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  1. Trump's Border Wall Torn Apart by Arizona Monsoon Rains "Record monsoon rains have blown floodgates off their hinges as Trump's border wall breaks down." By Brian Kahn Sunday 2:10PM https://gizmodo.com/trumps-border-wall-torn-apart-by-arizona-monsoon-rains-1847535174?utm_source=digg “Much of the work was outsourced to private companies that raked in billions, including Southwest Valley Constructors, which did most of the work in Arizona. The company pulled in $2.7 billion in federal contracts and has faced lawsuits from private landowners who claim explosions tied to construction sent “car-sized boulders” onto their land. (There are also multiple OSHA complaints against the company, which is a whole other issue.) The location near San Bernardino Wildlife Refuge is one of a growing number of chinks in the rushed wall. Another section in Texas where levees were destroyed has left hundreds of thousands exposed to catastrophic flooding.” Steve Thomas
  2. Jon Cooper @joncoopertweets 8/22/21 https://twitter.com/MacFarlaneNews/status/1429791281320906753 “I see soon-to-be-dead people.” Steve Thomas
  3. 'She failed the country': Fox News host explains why Afghanistan is Jill Biden's fault by David Edwards August 22, 2021 https://www.rawstory.com/rachel-campos-duffy-jill-biden/ If she had been a better wife... Steve Thomas
  4. The Middle East is running out of water, and parts of it are becoming uninhabitable By Frederik Pleitgen, Claudia Otto, Angela Dewan and Mohammed Tawfeeq, CNN Updated 12:08 AM ET, Sun August 22, 2021 https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/22/middleeast/middle-east-climate-water-shortage-iran-urmia-intl/index.html This map shows the most water-stressed areas in the Middle East. The large country in the middle is Iran. To its east is Afghanistan, To its west is Iraq. To its north are the oil-rich Central Asian countries we have been talking about. “The consequences of water becoming even scarcer are dire: Areas could become uninhabitable; tensions over how to share and manage water resources like rivers and lakes could worsen; more political violence could erupt.” Steve Thomas
  5. I don't know where this will go, but I was reading the other day that Afghanistan is sitting on what might be a trillion dollars worth of rare earth minerals, including lithium. The article said that Afghanistan has the world's second largest deposit of lithium after Brazil. I wonder where that is going to leave us in the next decade or two. Steve Thomas
  6. Larry, I was very surprised one day when I was reading a speech by one of the Generals involved in the Algerian Putsch, (I think it was Challe), when he said that the biggest threat in Algeria was the Chinese Communists. Steve Thomas
  7. Paul, That's the thing. The article points out that they all have been. It's the ultimate in political manipulation and crass hypocrisy. Steve Thomas
  8. Larry, That's why I don't think JFK's move to pull out of Vietnam was the raison d'etre for his assassination. Nobody seems to aiming for Joe Biden. Or, has the military/industrial complex milked everything that they think that they can get out of Afghanistan, so it's ok to leave? Or was the threat of world-wide communist domination a bigger threat than world-wide domination by Islamisists? Steve Thomas
  9. This is a very good article: Why anti-vaxx attitudes fit so perfectly with far-right ideology across the globe by Magdi Semrau, Alternet August 21, 2021 https://www.rawstory.com/why-anti-vaxx-attitudes-fit-so-perfectly-with-far-right-ideology-across-the-globe/ “Populist movements characteristically embody the pathos of the masses in opposition to an imagined "elite." The "masses" are, typically, not representative of the public at large, but rather ethnically and culturally homogeneous. Populists are bound together by strong cultural identity and moral superiority and perceive their values as under perceived threat. The populist's opponents—including politicians, academics, scientists, ethnic and religious minorities—are not only corrupt, but actually evil. They are, quite literally, enemies of the people.” “Notice also how, in the United States, Donald Trump and the Republican Party have been actively weaving the threads of populism throughout their own response to the pandemic, from anti-lockdowns, to anti-masking, to