Mass media outlets are starting to ruminate on the implications for the US Democratic Process of Hillary's health. This is a very serious consideration and should be a topic considered by all...there should not be any media censorship of the alternative media for covering any aspect of this Crisis of Democracy...for that is very much what it appears to be. Media are starting to present different scenarios of what could happen should Hillary drop out. The obvious and correct solution would be to allow runner-up Bernie Sanders to take over the electoral helm.
Russian/US Peace Treaty re Syria
Everybody is asking me what I think about the Russian/US agreement regarding the four year war against Syria. The terms and conditions are supposed to go into effect today. Actually, nobody is asking me what I think about the treaty...but I will offer my druthers just the same. First of all, if it meets with Assad's approval...who am I to complain about it? It is horribly complicated...with five separate sub-agreements, so they say. Pivotal to note is that this agreement did not include ISIS or any of its various apparitions/stages of metamorphosis. So, it is unlikely that it will bring about peace and tranquility to Syria. The "usual suspects" will just retreat to their fall-back position, like they have in Afghanistan, Iraq and places all over the world...detonating cowardly, anonymous "suicide" bombs... destroying civilian life and property. This is what they dooooooooooooo. I long ago stopped believing that any of them were actual "suicide" bombs...they're just pre-planted truck/car or roadside bombs that are remotely triggered. I do believe that Russia and the US are both just taking time out for domestic election purposes.
Canadian Fentanyl Crisis
There was another report about the local fentanyl crisis in the Canadian media this morning. Apparently, a young man from the neighbourhood is in dire straits waiting for a treatment bed for his fentanyl addiction. He was living under a bridge with his pregnant girlfriend last December when both of them overdosed and had to be revived by paramedics.
My opinion on this is that drug addiction treatment programs should be run like a military bootcamp. The addicts should go to a facility far away from their home and out of their "street life" comfort zone. Their days should be spent like days in a boot camp. They should be subjected to discipline and "counselling" in all aspects of their daily life. All aspects of their recovery should be monitored, such as diet, exercise, skill building for employment, basic high school and university education, spirituality. This is the only way to get at the root of the addiction. Any other form of treatment is just temporary warehousing.
More News on Leviathan II capsize?
I still regularly check for updates on the Whale Watching boat capsize off northern Vancouver Island last October. 24 were on board and six passengers killed. There is the official government website on the tragedy but that website hasn't been updated in months. The investigation seemed to have stalled right after the whale-watching company filed a statement of defense in court a few months ago. In that statement of defense...they claimed innocence of all responsibility for the capsize, and said it may have been caused by "parties unknown" at the present time. This shocking claim was not pursued by the mainstream media nor any other source.
Trainee at the wheel?
I did find an interesting report about a similar incident in the UK. Apparently, there was a collision between a UK nuclear trident submarine and another vessel off the coast of Gibraltar. The collision was blamed on "trainees" at the helm of the nuclear sub. Even more compelling was the report just last month....of a collision between a US nuclear sub and a "support vessel" off the coast of Washington State just to the south of us. We know that the US navy sails military vessels and trains regularly (including firing depleted uranium torpedoes in the past into our fishing waters) in Canadian waters, and so I'm wondering if a similar collision could have been the cause of the capsize of the Leviathan II...it certainly would account for the deathly silence in the media, government and courts about what happened to that vessel and its passengers.
Well, it's such a lovely day here on the West Coast that I do believe I will get out and enjoy the sunshine. That's it for this Rant, bye for now.