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Monday, January 15, 2018

Test Missile Alert

Unprepared,

Around 8:05 a.m., the Hawaii emergency employee initiated the internal test, according to a timeline released by the state. From a drop-down menu on a computer program, he saw two options: “Test missile alert” and “Missile alert.” He was supposed to choose the former; as much of the world now knows, he chose the latter, an initiation of a real-life missile alert. (There could have been value to the military to see what people actually did in the face of such a warning. There could have been intent to do this as a large scale experiment.)

Centuries of shitting in Haiti by France, then America, have made it particularly insulting to refer to Haiti as a "shithole". 
Please keep looking the other way politely while the exploitation of this slave colony continues. 
Please do not try to fix anything. Just donate to the Clinton foundation.

Charles sent this article about the Cuban Missile Crisis. "Everything you know is wrong" 
I had studied this in college in early 1982, and this is pretty close to what I learned then. The big deal was Khrushchev's offer to remove missiles from Cuba, if the US removed missiles from Turkey, was perfectly reasonable, which was agreed strategically. The political position Kennedy was in was the real problem. It was untenable. The US was no more at risk with missiles in Cuba than without. It was just an opening for some sensible trading. The rest of the world was aghast at the American brinksmanship.
(What is not said here is that Kennedy was considered a traitor by many in the military industrial complex for making the secret deal with the Russians, to do exactly the trade Khrushchev offered. What is also not said in this story is that it was a really good deal for Kennedy to make, because the decision had already been made to remove US nuclear missiles from Turkey. It had not been announced. Kennedy secretly traded away the destabilizing missiles in Turkey that the top strategists were going to get rid of quickly, already.)

Charles Hugh Smith: The nation is fragmenting because the Status Quo is failing the majority of the citizenry (The social contract made under FDR has been broken, will soon be in complete default, and must be renegotiated. This keeps happening in history.)

Chelsea Manning is running for Senate in Maryland. (I'd trust Chelsea to renegotiate the social-contract on my behalf.)

2 major Apple shareholders push the company to study iPhone addiction in children. (This is important, like toddlers smoking cigarettes.)

Damage Done

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