Regarding Trump - Did a very big lie just happen?
Also - Snowden on the Joe Rogan show.
“Something very big has just happened!” Trump tweeted.
Wikipedia has already written it up and I can't believe I waited at least 20 minutes to hear what Trump had to say on CSPAN.
If you want to see it, go ahead, but he's very hard to watch, and he used the word "we" so often, you'd think he had been there in that tunnel himself.
What this boils down to is that "terrorists" should take note: the US will finance your activities as long as they make America look great. When a Nobel prize is needed more than you, you're toast, and then, compared to you, we'll look like collossi and not just because we need to lose some weight.
It's appears all too clear that Trump needs to boost his image so-o-o bad that he's practically taking credit for the whole operation. "We" this and "we" that. Is this the style now of US Presidents, to make a surprising announcement (Obama: YouTube) of how they have eliminated bad guys on the eve of their final weeks in office, or when they are really, really close to being impeached?
"From the first day I came to office," Trump boasted, he had been asking "where's Baghdadi".
I feel a bit sorry for him, actually. His body language and facial expression suggest a massive inferiority complex. Especially his "so there" pout, where he pushes out his bottom lip. It's also very important for Trump to repeat over and over again that the guy was "crying, whimpering and screaming" and was so evil that he "brought his 3 kids with him" to die a horrible death.
Looks like Trump wrote the script himself. Except the part where he didn't say, "We can now cut Baghdadi off the US payroll."
And then he goes on to blurt out the ultimate aim of the whole Middle East operation, the very thing we've accused him of all along. His motto has been revealed: "Keep the oil".
Moving on: Joe Rogan interview of Edward Snowden (YouTube)
I guess I'll have to read Snowden's book again, because I don't recall significant comments on conspiracy theorists or climate, and I think I would have tweaked if they had been there in the same way that they were in the media book reviews, although I might have nodded off occasionally -- but at the most significant parts?
Too bad Snowden, in the podcast, doesn't quote chapter and page; very too bad that there is no keyword index at the back of the book. I've read the whole thing and those are issues I would have noted had they been addressed. In fact, I placed a number of little coloured stickies at paragraphs I wanted to return to, and there are none pointing to "climate change", for instance. Could have missed it, I suppose, but if I did, it must have been a very cursory mention.
The media are saying that Snowden denies that "aliens" are real. He insists he would have known about them because of having seen so much computer data. But at other times, he does make clear that the various spy agencies are competitive and have secrets from one another.
It would have been nice if he had told us exactly what is the true function of Area 51.
The book itself is nicely written; conversational, personal, easy to read. But if you watch rather than just listen to the Joe Rogan podcast, you'll see that Snowden is a very tightly-wound individual. He talks excessively with his hands and has a slew of tells, mannerisms, like touching his nose and his chin.
From Psychology and Neuroscience on StackExchange:
This does seem overly critical or nit-picking, but how else can we possibly get a hint of whether or not media personalities (which is what Snowden has become) are telling the truth?
Here's an article that states flat-out that Snowden is a Russian accomplice, and I'm sure there are many more like it out there. But then, so is Trump, eh? I guess I am too, because I'm more afraid of where the West is headed than I am of the Ruskies, or the Chinese or Korea, for that matter.
It's easy to see that, although Snowden attempts to appear humble and speaks softly, he is actually rather conceited. He makes a show of dressing down for public appearances, yet sports a designer beard/moustache combo, and his hair is greased so that almost the exact same number of strands fall back down over his forehead after he boyishly pushes them back.
Both of these guys, Trump and Snowden, would be more credible (to me at least) if they could learn to unlax, or if they stuck to writing books - preferably with end notes - and doing voice-only recordings.
Well, maybe not Trump.
* * * * * * * *
--->NEW Feb 08
U.S. Shoots Down Spy Balloon Getting Too Close To Ukraine (Satire) BabylonBee LINK
(Thanks to M.R.)
MD-PhD Student: Time for Scientists to Admit We Were Wrong About COVID PFYT2 LINK
VIDEO: Dr. Bhakdi re Thai Princess' Covid vaccine coma LINK
(Thanks to Dr. HIggs)
VIDEO: Scores of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike LINK
PETITION: Stop Online Censorship RebelNews LINK
CHILDREN'S HEALTH DEFENCE - CHD: Breaking Down the Latest Science: Live every Friday - LINK
CPAC: Public Order Emergency (Convoy) Commission VIDEOS
Gays Against Groomers:
VIDEO: Rebel News LINK + “Gender Identity”: Protections Being Used to Shield Predators LINK
GLOBAL WALKOUT - LINK
🚚 🚚 🚚 🚚 🚚 🚚 🚚 🚚
* * * * *
Leading voices in the fields of science, healthcare, law and journalism: "STOP WORLD CONTROL" LINK.
The Exposé - UK -
Vaccine Reports from Canada and around the World. LINK
VACCINE CHOICE CANADA LINK
ARCHIVE: Scroll to 2022 for News Items
* * * * * * * *
Photo by Brian O'Connor, North Bay
QUOTE of the MONTH:
“In God we trust, all others bring data.”
Right Climate Stuff LINK
*** NOTICES ***
** Hassan Diab **
France Sets April 2023 Trial Date! Read what you can do to help Hassan Diab. LINK
THE LIGHT Paper LINK
DRUTHERS: If I had my druthers, we all would know the truth - LINK
LENDMAN Blog - LINK
Mounties for Freedom LINK
CDN Civil Liberties Assoc.
Constitutional Rights Centre
ONT Civil Liberties Assoc. (OCLA) LINK
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATHS IN CANADA
WorldAtlas - LINK
50 Yrs of Failed Predictions LINK
* DR. ROGER HIGGS *
PROJECT LOG: LINK
FRIENDS OF SCIENCE LINK
"THE RIGHT CLIMATE STUFF" LINK
PETITION: Stop Moe Harkat’s deportation to torture LINK
Will We Allow Canada To Deport Mohamed Harkat To Torture? ... HuffPost
The True North Not So Free ... YYC:
Visit here to donate online.
FREE ASSANGE! Read: CounterCurrents
Watch: UK Column
Canada Palestine Assoc.Vancouver LINK
VIDEO: The Prison Remains the Same - IsraelPalestineNews
This is Apartheid. 05/22
Jewish Voice for Peace:
Anti-Zionism is not Antisemitism
PCHR: Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
IMEMC News: ISRAEL'S ONGOING ASSAULTS ON PALESTINIAN FAMILIES
Palestine Photo Project