Tuesday, 31 January 2017

What Pisses Me Off About President Trump's "Muslim Ban" - Stefan Molyneux


President Donald Trump’s recent immigration related executive orders temporarily ban visitors from Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Libya, and Sudan from entering the United States without “extreme vetting” and stop the intake refugees from these countries for at least 30 days. Is this a "Muslim Ban" as is being reported - or is the mainstream media lying to you once again?



An excellent Must See/Hear assessment. While I don't necessarily agree with everything Molyneux says on certain topics, and don't like aspects of his delivery style, what he says here is accurate and exposes the bankrupt position of those protesting against the temporary ban.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 31st, 2017.]

The Truth About Trump's 'Muslim Ban'


It's not a Muslim ban, you virtue signalling morons.



Related:

Donald Trump MUSLIM BAN Demystified In 6 Minutes! - David Seaman


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 31st, 2017.]

Obama Administration Saw War Zone Countries as Terrorist Threats in 2015 - Immigration Ban



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 31st, 2017.]

Obama Gave 221 Million Dollars in Bribe Money to Abbas - Ry




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 31st, 2017.]

Trump Will Defer to Mattis on Torture Ban


In comments that signal a shift away from his talk earlier this week over the US resuming the use of torture on detainees, President Trump today confirmed in comments during a joint conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May, saying he is leaving the torture question up to Defense Secretary James Mattis.

Mattis has made clear his opposition to torture, and his belief that it isn’t effective, and despite Trump once again today insisting he believes torture works, he will defer to Mattis, and Trump says he expects Mattis to keep the ban in place.

This makes the entire discussion over the week about torture, with Trump insisting top intelligence chiefs had assured him torture was a great way to extract information, pretty pointless, as both Mattis and CIA Director Mike Pompeo had made clear their opposition to the practice, and Trump apparently did not intend to overrule them.
http://news.antiwar.com/2017/01/27/trump-will-defer-to-mattis-on-torture-ban/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 31st, 2017.]

Trump Signs Order to Massively Repeal Bureaucratic Regulations




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 31st, 2017.]

Trump's 1st Weekly Address




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 31st, 2017.]

ADL Attacks President Trump for Remembering ALL Victims of the Holocaust


Anti-Defamation League Chief Jonathan Greenblatt attacked Donald Trump's statement Friday on Holocaust Memorial Day because he honored all "innocent people" who suffered and died.

Greenblatt wrote on twitter: "@WhiteHouse statement on #HolocaustMemorialDay, misses that it was six million Jews who perished, not just 'innocent people.' Puzzling and troubling @WhiteHouse #HolocaustMemorialDay [statement] has no mention of Jews. GOP and Dem. presidents have done so in the past."


The ADL under Greenblatt relentlessly attacked Trump during the presidential race, including by saying his use of the term "America first" is antisemitic. 
http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=56189

I recommend reading the comments section to this article at the link. It points out the wrongful nature of the ADL's criticism.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 31st, 2017.]

Australian Crop Losses Due to Wet and Cold, Temps Drop Scientists Terminated for Speaking Up


Australian crop losses mount from cold and wet conditions across the agricultural belt. Although the BOM head meteorologists had forecast never ending drought. Which has turned out to be the opposite with record floods across the country this year. Additionally new ACORN data sets show Australia has remained the same temperature as 1920.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 31st, 2017.]

Monday, 30 January 2017

Syria: Undeclared US-NATO War of Aggression, Using Al Qaeda Terrorism as An Instrument of Death and Destruction - Michel Chossudovsky


The following eight concepts are intended to clarify the nature of the war on Syria. 

It was never “a civil war”. It was an undeclared  war of aggression using Al Qaeda affiliated terrorists as the foot-soldiers of US-NATO and their Middle East allies.  

From day one, terrorists were involved in the killing of civilians. 

It started in Daraa as an insurgency integrated by Salafist mercenaries. 

Most of what is presented below is backed up by mainstream and official sources of information.  

1. The Daraa “Protest Movement” on March 17-18 2011


Daraa is a small border town.  National protest movements are invariably initiated in large urban areas.

The Daraa “Protests” had all the appearances of a staged event involving covert support to “Islamic terrorists”.

Government sources pointed to the role of radical Salafist groups.  In chorus, the Western media described the events in Daraa as a protest movement against Bashar Al Assad. Tacitly acknowledged by the media, many of the alleged “demonstrators” were professional killers.

In a bitter irony, the deaths of policemen were higher than those of “demonstrators”. It was not a protest movement, it was an armed insurgency.

In Daraa, roof top snipers were targeting both police and protesters  
Reading between the lines of Israeli and Lebanese news reports (which acknowledge the police deaths) a clearer picture of what happened in Daraa on March 17-18 had emerged. The Israel National News Report (which can not be accused of being biased in favor of Bashar al Assad) confirmed that:
“Seven police officers and at least four demonstrators in Syria have been killed in continuing violent clashes that erupted in the southern town of Daraa last Thursday. … and the Baath Party Headquarters and courthouse were torched, in renewed violence on Sunday. (Gavriel Queenann, Syria: Seven Police Killed, Buildings Torched in Protests, Israel National News, Arutz Sheva, March 21, 2011, emphasis added)
The Lebanese news report also acknowledged the killings of seven policemen in Daraa.
[They were killed] “during clashes between the security forces and protesters… They got killed trying to drive away protesters during demonstration in Dara’a” 
The Lebanese Ya Libnan report quoting Al Jazeera also acknowledged that protesters had “burned the headquarters of the Baath Party and the court house in Dara’a” (emphasis added)
These news reports of the events in Daraa confirmed that from the very outset this was not a “peaceful protest” as claimed by the Western media.

Moreover, from an assessment of the initial casualty figures (Israel News), there were more policemen than “demonstrators” who were killed.

This is significant because it suggests that the police force may have initially been outnumbered by a well organized armed gang of professional killers.

2. Recruitment and Training of Terrorists From the Very Outset in 2011

From Day One, the Islamist “freedom fighters” were supported, trained and equipped by NATO and Turkey’s High Command. According to Israeli intelligence sources:
NATO headquarters in Brussels and the Turkish high command are meanwhile drawing up plans for their first military step in Syria, which is to arm the rebels with weapons for combating the tanks and helicopters spearheading the Assad regime’s crackdown on dissent. … NATO strategists are thinking more in terms of pouring large quantities of anti-tank and anti-air rockets, mortars and heavy machine guns into the protest centers for beating back the government armored forces. (DEBKAfile, NATO to give rebels anti-tank weapons, August 14, 2011)
This initiative, which was also supported by Saudi Arabia and Qatar, involved a process of organized recruitment of thousands of jihadist “freedom fighters”, reminiscent of  the enlistment of  Mujahideen to wage the CIA’s jihad (holy war) in the heyday of the Soviet-Afghan war:
Also discussed in Brussels and Ankara, our sources report, is a campaign to enlist thousands of Muslim volunteers in Middle East countries and the Muslim world to fight alongside the Syrian rebels. The Turkish army would house these volunteers, train them and secure their passage into Syria. (Ibid, emphasis added)
These mercenaries were subsequently integrated into US and allied sponsored terrorist organizations including Al Nusrah and ISIS.

