Not-A-Frog Escobar claims that Russia has much more military power than Spurdoburgers realize

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There is no reason why you should trust Escobar. He uses a frog’s name, and he is not even a frog.


Update:
Late-breaking news:
Soon after President Donald Trump was sworn in, his administration announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade pact championed by former President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The White House on Friday also wasted no time in declaring a renegotiation of the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. Trump is expected to take a more isolationist, protectionist stance, and the international community is concerned that the U.S. will continue to draw inward.

http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Policy-Politics/US-announces-withdrawal-from-TPP


NotAFrog Escobar wrote:

an influential New York business source, very close to the real, discreet Masters of the Universe, who correctly predicted Trump’s victory weeks before the fact, after examining my argument offered not only a scathing appraisal of those cherished dalangs; he volunteered to detail how the new normal was laid out by the Masters directly to Trump. Let’s call him “X”.
“X” starts by doing something US deep state-connected regulars, who revere their idols, never dare to, at least in public: “It is important not to attribute too much importance to either Kissinger or Brzezinski as they are merely fronts for those who make the decisions and it is their job to cloak the decisions with a patina of intellectuality. Their input means relatively nothing. I use their names on occasion as I cannot use the names of those who actually make the decisions.”
That’s the cue for “X” to detail the new normal: “Trump was elected with the support of the Masters to tilt towards Russia. The Masters have their tools in the media and Congress maintaining a vilification campaign against Russia, and have their puppet Brzezinski also come out against Russia, stating ‘America’s global influence depends on cooperation with China’. The purpose is to threaten Russia to cooperate and place these chips on the negotiating table for Trump. In a traditional good cop-bad cop approach, Donald is portrayed as the good cop wanting good relations with Russia, and Congress, media, Brzezinski are the bad cops. This is to aid Trump in the negotiations with Russia as Putin sees the ‘precarious’ position of his friend and should be willing to make major concessions as the line goes.”

This is a thorough, wide-ranging analysis of how Russia has managed to organize the best armed forces in the world. And that does not even take into account the S-500 missile defense system, which is now being rolled out and arguably seals the entirety of Russian airspace. And the next generation — S-600? – will be even more powerful.
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Trump seems to echo: Batman was “the hero Gotham deserves” and Bane is “the hero Gotham needs”

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All the news items I didn’t have time to summarize (The government knows when John Schindler masturbates) … now with more rock music

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I’m not a busy guy, but I am a guy whose limited attention span is overstretched by the effort to keep up with current events.

In this post are a few stories that I had wanted to repost when I first saw them.  I figure that there will be no Trump news for a few hours, so I might as well sneak out an assortment of random distractions before everyone starts talking about Trump.

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Don’t idolize science. But if you do idolize science, don’t use that as a springboard to acting like a jerk

Sci-olaters believe that they own science:

https://www.intellihub.com/cal-state-professor-calls-for-barring-trumps-use-of-sciences-other-technologies-asserts-global-warming-fallacies/

compare with:

http://www.isegoria.net/2017/01/talk-to-a-physicist/

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Shadowy international elites encouraged corrupt Indian government to starve poor Indians by criminalizing their cash

In early November, without warning, the Indian government declared the two largest denomination bills invalid, abolishing over 80 percent of circulating cash by value. Amidst all the commotion and outrage this caused, nobody seems to have taken note of the decisive role that Washington played in this. That is surprising, as Washington’s role has been disguised only very superficially.

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