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A brown capuchin monkey appears to give a rude hand gesture in Pantanal, Brazil. May 2011

A brown capuchin monkey appears to give a rude hand gesture in Pantanal, Brazil. May 2011

Quirky animal pictures by wildlife photographer Joanne Williams:
And what adult human being can’t relate to the finger action of this brown capuchin monkey? This is a universal human gesture dating back to the Roman Empire! (I looked it up!)”
[Joanne Williams / Rex Features]

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1. Madman in the Marketplace - 10 July 2011

“I got yer pose right here!”

marisacat - 10 July 2011

Gave me a laugh anyway… 😆

Madman in the Marketplace - 11 July 2011

me too

2. marisacat - 11 July 2011

😆

let me condense Slobster’s mini presser:

If my mother and grandmother (the white grannie) were still alive, I’d bend them over a table and whoever could line up.

Here is a quote from Slobster:

Pull off the bandaid, eat our peas! (No, he really is saying that)

(How soon to some Maya Snookie daughter shit? Nxt breath I guess.)

Bonus: Tiger has a big fat special announcement later today.

Keep laughing.

marisacat - 11 July 2011

hmm he has now told us three times how wealthy he is.

I am beginning to wonder at how big a mess he is psychologically. I am guessing bigger than I ever imagined.

(Oh and no Tiger presser today, 😆 )

3. diane - 11 July 2011

I looked to see if I could find a piccy of a Diana Monkey giving the finger (cuz I’m sure it happens all the time) which I could make use of. …Alas, …..I failed, ….but What The Fock, …… there’s always HOPE …and …..CHANGE…(FOCKERS!) …………:0)

;0)

marisacat - 11 July 2011

what a pretty monkey that is…

diane - 11 July 2011

Here’s a great shot too: :0) , …way past that the finger stage. ….I kind of like it though,….nice teefies goin on there, …….and Gold’s Gym has absolutely nothin …on that fine bod’ .

she/he is kinda cute isn’t she/he? ;0)

4. diane - 11 July 2011

I see a November 11th, 2004 BBC piece …. …Smoke and Corpses …being tweeked in the Top Clicks …section.

Can’t imagine why, ….I mean all those $$$$$$US$$$$$$$$ WAR CRIMINALS were put out of business when Lord oBombster gained throne …………..

Oops sorry ….wrong script ……….. kinda tricky,

Anywho, shouldn’t we all just lobotomize now? ….get with the program? …..albeit, much, much closer to Home, …(what did anyone fucking expect when they signed on to out and out carnage?))… wit’ the Smoke and Corpses. ….Albeit too, …a somewhat subtle, a tad sloooooooooower death versus a rapid one?

no I don’t have the answer, then again, I’m sure.. the answer does not reside in DC

diane - 11 July 2011

We are publishing his and other eyewitness accounts from the city in order to provide the fullest possible range of perspectives from those who are there:

A row of palm trees used to run along the street outside my house – now only the trunks are left.

The upper half of each tree has vanished, blown away by mortar fire.

From my window, I can also make out that the minarets of several mosques have been toppled.

There are more and more dead bodies on the streets and the stench is unbearable.

Smoke is everywhere.

Sleeping through bombardment

A house some doors from mine was hit during the bombardment on Wednesday night. A 13-year-old boy was killed. His name was Ghazi.

I tried to flee the city last night but I could not get very far. It was too dangerous.

I am getting used to the bombardment. I have learnt to sleep through the noise – the smaller bombs no longer bother me.

Without water and electricity, we feel completely cut off from everyone else.

I only found out Yasser Arafat had died because the BBC rang me.

It is hard to know how much people outside Falluja are aware of what is going on here.

I want them to know about conditions inside this city – there are dead women and children lying on the streets.

People are getting weaker from hunger. Many are dying from their injuries because there is no medical help left in the city whatsoever.

Some families have started burying their dead in their gardens.

