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47,797 comments to FORUM: Off-Topic Discussion Thread (Non-Nuclear Issues) — New as of January 2017

  • Ambiorix Ambiorix

    Vids can be faked , why all vids and no articles

  • razzz razzz

    Nothing to see here, go back to sleep.

    'The Supreme Court Just Destroyed the Economy in the Hunt for Taxes'

    "…There will be states that now simply go nuts and I will have to decline doing business in certain states for the risks will be far too great and the cost of compliance will only make it disproportionate per state to conduct business. If you fail to collect sales taxes, they will hit you with penalties and interest rates in the 20%+ level that will far exceed the gross sales in those states. This will simply make it IMPOSSIBLE to conduct business nationwide…

    …The only way around this insane ruling will be for people to “DONATE” to an organization and receive access to research for “FREE” just as the two little girls selling lemonade hade to when the police said they could not sell lemonade in front of their house…

    …The Supreme Court, therefore, OVERRULED two previous decisions in order to help state hunt down taxes…

    …If Congress FAILS to overrule this with clear legislation, this will indeed be the last nail in the coffin of ECommerce going forward…

    …If states now tax downloads, which Florida does not, then just to let everyone know, we may simply be forced based upon this decision to leave the United States in order to even do business…"
    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/taxes/the-supreme-court-just-destroyed-the-economy-in-the-hunt-for-taxes/

    • A go get Jeff Bezos moment to be sure.

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Sales tax is an interesting one..If I create something in my state and sell it to/in another state..and it is taxed..whom gets to keep that charged tax? My state that supported the infrastructure to produce my created product or the state that simply consumed my product?

      • AirSepTech AirSepTech

        Nosir. Your state collected :

        Property tax on the land the resource was on
        Property improvement/royalty/permit/taxes etc
        Employment taxes/work-comp taxes
        Utility taxes
        Fuel/transport taxes
        Income taxes
        Surly a few more!!

        It is your states dumb choice to resource-mine itself to poverty.
        Who needs a job/income? You just pay moar tax—silly.
        Take it from all those wealthy f-ers, like Bezos.

        😆

        • AirSepTech AirSepTech

          This here is some tax.
          Welfare State indeed.

          $30,000 new car maybe you want/need

          $ 7,500 sales(vat)25%

          $25,000 registration duty 85% to$29k/150% on +$29k

          $62,500 total

          Income tax@ 50%

          $130,000 income

          $ 65,000 tax

          $ 65,000 net

          $ 62,500 getcha a new car(cheap one)

          $ 2,500 left for some insurance, gas, and some media tax.

          Media duty

          All individuals with a television, radio, or multimedia device with Internet access are liable to pay an annual media duty of DKK 2,527 (2018). The duty is covering some of the public spending associated with maintaining the state owned media agency, which provides television, radio, and Internet services.

          😆

          “’The Nordic model is an expanded welfare state which provides a high level of security for its citizens, but it is also a successful market economy with much freedom to pursue your dreams and live your life as you wish,’ he added. …

          With success like that,,why work? 😉

          Don't forget your exit tax!
          Self funded/401k gains tax
          High asset tax
          Real Property tax, even property in other countries? haha

          http://taxsummaries.pwc.com/ID/Denmark-Individual-Other-taxes

          They do have a great education plan, GPA limited.
          If you are dumb/slow, no free degree for you.
          Career system-clogging wing nuts, nope.
          Cut-it, or get cut-out. And get a real job. 😉

          USA, would have maybe 1/2 the student load. haha

          • AirSepTech AirSepTech

            Very interesting charts, pulls together some of the many 'separate' numbers bandied about.

            Guess I was reminded? too close to that sidebar>>>>>>>haha

            USA % at risk living in poverty 12.7%
            Denmark " 12.2%

            Is it possible you can change your location, but not change your status?

            Apparently, 'the grass is greener…' has some merit.

            USA reeks of legacy political crony corruption, ridiculous past trade policies, and a over-bloated military machine.

            It will/is starving out the middle-class, who predominantly support the whole mess. The bottom? will stay there. As in Denmark.

            We could impose a 25% "national sales tax"(VAT).
            Would that 'fix' it all?
            😆

            Careful what you wish for, this is the 'USA'. 😉

              • These are just numbers, which help indeed but the Happiness Report, as posted elsewhere here, showed that Denmark at what #2/3 and the US at what #17/18/19? The standard of living is very close in comparison but being happy where you live is, in my view, very important. The current shift to fascism in the US is very troubling to me and to others and will most likely see the US numbers change a great deal. I still believe that FDR's 2nd Bill of Rights would improve living conditions and happiness levels across the board here in the US.

                • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                  FDRs rights….the world has moved on. Even in FDRs time, the industrial revolution was in full force. The efficiency and capitalism required to implement industrialization…a requirement to be competitive…means these three points from FDR are not valid

                  >The right to a useful and renumerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;

                  >The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;

                  >The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;

                  we tend to rally behind great speakers, but if what they are saying sounds good yet does not address the real issue, we are rallying behind the wrong thing. Its a kind of patriotism….to be avoided in favor of clearer analysis and thinking

                  Even the constitution misses the relevance it once had. Jefferson had an idea, but he wasnt thinking about police and military force in the year 2018. Owning a rifle is useless against the tyranny that fortified itself to unbeatable strength using our money.

                  https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e7/9d/21/e79d217c7828da3e84b65571ccac40a2.jpg

                • AirSepTech AirSepTech

                  Wife has this sign in one of the hothouses:

                  Happiness is a choice

                  Not a result

                  • AirSepTech AirSepTech

                    She has a few. Not all.

                    Believe in what you do

                    Not what you hear

                    My router and cedar plank time gets me out of trouble,,, sometimes.

                  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                    I saw a sign that said

                    'Happiness is pure luck'

                    I wondered…is that true? So I asked a starving child to be happy, a newly wed girl to be unhappy, an Argentinian to lose his passion, a christian to give up hope, a realist to have hope, a woman who believes you are responsible for your feelings to let go and feel she is at the utter mercy of fate, and nobody could do it.

                    They werent lucky enough to know that electroshock to the right or left prefrontal cortex was the key to selective release of endorphins, dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin and thus control of feelings

              • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                would more taxes fix the U.S.?

                This is the problem with taxes

                https://denelecampbell.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/trump-budget-pie-fy2018.png

                80% of the people share 10% of the wealth. How did it get this way? Too much socialism? not enough capitalism? The wrong president? The new world order?

                Wealth inequality is a consequence of the capitalist method and ideology. That insane tax spending pie chart is a consequence of entrenched interests of the powerful.

                Make no mistake, Raytheon Lockheed Martin and Boeing dont see anything wrong with that pie chart.

                Patriots are behind it too

                • AirSepTech AirSepTech

                  World War 2 mandated a 'war machine' economy.
                  I guess.

                  A chicken in every pot, now, we the people, are in the pot.

                  They say the 'war machine' has made everything 'good' and 'innovative', possible.

                  Except for a future. OOps.

                  We can't get past it?

      • Maybe a split? Collection and creator? What a mess. Thousands of differences between cities, counties and states. Will it induce a flat tax system for E-commerce? What a mess and who pays, we do. How else to pay for tax cuts other than killing off the poor, sick and old? It really is dumb to give tax cuts when revenues are already low and our war machine so hungry.

  • razzz razzz

    'Can Governments Actually Enhance Economic Growth?'

