Brass Balls or Marshmallows: What’s Beneath a Scottish Kilt?

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…It’s SHOWTIME tomorrow on the Kilty Independence Vote, so we will finally find out just what the Scots have under those Kilts, Brass Balls or Marshmallows?

John Ward of The Slog has published numerous Blogs over the last week looking at the Polls, overall determining it as “Too Close to Call”, although his latest Blog on the referendum seems to indicate he thinks the Nos will win the day unless Salmond makes a final Push on the subjects of Unemployment and Family Security to tug at the heartstrings of the Scot females.

As mentioned before in my previous Rants on this topic, it seems close to impossible that with such a close measure in the Polling, TPTB won’t rig the election to make SURE that No takes the day. One of the numerous reasons why “Democracy” doesn’t work too well on critical and divisive issues where roughly 50% of the population thinks one thing, the other 50% the other. Election Rigging is [...] Continue Reading…

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The Anti-Empire Report #132 – Ukraine and Neo-Nazis

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Published originally in The Anti-Empire Report September 16th, 2014

Ukraine and neo-Nazis
Ever since serious protest broke out in Ukraine in February the Western mainstream media, particularly in the United States, has seriously downplayed the fact that the usual suspects – the US/European Union/NATO triumvirate – have been on the same side as the neo-Nazis. In the US it’s been virtually unmentionable. I’m sure that a poll taken in the United States on this issue would reveal near universal ignorance of the numerous neo-Nazi actions, including publicly calling for death to “Russians, Communists and Jews”. But in the past week the dirty little secret has somehow poked its head out from behind the curtain a bit.

On September 9 NBCnews.com reported that “German TV shows Nazi symbols on helmets of Ukraine soldiers”. The German station showed pictures of a soldier wearing a combat helmet with the “SS runes” of Hitler’s infamous black-uniformed elite corps. (Runes are the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples.) A second soldier was shown with a swastika on his helmet.

On the 13th, the Washington Post showed a photo of the sleeping quarter of a member of the [...] Continue Reading…

Terronoia Theater

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Published on Land Destroyer on September 18, 2014

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Terronoia Theater Presents: Staged ISIS Attacks
September 18, 2014 (Tony Cartalucci – LD) – The FBI has foiled yet another entirely fabricated terror threat of its own creation, with missing mechanisms in two firearms provided to a potential terrorist being the only thing that prevented this latest case of entrapment from going “live.”

A Rochester man, Mufid A. Elfgeeh, is accused by the FBI of attempting to provide material support to ISIS (undercover FBI agents), attempting to kill US soldiers, and possession of firearms and silencers (provided to him by the FBI). The FBI’s own official press release stated (emphasis added):
According to court records, Elfgeeh attempted to provide material support to ISIS in the form of personnel, namely three individuals, two of whom were cooperating with the FBI. Elfgeeh attempted to assist all three individuals in traveling to Syria to join and fight on behalf of ISIS. Elfgeeh also plotted to shoot and kill members of the United States military who had returned from Iraq. As part of the plan to kill soldiers, Elfgeeh purchased two handguns equipped with [...] Continue Reading…

FBI Facial Recognition SKYNET Goes LIVE!

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Published on The Economic Collapse on September 17, 2014

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Nowhere To Hide As Minority Report-Style Facial Recognition Technology Spreads Across America
What is our society going to look like when our faces are being tracked literally everywhere that we go?  As part of the FBI’s new Next Generation Identification System, a facial recognition database known as the Interstate Photo System will have collected 52 million of our faces by the end of 2015.  But that is only a small part of the story.  According to Edward Snowden, the NSA has been using advanced facial recognition technology for years.  In addition, as you will see below, advertising companies are starting to use Minority Report-style face scanners in their billboards and many large corporations see facial recognition technology as a tool that they can use to serve their customers better.  Someday soon it may become virtually impossible to go out in public in a major U.S. city without having your face recorded.  Is that the kind of society that we want?

