Friday, December 28, 2007

Help Me To Understand This - The Americans Are At Fault For The Assasination?

Article: Grief and anger mix after a voice is stilled

So as the logic of SOME people in Pakistan goes - the United States is to blame for the assassination of Benazir Bhutto because the United States supported the current government and it was "this Administration" who has killed her!?!?!?!?!?

Here is where I have difficulty with this logic (or lack there of) when it is expressed overseas or in the United States by the "blame America first" faction. In America officials are motivated to HIDE their actions, mistakes or incompetence because they know that they will be held accountable and have to face the consequences and condemnations there in.

At the same time many of the Islamic Fundamentalists who commit carnage now have WEB SITES and post streaming videos of their antics in order to show to the world: "LOOK AT WHAT WE HAVE DONE. IF YOU DON'T WATCH IT WE ARE GOING TO DO IT TO YOU AS WELL!!! HUMAN RIGHTS AND DIPLOMACY BE DAMNED. SAVE THAT FOR PEOPLE WHO 'GIVE A DAMN' WHAT YOU THINK!". For some reason, however, THESE people escape the worldwide damnation and scrutiny of the very same people who go on the attack against the United States.

I have come to the conclusion that the "Blame America first" faction does not focus upon holding America to HIGH STANDARD as they claim. In stead in the void of focus on THE OTHER GUYS.....they actually have a SUBSTANDARD set of expectations for them as they are LESS THAN America:

* Less Account-able (ie their ABILITY to register any sort of responsibility)

* More prone to violence and savagery - so when they act as they are expected to act....no one should be surprised.

* Where as America's actions have a measurable, deliriously impact on the rest of the world and thus IT needs to be MANAGED.....the savages only receive and respond to the actions of Americans thus in their GRIEVANCE with America we must understand their frustrations and work to CHANGE AMERICA'S ACTIONS rather than THEIRS!!!

At the end of the day folks this is CLASSICAL "SUPREMACY" at hand here. Those who claim to be all about "human rights" know that they must have a WILLINGNESS of compliance in order for there to be any chance of a group of people attempting to improve themselves with respect to a particular world standard.

When a people have a "I don't give a damn what you think of me and thus I don't care to live up to your standards" viewpoint - the typically antics of shunning and condemnation as heard from the human rights crowd is rendered moot. As a result they are left to obtain their goals via the RESPONSIBLE side of the equation.

Thus when you hear their protest marches of "Stop The Killing. End The War. Peace In Iraq/Afghanistan/Iran/Pakistan" they are ONLY talking about the UNITED STATES changing its policies so that OUR KILLING will cease. If you believe for one second that the KILLING CEASES when America withdraws you are sadly mistaken. It is a good thing that these "morally superior" protesters don't live in-country and have to come face to face with their THEORIES.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Benazir Bhutto Assassinated




This is a damned shame!

News report of the assassination of Bhutto

She knew that her return to her native country could prove deadly for her. I thought that the hope that she had brought to the nation would be enough to change the course of events in this tinderbox for the better.

The people with intolerant views clearly thought otherwise.

I hope that this event is not the catalyst that the killing of Arch Duke Ferdinan was in setting off World War I.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Ex-boy Friend: Lindsay Lohan A Nempho?




And there's a problem with this?




In a new interview with Britain’s News of the World, Giles says that Lohan is a sex addict and he goes into somewhat graphic description of what they did together and tells of what she looks like without clothes on.

Giles asserts to the tabloid that Lohan “quit coke & got hooked on sex with me.” He also describes a mountain cabin getaway where the two went to escape rehab together. He says they locked the door, tore off their clothes and went at it “like rabbits.”


Someone needs to tell this guy that one day he will be married and balding and hearkening back on those days with Lohan as the best times of his life. Dude: enjoy the free hotel visits and keep your mouth shut.

Yes the cocaine is a problem but you weren't planning to marry her were you?

“Lindsay is so hot. She has a great body. Her backside is fantastic, perfect, all plump and round.

“She has great curves but her belly is nice and flat and toned. We couldn’t get enough of each other.

“Lindsay would tell me she loved me and I’d say that to her, too ... And I don’t say that to a lot of girls.


What a fool!

Chinese Restarantuers Corner The Market On Christmas

One benefit about being a non-Christian on Christmas is that you don't celebrate the holiday and you can open your restaurant up on Christmas day and corner the market. On Christmas day I noticed that most of the Chinese Restaurants, the buffets in particular were open while all of the other stores, sans a few drug stores were closed. Even the much hated Wal-Mart that is accused of being amoral saw fit to close their doors and allow the wounds upon their employees backs (if you allow some people to tell it that is) to heal on the day that Jesus' birth is celebrated.

There is one exception to this rule thought. The venerable "Waffle House" was jam packed with diners, some of whom no doubt said "Aw Crap! I don't have any place to eat. Let's see what is open today".

I have to admit being a victim of this unexpected Christmas Day need for food. I had expected that my wife had plans for us to go over her family's house to eat dinner. I didn't plan for lunch earlier in the day. With all of the grocery stores closed and all of the meat that is in our fridge still frozen I was stuck with the option of cracking open a can of Campbell's Chicken Noodle soup - the condensed type where you add a can of water. I luckily found a Chinese restaurant that was hidden away in a strip mall that had cars parked in front of it. I hadn't gone there in years because they screwed up my previous order, giving me some pork dish by mistake when I ordered beef. Something must have gotten lost in the translation I figure.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Which Iraq/Terrorism Story Is More Likely To Get The Left Riled Up?

Which of the following stories is likely to get more press attention, concern from the various Left wing organizations and attention from the leftists in America's congress?


Torture house, mass graves discovered in Iraq


Inquiry into destroyed CIA tapes


Of course we all know which.
Do you find it perverted of the fact that IF AMERICANS were found to have had a Torture House with Mass Graves that American troops had filled then THE WORLD would be in a rage.

And that the TERRORISTS actually FILM THEIR DEEDS and willingly put them out for the REST OF THE WORLD TO SEE their carnage BUT THE WORLD REMAINS SILENT.

What is this world coming to? I guess people will act according to the EXPECTATIONS placed upon them. And since so many on the Left view the Muslim Extremists as SAVAGES......when they act the part they are only doing what is EXPECTED OF THEM.

Case In Point Here:

video

Sunday, December 16, 2007

And They Say That The United States Is Behind The Rest Of The World In Broadband




Comcast CEO sees 160Mbps internet in 2008


How many stories has there been lately regarding how far behind the United States is in comparison to the rest of the world in regards to broadband speeds and deployments? The fact is that these are not apples to apples comparisons. Many of these other nations are more densly populated and thus it is far easier to string a communications network to more people. The United States has great expanses of land and all of the "low hanging fruit" in the urban areas have been covered.

We hear that South Koreans enjoy 100Mb Internet to their homes while the USA is running at a snails pace of 1.5Mb. No one likes to ask the question "WHAT CONTENT IS FLOWING OVER THESE FAST LINKS"? No mention of the copyright battles that are going on regarding video content over the Internet. The writers in Hollywood continue to strike because they want a piece of the pie.

