2016.12.04 Sunday Morning Twitter Quickies

Twitter IconGood morning,

Here are some of the popular tweets in my morning feed.

My Reaction: The video is about a boring as watching water based paint dry on a 100% humidity day. The idea is that a bunch of people have been telling Trump to say ‘happy holidays’ instead of ‘Merry Christmas.’ My biggest disagreement with the video is that it made it seem like Obama is the one who took the Christ out of Christmas. That honor go the atheists and people who refuse to fight for God.


My Reaction: Robert De Niro, thinking he a real life mobster, has an angry rant against Trump. Bobby calls him names and threatening physical violence. Should this get De Niro some time in jail for threaten an almost sitting president?

Anyway he did this video near the limited release of his new movie ‘The Comedian.’ No one really liked it. The attached article indicates its karma. I think its De Niro recent bad acting and selection of bad scripts. At least its better then his other recent great epic ‘Dirty Grandpa.’


My Reaction: TheRightScoop.com – Too many ads. Saturday Night Live (thats still on?) made fun of Trump’s tweets. So Trump tweeted back:

Nothing really exciting to see here other then Trump could let an insult go by. Sorry Mr. President-Elect I don’t find your tweet endearing in anyway.


My Reaction: Ha! Sorry, no deep analyse.


My Reaction: This really isn’t new news. The biggest news is that Trump sent out a stream of tweets restating his previous stances and attacks. Maybe he’s trying to hit up the Sunday morning political shows news cycle?


My Reaction: I’ve been avoiding this topic but I might as well get hip deep into this mess. PizzaGate is based on a series of emails between Podesta and others. Inside a selection the emails are odd framing that contain keywords and phrases used by both pedophiles and prostitutes. Most of the people involved in Hillary’s campaign has at least one email filled with these references. So far no charges have been leveled based on this material.  But there is a LOT of conjecture on what this means after Trump takes power.

Here are a few links on the matter:

2016.12.03 Saturday Evening RSS Quickies

RSS IconI had fun with the Twitter Quickies so I thought I would do the same my RSS feeds. So here we go:

Russians to land on moon in 2031, staff 12 person moon base already awaiting
https://www.intellihub.com/russians-to-land-on-moon-in-2031-staff-12-person-moon-base-awaiting/

I’ve heard that line for 20 years. What has happened now? What Trump should do is say we’ll be on the moon in 6 years. That way he locks himself into a second term with hope.  Yeah know, make America great again.


Palin Criticizes Trump Carrier Deal: ‘More Crony Capitalism’
http://nation.foxnews.com/2016/12/03/palin-criticizes-trump-carrier-deal-more-crony-capitalism and http://www.mediaite.com/online/palin-criticizes-trump-carrier-deal-more-crony-capitalism/

Sarah Palin is about to loose her potential Cabinet position by criticizing her potential future boss over the Carrier deal. The Carrier deal had a bunch of one time gifts which could easily be seen as ‘filling the swamp.’  I can understand her concerns but it makes it look she’s siding with the old regimen.


BREAKING : Marlon Jones, ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT on FBI’s Most Wanted List CAUGHT
http://truthfeed.com/breaking-marlong-jones-illegal-immigrant-on-fbis-most-wanted-list-caught/39555/

Marlon Jones is believed to be the suspect in the shooting with rival gang members that also left 10 people wounded at an Oct. 15 party at a Caribbean restaurant inside a home. Jones was captured after a car chase on the 110 Freeway near the Adams Boulevard exit while being pursued by FBI agents, said Laura Eimiller, an FBI spokeswoman.

This should be on every Sunday show! If its not then the main stream media is re-enforcing the appearance that they’re in bed with the president and hiding the fact that it took so long to find this guy.


Mall of America hires its first black Santa
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/12/02/mall-america-hires-its-first-black-santa/94795828/

Santa is based on a white saint. When the reverse is done its called white washing. I think people have the right to be a bit upset about this. Otherwise you’re pushing a double standard.


GREEN PARTY DROPS BID FOR STATEWIDE PENNSYLVANIA RECOUNT
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_ELECTION_RECOUNT_DROPPED_PENNSYLVANIA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Kinda of a followup to today’s Twitter Quickies: The Green Party rebellion seems to be in full force now. Drain the Green Swamp of Jill Stein and get a leader with their own vision, not the Hillary’s vision.


Obama TV: Is Obama Planning A “Fake News” Outlet Of His Own?
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-03/obama-tv-obama-planning-fake-news-outlet-his-own

So the president is thinking about starting a one sided news network. Is this funded by a George Soros group? What will CNN and MSN do with the competition?

This just sounds like Al Gore TV / Al Jazeera America all over again. Except in large liberal cities this media conglomerate will fail miserably. Obama can’t connect with the average person so how can he get any significant ratings? He can’t and the network will not be profitable.

