Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Aug.13: :Wake Up"

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/jeffrey-epstein-investigation-1.5243121

Prince Andrew   could be up to his ears in this one. Many years ago, he was a student at a boys' expensive school in Ontario. I met one of his teachers who told me the prince was obsessed by sex - especially weird sex. And I can remember seeing a  video of him  ( TV? Web? not sure) at a very wild, nudist party. That's not  unusual for the royal family. But this could be a tough one to deal with.

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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/12/climate-crisis-heat-trapping-gases-broke-records-2018-report

Nah! If this were true, Trump, Canada's Conservative party, and the oil industry would have told us.
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/12/hong-kong-police-britain-arms-protests-boris-johnson

Britain and the U.S. are the world leaders in supplying brutal governments with weapons. And there is, perhaps, another motive in Britain's supply to China. British business had enormous  holdings in Hong  Kong - and probably still has. And the Brits may well sell out their former friends to keep itself in that market.
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/13/us-no-deal-john-bolton-trade-foreign-policy
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_https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/aug/08/gaza-review-political-siege-documentary-egypt-israel
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https://www.thenation.com/article/immigration-public-charge-trump-deportation/
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https://www.thenation.com/article/mexico-transcanada-pipeline-puebla-indigenous-rights/

Gee. I didn't notice this story anywhere in our LastPost/Irving presses.
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http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/brent-patterson/2019/08/mohawk-land-defender-ellen-gabriel-continuing-struggle-land

Canada has made no progress in it's treatment of native peoples in hundreds of years. The U.S. killed most of it's own native peoples. Canada just ignores them.
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http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/alberta-diary/2019/08/conservative-mismanagement-albertas-health-care-system-feature

Of course. Canada's Conservatives are, essentially, the bastard children of American Republicans.
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https://www.hilltimes.com/author/gwynne-dyer

A feast of Dyer - the best analyst in the business.
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/08/13/humanitys-destruction-oceans-nearly-doubled-over-decade-scientists-warn-and-could
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/08/13/crazy-scientists-alarmed

It's a good think we have real smart people who finished high school like Doug Ford and Jason Cheney. They'll smarten up them stoopid scientists.
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How soon we forget. There was a wild enthusiasm for Hitler in the U.S. (and in parts of Canada) before the war. And, in both Canada and the U.S., there was far, far less sympathy for Jews that one might have expected. Indeed, the anti-Jewish feeling persisted for many years after the war. (For at least two years after World War Two, it was almost impossible for Jewish survivors of Hitler's death camps to come  to Canada or the U.S.

https://www.commondreams.org/further/2019/08/12/yes-it-could-happen-here-when-nazis-came-new-york
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https://countercurrents.org/2019/08/our-vanishing-world-rainforests
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https://countercurrents.org/2019/08/reality-denial-among-americas-democratic-party-faithful
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https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/08/09/the-war-on-innocence-palestinian-children-in-israeli-military-court/
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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52077.htm
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This next one might be overstated. I desperately hope it isn't.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52081.htm
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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52076.htm
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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52079.htm

 75 years after the war in which Canadians died, we were told, to bring peace and freedom to the world, we have actively been destroying peace and freedom all over the world.

(A recent statement from the Canadian Legion, our veterans association, maintains  that we have brought  peace and freedom. But that's because the Canadian Legion has long since been an organization that serves the very, very wealthy, and has long since given up the defence of those  values were were told we were fighting for  75  years ago.)

The first example of all those things our fathers and grandfathers (yes, and many mothers and grandmothers) fought for was South Korean democracy. I'm old enough to remember some of those who fought and some who died. 516 died.

I knew some when I got my first job as a mail boy at Bell Telephone. They talked about the war as fun. In fact, they had no idea what it was about.

To defend South Korean democracy? Like hell. South Korea was not a democracy. It was a dictatorship by those who had supported Japan in World War Two.  That was South Korea before the war, during it and for years after it.

And a high proportion of the Canadians who died were teen-agers who didn't understand that when they went  - and the living ones probably still don't  understand it.

