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Saturday, September 27, 2014

perhaps nobody consciously intended to set the world on fire, but we're on guard for ebola-carrying islamists nonetheless.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The utter lack of interest in what possible legal authority Obama has to bomb Syria is telling indeed: Empires bomb who they want, when they want, for whatever reason (indeed, recall that Obama bombed Libya even after Congress explicitly voted against authorization to use force, and very few people seemed to mind that abject act of lawlessness; constitutional constraints are not for warriors and emperors)...

Continuously creating and strengthening enemies is a feature, not a bug. It is what justifies the ongoing greasing of the profitable and power-vesting machine of Endless War.


Monday, September 22, 2014

For sheer infantilisme – the French word captures it best – I dare readers to wade through the following claptrap without a snort of disbelief...

Most immediately shocking was the Obama fantasy world which Kerry, in his clod-hopping, schoolboy way, represented. Anyone who has studied Syria from afar, let alone those who go there, know that the fictional "moderate opposition" – supposedly deserters from the Syrian government army – does not exist.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

"Procter & Gamble Co. is getting back into a business it exited more than a decade ago -- making products for adults suffering from incontinence -- as it takes aim at the growing ranks of aging Americans. read more


Sunday, September 07, 2014

Scotland's nationalists overtook opponents of independence in an opinion poll for the first time this year, sparking a government promise of more powers for the Scottish parliament less than two weeks before the country votes on whether to break up the 307-year-old U.K.


Comments

all of this is true, but it's amazing how obediently the cheerleaders put their blinders on when their favored politician is abusing and consolidating power.

consider obama's record on:

- the trans-pacific partnership (TPP)
- squashing whistleblowers
- extrajudicial use of drones in over a dozen countries
- launching a new war, with vague and indefinite objectives, that will keep us mired for years to come (sound familiar?)

there are certainly more.

if only those cheerleaders who have such a keen insight on the tyrranies of foreign despots could equally apply that scrutiny to their domestic rulers!

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