….

marisacat - 11 July 2011

From everything i have read we destroyed Fallujah… and I think we did it, firstly, as Christian sport… but also because, again from what I read, it has a long long history of defiance. An actual pocket of resistance. Against the British, against Saddam and big surprise against us.

diane - 11 July 2011

carnage in Fallujah….

marisacat - 11 July 2011

well I said at the 2004 elections, now we will see how many people want to drink MORE blood. (And I sure did not vote for Kerry, what a hapless nothing)

Same thing this go round.

diane - 11 July 2011

I voted for that asshole, mother fucker Kerry, …wooed, I suppose, by those doing much better off than those I love, and even myself (maybe they are better than my loved ones and myself?), I’ll never forgive myself, …likewise the switch pull for o’Bombster, despite an extreme dislike,.. against my better instincts about just not voting at all. Really idiotic (deadly, in fact ) on my part, since, in my younger days, I made a quite deliberate decision to register as an Independent …(no, never a Bircher, Libertarian, etc. …(certainly never, ever voted ReThuglican in my life span), at least I don’t have to feel badly about that, ….though, …… that’s really no consolation, …as I shouldn’t have voted for any of them. ……;0( ).

(sorry if this is a duplicate post hon, I was ‘refining’ my comments…. when a new window opened. This one, is the finished comment.)

marisacat - 11 July 2011

WP I think is still having problems iwth its new comment format. Earlier today after I posted a comment, it looked like it logged me off. But then I refreshed the page… and was still logged in.

gah. Who knows.

5. marisacat - 11 July 2011

Helloooooooooooooooooo ? The more they speak, the more jet lag they have, the more truth drips out.

Monday, July 11, 2011

So why are you occupying Iraq? I get confused sometimes

“Newly appointed US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta told American troops in Baghdad on Monday that 9/11 was the reason they were in Iraq, before he was quickly corrected by his spokesman.

“The reason you guys are here is because of 9/11. The US got attacked and 3,000 human beings got killed because of Al-Qaeda,” Panetta told about 150 soldiers at the Camp Victory US base. “We’ve been fighting as a result of that,” he said.” (thanks Farah)

Posted by As’ad AbuKhalil at 9:19 AM

AA drew frm a AFP report that also had this:

The administration of former US President George W. Bush had hastily linked Saddam Hussein, the ousted Iraqi dictator, to the 9/11 attacks.

That was one of the justifications for the 2003 US-led invasion, but the argument has since been widely dismissed.

Doug Wilson, Panetta’s spokesman, quickly jumped in after his boss, who just took office on July 1, made the statement. riiiight he is so new to government… Mcat

“I don’t think he’s getting into the argument of 2002-2003,” as the reason for the Iraq invasion, Wilson he told reporters, adding that his boss was “a plain-spoken secretary.”

“He has made clear that the major threat to this country is coming from Al-Qaeda and terrorist groups and he has also made clear that wherever we are in the world today, that (Al-Qaeda) is a principle reason for a military presence,” Wilson said. ….

Yeah we are clear on that!

Madman in the Marketplace - 11 July 2011

LOL

6. Madman in the Marketplace - 11 July 2011

Stand for Children Founder Brags About What His Group Did To Teachers Unions

As Lisa Guisbond said, “this is an amazing video [Ed. note: Video is originally from Fred Klonsky’s blog] from the Aspen Ideas Festival in which Stand For Children’s Jonah Edelman (yes, son of Marian Wright Edelman) explains how he, with the support of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Arne Duncan’s senior advisor Jo Anderson (former Executive Director of the IEA) outfoxed the CTU, the IFT and the IEA’s Ken Swanson and Audrey Soglin into agreeing to Senate Bill 7.”

marisacat - 11 July 2011

I think Edelman, the husband of Marian Wright, is [possibly] of some value (he left HHS over the Clinton welfare dismantle) but she is just one more remnant of too high an elevation post Civil Rights. So…….. the kid is the “tell”. Rather like Thurgood Marshall III who sits on the board of Corrections Corporation of America.

And she and Hillary, IMO CONSPIRED to make Hillary look like some decades long warrior for children, in the ’92 run.

