Synoia

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  • Synoia commented on the diary post My Long List of Words to Banish, 2014 Edition by Tammany Tiger.

    2014-12-25 12:54:45View | Delete

    I have a long list, including making nouns of verbs and verbs of nouns. However, I also realize that on this continent the primary Language is a set of North American dialects, which are derived from, yet not from English. (Se also South Africa, Australia and India for other dialects). Ok, lekker my mate? Y’all [...]

  • They work for management who are savage when facts are reported which contradicts what management desires.

    Thus to keep the jobs VA management tell upper management what upper management wants to hear.

    BO’s management style. Can you blame the lower levels?

  • The incompetent boobs are the ones cutting VA funding while increasing the supply of damaged veterans.

  • Colonies are expensive, which is why the British Empire sent the best and brightest to manage their colonies, and to manage them not to be a drain on the mother country.

    Colonies with an increasing number of insurgencies become a drain. That’s one of the reason the British empire was rolled up. Another is the drain caused by very expensive wars – WW I and WW II.

    War are the ultimate irresponsible spending spree. Infrastructure, education and welfare are investments.

  • Synoia wrote a new diary post: US Upset with Kingdom of North Korea

    2014-12-23 22:01:54View | Delete

    The US is blaming North Korea for damaging Sony, thereby executing the best PR campaign for a limited release “B” rated movie ever seen. This follows the Hollywood mantra “There is No Such Thing as Bad PR.” Before this incident many had not heard of, nor intended to see “The Interview “and it was scheduled [...]

  • Throw a billion dollars a year a anything and you’d get something. The quality of the something is very suspect.

    How are these results measured? If its mission and means are secret, how does we know it accomplished its mission? Especially given its predilection to lie.

  • Synoia commented on the blog post It’s Just a Shot Away

    2014-12-21 19:47:31View | Delete

    I posted this in the comment of another diary:

    The police backlash will be brutal (probably by replacing their cars with up armored Hummers), and will become more aggressive and ready to kill on sight.

    The response by communities who see the police as the enemy will be more of these attacks.

    All I can foresee is a death spiral of violence and killing, and the police become more violent in response to attacks, and attackers become more violent in response to unchecked police violence.

    At the root of this is the phrase:

    Not only must Justice be done, justice must be seen to be done

    and the perception after the latest killings is we have neither justice, nor a clear display of justice.

    I’d expect this to spread, and if a banker would be concerned about my personal safety if (when) there is another financial or banking crash I fear for my safety if I were a banker.

    On further thoughts: The loss of faith in the Justice System and a “firm response” of the authorities could tip communities over the edge of mass violence, community vs community (as exhibited by armed whits on the rooftops in Ferguson). How faith in the Justice System is to be restored is a question of leadership — a quality that does not appear in abundance in DC.

    At what point does such an outcome – massive repression begats massive retaliation, and so on in a downward spiral – lead to Martial law, Civil War, or both?

  • Synoia commented on the diary post The Sony hack… (warning: pure speculation to follow) by David Seaton.

    2014-12-21 16:57:33View | Delete

    Exactly right. You don’t actually leave “footprint” when you access a system.

    I notice the FBI is slow to release their “proof” for public inspection, and we do know our 3 letter agencies are paragons of truth.

  • Synoia wrote a new diary post: Ukraine Storm forecast over Cuba

    2014-12-21 16:40:23View | Delete

    In a new long range weather forecast designed to predict the spread of Neo-Imperialism from West to East, a severe new cell of potential Neo-Liberalism is being reported in the Caribbean, and is expected to make landfall on Cuba, so Batistering the Island Nation into a Neo-Liberal dream. The Bateristing of this new Ukraine Storm [...]

  • The police backlash will be brutal (probably by replacing their cars with up armored Hummers), and will become more aggressive and ready to kill on sight. The response by communities who see the police as the enemy will be more of these attacks. All I can foresee is a death spiral of violence and killing, [...]

  • Synoia commented on the diary post Why is Near Term Human Extinction Inevitable? by Robert J. Burrowes.

    2014-12-21 09:17:34View | Delete

    I too am concerned about the Black Hole – the One in DC where good policy goes to die…

  • Synoia commented on the diary post Is Obama an American Fascist? by Synoia.

    2014-12-18 20:36:18View | Delete

    His role has more of the appearance of the Madam.

  • Synoia commented on the diary post Cuba: Conservative v. Neo-liberal v. Progressive by jaango.

    2014-12-18 20:34:53View | Delete

    I suggest we use the term “Neo-Liberal Bed,” instead of Neo-Liberal Corner.

    It has a more appropriate sleazy feel to its use.

  • Synoia commented on the diary post Cuba: Conservative v. Neo-liberal v. Progressive by jaango.

    2014-12-18 11:31:55View | Delete

    Why should the Cubans escape the Neo-Liberal Grinder?

  • Synoia commented on the diary post US Admits Failure to Destroy the Cuban Revolution, Changes Tactics by jbade.

    2014-12-18 11:30:10View | Delete

    Oh, so you don’t believe a no-liberal embrace will destroy Cuba’s form of governance, and its social policies? Cuba, welcome to the Hegemony. The IMF and World Bank will be arriving soon to explain how your leaders get rich which the population get placed under the screws. Welcome to Austerity! Now you idle peasants, get [...]

  • Senate Staffers visiting the Salt Pit:

    “Oh, oh, when can I have my turn at thumbscrew!”

  • Neville Chamberlain was no fascist appeaser by nature, but a politician, a man, who did not want a repeat of the Great War.

    One of the best quote’s I’ve ever read about the Great War, WWW I was by Tolkien:

    “At the end of the war only one of my closest friends was alive.”

    What would you do in those circumstances? I doubt I could do better than Chamberlain.

  • Synoia commented on the diary post Is Obama an American Fascist? by Synoia.

    2014-12-17 14:41:35View | Delete

    Sometimes I work alone, sometimes not, and I like to be precise.

  • Synoia commented on the diary post Is Obama an American Fascist? by Synoia.

    2014-12-16 17:34:17View | Delete

    Similar to chum when fishing for sharks….:-)

    Baiting the waters searching for Kossack dogma, and measuring the results.

  • Look forward not backward.

    Except when we won’t.

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