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Conservative Supreme Court Judge Scalia just died. Now Obama will appoint some total Socialist America hater to be on our Supreme Court, and four of the nine judges are already Libtards with serious bias. This is very very bad. I’ve been worried that on of the Justices would die before that Black POS left office, and sure as hell. I just hope our Republican-controlled Congress doesn’t get bought off and that Obama’s efforts are blocked.
Newsmax, Fox and all of them keep posting articles claiming Jeb Bush said this, that or the other, or Jeb Bush did this or that. Someone needs to send them a memo: Jeb Bush is dead. There is no Jeb Bush. What there is, is echoes, re-played sound bites, “I thought just now, I saw something move”, things like that. Rustlings of the wind. There is no Jeb Bush. He’s dead as a candidate, he has as much chance of becoming President as I do, and we all know what that means. It would be like writing in Jesus Christ on the ballot. No chance.
Stop posting Jeb Bush stories. Fuck him. He’s dead. Kiss the coffin lid, play “Taps”, lower it down and shovel in the dirt. He’s fucking DEAD. Enough already.
The current ratio of boys to girls in the 16-17 year old age group in Sweden is now 123 boys to 100 girls. Why? Because asylum seekers who enter at age 16 without an adult get tons of welfare benefits plus the right to have their family join them, and they’re swarming in.
There’s a report now that about 100 Swedish men in Stockholm have formed a gang that goes around attacking migrants. They’ve been distributing leaflets on Friday evening with the slogan “It’s enough now!”, and threatened to give “the North African street children who are roaming around” the “punishment they deserve.” They’ve also been getting into street fights with police.
“Spokeswoman Towe Haegg told Swedish radio police had not received any reports of violence against people from migrant backgrounds”, according to BBC News, which is flatly Socialist bullshit, because many young migrants are reporting now that they’ve been attacked. I reported earlier of Swedish Interior Minister Anders Ygeman’s announcement that 80,000 of these migrants were being deported after their applications were rejected, and I wondered what was behind that. Now I have a better picture of this. When large gangs of Swedes start going around beating up the migrants, fighting the police and demanding an end to the influx of unwanted Muslims, that gets the politicians attention.
The problem is that the 80,000 represents only half of those let in, and that’s not going to appease the young Swedish Vikings, who want them all out. Well, Sweden, home of ancestral marauders, is the best of all places in Europe for the riots to begin and spread out from. Godspeed, go get ‘em, boys.
Back in the 50′s, sci-fi writer Arthur C. Clarke wrote a novel called Childhood’s End, which I recall reading years ago and Hollywood finally got around to making a movie about it 60 years later.
Basically, this race of galactic “Supervisors” comes to Earth who look exactly like our worst vision of demonic Satans, bat-wings, red skins, tails, cloven hooves, the whole bit, but are actually very kind and advance beings. They pretty much take over, end war, cure diseases and so forth. They also dispel most people’s belief in religion, since Clarke, the author, was an atheist of sorts. As the story goes (spoiler alert here) after some time here where they’ve given Man a golden age of peace, it turns out that all the children have mutated, “evolved” into all having a hive mind, and all the kids join the Collective Consciousness Of The Universe and literally float up into the sky and away to somewhere that’s not here, in a kind of parody of the Christian belief in a “rapture”, where in the “end days” all the believers ascend like that, literally into the heavens, and all those who never bought into the superstition are left here on Earth to suffer the supposed tortures of the damned.
Then, the head supervisor announces that no more children will ever be born on Earth, and leaves. After about 90 years all the people have died and the Earth self-destructs in a big explosion.
The whole point of the story is that humanity has evolved with the help of these Supervisors, and all those children who joined the Collective Consciousness will make the Universe a better place, or some such. Do I have problems with this tale? Yes indeed, I do. One of the comments made in the movie was that life is energy, and when a body stops living that energy has to go somewhere, implying that the life energy of the children would live on as part of the Collective Consciousness. Really? When a spinning wheel slows down and stops, does it’s energy continue on? No. Is that a good analogy? Yes. There is no soul. When the brain dies, there’s no more consciousness. All gone.