    "…Here is the chart we included in our report supporting BREXIT. The economic growth of Britain peaked the year before they joined the EU. The greater the size of the bureaucracy, the lower the economic growth. This is why I say that socialism is dying. Government is just incompetent and cannot build and grow an economy. It is the people who make a nation – not government."
    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/govt-incompetence/can-governments-actually-enhance-economic-growth/

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      study shows that businessmen who run out of viagra can get an erection by repeating these five exciting english words as a mantra. And thats good to know

      marketeconomy
      economigroth
      interestrate
      returnoninvestment
      profitmargin

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        another research group is reporting a simplified viagra alternative that promises to be effective. The method is to tap the acupuncture meridians of the penis while repeating 'leverage my assets'

        'leverage my assets'
        'leverage my assets'
        'leverage my assets'

        the study found the technique 83% effective with a 90% confidence level.
        It was found that womens receptiveness is influenced by the size of your assets but that aggressive leveraging can help overcome the deficiency

      • you can get the same effect if while clicking your heels together you chant "bottomlinenet"

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        everyone chant along with razzz and armstrong; economigroth economigroth economigroth

        As Professor Giorgos Kallis succinctly put it, “Growth is what capitalism needs, knows, and does.”

        100 years ago, economist, philosopher and anti war activist Rosa Luxemburg explained how capitalism intrinsically depends on the provision of credit. This in turn requires unending economic expansion in order to be repaid. Without this continual stoking in the form of credit, and without such credit leading to an unending expansion of goods and services in the real economy, the entire system would collapse.

        The observation that capitalism requires continual growth in profits which has to be generated by continual increases in the production and sale of commodities is leading to some confusion among economists who have a sneaking suspicion that growth cant go on forever. Usually they dont care as long as the system crashes during someone elses life time. Razzz, is that true? Do capitalists care or do they turn over all outcomes to Darwin?

        German president Friedrich Ebert's Social Democratic government-sponsored paramilitary troops, the Freikorps, murdered Rosa Luxemburg and threw her body in the Landwehr Canal in Berlin.

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          how to prove that capitalists are not long term thinkers. Actually, I dont think they would disagree with that. The idea is to make a killing and to hell with the others.

          So there are a large number of stars in the universe…
          1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars in the universe

          The empire of japan has lasted 1743 years. Now if Japan started out with a value of one dollar, and had a yearly growth rate of 10%, how much would Japan be worth today? Every capitalist would agree, Japan would be a capitalist success story.

          This many
          $1,400,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

          Now if you stacked the bills in the normal fashion, the stack would be 9.5 e^64 miles high. That turns out to be a lot of light years of distance.

          Its inconceivable, but my calculations say this many light years
          16,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

          So in conclusion, its a good thing Japan wasnt capitalist which is just a stupid concept desperately supported by those who use it to extract our wealth for as long as they can. Wont last forever boys

          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            The capitalist is like a leech. Bankers and stock traders especially, because all they do is extract wealth…like drinking blood. It could be calculated how many capitalists it would take to wipe out all wealth at a given 'rate of return'. I might have to do that at some point. In the meantime, this is how many leeches it takes to kill you

            'A leech can usually suck up to 12 ml of blood. Human bodies contain about 8.4 pints of blood, so it would take about 450 leeches to kill you'

            So a worthy goal would be to try to remove as many leeches and capitalists off your back as possible

  • Walk or die: Algeria abandons 13,000 migrants in the Sahara

    https://www.apnews.com/9ca5592217aa4acd836b9ee091ebfc20/Walk-or-die:-Algeria-abandons-13,000-migrants-in-the-Sahara

    And to think this is just the beginning. Mass migrations will increase due to climate change and what not. I saw a map earlier, an interactive sort of thing where the people creating it were able to map people on the move do to violence and war. I'll see if I can find it again. Pretty impressive.

  • razzz razzz

    An astute academic such as yourself should be able to ask more coherent questions instead of pointless wandering inquires.

    You will find all your answers for capitalism and socialism by following real time events in Venezuela. As money is nowhere to be found, socialism dies. Or while a socialist dictator lines his pockets, leaves his people to eat cake. Not unnoticed by other observers of the economy there giving it less than a year to survive.

    Armstrong already sees Euroland is on the verge of collapse then Japan then the US. With these collapses, civil unrest will rein supreme in the midst of increased tax collections everywhere to try and fund failing governments and their associated bureaucracies. If he charted the sun cycle correctly, use that as a multiplier of pain and grief. Mainly in the form of famine. Already happening now, is this so hard to understand or do you approve of adding more layers of government?

    • AirSepTech AirSepTech

      You can not create 'tax' income without resources.
      We do not/can not/will not come to grips with exponential growth.
      We will strip the planet clean, and/or war on each other for the spoils
      Without a complete changeover, economics, we are done.

      Check-mate.

      • We will strip the planet clean, and/or war on each other for the spoils

        It is very odd to sit back and watch as we do both. "The end-times" are. There is no doubt in my mind. The 6th extinction, oh my. What is even more interesting is to watch as bicker among ourselves as we watch it all go down the drain. We won't ever get past the finger pointing stage of our development, what a shame.

        nite nite

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        Sad..so few see it..for what it really is and what it truly represents.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      razzz, you arent up on Venezuelan politics and economics.

      The 1980s oil glut led to an external debt crisis and a long-running economic crisis, which saw inflation peak at 100% in 1996 and poverty rates rise to 66% in 1995. There was a major banking crisis in 1994. The recovery of oil prices after 2001 boosted the Venezuelan economy and facilitated social spending. In 2003 the government of Hugo Chávez implemented currency controls after capital flight lead to a devaluation of the currency.

      what caused the capital flight?

      The US government has funded anti-democratic actions. By absurdly declaring that Venezuela is an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to US national security and pressuring investors and bankers to steer clear of the Maduro administration, the White House has prevented Venezuela from obtaining much-needed foreign financing and investment.

      There’s little evidence for the claim that “socialism killed Venezuela.”
      https://www.thenation.com/article/why-is-venezuela-in-crisis/

      As the government devalued the currency in order to face its mounting local and external financial obligations, Venezuelans' real standard of living fell dramatically.

      • AirSepTech AirSepTech

        Venezuela lost an oil war.

        Oil wars, water wars, wars for security, fun, profit, for no good reason at all.

        Utilize resources, create profit, collect tax, thinly spread it around. Cheered on by…everyone? Everyone gets a cut. 🙁

        Ape-mans success story!

        Oil will be quite the game, wars, COP21/CC pressure, lot of skin and money in the game, severely income dependent countries, etc.

        World will be made miserable/lost by idiots.

      • razzz razzz

        'The Army Took Over the Spigots, Forcing Thirsty Venezuelans to Pay'

        "“They hijack our trucks, just like that,” said Sanchez, leaning on a rusty railing. “Once that happens, you’re in their hands, you have to drive the truck wherever they want you to.”’

        Venezuela’s military has come to oversee the desperate and lucrative water trade as reservoirs empty, broken pipes flood neighborhoods and overwhelmed personnel walk out. Seven major access points in the capital of 5.5 million people are now run by soldiers or police, who also took total control of all public and private water trucks. Unofficially, soldiers direct where drivers deliver — and make them give away the goods at favored addresses…"
        https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/2018/06/25/thirsty-venezuelans-forced-to-pay-for-water-as-army-takes-over

        • razzz razzz

          'Venezuela’s Collapse'

          "…U.S. Vice President Mike Pence called it a "sham." Most of the opposition either boycotted the contest or were barred from entering it. Many Venezuelans didn't bother to vote: The electoral authority said turnout was 48 percent, the lowest in two decades. Hundreds of thousands have fled to nearby countries in response to a violent crackdown on street protests, the lack of jobs and the inability to feed their families. In 2017, one aid agency said more than 11 percent of children under age 5 were suffering from moderate to severe malnutrition, yet Maduro has rejected humanitarian aid. Oil output has plunged to 1940s levels, partly for lack of money for maintenance but also because famished workers have grown too weak for heavy labor. Late last year, Venezuela defaulted on a portion of its debt. That included the $3 billion in so-called hunger bonds that Goldman Sachs Group Inc. bought at a deep discount, leading to criticism it was helping finance a regime that prioritized paying bondholders over feeding starving Venezuelans. Creditors have begun seizing the assets of the state oil company…

          …He nationalized thousands of companies or their assets, reducing the country’s capacity to produce anything but oil. He channeled revenue to the poor and expanded Venezuela’s influence in the region by doling out cheap oil…"
          https://www.bloomberg.com/quicktake/venezuela-price-revolution

  • Are you ill and getting worse or even bed ridden? Did you purchase a mattress after 2007?

