Sunday, November 17, 2013

Evidently, he was misinformed

"No wonder the Mafia are nervous. This pope is not one to indulge the wishes of gangsters"  The last pope to tackle that particular corruption was Pope John Paul I.

"The Extraordinary Pierre Omidyar" by Mark Ames and Yasha Levine (via here).  I'm not sure why this kind of piece would be locked behind a pay wall.  Much of it is guilt by association, but it is clear that Omidyar is a crazed libertarian free-marketeer, despite - or perhaps because of - the overwhelming evidence that this political philosophy always leads to disasters for the 99%.  My discomfort about Greenwald isn't helped by this Omidyar - not to mention Koch brothers - connection.

"Chase's Twitter Gambit Devolves into All-Time PR Fiasco" by Matt Taibbi.  Any of us would immediately see how this was going to play out, but the walls of the bubble in which the 1% live are so thick that they were completely blind-sided.

"Texas’ Other Death Penalty"  When I was sick last summer they kept me in an intensive care unit for three weeks, within 12 hours of admission gave me every medical test imaginable, and immediately administered a drug which I calculate cost about $15,000 (I have no idea what an American hospital would have charged for it).  When it didn't work they immediately ordered another dose.  How much would this treatment have cost in Texas?  How much do you think I paid for it?  Americans are nuts.

"TSA Agent Bled For 33 Minutes in LAX Shooting" Paramedics were forced to wait almost half an hour after the alleged shooter was in custody.  It seems he was more useful dead.  "TSA screening works only 'a little better than chance,' according to government report"

"ObamaCare Clusterfuck: Obama's presser, the terror and pity"  A sure sign that you have a bad President is that he can make Mark Steyn look clever.

NYT: "Dallas’s Role in Kennedy’s Murder"  Sailer has to write to appeal to the readers who pay him, which can make him sound pretty dumb:
"I was under the impression that President Kennedy was assassinated by a Communist named Lee Harvey Oswald; evidently, I was misinformed. Instead, it must have been a giant right-wing conspiracy."

Actually, there is not the slightest doubt that the role of the Dallas 1% in the assassination and 50 years of cover-up - including micromanaging the upcoming anniversary commemorations - has been appalling.
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