GMAFB

7. Madman in the Marketplace - 11 July 2011

Economy Faces a Jolt as Benefit Checks Run Out

Jeebus, this is going to hit a lot of people very, very hard:

An extraordinary amount of personal income is coming directly from the government.

Close to $2 of every $10 that went into Americans’ wallets last year were payments like jobless benefits, food stamps, Social Security and disability, according to an analysis by Moody’s Analytics. In states hit hard by the downturn, like Arizona, Florida, Michigan and Ohio, residents derived even more of their income from the government.

By the end of this year, however, many of those dollars are going to disappear, with the expiration of extended benefits intended to help people cope with the lingering effects of the recession. Moody’s Analytics estimates $37 billion will be drained from the nation’s pocketbooks this year.

In terms of economic impact, that is slightly less than the spending cuts Congress enacted to keep the government financed through September, averting a shutdown.

Unless hiring picks up sharply to compensate, economists fear that the lost income will further crimp consumer spending and act as a drag on a recovery that is still quite fragile. Among the other supports that are slipping away are federal aid to the states, the Federal Reserve’s program to pump money into the economy and the payroll tax cut, scheduled to expire at the end of the year.

marisacat - 11 July 2011

I read that 2 dollars out of every 10 several places today… at least it is getting around.

They really are decimating the country, killing it off in big chunks.

Madman in the Marketplace - 11 July 2011

people seem to have no idea …

marisacat - 11 July 2011

They really don’t.

When I read that the nasty little move that Obslob made to stop the COLA for two years, took 13 BILLION out of the economy… a lot was clear.

Stop government subsidies and the entire nation s not only poorer, overnight, but the cash flow steeply decreases.

As I would say for years when all sorts of people would bitch and moan about welfare and similar, it is not spent outside the country. it is spent very quickly for basics. Foodstuffs and immediate needs

I read today that CISCO, who has just announced a big layoff, runs [some of] their off shore sales thru a holding company… in I think Switzerland and avoided 7 BILLION in taxes from that one dodge.

ts - 12 July 2011

Or Google, which has moved $2.3 billion in earnings to tax havens just in the last year. So much for “don’t be evil”.

marisacat - 12 July 2011

they’ve written off America, as I see it, all they need is the government linkages, not the country, not the people. They make quick fast killing deals (like Twitter just did with San Francisco, to put a so called HQ here in an area in need of an “anchor”, but wiht no long term promises for the big sweetheart deal coming in, greatly reduced payroll taxes for any hires over the number they have now) and move on, later.

I noticed a tidbit recently from a WSJ reporter, that US companies that became transnationals have nto invested in the US in 3 decades. IF a corp is US based, and dependent on th US market, they do still invest.

But not the others. Obviously not new, but increased to a point where it affects the country deeply.

marisacat - 12 July 2011

oh and:

the Cisco layoff is reported to be 10K.

diane - 12 July 2011

What initially comes to my mind, regarding Google’s (et al) “windfall:” …criminal, yet legal, IRS Transfer Pricing Agreements regarding Sly Con Valley Techie Oligarchies;…..Ireland (for one); ……and now AUSTERITY for the average Irish citizens, due to a Whoreish Corporate Tax Rate. (almost as low as the ultimate, effectively close to zero, tax rate as the $$$$$$$US$$$$$$$$$$ Multinational Corporate Tax Rate.)

This special relationship has been more than two decades in the making as companies like Intel and Hewlett-Packard opened sizable operations in Ireland that helped lead a high-tech renaissance of the long-suffering Irish economy. More recently, that embrace grew closer as Facebook, Zynga, Seagate and Google made Ireland their base for their European operations.

The Irish government has been trying to seize this opportunity to help boost its startup economy, going so far as to open an Irish incubator in San Jose this year to help startups plug into the Silicon Valley scene.

