6 Jun 2018

'Nuts' Economy

Max and Stacy ask why 101 Americans have more than $1 million in student-loan debt. Is it because humans are as stupid as squirrels? They look at the 2005 ‘Grad Plus’ legislation, which saw student debt soar. In the second half, Max continues his interview with Abraham Cambridge of TheSunExchange.com about their pilot project with the UN Development Program to bring buy-to-lease solar cells to Moldova.

The Absence Of Diplomacy Is Isolating Washington

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: The dissolution of the Soviet Union removed the constraint on Washington’s unilateralism. The neoconservatives, who had just risen to power, seized the opportunity and replaced diplomacy with threat and coercion. One infamous example is from the George W. Bush regime when the Deputy Secretary of State, Richard Armitage, told Pakistan to do as you are told or you will be bombed into the stone age. We have this on the authority of the president of Pakistan himself, who did as he was told.
In the case of Russia during the Putin era, this level of threat is excessive as Russia can bomb back. So the threat has been reduced to: do as you are told or we will impose sanctions.
Sanctions are an assertion of hegemony of one country over another. They are an assertion that the imposer of sanctions has extra-legal international authority to tell other sovereign states what to do or to suffer consequences if they do not.
Once the constraint on Washington’s unilateralism was removed, sanctions became an instrument of US foreign policy and replaced diplomacy. The Clinton regime used them on Iraq. When the UN reported that the effect of the Clinton regime’s sanctions on Iraq was the deaths of 500,000 Iraqi children, Clinton’s Jewish Secretary of State was asked by Lesley Stahl on the national TV program “60 Minutes” if the sanctions were worth the deaths of a half million children. Madeliene Albright said yes, “the price is worth it.” The Jews feel the same way about the Palestinians. As the Palestinians’ country has been stolen by Israel, what is the point of Palestinians? Killing them is Israel’s answer. As one Israeli minister said, we are only doing what the Americans did to the native Americans known as Indians.

Kindly Inquisitors

Sargon of Akkad: Discussing Portland State University's Orwellian protocols for "bias response units", university officials who implement progressive policy.

The Meaning Of Little

Little wants to allocate the next ten years of ‘Israel aid’
to descendants of the Jewish black slavery monopoly.
By Gilad Atzmon: Patrick Little, whom the Jewish [despicable Israeli apartheid state supporting] press refer to as a ‘white supremacist, a ‘neo Nazi’ and a ‘nut-job’ ran as a Republican candidate in the California Senate race yesterday. 
Little insists that the Jews are over represented in American elite and government. He wants this to be fixed. He wants America to emancipate itself from The Lobby. He blames Jewish elite for, pretty much everything from 9-11 and every other global conflict involving America in recent decades.  He picks on the Jews because, as he resolutely says, they control the banks, Hollywood, the media, academia, political lobbying and so on.

Jewish Supreme Court Hears Petitions, IC Apartheid Breaches Regarding Jewish Land Theft 'Law'

International groups have challenged the Settlement Law in the Supreme Court, arguing that “by giving preference to Jewish settlers over the rights of Palestinian landowners it [the law] breaches an international convention on Apartheid”. If the law stands, many believe it will put Israel on track for annexation of the West Bank.
Middle East Monitor: Israel’s Supreme Court heard a petition yesterday against a law that allows the expropriation of privately-owned Palestinian land for Israeli settlers, reported AFP.
The court, meeting in an expanded panel of nine justices, has been petitioned by Israeli and Palestinian rights groups, on behalf of 17 Palestinian villages.
The law was passed by the Knesset in February 2017. In August, the court issued a restraining order against the law’s implementation, pending its ruling.
According to AFP, the petition “argues that by giving preference to Jewish settlers over the rights of Palestinian landowners it [the law] breaches an international convention on Apartheid”.

US Envoy [Jewish] Defends Indefensible Jewish Slaughter Of Reporters And Civilian Protesters To Reporters: ‘Keep Your Mouths Shut’

David 'nut-job' Friedman says the media should stop its critical coverage of the genocidal Jewish apartheid state Israel over Gaza right of return protests

By Raphael Ahren: US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman attacked the media on Monday over what he said was a failure to fairly cover deadly protests on the Gaza border over the past months, advising reporters to “keep your mouths shut” unless they know better than Israel how to deal with the demonstrations.
Some criticism of Israel may be legitimate, Friedman allowed, but said journalists should have worked harder to find alternatives to Israel’s use of lethal force, which has left scores of Palestinians dead, before accusing the state of wrongdoing.
“It would seem to me that in a journalistic environment where nine out of ten articles that are written about the Gaza conflict are critical of Israel, you’d think that some journalists would take the time and go and meet with experts and try to understand what could have been done differently or better before they criticise. And I just haven’t seen it,” Friedman said at a media conference in Jerusalem.

Edward Snowden: "The People Are Still Powerless... But Now They're Aware"

Authored by Ewan MacAskill and Alex Hern: Five years after historic NSA leaks, the whistleblower tells the Guardian he has no regrets...
Edward Snowden has no regrets five years on from leaking the biggest cache of top-secret documents in history. He is wanted by the US. He is in exile in Russia. But he is satisfied with the way his revelations of mass surveillance have rocked governments, intelligence agencies and major internet companies.
In a phone interview to mark the anniversary of the day the Guardian broke the story, he recalled the day his world – and that of many others around the globe – changed for good. He went to sleep in his Hong Kong hotel room and when he woke, the news that the National Security Agency had been vacuuming up the phone data of millions of Americans had been live for several hours.
Snowden knew at that moment his old life was over. “It was scary but it was liberating,” he said. “There was a sense of finality. There was no going back.”
What has happened in the five years since? He is one of the most famous fugitives in the world, the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary, a Hollywood movie, and at least a dozen books. The US and UK governments, on the basis of his revelations, have faced court challenges to surveillance laws. New legislation has been passed in both countries.

During A Grilling By Armin Wolf ~ Putin Says "Ask The State Department About Soros" The International Currency Rapist

"Mr. Soros is planning to make
the Euro highly volatile"
By Tyler Durden: Russian president Vladimir Putin gave a tense interview to Austria's ORF television channel which at times got so heated, he spoke in German to ask host Armin Wolf to let him finish his answers.
The interview was held ahead of Putin's Tuesday meeting with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache during a trip to Vienna, the first since Putin's March inauguration to his second consecutive term (and fourth term in total).