anti-vaccines. And they haven't stopped at merely casting doubt on science and inspiring rage towards public health. Trump has declared that those who doubt the vaccine do so because they believe the 2020 election was illegitimate, thus explicitly tying anti-science to political loyalty, as well as to distrust in government, and, indeed, in distrust of democracy itself. Tellingly, this distrust in science extends beyond sowing doubt about vaccines. For example, when Trump was contradicted by scientists about the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine, he dug deeper in his advocacy for the treatment. Now, effective anti-virals have been developed, yet far rightists continue to tout the benefits of hydroxychloroquine, some even claiming it as part of their personal treatment. Thus, as is the case with anti-vaccination, a dubious treatment has itself become a symbol of populist resistance. Hydroxychloroquine, doubted by scientists, is glorified. Vaccination, validated by scientists, is portrayed as a tool of poopoo-esque torture.” Steve Thomas
  10. I think the Taliban may be getting a little nervous. There's an old adage in history; it's one thing to take a country, it's another thing to hold it. You need bureaucrats and worker bees to make the trains run on time, and they see all these Afghans fleeing the country. Who's going to be left to collect the taxes and pay the bills? Somber mood as Taliban are back at Friday prayers by Agence France-Presse August 20, 2021 https://www.rawstory.com/sombre-mood-as-taliban-are-back-at-friday-prayers/ “At mosques across the capital the overarching theme appeared to be an appeal for Afghans to give the new regime a chance: instead of fleeing the country, help rebuild it, was the message.” Steve Thomas
  11. U.S.-made weapons seized by Taliban could lead to regional arms bazaar By PAUL MCLEARY and LEE HUDSON 08/19/2021 https://www.politico.com/news/2021/08/19/us-weapons-seized-taliban-506313 “In brokering the surrender of entire Afghan army divisions over the past week, the Taliban took control of billions worth of American-made weapons and equipment, including small arms, Humvees, pickup trucks, aircraft and drones. In the chaos of the moment, however, it’s unclear to U.S. officials how much equipment the Taliban has seized and how much sits unattended on bases and small combat outposts across the country. That uncertainty over the status of a massive arsenal is sparking fears of a regional arms bazaar that could be a boon to terrorist groups and insurgents. “What we are seeing now is these weapons, which have ended up in the hands of the Taliban, will probably circulate in the region for many decades to come,” said Nils Duquet, Flemish Peace Institute interim director. “At the moment, they’re very instrumental [because] if you want to control territory, you need small arms.” The images that have spread across the world over the past week of Taliban fighters posing in front of captured helicopters and light attack aircraft have allowed the group to further humiliate the former Afghan and American governments. But these images don’t concern longtime extremism watchers as much as the proliferation of guns, bullets and grenades. “I have full confidence that some of this equipment is going to end up in the hands of al Qaeda and other bad actors, it's inevitable,” said Colin Clarke, director of policy and research at The Soufan Group. “This is not going to just end with the Taliban.” Steve Thomas
  12. Ohio Republican Senate Josh Mandel on Wednesday called for increased gun ownership as a response to the "tyranny" of mask mandates. Mandel made the remarks during an interview on Real America's Voice. https://www.rawstory.com/josh-mandel-second-amendment/ "We need to have constitutional carry where patriots can carry a weapon anywhere," he said. "At the end of the day, the Second Amendment is about combatting tyranny from the government. We've got tyranny coming out of the White House with Biden. But we also have tyranny coming out of governor's mansions like right here in Ohio where this squishy establishment Mike DeWine is trying to push mask mandates and vaccine passports on the people." Mandel added: "And that's why we have to arm up." Shades of the American Civil War. Why isn't this man in jail? Steve Thomas
