Thursday, August 29, 2013


The rush to attack Syria has slowed considerably over the last 24 hours as the shade of the Iraq war clouds any preparation for such an assault. The old adage "fool me once," comes to mind as many are supremely skeptical of the so called evidence being bandied about right now. Seems the rest of the world, and some in this country, are calling into question the evidence that Assad gassed his own people and rightfully so. Colin Powel, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and others lied to the American citizen's faces and didn't even get a slap on the wrist for it. Hell, Obama is actively trying to get all civil charges dismissed against his predecessor as seem by recent court documents filed by the DOJ. Why?

As for the evidence, all we know so far is that Israel intercepted a panicked phone call from one low level Syrian Army operative to the base commander of where chemical weapons are stored. We do not know if Assad even knew about this attack, assuming of course that it even came from his people. If it did, it appears to have been not ordered by the Assad regime, a problem for international support. And there is still the very real possibility that Assad had nothing to do with the attack at all and it was a false flag attack staged by the rebels to get much needed support. What few realize is that the rebels are losing. Why fire chemical weapons at innocent people that you already beating, while UN inspectors are on the ground? You wouldn't unless you were dangerously insane, which Assad does not appear to be. All evidence at this point say either a rouge element within the Syrian government or rebel factions ordered the attack, not Assad.

The British have been adamant that Assad was ultimately responsible with a recent report blaming Assad for the attack according to their sources. The report does mention they have no way of proving Assad ordered the attack though. According to both US and UK sources, the rebels do not have the capacity for such chemical attacks, although Syrian and Russian intelligence dispute the claim and have aired video evidence that they do. Both sides have reason to lie here so the truth is again obscured.

Both France and the UK have softened their tone as many within their own country have little stomach for yet another Middle East conflict. The US is following suit as, according to many polls, the public is strongly against any more military action from a society who has had enough following more than ten years of war thanks to W. Many are worried that an attack on Syria may lead to WW3, which isn't that much of a stretch. In Britain, they are debating the case right now but many seem hesitant to get involved in yet another Mid-East crisis where the blowback may end the world.

To be honest, we have our own problems here without butting into what is a civil war. If we get rid of Assad, then what? Experience shows that Islamic extremists take over the country once the strong man has been disposed and make things even worse for US and EU interests. Assad may be a dick but he is not launching attacks against American, European or even Israeli interests at this point. With him gone, the region may go nuclear as a result.

The good news is that the public across the planet is sick of war, sick of Muslim Extremists, and wish the whole thing would just go away already. It sucks that innocent people are getting killed there but we can't be the world's policeman anymore. We don't have the money. This isn't Libya or even Egypt. Attacking Syria without good cause is a bad idea and I am glad cooler heads have prevailed here. It doesn't change the fact that our economy is swirling the toilet right now and that may make any operation moot if the powers that be feels it is the only way to save rich people from being lined up in the street and shot is an attack on Syria. A missile launch is still possible but, thankfully, not as prevalent as yesterday. I hope we do not attack Syria but spend our time doing something worthwhile like creating jobs that pay a livable wage. I can dream.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Facts be damned, it appears that the US and EU are on a collision course with Syria and, perhaps, the rest of the Shia run Islamic states. Everyone is talking trash about the other side and no one has a good solution to any of this. This is one of those damned if you/damned if you don't moments. We can't attack Syria as the repercussions from such an attack could end the world. We can't let the violence continue letting innocent people die either, especially after a so called "red line" has been crossed. Failure to punish someone for daring to cross that red line would make us appear weak and ineffective and allow more such war crimes continue unabated by whoever wishes to without fear of punishment. Either way, a war is coming. And this one may be fought here.

First off, let me start off with the fact that I do not believe for one second that Assad gassed his own people. Unless there is unbelievable evidence, I will never believe it. The reason being is our government has flat out lied to us for so long, their word means nothing anymore. W destroyed any credibility we had left, which mind you wasn't much in the first place.

Speaking of which, Colin Powel was making the rounds this week on the Sunday news programs cautioning against any attack on Syria as "beyond US capabilities," which he is dead on about. Too bad that same level of sanity didn't occur to him when he sold the American people on wrongfully invading Iraq. It also didn't help that one of the worst generals in American history kept talking about how he didn't agree with the Trayvon Martin verdict, as if his opinion really meant anything anymore. However, he is right about Syria and I think he is right in saying we SHOULD NOT get involved here. The downside is too great. I guess even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Here's the big problem: Assad may be a brutal dictator, but without him the country will be even worse, if you can believe that. But history shows once a strong man is removed, all the factions he was keeping in control start to fight for power and that is where the real butchery begins. We've seen it time and time again, most recently in countries like Lebanon, Egypt and Tunisia, none of which are doing well. The countries we helped overthrow, Iraq and Afghanistan, are both hell holes still with little hope of going back to the days when the had things like running water and electricity.

Once Assad is gone, then what? Democracy elects Islamic morons who want a religious state with no real concept how to run one leading to even more instability. Many of the rebels in Syria are aligned with Islamic extremists. Are these the people we really want to back? We should have been working from behind the scenes like the US used to do. Now everything has to be a flashy soundbite wrapped in patriotic foil.

But we are going to get involved, most likely to mask the coming economic collapse that seems to be barreling toward us with frightening speed. We almost certainly are going to fire cruise missiles, perhaps as soon as tomorrow. What happens after that is anyone's guess.

Iran and Syria have threatened to attack US and Israeli interests should this occur. Russia and China walked out of a UN Security Council meeting today meaning world condemnation is unlikely. It is also unlikely that Russia or China will get involved, at least initially. Saudi Arabia has made it clear that if Russia gets involved they will attack Russia using Chechnian rebels which have close ties to the Saudi Kingdom for support, especially during the upcoming Olympics. The big question will be what will Iran and Syria do? They both could use proxy attacks through Hezbollah, Hamas and other pro-Shia forces to attack Israel and US targets. If Iran really wanted a fight, they'll close down the Straights of Hormuz, sending oil prices into the stratosphere and destroying the world economy in one fell swoop. These are all real possibilities of what could occur. If things get bad enough, WW3 may start, one fought with limited nuclear exchanges and terrorist attacks on American soil. We are vulnerable to soft target attacks leading to a huge number of dead/and or imprisoned Muslims, ala Japanese Interment camps. I have proven said camps exist by showing that we did pay for them and the government does not deny their existence. This could be part of what they will be used for.