There were plenty of reasons that each partner found the other attractive. But make no mistake, a big part of the valley’s interest was Ireland’s astonishingly low 12.5 percent corporate tax rate, a pittance compared with the 35 percent corporate tax rate in the United States [that 35% rate is certainly not the effective rate of Multinationals domiciled in the $UZ$ ….by a long, looooooong stretch, thanks to our $$$$$$Public Servants$$$$$$$$$$ – diane].

Now that Ireland has come to its European neighbors asking for a bailout, many of them are pressuring the government to consider raising that rate — about which they have quietly seethed for years — to close a massive budget deficit.

Valley companies have been blunt about that.

“HP is very clear, if the tax rate increased we would

be relooking at our investment in Ireland,” the company’s manufacturing boss Lionel Alexander told the Irish Independent. HP has 4,000 employees in Ireland.

“Anything that impinges on Ireland’s competitiveness is going to be a big thing for Google, including corporation tax,” John Herlihy, head of Google’s Dublin operations, which has 2,000 employees, told the Belfast Telegraph.

By coincidence, just as the full scope of the Irish financial crisis was making international headlines two weeks ago, a delegation of 25 executives and venture capitalists from Silicon Valley arrived for a visit that was supposed to celebrate the special relationship between the two regions. Led by former Intel CEO and Chairman Craig Barrett, the trip is an annual event sponsored by the Irish Technology Leadership Group, a 3-year-old organization of high-level technology leaders in Silicon Valley.

of course what should have come to mind for Ireland, was that if those techie oligarchies were so ready to “dick” the citizens in the country which fully backed and sponsored – via citizen, taxpayer capital – the inception of those techie oligarchies, that those techie oligarchies would be more than happy to “dick’ them also.

marisacat - 12 July 2011

hmm I am pretty sure i have read an even lower figure for Ireland corporate tax rate than 12.5%… maybe if a company does that sandiwch game that has been described. ireland is just part of the equation, IIRC.

Yeah they sure don’t pay 35 here. That is just the “demo” story, LOL

diane - 12 July 2011

hmm I am pretty sure i have read an even lower figure for Ireland corporate tax rate than 12.5%…

likely that tricky effective rate, deliberately, and totally ….. obscured, which is the always the goal. …Analogous to effective interest rates, ……always a malicious sooprize!

diane - 12 July 2011

anyhow:

Some families have started burying their dead in their gardens.

of course, in the $$$$$UZ$$$$$$$ ….that is illegal, ….where then, …shall we bury, …honor, ……our dead loved ones? because surely, they will be exponentially increasing.

8. BooHooHooMan - 12 July 2011

Killing of Ahmed Karzai a setback for U.S. mission in Afghanistan

…not to mention Ahmed Karzai…

Heroin and Arms markets remain unchanged in heavy trading.

marisacat - 12 July 2011

You knwo what I heard? Human trafficking… in particular Ahmed, but as a family business going quite a ways back.

BooHooHooMan - 12 July 2011

Whole humans? Goodness gracious how backward.
Their elites need Innovate, Win them Some Future , specialize, and get into the parts and maintenance business. Like here, Before long their people might actually have the prospect of selling their blood to make it, maybe be picked up as test subjects by a pharmaceutical company or even go Big Time: having some of their organs harvested by the Israelis.

marisacat - 12 July 2011

well maybe it is in pieces. Piece work… ya know?

BooHooHooMan - 12 July 2011

Looks like a job for Barry.
He’ll need sumpin’.
That PoS, Eat Your Peas Prize Winning Barry.

9. BooHooHooMan - 12 July 2011

I see Obama and his boychicks are playing that 17 levels of chess he’s famous for, you know, where your solitary besieged king runs for his life after engaging in asinine brinkmanship and bllibbering on about how they won’t be able to pay Social Security in August.

The GOP could bury this guy right now if they wanted.

~Barry had money for the Banksters~ etc,,,

marisacat - 12 July 2011

his approval numbers in FLorida are Sarko levels..

BooHooHooMan - 12 July 2011

and for the first time in the national polls, I see Gallup (who doesn’t screen to even registered or likely voters)….is showing him flat-lining..

