Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/25/2016
Since 9-11, the more-wars-4-Israel U.S. foreign policy has been a bonanza for U.S. weapons makers.
Top U.S. arms makers are straining to meet surging demand for precision missiles and other weapons being used in the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State and other conflicts in the Middle East ...
Global demand for U.S.-made missiles and so-called smart bombs has grown steadily since their use in the first Gulf War. But the United States and a host of allies are now rushing to ensure a stable supply of such weapons for what is expected to be a long fight against Islamic State, whose rise has fueled conflict in Syria and across a swathe of the Middle East ...
"It's a huge growth area for us," said one executive with a U.S. weapons maker ...
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/24/2016
When the Democratic National Committee (DNC) holds its Presidential Primary elections every 4-years, it's main responsibility, it's reason-4-being, is to maintain a fair and equal election platform for ALL candidates. Fund-raising emails from Debbie Wasserman-Schultz & the DNC declare: "This country succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot!" and assure contributors that one thing you can count on, at the DNC, is that: "Everyone plays by the same rules!" But like most things political in the United Snakes, Schultzie's full'a shit. Thanks to DNC emails published by Wikileaks, we now know that the Democratic Primary was rigged to support Hillary over Bernie Sanders. ThankUverymuch.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/23/2016
Hillary!s rulers picked Tim Kaine as her running mate. Okay. They truly don't give-a-shit about the 'progressive' wing of the Democratic Party and Bernie's supporters in the least. Who's Tim Kaine? Clinton’s running mate is a Catholic “personally against abortion". As Governor of Virginia, he signed restrictions on abortion, such as Virginia’s parental consent law and a so-called informed consent law. He's also A BIG deregulating the banks and businesses guy. Robert Rubin, Larry Summers, Lloyd Blankfein and the rest of the bankster vulture capitalists just LUV Tim Kaine - after all, they picked him.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/22/2016
Trumpkins is making the neocon, all-war-all-the-time contingent of our rulers so nervous that they insisted on a sit-down confessional with two of their meanest 'reporters' - David Sanger and Maggie Haberman of the NY Times. Haberman mostly doesn't count but Sanger is the Times' current direct connection to THE most right-wing, horrible, war-mongering stink-tank in the country - The Council on Foreign Relations. Dave got right down to it, asking whether Trumpkins will keep the Military Industrial Complex feedbag going? Or not.
SANGER: We were talking about alliances, and the fundamental problem ... is that ... you believe that the interests of the United States, being out with both our troops and our diplomacy abroad, is less than our economic interests in having somebody else support that ...
TRUMP: How is it helping us? How has it helped us? We have massive trade deficits. I could see that, if instead of having a trade deficit worldwide of $800 billion, we had a trade positive of $100 billion, $200 billion, $800 billion. So how has it helped us?
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/21/2016
Used to be a saying amongst grade-school Geography students: Greenland is covered with ICE; whereas Iceland is covered with GREEN. Except, in the 4-years between 2011 and 2014? Greenland LOST 1-trillion tons of ice. You would need a cube, 6-MILES-long on each side, to contain the water from a trillion tons of melted ice. And where did all that melted ice water go?
From 2011 to 2014, the land mass lost 1 trillion tons of ice ... the Greenland ice melt led to a 2.5-millimeter rise in sea levels in just four years.
That might not seem like much, until you consider that over 20 years prior to 2011, sea levels rose just half that amount in a time period that was five times longer, which means the massive melt is accelerating sea level rise ...
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/20/2016
Try to listen, in this video, to ReePub Presidential candidate Ben Carson as he explains how Hillary! would turn U.S. policy over to a mythical character, who all ReePubs are more frightened of than ANYTHING or anyone - and that's saying a lot - named "Lucifer". This Lucifer character is mentioned exactly once in the Bible, Isaiah 14:12.
