Sep 23, 2018 - The Battle of Leros
I've read much about World War II and watched endless
documentaries. I am watching a series on Netflix that explains mad imperialist
Winston Churchill was not interested in winning the war quickly. He was content
to allow the Germans and Russians to slug away for years while Britain secured
new colonies by taking possession of all North Africa and several islands in the
Mediterranean. The British empire already ruled Malta and Cyprus. Italy had
several islands near Turkey that Churchill wanted. (pictured in red) The British
to seize one island in 1941 but failed.
After Italy changed sides in 1943, Churchill ordered a major
effort to seize these islands, called the Dodecanese
Campaign. The Americans knew this effort was pointless and refused to
provide support. German forces in Greece intervened and routed the larger
British force, culminating with the little known Battle
of Leros. In this disaster, some 2800 lightly armed German troops
landed haphazardly on the fortress island of Leros defended by over 10,000
allied troops. The British lost 115 aircraft and three destroyers during the
invasion. After just four days of fighting, 3200 British soldiers surrendered
and the remainder fled.
Sep 22, 2018 - The 9-11 Cover-up
If you still believe the U.S. Government's bizarre tale of
what happened on 9-11, read this short summary
of the massive effort to conceal the truth.
Sep 17, 2018 - Legal Bribery
Read this great, short explanation
of a key problem in our corrupt legal system. Here is part:
a federal prosecutor says to a witness, “You are facing life in prison on the
charges we have brought against you. But if you ‘cooperate’ with us to get
John Doe, we will adjust the charges so that the most the judge can do is send
you to jail for only 5 years at most. If you are really ‘cooperative,’ we
will recommend that the judge give you the lowest possible sentence, perhaps
even probation. Oh, one more thing, we want to make it clear that we do want you
to tell the truth.”
This is not a rare event, it occurs in most federal cases, and
is the key part when a prosecutor lacks evidence, as in the current case of
the Mueller witch-hunt in Washington DC.
Sep 16, 2018 - One More Loss
The Battle for Chu Moor Mountain -
In April of 1968 near the Cambodian border, the 1st Battalion of the 22nd
Infantry discovered well-armed NVA dug into a mountain. They launched several bloody
attacks and fended off counterattacks for days suffering 31 killed
and hundreds wounded. Other battalions were flown in and suffered casualties
until all units were pulled back and B-52 strikes ordered as the NVA withdrew.
Here is an interesting
on-line book about NVA fortification techniques during that war.
Sep 10, 2018 - Now 108 Lost Battles
Two more just added to my series: Lost
Battles of the Vietnam War. Nearly
half these losses were due to the
mindless overuse of helicopters in Vietnam. Our military didn't employ mounted cavalry
in Vietnam despite its advantage of greater mobility because encountering an
enemy while atop horses was foolish. For unknown reasons, senior officers failed
to grasp that landing helicopters full of troops near enemy forces was equally
The Battle for Nui Yon Hill - On
May 5, 1969, units of the 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry were ordered
to clear Viet Cong from Nui Yon Hill, which they recently captured from the ARVN. (pictured) After the initial assault failed, the 3rd
Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment was air assaulted in to reinforce the 1st
Cavalry. The hill was taken, yet units suffered 40% casualties with 28 GIs
killed and hundreds wounded.
Operation Beau Charger - This was
part of a larger operation near the DMZ. The Marines launched 14
helicopters from ships offshore to deposit 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines into LZ
Goose. Unfortunately, the NVA were there and opened fire on the helicopters as they landed on May 18, 1967. Half were damaged and only a few
dozen Marines landed. This quickly became a
complex rescue operation that cost the lives of 85 Marines with
Sep 9, 2018 - Constant Propaganda
Demonizing Iran is continuous in the American media. Iran
ships weapons to its allies in Syria and Lebanon, which is not illegal, and is a
small fraction of the tens of billions of dollars in weapons the USA ships to dictators
and terror groups in the Middle East. In a recent story, Iran used two huge 747 commercial
aircraft that landed at the big Beirut airport to deliver manufacturing tools.
The aircraft took the safest route by flying over Turkey to avoid Israeli
fighter aircraft that conduct illegal flights over Lebanon and Syria every day.
This is not news, except at Fox News, where they report
anonymous "intelligence" sources explained this was
"smuggling", even though it is not banned and Fox presented no proof
of dangerous cargo. A route map of these scheduled flights showed these big aircraft
mostly flew over our NATO ally Turkey and near a US Air Force base. Yet Fox
warns of devious Iranians: "A
regional intelligence source who asked to remain anonymous said: “The
Iranians are trying to come up with new ways and routes to smuggle weapons from
Iran to its allies in the Middle East, testing and defying the West’s
abilities to track them down.” The article does not
explain why NATO and the US Air Force is unable to track huge Iranian 747s
flying over Turkey.
This news report notes: "The
United States is Lebanon’s primary security partner, according to the State
Department. Since 2006, the U.S. has provided Lebanon over $1.7 billion in
security assistance." Yet the news report fails to
highlight this irony. The USA sends millions of dollars in military aid to
Lebanon, yet it can't persuade its government to inspect Iranian cargo aircraft
landing at its main airport. This entire Fox News report is fake news.
Sep 8, 2018 - More Lost Vietnam Battles
Two more added to my series: Lost
Battles of the Vietnam War
Tooth - The NVA spent a year covertly fortifying the village of Tham
Khe. The day after Christmas 1967, the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines landed
by ship to sweep the area without armor support. The Marines were surprised by heavy enemy fire when
they approached Tham Khe, yet kept attacking until the enemy fled, leaving 48
Marines dead and 88 wounded.
Assault on Hill 996 - On July
11th 1969, the 1st Battalion of the Army's 506th Infantry Regiment helicoptered
in to take Hill 996. They found lots of fighting NVA who repelled
their assault, then counterattacked, killing 20 GIs and wounding 26.
Sep 4, 2018 - Was Hillary Involved in Treason?
Our neocon run corporate media remains focused on ousting
President Trump. The current plan is based on the truth that he paid off a
sexpot bimbo who he banged years ago to keep quiet during the election. At the
very worst, Trump failed to file IRS Form 1099 reporting that payment, and the
bimbo should be charged with tax evasion. But this story is spun that Trump
interfered with the election by paying off the bimbo, who leaked the story
Meanwhile, no one pays attention to former career CIA officer
Kevin Shipp as he publicly blows the whistle about the biggest bribe in American
history. No one disputes that hundreds of millions of foreign money was
"donated" to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was
Secretary of State, and most of that money disappeared into offshore bank
accounts. However, no one will report the
details provided by Kevin Shipp!
Sep 2, 2018 - John McCain Will Not Be Missed
As a follow-up to my Aug 27th blog, I ask people to name McCain's most important accomplishment during his long
political career. They can think of none, but the TV tells them McCain was
great because he was a neocon. Senator Paul Laxalt saw
more combat than McCain and had an equally long
and distinguished career. He was not a crazed neocon so our media barely reported his death
Here are two examples of McCain's bad character just this past
year. McCain had always opposed Obamacare and campaigned against it. The Republicans
had tried to repeal it for years. The election of President Trump also brought
in more Republican congressmen. The House easily repealed it, and the Senate
finally had a majority to vote for a partial repeal. This would be a big victory
for the Republicans led by President Trump. When the vote was held, McCain
shocked everyone and voted
against it, thus abandoning his principles and backstabbing his
party! This was applauded by the Democrats and the insurance companies who
profit from Obamacare. They praised McCain as a "maverick", although
everyone knows this was done just to thwart a Trump victory.
On his deathbed, McCain directed his staff not
to invite his Presidential running mate Sarah Palin to his funeral. She campaigned for him
as a loyal teammate and never said a bad word about McCain during the campaign or
after their loss. McCain blamed her for his loss and expressed this in
a childish manner. Allow me to summarize his life. John McCain was a selfish,
spoiled brat who had no sense of decency.
