Major Marcel handled the debris at Roswell in 1947.
Is there a connection between Trump and pedophilia? If not, then how else can we explain the fact that Donald Trump’s name turned up in the little black book of Jeffrey Epstein when the story broke over a year ago? As I covered in the January 2015 article What do Prince Andrew and Bill Clinton Have in […]
March 7, 2016
If not, then how else can we explain the fact that Donald Trump’s name turned up in the little black book of Jeffrey Epstein when the story broke over a year ago? As I covered in the January 2015 article What do Prince Andrew and Bill Clinton Have in Common?, Epstein is a billionaire pedophile who operated pedophile parties (sex orgies) for the rich and famous members of the New World Order, including Prince Andrew (of the corrupt British royal family), Alan Dershowitz (ardent defender of genocidal Zionism) and Bill Clinton (career criminal alongside his wife Hillary Clinton). Epstein reportedly had 21 phone numbers for Bill Clinton. If Trump is not a pedophile, and there is no connection between Trump and pedophilia, then why would his name just happen to be in the Epstein’s book of pedophiles?
Trump is a mixed bag, but shows signs of being a tyrant if he were to get his hands on the presidential throne. He has called for a ban on all Muslims entering the US, a complete shutdown of the internet, calls to kill the families of terrorists and calls to escalate torture (although he has since backed down from the torture call). Trump is all about getting the best deal, but the public needs to know what the real deal is Trump and pedophilia. According to this article on Anti Media, when Trump was asked about the connection, his spokesman told Gawker that “Mr. Trump only knew Mr. Epstein as Mr. Trump owns the hottest and most luxurious club in Palm Beach, and Mr. Epstein would go there on occasion.” How funny – only a real businessman could turn the negative connotation of being associated and/or implicated with pedophilia into an opportunity to market himself!
So what are the chances that Trump was or is actually a participant in Epstein’s pedophile ring, or in the broader pedophilic network which underpins the Satanic New World Order? At this stage, there is not enough evidence to say, but it is highly suspicious. Epstein’s book also contained many other names, including many famous politicians, actors/actresses and business kingpins:
– former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak;
– former New Mexico Governor Bruce King;
– former New Mexico Governor and Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Richardson;
– actor Alec Baldwin;
– actress, musician and former wife of Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love;
– former Miss Sweden and socialite New York City doctor Eva Andersson Dubin;
– Peter Soros, nephew of billionaire George Soros, who through “color revolutions” has illegally overthrown governments in many countries in the Middle East, and Ukraine;
– billionaire Leslie Wexner;
– billionaire David Koch.
More and more evidence is coming to light that pedophilia is everywhere – and it’s being administered by people in the highest echelons of power, including those in the judicial branch and justice system. Former SRA (Satanic ritual abuse) David Shurter has come forward to state that former Supreme court judge Scalia was a pedophile; former SRA victim Fiona Barrett has also exposed in great detail the Satanic pedophilia network that operates in Australia, the US and elsewhere. Former FBI chief Ted Gunderson spend years of his life exposing it. Author Nick Bryant wrote The Franklin Scandal: A Story of Powerbrokers, Child Abuse and Betrayal and co-authored Confessions of a D.C. Madam: The Politics of Sex, Lies, and Blackmail. Additionally, the leaked documentary film Conspiracy of Silence exposed it.
We know the truth. There is a widespread pedophilic network that operates around the world. This issue needs to be raised again and explored in detail with Donald Trump. Trump loves to paint himself as an “outsider” despite the fact he has cut deals with politicians, and socialized with the rich and famous, all his life. If it turns out that there is a real connection between Trump and pedophilia, it would squash any delusions that Trump is some kind of anti-establishment candidate, and further cement the idea that Trump is fully part of the New World Order that is inextricably linked with pedophilia.
Makia Freeman is the editor of The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at ToolsForFreedom.com (FaceBook here), writing on many aspects of truth and freedom, from exposing aspects of the worldwide conspiracy to suggesting solutions for how humanity can create a new system of peace and abundance.
