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Friday, January 01, 2100

Blog Overview (Permanent Top Post)

This blog explores politics from a liberal/left perspective but also deals heavily with conspiracy theories and various unusual topics. Although I started this blog to research 9/11, my most pressing issue of concern now is anthropogenic climate change.

If you have doubts about the science of climate change, this website is a very useful resource to get educated.

I'm happy to have people comment and contribute ideas here. I don't censor comments except in rare cases where there is abuse or private information. Google/Blogger does sometimes censor comments for reasons I don't understand and I have no control over. Lately, I am not able to even find comments that Google/Blogger has blocked. Sorry about that.

I post kind of irregularly in recent years but I try to keep this site active. Feel free to use the search engine on the side for older content. You can read about the history of this blog here.

I rarely ever check my email for this blog (see sidebar for my address). If you need to contact me, the best bet is to leave a comment. If you need to email me, let me know in a comment that you've emailed me.

Thank you for reading.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

"Area 51 is real! 'Former-CIA agent' shares UFO confession on his deathbed"

"An anonymous man who allegedly worked for the CIA claims he saw both living aliens and retrieved parts and remains of alien ships, as he feared his life was coming to an end"

 Sounds legit?

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Fascism in the USA

I listened to Rachel Maddow "Ultra" podcast, which was excellent. 

It's about an astonishing and little known story about Nazi-collaborators in the US Congress, Congressmen and Senators that were knowing agents of the Nazis during WWII, and the failed efforts of the US justice department to bring these traitors to justice. 

Part of her main thesis is that, reminiscent of our current problems bringing modern day traitors like trump to justice, is that the legal and justice system just isn't built to handle these sorts of cases, as weird and frustrating as that might be. 

She ties this story of Nazi collaborators in with the overall fascist movement in the US-- the American Firsters and Christian Nationalists, the racist fascist elements that have been around for ages and still keep popping up. It's all deeply disturbing.

Maddow ends the series on kind of an inspirational note, despite the many setbacks that occurred in bringing these terrible people to justice along the way. 

The stories told in the various episodes are really remarkable overall, with amazing parallels to our current batch of traitors. 

The bottom line is that it is the work of citizens, and the press, not the justice system, that keep these extremist elements in check and that voters do kick them out when they are properly educated about these scumbags. 

So it's work for all of us to keep our country from falling into complete fascism. And let's be clear, the modern GOP is as close to being blatantly fascist as they ever were.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

11 / 22 = 33 = JFK Assassination Day

Today is the 59th anniversary of the assassination of President John F Kennedy.

"The Devil's Chessboard" by David Talbott answers a lot of questions about that day and makes a good case for it being a CIA hit job.

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Saturday, November 05, 2022

Fascinating Interview with James Fox on the Varginha Close Encounter of the 3rd Kind Incident

A very interesting discussion of the Men In Black phenomenon at 1 hour in-- they are a very real and still mysterious part of the UFO cover-up.

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Wednesday, November 02, 2022