We need to be ready for anything at this point because missels are going to hit Syria at some point over the next ten days. The aftermath is unknown and kind of frightening. For the first time in a long while, America is looking down the barrel of a gun and no one known if it is loaded or not. Pray it is empty.

Monday, August 26, 2013


My track record for predicting international conflict has been far spottier than my economic predictions which comes true with alarming regularity. It is this understanding of how the economy works that makes me very worried about our near future as a major war may be the only way to stop the otherwise inevitable collapse.

Our economy is broken all the while we are being told that there is nothing to worry about. We are all going to look like Kevin Bacon in Animal House at this rate, flat as a pancake while being trampled to death by the panicked crowds. The housing market is beginning to contract again as corporate investors scale back their mass buying. July saw the housing market nose dive downward again as that is exactly what happened. Mortgages are nearing the 5% mark and that is the end of that gravy train so investors are going elsewhere instead. Expect a still weak housing market to start spiraling downward and taking the rest of the economy with it.

Treasury bonds are also rising in interest as inflation is starting to be freed from its artificial cage where lies and half truths have replaced honest economic reforms. As treasury bonds are directly related to the unstable derivative market, if this market collapses, the entire world economy goes with it. It essence, the world has built a Frankenstein monster that has escaped its chains and is now terrorizing the countryside. This will not end well either.

Don't think for a second that this has gone unnoticed by the government. My sources have told me that government bunkers are being prepared this week for high level officials in case of WW3 breaking out soon, which is scarily a real possibility. The reason isn't an economic collapse but a real war, using real weapons and perhaps, WMD's.

Syrian rebels were allegedly gassed this week by Assad as UN inspectors were nearby investigating earlier claims. Does this not strike anyone as completely insane? Assad has never struck me as mad, unlike say Kim Jung Un, whose behavior has been far more rational lately somehow. So either Assad is the dumbest person on Earth, or he was set up. I am going with door number two on that one. Whether the rebels did it as a false flag to get international help or whether Obama, the UK and France conspired to start a war to mask economic hell approaching. I am inclined to go with the former, but there is some evidence out there to support the latter as well.

The Daily Mail reported in January of 2013 that hacked emails from a defense contractor said the following:

We’ve got a new offer. It’s about Syria again. Qataris propose an attractive deal and swear that the idea is approved by Washington.
We’ll have to deliver a CW to Homs, a Soviet origin g-shell from Libya similar to those that Assad should have. They want us to deploy our Ukrainian personnel that should speak Russian and make a video record.
Frankly, I don’t think it’s a good idea but the sums proposed are enormous. Your opinion?
Kind regards

The authenticity of this email cannot be verified from my end but some experts have said it appeared legitimate. The fact that the story disappeared from the Daily Mail website recently is telling however.

We also have conflicting data regarding telephone calls intercepted by either the Israelis or the Syrian government. The Syrians say they have evidence that Syrian rebels were behind the attack. The Israelis say they have evidence Assad is behind the attack. This is from Times of Israel:

An Israeli TV report on Saturday claimed that the missiles were fired by the 155th Brigade of the 4th Armored Division of the Syrian Army, a division under the command of the Syrian president’s brother, Maher Assad.
The nerve gas shells were fired from a military base in a mountain range to the west of Damascus, the Channel 2 report said.
The embattled regime has concentrated its vast stocks of chemical weaponry in just two or three locations, the report continued, under the control of Syrian Air Force Intelligence, itself reporting to the president.
The TV report further added that “the assessment in Israel” is that the attack was intended to serve as the possible start of a wider operation.
On Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the situation in Syria couldn’t be allowed to continue.
Netanyahu said that Israel “will always know how to protect [its] citizens” should Syrian weapons be turned on the Jewish state.

This sounds like a cover story but could also be accurate. We have no way of actually knowing who is telling the truth here. And therein lies the problem.

Either way, the UK, France and the US are all in meetings this week to discuss how to handle this crisis. Chances are very high that cruise missiles will be hitting chemical weapon sites in Damascus any day now. What will happen after that is anyone's guess? I am still betting that Russian will not get involved no matter what happens. The Iranians on the other hand are a whole other matter. Chances are good they will use proxy attacks against American and Israeli interests that could spark a larger war and a huge spike in gas prices. It is because of this spike that this war may take a much more deadly tone and spiral out of control engulfing the entire world at that point.

Syria fumbled badly by not letting UN inspectors into the area post haste to prove they weren't behind the attack. By waiting five days, and allowing all the evidence to disappear, they appear guilty whether they did it or not. This was unwise and the major reason why war may be imminent now. Obama and the EU cannot back down from a red line this bold without taking some sort of action or appear weak to terrorist regimes, making us even less safe down the road.

There are no good decisions here. Let us all hope that Obama and the other world leaders make the right ones. Our lives depend on it.

Sunday, August 25, 2013


Notice I was careful not to say Assad or the Syrian government in the title for a very specific reason: I don't believe the official narrative at this point. This was a close one this week at somebody set the entire planet on FLAMBE. I am not kidding when I say we may have only weeks left before some civilization ending scenario plays out and the fact that there are several at this point, no one should be filled with confidence as to our survival. Good times. Let's see those runner ups.

1)Donald Trump- AT a time when things look bleak, thank God I can count on Donald Trump to give me such much needed comic relief. It was announced today that New York's attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, is suing the Donald for $40 million dollars over fraud accusations from his Trump University brand. This is from Huff Post:
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says many of the 5,000 students who paid up to $35,000 thought they would at least meet Trump but instead all they got was their picture taken in front of a life-size picture of "The Apprentice" TV star.

