Friday, September 9, 2016
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
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
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:
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 7:38 AM