Sunday, 4 December 2016

Trump’s Appointments — Paul Craig Roberts


What do they mean?

Before I give an explanation, let’s be sure we all know what an explanation is. An explanation is not a justification. The collapse of education in the US is so severe that many Americans, especially younger ones, cannot tell the difference between an explanation and a defense, justification, or apology for what they regard as a guilty person or party. If an explanation is not damning or sufficiently damning of what they want damned, the explanation is interpreted as an excuse for the object of their scorn. In America, reason and objective analysis have taken a backseat to emotion.

We do not know what the appointments mean except, as Trump discovered once he confronted the task of forming a government, that there is no one but insiders to appoint. For the most part that is correct. Outsiders are a poor match for insiders who tend to eat them alive. Ronald Reagan’s California crew were a poor match for George H.W. Bush’s insiders. The Reagan part of the government had a hell of a time delivering results that Reagan wanted.

Another limit on a president’s ability to form a government is Senate confirmation of presidential appointees. Whereas Congress is in Republican hands, Congress remains in the hands of special interests who will protect their agendas from hostile potential appointees. Therefore, although Trump does not face partisan opposition from Congress, he faces the power of special interests that fund congressional political campaigns.

When the White House announced my appointment as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Republican Senator Bob Dole put a hold on my appointment. Why? Dole had presidential ambitions, and he saw the rising star of Republican Representative Jack Kemp as a potential obstacle. As I had written the Kemp-Roth bill that had become Reagan’s economic policy, Dole regarded me in the Treasury as a one-up for Kemp. So, you see, all sorts of motives can plague a president’s ability to form a government.

With Trump under heavy attack prior to his inauguration, he cannot afford drawn out confirmation fights and defeats.

Does Trump’s choice of Steve Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary mean that Goldman Sachs will again be in charge of US economic policy? Possibly, but we do not know. We will have to wait and see. Mnuchin left Goldman Sachs 14 years ago. He has been making movies in Hollywood and started his own investment firm. Many people have worked for Goldman Sachs and the New York Banks who have become devastating critics of the banks. Read Nomi Prins’ books and visit Pam Martens website, Wall Street on Parade ( http://wallstreetonparade.com ). My sometimes coauthor Dave Kranzler is a former Wall Streeter.

Commentators are jumping to conclusions based on appointees past associations. Mnuchin was an early Trump supporter and chairman of Trump’s finance campaign. He has Wall Street and investment experience. He should be an easy confirmation. For a president-elect under attack this is important.

Will Mnuchin suppport Trump’s goal of bringing middle class jobs back to America? Is Trump himself sincere? We do not know.

What we do know is that Trump attacked the fake “free trade” agreements that have stripped America of middle class jobs just as did Pat Buchanan and Ross Perot. We know that the Clintons made their fortune as agents of the One Percent, the only ones who have profited from the offshoring of American jobs. Trump’s fortune is not based on jobs offshoring.

Not every billionaire is an oligarch. Trump’s relation to the financial sector is one as a debtor. No doubt Trump and the banks have had unsatisfactory relationships. And Trump says he is a person who enjoys revenge.

What about the hot-headed generals announced as National Security Advisor and Secretary of Defense? Both seem to be death on Iran, which is stupid and unfortunate. However, keep in mind that Gen. Flynn is the one who blew the whistle on the Obama regime for rejecting the advice of the DIA and sending ISIS to overthrow Assad. Flynn said that ISIS was a “willful decision” of the Obama administration, not some unexpected event.

And keep in mind that Gen. Mattis is the one who told Trump that torture does not work, which caused Trump to back off his endorsement of torture.

So both of these generals, as bad as they may be, are an improvement on what came before. Both have shown independence from the neoconservative line that supports ISIS and torture.

Keep in mind also that there are two kinds of insiders. Some represent the agendas of special interests; others go with the flow because they enjoy participating in the affairs of the nation. Those who don’t go with the flow are eliminated from participating.

Goldman Sachs is a good place to get rich. That Mnuchin left 14 years ago could mean that he was not a good match for Goldman Sachs, that they did not like him or he did not like them. That Flynn and Mattis have taken independent positions on ISIS and torture suggests that they are mavericks. All three of these appointees seem to be strong and confident individuals who know the terrain, which is the kind of people a president needs if he is to accomplish anything.

