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Caesar

Pentagon freaks out as Trump AGAIN calls for cessation of US war games in Korea


Comment: The Donald has apparently turned into a peacenik. Deep Staters, nihilists/postmodernists, pedo-criminals and build-a-burgers everywhere are fuming right now, scheming about what to do with this 'dictator'. Meanwhile the 'left' in the US is almost completely under the sway of the War Party, impervious to the fact that Trump's doing what they always wanted: reining in the military...


Trump repeats call to halt US-South Korea drills, stirs unease among military & allies
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Military exercises put the US in a "bad light" during talks with North Korea and are expensive, Trump said, calling again for the drills to be cancelled. His plans have apparently unsettled both the Pentagon and regional allies.

"Holding back the 'war games' during the negotiations was my request because they are very expensive and set a bad light during a good faith negotiation," US President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday, reaffirming his intention to suspend the annual joint US-South Korean military exercises. He also said the drills are "quite provocative."



Comment: Americans haven't heard this much common sense from their leader since... well, since 1963.


Better Earth

Anti-Russian propaganda means nothing to hundreds of thousands of international fans enjoying World Cup in Russia

Russia and Mexico fans together in Moscow.
© Vitaly Belousov / Sputnik
Russia and Mexico fans together in Moscow.
The striking thing about Moscow during the World Cup so far is just how much the atmosphere of openness and joy is in stark contrast to the bad spirited build up seen in parts of the western, english speaking media.

Scare stories of hooliganism, racism, and homophobia dominated coverage which seemed more interested in confirming its own stereotypes than uncovering the complexities of a nation. The vast majority of the locals and fans meeting in Russia couldn't care less about the politics.

How about this headline from The Times newspaper in Britain after Russia's opening 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia? "Russia get party started with goal feast for Vladimir Putin." To me it seems extremely cynical to suggest the team did it for Putin; they did it for the excited kids who came out of Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium afterwards with big smiles on their faces. They did it for the Russians that love football. That is a headline written by someone who can't get out of the way of their own preconceptions.

Comment: The West's unrelenting, baseless anti-Russia propaganda is... being completely ignored by the vast majority of people.


Bullseye

Boy with Obvious Psychological Issues Wins First Place in Female Sporting Event

High School Runners
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On your Mark... Get set... Transition.
The war on reality continues.

A story from a Connecticut high school earlier this month reports how a male to female transgender track and field athlete broke two state records.
On Monday, when Connecticut had its State Open track and field championships at Willow Brook Park, one person broke the State Open records for girls in both the 100 and 200-meter runs.

That person was a biological boy.

Comment: Girls' track meet records being set by transgender biological boys who now claim to be "girls"


Heart

An Extraordinary Thing Happened At Jordan Peterson's Indianapolis Performance

Zašto komunisti ne mogu izdražati Jordan Petersona
Y'all know I've been intellectually crushing on Jordan Peterson for months now, basically ever since I discovered him via the Lindsay Shepherd story back in December. And then, when he mind-spanked Cathy Newman in that Mother Of All Interviews back in January? Well, that was it. I was hooked, and I've spent many hours binge-watching his videos since. He is currently on a speaking tour, promoting his book, "12 Rules for Life" - which is a must-read.

When I discovered he was coming to Indy, Mr. Mock and I were pretty stoked. We bought tickets, and spent a little extra on VIP passes so that we could meet him and attend a smaller Q&A session with him.

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The Truth Perspective: Lord of the Underworld: The Secret Life of Carl Jung

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C. G. Jung
Carl Jung is a giant of 20th century history and thought, widely regarded as a pioneer of the psychology of the unconscious. His defection from Freud and his ideas like the archetypes of the unconscious are widely known, even if many have not read his works. But there is a hidden side to the man that few are aware of. From visions of the gods to an acceptance of polygamy and a plan to revitalize civilization by returning to the paganism of the past, Jung privately held some ideas that don't appear in his published works - and which may come to many as a shock.

Today on the Truth Perspective we'll be taking a closer look at the hidden Jung: his encounter with the deranged Otto Gross, his libertine views on sexuality, his modelling of psychoanalysis on ancient mystery cult initiations, his interest in mediumship, and his trance-induced visions of the underworld. If you thought you know Jung, chances are you didn't. Tune Saturday, June 16, 12 pm EDT.

