From Paul Craig Roberts.

Vladimir Putin Reminds Obama That Sowing Discord Between Nuclear Powers Can Undermine Strategic Security
October 15, 2014

Putin Speaks: Hope that Washington Hears

Paul Craig Roberts

In an interview today with Politika, a Serbian newspaper, Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, said that it is futile and dangerous for the US and its European puppets to blackmail Russia and that the Exceptional Nation and its vassals should consider the risks that are inherent in aggressive disputes between countries heavily armed with nuclear weapons. Putin noted that Obama took a hostile attitude toward Russia in Obama’s UN speech to the General Assembly on September 24 when Obama declared Russia to be one of the three threats to the world along with the Islamic State and ebola. President Putin said that unilateral and punitive actions taken against Russia can provoke a crisis, and that if Washington’s purpose is to”isolate our country, it is an absurd and illusory goal.”

Here are some of President Putin’s direct quotes:

“How can we talk about de-escalation in Ukraine while the decisions on new sanctions are introduced almost simultaneously with the agreements on the peace process?”

“Together with the sanctions against entire sectors of our economy, this approach can be called nothing but hostile.”

“We hope that our partners will realize the futility of attempts to blackmail Russia and remember what consequences discord between major nuclear powers could bring for strategic stability.”

If we don’t all die from nuclear blasts, radiation, and nuclear winter, it will be because of the humanity and common sense–both of which are missing in Washington–of the President of Russia.

Look around you. The economies and stock markets of Western civilization are in retreat. Stupid and incompetent public authorities have brought ebola into America. And what is Washington doing? The energies of the Exceptional Government are focused on combating the Islamic State, a creature created by Washington itself, and on demonizing Russia.

Has any country, anywhere on the fact of the earth, at any period of history been so totally misruled as the United States?

Americans need to understand that their government is not merely incompetent and immoral, but that it is evil. Washington hides behind moral language but is itself devoid of moral conscience. There is no evil of which Washington is incapable. Those who support Washington support evil.

From Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood at age 83
         If you realize each day is a gift, you may be near my age.
My Twilight Years ~ Clint Eastwood
    As I enjoy my twilight years, I am often struck by the inevitability that the party must end. There will be a clear, cold morning when there isn’t any “more.”  No more hug, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat. It seems to me that one of the important things to do before that morning comes, is to let every one of your family and friends know that you care for them by finding simple ways to let them know your heartfelt beliefs and the guiding principles of your life so they can always say, “He was my friend, and I know where he stood.”
    So, just in case I’m gone tomorrow, please know this: I voted against that incompetent, lying, flip-flopping, insincere, double-talking, radical socialist, terrorist excusing, bleeding heart, narcissistic, scientific and economic moron currently in the White House!
    Participating in a gun buy-back program because you think that criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbors have too many kids. 
Regards, Clint

Ebola/Ana/lava: Wednesday, updated continually.


UPDATE – 18:00 Wednesday.  The governor proclaimed an emergency and Big Island schools will be closed Friday.  Therefore the storm will weaken and probably miss us completely, just throwing a little wind and rain; and that is now my official unofficial forecast.

 At 13:00 Wednesday, my opinion WAS that the predicted track is fifty miles too far south.


I am always the first one to pooh-pooh  the dangers involved with a hurricane hitting the Big Island because the Big Island will dissipate any direct hit with minimal damage.  However, in this case I am the first one calling a Hurricane warning for the Hawaiian Islands, including the Big Island because of the good possibility that Ana won’t spike herself on Mauna Loa/Mauna Kea and will manage to skirt around south of us like Iniki in 1992.  That could present a worse-case scenario.  If Ana doesn’t dissipate here, it could make a mess out of the northern islands.  Plan on seven days of food and water for every person and animal.  Expect power outages and disruption in public services.

The Big Island, as always, will be minimally impacted.  Wind, rain, trees and lines down, flooding, as usual.



UPDATE – 18:15

The flow has stopped moving toward Cemetary Road.  It is moving South but it’s not moving much. The latest map is here:×450/image-154.jpg



A health care worker with Ebola flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Frontier Airlines Oct 10, the day before presenting symptoms, according to CDC and Frontier Airlines. The CDC is tracking down all 132 people on the plane with her but they can no longer even pretend to contain it. It’s now loose and the government is busy saying it’s contained.  Lying bastards.  And we PAY them for lying to us, stealing our money and reducing us to a third-world country. 

But the TRUTH is that Dallas County, Texas will declare a state of emergency tomorrow because Ebola is loose there.  They will SAY it’s ‘a precaution’ but you typically don’t declare a state of emergency unless something is happening.  One thing that does come along with a declared state of emergency is discretionary martial law.

The CDC can’t quite grasp that ebola is contageous. This nurse called the CDC multiple times, said she had been exposed, and had a fever, and they told her to go ahead and get on the plane.   I’d guess that no political appointee is capable of doing their job; certainly no one at all at the CDC seems to have got the word that this is VERY contageous.

Families in Ft. Worth are being quarantined and schools are closing in Solon, Ohio.  The CDC director keeps saying it’s not happening.  I’d suggest it’s quite likely that it IS happening and there is not much anyone can do about it.  The vectors will be places like jails, hospitals, clinics, military barracks, schools, bars, barber shops and beauty salons, airport bathrooms, the TSA lines at airports, crowded venues like sports arenas, first-run movies, concerts, subways, elevators, ATM machines…things like that.  If you can catch the ‘flu there, you can catch this.  If you find out early enough and get several hundred thousand dollars worth of care in a private isolation room, your chances are pretty good.  Otherwise, they aren’t.  

Don’t panic, but start paying attention.  This is one of those times you have to be responsible for your own life.  You can do it!