Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Sunny side

Tweet (Glenn Greenwald):
"So many Max Fisher jokes to make, so little time.... "
You'll remember with all the 'Iran talk' - all the wise people warning us that a war with Iran was inevitable - that standard neocon practice in encouraging wars is to warn us about them.

"The F-35 Can't Beat The Plane It's Replacing In A Dogfight: Report"  So many stories typical of this American era, so little time . . . 

"The Sunny Side of Greed"  "Economic Impact of Same-Sex Marriage"  Corporations will give you as much identity politics as you want as long as you are prepared to forfeit all economic justice.

"Chinese-Russia Media Cooperation"

"What does Vladimir Putin’s 89% rating really mean?"

"The Rise and Fall of the Human Terrain System" One of the veils of liberal interventionism.

"Secret aid worker: 'Has anyone worked out if celebrities are worth the effort?'" "United Nations Blind Item"

"Open Letter to Oprah Winfrey re: Lev Leviev"

"How Israel Weaponized Water"

Tweet (Gabriella Coleman):
"How does this (ddos) get more news than this (a potentially proper hack)? "
It looks like the Canadian mainstream media has been ordered to minimize the significance of this leak. The big story is increased visible security for Canada Day - i.e., more jack-booted thugs at your parties - so we wouldn't want to interfere with Daddy Harper's message how important he is to keep Canadians safe.

"New report scorches Harper's record on democracy"

"Thomas Mulcair reportedly held talks on advising Stephen Harper"  A Liberal dirty trick but it appears to be true.  Socialists generally like their leaders to be closer to true believers than political whores.  By the way, with Trudeau's namby-pamby pandering to the right (completely appalling in the the case of the recent Islamophobic fascist 'security' legislation), and the media talking up Mulcair's chances, Canada is headed for a repeat of the last election, where people vote Conservative in fear of an NDP-controlled government.

Tweet (Ali Abunimah):
"Looks like Mr. Tsipras' letter is designed to show that Greece spared no effort in trying to reach deal with Eurobullies."
I'm more and more convinced that Tsipras, at least, hasn't been bought off or blackmailed, and knows what he is doing.
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