Category Archives: Asia

Kettle Calls Kettle Black

The expected occurred in the United Nations when the Ambassador from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea appeared and made a speech in which the representative from North Korea informed the world there was a nation that violated the norms of human behavior and it sure was not the land of Kim Jong-un. According to Ja Song-nam the United States of America has committed the “greatest human rights violations in the world.” I assume the speech was given with a straight face. We can expect similar speeches from the Taliban or ISIS or any number of Taliban style groups who will not crack a smile as they shout about violations of human rights committed by the United States of America. If we Americans behave in ways that violate human rights we can expect to be charged with the same crimes that were committed by those who do the shouting.

Frankly, for the past decade leaders of the United States of America have demonstrated a complete lack of understanding how “enhanced interrogation” will play out on the world screen. We used to have something called the Voice of America which spouted our view about the evils of communism. In many European nations there were millions who cited our policies to black Americans as examples of hypocrisy when we attacked communists as evil. Sorry, Dick Cheney, you may play at being righteous on Fox News but on the world stage you are the personification of evil.

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

Some fear the unknown, I fear any and all technology.

People these days work hard to become obese.

Honor thyself to honor others.

It is beneficial to know what you do not know.

Teen girls chew and talk.

I assume cafe people used their hands to talk.

Tomorrow will arrive, just have patience.

I buy things in order to be a job creator.

Each day a new idea is born.

Work hard at identifying things to learn.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

France, Connexion: “False Conductor Arrested On Train”

Hopefully, he was collecting false money.

Sweden, Local: “Neo-Facists Want Apology”

How dare anyone insult Adolf, he loved dogs!

Turkey, Hurriyet: “Turkey Drifting Toward Irrationalism”

If one lives in an irrational world, it is just normal to be irrational.

Australia, Canberra Times: “Student Who Poisoned Roommate Gets New Trial”

Did he poison the judge?

China, China Daily: “China Ships Water To Maldives Islands”

What else would an island need but water?

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

I embrace the new–partially.

I always keep one foot back in the past.

I feel sorry for those not interested in the past.

I assume finger nails were essential for human survival.

Each day I need an hour of peaceful solitude.

Some are touched by physical beauty, some by mental.

White goes well with jeans.

I love warmth of sun, my ancestors were from the Middle East.

Long time since I wore a name tag.

I so miss standing on a highway with thumb up seeking a ride.

Myths About Militant Deaths

Drones fill the skies in Pakistan or in Iraq as the American air war continues year after year. There are two basic assumptions surrounding this air offense against “militants.” One assumption is that a drone attack is predicated upon accurate information that militant X is within the house being bombed. Yesterday, American missiles blasted a target in North Waziristan in Pakistan. US officials insist the drone killed militant leaders. A Pakistan official noted, “there is suspicion that an important commander was within the compound when the missiles struck, but this is yet to be verified.” Reality, it is very difficult to verify anything.

The second assumption is that killing leaders of guerrilla groups results in the collapse of such organizations. I would welcome an announcement from the American government which cites an example of killing off leaders resulting in the collapse of militant organizations. I do not know of anything such example in modern history!

ISIS In Syria, Death In Pakistan

Over forty jeeps loaded with young men dressed in black entered the small Syrian town of Derna, the young men of the town were ordered to appear, they were informed of the necessity to shout their faith in the new leaders of their village, and ISIS claimed another victory in Syria. Naturally, the Western world is upset at the capture of a small town in Syria by those seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East, and then in the world. The reality is that this is a small town, it is not a significant town, it is more of a village than a town, but the US will now become upset. We can expect Fox News pundits who don’t have the faintest idea where the town is, but are certain this is yet another example of the failed Obama foreign policy in the Middle East.

Over in Pakistan, an important al-Qaeda leader, Adnan Shjukrijumah was killed by the Pakistan army. He had previously been indicted in the US for planing to plant explosives on the New York City subway. The reality that America fails to grasp is that killing an important terrorist simply means that a different terrorist will step up to assume leadership. That is the reality of modern guerrilla warfare. It was true in Vietnam a half century ago, and it is true today.

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

Give a bottle to a child and he will shake it.

All children will duel with any form of stick.

America has become a fearful nation that is afraid of itself.

I so enjoy watching rain fall. I used to walk in it.

I assume it rains on all planets?

Ultimate question: Is Heaven a better place to be?

It must be anti-semitism, but I never win the lottery. Has any Jew won it?

Old saying: “It’s only money.” You bert and do we want it.

I continue challenging fate by living.

I assume one day I will read from a kindle.

We Need A Philandering Map!

The President of China is sick and tired of corrupt officials and has decided to do something about it. President Xi Jinping has released what he terms, a Philandering Map that reveals which officials are stealing money from the people of China. “if misconduct is not corrected but allowed to run rampant it will build an invisible wall between our party and the people of China.” This is rather a strange attitude for a leader of a nation. I thought the purpose of being a government official was so one could become wealthy?

Perhaps, it is time in the United States of America to release a Philandering Map which depicts the manner in which our officials fuck the people of this land by selling their minds to corporations. There is sex in which one sells the body, and there is prostitution in which one sells a vote in Congress. Anyway, the new Congress this spring will be fucking the people of this land, and boy, will they make none!

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

Never allow a child to go to sleep with anger in their heart.

Always be the guardian of love.

If you cannot do something research a way to do it.

Holidays have lost historic meaning.

I distance myself in coffee shops from people.

Within each human exists a dungeon of hate and anger, never open that door.

For some their life companion is their iPad.

These days couples grow alike in body size.

I feel awkward if there are new staff in my coffee shop.

One must accept defeat for the moment to win, eventually.

Bad Guys CAN Win

I have now reached the age of 84 meaning that during my life there has been a world war, war in Vietnam, war in the Middle East, and God knows where else that good people have been murdered because some folks were convinced that God or some other power was on their side. Naturally, those who murder are always convinced that killing the innocent is simply behaving in a logical manner because if those without power are allowed to possess power, it is simply the beginning of the end of sanity. It has now been several weeks since thousands took to the streets of Hong Kong in pursuit of some basic rights. Actually, the protesters simply wanted to be able to vote for the person of their choice in the so called, “election” that the Chinese government allowed to take place. Of course, it was no election, more in the nature of a dictate imposed upon the people of Hong Kong by the men who rule China.

At this moment, the streets of Hong Kong do not display thousands marching with banners demanding the right to vote. The bad guys are in power, and from now on, march and face some years in prison. Frankly, this is normally what occurs when people are powerless. Those with power invariably win the game of who makes decisions. Was it worth the display of protest? Yes, protest may now win today, but there is always tomorrow!