I spent too much time arguing with a lifelong friend about Russians as well as the competency and motives of the Deep State this morning. The friendship might not weather this. I’m fucking mad. Ironic distance has never been a strength of mine. Neoliberal meritocracy is as toxic as Trumpism.
Trump presidency ‘opens door’ to planet-hacking geoengineer experiments. Pst. The military already did this years ago and it seemed to fail. That’s what started the chemtrail phenomenon. But hey! It’s a conspiracy theory! No such thing! They were just ordinary contrails.
Trump administration weighs deeper involvement in Yemen war. Seemingly inevitable and depressing. 100,000 people turned out on Sunday in Sanaa to protest the second year anniversary of the Saudi-led coalition invasion. Too many people have already died and it’s going to be many, many more.
Trump taps Kushner to lead a SWAT team to fix government with business ideas. Just a wild guess and hopefully I’m not jinxing it…. never going to get off the ground. It sounds like make-work nonsense and Kushner comes off as quite dumb. He might as well put Kushner in charge of a space exploration program.
Trump was ranting on Twitter about Hillary, Russia, and uranium. Liberals rushed to the ramparts to debunk, throwing out Politifact and Snopes saying it’s an outright lie. Anyway, it’s true:
Beyond mines in Kazakhstan that are among the most lucrative in the world, the sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies. Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department, then headed by Mr. Clinton’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.
And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.
The Clintons are shady as fuck and that’s another good reason to stay away from all of this Russian conspiracy bullshit. It’s a morass. All of the ruling elite are amoral criminals hellbent on amassing more wealth and power, only using nationalism when it’s convenient. Ignore Trump’s accusations to focus on policy like Medicare for All.