3. June 2014. The Staged ISIS “Invasion” of Iraq

The Islamic State is protected by the US and its allies.
If they had wanted to eliminate the Islamic State brigades, they could have “carpet” bombed their convoys of Toyota pickup trucks when they crossed the desert from Syria into Iraq in June 2014.

4. September 2014. Obama’s “Counter-Terrorism Campaign”. US-NATO and Coalition “Humanitarian” Airstrikes “Directed against ISIS”

In September 2014, Obama ordered a “counter-terrorism” bombing campaign against the ISIS in both Syria and Iraq.  This major bombing campaign was initiated two months months after the entry of the ISIS convoy of Toyota pickup trucks into Iraq in June 2014. The bombing campaign has now entered into its third year. Its objective was NOT to go after the Islamic State (ISIS-Daesh). The coalition consisted of some 4o countries five allied Arab monarchies, which are known to provide support to both ISIS and al Qaeda.  The “40-nation coalition that unleashed more than 200 airstrikes in Syria on a single night with state-of-the-art U.S. fighter planes and help from five allied Arab monarchies” Among the advanced weapons system allegedly used against the ISIS was the F-22 Raptor.
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7. U.S. Weapons to Al Qaeda and ISIS 

According to Jane’s Defence Weekly, quoting documents released by the U.S. Government’s Federal Business Opportunities (FBO), the US –as part of its “counterterrorism campaign”– has provided Syrian rebels [aka moderate Al Qaeda] with large amounts of weapons and ammunition.


The US and its allies (including Turkey and Saudi Arabia) have relied on the illicit trade in light weaponry produced in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, China, etc. for delivery to rebel groups inside Syria, including ISIS-Daesh and Al Nusra. In turn, operating out of the occupied Golan Heights, Israel’s IDF has provided weapons, ammunition, logistical support to Al Qaeda rebels operating in Southern Syria.

While Washington’s Middle East allies undertake shady transactions in a buoyant market for light weapons, a significant part of these illicit weapons shipments is nonetheless directly commissioned by the US government.

These shipments of weapons are not conducted through internationally approved weapons transfers. While they are the result of  a Pentagon (or US government) procurement, they are not recorded as “official” military aid. They use private traders and shipping companies within the realm of a thriving illicit trade in light weapons.

Based on the examination of a single December 2015 Pentagon sponsored shipment of more than 990 tons, one can reasonably conclude that the amounts of light weapons in the hands of  ”opposition” rebels inside Syria is substantial and exceedingly large.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/syria-undeclared-us-nato-war-of-aggression-using-al-qaeda-terrorism-as-an-instrument-of-death-and-destruction/5571339

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2017.]

Russian Mercenaries In Syria And Around The World




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2017.]

The Media Is Now The Political Opposition - Paul Craig Roberts


Bannon is correct that the US media—indeed, the entire Western print and TV media—is nothing but a propaganda machine for the ruling elite. The presstitutes are devoid of integrity, moral conscience, and respect for truth. https://www.rt.com/usa/375271-bannon-trump-media-cnn/ Read the comments in which morons define freedom of the press as the freedom to lie to the public.

Who else but the despicable Western media justified the enormous war crimes committed against millions of peoples by the Clinton, Bush, and Obama regimes in nine countries—Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Yemen, Syria, Somalia, Palestine, and the Russian areas of Ukraine?

Who else but the despicable Western media justified the domestic police states that have been erected in the Western world in the name of the “war on terror”?

Along with the war criminals that comprised the Clinton, Bush, and Obama regimes, the Western media should be tried for their complicity in the massive crimes against humanity.

The Western media’s effort to sustain the high level of tension between the West and Russia is a danger to all mankind, a direct threat to life on earth. Gorbachev’s warnings are correct. http://time.com/4645442/gorbachev-putin-trump/?xid=time_socialflow_facebook Yet presstitutes declare that if Trump lifts the sanctions it proves that Trump is a Russian agent. It is paradoxical that the Democrats and the liberal-progressive-left are mobilizing the anti-war movement to oppose Trump’s anti-war policy!

By refusing to acknowledge and to apologize for its lies, euphemistically called “fake news,” the Western media has failed humanity in a number of other ways. For example, by consciously telling lies, the media has legitimized the suborning of perjury and false testimony used to convict innocent defendants (such as Walter McMillian in Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy) in America’s “justice” system, which has about the same relation to justice as genocide has to mercy. If the media can lie about world events, police and prosecutors can lie about crimes.

By taking the role of the political opposition to Trump, the media has discredited itself as an honest critic on topics where Trump needs criticism, such as the environment and his tolerance of oppressive methods used by police. The presstitutes have ended all chance of improving Trump’s performance with reports and criticism.

Trump needs moderating on the environment, on the police, and on the war on terror. Trump needs to understand that “the Muslim threat” is a hoax created by the neoconservatives and the military/security complex with the complicity of the presstitutes to serve the hegemony agenda and the budget and power of the CIA, Pentagon, and military industries. If the US stops bombing and slaughtering Muslims and training and equiping forces to overthrow non-compliant Muslim governments such as Syria, Iraq, and Libya, “the Muslim threat” will disappear.

Maybe Trump will add to his agenda breaking into hundreds of pieces the six mega-media companies that own 90% of the US media and selling the pieces to seperate independent owners who have no connection to the ruling elites. Then America would again have a media that can constrain the government with truth rather than use lies to act for or against the government.

This version reported by King World News has some delicious words from past journalists about how their only job is to lie for the rich: http://kingworldnews.com/paul-craig-roberts-an-ominous-warning-for-what-promises-to-be-a-very-dangerous-year/
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/01/27/media-now-political-opposition/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2017.]

Kiriakou "CIA Leaders Are Geopolitical Players Who Retire Young & Work For Defence Contractors."




Kiriakou was offended by Trump's staged appearance at the CIA headquarters. No offence to John Kiriakou, but the CIA has a heinous record when it comes to coups, assassinations, narco trading, terrorist sponsorship and other crimes. Kiriakou's credibility comes from his confirmation of CIA torture for which he was imprisoned.

To his credit Kiriakou does outline the fact that those in the CIA are part of the military industrial complex - and their leaders are in the game for geopolitical and monetary interests.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2017.]

‘Largest Humanitarian Crisis in World:’ 18 Million Yemeni Civilians in Need of Assistance


The United Nation's aid chief has warned that Yemen is facing the risk of all-out famine this year..
Warning, you may find the images in the follwing reports disturbing.



