The Empire Retreats
Jul 22, 2019 - Controversial Tales
My Youtube channel is doing well. I recently tested waters by discussing unpleasant US history with titles like: "The Japanese Victory at Iwo Jima" and "The Genocide Called World War I". The comments have been all positive, but objections from the Deep State are what censors obey.
Jul 21, 2019 - Aircraft Tracker
There are amazing websites, like flightradar24. This provides the location of every commercial airborne aircraft worldwide, for free! Note that you can zoom in or out, and drag the map to see any location in the world. Look at the air traffic around Iran to see the massive economic disruption that a war with Iran would cause.
Jul 20, 2019 - Open Borders
The corporate propaganda for open borders is relentless. The current effort is reporting on the "horrendous" conditions at immigration holding and detention facilities. These constant stories suggest that illegals aliens should never be detained or deported. However, these facilities are much better than US citizens encounter in state and county jails. When was the last time our media did a story about these facilities?
Our corporate media doesn't give a damn about the conditions US citizens endure while confined. It rarely reports on the millions of homeless US citizens who would love the option of staying in Homeland Security detention facilities for a few days or weeks. Meanwhile, President Trump is criticized and applauded for talking about border enforcement, even though his administration is deporting far fewer foreigners than President Obama!
Jul 14, 2019 - The Democratic Party
President Trump should be easy to beat in the election because he is all talk and no walk. For example, President Obama deported more illegal aliens each year than Trump. But the corporate sponsored Democratic candidates are clowns. They refuse to denounce the wars and ever growing military spending while suggesting that open borders and unregulated trade is good for workers. Several are open racists who denounce white American males for everything. Others advocate government benefits based on skin color. Many are political idiots, like one who advocated racial school busing.
Joe Biden might beat Trump, but is under attack by party crazies because he is a white male who refuses to endorse open borders. Tulsi Gabbard could beat Trump, but corporate America and the Pentagon will not allow that. Bernie Sanders has a chance, but his focus on affordable health care enrages many corporate donors. It seems the Democratic party will nominate a candidate even worse than Trump!
Jul 13, 2019 - Youtubing
I'm still adding short documentaries at Tales of the American Empire.
Jul 1, 2019 - IMF and World Bank
I've never recommended an audio recording before, but it you are interested in how the USA really controls the world, listen to this one hour audio by the brilliant economist Dr. Michael Hudson.
Jun 24, 2019 - Cheating American Workers
Our corporate media bores everyone with stupid political crap. Notice they only cover the campaigns of corporate approved candidates who speak in gibberish. As a result, I was shocked that "USA Today" reprinted a great opinion piece from "The Tennessean" that explains the civil war in the Democratic party.
I predict the winner with be lackey Biden with a minority side-kick, especially since he raised the most money from corporate America and already promised not to raise taxes on the rich. Candidates who advocate popular actions like less war and "health care for all" will be smeared and cheated. So half of traditional Democrats will not vote or choose Trump, again.
Bernie Sanders still has strong support, but most Democrats realize he's fake. His role is to keep Democrats from moving to the Green Party, to generate excitement for the Democratic party, to do nothing when cheated at the polls, then throw his support to the corporate candidate for the party, just like last time.
Jun 23, 2019 - More Youtubing
I enjoy this and all is well, but let's see what happens as I move to more current events and step on the toes of the living. I did a video on lost battles of the Vietnam war, and will post something about the USS Pueblo today. I'm not using video clips as "fair use" because as I mentioned before, that's an open door for the censors to slap down "copyright violations" and delete my channel.
June 22, 2019 - Iran
People familiar with US military history know what just happened off Iran. American aircraft and drones have violated Iranian airspace every week for years, either by accident or because American officers like to screw with them, especially when lots of high-level American officials want war with Iran. Complaints were filed and ignored, so the Iranians shot one down. Note there is no international airspace in the Strait of Hormuz. Half belongs to Iran and the other to UAE and Oman. It is an international waterway, so all ships have the right to transit, but aircraft require permission from one of these nations.
The American people are clueless about this stuff since most only know what our warmongering media tells them, as Jimmy Dore explains in this video. I was shocked and pleased that President Trump saw through this ruse and bravely did nothing. If we bomb Iran they will hit back, maybe openly with a missile barrage, or covertly using Shia militias in Iraq, Bahrain, and Afghanistan. The USA has tens of thousands of soldiers and contractors all over the Arab world. I'm sure local Shia teams have spent years scouting targets and preparing to attack after a green light from Tehran. Trump wisely cancelled this chaos, at least until after his reelection.
Jun 12, 2019 - Youtubing
I'm sure readers have noticed that youtubing eats up my time so there is less content in this blog. Now that I mastered video editing software basics, youtubing is fun. One problem with blogging is that most people have trouble understanding my comments since their mind is cluttered with historical lies. I almost named my YouTube channel "Correcting History" but then realized I'd be labeled a historical revisionist. My latest: The American Invasion of Siberia in 1918.
Jun 4, 2019 - Impeach Them All!
Like most Americans, I'm tired of the impeach Trump BS. If you ask why impeach Trump, people can't really say, they just don't like him. I can provide a list of reasons to impeach any of our past Presidents. Remember President Obama's kill list, when he okayed the assassination of US citizens abroad without a trial? Remember when he sent US troops into Syria with no Congressional okay? If the Democrats don't like Trump, choose a populist Democrat to run against him who will win easily. But the corrupt machine will choose a corporate approved warmonger who advocates open borders and transgender rights and calls anyone who opposes his ideas a racist Russian lover.
