- Green Cars Fail to Deliver
Can't read it online, but saw it on front page of Albuquerque Journal. Basically every company keeps running into problems: venture capital firms won't fund them, demand has been lower than expected, etc. People who put their faith in Civ continuing forever because of technology will have to ignore this news, and most of them will.
- US Troops surround Syria on the eve of invasion?
"A former official from within the ranks of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is reporting that US and NATO forces have landed outside of Syria and are training militants to overthrow the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
"Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds, formerly a translator with the FBI, wrote over the weekend that American soldiers are among the NATO troops that have mysteriously and suddenly landed on the Jordanian and Syrian border. According to her, several sources internationally have confirmed the news, although the US media has been instructed to temporarily censor itself from reporting the news.
"Additionally, Edmonds says that American and NATO forces are training Turkish troops as well, to possibly launch a strike from the north of Syria."
My comment: with all the alliances drawn up - Syria and Iran, Syria and Russia, Iran and China and Russia, China and Pakistan - interfering in a Syrian civil war looks a lot like pre WW1. And with drone-hacking capabilities, there is now a pretext to use waves of drafted footsoldiers who might otherwise react to collapse with resisting their elite.
- Obama administration backs bill authorizing indefinite military detention of US citizens
"The Obama administration declared Wednesday afternoon that it was abandoning its nominal threat to veto a military authorization bill that explicitly authorizes the indefinite military detention of anyone the federal government declares to be a terrorist or supporter, including US citizens.
"The final passage of the bill is now virtually assured by the end of the week. It marks a new stage in the collapse of the most basic democratic rights in the United States and the erection of the framework of a military-police state."
"The bill would allow for the open-ended detention of anyone caught up in the â€œwar on terror,â€ without trial or charges, including US citizens. This is the first explicit legislation to effectively abolish habeas corpus (the right to challenge unlawful detentions) and the constitutional rights to a fair trial (the Sixth Amendment) and due process (the Fifth Amendment).
"Another provision requires that such individuals be taken into military custody, with an exception for US citizens. The military seizure of US citizens is left to the discretion of the executive branch. This means the effective abolition of the Posse Comitatus Act, which has restricted use of the military for domestic policing for more than a century."
"The entire â€œdebateâ€ within the political establishment over the NDAA testifies to the collapse of any commitment to democratic rights within the American ruling class."