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The Truth Ban

Posted in Talking Trash with tags , , on June 8, 2010 by ditelhead

The Truth Ban

Has the truth been banned from public discourse? Is George Orwell really rolling over in his grave? It would seem so.

Helen Thomas was forced into multiple mia-culpas the other day when she accidentally let the truth slip out. Referring to an act of piracy carried out in support of an illegal blockade imposed by an occupying force because the wrong people were elected in VichyPalestine. Both Fox and CNN showed an utter lack of journalistic ethics by referring to her remarks as “controversial” when in fact they were simply factual. Not conservative nor liberal nor anti-Semitic, just indisputable historical facts. All of Israel is occupied Palestinian land. Where the Jews should go is not the Palestinians problem. This is the inconvenient truth!

CNN is now doing a special on the poisoning of America with Sanjay Gupta. It’s is part of the whole anti industrialization anti corporation theme. They started with insecticides. CNN described how cavalier usage of these dangerous chemicals in the 1960’s lead to problems in the 1980’s and how many of us have these chemicals in our bodies. As far as that goes they are right. CNN did not mention that every year, insecticides save more lives than all the doctors and all the hospitals and all the wonder drugs in all the world in all of history, did they? CNN only tells half the story. Global warming is also part of their agenda; but, CNN forgets to tell people that for most of the last half billion years the earth was much warmer than it is now. Neither CNN nor the environmental lobby wants you to hear these two inconvenient truths; they’re not PC. Any one who has tried to mention them is ignored or belittled.

Now, to be really politically incorrect; we need the oil companies! Nobody thinks that these companies are run by saints. Oil companies are run for profit and that’s not a bad thing. Between the mess in the gulf and the enormous debt our democratic leaders are running up we better hope that oil companies, especially BP make allot of profit. We better hope that we will always have companies willing to take risk. By the end of this month BP will be the only company in the world that knows how to cap a well under a mile of ocean.

CNN interviewed an oil company executive who said we would not have to drill in such deep water if the government would open up federal lands and shallow water areas to oil exploration. CNN never followed that up, they just ignored the guy. Irresponsible environmentalists don’t even want to let people see how much oil might be there.

Lawyers and politicians who take no risk and produce nothing can always find fault. The Obama administration has taken an adversarial stance to the oil companies. Rather than working together to contain the problem the Obama administration pointed fingers and the BP executives used dispersants to hide the problem. Obama wants the government to do everything but what it needs to do. His lackluster response to this accident, when it was still containable was the real disaster here.

Politicians and lawyers always look for some one to blame. This only forces BP executives to run for cover and exacerbates the problem. Lawyers and politicians risk nothing and produce nothing but hot air. In the real world producing anything entails risk. In the real world shortcuts are taken and mistakes are made. No lawyer or politician has ever put one drop of gas in your tank. How long would the Florida tourist trade last without gas?

We need to work together to find out what went wrong. It will be impossible to do this if all the executives are running for cover. Government and industry must work together develop safer ways to do deep water drilling. Government must respond better next time to prevent an accident from becoming a catastrophe. Whether purposely or by sheer stupidity Obama let the gulf coast die to promote his green agenda.

Addendum:

I was amazed to see those robots work. The technology here is beyond beyond.

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Iran

Posted in Talking Trash with tags , , on July 3, 2009 by ditelhead

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And so beat the drums of war. The very same propaganda we were spoon fed in the months before our glorious war in Iraq. Day after day the news media plays the song about Iran’s brutal crackdown on democracy. I have no love for the religious extremists in Iran or those in the US.; but, Iran was not that democratic when US proxies ran Iran. The US. proxies in Egypt aren’t very democratic either. Our policies in Gaza constitute a brutal crackdown on democracy.

Starting with the election in 2006 when Hamas won an overwhelming victory over Fatah in Palestine; the US imposed sanctions against the Palestinians. During the British Mandate after WWI the British and Americans conspired to force the Palestinians off the green coastal plains of Palestine. We have imposed a policy that gives Jews with no legitimate claim to Palestine all the arable land, all the water and most of the coast line. Palestinians get most of the rocks and all the misery on a couple strips of land destined to be a permanent welfare state. Now the welfare was gone and Fatah was conspiring with Israel and the US to remain in power in spite of the election. Hamas was forced onto the Gaza strip where Hamas “took control” even though they had won the election.

Israel, the US and our proxies in Egypt responded with the Gaza Blockade and the murder of many Hamas officials. Hamas retaliated with glorified bottle rockets. From the beginning this was the mighty super powers of the world against peaceful, pastoral villagers. There is no equivalence here. Palestinians did not invade New York City; Jews from New York City invaded Palestine with the help of Britain and the USA.

Israeli Air Strikes on Gaza (Dec 27, 2008- Jan 18, 2009): At least 1310 Palestinians killed and 5600 wounded. WebGaza.net

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On December 27, 2008, after trying to strangle democracy and trying to murder democracy; the United States of America and the Jews of New York City decided to obliterate democracy in the Middle East.

“To a large extent, Israel’s military offensive in Gaza was carried out with weapons, munitions and military equipment supplied by the U.S.A. and paid for with U.S. taxpayers’ money,” Malcolm Smart, Amnesty’s Middle East director, said in the report. CNN 1

Israel’s sadistic war against democracy lasted 22 days. During this war Israel’s indiscriminant violence caused the death of over 300 children.

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Among other conclusions, Amnesty said it found no evidence to support Israeli claims that Gaza guerrillas deliberately used civilians as “human shields,” but it did, however, cite evidence that Israeli troops put children and other civilians in harm’s way by forcing them to remain in homes taken over by soldiers. Yahoo News

Particularly disturbing to anyone with a conscience was Israel’s use of “white phosphorus”. Not only does this continue to burn inside people but the burning of elemental phosphorus produces phosphoric acid, seriously sick shit people!

“Yesterday, we saw streets and alleyways littered with evidence of the use of white phosphorus, including still burning wedges and the remnants of the shells and canisters fired by the Israeli army,” said Christopher Cobb-Smith, a weapons expert who is in Gaza as part of the four-person Amnesty International team. Amnesty International

That is a brutal crackdown on democracy. So how can we point to Iran and accuse them of a brutal crackdown?