The strangest Democratic candidate is Beto O'Rourke. He lost a senate race to Ted Cruz in Texas so thought that proved him Presidential material. He attracted some interest with his open borders advocacy, but foolishly thought to distinguish himself from other candidates by criticizing Israel. This is why his news coverage has fallen to near zero, except when he advocates open borders ideas (aka immigration reform) that corporate media tycoons love. The only good Democratic candidate is Tulsi Gabbard, which is why she gets zero news coverage. Bernie Sanders gets some coverage since he is the most popular and undermines the Green Party, but he already promised to support any Democratic candidate after they cheat him out of the nomination, just like last time.
Jun 3, 2019 - Youtubing
My latest mini-doc destroys a big myth in official American history. The United States did not liberate the Philippines from Spanish rule; it invaded to establish a colony!
May 27, 2019 - Youtubing
My latest tale of the American empire: The Madness of Operation Torch in 1942
May 26, 2019 - Sociopaths in the Military
President Trump's desire to pardon American war criminals confuses everyone. How did these patriots become killers? Was it the stress of war? In most cases they suffer from a mental illness they had before they joined the military, which is why they joined the military.
The problem with sociopaths is never discussed within the US military because it is not understood. Sociopaths have a mental condition in which death and destruction excites them rather than causing depression. It is a common mental illness and most all sociopaths live normal lives keeping their violent impulses under control; others become serial killers. Many seek occupations that allow a socially acceptable chance to vent their rage. This is why police departments keep an eye on rookie cops who seem enthusiastic about "kicking some butt." Many rookie cops are fired for bad temperament, often after shooting someone for no reason. Police departments do not try to retrain them knowing that sociopathic behavior is difficult to control.
Sociopaths are attracted to military service as well, wanting to serve in infantry units where they can see violent action. While most infantrymen are motivated by the excitement of combat and the accomplishment of the mission, sociopaths are motivated by the chance to cause death and destruction. They can be identified by the wild-eyed excitement they show when talking of how they plan to kill the enemy. Another sign is a love of knives and violent movies. This behavior is usually dismissed as dark humor or enthusiasm, but it may be sign of trouble. Sociopathic behavior is depicted in the movie "The Dirty Dozen."
While sociopaths are often excellent soldiers, they are dangerous if they lose control. Officers and NCOs must be aware of this mental illness and take note of soldiers who demonstrate sociopathic tendencies. Before a unit enters combat, suspected sociopaths need counseling to let them know they demonstrate sociopathic tendencies and that they must keep those urges in check. They should be warned that if they show any sign of losing control by harming prisoners or civilians, they will be transferred to a rear area unit. They are likely to be shocked by such a warning, and thus keep their demons in check.
However, many sociopaths are unable to retain control and commit vicious war crimes. Officers will not be confused about what triggered this odd behavior if they understand this mental illness. This does not excuse such behavior, it merely explains it. Hopefully, such incidents can be prevented by identifying sociopathic behavior beforehand and taking steps to deal with this mental illness. Given that some 2% of the general population shows sociopathic tendencies, and a volunteer military attracts a much higher percentage, keeping sociopaths in check is a major leadership challenge.
May 25, 2019 - No Comment Needed
The production award comes as the program grapples with a critical design flaw.
May 17, 2019 - Youtubing
My latest tale of the American empire: American Mass Bombings of Chinese Cities in World War II.
May 16, 2019 - There is no Russian Consulate in Miami
I don’t follow this closely, but I found this article in “The Hill” of interest, which includes:
“The concerns were flagged in a typed memo and in handwritten notes taken by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec on Oct. 11, 2016.
Her observations were recorded exactly 10 days before the FBI used Steele and his infamous dossier to justify securing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page and the campaign’s contacts with Russia in search of a now debunked collusion theory.
… She quoted Steele as saying, “Payments to those recruited are made out of the Russian Consulate in Miami,” according to a copy of her summary memo obtained under open records litigation by the conservative group Citizens United. Kavalec bluntly debunked that assertion in a bracketed comment: “It is important to note that there is no Russian consulate in Miami.”
May 12, 2019 - Applause for G2mil
I don't write many articles about weaponry anymore, but a year ago I tired of the BS sales hype used for laser weapons and railguns so I wrote articles about them. Maybe my articles were read by the right people, like the top Admiral in the US Navy who recently stated:
“I would say that railgun is kind of the case study that would say 'This is how innovation maybe shouldn't happen,'” the chief of naval operations, Adm. John Richardson, told the Atlantic Council. “It's been around, I think, for about 15 years, maybe 20. So ‘rapid’ doesn't come to mind when you’re talking about timeframes like that.”
The influential Navy Matters blog recently posted the truth about bogus laser weapons and will soon post about railguns.
People forget that the new ultra-expensive Zumwalt class destroyer with great electrical generating capacity was built for lasers or railguns. These were not near ready so they switched to a new, idiotic 155mm gun to launch missiles. That failed so they cancelled the gun and the Zumwalt program after three were built and the Navy doesn't still doesn't know what to do with them. The total program cost was $22.5 billion, with an average cost of $7.5 billion per ship. None have deployed as they have no weaponry, and the cost of maintaining and crewing a unique class of just three ships will be huge.
I say scrap them and move on.
May 11, 2019 - Drone Warfare
The biggest advance in modern warfare the past few years is the availability of cheap sophisticated drones/UAVs. Each costs less than an artillery round. Imagine an artillery unit without a gun and huge ammo stocks, but a thousand small, weaponized UAVs and two dozen operators. They operate on different frequencies to prevent confusion and to thwart jamming, and each may control a "flight" of four UAVs that move in formation. They all attack so if one or two or three are shot down or jammed, one still hits. The US military mostly ignores this, while Turkey has taken the lead. Watch this video and this one.
Shooting them down is not easy because million dollar anti-aircraft missiles are few in number. Regular machine guns have not worked in tests. Big anti-aircraft guns may work, but are few in number and all that big ammo is expensive. Truck mounted lasers may work, but the weather must be clear and the UAV must not maneuver for several seconds so the laser can burn it long enough to cause damage.
