Saturday, December 04, 2021

Look, it's the people who don't want Iraq to become a catastrophe -- don't want it to become one

 Criminally insane or just a compulsive liar?  That's the question that Adele Carter's writing raisies.  At INTERNATIONAL POLICY DIGEST, she writes:


Afghanistan was not ready for the withdrawal of U.S. troops. Now, minority groups there face extreme dangers, terrorism thrives, and many Afghans are experiencing displacement and desperate poverty. It is not ready for the withdrawal of U.S. troops. If a withdrawal occurs, the world will potentially witness another catastrophe.

Iraq will face ongoing pressure and threats from Iran and extremist groups once the U.S. withdraws its remaining 2,500 U.S. military personnel at the end of 2021. Instead of a withdrawal, the U.S. should increase the number of U.S. service personnel stationed in Iraq to 3,500 through the end of 2022. An increase in service members would lessen the possibility of security threats, aid in the reconstruction of Iraq’s military, and increase the safety of Iraqi citizens.

The world "will potentially witness another catastrophe"?

Another?  Iraq's a catastrophe right now.  You have to be a liar or insane to deny that?

But we do, don't we?

Day after day -- not just Adele Carter -- we pretend Iraq's wonderful and that we, in the US (or UK or Ausralia or . . .) didn't destroy Iraq..  

Another catastrophe?  I love these people who are worried about ''another catastrophe" when they can't even make time to follow the current one, the current one we created.

Iraq's not on the nightly news in the US.  Rachel Maddow spent hours repeating known lies (Russia-gate) but ignores Iraq.  In fairness to Iraq, considering that she supported the war on Iraq in the fall of 2002 and on through -- up until she shows up on AIR AMERICA RADIO in 2004 -- maybe we're better off with her keeping her mouth shut?

People whine about the US debt but they don't detail the billions wasted on war with Iraq.  

There are so many ways and reasons that Iraq could be covered daily on cable 'news' and broadcast news and in our newspapers and at news websites 

Or, hey, how about all the Meryl Streeps, and other fake asses, in their award moments of 'concern,' stop glorifying outlets that pimped the war on Iraq or pretending they care about any real issue and use their time to pretend that they care about the underage girl who's been forced into marriage in Iraq with a man over twice her age.  How there's a court battle going on about that?  Or how about they note the murder of journalists and activists in Iraq?  And how no one ever gets punished for it?

There's so much in they could raise awareness in those rare moments when they pretend to care.  

What did Meryl tell Ronan?  About why everyone should leave Harvey Weinstein alone?  Oh, that's right.  She said Harvey gives money to our causes.  She said 'helps' but she meant gives money and what she meant as our causes was electing Democrats.  She's just uneducated trash posing as caring.  

It's really time her revaluation.  Also time for feminists to take a hard look at (a) how she ran from feminism while pretending to give a damn and (b) how she was destructive to other actresses.  Most of all, how she pretends to care about people but they're all just potential voters and, if they don't vote the way she wants, she doesn't even pretend to care about them anymore.

Iraq suffers to this day.  Suffers every day.  A lunatic thinks keeping US forces on the ground -- the thing that has made Iraq worse, the very thing -- will make Iraq better.  But, then again, she also denies the catastrophe that Iraq currently is.

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“It’s A CONSPIRACY!!” THIS Is How The Elite Stay In Power


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Howard University, Crypto Mythology, and Free Mutulu Shakur and all Political Prisoners!


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The 2021 Holberg Debate on Identity Politics: J. Butler, C. West, G.Greenwald and S. Critchley.


The 2021 Holberg Debate: "Identity Politics and Culture Wars" Starts at 3:00. Does identity politics as it is currently manifesting itself offer a suitable avenue towards social justice, or has it become a recipe for cultural antagonism, political polarization, and new forms of injustice? Panel: Judith Butler, Cornel West, Glenn Greenwald. Moderator: Simon Critchley Judith Butler Judith Butler is an American philosopher and gender theorist whose work has influenced political philosophy, ethics, queer theory, rhetoric and literary theory. She is the Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as the Hannah Arendt Chair at the European Graduate School. Butler has written more than 20 books, and her best known works are Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990), Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of Sex (1993), and Excitable Speech: A Politics of the Performative (1997), in which she challenges conventional notions of gender and develops her theory of gender performativity. Butler argues that being born male or female does not determine behaviour. Instead, people learn to behave in particular ways to fit into society. What society regards as a person's gender can be seen as a performance made to please social expectations, rather than a true expression of the person's gender identity. Cornel West Cornel West is an American philosopher, political activist, social critic, actor, and public intellectual. West is presently Dietrich Bonhoeffer Professor of Philosophy & Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. He has previously held professorships at Harvard University and Yale University. West focuses on the role of race, gender, and class in American society and the means by which people act and react to their "radical conditionedness". A socialist, West draws intellectual contributions from multiple traditions, including Christianity, the Black church, Marxism, neopragmatism, and transcendentalism. He has written 20 books, and among his most influential works are Race Matters (1994), Democracy Matters (2004), and his memoir Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud (2010). West has a passion to communicate to a vast variety of publics in order to keep alive the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. – “a legacy of telling the truth and bearing witness to love and justice”. Glenn Greenwald Glenn Greenwald is an American investigative journalist and author. A former constitutional lawyer, he founded and wrote for the online global media outlet The Intercept with Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill in 2014 until his departure in 2020, when he moved his writing to the online platform Substack. He is the author of several best sellers, among them, How Would a Patriot Act? (2006); With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful (2011) and No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the US Surveillance State (2014). Living and reporting in Brazil, he was central to investigations that ultimately helped free Luis da Silva from prison after a parliamentary coup against the former President. Greenwald has received numerous awards for his investigative journalism. In 2009 he was awarded the Izzy Award by the Park Center for Independent Media for his “path breaking journalistic courage and persistence in confronting conventional wisdom, official deception, and controversial issues.” In 2010 he received an Online Journalism Award for his investigative work on the arrest and detention of Chelsea Manning. In 2013 he led The Guardian’s reporting team that covered Edward Snowden and the NSA, which earned the newspaper the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service. Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the top 100 Global Thinkers for 2013. Moderator: Simon Critchley Simon Critchley is a British philosopher and the Hans Jonas Professor at the New School for Social Research. His books include Very Little…Almost Nothing (1997), Infinitely Demanding (2007), The Book of Dead Philosophers (2009) and The Faith of the Faithless (2012). Recent works include a novella, Memory Theatre, a book-length essay, Notes on Suicide and studies of David Bowie and Football and Apply-Degger (Onassis, 2020). His most recent books are Tragedy, The Greeks and Us (Pantheon, 2019) and Bald (Yale, 2021). He was series moderator of ‘The Stone’, a philosophy column in The New York Times and co-editor of The Stone Reader (2016). He is also 50% of an obscure musical combo called Critchley & Simmons. For more information: See the Holberg Prize website,

The New Global Order

 On the show, Chris Hedges discusses the decline of the American empire and the new global order with Professor Alfred McCoy, who holds the Harrington Chair in History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Professor Alfred McCoy, the chair of the history department at The University of Wisconsin-Madison, looks at past empires and how they disintegrated in his book ‘To Govern the Globe.’ The familiar patterns of decline allow him to speculate about what lies ahead as the global dominance of the United States crumbles under the weight of disastrous military adventurism, the collapse of public institutions, a rapacious and greedy oligarchic elite and inept political and military leadership. The new world order, McCoy argues, will see China ascendant. “While Washington was spilling its blood and treasure into desert sands,” writes McCoy, “Beijing had been investing much of its accumulated trade surplus in the integration of the ‘world island’ of Africa, Asia, and Europe into an economic powerhouse.” The key to Chinese dominance, he argues, is its far-sighted strategic focus on control of the world’s energy and raw materials, increasingly in short supply, and its investment in a technologically advanced infrastructure. “Each transition to a new world order has occurred when a massively destructive cataclysm has coincided with major social change,” he notes, arguing that the climate crisis will be the trigger for a new configuration of world dominance. Professor Alfred McCoy’s new book is ‘To Govern the Globe: World Orders and Catastrophic Change.’ #QuestionMore #RTAmerica #ChrisHedges #OnContact #NewWorldOrder #NewGlobalOrder Get exclusive content and watch full episodes now by downloading the Portable.TV app: Telegram: Check out our other shows! NO show does it like this. It’s TIME for The News on RT America: It’s her take on all things political and she presents ALL the angles: News.Views.Hughes with Scottie Nell Hughes, NVH: What’s your NEWS IQ? Give us 30 minutes, and we’ll take you across the globe! In Question with Manila Chan, IQ: Steve Malzberg sinks his teeth into the slander, hypocrisy, bias and lies of MSM. MMM…Delicious! Eat The Press: Candid conversations with the most outspoken guy in Hollywood! Dennis Miller + One! Dennis Miller Plus One: Let our TV time-machine bring you the week’s highlights and a closer look at the BIGGEST stories, Just Press Play: Author and social critic Chris Hedges conducts fascinating in-depth interviews with the fiercest critics of the establishment. Watch all episodes at Yep, it’s Gov. Jesse Ventura and you’re living in his WORLD! Come along for the ride. The World According To Jesse: They’re watching you. Are you watching them? Are you WATCHING THE HAWKS? Watching The Hawks: Follow the twists and turns of the global economy with Boom Bust, the one business show you can’t afford to miss. Boom Bust: Do you keep missing the forest for the trees? Let Holland Cooke show you the Big Picture, The Big Picture:

Daily Poster: NY Gov Takes Real Estate Dollars, FLIPS On Remote Work


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Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Receives $200K Matching Donation from Craig Newmark Philanthropies

From IAVA:

Support from organization of craigslist founder to match gifts to veterans nonprofit one-to-one through December 2021

December 1, 2021

NEW YORK, NY (December 1, 2021) – Today, nonprofit Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) announced a $200,000 matching donation from Craig Newmark Philanthropies. The philanthropic investment will multiply the impact of every additional gift that the organization receives during the month of December.

Three years following its transformational $5 million gift to IAVA, the organization of craigslist founder Craig Newmark has once again stepped up and renewed its support of the nonprofit’s mission to connect, unite, and empower post-9/11 veterans. A previous member of the IAVA Board of Directors and longtime supporter of veterans and military families, Newmark is encouraging his fellow Americans to support those who have served by donating to IAVA. This call-to-action follows a similar challenge Newmark made last year and once again the philanthropist is further putting his money where his mouth is by encouraging other civilians to act on their duty to stand with America’s veterans. 

“Our nation’s veterans are incredibly lucky to have a hero like Craig,” said Jeremy Butler, CEO of IAVA. “For many years, and now, once again, he has stepped forward as a leader in hopes of inspiring others to join him and support the post-9/11 veteran community.” 

Butler continued: “We are truly grateful for Craig’s steadfast and unwavering commitment to veterans and their families, and we hope everyone in America will follow him in joining our mission.”

The growing population of post-9/11 veterans is younger, more diverse, and more prone to service-connected disabilities than their predecessors. Recognizing the unique needs of the country’s youngest veterans, IAVA provides them with personalized, one-on-one support. This is in addition to advocating on their behalf at the local and national level, including helping to bring the Post-9/11 GI Bill to reality. To date, the nonprofit has served millions of veterans nationwide.

“IAVA is vital to the future of our veterans – and the future of all Americans. This organization is invaluable and continues to provide positive change for veterans and their families. That is why I am proud to continue to support this incredible organization,” said Newmark. “I’ve been honored to serve on IAVA’s board and as an advisor to the board for eleven years as they continue to fight for the veteran community and win critical battles in Washington and across the country. My hope is that this gift will inspire others to join me in supporting their important work and America’s newest generation of veterans.”

The gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies will match donations made to IAVA throughout December 2021 one-to-one, up to $200,000, including those made prior to this announcement. Donors need not take any additional steps to unlock the match offer. Those who would like to support IAVA can visit 

Craig Newmark is a Web pioneer, philanthropist, and leading advocate. Most commonly known for founding the online classified ads service craigslist, Newmark works to support and connect people and drive broad civic engagement. In 2016, he founded Craig Newmark Philanthropies to advance people and grassroots organizations that are “getting stuff done” in areas that include trustworthy journalism & the information ecosystem, food insecurity, voter protection, women in technology, and support for veterans and military families. At its core, all of Newmark’s philanthropic work helps to strengthen American democracy by supporting the values that the country aspires to – fairness, opportunity, and respect. For more information, please visit: Craig can be found sharing his personal perspective on the issues of the day at @craignewmark.

IAVA is the voice for the post-9/11 veteran generation. With over 425,000 veterans and allies nationwide, IAVA is the leader in non-partisan veteran advocacy and public awareness. We drive historic impacts for veterans and IAVA’s programs are second to none. Any veteran or family member in need can reach out to IAVA’s Quick Reaction Force at or 855-91RAPID (855-917-2743) to be connected promptly with a veteran care manager who will assist. IAVA’s The Vote Hub is a free tool to register to vote and find polling information. IAVA’s membership is always growing. Join the movement at


Rent Inflation Hits THIRTY YEAR HIGH | Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar

 Krystal and Saagar cover the latest price hikes happening in the rental market as the impact of inflation on the economy grows

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