It’s about balance

Just a little disclaimer to those who stumble upon my blog but don’t know me personally. I like to think that I am politically moderate, with a slight lean to the left. But this blog can give the impression that I am conservative. I believe this is because I call out the news media for what is perceived as political bias.

I feel true conservatives wrongly believe the media is liberally biased. What I see is a media with an agenda, that goes beyond increasing ratings & viewership. It is a hidden agenda that also wishes to shape public opinion. That agenda is neither left nor right, but of self interest & self enrichment. Ultimately elitist, if you will. If it were true liberal bias, one should see more reporting on the trials & tribulations of the average citizen (to give credit, there still is some true liberal reporting in the public news sector). Therefore, my focus is on untwisting the imbalance I perceive, which I will attest can come across as appearing conservative.

In the end, if the news is to truly serve the common good, it should aim to stay as neutral as possible & focus on the issues that most strongly impact our lives & society as a whole.

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“This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.” General Wesley Clark

The above quote was from the 3/2/07 episode of Democracy Now, which is linked below. I plan to keep this post at the top of my blog, because the U.S. government has & is clearly waging wars of aggression. This is what the Nuremberg Tribunal had to say about wars of aggression,

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Welcome to my information archive/blog

For years I have collected information on technology, finance, politics & sometimes an overlap of these subjects. Unfortunately, hard drives sometimes crash & data gets lost. That’s why the primary purpose of this blog is to backup this information to a categorized archive of the information I find most important & relevant. Thereby making it harder to lose & easier to locate specific material. I hope that not only will it be a place for me to utilize, but for others also. Directly below is one of my first posts, which I am keeping at the top, as it is a very important thing to know & remember.

 

Definition of Usury at Dictionary.com: (noun, plural usuries.) 1. the lending or practice of lending money at an exorbitant interest. 2. an exorbitant amount or rate of interest, especially in excess of the legal rate. 3. Obsolete. interest paid for the use of money.

Note from the current definition, that saying interest-owed lending is usury is supposedly obsolete. That is because we have been doing it so long, that we are to believe there is no other way. But there is another way. It is the same way that central banks treat each other now, which is loaning to each other at 0% interest. In the past societies rightfully believed in interest-free lending for good of country and community. I would even go so far as to say that part of the demonizing of Islam today is from the international banking cartel, as many Muslims do not believe in a usury system and still lend without interest. Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia.com:

“Historically, some cultures (e.g., Christianity in much of Medieval Europe, and Islam in many parts of the world today) have regarded charging any interest for loans as sinful.

Some of the earliest known condemnations of usury come from the Vedic texts of India. Similar condemnations are found in religious texts from Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (the term is riba in Arabic and ribbit in Hebrew). At times, many nations from ancient China to ancient Greece to ancient Rome have outlawed loans with any interest. Though the Roman Empire eventually allowed loans with carefully restricted interest rates, the Christian church in medieval Europe banned the charging of interest at any rate (as well as charging a fee for the use of money, such as at a bureau de change).”

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Julian Assange Indictment Poses Grave Threats to Free Press

The Trump DOJ is exploiting animosity toward Assange to launch a thinly disguised effort to criminalize core functions of investigative journalism. And a key disgusting way the MSM is using to discredit Assange, is to say Wikileaks is an information dump, not journalism. That’s interesting, because the whole reason the Obama Administration didn’t press charges against Assange, is they believed it would be an assault on First Amendment rights. Which is exactly why the ACLU is taking an opposing stance to the indictment. Here is some of what the article reports:

“So much of what has been reported today about this indictment has been false…But because the DOJ issued a press release with a headline that claimed that Assange was accused of “hacking” crimes, media outlets mindlessly repeated this claim even though the indictment contains no such allegation. It merely accuses Assange of trying to help Manning avoid detection. That’s not “hacking.” That’s called a core obligation of journalism…
But far more important than one’s personal feelings about Assange is the huge step this indictment represents in the Trump administration’s explicitly stated goal to criminalize journalism that involves reporting on classified information. Opposition to that menacing goal does not require admiration or affection for Assange. It simply requires a belief in the critical importance of a free press in a democracy.”

Source: Julian Assange Indictment Poses Grave Threats to Free Press

Comey says he fears possible counterinvestigation after Mueller report – POLITICO

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/04/02/comey-mueller-counter-investigation-1249236

Go ahead & try to wrap yourself in the flag Mr. Comey, but I think fear would be a rational feeling to have right about now. Maybe you all truly had Russia paranoia. If not, all it will take is for one person to get scared & roll over. The shoe is on the other foot, with criminal referrals being made:

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/devin-nunes-prepared-now-to-deliver-criminal-referral-after-trump-vows-to-release-fisa-document