"Trump University engaged in deception at every stage of consumers' advancement through costly programs and caused real financial harm," Schneiderman said. "Trump University, with Donald Trump's knowledge and participation, relied on Trump's name recognition and celebrity status to take advantage of consumers who believed in the Trump brand."
Some who have graduated have failed to get a single real estate deal going and are now ten's of thousands of dollars in debt. Sounds like every college.  The only difference is Trump U had to change it's name several years ago because, as many experts have said, "It's not a real college." Now it's a three day seminar that can cost up to $35,000 dollars, and they don't even get to meet the Donald except in cardboard cut out form for them to take pictures next to. Wow. The expense they went through. I sincerely hope Trump loses. What a dick.

 2)Michael King- This douchebag entered a school carrying an AK-47, 500 rounds of ammo and almost, ALMOST, pulled another Newtown, CT style massacre. Thankfully, he must have a moment of lucidity and gave up to the cops with no one hurt. The sad part is he's not entirely responsible for his actions. The government is. Plus he had no family support. His past was rocky, but not without explanation.
3)Mental Health in the US- The first reason King went nuts was the fact that we have NO state run mental health facilities anymore. Everything was privatized years ago, in which patients are treated better, but expensive and overfull. For people like King, there are no places to put someone like him and it is literally killing us. State run hospitals have to be reopened and committing people has to be easier than the gauntlet you have to go through now. When people are truly dangerous, you don't have months to look at the problem. That's how Newtown happened.

 4)Georgia Republicans- Everyone who voted for the GOP in Georgia just voted to have the children massacred. The reason you ask? Seems the main reason King wasn't taking his medication wasn't a personal decision, but a response to his Medicaid getting cut off due to budget cuts. He couldn't afford his medication so he stopped buying it. The reason he didn't have it is local Republicans are refusing to expand Medicaid with predictable results. People are dying out there because some of you keep voting for the GOP. Keep it up if you want the world to end.
5)Thug Culture- The appreciation of this lifestyle rampant now in the black community is possibly the single worst idea in the history of any culture. For black people, this has been an embarrassing week. Multiple white people were killed by black thugs while black people marched on Washington for the anniversary of MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech. Let me tell you, MLK would be appalled by black people this week, including his own son after they had the audacity to see young black douchebags killing white people and yet the are STILL harping on Trayvon Martin. The hypocrisy is rich here. Even worse, police and the media are bending over backwards to try to say race had nothing to do with any of the attacks this week, a lie so bold it could be seen from space. In the case of the shot Australian baseball player, two of the black defendants had the most racist rants on their Twitter feed. But according to the DA, race was not a factor. Reverse that for a minute and see how fast the police slap a hate crime on it when Skeeter in Tennessee shoots a black guy and gloats about it on Facebook. Facts are black people commit violent crimes 39 times higher than whites and 136 times higher for theft. 90% of all burglary suspects under the age of 18 are black. These are real stats from the justice Department and echoed in police departments nation wide. I would like to point out that George Zimmerman had zero evidence of racist thoughts or actions and everyone saw him as a Klan leader. Meanwhile, an 89 year old WW2 vet was beaten to death by two young black males and there is still some discrepancy whether robbery was the motive or not. According to some, he still had his wallet and watch on him. It's entirely possible they murdered him because he was white. Yet, again, no hate crime charges. Thug Culture has to be shunned like we do in white society with anti-Semitic nonsense. Aryan Nation diddies aren't exactly sung around the campfire for the most part. But your youth is being brought up to worship the devil and it is having devastating results. Turn that crap off and listen to someone like Gary Clark Jr. That is a guy to look up to in music, white or black. Black people have inadvertently shone a light on themselves and white people are not happy with what we've seen. Shape up and realize whitey isn't the problem. Some of it is your fault as well.

 6)ALEC- Yes these right wing douchebags are back at it with their fascist bullshit once again. Turns out these guys are saying they are exempt from all public disclosure laws because they say so. All of this stems from a law actually passed in Minnesota that does just that: it allows them to talk to government officials and not tell anyone. No secrets possible that way huh? This is an offshoot of the Citizen's United law that allows people to give unlimited funds to candidates and not tell how much or who it is. This should alarm anyone who loves this country and laws like this will guarantee a fascist state sooner than later. Stop voting for Republicans who are causing this.

 7)CATO Institute- Here is another right wing think tank that is actively trying to destroy all protections for people like Social Security, unemployment and anything else that sounds like welfare. According to their data, and repeated ad naseum by the gullible, people on welfare are living high on the hog with new cars, boats, lobster every night and trips to the Riveria. Most are struggling to survive but whose counting. They talk about people not getting off welfare because it pays better than minimum wage, not seeing that as an issue in and of itself. Why would anyone take less money than the pittance they have? And before someone regurgitates more CATO nonsense about how people at low wage work rarely stay at that pay level, should actually talk to people who make minimum wage where the average person is there for at least three years, making slave wages, before maybe, a small raise will happen. You cannot survive in today's world on $8 an hour. Try it. You'll fail. The country is failing and these idiots are helping it happen.
8)DOJ- For some inane reason, the Obama administration filled  paperwork this week that would grant immunity to George W. Bush for war crimes committed when he was president. I've seen this movie before starring Ford and Nixon and the I got to tell you that ending sucked. Besides Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld and a dozen others were named as also needing a free pass for the atrocities they caused well everyone. They not only wrecked Iraq and Afghanistan, they did a pretty good job here as well. Congrats. How about we do something right  for once and let these fuckers burn?

9)Tepco- Turns out the Fukushima plant is much, much worse than previously thought and many are starting to panic. Problems that could have been solved years ago have been allowed to fester as we are given a first hand look over how corporation handle disasters which is PISS POOR! Did no one watch Exxon flounder decades ago with the Valdez? Or the BP/Halliburton oil spill that led to nothing being done to fix the problem? Radioactive water is now polluting the ENTIRE Pacific Ocean and may lead to a huge spike in radiation sickness on the West Coast, as well as a possible plunge in fish that will be still edible. I showed in a previous post that fish deaths are way up these last few months and some are directly tied to the Fukushima plant. This bad in many ways.
10)Syria- I still think this whole thing is a false flag operation done by the rebels to get international support for their failing rebellion. Overall, it was a great strategy because it just might work. Anywhere from 100 to 1300 people died in a suspected chemical attack which is getting a lot of scrutiny due to the timing. Either Assad has gone insane and decided to use chemical weapons when the entire world was watching or rebels gassed their own people and blamed Assad for it which seems much more likely. The bad part about it is we may have to intervene regardless or look weak. We can't have so called red lines and back done when they get crossed. That's how to get killed. War drums are sounding again and it is possible this could lead to WW3 if Iran and Russia get involved which is possible. All in all, with the economy tumbling, this may be our government's only hope of not going under. So a massive war or a Depression that makes the one in the 30's look tame in comparison. Wonderful. So congratulation Syria and whoever fired those chemical weapons you are indeed douchebag of the week.