  13. Jessica, Congratulations on your research. You did a lot of work. What do you think the 1950 business is all about? He enlists on July 18th and is discharged on August 5th? What is that all about? Steve Thomas
  14. Joe, Back in 2006, Lee Forman wrote, "I think if anything else is to be learned here it will not be through Elisabeth, with whom I have lost contact, and believe she may have been re-incarcerated due to the shenanigans associated with her fleecing." https://educationforum.ipbhost.com/topic/5746-elizabeth-cole-prior-knowledge/page/2/ Steve Thomas
  15. David, I don't think so. If you look at a map, Afghanistan sits astride the major highway linking the Middle East and China on the east/west axis, and the Russian Steppes and the Arabian Sea on the north/south axis. But everybody seems to want to go around it rather than through it. It's been called the Roundabout of the Ancient World It's also been called The Graveyard of Empires, going back to Alexander the Great and Darius The Great. Even Genghis Khan couldn't hold it. The Azerbaijian-Georgia oil route was designed to freeze out Russia. They wanted the oil from Central Asia to go north of the Caspian Sea across Kazakhstan. Steve Thomas
  16. David, You might be interested in reading this article: The Oil Connection: Afghanistan and Caspian Sea oil pipeline routes https://web.archive.org/web/20020615125843/http://www.newhumanist.com/oil.html Scroll down about 2/3 of the way down the page and read through the Possible Caspian Oil Routes I think the southerly, Afghanisatan route has been abandoned in favor of the westerly route from the Caspian through Azerbaijan and Georgia to the Black Sea. That's why Azerbaijan has been so much on the news lately. It think it also explains Ivanka Trump's interest in building a Trump hotel in Baku. Steve Thomas
  17. Denny, It is alleged that the name of the Cuban student overheard by Miss Cole has the same last name as that of a Cuban picked up and released in Dallas on 11/22/63. See here: http://www.maryferre...2&relPageId=112 http://www.maryferre...32&relPageId=54 Manuel Rodriguez Orcarberro: From Oswald's 201 File 104-10015-10127 p. 2 http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...amp;relPageId=1 From Mexico City: Luis Echiverria, acting Secretary of the Gobernacion personally asked COS 23 Nov for all information on FNU Rodriguez Molina. Said heard on radio Rodriguez picked up in connection with assassination and that the Mexican... CIA’s Segregated Collection 10067-10328 p. 2 http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...amp;relPageId=2 Handwritten memo from Win Scott. “I advised L. Echeverria later that the Rodriguez Molina arrested in Dallas had nothing to do w/ Kennedy assassination. S. Steve Thomas
  18. We need to go back and re-read Mao's little red book. Steve Thomas
  19. Denny, It's possible you were thinking of Elizabeth Cole. Elizabeth Cole – Prior Knowledge http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/topic/5746-elizabeth-cole-prior-knowledge/ In 1975, Elizabeth Cole told the FBI that in the first week of November, 1963 she attended a Foreign Students Convention in New Jersey. While there, she overheard a telephone conversation between a Cuban student and an unknown third party. In the phone conversation, the Cuban student related that JFK was going to be assassinated. The date of the assassination, the City of Dallas and a book company were also mentioned. Cole said that she called the FBI when she returned to NYC, but never heard back from them. You can read the details here: http://www.maryferre...32&relPageId=54 It is alleged that the name of the Cuban student overheard by Miss Cole has the same last name as that of a Cuban picked up and released in Dallas on 11/22/63. See here: http://www.maryferre...2&relPageId=112 Posted by Lee Forman in the Education Forum November 29, 2006: http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/topic/5746-elizabeth-cole-prior-knowledge/?page=2 “Speculation says that if it's Fermin that attended, then it may have been through some Jesuit relationship - why else bother penetrating an event centered on Religion? If he did attend, it is not obvious from the information I was able to gather.” http://cuban-exile.com/doc_326-350/doc0326.html FAIRHOPE, ALA: By Apr 63 Alpha-66 office in. [R-759-2-161] ADD: 457 OAK STREET [R-759-3-25] May 63 [R-759-3-55] CD 1020 p. 14. https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=11416#relPageId=16&tab=page "He (Jim Buchanan, brother of Jerry Buchanan) advised that Jerry Buchanan would be available for a few days following the day of interview (April 30, 1964) at 457 Oak St. Fairhope, Alabama, the residence of Craig Sheldon, whom he described as Chairman of the International Anti-Communist Brigade in Alabama." http://www.mobilebaymag.com/Mobile-Bay/January-2014/Sixties-Flashback-Lee-Harvey-Oswald-Visits-Spring-Hill/ “Addendum on Mobile Anti-Castro Activists There has never even been alleged, nor does Mobile Bay Magazine in any way now suggest, a connection between Oswald and Mobilians engaged in anti-Castro activities. Yet we think it appropriate to note, as a matter of historical background, that Mobile, as well as New Orleans, was at least up until the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion a center of active support for anti Castro militants. A memo filed in the F.B.I. office in Los Angeles dated May 8, 1963 quotes an informant who copied a list of headquarter cities for Alpha 66, the Cuban exile led group that staged regular raids on Castro's Cuba. One of the 13 cities in the U.S., Canada, and South America is Fairhope, Ala. Fairhope sculptor Craig Sheldon, now in his late 70s, was an adventurous, patriotic WWII veteran and devout anti-Communist in the early 1960s. He has never made a secret of the fact that he was a member of Alpha 66”. Posted by David Joseph in the Education Forum 1/8/2018 http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/topic/24633-oswald-in-alabama/ “ http://www.mobilebaymag.com/Mobile-Bay/January-2014/Sixties-Flashback-Lee-Harvey-Oswald-Visits-Spring-Hill/ Flashback: Lee Harvey Oswald Visits Spring Hill Originally run in Mobile Bay Monthly's September 1993 issue, this article explores Lee Harvey Oswald's speech at Spring Hill College in July 1963, just months before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Spring Hill College was run by Jesuits. Is this the FBI report the Mobile Bay Magazine refers to? http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/belligerence/Alpha-66-12-FBI.pdf Alpha-66: FAIRHOPE, ALA: By Apr 63 Alpha-66 office in. [R-759-2- 161] “SHELDON, Craig of Fairhope, Alabama was recruiting for A-66 on Jan 2, 1963. He says he is a member, an ex-marine. [R-759-1-841851” Carlos Bringuer lived in Fairhope, AL https://www.mylife.com/carlos-bringuier/carlosbrin63773vr https://www.spokeo.com/Carlos-Bringuier/Louisiana SS Rowley Memorandum of 4/24/64 CD 853 page 3 http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...amp;relPageId=4 Masen told Frank Ellsworth that Rodriguez and George F. Parrel were leaders of the local DRE and also members of Alpha-66. Masen told Ellsworth that George Parrel, an associate of Orcarberro, had also been trying to buy guns from him. Masen told Ellsworth that Rodriguez and Parrel had made purchases from him; that they presently have a large cache of arms somewhere in Dallas; that he did not know the location. Steve Thomas
  20. The Trump Reinstatement Day Dance Tutorial. https://twitter.com/Fah_Lo_Me/status/1426166195741470723 I think you have to take his Covid bleach cure ahead of time in order to master it correctly. Steve Thomas
  21. Greg, The "fellow" who Malcolm Howard Price saw at the Sports Drome on September 28, 1963 whom he "subsequently came to believe" was Lee Harvey Oswald, needed help sighting in his rifle. http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/russ/testimony/price_m.htm Would Thomas Masen have needed help sighting in his rifle? Steve Thomas
  22. Nowhere in my long years of study, can I find a case in the recorded history of mankind, where a civilized society deliberately set out to kill its own children. Steve Thomas
  23. Donald Trump is going to get someone killed. I think that is his intention. Talk about incitement. Steve Thomas
