Wednesday, November 11, 2015
It is always important to know what happened before...
'Tis A Joy To Be Simple: Netanyahu, having approved 2,200 new settlement homes in the Occupied West Bank, has come to the White House seeking recognition of Israel's annexation of the Golan because they stole it fair and square and are never going to give it back. And they'd like the US to pony up another $2 billion a year to keep the Palestinians from living in Palestine.
Noted: The price of copper has now reached a six-year low as demand from China – the world's main buyer of industrial metals – continues to fade. Probably means something, quite possibly something not particularly good, eh?
Not As Dumb As We Look: Most Americans understand that they are in far more danger from domestic nuts with guns than they are from terrorists.
Practice Round: Russia is sending 4,000 ground troops to Syria in a bid to eliminate the Islamic State. Putin is too young to clearly remember the USSR adventure in Afghanistan, but he should have read some news stories about Mr. Bush's Iraq and the US adventure in Afghanistan.
Well, Duh: Seems that political polls that are not designed to include the lunatics do not accurately predict electoral results, and most political polls do not ferret out the flakes and nuts in true proportion nor accurately reflect their resolve. And few pollsters have formulas to predict the amount of fraud that will overlay the actual votes.
Any Port In A Storm: Portugal's ECB/IMF approved minority-led government has collapsed in the face continuing rejection of pointless austerity imposed by the President's chosen party. The President – who called the Socialilst alliance too dangerous to lead the government - will now be faced with a Socialist led leftist block with a commanding majority in the parliament that wants to begin undoing the banker-imposed austerity the country has suffered for half a decade, boosting family incomes and reversing the deep cuts previously made in government salaries. The President can bow to the will of the people, or try to put together another right-wing caretaker government and call for new elections in April. Like Greece, this is an embarrassment for the German-led bankers' cabal that currently runs Europe.
Multiple Answer Test: How many wars has the US won since 1945? a) define “won”, b) define “war”, c) none, or d) USA! USA! USA!
Down Is The New Up: In the last year oil companies have canceled 80 development projects and cut their investment budgets by $22 billion. Rather obviously, this will eventually result in a significant decrease in petroleum availability. Which, everybody hopes, will lead to being able to sell oil at a profit. One day.
There's An App For That: After a decade or two of endless wars fought by mercenaries it should come as no surprise that our displays of patriotism have also been outsourced for money.
Fight Your Own Wars: Whenever a batch of new employment or economic reports come out, I wonder what economy they are describing. It sure isn't the one in my town. Why do Our Betters not see the coming clash between China and the US, Russia and the US, damned near everybody and the US?
Street Level: The media and the masses in Egypt have fastened on the idea that the US is blaming the crash of the Russian plane on a bomb because the US wants to scare tourists away from Egypt because the US wants to destroy the country's economy because something, something, something to prevent the emergence of a strong Egypt.
Color Blind: The racial sensitivity training in Texas has been so effective that Texas DPS troopers routinely mislabel Hispanics and blacks as being white.
Classy: Journalists wanting to access the available Wi-Fi network at the Tuesday night Republican clambake were required to use the password “stophillary”.
Porn O'Graph: The great divide.
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 7:53 AM