Okay, the big debate happened last night. So, what more do we really know now about the difference between Hillary! & Trumpkins? Not much. Hillary is a marginally better politician and Trumpkins has the better understanding about how much Americans absolutely hate our rulers' media and government. But what about foreign policy? Hillary! defended her stewardship of U.S. foreign policy during her 15 or so years as a Senator and Secretary of State. Trumpkins said that her experience was BAD experience. They argued a little about NAFTA and the TPP, but there was nary a peep from either of them about the one of the very biggest foreign policy deals - EVER: the $38 Billion Memo of Understanding between Israel & the United Snakes over the next 10 years.
Like Valerie Day & Nu Shooz in the video above, I just Can't Wait until about 2-minutes after the 'debate' tonight when ex-AIPAC PR-chief Wolf Blitzer and about 15 other pundits at CNN's Campaign Crisis! Central tell me what Trumpkins and Hillary! really
said, based upon some shit they just made up. But the bottom-line here? Hillary! has Experience! And Trumpkins?
B-A-A-A-D! But it's all gonna be A-OK for the United Snakes, because?
Also, too ... Gennifer Flowers.
We are ruled by people who make sure everything stays as dumb & simple-minded as possible.
Julian Assange described the 2016 Amerikan presidential election as
being: "Like trying to decide between Cholera and Gonorrhea." Hillary!
and Trumpkins are finally going to appear together on-stage as debate
'opponents'. Of course, they both want exactly the same thing -
for Amerika's ruling elite to remain Exceptional! To protect our Free
Markets! And PROFITZ! Watching and listening to them trying their
hardest to differentiate how each of them would perpetuate Amerikan
Exceptionalism for the 1%, while longing for a bathroom-break, will be about as interesting as watching the
above video - even if you didn't know how to 'dial' a telephone.
First there were the 28-redacted pages (actually 29) that were finally released (conveniently during a Friday night graveyard news-cycle dominated by the attempted overthrow of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan) and showed a direct connection between three Saudi Arabian government officials and some of the Saudi Arabian 9-11 hijackers. Telephone records from the cell phones of Fahad Thumairy, a Saudi consular official based in Los Angeles, directly tie him to 2 of the hijackers: Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar. Thumairy is also tied to Saudi Intelligence Agent Omar al-Bayoumi, who used large sums of money, secured through Thumairy at the Saudi Embassy in Los Angeles, to lease apartments and provide living expenses to al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar. Then there's Osama Bassnan, a Saudi who received large sums of money directly from the former chief of Saudi Intelligence and ISIS paymaster, Prince Bandar bin Sultan.
The very best, most profitable grifts are public-money swindles. There's no, really self-interested party watching the till. And the till is VERY full. The charter school grift is a good example. 1. The kids ain't learnin'! 2. Guv'mint sucks! 3. Let me privatize a school'r two & I'll show you some RESULTS. 4. Fake test scores. 5. PROFITZ! Then the grifters finally get exposed (never 'indicted'), slink away and we're all stuck with slightly worse public schools because resources have been stolen improperly managed for a few years. Rinse & Repeat, as they say. Well, let's predict the next, big public-money vein the grifters are going to mine. The public transport pot - and the never-gonna-work-right, driverless cars are the perfect shiny objects to attract the chumps.
This is Janet Yellen, the current and first female and Very Serious! Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank. Trumpkins has accused her of something Unthinkable! - that the Federal Reserve is playing politics which it is expressly forbidden from doing. Instead of raising interest rates now, which it should, due to "bubbly markets", it is keeping them low, because? Hillary! So in her press conference today, Yellen was - surprise! - asked by one of our nation's crack, truth-digger reporters from the esteemed Wall Street Journal - almost as if, you know, they planned this whole thing out beforehand?
WALL ST. JOURNAL: Donald Trump ... has charged that the Fed is keeping interest rates artificially low to support the Obama Administration [and fortify Hillary!s election campaign - Is this true?]
This is Justice Anthony McLeod Kennedy sitting with the crook who appointed him. Kennedy's become the designated 'deciding' voter of our rulers' Supreme Court. He's cast a LOT of 'deciding' votes and, therefore, his secret, off-shore bank accounts must be bursting with cash. He is, without doubt, the most corrupt Supreme on a court that's modern integrity has been zip ever since the Warren Commission Report covered-up the perpetrators of John F. Kennedy's assassination. Tony voted, along with Sandy O'Connor, to overrule the Florida Supreme Court's decision to follow State Law and carefully re-count votes in the 2000 Florida Presidential election, thus handing the presidency to fellow ReePub, Generalissimo L'il Bushie, banana-republic style. He and Sandy were so ashamed of their judicial malfeasance that they both refused to even sign the majority opinion supporting this ridiculous ruling, which was easily the most corrupt in the history of the Court.
