US President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have held their first telephone call, in which the two leaders discussed Syria and agreed to improve and develop bilateral ties, the Kremlin said in a statement. In their telephone conversation, the two leaders agreed that they share a common view on “uniting efforts in the fight with the common enemy number one – international terrorism and extremism,” the Kremlin said in a statement published on its website late Monday. The Kremlin added that Putin and Trump also discussed ways to settle the Syria crisis.Obama was running headlong into a full-scale nuclear war, and Hillary would have fast-tracked Doomsday. Trump promised to calm things down, and THIS ONE PROMISE is DEFINITELY coming true. It's not just Trump's random tweeting; we have AN ACTUAL CONVERSATION WITH PUTIN, and we have verification from RT. I trust Russia completely. I don't trust any USA leader. I'd like to see action on other stuff like ZIRP/QE and trade policy, but given that Trump is running with the Tribe on economic shit, that other stuff is not gonna happen. The Deplorables will continue to starve, the country will continue to collapse, the Tribe will continue to get infinitely infinitely infinitely infinitely rich. BUT at least the world won't be nuked. Thanks, Trump. Most of all, THANKS, PUTIN. = = = = = If the clock-keepers at the BAS were sane, this event would crank back the hands to 11PM or so. There are still small rogue nations with nukes. Israel could decide to take out Persia at any time, especially now that Shimon Peres has died. But the BIG rogue, USA, has been pacified for a while. So far the BAS clock hasn't taken account of this event. Since BAS is NOT sane, I'm sure they will ACTUALLY move the clock up to T minus 1 microsecond. In their unimaginably hyperlunatic and turbogenocidal "minds", the existence of Trump is the biggest threat ever.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.