What’s it like to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow – all of the time?
One doesn’t need to look much further than the military industrial complex of corporations and lobbyists to get a first hand account of raking in pots of digital 0’s and 1’s.
Despite the tariff standoff with the EU, the US has sold more weapons to its foreign allies in the first six months of the year than in the whole of 2017 much to the delight of military industrial complex lobbying groups.The figures from the last fiscal year, which stood at $41.9 billion, have already been surpassed by $5 billion and were reached in just the first two quarters of 2018, Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), toldDefense News at the Farnborough International Airshow in the UK. via RT.com
Life is a big bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream (or the flavor of your choice) for the fat cats who produce weapons to destroy, or protect – depending on your slant on things. Of course, how much more ‘protection’ does one need when you already have a nearly inexhaustible supply of weapons to keep the demons away?
Well, as long as you’re not on Washington’s hit list of countries to decimate – you probably have enough. If you’re on the list – time to do some bulk buying.
Sometimes when M&M’s are falling from the sky like weather geo-engineering particles from planes flying high above, a visual of arms transfers leaving the United States from 1950 to 2017 provides a colorful canvas of the United States of Arms that paints the proper picture:
<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/279923192″>The United States of Arms</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/willgeary”>Will Geary</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
But if one is ready to blame the guy with orange hair for all of this (as nearly any sane mainstream media watching drones would)… surprise…
Defense News also pointed out that this year’s high arms sales weren’t entirely due to the current administration, as a significant part of the sum came from deals that were signed under Obama, but were closed in 2018. via RT.com
The gifts from past (and current) president’s just keeps on giving and giving.
But don’t think the Donald isn’t holding up his end of the deal.
As Trump demands NATO members buy more weapons, Lockheed Martin production and stocks explode – via blacklistednews.com
Pots of gold at the end of the rainbow’s for all the shysters.
In a perfect world that (sadly) doesn’t exist – except when a portion of it is experienced in your inner circle of family and friends that you care enough about to help along this strange and agonizingly comedic journey toward our next destination – one doesn’t export weapons of mass destruction to those they care for; doesn’t poison their loved ones via pharmaceutical offerings and GMO implants into their foods; doesn’t neglect the poorer of the family members; doesn’t cast a wayward glance at a loved ones’ sufferings – in short, doesn’t do all the things our government and media does that contributes to the continued sufferings of lives, pitting nation against nation, state against state, individual against individual – all for the padding of their pocketbook, neglecting the basic needs of its poorest, of its most neglected, and most forgotten.
What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like. ~ Saint Augustine
Tonight’s musical offering:
“The Very Thought of You” – Wynton Marsalis – Jazz in Marciac/2016
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