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Kiss kiss 20 October 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Occupy Wall Street, Viva La Revolucion!, WAR!.
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Former President Bill Clinton hugs former President George W. Bush after speaking during the dedication of phase 1 of the permanent Flight 93 National Memorial near the crash site of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. (AP / Amy Sancetta)

Seems Vancouver is all whupset that war criminal George Bush is heading their way for some speechifying. Please! Bill will be there too.

2 birds, shall we say….

Whack at ’em both. Other wise it is just partisan fakery egomania. And the various and sundry pols, boys and girls alike, are laughing at the neighbors, to say nothing of the domestic electorate.

They laugh a lot  –  at us.

Enh.

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1. Ganjafied Gabacho - 20 October 2011
Madman in the Marketplace - 20 October 2011

Thomas is really good on the tube.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 20 October 2011

have to agree. I saw him on Larry O’Hopium, and he’s got a natural gregariousness that translates right thru the camera, IMO

2. Ganjafied Gabacho - 20 October 2011

Where the fuck are our traveling guillotines?

Funny, he doesn’t look like Marie Antoinette. But when former New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller asks his readers if they are “bored by the soggy sleep-ins and warmed-over anarchism of Occupy Wall Street,” it displays the arrogance of disoriented royal privilege.

Perhaps his contempt for anti-corporate protesters was honed by the example of his father, once the chairman of Chevron. In any case, it is revealing, given the cheerleading support that the Times gave to the radical deregulation of Wall Street that occurred when Keller was the managing editor of the newspaper.

As the Times reported on its news pages in 1998, heralding the merger that created Citigroup as the world’s largest financial conglomerate: “In a single day, with a bold merger, pending legislation in Congress to sweep away Depression-era restrictions on the financial services industry has been given a sudden, and unexpected, new chance of passage.”

The report all too breathlessly continued, “Indeed, within 24 hours of the deal’s announcement, lobbyists for insurers, banks and Wall Street firms were huddling with Congressional banking committee staff members to fine-tune a measure that would update the 1933 Glass-Steagall Act separating commercial banking from Wall Street and insurance. …”

Truthdig

marisacat - 20 October 2011

Poor Bill Keller. Always a front man while being lowest man on th totem pole… is my take on him. So Obama-esque of him.

Sorry this languished forever in Mod… I slept like the dead til about 15 mins ago….

3. Ganjafied Gabacho - 20 October 2011

The reeling housing market has come to this: To shore it up, two Senators are preparing to introduce a bipartisan bill Thursday that would give residence visas to foreigners who spend at least $500,000 to buy houses in the U.S.

The provision is part of a larger package of immigration measures, co-authored by Sens. Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.) and Mike Lee (R., Utah), designed to spur more foreign investment in the U.S.

Supporters of the bill, co-authored by Sen. Charles Schumer, say it would help make up for American buyers who are holding back. fuck you, chuckie- GG

Foreigners have accounted for a growing share of home purchases in South Florida, Southern California, Arizona and other hard-hit markets. Chinese and Canadian buyers, among others, are taking advantage not only of big declines in U.S. home prices and reduced competition from Americans but also of favorable foreign exchange rates.

WSJ

Hey let’s sell the whole country to China. It will settle our debt and we can go be squatters in Mexico, where we will feel right at home because we’ve been sure to send gunz there for years now… 👿

BooHooHooMan - 20 October 2011

CNN is looping a very bloody clip of Moammar Gahdaffi dead.
Literally a red meat video.

President Peace Prize to gloat at presser soon, no doubt::::
Hmmm ? Bluescreen “CHANGE” bsckground I suppose, from the new White House Trophy Room, Barry in, literally, a smoking jacket , jodhpurs, assorted heads mounted on the wall….

Ganjafied Gabacho - 20 October 2011

they already had the virtual head mounts on MSNBC, with McCaffrey (ack!) spewing nonsense and dissembling about Yemen and Syria

BooHooHooMan - 20 October 2011

There is a vid of Hillarry blabbering on mic before official start of presser in Afghanistan ,handed a blackberry with some text message re Ghadaff and she was all PFFT Who the Hell Knows?

