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This 1945 documentary, though US propaganda, is telling many truths in many ways.

Not that Germany is or will rise again as a authoritarian dictatorship. But what we could be facing here if something drastic is not done. Note the rise of the Alt Right and the Atomwaffen.
We have a narcissistic maniac who is surrounded and supported by cowardly Yes Men. A DOJ head that was just confirmed who has never prosecuted a case and represented a Russian bank and could potentially be shut down the Mueller investigation.
I cannot help but feel a foreboding nightmare of violence and blood in our streets. To think we are immune and somehow comfortable in our US skins flies in the face of human history.
Anyone who thinks I'm being an alarmist please bookmark my post and check back in 6 months. If I'm wrong, which I desperately hope I am, call me out and I will gladly recede back into my comfortable cocoon called The American Dream.

Nashville Tn is no longer Music City. It's Condo City.

Most of the studios where music history was made are now dust and covered by condos and hotels. In 1970, Beatles drummer Ringo Starr recorded the solo album Beaucoups of Blues at Music City Recorders, with Scotty Moore as engineer. He was Elvis Presley's original guitar player. That studio is now a parking lot.
Soundshop Studios where Paul McCartney recorded Junior's Farm in 1974 while staying on the Lebanon, Tennessee farm of Curly Putman Jr., which accounts for the song's title. Jimmy McCulloch played the guitar solo as his Wings debut. That studio was torn down and condos now are it's tombstone.
So many other Publishing Company buildings and Studios no longer exist where the likes of Elvis Presley, Hank Williams Sr, Jerry Reed, Chet Adkins, Roy Orbison and many others wrote and recorded are gone. It seems the Mighty Dollar is more important than the history and integrity of what created our popular culture. There are several billionaires who live in the Brentwood area of Nashville and the Franklin area that have bought up lines of houses of 16th Avenue and 17th Avenue and 18th Avenue that are scheduled to be demolished and living mausoleums to greed are to be built. If you're planning a trip to Nashville don't expect to see the truth. Just expect to see the gaudy bling bling of capitalism or maybe ride a tour bus where a tour guide will point to empty lots where history was made. Ben Folds and the Society for theNational Preservation of Historic Sites has preserve RCA Studio A and B. But that's about it.

Trump is a danger to individuals as much as the country. He needs to go now. His entire

administration should be physically run out of the White House. I'm glad Mueller is doing his job but I don't see a "hair on fire" moment.
And I really hate it when someone says to calm down, be patient and let Mueller do his job. My reply is, I'm not stopping Mueller from doing his job so "let" has nothing to do with it.
That's like saying, "Russia has fired a missile at the U.S. Just be patient. It will probably miss us."
We are under attack and no one is really doing shit about it except Mueller. Because trump is a coward when it comes to Russia or any other meaningful issue for our country. And no one is really standing up to this Boob to his damn face!

The automotive industry wants to keep building cars.

I think they see their salvation as self-driving cars come to fruition. I think it's a way for them to combat the fact that the internal combustion engine will eventually die a natural death are an unnatural death.

It also seems to me that fear is at the root of manipulation and control.

Religions say to be good and follow the precepts or something terrible will happen to you in this life or after you die. (Fear.)
Take this drug or you will die. (Which could be true but promoted to the point of fear mongering.)
Use our product or you will be left out of important social norms. (Fear of being shunned.)
Buy this life insurance so your relatives won't be destitute. (Fear)
Fear everything because you are being watched. (This is something that I think has created fear to the point of people going off the grid or stocking up on goods for the Apocalypse.)
The earth is flat and you are being used by the global elite. (Fear)

Society is permeated with so many different types of fear. To me it is the unspoken word used in public relations, advertising, politics and religion. Make someone afraid and convince them that you have the solution and can protect them and they will follow your every word.

Natural fears are good. Fear of fire keeps a person from being burned to death.

If there are different planes of existence, where different

outcomes happen for similar actions, what happened when the Universe came into existence? Does it not exsist or not come into exsistence on a different plane?
When the concept of time no longer exists does it exsist on a different plane?
If the Big Bang happened on one plane, would it "not exist" on another? And if there is nothing, would there be something? It seems to me that there would just be "something".

Its a Pensive Christmas! The game everyone is playing! Are you smarter than Mike Pence?

Richard Engel has just done a major service with his report

on the Paradise Papers. He directly tied Wilbur Ross Commerce Secretary, Manafort, Kushner, Flint and his son, Sessions, Tillerson, Donald Jr and more to Russia. The Paradise Papers give direct evidence of money laundering. Also the fact that Russian criminal oligarchs invested in Facebook and Twitter. They did not just buy ads. The is big time shit!
I hope Engels report is online at MSNBC. I just saw it and still trying to pick my chin up off of the floor.
https://www.google.com/amp/amp.thedailybeast.com/massive-leak-reveals-new-ties-between-trump-administration-and-russia-implicating-commerce-secretary-wilbur-ross-and-jared-kushner

Why is the military of any kind associated with sports?

Sports is supposed to be a neutral place where people enjoy a game, not laud war or the war machine. The problem comes because we have gotten used to mixing so-called patriotism with sports. In fascist countries and dictatorships the military is present everywhere. The military does not run our country. It is a tool our nation uses to protect itself.

Having the military at these events is nothing more than a recruiting tool. That is how it started. Military recruiters also show up at high schools to sign up young men to go into the military. It is too pervasive in our society. That is the problem.

I think Society has created this monster by mixing things like this. There's a reason the military and politics should stay out of religion. There is also a good reason for the military to stay out of things that has a captive audience. All kinds of people attend sporting events. Different beliefs that people have should be taken into account as much as honoring a war machine.

OK now. God is punishing Texas and Florida because they voted for Trump in the election?

We hear evangelists opining about how hurricanes are just punishment from God because "That is a liberal progressive state". Or, "That homosexual lifestyle caused it".
Thought I'd throw the opposite at them. I'm not gonna ask them why God is punishing them. I'm going to tell them that God is punishing Texas and Florida because they voted for Trump in the election. Not because it's true. It's just that I like to fuck with right wing self absorbed religious fascists.

http://religionnews.com/2017/08/29/where-are-the-condemnations-of-harvey-as-gods-punishment/
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