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Esophageal reflux miracle antidote

One of the two brands I've used with outstanding success.

One of the two brands I’ve used with outstanding success.

Hi readers.  Thanks for coming by for a read.

I promised yesterday that I’d share something I can attest to from personal experience to lift your spirits if you’ve got a goozle with a relaxed sphincter.  When that gorge of hellfire shoots up all the way into your nostrils it’s no fun.  Especially when you’re already following all the rules the medico community gave you to keep it from happening.

I discovered this somewhat by accident when Jeanne picked up something called, “Digestive Enzymes” because I was sleeping in the recliner because the medication wasn’t doing the job for me.   The brand wasn’t the one above and it wasn’t the veggie version, but the reflux seemed reduced or gone enough to cause me to believe it was helping.  When the bottle was gone I quit and the reflux returned.

So out of hunger I had her pick up whatever she could put her and on quickly of the same genre.  This one worked also.

So you have anecdotal antidotal evidence that in the case of the ugliest goozle in Christiandom, this stuff helps.

I take as many as a dozen per day, certainly one after each meal.  Then after the evening meal I take another every time my stomach reminds me it’s still there and ruminating on the ill treatment I gave it this lifetime.  Until bed.

Then, every time I wake to take a leak I take a Serrapeptase tablet to dissolve as much scar tissue as possible.  The stuff I got because I didn’t know about digestive enzymes.

Good luck.

 

 

 

Epiphany disambiguated

Hi readers.  Thanks for hanging in there.  I’d have written this sooner but I was waiting for a flash of profound understanding about whether ‘epiphany’ is singular, or plural.

Turns out it’s singular, but so vast it can buy beer and cigarettes without having to show its phony ID.  So here’s the thing about epiphany for those of you who haven’t yet experienced the ‘big one’.  Epiphany is what you experience when you know all the other epiphanies [singular] you’ve had during your lifetime were BS and the one you’ve just had is REAL.

You probably can avoid this by listening to talk radio.

Anyway, I’m logging on here because you readers are among the things I appreciate about being alive this long so I figured I might as well drop in and say hello.  I’ve been silent a goodly while because I didn’t figure I was going to live this long and there didn’t seem to be much to say that wouldn’t go just as well unsaid.  But there comes one of those moments when a person has to admit, “Screw it!  Ain’t any damned telling how long I’m going to hang around doing thees stupid life I’ve gotten myself into.  The sooner I get back to doing stuff the sooner I’ll get it over with, I reckons.”

So here I am, indefinitely, doing pretty well all things considered.  Pretty damned well.  All things considered.

So hello.

I’ve got some heartening news for those of you who get esophageal reflux, and some interesting things you can do with Masa Harina, but I’m going to keep you on the edge of your chairs and just announce they’ll be along.  Stay tuned.

Assuming I’m alive, everything else being equal.

Old Jules

New Ice Age to Begin in 2014

By On February 23, 2012 · 46 Comments

“Forecasters predict that a new ice age will begin soon,” says this article on russia-ic.com.

“Habibullo Abdusamatov, a scientist from the Pulkovo Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences considers that the sharp drop in temperature will start on the Earth in 2014.

“According to the scientist, our planet began to “get cold” in the 1990s. The new ice age will last at least two centuries, with its peak in 2055.

“It is interesting, that the same date was chosen by the supporters of the theory of global warming.

“The expected decrease in temperature may … become the fifth over the past nine centuries, reports Hydrometeorological Center of Russia. Experts call this phenomenon the “little ice age”, it was observed in the XII, XV, XVII, XIX centuries. This cyclicity makes the theory of upcoming cold weather in XXI century look like truth.”

http://russia-ic.com/news/show/13717#.T0Q3Ms7rk9C
Thanks to Thomas McHart, Stephanie Relfe for this link


Habibullo Abdussamatov is not just “a scientist.”

Dr Habibullo Abdussamatov, astrophysicist, is head of the Russian segment of the International Space Station, and head of Space Research of the Sun Sector at the Pulkovo Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

I’m inclined to take his forecasts seriously.


