Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Politically Promised,

"A Vote for Hillary Clinton is a Vote for Donald Trump"It's the same logic, but catchy. I'm seeing lots of Hillary-the-has-been imagery and innuendo.

"Rising Obamacare Costs Could Hurt Hillary" 
(More of that overt-subliminal-messaging)    http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Obamacare-Rising-Costs-Hurt/2016/05/30/id/731338/ 
Image: Rising Obamacare Costs Could Hurt Hillary

13,000 refugees fleeing across the Mediterranean are rescued in one week.

Some of those refugees saw hundreds of other people drown.

Guys, Stop Killing! 
It's "72 Raisins" not "72 virgins". It's all a big misunderstanding. They were just saying it would be a nice place, with some snacks. Thanks Joe.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says “Contraception is Treason, Women Not Equal to Men, Muslims Must Multiply Descendants “.

Russian Orthodox Church says Greed, the foundation of Capitalism, is bad, and that the growth of the greed-based economic paradigm will obviously destroy our finite world, which is not our divine purpose. That is to love and care for each other, in cooperation with man and nature. 

Sun-Maid Raisin

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Changing Horses, 5/29/16


Let me present a hypothesis, which has been percolating. My hypothesis is that a contingent of our elite puppet-masters has decided that they can work with somebody besides Hillary Clinton, who seems to be tarnished enough with enough Americans, that she won't actually be able to deliver them to the will of the masters when things go very sour in the economy. When the big Bernie Madoff "POOF" happens to all the retirement plans in the second part of the 2008 collapse.

Sheldon Adelson made (financial) peace with Trump, and Paul Ryan, who represents so many of the powerful backers of the Republican Party, has made it clear that the settlement to make his backers happy with Trump is well underway, but not fully finalized. Trump the deal maker can make deals with the elites, and a growing contingent of suckers-who-never-got-an-even-break like what he says, and accept his outsider persona. I don't think he's an outsider. He's just not a Bush. Can Trump deliver Americans to the puppet-masters in bad times, when their dreams are shattered and their existence is threatened? I think he's too divisive, myself. It looks like the scene gets to play out where he runs for President.
I personally think that the elections are decided by the elites, not the voters, and that the oligarchy uses the political process to determine who can best deliver the American electorate to their will. Barack Obama talked enough peace to get a Nobel Prize, and how has he been able to do for peace? About the same as GW Bush, who is a born member of the elites. Black Americans got a black president, which cost nothing in the big picture, and they got more screwed than they have by any white president since WW-2, didn't they?
I think the smart puppeteers like George Soros, know that any US President can do their bidding, but the one they need in hard times is the one who can deliver Americans to their grand scheme without breaking the system.
I think that the media blackout of Sanders has been unsuccessful. This stupid old salmon is still swimming up that damned waterfall. The polls keep saying Sanders would trounce Trump, but Trump and Clinton are now a toss-up. 
Clinton, the perfectly-willing elite tool, does not look like she can deliver-the-goods. What's a choosy oligarch to do?
There is a pattern to control of American public opinion, which we have all seen in this tattered new millennium, and that is the foreshadowing before the death-blow. Look at Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria (and now Saudi Arabia for that matter).
I am suddenly seeing a torrent of stories painting (both of) the Clintons and everybody connected with them, in a negative light, darkly. The Clinton-is-inevitable pieces are joyless, too, grating on the nerves, like the deal is done without you, Americans... It looks like there is a lot of real ugly stuff in the investigations, all of them, and it can't be kept under wraps until next year. The stink is already coming out. Hillary Clinton would be an impaired candidate, and a more impaired ruler than Bill was at his weakest, and those were economically good times. 
I think, and time will tell, that the smarter elites will actually let Bernie Sanders run against Donald Trump, and let him negotiate the new social contract with Americans, since the New Deal, negotiated by Roosevelt, is so hollowed out that it will openly collapse imminently.

"Feds Fight to Prevent Clinton Deposition in Email Case"

"Fantasy Island"? Yeah, for Jeremy Epstein and his frequent visitor, Bill Clinton.
Where else could a poor ninth grade dropout girl from New York get to have sex with guys of this caliber? ("..but you can never leave...")

Donald Trump has the solution for California's drought, though. That's pretty hard to beat.

"The point that I'm going to make to the superdelegates, many of whom, again, came on board long before I was in the race, came on board Clinton's campaign, is, your job to make sure that Donald Trump is defeated and defeated badly," Sanders said, noting that he would be the strongest Democratic candidate to defeat Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, in the general election.

How Russia is working to prevent June 22, 1941 from happening again. 
Russia prepares for WW-3. How?

Headless Horseman

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Slipping The Tongue

Suddenly Revealed,

Hillary Clinton's State Department email "went commando", no underwear, not even a password for her Blackberry. This is the very beginning of details...

Considerably more details here. 
This FBI investigation is a Corruption Investigation, not merely breach-of-protocol. Benghazi... Watergate-style cover-up...

News Networks are colluding to call California primary vote for Clinton early enough to influence voting in her favor (Sound like Arizona?)
"If Matthews is to be taken at his word, is clear evidence that television networks are colluding together to call the primary for Hillary Clinton before she reaches the delegates needed to claim victory. By doing so, they will absolutely suppress the vote in the final states that will be cast ballots in the Democratic primary. Even by mentioning it now, that the networks have already set the date and time they are calling the race for Hillary."
"That date and time is 8:00 pm Eastern time, 5:00 pm Pacific time, on June 7."
"The announcement will be wrong, because the superdelegates don’t vote until the convention."

"There are two walls on the Turkey-Syria border. One is manned by Turkish border guards enforcing Turkey’s 15 month-old border closure.  The other is a wall of silence by the rest of the world, including the United Nations."  165,000 Syrians are trapped at Turkish border, as ISIS advances.

US Special Forces troops in Syria are wearing YPG uniform insignia "to blend in". "Just training and support" says the Pentagon, but they are firing anti-tank wire-guided rockets...

Silencing the United States as it Prepares for War, John Pilger
"Neither Hillary Clinton nor Bernie Sanders has mentioned any of this. There is no risk and no danger for the United States and all of us. For them, the greatest military build-up on the borders of Russia since World War Two has not happened. On May 11, Romania went “live” with a Nato “missile defence” base that aims its first-strike American missiles at the heart of Russia, the world's second nuclear power."..."Sanders, the hope of many young Americans, is not very different from Clinton in his proprietorial view of the world beyond the United States. He backed Bill Clinton's illegal bombing of Serbia. He supports Obama's terrorism by drone, the provocation of Russia and the return of special forces (death squads) to Iraq. He has nothing to say on the drumbeat of threats to China and the accelerating risk of nuclear war. He agrees that Edward Snowden should stand trial and he calls Hugo Chavez – like him, a social democrat – “a dead communist dictator”. He promises to support Clinton if she is nominated."..."The election of Trump or Clinton is the old illusion of choice that is no choice: two sides of the same coin. In scapegoating minorities and promising to “make America great again”, Trump is a far right-wing domestic populist; yet the danger of Clinton may be more lethal for the world."

"Despite U.S. assurances, the Kremlin says the missile shield's real aim is to neutralize Moscow's nuclear arsenal long enough for the United States to make a first strike on Russia in the event of war.
 "At the moment the interceptor missiles installed have a range of 500 kilometers, soon this will go up to 1000 kilometers, and worse than that, they can be rearmed with 2400km-range offensive missiles even today, and it can be done by simply switching the software, so that even the Romanians themselves won’t know."
Putin did not specify what actions Russia would take, but he insisted that it was not making the first step, only responding to moves by Washington. "We won't take any action until we see rockets in areas that neighbor us."
"We've been repeating like a mantra that we will be forced to respond... Nobody wants to hear us. Nobody wants to conduct negotiations with us."

Putin does Athens, with a big motorcade of armored limousines. "Where's Putin?" Take a guess. Why am I flashing back on that motorcade in Dallas, back in '63? Thanks Eleni.

It looks like Putin's Greek visit was productive, 12 hours behind closed doors, and no "accidents".He says Russia would like to normalize relations with Turkey, but Turkey still "has some 'splainin to do".

Is Russia about to make a warm water Pacific port on the island of Matua/Matsuwa? 
Japan used it militarily in WW-2, but no Russian military has camped there recently. (Unusually active volcano...)

