Tuesday, September 9, 2014

SAR #14250

The time is not far off in the Middle East, Richard, when it will be literally ‘God help the Shia’. More than a billion Sunnis have simply had enough of them.” Prince Bandar bin Sultan.

Coming Soon To A Child Near You: A respiratory virus is sweeping the country, infecting young children and causing very severe asthma. Already reported in 10 states, the CDC anticipates it quickly spreading throughout the nation. Learn the symptoms and if your your child has come down with this virus, get to the doctor or ER.

Best Friends Forever: If the West wants to put an end to IS, an air campaign is just the thing. Aimed at Riyadh. Without Saudi money, IS, like al-Qaeda before it, could not exist. Same with Boko Haram, the Shabab group and the rest of the violent Sunni Salafi groups. They are sponsored by the Wahhabi fanatics and funded by Saudi oil money. Take the oil away from the Saudis, target a bunch of the wealthy rulers and rid the world of the pestilence. Then we could turn our attention to doing some good for the people who live in the area. End of story.

About Education: Most university undergrads are taught by poorly paid part-timers. TA's and adjuncts. This is not new. Very few professors profess very much. Is that all you get for the money? 
Fat Lady, Warming Up: Phoenix – one of the housing revival's poster children – has fallen and may not be getting up any time soon; sales are down 9% m/m with cash sales (investor driven greedy gobbling) off sharply, while the inventory of available properties is up 22%.

Temporarily Permanent: Harvard Business School says that the enormous and growing gap between the rich and the rest of us is “unsustainable”, but is not going to go away any time soon and may, in fact, worsen. 'Unsustainable' apparently means different things to different people. 
Conditional: Just because Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy has died does not mean we should rush out and eat at his restaurants.

Being Prepared: Fired from the Baltimore Ravens because video has surfaced of him striking his girlfriend in the face, Ray Rice explained that he didn't know there was a camera in the elevator. If he follows the pattern of his type, he'll probably take his firing out on her.

Baby Steps: The US military is being 'deployed' to 'help contain Ebola in Africa'. Think of it as a preview.
W/O Comment: Two white construction workers have come forward confirming that young Michael Brown had his hands up when he was murdered.

Flying Pigs: A special prosecutor has declined to pursue criminal charges in the death of a young man who drowned while handcuffed in police custody on a police launch. Two civilian witnesses on the Missouri lake were not called to testify, as the result was foregone. 
Comes the Dawn: Dalai Lama says there is no need for Tibetan Buddhists to seek a successor once he dies. Which raises the question as to why they need him now.

1 comment:

mistah charley, ph.d. said...

re prince bandar's threat to the shia -

an informed discussion of tensions within the community of believers can be found at