Category Archives: Asia

Just Another Cop Talks

For many  years I had the opportunity to teach members of the St. Louis police force. Most of these men and women were intelligent, pleasant, and felt proud of their job working to ensure the safety of people. Frankly, I never came across any nut cases, but these days, it is difficult to get through the day without another example of some rogue cop who has a been with those who come from minority groups.

San Francisco police officer, Jasen Lai proved once again that some idiot cops don’t know when to keep their mouth shut. He decided to do some texting:

“I hate the beaner, but I think the nig is worse.”

‘Indians are disgusting.’

“Burn down the Walgreen and and kill the bums”

At  least there is no indication that Jasen Lai  has no gripes against .Asians.

Whee Are The Jobs?

Donald  Trump, Bernie Sanders and millions of Americans blame the economic decline and loss of good paying jobs to China or Mexico or some other place in the world. Recent figures indicate the fastest growing jobs in America over the coming decades will  pay workers about $25,000 a year. That means they are paying workers about $13 an hour. A high  percent of these jobs are in some aspect of the health field.Three-fourths of these fast growing jobs pay less than $35,000  a year. Yet, Bernie Sanders insists that if we bring back jobs from China the result will be “13,000,00 high paying jobs.”

On one hand Bernie  Sanders attacks selfish wealthy people, and on the other hand, he insists they will  pay high wages. Let me inform the good Senator that for those with wealth, the solution is more and more technology and less and less human labor. Sorry, Bernie, they will NOT be offering high wage jobs. So,where does that leave the demand for higher wages?

I will address this issue in the coming weeks. However, there is one certainty, high paying jobs will not be coming back from China nor Mexico!

Donald — Consider Philippines

It is very  difficult to  uncover any politician who can outdo the great Donald Trump but just gaze over to the Philippines where another presidential candidate can out Trump any day in the year. Rodrigo Daterk is seeking to become president of his nation. He currently is  mayor of  Davno City which is in the southern part of the Philippines.  A young missionary was gang raped and then murdered by some hoodlums. One would assume that any decent man would express sorrow or anger, but this guy wants to trump the Trump man.

“I was angry that she was raped, that was one  thing. But, she was beautiful. I think the mayor should have been first. What a waste.”

Has this guy considered seeking the job of being president of the USA?

Republicans On Foreign Policy

We have now been treated to several months of Republican candidates pontificating on how they would handle foreign policy. Let me sum up their “ideas.”

1. Bomb whatever is moving. Who the hell knows how or why bombing guys who are hiding will result in their deaths.

2. Restore the American military to what it once was. The US military  budget is nearly $60o billion. That is greater than the next six nations. Oh, we have 12 Carrier groups and the Chinese navy has ONE old aircraft carrier.

3. Ted insists that he even knows where the Middle East is, but the only one that he surpasses in knowledge is Donald Trump.

4. Let’s build a wall on our southern border. I assume that is an example of foreign policy.

5. Let’s NOT build a wall on our northern border. Gee, do you think terrorists might figure out it is OK to get in by the northern border?

6. Be tough with China. Whatever that means.

7. Fuck NATO. Now that is a great example of foreign policy.

Afghanistan Forever And Never

Every so often I think about Afghanistan and the lost dreams of that invasion. As you recall, the US invaded Afghanistan, not only to seek out Osama bin Laden, but to end the tyrannical rule of Muslim fanatics who had imposed Sharia law and made life miserable for women, mainly in the cities. Prior to the arrival of the Taliban, most  urban Afghan women had rights to education and interesting careers. Well, the Taliban arrived, and that dream ended.

So, we Americans arrived, and George Bush had absolutely NO ideas concerning exactly what the US should or would do in the newly conquered areas. John  Sopko, the Inspector General for Afghanistan pointed out that after FIFTEEN YEARS, the place was in chaos. 700 schools are now closed. Corruption is the norm for what passes for government. Soldiers discover their guns or ammunition has been sold by superiors to–THE TALIBAN. Opium production is as high as it was prior to the arrival of American and NATO forces. So, what to do?

1. The US should purchase the entire opium crop, including paying farmers top price. That would damage the Taliban source of great wealth. Heck, we can burn the stuff–much cheaper than fighting the Taliban.

