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Aug 8, 2020 - COVID Stats
COVID-19 is not a pandemic for healthy people. The US military provides a good sample as it excludes the elderly and sickly. Its latest stats are: "As of Wednesday, the military has had 29,415 cases of the coronavirus and 505 have been hospitalized." Only four have died, and two of those were older reservists.
In our for-profit medical system, the quest for profits affects hospitalizations. Hospitals lost lots of money as COVID forced them to cancel non-urgent surgeries and appointments. Many laid off staff and had lots of empty beds. However, the Feds are paying for all COVID related costs, so people who show up in the ER and have COVID symptoms or test positive for COVID but have no symptoms, are admitted "in an abundance of caution." The hospital does no treatment and bills the feds $1200 a day for a week or two.
There are thousands of the cases of patients who die from cancer, automobile accidents, or gun shot wounds. If they are uninsured or underinsured, the hospital takes a big loss. But all admitted patients are tested for COVID, so if positive, that may be listed as the cause of death so the Feds pay the full bill.
Aug 3, 2020 - More on German Bases to Close
Trump's base downsizing plan for Germany mentions moving the AFRICOM headquarters. It was suppose to be a small 500-man command element spun off from the European Command that was temporarily based down the road at Kelley Barracks when created after the Cold War ended. AFRICOM never moved to the United States as planned because Army Generals enjoy tours in expensive Germany. It grew into a 2600-man headquarters that resulted in a multi-million dollar building boom around Kelley Barracks, paid for by American taxpayers. I recently did a video about AFRICOM taking over all of Africa.
Building a new AFRICOM headquarters complex in Europe would be stupid. There are two options that make sense. Merge it into the big American headquarters complex near Naples, Italy, as I suggested in 2011. The other option is to downsize ARCENT and merge it into CENTCOM in Florida, then give its big new headquarters complex at Shaw AFB in South Carolina (pictured) to AFRICOM.
I suggested this years ago to shed 2000 headquarters personnel, but Army Generals hate ideas to downsize or eliminate redundant senior headquarters.
Merge ARCENT into CENTCOM
People talk about headquarters fat, and "component" commands are the best example. When Congress forced the establishment of unified commands, each service kept a separate "component" command. A Unified Command J-3 does not control forces directly, but must route everything through unneeded service component command layers.
For example, the Central Command covers the Middle East. For practical reasons, its headquarters is based in Florida with a forward headquarters in Qatar. However, the Army insists on having a huge separate "3rd Army" headquarters to pass messages from CENTCOM to major army units. It doesn't like mixing with the cluster of Generals in Florida, so it built a new massive headquarters building in South Carolina. ARCENT/3rd Army should disappear or downsize to a General and a dozen staff and move into the main CENTCOM building in Florida and allow CENTCOM staff to directly control major army units.
Aug 2, 2020 - Base Closings in Europe
G2mil readers know that I've researched and wrote about the need to close half of American overseas military bases. This information is here: Overseas Base Closure List.
Many have asked me to comment on President Trump's recently announced plans to pull some troops out of Europe. This was a spun as punishing Germany for letting its military decline via funding cuts, but Germany had just defied the empire by completing a new natural gas pipeline to Russia, so the imperialists are retaliating.
If Trump was serious about saving money and better positioning our military forces, he would have started this his first year in office, not four months before the elections. As a result, nothing will happen until after the elections, then even if reelected, Generals will stall action his last four years in office. They'll happily spend more money on new facilities, but not close anything because bases belongs to them!
Details are vague but I'll review what I've read. Let's start with Spangdahlem airbase. Trump's plan follows my 2012 recommendation "Closing Spangdahlem". Keeping an airbase open with 15,000 airmen, civilians, and family members for a single fighter squadron is insane; two other squadrons had been deactivated when the Cold war ended. The Air Force had announced plans to spend millions of dollars to move a refueling squadron to this base from England to justify its existence. Trump's plan cancels this move and orders the single F-16 squadron to the Aviano airbase in Italy to join two other F-16 squadrons. Spang has horrible flying weather and no nearby aerial maneuver areas so training there is impossible.
This simple move will save lots of money if the 52nd Wing headquarters and its support units are disbanded and the airbase is turned over to the Germans to operate. It would still be a NATO airbase available to American aircraft for operations, except Germany will have to hire several hundred people to operate and maintain the base. The US Air Force will shed some 4000 overhead positions and an equal number of civilian employees with this common sense move. If something happens to threaten central Europe in the future, F-16s from South Carolina can deploy to Spang within a week.
This makes so much sense that Spang may close even if Trump loses the election or loses interest in this topic. The Air Force has been downsizing its air fleet for years and could just disband the squadron at Spang and distribute its F-16s to under-strength squadrons worldwide, to include the two at Aviano. Nevertheless, Spang bureaucrats have already announced they plan to keep their jobs and this airbase with no aircraft open.
Jul 31, 2020 - Does the Deep State Favor Trump?
Every four years, billionaires select two candidates for President that agree on almost everything that matters.
I don’t think they want Trump to lose. If Biden wins and the Dems take the Senate, who do they blame for everything, who do they protest? The Dems are stuck with a failing empire and we already borrow and spend trillions to keep it afloat. Trump does 90% of what they want anyway. Better to keep a villain at the top to blame and keep the proles running in circles.
We will find out soon when Biden selects his VP. Given that blacks are just 13% of the population and 95% will vote for Biden, while all other groups tire of Dems bowing to black demands, choosing a black VP is insane. Biden needs someone from a swing state/region like Ohio or Texas, not Harris from California. A white, latino, or asian VP from the Midwest would be politically wise. If he selects a black female from a solid blue state, that would be foolish, and a sign that Trump was chosen to remain the villain for four more years.
Protest you fools. Your problems are not because billionaires rule, but because your middle class working neighbor is white. He is your enemy! He causes your problems! Demand that he apologize.
Jul 29, 2020 - The Opium Trade
One of my recent tales: Protecting the American Opium Trade may be doubted. If so, watch this recent, shocking BBC report on the booming opium trade in Afghanistan, and how it's causing more addicts in England. Yet the writer is impressed that opium growers are using solar power to pump water, and makes no mention of the thousands of NATO troops in the region who take no action to destroy this evil trade.