Sep 1, 2018 - Trigger Happy FBI Bro
My July 4, 2017 blog post was "Trigger Happy FBI Agent Caused
Death." It explained why an FBI agent open fired on a man as he exited his
truck with his hands raised. State troopers then open fired and killed the
innocent man. Fake news claimed the man was reaching for his gun, but only the
Lake Tribune" and a few other small newspapers reported the key
facts that he was fired upon while his hands were raised and never brandished a
weapon, which can be seen in the actual
video. He did grab his chest after he was shot.
I was impressed that the Feds charged FBI agent Joseph
Astarita with lying to investigators after he denied firing the shots, but I'm
not surprised that he
was found not guilty and that major media continues to print fake
news that his victim was reaching for a gun. However, his trial revealed an disturbing
cultural aspect of the FBI. Astarita was an agent for 13 years and a
member of the FBI's elite Hostage Rescue Team, and missed when he tried to shoot
this man. When asked by investigators to
explain what happened, Agent Astarita replied: "You
don't get to ask me that, bro, bro, you can't ask me that now. No, bro, we're
Aug 27, 2018 - The Truth about John McCain
John McCain was a leading American
neocon who always advocated war and ever greater military spending for a growing
worldwide empire. This made him a successful politician and explains why our
neocon corporate media praises him and refuses to reports facts about his life.
By several accounts (“The Nightingale Song” for example) he only got into
the Naval Academy for a free college degree because dad and grandfather were
admirals, and should have been kicked out several times. He graduated near the
bottom of his class and was a lousy pilot who got into trouble often and crashed
two aircraft because of neglect. He was shot down on his first tour over Vietnam
while bombing a civilian power plant, and getting captured is not heroic.
What happened in captivity is controversial, but upon returning from POW status he passed a physical and regained
flight status as a pilot. Yet after he finished 20 years of service that allowed
generous retirement pay, he obtained a 100% VA disability rating allowing him to
collect some $40,000 a year tax free too! The LA Times mentioned this
when McCain insisted he was fit to serve as President. For the past two decades,
he hauled in over $240,000 a year from the Feds for military retirement, 100% VA
disability, social security retirement, while working full-time in the US
Senate. He was paid for being retired, disabled, and gainfully employed! This is
textbook case of why our system needs reform to protect taxpayers from rich
welfare kings like McCain.
McCain’s loyal wife was disabled in a serious auto accident
while he was a POW. Soon after he returned, McCain dumped her for a wealthy
woman 20 years younger. The Reagans were so angry they never spoke to him again.
He then married his new babe before he officially got divorced, so there’s
that bigamy thing. McCain used his wife's family money to run for Congress and
quickly got into trouble with the Keating
Five scandal. McCain got $112,000 in "campaign
contributions" and an equal amount of luxury perks from one of our nation's
leading fraudsters. In return, he helped change laws and threatened regulators
to allow this multi-billion real estate scam to grow.
I don’t know why any Arizonian voted for this crazed man,
especially since he was a big advocate for open borders. At a union meeting, he
told workers illegals are needed because Americans are too lazy to work farm
fields, even for $50 an hour. McCain never labored his entire life, always on
the government dole earning ten times minimum wage worker pay, whose increase he
McCain grew up wealthy and enjoyed free government health care
his entire life, yet thought it nothing workers deserve. While running for
President and attacking programs for the poor, a reporter asked how many houses
he owned. He was unsure, but thought maybe seven. But his worst damage was to
oppose any attempt at world peace, often demanding that the USA bomb the neocon
designated villain of the year, currently Iran. McCain was a key player in the
senseless deaths of thousands of American GIs and a million foreigners over the
past two decades. He will not be missed.
Aug 26, 2018 - Free College?