“Fantasy and fairy tales can go only so far when it comes to the true condition of anything or anyone. Sooner or later the truth must out. This is very much the case when looking at the true condition of the nation the Chinese call, The Hegemon”
March 6, 2016
Fantasy and fairy tales can go only so far when it comes to the true condition of anything or anyone. Sooner or later the truth must out. This is very much the case when looking at the true condition of the nation the Chinese call, The Hegemon, the not-anymore-so-United States of America. The official Obama Administration economic statistics have declared to the world for more than six years that the world’s largest paper economy was in a marvelous recovery and that unemployment was a mere 5%. Now, with the most severe collapse of oil prices in 13 years, the last remaining job-creating sector of the economy, the oil and gas industry, is rapidly becoming the domino that threatens to topple a mountain of dicey credits and threaten many banks. Only this time, unlike in 2009, the Federal Reserve is in a real pickle, and the Federal debt has doubled to $18 trillion since the beginning of the financial crisis in 2007.
Leading US economists, including Noble Economics Prize winning Paul Krugman, claim that debt in an economy, especially the world’s most debt-bloated economy, the United States “doesn’t matter.” Just keep the borrowing cycle growing and all will be fine. Krugman argued in his New York Times column, “…this is the point almost nobody seems to get — an over-borrowed family owes money to someone else; US debt is, to a large extent, money we owe to ourselves.”
Debt doesn’t matter?
Come again, my ever-so-learned professor? There is a sly rhetorical trick in your language and dishonesty in your argument: “We owe to ourselves?” Does that mean I and my creditor bank are just part of the same happy family? Is “ourselves” the Peoples’ Bank of China to whom “we” American taxpayers, through our government in Washington, owe trillions in debt? Or the Japanese Central Bank?
Are you telling me that it doesn’t matter if I run up so much credit card debt charging 25% annual interest to pay my monthly living costs as millions of Americans are forced to do? It doesn’t matter if I borrow $100,000 from my bank to finance a college education so I can get a job that doesn’t anymore exist in the USA because so many companies have out-sourced to Asia? It doesn’t matter if I incur mortgage debt on a home I bought in 2006 at the peak of the sub-prime real estate bubble? It doesn’t matter that I got the loan by lying to my local bank about my ability to pay the huge mortgage because he didn’t care so long as he could turn around and sell that worthless mortgage risk to Goldman Sachs or another Wall Street bank that “bundled” my high-risk home mortgage with hundreds of other mortgages around the country, creating what the bankers call collateralized mortgage obligations?
Debt implosion of 2007
In the summer of 2007, the more that $4 trillion debt pyramid in the US real estate mortgage-backed securities sector began to implode. That implosion triggered the largest collapse of credit in world history, a collapse which has left the economies of the USA and of the European Union in their worst condition since the creation of the dollar system at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire in 1944.
On July 29, 2007 the head of the German banking regulator, Bafin, and the German Minister of Finance, Peer Steinbrück, held a press conference to announce that the German State, together with leading private and public banks, was organizing an emergency rescue of Germany’s IKB Deutsche Industriebank. IKB was a bank originally set up in 1924 to facilitate payment of German industrial war reparations under the Dawes Plan.
That 2007 crisis marked the second time in its history that the IKB played an historic role in the context of unsound American banking practices. IKB had been convinced by Deutsche Bank head, Josef Ackermann, to buy new, exotic high-yielding securities issued by New York banks, securities known as sub-prime mortgage-backed securities. Sub-prime as in high-risk. Ackermann openly admitted he knew about the IKB problem because his own Deutsche Bank had unloaded the high-risk US bonds onto a naive, incompetent management at IKB. That event, the collapse of IKB, triggered a global financial Tsunami that weighs the world economy to the present.
What is debt or money?