Jul 26, 2020 - Dissing Hydroxychloroquine
I've watched the power of Big Pharma at work this year. Here is a great summary by a medical doctor.
Jul 25, 2020 - Rogan and Stone
I've become a big fan of Joe Rogan, and so has much of America. He does long, interesting interviews with interesting people, not celebrities promoting their movie. Here is a great interview with Oliver Stone.
Jul 20, 2020 - The Alien Threat
In past blog posts, I wondered why the US government now acknowledges the presence of extraterrestrials and releases evidence in the form of UFO videos. The great Dr. Steven Greer posted a short video where an expert speculates that it's a funding strategy. They want to spend a trillion dollars on space weaponry and need a threat.
Jul 12, 2020 - Youtubing
My Youtube channel grows slowly with no serious issues. In recent weeks I tested censorship with videos that exposed embarrassing recent events, but the videos remain, albeit they have yet to be widely watched. The most recent:
Jul 11, 2020 - COVID Madness
Everyone is tired of this issue. Lockdowns made sense in March since little was known about COVID-19. Anyone who tested positive with COVID was hospitalized in quarantine, so hospitals quickly filled, mostly with healthy people. After a few weeks they determined that it's a dangerous virus, but only threatens those in poor health and there is no pandemic. Lockdowns were eased so long as local hospitals could handle cases. Since the Feds are paying all COVID related costs, there is a perverse incentive for private (for profit) hospitals to admit anyone "in an abundance of caution" if they have empty beds. Then they charge the Feds $1000 a day and don't even treat the patient.
States have begun to lock things down again because "cases" are rising. Yes, they are offering more and more free testing so more cases show up! What's the point of free testing of healthy people, other than to bill the Feds? One may get COVID an hour after the test! Lots of money is being made on unneeded testing. I tire of stupid comments that safety and lives must come first. We could shut down the nation's roads and save 30,000 lives a year! Is that wise?
Hospitalizations are down! That's all that matters. Everyone will eventually get COVID: 30% have no symptoms, 65% think they have a bad flu and don't even seek medical care. Of the 5% who seek care, most are checked out and sent home and told to self-quarantine until the test results arrive the next day. If positive, they are told to remain home for two weeks and told go to the ER if things get worse. The competent hospitals give the sickly a $20 pulse oximeter, that thing nurses put on your finger during check ups. COVID affect the ability of lungs to provide oxygen to the blood, and an oximeter easily and instantly tells one if they have a serious problem.
Jul 4, 2020 - The World Did Not Burn
After decades of hysteria about how global warming will soon destroy the Earth, some long-time environmentalists are coming out to expose the fraud. A short article worth reading:
Michael Moore has done some great and some horribly misleading documentaries. He recently produced one on the fraudulent environmental movement, pointing out that solar and wind is not really "clean." I agree, but I think they can help i.e. in windy areas and desert areas. But I agree they aren't the solution, population control is the best answer. Not forcibly, but more education, family planning, and eliminating welfare and tax benefits for more than four children. The best energy prospects are hydroelectric, which Moore ignores.
Moore's documentary "Planet of the Humans" can be watched for free on Youtube. Its good with almost nine million views. The corporations who profit from solar and wind were so outraged they got Youtube to ban it. They had no case and it reappeared after 12 days.
I've read lots about home solar power, and where you live (sunlight wise) is a big factor. People like the free energy, but learn that someone needs to clean the solar panels every couple months to remove the dust and bird poop. They are exposed to weather so annual maintenance is needed to fix those that broke. Finally, they don't last forever so the expensive panels must be replaced after a few years. As a result, most people do not save money, but many still like the concept of solar and not being totally dependent on "the grid."
One idea I've promoted is to open the Interstate highway system in high wind areas to free wind turbine access. One problem with wind power is the land required and the need for expensive road access and the noise the turbines produce. Land owners must be paid for use so that drives up costs, not to mention the cost of paved road construction. Interstate highways have lots of unused land space with excellent road access and are already noisy. If anyone wants to put up wind turbines along interstate highways, allow that for free!
Jul 3, 2020 - American Funds Killed Thousands of Russians in Afghanistan
As best I can tell, it seems that some prisoners in Afghanistan reported that someone paid a reward for killing Americans. No hard proof was established so nothing was reported upward to Congress or the President. But with Russiagate exposed as a hoax, Trump haters concocted another Trump loves Russians story.
Even if true that Russians paid bounties for killing Americans in Afghanistan, so what? I recall when the USA sent thousands of Arabs to Afghanistan and provided them with $3 billions in weapons where they killed thousands of Russians in 1980s.
Jun 28, 2020 - Who Funds Black Lives Matters
A short video of interest.
Jun 27, 2020 - The Tank is Dead
My 2017 epic "The Tank is Dead" is gaining more attention. As I wrote three years ago, Turkey is leading the way in producing cheap suicide drones that can destroy anything to include tanks. These made an appearance in recent conflicts where they destroyed armored vehicles in Syria and Libya. American Generals now recognize this revolutionary change. I also warned that ultra-expensive tanks are vulnerable to small caliber guns. Read this recent example in Syria where a .50 caliber (12.7mm) rifle shot destroyed a Turkish M-60A3 tank. Experts have questioned this claim, but if dozens of rounds hit a tank one is sure to cause serious damage.
Jun 24, 2020 - The US Supreme Court Proves Corrupt
The US Supreme Court just reached a new low. President Obama had issued a edit to grant millions of foreigners the right to work in the USA because Congress had refused. President Trump revoked the edict because a federal court ruled it unconstitutional, and because it encouraged more illegal mass immigration. The corrupt Supreme Court just sided with corporate America ruled that President Obama's edicts cannot be rescinded by the current elected President. Here is some background from an old blog post.
Sep 9, 2017 - DACA Caca
DACA is unconstitutional, something informed Americans agree upon. (Caca means shit in Mexican, hence the title.) President Obama created this amnesty program with no legislation, and he openly said because Congress refused to pass his proposed law. Whatever one thinks of the idea, Obama acted as a tyrant on behalf of corporate America that wants to flood our nation with ever more workers to drive down wages. A federal judge halted the program after a year for that reason. If DACA is a good idea, Congress can legislate this as required in a democracy. Executive orders are only for emergencies where Congress cannot act promptly, top secret affairs, or clarifications of vague laws, not for royal proclamations by a President when Congress disagrees.