While I often applaud Jimmy Dore, he also promotes nutty
ideas, like free college. That sounds nice, but means the bottom half of
Americans who can't enroll due to low test scores would work and pay taxes,
while the top half enjoys a free four-year ride in college to do whatever they
please! If college were free, millions more aimless, upper middle class
Americans would waste four years pursing hobbies to acquire dubious skills that
our nation has far in excess, like degrees in: drama, paleontology, women's
studies, anthropology, art history, ethnic studies, astronomy, library science,
modern dance, and PE. Free college would also bolster our increasingly corrupt and
costly university system that employs nearly a million clerks earning
The federal government needs to guide higher education with
incentives. It should fund education in select areas where our nation lags,
like machine tool operators, windmill and solar repair, and perpetually
neglected fields like nursing, computer repair, fiber-optic installers,
high-power electrical maintainers, and special education. So my "free
college" idea is not a four-year fun ride to pursue dreams that will not
benefit society, but 2-4 year programs to produce skilled workers needed to fill
gaps in our economy.
The idea that everyone should attend college is nutty as well.
Half of American teens struggle to graduate from high school and lack the
motivation and basic intelligence to do more than semi-skilled labor. If given a
chance with free college, most will just party and play video games for a few
years at government expense, until expelled. I think Jimmy Dore would agree if
he read these thoughts.
Aug 25, 2018 - Mass Censorship Underway
Watch Jimmy Dore explain
the mass censorship of non-corporate media now underway as Facebook and Youtube
delete thousands of sites for inappropriate political content. Meanwhile, he shows
CNN's blatant lies about everything. Book seller (not publisher) Amazon now bans
books too! I don't expect Youtube to tolerate Dore much longer. They
already demonetize most of his videos.
Aug 20, 2018 - True Conspiracy
Decades after a major event that made no sense, the truth is
often revealed. This is never covered by the major media, but enough evidence is
uncovered and published so that anyone can learn the truth. In recent years, two
big "conspiracies" have been proven true.
TWA Flight 800 did not explode in mid-air because of an electrical
short. It was accidentally hit by a US Navy anti-aircraft missile during a
training exercise. An outstanding 2013 documentary: TWA
Flight 800 appeared on Netflix, but was removed after just a few
weeks. It featured two senior NTSB investigators of TWA 800 who declared the
investigation was a cover-up by the Clinton administration, and waited until
they retired to speak out. Several
books have appeared that provide undeniable evidence, but our corporate
media refuses to correct its lies.
The other "conspiracy" is that James Earl Ray
did not assassinate Martin Luther King. This was proven in court after he died. The evidence
is overwhelming, but our history books will not change. King was about to lead
500,000 Americans on a march to Washington DC where they planned to camp
out until changes occurred. Several violent riots
had occurred in other cities in recent months, and a half million marchers
joined by a half million locals could overwhelm riot police and sack our
nation's government. As a result, the
Deep State killed King, and used its control of our media to blame Ray.
Aug 19, 2018 - Google is Tracking You
If you have an iPhone or Android phone, Google tracks and
records everywhere you go. Google allows you to turn off location tracking, but
that is only for certain apps. Other apps continue to track and record your
movements. There are complex techniques
said to erase your location history, but given Google's arrogance and ties to
the CIA, it probably continues to track and record your movements forever.
Aug 13, 2018 - Antifa are Nazis
We are told that the violent "Antifa"
movement is "a conglomeration of autonomous, self-styled anti-fascist militant
groups in the United States." This is ironic because they employ fascist tactics
against opponents, just like Nazi Brown
Shirts once did. Nazi means National Socialists, their reforms were
socialist, and they demonized Russians too! You never see Antifa hold
antiwar protests, even though Nazi's loved attacking and invading other nations.
Ironically, nationalist groups in the USA are often
labeled "Nazi" even though they are not socialists. Most had
grandfathers who fought Nazis in World War II! When these groups hold
pro-American rallies in the USA to oppose corporate efforts to open borders and
restrict constitutional rights, they are often attacked by the Antifa thugs
funded by billionaires. Corporate media then blames these Americans for instigating
violence by holding peaceful rallies.
