Laugh, Or Cry? The Tale Of Limpopo And Gabon.

By Jerry Alatalo

limpopo(Photo: SouthAfrica.net | Somewhere in Limpopo, South Africa)

Well, why not with all the strange happenings in the world’s news recently? Commentary on this comic and tragic, humor-based story will be short, only to say: laughter is the best medicine. What gets said during the prank phone call pretty much says it all; there simply is nothing to add.

The following video records a prank of longtime California Congresswoman Maxine Waters. While listening to the phone conversation, at first it didn’t seem possible that an elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives was taking part in the call. But, unfortunately, that is the case. One feels a little guilty (and sad) for having laughs at another person’s expense, but in this (hopefully) extremely rare situation, providing laughter also provides a public service.

You had a good run, Maxine – but it’s time to hang up the politics thing. If you’re undecided on where to retire, take some good advice: as a retirement destination – one might want to consider the attractive features of Limpopo. Here’s hoping readers experience one of those really good belly laughs – the kind with nasal snorts, side-splitting, and tears of .. joy?… sadness? Or…?

Oh, my goodness…

(Thank you to Russia Insider at YouTube)

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California, June 7 Vote: Decisive For U.S. Political Revolution.

By Jerry Alatalo

Alphabet Tuesday June 7 is the day those Americans voting in their states’ Democratic primaries for either Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton decide on the nation’s future. The most important of those states is California, where some 470 delegates are going to become divided between Sanders and Clinton. Depending on the outcome of the voting in California and the remaining states on Tuesday, what has become understood across the country as “The Political Revolution” will either lose or gain momentum.

For voters in California, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Dakota, New Mexico and Montana who still haven’t heard of “The Political Revolution”, the following videos from Bernie Sanders rallies during the 2016 campaign provide very good visual illustrations – and at the same time might make some wonder how it’s possible for Sanders at this point to trail Clinton…

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Thanks to Tom Masuga at YouTube for his video from February 2016 at Eastern Michigan University and the Sanders rally there, in 25-degree weather…

Thanks to Charlie DeLacey at YouTube for filming the lines of supporters at the Bernie Sanders rally in Evansville, Indiana, held in May 2016…

Thank you to doctornerve at YouTube for filming the crowd at the Sanders South Bronx rally in March 2016…

Thank you to Cha Li at YouTube for sharing this remarkable video from the Oakland, California Sanders rally just a few days ago…

Thank you to hecmmontes at YouTube for filming the May 21, 2016 Sanders rally in New Mexico…

Thank you to Big CT at YouTube for posting capture of the long lines at a Sanders rally in Utah from March 2016…

Thank you to accalade at YouTube for recording what it looked like at the Bernie Sanders rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the fine choice of musical cover, on February 24, 2016…

Thank you to jehofit’s channel at YouTube for the video, and moving musical selection, from March 30, 2016 and the Bernie Sanders town hall meeting in Madison, Wisconsin…

There are many more videos from other states around America showing the same levels of support for Mr. Sanders. Those aged 45 and younger have supported Sanders because they’ve chosen to get their news from the independent media over the internet where these videos became published.

Corporate media organizations have suppressed or outright censored the “Political Revolution” represented by these images, so the large percentage of older Americans who get their “news” solely from corporate media aren’t being given anything near the full and truly extraordinary story of election 2016.

Voters in California, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Dakota, New Mexico and Montana might want to keep the images of those long lines of Bernie Sanders supporters in mind next Tuesday June 7 – before making their final decision.

A Message For American Voters.

By Jerry Alatalo

“Are you not ashamed of heaping up in the greatest amount of money and honor and reputation, and caring so little about wisdom and truth and the greatest improvement of the soul, which you never regard or heed at all?”

– SOCRATES (470-399 B.C.) Greek philosopher

aaa-13Alphabet While there is no debating with facts showing the 2016 United States presidential election is the most extraordinarily remarkable in the nation’s history, too often the din of political, media and citizen back and forth discussion ends up concealing or diminishing focus on important and essential topics, situations and circumstances.