To the FBI, this technology does not represent an invasion of privacy.  Rather, they [...] Continue Reading…

Ebola & Volcanoes: 1-2 Punch

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Computer Models Tell Us That This Ebola Pandemic Could Soon Kill Millions
We could potentially be on the verge of the greatest health crisis that any of us have ever seen.  The number of Ebola cases in Africa has approximately doubled over the past three weeks, and scientific computer models tell us that this Ebola pandemic could ultimately end up killing millions of us – especially if it starts spreading on other continents.  At first, many assumed that this Ebola outbreak would be just like all the others – that it would flare up for a little while and then it would completely fade away.  But that has not happened this time.  Instead, this epidemic has seemed to pick up momentum with each passing week.  Despite extraordinary precautions, hundreds of health workers have gotten the virus, and the head of the CDC says that the spread of Ebola is “spiraling out of control” and that it is “going to get worse in the very near future.”  For those that have thought that all [...] Continue Reading…

Someone’s Already Fighting ISIS: The Syrian Arab Army

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September 15, 2014 (Tony Cartalucci – NEO) – Since 2011, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has waged a relentless war within Syrian territory against what it has said from the very beginning was an invasion of heavily armed, foreign-backed sectarian extremists. In retrospect, the transparently ludicrous nature of articles like the Guardian’s “Syria’s rebels unite to oust Assad and push for democracy” is self-evident. The article would lay out Syria’s claims side by side with the West’s narrative by stating:
In one of the fiercest clashes of the insurrection, Syrian troops finally took control of the town of Rastan after five days of intense fighting with army defectors who sided with protesters. Syrian authorities said they were fighting armed terrorist gangs.
In retrospect, and upon examining the obvious lay of Syria’s battlefields today, it is clear Syrian authorities were right.

Shortly after NATO carried out successful “regime change” in Libya in 2011 under the false pretext of a “humanitarian intervention,” sectarian-driven mercenaries it armed, funded, and provided air cover for in Libya began steadily streaming [...] Continue Reading…

Housing Bubble II: Deja Vu, Again

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First published at The Daily Impact  September 8, 2014
I knew a woman with lung cancer who almost blew her face off while sneaking a smoke under an oxygen mask. Wall Street reminds me of her. The Masters of the Universe (hedge fund guys, private equity managers, parasites, whatever you wish to call them) are so addicted to subprime lending they can’t give it up, even though they are still in traction from the last time it blew them up (and evicted ten million Americans from their homes).
Immediately — and I mean, immediately — after the collapse of the subprime-mortgage bubble brought the entire world’s financial system to its knees, the MOTU decided that the remedy to the destruction wrought by subprime mortgages was — subprime rental contracts. (Not to mentionsubprime auto loans, which is another story.) They would take the lemons — the hundreds of thousands of foreclosed homes littering the real estate landscape whose owners had been unable to make the mortgage payment — [...] Continue Reading…

The Era of Bad Feeling

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Originally Published on Clusterfuck Nation  September 15, 2014

There are times when events are in charge, not personalities. The unseen forces that hold the affairs of nations and economies in equilibrium dissolve, particles fly out of the many centers, and things heat up toward criticality.

Glance in the rear-view mirror and say goodbye to the Era of Wishful Thinking. This was the time when the USA was inspired by its Master Wish: to be able to keep driving to Wal-Mart forever. Looked at closely, the contemporary idea of Utopia was always a shabby package. On one side, all the pointless driving. For most Americans it was nothing like the TV advertising fantasy of a lone luxury car plying a coastal highway in low, golden light. More like being stuck near the junction of I-55 and I-90 in Chicago at rush hour in July in an overheating Dodge Grand Caravan with three screaming ADD kids whose smart phone batteries just died — plus your fiercely over-filled bladder and no empty Snapple bottle to resort to.

On the other side, there’s the Wal-Mart part: the unbelievable cornucopia of insanely cheap plastic goodies, like, somewhere [...] Continue Reading…

Scottish Independence: Neck & Neck, Down to the Wire

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Published on The Slog on September 14, 2014

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SCOTTISH INDYREF: ICM puts Yes vote ahead by seven points WITHOUT removing the Don’t Knows
Neck and neck, but signs that the undecided 10% are veering towards Yes
There’s another new internet-based poll on the Scottish Independence vote out today from ICM. It shows the Yes campaign on 49%, No on 42%, with 9% of don’t knows. I hate to be an anorak about this, but as consumer research used to be my metier, I feel it important to make telling comment.

Previously, there have been two critiques of such internet polling: (1) it isn’t representative; and (2) the Barker Poll of last week left out the Don’t Knows.This latest ICM study casts doubt on both those viewpoints.

