Putin’s Futile Yearend Diplomatic Outreach to the US and UK – “f diplomacy worked with Washington, Britain, and their imperial partners, world peace and stability would replace endless wars. They rage with virtually no prospects for resolution, things likely to worsen in the new year. On Sunday, Putin extended holiday season greetings to ruling authorities in numerous countries, as well as to heads of international organizations. It’s a gracious diplomatic gesture any time of year, a waste of time in dealings with the US and UK, partners in Russophobic rage” – Stephen Lendman
Don’t Miss This Year’s Holiday Blockbuster: Russians of the Caribbean! – “Anti-Russia hysteria in the United States notched up several degrees this month after the Kremlin dispatched a couple TU-160 to Venezuela, triggering speculation that Vladimir Putin was preparing to open an airbase in the Caribbean Sea. It is not too difficult to imagine the sort of response there would be if Russia truly did attempt to do the exact thing that the US is doing today, and that is militarize those states in the near proximity of the US which have poor relations with Washington. We would almost certainly be forced to ponder the thermonuclear implications of a second ‘Cuban Missile Crisis’ as the hawks in Washington would screech in one voice about the “imperialistic ambitions” of Moscow, or some such nonsense.” – Robert Bridge
Police Ready With New Tech To Keep New Year’s Eve Celebrations Safe – “This year’s beefed-up security includes something new — extra eyes in the sky. The NYPD announced it is deploying drones to help guard the event. They will join a network of more than 1,200 cameras trained on the celebration, CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported.” – CBS2 – NOTHING LIKE HAVING DRONES WATCH EVERYTHING YOU DO, THE NEW NORM IS COMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Obama has a wall! Trump uses ex-president’s DC home to argue for HIS border barrier, as three senior advisers cast doubt on his campaign promise being fulfilled and the shutdown rumbles on – Emily Goodin and Ariel Zilber
Forecast 2019: Ding Ding ! Margin Call USA – “Welcome to the American hall of mirrors… and mind the broken glass all over the floor. That’s Nature’s way of saying the country has run out room to punk itself. 2018 was the consolidation of bad faith in everything we do: politics, the news media, economics & finance, show biz, regular biz, jurisprudence, medicine, education, and relations between men and women — the year of peak dishonesty and self-deception.” – James Howard Kunstler
The Roar of Stupidity is Now Deafening – “The Great Ponzi has climbed to the ultimate tier of its inverted pyramid, and neither the Plunge Protection Team nor the Fed (nor even Trump) are going to prevent its failure. Exactly how such a massive, inverted pyramid topples, I’m not sure, as it is too complex; but topple it certainly will do … and IS now doing.” – David Haggith
Deep State / New World Order Runs Deep – “If we review some of what President Trump has drawn the most criticisms we will see what he has attacked are globalist ideas or agendas. The most obvious is the open border along the U.S. southern border. Another was pulling out of the Paris Accord, climate change agreement, rewriting NAFTA and still another was dismantling Obamacare. This is to say nothing of the trade war with China, a communist, globalist nation.” – Rory Hall
VERSE FOR THE DAY
Ecclesiastes 7:5 It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.
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