Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Peak oil already happened. 2005. It was after Peak Oil was met the petroleum industry went into hyperdrive to drill with alternative methods that are causing earthquakes. 

Since the petroleum industry decided radical measure to obtain carbon fuels out of the ground they state there is no such thing as Peak Oil.

They are wrong. They know they are wrong. 

They also said there is no such thing as global warming and carbon dioxide could never be a toxic gas.

What the conservation community counted on was MORALITY and ETHICS. What it didn't count on was GREED. The conservation community thought all people were the same as they in realizing there were limits to Earth's carbon sinks. What they didn't expect is RUTHLESS from leaders such as Dick Cheney and Halliburton.

Basically what occurred was the petroleum industry pushing past DECENCY and the value of life. The petroleum industry values wealth over life. That was something the conservation community never thought any human being was capable of deciding. Never did the community believe the immorality of wealth would endanger the lives of all others. 

What the conservation community began about 2 decades ago was to begin to look for REAL crops that would grow regardless of drought. All the rest of the wealthy has to say is, "Thank you."
If this level of violence exists with players on a more and more frequent basis, what is the culture like within the NFL? What is happening in the locker rooms? 

Are the players getting permission from piers and/or the entitlement because of the money? It is happening too often across the league. Something is going on with the culture.

Not everyone welcomes democracy to their land.

McHale's Navy. I love this show. It provided in depth insight in very odd ways.

Iraq is a majority Shi'ite. They will not take up arms against Assad. They simply won't. The focus on IS/IS/L is legitimate for the entire region, including Iran.

The reason the focus on IS/IS/L is legitimate and I have stated this before, is because of their METHODOLOGY. The methodology of IS/IS/L is genocidal. They kill the men and inseminate the women. That is a genocidal definition according to any UN Charter. 

What John McCain wants is what caused the collapse of Iraq in the first place. Literally, the Maliki government made the decision to maintain their Shi'ite majority and continue to arm only Shi'ites because of the concern for the death of their own citizens. The Shi'ites and McCain should know this has sustained huge losses of number of their people and they will not cooperate with the killing of Shi'ites. The new Prime Minister will not move against Shi'ites, I guarantee you that.

There is absolutely no reason to arm rebels from Syria UNLESS the coalition of nations believe that is the best way to proceed. 

IS/IS/L is the danger and not Assad. Currently, there is a UN Referendum, which John McCain conveniently forgets, that demands a coalition government between the rebels and the Assad government. THAT is what the global community recognizes and McCain does not have a valid view of the world. John McCain prefers to fight a sectarian war in Syria and it will not stand. It will not stand globally or regionally.
John McCain is drawing sectarian lines between who is or isn't the most deadly force in Syria. It only goes to prove he knows nothing or less about the people of Syria.

IS/IS/L is Sunni. The Free Syrian Army is Sunni. President Assad is Alawite which is Shi'ite. Hezbollah is operating within Syria and cooperating with Assad and they are Shi'ite. There are other Shi'ite militias in Syria cooperating with Assad.

John McCain is obviously making preference between Sunni and Shi'ite and OBVIOUSLY seeking to confront Iran in regard to any support it provides the Shi'ites to stabilize Syria.

What is John McCain attempting to do annihilate the Shi'ites first which is a preference of Israel or is he willing to allow the civil war in Syria to draw it's own conclusion so the country finally stabilizes?

In my opinion, McCain wants a war with Iran and will seek to draw the USA into it at any cost.

What McCain is proposing is for the USA to rule the conflict currently in the region to an outcome demanded by the USA. That is some of the problems that will occur if the USA lends itself to a protracted war. It is why the region has to decide the path forward and the best practices within the cultural understandings of the people.

The USA does not belong in Iraq and McCain is a prime example why.

The USA never did belong in Iraq.

How does any professional sport in the USA deal with criminality?

This decision is easy. The professional sports in the USA are dependent on their sponsors and advertisers. The product manufacturers, regardless of product, don't want to be affiliated with criminality.

