Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Repost: You See Me Laughin': The Last of the Hill Country Bluesmen

Via Danny"You may have seen this, but You See Me Laughin': The Last of the Hill Country Bluesmen (Mississippi Blues documentary - 2002) Some crazy, fun, and wild stories about these blues musicians. Sorry, but off to Nashville today, later."

Putin: Trump is repeating Bush's mistake in Iraq

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Russian President Vladimir Putin compared the recent U.S. strike against Syrian President Bashar Assad to George W. Bush's decision to invade Iraq in 2003.

"This resembles very much the situation of 2003 and the war in Iraq," Putin said during a press conference Tuesday. "First of all, there was a campaign launched in Iraq and it finished with the destruction of the country, the growth of the terrorist threat and the emergence of [the Islamic State] on the international arena."

That statement continued a line of criticism Russia and its allies are making in front of the United Nations, as they cast doubt on U.S. and Western European conclusions that Assad's regime is responsible for the April 4 chemical weapons attack. The Bolivian government invoked the failure to find Iraqi weapons of mass destruction during Friday's security council meeting and Putin suggested that the Unired States might stage a chemical weapons attack to justify another bombing of Syria.

Buchanan: Syria = marks of a false flag operation

 Is Trump Enlisting in the War Party?
 It doesn't pass the smell test.

By firing off five dozen Tomahawk missiles at a military airfield, our “America First” president may have plunged us into another Middle East war that his countrymen do not want to fight.

Thus far Bashar Assad seems unintimidated. Brushing off the strikes, he has defiantly gone back to bombing the rebels from the same Shayrat air base that the U.S. missiles hit.

Trump “will not stop here,” warned U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Sunday. “If he needs to do more, he will.”

If Trump fails to back up Haley’s threat, the hawks now cheering him on will begin deriding him as “Donald Obama.”

But if he throbs to the war drums of John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio and orders Syria’s air force destroyed, we could be at war not only with ISIS and al-Qaida, but with Syria, Russia, Iran and Hezbollah.

A Syrian war would consume Trump’s presidency.

Putin: Idlib ‘chemical attack’ was false flag to set Assad up, more may come

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Russia has information of a potential incident similar to the alleged chemical attack in Idlib province, possibly targeting a Damascus suburb, President Vladimir Putin said. The goal is to discredit the government of Syrian President Assad, he added. 
“We have reports from multiple sources that false flags like this one – and I cannot call it otherwise – are being prepared in other parts of Syria, including the southern suburbs of Damascus. They plan to plant some chemical there and accuse the Syrian government of an attack,” he said at a joint press conference with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Moscow.

Damascus denied the allegations, noting that the targeted area may have been hosting chemical weapons stockpiles belonging to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) or Al-Nusra Front jihadists.

The incident has not been properly investigated as yet, but the US fired dozens of cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase in a demonstration of force over what it labeled a chemical attack by Damascus.

“President Mattarella and I discussed it, and I told him that this reminds me strongly of the events in 2003, when the US representatives demonstrated at the UN Security Council session the presumed chemical weapons found in Iraq. The military campaign was subsequently launched in Iraq and it ended with the devastation of the country, the growth of the terrorist threat and the appearance of Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS] on the world stage,” he added.

More with video @ RT

WikiLeaks: CIA used 'Grasshopper' framework to infect Windows users

Via Iver

WikiLeaks published documents showing how the CIA infected Windows computers with malware.

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) targets Windows users via a framework called Grasshopper that it uses to customize and execute malware, according to 27 documents published by WikiLeaks in the latest installment of its Vault7 leaks.

The agency can use custom installers tailored to the version of Windows and antivirus software a user is running. The documents also detail persistence mechanisms, those tools that malware uses to evade detection. In one mechanism, Stolen Goods, the CIA use Carberp financial malware that first appeared in 2013.

The documents indicate that the agency made modifications to Carberp and then used Grasshopper to tailor it to victims computers and persist by evading AV scans and reinstalling itself.

Excellent: Humanitarian Empire and the Pornography of Compassion - Syria

Via Jerry

It should come as no surprise that there is anxiety or even outrage among those who identify with the counter-globalist movement which put Donald Trump into office.  Whatever one thinks of either President Trump or his cruise missile strike upon Syria, it is obvious that nobody who voted for “the Donald” was inspired to do so by a moralistic vision of humanitarian empire.  Nor could any honest person represent the last presidential election as a rousing endorsement of the foreign policy status quo.  Yet by attacking a nation that poses no clear and present danger to the United States, the president has signaled that he may indeed follow in his Democratic and Republican predecessors’ interventionist footsteps.  Will the Trump administration promote a program of endless regime change throughout the world, after all?  Will it perpetuate the liberal West’s cold war with Orthodox Russia?

Iran the Destabilizer: A world in turmoil, thank you Mr. Trump!

