And Keep Time With the Beat … of a Spurdo Conspiracy


Everything related to the USA appears to be a conspiracy. One might say that USA conspiracies are as ubiquitous as McDonald’s restaurants.


The USA seems to be beating a drum and trying to force the rest of the world to keep time with it.


To explain the situation, I present a few randomly selected conspiracy-related links:

The Tyranny of 9/11: The Building Blocks of the American Police State from A-Z

Pipelines, Poverty and Privilege: the Finances of Judge James Boasberg

Has Israel Effectively Colonized the United States?

Reverse Voxsplaining: Drugs vs. Chairs

Robot Macroeconomics: What can theory and several centuries of economic history teach us?

Dubious claims regarding some specifics:

How the CIA Used LSD to Destroy the New Left

Was Kurt Cobain’s death really a frame-up?

In 18th-century America, colonial society and Native American society sat side by side. The former was buddingly commercial; the latter was communal and tribal. As time went by, the settlers from Europe noticed something: No Indians were defecting to join colonial society, but many whites were defecting to live in the Native American one.

This struck them as strange. Colonial society was richer and more advanced. And yet people were voting with their feet the other way.

Updated with Breaking News (TM)

By Associated Press | 09/13/16 03:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The United States will provide Israel’s military with $38 billion during the next 10 years, officials said Tuesday, the largest batch of military assistance the U.S. has ever pledged to another country.

The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fat as the culprit instead, newly released historical documents show.

Last week, a major censorship controversy erupted when Facebook began deleting all posts containing the iconic photograph of the Vietnamese “Napalm Girl” on the ground that it violated the company’s ban on “child nudity.” Facebook even deleted a post from the prime minister of Norway, who posted the photograph in protest of the censorship. As outrage spread, Facebook ultimately reversed itself — acknowledging “the history and global importance of this image in documenting a particular moment in time” — but this episode illustrated many of the dangers I’ve previously highlighted in having private tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google become the arbiters of what we can and cannot see.
Having just resolved that censorship effort, Facebook seems to be vigorously courting another. The Associated Press reports today from Jerusalem that “the Israeli government and Facebook have agreed to work together to determine how to tackle incitement on the social media network.” These meetings are taking place “as the government pushes ahead with legislative steps meant to force social networks to rein in content that Israel says incites violence.” In other words, Israel is about to legislatively force Facebook to censor content deemed by Israeli officials to be improper, and Facebook appears eager to appease those threats by working directly with the Israeli government to determine what content should be censored.

The hacker persona Guccifer 2.0 has released a new trove of documents that allegedly reveal more information about the Democratic National Committee’s finances and personal information on Democratic donors, as well as details about the DNC’s network infrastructure.
The cache also includes purported memos on tech initiatives from Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine’s time as governor of Virginia, and some years-old missives on redistricting efforts and DNC donor outreach strategy.

In case you’re not getting the “keep time with the beat” reference, here is the Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove:

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