News For Those Neocons In The Audience

I enjoy finding stuff that would make a normal neocon go off and have a stroke…….that is if they can pull their heads out of Trump’s butt long enough to actually read some news…..and this one should make them lose their batcrap crazy minds…….

I found a report that should set their hair on fire……

This report ought to get the war hawks adrenaline pumping at double time…..and that means the the candidates will leap on this to try and win over those that are in fear of the US losing its place as the world’s dominant power…….

About now someone somewhere is saying….NO DAMN WAY!  Right?

This is a report that has been published by the Rand Corp……..

A Russian offensive on NATO territory in the Baltics would overwhelm underarmed alliance forces in a matter of hours, leaving NATO with a harsh dilemma: Launch a long, bloody counteroffensive or concede defeat.

That is the conclusion of a new report by Rand Corp., which conducted a series of elaborate war games from summer 2014 to spring 2015 with the assistance of numerous American military commands and experts.

“As presently postured, NATO cannot successfully defend the territory of its most exposed members,” the Rand Corp. study says.

Source: Report: Russia Defeats NATO in Baltic War Game |

Let me say here that this is a study done at someone’s request…..the next question should be….who commissioned this study?

I will admit that the Rand Corp. has done some amazing studies in the past…..but this one smacks of neocons using them to bolster the defense spending…..making the case if you will….

After that I saw a report that just make me think that I am be on the right track with my assertion……..

In a move sparked by the latest Pentagon plans for a major increase in US military spending, NATO defense ministers are preparing to meet later this week to work out the details of a massive new deployment along the Russian border, with plans to up to 40,000 NATO personnel to head to the area

The Baltic states and some other NATO members have been playing up the idea of a Russian invasion of Europe for over a year now, and while nothing ever came of it, they keep adding troops to the area, with the latest deployment to be the largest NATO deployment since the Cold War.

Apparently someone else has read the report other than me……..(and the arms dealers danced)…….

I am not impugning their findings…just asking a question or two……

You tell me what you think….and please I am referring to the study not anything else…..

Not Ready For Prime Time?

After his third place finish in Iowa Marco Rubio has shot up on the GOP credibility scale and the polls… they, GOP candidates, enter into New Hampshire he is still showing strong…..but sadly I do not think he is ready for prime time……

His last debate appearance showed his robotic and super rehearsed talking points……

Marco Rubio is widely agreed to have had a pretty rough night on Saturday—and it may have been bad enough to kill his chances in New Hampshire. According to a poll carried out on Sunday by a pro-John Kasich super PAC, Rubio has slumped to fourth place in the state with just 10% of the vote, just days after he was thought to be closing the gap on Donald Trump, reports Politico. The poll of 500 voters found that Trump is now way ahead with 35%, with Kasich second with 15% and Jeb Bush third with 13%. Chris Christie and Ted Cruz have 8% apiece, putting them in fifth and sixth place, according to the poll.

“It’s one of the most dramatic drops I have ever seen in 48 hours,” a spokesman for the pro-Kasich group tells Politico. “A rock doesn’t do it justice.” After Saturday night’s debate, Rubio was mocked for repeating the same “25-second speech,” even after Christie called him out on it. “I envy people who have message discipline to say the same things over and over again,” Bush quipped at a New Hampshire event, per the New York Times, which notes that Democrats and Republicans alike are calling Rubio’s “robotic” repetition one of the worst debate stumbles ever. A gloating Christie, meanwhile, says there “could be four or five tickets now out of New Hampshire, because the race is so unsettled now.”

Christie was the attack dog in the last GOP debate…….the perfect roll for him to play…after all there are some that say is nothing more than an over-sized bully…..

Marco Rubio came into Saturday night’s debate with a target on his back following his strong finish in Iowa, and Chris Christie didn’t hesitate. He attacked Rubio early, saying the Florida senator “simply does not have the experience to be president of the United States” and mocking him for getting rattled when he has to veer from his “talking points.” When Rubio repeated himself in criticizing President Obama, Christie lit into him again: “There it is, the memorized 25-second speech,” he said, per Politico. “There it is, everybody.” The reason behind Christie’s attacks: Both candidates are vying to be the “establishment” choice to take on Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, notes the Washington Post.

At one point during their back-and-forth, Rubio criticized Christie for having to be “shamed” into returning to New Jersey after the recent snowstorm. And Christie criticized Rubio for abandoning his immigration bill. “It’s abundantly clear that he didn’t fight for his legislation,” he said. “That’s not what leadership is. That’s what Congress is.” Some on-the-spot analysis from Jeremy Peters at the New York Times: “When it was his turn to respond, Mr. Rubio seemed unnerved, off-kilter and robotic,” while “Christie flashed his characteristic sharp, cutting ability to diminish a rival.”

Rubio will now have to defend his repetitive style thru the primary which may hurt his chances of another third place finish…..

The winner was Christie but will it help him get out of the basement of GOP candidates?

Maybe if you are a Rubio fan you may re-consider your choice….I do not believe he is gonna make it to the finish line……

What The Hell is “Brexit”?

This will be better described by my readers from Europe….but I will offer my take and feel free to correct anything that I get wrong….no offense will be taken…..

Most Americans have NO idea what the term “Brexit” actually means….it is a movement (basically).

The Brexit, an abbreviation of “British exit” that mirrors the term Grexit, refers to the possibility of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. A number of British political parties support a referendum on EU membership; the most prominent are the Conservative Party, which has promised a 2017 in/out referendum if it wins the May 2015 General Election, and the UK Independence Party (UKIP), which was founded in 1991 (under a different name) to oppose Britain’s membership in the EU. A surge in the UKIP’s popularity in 2013 probably prompted the Conservatives to announce support for a referendum in that year.

Supporters of the Brexit base their opinion on a variety of factors from the global competitiveness of British businesses to concerns about immigration. Britain has already opted out of the EU’s monetary union, meaning that it uses the pound sterling (GBP) instead of the euro, and the Schengen Area, meaning that it does not share open borders with a number of other European states. Popular support for an in/out referendum has varied over time, as has support for an “out” vote.
The reason I bring this up is that it could have wide ranging effects if the movement is successful…….will it change foreign policy?  Personally, I think it will…….
In a recent poll it shows that there is a growing support among the citizens in the UK for an exit from the EU……
My question is……will the UK truly be better off going it on their own?  Who would benefit from the exit, if it occurs?

Why Is My Kindergartner Being Groomed for the Military at School?

I am not a big fan of the military advertising….and I do not like the idea of any recruitment in schools other than printed stuff left for anyone to take…….

I saw the title of this piece and felt I needed to read it…….and after I read it I thought it asks some pretty good questions and made some good points…

In the US, young children are primed for military recruitment before they’re old enough to ask questions. How can we push back?

Source: Why Is My Kindergartner Being Groomed for the Military at School?

There are just some places that military recruitment should be banned… already get enough pro-war crap in their vid games they really do not need it in school……

Is this indoctrination?

Just a thought.

Right-Wing Extremists Are a Bigger Threat to America Than ISIS

I am sure that this press will get the attention of anyone that is worried about ISIS and those dreadful people that they influence…..but just once read the article and comment on what the ARTICLE has to say…..

These are the people that wrap themselves in the Constitution to justify whatever it is they may be planning……the problem is most of them cannot speel the word much less understand what it says……

Source: Right-Wing Extremists Are a Bigger Threat to America Than ISIS

Keep in mind we have had an incident of this type of thing……I know it is hard because it was not the big news story that the radical right wanted but it did involve people that pretend that they stand for freedom and justice….just not for everybody…..