Aug 12, 2018 - Walk Away from Liberal
Yahoo has a great
short video by Brandon Straka explaining why he left the
Democratic Party. It has become a party of hate, violence, racism,
and intolerance caused by misinformation fed by the corporate media! They refuse to
respect opinions and debate issues, but scream at, threaten, and physically attack
those who disagree. Democrats demand that people be fired, businesses closed
down, speakers banned, websites banned, and white males demeaned because of
The party has become pro-Empire and supports ever larger
military spending while demonizing nations like Russia and Syria. These fake
"leftists" attack anyone who supports the Green Party, calling
them dupes who help Republicans. Their basic election strategy is to demonize
Trump, yet offer no serious proposals to solve problems. As a result, the Democratic Party is
quickly losing millions of its sane supporters.
Aug 11, 2018 - Washington Post Urges Coup
As more truth leaks out, the Deep State is worried. The
Mueller witch hunt turned up little and Trump remains popular enough to win
reelection. Their current strategy is to spend billions of dollars to elect
lots more "intelligence" operatives to Congress as Democrats
to take control of the House of Representatives and impeach Trump. Meanwhile,
one of the Deep State's key propaganda outlets openly called
for a coup to overthrow the President.
Aug 10, 2018 - It's All Coming Unraveled
If you want great insight into the Clinton mafia, listen to
this 20-min youtube
audio from career CIA officer Dr. Michael Scheuer.
Aug 5, 2018 - Deep State Judges
This blog routinely explains that open
borders is the primary goal of the world's billionaires. In the USA, the first
step is a third "DACA" amnesty to allow some ten million more law
breakers to become legal, thus encouraging hundreds of millions more to dash
across and await their legalization.
Trump angered the Deep State by revoking their puppet Obama's illegal edict
granting amnesty to millions of foreigners. Trump agreed with the federal judge
who wrote that only Congress can enact laws. However, Trump openly said he'd
agree to amnesty for DACA children if legislation also closed loopholes allowing
millions of "refugees" and distant relatives of immigrants to flood
the USA. This was loudly rejected by the Deep State's political party, where
some Democrats demand abolishing ICE to allow open borders. As result, a corrupt Deep State
federal judge just ruled that DACA amnesty is now law, because
he says so!
This is madness as Africa suffers from
a massive population explosion. Millions are flowing into Europe and Latin
America where they are bussed northward to the great dumping ground known as the
USA. Immigration is not a human right! Citizens have the right to decide who is
allowed to enter their nation and immigration must be limited and legal, as clearly
explained by the brilliant Hungarian Foreign Minister. The famous
leftist union organizer Cesar
Chavez agreed. Bernie Sanders
agreed. The vast majority of Americans agree, which is why Republicans
will retain control of Congress this November, so long as Trump keeps
our borders intact.
Aug 4, 2018 - The Next Financial Crisis
Michael Hudson is the most interesting
economics writer in the USA. He holds no punches when he exposes
the massive corruption in the American financial system that has created a time
bomb about to explode.
Aug 3, 2018 - White Monkey
TV star must do something horrible to lose a top-rated show, unless she is a
Trump supporter. Hollywood was looking for an excuse to oust Roseanne Barr. Her top-rated
was show canceled for comparing former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett to a
monkey. Barr defended herself by claiming that she
thought Jarett was white. (pictured) I would have been fooled too.
Jul 25, 2018 - Lies About History
I've recommended the great book: "Lies My Teacher Taught
Me." I found this
interview with the author on youtube.
