Category Archives: Asia

International Women’s Day

Well, it is that time of the year when we decide to devote an entire day focused upon the world of women and their struggle for being regarded on an equal basis with men. I believe we males should be proud that we are willing one day of the year to recognize that women in the workplace do encounter a few issues. A young woman who works in England described her encounters with those of the male sex. “The male friends I have at work are the same as me. They occasionally think being funny is more important than being nice. They’re neurotic, forceful when they think they’e right and not afraid to say ‘this is wrong, fix it’ and sometimes get things wrong. But, at the end of the day I’m still the bitch.” In other words, they will interact with women, joke with them, tease them, but it must always be clear that she is a woman and they are men. On International Women’s Day this professional woman had to make these comments but also made clear that she could not use her name. After all, her buddies at work want the world to know that some of their best friends are women.

Yes, we have come a long way, but, in reality we are closer to the starting line than to the end of this race for equality. The quest for equality is over when a person is a colleague, not a female colleague. One must alter minds to recognize that all at work are simply fellow workers and their sex is completely unimportant–AT WORK! Sex is for after work.

“BULLSHIT!”

Members of the Republican party went wild with enthusiasm for the worlds of Bibi Netanyahu who demanded military action against Iran and an end to the weak and ineffective policies of Barack Obama. Meier Dagan is the ex-headof Israel’s secret service, the Mossad, and he does have a slightly different take on the Bibi speech. One can sum up his perspective in a single word: BULLSHIT. Of course, this man actually has studied the situation, both in the Middle East and in Iran. Dagan was particularly infuriated when Bibi told Congress: “Israel’s soldiers have boundless courage and Israel is ready to defend itself.” Dagan felt these words were defiant and almost challenging Iran to attack Israel.

Dagan pointed out that the missiles of Iran pose no threat to the United States since they could never reach its shores. Bibi is great on rhetoric but somewhat confused about geography. Dagan, and most members of Mossad fear that Netanyahu’s policies.”on the matter of the Palestinian state are leading to a binational state or an apartheid state.” Benjamin Netanyahu is akin to white leaders of South Africa who promised that blacks would never attain equality in their land. Just continue to support apartheid and the end result would be peace. So, it is with Israel.

India, Land Of Rape!

India has for centuries been among the leading societies of the world. It contains a rich literary heritage, it has been a source of religion and philosophy that few societies can match. But, there is something sordid and sick within this society. It is the attitude of all too many men toward women. The government of Government official Naidu informed the world, “we can ban the film in India. But, this is an international conspiracy to defame India. We will see how the film can be stopped abroad.” The young woman got on a bus and then was raped by several men, including the bus driver. Following are comments from the rapists:

“a decent girl wouldn’t roam around at nine o’clock at night.”

” a girl if far more responsible for rape than a boy.”

“boy and girl are not equal.”

Yes, it is important for India to ban this film. Of course, some might argue that showing this film and then jailing the rapists just might send a message.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

France, Connexion: “New Burger Chain”

I assume it serves wine.

USA, aol: “Back To Normal”

The crazies are still with us in spirit and inn Congress.

UK, Guardian: “Who Stole Spring?

I checked with John Boehner and he assures me it was BARACK Obama.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “On Easy Street”

For the Koch brothers it is always on easy street along with their easy money.

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Police Shooting Uncoordinated”

Thank God or there would be more dead people!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

China, China Daily News: “Here We Go Again”

No law is a good law when Republicans control Congress.

Sweden,Local: “Genital Videos Unleashed”

I piss on this story!

France, Connexion: “Widen Duties For Dogs”

From now on they must pick up the shit.

UK, Guardian: “Baby Strapped To Wheel”

Big deal, Mitt Romney strapped a dog on top of his car!

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Missing Man Turns Up”

If a missing man turns up he is not missing.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

France, Connexion: “Back To Normal”

Republican gridlock.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Artificial Heart Man Returns Home”

I assume to an artificial wif.

Russia, Moscow Times: Patriarch Says Abortion Solves Population Problems”

Now, if we can just abort Vladimir Putin, the world will be OK.

China, China Daily: “Arrest Man For Selling Unclean Pork”

I am certain you cannot blame this on Jews.

