A few items today:
I learned this yesterday:
"In 1986, financial services made up 16% of our gross domestic product. Today financial services make up 41% of our gross domestic product."
Since 1986, huh? Well, I'm coming right out with the truth here. Ronald Reagan and his conservative economic terrorists made this happen by doing two things: Standing on the sidelines applauding while international corporations took all of our jobs to China et. al. and doing away with all of the regulations that prevented crooks (i.e. republicans) from robbing the country blind, and building huge operations based on doing absolutely nothing of economic value. The entire economic disaster that not just America but much of the rest of the world is now in, is totally the result of Repubicans running the country according to their self-serving economic lies. It happened in 1929, and the people of the United States, in their ignorance and their greed let it happen again.
"In the Randian ethos, called objectivism, the only real morality is self-interest"
So I guess according to Ayn Rand and her jackass followers, virtually every damned idiot who votes for Republicans is immoral, because they are certainly voting to destroy themselves and their families- a goal which, if that is what they are after, well, good for you guys, because it is in reach.
Now how about this miserable story:
Yahoo- "SEOUL, South Korea – An explosion caused by a torpedo likely tore apart and sank a South Korean warship near the North Korean border, Seoul's defense minister said Sunday, while declining to assign blame for the blast as suspicion increasingly falls on Pyongyang."
It has become increasingly clear over the last few days that this is the most likely explanation of the sinking of this South Korean warship. So what do you do about it? South Korea seems to be pretending that it didn't happen, which is really going to prevent things like this from happening again, right? Sorry, fellow liberals, this may offend you, but if this is true, I believe that the time has come to bomb the North Korean government and armed forces out of existence, really fast.
And, deal with it, I think we are going to be hearing stories like this from now 'till doomsday:
"Notorious Irish pedophile priest discovered working with kids in Holland"
But the Catholic Church is really working hard to stop child rape by priests, yes, you bet.
And how about this story:
"Nearly 100,000 protesters attended a rally on Okinawa Sunday to demonstrate against a US air base"
Why am I bringing this to your attention? Okinawa, with a population of 1.4 million, turned out 100,000 protesters for this event. The tea partiers turned out 3000, out of an American population of 320,000,000 at their last Washington march, but the press insists on telling us that it is a major movement. What a lie the whole teabagger thing is.
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