And other snippets regarding out Chickens with their Heads Cut-Off Admin —
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W.H. can’t confirm Qadhafi news

“We are unable to confirm” reports of his capture, spokesman Tommy Vietor says.

I thjink AA puts it best…

And now in Libya
Now that Qadhdhafi has been killed and his Third Universal Theory buried with him, Libyan NATO militias can now focus on their priorities: silencing critics, internecine bloody wars, and the gradual imposition of a Bin Ladenite order.
Posted by As’ad AbuKhalil at 7:23 AM

And then there is the spectacle of rabid ape Berleconi declaring like WaPo, even shock: ;roll: 😉 …Eight-month war ends as former leader’s last stronghold is overrun

after which, the Itallian Bond Market summarily TANKED.
Lewd, rude and crude there in Italy. yepper.
Oh and everywhere else: as Oil hit a $111 this morning before backin off a buck or two.. Which is so nice living hand to mouth as a matter of course…

Oh its over all right…….just not the Wars….

marisacat - 20 October 2011

111 is pretty high. Not that long ago it had slid quite a bit lower. Not that any of that matters at the pump it does not.

marisacat - 20 October 2011

There is a vid of Hillarry blabbering on mic before official start of presser in Afghanistan, handed a blackberry with some text message re Ghadaff and she was all PFFT Who the Hell Knows?

Just saw it, that was Huma Abedin with her, btw.

marisacat - 20 October 2011

I woke without realising it to the tones of McCaffrey… the ship’s prow of the local talk radio is in DC today and tomorrow and first up was Barry. Horrible man. Next up (and on now) is Jonah Goldberg. The barely functional child that only has a job due ot his mother being an old time R operative and having been a principal in what I still say was a sting against Bill C (not Monica herslef, she was just a hapless one, but the others in the deal, it was a sting… )

Fucking hell. I wish I drank.

4. ms_xeno - 20 October 2011

Fuckin’ NPR. I woke this morning to Clinton II’s latest bout of saber-rattling and almost puked into my first cup of coffee.

marisacat - 20 October 2011

She so needs to wear a mil uniform and get over it. just give in dear, dream of bombs flying.

ms_xeno - 21 October 2011

Yeah, those dreams are awesome. So long as the bombs are pointing at somebody else. 👿

marisacat - 21 October 2011

I am expecting her to go even more insane.

5. marisacat - 20 October 2011

hmmm France 24 was just on live from Misrata… they have team hunting for the Qaddafi remains. he is said to be in a mosque in Misrate… and they say they have found no evidence yet other than the claims from the NTC.

Them thar rebels have to bring out the body soon, I’d say.

marisacat - 20 October 2011

All the news reports are going on the “Libyan Prime Minister confirms… “. Even little Mr Cameron stood in front of No 10…

I still say, bring out the body!!

Ganjafied Gabacho - 20 October 2011

I’m not sure there’s much left, skynews is saying they dragged the body through the streets:

youtube video

marisacat - 20 October 2011

welll France 24 team should have been able to find it then….

Ganjafied Gabacho - 20 October 2011

at least some bits and pieces for DNA 😆

6. marisacat - 20 October 2011

As two San Francisco legislators denounced the Obama administration’s attack on medical marijuana suppliers in California, the president of a Tenderloin district dispensary said Tuesday he will probably close shop in three weeks because of a threatening letter from the U.S. attorney.

Charlie Pappas said the Divinity Tree Patients’ Wellness Cooperative at 958 Geary St. is a nonprofit that supplies medical marijuana to almost 3,000 users and has followed state and local laws since it opened seven years ago.

But now, Pappas said, the dispensary’s directors are “fearful that the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) will raid us” after federal prosecutors threatened the landlord with possible criminal charges and forfeiture of his property. . . . . .