I’ve met Dr Abdussamatov, and posted other articles about him here: http://iceagenow.info/2010/05/new-little-ice-age-to-begin-in-2014/

And here: http://iceagenow.info/2011/11/russian-scientists-predict-100-years-cooling/

46 Responses to New Ice Age to Begin in 2014

  1. HF says:

    If that’s the case, there may be a better window of opportunity to prepare. Any information on what the predicted temps would be?

    https://allroadsleadtofema.wordpress.com/2012/02/20/entry-1/

    • Paul says:

      That’s easy. North of the latitude of New York never above 0 deg C. Equator – no change. Gradual change from one to the other. All that happens is that the cold will get closer to the equator. The band that supports life gets much smaller.

  1. Mirco Poletto says:

    Summer span decades but winter can last a lifetime!

    Cold winds are rising…

  1. Sorin says:

    “I’m inclined to take his forecasts seriously.”

    Indeed !

  1. win says:

    let’s hope it’s a little ice age and let’s hope it comes soon, BEFORE all the heat sources are shut down.

  1. eco-geek says:

    I disagree. I estimate 2016 as the start of major cooling as temperature descend towards SC 25. The ice age proper will impact a few years later, maybe 2020-2022.

    • Simontacchi says:

      I disagree, the series of cooler weather will impact Crops instantly and by the second year there will wide spread crop failure & Famine, cost of fossil fuels will skyrocket and the Aid to the 3rd world will end. It will be a swift fall.
      And I still have my money on the Winter of 2012/2013 as the beginning.

      • Beano says:

        Joe Bastardi has opined that the weather only needs to retreat back to the cooling period cycle level between the fifties and seventies for a lowering of crop yields and hence chronic food shortages. The technological advances in crop yield cannot keep up with weather variability.

        I see some reports from Alaska that some farmers have not been able to sow their crops in the last couple of years due to seasonal snow not clearing on tome for the growing seasons..

  1. Steven Rowlandson says:

    If it is just a little ice age we are lucky.
    On the other hand does a Big ice age start off with something like a little ice age?
    If I recall the last big ice age ended with a short but significant period of warming followed by the younger dryas that lasted 1300 to 1600 years before the current interglacial set in. Would it not be reasonable to assume that a big ice age would be preceeded by a cooling trend or mini ice age and then into the big deep freeze for 105,000 years?

    • Robert says:

      You’re seeing clearly. I fear that we’re headed into a little ice age, and thence into a bigger one that will reach its greatest extent after about 5,000 years.

      • Mary says:

        Does this mean that I shouldn’t move back to Massachusetts? The employment situation down here in Florida is pretty sad. I need a job! Where should I move?

  1. J.M. Doslobos says:

    The ice age — cold period — could come or begin even sooner, perhaps as soon as the coming winter. That beginning should, or could, happen as soon as this year, as some of the earlier comments suggested. Regardless, it is certainly on the way/

  1. SteveSadlov says:

    Especially if lots of thermonuclear warheads explode in 2013 …

    You bet there will be an ice age of some sort, the only question would be, how bad.

  1. David Bennett says:

    I tend to agree with eco-geek. As this La Nina fades, and as we go into SC 24 peak, I think there could be a bump over the next couple years.

    Of course, the CO2-centrics will use any bump in global temp to blame it on man, but El Sol and Mama Gaia will call their bluff soon enough. IMHO

  1. Pedro says:

    2014 ok maybe cooling begins, but someone could tell me the real impact this would have on the planet’s southern hemisphere, what I see and read is the only real impact on the planet’s northern hemisphere. my doubts is – what would by the real impact on tropical country such as Brazil, where much of it have a warm weather, cooling in theory would have little impact on him, and as a country would suffer minor impact on food production.

