“On February 8, 2015, North Korea test fired five of what it termed “cutting edge” anti-ship missiles. … the successful testing of anti-ship missiles at a range of 200 km, as reported by South Korea’s defense ministry, is a development of note but not of alarm.”
“The Diplomat” Feb., 2015“
“North Korea threatened the US with “merciless” attacks if an aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson, which is currently taking part in joint South Korean drills “infringes on its sovereignty or dignity”
Reuters, March 2017
The North Korean anti-ship missile is a sea-skimming, high speed missile with a single-missile hit probability of 70%. The North Koreans have the latest Russian version (shown above) of these mothers. We don’t know how many, but with a single-hit kill probability of 70% how many would it take? (They are also land, air and sub-launched.) The USS Carl Vinson is a rather large target, and even if it is well defended, the only question in my mind is what happens when North Korea launches a swarm of Silkworms at the Vinson.
I think we’re going to see the first example of what many people have been saying – the US carrier fleet is an expensive, vulnerable and obsolete floating target. It is a US version of France’s impregnable “Maginot Line”, and the Silkworm is the NK version of the German Panzers, already positioned for the NK version of the German end-run through the Ardennes that rendered all that expensive French military “planning” irrelevant.
I am sorry for all the men and women who have been sent into range of this North Korean ship-killer, because I think that Kim is literally insane enough to launch his missiles at the Vinson and not really care what happens next.
How many wars has the US started by taunting “the enemy” with a ship or two and then using the attack as an excuse? It’s an old tradition among really stupid people who love war and don’t care about how many Americans and of course other, lesser people die.
Going down in a blaze of glory will suit Kim just fine.
Generally accepted physical characteristics of hard-core alcoholics include:
> Broken capillaries on the nose and face (check and check. Big time Rudolph nose and Santa cheeks.)
> Yellowing of the eyes and skin, indicating a potential problem with liver functioning (check – I would say a pasty shade of jaune)
> Breath that smells of alcohol on a consistent basis (can’t smell a picture but – whew -what’s your guess?)
> A marked decrease in attention to personal hygiene such as showering and dental care, resulting in unappealing aesthetics (unappealing – definite check)
> Notable weight loss or weight gain (super double check, definitely porky)
> Dry skin (you can almost see the dandruff cloud)
> Brittle hair and fingernails (hard to say but those nails look pretty stubby to me. And that hair? Probably brittle, but mostly just greasy.)
> A flushed appearance (oh yeah!)
> Evidence of aging more rapidly than usual, such as a sudden increase in wrinkles and age spots (just check out those legs – wrinkles and age spots along with a spider web of varicose veins.)
And I would add a few other things like irrational judgment, impenetrable denial, vicious projection, uncontrolled rage, hate-driven aggression, deep paranoia, grandiose delusions, and needing a drink more than anything else in life.
There have been plenty of alcoholics in positions of power in this world, but few of them are so clearly impaired as Steve Bannon. But I’m willing to bet that his alcoholic cunning – how many hiding places do you think he already has for his booze in the White House – enables him to know just which buttons to push to get His Eminence to blow up the world.
After all, how hard could it be to convince Daffy Don that the Kikes, the Chinks, the Ragheads, the Niggers, the Fags and the Spics are out to get him and that he better get them all first? Now wouldn’t THAT make America great again?
The scam is that nobody is discussing where that obesity is coming from. People are deliberately led to assume that obesity is connected with gluttony, which of course has a sub-text of implied moral and character defectiveness. This conveniently plays into how “fat” people are stigmatized beginning in the schoolyard all the way through adulthood – if you are “fat” then it’s obviously your fault because you just can’t control yourself and, by extension, you deserve whatever happens to you. According to the prevailing ethos obese people are pigs.
I have yet to see any so-called medical or scientific expert, or any of the howling media mob, point out that the obesity epidemic is actually a whole-body inflammation epidemic, and that this can be laid largely if not exclusively at the feet of the industrial food & beverage manufacturers who, based purely on profit margins, cram as much High Fructose Corn Syrup as possible into every kind of “food” they produce. The real pigs here are corporate America – not “fat cats”, just plain pigs.
It really is all about money. If you doubt that it could be that simple, just do a search for “High Fructose Corn Syrup” and “inflammation”. Then do a search for “inflammation” and virtually any of the top ten killers in America.
And this isn’t about just “fast foods” that so many “experts” like to blame for obesity – HFCS is in virtually every kind of industrial food that is crammed down the throats of people beginning in childhood with baby formulas and continuing right through life to sick old people being hurried along the path to death by crap like “Ensure”.
Here’s my conclusion – for what it’s worth.
