QFRN: Quest for Real News

It’s Friday the 13th.  Triskaidekaphobia.  Comey’s off monetizing his Trump book.  Trump is moving on with no interview.  We call it “tit-for-raid.”  China’s got us by the trade balls. And Syria’s going to blow up over pipelines, resources, and regional power.

Next?

The problem is none of this is actionable.  And that’s the key thing. You see….

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…in Business School there is an important distinction taught between data – a pile of raw, unprocessed facts.  Contrast this with information – which is data pulled together into something useful, like a context. Information is actionable.

Data that does not become information is useless.  Still, it fills the over-supply of news channels.

Even when the pile of data grows exponentially (as in the Trump-Mueller fiasco, it’s useless information..

That’s because now matter how worked-up you get, there’s not a damn thing you can do about it.  I mean, besides keeping-on with the check-writing as a taxpayer.  Ultimately, you’re paying for this whole pathetic, bubbling cauldron of sh*t that passes as “news.”

Don’t believe it.

Let’s Run Some Numbers

Life for most of us run about 30,000 days.  That’d bring you from womb climb-out to age 82.  Odds are fair that you might live a little longer.  The 82-figures-in how  people will die in accidents, wars, and early-ending disease.  30,000 days is a baseline.

By now, let’s say you’re 40.  This means you’re down to 15,330 days, on average.

At 69 – and using a different model because I know my personal risks, I figure about 9,000-days to run.

For ALL of us, “The Mission” is to burn each of those days in the most effective possible way:

  • Get us the best education and memory package that we can leave the silliness of “Escape Room Earth” with.
  • If there’s an Afterlife, you want the best memories and the best possible report card.
  • Keep something approaching optimal health given the hand your parents dealt you. Study what works.
  • Make enough money to have a satisfying, self-actualizing existence.
  • Since getting a post office box that automatically fills up with money is rare, you’ll need to actually do something of value to others and be rewarded with a decent income.
  • To do something people will pay (a lot) for, you may need an education, an apprenticeship, a trade school, a mentor. A hitch in the Navy.
  • And you’ll need a high level of self-motivation and a clear vision of your own ability to get where you’re going.  Helps to have unshakable faith and high personal confidence that you are among the  highest local expressions of the Universe and are therefore unstoppable.  (Zeus the Cat says no, he is…)

Meanwhile, back at the “News…”

These are the metrics we try to hold to around here.

When I run across a story like this one – about how too much sitting may increase the chance of later-year dementia – I make a note to mention it to you and then check my own actionable response.

For example, I have a timer that insists every 50-minutes I get up, walk around for 5-minutes, even a slow jog on the treadmill, to keep the metabolism up.

Vitamins and supplements (such as the daily aspirin) help keep the blood thinned out a bit.  Less chance of a clot, you see?

A second useful news item this morning deals with energy depletion.  Gas prices will be going up this year on the order of 14-percent.

Actionable responses?  All of my children drive sensible (albeit boring) cars.  A Kia, a Versa, a Prius…so the impact of this story on the kids should be low.  Yours?

One of my daughters and I talked about Texas (southern) gas prices versus gas in the go-go city (Seattle).  $2.87 on www.gasbuddy.com (great resource!) and here  we’re running $2.17’ish.

Actionable?  If your vehicle is not in the 35-MPG range, you haven’t been paying attention.  Is it time to change?  As Oilman2 counsels:  Depletion never sleeps.

Bitcoin was up to above the $8,000 level when I checked.  I suppose it could break out to the upside here…but do I want to play digital roulette with my hard-earned dough?  Still smacks of the Iraqi dollar Ponzi.

Just because new cryptos have been made-up right and left, that doesn’t mean any of them are worth a damn.

Not that you won’t make money – you could be lucky.  We put it in the same category as “Let’s go to Vegas and bet the payroll.

We can do better at home, day trading.  Gambling at its finest and no hotel bills.

What Else is Newsworthy, Then?

Our news-scanning website is for exactly this purpose.

We observe how in a “Trade war backfire: Steel tariff shrapnel hits U.S. farmers.”

