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History of US imperialism

Posted by picard578 on April 16, 2016

NOTE: Due to the time it took to write this article, some information is outdated, or later found not to be correct. I tried to include fixes wherever possible, but something might have slipped due to the volume of data.

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False freedom of information

Posted by picard578 on April 1, 2016

We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the work is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto determination practiced in past centuries.”

– David Rockefeller, founder of the Trilateral Commission, in an address to a meeting of The Trilateral Commission, in June, 1991.

In United States, five large corporations control 90% of the media. This is a consequence of massive corporate mergers in 1980s and 1990s, which also handed over all US defense industry to a small number of supercorproations. In case of the media, over 50 companies present in 1983 consolidated into five large ones today. And because all major media are under their control, these five corporations now control nearly all information that average US citizen receives. Read the rest of this entry »

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Islamist attacks in Brussels

Posted by picard578 on March 22, 2016

34 people were killed and over 200 wounded in a newest example of Islamic terrorism. Responsibility for the attacks was claimed by the ISIS, a Western-supplied terror group operating in the Middle East and Northern Africa. A suicide bomber struck at Brussels Zaventem airport, followed by a Maelbeek metro station an hour later. Both places were logical terrorist targets due to large number of people typically present at such locations. Both these and earlier Paris attacks were helped by a combination of large number of Muslim refugees and open borders Schengen policy implemented by EU plutocracy.

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Measuring fighter aircraft maneuvering performance

Posted by picard578 on March 21, 2016

Maneuvering performance can be divided into several types. Those types are transient maneuverability, angular maneuverability, energy maneuverability and endurance. Transient maneuverability denotes aircraft’s ability to quickly switch from one maneuver to another. Energy performance measures aircraft’s ability to gain, lose or maintain energy (speed and/or altitude). Angular (turn) performance measures aircraft’s ability to achieve and sustain a certain turn rate. Endurance measures aircraft’s ability to stay and fight without refueling. All these characteristics are important for winning a fight, and thus measures should be found to reliably measure them. There is also a significant overlap: acceleration (energy gain/loss) is in nature energy maneuverability characteristic, but is also part of transient maneuverability. Similarly, pitch and turn onset rates, while transient in nature, also factor highly in turn performance (up to a point). And too short endurance can force the pilot to preserve fuel, thus negatively impacting aircraft’s actual energy and turn performance. Read the rest of this entry »

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Movie review: The Pentagon Wars

Posted by picard578 on March 11, 2016

The Pentagon Wars is a movie made on the basis of a book of the same name, written by the US Air Force Colonel James Burton (ret.). Story, which is told through a series of flashbacks, focuses on the development of the Bradley infantry fighting vehicle.

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More is not necessarily better

Posted by picard578 on March 1, 2016

Modern materialistic society has ingrained many beliefs into human mind, beliefs which are typically taken for granted and thus rarely questioned. One of these beliefs is that having more of something is better than having less of it.

More information, for example, can have a positive effect of helping person reach a conclusion. But that is only true as long as person is capable of properly processing, analyzing and comparing the information. If not, thought process can be slowed down or stopped, something which, in combat, is almost invariably lethal – too much information is as bad as too little. For this reason, humans have many filters – most of them subconscious – which help them choose which information to process. This allows us to function, but also creates various different forms of bias. However, when it comes to fighting, system itself has to reduce the information flow, as pilot is too busy trying to kill the other guy and stop him from doing the same. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fast jets as close air support (CAS) aircraft

Posted by picard578 on February 21, 2016

“‘Fast moving aircraft are not designed to support ground troops,’ said Army Sgt. First Class Frank Antenori. ‘As much as the Air Force and Navy would like to think that, fighter aircraft that travel at speeds can’t slow down to identify the targets.’ Antenori made this statement after witnessing a friendly fire incident, in which bombs dropped from one of USAFs fast movers killed 16 Kurds and injured 45. He also said that “With fast movers, I never had any success,”, and that senior decision makers often become so enamored with technology that they fail to see what troops on the ground really require. While A-10s never missed, F-18s needed two or three bombing runs to get them on target, he said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Syrian Strategy, Or When PC Grows Evil

Posted by picard578 on February 15, 2016

This is not in any way new or surprising. Good ol’ USA have supported Hitler’s rise to power (aleit equally, if not more, generous help of British and French capitalists should not be forgotten), and continued to support it through the war (mostly through finances). All in hopes of destroying communism in USSR, albeit Hitler provided an (unexpected?) boon when he attacked UK and France… when these countries were exhausted by war, USA got free reign.

Patrice Ayme's Thoughts

What’s a strategos? A general, in Greek, the commander of an army. What does an army do? War. What have humanoids done in the last fifteen million years? War. Who are we? The descendants from ancestors who won a billion wars.

War, that’s who we are (as Obama would not dare to say, although he thinks it, weakly). Some may mumble something pacifist, or Buddhism, deny our nature, conflate thinking and comfort. However, some of the fiercest, most ferocious states in the last millennium were Buddhist. Just ask the Mongols. Genghis Khan annihilated the Xi Xia empire (because he had been enslaved by it). Or ask non-Buddhist minorities living in Myanmar/Burma. In Medieval Japan, not particularly a nice place for the commons, the elite was Zen. Buddhist (with a veneer of ecologically correct Shintoism). Common crime of vulgar people would be strongly discourage with systematic crucifixion, insuring a global Zen attitude.

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Supreme Joke

Posted by picard578 on February 15, 2016

This clearly shows the joke that is representative democracy. Representatives are supposed to represent the people, but more often than not, that link is cut and hijacked, and representatives end up representing capitalists. Nine corporate giants own almost all the media in the US, situation is no different in many Western countries, and people still believe they live in the democratic system. Well, apparently not so much anymore, if ever-lower number of participating voters is any indication.

Patrice Ayme's Thoughts

The USA is endowed with a “Supreme Court”, which is mentioned in a few words in the initial document establishing the Constitution of the USA. It was not meant as a Constitutional Court, but came to be progressively used that way. Thus a few individuals named for life have enormous powers. Such a system is intrinsically diabolical (thus friendly to the Lord of Hell, Pluto).

Power corrupts, and supreme power, especially in matter of justice, corrupts supremely.

Enormous powers for the few in matter of justice is not democracy. In the Athenian Direct Democracy, some juries had to have a quorum of 6,001 (yes, more than six thousands, depending upon the gravity of the matter). The Athenian system, established more than 2,500 years ago, was not perfect. Ours is clearly anti-democratic.

Scaglia was a judge named for life at the Supreme Court by Ronald Reagan in 1986. Reagan’s education was…

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Posted by picard578 on February 15, 2016

While many claim that Islam is a religion of peace, that is definetly not the case with Literal Islam. A religion based on literal following of a book is only as peaceful as the book it follows, and Qur’an is an extremely violent piece of literature, as can be seen from citations compiled in the link.


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