The problem with beating up on an administration before it exists and has a record is that the result can be that the administration becomes deaf to all criticism. It is much better to give the new president a chance and to hold his feet to the fire on the main issues.

Trump alone among all the presidential candidates said that he saw no point in fomenting conflict with Russia. Trump alone questioned NATO’s continued existence 25 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Trump alone said that he would work to bring middle class jobs back to America.

And Trump said that he would enforce immigration laws. Is this racism or is this a defense of citizenship? How is the US a country if there is no difference between illegal aliens and citizens?

Commentators of all stripes are making a mistake to damn in advance the only government that campaigned on peace with Russia, restoring middle class jobs, and respect for the country’s borders. We should seize on these promises and hold the Trump administration to them. We should also work to make Trump aware of the serious adverse consequences of environmental degradation.

Who is blowing these opportunities? Trump? Mnuchin? Flynn? Mattis?

Or us?

The more Trump is criticized, the easier it is for the neoconservatives to offer their support and enter the administration. To date he has not appointed one, but you can bet your life that Israel is lobbying hard for the neocons. The neocons still reign in the media, the think tanks, university departments of foreign affairs, and the foreign policy community. They are an ever present danger.

Trump’s personality means that he is likely to see more reward in being the president who reverses American decline than in using the presidency to augment his personal fortune. Therefore, there is some hope for change occuring from the top rather than originating in the streets of bloody revolution. By the time Americans reach the revolutionary stage of awareness the police state is likely to be too strong for them.

So let’s give the Trump administration a chance. We can turn on him after he sells us out.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/12/02/trumps-appointments-paul-craig-roberts/

This is an important and logical analysis of the situation regarding the Trump appointments. Share this information so that people can think rationally about what is happening.

To get as far as he has Trump seems to have the support of nationalist elements from within the establishment. Obviously we do not know how far Trump reforms will really go, but at least we face a real prospect of less war. If things go bad then we'll have a better opportunity for real (peaceful?) revolution. People have bought into the positive rhetoric from Trump during the election. If he does not deliver the people will seek other avenues to get what they've been promised (a fair shot at life, liberty and freedom!).

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Syrian War Report – December 1/2: Operation in Idlib to Be Launched after Liberation of Aleppo/Govt Forces Liberated Western Ghouta






[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 4th, 2016.]

The "Fake News" Psyop: Our Freedom Depends on the Freedom of the Press


"Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost." ~Thomas Jefferson



Taking some time to get background information helps one evaluate other sources of information (as being truthful). All news sources have their problems. This video has good background info when it comes to the 'fake news' issue. It goes into Google, Facebook and mainstream media.
A highly recommended clip about censorship/distortion.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 4th, 2016.]

Is Trump Trolling Everybody?


President-elect Donald Trump trolled the mainstream media into unwittingly condemning Hillary Clinton by adopting her position on U.S. flag burning.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 4th, 2016.]

Tomi Lahren Destroys Trevor Noah Over #BlackLivesMatter


Fatality.



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Theory Challenging Einstein's View on Speed of Light Could Soon Be Tested - Rivero's Comments (whatreallyhappened.com)


https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/nov/28/theory-challenging-einsteins-view-on-speed-of-light-could-soon-be-tested

Mike Rivero at whatreallyhappened.com cautions us about wrongly applied models, where specific points of evidence supporting the model has not been properly assessed:
Prior to the time of Galileo, the prevailing view, encouraged by the church, was that the Earth was the center of the universe, and the sun, moon, planets, and stars orbited around it. But the motions of the planets did not fit this model. There was no explanation for the observed retrograde motions of the planets. Nobody dared challenge the church's view of a geocentric universe, so a complicated theory called epicycles was created that postulated invisible beams and even gigantic platonic solids that held the planets and caused them to occasionally seem to back up in the sky. Entire academic programs were devoted to the study of epicycles. Institutions of learning awarded degrees in the subject. In the end, they were all wrong. As Galileo proved, Earth is but one planet orbiting the sun. Epicycles, a perfect example of the dangers of confirmation bias, holds the record as the longest running scientific goof in history!

We are seeing a repeat of that same mistake.

