August 2022

Events on the "American lake"


Consortiun News
HIROSHIMA AT 77: John Pilger — Another Hiroshima is Coming — Unless We Stop It Now
Hiroshima and Nagasaki were acts of premeditated mass murder unleashing a weapon of intrinsic criminality. It was justified by lies that form the bedrock of 21st century U.S. war propaganda, casting a new enemy, and target – China.

How much is "free, democratic" Taiwan worth to Silicon Valley?


Consortium News

Big Chip in US-China Crisis
For the U.S., it is unthinkable that semiconductor behemoth TSMC could one day be in territory controlled by Beijing, writes Maria Ryan
An employee at Intel Corporation’s wafer fabrication facility in Chandler, Arizona, moves through its cleanroom in her industrial “bunny suit,” 2018. (Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)

By Maria Ryan 
University of Nottingham

Ukrainians shut down Russian pipeline to Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia

This is not strategy; it's desperation and another big payday for US military-industrial complex.-- blj



News > Russia
Ukraine Stops Transit of Russian Oil Through Its Territory
Sanctions against Russian financial operations leave Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia without fuel.

"Rearmament," Robinson Jeffers, 1935

These grand and fatal movements toward death: the grandeur of the mass
Makes pity a fool, the tearing pity
For the atoms of the mass, the persons, the victims, makes it seem monstrous
To admire the tragic beauty they build.
It is beautiful as a river flowing or a slowly gathering
Glacier on a high mountain rock-face,
Bound to plow down a forest, or as frost in November,
The gold and flaming death-dance for leaves,
Or a girl in the night of her spent maidenhood, bleeding and kissing.


YIKES10  -- blj

Colossal Financial Pyramid: BlackRock and The WEF “Great Reset”
By F. William Engdahl
Global Research, August 13, 2022
Region: USA
Theme: Global Economy

First published by Global Research on June 20, 2021

A virtually unregulated investment firm today exercises more political and financial influence than the Federal Reserve and most governments on this planet.

Feds copped out on the Colorado. Bonus: Western senators' $4B slush fund

But the federal government left unresolved the looming question of how seven Western states will divide what’s left of the dwindling river in the years ahead. Those states blew past Monday’s deadline, set by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in June, to reach a voluntary agreement on how to reduce water use by 2 million to 4 million acre-feet — up to a third of the river’s annual average flow. -- Partlow and Bruliard, Washington Post, Aug. 16, 2022

In other words, midterms Trump. -- blj


Washington Post

Cargill -- fighting American obesity one environmentally correct corn-syrup refinery at a time

Cargill to build corn syrup refinery
Cargill_corn syrup refinery rendering
Rendering of Cargill's new refinery planned for Fort Dodge, Iowa, US. Image courtesy of Cargill.

By Lisa Berry
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, US — Cargill has announced plans to invest more than $50 million to build a corn syrup refinery in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

As Ye Sow

 “The worsening drought crisis across the west is not just bad for business and farms. It’s an existential threat to our communities and to our livelihoods,” (Interior Secretary Deb) Haaland said during a visit to a Madera-based Specialty Crop Company almond orchard. -- Fresno Bee, 8-18-22.

The true existential threat to the communities and businesses of the Central Valley is agribusiness, Dr. Walter Goldschmidt, anthropologist, said in As Ye Sow, 1947.

Knucklehead hope skewered from the grave

Of all the sentimental errors which reign and rage in this incomparable republic, the worst, I often suspect, is that which confuses the function of criticism, whether aesthetic, political or social, with the function of reform. Almost invariably it takes the form of a protest: “The fellow condemns without offering anything better. Why tear down without building up.” So coo and snivel the sweet ones; so wags the national tongue. The messianic delusion becomes a sort of universal murrain.