    Best watch this video about the chemicals intentionally put into all mattresses as fire retardants after 2007 and why.

    Want to absorb some Antimony (heavy arsenic)?
    What about some Boric Acid (roach killer)?
    How about some DBDPO (Decabromodiphenyl ether)?

    Yea that'll make you wake up feeling refreshed huh…

    Here's a real hidden problem (no whinning about Trump involved) that could be effecting your health! It's proven, studied and admitted to in writing by the Consumer Products Safety Commission, explained to you by a hands on mattress industry professional of over 25 years.

    https://youtu.be/ji3zfNBvMA8?t=45m22s

    A real problem and threat to you and your children's health that is worth knowing about, unlike all the he said she said stuff floating around.

    Ya just wont have time to study real threats whining about fake political propaganda, kinda funny how that works huh…

    Not at all…

    Wake up and smell the poisons sheeple!!!!!

  • Warning to US: Erdogan Has Used Same Techniques as Trump to De-Democratize Turkey

    Erdogan's rise as an authoritarian strong man is a key lesson to America about how Trump could move the US in a similar direction
    by
    Juan Cole

    https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/06/25/warning-us-erdogan-has-used-same-techniques-trump-de-democratize-turkey

    The thin veneer of civilization. If you switch the names and dates around a bit it gets kinda interesting. I often wonder if we will even have the mid-term elections.

  • razzz razzz

    Socialism can't be allowed to be blamed, makes socialism look bad.

    "Nationalized" is a code word for socialism. Seize companies and take over their bank accounts. So as Venezuela defaults, creditors via international courts begin trying to claw back their losses. If people think it is bad now just wait a couple of more months. Having Cuba as your only friend speaks volumes. Even China refuses to deal with them.

    In the end, a new government will welcome capitalists back in to repair infrastructure for oil output. Their crude is thick, heavy and dirty. Not an ideal product but they have plenty of it.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      "a new government will welcome capitalists back in to repair infrastructure for oil output. "

      Im sure this is what U.S. capitalists are waiting for. They want their profit cut.

      Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man by John Perkins

      The first novel by John Perkins is an expose into the underworld of a little known section of government activities which detrimentally affect native populations and the efficacy of democracies worldwide. Perkins tells about his own experience working for a private international consulting firm which advised the World Bank in efforts to fund huge loans for poor developing countries all around the globe. He explains how he was indoctrinated into the system of cheating poor countries out of trillions of dollars, plunging the countries into insurmountable debt which must then be repaid through the extraction of natural resources, military assistance and political support. He reveals commonly used tactics to pressure small underdeveloped countries into accepting terms which adversely affect the ability of their people to survive and thrive. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man is an intriguing and deeply personal story of one's man understanding of the meaning of globalization and empire in America today. Perkins reveals shocking details of how the United States Government and corporate America work hand in hand in maintaining a dominating role in international affairs by using greed and corruption to inhibit foreign governments from economic…

  • razzz razzz

    Now that CBO is regulated, pharma companies can make a buck off it. I suppose this is part of Trump's new 'Right to Try' Law.

    'FDA approves country’s first medicine made from marijuana'

    "…Many families have moved to states where marijuana is legal medically or recreationally so they could treat their children with CBD on their own. But experts have said that having a regulated medication with standard dosing and supply is crucial for patient safety, a sentiment echoed by Gottlieb in his statement Monday.

    Gottlieb also used the approval to vouch for the years-long clinical development of Epidiolex as a model for bringing products made from marijuana to the market. The FDA is willing to help companies that want to pursue such research programs, he said, but they need to prove their products work and are safe with data from clinical trials…

    …Gottlieb hinted at additional enforcement actions against companies that sell unregulated CBD products with medical claims that aren’t backed up by evidence. The FDA has previously sent warning letters to companies that hyped their products as cancer or Alzheimer’s fighters…"
    https://www.statnews.com/2018/06/25/fda-approves-countrys-first-medicine-made-from-marijuana/

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      capitalism; cost per ounce of regulated, legal marijuana = $400 per ounce = $6,400 per pound. [Cost of silver = $17/oz]

      cost of marijuana before capitalism/government rulalaw = $0

      This illustrates the basic equation; more wealth for me = less wealth for you

  • New York Attorney General Sues Trump Foundation After 2-Year Investigation
    June 14, 2018

    “The New York State attorney general’s office filed a scathingly worded lawsuit on Thursday taking aim at the Donald J. Trump Foundation, accusing the charity and the Trump family of sweeping violations of campaign finance laws, self-dealing and illegal coordination with the presidential campaign.

    “The lawsuit, which seeks to dissolve the foundation and bar President Trump and three of his children from serving on nonprofit organizations, was an extraordinary rebuke of a sitting president. The attorney general also sent referral letters to the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Election Commission for possible further action, adding to Mr. Trump’s extensive legal challenges.

    “The lawsuit, filed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, culminated a nearly two-year investigation of Mr. Trump’s charity, which became a subject of scrutiny during and after the 2016 presidential campaign. While such foundations are supposed to be devoted to charitable activities, the petition asserts that Mr. Trump’s was often improperly used to settle legal claims against his various businesses, even spending $10,000 on a portrait of Mr. Trump that was hung at one of his golf clubs….[cont.]

  • Infantile statement:

    "Maybe Michael told them to do it," Trump told the Daily Mail. "Maybe he did, because he always wanted to do what I'm doing."
    http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-michael-bloomberg-net-worth-2016-1

    “In July, he [Trump] lashed out at Bloomberg News and the former mayor after the media organization ran an analysis asserting Trump's net worth at just under $3 billion— far less than Trump had claimed on financial-disclosure statements. Trump implied that Bloomberg may have asked his reporters to underestimate Trump's net worth out of jealousy.”
    http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-michael-bloomberg-net-worth-2016-1

  • What I find interesting today is we are ignoring the 6th extinction. We all reporting to each other the signs of global collapse. Yep, fascism is taking root globally, the planet is on fire from too much heat and not enough rain in the right places. Migrants are the move for vast array of reasons. Animals and bugs and fish are dying off. All of this is only going to speed up faster and faster until the end. Pray it happens soon. This is a slow and painful way to end the planet.

    • AirSepTech AirSepTech

      We're not ignoring it, we embrace it, with glee. Cheering it on!

      Me thinks tomorrow, we could mandate all Amazon crap ships to central pick-up points. Places people go, or pass by. Work locations, WalMart, Costco, Walgreens, one house in your sub. A 1000 choices.

      Would we? No. Not 'convenient'. haha

      UPS dude must hand deliver 1,600,000 boxes a day(2016). Much more now!
      Lots of resource, revenue, taxes, involved. 'Economigrowth'. A cut for everyone, even for the poorest and uninvolved.
      One small snippet of our 'acceptable' reality.

      I was watching the robins, picking worms, back to the young they go.
      Millions of years in evolution.

      No. We will not make it. Not smart enough.
      1/2 the population has less than average intelligence.
      Much of what we cheer on, is fraught with unintended consequence.
      The other species, not so much.

      https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-many-cardboard-boxes-does-amazon-ship-each-day-david-perlman

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    Portland…the well meaning activists close down Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) building. https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/06/protesters-put-i-c-e-building-under-siege-in-portland-video/

    people are ignorant to think all cultures are going to get along, hold hands and sing We are the world, We are the children while swaying gently back and forth in prayerful mood

    Eleven MS-13 gang members killed some teens…its a way of life. The group’s motto is “Kill, rape, control.”

