…republics collapse when demagogues present themselves as their guardians to entice the people and cloak their true intentions.
Mexico Expects Horrific Devastation
As this is written, Hurricane Patricia is starting to savage Mexico, near the city of Manzanillo. The storm is the western hemisphere’s most violent known hurricane, with winds as high as two hundred miles per hour.
Patricia will be reduced by the mountains it must cross as it moves east, but parts of Texas expect a foot of rain.
Doubtless the AGW cult will blame this horror on thirteen one-thousandths of one percent of the earth’s atmosphere.
A Word On Trump…And The Mess
Perhaps The Wall Street Journal will not be angry with this newsletter for quoting the words of columnist Daniel Henninger. In the Opinion section of the WSJ of 22 October of this year, Henninger wrote:
…Trump said…”Look, Jeb (Bush) said we were safe with (his) brother. We were safe. Well, the World Trade Center just fell down.” ….For Donald Trump to suggest…that former President George W. Bush bears blame for Sept. 11, which occurred nine months after he assumed office; or for Donald Trump to revisit 9/11 to promote his thoughts on immigration, is frankly disgusting. His remark about President Bush is an utter falsity, and it demeaned the reality of what happened that day.
You either agree reflexively, and because you know a fallacious, vicious insult as soon as you read it, or…your malice has the better of you.
(Trump) isn’t the leader of a movement. He’s an impresario of sensations. Reducing 9/11 to a political prop was indeed sensational. It was also beyond the pale.
Links Courtesy Of The Tramp Abroad
This is interesting: it’s an explanation of how “social media” are a source of intelligence for spycraft.
An article in Foreign Policy discusses the shortcomings of the US Army’s electronic warfare capabilities. It’s important; use this URL.
A video on one Swede’s perspective on refugee immigration policies. It’s well worth the 11 minutes. (Editor: Holy smoke! This is a terrific shock….)
The Russian-USA proxy war is explained in just a few paragraphs. Recommended.
It’s official: suicide bombers in two attacks in Turkey were two brothers. Co-conspirators and helpers have slipped away (Source). Then there’s this from the “opposition” press, Today’s Zaman, which is close to Fethullah Gülen.
The German police finally wake up. But Imam Murad is just suspected of supplying military gear to ISIS in Syria.
Is the USAF Chief of Staff hijacking the constitutional rights of Airmen?
The Fiscal Cliff Is Explained By Anonymous In Two Easy Lessons
U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
Federal Budget: $3,820,000,000,000
New Debt: $1,650,000,000,000
National Debt: $14,271,000,000,000
Recent Budget Cuts: $38,500,000,000
Now let’s remove eight zeros and pretend it’s a household budget:
Annual Family Income: $21,700.00
Money the family spent: $38,200.00
New debt on the credit card: $16,500.00
Outstanding balance on credit card: $142,710.00
Total budget cuts so far: $38.50
Got that??? … OK.
How to look at the “Debt Ceiling”:
Let’s say you come home from work and find that there has been a sewer backup in your neighborhood…and your home has sewage all the way up to your ceilings. What do you think you should do…raise the ceilings…or remove the shit?
This information was provided by The Tramp Abroad and his friend Kevin.
If you have wondered why this newsletter punctuates as it does, read this.
The more humanity explores space with its rockets and cameras, the more science fiction is generated by puzzled (but unembarrassed) experts. Here’s a laughable example.
Look out, everybody! Here comes the next presidential candidate for the press to lionize/tear to pieces: Scott Smith. He’s got all the answers. That makes him just another liar, as far as this newsletter is concerned, but…give the man a chance. Read his promises here. (Wow! Why didn’t a real politician think of that??)
Surveillance and the “security state”: folks in the USA should not skip this. It’s only thirteen minutes long, and it’s…among other things, a cautionary tale for all who respect the Bill of Rights.
Here’s an article that takes former president G. W. Bush to task for not preventing 9/11. Well, do remember the story told by an FBI agent who claimed that the CIA did not talk to the FBI when it should have. And then recall Jamie Gorelick (she’s vivisected in the item titled, “The New Stratification of US Society Is A Terrible Mistake”). Yes, hers is an old story, but still important, and tragically so…read as much of the linked piece as you need to in order to understand her horrible mistake. — Clearly, the 9/11 catastrophe has multiple interpretations, and there is plenty of blame to go around, but blaming it all on the hated W is ignorant. So…who’s your favorite Bad Actor?
If you are trying to start a new political movement, and just about every government agency is against you, and you need to consider security your greatest problem — you are probably on the right side of all the major issues.
This is yet another example of a tragic horror that probably can’t ever be investigated objectively and comprehensively. If the author’s claims and implications are accurate, some folks clearly need to go to prison. And if the report is a total fabrication? The propaganda value of the story is huge — as it was for “Remember the Maine!” Finally, if the attack was a mistake, it wasn’t the first…and it won’t be the last.
The American Civil Liberties Union strikes! It’s an attempt to limit parents’ choices in the education of their children. Collectivism never sleeps….
Warming, cooling, and anthropogenic global warming: the latest news. Slowly, slowly….
Obamoid policy has given conspiracists and nutcases tons of raw material to process. That poses a problem: some of what the nuts say is very probably correct, but it’s hard to know how far a reasonable person can go before he finds himself in fantasyland.
This impressive video should be incorporated into a political advertisement. Hilly would love it. Rest assured you will see it again….
This newsletter is a stickler for the applicable word, the correct meaning, and the proper usage. Get it right, in other words. That does notmean The New Terrapin Gazette labors under a fascistic mindset. This rubbish, however, is thought- and speech-control.