Nope - blame it all on the greedy telecomm firms. They are holding us back. This is the reason why we are behind. We need a GOVERNMENT operated WiFi network that undercuts these monopoly players. This will show 'em. (Psst: Many of these municipal WiFi networks are proving not to be viable and are shutting down. Long live HSPA and EVDO Rev A)

Monday, December 10, 2007

The Iranian Government Cracks Down On THEIR Progressives

Boy how fortunate the American Left must be. They get to rant against their own government without fearing the crack down that their ideological soul mates in Iran are facing for opposing their government's policies.

I have been tracking this contradiction in terms for a while. Last summer there were PRO-NUCLEAR protests by students in Iran advocating their governments RIGHTS to possess nuclear weapons. This would not happen in the USA. We have anti-Nuclear protests by students all the time.

Secondly where as it is the IRANIAN government who is unmistakably cracking down on their Left wingers who are protesting against government policy - if you read Naomi Wolfe's latest book you would swear that it was the evil BUSH ADMINISTRATION who is locking up left wing activists in America.

It is clear that we need to create a "Peace Corps" for the American left where they can be sent to lands where there is a hostile environment against their ideology. They could work to fortify the left wingers in that particular place and end up neutralizing the "hard liners" on THE OTHER SIDE rather than JUST in the United States.
Article: Iranian Students Protest Against Crackdown on Activists

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Fayetteville Georgia Gun Store Knocked Off



Sometimes you have to step back and tip your hat to a devious plan that was successfully pulled of. I have to admit that the recent nighttime robbery of Autrey's Armory in Fayetteville Georgia was "Gangster" in nature. I live close to this store and was in there a last month looking around for a hand gun to replace the one that was stolen out of my car by some valet or mechanic during the summer.

YouTube Video: The Heist of Autrey's Armory



Whoever did this job clearly had it all planned out. According to news reports they stole a pickup truck and used it to put a chain or strap to the front doors of the gun shop. They pulled the doors open and a team of thieves flooded into the store and cleared out the gun case. I can't help but to make note of the Kel-Tec guns that I was looking at the other day which was on the left hand side of the gun case. No doubt this and a bunch of others were stolen.

Up to 75 guns costing lets say $350 on average is a total stash of approximately $26,000 in hardware. Not bad for one nights work. This also means that 75 more illegal guns are now on the streets to kill people. No doubt those receiving these guns have a high probability of being affiliated with illegal activities.

Knowing the layout of the streets I wonder how they planned their drive away from the store. They spent 70 seconds in the store and then cleared out. No doubt the alarm rang and the Fayetteville Police and Fayette Sheriff were summoned instantly. The store is on GA Hwy 314. It would be illogical for these guys to drive north bound on GA314 and risk having Fayetteville call Riverdale Police and have them to look out for a van or truck driving northward toward Atlanta. They wouldn't have driven south on GA314 because this leads directly into the city of Fayetteville and thus they would likely drive past the stream of police cars that are headed north toward the store.

The police are frequently on GA314 looking out for speeders and drunk drivers coming south from the clubs in Atlanta and Clayton county. I just wonder how these guys timed their heist so that no officer was on the GA314 strip at the wrong time making for an easy capture.

These guys were disciplined and clearly trained for this hit on the store. I hope that they are caught but you have to give them credit - they were "Gangster".

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Iranian Nukes And The Anti-Bush Left



Alright. I just finished watching the entire week of "The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer" in which the NIE about Iranian nukes was front and center. I just listened to a radio interview with the author of "Farewell Israel" which indicated that Iran seeks to change the balance of power in the region in which their possession of a nuclear weapon puts a check on the state of Israel.

I saw that the National Intelligence Estimate stated that Iran did in fact have a covert nuclear weapons program but it stopped the program several years ago.

The key means of evaluating the structure of a nuclear weapons program, per the analysts that I have heard are the following three elements:

1) Uranium Enrichment
2) Weaponization of the Nuclear Materials derived from Uranium Enrichment
3) Development of a Delivery System (ie: a missile) to transport the Warhead

Over the past few years we have major reports that Iran has several hundred centrifuges on line now to accomplish #1. We also know that Iran has successfully fired missile systems over the past few years accomplishing #3. The NIE says that #2, the weaponization of nuclear materials has stopped.

As a result of this news various left wing entities went to work, pounding the Bush Administration on the news. They claim that Bush hyped up the proximity to "World War III" when in fact Iran had stopped their program. The fact is that Bush had said "IF Iran got its hands on nuclear weapons then the USE OF nuclear weapons could bring on WWIII".

Also the anti-Bush/anti-America American left used this report to further question the credibility of the Bush Administration. This ONE REPORT had pacified them that the Iranian nuclear threat had sufficiently subsided. They miss the fact that IRAN HAD A NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM. Furthermore I simply don't understand how the strong evidence that #1 and #3 are continuing that such a state of pacification can be had and then they switch into "America Back Off" mode.

Unchecked Iran would have a nuclear weapon by 2013, according to one report on PBS. It is my view that Iran benefits most by the actions of the Anti-America Americans who will work most to counter the American Administration who seek to place the AMERICANS in check but have so little to say about the IRANIANS.

The previous report by leftwing journalist Seymour Hersh that the Bush Administration is planning an invasion of Iran is the propaganda that is stuck in the minds of many of the people who have these ideological proclivities. At no point will Mr. Hersh have to stand and account for his words if the Bush Administration doesn't follow through on the report. However if Bush does in fact invade Iraq Mr. Hersh will be carried around like a hero to the left.

If only Iran had "progressives" within that worked to place their government in check - we might not have many of these problems.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Media Consolidation and Net Neutrality A Threat To Free Speech- Yeah OK

http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9825035-7.html?tag=nefd.only

The TV station in a box

NetTVworld is working on a device that will essentially let people or small organizations more easily broadcast their own TV programs via the Internet, according to the company's CEO, Steve Baker. The black box in the picture digitizes and packetizes video streams and then sends them over the Internet.

The box itself can only broadcast 10 streams at once, but NetTVworld hopes to leverage peer-to-peer networks. With peer-to-peer, a single box can effectively send out 20,000 streams. The company has hit this number of streams in lab tests and it can probably do more, Baker said. Although the box can potentially deliver 20,000 simultaneous streams, it actually only broadcasts one single show at a time.


This thing will be opensourced in no time and at some point we are going to have TOO MANY splintered messages that we will one day wish for the days of ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Poverty In South Africa Has Doubled In Last 10 Years

Poor S Africans double in decade

The number of South Africans living on less than $1 a day has more than doubled in a decade since shortly after the end of apartheid.

The South African Institute of Race Relations survey said 4.2m people were living on $1 a day in 2005.

This is up from 1.9m in 1996, two years after the first all-race elections.

"Poverty has increased both in absolute numbers and proportionally," SAIRR said in a statement, blaming the rise on unemployment and HIV/Aids.

