The War To Come?
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Mar 22, 2018 - 1:44pm
The War To Come?

Lot's of argument here on WB about the US and a major war, primarily with Russia (with China and Iran maybe following suit.)  Now I agree that most of the MIC want war for one reason, money in their lap.  Constant low level wars (like the ones we've been fighting in the Middle East now for almost 17 years) and the "need" to "bulk up" against the "big one" are more than enough to keep them satisfied.   However, based upon on my beliefs and talking to family members that are close to people in the military and security state there is a faction of the MIC for whom war is more than money.  Its about raging power and the desire to rule supreme.  Kind of like Hitler in the 1930s.   If you believe that the military and security state put a bullet in the head of JFK, had an active hand in 9/11 and lied to get us into…

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  • - Mar 22, 2018 - 10:57pm
  • - by Pardero
Chemicals I Have Known (and Made) - Hydrogen Cyani…

  As I look back on my career in industry, I realize that I became inured to the chemicals I dealt with and produced. I will be posting occasionally on some of the materials I worked with and made during the first part of my career. The first chemical I worked with was hydrocyanic acid - a sim…

Mar 22, 2018 - 11:59am
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Happiness - what is it?? And how do we get it?? Is…

Happiness is a state of pleasurable wellbeing. It is a positive state of mind. Some people are naturally happy. Some people are naturally gloomy. Most are in the middle and some swing madly to extremes. It's all to do with our genetically programmed predisposition.   So those genetically progra…

Mar 21, 2018 - 6:18am
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REGULAR ORDER, Why Another Omnibus Sending Bill

Mitch McConnell ran on returning to regular order and continued to say he will fight for regular order and repealing Obama Care. Paul Ryan also ran on returning to regular order and promised to send the December 2016 repeal bill of Obama Care on the desk of a GOP President and 'he will sign it.' …

Mar 21, 2018 - 11:34pm
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Journalism Today

I think this decline in journalism standards is the result of an insidious process. Pressure is exerted by the elite on the spots where expression can start: publications, web sites, search engines.The 'pressured' know how to read the signals, and they reward employees not for discovery or veracity …

Mar 22, 2018 - 2:49am
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Of Valyrian Steel and Swords Worthy of Names

Any other Game of Thrones binge-watchers out there?  I'm on season six.  When I hit season 5, suddenly I began to fear the inevitable day when we would, "run out," of new episodes to watch.  We watch on Blu-Ray discs.  So we decided to go back to S:1 E:1.  That was a very lo…

Mar 22, 2018 - 3:09am
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Endless Immigration A Form Of War With Violence De…

By Frosty Wooldridge   “Immigration is a form of war in which violence is delayed.” Martin Van Crevald   When you look at all the conquering armies in history, ask yourself what act showed their dominance over the conquered country?  They raised their flag.  They buil…

Mar 22, 2018 - 10:25am
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Who is Jeff Simm? Or Simms? Sarcasm

I tried to find his name here, but it didn't come up when I looked for any articles in his name. It would be interesting to know how many people just follow the writing here and don't ever post an article. Are we like some secret source of income for Autumn and her brother? Hope not. It could get me…

Mar 22, 2018 - 4:30pm
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Trump on the same foreign policy trajectory as pas…

Clinton administration was one of the most destructive ones on many levels : destroyed the free media(media consolidation into 6 big corporations) ,destroyed the last stops for the banks (Glass Steagall ),accelerated the outsourcing of US manufacturing (China), the  expansion of NATO ,the terri…

Mar 22, 2018 - 4:13pm
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The Lazy Pupil's Examination Aid.