And what if they attack at night? Their heat signature nonexistent, and radar image too small to track at a distance. Finally, an enemy may attack on the ground at the same time, and fire mortars and artillery in support. Soldiers fighting a battle haven't time to deal with pesky UAVs diving down from above. Helicopters best stay clear lest they get hit with several kamikaze UAVs. Imagine over a hundred incoming UAVs. What can stop them?
May 10, 2019 - CNN Lies Again
For those confused by American media, the President of Venezuela is not a dictator, he was elected by a large majority. International observers reported election problems, but overall said the vote total was accurate. The opposition party knew from polls they would lose the election, so they boycotted it claiming it would be unfair.
You would not know this watching CIA run corporate news. Here is one great example, of an outright lie in a CNN report. The article had bylines from six different CNN reporters: Jeanne Bonner, Jackie Castillo, Ryan Browne, Claudia Dominguez, Sandra Sanchez and Natalie Gallon. Did six reporters really contribute to that short news article? How could all six not object to this outlandish lie?
May 9, 2019 - Youtubing
I've been adding to my YouTube channel. The latest: Teaching Japan Imperialism 1854-1896
May 5, 2019 - Will 5G Kill Us?
There is lots of news about how 5G is key to our future, but health problems are never mentioned except in youtube videos. Two decades ago, fiber optic was the future. It would allow tremendous bandwidth once fiber optic lines were available to each home. But this costs lots of money to install and doesn't allow mobile connections.
As wireless technology rapidly improved it provided a cheaper and mobile alternative. However, cell phone towers emit RF radiation known to cause cancer. This is why cell towers are high above the ground with a fenced safety zone. This is still unsafe for people living living or working near towers, but the problem is ignored since the effects don't show up until decades later. Cancer rates are much higher than a century ago, and radiation is one cause.
5G technology will allow greater wireless bandwidth, but requires far more transmission/reception stations closer to users since higher frequency RF signals have less range. There is evidence this is unhealthy to everyone, like this article, this article, and this article. To overcome these concerns, the US Congress passed a law preventing state and local governments from restricting the locations of small 5G towers, while our corporate media promotes the wonders of 5G. Governments love 5G too since it enhances real-time tracking of all citizens.
Apr 30, 2019 - Maybe This Should be an Investment Blog
This blog has covered the Tesla saga about an extremely overvalued stock promoted with obvious lies. If you recall, Elon Musk promised that Tesla would be profitable by the end of 2018. Several key Tesla executives resigned, including the chief financial officer. This was a sign that numbers were being pencil whipped as Tesla reported a profit by shifting expenses forward. Now those delayed numbers showed up in the first quarter 2019 results, and the news is bad, with one Tesla bull writing an article: Tesla's earnings were a Debacle.
Apr 26, 2019 - Tales of the American Empire
I've been producing short historical documentaries and placing them at Tales of the American Empire on Youtube. I use basic video editing software, which is free. The only thing I purchased was a microphone. Those in included in laptops and desktops work, but sound like you are talking in a tiny room. Decent microphones start at $20. I chose the widely recommend Blue Snowball for $50.
Apr 24, 2019 - CIA Jihadists
This blog has repeatedly highlighted lies about Syria. There was never a "civil war", the USA-Saudi-Israeli axis of evil sent thousands of radical Jihadist to Syria and provided them with arms to overthrow the Syrian government. These invaders were defeated and are quietly returning home. This fact remains suppressed in the USA, so I was surprised to read this recent story in Reuters that openly admits US government involvement in helping ISIS terrorists:
PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo brought back 110 of its citizens from Syria on Saturday including jihadists who had gone to fight in the country's civil war and 74 children, the government said.
After the collapse of Islamic State's self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq, countries around the world are wrestling with how to handle militants and their families seeking to return.
The population of Kosovo, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008, is nominally 90 percent Muslim, but largely secular in outlook.
More than 300 Kosovo citizens have traveled to Syria since 2012 and 70 men who fought alongside militant groups were killed.
"Today in the early hours of the morning an important and sensitive operation was organized in which the government of Kosovo with the help of the United States of America has returned 110 of its citizens from Syria,” Kosovan Justice Minister Abelard Tahiri said at a press conference.
Tahiri did not specify what role the United States had played but a plane with a U.S. flag on its tail was seen in the cargo area of Pristina airport as the operation was ongoing.
When asked about the return of fighters to Kosovo and the separate return of a fighter to Bosnia, U.S. military spokesman Sean Robertson said, "U.S. assets were used in support of this repatriation operation."
Apr 22, 2019 - William Frederick Harris
I've read lots of US Marine Corps history but never heard of this daring guy. I was researching and came across his name and consider him the toughest Marine in history! Read part of his bio from Wiki:
"Harris graduated from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland in the class of 1939. He was in A Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines and was captured by Japanese forces during the Battle of Corregidor in May 1942.
He escaped with Edgar Whitcomb, future governor of Indiana, and on 22 May 1942 swam 8 1/2 hours across Manila Bay to Bataan, where he joined Filipino guerrillas fighting Japan just after the Battle of Bataan In the summer of 1942, Harris and two others left Whitcomb and attempted to sail to China in a motorboat, but the engine failed and the boat drifted for 29 days with little food or water. The monsoon blew them back to an island in the southern part of the Philippines where they split up and he joined another resistance group. Harris headed towards Australia hoping to rejoin American forces he heard were fighting in Guadalcanal, but he was recaptured in June or September 1943 by Japan on Morotai island, Indonesia, around 1,000 miles (1,600 km) from Bataan.