As for internet polling being unrepresentative, you would be hard-pushed to find anyone under 70 these days who has never used the Web: in fact, 95% of all people aged over 65 in the UK do so. So as I said in the last Slogpost on this subject, to call such a survey unrepresentative is daft. On the other side [...] Continue Reading…

The Greatest Peak Oil Novel Ever Written

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Published on Resource Crisis on September 12, 2014

Herman Melville never mentioned “peak whale oil” in his “Moby Dick”, published in 1851. But the novel can be understood taking into account the fact that the American whaling industry was going through its production peak just during those years. We may consider “Moby Dick” as the greatest peak oil novel ever written.
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In 1970, the United States went through their production peak for crude oil. Production reached a maximum then started a decline that has been lasting up to a few years ago. The peak was an epochal event, it was the “great U-turn” of the American economy, which ushered in a new era of larger social inequality and diffuse poverty.

But the reaction to the peak itself was a deafening silence. Earlier on, the peak had been discussed and extensively debated since the time when, in 1956, the geologist Marion King Hubbert had predicted it. When it arrived, however, the peak was not noticed, not discussed, not understood. It was a non-event, if there ever was one, at least in terms of [...] Continue Reading…

The Death Rattle of Retail

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Published on The Burning Platform on September 13, 2014

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KOHL’S & THE REST OF THE RETAILERS ARE IN DEEP DOO DOO
“Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable.”

― Mark Twain

I never believe government manufactured numbers. They will always be adjusted, massaged, and manipulated to achieve a happy ending for the propagandists attempting to control and fleece the sheep. Yesterday, the government produced retail sales numbers for August that were weak and the corporate MSM propaganda machine immediately threw up bold headlines declaring how strong these numbers were. Positive stories were published on the interwebs and Wall Street hack economists were rolled out on CNBC, where the bubble headed bimbos and prostitutes for the status quo like Jim Cramer and Steve Liesman declared the recovery gaining strength. Woo Hoo.

If everyone else is whipping out that credit card, why aren’t you? Credit card debt has reached a new post recession high. They tell me consumer confidence is soaring. Forget about the 92 million working age Americans supposedly not in the labor force. Forget about real household income hovering at 1999 levels. Forget [...] Continue Reading…

Financial WWIII: Secessions, Sanctions & Anti-Dollars

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Tagged BIS, Bretton Woods, Brussels, Dollars, NATO, Renminby, Roubles, Russia, Sanctions, Secession, SWIFT, WWIII, Yuan
Don’t miss the earlier Rants in this series:

Secession: Scotland to Texas to Alaska…and BEYOND!
It’s SHOWTIME!
ANTI-DOLLAR III: Fining Putin
ANTI-DOLLARS II
ANTI-DOLLARS!
Financial WWIII

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…As interesting and topical as the last week before the Scottish Vote on Secession is, I don’t wanna bog down too much on this potential major Black Swan and rant on just this one all week, even though the ramifications are endless to this, no matter which way it goes though definitely greater if a YES Vote for secession prevails.

There are secessionary movements all over Europe these days, most well known are is the one in Catalonia trying to divorce from Spain, but really in many places in Europe you have Nation-States cobbled together with different tribal groups, like for instance the Flemish in the Netherlands and the Magyars in Hungary etc. If the Scots do manage to break away from the UK, this will breath new life into about all of these secessionary movements. Which of course goes a [...] Continue Reading…

Vote YES! on Scottish Independence

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Vote YES On Scottish Independence – Scotland Finally Has A Chance To Get Free From The British
Scottish voters finally have the opportunity to fulfill William Wallace’s dream of a Scotland that is free and independent of England forever.  All they have to do is vote yes next week.  Without a doubt, a divorce from the British would be quite messy, and life would probably be more comfortable in the short-term if Scotland remains part of the United Kingdom.  But hopefully the people of Scotland are looking beyond short-term concerns.  Today, the United Kingdom is a horribly repressive Big Brother police state that is dominated by bureaucratic control freaks.  You can hardly even sneeze without violating some kind of law, rule or regulation.  And the London banking establishment is at the very heart of the debt-based global financial system which is enslaving so much of the planet.  Scotland finally has a chance to get free from all of this.  All it is going to take is a yes vote on Scottish independence.

It looks [...] Continue Reading…

Scottish Secession: Transition from Global to Local?

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OPINION: The World is going local – and the Scots are merely a symptom of that
The reversion to nationalism is a staging post on the way back to living communities

Ed Miliband tweeted two hours ago to say ‘On the #indyref campaign trail today with the simple message: stay with us.’ He being a Suprastateist Socialist, it is highly significant that the Labour leader made a plea completely devoid of the one thing Scottish waverers would most like to know about voting No: why?