Yes, the new “epidemic” of colorectal cancer (and Diabetes, and Alzheimer’s, and Congestive Heart Failure, and Cancer) are all connected with “Obesity”, but that Obesity isn’t about people acting like pigs – it is about people being victimized from birth to death by corporate Nazis who squeeze a few extra pennies out of everything they sell by using High Fructose Corn Syrup as the sweetener in their nasty little products. HFCS a major cause, but of course not the only food-related cause of whole-body inflammation that is, in turn, the REAL cause of colorectal cancers, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Congestive Heart Failure and many if not most of the man-made diseases that are maiming and killing so many people.
Please read my blog post on Coca Leaf Tea, obesity and inflammation, and think about who is really responsible for all the suffering and death caused by obesity that is being conveniently scapegoated by blaming it on the people who are “fat”, which of course is the personal failing of those “fatty, fatty, two by fours …” who just can’t control their appetites.
Makes me want to cram a hot lead slurpy down the throats of as many corporate executives as possible.
From time to time I find it useful to read the US Constitution, especially when the United States government is attempting to assert a claim to its power to enforce any law passed by Congress that infringes unconstitutionally on the rights of the People and the States. So please bear with me as I explore what appears to be a renewed attack by the United States on the rights of the States and the People with regard to Cannabis.
I do understand that dissertations on Constitutional law by “jailhouse lawyers” can be tedious, so I’ll do my best to make this relevant to the Cannabis community and the challenges we appear to be facing from Daffy Don and his gang that can’t shoot straight.
The Constitution gives the United States the power to make laws, which must in every case be consistent with all provisions of the Constitution. This power to make laws is given to the US Congress, which has a long history of making laws that ultimately, when challenged, do not meet the test of Constitutionality. They are, after all, largely a band of fools.
However, all Federal (United States) agencies operate under the cover of laws passed by the Congress, which is why we have agencies like the DEA and FDA exercising powers and creating regulations that are not specifically authorized by the Constitution, but which are permitted by the enabling legislation passed by Congress – which they have a right to do as long as those powers and regulations, along with the enabling legislation, do not violate the Constitution.
This is where I would argue that attempts by agencies operating under laws passed by Congress to prohibit medicinal and recreational Cannabis violate the Constitution and are egregiously illegal and therefore are not enforceable.
Under Article 10, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
So according to Article 10, since the power to regulate natural substances with medicinal or recreational value is not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor is it prohibited by those States that have legalized either or both medicinal and recreational Cannabis, then any such powers of regulation of natural substances with medicinal and/or recreational value including Cannabis are “…reserved to the States respectively, or to the People”.
Now, if it weren’t for the 18th Amendment there would be absolutely no precedent for Congress trying to regulate substances. But they did pass the 18th amendment, asserting that the People did not have a right to consume “intoxicating liquors”, and that the United States had the right to regulate those particular substances (intoxicating liquors) and proceeded to enforce that assertion by the creation of police and judicial powers.
Merriam Webster defines “liquors” as
- Alcoholic drink, especially distilled spirits.
Merriam Webster defined intoxicating as
- of (alcoholic drink or a drug) liable to cause intoxication.
And, Merriam Webster defines intoxication as
- an abnormal state that is essentially a poisoning (carbon monoxide intoxication; the condition of having physical or mental control markedly diminished by the effects of alcohol or drugs (drank to the point of intoxication), (cocaine intoxication)
It is obvious that there is no basis in scientific or medical literature to classify Cannabis as an “intoxicating” substance, and it is of course not a “liquor”, nor is there any basis for claiming that the effects of Cannabis can be defined as intoxication. Alcohol of course is an intoxicating drug and does operate through selective poisoning (intoxication) of the body.
Clearly the Constitution is focused on intoxicating liquids or substances that produce intoxication. And, there is overwhelming scientific and medical evidence that Cannabis does not operate on the human body or mind through the process of intoxication.
However, even with all that, under the 21st (Repeal) Amendment, the US government admitted that it did not have the authority to prohibit the People’s right to possess and consume “intoxicating liquors”, except in those states that themselves prohibited that possession and consumption. (Think of “Wet” and “Dry” counties in some States, and the reservation of the right to sell beer and alcohol by the State to itself, as in “State Stores” in Pennsylvania.)
Taking the above arguments into full account, it is clear that the only way that Congress can Constitutionally pass laws that empower United States agencies to enact regulations that prohibit the States and the People from possessing, growing, buying and selling, transporting and consuming Cannabis is by making an Amendment to the Constitution. Good luck with that, assholes.
So what the Cannabis community should be doing right now is working with the Attorneys General of those States that have legalized Cannabis to ensure that they are fully prepared to defend the Constitution when Daffy Don’s gangsters come calling, to the point of ordering State Police and the State National Guard to arrest and deport beyond State borders (preferably doing the Perp Walk in cuffs across the State line) any United States agents who attempt to violate the Constitutional rights of the People who it is their sworn duty to defend. The AG’s should also lock all offices of these Federal agencies in the state and seize all weapons. They might go further and issue arrest warrants for any Congressmen who passed the enabling legislation, as well as any officials of any of the agencies who are attempting to enforce these unconstitutional laws if they should ever set foot in the State. That would include the President.