Ultimately money, especially in a world where money is a pure paper commodity—fiat money so-called as it is not tied to gold or silver or other tangible values like land—is a question of “confidence.” The confidence in this case is ultimately in the “full faith and credit of the Government of the United States of America.” And that confidence has been backed always, ultimately, by military power, political power, power to buy or control the lawmakers and administrators—Presidents, Congressmen, judges.
Today, in the first months of 2016, the US is almost nine years into that debt implosion process with no end in sight. The Federal Reserve, the privately owned watchdog for the large Wall Street banks, timidly raised key US bank interest rates from zero by a mere 0.25% on December 15, 2015. They did so after months of cat-and-mouse games with financial markets, hinting that things were returning to “normal.” A month later, that same Fed indicated it had miscalculated. Today the US financial economy is going into a new downward spiral led by debt.
US Oil Junk Bond Crisis
The implosion of the US debt pyramid today is led by energy companies facing impossible conditions in a market where oil and gas prices are lowest in 13 years with no recovery in sight. On February 25, Bloomberg reported that the US oil bust could claim two of its biggest victims yet. Energy XXI Ltd. and SandRidge Energy Inc., oil and gas drillers with a combined $7.6 billion of debt, could not pay interest on their bond debts.
If we listen to Paul Krugman, that doesn’t matter because “we owe the debts to ourselves.” They have until the middle of next month to either pay the interest, work out a deal with their creditors or face a default that could tip them into bankruptcy.
The US shale oil companies over the past seven years became the new “saviors” of Wall Street banks desperate to find new areas of profit in a collapsing economy. They literally threw money at the booming US shale oil industry. Much of the debt the shale companies took on was what is known in Wall Street as “junk bonds.” The term is a reference to the fact that if the borrower company, say SandRidge Energy, goes bankrupt, the holders of their junk bonds are holding just that–junk.
The nearly four million barrels a day rise in USA oil production since 2009 came overwhelmingly from unconventional, high-cost shale oil ‘fracking.’ It has been held up until now by Wall Street bankers willing to keep adding new credit to the distressed companies, hoping against hope for a rise in oil prices. Since June, 2014, however, US oil prices have gone from $103 a barrel to around $30 today. Most shale companies need at least $60 a barrel to break even. Now the day of reckoning is fast approaching as the Wall Street banks, led by JP MorganChase, are deciding to cut credits, to stop throwing good money after bad as the saying goes.
Since the deal between the foolish US Secretary of State John Kerry and Saudi King Abdullah in September, 2014 to flood the world with cheap Saudi oil to create a crisis in the Russian ruble amid US sanctions, the worst hit in the unfolding crisis has been the US oil and gas industry, mainly unconventional, costly shale oil and gas. They have sold off hundreds of oil fields, eliminated an estimated two hundred fifty thousand jobs and slashed billions of dollars from capital spending and stock dividends.
As more shale energy companies go bankrupt in coming weeks, there will be no new lending for unconventional oil for decades. Oil Price.com, a trade newsletter notes, “JP Morgan was first to finally get defensive and is ready to start serious oil credit redeterminations, without waiting for the traditional examination period in April. The banks are finally feeling the risks of unrestricted lending to the shale…The US shale industry is changing forever and there won’t be this kind of “free money.”
The collapse of the US energy junk bond market is spreading like a cancerous metastasis to the entire US junk bond market that includes borrowers like Toys R’ Us to high-tech IT borrowers. US companies have a total of $1.32 trillion in junk debt maturing between now and 2020, according to Standard & Poor’s. That includes $92.3 billion coming due this year, followed by $160.9 billion in 2017 and $272.5 billion in 2018, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal of February 21.
Consumers of debt…
A further indicator of the true state of the US debt-bloated economy is the fact that the world’s largest retail group, WalMart, just announced it will close 154 of its giant stores that sell everything from food to garden equipment to toys. Over the past two years hundreds of America’s giant shopping malls have been abandoned as store chains like J.C. Penney, Kmart, Radio Shack and Sears close thousands of outlets.