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/32201/11-ms-13-gang-members-charged-kidnapping-and-amanda-prestigiacomo

  • Ambiorix Ambiorix

    Area of Global Dead Zones Doubling Every 10 Years

    The number and size of oceanic dead zones is increasing.

    The name says it all, but dead zones are areas along the sea floor where oxygen levels are so low they no longer sustain marine life. Hypoxia, which is a deficiency in the amount of oxygen reaching the tissues of organisms, is a widespread and growing problem in Earth’s oceans as industrial waste, fertilizer runoff from industrial agriculture and anthropogenic climate disruption increasingly aggravate the crisis.

    Rabalais, who is also a distinguished research professor at LSU’s Marine Consortium, told Truthout the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico has, over the 31 years it has been measured, averaged 5,806 square miles in size.

    “It remains the second-largest human-caused low oxygen area in global coastal waters,” said Rabalais, who discovered the Gulf dead zone and has been tracking it ever since. “In 2017, it was the largest ever measured: 8,776 square miles.”

    Her and her colleagues’ research has also shown that there are now more than 400 coastal low-oxygen areas around the globe, and the number of dead zones started to double roughly every decade beginning in the 1960s.

    A Growing Problem

    Don Scavia, a professor emeritus of environment and sustainability at the University of Michigan, explained in detail what causes a dead zone.

    https://truthout.org/articles/area-of-global-dead-zones-doubling-every-10-years/

  • Ambiorix Ambiorix

    ALEC’s Deadly Asbestos Agenda Benefits Koch Industries, Nationwide

    The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) named Missouri Republican state Rep. Bruce DeGroot as a “Legislator of the Week” in June.

    Why is ALEC so fond of DeGroot? Because he has cheerfully championed ALEC legislation to restrict the right of terminally ill, asbestos victims to sue over mesothelioma. In doing so, DeGroot is helping the many US companies, including ALEC funders Koch Industries and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, that have asbestos-related liability.
    Nationwide, Not on Your Side

    Mesothelioma is an aggressive type of lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Even though the dangers of deadly asbestos have been known for over 100 years, industry worked hard to bury evidence that workers were being harmed by asbestos exposure. Three thousand people are diagnosed each year with mesothelioma in the United States and most die within a year or two. Most victims are public servants, veterans, firefighters, even teachers exposed to asbestos in schools.

    In addition to being an ALEC politician, Degroot is an attorney for an insurance defense firm, Brown & James, which represents dozens of insurers who, in turn, have as clients companies responsible for mesothelioma-related claims.

    https://truthout.org/articles/alecs-deadly-asbestos-agenda-benefits-koch-industries-nationwide/

    • Ambiorix Ambiorix

      Cookson went on to say that in the past he had been supportive of some tort reform bills. “I reflect back now, and you know I have a personal situation going on right here. I think a lot more about life and death. I would ask you, did you ever contemplate the way you want to die?” he asked of DeGroot.

      “Well that is a bit personal,” responded DeGroot with a nervous laugh.

      “Well, so do you want to die a slow death where you lay there in the bed and suffocate to death?” asked Cookson.

      “I wouldn’t like that, no,” said Degroot.

      Cookson went on to say that for the time he had left in the legislature, he wanted to make sure he was on the side of those “laying in the hospital for a long long time suffering, surrounded by their families…. I can’t bring myself to be in support of anything that would compromise a person’s ability to be made whole, and their family to be made whole because they had to leave this world in a horrible fashion in an abbreviated time they would have been expected to live.”

      The ALEC bill offered by DeGroot would mean that many victims would not live to see their day in court. As one opposing legislator, Rep. Jay Barnes explained, “the best evidence in an asbestos case is the plaintiff, and when they die, that goes away.”

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        Bobby , Yes Sir?
        You do know those towers over there are filled with asbestos correct?
        No Sir, are they, where is it.
        Well they lined all the support pillar/columns with it and the elevator shafts and you have heard of the lung cancer lawsuits correct?
        Yes Sir, they need to come down, but how Sir?
        Well Bobby there are few people whom have other things regarding those towers that need to be done.
        Oh I did not know Sir.
        Thinking they have a plan Bobby.
        Never let a crises go to waste!
        Yes Sir! Cough! Puke! Cough!

        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          The Link Between 9/11 and Cancer Has Become Increasingly Clear …
          https://www.citylab.com/equity/2015/09/14-years-later…911…cancer/403888/
          Sep 10, 2015 – 14 Years Later, Here's What We Know About 9/11 and Cancer … even, the string of pearls around her neck—catapulted Borders to instant recognition. …. reported cancer cases among World Trade Center rescuers and responders. … on the big three: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.

  • Jebus Jebus

    This is caused by climate change.

    You may remember these words from Donald Trump when he was running for president: “A Trump administration will stop the jobs from leaving America.”

    But U.S. companies sent thousands of jobs overseas in his first year as president. And many of the companies responsible for offshoring jobs received huge government contracts.

    In fact, according to employment data charted by Good Jobs Nation and Public Citizen, federal contractors alone outsourced 10,269 jobs while taking over $19 billion in government money.

    Never before in U.S. history have federal contractors sent so many jobs overseas. Here are the contractors that are offshoring the most jobs under Donald Trump

    https://www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/the-companies-offshoring-jobs-at-a-record-pace-under-trump.html/?a=viewall

    Donald exhales the greatest CO2, ever…

  • Jebus Jebus

    This is all caused by a lack of oxygen…

    President Trump is warning that he's considering an "economic development bill" that would penalize companies that leave the United States and hope to sell back into the U.S. market.

    "I also have another bill … an economic development bill, which I think will be fantastic," Trump said in an interview with Forbes released Tuesday morning. "Which nobody knows about. Which you are hearing about for the first time."

    Trump said the aim of the bill will be to create "incentives" for companies to stay in the U.S., and he said companies that leave will "get penalized severely."

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-threatens-penalties-against-companies-that-leave-the-us

    Which in turn reduces forethought…

    Harley-Davidson will move some production out of US after retaliatory tariffs

    Harley-Davidson's move is some of the most direct evidence yet that tit-for-tat trade fights between the United States and other countries have consequences for American companies. Harley-Davidson said it stood to lose as much as $100 million a year.

    http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/25/news/companies/harley-davidson-motorcycles-tariffs-trump/index.html

    Does this ass make our country look too big?

  • Ambiorix Ambiorix

    Unmasking the GOP as the Party of Negligent Homicide

    “Poverty is a death sentence,” Sen. Bernie Sanders said in a 2016 campaign rally. The audience nodded. They should’ve screamed. Look at the history. Look at the statistics. Conservative and neoliberal policies kill hundreds of thousands of Americans every year. When Republicans dismantle Obamacare, they kill people. When lawmakers from both parties shred the safety net, they kill people.

    Neoliberal Democrats are complicit too. The devastating anti-poor measures that passed under the guise of “welfare reform” in 1996 were championed by Bill Clinton and supported by many Democrats in Congress. It cut cash payment to the poor and may have led to shorter life spans. It led to a 153 percent increase of deep poverty, with Americans living on $2 dollars a day. It led to people selling their plasma or food stamps for quick money.

    Republicans, however, have gone even further, consistently shaping the GOP into the party of negligent homicide. They intentionally increase the structural violence of the state. The victims die but we don’t “see” them because our media focuses on the personal, not systemic. We’re trained to see authorities as legitimate, so it’s nearly impossible to recognize them as mass murderers. But the poor are dying in an ongoing crisis that needs a radical, humanitarian politics.

    https://truthout.org/articles/unmasking-the-gop-as-the-party-of-negligent-homicide/

    • I have been living that way for 25 years. I get $38.20 p/day but am $19,000.00 in debt. Servicing that debt is very costly. I have in the past written John McCain and Jeff Flake and asked them "why does my government want to kill me" and I get no answer. I ask for assistance from NGO's and service agencies and am ignored. There are some 50 to 70 million just like me. Living with chronic disease of a health nature and a diseased government. Life in amurika sucks.