Thursday, August 22, 2013


There has been a lot of things going lately that are super suspicious as to why are these are all happening right now. Syrian rebels are allegedly hit by a chemical attack at the same time as UN investigators are there for previous claims. Michael Hastings is said to have had pot and meth in his system but in such small levels as to not have been an impairment. Guess which factoid the press latched on to, and if you guessed "minuscule amount," you would be wrong. Another crazy person gets a gun and almost shoots more children and again guess which part of that sentence gun control advocated screamed about? And lastly, we see yet another case of black on white violence yet people are still bitching about George Zimmerman who wasn't even white. When did we lose any sense of reason in this country?

Let's start with the most recent unfolding story which is that the NASDAQ had been shut down for several hours today due to some sort of unnamed glitch. Whether this was caused by an flash crash, a hacker attack or some sort of technical issue is yet to be determined but it sent the NASDAQ down while the stock market rose 66 points for some inane reason. All the signs are there that something bad is going to happen.

The news and government are crowing about the recent steep rise in home prices and mortgages as a sign the economy is recovering when nothing of the sort is actually occurring. Individual buyers have shrunk to a whopping 40% of all buyers, the rest being bought en masse by flippers which are the only reason housing is going up, ala 2008 all over again. Everything that crashed the system the first time is occurring again and the government and media are ignoring all the signs that the rest of can see. And it's not just here but overseas as the EU economy continues to slowly implode. Greece is going to need yet another bailout because, as I've said a million times, the actions they are taking will NEVER work and they are just throwing good money after bad now. We need to follow Iceland's example of arresting the bankers, breaking them up, getting rid of all the politicians who decided this course of action and giving people their houses free and clear of all debt. Funny how that actually worked while the rest of spin our wheels uselessly.

Treasuries are continuing to climb, an ominous sign as if they rise to far, people will stop buying them and the entire world economy will go with it when the derivative market crashes, which at this point, is inevitable. That market has a liability as high a one quadrillion dollars, or more money than anyone on Earth has. When it goes down, the entire world will go with it. And the first cracks in it's armor are starting to show. Investors are starting pull money from treasury bond at a staggering pace, with the near $70 billion removed in June a record. This month $20 billion more fled. China and Japan are two of the biggest sellers who are also the two highest foreign investors as well. The fact the we have seen a huge number of Hindenburg Omens these past few weeks does not inspire confidence as well.

As for the so called Housing Marker rebirth, Fannie and Freddie are reportedly billions in debt, as are most of the banks who have been hiding their toxic assets in a game of whack a mole. There are millions of foreclosed homes that are sitting idle as to not crash the market, a lot of them I would guess are in places like Detroit which has zero hope of unloading them anytime soon.

Retail continues to suffer with Target, Walmart, Home Depot, Sears, JC Penney and others all reporting less than stellar sales and even worse projected growth for the next quarter, including Christmas which they see as dismal. How is any of this signs that our economy is improving? It isn't and most of us know it.

But other stories raise hackles as well, especially the so called chemical attack on Syrian rebels. If true, Assad is the stupidest man on the face of this Earth. Who uses chemical weapons when you know full well that UN investigators are there looking into previous attacks? It is much more likely rebels gassed their own people in a false flag attack to get international support for the failing rebellion. By the way for all you conspiracy theorists out there, this is what a false flag attack looks like not two morons blowing up innocent people at the Boston Marathon. A false flag attack is done to elict support for your cause, not the deaths of a few people that barely rasies an eyebrow.

And then there are these two stories this week, one involving yet another dangerously insane individual who is walking the streets even though he was a proven danger and two black thugs (and one white one) that is surprisingly racist in every sense of the word.

Michael Brandon Hill, 20, walked into an Atlanta elementary school and opened fire, luckily not hitting anyone. When police returned fire, he gave up in a rare moment of lucidity. Many will laser focus on the fact that he had an AK-47 and rev up the old chestnut of gun control, missing the real culprit here. In every case of a shooting over the last decade, the person doing it was dangerously, mentally ill and should have been off the streets long before violence occurred. If you don't believe me, look it up and see the one common denominator in all of the cases is insanity. In Hill's case, he was diagnosed with being bi-polar, schizophrenic, had ADD and other unnamed illnesses. He had recently stopped taking his medication with predictable results. When are we going to realize that as long as we let people like this walk among us unrestricted, no matter of gun control is going to protect us. This guy threatened to shoot his brother and burned his parent's house down but he's fine to walk around unsupervised. Incredible. And people bitch about pit bulls when this is much more dangerous.

Oddly, part of the problem may be the Republicans desire to throw more and more of us to the wolves as one of the reasons given why he stopped taking his medication was his Medicaid had run out. Georgia has been throwing more and more people off of Medicaid roles and now a school full of kids almost paid the ultimate price. Elections have consequences and anyone voting for the GOP down there, almost voted to kill their children. Keep up the good work because this WILL happen again.

Anyone with this level of mental illness needs to be under constant supervision and even commitment. We better figure out a way to pay for all this because the alternative is a classroom full of dead kids. Your choice.

Lastly, I want to talk about the three bored teens James Francis Edwards Jr, 15 and  Chancey Allen Luna, 16 who were charged with first-degree murder on Tuesday. Police say the two killed Christopher Lane, 22 on Friday. Michael Dewayne Jones, 17, was charged with being an accessory after the fact and with using a vehicle during the discharge of weapon. Apparently, the three belonged to a "wannabe" gang which they said was an offshoot of the Crips, but had no real connection with the violent LA street gang. They were caught so quick because they threatened to kill another 17 year old if he didn't join their gang who immediately went to the police. Some have suggested the killing was part of a gang initiation, something rumored to be what the Crips do so that's not that much of a stretch.