Today the consensus view, again supported by the church, is that the entire universe was created in a single moment of divine creation billions of years ago. The Big Bang is based on Edwin Hubble's observation of the red shift, with more distant objects showing a more pronounced amount of the shift. Hubble himself did not offer an explanation for the shift. Despite multiple possible explanations for the red shift such as Raleigh scattering, a Catholic Monk and astronomer, Georges Lema'tre, declared the red shift could only mean the universe was expanding, and winding the clock backward, scientifically "proved" there had been a supreme moment of divine creation.

As was the case in Galileo's time, the actual observations didn't line up with the preferred theory. The observed red shift is quantized; something the expanding universe model cannot account for. The calculated expansion doesn't actually work back to a point origin, which has led to theories about impossible to detect dark matter than is "fudging" the theoretical motions.

Then Einstein threw a major monkey wrench into the debate with the General Theory of Relativity which proved that the Big Bang could never escape its own gravity. But rather than question the church-favored prime assumption, new epicycle-like theories were created. In one, the matter produced by the Big bang had no mass at all, and therefore could neither create nor be affected by gravity, which led to the hunt for the Higgs Boson, called the "God Particle" (betraying its religious imprimatur) .

This latest theory is that the speed of light at the moment of the Big Bang was actually infinite, erasing the troubling implications of General Relativity from the worship of the most-holy divine moment of creation.

But just as we look back at epicycles and chuckle at how foolish those scientists were, future generations will look back on the Big Bang as just another religious doctrine dressed up as science to gull the masses.
Read more: www.whatreallyhappened.com

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 4th, 2016.]

150 Years Since November Accumulating Snow in Tokyo & Overlapping Collapses of Societies


The headlines showing Tokyo's last snow in 1962, was not telling you the entire truth as the last time there was accumulation in November in Tokyo was 1845. Additionally with all of the record snows and clod around Japan it seems they will also repeat a grand solar minimum collapse. I also did an overlay of a timeline of Japan , China and European society collapses at the same times due to a several grand solar minimums.



If cold weather like this strikes in places like India a lot of people will die.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 4th, 2016.]

Saturday, 3 December 2016

PIZZAGATE: The Bigger Picture


An International Pedophile ring has been fully operational for decades. Plummeting down the rabbit hole you will eventually discover the Franklin Cover up, The Jimmy Saville Scandal, The Hampstead Cover up, The Elm Guest House Scandal, Jeffrey Epstein’s Lolita Island and many others that were eventually buried by a colluding media and the fact that the general public loses interest because the reality of high profile pedophilic predators is an alien world and completely repulsive to the average person.

But as recently as a week ago. Norwegian police arrested 20 men and were investigating 31 suspects involved in a pedophile network. Deputy Police Chief Gunnar Floystad told reporters that many of the suspects were highly educated and included lawyers and politicians. Prosecutors said the suspects had met on the Dark Web. The material discovered on the Dark Web involved children as young as toddlers and included acts of bestiality.

Let’s hope the walls are finally closing in on this cancer that has fed on thousands upon thousands of children worldwide.



These recent revelations reminds me of the Jeff Gannon incident, where we had a Gay escort having close ties to the George W Bush Administration, where secret service visitor logs were kept secret. What happened was reported in the media to a degree:



The issue here is that the politicians have opened themselves to blackmail so that they will always serve special interests above the needs of the people. The same problem extends to Barack Obama:



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 3rd, 2016.]

The Media War Has Begun...What Side Are You On?


Gentlemen may cry, "Peace! Peace!" but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me freedom of the press or give me death!



The Alternative Media is YOU ! You are the resistance ! An update on the info war from James Corbett!

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Paul Craig Roberts - Fake News List Death Knell for MSM/Dollar Should Be Reduced Already to the Level of Toilet Paper


Economic expert and journalist Dr. Paul Craig Roberts thinks the recent publication of the so-called ‘fake news” list recently published by the Washington Post signals a major turning point for all of the mainstream media (MSM). Dr. Roberts explains, “I think this is the death knell for the mainstream media. I think this list essentially kills the credibility of the mainstream media and certainly the Washington Post. It has demonstrated it is completely devoid of any integrity. I am a former Wall Street Journal editor, and if we had done something like that, Warren Phillips would have fired every one of us. We would have been told to get out. You can’t carry on this kind of assault on people. I think this is a sign of desperation.”