That trade-talk will end up at the supermarket check-out shortly.  Prices doing up is called inflation and that may put something of a floor under hard assets like gold and silver, for example.  Food and Oil, too.  Again: Useful.

The Social Justice crap is hopeless…it’s already driving people out of the workforce. I’ll tell you that story next week.

Turning what had been workable teams into a “hostile workplace” seems to be spreading.  Lame-brained managers of today, steeped in a fog of “‘ism’s,” can’t cope.

We believe everyone’s equal at the starting blocks of life, but those who work harder, run faster, well, they ought to still win.  Both sexes are equal and yada, yada.

Did you see, however:  UBS Reveals Top Reason Married Women Step Aside in Long-Term Financial Decisions: They Believe Their Husbands Know More.

NO!  This is not sexist or privilege…(snowflake brains being smaller).  It’s an expression of how in a working relationship, the healthy thing is for partners to defer to the one with most in-depth knowledge.

Pretend I didn’t say that.  Common Sense is becoming a hate-crime.  SJW has a stockyard smell to it.  Head west of Amarillo on I-40 for a refresher course.  You’ll smell bullshit there, too.

Equality isn’t about equal, anymore.  We’re seeing the monetization of shame.  JFW (*hust freaking wonderful!)

Take this story: ACLU sues on behalf of atheist who opposed ‘In God We Trust’ display,

Did you notice that when a much bigger assault on the Constitution was underway the ACLU was MIA?

I refer to Donald Trump’s attorney’s office being raided.

What happened to the inviolable wall that kept prosecutors out of attorney-client privilege?

I have lost faith in the ACLU as a result.  They aren’t about protecting Constitutional rights, seems to us, so much as they are about protecting anti-Americanism.  The two are different animals.

As reported elsewhere, “Dershowitz: For ACLU, getting Trump trumps civil liberties”  Damn shame, I was a member once.  No more.

I’m sure if Trump were to burn a flag, though, they’d be right there.  Don’t misunderstand.

SJW has missed the boat on racism and it’s now more about monetizing social websites like FB.  Likes and ad money…monetization is what America does.

People aren’t talking about the deep-seated racism that matters, either.  I’ll show you what I mean:  Take this story: Fewer dental cavities found in young people, but minorities still most at risk.

Know why that is?  Poorer parenting.  Worse food choices.  And because Big Food markets the sugary and hollow calories to lower income group, possibly?

I noticed this callous corporate racism in the 1970’s when all my black friends smoked Kool menthols, for example.  Is marketing high fructose corn syrup to minorities any more ethical?  I’m thinking NOT.

You following the drift of this morning’s diatribe?

We have plenty of things to contemplate today, in stories like U.S. trade war fears ripple through China’s ‘workshop of the world’  That’s actionable.

L.A. Breakdown

Are you too young to remembers the Jack Jones song L.A. Breakdown?  (Larry Marks original here.)

California may be split into two states.  That’s actionable, for sure:

Leave both..

Let’s name NewSoCal something creative.  How about Toast?

For Makers?  Fine weekend to hit the free and the materials sections of Craigslist.  See if there’s something we can Fix, Repair, of Make.

Or, we could piss away those last 10,000 days on FB or Twitspew.  Start a Social Justice Farmers page….Naw…

Tomorrow, Peoplenomics  lays out a couple of new classes of software which should be along shortly as the nature of computing changes.  And of course, all the charts.

With the Dow futures up 75, think about who’s running your life.

We mentioned in Digital Fasting the other day, the key is to put as much planning into your inputs as you put into planning, oh, what to wear or eat today.

It’s your call, your outcome.

Moron Monday….so to speak.

Comments

QFRN: Quest for Real News — 67 Comments

  1. “We believe everyone’s equal at the starting blocks of life, but those who work harder, run faster, well, they ought to still win.”

    No matter if your wrestling with God or the Devil, To truly know your enemy is to truly know yourself.

    And Competing in a rigged game is foolishness.

  2. it is easy for MSM to play anyone for fools here is a fake news story..
    I truly think that the whole incident with gas attack was made up to try and pursuade president Trump and Putin to set our two countries on a collision course for war..
    Here is a prime example below at just how easy it is.. the bottom broadcast is fake.. totally fake..
    like the war of the worlds radio broadcast.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXPtpIeadNc

    • I believe that the president had to do the surgical strikes so he didn’t look weak as well..save face for letting the truly evil people suck him in..