The two black defendants' Twitter accounts are filled with racist rants against white people, which is odd as the driver is white. This case has ALL the earmarks of a hate crime but there is little chance of that being used as it is only apparent in the rare white on black violence cases but never the reverse. The stupid part is that if you look at the statistics you are much more likely to see black people attacking white people because of their skin color than the reverse, yet the media never sees it that way. The odd man out case of racism of white on black violence gets all the press, while stories like this seem to fall by the way side. Black people are more racist than white people nowadays and the stats prove it. Stop teaching hate for God's sake, black people. You do know there are more of us than you right?

The fact that these two had a gun is also a cause for concern. Where did three gangster wannabes (just like Trayvon Martin) get a 22 and shotgun? They certainly didn't go and buy one. If their parents gave them one, then they should be charged as well as accessory after the fact. The same goes for Hill who somehow got an AK-47 which still isn't clear if he borrowed or stole it. Either way, the owner should face some sort of charges as well. This is how to affect gun control without taking away everyone's rights. If someone does something stupid with a gun, and you are at fault, you are going to jail too. Period.

The long and the short of it is there is a lot of stupid people out there and everytime something happens, they kneejerk toward the obvious without looking deeper as to what really might be going on. Regular readers know more than these idiots so take pride in that. But if we continue down this road, it won't make much difference.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


In the most under-reported story of the last few decades, few outside of Japan realize that the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant is still giving off dangerous radiation. Now mind you most of the problems are limited to the Japanese region which will most likely be uninhabitable for the next few centuries. And while the world may not be in danger of radioactive clouds, the Western US is still vulnerable as well as food supplies and the Pacific Ocean.

Every day, 300 tons of radioactive water is being released into the Pacific. There is no scientific consensus as to what will be the long term damage from this. It is also estimated that over 1300 nuclear fuel rods still need to be removed. As they all have to be done by hand, the risk of a nuclear meltdown increases dramatically. The cesium-137 contained within those rods is 14,000 higher than the radiation given off by the bombs in Nagasaki and Hiroshima combined. All of that radiation is being pumped into the ocean in huge numbers every day with no idea how this will affect local wildlife or the ecosystem in general. Cesium levels in the Pacific have increased ten fold since 2011 and could take up to 40 years to fix. No hurry guys.

Health wise, this disaster has allegedly already helped increase a huge spike in animal and human deaths. No while it is impossible to say for sure whether Fukushima is responsible for these deaths, it is telling that all of this occurred right AFTER the plant went belly up. 150 Marines and Navy personnel are suing Tepco and Japan for radiation sickness they got while serving on ships that were close to the plant. Even worse, according to the International Journal of Health Services, 14,000 people have died in this country alone from fallout. This occurs as even one isotope of radioactive material can kill infants, the elderly or anyone with falling health. Infant mortality has spiked tremendously throughout the West Coast by as much as 7%.  Here's a snippet from the report:

An estimated 14,000 excess deaths in the United States are linked to the radioactive fallout from the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear reactors in Japan, according to a major new article in the December 2011 edition of the International Journal of Health Services. This is the first peer-reviewed study published in a medical journal documenting the health hazards of Fukushima.[The authors] note that their estimate of 14,000 excess U.S. deaths in the 14 weeks after the Fukushima meltdowns is comparable to the 16,500 excess deaths in the 17 weeks after the Chernobyl meltdown in 1986. The rise in reported deaths after Fukushima was largest among U.S. infants under age one. The 2010-2011 increase for infant deaths in the spring was 1.8 percent, compared to a decrease of 8.37 percent in the preceding 14 weeks.

As a result of studies like this, the US and Canada no longer release information to the general public about radiation levels. Thanks. They have also increased the amount of radiation levels allowed in our food and water that instead of killing one out of 10,000 will now off an estimated one in 23. Thanks Obama. Experts say there is no compelling reasons to raise these levels except for greed, corruption and cronyism.

Our food supply is no better with some sort of viral hemorrhagic disease affecting fish in British Columbia. Apparently they are bleeding from the eyes, gills and mouth. MMMM yummy. In just the last two months, there has been an unreported epidemic of fish die off world wide. Now while some can be attributed to things that cause typical fish deaths, many seem odd. Here's a list of all of them:

-July 18, 2013: 20 acres of fish ponds full of dead fish in Shandong, China
-July 18, 2013: Hundreds of dead Stingrays wash ashore in Veracruz, Mexico
-July 18, 2013: 10,000 lbs of dead fish found in a lake in Nanjing, China
-July 18, 2013: Thousands of fish dead from “lack of rain” in Sugar Lake, Missouri
-July 18, 2013: Large numbers of fish washing up on the shores of Lake Michigan
-July 19, 2013: 2,000 dead fish found in a lake in Vollsmose, Denmark
-July 19, 2013: Hundreds of fish turning up dead in Holter Lake, Montana
-July 19, 2013: THOUSANDS OF TONS of fish have died in Lake Tondano, Indonesia
-July 20, 2013: 3,000 fish found dead in a creek in Madison County, Ohio
-July 21, 2013: Hundreds of fish found dead in a creek in Laille, France
-July 22, 2013: Hundreds of dead fish found in Lake George, Massachusetts
-July 22, 2013: Large fish kill at Grand Lake in St. Marys, Ohio
-July 23, 2013: Hundreds of dead fish in a park pond in Youngstown, Ohio
-July 24, 2013: Massive fish kill washes up in a lagoon in Venice, Italy
-July 24, 2013: Thousands of dead fish in Lake Bulwell causes shock in Nottingham, England
-July 24, 2013: 30,000 fish dying PER DAY in fish farms in Ratchaburi Province, Thailand
-July 24, 2013: Masses of dead fish found in River Lea in England
-July 24, 2013: Hundreds of dead fish found in Provo River, Utah
-July 25, 2013: Hundreds of fish found dead in a park pond in Birmingham, England
-July 26, 2013: Hundreds of thousands of fish dying from “red tide” in South Korea
-July 26, 2013: Thousands of dead fish found floating in River Dender, Ath, Belgium
-July 26, 2013: Mass fish die-off in a river in Moscow, Russia
-July 26, 2013: 25,000 dead fish “is a mystery” in Pittville Lake in Gloucestershire, England
-July 26, 2013: 20,000 fish die along a 5 mile stretch of river in Jiangshan, China
-July 27, 2013: 10,000 dead fish found in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
-July 27, 2013: Mass death of fish “is a mystery” in a river in Skane, Sweden
-July 27, 2013: Large fish kill in the Bahlui river, “cause unknown” in Romania
-July 28, 2013: 1100 King Salmon found dead in a river in Petersburg, Alaska
-July 29, 2013: Hundreds of dead fish wash ashore “due to pollution” on beach in Veracruz, Mexico
-July 29, 2013: 7 TONS of dead fish recovered from the Keelung river in Taiwan
-July 29, 2013: Thousands of fish die “due to heat and storms” in Handsworth Park, Birmingham, England
-July 31, 2013: 3 TONS of fish die due to “lack of oxygen” in a river in Pilsen, Czech Republic
-August 2, 2013: Thousands of fish dying all over Alaska
-August 6, 2013: Up to 1000 lbs of dead fish washed ashore in Ylane, Finland
-August 6, 2013: 840 dead Salmon found in a creek in Port Coquitlam, Canada
-August 6, 2013: Hundreds of dead fish lining the shore of a pond in Toronto, Canada
-August 6, 2013: 100,000 fish die in the Arkansas River
-August 7, 2013: Thousands of dead fish found floating in a river in Hangzhou, China
-August 8, 2013: Tons of fish washed up on the shores of Karachi, Pakistan
-August 8, 2013: Tens of thousands of fish dying in lakes and rivers all over the U.K.

That's a lot of dead fish. Dead zones are appearing more and more frequently which has nothing to do with Fukishima and more to do with pollution, overpopulation and climate change. All the while, governments do nothing, the media doesn't report it and the general public remains blissfully unaware until they find grandma dead in the tub, their infants stiff and blue and cancer rampant in their community. Fukushima is poisoning us and the government is allowing to happen. Say something now or wait to die. Your choice.

Monday, August 19, 2013


I keep getting comments on this site from people who think the Republicans and democrats are no different. When it comes to corporate greed, both sides fall short. But the Republicans are also hell bent on taking whatever they can from the poor and giving it to the rich in what would make this country a third world nation. They insist on ideas that are whole heartedly wrong, logically inconclusive or hypocritical to the nth degree.

And while some like Dianne Feinstein or Harry Reid may be the poster children for everything that is wrong about the democratic party, they also have people doing the right thing like Al Franken and Elizabeth Warren. The Republicans have absolutely no one who is standing up for the right thing even 50% of the time and that is not acceptable. Until that changes, we as a country have no choice but to back the only other party there is, no matter how misguided some of the policies may be. The alternative is to let the GOP literally destroy this country bit by bit as they are doing. A third party would be nice but as things as structured right now, that is not an option. So we can choose between a turd and a shit sandwich, but at least one comes with mustard.

We have the power to change anything if we wish but we have to get off our fat asses and fight for it. We can't just go home like OWS did or turn into raving loons wearing square hats as the Tea Party became. We need people that are literally willing to die for what they believe in. I write this column knowing full well I am exposing some people and ideas that do not want illumination. There is always that possibility that one day I will disappear and I am fine with that because standing in the shadows waiting to die seems much, much worse.

How bad are things right now? Pretty bad. The news isn't telling you things like there have been six Hindenburg Omens over that past few weeks. This means there is a 75% chance of stock market crash within the next 40 days. Mind you, the last two times the Omen showed up, nothing happened but how lucky can we continue to get? Many top economists say the chances for an economic collapse this year is around 80% and next year it is near 100%. The reason being is that we fixed nothing, literally not one problem that caused the crash of 2008. And many of the same signs seen before crashes in 2008 and 1987 are happening again. The only problem is the next crash is going to be a whole lot worse with the distinct possibility of hyperinflation, a lack of social services and even, anarchy. The other alternative is martial law and a real police state. Both options suck.

The main problem is we have multinational corporations with so much power that they are effectively controlling the government now. Welcome to Fascist America. You voted for it, especially the Republicans. Check out these facts:

The GOP and corporate media have kept telling us that Social Security is going broke and we can't afford it anymore. The main reason it is going broke is corporations pay no taxes, give slave wages which helps contribute less to taxes and make sure that idiotic cap on SS wages stays put, further endangering the fund. Lifting the cap alone would fund SS through the end of the century. Profits are at a 60 high while taxes are at a 60 year low and corporations want it even lower.

As said in previous posts, corporations are holding trillions in dollars in off shore accounts to avoid paying taxes. Try that as a private citizen and count the minutes until you go to jail. Corporations not only pay no taxes, they get money back from the treasury. Every American here should be pissed about that. We constantly hear we have the highest tax rate for companies on Earth but that is a lie. Yes the "official" rate is 35% but no multi-national corporation pays that, with the highest being 12% and the lowest being negative 8%. Wells Fargo not only didn't pay taxes last year, they got 8 billion back in tax credits. WTF? Think of what good that money could have been used for.

Bank of America illegally foreclosed on million of houses, got a slap on the wrist and then paid no taxes on $4 billion in profit. These scum bags are still throwing people out into the street illegally and no one cares. But open an abortion clinic or gay bar and the sky is falling. Priorities people.

Here's the worst part: the CEO's of these companies and billionaires like the Koch Brothers are actively convincing the stupider Americans that these are good ideas by giving them names like "tax reform" or "entitlement reform" but in reality are gutting systems in place to help the least fortunate. And some out there are arguing for it even though they are poor or middle class and will be most affected by said changes. Unbelievable.

