Friday, March 17, 2017

Nuclear War Possible With Trump In White House

The US has said its policy of "strategic patience" with North Korea is over and suggested it might decide to take pre-emptive military action.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the option was "on the table" if the threat from the North's weapons programme reached a level requiring it.
 “Chinese Premier Li Keqiang just issued a strong message to Donald Trump: You really don’t want to start a trade war with us.
Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday, Li cited an article from “an authoritative international think tank” showing that “should a trade war break out between China and the United States, it would be foreign-invested companies, in particular US firms, that would bear the brunt of it.”
““We don't want to see any trade war breaking out between the two countries. That wouldn’t make our trade fairer,” he added.
“Is Li right that US companies would end up hit harder than Chinese companies in the event of a trade war?,” Vox reported.
China had tried two weeks ago to end the possibility of war.
U.S. President Donald Trump, who has no military experience, is threatening attacks on North Korea if it does not stop nuclear and missile testing.
The New York Times is quoting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as rejecting talks with North Korea.
So much for Trump’s bromance with Russia.
“Both (China) nations have agreed to intensify their opposition to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system (THAAD) which the US plans to deploy to the region.
Ministers from Russia and China met to solidify their allegiance against Trump’s project.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said: “Both sides said they will continue to strengthen their coordinated opposition to THAAD."
China’s assistant foreign minister, Kong Xuanyou, and Russian deputy foreign minister Igor Morgulov have talked in Beijing,” the Express reported.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Make America White Again

From coast to coast, but concentrated in the mid-lands and south, the alt-right is growing in power daily.
Although Americans have been hearing for years that the white population is becoming a minority, now people believe and fear it is coming
"It is explained in"The End of White Christian America," by Robert P. Jones.
"Beyond 2016, the descendants of WCA will lack the political power they once had to set the terms of the nation’s debate over values and morals and to determine election outcomes. Looking ahead, Jones forecasts the ways that they might adjust to find their place in the new America—and the consequences for us all if they don’t. “Jones’s analysis is an insightful combination of history, sociology, religious studies, and political science….This book will be of interest to a wide range of readers across the political spectrum,” Library Journal.
A few minutes on Twitter on any given day makes it clear. Even from elected leaders.
"You cannot rebuild your civilization with somebody else's babies, you've got to keep your birth rate up, and that you need to teach your children your values and in doing so you can grow your population you can grow your culture and you can grow your way of life," King said.
Tweet: Alvin Miller • a year ago
“It's not a crisis, until it happens to white people.”
Tweet: Alvin Miller • a year ago
“It's not a crisis, until it happens to white people.”
“According to a UNH study, the number of white people born began to drop and the number of white people dying began to rise in 1999. This trend was drastically intensified during the 2007 global financial crisis, and the natural increase of the white population has dropped by 79 percent. In 1999, four states had a decrease in white population. In 2014, that became seventeen states. The numbers are in and the facts impossible to ignore: America’s white population is proportionally shrinking, and soon it will numerically shrink. The trend is not liable to stop.”
Birth rate among whites is continually dropping – it’s too much trouble. For the poor the growth rate goes up both because they need the help with the family and the birth mortality rate is still growing.
This raises one critical question: do we want people who are going to be overwhelming outnumber us to us hate us also?

The transition process for any country can easily be understood.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

China Tells North Korea to stop missile drills

North Korea’s increasing development of missiles with longer reach has increased tension between the U.S. and China.
But Tuesday night China called on North Korea to halt tests. In return China said that it and the U.S. would stop defense drills that had angered North Korea, the BBC reported.
The mess of angry recriminations had pushed “the most complicated geopolitical quagmire in the world” into dangerous territory, China’s state-run Xinhua news agency warned on Tuesday afternoon. “The exacerbation of rivalry is pricking up the spectre of warfare,” Xinhua said, according to the Toronto Globe and Mail.
North Korea said Tuesday that firing a barrage of missiles a day earlier “was training for a strike on U.S. military bases in the country — a type of saturation attack that experts say could leave Japan vulnerable,” Japan Times said.
The North Korean news agency said the four missiles were fired at the same time, quoting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as saying that they were “so accurate that they look like acrobatic flying corps in formation.
The U.S. Air Force Times reported: “U.S. missile launchers and other equipment needed to set up a controversial missile defense system have arrived in South Korea, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said Tuesday, a day after North Korea test-launched four ballistic missiles into the ocean near Japan.