Next, what about all the animals on Earth? All the billions of other creatures, many of which are very intelligent, they all have to get blown up and killed because humanity has ended? They don’t count? Wow, some benevolent “Supervisors”, huh? Destroy the planet, for what? That was stupid.
I did like one part of the movie, the one where people stopped having children. That was good, and about Arthur C. Clarke, the author, while he was never convicted of pedophilia, his writing sometimes was very suggestive of a desire to have sex with children. No wonder he’s popular in Hollywood.
Putin and Erdogan have been responding back and forth to each others comments and moves, and it’s not what they say but the way in which they say it that reveals, to me anyway, where they’re really at.
Putin has been yanking the economic rug out from under the feet of Turkey and Erdogan’s political strength. If Turkey suffers too much from Erdogans foolishness, I would expect to see him removed from office ala Mohammad Morsi style in Egypt, with riots, civil unrest and demonstrations. I’m calling it foolishness now because of what the tone of his responses reveals to me.
Putin has done the following so far: Sent in anti-missile missile batteries, jamming systems, a guided missile cruiser, bomber escorts and Electronic Surveillance aircraft, all for one purpose, to counter Turkish military and even attack it if needed. He has cut off all economic exchange between the two countries, confiscated huge amounts of imported Turkish foods, banned further tourism into Turkey, stopped all commercial traffic into Russia from Turkey, blocked all Turkish services from operating in Russia and requested that all Russians now in Turkey return to Russia. This brings to an abrupt halt over half of Turkey’s economy. He’s also blocked all communication with Erdogan, making it impossible for Erdogan to try to reach some sort of private deal. Think on that one. Erdogan either does a very public and humiliating mea culpa or watches as his country’s economy suddenly crashes. No doubt more sanctions are coming. All of this could have been avoided by Erdogan if he’d apologized for attacking the Russian jet as Putin initially demanded.
Erdogan’s response is to refuse to apologize, but says he hopes to speak with Putin at the global climate summit that begins in Paris on Nov. 30. That’s it, nothing else. Putin is wiping his ass with Erdogan’s face, and Erdogan is cavilling and wanting to talk. This is why I think what Erdogan did was foolish, and not well planned.
I think that Obama told Erdogan that shooting down a Russian bomber would be a good way to get Putin to back off of his attacks on those fighting against Assad, gave him the flight info that Russia had provided the US of their aircraft flight paths, and Erdogan went for it. Now Erdogan is in the soup and looking for a way out without making himself look like an idiot by apologizing.
The thing is, Erdogan is totally in the wrong, and I applaud Putin for not taking a diplomatic approach to this assault. Turkey under Erdogan has gone from being secular to being Islamist, and has become a real trouble-maker in the region. If this does expand into a war between Russia and Turkey, that’s a good thing. France, Germany and England are all aligning with Russia RIGHT NOW, and if Obama tries to get our troops to fight our allies, our Congress will finally unite regardless of party to prevent it.
There’s only one more move by Putin before actual war begins between Russia and Turkey, so watch for it, and that’s if Putin ORDERS all Russians to leave Turkey. If he does, expect a major Russian attack on Turkey’s military and infrastructure to commence within a few days afterward.
There was a time when Americans were proud of our Postal system. It operated at a loss, we all knew that, but that was okay because our government supported it with some of our tax dollars, and we were fine with that. The first stamps ever issued in the US cost 5 cents and 10 cents, but it wasn’t long before the system was sophisticated enough that letters only cast 3 cents to mail, and the price stayed at 3 cents right up to 1958 when the price finally went up a penny to 4 cents. Now it’s 49 cents, because our government no longer backs up and supports our postal service.