Indebted American consumers are the main reason. A recent study showed that in 2015 the average American household had $129,579 in debt — $15,355 of it on high-interest credit cards. Just because the Federal Reserve has a zero interest rate policy doesn’t mean Chase or other Visa card issuers charge zero. They still charge from 13% to 25% depending on the credit history.
Total consumer debt today is a staggering $11.91 trillion, almost 70% of GDP. It is even worse than the bare statistics. The American household is forced into debt increasingly because the rise in the cost of living has exceeded income growth over the past 12 years. Median household income has grown 26% since 2003, but household expenses have outpaced it significantly — with medical costs growing by 51% and food and beverage prices increasing by 37% in that same span. The average US household pays a total of $6,658 in interest cost on home, cars, credit card debt per year, 9% of the average household income of $75,591. That is being spent on interest alone, not on new shoes for the kids or dining out with the family. This is the real reason the Federal Reserve is in a gigantic pickle regarding raising interest rates to “normal”—it would blow up the near $12 trillion consumer pyramid of debt along with corporate debt.
‘Students of debt’
With jobs in the oil and gas sector vanishing, companies going bankrupt, households choking in debt, real unemployment not the mythical 5% declared by the US Labor Department but more like 23% according to John Williams’ Shadow Government Statistics, another source of debt is assuming alarming dimension. That is student debt, a new factor that 25 years ago was almost negligible. Today students must borrow to finance college.
Today total outstanding student loan debt in the US is $1.2 trillion. Only home mortgage debt is higher. About 40 million Americans hold student loans and about 70% of bachelor’s degree recipients graduate with debt. Those who graduated in 2015 left college holding an average of $35,051 before earning their first paycheck to pay that debt off. One in four student loan borrowers are either in delinquency or default…
Are we still to believe that such debt doesn’t matter because “we owe it to ourselves” Professor Krugman. With such professors claiming to teach economics, it is no wonder that the American Hegemon is going bankrupt. Debt is a strategic factor in the existence of any national economy, and has historically been the factor that ruins nations, the United States included.
F. William Engdahl is strategic risk consultant and lecturer, he holds a degree in politics from Princeton University and is a best-selling author on oil and geopolitics, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.
Imagine what will happen in the not too far future where these artificial intelligent units will be for real .
Peeple, a new app that allows you to review people as if they were restaurants, just launched today and netizens are freaking out.
March 7, 2016
(ANTIMEDIA) On Monday, a new, controversial app described as “Yelp for people” made its debut. The free app for Apple and Android, called Peeple, allows users to rank individuals based on their interactions with them. Though Peeple’s creators added privacy provisions following harsh criticism amid the product’s announcement last year, they still face scrutiny over the potential invasiveness inherent to the app.
“The Peeple app allows you to better choose who you hire, do business with, date, become your neighbours, roommates, landlords/tenants, and watch, teach, and care for your children,“ the creators say.
The app’s site claims it is “revolutionizing the way we’re seen in the world, through our relationships,” while the logo bears the tagline: “Character is destiny.”
Indeed, in an age of online product reviews and star ranking systems for everything from restaurants to fitness studios to doctors, the emergence of a system to rank individuals is not exactly surprising. But opposition to the app, which takes modern society’s fetish with reviews to the next level, is widespread.
One commenter wrote on the company’s Facebook page:
“When character becomes currency, humanity suffers. We are not metrics, and you cannot ethically justify ranking humans against normative social ideals. We are #PeopleNotPeeple,” CBS reported.
Many users are concerned that the inherently critical nature of the app will enable and encourage cyberbullying. As another commenter on the app’s public Facebook page asked:
“How will you feel when someone is killed over what they said about someone on your app? Because it will probably happen.”
