Thursday, 28 July 2011


  • Good Rationing:   IVF (there are already enough people in the world)
        Also liposuction and other obesity treatments (to be provided only to those who have faithfully followed an exercise program for six months)
  • True, they are very worried.  It is why they are spending so much time on trying to figure out who knew what when about NOTW listening to movie star's voicemail seven years ago. Anything to divert attention from how useless they all are.
  • "I think they (consumers) would welcome some reality."
    If they welcomed reality, they would not be buying products labelled "anti-aging" or "miracle."
  • Careful, careful.  Scientific results that show no significant differences between races are okay to report.  Results that even hint at showing one or two races different from one or more other races in a way that could possibly be interpreted by anyone as "better" are considered racist and must be suppressed with the full force of politically correct indignation.
Facebook's Randi Zuckerberg: Anonymity Online 'Has To Go Away'

Facebook's Randi Zuckerberg: Anonymity Online 'Has To Go Away'

Commented Jul 28, 2011 at 03:52:52 in Technology

“By definition­, anyone demanding anonymity must have something to hide.

The question is: should there be places, including public places, where those with something to hide can be heard?
China: U.S. Debt Crisis Is Giving Democracy A Bad Name

China: U.S. Debt Crisis Is Giving Democracy A Bad Name

Commented Jul 28, 2011 at 03:25:19 in World

Whatever the cause, America is beginning to look like a bunch of deadbeats.
Pension Contributions 'To Increase'

Pension Contributions 'To Increase'

Commented Jul 28, 2011 at 03:01:02 in UK Politics

Sounds fair to me
huffingtonpost entry

The Debt Ceiling Impasse: The Myth of Grand Bargains and Win-Win Unicorns

Commented Jul 27, 2011 at 07:45:50 in Politics

“Yes, Ariana, it is growth we want, but that is hard. It is much easier for congress to fight over "leverage issues" than actually do something for the American people. And if that fighting damages the full faith and credit of the United States - well, what is that compared to winning an election?
John Boehner Debt Ceiling Plan May Still Trigger S&P Downgrade: Report

John Boehner Debt Ceiling Plan May Still Trigger S&P Downgrade: Report

Commented Jul 26, 2011 at 04:44:37 in Politics

“A downgrade is inevitable­. Our expenditur­es are at a post-war high as a % of GDP, while our taxes are at a near all-time low.k
huffingtonpost entry

What Could We Have Done to Save Amy Winehouse?

Commented Jul 26, 2011 at 04:37:10 in UK Entertainment

“Put her in a straight-j­acket in a padded room.
Other than that, as long as we were willing to grant her any human rights and freedoms at all: nothing.”

  • What Americans really want:
    1) Both sides of congress to stop playing with the full faith and credit of the United States for short-term political gain.
    2) Massive cuts in government spending, including defense
    3) Massive cuts in corporate welfare (subsidies, deductions, tax credits, allowances, etc)
    4) Eliminate all income-tax deductions, allowances and credits of any kind - & lower the tax rate accordingly.
    5) All levels of income to pay some tax, even if the percentage paid by the poor is very, very small
  • 1) Debates on 13-week schedule shows this for what it is: an electioneering campaign that ignores the needs of the American economy and its people.   Both sides of the aisle are jeopardizing the full faith and credit of the United States for short-term political gain.
         2) Running the economy in 13-week increments is the kind of short-termism that caused the financial crisis.  Sound like the bad old days of  France or Italy with four governments per year - like a banana republic.
  • What an idiot.  Doesn't he realize that prayers are supposed to be pseudo-serious, humorless, sanctimonious, droning drivel?   How dare he include anything human, anything joyful, anything funny?
            If God had wanted preachers to be funny, He wouldn't make them wear their collars backwards.