Tag Archives: Syria

Bits and Pieces – 20180714, Saturday

Commentary

While the Clown Prince throws money everywhere he prances, the sheeple blindly run behind in hopes of catching a few dollars plucked from someone else’s pockets. McKinsey and Company have published a visualization tool, Visualizing global debt. Below is the chart and table that is interactive on their website but not here:

We see that Canada is the 9th most indebted nation in the world as a percentage of GDP. As the economy slows due to any number of factors such as recession here or in the US, rising interest rates or the end of the business cycle, GDP drops but the debt doesn’t change This means that the ratio increases in magnitude and our position deteriorates farther. We are extremely vulnerable to exogenous shocks and endogenous credit collapse. This is a train wreck that John Mauldin has been reporting on with links supplied in previous posts. I give you his concluding essay in a later section.

We have become a socialist country and the history of socialism has never witnessed a happy ending. As I keep warning, be a good boy scout … be prepared.

Bits and Pieces – 20180430, Monday

Commentary

While I continue to tinker with the topic structure of these posts, I realize that the overall framework or statement of purpose is to track the major issues that will impact us individually and collectively as a society, today and in the future.

This sounds ambitious. The work, however, is more of collecting and organizing current news and writings of various authors in a coherent manner. Each post might be viewed as a two-dimension slice through daily life structured in threads (topics) that across time, introduce a third dimension. This latter view of a thread is what constitutes an essay or a book.

Much of what I include involves little or no commentary on my part. Sometimes, an issue or an item bubbles to the surface resulting in a more extensive treatment on my part. I have several issues that I simply don’t have time to explore

This issue of Bits and Pieces reflects the growing attention I am paying to the propaganda aimed at controlling us.

Bits and Pieces – 20180415, Sunday

Commentary

Trump got to fire his missiles and save face: Trump Orders Military Strikes On Syria: 3 Waves Of Airstrikes Launched. The generals got to brag: “We Successfully Hit Every Target”: Highlights From Pentagon Press Briefing On Syria Airstrikes, minor possible technicalities aside: Syria Claims It Intercepted 71 Out Of 103 Cruise Missiles; Pentagon Denies.

Apparently the three targets were largely abandoned anyway so no Russians or Iranians were killed although the Israelis decided to take out a few Iranians on their own: 20 Dead After Israeli Warplanes Reportedly Attack Iranian Military Base In Syria. Inquiring minds might wonder if bombing a chemical weapon storage facility is wise unless no weapons are present.

As for the Donald, he’s a showman and a true politician judging by the number of times he reverses himself: “These ‘Freedom Fighters’ Fly Planes Into Our Buildings” – A List Of All The Times Trump Warned Against Attacking Syria.

Bits and Pieces – 20180411, Wednesday

Commentary

In a recent unreleased Bits and Pieces, I started to formulate a reorganization of the format to help focus my thinking in several areas. This post has the preliminary format.

Some years ago I formulated the position that the two great threats to civilization – our society, culture, politics and geopolitics – where socialism and Islamism. I would now add a third – globalization or globalism. Interestingly, Bits and Pieces has never had categories for these movements. While this fact invites more thought on my part as to why, the topics that have emerged are the ones that I see as having more direct impact on daily life. Right now, war is the dominant one, in all its manifestations. To this end, this inaugural post retains all the category and sub-category headings. Future posts will not show empty topics.

Bits and Pieces – 20180226, Monday

The Deep State: Martin Armstrong nails the purpose of the Mueller investigation  – the preservation of corruption by a soft coup against Trump: Mueller Expands his Investigation Desperate to Bring Down Trump.

Bits and Pieces – 20180220, Tuesday

Commentary: As today’s focus I want to offer two videos that outline the contamination of our food chain by agricultural practices and synthetic chemicals such as Monsanto’s glyphosate, trade name RounrUp, that are poisoning us and creating an epidemic of physical disease and disorders.