Another commented, “Yeah, because we all know people won’t lie to discredit other human beings……Peeple, the app for bullies.“
Others on the page have worried fake accounts will be made, while others complained the admins are deleting negative comments. In spite of the Facebook comment threads, however, the Calgary-based company insists it has safeguards in place to respect privacy and, above all, to prevent mistreatment.
“We do not tolerate profanity, bullying … name calling, degrading comments, abuse, derogatory comments, sexual references, racism, legal references, hateful content, sexism, and other parameters,” the website’s FAQ explains.
Further, users writing reviews must use their full names, and those reviews must be approved by the person they are written about, features that appear to provide for accountability by forcing reviewers to stand by their assessments of others. Users who are reviewed have the choice to keep these assessments hidden.
With a paid subscription, called the “truth license,” however, the dirt becomes available. This means even reviews individuals have chosen to keep hidden can be viewed. Co-founder Julia Cordray explained the system:
“If a mom wants to look up a coach for her kids, she can see all the amazing things on that person’s profile, but maybe there’s some areas of improvement for that person. So, when the mom upgrades to the truth license, she’ll be able to see all the recommendations on the back-end that the coach never published in their profile.“
The truth license feature will debut in April.
Other changes to the app following public outcry last year include the removal of a star-based system in favor of a simple ‘positive’ or ‘negative’ ranking, as well as the ability for users to delete their accounts.
“I’m really grateful for that global viral feedback that we got. It was almost like conducting the world’s largest beta test without beta-testing,” Cordray said of the widespread criticism the app received.
“That’s a way to try to have it both ways,” said Tom Keenan, a professor at University of Calgary and expert on technological privacy. Speaking on the app’s changes, he said, “I guess there might be a few nuns who want to give each other references and be honest and frank and friendly, but I don’t think the general public wants to do that,”arguing the modifications turned the app from “from controversial to irrelevant.” The Calgary Herald noted the app “could in effect be positive-feedback only without the [truth license].”
Other apps have wrestled with similar dilemmas. Lulu, a once-popular app for females, allowed women to rank men they had previously dated or known. After outcry from men and media outlets over privacy violations and sexism, the app made those rankings voluntary; the men were granted the ability to opt-in, as well as to delete their profiles if they didn’t like what was said about them. The changes, however, removed the app’s bite, rendering it the same as many others.
As a one-star review on the app’s iTunes profile complains:
“This app is no longer relevant and has lost its edge. If I wanted a dating app I would go for something that started as a dating app not a rating app. Poor business decision as this was a one of a kind app and now it’s just one of a the very many dating apps available on the App Store.”
It seems that without the appeal and possibility of negativity — what some might call honesty — human ranking apps tend to lose their appeal.
Nevertheless, Cordray says the changes were made for two types of users: “Those who want to safely manage their online reputation, and those who want to make better decisions about the people around them.”
Caught between the original intent of the app — to provide transparency and accountability down to the individual level — and attempts to appease critics, the fate of Peeple rests squarely in the hands of the internet. In recent months, the internet has been polarized between crusades against bullying and insensitivity, as well as tireless campaigns defending free speech.
In spite of the controversy, Cordray remains optimistic about the new app. “I really feel like we honoured our users and gave them what they asked for,” she said.
The iTunes version of the app was released Monday, while the Android version is expected out soon.
Quiz: Can you differentiate between the politicians and the comedians?
“Just imagine if that amount (military bases) is invested in the repair of grossly dilapidated infrastructures, home construction subsidies, or in industries that once propelled the American nation to greatness.
“… almost every category of U.S. infrastructure is in a dangerous or obsolete state — roads and bridges, power generation and transmission, water treatment and delivery, ports and air traffic control.”
Over the weekend, a small armada led by US carrier John C. Stennis, two destroyers, two cruisers and 7th Fleet flagship have sailed into the West Philippine Sea, aka South China Sea, as a show of force against China’s supposed militarization in the area.