That’s because some of our shitheel politicians decided that our postal system needed to be self-supporting, so instead of being a boon to small businesses and a popular way to communicate with others, it’s become a prohibitive expense for small businesses who do business through the mails. The many services it used to provide are being steadily cut. You go into a post office today and what you see on the wall are about 20 different kinds of folding boxes and envelopes and every one is for Priority Mail, with the cheapest one over $5.00. I went to our local post office this morning to mail a thin stack of 20 pages of printer paper, and needed a manila envelope, but they no longer sold those. However, I could buy a white paper envelope for “only” $2.19.
I’ve been getting more outraged with our goddam fucking ripoff postal service lately as it is, but a fucking envelope for fucking $2.19 seriously pissed me off. I left, went to a local Dollar store and bought 6 fucking envelopes for ONE fucking dollar, that’s 18 cents apiece INCLUDING the insane fucking 8 cents sales tax, went back to the fucking post office and sent the thing Media Mail, which is the cheapest rate available and it still cost me goddam near 3 fucking dollars. Yeah, I’m pissed off about it. Those lickers of dogs assholes in Wash. DC just pissed away $500,000,000 to supposedly train 5 Syrians, count them, FIVE, to fight ISIS, but they can’t spend 10 cents to support our postal system, improve our schools, rebuild our bridges or do any other thing that might actually BENEFIT AMERICANS.
FUCK OUR GOVERNMENT and the assholes they all rode in on.
Every once in a while I just have to play this, 13 year old Melissa Venema playing Il Silenzio in concert, (or here) as the Dutch commemorate the deaths each year of all those Allied soldiers who died for their freedom from the Nazis. Dutch Liberation Day, May 5th, 2008. This is some beautiful music, well worth a listen.
From Wikipedia: “In a cemetery about six miles from the Dutch city of Maastricht lie buried 8,301 American soldiers who died in “Operation Market Garden” in the battles to liberate the Netherlands in the fall and winter of 1944–5. Everyone of the men buried in the cemetery, as well as those in the Canadian and British military cemeteries has been adopted by a Dutch family who tend the grave and keep alive the memory of the soldier they have adopted. It is the custom to keep a portrait of “their” foreign soldier in a place of honour in their home. Annually on “Liberation Day”, Memorial Services are held for the men who died to liberate the Netherlands. The day concludes with a concert, at which “Il Silenzio” has always been the concluding piece.
In 2008 the soloist was a 13-year-old Dutch girl, Melissa Venema, backed by André Rieu and the Royal Orchestra of the Netherlands.”
The UK Telegraph is reporting that the United States negotiating team in Iran is actually there to aid Iran and promote their nuclear program.
A close media aide to Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, has sought political asylum in Switzerland after travelling to Lausanne to cover the nuclear talks between Tehran and the West. Amir Hossein Motaghi, who managed public relations for Mr Rouhani during his 2013 election campaign, was said by Iranian news agencies to have quit his job at the Iran Student Correspondents Association (ISCA).
He then appeared on an opposition television channel based in London to say he no longer saw any “sense” in his profession as a journalist as he could only write what he was told. “The US negotiating team are mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf with other members of the 5+1 countries and convince them of a deal,” he said.
This man was an important person in Iran and if he says that our people are there to promote Iran’s nuclear program, I believe him.
This is surely enraging Saudi Arabia and the other OPEC nations, who have already been unhappy with Obama over Iran and feel that he’s being a traitor. He was raised as a Sunni Muslim like them, not a Shiite like the Iranians, and allowing Iran to have any sort of nuclear program is a danger to all the OPEC nations, but particularly to Saudi Arabia, which is the sworn enemy of the Rouhani regime.
LATEST UPDATE: Exactly as I’ve suspected, and said so, all that junk that’s been spotted floating around on the ocean is just that, debris from ships and other floating trash and not one single piece came from the missing jetliner, which is now undoubtedly well hidden somewhere in the Middle East and getting refitted for a nuclear weapon.
UPDATE: Days later, still waiting. All this time and not one piece of debris plucked from the ocean. The stuff the Chinese spotted via their satellites has been passed by with no comment, so that was just floating junk. Now they’re searching some 600 – 700 miles farther on, the seas are calm, but still no news. Why not? No doubt because that stuff is just more junk. My money is still on that jet landing in Pakistan or Afghanistan.
