HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

Denmark,Copenhagen Post: “Come In From The Rain”

Some are wet in body and wet in spirit.

Canada,Toronto Star: “Missing Woman Found”

I assume she is no longer a missing woman.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Man Dumped At Psychiatric Center”

I hope his name was Vladimir Putin.

Norway, Norway Post: ‘Nontraditional Families”

These days for some that means a man and a woman.

Egypt, al-ahram: “South Sudan Peace Talks Collapse”

What else, it is in South Sudan?

Freedom In China

The Chinese Communist government has been able to create a moderne economy and it has enriched the lives of its people. Of course, it enriches people with money, not with ideas or respect for their integrity as individuals. The very concept of “individualism” is repugnant to the very basis of the Chinese Communist government. Actually, it is remarkable that a modern society has been created without also including the very basis of democracy. Perhaps, this is evidence that if one feeds people they may not be as enthusiastic for freedom of speech. OR, it could be that modern technology can prevent the rise of voices urging democratic values. China is an open society when it comes to making money, but it is a closed society when it comes to democracy.

Gao Yu is a 71 year old woman who refuses to remain silent about the ideas of democracy in China. Once again, she is headed for prison. Her crime? She provided Western journalists with copies of Document Number 9. What is in this document? Document Number 9 outlines the goals of the Chinese government. It discusses how to prevent the infiltration of Western ideas about freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and basic western concepts of democracy. So, she has broken the law and must head to jail.

Reality: There are millions of Chinese people who oppose the goals of Document Number 9. One day there will be a Document Number 10 whose goals are to allow democracy to flourish in China.

ISIS STILL AROUND

American planes are bombing ISIS, Jordan planes are bombing ISIS, British planes are bombing ISIS, French planes are bombing ISIS, heck, even Iraq planes are bombing ISIS, but for some strange reason this group continues to advance and take over areas of Iraq. The Iraq Prime Minister Haidar al-abaci is pleading for help in halting this terrorist group which is now drawing men and women from all parts of the world to its banner of Islam. Why?

1. ISIS enforces struck laws of honesty when it takes over an area.

2. ISIS provides food and clothing and shelter to all. Of course, they take food, clothing and shelter from those who have those items.

3. ISIS establishes free education for the children and teaches them the Koran from dawn to dusk.

4. ISIS promises that if they triumph, Muslims will be respected in the world.

5. ISIS does not allow officers to steal money and it insists on respect for all soldiers.

6. ISIS pays soldiers a decent salary.

7. ISIS offers wives to its soldiers and provides for the family.

An idea can not be defeated with bombs, it can only be defeated by another idea.

This is NOT done by the Iraq government. Wonder why ISIS is still around and growing?

Republicans For Cleaning Up Our Prison System

During the past thirty years both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have been insisting that we have to lock up those who are criminals. At this moment in time about one out of four people in some sort of prison on this planet are in an American jail. One has to admit that America IS NUMGER ONE!! Yeah, we are NUMBER ONE, NUMBER ONE! Senator Rand Paul and Republican Congressman Raul Labrador, the person,not the dog, are making clear their desire to work with Democrats to ensure that those who are African American or of Hispanic origin, are not being targeted by police forces for a jail term. After all, white skinned foo also smoke some pot,but white skinned folk do not wind up in jail at the same rate as those who are dark skinned. (This blog refused to employ the silly expression, “people of color” since all humans are people of color).

OK, there is now a coalition of Republicans and Democrats to do something about the excessive number of blacks and Hispanics in jail. So, what must be done?

1. Make use of drugs legal. Heck,that solves the entire problem.

2. Pass rigid gun laws to prevent people from wandering around with weapons of destruction.

3. Train cops to be polite when encountering those with dark skins. Actually, talk with those people as though they worked on Wall Street.

Scott Walker Is Silent, Sort Of

Governor Scott Walker is running for president and thus must display his knowledge of foreign policy. One usually begins with a trip to Europe that does not include viewing the famous sites of other countries but entails talking with members of the foreign media. Scott made clear that he does not discuss foreign policy while outside the territory of the United States of America. Of course, he does agree that the entire Congress of the USA should be part of deciding on the foreign policy of the American people. However, Scott did make a few points:

1. His bravery is standing up to teachers and firemen seeking higher wages does qualify him to stand up to ISIS.

2. He does want troops in Syria, but at this moment does not know who they will be fighting with or alongside. Sort of confusing.

3. He loves Israel and each and every Jew he encounters.

4. He hates Iran and each and every Iranian. At the moment, he is sort of confused as to exactly where lies this country. Somewhere in the Middle East, he thinks.

