Friday, November 11, 2016

Enough Already

A hard truth for a lot of people out there is that what you are seeing now is reality, and what you have been told for the last eight years has been hogwash. I'm still just as shocked as anyone that Donald Trump is the president elect, but the reasoning behind it should be more obvious, especially today, than it has been. There are a lot of people who get up every day, go to work, and are perfectly happy with how their life is going. I don't think it outnumbers those that are dissatisfied, but then again the people that are content with life, probably think that a majority (not just a lot of but a majority) of those that are unhappy with the world may have brought it upon themselves.

Eight long years of the most divisive president in the history of America and what have we got? People who openly riot for the wrong reasons, most of which are so obviously spoiled rotten that it just makes people angry. The protests because Trump won are out of hand and anyone who thinks it is "normal" only accept it as normal because they have been told it is. Eight years of old people holding signs has been reported as everything from Klan members to Nazis and spoiled college students, most of which not actually getting a degree that will lead to an honest career, are considered "understood?" Well they aren't understood, and they are the Obama normal.

Hate on me all you want, but watching thousands of people destroy a town in Missouri over and over again, because a criminal was shot being a menace to society, and some people take notice. They hide their feelings on the matter because it isn't socially acceptable to be honest, and then they go out and shock a vote. Go figure? What you see going on right now is the same thing we saw during the "Occupy" movement, and that didn't exactly endear "normal" people to the left. No what it did was scare a lot of people, and NOT JUST WHITE PEOPLE. No it scared "normal" people who are sick of seeing bad behavior being rewarded. They are sick of seeing sloth commended as creative, and most of all they are sick of being hated because they don't agree with the MINORITY.

Over the next four years as we watch rampant disregard for the law, as we see words like racism, sexism, homophobia etc be used simply to shut people up, you will see the education system and the media system continue to proclaim it as healthy. Hopefully within the next four years we will see an end to the hate that has been created over lunatic policies and behaviors subside, but I doubt it. Just like I doubt that the lunatic left out there creating chaos right now will ever be reported as what they are. Bad for humanity in general.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Who Knew

As I stood in the voting booth yesterday there was really only one thing going through my head, "I'm sick of eating shit!" Yes, for a right wing lunatic like myself I have during most of my voting life, gotten behind a candidate, watched them lose in the primary and then had the Republican establishment do their usual "We won, you lost, you have to eat the shit we gave you" dance. It's been infuriating, but the fact remained that their shit won, my shit lost, and tough shit. I did NOT back Donald Trump. I did not want Donald Trump, and I had no intention of voting for Donald Trump. Well that was until I was standing in the voting booth, after hearing the news that George W and Laura Bush had gleefully voted for Hillary Clinton.

After a few decades of listening to how the GOP faithful had picked yet another candidate that I hated, but that was life, I was looking at GOP faithful actively working against a candidate that they didn't like. I filled in the dot for Donald Trump, not because I wanted him to be president, but because I wanted the GOP faithful who have made me miserable for such a long time to feel pain. I wanted George. George, Jeb and every other member of the Republican elite to hear that it is over. It is over that they have any input on a presidential election, and unfortunately the only way I have to do it (and successfully for a change) was to vote for someone that they would all gleefully turn traitor for. The answer from America yesterday was that we hate you all, so sit down and eat your shit.

Of course now we can watch the truth unfold for the next four years. Donald Trump not only has won the Whitehouse by a clear majority of electoral votes, but he somehow has a GOP House and GOP Senate. Now the truth will unfold as the GOP will NOT repeal Obamacare. The GOP will NOT do anything about border security, much less build a wall. The GOP will basically NOT do any of the things that someone who is against the DNC agenda would hope that they would. The reasons for this have been pretty obvious for quite a while now, but let me sum it up in a few words, "It's not their job." No it isn't because the job of the GOP is to secretly go along with the Democrats and do the few things necessary to make conservatives look bad and feel bad. Welcome to America folks.

I also have to say this and a lot of people will disagree with me, but Barack Obama had a lot to do with the Hillary loss. The people in this country who are thoroughly disgusted with him, and have been demonized for eight long years watched him be the most un-presidential jackoff in the history of the world. Going around the country openly talking about how the other candidate is the "Klan Candidate" and fomenting the same old and tired racial disharmony that he has been doing through his entire presidency did not go unnoticed. No as a matter of fact I think a lot of people looked at this small man, and finally said, "No More!" Blast away if you must but many people will actually remember this entire election for what it was. The end of an error.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The National Death Spiral

Humor me for a moment and just pretend you are one of those people plagued with affiliation to a political party in this country. Yes I realize some people reading this might actually be plagued with affiliation to a political party, but since I am going to be moderately insulting here, I am giving everyone a chance to "opt out" as I go. Now of course I am not talking about the Libertarians or the Greenies, these are people for the most part who are loosely connected to movements but unfortunately can't be factored into this. This is about the illusion of two different parties moving towards separate goals, and less about the accumulation of power and swapping back and forth now and then as to who gets to play with it.