The story points out that the West continues to send weapons regardless of the humanitarian situation caused by Saudi Arabia.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2017.]

I Have Been Suspended From Twitter #FreeSargon


I have no idea why and no reason has been given so far.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2017.]

Keiser Report (E1025): US Hgemony Facing New Challenges


In this episode of the Keiser Report from Miami, Max and Stacy discuss Jack Ma’s statements at Davos about the U.S. wasting trillions on wars and asking where all the money went that U.S. multinationals made from outsourcing manufacturing. In the second half Max continues his interview with crypto entrepreneur Charlie Shrem about bitcoin, blockchain and crypto.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2017.]

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Trump’s First Big Mistake – Justin Raimondo


It’s not too late for this nonsense to be stopped.

The text of a draft executive order on “Protecting the Nation From Terrorist Attacks From Foreign Nationals,” expected to be signed by President Trump, which deals primarily with excluding citizens of selected countries from entering the United States, includes what may be the biggest mistake the newly elected President will ever make:

“Sec. 6. Establishment of Safe Zones to Protect Vulnerable Syrian Populations. Pursuant to the cessation of refugee processing for Syrian nationals, the Secretary of State, in conjunction with the Secretary of Defense, is directed within 90 days of the date of this order to produce a plan to provide safe areas in Syria and in the surrounding region in which Syrian nationals displaced from their homeland can await firm settlement, such as repatriation or potential third-country resettlement.”

As of this writing, such an order has not been signed by the President, but Trump told reporters “I’ll absolutely do safe zones in Syria for the people.”

This idea is a disaster waiting to happen, and could augur the unraveling of the President’s “America First” foreign policy, which supposedly abjures regime change operations in the Middle East and elsewhere. In 2013 testimony submitted to Congress by then chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey, the reality of what this would have to mean was outlined:

“Thousands of U.S. ground forces would be needed, even if positioned outside Syria, to support those physically defending the zones. A limited no-fly zone coupled with US ground forces would push the costs over one billion dollars per month.”

John Kerry, citing Department of Defense estimates, testified that “safe zones” would require up to 30,000 troops on the ground.

This wacky idea is something Trump floated during the campaign, when he averred that he would create a “big beautiful safe zone” in war-torn Syria. Vice President Pence also endorsed the idea in his debate with Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine. And the neoconservative faction of the GOP – which bitterly opposed Trump during the campaign, and continues to do so to this day – issued one of their frequent “open letters” demanding the establishment of a safe zone in conjunction with increased support for the “moderate” Islamist rebel campaign to overthrow the regime of Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad.

A viable space for such a zone is the area currently controlled by the Islamist rebels: the towns of Jarablus and Azaz and surrounding area, next to the Turkish border. Establishing a “safe zone” here would, in effect, carve out a mini-state under the control of Islamists, most of whom are indistinguishable from al-Qaeda and ISIS.
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And of course this plan would run into opposition from the Syrian government, which is presently fighting the rebels in conjunction with their Russian allies. It would only be a matter of time before US troops and Syrian forces collided. The Russians, for their part, are already signaling their displeasure, and it is bound to interfere with the Trump administration’s stated desire for a rapprochement with Moscow.
http://mycatbirdseat.com/2017/01/96115-trumps-first-big-mistake-justin-raimondo/

The Russians will need to argue and make a deal with Trump in order to stop such an action. If the US and Russia team up to knock out ISIS, and cut off outside support from countries like Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Qatar, then there will no need for any safe zones.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2017.]

Syrian War Report – January 27, 2017: 2,600 Militants Laid Arms In Wadi Barada




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2017.]

No, Torture Doesn’t “Work”


Donald Trump said in a new interview that torture “works”.

But the Guardian notes:
On Wednesday, Steve Kleinman, a retired air force colonel and senior adviser to the FBI-led team that interrogates terrorist suspects warned that weakening US prohibitions against torture was dangerous and ignorant. 
A lot of these people who weigh in heavily on interrogation have no idea how little they know, [and do so] because of what they see on television,” said Kleinman, chairman of the research advisory committee to the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG). 
“There is, at best, anecdotal evidence to support torture,” said Kleinman, who emphasized that he was not speaking for the HIG. 
“There is, on the other hand, a robust body of scientific literature and field testing that demonstrates the efficacy of a relationship-based, rapport-based, cognitive-based approach to interrogation, as well as a robust literature that would suggest torture immediately undermines a source’s ability to be a reliable reporter of information: memory is undermined, judgment is undermined, decision-making is undermined, time-references are undermined. And this is only from a purely operational perspective; we can’t take the morality out of strategy.”
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McCain referenced explicit guarantees from Pompeo and Mattis during their Senate confirmation proceedings to follow the interrogations law and the army field manual. “I am confident these leaders will be true to their word,” McCain said.

The former CIA head Leon Panetta, who gave the orders to close the agency’s black sites told the BBC that it would be a “mistake” to reintroduce enhanced interrogation techniques and “damaging” to the reputation of the US. Panetta said torture was violation of the US values and the constitution.
Indeed, all of the top interrogation experts agree that  torture DOESN’T work.
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2017/01/no-president-trump-torture-not-effective.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2017.]

Hillary Clinton Did NOT Win Popular Vote... She Stole It - Electoral College Should NOT Be Abolished



REPORT: THREE MILLION VOTES IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAST BY ILLEGAL ALIENS Trump may have won popular vote

TRUMP: I WON POPULAR VOTE IF ILLEGAL VOTERS EXCLUDED

..."Donald Trump's new explanation for losing the popular vote? A Twitter-born conspiracy theory."
There are many more, too many to put here. Most follow the same theme: Trump foolishly followed the faulty analysis of Gregg Phillips of True The Vote, an online anti-voter-fraud site and app. Phillips estimates that illegals cast three million votes in the 2016 election. He's wrong, say the media. Heck, even the liberal fact-checking site FactCheck.org says so...
But there is evidence to back Trump's claims. A 2014 study in the online Electoral Studies Journal shows that in the 2008 and 2010 elections, illegal immigrant votes were in fact quite high...
Specifically, the authors say that illegals may have cast as many as 2.8 million votes in 2008 and 2010. That's a lot of votes. And when you consider the population of illegal inhabitants has only grown since then, it's not unreasonable to suppose that their vote has, too.

More:

http://trumpisright.blogspot.com/2016/12/trump-is-right-millions-of-illegals.html

FORMER ICE AGENT BOLSTERS TRUMP’S CLAIM ABOUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS VOTING IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Randy DeSoto for Western Journalism reports, A former Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent bolstered President-elect Donald Trump’s claim that large numbers of illegal immigrants likely voted in this year’s election. On Sunday, Trump tweeted in response to those holding up defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton’s lead of more than 2 million in the popular vote.


