…1914, fall of eagles; 2014, fall of eagle?…

…the bbc may well have a starring part in this update to its earlier documentary…

Since many revel in hysteria. Yazidis on a mountain! Thousands! Millions! Tens of millions! Genocide awaits! The ‘humanitarian’ US must act now! Oh, that was the rationale for bombing Iraq once again, where a ruthless IS band is still on a rampage against very expensively trained soldiers who just scamper off at the mere mention of the name ‘IS’. As sudden as their appearance, the Yazidis have vanished from the MSM headlines as the urge for Perpetual War is being sated from that successful deception. And, yes, in Iraq that very IS group had been lopping heads off, as just one of its many other life ending atrocities. [And that head lopping off business has also been going on in, say, Mexico?]

So onto Syria, not to Iraq whose Prime Minister had relinquished his British citizenship only shortly before his inauguration as PM. It is in Syria, where IS, formerly known as ISIS or ISIL, would choose to insult and threaten, of all countries, the exceptionalist US and its Western allies of fallen empires. But, before getting to those threats, a digression. Read the rest of this entry »

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…us workers sleepwalking…

…backward to feudalism?…

One can only imagine the type of reaction in other countries should their citizens find themselves confronted with incontrovertible evidence of a steadily deteriorating existence they do live? In a nutshell, the bottom 90% of the US has been faring poorly, economic inequality has worsened, yet life goes on.

So what do we find in this small sampling of the economic condition of the 90% in the US?

Dave Gilson over at the mother jones blog pulls together data from several sources for a chart that shows the downward income trajectory of the US worker, Chart: You’re Working More But Earning Less Read the rest of this entry »


…day ends, and with a smile…

…the child, seemingly inattentive to such music, as adult can recall the very moment when it did register…

…childhood, continually appreciated with the fleeting years…


…that aroma, and the day begins…

…leisurely, very leisurely…

 


…more bite than bark, this dog…

…and certainly not that ‘obligatory’ us presidential dog of jaded myth…

The unimaginative flailing about that bespeaks US policy is well captured. Here we see how barking mad ‘policy makers’ can be, and who will just go on to greater wealth leaving chaos and death in their wake. Yet increasing ridicule will be to no avail, as the too slowly diminishing majority opts for acquiescence instead of adult inquisitiveness.

First Dog on the Moon on … Isis’ letter to the west

…that poverty in the US is worse than in most OECD countries should have registered so little in the US speaks volumes…

 


…as day ends, cycle of life continues…

…the ‘hunter’ is seldom ever not ensnared, pleasant life mystery…


…this special brew, in praise…

…of that lonely yet courageous battle against all odds, the cynical, the duplicitous…

…exemplar of democracy, democracy that is absent in the very ones that promote it most…