Harris was taken to Ōfuna POW camp, arriving 13 February 1944 and became acquainted with Louis Zamperini. Harris experienced malnutrition and brutal treatment at the hands of his jailers, notably by Sueharu Kitamura (later convicted of war crimes). Due to malnutrition, by mid-1944 the over 6 feet (180 cm) tall Harris weighed only 120 pounds (54 kg) and had beriberi. In September and November 1944, Harris was beaten severely, to the point of unconsciousness, by Kitamura. According to fellow captive, Pappy Boyington, Harris was knocked down 20 times with a baseball bat for reading a newspaper stolen from the trash. Harris was near death when he arrived at a POW camp near Ōmori in early 1945. Zamperini provided Harris with additional rations and he recovered. William Harris was chosen to represent prisoners of war during the surrender of Japan, aboard USS Missouri on 2 September 1945.
After World War II, Harris remained in the Marines. He married Jeanne Lejeune Glennon in 1946 and had two daughters.
He was recalled to active duty during the Korean War. He was the commanding officer of Third Battalion, Seventh Marines, First Marine Division (Reinforced) in the Korean War. During the breakout in the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, his unit stayed behind as a rear guard to protect retreating forces. Despite heavy losses, Harris rallied his troops and personally went into harm's way during the battle. Harris was last seen by American forces on 7 December 1950 walking and carrying two rifles on his shoulders. He was listed as missing in action, but after the war when former POWs had neither seen nor heard of him, Harris was declared to be dead."
Note that even though his Dad was a Marine General, he never received an individual award for heroism or even great achievement until after he died, when he got the Navy Cross.
Apr 20, 2019 - New Zealand
A follow-up to my April 12th blog post. I've never been to New Zealand, but always thought it was a quiet, modern, democratic society. But then I just read:
"Six people appeared in a New Zealand court Monday on charges they illegally redistributed the video a gunman livestreamed as he shot worshippers at two mosques last month.
Christchurch District Court Judge Stephen O’Driscoll denied bail to businessman Philip Arps and an 18-year-old suspect who both were taken into custody in March. The four others are not in custody.
The charge of supplying or distributing objectionable material carries a penalty of up to 14 years imprisonment."
This is something one expects from North Korea. Arresting people for simply forwarding or posting "objectionable" material about a major news event? I doubt the people of New Zealand approve. Perhaps they could cut offenders internet for a year and fine them $500, but some crazies in their government are terrorizing citizens.
Apr 13, 2019 - Julian Assange
People who just watch corporate media think Julian Assange is a bad guy who deserves life in prison, except those who watch the great Tucker Carlson. Watch his recent show where he explains why our corporate media and political class hate Assange. He is charged with encouraging Army Private Chelsea Manning to send him embarrassing information, specifically this video of a US Army Apache helicopter gunning down civilians in broad daylight in Baghdad. But there is no proof of this, and Manning has repeatedly said he never communicated to Assange about hacking. Manning got eight years in prison for this crime; the Apache pilots were never charged. and now they want to hang Assange for exposing a war crime.
I have recommend this great 2016 interview twice, where Assange calmly explains the massive corruption that patriotic FBI agents refer to as the "Clinton Crime Family." This gang is so powerful that it ordered federal agents to spy on the Trump political campaign, and indicted and imprisoned some participants in an attempt to pressure President Trump to step down. It seems Trump still fears this gang, otherwise he would order his attorney general to drop this bogus charge against Assange, then pardon him forever and invite him to speak at White House press conferences.
Apr 12, 2019 - Max Igan Banned
I've recommended several educational videos by Max Igan and warned that he may get banned from YouTube for exposing Deep State activities. This just happened because of his skeptical videos about the New Zealand mass shooting. He was not banned because of profanity, not because of threats, not because of pornography, and not because of violence. Max Igan was banned to suppress the truth, as he explains here.
He notes that the day after the shooting, legislation appeared and was immediately passed with no debate banning guns in New Zealand, and the police are going door to door seizing weapons. You can still see his banned videos on Bitchute, except in New Zealand, which now blocks the entire Bitchute website because they refuse to delete Igan's videos.
I took no interest in this shooting, but did become curious when I read that this "white supremacist'" shooter's parents lived in Israel, which implies he is Jewish, and he stayed there several months last year. He also visited Turkey and Pakistan for unexplained reasons. He is from Australia, but went to New Zealand to shoot people?
I haven't the time to investigate this incident, but Max makes it interesting, and I like his saying: "You know you are near a target when the flak is heavy." Pay attention to his emphasis on counter-intelligence efforts. Big governments employ thousands of agents and contractors to suppress the truth. They covertly smear truth tellers, use their corporate contacts to ban websites and videos, and join the on-line community pretending to support "conspiracy theories." But their goal is to misdirect discussions and post ridiculous lies so they tarnish the reputation of others trying to expose the truth. Then their corporate media contacts present easily dispelled claims by "conspiracy theorists" to convince viewers to ignore legitimate truthers.
Apr 7, 2019 - Sugar is in Everything
Most people don't realize that sugar is a health danger, but just look at the bodies of people walking down the street. Watch this great, short video for the basics. A key point is that food labeled "Low Fat" is usually not better. They removed most of the fat that removed most of the flavor, then substituted sugar. Sugar has no fat, but quickly creates it in your body.
Sugar is very easy for our bodies to digest, which is why people enjoy a quick "sugar high" after eating candy or drinking a Coke. Good food takes hours to digest, so provides a slow release of energy. Sugar is instantly digested, so unless you are exercising soon after to burn up these excess calories, they become body fat. Then your stomach is empty and you are hungry for more calories.
All calories are not the same, so counting calories is not the solution. An average sized adult should consume no more than 50 grams of sugar a day. Many Americans consume that much before lunch.
Apr 2, 2019 - California Overrun
We often hear that the San Francisco Bay area is booming. It is our nation's high-tech center with beautiful weather and highly-paid people. Then why do most residents say life is getting worse each year, according to this poll taken by Silicon Valley's premier newspaper?
