Friday, August 9, 2019

World Starvation War

Murdered Slowly,

Sister Caitlin in Oz:
(I think the US has been subsumed by the Evil Empire of Sith Lords, but I can't see them. They are hidden. They mind control the politicians. The last Jedi warrior got shot in Dallas, when I was a kid. "There was another", but he got shot in LA.)
Reports coming out of Venezuela claim that President Maduro has just seized a shipment of food with the explicit goal of starving the Venezuelan people into submission.
Oh wait, no, sorry, I misread that. Did I say Maduro? I meant America
"Venezuela’s Vice president Delcy Rodriguez denounced Wednesday that a ship containing 25 thousand tonnes of Soya has been seized in the Panama Canal due to the U.S. blockade while calling on the United Nations to take action against the 'serious aggression' that impede Venezuela 'right to food'," reports TeleSUR English.
"The shipment seizure comes just days after Trump signed an executive order Monday that imposes a near-total blockade on government assets in that country, which includes an embargo against food suppliers, among other basic inputs," the report reads.

Russia has made deals with Iran for Russian military to be stationed at 2 Iranian ports for the foreseeable future, and also for Russia to develop Iranian oil fields and control all the oil pumped from them and get it for about 2/3 of open market value. This is not a very good deal for Iran, which has always been wary of Russia. It does look like the only deal, though. Iran payed too much for the ho-hum S-300 missile system, too.

In what context does this make sense? 4 Ukrainian soldiers were killed in an ambush, which President Zelinsky believes to have been sprung by Donetsk separatists, who really want to be left alone in peace. This makes it harder to negotiate (again) peace. Zelinsky called Putin to ask him very nicely to help the Donetsk Russian-Ukrainian-separatists not sneak attack Ukrainian soldiers, so they can all negotiate peace and cooperation again. (I have to wonder who really did the sneak attack, maybe somebody does NOT want peace, but who could that be?)

It's a bad year for American farmers, with bad weather, and the loss of Chinese markets, and the last 6 years of losing money in the rear-view mirror. Fortunately, these weaponized pawn of the empire will be able to carry much higher debt loads into bankruptcy. The banks would rather foreclose in a good year than a bad year, I'm sure. (I presume this legislation has a clause somewhere to let us save the bankers from losses.)
The bipartisan bill, designated as the Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019, increases the total debt load of how much a farmer can have to meet the qualifications to file Chapter 12 bankruptcy, to $10 million from the prior $4 million ceiling.
According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) data, operating a farm today involves much higher costs than it did three decades ago. Experts say without a complete reform of the law, mom-and-pop farmers would be subjected to Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, which is expensive and chaotic.

Department of Pre-Crime, Thanks Eleni.

 ​The FBI has published a document that concludes that “conspiracy theories” can motivate believers to commit crimes.
​ ​Considering the growing acceptance of pre-emptive arrest, that is, arresting someone before they can commit a crime that they are suspected of planning to commit, challenging official explanations, such as those offered for the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, and Martin Luther King or the official explanation for 9/11, can now result in monitoring by authorities with a view to finding a reason for pre-emptive arrest.
​ ​What the FBI report does, intentionally or unintentionally, is to define a conspiracist as a person who doubts official explanations. In other words, it is a way of preventing any accountability of government.Whatever the government says, no matter how obvious a lie, will have to be accepted as fact or we will be put on a list to be monitored for preemptive arrest.
​ ​In effect, the FBI’s document reduces the First Amendment, that is, free speech, to the right to repeat official and prevailing explanations. Any other speech is a conspiratorial belief that can lead to the commission of a crime.

US Calls China "Thuggish Regime" For Releasing Identity Of US Official Caught Meeting With HK Protesters​ (Pot, you're black...)

India is moving on Kashmir after gutting Kashmir's constitutional protection and turning off electricity and communications. China may be tied down in other areas, and Pakistan is much smaller than India.
Citing local media, Reuters described that "troops on the border had exchanged heavy fire and that Pakistani troops have fired mortars in the clashes." The exchange of fire took place according to local media at the Sunderbani Sector along the Line of Control (LOC) after 10pm local time, with each side blaming the other for breaching a ceasefire.
Though few details were given, especially with a near total communications blackout on the Indian-administered side in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), military observers have been expecting intensifying shelling and clashes between the nuclear armed rivals after earlier this week the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata leadership in New Delhi revoked Article 370 of the constitution which protected Muslim-majority J&K's special autonomous status.
Unverified social media reports from regional observers say the death toll is mounting amid a broad Indian crackdown on its side of the LOC.

​It's so hard to know what to do!
The study found that American agriculture has become 48 times more toxic to insects over the past 25 years and pinned 92 percent of the toxicity increase on neonicotinoids, which were banned by the European Union last year due to the threat they pose to bees and other pollinators.

​Missing Honey​

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