DACA illegal immigrants had to be younger than age 31 on June 15, 2012, must have come to the U.S. when they were younger than 16, and must have lived in the U.S. since 2007. In August 2012, the Pew Research Center estimated that up to 1.7 million people might be eligible. But what about those who arrived after the current DACA limit, in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016? Must they be included because of the "moral imperative" Obama cited? What about those crossing now? There are no hard records about these foreign invaders, so DACA requirements can be met with no proof.
And once these kids get resident cards (“kids” up to age 36) their parents and siblings can get immediate family visas. So we are talking about tens of millions now here illegally getting SSNs and applying to collect tens of billions of dollars in annual federal benefits, thus opening the door for millions more unskilled and disabled immigrants via immediate family visas. Legal foreigners age 65 and older automatically get SSI checks and Medicaid as “aged” without ever paying a cent in social security or income taxes, as well as younger disabled foreigners who never worked a day in the USA.
Millions of Latinos will continue to pour across our border and millions more who now arrive from Africa after they cross over to South America and claim asylum, then take a bus north (waved thru by several Latin American nations). These "refugees" walk across our lightly defended border, yell asylum and bingo, their kids are here and its not their fault, so they DACA over to the welfare office. In addition, young adults may claim they are only 17 years old to get a visa and welfare benefits as an "unaccompanied minor". Several million "refugees" arrived while Obama was in office since his DACA amnesty suggested open borders. Rewarding bad behavior only encourages more! Recent news reports are that illegal border crossings have dropped sharply since Trump took office, simply because he talked about enforcing immigration laws.
This problem is the result of the two previous amnesties and lax immigration enforcement. Now corporate America demands another amnesty to solve this worldwide overpopulation problem? They spin DACA as a realistic solution, claiming we can't deport people and can't secure our borders, so let's be realistic and give up. But the US government doesn't really try.
Our "Department of Defense" has 1,200,000 active duty personnel and a million civilians, yet only a few hundred are actually assigned to help defend the USA from this invasion. Placing just 10,000 soldiers back on the border would make a big difference, and eliminating the anchor baby loophole is a simple fix. Meanwhile, the insane "diversity visa" program continues to flood the USA with tens of thousands of low skilled Third Worlders each year who are immediately placed in government housing with benefits, and then apply for immediate family visas for an even larger number of relatives.
These unwanted economic refugees are clogging our schools, hospitals, jails, and driving up rents. Meanwhile, corporate America warns that higher minimum wages for Americans are bad since it encourages automation and eliminates jobs, while also promoting DACA to legalize millions of foreigners who take jobs. Poor immigrants pay some taxes, but at a much lower rate than citizens and collect benefits at a much higher rate. Moreover, the USA does not need millions more people clogging our overcrowded cities!
Mass immigration hurts the poorest Americans most, and remains the primary reason that wages remain flat and joblessness (accurately measured by the BLS Labor Participation Rate) remains high. Nearly all the corporate media supports open borders and DACA, with the notable exception of pro-worker and pro-American Tucker Carlson who exposed this plot. Unfortunately, millions of American citizens have been fooled by this anti-worker propaganda. Most don't realize there are 300 million people in the USA and 7 billion people on Earth. Half will come to the USA or any modern nation if allowed, and millions are doing so right now, lured by DACA!
Is rent too expensive? Are roads clogged? Are schools overcrowded? What would happen if millions of illegal visitors were sent home? This is not impossible, Ike did this in the 1950s. Start by deporting illegals jailed for whatever reason since most are set free in the USA. The majority of Americans support this idea and explains why Trump won, yet corporate media says only racists oppose open borders, and even twisted the positive word “nationalist” to mean evil workers crazy enough to resist globalization. Meanwhile corporate billionaires boast how they prefer to hire foreigners to work in the USA rather than citizens to show their support for open borders.
If these millions of Mexicans are such a great economic benefit, Mexico should welcome mass deportations. And they can grant automatic citizenship to the thousands of Africans now crossing Mexico to the USA, instead of busing them to the American border for free. Mexico would boom with more GDP “activity”! America's GDP may stagnate, yet wages will rise, unemployment and federal spending will fall, and cities will be safer and less crowded. DACA is a great corporate marketing scheme to fool Americans, but fundamentally, it's a load of caca!
Jun 22, 2020 - Qualified Immunity
This new color revolution has spawned idiotic ideas that even Jimmy Dore likes. All government employees have basic civil immunity for the actions they take. If your government disability claim is denied, you can't sue the guy who declined it. If you fail a driving test, you can't sue the evaluator. If a cop writes you a ticket, you can't sue him.
If this qualified immunity is eliminated for police, social justice lawyers will file lawsuits daily until all the police force quits. Nearly all suits will be frivolous but the cops will have to hire a lawyer and spend thousands of dollars and waste many hours to defend themselves. Obnoxious millionaires and lawyers will love threatening cops with lawsuits should they try to arrest them or write them a ticket. Cops will be forced to buy $50,000 annual professional insurance so cities will need to pay them extra for that.
There are reforms but these require laws to change. Do they really need to arrest and process people with a night in jail for a DUI? Why not just cite them and drive them home? What about limiting drug raids from 10am to 4pm? No one discusses real change.
Jun 21, 2020 - Has World War II Begun?
The brilliant James Corbett shared his thoughts on this coronavirus lockdown, calling it World War III.
Jun 15, 2020 - Max Igan
This is an interesting guy who rambles a bit and seems lost at times, but he does produce great, short thoughtful videos at times.
Jun 10, 2020 - Police Reform
I was stuck in a room for a few days while on military reserve duty many years ago with a Los Angeles county sheriff deputy. I recall discussing police reform and he said the biggest problem was the union seniority system. This means the most mature and experienced cops spend their last decade in nice, quiet jobs at the airport, wealthy neighborhoods, desk jobs, and VIP escort duty. Rookies are thrown into the most complex and dangerous jobs in tough neighborhoods where they make mistakes and cause incidents. It will be many years before they gain seniority to move to a nicer job so rookie turnover is high. As a result, more manpower is needed for recruiting and training and standards are lowered to meet demand.
