Monday, September 26, 2016

SAR #16270

Straight Talk: Human caused climate change is caused by humans. If we are to stop the increase in global temperature we must stop the increase in humans. We just had the hottest summer ever recorded, possibly the hottest summer in thousands of years. Greenland's huge annual ice loss is even worse than previously estimated. The planet will pass the politically cynical 1.5°C goal within this decade – long before a single realistic step is taken to stop the march to a 4°C or greater arise by 2100. Sure this means we are pretty well doomed, but it is depressing so neither candidate will address the topic in the debates. Trump's recent endorsement of ever more coal mining and oil and gas production is no better than encouraging teenagers to smoke unfiltered cigarettes – it will kill us. Maybe people will grasp the seriousness of the threat when they learn that the world's coffee supply is doomed if climate change continues unabated; chocolate, too.
Toe The Line: India's Prime Minister has challenged the people of Pakistan to “come forward to fight against poverty. Let's see who wins. Let's see who is able to defeat poverty and illiteracy first, Pakistan or India."
The Economics of Faith: Guam has passed a bill that does away with the statue of limitations on child sex abuse over the protests of the Roman Catholic Church which said that the bill would decimate the priesthood and bankrupt the church.
Explainer: If you wonder why college and professional athletes are joining Colin Kaepernick's protest – other than the obvious ridiculousness of considering patriotism as a prerequisite for playing or watching a spiriting event – consider the last few days crop: In Georgia cops tasered “a compliant black” in a jail. In Baltimore a black man called 911 for help, cops came and beat him to death. In NJ a corrections officer slammed a black woman into a door; her injuries required 12 staples and 4 stitches to close. In MD cops pepper-sprayed a handcuffed black teenaged girl. Then there are the unconvincing videos of the killing in Charlotte.
Leroy Brown Brigade: A Kurdish militia attack has killed dozens of Iranian Revolutionary Guards. Shouldn't mess around with a junk-yard dog.
Sarcasm: President Obama welcomed the opening of the Smithsonian's new National African American History and Culture Museum saying that it told the “glorious storyof white Americas treatment of blacks, first as slaves, then as second class citizens and then as fodder for privatized prisons.
Dream On: Does marijuana hold the cure for Alzheimer's?
Factoid: “Nobody Knows What Happens Next in the 2016 Election.”
Covert Action: Knowing that a frontal assault on Social Security is unlikely to succeed, Republicans are attempting to destroy it covertly, from within. While the number of Americans retiring continues to increase, Congress has systematically cut the Social Secuirty's administrative budget and forced hiring freezes - so deeply that the staff is forced to take a two-week unpaid furlough every year just because of the underfunding. Republicans hope the resulting crapification of the service will lay the groundwork to privatize it to “save it”. Ditto for Medicare.
Be Carefle Out There: Gas station restrooms are often less than attractive, but the handle on the gas pump is one of the unhealthiest things you can touch.
A Parting Shot:


Anonymous said...

Trump's recent endorsement of ever more coal mining and oil and gas production is no better than encouraging teenagers to smoke unfiltered cigarettes – it will kill us faster.

We're doomed already.

G-fan said...

Obama's glorious story: Wonder if the museum covers the interesting history that less than 1 year after emancipation, African Americans were enlisting to help exterminate Native Americans and not long after helped exterminate tribes in the Philippines.

I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half. Jay Gould

Anonymous said...

Tehehe, G-fan, you don't know the half of it.

Not just citizenship, but also to deny Samoan (US) military vets VA care, and coverage under PPACA (Obamacare). The man is a racist.

"American Samoans are the only people born on US soil who are denied birthright citizenship. Five people from the island territory are suing the federal government, arguing that this deprivation violates the 14th Amendment's guarantee of birthright citizenship to "[a]ll persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof." Last year, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the American Samoans. The plaintiffs are now appealing to the Supreme Court.

On the opposite side is the Obama administration, which urged the Supreme Court not to take the case in a brief earlier this month. In doing so, the government offered a full-throated endorsement of a set of Supreme Court rulings known as the Insular Cases, which are notorious today for espousing antiquated ideas about colonialism and white supremacy."

mc said...

was going to compliment you on your note about Trump's coal and oil use endorsement and Hillary's past support of pipelines and past and current acceptance of millions of dollars from oil and gas industries and fracking companies except . . . well . . . .

George Anderson said...

It's one thing to point and mutter, 'look at that!' but the problem remains unaddressed...and as a couple of posters have pointed out, it looks like the current crop of 'decision-maker wannabes' aren't on point SO THE QUESTION REMAIN: WHAT ARE 'WE' GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?

Petition and Protest? Let's take a look at the Occupy movement and we know how that ended. [Zero results]

If it (ALL of the ninsense is going to stop, WE [meaning ALL of US] need to STOP ACCEPTING IT!

How do we let them know we DEMAND change?


Nov. 9th...look to your conscious and BE THE CHANGE!

George Anderson said...

Um, that's 'newspeak' for 'Nihilistic nonsense'...

Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III said...

George - I rather liked "ninsense".

Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III said...

Now that Trump has dis-invited Ms. Flowers from being his guest at the first debate, perhaps Ms. Clinton should reserve seats in the front row on either side of Bill for each of Mr. Trump's first two wives, with Monica and Jessica flanking them. Get it over with, with a tad of class; as if to say “I'm still married to Bill, I'm rich, and I'm likely to be the next President – how you doing?”

Bernard Eckholdt said...

cutting Social Security, which we all pay into, has always been the goal of the Republican and now the Democrats as well. they are after Medicare,too. they passed a new law, MACRA, effective this year, to crapify it too. Takes both Democrats and Republicans to do this "dirty deeds" done dirt cheap quietly.

our Elite know where the money is. and they hire the best crooks, our Congressmen/Senator, and Obama with his Grand Bargain.

wonder how long the sheep will let themselves be shorn. amazing to watch and sad to understand very few know how well the War on the Middle Class is going.

America! An Exceptional Scam

George Anderson said...

Thank you! [but we both know it was 'fat fingers']...preview is your friend but it doesn't capture everything if you click it! [Hakf if the text runs outside the box where you can't read it...amybe it me and this old ark of mine?

George Anderson said...

This is embarrassing!