      • Yeah he’s been manipulated into the msm narrative… There’s so much behind the official storyline related to NATO and the pipeline to free europe of Russian gas… Notice how Merkel isnt involved publicly…she’s the go between since she and Putin are buds.

  3. Quest for Real News:

    Sad to Announce but there is an opening in the late night spectrum. RIP Art BELL.

    Has anyone contacted you yet?

    • RIP art..for years I’d turn the radio on and listen to the show while I worked.
      He will be missed

  4. Someone wrongly replied ” we/America see no benefits to these conflicts/wars. ”

    Sorry friend, but you are completely wrong. I will mention a few positives that most Americans are oblivious to.

    These conflicts are often about keeping the greenback in its position as the worlds most powerful currency. Many of the nations we have attacked/ invaded had planned to stop using the petro dollar and switch to other currencies or gold, etc. Keeping the dollar empire alive, benefits America and Americans, and hopefully everyone on this blog understand why.

    Then we have the military aspect of the game.. MIGHT = RIGHT in this prison planet of lies and rat races. These conflicts/ invasions and attacks are done in a OFFENSIVE manner, for many reasons. One is to ensure nations that would be hostile to the U.S. and its interests, cannot become to big of a military player
    { like Russia or china currently is} . Another reason for these offensive attacks is for American military to continue to test new technologies AND, put the world on alert that we will use our military when Americas interests are threatened.

    These are just a few facts about the offensive wars that have happened over the decades. I have to laugh when I see people say things like..

    “AMERICA SHOULD JUST STOP ALL CONFLICTS, AND PULL ALL OUR TROOPS AND MILITARY MIGHT OUT OF OTHER NATIONS AND BRING THEM ALL HOME…AND THEN LET THE U.S TAKE ONLY A DEFENSIVE POSTURE IN REGARDS TO WAR AND CONFLICTS :

    The problem with this is, by doing something like that, you now allow any and all nations to build up a huge military and grow stronger and stronger, to the point that they would become a real threat to America and the petro dollar resulting in a much more devastating war that could become WW3.

    The offensive attacks are meant to keep the conflicts contained and AWAY from America shores, thereby having POSITIVE benefits to America and our society when compared to the alternatives. Yes, I know it sucks that the human race and America must do this…BUT, if we didn’t do it…other nations would. The power vacuum is always filled by other humans, groups, nations, willing to do the things necessary to take control.

    • Darius the third thought like that too,until a Greek upstart showed him otherwise.Empires come and go,always have done always will,thank goodness.

    • American citizens are not benefitting. Your words are pretty, and persuasive, but not right. The trickle down war profiting agenda does not trickle down. It floods up to the few. People have got to see what’s coming for the USA, and it isn’t benefits or privilege.

  5. I understand the SJW thing completely. I just got fired from my last job for joking saying:
    “Lets hire 20 Mexicans to do this job”

  6. I think comey is right,don Trumpeone is biggest godfather in mafia state of america.The forces are Luca Brasi but nuthin personal, just bizness and senator we’re jus part of the same hypocrisy.War is a racket after all said and done.

    • Obviously, you haven’t read the book – so as I said: This is an interview of a Trump-hater by a Clinton admin insider and THAT’s how you make decisions? GAFG

      • War is a racket by Smedley Butler is what I read.Don’t you think what he said still holds good today re us gov gangsterism?Any country who opposes washton is toast.

      • Alex Jones was trump lover not today though.His meltdown change of heart quite funny.

      • I am sorry.. but for my own opinion.. that book is a waste of good paper.. I won’t even think of cracking the cover.. unfortunately fifty years from now there will be some that read it and will question it by comparing it to the rest of the MSM propaganda

      • War is a business . . . and a racket . . . and a religion. (Note that all these nouns are interchangeable.)

        Ever since caveman A was able to convince caveman B that his chipped rocks were that much ‘finer’ tools for hunting, etc. (the distinction between man and animals not being that great) . . . . the drive was on to make profit.