The plans to deploy the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, within this year have angered not only North Korea, but also China and Russia, which see the system's powerful radars as a security threat.
“China on Tuesday had reiterated its opposition to the deployment of a U.S. missile shield in the Republic of Korea (ROK). 
Apparently a meeting led to the proposed missile halt. And a withdrawal of U.S. missiles seemed likely.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

War Closer Than Most Thought In Cuba Missile

Only years after the 1963 Cuban Missile Crisis was it known that Russia-U.S. confrontations near the island were not the only threat.
We only found out 46 years that an Alaska-based U.S U2 doing a routine test for signs of nuclear testing at Novaya Zemlya
had flown off course, and flown as much as 300 miles into Russian territory.
My father had been assigned to Galena, where a small runway was maintained. When the call went out to prevent the Russians from shooting it down, Galena had the closest fighters.
Vanity Fair reported in 2008 about the near confrontation and said the jets sent to protect the U2 only had Falcon air-to-air missiles armed with nuclear warheads.
Going off course, apparently distracted by the aurora borealis, the pilot, Charles W. Maultsby,
only realized for certain that he was off course when he picked up a commercial Russian radio station. Russian military radio meanwhile was trying to trick Maultsby into flying farther into their country. He wasn’t fooled.
He decided to turn off all power-consuming devices and tried to glide as far as Alaska. The plane was so well designed for heights that it held the 70,000 altitude for at least 10 minutes.
With all the power turned off, the U2 began collecting ice. The pilot had to lick the screen to see where he was going.
It worked and two F-102s caught up with him before the Russians could. The pilots guided the U2 to a nearby, iced-over runway. The plane landed safely.
President John F. Kennedy, a war hero himself, had been meeting with his top commanders when learned about the U2 flight.
Some people in the room thought it was insane to even launch a U2 during this period.
Kennedy reacted differently. He said, “There’s always some son of a bitch who doesn’t get the word.”
Russia sent a message to Kennedy saying: “One of your planes violates our frontier during this anxious time we are both experiencing when everything has been put into combat readiness. Is it not a fact that an intruding American plane could be easily taken for a nuclear bomber, which might push us to a fateful step?”
Kennedy, for his part, rejected demands to use the overflight as a reason to start World War III.
One wonders how our new president would handle something like this?
My father, a World War 2 veteran, was stationed at Galena when this incident occurred. He never mentioned it to us and we only learned of it after he had died.
Not to defend Castro it must be noted that the U.S. tried unsuccessfully in the Bay of Pigs invasion.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

America Is No Longer A Democracy

Hillary Clinton is heading towards a 2 million vote lead in the 2016 presidential race, but it means nothing.
Donald Trump will be the next president because of a system that does not depend on the votes of the people.
Thomas Jefferson, one of the most powerful forefathers, said it this way: "Where the law of the majority ceases to be acknowledged, there government ends; the law of the strongest takes its place, and life and property are his who can take them."
Trump manipulated the election just has he done beauty pageants and reality shows by focusing on the electoral college. Pundits asked why he was visiting Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania so often. Those three states, which he carried by a total of 101,000 votes, gave him his lead in the electoral college.
With votes still being counted, Clinton had 63.7 million compared with Trump’s 62 million. Her lead was expected to grow.
The electoral college was created by the founding fathers because they feared letting the people elect a president. They especially feared a close race where the outcome was disputed.
The popular vote winner had lost three times previously, though winning by only a small margin until 2000. Al Gore won that election by 543,895 votes. And there was a dispute over the vote count in Florida that was settled by a Republican-dominated Supreme Court.
Voters had no say in the decision.
But never had there been an election where the popular vote winner had a lead as big as Clinton’s. With votes still out in several left-leaning states, including California, it was considered likely her lead would exceed 2 million.
The presidential election is the only important vote in the U.S. that is not determined by every vote cast. Mayors, governors, senators, et al, win by getting the most votes.
One thing is for certain, the French writer-traveler Alexis de Toqueville needn’t have worried about the “tyranny of the majority.”
Instead there is a possibility of a tyranny of the minority seeking to take away abortion rights, same sex marriage rights.
Polls have repeatedly shown that a majority supports these controversial rights. And for those who doubt polls, they were correct when they said Clinton would win the popular vote.
“According to the Brookings Institution analysis, the less-than-500 counties that Clinton won nationwide combined to generate 64 percent of America's economic activity in 2015. The more-than-2,600 counties that Trump won combined to generate 36 percent of the country's economic activity last year.
“Clinton, in other words, carried nearly two-thirds of the American economy.”