    • Laurel says:

      pedro you may find Professor Ian PLIMERS book Heaven and Earth a handy source of past history of earths changes, his Latest book
      How to get expelled from school is smaller and still informative.
      for eg australia can expect DRY cold and a lot more wind..bad news for croplands and animals. cold weather slows growth and means needing more food to keep warm, wind just adds chill factors and also removes topsoils.for us thats a real downer as we have little anyway to begin with:-(
      remember the snow killing cattle in brazil last year? well a bit more ongoinmg would kill trees as well so your land would like aus then get less rain etc etc.
      Plimers books are a must read for serious geological histories of our planet. because he speaks TRUTH to Power he is ignored and abused by MSM and warmist agenda govt here.
      one day soon he will be vindicated and I want to see our idiot pollies have to apologise!

  1. LarryOldtimer says:

    Aside from being a professional civil engineer, I have read a conserable amount of fairly detailed history, and of the beginnings of the Little Ice Age and its end.

    Given the crazy and mixed up weather of the last couple of years, it is my opinion that we have indeed already entered an ice age, perhaps much worse than the Little Ice Age.

    • Jay Curtis says:

      I have also been reading quite a bit about this subject (got started with Robert’s books), and I have to agree that the current interglacial is at an end. I believe that we will begin to see statistically significant increases in ice mass and volume at to poles and high altitudes within just a few years.
      The deserts will increase in size as well, and the amount of land available for farming will shrink along with the growing season in many locations. Unfortunately, as many have noted here, this will lead to increased food costs and to famine for those least able to afford food.

      All of this will happen while people are still anticipating catastrophic anthropogenic global warming, and proponents of CAGW will point to the famines and say, “See, told ya so.” just as they are doing now with the blizzards and cold in Eastern Europe.

      • Paul says:

        Hi Jay, have to agree with para 1.

        Para 2, I am not to sure. As temps drop growing conditions in hot areas will improve. This will be subject to rain fall. Areas closer to the Poles will be adversely affected with growing seasons possibly becoming non existent, but areas that are to hot and dry now may improve.

  1. David says:

    Considering here in Sydney, Australia we are having a claytons summer (ok a non-summer…lol) Im thinking its going to be very much cooler yet. I seen a newspaper article recently that said “clouds are lower to the ground than ever before in the last 10 years” and that this is only being recently discovered, more proof again our planet is cooling rapidly.

  1. Ross says:

    I belive we are entering a new cold period as well. I belive we should start pulling together as human beings and start growing crops where ever we can. I also think we should build green houses where ever we can too. We all can survive this if our Governing bodys will allow it.

  1. Joe’s World says:

    Robert,

    I have been researching the salt changes for years. Mapped the velocities of our planet in order to find answers to my own questions.
    Circulation is the only reason we have movement of atmospheric gases and changes to our biosphere. The creation of precipitation and evaporation is NOT from the sun but our own planets mechanisms.

    As far as currents scientists are concerned, they know enough and have all the answers by way of mathematical calculations. Bull crap!

    Question? We measure atmospheric pressure by way of covering regions. Yet if you go down a steep hill, your ears pop.
    Is that not pressure differences?
    So, we are not measuring pressure correctly.

  1. Laurel says:

    I suggest any of you who farm make contact with nth hem growers with Heritage short season seeds now.
    or extreme sth hem growers as well.
    avoid all hybrids.
    and look to short season veg seeds for personal use too.
    cant hurt+ may save your families going short.

  1. Kevin K says:

    I don’t think you can predict a drastic cooling pinpointed to a year unless there is a cataclysmic event such as a major volcanic eruption e.g. Pinatubo. However, a gradual cooling and greater erratic feature to weather that we have been seeing since the late 1990s is the start.
    Pedro – re: Brazil – southern states of Brazil have seen snow 2 or 3 out of the past 5 winters after not seeing snow in 80+ years (my wife is from Rio). The cooling seems to be more pronounced in the southern hemisphere.
    I think we will see continued erratic weather and areas of drought expand especially in tropical areas given cooling. In places such as where I live where snow before early November and after April 10th is rare, you start to see the snow earlier and later (in 2011 despite the warm winter we are having we had 8.5″ of snow on 10/29). Going into a mini ice age does not mean the end of heat waves, but increased erratic weather with a cooler bent overall…lower winter lows, later spring frosts, earlier fall frosts, intense storm systems – all of which have effects on crops.
    Here in the US they continue benign neglect. One of the few areas warmer than normal the past 4-6 weeks has been the US and Canada east of the Rockies. All we hear about how this is proof of global warming while we ignore snow in northern Africa and most of eastern Europe in an incebox.

