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Alexei Navalny: 12 June Anti-Corruption Protests
Navalny: План патриотов: выходим на улицу, чтобы отпраздновать День России.
Алексей Навальный: [Eng subtitles]: Мы не получили ответов, поэтому надо продолжать.
@Navalny: 12 Apr 2017: 14:09 hrs:
— Alexey Navalny (@navalny) April 12, 2017
“What I am seeing is that patriots took to the streets on [March] 26 and they were confronted by traitors and thieves,” Navalny said in a video message. “What should patriots like us do? They ought to celebrate Russia Day.”
“On June 12, on Russia Day, I call on all patriots in the country, regardless of their political views, to join anticorruption rallies with Russian flags and with a renewed demand for answers to our reasonable questions,” he added.
The March 26 protests were the biggest antigovernment demonstrations in Russia since a series of rallies that Navalny helped lead in 2011-12.
Police detained more than 1,000 people in Moscow alone.
Navalny urged people to take to the streets across Russia on June 12 to “show clearly and uncompromisingly that — no, guys, we are not withdrawing our claims about corruption.”
“We will never do it, because corruption in Russia is the cause of poverty, the cause of low wages, the cause of the terrible state of all branches of the economy,” he continued.
Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkosky, a Putin foe who spent 10 years in prison and now lives in Europe, has called for protests on April 29.
Navalny did not mention that in his video message.
Wag the Dog: Ol Shoe: Morse Code Courage Mom
Wag the Dog is a 1997 black comedy film produced and directed by Barry Levinson. The screenplay by Hilary Henkin and David Mamet was loosely adapted from Larry Beinhart’s novel American Hero. The film stars Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro, with Anne Heche, Denis Leary, and William H. Macy in supporting roles. The film follows a Washington, D.C. spin doctor (De Niro) who, mere days before a presidential election, distracts the electorate from a sex scandal by hiring a Hollywood film producer (Hoffman) to construct a fake war with Albania. Wag the Dog was released one month before the outbreak of the Lewinsky scandal and the subsequent bombing of the Al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Sudan by the Clinton administration, which prompted the media to draw comparisons between the film and reality. Trailer. Clips: Plane Scene; Good Ol Shoe Morse Code: Courage Mom; Justify the War Machine.
EoP MC Interpretation to Navalny incl Ref to Wag Dog
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EoP TRC: Truth & Reconciliation Commission or WiP: NNR Aluminum/Steele et al Scorpion Wars?
@ItsMegNotMegan @Cernovich @EliLake @maggieNYT @AmbassadorRice @RamzanKadyrov @StevenLHall1 @McFaul @MollyMcKew @Healing_USA @GoldenTalon @ValeriePlame @ishaantharoor @SCMP_News @CPECBalochistan Int: EoP TRC or WiP AI Scorpion Wars https://t.co/O244XvzQsUhttps://t.co/AxO50Sxr6m
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— EoP MILED Clerk (@EoPMiledClerk) April 17, 2017
EoP Truth and Reconciliation
All EoP National and New World Order Social Contract Legal Submissions — see for example: The Citizen v Robert McBride & EoP v Nobel — are essentially Truth and Reconciliation submissions; which (a) educate the parties in any particular resource dispute about the root causes of the resource dispute; (b) clearly and simply clarify the root causes of resource conflict: ‘right to breed/consume’ clauses of international law ; and (b) provide those guilty of contributing to resource conflict the opportunity to take responsibility for their breeding/consumption transgressions and cooperate to implement an EoP New World Order Social Contract that requires all citizens of all nations, races and religions to procreate and consume below ecological carrying capacity limits.
Nixon & James Steele
Let me remind you that the finest steel has to go through the hottest fire, and I can assure you this room is full of the finest steel. – Richard Nixon; Nixon: The Secret Story.
As Isis closes in on Baghdad – find out how US funded torture centres helped fuel the sectarian war in Iraq. A 15-month investigation by the Guardian and BBC Arabic revealed how retired US colonel James Steele, a veteran of American proxy wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua, played a key role in training and overseeing US-funded special police commandos who ran a network of torture centres in Iraq. Another special forces veteran, Colonel James Coffman, worked with Steele and reported directly to General David Petraeus, who had been sent into Iraq to organise the Iraqi security services.
