Time Magazine

Frontrunning: September 13

  • Apple takes shine off global stocks rally (Reuters)
  • Apple’s New iPhones Gamble on Allure of Premium Pricing (WSJ)
  • North Korea defiant over U.N. sanctions as Trump says tougher steps needed (Reuters)
  • Crews Face Herculean Task Restoring Power in Florida (WSJ)
  • Supreme Court Reinstates Travel Ban’s Refugee Restrictions (WSJ)

"On The Beach" 2017 - The Beckoning Of Nuclear War

"One of Obama's last acts as president was to sign a bill that handed a record $618billion to the Pentagon, reflecting the soaring ascendancy of fascist militarism in the governance of the United States... Buried in the detail was the establishment of a 'Center for Information Analysis and Response'. This is a ministry of truth. It is tasked with providing an 'official narrative of facts' that will prepare us for the real possibility of nuclear war - if we allow it."

How The Elites Betrayed Working-Class America

"Most people believes we need more fake money to 'prime the pump' and get the economy rolling again... Almost no one realizes it, but it was these stimulating, pump-priming, new credit-based dollars that fueled the trends that ruined America’s working-class wage earner."

Are America's Aircraft Carriers On Their Way To Obsolescence?

"Naval aviators ... are accepting a world where the carrier has less relevance in higher-end fights, against high-end adversaries"...so should taxpayers be spending $15 billion a pop to build a bunch of new ones?  Congress seems to think so...

Putin Accuses "Foreign Spy Agencies" Of Supporting Terrorism To Destabilize Russia

“In general, the growing activity of foreign special services against us and our allies is obvious,” Putin said during the televised speech in Moscow on Wednesday, without specifying which nations he was referring to. “There are operations to influence the domestic political and social processes in our country.”

Retired FBI Special Agent Blows The Whistle On The Real Robert Mueller

"It seems clear that based on his history and close “partnership” with Comey, called “one of the closest working relationships the top ranks of the Justice Department have ever seen,” Mueller was chosen as Special Counsel not because he has integrity but because he will do what the powerful want him to do."