2. Transfer power to local big shots and accept the reality the central government simply can not win any war.

3. Retain the army in  few major cities and turn the rest of the country over to local clan leaders.

4. Of course, we could somehow uncover honest, efficient and clear thinking Afghan leaders. I doubt it.

Reality–we just failed in this example of nation building. It would have helped if President Bush had a plan. Then again, George is the older brother of Jeb, and we know how effective Jeb is as a thinker.

The Panama Papers

The world is being rocked by the release of the Panama Papers. This collection  of information contains 11.5 million files collected by the law firm of Mossack Foreseen in conjunction with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists(ICIJ). Among the revelations is:

Russian leader Vladimir Putin has  $2 billion trail of money which he did not obtain from just the President’s salary.

Some of his key assistants have offshore billion dollar funds

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has at least a billion.

Ukraine President Petro Porshenko has gobs of money.

Alaa Mubarak, son of the former President of Egypt has a few hundred million.

Heck, even the father of British PM David Cameron has gobs of money stashed in the Bahamas and never pays taxes.

Did you ever get the feeling the wealthy lead lives that are somewhat different from ours?

Take Shit Out Of Equation

The state of Maharashtra in India has announced new rules  pertaining to political candidates for local village elections.  Anyone running for office must produce evidence they have access to a toilet. Perhaps, we need laws such as this one in the current process to determine who will run for the presidency.

1. How about a law that during any speech, stating more than five lies in two paragraphs will result in a giant arm that will grab the candidate and dump him a pool of water?

2. Each candidate prior to a speech must produce at least one pound of shit from their body  in order to demonstrate they are not completely full of bullshit.

3. Donald Trump will only be interviewed by women who are not into a menstrual period.

4. For each promise made by a candidate on any issue, they must produce a pound of their own shit if the promise is logically impossible to be achieved.

5. We could have a debate in which each candidate provides their latest shit. The one with the largest shit gets the delegates from the state having a primary. Of course,this means Donald is the shit-down winer!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 25 year old mind trapped in an 85 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

From George Washington to Donald Trump disproves the concept of evolution.

At one Republican debate I expect a real good food fight.

Anderson Cooper had no right to term Trump’s comment that of a five year old, it definitely was that of a four year old.

The real mystery of life is why so many guys and gals want to blow themselves up and go to heaven. It’s the END of life, guys.

Am I the only one who  has never seen a Kardashian?

Just a few more days to baseball where there always is a winner and a loser.

Strange, no one these days ever mentions, Afghanistan.

Letter From An Unknown Writer

President Xi Jinping of China is very upset. There are things that one does not do in the Communist nation of China, and one of them is to write letters accusing the head honcho of China of failing to respect democracy in his own nation. This anonymous letter has resulted in massive searches and imprisonment of people as China’s security apparatus seeks to uncover this threat to the  very existence of China’s society and government. As of this moment, no one has come forth admitting to this dastardly crime against humanity. In a spirit of fairness to our Chinese readers we offer some possibilities:

1. One might check all those in China who are capable of writing a letter.

2. Donald Trump is a likely candidate, after all, he already has threatened to wipe out Xi Jinping once they are in a room together negotiating.

3. Ted Cruz who believes that anything Donald can do, he can do better. After all, he did go to Harvard and did learn how to write letters. Of course, he never took a science course and that is why he always makes certain people know,”I am not a scientist.”

4.Of course,the President should be happy it is a letter and not a letter bomb from ISIS.

If this is the concern over a letter,what do these security guys do with a book!

Pakistan Harvests Its Terror

During the 1990s when Afghanistan was in chaos following the defeat of Russian forces and collapse of a Communist government, the Inter Services Intelligence of Pakistan–their version of the CIA decided to organize a new terrorist group known as the Taliban and send them into Afghanistan in order to restore law and order. Of course, the “order” they restored was a strict version of Sharia law. Women were denied the right to work, let alone any human rights.

Fast forward twenty years and the terrorist created by the ISI have come back to haunt the nation of Pakistan. Hundreds were gathered at a park in Lahore when Taliban terrorists set off bombs. At least 69 are dead and hundreds wounded. Ironically, even today the ISI continues to  support the Taliban in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, the people of Pakistan must endure the criminal acts of its own leaders!