On why the markets haven’t crashed, Dr. Roberts, who was an Assistant Treasury Secretary in the Reagan Administration, says, “The markets are all rigged. So, when you try to look at the markets in traditional ways such as price/earnings ratios, earnings growth, or sales growth or any kinds of things like this, they don’t know anything because the Federal Reserve has probably the largest trading desk in the world. They can trade anything, in fact, everything, and they have no limits on their pocketbook. . . . In order for the Fed to protect the dollar, the dollar’s exchange value from the massive outpouring of dollars that the Fed created to buy all the bonds, they had to stop the dollar from falling in relation to gold. So, they have to go in and sell massive amounts of gold shorts in the futures markets. This is how they knock the gold price down. . . . Unless the world runs on the dollar or unless the rest of the world abandons the dollar, I can’t see anything that would bring down this house of cards. They can continue this because the Fed can create all the money it wants. There is no limit.”

On the oligarchs trying to control Donald Trump with the threat of crashing the economy, Dr. Roberts contends, “The easiest thing for the oligarchs to do would be to orchestrate an economic crash, and they can do this easily because it’s a house of cards held up by the Fed. If they come to the conclusion that they can’t control him and he is actually a threat to them, they’ll just crash the economy, and then they’ll go to Trump and say hey look, you are blamed for this and on the defensive. If you want to get out of this, you have to appoint us, and we’ll get you out of this. That’s the sort of power that the oligarchs have over Trump. I have said from the beginning that Trump has the sort of strong will you have to have to bring change from the top down.”


Source: http://usawatchdog.com/fake-news-list-death-knell-for-msm-paul-craig-roberts/

The MSM has already lost.

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[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 3rd, 2016.]

Trump Talks Transition Process, Keeping Campaign Promises


President-elect Donald Trump discusses his upcoming plans and working with Congress in a 'Hannity' exclusive.



Thanks to Trump is Right for the story.

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[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 3rd, 2016.]

Celebrate The Dictionary.com’s 2016 Word of the Year It Is Xenophobia




This is entertaining. The Doctor of Common Sense makes a number of good points.

The underlying issue is one of standing up for Western secular culture that respects people, men and women, and not bowing to various cultures that would undermine these freedoms. It's a simple argument.

His point about moving to another country, and taking up their culture, is entirely valid. You would not expect a prevailing (just) culture to bend to your wishes, especially if they were oppressive ones - regardless of any religious justification you might cite.

However, we should nevertheless not be disrespecting migrants, or aspects of their imported culture, just as they should not undermine our basic freedoms and laws.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 3rd, 2016.]

Keiser Report (E1000): The Memewar Has Started


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy celebrate 1000 episodes with special guests Steve Keen and Jim Rickards. They discuss how the meme wars began and where that war goes. They look at how the show began with the Obama administration and ripens into its 1000th episode in his last year having made The List.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 3rd, 2016.]

This is the Best Explanation of the Vaccine/Autism Connection I've Ever Heard!


Dr. Stephanie Seneff discusses the potential connection between vaccines and autism. It's a hotly-debated topic. Here she gets specific into what ingredient in the vaccine may be linked to autism and other conditions



The issue here is one of having SAFE vaccines. Obviously there are harmful elements (aluminium and Mercery) used in the manufacture of these drugs. Speaking out for SAFE vaccines should not get one labelled as an 'anti-vaxxer.' Extremism on either side is not a reasonable way of looking at the issue.

Materials within vaccines, and in the general environment, that are neurotoxic, are bound to have an impact on the brains of infants and the unborn.

The rise of Autism is being CAUSED by something. It's not simply a matter of genetic susceptibility.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 3rd, 2016.]

New Arch-Shaped Confinement Moved to Position Over Chernobyl Reactor’s Old Shelter


A new arch-shaped confinement has been moved to the expected position over the old shelter that encased the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, destroyed in an accident in 1986. A special ceremony on this occasion is underway at the Chernobyl NPP premises, a TASS correspondent reports. Taking part in the event were President Pyotr Poroshenko, representatives from the contractor companies (Vinci, Bouygue and Novarka) and also donor countries.

