Wednesday, June 5, 2024

New York Slimes

The New York Times' Gaza Lies

June 4, 2024
(MintPress News on YouTube)

"Shocking anyone that's paid any attention to the onslaught, The New York Times has just been handed the Pulitzer Prize for its Gaza reporting.

This is the same New York Times who instructed its reporters not to use words like "refugee camp", "occupied territories" or even "Palestine" in its reporting on the Israeli attack on Gaza.

As Alan MacLeod demonstrates, the New York Times has consistently delivered biased, inaccurate reporting on Palestine, and deserves a mountain of criticism, not an award."

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In other news:

"Up is Down!" & "War is Peace."
Just saying.

Sunday, May 26, 2024

DIRTY LAUNDRY

Trillions for me nothing for thee.

Janet Yellen: We Can "ABSOLUTELY" Afford to Fund Two Wars at Once

October 20, 2023
(Due Dissidence on YouTube)

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee Speaks on Defense Spending, Proposed 1% Cut to Pentagon Spending

March 26, 2014
(Rep. Barbara Lee C-Span clip)

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Pentagon fails sixth audit, with number of passing grades stagnant

November 15, 2023
(by Noah Robertson at DefenseNews.com)

"WASHINGTON — For the sixth year in a row, the Pentagon failed its annual audit."


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Putin's Invasion of Ukraine Salon | Ray McGovern, John Mearsheimer

March 6, 2022
(Consortium News on YouTube)
 
Convened March 2nd 2022
by the Committee for the Republic
Q&A host:
Bruce Fein, constitutional lawyer

Prof. John Mearsheimer
- political scientist, University of Chicago

Ray McGovern
- former C.I.A. head of Russia desk

Jack Matlock
- last US ambassador to the Soviet Union

Ted Postol
- MIT professor of technology and international security

Susan Eisenhowe
- grand-daughter of General Dwight D. Eisenhower

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The money laundering scheme we call our federal government is struggling to contain The Narrative.

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BREAKING NEWS!

Rare clips from the last Pentagon audit!
(YouTube)

Sunday, May 19, 2024

STRANGE LOVE

 

KILL THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF
Chris Hedges: The Nation’s Conscience

The courageous stance of students across the country in defiance of genocide is accompanied by a near total blackout of their voices. Their words are the ones we most need to hear.

May 8, 2024
(Chris Hedges on Sheerpost)

"All systems of totalitarianism, including corporate totalitarianism, deform education into vocational training where students are taught what to think, not how to think. Only the skills and expertise demanded by the corporate state are valued. The withering away of the humanities and transformation of major research universities into corporate and Defense Department vocational schools with their outsized emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math, illustrate this shift. The students who disrupt the Potemkin university, who dare to think for themselves, face beatings, suspension, arrest and expulsion."

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We are witnessing a world-wide renaissance in dire education.

(T-Bag)

Saturday, May 18, 2024

ARE WE THE BADDIES?

"It was our fault."


The most important video on Ukraine | Prof. John Mearsheimer 

Jan 10, 2024
(Conversations with John Anderson on YouTube)

"John speaks with Prof. John Mearsheimer about the future of the Ukraine war.

John J. Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 1982. He graduated from West Point in 1970 and then served five years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He then started graduate school in political science at Cornell University in 1975. He received his Ph.D. in 1980. He spent the 1979-1980 academic year as a research fellow at the Brookings Institution, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Centre for International Affairs from 1980 to 1982. During the 1998-1999 academic year, he was the Whitney H. Shepardson Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

His recent and most notable works include, The Tragedy of Great Power Politics
(2001), The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (2007), and Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities (2018).

Conversations feature John Anderson, former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, interviewing the world's foremost thought leaders about today's pressing social, cultural and political issues.

John believes proper, robust dialogue is necessary if we are to maintain our social strength and cohesion. As he puts it; 'You cannot get good public policy out of a bad public debate.' "


FULL INTERVIEW | December 7, 2023
Ukraine, Taiwan and The True Cause of War | John Mearsheimer

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May 9, 2024
(Due Dissidence on YouTube)

"...The difference between us and people
like these cops is that there are limits
to when we uh continue following orders..."