The answer is obvious. California welcomes all the world's people to immigrate, even illegally. At the same time, it wants to preserve the environment by limiting construction of new housing, roads, dams, ect. Unfortunately, the state is run by a greedy and corrupt corporate controlled Democratic party and their media outlets who do not allow discussion of the cause: MASS IMMIGRATION, both legal and illegal.
Mar 30, 2019 - Hypersonic Aircraft are a Fraud
Profiteers are collecting billions of dollars for bogus hypersonic aircraft concepts, i.e. aircraft that fly over Mach 5. Billions were spent on this idea in the 1950s and 1960s until it was proven impractical. The SR-71 with a Mach 3 dash speed was the best ever produced.
Sustained flight over Mach 3 was proven impossible due to the fuel consumption and skin heating problems. There are no new magical ideas or materials to overcome these limiting factors. Even if these are solved, limited payload fraction makes hypersonic aircraft a loser, as the Russians recently rediscovered while testing Putin's promised super weapon.
To fly at Mach 5+, an aircraft must be extremely aerodynamic to reduce friction that causes skin heating and greater fuel consumption. But his leaves almost no room for payload. It also requires the aircraft to be much longer, which makes it much heavier. It also needs a much stronger and heavier airframe to withstand extreme forces, and much larger engines to produce the needed thrust. Finally, it needs much more fuel to push this very long and heavy aircraft fast through the air, but the narrow airframe has no room for lots of fuel, or payload. Hypersonic aircraft are a fraud and all aerospace engineers know this.
Mar 17, 2019 - Boeing's Max Problem
There are many news stories about the Boeing 737 Max, but most ignore two key issues. The Boeing 737 Max has different handling characteristics from previous 737 models, because its heavier engines are mounted on a different place on the wings. This new engine placement increased the tendency of the plane to “pitch up”— that is, to point its nose upward in a way that could increase the risk of aerodynamic stall. The MCAS computer software system was added to offset this tendency by automatically pointing the nose down.
This caused problems on several flights when pilots wanted to ascend, two resulting in crashes. Boeing claims the Max is the same basic 737 that pilots have flown for decades. As a result, it avoided months of expensive FAA certification testing required for a new type of aircraft that may have uncovered problems with MCAS. In addition, labeling the Max as a new aircraft type would make it less attractive to airlines who would have to send pilots through weeks of expensive qualification training that would have included an explanation of MCAS and how to disable it. It didn't even inform pilots about the new MCAS system until recently! Prior to the recent crash, it had developed a software fix for MCAS and began updates on aircraft, but didn't ground all Max aircraft until it was installed.
Mar 10, 2019 - Pat Buchanan is Great
Pat Buchannan's recent article addresses the selfish madness in Washington DC. Border jumpers have doubled since last year, so President Trump declared a national emergency to redirect national defense funding from things like new office buildings to constructing barriers to defend the nation from foreign invaders. Then the media and most of Congress express outrage?
But all this is show because Trump is doing nothing serious, like permanently reassigning US Army troops to US military bases along our border to defend it, like they did before 1946. Fort Bliss has lots of infantry who can be rotated to patrol remote areas of our border starting tomorrow! Even worse, he is backstabbing working class supporters by advocating the legal importation of millions more foreign workers to drive down wages and displace Americans, who expect benefits like health care.
Meanwhile, our media is filled with absurd propaganda. Economists are people who don't really work, but according to this expert: "Our survey results show that just 6 percent of economists believe a $15 minimum wage is a very efficient means to reduce poverty." This proves 94% of economists are idiots or sell-outs! Obviously, a big boost in pay directly reduces poverty. These economists agree that a better solution is for our near bankrupt federal government to subsidize low wages with an increase in the Earned Income credit welfare system.
That same article also notes: "In a 2014 report, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reviewed several decades of literature on the minimum wage. It concluded that roughly 500,000 jobs would be lost at even a $10 federal minimum hourly wage." Then why import millions more workers! Why not raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour and deport 500,000 illegal and legal workers!
Mar 3, 2019 - Does G2mil Have Influence?
Two years ago, G2mil published a detailed article very critical of the US Navy's LPD program: Dysfunctional Amphibious Ships. I see powerful people agree who may have read my analysis since two LPDs were cut from the Navy's 2020 budget and the entire program may be cancelled.
Mar 2, 2019 - Reality
I don't always agree with Tucker Carlson, but here are three recent great interviews.
Feb 24, 2019 - Blockchain/Crypto Fraud
Readers of this blog know that crypto currencies are the biggest fraud of this decade. One selling point is revolutionary "blockchain" technology that can't be hacked. This selling point persists despite frequent news reports of blockchain hacks.
Here is a recent summary of blockchain hacks and the system's vulnerabilities. This article notes blockchain use is more dangerous because transactions can't be reversed. Banks are often defrauded but can reverse a fraudulent transaction days later and recover most of the money. Criminals can't withdraw much in cash quickly because banks limit daily cash withdrawals and investigate suspicious activity immediately. Requesting a large cash withdrawal is very suspicious, especially if the money was just deposited via a check or wire transfer.
Feb 23, 2019 - A Bedtime War Story
Federal "fair use" statutes allow short uses of copyrighted materials. For example, watch this hilarious clip from the movie "Major Payne" when a imbalanced Vietnam combat vets tells a bedtime story to a young boy.
I planned to use clips in my future Youtube series, but I have seen Youtubers warn against this. They say "fair use" is loosely defined, and Youtube can immediately block videos with any copyrighted content, and after three violations ban that person from Youtube forever. Corporations have law firms scouring Youtube for copyright violations and Youtube bans anything they object to.
It seems this is wielded arbitrarily as a political and cultural weapon. They allow video clips like the one I linked, but anyone who posts videos that upset people, even if it is the truth, should not use any copyrighted video clips, music, or pictures because "fair use" is meaningless and they will be banned.
