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"They [the media] are news-as-entertainment professionals – packaging glossy corporate content for maximum distribution and big bucks. The goal is not objective reportage. Their targets are quantifiable and highlighted in a business plan somewhere. Success is based on a simple formula: stay within parameters "understandable" to a wide audience that devours sound bites and familiar storylines on the hour, every hour.
Like trained seals whose every desire, instinct and buying pattern has been measured by corporate media's marketing department for the consumption of its advertisers, the audience demands satisfaction – and western media delivers it." -- Sharmine Narwani
Nobody can give a precise dollar-number to U.S. ‘Defense’ spending because the U.S. ‘Defense’ Department has never been able to pass an audit, and is by far the most corrupt of all federal Departments (and is the ONLY Department that has never passed an audit), and also because much of America’s military spending is being paid out from other federal Departments in order to keep down the published annual U.S. Government ‘Defense’ expenditure numbers (which come from ONLY the “U.S. ‘Defense’ Department). Those are expenditures for America’s privatized and overwhelmingly profit-driven Military-Industrial Complex. (By contrast: Russia and China require, by law, that their armaments-firms be majority-owned by the Government itself.)
According to the best available estimates, the U.S. Government has been spending, in total, for over a decade now, around $1.3T to $1.5T annually on ‘defense’, and this is around half of all military spending worldwide by all 200-or-so nations, and is more than half (around 53%) of all of the U.S. federal Government’s ‘discretionary’ (or congressionally voted for) annual expenditures.
Unlike regular manufacturers, which sell entirely or mainly to consumers and to businesses, not to their Government, armament-firms need to control their Government in order to control their markets (which are their Government and its ‘allied’ Governments — including NATO), and so they (in purely capitalist countries such as the U.S.) do control their Government. This is why the armaments-business (except in countries whose armaments-sector is socialized) is infamously corrupt. In order to hide the extent of that corruption (and to promote ever-higher military spending), the ‘news’-media need — in those countries — to be likewise effectively controlled by the investors in those firms.
During the armed conflict in Ukraine in 2022, Kiev lost, and Moscow gained, a significant part of the south of the country. The largest oblast in this region of Ukraine is Zaporizhzhia. Today Russia controls about 80% of the region’s territory, including more than 90% of the agricultural land.
On March 12, 2022, a civil-military administration was created in the occupied territories of Zaporizhzhia region. In September 2022, an overwhelming majority of the region’s residents voted to join Russia in a referendum. On September 30, an agreement was signed, as a result of which the region joined the Russian Federation.
A new Act from Parliament: Genetic Technology for our food supply. Yes, just released, almost slipped by without you noticing - a new type of food for you.
Geologist Ian Plimer discusses the IPCC report warning of a "climate time bomb" saying the "green policies promulgated by the UN is killing people".
Just what is going on? The Government are claiming there are no plans to bring in digital IDs, and yet, all over the internet is the proof that they are doing just that!
‘Unfiltered’ host Dan Bongino argues ongoing conflict in Syria keeps the U.S. militarily distracted and enriches oil states.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich and anti-war Iraq War veteran explain how the same neocons who were responsible for the Iraq Invasion are also responsible for the Ukraine Proxy War.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson calls out lies by government officials on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.'
epleted uranium shells are dangerous not just because of the explosions that they produce. It is radioactive dust that poses the biggest danger to living beings after it gets into their bodies, Igor Kirillov, the head of the Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection Troops of the Russian Armed Forces told reporters on March 24.
"A strike with the use of depleted uranium munitions creates a hot cloud of fine aerosol of uranium-238 and its oxides in the air. Those exposed to that dust may later develop serious pathologies afterwards,” the official said.
Alpha radiation emitting small particles of uranium may lead to the development of malignant tumours in the respiratory tract, lungs, as well as in the esophagus. In addition, uranium dust may accumulate in kidneys, liver and bone tissue and thus trigger changes in internal organs.
London's attempts to implement the concept of ‘Global Britain’ after leaving the European Union have failed, Russian Ambassador to the UK Andrey Kelin told TASS.
"After Brexit, <…> the concept of Global Britain appeared," the ambassador recalled. He explained that London saw the concept in such a way that the country "would go around the world, making new arrangements, improving the trade base, benefiting from it and prospering."
"All that has failed. The UK has neither the strength nor the capability. Neither economic nor political. And now another concept has been adopted: the need to establish long-term relations with promising medium-sized countries. [Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs] James Cleverly and the government are working in this direction, but in small steps," Kelin noted.
French President Emmanuel Macron has been labelled 'out of touch' after he was seen removing a luxury watch during a defence of his pension reforms.
Violent protests have taken place across France this week after Mr Macron forced through a change in the retirement age from 62 to 64.
The president was initially seen wearing his watch during an interview about the reforms, but he soon put his hands under the table after a loud noise.
The scene of Israeli diplomat Sharon Bar-Li, along with other Israeli delegates, being escorted out of the opening ceremony of the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, last month was historic. The very moment that was meant to crown 20 years of Israeli diplomacy in Africa turned, in a few seconds, into a representation of Tel Aviv’s failure on the continent.
Unable to fathom the breakdown of its diplomatic and political efforts, Israel responded to Bar-Li’s removal by waging a war of words against African countries, accusing them of spearheading a campaign aimed at blocking Israel’s observer status. Referring to a “small number of extremist states like South Africa and Algeria,” a spokesperson for the Israeli Foreign Ministry alluded to a plot, supposedly hatched by Iran and carried out by African governments that are “driven by hate” for Israel.
Pennsylvania Democrat Sen. John Fetterman’s office released a statement on Thursday on his health as he remains hospitalized. The Democrats team said he’s “doing well” and is “expected” to return to the Senate chamber soon after being absent for nearly five weeks after he sought inpatient treatment for clinical depression.
“Fetterman, 53, was weeks into his service in Washington and still recovering from the aftereffects of the stroke he had last May during his campaign when he checked himself into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Feb. 15,” the Associated Press reported. “Aides said at the time that Fetterman had not been his usual self for weeks. He was withdrawn, showing disinterest in talking, eating, and the usual banter with aides. Post-stroke depression is common and treatable, doctors say.”