So this is why both parties may suck, but at least the democrats for the most part are not trying to gut entitlements, although Obama should be mentioned that he IS trying to gut entitlements as he keeps going back to the awful chained CPI idea that would break this country's back. Luckily, many of the democrats in Congress do not share this idea. Republicans are all for it. And some of you out there are voting for it. Remember come 2014 that unless the Republican running is a super moderate who has ideas that will advance the country (good luck finding that), you MUST vote against them. Or wait until everything you hold dear is gone. The choice is moot. I do not support the democrats blindly and in some cases would vote against them. If for example Weiner or Filner ran against a Republican, unless the guy was Hitler 2.0, I would not be voting democrat then. But those choices are few and far between. There are good democratic candidates out there. Let's make sure they get into office next year.

Sunday, August 18, 2013


The history of the world is littered with the dead hopes and dreams of people who reached too far. Joe McCarthy watched his career go from all powerful to a shattered husk lying on a rock. The Tea Party is destroying the Republican party with their idiocy that many are beginning to shun. But no one beats the Muslim Extremists who, after a week of stupidity and violence, are starting to see other, more moderate Muslims, finally stand up to them and tell them to fuck off, sometimes with lethal results. Let's see those runner ups.

1)Pepsi flavored Cheetos- Already available in Japan, this ill conceived flavor combo is already giving me the squirts. According to brave soles who have eaten this horrific "treat," the cheese has been replaced by a cola flavor that, wait for it, fizzes in your mouth. Excuse me while I hurl. My girlfriend is Japanese and let me tell you, they eat some weird shit. But this is beyond comprehension. Here's what one guy said it tasted like:

"The first sensation, which I did not expect, was a very acidic bite," wrote Impulse Buy writer Steve. "It tries to capture the citrus notes of Pepsi, but it's over the top. Too lemony. The sweeter cola flavor is there but it's subtler and overpowered by the intense citrus."


2)Puppy Killers- Anyone who knows me knows that I like animals more than most people. I've worked with dogs in various capacities as well as cats, turtles and ferrets professionally. But I love puppies more than anything else. And If I ever saw what some people did to puppies this week in person, chances are I would have killed these assholes where they stood. In Marbleton, Georgia, Robert Davis beheaded two puppies left in his care by a neighbor who now wishes he had never done so. Davis says he doesn't know why he did it, and I don't care. This man is supremely dangerous and will kill again if allowed. I know this isn't anything close to a death penalty case, but I would argue different. This man should never be let free but will as killing puppies isn't going to get him a life sentence. Someone is going to pay for that oversight.

And then there is this story in Platsburg, NY about 24 puppies dumped by the side of the road by a pet shop owner because of his wife's animal cruelty charges. Oh the irony. Michael and Tammy Statley are now facing new charges as five of the puppies died before being rescued. These two sick fucks should be covered in sugar and thrown into the nearest fire ant hill. Is this what we are becoming as a society? If it is, I hope the whole world burns.

3)The Police- Speaking of getting old, the hits continue again with another round of douchebag cops breaking the law and terrorizing the innocent. They should take a long hard look as to what is going on with extremist Muslims and realize that that fate may be awaiting them if they continue their Gestapo tactics. In Georgia, several police officers were caught on video making threats against a family at 1:30 AM while serving a warrant for failure to pay a civil fine of $1000 which was a whopping fifteen days late. Who Hoo stop the presses for these miscreants. Why was this necessary at 1:30 in the morning? Why threaten a family with canning, tasering and getting shot for a civil fine? They are, of course, seeking a lawyer. And then there is the case of a massive response that included SWAT, helicopters and a ten hour search for pot (which didn't exist) on an organic farm in Arlington, Texas. One arrest was made for a misdemeanor, parking tickets. In St Louis, SWAT was used to serve an administrative warrant. According to the police there, all warrants are accompanied by SWAT regardless of severity. How expensive is that? Lots. This is from Huff Post:

SWAT teams have been called out to perform regulatory alcohol inspections at a bar in Manassas Park, Va.; to raid bars for suspected underage drinking in New Haven, Conn.; to perform license inspections at barbershops in Orlando, Fla.; and to raid a gay bar in Atlanta where police suspected customers and employees were having public sex. A federal investigation later found that Atlanta police had made up the allegations of public sex.

This is why we have AR-15's and the like. As long as the cops continue to terrorize the public at large, gun laws need to be expanded, not diminished, unless feeling the heel of some jackbooted thug is your idea of a good time. The police are out of control and we need to put a stop to it one way or another. Sooner or later, this will go to far and innocent people are going to be put in harms way something fierce.

4)Our Racist Media- After having been under a deluge of bad information regarding the Zimmerman trial, the MSM seems to have been willfully asleep at the wheel over recent stories of black on white violence. A video surfaced recently showing three 15 year old black kids pummeling a 13 year old white kid on a bus after he ratted them out for selling pot on school grounds. Now while I do hate snitches, in this case, the 13 year old was right to tattle. Pot has no business being in a school, especially a dropout prevention school like this one. Funny how the only black person to say anything about this was Allen West, and that guy's nuts. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton must have been on vacation or something because I never heard a peep out of them. Racist douchebags.

And then there is this story which got even LESS attention somehow. The trial of Mona Wilson just got started in Texas with no MSM coverage whatsoever. She is being accused of murdering a ten year old boy, Jonathan Foster. Wilson is black and the boy is white. She kidnapped poor Jon, and then tortured him to death with a blowtorch. Why is this story not getting national attention? Because black on white crime upsets the narrative that white people are all bad and black people are oppressed minorities. The media is selling you a pitch and many are buying it. The Zimmerman trial was nothing more than ratings bating. God forbid they do their job of impartailability and show that all races have evil people in them.

5)Republicans- It appears the Tea Party may do irreversible harm to the party this upcoming election by nominating people that will have no hope in a state wide election. They seem determined to destroy this country all the while wrapping themselves in a flag while holding a cross. Several Congressional seats, long thought to be unbeatable for the democrats, are now showing signs of defeat as the people running for the right all have Todd Akin levels of stupidity that may make them win the primaries and lose the election. Newt Gingrich of all people has rightfully said that unless the GOP has concrete ideas how to fix the problems this country has, rather than blatant denial about them or repeal, repeal, repeal, the party is doomed. As the GOP has killed off every piece of legislation that would help America, what idiot is still voting for these morons? It's the blind leading the stupid. Because of Republicans, every jobs bill for the past five years have been defeated, the number of recent grads making minimum wage has doubled since 2007, food stamps have risen exponentially, all the while the GOP wants to throw more and more of us to the wolves. They have blocked any attempt to raise the minimum wage, using false data as a reason to stop it. They've put more and more of us into debt, especially students. They keep harping on job creators as the reason for tax cuts, yet those so called jobs never materialize. And worst of all, they have killed any hope of clean energy in favor of drilling and fracking which is destroying our environment. The good news for all of this is that if people show up in 2014 to get rid of some of these bums, maybe we can hope for a better future.

