Thursday, July 9, 2015

SAR #15190

No discussion of race is possible without a discussion about our economic system. Chris Hedges

Roll Over: The ECB has told Greece that it must submit an acceptable letter of compilation by Thursday or it will rub their noses in the mud and kick them out of the Eurozone on Sunday. Truth is, Germany caused this problem and it will eventually be up to Germany to clean up the mess they have made. But not before the riots and social chaos set in. 
Protect & Serve: Cops in Norway fired exactly two bullets last year. Neither of them hit anyone. 
Rear Guards: A LA Supreme Court justice is sure that all LGBT people are pedophiles who do strange things with dogs and salamanders. In Ohio a judge claimed his religious beliefs trumped the US Constitution. Gays in California stand accused of stealing the rainbow from God. Mike I-wanna-be Huckabee wants gays to understand that marriage isn't supposed to be about love or happiness – its a dreadful responsibility. Just ask Mrs. Huckabee.

The Future Is Now: Once again computer failures have halted all United flights nationwide. United tells us there is nothing to be concerned about.
Priorities: FBI director James Comey wants to read all of our everything – to render all encryption transparent to the Feds – in order to stop dissent ISIS. That this would actually help hackers, cybercriminals, foreign intelligence operations and terrorists was beside the point. 
Yes Means Yes: College students are being encouraged to use their smart phones to record their sex partners giving free and explicit consent prior to engaging in hanky-panky, just in case differences of opinion later arise. 
Emperor, Clothing, Etc: The Pentagon says that it will reduce the Army by 40,000 soldiers over the next two years, and get rid of about 17,000 civilian employees, and if Congress doesn't reverse the sequestration budget agreement by October it will cut another 30,000. Some fear that this will result in our needing to fight smaller wars in the future.

Good Question: Governor Fallin has overruled the OK Supreme Court and decided that the 10 Commandments monument can remain on the Capital grounds. So, who gets to tell her she's wrong?

Game Set Match: When the government health organization refused to pay for a New Zealand man's gastric bypass surgery, he went on a hunger strike.

1 comment:

kwark said...

RE "Emperor,Clothing, Etc": "Under the plan, the Army would have 450,000 soldiers by Sept. 30, 2017, the end of the 2017 budget year." Oh my, what's to stop the Taliban, ISIS, Mexican drug lords, or communist whale lovers from taking over? With such a withered military let's not forget the ever present Canuck Threat looming to our north!