28 Aug 2014

Obama: “Russia Is Responsible For The Violence In Eastern Ukraine and Pigs Can Fly”

THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. I want to say a few words on a number of topics and take a few questions before the long Labor Day weekend. True so far. First, beginning with the number one thing most Americans care about — the economy. This morning, we found out

14 Aug 2014

The President: Iraq and Ferguson vs Gaza and the West Bank

Presidential statement:Iraq and Ferguson. Edited for Gaza and the West bank: THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. This sound system is really powerful. Today, I’d like to update the American people on two issues that I’ve been monitoring closely these last several days. First of all, we continue to make progress

29 Jul 2014

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off To War MEE Go!

Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests. (Palmerston, who was no slouch when it came to Imperialism). Let’s examine the evidence: Middle East in Chaos US Pushing NATO to Russian Borders US Oil & Gas Production rising sharply Russia major energy supplier to Europe &

23 Jul 2014

One Dimensional Press, One Dimensional Policy

The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook VIDEO LINK GLENN GREENWALD: American media officials are incredibly subservient to American political officials. That’s been—you know, American media figures are. But when it comes to Israeli political officials, it’s virtually cringe-inducing to watch how accommodating

20 Jul 2014

The Suicide Epidemic Among US Soldiers

I post this because it is personal. Oklahoma military leaders are calling it an epidemic. The lives of more than a hundred Oklahoma soldiers were cut short last year alone — not by fighting, but rather by suicide. Nationally, 22 veterans take their lives every day. It’s an agonizing and

18 Jul 2014

MH 17 – President Obama Lies by Omission

Yesterday, Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 took off from Amsterdam and was shot down over Ukraine near the Russian border. Nearly 300 innocent lives were taken — men, women, children, infants — who had nothing to do with the crisis in Ukraine. Their deaths are an outrage of unspeakable proportions. We

14 Jul 2014

Where’s Darrell Issa on Illegal Trade Deals?

As we well know, TPP, TTIP and TISA (collectively named “T3” for this essay.) are being negotiated in secret, and while corporate lobbyists know contents of their relevant chapters of these agreements, both our elected representatives and the American public know little except rumors and leaks. First some history, abstracted

09 Jul 2014

China to buy entire Fortune 500

China today tendered an offer for all 500 of the US top 500 companies, with the exception of defense and Information Technology companies. China described as US defense companies as “Departments of the United States,” inefficient and unable to produce goods which meet China’s cost and quality standards. The IT

09 Jul 2014

Taxes, Walgreens, the TPP, TTIP & TISA

Walgreens is reported to be considered emigrating from the United States, renouncing its citizenship and becoming a Swiss Citizen to cut its tax bill. Well and good for its shareholders. If it were a person it would then have to apply for a visa to visit the United States and

20 Jun 2014

Obama Announces New War Plan for Iraq

Today, the White House has announced a new war plan for Iraq, with a new Secretary of Defense, a new commanding General, and the clear identification of the leader of ISIS (or ISIL), in Northern Iraq. Obama announced: We have completed the development of a new rejuvenation technique, where was