Proof Of Huge Democrat Election Fraud – Mail Returned, Votes Still Cast

Stan Vaughan was a candidate in Nevada’s assembly district 15, who has huge proof of fraud in his district. It’s the Democrat kind that involves falsified, non-existent voters who somehow still managed to cast votes. In 9,200 instances, the persons supposedly registered to vote don’t live at the address provided, as verified by Mr. Vaughan’s clever idea to send an individual piece of mail to registrations in which he had reasons to question their validity. Las Vegas, and the State of Nevada, at a minimum have a huge problem but it’s likely much larger than that. 

More:

http://trumpisright.blogspot.com/2016/12/proof-of-huge-democrat-election-fraud.html

BACKFIRE! MICHIGAN RECOUNT SHOWING VOTER FRAUD AFTER ALL… FOR HILLARY

Now it is being reported out of Michigan that recounts actually show that in 392 out of 662 precincts that overwhelmingly favored Hillary — a whopping 59 percent — the number of ballots counted do not match what’s on the books.

More:

http://trumpisright.blogspot.com/2016/12/backfire-michigan-recount-showing-voter.html

REVEALED: Michigan Recount Uncovers Serious Voter Fraud in Detroit- VOTES COUNTED UP TO 6 TIMES

VOTE FRAUD IN MICHIGAN FAVORED HILLARY CLINTON, NOT TRUMP



CALIFORNIA POLL WORKER CLAIMS MASSIVE VOTER IRREGULARITIES DURING 2016 ELECTION. NO ONE WILL LISTEN



Why do we have the Electoral College? Check out the first link below, skip to 15:40 in the first video below and watch the second video below to find out. At 24:23 in the first video the radio host and a caller make a great case as to why Hillary did not win the popular vote. These arguments are expanded upon in the other videos.

THESE NUMBERS SHOULD SHUT UP LIBERALS ABOUT THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE ONCE AND FOR ALL








Limbaugh Predicts MILLIONS Of Illegal Aliens Will Be Found To Have Voted



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2017.]

Trump Calls for Major Investigation of Voter Fraud, #1453




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2017.]

The Demise of the Left — Paul Craig Roberts


On several occasions I have asked in my columns the rhetorical question: What became of the left? Today I answer my question.

The answer is that the European and American left, which traditionally stood for the working class and peace (bread and peace) no longer exists. The cause championed by those who pretend to be the “left” of today is identity politics. The “left” no longer champions the working class, which the “left” dismisses as “Trump deplorables,” consisting of “racist, misogynist, homophobic, gun nuts.” Instead,the “left” champions alleged victimized and marginalized groups—blacks, homosexuals, women and the transgendered. Tranny bathrooms, a cause unlikely to mobilize many Americans, are more important to the “left” than the working class

All white-skinned peoples except leftists, including apparently victimized women, are racist by definition. Racism and victimization are the explanations of everything, all of history, all institutions, even the US Constitution. This program of the left cuts the left off from the working class, who have been abandoned by both political parties, and has terminated the left’s connection to the people.

The collapse of the left as an effective and real political force followed the Soviet collapse. The underclass had resisted their exploitation before the publication of Karl Marx’s Das Kapital in 1867. But Marx raised the exploitation of labor to a fighting cause on whose side was History. The Bolshevik Revolution in Russia seemed to validate Marx with its overthrow of the existing order and proclamation of Soviet Communism.

Soviet practices deflated left-wing hopes and expectations, but nevertheless an alternative system which continued to speak against capitalist exploitation existed. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, neoconservatives and neoliberals declared that History had chosen capitalism over the working class, and Marx’s prediction of the triumph of the working class had been proven wrong.

The Soviet collapse caused communist China and socialist India to change their economic policy and to open their economies to foreign capital. With no rival, capitalism no longer had to restrain itself and allow widespread access to the growth of income and wealth. Capitalists began collecting it all for themselves. Many studies have concluded that the productivity gains which formerly went mainly to the work force are now monopolized by the mega-rich.

One avenue to the concentration of income and wealth is the financialization of the economy (emphasized by Michael Hudson and by Marx in the third volume of Capital). The financial sector has been able to divert the discretionary income of the working class into interest and fees to banks (mortgages, car loans, credit card debt, student loans).

The other avenue is the offshoring of American jobs to which Donald Trump is strongly opposed. Here is what happened:

Wall Street told US manufacturers to move their production to China in order to increase profits from lower labor and regulatory costs, or Wall Street would finance takeovers of the companies, and the new owners would raise the firms’ profitability by moving production offshore. Large retailers, such as Walmart, ordered suppliers “to meet the Chinese price.”

When the jobs were in the US, most of the gains in productivity went to labor. Therefore, real median family incomes rose through time, and the consumer purchasing power this income growth provided drove the US economy to success for ever more people.

When the jobs were moved to Asia, the growth in real median US family incomes stopped and declined. The large excess supplies of labor and lower cost of living in Asia meant that Asian workers did not have to be paid in wages the value of their contribution to output. The difference between the US wage and Asian wage was large and went into corporate profits, thus driving up executives’ “performance bonuses” and capital gains (rising stock prices from higher profits) for shareholders. In my book, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism published in 2013, I was able to calculate that based on current information at that time, every 1,000 manufacturing jobs moved to China resulted in a labor cost saving for the US company of $32,000 per hour. These hourly savings did not translate into lower prices for US consumers of the offshored production. The labor cost savings translated directly into the incomes of the executives and shareholders.

Thus, jobs offshoring permitted the productivity gains to be monopolized by corporate owners and executives.

Instead of responding to Trump’s support of the working class and his actions in their behalf during the first week of his presidency—Trump’s termination of TPP and his demand to auto manufacturers to bring manufacturing back to America—the “left” has rallied around a victim group—illegal immigrants. The “left” even elevates non-US citizens above the US working class.

Trump was elected by the working class. If the left is defined historically as the champion of the working class, then Donald Trump is their champion and the “left” is their enemy.

Throughout the contest for the Republican presidential nomination and the contest for the presidency, the “left” was allied with the ruling establishment of mega-rich capitalist oligarchs and the warmonger military/security complex against Trump. As Trump’s presidency begins, it is the “left” that wants Trump impeached and delegitimized, precisely the goals of the war- mongers and the mega-rich and their presstitutes.

Even environmental groups, such as NRDC of which I am a member, have joined the identity politics against Trump. Rhea Suh, NRDC’s president, has just sent me an email in which she declares NRDC, supposedly a champion of wildlife and the environment, to be standing with women in the Women’s March on Washington against Trump “in defense of our most basic rights as women.” “Women matter,” Rhea declares, and proceeds to blame Trump for Flint Michigan’s polluted water.

I am convinced that it is a mistake for Trump to emphasize jobs at the expense of the environment. Whether or not global warming is a hoax, environmental destruction is not. It is real, and the working class, as in Flint, are suffering from it as well as from the offshoring of their jobs.

