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Trump Continues to Resist Pressure for Afghan Escalation | Anti-War
Pence, McMaster Lead Call for Escalation. Friday’s Camp David talks on Afghanistan appear to have ended without a final decision by President Trump on troop levels, as he continues to resist pressure from top cabinet officials to sign off on a massive escalation of the 16-year-old conflict with thousands of fresh troops.    at 08:24

The military asserts control | WSWS
The decision to fire Bannon was made by Trump’s recently appointed White House chief of staff, retired Marine General John Kelly. The forces leading the push within the administration included Kelly; National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster, an active duty general; Defense Secretary James Mattis, a retired general; former Goldman executive Cohn; and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the former CEO of Exxon Mobil. The direct control of the military in alliance with Wall Street over the affairs of state has, if anything, been increased.    at 08:20

Steve Bannon is preparing a war for Donald Trump, not against him | Breitbar
“If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents — on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America,” Bannon told Bloomberg Businessweek’s Joshua Green. “I’m now free. I’ve got my hands back on my weapons.” Bannon did not specifically mention the White House “Democrats” advising Trump in his conversation with Green, widely considered to be his enemies during his period of service. He specifically criticized White House economic adviser Gary Cohn and “Goldman Sachs lobbying” in the White House.    at 08:00

First they came for the statues…. | Kunstler
Just as empires tend to build their most grandiose monuments prior to collapse, our tottering empire is concocting the most monumentally ludicrous delusions before it slides down the laundry chute of history. It’s as if the Marx Brothers colluded with Alfred Hitchcock to dream up a melodramatic climax to the American Century that would be the most ridiculous and embarrassing to our posterity.    at 07:30

Here are some signs of mass hysteria | Scott Adams at Burning
This is my own take on it, but I welcome you to fact-check it with experts on mass hysteria. I present this filter on the situation as the first step in dissolving the mass hysteria. It isn’t enough, but more persuasion is coming. If you are outside the mass hysteria bubble, you might see what I am doing in this blog as a valuable public service. If you are inside the mass hysteria bubble, I look like a Nazi collaborator.    at 07:14

Laguna Beach Installing Barriers To Protect Pedestrians Against Weaponized Cars | Naked Links
If we ever get to self-driving cars, no one appears to have considered that they would make for ideal weapons, whether with bombs in them or not.    at 01:56

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