An objective point of view sees that it is the United States that is militarizing the planet with its more than a thousand military bases outside of its own soil.
What is repulsing about this recent skirmishes is that even the Philippine military was not advised beforehand when the US maneuvers within our territory were made, and the subsequent USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) docking at Pier 15 at Manila South Harbor.
The Philippine military, in turn, is stupid enough to acknowledge that “while they had no detailed information on the deployment, he [AFP spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla] considered it a welcome development” [here].
China’s military would not have constructed airstrips in the Spratlys if not for the reentry of American military inside Philippine territory. This is not a question about whether our government wants a US intervention, or not. That question has been resolved in the early 90s when the Philippine Senate did not renew the treaty allowing US military bases in Subic and elsewhere.
Our country has been subjected to all forms of US pressure, e.g. diplomatic, economic and scientific. If you remember, the Philippine government was the last country to decide whether to join the China-led AIIB because of the US pressure. The decision to join the New Silk Road development bank came in, literally, at the last minute.
The Chinese government understands that the Philippines is in no position to resist the US bullying, so they have no recourse but to send a clear message to the intruders from thousands of miles away that China is more than ready to assert the sovereignty of Asians by constructing those airstrips in the Spratlys.
The emergence of an independent minded presidency of a Rodrigo Duterte, who has made known his progressive position on the China-Spratly issue, is shaking Washington hierarchy.
As expected, the mainstream media based in Imperial Manila, that same effective tool of the US hegemony and instrumental in the first color revolution in 1986 that saw the departure of the strongman Ferdinand Marcos, are in full throttle in demonizing the Duterte Campaign.
However, the Manila Oligarchy’s main problem during this election season is: it is the people from the full spectrum of our society that are the ones campaigning for a Duterte presidency.
In fact, it’s the people who prodded him to run [Takbo in vernacular] in the first place.
That’s just one of many music compositions by local artists convincing him to run.
They are producing their own campaign materials as one of the precondition for the man to throw his hat on the campaign trail. He refuses to entertain big business donors conducting business with government.
Even the Westernized middle class are doing it, too.
Political clans from the countryside are also in it…
A Duterte administration promises to bring peace as he is the only executive known to talk and be listened to by both the communist NPA and the various Muslim secessionist groups in Mindanao.
Yes, the Oligarchy can manipulate paid surveys, and the Manila-based media networks that they own could malign Duterte’s penchant for cursing, but they could not manipulate independent surveys conducted by private and public universities showing at least 80% of the students voting for the strongman from Davao City, a city 3 times larger than Manila.
The level of corruption is staggering and the widening gap between the ultra rich and the poor is simply intolerable. The middle class is disappearing the same way as in the United States.
The world which came to the aid of the Philippines in the aftermath of the worst typhoon disaster ever in recorded history [read: HAARPed] needs to know that their donations cannot be accounted for properly by this government. It is suspected a major portion of the unreleased donations for the victims will be used to fund their manipulations of the upcoming presidential election.
At the start of the campaign, Duterte had already revealed that at least 3 police generals are involved in illegal drugs whom he commits to eradicating within the first 3-6 months of his presidency, which should also affect the Khazarians’ major source of income from the region.
Indeed, the Duterte Phenomenon has no precedence in our local politics. This is surely the closest thing to an armed revolution against widespread corruption and poverty even in the midst of having an impressive economic growth in the region.
The next Philippine administration will be talking to China to settle the conflict in the disputed islands in the West Philippine Sea through bilateral explorations.
As Duterte said, it is far better to share the Spratly resources 50/50 with China than the ongoing Malampaya Gas extraction by Shell Dutch Petroleum which only leaves 10% for the country.
Throwing a monkey wrench against this positive development is all the US Navy can do at this time. Recall, that the Philippine government did not request officially for this ongoing US intervention. This is purely a unilateral action on the part of the United States.
Make no mistake about it, we are in no time giving up our sovereign right on the islands.
