Neoliberal News of the Day: Middle East on Fire Edition

Three stories: Iran, Israel and Yemen. One as cover for the other two. But it’s business as usual in the Middle East in spite of Trump’s non-interventionist promises. Looks like his “change” is going to be a lot like Barack’s.

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Neoliberal News of the Day Episode 1 (AE video)

In this episode we talk about the ramifications of the Jerusalem declaration, CNN failing to condemn the fake news fed to them by their fake sources, the Israeli collusion with Team Trump, Brian Ross getting a vacation for lying, Ajit Pai yucking it up at a nifty little fascism conference at the expense of the entire American population and the officer’s not guilty verdict in the shooting of Daniel Shaver.

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Sunday’s Big Ankle News Brief

by Scott Creighton

Good morning.

On Friday evening I was looking at my phone crossing a parking lot when my left foot came across a mini-pothole. The edge was only about a half of an inch but that was enough to roll my ankle and send my goofy ass tumbling across the asphalt. Today my right knee is still skinned and stinging and my left ankle is swollen like Rachel Madcow’s ego (and bank account)

That’s why I didn’t post anything yesterday and why I’m just posting this today. It’s a good thing there’s not much happening in the neoliberalized world today.

related: my ankles are weak because way back when, I broke them, one after the other, playing pick-up and intramural basketball at VCU. Since I was poor back then, as I am now, I could not afford to get them looked after and I just sucked it up and they eventually “healed” on their own. But they were left weakened and these days (I sprained one and then broke the other a couple months ago) in their weakened state, I am always just a 1/2″ away from another embarrassing tumble.

Maybe one day we’ll have real universal healthcare, not the FascistCare that we have now and even poor kids can avoid a life-time of suffering for no apparent reason. But it looks like Ryan/DonaldCare will make sure we have a long wait til those days are here.

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Neoliberal News of the Day: Tweets Edition

by Scott Creighton

After writing this morning and yet still recovering from my cold or whatever it was, I wanted to do a Neoliberal News of the Day for you guys but am too tired to write it all out. However, there is some interesting stuff on my Twitter feed this morning so I thought I would post a few of them after the break.

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Neoliberal News of the Day – Dec. 9th, 2016: Being Fisted by the Invisible Hand and Getting Trickled Down All Over

by Scott Creighton

(I have to go over to SS this morning so I’ll be posting this and getting back to the website a little later today)

– Hillary Clinton, dragged out of hiding, demands “public/private action on “fake news epidemic” – Clinton, like Trump and Obama and Bush (etc. etc. etc.) is a pure neoliberal. They simply can’t communicate anymore without trying to normalize some aspect of neoliberal ideology. Yesterday they dragged her out of hiding and propped her up on stage so she could send a message to her fake-left followers about the need to get Google and Facebook and congress (listed in order of importance) to shut down free speech on the internet and the excuse she gave was of course the manufactured crisis of Comet Pizza and the “pizzagate” psyop. Speaking on Capitol Hill she said:

“It’s now clear that so-called ‘fake news’ can have real world consequences…It’s imperative that leaders from the private sector and the public sector step up to protect our democracy and innocent lives,”

Notice the lack of daylight between Big Business and government in this woman’s mind. Google needs to “protect our democracy… and innocent lives”. Google? Defender of freedom? John Galt couldn’t have said it any better. Neither could Mussolini for that matter.

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Neoliberal News of the Day: Aug. 1, 2016

by Scott Creighton

Obama’s “Moderates” Shell Damascus, injure 4 civilians – “Four people got injured when terrorists on Monday fired three mortar shells on Jdeidet Artouz town in Damascus Countryside province.”

Obama’s “Moderates” Shell Aleppo on Sunday, kill 12 civilians – “11 civilians were killed and 53 others were injured due to terrorist attacks with rocket shells on al-Hamadaniyeh neighborhood in Aleppo city on Sunday.”

