Or should I have written ‘drop’

June 7, 2022 § Leave a comment

Great Salt Lake. Aral Sea. American Capitalists. Soviet Communists. not an inch of difference

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Mistakes and Treason and Sedition

June 7, 2022 § Leave a comment

Not getting Benedict Arnold and hanging him was error. Getting but not hanging Jefferson Davis was error. A government should learn from its errors.

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Protecting US Lives…

June 7, 2022 § Leave a comment

1.         Would you agree that the Russian government is not responsible for the death of any US national deaths in the US?

2.         Would you agree that that lack of national health care in the US is responsible for the death of at least one US national in the US?

3.         If your answer to Question #1 is “yes” and your answer to #2 is “yes”, then do you agree that allocating $40,000,000,000,000 to the Ukrainian government will save no US lives in the US, whereas allocating the same amount to health care in the US would save at least one US life in the US?

4.         If your answer to #1 is ‘no’ and your answer to #2 is “no”. Why?

Vicar fade.

June 4, 2022 § Leave a comment

https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2022/27-may3-june/news/uk/church-of-england-r-number-suggests-bleak-future-says-mathematician

Fuk you Larry Tribe from your privileged safe position

June 2, 2022 § Leave a comment

I am waiting to see the law that allows the not-very-supreme-court-consisting-mostly-of perjurers-to investigate anything.

What law was supposedly broken?

https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/01/politics/supreme-court-clerks-leak-investigation-phones-affidavit-abortion/index.html

a trip to Hicksville… indeed. not round trip either

June 2, 2022 § Leave a comment

Depp v Heard v Depp

A fine sociological experiment of what happens when you give hillbillies [who are people] millions and millions of dollars. The leash of being civilized is slipped quickly.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2022/05/17/amber-heard-cross-examination-day-2-johnny-depp-libel-case/9804300002/

AH said the Post opinion she wrote was not about Depp. so there was a lie at the heart of her case. She supplemented this basic lie with others about small unimportant matters that ‘little people’ contradicted her on and whom she scorned and indicated they were liars.

She either 1. doesn’t perceive reality in a way that most of us do and thus cannot recount it in a way ‘normal’ people would accept; or, 2. she does and lies; or, 3. a combination.

Drone Murder-US Policy

June 1, 2022 § Leave a comment

REMOTE CONTROL
Our drone delusion.
by Steve Coll
MAY 6, 2013

The attitudes behind Obama’s drone policy
have their roots in the Eisenhower era.
Illustration by Noma Bar.

In the summer of 1960, Sidney Gottlieb, a C.I.A.
chemist, flew to Congo with a carryon
bag
containing vials of poison and a hypodermic
syringe. It was an era of relative subtlety among
C.I.A. assassins. The toxins were intended for the
food, drink, or toothpaste of Patrice Lumumba,
Congo’s Prime Minister, who, in the judgment of
the Eisenhower Administration, had gone soft on
Communism. Upon his arrival, as Tim Weiner
recounts in his history of the C.I.A., Gottlieb
handed his kit to Larry Devlin, the senior C.I.A.
officer in Léopoldville. Devlin asked who had
ordered the hit. “The President,” Gottlieb assured
him. In later testimony, Devlin said that he felt
ashamed of the command. He buried the poisons
in a riverbank, but helped find an indirect way to
eliminate Lumumba, by bankrolling and arming political enemies. The following January,
Lumumba was executed by the Belgian military.
For Eisenhower, who had witnessed the carnage of the Normandy landings and the Battle
of the Bulge, and later claimed to “hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can,” political
assassinations represented an alluring alternative to conventional military action. Through
the execution or overthrow of undesirable foreign leaders, the thinking went, it might be
possible to orchestrate the global struggle against Communism from a distance, and avoid
the misery—and the risks of nuclear war—that outandout
combat would bring.
Assassination was seen not only as precise and efficient but also as ultimately humane.
Putting such theory into practice was the role of the C.I.A., and the agency’s tally of toppled
leftists, nationalists, or otherwise unreliable leaders is well known, from Mohammad
Mosadegh, of Iran, in 1953, and Jacobo Árbenz Guzmán, of Guatemala, in 1954, to Ngo
Dinh Diem, of South Vietnam, in 1963, and Salvador Allende, of Chile, in 1973. Not all the
schemes went according to plan; a few seemed inspired by Wile E. Coyote. The C.I.A. once
planned to bump off Fidel Castro by passing him an exploding cigar.

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