Spanish King To Hugo Chavez: "Shut Up!"






Mr. Chavez has some nerve to call someone a "fascist". As his own country plummets into chaos he is able to make charges against others while not stand accountable for his own deeds.

Spain's current socialist prime minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, responded during his own allotted time by urging Chavez to be more diplomatic in his words and respect other leaders despite political differences.

"Former President Aznar was democratically elected by the Spanish people and was a legitimate representative of the Spanish people," he said, eliciting applause from the gathered heads of state.

Chavez repeatedly tried to interrupt, but his microphone was off.

Spanish King Juan Carlos, seated next to Zapatero, angrily turned to Chavez and said, "Why don't you shut up?"

The Venezuelan leader did not immediately respond but later used time ceded to him by his close ally Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to answer Zapatero's speech.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Left Wing Justice And The Death Penalty



On Saturday afternoon I tuned into the radio show "Human Kind". The Saturday line up on one of the two NPR channels on Sirius typically includes the show "Justice Talking" and then "Tech Nation" and then "Human Kind". "Human Kind" ALWAYS slants left in their presentation of human interest stories. "Justice Talking" slants left but typically has an opposing point of view. Amazingly enough even the technology show "Tech Nation" occasionally inserts a show topic which gets highly political/ideological in nature. It is beyond me how they were able to stitch together a show on "torture" in the context of TECHNOLOGY for the purposes of hammering upon "THIS ADMINISTRATION".

Yesterday was no different. "Human Kind" had a show on the INNOCENCE of certain death row inmates across America. I long for the day in which any of these shows will do an episode on the NON-JUSTICE received by the FAMILIES of the now dead VICTIMS of a crime and how there are far more of them than there are innocents sitting in jail.

That same evening I tuned into Link TV, a left leaning cable channel that I thoroughly enjoy. There was a show featuring a woman who's daughter was killed by a man who is now on death row. This woman has BEFRIENDED the killer of her daughter and now is an "Anti-Death Penalty" advocate. The key concept that she kept repeating on the show is that "the DA told her that the EXECUTION of the killer of her daughter would bring her closure". She made the point that since the victim's family's wishes are of keen consideration when the death penalty is sought then likewise when the two families of the two murder victims are opposed to the death penalty then the state should grant their wishes. This is a FLAWED set of reasoning that she kept promoting.

If the family has forgiven the killer and wanted his RELEASE from jail, would the state abide by their wishes? NO - because the killer violated THE LAW and thus it is THE LAW that is being expressed in his punishment. I call for the Prosecutors to stop using the justification of "the wishes of the family" as an argument.

The bottom line in this case is that the ORIGINAL "DEATH PENALTY" was when the KILLER acted as the police, judge, jury and executioner against the now dead victim of his actions. In the system that these anti-death penalty advocates seem to damn there is a PROCESS by which justice is rendered. In the "Human Kind" show they kept pointing to the 5% error rate for death row convictions. They need to point to the 100% rate that the "one man bad" KILLER has - as he seems to get it right every time with no errors.

I long to see a Left leaning community affairs show that spends a segment focusing on the family of a murder victim as they agonize over the fact that the KILLER OF THEIR LOVED ONE is still free, walking the streets. I would love to see them report from the perspective of how "STOP SNITCHING" has rendered an environment that is SAFE FOR THE CRIMINAL. Have them show the COSTS of such a system upon the INNOCENT PEOPLE.

As left leaning sources they are inclined to report against THE SYSTEM of GOVERNMENT more than the SYSTEMATIC behavior of individuals and how THIS leads to more hurt and INJUSTICE than what the government renders.

There are some things about the left perspective that I will never understand.
Let us start off with the agreement that: HERE IS A DEAD BODY ON THE STREET. SOME HUMAN HAS KILLED THIS PERSON.

A man who pursues a course of ALLOWING THE INNOCENT TO GO FREE and then stops there IS NOT A MAN OF JUSTICE!!! While he is to be honored for allowing the VICTIM of the criminal justice system that put him in jail to go free....HE HAS NOT DONE A DAMNED THING to find the REAL KILLERS for the benefit of the VICTIM'S FAMILY.

They, in their ideological supremacy, operate off of the principle that "it is better to allow ten guilty men to go free than it is to put one innocent man in jail". As long as THEY never live in an environment where THEIR THEORIES are predominant absent a counterbalancing force - the chaos and disorder that such a theory would bring will never allow them to test this claim in its purest sense.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Why NOW - Bush Becomes A Fiscal Miser




Sometimes I just don't get it.
For 6 years of office President George Bush has allowed for vast spending increases in the federal budget. Despite the attacks on "spending cuts" the fact is that Bush has allowed spending increases in nearly every sector of the government.

Why is it that he finally using his veto pen to cancel a project that has an additional $9 billion in DOMESTIC spending for water management related projects?

President Rejects Bipartisan Bill Authorizing Hurricane Repair, Everglades Restoration

I am with him on the attempts to not expand the SCHIP program beyond its original mandates for children that fall between Medicaid and private insurance. People should not look to the government for relief in paying their bills - especially if they no doubt have cable television and cellphone bills that they pay.

I disagree with the miserly attempts on these domestic water management projects. As floods cripple some parts of the nation and droughts scorch others it is justifiable to overspend to protect this natural resource that is so necessary and so deadly if not management correctly.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

You Want To Know What TORTURE IS? This is TORTURE!





North Korean defector tells of being born a prison



As the Senate Democrats feign outrage over the failure by the Attorney General nominee's take on "Water Boarding" as a torture technique PERHAPS they might want to cast their eyes toward the east and make note of the ACTUAL TORTURE that is going on in North Korea.

It is so easy to sit in a leather chair within the Senate chambers and pontificate about the real world. Why is it that these people have such a claimed high standard for human civility but routinely look past the actions of our enemies in the world.? It seems that they are more interested in symbolism over substance.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

I Would Be Remiss If I Failed To Mention.......




Rocker "Kid Rock" was arrested at a Waffle House

Kid Rock arrested in DeKalb after fight at Waffle House


Musician Kid Rock was arrested in DeKalb County early Sunday morning after police said he and his entourage beat up a customer at a Waffle House.

Rock, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, was finishing a meal at Waffle House in the 2800 block of Buford Highway about 5:15 a.m. when a customer recognized a woman in his entourage and began exchanging words with her, said county police spokeswoman Mekka Parish.
DeKalb Sheriff's Office

Ritchie, 36, joined the exchange, which soon escalated into a physical fight between the rocker and the man, Harlem DeJon Akins, 39, police said.


After the arrest of T.I. last week and the fact that a WHITE MAN who is also a musical entertainer was arrested for his illegal activities I now believe that the universe is back in order as justice has been served. :-/

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Madonna Bags $120 Million Contract - Usual Suspects Against CEOs Silent




Madonna Bags $120 Million Contract

Let me get this straight - there is a big problem with CEOs who used to make 40 times more than the lowest worker on the totem pole and now make 400 times their amount BUT when Madonna and so many other entertainers make a mega million dollar contract they are SILENT.