Rightwing Violence and Our Grim Political Future


Brynn Tannehill--

The credible, close-call attempt to kill or maim Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a second time, and the GOP response, signals how close the US is to the end of the road as a Democracy. It also tells us about what comes after the fall.
The GOP has generally treated it as a joke, denied that DePape was conservative, or spread conspiracy theories that it was a gay quarrel during a hookup. There's been a lot of wink and nudge, "Sure it was bad, but whatever gets Nancy out, amiright?" comments like Youngkin's.
There has been almost NOTHING done to deter other would be assassins from killing Democratic officials. When people protested outside homes of SCOTUS justices, security was immediately increased. Dead silence now.
The difference is that Dems and Republicans are willing to protect conservative officials, but Republicans aren't willing to protect Dems, because they know that actual violence against officials is driven by the right wing base.
“We” Don’t Have a Political Violence Problem. Republicans Do. The Paul Pelosi attack was no aberration. Only one party counts violent insurrectionists as a constituency it dare not alienate. There is the implicit assumption by Republican leaders that violence will come for their opponents, and not for them. And at the moment, they're correct. But, most of them weren't in Iraq from 2004-2006.
I had a front row seat as Sunnis, cut off from power, formed AQI and started launching a campaign of terror aimed at government officials, particularly judges. Targeting family members was very much part of their CONOPS. It didn't take long before retaliations began.
Baghdad segregated rapidly, as mixed neighborhoods forced out people who were the local minority. Similar (violent) sorting happened among Iraqi Kurds in the north.
One lesson I took away is that once political murders are normalized, you can't put the toothpaste back in the tube. It turns into an accelerating cycle of violence, particularly when both sides feel like it's a matter of group survival.
Part of the violence in Iraq in that period was the settling of old scores. Saddam had displaced, gassed, and murdered innumerable Kurds. He had kept Shiites (who form a plurality of the population) powerless and second class citizens for decades.
In the US, the GOP intends to seize power, and never let go, much as Saddam did with the Ba'ath Party. They're not hiding it. I'm not engaging in hyperbole or putting words in people's mouths. This is coming straight from their candidates. 
If the GOP does win, they're promising to settle scores. Here we have the former President, and likely the next administration, promising to lock up journalists and have them raped until they give up confidential sources.
Trump Threatens Journalists With Prison Rape for Not Revealing Supreme Court Leak (Video) “When this person realizes he’s going to be the bride of another prisoner very shortly he will…'tell you exactly who that leaker is!'" Trump warned
The repeated violence against Pelosi, and ongoing stochastic terror, is a promise of what is to come. If the GOP seizes power, you can be sure that they will do as little as possible to prevent, stop, deter, or prosecute political killings. The DoJ will become a tool for imprisoning political opponents. It also won't lift a finger to do anything about assassinations of Democrats, journalists, or political enemies or disfavored minorities (like trans people or doctors treating them).
They'll claw back control of the City of DC, and prevent prosecutions of violence against Dems there, while blaming the murders on the victims for being soft on crime.
Most Republican leaders are smart enough to know that it isn't really leftists driving the political violence. They'll yell about Antifa and BLM, but they're not stupid (Ok, true believers like MTG, Jordan, and Boebert are), but Cotton and Cruz can do math.
The problem with their thinking is that they assume that the status quo will hold: that their opponents will continue to feel like they can vote their way out of the problem, the threat is not perceived as existential, and they will eschew targeted violence. 
I've had front row seats when a country tears itself apart. I also learned that an insurgent group only needs maybe 10-15% of the population supporting it for it to be self sustaining. And, like Iraq, it's about religion.
45% of Americans are ready to end democracy to make the US an explicitly Christian nation. People under the age of 40 are much more likely to be secular. 
45% of Americans Say U.S. Should Be a ‘Christian Nation’ But they hold differing opinions about what that phrase means, and two-thirds of U.S. adults say churches should keep out of politics.
This creates a situation in which the unaccountable theocratic government engaging in stochastic terror against political enemies is hated by the largely secular majority of young people who have little economic prospects, no say in government, and no hope of peaceful change
WTF do you think is going to happen? Because this is pretty much an exact description of the situation in Iran, except there are ~390 million guns just lying around.
Republican leaders by and large tend to believe that they can manage whatever response happens to their complete take-over of government, and institution of theocratic rule, or that people will quietly accept it the way they have in Hungary, Russia, Turkey, and Poland.
The semblance of democracy, using elections rigged against the opposition as an anesthetic for the population, pretending "vote harder" might remove the authoritarians from office, or simply presenting it as a fait accompli, has worked elsewhere to prevent unrest.
So maybe it's even better than 50-50 bet. But it's not a sure one: they're creating the necessary conditions. It's worth remembering that in Iraq, once the toothpaste was out, 150k US troops struggled for almost a decade to restore some semblance of order.
Thus, by tolerating or encouraging political assassinations, the GOP is raising the risks, and the potential consequences, of their authoritarian drive to end democracy and punish those they see as political enemies.
Take it from someone who spent most of the aughts studying insurgency, counter insurgency, destabilized countries, hybrid governments, and evaluating the risks of civil war: what is happening with Pelosi is playing with fire.

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Tuesday, November 01, 2022

Barbara Honegger: Recent Interview

Honegger is one of the better, more trustworthy people in 9/11 research IMO. Some interesting info in this recent interview.


Skip to ~30 minutes where she discusses the anthrax attack.

 The host (not familiar with him) is a bit of a rightwinger.

 Some interesting comments about Trump at the end, and I'm on Honegger's side in that matter too.

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