He said a rotational system is needed. Identify one-third of positions as high-intensity, one-third medium, and one-third low, then rotate every two years. Rookies would start at low, then medium, so would have four years of experience and maturity before facing high-crime areas. With four years vested they are less likely to quit, especially since after two years they'll move to a nice low-intensity position. This also means lots of police with more than ten years experience in tough neighborhoods. Such benefits were depicted the a great movie about the LAPD "Colors" with Robert Duvall. This would be tough to implement because senior police officers will hate the idea, but with retirement in sight, they cannot quit.
Jun 8, 2020 - Trump's Trade War Victory
Trade wars are called trade negotiations in other nations, and amongst knowledgeable Americans. Trade war is a term used by anti-American corporate shills who don't care about fair trade and American jobs. For example, as the coronavirus lockdowns ended, nations began allowing international flights. China took advantage of this change to expand market share by not allowing foreign airlines to return to operating in China. The Trump administration responded quickly, and announced that flights by Chinese airlines into the United States would be banned until China opened back up to American airlines. China quickly backed down and this great news was mostly ignored by corporate media.
Jun 1, 2020 - Man Was Launched into Space in the 1960s
In the news:
While Russia saluted the United States, it also stressed Sunday it was puzzled by the frenzy unleashed by what many hailed as the dawn of a new era. "We don't really understand the hysteria sparked by the successful launch of a Crew Dragon spacecraft," Roscosmos spokesman Vladimir Ustimenko said.
This was my reaction too!
May 30, 2020 - Youtubing
My Youtube channel is growing slowly. I had my first encounter with censorship just 10 minutes after posting "The Destruction of Libya in 2011." It was taken down and I received a notice that it was inappropriate. It had an option to appeal that I assumed was fruitless but tried it anyway, stating that I had no idea how it violated Youtube guidelines, other than upsetting powerful people. Then I posted another video sure to upset the powerful: "The 2003 Conquest of the Republic of Georgia" to see if it was "appropriate." That video remained up and I was surprised when the Libya video was restored three hours later.
May 25, 2020 - 3,000,000 Deaths in the USA This Year
The New York Times just had a front page story about the 100,000 Americans killed by the Coronavirus thus far this year. To put this in perspective, look a the latest annual death figures from the federal Center for Disease Control. The latest they have is 2017:
Deaths and Mortality
Data are for the U.S.
Number of deaths for leading causes of death:
Any reasonable person agrees that thousands of Coronavirus victims would have died this year anyway since most were over that age 70 while others had serious health problems. It has also become clear this 100,000 figure is exaggerated for political reasons. Note there have always been other types of Coronavirus, and I suspect deaths from these older strains are added to COVID-19 death stats. The federal government agreed to pay for all Coronavirus hospital costs. Given that some 30% of Americans have no health insurance, and those with health insurance rarely pay co-pays upon death, there is a strong incentive to mark death certificates to collect reimbursement.
Since many listed as Coronavirus deaths would have died this year anyway, one can drag that 100,000 figure down to 80,000. With that figure we'll see a 2.7% increase in the deaths in the United States this year. The year is not over, but I'm not sure this qualifies as a pandemic that requires wrecking the economy. Note that ending lockdowns does not require anyone to go out in public. Anyone who disagrees is free to shelter at home for as long as they like. If the salaries of government leaders went unpaid during this lockdown it would have ended much sooner.
May 23, 2020 - Understanding China
I know much more about China than the average American. I've read a couple of books and visited Hong Kong for a few days with a day trip across the border, so I know very little. All we hear from our media is the evils of China, but comments from Americans who live or traveled there for weeks are quite different. For example, watch this short interview with Danny Haiphong: Should America Aspire To Be More Like China? He's a Vietnamese-American if that matters.
May 18, 2020 - Bank Bailouts?
It seems these extended lockdowns are intended to cause chaos to hide the trillions of dollars provided to the bankers in March. Note that if the economy tanked, it would be a few months before banks faced problems by people defaulting on loans and mortgages. So help might be needed in July, but they got trillions just as this downturn began! Recall the Fed had been giving them billions of dollars in near zero interest loans in the months before this virus, so were they in serious trouble already, or just seeking more profits? Their corporate media refuses to cover this story.
May 17, 2020 - Obama's Other Scandals Worse Than ObamaGate
Jimmy Dore has a great report on openly corrupt President Obama and his treasonous activity to prevent President Trump from taking office.
May 15, 2020 - G2mil Was Correct!
I was skimming thru my blog and noticed this prediction from a year ago:
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.
May 11, 2020 - We Can Now See UFOs
Our media barely mentioned that the US Navy recently admitted the improperly released camera footage of UFOs is authentic. We can now see more of them because FLIR (Forward Looking InfraRed) cameras are now common for military fighter aircraft. UFOs have true stealth technology to hide from radar, but can't hide from infrared cameras. Radar is active since it sends out signals so UFOs know someone is trying to track them and from where. Infrared is passive, so they don't know until an aircraft gets close and they see it.
Joe Rogan had a great show where the former Navy pilot of one incident explained a UFO encounter. A prominent professor recently did a TED talk where he stated everyone knows UFOs are real and we must openly discuss this issue. Of course TED flagged the video for promoting conspiracies.
May 3, 2020 - RC Models Continue to Advance
Here is an impressive video of a radio-controlled model airplane capable of flying 466 mph (750 kph). I am very impressed with its simple, robust design and short take-off capability. The US military continues to ignores the value of this technology.
May 2, 2020 - Ex-Green Beret Led Failed Attempt to Oust Venezuela's Maduro
I was shocked that the AP conducted a serious investigation into odd CIA activities. Of course the rest of our media mostly ignored it. I doubt that our CIA did not provide any support.
May 1, 2020 - Tales of the American Empire
I am still producing short historical videos, posting one very two weeks. My latest are: "The Senseless Battle of Peleliu" and "Football Star Murdered in Afghanistan."