Each day I check the news for something, anything new, about that missing Malaysian jetliner, and the news is just fading away. When the Malaysians announced that they were certain it had crashed in the Indian Ocean, that seemed to satisfy the media and they’ve moved on to other stories. The Chinese, however, are as dissatisfied as I am over Malaysia’s claim and are demanding to see all the evidence that Malaysia has.
Large pieces of some sort of debris were spotted in the Indian Ocean by surveillance satellites. When we look at anything on this planet via satellite we can determine within a few feet exactly where it is. We can get instant GPS coordinates. So I would like to know why, of all that junk they spotted in the water, that not one single piece has been reported on as having been found even though dozens of ships went to the spots where they were? That makes no sense at all unless none of it was debris from the airplane and they know more than they want to tell. Because if any of that stuff HAD been from the airplane it would have been announced immediately.
In other words, I don’t believe that none of the searchers found any of those pieces spotted by satellite. They had to have found at least a few.
An airplane that size with so many people on board carries a huge amount of luggage and a lot of that luggage floats. Wing sections float. All the seat cushions float. Bodies float. There’s an oil slick and a fuel slick. When jets crash into the ocean, there’s a huge debris field, stuff is everywhere. Yet there’s no debris field.
Where’s the airplane?
Because Dead Pres. Nixon “opened” China to western commerce, an act which I and many others considered insane at the time, China did exactly as we expected them to. The new prosperity we gave to China resulted in many things, the decline of our own manufacturing centers along with the loss of millions of jobs, the collapse of our economy and the huge advance of the Chinese economy. By moving so much of our manufacturing over there and selling the Chinese so much of our advanced technology, they now have succeeded in building a superfast intercontinental ballistic missile that travels at 10 times the speed of sound and can maneuver in flight, and is intended solely to zip past our defenses and blow us to Hell and gone.
After all, once our economy is totally wrecked, what further use are we to them except a good place to put a lot of excess population after they kill us all off?
In about 6 days, maybe sooner. Leaving in the morning for a trip to Arizona. Have fun while I’m gone, stay out of trouble, don’t forget to do your homework and keep the place clean until I get back, okay?
Every once in awhile, a discovery is made that has to make politics take a back seat, at least for a day.
Back in 2005, 8 years ago, paleontologists discovered SOFT TISSUE inside a fossilized bone of a 68 million year old T. Rex dinosaur. No one believed that this could possibly be actual dinosaur flesh, and it was assumed that it was something else that had gotten inside the bone recently.
Not so. It really is 68,000,000 year old meat, still soft and pliable. It turns out that the iron in our blood is capable of preserving our flesh virtually forever. I never thought of iron as a preservative and neither did these scientists, but a little research has shown that it is in fact an excellent preservative of organic tissue.
After this discovery, “the researchers also analyzed other fossils for the presence of soft tissue, and found it was present in about half of their samples going back to the Jurassic Period, which lasted from 145.5 million to 199.6 million years ago.” Soft tissue still preserved after 200 million years!!!
DNA appears to be present in this iron-rich tissue, though none has been actually extracted as of this date. But you know, sooner or later it will be, and we know what will come next. Ostriches will be laying “special” eggs that hatch out as baby dinosaurs. It’s not going to be much longer now before modern elephants are giving birth to wooly mammoths and mastodons, and there are other projects in the works to bring back other extinct species.
There’s fortunes to be made in re-creating these ancient animals, ala Jurassic Park, besides all those curious scientists who want to learn more about these bygone creatures. What better way to find their answers than to study the behavior of actual, living specimens?
200 million year old dinosaur meat. Wow!
They have a big problem over in not-so-jolly-anymore Engand, with the sexual entrapment and trafficking of white girls by Muslims. Most of those evil fuckers are from Pakistan, and their specialty is forcing young white girls to become whores. Paki pimping has been going on for years now, and the Brits have been screaming like hell for their government to shut the immigration of Pakis off and start protecting young British women.