One of the looming tragedies in America is what Daffy Don and his hate-filled followers are about to do to access to health care for poor people.
One part of the tragedy is that so many of the people who oppose Daffy Don’s attack on the poor wind up fighting for the right of poor people to have access to a failed medical system that can do nothing for them but hook them on the products of Pig Pharma without even beginning to treat or cure them of the killer diseases that afflict them.
But an even greater tragedy is that so many of the health conditions that plague poor people especially hard like Diabetes, Obesity, Heart Disease and Depression could be effective treated and cured by a few cups of Coca Leaf tea a day, resulting is far less need for health insurance, pharmaceuticals, or ER and doctor visits.
This isn’t a pipe dream, although it is a dream. I’ve been providing documentation for many years in this blog for the efficacy and safety of Coca Leaf in treating and potentially reversing and curing many of the diseases that maim and kill poor people in the US. I’ve even provided what I believe are cogent arguments for the use of Coca Leaf in treating diseases like Alzheimer’s that afflict and torture people without regard to their economic status.
The bottom line is that all of the hater’s arguments about the costs of ObamaCare could be undercut and rendered pointless if American’s simply had full legal access to Coca Leaf medicines, which they could brew up themselves on their kitchen stoves. I’ll bet that within a year or two of having cheap, daily access to Coca Leaf tea the need for “health care” would decrease so dramatically that even the most hate-filled of Daffy Don’s followers would have to admit that it’s a good idea.
In fact, I am quite sure that many of these obnoxious little Brown Shirts would be clandestinely sipping a few cups of Coca Leaf tea every day for their high blood pressure and sick hearts and who knows – they might even mellow out a bit.
Nah – that’s hoping for too much, and for the wrong people.
But those who are stunned by how this administration is turning the War On Poverty into the War On The Poor ought to get behind medical Coca Leaf with all the energy that they are now, quite rightfully, devoting to the cause of Medical Cannabis. That would take care of a huge part of the problems that poor people have with the so-called health care system in the US.
I would see the world as my enemy, and I would be absolutely certain that the world was ready to attack me at the first opportunity. I could see the world gloating over my death, and then forgetting me.
So, paranoid megalomaniac that I am, I would have been gaming my response for years, preparing to play and win the game on my own terms. Neither the US, nor China, nor any other country would impress me at all.
But I would LOVE the ascendance of Daffy Don to the US presidency, because I would be certain that now I was faced with an utter fool who I could count on to “provoke” me into doing what I actually plan to do, and who would be completely taken in by my game plan. PLEASE don’t throw me into that brier patch, Brer Bear!
My plan would have been to set up the world to think that I am building my nuclear weapons capability to launch nuclear missiles at my neighbors and, ultimately, at the US. So, I would have done everything in my total power to convince them that they are correct. I would have launched lots and lots of missiles, and I would blown off a bunch of nukes, and I would have bragged how far my missiles could fly and how destructive they were.
By all evidence, I would be a very happy man these days, because the whole world seems to have bought my head-fake. Especially Daffy Donald. I would find the preparations of my enemies to counter my nuclear missile threat – the whole world full of them – to be terribly amusing. I would be especially happy about what the South Koreans and the US are doing. Go ahead – build that missile shield. And by the way, I am going to scream and threaten you while you do.
But my real plan would be very different from what I have convinced the world to think, and to prepare for.
I would have spent years and unlimited amounts of money placing chemical, biological, and of course nuclear weapons in as many places in the world as possible – on the floor of harbors, in warehouses, in business facilities, and just plain buried in the countryside. I would have used normal shipping vessels to carry most of these weapons around the world, and I would have had trained teams on board these ships who would offload and place the weapons.
If the nukes were shielded properly they would be very hard to detect. The chemical and biological weapons – impossible to detect. They would be built to lie in place for years.
All these weapons would be on remote triggers, and I would have people in place, with other people as failsafe backups, to activate the triggers. They would have been in place for many years, and they would have been extremely well-paid. And they would not have a clue what hitting that switch, or dialing that cell phone number, or pressing that button, was going to do.
And then the moment that I saw, or believed that I saw that my enemies were about to annihilate me, I would order these weapons triggered, knowing that I was going to die along with most of the people in my country. But I wouldn’t give a shit, because that would be just part of my plan.
But because I am crazy, I would think that this was all a grand idea and that any of the world that happened to survive would remember my name forever. Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, Mao – all nobodies. What was left of the world would remember only Kim.
If I were Kim, going down in spectacular flames would be the culmination of my ambitions. I would see myself surrounded by flames of glory. I would be completely satisfied with that outcome. I would be absolutely certain that the world would never forget me. I would be the greatest, forever.