  7. Signs portend a remake of the turtle story:

    Colonial Settlers!

    We would like to begin by acknowledging that the land of Turtle Island upon which we gather is Treaty territory, the traditional territory and homeland of the Aboriginal First Peoples. We pay our respect to that Nation and our ancestors while reaffirming our relationship with the settler tribe interlopers.

    We acknowledge the will of Arkata to begin a conversation concerning the removal of a President McKinley statue as well as that of San Jose regarding a Christopher Columbus statue.

    You of the Wasicu tribes open your eyes and see the smoke on the horizon. Place an ear to the ground and listen to the thunder of approaching hoofbeats.

    • Oh, please, go pound sand somewhere else. They were not the first peoples and they will not be the last peoples, we all be peoples. One nation under God, until the globalists replace the population as they are doing. The last replacement took 400 years but the Indians still have land. This replacement is taking about 60, and is heavily funded, planned, and executed. Most AmeriCANS, will be impoverished.

  8. I am an old man by now, way beyond my expiration date and I cannot write long detailed diatribes any longer. I was extremely lucky during my lifetime, and I have literally no complaints my life.

    The other day I watched an episode on TV about WW2 (“Jew G.I. etc.”) and I thought to myself how stupid were those people? However, while I lived through same it seemed to me to be just right to do what needed to be done at that time. (Notice the discrepancy in my thoughts over time?)

    Here’s what I am driving at: How long did the Dinosaurs survive on earth before the ‘infinite wisdom’ decided to pull the plug on them, because they were unsustainable? Abt. 2oo million years, perhaps? The human species is in a similar position, unsustainable! Anyone having an idea what has happened during just the last 100 years must understand by know that humans were a big mistake to infest the earth with, IMHO, of course. Therefore, Ecclesiastes may have had it right: “Eat, drink, and be merry,” in moderation, of course. Just think about it, and relax.

    • boy you are right on.. I have known people that have lived through the NAZI regime. heard their stories and their nightmares.. started similar to what is going on right now.. and the people are all buying it.. the gun grab.. then the news bombardment.. https://ia800707.us.archive.org/1/items/ZweitesBuch-AdolfHitlersSecretBook/ZweitesBuch-adolfHitler-1928-hitlersSecretBook.pdf

      get the people accustomed to social programs.. then take it back and give it to the upper thirty percent. you gain control of the sentiments of the people to imprison those with.
      ” in truth, that struggle for daily bread, equally in
      peace and war, is an eternal battle against thousands upon thousands of resistances, just as life itself is an eternal
      struggle against death. ADOLF HITLER”
      we should take warning from actions from the past to protect our future.
      I believe we are in the beginning phases of the sixth extinction phase of our planet. will we survive our own selves is a huge question that can be debated for hours on both sides.

      • Dinosaurs left large footprints on earth (I hesitate to say on our planet ;-). Look at the garbage each one of us leaves behind; Bigger than any Dinosaurs’ footprint, and that is NOT sustainable. Enough said!?

  9. “All of my children drive sensible (albeit boring) cars.”

    Exciting cars have their price. Unless you have a substantial income way above the wages of the average bottom feeder. You just can’t afford or justify a large car and still afford to exist.

  10. My actionable response to energy depletion: Downshift to 3rd, floor it, and listen to that flat-six howl, while I still can. :)

    My actionable response to time usage: I only sleep 4-5 hours a day, the rest I’m reading/working/driving/eating/reading, sleeping. And yes, I want to do much more. With my 4-5 hobbies, I can never find/make enough time to get it all in.

    I’d be willing to trade at least two of those hobbies for a place in the country and the items that go with it.

  11. I have mission appropriate vehicles. For moving me around, I have my 40 mpg four cylinder. My main work van is 22 mpg. My heavy hauler is 18 mpg empty and can drag 9 tons if I must. The expense is in insuring and registering these things for the vast majority of time that they just sit idle. Sure, I save on fuel, and they’re all paid for, but the ongoing expenses from overhead is not cheap. I’ve considered pulling one off the road, but still need backup, since there’s no alternative transportation here.

    It’s insane to have to insure each separate vehicle when we can simply insure drivers. I can only drive one at a time!