This is Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina, but this blog likes to call him Trumpkins, Jr., or TeeJay. TeeJay was a first-class grifter and executive at the Duke Energy Corporation until 1995 when he figured he'd be just the answer to North Carolina's political woes, which, of course, were totally due to Bill Clinton, a Liberal! (clutches pearls; faints), getting a blow job in the Oval Office. So he ran for Mayor of the largest city there, Charlotte, as a Strict Conservative! and was swept into office on the backlash against blow jobs in the office. TeeJay mined that grift until the idiotic Iraq War-4-Israel and L'il Bushie's total ineptitude swept him, and the conservative grifters, out in 2008. After 4-years learning to mine the New Bigotry President Barry's election caused, TeeJay ran for, and won, the Governorship of North Carolina in 2012 behind the "Taking Amerika Back!", Tea-Pooper paradigm. Once he got in office, TeeJay, like all smart grifters do, started running for re-election in 2016.
Uri Geller was a grifter who used to fool people a lot on the Tee-vee back in the 1970s. His main shtick was bending spoons. Someone would hand Uri a spoon, he'd massage it, hand it back to the person and - AMAZING - the spoon was BENT! Grifters like Uri and Doug Hemming and The Amazing Kreskin were sweeps-weeks ratings boosters back then, much like Shark-Week! is today. Johnny Carson famously exposed Uri on his Tonight Show in 1973 and eventually the 'magicians', 'clairvoyants' and the 'paranormal' mostly disappeared from the Tee-vee, although they do still bubble around the fringes of cable access.
There were cheers last month from the Air Force, Lockheed and their bitches in Congress when the F-35 Hangar Princess fighter jet had finally, at long last, achieved "Initial Operational Capability!". That meant that of the 171, or so, F-35s that had been built so far? At an overall cost of OVER $400-Billion? Exactly TWELVE were ready to be deployed. That's $33.3-Billion PER PLANE. Well, not so fast, over-budget-breath. Of those 12 Hangar Princesses that had finally been cleared-4-combat? TEN are suffering so badly from hot flashes, a malady that plagues the program, that they had to be GROUNDED.
The US Air Force is struggling to get the world's most expensive weapon off the ground.
Just a month after declaring the F-35 'combat ready,' officials have now grounded 10 of the fighter jets.
The neocon/Likud contingent of our ruling elite want Syrian President Bashar al-Assad overthrown for a lot of reasons but mostly because: 1. Wikileaks cables revealed that in 2009, when Assad rejected the Qatari-Turkey gas pipeline, the CIA began funding 'moderate' rebels in Syria, 2. Simultaneously with the Qatari Pipeline disquiet, Israel awarded gas/oil fracking rights in the Golan Heights to Genie Energy and needed Assad removed so a puppet government could be installed and grant Israel permission to do this, and 3. The Saudi Arabian obsession with removing any Arab, secular leader, like Assad, who allows women to be educated and lead normal lives. The United Snakes has bent-over-backwards trying to remove Assad WITHOUT actually getting into a fight in Syria, because? Iraq.
Take it from me, when you make fun of the Amerikan flag, that once-proud symbol of Democracy that's been totally compromised by our corporate overlords since the stupid, idiotic Korean War, and all of the phony Amerikan wars since, it drags the crazies out from under the rocks. These people support the 1st Amendment only when you say stuff they like, because? The "Vetrans" (I've seen it spelled like that in countless emails). Our rulers started using the Star-Spangled Banner tune as a propaganda tool during baseball contests at the World Series in 1918, just after World War I, when Americans were having mixed feelings about that foolish foreign adventure. Over 100,000 Americans had died in a war that had absolutely no bearing whatsoever on American security. In preparation for World War I, the 16th Amendment was passed in 1913 making Federal tax collection a permanent fixture of Amerikan society, and by the end of that needless war our rulers realized they needed a little extra dose of patriotism-in-public to keep the chumps in line.
See the above,
January 2016 video of a SELF-driving Tesla crashing into a street
sweeper in China? Our rulers just hate that. Almost as much as they
hate infrastructure. And Democracy. It's "Leftist" (which is worse than saying "cancer") to them when ANYTHING can be termed "public', because? Moral hazard.
So "public transportation" is Leftist! and hateful. That's why we see
so many positive press-releases, posing as 'The News', in our rulers'
media these days about self-driving cars.
Once we have self-driving cars, we won't need that icky, Socialist!
public transportation any more, because? Free Markets! Also, too -
PROFITZ! The problem with these promotional press releases is that the
writers always have to put a caveat in there, negating the crucial 'self' part
of the 'self-driving' boast, because?