Japan, Japan Times: “Young Adults Going Somewhere”

After student loan payments, just anywhere!

John Boehner Has Principles!

We Americans can get on our knees and thank God that John Boehner is ready, willing and able to protect us against the forces of terrorism that were created by the inept policies of one, Barack Obama. At a time when ISIS is murdering people or the nut cases in Nigeria are kidnapping and killing, as far as John is concerned the greatest threat to the American people are those who enter America in order to pick our crops and clean up our dirt. John and his merry group of nut cases in the House of Representatives have passed a bill to provide funding for the Department of Homeland Security as long as they ensue no money goes to handle illegal immigrants. I do realize that few reading this have the historical understanding possessed by House Republicans who are convinced some illegal immigrant kids pose the real threat to the survival of the American nation.

The US Senate can not get support to pass a similar bill and wants to pass two bills, one that funds DHS and one that deals with children. According to John: “I’m waiting for the Senate to act on the bill.” So, come Friday, less money for DHS and fewer working to deal with terrorism. Sheldon Aldeson and the billionaires are happy, they will get tax cuts and when one has a billion, the fear of terrorists is not central to life. Republican congressman John Fleming wants America to know, “To cave in on this point, I think our leadership sees real danger in doing that.”

Welcome to America one and all terrorists. Just don’t allow them Hispanic kids to enter!

Wisdom Of Chairman Rudy

Once upon a time there was a mayor of New York City who did some decent things for its citizens. During the hectic hours of 9/11 Mayor Rudy Giuliani was a rallying point for the city. Since then, he has devoted his time to proving that this man has only one concern in his mind, make money and make himself out to be the leading idiot of the Republican Party. Rudy has decided to save the American people from the black dude who is our president. A few days ago Rudy blasted away at Barack Obama claiming that he did “not love America.” Here is the latest comment from the dude who speaks nonsense:

“look this man was brought up in a white family and whatever he learned or did not learn, I attribute more to the influence of communism and socialism.” Now from whence did this man obtain such ideas and when did he? They stem from the influence “when he was nine years old or through family connections.” Let me get this clear, during the past year this “communist” has presided over an economy which generated over two million jobs and has witnessed the incredible growth of wealth for those at the top. Little did I realize that Communists and Socialists cared for the wealthy of this land.

Yes, Rudy, once again you are bringing together the people of America. Keep it up, and who could vote for a Republican ever again!

Hop Bus, Get Raped

The people of Turkey are part of an ancient civilization that has long been a source of peace. But, there is also something that has become all too often a frequent aspect of the culture of that land. Twenty year old Ozgecan Aslan simply got on a mini bus on her way home and the end result of this simple action wound up with her battered body being found. It was clear that she had been raped and then murdered. The sad aspect of this case is she was not the first woman to get on a bus and wind up raped and murdered. She was attacked by the bus driver, his dad and another guy. The fact this group worked together is clear they had long planned an attack on a woman. Thousands are in the streets of Turkey demanding an end to the campaign against women.

Many blame the government of President Recep Erdogan and his Justice and Development party which believes the greets threat to women in Turkey stems from lack of education about the Muslim religion. Each month President Erdogan comes out with new ideas about making Muslim women more Muslim rather than making Muslim women more secure. He has become obsessed with more religious education rather than become concerned about the safety of women on public transport.

New Style Taliban

It is a common event in human history for violent groups to evolve from their terrorist backgrounds into a more moderate status. In Bakakhshan province in Afghanistan a new style Taliban has become to emerge that is fundamentally different from Taliban groups elsewhere in the country. Many of these Taliban men have now accepted some of the pleasures of modern life. They allow young girls to go to school. They enjoy watching television and dancing to music. They regard beheading enemies to be a violation of the Koran and the meaning of the Muslim religion. Just imagine, members of Taliban dancing and singing. What next, to sing and dance with WOMEN!

This group of Taliban warriors seek to create a viable economy and establish some form of modern government that is not corrupt. Perhaps, these are Taliban who deserve some contact by the Afghan government which might agree to work with them. Perhaps, it is time to establish modern Taliban groups that want to end war and work for peace at the local level. A heck of a lot better than sending in the drones of destruction.