Apr 26, 2020 - There is no Pandemic
I was at Walmart today. Everyone is tired of the pandemic BS. There are no bodies on the streets, no constant scream of ambulances, and most don't know anyone who died from it. Most at Walmart didn't wear masks and some employees did not. The hearing aid store and nail salon were closed for no sane reason. Its time to get back work as America did in the winter of 2017-18 when more died from the flu than have died from the COVID-19, whose numbers are inflated.
Anyone who objects or expresses concerns for working Americans or small businesses is demeaned and denounced. Did you know that if we shut down road traffic in the USA that would save 37,000 lives in just one year! Should we do that? Health experts might say yes, everyone should always stay home to stay safe.
Apr 19, 2020 - Stimulus Checks to the Banks
Americans are happy with their stimulus checks, and so are the banks. I suspect half of this money will be used to pay credit card debt or cover mortgage and car payments.
Apr 12, 2020 - COVID-19 and GIs
I've noted before that COVID-19 stats on American servicemen are interesting since they are mostly younger and must not have serious health conditions to serve. Military.com reported on April 7th: "Of 1,521 service members who have tested positive, one has passed away, a 57-year-old New Jersey Army National Guardsman."
Also of interest is the negative effects of lockdowns. The US Air Force Academy kept its 1000 seniors on campus in a partial lockdown so they could graduate in May. Two have committed suicide.
Apr 10, 2020 - Dr. Oz and the Virus Cure
I was shocked to see the famous Dr. Oz do a great interview about hydroxychloroquine treatment for COVID-19, one that President Trump has advocated. I was not shocked that even Dr. Oz was ignored by the corporate media and only covered by RT. The resistance by medical "experts" is probably the result of the "not invented here" rejection by government bureaucrats. They have spent years studying such viruses and their organization got billions of dollars to prepare for something like COVID-19. They have no solution so reject evidence from regular MDs on the street who tell them hydroxychloroquine is effective. Hydroxychloroquine treatment was not discovered by an expensive lab, but when the Chinese noticed that Lupus patients who take hydroxychloroquine were not affected by exposure to COVID-19.
A second reason is the power of Big Pharma that is excited to come up with a cure or vaccine for which they will charge many thousands of dollars. Hydroxychloroquine has been used for decades so is there is no patent and sold cheap as a generic drug. The third reason is that President Trump realized all this and made treatment quickly possible despite opposition by "experts", Big Pharma, and the corporate media. They scream about dangerous side effects of hydroxychloroquine. But all medications might have side effects, just read the warning label on every medication bottle to include over the counter drugs! Tylenol can kill you if you take too much.
Watch Dr. Oz debunk our corporate media.
Apr 5, 2020 - COVID-19 Deception
How serious is this virus? For February and March 2020, 1,150 people in New York died from coranavirus, out of 446,778 total deaths. There were 24,741 deaths from pneumonia. Coronavirus deaths surged in April, but still represent a tiny part of dying New Yorkers.
Have you seen "news" stories about trailers full of dead bodies in New York? Are we to believe that an increase of less than a half of 1% in NYC deaths has overwhelmed the mortuary system?
New York is not reporting flu deaths this year.
"Pediatric influenza-associated deaths reported (including NYC)Page 6Weekly Influenza Surveillance ReportLocal health departments report pediatric influenza-associated deaths to NYSDOH.Flu-associated deaths in children younger than 18 years old are nationally notifiable. Influenza-associated deaths in persons 18years and older are not notifiable."
This is not a national ban, that adult flu deaths "are not notifiable". Why? The CDC certainly wants that data. Nevada state stats are reported and show that Flu deaths still exceed Coronavirus deaths.
Claimed coronavirus deaths in NYC are several times higher than all other cities. Might the New York Democratic political machine manipulate data to make Trump look bad, especially Governor Cuomo with presidential ambitions who could be chosen by party delegates should Biden's mental condition worsen? Notice that Cuomo is holding frequent news conferences covered by all the national news networks.
Also note the large numbers of on-line trolls and media hacks who attack anyone who questions the severity of this virus, even if they cite government statistics? None are allowed on corporate media. The few who spoke out were fired. This is the same pattern in every major political power play in the USA. Meanwhile, everyone has forgot about the trillions of dollars Congress just gave Wall Street.
Apr 4, 2020 - Incompetent Admirals
You may have heard about the firing of a US Navy Captain who sent out letters demanding more help with a virus outbreak on his ship. One was leaked to the press and embarrassed the Navy. One can debate his action, but it is clear that Navy Admirals proved arrogant and political idiots. This was a high profile incident, so if they wanted to fire him, wait a few months until attention shifts, then find a different excuse to fire him.
Mar 30, 2020 - 343 GIs Have Coronavirus, None Died
There are no elderly or persons with serious health problems in the US military. So most are told to stay home for two weeks and they are fine. I was watching a video from Dr. Stephen Greer MD. He said that nearly everyone will eventually get this virus, it will float around for years. The current effort is to spread out the infection rate over a year so hospitals can treat sickly people who contract the disease. Otherwise they may be overwhelmed and lack the needed ventilators to save lives.
He does say this is one of the most deadly stains so those vulnerable must be careful. Why not "lock down" those age 70 and older, like no airline or bus travel? Let younger get back to work at places like restaurants, but use the posted fire code capacity and say only half as many people can come inside and chairs must be six feet from other tables. Reopen the schools, except for sickly children and teachers, and with no recess but staggered lunch times.
Mar 29, 2020 - Why Bernie Sanders Supported the Corrupt Stimulus Bill
Jimmy Dore interviewed the brilliant progressive Matt Stoller about the recent corrupt stimulus bill where workers got 10% of the money and Wall Street got the rest. He says most leftists are stupid, says Bernie Sanders is lazy and spineless, and states Joe Biden is corrupt.
Mar 28, 2020 - Influenza is Deadlier
“Right now, in real time, behind the backs of the coronavirus, is the every-year, plain-old influenza. Some 12,000 people have died, with over 13 million infected from influenza just between October 2019 and February 2020. The death toll is screamingly higher (as of this writing, coronavirus has infected 60,653 and killed 819 Americans). Bluntly: more people have already died of influenza in the U.S. than from the coronavirus in China, Iran, and Italy combined. Double in fact.”