A couple of months ago, an approximately 10,000-strong non-political youth movement, “Kalayaan, Atin Ito,” wanted to establish a camp on the Kalayaan Islands [Freedom Islands of the Spratlys] as a symbolic expression of indignation towards the ongoing Chinese constructions.
Subsequently, only 50 of the volunteers were permitted by the government to do so for navigational safety concerns. They stayed on the island for two weeks with the Chinese Coast Guard doing nothing beyond helicopter flybys.
This non-aggressive response is in deep contrast to the Chinese reactions against US intrusions in the area.
But, there won’t be any long-term battle in the area because the US Strike Group provoking at China’s doorstep will be wiped out in an instant. If that happens, China and Russia will then disable US mainland power grid with an EMP attack, and the unnecessary occupation of foreign forces into US soil will follow to avert a full blown nuclear exchange.
Such a scenario will surely put the Americans to shame for being the “land of the brave and home of the free” only in their American Dream. Therefore, American patriots need to stop this warmongering and bullying by the West against peaceful nations everywhere right now.
Elsewhere in Asia, Indonesia was also hit by an 8.3 magnitude earthquake [although the intensity was watered down by USGS eventually] because the country is not allowing the further exploitation of their resources by a Western company that is also hosting a covert military base inside the area covered by the expiring mining concession.
To add to the West frustrations, Indonesia is also talking to Russia about the possibility of the latter to supply 10 highly maneuverable S-35 Sukhoi fighter planes to augment the capability of the Indonesian military [here] on top of the Chinese infrastructure investments earlier announced.
The combined progressive developments and non-conformist decisions in Southeast Asia, and the recent suspension of the US military base construction in Okinawa Japan by the Japanese PM himself, are making Washington warmongers restless.
“The government has decided to accept the court-mediated settlement plan,” Defense Minister Gen Nakatani said, according to the Kyodo news agency.
The settlement plan was agreed with the Okinawa prefectural government and concerned landfill work, which needed to take place in order for the US military base to be built.”
Again, nobody else wants war, and the BRICS Alliance abhors the aggressive foreign policy of the West which is mostly evident in the sheer size of its military budget, not because the BRICS are wary of it but they know that the average Americans are struggling to make ends meet.
“One set of international military spending figures comes from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), a think tank. The institute maintains an online database of military expenditures since 1988 for more than 170 countries. By their calculation, the United States spends more than the next seven countries combined.
In 2014, the most recent year available, the United States led the world in military spending at $610 billion, marking 34 percent of the world total, SIPRI found.
U.S. expenditures were nearly three times higher than China, the second-highest nation with an estimated $216 billion in military spending. Russia was in third place at $84.5 billion.
But counting together military spending from the eight countries after the United States comes out to $646.4 billion, surpassing the United States’ $610. Omitting No. 9 on the list, Japan, the calculation comes out to about $601 billion.”
Just imagine if that amount is invested in the repair of grossly dilapidated infrastructures, home construction subsidies, or in industries that once propelled the American nation to greatness.
“… almost every category of U.S. infrastructure is in a dangerous or obsolete state — roads and bridges, power generation and transmission, water treatment and delivery, ports and air traffic control. There is no partisan divide on what is needed: a national initiative to modernize our 50- to 100-year-old infrastructure.
… On a single night in January 2014, 578,424 people were experiencing homelessness — meaning they were sleeping outside or in an emergency shelter or transitional housing program. From 2013 to 2014, a period of ongoing recovery from the Great Recession, overall homelessness decreased by 2.3 percent and homelessness decreased among every major subpopulation: unsheltered persons (10 percent), families (2.7 percent), chronically homeless individuals (2.5 percent), and veterans (10.5 percent)”
So, it is really high time that the Sheeples in the West move their asses up and denounce in the strongest terms possible to bring all troops home and make lasting peace possible everywhere on the planet.
A better global police is already doing effective work on the ground, starting in Syria.