6)Bob Filner- Now up to 12 woman accusers for sexual harassment, he has recently completed his two week rehab stint that did absolutely nothing I am sure. 80% of San Diego wants him to resign but he refuses to do so. Who does he think he is, Anthony Weiner?

7)Anthony Weiner- Another dick (pun intended) who won't go away. His numbers have slid so far, Colin Ferguson, the LIE shooter, has a better chance of being mayor than him. He got snippy with one reporter who can't believe that they are still asking him about his shady past. Shocker. Go away please.

8)Muslim Extremists- You know you've gone too far when your own people want you dead. It has been a very bad week for Muslim fanatics. The biggest story is the smackdown Egypt has given them, killing hundreds, wounding thousands and driving the Muslim Brotherhood off the face of the map. Muslims fundamentalists not even attached to the violence have had to go into hiding as people are snatching them off the streets and killing them soon after. That is pissed off. But the Brotherhood overreached and are now paying the ultimate price for their lunacy. Civil war is happening but the extremists are woefully outnumbered and this will not be a good thing for them in the long run. This is also happening elsewhere. In Nigeria, locals have taken to streets just like Egyptian moderates and are killing any suspected extremists to protect their villages after attacks on Christians went too far. A Hezbollah stronghold blew up in Lebanon this week, killing 18. The attackers were Syrian rebels. The Egyptian have doubled down on their idiocy by burning churches as their love of historical objects is akin to an autistic two year old with a glass box. Some have claimed that Islamic children are taught to throw stones at the Sphinx. If true that is horrific. I hate extremists of any religion, but this week, fate has decided that the Muslim ones are getting spanked and I couldn't be happier. This kind of religious fanatics could very well end the Earth. I'd rather see them wiped from the planet before that happens. So congratulation Muslim Extremists you are indeed douchebag of the week.

Thursday, August 15, 2013


You know you've gone too far when your own religion turns on you. Muslim extremists are finally being stood up to by their own people as their nonsense has crossed the Rubicon. Egypt is in flames right now as the army has decided to remove Morsi supporters from public squares who say the election was stolen from them, an issue not without some merit. As of right now the death toll is approaching 600 with thousands wounded. Morsi dug his own grave by moving too far to the right and led to an uprising among the people. The funny part is that people in this country calling for the deaths of all these protestors are the same people trying to inject their religion into the lives of everyone with their anti-gay and anti-abortion stances.

Egypt is not alone as Tunisia, Nigeria and Lybia have had their own uprisings versus the religious right. Is it possible that moderate Muslims have finally had enough and trying to bring down these religious extremists? Here's hoping. We could use some of that fight here against the religious right who keep trying to force their beliefs down our throats. Being anti-gay is pure bigotry. Being anti-abortion is your view not mine with fundamental difference on when life begins, and it isn't at conception as the Bible says so. Don't believe me? Here's a few quotes for you:

Genesis 2:7,   He “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and it was then that the man became a living being”.  

Job 33:4,  “The spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.”

Therefore, life begins at first breath, not conception, which is never mentioned anywhere in the Bible, just like the Rapture. But the religious right reads what the want into scripture and this is just more proof.

While Egypt burns, some Muslims in this country have decided to see how far they can push before we break. In what can only be described as the king of all bad ideas, a group of Muslims, called the Million Muslim March have decided to march on DC on, wait for it, 9/11. This is a riot waiting to happen. The worst apart about this march is that I don't entirely disagree with their platform seen below:

We are demanding that laws be enacted protecting our 1st amendment . We are asking President Obama to fulfill his promise from his first campaign for Presidency of a transparent government. Lastly we are asking for the release of the 9/11 commission report to the American people.

If any group on Earth wanted the truth about 9/11 more than Muslims, I'll eat my hat. See some of my earlier columns about some of the reasons why I doubt the official story; the biggest being that there is no doubt that the military lied about the official sequence of events as noted by the 9/11 Commission for reasons unknown. Like everything else it faded away as the public was distracted by bread and circuses. There is a lot of speculation about 9/11 that is ridiculous. And others, like the laughable CGI video that shows how the plane hit the Pentagon, is NOT possible according to every pilot I have ever talked with. But I digress.

While I sympathize with Muslims in this country who get a bad rap for following their faith, I also find this action incredibly stupid and downright suicidal. This has blood and bullets written all over it. There has to be a better way to get your message across than to dare every psychopath in a six state radius for a free for all. Don't do this. Please.

Not to be outdone, the Federal Government has decided to go into stand up with Obama and John Kerry speaking out against the violence in Egypt, blissfully unaware that I could substitute "Morsi Suporters" for "OWS" and not miss a beat. It is majorly hypocritical to demonize a country for doing the exact same thing we did here to the 99% in parks across the nation. The only difference between the two, is the the OWS movement was unarmed and, after being ousted, went home. The Morsi supporters are well armed and are not giving up any time soon. The odd part is that maybe the Morsi supporters had it right. At least they are fighting for what the believe in, no matter who wrong headed it might be. Our neo-hippies gave up and left, the movement a shadow of what it once was.

Ultimately, the Morsi supporters are going to lose but not before doing what may be irreversible damage to their country and their religion. Muslim extremists are getting more and more push back for doing evil deeds in the name of Allah and sooner or later, they will be either extinguished from the planet or they'll take all of us with them. I am still worried that one nut job will get hold of some WMD and use it in a major city damning all Muslims worldwide to what will almost certainly be a genocide of unheard proportions. I do not want that. The fact that moderates are finally standing up to the them gives me hope that my doomsday prediction will not come true.