, etc. are not reined in.

US Attacking Syria Again ???

Here we go with the "gas attack" BS again:

Raising speculation that the US is about to attack Syria again, the White House has issued a statement late this evening accusing the Assad government in Syria of conducting “potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack,” claiming that such an attack would involve the “mass murder of civilians, including innocent children.”

The late night report was extremely light on details, but threatened to make Syria’s government and military “pay a heavy price,” suggesting that the statement was only issued to lay the groundwork for a new round of US attacks on Syrian government targets.

You can read the rest @
http://news.antiwar.com/2017/06/26/white-house-appears-to-be-planning-attack-on-assad/

The last "gas attack" claims were BS.

The original claims were BS.

The lies about Saddam's WMD should have been the last time we let the US government fool us, but apparently we learned nothing from that episode.

Are we really this stupid, or do we just love smashing other people's countries for no good reason?

What the hell is wrong with us?