North Korea to Test ICBM: War Looms Large in Pacific – “The leaders of Russia, the US and China could set differences aside and concentrate on a joint effort to tackle this particular problem. The alternative is a military action taken by the United States that is much more likely to escalate into a full-blown regional confrontation with a million-man North Korean army and unpredictable consequences. Perhaps, an international effort has a slim chance to succeed, but a military strike would kill any hopes to avoid a war.”
A Tale of Two Dodgy Dossiers: Putin, Trump MI6 and the CIA – “This is the core of the Washington elite’s problem with a possible ‘bromance’ between Putin and Trump: their recent humiliating defeat in Syria at the hands of Russia via the defeat of their proxy army ISIS and the exposure of the fact that ISIS really is a proxy army for Washington. Real cooperation between the Trump administration and Russia in dealing with proxy terrorism in the Middle East (and around the world) poses a serious threat to the US position as an arrogant global hegemon because proxy terrorism is one of the primary means by which US hegemony is secured.”
Will the CIA Assassinate Trump? “He’s Being Really Dumb For Questioning Russia Conclusions” – “President-elect Trump is defying the will of the deep state, military industrial complex base of ultimate power in the United States. That is why he is treading dangerous waters, and risks the fate of JFK.”
Massive die-off of sea creatures from California to Alaska — Animals starving as food chains continue to collapse — Mass starvation events plague West Coast — Scientist: “Felt like I was doing nothing but counting dead animals” — TV: Deaths really quite troubling (VIDEO)
Follow the Money – ” So, here we are the average, everyday citizen attempting to do the right thing and care for our families, friends and communities while these criminal gangs do everything within their power to strip us bare of everything. The laws of the land are being rewritten to better protect the criminals and while at the same time being strengthened to better strangle the citizens”
ISIS Booby-Trapping Christian Children’s Toys With Bombs In Iraq – “ISIS will kill an infidel at any cost and they never miss an opportunity to reach a sickening new low. The barbarians couldn’t drive all of the Christians out of the Nineveh Plains in Iraq, so they are compensating by targeting innocent children with explosive toys and landmines.”
The Economic Risk of Ignoring Arithmetic – “As we enter 2017, the great risk for investors is not in missing out in an exhausted run that already rivals the 1929 and 2000 extremes, but in failing to contemplate a 50-60% market retreat over the completion of the current cycle. For now, the stock market is now much like Wile E. Coyote temporarily hovering just past the edge of a cliff. The moment of descent isn’t clear, but I believe it would be a mistake to climb onto his shoulders.” – John P. Hussman
Jerry Brown Wants 42% Gas Tax Hike to Bail Out CalPERS – “Gov. Brown has little flexibility to raise taxes to fund CalPERS, because “Taxifornia” already has the highest personal tax rate of 13.3 percent and its sixth highest corporate rate of 8.84 percent. “
VERSE FOR THE DAY
Exodus 23:24 Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images.
LYRIC FOR THE WEEK
You may be a construction worker working on a home
You may be living in a mansion or you might live in a dome
You might own guns and you might even own tanks
You might be somebody’s landlord you might even own banks.
But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes
You’re gonna have to serve somebody,
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you’re gonna have to serve somebody.
( Gotta Serve Somebody – Bob Dylan )