Per Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office’s request, a special “rest chamber” was installed in the airplane which took the PM and his wife to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral in London.
According to the report, the chamber included a double-bed and was surrounded by four walls to give the couple absolute privacy.
Maybe they’re really loud when they get their freak on. Lord knows, any woman that would venture near the private parts of that ill, misshapen bitch ass cretin has to be half deranged herself.
West cited the need for a “democratic counterweight” against what he described as three dominant tendencies on the globe: “financializing, privatizing and militarizing.” He warned that as long as we’re stuck with an “empty” and “shallow” public sphere that has been “colonized” by the “oligarchs at the top,” we’re most certainly headed towards fascism. West remarked that the assassination of citizens without due process and other recent trends paint a grim picture of the effectiveness of our institutions.
Empty and shallow? He’s being kind.
It’s a fucking wasteland. You can’t get a conversation going unless you’re a hooker or you have a big bag of dope.
Is there anybody out there?
From CNN here:
About 30 people were evacuated from Benghazi the morning after the deadly attack last September 11; more than 20 of them were CIA employees.
Clearly the larger mission in Benghazi was covert.
The CIA had two objectives in Libya: countering the terrorist threat that emerged as extremists poured into the unstable country, and helping to secure the flood of weapons after the fall of Moammar Gadhafi that could have easily been funneled to terrorists.
And look at all the European democracies selling weapons to Gadhafi here.
Maybe western arms manufacturers shouldn’t be selling weapons to dictators as it appears to get extremely messy when the common folk finally overthrow their oppressor.
I guess it’s easier to wail on Hilary Clinton than it would be to stop profitable businesses.
The deadline to sign onto the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh passed on Tuesday, and at least 14 major North American retailers declined to participate.
The agreement, which demands a five-year commitment from participating retailers to conduct independent safety inspections of factories and pay up to $500,000 per year toward safety improvements, has seen greater support abroad than in the U.S.
Green money wins out over brown people.
In June 2011, when Levon Tyler, a 37-year-old staff sergeant in the Marines, walked into Smart Choice Title Loans in Columbia, S.C., it was the first time he’d ever gone to such a place, he said. But his bills were mounting. He needed cash right away.
Smart Choice agreed to lend him $1,600. In return, Tyler handed over the title to his 1998 Ford SUV and a copy of his keys. Tyler recalled the saleswoman telling him he’d probably be able to pay off the loan in a year. He said he did not scrutinize the contract he signed that day.
If he had, Tyler would have seen that in exchange for that $1,600, he’d agreed to pay a total of $17,228 over two and a half years. The loan’s annual percentage rate, which includes interest and fees, was 400 percent.
1. Only in America!
2. Collective low self-esteem in action.
3. We’re all on the same side.
4. Greatest country the planet has ever seen.
5. War is a scam.
6. Capitalism is a predatory system.
Wow, this story encapsulates most of the key points of my blog.
From here via Naked Capitalism:
Now really, isn’t this the very heart and soul of liberalism? Leave all the core institutions of the society alone — including that most ancient and hallowed of institutions, poor people — but think, think very hard, about clever ways to improve the lot of those… poor… people. Everything is on the table. Sky’s the limit. Think. Think! Think outside the box!
Except the one unthinkable idea: abolish the poor. Which is to say, give ‘em money.
And it encapsulates the rapidly deteriorating Obama Presidency.
What are we going to do about health care? I know, let’s keep the corrupt for profit health insurance companies and dick with the system around the edges! Awesome, that’s great, we’re great!
What are we going to do about predatory banking and shitty risk management on Wall Street? First off, let’s not break any banks up. Let’s keep those messes intact and dick around the edges.
And on and on it goes.
(CBS News) Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left claiming responsibility for the April 13 attack on the Boston Marathon, reports CBS News senior correspondent John Miller.
Sources tell Miller that Tsarnaev wrote the note in the boat he was hiding in as police pursued him, and as he bled from gunshot wounds sustained in an earlier shootout between police and his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
The note, scrawled with a pen on the interior wall of the cabin, said the bombings were retribution for U.S. military action in Afghanistan and Iraq, and called the Boston victims collateral damage in the same way Muslims have been in the American-led wars. “When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims,” the note added.
People are free to ignore this sentiment as they please. Christians do not feel this way about other Christians.
Read Malcolm X’s autobiography — the parts towards the end. He openly expresses the Muslim brotherhood.
Our family has a friend who grew up in India and they were told you were Muslim first and everything else came after that.
White folks should not be surprised when this sentiment continues to be expressed either before or after.
I don’t consider this idea to be a justificiation for what the Tsarnaev’s did, but the idea that they are crazed, mentally ill psychos is not accurate.
Upon finding itself a target of the administration’s spying program, the establishment press suddenly disapproves of the president’s record on “civil liberties, transparency, press freedoms, and a whole variety of other issues on which he based his first campaign,” Glenn Greenwald writes in The Guardian.
Oh, that same mainstream media that has been denouncing ‘the crazy left wing’ blogosphere that’s been denouncing Obama’s war on whistleblowers, his secret drone war, his manipulation of the press, his fellatio of the banks while he portrays himself as the Great Trust Buster.
You stupid assholes clearly have no principles and now that you’ve been bent over by Obama, you’re all indignant and trying to retain just a scrap of dignity?
Monsanto Co. (MON) opponents who want to block genetically modified foods are guilty of “elitism” that’s fanned by social media and fail to consider the needs of the rest of the world, Chief Executive Officer Hugh Grant said.
The global population is growing and food consumption will rise even faster as people enter the middle class and eat more protein, the head of the world’s largest seed maker said in an interview. Those who can pay more for organic food want to block others from choosing more affordable options, Grant said.
From Scientific American:
Used in yards, farms and parks throughout the world, Roundup has long been a top-selling weed killer. But now researchers have found that one of Roundup’s inert ingredients can kill human cells, particularly embryonic, placental and umbilical cord cells.
1. Monsanto modifies the seed to make if more resistant to Roundup.
2. Those who don’t want modified seed, don’t want it partially because they fear Monsanto will claim ownership of all seed as the GMO seeds start to cross breed with unmodified seed.
3. This is familiar corporate propaganda to start these little class wars if middle class people protest a product that is forced on the working class due to economic conditions.
He argues that many people who champion work-life balance aren’t overworked, but are using the term as a politically correct tool, a smokescreen for the desire to not do work.
Is it my imagination or is this a space age, new wrapping on the old argument that raising kids is not work.
Only money work is work.
It’s no wonder our society is plagued with obesity, mental illness, alienation, and drug use.
Invisible corporate parents.