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Trump cancels Singapore nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 24, 2018

  • Trump accuses North Korea of “tremendous anger and open hostility.”

Odd logic coming from the guy that staged war games on the N Korean border just before a peace conference.

It is almost like someone wanted to kill any chance of peace with NK. Nah, that can’t be right!

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/24/trump-says-singapore-summit-with-north-korea-leader-kim-is-cancelled-.html

  • President Trump cancels his historic summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month.
  • Trump accuses North Korea of “tremendous anger and open hostility.”
  • The meeting, which would have marked the first face-to-face encounter between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader, was set for June 12.
  • “You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used,” Trump writes.

 

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Goodbye, Netflix

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 24, 2018

I just dumped Dish. We are on-line only and have started watching Britbox. If you like British mysteries and drama you can’t beat BBC. Just stay away from their government “news”.

I don’t see Netflix in my future. It is too popular with the sheeple.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/05/goodbye_netflix.html

William Sullivan

After about thirteen years of being a loyal customer of Netflix, the time has come for me to say goodbye…

It wasn’t long after we began watching Bill Nye the Science Guy that the Netflix exclusive Bill Nye Saves the World launched.

As The Independent puts it, Nye’s new “science show aimed at adults” famously “jumps the shark” in its inaugural efforts by having Rachel Bloom join the show for Episode 9, titled “The Sexual Spectrum.”  She performs a song called “My Sex Junk,” in which she utters such thought-provoking scientific lyrics as: Read the rest of this entry »

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Navy’s F-35 doesn’t have range for real stealth strikes, House report says | Ars Technica

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 24, 2018

This article is mild compared to others we have seen. The F-35 is one of the biggest boondoggles in US military history.

The F-35C suffers somewhat from the length of its development cycle. Competition for the Joint Strike Fighter program began in 1993—25 years ago

25 years and still stumbling. The military will keep on trying until it kills us.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/05/navys-f-35-doesnt-have-range-for-real-stealth-strikes-house-report-says/

The F-35C suffers somewhat from the length of its development cycle. Competition for the Joint Strike Fighter program began in 1993—25 years ago—when the military threats facing the United States were significantly different. In 1993, there was no concern about Chinese “carrier killer” anti-ship ballistic missiles, for example; but in 2010, China introduced the Dongfeng (or Dong-Feng) 21D, an anti-ship ballistic missile with a range of 900 miles and a circular error probability of 20 meters. That’s accurate enough, with satellite tracking and terminal guidance, to hit an aircraft carrier far offshore. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nolte: James Clapper Admits to ‘Spying’ from Inside the Trump Campaign

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 23, 2018

Teflon Jim. Breaks the law left and right ends up smelling like a…well smelling.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/05/23/james-clapper-admits-to-spying-from-inside-the-trump-campaign/

by John Nolte

Although Clapper said he does not like the word “spying” (considering how the disclosure of this spying has blown up in the Obama administration’s face, who can blame him?), he still used the word twice — because there is no other word.

Sounding rattled and defensive, even though he was among friends, Clapper, a left-wing partisan who served as DNI during the Obama administration, attempted to spin the “spying” into something that was for Trump’s own good and the good of the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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Left-Wing Billionaire Michael Bloomberg: Raising Taxes on Poor People Is a “good thing.”

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 23, 2018

Taxes are a cost of business. All taxes filter down to the lowly consumer, rich or poor.  All taxes affect poor people.

Having a billionaire’s covey of tax lawyers and accountants helps keep the load on you and me.

https://www.atr.org/left-wing-billionaire-michael-bloomberg-raising-taxes-poor-people-good-thing

Americans for Tax Reform

Nanny-state-imposing left-wing billionaire Michael Bloomberg is now on video admitting how much he likes to raise taxes on poor people, calling such tax hikes a “good thing.” For years, Bloomberg has personally funded and promoted all sorts of regressive taxes and regulations in an attempt to push people around. He uses the coercive power of the government to force people to live their lives as hesees fit.