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!The actual Hebrew word used in this verse from Isaiah is hêlêl which literally translates: "shining one, light-bearer". In the oldest complete copy of the Bible we have, from the 3rd Century CE, the Septuagint, the Greek word used in this verse is heosphoros which literally means "bringer of the dawn", i.e. the Morning Star - the planet Venus that rises in the East at dawn. The word "lucifer" was the Latin translation of this Greek word for the planet Venus.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/19/2016
The ReePubs busted out ol' Rudi 9-11 last night to open their 4-day Scare-a-Thon. Never mind that Americans have actually never been safer - crime rates, and particularly police-killings, are lower than they've ever been in history. The ReePubs are going to screech, all week long, that there's a big, scary, hairy Arab under-your-bed, Amerika and he's gonna get ya'. That's what Trumpkins is sellin'. And old, white Amerikans, who vote, are suckin' that bullshit up faster'n the New York scare-machine can sling it. But some unvarnished, though still slightly 'redacted', Truth about the biggest crime of the Century was published on Friday? And hardly anyone, especially Rudi 9-11, was allowed to notice.
The U.S. government and mainstream media are playing down the long-hidden 9/11 chapter on official Saudi connections to Al Qaeda’s hijackers, hoping most Americans won’t read it themselves, as 9/11 widow Kristen Breitweiser observes.
"First and foremost, here is what you need to know when you hear any member of our government say the newly released 29-page chapter from the congressional 9/11 report contains no smoking gun — THEY ARE LYING ...
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/18/2016
"New", "young" and "fresh" are words generally associated with benefit. And "female" definitely tops "male" when it comes to positive outcomes these days. But when it comes to the blood you receive during a transfusion? Make mine old and male, please.
Patients who receive blood transfusions from younger or female donors are more likely to die, according to a study lead by a Quebec researcher.
The wide survey ... shows a clear link between the age and gender of donors and the risk of death in blood transfusion recipients the following year.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/17/2016
Our rulers' media has gotten a lot of mileage out of convincing mostly old, white people, who always vote, that there is a secret welfare system that makes huge pay-outs - but, only to people of color. Never mind that the absolute maximum cash pay-out for a single mother with two school-aged children is only $670/month (in California), and that the overwhelming majority of welfare recipients are actually white - the poor & colored are makin' out like bandits on this welfare shit. Guys like Bill-O say so all the time on the Tee-vee. But, there's been absolutely no proof of any "secret welfare system" in the United Snakes - until now.
For decades, millionaire Main Line businessmen Richard Ireland and Brian McElwee have plied politicians with campaign money while landing government contract after contract.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/16/2016
There were two big stories yesterday: one loud & glitzy, the other muffled & quiet. The loud & glitzy one was the attempted coup against President Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey. Putin says that Erdogan has become deprived "of any reason or logic" and he's probably right. Erdogan's most powerful ruling coalition partner, religious-wise, used to be a Turkish Islamic scholar and preacher, name of Fethullah Gülen, who runs a pacifist, modern-oriented, more secular version of Islam - from Pennsylvania. But Erdogan rejected the Gülen Movement and partnered with the most radical, Wahhabi, Sunni nut-jobs in Saudi Arabia when he totally bought into the overthrow of another modern-oriented, more secular version of Islam - the government of Bashar al Assad in Syria. Erdogan's embrace of ISIS and radical Muslim mercenaries, funded by Saudi Israelia & the United Snakes, could be all part of his megalomaniacal plan for a return of the Ottoman empire, or just a big pay-off on the exploitation of frackable oil & gas beneath the Golan Heights, or something? But, whatever, Erdogan's radical Muslim pals, along with a LOT of judiciary corruption, has pissed off Fethullah Gulen, who also has CIA support, to the point where it was time to try to regime-change Tayyip and his family the fuck outta there. So, I guess, the part of the CIA/State Department, not controlled by the neocons, tried an overthrow and it's failed - or maybe not yet quite succeeded?