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Are We The Baddies?
(That Mitchell and Webb Look on YouTube)

Friday, May 17, 2024

Feel Free to Disagree...

 

Fighting Russia & China to Last American:Destroying US From Within

Dr. Jill Stein & Michael Hudson

May 17, 2024
(Dialogue Works on YouTube)

"Dr. Jill Stein - 2024 Presidential Candidate:
I'm running for president with the Green Party to offer a choice for the people outside the failed two-party system. We'll put a pro-worker, anti-war, climate action agenda front and center in this election and on the ballot in November. 

jillstein2024.com

Michael Hudson is President of The Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends (ISLET), a Wall Street Financial Analyst, Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He is the author of Super-Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire (Editions 1968, 2003, 2021), ‘and forgive them their debts’ (2018), J is for Junk Economics (2017), Killing the Host (2015), The Bubble and Beyond (2012), Trade, Development and Foreign Debt (1992 & 2009) and of The Myth of Aid (1971), amongst many others.

ISLET engages in research regarding domestic and international finance, national income and balance-sheet accounting with regard to real estate. We also engage in the economic history of the ancient Near East.

Michael acts as an economic advisor to governments worldwide including China, Iceland and Latvia on finance and tax law. He gives presentations on various topics at conferences and meetings and can be booked here. Listen to some of his many radio interviews to hear his hyperspeed analysis of the geo-political machinations of global economics. Travel costs and a per diem are appreciated."

michael-hudson.com


Thursday, May 16, 2024

APES FLINGING POO

 

KATIE HALPER


"U.S. media and politicians have spoken out ad nauseam about the alleged anti-semitism on display at ceasefire protests. Not only do they fail to distinguish between antizionism (which is not antisemitism) and antisemitism, but they refuse to cover the the violence and hate speech perpetuated by Israel supporters AGAINST pro-Palestine protesters."

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Weaponizing Media

From PropOrNot to New Lines: How Washington is Weaponizing Media
May 12, 2024
(By Alan MaCleod / MintPressNews)

"New Lines Magazine purports to be an independent media organization. Yet it constantly attacks genuine alternative media who stray from Washington’s official foreign policy line, all while employing many spooks, spies and other figures at the heart of the national security state.

Worse still, its parent organization, the New Lines Institute, has recently admitted to being directly funded by the U.S. government. MintPress News takes a closer look at this shady organization acting as Washington’s attack dog."

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When the "PropOrNot" list was put out many years ago, I recall saving it off so I could investigate the many independent sites I wasn't familiar with, to determine what might be excellent information resources they were attempting to suppress.

Sadly, as time goes on, many excellent information resources have either been destroyed or co-opted. Keeping up with reliable journalism has become a game of propaganda Whac-A-Mole.

MEDIA BUBBLES

 

INTERVIEW: Prof. Jeffrey Sachs on Ukraine's War Failures
May 16, 2024
(A clip from SYSTEM UPDATE)

"...If one listened not to the Western media but also to the Russian channels and to Independent Media over the years, it's not as if there was some sudden change. What is happening right now, which is the defeat of Ukraine on the battlefield, is a steady process that's been happening now for more than two years..."

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The full interview available for free.

SYSTEM UPDATE #271 on Rumble

INTERVIEW: Professor Jeffrey Sachs on Ukraine's Failures, Israel's War in Gaza, China, and More

Thursday, May 9, 2024

CONTROLLING THE PAST

 

May 8, 2024
(Due Dissidence on YouTube)

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" 'Who controls the past,' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'"
Orwell - 1984

WAR IS PEACE

 

Xi Jinping blasts US/NATO for bombing China's embassy in Serbia
May 9, 2024
(Geopolitical Economy Report on YouTube)

"While visiting Serbia, China's President Xi Jinping condemned the US and NATO for bombing Beijing's embassy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1999. Ben Norton discusses why Washington launched the attack, and lied about it. Then Ben analyzes China-Serbia relations and the Belt and Road Initiative."

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I voted for Bill Clinton and have regretted that decision ever since. I've voted for a third party ever since. 