And no I won’t be starting in on the 012 pageant , LOL, but at RCP , with Gallup factoered in it has been keeping the national poll averages this dud, this lint, this, navel cheese in warm commodious environs for at least the last year.

Like you said, regarding his dwindling support:, a mile wide and an inch deep.

marisacat - 12 July 2011

I think thru the years that Gallup’s job is “keeper of the flame” no matter who it is who is in. Like so many supposed Democratic or even democratic orgs are just status quo maintaners… but as Gallup comes into alignment with others, it will fall.

Not that I think polling is some great sign in the desert, but taken as a whole, we can get somethign out of it…

SNICKER.

Tho I will say again, he so deserves to be High Pharoah Pretzel when the shit, the many waves of shit hit the fan in 2013, ’14, ’15 and so on.

we are so fucking scroood.

BooHooHooMan - 12 July 2011

Seems to me the messaging on the Budget and debt limit is going the way it goes with these Vichy Dems, terrorizing the village, lowering expectations, setting up more cuts,

Oh the banking and corporate class will get theirs, paid along with the Pols, the lobbyists and legal retainers, the contract grifters, etc.
With the same ups for the Mil , the cops, the jailers and, of course, Israel.

marisacat - 12 July 2011

it’s been clear for years, the plan was to bleed the country dry for the wars – and whatever else.

As Sarko and Silvio hiccup over Libya.

But Panetta slobbers on (as does Barleycorn)

BooHooHooMan - 12 July 2011

Definitely War IS the Status Quo, and while some took note of Eisenhower’s admonitions on the MIC, few see how both Parties operate in furthering its aims, fewer still see the abject collusion for what it is let alone criticize it.

So fuckin screwed.

BooHooHooMan - 12 July 2011

Ah well, just sittin around waiting for the Fall.
Which isn’t for everybody, ya know.
As somebodies hacked Booz Allen.. LOL.
Pinched 35 thousand Pentagon email accounts.

Sucks when that happens. LOL.

10. brinn - 13 July 2011

Am alive and ensconced in the new digs, though the unpacking sorting and organizing may take a while…boys are good, things are well — just checking to say so!

Hope all is well with all of you! Miss you!

marisacat - 13 July 2011

just checking to say so!

oh good on all points…now catch your breath!!

brinn - 13 July 2011

catch my breath…yes, every once in a while! Had to take both boys to the dr. for things out of the ordinary during the weeks of moving. Younger for constipation, elder for breathing issues…they’re both doing fine now, but $$ out of pocket that I didn’t actually have….we did get to go to the pool yesterday which was grand and the apt. is a nice little northern home base which will come in real handy once elder starts up school again…I am getting no more unemployment tho, and this morning I get an email from the boys’ father re: not paying any more child support…so next big thing on the list is to get someone to lend me the $$ to hire a lawyer to get the divorce done and his payments in legal form….I am tired of his threats to take the children and his intimating that I do not do my job as parent, that I should “get a job” and etc.

So, YES! breathing is good! 😉

love you lady!

marisacat - 13 July 2011

oh I wishyou good fortune brinn… at least in Cali there is reltively easy no fault divorce. Does he make noises he wants custody? Or just a big get out of providing cash for his sons…

brinn - 14 July 2011

Yes, he makes noises in that way, but mostly because (his words) “he doesn’t see why he should be stuck giving me free money for the next 10 years” — nice right? I could save a lot of money going the no fault way (250-500 vs. 1500-3000), but I don’t trust that we could communicate well enough to get it done, and I don’t want anything to slip by me because changing papers after they have been signed and filed with the court is a HUGE pain.
I propbably should stop writing about it online though….

Madman in the Marketplace - 13 July 2011

Hey, congrats!!!

brinn - 14 July 2011

Thanks! It was brutal, but I am thankful every morning that we have a place to live and that that place is not the apartment only! 😉 The three of us were over there on Tuesday to go swimming and hang out for the afternoon and we kept running into each other! yikes!

11. marisacat - 13 July 2011

New…

LINK

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