Triad1 commented on the diary post Finger-Pointing and Financing: The Mount Polley Mine Disaster by KateCA.
“Imperial Metals claims they still don’t know what caused the breach and had no inkling of trouble beforehand.” If this is true then Imperial Metals is admitting they are inept. “Bennett’s pointing to the evidence of three consecutive water tests that met official guidelines for “arsenic, copper, mercury and selenium” …” Well then, any volunteers [...]
” … Obama intended to sabotage his reformist agenda or, more accurately, Obama had no such agenda and merely employed reformist rhetoric.”
Why Humanitarian Actions Fail
Samantha Power: Liberal War Hawk and Second Rate Scholar
Triad1 commented on the diary post White House Meeting Logs: Big Rail Lobbying Against “Bomb Train” Regulations It Publicly Touts by Steve Horn.
“Look for the UTLX logo on tank cars when you watch trains roll by. As a Berkshire shareholder, you own the cars with that insignia. When you spot a UTLX car, puff out your chest a bit…” – Berkshire Hathaway’s 2012 Annual Report http://daily.sightline.org/2014/03/04/the-man-behind-the-exploding-trains/ The railroads want to ship oil in the safest possible way [...]
Has anyone actually read the Bible?
God brags of killing 2,821,364 specific people.
God kills another another unspecified number of people estimated at 26 million.
Can Hillary explain any of these killings listed in favorite book?
“… why we shouldn’t listen to the neocons on Iraq, ever.”
That would be Hillary Clinton.
1. NO job protections;
2. NO reward for work experience;
3. NO reward for any additional college degrees;
4. NO collective bargaining unit.
Yea, the people who apply for this job are going to make your kid smarter.
More crazy – watched a South Carolina Republican primary US senate candidates debate. All wanted lower taxes & less regulation – the same conservative policy that resulted in the 1929 Great Depression and the 2008 Great Recession. There is no period in American history when conservative economic policy has been a success.
The crazy would normally be a small, angry and ineffective voice. Austerity pushes people to the crazy extremes. The recent gains by the far-right in the EU elections demonstrate this.
In 1928 Germany, the Nazi party won 3% of the vote, by 1932 they won 37% – austerity, not inflation, at work (according to Mark Blyth of Brown University).
Triad1 commented on the diary post D-Day 2014: Goings and Comings on the Eurasian Continent by Deena Stryker.
… Germany is interested in the economic benefits of Ukraine, which it has already militarily occupied twice, in 1918 and 1941. It wants to exploit the country as a cheap labor platform and use it to drive down wages in Eastern Europe and Germany even further. According to statistics compiled by the German Economic Institute, [...]
Had the wind been out of the north when the Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdowns occurred, Tokyo would be a ruined city.
“One of the Japanese firms included in the consortium [to build Turkey's new nuclear power plant] is Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, one of the companies behind the Fukushima plant damaged in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.”
What else could go wrong?
“In a ten-year project completed in 2011 and costing $671 million, Edison [owner of San Onofre nuclear power plant in California] replaced the steam generators in both reactors with improved Mitsubishi steam generators.”
The San Onofre nuclear power plant is now closed due to defectively designed Mitsubishi steam generators.
Triad1 commented on the diary post ATV ‘Patriots’ Protest Closed Road in SE Utah’s Recapture Canyon by wendydavis.
Part of the cost of owning an All TERRAIN Vehicle is owning the terrain you intend to ride it on. In the 1980′s, the sagebrush rebels were all for privatizing federal lands. Then one day, someone pointed out that they could be excluded or charged for use of private lands by the private property owner. [...]
Every industrial fatality needs to be investigated as a homicide.
When the plant/mine management knows they will face 25 years in jail, they will ignore top-down imposed, unsafe head-office production policy and captured regulators, and they will make damn sure their operation is safe – or they will find work elsewhere.
Sad, but an industrial fatality in today’s world is an opportunity for an aspiring plant manager to demonstrate they can negotiate a bit of bad public relations and get production going again as soon as possible.
But for the Tea Party, Republicans would control the Senate.
Triad1 commented on the diary post Downgrade of Kansas Bond Rating Offers Another Warning to Wisconsin by WI Budget Project.
Conservative economic policy was in place for the eight years leading up to the Great Depression and also the Great Recession – the two largest economic failures in the history of humanity.
Just when has conservative economic policy ever resulted in a success?
Triad1 commented on the blog post Dear Gov. Christie, Be Careful About Sarcastically Suggesting Moving to Colorado
Some New Jersey-ians moved to South Park once – it didn’t turnout well:
Chronology of the Ukrainian Coup
Listening to the US media, even the most diligent news junkie would find it difficult to know that the U.S. State Department played not only a vital role in the violence and chaos underway in Ukraine but was also complicit in creating the coup that ousted democratically elected President Viktor Yanuyovch. Given the Russian Parliament’s approval of Putin’s request for military troops to be moved into Crimea, Americans uninformed about the history of that region might also be persuaded that Russia is the aggressor and the sole perpetrator of the violence.
Not mentioned in the above article is that Carl Gershman’s (Trotskyite), National Endowment for Democracy ($100 million in USAID funding) brags of having 65 projects in Ukraine:
Check out Gershman’s September 2013 OpEd in the Washington Post – Obama whimped-out on Syria, and America did such a great job bringing democracy to Afghanistan, Iraq and Lybia, so it’s off to Ukraine now:
Memorial Day 2014 will be a bizarre tribute to Americas fallen – those in Afghanistan, fighting Al Qaeda, and those in WWII, fighting the fascists.
America now supports Al Qaeda in Syria and fascists in Ukraine.
The US created chaos in Ukraine has demonstrated a couple of things about America:
1. The big beautiful American military is impotent, and;
2. America is broke ($1 billion, in loan guarantees no-less, is laughable).
Were all those Ukrainians in the Maidan to protest because they wanted the IMF to cut their wages and pensions in half, while doubling their cost-of-living?
Triad1 commented on the blog post Senate Subcommittee Investigation into Whistleblower Allegations Finds Misconduct by DHS Watchdog
“… communicated “frequently with DHS senior officials and considered them personal friends.”
I guess all these DHS senior officials didn’t realize that they compromised the integrity of the DHS by fraternizing with this fool.
These senior officials should also be fired – and, while they are at that, the DHS should be eliminated.
Department of Homeland Security – “Homeland”, prior to Bush, this word had a Nazi connotation.
Triad1 commented on the diary post Win a Copy of Nomi Prins Book “All the President’s Bankers” and Join Us for Her Book Salon on Saturday at 5pm ET by Jane Hamsher.
Chris Hedges remark once that the reason the US finally got involved in WWI was because it became apparent that Germany would win and that American banks had placed their bets (ie, made loans) on Britain and France.
Maybe Ms. Prins could expand on this.
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