Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Syria and the Petrodollar

The cable guy was out today and restored all of our services.  That means we are back in business in terms of the internet, phone, and the TV.  The whole business has been stressful.  I had a dream last night that the tech came out only to tell me that there was a scheduling conflict.  In my dream, I got so angry/annoyed that I was threatening to change service providers.  The guy didn't say anything but got up and left.  I took that to mean that the service call was over.  Ugghhh.  Nightmare.  Turns out the actual tech was very nice and even suggested some changes that would save us money.  So that dream was in no way "psychic," but more like anxiety coming through while I slept.  Egads.

A few days ago my friend Stephen posted a blog about the mess in Syria and provided links to another blog, Monkey Throw Dart.  On that blog there were several links and YouTube video that I found to be very insightful.  I will post links to both blog bits so that you can do as much reading as you like.  I am going to post the YouTube footage because I found it to be very insightful on an issue that has most people confused.  It was extremely eye-opening for me.  I have shared it with a few friends and they all are like, "Okay, this makes sense.  I get it now."  It is 14 minutes long, but it will be 14 of the best minutes you have ever spent in terms of understanding what is going on in the world right now.

I encourage you to check out both of the sites I mentioned.  The mainstream media simply isn't reporting the Whys of what is going on.  And the Whys are the story.  Let me know what you thought about the video, any of the links you read, and I encourage you to follow/post on the other blogs.  If we want to change things in our government, we need to first understand the story behind the decisions being made.  Without that information, nothing will change and everyone will be left wondering where it all fell apart (because so few know and understand the actual story). 


  1. Good post but I had already read it. Pat had sent it to me. Wake up those sleeping people. Better from you then from me. They just think I'm senile.

  2. Well now, that was certainly a soul-sucking video. (You could have at least ended with a joke...) Thanks.

  3. Manzanita ~ You are anything but senile.

    Susan ~ I didn't think to add a joke. Drats. I was going for smarter and not soul-sucking.

  4. My friend, ROBIN ~
    I wouldn't trust ANYTHING I found on that 'Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends' blog! That guy's just a wacko, tinfoil hat-wearing conspiracy theorist.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

  5. I will be sure to check it all out. I know that I was watching SYTYCD last night and now I don't know who won because they switched to the prez. Oh well that is what the internet is for I guess. I hate when they do that we have news channels...anyway rant over.

  6. It's sobering, though not shocking. I watched about half of it. Thanks for the info. I'm still hoping (against hope, it seems) that war on Syria isn't a "forgone conclusion."

    Take care, Robin.

  7. This one seems more like a conspiracy theory to me. While I do think there is likely to be revolution one day- maybe sooner than later, I think it will be over splitting up the states because our values have polarized so much.
    The petrodollar thing is not new info. and it does seem likely that if we are weakened enough then oil will be linked to another form of currency, but that's not really an end for the U.S. The end will come if we give up on everything that makes us unique and allows ANYONE to get to whatever level in life that they really work to get to. The real problems lie in our people becoming mind numbed government dependents- ie. pot-smoking morons who have figured out that working for a living is just not worth it anymore.
    Keep digging though, it's always good to have a healthy skepticism.


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