GOVERNACIDE: FDR was responsible for Pearl Harbor

Saturday, December 7, 2019

2019-Dec-07

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-12-07/pearl-harbor-day-one-which-fdr-shoulders-infamy

Pearl Harbor Day: One For Which FDR Shoulders ‘Infamy’
by Tyler Durden
Fri, 12/07/2018 – 21:45
Authored by Daniel Oliver, op-ed via The Daily Caller,

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On December 7, 1941 the Empire of Japan bombed the U.S. Pacific Fleet which was stationed in Pearl Harbor on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. In addressing Congress the next day, President Roosevelt called it “a date which will live in infamy.”

But Roosevelt’s reputation should live in infamy too. The line that Roosevelt enthusiasts and left-wing historians have peddled for so many years is that the attack was a complete surprise.

Here’s a sample from The American Pageant, a typical left-wing American history textbook widely used in American high schools:

Officials in Washington, having “cracked” the top-secret code of the Japanese, knew that Tokyo’s decision was for war … Roosevelt, misled by Japanese ship movements in the Far East, evidently expected the blow to fall on British Malaya or on the Philippines. No one in high authority in Washington seems to have believed that the Japanese were either strong enough or foolhardy enough to strike Hawaii.

That’s the left’s version, and it’s in line with the rest of the “fake history” they want American high school students to learn. The Education and Research Institute (ERI — of which I am chairman) has written a critique of The American Pageant, which tells a more accurate story about Pearl Harbor and scores of other events in American history.

The American Pageant gives almost no blame to FDR for the Pearl Harbor disaster — even though the United States had broken the Japanese secret code and knew an attack was imminent. The textbook authors assure us that “no one in high authority in Washington seems to have believed that the Japanese” had the ability to launch such an attack.

But that is simply wrong. Some high-ranking members of the U.S. Navy did believe a surprise attack at Pearl Harbor was possible, but FDR disagreed with them and he removed those contrary voices from positions of power.

The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor was Admiral J. O. (Joe) Richardson. Unlike Roosevelt, Richardson did not underestimate the Japanese — and he had studied them and the dangerous Pearl Harbor location thoroughly.

Richardson said that a simulated aerial attack that the U.S. had conducted at Pearl Harbor in 1932 proved that torpedo planes could cripple any fleet stationed there.

Even before Roosevelt ordered the Pacific Fleet to stay at Pearl Harbor indefinitely, Richardson had protested that keeping the fleet there posed a danger to every ship. He had been attempting to monitor the military movements of the Japanese to give the United States time to evacuate Pearl Harbor in case of danger

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My Uncles always believed that FDR was responsible for Pearl Harbor.  And NOT in the sense of, “the buck stops here”!  They knew from the (real; not fake news) that military decisions were made at the White House. (One of them worked for decades in the Navy Department.)

FDR needed to end the Great Depression that was caused by the politicians and bureaucrats messing with the economy.  What better way to ensure prosperity than by a war that would never come to America.  

Argh!

“We, The Sheeple” don’t recognize the politicians and bureaucrats as “war criminals” and traitors to the civil society.

How many more people have to die before this “terrible genie” of Gooferment is put back in Pandora’s box?

Time for another revolution?

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How to Not Burn Your House Down With a Space Heater: Wirecutter

Friday, November 15, 2019

I turned the heater on. Five seconds later, the power strip blew up.

Source: How to Not Burn Your House Down With a Space Heater: Wirecutter

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A risky tool that should be used with the utmost care.  Unless you’re fireproof with good insurance.

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EconomicPolicyJournal.com: Fed Chairman Jay Powell Goes Full Denial

Thursday, November 14, 2019

However, this doesn’t mean I hold the view that we aren’t in a Federal Reserve-manipulated boom-bust business cycle. We are and it will eventually bust. Though, I expect the first crisis to emerge will be an unanticipated acceleration in price inflation.

Source: EconomicPolicyJournal.com: Fed Chairman Jay Powell Goes Full Denial

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The Federal Reserve Bank is a misnomer. IT ain’t “federal”. It reserves nothing. And, it ain’t a “bank”. It is a private cartel of the elite banks run for their benefit and that of the entrenched politicians.

#ENDTHEFED

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Stanford publishes its massive Apple Watch heart-rate study | Engadget

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Source: Stanford publishes its massive Apple Watch heart-rate study | Engadget

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​I’m a believer and big fan.  The watch detected and alerted before any human had a clue.  And, I was in the cardiac care unit at the time.  It took the docs the better part of a week and me finally having bad symptoms ​necessitating a trip to the ER to get a clue.
YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary)  but I wear mine all the time.
Forewarned is forearmed.
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Heartwarming moment bus driver pulls over to save two kids with no jackets on in 18F weather | Daily Mail Online

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Nicole Chamberlain saw the two youngsters during her rounds at around 8am on Monday morning in Waukesha. Bitterly cold weather and wind chills made the temperature feel like just 3F there.

Source: Heartwarming moment bus driver pulls over to save two kids with no jackets on in 18F weather | Daily Mail Online

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Good work by this woman!

Children are “escape artists” at heart.  Can’t watch them carefully enough.

Have to keep the doors locked and chained to prevent this.

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INOVATION: Researchers Create a Metal Structure That Will Not Sink or Stay Submerged Under Water

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Even more remarkable is that the trapped air remains trapped almost indefinitely, which the researchers discovered after deliberately submerging one of their aluminum water-repelling sandwiches underwater for two whole months after which it immediately floated back to the surface once released.

Source: Researchers Create a Metal Structure That Will Not Sink or Stay Submerged Under Water

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Unsinkable boats?

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VETERANS: Veterans’ Day should be renamed to Armistice Day

Monday, November 11, 2019

2019-Nov-11

https://mailchi.mp/tomwoods/new-ebook-318817?e=39307912ab

Pro-war propaganda
Tom Woods

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Pro-war propaganda.

A fellow I do a fair amount of business with posted on social media today that this is not a day for “antiwar propaganda.”

Nonsense.

Veterans’ Day was originally Armistice Day, in commemoration of the cessation of hostilities in World War I. The armistice was signed in the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, in 1918.

For four years, Europe tore itself apart, and sent millions of men into a meat grinder for no good reason. Tens of thousands would die, and the front would move a matter of yards.

Especially on this hundredth anniversary of the original Armistice Day, how does anyone seriously expect to honor the fallen without any discussion of the madmen who sent them into this horror?

Did their deaths occur in some abstract realm, outside time, space, and causation?

Or were they killed in specific ways, under orders from particular people?

Anyone speaking in mere platitudes today is an enemy of mankind.

The left-liberals and neoconservatives alike, who always seem to put aside their pretend differences when an idiotic war is in the offing, and who make saccharine speeches about democracy and openness and peace, are enemies of mankind.

As a reminder of how deranged our cultural elite and political establishment are, how many major political figures of the past hundred years have been dismissed from polite society for urging too much war?

There are lots of things that get you demonized and ostracized in America, but that ain’t one of them.

Usually it gets you called a “statesman.”

This is deranged.

Especially on Veterans Day should we speak out against war and the lying propagandists who foment them.

And the state cheerleaders who make excuses for them. (Why, Saddam really did have WMDs! etc.)

Especially culpable are the so-called conservatives who claim to distrust government propaganda — and yes, they’re indeed very sound on the milk subsidies question — but who can’t ape that Pentagon press release fast enough.

To hell with all of them.

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The best way to “celebrate” Veterans’ Day is DEMAND that “we” stop creating so many of then, and “wasting” their lives,  IMMEDIATELY.

Never met a vet who disagreed.

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