Feb 16, 2019 - Pay for Delay Crime
Having read much about our nation's anti-trust laws, I am shocked that "Pay for Delay" is allowed. When drug patents expire, generic drug manufacturers can produce prescription drugs and sell them for far less. However, big Pharma often pays them not to produce! This is blatant price fixing, anti-competitive collusion, and they do this openly!
Our FTC claims it is outraged and has sued to stop this, but somehow never succeeds. Our corrupt Congress has also failed to address this $3.5 billion annual fraud used to gouge sick people! They could end this criminal activity with a law that would prove extremely popular with the public, but no one in our media allows this to be discussed.
Feb 15, 2019 - Aborted Coup
Unelected bureaucrats at the Department of Justice discussed organizing a soft coup to oust President Trump, led by acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Some argue this procedure is legal, but this plan was certainly not the intent of the 25th Amendment to remove an incapacitated President. Such an effort should be led by the Vice President with support from the majority of the cabinet, or perhaps senior senators from both political parties.
It is shocking this was seriously discussed, and even more shocking it is now openly admitted. So shocking that "60 Minutes" decided not to air part of a recent interview with McCabe where he mentioned this. I assume that plotting to overthrow the President of the United States is a crime. It has become common for many Democrats to call for the overthrow of the elected US President too! When will our Department of Justice indict these dangerous people openly plotting to overthrow our government?
Meanwhile, the corrupt Democratic party machine is working with its media partners to manipulate the selection of another Obama-like corporate spokesman to run against Trump. A Democratic candidate who runs in favor of single payer health care, securing the border, ending wars, restoring higher taxes on the wealthy, and cutting military spending could easily beat Trump. However, these issues are opposed by the billionaires who fund and run the new Democratic party. They'll probably manipulate the process to select a trusted "moderate" like Joe Biden. Someone who campaigns on some of these popular issues, but once elected does nothing, just like President Obama. As a result, millions of Democrats will not vote or choose to vote for the Green Party.
Most Americans don't trust the Democratic Party after Obama fooled them. The party has also given voice to open borders crazies, anti-white racists, and transsexual activists, who most voters dislike. As a result, Trump is likely to win unless the economy collapses because of his cut taxes and boost spending policy, which David Stockman says will occur soon. Trump's border security theme is popular with voters, and if he succeeds in avoiding another war (in Venezuela) and pulls out of Syria and especially Afghanistan, Trump will win again! This is a sad reality.
Feb 14, 2019 - Making Fake Gold
I wrote about the use of tungsten to produce fake gold bars and just learned that a Chinese company openly sells them with this disclaimer: "Our gold-plated bullion tungsten alloy product is only for souvenir and decoration purpose." Based on a reader comment, I added a couple sentences to this paragraph in the last post.
"Others think that since these official bank gold bars are never tested, they might just be gold plated. Gold is a very heavy metal that weighs 1206.83 pounds per cubic foot, so the easiest way to check is to measure and weigh a bar. However, tungsten is 1204.41 pounds per cubic foot, so is close enough to fool that test. A simple method is to drill out holes lengthwise into each bar to remove most the gold. Fill it up with tungsten and seal the holes with gold. The bars retain their official, intricate markings and a thick coat of gold."
I read more on-line and came across two often repeated fallacies. Some claim that if fake bars were widespread, they would be discovered often when jewelers melt them down. But big jewelers buy their gold in bulk from miners and rarely use pure 24k gold since that is too soft. There is no need to waste money buying extra-expensive pure gold with smooth bar castings and intricate markings when they can buy cheaper product directly from miners.
Second, most dealers are confident that their expensive digital scales and dimension measurement method (by simply using water to measure displacement) can detect the tiny density difference of tungsten. This method has flagged tungsten filled bars many times, but not always. First, producing perfectly pure gold bar is impractical, so 99.5% purity is acceptable although 99.9% is common. Tungsten is already 99.8% the density of gold! Let's say you drilled out half the gold in a bar and filled it with tungsten, the remaining half with 99.9% gold would keep the density at 99.85%. That's a tiny margin to detect!
But what if a crafty metallurgist added some platinum, which is 10% heavier than gold weighing 1339.20 pounds per cubic foot? Platinum is expensive at $802 per ounce compared to $1321 for gold, but adding 2 ounces of platinum to 98 ounces of tungsten would produce a 100 ounce alloy with the exact density as gold! One would only need gold plating to easily pass the best weight/dimension test used by dealers.
This would explain why world gold prices have remained the same for years, despite strong demand from China and India. Many major central banks may have replaced their solid gold bars with fake ones and sold the gold for profit. In some nations like the USA, there is no outside audit of claimed gold reserves. Even if allowed, fake bars could be shown and counted, but sophisticated testing for purity would be rejected as an insult to the integrity of the vault. Outside audits of the USA's gold reserve at Fort Knox are not allowed, by the same people who permit the Bitcoin scam to thrive.
Feb 10, 2019 - The Truth About Venezuela and Gold
Americans have been exposed to hours of "news" coverage about events in Venezuela, and most is false. First, one needs to understand the history and methods that our corporate elite use to overthrow governments, as explained in this great documentary by John Perkins. (It's a bad copy with a couple audio gaps.) Then read this recent interview with Michael Hudson about the takeover attempt in Venezuela that has dragged on for a decade.
This recent attempt may backfire on global bankers, because two key financial pillars of western dominance violated a long standing trust with other nations. The main banks in New York and London refused to return tons of gold that the government of Venezuela keeps on deposit. That security is kept for national emergences by most nations on Earth, but they just stole Venezuela's gold! What are other nations thinking? Will some attempt move their gold elsewhere?
