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It is not the freshest news. But it is still breaking, people are still absorbing it ,and it all till needs context.

The filthy greedheads and the doomed can't have exclusive rights to this news territory. The insane and the loyal opposition must have their say as well.

My take - the Russian armada is going to bomb the living fuck out of Aleppo.  Not so much to help Assad as to show they can still break shit, and still matter in one of their few areas of influence outside of Russia. 

Sebostabol/Crimea alreadytaken and those pieces are swatted off the chess board.
Then they will pass through the Suez canal to a favorite area of contemporary interest - the south china sea, to dock at the "chinese" island. 
They will refit at Vizag (a top indian navy base), go hover around the "chinese" island in the spratleys, maybe some commando/fast boat/SEAL type training with the chinese there. then they go right by the senkaku islands on the way to vladivostick for winter.
just to show the world the BRICS aint nobody to fuck with. 
Turkish PM Erdogan just "cleaned house," by firing about 40,000 people in government and shooting a
few hundred security, military and intelligence staff accused of being Gulen supporters.  some probably were, some probably were not, and Gulen's infleunce is not as profound as the govt makes it out to be. but he just bought himself 5 more years of unchallengable rule. and the ability to flip turkey out of NATO into the BRICS. I think it is very possible and could happen suddenly if it does.
Then much of eastern europe NATO (esp former ussr/Warsaw Pact) all quit too - because it is a stupid antiquated instiution that has not had a rational strategic reason of existence since the fall of the Berlin wall.  nato is not world's army the blue hats in the UN are.
Timing - Putin put them at sea when he knew he would have a four month window of no real response from usa because of the  elections.
They will have proved they are back as a true blue sea navy, anf kicked some ass, and shored up crucial geostrategic along the way.
I feel no portence of WWIII but instead feel this is a macho country saying "we be back motherfucka!"
and the advanced cyber and ground/space/ship-to-shore warfare eqpt of china, russia (less so india) is getting really good, and hits all the achilles heels of nato/USSA, efficiently, cheaply, and on the button.

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"So many people know what is wrong.   Finding what is right is a lot harder. "  Oh blah.  Example: 
Bill Maher says "house nigger."  Everybody knows about house niggers and field niggers.  Like show ponies and work horses.  But here comes some nasty debris left over from the Civil War.  Rightfully so.  Goodbye Johnny.  We papered-over "racism" for 100 years and tried to glue it back together with "patriotism."  Now white supremacist trolls are popping out everywhere in their robes and hoods with a Jubal Early grey ghostly grins.  
Patriotism got us from Cemetery Hill to The Marne in 50 short years.  And the house niggers were still officers and the field niggers were "enlisted."  
There wasn't much racism at Gettysburg in 1863.  But there was plenty of patriotism which by now we should put in the same class as typhus and cholera.  After the battle, bottle flies lined the fences so thick you couldn't see the rails.   The stink was so bad it killed people.  Burning pits of dead horses burned day and night for weeks.  Auschwitz.   We couldn't see it coming any more than we could see militarism and patriotism. Fuck all that obvious shit.    
 
We ordered our schools and factories just like the military.  Show ponies carry the officers.  Work horses drag the guns.  The writing of Marx and Engels was neatly suppressed in the USA... because capitalism is holy since the big RED SCARE in 1917.  Do you see any class warfare?  I don't see any class warfare.  Must be something them rich niggers made up.  PC poisoned us just like Mexico did in the 1850s.  Black soldiers kicked in like men.  Glory.  Nigger word should carry all the sting and shame of slavery.  With racism thrown in like barbed hooks.  But "n-word" is so mamby pamby.  Like "f-bomb."  Since the war we got out of the habit of talking like everybody else was our granny.  And we have heard grannies who could cuss as well as any fucking Marine.  We ordered our language the same as schools, factories and armies.  All the way back to the Romans and shit.  Talk about obscene and vulgar.  In the 19th century, damn and hell were as hot as it got, and iron tubes stuffed with black powder worked just fine.  In 50 years what covered a hill was a fiery line across Europe with machine guns, poison gas and aircraft.  And what did we learn?  That war is a racket?  That slavery sucks?  That patriotism is popadoodle?  T bag hat nationalism is nuts?  Naaahh.   We got out the magnetic yellow ribbon bumper stickers and flags.  We all debt niggers now.  Gin up a war to make ourselves great again.  
 
Maybe in the future the "n-word" will be narcissism. Or neo-feudalism.  Or nothing.  
  

Maher calling himself a house nigger is revealing. He is "hip" and "edgy" in his efforts to further progressive causes....or at least that is his persona. But he knows that all his attacks on the plantation owners is just a sham because he belongs to the house.

When his master said, "We have good food," the house Negro would say, "Yes, we have plenty of good food." "We" have plenty of good food. When the master said that "we have a fine home here," the house Negro said, "Yes, we have a fine home here." When the master would be sick, the house Negro identified himself so much with his master he'd say, "What's the matter boss, we sick?" His master's pain was his pain. And it hurt him more for his master to be sick than for him to be sick himself. When the house started burning down, that type of Negro would fight harder to put the master's house out than the master himself would.

Any self-respecting Marixian would have spun out from under that "n-word" crap.  House and field are just "class" distinctions and double-ironic since they were all slaves.  

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