The Democratic Party died during the Clinton regime when Clinton allied with the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) founded in 1985 by Al From. I have often wondered who funded the DLC. It could just as well have been the Koch brothers as the DLC turned the Democratic Party into a second Republican Party.

The DLC convinced Democrats that the defeat of the presidential campaigns of George McGovern and Walter Mondale proved that economic populism is not politically viable. Democrats had to turn away from the left and embrace “mainstream values” and “market-based solutions.” The DLC was a big supporter of NAFTA. Reportedly, the DLC’s Will Marshall regarded pacifists and Iraq war protesters as anti-American and advised Democrats to keep their distance.

In short, the message was: compete with the Republicans for the big corporate and financial sector money. It certainly worked for the Clintons, but not for the Democratic Party.

As “market-based solutions” offshored US manufacturing jobs, the Democratic Party’s finances declined with union membership and power. Today Democrats and Republicans are dependent on the same interest groups for campaign funds. Thus ended the Democratic Party’s connection with the working class.

The question is: Can Trump stand for the working class when both political parties and the presstitute media, the think tanks, universities, environmental organizations, military/security complex, Wall Street, and courts stand against the working class?

Who is going to help Trump help the working class?
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/01/25/demise-left-paul-craig-roberts/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2017.]

Why Obama Did Not Pardon Clinton, SR 1446




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2017.]

How to Cut Infrastructure Costs in Half - Ellen Brown


Americans could save $1 trillion over 10 years by financing infrastructure through publicly-owned banks like the one that has long been operating in North Dakota.

President Donald Trump has promised to rebuild America’s airports, bridges, tunnels, roads and other infrastructure, something both Democrats and Republicans agree should be done. The country needs a full $3 trillion in infrastructure over the next decade. The $1 trillion plan revealed by Trump’s economic advisers relies heavily on public-private partnerships, and private equity firms are lining up for these plumbing investments. In the typical private equity water deal, for example, higher user rates help the firms earn annual returns of anywhere from 8 to 18 percent – more even than a regular for-profit water company might expect. But the price tag can come as a rude surprise for local ratepayers.

Private equity investment now generates an average return of about 11.8% annually on a 10-year basis. For infrastructure investment, those profits are made on tolls and fees paid by the public. Even at simple interest, that puts the cost to the public of financing $1 trillion in infrastructure projects at $1.18 trillion, more than doubling the cost. Cities often make these desperate deals because they are heavily in debt and the arrangement can give them cash up front. But as a 2008 Government Accountability Office report warned, “there is no ‘free’ money in public-private partnerships.” Local residents wind up picking up the tab.

There is a more cost-effective alternative. The conservative state of North Dakota is funding infrastructure through the state-owned Bank of North Dakota (BND) at 2% annually. In 2015, the North Dakota legislature established a BND Infrastructure Loan Fund program that made $50 million in funds available to communities with a population of less than 2,000, and $100 million available to communities with a population greater than 2,000. These loans have a 2% fixed interest rate and a term of up to 30 years. The proceeds can be used for the new construction of water and treatment plants, sewer and water lines, transportation infrastructure and other infrastructure needs to support new growth in a community.

If the Trump $1 trillion infrastructure plan were funded at 2% over 10 years, the interest tab would come to only $200 billion, nearly $1 trillion less than the $1.18 trillion expected by private equity investors. Not only could residents save $1 trillion over 10 years on tolls and fees, but they could save on taxes, since the interest would return to the government, which owned the bank. In effect, the loans would be nearly interest-free to the government.
https://ellenbrown.com/2017/01/26/how-to-cut-infrastructure-costs-in-half/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2017.]

2nd Summer Snowfall for New Zealand & Helicopter Downdraft to Dry Soggy Fruit


This is now the second "Rare" summer snowfall in New Zealand. The year has so far been below normal temperatures for several parts of the country, but the last out of season Antarctic low brought a foot of snow in the middle of summer. Apple shortages across the country and out of season rains have prompted farmers to hire helicopters to hover over the fields to dry fruit.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2017.]

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Returns From Syria: There Are No Moderate Rebels!


We’ve been saying Barack Obama backed the wrong fighters in Syria. Former Secretary of State John Kerry kept pushing that we needed to support the rebels because Syria’s president was killing his citizens.

Thanks for confirming what most us already knew Tulsi. Obama and his administration were liars, and the Syrian people are hurting after this campaign.

Some liberals won’t like this but Syrian President Assad is way better than ISIS, and his people know this. Additionally, liberals are angry Gabbard met with Assad, but I don’t remember hearing about “establishment outrage” when John McCain went to Syria to visit with the “moderate Syrian rebels” who turned out to be Al Qaeda.

Here is Gabbard speaking about her trip to Syria!



Thank you so much for taking the time to see for yourself what many of us have been saying from the beginning. This is not a civil war; it has never been. It is a terrorist occupation, and the US government has a great deal of responsibility for it.
http://waynedupree.com/rep-tulsi-gabbard-returns-from-syria-there-are-no-moderate-rebels-video/?utm_content=buffer7b53d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Notice the CNN stooge blames the Proxy War on Assad, plus the use of chemical weapons, which only the opposition groups have employed.

One must ask how it is that mainstream Middle East reporters continually misinform the public and report the opposite of what NUMEROUS independent witnesses describe. This cannot be down to mere incompetence.

While some people in Syria do support the sectarian ambitions of the extremists most people are against them, including other Sunni Muslims. Western journalists are almost certainly lying with their one sided portrayal of the conflict and are therefore complicit in supporting the Proxy War. If War Crimes trials are ever held, Western journalists should face prosecution for their role in facilitating what has happened.

Related:

B-Roll: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Returns From Syria with Renewed Calls: End Regime Change War in Syria Now


Here is the full CNN interview (the last minute was missing in the linked story)


The facts about the conflict come out every time an independent witness visits the war zone:

Syria: Nobel Peace Laureate Tells Her Account of What She Witnessed (July 2013)


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 28th, 2017.]

The Clinton-Silsby Trafficking Scandal And How The Media Attempted To Ignore/Cover It Up


Contrary to reports in the media, the crowd sourced investigation labeled by some as "Pizzagate" did not begin with internet sleuths digging through the Wikileaks Podesta Files releases looking for pizza parlors and encoded language discussing human trafficking. It began with the shocking discovery that Hillary and Bill Clinton provided assistance to convicted child trafficker, Laura Silsby, resulting in a reduced sentence for child trafficking.