    For fun, I might pick up an old Prius just to have an EV to play with.

    • Old maybe, depending on how much mileage is on the batteries. Bought one new in ’05. Batteries lasted around 50K miles. They were under warranty so no extra cost. But, even with the government inducement it wasn’t worth the extra cost in gas savings. Buy a Yaris or a Corolla instead. My daughter-inlaw bought a Yaris same time we bought the Prius. She got the same mileage the Prius did for nearly half the sticker. Or, build an electric from scratch yourself.

  12. “All of my children drive sensible (albeit boring) cars. A Kia, a Versa, a Prius…so the impact of this story on the kids should be low. Yours?

    One of my daughters and I talked about Texas (southern) gas prices versus gas in the go-go city (Seattle). $2.87 on http://www.gasbuddy.com (great resource!) and here we’re running $2.17’ish.”

    For us it’s budget..since everyone was told pay wasn’t going up we did the math and realized we had to cut many places to maintain the same level. And bought the plug in.. then the horror story. Heck the teller at the bank. After travel expenses and daycare makes.. 1.62 cents a week.. the reason she keeps the job. Healthcare insurance. I had one job months wages 307.00 after insurance.
    The thing was gas prices go up a dime a gallon and any distance at all your loss of spendable income is huge. Wages aren’t following. Now the benefits of the plug in..The grocery store.. free plug in for electric car (we have the first just like solar) the restaurant has a charge point. Employers have plug ins.. after a month I filled the car. Two gallons.. the power companies wanting to expand their market place .. cut your costs in half total savings two weeks groceries for one person or 150.00 a month that is even considering that those savings are from the costs difference from a Prius.

    • Have you looked into Samaritan Ministries yet? How about Liberty Healthcare? Has ONE person on this comment site looked into them?

  13. Re: dental-poor and unaware get more amalgams and more glyphosate(Roundup).
    Proof of mercury as primary root cause of all sickness.
    Mercury can be connected to almost all and possibly ALL chronic health conditions, symptoms and cancers.
    List of searches to verify this: methyl mercury, ethyl mercury, mercury accumulation in soft(fat) tissues, mercury sources, mercury detox, magnesium depletion – Medline associations (200 to 300 documented), magnesium-calcium association in muscle control, plaque buildup and pancreas/immune system health. Selenium-mercury-nervous system (electrical-chemical connections), glyphosate role binding essential minerals etc. in soil migrating to meat and vegetables.
    For economic and political influence (cover up) follow the money to pharma. Allopathic history (Rockefeller 1923), MSM and political reliance on pharma money.

    • As part of my job over the years I’ve reviewed many “Materials Safety Data Sheets”. I have yet to see a paint, primer, solvent or glue that isn’t “suspected of causing cancer”. Some have “hazard to unborn children” warnings as well.

      Mercury is definetly a health hazard, but we are swimming in a sea of such hazards.

      • Because of the dual and pernicious way mercury detox operates (especially after saturation) pharma get way with their false “its just old age” diversion to promote their “only treat never prevent or cure” Business Model. It is a perfect enhanced planned obsolescence applied to disable the self repair function of the human body.

  14. The human illness can only be fixed by addressing a few main points / defects in the human race.

    1. We all need the ability to know for sure when something is a lie and something is the truth . Humans do not have this capability ,therefore we shall always be at the mercy of TPTB that spread their dis-information to the masses.

    2. If some type of divine miracle were to take place, allowing all humans to have the power to differentiate between lies and truths , we would then need to be given the genetic traits to actually CARE ENOUGH, for the sake of humanity, to stand up and never allow the lies , to result in inhumanities against other innocent people/nations.
    3. If 1 and 2 were to somehow become reality , then peon humans in society would need to have some effective way , to punish the people in TPTB that spread the evil lies and ensure that evil sociopaths are never allowed to be in control , like they currently are.

    As you can see, these 3 things will never happen with the current mindset and faults of the human race. We have become earths lab rats that have wandered astray. People are more worried about uploading their next selfie on facebook, the being worried about countless innocent people being murdered overseas, based on lies , hegemony and empire building. Society has become a reflection of the corrupt , spoiled , degenerate govt. that represents us.