How the Deadly Sin of Avarice was Rehabilitated as Self Interest:
"How this came about, you will see, is a remarkable story, one that is finally running its course in light of mounting evidence not only that people are not really all that knavish, but also that  treating citizens as if they were knaves may lead them to act is if they really were knaves!"
"The greatest challenges now facing the world—including controlling the spread of epidemics and managing climate change and governing the knowledge-based economy–arise from global social interactions that cannot adequately be governed by channeling entirely self-interested citizens to do the right thing by means of incentives and sanctions..."

The surgeon who gave his name to the simple but dramatic procedure used to rescue people from choking saved someone’s life with the Heimlich Manoeuvre for the first time this week aged 96. Henry Heimlich MD

Forced Regurgitation

Friday, May 27, 2016

Mad Hatter's Tea Party


Sanders beats Trump, Clinton and Wasserman-Schultz in California non-debate.
“Based on the fact that the Democratic nominating process is totally rigged and Crooked Hillary Clinton and (Democratic National Committee chair) Deborah Wasserman Schultz will not allow Bernie Sanders to win, and now that I am the presumptive Republican nominee, it seems inappropriate that I would debate the second place finisher,” Trump said in a statement.

Clinton's refusal is emblematic of concerns some voters have about the candidate's trustworthiness: "Her broken promise to debate in California is not going to assuage those concerns among skeptical voters who just might be tempted to send a message to Clinton on her final glide path to the nomination."

Trump promises (What's that worth?) to undo climate change regulations and revitalize coal and oil business.
"Any regulation that's outdated, unnecessary, bad for workers or contrary to the national interest will be scrapped and scrapped completely," Trump told about 7,700 people at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, the capital of oil-rich North Dakota.   

Elect The Warmonger Killary And You Will Have Victoria Nuland As Secretary Of State Says David Stockman And The Result Will Be World War III Says PCR

Jill Stein is the presumptive nominee of the Green Party in 2016. The main planks of her presidential platform include a "Green New Deal," ending mass incarceration and police brutality, ending wars and drone attacks, a $15 per hour federal minimum wage, a single-payer health care system, universal public education and the abolition of student debt, breaking up big banks and nationalizing the Federal Reserve, initiating a global treaty to reverse climate change and ending extreme forms of extraction.

May 6, 2016. That’s the day when, late in the afternoon, the Legislature of the State of Vermont passed H.C.R. 412, “House Concurrent Resolution Honoring the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy for Its Important Work.” (No more "growth")

Charles Hugh Smith explains why all pension funds are doomed.

Media retracts claim that there was violence at Nevada Democratic convention.

80 more refugees drown to death trying to get to a safe place.
Because TTIP leaves some blood in the body, here's TISA. Thanks Eleni.
WikiLeaks releases latest documents from TISA negotiations … The classified annex to the draft “core text” of the Trade in Services Agreement is part of what is being secretly negotiated by the U.S., EU and 22 countries.  The website WikiLeaks released on Wednesday classified documents from the Trade in Services Agreement, or TISA, which is a huge trade agreement being negotiated in secret by the United States, the European Union and 22 other countries.  
Massive changes are being initiated by Western banking elites. What is being created is no less than a kind of “global constitution,” treaty by treaty.

That funny reversal of the Austrian presidential election by the mail-in ballots is being investigated.

Is there a 5th fundamental force of nature? Hungarian physicists think they see evidence of it.

Prize-winning under-2-minute video of building  cool conehead-houses, out of dirt-bags.


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Tables Turned

​Taking Advantage,

Hillary Clinton, well ahead of Sanders in California, reneges on prior agreement to debate Sanders before that primary. (Why take chances?)
Donald Trump, however WILL debate Sanders in California. It might be fun! 
"Game On. I look forward to debating Donald Trump in California before the June 7th primary."

Hillary's imperious responses to everything are not going over very well as they wear on. Her enabler, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has overshot and is widely exposed now, too.

Clinton says she does not take the prospect of a Trump-Sanders debate seriously. Sanders Campaign Manager says he hopes Trump doesn't also chicken-out.

Latest California poll has Sanders suddenly within 2 points of Clinton, 44% to her 46% with 12 days left before the vote.