Running Time: 01:29:45

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2 + 2 = 4

Petrodollar, Trade Deficit and Tariff: What is Trump Doing?

US china trade war
"The Chinese are raping us" and "Canada is killing our farmers"! Such melodramatic claims from Trump resonate with many Americans, because the effects of globalization have been devastating for half the population. To his credit, Trump has been harping on trade deficit for thirty years - he was complaining about the Japanese in the 1980s. However, he's vastly oversimplifying the issue and the solutions. This is an important topic that requires serious thought.

Evil Rays

Joe Quinn on Sputnik: 'Blaming Russia For Brexit is Ridiculous Conspiracy Theory - English People Simply Want Out of The EU'

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Brexit donor Arron Banks met with Russian officials, including the Russian Ambassador to the UK, several times in the run up to EU referendum. According to the Independent, the millionaire co-founder of Leave.EU also flew to Moscow to discuss business opportunities. Banks and Andy Wigmore, the director of communications for the campaign, reportedly had lunch with Alexander Yakovenko, the Russian ambassador, in November 2015. On Friday, Banks and Wigmore announced they were being targeted in a 'coordinated witch hunt' of Leave Groups.

Radio Sputnik discussed the possible reasons for Brexit with Joe Quinn, internet essayist, researcher, author.


Cow

No, George Monbiot, Dropping Meat and Dairy Will Not Reduce Your Impact on the Earth

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© The Guardian
Feel the awesome power of meat guilt
If you were to believe the headlines (something not generally recommended) gracing newspapers and interwebs this week, you'd be assured that if you don't go vegan, you're going to kill the planet. Peer-reviewed research published in the prestigious journal Science late last month is based on a database of a bunch of different food products, which the study's authors analyzed from production to retailing to determine their environmental impact. From Science Daily:
Researchers at Oxford University and the Swiss agricultural research institute, Agroscope, have created the most comprehensive database yet on the environmental impacts of nearly 40,000 farms, and 1,600 processors, packaging types, and retailers. This allows them to assess how different production practices and geographies lead to different environmental impacts for 40 major foods.
So how did they assess the environmental impact of our daily foodstuffs? Pollutants like heavy metals or toxic chemicals being released? Destruction of fragile ecosystems? The number of endangered species affected? Invasive genetically modified technologies and their consequences? Nope. Those things don't matter in the grand scheme of things, apparently. All that matters now is carbon dioxide, the innocuous gas that feeds plants. In the current media landscape, all the horrific things we do to the environment get a pass. The only thing that gets attention is CO2.

Caesar

Singapore Slings and Arrows: How Donald Trump Confounded His Enemies

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© The Straits Times / Global Look Press
Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump, Singapore, June 12, 2018
Little more needs to be said about events in Singapore. Slings and arrows finally parked after a 65-year war in which millions died on a divided Korean peninsula where a nuclear slingshot was assembled and decommissioned.

The world was taken to the brink of war and then back again.

That Donald J Trump will now become a Nobel Laureate is axiomatic, however surprising such a sentence might be, but a second term as president, which is looking more likely by the day, may almost be as surprising.

With the US economy on the up, his G7 "partners" roasted in insults, and the Korean imbroglio basted in Trumpian batter - seasoned by the oft-reviled China and Russia - it is more entertaining to take a look at the smoking wreckage of Trump's domestic opposition.

Christmas Tree

Trump And Kim Sign Declaration of Peace in Singapore (Because The Alternative is Too Expensive)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump
© Jonathan Ernst / Reuters
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump signing a "historic" document in Singapore
So Rocket Man and The Dotard have met. After last year's epic mud-slinging, US President Donald Trump now says he and Chairman Kim Jong-un of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea have a "special bond". The 'optics' of the summit reflect well on both leaders, who were cordial and without any of the hysterics and tantrums that had 'analysts' forecasting nuclear conflagration just last year.

But that's all ancient history now. The signed document - a declaration, not a 'deal', 'roadmap' or anything more - is brief:
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Convinced that the establishment of new U.S.-DPRK relations will contribute to the peace and prosperity of the Korean Peninsula and of the world, and recognizing that mutual confidence building can promote the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un state the following:
  1. The United States and the DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] commit to establish new U.S.-DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity.
  2. The United States and the DPRK will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.
  3. Reaffirming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work towards the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.
  4. The United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.