Sunday, March 25, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
U.S. sergeant kills 16 in Afghanistan. The kind of story that makes decent people cringe. Another body blow to a servile and battered U.S. public which has no control over its leaders.
I also cringe because I know particular net-rooters will jump on the conspiracy theories with claims of "government cover-up." The "official story keeps changing." "Lone gunman." The Manchurian candidate. Mainstream and alternative media headlines are predictable.
The perpetrator is said to be a 38-year-old married father of 2, with 11 years in the military, status post 3 tours of Iraq, and in Afghanistan since last December. Although with 11 years the sergeant has probably re-upped at least twice and knew what he was signing up for. Many will blame PTSD. Some say it's payback for the soldiers murdered after the Koran burning. Some will blame the military for not detecting the monster among them, or for making the monster.
Journalists and talking heads will pant like dogs to interview anyone even remotely connected to the victims and/or the perpetrator. TV physicians will tell us the mental state of the perpetrator, that all concerned will need counseling. Everyone steps up to their soapbox with solutions. There will be calls for this and for that by pols and social experts, and a lot of noisy panelists. John Q. Troll will spend hours in the forum arguing or collecting followers until the next topic appears on the screen. Please donate to keep this alive, and sign a petition to end this or start that.
And while some folks use the incident for their particular political agenda or belief, nothing will change in the grand scheme of things. It will be another horrific incident in a world of horrific incidents. The PTB will "end the war" when they want to end the war. More books will be written and movies made to entertain the public and enrich Hollywooders who care only for image and money but often believe their own PR is truth and not scripted. In the end credit and blame, mostly credit, will be doled out to dirty politicians and worthless personalities.
I'm so glad spring is here. I can put real manure to good use.
Posted by Kate-A at 12:41 PM
Sunday, March 04, 2012
The "alternative" sites still passing off rumor and imagination as news. The US is amassing troops on a couple of "strategic" islands, one being Socotra, between Yemen and the Horn of Africa. To attack Iran. Google search for information brings up the usual suspects, Godlike Productions, Above Top Secret, Prison Planet, WRH, etc. etc. I will credit WRH prefacing with "if this turns out to be true" before the crapolla. The story seems to have initiated from Debka.
Debka is known for pulling "the attack on Iran" neocon-based dream out of thin air. Folks need to deprogram their minds (and money) from left/right and in-between rumor mills - the sites peddle more bogus stories than even mainstream media.
According to Debka "Since 2010, the US has been quietly building giant air force and naval bases on Socotra ." How does one quietly build giant air force and naval bases, in secret? They don't, it's not happening. The only truth in the piece is that the ships deployed to the ME, which is what ships do.
According to Mac Slavo at infowars.com "Make no mistake: this is serious business. They will kill as many as is needed (on our side and theirs) in order to push the agenda forward." The "agenda" being ? Oil? And where is Iraq's oil going? To China according to T. Pickens Boone. Told you, years ago, China the biggest factory on the global plantation needs that oil. No reason to think Iran's oil wouldn't go there too. Make no mistake about it. But Iran already fuels the dragon so...
...so, tell me again, what's the agenda? Oh oh oh I remember, it's the New World Order oppression agenda, designed by "financiers, politicians and influencers." Those global ruling illuminati Masonic lizards with secret handshakes and hidden symbols everywhere.
Posted by Kate-A at 8:17 PM
Saturday, March 03, 2012
Georgetown University officials have released a statement defending law student Sandra Fluke, calling Rush Limbaugh’s attacks “misogynistic” and Fluke “a model of civil discourse.” And President Obama has called to thank her for “speaking out about the concerns of American women,” according to Fluke.
The Georgetown law student derided as a “slut” and “prostitute” by Rush Limbaugh for her support of women’s access to birth control spoke out against the conservative talk show host Friday morning.
Appearing on NBC’s “Today,” Sandra Fluke said she was “stunned” and “outraged” by Limbaugh’s comments, which she deemed “an attempt to silence me, to silence all of us from speaking about the healthcare we need.”
