…all hallows eve, and some grave observations…

…which would require some digging…


…from vietnam to kunduz, ‘accidents’ do happen…

…once we say so…

As the US citizenry remains pacified at the thought that their President would commune each Tuesday, ‘Bugsplat Tuesday’, with august personages such as Thomas Aquinas and St Augustine before unleashing death from on high, facts would fail to cooperate, and often. The release of drone files put paid to this precise targeting of ‘bad guys’, an asinine term so beloved of the US corporate media.

With the likely premeditated bombing of that hospital in Kunduz, the US would issue a flurry of contradictory, and even preposterous, excuses with its President finally and glibly proffering some weak tea, ‘a tragic accident’. Again, facts fail to cooperate with the exceptional US policy. Read the rest of this entry »


…us democracy, democrats, latin refugees, and silence…

…of us ‘latin leadership’, amid choreographed photo-ops, sound bites…

As desperate refugees flee their homes and possessions in such countries for their survival in Europe, the consequences of historical US ‘involvement’ in Latin America, in this case El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala have not been unforeseen. These countries are not as far away as say, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan or Iraq.

And to be considered, one consequence of such interventions has never been economic or social improvement in those countries where repression continues as endemic and prevalent, even under the guise of ‘democracy’ – Honduras would be catapulted backward and violently so, after the US-sanctioned overthrow of Honduras’ Manuel Zelaya in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »


…night draws its shutters, a nightingale sings…

…and entrances…


…the brew of the dancing goats summons the dawn…

…to the joy of music…

vita brevis est, quoque felicitas


…wall street, his master’s voice…

…and responding accordingly…

David Dayen at The Intercept does some research, as would be expected of serious journalists, and he finds Talk of Criminally Prosecuting Corporations Up, Actual Prosecutions Down

A new analysis of federal data from Syracuse University finds that the Justice Department’s criminal prosecutions of corporations fell 29 percent from 2004 to 2014, even as criminal referrals to the Justice Department from other federal agencies have risen.

The figure shows the exceptional performance of the US President’s Justice Department, with the chief lawman and his sidekick riding off to their now mega-ranches. By now most will have been accustomed to the tiresome, emptiness of the rhetoric, and the ensuing thorough lack of any action on issues that adversely affect the non-one percent of the quiescent and mildly apprehensive US victims.

On the matter of ‘just following orders’ from above, as another pesky journalist would state, Read the rest of this entry »


…as the sun sets, the joy of life continues…

…and as tomorrow, never assured…