Nike has suspended (click here) its sponsorship deal with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson following child abuse allegations. The Beaverton-based shoemaker issued a statement Wednesday morning that said Nike "in no way condones child abuse or domestic violence of any kind and has shared our concerns with the NFL."
The move comes the same day that the Vikings took Peterson off the team's active roster while he deals with a felony child-abuse charge in Texas....

If I may?

Imagine game day and the sports announcer believes he is seeing a diminished performance from Peterson. The announcer seeks to sympathize with what must be a difficult day for Peterson because of the criminal charges. He elaborates as to the charges and wishes Peterson the best outcome for him and his family. Then he turns to a commercial break that states, "Now, we hear from Nike. Makers of the best professional sportswear anywhere."

Who is listening to what is being said? Those repulsed by the crimes Peterson is charged with aren't going to be listening. They have already made up their minds and they aren't going to pretend to approve of his actions, nor the supportive words of the announcer.

Now, let's just imagine on the field are two of the four NFL players involved in criminality. Now, how is the field looking? The entire dialogue has been tainted by the criminal content of their private lives. The conversation is suppose to be about the sport, the players, their athletic contribution to the sport and the appreciation of the fans. 

It is wrong. It is simply wrong to have criminal content in a national sport. It is even worse if the fans and/or the sponsors are disrespected by the power of the NFL to try to marginalize their importance to the sport.

I do believe professional sports need to temper their reaction somewhat and have rules to governor professionals when they run into legal problems. No person is perfect and there is going to be brush burns here and there. Certainly a parking violation is nothing to get involved in, but, is it important to respond to "Death by Auto?" 

The path forward for professional sports should not be as confusing as it is today. It should not be on a case by case basis. It needs to be addressed by the owners in conference with the NFL. Certainly lawyers for these folks can chime in for a legal perspective and when suspension will actually prove to be a liability for the owners, their organizations and the NFL. 

To simply provide a quick example. When a police officer is involved with questionable outcomes while at work, they are put on a paid suspension. That translates differently with professional sports figures as they are paid a whole lot more. But, certainly a portion of their pay can be provided while their charges are investigated to the final adjudication. 

The League has to have a clear mission as well and focus on that mission in order to carry out the By-Laws that will be adopted concerning criminality with a player. The fans will know where their heroes fall on the line of being a 'great person' as well as a great player.

I don't envy anyone involved. I wish them all well. 

Today's Editorial

I did not know that part of the job description for POTUS was cheerleader for the US military.

Evidently President Obama has been drinking a new brand of tea, because, the USA isn't the ONLY country in the world with the capacity it now has. Albeit, it is the most expensive damn military, but, it isn't all that unique. As a matter of fact the Chinese have a brand, spanking new aircraft carrier that has a launch pad that will send jets sky bound as if attempting to reach the moon. The Chinese cannot say they have a flat top, because it isn't.

It never surprises me how much air the USA military blows joy up the pant leg of the Commander and Chief. They are dedicated beyond belief to the power they hold. No doubt in my mind. They are so dedicated they conduct illegal and immoral wars into the Middle East to benefit Halliburton.

How many Americans today would expect our military to re-enter a war zone even though people of the country had no regard for it?

Now many hands on that.

How many Americans want all the troops home rather than overseeing disaster after disaster? Make no mistake the Iraq invasion and subsequent war that lasted 8 plus years was an abject disaster.

Okay, okay put your hands down.

How many Americans would like the rest of the world to be self-sufficient so we are not the only military to be deployed when asked?

Yep, same as the previous question.

I am tired of the ASKING. I am especially tired of the lousy circumstances the Republican War Mongers continue to put us in while supported by the world's most expensive media services.

President Obama can pet all the troops on the head forever as far as I am concerned and give them a big cheer for their service to our country. But, send them into harms way when the country itself can't muster enough support to maintain it's borders? 

I don't think so !!!!

We don't belong in Iraq.

We never did.

Troops Out Now!

The definitive answer to "Why Bengazi" is at the link below.