The Guardian: James Steele: America’s mystery man in Iraq. DW Conflict Zone: David Petraeus on Trump Presidency includes Petraeus response to Guardian allegations about James Steele & James Coffman.
El Salvador Global Leadership: Bans Metal Mining
Counterpunch: El Salvador Makes History: First Nation to Ban Metal Mining.
Scorpions in a Finite Resource Bottle
Russian Godfather Scorpions: “There are a lot of scorpions in this bottle … Allot of them.” – Leonid Nevzlin
» Russian Godfathers: The Prisoner.
Jade Scorpion Religion of Masculinity Insecurity: Robert McElvaine “throws down the gauntlet to academics and non-specialists alike, daring a radical rethinking of the basic ‘truths’ on which cultures have been constructed.” He argues that “there is nothing unique to Islam about male insistence on the subordination of and male control over women and their bodies.” McElvaine says misogynistic rulers may be religious fanatics, but their religion is not Islam, but Woody Allen‘s religion in his 2001 movie, The Curse of the Jade Scorpion: “insecure masculinity”. – Eve’s Seed: History and ‘Control of Reproduction’ Religion of Masculine Insecurity.
» EoP v WiP NWO Neg: 05 Jan: Stan Goff .. Prince Alwaleed bin Tilal.
Understanding Exponential Growth: When most people talk about “growth” in our country, they consider it a completely positive and necessary thing, essential for maintaining the vitality and health of our economy and society.
Our society’s most revered economic indicators are all based on this fundamental idea: that continuing growth is vital for the health and preservation of our economy and country. In fact, growth is pretty much the only thing they measure!
However, natural scientists (such as biologists, chemists, and physicists) know that this assumption must be false. In order for growth to continue forever, we would need an infinite amount of space, energy, and other resources to keep the growth going… and those resources are not infinite.
So what happens to steady growth in a limited space? To help explain, we’re going to use a simple example of bacteria growing in a bottle.
Let’s say that these bacteria have all the food they need. In this story, the only limits to the bacteria’s growth are the walls of their bottle.
» World Population Balance: Understanding Exponential Growth.
Peak NNR Tipping Point: Humanity’s Final Chapter?:
Scarcity: Humanity’s Final Chapter?; is an overview of Chris Clugston Domestic (US) & Global NNR Scarcity based upon his analysis of the criticality and scarcity associated with each of the 89 analyzed NNRs, using data from USGS, EIA, BEA, BLS, Fed, CBO, FBI, IEA, UN, World Bank, etc; and concludes in general that “absent some combination of immediate and drastic reductions in our global NNR utilization levels, … we will experience escalating international and intranational conflicts during the coming decades over increasingly scarce NNR‘s, which will devolve into global societal collapse, almost certainly by the year 2050.”
Scarcity’s Global NNR Scarcity Analysis (pg.51-59) (pg 41-49) summarizes global criticality and scarcity associated with each of the 89 analyzed NNR’s: (a) An overwhelming majority, 63 of the 89 analyzed NNRs, were considered “scarce” globally in 2008, immediately prior to the Great Recession; (b) A significant number, 28 of the 89 analyzed NNRs have peaked: are “almost certain” to remain scarce permanently going forward; and a sizeable number, 16 of the 89 analyzed NNRs, will “likely” remain scarce permanently; and (c) Global extraction/production levels associated with 39 of the 89 analyzed NNRs, are considered “at risk”.
