sierrasombrero commented on the blog post Human Rights Groups Challenge Obama’s Claimed Targeted Killing Authority & Secrecy
Was 9/11 a targeted killing operation; a covert planned assassination of Americans? Does the jihadist bother to differentiate, as we do? No. If you could see the enormous checks, double checks and chain of command decisions our military imposes upon the front lines in our attempt to destroy the enemy using drones, you might want to shut up. As with any command, the inability to exercise lethal force in Afghanistan due to red tape has prolonged the conflict immeasurably. I have read letters written in frustration by trained soldiers hog-tied by regs… is it War or not? They can’t do their jobs, period. Dear USA, GTFO of foreign countries, stop the interventionist mindset once and for all! If I were el Presidente, I would mandate ANY FUTURE WAR TO BE FOUGHT WITH PSYCHODELICS, ACID, mda, mescaline… if you can’t beat em, dose em! Then, as they meander about noticing the soft textures of their cave dwelling, we round them up, like kids in a schoolyard… we have the technology… but outside-the-box perspectives aside, our military rarely shares command decisions with the herd.
sierrasombrero commented on the blog post We Are Still Radically Overcharged for Health Care
As our geriatric baby boomers recoil in abject horror at the money pit of aging and health care in the USA, medical tourism will more than likely explode, perhaps enuf to save the airlines… with countless thousands having procedures done ELSEWHERE… saving billions and stimulating a global marketplace…
…and, as competition gets more global, and regional corporate price fixing fails… prices will creep back down. I am going to Thailand this fall for periodontal work and acupuncture… easily saving 60, 70 and 80%, including food, travel and lodging! FU AMA, JAMA… may U all burn in hell for your greed.
The federal fear mongers have been busy since the 1950s… and with the demise of the American dream of a good life free of fear… we can see our pathetic culture swirling towards the big flush (revolution, civil disobedience) FUBAR
The SUN, heretofore ignored, has emitted its cyclic increased sunspot activity for most of 2012, cooking our planet… so global warming has to be prefaced by the sun for all of 2012…
… what rankles me is the utter denial that chemical cocktails and oceanic dead zones will get us long before florida sinks…
sierrasombrero commented on the blog post Dear Washington and Colorado Tokers: the Whole World is Watching
The ‘whole world’ will watch exactly nothing happen… Why?
#1 everyone who wanted cannabis already had/has it…. illegality is/was a technicality.
#2 All those existing dopers had jobs, paid taxes, drove cars, rented movies, bought extra munchies… what now will change?
#3 Again, since it was ‘illegal’, most huffers will do so discreetly, old habits die slowly…
During the 70s, our beloved government studied marijuana at UC Med Center, SF, Parnassus branch, choosing this location because of the large pool of chronic stoners in the nearby Haight/Ashbury area….
Unfortunately, the chronics exhibited better pin ball, chess, word associations and table tennis with a buzz-on… and career dopers had tar residues but none of the tissue inflammation found with an equivalent nicotine tar deposit…(zero negative findings)… so the federal G men deep-sixed all the results, making it very hard to find… even the pre-med students had to sign lengthy docs to be in on the study… even the brits challenge that usage causes sterility remains BS…
As for legality, our FUBAR federal G was never intended to infringe on human rights, but to protect and police them, man. God bless Bob Marley, poster child of ganja!
Flashback 100 years ago, When farmers typically bred early and often, sowing the seed that would eventually yield 10 healthy male/female farm workers who, when in season, had many double shift 16 hour days because their lives depended on it…crops coming in, ptting up hay, etc..starting by around 10 years old… farms have endless chores [...]
sierrasombrero commented on the blog post Poll Finds Americans Evenly Split on Marijuana Legalization
Pot has changed a lot since the 60s; stronger, greater variety and a far stonier buzz. The hybrid stuff costs more and seems to make the baby-boomer group tweeky and paranoid… some weed is so stony it makes folks a tad nervous.
Genetic manipulation has now created superweeds, and cultivators are now isolating medicinal attributes: mild detachment, pain deleting… what chronic pain? It doesn’t remove the pain, it allows you to transcend it!