I'd rather vote for a principled person who advocates policies that more closely aligned with my own, who will probably lose, rather than a willing tool of empire who is rewarded for performing mass destruction throughout the world in service to oligarchs pursuing global domination.

If you desire a government that represents the majority of Americans, don't waste your vote on a Republican or Democrat, assuming our votes matter at all anymore.


[The famous Princeton Study that asserted
the USA is an oligarchy.]

Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens

(Published online by Cambridge University Press
18 September 2014)

"... Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence. The results provide substantial support for theories of Economic-Elite Domination and for theories of Biased Pluralism, but not for theories of Majoritarian Electoral Democracy or Majoritarian Pluralism. ..."

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

LAND OF FREE?



May 8, 2024
(Due Dissidence on YouTube)

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If you're beginning to worry about impending fascism,
you're late to the party.

JILL STEIN 2024

 

  JILL STEIN 2024

Jill Stein Virtual Rally with Columbia Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs

(Streamed live on YouTube on May 3, 2024)

"Join Jill Stein Friday May 3rd for a virtual rally with legendary Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs to fire up the fight to get our pro-worker, anti-genocide, climate action campaign on the ballot across the country!"

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I've never voted for Trump or Biden but I have voted for Jill. Voting for a third party is NEVER a vote for a Republican or Democrat. If I voted for Trump, THAT would be a vote for Trump. A vote for Jill Stein is a vote for Jill Stein. Please think about that.

The spoiler myth is a con to perpetuate the status coup (that's not a typo). If the Duopoly wanted a fair election they would support Rank Choice Voting. It (meaning the Uniparty) squash independent candidates by controlling ballot access and through their control of mainstream media.

Please consider voting for a presidential candidate that will not get us all killed. If Jill is on my ballot and I hope that's not a big if, I'll vote for her because she will do what she can in the pursuit of peace.

History One OHHH! One

What - Me Worry?


Why is Ukraine the West's Fault? Featuring John Mearsheimer
September 25, 2015
(The University of Chicago)
UnCommon Core: The Causes and Consequences of the Ukraine Crisis

"John J. Mearsheimer, the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor in Political Science and Co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago, assesses the causes of the present Ukraine crisis, the best way to end it, and its consequences for all of the main actors. A key assumption is that in order to come up with the optimum plan for ending the crisis, it is essential to know what caused the crisis. Regarding the all-important question of causes, the key issue is whether Russia or the West bears primary responsibility."

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Ukraine War Primer | Jeffrey Sachs
December 29, 2023
(Dialogue Works on YouTube)

"Sachs is widely recognized for bold and effective strategies to address complex challenges including the escape from extreme poverty, the global battle against human-induced climate change, international debt and financial crises, national economic reforms, and the control of pandemic and epidemic diseases.    

Sachs serves as the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, where he holds the rank of University Professor, the university’s highest academic rank. Sachs was Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University from 2002 to 2016. He is President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Co-Chair of the Council of Engineers for the Energy Transition, academician of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences at the Vatican, Commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for Development, Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah Honorary Distinguished Professor at Sunway University, and SDG Advocate for UN Secretary General António Guterres. From 2001-18, Sachs served as Special Advisor to UN Secretaries-General Kofi Annan (2001-7), Ban Ki-moon (2008-16), and António Guterres (2017-18)."


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Ukraine is Collapsing and NATO Will Fall Apart | Col. Larry Wilkerson
May 8, 2024
((Dialogue Works on YouTube)

"Col. (ret.) Lawrence Wilkerson's last positions in government were as Secretary of State Colin Powell's Chief of Staff (2002-05), Associate Director of the State Department's Policy Planning staff under the directorship of Ambassador Richard N. Haass, and member of that staff responsible for East Asia and the Pacific, political-military and legislative affairs (2001-02).
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Before serving at the State Department, Wilkerson served 31 years in the U.S. Army. During that time, he was a member of the faculty of the U.S. Naval War College (1987 to 1989), Special Assistant to General Powell when he was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989-93), and Director and Deputy Director of the U.S. Marine Corps War College at Quantico, Virginia (1993-97). Wilkerson retired in 1997 and began work as an advisor to General Powell. He has also taught national security affairs at the George Washington University."