The lily-livered upper class that comprises the shitbirds who get elected over there, caved in years ago in cowering fear when the Muslims started setting off bombs in the Tube and making lots of threats. Rather than counter-attack and stop that crap at the very start, they appeased the Muslims because they wanted the cheap labor to keep making them rich. They still do, but maybe too much of the profit has gone out of the game and the Muslim threat is starting to hit too close to home, perhaps?
Brothers Gulfraz Banaris, 20, and Ifaraz Banaris, 25, from Wood End, and Izthkhab Banaris, 24, Isa Iqbal, 21, and Ismail Iqbal, 20, Ricardo Hinkson, 23, from Radford, Amir Mahmood, 27, and Tasveer Hussain, 30, Saleem Hussain, 30, from, Coventry, and Khezer Hussain, 25, were all charged with varying offenses including rape, sexual assault, sexual exploitation and conspiracy to traffic. Paki Immigrants are the worst criminal offenders in the UK.
The latest round of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, so-called, that have been stalled for five years, are to resume in three more days, so to make clear what the Palestinians can expect as the outcome of them, Israel’s housing minister on Sunday gave final approval to build nearly 1,200 apartments in Jewish settlements, including about 800 new apartments for Jews in East Jerusalem.
The Palestinians want to establish a state in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem, captured by Israel in 1967. Israel has built dozens of settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem that are now home to some 560,000 Israelis, and with the new apartments, there will be a lot more Israelis. In addition, 394 apartments are to be built in several large West Bank settlements, including Maaleh Adumim, Efrat and Ariel. The latter sits in the heart of the West Bank, and its expansion could be particularly problematic for negotiators trying to carve out a viable Palestinian state.
There will never be a Palestinian state carved out of Israel unless they settle for the tiny little Gaza Strip. Israel clearly plans on taking over the rest of the area. Rocket launchings and terror attacks are no longer directed at Israel from the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip has been badly beaten up for their attacks. If Israel were to declare open war on the Gaza Strip, they could flatten the whole place, and the only reason they haven’t done so already is to keep peace with the kissers of Arab ass in our own government. The Israelis need our military technology. These “peace talks” are lip service to those same ass kissers.
The way our world leaders lie, connive and pretend with each other, makes me wonder if the human race will ever grow up and find that the open truth ultimately is the best way. Nah….
Police and pastors call for calm, says this headline. That’s because the racist leaders of the racist blacks are using Taliban tactics of fear, threatening to do great harm to society if George Zimmerman is found Not Guilty of a crime he didn’t commit anyway.
Hell, I don’t want calm after he’s acquitted, I want to see every last racist black person in America rise up in mighty wrath and take to the streets, smashing and looting, burning and killing, and let’s not forget looting again, since that’s mostly what they do when they riot, besides smashing store windows. Well, directly after smashing windows.
Then, after the streets are fire-hosed clean of all the blood and body parts, let’s see just how many of those fucking racists are left. During the riots, Obama will attempt to force states to deploy their National Guard troops against those trying to defend themselves from the mayhem, and that just may be enough, finally, to get him booted from office.
The riots will be very much like Muslims act, with the non-racist blacks hiding out rather than taking a chance on getting killed for speaking out. Terrorism is terrorism, whether it comes from racism or religion, and let’s not forget that many of those racist blacks are Black Muslims.
So yeah, fucken-A, let the blood flow. Let’s see what you 12% of our population can really do against the rest of us Armed And Ready citizens who love our country more than we do the color of our skin. I am totally burnt out on black racism and pretty much there with Mexican racism, too. Speaking of them, I notice that it’s mostly -but not all- tan colored Mexicans who act the most racist. Hell, I’m part Native American. Part Jew, too. So? I should hate those who aren’t?
All I can say to people of any color including pinkish-white is, if you don’t like the color of your skin, then go jump off a fucking cliff and stop whining about racial differences to the rest of us. The only person who really gives a shit what color your skin is, is you.
