Monday, August 24, 2015
Progression: Growth in US productivity, as measured by GDP – which is a pretty iffy measurement, but all we've got, peaked in 1972 and has since declined to the point where today it is on a par with the agrarian slave economy of the early 1800's. Might explain a couple of things.
Similarities: While ISIS is destroying archaeological treasures in Syria and Iraq, In Afghanistan the Beijing-based China Metallurgical Group Corporation is destroying a spectacular Buddhist complex in its race to grab 12.5 million tons of copper before the Taliban come back to power. Who is the bad guy here?
Installment Plan: As part of the blackmail that Israel's congressional representatives have extorted from the administration as the cost of their letting the Iran nuclear agreement gain approval, Obama has agreed to further increase American military aid – in both equipment and funding – to “unprecedented” levels.
Over Achievers: Constituting just 5% of the world's population, enterprising Americans manage to execute 31% of the world's mass public shootings.
Business Plan: I propose to bottle about 27 million gallons of water from California's Strawberry Canyon, enough to fill about 100 million little plastic bottles, and sell each of them for about 75 cents. The water will come from public land in a national forest, so I'll have to get a permit. It'll cost me $524 a year. Oh, yeah. My name is Nestle, and the permit expired in 1988, but it's willing to spend $7 million “to save water.”
Favors: Is it possible that the Saudi-financed TV ads condemning the Iran nuclear agreement were produced by Israel?
Kiss It And Make It Bitter: When the toxic mine waste the EPA spilled got to the Navajo irrigation network, it provided water for their use. It was contaminated oil-field water...
Shortcuts: The Tea Party wants to cultivate people's anger and get them to express it at the ballot box. Trump is apparently happy for them to simply express their anger and their love of country by beating up suspected illegal aliens. And they don't even have to wear brown shirts.
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 7:59 AM