Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Inquiring Mind: If, under Roe Vs. Wade, abortion is a constitutional right, why can't HEW establish the definitive, universal rules concerning the facilities and providers and do away with all this subterfuge by Republican states to deny women their constitutional rights?
Let Them Eat Cake: A Hong Kong billionaire spent $48.5 million on a diamond for his seven year old daughter.
New Beginnings: Everyone should stop listening to Saudi Arabia and take a careful look at its role in the political/religious disaster that is the Middle East.
Game, Set, Match: “ ...humans have created this problem, and now we are asking God to solve it. It is illogical. So let us work for peace ... and not expect help from God, Buddha or the governments." Dalai Lama.
Mission Accomplished: US corporations have come full circle. First they exported US jobs to overseas locations where workers would accept smaller wages and worse working conditions. Now the same companies are bringing jobs back to rural America, where workers will accept even less in the way of wages and conditions while the companies get tax breaks and other taxpayer funding to come exploit them.
New And Improved: Much of new debt taken on by corporations is being “invested” in stock buybacks instead of building new equity in the business. It's a case of owning more or owing more.
No Comment: “Rising prosperity for the few means undue hardship for the many. That is the economy’s underlying problem and it won’t be solved until policymakers face up to it” Teresa Tritch, Editorial Page Editor, NYTimes.
The Good Doctor: Ben Carson became famous (or made himself famous... you pick) for separating the Binder twins; one of whom is dead, the other permanently brain damaged.
Diversion: Saudi Arabia has given the UN $110 million towards establishing an International Anti-Terrorism Center. It isn't clear how this pittance compares to Saudi Arabia's funding of al-Qaeda and ISIS.
Previews: The events in Paris are exactly the type of disaster that the power structure seizes on to gather even more power and resources under its control. Expect expansion of state surveillance, added military budgeting, increased demagoguery and less democracy.
Ooops: In London, charges against a Swedish man accused of supporting terrorism in Syria were dismissed when the Court learned that MI6 had been arming the same group of militants.
Correction: The FBI maintains that “The allegation that we paid CMU £660K to hack into Tor is inaccurate.” Quite so, they were paid in dollars. A million of 'em.
Porn O'Graph: Learning curve.
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 7:34 AM