    • Respectfully your comments suggest just the opposite: the times they are a’ changin’. To the degree and rate that is necessary or desirable to you and I? Well, I sure hope so and doubtless, no would be my answers.
      But dance for joy, work with purpose and tell a story that brings laughter can be a holding position. Those activities represent our kind at its best for this Scots Irish fella!
      Celtexian

  15. Ignore the x38 money printing fractional reserve banks do, on each house debt…on bids..!

    • I hear you.. interesting how Syria wasn’t an issue the fight finished let’s come home.. to it’s serious again. No one else ran in to save the day. Is MSM bought and pushing a dark agenda with fake news.. was trump being played using his softer father side, or was Assad a total idiot to say heck their going home I want them to stay..and do something that horrific.. or is there a darker element playing their Trump softy card to inflame Putin and Trum to set our two countries on a collision course that could affect all of humanity over their greed for power. Who knows for sure as far as we know it could all be true,or MSM is being played right alone with trump and Putin. It’s all a Fermi Paradox..
      Since none of it makes any sense and since we were planning on calling it quits leads me to believe that who ever will gain from placing our countries on a collision course is what’s truly behind the whole story line

  16. On a bit of a tirade this morning huh George? Love it!

    I would disagree with running out and buying a new car just for great mpg. Even though I have a 42 gallon fuel tank in my mid 90’s SUV, there are tangibles beyond the gas pump. First and foremost, I know my vehicle inside and out. Spent 20 years repairing her myself. I have an assortment of parts collected, a wealth of knowledge specific to 350 throttle body motors, and peace of mind that should anything happen, I most likely won’t be stuck on the side of the road/trail.

    I’d have no idea where to even begin with a Prius. Prefer wrenches to volt meters…

    • Sean, I felt the same way about my old Exploder, but you’ll not have to use the voltmeter or turn wrenches if you buy a Prius; that’s whey they’re using them as taxi cabs. 300,000 miles, no problem; just do the required maintenance and use synthetic oil. My plug-in Prius allows me to drive the first 10 miles for free, after that I can reach 60 mpg with no problem. Even the brake pads last 80k due to the regen braking. And with gas here in Socal $3.40 or so, it’s nice to go weeks without needing a fill-up.

      • Wife just bought a Prius Prime that gets the first 25 off the plug in so that it averages 145 to 150 mpg over all. She’s had it for about 1200 miles worth.
        And its a Toyota with an all in extra warranty out 7 years including all electronics. Never had a Toyota that didn’t execute to near perfection.

      • I agree.. best mpg we got out of our 2008 was76 mpg. The daily average mileage back and forth to work is jus under a hundred miles. With the 18 plug in after a month was 2 gallons. The grocery store restaurants are installing charge stations

    • Right on. Have multiple vehicles(8). One for each season and/or use. Non newer than 2001 for DIY reparability. Total Fixed and running costs much less than 1/2 of any one newer vehicle.

  17. The attorney-client privilege does not apply to ongoing or future crimes, conspiracies and frauds. It is alive and well–assuming you’re not planning and committing gangster stuff. Like, say for example, if the Godfather’s consigliere was also an attorney.

    Also, a very typical defense tactic by bad guys is to engage in a smear campaign of the investigation or prosecution of their crimes. Like the O.J. or John Gotti trials, for example. It is usually a loser defense, because the prosecutor or the FBI guy is usually some war hero or Eagle Scout, but sometimes that’s all you got. Best, Mike.

  18. Planets line up this week to open the floodgates for many important events to pour through over the next couple of months, events that are turning points for our country and world.

  19. If people in America truly knew all the facts on the 10s of millions of people that have been murdered overseas, {based on lies , false flags , agendas, keeping the petro dollar king , maintaining Americas military superiority, etc} I wonder if most people in America would care much or would they be more concerned on uploading their newest selfie to narcissistic social media outlets.

    I guess on my end, im torn between knowing what my country does to other nations and the people of those nations , is horrific and depressing BUT, I also know this world is one of ” MIGHT = RIGHT” and in order for any nation to keep their #1 superpower rating on earth, that nation needs to also play OFFENSE when it comes to the art of war, and empire building over the globe. This unfortunately means invading and destabilizing any nations that could possibly become a real threat to Americas empire before those rogue nations become strong enough to truly destroy the petro dollar, Americas military superiority, Americas infrastructure, power grids , corrupt govt systems etc.