      • slandermen skrej

        Excluding housing, but including 10-15 liters of a wine a week, food, water, electricity, internet access, cigarettes, kratom, weed and some other things I need about $250-350 a month (of course, that's in south africa). Not that I have that, but. That's like, excess.

        • Jebus Jebus

          If you smoke, just the cigaretts cost 250 a month in tax and tariff land.

          • slandermen skrej

            But that shit's also taxed here. Not really trying to compare living costs, too variable and contextual. But to be fair, there's a lot of waste and unnecessary bullshit inflating costs, almost anywhere. It normally happens when bureaucrats are involved.

            I mean, without taxes and shit on tobacco and alcohol, legal weed, say, local kratom supplier, cheaper electricity (notoriously corrupt here) I'd probably I'd be talking about like $100-150 here, conservatively.

            • slandermen skrej

              If I then also reduce (not eradicate) my alcohol, cigarette, electricity, water, food and kratom usage (since I do use most of it excessively), maybe $50-100.

              • Jebus Jebus

                I'm just thinking about what appears to be a thirteen and a half to one exchange rate.

                Who makes that stupid shit up?

                What book from god say's thats the way it is?

                And you guys have all, no wait, you guys mine most of the diamonds that support that fake shitty monetary exchange rate.

                Not you, skrej, the people that own SA.

                Something doesn't add up with such a valuable secure resource. Somebody's getting rich.

                Thats a bad deal. We don't have any diamonds. We buy them, from NYC…

                • slandermen skrej

                  "And you guys have all, no wait, you guys mine most of the diamonds that support that fake shitty monetary exchange rate."

                  This is a common misconception about diamonds. Certainly, there were many diamonds mined here.

                  But if you look at who sold those diamonds, the companies, corporations it's strangely related to some imperialist and hegelian policies.

                  It's quite interesting to know that, much of those certified ethically sourced diamonds weren't so ethically sourced or from south africa. You could even suggest mercenary and governments groups in some other countries were/are involved with that.

                  They often have aquafresh flags and bizarrely, there always seems to some opposing side to them, that…kinda doesn't oppose them? That's of course in a country neither is really associated with.

                  A mexican and a north korean walk into a british bar with machineguns.

          • It is very expensive to be poor in America. I roll my own cigarettes, it saves a bunch. It's the one vise I allow myself.

  • slandermen skrej

    Dose rate from external radiation at site boundary of Orano's Malvési uranium conversion plant reaches new peak; 1 mSv standard only met by tricks (France)

    http://wise-uranium.org/epfr.html#COMCONVMA

  • Ambiorix Ambiorix

    Methane Leaks From Oil and Gas 60 Percent Higher Than EPA Estimates, New Study Finds

    Each year, oil and gas industry operations in the US are leaking roughly 60 percent more methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, into our atmosphere than previous estimates from the US Environmental Protection Agency, which relied heavily on self-reporting by the industry.

    That’s the conclusion of a study published last week in the peer-reviewed journal Science and conducted with funding from the Department of Energy, NASA, and private foundations. The two dozen researchers involved found that the US oil and gas supply chain releases between 11 and 15 million metric tons of methane per year.

    “This study confirms the growing body of peer-reviewed science indicating oil and gas extraction’s methane pollution makes it as harmful to climate as coal burning’s carbon dioxide pollution,” said Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, Cornell University professor emeritus of engineering and vice president of Earthwork’s board of directors.

    “This confirms there is no ‘bridge fuel’,” Ingraffea said. “To stave off catastrophic climate change we need to immediately drop all fossil fuels in favor of conservation and renewables.”

    https://truthout.org/articles/methane-leaks-from-oil-and-gas-60-percent-higher-than-epa-estimates-new-study-finds/

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    Founder of Virtual Reality warns we should all DELETE all social media accounts to avoid “mass human behavioral engineering
    https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-06-25-founder-of-virtual-reality-warns-we-should-all-delete-all-social-media-accounts.html

    • I completely agree. I don't use those platforms, I used to use f/b but no longer. I post here and a few news sites and have my website and that's it. That is enough anxiety for me and often times, too much.

    • slandermen skrej

      He's not wrong, kinda noticed this shit a while ago. So you have to ask yourself, is this social media? Anyway, what I disagree with him about is the, as usual, bastardized term, social media. Like, music can be social media.

      He does mean data aggregation oriented, I suspect. I suspect some shells here may mention something about their egregorian interests, more explicitly, not that it's been transparent so far. Sure, you can see right through it, but it's quite opaque. Not even sure they realize.

  • Ambiorix Ambiorix

    Supreme Court just wrote a presumption of white racial innocence into the Constitution
    Congratulations, guys! Racism is fixed!

    The Supreme Court held on Monday that white lawmakers enjoy a presumption of racial innocence, even when they draw legislative districts that empower white voters at the expense of racial minorities.

    https://thinkprogress.org/scotus-presumption-of-white-racial-innocence-gerrymandering-7ad4fdfc82a5/

  • Ambiorix Ambiorix

    The Persistence of Whitewashing

    How can Americans have such different memories of slavery?

    https://newrepublic.com/article/148618/persistence-whitewashing

  • Trump repeats call to deprive undocumented migrants of due process

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/25/trump-repeats-call-to-deprive-undocumented-migrants-due-process

    Oh that rue-a-lala just keeps getting in the way of insanity dammit. I get it though, create a crisis all on your own, break the law, toss the law out all on your own and repeat until you have a new country.

  • Ambiorix Ambiorix

    How The US, Under Obama, Created Europe's Refugee Crisis

    The current US President, Donald Trump, claimed on June 18th, that Germany’s leadership, and the leadership in other EU nations, caused the refugee-crisis that Europe is facing:

    “The people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition. Crime in Germany is way up. Big mistake made all over Europe in allowing millions of people in who have so strongly and violently changed their culture!”

    The US Government is clearly lying about this.

    The US Government itself caused this crisis that Europeans are struggling to deal with. Would the crisis even exist, at all, if the US had not invaded and tried to overthrow (and in some instances actually overthrown) the governments in Libya, Syria, and elsewhere — the places from which these refugees are escaping?

    The US Government, and a few of its allies in Europe (the ones who actually therefore really do share in some of the authentic blame for this crisis) caused this war and government-overthrow, etc., but Germany’s Government wasn’t among them, nor were many of the others in Europe. If the US Government had not led these invasions, probably not even France would have participated in any of them. The US Government, alone, is responsible for having caused these refugees. The US Government itself created this enormous burden to Europe, and yet refuses to accept these refugees that it itself had…

  • slandermen skrej

    What in the fuck happened here?

    Some guy in the AMD marketing department smoked waaaay too much, made a bunch of weed brownies and told the executives this rad new technology will totally sell and profits and shit. Fuck yeah.

    https://youtu.be/AF_fRowqscM

    https://www.extremetech.com/computing/272183-amds-threadripper-2-teaser-video-hurls-down-gauntlet-for-intel

    That video is fucking metal. And only one guy had a valid comment about it, a fucking ninja squirrel.

    • razzz razzz

      AMD is cutting into Intel's profit margins on the high end. Intel had to do (memory-fetch) software on die for years to compete with AMD's superior architecture and got caught up in hacking vulnerabilities because of it.

      CEO of INTEL just quit using some lameass excuse of an old affair with an employee.

      [12nm/7nm chip dies boggles the mind.]

  • Here's the Constitutional Problem With Trump's Call to Deport Immigrants Without Seeing Judges

    “…But legal experts note that the Supreme Court has long held that even non-citizens have the right to due process, the constitutional rule that every person should get a fair hearing in court before facing any punishment….”
    http://time.com/5321318/donald-trump-immigration-due-process/

  • razzz razzz

    Judge basically said theory was not a legal argument. The defendants were a whose who in the oil world.