Amerikan media has almost completely ignored the fact that the last Prime Minister of England, David Cameron, has crashed & burned pretty spectacularly since voters in England decided to leave the European Union at the end of this last June. The Britain-exit vote 'forced' David Cameron, the man who promised that referendum in order to win his 2nd election in Feb. 2016, to resign as Prime Minister. Dave was still the Minister (Congressman) of West Oxfordshire, a wealthy suburb West of London, and moved to a 'back-bench' in the British Parliament but now, he's even, very quietly resigned that post and will, presumably, fade into ignoble obscurity. This would be like President Barry resigning his Presidency and re-taking his once-controversial, Illinois Senate seat - only to resign that seat two short months later.
49ers' quarterback Colin Kaepernick's protest during the playing of our
ruler's corporate anthem before football games was supposed to inevitably lead to
dissension in the 49ers' locker room, disquiet on the team and bad
results on the field, because? Patriotism. Football experts from jiggle-model Kate Upton:
"Horrific and a disgrace!" to ex-backup-QB and ESPN analyst, Trent
Dilfer: "It has disrupted that organization. It has caused friction. And
its torn at the fabric of the team!, all predicted the 49ers would tank this season - all because of Kapaernick!
The Democratic Party had two viable candidates for President. The big donors and powerbrokers, our Democratic rulers, chose Hillary and fixed the primary so she'd win. It's become painfully obvious, after Hillary!s fainting spell on 9/11 and pneumonia diagnosis, that our rulers made a mistake. The question now is, will their bloated egos block them from making the right decision, right now, before this narrative gets out of hand, to resign Hillary and embrace Bernie as their candidate - and win this election? Because if they don't, if they stick with Hillary no matter what, she will lose. All of the recent polling reveals that people don't trust Hillary and the media that supports her - THAT was the primary issue blocking what should have been a walk into the White House.
The pain-reliever on the Left is "Subsys" a form of the drug Fentanyl produced by Insys Pharmaceuticals, based in Phoenix, AZ. It's the only drug Insys makes. Fentanyl, known as "Apache", "China Girl", or "Dance Fever" once it gets past the secure confines of the prescription counter and out on the street, is the shit that killed Prince. The pain-reliever on the Right is Marijuana and it's the subject of an Arizona ballot initiative, Proposition 205, that seeks to legalize it for medicinal use by the citizens there, just like Fenatyl. Polls show that Proposition 205 is LOSING by a 49%-to-43% margin, thanks in no small part to the half-mill Insys CEO Dr. John Kapoor and his company dropped on the "No on 205!" campaign, so that restrictions on pain-relief in Arizona will continue unabated and unchallenged for his, and mostly his, only product.
An embattled pharmaceutical company that sells the powerful painkiller fentanyl has donated $500,000 toward defeating a ballot initiative that would make recreational use of marijuana legal under Arizona law.
The most frequent
criticism I receive for stuff I write in this blog is: "Who are your
sources?" "Where do you GET this stuff?" This is because the underlying
facts I cite here are usually different than the facts that, say,
ex-AIPAC PR-Chief Wolf Blitzer cites on CNN? Or Matt Lauer advertises on the Today Show.
Both Wolf & Matt's, and our media's, go-to, and Serious! organization for THE facts on the conflict in Syria
is: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The above video is a brief investigation of just what is
the "Syrian Observatory for Human Rights" and who is behind this
esteemed organization. Turns out it's one guy, Rami Abdul Rahman, who
works out if his house in Coventry, a small town in the West Midlands of
England near Birmingham, where Lady Godiva rode naked through the
streets. Rami hasn't even been in Syria for
16-years, but he knows people there. So he's almost exactly like, really - Ahmed Chalabi
- the guy who hadn't been to Iraq for almost FORTY-years when he - and
his very Serious! - Iraqi National Congress became THE go-to
organization for our media's 'information' on Weapons-of-Mass-Baloney
and Iraq, back in 2002.
Our rulers' media has a Big ShitPile of zombie lies that it sticks to no matter what. A good example of a zombie lie was the one about Saddam Hussein and Iraq attacking the U.S. on 9-11. Also, the zombie-lie about Iraq's Weapons-of-Mass-Baloney. Both of these zombie-lies were exposed SO blatantly and so often that our rulers' media, finally, stopped telling them - and when confronted about these lies, always mumbles something about Conventional Wisdom and "everyone believed it". Of course, everyone believed, media-breath, because you kept repeating the lie over & over, as Herr Goebbels taught you to do. One of the current, popular Big ShitPile, zombie lies is that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attacked his own people in the town of Ghouta with chemical weapons. This lie has been debunked here and here and here. The chemical weapons came from Libya, probably through Benghazi! and were distributed to mercenary thugs, like Gulmurod Khalimov from Tajikistan, who Saudi Israelia, The United Snakes & their partners have hired to overthrow the Syrian government. The thugs used them for a chemical attack on innocent people in Ghouta and our rulers' media blamed the whole thing on Assad. And keeps repeating & repeating the same Big ShitPile, zombie lie. Another zombie lie is that Putin & the Russians are hacking our politics to throw the election to their pal, Trumpkins.
