DEW Drops

Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) may have added a new target type to its register: “community obliteration” … recorded in November in Paradise, California. The complete burn down (as part of the “Camp Fire,” in which 88 deaths were confirmed) of the community there is officially being blamed on PG&E, which as a result now faces bankruptcy (as does the State of California, following the cut off of FEMA disaster funds to cover losses from the fires).

Signatures observed by firemen on the ground in Paradise tell a very interesting story:

Warped and mangled steel, with every car scorched and every tire burned to oblivion.

Hemp Goes Mainstream

In another breathtaking win for the American people, Congress passed and the president signed a 2018 Farm Bill which included nationwide legalization of the growing of hemp—effective January 1, 2019.

After nearly 50 years of prohibition, the 2018 Act amends the federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970, so that hemp plants containing no more than 0.3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are no longer classified as a “Schedule 1” controlled substance.

Obamacare – Rest in Peace?

Responding to a lawsuit brought by attorney generals of 20 states, and led by Texas A/G Ken Paxton, Texas Judge Reed O’Connor ruled the Affordable Care act is Unconstitutional. The ruling cited Congress’ 2017 repeal of the individual mandate (a tax penalty for not buying insurance) as “inseverable from the ACA,” and hence grounds for nullifying the US Supreme Court’s rationale for deeming the ACA constitutional in 2012.

The case is certain to make its way back to the Supreme Court, whose vote in support of the government position (under heavy political pressure) in 2012 was excoriated by Justice Scalia (who later died under suspicious circumstances). The Justice Department has affirmed that it cannot defend the constitutionality of Obamacare.

Space-Faring America

Plans recently suggested by Trump sound like a great idea—except that we’ve been supporting a strong space presence for decades. Between 1998 and 2015, the Pentagon spent $21 trillion that is “unaccounted for.” Where did it go??

Trump may not be aware that starting in the 1950’s, alien technology was back-engineered and a space fleet was developed at Lockheed R&D “Skunkworks,” which director Ben Rich said in 1995 had “the means to travel among the stars… Anything you can imagine, we already know how to do.

Unpack Your Long Johns

Thirty years ago, NASA scientist James Hansen told the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources that he had a “high degree of confidence” that Earth would be significantly warmer by 2018. It isn’t. And in that regard, what just happened over the past two years is especially interesting: global average temperatures dropped 0.56 C degrees—the most dramatic cooling event of the last century!

[Incidentally, “high degree of confidence” was the same phrase government operatives used to justify the U.S. invasion of Iraq to seize alleged weapons of mass destruction.

Out-Of-Control.

Congress developed and the President signed a bloated bipartisan two-year spending deal, loaded with “pork” and lauded by Trump as containing money for jobs and more than the military asked for. The massive $600+ billion bill includes increases in both defense and non-defense spending, for both 2018 and 2019—conveniently moving the next possible spending confrontation past 2018 elections.

Into The Light.

It’s hard to say how far ramifications from Friday’s release of the so-called FISA memo will extend. After all the hype, the memo itself seemed a bit underwhelming. However, Rep. Nunes and others note that it contains “clear evidence of Russian collusion” – paid for by the Democratic Party and the Hillary Clinton campaign … and the Mueller investigation wouldn’t have been authorized without it.

Mission Accomplished

The U.S. military did what it does best. Allowed to operate by a hands-off President, U.S. forces routed ISIS—which now occupies just 3% of Iraq and 5% of Syria. U.S. forces will remain “as long as ISIS wants to fight,” …