another excellent, thought-provoking roundup, Brandon. much appreciated.
best wishes on the finals!
Sarah @9: thanks for the recap of “forgotten history” of the $5 billion “yats is our guy” USian coup less than 10 months ago.
Listening to today’s gleeful reports of the economic havoc the USian gov’t has engineered against the Russian people and the sanctimonious mouthings of just-the-opposite kerry has enhanced my outrage at the successful 24/7 USian propaganda machine. it continues to leave me stunned at the complete ignorance USians have of the world outside the increasingly militarized, fortified US borders.
in future, the south border wall may be to keep us in as well as the central and south american people out.
karenjj2 commented on the blog post Palestinian American Activist Rasmea Odeh Bonds Out of Jail After Government Fails to Block Release
very pleased and relieved to read this news, Kevin. thank you!
karenjj2 commented on the diary post A Quick Whirl Around the Fracking World: 11 Dec 2014 by KateCA.
reading Kate’s summary of fracking the Americas makes me wish the financial meltdown would hurry up so most of these planet-destroying projects would die.
re citibank: i, for one, would cheer at its demise.
karenjj2 commented on the diary post Like Canada’s Harper Government, Obama Administration Muzzling Its Scientists by Steve Horn.
page not found; also note date is may 2nd.
Steve’s posts are environment and climate change rather than financial.
re this post: just one more example of obomba admin saying one thing and doing opposite: “open and transparent gov’t” NOT!
karenjj2 commented on the blog post Judge Masipa rules prosecution can appeal her decision in Pistorius case
the ammuniton alone is sufficient proof of intent to kill or destroy whoever or whatever he fired the gun at. x4. period.
i’m glad that the prosecution is attempting to point out that fact to the appeals court.
James @ #33: looks like you and i are on the same page as i just posted this on the Woodfox thread:
Lousiana Colonel Nail is a perfect example of the dehumanization that results from being born and raised in toxic petroleum fumes; he’s no different than any Nigerian tribesman working for the Global Banana Corp., llc, usi, taking his sadistic pleasures as he can.
No USian with any awareness of the fact that this empire has the highest (increasingly privatized to Nail’s ilk) prison population in the world; and that the only future job security will be military, “administering or enforcing” law or as guard/prisoner.
I sincerely doubt that appealing to Nail will have any effect as the contuning punishment is arbitrary. I would consider going to the most recent appeals court decision-maker and camp out until the judge(s) enforce their decision and/or incarcerate Nail for contempt. we all know the law is toothless, might as well demonstrate it for the world to see…
any one who doubts our banana republic status need only read crane-station’s thread where the usian congress has handed “federal lands” to a global mining corp for resource extraction.
deja vu “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” indeed! who ya gonna call? Banana Holder?
karenjj2 commented on the diary post Albert Woodfox Has Been Denied Contact Visits for Almost 2 Years; Please take action! by Angola 3 News.
Lousiana Colonel Nail is a perfect example of the dehumanization that results from being born and raised in toxic petroleum fumes; he’s no different than any Nigerian tribesman working for the Global Banana Corp., llc, usi, taking his sadistic pleasures as he can. No USian with any awareness of the fact that this empire has [...]
good news, Kevin! one down, two to go.
i concur completely with Sarah B’s comment and add my thanks for your work, Kevin.
i’m in a continuing state of outrage fatigue.
thanks, Brandon; thorough roundup as usual.
Odeh’s treatment is disgusting; dual citizen Chicago mayor has to be at the root of this dispicable situation. one more illustration of corrupt government persecution “just because we can.”
karenjj2 commented on the blog post Federal Appeals Court Rules ATF ‘Reverse Stings’ Do Not Constitute ‘Outrageous Government Conduct’
if the ATF, et.al., have the time and money to set up these sting ops, they are over staffed and over funded. Great place for budget cuts.
thanks, Kevin, for the follow up on this; at least we now know that the judges are as disgusted with these cases as we are. just wish they’d upheld the lower court ruling and let the ATF chase their tails.
karenjj2 commented on the diary post State Department Keystone XL Contractor ERM Bribed Chinese Agency to Permit Project by Steve Horn.
in answer to your “teachable moment” question. the bribery corruption case in China does not apply to US as it is “legal” for the polluter to hire approval documents for the USian gov’t agencies to rubberstamp.
karenjj2 commented on the diary post Is the Cop Who Murdered Eric Garner About to Be No-Billed? by wendydavis.
very good discussion inspired by your work, Wendy. always read your byline tho usually too late to contribute to the comments.
if the video soundtrack has voice saying “let him go” or some such, wouldn’t that indicate “gross disregard” for wellbeing??
karenjj2 commented on the blog post U.S. to Use Psych Tests to Vet Syrian Rebels for Moderateness
thanks, Peter. this is one more confirmation that the 70-80′s frat house boys are still running the USian corps’ global-war-is-good-for-business policy.
if we saw the original beer-stained, torn and dusty notebook, it would probably reference the “domino theory” or successful overthrow of Chile and Iran’s elected gov’ts that they are replicating throughout the world today including NORCOM’s overt, covert US states-Central American gov’t overthrows.
the senile socio-psychopathic “policy makers” will continue to sow chaos until the western economic meltdown; “interesting times” indeed!
casinos are just a smaller con game compared to sports arenas; neither provides productive work in exchange for the community resources expended.
it’s pitiful that people think recreation facilities make sense when fewer and fewer people have the money for food and shelter.
very heartfelt best wishes for an uneventful hip replacement and pain free, rapid recovery, Jane.
thank you for leaving the lights on — the lake is home base for many of us and an informal structure will be just right over the holidays.
karenjj2 commented on the diary post Where’s Our Anti-War Propo? Lessons from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Pt 1 by spocko.
thanks, spocko. you’ve captured Collins’ anti-war trilogy and the use of propaganda by the protagonists very well. did you know that she wrote a 5-book underworld fantasy for pre-teens also illustrating the horrors of war and how the “leaders” propagandize (lie to) the citizens: the Underland Chronicles. Book 1: Gregor, the Overlander and just visited [...]
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