    'Judge Alsup dismisses global warming lawsuits'
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/25qh41lqttyuyva/Alsup%20Opinion.pdf?dl=0

  • razzz razzz

    'Supreme Court Hands Trump The Power To Fire Thousands Of Judges'

    "…From Reuters:

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday expanded presidential control over pivotal jobs in federal agencies, ruling that the way the Securities and Exchange Commission selected its in-house judges to enforce investor-protection laws was improper.

    In a 7-2 ruling, the justices overturned a lower court ruling that had endorsed the SEC’s in-house judge hiring practice that operated autonomously from the president.

    The ruling could reverberate through the federal government, which has nearly 2,000 administrative law judges deciding matters as varied as unfair trade practices, veterans benefits and patent infringement. Such a ruling could also make it easier for some of these judges to be fired by political appointees.

    Six of the justices said the appointments of the judges were unconstitutional. Liberal Justice Stephen Breyer agreed with the outcome, but said it only violated federal administrative law. Liberal Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented from the decision.

    The SEC-appointed judges have long been a controversy. The Commission had the power to appoint their own judges. These judges were overseeing crucial cases that affected private businesses and the investment industry. Clearly, there was a conflict of interest…"
    http://washingtonpost24.com/2018/06/22/supreme-court-hands-trump-the-power-to-fire-thousands-of-judges/

    • This is a fake article:

      Supreme Court Hands Trump The Power To Fire Thousands Of Judges washingtonpost24.com
      submitted 2 days ago by morethanaconquere
      https://www.reddit.com/r/greatawakening/comments/8tewhs/supreme_court_hands_trump_the_power_to_fire/

      One comment:

      Dedalus2kNew or rearrival. 14 points 1 day ago
      This is a fake article you fucking dummies. Look at the address. Jesus you're gullible.

      • Here is the Wall Street Journal:

        High Court Rules Appointments Process for SEC Judges Violated Constitution

        Ruling says the judges needed to be appointed by the five-member commission, not by other staff

        "The Supreme Court’s ruling, written by Justice Elena Kagan, said the judges exercise enough power that they should be accountable directly to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC has said the judges are independent."
        June 21, 2018

        “WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the government’s practice for appointing administrative-law judges overseeing cases against Wall Street defendants is unconstitutional.

        “The high court’s ruling, written by Justice Elena Kagan, said the judges exercise enough power that they should be accountable directly to the Securities and Exchange Commission, which hears appeals of their judgments and uses the courts for about 20% of all litigated actions brought by the agency. The SEC has maintained that its judges are independent, because the hiring process gave them civil-service protections against being fired.

        “To comply with the Constitution’s appointments clause, Justice Kagan said, the judges needed to be appointed by the five-member commission, not by other staff….[cont.]

        • [cont.]
          “The SEC employs five in-house judges who hear a variety of enforcement cases. But there are thousands of administrative-law judges throughout the executive branch, often providing not only the first forum for enforcement cases but ruling on everything from Social Security benefit disputes to which partner in a dissolved business is entitled to collect its mail.

          “The court’s opinion may affect administrative law judges in other federal agencies that have duties similar to those performed by SEC judges, though the justices stopped short of providing broad guidance on how its ruling might apply in other contexts. “
          https://www.wsj.com/articles/high-court-rules-appointments-process-for-sec-judges-violated-constitution-1529592616

          • razzz razzz

            Here is the gist of the decision. ALJ handing out a binding punitive decision is beyond scope of responsibilities. Need a judge with the authority from the justice department, only a president can appoint those judges or delegate his authority to name judges for such positions.

            The supremes only ruled on the objection of a ALJ handing down a decision based on SEC rules, they did not rule on the merits of case. Means: The ALJ did not have the authority to make that ruling. Now a president will have to approve or appoint proper judges to hear rules, regulations and laws federally based.

            • It did't say that the president would be appointing the judges at all. The SEC Comission would be appointing the judges, not their staff. And it just referred to 5 judges.

              Why don't you post the actual Supreme Court decision or a link.

              • Court says administrative law judges subject to Appointments Clause
                June 21, 2018

                “A divided Supreme Court said on Thursday that SEC administrative law judges appointed by staffers should be appointed by the President, courts or department heads instead, but it didn’t consider a Justice Department request to clarify the President’s ability to fire any ‘officer of the United States.’

                “In the 6-3 ruling in Lucia v. SEC, Justice Elena Kagan said that judges are ‘Officers of the United States,’ subject to the conditions of the Constitution’s Appointments Clause and ordered that petitioner Raymond Lucia should receive a new hearing with a different judge.

                “The SEC has the legal authority to bring an administrative proceeding against an alleged wrongdoer, Kagan said, with the SEC presiding over the hearing. But in practice, the SEC has other staff members appoint administrative law judges that is considers as employees to conduct the hearings.

                “The SEC had charged Lucia with violations under the Investment Advisers Act, and it assigned an administrative law judge to adjudicate the case. Lucia appealed a ruling against him to the SEC, arguing the proceeding was invalid because the administrative law judge had not been constitutionally appointed. The SEC disagreed, claiming their judges were not ‘Officers of the United States’ but ‘mere employees’ instead….[cont.]

                • [cont.]
                  “Citing precedent, Kagan said the Court’s decision in Freytag v. Commissioner (1991) found that special trial judges of the United States Tax Court were officers of the United States, and not employees. ‘Freytag says everything necessary to decide this case,’ Kagan said, noting the similarities between the two types of judges.

                  “During arguments, the Justice Department pressed the Court to answer a separate question it didn’t accept from the petitioners’ attorneys about clarifying or expanding the President’s power to directly removed officers of the United States.

                  “’The Government asked us to add a second question presented: whether the statutory restrictions on removing the Commission’s ALJs are constitutional,’ Kagan said. ‘When we granted certiorari, we chose not to take that step. The Government’s merits brief now asks us again to address the removal issue. We once more decline. No court has addressed that question, and we ordinarily await ‘thorough lower court opinions to guide our analysis of the merits.’”
                  https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/court-says-administrative-law-judges-subject-to-appointments-clause

      • High Court Rules Appointments Process for SEC Judges Violated Constitution

        Ruling says the judges needed to be appointed by the five-member commission, not by other staff

        “…the SEC’s so-called administrative law judges are ‘officers’ of the U.S. subject to the Constitution's Appointments Clause. That means they should be named by the SEC's commissioners. The SEC considers its five judges employees of the agency and they are hired by the staff….”
        https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/21/supreme-court-rejects-sec-in-house-judges-jeopardizing-rulings-642449

        This protects investment firms, not investors who have been defrauded by the investment firms.

  • "…I'm telling you my Dear, it can't happen here…" Frank Zappa

    Atlantic Council finally admits Ukraine’s Nazi problem, and seems upset RT reported it earlier

    https://www.rt.com/op-ed/430796-ukraine-nazi-atlantic-council/

    and who is pushing the far right further in Europe? Steve Bannon and who is pushing the far right in the White House? Steven Miller…be aware and beware, it can happen here, we really do need to fight against hate no matter where we find it, your own heart is the place to start…

  • Denmark Signs Up for Two New Military Alliances in "Signal to Trump"
    26.06.2018

    “The Scandinavian nation is about to join both the French-led European Intervention Initiative (EI2) and the UK-led Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF), which the Danish foreign minister ventured was a signal of European unity to US President Donald Trump.

    “Danish Defense Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen has announced that Denmark is proud to become part of the French-led defense initiative EI2, an act that signals Europe's intention to become more self-reliant in military matters and allows fothe r rapid deployment of military forces in times of crisis, Danish Radio reported.

    "’Europe needs to take even more responsibility for its own security. So I'm very pleased that Denmark has joined the initiative, because it strengthens our security policy profile and gives us access to a forum of like-minded countries that works to [promote] Danish interests and European security,’ Claus Hjort Frederiksen said. According to the defense minister, the world has become more unstable due to conflicts in the Middle East and Russia's behavior, which he called "increasingly self-assertive."

