Saturday, November 10, 2018

Paradise, CA, town of 27000, destroyed by wildfire

Various media sources report that the “Camp Fire” has almost completely destroyed the town of Paradise, CA, north of Sacramento (I did visit the California capital in late September).

The town has about 27,000 residents. Almost all the homes are destroyed.
It’s a good question where the people will be housed for the next year or more.  How many people had insurance?

There is also massive destruction around Malibu.

I saw some fire damage at Apple Hill on US 50 during my recent trip.

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

"Antifa Got Me Banned from America" based on apparently fake tips from far Left (for conservative from Britain)

Here’s a pretty disturbing story “Antifa Got Me Banned from America to Destroy my Life and Marriage”, by British citizen Jack Buckby.

Buckby had supported Trump, but reports multiple incidents of fake tips accusing him of having made terrorist threats.  One of them seems to an interpretation of a statement in Britain regarding assisting asylum seekers.

This is quite an ironic story, that Trump’s DHS could stop a previous supporter from returning to the US based on fake tips.
Is this an example of the combativeness of the far Left? 

Sunday, November 04, 2018

"Can Russia Invade Europe?"

Can Russia Invade Europe?” from the Infographics Channel.

The animated film (10 min) looks at the Russian 2017 Zapad maneuvers, and notes that NATO is much more advanced than Russia but much of the hardware is in the US.

Russia could invade the Baltics through Belarus and Kalinngrad and hold territory for a while.  There would be a grave risk of the use of tactical nuclear weapons by both sides.

However NATO might be able to actually hold territory in Russia, from St. Petersburg to Moscow.

Russia has conscription, but its volunteer force is growing.
Here is a Quora analysis of whether Russia could invade Finland (which also has conscription). Finland is not part of NATO but is a NATO "partner". It's not far by train to St. Petersburg. 

Monday, October 29, 2018

Some of David Hogg's original video from Parkland shooting incident

Smoking Gun Hogg” or “Hogg’s ‘Original’ Edited Version”, from “The Vortex Math Laboratory”.

I don’t know factually how much of this was shot during the actual event Feb. 14, 2014 at Stoneman Douglas hospital. It looks real. 

“Without action, ideas remain ideas”.
Here is Dr. Phil’s video interview of David.  He already had been told of Cruz's identity shortly after the event, while still in hiding. 

Monday, October 22, 2018

"Hurricane Michael: Inside the Eye"

"Hurricane Michael: Inside the Eye"

A storm chaser approaches the wall as it returns, and gets stopped by a toppled oil rig;
The sun is out in the middle.  Then this becomes like a horror movie. "Take Shelter". 

PD NASA picture credit on Wikipedia. 

Sunday, October 21, 2018

"Are You Ready for The Second American Civil War?": Tim Pool pod cast from this summer

On July 1, 2018 Tim Pool (Timcast) made a strong podcast, an hour long,  Are You Ready for the Second American Civil War?” with two friends, one of them named “Emily” and “Reactor”.

Tim outlines some scenarios, based on numbers of violent protesters, where violent uncontrollable insurgencies within the US could evolve, especially from the extreme left.

The idea is suggested that some day historians may suggest that the Second American Civil War started with Charlottesville.

He also suggests that a massive ground invasion of the US from enemy insurgents is conceivable.

The panelists speculate about the Supreme Court and the possible overturning of Roe v Wade before Kennedy resigned and Kavanaugh was appointed. Pool makes the point that survival supplies could be a good business idea now (along with Nicholas Taleb's "Skin in the Game" theory), but it's based more on the idea of out of control political violence than foreign (North Korean) EMP. 

Tim mentions a March 2018 issue by Chris Hedges in Common Dreams, "The Coming Collapse".  The loss of the dollar as a reserve currency is mentioned, but Porter Stansberry has preached that for years (as does Ron Paul).

Pool made an interesting progression in his history:  from Dred Scott to Harper's Ferry (1859, one of my favorites spots) to Fort Sumter.  Charlottesville isn't quite in that sequence yet. 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

NYTimes recent video: "Is President Trump Fascist?"

The New York Times has a recent (Oct. 15) video editorial, “Is President Trump Fascist?
Jason Stanley (professor of philosophy at Yale) draws parallels between Trump’s words and previous fascists in history. Included is a call for the better times for the privileged people in a patriarchal past.

I think you can make a case for the idea that fascism can indirectly arise from personal values, as we have explored in videos here before. 

Note the old baby: