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.
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“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.
Cargill to build corn syrup refinery
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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.
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
“The PNAC plan envisions a strategic confrontation with China, and a still greater permanent military presence in every corner of the world,” wrote Michael Parenti in his 2004 book Superpatriotism.
YIKES10 -- blj
Colossal Financial Pyramid: BlackRock and The WEF “Great Reset”
By F. William Engdahl
Global Research, August 13, 2022
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.
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.
Pelosi’s Pidgin Propaganda
This is not strategy; it's desperation and another big payday for US military-industrial complex.-- blj
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Ukraine Stops Transit of Russian Oil Through Its Territory
Sanctions against Russian financial operations leave Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia without fuel.