So here is Bloomberg on stage with another global mandarin, Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund. He refers to low income individuals as “those people” and then takes a shot at coal miners and the U.S. military. He clearly reveals his arrogant, bullying worldview. The entire thing is bad, but we’ve bolded a few of the most obnoxious sentences [click here for video]: Read the rest of this entry »

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Urges Congress To Oppose Authorization for War Against Iran – Antiwar.com Blog

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 23, 2018

More war culture

https://www.antiwar.com/blog/2018/05/22/rep-tulsi-gabbard-urges-congress-to-oppose-authorization-for-war-against-iran/

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) spoke on the floor today urging support for her amendment in the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that upholds Congress’s constitutional power to declare war. The congresswoman’s amendment strikes the language of Section 1225 of the FY2019 NDAA that authorizes the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State to develop and implement a strategy to counter the “destabilizing activities of Iran” and only afterwards inform Congress. The amendment will be on the House floor for a vote tomorrow, May 23. Read the rest of this entry »

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With Medal of Honor, SEAL Team 6 Rewards a Culture of War Crimes

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 23, 2018

Another of Slabinski’s former teammates said 25 years of experience as a SEAL convinced him that the award system for valorous action has little integrity. “One of my commanders told me point-blank: The bigger the fuck-up, the bigger the award.”

War culture

https://theintercept.com/2018/05/22/medal-of-honor-navy-seal-team-6-britt-slabinski/

…The awards have exposed a rift in the special operations community, a long-running argument pitting the Air Force against the Navy SEALs. More significantly, the decision to award a Medal of Honor to Slabinski represents the enduring failure of the SEALs, the Pentagon, Congress, and the White House to reckon with the dark history of SEAL Team 6 in the post-9/11 wars. All these authorities have refused to conduct any meaningful or robust oversight of a group of elite commandos who have committed war crimes abroad and gone to great lengths to cover them up. Read the rest of this entry »

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THE CRIMES OF SEAL TEAM 6

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 23, 2018

https://theintercept.com/2017/01/10/the-crimes-of-seal-team-6/

Officially known as the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, SEAL Team 6 is today the most celebrated of the U.S. military’s special mission units. But hidden behind the heroic narratives is a darker, more troubling story of “revenge ops,” unjustified killings, mutilations, and other atrocities — a pattern of criminal violence that emerged soon after the Afghan war began and was tolerated and covered up by the command’s leadership. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bill Nye: Taxing Cow Farts a ‘Fantastic Thing for the World’

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 22, 2018

This shouldn’t be a surprise, population control is the plan.

People are the problem.

Last year, for example, the Bill Nye Saves the World star charmingly hinted that the best thing older people can do to save the planet is die:

Climate change deniers, by way of example, are older. It’s generational. So we’re just going to have to wait for those people to “age out,” as they say. “Age out” is a euphemism for “die.” But it’ll happen, I guarantee you — that’ll happen.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2018/05/21/bill-nye-taxing-cow-farts-a-fantastic-thing-for-the-world/

James Delingpole

Netflix host “Science Guy” Bill Nye has a new solution for the world’s environmental problems: taxing cow farts.

“Well, this is what we can do and it’s a win-win: to have a fee on carbon. So if you are raising livestock and producing a lot of carbon dioxide with your farm equipment and the exhaust from the animals, then you would pay a fee on that and it would be reflected in the price of meat, reflected in the price of fish, reflected in the price of peanuts,” Bill Nye saidin a recent interview with the Daily Beast. Read the rest of this entry »

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ACLU: Amazon shouldn’t sell face-recognition tech to police

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 22, 2018

Amazon sells everything, including your privacy.

https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/aclu-amazon-sell-face-recognition-tech-police-55351083

By GENE JOHNSON

The American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy activists are asking Amazon to stop marketing a powerful facial recognition tool to police, saying law enforcement agencies could use the technology to “easily build a system to automate the identification and tracking of anyone.”

The tool, called Rekognition, is already being used by at least one agency — the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon — to check photographs of unidentified suspects against a database of mug shots from the county jail, which is a common use of such technology around the country.

But privacy advocates have been concerned about expanding the use of facial recognition to body cameras worn by officers or safety and traffic cameras that monitor public areas, allowing police to identify and track people in real time….

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