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/15/2016
A Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) protects your employer from you blabbing, usually to the press or a competitor for money, about the project you're working on - for that employer. It's simple: if you sell the inside info, you'll get your pants-sued-off. In order to get a security clearance, government employees, like, say, FBI agents, have to sign NDAs. These are blanket agreements that cover every-single-thing these agents do for the Bureau. But, strangely, that wasn't good enough for the agents working on Hillary!s email case.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/14/2016
Ohio is an open-carry United State: "The open-carry of firearms by those who legally possess the firearm is a legal activity in Ohio with or without a license." OK. Tell that to 12-year-old Tamir Rice who was open-carrying on a wet, cloudy day, Nov. 14. 2014, in Cleveland's Cudell Park near his home. Two white policemen, Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback, pulled up in their squad car and shot Tamir to death in about 2-seconds. They never questioned him, warned him, shouted out to him to drop the weapon, or anything. They just saw a black kid, open-carrying in an open-carry state - and that was enough for them. KILL that sucker.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/13/2016
Our rulers rolled out Presidents Barry & L'il Bushie yesterday for a national day of mourning for the cops shot in Dallas last week. There is a 'heightened alert' across the country for behavior that might be construed as threatening to police. But anyone who is at all controversial in social media, and the internets - and Freak Flag, by its very nature, certainly qualifies - has experienced online threats. When the threats are constant and repeated, I've tried reporting them to the social media platform where they appeared. That usually results in a reprimand from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. and the messages stop. But sometimes they don't so one ends up having to report them to the police. The response? Absolutely nothing.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/12/2016
This picture of the arrest of Ieshia Evans, a 28-year-old mom and Licensed Practical Nurse, in Baton Rouge on Saturday has gone viral and for good reason. Like the "Tank Man" from the June 4, 1989 protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, she has become a symbol of civil disobedience and resistance to the oppression our rulers' implement through their increasingly militarized 'police' forces. Thanks to social media, we know who Ieshia Evans is, like other brave, black freedom fighters - from Harriet Tubman to Rosa Parks to Bree Newsome. We don't know Tank Man's name, nor whatever happened to him. He never came forward to identify himself, probably for good reason, and Chinese President, at the time, Jiang Zemin said he did not think Tank Man had been killed. But even if he was killed, his spirit will live on forever, like Ieshia Evans' spirit will now - and our rulers just HATE that.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/11/2016
The majority of people in Britain, suffering from an economic system totally controlled by and benefiting solely the ruling 1%, decided to bomb that system by voting to exit the European Union. The Prime Minister, in spite of 'promising' that he would collaborate with whatever 'the people' decided upon, of course, broke that promise when the people voted against his rulers' wishes. David Cameron just quit and left it up to the next Prime Minister to implement termination from the EU. Dave will now make millions 'consulting' for other wankers who wish to feed off implementing our rulers' wishes by putting a democratic face on their oligarchy. But, so far, all of the other wanker politicians who correctly predicted the will of the people, i.e. exiting the EU, DON'T want the Prime Minister job. Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and Michael Gove have all turned down the position. So the rulers offered it to the highest ranking woman they had in their dysfunctional Conservative government, Andrea Leadsome, who had been the British Energy Minister. Probably seeing how that career path from Energy Minister to leader worked out recently for another woman, Dilma Roussef in Brazil, Andrea said "no thanks".
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/10/2016
While the neocon/Likuds line up behind Hillary! endorsing her for Commander-in-Chief for their next war-4-Israel in Syria - Trumpkins has quietly appointed a "non-interventionist", Carter Page, as his foreign policy advisor. And the neocons' newspaper-of-record, the Washington Post, really,Really,REALLY hated it.
US military magazine Stars and Stripes published a WaPo piece noting that Carter Page, an “American foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump”, says the US takes an “‘often-hypocritical focus on democratization, inequality, corruption and regime change’ in its dealings with Russia, China and Central Asia” ...
WaPo notes that Page is less “adversarial” than the US Dems and Reepubs over Russia’s role in “the war in Syria, the conflict in Ukraine and other issues” ...
WaPo continues that Trump is “broadly non-interventionist, questioning the need for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and calling for Europe to play a larger role in ensuring its security” ...
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/9/2016
Turns out all that 'News' from our rulers' media about the SniperS (plural) in Dallas, "triangulating!" their firepower upon cops, from above, during Thursday night's shootings was a load'a bullshit. First of all, it was ONE guy. Secondly, he wasn't a "sniper". Video reveals that he killed at least one if not more of these cops at close range.
