Sports builds character or characters or something.

January 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

But mostly it gives stupid people something to talk about and sound like they have a knowledgeable opinion.

“The majority (66%) of the rituals performed by fans involve wearing team jerseys or clothing with the team’s colors on them, though some fans report more creative apparel choices. One fan reports that he wears “a dirty pair of underwear … over my pants and then I put my jersey on.” [JAC: I weep for his wife—if he has one!] Roughly one-quarter (24%) of fans who report having a ritual describe some type of activity, such as dancing in a circle, sitting in the same seat, or talking to their television.”

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116408/survey-half-us-sport-fans-see-supernatural-influences

The rich got that way by working harder is a lie. Great fortunes are based on great crimes

January 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

Apple and Google are criminally-led organizations that conspire to suppress wages.

http://pando.com/2014/01/23/the-techtopus-how-silicon-valleys-most-celebrated-ceos-conspired-to-drive-down-100000-tech-engineers-wages/

The US, where the gun is king.

January 29, 2014 § 1 Comment

http://www.thewire.com/national/2014/01/januarys-school-shootings/357448/

China pollution versus US pollution

January 29, 2014 § Leave a comment

The next time you carp about China’s pollution, keep  in mind how much pollution [and honestly count what pollution] making a bomb pollutes, transporting a bomb pollutes, exploding a bomb pollutes.

http://fpif.org/green-challenge-asia-pacific-pivot/

The Bankruptcy Olympics

January 27, 2014 § Leave a comment

If you want to bankrupt a country, give it the Olympics.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/01/vlamidir-putin-sochi-olympics-102342_full.html#.UuZqb2Swoy6

No species can exist in an environment

January 27, 2014 § Leave a comment

made up of its own waste, but humans, being special, will try.

http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/climate-change-tipping-point-revealed-by-study-published-in-nature/story-e6frflp0-1226736568408

That’s “War Criminal Tony Blair”

January 27, 2014 § Leave a comment

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/25/religious-difference-ideology-conflicts-middle-east-tony-blair?commentpage=1

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