12 Jun 2019

Putin, Xi To Cut US Dollar Out Of Eurasian Trade; US Elites Panic

By Pepe Escobar: Something extraordinary began with a short walk in St. Petersburg last Friday.
After a stroll, they took a boat on the Neva River, visited the legendary Aurora cruiser, and dropped in to examine the Renaissance masterpieces at the Hermitage. Cool, calm, collected, all the while it felt like they were mapping the ins and outs of a new, emerging, multipolar world.
Chinese President Xi Jinping was the guest of honor of Russian President Vladimir Putin. It was Xi’s eighth trip to Russia since 2013, when he announced the New Silk Roads, or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
First they met in Moscow, signing multiple deals. The most important is a bombshell: a commitment to develop bilateral trade and cross-border payments using the ruble and the yuan, bypassing the U.S. dollar.
Then Xi visited the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia’s premier business gathering, absolutely essential for anyone to understand the hyper-complex mechanisms inherent in the construction of Eurasian integration. I addressed some of SPIEF’s foremost discussions and round tables here.

A Jewish Joke

If Hamas and Islamic Jihad don’t accept this deal, the US will allow Israel to “personally harm” their leaders,
in other words, kill them.
By Jeremy Salt: With fresh elections called by Bibi 'The Baby Butcher' Netanyahu for September, it is possible that the ‘deal of the century’ may never see the light of day.  Condemned across the board by Palestinians, even supporters are backing away.  Mike Pompeo, Trump’s Secretary of State, said recently it was a deal “only the Israelis could love” and possible was “unexecutable.” Still, for what it reveals of the minds that could come up with such a scheme, the ‘deal of the century’ is still worth examining.
The ‘deal’ would be the joke of the century were it not so seriously intended.  Whether deal or joke, however, the bottom line is blackmail and even murder. If Hamas and Islamic Jihad don’t accept this deal, the US will allow Israel to “personally harm” their leaders, in other words, kill them.  
The full package is to be unveiled in late June but these are some of the details, as leaked from the Foreign Ministry to Sheldon Adelson’s newspaper, Israel Hayom, a propaganda conduit for the Netanyahu government.

Putting Aside Man-Childish Things

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.  (1 Corinthians 13:11)
By : Granted, today if one speaks like a man, understands like a man, and thinks as a man, he will probably be called a fascist or a Nazi and be banned from YouTube and all social media.  A man-child has no such worries.
As an exemplar man-child, I offer journalist Rowan Lehr.  Chances are you’ve never heard of him, but you probably know someone like him.  He recently published a confession of sorts, “A Cosplayer’s Origin Story” in Fort Worth Weekly.  If you’re curious, you can check it out at www.fwweekly.com.
Lehr, who appears to be in his late 20s, tells how the 2008 movie Iron Man was something of an epiphany to him.  He found superheroism was an antidote to his teenage social anxiety.  Better than drugs, I guess.
At any rate, he took up cosplay, impersonating superheroes for fun if not profit.  He recently paraded around Sundance Square, in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, in a Captain America costume in conjunction with the Avengers: Endgame movie.

Inside Jewish Israel Regime’s Million Dollar TROLL ARMY

Act.IL’s Israeli headquaters in Herzliya. (Act.IL/Facebook)
By Asa Winstanley: A global influence campaign funded by the Israeli government had a $1.1 million budget last year, a document obtained by The Electronic Intifada shows.
Act.IL says it has offices in three countries and an online army of more than 15,000.
In its annual report, from January, Act.IL says its goal is to “influence foreign publics” and “battle” BDS – the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement for Palestinian rights.
Through its app, Act.IL issues “missions” to this troll army in exchange for “cool prizes” and scholarships.
The app directs comments towards news websites in support of Israeli wars and racism, while attacking Palestinians and solidarity campaigners.
The leaked report claims Act.IL’s app completes 1,580 such missions every week.

EU Blinks Already: In The Face Of A No-Deal Brexit, The EU Finds A Magical Unicorn, The Impossible Becomes Possible

'The EU is nothing but a brazen pack of liars and Theresa May was in bed with the lot of them. ...The EU bragged about "getting rid of the UK on EU terms" and turning the UK into a "colony"'
Authored by Mike Shedlock: In the face of increasing odds of a hard Brexit, solutions that Barnier told Theresa May cannot work, now magically do.

Happy Men’s Mental Health Week, Discarded Dads

'It’s estimated up to half of the male suicide rate in Australia is due to mental health deterioration resulting from family separation and parental alienation.
That equates to 21 dead dads per week.'
By : My early years as a counselor taught me the ‘how does that make you feel’ style of therapy I’d learnt at grad school generally didn’t work so well engaging men. Guys aren’t simply ‘hairy women’ and if life-bettering change is the goal of counselling, men require a different, more male-friendly approach.
Encouraging the average bloke to open up, reflect on his problems and consider tweaking his counterproductive behaviors is a skill set that’s taken more than a decade of trial and error to refine. Having also presented hundreds of men’s personal development workshops, I’ve gained first-hand insight into how modern blokes are traveling as a group. Not tip top.
Beyond Blue reports one in eight Australian men will suffer depression and one in five will experience anxiety at some stage of their lives. Meaning men in our families and communities are struggling right now, often in silence, and don’t know where to turn for support that both respects male sensibilities and doesn’t consider masculinity ‘toxic’.

Why The Jews Want Iran Destroyed - Shekels

By Dr. Greg Shupak: Much worried commentary is being written these days about the possibility of a US-led war on Iran.
The truth, of course, is there is already a war on Iran. And it is one that very much serves Israeli interests.
The US government is prosecuting an economic war on Iran while intensifying its military posture against the country, increasing land, sea, and air positions on the basis of unsubstantiated claims that Iran might someday develop nuclear weapons, is the engine of violence in the Middle East, and is likely to initiate attacks against US “interests” or those of its proxies.
Such maneuvers must be understood in the context of the ways that Iran has functioned as an obstacle to US ruling class goals in the Middle East, a view shared by the Israeli ruling class for its own interests.
US and Israeli planners despise Iran principally because it is an independent regional power.

Straight Pride - LGBTQS Art: It's Great To Be Straight

"Straight people are an oppressed majority. We will fight for the right of straights everywhere to express pride in themselves without fear of judgement and hate. The day will come when straights will finally be included as equals among all of the other orientations.”

The Mike Pence Rule Will Be Illegal

"The metoo movement fundamentally changed the rules of our society and the change is as follows: any woman who is annoyed at a man, for any reason, because of the way he walked in in the morning, because of what he said, or maybe because of what he didn't say, for whatever reason, a finger can be pointed and that man can be vapourised out of his career, out of his education, out of his profession out of his ability to pay his mortgage, or take care of his kids, out of his ability to live indoors, push him out onto the street and maybe push him to the point of suicide.