If we did a formula with an JOBS CREATED/INCOME ratio these entertainers would be far lower than the CEOs.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Hey Wait A Minute Michael Moore (and Lou Dobbs)


I had the movie "The Big One" on my NetFlix list. I don't recall putting it on there. It was Michael Moore's movie about unemployment............in 1997!!!!!! Hey wait a minute that was Bill Clinton's term when the economy was booming.

Curious though Moore covers the subject of unemployment but PRESIDENT Bill Clinton is not ATTACKED in the movie as the incumbent as he attacks evil George Bush in his two recent films.

I have noted previously that the year 1998 had the highest number of corporate layoff than the past 10 years at that time.




I bring in Lou Dobbs because I have started (once again) to record his show (and am trying to stomach watching it). His hard hitting populism seems contrived and it can only be attractive to the highly embittered among us. But the key point is that last night when they were discussing food safety of imported meat the reporter pointed to the ping pong match between the FDA and Congress with the FDA saying they don't have the authority and the Democratic Congress saying that they never asked. Mr. Dobbs stepped in and said that it was the BUSH ADMINISTRATIONS FAULT!! This smaller government bias of the Bush Administration actually means that Americans are exposed to risk based on ideology. He went on and on and on.

Don't get me wrong - I listen to Link TV - the left wing channel and I like their muckraking. They uncover things that politicians must answer to. At least their are sincere with their agenda. Mr. Dobbs seems to have figured that this is a niche that he can exploit and he is going for it.

Maybe if and when the Democrats take over the entire Government Mr. Dobbs will show his willingness to attack equally? I won't hold my breath on him or Michael Moore, Daily Show, Steven Colbert Show, Black talk radio.....the list goes on.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

When Your Company Is On The Brink.........You Go On STRIKE!!!!



Yeah UAW.
That's the way to insure job security for yourselves.
You are really going to show them!

The UAW has plans to turn Toyota's various plants into union shops by waiting for more UNEMPLOYED auto workers from Michigan to relocate to towns with Toyota plants and wait until a union favorable work force is present.

With their current strategies they are going to have a larger set of unemployed workers to deal with. $1,500 of every car GM sells goes to employee health care. The labor union needs to come to grips with the fact that the days of the PENSION are over with. I have had a 401k for the duration of my career. They fear placing money and responsibility into the employee's hands.

CNN gets the biased news reporting award. On the Lou Dobbs show, one of the show's reporters in continuing the shows theme about "The War Against The Middle Class" told of these MANAGEMENT MISTAKES that GM has made to get them into the current bind. I hear this same talking point when I debate various progressives but NONE have thus far noted that one possible MANAGEMENT MISTAKE is in yielding so much of the company's resources to the labor union and thus placing itself into an uncompetitive situation. They definitely were not talking about that mistake.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Sing That Song Again Barry Manilow?


Let me understand you Barry.

In your logic it is Elizabeth Hasselbeck who is the one force that is repulsive on "The View"?

Despite the fact that right now there is a 3 on 1 deck stacked in your favor regarding ideology - you FEAR the conservative Hasselbeck? I take it that you won't be appearing on the Bill Mahr show either because, what a surprise - he also goes with the 2 liberal and 1 conservative guest format - he making up the 3 liberal in the debate.

You hate Hasselbeck but no doubt felt comfortable with Rosie O'Donnell and her loonyness? 9/11 was an inside job and so many other "Area 51" type theories didn't bother you?

Some people being the center of worship for so long in their lives don't appreciate the DIVERSITY that they chant in their own LIBERAL ideology. I am not a frequent viewer of "The View" but comparatively Elizabeth Hasselbeck does not breath the fire as several other individuals that I can think of. If she is enough to cause you to stay away it is YOU who has issues.

Manilow Cancels Appearance on 'The View'

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Hugo Chavez Threatens To Take Over The PRIVATE Schools In Venezula




Venezuela's Chavez May Take Over Schools
Sep 17 02:49 PM US/Eastern
By IAN JAMES
Associated Press Writer
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez threatened on Monday to close or take over any private school that refuses to submit to the oversight of his socialist government as it develops a new curriculum and textbooks.

"Society cannot allow the private sector to do whatever it wants," said Chavez, speaking on the first day of classes.

All schools, public and private, must admit state inspectors and submit to the government's new educational system, or be closed and nationalized, with the state taking responsibility for the education of their children, Chavez said.

A new curriculum will be ready by the end of this school year, and new textbooks are being developed to help educate "the new citizen," said Chavez's brother and education minister Adan Chavez, who joined him a televised ceremony at the opening of a public school in the eastern town of El Tigre.

The president's opponents accuse him of aiming to indoctrinate young Venezuelans with socialist ideology. But the education minister said the aim is to develop "critical thinking," not to impose a single way of thought.



Once again - NOTHING will be said by his Progressive American supporters on this one.
They are still shouting "STOP BUSH before he goes too far!!"

Monday, September 17, 2007

Fundamentalist Islam Seeks To Establish A Beachfront In The West


MUSLIM AMERICANS: Brotherhood's plan to tear down U.S.

Sadly - just like the communists of the past - I have little doubt that the first people these Fundamentalist Islamic Extremists will recruit the people with the greatest grievances first.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Iraq vs Afghanistan

I just finished watching CNN "Special Investigative Unit". They did a piece "Afghanistan - Under The Veil" in which they reviewed the nation 6 years after the American invasion to see how life is today after the Taliban has been disposed of. Where as this piece was very fair - it showed that FUNDAMENTALISTS don't easily change I could not help but to notice the great double standard and hypocrisy between the political cajoling of Iraq vs Afghanistan.

Where as the call in Iraq is for the US troops to leave so that the people can settle their own issues via their government give and take.....In Afghanistan many of these same left wing politicians point to the PROBLEMS that have been allowed to brew up due to the ABSENCE OF enough US troops to keep a lid on the radical fundamentalists. The CNN report showed how today young girls who were banned from school in the country are now in school. The major challenge, however, is that the international community has FAILED to deliver the funding that was promised to meet the demands for schools to house these girls. So the USA is condemned internationally by "Peace Actor-vists" for our military engagement YET the rest of the world who did not "waste" their money on the military industrial complex but have FAILED to come through with humanitarian support are allowed to skate free.


Where as some of the people opposed to the Iraq War because it was an "unjust war" (Barack Obama) they support the war in Afghanistan because they are the one's who attacked us on 9/11. REALLY? Sure Al Queda attacked the USA. Sure it was the Taliban that gave portions of Al Queda cover.......but surely you can't tell me that the current surge by the Fundamentalists in Afghanistan are connected to 9/11 and thus we should send troops there to put them down? This is nothing more than a CONTRARIAN piece of rhetoric that they know will never be followed upon - but it sounds good.