Silsby was arrested at the Haitian border attempting to smuggle 33 children out of Haiti without documentation. Her sentence and charges were reduced after an intervention by Bill Clinton. In the aftermath of Silsby's arrest, her originally retained lawyer Jorge Puello was arrested in connection with an international smuggling ring accused of trafficking women and minors from Central America and Haiti. The revelation of this news in November was either ignored by the Western media or attacked by Clinton controlled publications.
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Hillary and Bill Clinton took an extraordinary interest in Silsby’s case from the moment she was arrested and almost immediately stepped in on her behalf. The Harvard Human Rights Journal stated that one of Bill Clinton's first acts as special envoy for the United Nations in Haiti "was to put out the fire of a child abduction scandal involving American citizens." On February 7th, 2010, The Sunday Times reported that Bill Clinton had intervened to strike a deal with the Haitian government, securing the release of all co-conspirators except for Silsby. Prosecutors ultimately sought a six-month sentence in Silsby's case, reducing charges for conspiracy and child abduction to mere "arranging irregular travel." A shockingly light penalty given the circumstances of her arrest, which would likely not have been possible but for the intervention of the Clintons in Silsby's case.

On February 9th, 2010 Hillary Clinton consulted with Counselor Cheryl Mills and other attorneys in an email discussing the U.S. Government's "options" regarding the arrested Americans. The heavily redacted memo attached to that email does not reveal what these "options" consisted of. However, the State Department's American Citizens Services is only authorized to offer lists of local, English speaking attorneys to Americans arrested or detained abroad. To go beyond that authorization is a severe violation of protocol and is illegal. Additional emails reveal that the State Department was concerning with making statements on the Silsby scandal and preparing to assist Silsby's co-conspirators with their return to the United States, although this is consistent with State Department protocol in these situations.

II. Silsby's Lawyer and His Wife Were Both Arrested For Involvement in Human Sex Trafficking of Minors and Women

On February 11th, the New York Times reported that Silsby's original lawyer, Jorge Puello, was suspected of leading an international human trafficking ring involving women and minors. According the the Harvard Human Rights Journal Puello was ultimately arrested in an investigation being lead by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in connection with the ring. He was wanted in the United States, El Salvador and Costa Rica for his involvement with a network trafficking Central Americans and Haitians.

At the time of his arrest, his wife was already imprisoned in El Salvador and “faced charges of presumed sexual exploitation of minors and women.” Puello was ultimately sentenced to three years in federal prison for "alien smuggling." Another surprisingly light sentence given the original charges he was sought for. It it not known at this time whether or not Laura Silsby was associated with Puello's criminal enterprise.

III. The Daily Beast Engaged in an Illicit Cover Up Operation of the Above Information

On November 3rd, 2016, this author made a post to Reddit containing preliminary research and information on the above story. The post was made to the pro-Trump subreddit r/the_donald due to the forum's reputation as the only outlet on Reddit where news was not being censored during the U.S. Presidential Election. The same day, Wikileaks tweeted a link to the Reddit post labeling it as a "significant, if partisan, find."

On November 4th, 2016 The Daily Beast wrote a non-factual and intentionally misleading article covering the Clinton-Silsby scandal. They accused Wikileaks of publicizing a "Reddit conspiracy theory" which was "riddled with incorrect information." The author, Ben Collins neglected to do basic research on the totality of the links presented in the post as evidence. Mr. Collins attacked the policies of r/the_donald towards freedom of speech and accused the forum of being racist without citing extensive or definitive proof. At no point did The Daily Beast provide proof that the allegations were not true, and did not disprove any of the evidence submitted. A link to an extensive study of the case by the Harvard Human Rights Journal which clearly linked Bill Clinton to the scandal was totally ignored. They similarly failed to acknowledge or address emails published by Wikileaks between Hillary Clinton and her legal counsel which may potentially indicate that she violated State Department policy for the treatment of U.S. citizens arrested or detained abroad.

The Daily Beast is a holding of American media conglomerate InterActiveCorp. Chelsea Clinton, Vice President of the Clinton Foundation and daughter of Hillary and Bill Clinton, sits on InterActiveCorp's Board of Directors. The proximity of the Clinton family to the organization responsible for oversight and direction of The Daily Beast raises questions about the publication's journalistic independence and their commitment to factual and ethical reporting on current events and topics of public interest. Given their slanderous and incorrect reporting on the Clinton-Silsby scandal, it seems clear that they do not hold these values in high regard.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-25/clinton-silsby-trafficking-scandal-and-how-media-attempted-ignorecover-it

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 28th, 2017.]

Trump Omnibus: Mexico City Policy, DAPL, DACA, Net Neutrality, Immigration Restrictions




Related:

Trump Omnibus 2: Threatens Chicago Machine Politics, The Wall, EPA


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 28th, 2017.]

DAYS INTO TRUMP ADMIN, CORRUPT EMPLOYEES ARE ALREADY BEING FIRED AT THE VA


Days into Donald Trump’s administration, heads are finally beginning to roll at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Two notoriously corrupt employees in Puerto Rico were fired this week, indicating that more may be on the way.

One is the hospital’s CEO, DeWayne Hamlin, who offered an employee $305,000 to quit after she played a role in exposing his drug arrest.

“Mr. DeWayne Hamlin was removed from federal service effective January 20, 2017,” the VA said. Jan. 20 was Inauguration Day.

Under former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald, the agency ignored years of evidence about shoddy work ethic, theft and whistleblower retaliation. The VA finally began a months-long investigative proceeding last year, after an outside agency, the Office of Special Counsel, prodded VA leadership.

Even as it knew of the problems, McDonald tapped Hamlin to mold other VA employees in his image, having him serve as a “coach” at the Leaders Shaping Leaders training session in September. McDonald said the training is the number-one way to shape the agency’s culture.

Paperwork reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation shows that bosses openly told Rosayma Lopez that she was being fired for refusing to fabricate a reason to fire another employee, Joseph Colon, after he exposed that Hamlin had been arrested at 3 a.m. in Florida on suspicion of drunk driving while in possession of pills for which he had no prescription. Diversion of opiates from VA facilities is a major issue. After ethics officials blocked that firing, he attempted to pay her to quit using $305,000 of taxpayer money, which would have been the largest settlement in recent VA history. She refused the money.

Also in September, Leah Bradley, the VA’s general counsel under McDonald, told Congress that Hamlin’s attempts to get rid of Rosayma Lopez were not retaliation, even though the investigation was ongoing, she did not cite any evidence, and ultimately the evidence apparently concluded otherwise.
http://govtslaves.info/days-into-trump-admin-corrupt-employees-are-already-being-fired-at-the-va/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 28th, 2017.]

Rand Paul Responds to Trump Saying Torture Works


Editor's Note: I'm not for torture. I don't think the evidence supports it working. But don't lose your minds here people. He wants to to stop terrorism, which is a noble goal. Just logically state your case as others have done to him. He obviously is getting mixed information and the pro-torture individuals are winning the argument at the moment in his opinion. Write the White House, make comments, blog, whatever, but use facts not emotions.

Marine General 'Mad Dog' Mattis got Trump to rethink his position on torture in under an hour Trump WAS Wrong about Torture Ron Paul Praises, Criticizes & Gives Advice to Donald Trump

 

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 28th, 2017.]