Thank you to Mr. Jesse Brennan for producing the following moving video, distinguishing between essential and non-essential, and reminding the American people what presidential elections are fundamentally all about. Through his artistry, Mr. Brennan makes clear to voters that Senator Bernie Sanders has conveyed his personal philosophical and/or spiritual values to the people at a higher level than either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, the two other remaining major party candidates.

Combining visual images and spoken word overlay, Mr. Brennan concisely creates a work of art which cuts through the whirlwind of loud noises and loud images dominating the 2016 election – to a great extent devoid of the human philosophical and/or spiritual dimension equating with morality, justice, and other shared tenets of all major religious traditions throughout history.

It’s up to those Americans in states yet to vote whether or not to take time in considering how important, how high on their list of preferred human qualities a good President should possess according to their current worldview, are a candidate’s positions related to philosophy and/or spirituality.

Perhaps the words of Athenian philosopher Plato (428-348 B.C.) spoken many centuries ago can help American voters on this matter:

“A man must take with him into the world below an adamantine faith in truth and right, that there too he may be undazzled by the desire of wealth or the other allurements of evil, lest coming upon tyrannies and similar villanies, he should do irremediable wrongs to others and suffer worse himself; but let him know how to choose the mean and avoid extremes on either side, as far as possible, not only in this life but in all that which is to come. For this is the way to happiness.”

“But to be at once exceedingly wealthy and good is impossible, if we mean by the wealthy those who are accounted so by the vulgar, that is, the exceptional few who own property of great pecuniary value – the very thing a bad man would be likely to own. Now since this is so I can never concede to them that a rich man is truly happy unless he is also a good man, but that one who is exceptionally good should be exceptionally wealthy too is a mere impossibility.”

“Do to others as I would they should do to me.”

(Thank you to Bud Meyers at YouTube)

72 Minutes That Changed The World.

By Jerry Alatalo

“The chief duty of the historian is to judge the actions of men, so that the good may meet with the reward due to virtue, and pernicious citizens may be deterred by the condemnation that awaits evil deeds at the tribunal of posterity.”

– CORNELIUS TACITUS (55-117 A.D.) Roman historian

aaa-38Alphabet It felt like synchronicity after posting University of California – Santa Cruz Professor Danny Sheehan’s surprising and revealing lecture on the history of what many call the “deep state” in America that Gary Null had just interviewed him on his radio program, part of the popular Progressive Radio Network.

The interview took place as part of “Conversations with Remarkable Minds” series on Dr. Null’s show, and titled, “The Masters of Wealth and Their History of Domination Over America”. Some of the discussion overlaps with the previous post featuring Mr. Sheehan’s university lecture, beneficial for review and retention of important facts, but includes details providing more context and a broader understanding of suppressed, secret American history.

Any reasonable man or woman will find the information conveyed in the interview similar to Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning in that it’s “blowing the whistle” on illegality and corruption, and that Danny Sheehan is a different form of whistleblower – the qualitative difference being Mr. Sheehan’s revelations focus on the highest, broadest, systemic level and are all-encompassing. In a real sense, the history-corrective information presented sharply contrasts Mr. Sheehan in the morality, incorruptibility, and integrity arena to elected politicians and appointed officials. Too many Americans hold the mistaken belief that those who rise to positions of great power in private business and government are for the most part moral and honest, when in reality most are corrupt and too few have the best noble intentions.

Without their mentioning it, one could imagine the agreed intent of Gary Null and Danny Sheehan in publishing this explosive interview is strongly influencing the presidential election. Of note is the personal experience of Mr. Sheehan as a student in a government class at Harvard University – taught by none other than Henry Kissinger, in the minds of many one of the world’s foremost non-prosecuted war criminals.

Mr. Sheehan tells Mr. Null about the first day of that Kissinger-taught Harvard class in the 1960’s, where Kissinger told the all-male group of students: “Look, if you think that our government doesn’t have the right to lie, steal, cheat and to kill in order to forward the best interests of the country itself, in the world, then you shouldn’t be in this course”. This revelation has particular relevance to the 2016 presidential race because both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have sought the advice of Kissinger.