Via Peter



The real Donald Trump has been exposed. The man who promised a sensible and non-interventionist Middle Eastern policy and a reset with Moscow has now reneged on both pledges. His nitwit United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley has directly linked Russia and Syria for punishment by the omnipotent Leader of the Free World lest anyone be confused.


The unconscionable attack on Syria based on the usual unsubstantiated allegations has shifted the playing field dramatically, with the “new sheriff in town” apparently intent on proving he is a real man who can play hardball with the rest of them. Last week Syria was blamed by all and sundry in the Establishment for an alleged chemical weapons attack just two days after the White House backed away from the Obama Administration demand that President Bashar al-Assad be removed. Was Syria dumb enough to use chemical weapons in a war that it is winning at a point when the overt hostility from Washington had been ratcheted down? Or was it staged by the so-called rebels?

And who benefits from weakening al-Assad of Syria? ISIS and al-Qaeda. Now that Trump has the bit between his teeth on how abysmal approval ratings can skyrocket if one starts a war, look forward to more of the same with my sources telling me that establishment of a no-fly zone is currently being discussed in the Pentagon. A no-fly zone would be toe-to-toe with the Russkies to see who would blink first.

More @ Unz

Marine LePen Slams French Establishment on Islamic Street Prayers

Via Billy

French presidential candidate, Marine LePen, has weighed-in on the controversial Islamic street prayers taking place in the Paris suburb of Clichy, criticizing her main rivals and their previous administrations’ ‘’laxity’’ for not tackling ‘’communitarianism’’ and the conditions under which such gatherings are taking place.

Whilst stating her respect for all religions and faiths, LePen made it clear that under her leadership the French Republic’s rules on secularism would be rigorously enforced, as she called the daily gatherings just outside of Paris more political and ideological than religious.

‘’There is no reason whatsoever justifying that we tolerate these proselytizing expressions in the public place’’, she declared – referring to the scenes at Clichy where Islamic prayers are said in contravention of French law – affirming that the street is a public space and that the by-products of such demonstrations would include radicalization.

NC: Swing State Election Worker Charged With Illegally Changing Records To Allow Felons to Vote

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A North Carolina election worker has been charged with illegally altering voter records so hundreds of felons could vote, The News and Observer reports.

Joy Yvette Wilkerson, a former temporary election worker in Granville County, N.C., accessed voter registration records and restored the active voting status of 250 convicted felons in the county. The activity, which was initially discovered by the Granville County Board of Elections last June, is a felony.

Susan Rice's Unraveling Web of Lies: Obama's attack on our democracy becomes too clear to ignore.

Via David "* Rice is a proven - DOCUMENTED - liar.  She needs to be put under oath as both the Senate and House are recommending. Right now she's saying she won't go; subpoena her.  And then, if she pleads the Fifth (as she will), use that to crucify her and file "Contempt of Congress" charges.  SQUEEZE."


Former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice is once again in the news, embroiled in a growing scandal. Bloomberg News has reported this week that Rice requested or directed the unmasking of the identities of U.S. persons in raw intelligence reports, who were involved with the Trump transition team. The communications of these individuals were apparently collected incidentally during the course of electronic monitoring of communications involving foreign officials of interest. Normally, Americans’ identities are masked, with generic references such as the title "U.S. Person One."  

More @ Front Page

EU To Issue Ultimatum To Poland And Hungary: Accept More Refugees Or Get Out…

Via David

Syrian migrants cross under a fence as they enter Hungary at the border with Serbia, near Roszke, August 27, 2015. Hungary made plans on Wednesday to reinforce its southern border with helicopters, mounted police and dogs, and was also considering using the army as record numbers of migrants, many of them Syrian refugees, passed through coils of razor-wire into Europe. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

A number of countries are allegedly preparing an ultimatum for Hungary and Poland to either accept more refugees or leave the European Union.

Both countries have ignored a push from the EU to relocate 160,000 migrants proportionally across the union. The Times reported Tuesday that Germany, France and up to 21 other countries are prepared to demand Hungary and Poland accept the quotas if they want to stay in the EU.

“They will have to make a choice: are they in the European system or not?” an unnamed senior diplomatic source told The Times. “You cannot blackmail the EU, unity has a price.”

The European Court of Justice is expected to rule in favor of quotas by the end of the year. If countries still refuse to cooperate, the EU will impose financial and political sanctions.

Assad lynch mob.

Via David


I have returned from a trip to take care of some family business. Fran's careful work to reestablish the credibility of his blog is now for naught. He's back!!!!

The story of the hour is the rush to judgment on who was responsible for the deaths in a Syrian town said to be due to some kind of gas. The one responsible is none other than Assad, Mad Dog Ophthalmologist. The amount of intellectual dishonesty one has to wade through in listening to very eminent men convinced of this fact is stunning.

On grounds of cui bono alone a reasonable person would have to conclude the opposite, namely, that Assad gains nothing by reckless chemical weapon use against civilians, or even military ones. The very indiscriminate nature of chemical weapons makes them a poor choice and Assad's forces have been doing very well with conventional weapons alone. Why mess with success?