Note that such stats never appear in our corporate media even though he linked them for easy reference. During this "crisis" the Senate quickly voted 96-0 to give trillions of dollars to Wall Street and corporate America. The House of Representatives was not allowed to debate or research details as Nancy Pelosi promised not to call them back from recess and do a “voice vote.” One Congressman called for a recorded vote and House rules require one when even just one member demands it. He was ignored and Pelosi rubber stamped the Senate bill. President Trump is hailed a hero, even though his fiscal irresponsibility helped cause this financial crisis.
Mar 22, 2020 - Coronavirus Hoax?
I am no medical expert but can check stats. Take a look at the flu stats at the Southern Nevada Health District (aka Las Vegas metro area). As of March 7th, the flu has killed 39 people while news reports that one died from the COVID-19 virus. The Type A flu killed 28, or 28 times more than the COVID-19 virus. Updated stats should appear this week, but the media reported a second death from COVID-19 in Las Vegas, with no mention of the others killed by Type A flu. I expect COVID-19 deaths to rise quickly, but will be surprised if they exceed the Type A flu deaths.
Mar 21, 2020 - Unfit News in the USA; Mass Vote Fraud
One issue never allowed in American corporate news is vote fraud. Jimmy Dore just did a great video about probable vote fraud in the Democratic primaries.
Mar 16, 2020 - Is the Coronavirus a Distraction?
I'm thinking that the Coronavirus scare is a distraction from the $3 trillion the Fed just created to save the banks after huge losses in their derivatives casinos. Sanity from another blog:
The Coronavirus Conundrum as interpreted by Average Joe.
Reporter: "Excuse me sir, have you been
tested for coronavirus yet?"
Here we witness Average Joe thinks logically. Since there are more people infected with influenza than coronavirus and the symptoms are the same and more people have died, he should be tested for influenza before coronavirus. But the media isn't focused on influenza, they want people to be afraid of coronavirus because of the huge amount of attention it is getting in the press around the world. And that's the truth.
Mar 14, 2020 - Fake Pandemic?
I've seen several pandemic scares over the years. Here is a reasonable view posted on another website:
A doctor who attended a COVID-related conference in the Billinson medical center in Israel had published some of the key notes, which confirm my opinion that the corona scare is massively exaggerated by many people:
1) Most infected will only have the symptoms of a common cold (as with 4 other known strains of coronaviruses).
Mar 9, 2020 - More Greer
I haven't blogged about Dr. Steven Greer's videos for a long time after watching his great collection of UFO testimonies. He did another last year that is worth an hour and a half of your life.
Mar 8, 2020 - Rigged Primary?
One topic off-limit for discussion by our media is possible manipulation of the voting process. It is obvious the powers that be are worried about the rise of Bernie Sanders. Joe Biden is a horrible prospect for many reasons and had finished poorly in the first three state primaries. Then he did great in South Carolina, then all the others suddenly dropped out a day or two before Super-Tuesday and endorsed him? With all their efforts, campaign contributions, and volunteer support, wouldn't they wait to see how Super-Tuesday turned out?
Buttigieg did better than Biden in three of those four primaries, but dropped out? The other candidates endorsed Biden, who is clearly the worse choice to run against Trump. Two weeks ago everyone assumed that Biden would soon drop out, but he suddenly surged for no reason and became the front runner? None of this makes sense!
Mar 1, 2020 - Tom Steyer Drops Out
This means I won't see a dozen of his idiotic campaign ads each day. He seems like a smart, decent guy, but his key issues were climate change and term limits? This billionaire and his staff have no clue what working class people are concerned about.
Feb 29, 2020 - Buttigieg is the Deep State Candidate
It is obvious that Buttigieg is the Deep State candidate. How else does an unknown former mayor of the fourth largest city in Indiana suddenly become a front runner backed by billionaires?
A direct commission to naval intelligence is obviously a CIA
cover. This website
has info on his odd military service, to include photos of him with top
Feb 23, 2020 - Bernie Sanders is not a Socialist
Corporate America dislikes government regulation so dislikes Bernie Sanders. For example, he suggests that the government should set price controls on drugs, like all other modern nations. He suggests that billionaires should not pay a lower tax rate than working Americans. These are sane and popular ideas. Sanders does not argue that the US government should take over Exxon, General Motors or Boeing. That -- would be socialism. A large part of the American economy is already socialist, like public schools, police and fire departments, parks, roads, water supplies, and our military. Sanders main issue is Medicare-for-all. Medical care would still be provided by the private sector, but paid for via a simple government insurance scheme, rather that a profit seeking racket. I explained this a few years ago.
Mar 17, 2012 - America's Absurd Health Care System
For those fooled by our corporate media, America's health care system is a disaster. Compared to all other modern nations, ours costs twice as much and delivers below average care. Unfortunately, Obamacare makes things worse, since it was crafted by the insurance companies. It requires all Americans to buy their overpriced insurance plans. The great Wendell Potter recently wrote about a wealthy lady who sued Obama for the right not to be insured, but ended up in a hospital and skipped out on her bills. However, I do agree that citizens should not be required to buy private health insurance, or fined for not doing so.
We don't need coercion, but do need a taxpayer funded national health health care plan, like all other modern nations, because its far too complicated to function in the "free market." Insurance companies are out to destroy the extremely successful Medicare program, claiming that it has failed to control rising costs. However, Medicare is in trouble because it has succeeded in providing low-cost health care to seniors, so they are living much longer, and driving up costs. Should we solve the problem by raising the Medicare payroll tax from 1.45% to 1.80% to account for its success at increasing our lifespan, or institute a maximum age of 80? After age 80, you're past your expected lifespan, so your Medicare coverage ends -- good bye and good luck. I suspect most Americans would choose the tax increase, if only Obama had the courage to propose this choice.