Another statement of Kissinger during the class shared by Mr. Sheehan involved the United Nations (UN), describing to students the “Uniting for Peace Resolution” provision of the UN Charter whereby “…any UN General Assembly nation, if they could get two-thirds of the other members to vote for them, they can take up an issue under this Uniting for Peace Resolution, they can override any veto on the part of the five major nations that are in charge of the Security Council. Kissinger said, ‘If the people of the world ever found out about this, we’re in trouble’ ”

Sheehan recalls after Kissinger’s “we’re in trouble” UN statement thinking to himself, “Who’s we?” He goes on to describe later personal events including starting a legal team while at Harvard that established the precedent of journalists’ right to protect confidential sources, working at Wall Street’s #1 legal firm where he read all 47 volumes of the Pentagon Papers, and researching America’s power structure and discovering heroin smuggling, covert wars, and the network of wealthy private individuals essentially carrying out U.S. foreign policy, prominent among them attorney and first Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Allen Dulles.

These revelations illustrate how important is getting to the truth about Hillary Clinton’s relationship (or Donald Trump’s, if such is the case) with giant Wall Street firms, in particular the still secret status of her speech transcripts – the now well-known $225,000 per talk contracted events. The continuing stance of Ms. Clinton, her refusal to show the American people those transcripts, becomes much more troubling after learning the history of Allen Dulles, Brown Brothers Harriman, Sullivan and Cromwell, and their members’ connection to Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, the Third Reich, near world war with the Soviet Union, major illegal drug operations, and the murder of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 .

Among the many shocking pieces of information Mr. Sheehan conveyed during this interview is one experience from 1986, the year when he and his associates brought legal action against Reagan administration government officials alleged to have planned and carried out what has become known as the “Iran-Contra Scandal”. Sheehan described meeting a man named Joseph B. Smith, who shared with Sheehan his experience while in the Central Intelligence Agency in 1973.

In 1973, a CIA whistleblower named Phil Agee was ready to publish his expose of the agency – “Inside the Company”. Top CIA official Theodore Shackley, because the book could jeopardize the cover and safety of any Station Chief named in it, decided on replacing all Station Chiefs in Mexico and Latin America. Joseph B. Smith was one of the possible replacements, but he first had to undergo “vetting”.

He came to fly down to Buenos Aires, Argentina, then to a rural town in the northern part of the country, for a meeting to decide if he was the right man for the post. He described to Sheehan thinking he “was in Bavaria” after seeing the architecture of the town, walking into a Bavarian-style inn, seeing men sitting at a large oak table in front of a large fireplace, and above the fireplace a large Nazi flag.

Smith became informed about a CIA covert cocaine smuggling operation where profits became used to finance illegal military actions, and that the men needed to know if he could be counted on to keep the operation secret. At the 1986 meeting with Danny Sheehan, John B. Smith told him: “I just wanted you to make sure that if you were going to start a case like this (Iran-Contra), you know who you are really dealing with”.

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As the radio interview starts to wind down (apparently another interview in the near future is coming), Mr. Sheehan asserts a secret CIA-Mafia assassination team, with the knowledge and consent of America’s most powerful private and government officials, murdered President John F. Kennedy. The coverup included the man who assumed the presidency – Lyndon B. Johnson.

On the events of September 11, 2001, now commonly known as 9/11 – and all over international media in reports about the “28 Pages”, Sheehan sees a “classic (Theodore) Shackley operation”, and that the so-called “19 hijackers” like Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963 were victims of manipulation by promises of completely different operations and results, and in the end became nothing more than “Patsies”.

In a time when the world’s most serious situations, developments and facts suffer suppression, classified-status, and other immoral means of keeping them from the public’s knowledge, may it be stated the information presented in this interview rises to the high level where Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have no option but addressing the startlingly important details.

Certain issues are of such minor significance that a President of the United States, or a candidate for that highest of offices, is better off delegating them to those serving under him or her and focusing solely on solutions for the most pressing problems. However, when considering the deeply disturbing issues revealed in the discussion between Gary Null and Professor Danny Sheehan, remaining candidates Clinton, Sanders and Trump cannot through any means whatsoever escape the personal responsibility of addressing them directly and forthrightly.

Throughout history there have occurred moments of great truth revealed. Now is such a moment.

(Thank you to Gary Null at Progressive Radio Network)

http://prn.fm/the-gary-null-show-05-20-16/