I recently stumbled upon the
fact that hundreds of ancient Rome coins were unearthed in the Americas at
dozens of places over hundreds of years. Most were fakes or hoaxes, but there
are several cases with enough
evidence to consider it likely they were transported to the Americas
prior to Columbus. Of course the guardians of history and archeology never
accept changes to the official narrative, no matter the evidence. Most have
authored books that would become outdated should official history
Jul 22, 2018 - The Deep State Surfaces
Google "Robert Mueller" to discover his career in
the Deep State, to include obstructing 9-11 investigations. We are told he is a conservative
Republican, so why did Democrat Bill
Clinton's Attorney General Janet Reno appoint
him as US Attorney for Northern California in 1998! These are powerful and
important positions in the federal government that are given to allies! And why did powerful Democratic Senators applaud his appointment as
There are three major issues among American voters: 1)
Healthcare is too expensive, more than three times higher than any other modern
nation; 2) Foreign wars and conflicts are pointless and costly; 3) Mass
immigration crowds the nation, reduces wages, and overwhelms local government
services. You don't hear about these concerns on your corporate TV or in
newspapers controlled by the Deep State, who also control the two major
political parties and the federal bureaucracy. For unknown reasons, they do not
control Tucker Carlson, as Jimmy Dore explained.
Carlson is unlikely to last much longer if he persists telling the truth.
They don't control the current President, which is why Trump's
trip to Helsinki to make peace with Russia was marred by two senseless indictments
by his own Department of Justice! Even if they are valid, why couldn't they wait
a few days until after the President returned? It is obvious the Justice Department
is an arm of the Deep State and followed orders to disrupt the President's peace
effort, even though they work for Trump as part of the executive branch!
No one knows why Trump does what he does. Is it complex
political strategy? Is Trump poorly informed? Does he have mental problems? He
is an enemy of the Deep State because he seems to oppose their objectives of
world domination and open borders. I write "seems" because his
rhetoric is not always matched with action. However, Trump's peace efforts with
Russia have crossed the line with the Deep State. I agree with Paul Craig
Roberts that if Trump persists, he will be replaced
via a coup, especially since Trump is likely to win reelection
because no other candidate will address the major issues that working Americans
Jul 20, 2018 - Fraudulent Military Programs
Over the past couple of years, G2mil focused on
exposing military programs based on bad science or crazy concepts. These
appeared in the blog, but need a central link on the homepage. Here is that
Programs - ongoing scams
Jul 16, 2018 - Illegal Immigration Replaced
In past blog posts, I explained how illegal immigration is a
form of slave labor. It seems powerful people explained this to former President
George W. Bush, but didn't tell him not to repeat it in public and that
Americans no longer pick cotton by hand. As a result, Bush said
this during a speech earlier this year:
are people willing to do jobs that Americans won’t do. Americans don’t want to pick cotton at 105 degrees, but there
are people who want put food on their family’s tables and are willing to do
that. We ought to say thank you and welcome them.”
Bush failed to note that millionaire farm owners pay only $10 an hour
with no benefits for these tough jobs, yet most field workers are US citizens or
green card holders. Illegals are hired to hold down wages and deter unions and
strikes. If they would pay $20 an hour, plenty of Americans would show up to
work. Most Americans don't know that millions of
white Americans once picked cotton by hand, and picked more than Blacks or
Jul 15, 2018 - Real Organized Crime
Corporate television teaches us that organized crime are local
rackets run by Italians. In reality, the world's most powerful people
routinely colluded to profit from illegal activities. For example, in 1967 Israel
invaded and occupied Syria's Golan Heights. Most of the native people fled or
were expelled and Israelis moved in. In 1981, Israel officially annexed the
Golan Heights over the objection of the UN and USA, and no nation recognizes
this land grab.
For the past several years, lots
of oil has been stolen by Genie Oil from under the Golan Heights with
no compensation or royalties paid to Syria. And remember that Israel had plans
to seize another 25 miles (40km) of southern Syria as a security zone until
Russia thwarted that idea. (see my Jan. 29, 2018 blog post) Have a peek at who
is paid to overcome political objections and keep this news out of
the UN and our corporate media:
Strategic Advisory Board
The Strategic Advisory Board of Genie Oil and Gas advises management on
strategic, financial, operational and public policy matters.
Michael Steinhardt (SAB Chairman)
Noted Wall Street investor and Principal Manager, Steinhardt
Management LLC. Founder Steinhardt, Fine, Berkowitz & Co., and
Richard (Dick) Cheney
46th Vice President of the
United States. Vice President Cheney also served as President and CEO of
Halliburton Company and U.S. Secretary of Defense from 1989 to 1993.
