News & Commentary (often Radical & Censored) for Friday, May 27, 2022

So, I just read this by the U.S. Department of Defence News, "Russian Progress in Ukraine Is Only Incremental," and I find it pure misinformation (false propaganda).

First of all, the Russian sent in a force that was smaller than Ukraine's forces. Second, Russia never intended to take Kiev, and they weren't driven from around Kharkiv but pulled back to not lose soldiers unnecessarily. Both were strategic withdrawals. In addition, Russian forces have pushed back around Kharkiv. Third, the doctrinal approach has been winning steadily. Why fix what's not broken. Fourth, what would non-incremental progress look like? Well, Russia could nuke Kiev. My point is that the Pentagon's headline is stupid! Fifth, the gains by the LPR, DPR, and Russia have not been small in the face of orders by Putin not to flatten civilian areas but to be as surgical as possible. Just look at the map at the beginning of February compare to now.

Ukraine may be flooded with weapons, but if they don't have enough trained young men to use them, they still won't stand a chance. They don't have the men and won't. If NATO steps in, it will be WWIII caused by Joe Biden.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken doesn't speak for me. He doesn't represent me. I don't accept what he's saying about China. He's claiming the US policy is that there is only one China and that Taiwan is right now part of that China and that China's recognized government is the Chinese Communist Party headed up by Xi. It is completely illogical to then attempt to qualify any of that with any other statements or documents. If Blinken is right, then Taiwan's rightful leader right now is Xi and there is no legitimate democracy of Taiwan.

Blinken is ignorant or deliberately ignoring historical facts. The One China Policy only existed because the US backed the Nationalists who fled to Taiwan and who claimed to still be the rightful government of China. First of all, the US was wrong to have backed those nationalists, who were fascists. However, once those nationalists no longer could claim to be the rightful government of China, once they lost power even in Taiwan, the very basis for the One China Policy of the US evaporated.

The Nixon administration never agreed to mainland China's "One China Doctrine." Nixon never said there is one China. He only said the mainland and Taiwan, at the time, said there was only one China.

Things have changed. Taiwan wants to declare itself an independent nation. It has that right under international law. The USA is not bound to any One China Policy, period!

Right now, both China (mainland) and the USA are signatories to the UN Charter, which guarantees Taiwan its democratic rights. Xi can either honor the Charter or withdraw from the UN, in which case, there will be no centralizing international law upon which to base any claim either way concerning Taiwan and the USA will back Taiwan as much as, and in any way, it wants to.

Sunak’s package fails to tackle the true cause of UK inflation: shameless profiteering

Gas Wells Leak Explosive Levels of Methane in California

Rehabilitation of Bush no laughing matter. Rehabilitation of Bush, not a chance.

The USA just can't get its act together. Import tsunami sinks US GDP in first quarter. Where's our national industrial policy? We are sooooooooooo slow.

Can wireless be healthy? Children’s Health Defense Supports Injured Residents in Pittsfield, Massachusetts Cell Tower Litigation

Why did the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approve remdesivir to treat children as young as four weeks old if remdesivir looks this bad?

Horay. 'Resounding Victory': Court Rules Exxon Must Face Trial Over Climate Lies

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

The right of the people to keep and bear arms is premised on a well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state. Since a well-regulated militia is no longer necessary for the security of a free state because we don't use citizen militias but professional law-enforcement, the right of the people to keep and bear arms is no longer constitutionally guaranteed.

Why are all US Senate Republicans even okay with armed Nazis with badges? After Racist Massacre in Buffalo, Senate GOP Blocks Domestic Terrorism Bill

The killing of Shireen and the assault on the funeral procession demonstrated once again the structural nature of Israeli racism and violence against Palestinians. As Amnesty International describes it, Israel’s “regular violations of Palestinians’ rights are not accidental repetitions of offenses, but part of an institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination.”


Amnesty and Human Rights Watch, along with B’tselem, have concluded that this pattern constitutes the crime of apartheid. This international crime, and its associated human rights violations and war crimes, has continued for decades while political, diplomatic, economic, and military support from the United States goes forward unconditionally.

Washington sends more than $3.8 billion every year directly to the Israeli military, most of it used to purchase U.S.-made weapons systems, ammunition, and more. This makes the U.S. complicit in Israel’s criminal wrongdoing.

If our tax dollars are furnishing the weapons that kill journalists and other innocents, that’s not just an international crime — it’s against U.S. law, too.

Arming Apartheid Israel, the Nazis in Ukraine, the headchopping Islamists in Syria and elsewhere, fascists anywhere, is absolutely an abomination. The country that does it will fall hard and far. It's a losing strategy.

Long Marginalized, the Right of Return is Once Again a Palestinian Priority

Security of third-party apps for connected cars | Kaspersky official blog

How Real Estate Can Beat Inflation - Multifamily Blogs

YouTube’s increased focus on boosting mainstream media outlets that are designated as authoritative is a drastic shift from its founding vision where it was launched with the slogan “Broadcast Yourself” and almost all the content was produced by independent creators.


Despite Wojcicki’s assertion that these authoritative sources are reliable and should be given preferential treatment, there are numerous examples of these outlets getting it wrong.

YouTube CEO assures World Economic Forum she’ll continue to boost “trusted” sources

Memorial Day Salute To A Repentant Ex-Marine

The reintroduction of the U.S. military (AFRICOM) on the ground is related to a dispute between Somalia and the U.S. oil company, Coastline Exploration Ltd, over the validity of an oil exploration agreement. It is also a signal that the U.S. wants to both reassert its presence in the oil-rich and strategic region, and to directly target its long-time foe, Eritrea.

On African Liberation Day Biden’s Troop Deployment to Somalia Confirms Africa is Not Free — The Black Alliance for Peace

“Top Gun: Maverick” continues this by attempting to convince a new generation to sign up while conveniently avoiding the likelihood that they’ll end up stuck in a cargo container on a base in the desert murdering people by remote control.

More broadly, the US military is likely hoping, as they did with the original, that “the box office will be a bell ringer” for them, and it will help restore the military’s image, which has been savaged by wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, and elsewhere.

If the Pentagon’s effort succeeds, the irony will be that a movie about a ‘Maverick’ in the military was as pro-establishment as a “Top Gun” sequel could be.

Documents Reveal How Pentagon Shaped ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Into A Recruitment And PR Vehicle

Gaynor testified on Monday that the FBI's senior leadership had placed a close-hold on Sussmann's identity as the source, meaning that his name couldn't be revealed. As a result, Gaynor didn't tell the agents working the case that Sussmann was the source.

Within two weeks of opening the investigation, Heide believed the allegation was unsubstantiated, but FBI headquarters continued to have them investigate. 

FBI agent testifies 'fired up' leadership pushed Trump probe despite flimsy evidence

Censorship is Big Business. Bill Gates Poured Millions into Dark Money Fund Attacking Elon Musk

If Musk votes Republican, he'll still be disillusioned. He's not going to find what he's looking for because he doesn't yet know what he wants.

I appreciate Sharyl Attkisson's review of "2000 Mules," which I haven't seen. If I have to pay for it, I'm not interested.

In November 2020, the FISC announced that “the government … reported numerous incidents” in which the FBI reviewed information gathered under section 702 without obtaining proper permission from the court.

Report Shows FBI Spied on 3.3 Million Americans Without a Warrant, GOP Demands Answers

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