In a couple of weeks people in the United States will be allowed (for now) to go out and vote for which of these two parties get to play with the toys of power for the next several years. In the end they are two parts of the same objective. The Democrats seek an ever encompassing government that will be in charge of controlling the lives of every single human being in the country, and the Republicans will play their part. Their part being to do what the Democrats want while pretending to be the horrible other solution. Idiots who blame the Republicans for everything wrong with the country, make no informed thought as to who makes any of the decisions. The only time the Republicans actually block anything the Democrats want, it is only to create the animosity necessary to allow the useful idiots to blame sake on them.

Six years ago, the people flocked to the voting booths to elect Republicans to stop what Obama was doing. They did not. Over the four years that followed, they flocked to the polls to add more Republicans to stop what Obama was doing. They did not. Who's the idiot here? People who elect a wannabe despot or those who elect the people to stop the wannabe despot, and watch them not lift a finger to do so? All the Republicans have done is been there for the death spiral so that it is plausible to one set of idiots to be able to blame them, and another set of idiots to defend them. That which is most plausible is also that which is most possible, and if you are an outsider who hates both sides, then you realize they are both playing their part to simply destroy what your parents and your grandparents had.

I'm sorry to report that it doesn't matter who becomes president of the United States. I can understand the people that back Donald Trump because at least he appears to be someone who wants nothing to do with the death spiral. I can understand the people that back Hillary Clinton, because they are so used to the death spiral that they think it is logical and normal. What I can't understand and I have no tolerance for anymore are the people who haven't noticed the death spiral or actually are so blind to it that they defend either party as NOT being a major contributor to it. I at the very least have stepped out of the circular firing squad that is politics, and simply admit, we're screwed.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Great Clown College Con Contest

It's amazing to me that we have come to this, but we have. Anyone can say they are for this person or for that person in the upcoming election, but it is starting to shape up like an NFL week when your favorite team has a bye. You're just looking at a pool of horrible candidates, hand picked either by people who rule their respected party or people who don't want their respected party ruled but either or, the upcoming election will have no winner. We'll all be losers.

Theoretically speaking, there was only one person in the entire world who couldn't beat Hillary Clinton, and somehow we found him. As a Libertarian, I should be happy in the fact that it is a great opportunity for my party to gain some ground, except we (collectively, I wasn't on board) found the one used car salesman that no Libertarian in their right mind could take seriously. Hell Gary Johnson sounds a lot like Bernie Sanders, and I assure you, no actual Libertarian sounds like Bernie Sanders. Of course there is Whatsername from the Green Party, but only a few die-hards are going to vote for her when they close the curtain behind them, and can pull the lever for Hillary. They will then put on their "Don't Blame Me I Voted for Jill Stein" buttons. Chances are pretty good that you'll meet more people in your home town who voted for Jill Stein than what the polls said voted for her nationwide.

The amazing thing here is that all of the Vice Presidential candidates are more popular than the actual candidates. A Tim Kaine, Mike Pence, Bill Weld, and Whatshername's Runningmate match-up would have people energized to vote for instead of vote against. Now everyone seems concerned about the down-ballot, because none of these candidates have the kind of legs to get the senators, representatives, governors etc elected. Here in New Hampshire (where either party is always a crap shoot) the advertising campaigns are starting to get insane. I watched almost every available piece of advertising space on the first home game with Tom Brady (trust me, adspace was very expensive) go completely to the two senatorial candidates smearing each other. I have no desire to vote for either of those idiots either.

In my opinion this really is the best year yet for an organized write in campaign. Seriously could you picture the mainstream news reporters having to say, "and Deez Nuts managed to get 10% of the vote in Minnesota?" It could be the first time that we could solve a much bigger dilemma than which socialist gets to finally destroy America, but an issue that effects all of us deeply, which comic book super heroes can get the most votes, Marvel or DC? Then again if I learned anything in this election cycle it has to be that people dressed up like clowns are being banned all across America, and people acting like clowns are going to be running it.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Turkish U - Turn

Ever since the Syrian war started the Turks have been main players by allowing the terrorists access to all their boarders They also appointed training grounds to them, armed them from a simple gun to tanks and of course they did not do it for free but with Billions of dollars from Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Last week the Turks surprised the world when they:

1 – Apologised to Russia for downing the Russian fighter
2 – The Turkish secretary of state visited his counterpart in Tehran
3 – Finalized a treaty of co-operation with Israel
4 – Considered Jabhat Al-Nussra (Syrian Al-Qaida) as a terrorist movement.
What happened?

 Add to that, this piece of news that came at the same time as the above Turkish move

Since March till mid June the Turks allowed 15,000 terrorists through their boarders and armed them with 200 tanks in an effort to retake Aleppo in the North thus securing the whole North of Syria and cutting the way on any Kurdish and even ISIS ambitions at a time when the Russian air force raids declined dramatically, in what seems to be a deal offered by the Americans and accepted by the Russians to balance the map which looks like this at the moment

The Turkish idea was by securing Idlib (green) and Aleppo (purple) by Al-Qaida their allies, they would control half of the Northern region squeezing ISIS in Ar Raqah (pink) and crushing them from the North by Turkish forces and the West by AlQaida, (this is why ISIS started targeting Turkish cities and finally Istanbul international airport), also they can do nothing to the Kurds in Al-Hasakah (yellow) because they are U.S allies yet they can negotiate with them with US help.

The whole plan failed due to the resistance of the Syrian army and Hezbollah whom gave hundreds of deaths yet they knew that if they would lose the North, that means even more terrorists would arrive and Turkey will have its dream of having the whole North region controlled by them which eventually means a very strong position on the negotiation table to allow their terms go through and if that did not work then they will separate from the rest of Syria and declare a new country owned by Turkey and putting immense pressure on the Kurds the U.S allies.

Now with that opportunity gone for good, Turkey recalculated its position first towards the Russians whom choked the Turkish economy after the fighter incident by closing their boarders, so now they have to come to terms with the Russians about AlQaida considering them terrorists after supporting them for years and even offering the Russians a military co-operation in fighting ISIS, all of which cannot be achieved before apologizing to Russia.

 Second the co-operation with Israel and Iran because they know now that the political solution is inevitable and it will affect the whole region in one peace package deal and they want to be (as advised by the Americans) on Israel side to be more effective in the Middle East polices and decision making rather than being isolated due to the failure of achieving anything in Syria and at the same time they want to keep the relations with Iran for natural gas even if that means having a rocky relations with Saudi Arabia in the near future

  Third they followed the American approach of leaving the Assad as the President, stop the air raids on the so-called moderate resistance and finally follow the Russian and American military co-operation instead of competition which was a Russian demand for some time now.
 The Turks even replaced their Prime Minister Daoud Oglo and blamed him for the policies towards Syria with a more moderate prime minister that is leading the way for a new chapter in the Syrian conflict.

Is that the end of it? It is all up to the U.S.A, whom has to deal with the failed allies and the coming presidential elections. The Obama administration does not want its term to end without a solution to the conflict, they have waited  in order to keep the balance of power in Syria which means no real winners or real losers, and have given their allies all the time, something that they do not have now.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Here's One For the Bernie Supporters

Although I have another great entry from Nael waiting in the wings I wanted to take a moment to explain the economy for our friends on the left. Theoretically we all watch the stock market and we like to think that it is the gauge of a great economy but not only is it NOT, but it can be manipulated so easily. Worse than that a great stock market economy can create such harsh burdens for the rest of us, that I really want people to take this into account when they are trumpeting the current president or the standard bearer for the current president's party in the future.

A lot of people watched the polls over the weekend and were a bit weary that the Clinton machine only managed to jump out to a 5 point lead and then of course on the heels of such "bad" news, the stock market started playing games. One would assume that this is the stock market saying that it isn't comfortable with the Donald staying in pace with the Clinton machine, and some would even go as far as to say that it is their way of saying "the economy" would be better with a Hillary presidency. The answer to this is a resounding maybe, based on the theory that we take into account who the economy benefits. More to the point who the stock market benefits.

Now of course I am no socialist, so the Bernie movement doesn't appeal to me, but the people who are feeling the Bern should remember what the signs are right now. The stock market has been doing pretty good throughout the Obama presidency, but this is because it is the ONLY place that money can do anything. The entire presidency of Barack Obama has maintained a 0% interest rate, which means those that are involved in the stock market can get free money to play within it. This is the people who have space on the trading floors that is, because like most of you I look at my 401k and see stagnant gains and big losses, with a lot of in between. Of course this is what I have to be a slave to because a savings account pays a whopping .25% interest rate if I am lucky. This is the hidden sacrifice of a 0% interest rate. The Fed chairman (appointed by the president) is held hostage by the low interest rate or the stock market will tank if people don't have free money to play within it.