    This world is not 1 where vast amounts of humans and nations can be trusted to use and yield power fairly to everyone. It doesn’t work like that on this realm. Whenever there is a power vacuum , it will always be filled by corrupt, power hungry ,lying humans who will play the game of doing whatever is needed to be the enslavers/controller of others .

    I guess the simple message here is, ” MIGHT = RIGHT ” when it comes to the human race and a nations standing on earth. No sky messiahs seems to be interested enough to descend from the clouds and fix these issues on earth that have plagues humans since the beginning so it ‘ game as usual” . I am horrified by the fact that things like the Syrian Gas attacks, could be blatant lies or false flags done by Saudia Arabia, Israel/Mossad or even the U.S….but I understand the tactics of such offensive chess games in war. In the end, the main goal is to maintain hegemony , which directly benefits the American society in more ways then they care to admit or think about. Welcome to the human race. Surely a all knowing, all powerful , all loving creator, could have created humans that were more logical , more intuitive to the lies they are told, more humane and more willing to stand up to pure evil powers on earth.

    • Remember George’s axiom – the movie is the message – remember this one – “Three Days of the Condor”

    • You keep missing the point. The USA citizens don’t and haven’t benefitted from these wars. We are being gutted from within. Only one country benefits and they rule over us in every way, and when they are done with us, they will blow us up.

  20. I have a different take on the Syria thing. Who are two of the wealthiest people on the planet? Trump and Putin. Their money is no good to them in an apocalypse. I assume it’s no fun being a bunker billionaire. So based on my knowledge of human behavior they’re not going to do anything to put their wealth at risk.

    I’d assert that the whole hullabaloo serves them more than any actual dust up. Just as yin needs yang, Putin needs Trump and Trump needs Putin. Everyone knows that a war time leader accrues many advantages. Just compare GBW’s approval #’s on 09/10/2001 to 09/12/2011. And he did nothing to deserve it.

    Folks should look at Syria more as an opportunity for two old frienemies (Russia and the US)to check out what each has under their skirts and churn some military inventory.

    • You have a point.

      There weren’t any “billionaire equivalents” after Rome fell for quite some time.

    • 2 of the wealthiest??? Out of how many? They don’t even come close to the top holders!!!

      • Wealthier than what 99.999999% of the other ants crawling around the planet? Yeah, that makes them two of the wealthiest people on the planet. You disagree?

      • No, Wavecrave, I don’t, respectfully, agree. They aren’t even little fish in a small pond.

  21. Gas here in Saskatchewan Canada sits at $4.52 per gallon. $5.60 in Vancouver.

  22. 1. We need to take over Syria right now and get our resource stealing on track

    2. Yes sir.

    1. The plan is to make Assad look like an evil tyrant who loves using chemical weapons. We want to make the stupid public sentiment to rise up and support our campaign.

    2. Well sir, the last few false flag chemical attacks didn’t seem to help.

    1. Yes they did, it implanted the idea that Assad is using them. No one questioned that Assad had nothing to gain in using them, but we, we have everything to gain – we can have our excuse to fire our missiles.

    2. But public sentiment isn’t there yet.

    1. We can fix that. Get the UK to use a chemical weapon on some Russian spy. That will incense the public and show how evil Assad and Putin is. Also, make sure that story gets front page news for several weeks. Then we can plant a chemical attack in Syria and blame it on Assad. We get the benefits, and the stupid public will buy and support our version of the events.

    2. Hopefully the public are too stupid to see who really gains from all this.

    • “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American Public believes is false.”

      Attributed to William Casey CIA director 1981 – 1987

      This has been going on for a long time. The only way to fix it is to stop the lies. But how do we do that? Millions of lives are at stake.

    • Bemused…You’re on to something….especially that last exchange. Jeez…I don’t know what/who to believe anymore. The swamp is thicker, murkier and stinkier than ever huh?

      • And at the very bottom is big pharma raking in our money and labour.