    “The Danish Defense Minister emphasized that the alliance wouldn't change the fact NATO and the US would continue to be the cornerstones of the Danish defense and security policy, but rather become a supplement to increased co-operation between NATO and the EU.

  • razzz razzz

    'The Next American Civil War – Thank You Mueller'

    "…The left is historically always the violent side. The right argues to be left alone. The left cannot sleep at night because they worry the right is not submitting to their control. The revolutions in Russia and China came from the left. The French Revolution was also a leftist movement and that is where they began with the “Commune” project. It was the French who convinced Marx about Communism.

    In 1848, territory won from Mexico was to become a state. This upset the balance of power and it illustrated that tensions were rising between the North and South. The True Issue or “That’s What’s the Matter” is a Currier & Ives print showing General George McCellan preaching a peaceful end to the Civil War standing between Lincoln and Jeff Davis trying to support the union. An American Civil War certainly becomes possible between 2024 and 2026 if tensions continue to rise. Interestingly enough our volatility models on the prospect of a civil war bottomed in 2008.

    Based upon our model, assuming Trump remains in office and is even re-elected in 2020, that brings us to 2024 and that is where we see a serious risk of rising tensions that could bring about a Second American Civil War. This is what I mean when I ask, “What comes after Trump?”
    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/war/the-next-american-civil-war-thank-you-mueller/

    • What comes after trump? The 6th extinction, which is on going.

    • There won't be a Civil War, and there is a House intelligence oommittee and a Senate intelligence committee. There are many investigators. Trump will be given a chance to resign. It will happen long before 2020.

      The investigation of Clinton over Whitewater went on 8 years, but nothing ever led to an indictment in court. He was impeached by the House, not for anything he did as president but for lying about his extra marital affair , but the Senate did not vote him out of office.

      Nixon wasn't impeached, but resigned rather than face impeachment and removal from office.

      Support for Donald Trump's Impeachment Is Higher Now Than It Was for Richard Nixon 44 Years Ago
      http://www.newsweek.com/trump-nixon-russia-watergate-poll-637894

      By the time all the information is made public, all his monied followers will have abandoned him. and all his Christian supporters will have abandoned him.

      • Dr. Maziar,
        We may disagree on many issues large and small but your display of fire from the heart with regards to our Constitution and our government is greatly appreciated. These are norms that cannot and must not be diminished. What we have today is abnormal. Thank you for pushing clarity.

        Gilbert

      • Some states are working to keep Trump off the ballot in 2020.

        Can States Ban Trump From the Ballot If He Doesn’t Release His Tax Returns?

        The constitutionality of a bill advancing through the Maryland legislature

        “…Other legal experts are also confident in the soundness of the tax-return maneuver. Laurence Tribe, a Harvard University law professor and frequent critic of the Trump administration, described Maryland’s bill as a 'neutral, even-handed way' to allow voters to assess the 'financial and ethical history' of would-be candidates. He also viewed its constitutional footing as more secure….”
        https://newrepublic.com/article/147310/can-states-ban-trump-ballot-doesnt-release-tax-returns

          • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

            Oh My! I just watched a video from the Q..Rumpster has been sent from gad to save the world and end all the rampant corruption world wide and end the Cabal in charge of the deep state right here in the U.S. of A.

            Of course this make sense since the military wanted him and asked him to run as they want to save the world with love and compassion while getting rid of all the evil doers.

            I guess they will start grabbing things soon..Chuckles! Last I checked since 2001 the military budget has increased close to 100%..not a bad gig..when people are starving in the streets.

            Can't make this kind of bullshit up..people are believing it and think he is gad's messenger.

        • razzz razzz

          So States can dictate Federal election laws?

          • No state is trying to dictate what another state does. But each state can require a candidate to release taxes filed to show if a candidate is honest and ethical.

            So some states won't make that a candidate requirement.

            States individually determine voter qualifications. And the electoral college members for a particular state are chosen by that state.

            People don't vote directly for the president according to the Constitution. Some states allow the winner in that state to receive all the electoral votes in that state, and some states apportion members from that state to the electoral college according to votes received by each candidate.

            No one knows how the Supreme Court would rule is a particular candidate were not on the ballot.

            The Green Party, for example, must meet certain criteria in each state before their candidate is put on the ballot of that state. The criteria is different in each state and is determined by that state.

            • “…Though the Green Party does not have state affiliates in all 50 states, the group achieved ballot access in 45 states and write-in status in three states for the 2016 election cycle as of October 2016….”
              https://ballotpedia.org/Green_Party

              • AirSepTech AirSepTech

                So you believe some states, in a state of denial, believe the courts will deny an incumbent PotUS a place representing his party on a state ballot?

                hahahahahahahaha

                Can you envision, for a moment, what communism looks like?

                How about looking at a ballot, with 1/2 the names on it, and thinking 'gee, this is cool, less to ponder.'

                Could you explain, briefly(25 words?), why was Trump allowed 'to' run for PotUS, if he did not meet the mandatory requirements? seems simple enough, no?

                Apparently, loading boxcars to a final destination is even easier than 'I' can imagine.

                • I'm just posting information. Investigators already have Trump's income tax returns.

                  What I think is that Trump is guilty of income tax evasion. That is how they put Al Capone away. The efforts of states to require income tax returns of candidates is not directed at Trump, but future candidates. I think Trump will have resigned long before 2020.

                  All of Trump's bluster against everyone is to direct attention away from himself and his money laundering, lies, and other crimes.

                  Martha Stewart was jailed for perjury, not for any other reason.

                • I'm just posting information. Investigators already have Trump's income tax returns.

                  What I think is that Trump is guilty of income tax evasion. That is how they put Al Capone away. The efforts of states to require income tax returns of candidates is not directed at Trump, but future candidates. I think Trump will have resigned long before 2020.

                  All of Trump's bluster against everyone is to direct attention away from himself and his money laundering, lies, and other crimes.

                  Martha Stewart was jailed for perjury, not for any other reason.

                  Much information will be made public in the next 2 months.

  • My family has been here in America 361 years, I thought that was a long time and time well spent. It doesn't even come close to 15,000 years, now does it?

    Clovis site: Montana burial site answers questions about early humans

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180619122441.htm

  • Ambiorix
    June 25, 2018 at 7:37 pm · Reply

    Unmasking the GOP as the Party of Negligent Homicide

    My comment under this post in summation was…why does my government want to kill me?…

    Well now, isn't this interesting?

    New analysis links proposed changes in U.S. tax laws to rich-poor gap and deaths among Americans

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171127124931.htm

    They may not "want to" but their policies lead towards it. An underhand way to control population size and make up. Be aware and beware.

  • slandermen skrej

    Fuck, that didn't take very long. But hey, it's not like the partisan types notice they're partisan. Hey, don't remind them of the OTC derivatives they supported without understanding (or maybe worse), don't remind them of career politician delegation and pretty much being employed by government.

    I'm bad at math, but I remember.

  • condition report

    sounds coming from every corner
    no silence anymore
    this lacking of a common denominator
    brings voices in the night
    fractured and twisted tongues
    within a common legion
    too large to comprehend
    or move fast enough
    cell divisions
    community integraties
    tribal respects all sounds are garbled
    broken up in the dance
    voices cry out in the night
    exclaiming their hunger to the moon
    shared at midnight
    failing to reduce and congeal
    again to the zygote
    of planetary mass
    too small too many too fast

    …a poem I wrote in 1989, with that I'll say nite nite…

  • slandermen skrej

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBIKP4W50-I

    I quit on this piece of shit social media clusterfuck with its bullshit, meaningless fucktarding.

    Yeah yeah, just ignore that.