Lots of gold experts think the tons of gold kept on deposit for decades no longer exist. The bankers sold them to keep the price of gold down and to book easy profits. If that sounds crazy, read what happened when Germany wanted to move half of its gold deposits from New York to Frankfurt. Google for articles because they are conflicting, but in general when the Germans made this announcement in 2012, the American bankers rejected the idea. This led to political turmoil until 2014 when shipments began and it seems most has now been moved. But there are articles that claim some of the gold bars returned were did not have the same identification markings listed by the Germans, suggesting that New York needed a few years to gradually buy the gold on the world market.
Others think that since these official bank gold bars are never tested, they might just be gold plated. Gold is a very heavy metal that weighs 1206.83 pounds per cubic foot, so the easiest way to check is to measure and weigh a bar. However, tungsten is 1204.41 pounds per cubit foot, so is close enough to fool that test. A simple method is to drill out holes lengthwise into each bar to remove most the gold. Fill it up with tungsten and seal the holes with gold. The bars retain their official, intricate markings and a thick coat of gold.
There are methods to confirm like using ultrasound, but that takes much time for tens of thousands of bars. Moreover, if you own the bars you really don't want to test them! Even if bankers tested and discovered most of their bars are fake, they wouldn't tell anyone.
Feb 9, 2019 - Don't Trust Siri
A teenage boy was arrested for testing Apple AI assistant Siri. He told his trusted assistant Siri that he wanted to shoot up a school. Police showed up and arrested him.
I recently called Citibank about my credit card account and answered a verification question. Afterwards, the computer said this would not be necessary if I granted it permission to store my voiceprint for future use. I said no, but suspect it stored it anyway, and shared it with the NSA.
Feb 3, 2019 - The EMALS Disaster Fed by Corruption
Last year, G2mil posted a detailed article about the US Navy's biggest procurement failure:
The EMALS Disaster - an aircraft carrier than can't launch jet aircraft
The Pentagon's DOTE "test and evaluation" office just released its 2018 year end summary of major weapon's systems. Relevant EMALS highlights:
• The DOT&E assessment of CVN 78 remains consistent with previous assessments. Poor or unknown reliability of systems critical for flight operations including newly designed catapults, arresting gear, weapons elevators, and radar, could affect the ability of CVN 78 to generate sorties. Reliability of these critical subsystems poses the most significant risk to the CVN 78 IOT&E timeline.
• Testing to date involved 747 shipboard launches and demonstrated EMALS capability to launch aircraft planned for the CVN 78 Air Wing.
• Through the first 747 shipboard launches, EMALS suffered 10 critical failures. This is well below the requirement of 4,166 Mean Cycles Between Critical Failures, where a cycle represents the launch of one aircraft.
• The reliability concerns are exacerbated by the fact that the crew cannot readily electrically isolate EMALS components during flight operations due to the shared nature of the Energy Storage Groups and Power Conversion Subsystem inverters onboard CVN 78. The process for electrically isolating equipment is time-consuming; spinning down the EMALS motor/generators takes 1.5 hours by itself. The inability to readily electrically isolate equipment precludes EMALS maintenance during flight operations. [This means all four catapults must be shut down for at least 1.5 hours to repair just one.]
A few hours later, the Pentagon announced a $15 billion contract for more Ford class carriers. The Secretary of the Navy assures us all is well and that he will resign if the Ford is not working great next year. That might pay off for him because getting this contract signed to start building a fourth Ford carrier while the first Ford remains non-deployable just assured him a multi-million dollar job in the ship industry once he resigns.
Feb 2, 2019 - USAF to Reopen Unneeded Airbase
A great example of waste and corruption in the US military is the plan to rebuild and reopen Tyndall Air Force base. The number of aircraft in the USAF has fallen nearly in half over the past 20 years, so it has far too many airbases that are expensive to operate. For example, after F-22 bases were selected only half as many F-22s were procured as planned, so all F-22 bases have ample room for more aircraft.
Last year, Tyndall Air Force F-22 base in Florida was destroyed by a hurricane. Tyndall's F-22s were quickly relocated to other bases. Some questioned why such expensive aircraft were based in an area with hurricanes since several F-22s undergoing maintenance were destroyed. Nevertheless, the Air Force just announced at least $3 billion will be spent over five years to rebuild and reopen unneeded and poorly located Tyndall!
Politics are important and the base is a mess, but the Air Force should have proposed spending a couple billion to clean up Tyndall and prepare it for industrial or other productive private sector uses. But our Congress and Pentagon are so selfish and corrupt they don't give a damn about wasting money. Just bill the taxpayers and always blame poor readiness and accidents on a lack of funding!
Jan 27, 2019 - A Clumsy Slow Coup
Corporate America media has not reported basic facts about the attempted takeover of Venezuela. The Deep State has tried to overthrow the popular, elected government of Venezuela for a decade as it gradually nationalized its oil production. Several coup attempts failed so the USA imposed sanctions to punish the people for voting wrong. Sanctions caused shortages and inflation but the elected government remains in power.
In the past, the USA conducted coups by bribing Generals to conduct a quick military takeover, and always denied participation. The Trump administration gave up on deception and began a clumsy, slow coup. I suspect Trump's new CIA appointed attorney general told Trump that he had the power to appoint foreign presidents, so last week he openly appointed a new president for Venezuela. The Venezuelan army openly backs the existing president so nothing changed. The UN did not recognize Trump's puppet president nor did any other major world power. These facts do not appear in our corporate media, although the internet provides reality via a Paul Craig Roberts article.
Trump has now ordered other nations to send payments for oil purchases to a bank account controlled by his new president. This infuriates foreign governments because they know oil shipments will stop if they fail to pay the legitimate government of Venezuela, and oil prices will rise worldwide as they scramble to buy oil elsewhere. Meanwhile, a massive humanitarian and refugee crisis is building as the result of this economic embargo.
