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humphrey

I didn’t watch Trump’s speech but this explains it very well.

It is lengthy but it is well worth it to view in its entirety. You won’t find this in the MSM.

humphrey

Golly! What a surprise.

magsview

Nowadays when I see scenes like the one above I get hard flashbacks to that awful movie Starship Troopers. Perpetual warfare was part of the theme.

At its best, the original film is a brilliant satire on fascist propaganda, skewering the self-importance of science fiction cinema. At its worst, it’s a shitty adaptation of one of science fiction’s best known works.

For me it was a lesson of some kind of propaganda anyway. Not sure that it needs to be described as fascist.

humphrey

A typical example of the Trump administration of “coalition building’.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-sanctions-chinese-russians-over-n-korea-support-164230071.html

Washington (AFP) – The United States on Tuesday slapped sanctions on 16 Chinese and Russian individuals and companies, accusing them of supporting North Korea’s nuclear program and attempting to evade US sanctions.

The sanctions are part of a broader US effort to disrupt the flow of cash funding North Korean weapon’s programs and target companies that have dealt in natural resources such as coal and minerals or engaged in financial transactions for North Korean interests.

“It is unacceptable for individuals and companies in China, Russia, and elsewhere to enable North Korea to generate income used to develop weapons of mass destruction and destabilize the region,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement.

Also this month, Russia and China both voted to toughen UN sanctions on North Korea.

I guess that this is how a bully deals with cooperation.

humphrey

A perfect example of ” I got mine….Screw you!”

The 1%’s view of the 99%.

wi59

Ever since Gordon Gecko said the now mantra of the rich “Greed is Good”

humphrey

Will this be the highlight of Trump’s Phoenix speech?

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/arizona/articles/2017-08-14/as-trump-considers-arpaio-pardon-critics-call-out-president

PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump says he may grant a pardon to former Sheriff Joe Arpaio following his recent conviction in federal court, prompting outrage among critics who say the move would amount to an endorsement of racism.

Trump told Fox News during an interview Sunday that he was seriously considering issuing a pardon within the next few days. That was welcome news for the former Phoenix-area sheriff, who lost a re-election bid in November and who was convicted of misdemeanor contempt of court on July 31.

I am betting that he does!

Benny

Trump’s own version of a revolution. 180 degrees from the Bernie revolution.

humphrey

Ha! Ha! Ha! Warmongers have a meeting.

The MIC just drools about more incoming $$$$$$$!

humphrey

LOL! I guess they forgot about this.

http://iacenter.org/Venezuela/venez_uprising.htm

By Andy McInerney

The revolutionary process underway in Venezuela passed a decisive test over the weekend of April 13-14. Hundreds of thousands of workers and peasants across the country rose up to defeat a U.S.-backed coup attempt organized by the Venezuelan capitalist class against President Hugo Chávez.

It was a genuine victory of people’s power in the first open clash of social classes in the oil-rich South American �country. But the victory also lays bare the fundamental question of the Venezuelan Revolution: how to organize the �popular classes–the workers, peasants, soldiers and �students–to defend the revolution against further assaults �by the propertied oligarchy and the weight of U.S. imperialism.

The Venezuelan Revolution, a process that opened with Chávez’s election in 1998, is at a decisive crossroads. Its �progress will require the international solidarity of all progressive people, especially in the United States.

polarbear4

Caitlin loosely ties the eclipse into her urgent and never-ending request that we free ourselves of corporate propaganda.

A duck floats past two fish, looks down and says “Morning boys! How’s the water?” The fish swim on for a bit, then one of them turns to the other and says, “What the fuck is water?”

Corporatist propaganda is to western civilization what water is to fish. Our culture is saturated in it; it informs so many levels of our worldview and most of us never even examine any of them. It informs all aspects of culture, from our beliefs about what’s going on in the world to our understanding of history to what issues we think we’re supposed to care about on a given day to what opinions we think we’re allowed to choose from. People think they know what’s going on in their society, why their country fought this or that war, how their nation’s government and economy operate, when really they don’t know any of those things. All their most basic assumptions about their world, their culture, and even who they are as individuals is fully pervaded by mass media propaganda narratives.

In early tribal cultures, humans depended on campfire stories passed on from one generation to the next to tell them what the world is and how to interpret their experiences in it. Now that role has fallen exclusively to a few highly consolidated corporate media conglomerates whose billionaire owners have a vested interest in maintaining the warmongering plutocratic power establishment that is loosely centralized in the United States, because in that power establishment they get to live as kings.

humphrey

A PR firm must have come up with this lawsuit!

http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/347532-dakota-access-owner-accuses-greens-of-inciting-terrorism

The owner of the Dakota Access oil pipeline sued environmental groups Tuesday, accusing them of fraud, racketeering, inciting terrorism and other charges stemming from their opposition to the project.

Energy Transfer Partners said in a statement that Greenpeace, BankTrack and Earth First “manufactured and disseminated materially false and misleading information about Energy Transfer and the Dakota Access Pipeline for the purpose of fraudulently inducing donations, interfering with pipeline construction activities and damaging Energy Transfer’s critical business and financial relationships.”

The company further accused the groups of funding and inciting terrorism, defaming the the company and violating state and federal anti-racketeering laws.

Energy Transfer’s attorney in the case is Michael Bowe of Kasowitz Benson Torres. The firm’s lead partner is Marc Kasowitz, who was President Trump’s lead personal lawyer from May through July, representing him in matters such as the Russian interference in the 2016 election.

humphrey

A heads up. This should be good.

magsview

Very interesting Humphrey.

This September, people from around the country will gather in the nation’s capitol to discuss the great questions facing our movement. What will it take to defeat the right wing and build a powerful alternative? How do we achieve the policies that the majority of Americans seek and Bernie campaigned for, like Medicare for All, a $15 minimum wage, and free public college education?

Should progressives continue the fight to reform the Democratic Party or should we launch a new people’s party, free from corporate money and influence.

Now that our struggle turns to achieving power, a dilemma has emerged. The more progressive that working people become, the more disenchanted they grow with the Democratic Party, a dynamic that propels Republicans to power with disasterous consequences.

I’m still not sure which route is best, but if Dems keep backing the barely-progressive candidates over the progressive ones, well, this movement is only a matter of time. Perhaps the time is now.

humphrey

This would be a positive step.

US Secretary of State Tillerson would probably be the next one fired if actually occurred.

Benny

I’m not hopeful but I’d like to see what Bernie thinks.

humphrey

A happy story for a change of pace.;

humphrey

Centrist Democrats in action!

Benny

Didn’t they already do this in the fall? Squirrel chasing its tail, followed by the hare.

humphrey

I wonder what Nikki Haley will have to say about this?

https://www.rt.com/news/400557-un-raqqa-airstrike-civilians-killed/

The UN has expressed “deep concerns” over the mounting number of civilian casualties in Raqqa inflicted by US-led coalition airstrikes, condemning “any attack directed against civilians or civilian infrastructure.”

“Our humanitarian colleagues tell us they are deeply concerned by unconfirmed reports of a high number of civilians killed by airstrike in Raqqa city over the last 24 hours,” Stéphane Dujarric, the spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, told reporters at a daily briefing Tuesday.

“In recent days and weeks scores of civilians have reportedly been killed and injured in Raqqa due to airstrikes and shelling and up to 25 thousand people remain trapped in the city,” Dujarric said.

Benny

{{crickets}} is my guess.

magsview

magsview

Not messing around:

Benny

The other eclipse I’d like to see:

But the Villagers get in the way.

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