The Big State social democratic Left has always used communication in this way: pleas bordering on commands, with an enormous act of faith required to give any credence to the message. It produced slogans like ‘Keep Calm & Carry On’, ‘You know it makes sense’, and ‘I’m backing Britain’…but they all beg the same question: why?

All the Cameron/Miliband/Clegg trio can see is the need for immediate-term damage limitation. Such is the reaction of those who never grasp the payback of a longer-term view. And yet – even more depressing – there isn’t [...] Continue Reading…

Secession: Scotland to Texas to Alaska…and BEYOND!

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Don’t miss the recent Rants on the various factions all lining up now in the Battle for All the Marbles!
Friends & Enemies, Allies & Adversaries
It’s SHOWTIME!
 

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…The UK as an entity basically tracks the course of the Industrial Revolution, and as Industry grew, you got consolidations on every level, corporate consolidations and large monopolies forming, and Nation-States consolidating their hold over various territorial possessions which were the source of raw materials and food for the growing entities. The British Empire of the period was the most successful of these, but all the Europeans were at the game, the French and Germans too. You can think of each of these Nation-States as a large corporation with a Military arm for acquiring more resources.

They all were (and still are) in competition with each other both for acquiring control over resources as well as control over the monetary system used to distribute those resources. Although in times of “peace” the Elite in control of each of these places seem to work as a single monolithic entity, the [...] Continue Reading…

Masters of the Universe Head for Exits

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It may be time to put your money under the mattress again.

First published at The Daily Impact  September 9, 2014
The list of stock market players who are talking openly about the danger of an imminent crash (in doublespeak, that’s “correction”) is growing fast. This is all the more remarkable when you remember that it is generally against the best interests of players to warn people away from the game at which they are making their money. They are, in a sense, yelling “Fire!” in a crowded casino; either they know nobody is going to pay any attention, or they are sitting next to a pre-dug tunnel out. Or there really is a fire.
Rich people are in general given too much deference in our money-worshiping culture. We don’t do that here. But people who speak against their apparent interests are especially interesting, and it usually behooves us to listen to what they have to say.  
Here, then, an incomplete compendium of the players who have complained about their heartburn in the last ten days or so:
Mark Faber, market newsletter publisher: “I think it’s very likely that we’re seeing, in the [...] Continue Reading…

Washington Menaces America With Its ISIS Creation

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Published on Land Destroyer on September 11, 2014
Image: Despite the NSA’s immense resources and all encompassing
spying activities both abroad and domestically, it appears to miss many
even obvious world events unfolding. It is likely this “ignorance” is
feigned to afford plausible deniability between global chaos and US
culpability.  
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September 11, 2014 (Tony Cartalucci – NEO) – The Washington Times in an article titled, “Intel believes 300 Americans fighting with Islamic State, posing threat to U.S.,” makes the incredible claim that:
The U.S. government is tracking and gathering intelligence on as many as 300 Americans who are fighting side by side with the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and are poised to become a major threat to the homeland, according to senior U.S. officials.
Officials say concern is widespread in Washington that radicalized foreign fighters could return to the homeland and commit terrorist attacks with skills acquired overseas, according to officials who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the information. Those concerns were heightened by the disclosure Tuesday that a California man was killed fighting alongside militants with the group, also [...] Continue Reading…

HOMAGE TO MY WONDERFUL MOM

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The melancholy is heavy on me this morning. It is my Mom’s death day. And even though it was on a September 5th many years ago, I still grieve … deeply. I was beside her in the emergency room in her final minutes. She was already unconscious and the doctors were trying to shock her back. I knew she would not return. She had told me so the day before.

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It had been her first day of physical therapy after a very severe cardiac attack that left her with only a third of a functioning heart. With me holding one arm and the nurse on the other, we tried to gently help her take a few steps. She could not. This just staggered her. When the nurse left us alone we had our last conversation together.

 

I tried to encourage her by emphasizing that the progress back to mobility would be slow, but that it would come. And I emphasized that her five children would be able to take turns visiting and encouraging [...] Continue Reading…

An Energy-Related Reason Why US Healthcare Outcomes are Awful

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Back in January 2013, the US Institute of Medicine published a report called U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health. This poor health outcome for US citizens is in spite of the US spending twice as much as a percentage of GDP on healthcare as other high-income nations.

