Highways Railways and Warfare in the 21st Century

James Corbett, August 19 2017

this is a rigged game with loaded dice. The international “superclass” that pays no allegiance to any particular country is preparing to abandon the American empire as the engine of global dominance for a multilateral BRICS-fronted IMF-administered globalist slave state.

If we can only envision guns and bombs when we think about war, then it indicates merely a failure of our own imagination. Make no mistake: There are wars for geopolitical dominance taking place between various players around the globe right now, and it’s all happening without a shot being fired or a soldier on the battlefield.

For an example of this we need look no further than Asia, where there is a strange game of one-upsmanship taking place between bitter frenemies China and India, clear rivals for regional economic dominance who happen to also be buddy-buddy in the BRICS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and other multi-lateral bodies.

No, I’m not talking about the dramatic border skirmishes currently taking place between Indian and Chinese troops. That’s the old, guns-and-bombs type of conflict that gets all the headlines. No, I’m talking about something much more subtle, much less headline-grabbing and, potentially, much more important for the future of the region, and, ultimately, the world.

Exhibit A: “Chinese-built mega railway begins construction in Malaysia

And Exhibit B: “India Builds Highway to Thailand to Counter China’s Silk Road

Taken at face value, these are hardly the “stop the presses” headlines that light the public’s imagination on fire. But let’s look a little closer.

Regarding the Malaysian railway story, this is no ordinary railway. Dubbed the “East Coast Rail Link” (ECRL), the project will span 688 kilometers and act as the first railway artery connecting the country’s east and west coasts. It will cut the travel time from the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur to the Northeastern state of Kelantan almost in half. Chinese state firms will be both building the railway and footing the bill (a cool $13 billion).

So why is China constructing railways in Malaysia, anyway? What’s in it for them? Well, as China Daily explains, quoting Chinese State Councillor Wang Yong who attended the project’s official launch: “China is willing to work closely with the Malaysian side and ...

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Wizard of OZ

Bob Rinear, August 16 2017

They want a global currency. They’re going to try and do it with SDR’s. They’ve already started the process, and I’m not certain about how it develops, but this acchain outfit is definitely one of their testing grounds.

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Zuckerberg 2020?

James Corbett, August 12 2017

You know, now that I think about it, maybe Zuckerberg is qualified to be President, after all: He's an unconvicted criminal. He is an enemy of free speech and an ally of the deep state surveillance apparatus.

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It Is Different

Bob Rinear, August 9 2017

pundits of today, are spewing the same crap they spewed in the 1999 market madness. Overvaluation didn’t matter they said because they were all going to make so much money in this “Internet thing”.

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Court Documents Reveal The Inner Workings of a Monsanto Smear Campaign

James Corbett, August 5 2017

...it was obvious that Monsanto had had some influence over the journal and the paper's ultimate retraction. But the latest document leak shows just how much influence.

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Full of it

Bob Rinear, August 2 2017

So, if we’re getting some late stage run for glory which sends us ever higher, I don’t buy for a moment that it’s the general population finally diving in. I could however see it being the bankers printing even more than they acknowledge they are.

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US Sanctions on Russia: Dagger At the Heart of Europe

James Corbett, July 29 2017

Despite tough talk from Brussels (and Berlin) about “retaliation” over these new measures, no shots will be fired, no diplomatic relations broken, no dramatic shifts away from Washington and toward Moscow will be taking place.

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The Preacher

Bob Rinear, July 26 2017

Now, it’s no secret that Trumps getting pushback from every single direction imaginable. The Media is relentless, the left is relentless. He’s constantly mocked, derided, challenged, resisted, etc. Yet so far, they haven’t been able to get him “out”.

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Bracing for “Cyber 9/11”

James Corbett, July 22 2017

In part, this points to the fundamental problem of attribution in the age of cyberterror. It's one thing to attribute a physical attack to an enemy... But in the cyber sphere, there's nothing at all for anyone to examine.

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Second Best?

Bob Rinear, July 19 2017

Stay with me here folks, this is important stuff. If you’re in one of those commie states that won’t let you carry a weapon, or if you just don’t like the idea of guns in general, your choices are fairly limited.

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Canadian Government Offering Citizens Reward Points for “Good” Behavior

James Corbett, July 15 2017

...what if we had governments coming up with the desired outcomes, behavioral scientists determining how to manipulate users into producing those outcomes, and game designers figuring out the best way to put those ideas into a game?

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An Accident?

Bob Rinear, July 12 2017

My stance has been that Donald Trump was tapped to do “something”. He wasn’t just lying on his gold gilded bed one night, having a glass of wine with his beautiful wife, and then “whammo! I know I’ll run for President!

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The Ugly Truth About the Minimum Wage

James Corbett, July 8 2017

And just to add extra salt to the wounds of those who are fighting for $15, those corporate mega-chains are increasingly turning to a 21st-century option for ridding themselves of the low-wage worker problem once-and-for-all: automation.

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Yellen’s Dewey Moment

James Corbett, July 1 2017

... why listen to the nattering nabobs of negativity out in the blogosphere with their endless litany of facts and details when we have the pronouncements of the Oracle in Washington herself to base our judgement on?

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DOW 50K

Bob Rinear, June 28 2017

...do the powers that be “want” the market to go to 50K? What would be the point of that? few that I can really see. Sure, it will make the top 5% a whole lot of money, but for the tens of millions that don’t have any way to own stocks…it won’t do a thing for them.

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