NNR’s at risk – i.e. years to global exhaustion of reserves – are: (a) Antimony: 8 yrs (used for starter lights ignition batteries in cars and trucks; (b) Bauxite: 40 years (only economically viable feedstock for aluminium); (c) Bismuth: 17 years (non-toxic substitute for lead in solder and plumbing fixtures); (d) Cadmium: 25 years; (e) Chromium: 26 years (stainless steel, jet engines and gas turbines); (f) Coal: 40 years (electricity generation); (g) Cobalt: 26 years (gas turbine blades, jet aircraft engines, batteries); (h) Copper: 27 years; (i) Fluorspar: 23 years (feedstock for fluorine bearing chemicals, aluminium and uranium processing); (j) Graphite (Natural): 23 years; (k) Iron Ore: 15 years (only feedstock for iron and steel); (l) Lead: 17 years; (m) Lithium: 8 years (aircraft parts, mobile phones, batteries for electrical vehicles); (n) Manganese: 17 years (stainless steel, gasoline additive, dry cell batteries); (o) Molybdenum: 20 years (aircraft parts, electrical contacts, industrial motors, tool steels); (p) Natural Gas: 34 years; (q) Nickel: 30 years; (r) Niobium: 15 years (jet and rocket engines, turbines, superconducting magnets); (s) Oil: 39 years; (t) Rhenium: 22 years (petroleum refining, jet engines, gas turbine blades); (u) Silver: 11 years; (v) Thalium: 38 years; (w) Tin: 18 years; (x) Tungsten: 32 years; (y) Uranium: 34 years (primary energy source, weapons); (z) Zinc: 13 years; (aa) Zirconium: 19 years (nuclear power plants, jet engines, gas turbine blades).
Scarcity concludes “Our Next Normal is Catastrophe”: Our AnthroCorpocentric worldview does not recognize that “from a broader ecological perspective, all human economics and politics are irrelevant,” to “paraphrase Thoreau, we are ‘thrashing at the economic and political branches of our predicament, rather than hacking at the ecological root.’”
“Because the underlying cause associated with our transition from prosperity to austerity is ecological (geological), not economic or political, our incessant barrage of economic and political “fixes” are misguided and inconsequential. Our national economies are not “broken”; they are “dying of slow starvation” for lack of sufficient economically viable NNR inputs.
“Our industrial lifestyle paradigm, which is enabled by enormous quantities of finite, non-replenishing, and increasingly scarce NNRs, is unsustainable, i.e. physically impossible – going forward.
» Excerpt: NTE GMA POTUS: Near Term Extinction Green Morning America US President [PDF]: Suggested EoP NTE GMA President, Cabinet & EoP Axis Domestic & Foreign Policy Report [PDF]: Conclusion: EoP or WiP NWO Future?.
Alt Right: EoP Honour or WiP Fuck Honour Future?
— EoP MILED Clerk (@EoPMiledClerk) April 14, 2017
Politico: Michael Anton: Does Trump Still Believe in Trumpism?
During the 2016 campaign, Michael Anton was an anonymous pamphleteer making an inflammatory case for electing Trump, as a way, he said, of blowing up a complacent and failing system, where both parties were complicit in a foreign policy that had flopped and a domestic situation so perilous America was “headed over the cliff.” It was, he wrote, “The Flight 93 election,” and the times were so dire that Americans had no choice but to charge the cockpit under Trump’s unconventional banner, even if the plane crashed.
[..] So is the president still the America Firster of the campaign, determined to avoid Middle East quagmires, make nice with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin, take on Chinese currency manipulators, and blow up trade deals?
Does Donald Trump, in other words, still subscribe to the version of Trumpism that Anton and others have articulated?
Absolutely, Anton tells me in a new interview for The Global POLITICO, our weekly podcast on world affairs in the Trump era. Not only that, but Anton’s intellectual hero Machiavelli would approve of the president’s keep-them-guessing foreign policy. “The only thing maybe predictable about his foreign policy is that he says to the world, I’m going to be unpredictable,” Anton says, in a wide-ranging conversation that covers everything from Anton’s choice of pseudonym to the possibility of a military strike in North Korea. “I think he relishes that, to keep adversaries, competitors alike, sort of off balance.”
Anton, who notes that he was present for most of the president’s meetings over whether to launch the Syria airstrike and is shown seated in the Mar-a-Lago photograph of Trump and Co. when the decision was made, argues that the foreign policy commentariat—he refers dismissively to the national security “priesthood” of both parties in his writings—has overinterpreted Trump’s early international moves, mistakenly seeing them as a course correction.
Not so, he says; they are, in fact, signs of the deal-making flexibility and muscular response to challenges Trump promised on the campaign trail as an antidote to what he viewed as Obama’s “weak” leadership in the world.