The US consulate (click here) in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi is seen here on fire after gunmen attacked the compound, clashing with security forces. An American staff member was killed, according to Libyan security forces. Tuesday night's protest followed violent scenes outside the US embassy in Egypt. The violence is in response to an unspecified American film protesters say is blasphemous

The attack was related to the film released by Nakoula (the Filmmaker, aka Yousef). It is the simple truth. There was no warning and intelligence doesn't happen in a half hour. 

Mark Basseley Youssef had been arrested on probation violations. In Egypt  Nakoula, several Coptic Christians and Terry Jones were sentenced to death in absentia for defaming Islam. That occurred on November 28, 2012. 

It is obvious with this evidence from the scene at the Bengazi consulate and the sentencing order in Egypt what occurred the night of September 11, 2001. Everything else is politicking at the cost of the American taxpayer and carries no brevity to the attack. There is nothing anyone could have done and there was no prior warning. There may have been requests for added security in Libya, but, the cut to State Department funding played a role in those decisions.

The evidence as to the facts regarding the attack are all a matter of public record at this point. There is nothing the first investigation found either.

September 26, 2014

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — A Cerritos man (click here) behind an anti-Muslim film that officials blamed for violence in parts of the Middle East was released from federal custody Thursday morning.
Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Ed Ross said 56-year-old Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is scheduled for release on Thursday from a halfway house in Southern California, where he’s been held since May.
Police have confirmed Nakoula will be released to Pastor Wiley Drake of First Southern Baptist Church in Buena Park, according to CBS2’s Michelle Gile.
Nakoula, whose name in court files is Mark Basseley Youssef, was sentenced in November to a year in federal prison for using false names in violation of a probation order on a bank fraud case. That case was not related to the film....

Iraq is no longer the place for USA policy.

This is from the publication "Red State." It outlines all the religious reasons why the country has to back into Iraq as it did in 2003.

June 24, 2014
By Fred Dardick

George Bush had much bigger plans for Iraq (click here) than simply killing Saddam Hussein, securing his WMDs and handing over control of the oil rich nation to whatever remained of the Ba’ath Party once hostilities ended. Some might consider him naive, but Bush believed that a modern Iraq, one that respected minority and woman’s rights, one ruled by the rule of law rather than the rule of the mullahs, could act as a catalyst in the Muslim world bringing Judeo-Christian values and justice to hundreds of millions who lived their lives in Islamist chains....

The presence of the USA in the Middle East is not a workable solution for anyone. Much of the USA policy centers around Israel. That is a big mistake as Israel is becoming more and more a country that commits human rights abuses, including the taking of Palestinian lands.

I should not have to recite over and over how the face of the Middle East is not going to change. The people of this region of the world are born into their identity through deep religious ties. The only aspect of religion that is out of step with any modern day society is the extremists' Sharia Law. Most of the people in the Middle East practice a mainstream religion as well as embrace modern times and the benefits that brings. I don't care how much the right wing wants to set goals that estrange religion into a corner of a citizen's reality, the Middle East will always find religion as a dividing line.

There is a great deal of arrogance by the USA to ever believe it can influence the religious content in the Middle East. That is a call to war. The USA's right wing has not learned that yet? The evangelizing Christians of the USA can't get their heads around the fact the demographics aren't going to change as if the global savior had arisen at sunrise? That is problem for the USA.

September 17, 2014
By David Kirkpatrick

“We receive orders and carry out attacks immediately,” he said, insisting that their militia commanders had been given authority by Iraqi security officials. That free hand has helped make Asaib Ahl al-Haq the largest and most formidable of the Iranian-backed Shiite militias that now dominate Baghdad.
Once a leading killer of U.S. troops, the militia is spearheading the fight against the Sunni extremists of the Islamic State. That means Asaib Ahl al-Haq and the U.S. military are now fighting on the same side, though each insists they will not work together.

But the power and autonomy of Asaib Ahl al-Haq and other Shiite militias also pose a central challenge to the creation of a more just and less sectarian Iraqi government. President Barack Obama has said that the new U.S. military offensive depends on such an inclusive Iraqi government, to undercut the appeal of the Sunni extremists and avoid U.S. entanglement in a sectarian war....
Currently, there is no central Iraqi military. There just isn't. Those willing to take up arms and fight for control of land are militias. There is no central command in Iraq. NONE.