Russian Helicopter Shot Down After Delivering Aid to Aleppo – “On August 1, a Russian military transport Mi-8 helicopter was shot down from the ground en route to the Hmeimim airbase after delivering humanitarian aid to the city of Aleppo. A crew of three and two officers of the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation were on board.”

Clinton Says Russia Behind DNC Hack – “Hillary Clinton has once again blamed Russian intelligence services for hacking the Democratic National Committee (DNC) computer system and accused Donald Trump of supporting the Russian president, Vladimir Putin.”

Al-Nusra Says they are No Longer Part of al-Qaeda, Goin After that Obama “Moderate” Money I Guess – “The al-Qaeda connection makes [al-Nusra Front] less viable in the very intense politics of jihadi groups within Syria. And so it’s better to strike on its own, better to not be connected to this international organization,”

Rand Paul, Tim Kaine and Marco Rubio Are Gulenists: Call on State Department to Regime Change Turkey on Behalf of Greater Kurdistan in Letter – “What’s good though is it exposes your traitors. Apparently it also exposes globalist, neoliberal war-mongering assholes as well.”

Thousands in Brazil Demand U.S. puppet Temer Leave Office – “Social movements took to the streets to demand respect for democracy in Brazil and the resignation of the coup government.”

Neoliberal News of the Day: 7/14/2016

Neoliberal Grand Spook, the Home Office’s Theresa May, Takes Over in UK: “May is a hard-line Thatcherite, who is considered capable not merely of political spin designed to paper over the Tories’ reputation as the “nasty party,” but of ruthlessly defending the interests of the ruling class. Her political record includes opposing a minimum wage as an unacceptable burden on business and declaring that tax credits for poorer workers “disincentivise[s] people from working more hours or finding better-paid jobs.” Ending poverty, she added, was about ending “idleness.”

Syria’s UN Rep Says Some Countries Install Terrorists in Countries Then Exploit Them to Interfere With Internal Politics (called unconventional warfare over here): “Some countries give themselves the right to violate human rights in other countries under the pretext of protection of these rights and kill under the pretext of protecting civilians,” the Permanent Representative said.

Our “Freedom Fighters” Launched Another Rocket into Syrian Controlled Aleppo Yesterday: “The terrorist attack caused material damage to a bakery and a number of houses and cars in the neighborhood, the source said.”

The FBI Seeks to Demolish the 4th Amendment: “The security that Comey wants to protect is not our security or the national security of the United States. Comey’s intent is to make Washington secure despite its violations of statutory law and the US Constitution. The way Comey intends to do this is by intimidating, harassing, and arresting Washington’s critics.”

FBI Made Agents Sign Non-Disclosure Agreement Protecting Hillary Even More: “In an unusual move, FBI agents working the Hillary Clinton email case had to sign a special form reminding them not to blab about the probe to anyone unless called to testify.”

No Chilcot for Copenhagen: “Unlike the United Kingdom, which last week published the Chilcot Report, which unleashed strong criticism of Tony Blair’s Iraqi venture, Denmark decided to block a secret note regarding the 2003 Iraq War from public access, obviously with the intention of shielding its former Prime Minister and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen from similar scrutiny.”

Turkish Foreign Minister Condemns EU for Promoting Photos of “Syrian Kurdistan”: “European Parliament has become an instrument for making propaganda of a terrorist organization and encouraging terrorism w/ the exhibition,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Twitter.

“If Congress Funds a War, then it’s Legal” Says Obama: “In its motion to dismiss (pdf), the administration argues that Congressional funding for the war amounts to Congressional approval for it.”

Just Say No to Pokemon Go: “Considering that one of Big Brother’s favorite pastimes is watching its citizens at all times always and forever, Pokémon Go is an ideal vessel for its many, many eyes. It’s addicting (kids, adults, and conspiracy-loving bloggers for can’t seem to put the thing for more than ten minutes at a time). And it has access to pretty much our entire phone, meaning tons of personal data and monster tracking capabilities:”