As an example of the problems the US has, the report showed the following exhibit, pointing out that the US has made much smaller advances in life expectancy since 1980 than other high-income nations.  The US is now seventeenth of the seventeen countries analyzed in male life expectancy, and sixteenth out of seventeenth in female life expectancy.

I am sure I do not know all of the reasons for the US divergence from patterns seen elsewhere, but let me try to explain one energy-related reason for our problems. It has to do with a need to get a wide variety of nutrients at the same time we need to balance (Energy In) = (Energy Needed for Life Processes), in a period of time when [...] Continue Reading…

Money as Commons

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From one particular point of view – that of money as private property – the idea that money could be treated as a Common Pool Resource (CPR) [1] seems patently absurd. The money I have in my account is mine alone. The more I have of it the more I am concerned that it should keep its value intact until I want to spend it. How can it make any sense that its stored value be shared?

But going forward money is either a reward for past work, or (when issued through the device of credit) an advance secured in expectation of future work. From this viewpoint we can see money as an aspirational commons – a Common Pool Resource backed by our collective efforts, that with the right governance regime could be managed equitably and to mutual benefit.

This article is *not* a specification of a commons-based money-form. Rather it is an attempt to explore the concept of money from a commons perspective.

Some aspects of mainstream fiat money are less than ideal – how it [...] Continue Reading…

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U.N. Scientists See Largest CO2 Increase In 30 Years: \'We Are Running Out Of Time\'

America’s birds are in trouble — and that’s really bad news for us

After Claiming An Advanced Biofuel \"Doesn\'t Exist,\" Media Outlets Ignore Its Large-Scale Production

The US spent $60 billion rebuilding Iraq after the 2003 war. There is virtually nothing to show for the money. Most of the money seems to have been stolen by US defense contractors.

The residents on the Gulf Coast are dying in droves. According to Kindra Arnesen “We are burying two people per week in my town”.

The Shocking Militarization of America\'s Police Finally Catches the Interest of the US Senate

Top 10 US-Backed Atrocities and Authoritarian Regimes: This extremely well-researched 30 minute documentary represents the microscopic tip of the USA’s iceberg of extremism and depravity

Drillers Piling Up More Debt Than Oil Hunting Fortunes in Shale

Stop and seize: Aggressive police take hundreds of millions of dollars from motorists not charged with crimes

Why food prices scaled the peaks — and why it matters: “A 20 percent change in the price of food means little- \"You probably wouldn’t notice if a loaf of bread went from $2.00 to $2.40. But for someone who is spending 80 percent of their income on food, it can bring you into poverty.”

Here\'s Why the Market Could Crash--Not in Two Years, But Now (CH Smith)

From Pine Beetles to Disappearing Glaciers, NASA Scientists Tell of \"Dramatic\" Planetary Changes

Federal Judge: BP\'s \"Willful Misconduct,\" \"Gross Negligence\" Led To Deepwater Horizon Disaster

GREASING THE PRAIRIE (Charlie Pierce)-\"Once you hand your state over to the extraction agencies, it seems that corporations, while people, are not very good citizens.\"

Ebola\'s return to locations that had beaten it back is proof the outbreak has spun out of control?

Goodbye, America (in a photo): The decline is in the details

ISIS Vows Twitter Employee Assassinations, Issues Death Threats

\"There is a fear that somewhere on the planet, people will not get the corporate-viewpoint like that which spews from corporate-funded NPR, so, although there isn’t enough government money to feed hungry American kids, there is no limit to funding propaganda.\"

Former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union: The U.S. and Nato Are Provoking the Ukrainian Crisis

One GIF That Should Terrify Everyone Living in California

The U.S. Government\'s Secret Plans to Spy for American Corporations By Glenn Greenwald: Using covert cyber operations to pilfer \"proprietary information\" and then determining how it would be useful to U.S. industry.

\"He who defends everything, defends nothing-- We\'ve got to stop ISIS, alQaida, Assad, Hamas, Hezbollah, Taliban, Shebab, the wicked Ruskis in Ukraine, Iran, Sudan, Islamists in Libya and Mali, Boko Haram in Nigeria, the Red Chinese in Asia, and the Lord\'s Army in Uganda.

Top 10 Greatest Problems Humanity Currently Faces-top issues and potential solutions

Sam Shepard: \'America is on its way out as a culture\'

Something in our environment is causing brain damage on an unprecedented scale

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