The Clinton machine may be what Wall Street is banking on but the reason for that is simple. More of the same. It's obvious, there will be more unbalanced free trade, more free money for bankers, and no way of saving for the rest of us. You can bang your chest and blame the GOP (who isn't innocent in all this) but the people in charge of the economy are the same people that pound the richety rich for stealing from you. Simple economics, dictate that a change would be necessary for anyone to get ahead, and it is NOT in the people who we may perceive to be in charge of "recoveries" and whatnot. Most of us have never really recovered and turning the keys over to the SAME people who play both sides of the coin is no longer an option. Unless you like watching the rich get richer and the poor being led by the people who created the misery. This is why my investments are in canned food and ammo these days.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

BREXIT an End of a Chapter

For months I have been trying to write something to our readers in the USA or to my dear friend Mr Crow but all my efforts have faced difficulties due to my working day and night at the college. If I would find some time I would write in Arabic as the events are fast and very critical in my country. There are so many things happening in the Middle East, that in a way makes me feel bad for not sharing with you what is going on. Basically what is happening in the Middle East is shaping the world and the last of that was Britain's exit from the EU, which triggered me to write this article.

Let us consider this scenario, in 1978 China's communist party underwent a major change, opening to the West and changing its thinking of economic strategies. Principles which led to considerable growth and with that economic growth along came the need for more energy. With its own oil fields failing to meet the expectations and increasing demand, China became a net importer in 1993. During those years from 1978 China managed to make several deals and contracts with Iraq and Iran by selling them arms all through their war against each other and building highways in Tehran. Then they finally approached Saudi Arabia the main American ally in the region. The U.S watched closely, as the Chinese increase in demand for energy and their relations with the Gulf states and in an effort to protect its own interests. It then went through an undeclared war on China's ambitions by squeezing the energy supply and controlling its prices.

First to control the natural gas supply to China two countries have to be controlled, Turkmenistan and Iran, so that is why Afghanistan was a good choice to invade ( see map – any pipeline has to go through Afghanistan to reach China)

Second the US would need the support of the Europeans as they are a big market for Chinese products, so in 1992 the EU was born to fill the vacuum of the fallen Soviet Union, thus inheriting the Eastern bloc countries which meant cheap labor costs. With this completion on the Chinese prices the promise that energy especially gas will be delivered cheaply from Qatar through Syria then to Europe and the Iranians will be chocked with embargo and will eventually submit. I encourage all to read this report by Leveret and Bader of the Washington Quarterly 2005-2006 part of the Brooking institute.ine has to go through Afghanistan to reach China)

The first step started with the invasion of Afghanistan 2001, which did not go as planned, then in 2003 the invasion of Iraq which posed a very important location in first choking Iran by preventing any gas pipe through it into Syria and cut the arms delivery route to Hezbollah. That did not go well either. Choking Iran from the East and West was unsuccessful which meant that Iran's oil and gas was still being delivered to China, and as a result the only solution was to impose sanctions on it that went through in 2008.

The years from 2009 onwards saw the oil prices soaring as high as 120 dollars per barrel and that started having its toll on the EU countries which did not see the cheap energy. In fact, they started to feel the burden of having more East Europeans migrating to the West. More nationalist voices were being heard in Austria, Holland, France and Britain. This when the so called Arab spring started and the real mess started in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Kuwait and Syria which was nothing but establishing the Muslim Brotherhood rule and appoint Turkey as the new Ottoman leaders of the Muslim world.

That did not work either because Russia decided to get involved prolonging the war in Syria which is the focal point of all the gas pipes plan to Europe. This war added to the Europeans burden by accepting thousands of refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, and there seems no end to it which could mean even more refugees in the near future.

So what happened? History tells us that every Imperial project when it fails it goes back to the original entities for example the Soviet Union that imposed the Russian language throughout the empire. When it broke down it fell into several countries that went back to their original languages. Similarly, the Arabs ruled for hundreds of years but when they broke down these regions became countries and even further became tribes and sects. Even though the Arabs spoke the same language and had the same religion, that did not avoid them becoming several countries. Imagine a Europe that has nothing in common amongst the EU member states because the sects, languages and history are all different. Of course when their imperial project fails it will definitely go back to several countries and may be more like the separation of Scotland and Ireland.

The Brits have led the way to the imperial project failure and could not take it anymore because not only are they supporting thousands of Eastern Europeans, now they have to support thousands of Middle Eastern refugees whom will not only affect them economically but threaten their national security, and for what? The EU, will not offer any support, because all they seem to offer is more problems, and more requirements.

This fever has crossed the Atlantic as the Republicans that started all of this are now more reluctant to be part of the latest events. At least this is what we hear from Donald Trump the Republican candidate for presidency. Staying away from the hell of the Middle East and Europe Union will ensure that a new chapter will commence.