Bottom line? Trump, he says, “doesn’t intend to use the U.S. military to effect regime change in Syria, which is completely consistent with everything he said during the course of his campaign, not just about Syria, but about other countries.” The president, Anton tells me, is also still eager to pursue reconciliation with Russia despite the current tough words over Russian backing of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad and thinks “that he can even build a positive relationship with Vladimir Putin.”
“A lot of this comes down to people misinterpreting the president’s campaign rhetoric. He never campaigned as someone who would not use military power in any circumstance—U.S. military power. In fact, he said quite the opposite.
[..] In our interview, Anton self-deprecatingly calls himself nothing more than a glorified “flack” in his new job, though Democratic predecessor Ben Rhodes had the same title while assembling an expansive foreign policy portfolio and “mind melding” with Obama. While he never quite answers my question about his exact role as overseer of “strategic communications” in a White House where policy is often seemingly set by presidential tweets, the interview offers a rare on-the-record glimpse inside Trump’s tumultuous NSC, where initial national security adviser Michael Flynn was dumped after a record-short 24-day tenure.
[..] We finish the conversation with Machiavelli, the Italian Renaissance thinker Anton is so obsessed with he refers to him as “Nick.”
“I think he would like the president’s unpredictability.
» Politico: Does Trump still believe in Trumpism?.
Trump Has Lost Control of the Pentagon?
Here is a short timeline of the Pentagon taking the presidential commander-in-chief power from Trump.
The ultimatums came on March 1.
[..] .. The same article in the Atlantic also went on listing some other problems that the Generals had with Trump. …. They complained about his “unpredictability” and even threaten that some of them will resign in protests.
[..] On April 16th, the US army makes largest deployment of troops to Somalia since the 90s.
On Saturday April 15, FoxNews posted an article titled, Trump gives generals more freedom to make decisions in ISIS fight, Trump reiterates confidence in US troops after MOAB strike.
It’s important to realize that this Trump’s decision to give more freedom to the US generals to decide where to start a war, or as it’s been dubbed “the New Approach” had come after the fact that was “on display this week in Afghanistan, where Gen. John Nicholson, head of the U.S.-led coalition there, decided to use one of the military’s biggest nonnuclear bombs—a Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb, or MOAB.”
After the MOAB was dropped, repeating without the presidential approval, the Media came out heralding this bombing of Afghanistan as “America’s top military commanders are implementing the vision articulated by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis: U.S. military commanders to make more battlefield decisions on their own.”
“A senior administration official said Mr. Trump didn’t know about the weapon’s use until it had been dropped.”
Instinct: Illusions and Control
What’s the playing card for ? | Control. | ….. | Control of you ? By whom ? | – By you– takers. | – ”Takers” ? Explain that. | …. | – I’m the one, Ethan. | – Are you ? | I’m the one. | – The one in control, huh ? | – Yes. | – Who’s in control ? | – [ Choking ] | [ Yelling ] | So who is in control, huh ? Are you ? Am l ? The guards outside ? The warden in his office ? Yeah ? Who’s in control ? Testing, testing, testing. One, two, three, four. Dr Ethan Powell, interviewing Dr Theo Caulder. Now, this will be a very simple test. Pass or fail, life or death. Ready, Juha ? Now, you write on this paper what l have taken from you. What have you lost ? Write it ! Write it ! | Writes Illusions … Freedom | Wrong. You never had control. You only thought you had it. An illusion, TabibuJuha ! And what do you control for sure, huh ? The volume on your stereo, the air conditioning in your car ? What else ? What else ? All right. Another chance. You were nervous. Too much pressure. Try again. What have you lost ? What did l take ? Write it. Write it ! You’re a fool, Juha. – Ha ! | – [ Grunts, Pants ] | Did you think you were free ? Where were you going at : today ? into the gym, right ? in the morning, your wake-up call. in the middle of the night when you wake up sweating, with your heart pounding. What is it that has you all tied up, Juha, tied up in little knots ? Is it ambition ? Yeah. You’re no mystery to me, boy. l used to be you. Okay. One last chance. You think l won’t do it ? | [ Chuckles ] What’s one psychiatrist less to the world ? I’m already deep in the pit. So what can they do to me ? Last try. Get it right. What have you lost ? What did l take from you ? Write it. Yeah. Congratulations. You’re a student, after all. And you’ve lost nothing but your illusions…
» Instinct: Script; Clip: Illusions.
