Sunday, October 14, 2018

Some of my tweets from Oct 7 - 13

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Short but true history of the war-loving United States of America

On Forgiveness and lack of it

Good one and very timely.   

Forgiveness Is Overrated

Journalist David Sirota has just published an excellent op-ed titled “America’s new aristocracy lives in an accountability-free zone”, which begins with the observation that “Enron executives were among the last politically connected criminals to face any serious consequences for institutionalized fraud.” Sirota goes on to remind readers how there was never any attempt by either mainstream political party to bring accountability to anyone responsible for monstrous offenses ranging from the disastrous invasion of Iraq to the ecocidal manipulations of fossil fuel plutocrats to the Wall Street plundering which led to the 2008 global financial crisis.

Sirota’s argument is solid: there is an aristocratic class which has successfully neutered all the institutional mechanisms which were meant to protect the powerless from the powerful. The government is bought and owned by the plutocrats and so is the media, as the continued forgiveness of unforgivable transgressions which those institutions have been bestowing upon the aristocracy clearly reflects. This means that the only thing left protecting the populace from the powerful is the populace itself.....

Drone footage of Indonesia's City of Palu ... before and after the earthquake and tsunami

Why the horrific change in behaviour found in the America police force of late???

Read the entire article at the BBC link below, which also contains a vid.  I am stunned that the BBC, which btw, if you were not taking a long nap, you would know is a lapdog of government bodies, be it the UK government or one of the other Anglo nations like USA, Canada, etc. - deemed it necessary to raise a voice, tiny one, yes -  but still a voice, to show what has gone very wrong with the police forces in America.  The question to ask yourselves now, is:  How come the police officers who are supposed to "serve and protect" the citizens whose tax dollars are paying for their livelihood, prefer to kill the taxpayers at every opportunity?

The answer to the above is two-fold: 
a) Most of these cops are returnees from America's numerous conflicts and wars all over our planet and to their mind's eye, anyone they confront, be it a kid, a mentally challenged individual, a woman, an elderly citizen, a black American, a saucy teenager and even pets like dogs (many cases where officers have shot dogs too) are objects to be terminated ... no questions asked, no pleas accepted;

b) Israel's IDF and Police Training consultancies and agencies have been awarded numerous long term contracts in several US States for the training of American cops.  Need I say more?  Just look at what's happening at Israel's borders to understand the changes in behaviour of US cops trained by Israelis.

Aleem Maqbool at BBCnews
Don't shoot, I'm disabled

 Hundreds of people are killed by police in the US each year, and much attention has been paid recently to the high proportion that are black. But there's another disturbing trend that is rarely discussed.

It was shortly after 05:00 when three West Milwaukee police officers broke into the home of 22-year-old Adam Trammell to find him naked and bewildered, standing in his bathtub as water from the shower ran down his body.

Adam, who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, was having some form of breakdown. A neighbour had called 911 to report that she had seen him naked in the corridor, talking about the devil. She thought Adam's name was Brandon, and told police this when they arrived at the building.

According to his father, Larry Trammell, Adam often had delusions and hallucinations. He would take showers to help him calm down when he felt anxious.

Adam was not armed and he did not appear to behave in a threatening manner. But he did not leave the shower as the police commanded.

The officers then fired their Tasers at him 15 times, administering long, painful electric shocks as he screamed and writhed in the bathtub.

Then more officers arrived, and after dragging him, still naked, from his apartment, they held him down and he was injected with sedatives - midazolam at first, and then ketamine.

Moments later, Adam stopped breathing. He was taken to hospital and pronounced dead soon after arrival. The date was 25 May 2017.
We know this is how events unfolded because the incident was caught on cameras worn by the officers.

"I could barely stand to watch it," Adam's mother Kathleen says of the footage. "He was being brutally tortured and screaming out in agony and I could feel the pain, almost. It was like a nightmare with my son as the victim."....

Sunday, October 7, 2018

While USA extended its military might across the world killing human beings ... here's what China accomplished without wars

Dr Ron Paul on America's sanctions, etc on Iran

UN Rules Against US On Iran Sanctions; Pompeo Vows More Sanctions

On chemical weapons, experiments with poisons, bionic insects, etc ... all in the name of "advancement" and "greater good"

You get only one guess to name the country neck-deep in experimenting and creating chemical weapons and various types of poisons.  If you have been thinking for yourself and not relying on the MSM to do your thinking for you, your guess will be right. 



Russia won’t tolerate US biological experiments near its borders, warns diplomat

Russia won’t tolerate US biological experiments near its borders, warns diplomat



Some of my tweets ... Oct 1 - 6

Big Brother is Watching

We have become a sad, sad society of emptiness.  Robots, very soon will have more rights and more thinking power than most of us.

John W. Whitehead at TheRutherfordInstitute
Creating a Suspect Society: The Scary Side of the Technological Police State
“If, as it seems, we are in the process of becoming a totalitarian society in which the state apparatus is all-powerful, the ethics most important for the survival of the true, free, human individual would be: cheat, lie, evade, fake it, be elsewhere, forge documents, build improved electronic gadgets in your garage that’ll outwit the gadgets used by the authorities.”—Philip K. Dick
It’s a given that Big Brother is always watching us.
Unfortunately, thanks to the government’s ongoing efforts to build massive databases using emerging surveillance, DNA and biometrics technologies, Big Brother (and his corporate partners in crime) is getting even creepier and more invasive, intrusive and stalker-like.

Indeed, every dystopian sci-fi film (and horror film, for that matter) we’ve ever seen is suddenly converging into this present moment in a dangerous trifecta between science and technology, Big Business, and a government that wants to be all-seeing, all-knowing and all-powerful—but not without help from the citizenry.

On a daily basis, Americans are relinquishing (in many cases, voluntarily) the most intimate details of who we are—our biological makeup, our genetic blueprints, and our biometrics (facial characteristics and structure, fingerprints, iris scans, etc.)—in order to navigate an increasingly technologically-enabled world.

As journalist Anna Myers notes, “Fingerprint readers, eye scans, and voice recognition are no longer just the security methods of high-tech spy movies. Millions of mobile phone, bank, and investment customers now have these technologies at their fingertips. Schwab uses voice recognition, Apple uses fingerprints, Wells Fargo scans eyes, and other companies are developing heartbeat or grip technology to verify user identity. Whether biometric technology will thrive or meet its demise depends not only on the security of the technology, but also whether the U.S. legal system will adapt to provide the privacy protections necessary for consumers to use it and for companies to invest in its development. Currently there is no federal law and only one state with a law protecting biometric information.”

Translation: thus far, the courts have done little to preserve our rights in the face of technologies and government programs that have little respect for privacy or freedom.

Consider all the ways we continue to be tracked, hunted, hounded, and stalked by the government and its dubious agents:....

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Some of my tweets ... Sep 26 - Sep 30