Monday, August 26, 2013

Miley Cyrus spreads her ass

Monday morning, August 26, 2013

I turned cows into a field of hay grazer we had irrigated into existence this week. We’d hoped to cut hay from this field, but we are already feeding hay from a dwindling supply and it made little sense to make one bale while feeding another when the cows could do the harvesting for us.

We border a river, so we have livestock water, but most stock tanks not fed by a well have gone dry. The pastures above that river are sick; large patches of bare dirt marred only by an occasional bleached bone and dirt tubes created by desert termites occupy space normally inhabited by grazing cows.

Anything remotely green has been sawed off at ground level by grasshoppers.

Buzzards circle above, waiting for the next victim.

We did manage to grow and harvest milo but we sold the grain for a ridiculously cheap price, probably below the cost of production when all costs are considered. We’re baling the stalks because that’s the only thing we have left to bale.

I’m reasonably sure we will be forced to sell some cattle to get through winter; most of the ranchers in this county have already done so.

I turn on the TV, looking for a bit of distraction from these woes only to learn that my country is threatening war on Syria, once again based on questionable if not downright deliberately misleading information, the next step in some evil plan devised years ago.

How can people believe these lying sons of bitches?

The Internet describes multiple crises from around the world; an ongoing nuclear disaster in Japan, economic woes in Europe including unemployment rates above 50% for Millennials, riots throughout the Middle East, bloody conflicts and famine in Africa, new and damning information concerning the spread of genetically modified food grains and the ill effects they have on the health of the planet. Mainstream media lies with impunity; those trying to tell the truth are persecuted and prosecuted.

High finance fraudsters continue to profit with the aid of central banks and governments; the divide between rich and poor has reached unprecedented levels. Poor and local producers are denied access to markets while mega-corporations continue to gobble up resources.

Republicans damn Democrats; Democrats damn Republicans; the scope of material allowed in public debate is so narrow you have to split hairs to differentiate policy between the two.

Oh, and Miley Cyrus bent over and spread her ass on stage….

Knew I was forgetting something important.


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Fukushima--crisis not averted

Here's an article describing the ongoing Fukushima nuclear disaster.

It's not over, not by a long shot.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Humanity is drowning in Washington's criminality

By Paul Craig Roberts, via Informationclearinghouse.

Pretty much sums up my thinking on the matter.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Obama is a lyin sack of shit

Compare and contrast:

Obama and Jay Leno.

“We don’t have a domestic spying program,” Obama said. “What we do have are some mechanisms that can track a phone number or an email address that is connected to a terrorist attack,” he said. “That information is useful."

Glen Greewald and Amy Goodman.

Friday, August 2, 2013

America discredited

I didn't write this, but I agree wholeheartedly

by Paul Craig Roberts, via Informationclearinghouse.

August 02, 2013 "Information Clearing House - As Washington loses its grip on the world, defied by Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, and now Russia, the US government resorts to public temper tantrums. The constant demonstration of childishness on the part of the White House and Congress embarrasses every American.

Washington’s latest outburst of childish behavior is a response to the Russian Immigration Service granting US whistleblower Edward Snowden asylum in Russia for one year while his request for permanent asylum is considered. Washington, having turned the US into a lawless state, no longer has any conception of legal procedure. Law is whatever serves Washington. As Washington sees it, law is nothing but Washington’s will. Any person or country that interferes with Washington’s will is behaving unlawfully.

Because Obama, like Bush before him, routinely disobeys US law and the US Constitution, the White House actually thinks that Russian President Putin should disobey Russian and international law, overturn the Russian Immigration Service’s asylum decision, and hand over Snowden to Washington.

Washington expected Russia to hand over Snowden simply because Washington demanded it. Like a two-year old, Washington cannot conceive that its demands don’t take precedence over international law and the internal legal procedures of every country. How dare Russia stand up for law against “the indispensable nation.”

The White House spokesman, who is so unimpressive that I cannot remember his/her name/gender, declared that the White House moron might punish Putin by not going to visit him in Moscow next month. I doubt Putin cares whether the WH moron shows up.

The WH moron’s term of office is close to an end, but Putin, unless the CIA assassinates him, will be there for another decade. Moreover, every Russian leader has learned that a US president’s word means nothing. Clinton, the two Bushes and the current WH moron violated every agreement that Reagan made with Gorbachev. Why would the president of Russia, a nation ruled by law, want to meet with a tyrant?

Not to be outdone by the WH in childish behavior, members of the House and Senate added their two-bits to America’s embarrassment. Congressional morons “reacted furiously,” according to news reports, and warned “of serious repercussions in US-Russian relations.” Here we have another extraordinary demonstration of Washington’s hubris. Only Russia has to worry about repercussions in the relationship. Washington doesn’t have to worry. His Imperial Majesty will simply deny Putin an audience.

Congress seems unaware of its schizophrenia. On the one hand Congress is outraged about the National Stasi Agency’s illegal and unconstitutional spying--especially on Congress--and is attempting to defund the Stasi Agency’s surveillance program. The amendment to the military spending bill by Justin Amash, a Republican from Michigan, almost passed. The amendment was barely defeated by votes purchased by the spy industry.

On the other hand, despite its outrage over being spied upon, Congress wants the scalp of the brave hero, Edward Snowden, who informed them that they were being spied upon. Here we have a demonstration of the historical stupidity of government--shoot the messenger.

Only a few right-wing crazies believe that universal surveillance of every American is necessary to US security. The National Stasi Agency will fight hard and blackmail every member of the House and Senate, but the blackmail itself will lead to the National Stasi Agency’s wings being clipped, or so we can hope. If it is not done soon, the Stasi Agency will have time to organize a false flag event that will terrify the sheeple and bring an end to the attempts to rein in the rogue agency.

The United States is on the verge of economic collapse. The alleged “superpower,” a bankrupt entity, was unable after 8 years of efforts to occupy Iraq and had to give up. After 11 years the “superpower” has been defeated in Afghanistan by a few thousand lightly armed Taliban, and is now running for cover with its tail between its legs.

Washington compensates for its military impotency by committing war crimes against civilians. The US military is a great killer of women, children, village elders, and aid workers. All the mighty “superpower” can do is to lob missiles shot from pilotless drones into farm houses, mud huts, schools, and medical centers.

The schizophrenic denizens of Washington have made Americans a hated people. Those with the foresight to know to escape from the growing tyranny also know that wherever they might seek refuge, they will be seen as vermin from the most hated nation and subjected to being scapegoated as spies and evil influences, and at risk of being decimated in reprisals against Washington’s latest atrocity.

Washington has destroyed the prospects of Americans both at home and abroad.