----- Waa waa waa. No more than the usual Limbaugh "attempt" to manufacture attention for himself and ratings. Nothing more than the usual political sideshow so we the little people are not mentally challenged to think too long about other things, such as political corruption, political greed, collapse of the empire, etc. Note, Nancy Pelosi got in on the "act" by arranging a "hearing" so Ms. Fluke could give her speech. Then Obama thanked Fluke for speaking out ... and now I too kill time porking this non-story with a story.
At Pelosi's hearing, Fluke testified her fellow students at Georgetown, a Jesuit university, pay as much as $1,000 a year for birth control. Wanna know how much a baby will cost per year?
Putting OxyContin Rush aside for a moment, how real is Fluke? Is she just another advocate/activist who in 10 years or so will hold a government position with perks and power or maybe a lobbyist? A future Hillary on the Hill? A present or future recipient of a govmint grant to write/research scholarly on domestic violence and the horrendous plight of American women today? Oh, if only I could find a worthy cause someone would fund me to bellow creatively about.
In Fluke's own words from the written transcript, "Georgetown does not cover contraceptives in its student insurance, although it does cover contraceptives for faculty and staff." She goes on to say that her fellow students have told her they have to go without contraception because it is not covered by insurance. Seriously. Grown-ass educated women going without contraception because someone else isn't paying for it?
How did women of my generation survive womanhood without Big Daddy government mandating birth control coverage? Wanna know when "the pill" went from about $2.25 a pill pack to the current $60? It happened when government launched health care with Medicaid, Medicare, funding clinics, health departments, etc. Anytime Big Daddy picks up the tab the costs soar and quality sinks, because it's a gravy train, and Big Pharma, Big Insurance, and Dr. Quacker are more than happy to ride the rising cost train if taxpayers are pulling it.
Assuming Ms. Fluke's friends and acquaintances are smart enough to be at Georgetown (BTW my youngest daughter was just accepted there, proud momma) are they not smart enough to find a way to manage their own contraceptive options?
Fluke says "A friend of mine, for example, has polycystic ovarian syndrome and has to take prescription birth control to stop cysts from growing on her ovaries. Her prescription is technically covered by Georgetown insurance because it’s not intended to prevent pregnancy. " But she must have 2 friends with PCOS because she also is quoted in other articles as having a "friend who lost an ovary" because birth control was not accessible. Maybe she has several friends with bad ovaries.
I haven't listened to Limbaugh's program, and right-wingish or not, Limbaugh may have a grain of truth in his latest rant that the mainstream and alternative media tell us is newsworthy.
The classic triad in PCOS is chronic anovulation, hirsutism, and obesity. PCOS is most often found in younger, overweight or obese women, often accompanied by diabetes or prediabetes, and promiscuity, yes promiscuity. I suppose PCOS does prove that even hairy fat women have lots of sex. So, even though I cringe at the word "slut" cone-head Limbaugh may have a point.
Medical professionals will say "Although a great deal is now known about polycystic ovary syndrome, the exact cause has yet to be determined." And then go on to say that it may be genetic or probably inherited. May be or probably. Hmm. Have you noticed that medically, in the last 50-70 years or so, much has become "genetic?" Even when there is no evidence to support the genetic theory?
When PCOS was first discovered in 1935 it was considered a rare reproductive disorder. Today, it's the most common female plumbing disorder, often resulting in infertility. So what caused this "rare" disorder to become the "most common?" Has female sexual behavior changed? Could be, could be. I mean, in 1935 the majority of women had a decent BMI, healthier diet and exercise, and were more selectively cautious when choosing sexual partners. If the medical profession today had an ounce of decency they would be honest about the destruction women are reaping with their "sexual freedom." Do you think men created feminine virtue just to keep us oppressed? Could it be that somewhere on the ladder of evolution mankind realized that limiting sexual partners was healthier for mind, body, and soul?
But why "cure" something with lifestyle changes when a syndrome can be "treated" for years and is maybe probably genetic, therefore out of your control.
As for Limbaugh and Fluke, I don't who is phonier, gasbag or professional activist. Both blow hard without any common sense.
Posted by Kate-A at 9:24 AM