Headline: Secretary of State Kerry’s wife in critical condition.
So? Who gives a shit? I mean really. Kerry is a politician. Why should that make his wife better than anyone else’s dying wife? Especially when politicians are the scum of the scum anyway. If I knew them and were close to them, I’d care some, no doubt, but I don’t and I’m not and I couldn’t possibly care less. That puts me into the same category as pretty much 100% of the rest of humanity.
A fellow blogger, whom I only know from our communications between our blogs (not quite true, he was a huge help in getting my book published on Amazon) has informed me that his wife has passed away, and that saddens me. I care about this person because I’ve come to know him. Should it be in media headlines that his wife has passed? No. Neither should any lousy politician, when most of us would be thrilled to see them all drop dead anyway.
Sorry about all these sour grapes, but you know, when the media pumps out that sort of “news” without the slightest thought for all of us who’ve suffered personal loss, and that’s pretty much everyone over the age of 10, it just gripes me. They can at least wait until whoever it is has died, and then just publish their obituary on a back page and move on. Making a big deal out of the illness of some politician’s wife is an insult to all the rest of us who don’t know her, don’t care and have losses of our own that are of far more immediate concern. Leave us the hell alone with that stuff.
Yes, I’m still here, I’m waiting for something valid to happen, if it ever does, before going to the trouble of writing about it. Simply posting something to keep my few readers interested and coming back isn’t why this blog is here.
All the flap going on about the IRS and Eric Holder and so forth is a load of hot gas. Real news would be if this mess were laid at the feet of the one truly responsible, and that’s Brakk Obama. He’s in charge, Holder and the IRS are both under his thumb, he directs what they do and how they do it.
Semi-news would be if Holder were arrested and charged with his crimes as he should be, along with that lying weasel Stephen Miller, but these guys can commit Federal crimes and are allowed to get away with them simply by resigning their positions from which they committed their crimes.
News is when something right is actually done, when the guilty are actually brought to justice. All this yakking and blabbing and testifying isn’t news, it’s milksop for the masses, a distraction, and nothing more.
Some senators, siezing the political opportunity, are publicly pressuring Hussein O. to treat the remaining terrorist muslime as a prisoner of war, as he properly should be. So All Praises to the great Whoozis in the Sky, sometimes politicians can do the right thing when there’s advantage in it for their careers. Not often, though. Don’t get your hopes up.
BUT… because of this pressure to interrogate the guy, I do wonder when he’s going to unfortunately take a turn for the worse and die, because I know damn well he was in cahoots with Abdulrahman Ali Alharbi, the young Saudi student who was hurried back to Saudi Arabia, entirely because he was innocent of any wrongdoing, of course. Who do these clowns think they’re kidding? If he was an innocent bystander and a legitimate student, then why was he abruptly declared cleared of involvement and hustled out of here?
What a bunch of liars we have running our country! I almost wish there really was a Hell, just to have the satisfaction of knowing they’d all burn forever, but no such luck. Dammit!
Justice is something that happens only occasionally, to the few. Most of us just get screwed over on a continual daily basis to the point we become almost inured to it. It’s rare times when we, or the world, does see justice become etched in the stone of history, like when Benito Mussolini was torn to pieces by an angry mob of Italians, when Germany was split into four parts and the Russians got a big part, and made life miserable for the Krauts, or when two nukes were dropped on Japan and they endured a fine taste of the horrible suffering they’d inflicted on so many other innocent people. The good part of that one is that the radiation continued to kill and maim them for years. Sometimes evil really does get it’s just rewards, though the Germans should still be suffering for the millions upon millions of people that died horribly at their hands.
That this young muslime is suffering now in a hospital from his wounds is a good thing. It’s justice. No amount of suffering on his part will ever equal the suffering he inflicted on so many others, and it’s a shame we don’t allow torturing of assholes the way they do among others like him, because it would be a good thing to get him all healthy and then torture him nearly to death, rinse and repeat, for 50 years.