Regardless, jailing non-violent offenders for an herb the Great One placed on earth is utter hubris. 2-faced Obama’s first act should be 2 mandate re-judging every drug conviction sans violence! Do it.
sierrasombrero commented on the blog post Analysis: Massachusetts Should be a Primary Target for Future Marijuana Legalization Efforts
Flashback to 2008… Lord Obama vows to never allow federal laws to interfere with state run, legitimized, medicinal dispensaries… then they shut down a third of CA’s dispensaries…. The premise; Illegal Profits at Marijuana Dispensaries! Oops! Nonprofits are allowed to earn profits… legal start to finish, but the use of those profits is subject to usage and distribution laws…
Flashback to the late 70s, when our federal govt concluded an in-depth study of cannabis but failed to find much wrong… the UC Med Center Marijuana Study (it vanished completely) disappeared…
As an American, a citizen and a human, my civil rights, including pursuit of happiness, is my inalienable right! In our ant-mound planet, many require the detachment and reverie afforded by good ganga… countless millions smoke weed and work… you’ld never know, BTW…
Alcohol is exponentially more destructive, yet legal. The challenge along the legal trail will be to tax and regulate equitably the entire supply chain, fairly and sanely enough to ensure that what happened in CA by the feds will never re-occur.
sierrasombrero commented on the diary post Will Obama’s second term finally fulfill his 2008 promises? (Part I) by Shahid Buttar.
“More to the point, will President Obama’s legacy include emerging American authoritarianism, or instead the recovery of constitutional freedoms lost over the past decade? While machinations in Washington will of course influence the answer, We the People will play a crucial role, well beyond the 2012 election, in determining the outcome.” I would like to [...]
sierrasombrero commented on the blog post A Glimpse of the Oligarchy’s View of the Future for US Workers
After our 150 years of migration from agrarian roots to industrial drones, the quantum leap required will be a return to serfdom, with mandates from a perceptive electorate ensuring living wages and retirement benies for tackling the pervading ecological problems of big AG… but nobody seems to see the forest from the trees…
So torches and pitchforks will line the road to our dubious future…
sierrasombrero commented on the blog post Report: 18 Million Americans Cannot Find Enough Food
The founding fathers, resurrected into 2012, would scoff at hunger in America… they would see mind-boggling cities and infrastructure beyond comprehension… and no doubt the giant mechanized agribusinesses would seem surreal….
As farmers, they would see monoculture farming for what it is; a non-sustainable mistake, a chemically dependent, soil depleting, and transport intensive big AG system with no incentives to improve human ecology.
Immediately, they would mandate urban community gardens, permaculture conversion of all currently irrigated public infrastructure, biomass buffer zones (mostly tree farms) to contain polluters, mandatory ride-sharing and hitching stations nationwide…. Welfare, food stamps? Not unless you unloaded 85 truck loads of public produce, or worked the soup kitchen routes, planted trees, baled alfalfa, strung fence, and other shovel-ready public works…
Entitlements?? Consider the farm boy, 16 yrs old, working 14 hour days, who, during hay season, had to turn 35000 bales of hay to dry correctly, then stack it up into about 10 stacks, each bale, at least 50 #, moved at least 4xs to final spot, 200# per bale, Xs 35K, equals 7 million pounds handled in eight weeks, 3500 tons… just part of a farm boys unpaid chores.
Our founding fathers would seek to reward such work, and tell the able-bodied welfare folks who won’t work for welfare to curl up and die… our 200 year exodus away from small, integral farms into the open arms of industry has ended. Stingy, boardroom-driven corporations have devalued human workers while technology, information and innovation inexorably liberate workers into perennial unemployment… America needs an organic mandate, right now…
Where’s T Jefferson when we need him most?
sierrasombrero commented on the blog post Obama’s Plans for a Second Term Include Rallying Public Opinion
How can anyone stomach a standing president who ignored all his campaign promises, offers frequent soundbites of tele-prompted rhetoric, using platitudes, comparisons, analogies and hyperbole to create speeches where no real transfer of information occurs… well spoken high rhetoric is just that, and meaningless campaigning is all he’s qualified to do… Whatever his vision is, it isn’t the vision of the American people. His pedantic elitism is now laid bare, yet he pontificates as if from heaven. Lord Obama has spoken… our country put the fox in the henhouse… and seems too stupid to acknowledge their/our enormous, collective delusion by considering Obama for anything other than a shovel-ready job… at Leavenworth fed pen…
sierrasombrero commented on the blog post DoJ Continues Closing Cases, Ends One Investigation Into Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio
A distant relative knows Joe A to be a thoughtful cop who understands illegal immigration ALWAYS includes, drugs, terrorists, criminals, murderers… look to Mexico to see zero middle class…violent drug cartels murdering everywhere, constantly pressuring the border northward…
Our imperial Pres. Bush sat with Canada and Mexico, handing off millions of marginal middle class Americans to replacement by hordes of poor… by mandate, without our knowledge or permission; NAFTA, the SPP (Security and Prosperity Partnership, IPA… etc etc… here, have a nice chunk of precious infrastructure…bargain prices.. and sure, go ahead and screw us for the full 88 year lease… a standing president who is an avowed globalist… but to what end? Ending the middle class with BS presidential mandate…ad naseum… treason or reason? I say treasonous…
Vincente Fox, after the NAFTA meetings, was asked if our meglomaniacal generosity would really help Mex grow a middle class, said matter-of-factly, If Mexicans want a middle class life, move to the USA…, with zero reaction response from the presidency allowing such high handed anti-american sleaze… WTF our disappearing prosperity was mandated…
Consider our ADA mandate, a massive knee jerk causing trillions and billions in work across the land, but, like the Natl Park with a wheel chair access ramp, crapper, sink and entry door at public toilets only reached by hiking or horseback…
“But what if a cripple, who rode horseback and had a collapsable wheelchair, could get to the toilet”? Our parents would say, shit outside… but our PC planet wants to legislate a perfect world, inexoribly screwing themselves… the DoJ is an oxymoron… let’s start holding politcal malfeasance culpable, and Leavenworth has a shiovel ready Job for Obama-san
Your usage of wingnut intrigues me and, for now, let’s assume you mean duffus or dipshit…something utterly dense and innate.
I concur regarding ‘peak wingnut’; a collective consciousness attained after continuous (wingnut) political frustration and malfeasance… political wingnuts at large, inundating virtually everything, “lunatics not just running the asylum, but they’re having their own County fair there,…”…
I agree with the metaphor, but the message is BS… it isn’t half the USA that’s crazy… it’s our socio-biological heritage beached on the sandbar of our shrinking world….sex…procreation…home…work…survival…, and rhetoric will never change squat… we are all guilty of allowing PEAK WINGNUTS INTO ELECTED OFFICE, capice? PEAK WINGNUTS permeate every aspect of American life….
A fish stinks from the head first…bottom line it; our acceptance of inferior politicians increased exponentially since JFK… Peak Wingnuts are now institutions hellbent on self preservation.. look at all the self-interest laws they allow… look into congress and the senate and Obama… dilettantes, ‘wingnuts’, jerkwads.. marginal competence everywhere… we are all crying for change!
The ‘mackerel in the moonlight’ is our 2 party, corporately corrupted, greed inundated and mostly useless system. Listen here Hag, I am certain you can’t compose your version of Utopia either, but you can blame the wingnuts on both sides equally…
Oh, if we continue to elect people trained to hump the daylights out of other humans (ATTORNEYS, 61% of elected wingnuts)… I say TFB, U all asked for it…, the USA, the home of the brave and the land of the incarcerated, where 71% of all laws are unenforceable…
Obama? OBAMALONEY incapable of inspired thought (an attorney)…
sierrasombrero commented on the blog post The NYPD’s New For-Profit Ready-for-Export Supercomputer Surveillance System
A fish stinks from the head first… our government is so totally void of genuine representation it now has zero moral high ground, no pulpit for preaching their paid-for platitudes…
Listen, and realize Obama speaks with forked tongue; rhetorically slick but built on lies and false premises… his words amount to preaching, as also seen in the preachy cadence of his soundbites… or is that caused by the teleprompter?
Our cell phones and personal electronics have done more to curtail incidental crime than this Big Bro BS ever will… this article ignores the facts. Yes, abhore the kneejerk fascism after 9/11… that scummy jihadist won that skirmish… So, if U hang in the Big City… it’s SHO-TIME everybody…BFD boohoohoo… find some ecologically pertinent news to help our species survive the stupidity of our run-aground 2 party system.
Really, 13/Ready (above) says it best “They can catch the serfs eating the rich”
sierrasombrero commented on the diary post Michael Klare: Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy Becomes Everyday Reality by Tom Engelhardt.
Baron Von Cheddarwurst, consumption is a symptom of overpopulation. The real post-apocalyptic fantasy is our continued reliance on big agriculture, big oil, big pharma and vested interest (government), corporate rape of human and environmental resources. Chinese smog directly kills 22 million annually, with another 135 M made very sick, while continuing to build new coal-fired [...]
Recently, geologist referred me to the fact that in geological time, earth’s weather was a severe roller coaster of changing conditions… but the last 15,000 years were, by comparison, quite tame, allowing agriculture and man to reach 7 billion and counting… If the roller coaster starts again.. we’re all FUBARed and SNAFUed… nature will cure [...]
sierrasombrero commented on the diary post Michael Klare: Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy Becomes Everyday Reality by Tom Engelhardt.
Solar scientists have identified 2012 as an intense solar flare/sunspot year with a huge spike in global heating as the result… While global warming may be undeniable… it remains elusive scientifically. What scares me most is our total reliance on ancient sunlight (oil) to feed our starving masses, coupled with the severe ecological ignorance of [...]
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