United States Senator from Louisiana from 1996 to 2014. Senator Landrieu
served as chair of the Senate
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. In her capacity as chair,
she sponsored and passed the U.S.-Israel Energy Cooperation Bill. The bill
fosters partnerships focused on developing resources such as natural gas and
alternative fuels, on the academic, business and governmental levels.
Founder and Executive Chairman of
News Corporation, one of the world’s largest diversified media
companies. News Corporation’s holdings include Fox Entertainment, Dow Jones
and Company, the New York Post, HarperCollins and significant media assets on
Governor of New Mexico from 2003 to 2011. Mr. Richardson has served as U.S.
Ambassador to the United Nations (1997-1998), Energy Secretary in the
Clinton administration (1998-2001), Chairman of the 2004 Democratic National
Convention, and as Chairman of the Democratic Governors Association.
Jacob Rothschild, OM, GBE
Chairman of the J. Rothschild group
of companies and of RIT Capital Partners plc. Chairman of Five Arrows Limited.
Lord Rothschild is a noted philanthropist and Chairman of the Rothschild
Dr. Lawrence Summers
Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus at Harvard
University. Dr. Summers served as the 71st
Secretary of the Treasury under President Clinton and as Director of
the National Economic Council for President Obama.
R. James Woolsey
Director of Central Intelligence
from 1993 to 1995 and as Under Secretary of the Navy from 1977 to 1979. Mr.
Woolsey is co-founder of the United States Energy Security Council and is
Chairman of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
Jul 9, 2018 - Please Don't Call an Ambulance!
As a follow up to previous blog posts about America's
dysfunctional for-profit health care system, read:
Most ambulance rides in the USA are
over $1000, some are twice that amount, and bills of over $8000 are not
uncommon. At one time, some cities provided ambulance
rides as a free public service, or hospitals provided them for free to boost
business. I suspect more than 90% of Americans would agree that their state or
federal government should limit ambulance bills to perhaps $500. If this makes
companies unprofitable, the government would need a subsidy scheme. The
biggest problem for ambulance companies are poor people without insurance, which
is why they boost fees for paying customers. The government could pay their $500
if they submit a financial form claiming poverty.
Once the government must pay some of
the cost, it will end waste, like when highly paid fire department paramedics
show up at the scene to provide care, but don't transport to a hospital because
an ambulance is called too. So the patient is double billed, which pleases the
ambulance company and the paramedics who prefer to return to their fire station
quickly to resume their movie. In many cases, people with minor problems in
rural areas could be transported to a local urgent care facility, but are driven to a
hospital ER over an hour away because of a wasteful policy that ambulances only
transport to hospital ERs.
You don't get a bill when the fire
department shows up for a fire, so why when they show up to save a life? In many
cases, an ambulance is called because someone is mugged or hit by a car. Why
should a victim get billed? In other cases, an ambulance is called for someone
who has a minor injury or dizzy spell, but the ambulance employees insist that
hospital care is required so they get paid for showing up. Governments can
easily control the ambulance racket because they control 911 dispatches, so can
negotiate prices and rules for ambulances they dispatch.
Jul 5, 2018 - Tyrant Assad?
Did you know the "evil" leader of Syria lived in
London for several years where he studied to become an eye doctor? Did you know
he speaks English? This information is allowed on American corporate
media, nor on youtube. Thanks to the great Ron Unz, you can watch
Syria's President Assad answer questions in English about the fighting in his
nation and American politics.
Jul 4, 2018 - NBC Hires News Faker
In my last post, I mentioned the fake news that suddenly
appeared to undermine President Trump's peace effort with North Korea. I now
learn the sole source of this "news" is Ken Dilanian, the former
national security reporter for the Los Angeles Times. He was
fired for having a “collaborative relationship” with the CIA. Ken
Dilanian was publicly fired from a major newspaper for inventing fake news in collaboration
with the CIA, yet was hired by NBC News! Now NBC allows him to write national
security articles citing unnamed intelligence sources! The worst part is that
dozens of other corporate news organizations cite his NBC stories. If they insist
on repeating fake news, they should print this disclaimer at the beginning of
This writer was fired by the Los Angeles Times for producing fake news
in secret cooperation with the CIA.
