On this Memorial Day, I have nothing about which to be proud. I was born during America’s war in Vietnam. How many people did my country murder, there, in my name, then? How about ever since? NOTHING, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING has been accomplished by America’s belligerent hegemony during the almost FIFTY YEARS that I’ve been alive.
Memorial Day is not a proud day, for me. OUR VICTIMS deserve honor, today, not our “troops,” living or dead.
Nobody dares to actually step on the ground and fight, head to head, with ISIS, and God forbid a fighter pilot ejects over ISIS territory, he’s sure to be “fired,” if you will! (That’s the “price” you “pay” when your bombs indiscriminately kill non-combatants!)
Air wars work when bombing breaks things worth keeping and when combatants are concentrated in small areas. Not much is actually worth hanging onto in the desert of the Middle East. ISIS fighters (versus the pussies of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Syria) won’t lose control of the ground to those pussies who bomb from the air. ISIS fighters are disbursed, increasing the aerial per-kill cost by orders of magnitude.
Trying to wipe out ISIS from the air is like trying to wipe out an ant colony with a magnifying glass. (As a kid, I accumulated enough hours piloting a magnifying glass over ant hills to qualify me to fly an F-16!)
The Pussy-Armies allied against ISIS don’t have the guts to actually fight, face to face. I like it that way because from below, ISIS has the upper hand!
ISIS is the world’s only hope in dealing with one of the most evil countries to have ever existed: ISRAEL! ISIS is a conceptual state. It is an idea, and ideas are not border-constrained. ISIS is to the Middle East what Marxism was to Europe and East Asia. To reach Pakistan, ISIS need not cross Iran. ISIS will get its Left Hand on Pakistan’s atomic arsenal almost by magic, and then it will be time to grow some atomic mushrooms in Tel Aviv and West Jerusalem!!!!!
Go ISIS, GO!
I really, really HATE Israel! That is a country of killers who need to be, ummmm, put on ISIS!
Does my hatred show too much?
Given California’s huge coastline, why would anyone want to recycle toilet water rather than recycle seawater? Either way, the process is the same, but if things go wrong with recycled toilet water, then there is a high risk of spreading human pathogens. I can see the value of “toilet to tap” for Las Vegas, NV, where Lake Mead is about to go deadpool, but Los Angeles? Please! Desalinate the sea before you desalinate people’s pee!
In 2009, I was cited for “running” a stop sign (at less than five miles per hour). The fine was a reasonable $50. Then, came the fees! When I walked out of the courthouse, in Long Beach, CA, I was $450 poorer, after settling the matter. I was also very, very angry.
I still am very, very angry, and yes, I do regularly think about bombing the New and Improved Long Beach Courthouse, and turning it into something of actual value: scrap metal. Got a problem with that? Like it or lump it, baby! Like it or lump it!
In the latest Police Murder Acquittal, Michael Brelo was accused of pumping dozens of bullets into two unarmed people. It turns out that our “hero” is a “Troop” who “served” in Iraq! Also, the verdict in his case was rendered by a trial judge, rather than a jury.
Veterans of the Bush Wars should absolutely not be hired to work as police!!!!! To them, a newborn baby is a potential dynamite-belt-wearing suicide bomber! This whole thing about hiring Bush War Veterans to work as police is purely the fault of police HR departments!!!! WHAT THE FUCK ARE THEY DOING? DID NOT ANYBODY LEARN FROM THE VIETNAM ERA THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE SENT INTO WAR ZONES COME BACK A LITTLE OFF BALANCE? Jesus Christ, even I’m a little off balance, and I’ve never been subjected to the VIOLENCE of war!!!! OOPS, correction! I almost forgot about the Wexler Wars. My parents fought like it was WWII all over again, from 1964 until 1979! Ever since, it’s been a very cold war. So, that must be why I’m a little touched in the head!
There is one important difference between me and Michael Brelo: He wears a badge and carries a gun, and I don’t. Brelo should never, ever, ever have been hired to work as a policeman!
Cities that hire Bush War Veterans to work as police are committing murder against their own citizens! They’re turning America into Baghdad and Ramadi! They’re bringing the Bush Wars back to America.
