“We’ll know that our disinformation campaign has worked when everything the American public believes is false.” — William Casey, Ronald Reagan’s CIA Director at his first staff meeting, 1981
i thought this a babylon bee item till i watched the video;
a friend sent this in an email this am. i post it in its entirety as received by me and think it well worth duplicating by all of us in dealing with banks or other bureaucratic monstrosities;
I should be so lucky to make it to 96 and be so sharp.
if the soros mayor of chicago succeeds in instituting this tax it will be funny and sad at the same time you know like turnabout is fair play and all;
The city's financial giants, traditionally known as the fulcrum of the global derivatives market, have been greasing the gears of global trade for decades in what's now a $75 billion industry. Now, they find themselves in the crosshairs of an $800 million tax proposal from Mayor Brandon Johnson. The plan? levy every financial transaction. The response? Chicago's financial elite are rattled - particularly as crime rates surge.
fred never fails to educate and entertain;
In the media there is much noise about “white extremists,” a group said to be a threat to our (largely imaginary) democracy. There indeed exists an ill-defined collection of racial advocates covering a spectrum from militias in the woods of Idaho to groups calling themselves the Dissident Right, Alt Right, Race Realists (they are not), and White Nationalists (hereinafter WhyNats, not too accurately to indicate all collectively).
As things stand now, they are hardly a threat to anything. The militias are too few to amount to much and the rest a cross between a hobby and a social club. Their websites, such as Vdare.com have substantial circulation but advocate neither crime nor violence. Their intellectual leaders, highly intelligent and of academic respectability, are much given to conservative romanticism, dreaming of an impossible “white imperium.” Dangerous, these latter, I think are not.
The appeal of White Nationalism is clear. It is a reaction against horrific rates of crime by blacks, cities made into no-go zones, unnecessary immigration from the south, imposed social engineering, degradation of standards, destruction of a valued culture, and the racial discrimination embodied in “affirmative action.”
WhyNats point out, correctly enough, that an all-white country would not have had slavery, perhaps the Civil War, Jim Crow, race riots, burning cities, rates of crime a wonder of the world, degraded education, and so on. The elders of the movement remember a white world in which children could play blocks-wide hide-and-seek after dark in safety, leave their bikes anywhere and find them on return. This world existed. I was there...........more.........
rfk jr as a third party candidate makes much sense and might succeed;
Even as President Joe Biden leads in the 2024 primaries, Democrat presidential contender Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has higher favorability and lower unfavorability numbers than either President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, (Trump 43%, Biden 41%, RFK, Jr. 14% unfavorability) according to a new poll by The Economist/YouGov.
Rasmussen reports that a survey also revealed that twenty-five percent (25%) of likely Democrat voters would vote for RFK Jr. in the 2023 primaries for President. Three percent (3%) of Democrats favor author Marianne Williamson in the primaries, while seven percent (7%) would vote for another candidate. The Rasmussen Report is based on a national survey of 998 U.S. likely voters conducted September 14 and 17-18, 2023.
Teddy Roosevelt ran for president in 1912 on the Progressive Party ticket, a third party, against incumbent Republican President William Howard Taft. Taft was elected president in 1908, the successor of Teddy Roosevelt, but was defeated for reelection in 1912 by Woodrow Wilson because Roosevelt’s third party split the Republican vote. The Republicans won in 1920 with a campaign positioned around opposition to Wilson’s policies with Warren G. Harding promising a “return to normalcy.” Sound familiar?.........more.........
jim jordan speaks for a few minutes;
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, discusses how AG Merrick Garland dodged questions during Wednesday’s hearing on ‘Hannity.’ Hey Jim, how about you doing something about it all other than talk like MTG (Marjorie Taylor Green) . Where is the subpoena for Fauci? How about voter integrity issues? How about J6 prisoners. Anything? Other than you keep talking for the camera. You sound great, NOW FIRGGIN DO SOMETHING OTHER THAN TALK – or at least just admit they have a gun at your head and you can’t do anything. Tell someone........watch......
caitlin with more evidence that the empire knew it was starting the war;
So while we members of the public were blindly speculating about whether or not Russia would attack Ukraine, the US intelligence cartel was fully aware that the US was taking actions ensuring that that would happen.
In an interesting speech about the way US imperial aggression provokes violence around the world, antiwar commentator Scott Horton made reference to an April 2022 article from Yahoo News that had previously escaped my attention.
The article is titled “In closer ties to Ukraine, U.S. officials long saw promise and peril,” and it features named and unnamed veterans of the US intelligence cartel saying that long before the February 2022 invasion they were fully aware that the US had “provoked” Russia in Ukraine and created a powderkeg situation that would likely lead to war.
“By last summer [meaning the summer of 2021], the baseline view of most U.S. intelligence community analysts was that Russia felt sufficiently provoked over Ukraine that some unknown trigger could set off an attack by Moscow,” a former CIA official told Yahoo News’ Zach Dorfman, who adds, “(The CIA and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence declined to comment.)”.........more.........
i remember a comedian years ago who was known to say; this another fine development you've gotten me into, or some such. here is one of those moments in the ukie war;
cliff high presents;
and there's this;
and the hildabeest cackled, or this is what could be the reality here in the empire if we focused on improving our situation without the corruption that is so obvious. instead we have people of influence who steal what they don't send out of the country for the various excuses offered, while continually telling how we're free;
the biden thing now admits that the open border is beyond intentional;
After years of playing word games about border security, Joe Biden bragged about his open borders policy in a speech Thursday night to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute 46th Annual Gala at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Biden spoke as a new surge of migrants is pouring across the U.S. southern border.