Bits and Pieces – 20180703, Tuesday

Commentary

I watch a lot of YouTube videos  (we have no TV) for evening entertainment. Their recommendation algorithms throw up really interesting recommendations occasionally and I jot notes to follow up. This post is such a followup catch-up. It will be hopefully brief and somewhat eclectic. as an accumulation of weeks of cryptic sticky notes.

War

Economic Warfare

Trade War

Many years ago I was tracking US debt (Tracking the Ownership of US Debt) on a monthly basis. The principle data source remains the monthly report MAJOR FOREIGN HOLDERS OF TREASURY SECURITIES. Whenever you hear that country X is “dumping” US debt, this is the place to go to corroborator or destroy the claim – and it is usually the latter. Since, as I have argued, the debt held by foreign countries is related to the trade surplus from their balance of trade with the US, the effect of trade wars should begin to be seen here with global declining Treasury holdings. As foreign trade surpluses and hence US dollar balances decrease, the acquisition of US debt should also decrease and total foreign holdings should decrease as these foreign reserves are drawn down to compensate for the trade imbalances.

The data for April 2018 (the latest as of this writing) shows a YOY increase of $109 billion while the peak for the year was in October 2017. A multiyear view would be necessary to see if seasonal factors are in play but overall, there is no dramatic change. China is just below its October high but Russia is down more than 50% YOY which may be a result of economic sanctions eating into foreign reserves.

Psychological Warfare (Psyops)

Propaganda and Fake News

I recently discovered John Pilger, the journalist and documentary film maker. Here he is discussing the fake news  that states are creating with the complicity of the MSM to justify their global aggressions: John Pilger special – Beyond the headlines on Syria, Salisbury, Yemen & North Korea.

Kinetic Warfare

Here’s another of Pilger’s documentaries for which I couldn’t find a link to the full film but only to an introduction: . The film is out – perhaps in theaters or behind a paywall. More on Pilger in the next section.

The American Empire (AE)

Not being a student of history, I stumbled across an organization I’d never heard of that was instrumental in shaping the hegemonic policies of the AE in the late twentieth century, the Project for the New American Century (PNAC). Wikipedia states that the PNAC suggested that the United States should adopt a stance of “benevolent global hegemony.” The AE, in its pursuit of this, has a strange understanding of benevolance. David Icke has a 37 minute video discussing the geopolitics around the PNAC agenda: Who Runs The World? Psychopaths and Liars.

I’ve found another John Pilger document on the Marshall Islands: The Secrets of the Marshall Islands. It’s a half hour video that leads me to ask why the US should not be charged with genocide and crimes against humanity. The AE should be known not as Pax Americana but as Pox Americana.

Climate

Space weather research is revealing how solar storms affect the earth’s geomagnetic field which in turn causes cognitive and psychological problems including suicide: Solar Storm Psyche | From Stress to Suicide. When I describe the earth’s biosphere which includes climate, as a complex, adaptive, dynamic system, you begin to understand the meaning of complexity. This in turn reveals the idiocy of the linear thinking of climate scientists fixated on CO2 as the singular issue of importance.

Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW)

There have been a number of sources disputing the data publicized by NASA and NOAA such as 2017 – The Fakest Year On Record At NASA And NOAA, 2017: Fakest Year On Record At NOAA,
and Another Icon Of Global Warming Drowns. I have published videos in the past of UN officials admitting that the AGW agenda is purely about wealth redistribution and not about climate.

National Politics

Socialism and the Left

Here is a long video, 1 1/4 hours, by Dinesh D’Souza in which he gives us the history of the Democratic party in the US starting around the 18:40 mark.

The Democratic party was the party of slave owners and have essentially remained in that state today. The common narratives around Republicans and Democrats is revealed to be backward. Thisa is an important listen in order to understand the current political dynamic in the US.

Canada

Why I view Canada Day as a day of mourning.

Bits and Pieces

When you’re competing in FX markets you don’t want a weak dong: Vietnam Central Bank Confirms It Stands Ready To Maintain Firm Dong.

To get an idea where the frontiers of physics lie, watch this 50-minute video, The Simulation Hypothesis. It’s the wild west out there and these guys are serious gunslingers of astrophysics and cosmology. It came up again in a video I watched last night: BBC Universe Documentary The Great Math Mystery. At 1 1/4 hours it’s long but entrancing. The important thing is that these are our brightest mathematicians and physicists and they are serious in their thinking. Go back and watch the Matrix movies.

End Notes

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