If he’s not assassinated by some NSA type on Obama’s order, he’s likely to have a life of imprisonment and at least some level of constant misery, and he can pray to his imaginary Whoozis all he likes, it won’t get him free. Considering that he did try hard to escape, means that he wanted to stay free, so at least we can deprive him of that. Small justice is better than none.
Sunday eulogy: Dianne Feinstein, Rest In Peace. Even though you competed with Barney Frank for Most Incredible Asshole Ever In Politics, now that you’re dead I have to give you credit for at least not being the ugliest of all the nasty old hags who’ve ever been in Washington, though you sure came close.
Nothing you ever had to say was worth saying and in fact, if you’d kept your mouth shut throughout your life, America would be a helluva lot better off for it than it is now.
But now that you’re dead and rotting in the ground… wait a sec….. What’s that? She’s not dead yet? DAMMIT!
CNN is probably the most dishonest news reporter in all the world media. I give Al Jazeera far more credit for honest and unbiased reporting than CNN, so their latest article on our oil production, taken from the latests International Energy Agency (IEA) report, leaves a lot of room for doubt. They report that our oil production will exceed that of Saudi Arabia by 2020 and we will be energy independent by 2030. They also say that we only import 20% of our oil needs now.
On a side note, if you type in News in the Google search box, CNN comes up second after Google News like it always has, but now FOX comes up third. It used to come up about eighth. Still not reflecting reality there, Google, but you’re getting a little better. Google is slanted toward Liberal, remember that when you search for stuff.
Reuters has it a little different with their article on the same IEA report, saying that we will outstrip Saudi Arabia by 2017. That’s a 3 year difference coming from the same report. See what I mean about CNN? “The IEA said it saw a continued fall in U.S. oil imports with North America becoming a net oil exporter by around 2030 and the United States becoming almost self-sufficient in energy by 2035.”
What? CNN says we become energy independent by 2030. Five years sooner. Downplay Saudi Arabia, exaggerate the prediction of our energy independence.
The “news” isn’t news anymore. Facts and events are re-told to reflect the way those who control our media want us to think. Important events are often skipped over, hushed up, downplayed or twisted out of recognition, and if you want to know the truth of many things it would be necessary for you to have been there as they happened.
Henry David Thoreau once said something to the effect of “If you’ve read one newspaper, you’ve read them all”, meaning that people and Nature keep doing the same things over and over, so why keep reading about it? He could have added to that, “Why keep reading the repetitive lies” as well.
As far as whose oil supplies are growing or decreasing and which costs are doing likewise, I’ll take a pass on the IEA projections and leave that stuff for stock market speculators. We’ll find the real truth at the gas pumps and marketplaces, not in our media outlets.
At a meeting of the UN’s General Assembly (Where else? It’s THE forum for attacking the U.S.) North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Pak Kil Yon said that our “hostile” policy has left the Korean peninsula a spark away from a nuclear war. He went on to rant that “the Koreas have become “the world’s most dangerous hotspot” and pledged to use the North’s “mighty” military deterrent against any “reckless provocations.”
I’d argue that Iran is the world’s most dangerous hotspot, but the real point that this yoyo is making is that North Korea is an ally of Iran and in fact has supplied a lot of nuclear bomb making technology and equipment to them. They’re threatening to nuke South Korea if we war against Iran, without putting it in so many words.
The only way they would attack South Korea with even conventional means would be if they were assured that we wouldn’t come to South Korea’s aid, and they know full well that if they actually used a nuke on South Korea, they’d be cremated in return.
So why, really, for the extreme rhetoric? That would only come if they feel an attack on Iran is imminent and they want to put additional pressure on us to scare us off. It’s hard to look at all the different signals and come up with a confident forecast, but apparently the North Koreans and Iran are expecting an attack prior to the election. I still think Netanyahu will hold off until after, and it’s becoming a game trying to figure it out. Sometimes I’d sure like to be a fly on a few walls.