Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Department Of Homeland Security - A 240,000 Person Cancer On The American Soul

By Michael Krieger: Regular readers will be intimately familiar with my feelings on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Long before it became obvious to millions of people, I wrote about how the DHS was never intended to prevent terrorist attacks, rather it had always been intended to suppress the American citizenry. Over the past decade, it has become a dangerous behemoth of fascism under the guise of the fraudulent “war on terror.”
Going back to 2010, I wrote a piece titled: The Dangers of a Failed Presidency, in which I wrote:
There is clearly a power elite that consists of a union between big corporate and financial oligarchs and career bureaucrats in Washington D.C.  These are the folks that pull the strings of all administrations.  All you have to do is look at the trends that have been in place since George W Bush and continue under Obama to see what these players want.  Bigger government and thus more Federal power, more wealth for the oligarchs (thank you Federal Reserve) and an erosion of the middle class, and reduction of civil liberties in the name of the 1984-like never-endingwar on terror.”  I believe in a war on terror of my own.  A war against the terror that Washington D.C. is constantly trying to inject into your head so that you sheepishly give away all you rights and power to them.  That’s my war on terror.
That was written over four years ago, and the power structure since then has been able to push forward its agenda with very little resistance. Indeed, the average citizen is too busy simply trying to feed his or her family, or completely bonked out on tireless propaganda, to tell the difference between truth and fiction, let alone fight back.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

IRCS Sent First Consignment Of Aid To Gaza

The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has sent its first shipment of aid, equal to 95 tons, to the Palestinians of the war-torn Gaza Strip.
Zionist Shill Orwellian UK Regulator BANNED Press TV: On Tuesday, the IRCS said it sent 95 tons of aid to the coastal enclave, including 35 tons of medicine and medical equipment.
Tents, blankets, and canned food were among other items sent to Gaza.
The Egyptian government has agreed to allow the Iranian consignment pass through the strip’s Rafah crossing.
The IRCS said the group was planning to send ambulances to Gaza after 47 of them were targeted and destroyed with high tech precision Weapons of Mass Destruction during the course of the recent genocidal Israeli onslaught. Iran is also ready to treat a number of injured from the Israeli butchery, according to the IRCS.

MythBusting The Gender Pay Gap

'Economists have useddiscriminationas a placeholder word.'
A response to Pamela Coukos, US Dept. of Labor Senior Program Advisor
By : Pamela Coukos, US Dept. of Labor Senior Program Advisor (and perhaps Senior Propaganda Advisor?), wrote a blog post titled “Myth Busting the Pay Gap.” At first, Coukos’s arguments that there is a gender pay gap and that it’s related to sexism look reasonable. After all, she doesn’t claim that 100% of the difference in men’s and women’s wages comes from sexism. She writes, “Economists generally attribute about 40% of the pay gap to discrimination—making about 60% explained by differences between workers or their jobs.”
My reaction to that: Wow! Economists, who rarely agree on anything at all, really agree that 40% of the pay gap is related to discrimination? I’ve got to learn more about this!Coukos didn’t specify any economists as part of her claim, so I did my own homework.
After looking for it, I found the word “discrimination” associated with 40% of the pay gap within the work of only one economist: Harvard professor Claudia Goldin. But in context, I learned that Goldin doesn’t think that 40% of gender earnings differences come from sexism. In reality, she explains that economists have useddiscriminationas a placeholder word—just a name to call that 40% while they figure out what is really causing the difference. But don’t take my word for it:

James Foley Worked Under USAID, A Known U.S. Intelligence Front. Was He More Than Just a Journalist?