  1. win says:

    Larryoldtimer, I found an article about game simulations:

    Some Historical Comparisons: Medieval France tops the list, with a 14th-century density upwards of 100 people/sq. mile. The French were blessed with an abundance of arable countryside, waiting to be farmed. Modern France has more than twice this many people. Germany, with a slightly less perfect climate and a lower percentage of arable land, averaged more like 90 people/sq. mile. Italy was similar (lots of hills and rocky areas). The British Isles were the least populous, with a little more than 40 people per square mile, most of them clustered in the southern half of the isles.
    “Midieval Demographics Made Easy: Numbers 4 Fantasty World”

  1. Still I´m glad the winter here in the southern half of Scandinavia was rather mild this season 2011/2012. It´s like our normal winter went down to sout-east Europe this year :D!

  1. I have been following the russian scientist for several years, what they have been saying. And they have been dead on right on several topics. If we look what is happening now in the North Atlantic; the trawlers are filled to the deck with cod. And this was already predicted in this FAO report from 2001, by Leonid B. Klyashtorin,”Climate change and long-term fluctuations of commercial catches. The possibility of forecasting”. FAO FISHERIES TECHNICAL PAPER 410, 2001. link:

    http://www.fao.org/docrep/005/y2787e/y2787e00.htm

    And also, by Gary D. Sharp,“Future Climate Change and regional fisheries; a collaborate analyses”. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper 452, utgitt i 2003.

    http://www.fao.org/docrep/006/y5028e/y5028e00.htm

    It is important to notice that none af those two reports were considered by IPCC.

    They explain, btw, why the population of sardines has collapsed outside Portugal and Spain and why we now experience the record catches of cod; the eastern board of the sea floor of the North Atlantic is now cooling; that is good for cod, but bad for sardines.

    Then about the big fluctuations in climate. Even through the disaster years from 1801 to 1815, there were some years where the crop yield was good in Norway.

    But, the disaster years showed us that we were in the extremes. In 2010, in the two most northern counties in Norway, Troms and Finmark, the winter was hars and the spring was very cold. The result was that the fields were still frozen i June and they could not produce any hay for sheep and the cattle this year. Many farmers had to give up. And our Agriculture minister, visting the farmers, managed to say, he still believed in Global Warming.

    The other two extremes we have experienced the last two years in Norway, were the record low temperatures in December 2010 in the southern part; Ullensvang, an agriculture station, started their measurement of temperature i 1812, I think… Never had they measured so low deep temperatures from their starting point. The other thing, for 3 consecutive years, the grain fields at Ringerike have been wet, wet and fungus infected. The culmination came last summer. No grain yielded from this harvest in southern Norway can be used for human consumption, and this is our grain basket. UNLESS Mattilsynet, our food agency, increase the upper limit for fungus in the grain.

  1. win says:

    YOU MAY ALSO HAVE TO GUARD YOUR CROPS. IN ZIMBABWE IT WAS DONE WITH A MAN WITH RIFLE ATOP A PLATFORM. IN MY AREA OF CENTRAL CA IT IS DONE WITH HIGH FENCES OF COMMERCIAL FARMS.