The mainstream media in the U.S. and abroad badly botched the reporting of the Dallas police shooting that killed five officers Thursday, egged on by speculation by police sources that a team of snipers was bent on avenging the killing of two black men in Minnesota and Louisiana by white cops the day before ...
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told reporters, "there appears to have been one gunman,” Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, who had "no known links to or inspiration from any international terrorist organization.”
The team-of-snipers theory, nonetheless, was repeated in media accounts, including with police-attributed information that multiple snipers positioned themselves on elevated ground to triangulate and hit their targets. What had happened instead was Johnson, a military veteran who served in Afghanistan, used armed combat shooting techniques from a position on the ground to shoot cops one by one.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/8/2016
Here's a tweet that went out from ex-Congressman Joe Walsh (R-IL) as the news of the Dallas police shootings broke. Walsh rode the Tea Pooper, anti-Obama rage in the 2010 elections, winning a Congressional seat in a mostly-white, west Chicago suburb district. His main campaign points were that the only reason President Barry had been elected was "because he pushed that magical button: a black man who was articulate, liberal, the whole white guilt, all of that" and that our Muslim President had "abandoned the U.S.–Israel alliance". Once Walsh got into Congress he became a fixture on the FoxyNews, immediately campaigning for a 2nd term by blowing the racist, "tax-cuts" dog-whistle as loudly as possible and fund-raising by defending the banksters from "regulations". It didn't work, his increased media presence only exposed Walsh for the race-baiting, dead-beat dad grifter he really was and 8th District voters rejected him in 2012, after one term.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/7/2016
There's delicious scandal simmering at the FoxyNews.
Gretchen Carlson, a longtime presence on Fox News Channel, said Tuesday she had filed a lawsuit alleging the top executive at the network, Roger Ailes, made sexual advances on her and ended her career at the 21st Century Fox-owned outlet after she rebuffed him ...
Carlson ... alleged in the lawsuit ... that she was removed from “Fox & Friends” in 2013 after she complained about behavior by co-host Steve Doocy, and was moved to an afternoon program as a way to diminish her presence at the network ...
In one of the most inflammatory accusations, Carlson alleged Ailes told her, “I think you and I should have had a sexual relationship a long time ago and then you’d be good and better and I’d be good and better,” adding that “sometimes problems are easier to solve” that way ...
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/6/2016
Unlike the United Snakes, the people of Britain demanded, and their rulers petulantly allowed, an official inquiry into England's unprovoked invasion of Iraq. The British rulers' government, of course, dragged its feet on the report, stalling and creating one impairment after another, such as the last-minute blockage of the release of conversations between Blair and L'il Bushie prior to the invasion. They were able to delay the report for seven long years, probably enough to render it useless as far as punishing those who lied the country into a phony, mismanaged, horribly-planned, expensive mistake. And the Iraq War-4-Israel surely was. Thanks to this report, the British people now know that: 1. Saddam Hussein did NOT pose an urgent threat to Britain, thus, military action was NOT required, 2. intelligence reports regarding Weapons-of-Mass-Bullshit were knowingly presented with too much certainty and, thus, were LIES, 3. peaceful alternatives to war had not been exhausted, 4. the process of identifying the legal basis was "far from satisfactory", and finally, 5. the war in March 2003 was completely, utterly and absolutely unnecessary. Sir John Chilcot, the managing editor of the inquiry, had some thoughts to add to his eponymous report, along with the families of British soldiers killed in this useless circle-jerk.
"We have concluded that the UK chose to join the invasion of Iraq before the peaceful options for disarmament had been exhausted. Military action at that time was not a last resort,” Chilcot said in an excoriating statement read out in central London.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/5/2016
Juno, an 8,000-pound spacecraft launched almost 5-years ago (Aug. 05, 2011) achieved close-orbit around the planet Jupiter yesterday. This is an absolutely spectacular achievement by one of our government's rare, actually productive agencies, NASA and the people at Pasadena's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Setting up post at the king of planets, NASA’s Juno spacecraft fired its main engine for 35 minutes Monday, steering into orbit around Jupiter to peer inside the gas giant and give scientists a better idea of how the solar system took shape 4.6 billion years ago ...