Instinct is a 1999 American psychological thriller film starring Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding, Jr., George Dzundza, Donald Sutherland, and Maura Tierney. It was very loosely inspired by Ishmael, a novel by Daniel Quinn. The film examines the mind of anthropologist Ethan Powell (Hopkins) who had been missing for a few years, living in the jungle with gorillas. He is convicted of killing and injuring several supposed Wilderness Park Rangers in Africa, and is sent to prison. A bright young psychiatrist (Gooding) tries to find out why he killed them, but becomes entangled in a quest to learn the true history and nature of humankind. Eventually it is revealed that during the course of Powell’s stay with the gorillas, they accepted him as part of their group; he was attempting to protect his gorilla family when the rangers arrived and started shooting them. He gets a hearing to reveal the truth, but an attack by a vicious guard on the other prisoners causes Powell to be reminded of the killed gorillas and stop talking again. At the end of the film, Powell escapes from prison using a pen to dig out the lock on a window, and heads back to Africa. Trailer. Clip: Illusions, The Game.
» IG: 17-02-12_fbidallas-endgame; 17-03-19_whatawaytogo.
Danger in my Belly: I know where Donald Trump’s Tribal Rhetoric can Lead
I am black. I am a Muslim. I am a war survivor and I am a refugee turned writer from Somalia who now lives in the U.S. Like you, I am a two-legged human creature. America is not a distant hope for me or, for the refugees across the United States, but it is a warm and peaceful home. Life has taught me that it is easy to destroy a nation, but it is very hard to build it up.
[..] In 1990, I was 13 years old. At the time, my world was about skipping school, flirting with girls, raising pigeons and playing soccer under the magnificent Mogadishu blue sky. I knew nothing about what was simmering behind the lips of the people. My father had died a year earlier, but as part of Somali culture, my younger siblings and I belonged to our dead father’s clan. President Siad Barre had ruled Somalia for more than 20 years, and he, too, belonged to our clan.
The Somali economy was struggling and people were hurting. Jobless men often sat in groups in front of the teahouses. As they played cards, they started to blame the ruling clan for their economic ills. Politicians picked up the blame game and politicized it. It wasn’t long before the men’s tea talks over poker turned into fistfights in the markets. Frustrated men began to engage in drive-by shootings on innocent people. The murder rates went up. As people’s internal hate simmered, conflict on a larger scale erupted in the streets of Mogadishu in December 1990.
A boy, a next-door neighbor, came to my house holding an AK47. He came to kill me because I was no longer his friend. I, along with my family, was among those who were libeled as being part of the enemy clan. The threat of murder hung over my family until we made a hasty departure — to anywhere. We fled our three-bedroom villa in Mogadishu, leaving behind a little of everything: my birdhouse, the chicken coop, Bella and Bilan (our goats), a broom, a wheelbarrow, examination papers, a bulky briefcase, my red typewriter, photographs, and the wooden chair with stretched animal skin that my father used to sit on before he died.
[..] She told me about how for three years the rain refused to fall and that the soil in Somalia is dried. The crops, the camels, the goats, the sheep and the cows are dying in masses. A poor mother with three orphan children recently died of starvation. As she spoke of the carnage from the prolonged dry season, I thought about the impending devastation from global warming, of Somalia is also a victim.
Like many naturalized citizens, I was rescued by America from the decay of the refugee camps and exposed to literature. The danger is no longer in our bellies. It is out in the open because President Trump has made it OK to express it openly as he advocates, among other things, fear of Muslim refugees in the name of safety for the homeland. If the flame of rhetoric is not contained, I fear for my America. I owe at least to write to her about what I know.
» Salon: Danger in my belly: I know where Donald Trump’s tribal rhetoric can lead.
» EoP MC: Boyah Farah.