It’s F’ing crazy!
Now, back to that acquittal: I wonder if the judge in this case also had past military service. The judge twisted and turned far too much to associate innocence with acts of undeniable guilt in my view. Maybe both the judge and defendant in this case share the commonality of military service. I wonder.
Michael Brelo, “a Cleveland police officer who climbed onto the hood of a car and fired repeatedly at its unarmed occupants in 2012 was acquitted of manslaughter on Saturday by an Ohio judge” (NYTimes, 23-May-2015, p.1). The two people MURDERED, named Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, were unarmed. PIG ENFORCER Brelo fired 49 rounds at the couple. How many times did he have to reload his service weapon, I wonder? Did he have a so-called “banana clip” hanging out the bottom? Anyway, at close range, standing on the hood of the car of the people he MURDERED, Brelo “fired at least 15 rounds,” and included among those fifteen rounds were “the fatal shots” (NYTimes).
WE DON’T HAVE A POLICE PROBLEM, IN AMERICA. WE HAVE A LAW PROBLEM, IN AMERICA. It seems clear to me that the standard for what constitutes murder by police needs review and adjustment in state legislatures across this country, and it needs to happen, NOW! This is an EMERGENCY! Someone, today, will likely die a death at the hands of police that is unjustifiable to those with common sense.
Chinese expansion is the real price of a provincial American public.
Did not the US Government want to take out Bashar al-Assad? That does appear to be coming. If I were President al-Assad, I’d be packing my bags. Otherwise, ISIS will “fire” him in one of those famous cages that they’ve got.
Now, let’s see. Is it safe to predict that Turkey is next? Yes, it is safe to say that Turkey is next. OOOOH, but Turkey is a member of NATO (a paper tiger, at best). So what? There is a sizeable population of malcontents in Turkey who want to see change, and I’ll bet that they’re willing to roll the dice and side with ISIS. That, by the way, is called a revolution, and third parties cannot stand in the way of those sorts of fights.
Given that I want to see an ISIS firing of Benjamin Netanyahu, and by looking at the map, I’d say that ISIS should not touch Lebanon because that’s a trigger point for Israel and its big brother, the United States. Instead, keep plugging away at Pakistan, and get some of those atomic missiles! The only way to take out Israel will be to turn it into an atomic ashtray!
This really is shaping up to be a Battle of the Planets!
Karen Kaplan writes that bacteria found in the intestines of pandas are optimized to help digest meat. Never mind the fact that pandas have been eating only bamboo for the last two million years! If only pandas were omnivores, they’d have no problem with the destruction of their forests, or so the story is presented. Isn’t that the same problem for polar bears? I mean, if only polar bears relied on terrestrial food sources, they wouldn’t have all these problems!
The lead to extinction of polar and panda bears has absolutely nothing to do with them, including how they breed and how they feed. The problem has everything to do with humanity’s overpopulation of Earth. We are turning the Earth into a science experiment. This is particularly true of the Third World. Radionuclides continue to flow into the Pacific from Japanese atomic reactors. Hydrogen sulfide continues to rise above the continent of Asia, east and south. Rain forests of the Americas are being chopped to pieces. Where there is hydrogen sulfide, there is carbon dioxide. Where there are no trees, there’s no cleaning of the air.
Per capita, India and China do not produce as much CO2 as do Americans, but India and China have a whole lot more capitae. So, per country, China and India produce more pollutants than Europe and North America, combined!
The problem is the Third World, first! The problem is China and India. The problem is an American policy that fails to balance trade on an ecological fulcrum.
God bless America, and FUCK the multinational corporations and their supporters in all three branches of the US Government!
There is no justification for the likely extinction of pandas and polar bears! There is no justification for human overpopulation of the planet. There is no justification for American economic contributions to the problems found in the Third World!
Here’s a link to the article: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-giant-panda-bamboo-meat-20150519-story.html
The United States figured out the levitated atomic core by 1949. It was the next logical step in atomic weapons. Now, what’s left for North Korea is purifying 6Li and 2H (lithium deuteride). Then, they’ve got what it takes to make briefcase bombs and region busters. I don’t really care, though. North Korea knows what will result from their use of atomic weapons.