Thursday, December 27, 2018

Links — 27 Dec 2018

Consortium News
A Reuters Report on Iran That Fueled US Diatribes
Ivan Kesic. in Zagreb, Croatia

Russia Beyond Supervillainy
Richard Hugus

Gray Zone
Senate Report on Russian Interference Was Written By Disinformation Warriors Behind Alabama ‘False Flag Operation’
Dan Cohen, Graystone Project

Open Culture
Public Domain Day Is Coming: On January 1st, 2019, Copyrighted Works Will Enter the Public Domain for the First Time in 21 Years

Zero Hedge
China Selling Hypersonic Anti-Ship Missiles; Travels 6X Speed Of Sound For "Rapid, Precision Strikes"
Tyler Durden

Strategic Culture Foundation
The Mattis Dilemma
Philip Giraldi, former CIA counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer, now Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest and founding member of the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity



Konrad said...

The smear campaign against British-Israeli peace activist Gilad Atzmon

This came about as a result of an e-mail from one person – Martin Rankoff – saying that if Atzmon was going to be at the venue on December 21 he would give his ticket to someone else.

Fear of Jewish power is so extreme that Gilad Atzmon was banned even though Rankoff had not asked for this.

Nonetheless, Jews are an “oppressed minority.”

I’m still watching the Israel Anti-Boycott Act.

It will pass if Trump gets $5 billion for his border wall extension. The Act will fine an Americans $1 million if he or she boycotts Israel, or verbally approves of someone else’s boycott of Israel.

If the BDS movement doesn’t do it, zealotry and fanaticism will be the undoing of the Zionist project. People don’t like being told what they are allowed to think and say.

On the contrary, people (most of them) want their decisions made by authority figures. They prefer to be told what to think and say.

Incidentally, Jews are not the only ones who use the charge of “anti-Semitism” as a weapon. Non-Jews use it too. If you want to get rid of someone, just accuse him of “anti-Semitism” and watch as he or she is purged.

I include “she” because being a woman is no defense. Jewish power is even greater than #MeToo power.

Despite this, Jews are an “oppressed minority.”

Konrad said...

Huawei set to post 21% sales growth in 2018

Huawei is “evil” because it is out-competing American companies like Apple, which have become so greedy that they charge almost $1,000 for a phone that has not been improved for five years. With Apple phones, the biggest change each year is the price tag, which always goes up.

Huawei phones are just as good, and are far cheaper. Huawei shipped 200 million phones in 2018. And Huawei phones don’t have built-in obsolescence tricks. Remember Apple phones with their self-killing batteries that forced you to buy whole new phones? Or how about Apple slowing down the online functions of existing phones whenever a new phone is released?

Apple is in trouble because of its greed. Apple revenue is projected to fall in 2019. Apple is scaling back production, while Huawei keeps breaking records.

There are cultural factors as well. No one is buying a new phone every year anymore, since there are no longer improvements every year as there were for the past 20 years. People are not even buying phones every two years. The novelty has worn off. Spending a thousand dollars on a $300 phone does not prove you are rich. It proves you are a sucker.

Moreover Apple is a leader in censorship, and in the purging of anti-establishment viewpoints. Jim Cook (Apple’s homosexual CEO) is an Israel-firster.

Simply put, Huawei is kicking American companies’ asses.

Now, if your nation’s companies are so greedy and arrogant that they are getting stomped by foreign competitors, how do you deal with this while promoting “free enterprise,” and “fair competition”?

You abduct the foreign competitors’ executives, and you ban their cheaper and better foreign products from being sold in your country.

This is what neoliberal “free markets” are all about.