  • danger kitty danger kitty

    Five earthquakes over 4.4 in Japan, last 8 hours.
    Largest is 4.8.
    No link, got it from an app.

  • AirSepTech AirSepTech

    https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2018/06/feds_enter_portlands_ice_headq.html

    Feds slip into Portland's ICE headquarters as protesters sleep outside

    😆

    Maybe the sexual deviant Governor will endorse 'shoot to kill' orders, like she did with the cowboys. 🙁

    Just another example of the obvious, 1/2 the population has less than average intelligence.

  • Rising seas: 'Florida is about to be wiped off the map'

    Sea level rises are not some distant threat; for many Americans they are very real. In an extract from her chilling new book, Rising, Elizabeth Rush details how the US coastline will be radically transformed in the coming years

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/26/rising-seas-florida-climate-change-elizabeth-rush

    Great read…if you have been watching the housing markets along the coasts, people are starting to sell out and seek higher ground. Pretty soon they will not be able to sell them, they will be junk. That market will take a dump, right into the ocean(s).

  • Thought of the day…

    If the dane brammaged are truly dane bramaged and then listened to other dane brammaged people, just how dane brammaged would the dane brammaged be?

    Disclamer:

    This dane brammage statement is not directed to (and or and if) any particular dane brammaged individual or company, corporation and is intended to be used for learning purposes only (good luck with that).

    Any abuse or dane bramaged coping of such material is forbidden under DB 34567 of the penalless code.

    Exemption: If you have a penile implant feel free to tell us so we can exempt you from the dane brammaged penalty (db-34567) of the dane brammaged penile code.

    And don't forget that the society of the dane brammaged takes donations 24 hours a day, just call 823- I don't know. That's 823- I Don't know…

    Operators are standing by…

    Hehehe…

    Or you can donate online with some brain washing…

    Live Trees – Ron White:

    https://youtu.be/Mo78qm8k2LY

  • razzz razzz

    'Donald Trump Celebrates ‘Vindication’ with Supreme Court Ruling on Travel Ban'

    "President Donald Trump reacted to the ruling of the Supreme Court affirming the constitutionality of his order to restrict travel from eight foreign countries. “Today’s Supreme Court ruling is a tremendous victory for the American People and the Constitution,” Trump said in a statement released by the White House on Tuesday. “The Supreme Court has upheld the clear authority of the President to defend the national security of the United States.”

    The president also commented on the ruling to reporters as members of Congress met with the president at the White House.

    “The ruling shows that all of the attacks from the media and the Democrat politicians are wrong, and they turned out to be very wrong,” he said…"
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/26/donald-trump-celebrates-vindication-over-media-after-supreme-court-rules-on-travel-ban/

  • The Neuroscience of Pain
    Brain imaging is illuminating the neural patterns behind pain’s infinite variety.

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/07/02/the-neuroscience-of-pain

    I sure did learn a lot about why I hurt so much and why it's all in the wrong places. Well worth the read and sharing with your not up to date Doc. I see my primary on Friday about my pain and oxycodone script. I'll be asking for a referral to a pain specialist some 40 miles away. Living in the sticks adds a great deal to my pain, hard to drive and hard to cope.

    • If your looking at this one taffy (and look closely if you want to know or are having problems)…

      Pain is good in normal functioning bodies, pain is bad if you have a problem with these systems and you need to know and it's obvious through these systems.

      Now what is the real chance for a cure? the emediate changing of life (and death) lifestyle.

      Good luck, or as I (the hippie dog) would say, good research…

      • Well let's see here code….

        If a terrorist wanted to come here and kill people what would they do?

        Sneak in as a refugee totally whining along the way while hiding behind a child or grandmother to tell us all you/they are abused while formulating a plan to abuse and kill others in the US? Has been on the dinner plate for decades for these sick and programmed (brainwashed by the bulshit) people…

        Are you in favor of letting drug dealers and terrorist into our country that WILL kill (and have the intention to kill) our children and grandparents? That fact ain't killin me, apparently it's killing you…

        The truth is, it's already happened, is happening now and will continue to happen if good people don't stop it.

        What's the cure?

        Tell us about it…

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      that article on pain, which points out that a region deep in the brain, within the Sylvian fissure is responsible for pain, and that there is a control function at the brain stem regulating chronic pain which can be influenced by childhood trauma, is well worth reading starting from the end and working forwards. The reader who relishes lots of words will not be disappointed

      • Poor people don't want to be in pain. That's why they are poor.

        Rich people won't tolerate pain even though they have 2 of everything.

        Pain killers make the brain lazy even if there is something to be done that may be painfull.

        And danebrammage makes the stupid world and couldn't possibly make it go around.

        Too much trouble for em I'd guess…

        Work? too much trouble huh…

        https://youtu.be/EGpSVDpF4j8

        • AirSepTech AirSepTech

          "And danebrammage makes the stupid world *and* couldn't possibly make it go around."

          Excellent jibberish from da JabberJockey

          Drink Up, good times dead ahead.

      • Stepping over all the dog-shit on the sidewalk to get here…it is filled with stuff I could care less about the article was interesting reading it backwards, got this odd thing going on, my neck will hurt, I'll put the heat pad 1/2 on the pillow and 1/2 on the bed and lay down, I don't go to sleep, I pass-out/get knocked out, the spondylosis in my neck it rather severe and I have a tumor at shoulder line, next to my neck as well…I'm not to get a massage or see a joint cracker in fear of paralysis…childhood trauma leads to many disabling conditions, in 58 years I've managed to experience all of them.

        • danger kitty danger kitty

          Hi Taffy, I got the spondylosis thing going too. Were you showered in strontium as a fetus/child?
          Thanks to what I've learned here over the last 6 years, I know that I was.
          Here's how it went down:—>
          Mid 1950's; my mother had 3 pregnancies; one a miscarriage (common w/fallout). Strontium filled the skies because of the bomb tests. Strontium was happy to fill in for calcium, a perennial deficiency in pregnant women.
          By the time I was 3, my mother's lower spine disintegrated; the discs between the vertabrae; soft bone. All discs cut out, vertabrae fused together.
          By my 20's, same thing happened to me- minus the surgery. (I was literally born with beta burns & much more). It started in low spine, progressed to neck. It was diagnosed when I was 45, after a bad whiplash from a traffic accident. Surgeon told me I was 100% disabled & one slip could paralyze me.
          I had just STARTED my career in tree climbing/care, having ditched roof cutting/framing. I chose to go on, to have a life.
          But one slip… good thing I'm very careful and good at what I do.
          Not saying anything about your choices, Taffy, just splaining mine. I know you got other things going on.
          When neck hurts bad, MODIFIED yoga helps. Geezer yoga. Downward cat, of course.

          • Hey…born in Denver 1951, older brother born in Boulder 1949. Rocky Mtn Flats??? Mothers family full of spine issues. All 3 of us boys born with birth defects, horrible gene's due to inbreeding/small gene pool. Yep, one slip or bump in crowd means oh well. The thing that bugs me the most is the fine little spurs. When adjusting my head on the pillow I can hear them snap off. I'm hoping they just get absorbed but most likely not 🙁 In the low spine/lumbar I have an extra vert. L-5 that is melting and 3 blown disc's plus my tail is broken and shoved up the right cheek of my ass. All of this is just the start, there's plenty more but it gets old fast. I did what I could for as long as I could and now I'm paying the price big time. When it was fun boy oh boy did I rock out :-))) Blew windows outta my house play rock-n-roll guitar :-))) I love trees, it's nice to know some else does too. One of my big joys was doing landscaping and planting trees knowing they'd be around after I'm gone. Be safe…..

  • danger kitty danger kitty

    Hey obewan, for the last 10 days there has been no chemtrail spraying in my part of Southern California.
    What did they do, grow a conscience?
    How about your neighborhood?

  • The latest polls show that fools are dumber than smart people.

    Film at 11:

    https://youtu.be/lZE0wauNZY8

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