Jan 26, 2019 - Bush Delivered Pizza!
Readers probably know that former President George W Bush bought pizza for his Secret Service detail. I'd think any decent ex-President would do something like that several times a year. Since Bush is a multi-millionaire, and his loitering bodyguards earn at least $70,000 a year, this is not big deal, and certainly not news. A real news editor would pass on this "story."
But none did. It seems every outlet in the USA carried this "news". This reinforces my view that a secret group decides what is news for every corporate news outlet in the USA. Click this Google search link to see the hundreds of news outlets that deemed this mindless pizza story fit to print. Bush is a top Deep Stater and they are trying to rehabilitate his war criminal reputation with a steady flow of positive stories.
Jan 21, 2019 - Bill Barr is CIA
President Trump's new attorney general is a career CIA agent. He is not a career CIA officer, but trained at CIA headquarters for years and then continued as a covert agent placed in key government positions. This is not mentioned in our corporate media, and explains why Democrats also supported his nomination.
This is more evidence that Trump has no intention to confront the Deep State. I'll be surprised if he can accomplish a very minor rollback by removing our troops from Syria, which may be just to consolidate forces for an attack on Iran. Meanwhile, Barr can meet with fellow covert CIA agent Robert Mueller to keep the political gridlock game going so nothing changes, the empire keeps expanding, and Trump remains under tight control.
Jan 20, 2019 - The Wall
We don’t need a wall (or high barrier) along 90% of the border because most sections are too far from road access on Mexican side, nor do we need them along 99% of the Canadian border. Healthy young males can trek miles through the desert to remote areas and cut through the low, wire fence, but they are easy to detect in open areas, and easier to deal with than moms with children.
One can visit the border near urban areas or just search on Youtube and see that we really need a first class barrier along 10% of the Mexican border. This will deter chaos in the easily accessible areas by replacing an assortment of old, wobbly fences that even moms with kids hop over.
Trump should also push Congress for mandatory E-verify, which is now voluntary. If E-verify were required, most employers would turn away illegal applicants, or couldn’t claim they didn’t know an applicant lied on his I-9 form or used a fake ID. E-verify works great and takes employers just a couple minutes to verify an applicant's paper I-9 form. I saw a poster that KFC uses it, and suspect many use it as a free background check system. E-verify also catches those who commit welfare and disability fraud by using a fake identity so their work income is not linked to their real Social Security number.
But some big businesses and modern slavers in the ag industry hate the idea. They and open borders globalists scour the nation for an odd story about E-verify not working because Social Security had a data flaw, and all that person needed to do is walk into a local office to correct it. But the open borders media highlight rare stories and all pressure Congress to not require E-verify. Mandatory E-verify would be more effective than a wall and cost nothing.
Jan 19, 2019 - 1946 Baker Nuclear Test
As a follow up to my January 12th post, a reader suggested reading about the first underwater nuclear test, and watching the video.
Jan 14, 2019 - Worldwide CIA Logistics Hub in Baghdad
This article is of interest: The Secret Logistics of America's Global Deep State. The massive US embassy in Baghdad is the largest in the world with 16,000 personnel! It is really a walled compound ten times larger than any other embassy, which includes large warehouses. It ships truck-size shipping containers to American embassies around the world. I assume this is done to abuse the "diplomatic pouch" exception allowed for embassies, so that shipments cannot be inspected by the host nation. That article notes:
"According to Wikileaks' database, orders to ship more than 540 tonnes of cargo to the US were made in May 2018. The same document shows other main delivery destinations included 120 tonnes of freight to Europe, and 24 tonnes to South Africa, South America and Central Africa respectively. …"
What are they shipping from remote Baghdad? Gold? Weapons? Narcotics? Cash? They are not shipping from the USA since American law enforcement might take an interest in odd warehouse activity. The US State Department and its Iraq ambassador have no authority over most of this "embassy." The US military working for the CIA runs this mysterious freight operation. The US Congress, major media, and even our allies know not to ask what's going on.
Jan 13, 2019 - Sirius Disclosure
I'm watching this entire series of videos and several are great. Here is a great one, an interview with a career high-tech expert who worked for the Deep State. It starts out slow and is not really about UFOs, but about black projects and secret organizations.
He says tracking chips have been implanted in thousands and perhaps millions of people, like US Special Forces personnel, and possibly tracked by satellite. He says this is done in case they are captured or kidnapped, so they can save them (or kill them in the process) before they are tortured and reveal secrets. These tiny devices can be injected so people may be unaware they carry them inside their body.
Jan 12, 2019 - An Unstoppable Nuke
A few months ago, Russia announced that it was deploying a strategic nuclear torpedo. A new long-range torpedo may be impractical, but standard Cold war era nuclear torpedoes can be used. One could be launched off a coast and explode underwater, causing a massive tsunami wave contaminated with radioactive particles. This is a very simple low-cost concept, and nearly impossible to counter. Imagine a 20-foot tidal wave hitting the huge Norfolk naval base. All the ships in port would be lifted and smashed against their piers, causing massive damage with much of the base and city destroyed.
Jan 6, 2019 - Our Post-Literate Society
I'm thinking about ending this website to devote energy to youtubing. This is a rational step as we move to a post-literate society. People are reading less and less, and not just books. Videos are an easier method to absorb information, although more difficult to produce. I can produce short, corrective, historical documentaries that should make an impact.
Here are two recent examples of interesting videos from others to start the new year.
Jan 1, 2019 - The Empire Retreats
This year's theme is the acknowledgement by some leaders that the American empire is overstretched. Our military/intelligence organizations lack the resources to expand, and struggle to control recent conquests, like eastern Syria. Expect more contraction in the coming years.
Carlton Meyer editorG2mil@Gmail.com
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2011 Blog - The Empire Retreats
2010 Blog - The Empire Crumbles
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