Archive for the ‘Global Instability’ Category

President Trump to release JFK files

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

NY Times coverage

The “deep state” is likely very unhappy about this development. Fifty-four years is enough time to shield Camelot from public scrutiny. We need to know if Oliver Stone got the facts right. The baby boomers deserve to know the truth while they are still alive.

SimState: the end of property rights

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

SimCity is a video game that goes back to 1989 that appears to have become the primary influence on urban planners. In the game, you start with empty land, and you control the development of the growth of the city by micromanaging every detail. The humans living in the city have no purpose other than being counters simulated inside an algorithm that was designed to force the player to accept a specific version of what a successful city looks like. California has just passed a series of laws creating a utopian state of perfect cities.

California passed into law 15 new laws that complete the transition of California to a socialist paradise. Governor Jerry Brown has obviously been colluding with 1960s Soviet Russia, with its centralized planning emphasizing dreary high-rise buildings built along transit routes.

Sacramento Bee: Affordable Housing Bills

The bills include new taxes on home sales, selling bonds to build homeless shelters and low-income housing, and forcing cities to develop plans to integrate low-income housing in their cities and all new development.

The most paradoxical provision requires that the developers of low-cost housing pay the construction workers more money.

Is Donald Trump riding the “9/11 thruther” train?

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

With the law passed by the Republican Congress to allow the 9/11 complicity lawsuit against the Saudi government, evidence is piling up of direct Saudi government involvement in 9/11

The NY Post carries a report detailing evidence gathered by the lawyers in the lawsuit directly implicating the Saudi government

http://nypost.com/2017/09/09/saudi-government-allegedly-funded-a-dry-run-for-911/

Donald Trump regularly listened to Alex Jones, the ultimate 9/11 thruther – who extended his theories well beyond the known facts, but the facts are catching up with his theories.

Two Saudi government employees with direct connections to the eventual hijackers attempted to breach cockpit security and alarmed the crew enough that an emergency landing occurred in Ohio, but no action was taken against them. This happened in November 1999, two years before 9/11…

Now that the President is neither a Muslim nor an oil businessman, we might get the FBI, CIA and NSA to actually investigate and connect the real dots.

Chicken and egg

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Which comes first – do Democrats cause city governments to fail, or do cities fail and then elect Democrats?

https://apnews.com/da0ff4117335443ab66d27118c63980d

Putin on North Korea

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/05/south-korea-minister-redeploying-us-nuclear-weapons-tensions-with-north

From his words, it is pretty clear Putin will be protecting North Korea, starting with blocking UN actions.

The other war in the Middle East

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Following Donald Trump’s speech about Afghanistan, I mentioned to Mrs. Stiening that we haven’t heard much about Yemen recently. Now we have.

The US backed Saudi effort to destroy resistance to Saudi interference in Yemen is two years old now. The only result for the 27 million people who live there is starvation, cholera and indiscriminate bombing of civilians, which resulted yesterday in the Saudi bombing of a hotel in the rebel stronghold.

Saudi Arabia has been working to isolate Qatar from its Arab neighbors, going so far as to demand that Qatar shut down its publicly funded news service Al Jazeera. That’s an unusual demand for one country to make against another sovereign nation.

The result is very dfferent news coverage:

Al Jazeera says the Crown Prince and Defense Minister of Saudi Arabia wants a way to end their war – with the US playing a role in the negotiations.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/08/saudi-arabia-war-yemen-strategic-failure-170823072854582.html

The UK based Daily Mail is describing the situation as the Yemen resistance is unraveling.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-4816376/Yemens-rebel-alliance-unravels-Sanaa.html

Pay to not play

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

The Washington Post suddenly discovered this issue because they think they can tie Stephen Bannon to it

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/steve-bannon-once-guided-a-global-firm-that-made-millions-helping-gamers-cheat/2017/08/04/ef7ae442-76c8-11e7-803f-a6c989606ac7_story.html

For several years, I played an online game called Runescape. Between the gold farmers and the efforts to stop the gold farmers, the game was drained of any entertainment value. Affluent mothers viewed the game as a cheap babysitter and would give their children real money to buy “stuff” in the game through third parties in order to advance without learning how to play the game or doing the boring repetitive “work”.

The most curious detail in the story was that Goldman Sachs got involved in the financing of the virtual gold exchange

Joe Rago is dead

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

NY Times

Joe Rago was a very smart editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal. He was a fierce critic of Obamacare and a frequent guest on the John Batchelor show.

He was found dead in his apartment when he failed to show up for work. Police do not suspect foul play.

It is Made in America day

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Cheerwine Cola was invited to the White House

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/07/17/remarks-president-trump-made-america-product-showcase

Trump has a new bulldog

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Radio and TV host and Constitutional lawyer Jay Sekulow has joined President Trump’s personal legal team. He made the rounds over the weekend on the TV shows.

Jay Sekulow became known for working with Pat Robertson, who created the American Center for Law and Justice, formed as s counter balance to the ACLU. Sekulow has six victories in cases that went to the Supreme Court.

Sekulow is a Messianic Jew – a person of Jewish ancestory who accepts that Jesus was the Messiah. All the knives are out for him, but decades of TV appearances will serve him and Trump well.

realclearpolitics.com