  1. Bob Knows says:

    That prediction is about 10 years late. The next ice age began about 2004

  1. Roger O. says:

    Although the following has no scientific merit, I would just like to tell a little mind experiment I did about a year ago, just for cheer fun and out of curiosity :
    I asked myself, without thinking about it, what would a major newspaper headline look like in 2013 !
    The spontaneous image in my imagination of the headline read as follows: “Major cities being evacuated due to massive snowstorms”, something to that extent.
    Well, viewing all these villages in eastern Europe and northern Italy on the internet this winter, I wonder whether my spontaneous vision for 2013 might contain some truth in it.
    I would like to know whether some of the readers from iceagenow have intimations, forebodings or visions concerning our near future climatechanges ?

  1. Robert the Philippino says:

    Mr Habibullo Abdusamatov is very professional and well informed scientist.
    I did a “study” of his work and I can tell you one thing: Don’t even doubt his credibility!

  1. Dale Robertson says:

    There is NOT another ice age coming!!! 2012 will be known as the year without a winter in the US!!! Record warm temperatures across the lower 48, record lack of snow cover across the US. This is an anomoly, nothing more. In August when we have record heat and lack of rain again in Texas, I’ll be wishing there was an ice age coming!! It would be nice to get out of the heat for a while…

  1. Keith says:

    Dale Robertson the reason for the warm winter in the US this year.Is natrurl factors that accually gave the cold and snowey patterns the last two winters.The NAO and the AO which were strongly postive this winter.When you have a postive nao/Ao the usa tends to have warmer then normal winters.The oppersite is true in a negative nao/ao.

  1. Teflon Don says:

    It is physically impossible for an ice age to begin within centuries, let alone a few years!Continental-scale ice sheets take several thousands of years to grow and advance southward as less snow melts in summer. Moreover, we don’t even need to worry about this because the arctic sea ice and Greenland ice sheet are melting faster than any scientists would have expected just 5 years ago.

    There will never be another ice age for as long as human civilization stands. A single chloroflourocarbon factory is more than enough to inhibit glaciation.

    • JOHN says:

      You are joking right??

      • Teflon Don says:

        No, I was not joking. My remarks about ice ages are based peer-reviewed scientific research by the relevant experts in this field. An ice age prediction by an astrophysicist is as trustworthy as brain surgery performed by a glaciologist.
        The radiative forcing from the long-lived greenhouses we are emitting into the atmosphere far outstrips any potential cooling from the small orbital perturbations. Read real science in the peer-reviewed literature, not the prognostications on amateur pseudoscience blogs.

        • John says:

          I never knew we had so much power!

          • Glenn P says:

            It is because the ice caps are melting that we are about to enter into an ice age of unknown severity.

            The oceans will cool, affecting currents and therefore weather patterns.

            This will happen quickly once the gulfstream is affected. It will only take a decade to bring growing ice sheets to the northern countries.

            Should this coincide with reduced heat from the sun (end of the sunspot cycle), and increased volcanic activity affecting sunlight, then the next ice age is literally around the corner.

            • Robert says:

              No, it is happening because of the ice-age cycle. It’s a cycle, it’s a cycle, it’s a cycle.

A salt with a deadly weapon

Old Jules:

I’m always in the market for positive reinforcements to what I’ve decided already to take as Gospel for the time being. J

Originally posted on half-priced hippie:

I am PISSED.

I hadn’t meant to make most of my posts about food, but the clean living fat man inside me cannot be silenced. I pinky promise all my posts won’t be like this. I forget why I was looking into salt in general (random, I know, but I love to learn as much as I can about whatever is in my world) and as soon as I started my research, I immediately regretted it. Same deal as lemons – what in the hell can be in there aside from salt?!

Let’s have a look-see at the back of my salt container:

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Salt – Seems legit.

Potassium iodide – Overloads the thyroid to help block the absorption of radioactive iodine. Bonus!

Dextrose – Sugar… IN SALT!!!!! ….why??

Sodium bicarbonate – Baking soda. Sounds harmless, depending on what’s actually in it. Some brands don’t sell you pure baking soda (shock!)…

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Ronald Reagan and Oliver North never denied having gay sex

Think about it readers.  Oliver North denied having straight sex with Fawn Hall.  Bill Clinton denied having straight sex with Monica Wossname.