Tucker Carlson Tonight 1/25/17: Buzzfeed Editor Ben Smith & Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber



Tucker Carlson Tonight 1/25/17: Buzzfeed Editor... by debunkerbuster

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 28th, 2017.]

Keiser Report (E1024): ‘Healthcare’ Debate


In this episode of the Keiser Report from Miami, Max and Stacy discuss the elephants in the room of the so-called ‘healthcare’ debate. Obamacare should be called ‘bankcare’, they suggest. In the second half Max interviews crypto entrepreneur Charlie Shrem about bitcoin, blockchain, crypto and... buying up Michigan’s waste industry.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 28th, 2017.]

Japan Obliterates Snow Records, China's Oranges Crop Six Weeks Late & N.Korea Ag Sector


Japan blanketed by sea effect snow so intense that it is creating wind vorticies off the islands in the East China Sea. Tottori Prefecture received a full years worth of snow in one day. Highways cut, millions of people stranded, power outages and in Hokkaido ski resorts closed due to too much snow. North Korea is upgrading its agriculture and Honey oranges out of China ripen six weeks late, no demand now that Chinese New Year is Passing.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 28th, 2017.]

Friday, 27 January 2017

CrossTalk: Trump's Media War


Battle lines have been drawn and marching orders assigned: Welcome to the media war of a new kind. The choice is easy – you can pick Donald Trump or the liberal mainstream media. CrossTalking with Eddie Scarry, Pamela Geller, and John Cardillo.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2017.]

Syrian War Report – January 25, 2017: ISIS Defenses Are Collapsing In Northern Aleppo




Related:

Rebel Civil War Blazing In Syria’s Idlib


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2017.]

Ron Paul Praises, Criticizes & Gives Advice to Donald Trump



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2017.]

The Elite Are Not Finished With Trump Just Yet: Paul Craig Roberts




The elite media's propaganda war against Trump continues.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2017.]

The Group think of Identitarians and Racists - Ry Dawson




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2017.]

The Left & Islam: Unholy Alliance


The common goal: destroying western civilization.



Note: There are many secular leaning Muslims that are not pushing their religion on others. What must be opposed is anyone pushing Sharia Law, and those allying with such ideas.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2017.]

The Challenges in Reforming the Left #JusticeDemocrats


The nine points needed to be understood to make the American Left a competitive party again. [Sargon]



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2017.]

Record Waves, Rain and Snow Across West Coast but NOAA Forecasts Drought


Record winds, waves, rain and snow sweep across the west coast of USA once more, now in its fourth installment of winter 2017. All along NOAA calling for drought. Additionally 152 MPH gusts across peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains, but just two weeks ago 172 MPH gusts, what is happening to our worlds weather?



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2017.]

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) MUST SEE FULL Interview: Arming Our Enemies




She's talking about the US aiding Al Qaeda and ISIS in the Middle East by using 'moderate extremists' as arms conduits and nations such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, with the CIA. Hoping this will soon stop. I agree with her that this is madness (designed for regime change). Sensible talk.

Related Info:

The Covert Origins of ISIS


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 26th, 2017.]

Three Days in and Trump has Already Kept One Pledge - Paul Craig Roberts


On Trump’s third day Trump is one up on the Establishment. Can this last?

I am not a Trump booster. I am a scorekeeper.

On the third day of his presidency Donald Trump signed an executive order withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacificic Partnership (TPP). Based on this we must assume he will also deep-six the Trans-Atlantic Partnership.

Trump and his advisors regard the Pacific and Atlantic partnerships as trade deals like NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement that sent American jobs to Mexico at the expense of Americans.

However, the most strategic part of these agreements is that they make global corporations immune from the laws of the countries in which they do business if those laws adversely impact the profits of the global corporations.

Who decides the question? Not the courts of the countries or a world court. The question is decided by a corporate tribunal staffed only by corporations.

In other words, the sovereign laws of sovereign countries, such as France’s laws against GMOs, are subject to damage suits decided by corporate tribunals, which means the end of the legal sovereignty of countries.

The so-called trade partnerships are weapons of American economic imperialism.

Whether Trump and his advisors are aware of this or not, Trump has on his third day dealt a lethal blow to a power lusted after by US global corporations.

How will this formidable force respond to this blow inflicted upon them by Trump?

That remains to be seen if the blows that Trump has promised against the interests of the elites continue.

Global corporations are Fifth Columns in the countries in which they are incorporated and also in the foreign countries in which they do business. They have no loyalty to any country, only to the profits that comprise their bottom line. Anything that increases those profits they regard as legitimate. Anything that diminishes those profits they regard as illegitimate.

Modern capitalism is a profit-driven world, in which capitalists are devoid of the loyalty to their native countries that Adam Smith and David Ricardo assumed them to have. US global corporations have demonstrated their disloyalty to the US by moving US jobs to Asia. Think Apple, Nike, Levi, and all the rest. Jobs offshoring separates consumers from the incomes associated with the production of the goods that they consume, which leads to penury.

The rewards for the offshoring global corporations have been large profits from reduced labor and regulatory costs, resulting in executive “performance bonuses” and capital gains to shareholders and to executives with stock options or some similar income booster.

The costs have been the dismantling of the ladders of upward mobility that made the US an “opportunity society.” High productivity, high valued added manufacturing and professional skill jobs, such as software engineering jobs, have been moved offshore, and in the case of software jobs also given to foreign H1B work visa holders. The consequence is the collapse of the state, local, and federal tax base, and the consequent assault on Social Security, Medicare, and state and local pensions.

A county like the US that gives its GNP away to other countries is locked into a transformation from First World to Third World. This is what Trump has said he will reverse.

How can he do it? Is this something that he can deliver by cutting corporate tax rates and by imposing an import or border tax?

The US is a member of the World Trade Agreement, which prohibits tarrifs or “border taxes.” If this is correct, Trump would first have to pull the US out of the WTO, something that might be difficult.

However, what Trump can do is to offset the labor cost advantage to corporate profits from offshoring their production for US markets by changing how corporations are taxed.

If US corporations add value to their product in the US, that is, if they produce the products that they market to Americans in the US with American labor, they would have a lower tax rate than if they produce the products abroad with foreign labor. The difference in the tax rate can be calculated to offset, or more than offset, the advantage of the lower labor and regulatory costs abroad. This is a matter of domestic taxation and not a matter of tarrifs on foreign-produced goods, and, therefore, it is not subject to WTO rules.

Because of the globalist propaganda, Americans have forgotten that the strength of their economy was domestically-based. The development of the US economy was never based on foreign trade. It rested firmly in the rise of consumer spending power from America labor receiving the bulk of the productivity gains.

What jobs offshoring did was to transfer the income gains from productivity to corporate profits by underpaying Asian labor.

It was easy to pay Asian labor less than labor’s contribution to profit, because of the immense excess supply of Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, and other labor. When labor is plentiful and jobs are scarce, labor goes begging.

