What do you know about the worst terrorist attack this past week?

No, I am not referring to the terrorist attack in London that has a death toll of seven people and is dominating the news cycle. Nor am I referring to the suicide bomb that was set off outside a concert venue in Manchester. No, I'm referring to the one in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The Weekly Watch


The Corporate Coup


is it complete?

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The success of the corporate oligarchy is evident all around us.... from a “for profit corporation in chief” to his cabinet that owns as much as half the citizens in the country. Like it or not (aware or not) we are subservient to the oligarchs. Remember the fellow hauled off the airplane last month? How about the corporate mercenaries attack against the water protectors at Standing Rock? Or, what about our helplessness as we use our own tax money to finance corporate wars for fossil fuels?

No Action

First time I went to Las Vegas, me and a college friend drove down there from Olympia, WA on the way to Oklahoma City via Palm Springs, CA (but I've never been to Spain). I remember we decided to stand around and study the craps tables for awhile until we figured out how to play. After deciding we had learned enough to lose money, we placed our bets. Two bucks, on red. The dealer took a quick look at our bets and plainly stated, "no action".

Two bucks, no action.

Trump preparing for war with Iran

If you liked the most recent Iraq war, you'll absolutely love war with Iran.
Make no mistake, war with Iran will be an epic disaster. A Napoleon invading Russia in 1812 level of catastrophe.
But facts and reality has never been enough to change Donald Trump's mind.

Trump has loaded his cabinet of trusted advisers with anti-Iran warhawks.

Repair Cafes and the return of the Repair ethos

When I was young most towns, villages, suburbs and such had "the repair guy"; a little shop with gaskets and parts for most household appliances and gadgets, vacuum tubes and a tube checker, refurbished small appliances for sale, and a Mr. Fixit type guy. When soemthing broke you took it to him to have it fixed unless you could fix it yourself. Even if you could, you might wind up at his place to get the parts that you couldn't get from the dealer, depatment store or hardware sore.

Hillary's deathbed confessions

The recent rantings of hateful Hillary have lead me to conclude: she is delusional; she thinks she is the president; and everybody left her down.

Sounds like the ravings of a previous monster, nein? Because of this similarity, I was going to title this: "Adolph Hillary schläft im Führer Bunker". But since I did want to draw the ire of mimi and lotlizard, I avoided that title.

I love me an angry man like this one

UPDATE: I just wanted to apologize for my cranky ranting and commenting. I wasn't even capable to
read aside from write or thinking. BAD NIGHTMARES. But it helped to kill the time. Thank you for sticking it out with me.

and you guys and gals all take a break, shut down the internet, go fishing, take a deep breath and the come back next week or next month and ... fight like hell....

What happens first? Obamacare Repeal or Obamacare Implosion?

About a month ago I explained that "we must unite to defend health insurance legislation that is “the craziest thing in the world”, and that sometimes "catches fire", that its premiums rise more than 20 percent on average every year, that is in a "death spiral", and that is vanishing in large parts of America."

More and more people are becoming aware of how screwed the 99% are with no help

to be expected from anyone on the political horizon, no matter the party.

In a constitutionally and systemically created “two party country”, we have allowed the one time “party of the people” to devolve into a co-conspirator that would have us all as slave labor feeding the wealthy, a country where those that have nothing to contribute to the wealth of the few are left to perish as useless eaters. A country where bloody empire for the profit of of an out of control military industry and a thriving new mercenary industry are gorged on the blood of those that are no threat to us in any military sense. A modern form of feudalism that is developing before our eyes, becoming further entrenched, and will destroy our children’s lives and livelihoods (our own as well of course but it is the children I feel will inherit the worst of it) no matter which party is in control, many feel one party is more in favor of such dystopian achievements than the other, yet I find they simply play off each other, taking turns, each party doing what it does best to achieve this neo-feudalism.

Rational Self-Preservation Through Global Unity

Imagine a world where instead of eternally fighting each other in defense of our various cliques, cults, colors, creeds or groups, we began first defending all humans and the planet against our common threats: corruption, war, poverty, nationalism, and other divisive business models for psychopathic profiteering.

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