Today's Afghanistan is evidence that 6 years is not enough time to change deep seeded views of the world. Short of KILLING THEM ALL and depending on the kids to develop new culture - the SAME CLAIMS that MILITARY cannot be the only means for societal change must be the same in Afghanistan as it is in Iraq.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

IRAN Bombs Iraqi Villiage - Don't Worry The World Won't Say Anything

Iran reportedly bombs villages in northern Iraq

MARDOW, Iraq - As explosions boomed in the distance, a Kurdish woman stood outside her house and pointed to where shells scorched parts of her father’s grapes and plum orchards.

“It was a bad day when some 20 shells hit our village in a single day last week. We were crying as we prayed to God to protect us from the bombs of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” said Serwa Ibrahim, one of the few remaining villagers in Mardow, about 25 miles from the Iranian border.


Where there is typically condemnation of US military actions of a similar vein it is doubtful that the usual suspects will say anything about the actions of Iran in Iraq.

Monday, August 27, 2007

UAW & Their Failed Atttepts To Unionize "Red State" Auto Plants

So the story goes - the UNION is responsible for providing high wages and good working conditions, not the actual company who employs the people. We see who provides the benefits when the evil corporations moves away and the union is left behind with their "living wage" mandates.

Now the unions have switched to a different tactic it seems. They are depending on laid off union workers from the idle rust belt states to infiltrate these new Southern state auto plants and flip the staff toward unionization in due time.

Does anyone notice that these foreign auto manufacturers when given a choice of where to setup their plants chose these Southern, "Right To Work" states? Despite the claim - these non-unionized work forces are making good money and they have a good working environment. All the while the legacy "Big 3" auto makers are preparing for massive job cuts and possible salary and benefit reductions. Why on Earth would someone seek to move south and RECREATE the conditions that lead to failure?

UAW softens tactics in union-wary South

UAW to Try Organizing Toyota Again

Oh What a Feeling! The UAW Targets Toyota

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Bill Moyers - Propagandist & Operative #1



I have to admit that I love watching the Left Wing media. (I just picked up the latest version of International Socialist Review magazine yesterday in order to read up on what their hero Hugo Chavez was doing).

I tape the Bill Moyers Journal every week just to hear what he has to say. Since I am in the telecommunications business it is always interesting in listening to his latest rant. This week he is claiming that media consolidation is harming American's ability to get the news.

I am forced to map this claim against what I saw last weekend. With a house guest from Jamaica we were able to listen to direct radio broadcasts FROM JAMAICA live in our kitchen firmly planted (and dry) in the United States.

While we are being treated to a whirlwind of new media and means of forming social networks - Mr. Moyers and his left wing conspiracy theorists are fearing that "old media" is dying because of its consolidation, mostly due to their inability to make a profit due to the great loss in consumers who are going elsewhere. How is it that in a time of innovation Mr. Moyers and others are claiming that we are in fact LOSING?

I bet that if we were on the verge of the development of the automobile industry Mr. Moyers would be fretting the loss of the horse carraige manufacturing companies.

After watching his very slanted documentary about "Losing our Internet" I realize that there is no hope for Mr. Moyers. I am glad that even leftwing politicians have thus far rejected his claim that "Net Neutrality" is needed. What Mr. Moyers and other anti-capitalists don't realize is that the access networks that they are exposed to at the local level "does not the Internet make". They seem to be oblivious to the million dollar switches that aggregate traffic and send it across the nation at OC-768 speeds. In their hatred of corporations they are inclined to hurt investment in the next generation Internet architecture that SURELY won't be paid by those getting FREE Internet access nor from Google who makes its money from advertisers.

What kills me the most is the opening of Mr. Moyers show. After listing the contributions from the various "foundations" that were funded by rich industrialists that USED TO sit attop CORPORATIONS when gets to "The Mutal Of Omaha" he makes the point that is it their "our sole corporate sponsor". I must also note that he had Bill Gates on for a civil interview. It seems that after years of CORPORATE actions to create wealth Mr. Gates is now a "good guy" because he has largely retired and is handing out his billions for good causes. If Moyers had his way - Gates would never have been able to amass his fortune in the first place.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Credit To A Progressive That Goes After High Paid Educators

Enrich students, not college officials
http://www.ajc.com/opinion/content/opinion/stories/2007/08/23/abroaded_0824.html


I am forced to give praise to Maureen Downey of the AJC. For years I have noted the double standard with regards to the steady increases of "invoices" submitted to consumers of prescription drugs and gasoline but the silence about tuition. The same Progressive that attacks the evil corporation and who demands that the government cut funding to pharmaceutical firms also demands that the government INCREASE money sent to schools.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Hugo Chavez Makes Power Moves, His American Cheerleaders Are Silent

Imagine if the imperial George W. Bush made a move to dismantle the 2 term limit for the American presidency, made it easier for the federal government to confiscate private land and closed down an opposition broadcast channel - let's say Pacifica Network in America. No doubt you would see the American Left up in arms, decrying evil Bush as a dictator. They would take the streets to oppose this man's actions.

For some strange reason when it comes to Hugo Chavez various American leftist have a rather endearing view of this man. From Sean Penn to Danny Glover they can't seem to contain themselves over the consolidation of power that this man has done in the name of "the little people".

It is clear that the left looks at "the intentions" more than "the tactics" that are used to get toward a glorious end.

A close friend of mine told me how much he is enamored by both Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro. Both are standing up against the American imperialist. He told me that he thought of himself as a "communist" in that only communism is able provide for the little people. As an American I had to remind him that he is an American. I had to remind him that he lives in a half million dollar house and that he and his wife has a combined income that places them in the top 5% of Americans......"what other than mere words makes you a communism?"


Chávez proposes additional powers
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/3e9e940e-4bb6-11dc-b67f-0000779fd2ac.html


Soaring oil revenues have allowed Mr Chávez to finance generous social spending that has won him strong support among the poor. Mr Chávez was voted in for a second term in December last year by some 60 per cent of the electorate


ExxonMobil gets attacked in America for raking in record profits that benefit their shareholders, pension funds and employees. Hugo Chavez gets cheered for using its proceeds from the same run up in oil to care for his citizens. Go figure.

Monday, August 6, 2007

If Bush Did Not Invade Iraq These Suicide Bombers Would Not Be Forced To KILL THEIR OWN PEOPLE!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20121786/site/newsweek/

So goes the logic of those who are painted into the logical corner with their stance on the war in Iraq. I have long said that one essential element of the analysis of some is the assumed INFERIORITY and SAVAGRY of the Iraqis as the precontext of their attempts to manage the war via a war against George Bush. For one debate opponent no action done by the Iraqis after the fact can be placed upon their shoulders EVEN AFTER THE AMERICANS DEPART. Bush's invasion set off these series of events and we thus must look at the source. Of course this il-logic also inherently means that the rule of Saddam was acceptable and all that he did was just since it had the country kept in check even if terror was the primary means of accomplishing this.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Michael Moore Battles Wolf Blitzer

I listened to the re-broadcast of Michael Moore debating Wolf Blitzer on a number of topics - particularly health care and the Iraq War. It seems that Dr. Sanjay Gupta is now an "enemy of the state" in in Moore's world and after one film Moore is now a greater expert in the medical field than is Dr. Gupta.

