Thursday, February 1, 2018

Secret Government spying comes to its logical conclusion ...

... by destroying the government that allowed it to happen.  Check out this guy's analysis:

I really enjoyed the logic trail that was used to conclude that somebody is using all that collected spy data for his own personal gain.

We live in interesting times.  Will we survive?

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

An important essay on a failing democracy ...

This is a long read, but important concepts are discussed:

Not exactly an optimistic view of the current world in which we live.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Saturday, December 2, 2017

The "why" of empire

Global corporations have taken over as the excuse for empire-building.  Check this out:

It was, is, and always will be about rich guys trying to control all the world's wealth no matter what the cost in human lives.  How admirable is that?

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Money and the military

Here is a great breakdown of the waste inherent in military spending.  Imagine what other useful projects could have been completed with this money.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Privacy redux

While we've been distracted by all the Trumpiness going on, the surveillance state has figured out how to get around all those annoying little laws about privacy rights. This article describes how it is being done:

Monday, June 26, 2017

Depraved-Heart Murder

This interesting concept is endorsed proudly by many of our politicians and governments.  This article explains it in the context of the current health care fight in the USA, but it is applicable to many of the actions our governments undertake in the name of austerity, fighting terror, creating jobs, etc.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

How the right insinuates its policies into liberal/left leaning political parties.

This is very instructive and explains a lot about recent activities by Canada's 'Liberal' government as well as the US Democratic party's behaviour.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Bye-bye privacy

It's official, you now have no expectation of privacy in the US:

Can Canada be far behind?

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Obama's failings ..

... are outlined in stark detail in this article.

His reputation is only good in comparison to the republican horrors that bracketed his term of office.  

Friday, November 11, 2016

A great source of new ideas ...

... to think about:

A very new idea is that democracy has become 'corporatized' - ie it is being reshaped to serve only corporate goals, and 'we, the people' are now just in the way but necessary to fund the  activities that governments now undertake for the corporations.  A worthwhile read.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Secret Law explained.

This article show how secret interpretations of laws allow gov'ts to justify torturing prisoners, spying on all citizens, and starting wars without legislative approval.  It's the modern modus operandi, and avoids all that pesky public discussion that so often hinders dictators.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Posting New Secret Trade Docs, Wikileaks Further Exposes Corporate Plot

The ongoing effort to turn our democracy over to the control of corporations is clearly explained in this article:

Posting New Secret Trade Docs, Wikileaks Further Exposes Corporate Plot

Unfortunately, we place to much trust in the glib pretty faces of our politicians to be able to do much about it.  Our elections are never about the important ideas, they are always about trivial crap and red herrings placed into the corporate-controlled media to to make sure our attention never focuses on, indeed, never even notices, the behind the scenes deals that are in all these so-called trade deals.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Here are the values you espouse when you "support the troops"

A thoughtful dissertation on the implications of our worship of the military

The ubiquitous presence of the military does not speak well for our values.  It just indicates that we are violent bullies at heart.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Deep State explained

Here is a good explanation of the real governing force in our so-called democracy.

If your vote is important, why don't we ever get to vote on the important stuff? 

The Whistleblower's Ethic

Here is a good discussion of  secrecy, information leaks, government suppression and persecution, rule by the elite few, and the duty of citizens to their democracy.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

This really captures what life has become in our North America since 9/11

Truly worth a read:

The definition of self-serving hypocrisy

The one thing that the US really fears is LAWFARE.  The double standard at work again.

Would that the congress had the balls to override a presidential veto.  The world just might improve.

Monday, September 12, 2016

A fascinating list to consider

A great compendium of the US's efforts to install the 'right' government in various countries can be found here:

I didn't realize that there were so many governments that needed to be replaced.

Yet another 9/11 inspired summary of our descent into tryanny

Some 9/11 consequences that are worth considering

This article reminds us how far from freedom our society has been taken by the savages conducting the war on terror.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Here is one way people can regain control over their country's money

This could be the start of a great trend for the world's people (not corporations)

Canada could also do the same, particularly if the lawsuit described in my posting  of Apr 9, 2015 is successful.  Check this out:

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

What has become of our values and the rule of law?

This article discusses how our governments are regularly engaging in murder, with predictable and horrible consequences domestically:

The war crime that still is in progress

Everything that the US has done in the middle east following 9/11 has been a war crime and no legal entity in the US will do anything about it.

There has never been, nor is there now, any justifiable reason for the Iraq/Syria/Libya/ISIS wars.

Why does Canada support these criminals?  Why will our government not indict the perpetrators for the war crimes they have committed?

Saturday, July 16, 2016

NAFTA allows corporations to sue for potential profit

A Canadian company feels that the US denial of the Keystone pipeline might cause it to be less profitable.  It is therefore suing the US for $billions.  Here's the what, why and how:

The ability to sue for the loss of potential profits is at the heart of ALL of the so-called free trade agreements.  Effectively foreign companies can override the wishes of governments, which can have immense negative effects on environmental, health and safety regulations.  The TPP et al turns over to the corporations the traditional powers of governments, but saddles them with none of the responsibilities of government towards the citizenry.  Cute.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A good look at "us"

Sometimes it is worth thinking about how others perceive us:

Makes you wonder who the bad guys really are, doesn't it? 

The war on terrorism has been a war against freedoms

Here's what has actually happened since 9/11:

Net result?  More terrorism everywhere, more authoritarianism at home and no privacy.