Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Just 16

"The death of Antonin Scalia: Chaos, confusion and conflicting reports"  "Nobody Seems to Know How Exactly Antonin Scalia Ended Up Dead Underneath a Pillow"  Murder seems highly unlikely given his age and (especially) the fact that he was in a well-secured compound surrounded by 0.1%-ers who would want him alive, and doing horrible damage, for as long as possible (I see Scalia's genteel payoff for services rendered as constant invitations to these luxury compounds).  However, you can't watch all the many underpaid servants, and there is motive for murder for lots of reasons, e.g.:  "By Dying, Antonin Scalia Saves Public Sector Unions".  Murder would be encouraging, as it would demonstrate some spark of life in the constantly victimized 99% (realizing that direct action is all that is left).  It remains interesting that one unelected asshole can do so much horrible damage to the country.

And then there are the elected assholes and how they get elected:  "Scourge of US elections: Electoral College, hackable voting machines & obscure rules" by Cynthia McKinney.  "Has the Democratic Party Establishment Rigged the Nomination Process in Clinton’s Favor through the Superdelegate System?"  The hope is that the prospect of losing the election will force these people to do the right thing, but what if they prefer Trump to Sanders, which they most certainly do?

"Asad's days are numbered"  10,000?  15,000?

"Nouvel An à Cologne: 55 des 58 agresseurs n'étaient pas des réfugiés" This whole imbroglio, including the allegations of police/government cover-up, was itself a vast right-wing conspiracy involving a considerable number of participants.  There were signs of this as soon as the cover-up story landed.

The pretending-to-attack-our-terrorist-human-lung-eating-allies thing never gets old:  "Russia hit 1,888 targets in Syria in a week; U.S. count? Just 16"

"The NY Times Maps Jerusalem: Distilling the Worst of Israeli Propaganda"

"Israeli couple rejected by anti-Semitic AirBnB host":
"The day you stop occupying someone's land, I might consider hosting you,.  This is how the world pictures you: aggressive settlers occupying lands, destroying houses. In a few words: not respecting basic human rights. On that basis, I cannot even consider hosting you, even if you pay me millions."

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