The first below, describes how modern agriculture has lead to food of decreasing nutritional value contaminated with compounds and genetic structures that are creating a major health epidemic while at the same time destroying soil quality:

The second, below discusses among other things the adverse effects of sugar and glyphosate and the physiological and neurological disorders they lead to such as autism and Alzheimer’s as well as obesity, diabetes, liver damage, cancer and cardiac problems:

 

Bits and Pieces – 20180218, Sunday

Commentary: The kitten that recently adopted us, has grown to the point that it can reach the doorknob when it wants out so we have to act as its valet. I’m thinking, however, I’ll get us one of these robodogs:

Bits and Pieces – 20180211, Sunday

The American Empire (AE): For NATO buffs is the following article: NATO’s Real Existential Threat: The Surrender Of Western Values. The author seems not to understand that NATO is an important tool of the projection of US militarism in the same way the Roman empire co-opted other tribes to fight theit peripheral battles.

Climate: Cold temperature and snowfall records continue to fall across the northern hemisphere. Oppenheimer Ranch Project, Ice Age Farmer, and Adapt 2030 are three sites that continue to document these occurrences. And the record heat in Australia reported by the media? That lasted for most of a day followed by record cold which the media didn’t report. The MSM didn’t report snow and hail in Tasmania and parts of northern Africa like Morocco and the Sahara. But keep the faith. The world will still burn up after the next ice age. And if not then, then in a few billion year when the dying sun expands and incinerates the entire inner solar system. And all because of pesky CO2.

Bits and Pieces: A friend asked what do we call the post-millennial generation? This is the snowflake generation and this explains how they have come to be: The Fragile Generation. For the child who grows up in a traditional manner, he will not be facing a level playing field in the adult world – he will tower above it in ability. If he (or she in order not to be too gender incorrect) is at all self-motivated he will be worldly successful.

Trump may only have to sit back and wait: GOP Reps Seek Criminal Prosecution Of FBI, DOJ Officials For “Full Throated” Illegal Misconduct And “Treason”. Is this going anywhere?

Fresh on having the lyrics to O Canada once again revised to make them more politically correct, comes further evidence of where Trudeau is going: “We Say Peoplekind”: Trudeau Mansplains To Woman That “Mankind” Is Not An Appropriate Term.

Here is a new essay on Syria by our friend Paul Merkley: SYRIA’S FUTURE.

There is a video of the wolves of Chernobyl which along with the video on the wolves of Yellowstone Here’s one on the dogs of Chernobyl. They are all encouraging about nature’s ability to adapt to disaster: Meet the Dogs of Chernobyl – the Abandoned Pets That Formed Their Own Canine Community.


Canada Corner: Minimum-Wage Massacre: Canadian Part-Time Jobs Crash Most In History.

Conspiratorium

The media, in the following article, would include the CBC and CTV, neither of which is capable of unbiased reporting: WSJ Asks: Why Is The Media Ignoring The Real Bombshell FISA Memo?.

SYRIA’S FUTURE

We present this new essay reprinted by permission of Paul and from The Bayview Review. This essay provides the historical background for the modern state of Syria and its recent history in the context of Islam. See the links at the end for direct access to the rest of Paul’s work.

Just a few days ago, the United Nations appealed for an immediate cease-fire in Syria. This occurs as the people of Syria face a humanitarian crisis on the scale of that which now besets Yemen. In both places, the rattle of death is pervasive.  No-one anywhere in the land his head, for fear of having it shot off.

Paradoxically, this latest round of violence has been made possible as government forces, assisted by the Russians, have finally managed to degrade the ISIS forces in eastern Syrian, freeing up thousands of Syrian government forces to take on the much-reduced enclaves held so far by the various other rebel forces. The UN estimates that as many as 750,000 more could become internal refugees over the next few months.

Bits and Pieces – 20171215, Friday

WWIII: The following article provides a summary of the multinational military activity in the wars in Iraq and Syria. The accuracy of the numbers may be questioned but the key point is that this is a global war. It is notable that Canada’s role has been omitted: World War in Syria and Iraq (MAP).

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