Sunday, May 5, 2024

SEXY SPACE GECKOS


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Dateline 2014 (10 years ago): Some news never gets old, like Oliver's offhand comment that, "obviously almost everything is more important than this: Ukraine is sliding into anarchy, the Gaza ceasefire is tenuous and uh we're powerless to do anything about any of them."

P.S.

It's not Russia that's pushed Ukraine to the brink of war

(Seumas Milne at The Guardian - 30 April 2014)

"The attempt to lever Kiev into the western camp by ousting an elected leader made conflict certain. It could be a threat to us all"

"...When the Ukrainian president was replaced by a US-selected administration, in an entirely unconstitutional takeover, politicians such as William Hague brazenly misled parliament about the legality of what had taken place: the imposition of a pro-western government on Russia's most neuralgic and politically divided neighbour..."

Friday, May 3, 2024

SIN SOLDIERS

 


 
"If Trump was letting these horrible things happen, we’d feel outraged and upset. We might even feel obliged to get up and go protest the things he is doing, which as we all know can often cause us to miss brunch." 


Saturday, April 27, 2024

The Deleterious Dollar?

 

 "How much does the US benefit from printing the global reserve currency? An economist calculated that US average daily income would fall by 27-57% if the dollar lost its "exorbitant privilege". Ben Norton explains how wealthy investors not only in North America but around the world hold much of their wealth in the dollar."

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I've been around for over half a century. The future has never looked so bleak.

Interesting times, indeed.

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Unstable Shroom Addict

Cold War 2: US officials call to overthrow China's gov't, expand military budget to $1.4 trillion

(Geopolitical Economy Report on YouTube)

"A major Congress member and top former Trump administration official published an article calling to overthrow China's government. They boasted that the US is waging a new cold war and must win it, while proposing a military budget of $1.4 trillion per year. Ben Norton debunks the deceptions of the warmongers in Washington."

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Power-hungry homicidal maniacs are playing war games that could literally blow everything up.

Sadly, as we enter the planet's 6th Extinction Event, the only animal avoiding the endangered species list is the War Hawk, and they're the worst pestilence that's ever threatened life on Earth.

Friday, March 8, 2024

Fire Weather: Climate Choas...

 

Hey, Duncler!

Fire weather: climate chaos is already here
(The Chris Hedges Report on YouTube)

"Few places illustrate the destructive cycle of fossil fuel-driven climate change as well as Alberta, Canada. Home to the tar sands boom, the province's remote north has also become a site of some of the worst climate disasters in recorded history—like the 2016 Fort McMurray Fire, which swallowed up 1.5 million acres and burned for three months. John Vaillant, author of Fire Weather: A True Story from a Hotter World, joins The Chris Hedges Report to discuss the Fort McMurray Fire, the tar sands industry responsible for the conditions that produced it, and the tinderbox world Big Oil has made in its all-consuming pursuit of profit."

Sunday, March 3, 2024

#10 #2's ON GEORGE!

 

(Jimmy Dore & Due Dissidence Hosts on YouTube)


"British firebrand, truth-teller and Palestinian rights supporter George Galloway has won a by-election in the Rochdale district in Manchester, and the United Kingdom elite is flipping out. Even Prime Minister Rishi Sunak felt compelled to speak out against Galloway, who announced in his victory speech, “This is for Gaza!

Jimmy and Due Dissidence hosts Russell Dobular and Keaton Weiss discuss just how much the UK establishment detests Galloway."


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I enjoyed this discussion but the clips of Galloway's podcast and the statements of The Prime Minister were telling, and damning. Go Galloway!

Friday, March 1, 2024

A UK VICTORY

 

Landslide Victory for George Galloway in Rochdale

(Consortium News YouTube video)

 Galloway Back in Parliament, Declaring Duopoly Defeated
(Joe Lauria at Consortium News)

"George Galloway won a crucial by-election in the North of England on Thursday in which the Gaza genocide played a key role. Galloway said his victory heralded the demise of Labour-Tory dominance in British politics."

