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Pavlov's Elephant

We Have To Win In 2016!

"'Let’s work out a plan for grabbing some Middle East oil if we want,' Kissinger said."

How One Man Laid the Groundwork for Today’s Crisis in the Middle East

this is just a snippet:

By June 1974, Treasury Secretary George Shultz was already suggesting that rising oil prices could result in a “highly advantageous mutual bargain” between the United States and petroleum-producing countries in the Middle East. Such a “bargain,” as others then began to argue, might solve a number of problems, creating demand for the US dollar, injecting needed money into a flagging defense industry hard hit by the Vietnam wind-down, and using petrodollars to cover mounting trade deficits.

As it happened, petrodollars would prove anything but a quick fix. High energy prices were a drag on the US economy, with inflation and high interest rates remaining a problem for nearly a decade. Nor was petrodollar dependence part of any preconceived Kissingerian “plan.” As with far more of his moves than he or his admirers now care to admit, he more or less stumbled into it. This was why, in periodic frustration, he occasionally daydreamed about simply seizing the oil fields of the Arabian peninsula and doing away with all the developing economic troubles.

“Can’t we overthrow one of the sheikhs just to show that we can do it?” he wondered in November 1973, fantasizing about which gas-pump country he could knock off. “How about Abu Dhabi?” he later asked. (Imagine what the world would be like today had Kissinger, in the fall of 1973, moved to overthrow the Saudi regime rather than Chile’s democratically elected president, Salvador Allende.) “Let’s work out a plan for grabbing some Middle East oil if we want,” Kissinger said.

Such scimitar rattling was, however, pure posturing. Not only did Kissinger broker the various deals that got the United States hooked on recycled Saudi petrodollars, he also began to promote the idea of an “oil-floor price” below which the cost per barrel wouldn’t fall. Among other things, this scheme was meant to protect the Saudis (and Iran, until 1979) from a sudden drop in demand and provide US petroleum corporations with guaranteed profit margins.

juicy, juicy article from The Nation (last few paragraphs are a great reminder):

Headline of ABC News' piece on Trump's tax plan is debunked by the actual piece.


"You Should Cry"


Nancy Pelosi calls for investigation into misleading video attacks on Planned Parenthood

TAPPER: On the subject of the Planned Parenthood and the attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, have you seen the videos? Is there not anything on those videos that bothers you at all?

PELOSI: I don't stipulate that these videos are real. And the fact is -- and fact is that the research that is being criticized there is research that has been supported. Now, I haven't seen -- I've seen some news reports of it, but I also know that it's not real and you can create any reality that you want.

TAPPER: So OK. Even if you don't accept the videos on their face --

PELOSI: I think they should be investigated as to how they obtained those and doctored those and then had them be accepted as something that was an indictment against Planned Parenthood because that's not true.


FOUND: The source of Carly Fiorina's fetus claim

SUN SEP 27, 2015 AT 09:51 PM PDT
FOUND: The source of Carly Fiorina's fetus claim
by Old Redneck

Her story is bullshit of the highest order -- HOWEVER -- there is a tiny element of truth in the story.

Turns out, what she saw was a video of an infant that had been born prematurely at 19 weeks and that did not survive.

Here is the mom who gave birth to the premature baby: https://f2photographybylexi.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/walter-joshua-fretz/
By the mother's own description, the baby lived only a few minutes after birth.
There was no dissection and no one was "harvesting the baby's brain," fetal tissue, or any organs.

The mom by her own admission is in on the scam that has been spreading. Her name is Lexi Oliver Fretz and she is a pro lifer. She has a Facebook page where she admits giving permission to the Center for Medical Progress to use her dead child's photo and while she knows the photo is being used deceptively, she is okay with this because as she puts it, "the reason is to save the lives of the unborn". She also admits to giving Carly Fiorina permission to use her son's photo in her fight for the unborn".


Just found this too

As for the falsified video and images, doctors and OB/GYN collectively confirmed it is not an aborted fetus, rather a premature birth. Below is a quote from a OB/GYN’s blog, doctors findings and how this conclusion was formed:

“I believe it is a premature delivery. I reached that conclusion from 25 years of clinical practice in OB/GYN. I decided to ask nine other OB/GYNs what they thought about the clip, meaning I put a lot more effort into getting the facts than the politicians who voted to defund Planned Parenthood. All nine OB/GYNs agree with me. Several are OB/GYns who have done advanced training in family planning and so are experts in the field.


Lexi Oliver Fretz
September 25 at 6:39am · Edited ·

Walter is helping to fight for the unborn and we are proud to call him our son. We are proud that God entrusted this tiny life to us for such a short time. For such a time as this, Walter was placed on this earth to make a huge impact and God is using Walter to fulfill HIS purpose for HIS glory!

***and for the record Carly Fiorina also has my full permission to use Walter's photos in her fight for the unborn!


Dilophosaurus Pope

Sanders jabs Koch brothers over Walker exit

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2016 Democratic presidential hopeful, on Sunday took a jab at the Koch brothers over their support of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who dropped out of the GOP race last week.

Sanders said money controls politics, despite the well-funded Walker's exit from the race.

"I wish the Koch brothers would say, ‘Well, gee, now we can take the $900 million that we planned to spend in this campaign supporting right-wing Republicans… and we’re not going to spend it,’” Sanders said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “But, John, I’m not sure that the Koch brothers learned that lesson.”

Video & More:

Carly Fiorina has announced she is dropping out of the 2016 race.

I saw it on a video.

just in case DU does not get my sick sense of humor, kp
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