Now get this Moore says that Gupta's credibility is shattered because he was an imbeded reporter with the AMERICAN TROOPS IN IRAQ!!!!! I can only guess that Moore would shower praise upon him if he were to hang out with the insurgents that we are fighting there. Blitzer set Moore straight, telling him that Gupta actually went to the Army field medical camps and reported from a MEDICAL PERSPECTIVE on how these doctors were using medical techniques to save people's lives....US Soldiers, Iraqi combatants and innocents.

It seems that Moore's magical exlier is to have THE GOVERNMENT to take over the health care system and this move alone is going to be the fix for all that plagues us. Why doesn't he note that where as today the evil health insurance firm who is denying coverage is simply going to be replaced by a government bureacrate who's effective actions will be the same as EVENTUAL BUDGET CUTS/CONTAINMENT will have rationing or make certain procedures unavailable due to constraints.

Till then some people will look forward to the day in which the government provides a fee nanny for all new mothers to assist them in their recovery. Just like in France. I take it that the African immigrants who a few years ago had nightly protests against the government weren't pacified by their healthcare coverage.

It is hard to believe that someone actually support Dennis Kucinch - that'd be Michael Moore.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Pakistan Critical of Barack Obama's "Troop Deployment" Statements - They Must Be Racists

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,291982,00.html

Pakistan Criticizes Obama on Comments
Pakistan criticized U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama on Friday for saying that, if elected, he might order unilateral military strikes against terrorists hiding in this Islamic country.

Top Pakistan officials said Obama's comment was irresponsible and likely made for political gain in the race for the Democratic nomination.

"It's a very irresponsible statement, that's all I can say," Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khusheed Kasuri told AP Television News. "As the election campaign in America is heating up we would not like American candidates to fight their elections and contest elections at our expense."


How dare they attack our shining prince?
Don't they know that Obama believed that the "war in Iraq was a MISTAKE in the first place" is his major policy stance on the war? Obama represents HOPE!!! How could the Pakistanis be so crude as to not get on board the Obama bus?

They don't realize that Obama would "sit down with" the Islamic radicals that the government is fighting. This sit down talk, once he gets the American presidency is going to bring world peace.

Clearly the Pakistanis don't appreciate good things.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Pro-Illegal Immigrant Leftists; We Can't Create A Patchwork of Laws At The State Level

So said the defenders of illegal aliens on the "NPR". They were debating the policies adopted in the town of Hazelton PA to crack down on illegal aliens.

The argument used by those who sought to protect the illegals against unfair punishment is that the Federal Government has the responsibility for the enforcement of immigration policy and thus states and cities should not be allowed to pass laws on the subject lest we have a patchwork of laws across the country.

As I listened to this argument I couldn't help but think about several issues in which they are inclined to think just the opposite, by-passing the feds if they are seen to be too slow:

* the adoption of Auto Emissions standards in excess of the Federal standards
* a "patch work" of state minimum wage laws
* "states rights" when it comes to the legality of medical marijuana
* ditto for assisted suicide

Proof Of Supremacy In The Terror War

Afghan Police Find Body of Second South Korean Hostage
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,291474,00.html


Once again the so called "War On Terror" produces evidence of the asymmetric war that is being fought before our eyes. All acts of brutality and terror by the US forces make it to the front pages of various left leaning news sources. The tales of an American solider claiming to have witnessed various atrocities done by American soldiers in Iraq are published in the left leaning New Republic magazine.

For some strange reason, however, the Talliban, Al Qaeda and Al Qaeda in Iraq can do whatever they please and the news reports of their brutal actions do not raise a whimper by these same forces of "Global Justice for Humanity". You want to set off a chlorine bomb, which has been banned as a weapon since WWI? Be my guest. Just don't be an American doing it. You want to kill hostages as a condition of provoking other action out of your enemy - Geneva Treaty be damned? You had better make sure that the human rights groups in your nation are thoroughly intimidated thus maintaining their silence.

The fact of the matter is - for one to express his moral outrage as a condition of getting another to change his behavior - this other beings must GIVE A DAMN ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK for your views to impact him. Thus since these agents listed above don't care about what these human rights groups think - they are nullified.

But it goes both ways - these Human Rights groups believe that these rogue agents are INFERIOR to the US forces so when they act out as such they are only doing what they are EXPECTED to do.

This war cannot be resolved until the Human Rights groups and the Muslim entities around the world demand of these people as they make demands of the United States.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Banks Making Big Bucks From Overdraft Fees

Banks pull in $17.5 billion in overdraft fees
http://www.ajc.com/business/content/business/stories/2007/07/27/overdraft_0729.html?cxntlid=homepage_tab_newstab

I am all for capitalism and "let the market decide" but these banks are out of control. In theory their new automated systems to validate identitites and make it easier for us to access our money should allow them to reduce their fees as automation takes the place of human intervention. Instead fees have become a profit center for them. In allowing you to use your Visa Debit card to make purchases when you don't have money in your account they know that you are going to be hit for $35 per pop.

I try to use my credit union debit card for petty cash purchases so that I don't allow the mega bank's fees to hit me. I wish that a bank, seeing an opportunity to take customers away from banks who are raking in money when their customers make a mistake will offer a checking account with a $15 maximum NSF fee.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

The Domestic War on "The War on Terrorism"

The current coordinated insurgence by various leftwing forces in the United States is unmistakable. Adding to these voices is Senator Dick Durbin on CNN today and the latest editorial attack by the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Cynthia Tucker.

In both case it is Bush who is at fault for the thinking and actions of Al Qaeda. Had Bush only stayed in Afghanistan and killed Bin Laden - the world would be at peace today.

The key point that I notice is that the Anti-Bush faction must argue on the basis that "the other direction" would have proved to be more successful. We must buy into this notion and, more importantly, accept the point that the PEOPLE WE ARE FIGHTING AGAINST would have been mollified had we simply killed their leader and stayed out of Iraq. Where as now there is finally an Al Qaeda threat in Iraq - as long as they get to mention that BUSH'S ACTIONS DREW THEM THERE......we are not allowed to make note that had we stayed in Afghanistan that we, still being "infidels" would have drawn them to Afghanistan.

Thus we are left to conclude 'Afghanistan' good, 'Iraq' bad. It is funny that the same people who said we walked into the country of Iraq without permission want us to do the same in Pakistan to kill fighters who are in the mountains. No need for UN permission this time.

The political clouds are shaping up in America where the Democrats just might get their chance to take over on POLICY, since the current one is so failed - if you allow them to tell it in their domestic war against the war. What they will soon find out is that those who we are fighting have brains and are not partisans in the American political jousting match.