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Postscript

Monty Python’s Election Night Special ;)

 (a very funny YouTube video)
 

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Socialism: by and for the people

 
I wish I lived in a country where I had a choice to vote for individuals with new ideas, or even old ideas, that encompass valuable ideals that would improve our lives. I wish I lived someplace where a variety of disparate voices would represent a constituency based on the percentage of citizens that agree with them. I'm talking about a genuinely representative government. I can only imagine.
 
Imagine if governance reflected the opinions of those being governed and leaders would influence policy based on a plurality of public opinion, instead of being governed by feeble-minded spokes models who sell out to various cabals of unelected special interest sociopaths.
 
 The shit is hitting the fan and the shit is the illusion of democracy. Buckle up.

BLESS THE IRISH!

Clare Daly - Awesome Badass

Mick Wallace - Awesome Badass

Clare Daly, Mick Wallace SPIT FIRE at Day X Protest
(Due Dissidence YT Channel)

 Ireland has leaders.

America has bleeders.

Must see TeeVee right here.

Free Julian Assange!

NO JUSTICE FOR JULIAN

"On Day One of Julian Assange’s attempt to appeal Britain’s order to extradite him to the United States, his lawyers laid out a timeline that exposed U.S. motives to destroy the journalist who revealed their high-level state crimes."

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Day X Journalist Recounts BIZARRE Audio Issues In The Courthouse
(Due Dissidence YT Video)

"It is absurd that journalists are not able to observe what is going on in the most important case for journalism in modern times..."

Monday, February 5, 2024

Trickle Up

"This week's episode of Economic Update hosted by Professor Richard Wolff, we will be discussing the continuing decline of US manufacturing; a 29,000 person strike at California State Univ.; the Houthis disrupt Red Sea shipping in move against Israel; and Texas refuses to obey US federal government's rules in struggle over immigration and white supremacy. In addition we have a special Interview with leading economist Prof. Michael Hudson on basic crises facing US capitalism."

US & THEM


"Why does Europe support Israel so much? What does Europe gain from the occupation of Palestine and further escalation across the Middle East? How much of this is Europe following its own interests versus being subservient to US imperial designs in the region, as we’ve seen with Ukraine? Is Europe actually united on this or are there segments of the body politic that disagree with the US and Israel’s imperialist aims in Gaza? Does the EU have any awareness of its own hypocrisy? And are there consequences for those who speak out against the status quo?"

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It's been suggested by Zionists that we accept Biblical fairy tales to justify Isreal's "right to exist." Of course by doing so we also learn that one of the first acts of the Jews was to commit genocide against the Canaanites, old habits die hard I guess.

The Bible also includes a fairy tale that women were created by removing a rib from a lonely man who is everyone's great grand pa. Myths may have elements of truth but are generally simply stories that are fictions that help define cultures. Interesting but extraordinarily counterfactual.


Genocidal colonialism is not a unique legacy of European economic expansion, but it can certainly boast some doozies. The United States of American obviously takes the cake, having managed to surpass the slaughter and theft of the failed British Empire, although keeping score should make any sane person throw up before getting to the bottom of hundreds of years of despicable ruling class shenanigans.

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 Ancient DNA reveals fate of the mysterious Canaanites Study suggests that Canaanites survived a Biblical war
(Science.org)

"When the pharaohs ruled Egypt and the ancient Greeks built their first cities, a mysterious people called the Canaanites dominated the Near East. Around 4000 years ago, they built cities across the Levant, which includes present-day Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and part of Syria. Yet the Canaanites left no surviving written records, leaving researchers to piece together their history from secondhand sources.

One of those sources is the Bible's Old Testament, which suggests a grisly end for many Canaanites: After the Israelites' exodus from Egypt, God ordered them to destroy Canaan and its people (though other passages suggest that some Canaanites may have survived). But did that really happen? Archaeological data suggests that Canaanite cities were never destroyed or abandoned. Now, ancient DNA recovered from five Canaanite skeletons suggests that these people survived to contribute their genes to millions of people living today... "

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The Legacy of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (George Washington University Magazine)

" Fifty years ago, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee took a sledgehammer to the narrative of how the American West was won.

Written by GW alumnus Dee Brown the book details how white Americans, often fueled by lust for land and gold and certain in their Manifest Destiny, destroyed the lives and cultures of Native Americans over three short decades in the late 19th century..."