Thursday, January 28, 2016
“Anyone who shrugs and claims that change is just too hard has crawled into bed with the billionaires who want to run this country like some private club.” Senator Elizabeth Warren
Closing Time: The FBI has told the secessionist idiots in Oregon that play time is over and it is time to go home – after a brief demonstration of their options. Actions are not without consequences.
Prozak In Every Pot: The US Preventive Services Task Force (an “independent panel” loosely under Health and Human Services) wants every American be screened for depression and put on a regime of drugs, especially pregnant women, new mothers, and those with pharmacy coverage in their health insurance.
Walls/Ears: “Wall Street’s serial corruption and wealth transfer system is at the very heart of wealth and income inequality in America. … the business model of Wall Street is fraud.”
Faint Praise: Jeremy Spencer, an associate superintendent with the GA DOE, has been fired after he explained that it was unfair to compare Finland's educational achievements with Georgia's because Finland's students were all white.
Gotcha! While your grab and run, gas station, and grocery store typically have a 2% profit margin for providing you your gas, snacks and grub, the banks behind the credit card you pay with make at least 2% for letting you buy the stuff. Who is ripping you off, even if you pay cash? Ah, but you knew that already.
Neat: What if NASCAR switched to racing electric cars?
Data Stream: The rich third of US households spend only 65% of their income, investing the rest to make even more. The bottom third end up spending more than they make; that's how the system is designed.
Two Forward, One Back: While Bernie Sanders was at the White House trying to get Obama to stay the hell out of the primary contest, Hillary was offering Obama a seat on the Supreme Court if he'd keep pimping for her.
Asked & Answered: Why are the Iowa caucuses followed so closely when Iowa only has 6 electoral votes? Iowa is important mainly because the media and the punditry say it is.
Porn O'Graph: Correlation is not causation. Not always.
The Parting Shot:
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 8:03 AM