Jul 2, 2018 - Peace Lover Trump?
It was nice to see Trump’s sudden return to sanity by
holding talks with North Korea. I never understood why he accepted psychopaths
like Bolton into his office. One could be cynical (or realistic) and
realize that Zionists don’t give a damn about Korea, Iran is their target.
Trump can secure peacenik creds and free up forces to focus on Iran. Others note
that South Korea’s president walked crossed the DMZ to hug North Korea's leader, and probably
told Trump that he can do this with or without him. The neocons realized they
need to give peace a chance or get dropped from the game.
It’s a puzzle, but so far it's good news, especially
since it showed that never-Trumpers prefer world war rather than congratulating
Trump for peace. We didn’t give up anything. I’ve taken part in these war
games. South Korean land and airspace is so crowded that war games there are unrealistic and stupid.
Our military is better off
practicing elsewhere. The Deep State is in
shock and counterattacked. Trump's peace effort was widely denounced by
media, and fake news has just appeared from "anonymous intelligence
sources" that North Korea is suddenly increasing production of nuclear
Hopefully, Trump will push ahead and learn that he can pull
thousands of non-combat GIs out of South Korea to save a couple billion dollars
a year and actually improve our combat readiness in Korea! Don't fall for lies
that keeping troops in Korea saves the USA money because of contributions from
South Korea. It costs a lot more money to maintain equipment and soldiers on the
other side of the world, and to pay GIs thousands of dollars a month to live off
base. South Korea does not pay any of these costs. Its
contributions are paying land rent and base construction payments to South Koreans and
bogus contributions like forgiving import fees, income taxes, and on-base sales taxes for American GIs.
G2mil published these detailed
proposals to cut military fat in Korea over the past few years:
Pull Aircraft and
Airmen Out of Osan - now in a kill zone
Tomorrow - it commands nothing
Cut Army Fat in
Korea - 8th Army and Daegu
Withdraw from DMZ
Bases - as ordered
Jul 1, 2018 - Sell!
I once traded stocks. It was fun and I made some easy money,
but the events of 2008 shook my faith in the system. It has become a
casino run by computers, so great companies with solid profits can lose half
their value in a few weeks. The collapse pattern starts when overhyped companies
that never made a profit quickly lose value, as they should. As speculative
investors see their balance sheet fall and need cash to meet margin
calls, they sell their solid stocks to book profits so they don't have to sell and book
losses from their speculative ones. Index funds are huge, so when investors sell
shares all stocks get sold, even the healthy, profitable ones. Other funds and investors decide to reduce
their holdings and begin to sell all stocks, and the downward momentum
Speculative stocks aren't just small corporations. For
example, since it went public eight years ago, Tesla's
share price has risen nearly 2000 percent and the company is still unprofitable!
CEO Elon Musk said he expects Tesla to turn a profit in the third
and fourth quarters of 2018. Tesla's stock market value is $56.7 billion,
surpassing Ford's market value of $43.2 billion and General Motors' value of
$55.5 billion. This is despite the fact that Ford and GM sell several times the
number of cars Tesla does, and have consistently delivered profits over the last
several quarters. This means that if Tesla helps crash the market, Ford and GMs
stocks will fall too!
Most agree the current market is due a pullback. The
S&P 500 value remains the same as the beginning of this year. This is the same
pattern as 2008 and I've been looking for
a sell signal, which should occur when bitcoin and it's related crypto
scams unravel. These imaginary coins are quickly losing value and may
soon become worthless, wiping out hundreds of billions of dollars in
This is a sign of a pending downturn, and Tesla may report another unprofitable
quarter in August. If I had stocks, I'd sell all and sit on cash the rest of
Carlton Meyer editorG2mil@Gmail.com
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