I personally hope that the Democrats win and thus have control of the 2 most active branches of our government. The holes that they have dug for themselves on many issues will prove unsurmountable.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

CEO vs Entertainer Pay

For the life of me I will never understand certain things in this world. A good friend of mine told me about his "date" last night with his wife to see Beyonce while she was in town. They, and about 50,000 other [strike]suckers[/strike] individuals paid $100 per ticket to be entertained by Beyonce.

The way I calculate it Beyonce and Mr. Noles made out pretty good last night.

50,000 x $100 per ticket = $5 million take for about 3.5 hours of entertainment. (There were a few other opening acts).

Flip over to the charge against the corporate executive. The common rant is that where as "back in the day" the CEO made about 40 times the amount of the lowest worker in the corporation and now it is more than 400 times that amount........I can recall where tickets for concerts were $19.50 and $25. A few short decades later and now it has gone past the $50 mark when Whitney Houston was hot and $75 when Luther did his final tour to a point where it is now $100 per pop.

WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE?

I bet that many of the people who attended last night's concert having shelled out $100 are also some of the people who complain that their public schools are underfunded as compared to the "suburbs". I am sure that this $100 could have purchased about 3 text books for their children.

Beyonce is said to have a Net Worth of $315 million (http://www.knowyournetworth.com/celebrity_net_worth.html)

Why is it that we hear searing attacks against Richard Grasso of the NY Stock Exchange or Nardelli of The Home Depot....but few people say a word about the gross inflation of salaries for entertainers.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

CNN Says Iraq Invasion Pissed Al Queda Off But They Were Cool With Afghanist

Note - Approximately 5:45pm eastern on CNN

A guest commentator on CNN made the case that after 9/11 we "had to" invade Afghanistan and the Muslim world who had much sympathy understood why we invaded Afghanistan.

Shortly afterward when the United States invaded Iraq the Muslim world turned against us. Now they are wearing Osama Bin Laden t-shirts in support of his efforts.


This is what pisses me off folks. Where as the evil Fox News is called to the carpet for their claims CNN and MSNBC are allowed to say relatively what they want and get away with it.

Did anyone listen to the latest video from Ayman al-Zawahiri? He listed HIS hotspots for Al Queda's war against the infidel as "Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Somolia".
How is it that Nancy Pelosi continue to claim that Iraq IS NOT a front on the "War On Terrorism" when the leader of the terrorist faction that we are fighting states that IT IS?

One has to believe that if evil Bush did not invade Iraq that Al Queda and the radical Muslims around the world would be loving the United States at this point. No one seems to ask them "the next logical question" as they spout their rhetoric.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Multi-Million Dollar Compensation - Spice Girls vs the CEO


I never claimed to be able to understand the way things work with respect to political/ideological outrage that takes place within this country.

The Spice Girls $20 Million Reunion Tour


Countless number of public CEOs have been dragged through the coals over their excessive compensation packages. $1 million, $10 million, $25 million, or the $100 million retirement/severance packages have been panned by the general public. All of this is accompanied by the stat that in the past the CEO made 40 times that of the average worker and now it is over 400 times.

Why is it that the entertainment industry is not inspected in the same way? 5 Spice Girls x $20 million is $100 million. This involves practice in getting the dance moves down, traveling to various cities, photo ops and then the actual concert. Not bad for $20 million a pop.

I ain't hating on them....just noticing the selective outrage.

Who creates more jobs between the Spice Girls and the evil CEO?

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Sicko - Michael Moore's Green Grass On The Other Side

Propaganda: noun: information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause

As I watched the documentary movie “Sicko” I could not purge my knowledge of “the other side of the story” to stop wondering why Michael Moore did not attempt to tell about what we know from recent news events that all is not rosy in the nations that he has visited during his medical tour. Clearly the North Africans who rioted for several night straight in France a few months ago didn't fully appreciate the benefit of free health care and a government agent who would come to their houses to assist with their babies. This ungrateful bunch they must be. Why didn't they see the France that these middle class, mostly White people who frolicked in the spirit of love in the parks and near water fountains that were shown in Michael Moore's movie. Of course the Cuban people who risk their lives to come to “screwed up America” do so because they know if they reach the point of near drowning or if they are stranded at sea for several days with exposure.....they can return to Cuba and receive free health care. With that risk removed their journey out of Cuba as one less worry standing in the way.

Michael Moore is guilt of propaganda. I say this not to say that there are not major problems with the American system that needs to be addressed – they do. I say this because Michael Moore's attempt was to promote the notion to people who either simply don't know or to people who are otherwise inclined to believe as he does that “there are somethings in life that are FREE”.

In my discussions I talk a lot about the attempts to ABSTRACT the COST of certain resources from the PRICE PAID for certain resources by the consumer. Michael Moore has violated this concept from start to finish in his movie. While the consumer of the inhaler is charged $0.05 per unit the cost of producing and shipping these items was not this paltry among.

Michael Moore's movie was equivalent to an aggrieved homeowner setting out a mouse trap. In doing so you go to the pantry and pick out the sweet smelling peanut butter or an aromatic piece of cheese with the goal of attracting your intended audience based on their senses but not the REASON. As I sat through the movie and listened to all of the “Free stuff” that was piled on to Moore's tale a cash register was going off in my head along with questions of “Who is paying for this stuff?”

Moore used the nation of France and their tendency to protest as a positive. I recall working as a consultant for a large global national corporation in my home city. They had an employee from France that had a long term assignment in their world-wide headquarters because of the project that I was assisting on. In his view as a Frenchmen getting anything accomplished in France was impossible due to the propensity of wildcat strikes which often shut down the country. Interestingly, however, Mr. Moore did not include the policies of the newly elected French president who's mission is to cut France's benefits so that she can be more competitive in an EU and world that is seeing jobs transfer out of France which is a high priced center for doing business over to former Eastern Bloc nations or elsewhere. I still could not get past the central question of the government nannies that Michael Moore posted in his movie. If these Northern African immigrants were brought to the streets in night after night of firery riots over their lack of jobs and their economic conditions, why didn't the government absorb them as “nannies” and other service agents for the Euro-socialist state? Might there be a racist undercurrent to the system in France?

In a timely NPR radio show on the drive home from seeing the movie an otherwise sympathetic health care analyst panned several element's of Michael Moore's depictions in the movie. He indicated that both England and Canada DO HAVE problems with long waits for medical services. France's system has avoided being plagued by these problems for a variety of reasons. (NPR's “Radio Times” in Real Audio- http://www.whyy.org/rameta/RT/2007/RT20070703_20.ram)
The bottom line of all of this is ECONOMICS. All health care systems in the world must juggle these three variables as they operate their systems

1) The cost of services provided to the consumer
2) The availability of medical procedures and drugs to the consumer (routine versus advanced)
3)The timeliness (ie: wait times) to of health care services provided to the consumer

Michael Moore panned the notion of a “for profit” corporation acting as the rationing agent for health care. These entities focus on cost containment rather than liberal provisions of services. The fact is that in a government system the rationing agent becomes the government. The same executive that makes the call in the corporate system becomes the government bureaucrat who is making the call in a government operated system. In the corporate model the executive might make a bonus for saving money. As England has shown over the decades of spending cuts and cost containment is the fact that the lack of funds in the system in aggregate provides the very same rationing that Mr. Moore has criticized. The economic theorem that there is no free lunch stands resolute.