Fixing our dysfunctional health care system is complex. The first step is for the federal government to get its own house in order. It funds separate, confusing plans that should be combined. For example, several million Americans are covered by Veterans Health Administration, several million through the complex TRICARE system for military families and retirees, and several million through a system for federal employees. These systems don't share offices, hospitals, computers, or providers. Thousands of Americans are covered by all three systems, and some hop around amongst them. The first step to fixing our national health care system is to establish "FEDCARE" to merge these three systems into one. That would save billions of dollars a year by cutting overhead and provide better care by sharing resources.
Corporate America fears the end to their insurance racket, yet knows that Americans have been programmed to hate socialists, so calls Sanders one. He is the only Democratic candidate who can defeat Trump. Sanders can excite non-voting Americans to come out and roll the dice for change. Trump got them last time, but did nothing, yet Sanders won't get a chance. Corporate America controls the DNC who will ensure Sanders does not get the nomination. The first step is to smear him as a crazy socialist who can't beat Trump.
Feb 22, 2020 - Blagojevich
President Trump just did something good! He commuted the sentence for a railroaded man. This is best understood by reading an old G2mil post:
May 27, 2012 - Three Felonies a Day
I just finished "Three Felonies a Day", a good book about our corrupt legal system. It details several recent court cases in our oppressive "justice" system, which this respected criminal defense lawyer, Harvey Silvergate, compares to that of the Soviet Union. The title reflects his observation that federal interpretations of criminal law have become so broad that the average professional (doctor, lawyer, administrator, officer, congressmen) commits three felonies a day.
If federal authorities want to dispose of someone, they investigate their recent activities and concoct vague charges of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, false statements, racketeering, mail fraud, or wire fraud. The target is indicted, demeaned by the cooperative corporate press, forced to resign, and usually imprisoned for years after a lengthy kangaroo court. Prosecutors routinely bribe witnesses through extortion or threats of imprisonment, while the judge pretends all is proper.
A recent example is that of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. I'm not sure why he was targeted for removal, but on December 8, 2008 he threatened to stop the state’s dealings with Bank of America after it suddenly ended its line-of-credit to a local business, which was forced to shutdown its factory in Chicago and layoff hundreds of workers. He directed all state agencies to stop conducting business with Bank of America to pressure the company to make the loans. John Douglas, a former general counsel for the FDIC and attorney for Bank of America, publicly called Blagojevich "dangerous."
The very next day, Governor Blagojevich was arrested at his home by federal agents and charged with corruption. The Justice Department's 20-count felony complaint alleged that the Governor conspired to "to obtain personal gain ... through the corrupt use" of his authority to fill Obama's vacated Senate seat, claiming that in wiretapped recordings Blagojevich discussed his desire to get something in exchange for an appointment to the seat. The Feds had wiretapped him for months, and all they learned is that he had a foul mouth. Perhaps the "powers that be" directed Blagojevich to appoint someone, and he refused. Then he threatened profits of Bank of America, which like most large American banks is quasi-criminal organization.
Blogjevich was charged with trying to trade political favors, something all American politicians do on a daily basis. One can review President Obama's foreign ambassador appointments to learn that most were major donors to his political campaign, yet that is not considered criminal. Congressmen push through "earmarks" to reward specific political backers with federal contracts, but that is not considered corrupt.
Blagojevich was never charged with taking a bribe, like suitcase of cash. The criminality of the charges were so vague that his first trial resulted in a hung jury, so he was put through the ringer for a second year and finally convicted. The prosecutor's key witness was his former chief-of-staff who was arrested and threatened with five years in prison for "conspiracy." He agreed to plead guilty and testify against Blagojevich in return for just a 10-day jail sentence. As in all cases, his plea agreement was contingent on satisfactory testimony that resulted in a conviction of his former boss, an open form of extortion that the judge endorsed.
Blagojevich is now in federal prison for 14 years, as a non-violent, first-time offender -- for what? Trading political favors, something everyone in Congress and the White House does every day? He never even received a favor for filling the senate seat; he was convicted of conspiring to get something in return, which was never specified. One thing is certain, no one in power has threatened a major U.S. bank since Blagojevich was crucified. And who ended up in that Senate seat? CIA agent Mark Kirk.
Feb 18, 2020 - Army Incompetence
Here is a book review of interest, from a West Point whistleblower. Taxpayers spend a half million dollars to produce each graduate, yet the school is second rate.
Feb 16, 2020 - Skip Breakfast
Even television star Dr. Oz now says to skip breakfast. I started four months ago due to the logic presented by the great Dr. Berg. Eat perfectly healthy all the time and you can eat breakfast, but very few people are willing to eat perfectly. I like to eat a couple cookies a week, a donut, some ice cream or candy, a few alcoholic drinks ect. I exercise and watch my diet, but this cheating will add a couple pounds a year. That sounds okay, but means ten pounds added in five years and twenty in ten years.
The way to burn fat is not to exercise or take strange pills. Your body burns fat when it has no more food. This means not just the stomach is empty but the intestines and the extra sugar stored in the liver. For most people this does not occur until after they haven't eaten for ten hours, just as they start eating breakfast. So skip that to allow a few hours of fat burning time to get rid of the ounce of fat you added yesterday.
This is difficult at first, but drinking two cups of coffee (without sugar) and adding a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to suppress appetite and one of MCT coconut oil for fat energy makes it easier. After a few weeks your mind adjusts and skipping breakfast is normal, and saves time and money!
Feb 10, 2020 - I Love Hypocrisy
This reminds me of stories of First Lady Obama taking large military jets to attend global warming events, and Al Gore's mansion using 20 times more electricity than the average American.
Feb 9, 2020 - Another Hyped Virus Scare
Remember the absurd Ebola virus scare of 2014?
Oct 25, 2014 - Please Stop the Ebola Stories!
Our media barely mentioned that the nurse who contracted Ebola from a patient in Dallas has been cured and released from the hospital. She was flown to the White House for an Obama hug.
Ebola is like the flu. It can kill those in poor health who don't get prompt medical attention, except it is much more difficult to spread than various strains of the common flu that kill 36,000 Americans each year. Everyone should accept that this was a massive media hoax and demand that "news" outlets go back to reporting news.
Now we have the coronavirus scare of 2020 that has killed fewer than 400 Chinese, and just one American. Meanwhile, the 2017-2018 flu season killed 79,000 Americans.