'...a resume that reads more like a James Bond film script than that of a journalist with a teaching background.'
By Michael Krieger: Before I get into the meat of this post, I want to make a few things clear.
First, the brutal beheading of anyone is barbaric, unacceptable and tragic beyond description. Second, this piece is in no way intended to cause any harm or pain to the Foley family. Third, I don’t have any proof that James Foley was involved in covert intelligence work for the U.S. government.
All that being said, I do think it is important people understand he worked under USAID in Iraq only three years before he was abducted in Syria. As such, I believe the question as to whether or not he was more than just a journalist is a reasonable one to ask. Writing in the Weekly Standard yesterday, David Devoss wrote the following about James Foley:

In the end, Jim Foley died just as he wanted to live, pursuing a story that mattered on the front line of hard news journalism. In Afghanistan, Libya, and finally Syria he recorded the horror, chaos, and occasional compassion that define the war on terror. But it was his gruesome killing on the barren sands of a foreign land that truly conveys the evil that envelops the Islamic Caliphate’s hooded assassins.
I got to know Jim Foley in 2009 when both of us worked on USAID-funded development projects in Baghdad.

World MHRM Open Letter To The People Of Ferguson, Missouri

'It is a shameful mockery of justice that the gender which constitutes most victims of the social violence is also targeted by the sworn protectors of the populace for horrendous individual and institutional violence.'
By We the undersigned, members of the Men’s Human Rights Movement (MHRM) want to express our support for and solidarity with the citizens of Ferguson, Missouri in light of the recent violence there. Mike Brown was a young man who lost his life needlessly at the hands of a police officer and it is our intention to condemn the Ferguson police for their illegal and immoral violence against him. Brown was well loved by his family and friends and we would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge their grief, offer our deepest condolences.
A community ought to be able to trust in its leadership and police to protect it from danger. When the governmental authority and law enforcement of a community forget who they serve, we lose sight of this country’s founding principles of freedom and equality and inevitably head for institutional violence. This tragedy and others like it in recent memory like the deaths of Trayvon Martin in Florida, Eric Gardner in New York, and Kelly Thomas in California call into question the integrity of American policing and its various levels of leadership. Included in the MHRM’s concerns over integrity of leadership are the local, state, and federal legislatures which write and oversee the implementation of law and order.
In condoning and even promoting gender profiling on suspicion of crime, the possibility of racial profiling becomes inevitable.

The Sky Is Falling On Chinese Corporations

By The four largest banks in China, the banks that have to officially show big profits and profit growth no matter what because they’re an integral part not only of the government but also of China’s miraculous debt-driven expansion, are showing officially tolerated signs of increasing stress. For perspective, in 2009, following the Lehman moment, as other banks were collapsing and were bailed out, the profits of these four banks grew even then, if only by a combined 2.9%.
These four mastodons – Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Agricultural Bank of China, and Bank of China – admitted to 384.7 billion yuan ($62.6 billion) of bad loans on their book at the end of June, a 13.2% jump from just six months earlier. The jump in bad loans ranged from 11% at Agricultural Bank of China to 17% at Bank of China.
If we suspend our disbelief in Chinese numbers, bank numbers in general, and Chinese bank numbers in particular, for a very brief moment and accept them temporarily as if these bad-loan numbers were actually something close to reality, rather than something ludicrously beautified, they would amount to about 1% of total lending by these banks. And it’s gnawing at their profits: their relentless state-mandated rise slowed to 9.6% over prior year.
Culprit? Struggling companies in the manufacturing, wholesale, and retail sectors, particularly those involved in the now curdling property market.

To So Called Good Women - C.O.C.K.

"Lady, what are you doing about  
the gun in the room, ...your gun!?" johntheother

Latest Land Grab By Terrorist Israeli Regime Draws Global Condemnation

"Here's how you know the situation has gotten out of hand and it's crazy." Secular Talk
"The United States condemned this!"
The genocidal Israeli regime’s latest plan to grab hundreds of hectares of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank has drawn worldwide condemnation.
Zionist Shill Orwellian UK Regulator BANNED Press TV: The latest denunciation came from the Amnesty International, which said the Israeli officials’ plan to confiscate nearly 1,000 acres of land in the West Bank is illegal and must be rescinded immediately.

Feminist Fraud Financed By You - The C.O.C.K. Fairy

Feminism LOL: Doreen Sorenson was convicted of manslaughter and Elizabeth Sheehy is so annoyed that she is willing to lie about the transcript contents in an attempt to convince us that the trial was not "fair."