Saturday, July 08, 2017

Contrary to our values and principles

"How like sarin is a sarin-like substance?"  Some guy in a long beard who just enjoyed a lunch of human heart kebabs sprays insecticide on a tuft of goat hair, sends it off to Turkey (as everybody is terrified of getting within 100 miles of him), and the primo unbiased scientific experts at OPCW say 'seems legit!'  Or maybe this tuft of hair has residue from the sarin-like substance manufactured by al Qaeda itself, or created as a result of the explosion of chemicals stored in a building hit by explosives.  You'll never hear any alternatives other than Assad from the lying mainstream media, despite the fact that Assad is the only insane answer.  Of course, the OPCW is careful not to ascribe blame, but just to provide the 'evidence' for the lying media to ascribe blame.

"Loretta Lynch Plot Thickens As New Details Emerge Of Her Dealings With The Hillary Campaign".  Is the DNC hiding the server to save Loretta Lynch from a perjury conviction?  Maybe, as that would make the Blessed Barry look bad.  Or maybe there is something else on that server that they don't want the FBI stumbling upon.  The un-analyzed server is still the dog that didn't bark.

"Here’s the public evidence that supports the idea that Russia interfered in the 2016 election".  It would have made for a great print edition if the Washington Post for once told the truth and printed that headline at the top of page one, and left the rest of page one, and the rest of the paper, blank.

"Our media are not fit for purpose".  I think we've reached Peak Lying, where literally everything they say is a lie (and always for very specific purposes), and almost everybody knows it.  How much longer can this go on?

Reddit board:  "HanAssholeSolo".

"Rachel Maddow’s Exclusive “Scoop” About a Fake NSA Document Raises Several Key Questions" (Greenwald).  Somebody threw a fox in the chicken coop.  By the way, this typical fine reading of documents - the calling card of the 'smart' internet journalism - doesn't really work if sophisticated people aware of this tendency are introducing fake documents into the mix.

"The Khazarian Bankster Cult That Hijacked the World" (Alexis).

"How the Booker Window Explains Centrist Implosion".  It is not good if they create a political science term based on your massive levels of corruption.

"America’s Future Is Texas" (Lawrence Wright).  Terrifying description of dystopia at the hands of lovable characters.

"Here is a horrifying map that shows every Detroit tax foreclosure since 2002".

"The case for keeping ‘Langevin Block’".  Identity politics means we can no longer have history.
"As the minister of public works in Sir John A. Macdonald’s government, Langevin formalized the residential school system in Canada. Further evidence of his unsuitability for current recognition comes from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report that makes repeated mention of a speech he gave in 1883: “If you wish to educate the native children, you must separate them from the parents. If you leave them in the family they may know how to read and write but they still remain savages.”
Taken on its own, Langevin’s quotation is a devastating indictment to modern ears. But what if we let the tape roll a bit longer? Later in that same speech, for example, Langevin said it was his intention to give every native child who graduates from residential school a free homestead. And in response to Langevin, Edward Blake, the leader of the Liberal party of the day, not only used words to describe Indigenous men and women that would be considered horrific today, he also complained that Ottawa’s plan was overly generous. The Liberal party of the day wanted to spend far less on the native file.
Extreme narrow focus on a few sentences of one speech may provide damning evidence of Langevin’s unfitness for present-day memorialization. But in the context of his time, Langevin actually stands among the more enlightened representatives of the federal government. As for the accusation that Langevin believed in assimilation of the Indigenous community—a concept now properly and universally considered abhorrent—he is guilty as charged.
But assimilation was conventional wisdom among all elite thinkers of his era. If statements in support of it are to be considered sufficient reason for removal from the historical record, then every politician of note in Canada prior to the 21st century must eventually be struck from the record—from Macdonald to Sir Wilfrid Laurier on down. Even Pierre Trudeau, often considered the father of an inclusive, multicultural Canada, was a confirmed assimilationist. His 1969 White Paper on “Indian Policy” planned to eliminate Indigenous status entirely. When such a plan was firmly rejected by the Indigenous community, Trudeau replied bitterly, “We’ll keep them in the ghetto for as long as they want.” Is the legacy of Trudeau senior next on the list for erasure?"

"Omar Khadr: Canada pays ex-Guantanamo detainee $8.1m".  "15 years and nearly $5 million in legal costs later, Ottawa apologizes to Omar Khadr".  They managed to pay Khadr before the American lawfare parasites could get their proboscis in.  This appears to be legal malpractice by the lawyers for the lawfarers, as timely insertion of the blood sucking apparatus is the essence of the fine practice of law.
"Lawyer Nathan Whitling, who was not in court Friday but will represent Khadr in the matter, said he believes the Utah ruling will not be considered valid in Canada since Khadr’s guilt in based on a Guantanamo conviction.

“The Supreme Court of Canada has already found that Guantanamo is contrary to our values and principles,” he said in a telephone interview Friday."
Shekelhead news: "Radiohead may never live down Tel Aviv show, says Ken Loach".

"Unesco makes Hebron old city Palestinian world heritage site".  "Israel furious as UNESCO rebuffs its claim to Hebron".  "Israel rages after UNESCO describes Hebron as Palestinian heritage site".  I think it is fair to say that the Hebron settlers are the worst people on earth, and are in the running for the worst people ever.

"Four For Friday – The Only Time He Has Ever Apologized" (Bohemian Grove).  Nixon:
"But it's not just the ratty part of town. The upper class in San Francisco is that way. The Bohemian Grove, which I attend from time to time—it is the most faggy goddamned thing you could ever imagine, with that San Francisco crowd. I can't shake hands with anybody from San Francisco. Decorators. They got to do something. But we don't have to glorify it. You know one of the reasons fashions have made women look so terrible is because the goddamned designers hate women. Designers taking it out on the women. Now they're trying to get some more sexy things coming on again."
The payoff for a bloody head: "Blind Items Revealed #2 – Mr. X".
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