But neither Ronald Reagan, nor Oliver North ever denied having sex together.  And Hillary Clinton never denied having lesbian sex with Attorney General Janet Reno.

Reagan on Iran – Contra arms for hostages

Oliver North – Iran Contra

Fawn Hall Iran Contra testimony

Attorney General Janet Reno testifying before Congress

I bring this up because I’ve recently read somewhere that people are claiming the guy in the White House now is gay and the 1st Lady is a transsexual.   The real question is, who cares what US presidents do with their genitals?  Evidently the people making these claims arrived at their opinions by having sex of one sort or another with someone who resembled either the president, or the 1st Lady.  Otherwise how could anyone say with confidence what either of the White House residents do with the organs of reproduction?

I’ve never known with any certainty that Oliver North and Ronald Reagan consumated their relationship.  A far stronger case can be made that Hillary Clinton and Janet Reno consumated theirs, but because neither of them denied it we’ll never know.

So the current guy in the White House ought to be able go keep their noses clean, refuse to deny anything, and do just fine.

If they’ll avoid sending out the FBI, CIA, US Army, US Navy, AWOL, HIV and others to kill nondescript Americans minding their own business, that would help.  And trying to get out of the business of selling weaponry because advisers of either sex say to do it, heck, a person ought to be able to leave the White House exactly on time.

Plenty of time afterward to hang out in the gay bars if that’s what floats your boat.  Maybe you’ll run into Hillary if she doesn’t get elected president.

Old Jules

 

The Onion: Ukrainian-Russian Tensions Dividing U.S. Citizens Along Ignorant, Apathetic Lines

NewsPoliticsWorldpoliticiansISSUE 50•09Mar 3, 2014

“The very real threat of a Russia-Ukraine war has completely polarized the general public, pitting two deeply entrenched blocs against one another: those who have absolutely no clue what they’re talking about and those who couldn’t care less,” said Pew spokesman Andrew Collins, noting that the ouster of Ukraine’s president Viktor Yanukovych and Russia’s subsequent occupation of Crimea has inflamed tensions between the two sides to a level unseen since the height of the war in Syria. “This is not a distinctly regional or socioeconomic split, either. We’re seeing local workplaces, friends, even families ripped in two by their desire to either ignore the whole thing completely or spout an inane, half-witted opinion on it like they’re some geopolitical expert.”

“And as the situation develops and Western powers become more involved, these divisions will only appear more stark,” he added. “In the coming weeks, we can expect to hear a growing cacophony of uninformed and harebrained calls for action or restraint from one side, and absolutely nothing at all from the other.”

Results of the poll found that the two sides are at odds on nearly every facet of the crisis, from last week’s protests in Kiev, to Ukraine’s freeing of former president Yulia Tymoshenko, to Russian president Vladimir Putin’s invasion of the Crimean Peninsula in defiance of Western warnings, with neither group seeing eye-to-eye on any of the developments’ significance—or whether they even have any significance to begin with.

Additionally, nearly half the U.S. public has put forth numerous breathtakingly naive potential solutions to the crisis—which range from economic sanctions on Russia, to economic sanctions on Ukraine, to deploying the U.S. military to the “middle of Asia” to solve the standoff—while an equal number of Americans firmly and repeatedly stated their commitment to not giving a shit one way or the other.

Furthermore, sources are reporting that the deep ideological rift over the Russia-Ukraine conflict is visible in nearly every community and place of work across the country, with disinterested and misinformed Americans confirming they have repeatedly come into conflict in recent days.

“It’s incredibly frustrating to try to talk some sense into someone who doesn’t realize that Crimea’s very freedom as an independent nation is at stake,” said completely ignorant San Jose, CA resident Carol Goldmacher, who admitted that she has clashed constantly in the past week over Ukraine with her staunchly apathetic roommate Lisa Suarez. “Talking to her is like talking to a brick wall. It’s almost as if she doesn’t even want to hear how Putin was kicked out of Ukraine by his own people and then retaliated by invading Crimea. Frankly, no matter how much I tell her that Obama’s this close to breaking his silence and issuing a warning to Russia, it’s just not getting through to her.”