We have entered the looting stage of Capitalism. Desolation will be the result. Paul Craig Roberts

Taking What's Left

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Waking Up Naked

Deathbed Confessors,

Saudi Press says "The Emperor is Naked", that the US Government did the attacks of 9/11 to justify perpetual war. Thanks Colleen
“September 11 is one of winning cards in the American archives, because all the wise people in the world who are experts on American policy and who analyze the images and the videos [of 9/11] agree unanimously that what happened in the [Twin] Towers was a purely American action, planned and carried out within the U.S. Proof of this is the sequence of continuous explosions that dramatically ripped through both buildings… Expert structural engineers demolished them with explosives, while the planes crashing [into them] only gave the green light for the detonation – they were not the reason for the collapse. But the U.S. still spreads blame in all directions. [This policy] can be dubbed ‘victory by means of archives.”

Americans, A Conquered People, The New Serfs: Paul Craig Roberts (Casting your ballot  just ain't gonna fix this whole situation.) Thanks Eleni.

Putin is Being Pushed to Abandon His Conciliatory Approach to the West and Prepare for War. Good article. Thanks Wigs.

State Department has the nerve to find that Hillary Clinton violated security regulations in her use of private email server. There was some lying to subordinates, as well.

"The State Department has an anti-Clinton bias". 
Well, OK, Hillary, that does clearly explain everything...

EU-Turkey refugee-dumping handshake deal isn't worth the paper it was written on.
All pretense is now abandoned. What is Erdogan's next move against humans?
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In financial-negotiation-breakthrough IMF is sorta' ok with current EU-Greece-Creditor fake-deal, but not in a financial way. No more IMF money to creditors until they take a haircut.

Speaking inTongues

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Misled By Politicians

​Politically Aware,

Some great writing by Kunstler here, like he's channeling Hunter S. Thompson. (Where's the giant lizards?)
"Things go eerily quiet and still before the California primaries. At this stage, the two major parties have discredited themselves so thoroughly that a necrotic stink wafts around the election of ’16. Who put that road-kill possum in Hillary’s podium? Why does Donald look every week more and more like a lurching Golem? The parties are rudderless. Their leaders range the decks like wailing revenants. It’s as if the mortal remains of Millard Fillmore and James Buchanan have come from the grave to eat the brains of Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Reince Priebus. The rectified essence of every zombie fantasy churned out of Hollywood seeps through the capillaries of the dying political establishment, as it stews and ferments and waits to be loaded on the garbage barge of history."

Trump goes nuclear on Hillary, and early, before she goes up against Bernie in California. 
Trump "exposes" Bill Clinton the rapist, with audio of women he physically raped, as they tell their experiences. This is nothing new, but this is something new from a presidential candidate. (It looks to me as though Trump really wants to run against Sanders, not the Clintons.)
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Who really supports Trump? I don't know, but it is hard for me to imagine that George Soros is not covered well for the possibility of a Trump presidency. Soros doesn't get caught unawares. I suspect  other .001% are well hedged for a Trump presidency, but it's invisible...
"Among the more than 50 donors contacted, only nine have said unambiguously that they will contribute to Trump. They include Sheldon G. Adelson, the casino billionaire; energy executive T. Boone Pickens; Foster Friess, a wealthy mutual fund investor; and Richard H. Roberts, a pharmaceutical executive."

The War on Cash is a War on Your Freedom, Charles Hugh Smith.
(Stay in that wheel where we can see you running, little rattie!)

Not lying yet? 
Spanish President Rajoy, who has not been able to form a governing coalition, and is trying to get more votes in June elections, has not lied yet by promising EU President Juncker that he will enact austerity cuts, while promising Spanish voters that he will not do so. At some point he will be forced to turn one of those promises into a lie, if he stays in office, and lives...

Yesterday Austria elected a right-nationalist, anti-immigration President, but that was before they counted mail-in ballots, which actually elected the Green Party candidate, instead. (Funny there was such a huge shift.)

Perplexed Gardener

Monday, May 23, 2016

More Greater And Lesser Evils

Judged on Performance,

"Repeatedly threatening global war and actually making aggressive regional war should clearly have marked Mme. Hillary Clinton as unfit for the Presidency of the United States. She is politically, intellectually and emotionally unable to deal realistically with an independent Russia and any other independent power, including China and Iran. Her monomania is a course of violent ‘regime changes’, unable to evaluate any of the catastrophes her policymaking has in fact already produced." 
(Donald Trump promises a retreat from "globalist" policies, but how can that be delivered?) Thanks Eleni

