Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Exposing the transnational elite

An article outlining who runs the world, here.

These guys sit high above in their glass towers, laughing, while we fight among ourselves: Republican, Democrat, conservative, liberal, capitalist, socialist, Christian (Catholic, Protestant, etc.), Muslim (Sunni, Shi-ite, etc), Buddhist, atheist, white, black brown, red and yellow, Northern, Southern, East and West, straight or gay; all the while no one can lay a hand on them.

Stirring the cauldron, laughing....

Friday, September 20, 2013

Troubles abound

Sabbath eve.
It’s raining outside. We’ve had healing showers on and off again for a couple of weeks. There’s still little or no tank water for livestock and grasses are only now stirring back to life. Late season rain is better than no rain at all.

I’ve sold calves, giving me a bit of breathing room at the bank and the pecan crop looks good so far.

Troubles abound, nonetheless.
A front tire to a tractor was ruined by the stub of a tree branch. The tire dealer told me a good tire is $610. A cheap Chinese throwaway is $385 and a cheap but decent off-brand $460. I don’t know in what universe a cheap tire costs $460. The back tire three weeks ago cost $1,200 and change.

Fuel is high and likely to get higher.
Grain prices have been cheap, all on rumors of a bumper corn crop in the Midwest. Probably below the cost of production, here in Texas. How long do you continue to produce goods below the cost of production?

Forget all the cheerleading about shale oil. Yes, there’s oil to be had but production costs are far greater than any other source we’ve exploited in the not so long history of the petroleum age and all costs cannot be measured in dollars.

As James Howard Kunstler would say, you’re not going to power Wal-Mart with wind and solar energy.

The PNAC (project for a new American century) is failing quite spectacularly, less than two decades from its inception.
Attempts at false flag events are harder than ever to pull off when most walk around with a cell-phone/recorder/computer and get their news from bloggers. Old geezers calling the shots got left behind by the frenetic pace of technological advance and don’t even know what their own devices are capable of.

Those that do understand these beasts (mostly Millennials) are not all on board with the manipulation of world events through deception and fraud, as people like Edward Snowden have so aptly demonstrated.
I’d like to punch John Kerry in the face. And bitch slap John McCain. Your goddamned lies are paid for with someone else’s blood, innocent people’s blood, and you are not innocent.

Don’t think for a minute some Russian piece of work like Putin is any better than our own reprobates; he does serve a useful purpose in helping to out degenerates, but that sword will cut both ways. He’s up to no good.

The whole damned scene in the Middle East from an American perspective is about maintaining the status of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. Russia, China, Iran, Syria, and now a significant number of Latin American countries are working to free themselves of these economic chains.
Forget all the religious and political bull shit; the American army gets called out for one reason and one reason only, to control the world’s natural resources. The rest of the reasons issued are lame excuses designed to herd the masses.

Climate has continued to generate surprises; only this week Colorado had massive flooding and a large swath of Mexico was ravaged by two not-so-powerful but extremely persistent hurricanes.

Crop failures continue the world around, not everywhere, all the time, but often enough that it’s hard to feed the people. No amount of money printing alters this fact.
Much of the world is standing up and saying not only no, but hell no to Monsanto and their goddamned genetically modified food grains. We continue eating the shit and suffer the consequences of doing so. Obesity, diabetes, infertility, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, etc, ad nuaseum.

Don’t worry; the pharmaceutical giants are more than happy to sell you drugs for all of these ailments. And then some more drugs to curb side effects of those fucking drugs.
Migrations are fueled by shortages as are most uprisings and revolutions. Changing parties does nothing to heal ills when there’s not enough to go around and what is available is unfairly distributed. Check out Egypt and Libya, both of which got rid of dictators and now once again face irate masses.

Fukushima continues to smolder, slowly but surely emitting invisible poisons; think how many more nuclear reactors could and will go off in the event of an electromagnetic pulse event or something along those lines. Going nuclear will likely prove a very bad mistake.
I don’t have answers to all these ills or the power to do much about them, but I refuse to lie to myself and say all is well when it ain’t.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Rethinking 9-11

Never forget. We have not yet answered questions concerning 9-11. Not to my satisfaction:

Rethinking 9-11.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Not so fast, cocksucker

Just watched Obama, the liar in chief, deliver his assessment of the Syria conflict. All the while he's describing the horrors of civilians killed by poison gas, I'm thinking about his weekly murder fix, partially sated by non-stop drone attacks. How we used white phosphorus and depleted uranium munitions on civilian populations. Etc.

First he makes the case that we all know Assad did gas his own citizens and we must do something about it, then he declares that he has called off the vote by congress for authorization to attack Syria (which he would have fucking lost), followed by a possible diplomatic solution proposed by Russia, all the while knowing by damn that he has fucking torpedoed any chances of it succeeding.

I hate being played for a fool.

Followed by a long string of cuss words you probably don't want to hear....

PS. To begin, I do not know that Assad gassed his people. In fact, after listening to his interview and after hearing alternative versions of what may have happened I very much doubt it.

I suffered through a few pundits after the speech, all of which bought this part of Obama's speech without question. It's being touted as fact, just because this lying son of a bitch says so?

Forcing Assad to admit to a crime he didn't commit as part of the UN resolution is a non-starter.

We are not all sheep, sir.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Drought and global conflict

Here's an article describing how drought contributed to the ills in Syria.

An excerpt:
Syria has been convulsed by civil war since climate change came to Syria with a vengeance. Drought devastated the country from 2006 to 2011. Rainfall in most of the country fell below eight inches (20 cm) a year, the absolute minimum needed to sustain un-irrigated farming. Desperate for water, farmers began to tap aquifers with tens of thousands of new well. But, as they did, the water table quickly dropped to a level below which their pumps could lift it. 
In some areas, all agriculture ceased. In others crop failures reached 75%. And generally as much as 85% of livestock died of thirst or hunger. Hundreds of thousands of Syria’s farmers gave up, abandoned their farms and fled to the cities and towns in search of almost non-existent jobs and severely short food supplies. Outside observers including UN experts estimated that between 2 and 3 million of Syria’s 10 million rural inhabitants were reduced to “extreme poverty.”
The domestic Syrian refugees immediately found that they had to compete not only with one another for scarce food, water and jobs, but also with the already existing foreign refugee population. Syria already was a refuge for quarter of a million Palestinians and about a hundred thousand people who had fled the war and occupation of Iraq. Formerly prosperous farmers were lucky to get jobs as hawkers or street sweepers. And in the desperation of the times, hostilities erupted among groups that were competing just to survive.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Syria--why are we there?

Via James Howard Kunstler's blog, a link to Jim Willie and answers to the question: Why are we in Syria?

Monday, September 2, 2013

Fred Eaglesmith--free music

Here's a free playlist from one of my favorite performers, the great Fred Eaglesmith.