Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Dogs bark, that's what they do.
Noted: “A 242-ship Navy backed by an Air Force flying $2 billion a copy aircraft will not stop one motivated murderous fanatic from emptying the clip of an AK-47 into the windows of a crowded restaurant.”
Quietly: Imports at the three busiest US seaports fell in both September and October for the first time in a decade. Don't panic: “the recent downturn in exports might be due to the strong dollar and weakness in China. “ Might not, too. Maybe it's connected to four consecutive months of declining business activity and weakening labor market conditions.
Home Front: Children of soldiers returning from multiple deployments to combat zones suffer more abuse than their peers.
God's Odds: Bristol Palin is pregnant out of wedlock again because God “is a God of second chances and third and fourth and fifth chances.”
Self-Hoisting Petards: The Kentucky counties with the highest numbers of people on Medicaid voted overwhelmingly for governor-elect Matt Bevin, who promised during his campaign to cut Medicaid. At least he won't have to dumb down the schools.
Food For The Thoughtless: “Only five companies matter for the direction of the market: Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and General Electric.”
Smile For The Cameras: The Philippine government is rounding up homeless men,women and children and carting them off to detention centers so they will not clutter up the streets when the Important People gather for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting this week.
Profits As Policy: The US is selling $1.29 billion worth of smart bombs to Saudi Arabia, the country that bankrolled al-Qaeda and the 9/11 bombers and continues to train and fund ISIS.
Perspective: Last week terrorists killed 129 in Paris and 43 in Beirut, but the death toll of US citizens killed by police passed the 1000 mark when the cops gunned down a man in California who had a harmless replica firearm, tased a man to death in a Virginia hospital, and shot a man for refusing to let them into his NC home without a warrant.
At Last: The US has finally taken a baby step to end the flow of millions in petroleum money to ISIS with an attack by A-10 Warthogs on a column of oil tankers waiting for fuel, destroying 116 of an estimate 1,000 that haul fuel from ISIS depots. No wells were injured in the production of this empty propaganda victory.
Safe At Home: The US government claims that China copied the plans for its new fifth-generation fighter from the F-35, so it won't work either.
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 7:24 AM