Trump Bypasses China to Talk Directly to Taiwan’s President

Taiwan FlagSince the Carter administration all conversations to, or about, Taiwan’s went through China. Trump has broke that nearly 40 year old rule in a 10 minute conversation. In response China teared up and said its going to take it’s (trade) baseball and go home.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters in Beijing that:

There is only one China in the world, and Taiwan is an inseparable part of Chinese territory. The government of the People’s Republic of China is the sole legitimate government representing China. This is a fact that is generally recognized by the international community.

Sources:

Opinion

I think Trump’s long game is to start decent among various parties. Why would the president-elect do something so nefarious? Simple, Trump wants to break a bunch of our trade deals with China. What a better way to break up the deals and give the US (needed?) leverage then to plant the seeds of revolt in one of leading international competitor.

Trump did the same maneuver with the Republican candidates by playing all the leaders against each other with just a few statements. He did the same thing by getting issues like the Bill Clinton’s rape allegations onto CNN by announcing it at random rallies. CNN has been ignoring the allegation for decades but Trump made CNN react.

Here Trump just made a phone call. Trump didn’t say hardly anything. But China’s foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang had to make a hard line statement. However China never thought of what that looked like to their people. It makes China look like they’re afraid Taiwan is going to secede tomorrow.

This is a master manipulation but its at global level. If there one misstep we’re looking complete Chinese revolution and a global economic collapse. There are no state or federal laws to fall back on if he goofs up. This is a move that should have waited until after his first 100 days. At least by then his full team would be in place.

2016.12.03 Saturday Evening Twitter Quickies

Twitter IconI’m going to randomly pick some tweets from feed and react to them. I may do expanded articles later.

My Reaction: Love the idea of our military’s hands no longer be tied. I hope we don’t use the military too liberally. Was that an unintentional play on words?


My Reaction: I HATE linkis.com articles. The script messes up half the time. The Green Party wants to move away from Jill Stein. Everyone know that Stein is just doing a solid for and Hillary for future help. But the Green Party wants to stay out of the mix so they don’t look like the party of obstruction for the next Congressional cycle.


My Reaction: Something seems off about this article. If its true then this ‘father’ needs to be locked up for life.


My Reaction: I’ll have to lookup what this phone call is all about. Give me a sec…

China lodges protest after Trump call with Taiwan president – Reuters

The 10-minute telephone call with Taiwan’s leadership was the first by a U.S. president-elect or president since President Jimmy Carter switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China in 1979, acknowledging Taiwan as part of “one China”.

China’s Foreign Ministry said it had lodged “stern representations” with what it called the “relevant U.S. side”, urging the careful handling of the Taiwan issue to avoid any unnecessary disturbances in ties.

Ok, so it looks like Trump stopped treating Taiwan as a territory of China and as a seperate country. With all the technology in Taiwan this could really undercut China’s manufacturing. Trade ware anyone?


My Reaction: Prayers need to go out these families and businesses.

Firefighters were battling a major, multiple-alarm fire of several buildings in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the city’s fire department said on Twitter.

At least one building was ablaze at Berkshire and Vandine Streets, the Cambridge Fire Department said in a string of tweets.

The Boston Globe and local WCVB-TV reported that 10 alarms had been struck and that several buildings, as well as cars, were on fire.

The Drug Ecstasy May Soon Be A Legal Treatment for PTSD

MDMA Molecule The drug MDMA, commonly called Ecstasy, has just been OK’ed by the Food and Drug Administration for a Phase 3 trials for the treatment of PTSD. About 30-40% of the people treated for PTSD don’t respond to conventional therapy. The concept is to give MDMA in a controlled setting. The sufferer is allowed to feel euphoria for possibly the first time in years. They are monitored for any averse reaction.  Most individuals treated this way show positive sugns of recovery in 3 treatments.

Opinion

As sufferer of PTSD I know how anything at time an environmental stresser can trigger a PTSD episode. The episode does not have to be a grand event like you see in a war movie. Rather episode are usually the recall a negative memory or feeling that just overwhelm you.  Then you’re left with the fear what will trigger the next event.  Thus raising your stress level and making you susceptible to the episode.

Generally an episode only last 10-40 seconds but it leave you tired and fearful that another episode will hit again. This wears you down to were you can’t feel anything but negative emotions.  At my worst I would have done anything for a few minutes of euphoria. So I can see this as solid therapy for people with PTSD.

I will never condone this as an out of office treatment. While the drug itself is not addictive the idea I could feel good with little to consequences would leave it wide open to abuse. Also the fact that if abused you will become even more depressed then when you took MDMA in the first place.

So I will cheer this on as an inexpensive and safe treatment in a clinical setting. But if an irresponsible doctor or nurse sends those pills home they will be eaten up like candy. Those will be the people responsible for a second renaissance for the Ecstasy drug trade.

References

German Islamic Gay Porn Star was a Terrorist Spy – Islam Doesn’t Care?

Compund Flag - Islam and GayPreface

I get into a lot of hot button topics so I ask you read the whole article before you cruifiy me.

Also I’m going to deal with the term ‘religion’ in a lot places in this article.  For this article I’m going to use the Merriam Webster definition of ‘religion‘ as:

2. a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices
4. a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith

I believe groups such as the KKK and Black Lives Matter has become just as much of religion as Islam or Christianity.

Backstory

Two weeks ago German intelligence was monitoring a militant Islamic chat room.  While watching the messages going back and forth they noticed a new user. The new user was offering to give access to German secrets to other militants for a future terrorist strike.  This set off bells and whistles in the agency.

To find out if this new person was real or just trolling the chat room the agents lured the participant into a PM chat (private message).  What they found out amazed them: They had a spy in their corporate family.  The double agents was found out to be a 51 year old German citizen of Spanish decent.

The spy had converted to Islam in 2014.  His online persona was the same name as his homosexual stage name.  By the way, he’s also married and has four children.

You can read more about this story at:

Opinion

So what does this all mean? First off – Gay does not equal bad.  It just means you have an affinity for the same gender.  Second it means you’re evil to extremist religious groups that shuns, tortures, and kills homosexuals and bisexual people.

This leaves me with two conclusions:

1. This man’s conversion to Islam pushed him to such self hate over his sexual history that he was willing to give up his freedom and commit possible martyrdom. He went onto a site he knew he could serve his god and religion by giving information to kill those that disagree with him. He must have felt his past actions and family were completely unclean and he must atone for his sins.

2. Extremist don’t care about you. Any extremist will use you for whatever you can give them. When that is done you are either are remolded into the next most useful form or destroyed. The people on this chat room didn’t care about this man. They just wanted to use him for his information. He was, and still is, disposable.

I don’t want to dismiss what this double agent did. He’s a grow man with full access to all his faculties. He knew he was opening the door for people to be killed in some of the most horrific ways. He should be punished accordingly.

But we all need to learn how to forgive ourselves for things we did in the past. If we can’t do that or find a way to cope with the past we’ll end up destroying ourselves and those around us.

Iran Cries about US Senate Vote to Extend Sanctions

Flag of IranMohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister went on his countries national television network whining about how unfair the US is being by extending the US specific sanctions against his country for another 10 years. His message one of his key points was that the extension “shows the lack of credibility of the U.S. government.” He does not acknowledge the fact that his country has been violating the sanctions for years which forced the United state’s hand.

Quoting from an Associated Press article posted by ABC News:

Ghasemi said, “The U.S. president has agreed within the framework of the nuclear deal that he would use his authority to prevent the legislation and enforcement of any measures in violation of the deal, such as the recent act by the Congress.”

The nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers lifted a variety of international sanctions in exchange for limitations on the Iranian nuclear program. However the U.S. still maintains its own separate set of sanctions, which are set to expire Dec. 31 if they are not extended.

Ali Akbar Salehi, chief of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, said on Friday that Iran will carefully consider how to respond. “We will definitely make no emotional decisions but will make a decision based on prudence, vigilance and wisdom,” he said.

In the same article Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is quoted as saying “Definitely, the Islamic Republic of Iran will react” if the U.S. sanctions were renewed.

My Opinion:

Ghasemi’s and Salehi’s comments seem to almost contradict each other. One is calling for a cool and rational approach to the situation. While the other is having an uncontrolled religious outburst. This kind of schism in leadership can and will prove to be dangerous in the coming days.

I believe there was an under the table deal between the current presidential administration and Iran. It was assumed that Hillary would succeed Obama and the sanctions would be reduced or eliminated. Since that hasn’t happened and Trumps bold stance on foreign policy the Republican controlled Congress felt emboldened to put some pressure on various foreign powers.

This extension was done is in part to destabilize the recent OPEC deal to cut back on production. Many OPEC nations are starting to cooperate with this new output restriction to push up oil prices. However the US sanctions limit who Iran can sell oil to. This puts Iran into a diminished position of power. For now Iran is doing what it can: saber rattling to get support from sympathetic countries.

In the long term this single act between the US and Iran will mean very little. But if Trump continues his pressure on OPEC nations we are looking an oil war starting. Ultimately the Middle East will loose the war because of the US’s fraking technologies and off shore drilling. This destabilization will cause a series of civil wars. Ultimately the Middle East and eastern Asia may break back up into tribal communities. All of this depends on how Iran, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia react. Within a decade the entire region’s map could be re-written.