Read more: SF Gate

Ganjafied Gabacho - 20 October 2011

Meanwhile capitalists (yeah a lot of new york money came the emerald triangle in the last few years) are harvesting 1000+ plant grows for export out of state.

Mutherfuckers on both sides of this issue piss me off, especially when truly sick people can’t get their meds 👿

marisacat - 20 October 2011

Mutherfuckers on both sides of this issue piss me off

exactly

2 years ago, quite soon after Slobby went in, to my eye, raids ratcheted up a lot. A very small dispensary, on one of those alleys south of Market here in the city was harshly raided… all sorts of stuff carted away, and they gratuitously raided a private home in a flat above the dispensary. It was a mix of DEA and locals… According to what I read, it was a small, poorer dispensary that tried to benefit the poorer clients, with regularly discounted supplies if need be and a few special days a month for reduced sales…

Hearing of the raid which landed early am, most dispensaries just closed down for the day…

Etc.

And the raids of small medicinal growers north of here ratcheted up as well. Unlike raids of the bigger growers, where I understand the norm when a raid somes down is seizure but no arrests, the small people, just a few plants and locally licensed for med MJ growing, were arrested.

7. Ganjafied Gabacho - 20 October 2011

Illdoctrine on OWS and ringers

Seems like a fairly clear thinking fellow…

Madman in the Marketplace - 20 October 2011

I’ve enjoyed his stuff for a while. It’s great fun to listen to him try to explain hip hop to the old fogies on “Morning Edition” from time to time.

8. Ganjafied Gabacho - 20 October 2011

OMFG. I guess Khaddify’s demise is due to our holy (and heroic) drones…at least according to “Mitch” at the pentagon reporting to Bashir on MSNBC

“scattering coachroaches”

(/blaaghhhhh)

9. BooHooHooMan - 20 October 2011
marisacat - 20 October 2011

Totally wonderful!

marisacat - 20 October 2011

The Sonoma Co Occupy, which is at Santa Rosa, north of me… Seems it ws a very local affair, like all of them…. Someone hung a sign off a visiting dog: Fight The Big Cats. 😆

With around 3000 participants, the Santa Rosa occupation, according to the New York Times, was the sixth largest in the nation. This is in a small city of some 150,000. Local organizers say that they plan to stay at least until Dec. 24, which is the date that the national movement has set to end the occupations and evolve into its next step, whatever that may be. The learning and action communities can be expected to continue in various forms. A gathering of people from the many General Assemblies is scheduled for July 4, 2012.

It was good to see some friends in the streets that I had not seen in years. Amidst the joy of being in a multi-generational and multi-cultural gathering, we were able to catch up. We have a strong GoLocal group here and they were there with signs, as were members of the Living Wage Coalition, Unitarian Universalist churches, Peace and Justice Center, North Bay Labor Council, and other long-time groups. ….

UGH 2:41 very sharp earthquake here…

marisacat - 20 October 2011

4.2 …. it felt bigger I have to say.

Madman in the Marketplace - 20 October 2011

that is so cheering

10. marisacat - 20 October 2011

😆 .. 🙄

Women and men have been segregated on the private-yet-public B110 bus for nearly four decades, but nobody outside Brooklyn’s Hasidic community ever really took notice. Now the secret is out, and it’s not going over well. The Department of Transportation has threatened to shut down the bus if it doesn’t end the policy, the city’s Commission on Human Rights has launched an investigation, and Mayor Bloomberg is pissed. . . . . .

11. brinn - 20 October 2011

k.

Could somebody(ies?) sum up for me what the hell has been going on in the last 48 hours?!

Kid the larger had another surgery today…he’s home and doing fine, but haven’t had time to pay attention to fuck all….

Do I need to, do you think? I totally trust ya’ll’s judgement on that! 8)

*hugs*

oh, and hi ms_x!! 😉

marisacat - 20 October 2011

btw, ms_xeno said to say hello to you.. she’s been back around… and maybe will be by again later….