Anti-Immigration Party Becomes Largest Party in Sweden Following Islamist Terror Attack

Via Billy

On Friday morning an Islamic terrorist stole a truck and ran down innocent pedestrians in the street in Stockholm, Sweden.

The terrorist then rammed into a department store. The Uzbek Muslim was later arrested by police.

The anti-immigration Sweden Democrat party hit a record and became the largest party in the country following the terror attack.

Fria Tider reported (rough translation):
Sweden Democrats set a new record in the News Today / Sentios poll for April. The party would receive the full 27.2 percent if elections were held today.

27.2 percent is the largest support SD ever received in a Sentiomätning.

SEIU Forced To Cut Staff At HQ Following Massive Political Spending In 2016

Via Billy

Hector Figueroa (center raising hat), president local chapter 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), leads a march in support of a new contract for apartment building workers in New York City, April 2, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) spent $61 million on political activities and lobbying in 2016, as well as an additional $19 million on the Fight for $15 movement. Now that spending is leading to massive layoffs.

The powerful union’s most recent Department of Labor filings revealed that the union spent $61.6 million, or about 20 percent of its $314.6 million budget, on political activities, including Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 presidential campaign, according to Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon.

Teachers Should Allow Ebonics Because English Grammar Is Too Hard For Minorities To Learn

Via Billy

An undergraduate researcher at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has gained national acclaim for her research showing, she says, that members of minority groups feel oppressed by standard, grammatical English.

The researcher is Erika Gallagher, reports The Daily Cardinal, the student newspaper on the taxpayer-funded campus.

Gallagher’s research was chosen to be presented at the Collegiate Conference on Composition and Communication in Portland, Oregon earlier this semester.

The War in Syria and the Mess We Created

Via Billy

Many are cheering President Donald Trump's decision to retaliate against Syrian PMany are cheering President Donald Trump's decision to retaliate against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the chemical weapons attack he allegedly launched against his own people. It isn't hard to understand how Trump's decision can garner the support of so many Americans who feel a sense of outrage that a government would attack its own people. Americans, rightfully so, hold a moral high ground concerning the relationship between governments and the people they govern.  Unfortunately, there is no solid evidence that Assad is the one responsible for the attack.

North Korea vows response to 'reckless' US Navy move

Via Billy

North Korea denounced the US deployment of a naval strike group to the region Tuesday, warning it is ready for "war" as Washington tightens the screws on the nuclear-armed state.

The strike group -- which includes the Nimitz-class aircraft supercarrier USS Carl Vinson -- cancelled a planned trip to Australia this weekend to head to the Korean peninsula in a show of force.

"This goes to prove that the US reckless moves for invading the DPRK have reached a serious phase," a spokesman for the North's foreign ministry said according to state news agency KCNA.

"The DPRK is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the US," he said, using the country's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

More @ Yahoo

Bill would create high school firearms classes in NC


Math, English, gym — and firearms education.

Those could all be high school course offerings in North Carolina if a bill currently before the legislature becomes law.

House Bill 612 would allow local boards of education to decide whether to offer a comprehensive firearm education course as a high school elective. No live ammunition would be used or present.

High school principals would approve course instructors.

More @ WNCN

What’s Changed On Syria, President Trump?

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"I believe the comments listed on the link listed below sum it up rather nicely...."



What’s changed, President Trump?  During the campaign, you promised not to embroil the United States in the Middle East’s petty wars.  You correctly stated that we have no clue who the Syrian rebels are.  You wisely argued that as bad as dictators like Bashar al Assad may be, they at least keep terrorists at bay.

What’s changed?

Do pictures of dead innocents render irrelevant all the logical points you raised while running for office?  Is America to go to war every time a leader around the world kills innocents?

“But he gassed babies,” pundits say.  True, (BS)

China 'deploys 150,000 troops to deal with possible North Korean refugees over fears Trump may strike Kim Jong-un following missile attack on Syria'

Via Billy

China has deployed medical and backup units from the People's Liberation Army (pictured above) forces to the Yalu River following President Donald Trump's missile strikes on Syria last week

Oh goodie, lets have another war..................

The Chinese army has reportedly deployed 150,000 troops to the North Korean border to prepare for pre-emptive attacks after the United States dropped airstrikes on Syria.

President Donald Trump's missile strike on Syria on Friday was widely interpreted as a warning to North Korea.

And now China, left shocked by the air strikes, has deployed medical and backup units from the People's Liberation Army forces to the Yalu River, Korea's Chosun.com reported.

The troops have been dispatched to handle North Korean refugees and 'unforeseen circumstances', such as the prospect of preemptive attacks on North Korea, the news agency said.

 Meanwhile, the US Navy has moved the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group from Singapore to North Korea after the country conducted more missile testing.

More @ Mail