  24. Judge signs off on new money laundering probe into Trump’s Scottish golf resorts by John Wright August 11, 2021 https://www.rawstory.com/trump-mcmafia/ Avaaz, a US-based non-profit activism organization, petitioned Scotland's highest court after (members of the Scottish Parliament) rejected calls to pursue an Unexplained Wealth Order against the former US president's Scottish firms," the newspaper reports. "Its petition to the court stated that there are 'no reasonable grounds' to suspect that known sources of lawfully obtained income would have been sufficient to bankroll Mr Trump's acquisition of his Scottish properties." “The Scottish judge, Lord Sandison, "has given the green light for Avaaz to seek a judicial review, a development which will reignite the debate over how Mr Trump acquired his Scottish resorts during a decade-long spending spree," the Scotsman reported. "Since incorporating his first Scottish company 16 years ago, none of Mr Trump's companies have turned a profit, and consequently, have yet to pay a penny in corporation tax," the newspaper reports, before citing the recent indictment of Allen Weisselberg, CFO of the Trump Organization, on tax-fraud charges.” “Following Weisselberg's indictment, he stepped down as director of Trump International Golf Club Scotland — but he is still listed as a person with "significant control" over Golf Recreation Scotland, the parent company for Trump's Turnberry resort.” Three guesses as to who Trump is laundering money for, and the first two don't count. Steve Thomas
  25. Paul, Thanks for this. Crichton seems to speak of this "counter-intelligence unit" as being separate from the 488th. He says it existed "previous" to the 488th. Interesting. I was also interested in the part about Lumpkin being the Deputy Chief of Police, but also having "an intelligence unit" as though it was separate from his duties as the Deputy Chief of Police of the Dallas Police Department. I wonder if he was referring to Lumpkin's role as the Commandant of the 4150th U.S. Army Reserve Officer's Training School. The Times of Shreveport, Louisiana July 15, 1962 https://www.google.com/search?q=%224150th+ARSU%22&client=firefox-b-1-d&biw=1611&bih=944&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=mKOtZKzVDPGU4M%253A%252CiDog6xBKO5mCAM%252C_&usg=AI4_-kRzONpClhVOiPVZeNHZonVq1dA7zQ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiKp5_yos3gAhX2JTQIHUVPC4wQ9QEwAnoECAYQBA#imgrc=mKOtZKzVDPGU4M: In 1966, he was still being identified as the Commandant. 1966 Richardson (Texas) Daily News article that describes George Lumpkin as “Commandant of the 4150th ARSU Dallas United States Army Reserve School”. https://newspaperarchive.com/tags/george-lumpkin/?pc=24581&psi=94&pci=7&pt=23960&ob=1/ Grand Prairie Daily News – Grand Prairie, TX September 14, 1966 page 2 https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/15245830/ “Fall Reserve Duty Training Announced Col. Geo Lumpkin, Commandant of the 4150th ARSU DALLAS USAR SCHOOL, announces the beginning of fall reserve duty training assemblies. Hours of meetings will be from 1930 hours to 2140 hours on both Monday and Thursday evenings at the Muchert Armory, located at 10031 East Northwest Highway In Dallas. Officer career courses for all branches of service and Command and General Staff Courses are being offered to reserve officers at this time. Courses offered will provide reservists the opportunity to complete their military obligation and acquire credit towards their retirement. All reservists are Invited to visit the school for additional Information and enrollment now.” Training and Organization of the US Army Reserve Components: A Reference Text for Total Force Trainers and a Guide to Other US Military Services 1988-1989. published 1991 Page 73 Fifth U.S. Army (19 USARF Schools) 4150TH USARF SCHOOL 10031 East Northwest Hwy (214) 346-6678Air Defense Artillery Dallas, TX 75238-4399 (page 78) G. Consolidated Training Facilities (CTF) Consolidated Training Facilities are under the control of the CONUSAs. They are for sustainment training of both USAR and ARNG personnel. The courses offered are for military intelligence personnel in Career Management Fields (CMFs) 05, 33, 96, and 98. Boise Smith was a member of the faculty. Col. B.B. Smith Daily Palmer Rustler October 14, 1954 page 2 (Member of the faculty 4150th U.S.Army Reserve Training School) https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth782328/m1/2/ B.B. (Boise) Smith. Director, Civil Defense and Disaster Commission. Dallas Police Department, Deputy Chief of Police. Reported directly to Chief Curry. Batchelor Exhibit 5002 https://www.aarclibrary.org/publib/jfk/wc/wcvols/wh19/pdf/WH19_Batchelor_Ex_5002.pdf As Director of the Dallas Civil Defense and Disaster Commission, Boise Smith would have been in charge of the Communications Center at the Fairgrounds. Steve Thomas
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