It is the time of year when caring parents try to ensure they offspring are not shirking their studies, after all good educational qualifications are so important in securing good future prospects. Pupils however, if they have any self respect at all are trying to find ways to skive off and spend ti…

Mar 22, 2018 - 4:53pm
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Plunge Protection For The Rich

Over the weekend I viewed a 1960s vintage special about the start of the Great Depression (sorry don't have a link, its about 53 minutes long on YouTube).  Originally produced 50 years ago the documentary interviewed people that had either actually worked on Wall Street or were the childre…

Mar 20, 2018 - 10:37am
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Fixing Politics on Social Media

Well, well, well!  "All is well," they say, "We have banned the firm from using Facebook again". Meanwhile the USA has a president that got his electoral edge with the same firm using Facebook data. History is being made--for better or worse--because some organization had personal data it shou…

Mar 21, 2018 - 1:13pm
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  • - Mar 22, 2018 - 10:10pm
  • - by Bill H.
Gun Violence, not much to worry about for 99% of A…

We hear a lot about gun violence, mostly because it's always in the news, but just because a day doesn't go by without it, doesn't mean the average American should be worried about it.  CNN says about 8,000 people get bit by rattlesnakes a year, but it would be unfair to suggest everyone should…

Mar 21, 2018 - 10:49am
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If you cheat on your spouse, then you will cheat i…

I don't believe that to be always 100% true. In fact, sometimes, it just might produce the exact opposite result.   Keep in mind, there are two heads in play.  The big head for business.  The small head for monkey business.   I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that they operate in…

Mar 21, 2018 - 2:56pm
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Bubble up economics

Trickle down never has, and never will, work to improve the economy. What works is the opposite - bubble up economics. Huge tax cuts for the wealthy, while continuing the crazy, ever-expanding government spending was a sure fire recipe for long-term disaster, and the "long-term" is here. Had there b…

Mar 22, 2018 - 9:08am
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Immigrants are taking over

I saw a truck with a large back window sticker that said 'were taking over.' In my town that has been the case for the last 20+ years. I was surprised to see so many Mexicans around the general area of Chicago. When I asked a friend, he said, "they were brought by the meat packing companies in the 5…

Mar 22, 2018 - 1:01pm
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Gazette the fickle Mistress

  She entered the lounge of the Bradford, PA Holiday Inn just as Scott Pelley came on the air in the lone monitor above the bar. The early spring was still behaving as winter and she was dressed accordingly; the long coat, the woolen cap and dark glasses aiding in her surreptitious approach. &#…

Mar 22, 2018 - 9:48pm
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Credits, Debts, Money, Talley's and Prices.

Credits, Debts, Money, Talley’s, and Prices.   Let’s start out by defining Debt, Credits, Prices, Money and Talley’s.  Some examples from history are included to help clarify the concepts.    Credits, Debts and Prices:   Humans evolved with Credits and…

Mar 21, 2018 - 7:01pm
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Russian Nerve Agent? Not Exactly

                                                        We are bombarded with news of the latest inhuman outrage attributed to those election and power gri…

Mar 18, 2018 - 1:58am
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  • - Mar 22, 2018 - 5:55pm
  • - by Pardero
How Old is the Earth?

How old is the Earth? Most people and virtually all scientists say that it is 4.5 billion years old, but some still claim that the Earth is just 10,000 years old, and even more incredible some actually claim it is half that age!   People that make such outrageous arguments that I have encounter…

Mar 18, 2018 - 9:44pm
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  Good times.   Here we have the bad bad Russians and there the good good Americans/Europeans, and on the other side one can read the opposite, although RT does not blow the same hysterical horn as the US/EU media does.   Why ? Simple. The Russians don't need a war against the US. Th…

Mar 20, 2018 - 4:42pm
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The trucking industry has a serious problem

A lot of guys try to get out of trucking because it is a crummy life. They get out for lower pay but a better life. Our mechanic and oiler both used to drive and got out for a lower wage.   Low wages drove white boys out of agriculture, not the hard work. Stoop labor needs to pay by the bushel …

Feb 18, 2018 - 10:09am
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  • - Mar 22, 2018 - 10:37am
  • - by Pardero
Understanding Natural Climate Change

Carbon dioxide has nothing to do with climate change. Its overall effect is less than 0.1 degree and is actually a net cooling effect, just as the main so-called "greenhouse gas" water vapor also cools us according to what we can deduce from established laws of physics, as explained in my website &…

Mar 20, 2018 - 7:04pm
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  • - Mar 22, 2018 - 10:14pm
  • - by Bill H.