😉

As for the news, oh murder, mayhem, war, and protest…

On and on it goes… where it ends…………..

ms_xeno - 21 October 2011

brinn, hey! [hug]

I had an almost three-week career as a functioning member of society, but don’t worry. It didn’t take. >: (Fucking corporate asshole pig-dog bosses.)

My best wishes to you and the boys, natch!

12. marisacat - 20 October 2011

moiv sent me this… apparently ther is a graphic of interconnectednessness… which “looks like a virus” (I am off to read)

A University of Zurich study ‘proves’ that a small group of companies – mainly banks – wields huge power over the global economy.

The study is the first to look at all 43,060 transnational corporations and the web of ownership between them – and created a ‘map’ of 1,318 companies at the heart of the global economy.

The study found that 147 companies formed a ‘super entity’ within this, controlling 40 per cent of its wealth. All own part or all of one another. Most are banks – the top 20 includes Barclays and Goldman Sachs.

But the close connections mean that the network could be vulnerable to collapse. . . . .

hmm best laid plans of mice and men, resonates in that last line. GOOD LUCK!!

Read more: Daily Mail

marisacat - 20 October 2011

[‘I]n effect, less than one per cent of the companies were able to control 40 per cent of the entire network,’ says James Glattfelder, a complex systems theorist at the Swiss Federal Institute in Zurich, who co-wrote the research, to be published in the journal PLoS One.

Some of the assumptions underlying the study have come in for criticism – such as the idea that ownership equates to control. But the Swiss researchers have no axe to grind: they simply applied mathematical models usually used to model natural systems to the world economy, using data from Orbis 2007, a database listing 37 million companies and investors. . . . .

BooHooHooMan - 20 October 2011

Thanks to moiv and Mcat for that…

So true..

the close connections mean that the network could be vulnerable to collapse. . . . .

And this gave me a laugh

Some of the assumptions underlying the study have come in for criticism – such as the idea that ownership equates to control.

Yes, Very important to determine what type of incest it is.
The *Merely* Mutant Vampire Squid breeding ?
~ OR the Habitual kind of mutant vampirical squid-cesters ( so on and so forth etc.) WHOSE Partially Encapsulated PROTO Organisms then ETC. …ALSO breed WITH EACH OTHER and …( so on and so forth etc.) LOL

marisacat - 20 October 2011

The diagram is a hoot!!

13. Madman in the Marketplace - 20 October 2011

I think she’s so sharp on so many things in our culture: Susannah Breslin – Why We Love the Porn of War

As soon as the story breaks, media outlets chase the footage and disseminate it to an eager public. Perhaps once porn — the pornography of sex, that is — became available to everyone, we grew bored with it. Besides, what Porn Valley produced was a simulacrum — of intimacy, of making love, of reproduction.

When reality TV is a fiction, we continue the hunt for what is incontrovertibly real. We find it in Wikileaks’ “Collateral Murder” Apache helicopter video, a narco-war clip of a man being beheaded with a chainsaw, the Neda snuff video.

Outlets run the images, which in turn excite us, and the world keeps spinning.

Currently, the New York Times website features a still of Gaddafi’s corpse in a slideshow on the front page under a Capital One banner ad that promises to help you find the right credit card in less than 60 seconds.

Really, there isn’t much of a distinction left between porn and snuff, between selling sex and selling death, between the world’s desire to see a dead person dragged through the street by a hooting mob and the media’s desire to give us what we want no matter what it is.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 20 October 2011

I caught a video tonight, might of been on O’lie-ly or Ed “I love Reagan” Shultz, of Khaddafy being torn up by the mob, still alive. Stunned and bloddied, the look of fear, confusion and pain so obvious through the magic of video I actually felt sick…man was a mutherfucker of the first order, but damn it watching his tortured murder isn’t thrilling and should be soul-rending to any human who hasn’t suffered mightily at the victims hand…

marisacat - 20 October 2011

I don’t think things are going to “get better” in Libya…. we are actively painting it as a muddy back water (or back desert)… which it hardly was. Tho now so much infrstructure is blasted to smithereens… and all the much wanted western siphons will be put in place, who knows what life will be like, esp if you are not favored by the Eastern tribes.

