Our Leaders are Depressing

What do we get when we vote these miserable bastards to office?

We expect the politicians to act in a civilized manner. We are bored of your pathetic attempts to pour propaganda down our throats. Promises you made to us and every citizen on this planet are expected to be kept. Did our families beat that minion Hitler so you could be proud Nazi supporters? Why are you backing a Nazi regime where there was a democratically elected leader? Nice play Shakespeare try it again. Our families built the United Nations so you would have an open forum to work out differences. Too arrogant to admit you are wrong yet always ready for photo-ops.

You have deliberately created a delirious sense of hate and terror to enable more weapons of destruction. Where is your sense of decency? Your words yes we can and real change are meaningless. You have hit us with a blizzard of media half truths and outright lies.

Why are you sitting on your brain? Did you shove your head so far up your ass you are blinded by the dark side. Have you developed a speech problem? Do you require our assistance in showing you how to speak to another person over a disagreement? We do it every day of the year. Perhaps your use of verbs, nouns and adjectives needs some refreshing.

The big boys behind the military have conned you into believing they have solutions. They do not know how to dream of creating a world with everyone living in variations of peace. Why do your very wealthy friends horde trillions in paper dollars? Power is an illusion for the delusional mind. History is cluttered with those who wanted power over the citizens of this planet. Please share your memories of a wealthy historical character.

Tell your wealthy friends to release their trillions into the economy. We will thank them for their generosity, if, you do not kill us with more taxes.

You disgust me with your blithering remarks about nuclear weapons. We lived through the years of the bomb once. Once is enough. I could not imagine any of you jerks being in charge during those years. We had real leaders who were willing and able to speak to the other side. There is a difference between intelligence and being sleazy.

You have lost the capacity to speak an honest word.

It is pretentious of you to believe good jobs, a decent living and family can are created by building weapons of death. Did we have a day without war during the last 100 years?

When you were not looking the dreamers created millions of high paying jobs in the space program. Today your wealthy friends cannot figure out how to get a rocket off the ground. Yet you still believe the military creates steady employment. I know you are a slow learner so this was written with very few big words.

How did you forget the promises you made to the citizens of this planet?

You are so neurotic you depress me.

Listen to the children

“Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet.

We all breathe the same air.

We all cherish our children’s future.

And we are all mortal.” President John F. Kennedy

Seymour Hersh: U.S. Military Undermined Obama on Syria with Tacit Help to Assad

A new report by the Pulitzer-winning veteran journalist Seymour Hersh says the Joint Chiefs of Staff has indirectly supported Bashar al-Assad in an effort to help him defeat jihadist groups. Hersh reports the Joint Chiefs sent intelligence via Russia, Germany and Israel on the understanding it would be transmitted to help Assad push back Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State. Hersh also claims the military even undermined a U.S. effort to arm Syrian rebels in a bid to prove it was serious about helping Assad fight their common enemies. Hersh says the Joint Chiefs’ maneuvering was rooted in several concerns, including the U.S. arming of unvetted Syrian rebels with jihadist ties, a belief the administration was overly focused on confronting Assad’s ally in Moscow, and anger the White House was unwilling to challenge Turkey and Saudi Arabia over their support of extremist groups in Syria. Hersh joins us to detail his claims and respond to his critics.

Well, it began, actually, as I wrote, with a very serious, extensive assessment of our policy, that was completed by June—let’s say by middle of 2013, two-and-a-half years ago. It was a study done by the Joint Chiefs and the Defense Intelligence Agency that came to three sort of conclusions, that may seem obvious now but were pretty interesting then.

One is that they said Assad must stay, at least through—through the resolution of the war, because, as we saw in Libya, once you get rid of a leader, like Gaddafi—same, you can argue, in Iraq with the demise of Saddam Hussein—chaos ensues. The second—so that was an issue, that there—the point being, elections at some point, certainly, but for the short term, while we’re still fighting, he has to stay. And that wasn’t the American position then. And, I would argue with you, I still think the American position is very muddled, although they have seemed to soften it.

Secondly, the other point they made is that their investigation showed this notion of a moderate force just was a fiction, was just a fantasy, that most of the Free Syrian Army, by the summer, by mid-2013, were in some sort of an understanding with al-Nusra, or, as you put it, ISIL, the Islamic State. There was a lot of back-and-forth going—arms going into the Free Syrian Army and other moderates were being peddled, sold, or transferred to the more extremist groups.