Feb 2, 2020 - Creating Trillions of Dollars
Whatever the Federal Reserve is doing to keep the American economy from crashing is massive, as this article points out:
"According to the data made available on the public website of the New York Fed, since September 17, 2019 it has funneled a cumulative total of $6.6 trillion to some of the 24 trading houses on Wall Street that are known as its “primary dealers.”
Feb 1, 2020 - A Penny for Your View
I've been reading and watching about the Youtube pay formula. It depends on the country of viewers (because viewers from wealthier nations have more income to spend), and demographics (older people are less influenced by advertising). Basically it comes down to around a penny per view.
But one can't just sign up and start collecting pennies. One must have 1000 subscribers first. This may seem unfair but a corporation hasn't the time and customer service people to deal with millions wanting to collect a few dollars each month. This also means that a popular video may not earn anything. A viral video may get a million views, which is $10,000 at a penny a view, but without a 1000 subscribers beforehand it earns zero. Subscribing costs nothing and causes a notification to be sent whenever a new video is posted. A viral video may attract a couple hundred prolific subscribers, but most viewers will first look to see if good videos are posted regularly.
I enjoy creating content for my new video channel: Tales of the American Empire and post a new one every two weeks. At this time it has 308 subscribers for the first ten months. I recently learned that 10-year Youtuber Joe Rogan is the most popular talk show host in the USA, attracting more viewers than any of the television talk show hosts. Each show usually exceeds a million views! His formula for success is to invite interesting guests, rather than celebrities promoting corporate entertainment.
Jan 30, 2020 - Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders is leading in the polls and some are excited that he might win the nomination. I doubt it. He must have 50% of the delegates going to the convention to win. If he has less, after the first vote corrupt Democratic party rules allow the unelected corporate sponsored “superdelegates” to vote, who are all against Sanders. Since the other leading candidates are all corporate funded, they will cut deals and one will emerge as the Democratic party candidate. Meanwhile, Trump will survive impeachment because he does 90% of what his fellow billionaires want. He is their best candidate to run against Sanders. If Trump is ousted, the Republicans will nominate a corporate clown and lose millions of voters, some of whom would vote for Sanders to upset the system.
Jan 20, 2020 - EMALS
Two years ago, I wrote about the US Navy's biggest scandal, the EMALS disaster. The Navy's newest aircraft carrier can't reliably launch jet aircraft. It continued to fail and after a two year break to fix problems, has just began launching and recovering aircraft again. We are told all problems were fixed with a software update. I hope so, but after reading about problems with its elevators EMALS may be unfixable.
It sounds simple to input the aircraft weight and the system provides the exact electrical power needed to properly launch an aircraft, and this works at land bases where the launch rails never move. The problem with the elevators and EMALS is that a moving carrier moves. It twists and rolls and bends every so slightly and so do the electromagnetic rails. But just a .5mm shift reduces the launch output, and up to 5mm misalignment eliminates launch power. There is no way to know the precise alignment of the rails for each launch since they constantly flex. There is also the huge maintenance issue of electrical cables exposed just below the deck, but it seems the only way this new carrier can reliably launch aircraft is in dry dock.
Jan 19, 2020 - America's Fundamental Misunderstanding of China
Here is a great 4-minute video of Kishore Mahbubani explaining basic change in China. Note his other videos to the right.
Jan 12, 2020 - Did Pompeo Graduate from High School?
Commenting on the assassination of an Iranian leader, American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the world:
“There is no doubt that there were a series of imminent attacks that were being by plotted by Soleimani. We don’t know precisely when and we don’t know precisely where — but it was real.”
Jan 6, 2020 - American Media Control
The current crisis in Iraq provides an excellent example of how information is controlled in the USA. No one on corporate TV criticized the assassination, some just noted it was problematic. Then big media ignored key follow on stories. These were carried by the somewhat independent government funded "Stripes."
So they quickly retaliated but Trump did nothing, and this is not mentioned.
Note that "Stripes" only allows a few page views before requiring a subscription. But if you delete your browser history you can view several more pages.
The USA now faces two big problems. Iraqis want American troops out and most Americans agree. Now the spinmasters must explain why American troops must stay. The US military now faces a tough logistics problem. Bases in Iraq are supplied via trucks driven by local Iraqis. Most drivers will refuse to work in sympathy with protestors or fear of them. Resupply by airlift is not practical, so thousands more American troops will be needed as drivers who will be vulnerable to attack.
Jan 5, 2020 - No Rights for GIs
I am disturbed that no one in Congress or the media is disturbed that our military now kicks out servicemen for belonging to legal religious and political groups. They did not violate any law or military order, but if some radical doxers file complaints they are kicked out. Here are recent examples that include:
“Army investigators started looking into Dalton Woodward and Trent East, both members of a neo-pagan sect called the Asatru Folk Assembly, earlier this year after the activist group Atlanta Antifascists published a report linking the two men to the controversial sect of paganism identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group.”
I know nothing about these groups and don’t care what they discuss. But what happened to freedom of religion and association in the USA? It is okay to be white, and okay to be a nationalist, but not both? Too bad the ACLU no longer attempts to protect everyone's rights after it was overrun by communists.
Jan 3, 2020 - Pushing the Youtube Envelope
My Youtube series is doing well so I've done a few on recent history that may upset the powerful. For example, my latest is: The Empire's Fake War on Terror.
Jan 2, 2020 - 2 SS Panthers vs. 21 US Shermans
Mark Felton's Youtube channel produces excellent historical videos. The volume and quality is so good that it must be a production team. Best of all he doesn't dodge unpleasant history. For example, this shocking video highlights a 1945 battle where two German Panther tanks attacked 21 American Sherman tanks. The Germans destroyed several and the rest of Sherman crews quickly surrendered.
Jan 1, 2020 - The Empire Nova
This year's theme compares the American Empire to a star that glows brightest just before it quickly burns out. The US government can no longer borrow all the money it needs to grow. The US Congress and President work with the Fed to create hundreds of billions of dollars each year in computers that it spends for real things. This has destabilized world markets and most nations are developing options to function outside the US dollar.
Carlton Meyer editorG2mil@Gmail.com
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