Friday, September 9, 2016

SAR #16253

Missing In Action: Did you notice that the Clinton/Trump Commander In Chief beauty contest did not touch on a single one of the largest threats to our national security? Not one question on global warming. Nor on ending fossil fuel extraction and use. Refugees and overpopulation were ignored. The looting of the public by Wall Street and the healthcare conglomerates was left not visited. Nor were surveillance and the loss of Constitutional freedoms.
Privatization: In Boston the cops' union is going to court to halt a program that would require officers to wear body cameras, maintaining that such cameras would impinge on the privacy of the officers while they are impinging on the citizenry. What'ca hiding, officer?
Proprietary Brand: Goldman Sachs has banned employee donations to the Trump campaign, because the company has already bought supports Mrs. Clinton
Charity Begins At Home: An informed analysis of available Clinton Foundation data concludes that "the Clinton Foundation entities are part of a network that has defrauded donors and created illegal private gains of approximately $100 billion in combined magnitude, and possibly more, since 23 October 1997." For example, “the Clinton family’s mega-charity took in more than $140 million in grants and pledges in 2013 but spent just $9 million on direct aid. That's because the organization spent the vast bulk of its windfall on administration, travel, salaries and bonuses, with the fattest payouts going to family friends.”
Shoe, Fitting: North Korea has outlawed sarcasm because Kim Jong-un fears people only agree with him ‘ironically’. And we thought he was clueless.
Unclear On The Concept: In Europe at least two private corporations are accepting donations (in the guise of negative-interest bonds) from the gullible and promising to give back some of the money in the future. That's investing with the new central-bank revised math.
Daycare For Adults: Experts, looking at the effectiveness of airport security after 15 years of TSA tinkering, concluded that is “largely a matter of faith.” It is designed to make you feel better while making you feel miserable.
Staged and Coached: Wells Farrago Fargo claims it has fired over 5,000 miscreant employees and low-level managers for opening a couple of million phony accounts without their customers' knowledge or permission – and then charging the customers various fees, issued them credit cards and in other ways lightening their wallets while earning bonuses for themselves. In other words, highly suspect finance, as usual. Examine your bank statements, expect fraud.
A Parting Shot:


William Day said...

Next major marketing campaign - Bottled Mountain Air. Bottled in, you guessed it, The Great Smoky Mountains.(Look for a list of National Parks with the greatest air pollution.)
Thanks for today's image - mostly in the dark and a diet of pasture enrichment - the American electorate.

Best Wishes to All
Good Weekend

George Anderson said...

Great minds think alike! CMK probably thought it too as he selected today's shot and given the 'theme' of today's post.

For far too long we have, not a good word for it but I want to say 'compelled' to vote for the least harmful candidate instead of demanding desperately needed reforms.

This is the problem with ONLY being allowed to vote for CANDIDATES and not the law itself! {We do, rarely, see referendums but they are mostly 'non-binding' like marijuana...and it ends with millions continuing to do time in for profit jails for minor possession...WTF?}

CKM told us yesterday about a strike by tens of millions of Native Americans and the media didn't mention a word.

Well, as I see it, your choices are A.) Strike until we get 'real reform' (It's gonna take longer than 24 hours.) or B.) Protest in the streets and have thousands brutalized by the minions of the slavers...and still not achieve ANYTHING!

STRIKE is our ONLY 'effective option'...and not a 'limited strike'...a 'universal strike!' where everybody, everywhere goes out AND STAYS OUT! Until those ruining the land capitulate.

Um, is it Friday yet? Must be...I need a drink, who's with me?

Anonymous said...

Wells Fargo: Correction.

while earning bonuses for themselves... and the executive managers who just fired them. The executives and investors/shareholders who also gained off of their theft have not returned any of their profits nor been penalized. Thus the final incentive remains untouched.

George Anderson said...

I'm just waiting for one of them to stand up and cry 'If it weren't for theft there wouldn't BE ANY business!'

Corruption as far as the eye can see and, incredibly, justice's blindness seems to have become contagious!

What a daming indictment, if it weren't for all the thievery we wouldn't HAVE an economy!