“The bottom line is that Carol’s views aren’t going to affect my opinion,” said Suarez of her roommate’s constant uneducated opinions about John Kerry’s upcoming trip to Kiev and her bizarre personal assertion that the invasion happened “suspiciously close to the Olympics.” “My mind’s made up, and I completely stand by my lack of interest in this issue. So Carol should just keep her mouth shut and let this situation—whatever it is—play out.”

According to reports, most Americans see little chance of the warring camps coming to any sort of reconciliation any time soon, as supporters on both sides appeared committed in their respective efforts to either gravely misconstrue the complicated crisis in Ukraine or remain checked out of the issue entirely. Still, some experts are holding out hope that the two groups may be able to someday see eye-to-eye on the thorny issue of Ukrainian sovereignty and Russian aggression.

“As startling as these two factions’ differences may seem at first, there’s still opportunity for the two sides to come together and reach a compromise on the Ukraine conflict,” said Collins. “When it comes to the situation in Crimea, there’s a middle ground between ignorance and apathy on this issue that I think all Americans could happily live with.”

Richard Nixon: “That is no longer operative.” Current White House Guy: “Gimme a high five, baby.”

Hi readers.

Do you have difficulties keeping track of all that crap going on in the pestholes of the world?  I’m not talking about France here.  I’m talking about places where we’ve either invaded them and given them their freedom [Actually I suppose France meets that description, along with everyone else involved in WWII except Russia] eh.  Well, hell.

Let me start over.  I don’t understand what the hell is going on in the Ukraine, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Russia, or even the Pacific Ocean downstream from Fukushima Northern Hemisphere Distributor of Deadly Radiation.  I don’t understand why they keep beating the trumpet claiming Ebola’s going to kill us all.  I don’t understand why people keep claiming they don’t understand that Israel’s gradually absorbing their neighboring country before the eyes of the world and killing off the residents there indiscriminately.

It’s consoling to me to figure the guy in the White House doesn’t understand any of that either.

Nothing new there.  Back when Ronald Reagan was dealing with Iran during the Jimmy Carter presidency, telling them he’d trade them weaponry if they’d hold onto the hostages until after the election, Reagan didn’t understand it all, either.  I doubt he ever understood he’d been whipsawed by a bunch of smartypantses, one in particular, wearing a Marine Lt. Colonel insignia and a pretty face.  I think Iran/Contra took him by surprise.

Yeah, Colonel John Wayne North helped weave that web.  Along with a number of familiar faces later on during the Bush Senior presidency, engineering Desert Storm.  Maybe Bush Senior understood it all.

But nobody has since then, among the distant observers, nor among the people who think they’re making it all happen.

Be consoled, readers.  Nobody even remembers the assassination of President Diem, the Gulf of Tonkin and how that blew up into the biggest US military debacle in US history.  Nobody even remembered it a couple of years into the war.

For that matter, nobody remembers the invasion of Panama, the Iran Hostages and the cute piece of horse trading Reagan lackeys used to keep those hostages in prison until after the election in exchange for weaponry.  Nobody even remembers the Bay of Pigs.  Or the devil-take-the-hindmost last minute graveyards voting in South Texas that won the election for John Kennedy.

So if you don’t understand what the hell we’re doing talking about military involvement in the vicinity of Russia and the Ukraine, don’t worry.  A year from now you won’t remember it anyway.  Same with Syria, Iran, everywhere else it’s more comfortable for the government if you forget.

You’ll remember North Korea.  Be consoled.  And you’ll remember that someone in Palestine shot the finger at an Israeli and caused them to have to carpet bomb some town or city full of unarmed civilians to get at suspected terrorists.

Be consoled though.  The guy in the White House won’t remember it, either.

Old Jules

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