Archive for November, 2022

Our Future:  Tenants And Slaves (November 28, 2022)

Posted in Our Future?, Society on November 28, 2022 by

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K          “Tenants and slaves.”

J          “Slaves and tenants.”

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K          “BlackRock and others are buying up all the houses and then renting them.  Soon we will be mere tenants.”

J          “UnitedHealth and others are destroying medical practices and then devouring them and then demoting the physicians and staff into low paid indentured servitude.  That is happening in other industries.  Soon we will be mere slaves.”

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Bumper stickers of the week:

Tenants And Slaves

You’ll Own Nothing and You’ll Be Unhappy

Soon we will be mere slaves and tenants

In tonight’s final score, it was Tenants zero, Slaves zero.

Existential Threat + Existential Threat = World War.  Are We Mired In World War E[conomic] / World War III? (November 21, 2022)

Posted in World War E, World War III on November 21, 2022 by

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K          “No question.”

J          “That is the answer.”

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K          “The U.S. seeks to depose Putin and to dismember Russia and to disembowel the Russians.  That is an existential threat to Russia.  That firms one’s resolve.”

J          “Russia is threatening U.S. hegemony over the world for the last 78 years.  That is an existential threat to the U.S.  That firms one’s resolve.”

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K          “The BRICS+ [Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa and others] are seeking to create a freer international economic architecture and a reserve currency based on commodities and possibly precious metals that will undermine and circumvent the PetroDollar and thus the primacy of the U.S.”

J          “The U.S. has been dominant since World War II and is unwilling to relinquish that position.  Using Ukraine and even Europe as expendable pawns in the great scheme is not pretty but may be necessary.”

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K          “Existential Threat + Existential Threat = World War.  We are in World War E[conomic] / World War III.  It can only get more kinetic.”

J          “It can only get really really really horrible.”

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[See “Let’s Be Clear: If WW3 Happens It Will Be The Result Of Choices Made By The US Empire” at dated November 7, 2022 by Caitlin Johnstone, the recipient of the Fourth Annual Pushitzer Prize In Commentary For 2019 (April 15, 2019) and some reservations about the deposing of the dollar in Not Every Robin = Spring and Not Every Story About Moving Away from the Dollar Is Well Founded” at dated November 18, 2022 by Yves Smith, the recipient of the Seventh Annual Pushitzer Prize In Commentary For 2022 (May 9, 2022).]

[See the e-commentary at Hiroshima And Nagasaki At 75 (August 10, 2020), The Cuban Missile Crisis And The Monroe Doctrine Today (February 28, 2022) and Cuba – October, 1962 (October 22, 2012).]

Bumper stickers of the week:

“This Ukraine crisis that we’re in right now, this is just the warmup.”  Navy Admiral Charles Richard

Existential Threat + Existential Threat = World War

L’Election (November 14, 2022)

Posted in Elections, Voting, War and Wall Street Party on November 14, 2022 by

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K          “Abortion concerns counterbalanced inflation fears?”

J          “Climate change counterpoised creeping crime concerns?”

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K          “Very little mention of World War III and its profound long term consequences.”

J          “I saw some blue and yellow.”

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K          “The red tsunami was more of a red rivulet.  The ‘D’ Division of the ‘War and Wall Street Party’ may have held the House of Lords and the ‘R’ Division of the ‘War and Wall Street Party’ may have taken the House of Commons.  At least, Biden will be able to obtain the confirmation of federal court judges for two years.”

J          “I have not looked closely at any numbers on the amount spent in the race, yet the ‘D’ Division seems to have spent a bucket of money.  How much did the FTX donations impact the outcome for the Democrats?”

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Bumper sticker of the week:

Vote for Nobody.  Nobody cares about you.  . . .  But vote.  For Somebody.

The Deux Coming?  Oh, And Happy Election Day / Full Moon Day! (November 7, 2022)

Posted in Uncategorized on November 7, 2022 by

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At least Google and DuckDuckGo are allowing access.

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J          “Are you crazy?  I will never make it past the port of entry.  I will be flagged and flogged.  They will take me to a back room and beat me up.  If I am released, I will be followed and tracked.  They will pull me over for some bogus turn signal violation and taser me.  My likely life span is less than that of a mosquito.  I’ve already been through this gig once.”

G         “You must do what you must do.”

J          “What about the villagers on !@#$%^&*()?  The !@#$%^&*()ians are decent folks and far more deserving.”

G         “That is your assignment.  You must do what you must do.”

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[See the e-commentary at “Just visiting, thank you.” (April 1, 2019).]

Bumper stickers of the week:

No one is coming to save you      Get up

You are alone

There is no meaning so you must make up some meaning

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”  Dalai Lama

The longer I live, the more convinced am I that this planet is used by other planets as a lunatic asylum.  George Bernard Shaw