 

Source: Seymour Hersh’s Latest Bombshell: U.S. Military Undermined Obama on Syria with Tacit Help to Assad | Democracy Now!

MP’s read Twas the Night Before Christmas

Watch MP’s read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ Video Online, on GlobalNews.ca

Members of Parliament like you’ve never seen them before, reading the famous Christmas classic with a bit extra at the end. The outtakes are great.

Source: MP’s read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ | Watch News Videos Online

Carefully Moving to Displace U.S. Dollar

Countries tied to the U.S. dollar are unable to understand they are no longer the only global trading system. Canadian dollar becomes worthless while inflated pricing drives up household debt.

The sanctions against Russia were done without any evidence Russia was involved in the Ukraine coup d’état. Someone from the U.S. forgot to let the Canadian government know there would be a backlash. Recently Canadians have noticed the rising prices of goods while the price of oil drops to below $35.00 per barrel. Being closely tied to the U.S. dollar leaves Canada vulnerable to a low end dollar. Some Canadian Banks have stated this will help Canadian exports. They neglect to mention there is also a flip side called imports and balance of trade. As the global economies become more diverse Canada is playing the game of status quo. With 4.7 million Canadians trying to survive day to day watch the number grow. Food banks have become the only way 1.7 million Canadians are able to obtain a minimal amount of food.

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It is time for Canada’s new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to tell Canadians the facts rather than fiction. Oil and gas were a major contributor to the economy until the sanctions were placed on Russia.

Other than having lovely photos on the front page of a magazine is he able to put Canada on it’s own two feet?

Our mainstream media is obsessed, with refugee stories and other fiction, while neglecting a global economic shift called BRICS.

The China and Russia Connection

In 2014 when Washington imposed numerous sanctions against Russia, she tried to pressure SWIFT, a private system of some 200 major international banks, to block Russia as well from using SWIFT, something Russia declared would be an act of warfare. In the event, at least that time, SWIFT members refused to impose a ban on SWIFT payment networks. Foolishly, Britain’s Cameron and the Russo-phobe Polish government joined Washington in August 2014 in trying to get SWIFT to freeze Russian banks out. In response, President Vladimir Putin ordered creation of a Russian inter-bank clearing system internal to Russia and it is today operational. China followed with establishment of plans for their own Chinese inter-bank clearing system that would go international, including with Russian banks, a severe blow to the politicized SWIFT of western banks.

CIPS will also facilitate financial coordination between China and BRICS partner countries especially Russia. The Russian Finance Ministry announced on November 6 that the Russian government will issue state bonds in 2016 to an as yet undetermined amount, in RMB, in a bid to outflank US sanctions and effectively draw closer to her strategic partner, China. The Washington US Treasury Financial Terrorism unit’s sanctions imposed on Russia in 2014 targeted its large state-owned banks. Sberbank, VTB, Vnesheconombank, Gazprombank and Rosselkhozbank (Russian Agriculture Bank) were cut off from long-term (over 30-day) Western financing.

Read More: China Carefully Moving to Displace Dollar | New Eastern Outlook

2015 a Scandal Plagued year for CBC

It’s been a heck of a year for the CBC — a scathing report denounced managers for their handling of the Jian Ghomeshi affair while former anchors Amanda Lang and Evan Solomon faced controversies of their own.

Although the scandals were high-profile, they were limited to English services, suggesting “this is a management problem,” said Ian Morrison, a spokesman for the pro-CBC group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.

Mark Critch of “This Hour Has 22 Minutes” agreed, noting no such controversies seem to occur in the regions.

“None of that happens anywhere else but in Toronto where it’s kind of like its own little bubble of ego and pretend stardom,” Critch said from his Halifax set, suggesting “CBC kind of created their own monsters.”

Critch said he hopes the back-to-back-to-back debacles will spur CBC to refocus its goals.

Read more: 2015 a scandal-plagued year for CBC | Home | Edmonton Sun

What If the Rich Didn’t Control Canada’s Media?

Get lost hedge funds and oily advertisers, The Tyee is reader-funded.

It’s that vision that motivated me, 12 years ago, to found The Tyee. People said real journalism was too expensive to be reader-supported. And that no readers would provide money to a website they could read for free. People said I was naive and, yes, deluded. Some days I was tempted to agree.

But I don’t feel that way today.

I believe that The Tyee can continue to pay for hard-hitting reporting and employ a top notch staff, because there is no point in creating independent media if it deprives skilled, committed journalists of paid work.

Read More Source: What If the Rich Didn’t Control Canada’s Media? | The Tyee