The real purpose of the war? It was to enable the U.S. to have a base for the invasion of China.  To free China? Of course not. The idea was to hand over China to the U.S. so American big business could plunder China as the British had.

Where the hell was the leadership of The Canadian Legion as that happened? Did it defend the interests of those Canadians who were dying to make wealthy Americans wealthier? Of course it didn't. It never has. The leaders of the Legion sent young, naive Canadians to die because that is what they have always done. And, in the same way, they cheered them on to die in Afghanistan. And no doubt it will cheer again if the U.S. asks for it to kill Iranians or Venezuelans or Cubans.

From its start, the leadership of the Legion has seen its role as kissing  up to the wealthy who make money out of war.
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I won't even pretend to understand this next one. But I include it for readers who can.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52079.htm
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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52072.htm
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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2019/08/09/migrants-stranded-mediterranean-sea-off-italy-no-safe-harbor/1964576001/

If these people were white, really white, would this be happening. And what happens as the numbers of migrants incease, probably to include millions?

We kill 'em all. And praise God.
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https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm&ogbl#inbox/FMfcgxwDqfLFPTMSdDDHTdMmkBswzqzn
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The U.S., even with the help of an ass-kissing Canada has been unable to put together an international group to conquer Venezuela.    Canada has not covered itself in glory on this one.                                                                                                 
https://off-guardian.org/2019/08/13/venezuela-media-factcheck-and-the-lima-conference/
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/08/06/another-nail-coffin-democracy-and-journalism-us-newspaper-giants-gannett-and

The bigger they   get,, the more our news giants lie. The National Post that now dominates Canada is an embarassment. I get it because it's the only paper here in the capital of Canada. And it's lying trash. The only worse Canadian papers I know are those of the irving press in New Brunswick.

There was brief hope when our national CBC said it would follow the climate issue as other papers (and radio and TV) weren't doing it. But even the CBC can be smacked down by it's upper management. (Been there. Done that.)
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https://truthout.org/video/mass-protests-in-moscow-and-the-us-medias-failings-on-russia-coverage/
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https://theintercept.com/2019/08/13/russia-china-military-africa/

They might well worry. The U.S. military has not performed well over the last  75 years - Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan....and it has made itself enemies over most of the world. If present patterns hold, U.S. will slip behind China militarily and economically. The U.S. could certainly stall this with a nuclear attack on China - and quite possibly it will do so.
But the cost is unpredictable.
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https://theintercept.com/2019/08/13/eduardo-bolsonaro-pro-trump-son-brazils-president-track-ambassador-u-s/

A perfect match for the scum of the earth.
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We are heading into the most dangerous period this earth has ever known. This has been coming since the German surrender in 1945. I well remember that day. I well remember how we were told we were entering a brighter day, how the nations would come together to create a world government that would make war a thing of the past. What should have wakened us was Korea in 1950.

It didn't.

Since then we have blundered from war to war. We have starved at least a hundred million. We have inflicted war and death all over the world. The U.S., as far back as 1945 had begun mass murder, theft of resources in oil countries in the meddle east - and other resources through murder and theft by our (American and Canadian) mining companies.

The U.S. completed most of its mass murder in Latin America to hold its people in starvation and cheap labour.

Canada, almost from the start, accepted its role as an American puppet. Canada killed to  please American and Canadian capitalists. We are now so close to serving the greed of our capitalists that we are allowing them to destroy us. (Check out lumbering and forest sprays (poisons.)

Canada has produced a new generation of capitalist pimps in the shape of the Conservative Party. And they kiss up to their thieving brethren  in American politics and business.

And for 75, these buccaneer capitalists have been stealing the money of all of us.
There is, for a start, the grandest theft in history in which we have enabled major capitalists to take and hide ALL of our tax money. This money we desperately need for health, education, housing, elder care. But they don't give a damn. This is heading us deep into trouble as it creates declining income for all the rest of us - and hardship - and early death. Wake up. This is actually happening. It's not something I made up. We are being robbed. We and our children are being looted.

And no party has come out with an answer to our creation of a world of greed and hunger and misery.

Coping with change? No. We're drifting with lies and hatreds. We're destroying ourselves.

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