Even today the Chinese and Indian labor forces are under-employed. The only way American labor can compete is to accept a wage below the US standard of living.

Trump understands this, just as did Ross Perot and Pat Buchanan.

Ross Perot was a billionaire; yet he stood up for ordinary working Americans. Yet, the left says all billionaires are evil.

Pat Buchanan was royalty in the Republican Establishment; yet he deserted them and stood up for the ordinary working American. And the left says he is a “Nixon-Reagan fascist.”

Clearly, the pathetic remnant of the American left has more hate for those who stand up for the working class than they have for those oppressing the working class and those fomenting war. Why did the women so quick to march against Trump not march against the Clinton, Bush/Cheney, and Obama regimes for killing, maiming, orphaning, widowing, and dislocating millions of peoples in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, and Syria?

That we see the left aligned with the ruling elites against Trump is proof that the left has abandoned the working class.

Chris Hedges doesn’t know how desperately revolution is needed in the US. If revolution occurs, it is more likely to be led by Donald Trump than by the left.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/01/24/three-days-trump-already-kept-one-pledge/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 26th, 2017.]

How Will Canada Do in Trump’s USA First World? Michael Rivero


Who funded the women’s protest marches around the planet? TPP in the bin, Hillary campaign sued for Primary election fraud and US vote rigging, Russia celebrates Trump's election. Guest's website: http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 26th, 2017.]

Open Borders: A Libertarian Reappraisal - LewRockwell



[He's talking about private property rights - so that you need consent to enter another's territory -ed.]

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 26th, 2017.]

Razors, Tampons, and Islam: The Womens Rights March Is Confusing to Me


I didn't know razors were subsidized. Also stop ignoring the middle east.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 26th, 2017.]

Roger Stone Talks About Madonna’s Threat To Blow Up White House



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 26th, 2017.]

China CAUGHT Lying About FAKE GDP! Government Admits Numbers Are FAKE!




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 26th, 2017.]

Keiser Report (E1023): Crypto in the Age of Trump


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy present their own dodgy dossier handed to them on social media and it shows central banks were forced into enabling the destruction of the global economy and financial system. In the second half, Max interviews venture capitalist, Brock Pierce of Blockchain Capital about crypto in the age of Trump.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 26th, 2017.]

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Syrian Army Rapidly Advancing In Direction Of ISIS Stronghold Of Al-Bab




It's a race to beat and block the Turks who have stalled at Al-Bab.

Related:

Syrian War Report – January 23, 2017: Govt Forces Counter-Attacking In Deir Ezzor  


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2017.]

1st US Drone Strikes on Trump’s Watch hit Al-Qaeda in Yemen & ISIS


US drones have killed five Al-Qaeda operatives in central Yemen, the first such operation after Donald Trump was inaugurated as president. The US-led coalition against Islamic State continued bombing in Syria and Iraq as well.

The “targeted drone strikes” took place in the town of Bayda, in the eponymous governorate in south-central Yemen, according to US Navy Captain Jeff Davis, spokesman for the Pentagon.

“AQAP remains a significant threat to the region and the United States,” Davis said, referring to the Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the terrorist group’s branch operating in Yemen.

The US-led coalition against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq and Syria continued combat operations as well, according to Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). Drones, fighters and bombers attacked tactical IS targets in and around Mosul in Iraq in six airstrikes.

In Syria, there were 25 airstrikes against tactical IS targets in Al-Bab and Raqqa, and hit two oil wells near Deir ez-Zor, OIR said. The government-held enclave in eastern Syria came under a strong IS attack last week, with terrorists cutting off the city from the airport. Strategic bombers from the Russian Air Force provided air support to Syrian government troops in attempts to re-establish the lifeline.

In his inauguration speech on Friday, Trump vowed to “eradicate [radical Islamic terrorism] from the face of the Earth.”

While the Yemen strikes took place on Trump’s watch, they did not require his prior knowledge or approval. Under the policy established by the Obama administration, the authority for ordering the drone strikes rests with the head of US Central Command, currently US Army General Joseph Votel.

The US has conducted drone operations against Al-Qaeda in Yemen since 2002. Those, and continued US operations in Syria and Iraq, have been justified by the Obama administration under the 2001 congressional authorization to use military force against terrorists behind the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington
http://rinf.com/alt-news/newswire/1st-us-drone-strikes-on-trumps-watch-hit-al-qaeda-in-yemen-isis/

Al Qaeda and ISIS are acting as allies of the Saudis in Yemen. If ISIS was hit then this is a good thing. However, random drone strikes must be stopped. They often target the wrong individuals. Support to Saudi Arabia must also be stopped. Drone strikes should only be used on a battlefield in support of US coalition forces.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2017.]

US Officially Withdraws from TPP: Trump's First True Triumph - Styx


The TPP was even hated by liberals



Trump Declares Official Intent to Renegotiate NAFTA (Victory #2)


Trump And GOP Seek To Deregulate Suppressors (Victory #3)


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2017.]

TRUMP HAS OPPORTUNITY TO END OBAMA/CLINTON WEAPONS SALES TO ANTI-WOMAN TYRANTS


I attended the women’s rights rally in Portland, Oregon, today to support women worldwide and urge Trump to end Obama and Hillary Clinton’s record weapons deals with the most repressive state for women in the world, the totalitarian dictatorship of Saudi Arabia.

In 2010, the Clinton state department organized the biggest weapons sale in US history. The sale was to strongman Abdullah Abdullaziz, who had women executed as punishment for being raped. The Kerry state department followed the deal with a sale of almost a billion dollars worth of illegal cluster bombs to the dictator. Obama approved both deals.

Bloomberg reports Clinton’s weapons sales to woman-oppressing dictators increased dramatically after the tyrants ‘donated’ to what Harper’s magazine calls the Clintons’ ‘slush fund’, the Clinton Foundation.
http://www.blacklistednews.com/Trump_has_Opportunity_to_End_ObamaClinton_Weapons_Sales_to_Anti-Woman_Tyrants/56419/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Playing 'identity politics' games often hides real life-and-death issues.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2017.]

This Week in Stupid (22/01/2017) - Trump Inauguration Special


"Noooo!" [Sargon]



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2017.]

The Daily Show Has Become Globalist Agitprop: FAKE COMEDY! - David Seaman


The Daily Show's producer was 100 percent dishonest with me. Thank God I didn't let that creep into my HOME. And Susan Hennessey at Brookings: you're no longer talking trash about a political candidate- you're talking trash about the President of the United States. That's not going to lead to opportunity or friends in the new Washington, DC--We, the People are draining the swamp.



The major networks are acting as propaganda outlets. It's obvious. Their entire stable of programs, including comedy news, are engaged in protecting the corrupt establishment systems that have impoverished the average American - an establishment that Trump is challenging.

Related:

REAL Reason The Daily Show, John Oliver, & Media Despise Donald Trump (Dave Seaman)


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2017.]