16 Jan 2018

Who Killed Martin Luther King...And Why?

RonPaul: Dr. Martin Luther King's stance against the Vietnam War led him to be shunned by much of the liberal establishment that applauded his work on civil rights in the US. Was challenging the US warfare state the third rail that cost MLK his life?

Indulgence & Hell

Max and Stacy discuss a future in which prisoners can serve 1,000-year terms in 8.5 hours, and the British debtors who are already experiencing similar with debt loads that can never be paid off. Max interviews journalist Max Blumenthal about how ‘Russiagate’ helped secure a “dangerous arms deal.”

Why Men Are Their Own Worst Enemies

Women Must Face The Same Justice As Men

By : A piece in yesterday’s Times. The 200+ comments thread is very interesting. 
Clare Foges: I am planning a life of crime, but not of punishment. This week I will steal two magnums of Dom Pérignon, glug both, smash one bottle over the head of a passer-by, get in my car well over the limit and drive into a tree. If you see me on my rampage it may be best to steer clear because I’ll be packing a fork to stab those who interfere. Come my day in court I have an inkling it will be OK, though, because I am a woman, youngish, with a degree: things that seem to act as a forcefield against punishment in our criminal justice system.

Last week we learnt that a junior doctor who had twice been caught drink-driving was to be spared prison. Lauren Fowler, 25, crashed her car and was found slurring and swearing by the police. Less than two months later, while on bail, she was caught three times over the limit after half a bottle of vodka. Recklessly endangering life not once but twice. She called it a “wake-up call”, but must have pressed the snooze button the first time. Yet, after much was made in court of Fowler’s profession and the stress it entails, she received a suspended sentence.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent


China Downgrades US Credit Rating From A- To Junk, Warns US Insolvency Will "Detonate Next Crisis"

By Tyler Durden: In its latest reminder that China is a (for now) happy holder of some $1.2 trillion in US Treasurys, Chinese credit rating agency Dagong downgraded US sovereign ratings from A- to BBB+ overnight, citing "deficiencies in US political ecology" and tax cuts that "directly reduce the federal government's sources of debt repayment" weakening the base of the government's debt repayment.
Oh, and just to make sure the message is heard loud and clear, the ratings, which are now level with those of Peru, Colombia and Turkmenistan on the Beijing-based agency’s scale of creditworthiness, have also been put on a negative outlook.
In a statement on Tuesday, Dagong warned that the United States’ increasing reliance on debt to drive development would erode its solvency. Quoted by Reuters, Dagong made specific reference to President Donald Trump’s tax package, which is estimated to add $1.4 trillion over a decade to the $20 trillion national debt burden.
“Deficiencies in the current U.S. political ecology make it difficult for the efficient administration of the federal government, so the national economic development derails from the right track,” Dagong said adding that "Massive tax cuts directly reduce the federal government’s sources of debt repayment, therefore further weaken the base of government’s debt repayment."

Breaking News: Pope IS Catholic, Bears DO Crap In Woods, Parents Of Kids Under Three Less Happy Working Full‑Time

By Tom Whipple: Mothers of children under the age of three are less happy if they stay in full-time employment, a study has found.
The study is the latest to investigate the consequences of recent social revolutions in women’s employment. “More than 50 years ago, Betty Friedan’s book The Feminine Mystique challenged the image of harmonious middle-class domesticity and advanced the idea that homemaking makes women unhappy,” [J4MB: Well, that would be the authoritative work on women’s happiness in relation to family life and paid employment] writes Dana Hamplová, from the Czech Academy of Sciences, in the Journal of Happiness Studies. “Yet, even after decades of discussions, the question of whether working mothers enjoy better subjective quality of life than stay-at-home mothers is still unresolved.”  
The survey of almost 5,000 mothers from 30 European countries looked at responses to the questions “How happy would you say you are?” and “How satisfied are you with your life?” The study found a small but significant increase in happiness among mothers who were not working, compared with full-time workers. In a comparison with part-timers the difference was not significant.

White Women Can't Be Raped

HoneyBadgerRadio: Lesson in perspective: Just because a certain kind of propaganda is effective in the short term, it does not mean it's productive in the long. Far from it.

What Was The White Feather Campaign? - Paul Elam

Cassie Jaye: The Red Pill: Raw Files consists of never-before-seen footage from the making of The Red Pill documentary. This footage is being released for educational purposes, to inspire discussion and debate on gender issues.