• Would it really be that bad if Iran took over Saudi Arabia

    In terms of women’s rights, probably not. Iran, at least, has had times where women have been treated better. It’s cyclic. Iranian women have not always been forced to wear the chador, and while I could be wrong, I believe that they still have the ability to work and drive and be somewhat independent. I don’t believe Saudi women enjoy a similar level of freedom by a long shot.

    All those in the PTB who tout how great Team USA F*ck ‘Em!!11!! are at allegedly “liberating” downtrodden Muslim women in countries like Afghanistan are basically full of it (needless to say). One of our biggest allies, Saudi, has a horrible record on treatment of women. But Obama BOWS LOW to King Saud, and Bush kissed him on the lips. Get the picture???

    Rights of women, schmights of women…

  • In light of this non-enlightening vote, here is a little real news story from Sacramento highlighting how going to War will increase all the left-over War goodies going to PDs across the country (ala Ferguson MO).

    Just like the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq did a decade before, throwing down with a vaguely defined military threat tends to put the Pentagon in a charitable mood. Between 2006 and 2008, when the military transitioned its infantries to lightweight M4 carbine assault rifles, local police agencies scored thousands of free M16s and M14s.

    CA has had to cut all sorts of social welfare programs due to lack of money, but CA PDs have enjoyed a huge increase in Military grade hardware and other loot from the MIC. OUR tax dollar$ at work.

    Read it and weep.

  • Needless to say, “my” 2 bought off MIC War Hawk CA Senators aren’t on that list. DiFi is already counting the filthy lucre that will come her way, as is Boxer. Creeps.

  • So Riddle me again how we tell who’s “moderate” and who’s not?? And even IF – in Magical Thinking Land – we can somehow tell that some rebel is a “moderate,” what’s to stop that rebel from then turning into a fanatic??

    Seems like it’s a pretty slippery slope these days, anyway, as to how Team USA F*ck ‘Em!!!111!! determines who the “good” Jahadi’s are from the “bad” guys.

    Is it the Keffiya’s they wear? Maybe the MIC can consult with Rachael Ray?

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post Late Night: Hag to NYT: Drop Dead

    2014-09-19 06:05:13View | Delete

    I’m sure they resented the serfs like all get out for making them beg & grovel not to exit the UK. My concern is that they’ll be petty & angry & try to make the Scot’s pay for their effrontery. Teach ‘em a lesson! Don’t f*ck with power. Time will tell.

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post Late Night: Hag to NYT: Drop Dead

    2014-09-18 21:57:57View | Delete

    I hope that’s the outcome too, but the arrogance of the 1% these days is mind-boggling.

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post Late Night: Hag to NYT: Drop Dead

    2014-09-18 21:55:52View | Delete

    The PTB pulled a full court press at the last minute. Lotta fear-mongering plus appeals to olde Uk pride & solidarity + promises of better treatment & listening to needs. Even Betty Windsor was lured out to make a public appeal to her *subjects* not to abandon her!! How she must’ve loathed that ! Kowtowing to the serfs!

    Yeah I think it’s too bad. Really the City won, and I’m sure there’s much condescending laughter in those exclusive men’s clubs in London. A shame really.

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post Late Night: Hag to NYT: Drop Dead

    2014-09-18 21:34:38View | Delete

    Glasgow voted Yes, but I believe Aberdeen voted No. Very close but think its over now. The No’s have it.

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post Late Night: Hag to NYT: Drop Dead

    2014-09-18 21:32:59View | Delete

    Seems now official that Scotland voted No by very narrow margin.

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post Late Night: Hag to NYT: Drop Dead

    2014-09-18 21:28:30View | Delete

    Me too.

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post Late Night: Hag to NYT: Drop Dead

    2014-09-18 21:27:29View | Delete

    Microsoft cutting something like 14% of global workforce. New Chinese Internrt company go public with initial share price of $68. Maybe Scotland should vote Yes & align with BRICS.

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post Late Night: Hag to NYT: Drop Dead

    2014-09-18 21:18:38View | Delete

    BBC projecting No. Not official. Guess we’ll find out how the City responds.

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post Late Night: Hag to NYT: Drop Dead

    2014-09-18 21:14:24View | Delete

    They’d be divided & stalemated like USA?

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post Late Night: Hag to NYT: Drop Dead

    2014-09-18 21:12:32View | Delete

    $7mill homes in Vail are for the white trash poseurs. If you ever catch the Sunday Wall St J (now owned by Rupert Murdoch ), they advertise estates in the $30mill range. $7mill is for servants quarters.

    Seriously, when I see the levels of wealth catered to these days, it’s really outrageous.

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post Late Night: Hag to NYT: Drop Dead

    2014-09-18 20:53:39View | Delete

    Glasgow has voted yes. 75% turn out.

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post Late Night: Hag to NYT: Drop Dead

    2014-09-18 20:51:55View | Delete

    I miss her! Come back Haggie! We need your wit & curlers.

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post Late Night: Hag to NYT: Drop Dead

    2014-09-18 20:50:48View | Delete

    Perth voted No. 45 Yes. 55 No.

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post Late Night: Hag to NYT: Drop Dead

    2014-09-18 20:49:36View | Delete

    Possibly. It has been interesting. Would be nice if it made the City become more responsive to 99s. Won’t hold my breath.

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post Late Night: Hag to NYT: Drop Dead

    2014-09-18 20:47:20View | Delete

    North Lanectshire(?) went Yes. South Lannectshire went No. Very close. Glasgow could be decider. Coming soon.

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post Late Night: Hag to NYT: Drop Dead

    2014-09-18 20:43:43View | Delete

    I know! Gah! Bobo! How low can you go? Horrid.

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