[T]he Jupiter orbiter wrapped up a five-year, 1.7-billion-mile trip with Monday’s automated rendezvous with the solar system’s biggest planet ...
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/4/2016
A landmine is a camouflaged bomb that is placed in the ground and that explodes when stepped-on. An estimated 15-to-20-thousand people, per YEAR, are killed by landmines - 20 percent of those are children. Almost half of all villages in Cambodia are contaminated with these hideous, explosive remnants of stupid, idiotic, useless wars. Other countries contaminated by leftover landmines are Laos, Colombia, Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chechnya, Iraq, Nepal and Sri Lanka - the list is long. Landmines are found anywhere that Free Marketeers!™ can mine for PROFITZ! - usually by regime-changing local, uncooperative, democratically-elected governments by
hiring mercenaries supporting Freedom Fighters and supplying them with weapons, like landmines, so they can terrorize the local populace into supporting a new 'government' that will do exactly what our rulers want. Up until yesterday, landmines were not allowed in North America. Now that has changed.
A college student from Fairfax, Va., was seriously injured Sunday in New York City’s Central Park when he unwittingly jumped on explosive material that had been left next to a rock ...
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/3/2016
Tim Tebow tried to take his college quarterback skills to the NFL and failed. He just didn't have an NFL arm. Although there was a little run with the Denver Broncos 5-years-ago, that was mostly due to a strong Defense. Once the Broncos discarded Tebow and got Peyton Manning, they made their run and won last year's championship. Tebow has mostly used his relationship with Jesus to stay on the fringes of the celebrity pile ever since. Problem with that is, every so often you've gotta perform a miracle when the situation presents itself - to keep the chumps going.
Former NFL star Tim Tebow and the Delta Air Lines flight crew lept into action over the weekend to help a man experiencing a medical emergency.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/2/2016
Maybe no one gives a shit about Stadium names anymore? Used to be, places like Yankee Stadium or Fenway Park or the Fabulous Forum meant something to sports fans. That all changed when some awesome venture capitalists decided to buy a mediocre baseball franchise, the San Diego Padres, for way too much money, back in 1996. In order to ameliorate their losses, these Free Markets!™ geniuses started selling anything & everything related to the lowly Padres in order to 'globalize the brand'. Or something. The Padres and San Diego Chargers NFL team played, at the time, in Jack Murphy Stadium, named for Diego's only authentic sports icon, a great sportswriter who was responsible for getting NFL and Major League Baseball franchises for the city and got that stadium built. The new owners sold the "naming rights" for the stadium to Qualcomm, a local company that made semiconductors, founded in 1985. This started a re-naming craze for other sports venues, with corporations buying these rights and gluing their logos to any sports venue they could. The connection between teams, their playing facilities and the local fans deteriorated but our rulers didn't care, because? PROFITZ! Also, too ... Free Markets!™. Finally now, 20-years after this disease was created, it has, thankfully, run its course?
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/1/2016
Back in January, 2015, there was lots of noise about accusations of pedophilia against celebrity attorney, Alan Dershowitz. Dersh had defended, and lost, a big case against his client, convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. After the trial, one of Epstein's under-aged sex-slaves, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, accused Dershowitz of sexing her back when she was 15 and entrapped on Epstein's private island, Little St. James. Dersh went on The Today Show and CNN in a media blitz, unopposed of course, allowing him to plead his case before the public and smear a conspicuously-absent Ms. Giuffre and/or her counsel, screaming that he would file disciplinary complaints against her attorneys, Paul Cassell and Bradley Edwards. Those attorney's beat Dersh to the punch, filing a defamation suit against him. Now the whole mess has been decided very quietly - and the financial settlement? Is a secret.
If you thought the settlement that Alan Dershowitz reached on Friday with the lawyers representing Virginia Roberts Giuffre puts the controversy to bed, you're naive.