The Danger of Engaging in Perpetual War

As I scrolled through my Facebook memories, I discovered the following link, which I originally posted to my own wall in August of 2016, and decidedly re-shared it, along with commentary…

Our Greatest National Security Threat? Perpetual War:
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/08/12/our-greatest-national-security-threat-perpetual-war

(William Astore) The United States is now engaged in perpetual war with victory nowhere in sight.  Iraq is chaotic and scarred. So, too, is Libya. Syria barely exists. After 15 years, “progress” in Afghanistan has proven eminently reversible as efforts to rollback recent Taliban gainscontinue to falter. The Islamic State may be fracturing, but its various franchises are finding new and horrifying ways to replicate themselves and lash out. Having spent trillions of dollars on war with such sorry results, it’s a wonder that key figures in the U.S. military or officials in any other part of America’s colossal national security state and the military-industrial complex (“the Complex” for short) haven’t spoken out forcefully and critically about the disasters on their watch.

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My Commentary: Not exactly rocket science, and yet, it still remains an ever-elusive concept to most, somehow…

But, Without Government, Who Would Privatize the Tax-FundedRoads?

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

“🚫 [No Parking] During Stadium Events Except Residents – Tow Zone”

City Workers Busted For Closing Street By United Center So Friends Can Park:
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170717/near-west-side/13-city-workers-disciplined-for-arranging-free-parking-near-united-center

(Heather Cherone) Thirteen city employees have been disciplined for their role in a scheme that blocked off a street near the United Center so their friends and relatives could park for free during Bulls and Blackhawks games, Inspector General Joseph Ferguson said.

Inspectors working for the city’s watchdog staked out 16 games at the United Center from April 2015 to February 2016 — including nine Blackhawks playoff games — and witnessed employees of the Office of Emergency Management allowing 62 cars to park for free on the west side of Wood Street between Madison Street and Warren Boulevard, Ferguson said in his quarterly report released Monday.

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My Commentary: But… MUH Roadssss. :'(

But, Without Government, Who Would Run a Legal Extortion Racket that Disenfranchises the Self-Employed?

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Colorado’s Absurd War on Online Dog Walking Services:
http://reason.com/archives/2017/05/03/colorados-absurd-war-on-online-dog-walki

() In over 10,000 cities in all 50 states, the online platform Rover offers pet owners the ability to connect with walkers and sitters with the ease that characterizes the growing sharing economy. There are over 100,000 people who earn money by working with the platform and Rover is just one of many “pet sharing” sites.

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My Commentary: But, without government, who would run a legal extortion racket that not only disenfranchises individuals from self-employment, but also artificially eliminates competition for larger businesses, in the process?

America’s Presidential Precedence of Murdering Civilians

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

One Lizard. Two Lizard. Red Lizard. Blue Lizard.
Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump

If You’re Wondering Why Trump Can Just Bomb Countries, Ask Obama, Bush, and Clinton:
http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2017/april/14/if-you-re-wondering-why-trump-can-just-bomb-countries-ask-obama-bush-and-clinton/

(Darius Shahtahmasebi) If you read closely between the warped headlines of the establishment media, you will eventually find the truth about Trump’s decision to strike the Syrian government: it was illegal.

Yet most mainstream media outlets clearly supported the strike. Many US allies also supported the strike, including so-called peaceful countries such as New Zealand, which stated the strikes were a“proportional response to a specific incident – the chemical weapons atrocity.” New Zealand also said they would consider sending troops to Syria if the American government requested them.

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My Commentary: Spare us the theatrics, and please don’t bother feigning indignation if you were silent while any of these lizards were busy murdering civilians… You’re not virtuous, you’re not concerned with protecting the innocent, and you’re really only embarrassing yourself with your pathetic display of selective outrage, hypocrite…

Mainstream Media Monopoly Continues to Publish Most Widely-Read Fake News Available

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Why Has Trust in Media Collapsed? Look at Actions of WSJ, Yahoo, Business Insider and Slate.:
https://theintercept.com/2017/03/30/why-has-trust-in-media-collapsed-look-at-actions-of-wsj-yahoo-business-insider-and-slate/

(Last week, we published documents that definitively debunked and disproved a claim that numerous media outlets had circulated and affirmed for years: that Edward Snowden lied about where he was during his first 11 days in Hong Kong. Contrary to the fable these outlets dispensed to their readers — that Snowden did not check in to the Mira Hotel on May 21 as he claimed but only did so on June 1, 11 days later — these new documents, obtained from the Mira, prove that Snowden arrived there exactly when he always said, rendering their published stories factually false. Many of these stories had even claimed that anonymous U.S. investigators were unable to find hotel or credit card records for Snowden during these 11 days — exactly the records we just published.

The same day our story was published, the New York Times reporter Charlie Savage — who had previously spent weeks documenting that this claim about Snowden never had any journalistic basis to begin with — confirmed the authenticity of the new documents…

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My Commentary: The mainstream media monopoly continues to publish the most widely-read fake news available, while simultaneously claiming the ability to determine what’s “real.”