5. He wants to destroy Iran’s nuclear sites, but is not exactly clear how to do this.

6. He definitely hates Islamic terrorists.

7. When he notes “our allies” he means, Israel.

Oh, and his firm in his belief that President Obama has a “failed foreign policy.” One of these days he will discuss this foreign policy.

Putin Answers Questions

Once each year the Great Leader takes some time in order to respond to each and every question that is posed him by those who are peasants in the land. OK, so he does not answer each and every question, but after three hours and fifty eight minutes of his wisdom, who can deny this man, a bit of rest. We can not provide the entire range of responses since that would consume hours of your time, but at least we can submit a few choice comments from the man who knows all:

Q: How many hours do you sleep each night?” from a five year old Russian.

R: “I’m happy that you love to sleep.” OK, he sort of did not answer the question, but he did discuss sleep.

Q: Why did we take the Crimea?

R: I had to listen to the voice of the people of Crimea.” He did hold a referendum, didn’t he?

Q: Will Russia allow the people in the Kurile Islands to vote about joining Japan?

R: “Why would any person want to be part of Japan rather than our Beloved Russia?

Q: Do you enjoy speaking with the Russian people?

R: “Yes.”

Q: Do you believe in God?

R: “Yes.”

I submitted the following question but it was not answered.

“So, how much money do you exactly have in your bank account?”

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We now have over five hundred Secretaries of State.

Marco Rubio wants to lead troops into battle against ISIS

We are now witnessing the unraveling of Rand Paul from voice of peace to war leader.

I wonder if the Tea Party keeps score of how many black dudes died today?

Modern police tactics -shoot first, ask questions later.

We are witnessing the season of our discontent.

Hate is now the dominating feeling in this nation. And, guess who is the hated?

The New American Foreign Policy

Seventy years ago the United States was confronted with a Cold War against the Soviet Union. For some reason, this threat by a nation that had atomic bombs did not persuade the Congress of the United States that it should look over the shoulder of presidents and make certain that he did not sign any agreements without first voting on it. Every American president handled foreign policy and we never had a war with the Soviet Union. Examine the record:

1. President Eisenhower offered to share atomic secrets with the world and reached out to the Soviet Union.

2. President Kennedy engaged in secret agreements with the Soviet Union without Congress getting in his way.

3. President Richard Nixon recognized the Communist China which killed over twenty thousand Americans during the Korean War. No Congress input.

4. President St. Ronald Reagan made agreements withe the Soviet Union about nuclear weapons. No Congress input.

5. Heck, President George Bush I invaded Iraq without a declaration of war by Congress

6. Of course, George Bush II sort of invaded Iraq.

Not once in the diplomatic history of our foreign policy has Congress demanded to oversee what a President does in his foreign policy negotiations.

So, why now now?

Anti-Immigrant Hysteria

There is no question that throughout the entire world a growing anger is being felt toward the Immigrant. The Popular Front political party in France has now grown to over twenty percent of the vote due to its open hatred of The Immigrant. In England, the UKip promises to rid the country of immigrants. Germany has an anti immigrant political movement. Italy, which is the main target of African immigrants, has a growing anger toward any immigrant. Oh, Italians also hate Roma immigrants from eastern Europe. Turkey is now home to hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees who are hated by millions of Syrians. South Africa which has an economy that includes modern industry has become the object of over five million immigrants from African societies that do not have economies offering alternative job opportunities other than farming. The message is clear- fewer and fewer people want to farm, at least farm the old fashioned way which requires hard work and depends on the weather.

These immigrants share one thing in common. They will take any physical labor job, they will do the dirty work of modern societies, they will accept lower wages because they fear being deported, and they lack any form of protection by government. They readily become a political talking point by demagogues such as Ted Cruz or anyone who just wants to get votes. The immigrant is a modern wandering person knowing no home, having no friend and never welcomed by those who claim to believe in some form of religion.

Oh, Ted Cruz actually was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father.

Media And Hillary

The silly season has just begun and we can look forward to about fifteen months of silliness as members of the media follow every single aspect of the life of Hillary Clinton. You can expect media stories about he following events in the daily life of Hillary Clinton.

1. An expose about what she did NOT eat today.

2. Hillary drinks coffee which leads to a discussion about what is the real American coffee a political leader must drink.

3. Hillary wore dark glasses –WHAT IS HILLARY HIDING FROM THE PUBLIC?

4. Or, HILLARY DARK GLASSES HIDES THE BILL SLAP ON HER FACE

5. Why didn’t Hillary walk the dog today? Does this mean she hates dogs?

6. An in-depth analysis of Hillary Clinton’s clothes.

7. Why doesn’t Hillary baby sit her grandchild?

8. The ultimata exposure: “Are Monica Lewinsky and Hillary secret lovers”???

9. Who really was the father of the Clinton child?

I hope these stories prepare you for the silly season that already has begun.