Thursday, May 28, 2015
Wish I'd Said That: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is “a hero to me” because he “the NSA whistleblower “gave up his own life . . . to help the rest of us".
A Definition: The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is not a “free trade” agreement; it isn't about trade at all. It is about corporate globalists circumventing sovereign nations' control and regulation of their empires. “The long-term goal of the globalists is an international rule of law unaccompanied by democracy.” And pro-slavery Republicans like Paul Ryan and Democrat Barack Obama are doing their best to shackle America to the corporate dungeon walls.
More: Israel wants a 50% increase in its allowance from the US for weaponry so it can continue to confiscate Palestinian lands and kill the occupants. And they'd like a new, more AIPAC-compliant President.
A Precedent: Madagascar's parliament voted to remove the country's president for “general incompetence.” Not beating about the Bush, are they.
Signs of Life: Greenland's parliament has unanimously approved same-sex marriaage. The Scottish government has banned creationism from science classes. Cuba, after 50 years of US economic and political sanctions, has achieved an average life expectancy of 78.45 years, one of the highest in the world, matching that of the US.
Say 'May I': Britons may soon face identity checks to access adult material on the internet even if such censorship is against EU rules.
Headline News: “Senator Lindsey Graham Claims He Knows the 'Iranians Are Lying' Because His Parents Owned a Pool Room.” Don't ask.
First More, Then Less: Scientists expect that at least 70% of Mt Everest's glaciers will melt away by 2100. At first the increased meltwater will cause flooding, but at the glaciers disappear, so will the annual melt which supplies over a billion people with water.
An Easy Mark: "The biggest surprise for me … is the degree to which politicians are willing to put political interests ahead of helping people in need. Watching the political/policy reaction to the Great Recession was both disappointing and eye opening..." - Mark Toma.
Question: Could lucrative book deals explain most of the Republicans in the Clown Car?
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 7:12 AM