New shelter took four years to build

The arch-shaped confinement began to be put in place over the original 1986 shelter on November 14, 2016. A total of 224 hydraulic jacks were involved in operation. The arch is the largest structure in the world ever to have ever been moved in such a way. It is 165 meters long, 110 meters tall and 257 meters wide, with the total mass standing at more than 36,000 tonnes. It is expected to last at least for 100 years.

The New Safe Confinement (NSC) is scheduled to go fully operational in November 2017. That done, the radioactive structures inside will begin to be dismantled. The project is financed with donors’ money coming from the Chernobyl Shelter Fund, created at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in 1997. The project‘s overall costs are estimated at 2.15 billion euros.

The arch is part and parcel of a new multi-functional safe confinement, expected to convert the shelter into an ecologically safe system. It will protect the environment from radioactive dust that may escape into the air when the temporary roof of the old shelter and other unstable structures will begin to be dismantled. Also, it will prevent atmospheric precipitation from getting into the disabled reactor.http://tass.com/world/915333

And yet there is no containment over any of the three melted reactors in Fukushima, Japan.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 3rd, 2016.]

Friday, 2 December 2016

Yes, #PizzaGate Is True - What Fake News Media Won't Report: Mike Cernovich Periscope



Yes, #PizzaGate Is True - What Fake News Media... by debunkerbuster

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 2nd, 2016.]

Syrian War Report – November 30, 2016: Govt Forces Are Close to Full Liberation of Aleppo City


The Syrian military’s main goal is to develop momentum in eastern Aleppo in order to push militants to surrender and to set a full-control over Aleppo city. Government forces deployed contingent in southern Aleppo to strengthen the pressure on militants in the southern part of eastern Aleppo pocket, tacking advantage on their lack of manpower and military supplies. While Jaish al-Fatah militant coalition will try repel government attacks in southern and northern directions, the Syrian military will likely launch a splitting attack in the direction of Aleppo Citadel, putting the end to the battle for Aleppo city.

Over 800 members of militant groups have laid down arms and surrendered to the Syrian government over last 48 hours.

ISIS announced on Tuesday that the terrorist group had captured 2 Turkish soldiers in the area west of al-Bab in the province of Aleppo. Later the Turkish Army confirmed that it had lost contact with 2 of its soldiers in northern Syria. The fate of military personnel is unknown.

Turkish President Recep Erdogan said on Tuesday that the Turkish Army and the so-called “FSA” entered Syria to put an end to the rule of “the tyrant al-Assad”. Erdogan’s statement highlighted Ankara’s pretension and most likely marked the end of tactical rapprochement between Turkey and Syrian-Russian-Iranian alliance over the Syrian conflict that had taken place after Moscow imposed a sanction regime on the Erdogan regime last year. Now, Turkey will most likely make an attempt to defeat YPG and Syrian government forces deployed near al-Bab to open the way to capturing of this logistical hub.



Continued Turkish involvement, overt or otherwise, is illegal. Hopefully the incoming Trump Administration will put an end to this if it continues into 2017.

Related Info:

Syrian War Report – November 29, 2016: Syrian Army & YPG Attack Turkey-led Forces East of Aleppo


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 2nd, 2016.]

ALERT: Electors Plot to Sabotage Trump


In a sensational new development, TV host David Pakman says he was told by a high level source that 15 electors in states Trump won will refuse to vote for Donald Trump.



Even if Trump does not have enough electors Hillary will still not have enough votes to win. The danger here is that the electors will vote for Hillary - that will be more than 15 of them. For more analysis on this situation we should consult the Bill Still You Tube channel (in the coming days) or see updates on Infowars.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 2nd, 2016.]

‘Fake News Comes from Our Own Govt’ – Ron Paul


A recent report in the Washington Post claims that a “sophisticated [Russian] propaganda campaign” has been propagating fake news through outlets that include RT and the Ron Paul Institute. To discuss this issue, former Congressman and founder of the Ron Paul Institute, Dr. Ron Paul, joins RT America’s Ed Schultz and calls the report in the Washington Post “fake news.” Dr. Paul also says he is “very concerned” about fake news stories, but that they are coming from “our own government.”



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[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 2nd, 2016.]

Trump to Prosecute Hillary, Recount, at War with MSM, and Fake News. Michael Rivero


Clinton and Trudeau Foundations, Castro, Farage, Bleak Friday and Banning Cash
Guest's website: http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/



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[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 2nd, 2016.]