Trump and bribes, of course.

March 11, 2020 § Leave a comment

https://www.propublica.org/article/trumps-company-paid-bribes-to-reduce-property-taxes-assessors-say?utm_source=pardot&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=majorinvestigations

 

And the lack of effective law enforcement allows the small time crook to become president.

 

Economists don’t actually know anything. They say “estimates”. I say “guesses”.

March 11, 2020 § Leave a comment

https://www.civilbeat.org/2020/03/economists-hawaii-visitor-spending-will-drop-10-from-coronavirus/?utm_source=Civil+Beat+Master+List&utm_campaign=f3f313bbf9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_10_08_23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_51c2dd3cf3-f3f313bbf9-401788261&mc_cid=f3f313bbf9&mc_eid=b4b65c937c

 

And when their “estimates” are wrong, it’s not like they get a cut in pay, fired, or suffer any negative consequences.

MADE IN CHINA MEANS you can’t be sure it wasn’t MADE IN PRISON

March 10, 2020 § Leave a comment

China-made tech gadgets made with forced labor

Large Monsters, like Hillary and Kissinger, create smaller monsters like this guy

March 3, 2020 § Leave a comment

Losingest military on the planet.

March 3, 2020 § Leave a comment

If you can’t beat the Taliban, just who can you beat?

 

Totalitarian Death Threat

February 28, 2020 § Leave a comment

Totalitarians “think” that “total control” is both “possible” and “desirable” when, in the real world, it is neither. Totalitarians can kill ya’ [midnight arrests and disappearances] and “get ya’ killed” by their theory. The totalitarian Han-dominated Chinese Communist Party thinks it “knows” and thinks it can “control”.

“Beijing knew what was going on all along and chose to keep the public and the world in the dark instead of deploying serious efforts to contain the disease when it could still be contained locally. Its responsibility for causing this mess to the Chinese people and the world is undeniable, though these days they are very aggressive in mobilizing its propaganda machine to control the narrative about it globally. ”

This attitude/approach may well work for poverty reduction; environmental protection; traffic control. Ordinary control matters. Not for epidemics.

Excellent Caixin piece on COVID-19: who knew what and when

Bloomberg, getting out the Zion First foreign voter

February 26, 2020 § Leave a comment

https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-as-sanders-surges-bloomberg-eyes-americans-in-israel-to-win-democratic-nomination-1.8585994?utm_source=smartfocus&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter-haaretz&utm_content=https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-as-sanders-surges-bloomberg-eyes-americans-in-israel-to-win-democratic-nomination-1.8585994