The most recent assessment of the Iraqi military by the American military personnel is there is no Iraqi military. There are groups of soldiers, some loyal to others and some loyal to the idea of Iraq. That isn't fairy tale it is the actual assessment of the USA's military personnel. 

Now all of a sudden the USA arrives in Baghdad and the scenery changes. Right? The State Department and USA military has brought fairy dust for the entire of Iraq to put all the pieces of Humpty-Dumpty together again. 


Dempsey: “My view at this point is that this coalition is the appropriate way forward. I believe that will prove true,” Dempsey said. “But if it fails to be true, and if there are threats to the United States, then I, of course, would go back to the president and make a recommendation that may include the use of U.S. military ground forces.”

There is no buts. There is no threat to the USA today regardless of how the media propagandizes local law in Syria with beheadings. There is no threat to the USA. Not to say anyone isn't trying, but, that has been the case since September 11, 2001.

See, Dempsey knows in 90 days there will no progress made in Iraq. He'll give his report that Iraq is still not cohesive ENOUGH to rely on their own military simply because there are militias that take orders from Ayatollahs and not generals or commanders. Dempsey already knows this. Like I said WE HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE.

The entire DESPERATE claims to a war strategy is BOGUS. It has no validity in that reality and quite frankly, if the McCain arm of the USA expects to find ? moderate ? jihadists in Syria that will be NICE to the USA in the future he is the master of fairy dust.

So, all said and done, the only methodolgy that will actually work is fairy dust and I demand to know where the factory is located. Iraq? Or China?

The ONLY country with a clue is Saudi Arabia and they expect the change will take up to ten years. That is the reality and it is time to allow the region autonomy to develop their own answers.



But, what about Israel?

We don't belong in Iraq.

We never did.

This graph illustrates what is occurring under the Robert's Court Citizen United decison.

This graph (click here) should shock us, though it might not come as a surprise to many: in elections for the United States Congress, the candidates who are able to raise more money win more than 90% of the time.

The vast majority of these donations comes from a vanishingly small percentage of the American public — Just .13% of the population contributed $200 or more to candidates in the last election cycle.
This leaves our elected leaders disproportionately sensitive to the interests of a tiny handful of elites, at the expense of everyone else. A systematic review of 1,779 recent policy outcomes by researchers and Princeton and Northwestern Universities found that:
When the preferences of economic elites and the stands of organized interest groups are controlled for, the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy....

Out of over 235 million adults over 18 qualified to vote without voter ID, only 0.13% provides campaign donations of $200 or more. That means the elections in the USA are lost to bought and paid for candidates. 

To begin every office in the government needs to have term limits. 

But, primarily the burden on the citizens unable to donate only less than $200 or less is tremendous. The donations of $199 is a sacrifice they are making to save their country from exploitation of the elite class. It places an incredible burden on the majority of Americans to participate and retain control of their government.

The other aspect of this that no one addresses is the enormous insult to political ethics this reality presents. While there are class struggles to have favorable candidates compete with policies that benefit the Middle Class and Working Poor, what sincerely is a problem is the ethics of the situation. If a candidate is willing to pander to big money donors and special interests what does that say as a candidate for office and their loyalty to the voters. 

I find the lack of ethics in accepting large elite donations more than a reason to bring up these candidates as unfit for office. 

Why is anyone going to Syria? That is just asking to be a hostage.

September 15, 2014

ISIS were 'tipped off' (click here) about British hostage Alan Henning's aid mission to Syria and seized him just half an hour after he entered the country, it has emerged. 
Father-of-two Mr Henning, from Eccles, Salford, travelled to the war-torn region with charity workers in December but was kidnapped and now faces execution at the hands of terrorist 'Jihadi John'.
Security services are investigating whether ISIS fighters were tipped off about the convoy by corrupt local officials or an insider after it emerged the British taxi driver was seized just 30 minutes after he entered Syria....