Big News this morning from last nights 'forum' (NOT a debate!) on the Tee-vee with Hillary & Trumpkins was a bold statement by Hillary near the end:
"We are not putting ground troops into Iraq ever again and we are not putting ground troops into Syria. We're going to defeat ISIS without committing American ground troops."
The problem with this statement is that Hillary, of course, is LYING, and also splitting hairs There ALREADY ARE Amerikan troops in both Iraq AND Syria. The above photograph was taken in Syria in May, 2016. It clearly shows Amerikan military 'advisors' manning weapons and, more importantly, wearing a uniform insignia of the YPG, a Kurdish terrorist group accused of ethnic cleansing in Northern Syria.
Here's a video of protestors from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota stopping a bunch of hired thugs from Enbridge Energy Partners, LP
from ruining their environment and poisoning their drinking water.
Enbridge had bribed enough politicians and lawmakers in Washington, DC
to force the Army Corps of Engineers to grant a permit to Enbridge for
poisoning the ground water at this location just West of Bismark, ND.
One of the protestors, Reyna Culp, frames the issue perfectly:
here letting Enbridge (Energy Partners) know that the people of this
nation, the people of this world, have withdrawn their social license to
pollute water, and that they need to find another, honest, non-violent
way to make a living."
Our rulers tasked the New York Times, their principle propaganda outlet, with trying to uncouple the right-wing, Likud Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin (Netanyahu) Mileikowsky from Hillary, presumably to strengthen her Left flank in the face of all the neocon endorsements she's been receiving lately? So White House correspondent Peter Baker, who wrote a Bush/Cheney fan-boy book, Days of Fire, where he actually excused L'il Bushie's Iraq War lies with the statement that Americans "know Bush is a decent guy and he stands up for what he believes", cooked up a 1,300-word, gooey cholent and the Times served it up right on the front page. Baker was assisted by two Times' correspondents from Israel: Isabel Kershner, who's husband is a local PR hack for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), and Myra Noveck, who, like Kershner, actually has a son serving in the IDF - while they both report, unbiasedly of course, how absolutely ethical, virtuous and wonderful the IDF is in administering 'justice' in that apartheid hell-hole (see: Gaza, oppression of).
About three-weeks-ago, Uber's PR firm dropped some large bullshit in our rulers' media about its 'partnership' with Pittsburgh's Carnegie-Melon University on self-driving cars. The press release, masquerading as 'News', said that "starting later this month" (August), Uber would "allow customers in downtown Pittsburgh to summon self-driving cars from their phones, crossing an important milestone that no automotive or technology company has yet achieved!" So when the deadline for this 'important milestone' came & went without a peep from Uber CEO Travis Kalinick and his bullshit machine, someone decided to follow up & ask the head scientist at Carnegie-Melon's National Robotics Engineering Center, the organization actually tasked with getting these robot-cars on the road, WTF? WHERE are the driver-less cars?
Shortly after the March, 2003 invasion of Iraq, the Federal Reserve Bank printed an extra 12-and-a-half billion dollars worth of $100-bills, loaded them onto 130 individual wooden pallets, each pallet holding $100-Million in shrink-wrapped, stacked bundles, and shipped them to Iraq. These were ISO (International Organization for Standardization), military-issue wooden pallets: 40-inches wide by 48-inches long by 48-inches high. Each pallet of 100-dollar-bills weighed about 2,200-pounds, a little over a ton. So the whole load weighed about 143-tons which would require about 15, standard tractor-trailer trucks to transport via roads & highways. That's a guarded & secured truck convoy of about a half-a-mile in length.
Our rulers goal is
too keep us as scared as possible. How many Americans have been killed
by Terrorists! in the 15-years since 9-11? 38. That's 2-and-a-half per
year - TWICE as many as were killed by, say ... Ebola! during the same period. The Fargo, N.D. woman in the above
'News' video went to a supermarket with her young daughter and the
Tee-vee folks described her otherwise perfectly ordinary shopping trip
as an "incident" - because they couldn't call it a kidnapping or crime
or murder, because? NOTHING happened.