United States
Marginal Tax Rate: 33%

France
Marginal Tax Rate: 53%

England
Marginal Tax Rate: 40%

Canada
Marginal Tax Rate: 47%

Cuba
Marginal Tax Rate: Unknown

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Islamic Group Finally Speaks Out Against The Use Of "Torture"

On the PBS show "Religious And Ethics Weekly" the Islamic group "Islamic Society of North America" was seen condemning the use of torture. This would be noted as a monumental and positive step forward EXCEPT...........they were talking about the government of the United States and its use of TORTURE.

I continue to hold out hope that somewhere in this world there is someone, some good meaning Progressive somewhere on this Earth who can explain the rules and the logic about what I have seen with my own eyes for the past several years!

Where as the world community has a keen eye out for the "atrocities" of the USA and report them with vigor, these same people are SILENT when it comes to the daily atrocities and down right barbaric and inhumane actions of many of the people who are fighting in the name of Islam.

*Where as the United States was thoroughly condemned for using what was thought to be "white phosphorus" in a bombing raid in Fallujah Iraq because it is a banned substance..........the "freedom fighters" in Iraq were using chlorine bombs to cause mass casualties. You see chlorine as a weapon was banned since World War I because of the great indiscriminate harm that it caused to ALL living things in its wake. I did not hear a peep out of this same conscientious community who now speak.

* Where as the USA was condemned for "desecrating the Qua'ran" when some soldiers faked as if they were flushing it down the toilet in one of the US prisons.....Muslim extremists routinely desecrate the book when they destroy the book during a bomb blast that also "desecrates" the Muslim that was carrying the book in his arms upon leaving the mosque. Both his body parts and the bits of the holy book that are strewn on the streets receive little condemnation from those who are pushing for a higher level of humanity in the world.

* Where as the various soldiers at Abu Ghrab prison secretly took pictures of the "torture" they were conducting against Iraqi prisoners - as they had them stacked naked, simulated electrification and had a raging dog inches away from a frightened prisoners body...oh and I can't forget the onerous action of sleep depravation. All the while this was going on under the threat of prosecution of these US military agents......the Muslim Extremists actively published their various decapitations, flooding the images out on the web. They wanted to publicize their unambiguous torture for the world to see.

This has been the most ASYMMETRIC war on record. I am not speaking of the differences in the armor between the fighting forces, clearly the USA is superior. I am speaking of the level of expectations and the management there in by the world's Human Rights bodies. They seem to EXPECT savagery from the Islamacists and thus when this is expressed....."it goes without saying". The supremacists assumptions must stop and the Islamacists need to be condemned by their Islamic brotheren as well.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Racism In Cuba? No Way!!


New attitudes on once-taboo race questions emerge in Cuba
by McClatchy Newspapers
http://www.popmatters.com/pm/news/article/43160/new-attitudes-on-once-taboo-race-questions-emerge-in-cuba/



Why is it that if you suggest to a Black American revolutionary that racism in America is not as bad as it used to be you will likely be dismissed as he points out continuing high unemployment rates, police brutality and other slights and ask "Am I supposed to feel thankful that they took their feet halfway off of my neck?" but in Cuba the mention of how the perpetual "Revolution" has allowed many Blacks to come out of the sugar cane fields but they remain more poor than the average Cuba - who is poor? Cuba which what 69% of its population with African blood has them far underrepresented in the Revolutionary government.

The fact is that many Black Leftists in America have a soft spot for Cuba (and Venezuela) and are willing to go uncritical of problem that they are screaming about in their home country of America. I get the sense that they are more interested in suppressing great gaps in wealth between people. As long as everyone is suffering relatively equally - these people who love this system of government from afar will continue their support from the comforts of evil United States of America.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

South Africa Does A "Ronald Reagan" To Striking Nurses


South Africa: Striking Nurses Fired After Warnings
http://allafrica.com/stories/200706100112.html


I get the sense that part of the reason why many Africans and other melanated individuals who immigrate to this country bring forth such a different perspective than what is likely to be heard from a native born African-American is that they often come from countries where they are "the law". In doing so there is no external force who they can point to as the source of their problems. (They leave this act to Americans who love them from a distance, telling them that it is the World Bank and the IMF, thus the Western Powers who are the cause of all of their ills).

This is a reasonable action by the government of South Africa to a group who was given due warning about the consequences of their actions.

Venezuela's Chavez Says TV Station Shutdown A Victory Over USA?

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/caribbean/sfl-avenchavez07jun07,0,7877318.story?coll=sfla-news-caribbean

I have to give credit where credit is due. In this case this credit certainly goes to Hugo Chavez of Venezuela. He has learned a very important skill in the process of getting what you want, the best interests of the people be damned. You see the key way to do this is to couch all of your efforts in the spirit of "working against the enemy". You sell your flock on this notion and then, watch out, the world is your oyster.

In this case Mr. Chavez has convinced the unwashed masses, and his leftist supporters in the United States that in shutting down the most popular television station in the country he has instead done a good thing. They were promoting filth on screen. He is going to replace the station with more wholesome content, you know - government owned propaganda.

What gets me the most is that there is a large Black leftist faction in the United States who have a soft spot for Chavez in their heart. Since Fidel Castro is on his last legs they have turned him in for a younger model. I can only ask - if a political figure in the United States yanked the license of let's say Pacifica Radio or Link TV for strictly political purposes as they too are highly critical of our government - how would our leftist American friends respond?

Thus far I have heard nothing from Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte, Cornel West nor Tavis Smiley on the subject of Hugo Chavez's act of censorship. They all visited the man over the past few years. They believed that it was important that this man be allowed to express his voice concerning the imperialistic actions of the United States on this southern continent and the damage that was done. If only they had a similar concern about the voice of the opposition to Chavez - who actually live under his rule - and they show concern about their expression. Chavez, the great liberator, has just taken away their voice.

Monday, June 11, 2007

The Purpose Of This Blog

This blog contains all of my rantings that don't fit the mold of my other two blogs.

Funcational Culture - A non-political review of Black culture and community. I attempt balance the submissions between affirmation of conscious Black people with some hard hitting criticism of our culture and how in its current state it is failing to TRANSFORM us as a people.

Within The Black Community - Is an unabashed critique of the policies stemming from the Black Quasi-Socialist Progressive-Fundamentalist Racism Chasers and how their initiatives do harm to our community and ultimately keep us stuck where we are today. I try not to go into general US politics/policy on this site. It is WITHIN the Black community only.

Thus the need for this 3rd Blog. Often times when I want to fire off a rant about the Iraq War, International Terrorism or American relations to the rest of the world the discipline applied to the other two blogs prevent me from making posts and thus taking the content off course.

This 3rd blog is an expression of the Uncategorical Rantings that fall outside of the other two.