Madman in the Marketplace - 21 October 2011

I turned it off, couldn’t watch.

14. Ganjafied Gabacho - 20 October 2011

PORTLAND, Tenn. – You’re probably used to seeing TSA’s signature blue uniforms at the airport, but now agents are hitting the interstates to fight terrorism with Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR).

“Where is a terrorist more apt to be found? Not these days on an airplane more likely on the interstate,” said Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons.

Tuesday Tennessee was first to deploy VIPR simultaneously at five weigh stations and two bus stations across the state.

LINK

’cause some A-rab terrorist might take out the Grand ‘ol Opry and so destroy the essential elan of our fighting forces and emasculate all real ‘merikkkan menfolk…

15. BooHooHooMan - 20 October 2011

Said I’d pass this around, so…

I enjoyed a rollicking good chat tonight with some guys from OccupyLSX camping out in front of St Pauls as part of Occupy London / Occupy the London Stock Exchange……

Two guys were at Dale Farm today in Essex and got arrested with about 35 when the cops came in.. with a Highway Excavator to demolish the encampment that has been there since the 70’s

Anyways here’s their livestream via GR which I said I’d pass around…
I see the old heads conked out after a long day…People taking turns making music at the moment

16. Ganjafied Gabacho - 20 October 2011

The American Civil Liberties Union has released government documents containing 185 allegations of sexual abuse against female immigration detainees in federal detention centers since 2007.

The documents, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, include detailed narratives by three women who describe sexual assaults by guards while the detainees were being transported in prison vans.

“Immigrants in detention are uniquely vulnerable to abuse – and those holding them in custody know it,” Mark Whitburn, senior staff attorney for the ACLU of Texas, said in a statement. “Many do not speak English … and may not be aware of their rights, or they may be afraid to exercise them.”

The documents reflect “just the tip of the iceberg” for detainees at risk of sexual abuse, Whitburn said.

AZ STARNETi

I’m sure “tip of the iceberg” is an understatement…

marisacat - 20 October 2011

Maria Hinojosa had a program on PBS … think last night, on the big detention center… Willys I think it was called and the history of abuse.

Plus a truly horrid woman who is the immigration assistant at the WH… she was hate-able.

17. marisacat - 20 October 2011

moiv also sent this.. Naomi Wolf got arrested at NYOccupy:

[A]nother scary outcome I discovered is that, when the protesters marched to the first precinct, the whole of Erickson Street was cordoned off – “frozen” they were told, “by Homeland Security”. Obviously if DHS now has powers to simply take over a New York City street because of an arrest for peaceable conduct by a middle-aged writer in an evening gown, we have entered a stage of the closing of America, which is a serious departure from our days as a free republic in which municipalities are governed by police forces.

The police are now telling my supporters that the permit in question gave the event managers “control of the sidewalks”. I have asked to see the permit but still haven’t been provided with it – if such a category now exists, I have never heard of it; that, too, is a serious blow to an open civil society. What did I take away? Just that, unfortunately, my partner and I became exhibit A in a process that I have been warning Americans about since 2007: first they come for the “other” – the “terrorist”, the brown person, the Muslim, the outsider; then they come for you – while you are standing on a sidewalk in evening dress, obeying the law.

comment is free in the Guardian

18. marisacat - 20 October 2011

Oh yeah… Jobs was such a great guy.

😆

No secret out here why the stock is sinking and it got poor remarks from the evaluators… respnse to this latest 4s, or whatever they call it, is muted. Cnet gave it weak reviews immediately….

Which is the reason they had Woz out in line in San Jose to buy one… chatting up the line for a day, with all news outlets covering it…. Yeah right.

19. marisacat - 21 October 2011

New

LINK

…………. 😯


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