"Veterans Today now has two confirmed sources that an American CIA agent was captured this week near Mount Simeon, outside Aleppo.  The American was part of a group commanding an operations room Jabat al Nusra, al Qaeda’s “franchise” in Syria.  The CIA has denied the claim, but it has already floated an offer through 3rd party sources to buy their man back... Highly placed sources told VT that Hezbollah seized four intelligence officers in a quality military operation near Khan Toman, the stronghold of Al Nusra, on May 12th. The officers are American, French, Turkish and Saudi. They were running the joint operations room with Al Nusra leading militants.
There is lots more update on Syrian war here as well, including strategic insights. Thanks Eleni

"General Joseph Votel, head of US Centcom, talked over cooperation with Kurdish and Arab militant groups while on a secretive trip to Syria on Friday. The talks were said to involve coordinating the US-led coalition and rebels plans on recapturing Raqqa from Islamic State." More thanks, Eleni.
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Daesh in Raqqa is reported to have major infighting ahead of upcoming military assault by Syrian forces.

Let's revisit that Iranian story from a few days ago about the US, Qatar, Turkey and Saudi Arabia preparing a joint strike force to attack northern Syria:

Military Coup Brewing in Turkey?
"The divisions between the Turkish military and Erdogan have a long history, but today it is amplified by tumultuous events in and outside the country. For instance, the plans to create a buffer zone in Northern Syria and send the Turkish troops to Syria and Iraq are opposed by military brass. "

Saudi Arabia is paying contractors in IOUs. Bin Laden construction lays off 50,000 workers, and the Saudis may be forced to abandon their peg to the $US, which would drop oil prices. Money is fleeing Saudi Arabia by every exit now.

What "Peak Oil" actually looks like in our financialized world is laid out here. We are about to see a long "demand-destruction" cycle, by this analysis. (That means global depression.)

"Bomb blasts killed scores of people in the Syrian coastal cities of Jableh and Tartous on Monday, and wounded many others in the government-controlled territory that hostsRussian military bases, monitors and state media said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks in the Mediterranean cites that have up to now escaped the worst of the conflict, saying it was targeting members of President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite minority." Thanks Eleni  (What does this tell us? ISIS showing capacity to slaughter civilians?)  http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-mideast-crisis-syria-latakia-idUKKCN0YE0ON?feedType=nl&feedName=uktopnewsearly&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=UK%20Lunch%20Break%202016-05-23&utm_term=UK%20Lunch%20Break         
Greece will keep receiving a hot flow of human suffering from the wars being forced on North Africa and the Mideast. Turkey won't get what it  demands from the EU this year...     http://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-turkey-visa-idUSKCN0YE0IP 
Despite economic depression, Greece is forced to raise sales tax and other taxes, as Refugees fill camps and promises of financial help from EU/IMF remain elusive.

"Just-Call-Me-Dave" Cameron's closest political friend ("guru"), Steve Hilton, breaks ranks and says the UK must leave the EU or become ungovernable. 
"One way of thinking about this referendum is that the choice is actually not between staying and leaving; but between leaving, and joining a new EU."
(That looks like a single speed bike. Good choice, but he should wear a helmet in that neighborhood.)
British corporations are losing their taste for EU membership this year. (Maybe they will pull out, let it collapse, and step into a restructuring project after the massive mess happens across the channel. Reasonable strategy.)

Austria elects nationalist, anti-immigration President (largely ceremonial position).

Charles Hugh Smith: "The global financial system is in the eye of an unprecedented hurricane. The inevitable consequence of borrowing from the future, the obsession with "growth" at any cost and financialization /monetary stimulus, a.k.a. the rich get richer thanks to central banks is systemic collapse."

Science supports chemtrails to geo-engineer against global warming, but don't worry, it's all theoretical. They don't exist. No word on cooling-performance of aluminum and barium oxides, compared to sulfur-dioxide.
"The study also showed that current traffic and industry induced aerosol emissions cool down the climate. However, their cooling effect on the global temperature is significantly smaller than the warming effect of current greenhouse gas emissions. Nevertheless, it would be possible to harness, for example, global airline traffic and ship traffic for the purposes of atmospheric temperature regulation by increasing the sulphuric concentrations of fuels."

Presidential hopeful and underdog for the Democratic nomination Bernie Sanders said one of the reasons he is staying in the race is because he does not want Americans "voting for the lesser of two evils."

If Bernie Sanders wins California, does Hillary Clinton have to withdraw her candidacy?

Different Strokes