Saturday, November 7, 2015
Merely saying “no” is not advice.
Messages: Israeli PM Netanyahu's new PR flack says that President Obama is an anit-Semite and Secretary of State Kerry has the mental capacity of a 12-year old. And by the way, Bibi wants the US to up its conscience money from $3 to $5 billion a year.
A Day In The Life: The female police officer who shot an unarmed man in the back as he lay helpless on the ground from her taser was acquitted of all charges because she had learned to say “I thought he had a gun. I was afraid for my life.” Which justifies most of these sorts of murders. He died over an expired inspection sticker. Cops in Louisiana killed a six year old boy, a passenger in a truck they wanted to stop for speeding. Two cops who claimrd that a motorist tried to grab their guns were convicted when their dashcam video showed he had his hands up the whole time. That's why the Denver cops have filed a lawsuit to stop the use of body cameras because it violates their rights to kick the crap out of anyone whenever they want – and with good reason: a NYC cop was arrested when a camera showed him to be lying about an arrest... of a photographer. The second trial of an Alabama cop who paralyzed an elderly Indian man suspected of looking in a garbage can ended in a mistrial. In Illinois cops followed a student into her classroom and tackled her at her desk because she had smoked a cigarette outside – and it was a smoke free campus. On the positive side, cops in Galveston arrested a man for photographing public buildings while black. At least they didn't shoot him.
Twilight Zone: Facebook, which produces nothing but couch zombies, is now more valuable than GE.
Passive Voice: A review of voting patterns in last Sunday's Turkish coronation of Erdogan as Supreme Leader etc. suggests there was widespread manipulation of the vote.
Paternity Test: A teacher in Butts County, Georgia forced a teen to swear on a Bible that she was not pregnant, so she could be a member of the Student Government Association. Apparently they've dropped the virginity test.
Curses, Red Ryder: “Tesla’s showing all the signs of a company in trouble: bleeding cash, securitized assets, and mounting inventory. It’s the trifecta of doom for any automaker, and anyone paying attention probably saw this coming a mile away”
Victory! Two former mid-level traders with the Dutch Rabobank have become the official scapegoats for an decade or more of all the big banks in the world rigging Libor rates. Because the Justice Department is now new and improved and tough on white collar crime committed by poorly connected foreigners.
Nuance: Ohio legislators are working on a bill that would “make it more difficult for law enforcement” officers to steal cash and property from innocent people. Two things (a) is it still okay to steal stuff from the bad guys? And (b) Ohio doesn't have a law about stealing stuff?
Porn O'Graph: Sure not insured.
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 6:55 AM